The “Silent” Partner in Your Business Success

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If you’re a solopreneur like I am, you may long for a partner to help you achieve business success faster. Creating a business partnership has advantages. It can help you bridge the gap in expertise and knowledge that you may be lacking. A partner might provide a cash infusion that the business needs. And a partner can bring new opportunities to the business that you wouldn’t necessarily find on your own.

There are risks to having a partnership. Now you’ve got someone else invested in the business who may not always see things your way. There’s a greater chance of conflict and instability in a partnership. That’s why many solopreneurs opt to build a team of people instead.

You can hire virtual assistants to manage things like social media, copywriting, accounting, etc. It’s easier to grow when you have people doing the things you don’t like to do, or the things that are too time-consuming when you should be engaging in revenue generating activities.

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Follow Your Passion and Trust the Outcome

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I’ve frequently heard coaches and other experts say, “Follow your passion and the money will come.”

It seems too good to be true, doesn’t it?

I know many small business owners who have a passion for what they do, but they’re still struggling when it comes to money.

I think the disconnect comes about because even though we may be following our passion, there are frequently limiting beliefs that get in the way, and hold us back from the prosperity and abundance we desire.

I’m going through this process right now.

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Why it’s Good to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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When is the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

It’s good to stretch yourself from time to time. That’s how you grow.

It’s how I’m growing.

I started this blog in 2009, the year I launched my SEO copywriting business. I’m proud to say that until December 2016, I posted some type of content related to online marketing at least once a month. Sometimes it was an original article, sometimes it was a video or an infographic.

What happened in December?

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What’s Love Got to Do with… My Business?

I’ve been in business for nearly 10 years, working primarily with small business owners, helping them create website content that gets found on Google, and motivates their visitors to take action.

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Nothing has pleased me more over the years than to hear from one of my clients that their phone is ringing because of the changes I made to their website copy.

But over the past few months, something has been tugging at my heart. It’s leading me to shift my focus to something more spiritual in nature. I’ve been wrestling with how to reconcile the two sides – spirituality and business.

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Boosting Ecommerce with Social Commerce

ecommerce social commerceBy Karthik Reddy

Have you ever heard about Fcommerce? You probably have: Facebook Commerce was supposed to be the future of ecommerce. It was supposed to be that way, but now we know that things are not that simple. One cannot multiply own revenue simply by adding a ‘Shop’ tab on its Facebook Page; that is, it is not possible to rely only on Facebook for this matter. This is one of the reasons why Fcommerce is just a tiny part of what social media can bring to emerchants.

First things first, let me remind you of the definition of social commerce. Wikipedia states: ‘Social commerce is a subset of electronic commerce that involves using social media and online media to support social interaction and user contributions, to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services.’

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Why Attend the International Women’s Business Systems Virtual Summit

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As a business owner, you need systems in place that work as hard as you do. Systems are the key ingredient that allow you to scale your business and achieve new levels of growth.

If you’re ready to systematize & scale your business, you need to attend the 2018 Premier International Women’s Business Systems Virtual Summit taking place April 16-20, 2018.

This online event features over 40 speakers (including yours truly!) offering strategies in 5 different areas to help you save time and increase revenue.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

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Every manager, entrepreneur, and office employee knows this:

Time is of the essence. And as long as there is such a thing as a deadline, it is going to stay that way.

Think about this:

Most people readily admit that they can’t manage their time properly. This is hardly surprising, given the amount of stress we have to deal with on a daily basis and the increasing tempo of our everyday lives. As a result of poor organizational skills, productivity drops and a huge chunk of work time is wasted.

According to a Microsoft study, most people use no more than 60% of their working hours productively.

Now, this finding doesn’t indicate that most people are lazy and fail to take their direct responsibilities seriously. The reason many people see their productivity plummet is that they don’t approach their work in the most efficient way possible.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Why Social Media is Essential for Customer Service

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If your customers are on social media, your business better be there too. Customer service can be handled effectively through networks like Twitter and Facebook. And companies that ignore these channels, do so at their peril.

Case in point. I recently tried to buy tickets online to see Book of Mormon. The theater’s website wouldn’t let me finish the transaction. It was especially frustrating because I only had a limited amount of time to complete the purchase before the website released my seats to be purchased by someone else.

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