January 25, 2014

Have you considered that your business model might not be the best way to promote and market your programs, packages and services?  The maze of marketing options and business models can be confusing especially if you’ve only been given select pieces of the marketing puzzle. The KEY is to determine how you’d like to craft your business and marketing to truly support YOU!  Personally I prefer a lifestyle business that promotes freedom while making money from my passions. James Roche is a trusted friend and colleague. We’ve worked together in several capacities (including when I was a mastermind leader for Ali Brown’s programs and more). Recently James and I had a candid conversation about marketing and lifestyle/freedom-based businesses. The content was so JUICY we decided to record it. When you crave a business that gives you a […]

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January 20, 2014

By being proactive you can create a solid marketing plan for success.  As we grow and evolve this may mean that our business model will change, too. With this in mind, it’s important to create your Content Strategy Plan (aka Internet marketing editorial calendar) at least a quarter in advance.  NOW is THE time to evaluate where you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going. This includes: Reviewing revenue streams and projections Making adjustments as necessary Revisiting strategy and execution To help get the juices flowing I’m sharing a rich resource. I was honored to be interviewed by Jim Nemley on BlogTalkRadio. He is a such a great source of information and inspiration. I could talk to him about marketing and strategy for hours. I’m sharing our interview from Building Your Xtra-Ordinary Business Radio Program here because it’s full […]

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January 8, 2014

There are three key elements to creating the life and business you desire. Gratitude, success and support. I suggest that we all focus on gratitude and success (Exactly why I keep a journal of gratitude and a journal of success). It’s one of the best ways I know to stay focused on what really matters and celebrate accomplishments (As well as pick myself up when I’m being to hard on myself — Can you relate to that?). One thing I know for sure is that each of us are way too critical of our own success and where we think we ought to be. This is why it’s important to surround ourselves with people who can hold the space for our vision and hold us accountable to ensure we’re not only moving forward but that we’re stretching ourselves. […]

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January 6, 2014

How will you design your business so it’s fully supporting you instead of the other way around? (yes, we’ve all been there and IT can change — but it’s up to you). Setting intentions for the New Year is important. Being clear with your intentions is important any time of year and you can change your intentions whenever you want. That’s the beauty of freedom and taking responsibility for your own life. AND, your life should fully support YOU in all areas. I’m not a fan of resolutions. In fact, I resolve not to make resolutions. I feel they lack substance. Instead I make commitments to myself and I set a theme for the year (often selecting theme songs that correspond with my focus but that’s another post). My theme for 2013 was “CHANGE”… I took a […]

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January 3, 2014

Are YOU sure your online marketing is as streamlined as it needs to be? Let me take that question a step further … have you considered marketing audits for all of your offerings and revenue streams? Do you have a system in place to monitor communications and make sure your team (current or previous) sets up your online communications properly? I am seriously asking this and for a very good reason. AND part of that reason is I learned the hard way that you must personally spot check the work your team is doing (or enlist the support of someone you trust) to make sure it’s done properly and in some cases, that it’s done at all… Remember how I share that each of your online offerings needs to have its own strategy (that means external marketing […]

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December 19, 2013

During the holiday season GIFTS are on the brain. You either love this time of year or you’re not that wild about it. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium. Personally I love the traditions. My tree is a special joy and last year I didn’t put it up so I’m really enjoying it this year (that’s another story). I’m also getting in the spirit by breaking out the holiday cookie recipes and doing some baking. This includes my Oma’s Russian Tea Cake recipe (yummy). On the other hand, I am grossed out by all the commercialism and consumerism during this time. I know, I know… THIS, coming from a marketing person. It’s true, I’d like to see more tradition and less hype and don’t even get me started on the inflatable, plastic yard ornaments (TACKY […]

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December 16, 2013

Are your marketing efforts getting results that help you meet your projections? Or, put another way, are your marketing messages easily attracting CASH because you are truly being of service? It seems like there is always a lot of buzz about how to get your marketing to work better. That IS important. At the same time, I believe, it’s more important to know why your marketing is NOT working in the first place. When you can identify what is keeping your marketing in a holding pattern you can course correct. This means you need to review and monitor your projections and your marketing messages to make sure you’re achieving your goals. You might also consider changing your approach. In addition to accurately predicting the shift in marketing that we are still seeing today (Click this link AWE_LisaMSBCD  […]

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November 22, 2013

As an entrepreneur or business owner you have many roles. Not only do you have to make your magic, you have to market your magic and before any of that can happen you have to have a solid foundation for success. This includes carefully looking at where you have been, where you are now and where you are going (or where you want to be). Here are three key questions you’ll want to be very clear about. • What’s your BIG PICTURE vision? • What you have accomplished so far and are your results really supporting your big vision? • Are you meeting projections or does something need to change? To help you dig a little deeper with the process I’m sharing 7 HOT business strategy tips. These are not NEW but they are tried and true. […]

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October 27, 2013

No matter what time of year it is, it’s important to think about results. In October of 2013 I celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Write On Creative. This caused me to pause and reflect on what’s working and what needs to change. More about that later. First lets look at your business…and your marketing results. Are you secretly wishing for a money tree? There are days that I’d love to have a money tree and I know that’s not going happen. In fact, dreaming about money trees is about as effective as following cookie cutter marketing plans that don’t take your vision, values and mission into consideration. Interestingly enough, your business is a lot like a tree. You must plant the seed and continually water it so it will grow. As it matures there is also […]

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October 21, 2013

One of the ways that I like to give back is to interview my preferred clients about their business mission and vision. This approach is important to me because it goes beyond the standard testimonial format to showcase the brilliance of my preferred clients and help share their message with those who might need to hear it. It’s also important to note that this is not an affiliate promotion. The sole purpose of the Write On Creative preferred client spotlight interview is to spread the good word about the amazing work my clients are doing. I’m honored to serve mission-driven business owners across the globe who are striving to facilitate change, improve lives and make a real difference. This Write On Creative Client Spotlight interview showcases  Pamela Wills Coaching. Pamela invested in a Manyon Marketing Web Makeover. This […]

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