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Blog Show and Tell + Inside Blogging for Business
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Hack Into Your Own Business Success with LaShanda Henry & Gwen Elliot
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How to Promote Your Blog Posts: My Content Distrubution Checklist
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PayPal Profits & Power Moves: Finding Your Sweet Spot! (video)
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Creating Blog Content: 10 Ideas, Setting Goals, and Profit Potential (audio)
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LIFESTYLE Branding: Are you ready to develop your personal brand online?
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Have you seen or used the new Facebook “save” feature?
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(9pm EST Google+ Hangout) Hack Into Your Own Business Success
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7 Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make: #3 is Spot On!
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Becoming an Expert Brand: How to Make Your Brand a Beast…or An Authority
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Fall Focus: Creating Better Blog Content to Bring in More Business (audio)

Blog Show and Tell + Inside Blogging for Business

For most entrepreneurs blogging is like dieting… it’s something you know that you should do, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. If this sounds like you, here are a few things to help you stop procrastinating and start blogging like a pro.

#1 Who is reading your blog? Take a moment to “show and tell” with the SistaSense Circle. Leave a comment below with your website link, tell us what you love to blog about and share one of your blogging goals.

#2 Are you ready to go Pro? Listen to our FIRST blog like a Pro and boost your productivity session! If you like this series, get your PowerUp Circle Pass to here all the session replays from there year.
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#3 It’s time to boost your Blogging for Business skills. Keep reading to learn about my Blogging for Business Bundle.

I’ve handpicked 4 webinars and 4 audio trainings that I’ve done on Blogging for Business and placed them in my new ‘Get Blogging Bundle‘. Plus I’ve included my latest 3 hour Blogging for Business webinar workshop replays to help you jumpstart your efforts of becoming a better business blogger. This bundle includes:

3 Hour Blogging for Business Workshop
Create 8 Great Posts to Engage Readers or Promote Your Business
Setup Blog & Business Marketing Videos SistaSense Style
How to Generate PayPal Sales & Affiliate Profits Via Your Blog

4 Webinar Trainings
5 Essential Blogging for Business Posts to Write
How to Convert Your Blog Posts to Video
SEO Friendly Email and Blog Subject Headers
Blogging for Business: Turn Your Blog Into a PR Marketing Machine

4 ProBlogger Audio Sessions
Find out exactly how I’ve built my blogs, use them to boost business, attract followers and find the time to consistently blog even with a super busy schedule. Also included in this bundle are 4 sessions taken from my weekly ProBlogger Training series designed to give you a much needed PowerUp Boost of motivation and information, so you can get clearer about the kind of content you should write on your blog and how you can make it better.

GBB 4 Week Challenge
Receive a weekly check-in email including GBB videos, audios and web tool tips to help you go through all the trainings in this bundle at the right pace for your pace.

Plus Extra Help for Newbies
I have also included my BONUS ‘Build a Blog in Under 10 Minutes’ video along with a bonus training session on how to ‘Add Articles, Images and Links to Your Blog.’

Get Blogging Bundle is Currently $60

Are you in the TOP 10? The next 10 serious blog entrepreneurs who see this can use the code BLOGLUV to get this super blogging bundle for $49!

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Did you watch my video “5 Ways to FireUp Your Social Media Skills“? If you did, let’s get social in 60. Pick one of your FAVORITE posts this year and go TWEET IT! You can share it with me using my twitter handle @sistasense and the hash tag #blogluv

You might also like to browse my extensive collection of blogging tutorials for web women entrepreneurs.

Hack Into Your Own Business Success with LaShanda Henry & Gwen Elliot

In this episode we are going to hack into the entrepreneurial minds of +LaShanda Henry and +Gwen Elliot. Whether you are thinking testing the waters by starting a brand new business or are knee deep in the entrepreneurial sea this episode will have some awesome advice for you to hack into including how to:

• find clarity in the type of business you should start
• push past the FEAR of failure and success
• price your products and turn a profit
• build your tribe

LaShanda Henry is the Founder of SistaSense and the Black Business Women Online, a social networking community for women in business

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Gwen Elliot is a Mediapreneur, Marketing professional, Business Coach and producer of OWN Canada’s The Naked Entrepreneur

Subscribe to the Lori and Cher Channel for weekly G+ Hangouts on Air http://bit.ly/QGYIKr and be sure to visit their blog – http://www.loriandcher.com

How to Promote Your Blog Posts: My Content Distrubution Checklist

For my fellow “Blogging for Business” entreprenurs, I hope you are making a solid effort to consistently write great posts on your blog. In the process of creating your content, today’s Jumpstart Your Business session (replay below) is all distibution; how to get more eyes on your posts. Inside the webinar replay below I share:

 

  • My Content Distribution Knock Out List
  • The Best Ways to Feature Your Posts on Your Blog
  • How to Sync Your Blog Posts with Twitter & Facebook
  • Where to Repost Your BEST Blog Content
  • How to Schedule Your Posts
  • And More

 

Watch Webinar Replay Below:

Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Online Circle. For just $7 you’ll get access to this replay, my weekly calls and more.

Let’s Work On Your Content Together!
I can help you set up 90 days worth of blog posts, your monthly 2015 Newsletter, plus your own branded magazine. How? It’s all part of my 2015 Fierce, Focused and Fired Up Mastermind Weekend. You can participate virtually or join me live at the Aloft Hotel in Chapel in NC.

Extra early registration has sold out, this workshop is limited to 10-15 women and our first prep session is happening 11/19/14. It’s best to reserve your spot asap if you’d like to FireUp your blogging for business skills and make the most of my content creation systems for busy web entrepreneurs.

Power Circle 2015 – http://powercircleconference.com

PayPal Profits & Power Moves: Finding Your Sweet Spot! (video)

How many startup advisors and social media experts are you following right now? I’m sure there are a thousand things you could be doing or want to do in your business right now. I personally think you should KISS and not me! Keep It Seriously Simple.

There are only 3 things you really need to focus on if you are interested in bringing in more profit and sales into your business and I share that inside our latest Jumpstart Your Business session. Watch the video below, so I can tell you what they are.

Session Notes to Grab:
Sellers Sweet Spot – the key to sustaining a thriving business online is having solid profit potential – amazing offers you are genuinely want to sell and people want to buy. You need people – potential customers, fans, partners and media to take and help you promote your offers. And most importantly you need amazing posts and pages, in other words a “Honey Blog” full of sweet, kick ass content that gets people excited about you and all that you have to offer.

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Follow the Rules and Stay the Course:
It may seem like this is taking forever, but is it really taking that long? I’ve been online for over 10 years and working at home for the last 6+ years. If you want this you have to stay the course and EVEN when it feels like nobody is watching you have to blog like they are and keep at it. (1) Create a Honey Blog with Kick Ass Content. (2) Don’t Say Please, Just Please People and they will take notice. (3) Consistently share GREAT Offers that people can refuse. You’ve got to boost your “OOOOOOH Factor” and “WOO” your target audience to boost sales and build a solid community around your business.


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If you watched the video above you now know (among other things) that consistency is so crucial to your success. But consistency, staying productive, blogging daily… these are all things that are SUPER hard for most people to do, even me. So… if you need help with any of this stuff let me know.

I can help you set up 90 days worth of blog posts, your monthly 2015 Newsletter, plus your own branded magazine. How? It’s all part of my 2015 Fierce, Focused and Fired Up Mastermind Weekend. You can participate virtually or join me live at the Aloft Hotel in Chapel in NC.

Extra early registration has sold out, this workshop is limited to 10-15 women and our first prep session is happening 11/19/14. It’s best to reserve your spot asap if you’d like to FireUp your blogging for business skills and make the most of my content creation systems for busy web entrepreneurs.

Power Circle 2015 – http://powercircleconference.com

Creating Blog Content: 10 Ideas, Setting Goals, and Profit Potential (audio)

Content Creation is our fall focus here on SistaSense. Why? The truth is you can’t put the cart before the horse. If all your time is spent promoting offers that no one is buying or even seeing, it might be time for you to back track and take a good look at your marketing efforts.

SistaSense suggestion: focus more of your time on creating buzz worthy, relationship building content vs trying to sell more to a non-existent audience.

Inside our latest Jumpstart Your Business call (audio replay below) we talked about Creating Blog Content, 10 Great Post Ideas for your blog, Setting Realistic Blogging for Business Goals, and understanding what it takes to tap into your true Profit Potential.

Listen to this replay if you need help figuring out what to write about on your blog; especially if you are trying to be authentic and build up your credibility as an expert / key influencer.

 

Listen to TeleClass Replay Below:

Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Online Circle. For just $7 you’ll get access to this replay, my weekly calls and more.

 

During our call I mentioned a great post worth reading, be sure to check it out – How the top 1% actually makes progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution).

Do you need help working on your content and business visibility? Let me help you set up 90 days worth of blog posts, your monthly 2015 Newsletter, plus your own branded magazine. How? It’s all part of my 2015 Fierce, Focused and Fired Up Mastermind Weekend. You can participate virtually or join me live at the Aloft Hotel in Chapel in NC.

Extra early registration has sold out, this workshop is limited to 10-15 women and our first prep session is happening 11/19/14. It’s best to reserve your spot asap if you’d like to FireUp your blogging for business skills and make the most of my content creation systems for busy web entrepreneurs.

Power Circle 2015 – http://powercircleconference.com

LIFESTYLE Branding: Are you ready to develop your personal brand online?

The latest trend in personal branding is LIFESTYLE Branding. Master Brand Coach, Jai Stone explains how personal brands used to be reserved for very specific industries, but things have changed. Not only are many business owners now their own brand, their lifestyle has become a brand as well.

Watch Jai Live as she share’s her expertise inside the Back to Business 2014 Webinar Conference – her session is “90 Days To More Media & More Money” – Register and get full details at www.b2b.sistasense.com

Have you seen or used the new Facebook “save” feature?

Have you ever been on Facebook and you saw an interesting article or link as you are scrolling down your timeline but you don’t have time to look at it? Perhaps you saw an event and now you can’t find it! Well… Facebook has added a new “save” feature for posts that include links, videos or Facebook events.

To save a post, click on the downward arrow to the top right of the post (move your mouse over the area and the arrow will become visible). A drop down menu will appear and “save” will be in the list! Once you click this option & save the post, it will be kept in the “Saved” section on the home page of Facebook ( over to the left hand side).

The save option does NOT work for:

  • Your own posts
  • Pictures
  • Text only status updates


Tip:
 Let your customers, clients and potential prospects know that they can save your link posts for later when they have more time to review it or to share it!

Sharvette Mitchell is a featured expert on SistaSense and the BBWO Network. Follow here on www.Mitchell-Productions.com.

Watch Sharvette Live as she share’s her expertise inside the Back to Business 2014 Webinar Conference – her session is “Podcasting is the new Blog” – Register and get full details at www.b2b.sistasense.com

(9pm EST Google+ Hangout) Hack Into Your Own Business Success

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It’s business time on Lori and Cher! On tonight’s episode at 9pm EST, Lori and Cher are going to hack into the entrepreneurial minds of +LaShanda Henry and +Gwen Elliot. Whether you are thinking testing the waters by starting a brand new business or are knee deep in the entrepreneurial sea this episode will have some awesome advice for you to hack into including how to:

• find clarity in the type of business you should start
• push past the FEAR of failure and success
• price your products and turn a profit
• build your tribe

Questions will be taken via live Q&A so join us and please ask away!You can RSVP/WATCH the show LIVE right here at 9PM EST—> http://bit.ly/LaShandaAndGwen

7 Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make: #3 is Spot On!

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You are an amazing woman with a passion to change the world. You have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make things happen. But what are some internal issues, challenges or mental blocks that might be holding you back? If you are open to a real talk reality check let’s discuss what my Power Circle Experts had to say when asked the question, “What mistakes are women entrepreneurs making today?”

b2b-rosettathurmanRosetta Thurman, Power Circle Expert On
5 Steps to a Profitable Online Business
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Work from Anywhere in the World 

#1-  While women dominate many social networks online, we really don’t use the tools as much as we could to promote our businesses and engage with potential customers. This is one of the things that really frustrates me because there’s so much potential for our businesses on social media if we use it correctly! If you’re already on Twitter and Facebook, you probably tend to use it for personal use rather than as a marketing tool because you’re afraid people will unfollow or unfriend you. But social media offers an enormous opportunity for marketing your business for free or low-cost. And the sooner you take advantage of it, the more income you can bring in. Fun fact: most of my new clients and customers find me through my blog or Facebook! – Rosetta Thurman

 

Evita Robinson, Power Circle Expert On
3 Secrets to Crowdfunding: Get Money for Your Business

#2-  One mistake women entrepreneurs make is devaluing ourselves. -Evita Robinson

Rochelle Carter, Power Circle Expert On
Branding Your Expertise with a Book™ – Six Costly Mistakes Self-Publishers Make

#3-  One mistake women entrepreneurs make is waiting for the “right time” to get things done. Perfection is a dream killer! Get it done, get it out, get feedback, refine, repeat. – Rochelle Carter

 


Daphne D. Williams, Power Circle Expert On
How to Instagram Your Way to Sales In Minutes

#4-  One mistake women entrepreneurs make is trying to do too many things at once (having too many tabs open in their brain and desk top). Never taking the time to enjoy the process. Trying to be everything to everybody and Coaching in areas they know nothing about because instead of walking in who they’ve been called to be they attempt to try and do what the crowd is doing. Making a lot of noise but not strategic overs to align their business and brands. – Daphne D. Williams

 

Akilah S. Richards, Power Circle Expert On
Radical Repurposing: 5 Steps for Turning Your Old Ideas Into New Income

#5-  One mistake women entrepreneurs make is focusing outward instead of inward. I believe that our greatest work is found when we learn how to silence the noise and tune in to our own, unique divine paths. – Akilah S. Richards

 

Nubia Sutton, Power Circle Expert On
Using Information Videos to Build a Health & Wellness Businesses Online

#6-  One mistake women entrepreneurs make is trying to please all of the people all of the time. – Nubia Sutton

#7- One mistake women entrepreneurs often make is misunderstanding the word “No”. Consider the following two ways to look at this response. Have you ever sent out an email requesting something from some one and you never got a response back? I like to call this the “Mistaken Silent No.” Sometimes we mistake no response for the “answer no.” In actually most times people are so busy that perhaps they missed or never even saw that one email, so rather than stopping or being consumed by frustration, follow up when trying to connect with others.
The second type is one I like to call “Misunderstood Hard Nos’. Using the same example above, have you ever gotten an email that said, “I’d love to work with you, but No.” Sometimes we mistake this no for rejection, a reflection on the quality of our work or size of our operations, but most of the time all these false assumptions are in our heads. People say no for a million different reasons, so don’t always assume its all about you. Further more, realize that they aren’t saying no forever, just for right now. Think about other opportunities or offers you could post to them in the future. Give it some time and try a follow up periodically.

For both of these scenarios it is important to understand that a friendly follow Up can often times open up doors you thought were closed. Build up your confidence to work through those no’s because when you get a yes, it will change your world! – LaShanda Henry

 

Do you agree or disagree? Do you have another mistake that we can add to this list? Be sure to leave a comment below, so we can continue this conversation about mistakes women entrepreneurs are making today.

 

If you like this post watch the replay of our Power Panel Discussion: How to Get One Step Closer to Success. And on the topic of relays, make sure you grab your access pass to the Back to Business Webinar Replays + Master Class Sessions.

Becoming an Expert Brand: How to Make Your Brand a Beast…or An Authority

Apple, Nike, Amazon, Oprah. What do these brands have in common, besides being iconic? I am so glad you asked. They are all considered experts in their respective industries, i.e. Apple-innovation in technology, Nike – athletic footwear and apparel, Amazon-online retail, and the brand known as Oprah actually overlaps two industries-media and personal development.

If you doubt these are, in fact, expert brands, consider this: Nike commands almost half its industry’s market share at 47% (as of Mar. 2014). Amazon has become “the Walmart” of online retail, particularly online book sales. Apple’s release of new products and the pandemonium that comes with it (long lines as people camp out at Apple stores for hours to be the first to get the newest iPhone) has become a normal occurrence. And Oprah has helped a number of others establish their own expert brands such as Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Oz, and Iyanla Vanzant.

 

If you want your brand to be considered an authority, here are four ways to do so:

 

Understand the best brands – those considered authorities – have engaging personalities.

Whether we’re talking about a brand for an individual or a brand for a business (and any other organization), that brand must have a personal element. Obviously, there are people behind business brands. The brand is created as a result of the vision, values, and strategy of people. Apple’s awesome brand is rooted in the late co-founder Steve Jobs’ brand. Do not overthink branding. People get confused about personal branding vs. business branding. Ultimately, the two are intertwined. If you’re looking to establish a memorable brand for your business, start with the internal vs. the external. What you envision and what you want to be known for, should translate into your brand. The core message of my company, SWAG Strategy Solutions is all about the ICP Method: identifying, clarifying, and personifying your brand, which is based on leveraging your “SWAG Factor”(that awesome thing you offer the world…essentially your greatness).

 

Know that expertise is not enough.

Yes, being an expert is about having expertise. Duh. Everyone knows that, right? It has to go beyond that though. Colleges, universities, think tanks, etc. are filled with very intelligent people who have expertise in a particular area (in some cases more than one area). However, if you cannot really connect with your target audience, you will make an impact on no one. To be an expert brand, you must be able to effectively communicate. Your brand must resonate with people. It should evoke even an emotional reaction in people. When people believe you have walked in their shoes (and/or that you genuinely care about the shoes in which they’re walking), they are more likely to see your brand as an authority. Oprah’s brand is as powerful as it is for several reasons, but perhaps the most important reason is her ability to connect with people and make them believe she really wants them to live their “best life”. After all, she has encountered major challenges that many in her mostly female audience has encountered.

 

Have a branding strategy.

Another reason branding is often confusing is that it’s perceived as too broad. It is a term tossed around a lot these days, but what does it really mean TO YOU. Branding goes far beyond just business cards, websites, and brochures. Those items help promote your brand. They are not the actual brand! There should be a strategy in place for your brand. Once you establish the vision for your brand, you need to position your brand. Will you position your brand as a leader, based on target audience, or based on scarcity? These are just a few ways to position your brand. What do you most want your brand to accomplish? I’m big on turning “brand assets” into financial assets. That requires a strategy. Too many people just throw brand ideas against a wall and hope one sticks. Your brand is a lot less likely to reach expert status with that approach.

 

Embrace expert status (but don’t take yourself too seriously).

It is hard for some people to accept their expert status. They apologize for it. They feel awkward about it. They try to diminish it. This is especially an issue for women. Often, we think we will be seen as pompous or arrogant. That is a perception we’re not typically comfortable with. However, if you really want to be seen as an expert, behave as an expert: with confidence and focused on the positive change your expert brand can bring about in others. That does not have to look like arrogance. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, does not come across as pompous. Some would say he’s kind of geeky. Still, he comes across as an expert, a visionary, and innovator which is reflected in Amazon. As I mentioned before, though, Bezos does not take himself too seriously. Once you start drinking your own expert Kool-Aid, you’re headed for trouble. Realize you can always learn more, be more strategic, have more of an impact, and make your brand better. Embrace your expert status but stay hungry.

 

About the Author
Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux, also known as the SWAG Strategist & Leverage Your Brand Coach, is Founder and CEO of SWAG Strategy Solutions. SWAG is an acronym for Strategic Women Achieve Growth. SSS offers business coaching, professional speaking, training and development to women entrepreneurs – both current and aspiring entrepreneurs, along with sales professionals. Rachel helps clients get so strategic about their brand and business that their competition becomes irrelevant. Rachel is the author of the upcoming book, “A Rocket For Your Journey: Powerful Affirmations, Quotes, and Questions to Turbo Launch Your Success.” Contact SWAG Strategy Solutions at info@swagstrategy.com to schedule a complimentary Brand Strategy Session. Find out more at www.swagstrategy.com

Fall Focus: Creating Better Blog Content to Bring in More Business (audio)

If your website is not bringing in as much business as you would like, let’s make your Fall Focus creating better blog content to bring in more business.

Why should you focus more of your time on creating better blog content? As the saying goes, “On the Web Content is King”. But if you’d don’t quite understand why, take a look at my Content Creating graphic below + listen to this week’s Jumpstart Your Business Call Replay (also below).

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Listen to TeleClass Replay Below:

Can’t access the audio replay below? Click here to log in or click here to join the SistaSense Online Circle. For just $7 you’ll get access to this replay, my weekly calls and more.

 

Last thing… be sure to review my complete list of Content Creation Tips and Tutorials.

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