Author - LaShanda

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The Key to Generating Daily Sales from your Online Store (+audio session)
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How to Build a Blog in Under 10 Minutes
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3 Tricks to Blogging More Consistantly (audio)
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Speakers. Authors. Entrepreneurs Get Featured in SistaSense Magazine
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5 Ways to Enhance Your Youtube Channel (video)
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5 Basics to Boosting Your Business Online (audio)
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Blogging for Business: Inside the SistaSense Get Blogging Bundle
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Custom Event Flyers, Headers and eBook Covers
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Photo Editing + Creating Your own Web Graphics and Banners (video)
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SistaSense Secrets: How I Generate Steady Income Online (audio)

The Key to Generating Daily Sales from your Online Store (+audio session)

I receive quite a few emails that start like this, “LaShanda, I have an online store and I’m having a hard time trying to sell my items every day. Would you be able to take a look and tell me what I’m I doing wrong?”

Listen to the Jumpstart Your Business Replay Below
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SistaSense Circle Audio Session

Having learned how to generate revenue from my business on a daily basis, I can share a few helpful recommendations on this topic. Let me start off by saying that I attribute most of my success online to my SistaSense formula for steady income: ‘LPP + HPP + PIP + OPP = $$$’. In other words, I sell a combination of low and high priced point products, coupled with passive income stream projects and commissions from other people’s affiliate programs to supplement direct sales. Using this formula I am able to make money from information products, services, subscription programs and advertisers.

At the heart of this formula I discovered the key to success exists within your ability to “Create Movement” within your business. Let’s say for example, you were walking down the street and saw a group of people talking, and huddling around something of interest, would you join them or walk away? Most people would sneak a peek; perhaps even ask a few questions in an effort to find out what was going on. The buzz being built in the process would of course catch more people’s attention and peak more interest as the movement among them increased. With respect to your online business, a lack of movement can significantly reduce your visibility and potential to make sales.

There are three types o f movement to consider. First take a look at your website’s movement. How often do you make updates or changes to your site? Do you have an integrated blog space on which you can post offers, videos, photos, products, and activities like events or community calls? My SistaSense.com website often feels like a living entity because it is always growing and being updated. Adding details about upcoming calls, events and recommended resources on a weekly basis creates the kind of movement that attracts ongoing attention. By creating movement I am able to attract new clients and return customers to generate regular sales. Active websites reflect use, interest, relevancy and value to the people who frequent them. When people can see how busy you are and how many people connect themselves to you, that buzz brings in more business.

The next thing you want to do is take a look at your movement. Even though you built a website, you can’t simply wait for people to find it and have it do all the work. You need to proactively market and educate yourself on sales strategies you can integrate into your business. For example, I created the PowerUp Plus Training Series (pup.sistasense.com) and the Get Blogging Bundle (gbb.sisatasense.com) to share the strategies that I use to make blog, video, email and information marketing work for my business. Being a shy entrepreneur at heart, direct sales and networking are skills that did not come naturally to me. I had to work at them. So ask yourself how often you send out email updates, work on building your list, create videos, host events, attend events, or even follow up with emails. You can’t simply do one thing or wait for the magic to one day happening. Consider diversifying your marketing efforts and making more of an effort to communicate with your customer-base on a regular basis.

Customer Communication leads me to point number three; you have to help facilitate their movement. People in general don’t simply buy stuff just for the sake of spending money. We are motivated by the recommendations of our peers, the call to action queues we receive via media, conversations, coupons and so much more. Think about how often you request or initiate movement within your customer base. Are you hosting Twitter chats or Google Hangout sessions? Are you connecting with customers on calls, even directing them to visit your web pages within your online videos? How often do you send them text alerts of email updates about new offers, product picks, flash sales or close out deals. One way to improve your every day sales is to simply get into the habit of virtually saying, “Hey, come on over here and see what’s going on.” Just keep in mind that motivating movement among customers goes beyond paying for ad space. You have to communicate with your audience, get them excited about what’s happening in your world and work on keeping them coming back for me.

Here are my three points combined into one digestible nutshell, creating more movement within your online business can help you generate more sales on a daily basis. Your website needs to be actively updated, you need to be actively marketing and your ideal customers need to be actively listening and participating within your business.

For specific recommendations on blog, email, video and information marketing be sure to review the PowerUp Plus Training Series (pup.sistasense.com) and the Get Blogging Bundle (gbb.sisatasense.com)

Also related posts that may interest you:
How to I Make Money Online? The SistaSense Method
Leaving Your 9-to-5 to Run Your Business Full Time
7 Ways to Attract Clients and Close More Deals as a Service Professional, Designer, Trainer or Coach

How to Build a Blog in Under 10 Minutes

 

In this quick video I will show you how to get your domain name and web hosting for low cost. Plus you’ll see how to easy install wordpress and write you first post.

I recommend HostMonster Hosting + one domain name (affiliate link)

Once you set up your new blog I can certainly help you make it pretty and professional to better promote yourself and your business! Take a look at my Build It On a Budget Custom 5 Page WordPress Web Design services.

Last but not least for more blogging tips and tools go to http://goblog.sistasense.com to review my list of blogging tutorials from help for beginners, to blogging on a business and learning how to monetize your blog.

3 Tricks to Blogging More Consistantly (audio)

Blogging is like exercising for most web entrepreneurs. You know it’s good for you, but its so hard to get good at it!

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to blog on a consistent basis? Figuring out what to post or finding the time to write posts can be challenging. For our latest Jumpstart Your Business call (audio replay below) I shared 3 of my personal blogging tips to help you get better at consistently writing and publishing blog posts.

As a work at home mom whose days are filled with projects for my own sites, plus designing websites for others I am no stranger to “being too busy to blog”. Nevertheless, I do some how manage to find the time to check in with my blogs on a consistent basis and I want to show you how I make this magic happen.

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.

And remember in addition to our weekly Jumpstart Your Business calls I also share weekly ProBlogger Projects via my PowerUp circle.

Plus you can also take a look at my Get Blogging Bundle chock full of smart business blogging tips and tools with a Blogging Challenge on the way to provide you with additional blogging support.

Speakers. Authors. Entrepreneurs Get Featured in SistaSense Magazine

The SistaSense Magazine Summer issue is on the way!

In an effort to spotlight women within our growing community (speakers, authors and entrepreneurs) I’d like to tell you more about getting your business, blog or book featured inside the next issue of SistaSense In Print Magazine.

Visit the link below for more details and a free download of the latest issue.
http://www.sistasense.com/ldg/magazine-spotlight/

5 Ways to Enhance Your Youtube Channel (video)

Beyond telling you how vital videos are to your online business, as part our latest Jumpstart Your Business Webinar Session I shared how you can enhance your YouTube Channel by making the most of the latest features along with simple techniques that help improve views.

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.

Another session you may like to watch is the one I did on Video Blogging: How to Create, Edit and Post Your Videos Online. This session is currently only available as part of my 8 Part – PowerUp Plus! Workshop Series – full details here.

Plus all video blogging tutorials for more tips and tools on this topic.

5 Basics to Boosting Your Business Online (audio)

What are some of the essential things you should be doing to build your web business buzz, visibility and sales?

The hardest part of my job is working with women who have great business ideas, wonderful products and services, but no buzz!

Your business can’t survive or even successfully thrive without people who not only want to purchase your offers but share them with the world.

Inside my latest Jumpstart Your Business Call I talked about:

The 5 Key Elements Your Website Should Have

The Importance of Creating a Community Around Your Business – You can’t sustain a business if you are the only person promoting your products and services.

The idea that “Givers Get Customers” you have to consistently and strategically give of our time, knowledge and resources as a way to build customer relationships and brand trust before people will buy from you and share your business with others.

Real Time Social Media Marketing Strategies are essential to communicating your brand relevance, visibility and customer interest on a regular basis. Its almost impossible to stay in business if people aren’t always aware that you are around.

Joining Niche Specific Online Marketplaces is also essential as it important for you to be where your customers are. Them finding you via search engines or you handing out your business card is just apart of the process. People need to be able to find your online business, similar to how they walk through a mall or local shopping plaza and find local businesses in the real world.

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.

And remember, if you have been meaning to work on your blog stop procrastinating and jump inside my Get Blogging Bundle – full of tips, tools, and time savers to help you get better at blogging for business and most importantly this is all about helping you make more time for blogging inside your busy schedule.

Blogging for Business: Inside the SistaSense Get Blogging Bundle

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 is something to help you stop procrastinating and start blogging like a pro.

I’ve handpicked 4 webinars and 4 audio trainings that I’ve done on Blogging for Business placed them in my new ‘Get Blogging Bundle‘ to help you jumpstart your efforts to being a better business blogger. This bundle includes:

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 ‘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 $27
Add to Cart

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

Custom Event Flyers, Headers and eBook Covers

Most know me for my web design services, but I also create custom graphics for clients too!

If you need a flyer, header banner for your website or email newsletter, eBook cover or other type of promotional web graphic for your business, click here to review my design services.

Browse a few examples of my latest client and personal projects below:

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  • glg-flyer-program
  • activatepr_flyer_bet
  • sistasense-backtobiz-13c
  • 2014-SisterFriends-GetAway-
  • build-your-temple-bnr-03d
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  • activate-pcm-flyer
  • printflyer230dpi
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  • powerupplus-flashsale
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Photo Editing + Creating Your own Web Graphics and Banners (video)

As a web woman entrepreneur there are times when you’ll want to call on a professional to design web graphics for you, and then there are times when you want to quickly put together something on your own.

I recently received the following question in my inbox from Rhonda W:

I am loving the PowerUp Plus Sessions. I am learning sooooo much! I’ve gotten to the point where I have now created a “LaShanda Mentoring” Vision folder with all the notes in it … Anywho, I have a quick question for you. I was wondering, do you have a tutorial on how to create a flyer through Pixlr? I remember in a past training (I think it was during the ProWebinar Series) you explained how to make flyers with PowerPoint, but I remember you also mentioning Pixlr as well. Last night, I went online to try to create a flyer through both pixlr and photoshop and was lost….lol. I even looked up some tutorials on youtube but they weren’t that helpful.

As a matter of fact, I did a thorough tutorial on this topic during the last Summer Circle Master Mind Group. Since our JYB sessions are all about answering your questions, this week I’ve decided to replace our weekly live call with an information packed webinar (watch below) on how to set up your own web graphics and banners.

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.

Another session you may like to watch is the one I did on Video Blogging: How to Create, Edit and Post Your Videos Online. This session is currently only available as part of my 8 Part – PowerUp Plus! Workshop Series – full details here.

Custom Graphic Design By SistaSense
If you need a flyer, header banner, eBook cover or other graphic, click here to review my design services. Plus you’ll find a few examples of some of my latest client projects below.

  • gc_bermuda_flyer_med
  • 2014-SisterFriends-GetAway-
  • activatepr_flyer_bet
  • build-your-temple-bnr-03c
  • printflyer230dpi
  • activate-pcm-flyer

If you’d like to boost your web entrepreneur skills watch even more webinar trainings inside the Sumner Circle Mastermind, ProWebinars Training Series, and/or my PowerUp! Plus Workshops.

SistaSense Secrets: How I Generate Steady Income Online (audio)

It’s time for another SistaSense “Pick My Brain” Session!

For last week’s Jumpstart Your Business Call (replay below), I shared a few SistaSense secrets as far as what I do to generate steady streams of income from my online business.

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.

And remember, in addition to our weekly calls right now I am also hosting PowerUp Plus webinars so you can pull back the curtain and really see how all this web magic happens!

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