Goodness, has it really been that long since I posted a blog! Oh My! You know when I’m scarce around these parts its only because I’m busy in the background trying to make a few lovely things happen. May was hectic, but June was crazy (seriously). After speaking at the BlogWorldExpo and hosting She Rocks the Web I was due for some much needed Fourth of July rest and relaxation, so I’ve been taking it easy…
But not too easy (lol). I just finished the above banner design for one of my graphics clients and need to do a few little finishing touches on Milton McClain Music ( a web client / talented singer). Speaking of websites… I am currently offering a super special summer sale where you can get a custom designed websites / wordpress blog by yours truly with 5 pages for $450.
Outside of web projects, July is a very special month because it marks the 5th year anniversary of my Social Network – Black Business Women Online, so I’m doing a few cool things to celebrate the occasion like adding new sections – the first being Services for and by women. Similar to the Business Profiles area, my goal is to find creative ways to spotlight the amazing women entrepreneurs on BBWO. And as a service professional I often get requests for projects I don’t specialize in, so I am hoping this new space will become a must-know resource for female service professionals and people interested in what they have to offer.
Rest … relaxation … I know, I’m still working on squeezing that into the mix! But blogging is relaxing to me, so I think I’ll try to get myself and you up to speed by doing a “Back to the Future” series for the next few weeks sharing videos, blogs, photos and from my Busy Business Experiences these past few months.
More to share, so see you back here VERY SOON (smile).
I enjoy doing these’radio/video’ type posts especially when I don’t want to get in front of the camera. Behind the scenes I am customizing ning networks and working on client web design projects as always via my Pretty Professional Websites services, but on the social scene I am still around.
I actually have 5 things happening right now for my fellow web / women entrepreneurs and I wanted to make sure I shared them with you. If you like this audio/video above feel free to tweet it, share it, and even add it to your blog! OF course leave men any comments or questions that you have. I like to know that you are out there watching and listening, but I REALLY love to hear from you, answer your questions, and find out how your web business world is working for you.
I am also working on revamping the BBWO Video channel adding some great videos on Business, Entrepreneurship, Beauty, Being a Black Woman and more. If you are a BBWO member add your videos, I am looking for GREAT ones to feature. Sponsored space will be added soon.
In the video above I talk about the best business to have in 2012. Ideally whatever online business you have right now, you want to make sure that it is working for you. If your business isn’t generating the kind of revenue you want and if your website is not generating the kind of sales you want the most important thing for you to do right now is NOT figuring out how to blog or use facebook. Right now you need to figure out what is NOT working with your website and how to fix it.
Start your year with a clear virtual vision of those things you would like to accomplish in 2012 and if your site isn’t right, make sure to add “Tweak My Business” to your list. And schedule a call with me, so we can discuss possible changes that might help improve your revenue and visibility.
As a matter of fact yesterday I had a wonderful consultation session with a client who was frustrated with her online sales and would like to increase her overall revenue. By the end of our 60 minute session I had given her between 10-20 strategies to help increase her revenue within the next 30 days without paying for advertising, figuring out social media, or even increasing her existing traffic.
Knowing that most of my clients struggle with online marketing and sales the first thing I focus on is providing actionable tasks and clear recommendations outside of marketing, so you can get started making changes sooner rather than later. In my many years working with other women in business I’ve discovered one of the main problems they have is not understanding the specifics of retail like pricing, upselling, tracking profit vs expenses AND THEN understanding the essential marketing solutions they need to implement on a regular basis.
One of the biggest lessons I learned in the SistaSense Circle is that I needed to identify the problems and find a solution, then look at what’s working and figure out how to duplicate it. This is exactly what I did the other day. I am going to start with the things I did wrong in my business and how I started to correct them. (click here to review changes) … (Thank you LaShanda for teaching about money markers) – Artiatesia Deal
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Everybody does not have that special entrepreneurial spark! You know what I’m talking about … that drive to do more and be more … to create something new … to constantly brainstorm new ideas. I know everybody is not ready to take that leap of faith and turn start up dreams into reality, which is why I have decided to redirect my focus from everybody to just you …. the women entrepreneur in my circle who is ready .. who has been reaching out to me because you want more time to sit with me and share your ideas with me, so that together we can develop a plan of action that is right for you and your online business ventures.
After hosting my SistaSense Circles weekly mastermind group calls for several months now I have decided to shift my focus to those women within my circle who would like to schedule regular, private one-on-one calls with me so that I can help you get organized, create a plan of action, outline any information products you want to create, answer your marketing and start up questions and help you get more things done!
Listen to the audio below to learn more about my special power packed private sessions. For the first time you can schedule a block of 3 hour or 6 hour call time, or regular monthly “60-minute check-in” sessions, so that I can give you more “hands on” assistance and answer all your “online business” / “start up questions.” These new packages are particularly helpful if you are currently having trouble mapping out your project ideas, organizing your thoughts, figuring out what to do next, what web tools to use, how to blog, sell your stuff online, or put your information products together.
If this sounds like something that you want to try, visit SistaSense.tv and select a Platinum Plus Membership Package that is right for you. This new services is currently open to the entire SistaSense Community, space is limited. I will periodically close registration when my call calender is full, so if and when space is available be sure to take advantage of any open slots.
Leave comments if you have questions or would like to share feedback on your experience with my SistaSense Circle Sessions or Private Consultation Calls.