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Web Entrepreneur Fav #7: Using MadMimi to Create Pretty Professional Newsletters
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #5: Wow Them With Attention Grabbing Stock Photos
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #4: Expand Your Brand by Self-Publishing a Magazine
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #3: Setup Social Media Campaigns on HooteSuite
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #1: SpeakPipe
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List Building: Using Madmimi to Setup Sign Up Forms, Newsletters, Lists (video)
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Profit & Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs (video)
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Photo Editing + Creating Your own Web Graphics and Banners (video)
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WordPress Plugins: Banner Ad Space, Audio & Book Appointments (audio)
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Profit and Productivity: Essential Web Tools to Run Your Online Business (audio)

Web Entrepreneur Fav #7: Using MadMimi to Create Pretty Professional Newsletters

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I know of and have used quite a few email marketing platforms online (icontact, aweber, mailchimp,etc). For the most part I personally use and recommend MadMiMi to clients because I love the design options, functionality, customer support and ease of use. Using MadMimi I can quickly create pretty professional newsletters and sign up forms. And the MadMimi interface is very user friendly, which makes it appealing to both novice and experienced email marketers. Try it for yourself and see if it becomes one of your favorites too.

You might also like to watch my 90 minute training video on Using Madmimi to Setup Sign Up Forms, Newsletters, Lists. In the video I show you the steps to:

  • Creating Segmented Lists
  • Creating and Brand Customizing Your Posts
  • Connecting Your Blog RSS Feed to Posts
  • Setting Up Sign Up Forms
  • Different Ways to Use Sign Up / Opt In Forms
  • Creative Types of Email Newsletters You Can Send Out
  • Easily Social Share Email Updates on Twitter + Other Platforms
  • And More

You might also like this great tip article posted on MadMimi – Five Lessons Learned Through Email Experimentation.

What’s 12 Days of Favs? It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

Daily Deal: Are you ready to PowerUp Your Business? Inside my 8 Part PowerUp series I will share my best strategies for creating information products and landing pages, enhancing your blog and building your list by using great tools like MadMimi.

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Web Entrepreneur Fav #5: Wow Them With Attention Grabbing Stock Photos

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Are the quality of your photos affecting your profit potential? In my 10 plus years working as a freelance web designer, blogger and mentor to women entrepreneurs I’ve learned how important it is to have quality stock photos. Using professional pictures for eBook Covers, blog content, flyers, banners and just about everything that I do helps me wow them and keep folks coming back for more.

BigStockPhoto is currently my favorite go to source for low cost, high quality stock photos. I often get one of their ‘pay for credit’ packages, but you can also use their coupon to get a reduced rate on their subscription packages, which is a great deal.

What’s 12 Days of Favs? It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

Daily Deal: Do you need an eBook Cover, Logo, Flyer, banner or new graphics for your social media profiles? Browse my graphics design services to find a solution that just might be perfect for your next project.

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Web Entrepreneur Fav #4: Expand Your Brand by Self-Publishing a Magazine

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Three years, it’s been 3 years since I started self-publishing SistaSense In Print Magazine via the MagCloud platform. Now owned by Blurb.com, MagCloud is one of my favorite self-publishing web tools.

Beyond being able to fulfill a personal desire to see myself on the cover of a magazine “Ophrah-Style”, MagCloud provides me with a low-cost print-on-demand solution to sharing my blog content with a larger audience. This has allowed me to create new products, increase sales, have tangible examples of my work to showcase at events, send personally branded magazine gifts to my clients and receive media recognition for annual events that I feature in the magazine like the BBWO50 list of Fabulous Women Entrepreneurs.

Consider how you can expand your brand with your own self published magazine. And keep in mind that you don’t have to create an issue every week or even every month. I publish SistaSense In Print on a bi-annual basis, just two issues a year, so you are free to produce and promote the number of issues that works best for you.

There are so many ways to increase your business brand exposure and profit potential with your own self-published magazine. In the video below photographer Jeanie M. shares how and why creating her own magazine has helped to attract more business. She recommends issuu.com, but I personally like magcloud.com because I can offer both print and digital versions of my magazine for sale.

What’s 12 Days of Favs? It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

Daily Deal: Would you like to create a magazine to build your business brand? I will be sharing my Blog2Magazine template inside my upcoming Mastermind Weekend. You can participate live or virtually. Click here to learn more, check for available reduced rates and reserve your seat.

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Web Entrepreneur Fav #3: Setup Social Media Campaigns on HooteSuite

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Social media marketing has become essential to building your business visibility online. Unfortunately with so many other things already on your plate, do you honestly have the time to be on 5-10 different social platforms a day? Unless you have a social media manager taking care of your campaigns for you this stuff can get really time consuming. More importantly, if you are busy spending all your free time on Facebook and Twitter, who’s running your business? My solution: get organized and easily post on all your favorite social platforms in one place using hootsuite.com; it is one of my absolute favorite web tools. With one click I can share something new on Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn! Plus You can schedule out social updates, which is truly a time saver. HootSuite has more to offer than that, but you can check it out in more detail once you sign up.

In the How-To Video Below I share some Easy Ways to Get Started with HooteSuite. This video is part of my #PowerMoves Back to Business Webinar series (get access to all 16+ webinar replays here).

 

What’s 12 Days of Favs? It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

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Web Entrepreneur Fav #1: SpeakPipe

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Real Customers Want to Talk to Real People. If email is your only line of communication with customers, this limitation might be hurting your sales. If you are looking for a no cost / low cost solution to connect with customers without the hassle of time consuming phone calls try using SpeakPipe. It’s a nifty little web tool that allows your customers, podcast listeners, blog readers and fans to send you voice messages (voicemail) right from a browser without any need for a phone. Plus people can also leave messages via the SpeakPipe mobile app, which also allows you to reply back and check your messages on the go.

“Adding SpeakPipe to my site was one of the best plugin picks of the year! I’ve been able to easily communicate with so many of my clients and blog readers. I don’t know how I ever blogged without it!” -LaShanda Henry

What’s 12 Days of Favs?It is my spin on the 12 Days of Christmas (smile). For 12 days each December on SistaSense I share some of my favorite web business tools plus marketing and sales tips for online entrepreneurs.

Daily Deal: Do you want a fresh new web site for the new year? I’ve got two spots left for my 5 Page Custom Web Design package for 500. Full details here.

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List Building: Using Madmimi to Setup Sign Up Forms, Newsletters, Lists (video)

Your List is your most essential business asset. It is comprised of your clients, fans, followers, readers, customers, associates and partners. These are the people you want to build relationships with, stay connected to, share offers with and ideally get excited about sharing your business with the world.

I know of and have used quite a few email marketing platforms online (icontact, aweber, mailchimp,etc). For the most part I personally use and recommend MadMiMi to clients because I love the design options, functionality, customer support and ease of use.

When it comes to sharing web tool tips, it is much easier to “show” than “tell”, so for our last Jumpstart Your Business session I hosted a webinar (video below) on Using Madmimi to Setup Sign Up Forms, Newsletters, Lists.

In this 90 Minute Email Marketing Webinar I talked about:

  • Creating Segmented Lists
  • Creating and Brand Customizing Your Posts
  • Connecting Your Blog RSS Feed to Posts
  • Setting Up Sign Up Forms
  • Different Ways to Use Sign Up / Opt In Forms
  • Creative Types of Email Newsletters You Can Send Out
  • Easily Social Share Email Updates on Twitter + Other Platforms
  • And More

 

Watch Webinar Replay Below:

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I am both a Madmimi customer and affiliate partner. Click here if you’d like to sign up for their email services through me.

Be sure to also review a complete list of my Email Marketing Tutorials.

Plus Remember my Back to Business Master Class Series is now available to watch online. Click here for details and if it’s still available, use the code PWR14 for a discount.

Profit & Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs (video)

I love being able to work on my business on the go, so for this week Jumpstart Your business session (video replay below) I shared my personal MustHave Profit & Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs.

 

Discover the mobile apps I use to run my web business on a daily basis for my:

  • Profit, Sales and Banking Needs
  • Communication with Clients and Partners
  • Content collaboration with Clients and Partners
  • Productivity Needs (appointments, tasks, to do lists, reminders, etc)
  • Social Media Marketing – Updates and Time-Friendly Check Ins

 

Inside this webinar replay I also share:

  • How Members can Promote the PowerUp 90 Day Pass via my Affiliate Program
  • The Best Way to Make Use of the Power Circle Community as a New Member

 

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.

Browse previous posts on other web tools that I use.
Review my current promotion: $450 Web Design ReFRESH or eStore Setup.

And if you want to pull back the curtain even further and find out what web tools I use to create my information products, click here for access to my PowerUp Plus become an Information Product Pro series!

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.

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  • 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.

WordPress Plugins: Banner Ad Space, Audio & Book Appointments (audio)

Would you like to peak behind the SistaSense Curtain and ask me about some of the plugins and tools that I use to run my web business? -LaShanda H.

As I work on the redesign of SistaSense.com all this week my Insider Circle Private Clients have been asking me questions about the different web tools that I use on my website.

Inside our latest Jumpstart Your Business Call (replay below) I shared some of my favorite wordpress plugin picks for:

  • Adding Ad Space to Your Website Sidebar
  • Adding Audio Players and Playlists to Your Site
  • Setting Up Appointment Systems
  • Social Media Sharing

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.

Plus don’t forget to join our weekly PowerUp Calls chock full of solutions to help you work on your blog and building your profit and productivity skills online.

Profit and Productivity: Essential Web Tools to Run Your Online Business (audio)

See A Need… Fill a Need

I truly believe that behind every solid web business is a collection of power house web tools that help things run smoothly. Think about your business right now. What does it need? What’s working? What’s not working? And how do you plan on fixing it?

To continue our conversation on creating your End of Year Agenda, the latest Jumpstart Your Business call was all about ‘Profit and Productivity: Essential Web Tools to Run Your Online Business’.

For this teleclass I share different tools that help me:

  • Communicate with Customers
  • Host TeleConference Calls and/or Private Consultations
  • Improve SEO and Visible Via Google
  • Store / Track Important Business Information and Passwords
  • Automate Information Sharing with new / potential clients
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.

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