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Fire Start Her Business Workshop – Make Money Doing What You Love Online
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How to Make Your Website Pop: Essential Pictures, Programs and Plugins
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Expand Your Brand – Great Tools to Use (video)
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Web Entrepreneur Fav #10: FreeConferenceCall.com Works for Me
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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)

Fire Start Her Business Workshop – Make Money Doing What You Love Online

 

Fire Start Her Business SistaSense Workshop is my latest creation! This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my first local workshop here in Greenville North Carolina sponsored by Herlene Ankar WhatUSay Productions and Miller Motte College. Guess what? I recorded it and it is online just for you.

INSIDE THIS WEB WORKSHOP WE COVERED:
– The SistaSense System to Turning Passion into Profit
– 7 SistaSense Money Makers to Know and Love
– How to Find Passion Projects that can fit Your Personality
– Best Free and Low Cost Web Tools to Use
– How to Set Your Money Markers & Create a Plan of Action
– S.M.A.R.T. Ways to Help Customers Find You


Click here
to get your access pass and watch this 90 minute workshop online.

How to Make Your Website Pop: Essential Pictures, Programs and Plugins

sistasense-biztips03Most aspiring entrepreneurs know to go get a logo designed when they are ready to actualize the vision. Some take things a step further by getting professional glam shots and product photos taken to really give their website and branding a polished look. As you begin blogging, creating promotional banners, flyers, social profile graphics and digital content you will also need to invest in stock photos; royalty-free professional graphics that you can use on your website and in your marketing. For low cost, high quality images I use and recommend:

Examples of Some Stock Photos I Have Purchased

As a graphics designer I am always looking for stock photos for my personal projects and those of my web clients – for eBook Covers, Flyers, Banners, Websites, etc…. Here are some examples:

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As a designer I often use the Adobe Photoshop Suite to edit images and create graphics. Adobe software programs can be expensive. As an alternative you can sign up for the Adobe Creative cloud to access their editing software online at a lower cost. Pixlr.com and Canva.com are two of my favorite free online editors; you can use these for most of your basic editing needs. For projects that require a more professional touch, review my design services over at Graphics.SistaSense.com.

Beyond pictures and programs, eventually you will find yourself entering the wonderful world of WordPress Plugins; applications you can install on to your website to enhance or add additional features. To start with I recommend the All in One SEO Plugin for search engine optimization, Contact Form 7 for emails and Speak Pipe for Voice Messaging.

FYI* I am Dollar Photo Club Ambassador, so if you do choose to sign up through me I will make a small commission. I ONLY recommend those services that I use and absolutely love, so I hope you enjoy using DPC too. Let me know what you think.

You can review more of my WordPress setup, blogging and plugin in suggestions over at GoBlog.SistaSense.com.

Expand Your Brand – Great Tools to Use (video)

This is a quick video that I created during my January Mastermind Weekend sharing some of my favorite tips and tools to help you expand your brand.

If you would like to review my 12 Favorite web tools, click here.

And I would love to tell you more about my Fire Starter Circle Mastermind group, review the latest sessions.

Web Entrepreneur Fav #10: FreeConferenceCall.com Works for Me

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When it comes to ‘free things’ folks are often inclined to believe that you get what you pay for, but in the case of FreeConferenceCall.com I think you actually get so much more. Free Conference Call is the leading conference call service provider offering free conference calling with a full suite of collaboration tools. This is one of my favorite go to sources for scheduling and recording sessions with clients and even hosting group training sessions with the SistaSense Community. If you are looking for a no-cost solution to hosting and recording your conference calls this is it. Get your own FreeConferenceCall number today. Its well worth it.

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: Since we are already talking about calls, are you interested in scheduling a clarity call with me to go over your web business projects and questions. Schedule a 30 or 60 minute session with me at callme.sistasense.com.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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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.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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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.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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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 “Oprah-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.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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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.

Daily Deal: If you are ready to make your next #Power Move, I want to help you. Get $20 off my Back to Business Webinar Series with 18 inspiring, information packed sessions lead by my team of Power Circle Experts – successful women in business ready to help you get to the next level.

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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.

Reminder: If you frequently shop online  try eBates; it’s my favorite place to get cash back on online purchases.

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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.

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