Entrepreneurship: Don’t Believe the Hype

Entrepreneurship: Don't Believe the Hype

Being an entrepreneur is not easy…by any means.

It’s scary. It’s risky. And, it’s hard.

At the same time…

It’s exciting. It’s rewarding. And, it’s liberating.

But again, there is nothing easy about being an entrepreneur, no matter how some make it look. It may take years, and years before you see any significant income.

So, before you attempt to go down this road, ask yourself this…

“Am I seriously willing to give 1000% of my energy to this, even if I don’t make a dime?”

Yea, think about that for a minute.

If you have a single ounce of doubt, this life ain’t for you.

Why You Need to be Blogging for Business

blogging for businessHave you considered blogging as a way to build your business online?

Are you interested in learning more, but you just don’t know how to get started?

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner looking to build online, one of the best ways to establish yourself, and grow your brand, is with blogging.

Think I’m kidding?

Back in 2009, is when I officially launched a blog to promote my business. I was brand new to blogging, didn’t have a following (not even a Facebook account), and made a decision that in order to get myself noticed, this was going to be the way to do it!

Blog, Capture Page or Both?

confused womanGetting your business started on the internet does not have to be difficult. The reason why most people struggle with getting set up online is because they are confused by all the different information available.

Some experts say you need a blog, others say you don’t, and should have a capture page instead. Then, there are some who recommend you use both. Makes you wonder, what to do…what to do?

Of course, each one has its benefits when it comes to your online marketing strategy. It’s just knowing when to select the one that is appropriate, and most effective with helping you achieve your desired results.

Living This Here Lifestyle

life freedom lifestyleNowadays, everywhere you look online, someone is talking about “living a lifestyle”.

An Entrepreneur Lifestyle.

A Simple Lifestyle.

A Laptop Lifestyle.

A Life Freedom Lifestyle
(yea, that one is mine)

The list goes on, am I right?

But, when you hear those lifestyles, or see it…you get a certain feeling inside. Those particular lifestyles are attractive to people. What makes them so attractive is the fact that people actually WANT to live them.

People who enjoy spending time on their laptop (maybe more than the average person), are drawn to the term, and can actually envision themselves – living this lifestyle. Why? Because it resonates with them. They feel connected to the idea and can relate to what it means.

Claim Your Financial Freedom And Independence

Independence Day Freedom

The 4th of July always makes me reflect on what this holiday truly means and how it relates to us as entrepreneurs and small business owners. The same way our country declared independence on this day in 1776…you too, can claim your financial freedom as an independent business owner!

We are an elite group of freedom creators and dream chasers. The decision to become an entrepreneur seems natural to us because it’s who we are. I believe those of us who passionately pursue entrepreneurship, do so because it is our life purpose, to impact the world in an amazing way!

Though the journey is not always easy and requires a lot of focus, determination and commitment, the rewards of achieving financial freedom and  independence are absolutely PRICELESS.

Branding And Marketing Yourself Online

So many people talk about what they want…Happy Woman

They want financial freedom.

They want their time back.

They want to quit their dead end job.

They want to be home to raise their kids.

They want to live a life free of stress, debt and overwhelm.

What happens next?

They turn to the internet looking for answers on how to achieve the new American Dream…Internet Entrepreneurship. They ‘catch the vision’ as they stumble upon the top leaders in the industry and big time gurus. Those 6 and 7 figure internet income earners.

BINGO…JACKPOT!!!

You start to think, “if I just do what they do…”

11 Practical Tips to Building a Brand Online

building a brand online

Is trying to figure out how to build your brand a struggle for you?

Do you wonder what you need to do to make it stand out?

If you have a business online, you probably understand that for it to grow and be successful, a strong brand presence is necessary.

Whether you are a small business in start-up, or an entrepreneur in the service industry, you need to focus on building a brand online, just like the big companies.

Why is a brand so important?

It’s important because not only does it create visibility for your products or services, but it opens up the connection between you and the consumer. Your brand brings value to your business because it speaks a message that makes people relate.

4 Free Tools to Enhance Your Online Brand

Tools to enhance your online brandAre you looking for free tools to enhance your online brand? Would you like to give your online presence a boost while saving yourself time?

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs use social media networks to build their online brand. With a few extra tools, you can increase exposure and keep your brand connected with your audience.

Check out these 4 free tools you can easily use to enhance your online brand.

#1 ClicktoTweet

Clicktotweet is the best, easiest and simplest way to promote and advertise your stuff on Twitter. In minutes, you can write the message you want to share, click the generate button to create a custom link and share it wherever you want!

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Blog

social media and bloggingIf you are doing business online and you have yet to start a blog, you are excluding a huge portion of potential business, branding and networking opportunities and generating more sales.

If you have just begun your business and currently debating on whether or not you should start a blog for business, hopefully, this post will help you make the decision process easier.
Is a Blog Right for my Business?

If you erase out of your mind what a blog is, or looks like based on the conventional definition, you will be able to understand why having a blog for any business online, is absolutely necessary.

Making Money Online – Real Talk

 
If you’ve ever wondered how to successfully position, promote and package yourself in front of your ideal audience and establish a credible brand, listen to my recent interview with Pam Perry on her Synergy Energy Show.

We discussed:

  • How valuable having a blog is for your business
  • How quality content can impact your brand
  • How to get set up and started blogging the right way
  • How to attract your ideal clients and business partners
  • How you can generate additional streams of income

Listen to the Interview