Chris Brogan Speech Review – Pt 1 Last weekend, I attended the 3rd Social Media Camp in Victoria, BC, and was very excited to hear Chris Brogan as the keynote speaker. I’d been warned by others that had heard him speak that he may not deliver what you expect. So, not knowing how things would pan out, I had no expectations, but was pleasantly relieved to hear a very personal and relevant speech for the audience at hand. The room… Continue reading
Entrepreneur Skills Whether you are new to the home business game, or a seasoned veteran, the most important entrepreneur skills you need to develop are those of a leader. To be successful, you have to be seen as a leader. You have to show up as a leader. I know what you’re thinking. I work in my home. I have no employees. Why do I need to be a leader? People seek out leaders, that’s why. They like to listen… Continue reading
Crab Fishing Tips My husband and I have been combing the docks, and asking anybody we meet, for the best crab fishing tips in British Columbia (BC). After going out to set our crab traps for the first time, I saw a direct co-relation to what you need to do to catch more customers in your online business. Last summer we moved to Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. We live across the street from a small marina,… Continue reading
Onpage SEO – Science and Magic You can’t just write an article or blog post and just leave it. You’ve got to give it some Google juice. Get it some attention. Prepare your content in a certain way, and you’ll have a better chance of ranking on Google, and other search engines. Google is trying to provide value to their customers, and so should you. Google is looking for value and authority. You may think of their algorithms as… Continue reading
How to Guarantee Success Online Tony Robbins wrote, “Success leaves clues”. The clues are out there, like big footprints in the snow. Once you know your purpose and where you want to take your business, find a leader and copy their proven success model. Their footprints will be easy to follow once you start looking for them. Modeling a successful leader is the easiest way to achieve online success, or success in any life endeavor. Follow what they do,… Continue reading
Without a targeted niche marketing strategy, your business will be dead in the water. There is so much competition for people’s attention online, offline, everywhere. Everything starts looking the same, so people usually start looking at price as their deciding factor. You don’t want to sell on price. It’s a race you can’t win. Someone will always be lower. You need to provide value. You need to stand out. To do that, position yourself as an expert in a… Continue reading
As you may know, I haven’t always been an entrepreneur. I came from a marketing and communications background in the corporate world. I used my writing skills mostly to build sales tools, brochures, and websites, things to help sales people sell. Since becoming an internet entrepreneur, I’ve been able to complement what I already know, with copywriting skills I’ve learned specifically for online marketing. The folks at the St. Paul Marketing Team recently asked me to Guest Blog on their… Continue reading
To be a successful internet entrepreneur, you need to create your customer avatar for each niche you are marketing in. The concept comes from Frank Kern, master marketing ninja. Creating a single character, or avatar, of your prospective audience will help you to write better copy. You will be creating a conversation with an individual person, instead of with a mass audience where your voice will be lost. You can better identify what one person’s fears and frustrations are. Solve… Continue reading
To be successful, an Entrepreneur needs to have perseverance. You need to have a drive and desire to succeed despite the odds you might face. An entrepreneur leader continues because you are determined to, not because you are entitled to. Definition of Perseverance for an Entrepreneur I took three definitions from different dictionaries, but you can see they are all the same: 1) Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. 2) Steady persistence in adhering to… Continue reading
Vancouver Skyline I love being an Entrepreneur. Having my own business and working from home is incredibly fulfilling. But, every now and then, a girl’s got to get out of the house. So, I took a trip to the Big City. And it cracked open my mind. The Entrepreneur Lives on an Island I live on an island. Vancouver Island. It’s big. I’m not sure of the actual size, but it would take you 7 hours to drive from one… Continue reading
Some kind praise from some happy clients…
Simple Effective Tips – Speaking Gig –
Bonnie shared simple, effective tips and some great laughs during her talk. I’ll be able to start using the info and secrets she shared right away in my business.
Step-by-Step, Patient and Pleasant –
Bonnie helped me navigate the somewhat overwhelming world of online marketing, with professionalism, clarity, and encouragement. Her step-by-step, patient and pleasant approach, gave me the confidence to develop new ways of promoting my business.
This is Brilliant! –
Thank-you! This is brilliant! This is why I needed another pair of eyes looking at my work.
Loved Your Enthusiasm – Speaking Gig –
You had great straight-forward tips with the perfect amount of content for the allotted time. I loved your enthusiasm and how you engaged the audience.”
Clear and Doable Action Items –
I attained a lot of clarity during Bonnie’s assessment. She affirmed what is working for me now, and identified what I’m missing out on. I came away with four action items that are clear and doable that will help me attract more clients. Bonnie is a wealth of knowledge, is organized, and highly professional. This was a valuable experience!