Written by Bonnie Chomica At the Coombs Country Fair this weekend, I revisited my childhood memories of the 4H club I had belonged to in Manitoba. I recalled that it was my first foray into personal development, but of course at 10 years old, I didn’t know it at the time. The 4H Club is a youth group that gives you valuable life skills and experiences based on your interests whether it’s photography, drama, healthy living, or caring for livestock. Their… Continue reading
Written by Bonnie Chomica Social Media Camp is not just about Tweeps geeking out. There is definitely some of that, but really, it’s about marketing your business and how to engage your customers – the foundations for building your success. Social Media Camp 2013 in Victoria, once again had a stellar line up of keynote speakers and workshops. This was my second conference, and I’ve already got the third on my calendar. Social Media Camp 2014 is May 1-3 (you… Continue reading
by Bonnie Chomica We usually know what actions we need to do to move our company forward, but often have to fight procrastination to get them done. By creating clearly defined goals and good work habits you can kick procrastination in the booty. Behavior Study To Fight Procrastination Data from the 1960s says it takes 21 to 28 days to change or start a new habit. In a recent paper published in European Journal of Social Psychology there is new… Continue reading
Customer Engagement Strategies The new world of digital marketing revolves around customer engagement strategies. This has become more prominent with the growth of social media networks. Social marketing evolved because people started talking ‘with’ their customers instead of ‘to’ their customers. Social has benefited the customer more because they have a say in what is being ‘pitched’ to them, or how they perceive a brand, or how they want to improve their buying experience. And then there is… 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
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
When you think of a brand, do you usually think of logos like: Apple, McDonald’s or Nike? A brand is more than just a visual icon. It identifies your personality, image and uniqueness. It’s how you say things and how you do things. It’s how you treat your customers and how others perceive you. A home-based business needs an identity, too, and it starts with your personal brand. Before you think of developing a logo, picking colors for your… Continue reading
Some kind praise from some happy clients…
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!
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.
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.
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.”