Growing Business Together
You don’t need to hire a business coach for your online home business, right?
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons you probably don’t need to hire a coach…
Added by Celene Harrelson on May 6, 2013 at 9:31pm — No Comments
WordPress security is a serious thing.
If you are not worried about the security of your blog, you should be. It’s very possible that hackers are trying to get into your site at this very minute! It’s never 100% safe, but you can sure make it very hard for those nasty bastages to gain access by doing a few simple things.
1. Be sure to make your user name something other than Admin. If that’s…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on April 26, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments
Many business owners have had the pleasure of working for a boss or two who did not know how to manage people. These people tended to avoid direct communication, did not apply the rules to all employees, were generally unprofessional, and did not inspire us to do… anything.
New business owners believe their companies will be different – their management will be better, and their employees with be happier. Yet in the middle of running a small business, many owners find themselves…Continue
Added by Vicki Borror on April 21, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Well, which is it, a serious online biz or a hobby?
I understand how easy it it to drag your feet, live in fear of success or failure
- so much that it paralyzes you and keeps you from taking action. Been there, done that – rode that roller coaster ride. Heck, it took me several years to become profitable.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap of learning, learning and then learning some more without implementing anything you are…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on April 16, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments
To be honest, Twitter isn’t my favorite social media network. It’s too much like texting – I just don’t have much to say that can be said in so few words. To me Twitter is like that. It’s not easy for me to engage and get to know people 140 characters at a time. While it is not my favorite, it’s the favorite of many of my prospects and clients so I need to be there.
The Happypreneur gets a fair amount of blog traffic from Twitter. I must admit it’s not because…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on April 8, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Some of my coaching clients come to me before they’ve built a blog and others after they have they have one all set up and ready to go. You see, to some the blog setup isn’t the problem, oftentimes my clients have problems filling that blank site with content.
While many turn to PLR to populate niche sites, that’s not really the…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on March 27, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments
This post could have been more aptly named (take deep breath here…) “How to dramatically increase blog traffic, page views, new visitors to your website, increase time spent on your site and lower your bounce rate really really fast with these simple strategies”. But that was a little long for a title, even though that’s exactly what these strategies did for me in less than a 2 week period. Like I said, really really fast!
Just to give you a little…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on March 19, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments
It’s confession time.
I have not been nearly as productive recently as I am capable of. I’ve lost some momentum with the extra care my mom now requires and my NAMS trip. So I am taking the bull by the horns and making the changes I need to make in order to be massively productive.
Let’s face it, less productivity means less income.
You want to make more money so why is it so hard for you…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on March 7, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
I hosted a webinar to tell you all about this past weekend in Atlanta at the NAMS9 conference. It was awesome!
But first let me tell you of my tragic webinar making experience…
Or should I say experiences, LOL! I’ve been playing around with several different webinar services trying to decide which one I want to use. Once I decided onMeeting Burner, it was time for a trial run. Boy did I…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on February 26, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments
What a knucklehead!
When I first started online, I had no idea what this online biz stuff was all about. With almost 25 years in sales, marketing and business management, how hard could it be, right?
With an entrepreneurial spirit and absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up, I dove right in.
First, I tried an eBay store. That was a whole lot of work with very little profit. I just didn’t enjoy it.
Next was the pre-fab SMC drop ship…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on February 19, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments
You can’t achieve internet success today they way the good ol’ boys did it.
If you play by the same rules and use the same tactics that the internet marketing Gurus of years gone by did to achieve internet success, you are doomed! Back in the day, (over 5-7 years ago the online big shots did things differently. People responded differently. That’s all changed since…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on February 11, 2013 at 7:50am — No Comments
When taking your offline business online or when starting a new internet business, the technology can be daunting. Actually it can totally freak you out. It did me.
When I first started online, I knew nothing about technology. I could check my email and use MS Works. That was it. I can remember how my shoulders hurt from being hunched over my keyboard for 14 hours a day, muscles all…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on February 6, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Back in the day, I remember a TV show called “What’s My Line?” It started out in black and white, then went to color and now there is a remake of it with Drew Whatshisname. (Yeah wise a$$, I know that dates me – I was a little bitty kid, OK!!) Anyway, if you’ve stopped snickering about my age, (it’s a decade before Medicare kicks in, but I did just order my first meal off the senior menu at Denny’s. Ha! Bet you’re still paying full price! Who’s snickering…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on January 21, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Yep, maybe I’m on that list, too. Many accidental spammers are on Google’s radar these days. Gone is the time when we would get away with lot’s of duplicate content out there in the web-o-shpere.
One of the big ways to get on Google’s Spammer hit list is to have your content pinged by too many pinging services. This causes too many duplicate pings, a red flag to Google since their Panda update, cracking down on too much poor quality duplicate content out…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on January 17, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Had a great PIB meeting this morning! Thank you to Fred Miller for your insightful presentation this morning on how we can re-invent our 30 second elevator speech. We appreciate Fred taking the time to share this with us! If you missed it - you can connect with Fred via his website. Send him an email, let him know that you are a PIB member and ask for his elevator speech template. I am sure he will be happy to share it with you!
Fred's website: …Continue
Added by Randy Allen on January 16, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments
You’ve got your WordPress blog up, your’re posting regularly and you are even doing a little affiliate marketing. You’ve made it so far without a sales funnel. There are so many other things to learn, do you really need to worry about it…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on January 15, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
What you dwell on and the words that come out of your mouth really do form your future.
If you dwell on lack and debt you are just going to get more of the same. This is evident all throughout the Bible. …Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on December 10, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Have you played with the code or installed a script on your WordPress blog and now it’s all screwed up?
Did it get all hinkey for no apparent reason at…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on December 5, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments
Boy that’s a mouthful of S’s! I just wanted to take a minute to share some tools that will make using WordPress easier and more profitable.
Here’s a freebie. It’s the developed by my brilliant techie pal Lynette Chandler the big kahuna over at…Continue
Added by Celene Harrelson on November 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This holiday season, give the gift of video!
Stand Alone Media can convert old formats of treasured memories and upscale them to be given as a customized DVD. Liven up your cards by…Continue
Added by Katie Gilroy on November 26, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments