I spent today handing out my business cards that list my blog which has a link to Fifth Avenue Collections Jewelry, which is my home based business. While passing out my cards, I saw a vendor at Summit City in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I spoke with the vendor because she was in a high traffic area and I wanted to know how to model/market that same idea of selling as a jewellery vendor. I was so excited and as I was leaving the building, I bumped into a security guard who was able to give me a business card to the manager for Summit City. I did call and left a message and I am excited about this new business network prospect. If I was not actively promoting my busines and blog, I would not have met the vendor which lead to a manager. My motto is to promote, promote, promote. I also know that original content is key to keeping my blog active. Alot of people don't understand the importance of blogging and how it helps your business and can increase your cash flow. I think I will create an article dedicated to the importance of blogging. I love that I am actually an author everytime I sent down and create my blog ideas and I will be adding I am an author to my business cards. I want my following to know that I am a real person with a smalll business that is successful. Don't forget you need a blog, website, and credit card processing.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I realize today that trying to submit my rss feeds is very time consuming. I still do work a part time job and use my off time for my business endeavors. I spend my days off creating original content for blogs, keeping up squidoo lenses, keeping up facebook pages. I also work on unfinished lenses and websites. So today I have to get some help and outsource submitting my rss feeds by using and rss feed submitssion service. So currently I am on google using the keywords "rss submission services." I hope to find something economical rss submission is crucial to improving my blog and website search engine rankings. I have to submit to directories, article submissions, social bookmarking networks. These are the sites my research yielded.
Then I used the keywords "Free website url submissions" and found the following sites.
I did find services that were economical and will budget for paid submissions in the future but at least now I have a solid list to follow.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Today I am submitting my blog posts to search engines and other directories. Yesterday I discussed using Merchant Warehouse to process credit cards. It is equally as important to promote your website online and offline. Submitting to search engines is a great way to promote online and to get people (traffic) to your site. To promote offline, I will be using my new business cards which I am excited to have designed. I also got my business cards from Vista print on Saturday (Whooaa). I will be placing my business cards everywhere. Here is a list of 17 places to place your business cards.
6. Conference rooms
7. Waiting areas
8. Gas stations near the gas pump!
9. Sandwich shops
13. Carry some tape to place your business cards where there is a lot of foot traffic
14. Place in relevant library books
15. Place in relevant magazines
16. Ask local businesses to display your cards
Feel free to leave a comment and add to this list!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Linda Ellis Eastman is CEO & Founder of The Professional Woman Network (PWN), an international consulting organization on women’s issues. She has certified over 3,400 individuals from 18 countries to present the PWN women’s empowerment seminars including Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama.
Linda Eastman she is a motivational consultant. I went to one of her courses and it was worth every penny. Thinking about her today gave me motivation to continue working on my Independent Jeweller
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- Train-the-Trainer Women’s Issues Certification
- Women’s Wellness Certification
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- The PWN Coaching Certification
- Customer Service & Professionalism Certification
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- Branding & Image Certification
- International Coach-the-Coach