Do you define being successful in monetary terms? When you reach a 6 figure salary or make your first million? perhaps it's simpler than that for you. Maybe financial success to you is having your debts paid off and making your mortgage repayments each month with money left to 'play' with.
Success doesn't always have to be financial though.
You can be successful emotionally, mentally or physically. Success can be about power, fame, status or simply in being healthy and happy in your personal life.
What is the most important thing you need to be successful in Business?
This question is one of the most common questions I come across in the business networking and support groups I am a member of – you see a real variety of answers and it’s something that everyone will have their own answer to.
If business is slow, the economy sucks or you want to give your business a kick in the backside - speed up! DO MORE! More networking, more face to face events, more meetings, more interviews, videos, FB Lives, more guest blogging or podcasts!
2. There is NO BOX!
As an employee all told all day what to do: how to dress, what time to turn up, take lunch and go home. What tasks you have to accomplish that day, how they should be done and you have to abide by the rules set within the company you work for.
Most social media marketing campaigns are primarily designed to help gain more social following, increase product/brand visibility or drive traffic to a website. Here are quick must-know tips you should consider when rolling out your next social media campaign.
1. Reserve your username across all social media platforms
Reserve all your usernames across all the social media platforms even if you don’t need them now. These keeps off imposters, and trust me; you are going to need those usernames some day!
"I've met so many who have opened doors for me and remained in my life both personally and professionally. After a while, networking doesn't feel like 'networking.' It's both serendipitous and unpredictable, and something that just naturally becomes part of your work life and your personal life."
The aim is to create a following on all your social media platforms. But do you know why?
It's because the next step is to convert those followers in to email subscribers.
Creating images that people will share and like is a huge part of that. You need to create a post images that resonate with your followers (your target market) and encourage them to engage with your content regularly.
You can have all the money in the world to pay for Facebook Ads but if you don’t have the kind of design that will resonate with your target audience, then you’re spending your money for nothing. In this article I'll teach you how to optimise your Facebook Ads in just 4 easy steps!
It seems like a simple question, right? But giving refunds in your business is one of those controversial topics that gets everyone up in arms.
Some business owners flat out say no refunds given, and other will give you a satisfaction guarantee with a full refund, no questions asked.
A little while ago, I started looking for a piece of slideshow software for my business. I wanted something simple to use, with a clean interface, that kept my slides in order, I could add audio files to and export as a video.
Today I have something for you that is on everyone's mind - it's all about GDPR!
If you think it doesn't apply to you - I'm sorry to say you are WRONG!
What will I happen if I don’t do anything about GDPR?
Potentially there are fines, and they are not small. Up to 4% of your global turnover or £20 million whichever is the highest. Most of us don’t have that sort of turnover but suffice it to say there is an impact.
Have you Googled yourself recently? I read an article recently about a business that was nowhere to be seen when you Googled their name. This was a huge problem since they were 100% referral and many people searched for their company name on the Internet to find their website.
It took two months for them to start showing up, but when they did, it was a HUGE money maker for them. Potential customers who had been referred were finally able to find them!
When you go into a shop or pick up the phone to place an order, something has prompted you to take action and buy. Have you ever stopped to consider what that prompt was? What thought went through your mind, which led to you putting your hand in your purse or wallet?
It's all down to motivation what motivates you to buy. Understanding your customers motivation will help increase sales and profits! So, let's spend some time examining what motivates people to buy and how you can apply this knowledge to help make your business more successful.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed trying to juggle being a successful woman in the corporate world with trying to look good and maintain an up-to-date style?
It’s no secret that your image affects people’s perception of you. It’s also common knowledge that your image affects the way you feel about yourself – when you look good, you feel good. However, as a career woman, you’re most likely struggling to find the time to put your energy into your image.
‘Updating your website’ or even just your About Me page can seem like a huge task, requiring lots of effort, time and knowledge; but spending 10 minutes writing your bio and explaining how you can help others is much easier to accomplish.
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When the internet was still new – when it was just beginning to catch on and companies decided to go online it was enough to have a web site. A page about your company, another to announce your products and a contact page were all you needed.
A blog is an effective tool for doing just that; and that’s the first reason why you should have one. Your blog enables you to reach out to current and prospective clients, add content to your website on a daily basis and open up a dialog with your customers.
Have you ever been invited to a business networking meeting or luncheon, or thought about going to your chamber of commerce’s networking events, but decided not to because you never know what to say to get the conversation started?
I’ve been there and here’s the simple trick I learned to help me feel comfortable with the cocktail party small talk. Most people who know me wouldn’t think of me as “shy” and I’m not most of the time. When it comes to “networking” though, I used to struggle with making small talk.
I was asked this question today...”I blog regularly on my Facebook Page and LinkedIn, but I’m not getting much (if any) engagement! The posts are useful and informative! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong? What information would people want to see from a Virtual Assistant? Are my posts not being seen?”