Your top questions answered

You might think that the number one question  people ask me is “so how can I start a business and spend time with my baby?”

Actually, I’m mostly asked questions about internet marketing, blogging and creating information products! So here are some quick tips that will answer your most pressing questions.

I’ll be talking more about all of these in my new Thursday Night Webinar series – click here and I’ll tell you all about it.

Question 1: How can I get my website to the top of page 1 of Google?

First, you need to know what your potential customers are typing in to Google. There’s no point in being number 1 in Google for a keyword that your customers would never use! Continue reading “Your top questions answered”

How to do what you love, make a profit and do it fast!

If you could work for yourself, in your time, on your turf and make six figures or more, wouldn’t you want to know how to achieve that?

The truth is, as women in business we’re good at telling ourselves we can’t, we shouldn’t and we aren’t.

But what if you can, you should and you are, but you just don’t know it yet? If you believe you can’t run your solo business from your kitchen table and make a profit, you won’t.

Once you break through limiting self-beliefs, you start to see new possibilities for you and for your business.

But when you know your own worth, and learn the most effective strategies to increase your visibility, work less and live more, achieving the balanced, soloist lifestyle you dreamed of is attainable and easy.

And that’s exactly what NINE  women solo entrepreneurs  – Kate Engler, Susan Preston, Karen Gunton, Annemarie Cross, Lisa Bloom, Susan Andrewes, Kerri Baruch, Sharon Crawford and Aina Notoa – are offering to show you how to do…

…for FREE.

Click here to find out more

These nine highly successful women solo entrepreneurs from around the world have chosen to come together to ignite new possibilities in your entrepreneurial brain and reveal the most effective strategies they know for increasing your visibility and profitability without compromising on the lifestyle you promised yourself.

Continue reading “How to do what you love, make a profit and do it fast!”

Surfin’ USA: What we can learn from Silicon Valley

Last night I listened to Liz Weston of Weston Communications talk about her visit to the businesses in Silicon Valley. She was speaking at The Likeminded Network women’s networking group in St Neots, Cambs.

The whole presentation was recorded on video (and yes, Liz did get me to do a piece in front of the camera too!) so I hope to be able to post a link to the presentation once it’s been edited and posted up on the internet.

There were a lot of ideas to take away and I’m still processing most of them the morning after. But I’ve recorded a two minute audio of one idea that really stood out: simplicity.

(That was recorded at about 11pm when I got home. I love Audioboo.)

Here’s what else really stood out. You’d expect senior people from Facebook, Google and LinkedIn to be talking about money and how to make plenty of it. But the message was that we should focus on our purpose, making lives better, simplifying. If we get those things right, the money will follow.

I also want to say a few words about networking and The Likeminded Network:

(By the way, you can hear my two year old telling me he’s had a wee in the background! Just to prove I’m an authentic business mum. :))

The Likeminded Network is a fabulous group of women, very supportive but also energetic, dynamic and full of ideas. Thanks ladies!

(The photo is one of Liz Weston winning the Future 100 Entrepreneur of the year in 2010. Photos of the night to follow!)


Free Pinterest marketing training

I wanted to tell you about a free Pinterest training webinar that I’ve just watched. (It’s free and you can sign up yourself here.)

Pinterest is the fastest growing website in history and the number of users has increased 145% since the beginning of 2012. It’s dead easy to use, fun and seriously addictive.

There has to be huge marketing potential in Pinterest, but how do you actually use it to make more sales? I’ve used it to get traffic to Business Plus Baby, but know there’s a lot more I could be doing. That’s why I wanted to take a look at this webinar.

I really did pick up some useful tips, too. Did you know that you should include keywords in your pin and board descriptions? I didn’t! And I’ll be promoting my Pinterest boards outside Pinterest too, such as in my newsletter, Twitter and Facebook from now on.

By the way, you can follow me on Pinterest here 🙂

Andreea also mentions how important it is to build your Pinterest follower base and to interact with them so that you keep them engaged with you and your business. Up until now I’ve been focusing on adding content to my boards, which isn’t really getting the best from Pinterest from a marketing point of view.

Oh, and I need to add a ‘Pin it’ button to Business Plus Baby, too!

If you haven’t ventured on to Pinterest at all yet, this webinar will be really useful as it explains what it’s all about and the best way to set up your new account.

Click here to sign up for the free Pinterest Advantage webinar.

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Desperate Artwives: Mothers who create art behind closed doors

Being a working mum means that anything other than earning a living and caring for children is usually pushed aside. At least that’s the picture for many of us. Yet having young children so often brings about a burst in creativity. Perhaps it’s the shift in our priorities, the fresh perspective that children bring or just reconnecting with the way we were ourselves as children.

I experienced this myself but not being especially artistic, for me it was an urge to write, communicate, teach and be entrepreneurial. But many mums are artistic and find themselves desperate for a creative outlet. Conceptual artist Any Dignam is a mother of two who was in exactly this situation. That’s why she has created Desperate Artwives. Continue reading “Desperate Artwives: Mothers who create art behind closed doors”

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