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There are unlimited opportunities to generate income on the internet that I explore here in my Julia Flynn Werre Blog. Clients come to Word of Mouth Wired for a variety of needs from websites to marketing support. We focus on the one thing that we feel is at the root of why we’re in business and that is: Make some money, Honey!

Projects include: Proximity Marketing, Google Nearby, MindMe Mobile Websites, Travel Bait, proximity marketing, website design, consulting, website content, photos, copywriting, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Manta and more), blog writing, ebook creation, videos and powerpoint presentations. Website maintenance, hosting, domains and more.

…have you seen this from me before?

Joe Flynn (my Dad) was an amazing sales man and so is my Mom, my Dad: Bob Smith, my sisters and my brothers-in-law. We’re a family of sales professionals! Then I married a family of sales professionals, too! We have one motto in our family: Make some money, Honey!

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SPECIAL REPORT: 15-Minute Tips to Boost Your Business Even Better

SPECIAL REPORT: 15-Minute Tips to Boost Your Business Even Better

Did you get up this morning, excited at the scheduled meeting with the client you have been chasing for months? You woke up, put on your best tie and skipped off to work. You visualized how you would present to the prospect and she would melt in your hands at the terrific way you shared how your widget would change her business forever! Then it happened, she canceled the meeting! And left you with a gaping hole in your calendar.
Here is my solution with what do when you find yourself with 15 minutes on your hands…

If you only have 15 minutes to grow your business today, only 15 minutes to build your business, what can you possibly do?!

SPECIAL REPORT: 15-Minute Tips to Boost Your Business Even BetterI hear people tell me all the time that they don’t have any time, they’re out of time, time is too short. Most of the time people tell me they don’t have time to “call one more client” or to “start a new business venture” or they don’t have time to “grow their business.” But growing your business and making more income is the reason we start our companies in the first place! In fact, that’s usually the reason people start a career in sales or a side hustle or side gig.

People want to know how to make more money (and the subtext) in only about 15 minutes a day!

When I talk to people who want to start a new business or use a new time-saving tool it is because they believe that their time is already too precious to add one more activity to the list.

Here are 3 easy to implement activities that you can complete in only 15-minutes! And, bonus! each one creates a feeling of success and abundance.

Tip 1 Write in Your Daily Journal

  • WHY? A Daily Journal helps to keep your ideas, contacts, thoughts, and projects organized. Each day’s notes will help you to do better follow-up.
  • HOW? Use the front of the pages, not the backs (you will use the back side for notes in the future) and Date the top of each page (as you go along, do not do this in advance)
  • TIP: If you use more than one page per day, please add page 2 or so on to the top, near the date
  • ABUNDANCE: Follow up doesn’t fall thru the cracks

Tip 2 Create a List of New Contacts from Old Contacts

  • WHY? A list of names creates momentum in your prospecting. You feel bountiful and abundant about your list.
  • HOW? To begin, go into your very first emails, the oldest emails you can locate. When I started I went to my emails from 2007! It was chock full of people who, at one time, were emailing me almost daily, but now I hadn’t spoken to them in several years!
  • TIP: Start you list with elementary and high school friends
  • ABUNDANCE: consistency in making 20 new contacts daily

Tip 3 Create List of Networking Events in Your Area

  • TIP: Start with MeetUp.com, Chambers of Commerce, BNI, NRG, LeTip, Team Network, and search for even more networking groups
  • HOW: In your Daily Journal note any events in your area – do not be selective at this time – just list anything and everything
  • WHY? Carrying this list with you empowers you. When you find yourself without anything on your agenda, you have a list of events close at hand to visit.
  • ABUNDANCE: Networking to meet new potential business partners

BONUS Tip 4 Create a Geofence in Your Area

  • GO from AsirviaTIP: When you place bluetooth technology tools in a “ring” around an area (either within a building or outside) you create a “fence” of notifications throughout the area
  • HOW: Using handheld portable and stationary devices (GO from Asirvia is what I recommend) program them a message about your business. You can change the messages on each device in the area to suit your business
  • WHY? The notifications will be seen by potential clients and business partners which will brand you and keep you “top of mind.”
  • ABUNDANCE: Branding

Help! My Appointment Canceled! 3 TIPS to Prospecting Prosperity in 15-minutes

HELP Business Owners TODAY = GROW Current BUSINESS

HELP Business Owners TODAY = GROW Current BUSINESS +1 (410) 978-8555

It’s UNCANNY! Noone has seen these! Customers will be instantly intrigued! The GO from Asirvia is a beacon, fits in the palm of your hand, and is easily set up in their website dashboard just by typing in the message and link they want the GO from Asirvia to promote. Introducing the GO from Asirvia: This is the Product You’ll Be Selling!

EverythingIsGoingMobile.com Before we speak, please familiarize yourself with the GO from Asirvia by texting the word ‘LetsGO’ to 26786 and Call if you want to get started right away: Julia 410-978-8555 (Eastern Time Zone)

It’s CRAZY! Businesses buy dozens of them at a time. They leave them in stadiums, high traffic department stores, conventions, in their pocket or purse. The GO from Asirvia Automatically Promotes Businesses and Attracts NEW Customers by Sending Notifications to Every Android Phone with a 40 Character Message and Link within a 100 yards wherever the GO is!

  • And You CAN Use Emojis!
  • Unlimited Messages
  • Unlimited Stored Messages
  • Two (2) Services to Choose From
  • Month-to-Month Services
  • Inexpensive Replacements

Some of SIMPLEST Categories to Sell the GO’s Include: Real Estate Agents/Rental Communities
Your SCRIPT: “If I could show you how to get massive exposure for your business by putting this small plastic device in your business, or walking around with it in your pocket… would you want more details?”

This is a mobile marketing billboard for your business and you are advertising right where people stare all day long: their phones! Type the word ‘LetsGO’ to 26786 for more info!

+1 (410) 978-8555

EXAMPLE REAL ESTATE MESSAGES:
OPEN HOUSE 345 Daisy Ave May 20th ←33 Characters
Quickly Sell Your Home for TOP Dollar ← 37 Characters
Apt Rentals from $900/month View Today ← 38 Characters
Today Move-in Ready: 77 Smith St $199k ← 38 Characters

Car/Truck Dealerships: Your pitch: Start monetizing the Drive-by-Traffic with “Call to Action” messages and get your notifications sent everywhere your sales agents are and you keep your inventory.

EXAMPLE MESSAGES:
NOW Test Drive 2018 Ford F-150 $399/mth ← 39 Characters
2018 Camry $199 down Sign/Drive Today ← 39 Characters
$329/mth for BMW 428i – NOTHING DOWN← 36 Characters

EXAMPLE MESSAGES:
Moving? Your Neighbors Are Our Clients! ← 39 Characters
Discount Storm Windows for Next Time! ← 37 Characters
Solar Savings Get Local Estimate ← 37 Characters
Don’t Wait Get Local Hurricane Shutters! ← 40 Characters
Get Dependable Lawn Service Today! ← 34 Characters
Looking for a Local Contractor? ← 31 Characters

Home Service/Improvement Companies:
Your pitch: Do you have your company logo on your vehicle? Are you already in their driveway?
Now drive that message to people within a 100-yard radius of you!
With the GO in your hand its promoting your company with a message a football field away in all directions!

Vape Shops: “Vape Juice Specials Today STOP BY NOW!” OR “name of your vape shop with a kick ass message directing them to your shop with your link directing them to your app/site/landing page.

Salons/Barbers: “Your Salon Name – Monday Special 50% OFF” with link to products/services, address, etc. that can capture your client’s info, schedule an appointment, direct contact info, specials, etc.

Bars/Restaurants: “2-4-1 DRINKS/APPS 7-10PM” OR “The Rock Band Tonight 9PM Drink Specials” then change the messages to something else as the day passes.

JOB DETAILS:

This can be a get out there and present the product type business and or you can promote the business online, and to businesses that will use it “the GO” to sell their own product or service. We will explain this when we speak. We will teach you the entire selling process down to the questions your prospects will ask and the answers to them.

You’re earning Upfront Commissions and Residual Income. When the customer signs up for the GO service (just like they do their cable/internet bill) you get paid, and then every time your customer pays their monthly bill for the GO’s Services, you get a Monthly Override, AND THERE’S ZERO COMPETITION. NONE.

Single Presentation Close – 15-Minute Sales Cycle! Once you see the 3-1/2-minute video on how it works (the same video you’re going to show your prospects) you’ll understand why it’s such a game changer and why your prospects are going to say
“no KIDDING, let’s do it!” with no consideration, but a few questions on how it works. Text the word ‘LetsGO’ to 26786 for more info

BELIEVE IT: 3 GO’s are $69/month, 5 GO’s are $99/month, 8 GO’s are ONLY $129/month plus a lot more. For a small business owner this is PEANUTS, but you get a % of their monthly bill and they never stop paying!! And if you think about it, it’s not like you’re pitching a product in the 4 figures, so they buy it right then and there, show it to all their friends who are also going to want them too, never stop paying for them, and buy more as they get more sales from them. It’s a beautiful thing. People leave them in stadiums, malls, conventions: they come with adhesive and you can remotely change the messages in real time. 1 year battery life, water resistant – leave them in the grass next to the entrances to highways and get 10,000 hits to your site!! Not kidding! So, let’s show you the coolest thing since the camera phone! Nothing on the earth is easier to sell, NOTHING!

Before we speak, please familiarize yourself with the GO by texting the word ‘LetsGO’ to 26786 and
Call if you want to get started right away: Julia +1 (410) 978-8555 (Eastern Time Zone)

Marketing Automation: does exposure equal conversion?

“Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” That’s the famous quote that have become my “words to live by” as a marketing consultant who focuses on sales.

I’ve been as sales “leader” since age 8 when I sold the most raffle tickets in the entire school of kids from 1st through 8th grade. I distinctly remember the experience and mental preparation that I was undergoing on a daily basis.

a and p grocery storeFirst, I was going straight to the A & P grocery store in my school uniform immediately at the end of the long school day. I would be faced by hundreds of housewives and mothers stopping by the only full service market within 25 miles without entering Baltimore City. My Mom would prepare me with a simple script that she rehearsed with me in the car as we drove the 3 miles to the A & P.

Mom would say, “Remember to smile, hold out the ticket and say,’would you like to take a chance to win a basket of cheer or a 50/50 raffle?’ It’s only a dollar.” The additional script, if I needed more persuasion was the addition of: “I go to St Augustine’s in Elkridge and we’re having a big Spaghetti Dinner and Christmas Bazaar.”

Sometimes the busy Mommy’s would say yes, sometimes they would say, catch me on the way out or the worst…I already bought one from the kid my neighborhood. Ugh.

No matter what, when the people left the store, I had a reply: good luck with your ticket! Or “here’s the pen to fill out your ticket” Looking back, I was following the same protocols I recommend to this day.

I eventually won the sales contest and I also so the winning ticket! I was born for sales and marketing.

But when I think about this story, I remember that each part of this process applies today and that the same lessons apply. If you just get exposures and no conversions, you won’t make any sales and you won’t win the prize!

It also teaches the best way to language your offer and shows that persistence converts into sales, too.

I’m no longer selling raffles tickets for my elementary school, but I am marketing businesses for many local Maryland business owners in Howard County (Columbia, Ellicott City, and Elkridge), Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County (Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Baltimore City) and DMV area businesses, too.

If you want to excel in your marketing conversion from your exposures follow a few simple rules. First, think about the information you want to share with your clients and what the clean message is that you want to share. Control is key!

Second, plan the route you want to take to convert your clients. I always start with proximity marketing Asirvia GO beacons (check them out at Asirvia.com/Juliaflynnwerre) and focus on the tiny message that will appear on prospects’s smart phones. I know that the message will hit the phones of the prospects within about 1/4 mile of the clients so I’m inviting them for a visit.

Next, use that proximity marketing tool to guide your audience to a lead capture page, I use jwerre.onlinesalespro.com/demo to illustrate how simple to create a landing page that is congruent with my message and then push the prospect to my final destination.

Finally, the landing zone! Get the well-informed and well-exposed prospect to convert on the website where you want them to go. That’s my favorite part! I know that the client has now seen my product/service at least 3 times and create an ongoing drip campaign to encourage continued and persistent communication.

For my drip campaigns I have used mailchimp and have been very happy with the reports and feedback.

To accelerate your conversions, follow this quick and easy steps to success. Remember, proximity marketing is your best friend for converting clients who are nearby and will usually enjoy the buy local messaging.

How does Google Nearby #proximitymarketing help your marketing automation?




How does Google Nearby #proximitymarketing blogs help your marketing automation in #AnneArundelCounty #HowardCounty #Baltimore?
Google nearby asirvia proximity marketingLead generation using Google Nearby starts with great content and a blog is the perfect way to present your content to the world. Use it to draw eyes to your services or products, and increase visibility by making your blog content available in a multitude of formats.
http://jwerre.onlinesalespro.com/happy
Most small businesses use a blog to inform their clients of news and events, as well as for lead generation. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these blogs don’t serve much purpose, apart from adding content to the site. If you feel like your blog is stagnating, it’s time to turn things around and make your blog work for your business.

How does proximity marketing blogs help your marketing automation?
Lead generation starts with great content and a blog is the perfect way to present your content to the world. Use it to draw eyes to your services or products, and increase visibility by making your blog content available in a multitude of formats.
Most small businesses use a blog to inform their clients of news and events, as well as for lead generation. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these blogs don’t serve much purpose, apart from adding content to the site. If you feel like your blog is stagnating, it’s time to turn things around and make your blog work for your business.
Watch a demo https://goo.gl/aGiXWv
Learn about #proximitymarketing and how it will impact #AnneArundelCounty and #HowardCounty and #Baltimore County businesses by spreading their business messages faster.
Visit our replicated website at http://asirvia.tv/juliaflynnwerre or http://jwerre.onlinesalespro.com/happy

1. Use SEO Correctly

Search engine optimization is what blogs are best for. With frequent updates, blogs catch the eye of the search engine pretty quickly. Take advantage of this by using your keywords throughout the post.
The biggest mistake made by small businesses when blogging is keyword stuffing. Adding too many keywords will actually get you dinged in the search engines. Stick to roughly 1-2% keyword density for optimum results.
Remember that Google doesn’t just look at your main keyword. It also watches for related words. For example, if you’re writing about cars, words like tires and engines would be pretty normal related words. Seeing this helps the search engine decide if the post is worthy of being listed in the results or not.
2. Repurpose Your Content
It’s a lot of work to write a blog post, so don’t let it go to waste. Instead, repurpose that old content and make it work harder for you in lead generation. A few ways to repurpose:
– Create a #marketingvideo from your content http://jwerre.onlinesalespro.com/quickvideo
– Turn it into a PDF for people to download (have them opt into your email list to get it)
– Make a PowerPoint out of the post
– Create a video about it (using the PowerPoint)

3. Add an Opt-In

Chances are, you have an opt-in form already. Where is it? If you said on your sidebar or in a popup, you join thousands of other small business bloggers. What if there was a better way?
Pop-ups and slide-ins can be useful and certainly have their place, but if the visitor has a pop-up blocker, they will never see the form. A better practice is to make sure the form is visible on every page.

TIP: While the side bar isn’t a bad place for a form, you may have better results if you add a simple form to the end of every blog post.

4. Share on Social Media

Every post you write should be shared to your social media accounts. If you are on Pinterest, make sure you have a great image to go with the post and share it. You can promote your blog on multiple branches of social media, making It possible to reach people who might otherwise never know about your blog or website.
http://jwerre.onlinesalespro.com/quickvideo

5. Accept Guest Bloggers

There’s a lot of talk out there about being a guest blogger, but accepting guest bloggers can also be beneficial, particularly if your business blog is still small. When someone else writes on your blog, they are bound to tell their own followers about the post. This means you’ll gain more readers and they also get to increase their reach.
Finding guest bloggers isn’t too difficult, as they will start emailing you as soon as the blog is live. However, it’s important to choose carefully and to allow yourself to veto any post that does not fit well with your plan.
Manage all your lead generation and direct sales in one place.
From generating leads to marketing automation to closing sales, Marketing Automation sales tools like OnlineSalesPro.com helps you grow your sales.
WATCH A DEMO https://goo.gl/aGiXWv

How do blogs help your marketing automation?

How do blogs help your marketing automation?

Lead generation starts with great content and a blog is the perfect way to present your content to the world. Use it to draw eyes to your services or products, and increase visibility by making your blog content available in a multitude of formats.
Most small businesses use a blog to inform their clients of news and events, as well as for lead generation. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these blogs don’t serve much purpose, apart from adding content to the site. If you feel like your blog is stagnating, it’s time to turn things around and make your blog work for your business.
Watch a demo https://goo.gl/aGiXWv

1. Use SEO Correctly

Search engine optimization is what blogs are best for. With frequent updates, blogs catch the eye of the search engine pretty quickly. Take advantage of this by using your keywords throughout the post.
The biggest mistake made by small businesses when blogging is keyword stuffing. Adding too many keywords will actually get you dinged in the search engines. Stick to roughly 1-2% keyword density for optimum results.
Remember that Google doesn’t just look at your main keyword. It also watches for related words. For example, if you’re writing about cars, words like tires and engines would be pretty normal related words. Seeing this helps the search engine decide if the post is worthy of being listed in the results or not.

2. Repurpose Your Content

It’s a lot of work to write a blog post, so don’t let it go to waste. Instead, repurpose that old content and make it work harder for you in lead generation. A few ways to repurpose:
– Turn it into a PDF for people to download (have them opt into your email list to get it)
– Make a PowerPoint out of the post
– Create a video about it (using the PowerPoint)

3. Add an Opt-In

Chances are, you have an opt-in form already. Where is it? If you said on your sidebar or in a popup, you join thousands of other small business bloggers. What if there was a better way?

Pop-ups and slide-ins can be useful and certainly have their place, but if the visitor has a pop-up blocker, they will never see the form. A better practice is to make sure the form is visible on every page.TIP: While the side bar isn’t a bad place for a form, you may have better results if you add a simple form to the end of every blog post.

4. Share on Social Media

Every post you write should be shared to your social media accounts. If you are on Pinterest, make sure you have a great image to go with the post and share it. You can promote your blog on multiple branches of social media, making It possible to reach people who might otherwise never know about your blog or website.

5. Accept Guest Bloggers

There’s a lot of talk out there about being a guest blogger, but accepting guest bloggers can also be beneficial, particularly if your business blog is still small. When someone else writes on your blog, they are bound to tell their own followers about the post. This means you’ll gain more readers and they also get to increase their reach.
Finding guest bloggers isn’t too difficult, as they will start emailing you as soon as the blog is live. However, it’s important to choose carefully and to allow yourself to veto any post that does not fit well with your plan.

Manage all your lead generation and direct sales in one place.

From generating leads to marketing automation to closing sales, Marketing Automation sales tools like OnlineSalesPro.com helps you grow your sales. 
WATCH A DEMO 
https://goo.gl/aGiXWv

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SEO wasn't around in 2002

Julia Flynn Werre

Congratulations! We just celebrated our 13-1/2th year anniversary!

December 20, 2002 Word of Mouth (now called Word of Mouth Wired) began a specialty marketing practice focusing on the patient and referral growth of area dental practices.

The first clients were dental specialists and then WOM began to expand and offer support to area general dentists including family and cosmetic practices.

The method and approach of WOMW(Word of Mouth Wired) is to get to the basic fundamentals and desires of the practice owner, so that reasonable and exciting results can be achieved.

Several Case Studies will help to illustrate the different circumstances of each practice and the provided solutions. Every client has unique needs, requirements and ideas the solution WOM provides is achieving results within these parameters.


Julia Flynn Werre has been in sales since she turned 8! She won her first sales contest by selling the most raffle tickets in her school and has been selling ever since. By 12 Julia was attending professional sales training seminars with such greats as Tom Hopkins and Zig Ziglar.

Currently Julia owns several websites and runs a few blog sites, too. She specializes in helping practice owners make more revenue from their current clients by making minor adjustments to their daily, weekly and monthly action plans.

Julia is currently active in several online and off line networking organizations and  meets at least 5 new people a day by networking, meet & greet or trade shows.

About Word of Mouth Wired

WOMW started in December 2002 as a dental and restaurant marketing firm to support the sales efforts of several clients seeking to increase patient and client load. The focus has been and is to drive more sales into our client’s offices by way of in person, online and direct marketing channels. Since the growth of the social media revolution, we have focused on the power of the internet to increase production and income.


Strategies include training and implementation with client staff or WOMWs staff providing supplemental assistance. Initially the power of in person contact and direct mail were the sole focus of our marketing efforts, subsequently we have developed robust strategies to include a host of diverse systems including SEO/SEM, profile creation, Facebook marketing, online contests, trade show representation, sales staff training and hiring, the merger of online and in person campaigns to drive traffic to client websites and the increase of Facebook likes.

#facebook #seo #smm #socialmediamarketing #juliaflynnwerre

But what you if you don't want to take medicine?

Years ago (probably about 20) I visited a new doctor for the first time. Yes, she was a new doctor and yes, it was my first visit. I won’t reveal her name, just Dr X is what I’ll call her. She was located in Howard County and I’m guessing she still practices here, too.

Dr X was delightful and announced very defensively that she believes in pill therapy and believes in 100% prescribing a drug for every ailment and symptom. Dr X wanted to know if I had a problem with that. I hate to use my age as an excuse for my naivete, but that is probably what it was. I didn’t realize at the time that this would be detrimental to my health. I didn’t realize that I was agreeing to putting sometimes harmful chemicals into my young body.

Sage Health Centre severna park

Now, many years later, I’m a firm believer and devout member of the club of holistic body folk who use alternative modalities to heal and prevent illness. If you’ve seen any of my posts, you’re aware that I’ve been getting acupuncture since about 2011 when my Dad died. At the time I begun treatment with my friend Barb who was still in school (then call TAI Sophia now called Maryland University of Integrative Health) If memory serves, I was her graduation project. I could go on and on about the high jinks and hilarity of those first years in acupuncture treatment, but I digress.

Ok, one quicky, I wasn’t aware that I wanted to quit smoking. In fact, I had just purchased a brand new pack of smokes. I walked into the treatment room and announced that maybe one day I was gonna quick. Barb promptly tossed the whole, new pack into the garbage and gave me treatments to quit. I haven’t smoked much at all since then… pretty cool.

So everyone always asks…do the needles hurt? That’s also a conversation for another day. The quick answer is, no, they don’t. For goodness sakes the needles are thinner than my hair, but when they hit a point that really needs it…sometimes it’s a zinger!

Ok, on with the reason I’m writing.

Sage Health Centre logo, severna park

Since the earlier days I’ve now learned that I can create my own medicine chest! If I simply attend some casual and fun evening sessions at Sage Health Centre (only 30 bucks a pop) I can learn how to heal myself! I wouldn’t be so adamant, but I use essential oils for everything! Plus, Theresa Girolami is now my acupuncturist for the last 3 or so years (she’s Barb’s friend and mentor so it’s ok) and she’s an herbalist and teacher.

For an evening of fun and something to heal you, too, I suggest going see Sage Health Centre and taking a class. It’s fun, it’s safe and you’ll go home with a healing souvenir, too! Call them or visit their website at sagehealthcentre.com 410-544-5155 and tell them Julia sent you.

Are you looking for steps to success? steps to wealth?

Are you looking for steps to success? steps to wealth?
Would you like to be creating a dynasty?  Expert business, MLM Queen: Brenda Graham, Success Mentor will share information about home business in her minute tips and will show information in her latest episode of “Make Some Money, Honey!” talk show – watch a recent episode.

Brenda Graham puts money in your bank account by selling you a business & staying with you until you see profit. The Secret Sauce: Brenda’s Secret Sauce is that she will listen to you and answer your questions and concerns. Brenda will help you assess your talents and your liabilities and find the right business for you. Honest evaluation from an expert.

Watch this quick video and learn more. Want to start an online business? Want to work from home? Learn the success secrets of the expert business, MLM Queen: Brenda Graham, Success Mentor. This video is the expert business mentor, Brenda Graham’s highly recommended paths to success. Get more information, click here for this website.

Are you wondering:
Why is THIS the right business for me?
Brenda’s answer will astound you!

“When I looked at this company, I could legitimately see myself in an 18 to 24 month period having the disposable income to make my bucket list a reality.” — Brenda Graham
Brenda Graham attended the Convention in January, 2015 and said:

“Never, ever have I seen more ‘regular people’ making so much money.”

What is on your bucket list?

 

  • Mortgage
  • Special Needs Family Member
  • Household Repairs
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Grandchildren’s Legacy

 

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Happy New Year!

champHere are a few dates that would be terrific for planning special events or posts or special offers around in January. Btw, February is National Heart Month and National Dental Health Month 🙂
All the best! Happy New Year!
  • MONTH (January)
    • Bath safety Month
    • Blood Donor Month
    • Hot Tea Month
    • Get Organized Month
  • DAYS
    • 2 – Motivation Day, Personal Trainer Awareness Day
    • 6 – Apple Tree Day
    • 10 – Cut Energy Costs Day
    • 14 – Dress Up Your Pet  Day
    • 15 – Humanitarian Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day
    • 17 – DItch Your New Years Resolution Day
    • 19 – Martin Luther King Jr Day (observed)
    • 20 – Day of Acceptance Day
    • 23 – Women’s Healthy Weight Day
    • 24 – Maryland Polar Bear Plunge Day
    • 26 – Spouse’s Day
    • 30 – International Fun at Work Day

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Guest Blogger: Sarah Coolidge

A wonderful conversation with a good friend this morning led me to a moment of deep celebration that I want to share with you.

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Guest Blogger: Sarah Coolidge, CEO Space Club President – Reno, NV and owner of risefortheprize.com

Julia told with me that she was feeling a bit frustrated with herself because she is clinging to her old Jeep, which is beginning to show its age. It is costing her more and more money to keep running and her friends are encouraging her to get rid of it. She is loathe to part with it because it is a symbol of independence and freedom for her and has been with her since a particularly wrenching part of her life.

She and her Jeep have had an eventful, productive journey of growth together and I suspect she may have a bit of fear that her growth will stop if she lets it go. Like many of us, her life today is not exactly where she had thought it would be and she is yearning for more stability. Her Jeep has been providing some of that stability for her for quite a while.

Her feelings make perfect sense to me I stumble around a bunch trying to offer her support. I tell her the story of my beloved dog, Conan, who I thought could somehow live forever, and of course could not. I offer her a scrap of Buddhist wisdom by reminding her that our own personal actions are the only thing we actually get to take with us when we leave this dance… that all the rest of it will fall away. I suggest that maybe the best comfort for her right now is to hold open her mind to the possibility that her Jeep will leave one day in a way that will feel all right for her. I even joke that she could share her story of devotion and loyalty with the Jeep Company and perhaps they will step up and restore her loved one.

I don’t know if any of this actually helps her. I hope she is comforted by my efforts, which are perhaps the best any of us can ever offer to any one: our clear desire to be of help, human beings reaching out to one another.

Then I head to my Friday “service”, and Julia begins helping me.

For many happy months I have been spent my Friday mornings sitting in the upstairs window of Truckee’s “For Goodness Sake” and listening as recordings of Abraham-Hicks pour truckloads of wisdom into my heart and soul. I first sat there in the fall, when the Aspens outside were in their quaking, glorious, golden colors, and I was captivated by the light shining through them. Throughout the winter I entertained myself watching the light play with the snow, the roofline of the rail yard buildings, the rail tracks themselves. Today, I am delighted to see that last week’s swollen buds have given way to tiny, perfect, new Aspen leaves, and the quaking has begun again.

And I am even more delighted to see that my buddy, my companion for the winter is still there. One dead leaf from last fall has hung on all of this time and has become a little symbol of stability for me.

Like Julia’s jeep.

I say hello to my leaf and introduce him to Lorrie, who has never known just what I have been looking at all of these months. She doesn’t blink and eye when I explain what he means to me and I am so pleased by her open acceptance of me. She gets me.

I sit and greet the leaf and all of the other familiar sights and let the learning begin to flow in. My eyes wander from the swirling late spring snowflakes to the patterns of the dripping water on the cars below and then back to my leaf. Suddenly, I realize that one day I will sit here and my leaf will be gone and that there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Months of wind, water, ice and snow could not do what

will be completely, easily and naturally done by the arrival of a new, little leaf pushing its way out of the tip of the branch. I am breathless at the beauty of this, and overcome with gratitude to Julia for helping me to see it while my leaf is still here. My stability is just as fragile as hers and my companion will leave me as well. I am so happy to have this morning and to see my leaf one more time, to be reminded that the joy is here and now, now, now. All I can do is celebrate the months of happiness this tiny, graceful reminder of life and strength and persistence has given me. Next Friday the branch might be empty, the leaf gone forever from my sight… but nothing can ever take the memory from me.

And nothing can ever really take your Jeep from you, Julia.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Coolidge, RiseforthePrize.com.

LinkedIn - what is it?

Why Do I Need a Linkedin.Com Profile? How Can I Make it Work for Me?

The constant changes in the world of social media are often tough to keep up with, especially in terms of job hunting. Although there might be plenty of tools and applications specifically designed to connect individuals having the same interests, most of them tend to be more focused on the “social” aspect.

However, there is one major exception – and that is none other than LinkedIn. If we talk about a professional social network, then LinkedIn is definitely the answer.

For those who are in search of a job, LinkedIn could be brutal, but it’s actually heaven for employers.

Individuals who are in need of a job can actually find that 77% of all job openings are being posted in LinkedIn. That said, you can easily understand why it is quite essential to have your own LinkedIn.Com

1. It’s one good means of managing your brand

Your online presence is the very first impression that employers and businesses want to see in you. More likely, they will look for your profile in Google. With a LinkedIn profile, you can surely add up to your overall credibility and will make your potential employers think that you are professional enough for them to hire in their company. Not to mention, LinkedIn profiles typically rank high in the Google

2. It allows you to become an expert

In order to gain credibility in a particular field, you need to become a go-to resource. Speaking of which, LinkedIn has a lot of tools which can help professionals engage with peers in order to exchange ideas and information. Features like LinkedIn Today and LinkedIn Groups are one good means of reaching out to your associates and colleagues and be a part of the trending conversations related to your field.

These tools are actually a great way of learning the lingo of your specific field and come out as a virtual

3. It enables you to attract employers

Employers and recruiters actually use LinkedIn. Job searches aren’t actually an active process, and most employers and business managers use LinkedIn tools in looking for the right candidates for the open

4. You can actually manage your professional relationships

LinkedIn is actually a good place for managing your professional relationships. The contacts you have made as you search for a job as well as throughout your career might not necessarily make sense as your friends in Facebook. LinkedIn actually is a platform which separates your professional profile from your personal life, not to mention maintains your professional network at the same time.

5. It is possible to display your recommendations

LinkedIn actually has its tools for requesting and even posting your recommendations from those users whom you have already work with professionally. Through this, you can be able to build your credibility by means of harnessing the power of third party endorsements. Moreover, requesting for a recommendation is also one good means of reaching out to your former colleagues whom you might have lost contacts with.

#linkedin #linkedinprofile  #networkingonline.

Do I Need a Professional Headshot?

What would be the point of having a professional headshot when you have an excellent camera you can use to take perfect pictures of yourself? The answer is pretty simple – it will make you look unprofessional, not to mention cheap. It won’t really capture you in your best angle, and it certainly isn’t capable of capturing that perfect expression which portrays your personality. But before you have your headshot taken, you might want to consider several things first. What is your reason for getting a professional headshot? How you are going to use it? What is the visual branding message you want to convey? In addition, you should think about these questions:

  • Who are my target audience?
  • What is the message I want to convey?
  • Where am I going to use my headshots?

What does a professional headshot provide you? A professional headshot is one way of showing people that you care about the details and how you present yourself. It will look professional and could capture you in a positive light which creates a good and lasting impression. Basically, your headshot is the first contact which people have with you, particularly if you are active on the social media. If your headshot isn’t professional-looking, then it won’t help people to trust you. How you can have a professional headshot Professionally taken headshots are something which would require selecting the right shots in order to have the best presentation possible. But the question is – how? 1. Ask around Picking the right headshot photographer is not an easy task. There are actually lots to pick from, but choosing one can be daunting. This is where networking proves to be very essential. Try asking your friends and relatives, especially those who have been through a professional headshot lately. 2. Conduct research Based on the recommendations and referrals you received from your friends or relatives, the next step is to take a look at the photographer’s website. Take a look at their portfolio and check out if they have met your criteria for the perfect headshots. 3. Schedule an appointment Set up a preliminary time for conversation with your preferred photographer to determine if he is likeable and if he puts you at ease. This step begins building trust, and trust will help you listen, relax and enjoy the experience of having your photograph taken. During this appointment, you will have to agree on a date in which you are going to be shot for a headshot. More likely, your photographer will ask for a small deposit as an upfront fee. 4. Photo shoot Your photographer should tell you how to be properly prepared for your photo shoot. Make sure that you have had enough rest, are hydrated and ready to work. Also, you should bring along with you several outfits which you can change into throughout the shoot. 5. Pick your preferred shots Once you receive your final images, the photographer should follow up with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the images as well as the experience. Just take a seat then choose your top two favorites – one for a commercial shot, and the other for a theatrical shot. The photographer I recommend, also did my headshot, contact me for details..

7 Tips to Get Your Customers to Come Back and Buy Again

As a successful business owner, you know that to maintain and grow your business, you need new and innovative ways to keep your current customers, while expanding your customer base and growing your pipeline. According to Forbes.com getting repeat customers ¹ is one of the root problems facing your business today. Acquiring customers is a significant challenge, but gaining loyal customers is as important to your growth.

Here are seven (7) tips to develop repeat customers for your business using Loyalty Rewards Programs:

  1. Loyalty Points: Customers are offered points per dollar spent and points are available for redemption on future purchases; or Buy One, Get One Free a.k.a. BOGO
  2. Travel Certificates to the Vacation Destination of their dreamsReferral Incentives: Here are two options for referral incentives
    1. Travel Certificates to the Vacation Destination of their dreams
    2. Incentive for providing the referral
    3. Incentive when the referral converts to a customer
  3. VIP Membership Club
  4. Contests and Prizes ²
    1. Travel Certificates to the Vacation Destination of their dreams
    2. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa gave away a two-night getaway to help increase engagement during the late winter, early spring…
    3. After Tootsie Roll generated 1 million followers on Facebook, they created a “Pick Your Prize” campaign to thank their followers
  5. Customer Appreciation Events
    1. Travel Certificates to the Vacation Destination of their dreams
    2. Picnics, Parties and Prizes always work!
  6. Seasonal Products ³
    1. Starbucks and Taco Bell have ‘fan favorite’ products that are seasonal and are available annually
    2. Oreo Cookies offers specialty flavors and colors for different holidays to encourage purchases
  7. Trade-Up Programs

PRO TIP: A cool way that you might recognize a referral is by mailing a personalized “Thank You” note with a gift card inside.

How do you tell your existing customers about your Loyalty Rewards Programs?

The Prosperity Prospecting 3-Step System Works for You!
Retain Customers for Repeat BusinessStep 1 Proximity Marketing
Step 2 Mobile Web Pages (lead capture, squeeze pages, autoresponders)
Step 3 Free Travel and Vacation Programs
The Prosperity Prospecting 3-Step System Works for You by gathering leads, nurturing leads and rewarding purchases!

Mobile Proximity Marketing Can Help

Mobile Proximity Marketing is a relatively new way for businesses to market their services and products. Using proximity marketing solutions like those offered by a US-based company, businesses can now market directly to smartphones with a Bluetooth device called GO.

Mobile is increasingly playing a critical role in the B2B customer journey. In fact, 50% of B2B search queries today are made on smartphones. BCG expects that figure to grow to 70% by 2020.4

Here’s how it works…

How could you promote your business in a surprising, new, and effective way?

One very cool, new promotion technique is mobile Proximity Marketing. It has the ability to advertise your business to people where they look the most: on their smartphones!

Imagine a client walking by your shop or, maybe, they are sitting at the business next door having a cup of coffee, when they see a brief message on their phone that says something like “YOU NEED US: WE CAN HELP!” or “SCHEDULE YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT…NOW!” with a clickable link to your website, Google Review, or Social Media site!

Here is how Proximity Marketing Works
When you subscribe to GO SERVICES from Asirvia, US-based leader in Proximity Marketing solutions, you receive a GO, a portable, wireless device that can fit in the palm of your hand. The GOs are very easy to place on the back of sandwich boards, benches, billboards, shop windows or anywhere you see a lot of foot traffic and people looking at their smart devices. You can decide where to place your GO based on your target market.

Using Asirvia’s web-based programming platform called GO SERVICES, you craft a variety of targeted 40 character messages, each with a clickable link which can be viewed as a notification on smartphones and devices that come within range. An optional add-on, called GO PLUS, enables you to easily design an actual ad that includes:

  • a photo, graphic or video
  • a special or discount to attract a new customer
  • details about the offer
  • your phone number
  • your address
  • and a click through link to your website or social media site.

Your ad can be saved to people’s mobile phones in an e-wallet, shared by email or text, and even posted to Facebook. How cool is that!

As you can see from the chart: reports are available to show you how your GOs are working.

You would think this technology would be expensive, but you can have it for less than a cup of coffee a day!

1 https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2018/05/02/overcoming-top-small-business-marketing-challenges/#3c51c375a181
2 https://www.shortstack.com/blog/how-to-use-prizes-and-rewards-in-successful-promotions-guide/
3 https://www.eonline.com/news/922528/want-a-taste-taco-bell-starbucks-pillsbury-and-more-reveal-wild-new-products
4 https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/data/b2b-mobile-search/

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