WAHM Link Love 3-6-09

March 7, 2009 - One Response

One of the great posts that I came across this week was by Carrie Lauth on her Blah Blah Blah blog. She talks about a current situation she is having problems with and one that other online business owners are having as well. She talks about people emailing, asking you to do stuff for them for free.

PLR content is becoming more and more popular amongst online business owners. It’s no wonder considering it can save you a ton of time, money and energy. Melissa Ingold wrote a great post about creative ways to make money from PLR reports.

Are you using an autoresponder system to create a list and provide content (newsletters, etc) to that list? You should be. A list can be a pretty important component to your business. If you aren’t using an autoresponder service yet you need to read this post autoresponders – are they really worth the money?

You might remember all the buzz awhile back about the book The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. This blog posts shares that while she hasn’t been able to create a four hour work week she’s been experimenting with a 4 hour work day, three days a week.

Do you use Google Analytics? Did you know you can increase your blog traffic with Google Analytics? Here is a post of one person’s journey of recently signing up with them and what Google Analytics really does/tells.

This post was worth mentioning because she truly does deserve the recognition for all her hard work! Wendy Piersall of SparkPlug CEO is going to be on The Today Show Tuesday, March 10th!

As WAHMs we often try to do it all. But is it really possible? Can WAHMs really do it all? This post is done by a blogging intern on WAHM Talk Radio and after some research Christie (the intern) shares what people told her about WAHMs doing it all.

I missed this post back at the end of February when she posted it and wanted to share because it was such a great post! She talks about how twitter is like the Bible.


WAHM Link Love 2-27-09

March 1, 2009 - Leave a Response

We all suffer from some form of perfectionism in our lives but is perfectionism getting in the way of your success? This is a great post of one person’s struggle with perfectionism in her life.

You work so hard to get visitors to your site. Obviously you don’t want them leaving once they get there but are you encouraging visitors to leave your site? Here is one tip you can do to help keep visitors on your site once they get there.

Getting publicity for our businesses is something we all want to do. It’s a great way to get traffic to your site and increase your credibilty as an expert in your field. Advertising can be expensive especially on a small business budget. Here are 4 tips to securing free publicity.

Branding is another very important aspect of your business. You need to be consistent with it as well – don’t be someone or something different on one site, something else on another site, etc. Here is a 5 point checlist for consistent branding.

If you need some advice on blogging you won’t want to miss Carrie Lauth”s 100 top blogging tips! It’s a free download!

People are drawn to images within a blog post. It’s visually appealing and just attracts the eyes to it. You can give each blog post a pretty face with Flickr.

Do you struggle with managing your time? It’s so easy to get caught up in Twittering, searching the web, blog reading , etc. If time management is something you struggle with here are some time management tips.

Do you use PLR to add content to your blog? There’s a really cool new WordPress plugin I just learned about it. And if you have a WordPress blog and use PLR you need to read all about the PLR to WordPress plugin.

After reading (and watching the video) this guest post, over at Jessica Knows, by Scott Stratten about why being a WAHM is bad for business it really made me stop and think. Scott gave some valuable information and if you are a WAHM you need to watch the video!

WAHM Link Love 2-19-09

February 20, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hey Virtual Assistants! Do you offer website and blog support to your clients? If so you should check out 7 Mistakes Virtual Assistants Make with Website and Blog Support.

Do you mix biz with taboo topics? That’s the tough question Tuesday Alice Seba presented to her readers. The ‘taboo’ topics Alice was referring to were politics and religion. It’s a good read and some great comments have been posted as well.

Carrie Lauth wrote a great post that should be checked out by all affiliate marketers. In Carrie’s post Affiliate Marketing Mistakes and Lessons she shares some tips that you should be doing as an affiliate marketer.

Do you know how to set yourself apart when marketing to internet marketers? With any business, you know that to compete you will need  to make your own informational items stand out from all the rest of them out there. You need to find a way to bring about your own uniqueness and there are some ways to do that. This post gives you some tips to follow.

Twitter is all the rage lately. It’s one of the top social networking avenues but did you know there are do’s and dont’s to promoting your business on Twitter?

Have you built a Facebook group or are you thinking about building one? Here are some tips, from The Edgy Entrepreneur, on building interaction in Facebook groups.

WAHM Link Love 2-12-09

February 12, 2009 - One Response

Do you want to drive traffic to your website? Silly question – we all do. But is it as simple as build it and they will come? Maybe back in the early internet days but not anymore. Here are some tips to help you get that traffic you are looking for.

Think you need to be organized? Think again! Here are 3 reasons NOT to get organized.

It’s important to make sure that you are providing value for your readers. If you aren’t they probably won’t stick around. Did you know you can not only add value but market your business at the same time? Here are the top 3 business marketing tools for adding value.

If you offer coaching services this post is just for you. The point of coaching is that you enjoy helping others succeed and grow. But you need to stop and ask yourself who’s coaching the coach? I’m not a coach but I found this an interesting read!

Outstanding customer service is one way that we can stand out above the rest. This post doesn’t really relate to anything WAHM related but it’s well worth the read because it’s certainly an example of outstanding customer service and going above and beyond! This was a tear jerker so be forewarned you might need a kleenex!

Outsourcing is a great thing as a business owner. It frees up our time to work on bigger and better things. But don’t forget there are some things you shouldn’t outsource! This post by Leesa Barnes titled Why You Should Never Outsource Your Social Media Tasks & What You Should Delegate Instead is a great read!

Have you ever thought of social media being like survivor? Probably not. Jessica over at Jessica Knows created an interesting post why she thinks social media is like survivor.

WAHM Link Love 2-6-09

February 6, 2009 - Leave a Response

If you have a service based business I’m sure you can think off the top of your head one of your biggest mistakes. Over at Grow Your VA Biz she would like to hear from Virtual Assistants about their biggest mistake!

Over at Internet Marketing Sweetie Alice provided her readers with a great question. She wants to know what is it about your actual business that is keeping you from your ideal business. Too many projects? Doing task you hate? Head on over and leave her your answer.

I’m sure we all could use an extra $400 a week. Have you ever stopped and thought about how to break that down? Take a look at sell twenty things to twenty people and suddenly an extra $400 doesn’t seem so difficult.

Action breeds success! In other words what that means is that only through action will anything happen for you. That seems like a no brainer but all too often so many people miss this because they don’t take any action. This was a great post by Sandy over at Being a Work at Home Mom (WAHM) is a 24/7 Job.

Is the computer distracting you? This post starts off with a really cute poem but finishes with a tip that you can use to not let the computer be a distraction.

It may seem like having contact information on your blog is common knowledge but sometimes you’ll come across a blog and you want to contact them but can’t because there’s no info available to you. Make sure you are accessible to your readers!

Probably one of the hardest things for people to do when it comes to their business is marketing and spreading the word. Vera says it’s time to toot your own horn & spread the word!

Going along with what I posted above (tooting your own horn & spreading the word about your business) social media is one of the top ways to spread the word about your business and market yourself. But is there such a thing as social media overkill?

WAHM Link Love 1-24-09

January 26, 2009 - 2 Responses

We all have to work hard on marketing our businesses. Don’t forget that places like Facebook can make great marketing tools as well. Check out this post Facebook: The Great Marketing Opportunity where she shares tips from start-up to maintenance of a profile.

Have You Written An Article Yet? If you need to be reminded yet again as to why article marketing is important you don’t want to miss this post.

Organizing is an issue that a lot of us face. As a service provider it’s important to stay on top of projects so that things are being completed. Sometimes it’s hard to track projects in a regular planner. Val Selby gives a quick review of this online organizing program.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn some extra income. There’s a difference between being ambitious and pushy. You don’t want to appear pushy because it’s not going to work but being ambitious is a trait you’ll need to have to get items in front of your readers and to start making some sales. So beware and don’t become a pushy affiliate marketer.

Don’t be an Internet Marketing Magpie. This was a great read. It’s a CBC (cross blog conversation) going on over at Wahm 2.0 between Kelly McCausey and Reba Collins. The question that Kelly answers from Reba is 3. What was it that allowed you to tell yourself, “I know enough about internet marketing to teach others how to do it.”

This post, Let Go of Your Inner Control Freak was a great read. It’s about how to let go of that inner control when it comes to social media marketing. At first glance I didn’t think the post had much to offer myself but once I started reading it pulled me in and I was intrigued.

WAHM Link Love 1-16-09

January 16, 2009 - Leave a Response

Do you sell advertising on your site? Do you have trouble keeping track of when an ad should be deactivated? If so check out this post over at Profitable Mommy Blogging about OIO Publisher.

Totallyher.com is putting on a pretty special event on Tuesday the 20th. It’s all about a bad day. A B.A.D (Business Advice Day) that is. 13 business women have been invited to participate in the event that goes from 10am to 5:30pm EST. Business Advice Day also shares the day of the Presedential Inaguaration so there will be a break for that.

Here’s a special post just for Virtual Assistants. Have you ever considered marketing your VA services on Craigslist?

Do you need a breakthrough? From something as simple as a mild case of the blues to something like being stuck with a business idea. No matter what you’re stuck in you must do in order to breakthrough!

You’ve heard of the time out chair well what about the thinking chair?  At some point we all need to ‘unplug’ and step away from the computer for a bit.

PLR works great for creating content, we all know that. But did you ever stop and think that PLR works great for blogs too?

Can All Businesses Benefit from Online Marketing Strategies? According to The Edgy Entrepreneur Jean Ann she says yes because because the Internet offers a ton of possibilities.

This is kind of just a for fun link but if you love Twitter (and who doesn’t? LOL) you should check out Arika’s post about Twitter Buttons. She found a site with lots of cute follow me buttons.

WAHM Link Love 1-6-09

January 8, 2009 - One Response

Alice over at Internet Marketing Sweetie wrote a post after seeing a TV commercial for snow tires. The commercial made her begin to wonder about target markets and poses a question to her readers – do you adjust for your target?

The beginning of a new year always brings about the setting of resolutions or goals. This post talks about two things that you can do to in 2009 to make your business soar.

Who doesn’t want to succeed in business? Success is something we all strive for. This may sound strange to say but in order to succeed you need to treat your business like a business.

If you have a mailing list this post is for you and you will probably be able to relate to what Kelly has to say about The Issue of Mailing List Freebie Seekers!

Marketing your business online can be a a bit overwhelming. Jean over at The Edgy Entrepreneur wrote a great post all about using the internet to market your business.

Women are making huge strides in the business world. This article is all about women entrepreneurs.

Start the year off right – if your home office needs some rearranging check out what Brandie, The Home Office Organizer, has to say about floor plans matter: rearranging your home office. I bet you’ll feel inspired after reading her post.

WAHM Link Love 12/15/08

December 15, 2008 - Leave a Response

Do you use Twitter as a marketing tool? Don’t let it make you lazy!

Looking for ways to drive traffic back to your blog? Check out 7 ways to leave comments and drive traffic back to your blog.

Dr. Daisy Sutherland was interviewed for Profitable Mommy Blogging. She talks about her blogging experiences and how she plans to build a membership site around her blogging community.

Marie over at Mommy Community answers the question can you really save money on groceries by buying less?

Hashtags seem to be the latest buzz on Twitter. Learn how to become a trending topic on Twitter by using hashtags?

Blogging. We do it for fun. We do it for profit. It can be time consuming but don’t let blogging turn you into a zombie.

Are you looking to market to moms? Here’s a free report for you.

WAHM Link Love for December 4, 2008

December 5, 2008 - Leave a Response

Are you looking for ways to market your blog? Jessica walks you through 15 days of marketing your blog. Definitely worth the read!

While on the topic of blogs check out Nicole Dean’s 27 ways to get your blog readers to comment. After all what blog owner doesn’t like to see reader comments?

Head on over to Wahm 2.0. The quest for the Top Ten Wahm Blogs continues. Voting has been extended until December 14th so head on over and cast your vote.

Would you like to learn how to write and send press releases? Crissy from Indie Biz Chicks will be holding an online class to teach you how to do it.

Saving money seems to be a hot topic lately especially with the economy the way it is today. Carrie’s article on Cheap Eats provides some tips on ways to save on groceries and also a few recipes.

Do you have a business related Christmas wish? Kelly at Wahm Talk Radio loves to fill stockings every year. Stop by and leave your Christmas Wish as long as it pertains to business.

We all want to take our business to the next level. Here’s a great article with 23 Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level.