• Blogging,  Business,  Email Marketing,  internet marketing,  SEO

    5 Reasons Why You Need To Care About Site Speed

    You work your butt off hammering out content on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis. You tweet, you post, you share, you submit your posts to social bookmarking sites… you beg and plead for people to open up your well-thought-out headlines. (Pimping yourself out every single way you know how). And here you are. Stuck. It’s like no matter how hard you try, you are at this seemingly insurmountable plateau. Your visitors per day have either stayed the same or dropped off, you can’t pay anyone to join your email list, and your sales? Well, it’s obvious what’s happened to them. And you are left scratching your head with one hand,…

  • Copywriting,  internet marketing,  SEO

    The Quiet Art Of Lead Conversion AKA How To Get More Sales

    The term lead conversion is just a fancy way of saying “get more sales” and in the end, that’s what every website owner wants. (If you hold tight, I’m going to tell you exactly how you can increase your conversion rates and get more sales). I mean, you haven’t worked your ass off all this time just to have traffic that doesn’t convert did you? (Please God say no). And please don’t tell me you’re in it for the followers… (crickets chirp) No, I know that I am talking to sane, rational REAL business owners and the bottom line is if you aren’t converting customers or trying to get more…

  • Blogging,  Business,  internet marketing,  Social Networks

    Building Your Online Presence Got You Down (stressed, overwhelmed, wanting to yell profanities at strangers)? Read This.

    First off. Don’t yell profanities at strangers. It’s just not nice (and I’m a nice girl with nice girl friends, and since you’re reading my blog it’s safe to assume we’re friends).   Secondly, don’t stress about building your online presence. The wrinkles will NOT be worth it (speaking from the experience these crows feet have so graciously bestowed upon me). Building your online presence is like anything in life, it’s not glamorous, requires work, and usually requires you to change (gasp). But it’s worth it DAMMIT! And sometimes putting your effort into something that’s actually worth it will payoff (unlike that night you spent out at the bar). And…

  • Blogging,  Business,  internet marketing

    3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Invest In

    Ditching the 9-5 is amazing. But despite dreams of laid back and easy days that involve you doing whatever you want to do, you soon realize that working for yourself is actually still hard work. (Imagine that) An entrepreneur is born, not created. It takes heart, courage, and work. But those of us who are born for it, can’t help but have the itch to create something beautiful for our lives, and for other’s lives. Before you take the entrepreneur plunge, there are a few things every entrepreneur should know. Do your research and make sure you know what you are getting in to. If you have already taken the…

  • Facebook Ads,  internet marketing,  Social Media,  Social Networks

    How To Maximize Your Social Media Efforts. AKA Getting Results.

    I’m going to tell you how to maximize your social media efforts. Basically, I am going to tell you how to get results from using social media marketing.  Marketing being the keyword. You see, social media emerged and it sort-of leveled the playing field for business owners. Now all of a sudden ordinary people like you and me, can put ourselves and our businesses out there without having to spend a fortune to compete with large corporations. BUT… What people forgot was that social media, although “free” and fairly easy to use, is just a platform from which you can market your business. This means that you have to also…

  • Blogging,  Business,  internet marketing

    How To Be A Better Blogger In 5 Minutes Or Less

    I was going to title this post How Quick Draw McGraw Can Teach You To Be a Better Blogger. Then I realized I don’t really know much about Quick Draw McGraw, and that since I know nothing about him I can’t possibly justify making him the subject of my post claiming to help you be a better blogger. So I scratched it and decided to loose the what I thought was a witty headline, and just give it to you straight from the hip (because everything is better coming from the hip). And make you a HUGE promise that I can make you a better blogger in 5 minutes or…