Tell Me About It Thursday: What’s New At Sass N Frass

It’s been a while since I told you guys something new about Sass N Frass (the boutique I’m a direct sales rep for). Today I’m going to share with you some new items that are on free shipping. These items are available while supplies last. Don’t forget to click on Flash Sales to check out some of the flash sale items. Go to http://www.learnsmallbusiness.sassdt (aff link) today to check out these items and more.

Here are the items that are currently on free shipping.
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Tutorial Tuesday: Getting Your First Writing Client and Then Some

Today’s tutorial is all about how to get your first writing client. Enjoy.

Your first client may be your most important one. They may also be the toughest client to get. As a freelance writer, clients want to see that you have experience. However, if you’re new to freelancing then you may not have any experience to share. It’s a frustrating circle.

The good news is that there are several ways to gain your first client and that valuable experience that you need. Let’s talk about how to get your first clients and then help you step things up and gather even more valuable clients for your business.

Marketing Monday Roundup: 5 Marketing Posts For Small Business Owners

 

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. If no one knows you exist, you won’t make any sales. Here are some blog posts that will give you some ideas to help you market your small business. This is part of an ongoing series I plan to post every week.

8 Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses In 2016

If you do what you’ve always done you’ll get what you’ve always got.
Here are some ideas for you to use to market your business.

8 Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses in 2016

[Deal Alert] Profit To PLR Coupon Code

My last post was about a free guide showing you how you can profit from the private label rights content that is sitting on your hard drive. One of my good friends, Alice Seba, has updated training showing you ways that you can use your private label rights content to generate profits in your business. I even have a coupon code for you to use that will take $30 off of your purchase price. The coupon code is: SAVINGSFROMDEANNA. If you act fast, you will also get an invite to live training about this topic. This bonus is only available until tomorrow night. Here is the link to go check this product out: http://www.learnsmallbusiness.com/plr2profitc

Put that PLR sitting on your hard drive to use. Here’s a free guide showing you how.

If you’re like me, you probably have a gold mine of private label content, also known as PLR, sitting in dropbox or on your hard drive. This content is absolutely worthless to you there. You need to put these articles to use. Here are some tips for you to use this content. At the end of the tips is a link to a free guide with more ideas for you.

1. Use PLR as ideas for blog posts.

Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with something to write about when you are looking at a blank screen. Your PLR articles can serve as a starting point for a fresh article. You could rewrite the article and have a brand new article.

How is Positive Thinking Powerful?

Positive thinking is, obviously, something that can have a great impact on a person. What is hard to understand is why positive thinking is so powerful. That involves taking a good look at how positive thinking works.

Positive thinking works in three different ways. First, it works on you and your general attitude. Second, it works on those around you. Lastly, it has a way of influencing your environment. How exactly positive thinking works on these things is, open for debate, though.

Ways to Make Your Attitude Your Ally

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It has been said that your attitude determines your altitude. In business you certainly need to have a positive attitude if you want to soar to reach your goals. This article will show you ways that you can create a positive attitude that will help you reach the altitude you desire to reach.

In order to get the influence of a positive attitude you have to first learn how to make your attitude your ally. How do you make your attitude your ally?

7 Self-Improvement Tips

As small business owners, you should always be looking for ways to improve yourself. Here are 7 self improvement tips for you to review.

Take Time for You – While you might associate being a better person with doing more for others, the truth is you need to take time for yourself in order to be that better person. If you are burned out and stressed, you will not be a positive contribution to anyone. Taking time out for yourself is not selfish; it gives you the opportunity to refresh your own well being.

Top 5 Marketing Mistakes

The Internet is a vast place of infinite resources, which can be used to your advantage when promoting your online business. But there a lots of mistakes to be made as well – and when you’re eager to get started, it’s easy to fall victim to these and other marketing mishaps.
Not having a target market – This is perhaps the biggest mistake a new business owner can make. You absolutely must know who your market is before you can successfully build your business. If you go into it thinking that you can serve everyone, you will be sadly mistaken, as many owners of failed businesses can tell you. Narrowing down your niche and finding out who can really benefit from your services will make it much easier to create content to meet his or her needs, advertising that speaks to your audience, and other tools to attract visitors to your site.
Following the “Next Big Thing” – There are always going to be new products that promise overnight success, a million dollars in your bank account, and a lifetime of success. Your bank account will suffer if you fall for this, and it won’t do your site any good either. Everything sounds great, but if you allow yourself to get distracted with a new site or hot new product, your traffic will suffer.
Customer overkill – Marketing to your audience is one thing. When you are sending out 10 emails a day each with a different offer or call to action it will most likely turn them off and send them searching for the unsubscribe button. Interacting with your customers is important, but make sure you’re doing more than just making offers.
Poor website design – Your website is your storefront. If it looks bad when customers arrive, they will most likely write you off as someone they don’t want to do business with. You will be projecting an image that you don’t want. Remember, your website design is the first thing people see when they arrive. If you aren’t skilled in design yourself, it would be well worth the money to have someone do it for you, or simply choose one of the hundreds of professionally designed templates available. Many of them are low-cost or even free, so you don’t have to settle for a poorly designed website.
Relying on a single type of marketing – You need to keep an open mind when marketing your business. You may have found one technique – such as blogging – that you like and plan to use over and over again. However, it’s not a good idea to focus all your time and energy on one area. Things change, and what once worked well may stop performing, so it’s a good idea to always be testing out new marketing plans.

Give Credit Where Credit’s Due. It’s Ok To Compliment People You Don’t Like.

memilitantI’m going preface this by saying I am certainly not a member of the Beyhive. Like not at all by any stretch of the imagination. So when Beyonce broke the Internet by releasing her new single ahead of her Super Bowl performance, I put it in my to check out when I had a spare moment file. I saw the halftime show and it was awesome. I rewatched it today so I could really analyze it. I see why certain people were calling the song and her performance racist. It was most certainly not racist at all. It just wasn’t for white people. Sorry, Not sorry. The lyrics in this song are so motivating. “I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making.” What’s racist about that? What’s racist about Beyoncé encouraging other Blacks to do better for themselves financially? One of her “formations” during the Super Bowl performance was a clear shout out to Malcolm X. Don’t believe me? Just watch it again on YouTube. This song was clearly a love letter to Black Americans. Not to mention she’s even proud of her Southern heritage. Now what does this have to do with the title of my post? Well I mentioned that I’m not a Beyoncé fan, right? Even though I’m not a fan, I can still recognize good music when I hear it. I can still go on record and compliment her. Not to mention how brilliant her marketing is. She announced her world tour right when her target market will have disposable cash to spend on tickets. Amidst all of this controversy and attention, I’m sure those tickets will be gone quicker than hot sauce at Popeye’s. If you can’t find something nice to say about someone else unless you like everything they do, that is a sign of immaturity.