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How to kick the “I’m just not good at that technical stuff” blues

This is a Guest Post by Catherine Caine I once worked in technical support for a webhosting company, supporting 200,000 small business customers over the phone. I learnt a lot. I learnt how to configure every email program ever. I learnt how websites work. I learnt...

Are You a Delusional Work at Home Mum?

A few days ago I was reading a post of Jonathon Fields on ‘The Four Delusions of Entrepreneurs’. It’s very interesting reading and relates well to us as Work at Home Moms. In his post Jonathon discusses the four reasons why most entrepreneurs leave the security of...

Digital Marketing

11 Steps to Great Customer Testimonials

11 Steps to Great Customer Testimonials

I’m in the process of collecting customer testimonials to use on my website and I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned in the process.  For work at home mom businesses, collecting a range of business testimonials are particularly important as they give your...

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A Pity Party and Bad News about Blogging

A Pity Party and Bad News about Blogging

Hubby brought this cartoon home from work several weeks ago.  I had intended to post it earlier with quite a few LOL and HA HA HA’s  and ROFL, but never quite got around to it. Lately though, I’ve been feeling both sides of this.  The Darling Daughter, 12yo, has been...

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FaceBook changes – Privacy issues and Fanpages

FaceBook changes – Privacy issues and Fanpages

There’s a lot of vitriol and angst flying around the blogosphere and social networking sites lately over FaceBook’s recent changes.  Lets have a look at the two major changes: Community Pages – there goes your privacy Have a read of this first: FaceBook Further...

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Business Strategy

The Amazing Workshop That Got Us Started On The Internet!

How would you like to see the workshop that got us started on the Internet, and was the catalyst for creating a million dollar business? Sometimes it's hard to believe how far we have come in the last 3 years - as it was just 3 years ago that we were sitting in Andrew...

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Web Business Ideas for Women

Web business ideas have been sprouting like mushrooms in this modern world.  And unlike the typical setting of the corporate world, more and more women have found their success in their own niche of web business ideas.  Just like any type of business, a web business...

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Top 3 Kitchen Jobs From Home For Moms

When it comes to jobs from home for moms there are plenty of ideas that are potentially profitable just by staying in the four corners of the house.  When a married woman chooses to stay at home it doesn’t necessarily mean she is your typical housewife. Looking after...

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Identifying Top Business Ideas for Stay At Home Moms

More and more stay at home mothers are looking for hobbies and social groups to help them break out of the domestic routine, thus turning to the search for some of the top business ideas the internet has to offer. Others are searching for top business ideas to get...

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Top 5 Work From Home Business Ideas

Not just another spun article about working from home, this Top 5 Work From Home Business Ideas List is created from real world experience and may surprise you! I know that there are lots of articles supposedly ranking the best work from home business ideas, but in...

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Business Foundations

 

How you train your customers. Do you even know you’re doing it?

How you train your customers. Do you even know you’re doing it?

This article looks at how you inadvertently train your customers. Believe it or not, you are training your customers more than you realise.  Every time you do something in your business you train or reinforce your previous training in your customer’s minds. This can...

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Why your customers don’t pay – and what to do about it

Why your customers don’t pay – and what to do about it

I was in a recent discussion on FaceBook about how to get customers to pay for items.  The majority of people in the discussion had experienced customers buying goods from them, and months later still hadn’t been paid.  The discussion was around how many invoices you...

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Business Plan and Marketing Plan – what’s the difference?

Business Plan and Marketing Plan – what’s the difference?

The lovely Neil from Milk Relief Soap recently asked me this great question: “What’s the difference between a business plan, and a marketing plan?” I see a lot of people getting caught up in this, and often their business plan is actually more of a marketing plan. The...

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How to Think About Business Expenditure

How to Think About Business Expenditure

A client recently asked me the following question about business expenditure, and I’m reprinting it (expanded a little from my original email answer) here with her permission. This is an issue that we ALL have to deal with – “How much should I invest into different...

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Why a Business Plan Will Save Your A$$

To learn why a business plan will always save your a$$, let’s first go on a holiday! Read on... Picture this: It’s a Saturday and you’re enjoying a peaceful sleep in (you know, those things you had before you had kids).  And your darling hubby bursts into the room and...

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Marketing

What Do You Do? The Un-Meme IttyBiz style

What Do You Do? The Un-Meme IttyBiz style

Last week I had a live workshop on Target Market for Work At Home Mums to give in Melbourne which we combined with a holiday to the in-laws.  School holiday time, that time of the year when we need to speak to the Accountant whose office is over 800km from us (don’t...

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The Clean Shower Guide to Marketing

The Clean Shower Guide to Marketing

This one of my favourite posts that was originally published early last year.  Now updated and edited to be even more good-er.  Enjoy! I was cleaning the shower the other day.  This is something I do regularly.  Once a year is regular, right? Just kidding – I clean it...

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How not to receive feedback

As I mentioned in yesterday's post I’d sent the business owner a message to say that I hadn’t appreciated the hard sell etc, and by the way, where had she gotten my contact details from? (my phone number isn’t on the website).  I was polite, just very clear that I...

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How to screw up a cold call and lose customers

We all need to market and sell our stuff, right? That’s the whole point of being in business. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to sell. Sell something the right way and the person is happy they dealt with you and everyone is pleased by the whole transaction....

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So What Do I Do With My Newsletter/Autoresponder Now?

Yesterday we looked at why you need a Newsletter list and where to get one set up. Today we’re looking at how to use it. Ok, I have an autoresponder, now what do I do with it? That’s easy: 1. You get subscribers to sign up to your list; and 2. You email them. Finding...

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Why Do I Need a Newsletter List Anyway?

Over the last few weeks I’ve has several discussions with coaching clients regarding email lists, why they need them, how to collect names and how to use the list. I’ve written about newsletter lists before, in The Money’s in Your Newsletter List and a guest post at...

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Features or Benefits – Which One are You Selling?

Features or Benefits – Which One are You Selling?

What are you selling?  A product or a solution? Why should your customers buy your product from you?  Why would they buy your more expensive product or service rather than the cheaper one from that other store? The answer might surprise you. It’s not about the product...

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How to Write Copy That Keeps Readers Attention

This is the second of three guest posts brought to you by Marc Pieniazek of Welsh Scribe. This is the second post in a 3-part series. The previous post looked at writing headlines that attract attention and enticed readers to continue reading. In this post we'll take...

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