Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing More in Less Time 1

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing More in Less Time

Have you ever sat down to write content for your business, only to…

Get distracted?

Feel overwhelmed?

Get stuck halfway through?

You’re not alone. Writing can be tough, but it’s essential if you want to attract customers and clients.

If you want to know that the next time you write you’ve got tools to stay in the zone until you’re finished, these tips are for you:

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4 Lovable Sales Tips for People Who Hate Selling

4 Lovable Sales Tips for People Who Hate Selling

What image does the idea of selling conjure up in your mind?

Do you think of a pushy car salesman? A sleazy guy selling insurance door to door?

When Daniel Pink, author of the book To Sell Is Human, asked people what word first came up in their mind when he mentioned “sales,” he found that the majority of words were negative.

Smarmy. Slimy. Pushy. Manipulative. Aggressive. Yuck.

Having to sell makes many of us feel queasy.

We fidget. We procrastinate. And we wish we weren’t in business. We wish that someone else would do the selling for us!

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How to Use Social Media for M*!%^*ing

I’m happy to have a guest post from Dave Charest today. Dave helps indie artists market themselves better. He has a way of cutting through the confusion and getting to the essentials when it comes to marketing, so I knew you’d enjoy hearing from him. Let’s make him feel welcome with some comments, shall we? –Pamela

brand marketing is easier with tips from DaveWhoops! Sorry, I used the ugly ‘M’ word.

Yeah, it’s true. So many people have such a disdain for “marketing” that it’s a bit of a curse word these days.

Then come all these social media tools that allow everyone to market all the time. It’s not surprising people have had enough.

But Is It Really Marketing People are Sick Of?

It’s my belief that it’s not marketing, but rather bad marketing that gets under people’s skin. So as you go through the process of sorting out the effect of social media and the Internet on your small business, I’d like to offer you a frame from which to approach your journey.

A frame that allows you to use social media to create marketing that people love. Marketing that people actually want to share. Marketing that works to grow your small business.

Here’s the first question we’ll need to ask…

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Make Your Brand Big for Free!

EDIT: This course is now retired. Thanks for your interest!

Congratulations to Michele Christensen, Cathy Jennings and Zach Hammer, who all won a spot in the Big Brand System course! Thanks to every one of you for your comments.

You want your business marketing to reflect the level of quality and service you offer, but you can’t afford to hire a professional designer or ad agency. Even if you don’t have a marketing budget of tens of thousands of dollars, you know you must have marketing materials that are effective and look great if you want your business to thrive.

Master the Basics with Personalized Help

how to make a brand big with a sneak peek at the Big Brand System course

The Big Brand System is the only online course that teaches small business owners how to successfully design their own marketing materials. Whether you do business online or offline, and whether you sell products or services, the Big Brand System will teach you to create effective marketing materials that get results. Weekly lessons will build your knowledge from the ground up, so you will master the techniques you need to create professional looking marketing materials that work.

As a member of the course, you can get your questions answered on the Big Brand System Forum. I’ll give you the attention you need so you can master the information you’re learning. I’ll share secrets it has taken me 25 years to learn! Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to interact (and network) with other business owners who are working to grow their businesses with great marketing, too.

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