Resources & Freebies
Great resources and references to help you succeed
I love Nancy Juetten and her Bye-Bye Boring Bio PLUS! program. I found what I could do for others became a big headache and stumbling block for me…when I tried to improve my own bios! Go Figure!
Instead of remaining stuck, I put Nancy’s easy to follow advice to work. Not only did my own bios…and how I marketed myself improve immediately…so did my clients who also took Nancy’s advice.
Curious about improving your bio right now? Click Here!
What do you do when you want to put together a terrific press kit and make it easily available to those who want to hire you for speaking engagements and more?
Here’s what I’m using now to create My Own Press Kit online.
Back when I was advertising account executive selling newspaper and then Yellow Page advertising, my cubicles were models of organization and efficiency. I developed an inexpensive, simple, yet super effective method for keeping track of all my leads, warm and hot prospect, as well as active clients. Anyone could easily find, retrieve and replace any needed lead sheet or client folder in my area whether or not I was there.
When I left the corporate world to go back in business full-time for myself, I made the mistake of thinking I’d be to maintain a home office just as neat and effective. Boy was I wrong. Somewhere between trying to do everything myself in the beginning and having multiple diverse projects on-going concurrently, I lost my organizational focus and my office became an increasingly cluttered and time-sucking mess.
It wasn’t long before I realized that streamlining and systemizing as much of the administration tasks as possible would really help me tame both the paper and digital files I knew I needed to keep. Investing in Tracey Lawton’s Easy Office Organization program was worth every penny I shelled out … which, frankly, didn’t seem all that much when I calculated the difference between printing out each digital lesson myself or buying the binder format, filled with printouts of all the lessons, plus a CD with digital files of templates that I could tweak as needed.
Whichever format suits you best, Tracey’s program is one you’ll refer to over and over.
Check out Tracey’s free ezine here: Office Organization Success Ezine
Or click the Easy Office Organization image to learn more about Tracey’s step-by-step program that will help you reduce clutter, tame those paper piles, create easy to maintain files so you can concentrate on what you do best to make your business thrive.
Don’t send an amateur (you) to fight cyber gremlins
What do you do on those days when the cyber gremlins start messing with your sanity? An upgrade goes funky. That latest plug-in has “easy to follow settings” even your 12 year old can’t figure out. You want to tweak your design but can’t quite figure out how. It’s time to …
Send in a pro
When someone asks me what I recommend when it comes to websites there’s only one type I recommend anymore: WordPress.
If you’re just sharing your thoughts and haven’t any need or desire to sell a product or service, then it’s fine to go with the completely free options offered at WordPress.com.
However, if you’re building a business then you need more flexible (still Free) version at WordPress.org.
Next you can choose to get along with a freebie theme, even one of the two default themes that come with your WordPress download. And, if you know you’re way around HTML and CSS, then you can take a stab at creating a child theme and tweaking your site on your own.
Yet, a premium theme is really what I suggest you spend a little money on. There are several popular premium themes available, I just happened to have started with Thesis and continue to use it version 1.8.5 for several of my sites. I’m not a code expert, but I’m no rank beginner anymore either. With the help of some friends who ARE pros and generous with their advice, couple premium plug-ins, plus free help and tech advice around the web, in particular the excellent DIYthemes forum, I’ve done alright.
See for yourself the vanilla bland out-of-the-box look you start with in Thesis plus some of the amazing tweaks you can quite easily do. Check it out here:
I’m also a huge fan of the Genesis framework, plus many child themes available from StudioPress. I’ll be using it on several new sites for clients. Click here to check it out or click the banner below.