Increasing online sales during a pandemic without being salesy in your business

It is always acceptable for you to grow your business as long as you follow these four steps.

In this week's episode:

  • It is completely okay and perfectly acceptable to grow your business right now.
  • It is completely okay and perfectly acceptable to take care of yourself, your family and pay your bills right now. 
  • There is never a reason for you to ever feel guilty about doing the things I just mentioned. NEVER.
  • I detail the four simple steps to grow your business and increasing online sales in the episode.

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Stepping out of your comfort zone, branding and podcasting

From the Podfest Expo Hall, Robyn Sayles and I talk all-things stepping out of your comfort zone for success, branding, podcasting and the hilarious way we met!

In this week's episode:

  • Personal branding is your secret weapon!
  • You can go to any podcasting conference without actually having a podcast
  • I started listening to podcast six years before starting my podcast
  • How Robyn and I met and what this can mean for YOU.
  • How Podfest makes everyone feel incredibly welcome.
  • How I was branded coming and going for each day at Podfest
  • "Repetition builds reputation" ~ Robyn Sayles
  • Choosing your brand fonts and colors
  • How improv can help your business and your life
  • Bonnie's plans that didn't work out
  • Why I had to go to Podfest 2019 eight days early
  • Scripting your podcast
  • We all have important messages to share that people need to hear
  • How I came up with the topic for episode 37 of Business Fabulous 
  • When is the right time to...?
  • How I came up with the name for my podcast and created my...
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EASY, proven and FREE strategies to gain online business visibility without ever leaving your home

You don't need to go to major conferences to be visible online and grow your brand! Here are four simple and proven ways to do it, free, without leaving home.

In this week's episode:

  • The number one rule to gaining online visibility is to be where your audience is online. If you're unsure, google "social media demographics" and look at the data for the platforms you enjoy using most. 
  • Facebook has approximately 2.8 billion people, so your audience is likely on there.
  • LinkedIn is all business all the time, so if you have a business you should have a daily presence there. 
  • Use one or two hashtags for each social media post (up to 30 for Instagram), including a branded hashtag and one topical one.
  • You cannot own a hashtag, but you can dominate it.
  • The easiest and fastest way to get noticed by experts or others in your industry is to be a helpful audience member in the chat of livestream broadcasts. I detail many ways to do this in the episode including greeting the host(s),...
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Knowing what to post on social media is easy with these three things

Figuring out the right or best or most-effective-for-your-audience content to post on social media can be overwhelming! Here are three things that will make it easier for you.

In this week's episode:

  • Personal vs Business social media accounts and which one(s) you want as an entrepreneur
  • I explain how to easily change from one type of Instagram account to another type.
  • Evergreen content: What it is, loads of examples, and how much to post
  • Sales content and how much to post
  • Why storytelling is so important for your audience and where you should be telling stories--especially now!

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Sign up for FREE social media help with me on the phone! Head over to bit.ly/talktobonnie and get the help you need to grow your business and/or your podcast!

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Personal and professional success leaves clues for entrepreneurs and online businesses

Personal and professional success will leave clues every day. Discover what some of my online mentors taught me recently. 

In this week's episode:

  • Following people online and actually "studying them" are two very different things and one of these will really help your business grow.
  • Social media copy, image, gifs, wardrobe, how a shot is set up, etc. are some of the things I study on a daily basis.
  • Business lessons and life lessons are all around us all the time. Be open to them!
  • Athletes, business people, children, and artists are some of the people I study online as well as their branding.
  • Athletes are great people for entrepreneurs to study because of their incredible work ethic, their mindset and their success and failure journeys.
  • I detail how Gary Vee's branding is always on point and provide examples.
  • Successful entrepreneurs "sell without selling" by letting their audience in on their life and by being themselves.
  • People buy from you because OF you.
  • The more you are...
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Four things every entrepreneur needs to know to be successful!

If you know these four things, you can be a successful entrepreneur and have a thriving online business.

In this week's episode:

  • You must believe you can! You must have the mindset that you really can accomplish what you want.
  • I discuss the difference between a consumer mindset and the producer mindset and how each affects the entrepreneur.
  • I didn't grow up knowing about entrepreneurship and I was 18 years old before I ever met an entrepreneur.
  • I started my business coaching and consulting business at 49 years old with no encouragement, no training, no encouragement, and no start-up money.
  • Entrepreneurs have positive mindsets and they simply figure it out.
  • You already have all the resources (or the ability to get resources) that you need to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Use Google and YouTube to research what you need to know.
  • I learned to edit podcasts through YouTube video tutorials and asking other podcasters questions.
  • Ask your friends, family, and mentors for help or to the...
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Instagram bots and spam and not depending on just one social media platform

I've noticed a big increase in spam and bots on Instagram stories lately, particularly with polls and quizzes. This week's podcast episode details the ones I found and how to identify them in your social media, as well.

Note: If you're having trouble with Instagram (or any social media platform or Messenger) bots or spam, please reach out to me with a direct message on that social media platform or email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help you! If you can, include a screenshot of the message you were sent.

In this week's episode:

  • There has been a noticeable increase in spam and bots on my Instagram stories lately.
  • Bots and spam are different things. Bots are robots, they are automated replies or messages that you receive on social media and are not coming from an actual person.
  • Spam is unwanted information. It can come in an email, on social media, in your mailbox at home, or anywhere.
  • I detail several accounts that have replied to my Instagram story...
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Three things social media accounts need to attract, compel and covert followers and increase online business sales

There are three crucial things that your social media accounts must have in order to attract, compel and convert your online followers and increase online business sales.

In this week's episode:

  • Your social media profile (both on personal accounts and business accounts!) must have a current profile photo.
  • Your profile does not have to include a professional headshot--but it needs to be professional enough.
  • Lead with whatever you're known for and make sure the info. is current.
  • Make sure that all of your content (text, image, video, livestream, story, etc.) is valuable information that your audience wants.
  • To identify your target audience, feel free to reach out with a DM on social media or email me at [email protected].
  • You must know your Ideal Client Avatar in order to know your target audience.
  • The more you engage on social media, the more you're training the algorithm that you want to see more of that person's content.
  • Poll your audience in a Facebook post or Facebook...
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Being transparent, authentic and sharing too much on social media

We're often told that it's important to be "transparent" and "authentic" online, but how much is too much to share on social media? We answer this and more on this episode of the Business Fabulous podcast.

In this week's episode:

  • Please stop paying attention to what others are doing on social media--it's crazy-making.
  • Take a "social media cleanse" for a reality check to what's truly important.
  • Look at how many minutes/hours you're spending on social media! (Your smartphone will track this.
  • Please don't eat on live video unless eating the food is a food review, etc.--super rude to your viewers.
  • I define transparency and authenticity (they do NOT mean the same thing) online and what this means for your branding. 
  • Why Bonnie's on so many social media platforms.
  • How many social media platforms YOU should be on.
  • Why I get over 27,000 Pinterest views every month.
  • What I do and do not share on social media and why.
  • How I decide what to share and not share on social media
  • What I...
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Goals, gratitude, depression and Next Steps for fabulous online business growth

This episode will help you plan out your future business success through gratitude, goal setting, depression, and more. Get ready to take notes!

In this week's episode:

  • 65% of people set New Year's resolutions
  • According to several research studies, most people abandon their New Year's resolutions by January 19
  • If you really want to achieve your personal and professional goals, you need to write them down (I give examples in the episode).
  • I detail exactly how to easily map out everything you'll do for your business this year in the episode.
  • Keeping a gratitude journal has changed my business and my life.
  • I describe how depression has affected me in the episode.
  • I thoroughly describe the Next Steps mini-course and how it's designed for busy entrepreneurs who need the blueprint for what to do next to jumpstart their business success in the episode.

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