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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This week's challenge:

Needing some "next steps" for your...

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Growing business online visibility, sales and impact with Instagram

When you understand the nuances of Instagram's four distinct parts, you can easily grow your online presence and impact there.

In this week's episode:

  • There are four distinct parts of Instagram: Feed, Live, Stories, IGTV.
  • In order to get the analytics (to see what's working best for your audience) on all of your posts, you must have a business account. I detail how to do this in the episode.
  • Instagram is a hashtag game!
  • You can have up to 30 hashtags in any IG feed post. Any more than that and none of the hashtags will be seen.
  • I provide helpful hashtag tools below! (scroll down to "Mentioned in this episode)
  • The "Swipe Up" feature in the feed is for accounts that have 10,000 followers or more.
  • IGTV videos can be 10 minutes long with less than 10,000 followers and up to an hour in length with 10,000 or more followers.
  • Instagram live broadcasts can be up to one hour long and disappear in 24 hours.
  • Instagram stories (my favorite!) can have video clips of 15 seconds or less per...
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Looking back on 2019: Lessons in Scaling an Online Business, Sales, and Empowerment

2019 was a year of many first for me and some very hard lessons about scaling my online business, sales, and empowerment.

In this week's episode:

  • The past year was the first year I'd ever lived on my own and learned a lot about tax write-offs.
  • I attended and spoke at more conferences in 2019 than ever before.
  • I'm speaking on social media at Podfest 2020.
  • I'm speaking on podcasting at MDMC 2020.
  • I launched two different podcasts this year, Business Fabulous and Work Your Podcast.
  • I also launched my Business Fabulous brand and Business Fabulous Facebook group.
  • I learned a lot about scaling a business, hiring (and firing) a team this year and about operating in my Zone of Genius for optimal success (lots of details in the episode).

Mentioned in this episode:

 This week's challenge:

Looking back on your year and reflecting on the things you've accomplished is...

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Many ways to increase online visibility and grow your business on Facebook

With about 2.5 billion active daily users, Facebook is the most used social media platform available today. If you have a business, it's likely that your customers (or those buying things for them) are on Facebook. Starting off our social media series, this episode is all about Facebook and the many ways you can increase your online visibility there.

In this week's episode:

  • Everything on Facebook begins with your personal account, also known as your "profile.
  • "Friending" people strategically on Facebook allows you to be tagged and tag them in posts on Facebook, easily connect via Messenger and more. 
  • Your business account on Facebook is referred to as your "page."
  • Social media platforms are being abused and utilized as dating apps--do NOT do this!
  • You can post whatever you want on Facebook as long as it doesn't violate the platform's terms of service, but I suggest that everything you post be "brand-friendly." 
  • Your profile and page photos should be different.
  • You can...
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Maximizing your social media posts and platforms to increase online sales

Social media is no longer an option for businesses today. You must have a strong online presence in order to have a successful business. In this week's episode, I provide easy ways to do that.

Have you joined my free Facebook group yet? If you want free, proven strategies to get your audience finding you online and buying from you and really grow your business by leaps and bounds, you want to be here! 

Wanna chat? Grab a free 20-minute Business Breakthrough session here or chat about ways to monetize your podcast here.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you won't miss an episode!

Note: This episode was taken from a Facebook Live broadcast.

In this weeks' episode: 

  • Business Fabulous podcast topics = Social media, marketing, and increasing online visibility to grow your business
  • Work Your podcast topics = the intersection of podcasting. We choose a different topic each week and discuss it fro those two points of view.
  • Business...
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Gratitude and who's in charge of your online business?

Who's actually in charge of your business? Sometimes that answer is unclear for entrepreneurs as they make their way through the overwhelm of decision making and business growth. This week's episode of Business Fabulous helps make that process easier.

Have you joined my free Facebook group yet? If you want free, proven strategies to get your audience finding you online and buying from you and really grow your business by leaps and bounds, you want to be here! 

Wanna chat? Grab a free 20-minute Business Breakthrough session here or chat about ways to monetize your podcast here.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you won't miss an episode!

Note: This episode was taken from a Facebook Live broadcast.

In this weeks' episode: 

  •  Dec. 2019 Gratitude Challenge
  • I begin each gratitude journal entry with the same three words, "I'm grateful for"
  • There is no one right way to do journal writing. I detail how I do my morning gratitude journal...
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