5 Things that will never make the difference in your online business and the #1 thing that entrepreneurs get wrong

Entrepreneurs and online business owners often spend so much time worrying about the wrong things. Here are five things that will not make the difference in your business and the #1 thing entrepreneurs get wrong.

  • Entrepreneurs and online business owners often worry about the wrong the wrong things.
  • The five things I see them worry about and focus way too much time on are: A logo, A uniquely coded website, A fancy DSLR camera for livestreaming or capturing the perfect images for your blog posts, A certain online course.
  • Every business should have a website--including those in Direct Sales, MLM , Network Marketing.
  • Target audience and ICA are NOT the same thing! (I spend a great deal of time discussing what each of these is in the episode.
  • You cannot have a bunch of ICAs.
  • It's crucial that your marketing and messaging remain consistent so that you consistently attract your target audience online.
  • When you attract outliers, it's because your communication has been inconsistent.
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Excuses, Rabbit Holes, and Resistance and WHY your online course or program won't sell

It's simple...but not easy. Your business isn't growing the way you'd like, you're not making the sales you want and here's the reason.

In this week's episode:

  • It's not that hard to create an online course or program, but what IS difficult is the marketing so it actually sells!
  • You must have the correct messaging for your audience.
  • You've got to know WHAT to say to them!
  • It's not you, it's not your product, program or service...it's the communication.
  • You must have the correct messaging and marketing for that particular course or program in order for that course or program to sell.
  • When there is a breakdown in your online communication, the sales stop...or never begin.
  • You very likely have a pretty good idea of who your audience is, but if you can't effectively communicate with them, the sales won't happen.
  • NO ONE is a "born salesperson."
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Strategic Storytelling and How It Grows Your Online Business

Strategic Storytelling is key to growing a successful online business. Find out what it is, how to do it, and how it is a game changer. 

In this week's episode:

  • This episode is UNEDITED. (I've never published an unedited podcast episode--I'm apologizing in case it's obvious...
  • You've got to "tell your story" when you market, whenever you sell.
  • Everyone likes to hear stories!
  • I mention the Calm app. I use it to fall asleep--it's really good!
  • You must ignite emotions in order to sell!
  • People act, click, purchase from emotions.
  • REALLY knowing your "people" (ideal client avatar and target audience) are is key to being able to sell.
  • People purchase from having their emotions ignited and their WANTS--not needs.
  • You NEVER need to be "salesy" in order to sell, but you do need to tell your story to sell.
  • You simply need to tell your audience how you do what YOU do and the transformation they can go through by doing this, too.
  • You've got to reach people (communicate with them) in ways...
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How to reach your online audience so they can really hear your message

You have a lot of valuable information to share with your audience, but are they really able to hear you? Find out how to reach the right people online!

In this week's episode:

  • The social media environment is a very noisy place and it can be difficult to be noticed,  seen, heard and remembered over all of that noise.
  • You want to be a "scroll stopper!"
  • How can you set yourself apart from everyone else talking about (or selling) what you are on social media?
  • You must know your target audience and it's NOT everyone anywhere.
  • Your audience is actually a very specific group of people "living" online in particular places. (I give examples of this in the episode.)
  • Your audience may not be hanging out on social media very much at all--you must know the demographics of your target audience to know this.
  • You must know your ICA (Ideal Client Avatar before you can know your target audience.
  • Sometimes you will attract outliers (people outside of your target audience), and that's okay, but...
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Imposter Syndrome, FOMO, and growing an online business

Every entrepreneur suffers from imposter syndrome and FOMO more than once. Discover what you can do about it in episode 60 of Business Fabulous.

  • All entrepreneurs suffer from Imposter Syndrome and FOMO--more than once during the lifetime of their businesses. 
  • I explain Imposter Syndrome and FOMO in the episode.
  • Everyone begins somewhere and the most successful people did not get where they are now immediately or without failure.
  • I discuss my own struggles with Imposter Syndrome and FOMO during the episode.
  • I give examples of what you can do to successfully deal with both Imposter Syndrome and FOMO.

Mentioned in the episode:

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When smart people do stupid things on social media

We all do it. Give yourself a break, and here are some other helpful strategies.

In this week's episode:

  • Even though I still can't notice a foul most of the time, I love watching basketball. You'll hear why in the episode.
  • I didn't allow myself to watch any basketball games for almost three years.
  • This was a very stupid move on my part...I explain why I did it in the episode.
  • I watched basketball highlights for over an hour the other day for the first time in a long time.
  • But I wasn't ready to do it before...
  • I provide strategies on what to do personally and professionally when you do stupid things on social media in the episode.
  • Most of your social media posts are NOT being seen right now. Grab a spot in my social media series here.

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Social media strategies that work to increase listens, views, likes and shares

Simply being on the social media platform isn't enough...learn easy and effective strategies to increase listens, views, likes, and shares on social media.

In this week's episode:

  • The question I get asked all the time is WHERE...? Where to be on social media, Where to promote your podcast, video, business, etc,
  • The actual location doesn't matter--as long as it's where your people are!
  • You must know the demographics of your audience on and off of social media.
  • Google "social media demographics 2020" for this year's general demographics on each social media platform.
  • Look at social media metrics on each of your social media platforms to determine your exact demographics there.
  • I have a very different audience on each of my three Instagram accounts: @bonnie.frank, @thevisibilityexpert, @businessfabulouspodcast
  • Google Analytics (It's free and easy to install) will show you exactly who comes to your website, who they are, where they come from, their activity on your site, etc.
  • I...
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Aren't sure what to say or do on social media right now?

It is a very confusing and ever-changing world right now and many people are looking for guidance on how to navigate social media. This episode is my ideas and opinions.

This episode was taken from a live broadcast on Facebook that was simulcasted (broadcasted in multiple places at the same time) in five different places and immediately received loads of views organically and was watched lives in multiple countries.

In this week's episode:

  • It's completely understandable (and normal) if you're unsure about what to do or say on social media right now. Be gentle with yourself. 
  • There are many perspectives all over social media right now in terms of social justice, Black Lives Matter, race relations, and more.
  • There's a lot of live broadcasts right now, too.
  • People online are choosing to do many different things right now, and it can be confusing as to what YOU should be doing.
  • Some people are exploiting the movement and hashtag #blacklivesmatter to sell more of their own...
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More ways to boost engagement on Facebook live broadcasts

Adding to the engagement strategies for live broadcasts from episode 53, I provide even more strategies and give loads of engagement examples from my own life.

In this week's episode:

  • By following all of the steps laid out in this episode, I've already organically gotten hundreds of views, likes, loves, comments, and shares from one Facebook live broadcast that I repurposed into two podcast episodes--this episode and episode 54.
  • Your title MUST be compelling!
  • You need to draw your audience in.
  • Use hashtags EVERYWHERE (on every platform) on social media. (I provide the number of hashtags to use on specific platforms in the episode.)
  • You should be using relevant hashtags as well as uniquely branded hashtags
  • Try the AMI Headline Analyzer to see if your titles/headlines are using strong marketing and/or emotive words.
  • You cannot own a hashtag, but you can dominate them.
  • On Instagram, you should be using a variety of growth and content hashtags.
  • You need to...
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Boosting engagement on Facebook live broadcasts

There are loads of EASY ways to boost your online engagement in all of your live broadcasts! Learn all of them and hear Bonnie's answers to questions from the live audience!

In this week's episode:

  • By following all of the steps laid out in this episode, I've already organically gotten hundreds of views, likes, loves, comments, and shares from one Facebook live broadcast that I repurposed into two podcast episodes--this episode and episode 54.
  • Social media is frustrating and the rules and platforms and algorithms are ever-changing...that's EXACTLY why I teach what to do to get organic traffic despite any algorithm!
  • It's really helpful to give your audience a heads-up about your live broadcasts (I detail several ways I did this in the episode).
  • I used Streamyard for this (and many) of my live broadcasts.
  • You're not as visible online as you think you are--don't assume that your audience knows what you're up to
  • Behind the Scenes (#BTS) is a great way to let people know (I give loads...
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