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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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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Your online business is likely costing you money (and shouldn't!)

Your online business is very likely costing you more money than it should! This bonus episode is from a Facebook live I did that has lots of links and info. in it to save you money!

 In this week's episode:

  • What are you yearly, monthly and daily business expenses?
  • Can you write off more business expenses on your yearly tax return? (Consult your local CPA for info that applies to your business and your state)
  • Are your subscriptions costing you more money because you pay monthly instead of one yearly fee?
  • Do you suffer from "SOS?" (details in the episode)
  • What's the purpose of your business? Your mission?
  • Who is your ICA? 
  • To learn how to niche down more on your target audience, let's chat: bit.ly/talktobonnie
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  • Top Cash Back
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Easily Increasing Online Sales During Tough Times

You may be surprised by what you hear in today's episode--and it's exactly what to do to increase your online sales NOW.

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In this week's episode:

  • After analyzing the online landscape as a consumer and a producer since the start of Covid-19 (March 2020), I have noticed several trends in terms of what is working right now in online sales.
  • "Producer" means someone who is selling products, programs, or services.
  • "Consumer" means the person buying.
  • It is 100% appropriate to sell anything at anytime you want to; however, if you do not feel comfortable about sales at a particular time, you will likely not experience the level of sales you'd like.
  • Your "list" typically means people who have already signed up to receive emails from you--they are on your email list.
  • If you click on the blue button at this link and enter your email...
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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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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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Are you wasting your time on Facebook, Instagram. Twitter or LinkedIn?

Not all social media platforms are created equal and it's important to understand which ones are right for your brand and your business. This week's episode comes from a live broadcast that I did on my Facebook profile and on one of my Instagram business accounts.

In this week's episode:

  • I referred to this report from Sprout Social in this episode.
  • The report above details where brands are planning on spending their time and social media dollars vs where consumers are planning to spend their time and dollars on social media.
  • Facebook STILL wins. Every time.
  • LinkedIn is "B ---> B" (Business to Business)
  • The fastest way to find out what's going on in the world is Twitter.
  • The fastest way to gain the attention of a brand is to shout them out (particularly in a complaint) on Twitter.
  • The fastest way to gain the attention of an influencer or a brand on Instagram is to shout them out on your instastories.
  • LinkedIn is a fabulous way to connect with other business owners and find joint...
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Repurposing audiograms and Instagram (or Facebook) stories in multiple ways

Why use your great content marketing pieces once? Learn to easily use one piece of content (like audiograms or Instagram and Facebook stories) in multiple ways.

 In this week's episode:

  • In Episode 10, I mention 25 ways to repurpose one podcast episode.
  • You can easily repurpose an audiogram or Instagram (or Facebook) story, as well.
  • You can automatically have your Instastories appear on Facebook (I detail how to do this in the episode)
  • Facebook is also experimenting with automatically having Facebook stories appear on Instagram. 
  • Adding an intro and outro to an instastory can dramatically change that social media story into a great piece of video marketing content for an email or future opt in to build your email list.
  • This same piece of content can be used in a multitude of other ways, too (these are listed in the episode).

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Hashtags and more to reach your audience on social media

Social Media is FREE advertising and a great way to serve your audience. Here are two more ways to effectively do that.

 In this week's episode:

  • You should put at least two hashtags on each social media post and on every social media platform.
  • Instagram feed posts can have up to 30 hashtags.
  • Use one uniquely branded hashtag and one relevant (topical) hashtag.
  • You cannot own a hashtag, but you can dominate them.
  • Put #businessfabulous in the search of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • It's really important to try new things like STORIES on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Instagram users go to stories first!
  • Check my these episodes for Instagram stories Info: here here here here 
  • It's really important to test out your hashtags and try new ones and then test again!

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