We are super excited about our 8th Annual Women’s Conference in San Diego, CA. This year it is on Saturday, March 9th…from 9am to 4pm celebrating the Power of Friendship. We’d love for you to join us. All of the details are at www.ThePowerofFriendshipConference.com. Bring your friends and come to the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University for a day of fun, music, inspirational speakers and FRIENDS!
Today on our radio program (www.TheWay4Today.com), Tonilee and I interviewed the CEO of oDesk.com, the world’s largest online employer. It was a very cool and amazing opportunity to speak with Gary Swart and hear his story. www.oDesk.com currently has over 1.2 million contractors across the world. Basically, there is nothing you cannot do in business today. The resources are astounding, from your own call center to a personal assistant to an app developer…all handled online.
2013 should be your break out year for success and prosperity. I know it’s time to see goals achieved and dreams realized. Are you ready? Media 4 Women is ready and making big plans. But, as we plan our goals for the new year, we also continue our mission to help others as entrepreneurs. Teaching, training and providing tools and resources to help those who want to be their own boss and control their own financial destiny are the motivations behind our services. From websites to social media to online marketing, the Internet is the future of most every type of business. Love it or hate it…we cannot escape it.
I’m kicking off the new year with a new seminar on Saturday, January 26th. The details are at www.Media4Women.com/seminars. The most important thing I have learned in working online is to not quit, keep at it and the rewards will come.
Here are my top 5 tips for online and social media success:
- Think about and plan what you want to communicate; what you do; your mission; your services; etc.
- Engage and communicate authentically. Be real. Be honest. Be genuine.
- Select your social media sites and use them consistently. Build relationships and develop trust with your audience by staying in touch with quality information on the same sites.
- Promote others’ businesses, organizations, events, etc. Be selfless and willing to network without being competitive. The returns in the long run are greater.
- Use the Internet and social media for good. Be positive in your communication and establish a solid quality reputation. Negativity and criticism should be avoided in online and social media postings. Choose your words wisely.
Make it a great year in 2013! Let us know if we can help. www.Media4Women.com
I recently spoke at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Phoenix, AZ on the topic of How to Start Your Own Business with Zero Investment. I was surprised at the response and number of people (men and women) who wanted to know more information about how to start a business…online. My whole presentation/talk involved using the Internet to “make money” or even start a new business. Can it really be done? Can anyone at any time really learn how to make money using the Internet? It seems so foreign to most of us. We’ve been spammed, scammed and scared to death to trust this online exposure. But, should we stop trying or figure out how to make it work. I am a big believer in making it work. I am living proof that it can be done.
I have spent the past few years learning how to be successful as an “online entrepreneur“. Some have coined the phrase…”internetpreneur.” I had to learn the facts and fiction of SEO, Google, keywords, and anything to do with online marketing. I had to try and fail; keep trying until I succeed. What works; what doesn’t work. I have become an avid student of the Internet and its intricacies. I am also believer in cutting to the chase. I hate to waste people’s time and money. I hate the idea of trying to sell some “slick” get rich quick program, of which I have purchased a few over the years. What have I learned through it all? Number one, there is a LOT of money to be made online. We spend on average about 290 million dollars per day. Number two, nothing happens over night or fast. It takes time, hard work, and persistence. Today, it takes a long time for new products to penetrate the marketplace. Number three, you must be willing to LEARN new things, new ways and new tools. The old school is old school. Some of the same principles may apply but the strategies have changed.
In 2009, my business partner Tonilee Adamson and I co-founded this little company called Media 4 Women Enterprises. It’s been a crazy few years. The growth, the potential, the opportunities have been overwhelming. I have over 25 years experience in business. I have an Executive MBA. I have started several new companies. But, everything with Media 4 Women has defied the odds. Growing exponentially in a recession doesn’t make sense. Logically, to me, our success doesn’t make sense either. BUT, I have to acknowledge that the foundation has been based upon the same things I mentioned earlier. Hard work, willingness to learn new ways, ability to change, persistence, risk and patience to keep going, keep moving forward. I also have to acknowledge that at the end of the day, we are “online entrepreneurs”. We work online, all day, every day. We are living proof that becoming an online entrepreneur is a potentially a successful path.
Media 4 Women will be launching a new, innovative Online Entrepreneur Academy in early 2013. This “training” program will be nothing like what is on the market today. It will have one main purpose and goal: to make YOU successful in online business. It is time for us to share what we have learned in a format that can be used by anyone at any level. Our passion at Media 4 Women is to teach and train. We have worked with hundreds of companies and clients over the past few years and we are eager to share the experience with others. Stay tuned for more information coming about the new Online Entrepreneur Academy. There will be something for everyone, if you are willing to learn and are ready for a life change that leads to success.