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8 Tips for Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn

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If you are not using LinkedIn to grow your business, you are missing out on a huge world of business opportunity.  According to www.statista.com, during the most recently reported quarter, LinkedIn had 467 million members and is consistently growing. Which means this is a huge opportunity to connect with professional people. 

LinkedIn is an amazing and useful business tool, and yet far too often its true value is overlooked. This is by far one of the best tools available so make sure that you take advantage of it. When using any social media platform, think strategy. Especially with LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn works on a referral basis, make certain you build relationships with others so that they may refer you. 

1. Complete your profile – Your profile is at the heart of your online business branding. Your LinkedIn profile will almost always rank very well in a Google search. You want to have a solid profile because first impressions can make or break you. Make sure your profile is completely filled out with no missing information.

2. Connect with all in and out of your profession – You should connect with as many people as you can. Begin with those you know and trust and then you will be able to make recommendations to other users when they are looking for an introduction. If you want to find the opportunities that are out there, you need to keep your communication lines open on LinkedIn. The more connections you make the more you will be able to grow your business and improve your sales.

Treat the janitor with the same respect you treat the CEO.

3. Create a call to action – It is easy to do and so important. You need to create a call to action on your profile. When people arrive and read what you have to say, they’ll feel inspired and much more likely to click through on your links that will take them to your website.

4. Make sure you are compelling – Most LinkedIn profiles will put you to sleep. There They are so boring and show nothing of the personality of the individual. Make your profile interesting and compelling. Tell people who you are, who the people are you help, what you offer for sale in services or products, and anything else that could be important to making you interesting for those that find your profile. Adding videos and other information to show your uniqueness will give you an advantage. 

5. Recommend others and ask for recommendations – Give and you will receive. If you recommend then you will be recommended. When you recommend others without them asking you to do so, they return the favor and this will help to improve your profile and build credibility, which will improve your business profile.

6. Be and stay professional - This is a no brainer. Make certain your profile lives and represents your brand. Don't post anything that is offensive or that would come back to haunt you later on. Remember.. would your grandmother approve?

Know who you are speaking to and engage them in what you are speaking about.

7. Post consistently and connect with your readers - Out of sight is out of mind. Just as with any other social platform, your presence is needed in order to build and grow relationships. Choose to diversify what you post. Motivation, inspiration, information and a little humor can go a long way. 

8. Provide Resources About Your Business - Don't spam the platform or your readers. That's the quickest and easiest way to turn people off. In order to show your knowledge, provide information about things that are going on within your industry. Everything shouldn't be promotional. When the opportunity presents itself, offer something to attract your readers to your email list. Learn more about email marketing with the Email Marketing Success Bundle.

These 8 tips, even though they may seem so common, they are often so missed. The more you pay attention to the specifics, the more you will be able to differentiate yourself and connect with your target market, get referrals and grow your business. Listen LIVE here. 

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

5 Excuses You Tell Yourself That May Be Keeping You From Your Destiny

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Excuses are easy to make and they hold less responsibility. Think about how many you have made over your lifetime. I personally am guilty too. I never really understood how excuses affected my life until one particular day. Instead of making an excuse, I said why not. This was one of the best days I could remember in 2017. If I had made an excuse, I could have lost out on an amazing deal that literally has changed my life moving forward. Making decisions can be tough, especially when you are uncertain of the result. I've learned to be less reserved and more adventurous while making less excuses.

Listed below are some of the excuses that I've heard over the years. More importantly in 2017. I've even made a couple myself.  I bring these to your attention to identify with where you are now and where you hope to be. Mindset is everything and everything is mindset. if you are not careful, your mind will play tricks on you to believe otherwise. You will consistently stay in a state of hoping, wishing and not doing. Get focused now by starting 2018 off right with  The 5 Day Mindset Diet. 

When you are good at making an excuse, it’s hard to excel at anything.
— John L. Mason

1. I don't have any money. The truth is money is available, but you may not be budgeting or spending appropriately. People spend money on things they want, but not necessarily on things they need. When I personally look at some of the things I've spent money on, I get sick to my stomach. Adding it all up, I've could have paid off some debt, taken a trip or invested in some coaching to assist me with making wiser decisions. If saving money is a problem for you, RIZE is a great place to start your savings journey. Out of sight, equals out of mind which equals more money. Interested in investing, check out ACORN

Start making and earning some money...

2. If it's meant for me, it will happen. Well that's not always the case. If you don't respond, how do you know it's not for you. A lack of action leads to nothing happening. "Faith without action is dead." If you are sitting around waiting for that better relationship, that new job, that trip, to start that business or to do whatever. If you are not doing what's necessary for it to happen, it probably never will. 

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3. I ain't never heard of that so it must not be real. Well.. there are a lot of things in the world you will not hear of. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Google makes it easy for us to begin our own research to learn more about what you ain't never heard of. The key is to be open minded and receptive to learning and hearing about new things. A closed mind will never understand that opportunity is free, but a hustle comes with a cost. You either will pay on the front end or the back end. But nevertheless, you will pay. 

There are over 7 billion people in the world, do you know all of them...

4. Who else is doing it? Why does it matter who else is doing it? Does it solidify you doing it? Too many people seek to fit in instead of standing out. Everything is not for everybody. Those who understand opportunity realize that only the ones who have the ability to take risk and respect a challenge are typically the one's who receive the reward.

Excuses are tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.
— Steven Grayhm

5. I'm not good at sales. Shhhhhhh! You don't have to be good to make money! I bet you didn't know that. Not only is it one of the highest paid professions, many sales position don't require formal education. All you need is a hunger, a desire to help people and a winning attitude. 90% of excellent sales people have never read a book, but they know how to sell just about anything.  I've been in some form of sales my whole life too and I tell you what, I've never returned a commission check because it was too small.

The reality is you probably have been selling stuff your whole life and just don't realize it. When you refer someone to a place, offer a suggestion or show someone how to do something, you are selling based on a suggestive or indirect sale and more than likely you are not being compensated for it.  What a bummer!! Every coin chimes and every dollar folds. Your loss and someone else's gain. People get paid daily to refer people to a link, a site or a business. Look at how much money you've been missing referring people and sharing information. Interested in some referral income? Learn more here

In today's society, you must diversify your skills in order to remain competitive.... 

Overall, I truly believe that you have not because you ask not. Changing your life or a situation requires you to not be afraid of the other side. Being open to change is not easy. But on the other hand, don't complain about what you are not willing to change. If you ever need one on one coaching to help you get out of your comfort zone and battle your fears, contact me here for a POWER CALL. Your next level is going to require another level of you. 

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

4 Assets that Require a Consistent Investment

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“If you count all your assets you always show a profit.”

Wilson Mizner

Wise investments pay hefty dividends. Knowing where to place your resources enable you to have more control over your market and have less fear in its volatility. In life, we have more control over things than not. Depending on priorities, we decide which if any, gets attention. Therefore, the decision to be proactive and invest versus reactive and guessing, can enable you to live a more profitable life.

1. Relationships – great connections with people allow you to excel in life. They hold you up when you are down and lift you up as you continue to rise. It nurtures your confidence to have good ones. Good relationships give long life and bad ones can cause disease. Examine who is good for you and who is not. Put each in its perspective and place. Don’t give in to dropping stock, invest in long-term growth. People who are by your side and tell you when you are right and wrong have proven to be great finds. 

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2. Health – Your health is your wealth because without it, you are broke. Poor health robs you of a rich lifestyle. It imprisons you to medication and ultimately affects your entire portfolio and limits your growth. Great investments in eating healthier foods, cutting back on things you know you shouldn’t have and letting go of things that exploit your vessel will optimize your performance across the board. What you eat, you become. Incorporate balance in your diet, exercise, think great thoughts and love the body you are in. Looking to eat your way to healthy? The Power Within a Raw Diet is a great tool to start. 


3. Spirituality – This gives you balance, power and authority. It builds confidence in you and gratefulness in your gifts. It provides fulfillment to hopes and wishes. When you can call on or go to something that is bigger than you, it gives you peace and security to know that things will not only get better, but that you will be alright. Spirituality gives confirmation that greater is HE that is in you than he that is in this world. You not only handle conflict and misfortunes better, you face the battle with understanding that it’s not yours. The 5 Day Mindset Challenge gives you the mindset to put all things that come at us in perspective. 

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4. Income – It’s a survival mechanism, a tool for stability and advancement as well as a means to be a blessing to others. Without it, hardship exist. The more you know about it and how to grow it, the more you will acquire. Income has no limits when strategically planned out. In most instances, you are in control of how many zero’s you add to your life. Save more money here towards your future.

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You are the primary beneficiary to a life full of wealth, including great relationships, excellent health, strong spirituality and increased income. These are your assets that can prove valuable trifold. Your decisions can make or break you in these instances. What you place priority on and give attention to grows exponentially with great investments. 

 

I am Nichelle Womack! As a people building, life transition strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through community speaking engagements, one on one consultation and group/team training. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Learn more about what I do to help you start, market and grow here. Are you social? Connect with me on Instagram for daily inspiration, motivation and information to push you out of your comfort zone.

Until next time, blessings and peace

Nichelle

How to Get More Out of Your 2018

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If you want more out of life, you will have to get more out of yourself. Planning, setting goals and sticking to them will set you apart from someone who makes resolutions versus one who makes a commitment and follows through. 

In order to have your best 2018.. 

1. Live everyday better than the day before. Be in competition with yourself. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. The more you are accountable to you and what you do, the more confident you will become. There's always another opportunity to correct, start over and redo. Be your biggest cheerleader. Clap for yourself and seek less approval. 

2. Opt-in for more happiness and seek greater abundance. Instead of looking at what is wrong or what could go wrong, focus on what could go right. Make a daily commitment to be happy about something. Gain clarity and get better. The more you work on bettering you, the less you will be concerned about the things around you that are not right. A mind focused on abundance can help you strategize this plan. Check out the 5 Day Mindset Challenge to help you get on track. 

3.  Adopt new behaviors that will stretch you. Being stretched breaks the normal aspect of what you are used to. Seek the advantages of trying and doing something new. Your value is greater than your worth. In developing an attitude of gratitude, you will learn that by stretching, you are actually pruning yourself for what is to come. Check out Why You Should Take Your Elevation Seriously. Your next level is not only going to require more of you, but it will require you to make some decisions that will make you uncomfortable. 

4. Explain less and explore more. Most often you never try anything new because you have to answer to someone about why you want to do it. In 2018, become more in control of your destiny. Do you and never apologize for wanting to change, grow or improve. You owe it to yourself and those you love to be the best you can be everyday.

Explaining to people who may doubt you and talk you out of it will only stifle your desired growth. Explore new things and get uncomfortable being comfortable. 

5. Live above your means. Now this is contrary to what society will tell you. But the reality is if you live below your means, you are limiting your potential towards achieving the life you desire.

Nothing in life is free and freedom is an asset. If you want it, it's going to cost you to get it. As a result, you may have to seek additional streams of income in order to make what you want a reality. You must plan accordingly and that includes setting goals that are attainable and those that may be above what you can afford. The more you aim towards your goals, the less attention you will pay to the distractions. You will become focused and determined to achieve a full life versus lack. 

2018 will only be what you decide it to be. Every year comes with challenges. Take each day as it comes and always look at the bright side. Yes.. there is always a bright side to every situation. Know that life is only short if you are not living.

If you want to explore new purpose or direction in your life, consider life coaching. I can be reached here for a one one 15 min consult to assist you with planning an amazing 2018 and beyond. 

Until next time, blessings and peace

Nichelle

5 Things They Forgot to Tell You About an Email List

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When I started my business 25 years ago, email was no where in sight. Our business was acquired through word of mouth and referrals. Business was good back then.

Today, if you don't have an email system or know what it is, you may not only be missing out on a lot of money, but your competitors may be acquiring your customers. Email is the back door to building a solid community of consistent buyers. Business today can be be so much greater. 

If you are interested in building a business that last and remains profitable, these 5 steps will give you a cutting edge on what you need to do to get on the map. 

The first thing you need to do..

1. Build a one on one relationships with people who follow you. There's something to say about a relationship that goes beyond social media. Through email marketing, you can share personal stories that will bridge the gap and draw you in closer to your customers. Not only is this good personally, but financially it can pay off big time. People typically buy from people they trust, respect, like and know. By you popping in their email box on a regular bases, they will get to know you and how you operate. If you need help building a list or understanding how to grow your email list, check out The Email Marketing Success Bundle. 

2. You own your list. It's not on rented space. Since social media is not owned by the content provider, you are at the mercy to their analytics, shutting down the site and blocking you from your account. We all know too well Meerkat, Blab and others who have lost out to the online world. Both sites lost momentum. All of the relationships that were not on email were lost. How horrible is it to build your business then lose it? By the way, are you on my list?

3. Your customers gain a real insight into your business and life. When you are constantly in contact with your clients, share your ups and downs and your struggles. This builds the relationship bond stronger and allows for a personal point of view. 

4. It's the cheapest way to run a business. All you need is an email address and an autoresponder to communicate. As you build your business, you will want to add on other resources as time goes by. The Start, Market & Grow Online Guide is a great nugget of information to get started with the process. 

5. It's the easiest way to monetize. No one goes into to business just to say they are in business. If your goal isn't to make money, perhaps you just have an expensive hobby. Many people earn a serious profit from live streaming, email marketing and just simply showing up consistently online. Business is strategic and making money should be a part of the strategy. 

These 5 tips will not only give your business life, but also should give you a position to remain competitive in an already crowded market. 

Are you ready for business growth? Contact me for a one on one consult and let's put a growth plan together for your business success. 

Are you social? Connect with me on Instagram for tips, inspiration, motivation and information? If you like LIVE, catch me on Periscope

Until next time blessings and peace,

Nichelle

 

Email has the ability to create a personal touch.

9 Creative Ways to Find Your Dream Job

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This is the time of the year when people are either laid off or seeking to start a new venture in the new upcoming year.  Even throughout the year, a career change can be stressful or enjoyable.  Finding a new job is not always easy, especially if you’ve been out of the job market for a while. I always suggest to my clients to take some time to seek out what you like, what you’ve been wanting to do and adjust your life accordingly until you find it.

There’s nothing worse than looking for a job and you can’t find one or looking for one and you get one you don’t like. Since we spend most of our waking hours working, it’s very important to do what you like a little bit at least. Check out my top 9 ways to find your dream job. At least one of them should prove to be money in the bank. 


1.    Prospect among friends and family.  Often people hire based on referrals. Sometimes there’s a bonus attached. Maybe friends or family know someone in a company where you would like to work. No one can speak about you like friends or family. Ask them to be on the lookout if they know of anyone seeking what you have to offer. 


2.    Keep a positive mindset. The mind is a terrible thing to waste. It can literally get the best of you if you don’t keep it focused. Looking for a job and, wanting a new career can be depressing. It’s important to stay around people who encourage you and want the best for you in the process. If you need balance and find yourself doubted more than being encouraged, sign up for my 5 DAY MINDSET CHALLENGE. 


3.    Attend happy hour near major corporations. Often when work is over, some people still go across the street to the pub or a local diner. You go as well and network in the gathering. Start with small talk and conversation. Make certain to have a business card or resume with you so they know how to get in contact with you. This is a perfect time to see what and who people are outside the corporate walls. 


4.    Volunteer for a charity, school or employer. There are so many organizations that can’t afford to pay people to come in to do the work. Even though that sounds daunting at first, you could be what they need to turn the organization around. By offering your services and showing your skills, you are literally inconspicuously interviewing. If they can’t hire you right now, they may be able to in the future or know of another organization that can. 


5.    Create a document that solves a problem for the organization. Often people on the inside can’t see what someone on the outside does. If you notice an area that could be corrected or improved, find out who the head of the department is and find a solution to the problem. Dress it up like a proposal and submit it. Not only will they be intrigued, they may just hire you in that position to implement your strategy. You never know unless you try. 


6.    Find out who the hiring managers are and pick up the phone. The reality is most likely they won’t talk to you, BUT you never know if you don’t try. If you don’t get to speak with them, get their email address and send a convincing email notating your skills and accomplishments and how you would add value to the organization by being added to the team. If you want to take it a step further, send the hiring manager something to remember you by with your resume included. Hey… whatever it takes to stand out, do it!


7.    Search social media for decision makers and influencer's in your industry. Social media is more than socializing and posting pictures. It’s a gold mine for people who own corporations and people who know people who do. Become a social butterfly. Connect with people who have influence. Communicate, communicate, communicate and build a relationship. Your network is your net worth and perhaps your next step towards your dream job. I share how to use social media to your advantage in THE MASTER TIP MANUAL FOR PERSONAL SUCCESS. 


8.    Step outside of your industry and try something new. Opportunity is always available and something new may be just what you need. Research different industries and seek to find what you have that is transferrable. This may include more salary, greater responsibility and more opportunity. When you stay with what you are comfortable with, it’s difficult to get your up level to your next level. Step around the box and explore. You never know what it will have in store for you.


9.    Create your own job. If you are still looking for a job after 6 months, you’ve wasted a significant amount of time. The internet has provided so many opportunities for people to work at home or on the go. You could become an independent contractor/freelancer doing what you did on your job. Charge your own rates and become your own boss. Work with as many companies and people you choose to on your time. You also get the opportunity to decide who you don’t want to work with too. Creating a job for yourself gives you the best of both worlds. The only thing is you cannot treat a business like a job. If you don’t work, you won’t get paid.  Owning your own business requires you to show up everyday regardless. Even if you don't feel like it or if you're sick. Need help starting a business? I can help you here.


If you find these tips helpful, share them with a friend. If you need assistance creating your next move in your career and you feel stuck or lost, contact me for a FREE one on one consult  at I NEED CLARITY.  Learn more about what I do to help you here. Are you social? Join me on INSTAGRAM for inspiration, motivation and information to help you jump out of your comfort zone and into your gifts. 


Until next time many blessings and much peace,


Nichelle

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.