Tuesday, March 9, 2010

15 Mompreneurs to Follow on Twitter!

Are you looking for some great and inspiring women to follow on twitter? Here is my Top 15 list of Powerful Mompreneurs on Twitter you should be following:

@mombizcoach - Forbes Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter; mompreneur coach helping moms create businesses they (& their families) truly love!

@shiketamorgan - Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur, Writer and Blogger. I Love to inspire, empower and help others Succeed!... All things are Possible if You Just believe

@inspiringmoms - Happy Mom of seven, Mom and Family expert , founder of inspiring Moms to help you love being a mom. A must for modern moms!

@Thetamom - Ivy League Graduate. Writer, Blogger, Former teacher turned WAHM with my 2 kids turned Theta Mom.

@PartyPlanDivas - The Party Plan Coach, working with women worldwide to succeed in their Party Plan Business!

@WAHMSociety – Tweets about great resources for work at home moms.

@WAHM_Chatter - Educating Moms & Women in Business

@WAHMtweets - The best of WAHM tweets to help work at home moms succeed

@lakeishah - CEO, Mom Preneur, Diva of The Night, Wife, Mother, Sister & Friend. Network Marketing Freak and Founder of Work At Home Divas!

@BeautyAndScents - I am a Wife, Mom, Friend, Entrepreneur, love to laugh, enjoy crafts and Love meeting new people!

@JackieUlmer - Direct Sales Success Coach – goals; action plan/steps; Online Social Media Tips. Life/Biz is about fun! Mom, foodie, wine, travel junkie!

@DivaCafe - Creator of DivaCafe- a Ladies Social Networking Community. Connecting and promoting Women in Business!

@kidsbestlife - The Missing Secret to Parenting: Mom, grandmom, and author dedicated to bringing the law of attraction to kids to enable them to create their best life.

@evelynwritesFreelance Writer, blogger, social media fanatic, vegetarian, knitter, yoga lover, chocoholic extraordinaire

@TheCEOMamma - Teaching women entrepreneurs on a limited budget, how to build a profitable business online by effectively utilizing social media and network marketing.

Want to add your favorites to the list? Share them with us in the comment section below. Don't forget to retweet this post to spread the word!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Learn While You Earn ~ Just for Moms!

If you are a women entrepreneur or a work at home mom, it is imperative to your business success for you to learn how to utilize Internet Marketing and make it work for you. Learning how to market yourself and your business on the internet will not only help you jumpstart your business success but it will help you generate exposure and can provide you with additional opportunities as well.

With the ever evolving internet marketing strategies available online, it can sometimes be difficult to always know what the latest trends are. In order to stay on top of these things, we have to continuously work on educating ourselves if we desire to stay in the game. There are a variety of resources and training material available to you online but it can sometimes be difficult to know if your are getting the best information.

Being a women entrepreneur and work at home mom, I know how important it is to be able to trust that the resources I use, are going to be viable tools to meet my needs and are designed to help me reach my marketing goals. These are some of the things you should consider for your business as well. (Visit Mom2Mom Network to read full details)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Social Media Tools For Your Business - The Six Essentials

By Deltina Hay

1. A Blog of Your Own

The backbone of the Social Web is RSS feeds. A blog is an RSS feed and you want your own to publish to the Social Web. Publishing a blog lets you benefit from the exposure in the many RSS feed directories that distributes your blog without you having to re-post it one at a time.

But just starting a blog is not enough. Optimization is key to keeping your blog on the radar. Update regularly with fresh and engaging work and integrate your RSS feed into your other social media tools.

WordPress.com, Blogger, and Typepad offer free or nearly free RSS feeds. You also can install one on your site from WordPress.org.

2. Get a Facebook Presence

Most people do not know that there are two Facebook options: a Facebook profile and a Facebook page.

The Facebook profile is for a key representative of the business, not the business itself.

Be sure to optimize your Facebook profile by filling it out thoroughly with content that contains key terms relevant to you and your business. Integrate your blog and other social tools by importing them into your Facebook feed.

The Facebook page is for your business, be that a service or product, a local business, or as an artist/musician/writer.

Your Facebook page may be the only chance you get to pull in potential customers. Here are a few Facebook applications you can add to your page to accomplish this:

  • Social RSS imports RSS feeds or blog entries

  • MyFlickr imports images from a Flickr account

  • YouTube Box lets you add video clips to your Facebook page

  • ShopTab is a great application for selling products, though there is a small monthly fee

  • Static FBML allows you to place HTML code onto your page

  • Causes is a great way to accept donations for a nonprofit business

3. Are you LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional networking site. It is an essential tool for business - especially if you do B2B.

Your LinkedIn profile may be someone's first impression of your business, so be sure to optimize it. Fill in every section of your profile using edited content and key terms.

Add applications that enhance your profile - especially the BlogLink application that imports your blog entries. Join LinkedIn groups relevant to your business.

4. Yes, Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging tool, limited to 140 characters per entry, that is nonetheless a great social networking tool that allows users to interact in "real-time." While Twitter is a great way to spread the word about events, products, and services, you want to use it in addition to your blog, not instead of it.

Keep your "tweets" fresh and frequent. TweetDeck or HootSuite help with this. These tools let you post-date your tweets so you can enter lots of tweets with one session. HootSuite also has an option so you can import your blog posts as tweets.

Use Twitter lists for managing all the people you are following.

5. A Flickr Account for Your Photos

Flickr is a media community used to upload and share photos and other images. This tool is underrated, as you can get excellent exposure and enhanced search engine placement if you use it keeping search criteria in mind.

When you add an image to Flickr, be sure to rename the file with a few key terms relevant to the image and to your business. Include those same key terms as tags and within the image's description.

Integrate your Flickr account with other social tools and add them as galleries to your Website or blog.

6. Focus in on a YouTube Account

Ah, the power of viral video is indisputable. If your business makes videos of any sort, get them on YouTube. Even if you don't make videos, you can still benefit from YouTube's popularity by creating playlists and commenting on other videos.

Whether it's your own video clips or a playlist, import them into your other social sites or embed a video gallery onto your Website or blog.

Use the same naming strategy as for images: Use your key terms in file names, tags, and descriptions of the clips you add to these communities.

Here is a presentation on how to create a realistic beginning social media strategy for your business.

No matter which tools you choose to implement, remember that the Social Web is about interaction. Join and start conversations whenever you can.

Here's to your success in the Social Web!

Deltina Hay has been doing Web development and programming for over 25 years, She is the principal of SocialMediaPower, and founder of the new social media Website service, http://www.PlumbSocial.com. Ms. Hay's graduate education in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology led her naturally to social media consulting. Her latest book, A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization, can be found anywhere books are sold.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Profit with Commission River

Since the New Year has arrived and little has changed in our economy, more and more moms choose to work from home. While a business in direct sales is popular amongst our community, Affiliate Marketing has become a fast growing source of generating income online for work at home moms.

Affiliate Marketing is simply a form of marketing in which you are paid a percentage of the sales generated from the visitors you send to the company website. Your role is to promote your free company provided website and get people to click on your links and banners driving traffic to the company website. It’s easy to start up because there are no out of pocket expenses and you can be up and running in no time.

Recently, I came across an affiliate program with Commission River (formally Congnigen). They are a provider of low cost telecom and internet services and were founded in 2005. What I found to be very appealing is that whether you are experienced in telecommunications or not, you can partner with Commission River and still take full advantage of the income potential this multi-billion dollar industry offers.

Why I feel this is a great business venture for moms?
As a mom, working from home gives us the freedom to generate an income while still providing complete care to the needs of our family. Commission River supplies state-of-the art marketing tools and training to help you build a profitable business online. They provide a generous and rewarding compensation plan, residual income and override benefits. You are provided with your own website, online reporting and all for free!

If you are a mom considering a work at home business, learn more about Commission River and their products to see how partnering with them will help you establish a real income producing business from home.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Is Your Target Market Work at Home Moms?

If you are a work at home mom, chances are the products and services you provide are of interest to other work at home moms. Or, maybe you would like an easy way to find mom owned businesses to show your support. Finding low-cost, no-cost advertising to reach your target market can be hard if you’re just starting out.

Here is a list of 5 great resources to help you find or market products for moms.

Mom2Mom Network – You can add your business to the Business Directory for free if you are a member and add your banner in the Marketplace. If you are looking for a business to start, you can begin your search here.

Mom Audience – Another great place to reach moms. A place where moms can showcase their businesses, blogs, products, deals, events, giveaways, contests, causes, interests, and employment needs - for free!

Moms Talk Radio – Reach over 25000 work at home moms! This is paid advertising but you will reach a large audience.

USAWAHM - List your WAHM Product or Service in our State by State Listing and
our Category Listing for only $10.00. (free state listing with every category listing)! USAWAHM only accepts family friendly listings and reserves the right to refuse any listing!

The WAHM Shack - Is devoted to supporting and promoting work-at-home moms by providing free and low cost advertising, resource directory, business opportunities, article directory with FREE WAHM Articles for Reprint, Forum, Link Exchange and more.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Blogging Tips For Beginners

Guest Post from: TheCEOMamma Blog

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As the New Year swiftly approaches, so many of us are in the process of launching new businesses and creating the blogs that will go along with them. I’m sure your mind is swamped with all those amazing ideas and plans. You’re probably excited and overwhelmed all at the same time!

Well, here are 4 tips that will help you kick start your new or existing blog:

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

What Are Your Marketing Plans For 2010?

As 2009 quickly comes to an end, it’s time to start putting your marketing plans and goals into motion for the New Year. I’m sure over the past few weeks, you’ve taken time out to sit back and reflect on your business production for 2009. As you look over the strategies that have helped your business grow, it’s important to also assess those techniques that didn’t and figure out why.

It’s time to pull out the pen and pad and begin to map out your course of action for 2010. Consider these questions:

• Did you reach your business goals in 2009? If no, why not.
• Did you earn your monthly, weekly or daily income goals?
• Did you have a clear plan of action?
• Did you utilize a marketing calendar or schedule?
• What were your marketing strengths? (Twitter, blogging, Facebook, etc.)

Now you should determine how to continue to incorporate those avenues where you had success and change or disregard all together, the ones that didn’t. Whether it was obtaining followers, subscribers, new sales, etc. focus on those activities that created the results you wanted. Do what works for you. Remember to focus on your brand and what you offer. Make sure your branding is clear as to not confuse potential buyers. Provide your subscribers with solutions to their problems and become an expert in your field. Be genuine with your knowledge and your prospects will thank you for it.

As you stay encouraged, inspired and have a prosperous New Year, share your plans for 2010 in the comments section.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Living Your Vision

In 1996, when I became a mom for the second time, my dream of working from home truly began to manifest. As I would cradle and snuggle with my new little bundle, I envisioned those amazing moments of bonding, lasting forever. I knew that going back to work was no longer an option for me. I enjoyed the lazy afternoons of holding my son close and studying his facial features. I loved his newborn baby scent and the routines we had already established. For me, being a mom was a dream come true!

Growing up I had always been a dreamer and I just knew one day I would have my own business and work from home. Giving birth to my second child nurtured my dream into existence along with my vision. I had found my purpose and knew I was now able to make my dream a reality. I was ready to start living my vision.

In order for me to make it happen, the next step was for me to share my vision with the right people. I knew the right support would be imperative to my success and I was serious about being successful. It can be frustrating at times when we have these immeasurable dreams that we are so passionate about and can’t wait to share with those we love just to have that dream shot down by those loved ones who don’t share our same vision and lack our understanding. Do you have a positive support system and a team of personal cheer leaders in your corner?

If you are ready to live your vision and work from home, now is the time! It must first start with your dream and the vision you have for your life. Most importantly, you must believe in yourself and not allow negative thinking, people or circumstance to stop you from fulfilling your dreams! You can and deserve to live a life of overflowing abundance. You have the ability to achieve success and be empowered! Be inspired and make your dreams come true.

Thoughts to ponder:
What is your passion?
Do you have a dream and a vision?
Have you written your goals down on paper?
What steps are you taking to make your dreams a reality?
Have you established your support system for encouragement?


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Women & Business On The Go

Work at home moms not only have an amazing ability to multi-task while managing family, home and business but they also know how to get it all done while on the go! Sometimes a challenge may arise while having to decide how to handle an unexpected customer request while still maintaing the prioritiy of a scheduled family event. A mom entrepreneurs home based business success is greatly influenced by her ability to incorporate effective time management skills. The work at home mom who strives to stay on top of the ongoing demands of running a flourishing business while still putting the needs of her family first can appreciate the ability to be able to implement wireless technology into her daily life.

Many home based business moms value the importance of being able to conduct business while on the go. Having access to email, contact lists and a variety of other business productivity tools easily available while away from home, can help improve your business revenue.

For this reason, the Mom2Mom Network has partnered with SIO Wireless to give all mompreneurs the option to receive a FREE Blackberry cell phone from any of the leading wireless service providers of your choice! This offer is made available to the busy work at home mom with the hectic family schedule who is often car pooling kids to and fro while building a business from home.

Never miss an important call or customer sale again! Visit SIO Wireless and get your FREE Blackberry with FREE shipping today.


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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boost Your Blog Traffic

When I created my first blog a little over a year ago, I spent a lot of time to make it look appealing. I included a few posts on a variety of subjects, video, photos, links and a few other trendy widgets and ads. I was so proud of my accomplishments and just knew my creative genuis would pay off. I could hardly wait for the equally excited stampede of visitors that would soon follow.

But that herd of traffic never came. Sure, I got an occassional visit here and there. But what happen to the masses that I had predicted? After a short time, I sat back and reanalyzed my lonely blog situation. I finally came to realize what had gone wrong. I had gotten hooked on the idea that having a blog meant making money. I had become infatuated with the idea of having a blog instead of having the passion to share my blog. I knew it was time to lay my blog to rest and invest some time into learning how to create a blog people would really want to read.

Here are some of the things I have discovered along my blogging journey:

Decide who your audience will be. What is it that you are passionate about and want to share with others? Is is cooking? Then your audience will be individuals who love to cook (or eat)! Yes, we all want to make money with our blogs but that can not be your motive. If you learn how to blog with a purpose and have a desire to share your knowledge with your readers, the money will soon follow. Once you have dertermined your audience, you can then begin to implement some targeted marketing.

Create content with substance. Your readers will want to follow your blog for a few reasons, the main one being your content. They want to read valuable information that will help them learn something new or entertain them. Your cooking blog should be richly filled with topics such as; cooking tips, reciepes, food reviews and even pictures of your favorite freshely cooked dish! The quality of your content will not only help your blog stand out, but it will also allow your readers to relate to you and trust your expertise.

Define your niche. This is where it can get a little tricky, especially if you are new to blogging and online marketing. If you are a mom who blogs about cooking, you may want to define your niche market to moms who love to cook. In order for your blog to attract your specific audience, you need to learn how to find your niche. A great way to start is to find a few social networking sites online that cater to your market. Social networking sites are great tools to help you and your blog gain exposure as well as help increase targeted traffic to your site.

These are a few ways that will help you create and increase traffic to your blog. The important thing to remember is to be consistent in your efforts. It takes time to build a following but can be easier when you understand the benefits of applying targeted marketing strategies. When you enjoy what you do, your work seems effortless and you will reap the rewards. Happy blogging!


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How To Increase Your Direct Sales Bookings

If you are involved in a Direct Sales business, you know that bookings are the lifeline of your business. Without having bookings on your calendar, you might as well consider your business closed. Often times it’s easy to acquire your first two to three hostesses by booking family members and friends but after that, how else can you increase your Direct Sales bookings?

There are a few tips that will help you get your calendar booked up and keep your business flourishing and growing if you implement them into your routine.

Tip 1 ~ Offer an Incentive. When you start booking your first hostesses, offer them an incentive to help ensure the party will hold. Create a hostess program that you are comfortable with by offering a free product, a discount or a credit based on party sales. Be creative and provide options for her to choose from. Think about your hostess and what you would like to give her for agreeing to book with you. Consider this, if you were in her shoes, would you get excited about what you are offering?

Tip 2 ~ Hostess Coaching. After you have booked your hostess, it is imperative to follow up at the very least, two times before her party to make certain she remains on your calendar. When you contact her, make sure she understands the different ways she can benefit from working with you, such as, how she will earn free product or credits. You can also send a reminder postcard immediately after scheduling her show, send her a letter along with a brochure and samples with instructions to show her friends and co-workers who may not be able to attend and another phone call a day before her party to let her know how excited you are to share your great product/service with her and her friends.

Tip 3 ~ Book From The Booking. After the introduction and prior to beginning your party, give your hostess her hostess gift in the presence of her guest so that they can see the great gift she has earned. You can than share how they too can earn a hostess gift by booking their own party with you. Now you may begin the “layering” process to entice your guests by mentioning your hostess program periodically through out the party. When it’s time to close, you can again ask each guest if they would like to earn a special gift by booking a party and inviting their friends.

Tip 4 ~ Follow-up. The most important lesson for increasing your Direct Sales bookings is to follow-up. Send a Thank You note to your hostess and each guest after the party. This will help establish trusting relationships and allow you to reconnect later on down the line for rebooking, referrals and reorders!

Visit Create A Cash Flow Show for more information on how to Increase Your Direct Sales Bookings


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Three Tips To Help You Build Your List

If you’ve been around the internet marketing world for any amount of time chances are you have heard how valuable it is to build a contact list. So many people focus on getting to the top of search engines when they could be spending that time working on building their list which is actually more beneficial then being at the top of the search engine. Google can drop you at the blink of an eye but a list can "google proof" your income.

Building a list can be challenging but with these three tips you will be on your way to building an incredible list.

1. Build a relationship first. Your main objective should not be money but building a relationship with your list subscribers. Don’t send email after email that just offers your products or services. Yes, putting your product or services in front of your subscribers eyes is key to making money, however, they more than likely signed up for your list expecting to receive some informative information, not just sales pitch after sales pitch. You will surely find if you continue to do that, you’ll have unsubscriber after unsubscriber. So focus on relationship building first and the monetary aspect later.

2. Be consistent. Consistency is key! Have you ever signed up for a list only to end up forgetting you ever signed up for it because the emails were so far and few in between? Not only does it cause list subscribers to forget they signed up but it causes the potential for loss of income. Then, if you decide to start the list back up later, it will be tougher to get those subscribers to open those emails. So when you start your list make sure you are consistent.

3. Use a good auto responder company. Each company will have different pros and cons you’ll need to evaluate and decide what will be the best for you and your needs. An auto responder is where you will keep your emails, find your opt-in code, keep an eye on tracking how many subscribers are actually opening your emails, etc. So it’s imperative that you have a reliable auto responder company, such as Mad Mimi.

These are just three tips of 101 that you will find in 101 Smart and Easy Mailing List Strategies guide. If you want to start a mailing list or already have one, pick up your copy of Moms Talk Biz Guide to List Building 101 Smart and Easy Mailing List Strategies for easy to follow tips that will help you build a strong business foundation - your list!


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Heel-A-Thon For Y.A.N.A Place

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Women Entrepreneurs Use Social Media Marketing For Business Success

If you are a women entrepreneur or a work at home mom, it is imperative to your business success for you to learn how to utilize social media marketing and make it work for you. What exactly is social media marketing? In a nutshell, it is a way to brand and market yourself or business by participating in online communities for the purpose of social networking. This form of marketing will not only help you generate exposure but can provide you opportunities as well.

With the ever evolving internet marketing strategies available, it can sometimes be difficult to always know what the latest trends are. In order to stay on top of these things, we have to continuously work on educating ourselves if we desire to stay in the game. There are a variety of resources and training material available to you online but it can sometimes be difficult to know if your are getting the best information. 

Being a women entrepreneur and work at home mom, it is important that I can trust the resources I use, are going to be viable tools to meet my needs and are designed to help me reach my marketing goals. These are some of the things you should consider for your business as well.  

I have found a social media training network that not only allows me to learn how to grow my business and earn money at the same time, it was created by a successful work at home mom and web entrepreneur. With the extensive amount of on going training videos, ebooks and webinars available, your able to stay up-to-date on what is working in the social media market while building a profitable, income generating business online. To learn more about growing your business using social media marketing, visit Social Media Sistas online. 
Tamyka Washington is a Direct Sales business owner and has been marketing online for 13 years. Visit her website: http://powermoms.ning.com or www.marykay.com/nuimage


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