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It wasn’t very long ago -- sitting here at this exact same desk -- that instead of feeling excited, passionate, and flooded with opportunity like I am nowadays...
...I felt stuck. Overwhelmed. Unsure of what to do next.
And I don’t say that just to sound dramatic or to win sympathy. There are plenty out there who had it far worse than I did, but that’s really how I felt. Like there was something more for me, yet it remained always outside my reach.
It seems many successful entrepreneurs seem to experience something similar prior to their “big break”.
For me there was no shortage of ideas to pursue, but a shortage of clarity on knowing how to proceed in order to create an online business like I enjoy today.
“Clear as mud” I think the saying is.
So what changed everything for me?
Well two things:
Ultimately I realized that “imperfect action” beats “perfect...
Many of us as healers, spiritual guides, and experts are doing business in new ways as part of the global shift. As we follow our dreams and create our unique path as we go, often times being financially supported becomes up as one of the main priorities on our minds. Will the right clients show up? How do I promote my work without giving it all away? What do I have to do to receive financial abundance?
Your work is bigger than just you, so I have created an online course to support the energy of abundance as you grow your business and help more people. Mastering Abundance In Your Spiritual Business is for anyone who wants to establish their offerings with confidence and get results - is that you?
We'll look at the spiritual importance we give money; why your business is the perfect opportunity to look at karmic patterns and old programming; the significance around determining your rates and pricing; and important considerations to be...
Growing your business as an Indie Author, Solopreneur, or Inspired Creative requires a lot from you.
But what do you NEED to do for long-term growth and results?
I've got an important answer for you in this video.
Hint: It is not email marketing or social media!
What Is Biz Quiz?
In this new video series, I ask you important questions about the growth, development and vision for your online business as an indie author, solopreneur, or inspired creative. I'll cover business development areas you didn't know about, or give you directions for where to focus your time, energy, and resources. You'll find a new video right here!
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Your online presence postures your business + books to people around the world who are looking for you - but is it as strong as it could be? It is easy to be overwhelmed by everything we need to accomplish in a week - muchless in a single day - and you can forget essential components that bolster your online profile.
In this show, Molly will share with you 5 Online Essentials you need in place these days to ensure you are maximizing and optimizing your online presence.
You'll get tips and pointers for:
Plus, a Time Management Strategy to be clear on where you need to focus your efforts weekly.
I had a good Happy Hour conversation with my boss a few years ago about engaging our 8 million email subscribers on a deeper level.
See, the size of your list does not mean people are actually interested or engaged or buying.
Corporations are lacking something that YOU as an Indie Author, Healer, Solopreneur, and Inspired Creative already possess.
Do you know what that is?
Watch this video below for what I recommend you do to increase engagement with your readers + audience.
Whether you are looking for clients or readers, you need to know about the sales process that drives people to say YES to you.
We'll talk about the 3 types of leads that you will encounter as you share your business + books with a growing audience.
Plus, I'll share how to be aware of when others are trying to sell to you so you can determine - objectively - what an effective sales strategy experience is (hello, someone relatable and honest) and what is not (yikes, those dang solicitors in the mall!).
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What is the big secret to sales?
I know that question alone can be uncomfortable, especially for those of us who don't want to be 'sales-y' or feel like we have to manipulate people with the right words in order to get them to buy something from us (YUCK!).
More importantly, how can you generate trust with people?
Your ability to be authentic and real is truly your greatest sales strategy.
In case you were looking for ONE MORE THING TO DO (smile).... here is something to consider about your email communications.
Email lists are how you actively reach out to connect with anyone who is interested in what you teach, share, sell, or offer - obvious, right?
As your work grows and diversifies, there are solid reasons for having more than one email list in order to stay connected with people and their needs.
Check out why creating separate email lists is advantageous as you grow your audience - and why it will reduce your unsubscribes because you are staying focused on what your audience needs.
One of the hardest aspects of writing a book and putting yourself out there is being on the receiving end of bad reviews. It can rock you or feel like a stab to the heart - but it is part of our world as authors and creators so we have to get stronger with these opinions and the feedback.
Every week, influential indie author Mark Dawson shares excellent advice for authors and writers looking to grow their career.
In this week's Self Publishing Formula podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with James, Mark's cohost, about 5 types of bad reviews and what to do about them, including:
- Differentiating between a bad opinion and someone who has valuable feedback
- The five different types of negative reviews
- Tips for dealing with each type of review
- Understanding your rights as an author and when to contest a review
- The importance of self-management when dealing with bad reviews
- Relying on the author community and friends we trust for objective opinions
Social media is easily overwhelming and an ongoing waste of time - unless you know the best places to invest your time and energy to reach YOUR people, clients, and readers.
In this podcast episode, we'll take a look at the pros and cons of the following social media channels so you can choose the best places for your work:
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn
Let's talk Business and Books strategies to help you grow as a conscious + awake entrepreneur, author, solopreneur, healer, or anyone offering their gifts to the world. With over 25 years of sales, marketing and business experience, Molly shares with you realistic insights, tips, training, and guidance to ensure your efforts lead to short-term and long-term results.