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About Nicole Dean
Building an Online Business that you Can Be Proud Of.
Who is Nicole Dean?
Wife, Mom, Daughter, Friend
Business Consultant to Really Smart People
Author of Books & Speaker of Words
Helper of Orphans & Rescuer of Dogs
Eater of Good Foods (and her Veggies)
Belly Laugher & Heckuva Person to Know
Nicole Dean is the Mostly-Sane Marketer. (Ask anyone who knows her and they'll say that the "mostly" part is up for debate!)
Her Mission: To Make the Web and the World a Better Place - and, Hopefully Have a Lot of Fun While Doing It.
She enjoys work very much, but lives to spend time with her much-adored husband, her two silly children - and also her two slightly neurotic puppies, Einstein & Luke.
If you're a blogger, author, speaker, virtual assistant, coach, or want to be, scroll down to get started learning from an Online Business Owner with Heart.
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In fact, a 2010 survey by the Craft & Hobby Association estimates that the U.S. industry was worth $29.2 billion. That's a lot of crafting, and you can capitalize on the ever-growing interests in crafts by creating a blog dedicated to a specific "niche," which is a small segment, subject, or interest within this larger topic.
Blogging has become very popular lately. For one thing, it’s free (or cheap, depending the route you choose). For another, you don’t need to have any technical skills whatsoever to get started. If you can read and write, you can blog.
So what is a blog? A blog is a simple web page that anyone can set up in minutes. People use them as journals, diaries, and sales pages, like you will learn to do here.
People often enjoy certain crafts for many years, once they learn the basics of a particular skill or discipline. Are you the right type of person to start a craft blog? Here are some of the factors that would certainly make you a good candidate:
1. Do you love crafts (or a particular type of craft)?
2. Are you a creative type person?
3. Can you stick to a regular schedule of posting to a craft blog?
4. Do you enjoy writing (or can you film videos of yourself doing crafts)?
5. Are you the "chatty" type, or do you have a point of view about a particular craft passion?
6. Are you excited about connecting with other readers who share the same interests?
This is really all the initial drive you'd need to become a successful craft blogger.
As a business model, starting a craft blog has some major benefits:
1.Women especially are crazy about crafts, all kinds of crafts.
2."Crafts" and many forms of the word "crafts" are searched thousands of times each month on sites like Google.com (which means that searchers are constantly on the lookout for new and fresh information.)
3.Crafting spans age ranges from 2 to 102.
4.People SPEND MONEY on crafts - which means that you can MAKE money on crafts, too.
5.And, blogging about your favorite craft(s) can be a fun and easy way to make a little extra money online.
This eBook discusses the major aspects of putting such a blog together, including what type of software platform and hosting services to use, how to get started and target a specific market or person. It also talks about ways to create a specific business plan, assess your competition, as well as find content and affiliates to help sell related products and services with.
This informative document also includes TONS of specific online resources you can visit to gain more knowledge, insight, and tips on how to market your blog. It also shares important information on ways to manage and expand your experience as your blog grows in popularity and starts to earn more money for you.
Contents of this exciting eBook include tips to ensure your craft blog is an instant success:
Tip 1: Plan to Succeed
Tip 2: Niche-It.
Tip 3: Make it Cool.
Tip 4: Get a real logo.
Tip 5: Invest in your Business
Tip 6: Blog regularly, each day if possible.
Tip 7: Plan Ahead
Tip 8: Be Real
Tip 9: Focus on Traffic Every Day
Tip 10: Continue to Learn.
Tip 11: Just Add Sweat!
This business definitely has potential.
What to Start Your Blog About - Identify what you already have inside your head and your heart that you can start blogging about today to grow an income. Plus, if you don't have credibility in anything-find out how to get it.
Painful Mistakes You Must Avoid - Learn from our embarrassing mistakes so that you don't have to make them yourself.
How to Make Money with Your Blog - You will uncover many different ways you can monetize your blog to enhance profits.
Getting Readers and a Following - Find out several ways to draw readers to your blog-and how to entice them into becoming regular readers and commenters.
How to Make a Difference - You'll discover the amazing opportunities that you will have to make the world a better place.
When change felt impossible and problems insurmountable, did you put your dreams on hold? Fears, insecurities, obstacles, and crappy circumstances once blocked our life goals too.
Read our stories, enjoy a glimpse into our imperfect lives, and know you too have everything it takes to get past what holds you back.
Organized by Kelly McCausey of Love People + Make Money.
Stories Contributed By These Co-Authors:
Rosie Battista, Melissa Brown, Lynette Chandler, Nicole Dean, Michelle Garrett, Pam Hamilton, Tishia Lee, Lady Rayven Monique, Maruxa Murphy, Nadine Rodriguez, Hazel Palache, Benecia Ponder, Karen Robinson, Val Selby, Janna Lynn Skroch, Lane Therrell, Kirsten Womack, Dr. Melissa Peet and Therese Sparkins.
Foreword written by Rachel Marie Martin.
That’s why, as a business model, starting a fitness blog has some major benefits:
1.Millions of people want to learn how to improve their health through fitness.
2.Currently, over 25 keywords that include “fitness” are searched over 100,000 times in Google each month.
3.Fitness is a life-long activity that improves both quality and quantity of life.
4.Our society spends tons of cash on fitness-related equipment, videos, books, seminars, memberships, and other information products – all indicating that you can MAKE money on this topic.
5.And, blogging on specific topics is one of the easiest ways to make money online.
This business definitely has potential. With this guide, you'll have the tools you’ll need to begin your fitness blog today.
Start a Fitness Blog: Make Money while Getting Fit – For Life
Part 1: Just Add A Market
Part 2: Just Add A Product: Fitness Blog
Part 3: Just Add The Right Person: You!
Part 4: Just Add The Right Equipment
Part 5: Just Add A Plan
Part 6: Just Add The Content
Part 7: Just Add Some Money-Making
Part 8: Just Add Case Studies
Part 9: Just Add Customers
Part 10: Just Add the Paperwork (Or Professionalism)
Part 11: Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out from the
Part 12: Just Add Some New Roads (Expanding Your Business)
Part 13: Just Add Sweat Tips To Success
Part 14: Appendix
Part 15: To-Do Checklist to Set Up Your Business
Fat Loss Riches: How to Make Money While Transforming Your Body
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Introduction To Our Affiliate Marketing Success
Part 3: Operating Your Business With Honesty & Integrity
Part 4: Cracking The Affiliate Marketing Code: The Ultimate Product Review
Part 5: Get Your Readers Involved!
Part 6: The Average Joe Advantage Equals Higher Conversion Rates
Part 7: The Power Of Social Media
Part 8: How To Get Ranked High In The Search Engines
Part 9: Benefits Of Building Trust
Part 10: Start Blogging Today
Part 11: How To Increase Traffic To Your Blog Through Social Media
Part 12: Your Comments Are You’re Most Valuable Resource
Part 13: Grab The Attention Of The Blog Owner
Part 14: Social Media Traffic Giants
Part 15: Transparency
Part 16: Time To Burn Fat And Make Money!
Part 17: Combining Health & Wealth
Part 18: The Fat Loss Program To Suit Your Internet Lifestyle
Part 19: Introduction To Our Fat Loss Success
Part 20: Motivation
Part 21: Support
Part 22: Nutrition
Part 23: Weight Training
Part 24: Cardio
Part 25: Conclusion
Nicole Dean recorded an online radio series, where she interviewed some of her most successful internet marketing friends who have created a number of ways to make considerable incomes online. This ebook is the transcribed interview from that conversation. These marketers share some of the more intimate details of their paths to progress, and explain the ways they use some of today's hottest products and marketing tools to increase their profitability and experience level every day.
In this segment, she talks to Carrie Wilkerson. Carrie is the voice of experience. From corporate life to teaching high school to direct sales, to information marketing and coaching she has ‘been there and done that’ professionally and personally. An ‘overnight mom’ to 2 toddlers through adoption, her priorities instantly changed and so did her workplace. She’s now built several businesses and coached others to do the same while overcoming extreme debt, losing 110 lbs and having 2 more children, for a total of 4, aging from toddler to teen!
As “The Barefoot Executive,” and President of the Association of Work at Home Women, Carrie and her network of experts have quickly become the definitive resource for helping others achieve extra income and career goals while working from home.
Share the insight as Carrie answers the following questions:
Why exactly did you choose this type of business that you have now?
What are the top three things that you have done to grow your online business?
What are some of the tools that you can’t live without in your business?
What is one mistake that you’ve made that you’ve learned from over the years?
What advice would you give to your own mother, sister, or best friend to help them succeed online in an online business?
If you were to rebuild your business from scratch with no list, no contacts, nothing, how would you rebuild tomorrow if you had less than 100 dollars in your pocket to do it?
Don't miss a single episode of these exclusive and informative interviews that shed light on how you too can build an online empire and experience the level of internet marketing success these savvy individuals have.
Over the last five years more and more home offices have gained access to high speed internet connections. This has led to the production of increasing amounts of internet audio. High speed internet makes it easier for users to listen to and download the audio files, where it once took hours it now only takes a few minutes.
All of these recordings need to be translated into text files, and that's where the transcriptionist comes in. There are even specialty areas you can get into, like medical, general, academic, legal, voicemail, podcasting, and others. The general skills that will help you be a good transcriptionist are:
Strong Keyboarding Skills - a reliable typing speed with accuracy is imperative
Vocabulary and Spelling Skills - accuracy is vitally important for transcriptionists
Critical Thinking Skills - being able to make decisions on your own will keep you from being less productive to your client
Computer & Work Space - have a comfortable working environment, since you'll be spending lots of time there
High Speed Internet - for downloading audio files quickly and preventing delays with slow speed transfers
Transcribing Equipment - most transfers are now on digital files, so specialized equipment may not be necessary, unless a client specifies something specific.
In addition, this informative ebook covers the following topics:
Podcasts/Internet Radio Shows
A General Transcriptionist really only needs to have strong typing skills and the right tools and he or she is ready to start a business. The ability to transcribe doesn’t make for a successful transcribing business on its own though and that is why I’ve tackled this project.
In this book, we'll be giving you step by step instructions on how to develop a profitable General Transcription business. We'll help you identify a target market for your services, recommend software tools that will greatly enhance your ability to transcribe files quickly and accurately, as well as how to setup your business and bill your clients effectively for the best profit potential.
We'll also show you where to find clients, how to make your business stand out, what to include on your website and how to promote it, and ways to organize your business so that you generate repeat clients who value your services.
Finally, we realize this business is one you'll want to pursue for the long-term, so the ebook gets into ways to revise your business plan and expand your services to suit the needs of your growing clientele. There's a number of helpful online resources included to help you get started, and we've also included some mistakes to avoid.
Find out how to get started as a general transcriptionist today with this great eBook, and Just Add Sweat.
Did you love the movie Julie and Julia? Remember the premise of the movie? Julie started her own recipe blog based on the challenge of following Julia Child's recipes and reporting the results with her fans. Well, you can start your own cooking blog, too, you know!
Everyone has to eat, so starting a recipe blog makes sense in terms of something that could brings you lots of opportunity, fun, and profit, if you love to cook, that is.
As a business model, starting a recipe blog has some major benefits:
1.All people eat food.
2.The terms "Recipe” and “Recipes” are searched hundreds of thousands of times each month on the Internet.
3.Eating is something we do 3 or more times each day.
4.Blogging can be an easy way to make money online.
What's more, most people have dozens of their favorite recipes they love to share with friends, family, even complete strangers. Let's face it; everyone enjoys food, don't they? Finally, the prospect of some extra money in the bank generated through your own personal recipe blog does sound exciting, doesn't it?
So, if you're ready to turn your passion for cooking into a real business that puts extra cash in your pockets, this is the perfect home-based business for busy people who love to cook.
I've created a comprehensive guide on turning recipes into cold hard cash, and I've included all the techniques and tools you'll need to begin your recipe blog today.
In this informative 27-page eBook, you'll learn all the steps necessary to setup a great blog in no time. The text covers all the basics you need to know, like how to:
•Set up your Business
•Do Niche Market Research
•Create Online Promos
•Monetize Your Blog
It also covers specific blogging and food related concerns, like:
•Copyright laws for recipes
•Where to find content
•Where to submit your articles
•Food related keywords
•How to create your target market
•...and so much more.
This eBook provides TONS of specific online resources you can use to help get you going, get great ideas and expert advice, and help your business grow the right way, without all the headaches most people go through when starting their own business blog. You'll learn about using affiliate marketing to find products to sell on your site, how to create your own information products, find great content, assess your competition, and many other blog related topics.
Once you've read this resource, you'll have learned everything you need to get your recipe blog going and on its way to making a profit for you. Order this eBook today, and you could be cooking up an online storm of profits in a few weeks, with your own impressive money-making recipe blog!
That's the authors whose name appears on the final product, and you could be one of the fortunate few who benefit from a good manuscript that's well-written and succeeds in the marketplace as a "best seller."
This eBook goes into the specific details of how to land these types of assignments, and shows you how to setup a ghostwriting business in short order, using the techniques described within.
If you have a talent for writing, you can capitalize on this growing market in one of these specific areas:
And, there are many others. Ghostwriters can write anything from brochures, promotional copy for advertising, proposals, speeches for presidents and other company spokespersons, letters of introduction, and more specific writing assignments like company reports, technical manuals, and "how to" documents.
Every website needs content, and most business owners don't have the time to create any or all of it themselves. Think about all the magazines, newspapers, ezines, newsletters, forums, blogs, press releases, sales letters, eBooks, are other written content that gets consumed by millions of readers on a daily basis.
That's where a ghostwriter comes in, providing articles, blog posts, sales copy, social media, and other forms of online writing for their clients. If you can adapt to changes well and can consistently produce quality content for those who need it most, you'll always be in demand and will earn more for your talents as your experience grows.
These are some of the qualities good ghostwriters will need to have.
Who Is Ideal To Be A Freelance Writer (Or Ghostwriter)?
1.Has the ability to express ideas clearly and logically
2.Has mastered the basics of grammar and has a good vocabulary
3.Can handle criticism
4.Has excellent researching and editing skills
6.Can work well under pressure and with short deadlines
7.Is an expert or has specific expertise in particular niches or disciplines
8.Likes working behind a computer
9.Does not mind remaining anonymously behind the scenes as her client
takes credit for her work
10.Is willing to constantly improve on her skills.
You'll also learn the details of setting up your online ghostwriting business, like:
•How to keep good records and paperwork
•How to advertise ("branding")
•Putting together a portfolio
•Setting up a business domain
•Generating testimonials and referrals
•How to do client research
•How to improve your writing skills
•Ways to expand your business
•Common mistakes to avoid
•Writing techniques and strategies for better success (and more sales!)
•...and much, much more.
Once you've read this great resource from cover to cover, you'll know exactly how to setup a ghostwriting business online and be on your way to earning a fabulous income online, often from the comfort of your own home.