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Afton Negrea works with some of today's biggest online brands, and she's teaching us how they utilize their networks and the power of social media to catapult their businesses. We're covering three tips that you can use right now to start getting people flocking to your business, simply by making a few small tweaks in the things you're already doing.

And in true Afton form, she's giving us some amazing tips and resources to help make your business life even easier. You can find more about Afton at AftonNegrea.com

Also, be sure to join us over in our Facebook Group at www.GetaBizStarted.com

Direct download: afton_final_how_to_use_social_proof_to_build_your_business.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

I can speak from experience when I say writing a book can be a huge game changer in your business. It immediately positions you as an expert and shines a completely different light upon you. It can seem like a daunting task, and that's why I wanted Morgan of Paper Raven Books to talk about how to break down the process and use this to leverage your business.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How to be strategic with your book.
  • How to get the thoughts from your head to a book format
  • How to market your book 
  • How and why to think long term

P.S. Have you bought my book yet? If not, grab it now! bit.ly/masterthestart

Morgan offers some of her best advice here: 12 Steps to Write a Book that Builds Your Business & Boosts Your Platform (even if you're "not a writer"): http://paperravenbooks.com/erin

Direct download: Morgan_final_Writing_and_Marketing_Your_First_Book.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Let's be honest, Snapchat got a bad reputation. Between inappropriate pictures and strange filters, it was the app made just for teenagers.

Then marketers got a hold of it.

Now it can be a great tool for your business, but let it be known it might not be the right medium for all businesses.

Before you close down the potential for this app, make sure you listen to what Jed Record has to say about how you can utilize this tool for your business.

Check out JedRecord at: www.JedRecord.com

Make sure to join our Facebook Group at: GetABizStarted.com!

 

Direct download: jed_record_final.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Have you ever found yourself really excited about something, only to eventually talk yourself out of doing it with questions like 'who the hell are you?'  'Why would you think about doing something like this?' Or a statement of 'you're crazy to believe this will work.'

The good news is that you're not crazy.  We all have that inner voice talking us out of greatness and doing amazing things.  There's just a difference between people who succeed and those who don't.  Those who succeed have learned to turn off the voice.

Coach Jennie, has named this inner voice 'Hilda', and she's been using her with her coaching clients for years.  She has now published a book that talks about the four types of Hilda-isms that we seem to tell ourselves the most.  

You can grab your copy here --> Copy of Hilda

Direct download: Jennie__Mustafa-Julock_on_2016-08-25_at_15.57.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Many companies don't focus marketing efforts on Pinterest because they feel it might not be the best fit for their business.

However, Jess Bahr, of JessBahr.com, gives me so many reasons why you shouldn't be ignoring this social platform. It's almost as if Pinterest is the best of Facebook and Google all in one.

Jess breaks down how to utilize this amazing platform for your business, and tells us how to get the best results for not just getting a pin up, but making it last for months! You're leaving money on the table if you're not using Pinterest in your business yet, and Jess gives us a ton of reasons why.

Also, be sure to join us in our amazing community over at GetABizStarted.com

 

Direct download: jess_final_Pinterest101.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Shalon Ironroad was once a VA who now helps business owners get their business set-up to get the best return on their investment when hiring VA's.  Many times business owners are so overwhelmed, that they it doesn't end up being a great hiring decision.  

As a business owner, you should always be looking for your best return on investment, and if you set your business up the right way, a VA will help you do just that....make you money.

Shalon talks about how to set this up the right way, and how to not feel so overwhelmed, how to hire the right way, and how to set up your business for more profits by hiring.

Direct download: shalon_final.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Yes, I went away for a few weeks, and here's why.  Along with why as entrepreneurs we have to listen to our bodies and not try to be super human!

Direct download: Im_sorry.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Joshua Dorkin was a teacher who decided to be a real estate investor.  After discovering the market was full of people more about making money than actually helping, he decided to do something about it.

Using a little bit of web design experience from college he launched BiggerPockets.com.  Over the years, the site slowly grew until it became a full-time income for Joshua.  He shares how he got it rolling, some of the struggles he has faced, and what has made this such a successful site over 10 years later.

Direct download: josh_final.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

You find someone who has a similar audience, you love their message, and you think dang, we need to work on something together. You reach out to them, they love the idea, you love the idea, you put together a course, and all is rainbows and puppies.

But then something goes wrong.....

Now what? You're not officially in a business partnership because this course or event was created on a handshake.

Who is responsible?
Who gets the list of attendees?
Who is liable?
All of a sudden all of these questions come up, and you're left trying to figure them out far too late in the game.

Yes, even affiliate marketing is an incredible way to build your business. However, you should set yourself up so you're protected and planning. So just in case if something goes wrong, you're covered.

Tamsen and I had been asked to cover this topic, and I was excited to because I think it's really an important one.

We talk about:

What to think about before you jump into something that feels like a 'no-brainer'.
How to protect yourself if you're being featured in someone's course.
The questions to ask for your next joint course or event.
And how to set-up your affiliate marketing to protect yourself and do what's right for your brand.

Direct download: Tamsen_Partnerships.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:17am EDT

Carrie and Daniel Himel are not only entrepreneurs, but are married. About ten years ago, they started their first business venture together, which turned out to be a huge success. After doing separate things for a while, they decided to start an event called Middle School Match-up, which is a baseball tournament for Middle Schoolers.

Direct download: Daniel-Carrie_Final.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT