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Join me in Mompreneur Masterclass BETA!

I’m super excited to share with you about a new opportunity out on the horizon, but that you can join today as a BETA member. It’s called Mompreneur Masterclass! I’m assembling a group of amazing women to help me beta launch a membership group that will provide weekly encouragement through coaching, training webinars, and access to my own successful files and templates.

Mompreneur Masterclass Beta

As women who are growing up our businesses while growing up our kids, we need to be strategic and get the most out of every hour we work. I want to help you be successful in your business, but even more so, I want to help you succeed in life.

We are each on a journey to figure out this life that includes growing up a business while growing up our kids. It’s an amazing journey, but it can also be fraught with confusion and loneliness. That’s why Mompreneur Masters is here! To clear the confusion and so that we can link arms with one another for this incredible ride!

You are uniquely gifted to do magnificent things, but together, we grow stronger, more resilient, more focused, more determined. I will help you win at business, but more importantly, I want you to win at life. I want you to become the best version of yourself – a brilliant entrepreneur, an encouraging mom, and a joy-filled woman. Together, we’ve got this!

Me + You + Community = Success

I’m also going to be teaching you some things – some technical, some tactical, some conceptual, some philosophical. Everything I teach boils down to these two ideas – Efficiency and Effectiveness. When you are both efficient and effective in business, you have more time and more energy for more important areas of your life – especially, your family!

So, are you ready to do this? I am!

Check out the BETA opportunity here – http://blog.knowledgequestmaps.com/mompreneur-masterclass-beta

BETA enrollment closes on Monday, June 5th!

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your blog or other entrepreneur platform

Or should an entrepreneur tell it like it is?

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 16 years. And my thinking on this has evolved over time. In fact, I can remember those early days well.

The Early Days

When we started our business, I was in my 3rd year of homeschooling. At that time I had a 2nd grader, a kindergartener, a one-year-old toddler, and a brand new baby. It was a little bit crazy, I will admit.

It was 2001 when I decided to start this business. Now that’s another story, but I remember the moment when we realized, “Oh, wow! We need to move this stuff off the dining room table.” The dining room table was our office and our packing center. Losing the table was just a little bit too crazy for what we were wanting to do as a family, like eating meals together and homeschooling. Continue reading Should an Entrepreneur Act Professional?

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A Mompreneur is creative and resourceful!

Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard the pitches for the productivity and time management courses. And then, of course, you’ve seen all the planners that promise to turn your chaos into instant order. The problem is that so many online business courses and productivity tools assume that you have 8-12 hours per day to work on your business. That is just not the case for many people. Especially for a mompreneur who has her kids home all or most of the day.

I’ve had kids home all or most of the day for over 23 years because here’s the thing… I’ve been homeschooling since my oldest was in kindergarten. I have 6 kids and my youngest is nine. I’ve been a mompreneur for 16 of those years, so I’ve HAD to figure out how to get work done with my kids around all day.

So, let’s address the elephant in the room and talk about your day and your schedule. Starting and growing your business is not an easy, effortless task. It requires work. But just like any other worthwhile endeavor, growing a business is worth the effort we put into it.

And, as you know, pretty much anything worth doing in life requires some effort and planning on our part. Continue reading 10 Ways a Mompreneur Can Get Stuff Done

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Fast growing email list

Because email subscribers trump views and fans!

We’ve already discussed this question regarding email list building in a previous blog post:

Would you rather have…

  1. 100 email subscribers
  2. 10,000 Facebook fans
  3. 100,000 views on your video

Wow, hard question, right?

Doesn’t everyone want their videos to go viral and get hundreds of thousands of viewers? And 10K fans on Facebook is a big deal. But there is a right answer to this question and it is… Door #3!

The truth is we all start at the same place… the beginning. Ground zero. No one is born with a list, and that means we all have to start growing our list at some point, preferably as soon as possible. The other fact to consider is that getting the first 100 people to sign up for your email list is usually the hardest. After that, you will gain momentum.

So, how do you go from 0 to 100 when it comes to building your list? Here are 3 simple steps to gain your first 100 subscribers: Continue reading How to Grow Your Email List from 0 to 100 in just 3 Steps

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burnout

Have you ever experienced bone-weary burnout?

Burnout has a way of creeping up on us. It begins with a quiet sensation of listlessness, followed by annoyance, accompanied by an occasional outburst of unexpected anger that you didn’t see coming.

burnout

Great idea, huh? Well, maybe not!

Some homeschool moms may carry on for years before experiencing burnout, while others may experience it yearly, generally in the spring. Because, goodness, by then we are just plum worn out from teaching school all year long.

If you, like me, are feeling a sense of despondency, fatigue, or angst, it is time to head off burnout at the pass. This is the time of year that we can intentionally set up our children, routine, and schedule for success as we finish the year strong. Continue reading Help, I Feel Burnout Coming!

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the paradox

Have you heard these reasons before?

I read this question on a blog recently and it made me sit up and think for a few reasons. Here’s the gist of the question:

Would you rather have…

  1. 100 email subscribers
  2. 10,000 Facebook fans
  3. 100,000 views on your video

Wow, hard question, right?

Doesn’t everyone want their videos to go viral and get hundreds of thousands of viewers? And 10K fans on Facebook is a big deal. But there is a right answer to this question and it is… Door #3!

grow email list

While 100 email subscribers may feel like a pittance, this is the best case scenario of the three options above and I’m going to give you 6 compelling reasons why. Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Email List

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give through your blog

How your platform – blog, podcast, or video channel – integrates seamlessly with your business.

When you are running a small business, it can feel like there is so much to do and so little time to do it. The idea of blogging or podcasting or creating video can feel overwhelming. But incorporating a platform where you give free content, such as a blog, can boost everything from your email list growth to the goodwill felt among your tribe to your financial bottom line. Continue reading Give and Get the Most from Your Blog

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Behind the scenes

How I Manage 5-Figure Launches

Last week, I shared with you the tools that I use to create and manage my launches for new products, courses, and curriculum. I’m no wizard. When I pull back the curtain, you can see that behind the scenes I use ordinary tools that have been proven to deliver predictable results.

Here is my list of tools:

  1. Infusionsoft
  2. LeadPages
  3. Keynote
  4. ATR2100 Mic
  5. Screenflow
  6. Vimeo / Youtube
  7. WebinarJam
  8. Facebook ads

In Part 1, I walked you through how I use the first five tools on the list and I mentioned that of them all, I am especially fond of Leadpages because it delivers great results and cuts my workload in half, at least. Because I love Leadpages so much, I have teamed up with Tim Paige of Leadpages to bring you a special live training on The Conversion Training. I hope you will join us! You can sign up here:

https://my.leadpages.net/wl/terri-johnson-tim-paige-webinar/

Behind the scenes with Leadpages

We have 3 more tools to cover to finish our list of best tools and best practices. Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Re-Launch, Part 2

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Behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes of the Re-Launch of Mompreneur 101

If you’ve been reading this blog or following me online for the last few months, you know that I just re-launched my business course for homeschool moms, Mompreneur 101. I now have the privilege of teaching a new group of students. I love teaching everything I know about business. So, in this blog post and the next, I’m going to take you behind the scenes to show you how I pulled off a 5-figure launch.

Behind the scenes

First, I will list the tools that I used and then I will explain how I used them to create a successful launch for my course. I should mention that I use these tools every time I launch a new product, whether it be a book, curriculum, online app, or course: Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Re-launch, Part I

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the paradox

Do you ever feel just a little bit crazy?

It’s no wonder!

You have children to teach, the family to feed, laundry piling up, and if you are an entrepreneur, you also have a business that needs attention or it’s going to shrivel up. There is so much that you need to do on any given day that you may lack focus. And even more so, you may lack clarity. If you don’t know what you are working towards, then how can you possibly know what you should be working on? See previous post for some help.

This, my friend, is the homeschool mompreneur’s paradox – you have a business for the purpose of supporting your family and yet little time to devote to it. You have an incredible idea for how you can serve others and yet lack a clear direction for how to reach your target audience. You have a passion to support, encourage, and inspire others through a business venture and yet lack the funds to get it off the ground.

Would you be surprised to hear that you don’t necessarily need more skills, more money, or more time to start or grow your business? You have been especially gifted to bless the world with your unique gifts and talents. There is just one thing you need:

The roadmap! Continue reading The Paradox – Homeschooling and Running a Business

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