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Rock Facebook Live

Who’s afraid of Facebook Live?

I know that feeling well. Breath comes more rapidly. The inability to swallow. Eyes darting from side to side looking for an escape. That’s right, I’m talking about my first Facebook Live. I’ll admit it, I was scared!

Facebook Live

But I finally mustered up the courage to push the little blue “Go Live” button. I stumbled through my poorly prepared speech, experienced a total brain freeze, and bailed out early, glad that no one had actually had time to watch my live performance. Because that is what it felt like to me… a very poorly executed performance.

Since that day, I have grown to love Facebook Live. And I’ve learned so much about it over the past 15 months and somewhere around 30 – 40 Facebook Lives that I have done during that time. This post is to point out some of the things I’ve learned and give you some pointers so that you don’t have to learn the hard way. Continue reading How to Rock Your Very First Facebook Live

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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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My Review of Leadpages, the Landing Page Provider

If you are a student of mine, or a reader of this blog, or a member of any one of my Facebook groups, then you probably know that I am a big fan of Leadpages. But I don’t think I’ve ever created as many landing pages using Leadpages as I have in these last few months, so I feel that it’s time I do a proper review.

Since October, I have created landing pages for the country unit studies I’ve been giving away, as well as some of the promotions and launches I have been working on. I will show examples throughout this blog post.

After all this time, work, and effort, I still cast my vote for Leadpages as my landing page provider. But I want to give you some very down-to-earth pros and cons to consider if you are looking for a landing page provider to drastically reduce the time you spend creating web pages as well as greatly improve their final appearance.

Let’s start with the Cons! Continue reading What I Really Think about Leadpages

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Royalty-Free Image Links and Search Tips

For this blog post, I have gathered my 5 favorite free image sites. I literally find images from these sources every week. I love all of the free options that are now available for us to use for our blogs, social media posts, and even our products. But first, a quick tip for staying safe online. 😉

Whenever searching for images on the web, especially if your children are anywhere nearby, you need to take great care that you are searching responsibly and carefully. Never use a single word when searching the web for images. It is shocking what will turn up if you just type in the word “flower” or “maze” for example. Trust me, you don’t want to know. So always enter a string of words into the search bar, such as “big yellow sunflower” or “Wooden Shoe tulip farm” or “pumpkin patch and corn maze.” Just stay safe by being as specific as possible and never using a single search word.

Creative Commons:

This is a great place to search for royalty-free images because you can essentially search all of the free image sites from one search engine. Search Google, Wikimedia, Flickr, Pixabay and more from one location: Continue reading Here are my 5 Favorite Free Image Sites

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The 7 essential elements (email best practices) that will get people to open and read every message you send

Do you ever wonder why more people do not open, read, and engage with the email messages you send out? The good news is that you can improve those stats quickly and it’s not too difficult by using these email best practices.

Let me show you how…

Here are the 7 essentials elements to getting people to open and read every message you send. Use these email best practices for each and every email you send out to your subscribers.

email best practices Continue reading Email Best Practices to Get Your Messages Read

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Webinar 101 for Newbies

Would you like to learn from my mistakes and successes during my most recent webinar? Yesterday, I gave a live webinar for the first time in probably 8 years. I decided it was time to jump back into the game. If you are thinking about hosting a webinar some time in the near future, here are some tips and tricks from a webinar rookie.

5-Steps to Profitable Business

First of all, do your research. There are many webinar software platforms out there now, even though GoToWebinar has yet to be dethroned as the king of them all. Each one has its own unique set of features, and its own problems too.

Here’s what I discovered during my research: Continue reading How a Rookie Can Run an Effective Webinar

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5-Steps to Profitable Business

The Busy, Homeschool Mom’s 5-Step Plan to Running a Highly Profitable and Satisfying Business

Next week, I’ll be offering a free webinar outlining my 5-step plan for running a profitable and satisfying business. I’ll show you how I went from a “hobby” business to a serious mid-six-figure income business and when exactly I hit that inflection point. It might surprise you.

5-Steps to a Profitable Business

Recently, I heard someone say…

“If your business feels like a hobby, you are doing something right. But if you are treating it like a hobby, you are doing something wrong.” – Some guy who stayed at the same bed and breakfast we did last weekend. 🙂

So, if you are ready to stop treating your business like a hobby and to start earning some significant income to help support your family and meet your financial goals, then you will want to tune into this free webinar.

You can sign up here:

https://app.webinarjam.net/register/28615/16a9f67a00

Pick the date and time that works best for your schedule and I’ll see you there. I’m looking forward to it! Until then…

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10-Day List Building Challenge

The 10-Day List Building Challenge is here!

I am excited! In this modern era of business online, there is one foundational principle that so many business owners miss… grow your email list. Social media platforms come and go, and with them so do your fans, but the names and email addresses on your own in-house list are yours to keep.

10 Day List Building Challenge

Some say email marketing is dead, and yet, to the contrary, it still works surprisingly well, better than Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter combined. That’s why everywhere you look, you still see email sign-up forms on websites all across the Internet. Because if you are going to embrace this key principle of email marketing, you are going to have to make list-building a priority. Continue reading Are You Ready to Grow Your Email List?

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