Needless to say we dove in deep & fast and by the end of the call I had the extreme pleasure of being asked to be a guest on Amber’s online TV show, Live Your Freedom TV.
Below is the complete transcript (with links & pics for you). Enjoy! Continue Reading…
I love talking about this stuff!
Check out this fun gab session with Michele Flamer, producer of The Retail Couch, an awesome audio podcast for retailers, reps and manufacturers.
There’s nothing quite like human connection to remind us of what really matters: filling our hearts and souls with passion. Continue Reading…
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You’ve got a website, now what?
To create or build a website is great – congratulations – but now you need to know how to “manage website”, including your SEO, Google analytics, blog content, social media, website maintenance, and online strategy.
Whaaaa? Insert massive overwhelm here.
Here’s a quick excerpt and super helpful exercise from Chapter 1 of my book, How to Manage Your Own Website, called 5 Vital Habits to Keep Your Sanity. In my opinion, this is absolutely the best and most important first step you can take in order to manage your own website.
I know the mere thought of analytics is enough to put most of us to sleep.
But, understanding analytics is like having your own crystal ball. It is the only true way of knowing if “they” like what you’re selling, my friend.
It is exciting – and scary – to be held accountable. But, I say…..
Wake up and embrace the numbers game.
Chapter 8: Resource Guide
Here is a complete list of my favorite resources for everything related to managing your website. Mined and cultivated over the years, I’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Includes direct permalinks to all resources.
Here’s an email I received this week:
“Dear sweet Greta,
I have finally gotten really into blogging.Â Both actually remembering to post but also enjoying doing it.Â So my question is, how do I get more viewers?Â How do I get more people to come to my website?Â I know we talked about SEO and keywords once but I don’t remember much about it…..is that the best way to get viewers?Â Is it that and something else?Â I think my posts are pretty good and I’ll keep doing good ones but it helps knowing people are reading.Â Any suggestions?”
Why, yes, I do!
The phone rang and it was a New Jersey accent on the other end, telling me he had just done a random Google search and a blog post I had written over a year ago had shown up as the #1 Google result. This one blog post has made me over $20,000 alone, bringing me new clients from California to… now, New Jersey.
Think it’s magic or dumb luck? Think again. I felt compelled to share this with anyone ambivalent or resistant to building your blog as part of your business. I beg you to pay attention and take action. Continue Reading…
“I’m either crazy or brilliant, or both,” I thought.
The alarm went off and my eyes flew open. But today my first thought wasn’t about coffee. It was a vivid blueprint of a dream for the home page of new client, Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery. Continue Reading…
UPDATE: It’s been a while since this article was initially written, and I’ve been incredibly impressed by Shopify’s added features. Maybe they read this article! Ultimately, I can now say that Shopify is my very favorite eCommerce solution. I’ve updated my reason below. Continue Reading…