Monthly Archives: August 2014

Online Marketing Tips Podcast: Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

Getting Started Online: Online Marketing Tips Podcast

 Getting Started Online Marketing Tips Connie Ragen GreenWhich type of entrepreneur are you? Are you focused on building your business on the Internet as a successful online entrepreneur? People around the world have now discovered that starting an Internet business is the fastest way to achieve both time and financial freedom, as well as to great success in all areas of your life, and you need help to get there quickly. That’s why I started this online marketing tips podcast for my community.

At a recent live event where I delivered the Keynote and presented as well, I observed three distinct types of entrepreneurs in the room. In this episode of the Online Marketing Tips Podcast With Connie Ragen Green, my newest marketing training podcast series, I discuss in great detail what I saw, and how you can determine where you are along this continuum at this point in time. Knowing where you are and where you want to go is crucial to the process of becoming the online entrepreneur you are meant to be.

I take questions from those who attended the live recording, including why coaching and mentoring is so important, my 10K Laser Coaching program, attending live and virtual events, and my own upcoming event, The Weekend Marketer: Affiliate Marketing for Everyone, in Las Vegas October 10-12. Also, when I am asked how to start earning right away I share the details of what I did that very first year that made a huge difference in the level of my success.

I also discuss how I have created a lucrative business online without having a business background or any previous experience in this area. Someone asks me what to do with the ‘hundreds of ideas flying around in their head’ and I address the importance of focus and clarity as you grow. We also discuss why it is so important to have great focus and discipline as you build and grow your business as an online entrepreneur.

This online marketing tips podcast, as well as all of the calls in my podcast series is intended to teach you and other new online entrepreneurs how to take your business to the next level quickly and effectively, and as a way for me to share my exact Case Studies, secrets, and advice on creating a profitable and lucrative online business using the ‘multiple income streams’ approach. You will see that each session is first recorded live as a teleseminar, and then repurposed into a podcast to extend my reach to the world. Please join my list (opt in on the right) to be included on these calls, and be sure to introduce yourself and share your site for optimal exposure for years to come!

Also, you can now pick up my popular training on winning affiliate contests and other online marketing tips for only seven dollars at Affiliate Contest Secrets. Use the discount code CONTEST to bring the price down to $7. This training has been completely updated for with the latest information, strategies, and Case Studies for you to use in your own business.

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Remembering Robin Williams Through His Words

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We were all stunned and shocked when he heard about Robin Williams’ death on August 11. It made me think of all of the great performances he had graced us with over the past forty years, but then I thought about his words. Geoff Weiss, a staff writer for Entrepreneur Magazine put together a list of Robin Williams 10 Most Inspirational Quotes you will want to read. My favorite quote is this one:

“It’s a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you — when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.”

You may also want to comment on this thread I started on Facebook to get over the initial shock of this tragedy.

What will you remember most about Robin Williams?


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Public Speaking to Boost Your Business

Public Speaking to Boost Your Business

Public speaking to boost your businessI knew that public speaking would boost my business when I came online as an entrepreneur in 2006, but I was terrified of speaking in front of a group at that time. I soon learned that I had a classic case of glossophobia, which is the fear of speaking in public. I had never experienced anything traumatic around this anxiety, so I was determined to overcome it and make public speaking a supporting business communication tool. I am now a sought after international speaker on the topics of success and entrepreneurship, so it was worth every moment to overcome my fear of public speaking and now you can’t get a microphone away from me!

During my second year as a speaker I can remember the precise moment I felt comfortable presenting my information from the stage. I was speaking at an event put on by Armand Morin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was something I said that made the audience laugh, and the next thing I knew I was actually having fun with them. Right then I knew that I would always want to be a speaker and that it had all been worth it.

The rewards I experience from speaking are both tangible and intangible. I sell from the stage, meaning that I am not paid to speak on my topics and that the promoter and I share the proceeds of the sales I make while I am at the event. The intangible rewards include knowing that I have successfully shared information with others that has the potential to help them change their life, and knowing that I am doing the work God intended for me.

These days I speak several times a year at venues both in the United States and abroad. I even host my own live events where I am the primary speaker during the three days I am training. Something else I enjoy is speaking at charitable events and for fundraising functions which are close to my heart.

Do you enjoy speaking in front of an audience and have you thought of public speaking as a way to boost your business?

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3 Keys To A Solid Brand

Alicia ForestEven though I have been working exclusively online since 2006, I feel that I have never taken the time and made the effort to brand myself and my business. When Alicia Forest posted about this on her site with her 3 Keys to a Solid Brand I knew it was time to take action.

Alicia shares that once she looked at it from a completely different perspective, she realized her brand wasn’t just about her business, it was all about her. She says that ‘creating your brand from the inside out allows you to fully step into your business identity in a truly authentic way. It’s also the easiest way to stand out in the sea of others who do what you do.’

I love the three strategies Alicia shares in her post and recommend that you read it all the way through, leave a comment, and then take action on what she is sharing to build your own brand.

Alicia Forest was a guest on my podcast and you may listen to that interview here.

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Kelly McCausey’s Content Curation Intensive Challenge

Kelly McCauseyWhat’s Content Curation? I have joined Kelly McCausey’s Curation Challenge this month. I was unclear as how curation was different from blogging, and have learned that it is short, concise, brief, pithy, and to the point! If you are not familiar with Kelly, start with a complimentary course on the power of having a focused business and you will see why she is one of the best online marketing coaches working today.

Kelly explains her Curation Intensive Challenge in this post, and I look forward to seeing you in the group.

Listen to my podcast with Kelly here.

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Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

TimeManagement front cover 200x300 Time Management Strategies for EntrepreneursRecently my friend and colleague Leslie Cardinal asked me to write a chapter for her new book, I Hate Being Late. Knowing that I am an expert in the area of time management strategies for entrepreneurs and even have a book on this I co-authored with Geoff Hoff, Leslie wanted me to share some insight on my experiences with her readers.

I thought back to my days as a classroom teacher, when so many of the teachers were perpetually late. It disrupted our entire day, and having to be accountable for thirty or more additional students was not easy for any of us. The students were embarrassed for their teachers, knowing that these adults had more important priorities than being there one hundred percent for their own students. The phrase ‘she’ll be late for her own funeral’ came to mind on more than one occasion.

So, why are so many people late on a regular basis? I believe it is due to a lack of planning and organization on their part in many cases. The idea of respecting time, whether it is your own or that of someone else is a trait and habit worth developing. Even though I have always had the trait to be on time, I continue to have rituals and routines that make this an easy part of my life. When I come home, whether I am in Santa Clarita or Santa Barbara, I have a hook on which to place my keys, and an area for my purse and jacket and another hook for my sunglasses.

When it comes to my business, I manage my time by working from what I refer to as a ‘dynamic to-do list’. This means that the list is ongoing, and as every task is completed, delegated, or deemed no longer necessary I cross it off. This is done on a mini (5 by 8 inch) legal pad. When a page is completed I simply tear it off and tuck it in at the back. I never write on the back of the pages and when the pad is used up I save it in a file. This has worked extremely well for me over the years. I have so much time to accomplish what I want to do and never feel rushed.

What are some time management strategies that work for you as an entrepreneur?

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