Posted in commitment, marketing, mindset

Be Committed To Your Marketing

I remember an experience I had a few years back. Someone I just met asked me what I did and I told them I am an online marketer.  “No,” they said, “I mean full-time, like a real job!”

Their comment took me aback and it hurt, but it also struck home.  It got me thinking about what I was actually doing. My online marketing wasn’t thriving at the pace that I expected and as hard as it was to admit it, the truth was I made excuses and not be committed to it. In fact, I was treating it more like a hobby.

If you look at the successful online entrepreneurs, many of them only work with is their laptop, an internet connection and an idea.  They are successful because they took the opportunity and not have an excuse.  As a result there are a few things that they do differently and once I began to do things differently, I also experienced success.

Here are the top three ways to be committed to your online marketing business:

  1. Show Up

While this sounds so obvious, it is one of the most important ways for you to stay committed to your business. Create a work area where you are dedicated to your business and show up, like you would if you were running a traditional company. Arrive at work, stay there and leave when you’re done. You, of course, set your schedule.

  1. Focus on Your Business

To be focused is to know who you want to serve, what you want to serve and how it will add value to their lives. Occasionally I’ve looked at a company and wondered how they make any money and then realize they are filling a need and they’re adding value to their customers’ lives. Once you established who you want to serve, your focus should be on providing the solution.

  1. Create Quality Content and Get It Out There

You need to have content on your site that keeps people coming back for more and they must want to share it and pass it on. Include industry tips, comments and interaction and always stay true to your brand, from the style and tone and your service.

These are the most basic steps you can incorporate. Check out my future posts for the most important steps that will turn your online marketing into a huge success. (See what I did there?)

To Success,

Natalie Angrisani
Natalie Angrisani

As a marketing consultant, lifestyle coach and mentor to my team; I love to write and do so while thoroughly enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I’m committed to helping others (leading by example and through coaching) learn how to be heard above the noise as they seek out and enjoy the freedom of achieving their dreams and creating an independent lifestyle.

 

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” ~ Colin Powell

 

Posted in blogging, commitment, marketing, mindset

How to Start Blogging and Stick With it

Having positive thoughts produces positive results. Never say “wish me luck” or “hope this works” and if I had my way, we would remove these phrases from our vocabulary. It is not about having “luck” or “wishing”, it’s about taking action and believing in yourself. Let’s blog.

Blogging is a sure way to promote yourself or your brand. Blogging requires an individual to first get a domain name and a blog host. This is followed by creating a blogging avenue such as WordPress. Once this is achieved, embark on a journey of formulating content that will add value to your followers. Let us now divulge more information about how to start blogging and stick with it.

Decide your topic

Blogging requires focus and a prior plan. It is crucial to decide on the topics you will blog about. Understand your short-term and long-term blogging goals with regards to the topics you write about. Have a clear purpose that communicates what you intend to write during the first few months of blogging as well as the rest of the blogging period.

Create visual content

The photos, images and other graphics that you integrate in your blogging endeavors can either undermine or magnify blogging. Have unique images and photos that make your posts stand out. To access quality visual content, do the research and find a site that provides stock photos, royalty-free images that you can use.

Build your list

Creating and increasing a mailing list is fundamental to success in marketing when starting and sustaining blogging. A mailing list enables a blogger to share posts with followers and increase interaction with visitors. This also helps in generating traffic for the new blog as opposed to entirely depending on search engines.

Blog often

Once you have decided your niche and want to prove yourself, blogging demands consistency. Do not just write a few posts and be contented. If you want to attract and keep up followers and appear on search engines, you have to write posts frequently.

Use other social network platforms

Blogging successfully involves sharing the content through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn. Sharing the blog posts with your network of followers through these platforms increases visibility to other people. This increases traffic for your blog by attracting more visitors.

To Success,

Natalie Angrisani
Natalie Angrisani

As a marketing consultant, lifestyle coach and mentor to my team; I love to write and do so while thoroughly enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I’m committed to helping others (leading by example and through coaching) learn how to be heard above the noise as they seek out and enjoy the freedom of achieving their dreams and creating an independent lifestyle.

 

Posted in blogging, commitment, marketing, mindset

The First Step: Get Started

WELCOME!

I’ve learned a great many things that have helped me grow and have success, easily. On the other hand, I have also learned a lot of things the hard way, by trial and error.  Why am I sharing what I’ve learned?  Because it’s Noteworthy and you can take it away, use as needed, benefit from from my experience and be heard above the noise.

It’s tempting to take the easy road at times. It’s even easier to just put something off altogether and say, “next time”.  We procrastinate saying, “I’ll do it tomorrow”, or “I’ll do more the next time.”  And what happens?  Tomorrow and next time come, and we put it off yet again.

Having a partner on your team it the best way to help you keep your eye on the “bigger” picture and stay focused.  A partner will help you with your training, provide motivation and keep you going in the right direction. Working with others helps you to gain information as you learn what works for them and what does not. Part of doing research is to check things out and see what other people have to say. You never want to spend your time on something that will not bring you value or be able to be used for your success. You’ll never get that time back.

I know it’s a proud moment when you can say, “I did it all by myself!”. It shows you have strength and determination.  But as we all know, its human nature to postpone things that are challenging, and it’s at these times more than ever, you need a partner to help as they share their ideas and strategies. Making sure you have a coach or partner in your circle of peers to help you stay accountable and keep you taking action.

Always keep in mind the importance of creating a plan. Set your goals and plan your ideal future, whether it be building a successful business, improving your financial situation, optimizing your health, etc.; and keep in mind that you will succeed by surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and in your success.

To YOUR Success!

Natalie Angrisani
Natalie Angrisani

As a marketing consultant, lifestyle coach and mentor to my team; I love to write and do so while thoroughly enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I’m committed to helping others (leading by example and through coaching) learn how to be heard above the noise as they seek out and enjoy the freedom of achieving their dreams and creating an independent lifestyle.

 

“You’ve got to believe in the possibilities. You’ve got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today. And here’s the big one. Believe in yourself” ~ Jim Rohn