Five Productivity Hacks of Top Coaches
It’s not enough to dream of success. It’s not even enough to set goals.
The only way to truly achieve your dreams and build the business you’re meant to build is to sit down and just do it.
And that’s where many of us…well, fail is a strong word. But it’s the doing that trips us up more times than not.
We overbook our calendars until today’s to-dos become next week’s past dues.
We procrastinate on the things that are important while attending to things that are merely “nice to do.” And som…
Email Open Rates Will Increase When You Have Great Subject Lines
Email Open Rates
I don’t know about you, but there is one metric most entrepreneurs consistently watch. We track them and consistently try to improve them. What is this metric, I am speaking about? It is our email open rates. And if you aren’t tracking them, the time to start is right now!
It is for good reason that we are tracking this important metric. If your subscribers aren’t opening your email, then they can’t read about what you offer. Your subject lines can make or break your ema…
The Perils of Outsourcing Your Content Creation
When you have a great deal of content to create and manage, you might consider outsourcing. Believe it or not, there are people out there, like ME, that enjoy getting your content out into the world.
One good reason to outsource is that as your business grows, so do your content needs. Or, you may choose to hire someone because you don’t enjoy writing or feel you aren’t good at it. Or, you could be a good writer but have no time or interest in using all the different mediums to get your con…
3 Things Your Business Needs to Continue Moving Forward During Tough Times
7 Ways To Host A Successful Webinar
How I Tripled My Income
In case you missed it, on July 28, I revealed to you how I am able to have a good cushion of money in my bank account in case I get sick or take a vacation. Offering Telesummit Production services to my clients has been very beneficial to me, my business and my client's businesses. Although I love producing Telesummits for my clients, there is only one me and only 24 hours in a day. That is why I decided that I want to share my knowledge with others. No more keeping it to myself and my team. It …
It is possible to sync your calendar with multiple people - Guest Post by Lisa Hendrickson
Today we have a guest post by Lisa Hendrickson. Thank you Lisa for your wonderful article!
Lately I’ve been getting calls from parents who are struggling to have a “family calendar” that can be synched on all computers, kid’s phones and parent’s phones….and not interfere with their own calendars. This can happen! There are a few solutions for you, some are free, some are not. It all depends on your goals for your family and how much you want to spend to get it setup. Usually the free synchin…
Step Five: Interviewing Your Choices
Now it’s time to interview your new team members. Some suggestions:
- Send questionnaires. These allow you to really think about what you want your potential hire to know and what you want to ask. They’re a good “introduction” to both of you. If you both communicate better in person or by telephone, however – for example, if you are hiring a videographer – adjust your initial communication to your mutual learning styles and preferences.
- Meet in person, if you discover you live within d…
Step Four: Narrowing Your Choices
Don’t stop at just one pick, unless that person promises to be beyond perfection or you know them and have already “clicked”: Select several candidates for each position on your team. Once you have found at least three or four likely candidates (or they have contacted you), it is time for you to make more in-depth investigation and inquiries.
- Check the websites of likely candidates. Look for information on rates – and don’t be put off if you see messages like “contact me for a quote”: All t…
Step Three: Finding the Right Person
Now comes the moment you have been waiting for: Finding your perfect team members. If you don’t already have someone in mind per position, here is how to ensure that you find and hire the best candidates for the job…
- Find your perfect online employee or contractor… online. Before you start to Google, however, check the social networks you use most. Top contractors should have a visible professional presence there – and how they handle their LinkedIn profile or Facebook Page should tip you o…
Step Two: Preparing to Hire
Before you ever begin the hiring process, write down a Profile Sheet for each new Team member, detailing specific duties you want them to perform. And be as detailed and specific as possible. Don’t just put “write copy” beside “Task # 1”; put down “write 2 eBooks, 4 work sheets, 4 checklists and 10 blog posts per month.” Then write down whether or not you expect the writer to:
- Supply graphics to accompany their written content
- Format copy into HTML or .PDFs
The more specific you are, th…