Thursday, December 16, 2010
Become A Fearless Prospector! 3 Free Training Cd's Show You How!
You will have the opportunity to download 3 FREE mp3 files and listen to a brilliant lady give you some tips......
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I have such a wonderful group of ladies "on my team".....we have found some women to help but it isn't enough yet!
We have 12 very deserving ladies who all together have 21 kids who need christmans presents this year............I have gotten help for about 5 women and 8 of their children. Obviously we need lots more help....if you are looking for a charitable activity this year, join in our efforts to help these children have a very merry christmas!!!!
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at email@example.com
please we need your help, even the smallest of donations would help! A $5 toy would be a welcomed gift to give to these needy children...and would help their mom's feel some self esteem being able to give their children something for christmas this year!!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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For $7.00 more: the Batter Bowl Brownie Mix includes a Classic Scraper, the Harvest Pumpkin Bread Mix includes a Stainless Whisk, the Celebration Cookie Mix includes a Medium Scoop, and the Cowboy Chili Mix includes the Ladle.
Contact me today to place your order in time for the Holidays!
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Friday, October 22, 2010
Our very own Debbie Wimsatt with Scentsy www.horsescents.scentsy.us will be participating in the
Lexington Junior League HOLLY DAYS MARKET this year on November 11th-14th and is
nviting ALL Mommy Bags marketing Participants and Recipients to come out and shop
with her and
other vendors at this wonderful event!! The Holly Days Market will be located inside
the old Julia
R. Ewan School Building on Henry Clay Blvd. here in Lexington. Please come out and
support your fellow business women ladies.......and Debbie is so sweet, she is offering a very generous
10% discount to anyone who mentions Mommy Bags while shopping with her for Scentsy products.
And ladies, let me tell you this, if you are looking for the PERFECT Holiday Gift for that Hard to buy
for person on your list, well search NO MORE! Just stop in and See DEBBIE at the Holly Days
Market and she will be happy to point out the perfect warmer and scentsy bar to go with it!
And you can't beat the prices, here is my little tip to anyone shopping with Scentsy this year for the
Holidays: Check out the AWESOME Scentsy System offerings in the front of her catalog.....some of
them can be made into 2 separate gifts for 1 great price....especially with the extra 10% discount
Debbie is so generously offering!! A definite must do to put on your to do list!!!
Enjoy and let me know if you will be out there selling or shopping too!
Friday, October 15, 2010
1. Add your Facebook Link, when you add it, it will automatically appear on everyone’s page that posts this Linky so you do not need to add it more than once.
2. Click on the Top 3 and like/add them: The first one will be me, Shining2Save and every week I will pick 2 more randomly. Please also follow the two people above you if you would like so everyone will get at least a couple new followers. You can leave them a comment letting them know your following from the Friday Facebook Hop.
3. Add/Like as many people on Facebook as you like.
4. You do not have to make a post to join: but it is always a plus if you do so everyone else can see and join in on the fun.
Help spread the word and add this Linky to your blog! The more we spread it the more followers we will get!
Below the Linky box, you will see see “What is a blog Hop? Get the Code Here" Click on it and just copy and paste that code into your post and the same Linky will appear. Your blog visitors can add their Facebook URL to your list and it will show up on all lists!
Feel free to copy and paste these instructions or just post the button and link back to me.
Please only add your Facebook url.
Thank you and Have Fun Facebook Hopping!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Five Gift Certificates will be awarded daily!
You could also win a $10,000 Room Makeover!
Courtesy of our Party Lite Consultant Susan Case..... Thanks Susan!
LITE UP YOUR HOLIDAYS INSTANT WIN GAME AND SWEEPSTAKES!!
10/01/2010 - 11/30/2010
Location: WWW.PARTYLITE.COM/SWEEPSTAKES use code 9KFPCN
Monday, October 11, 2010
I need reps for the following direct sales companies: (if you know someone , please direct them to me via email if you think they may be interested)
Close To My Heart
of course we are always looking for new businesses as well.....so please let your friends and family know about this fantastic opportunity to get some great exposure for their business for a very economical marketing rate!
We've all heard the best way to increase our network marketing, direct sales, or home party plan business is to talk to 5 new people each and every day. This is great advice, but mainly on the surface.
This advice doesn't allow or take into account how this makes us feel.
Remember, how we feel is our starting point for everything we do.
When we're actually trying to fit those 5 new contacts into a schedule which is already full with caring for our kids, tending to our partners, acting as chauffeur, pet care provider, house cleaner, chief cook and designated dish washer, volunteer superstar, and still managing a full-time job outside of the home . . .
Please!!. . . Help me find a shortcut!
Another thing, if we've stuck with the 5-contacts-a-day idea long enough, we're likely to catch ourselves shoving a business card into a fellow volunteer's hand and thinking . . . great, one down. And this is on a good day! On a bad day, our goal of five contacts per day becomes so overwhelming we either vow we'll start tomorrow. . . or we end up talking to no one.
Again, 5-contacts-a-day makes sense, but only on the surface. In practice, literally making five new relationships every single day can't normally be sustained by the average home party plan network marketer. When we try to implement and maintain this strategy, it becomes burdensome. We start to feel stressed and also feel like we don't have what it takes to be successful in direct sales and home party plan. It probably goes without saying feelings like these are counter productive to building a successful business.
So we'd like to suggest a shortcut, or a more sensible alternative to the common advice of . . . talking to five new people each day.
At The Mind Aware, we know lasting success comes only from methods which are easy to implement, easy to maintain, and leave us stress free and relaxed, confident, feeling good, and feeling like we're making progress with our home businesses.
. . . so instead of making 5 new relationships each day our objective, let's simplify our goal and make one meaningful connection each day.
Ideally this would be great if each new meaningful connection would be someone we meet throughout our day, but this connection can also come from a former home party host, a special customer, or a potential team member. It can be in person or on the phone. It's the age old debate . . . quality vs. quantity.
Quality, meaningful connections always pay off longer term. When our awareness or focal point is geared toward making quality connections, we'll see results much faster than if we'd stuck with old school thinking or the "throw enough stuff against the wall" method.
In the process of simplifying things, we're going to eliminate a whole lot of extra calling and, more importantly, save ourselves valuable time.
So what, then, constitutes a meaningful, quality connection? Obviously the answer here is very subjective and will vary from person-to-person, but here are some guidelines:
* We feel "present" when we're speaking. We don't feel rushed. We're taking time to really listen to the other person.
* Our primary goal in the discussion is to connect with the other person on some level. We're always aware that we're developing a relationship, rather than trying to sell someone something.
* That being said, we're still conscious that in order for it to become a truly meaningful connection for us . . . it must lead to real business. Talking to the person about their daughter's wedding may build the connection but making sure the conversation always leads to discussions about our home party businesses and ideally how our businesses could benefit their lives . . . makes the connection meaningful.
* Building our businesses means new business. Talking to a former party host may count because she may book another party or introduce us to new party hosts. But talking to current team members doesn't count because while it may be meaningful, it likely doesn't lead to new business.
Remember, we're only trying to have one meaningful conversations each day. How simple, right?
Also, when our main focal point is connection, other people will take notice of us. Most people notice when a person has genuine interest in them and they will be more apt to listen to us when we talk about how our business will impact their lives if we're sincerely interested in making a quality connection.
Making our follow up calls with customers, hostesses, and potential team members becomes easier because all we're looking for is one meaningful connection. We're not trying to call 50 people a night. We're not setting a time frame. We're just saying to ourselves that we're calling only to make this one meaningful connection with a person who will help to build our businesses.
Imagine how the face of our network marketing home party plan businesses would change if our primary goal was to have one, just one, meaningful conversation every single day?
Think about it . . . at the end of the year, if we've we have 365 of these meaningful conversations under our belt . . . we've built 365 relationships with 365 people who will become passionate about our businesses.
Believe me, if we can do just that one thing . . . one meaningful connection a day . . . our businesses will . . . BOOM!
Our goal of one meaningful conversation per day lessens our load and saves us a lot of time in the process. Saving time is crucial to getting our businesses financially thriving. And finding a shortcut to operating or running a network marketing home party plan business . . . makes us feel good.
And we all know feeling good is the quickest path to a successful business.
"Dana Wilde is founder of The Mind Aware, at http://www.themindaware.com. The Mind Aware is dedica"ted to helping network marketers, direct sales people, and party plan entrepreneurs attain success in their businesses quickly, simply, and to have fun doing it."
Hope you enjoyes this quick and powerful tip,
Monday, October 4, 2010
Just wanted to let everyone know that you missed a fantastic Open House for Scentsy last Thursday night!!!
Our own Debbie Wimsatt who is a participant in Mommy Bags Marketing opened her beautiful home last Thursday night to a whole lotta women...I quit counting, there was so many people coming in and out! And I am so sure that this was a VERY SUCCESSFUL event for Miss Debbie! She is a successful consultant for Scentsy and I am sure that she could teach me a thing or two about running a profitable business!!!!
Congratulations Debbie on what seemed to be a VERY nice, successful, and entertaining event.
PS. Ladies, you have got to try these products if you haven't already. They are fantastic, that is all I can say. I ordered one of the package deals and it was unbelievable inexpensive for what I will receive. This will definitely be on my list of "places" to shop for the Holidays. You can get some really great deals when you get one of the packages.
If you want to see for yourself, check out Debbie's website at:
Hey Deb, how bout a special deal for us Mommy Baggers for the Holidays???? Hint Hint!! LOL
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I was just contacted by Jennifer Davis from La Leche League of Greater Lexington and they will be receiving our bags on their next meeting on Tuesday October 12th...how exciting for all of us!
That just about wraps it up for the October Bags, only about 8 more left to go.......and I am sure that I can find them a nice home very easily!
Now for the November Bags, I am making 500 of these Holiday Edition Bags! And we already have homes for 378 of them and only need to find places for 122 more , which will not be hard at all. I am going to contact a few of the first groups that received the bags in July and see if they might want a few of our Holiday Bags and will update you all as soon as I hear back from them!!
I am heading off to the Scentsy Open House tonight! If you want to come out and support one of our very own Mommy Bags Participants, you can join me there! It is from 6pm-9pm at the beautiful house of Debbie Wimsatt, at 2285 Guilford Lane, which is in behind the Beaumont Shopping Center. You can always google map it if you don't know where it is....or you can call Debbie for directions: 543-0022 We would love to see you there, come out and support your fellow Mommy Bags Marketing Ladies!
After all, isn't that what this is all about, supporting each other?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Here is a brief overview.....
What Is Listia?
Listia is a new kind of auction site where you bid on other people's stuff using credits instead of real money. We make it easy for users to get rid of stuff they don't need anymore and find stuff they want for free. Listia is a marketplace where people enjoy giving and getting items for free.
Every user gets 100 free credits after signing up and listing an item. The more popular your listing is, the more credits your auction will go for. You bid credits for things you want. So each thing goes to the person who wants it most! Getting more credits is easy, fun and most importantly, costs nothing!
Let me know if you like it!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here is the official invitation from Smile Box:
If you go , I will probably see you there! I am planning on stopping by for a while myself, this company has some really neat new products right now!!!
Ms. Teri Kerr is one half of The Kerr Team and is with Keller Williams Realty!
To see some properties she has for sale , please visit her site:
And also keep in mind that she can sell your house if you are ever in the market to sell !
This company has some really beautiful products and they also have another division called Two Sisters Gourmet, which looks very Yummy!!!
Here is the website to check out if you want to take a look for yourself:
ps. Let me know if anyone gets to try any of the yummy treats, I am curious as to how they are!!
This company has some really great products, of course I always say that my favorite is the beer bread mix....but I have a lot of favorites with this company!
Check out some of the products she has to offer :
You will reorder anything you try, trust me!
She offers Girl's Nights In with her fantastic Passion Parties....and would love for any of us to host one with our friends anytime!
If you might be interested in doing so, please visit her website at:
Check out what she offers and see if you might be interested in hosting your own show or maybe just placing a private order from her instead!
To contact Kim by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
She would love to hear from you!
Pamela is a Mary Kay Consultant and is very good at what she does, if I am not mistaken, I believe she has been doing this for about 18 years now.
If you would like to learn more about Pamela and her business you can visit her website at:
If you want to learn more about Debbie and her business you can visit her website at :
Monday, September 6, 2010
Hopefully we will get some responses by the end of this week!
The second round of bags are being delivered to a MOPS group tomorrow to use as goodie bags for their members.....and then the last batch will be distributed to some school teachers here in Fayette County by Thursday of this week!
Please remember to email me if you get any contact from our Mommy Bags efforts. I have had a few reports already from August participants getting some response, so it is working ladies....keep it up and talk up Mommy Bags wherever you go, build the buzz. Make these groups really want to search us out.
Our Holiday Bag Campaign is coming up in November so get ready, if you have not received the email explaining the program, please email me asap so I can get the information to you before it is too late for you to participate!!
Best Business Wishes to all,
But while researching the Kindle I came across this offer at Amazon and thought I would share it with you guys:
I would love to hear from someone who has one and can give me some advice on whether or not it is something worth buying!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The name of the book I received is "You Changed My Life" Stories of Real People with Remmarkable Hearts by: Max Lucado and I can't wait to get started reading it...
Obviously you will be the first to know how the book really is, since I have to review it in my blog.....
So come back and visit to see what it was like!
Talk with you all soon,
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
With this program, you can receive the book for free to read and the only requirement is that you review it on your blog....pretty simple huh? I am going to try it out and will let you know how it goes!
Of course I will have to figure out how to find some spare time to read first....lol....
Friday, August 20, 2010
Check it out here:
I highly suggest this to all, even just try it out! It can't hurt to get more visitors to your website, it can only help!
And I would like to hear your suggestions and comments if you start using this free service and can tell a big differece in your website/ blog visitors!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Fat, AND Make Money the entire time? Well if this sounds like something of interest to you, I invite you to
take a good look at what Boresha has to offer you:
I am headed there right now myself....I love coffee and I would like to lose some weight, and I think everyone enjoys making money ,
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Well I sure am.....
This is our 2nd month for The Mommy Bags Campaign and we are just about finish with the bags and will be delivering them to the lucky recipients in about a week or so......
And just so you know, I will be sending out invitations for participation in the September Mommy Bags within the next week or so....if you read this and know you already want to sign up for the first time or to sign up again for the 2nd or third time, you are welcome to email me with your name, name of your business, and any questions you may have at email@example.com
Will be writing soon,
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Just wanted to mention a great new tool I just found and implemented on my own blogs and wanted to suggest you look into using it for your websites and blogs (if you have a blog!).
This is actually very neat! It is a Search Engine Submission Tool that does all the work for you and believe it or not, it is completely FREE! What a deal, right?
Here are the quick details: This site will submit your website/blog to 145 search engines for you automatically after you fill out a few short details about yourself and your site. It does take a little while for it to upload to all the search engines and it will tell you that it may take 6-8 weeks for your ad to actually appear but hey it's FREE, so who cares!!!
The site even provides Free Web Statistics, provides tools to optimize your website, and best of all just might increase traffic to your website. The time it takes to fill out the short form online is about 6 minutes and then it may take up to 10 minutes for the site to upload your site to all search engines, but it gives you the details on which submissions were successful and which ones failed.
I already did 2 of my blogs in the time it took me to type this blog post.....try it , it certainly can't hurt !!!!
Here is the link to the site again:
FREE Automatic Search Engine Submission Tool
Let me know if you use it and your results!
Monday, July 26, 2010
If anyone knows of a mommy group that might like to have a few Mommy Bags , please send them my information....I have already secured homes for about 150 of the August Bags but need to find homes for about 50 more.....so if you know someone who might want one let me know or just give them my email address!!!
Remember to pass the word around about Mommy Bags to your friends and associates, and if you refer a new contributor to Mommy Bags, you will receive a discount on your monthly fee!!!
Happy Marketing to you all,
Saturday, July 17, 2010
That's it, nothing more. There is not an obligation to buy anything, no sign up fees, no output of money of any kind! In fact they are offering you a $5 sign up bonus. Free $5 just to sign up to read emails. It doesn't get much better than that!
Here is the banner to click on to sign up and to receive the $5 bonus!
The 2nd and final round of July Bags will be delivered this week, around Wednesday! These bags are going to The Greater Lexington Paralegal Association and will be passed out at their Monthly Luncheon on July 29th .
I think they will be pleasantly surprised with the fabulous bags.
You ladies really did a great job with these first bags, I am very impressed with every one's fillers.......I can tell we have some awesome business ladies on this team!!!
I will be sending out an email later this weekend to see if anyone is interested in joining us in August. I know some of you have already told me you will be participating but I need a commitment so I can contact other reps from the companies if you aren't interested in participating next month. I have a waiting list, and they are getting restless!!
Talk with you all very soon,
Saturday, July 10, 2010
excited and a little scared at the same time, I don't want to get overwhelmed! LOL
I have received all payments, I am still waiting on a few people to bring me their fillers but they have scheduled a time to drop them off or will be in the morning.
I will be sending out an email when all bags are finished along with a picture of the final product so you all can see what each of the Mommies received!
Keep in mind that August in just around the corner and if you want to continue your journey with Mommy Bags , there will be some new rules/expectations in order to participate. So you will also be receiving an email with the "invitation" to sign up for August Mommy Bags before I send it out to everyone else.
Remember you are receiving the price of $25/month while new members are paying $30/month.
Keep in touch and feel free to post comments on here if you would like to do so....
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I have received fillers from only 5 of you so far.....I really need these fillers in order to proceed and have a successful marketing venture for everyone involved.
Please contact me as soon as possible with a definite date on when your fillers will be ready.
The book is called: Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Revised Edition by Andy Sernovitz
Here is a brief description of what you will find inside this book:
Who Is Talking About You?
Foreword by Seth Godin and Afterword by Guy Kawasaki.
Master the art of word of mouth marketing with this practical hands-on guide.
With straightforward advice and humor, marketing expert Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world's most respected and profitable companies get their best customers for free through the power of word of mouth.
Learn the five essential steps that make word of mouth work and everything you need to get started using them. Understand the real purpose of blogs, communities, viral email, evangelists, and buzz--when to use them and how simple it is to make them work.
Learn what sparks the irrepressible enthusiasm of Apple and TiVo fans. Understand why everyone is talking about a certain restaurant, car, band, or dry cleaner--and why other businesses and products are ignored. Discover why some products become huge successes without a penny of promotion--and why some multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns fail to get noticed.
Open your eyes to a new way of doing business--that honest marketing makes more money, because customers who trust you will talk about you. Learn how to be the remarkable company that people want to share with their friends. (edited by author)
Isn't word of mouth marketing what we all really strive for in our business? I mean it really is the best form of flattery in the business world!
And here is a handy link to Amazon's website where you can purchase this for yourself at a great discount:
Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Revised Edition
Monday, July 5, 2010
I just realized a few days ago that I have been giving out the wrong blogsite address for my main business.
Don't really have an excuse for this other than the fact that I have been extremely busy working on our very First Mommy Bags Campaign. I want this to be fantastic for everyone (you, the advertisers and for the Mommies/Women receiving the Bags)! So here is the CORRECT address to Lynn Marketing Concepts:
Please visit the site, I have been posting some suggestions (both free and low-cost) on how to market your business in an inexpensive and efficient way!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Weekend! We had a fabulous time spending the 4th of July with friends and family.....
Now back to the daily grind! lol
But on a more serious note, if you want to find a way to save/earn money back for all your purchases you make online, then it is imperative for you to sign up for Ebates. This website is wonderful, they have thousands of merchants you can shop and you earn a percentage of each purchase (every store is different on the percentage they "rebate" to you from your total purchase) back.....just like a regular Rebate, only there is no paperwork to fill out, no need to save receipts and mail them in either, you just go to Ebates and choose your store, place your order, then your rebate is automatically credited to your EBATES account. Then once a month they process your rebate into the form of payment that you choose: either a check sent to your address or they deposit it directly into your paypal account! How easy is that? It is very easy and I have been saving/earning for years with EBATES.
Check it out for yourself: Ebate Account Sign Up when you sign up through this link you will receive a $5.00 sign up bonus to get you started! And the ebates account is always free, heck they are paying you $5.00 to just sign up for a free account to save money/earn money back rebates.
Couldn't be any easier than this,
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Free online announcements for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, births, pets, graduations, business or any occasion!
The have a dedicated section for business announcements:
Have a new business? A new website? Want to promote your business? Or
did you just get promoted? Create a free business announcement or promotion announcement.
Again this wonderful resource can be found at www.amigram.com try it out today!
Mommy Bags campaign and if you want to learn more about Karen and her business please visit their
website at :
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Initially, you will need to be a significant and expert blogger. If you want to become a well-known blogger, you will need to be able to blog often. You have to post new blogs with fresh contents weekly; if you're able to post many times per week, very good. Try this and you may attract a huge amount of traffic to your site. You will get more publicity by blogging regularly. If you can't blog often, you must tell your readers. This way, your audience will not forget you.
When you a new blogger, you'll be able to request fellow bloggers with high PRs (page ranks) to switch links. When Yahoo along with other search engines like google rank pages, you can benefit a good deal. You can also get high rankings if you have many links with high PR pages. Exchange links are also very useful for bloggers. You'll be able to do this with your friends, relatives, colleagues, as well as other bloggers.
If you want, you can use Google to search for those who want to switch their links with yours. However, you should only exchange links with those that are related to your blogs. If not, don't exchange links. Unrelated exchange links will not be of any good to you.
When you begin blogging, just be sure you signup with Technorati.com. High rankings in this site may also mean more readers and possible subscribers for your web sites. Apart from Technorati.com, it's also wise to sign-up with feedburner.com. If you still haven't registered at those two websites, sign-up now. Conduct a research about Technorati.com and feedburner.com to find out more about these sites. You'll be able to also ask other bloggers about such sites.
Your blogs should also be responsive to search engines like google. Budding bloggers may find this a bit difficult but if you only try, you can benefit from it in the future. In all your blogging efforts, you need to always focus. Using this method, you can write powerful and interesting content that can catch the interest of many viewers and subscribers.
Hope this information is helpful to you ,
Here are some tips on how to get more for your business.
Here are seven things you can do to increase customer referrals at your business. They’re not complicated and they won’t cost you a fortune. And if you do them well and consistently, they’ll help you build a better business.
1. Talk to your customers.
Have real person-to-person conversations with as many customers as you can. If you have a lot of customers relative to your employees, then you’ll need to prioritize. Find ways to have real, meaningful and ongoing conversations with them.
This might mean inviting some to lunch. It might mean hosting get-togethers at your business. It might start with a survey and end with a phone call or a meeting. For others it might be virtual conversations using email or Web 2.0 tools.
2. Serve their needs.
Of course you’re doing this to make your company better. But everything you do in your customer referral effort needs to be useful from your customer’s perspective. Educate them while you engage them.
3. Engage your customers.
Find multiple ways to get your customers involved. For some people, just a regular phone call or lunch will be enough. For others you might get their help finding solutions to challenges you’re facing (using brainstorming or other facilitated meetings). Create communities for your customers to participate in. Forums and blogs are great for this. Software and online companies have done this for years but so can small businesses.
4. Get your employees involved.
Let your employees participate. Don’t script them or micro-manage their involvement. Let them get to know your customers and vice-versa. The more your customers know and like your employees, the more likely they will tell others to do business with you.
5. Hire customer friendly.
You can train, teach and coach a lot of things but being friendly is not one of them. And beyond just friendly, you should look for employees who make a habit of focusing on the customer, who go out of their way to take care of customer’s needs. One of the best ways to do this is to keep your eyes open when you are a customer. When you meet people who are very good, tell them what you do. Start a relationship so if they look for other work they might call you.
6. Post reminders.
This sounds basic but it works. Make posters of the top things your customers want from you. Include your “customer service standards” so everyone knows what the expectations are. Place them around your business so everyone can see them. Also, use post-it notes, emails, customer service calendars and any other fun ways you can think of to refresh your employee’s memories.
7. Celebrate good news.
When customers give you and your staff good feedback, share it. Have a party! Let all your staff know about it. Show your employees how important it is. Post it where people will see it. Send emails. Talk about it at staff meetings.
When your company is driven by service, your customers will notice. And they’ll like it. Serve them well and they’ll keep coming back. Even better, they’ll tell their friends too!
Again, this is just my way of helping you business ladies/and gentlemen out a little more with building your business to the success you know it can be!
So here are some simple tips for you to get started…
1. Stop multi-tasking now.
The phone, email, Facebook, Twitter... it all competes for your time and attention so you have a huge sense of busy-ness. But don’t mistake it for true productivity. Studies now show that multi-tasking doesn’t increase productivity or speed up the completion time for each task—it does just the opposite. (Type ‘Juggling Too Many Tasks Could Make You Stupid’ into a search engine for a great Wall Street Journal article by author Sue Shellenbarger.)
Instead, turn your phone and email off and focus for one hour straight (or if it takes less than an hour, focus until it’s done).
2. Act like you’re a franchise!
Everything in your business should be done the same way, every time. That means having set processes in writing.
Most people find the idea of sitting down and creating process documents and how-to’s for different tasks about as much fun as a trip to the orthodontist. But it needs to be done—even if you’re a solopreneur.
Otherwise you end up wasting time and your efforts lack consistency. Plus, when you’re ready to hire an employee or outsource tasks, those process docs make it a breeze to get the results you’re after.
3. Turn it down.
Be choosier about the work and clients you take on. It’s easy to say yes to any and every client or job that comes your way when you need the cash. But juggling as many as you can doesn’t inherently mean more success or revenues for your business.
In fact, it might just spread you thin, wear you out and actually make you less money since some clients are more high maintenance than others. Plus, you want to make sure your more lucrative projects or clients don’t suffer from your diluted attention and efforts.
4. Keep marketing regardless of your budget.
If you don’t market your business regularly you’re always going to struggle to find enough clients.
Thankfully there are plenty of low-cost ways to market any business.
Try putting out press releases online, participating on social networking sites and doing email marketing. Spruce up your bio. Or commit to attending live networking meetings every month. If you have something to say that potential clients might want to hear try blogging. You can create a blog for free on WordPress then add short articles, tips, audios or videos.
5. Get it off your plate!
If you’re really strapped for time, or you have tasks you just can’t stomach doing or are bad at, outsource to a Virtual Assistant (VA). This is one of my favorite solutions for getting more done with less effort—especially when it comes to online marketing!
VAs can do everything from answering email to setting up social networking profiles, building blogs, creating newsletters, sending holiday cards, and more. Some even specialize in online marketing. I hired my first VA team years ago and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done for my business—and for getting my own life back because I’m not chained to my computer trying to figure out how to do things like build a blog.
I do provide VA services through my Lynn Marketing Concepts Business: if you are interested in knowing more about that aspect of my business, please visit my other blog at :
Lynn Marketing Conceps
And notice how large I made #4, this is a biggie! You must constantly market your business if you want to be successful in any business!!!
In fact, this is quite useful for beginners of the business world. You will find that it is very hard to make everyone happy with the performance of your business. Therefore, you can follow the principle to serve the most important customers for your business instead of all of them.
If there are no such customers in your business, you lose in the competition already. If you wish to enjoy a large amount of loyal customers in the sales network, you have to know some useful ways to please them. For example, you have to keep good contact with them. If you know that they have a regularly purchase habit, you can send them reminders a few days before they make the purchase. Of course, it means that you have to keep the shopping habits of some customers in mind well.
You may say that it is hard to keep such record for all the customers. Well, I am not saying that you should treat every customer in this way. You should only treat part of the customers. The selection criteria depend on you, but you should only target about 20% of the customers. Or, you may select customers which can contribute to 20% of the total sales of your business.
When you try to target these customers, you can give them some extra offers or discounts. For example, you can try to offer them professional help for them to use the products efficiently. You may also give them some bonus coupons so that they can enjoy a price reduction when they purchase the products.
Doing promotion or advertising work will surely be needed if you want to explore new market. However, you should never sell your business in a hard-sell mood. It is very annoying to promote your products in that way. If you are the customer, you also want to have some interesting and professional articles to read instead of some hard-selling articles which are very annoying.
But when you are giving the information to your customers, you should make sure that you are not giving too much. You should not tell everything at once when they contact you and ask you the questions. Keep something in your mind first. Make them curious about your information and tell them bit by bit. This can surely make them loyal to your business and this can surely increase the trust from your customers.
To conclude, you should figure out some unique ways to provide impressive services to the clients of your company. It can help your business to be outstanding in the market.
Just some informational tips that I will be providing from time to time so check back frequently!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Amanda also has a blogsite you are welcome to visit:
Everyone is invited to join this event for free.
"Navigating Education In Today's World"
Join our discussions on:
Planning Education to move students from the classroom, through college and into the workplace.
Explore the facets of Traditional, Private, and Homeschool methods for success. Learn how to inspire students to take ownership of their education.
Facilitator: Dr. Robert V. Hale
Friday- July 23, 2010
@ Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Hamburg Pavilion, 1932 Pavilion Way
The panel of experts will include college planners, admissions officers, and professors from University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Transylvania University, Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, Asbury University and Others.
For more information or if you have questions, contact Judy Mortkowitz.
MacPherson Academy, (859) 619-2040
Please share this event information with all your friends and family.
It is a social fashion network made up of people from all around the world answering each other's fashion related questions.
Think of it as a giant fitting room, with people to give you thumbs up or down on your looks. Our goal is to create a community where people can come and have their fashion related questions answered and a channel to share fashion tips and advice.
We are still in private beta. You will need an invitation to join, come in for a sneak peek. And I received an invitation and joined and they gave me 5 free invites to hand out to my clients.
So if you are interested in getting even more exposure for your website or blog, email me and the first 5 people to get in touch with me and ask for an invite, will receive one for FREE!
Oh, and the site is completely FREE as well at this time so get in while it's free. Free advertising is never a bad thing!
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 26, 2010
to join our Mommy Bags in July. This is an alternative school for your youngsters and if you would like to see
what they have to offer please visit their website:
This company offers lots of great scrapbooking and stamping items for your crafting needs.....
Please visit her website below:
When our son came home (he is adopted from S. Korea) I was so unsure of what to do and asked my Mom for
ideas and activities to make sure he got the best most educational start in life. I wanted it to be fun, as I think
learning should be, yet well rounded, inexpensive and educational. A big task but my Mom is great and her 48
years of experience with children under six ensures she is a wealth of ideas and knowledge. I tried for years to get
her to write a book, but she is so busy with ‘her babies’ that she never did it. Then, I decided to homeschool and
created my own curriculum for Wyatt when he turned 3. I figured why let it go to waste, I told my Mom I’d write
it and she could help me when I got stuck and edit it to make sure I didn’t screw up! We are pleased with the end
result and having it on CD allows us to update the materials with new ideas, expanded information, pictures and
such very easily. We also have worked really hard to make it as affordable as possible for families, life is so ]
expensive already. And in her own words, pretty inspiring if you ask me!
If you want to check out her company please visit:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
One of the main keys to getting customers to spend more of their dollars with you is to provide great customer service. If you take good care of them, they will open their wallets to you in future dollars. Good service leads to multiple sales.
Remember this. Whoever provides the great service that the client can’t get from others puts themselves in line for greater sales…greater wealth…greater satisfaction… and great referrals!
Wishing you massive profits and success,
P.S. You can also find an incredibly effective, yet inexpensive marketing tool that will make your phone ring off the hook with new customers on autopilot at
Mobile Business Card Holders
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
go to this link:
Feel free to leave comments on either blog too!
these very lucky Mommies! So I want this one to knock their socks off! If you know of someone else who is in
business for themselves and might be interested in this marketing opportunity, please give them my email address
so we can have loaded down Mommy Bags!
Have them contact me at :
you! I have personally used many of their products and the quality is amazing and so is the creativity involved in
If you want to see for yourself just visit her website:
take a look at all the wonderful offerings they have please visit:
It even sounds like lots of fun!
Monday, June 21, 2010
She is a Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant. And let me just tell you guys that they have the best pre-made mixes you will ever fine. I think their beer bread is one of my absolute favorites!
If you want to learn more about Jen and her Tastefully Simple business , please visit her website:
She is an Independent Consultant for a wonderful company I know very well called Pampered Chef. I love all their products and cook with them on a regular basis!
If you want to learn more about Angela's business please visit her webiste:
More great news to follow!
Friday, June 18, 2010
It is a Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center: They offer Spa Services, 3D/4D Ultrasounds, Maternity Products, and Gift Certificates!!! And best of all, they are located in Hamburg Pavillion, that has got to be on everyone's favorite list of shopping venues.
To learn more about Crystal and about her business Baby Belly Spa, please visit her website:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
If you want to check out Linda's website, please do;
We are so excited to have you in our new marketing program!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
She is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and if you aren't familiar with this company, let me just tell you that it is fabulous! Especially for those of us who have a crafty nature or a desire to be crafty. This is a definite must for crafters of all areas!
If you want to become familiar with Stampin'Up you can visit Shelley's website:
And if you want to become more familiar with Ms. Shelley Hopps, you can visit her blog:
Again welcome Shelley to what is going to be a very exciting opportunity for us all!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Also heard from another Local Mommy Group yesterday:
The Lexington Mommy and Me Group
Stacy Plumlee -Owner
Here is the website if you would like to check it out:
Stacy and her member will all be receiving a sizeable amount our first edition of Mommy Bags in July, and I have a feeling that they are really going to enjoy these Mommy Bags!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On another note, in case you were wondering, I don't limit the amount of Opportunity Participants! I feel that the more fillers, gifts, items, contributions in our Mommy Bags, the better! These Women/Moms will feel so important, greatful, and special when they receive their bags and they will be sure to share the news with all their friends and family.....which means more requests for Mommy Bags and more potential customers for everyone!!!! And isn't that the reason we are doing this in the first place, that IS our mission with MOMMY BAGS! Increase potential customers and get our "business" in front of as many people as possible!
I will be posting the names of Mommy Groups/Women's Groups who have already "ordered" their July Mommy Bags and I will also be posting requests for specific business types to include in our Mommy Bags.
This is a fantastic opportunity and I hope that everyone who can, will take full advantage of this very specialized targeted market of motivated shoppers/buyers!
I purposely kept the price point as reasonable as possible so more people could participate and benefit from this unique idea.
Keep in touch,
Lynn Marketing Concepts
Small Business Marketing On a Budget
Founder of the Mommy Bag Marketing Program
Don't forget to share this exciting and unique marketing opportunity with your friends, family, business associates. and anyone else you can think of.....
Also, feel free to post a link to this blog on your blog or website and leave a comment on here with a link to your website or blog......
I am all about helping my fellow business associates out as much as possible!
My specialty is small business marketing and I would enjoy getting to know each one of you and learning more about each of your businesses.
I offer a variety of services and would appreciate the opportunity to work with anyone needing help with their business marketing.
If you have any marketing questions, concerns, or advice feel free to contact me at the my email address: email@example.com
We, as small business owners need to support each other in our goals to become successful and independent. If I can be of further assistance please contact me.
All payments ($30 per month) and all fillers are due to me by the 1st of the month that you will be participating. There can be no exceptions to this rule since I am on a very tight schedule the rest of the month with preparing the bags and taking orders. And I only accept 1 person from each direct sales company, as this is the only fair way to do business, so be sure to get your participation requests in to me as early as possible. ( For example: I would not accept fillers from 2 representatives from Mary Kay for the same month , but I will accept 1 representative of Arbonne, 1 from Mary Kay and 1 from BeautiControl as these are all 3 different companies!) As for independent/individually owned businesses, I will accept more than 1 person from the same type of company, this is called fair competition! (For example: I will accept fillers from 3 different Beauty Salons, Weight Loss Companies, Clothing Stores, etc.)
1. Your business is put in front of a very targeted and receptive audience of women who love to support other women.
2. You will receive a list of every group that received Mommy Bags for the month that you participated. This is a great way to follow up with a thank you card or letter to keep your business fresh in their minds. I will provide an address for the Mommy Group or Women’s Group where the Mommy Bags were delivered. A perfect way to build relationships with potential customers is to send a personalized letter or note card to the group to set your business apart from everyone else!
3. You don’t have to compete with your fellow business consultants as we only allow 1 from each direct sales company to participate in any given month.
4. This is a ground floor opportunity, June is the first month for Mommy Bags, and you never know where this may lead. The opportunities are limitless at this time, as we intend on exploring every avenue available with these Mommy Groups and Women’s Groups. (My hope is that we will eventually have live events that we “put on” for these ladies. Wouldn’t you like to have the opportunity to be a part of something Big like that?)
5. The Holidays are just around the corner so to speak! We are building a great foundation with these groups in advance to invite them to a great event once we get closer to the holiday season. And we will only be including those women who choose to participate in the Mommy Bag Program as participants!
Mommy Bags are distributed the last week of each month. This gives me plenty of time to get all the participants fillers and payments in on time, and still gives me plenty of time to put the bags together. I accept “orders” for the Mommy Bags via email all month long from Mommy Groups and other Women’s Groups and this also allows me time to plan my delivery route in the most convenient and economical way. All Mommy Bags are provided to Mommy Groups and Women’s Groups FREE of charge!
• Pens / Pencils
• Web Cards
• Key Chains
• Discount Cards
• Book Marks
• Mini Craft Kits
• Soap Shavings
• Scent Cards
• Business Cards
Although, ultimately it is up to you as to what you want include in the bags!!!
If you have any ideas to share with the group, please feel free to post them here!
What is a Mommy Bag? A Mommy Bag is a packet of advertising pieces, coordinated by Lynn Marketing Concepts, in order to broaden the advertising market of small businesses here in Lexington, Kentucky. We want to encourage all small businesses to participate in this unique opportunity, we are especially interested in reaching those small businesses owned and operated by women. There is a $30 fee to participate each month in the Mommy Bags advertising package and this includes the distribution of your information in 200 bags, and the only other fees involved are in what you decide to create or include as your advertising piece for the Mommy Bags! Generally, Mommy Bags are not shipped out, but passed out at events, craft fairs, expos, doctor’s offices, markets, hair salons, with orders and many more places.
The $30 fee to participate each month (includes 200 bags per month) helps cover the cost of the bags, decorations for the bags, delivery costs for taking the bags to different locations, advertising costs incurred to get the word out about Mommy Bags, and a very small fee for my time to assemble all the bags! (When you think about it, $30 a month is really a very small price to pay for the type of targeted marketing that the Mommy Bags offer!)