Today’s Topic for Day 18 of #StepsNoExcuses was Being Evergreen and Everywhere!
I did a Facebook Live for today too!
Evergreen is actually my favorite topic so far. Why? Because it never goes away and products like Autoresponders for email marketing, tracking programs and website hosting are always going to be needed in your business.
You need them in your business so other people coming online are going to need them as well. This makes them perfect to promote as affiliate products.
You’re already using them so you’re a product of your product
Your subscribers are going to need them for their business so you can recommend what you are using.
Yes, email marketing is an evergreen habit!
You can use List Nerds to practice and hone your email marketing skills.
Use it to test your subject headings, your calls to action, the bodies of the emails themselves. It is not about getting subscribers or getting someone to buy anything.
It is about learning what will work and what will not.
You don’t need to have a huge budget or thousands of followers to be visible online.
You do need to hustle!
Be everywhere you can as much as you can everyday!
Yesterday was six months since my Mom passed away and then this morning we found out that a very dear friend of our family passed away during the night. She was more like family.
My Mom, her friend Mary, who passed away today and another lady friend, Elvera, who has also been gone for some time now, all worked together at the parish school that we attended from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Elvera and Mary worked in the school kitchen preparing wonderful home made hot lunches for all of us kids. Mom was the school secretary and the church secretary.
Those ladies were at our house for dinners and parties and other events in our lives. We had so much fun with them too. As they got older and weren’t able to drive themselves any more my husband and I would go and get them at their homes and bring them to my Mom and Dad’s house for visits and then another couple we know would take them home because they lived on the same side of town.
It is a little difficult keeping my composure so getting on camera wasn’t really an option but wanted to make sure that I at least put a blog post up.
I live in Southeastern Wisconsin where the weather is always an adventure. Yesterday began several days of very cold weather. It’s called a Polar Vortex. We are just fortunate that we can stay in and be warm and cozy. My husband made chicken soup last night so we will be having that for supper this evening.
I am taking this afternoon to experiment with uploading a video and then embedding it on a post.
I am using tags on the post that will go to blogging platforms on the Hive blockchain. This will enable me to reach a wider audience with my content. Your content can’t be removed or your account shut down. Your content is your content. Always.
It will also help me to earn crypto currency. Yes, that’s right. You can earn crypto currency by sharing content on the blockchain. This is a nice little bonus to make it possible to begin from zero and build a business online.
Last Tuesday I started an interview series with entrepreneurs called My 1440.
I had been on several Zoom meetings but never hosted one until then. I had my first interview with Jon Olson from Click Track Proft that morning. I remembered to press record and got the recording downloaded and saved. Whew, that was easy or so I thought.
My second interview was that evening with Blain Jones, also from Click Track Profit. Again, I remembered to record it and save it.
I did not realize, until I went to the folder where the recordings were saved, that unless I changed the name, the recordings are saved with the same name. So, when I saved the recording from the interview with Blain I overwrote the recording of the interview with Jon.
Lucky for me that when I messaged Jon and told him what I had done he very nicely agreed to redo the interview last Friday morning. By that time I had downloaded the Zoom client software which saved the new interview in its own folder.
I guess one thing I was confused about was when I joined other Zoom meetings something was always downloading so I thought it was the client. Um, no!
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Good Morning and Happy Thankful Thursday! It is so important to wake up feeling grateful. It gives the day a fantastic beginning.
The first thing I am thankful for is my fantastic marriage and relationship with my husband. He provides me with the support both emotional and financial to pursue my online business.
The second thing I am thankful for is the fact that I can spend time learning skills that will help me grow my business. I can help many people with what I am learning now. It is pretty exciting to think about that.
I am also thankful to live near my parents and be able to help them as necessary. Building a business online provides me with the time flexibility to do that.
Even though I get a little down sometimes I remind myself to focus on what I have and not worry about what I don’t have. Enjoy your day!
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The other night we got a call from my husband’s daughter. She is a performer at an amusement park. They are closing the show that she has been in since she started there.
Her father and I have been telling her for months that she should start looking for other work.
What if You Don’t Want to Leave Your Job?!
Expand your skills and look at what else you can do in your industry. Do you want to find a way to work at home and stay in your industry? The important thing here is to update your skills and you will not have to fear the worst.
Great Book About Creating a Side Hustle and Updating Your Skills
Read The Side Hustle Bible by James Altucher. Get a hold of it and read it for content and then go through it again and again. There are so many examples of people who have taken the skills they have, updated them and created Side Hustles. They have been able to quit their jobs if they wanted to or just worked at both their job and their side business. I am going to have this book forever because I am always looking for new ideas for new businesses.
Let’s start with an answer to that question. When you are on a social media platform and you see a word or phrase preceded by # (pound sign), that is a Hashtag. It’s purpose is to draw attention to words or phrases to make them easier to find on social media. That is the easiest way to explain it, for me anyway.
Here is a definition I found on the Sprout Social Blog: hash·tag: A word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it.
How are Hashtags used on Social Media Platforms?
That is where it gets tricky. Each Social Media platform has its own rules and guidelines for using Hashtags. From what I could gather, it is better on most platforms to use fewer Hashtags or you could damage your engagement. So, sounds to me like erring on the side of caution makes sense.
That’s all for Today!
Yes, I am just learning about all of this myself and plan on more posts going forward. In summary, Hashtags are important for organizing, categorizing and getting found on social media. But don’t get crazy and use too many of them or it could lessen rather than increase your chances of getting found.
Waiting For Another Snow Storm and Happy I Work at Home!
Good Morning Everyone,
We are waiting for another snowfall here in Southeastern Wisconsin. I have already cancelled a breakfast outing that I had tentatively planned for tomorrow because I don’t leave my apartment when it snows. We are supposed to get as much as 5 to 8 inches of snow between tonight and tomorrow evening. As you may have guessed I am not a fan of the white stuff or being out in it.
How I Spent the Past Weekend!
Saturday I spent working online early in the day and on Saturday evening we went out to my nephew’s house to see my sister (his mom) and wife and their two young sons (my great nephews). They enjoyed not having to take those babies out in the cold weather. They just about have to pack up the whole house just to get them to my parents’ house for a visit. Okay, exaggerating just a bit. It was a great visit. Had a nice dinner. My parents made lasagna and we had salad and garlic bread. It was a relatively early evening. We got home nice and early so there was plenty of time to wind down before bed.
Yesterday, Sunday, I didn’t do very much online. Roy and I ran a couple of errands after breakfast. When we came back he worked on the taxes and I did some other household chores. It is nice to have time to catch up on the things we don’t have time for during the week.
No, We Did Not Watch the Grammy Awards Last Night!
I think we are unique in that we don’t watch award shows or the Super Bowl. No, we didn’t watch the Super Bowl either. We don’t hate the Super Bowl or Award shows. It is more an indifference and a preference to spend the time we have off doing things that will enhance our lives.
That is All for Today!
Have a nice Monday! I will be back here again soon to share more of my online journey.