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Jill’s Top 6 Marketing Articles from 2017

I love yearly round ups of my top articles! These are the blog posts and videos with the highest readership for 2017. Essentially, they were picked by you!

Jill's Top 6 Marketing Articles of 2017 by Jill Celeste, www.JillCeleste.comBefore I delve into the list, I wanted to say thank you for reading my blog posts and watching my videos. I pour a lot of heart and soul into each marketing strategy, and it’s enormously gratifying to know they help you.

If you ever have a blog post or video idea, please be sure to let me know! You can send me a message through my Facebook Page anytime.

Without further ado, here is my list of Top 6 Marketing Articles from 2017. Enjoy!

#1: Marketing As An Invert

Marketing as an introvert. Jill Celeste. www.JillCeleste.com

I was not surprised to see that Marketing As An Introvert was my top article in 2017. As an introvert, I attract a lot of fellow introverts. Additionally, many Lightworkers and purpose-driven entrepreneurs are introverted, so it seems natural that they would like advice on how to market as an introvert.

This blog post provides tips on how to balance your introversion with the need to “get out there” through networking, speaking, and attending conferences. I share with you my strategies, which you are welcome to benchmark. Read more. Continue reading

5 Ways To Go Bigger With Your Marketing

Marketing your business and expertise isn’t about doing the same things all the time. Yes, you want to turn up the volume on what’s working for your business, but you also need to stretch out of your comfort zone. You want to go bigger with your marketing to help extend your reach and reputation.

So, how do you do that? Check out this marketing strategy where I outline five ways you can go bigger with your marketing.

5 Ways to go Bigger With Your Marketing. Jill Celeste. www.JillCeleste.com

#1: Write a book

Nothing says “I am an expert” like authoring a book about your niche. And with the popularity of ebooks, you can self-publish an ebook to reach a bigger audience without waiting for a nearly-impossible-to-get book deal. Make sure, though, that you invest in a good editor for your ebook. Typos, misspelled words and incorrect grammar are real turn-offs and will hurt your credibility as an expert.

#2: Teach a class

Between online classes and face-to-face instruction, teaching a class is another great way to go bold with your marketing. You can create an online course, or teach in-person workshops where you charge a fee for a half-day or daylong class. Also, check out local colleges and universities to explore opportunities for adjunct professor positions.

#3: Find paying speaking opportunities

The keynote speakers you see at conferences aren’t there for free; they have charged the conference sponsor for their time and knowledge (and are often well compensated). After you’ve done a host of free events, start looking for paying speaking opportunities. Check out local speakers’ bureaus and then expand to national ones (use Google to find the best speaking bureaus for you). Also, make sure you’ve created a “signature talk” that you can deliver at a moment’s notice. With a presentation in your back pocket, you’ll be more confident in finding speaking opportunities.

#4: Create a professional group or organization

Does your niche have a professional organization? If not, here’s a golden opportunity to grow your business while generating income. Create a professional group or organization with membership fees and benefits. Most groups start out at a local level and then grow from there. You may also want to reach out to other leaders in your niche for their assistance in growing your association.

#5: Land a media interview

Having a journalist interview you as an expert in your field can boost your brand exponentially. First, research local and national journalists who report on stories similar to your niche. Then, begin reaching out to them. Don’t start with a pitch, though. This is an exercise in relationship building. Get to know the reporter, and over time, let him know that you would be happy to help him if the journalist ever needs an expert in your field. The idea is to lend a helping hand, being a time-saver who can assist the reporter when he is against a deadline.

Go big or don't grow. Jill Celeste. www.JillCeleste.com

Here’s the thing to remember: Go big or don’t grow.

When you take bold steps, such as the ones outlined in this blog post, your brand will grow, allowing you to attract your ideal clients and serve more people.

Jill Celeste - Marketing CoachABOUT JILL

Jill Celeste, MA is a bestselling author, marketing teacher and founder of the Celestial Marketing Academy. Jill teaches purpose-driven entrepreneurs everything they need to know about marketing so they can become the Directors of Marketing for their businesses.

Jill is the author of the Amazon Top 25 Bestselling Marketing Book, That First Client, as well as the co-author of the bestseller, Cultivating Joy, and international bestseller, Gratitude and Grace.

Jill graduated with a B.A. in English from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She obtained her master’s degree in history from the State University of Georgia in Carrollton. Prior to becoming a marketing coach, Jill worked for 14 years in the private sector, and has experience in marketing and public relations in healthcare, IT and small business.

Jill lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, two sons, three guinea pigs and a basset hound named Emma.

For more information about Jill’s programs, please visit www.jillceleste.com. To get a free copy of Jill’s Amazon Bestselling book, That First Client, please go to www.ThatFirstClient.com.

That First Client by Jill Celeste

How To Find Joy In Your Business

CJ_250x250-Website-BannerHello blog readers! Today, I am celebrating the BESTSELLER status of the book I co-authored, Cultivating Joy.  This amazing anthology, prepared by my friend and publisher, Linda Joy, features the soul-inspiring stories of 38 amazing women (including me!)  who share their intimate stories of transformation. Cultivating Joy also includes Reflection Questions after each story, which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life.

For a limited time you can get over 50 transformational gifts with your copy of Cultivating Joy. Grab your copy today: www.CultivatingJoyBook.com.

Ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that the entrepreneurial journey is a bumpy one. Sometimes you hit a high point of total elation and then get blindsided by sucker punch.

Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart, right?

So, how can you stay enthusiastic about your business, knowing there will be days when you wonder why you’ve chosen the entrepreneurial life?

The trick is to find the joy in your business! When you tap into the joy, you’ll feel rejuvenated and re-energized about your business. Here are some tips to help you: Continue reading

Being Happy As An Entrepreneur Is A Choice

Hello blog readers! Today, I’m excited to be a Happiness Crusader and joining over 100 women in spreading the message of #ChoosingHappiness to women around the world, inspired by best-selling author Linda Joy. Today is the official release of Linda’s new book, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness, which features the soul-inspiring stories of 27 amazing women who share their intimate stories of transformation. Choosing Happiness also includes Reflection Questions after each story, which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life.

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Being Happy As An Entrepreneur Is A ChoiceOwning a business is a tough job.

In addition to sharing your gifts, you have to keep your business operating, the marketing wheels turning and your employees fulfilled. If you’re like me, your immediate circle of family and friends are not entrepreneurs, and it’s difficult to share your struggles with them. In fact, entrepreneurship can be downright lonely.

When I started my first business in 2010, I rode on a “I’m-outta-corporate” high that sustained me for a while. My business was doing okay, and the novelty of being an entrepreneur was keeping me content.

However, after two years of running my agency, I knew there was more I needed to do with my gifts. I was put on this earth to teach, and my agency did not offer me a chance to teach and share. So, I started my second business – a private coaching practice – to help deliver my gifts more fully to the world.

Here’s the thing: Opening my second business was the right thing for me to do, but it was not the easiest. People knew me as a social media expert who implemented great solutions, not as a marketing coach with vast knowledge that could serve them.

Six months after I declared my coaching practice “open for business,” I still had not secured one client. Not one.

That’s when the unhappiness set in. And it hit me like a tornado.

I remember lying on my couch in the middle of the night, crying because I felt certain that I should go back to a corporate job so I can earn more money. The sadness enveloped me like a fog.

I would break through my sadness at times when little moments of joy would find their way into my life. But these little joyful moments seemed fleeting: There for just a moment before escaping out of my grasp.

Do you see how I was interpreting happiness and joy? Fleeting, temporary, little.

No wonder I wasn’t happy! I was choosing to focus on the unhappiness, instead of the moments of joy that were indeed much bigger than I was giving them credit for.

I didn’t fall into this realization on my own, and it didn’t hit me like a ton of bricks either. It was a gradual process, seeing the signs from the Universe that were telling me:

Jill, happiness is an inside job. It’s a choice – one you can make, or not.

Happiness is a choice

Here’s the cool part:  Once the “you-choose-happiness” realization became part of my mindset, everything changed for my business.

I attracted more of my ideal clients. I tapped into more opportunities to teach. I took more risks. I made my money.

And, most importantly, I was happier. So much happier.

Do I still have days of unhappiness? You bet. However, instead of dwelling there, I now make those unhappy thoughts fleeting, little and temporary. I shift my focus to the happy parts of my life. I thank The Universe for my blessings (for there are many!). I have learned that those unhappy moments are just the “breakdowns before the breakthroughs” – the speed bumps you have to navigate over in your journey – and I thank The Universe for them too.

Entrepreneurs, happiness is a choice. I challenge you to find the happiness and joy in your day, even when things seem bleak. I am living proof that when you choose happiness, your business thrives. Embrace those joyful moments and show gratitude for your abundance. You’ll be so happy that you did.


Choosing Happiness

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