I started my first business in 2011 with a determine heart and mind. My first business went “okay,” so when I opened my coaching practice in 2013, I thought for sure it would be smooth sailing. Wow, was I wrong! As I reflect back on my entrepreneurial journey, I learned some valuable lessons – things I wish someone would have told me when I started my business.
So, if you’re starting a business – or maybe are a struggling entrepreneur – here are some lessons that I learned that I want to share with you:
There will be days when you want to quit
If I had a dime for every day when I wanted to throw in the towel, I would be a millionaire. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint at heart. There are lots of bad days. There are lots of times when you wonder what the hell you’re doing. There are even more times when you think how easy it would be to just work for someone else.
Entrepreneurs, a bad day is just that – a bad day.It’s not an indicator of your future success. Hang in there. Continue reading →
One of the most important elements of email marketing is writing subject lines that get people to open your emails. How many times have you received a marketing email from someone and never opened it? Chances are more than once, and more than likely, it’s because the subject line didn’t grab you.
So, as you think about email marketing, how can you write effective email subject lines that get your subscribers to open your email? Here are 9 tips that will help:
#1: Keep the subject line short
Ideally, you should keep your subject line to 50 characters or less. In fact, the shorter, the better! Continue reading →
Finding the right tools to help your coaching practice or business is a sure-fire way to make the best use of your time. Many people ask me what tools I use to manage my coaching business. In this blog post, I will share with you some of my favorite software tools that I use frequently at Your Branding Power.
For months now, I have been working on a workbook to sell on my website. Its working name is “Workbook for Success,” and it takes the reader through the six steps of the Your Branding Power™ personal branding process. I also plan on adapting chapters of the workbook into an online class that would incorporate coaching calls by me. This workbook is the foundation for my coaching business model. Continue reading →