5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 9, from #Introvert Inspirer

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With the wealth of articles and blog posts, it’s impossible to read everything of interest within the time dedicated to these findings.

But, fortunately, some things on the Internet are still free.

In a coaching ezine I have been receiving for at least five years, something caught my eyes in their notification that their ezine would no longer continue to be free.

Years ago almost everything online was free. Today, commercialization and advertising dominate.

Except for blogs mostly, I’d say this is reality. Likely that could be interesting reading for one or more blog posts.

Here’s what I found of interest this week. And truthfully, not too much of added value in the introvert realm.

 

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 9, from #Introvert Inspirer

 

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Publisher And Author: Book Marketing

marketing-mixMarketing is on my mind although Communication Toolkit for Introverts: Top Skills for Everyday Business Situations is not due for release until February or March 2014. You have some questions about marketing.

If you are interested how this series about the process of publishing a book the traditional route started, read here, How a publisher selects your work: a publisher knocked before I thought about a book

Then the blog series about publisher and author relationship being with the first round of answering questions,  How a publisher might select your work: how do you get found?

This is the one blog post with some of the most comments, http://patricia-weber.com/publisher-author-tribe-timelines-discipline Publisher and Author: Tribe, Timelines and Discipline

More back blog post references for this series next time.

My background is sales and marketing and so I am starting to research best practices of collaborating as publisher and author for book marketing on my non-writing days. Here is what you are asking:[Continue Reading…]

The Marketing Playing Field Has Leveled

Power Up ProfitsThe face of business has changed. With over 8 million U.S. businesses currently women-owned equating to  an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and/or maintenance of 23 million jobs.

Today, more than ever, women are in a position to impact their market in a huge way. But! and this is a big but, you must be willing to stand in your power and share your message.

In years past both men and women struggled with getting their message out to market unless they had huge budgets. Today, the playing field has leveled. Regardless if a business is run by one person or boasts dozens of employees, there is ample opportunity to reach your market in cost effective ways.

One of the greatest changes to happen online is social networks and social media. Social media has changed the way people communicate with each other online and offers a greater opportunity than ever to share your message with the world. It offers incredible opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for their own perfect clients.

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Power Up to Profits – A Book to Boost Your Marketing Energy

Those beautiful butterflies are somewhat a symbol of this! They fascinate me lately because of them flitting and fluttering around our butterfly bush.

Butterflies are continually transforming: from birth as an egg, to being a caterpillar, to cocooning and to becoming a butterfly.

If you want to transform your business, why not, like the butterfly, accept each stage as a necessary step to your vision? Then you might be able to know that something more full for you lies ahead.

Recently I took advantage of downloading two free chapters of Kathleen Gage’s new book, Power Up for Profits: The Smart Women’s Guide to Online Marketing. It actually would work for men as well.[Continue Reading…]

What I Learned About Persistence from our iRobot Mimi

Yes, my husband and I have a robot. My son convinced me it was a cool way for us to – cut back on our housekeeper expenses without me having to do all the work.

And wow, I amazed what Mimi, our name of the Mint iRobot, can do. I’m not sure where or how that name came to me but we call our robot, Mimi.



My blogger friend Catarina Alexon just blogged about, Want to turn your phone into a robot? as I was putting this post in draft form. So you can see, robots are – hot, hot, hot.[Continue Reading…]