Connie Ragen Green, podcast creator, author, mentor, and online marketer. Now that sounds like the way I like to be introduced. This week’s podcast is from me alone, and I go into great detail about what we must all do in the new year to continue to grow our online businesses.
I’ve been doing a weekly podcast for one full year now, so if you have missed any of the fifty podcast interviews be sure to subscribe on iTunes to download them all.
In the picture above I’m at the beach in Santa Barbara, working on my iPad. Being able to work from anywhere I have an Internet connection is one of the best things about having an online business.
I have proclaimed 2013 ‘The Year to Simplify, Collaborate, and Publish’. If you are already online, you may need to simplify as well. Recently I read a post from Sir Richard Branson, the British business magnate and founder of Virgin and many other companies, related to the importance of keeping business simple. Collaborating has to do with connecting with others in order to help one another with business, and publishing has to do with the opportunity we now all have to get our writing out to the world through self-publishing.
The importance of having mentors to guide you through the various areas of your life cannot be emphasized enough. Many people have helped me to achieve the success I am enjoying these days. Look for people to mentor to in the areas where you need help, and then mentor others in the areas you are knowledgeable in.
I also discuss how to market yourself. This begins locally, in your own community, and then expands to other locales around the world. I also discuss using your blog, press releases, and your affiliates to help you to expand more quickly.
Product creation will increase your online income substantially. Every time you create a new information product you learn more and have an additional income stream. Over time this will build up your inventory and give you the leverage you need to move forward in a huge way. Keep the products simple, and then add more to them over time.
The look and feel of your sites is now more important than ever. Homemade sites used to be acceptable, but these days every site we own must look and feel professional. If technology is not your strong suit, find someone to help you with your online presence so that you can easily compete with anyone else on the Internet.
When thinking about your life and your business, you do not have to choose one idea over another. Get used to saying AND, not OR, and then do whatever you need to do to have everything you want in your life. I am here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me.