You have started your WAHM business and you are excited!
Opportunities will be opening for you that you never had before.
Running your own business will be very rewarding yet can also be a daunting task. With a plan and some actions, that daunting task becomes second nature.
I want to talk today about the most daunting task I feel I had to conquer and that is starting and running my email list. But that will come later in the post. For now, I need you to be sure you know two things before we more on.
In the beginning, there are two things you definitely need to do. Know your product. Know your customer or your target market.
Having working knowledge of both these business factors will make running your business and your email list much more simple.
. . . Read More: Online WAHM Marketing: Start Your Email List Today
Content Marketing for WAHMs
If you have been trying to learn about how to make your business become more popular online, you have most likely run across a phrase that many entrepreneurs, bloggers, businesses, and marketers use:
And if you are like me a couple of years ago, these 2 simple words perplex you. They certainly confused me.
First, I did not come from a marketing background, I came from an offline business background.
Second, I had heard of marketing and knew what it is but this phrase was new to me.
Three, I was thinking my offline business does not need “content” to market. We had been thriving on word of mouth and business cards to make our business thrive.
But a few years ago I was trying to carve my own way online by starting a blog and becoming part of this expansive blogging community. I wanted to to become a Work from Home Mom online. I wanted to
. . . Read More: Content Marketing Breakdown: You No Longer Need to Feel Lost
Do you ever feel you are working very hard with your business yet getting nowhere? Some may believe it is their product that is not a great seller but did you ever think it is that you are trying to sell to the wrong people?
Jane loves to crochet and believes she’s pretty good at it. So she decides to open an Etsy shop and showcase her best work.
Many people buy her crocheted baby hats and blankets but they never buy her gloves or shawls. She is very confused.
Jane just can’t understand why her best work is not selling yet some stuff is “flying of the shelves.”
Jane never looked into who is buying her goods. From the looks of it, I would say new moms are.
Jane simply needs to do some research to find that there could be a market for selling crocheted baby clothing.
If Jane continues to make shawls and gloves and not make
. . . Read More: Defining Your Target Market for the WAHM
April 2013 “Brute Force” Attack on WordPress Blogs
Last week, along with 90,000 other sites, my site received a file that was flagged as Malware. What the hackers are trying to do is get into sites that kept the login name “admin”.
I had been warned numerous times to change my login from “admin” to some other name, but I figured if I had some crazy, funky, long password hackers would never get into my site. Well, I was wrong, sort of.
They were not able to get in but they did place a file within my site that somehow tries many different passwords until it does breach.
What Did I Do?
First, I became very scared. I felt lost. I felt I was going to loose my blog and my business, I did not want to start over.
I don’t know anything about certain files that are kept with my site. All Google was telling me
. . . Read More: Protecting Your Mom Blog and Business from Attacks
Are You a “Newbie”?
Newbies are new bloggers or business owners that have just arrived online in hopes of promoting their blog or business. You are fresh and full of hope.
Then it happens. You realize you are starting to get lost. The Internet is a HUGE place and for someone new it can be so daunting and down right lonely.
I want you to know you are not alone, I’m here and so are 25 of my closest and favorite bloggers and online entrepreneurs.
We have been where you are. We had a time where we thought, “what the heck do I do next?” or “where do I go from here?“. But we got through that desperate stage and have come out on the other end ready to help you do the same.
Change is Necessary
For a while now I gave away my free Blogging Checklist eBook to anyone who subscribed to my newsletter.
But change is needed to move forward so today I am announcing that I have a
. . . Read More: How to Get Noticed Online: My New Free eBook for Mom Business and Blog Owners