#MakerBizChat No. 12: The &+$# Truth About Online Marketing Today

On Wednesday evenings from 8 to 8:30pm ET, I host #MakerBizChat, an Instagram event to help Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs build a solid business foundation, increase your income, and use your business to create the life you love. Our topic tonight was THE &+$# TRUTH ABOUT ONLINE MARKETING TODAY. I chose this topic because I am weary of all of the gurus telling you to do this and that to … [Read more...]

Blog Your Brand 30-Day Challenge: We’re Halfway There!

The 30-Day Blog Your Brand Challenge was a huge success, and dozens of Indie Business Network members won a complimentary year of IBN membership after they blogged consistently for thirty straight days. At the conclusion of the Challenge, I opened the doors to the Blog Your Brand Facebook Group to the public. Click here to join hundreds of people who are using their blogs to attract more target … [Read more...]

#MakerBizChat No. 11: Six Free Ways to Host Virtual Events to Build Your Brand

On Wednesday evenings from 8 to 8:30pm ET, I host #MakerBizChat, an Instagram event to help Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs build a solid business foundation, increase your income, and use your business to create the life you love. Our topic tonight was SIX FREE WAYS TO HOST VIRTUAL EVENTS TO BUILD YOUR BRAND. In my 15 years of serving Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs, I have seen far too few … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Made by New Bloggers

If you are a new blogger, chances are your feelings about blogging vacillate between intense hatred and enthusiastic overkill. This post, if you act on it, will change all of that. You may not believe this, but I once hated blogging. (I talk more about this here.) Forcing myself to blog regularly ensured that I made pretty much every single mistake a new blogger can make, and this post … [Read more...]

Our Blog Your Brand 30-Day Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

The 30-Day Blog Your Brand Challenge was a huge success, and dozens of Indie Business Network members won a complimentary year of IBN membership after they blogged consistently for thirty straight days. At the conclusion of the Challenge, I opened the doors to the Blog Your Brand Facebook Group to the public. Click here to join hundreds of people who are using their blogs to attract more target … [Read more...]