Here’s everything I use + recommend for growing your business to 6+ figures in a year or less.
SEX ON WHEELS.
If you’re starting a WordPress.org blog, you’re gonna need a host. These guys rock it for me, every single day. They’re user friendly, and they’re cheap. (And they’re one of the few hosts where you can install WordPress with one click.)
This is, by far, the best way for you to convert more visitors to your site into customers. Hands down. I’ve been so impressed by Infusionsoft, I basically want to have their babies. (Me, with a baby? I know, right?) Go check out their demo and see what I’m talking about. If you want to put yourself leaps and bounds ahead of everybody else, use this.
EchoSign from Adobe royally saves my ass – and my business at least 45 times per week. (Okay, that was a slight exaggeration.) But, really – who has time to print, sign, scan and fax anymore? Not you. And certainly not your clients. This inexpensive software (it’s free for so many signatures per month, and $14.95/month for a pro account) lets you upload your contracts, service agreements or anything else you need signed, and send them along to your client for them to sign in one click. It’s legit and legal, and such a life saver.
Love these guys for sending email invoices – they look modern + fresh, and clients can pay via Paypal, Google checkout or with credit card direct from a button on the invoice, which is really convenient when you’re trying to get paid. You can also track outstanding invoices in a breeze and see who owes you want – which is nice when you’re juggling multiple projects. Much better to spend your brain at what you’re ACTUALLY good at. Not accounting. Ick.
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You’ve probably heard of this before, unless you’ve been hibernating under a rock somewhere. But if you’re serious about going from zero to online business, then without even a flash of doubt, this is what you want. It’s a step-by-step 365 day plan of attack designed to get you off your ass and start making things happen already.
Everything you need to know about getting your book published–including real samples of author book proposals and exactly how they did it. In other words, it’s behind the scenes goodness. (I’ve used this as a blueprint for my own book proposal.)
This is neat if you want to:
a) Make things like affiliate links look profesh + branded how you want
b) Tell it to find a keyword on your blog or website, and place a link. For example, I did this with the word “copywriting.” Now anywhere on my blog that the word “copywriting is said,” there’s now a link to my 2013 copywriting page.
With a career background as a high-level marketing and sales executive, coupled with my former position as Director of PR for AWeber, these are the same principles that have launched me into my current 6 figure copywriting and consulting business, with a client roster including Demi + Ashton, Adrian Peterson for the Minnesota Vikings, an Australian TV producer, the star of the new Bravo reality TV show, The Headhuntress, the lead astrologer for Cosmo magazine, and several prominent tech start-up companies such as GlobalMojo.com and BigDoor.com. Without having to ever pitch a single one of ‘em.