Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dive Into Facebook Analytics: Performance Tracking for Facebook

In this first blog in a series, Linkup Marketing's Valorie Reavis walks you through Facebook Insights, explaining what your numbers mean.

Sitting behind your Facebook page, and visible only to you if Facebook Insights, a range of analytical tools that reveals instantly whether a page is thriving or underperforming. There are a lot of numbers to understand, and the authors are going to cover these over the new few blogs in my series—looking in-depth at each section to not only understand what the numbers are, but what they mean for your page.

To start, the author is going to familiarize you with what Insights has to offer.

Performance Tracking for Facebook

Monday, November 21, 2011

Let Go, Let God

As a freelancer, I have to force myself to Let Go, And Let God. Sometimes it's a daily prayer.

I don't have the convenience and reliability of a scheduled monthly salary with an outside job.

I pray for my clients and my business regularly.

I have to Let Go and Let God when:
  • Clients are late on their payments.
  • I need to find project work to bring in income.
  • When my clients' funds are tight.
  • When I have tech difficulties.
  • When I'm having difficulty securing media placements.
  • When I'm having writer's block.
  • When I submit new business proposals.

On the opposite end, I regularly praise God for my business success:

  • When I do nail a media hit.
  • When something I do helps bring in business for my client.
  • When I secure a new project and/or a new client.

I'm very thankful to be able to work from home. I've been doing it for five years now and God has always taken care of me.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow WAHMs!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Very kind words from a client lately.

"Lori, I am so grateful for you this Thanksgiving. I appreciate all that you do throughout the year to keep us front and center with our patients and Facebook followers by providing them with great information."

I'm grateful for all my clients!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the other Work at Home Mamas!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

LegalZoom Blog Legal news and small business tips. Advice for Entrepreneurs: One Sentence. 10 Words or Less

Really cool article from the Legal Zoom...

Last year we asked our 8,000 Facebook fans what ONE piece of advice they would give first-time entrepreneurs. The rules were simple: one sentence of 10 words or less. (Not everyone followed the rules, but hey–entrepreneurship is about breaking the rules, right?) Now, one year and 95,000 entrepreneurial Fans later, we asked them again. Check out this year’s new bits of wisdom and add your own in the comments.

  • The customer always comes FIRST.
  • When it gets tough, persevere, it will be worth it.
  • Get it in writing.
  • Meet a lot of other entrepreneurs and listen.
  • Know what you know…. know what you don’t know.
  • Don’t expect to make a profit the first day you are in business! (Yes I know that is more than ten words!)
  • Take calculated risks – if you never try, you’ll never know.
  • Never give up!
  • Don’t learn the tricks of the trade – learn the trade.
  • The difference between try and triumph is a little “umph”.
  • Give it time, market wisely and be diligent…
Keep reading.