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My honest review of Make It Work Online

As one of the very first graduates (back in 2014), I get a lot of emails and messages asking about Jenny Shih’s Make it Work Online program so here’s my honest review of the program.

Make it Work took my business from an expensive hobby to a full-time income. When I enrolled in early 2014, I had a website, I’d worked with a few clients and started building my email list but I honestly had no real clue what I was doing and the kind of success I was seeing so many other online business owners have seemed out of reach.

I’ll share what Make it Work Online is, who I think will get the most out of the program and how to know if it’s the right investment for you and your business.

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Me and my son at the #womensmarch in Bordeaux, France

Why your business can’t afford to be silent on social media right now

If you’ve turned on your TV, opened a newspaper or spent any time at all on Facebook or Twitter since Trump took office 11 days ago, you’ll know the world is hardly “business as usual” at the moment.

We are all grappling with how to handle the daily deluge of scary-ass shit, sorting the reliable from the spin, the factual from the emotional.

So where does that leave us as business owners?

Should you keep politics out of your business?
Or is it tone deaf to continue sharing & selling as if nothing is going on?
Is anyone even LISTENING right now?

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Balancing business with baby (and failing miserably)

What failing miserably at balancing business and baby taught me about life

Today is a special day, for me and for you. It’s special for me because I’m about to share a raw, honest look inside my life and business and for you because you get a front row seat to the gory, un-Instagrammable details.

To be honest, I hesitated on whether I should share this with you today. Online marketing convention says to wait on the “mistakes/before” story until you have the “but then I turned it all around and made 100K/after” happy ending to share.

But fuck that. I want to come clean right now. Because I know I’m not the only one struggling and it will help you learn from my mistakes without having to go through the heartache and shame I went through.

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7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

7 steps for connecting and engaging journalists on social media

[guest post by Debbie Leven] You want to get the word out about your business. I get it. That’s exactly why you are reading this blog. And, you know that social media is an incredibly powerful tool for connecting and engaging with exactly those people you want to get in front of.
But, if you’re not using social media to connect and engage with the media too then you could be missing a trick. Why? Because, journalists are using social media just like you and they want to hear from people who have ideas and views that will help them to do their jobs.
But, thinking about finding those opportunities to connect and engage with journalists can feel a bit daunting, and even overwhelming, especially when you have a hundred and one other things to think about with running your business. But, it doesn’t need to feel that way. So, how do you get started?

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Think Outside the Social Media Systems Box

Think Outside the Social Media Systems Box

[guest post by Mallie Rydzik]

Hootsuite, Buffer, Edgar, Latergramme…they’re all great tools, but they’re also old news.

By now, you already know how to schedule your social media “conversation starters” ahead of time on various platforms. You’ve got Twitter chat tools down to a science.

But how are you systematizing…you?

When people think about “social media systems,” they tend to think in terms of the tools above. But systems are more than just tools. They’re the ways you successfully repeat processes every day, week, or month.

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