SmartWoman Guides Weekly Newsletter Launching This Week!


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This Thursday, July 24th, will be the official launch of the new SmartWoman’s Weekly Newsletter. I will be including, all in one easy to find place, a weekly summary of all the previous week’s blog posts, hot topics, news, interviews, and more. I am even lining up some guest authors too, so there will be exclusive content in these newsletters that won’t be on the daily blog.

I also plan to pre-announce all new products and events to my membership community first, so newsletter members will get the first heads up on tele-seminars, contests, and live interview sessions. I want to do all I can to make this as exclusive as I can, as I feel it’s important that you have a place to go where you get the extra juicy stuff. Note: I am currently working on a Web Traffic 101 course that will be very affordable and helpful to those of you trying to really make your business’ website create an enduring revenue stream.

As a special thank you, I am offering an inspirational quote eBook via email download as a gift for signing up for the newsletter. This eBook is filled with beautiful original photography (by myself and other women artists I know) and dozens and dozens of quotes from my favorite women (and women friendly men) throughout history and contemporary times. These quotes were hand selected by me personally and are intended to encourage you, embolden you, and lift you up as you live your passionate life. I sincerely believe you will love them.

To sign up, please come to SmartWomanGuides.com Newsletter Launch Once you sign up, you should receive an email from SmartWoman Publishing that contains your download link. Contact me if you run into any problems receiving your email, ok?

The newsletter membership is free and your privacy will be respected always. And, let me take this opportunity to say that I appreciate that you have come to visit and look forward to getting to know you better.

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

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Friendly Reminder: Free Teleseminar Wednesday June 25th on Turning Your Passion Into Cash

Just a reminder of the free teleseminar call on Wednesday, June 25th, with Lynn Pierce, founder of the Women’s Business Empowerment Summit.

Call topic: Turning Your Passion Into Cash
Call date: June 25th, Wednesday
Call time: 5:00 PM PST
Call duration: 60 minutes

Sign up for the free seminar call:
SmartWoman Guides with Lynn Pierce Teleseminar Signup

Sign up for the free scholarship giveaway (deadline midnight CST June 25th):
Free Scholarship Contest

For more information about the seminar:
Women’s Business Empowerment Summit
(Be sure to return back here to actually sign up, though, or you will pay a whole lot more!)

For exclusive discounted tuition, sign up here:
Women’s Business Empowerment Summit Signup

Together, we are stronger!
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

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BREAKING NEWS! Win a 3-day entrepreneur conference ticket! Announcement scheduled for Friday June 13th!

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to go to the self-hosted version of SmartWomanGuides to sign up. I didn’t want this great opportunity to be lost to the wordpress.com audience, so I am also posting it here.

Kiss those superstitions about Friday the 13th being unlucky goodbye! Friday may be the luckiest day in your month!

Today I received final confirmation that I have been gifted several free scholarships (value $1497 each) for an upcoming 3-day Female Empowerment and Education Conference. I will be giving these scholarships away and also unveiling an amazing SmartWoman exclusive offer to receive deeply discounted tuition if you buy at our website.

Why did this website receive these great gifts? Apparently our community is getting noticed! SmartWoman Guides is one of only 5 female entrepreneur support sites that are being gifted these scholarships. We are being recognized as a source of inspiration and support for women and the conference creator want our community to be rewarded for what we do. How cool is that, right?

The countdown has begun. Mark this site and return to us on Friday at 10 AM CST. The full details will be launched at that time. We have to confirm the winners by July 1st, so this will be a whirlwind. It won’t be hard and some very deserving and wonderful women will be going for 3 days of education, networking, and fun.

In the meantime, I want you to gather together your best, most passionate and thoughtful response to the following question (hint: it’s how the winners will get picked…)

The entry question: What inspires you to be an entrepreneur?

Okay, be sure to come back on Friday and get the full details. I can’t wait! 🙂

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher,  the original SmartWoman

To Know Your Audience, Know Yourself

Technical demographic analysis and statistics can be pretty dry stuff. They can be quite helpful, but frankly, are not where you need to start to know how to market your products and services. You just need to know your audience and here’s what I recommend. 

I say, let’s start from common sense. Let’s start with YOU.

I am a firm believer in doing what you know. So, if you are a mom and you want to market children’s toys, you’ve got a pretty good basis of knowledge, don’t you? You have kids, you know what your kids like, and you can talk to the other moms you know to get info about their childrens’ preferences. You can be pretty confident that your experience carries across the market.

Following the same logic, you know how you buy too, right?  You know which ads catch your attention and which ones turn you off. You know what price points are deal makers or deal breakers. You know what time of the year or month you go shopping. You know how you prefer to be treated by the sales help in the stores. You are a knowledge powerhouse when it comes to your kids!

What else are you an expert about? Fashion, food, bill paying, education, marriage, raising a family, to name some likely choices, but the list goes on.  My point is that you have so much knowledge already in your life experience that you can begin to formulate some rather precise ideas about a market. I’m not suggesting that you isolate yourself from others’ opinions, but rather that you honor your own.

Do you use the resident expert within you or do you dismiss it as every day life stuff that has little significance? Do you have amazing excellence at your fingertips that you disregard as “I’m just being me” filler material? If you do, cut it out! Your ideas, creativity, and point of view are what make you unique, while at the same time giving you access to market demographics. You have full access to yourself and you need to plug in and go for it. 

Make a list today of all the things you are good at, that you know about. Don’t edit or critique, just let the thoughts flow. I believe you will discover a treasure trove of information to use for your business. Be willing to look at yourself from the outside and you will have your own marketing survey right under your nose. Report back what revelations you experience—we want to know!

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the orginal SmartWoman

 

SmartWoman Goal List for June

Sometimes you have to make your commitments out loud, to an audience of supportive people, to make their outcome real. My goal with today’s post is to review our first month together and make my commitments to you for the upcoming month.

In our first month, over 1300 people have visited SmartWoman Guides!  I had my first interview and also had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Brown about being a female entrepreneur. I’d like to double our number of visitors in June, so would you help me spread the word? It would be much appreciated. The more, the merrier, right?

For June, I already have two exclusive interviews scheduled with some heavy weight entrepreneurs (I’m keeping their names a surprise until reveal day!). My goal is at least 4 interviews this month. If you know someone who would be inspiring to our audience, and/or if you’d like to be presented here, please contact me.

At this point, our community here has been visited by women in the United States, Russia, Korea, Japan, the UK, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, Austria, and Germany. My goal is to facilitate an international community so I wholeheartedly welcome the women around the world who have joined us here. Thank you for visiting.

For June, I’d like to add 10 more countries. I intend to add an international post weekly and am looking for female ambassadors from every country who could report to us on her country’s progress in supporting the goals of women entrepreneurs. Is that you? If so, please contact me.

In May, I provided the 50 Female Resource Sites listing, the Emerging Woman Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Questions to Ask (and Answer) Workbook, and a free Your Internet Cash Machine book sampler from Joe Vitale and Jillian Coleman Wheeler.

In June, I will provide more free resources and training, at least one write-up per week. I will also be adding more free articles, at least 3 per week and I will continue to recommend great websites every week. Please contact me with the specific types of help you need, as it’s important to me to give you what you need the most.

In June, I will begin releasing a weekly newsletter. It will include special bonuses and product reviews that give you a deeper look at the resources available to you as a female entrepreneur.

I am developing a Web Traffic 101 Study Course, a beginner’s guide to creating web traffic and I’ll be adding free monthly teleseminars so you get the chance to talk with me live with your questions and issues. I will announce the first teleseminar date later this week.

Thank you to all of you who have made me feel so welcome. As always, I am available if you need me.

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

p.s. Watch for an upcoming Female Entrepreneur Makeover contest as well…do you know anyone who could use that? If so, keep your eyes peeled for the details!

Get Your Free Internet Marketing Book Sampler: SmartWoman Parties with Joe Vitale!

NOTE: For those of you with limited time and no desire for the back story, you can go straight to the sign up page by clicking here: Your Internet Cash Machine Book Sampler

Don’t be in such a hurry that you cheat yourself out of the free bonuses info though–read below! It won’t take long and it will be worth it! 🙂

For those of you with a minute or two on your hands:

Even though he’s a mega-star of metaphysics now, Joe Vitale, one of the stars of The Secretis one of my original marketing gurus from way back. He’s a really interesting guy and I got to go to his birthday party late last year. The picture above captured the moment (that’s me in the middle!)

He and Jillian Coleman Wheeler co-authored a book about using the internet to build a business, called Your Internet Cash Machine: The Insiders Guide to Making Big Money, Fast!

I worked with Jillian on the book release and can say unequivocally that it is full of great stuff–very practical and relevant, not empty hype and pushy tactics. And, it’s usable on several different business models.

During the book launch marketing process, I helped Jillian create a sampler taken directly from Your Internet Cash Machine and have convinced her to let me offer it here to my readers.

The sampler has enough good ideas in it that you should be able to benefit just reading that alone; that’s how we designed it to be–a true sample of the work, not just teaser material.  You will need to provide your email when you request the sampler so the link can be sent to you directly.

To sign up for your copy of the Your Internet Cash Machine book sampler, click below:
Your Internet Cash Machine Book Sampler

I have also secured permission from Jillian to allow you to visit the purchase bonus page that was originally used for the launch. There you will find literally thousands of dollars of related stuff that you will get to download for free by providing your email and Amazon receipt number.

Here’s how to claim the purchase bonuses:

  1. Purchase the book at Amazon or your preferred book seller.
  2. Next, go to the bonus website and enter your name and receipt  #.
  3. Enjoy your bounty and claim your bonuses!

I signed up for the bonuses and enjoyed them. I can say first hand that I did not get spammed with useless stuff once I did. But, you will have to decide for yourself the tolerance you have for communication with new businesses and their information.

All the bonuses include a good description, so you can opt-in to some and not others (which I confess, I also did–not all of them appealed to me). I have not had any problem later opting-out of various emails too. A very good experience overall.

So, have fun! At least get the Sampler–it’s a good read.

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman

p.s. Darn, that’s a good looking launch page, if I say so myself! 🙂

 

 

 

SmartWoman Interview:Chris Brown of BrandandMarket.com

Listen to SmartWoman Vicki Flaugher interviewing Chris Brown, the owner of Marketing Resources and Results, Inc. and one of the top female bloggers in the marketing and branding arena at BrandandMarket.com.

Interview Audio:  smartwoman_chrisbrown

To listen to the audio now, left click to play. To save the file, right click and select “Save Target” to save the file. (This is a 9+ minute interview.)

 

I asked Chris to discuss her entrepreneur journey and her view of both the advantages and challenges of female entrepreneurs in the marketplace. She offers insights about the power of networking, the need for a leadership mindset, and gives suggestions other women can implement to achieve even greater success. I  found her to be thoughtful and inspiring.  


Interview Audio:
 smartwoman_chrisbrown


To listen to the audio now, left click to play. To save the file, right click and select “Save Target” to save the file.
(This is a 9+ minute interview.)

Please go check out Chris’ website. She is a remarkable resource and a devoted advocate for female entrepreneurs.

 

Together, we are stronger.
Vicki Flaugher, the original SmartWoman