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Step 2: deliverables, dates and bulk create – 7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System

Step 2: Decide on deliverables, dates and bulk create – 7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System: Step

How did it go? Did you read and follow Step 1? You can view it anytime here.

Decide on deliverables:

There are many ways to curate content for your blog; writing, video, audio, images are all good mediums to use. I have two ways of determining which ones to use.

I recommend you use a combination of them and once you have your posts created you can do just that by re-purposing them in many ways (coming up in step 6). For now, here's a simple way to decide on what one to use on a regular basis for your blogging plan. Ask yourself what you are most comfortable using. The best route to consistency will be to start with something that doesn't make you cringe or scare the “bleep” out of you. Yes, I know video gets high ranking and loads of street cred. It's an amazing way to go. However, if you can't stand being in front of the camera or the editing process makes you nuts or your learning curve will take a few months or you have to spend money on equipment… well, you know what can happen…you won't blog! So, start with the thing you are most comfortable with and make a plan around that for now. You can and will continue to evolve so start with the low hanging fruit – what do you enjoy, what can you do with ease, what will support you in getting it done?

Decide on dates:

The next piece is to plan. How many days a week or month will you take the time to blog? The blogging process can take time and consistency is key. So, look at your calendar and the number of posts you have in your blog series. Will you post once a day, once a week, twice a month? The more the better, but the same goes for this as with the deliverables – being realistic will support you to getting it done All things will evolve and grow with you and your business. Again, the key is consistency, he search engines like to see consistency and your readers will come enjoy your regularly scheduled posts. You can always start off with a lower commitment and add to it over time.

Bulk Create:
This is one of my favorite solutions to creation. It's probably due to my having a creative approach to everything I do, when the ideas hit, they hit hard and I like to curate several pieces of content at once. I prefer to sit and write or set up the camera and record video by doing several in row. I find with this approach, you can start to get ahead of the schedule and focus on other areas of the business. Mind you, it is not fail proof. Sometimes you just need to do your post for tomorrow and get it out – it happens. However, bulk creating will help relieve that pressure.

With all of the above mentioned , the most important is to be true to you. Take into consideration your personal creative flow, your schedule and your preferences. Make sharing your ideas something you enjoy and your blogging will be easier and flow more freely than you ever could have expected.

Stay tuned for Step 3.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

 

Online Business Education

Step 1: Choose a Topic for a Series – 7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System

7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System:  Step 1:

  1. Choose a topic for a series

Simple enough, right?

Before we get into the action items for choosing your topic, let's go over a few thoughts about what this topic should mean to you. Hang in there for a minute because this might seem a little woo-woo, believe me, it will be worth it.

Blogging is not something that comes without dedication, time, energy and thought. It also happens to require consistency and a certain level of commitment (which we will discuss more in Step 2).  So, & here's the woo-woo, you MUST feel a connection to the content you choose to create. You need to have some part of you that loves talking about, creating, and sharing this part of your knowledge and your business. It's just won't be worth it to set yourself up for something you don't enjoy. While we go into the next few steps, keep that in mind and your process will be smoother and easier than you would have thought. Promise. 🙂

Here is your action list for choosing a topic for your blog:

Start with a brainstorm / brain dumb, an unedited list of possibilities answering these questions:

  • What information can you share (write, video, audio) that would be interesting and valuable to your readers?
  • What monthly themes or trends apply in your business?
  • What do you find yourself talking about with clients that you most enjoy? (You know those conversations when you just forgot the time was going by?)
  • What topics are trending in current times?
  • What can you share that will remain evergreen and will be as valuable a year from now as it is today?
  • Is this a topic that can be monetized?
  • Are you passionate about it?

(Cheat Cheat: For example – my own current Theme is Sharing Simple Systems to make my clients lives easier. This first topic on blogging will consist of 8 blog posts. My next topic series is Website Blue Print Workshop for beginners. Make sense?)

Challenge:

Prioritize those topics to come up with 3 Themes and 5 topics for each theme.

Now THAT's a series.

Stay Tuned for Step 2.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

 

Online Business Education

7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System

7 Steps to Achieve Blogging Success System:

 

This is my system for taking the pain out of blogging. Follow theses steps to get your self blogging and sharing content on a regular basis. If you are tech savvy, entrepreneurial, beginner, this will be a great place for you to start.
  1. Choose a topic for a series
  2. Decide on deliverables, dates and then bulk create.
  3. Upload and make it look nice.
  4. Create your CTA's
  5. Automate publishing for consistency
  6. Re-purpose (over and over and over)
  7. Share links, images, content and drive traffic
Simple enough, right?
If you're thinking ah -not! Don't worry. I'll be breaking down each one of these steps for you in a blog series of my own. You'll be able to learn from the steps, see them in action and most importantly – implement them for your business.

Ready to get started? See Step 1 here.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

 

Inspired Success Networking NYC

Do You Experience Entrepreneurial Loneliness

Have you heard of Entrepreneurial Loneliness?

What happens when you try to do it all? Even worse, what happens when you try to do it all — alone.

Inspired Success Networking NYCI can tell you from my experience that going it alone causes a bottle neck, in life and in business. Oh, crap let's be real here. From my experience, it was less of a bottle neck and a lot more like sludge. Yucky, sticky, slow moving, dark, thick sludge.

After way too long, I slowly ventured out and found a way to shift that. I became more connected, I reached out, I got to know other women who understood that struggle. I made new friends and re-connected with old ones. I felt better each and every time.
In the beginning it took me a while because, as I mentioned in a previous post, I was intimidated by NYC women and I felt like they may just eat me alive, HA!
The result was that I found as well as created some solutions that you may find can cure your entrepreneurial loneliness as well.
Here's what worked for me:
I finally got out from behind my computer and from running my business alone and became part of networks, groups, and masterminds full of other like-minded, creative, supportive entrepreneurial women. And when I wanted more, I created my own. It has been refreshing and fun and guess what – not nearly as intimidating as I had imagined.
Here are some things you can try.
If you work at home, take your work to the park or a coffee shop.
Reach out to an ‘online friend' in our area and invite her for coffee meet.
Create a weekly activity with your biz minded friends – a weekly walk, a monthly book club.
Check out the local Meetup groups and Networking Events.
After you go to events, connect again with a few of the women you enjoyed talking with.
Do you ever feel the same? Are you stuck and feeling entrepreneurial loneliness?
Well, I just won't have it. Come out and get some fun-loving support at my event in NYC on June 22nd for some:
  • Delicious food
  • Champagne
  • Warm and friendly conversations
  • Support
  • Laughs
  • Networking
  • Amazing take-aways to Up-level your business for the rest of the year
  • A great night for all.
If this sounds good to you. I genuinely hope you'll join us. End the cycle of entrepreneurial loneliness and UpLevel your business!
Be sure to introduce yourself to me when you arrive. I can't wait to meet you!

In the meantime, post your comments below so we can get to know more about one another!

Patty Rose

Networking with NYC Women

Networking with NYC Women

When I first moved into the city I was very intimidated to work with and get out to networking with NYC women. I was from the subs and well, I felt like they may just eat me alive. Isn't it crazy the things our brains conjure up?

Of course, when I got out and started meeting these women, my fears were squashed. The silly brain stuff held me back until I faced it and proved it wrong – way wrong.

Believe it or not, we all have this stuff going on. Even the most successful woman who scares the bejeezus out of you, the one who has it all together (on the outside), the one you want to be like when you reach ‘that' level of  success –  yep – her too!

But, as soon as we make the decision to crack open the crummy, move past the fear, and step into our own brilliance, light, and SHINE, the fear has no choice to but to dissipate to nothing and you can move to the next level.

Find YOUR community. It's got to be the right fit for you. I promise, it's out there! Click To Tweet

As a result of doing just that,  I am now part of various networking groups, as well as hosing my own Live Events and Workshops and other live events in NYC.

Last month when I was invited to Host the Savor the Success NYC Live Mastermind Event, I was all in! What a great night, getting on stage, doing my thing, and celebrating with some really cool ladies.

Here is an Instagram post from @SavorSuccess:

 

Angela Jia Kim

Angela Jia Kim

 “…She was a fantastic host for us, and I know you know… it starts with HOW YOU FEEL. Thank you for inspiring all of us, Patty… here's a virtual standing ovation!” ~ Angela Jia Kim

In December, I became a part of the Savor the Success community, founded by Angela Jia Kim. Being part of this amazing group of women has has been a wealth of great relationships, education and celebrating successes, all in the #GiveGiveGet philosophy that is promoted by Angela and embraced by all.

We meet offline at live events, continue our conversations online in the forums, and then, back again in person. These women are serious about growing business, and equally serious about supporting one another to prosper and work toward our dreams. I am loving being part of that. It's a place where I feel I truly fit in.

What is one thing your brain is telling you that may be holding you back? Comment below so together we can squash it and send it off for good!

Click the button below to find out more about my upcoming Inspired Success Networking Event. Perhaps, I'll see you there or at a Savor the Success meeting in the near future.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

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Online Business Education

Starting Your Own Online Business

Starting Your Own Online Business – Website Done Today Series

Hi, I’m Patty Rose. Here’s a question I get asked from clients all the time when they are thinking about bringing their business online and it goes like this.

Where do I start?

This is a really understandable question. Coming online and bringing your business onto the Internet can be quite overwhelming and daunting for many and I’m here to help you navigate the process.

My answer to the question ‘where do I start’ is twofold.

  1. Start with a Website

There are many choices, social networking, email marketing, article marketing. There are so many different things you can do to market your company online, but I want you to start with your hub with building your website.

Part two is I want you before you even take a step to—

  1. List out a clear, defined, purpose your website will have

Will it be to capture leads, to share something about yourself with your community, to sell a product or a service? In many businesses it will be a combination of things, which is perfectly fine, but you need to have that clarity of what the purpose of your website will be so that you can build a foundation properly. From there you will grow out and have all of the other resources coming back to you and your website where you business can grow and flourish.

So come on over to WebsiteDoneToday.com where I have a series of videos for you answering questions just like this one, as well as a blueprint. Simple step-by-step follow and click instructions so you can get your website for your business done today.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

 

Online Business Education

Do You Need A Blog

Don't You Need A Blog? – Website Done Today Series

Hi, I’m Patty Rose. I have a question that I get asked all the time by my clients when I’m helping them get their websites for their businesses up and running and it goes like this.

Do I really have to have a blog? I don’t want a blog. I’m not a writer. I don’t want to do video. I don’t how to blog. I’m not a blogger.

My answer is to Do you need a blog is – Yes, you must have a blog and here’s why.

Blogs are what give your static website life and this is only if you have your blog in the same location as your website, which is the only time I say yes, it’s a must. So using certain platforms, like the ones that I recommend, you can have your blog in the same place as what used to be a static website.

Where everything on your home page, about page and sales page pretty much stays steady, your blog page has new, fresh, content coming to it every day. But for the question ‘do you have to have a blog’, my answer is yes. I want you to set up your website with a blog attached. There are platforms that allow this and the next few videos will get into a little bit more of the why and the how to do that.

So come on over to WebsiteDoneToday.com. This is Patty Rose and I’ll see you over there.

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose

 

Online Business Education

Website Done Today Video Series

Website Done Today Video Series

Website Done Today video series will answer the questions you need to get started. This is the introduction of the video series.

Hi, I’m Patty Rose. I’ve put together a series of videos for you to help you navigate the process of getting your website and your business online. Everyone knows the Internet is a vitally important component to doing business, growing your business and your community, yet many entrepreneurs are completely overwhelmed by the process, which is so very understandable.

This series of videos will answer the questions that I get asked all the time from my clients who are looking to grow their business and take the next step and have an online presence and a website.

So come by WebsiteDoneToday.com where you can see this series of videos, as well as follow a step-by-step blueprint that I’ve put together for you that you can simply click and take action and have your website done today. Come on over to WebsiteDoneToday.com. I’m Patty Rose and I will see you over there.

To Your Inspired Success!
Patty Rose

 

Dance to Be Smarter: 30 Moves for 30 Days

Can We Dance to Be Smarter?

Success Words - Victory, Ambition, Accomplish, TriumphWe all know the things we do for ourselves and our own well being will enhance what we can do for others in life, and in business. We've all heard it before, “put on your own oxygen mask first so you have the resources to help others.” In essence, when we do this, we are in a position to make smarter decisions, we are in a place to give. As entrepreneurs helping others with our gifts is usually at the core of why we work so hard.

The question then becomes, why do we so often avoid the oxygen, the workout, the dance that will fuel us?

I love to change things up and find new ways to be creative with my “oxygen supply.” After a long and brutal winter, I am getting back to doing all the things I know will feed me oxygen, increase joy…I'm getting back to strength training and dance to be smarter. I am excited to be incorporating a lifestyle shift for myself and of course, I want to bring you along!

To inspire you, give you a little nudge, help you find a little magic in your Monday, here are some proven facts of the benefits of dance and strength training . I've also created a fun list of 30 Moves for 30 Days that will surely make you want to get up boogie and bust a move!

But, let's start here:

Dancing and strength training provide many benefits which will help boost creativity and increase cognitive skills, making us smarter and better decision makers in business! Studies have shown that actives such as these can increase blood flow and oxygen and grow new neurons in the brain, reduce blood pressure and improve heart health, increase bone density, and even reduce dementia by 76%! They may also reduce memory loss and Alzheimer's Disease. Maybe it's time to give some extra attention to Your Brilliant Brain and Your Loving Heart and do a little dance break in your living room today. (see source links below.)

Dancing can make you smarter and a better decision maker in business. Click To Tweet

Some of the many benefits of dance and strength training:

  • Endorphins – (what I like to call the Happy Factor)
  • Heart Health / Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Calories Burned / Weight Loss
  • Flexibility / Joint Health
  • Stress Relief / Freedom from Thought
  • Creativity / Self Expression
  • Muscle Strength / Muscle Toning
  • Brain Health / Memory
  • Stronger Bones / Bone Density
  • Coordination
  • Sense of Self worth / Self Satisfaction
  • Energy / Metabolism
  • Endurance
  • Partnering / Team Work
  • Understanding of Music and Rhythm
  • Communication

Here is a fun way to get started. 30 Moves for 30 Days.

Pick the ones you like in random order or follow it along for 30 days. Either way, be sure to comment below, share on FB and Tweet to check in with me and let me know how it's going. I've included some of my older videos that still apply and may make it even more fun for you.

  1. Put on your favorite tunes and see what happens: Music feeds us, it magically seems to speak to our mood and emotion. This is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. Here is a video I made about this a few years ago that still applies: 
  2. Take a dance class: Many places offer drop-in classes, just find one that interests you and try it.
  3. Jump around with your children: I call it Silly Dance. They will love it and so will you.
  4. Walk up and down your stairs several times: You'd be surprised what it can do.
  5. Give your self a Full Body Stretch Session: Grab a yoga mat or a towel and be gentle with yourself.
  6. Take a walk for a triple whammy: Try to leave technology behind, find time in nature and move your bod. BAM!
  7. Pop in a dance workout DVD: I'll bet you have some stored away, dust it off and give it a second go-round.
  8. Go out dancing: Rally up some people you love and go have fun on the dance floor.
  9. Host a movement party: Ladies night – Have the girls over for a dance jam!
  10. Get on the treadmill or elliptical: If you can't get out, but you have one of these available… you know what to do.
  11. Workout out with free weights: THIS is imperative. I highly recommend you find a way to incorporate using free weights. Building lean muscle is key component to health and fitness. Did you know that just 5 lbs of lean muscle can burn up to 50 additional calories, while at rest, per day?
  12. Do a 10 minute free workout. Check if your television provider has a “fit” channel with free classes.
  13. Put your (young and fairly small) child on your legs and have fun with airplane.
  14. Get a pull up bar: OMG, guys! This can change your life. Put up a pull up bar in a place you pass often. Hang, stretch, pull. You'll love it.
  15. Dance around your living room: My favorite thing to do. We call it a ‘Slater Dance Break' at my house.
  16. Do a set of 2nd position plie squats: Aka wide stance squats. But, I'm a dancer. So 2nd position is it.
  17. Do push ups: Start where you are. If it's one, it's one. See how many you can do by the end of the week. It will increase as you continue and you will feel great.
  18. Try a super set: 2nd position plies and then pushups (try this: 3 sets of 15 before the end of the day).
  19. Do yoga: for a multi-beneficial workout and mediation.
  20. Learn about Gyrotonics and try a session or a class.
  21. Do planks: A good goal is to get to where you can hold for at least 1 minute – three times.
  22. Do multi joint / compound moves for coordination and toning: Any time you engage two or more different joints you also stimulate multiple muscles, creating greater effect for the nervous and metabolic systems. (Ex: burpees, or forward lunch with shoulder press)
  23. Dance with your spouse. Anywhere, anytime – this connection can be a gift to both of you.
  24. Take an ab challenge and work toward a stronger core.
  25. Try this tondu series for your legs: It's an older video of mine, but it works great.

  26. Do leg swings to release your hips: These are amazing and will even increase your heart-rate, too.
  27. Take on Salsa, Cha Cha and Merengue to learn Cuban motion: Oh la la.
  28. Upon waking, gently stretch your body before doing anything else: Hang over gently and release your spine.
  29. Relevé while you work: These are the same as basic calf raises, try them in various positions and do a few sets while you are standing in your office.
  30. Have Happy Feet! Feet are often the Forgotten Body Part: Do simple ankle circles or draw the alphabet in the air with your toes.

Even though feeling great can be enough, here are a few amazing scientific studies that support how you can do strength training and dance to be smarter:

  • A New England Journal of Medicine report showed that people who danced on a regular basis had a reduced risk of dementia by 76%. A study with close to 500 subjects showed that among leisure activities, dancing was associated with the reduced risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, as well as decline in memory. (Source: Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly: http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa022252)
  • Here is a fantastic list of the Benefits of Dance that I came across on the website for the National Registry of Dance. It breaks down these benefits into lifestyle categories and is beautifully done. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! (Source: http://www.nrde.org/benefitsofdance.html)
  • Some great news from Dr. Mercola's recent blog post where he shares how it’s never too late for your brain to regenerate brain cells. He states that your brain's memory center has the ability to grow new cells well into the later years in life as long as we provide what the body needs. (Source: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2014/10/24/strength-training-improves-memory.aspx)

To Your Inspired Success!

Patty Rose