I've been in business since the '90s, and I've gained an understanding of overcoming the fear of growing your business. So, if you are facing this same fear, you are not alone. Let me encourage you to take some time right now and define WHAT your fear is. Now, when you have written that down, continue reading to learn how you can overcome the fear of growing your business.
Fear is natural. It is an unknown factor in the future. However, when you allow that fear to overtake potential, then you are allowing it to dictate how your life will go. Now that you have your fear pinpointed, its time to move forward.
Typical Ways Of Overcoming The Fear Of Growing Your Business
When overcoming the fear of growing your business, you do not want to be alone. Finding that right fit to help cheer you along does not have to break your bank account. I have gone through the pains of growing and branding a business online, and I want to share my experiences with you. I have learned through trial and error over the years of what works and what does not.
Let me help you through your journey and get you moving down the path that will help you to build online success.
Claiming “Me Time”
When you are running a business, one of the things that you are going to find is that personal time becomes harder to get. As I have grown my business, I have been able to add members to my team. This has allowed me to outsource a lot of the tasks that I was doing myself. By delegating the work, and creating an organization that works together, productivity is at an all-time high. I can take a day off knowing that work will continue. This allows my body to relax.
By relaxing and having some downtime, I am able to be more productive. I find that I get more ideas and brainstorming done during personal time, as there is not a lot to distract me. Some of my best ideas have hit me while getting a pedicure! One piece of advice: Always carry a pen and paper or add an audio recording app to your phone. You can even use Google Keep to record and track your ideas You never know when inspiration will strike!
Optimize, Optimize, Optimize
Did I mention optimize? I cannot stress this enough! Be sure that your website, blog, and social media are optimized for maximum efficiency. For some, simply having a website is good enough. However, if you want to attract more customers, and build your client base, you need to ensure that you can be found. This rolls into BRANDING.
By branding your business, and making sure that you are visible to your target base, you can be seen so you can sell! Branding your business, and optimizing your efforts will help raise your rankings on search engines. Your target base will not find you if you are buried in the white pages. Brand yourself, optimize, and grow!
Because I optimize all of my pages and social media, I was able to be found on LinkedIn, by a corporate client. Because of this, I was able to land a five-figure, multi-year contract! If someone tries to tell you that optimization does not work, I can tell you otherwise. I continually come up in each of the searches that the potential, now a long-time client, performed, proving that optimization DOES work.
Refuse To Barter Your Services
When it comes to bartering your services, this can be hard to get around. In the beginning, it might seem like a great idea. You get a service by providing a service in return. However, once this process is started, it can be extremely hard to break.
By realizing the worth of your business and the investment that you have made, sticking to your price list will ensure that you attract a loyal customer base. Don’t get caught in the game of “this for that.” Let your business shine!
Why Pamper My Business?
I have told you about Pamper My Business, but now I want to stress why it makes sense to use it. When you are getting ready to start your business, or are struggling to get your business out there, this is where I can help.
Pamper My Business or PMB, allows you to build and learn as you go. From WordPress training, to ensure that you are properly building your website, to using social media as a way to brand your business, this training covers all of that. However, there are many exciting areas to share with you! Also, PMB has a podcast, where I interview other entrepreneurs, giving them a spotlight to SHINE. Business visibility – plain and simple.
How to deal with the fear of growing your business
My goal is to assist entrepreneurs to get out of their own way, get over their fear, and build their business brand online. In the picture below, I am actually getting over one of my fears. Yep, I am feeding the parrot inside a bird habitat which had been a fear for me. Yet I pushed past the all-consuming fear and did it.
I mentioned SHINE above. I bet that you are curious as to what it means.
- Strategic online growth planning
- Harmonize business message
- Innovative collaborations with peers
- Networking with peers and followers
- Engaging others online
Are you ready to SHINE? I want to help you grow, gain, and build a successful business!
That's what I want to do for you through Pamper My Business!
By signing up for the Pamper My Business training hub, you are gaining much more than lessons. You will get a team behind you can assist if you have any questions. By learning to overcome your fears of growing your business, you gain a deeper understanding and awareness of your brand.
Using the Pamper My Business training hub, you will get updates on our podcast and blogs. Be sure that you submit an interest form, for your chance to be interviewed on the PMB Podcast! I love to highlight entrepreneurs and their businesses!
Join me today! Let’s get you started on the path of overcoming fears of growing your business online, and SHINE!
Taking charge of your WordPress website may be a dream come true for some. Having the ability to make changes as you need to your site can be a hope fulfilled.
Not everyone wants to maintain their own sites, and that is okay. We are here for you too if you decide to outsource this service to us.
However, for you DIY'ers out there, WordPress training for entrepreneurs is perfect for you! Learn, build, and expand your site all by following our simple and straightforward training.
WordPress Training for Entrepreneurs
We want to share the story of Jerrilynn B. Thomas and why she's thankful for the WordPress training for entrepreneurs that we provide. Basically, you can delve into the training on your time. Also, this training is built with busy entrepreneurs in mind, so you can utilize this training around working your business. We understand how important your business is.
No one wants to sit through hours of training in the middle of the day. By using the Pamper Your Business Training Hub, you can go through the lessons on your time! WordPress is so much fun to use!
Jerrilynn put the WordPress training for entrepreneurs to use as she created her latest website that you will learn about later. By using what she learned, she was able to expand and build her site with ease.
Get Acquainted With Our Training:
- Pamper My Business – This starting point gives you free resources, as well as a starting point to get your business going in the right direction.
- Website Monthly Club – Join our monthly club and get exclusive training, guided coaching, and access to the chat, where you can ask questions and get answers from our team.
- Private Strategy Session – Stuck with your website? Bring your questions, and let us help you! We can give you an in-depth overview of your site, and provide you with a plan to move your business forward smoothly.
The Interview with Jerrilynn
Question 1. Why did you want to learn more about WordPress?
I wanted to be in control of my web presence instead of having to wait for someone to perform updates and add content. In actuality, it makes good business sense to learn how to manage WordPress even if you have someone managing it for you. You need to understand what it is that you are paying someone to do.
Question 2. What problem did you have before you learned about WordPress?
I had to wait for things to be done on my website. Whether it was putting my site in maintenance mode, finding plugins, adding RSS feeds, etc., I was dependent on you.
Question 3. How did my WordPress coaching help prepare you to create and manage your own website?
It empowered me. You helped me learn a new skill. Because of you, I can help my daughter with her WordPress site. Kim, you and I have been through numerous websites together. Each website has stretched my knowledge due to you constantly changing where you get your themes from as well as the numerous WordPress versions. My current website project using Divi is a perfect example of your coaching skills. At first, I was hesitant to learn how to use Divi. I let you set up the first test pages. You finally took it upon yourself to show me how to browse the numerous themes to find the modules that interested me. Then you showed me to copy and paste them into an existing theme to modify it. To make sure I felt comfortable using Divi, you made a video that showed you do it step by step. Since then, I have spread my creative wings and ventured out on my own by combining features from several different Divi themes.
Question 4. What were some of the ways that I helped you learn WordPress?
Trial and error are the first things that come to mind. You let me mess up to reinforce your lessons. As you know, I love plugins. The side effects of too many plugins are bogging down your site and crashing it due to incompatibility. You saved me numerous times. I used to panic. Now I know how to log in and turn off the faulty plugins. In actuality, you sometimes trick me into learning. I get rewarded with new tools if I master the lesson you are teaching me. I don't think of you as a coach. I consider you to be one of my collaborative business partners.
Question 5. How were you able to use what you learned to create and monetize your website?
You always seem to be on top of trends in websites. Every website we've created together has been a blend of my collaborative marketing creativity and your website expertise. While the sites are under construction, we discuss my endgame along with the problems I want to solve. I've learned that a website has to tell the story of a product or service. It should be a “brochure” that highlights all of the key features along with tips on how to use them. I have implemented everything from on-site networking events, paid content submission and distribution, banner ads and directory listings to monetize my sites.
Question 6. Tell us about you: Who are you? What do you do? How can people find you online?
I am a woman on a mission to spread the message about the financial benefits of collaborative marketing partnerships. If more women joined forces to market together, there would be more female millionaires than men. I create a high profile large scale collaborative marketing projects with LinkedIn as the “backdrop” that busy business and professional women from a wide range of industries can plug their businesses into. My vision is to be the catalyst that changes the way women view and use LinkedIn for business collaboration to grow their sales and support each other so they can build multi-million dollar ventures. I am working with Kim to launch SmartWomenPartner.com before December 9, 2018.
Question 7. What was the most important thing that you gained during your learning experience?
I gained a new skill that I can monetize. I am able to manage the back end of a WordPress site. There are so many busy businesswomen who can benefit from outsourcing the management of content being published on their blog and shared on social media, having their widgets updated with fresh content, having someone upload ads and videos, etc. Would I ever offer such a service? No, I would just outsource the project to Kim. 🙂
Pamper Your Business Today
With 2019 getting ready to roll around, this is the perfect time to pamper your business. Jerrilynn showed us just how easy WordPress training for entrepreneurs was to implement. There are many different areas of training that you can take advantage of. From WordPress beginner to professionals, this training will help to revamp and energize your site. From start to finish, utilizing the WordPress training for entrepreneurs can help to breathe some new life into your site. Take advantage of the 1 on 1 strategy call to ask questions and gain some new direction.
Using the WordPress training for entrepreneurs can make your 2019 start off merry and bright. Get started with ease today!