Social Media Consultation – 15% Off

It feels like it’s half way through December already. Do you realise that it’s less than 20 days until Christmas day! Madness! Where did the year go? Anyway, I have decided to run a promotion of 15% off any Social Media consultation booked before the 10th of January 2019. 

What Is It For? 

Are you running your own Facebook page, but you’re not really sure what you’re doing?

Are you on Instagram, but you’re not really sure what it’s for or how to use it to grow your business.

Do you know whether you should be on Twitter or Pinterest?

Book a 90 minute consultation with me and together we can review what it is you’re doing, we can talk about where you want to go, what you want to achieve, and then I can offer you some basic training to help you make the most of the time you do have to give to marketing your business or blog online. 

My normal fee is *£50.00, but with the discount fee you will only pay £42.50.

The consultation will include:

  • A review of your existing social media presence
  • Finding out where you want to go moving forward
  • Basic training on how to improve your social media presence.

Follow up training can be provided going forward with further discounts available for new clients who sign up with this offer. 

Please use the reference code: BMESOCIAL

Terms & Conditions: 

  • 50% deposit payable upon booking.
  • Sessions must be booked in before 28 February 2019.

*Contact me for exchange rate fees. Consultations are available via skype. This offer is for clients from South Africa and Zimbabwe in local currency.

What Is Blog Editing?

Believe it or not, writing a blog post is only half the job. I bet that when most bloggers started blogging they had no idea how many other skills they were going to have to learn in order to get their blog read, or noticed. One of those skills is blog editing.

Editing a blog post is the one ‘chore’ of blogging that most bloggers hate. The main reason for this is because it is difficult to edit your own work. To reread your own words over and over again, trying to make it perfect, is not easy. It can be likened to situations such as when teachers struggle to teach their own children, or psychiatrists seek out advice from someone else, and why Doctors go to other Doctors. To be able to check yourself and your own work is just not easy and quite often it’s better to get someone else to do it.  The phrase “A fresh pair of eyes” comes to mind, but obviously it’s much more than that. 

Continue reading What Is Blog Editing?

Remember Why You Started

Working for yourself is hard. Running your own business is hard. Running your own blog is hard. It is so easy to get distracted when you are constantly surrounded by other creative people, organisations and competitors. It is at times like this that you need to remember why you started.

Growing your business is like running a race. We start off strong, confident. We are sure of ourselves, and we know why we are running this race.

Then somewhere around the halfway mark, we start to get tired. We start to see everyone else running the race all around us. Some are ahead, some are behind, and there will always be that one person that seems to be right next to you. Always. If you turn left, they turn left, if you turn right, they turn right.

It can all be so distracting.

Some people drop out of the running. They realise that they might be in over their heads. Or else they realise that the race they are running is not the right race for them. And always remember, life happens to all of us. Sometimes we have to stop because life has led us in a different direction.

It is at this point that we need to dig deep.

We need to decide if we want to keep running this race. And then we start to ask ourselves questions:

Can we keep running?

Do we want to keep running?

Maybe we should walk for a bit, take a breather. Catch our breath.

Do we really want to run THIS race?

Is this the road we thought you would be running down?

Perhaps the most important question of all …

Do you remember why you started this race?

We all need a little bit of perspective sometimes. There is only one race, your race. Your race is different to everyone else’s because it is YOUR race.

If you choose to carry on …

That’s the point where you need to start running again.

Focus.

Focus on what you want to achieve. And decide how to get there.

Drop the dead weight, and if you need it, ask for help. There is no shame in asking for help.

Maybe all you need is some new shoes. Don’t we all like a new pair of shoes sometimes?

After all, a change is as good as a holiday.

If you need a sounding board or a mentor, fill in the form below and I will get in touch to see how I can help you.

And always, remember why you started. You.

Nevermind what everyone else is doing? Remember why YOU started.