Got a Business Success Formula?

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

I always say my first grown up business success formula came from and was inspired by Mary Crowley, of Home Interiors.

business-success-formulaHer business success formula helped me win every trip and gift I aimed for with Home Interiors. I had the privilege of being in Mary Crowley’s home and meeting her personally as I was treated like royalty.

She was a caring business woman, who believed in people and who help develop my business sense by instilling her belief that I could become more, and help others become more than they were.

Direct selling, is what I learned.

–        The key characteristic of direct selling for me was the relationship between me as an independent contractor and my customer.

–        It was personal, supportive, and fun.

–        It was all about the customer. Read more

4 Hidden Success Assets

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

Hidden PotentialsTime can be on your side…and it really is your hidden asset. But, are you using it well in your business?

So let me ask you this:

  • How Much Time Did You Use Yesterday to Grow – Market – Your Business?

#1.  Make a quick list of all the things you did yesterday related to your business.

  • How much time was spent on each item?
  • Now look at your list and ask yourself this… what did you do to genuinely grow your business? (This doesn’t include time spent learning.)

Growing a business comes down to one thing Marketing. Read more

Business Skills and Passion

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

Business skills – so what is a good way to build yours, get more of, make use of, and build your business skills?

There must be some reason for the saying – ‘if I keep doing what I have always done, I’ll keep getting what I’ve always gotten’.

And, what are your business skills and passion? And, how can you put this into a successful business?

More and more people are looking for ways to transform their business skills and passion; and put this into their business. They also need to know how to impact and attract more clients.

The secret to success in the new Internet economy is to  Read more

Prospects, List Building and Growing Your Business

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

There’s a topic so important to your business that
I’m always excited when it finally “clicks” for the
clients I’m working with.

That’s because this one strategy is probably the most
effective way for you to bring in new paying clients…
or even a waiting list of people who want to work with you.

Yes, I’m talking about list building

  • building a good sized list of engaged people (your potential and targeted prospective clients)that you consistently want to be of service to. Read more

Online Marketing Relationships and Goals

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

Did you know that the average sales letter gets around 2% conversion. That means 98 out of ever 100 people you send to your blog or web site will NOT buy or even get to your opt in box.

Your primary objective is to build your list. That way YOU can promote offers to them over and over again.
• Building relationships means getting to know your prospective client really well. This way you will both gain trust, likability and the credibility factor – for each other. It is a relationship, after all.

And, I’m not talking about what they say they want. Read more

Business Persistence, Goals and Business Success

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

 


Never stop believing in yourself or

what you are doing in your business.

Be Persistence – be disciplined – and focused – have the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. Press on even when you feel like quitting.

A big problem I’ve noticed since I’ve been a business coach, is that my clients
and friends often don’t believe in themselves. If that is the case, how can you expect
clients to believe in you?

Believe in what you do, have confidence or it is NOT GOING TO WORK for you.

Read more

Marketing Techniques to Drive More Traffic to Your Site

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

As a business coach, my clients will often wonder if Internet Marketing success is so easy and instant, then why are there A LOT more people struggling than succeeding?

  • Making money online is just like any business endeavor – you need to put in persistent work, dedication, and time in order to succeed.

So what is a business building strategy for beginners?
– PPC, SEO, social media marketing, copywriting, article marketing, product creation, JV tactics, list building, affiliate marketing – Oh My!
– Focus on learning one skill, and follow only one or two mentors. You need to zone in, learn and take a step at a time. Read more

4 Rules For New Entrepreneurs – Practical Tips For Starting Right

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur—in the last decade, technology has leveled the playing field and propelled an entrepreneurial revolution. As an entrepreneur, you now have more access to information that enables you to make more intelligent choices more quickly. You have an advantage over big businesses in that you’re lighter, more flexible, and faster on your feet. You can target new markets more quickly, and you can turn on a dime.

But being a successful entrepreneur requires that you look at the big picture and follow a plan through from beginning to end. Rieva Lesonsky, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine gives some practical guidelines that can help you when beginning your own enterprise: Read more

Email Lists come in all shapes and sizes

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

No cookie cutter ad or email will perform as well as one you’ve written specifically for your own email list.

Let me ask you a quick question: Do I know your list members? Seriously. Do I know them? Do I know what they
want? Do I know what they respond to? Do I know their buying patterns? Do I know what style of writing they
like?

Do I know them?

Of course not.

So, how can I possibly write them the BEST promotional email message? How can I write something that is specifically for them, without knowing them?

Answer is, I can’t.

And yet, that’s how many people approach their lists. They join an affiliate program; grab a pre-written solo mailing from the author of the product and they blast it out to their list. Read more

Protecting Your Search Engine Rankings on Your Blog

Donna Ward
Follow me

Donna Ward

Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
Donna Ward
Follow me

Your website’s ranking on search engines is a vital element
of your overall marketing campaign, and there are ways to
improve your link popularity through legitimate methods.

Link popularity is mostly based on the quality of sites you
are linked to. Google pioneered this criteria for assigning
website ranking, and virtually all search engines on the
Internet now use it. There are legitimate ways to go about
increasing your link popularity, but at the same time, you
must be scrupulously careful about which sites you choose
to link to. Read more