Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing for WAHM

A No-Nonsense, Take-No-Prisoners Plan for Earning Positive Return on Your Email Marketing!  The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing 

“They” say email is dead. Baloney! 94% of Americans use email. Passionate social networkers use email more, not less. Mobile email is huge. Email offers marketers more opportunities than ever...opportunities to guide customers from consideration and trial to repeat purchase, loyalty, even advocacy! But email has changed. Email users have changed. To get breakthrough results, you must break the rules! Whether you’re B2B or B2C, Fortune 500 or a work at home mom business, this is a complete no-nonsense plan for transforming your email marketing. Discover radically better ways to handle every facet of your campaign: lists, From names, Subject lines, calls to action, social network integration...everything!

Learn how to

  • Discover which email marketing “rules” are obsolete--and when to break the rest
  • Optimize every component of your message and campaign
  • Drive list growth that translates directly into the top line
  • Encourage opt-in by systematically simplifying signup
  • Bring real humor and creativity back into your email
  • Write a great main call to action--and great secondary and tertiary calls, too
  • Take full advantage of tools ranging from QR codes to texting to grow your email list
  • Make better technical decisions about prechecked opt-in boxes and other attributes
  • Know when to deliberately introduce “imperfections” into your emails
  • Use email marketing and social media to power each other
  • Prepare for the short- and long-term futures of email marketing

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Make Money for the Christmas Holiday for WAHMS

The  Christmas holidays are fast approaching and with it come additional expenses for travel, gifts and decorating. For many families who are already barely getting by, the holidays are a time of financial stress. However, you can offset the expenses of the holidays by earning extra income on the side. Here are three ways you make money without incurring upfront expenses.
1. Sell Your Unused/Unwanted Items online– Moms and Dads  on a budget  are visiting eBay and Amazon to do their Christmas shopping, so now is a great time to get rid of stuff you don’t want that could be of value to others. eBay is great for clothing, toys, electronics, household items and novelty gifts. To get the most from your eBay sales, take great photos and write descriptions that accurately describe the item. Amazon is perfect for selling books and DVDs and is easy because you don’t have to take pictures. Simply enter the item’s name, write a description of its condition, pick a price and list. eBay and Amazon are not free, but you don’t have to pay anything until your item sells and the fees are reasonable. In terms of how quickly you can make money, eBay and Amazon lead the pack.    
Also check out local Facebook yard sale groups-you can get some some good deals! Also post what you are looking for as well! 
2. Provide a service – The holidays involve a lot of extra work for families and businesses, which means many opportunities to make extra cash. Ideas include babysitting while families shop or while the kids are on break, home or business decorating and tree trimming, handyman or cleaning services, photography, baking and addressing cards.  One local family offers a drop off and shop several Friday and Saturday nights during the holiday.  
3. Get a seasonal job - Many retail stores  pick up during the holidays and need additional help. For example, many companies hire extra customer service reps during the holidays.
The trick to making extra money during the holidays is to know what you can offer and be proactive in offering it. Work-at-home opportunities don’t show up on your doorstep. You need to create the opportunities yourself. And with the holidays right around the corner, now is a great time to get started.