SP40: Self-Sabotage and Aligning With Your Purpose

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Mindset and taking action are directly related to the success of your business as an entrepreneur.  Self-sabotage, comparison, doubt, etc. can creep up at any time and stop even the best in their tracks.

In this episode, I share issues that stop entrepreneurs from taking action in their business and how to move past them.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Spark and Profit Lounge (my private Facebook community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

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SP39: Launching A Hair Care Product Line With Rhonda Marshall

SP39: Launching A Hair Care Product Line With Rhonda Marshall

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Rhonda Marshall is the Founder and Co-Owner of Inahsi (in ah see) Naturals.  Inahsi Naturals offers natural hair products are handcrafted, free of silicones, sulfates, parabens that are formulated for all hair types.  Her achievements include being a chemist, educator ( high school science teacher previously) and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Master of Art in Secondary Science Education.

On this episode, Rhonda shares her journey of going from chemist to entrepreneur. She also shares great start up tips about starting a product-based business.

ON MY MIND…

  • Perception blindness

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Magnolia Crate

www.inahsi.com

Spark & Profit Lounge (my free community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

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What Is The Perfect Blog Post Length?

What Is The Perfect Blog Post Length?

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Deciding on the perfect blog post length can be challenging.  Depending on who you ask, you will hear a range of 300 – 3,000 words for the perfect blog post size.

How Long Should Make Your Blog Posts?

If you google “blog post length” you are likely to find varying advice from blogging experts saying that your blog posts should be longer, or shorter.  Some gurus even say that they should be broken up into bite-sized pieces of information.  This conflicting info can make your head spin.

As you may have already figured out, there is no magic number that guarantees the best results. To be honest, asking how long a blog post should be is almost like asking how long your conversations with other people should last. Sometimes you only need to say a few words; sometimes you have a really deep, long talk. At the end of the day, it’s all about how much you have to say.

Blog Posts Are Like Conversations

There will be times when you just want to share a quick message, tip or how-to.  If this is the case, try to keep your posts at a minimum of 300 words, throw in a pretty picture, and a really good headline and call it a day.

There will be times when you may want to go a little deeper.  Perhaps you want to share examples, break down a topic and really give your readers tons of juicy information. When the time calls for a longer more in depth blog post, come up with a great blog post idea and make it as long as you need to.

The benefit of longer posts is that they help establish you as the go-to expert/authority in your niche.   The better the content the more likely your post will be shared via social media. Keep in mind that longer posts give search engines tons more text to go through and so you’ll have more opportunities to rank for long-tail keywords.

Do A Mix Of Blog Post Types

To make your blog content a bit more organic, the best advice I can give you is to do a mix of long and short blog posts.  You also need to avoid forcing yourself to stick with a specific word count when you are writing, that can stump your creative flow and stop you from creating good stuff.  If you don’t have tons to say, keep it short and sweet.

Then on the posts that you really seem to have tons to say about, write your heart out.  Now the trick with longer posts is to make sure you break it up into small paragraphs (as I’ve done with this post).  You also should add subheadings and bullet points to make your content easier to read and keep your readers on track. This way scanners (people like myself who like to skim first) can get an idea of what the content is really about before committing to spend their time reading the whole post.

Now if you love to write and find that you often write a few thousand words, you may want to break your post into several smaller posts instead.  This will help your readers from feeling like they are drinking from a fire hose, while consuming your content.  Link from one part of the series to the next to make it easy for your blog readers to follow along.

While creating your posts the most important thing to remember is to, enjoy the writing process and pay attention to your readers needs. Click To Tweet

If you find you get more traction from your short posts, you may want to do more of them.  On the other hand, if you’re getting more interaction and social media shares from your longer posts, you may want to combine some of your shorter blog post ideas into one longer post.

Now it’s your turn: What’s the average length of your posts?

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SP38: How To Create a Free Offer To Grow Your Email List

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Building an email list is one of the first things on your checklist as an entrepreneur.  Whether you sell a physical product or services, you need a way to stay in touch with current and potential customers.  The easiest way to accomplish this is to create a free offer.

In this episode, I share the steps you need to create a freemium offer so you can grow your email list.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Ask Lisa (get your business/marketing questions answered)

Spark and Profit Lounge (my private Facebook community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for The Spark and Profit Podcast on iTunes.

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Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

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SP37: How To Attract What You Want In Life With Tracy Williams

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Award winning author, business innovator, and acclaimed Life Mastery Mentor, Tracy Lynn Williams has always had the unique ability to recognize the pure potential in people.

A natural leader, she uses her innate teaching talents to expertly help others to rediscover their soul purpose, reinvent their thought process, and thereby effect long lasting positive change in their lives.

On this episode, Tracy shares powerful tips on money mindset, human potential, and how to attract what you want in life.

ON MY MIND…

  • Are you a complainer?

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Tracy Williams on Daily Worth

www.TracyLynnWilliams.com

Video Speed Controller

Your Invisible Power – Genevieve Behrend

Spark & Profit Lounge (my free community)

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of the Spark and Profit Podcast.

Have a question you’d like answered on the podcast? Head on over to Ask Lisa and share it with me.

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to share it using either the social media buttons you see in the podcast player or at the side of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for The Spark and Profit Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and very much appreciated! They really matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Until next time!

 

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