Business on the Broke

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Business on The Broke

Business On The BrokeTo give full disclosure I am totally in love with 17Hats!  When I first starting running my business on the broke, this was one of the first tools that I purchased (like within the first month)! I don’t want to give a biased opinion but I am going to share all the reasons why I love 17Hats.  This is not a comparison with Dubsado or any of the others because I haven’t used them.  I landed on 17Hats and I just haven’t felt inclined to try anything else.

If you have never heard of 17Hats, let me just tell you why you are going to fall in love with this platform. We’ve all heard the phrase “I wear many hats” and when you run your own small business that is exactly what you have to do. So a very appropriate name indeed!  With this one tool you can create and send contracts, invoices, manage client data, create workflows, schedule projects, and so many more tasks.  Forget about cobbling together a hand full of tools to manage all.the.things. With 17Hats your business is covered from lead generation through contracts and payment, all the way to project completion.

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Stop Marketing Like a Monkey

stop marketing like a monkey

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Let’s talk about email marketing

E-mail marketing is one of the oldest online tools and still very effective if it’s done the right way. And one of the most popular email service providers (or ESP) is MailChimp.  Mostly, because it’s free at a beginner’s level. Because I want your business to succeed I want to talk to you about your marketing efforts. First, you really will have to stop marketing like a monkey. You need to make the most out of your email marketing efforts.  No more monkey see monkey do.

What I mean is…
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Scheduling on the Skinny

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When I first started out as an entrepreneur offering my services virtually, there were so many tools that I felt like I needed.  I  needed a tool for designing, scheduling, and something to handle my clients. There were a ton of posts in all the Facebook groups. Each one talked about a different tool and all the things it could do for you.  I would read about all the different tools that my colleagues were using and I would think oh I need that, but I can’t afford it right now.  When my business grows, that’s when I’ll sign up.
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What Is Email Marketing?

Do I Need Email Marketing?

Yes, you absolutely do. Are you a new business trying to establish a name for yourself? Email marketing – that is how I am going to learn about you.  Have you been in business for years and have a loyal client base, that’s great! But are you offering anything new? Do you have any specials going on right now?  How will I know if you don’t share with me through email marketing?

Some people tell me they don’t want to do email campaigns and send constant emails to their customers.  It’s makes them feel spammy and gross.  They tell me that they have gotten sucked into these email traps and they receive a daily email of some schmuck trying to guilt them into buying whatever product they are hocking. I completely understand, I have been there.  

It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way.

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