Want to grow your business? Stop lying to yourself.

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You can’t write a guest blog post because your own website isn’t finished yet. You don’t want to send anyone to your blog because it’s only got a couple measly things published on it. You can’t even THINK about hiring some help because you don’t have a steady stream of clients yet. You’re just not… [Read More]

“I KNOW I would not have gotten these kinds of results if I wasn’t live blogging the Famous in Five Challenge as well.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 5

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This is the fifth and final post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. To catch up on Ann’s progress, start here.  Famous In Five: Day 5 / Approx. Time to Complete: 23 minutes When I started this challenge, I really had no idea what to expect. I am blown… [Read More]

“You MUST give up Comparison-itis for today’s task” – Famous in Five Challenge: Day 4

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Without slipping into the icky shame feelings from Day 3 (thanks, mom!), I was able to judge all my research sites objectively. If you start comparing your site to those you’re pitching to, you can get really disheartened. When going back through my list, it was tempting to start fiddling with my site based on… [Read More]

“I had to bring in the big guns for this one.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 3

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This is the third post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. Click for day 1 and day 2.  Famous In Five: Day 3 – Build Your Pitch / Approx. Time to Complete: 45 minutes (15 minutes was chatting with my mom) All in the Family I had to… [Read More]

“I can’t help but feel really proud of myself.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 2

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This is the second post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. To read about my first day, click here. Famous In Five: Day 2 – Research / Approx. Time to Complete: 63 minutes With Day 1 and Day 2 behind me, I’m reporting out on my progress. There were… [Read More]

“I’m falling in love with my business all over again!” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 1

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This is the first post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. To learn more about Ann, her business and her struggles, click here.  Famous In Five: Day 1 – All About Me / Approx. Time to Complete: 36 minutes I’m falling in love with my business all over again!… [Read More]

“It’s been one of those months.” Why this business is dying for the Famous in 5 Challenge

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Famous in Five Challenge is here and Ann Harris, social media coach at Southern Social Marketing, will be live-blogging the challenge right along with you. Not signed up yet? Click here! About Ann: Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Self-taught coder and Science Fair nerd Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre (’cause why not?)… [Read More]

4.5 Ways To Make Your Blog Comment Section Hotter Than Your Neighbor’s Red Ferrari

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Besides the obvious – always ask for them and reply quickly – how do you get more comments on your blog? You can’t respond to thin air! Comments are the heart of your blog – it’s where small business owners like you build your community. But no matter how great your posts are, your blog… [Read More]

5 Ideas You Can Steal From These Top Bloggers to Boost Your Conversions

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If you regularly read the LKR blog, then you probably produce and share lots of great content. But have you stopped to think how you can create massive value using your existing content? One way is to make each post work harder by boosting your conversion rate. So… how do you do this? Easy. Steal… [Read More]

Why I Shut Down a Profitable Product to Suit My Lifestyle

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There have been lots of MAJOR changes in my business in just the last few months. 3 new hires, two launches, our team retreat, the departure of my friend and longtime project manager from the biz, new products, overhauling other products, and lots and lots of plans. It’s a lot, but it’s exactly what I… [Read More]