Hello World,Howdy Addies, Addiemail features posts on different and interesting topics twice a month.
This Tyme Beth Heilman, who has been taught Small Business coaching,Life Coaching from the prestigious International Coach Academy and who lives in Las Vegas answers to the queries our readers asked about Business and Lifestyle.Nina Ferrell opted out from answering from the last moment due to some professional hazards.Beth Heilman is a work-from-home entrepreneur who practices what she preaches and has created a business doing what she loves.
She coaches and teaches other fellow J-O-B rebels how to escape the cubicle once and for all. Beth shows you how to take what you love and turn it into a business that fits into your ideal life while at the same time, making your bank account smile. She shows you how the latest internet marketing, social media and tech geeky fun stuff (no worries, she makes it painless and easy) can help your business get off to a great start and grow no matter what’s happening in the economy. Beth knows first-hand what it’s like to bounce back
from chronic illness, a lay-off and bankruptcy and still keep moving forward with her faith and sense of humor intact.
She’s a mom of four, a “gramita” of 10, a real estate investor, a Real Estate Agent for 20 years and a 30 year resident of Las Vegas.
What happens here doesn’t stay here anymore.
1.Can you give us a strategy for low price marketing of my startup business? I run a website.. – Arthur Paul,Chennai,India
Beth: The best way I’ve found for marketing a business on a budget is to use Social Media. FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn cost nothing to use and you can reach your ideal customers all over the world. There’s one huge thing to remember about using social media and that is relationship first, business second. Nothing will make people run faster than connecting with them and then blasting their pages with your offer.There’s a right, and very natural way to build business relationships online and that’s to take an interest in your client’s need first and the great thing is as a start-up business on a tight budget, the only thing it will cost you is time. Also, making sure you have a valuable, free offer on your website is a must.
Give them something that solves a problem they (your customer) are facing and have them give you their name and email address in order to get it. This builds your customer list of people you can continue to build a relationship with and offer your products and services to. Again, the only cost to you is time.
There are other ways as well but these work the fastest (something all new businesses need is quick results) and the price is right…free 🙂
2. Hi Good day Beth, Can you name a few quotes for starting my day to work? – Shivani,Bangalore,India: Beth:Absolutely! I love a good quote. Post ’em on my Facebook wall nearly everyday. Here’s some of my all time favorites.
-Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
-Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be. – W. Clement Stone
-The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker
-If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti
-If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers. – Bo Bennett
-Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. – Cicero
3.Please give us a few tips to create leads for a online business? Rajini Rao,New Jersey,USA.
Beth: First, create a free opt-in offer. Make it a really good one that solves a problem for your reader.
It could be a free report, audio or video. The most important part of the offer is to get their name and email address
so you can follow up with them. Another great way to create leads online is through Social Media. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
are my favorite sites for connecting with potential customers and potential business venture partners. Still another way is to buy
ad space on other blogs and ezines that are related to your niche market. A well placed banner ad on a popular ezine will get you tons of exposure to potential customers.
4. One personal question,I would like to know more about your professional background.Can you please brief us about yourself?-Jennie,Kenya
Beth: Thanks for asking. Most of my professional background has been in sales and marketing.
I’ve been in the real estate sales industry for nearly 20 years here in Las Vegas and I’m also a real estate investor.
I took up internet marketing about five years ago when I saw that the housing market was getting shaky.
Now, although I still sell homes here in town, my passion is coaching new and first-time woman entrepreneurs to create businesses they love.I help them design the life they want and then we work together to create a plan so their business works around their life instead of the other way around. It’s a blast.
5.Please name a few techniques to overcome a difficult situation or a depression?– Sandi Mya,Malaysia
Answer: My number one answer for that one is Gratitude, While I’m not a mental health professional or counselor and won’t
even attempt to have all the answers on that one, the one thing I’ve learned from experience is that when everything seems to go wrong and things really seem the darkest, I try to find something to be grateful for. It’s not always easy, but when I can be thankful
for even the smallest thing and then look for more, and still more, things don’t seem so depressing. I thank God everyday for my kids,my boyfriend, my grandkids, the home I live in, sometimes I really have to reach and find gratitude in paying the bills because there’s money in the bank to pay them. Whatever it is for you, you can always find something to be grateful for. It helps, too to have someone you can trust and talk to. Then be grateful for them 🙂
6.Hi, Can you give us a few ‘to do’s’ for starting a international business in uk through online?– Venkatesh,Madurai,India
Beth: My answer on this one is the same as the online business questions above. If your business is online
(depending on the governng laws of your country) you can rach people all across the globe. You need a website.
My choice is a WordPress blog. The .org one, not .com. The reason is on WordPress.org you have your own hosting and domain.
you own your content so no one can shut you down like the free blogging platforms. Have a great opt-in offer to build your list of
happy customers and network on the major social Media sites like FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Make some great YouTube (or other video sharing sites) and build a relationship with your readers and customers so strong that
they can’t wait to hear from you and buying from you is a no-brainer in their mind. Nearly all my business comes via the internet
and I have readers from all over the world. The internet is the best thing that ever happened to the entrepreneur. Take full advantage of it.
7.Its something thats got to do with my personal life. All my pals that I have gone out with belive that I am fun to be with.They dont consider me as someone with a serious character.I am a person who takes things seriously too. How do I change this image portrayed on me? – Sally Singh – via Email
Beth: Without any examples to go on, I’m sort of at a loss as to what you mean by serious, but here goes. First of all, congratulations for being fun to be with. That’s way better than boring in my book. Second of all, while I know you probably want these friends to take you seriously have you let them see that side of you? If you haven’t, try it and see the reaction you get. Your friends might surprise you and accept the serious side of you. If you have and they still think of you as the “fun one”, is that so bad? Years ago I had the reputation of being “the quiet one”, well actually people who didn’t know me very well thought I was boring. It was so bad that when a friend and I decided t take a vacation to Mexico, people kept asking her if she was sure she wanted to go with me. Guess they thought I’d bore her to death or something. She decided the heck with them and we went anyway. We had a total blast!! We laughed, got major sunburns, parasailed (yes, boring old me :-))
and had the best time. The moral to the story is this. Your best friends will see you for ALL that you are.
There’s a great quote that goes “Other people’s opinion of me is none of my business”. Be who you are…always.
8.I plan to become a model in the future. Can you give me some tips on my personality traits for becoming successful in my profession?-Amala Paul,Ernakulam, India.
Beth: While I’m not very familiar with the modeling industry other than my oldest daughter wanting to do a little when she was in school, my best advice is to remain true to yourself and don’t take anything personally. Modelling can be very competitive and like any business,there will be those people who will try to run over you (if you let them). This is only my opinion, but I’ve found over the years when you stay true to your values, stand up for yourself when necessary and not let the opinions of other people determine how you feel about yourself, you’ll be just fine.
9. Hi Beth, Can you give me a few beauty tips for protecting my skin from summer? – Neha Shah,via Email
Beth:Living in Las Vegas like I have for the last 30 years, this question is near and dear to my heart.
A biggie is to use make-up and moisturizers that have sun protection in them. Mine don’t have less than SPF15.
I’ve found I can’t “cheap out” on this point. You can’t always trust the stuff you get at the drug store or supermarket
to have the highset quality ingredients, so get the best you can afford. Next thing is to make sure you drink enough water
or something with a high water content. Skin dehydrates fast in the Summer and needs all the help it can get.
Last tip is to keep your skin exfoliated with a good scrub or luffa to get rid of all the dry, flaky skin then like
I said before, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. You’ll be glowing all Summer.
10.I was recently promoted and given a cabin.I want to share my happiness with my collegues. Any Ideas? – Kanchan,Mumbai,India
Beth: Congratulations on the promotion and the cabin. Very cool!! I’m thinking a big barbeque or outdoor party, but that’s just me 🙂
Connect With Beth: