We hit the ground running in 2018! Our music school is the largest it's EVER been and it's the most healthy because of our rock solid staff. Our family snuck away for some fun in the Florida sun this last week and it's been SO wonderful to just get away and refocus as a family.
Soon we will be home soon and READY to begin our 5 day Mini Course on January 29! Have you signed up yet? I hope so!
Here's what you will learn:
It's easy to get signed up. Just click here and you'll be all set:
I'm going to enjoy a little bit more time with our family here in Florida and I'll see you in the Facebook course SOON!
Do you ever wish someone would just take you by the hand and show you how to use Facebook better for your business? Have you been looking for someone to sit beside you and just give you the basics of how to make online marketing work for YOUR business? Have you been on Instagram and wondered how on earth is works? And what about Google Ads? Are you getting coupons from Google but you have NO clue what to do next?
Well this is your lucky day. I've put together a free 5 day Mini Course on Harnessing the Power of Online Marketing. Whether you're new to online marketing, or been doing this a long time, you're sure to get fresh perspective and some helpful tips and tricks for leverging the online platform to grow YOUR business!
It's easy to get signed up. Just click here and you'll be all set:
Have more questions? Wondering how this all works? Just watch this quick video where I answer your most commonly asked questions:
I work with people every day just like you. They are busy. They are in charge of so much. Their heads are spinning. But they all know that if they could just increase cash flow, it would fix so many problems. They could afford more help. They could grow to the next level.
Well, I'm here to tell you that marketing fixes cash flow. Yes, it costs money to advertise. But when you get new clients from marketing CORRECTLY, you'll continue to increase your marketing budget because you see that it WORKS.
I don't want you to waste your money with marketing. So first take this mini course so you can be sure that you are doing things the RIGHT way. The way that will actually work and get your business growing!
Sign up and join us! Class starts on January 29!
Join here: https://www.neveralonebusinessservices.com/mini-course.html
Are you using Instagram for advertising your business? Most business owners don't understand the platform, don't use it, and are frankly scared of it. That's okay! I've just created a basic training for you so you can:
This is for you if:
Have you already purchased my Facebook training course?? Then I have good news for you! The Instagram training is now included! Just log into your course and find the Instagram training link at the bottom of the page.
Haven't purchased my Facebook training yet? Go here and grab it now! It's on sale for only $247. That is a STEAL of a deal. You'll get 2.5 hours of training on Facebook marketing PLUS the Instagram for Business training! PLUS a bonus training on using Google AdWords more effectively by writing headlines that convert!
Think about it! It will take only ONE new client to pay for the entire course!
Grab the training HERE! The price goes up on January 30 so HURRY and do this. Your business needs it and your customers are waiting for you!
I know you. You're always putting everyone else first and putting out the fires that are in front of you. You're carrying such a huge load. Today, do something to support YOU. You deserve to be fully supported--and that means doing meaningful, strategic marketing, instead of always shooting in the dark or running behind to catch up.
I am here to help you. I've poured my heart into this course so YOUR business can succeed.
I've used these EXACT principles in my own business and made sure they work. Now I'm passing them on to you!
You can do this.
(And, as always, if you'd rather I run your ads for you, I can do that! We can manage your Facebook Ads, Google AdWord account, and hook up Instagram for you. Packages start at $300 per month, plus ad spend.)
We are here to fully support YOUR business!
Sharing this video again because although it's NOT green outside right now (it's absolutely freezing, actually), this message is PERFECT for the New Year!
Be sure to email me your thoughts and reflections--I love hearing from you!
All my love and support,
Another year come and gone. My, they seem to keep flying by faster and faster, don't they?
I don't know about you, but this time of year, I always get a little discouraged. All I can think about is the stuff I didn't get done. Ugh. Feels like some of my really big goals are always out of reach.
I just can't make it happen.
And yet, when I really think about it, I DID accomplish so much this year. When I really make myself stop and think about it, I can be thankful for the baby steps.
Will you do something for me? Will you stop for just a few minutes (set your timer for 3 minutes) and just reflect on what you DID get done in 2017? Then jot me a note. I'm serious. Email me and tell me what you are proud of accomplishing. This isn't for me. This is for YOU. It's so important to actually celebrate our accomplishments before rushing into New Year's Resolutions.
If you're an over-achiever like me, it's so easy to slip into discouragement. Nothing feels good enough, the To Do list never ends, and those big goals always feel out of reach. No one's giving you a report card, a gold star, or a pat on the back. If anything, people are telling you, "You're working too hard. You need to slow down. Chill out. Do you ever STOP?!" You may plaster on a smile, but inside you want to scream, "I have so much yet to do! You have NO idea!"
I get it.
But you know what?? You ARE amazing! You are one of the rare ones. One of the dreamers. Achievers. Go-getters. And maybe OTHER people don't get it, but *I* do! I see how hard you're working. I see how determined you are. And yes, I see the discouragement, too. I feel it, too.
But today, let's celebrate, okay? Make that list. Send me a copy (firstname.lastname@example.org). I want to celebrate with you. I want to give you an "Atta boy!" and a big gold star sticker on your year. You deserve it!
And if you your list isn't very long, write down, "I made it. I survived." Because THAT is worth celebrating, too. ((Hugs))
Merry Christmas from the team at Never Alone Business Services!
Meet the team:
Chris is techy and sarcastic--which keeps our company on track and rolling with laughter!
Jen is the one who you talk to on the phone! She loves people, business, coffee and books!
Sierra keeps us all in line. She's our Manager of Client Care and if you've worked with her at all, you know how wonderful she is!
Toni manages website edits and manages your monthly newsletters. She is the mom of two beautiful girls and she also works the front desk at our music school.
Jessica is our wonderful bookkeeper! She lives in Arizona with her dog Titan and two new kittens!
Kelly is new to our team and is our Facebook Marketing manager! She creates wonderful content for you and keeps your ads performing at top speed!
We hope you have lots of wonderful food, love, and laughter with your family this holiday season!
We are so thankful for YOU!
I love the first week of the month because I get to work with my one-on-one coaching clients! The primary question I have asked this week has been: "What are you doing to get ready for January marketing?" I don't want to talk about December. I don't want to hear that you are in a "slow season" or that you are "so stressed out." I want to talk about what you are planning for January.
Now is the time of year when everyone is in a tizzy. They are freaking out about shopping and wrapping and buying and baking. You don't have to get caught up in all the crazy. You can rise above. Do you know how you catch up? I'm going to tell you a secret. You do something that isn't due until 1 month later. I do this trick all the time. In early November, I created, printed and addressed our Christmas letters. They sat on my desk, ready to go, until December 1. They weren't a source of stress for me. It was a joy to send letters to my family and friends. And because I did it ahead of time, they didn't get pushed off or ignored. You can trick your brain by ignoring the urgent and getting something done that is important.
Right now you could write 3 emails to send to your list in January. You could even preschedule them! You could write 3 Facebook ads right now to be published in January. When New Year's hits and everyone is recovering from the holiday, you will be AHEAD! Imagine how good that will feel!
Now don't tell me you don't have time. We all have the same amount of time, and frankly, I have more resonsibilities than most people I know and I still have time to get it all done. How? Because I trick my brain. I do things fast (not perfectly). I just get it done. I look ahead. What can I do NOW that my January self will thank me for??
Now listen. I'm not trying to be too hard on you. If you are a sole-proprieter or dealing with health issues or fires or other freak circumstances, there is grace. And you can always ask for help. That's what we are here for. Can't get your marketing done? We can help. In fact, just book a call with me (for THIS week) and we'll talk about what I can take off your plate. I just signed up a new business owner for monthly SEO, Google AdWords and Monthly Facebook Marketing Management. He knows he can't do it all, but he also knows it MUST be done. Atta boy. He WILL succeed because he is prioritizing the right things.
Stop your Christmas decorating and obsessing about what you'll get your staff for Christmas for a minute. Instead, plan your January marketing. When you're finished, walk into a nice restaurant and buy gift cards. Write a heartfelt "Thank you" note and hand deliver it to your staff. Look them in the eye. Tell them how much you value them. THAT will go a lot further than you scurrying around, chasing your tail, hunting for the "perfect" gift.
I know it's a busy season but it doesn't have to be stressful one. I promise. You got this!
Psst. Let's talk and see if I can help you. Book a call with me here:
It's your choice. You can complain about how quickly technology and marketing is changing OR you can be thankful for what you have. With U.S. Thanksgiving just around the corner (and Canadian Thanksgiving just behind us), I think it's important we take a moment and STOP.
Instead of complaining and whining about the problems in our business, let's be thankful we have a business. Thankful for the ability to create jobs and make money and meet the needs in our community.
I've increased the amount of hours that I am scheduling calls with clients to 5 days a week and I've noticed that there are two types of business owners: Those that complain and those that are thankful. Their situations might be identical but their perspective changes everything!
You can approach a really busy, stressful time in your company with exhaustion and whining and complaining OR you can say, "Wow! We have grown and expanded and I GET to hire more people! I get to systematize everything more and find a solution!" Perspective and attitude changes everything! Everything.
I've spoken with business owners who are miserable and choosing to SHUT THEIR EYES to what is really going on. Then others come to me with eyes wide open, saying, "Jen, we need help. We know we are here and we want to go THERE. Can you help?" I LOVE those phone calls! YES I can help! But can I help the whiners and complainers? Not really. I can be a sympathetic, listening ear, but nothing will change unless THEY choose to change.
Last week, I had a few client calls in the morning, and I decided to move a small desk upstairs to my bedroom, just for a change in scenery while I worked. And you know what? It changed everything. It changed my thought patterns, my emotions, and my perspective. Do you need to literally rearrange your office to get a new perspective? Do you need to get out of the house or office more? Do you need to hang around more upbeat, positive people? Instead of pushing through the stress and the crazy, do you need to hire more people to help you?
It's the beginning of the holiday season. You can complain that things are going to get SO crazy, or you could be thankful for what you have, what you've lived through, and the people you get to lead. It's YOUR choice.
I choose thankful. I choose blessed. This year hasn't been all easy, but when I look back, all I see is the good. Why? Because that's what I choose to do.
Need to update your website before the New Year? Schedule a time to talk here:
Ever noticed that ads will "follow" you around? Pretty sweet, huh?
That's called retargeting and we, at Never Alone Business Services, can help you set it up.
We only charge a setup fee, not a monthly, ongoing cost. You can control your budget and ad spend. Want to get it set up and start "following" your website visitors around?
Email me at email@example.com and we'll tell you the next steps!
(My clients say: "Your advertising is amazing. You're EVERYWHERE!" LOL. This stuff works!)
September is here! Did you meet your goals in August? We blew past our goals and are excited about setting new challenges to meet this fall.
We have been extremely busy working with business owners on their marketing. It's so exciting to see business owners who are determined to take the next step to grow their business.
I've been reflecting on the last 20 years of being in business. You know what worked? Working really super hard. Never giving up. When others played, I worked. When others gave up, I kept going. When I didn't know what to do next, I researched, asked questions, and figured it out. That's what works. There are NO shortcuts to success. Just hard work.
We know you are working hard. We get to rub shoulders with AMAZING business owners every single day and I am so grateful. It is the biggest privilege of my life to be able to serve you and help you grow your company.
Now that fall is here, it's time to think about your next project. Do you need print materials to mirror your website and mail to your prospects? Is your website updated and responsive on all devices? Are you on page 1 of Google for your service area and for the services you offer?
The first step is simple. Just schedule a call with us. We'll listen to what's going on and give you a diagnosis of what your next step should be.
Here's what clients had to say this week after speaking with us:
"My call was great! I feel like I'm on track now! I know who to call and what actions to take. It was super awesome that, although my website does need work, Jen understood that we were in a place of transition and I really needed to hear advice on the next steps to take before overhauling my SEO services.
Thank you so much! What a blessing!!!"
"Thanks for checking. Jen is always helpful and such a good listener. I was very encouraged."
Ready to jump into your next project? Need monthly SEO or website support? Let's talk.
After all, the only way to meet your goals is to move forward. The only way to success is to work harder (and smarter). We're here to support you. You don't have to do this alone!
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!