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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 81 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard! In Episode 81 I’m discussing the importance of income producing activities to monetize our businesses every single day. These activities include, but are not limited to:



    * Sending emails to our growing (hopefully!) list of prospects, customers, and clients – use something called “pattern interrupt” to get people’s attention with your email messages

    * Networking with others, both virtually and in person who could potentially be interested in and a good fit to be our prospects, affiliates, JV (joint venture) partners, collaborators, and more – we absolutely must interact with people every single day if we are to build and grow a lucrative business. Rotary (an international service organization) has been an excellent way to network, and many of the people I mentor have joined their local Rotary Club as well.

    * Affiliates – what we recommend, as well as those who recommend us and our products, courses, services, and other offerings.

    * Asking for the sale! We must ask people to buy from us. I recommend doing this within your email messages (broadcasts and autoresponders), in person, within your blog posts (I have a CTA (Call to Action) at the bottom of all of my posts, In the podcast recording, I share the story of buying a new car recently, and how one dealership lost my business because they did not ask for the sale when I was ready to make the purchase.

    * Launching or re-launching a product or course – we are teachers in our online businesses, and we must show people what it’s like to learn from and with us.

    * Marketing your current products – get them in front of your prospects, customers, and clients on a regular basis. This includes both free and paid offerings, including your free giveaway (lead magnet).



    Everything else we do as an online entrepreneur is outside the realm of being income producing on a daily basis.

    Are you focusing on income producing activities every single day in your business? Is marketing at the forefront of your thinking and actions? Everything we do is selling us to our target audience; share your story, your knowledge, your experiences, and you expertise.

    My affiliate program details can be found at Affiliate Links and Tools.



    * Writing – blog posts, short reports, focus guides, sales letters, books, and more

    * Creating – products, courses, challenges, and events

    * Marketing – I’m the “Marketing Madwoman” and relish this title! Marketing makes the business world go ’round, and I wish I would have embraced this concept sooner in my life.

    * Mentoring/Consulting – I love working with individuals, organizations (for profit and non-profit), companies, and corporations to help them with their marketing, online and offline.



    I began my outsourcing journey by setting up a “barter” arrangement with someone I met at a live event in 2006. She set up websites, did technical work, and created graphics for me, in return for me helping her learn more about marketing herself and her business. A year and a half later I started paying her for her services. Soon I was building a team of people who continue to help me grow my business.

    Take a close look at what you love doing, what you strongly dislike, and know that outsourcing at least some tasks and activities to others is the way to increase your income and your free time.

    Pick up a copy of my book, “Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs: How to Manage Your Time to Increase Your Bottom Line” at https://amzn.to/37QfTWg

    “Everything we do in our lives is preparin...

    • 18 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 80 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome! In Episode 80 the topic is around managing your time and deciding when to begin outsourcing some of the tasks and activities that are a part of your business.

    I continue to only engage in four areas in my business. These include:



    * Writing – blog posts, short reports, focus guides, sales letters, books, and more

    * Creating – products, courses, challenges, and events

    * Marketing – I’m the “Marketing Madwoman” and relish this title! Marketing makes the business world go ’round, and I wish I would have embraced this concept sooner in my life.

    * Mentoring/Consulting – I love working with individuals, organizations (for profit and non-profit), companies, and corporations to help them with their marketing, online and offline.



    I began my outsourcing journey by setting up a “barter” arrangement with someone I met at a live event in 2006. She set up websites, did technical work, and created graphics for me, in return for me helping her learn more about marketing herself and her business. A year and a half later I started paying her for her services. Soon I was building a team of people who continue to help me grow my business.

    Take a close look at what you love doing, what you strongly dislike, and know that outsourcing at least some tasks and activities to others is the way to increase your income and your free time.

    Pick up a copy of my book, “Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs: How to Manage Your Time to Increase Your Bottom Line” at https://amzn.to/37QfTWg

    “Everything we do in our lives is preparing us for something that will arise in the future, even though we don’t yet know what that will be.” ~ Connie Ragen Green

    I have created a training course on how you may do the same thing at Become A Local Celebrity and you may reach out to me at conniegreenhouse @ Yahoo .com if you’d like to come in at a discount.

    Embrace the Hard Parts of Everything You Do…  Because Skipping Through the Hard Parts of Life Won’t Serve You

    Throughout my lifetime I have discovered that skipping past or through the crucial parts does not serve one well. These also tend to be the boring or uninteresting parts of the process, so it takes grit and perseverance if you are to achieve success and reach your full potential.

    Some of the things I engaged in during 2006, the first year of my online business were born of necessity. I was a new online entrepreneur with no prospect list or connections. Also, I did not have an information product or course or even an eBook to sell and start earning some income. I order to get my new business rolling and bringing in some money, I knew I’d have to get creative. I came up with  few simple success strategies that continue to be effective today:



    * I hosted a weekly “Ask Connie Anything” call. This was a teleseminar, so anyone could join me by simply dialing in to my conference line. They could also go to the webpage to ask their questions at any time, whether or not they were attending live. The replay was accessible from the same link, making this a stress free solution.

    * Three times a week, I wrote and published a short post to one of the several blogs I had set up on a variety of topics. I hadn’t yet chosen my niche and was still experimenting with my ideas.

    * I reached out to the people I was buying from through email primarily. If they had an affiliate program I joined it and then shared information about them with those who attended my teleseminars,

    • 29 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 79 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome! In Episode 79 I the topic is “What to do when you don’t have time to do anything!” and still want to create a profitable business to run from home or from wherever you are in the world and have an internet connection but not enough time.

    Life happens to all of us, and I was busy caring for a family member who’d just had open heart surgery I realized that I was fortunate to have created strategies and systems over the years to ensure my income does not take even the slightest dip when I have very little time to be online. These strategies include…



    * Focus on your Big Picture Goal(s) – knowing what it is you wish to achieve in your business will make a difference in how you approach each day and every activity in your business. For me, income producing activities come first, followed by ones that increase my reach and build relationships.

    * Prioritize what needs to be done. Sending an email message to my list comes first, followed by sharing what’s for sale with my social media community. I’m on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ConnieGreen if you’d like to see how I do this in real time.

    * Ask for help. We all like to think of ourselves as being “Super Person” but the truth is that no single person is responsible for a business achieving incredible results. Friends, family members, people you’ve built relationships with online, and virtual assistants all play a part in our success, especially when time is of the essence.

    * Learn shortcuts. After you do something a hundred or more times, your mind will come up with strategies to help you do it faster, more smoothly, and more effectively. Strive to achieve this by being willing to trust yourself when it comes to time management and productivity as an online entrepreneur.

    * Keep moving forward, no matter what. Do not allow anyone or any thing to derail you from achieving your goals and dreams, even if time is short and the tasks you need to complete feel tedious.

    * Take it one step at a time. There is no rush to success. Allow your life to unfold in a way that feels right to you. Know that everything is possible and that God and the Universe will continue to conspire in your favor.

    * Create “to-do” lists with the goal of transferring no more than three or four items to your schedule to complete each day. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by an unlimited and growing list of tasks and activities you intend to complete… some day. Instead live by your schedule and watch your productivity soar.



    Pick up a copy of my book, “Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs: How to Manage Your Time to Increase Your Bottom Line” at https://amzn.to/37QfTWg

    “Everything we do in our lives is preparing us for something that will arise in the future, even though we don’t yet know what that will be.” ~ Connie Ragen Green

    I have created a training course on how you may do the same thing at Become A Local Celebrity and you may reach out to me at conniegreenhouse @ Yahoo .com if you’d like to come in at a discount.

    Embrace the Hard Parts of Everything You Do…  Because Skipping Through the Hard Parts of Life Won’t Serve You

    Throughout my lifetime I have discovered that skipping past or through the crucial parts does not serve one well. These also tend to be the boring or uninteresting parts of the process, so it takes grit and perseverance if you are to achieve success and reach your full potential.

    Some of the things I engaged in during 2006,

    • 22 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 78 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome! In Episode 78 I revisit the topic of becoming a “local celebrity” in your community. This happened for me quite accidentally when I relocated to a new city in 2006, while simultaneously starting my online business.

    Where I had lived for many years previously, I had never felt like I was a part of a community. Looking back, this was due to the fact that I did not participate in any local activities or connect with the people who were instrumental in making sure my city was one where there were activities and events that kept it strong.

    When I moved to Santa Clarita, California I began looking for opportunities to volunteer and connect with others. This quest first led me to the local Rotary Club, and then on to other groups, service organizations, and people who were the movers and shakers in that city and beyond. It wasn’t long before everyone knew my name and I became someone who was thought of as a valuable resource in the community.

    It was through my connections and volunteerism with Rotary, Elk’s BPOE, Boys & Girls Clubs, Zonta, and other non-profits and service organizations that I was able to be recommended for work as a consultant and to begin participating in the corporate world as an expert and authority in my field of online marketing.

    In 2012, I began living part-time in Santa Barbara, California and it was here where I decided to become a “local celebrity” by choice. Replicating what I had done previously in Santa Clarita on an accidental basis, I became someone who is a valuable resource to my community of Santa Barbara.

    I have created a training course on how you may do the same thing at Become A Local Celebrity and you may reach out to me at conniegreenhouse @ Yahoo .com if you’d like to come in at a discount.

    Embrace the Hard Parts of Everything You Do…  Because Skipping Through the Hard Parts of Life Won’t Serve You

    Throughout my lifetime I have discovered that skipping past or through the crucial parts does not serve one well. These also tend to be the boring or uninteresting parts of the process, so it takes grit and perseverance if you are to achieve success and reach your full potential.

    Some of the things I engaged in during 2006, the first year of my online business were born of necessity. I was a new online entrepreneur with no prospect list or connections. Also, I did not have an information product or course or even an eBook to sell and start earning some income. I order to get my new business rolling and bringing in some money, I knew I’d have to get creative. I came up with  few simple success strategies that continue to be effective today:



    * I hosted a weekly “Ask Connie Anything” call. This was a teleseminar, so anyone could join me by simply dialing in to my conference line. They could also go to the webpage to ask their questions at any time, whether or not they were attending live. The replay was accessible from the same link, making this a stress free solution.

    * Three times a week, I wrote and published a short post to one of the several blogs I had set up on a variety of topics. I hadn’t yet chosen my niche and was still experimenting with my ideas.

    * I reached out to the people I was buying from through email primarily. If they had an affiliate program I joined it and then shared information about them with those who attended my teleseminars, as well as within and in the resource/author’s bio area at the end of each blog post.



    These simple success strategies were only the beginning. I’m sharing more with you here…

    Learn the “So What” Concept as One of the Most Valuable “Simple Success Strategies...

    • 20 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 77 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome! Episode 77 asks the all-important question, “Are Marketers Born or Made?” The answer, in my opinion is that it’s a little of each. Marketing is sales and selling, persuasion, finding commonality, and building relationships.

    Think back to your childhood… Did you become a master of persuasion to get what you wanted and needed from your parents, siblings, and others? I was pretty good at this skill, although it didn’t always work in my favor.

    What are sales and selling? Did your school, church, or other group ever enlist your help with raising money for a special project or general fundraiser? How did you respond to this request? Were you anxious to sell to friends, neighbors, and strangers alike? Or did you dread the very thought of selling something to someone and asking them for money?

    Finding commonality works in all situations, I have found. The idea of connecting with people based on your mutual likes and beliefs is one older than time itself. Building relationships is a natural offshoot of finding commonality.

    All of what I’ve shared with you here leads to marketing excellence, exactly what Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing is all about.

    Embrace the Hard Parts of Everything You Do…  Because Skipping Through the Hard Parts of Life Won’t Serve You

    Throughout my lifetime I have discovered that skipping past or through the crucial parts does not serve one well. These also tend to be the boring or uninteresting parts of the process, so it takes grit and perseverance if you are to achieve success and reach your full potential.

    Some of the things I engaged in during 2006, the first year of my online business were born of necessity. I was a new online entrepreneur with no prospect list or connections. Also, I did not have an information product or course or even an eBook to sell and start earning some income. I order to get my new business rolling and bringing in some money, I knew I’d have to get creative. I came up with  few simple success strategies that continue to be effective today:



    * I hosted a weekly “Ask Connie Anything” call. This was a teleseminar, so anyone could join me by simply dialing in to my conference line. They could also go to the webpage to ask their questions at any time, whether or not they were attending live. The replay was accessible from the same link, making this a stress free solution.

    * Three times a week, I wrote and published a short post to one of the several blogs I had set up on a variety of topics. I hadn’t yet chosen my niche and was still experimenting with my ideas.

    * I reached out to the people I was buying from through email primarily. If they had an affiliate program I joined it and then shared information about them with those who attended my teleseminars, as well as within and in the resource/author’s bio area at the end of each blog post.



    These simple success strategies were only the beginning. I’m sharing more with you here…

    Learn the “So What” Concept as One of the Most Valuable “Simple Success Strategies

    While I was teaching school, my students taught me so much in the way of life lessons and setting and achieving goals. I taught elementary school for most of my twenty year career. Young children say and do things without thinking. Much of this can be hurtful to others over time. Early on, during my first month of teaching a 5th/6th grade combination class, I taught them two powerful words, when used in tandem…

    “So what?”

    And the even more effective, with the major emphasis given to the first word, “So? So what?”

    This phrase became the answer to any behavior or action or co...

    • 18 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 76 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome! In Episode 76 I discuss how you’re in the right place at the right time! Luck is where preparation meets opportunity and you’re approaching the intersection throughout each day. This is the first of the simple success strategies I’ll be sharing with you here. Your timing is perfect and you’re in the right place at the right time.

    We create our own luck. We do this by understanding that luck occurs when preparation meets opportunity. I’d heard that for many years before I believed it. It was when I came online in 2006 and realized that everything – yes, everything I’d been involved in up until this point in my life had prepared me for the opportunity of doing business online. Soon, I felt very lucky, and that luck continues to build. I want this for you as well, but it’s your choice as to how you implement the luck that is ready and waiting for you to catch up to it. Believe that you’re in the right place at the right time, and know that my goal is to help you take action and move forward.

    Embrace the Hard Parts of Everything You Do…  Because Skipping Through the Hard Parts of Life Won’t Serve You

    Throughout my lifetime I have discovered that skipping past or through the crucial parts does not serve one well. These also tend to be the boring or uninteresting parts of the process, so it takes grit and perseverance if you are to achieve success and reach your full potential.

    Some of the things I engaged in during 2006, the first year of my online business were born of necessity. I was a new online entrepreneur with no prospect list or connections. Also, I did not have an information product or course or even an eBook to sell and start earning some income. I order to get my new business rolling and bringing in some money, I knew I’d have to get creative. I came up with  few simple success strategies that continue to be effective today:



    * I hosted a weekly “Ask Connie Anything” call. This was a teleseminar, so anyone could join me by simply dialing in to my conference line. They could also go to the webpage to ask their questions at any time, whether or not they were attending live. The replay was accessible from the same link, making this a stress free solution.

    * Three times a week, I wrote and published a short post to one of the several blogs I had set up on a variety of topics. I hadn’t yet chosen my niche and was still experimenting with my ideas.

    * I reached out to the people I was buying from through email primarily. If they had an affiliate program I joined it and then shared information about them with those who attended my teleseminars, as well as within and in the resource/author’s bio area at the end of each blog post.



    These simple success strategies were only the beginning. I’m sharing more with you here…

    Learn the “So What” Concept as One of the Most Valuable “Simple Success Strategies

    While I was teaching school, my students taught me so much in the way of life lessons and setting and achieving goals. I taught elementary school for most of my twenty year career. Young children say and do things without thinking. Much of this can be hurtful to others over time. Early on, during my first month of teaching a 5th/6th grade combination class, I taught them two powerful words, when used in tandem…

    “So what?”

    And the even more effective, with the major emphasis given to the first word, “So? So what?”

    This phrase became the answer to any behavior or action or comment from another student. Someone commenting in a negative way about the shoes you’re wearing? So what? Failed a test? So what? My goal and intention was to prove to them that everything in life was fixable, or do-over-able and that they could achieve every goal and accomplishment they ...

    • 18 min

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