3 Steps To Prepare Your Business For The New Year



Can you believe that we are less than three weeks away until 2018? I don’t know about you but it seems as if this year just came and went. One minute it was January and now we are in December. I have had an amazing year and not to mention, I joined the forties club a few weeks ago. Business for me this year has been one heck of a year and I’m now spending my days preparing for the upcoming new year.

During this time, it’s important that we take some time to reflect on the things that we are grateful for via it personal or business related. What you thank about, God brings more of it. So, I wanted to shed some light on this thing called preparation and getting your business in alignment with your goals.

3 Steps To Prepare Your Business For The New Year

  • Get crystal clear: You need clarity on the moves and process you will take in order to accomplish your goals for your business.
  • Figure out what didn’t work for you and eliminate it from your business plans
  • Put systems in place. You need systems in place in order to help you stay visible and functional even if you are not physically present.

I hope these steps help you in your process of preparing for your new year in business.

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4 Tips For Instagram



If you haven’t heard already, Instagram is the hotness right now and I don’t think they are going away anytime soon! When starting your business online, you need to choose a platform on social media that’s right for you and not spread yourself too thin. Today, I’m going to share with you a few quick tips to help you get started on Instagram.

 

4 Tips To Succeed On Instagram

  • Be your authentic self. Even though people can’t see you in the flesh, it’s very easy for people and your tribe to tell when you are being fake. Here is the thing, God made you so unique and if you knew just how awesome you are, you wouldn’t be so concerned with trying to mimic someone else.

 

  • Create amazing images. Don’t just throw up any old thing. Remember, this is your brand and it represents you and what you stand for.

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  • Be consistent. Pick out a time frame of how often you will post. My recommendations would be to figure out when your audience is online and post accordingly. Posting three times per day is a great start.

 

  • Engage with your followers. If they take the time to comment on your post, the least you could do is respond back with a thank you. Don’t be selfish or so self-absorbed that you ignore those who admire and engage with you.

I hope these tips help you build your Instagram page up to an engaging and fun page! Let me know some of your favorite tips that have helped you on Instagram.

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5 Things Every Mompreneur Must Do Before End Of Year



 

The end of the year is less than two weeks away. Everybody is either just starting their Christmas shopping or wrapping things up with final purchases.  I don’t know about you, but I get a kick out of getting ready for the new year.  And today I want to share with you briefly my top 3 things you must do before the new year rolls around.

5 Things Every Mompreneur Must Do Before The End of The Year 

1) Tie up loose ends. Meaning, complete your projects that have been lingering around the home office.  Finish up your shopping for equipment whether it be home or business.  One thing you don’t want to do is carry old unfinished projects into the new year.

2) Balance your books. If you handle your own books, now is a great time to do so or if you have an accountant.  Going into the new year with the numbers of what you achieved in 2014, will give you a great view of how things went and what things worked for your business and what didn’t.

3) Purchase your last items for business.  This time of the year is one of my favorites because I get to invest with some amazing business products that will help propel me into higher debths in the new year.  Get this, you can write these off on your taxes.  Any donations you might have made during the year can be deductions for your taxes.

4) Review your Goals for 2017.  Review them to see what you accomplished and what gave you the most return on your investments. Find out what worked best for you and do more of that in the upcoming year.  As far as the things that didn’t work, eliminate those.

5) Set some new & smart goals. Yes, you will never experience success with just hoping and wishing and praying.  You need to set some goals and put some action steps into place so that you set yourself up to excel and exceed your wildest expectations. If you need help with getting clear on your goals and setting a plan of action, Click here and let’s chat!

I do hope these few steps will get your creative juices flowing so that you will bring in the new year with a bang. If these steps have been helpful to you, please feel free to share them with your friends and family.

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Easy Ways To Make Your Home Life Better

It’s not like you expected homemaking to be a piece of cake.

But you had no idea you’d be so tired, frustrated, and overwhelmed, right?

I’ve often felt the same way. When I first became a wife and mom back in 2009, I needed help trying to learn my way of doing things in my own kitchen. I was so determined to be the perfect wife and have my house cleaned 24/7 that I became overwhelmed and started doubting myself and my capabilities. Oh, and developing systems to efficiently handle laundry and cleaning? Um… do I have to answer that?

Homemaking is filled with mundane tasks that never end, but here’s the thing: do you want to spend more time overwhelmed by things you don’t enjoy?

No, no, you do not.

So what if you could find resources to help you become better at homemaking (and maybe even learn to love it)?

Well, look no further, because I found something that might be just what you need: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

For two days only, everything you need (and then some) is in one fabulous package, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)

This year’s edition of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle includes 50 ebooks, 21 eCourses, 14 printables, 2 videos, 2 audios, 2 summits, and 1 membership site.

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to make homemaking and mothering feel less stressful… quick & healthy recipes, homemaking printables, cleaning tips, sizzling date night ideas, parenting helps, and so much more. Any you guys know how much I love easy and quick recipes!

For less than the cost of a meal out (and you won’t need to be rescued by drive-thru after this!), you’ll get a complete library to help you:

  • Cook up wholesome recipes for your family
  • Build stronger relationships with your kids (even your teens)
  • Discover speedy cleaning routines for the toughest messes
  • Rekindle the romance in your marriage
  • Put self-care back into your life
  • and finally enjoy homemaking.

Plus, it comes with over $200 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (this is one of my favorite parts).

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 106 digital products and it’s worth over $1980!

Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, they’re able to give you access to over $1980 worth of amazing products for a whopping 97% off!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start your stress-less homemaking journey!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just two days! After Tuesday night, October 24th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click HERE https://us154.isrefer.com/go/homebundle// to learn more or buy the bundle.

It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

No one should have to feel overwhelmed by homemaking because it costs too much or they can’t get the help they need.

Becoming efficient as a homemaker is one thing. Fully embracing all the messy moments and hard times and loving it (most days) is another. But it’s not out of reach.

Learn more or get your bundle here

(Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59pm Eastern on Tuesday, October 24th, so don’t wait!)

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5 Steps To Start Selling Your Crafts As A Business



I love all things crafty and I get so excited to share my knowledge and expertise to help other moms just like you to start your business. I can imagine that you have tons of ideas and ways that you want to start making money with your crafts. I started my first business back in 2009: The LaTersa Diaper Cakes™ and boy it was a world of adventures, mishaps and all kinds of scams. Yep, the mommy maven lost a ton of money when I began my gift business. I was too thrilled to be in business for myself that I took for granted things I needed to legitimately start my business the right way.

My first year in business, I made -$3,000 in my business and because I was spending out more money than was coming in, I was forced to take a good look at my business structure. At that rate, I wasn’t going to be in business much longer, so I had to do something different. It wasn’t until I hired my first coach (who was in the gift business industry) that I began to turn my company around to the positive bank account. I want to share with you my top five tips for getting started with selling your crafts/gifts.

5 Steps To Start Selling Your Crafts As A Business

    • Get clear on the products that you will sell: I don’t care what you are selling, you have to be able to educate your potential audience on what it is you sell. You need to be able to present your products in a beautiful packaging.
    • Pick your business name: Go to your local revenue or taxes office to secure your business license. Years ago, I paid fifteen dollars for my business license.
    • Purchase your domain: You can grab your domain for as little as $1 at godaddy.com… While you are at it, go ahead and purchase your domain of your name as well. (www.johndoe.com)



  • Get your seller’s permit: You need this in order to sell in public. If you are doing craft shows or any type of function in the public, you will need this. Your seller’s permit is also included when you incorporate your business (LLC, INC, or solopreneur). You will need to speak with an accountant for more details.
  • Open up a free shop first: Site like Etsy.com, handmade site before purchasing your website. It’s much easier to start there, as opposed to dealing with a new website. You can have your domain forwarded to your Etsy shop to make a professional look. You can learn about more handmade sites to sell your crafts here! 

I hope these few tips help you get started on your journey of becoming a gift business owner. Let me know how it goes for you. Leave me a comment below:

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6 Freelance Professions That You Can Do At To Work From Home



Millions of moms all over the world are working from home today, and more are joining them every year. From the looks of it, this is a trend that will just continue, as technology makes remote working easier and cheaper than traditional work environments. Not all professions are suited for working from home, of course, but many are, especially if you’re willing to work as a freelancer. I became a work at home mom back in 2009 and I must say it was one of the best decisions I made for my family at the time! I hope these ideas help you to figure out what will or will not work for you!

6 Freelance Professions That You Can Do At Work From Home

Writer: Whether you enjoy writing books, blogging or in-depth technical documentation, there are many opportunities online for skilled writers. The competition is fierce, however, as “anyone” with some basic grammar skills can call themselves a writer and in many cases, you’ll be competing with people in poor countries who can charge $3 for a long article. It’s not impossible to break into though so don’t let that discourage you!

Designer: Love designing websites, crafting logos or retouching photographs? You should look into working from home as a designer! Skilled designers are actually quite rare online, and if you’ve got some real talent you can also make some real bucks. The trick is to not even try to compete with freelancers who charge $5 for a logo and instead go for the high-end segment.

Developer: If you have experience with programming you could aim for a career as a developer. Plenty of jobs are available, whether you want to work as a freelancer, start your own firm or just work remotely as an employee. Rates are usually good and competition is definitely less compared to writing and designing, as development/programming is more of a specialized skill.



Consultant: You don’t have to actually do the hard work yourself to successfully work from home. One great option is becoming a consultant and instead of telling others what to do, based on your recommendations. A hot tip is consulting in the SEO or online marketing world, where it’s easy to demonstrate a good “return on investment” (assuming, of course, that the advice you can offer actually has a positive effect).

If you need more ideas for working at home, check out 26 Ideals of work at home job ideas

Virtual assistant: If you’re a “jack of all trades” with strong administrative, communication and organizational skills, consider becoming a virtual assistant. This is a great choice if you enjoy a variety of assignments, and most of the time you’ll have pretty good job security as long as you do a good job. As always you’re competing with low-cost labor from poorer countries, so try to specialize in things they cannot do.

As you’ve seen there is plenty of opportunities to work from home, regardless of your skill set. Pick your favorite today and get started – the sooner the better! I hope you have been blessed by this post. Will you do me a favor and share this with your friends and family?

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Love & Prosperity,

LaTersa



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5 Ways To Avoid WAHJob Scams



I have seen my fair share of scams throughout my journey as a work at home mom! I was so eager to make money at home that I was trying any and all things. I mean I have some horror stories for you, but just for another day.  I wanted to warn you about some of the things to avoid when starting your journey as a work at home mama. Now, this journey can be great but you just have to take all necessary precautions at any cost! So, grab a glass of wine and come on a journey with me!

Working at home can be a blast! More freedom, more time with your kiddos and all sorts of entertaining. But if you don’t avoid these scams, it can be a night mare!

5 Ways To Avoid WAHJob Scams

  • Asking for your personal information: If any company is asking you for money and your personal banking information. That right there is a red flag. I can’t tell you how many times I fell for this one trick. Some of these people can sound so convincing.
  • Verify the company. One great place I always check is the Better Business Bureau (BBB+). Google them to find out about previous customers and their experiences.
  • Sending you interview via chats: I mean that one right there, really. You can’t schedule a phone interview? Please be aware of this
  • Check their website: If there is no obvious sign of any kind of website or social media profile, I wouldn’t even bother.
  • No contact information: You can’t find a phone number or email (legitimate), there there is another red flag.

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I hope this post blesses you in some way! If you know of family and friends who might need this, would you please share this? Have an amazing day and leave me a comment below.

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Love & Prosperity,

LaTersa



5 Benefits of Writing Your Book



Good morning to all you amazing mommies! I have been publishing my own books since 2012 and I must say you not even think that a southern gal such as myself, who didn’t like to read or write when I was younger. I was the girl who hated to read in high school and do comprehension questions. I have tons of tons of journals all over my house and in my car. I always say I have to be prepared when God drops a million dollar idea in my head. Whether I use it right then or not, I have to jot it down for later.

Writing your book can have amazing benefits and allow you to be known as an expert in your field. Since becoming a self-published author, I have grown as a businesswoman and it just opened up so many opportunities for me. I’m going to share with you why you should write your book and share your story with the world.

5 Benefits of writing your book

  • Be seen as an expert: Publishing your book should be written on a topic that you are familiar with and have life experiences.

 

  • Speaking Opportunities: Once I published my book, it opened up a lot of opportunities for me to share my message with organizations and their audience.

 



  • More Income: You can definitely profit from selling your book. But, know that your book will not sell itself. If you need help with ways to sell your book in bulks way before your book is published, I can help.

 

  • Book Collaboration for other authors: Now, that I’ve published my own books, I can do book collaborations with other authors and aspiring authors to share a common message.

 

  • Help More people: By publishing your book and sharing your story, you can help people globally especially with having access to millions of people on social media

I hope these tips will inspire you to stop sitting on your message and get started today! If you have a message inside of you, but you need clarity, call me!   Or if you are a do it yourself type of gal, you can grab my “Author’s Class” and get started today.

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10 Things That’s Keeping You Broke

If you are struggling with making money whether it be at home or in your business, I can guarantee you that one of these mistakes might need to be eliminated. I hope you understand that you can have it all; success in life and business but you must first put some systems in place in order to make the transition. Being in business for almost eight years, I can tell you about all the mistakes I’ve made in business. But, I wouldn’t be here today, if I had thrown in the towel and quit. I always say, I”m going to fail my way to the top and I want to carry you right along with me.

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Love & Prosperity,

LaTersa

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10 Must Have Tools For Busy Mompreneurs



I have been in business for almost eight years now and I have tried tons of tools and various programs. I can also tell you that if you don’t have your systems in place, you are setting yourself up for tragic. Earlier this year, I lost all three of my websites due spam and malware. I must say I had a three day crying spell and I had a fit because I have been blogging since 2009 and I lost over two hundred something of blog posts and valuable content. I can truly say, it made me up my game with the tools that I had been using. See, I was using a free version of anti-virus and with all that is going on in the world today with war and hacking. I was a great target.

What I learned from that experience

It taught me that you can never not have enough anti-virus and systems in place. I learned that even when i’m not working in my business, I have to have certain systems in place. After life happened to me in 2016, I left for an entire year. I wasn’t doing anything but working on myself and taking care of my babies, my mind, body and spirit. But, business as usual was going on and even though I wasn’t using my sites, I should have prepared more for my time being gone. So, I want to make sure you guys are prepared for the unexpected that can happen in business with my top ten tools in business.

 

 

10 Top Tool Must Haves In Moms In Business

    1. Acuity: When those clients start rolling in, you need to have a system in place to schedule appointments and this one is my all time favorite. It’s very easy to use and it’s only $10/month.
    2. Hootesuite: You need to be visible over your social media platforms. Schedule your posts
    3. Siteground: To have your blog running smoothly, you need hosting and this one is my favorite. I fired Hostgator. For as low as $3.95/month
    4. Godaddy: Only purchase domains from them because their hosting sucks
    5. Google analytics: you need to know how your site is showing up on search engines

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  1. WordPress.org: You need to own your content and this allows you more control
  2. Mcafee Antivirus: Protect your content from hackers and spam
  3. Mailchimp: Automation and email marketing
  4. Evernote: Being that you are a busy moms already, having a place where you can readily write your notes is a must have and this course is a must especially mompreneurs. Let Samantha know I sent you!
  5. Web Tools & Apps E-list: This list has over 72+ tools and plugins that I have used in my business for years to make my business run smoother

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