5 Reasons Why You Should Share Your Story



As long as you are living and breathing, there will be trials and obstacles that we have to face. Let’s just be honest, we are not going to walk this earth and have nothing happen to us. God had all kinds of bad things to happen to him, and all he did was love everybody. I’m almost 40 years old and when I tell you I have had my share of hiccups, that would be an understatement. Being a young gal from the deep south, I was raised in a very small town where everybody knows each other and most of us are related. Well, here is the downfall of that, too many people have their opinion of you and what you should be doing and who you should be doing it with. Can you relate?

As a young girl, I struggled with my esteem and self-worth.  I searched for everything and everybody to make me feel worthy of the good in life. I tried to over-compensate for my lack of self-esteem by being an all American cheerleader, captain of the team, honor roll student, church girl, the nice girl always making others feel good about themselves. Well, how many of you know that whatever you don’t deal with will always keep stalking and chasing you?

When life happened to me, it nearly killed me to the point where all I wanted to do was meet my heavenly father. I was in so much pain and experiencing heartache after heartache, that I needed something or someone to numb the pain. It wasn’t until I got sick and tired of myself and got up and did something about it. Back in 2012, I wrote and published my first book and oh boy was I scared out of my mind. I thought people are really going to be talking now. They are going to think I’m a nut basket. Here’s what I learned from writing my very first book:

5 Reasons Why YOu Should Share Your Story



  • You have to totally heal from your pain: A lot of stuff that I shared in my first book, I wouldn’t have been so detailed and graphics. I realized even after I published it, that I still had some hidden pain. Even though I had healed in most of the areas, it was still some things stuck to me like glue.

 

  • Someone else’s breakthrough is tied to your story: If you keep your testimony to yourself, you are being selfish and keeping that next person from experience peace and joy like you.

 

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  • Your pain is not about you: I learned that it was not about me even though it pained me to death and it hurt like hell. I still had questions for God like why me.

 

  • You will heal by helping others: God allowed you to live to tell your story of how you overcame your situation. As long as you still have breathed in your lungs, there is always somebody else out there who is or have gone through the same thing you have.

 

  • Profit from your story: You can tell your story better than anybody. So why not write your book and tell of the goodness of the lord and how he blessed you to overcome. Not everybody lives to tell their story. Don’t die with your story on the inside of you. If you are ready to write your story, click on the image below.

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5 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make



My journey as an entrepreneur started in 2009. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I wanted to quit and throw in the towel. It had got so bad at one point that I had started doubting what God had placed on the inside of me. I thought I was going to be working a 9-5 job forever and not be able to live my dreams. Thank God for second and third chances right? Along the way, I have made my share of mistakes and believe you me, I’m going to continue to fail my way to the top. One of my favorite quotes that I love to say is: “On your way up the success ladder, reach back and help someone else, so when I make it to the top, I won’t be alone” 

Being a mompreneur has taught me a lot of valuable lessons along the way, but I wouldn’t have all of them without my mistakes/failures. Today, I want to share with you a few of them:

5 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

  • Not Gaining Clarity: See, I had this big old idea that I could sell to any and everybody. All I had on my agenda, early on, was to make money and make lots of it. Well, my little fantasy came crumbling down after my first year in business. I didn’t make crap, but oh honey I was in the -$3,000 on my tax return. I was so selfish as to not hire a coach to help me gain clarity because I had the notion that why would I give my money to a coach when I’m not even making money. One of the main reasons why you might not be making money in your business is because you don’t know who you are speaking to. I always say gain clarity and the money will follow.

 

  • Not picking a niche: At that time, I didn’t know what a niche was and really frankly, I didn’t care. Again, all I wanted to do was make money at home so I could be with my kiddos. Childcare was killing us and I needed a way of escape. After a while, the word niche started chasing me and it became nerve wrecking. I knew I had to do something, otherwise, I was going to be doing the same thing the following year.

 

  • Giving away everything for free: I felt like in order for me to build the know like and trust factor, I had to let them test it before they buy it right? Wrong, it’s a limit to how much you should give away and not give away the whole cow. I was giving away three-tier diaper cakes and it was killing my pockets.

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  • Jack of all trades: You are doing too much. Yes, this week, you’re a jewelry designer, the next week, you are a life coach. This is exactly why gaining clarity is so important when you first start out.  Because if you don’t have clarity, you will think you are talking to everybody when in reality, nobody hears you.

 

  • Looking for Free stuff everywhere: At my earlier days, I was a google and youtube queen! I would stay up late nights and research and research and research until some nights I would end up sleeping in my office at the desk. I was so determined to find my answer, but guess what, it only led me to dead ends. No coach who has invested thousands of dollars, are going to give you a solution to your problem for free. I finally said enough was enough and I hired my first coach for $97 and believe me it was the greatest investment that I made. Not only was she a coach, but she was in the same industry as I was, so that was the icing on the cake.

I hope this article has been a blessing to you and that you are seriously taking a look at gaining clarity on who you are serving. Please share this with your family and friends because sharing is caring!

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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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Achieve Your Goals With Motivational Soundtracks

Much like any great movie, music plays a vital role in your pursuit of success. When you set a goal for yourself, music can help you achieve it. Whether you listen while you work out or just work, certain songs can get you pumped up and ready for whatever challenge you may face.

 

nicki manaj Achiving Your Goals With A Motivational Sound trackOf course, musical tastes vary and your own individual playlist will be different from someone else’s, but there are a few styles of music that are staples in the motivational music scene.

80’s Montage Music: These songs are prime choices when creating a motivational soundtrack. The prime  example of this is the soundtrack to the Rocky series. That main theme has been used in many a montage and it’s still applicable in many real world situations. That’s just the beginning. You also have songs like Europe’s The Final Countdown as well as Joe Esposito’s You’re the Best Around as options. The latter is most famous for its use at the end of The Karate Kid, where it plays while Daniel makes his way to the finals.

 

When it comes to motivation, few songs are better suited than You’re the Best Around. This song will give you the energy and confidence you need for success. It’s so affirming that a confidence boost comes even as you read the title! Another great one is Roar by Katy Perry and really one of my all time favorites. One that I love to work out to is “I gotta feeling” by Black Eyed Peas and “Annaconda” by Nicki Manaj. Love it love it, love it.

 

Movie Soundtracks

 

This overlaps with the aforementioned genre, but there are quite a few movie scores that can have a positive effect on you.

 

You can’t go wrong with John Williams’ now classic Superman theme. Much like the hero himself, this tune gives you the positive energy you need to focus on your goals. It helps you believe that you’re capable of great things, and that’s the exact sentiment you want to feel in the music for your soundtrack.

 

Oldies and Classic Rock: Try adding a few tracks from the golden days to your playlist. Whether you’re a Beatles or Elvis fan, oldies have a positive energy to them. You’ll just feel good listening to them! It’s the same with classic rock. After listening to a song like Rush’s The Spirit of Radio, you just may feel better and energized. You can then transfer that positive energy and emotion into whatever your endeavor may be.

 



Epic Music: These are the type of songs you find in movie trailers. Songs like Nightwish’s Ghost Love Score or E.S. Posthumus’ Pompeii make great background music while also filling you with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Just hearing the song can be an awe-inspiring experience and that’s great when you want to elicit the same reaction from others.

 

Music is a major part of anyone’s life. It has an impact on us that’s hard to define, but impossible to ignore. While it’s not the only factor in improving your life, whether it’s getting in shape, impressing the boss with hard work, or boosting your own self-confidence, it’s a definite asset to your efforts.Try listening to these songs and others to create a motivational playlist that can spur you on to success!

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How To Keep Yourself Business Oriented

For most home businesses, the computer and the Internet are an integral part of the success or failure of the business.

However, just like when you are at work, there’s always the temptation to check your email, talk to friends online, or play a game when you are not busy. However, just like at a job that you commute to, this should be something that should be avoided when you are working at your home based business. Stay tuned for a couple of ways to stay on track with your home-based business.

1) One way to help avoid doing this is to set up an account on your computer that is just for your home based business.

2) Set up an email that is just business, set up an instant messenger that is just business, and use the web browser to just do things that are part of the business.

The temptation is still there, of course, but if you start doing this right away you will find that it’s not so difficult.

The other reason that setting up an account that is separate for your business is good is because when you are doing things that are personal on the computer you will be less likely to work during your ‘off’ hours.

One of the biggest mistakes that people who work from home make is that they are ‘always’ working. They never allow themselves time to be ‘off the clock’.

This isn’t something that is healthy, and it’s something that should be avoided. Having a separate account on your computer helps to prevent this from happening.



I hope these few tips helps keep you business focused and become more productive while working from home.

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3 Ways To Get Things Done With Your Children



Moms, I know sometimes it might feel like you want to pull all your hair out. You are always busy and it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough time in the day to get every thing done on your to do list.  Does any of this sounds familiar? You are running after toddlers most of the day, changing diapers and still in the midst of all this, you are trying to start your own business.

I did a video on this very thing and I share a few ways that you can began to get organized and get a lot more done around the house even with the little ones.  Watch the video below and leave me a comment below:

 

 

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How To Make Money With Your Blog

I have been blogging since 2009 and I can tell you from my beginning days, I have learned a quite a bit. However, earlier this year, I lost all three of my websites due to hacking and malware. I lost over two hundred something blog posts and valuable content; but never the less, I have since made my big come back. I will be sharing with you the basics of how I began making money from my blog.  Don’t shortchange yourself thinking you can’t-do this; because the truth of the matter is, I am and so can you.

8 Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

    1. Pick a niche. I always say first and foremost before you ever start blogging, pick a subject or topic that you are passionate about. It makes no sense for you to start a blog about something you have no interest in. Do your research and find out about more of the things you love and start there.
    2. Valuable content. You must first start off with blogging and give your readers valuable content. Build up your audience by providing them with tips and topics that they love.



3. Affiliate marketing. This is one way that you can make money by joining various affiliate programs. You get a certain percentage of selling someone else’s products

  1. Amazon Affiliate Associate Program
  2. Commission Junction
  3. Shopher Media

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You can also check out my post: How to start a blog. With the holidays fastly approaching, I share a few ways to make money during the holidays so you won’t break the bank.

4. Advertising Income

  1. Google Adsense
  2. Advertising from your own website. Sell Ad space



5. Selling your own products. If you have digital or physical products, you can sell them from your website.

6. Coaching Services. Offer your coaching and consulting packages via your website

7. Membership site. You can offer exclusive classes and courses via a paid membership site.

8. Offer various services. For example if you are a freelance writer, you can offer your editing or writing services via your website.

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Make Extra Money For The Holidays



I hope you guys all had an amazing Labor Day Weekend and you enjoyed spending time with your loved ones.  Well, today is the first of the fourth quarter and you know what that means; you only have 3 more months left in this year.  Some of you might me looking for ways to make some extra money for the holidays and I want to give you three ways that you can begin to do that now.

 

 

 

4 Ways to Make Money During The Holidays

 

1) Become A Telephone Mystery Shopper.  You are probably saying LaTersa, what the heck is this? Well, it is very simple and all you do is, take a 6 minute phone call and afterwards do a call evaluation. Simple right, that’s it and guess what, it’s free to join and all you need to do is fill out the registration form and wait to receive your welcome email with the test call. It pays $5 per call and you can also make an additional stream of revenue by referring others and make $5 per referral. I share more ways to make money with mystery shopping in my ebook.  Learn more now!

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2) Become a Paparazzi Jewelry Representative. Yep, if you love fashion jewelry, then you can not only purchase it for $5, but you can sell it as well. Get details here!

3) Publish & Sell Your Ebooks.  If you love to write and you have a skill that you would love sharing information about; why not write and publish your own ebooks and start selling them and make a profit. Write yours in just a weekend, it’s that simple. Grab your course now! 



4) Sell Your T-Shirts. If you have t-shirts or mommy mugs for your audience, then bundle them up together to make a cute little gift set and start selling them. A great way to bring in some extra money. Check it out now!

I hope these couple of ideas will give you some lead way on how you can begin right now making easy money from the comfort of your home. If you need help with putting together a plan for you to make money from home, Click here and schedule your clarity session with me.  If this post has been helpful to you, will you share it with your friends and family?

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5 Reasons You Are Give Your Products Away For Free



I see this all the time, moms start their business and they price their products and services so low that they are practically giving it away. They are home with their children but they also want to make money as well. Oh here is another one, you are a church gal and you feel guilty about charging for your consultations and services. I have seen everything under the sun and it makes me sick to my stomach. I know at the beginning days of my business, I was giving away tons of free stuff including a three-tier diaper cake (and you know a box of diapers is around twenty-five dollars)

 

You teach your audience what to expect from you. And I certainly trained my audience to always want free stuff. Now, don’t get me wrong, you have to give away some things, but giving away the whole cow is unacceptable when you are trying to make extra money. So, I want to share with you five reasons why you keep giving away your products and services for free:

  • You are afraid of rejection.. yep you fear that people will tell you no. You are afraid that they will not be interest in what you have to say
  • You are not pricing your products correctly: You just put a price on it whether it is what you are worth or not, you just want a quick sale
  • You worry too much about what other people will think of you: yep this one right here is keeping a lot of you broke and living in a fantasy world of an expensive hobby
  • You think that you will lose your audience if you start charging for your services. Newsflash, people that need what you have to say, will gladly pay you for it. When people see that you are the solution to their problem, they will gladly take out their wallets.
  • Lastly, you think if you don’t give away your stuff, people won’t know, like or trust you. Wrong, it’s okay to give away a few things as long as it is of value; but giving it all away is ridiculous.

 

I hope this was an eye opener for some of you that it’s time to start charging what you are worth. If you are ready to start pricing your products and services correctly and break up with the FREEBIE party, then I invite you to sign up for my upcoming teleseminar: How To Charge What You Are Worth.  Get more details now!

 

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3 Ways To Make Money With Shopping



As moms and mompreneurs, it’s always wise to have multiple streams of income especially in today’s economy. I have been working from home for years now and believe me, I have seen my share of scams and lies. When I first began this journey, I literally wanted to pull my hair out because I just couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t making money in my new business.  My biggest desire was to be able to support my family’s household income and at this time, I wasn’t. I wanted Mr. Blakely to feel like I was on his team and was supporting him, but again, no money was coming in from my business.

I got so frustrated to the point that I became a not so glamorous girl. All I wanted to do was make money from home so that I can be home with my children and eliminate childcare. Well, after years of being lied to and falling for every scam there was, I finally caught a break and learned about a thing or two that could bring me in some revenue while I was growing my business.

3 Ways That You Can Make Money With Shopping

  • Shop with Ebates: Yep, that’s right! The majority of you already shop online for your kids clothing and household items, now instead of just going straight to Amazon or JcPenny. Go through Ebates

 

  • Sell handmade items: If you are a crafty gal like me, I know you are always creating some beautiful pieces and just giving them away. Why not sell them on sites, like Etsy, Bonanza, or Ebay.

 

  • Become a mystery shopper: Did you know you can get paid to go on dates with your hubby? Did you know you can get paid to shop or take vacations at Disney World. Grab my ebook: Mystery Shopping 101 and get the details now.

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I hope these few tips spark some fire inside of you to do something different today to begin to make some extra money from home. I want to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below what other ways you are making money from home.

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