Saturday, April 21, 2018

Guest Speaking: A Great Way to Market Your Business

Hello friends,

I was recently asked to speak to a group of students at a local school here in my home state about careers in writing. As some of you know, I am a former teacher, but I keep my teaching certificate up because it adds credibility to my education-related projects. I also still love instruction and it will always be a part of what I do as an entrepreneur and writer.

The kids were a group of 4th through 6th-graders who were highly receptive to what I had to say about writing careers. I talked to them about how they should dare to think for themselves about what they want to do, develop their skills early in life, and consider everything they learn in school an opportunity to share new ideas with the world.

While there, I talked about technology, too. I own a technology and digital media company as most of you know. So talking about technology comes naturally and I knew that many of the kids I spoke to are interested in technology as a career, as well.

Many of them approached me afterward and stated that they did not know you could create your own computer and they expressed a genuine interest in the Raspberry Pi computer that I created a few years ago. They also wanted to know more about how they might look into creating their own computers at home.




This kind of love for learning, exploration, and innovation is the reason I loved teaching during the 15 years I did this and it was a real treat to return in a different role, to inspire kids to think big in a system that no longer allowed me to do so.

It was a lot of fun and I appreciate the warm welcome I received from the staff, teachers, and kids. I plan to go back next year and speak to more schools about careers in technology and writing or other "work-at-home" jobs and careers.

In a changing world where people can literally create an empire from their home office chair, there are many opportunities for young people that do not even have a "four-year liberal arts college" as a requirement.

After my appearance at the school, it also got me thinking about how I might help my readers to boost their eCommerce business, as well. So I encourage any of you with speaking ability that you can share with an audience to do so LIVE as well as online! For those of us who constantly work online, it's easy to forget that there is a real world out there but do get out and do this when you can. The sunshine was great, too! I had almost forgotten what it felt like! ha

Another thing that came to mind is that you can go to more speaking events if you have a full-time marketing team working for you 24/7. Then you can create a passive income for yourself that will continue to make you money even when you are not there.

GetResponse is a perfect solution for this. Not only do they offer 24/7 marketing automation to all of your channels, but they also provide email marketing automation, webinar setup, 24/7 tech support, and a fully comprehensive marketing plan. Check it out and see if it will help.

Then you won't worry when you're away and you can attend more guest speaking events, which will boost your revenue, also!

I wish you all success with your online business as always and thank you for the many sales I've seen recently for my new books!

Keep sailing, Captains!

-Deborah L. Killion
Writer/Entrepreneur










"An entrepreneur is a captain of his own ship who must weather the storms, the rocks, and icebergs until he sees the harbor. Never give up. It is the ones who stay their course who reach the shoreline." -DLK

Thursday, April 19, 2018

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED!


The audio version of my latest book, "The Future of Education," will be ready for purchase soon. The paperback and Kindle versions are already available on Amazon Kindle and multiple other vendors including Barnes & Noble and many other bookstores across the country. My narrator for the audiobook is David Satterlee, a professional actor and voice narrator. The audiobook will be available on audible.com in a few days.

Additionally, my previous book, The Magic of Pi, a technical manual regarding the use of Raspberry Pi technologies, has already been released on Amazon Kindle and Audible. 


I will host a radio show on BlogTalk radio and my own internet radio station soon announcing the release of both books. 

If you are an author or a business owner like me, you know the importance of creating hype for your books and projects. I love GetResponse to create a totally automated marketing plan for my books and eCommerce websites. It lets you create your own automated marketing plan that turns your business or book sales into a passive income.

You can check it out here. I promise you'll like it!



-Deborah L. Killion, Author and business owner

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Get Response: One-Stop Marketing Solution for Busy Entrepreneurs


Hi, everyone!
Attention fellow business owners:

Deb here again talking about the importance of finding a marketing solution that includes email marketing and internet marketing. I'm sure you know how important it is to promote your website, blog, and other digital assets. But many business owners just don't seem to be able to create the hype they need to make the conversions they need to be successful.

What you really need is to create digital assets that will allow you to increase your conversions. To do this, you need to improve your marketing strategy to get more traffic. But not just any traffic. You need TARGETED TRAFFIC. 

This involves some processes that you need to learn and learn well. But who has the time, right? I'm a professional blogger, as you know and also a technology business owner. So you know that I understand how hard it is to find the time to do everything.

In fact, recently, I wrote an article that talked about how you need to choose time or money when it comes to what you are willing to let go of to get the results you need.

Long story short, you either need to spend the time, or you need to spend some money to pay someone else to promote your site, products, or services.

Another problem with some automated marketing solutions is that they tend to take too much control of your website or digital assets. But there is one that has it right. It understands that you need things to happen automatically while also respecting how you want it to work!

I recently found this great tool called GetResponse. This is more than an email marketing tool. It is a complete marketing solution that you can use to increase your sales and revenue. Some of my favorite features of this program are listed below:

-Email marketing
-Top of the line statistics and metrics to track progress
-Landing pages
-Marketing automation
-Webinar setup
-Autoresponders
-Cart Abandonment Solutions
-Complete 24/7 sales automation
-24/7 Support

There are many other features you'll like so check it out now and see what you think. I love this program and have written about it many times on my blogs and other materials. It literally takes your entire marketing program and does it for you.
Easy to setup but you maintain control. That's the best part.
It's "smart AI" who knows you're the boss!
Here's the link again. I think you'll like what it will do for your business and your promotions.

Go to GetResponse now.


-Deb



Friday, March 2, 2018

NEW PRODUCTS IN WEBSTORE NOW!

Hi, everyone!
I just wanted to stop off and let you know that we are adding physical products to our website now! Most of you know that we are in the tech industry. But what you may NOT know is that we are also in the education space, as well. I'm a former educator who decided to become a full-time writer and entrepreneur back in 2014 after serving as a school counselor for a small charter school.


I don't regret my decision, but I do miss working with students and helping them to set goals for their future and watching them improve and create. So I'm including much of what I learned all those years as an educator in the public school systems to share this information with teachers and others in education.


I hope that some of my books, audiobooks, podcasts, videos, and other digital materials will help someone out there to fine-tune their repertoire of skills so that they can help kids reach their goals for the future. I'm working on a new one now, "The Future of Education" that I hope to have completed by late March.


I'll be featuring some radio broadcasts in the future that will help kids and teachers, as well as parents to help kids find their voice and expand their creativity and thinking. I believe this is what students need today to break out of the culture of socialism and calculated "brainwashing," that has been happening within some of our public schools.


The trend during the Trump administration and beyond will be to help kids create their own futures, not to depend on the help of the government, parents, or anyone else in the future. We need to empower the minds of young people in new ways that involve (as Steve Jobs often said), "shaping and molding our own lives," not just "living in life." We need to reverse the brainwashing of the previous President who once said, "If you built a business, you didn't really do that." Shame on him!


Innovation is the key.


Let's work together to stretch the minds of young people who depend on us for guidance while helping them understand that they are strong and they can make it and truly reach their life goals!


Visit my main site here to learn more about what we do. I am a full-time writer so I have just now begun to have more time to work on the online store and the many creative projects we have in mind.
But stay tuned!
We are about to grow by leaps and bounds.


-Deborah L. Killion, Writer/Tech Business Owner

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year, everyone!

We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to. President Trump has created the best sweeping tax plan that America ever had to put more of your money in your pocket. Don't believe the lies told by the Left. This tax plan WILL HELP ALL OF US. I'm a small business owner as well as an individual taxpayer and a self-employed entrepreneur. I know that many of you out there who read my blog and listen to my podcasts and radio station are, also.

So believe me, you'll see more money in your pocket this year and for as long as we keep control in the Congress.

I know more than I'll tell on this blog but suffice it to say that I've been researching and following the information behind the scenes since before the election and the good side IS winning! And the Russians had nothing to do with it!

It's been a tough battle because the evil forces that want to take the country down won't go down easy. But we are winning. Follow "Q's" posts to learn more about what is happening and know that it's in good hands.

Entrepreneurs are not the only ones who will benefit by what Trump is doing. America will be a safer, better economic environment for people to start and grow small businesses, as well. We are excited about these changes and America is back!

That being said, what are your goals for the new year? I plan to work on expanding Small Town Global and I have now incorporated my business to create more products and opportunities in the coming years. Stay on course and remember you are the captain of your own ship.

Look for more digital media products for schools and businesses coming from Small Town Global in the coming months and remember to keep on keeping on!
Here's something I'll share with you to help your New Year be even brighter.
It's an online stock portfolio that takes all of the guesswork out of making your money make you big profits over time. And, since Trump is improving the economy and the stock market is higher than ever, it is a great way to ensure your future!
Acorns Online Investments
Happy New Year!
-Deborah L. Killion, Writer &Entrepreneur

Friday, October 13, 2017

Attention Amazon Entrepreneurs: How to Set Financial Goals and Generate the Profit You Want

For Amazon Entrepreneurs

Does anyone else sell on Amazon? My Amazon store is off to a great start. I'm adding inventory daily. Here's a formula I came across that may help you reach your financial goals.

For a $10,000 per month income, you need to list $30,000 worth of product per month or have a wholesale supplier that can fill that need on a monthly basis. (I'm working on this now). For $100,000 per month (YES, many people are doing this and I plan to, also)...you need $300K worth of product listed per month. That's because of the "rule of thirds." On Amazon, you will profit around 1/3 of what you put in with the listings.

I'm just getting started with the physical products but it's definitely going to be lucrative over time.


I still write articles too, but now I can afford to write only the higher paid projects that I choose to do. I am figuring out the system to where I can make the best profit. It's probably the most lucrative thing you can do online to create the income you want.


As I learn to master this system, I'll try to share more about my journey so that some of you can enjoy financial independence through Amazon sales. 

I'm using Amazon right now as a great revenue creator for my business to fund my business and give me more time to work on important projects. I sell other people's products that I like and that are popular with many people. I've already made over $500 in just a few days and I'm growing my business daily.

Eventually, I plan to use Amazon to showcase my own original computers and technology products and creations in addition to the digital media I already have up via CreateSpace, Audible, and ACX.

If you want to find success with Amazon physical product sales, I think the key is to purchase some inventory but keep your overhead as low as possible and source items with wholesalers for a good profit margin who can provide you with bulk items so that you always have the inventory to list. Also, spend a lot of time on product research and find a few great products you like that will sell really well. You only need a few products that you sell in bulk to make huge amounts of money.

Keep your customers happy and follow up on everything. Be obsessed!!
You'll make it!

-Deb


Monday, September 25, 2017

Christmas Coloring Book

Hi, everyone!
We're getting closer to the holiday season so I thought you might like a sneak peek at one of our partner products from graphic artist, Matt Breer. It's a Christmas coloring book! Everyone is stressed out these days in one way or the other and coloring has been proven to reduce stress and make you feel more relaxed. This coloring book is packed with over 40 beautiful illustrations that celebrate the holidays.

There are many coloring books out there today to achieve this but we thought you might like to start with this Christmas coloring book. We know we have Halloween and Thanksgiving first but we wanted to give you a first look at this.

Check it out and purchase here.

We'll try to feature more individual products that we recommend on our blog soon.
All purchased are protected by the Paypal verification process.
100% secure.


-Deb Killion, CEO of smalltownglobal.com.