Start rocking your reputation!

DOWNLOAD MY FREE 31-PAGE EBOOK, GET ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP, + RECEIVE EMAILS WITH HYPE-FREE ADVICE TO HELP YOU GROW

9+ Smart Facebook Groups For Women Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, + Bloggers

  |   Business Tips, Resources, Social Media Marketing   |   103 Comments

9 of the BEST Facebook Groups for Women Bloggers, Freelancers, + Entrepreneurs

Have you ever joined a Facebook group thinking that it looked pretty darn cool, only to get in there and find an endless stream of promos + sunset pictures with sappy quote overlays?

Yeahhhh. Me too.

For the last 4-6 months I've been on a relentless search for "quality" Facebook groups to help me learn more + grow my brand. All I've (ever so humbly) asked for is a place that has:

1. No icky spam

2. Useful, correct advice

3. Helpful, engaged people



Am I being difficult here? No! And yet, for every great community I've stumbled into, I've stumbled into 3 more that give me that "ewwww, I just stepped into a late night infomercial while I was trying to find the Game Of Thrones marathon" sensation.

I don't like feeling so undignified + swindled (can you tell I take my Facebook forays seriously? :) ), hence the creation of this brief guide to help you avoid a similarly dreadful pick-your-own-adventure scenario.

(Ahem. You did read those books when you were a kid, right?)

So in no particular order and without further chitty chat, here are 9 of my favorite Facebook groups for women entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business-minded bloggers!
...

Read More

How to Set Up Free Alerts on Mention.com: A Video Tutorial

  |   Business Tips, Reputation, Video   |   15 Comments

A video tutorial on how to set up free alerts on Mention.com (the awesome social listening tool that will protect your blog + brand).

Do you remember a few months ago when I taught you how to begin monitoring your online reputation with Google Alerts?

While I love what Google Alerts can do for both bloggers + businesses alike, today I'm going to quickly teach you how to step up your reputation management game with a different, much more comprehensive tool: Mention.

I love it, and I'm 97.3% sure you will, too.

(Please note the margin of error of approx. +/- 2.7% Hey, nobody's perfect!)
...

Read More

Olyvia Works: An Interview with Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley of Savouring Simplicity

  |   Olyvia Works   |   14 Comments

Are you using social media effectively to grow your blog or business? Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley of Savouring Simplicity shares her thoughts on mistakes people make when promoting their brand, + tips on entrepreneurship and being a mom business owner. | Olyvia.co

You know me: I can't get enough of the kind + brilliant women in the world. Women who know their stuff inside, outside, and sideways -- but don't let it go to their head.

Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley of Savouring Simplicity is that kind of woman.

A social media consultant and life coach for holistic women entrepreneurs, this lady is making a big impact in her space. But every time I see her, guess what she's doing?

She's out there reaching out to + cheerleading for other women.

And not just influencers, but the new gals. The women who really need it.

Obviously, I couldn't NOT have her on here. (Let's pretend that makes sense. haha)

Today Elizabeth is going to share:

  • How she uses her multiple passions to offer services she loves


  • The hardest thing she had to do as a new entrepreneur


  • How she juggles motherhood with work, and the one smart thing other mompreneurs should do if they're struggling with time


  • Her brilliant strategy for getting more brand exposure


  • Why social media is completely misunderstood and misused by small and big businesses alike -- and 4 epic tips on how to use it the right way


Here she is! ...

Read More

10 Introvert-Friendly Offline Marketing Ideas For Your Blog + Business

  |   Business Tips, Classy Marketing   |   56 Comments

10 Offline Marketing Ideas for Introvert Bloggers + Business Owners

You may or may not be surprised to know this, but it's true: I'm an introvert.

Promoting my business just does not come easy to me.

(Sisters, if I could run Olyvia while living in a comfortable hobbit hole and sharing it with absolutely nobody, I would.)

In the event you share my shy tendencies (or, you know, just like easy marketing tactics), today I thought it would be useful + a shamelessly amount of simple to share some introvert-friendly ways to get your name out into your local community -- without using online methods.

Because although I am a passionate proponent of using digital marketing, I'm also a believer in finding tiny little areas to dominate that others are not.

Do you know what that area is for blogs + online-only businesses right now? Good ole' fashioned, internet-free "guerilla marketing."

So here are 10 easy offline marketing ideas that will help you promote your blog or brand. (But won't result in sweaty hands + stomach knots.)

Try one and see how it goes!
...

Read More

How To Get A Blog Post To Go Viral (Even If You’re A Small Blogger)

  |   Blog Income Report, Business Tips, Social Media Marketing   |   82 Comments

How to get a blog post to go viral (even if you have a small blog) -- step by step tips anyone can follow!

Pop quiz time:

There's a big company you admire + just so happens to have an audience full of people in your target audience.

And you want to get in front of them in order to grow your fledgling blog or business.

But you want YOUR blog post to be the one that's circulated among their fans and clicked on hundreds of times, not a guest post you simply wrote on their site.

How do you do it?

As part of my regular blog income and traffic report today, I'm going to show you how to get a blog post to go viral.  (And it's not as hard as you may think.)
...

Read More