Hey, I know you.
You are desperate to get your business off the ground and hit that 6-figure year.
You have this fire in you.
But it is taking SO long. Every other business woman seems to be doing it so quickly.
No matter how hard you try, you can’t get consistent sales and you aren’t making any more money than you did in your “regular” job.
I know because you are exactly where I was a few years ago.
From working at home with 2 kids to multiple business award nominations, North-Auckland business owner Margriet O'Reilly is an inspiration to New Zealand women in business.
Together with a team of 5, Magriet and her husband run the industry-leading boutique printing company Pinc.
She always knew that she wanted to be a graphic designer, and has about 14 years experience to her name.
Over time, she re-branded and became the designing, foiling, determined business woman that she is today!
She lives in the Hibiscus coast with her husband, 2 kids, a small petting zoo (complete with alpacas), and she is this month's She Owns It success story!
Why am I not making more sales on Facebook and Instagram? This might be why
It’s a pretty key question for small businesses: How do I make more sales on social media?
This is even more important with Christmas just around the corner!
In this blog post, I am going to explain the #1 thing that is stopping you from making more conversions and sales from your social media posts.
How to make More Sales This Christmas By Preparing In November
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but we are officially in Christmas countdown mode.
So of course we are going to talk about how to increase your small business Christmas sales!
If you have a small business, you will currently be in one of two places.
You are ready to go and super excited to make more sales this holiday season.
You are biting your nails and wondering how the heck other small businesses make so many sales!
The good news is, there is still time to get ready.
November is the perfect time to warm your audience up to your products. People are looking for ideas, and you are here to help!
Here are a few things you can do in the next couple of weeks to make more sales this Christmas.
Not sure what to post on social media for your small business?
Join the club!
I’m pretty sure every business owner has had that moment. You realize you haven’t posted in forever and then your mind draws a blank.
This week I’ve got 5 social media post ideas that your audience will actually engage with!
This month, our focus is on helping you get your ducks in a row for your most relaxing Christmas ever!
Let's be honest, it's easy to put off your planning for 2020 and feel more stressed about work than you need to over Christmas.
If you run a small business online, you probably know that Facebook ads are an effective method for converting sales.
They have probably even worked on you!
But why aren't they working in YOUR business? What secret formula have you missed that everyone else seems to know?
WHEN is the right time to start paying for Facebook ads?
In this post, I've got three questions you need to ask yourself BEFORE you throw a ton of money at Facebook ads!
As any of you know who have ever held events they rarely go off without a hitch! One of the things I personally love about this community is how I so strongly feel the support of all of you.
Everybody knows that we are in a global trash crisis- but business owners like Tasha Gray are here to help us do something about it!
Tasha runs GoAgain, a business that helps New Zealanders make low waste lifestyle changes with their range of no-plastic products. She is a yogi, traveller, beach lover and entrepreneur, so a low waste business was an obvious path.
She lives in surf-crazy Piha with her partner and two lively teenagers, and she is on a mission to make New Zealand a better place for future generations- one bamboo cutlery set at a time.
This amazing day held at Five Knots Mission Bay was such a special time connecting with everyone and learning about digital marketing.
Thank you our panelists:
Cathy Pope (Cathy Pope Jewellery)
Fee Kirkpatrick (Shine On)
Rochelle Sheldon (Joyable)
Who shared some incredible tips on how they've used Facebook and Instagram to grow their businesses.
And of course a big thank you to our partners Facebook for making these nationwide events possible!
How to evaluate your target market and actually make money
Some of you might just be starting out in your business.
Some of you might have been in business for years.
All of you need to be able to measure your target market potential.
Evaluating your target market will help you design offers that actually sell!
In this post, I will talk about why it is important to do the groundwork, and some ways you can do this in your own business so you can make more sales.
There's so much opportunity for you to grow your business with She Owns It this month! So grab the bull by the horns and Own It ladies! Here's what's coming up...
She Owns It Success Stories
Every month we interview an amazing lady in our community, and this month I want you to meet the amazing Debbie Mills Robertson from Task Diva.
Debbie is a virtual assistant that puts life into all the creative tasks you want in your business, but don't have time to do yourself!
For her, this was the logical biz model- previously she owned 2 other businesses, so she's had 11 years to learn exactly what busy women need.
She lives in Christchurch with her daughter, silver-fox husband, cat and dog, and I am SO excited for you to hear her story!
We're excited to announce the relaunch of the Facebook Community Boost powered by She Owns It Program!
Finding your dream customers online is easier than ever.
But where on earth are they?
It seems like everyone else is bringing in all these new leads- but you are still struggling to find these mystical "dream customers". You are still waiting to "crack the code" in your own biz.
Well, the secret is that instead of going out and finding them all the time, you can start attracting them!
Below are 3 tips for finding and attracting more of your dream clients and customers online (without actually spending money).
IMPORTANT NOTE: These are not tricks for finding customers and making money super fast. They are all based on value, service, and building a long-term sustainable business online! If you want to attract ideal, high-paying customers, you have to put in some groundwork.
Small Business CollabS: Who, What, When, Why, (and How!)
Are you ready to grow your business online faster?
Well then listen up! Because this week I am talking about the benefits of small business collaboration. This is a hack that you can use to increase your reach, build partnerships online, and grow your little biz into something amazing.
Collabs are one of the most important tools in your small business toolkit.
With small business collaborations, you can grow your business through the power of online networks!
I’m going to take you through the what, when, who and (most importantly) how of small business collaborations. This might just be your next biggest growth step!
You may have your own business but you are not alone! Every month we release a new Biz Bundle that helps you grow your business with support from She Owns It. Here's what's inside this month...
Facebook Business Page Tips for More Customer Conversions
Optimizing your business Facebook page is one of the easiest ways to make sure people find you.
Facebook currently has over 2 billion users. We can say all we want about algorithms and Instagram taking over, but that is a LOT of people. It would silly not to get a piece of that pie.
I’m all about building a biz on a bootstrap budget. My first business was run out of our tiny flat in London with basically no money- you don’t know what hustle you’ve got till you start a business run on sheer will power!
Use these 10 tips to optimize your Facebook page and you will do less work and spend less money on marketing in the long run.
I absolutely LOVE to hear about the successes of the She Owns It members.
Everything I do is because I truly believe in the power of women starting businesses in New Zealand. And I think that other people should know about it too.
That's why we are officially launching the She Owns It Success Stories!
In these interviews, we put a spotlight on women who are absolutely killing it. We get real about what it means to be in business, how they deal with work-life balance, what it means to be a She Owns It member, and advice they have for other women just starting out.
So get cozy, and get ready to be inspired by the She Owns It members who are leading the way!
The easiest way to improve your website copy
Your website copy is one of the most important marketing tools you have.
It is the first thing customers read when they land on your website. It is the thing that markets for you while you sleep.
And it is SO easy to get wrong!
So I’ve come up with a simple way to check whether your copy is going to convert to sales or whether it is turning people away.