Don’t Stand Behind the Fear…

I’m not really sure if this is the right time to share this information. My loved ones and those that I’m closest to know already however, sharing this is very hard for me. I’ve used the “privacy” issue for close to a year now. This last week-end as I looked back it was easier for me to see how all the pieces fit together to bring me to where I am right now. And how I am using it to grow what I want in my own business and I hope my story will help you to see what can happen as we step around the fear in our lives.

Me and Ron

Ron and I

Last spring I started feeling bad. Achy, and then little sharp jolts of pain in my legs and feet. I went through the summer that way not thinking that it was something to bring to a doctor’s attention. Then I started dragging my right leg at times. It scared me but I still didn’t talk to my doctor about it. Then one day this last fall I bent down and I couldn’t stand up on my own. My husband, Ron had to lift me up. As we were walking to the car my right leg went numb and I didn’t get the feeling back in it. I was afraid!

I started losing feeling in my legs and was unable to walk without assistance. I was scared enough to get out of my own way and get to a doctor. My world shrank to my bedroom and my office which is just across the hall. We moved furniture to give me something to hold on to as I pulled myself from one area to another.

Tests were ran, several doctors worked together and a diagnosis has finally been found. I have CIDP; treatment is being set up as I type. During the more troubling times, when I’m feeling sorry for myself I ask why? However, I’m a firm believer in learning the lessons as I go through difficult times. Looking back, I can see things that I did because I was tired of standing behind my fear.

  • One of the biggest things I did was to get my Infusionsoft certificate. I finally was in one place long enough to commit to it.
  • I’ve lost 25 pounds. I have been fighting weight my entire adult life and it was nice to see the scale going down.
  • I have learned that it’s OK to be fearful but I have to be willing to step in front of it and keep going after my goals both in my private life and in my business.

So, the big take away is, don’t stand behind the fear but step in front of it take on the one thing that scares you.

Make sure to let me know what your fear is and how you plan on stepping in front of it. I will be cheering you on!

shawn

Here is How to Increase Your Profits in 2018

Re-engagement CampaignA lot of time and money is being spent right now as small businesses work out how to increase their profits for 2018. Will newer machinery make a difference or how about a new hire, someone who knows the newest technologies. If your help and machinery come from the Stone Age then it might be worth examine bringing in new. However, I have a faster, better, brighter idea on how to increase your profits for 2018! It’s simple, it’s been proven but it is the most looked over solution of improving the bottom line.

  • Re-engagement with the customers you already have and see if they need any of the other services you offer.

The re-engagement idea will work because it’s three-fold system of relationship, trust of service to be performed, and it is the most in-expensive way to gain a new customer.

  • Relationship

When you start working with a new client it is so important to create a strong, trusted relationship with them. A lot of the time just creating the relationship takes so much time that getting the work started can be delayed. Having the relationship already built with your customer can help you in understanding what they want and being able to start the work immediately.

  • Trust of Service to be Performed

In a new working relationship both sides are trying hard to trust in the relationship. The customer wants to know that the service will be performed to their expectations and you want to understand exactly what the customer wants and perform that service to the best of your ability. If you already are working with the customer it is easy for both parties to trust each other.

  • Most Inexpensive Way to Gain a New Customer

You have heard the old saying; a bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush. Already having and serving a customer is a great savings to a small business owner who wants to grow. All that is needed is to let the existing client know the other things you do and why it would be of benefit for the customer to sign up for the new service.

We at YVMM have a system already set up to help you reengage your current customers and tell them about the other things you do. Contact us today to learn more by clicking here.

Let 2018 see growth to your business.

shawn

Creating & Implementing Systems

2018With the new year of 2018 knocking on the door we at YVMM asked some hard questions about what we wanted to accomplish during the New Year.  So, we created our new mission statement which is:

We create and implement systems that grow YOUR small business.

If you want to bring growth to your business the best way to do that is to create systems for any procedure that will be done more than once. Writing emails, to creating a system to deal with your CRM, your sales steps and e-commerce set up all will benefit from creating a system for each. This will keep a uniformed way so it is completed the same way from one employee to the next.

Once we have these systems created we then want to help implement them into your business. Systems are great however if they are never used there is no value to them. To apply and execute the system in each area of your business is the second step to making growth happen to your business in 2018.

Automation

The exciting part of creating and implementing systems is to do it with automation. System created – check, implementation created and set in place – check. Set up automation and the systems run on automation. That my friend is when true freedom can come to the small business owner. The work has been done in the front-end by creating the systems and now your business can run those systems without constant supervision.

The exciting part is we at YVMM can save you, the small business owner, time and money by creating and implementing systems for you, setting up the automation, so you can spend your time providing the services of your company to your customers.

Let’s talk about how we can do that for you. Call me today at 682-225-4034.

shawn

Is Your Business Fast and Fun?

I love what the game of Monopoly has to do with real life business and what we can learn from it. The game actually comes from an earlier game called “The Landlord’s Game” and was created by a lady named Elizabeth Magie to explain the single tax theory.  I’m sure you will agree that all business owners need to understand about taxes.

When Hasbro acquired the game it became more children friendly.

In 1937 the race car was introduced and is one of the original token pieces. I love it because in a race car you have permission to drive fast and have fun!monopoly race car

And to go fast and have fun in business seems like something you would be interested in then there is a perfect solution out there for you!

It really is the perfect storm for taking your business to the next level fast, like our race car!

Curious yet?

Well, let me tell you more. It is a 3 system software that combines together for the perfect CRM, lead generation, email marketing system, sales, & e-commerce.

Do you have one system with all those components? Infusionsoft

There aren’t many that can do. That is why I wanted to share this with you. It’s called Infusionsoft and I would love to talk with you and give you a demonstration of the software. The simplest way for us to do that is for you to click here which will take you to a contact form. Fill it out and I will get in touch with you.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

shawn

Infusionsoft’s CRM is a Marketer’s Best Friend…You are a Marketer

The importance of the Infusionsoft CRM is that it shows the:

  • Interest of the contact
  • How to get a hold of the contact
  • Conversations that you have had with a contact

Infusionsoft CRM

This is done by:

  • Tags: Most tags come from sign up forms on a website or a landing page.Tags are so important to check and upkeep because you know the contacts interests in what you have offered and what they may be interested in the future.
  • Sales: This is an important section of the contact area because you will know the recent quotes that the contact was interested in. And the most recent sales the contact has made. This helps you to know their interest and what other things they may be interested in.
  • Emails: This shows you all the emails that the contact has received. You can tell if they opened, unopened or clicked on the email.The importance of knowing what emails the contact is opening and reading are very important. It helps to know if a client has read an email and also helps to test your emails. You can try different days, times of day and subject lines.

Infusionsoft CRM

Other benefits of the Infusionsoft CRM system:

The general tab has several different pieces of information.

  • Billing address,
  • phone & fax
  • Email: Important: Mark the permissions box so you can market to the contact.
  • websites
  • and social media platforms

The address tab has the

  • Shipping & optional address information

The additional info tab is a much under used tab. But a lot of good marketing material can be stored here. Such as:

  • Birthday,
  • anniversary,
  • additional emails. Make sure to click the box saying you have permission to market the email address.

 

Person Notes tab: This is a great place to keep notes during a phone call.

Tag tab: When you are adding a tag by hand to one contact here is a great place to do it.

If you are interested in learning more about Infusionsoft feel free to contact us by filling out the form on our Infusionsoft page: http://www.yourvirtualmarketingmachine.com/services/infusionsoft

Becoming an Infusionsoft Partner

This last 30 days has been a hectic, fast-paced sprint for me. I decided that I wanted to become an Infusionsoft partner beInfusionsoftfore 2018. I didn’t know it at the time but it is a 30 day sprint of training along with getting current client work done. It was more time consuming and difficult then I planned on in the beginning. But I now have the certificate and knowledge to become an asset to my Infusionsoft clients.

Those who know me know that I love to create and implement systems that grow YOUR small business. In fact, it’s our mission statement.

If you find that your business has been struggling with that over the last year let’s make it so 2018 we are turning over a whole new leaf for you and your business.

I have a video to share with you that explains a little bit more about Infusionsoft and what it can help you do. (even if you aren’t a business coach.)

Hope you enjoy it!

Social Media

 

The Truth About Facebook & ROI

facebookFacebook & ROI

If you have wondered about the return of investment you will get with Facebook, I understand the concern but I would like to share with you the ROI that I believe needs to be focused on when working in social media and that is relationships on investment.

Relationships on Investment (ROI):

Facebook is a relationship based platform. It is a place to build relationships and a presence so people get to know you are there. The important key is to consistently have that presence. Posting several times a day every single day is a key to building that presence. All the time people say to me, “I don’t want to bother people.” A couple of facts; Facebook doesn’t show every single post made to all the people who have liked your page. And two, they are on Facebook skimming through the newsfeed, as long as the posts aren’t the same content that they saw before it’s usually ok with them to see more than one post from you.

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Cogs in the Wheel of Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft Merriam-Webster tells us that a cog is a wheel or bar with a series of projections on its edge that transfers motion by engaging with projections on another wheel or bar. This truly does explain Infusionsoft and the job that it does. It takes a series of cogs and makes them all work together to create motion and engagement of a business… of your business. The beautiful part about the entire process is that you don’t have to fully understand how it all works you just have to understand all Infusionsoft can do for you and go forward. So that is why I thought knowing about the different cogs of the software could be of benefit to you!

Infusionsoft is an all-in-one sales and marketing software for small business. What this all entails are the cogs of CRM, marketing and E-commerce all working together which helps you get more customers, grow sales and save time. It is the perfect software for small businesses with active websites. With the coaching, training and help that Infusionsoft offers to small businesses it is almost impossible not to succeed.

If you are looking for one system that combines marking in finding and developing new leads and CRM to work hot leads and close sales there is a cog that fulfills that need. Need one system that can automate mailing lists, shopping carts, and online marketing Infusionsoft can take care of that. If you are a local service type business and need one system for customer management and marketing then this software is the answer.

The CRM in Infusionsoft is called the “brain.” It centralizes and collects all the date of a customer. Automation is the key to the success of marketing done. It attracts and leads prospects into buying customers and then follows them through the different campaigns and funnels you set up. Store fronts, billing, shopping carts are all a part of the E-commerce part of Infusionsoft and is usually the miss cog of other services that small businesses might be drawn to.

So, the cogs of CRM, E-commerce and marketing are what makes up Infusionsoft and what makes it such a successful software for all of the above needs. It makes sure that your business does not spin out of control and loses its overall view of sales and marketing. It makes sure that you follow up with leads, prospects or customers with targeted campaigns for each. You don’t need to have several different monthly services to pay for, hire more staff because of your success. All you need is the all-in-one solution of Infusionsoft.

Looking for more information? We offer a 30 minute consult to see how we can help Infusionsoft work for your business.

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