Cleaner panic, dealing with doubters and SEO tips
Every other week, I open my front door to find the cleaner has been.
This week’s must-read
For a full five seconds, everything glistens as only it can when I haven’t lifted a finger!
Well, that’s not entirely true… I’m also guilty of ‘cleaner panic’ that Amanda Vanelderen captures so well in her column on organistion this week:
“It’s not just what the cleaner does, it’s the frantic pre-clean that must be done before her arrival. You don’t want her to think we live like animals, right? Method does fall down if cleaner needs a day off, or you get so used to her you forget to cover your shame.”
“Once you’re successful you’ll find those same people that doubted you, or feared for you, are the ones that tell you “we can’t all be so lucky…..”, “we’re proud of you”, “I wish I’d started my own business….” or “how did you do it?”.
"For a full five seconds, everything glistens"
New and renewing members
This week’s new members are Marketing Energized, Holistic Foot Clinic, Too Hot Climate Systems, Digiweb Media and Custom Software Group while Whiter Smile, todo.vu, Peter Streker, Skip Bins Brisbane Group Pty Ltd, Irenas Bookkeeping, WriteCopy, Boyd Ryan Business Sales & Consultants, Healthy Numbers Pty Ltd, Creative Currency Copywriting Services, Joyful Communications and Institute for Applied Positive Psychology are renewing for another year! It’s so lovely to have you all as part of the community.
In case you missed it…
“Before I learnt to love selling, I had to learn how to do it. I always focus on the potential client’s need; the ‘headache’ or ‘itch’ they want solved or scratched,” writes member Kath, via Jo Macdermott’s well-received column on how to sell.
Get to know an online competitor by looking through their backlinks, says Nick Brogden. He shows us how in this week’s column on using SEO to grow your business.
From the forums
Anyone got a “pause time button”? Forumite Tony Phelps reckons it’s the ‘one thing’ that’d boost business right now. What’s at the top of your list?
“Creativity is a muscle; open it up and you’ll find so many ways to start using it.” So says artist, writer and teacher Malini Parker on this week’s episode of the Flying Solo podcast.
Will it still ‘work’ in five years time? Plus, five other great questions to ask while naming your business, via Georgina Smibert.
“An idea gathers to itself everyone it needs in order to be born.”
Got a big idea you’re mulling over right now? Share it in the comments.