The BIG Blogging Problems – SOLVED!

newspaperWhen I started my blog there were several questions that I asked as I was getting started.  So I thought if I asked them, then everyone who has started a blog must have also asked these same questions or at least some of them.  That brought me to the writing of this post.

For those of you who are thinking about starting a blog or have just begun your blog, you’ll need the answers to these big blogging problems.  Some you may have already answered yourself or gotten different answers then I offer, but I know you’ll pick up some little tidbit that will help you with your blog.

I also provide several GREAT RESOURCES from other bloggers who go into the answers in either more detail then I do or who have a different take on the question and answer.  Someone told me it makes them feel like they’re back in college with reference material.  But seriously, the links are more exciting then college…ok maybe not, but they are definitely worth checking out! Continue reading

Challenge Ending…Bigger Challenge Beginning

This week the Quick Start Challenge ended.  Now the bigger challenge will begin.

Continue to do the things Dean taught us in the challenge.  Continue to grow my business. Continue to update my blog.  Continue to get traffic.  Continue to grow my list.  Continue to progress.

But I and my fellow QSC members are not alone!  As we have an awesome Facebook community of very supportive people.  They provide help, encouragement, and someone to bounce ideas off of.

So, many of the pieces are in place for my success.  Not to mention my coaching program with Marc.  All that’s left is for me to stay focused on getting traffic for the next 90 days and building my list.  That is the biggest challenge…taking steady and consistent action. 

As I’ve heard before…this is a marathon, not a sprint.

Leave me comment below about what your biggest challenge is in your business.

 

Week 3 of The Quick Start Challenge

aweberlogoFor this week’s challenge, we have to put an opt-in form on our blog.  I’ll be using AWeber for my autoresponder.  Had to check out a video or two on Youtube and AWeber to remember how to get the opt-in form on my blog sidebar.  I’ve also been working on my other coaching program with Marc Milburn and we are working on squeeze pages too, so that has worked out really well.

Well if you are reading this right after I’ve posted this, you’ll see I have no opt-in form.  The reason I don’t have an opt-in form yet, or at least didn’t at the time of writing this post is because I’m waiting on my outsourcer to finish my “free gift”…what I’m giving away if people optin to my list.  My “free gift” is a little complicated to create and I asked the outsourcer to do my job quicker then the timeframe he gave so I’m waiting….and hoping…and praying he gets it to me today so I can make my challenge deadline.

If he doesn’t make it in time for the challenge deadline, at least I know within the next two days or so, I’ll not only have an opt-in on my blog, but I will also have a separate squeeze page and funnel that will also be done.  Super excited about that! 🙂

Keep your fingers crossed that I’ll have a “free gift” in my hands in the next couple of hours…

Sidenote:  The one item I am not doing very good at right now, is driving traffic to my blog.  I need to do more blog commenting and forum commenting.  Need to get more focused on traffic.

Quit Kicking Mentors to the Curb

We all love to hate gurus, but the honest gurus are exactly those people we should be learning from and being mentored by.  Everyone will meet their goals quicker if they learn from somebody who has been there and done that!  It’s also easy to learn from a mentor and then put off taking action.  Get an Accountability Partner to make sure you’re moving toward your goals.

Something else people hate is talking on camera.  Well, here’s my first video and before making it, I made a thousand excuses for why I couldn’t do it.  I was in my car making these excuses and I finally said “screw it” (seems to be a theme this week).  I put my cellphone on record and I recorded this video.  It won’t win me an Oscar and it’ll probably make a few people laugh at how amateurish it is but it’s done.  No more excuses.  I hope you enjoy it or at least realize you can do a much better job then me!

 

More Turns Then A Rollercoaster…

250x250Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me!  It’s Leslie Zengler here, from IMLeslieZ.com and welcome to my little piece of the internet pie.

So What’s My Story?

Well, my story isn’t a rags to riches one, but it does have a few twists and turns along the way.  I live in Indiana, just outside of Chicago, with my husband, two kids and our two dogs.  I enjoy sports which my kids are very active in, am a photographer wanna be, love traveling and love being outside (prefer my toes in warm beach sand vs being frozen off in snow).

I started in internet marketing about 2006.  Before that I worked as middle management for a technology company.  I had quit my job to spend more time with my two young kids.  It was supposed to be for a couple of months.  Unfortunately between, a downturn in the economy and the events of 9/11, I was unable to find a job.  So I began rehabbing rental properties with my sister.  We did that for about 3 years.   When the recession hit, our business collapsed. Continue reading