Better Business Better Life - Part 15

Hitchhike On A Donkey…Get Great Engagement?

Use personal stories to increase blog engagement

When you ask a group of bloggers for their most bizarre yet effective tips to increase the engagement of their audience you’re never quite sure what they’re going to say (especially when someone in the group has already shared how she runs naked from hotel rooms)…if fact it could be a little worrying.

So on that note here’s what they had to share… Continue reading


Small Business Ru!es – A Book Review

Small Business Ru!es by Mathew Dickerson

Late last year I had the privilege of listening to Mathew Dickerson speak about leadership through my day job. Mathew gave a speech that told everyone exactly what he thought. No one could be under any illusion regarding his opinions. Some might have considered his approach a little abrasive but they couldn’t argue with his success.

Mathew founded AXXIS Technology at age 21 and the business has since won 21 major awards since including Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year. He has also started five other successful businesses and hosts Tech Talk Time on ABC Radio.

When a colleague was lucky enough to win a copy of his book Small Business Ru!es I was keen to borrow it and have a read. What particularly appealed to me was that Mathew has built his success from a rural base (I also live in a rural area).

Small Business Ru!es covers 52 lessons split across the following sections: Continue reading


4 Super Effective Ways To Increase Blog Subscribers

Grow your blog subscribers.

Four minds are better than one. Cross pollination of ideas between bloggers and business owners creates awesome results.

So when gathering ideas to increase blog subscribers why not turn to your awesome Aussie lady business owner and blogger friends who happen to have achieved many of the milestones you are working towards already?

For you it might be crafty blogger peeps or rhino wrestling blogger blokes. Whoever it is, go chat to them.

Here is what my ladies had to say! Continue reading


Want To Succeed? Pick A Theme For 2013

Set a theme for your year and achieve your goals.

The extraordinarily brilliant Facebook expert Mari Smith chooses one word each year as her theme. In the past they’ve included growth and commitment. For 2013 she’s chosen abundance.

I’ve loved this concept since I first came across it and after I witnessed its ability to guide people in achieving wonderful results via Elle Roberts and the Artful Business Conference (plus Studio Exsto launching 7th January) I knew I needed to adopt it.

The best way to adopt something you love is to examine it then make it work for you.

So this is my theme for 2013: Continue reading


When Is A Blog Contest Not A Blog Contest?

When is a blog contest not a blog contest?

Blog challenges and blog contests – they’re the same thing right?

Yes but no.

Are you confused?

First let me thank Janet Brent for this awesome question in the comments of Blog Challenges…Lessons Learned.

Now let me explain. Here is how I define blog challenges: Continue reading