Hello and welcome to a new weekly series, I am launching to help you grow your business online. Each week in Monday Minutes I am going to share simple tips that you can implement quickly to help your business become more successful.

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Today's tip is all about getting more exposure for your business by guest posting. It is a great way to improve the visibility of your business and it comes with quite a few other benefits including being a great way to build a solid online reputation and get your business noticed.

If you aren’t sure what guest posting is, it’s simply the process of creating content and publishing it on another person's website. It is a great example of content marketing at its finest.

The idea of guest posting isn't anything new or exciting, but it is still a very viable way to get noticed by consumers who are interested in what you have to offer. It is a win-win situation; the owner of the blog gets a free content to share with its visitors and you get the opportunity to tap into their audience.

Here are a few fast and simple rules for creating guest posts that get results.

- Stay relevant

While guest posting gives you a lot of freedom as far as the topics go, it’s important to keep your target audience in mind as you write. You also have to make sure that it is relevant to the readers of the website where you want it to be published.

Before you begin writing take some time to determine your goals for guest posting. Do you want to boost your SEO by creating backlinks to your site? Do you want to become known as an authority in your field?  Do you want to get more traffic to your business website, office or store?

Once you know what you want to achieve take some time to research a list of websites in your niche that accept guest posts or articles and then read a few of their posts; this should give you a clue as to the type of content they like to publish.

- Quality matters

Always focus on providing quality content. Did you know that many guest posters are invited by the website owners? Once you become known for the content you create you will be amazed how many people will seek you out and ask to publish your content. Imagine getting asked by popular websites in your niche to post on a regular basis. With every post leading to even more opportunities for you to get your business in front of new (potential) customers.

- Follow guidelines

Most websites that accept guest posts will have their own rules regarding the type of content they accept. They will often outline their posting guidelines on a dedicated page. Make sure you read and understand their terms completely before submitting a post. If you don’t adhere to the rules, the content you worked so hard on will most likely not get published.

This is especially true when it comes to including links within your posts. Every website will have different rules at to what they will and will not accept. For instance, some may not allow contextual linking while others will. Some will let you include affiliate links and others won’t.

However most will allow linking in the BIO or byline. This is where you will get your chance to shine, (with your shameless plug) include links and contact information for your business, so make sure you use it well!

Lastly, if you want to increase the chances of being accepted try to get noticed by the website owner. One way you can do that is by being active in their community. Take time to comment on their latest posts and be helpful to other readers on a consistent basis. While this may seem like a long process it can really pay off in the end especially if you can get published on a high traffic site. Just imagine the exposure you will get and it will keep you motivated!

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Calling all Bloggers, Podcasters, Authors, Speakers, Affiliate Marketers, Coaches & Consultants to Exposure & Profit 3

An Amazing Live Marketing Event
July 22-24, 2016 in Atlanta Georgia!

Are you sick and tired of trying to grow your business on your own?  I know exactly where you're coming from! I've been a solo entrepreneur since I decided to be a stay at home mom a little over 18 years ago.

I'll be honest it hasn't always been sunshine and roses.  There have been plenty of ups and downs along the way, but I have never once regretted my decision to give up working full time in order to be there and watch my daughter grow to the beautiful young lady she is today.

Even though I've been at this for a long time until recently that I realized I wasn't really seeing the success that I knew deep down in my heart was possible for my business and as I've gone through the process of rediscovering my business goals I've come to the realization that even though I pride myself as being a lone business woman capable of handling anything, my business hasn't reached its full potential because I've kept to myself, in my safe little bubble, doing my thing.

Stop living on an island of one!

Well I'm here to tell you it's time to stop living on an island of one. It’s time to grow your business with people who can help you achieve your goals and dreams. Lately it's been like a hammer hitting me in the head and it's a message that needs to be shared you're not in this alone!

There are other people in the world just like you, just like me who want to be successful. They want to be fantastic bloggers, profitable affiliate marketers, awesome coaches and until we step out of our comfort zones, start meeting and networking with them the level of success we're hoping for is always going to be just out of our reach.

That is why I'm so excited to tell you about the Exposure & Profit live event coming up in July. It is hosted by the awesome Kelly McCausey, a lovely lady that I have been following for quite a while now. She is also solo entrepreneur as well as the creator Solo Smarts and the Stretch Yourself Challenge!

Who is Kelly McCausey?

Just in case you aren’t familiar with her she’s a single mom who has built her own successful business from at home, which is exactly what I have been doing for the last 18 years. She is well respected and has established herself as a fearless leader in her community of loyal followers.

exposureandprofit-2She launched Work at Home Mom Talk Radio in 2003 where she discovered the power of using content to build a community. As it grew it was rebranded as Solo Smarts. She also creates her own information products, but her real passion is helping people build their business and working one on one with coaching clients. This is her third time hosting this EP3 and according to her raving fans it just gets better every year.

Before I tell you why I think it is so important to attend live events I want to tell you a little more about EP3, what you will learn, who you’ll learn from and how important it can be for growing your business online.

First, I want to tell you about Nicole Dean

She is absolutely one of my favorite people, she is a published author, popular speaker, and a business consultant to really smart and successful people.

She is the fearless leader of the Awesomization Nation, helps Business Coaches grow with CoachGlue and, she is the co-founder of Beachpreneurs with Kelly where they help lady entrepreneurs have bold breakthroughs from beautiful Florida beaches.

Then there is Ann Boyum

She is known as a truth teller and transformation leader in her community. She has been an executive coach since 2008 where she supports people through key transitions at work, play, and in life.

Next there is Greg Cesar

He is an international expert in creative internet marketing strategies. He knows how to sell products with over 100,000 customers buying from him online. He has helped thousands of students to drive laser targeted traffic to their websites with his creative thinking and If you go to EP3 you’ll get to learn from him.

You will also learn from:

Content Marketing Expert Alice Seba

NY Times Best Selling Author Ron Douglas

Former Corporate VP Turned Internet Profiteer Lee Collins

And Wendy Y. Bailey, who's known as the “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in the coaching industry, because of her fearless approach to innovation and that is barely scratching the surface of all the awesome people you’ll get to meet, learn from and form profitable relationships with at is live event.

If you want to see the full lineup check it out here!

ep3-lineupThere is also an awesome lineup of workshops, classes and networking events starting Thursday, July 21 with the optional refresh 😉 😉 you can find out more about that on the EP3 website.

On Friday July 22

Things kick off bright and early with the opening session keynote, followed by the art of persuasion, getting your competition too happily promote you, how to create videos that will be at high point of your marketing campaigns and content hacks that will show you how to get super cheap traffic from Facebook.

Saturday, July 23

The day starts off with another kick butt opening session followed by a class on how to attract and keep great client relationships, then moves on to how to up level your business without losing that personal touch and you’ll discover why the money’s not in the list it in the backend.

After a yummy lunch you’ll learn how to connect and create transformation in your business as well as how to attract and retain the buyers brain for more profits.

Sunday, July 24

will be the last awesome opening session followed by small group masterminds and a creative marketing strategies workshop that will teach you how to get customers that buy!

If you are an event VIP, there are some very nice extra perks and benefits, including a 3-hour mastermind lead by Nicole dean on Monday, the 25th. This is reserved for super pass holders only and is for people who really want to take action and grow their business.

vipNow for a little more of Kelly's back story. Even though she started her business in 2002 she never traveled to a live event until 2009. Before that she would watch online, see her friends go and admittedly feel left out and a little green with envy.

Which again resonates with my story because I have been at home raising my fabulous daughter, working away (alone) and haven’t had the opportunity to attend this or any live event yet. However, I am coming to the realization that networking and going to live events like EP3 are a very important part of growing your business.

"Sure you can do it without them, but why?"

I’ve always pushed these types of events to the backburner. I told myself I was too busy, I couldn’t leave my daughter, it was in in my budget, it's not for me but in all honesty it’s been fear. The fear of stepping outside of my comfort zone. After all I’ve spent years building a cozy little cocoon for myself and my business.

Does this sound familiar?

Don’t get me wrong I love working at home and I wouldn’t change the opportunity’s it’s is provided me, but it can be isolating, especially when you’ve been doing it for a long time.

The longer I do this than more I understand how important it is to get to know other people in your industry, build relationships and network with like-minded people and YES spend time socializing face-to-face even when you’re scared and it feels like it’s not something you need to do to grow your business, because it’s not true!

Imagine This

Close your eyes and imagine for a minute how fast your business could grow by getting to know people who share common goals and how those experiences could make a real difference to your success.

It could be the chance to meet people you’ve worked or done business with if in the past. it could be an opportunity to meet new people, forge new relationships and meet joint ventures partners that will help you propel your business to new heights.

exposureandprofit-1During the event you’ll learn lot about content marketing and how you can use it to get more exposure and ultimately more profits for your business online.

One thing that Kelly teaches that sticks in my mind is a common mistake that is made by many solo entrepreneurs (I know I’m guilty) It’s not promoting ourselves enough.

We create content but we don't put it out there for people to see and even worse we don't make sure that there's a call to action that leads to money. We’re too passive and we end up not getting the results we know can.

I bring that up because it has been the focus of the event over the last two years and will definitely carry over to this year.

There will also be a lot of talk about building relationships and growing a community with the idea that when you put people first and you really try to understand their wants and needs you can offer them creative solutions that meet those needs that they will happily pay for.

Ok, I've rambled on enough for this post, but before I close I want to urge you to go take a look at EP3. Check out all the fantastic speakers and classes, then make the decision take action for your business!

All you have to do is click the link or button below to find out how you can go to EP3 and get more exposure for your business. I hope to see you there!

All you have to do is click here

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