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Standing Out As An Online Business Owner With Rosemary Richings

This week I talk with Rosemary from RosemaryRichings.com. Rosemary is a content writer, copy editor and content strategist. We discuss how she got into business, how she handles negative feedback and her tips for keeping yourself and your clients happy.

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In this episode:

  • How she went from a hobby blogger to a business.
  • How she overcame the fear of rejection in pitching herself.
  • Why she believes research, not templates is key to making connections.
  • We share the impersonal email greetings we get.
  • How her mom’s brick and mortar business made her better at online business.
  • How she came to terms with negative feedback.
  • Why it’s important to communicate with your clients.
  • How asking your clients for inspiration and references can help keep them impressed with your work.
  • How she views trolls.
  • Why you need to look for ways to be clearer.
  • How she keeps track of her client load.
  • How she keeps her momentum going.
  • How she mixes up her environment.
  • The quote from her great-grandmother that sticks with her.
  • Why you need to take care of yourself and listen to your body.

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If you don’t have much experience. Ask yourself how have other similar skills helped other people. - @rosiemay_r Click To Tweet You can’t do the work alone no matter how entrepreneurial and awesome you are. -@rosiemay_r Click To Tweet 'Unless you’re being annoying you’re not being annoying.' Dia and Rosemary talk about pitching yourself in this episode of Creatives Crushing Anxiety. Click To Tweet There are so many options online. You could throw a ball and hit a VA. But if you want to stand out but if you want to stand out as one you need to have a personality. Click To Tweet Remind people there is a person behind the computer screen. - @rosiemay_r Click To Tweet Trolls are a sign you’re doing something right. - @rosiemay_r Click To Tweet

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Copy WriterRosemary is a copywriter, editor, and content strategist for the web, based in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. However, she is also known for her love of travel, and will sometimes work far away from home.

She works with a combination of E-Commerce and retail business owners, eager to use their products to improve the lives of their community. Her work has been featured on sites such as Buffer and Search Engine Journal, and she has worked with clients such as Yellowpages Canada and E-Bay.

On an ongoing basis, she also produces content for her blog, Rosie Writing Space, and her podcast, People Behind the Business; both platforms are a source of guidance for independent business owners that need help with “putting themselves out there” without a large budget to work with.

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What is the most incorrect name you’ve been called in an email? (I’ve gotten Emily.)

How do you mix it up working at home? Do you go to coffee shops or coworking places? 

 

Tips For Working From Home

In this episode, I share my tips for working from home. As someone who has been doing it for 5 ½ months now I’m basically a veteran. Just kidding but I do feel like I started recently enough that the pain points and lessons I’ve learned are recent enough that they are fresh in my mind.

I  dive into the lessons I’ve learned and the adjustments I’m making to make the most of the opportunity I’ve created to work virtually. Some of these may apply to you and other you may not understand (how do you forget to eat?!?!) either way, these come from my heart to yours.

Here is a preview of the tips:

  • Tips for staying hydrated and fed. Because you can forget to eat with a fridge just steps away. Mix it up. Because monotony can be the killer of joy.
  • Cut it off. Because even Oprah sleeps.
  • Take Breaks. Because you’re strong as hell but still a mere mortal.
  • We have the technologyBecause it’s time to stop having meetings that should be emails.
  • Don’t live in your inbox. Because it’s a trap. 😉
  • Set Clear Expectations.  Because of no one like redundant back and forth.
  • Find Your System. Because it will help you cover your butt.

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Writing Like A Pro With Liz Theresa

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This week on Creatives Crushing Anxiety, I have Liz Theresa. Liz is a website developer, copywriter and business consultant. This was by far one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done.

Liz and I laughed the entire time we go there on dealing with stressful client situations, debating giving up entrepreneurship, making connections and so much more.

In this episode:

  • The genius way Liz writes the best copy for her clients.
  • I share my favorite story of faking a British accent. If you have a drinking podcast hit me up!
  • How she started her business as a social media marketer and how it evolved.
  • The way she manages all her clients to stay sane.
  • Why she sets her client boundaries in her service agreement and how she reiterates them when things arise.
  • Her strategy for social media and how she mixes spontaneity and scheduled content.
  • How we all have days where we want to quit and the things we say.
  • Her advice to business owners for improving their website.

No cats were harmed in the making of this episode. 😉

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Your marketing is only as successful as where you drive your traffic. Doing marketing for a bad website doesn’t work. - @LizTheresa Click To Tweet Treat every visitor on your website like they are new. Make it easy for them. - @LizTheresa Click To Tweet Sometimes less is more. Dia and Liz dive into the system overload business owners face. Click To Tweet You can fill your book of business with the right people. If you meet the right person they might be the source of 10 clients. - @LizTheresa Click To Tweet 'Show up as love.' Liz shares her favorite quote in episode 53 of Creatives Crushing Anxiety. Click To Tweet

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Website Designer Liz Theresa, business coach and founder of LizTheresa.com, has been helping entrepreneurs find clarity and uniquely market themselves with confidence for the past 7 years through her strategic website design and clever copywriting services. She wants every entrepreneur to rise and be the star of their own business. She’s also the creator of Concept to Creation™, her flagship branding and web design program and you can download a free copywriting training video from her at freecopyvideo.com.

 

 

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  • How do you write your copy?
  • How do you proof it? Do you read it out loud?
  • What is one boundary you never let clients cross?
  • Do you have a fake accent you love to do?
  • What is your favorite Gabrielle Bernstein book?