What Free Sources Are You Using for Marketing? TIKTOK?

Hello World,

This quarantine has been tough for all of you. Specifically the small business owners. I have been keeping safety in mind and not heading out much. Hence, all my shopping has been from digital platforms.

However, I want to know what platforms are you all using to promote your small businesses? I have been on TIK TOK a lot lately which made me realize it’s power on free promotion. If you post 4 times a day, showcasing your products and services, you will increase your traction and sales.

I would suggest to go ahead and create a TIK TOK right now, if you haven’t done so already. Then post four times daily and try to find that balance of when you are receiving the most tracktion (likes, views, etc.). It won’t happen over night but consistency is key.

Here are some tips:

Post about your product/Service – do you make it by hand? how do you manufacture the item?

Your method of deliveryor process of packaging

Share business tips and ideas

Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and share your mistakes

Let me know how it goes and your ideas as well!

Thank you,

DLA

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What was Your Quarantine Project?

Hello World,

I alwasy try to motivate you all by giving you tips and tricks to organize your business and invest in your future. In addition, to that I help you slow down and give you information on how to tackle mental peace, anxiety, and stress while investing in your personal and professional goals.

In my pervious blog posts I have many shared many ways you can save and work towards a project of your own during the quarantine. So let me know your success / failure stories and how far you have come.

If you have not started then I want you to start! START

I came across an article recently talking about gaps in economy and/or technogical evolution is when entrepreneurs are created. So why are you waiting?

The main problem most people have is starting because, there are many underlying factors that they think they can’t over come. For example, starting a business requires you to register it. Another delay is, how will people react? – Yes, I know that’s most of your problem. How will people react and weather your project will be successful or not?

But the point is, you will never find out if you don’t try and reach out for help! One of the things to START with is RESEARCH! Research on how other people executed the project you are intersted in. Once you get the braoder idea, reach out to at least three people who have succeeded or are in the works of creating their project to get an overview and perspective of their experience. Trust me, they will share different experiences that will be valuable to your own success.

STORY TIME:

True Stroy 1:

I will share some success stories I have witnessed over the quarantine to motivate you. My friend had been let go from her job. She was depressed for a bit but then she picked up the camera she got as a gift (not too expensive) and started asking her friends and family to pose for her. She started learning how to edit the pictures. Every day she edited a picutre and became better at editing. First and foremost, she loved taking photographs. It started to become her passion. My friend started creating her portfolio which, led a fashion blogger to approach her for a photoshoot! Isn’t that just awesome? Do you know how many followers she will be exposed to now?

What does that story say? Just pick up something fun to do and keep working at it, the opportunities will follow.

True Stroy 2:

My coworker was slammed with homeschooling her kids while working. She has three kids and works in IT. To de-stress she started baking a lot over the weekends. She loved baking and that was one of the ways that she dealt with her anxiety. She started posting the cakes she would bake on social media. How long did this quarantine last us? 3 months? Well, within just three months she received several orders and grew a cliental and bakes 15 cakes per weekend.

True Stroy 3:

My friend was let go from the airport where she was a high ranking manager. She has marital issues and her personal life is a mess. To destress, she started painting old furniture. She would buy old furniture on Kijiji to replenish them. She would paint them looking new, added handles she bought from Kijiji or Amazon and resell them for great value. This is a boss story! This girl always inspires me to keep going!

True Story 4:

Iam all about growth and am constantly learning. I have been learning about different IT skills and also branding, marketing consumer behavior and monetizing brands. I am happy that I put my qurantine time to good use.

Now I want you to share your story and focus ont he following steps to follow. I would also love to hear from you so please leave a comment and like and fill out the form below.

Here are the steps to follow!

START

Research

Reach out for help!

COVID-19 Phase 2 – Re-Opening

Hi everyone,

How do you feel about businesses, patios, and restaurants re-opening? Are you all excited to go reconnect with family in a public space?

US economy unemployment rates are NOT looking that terrible. Once these small businesses re-open we can see a pattern of how the North American economy is looking.  But I will not lie, I have got used to work from home. I love it. I saved a lot by eliminating the cost of commute.

Yes, I do work a lot now because there is no track of time but, I rather that than commute to work. What are your thoughts? I hear for sales professional to work from home as they need to interact and show products to the client face to face. There must be physical presence to build trust.

Did the COVID-19 numbers go down? What do you think? News is covering the next thing and discounting COVID-19 like it has been cancelled. How do you feel about that?

I would like to still be safe and practice social distancing no matter what the news is saying at this time. Stay cautious and carry a sanitizer at all times! Be cognizant of the fact that the doctors are still working hard to save lives and are at a higher risk being around the virus constantly.  

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Changing my Branding

Hello World,

I would like to update my blog name and change it up a little bit 😀

I want to change my brand name and branding! Any suggestions?

Love to hear your ideas and comments below. Also, would love for you to follow me on TikTok: Dlaofficial

Changing my Branding

Hello World, I would like to update my blog name and change it up a little bit 😀 I want to change my brand name and branding! Any suggestions? Love to hear your ideas and comments below. Also, would love for you to follow me on TikTok: Dlaofficial

Organization Tools for Task management

Hello World,

Make sure you leave a comment! Would love to hear your insights.

I must say, I am enjoying this new wordpress editor! The navigtion is easier and it looks much cleaner. Love it! Seems like I am writing in a Word Document.

Okay now, how many of you have you track your to-do’s on a sticky note? How many of you have sticky notes all over your desks your walls and story boards?

STOP! You need to start using Trello! https://trello.com/

Still figuring out many new features as I commence on writing this post! Trello replaces all your sticky notes. It requres your email address to sign up and you can use it for absolutely free! No gimmick. I know everything comes with a gimmick these days!

Trello looks like your regular sticky notes but on a board. You can categorize and group you task and mark them complete as you work your way through! It is an amazing tool keep track of all the tasks you have in the day…also motivates you to clear up your desk space.

Organizing your physical space will help you clean up your mind! Trust me it works. A clean space can will help with creative thinking!

Next! OneNote…I know what you are thinking, you can’t be a good project manager or an analyst if you are not a good notetaker. For note taking you need OneNote. I love OneNote because it has various capabilities and features that I can use to almost create a planner. This application also integrates with various platfroms used on the daily, for example, your Microsoft Outlook.

Exactly like Trello, Microsoft Planner serves the same purpose. Here you can assign tasks and track the progress. You are also able to share your tasks with your team members and track the progress. It’s great for team management.

Microsoft Planner

Trello

OneNote


HAHA! WOW! Who paid for my upgrade? Mind blown on the new features on WordPress!




Here are my other Blogs!

Trade Mark for your Brand

Hello World,

I always want to provide informative content you can use to excel in your personal and professional growth.

I am the kind of personality who had to learn on her own and find her own coaches and mentors. I had to put in research for all the knowledge I have equiped over the years and I am still growing and learning.

Today I want to know if you are growing your brand? If you are, then check out these two websites which will help you locate Trade Marks for your brand. You can go on these websites and search for your Brand name and or a slogan.

USPTO – https://www.uspto.gov/

TradeMarkia – https://www.trademarkia.com/

Once, you searched the trade mark item you are looking for two things!

  1.  If the trade mark is “Dead” or “Live” 
  2. Detailed description of the industry the brand name/slogan was used for.

If the trademark is LIVE then you would not be able to use the trademark!

 

Check out my last few Blogs! Let me know if they are helpful. 

Want to make money from your Website?

Traction and Future of Blogs

Steamer – Amazon Deals

Career lesson…

Pandamic Planner – pick a skill to keep up

 

Thanks!

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What are some ways to Save Money? Rakuten.ca

Hello World,

I have looking for smart tips to saving and investing money.  If we look at our economy today, everyone is some where saving what they have. People are worried about the worsening economy. However, if everyone starts holding cash then economy get’s worst.

Therefore, take your money and invest it but, be smart about your investments. Learn new skills and make yourself more valuable in the coming markets. Do your research!

I have been reading a lot about money and saving tricks. Funny thing! I have never focused on cash back sites or cash back credit cards! I don’t know what I was doing all these years.

Recently, I found Rakuten.ca! through someone elses blog post. 

“Rakuten.ca is a great website that actually pays you Cash Back every time you shop online and it’s free to join! Rakuten.ca works with over 750 stores that ship to Canada including Indigo.ca, Old Navy, Sephora, Staples, Hudson’s Bay, and eBay.ca.”

This is a little blurb you get from their website. All in all, I agree with it! I shopped a few times now and my cash back are stacking up to be a good amount in return. I shopped from Sephora, Groceries from Walmart, Clothing from Nike! This website has all the big players you would usually spend your money with online.

Think of getting a discount of 2% to 5% cashback on your big purchases!

Although, I wish it had Amazon.ca! Amazon is not doing cash back with this site at the moment since, they have launched their own credit cards.

Why wait? Click here to sign up today:

 

Be thrifty everyone!!

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Steamer – Amazon Deals

Hey Everyone,

Hand held travelers steamer: https://amzn.to/2zZKrUw

Thought I do another product read on the best Amazon Deals that I am finding. Also, test and work on my organic tractions.

When I was younger, I use to work retail. Fashion retailers keep their clothes looking crisp is NOT by ironing but with steamers.

I bought the exact one. I bought one called Toby from Walmart. Big and bulky! Hard to put together and hard to move around. I loved the idea of having amazing looking clothes all the time, however, I hated the work of putting together the device in order to get the actual result.

Oh and let’s not forget, I spent 100 dollars for Toby the steamer!

So here we are today, older and wiser. This time I am all about investing in experiences and items that will make life easier while being thrifty. I did my Amazon research to find the Steamer, I needed this time and found…https://amzn.to/2zZKrUw

The handy traveler steamer is perfect for the couple of items you need to wear right away. Easy to set up and perfect for the time you are in a hurry.

Let me know your Amazon finds! Share your ideas with me.

https://amzn.to/2zZKrUw

Thank you,

Dla

TP-Link Deco – Amazon Finds

Hello World,

Are WIFI exenders really worth it? YES, YES and YES!

Trust me, I was on your end, indifferent! Didn’t care for this product but, it’s worth it.

Here is a funny story! I have been working from home since the pandemic took place. Meeting clients through Zoom Calls, WebEx, Slack, Skype… you name it. I love it! No more waking up super early! Saving on commute! Not taking that long train ride to reach the core of the busy city we all love in Canada!

Everything is wonderful until, I realized how bad my WIFI connection is. After speaking to Rogers for 1 hour and getting an upgrade on my internet, they had said that I would need to pick up the new router from their store within 60 days. Who’s going to a store in this pandemic? Yes, I am one of the paranoid bunch and I am not!

If you follow me for a while, you already know that I don’t do anything without a good research and how much I encourage all of you to do your research. Also, I am a thrifty shopper, meaning, my money has to have an return on my investment!

But this was life now! I make money through the internet! I cannot be cutting off of my Zoom calls because my WIFI connection is low in certain areas of my house.

So what do I do? Amazon.ca!

Yes, I did what any of you would do! I went on Amazon.ca and to look through WIFI extenders. I will save you the search and list out the ones I have used and are satisfied:

VERY EASY SET UP!

  1. DECO – 5000 SQ WIFI extenders (can range 3 storays)
  2. TP-LINK Range extender for your room (Wall Plug)

Deco

https://amzn.to/3bLtF9c

 

After I bought this product, my WIFI range has been working amazing. You don’t have to use all three DECO’s but, I am progressive so I ordered a higher range extender to cover each corner of the house. My internet is highspeed all of a sudden I have not had a ZOOM call issue ever since.

I will do a TIKTOK review soon, so don’t forget to follow me on TIKTOK @Dlaofficial_

If you want to get ready for the future than invest in these small things that will add to the way you do work. This is actually an investement as it will enhance your quality of work by allowing you to deliver timely while enhancing your online experience.

Thank you,

DLA