Introducing Lyz Cano Freeman: New Sparkplugging Partner

Hey there Friends! I’m so pleased to announce a new partner here at Sparkplugging.  Lyz is going to bring a breath of fresh air and a very curious mind to the Sparkplugging Community.  Please take a minute to learn who she is and make her feel welcome.  – Kelly

facebook.jpgI’m Lyz Cano Freeman and I have the pleasure of contributing to Sparkplugging. I am so happy to be a part of this great network of blogs that offers so much to home-based entrepreneurs and those aspiring to work from home.

Before I got here, I found myself in a state of funk.

In 2009 I quit my full-time job at a hospital where I was working as a Registered Nurse. Since then I’ve been sort of freelancing doing contract work for hospitals, private duty nursing and providing in-home mental health therapy services for children and their families. I enjoy the flexibility of setting my own schedule but was planning on expanding my family so I began to explore other options.

Within my circle of friends I am known as a workaholic.

My entire identity has been centered on my career – something I learned from my own upbringing. The repercussions of my upbringing resulted in not having an opportunity to develop a close bond with my immediate family.

As an adult, holidays were especially lonely and I vowed to make a change.

I wanted to be a present mama and wife and I started to look into how I can do that without giving up completely on my career. I love helping people and realized that through blogging, I could blend my passions and experiences and create something with purpose that would be of value to other people.

As I began to research opportunities to work from home,

I had no idea blogging and internet marketing existed – much less that people were creating lifestyle businesses online. The further I explored the more I was sold.  I studied and learned as much as I could and became passionate about learning how to help people online.

I have an immense entrepreneurial spirit and have started a few offline business ventures along the way.  Although my online business endeavors are just emerging, I am absolutely looking forward to growing and learning along with all of you.

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Should I Incorporate My Small Business?

The question “should I incorporate my small business?” is a consideration that can weigh heavy on the mind of many a budding entrepreneur or established small business owner.

Whether you are the sole employee of your enterprise or you have several employees, incorporation can bring legal and tax protection for you as its owner, but can also bring tax burden, additional cost and paperwork. So it’s important to understand the implications of the business structure you choose for you business.

Outlined below are some of the benefits and disadvantages of incorporating your business as well as links to available government resources that can help you decide which business structure is right for you.

Benefits of Incorporation

Here are some of the benefits you can realize if you decide to incorporate your business: [Read more…]

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How It’s Done: The Un-Sales Video

Lynn Terry is a brilliant example of doing things right so take a quick break and watch this video:

This is the product she’s talking about and I do highly recommend it!

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Bonus Offer From Kelly:  When you buy Lynn’s course through my link, forward me the receipt (email kelly@kellymccausey.com) and I’ll gift you your choice of Smart Curation Skills or Topics on Target.  I believe either one of these targeted resources will be a great compliment to her teaching!  (Tell me which course you’d like when you send your receipt.)

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Social Friendly Images Get More Clicks

We’ve known for quite awhile that blog posts with images get shared more than those without.

Here’s are just a few of the images that help out content get more clicks and shares:

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Fast Cash Generation Ideas for Freelancers

Easy Crafts to Make and Start Selling Right Away

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So why do we still see so many blog posts without images?

Is it that difficult to find or create images to compliment your content?

Maybe… but not anymore.

Check out this great collection of video tutorials for only $10.

 

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Sparkplugging Podcast Episode #112: Listener Questions

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Welcome to the 12th episode of the Sparkplugging Podcast. This is our final episode on the topic of List Building.

You’ll be hearing from me, Kelly McCausey, and my Round Table of Super Friends:

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In this last episode of the season we’re answering listener list building questions!

Mentioned in this show:

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Make Beautiful Optin Images with Box Shot King:

See Kelly demonstrate BoxShot King here.

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Sparkplugging Podcast Episode #111: List Building with Kindle Books

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Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Sparkplugging Podcast and our ongoing adventure with the topic of List Building.

You’ll be hearing from me, Kelly McCausey, and my Round Table of Super Friends:

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This week we’re talking about how we’re growing our lists through the creative use of content published on the Amazon Kindle!  Driving leads from Kindle books is accomplished in a variety of ways and my round table has just about all of them covered.  Listen in for ideas you can use right away.

Our Amazon Author Pages:

Want to learn about publishing on Kindle? Until Susanne comes out with her new course, I’ll point you to this free how to guide that Amazon publishes.

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Sparkplugging Podcast Episode #110: Email Templates & Using The P.S.

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It’s the tenth episode of the Sparkplugging Podcast and we’re continuing our List Building topic.

You’ll be hearing from me, Kelly McCausey, and my Round Table of Super Friends:

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I ask my Round Table to share whether they’re using an email template and get a variety of interesting answers as usual.

We’re also chatting about using the ‘P.S.’ area of the email and you’ll hear some good advice on that.

Finally, I asked everyone to share how they re-purpose their email content.

Kelly uses Contentaire templates on a regular basis for inspiration and ideas.

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