I was given a gift yesterday. And today I’m writing about my journey. I’m writing it 100% for myself – to process my thoughts and reflect after I have some time to sit with that gift. But I’m publishing it. 

Yes, I hope you read it. I hope it will help you feel like you’re not alone. I hope you’ll help me feel like I’m not alone. We’re not.

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Have you ever wanted to know what the pros talk about? Now you can. Listen in as Kelly and Jamie Dubose of Zenplicity talk about marketing, the middle of the funnel, Facebook Messenger Chat Bots, and more!

[01:00] Jamie’s Bio
[01:37] Kelly’s Bio
[03:10] The “glamour” myth of online marketing
[04:50] How this myth affects business owner
[10:20] The magic is in the middle of the funnel
[16:46] The future with Messenger Chat Bots
[25:16] Figuring out what tech to use/seeing the big picture
[37:00] Opportunity outside the internet/the burst of the online marketing bubble

Where to find Jamie:
Website ➜ http://zenplicitynow.com
Facebook ➜ https://www.facebook.com/Zenplicity
Instagram ➜ https://www.instagram.com/jamiedubose

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Kelly was interviewed on the latest episode of From Stuck to Unstoppable with Jenn from LearnSavvy.


It can be overwhelming for many business owners to deal not only with creating a marketing strategy, but also determining what technology to use, how to design a look, and tie everything together.

Kelly and the team at Ekcetera excel in doing just that. Listen as she and Jenn talk about how to stop being overwhelmed and make everything line up.

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Getting started with marketing can be one of the most difficult things to do when trying to grow your business. If you’re stuck, there are some simple ways you can overcome paralysis and devise a plan that will work for your business.

Video Transcript

The biggest key to success with your marketing is consistency. Whatever it is that you choose to do, choose one thing and stick with it.


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webinarally_sidebarOne of the most effective ways to gain new audiences for your business, or introduce people to offerings you have is by hosting a webinar.

There aren’t a whole lot of options for webinars

If you’ve ever looked into the tools available to host a webinar, they range from free (and unreliable) to majorly expensive and loaded with so many features you’ll never use them.

What that means is a clunky system that screams you didn’t pay for it,

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about marketing your business online, it’s that it’s important to have a consistent look and message online, no matter where people find you.

I wish I had a penny for every time a busy entrepreneur like yourself comes to me because they have bits and pieces of a whole scattered around online. I even feel that way about my own stuff most of the time!

I want to share a secret: The solution to cleaning your business up online isn’t always as difficult as it may seem.

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Here’s the latest Stylish & Smart Reader Q&A episode. This time, I’ll answer Jessi’s question about choosing a WordPress Theme and how to settle on something when you’re constantly wanting to change it.

Check it out.

Would you like your question answered in an upcoming episode? Get more information on how to submit your question here.

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SMAuto-FBOne supposed reason NOT to be on social media often stems from the fear of the time suck.

I waste so much time on Facebook. I can’t use it for my business or I’ll never get anything done.

I hear you. It can be a black hole. You log in just to post an update and an hour later, you find yourself watching a cat video after you’ve been on a link clicking spree visiting the latest celebrity gossip site,

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Today, I started a new series in my Stylish & Smart Newsletter called Reader Q&A. I’ll send video responses to readers’ questions about their design, technology, or marketing. I’m so excited to present our first episode.

In this first episode, I’ll answer Theresa Ceniccola‘s question about BackupBuddy – my favorite backup plugin for WordPress.

Take a look at the video.

Would you like your question answered in an upcoming episode?

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