Jo Baker

Boost Your SEO: DIY Tips

DIY SEO. What does that double acronym mean to you? Do-It-Yourself Search Engine Optimisation, for sure. However, what's beyond that?

Does it mean A) you're being forced to perform this dark art on your own because you don't have the capital to hire a professional?

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Get Your Product Found Online: 8 Tips

You've created a fabulous product. You've designed an informative website and supporting social media pages. A number of ecommerce sites have agreed to sell your product and you've market tested it with great results.

And now, you wait.Read more

Build Confidence for Business and Life

You're a female entrepreneur who wants to compete at the front of the pack, who understands the value of breaking barriers, of staying relevant and of doing things first and doing them better.Read more

Reflecting on my 2017 - what a ride...

Reflecting on 2017 I have to admit, although it was a whirlwind of a year that pushed every boundary I had, we certainly achieved amazing things.

Three things stand out.

I began touring regularly and upscaled my ability to impact so many more women in positive ways.

Was it a risk? Absolutely, and a massive learning curve - but it paid off. I met so many amazing women, I am just so very grateful that I found the courage to get uncomfortable. Yes, it was VERY uncomfortable.

Standing in front of hundreds of women and having the confidence to share my message and my voice took courage, that I wasn’t sure I could maintain and determination, that I wasn't sure I was capable of... until I did it. There is a level exposure and vulnerability that would be hard for the best of us but I believe is even harder for a woman - because everything we are taught from a very early age is the complete opposite of what I was doing. But I dared to do it anyway, risk being shot down, ridiculed, even hated.

99% of feedback was ridiculously positive (yay!) but I did get that 1% that made it their mission to criticise and judge. I chose to see the criticism as a gift. It forced me to get to know myself better, to remain positive even when it felt hard and to stay focused on my “why” - the reason I was doing it all in the first place.

What else happened?

My book became a #1 bestseller. That was a surprise and so humbling and exciting! Again, because it was a tool I was hoping would help to make a difference and it did. I spent time, energy and effort writing it and it was so wonderful when I found out that women were reading it and finding it helpful. I received lots of amazing emails and pms. What can I say, it was a really cool time! :)

We launched an online Academy to help support women who couldn't afford to work with me directly. It looks amazing and we are steadily growing it and connecting with some beautiful ladies online and helping answer those burning questions that they need answered to succeed in business.

We also brought in more staff and contractors and made a whole bunch of changes and grew and grew and grew. What a journey! I'm not going to lie, sometimes it was full on and it had me questioning what the hell I was doing but I had a fierce "why" and a full on mission and I am never one to give up without a really good reason.

It's a fire in my belly and to be honest sometimes that fire burns - in a not so great way - but most times, if I focus on the right things, it warms me and helps me succeed in ways I could never have imagined.

We're making even more changes and taking more risks this year and it's exciting - not for the faint hearted - but exciting none the less. I'm going to be making big announcements soon - so stay tuned for the next phase in building this crazy passion of mine.

I truly hope your 2018 delivers gifts for you and provides a level of abundance that fills up your soul.

Let me know what you’re up to for 2018 below in the comments - I’d love to hear what you have planned. :)

Have a beautiful day, beautiful you.
Marnie xx

Find Your Business Purpose

Any woman can start a business.

It takes a special woman to build a successful business.

Which prompts the question: What separates the triumphs from the failures?

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Market Research on a Budget

You're a female entrepreneur with an idea for a small business or a new product. It's something you can really get behind—something you love to do.

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Facebook Live

Top Tips for Facebook Live

Live video is the latest and greatest in social media engagement. Not only can a female business owner demonstrate her authenticity and humanity through live streaming video, she can engage her audience in real time and save the recordings for viewing later.Read more

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How to Fall in Love with Selling

In order to stay in business, you have to make sales.

You know that.

What you don't know is how to become more comfortable with the idea of selling.

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Women in Business: The Great Behavioural Shift

For as long as many of us can remember, we've been discouraged from 'acting like women' in the workplace—particularly in positions of power.

What exactly is that supposed to mean? We're not supposed to cry, or whine, or nag? As much as that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up (as it does mine), many of us still adhere to that standard. We experience an emotion in the workplace and we suppress it. Our intuition speaks to us about a particular situation, and we ignore it.

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