4 Ways to Build Better Client Relationships

As International Customer Loyalty Month, April is a great time to focus on the clients who recommend you to others or use your services on a regular basis. They are the life blood of your business! To generate even more repeat business and referrals, you owe it to yourself to establish stronger relationships with all of your clients.

?Every company’s greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company.”  Michael LeBoeuf

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How and when to go for the upsell

Many professional organizers supplement their earnings by offering organizing products from companies like Clever Container or Tomboy Tools at home parties. But selling products requires a very different skillset than selling services, so I asked Deb Bixler, the leading authority for home party plan business training, to share a few tips.

How and when to go for the Upsell - by Deb Bixler

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What’s YOUR excuse for not blogging?

Have you ever had a blog post idea fall into your lap? That’s what happened to me. I was searching for a Creative Commons image for another project when I came upon this one. In this sketch, Sacha Chua identifies the top ten excuses for not blogging, and counters each one with one or more points. This triggered a few thoughts of my own, which I’m happy to share.

A No-Excuses Guide to Blogging

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Going Paperless – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! With Earth Day coming soon, I invited my readers to share their blog posts on the topic of Going Paperless. And so they did – we’ve got digital solutions here for everything from family photos and recipes to bills and business records. So sit back, read, and enjoy!

Going Paperless – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Book Review: “The Art of Social Selling” by Shannon Belew, AMACOM

Social media is an extremely popular method of marketing. It’s relatively inexpensive, it’s far-reaching, and it’s fun. It’s gratifying when people follow you, share your content, and engage with your business. But are your social media activities helping to increase your bottom line?

The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks

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How to get the most out of networking events

One of the most effective ways to promote your organizing business is to participate in local networking groups. If you’ve shied away from – or stopped attending – networking events because they “didn’t work” for you, I know you’ll benefit from reading these tips from William Reynolds, a self-employed freelance marketing copywriter.

How to get the most out of networking events

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Make your business stand out from the rest

Marketing a business represents a major endeavor for most companies, with Gartner reporting that the average business spends 10% of their total budget on advertising and self-promotion. If you’re not booking clients every day, consider one of these unconventional marketing strategies.

Make Your Business Stand Out From the Rest

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7 Useful Tips and Tricks that Will Make You a Gmail Master

There have been a lot of free online email platforms over the years, but none were really taken seriously until Gmail came along. I know many professionals who use it, if not as their primary email address, as their preferred way of accessing other email accounts. Today’s guest, Cara Lane Svendsen, has some great tips to help you make the most of your Gmail account.

7 Gmail Tips & Tricks

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