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business books featuring Janet Barclay

When I launched this blog in 2009, my goal was to make it a “go to” resource for information to help you succeed in your organizing business. Since then, I’ve also had the privilege of being featured in a number of business books and e-books.

The Professional Organizer’s Bible – Volume 1: Getting Started

This reference guide for those thinking about launching a new career in the organizing industry was written by Professional Organizer Superstar Blogger, Ramona Creel.

In the “Revelations” section, I share a lesson I learned early on about reaching out to others, whether I need the answer to a simple question, a partner for a particular project, or an expert to take on a task that is beyond my expertise and/or level of interest. I think you’ll find my story interesting and inspiring.

In addition to outlining the motivations and skills you’ll need to succeed as an organizer, Ramona’s book covers legal requirements, developing credibility, affordable marketing, and traditional/alternative business models.

Start Your Own Blogging Business, 3rd edition

Last year, I had a wonderful telephone conversation about blogging with Jason Rich of Entrepreneur Magazine, and I was pleased to learn he planned to quote me in his new book. After it was published, I was absolutely delighted to discover that rather than the paragraph or two I expected, there was a full three-page transcript (with a few misquotes, unfortunately) of our interview, including my answers to the following:

  1. How do you describe what you do?
  2. Why did you decide to specialize in WordPress?
  3. How do you stay informed about all of the latest WordPress-related developments?
  4. In your opinion, what goes into creating a really awesome blog?
  5. In terms of a blog’s layout and design, do you have any tips to share?
  6. What are some of the biggest mistakes you see bloggers make on a consistent basis?
  7. What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about blogging?
  8. What should people do to promote their new blog?

Although the focus of the book is on generating income from advertisers, subscribers, and merchandising, much of the information will be helpful even if you blog only to market your organizing business.

Connect: 100+ Mind-Blowing Strategies to use Social Media and Drive Business Growth

Most recently, I was selected to contribute to Michael Kawula’s new social media strategy guide for small business owners. There are chapters covering each major social media platform, including Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. I’m quoted in the chapter on Pinterest.

And speaking of social media strategy, I’m attending this year’s Social Media Success Summit, which runs from today through to October 30th, and I’ll be posting the highlights of the various sessions here on Your Organizing Business. I hope you’ll follow along!

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Janet Barclay

A former professional organizer, I now eliminate stress for my clients by hosting, monitoring, and maintaining their WordPress sites so they don’t have to worry about security, downtime or performance issues. When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. Avatar Kathy Stinson on October 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I knew you were one hot v.a. resource, Janet. It’s great for me, as a happy client and proud sister, to see others recognizing it too. 🙂

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on October 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, Kathy. It’s funny how you know about these things, but then one day you put it all together…

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