For 24 Years I have helped entrepreneurs and artists to be successful and to follow their passions!
For 24 years I have mentored eager entrepreneurs and artists who were seeking ways to financially fund and grow their passions and design lives that they love. As many of you know my hot button was to #workandplayfromanywhere and that I do!
Although these days it is pretty much between 3 locations… my lake house on the shores of Lake Superior, my cottage on an inland lake in Northern Ontario, Canada and my home in the city.
What about you? Are you looking to generate an income to fuel YOUR passions, design a live that you love or just to bridge a current financial gap?
Feel free to watch this 8-minute video. This is a fabulous way to tap into the CURRENT TRENDS and to build an online business in today’s economy.
I am proud to share that I have been a successful Unfranchise Owner for 23 years going on 24 years in April! In fact, I am a true Canadian Pioneer with this proven and solid business model.
The company is recognized by the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the Torch award twice!!!! This award is rare to receive, never mind twice consecutively, and is based on Performance, Trust, and Integrity.
I am also personally proud that Canada recently was awarded Market County of the year!! I love using my 23 years of expert status to help people tap into the power of this powerful business plan suitable for everyone, everywhere. We are a global company that has hit 10 Billion in retail sales.
If you would like more info, please reach out. I’d be happy to share. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY if you know of anyone who might benefit at this time, please share and I would be happy to help them get more information and to mentor them.
Here is the link to the 8-minute video. Trust me it is totally worth spending the time to watch this.
I can’t say enough about blogging! Blogging is good for anyone or any business. Blogging can be educational, interesting, resourceful and FUN!
There are many reasons why a person or a business might want to blog.
Here are 10 reasons to consider blogging….
To Build An Audience
Blogging is a perfect way to build a following and attract an audience. And you can attract a large and varied audience or an audience in a specific niche. For example a blog about your life and life’s experiences might attract a lot of different types of people and followers because they become interested in you and your philosophies and experience.
However, a blog that is business or niche specific might only attract those types of people or consumers looking to connect with that brand or purchase that type of product.
A good blog will let people get to know you and/or your company or business. Relationships are built on trust and integrity and a blog is the perfect way to build this know/like/trust factor quickly.
In 2021 and beyond, building relationships is more important than ever. We are transitioning from an industrial world into more of an information and virtual world and solid relationships that evoke trust are essential.
Create A Warm Market
Blogging allows you to create a warm market with people you have never even met yet and to also foster the relationships that you already have with people or with your current customers.
It is also a great two-way street because you can get to know your audience better by monitoring what they engage with the most when you post and by the comments they leave… a marketer’s dream. 🙂
This is a huge piece to blogging. Blogging is one of the BEST ways to create value with your audience and your potential customers or consumers of your information or your products. In a world of information overload this is KEY. There are very few new products or services out there, so the best way to stand out is to be unique in some way and/or to create value.
Blogging allows you to create tremendous value by offering up a platform to educate, inform, and specifically target any niche or audience that you want to reach. This makes you the blogger, the one in control of the information.
We are all in this world together and the more we support one another and collaborate, the better for all. Blogging is a great way to initiate and source out further opportunities. Through blogging people or companies might find you and want to collaborate or to do a joint venture project of some sort. The potential for opportunities is vast and infinite and is really quite exciting.
Content is King in the internet world today and blogging is a great way to create useful content and content that can be repurposed and reused again and again. For example, I am starting a 4-week blogging course in two days. I will use this blog post in the first class to go over some reasons why it is great to blog and to reinforce their choice to blog through listing the benefits in this very post. I will then send them the link to have for their resources for the course.
I can then take this post and share it over on my other social media platforms and even send it to my email list. I could make a podcast from it and I could also include any form of this blog post in course content for future courses. I could also take quotes from this post and make my own quotes graphics or put some quotes up on Twitter.
I could take the content verbiage and make a video out of it.
This is one of the things that I really love about blogging is that you are never wasting time by blogging because you can use the content over and over and over again. I often send people to my prior blog posts as a resource.
This is especially handy for me when I am asked questions about health. I often send people links to specific posts over on my health and wellness blog at https://maggiesvitamins.blog/ I kind of see this as having a giant online filing cabinets with my documents and resources and they are always accessible and handy.
Tell Your Story
Whether your personal story, or the story of your business or brand, stories are the most effective marketing technique ever. People love stories and they love to know where people have come from. They want to know what inspired you to make changes in your life or what propelled you to start your business. They want to know the human side of it all.
Why? Because we are all human and we relate to others in a human way. Maybe your story is that you were inspired to write a book or to write poems after a life-changing event and your readers have this little spark inside of them and they want to write poetry too! They want to be inspired from YOU! They want to relate to other humans walking the earth. So this is where the stories come in. The stories are the common threads that connect us as humans.
If you want a fast track to marketing at this time in history, it is to inspire people. Selling or marketing through inspiration is the fast track to business growth. People are awakening to their passions and to their desires. DIY projects, cooking, crafting, writing, music, coaching, branding, influencing, education and learning, artistry, personal empowerment, and more, are at all-time high!
Blogging is a sure fire way to offer inspiration and to help people to connect and to fire up their passions and desires. When you or your blog inspires others they connect to you and/or your brand and they trust you for advice and/or potential product recommendations. The key here is to ‘inspire’ people.
Imagine you need heart surgery and you go to the cardiologist and ask him what he thinks about your upcoming procedure. And he says something like “Hmm, geez, I am not quite sure… I hope it goes well but we’ll have to wait and see I guess”.
How does that make you feel? You get the point here. A blog is your opportunity to validate your expertise by sharing what you know. And this is often the biggest obstacle that stops people from blogging in the first place. They underestimate the value in what they do know!
We all know stuff!
Why? Because life has taught us stuff! So simple. Did you ever have a baby? Clean a house? Organize a room? Fix a lawn mower? Etc. Etc. Etc. You get the idea. We all know more about something than someone else who has not yet experienced it and less about other things that some people have experienced that we have not yet. Whew! I hope that one made sense. 🙂
The point is that we can help others by sharing what we do know! 🙂 And a reminder that the human aspect and connection is what we all want so this goes back to telling your story and inspiring others too! The story could be how you never imagined that you could fix your own lawn mower but you watched a video and this is what you learned and you are now sharing it with others! So simple. That is a blog post my friends. 🙂
So now that I started writing this, I realize that I could write way more than 10 reasons for starting a blog, but I will save those for another blog post hee hee.
I hope that you found this helpful and if you or anyone you know would like info about my upcoming blog courses, please reach out. I am good at accommodating people when it comes to times and group sizes.
I would love to hear your comments or thoughts about blogging too! And be sure to have an AMAZING day whenever you are reading this.
I love this logo that Google had out on the day of the Winter Solstice when the planets were all aligning to form the Christmas Star.
This logo hit me in many ways especially because we are in 2020 and things have changed so much. And fortunately for me, in my work, they have shifted a lot on the side of good.
I feel like everything has lined up for me this year when it comes to my main online business.
So I like to say “Everything has lined up perfectly.. the stars, the moon, and all the dots are now connected perfectly”. And this is why I smiled so big when I saw this Google logo. It was explaining how I felt! 🙂
I am what is called an “Unfranchise Owner” with a company called Market America & Shop.com. If you would like to see my website which is linked to me, it is http://www.ShopWithMaggie.com I have been a successful Unfranchise Owner with this company for 23 years now, but right now all of the stars have lined up to explode my business even more and the good news is that I am helping more people than ever to set up turn-key online, supplemental income generating businesses!
Here is a glimpse into my thoughts around these dots being lined up perfectly at this time in history.
At Shop.com we are providing consumers with a new way to shop which is a revolutionary concept that creates a Virtual Economic Ecosystemthat supports everyone along the way.… from consumers, artists, local businesses, suppliers, manufacturers, science and researchers, and everyone involved in the creation and supply chain in between and right down to grass roots everyday families like my own family and that of my team.
This revolutionary concept provides for safe delivery of products and services to consumers to meet supply and demand and to adapt to the changing economy all while utilizing the power of the internet to track purchases and compensate everyone involved. 🙂
Sounds complicated enough right? Ha Ha… Actually it is very simple and it works. I am in awe every day at how this business model is booming and for good reason. Businesses are currently trying to pivot to an online way of doing business, whereas we were well ahead of the curve and were ALREADY doing it successfully…..
Nuff said. As you know, I like to keep my blog posts short and to the point so if you would like any information around partnering with me in online success, please reach out. You can also watch a short video here at:
Cottage real estate market heats up with more Canadians working remotely….
I saw this article from the CTV news this morning and was drawn to it as I for one have been working remotely from the cottage for years now. I have since expanded that to a lake home along the shores of Lake Superior where I also #workandplayfromanywhere.
Here is a snippet from the article and I will also post the link to the full article at the end of this post:
“With many people now working from home, Inniss said they’ve realized they can now work from anywhere as long as they have a decent Wi-Fi connection.
“There’s so much more telecommuting now, I think employers have gotten past the idea that it’s not productive and found out that it’s very productive,” Inniss said. “So people might be turning to having a place that they can come to on occasion in Toronto, in a city, and then living up here [in cottage country].”
Inniss said the uncertainty of the stock market amid the pandemic has also pushed Canadians to reconsider what they are investing their money in.
“I think people started thinking that they want something more solid and being able to enjoy your investment and live and work in your investment,” she explained.”
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I really resonate with this and I think it is awesome that people can now work and play from anywhere. I can see why the demand for cottages is increasing. This is the quality of life that many people seek. To be able to do what they love from a place that they love and to have JOY while doing it.
And to be able to spend time with family and make memories at the same time is a gift in itself.
This was my daughter and step-granddaughter this past weekend at the cottage. They had such a great time.
Would YOU Like to Work from The Cottage or Lake?
One of the things that I have been doing for years in my work, is helping people to design remote businesses that they can work and play from anywhere with. This has been my main focus and I have tapped into leveraging the internet for a long time now.
My favorite place to work from is my floaty chair. On Sunday I was lucky enough to spend time in both my lakes, inland and Lake Superior.
Here I am at the Lake Superior place on my floaty chair enJOYing
If you would like to learn more about doing something that you can #workandplayfromanywhere I would love to chat with you about just that. I have included a contact form below so you can reach out to schedule a time to chat with me. 🙂
And here is a link to the entire article the cottage marketing booming while people look to acquire cottages to work at.
Asset of Liability? One of my favorite questions to ask and I ask often. 🙂
For example, this morning I was lying in bed and my daughter came to lay with me for a few minutes before she got ready to go to school. When it was about time for her to start getting her butt out of bed to get ready for school she started saying things like “Oh I don’t want to get out of this bed” and “This bed is so comfy” etc. 🙂
Go To Bed When I Am Tired & Get Up When I’m Done Sleeping….
I said to Sivanna, that is why I am an entrepreneur honey. I get up when I am done sleeping (a wee bit annoyed she woke me up, but not much… so worth it hee hee), and go to bed when I am tired. 🙂 This has been my motto for many years now.
This whole convo brought me back in my thoughts to when I was a civil servant and worked for the government in my 20’s. I remember leaving my bed in the morning with total dread and saying goodbye to my pillow telling it I would see it later. 🙂
I also thought back to times when I would imagine not having to work and being able to ♥ enJOY ♥ eating breakfast sitting outside in the sun. It reminded me about the power of imagination and visualization and how it truly works if you are focused and passionate about your desires. (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Today I do these things and I live my life by my design. ♥
Back to our convo though. I said to Sivanna. “Honey you might want to think more about being an entrepreneur”. She said, what quit school?” (She is 13 btw). I said “No, but you know how you started working for me helping with my online stuff, well maybe start doing more of that and we can even get you making your own online income.” I suggested she spend more time at that instead of PLAYING on her phone.
I asked her what she did on her phone and she said “You know check Snapchat, TikTok and watch videos on Youtube”…. So then I stung her with my famous question that she is all too famailiar with. “Honey when you do that is your phone an asset or a liability”? She knew the answer. LOL An asset is something that makes you money and a liability is something that costs you money. 💙
My phone makes me money. 💙💙💙!!! I love being in a line up in the grocery store. It gives me a chance to hammer away on my virtual golden switchboard aka money maker. 🙂
In closing always remember the golden question. Is it an asset or a liability? Your TV for example: do you use it to watch TV and watch stories about other people’s lives or do you use it for example, to do a presentation to a group of entrepreneurs who are joining your sales team? You get the idea. 🙂
I saw this quote and loved it! I am very much enJOYing some 𝔾𝕃𝕆ℝ𝕐 these days. I have been a student of the internet for many years now and I love it. However, lately to top it all off, I have had some upward curves and quantum growth in my work. My hard work and results are starting to pay off and I can see and feel the next level emerging.
Meet my “Golden Pen” as I call it. I use these pens, that I 𝐿💗𝒱𝐸, and I have them in different colors but this is my new gold one fondly nicknamed “My Golden Pen”. Why? Because it is symbolic to me that I am tapping into the virtual goldmine of the internet and how easy it is for anyone to build an online goldmine of leveraged income. Yeah, the make money while you sleep kind. The wake up and check your inboxes to see those deposits kind of income. ♥ The bring it on kind of leveraged income. ♥ The passive income where one can #workandplayfromanywhere like I do.
And I use the term ‘easy’ lightly as it has been many years of long hours of learning, trying and tweaking, investing lots of ca$hola, and I still do that everyday, but now the dots are lining up and I can see that the future is very bright. So bright! 🌞🌞🌞
As a Life & Business Coach, I can help my clients fast track to where they want to go because I have put in the time, money and effort to decode a lot of this stuff. The funny thing is though once you figure all this out you realize your time is better spent applying what you know to your own business goals. 🙂 LOL!
Anyhoo I will close now but I will leave you with the thought that these are 🅴🆇🅲🅸🆃🅸🅽🅶 times in marketing history. The future is 😝★ 𝓑ⓡ𝒾ق𝓗𝓣 …. SO ░B░R░I░G░H░T░….
So get your golden pens out and start setting your goals to maximize on this golden era of opportunity! All the best to you 🙂 And never, ever, give up. I believe in YOU!