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Does Your Business Scream "Amateur!" - 3 Ways to Look More Pro...

From "Hobby" to "Pro" - 3 Things You Should Know

- Does your business look like it's just a hobby to your audience?

- Do you worry that people don't take you seriously when it comes to being a true professional?

- Do you want to make sure you aren't sabotaging yourself with poor business practices?

You're in the right place!

I recently returned from a worldwide host agency meeting with 200+ dedicated travel experts from all stages of business.

As you know, it's advantageous to get to know other agents to bounce ideas off each other, share experiences and brainstorm together. We need to cheer each other on, right?

So the natural thing to do is to exchange business cards...

BUT THEN IT HAPPENS.

And you ask yourself...

  • "Is this person for REAL? Can I trust their experience?"
  • "Are they truly serious about their business?"
  • "Are they just in it to dabble and make a few bucks with friends and family?"

And a few of these agents, bless their hearts, were the inspiration for this...

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3 Things I "Screwed Up" As A New Travel Agent...

Have you ever had that day where you just hang your head in shame thinking, "Gosh, am I the only one that didn't know I needed to do that?"

Well, I'll be the first one to tell you that I've done that SO MANY TIMES!

In fact, today I was taking part 3 of a new marketing course I enrolled in and BAM! Third video made me say "whaaaaat???" Yeah. No clue about the type of disclaimers I had to use on my site if the purpose was for giving out information in hopes that someone's life will be improved.

Yeah. So, I guess I'll be working on that today...lol!

And I'll even admit that there are SO many more than 3 things that I "screwed up" when I first became an agent! You could probably say, like 50, at least!

Therefore, please, if you're ever feeling like you are the only one that has made mistakes as a new agent...you are NOT alone

We're ALL going to screw up something when we start. It's just the nature of being a newbie. 

But, I can make that 3 THINGS LESS if...

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3 Ways To Less Annoying Videos

3 Ways To Less Annoying Videos

---> Click here for my top 21 tips to feel INSTANTLY CONFIDENT on video - don't repel your audience any longer!  http://www.FearlessFilming.com

I'm SUPER excited to see small business owners starting to use video in their social media marketing strategy...

BUT! There's 3 things that are driving me CRAZY that I need you to make sure you're NOT doing in your videos...

(If you ARE doing these things, people WON'T WANT TO WATCH YOU!)

Let me show you what I mean really quickly...just click the video to see how!

Then, get out there and start practicing your video skills...

You're going to NEED them when the internet shifts to nearly ALL VIDEO as a way to communicate online!!

---> Want to SWIPE my Top 21 Video Tips for INSTANT CONFIDENCE on video? 
Download my "Fearless Filming Checklist" for free at: http://www.FearlessFilming.com today!

 

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3 Things to Tweak for More Profit in Less Time

Make More Money In Less Time - 3 Things to Tweak

Does this happen to you, too?

* You spend SO MUCH TIME researching destination details that you don't make enough commission to cover your time...

* Bookings aren't coming in as quickly as you'd like, so you need to make MORE PROFIT on the trips you are already working on...

* You desperately need to get rid of those people who grab your QUOTE AND RUN..leaving you with NO compensation...

----> If you have EVER felt like this, I have a quick message just for YOU!

You see, I used to feel the EXACT same way:

Burnt out.

Stressed out.

Wondering if travel was even a feasible career...

...Until I learned how to make MORE MONEY in LESS time with these 3 simple tips!

Watch the quick video on how to grow your business by TWEAKING 3 SMALL THINGS in your existing business WITHOUT relying on finding MORE customers!

You can REALLY make MORE profit INSTANTLY!

Here's to more profit in less time!

Erin :)

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Post in a Pinch & Still Look Professional

You know the feeling...

The one where your palms get sweaty, your face turns read and your heart starts racing as if you've just completed the first leg of the Iron Man race.

YES! You forgot to post on social media and you don't have time right now!!

OK, well, maybe that was a bit of a stretch, but still, we get flustered, right?

  • "Oh crap! It's been 2 days!"
  • "Shoot! I've lost followers!"
  • "Dang it! I only have 1 minute to come up with a post!"

Been there, done that!

We ALL know how important consistency is...BUT, we also have to make sure each social media post is appropriate for our audience, message and our brand.

So how can we post in a hurry to make it look like we planned it all along?

Click the video to see 3 quick pieces of stellar content hiding up your sleeve that you can post in a hurry and STILL LOOK LIKE A ROCK STAR!

---> And if you want someone to just plain old give you something to post for the next 2 weeks while you work out your strategy for becoming...

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The 3 things your audience needs ASAP before buying...

I'm often asked HOW video marketing leads to faster and easier sales.

Here's what we know about today's customers:

  • Their attention spans are short
  • They have less time to research
  • They're more impatient and want to know things ASAP

So that means that we don't have much time to get their attention.

Video delivers valuable information QUICKLY. 

(That's why I created my Video Smart Start Series to help businesses create video that converts.)

But people need more than just knowledge.

"So, what else does video do that written words can't?"

Great question!

There's 3 major things on a potential customers' "list" that they must "check off" before most commit to buying.

Video allows these 3 to occur quickly and effectively...and sometimes simultaneously.

---> Watch the video now to see what you need to give to your ideal audience and how to improve YOUR sales using video instead of just the written word!

  • Terrified of creating videos? 
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How To Get Seen On Instagram - 3 Tips to Beat the Algorithm

How to Get Seen On Instagram

  • Are you tired of spending tons of time on your Instagram posts only have them seen by a handful of people?
  • Do you feel like you learn how to do something on IG and then all of a sudden the platform changes?
  • And of course, are you sick of that darn IG algorithm changing?

Unfortunately we don't get to control this social media platform, so we have to accept that things will keep changing.

Therefore, it's important for us to stay up-to-date on HOW things work so that we can adjust accordingly and use Instagram to our advantage while growing our business.

Recently, Instagram shifted to a more personalized algorithm.

  • No more "top posts" across the board.
  • No more "big accounts" dominating the feed.
  • No more relying on bots to grow your following to boost your reach.

The rules have changed!

Click the video to learn what you need to know in order to reach more people on Instagram and to ultimately boost your sales!

Not using...

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Building Credibility (Instant Expertise)

Build Credibility with Instant Expertise

Most business people understand the necessity of nurturing your target audience by solving problems and relieving fears for their target audience. 

That's because virtually every decision people make is based on avoiding pain and gaining pleasure.

Business people also understand that the quickest way to solve that problem, nurture that audience and build that credibility is by using video.

So, if we want them to business with US, we need to keep solving their problems and building that trust through great informational videos.

"But Erin, I can't give advice about topics I haven't studied & mastered, can I?"

Today I'm de-bunking the myth that you need to be a true EXPERT in whatever topic you're talking about when building credibility with your audience.

Listen, your target audience is LOOKING FOR YOU to help them in any way you can when it comes to relieving a fear or solving a struggle they have.

If you have...

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How To Sound Better On Video

How To Instantly Sound Better On Video

I remember getting SO excited to be a "star" in my first community theater production when I was 8 years old. I was to be "Brigitta" in The Sound of Music.

And I'll never forget when I saw the recording (on VHS, lol!) and was horrified at the sound of my own voice!

Was the really ME singing and speaking? Eeeeew, turn it off!!

After that, I became quite self conscious EVERY time I was on the stage.

But I'm SO grateful for my coaches & family who helped instill more confidence in me - so much that I was able to spend some time in NYC as a professional actress right after college.

(Until 9/11. But that's another story...)

SO, if YOU don't like the sound of your voice on camera, here's 3 quick tips in 3 minutes to help you learn how to LOVE your voice (or at least hate it less) when it comes to creating video to promote your business online.

Watch 3 in 3 Tips: Sound Better On Video

P.S. If you want to be OVERALL confident on camera and...

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HOW TO SLEEP WHEN ANXIOUS

 

How do you sleep when you're anxious?

That’s one of the hardest things to do. No matter how hard we try to ignore it, it won’t let us rest until it gets the best of us.

I know it because I’ve been there. I had PTSD and I was trying to overcome this anxiety - plus I had a panic issue as well.

If you’ve had it, it's like you feel "okay" during the day... much better than at night.  Then all of a sudden, every "worst-case scenario" thought enters your mind, right?

It’s challenging and we don't always know how to overcome it. 

So if you’re going through this level of anxiety, or even if it’s just a fear you have that bothers you sometime, I have 7 things that you can do to prepare to get to sleep with more ease. 

And after that, I will also share with you the actual exercises that I do right BEFORE I get into bed. 

 

7 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE FOR SLEEP WHEN ANXIOUS...

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