Weekly Finds for the Solopreneur

Welcome to One Woman Shop Weekly Finds – where we members of the community scour the web to bring you a curated list of posts, links, and resources that we they think will help your business—and maybe even your life! This week’s curator: Jennifer Wenzel, audio recording consultant and voice narration coach, helping solopreneurs who are ready to get their voice heard.

Everyone knows that the list is where the riches are. But how to build your list? Explore nine different types of offers to give away in exchange for your ideal client’s email address in this insightful article from Boost Blog Traffic.

You don’t need to be a coach to utilize these 101 insightful questions from The School of Coaching Mastery. Sometimes self-coaching and focused reflection on questions like “What’s the benefit of this problem?” will help you see beyond your current frame of reference.

SEO can be overwhelming and costly, but not with a free tool called Seed Keywords. If you’re wondering what search terms people might use to find your product or service, simply ask. Create a ‘search scenario’, and query your business peers and potential clients—post to Facebook group members, LinkedIn groups, create a Twitter post, or send in your email newsletter.  

Eleanore Strong has a detailed three-month blueprint to build an audience from scratch, utilizing technical tools and old-fashioned sleuthing. She also has a free webinar that walks you through the blueprint all the way from research to content creation to audience engagement.

Wondering about how the way you spend your time affects your bottom line? James Clear lays out a thoughtful approach to answering that question with a post called “The Value of Time.”

One way I maximize my spare time is reading insightful business books. While I’m a bit over the age range that this article is targeted toward, I highly agree with the recommendations of Business Insider’s “33 Business Books Every Professional Should Read Before Turning 30”.

I’m a strong believer in the power of the voice in business. The easiest way to record audio is on a free conference call service. Free Conference USA has no advertising, accommodates up to 250 participants, allows unlimited recording, saves your recordings as .mp3s for immediate download, and doesn’t require you to reserve a conference line. To record your own audio without another participant, dial in and start your conference call, then dial in from another phone and put it on mute. (Don’t forget to hit the record function!)

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Jennifer Wenzel

Jennifer Wenzel works with time-crunched solopreneurs who want to put out audio products in their authentic voice. Through her business at You Sound Great, Jennifer provides information, coaching, and done-for-you services to quickly and easily create great-sounding audio.

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