How To WordPress: Creating a blog post

WordPress was once a giant in the blogging industry until individuals found a way to life hack it. WordPress is now (In My Opinion) , The most versatile and effective methods to build a website on. You have the options to place multiple plugins for almost anything you can imagine as well as, of course host your blog. 

This video will show you just how easy it is to created a WordPress blog!

How To WordPress: Adding Variable Products To WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a flexible, open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress. Whether you’re launching a business, taking an existing brick and mortar store online, or designing sites for clients you can get started quickly and build exactly the store you want.

Even though Woocomerce is a powerful platform, It’s nowhere near the simplest to use for someone who don’t know their way around wordpress. Hopefully, this video can help you out! This video will show you how to add variable products to your wordpress website with Woocommerce.

Maintaining Momentum Through COVID19

Covid19 is causing a lot of chaos for businesses. From solopreneurs to big box brands, Covid19 is forcing businesses to cut back, make rational decisions quick and even close doors temporarily. As entrepreneurs and brand builders, how does that affect us? Covid19 is forcing individuals that we’d typically service to spend money in other places for safekeeping vs. spending money on their brands. For example, Some individuals are buying can goods, tissues, and all of the other supplies for those “just in case purposes. As small business owners, every dollar counts and if we aren’t careful, we could blow it quickly. Many entrepreneurs are going to have a hard time maintaining business during the midst of COVID19. Most of them don’t have a buffer or safekeepings for reasonings such as this which puts a lot of strain on them. They are either forced to continue to work during this time or close their doors resulting in losing money. With all of this being said, How can small business owners and entrepreneurs continue to gain momentum during a time like this/?

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Stay Calm

This is a hard time for a lot of people, especially the small business owners that are affected the most. How is it possible to stay calm? While we understand the severity of Covid19, We also understand how panicking can affect us in many different ways. As business owners, we still have to find the middle ground between providing the services or products and connecting them with the people that need us the most. Being the go-to when those people need us is a sure way to keep the momentum going in business. While the momentum is still rolling, it’s a sure way to keep your mind off of Covid19 which is a win/win for the business.

Stay away from Social Media

We get it. Social media is fun for some and others, it’s one of the biggest avenues for marketing. Some business relies on it to create revenue of 100%. As business owners, try to avoid social media for a few days for personal use. Social media is full of COVID19. There are posts from certified news sources and there are opinions from your auntie that think that she knows everything. Avoiding social media for a couple of days will free up some time and allow you to focus on capitalizing off of COVID19 instead of

Capitalize on it by giving back

One of my favorite points. Even though most of us are in business to make a profit, considering helping individuals that are affected greatly through this phase. One of the things that we did through G. Jones Group, LLC is offered free 20 minutes consultations for individuals that owned businesses part-time and worked somewhere that shut down because of Covid19. Du4ring our consultations, we discussed ways to capitalize on their brands and make money during this free time that they have. Of course, time is a valuable aspect for our service-based businesses, but giving back and helping out is one of the things we love here. Doing this has helped quite a few brand owners scale and look at business in a different light.  

HOW TO HELP YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESSES SURVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Use Your Home Time For Admin Days

This should be a no brainer. If you have the luxury to manage your business from home, enjoy it! For those of you who don’t quite have the luxury, this is a good time to go over your business goals, income plans, and even your marketing strategy. Use this time to build the back end of the business. If your business is forced to shut down, use this time to have an admin day or two.

Shift Your Focus To Online Sales

3 things your website needs to convert

For those businesses that need to continue to make money but plans on not getting a lot of in-person/foot traffic, Shift your focus to online sales. Put your energy into supporting your business online.  

5 Reason You Need A Social Media Marketing Manager

What is Social Media Marketing?

Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms to connect with your audience to build your brand, increase sales, and drive website traffic

Why is it important for your business to know about social media marketing?

In today’s world, social media marketing has become the number one form of marketing for many businesses. With being able to reach millions of individuals from literally the palm of your hands, It’s easy to understand why so many brands are choosing to put more efforts into it. While most brands are busy, they often neglect their brand’s online space leaving so much potential money on the table. That’s where social media marketing managers come in at. We are often the connection between the business and it’s daily online presences.





The million dollar question is: Why does your brand need one?

They keeps up with online trends!

Great social media managers know trends. They know when to use them and how to use them effectively. Trends are by far one of the things that smart and strategic brands do to put their brand in the ” online Hype”. Just because a meme is the thing to do doesn’t necessarily means that it’s the right fit for your brand. Smart social media  managers know when to play with the online moment of fame!

Should your brand use memes?

They are Your Online Analytics Gurus

Marketing is all about numbers. A great social media manager knows how to not only research the numbers, but they
also know how to take the numbers that works and implement more of what works into their social media strategies. Most business owner are too often caught up in the daily tasks of their business. They usually don’t pay attention to anything more than the likes on their page. The likes are good but there are other numbers that matters: such as referrals to and from the site, Daily peaks trend, and even clicks where individuals spent the most time on. Great social media marketing managers also takes information and put into dashboards or reports that’s detailed, yet simple enough to analyze.

Tracking Social Media Marketing Analytics In Google Analytics

They help you with time Management!

One of the main reasons to hire a social media marketer manager is to save you on time as a business owner. The one thing that can’t be replaced in business is the time wasted. While social media is imperative and almost a must do for growth, It often becomes a necessity to your regular day to day tasks.  Once you outsource your social media marketing efforts, You’ll begin to notice a more effective marketing ROI if it’s done correctly.

Creative & Fresh Ideas

As a social media manager, one of the best parts of the job is to be able to bring fresh ideas to a brand’s marketing campaign. Social media managers are usually very creative and quick on their toes when it comes to social media marketing. When brand owners are drowned in the day to day work, Social media managers are often focused on fresh new and creative ideas that draws in your potential clients and customers.

We help Increase Social media Engagements

What is being said about your brand when you aren’t paying attention? When someone needs information about your business through social media and you’re too focused on running the physical aspects of the business, how do you manage to be in two places at once?

Great social media marketers know how to track keywords, titles, and certain hashtags that are being used around your business. Are you aware of what your customers/clients are saying about your brand online while you’re busy managing your business? They also help with recommendations which has become a great thing on social media! Individuals are requesting for services or products that you provide almost daily. How are you ensuring that your brand is mentioned? The social media marketing manager will be on the forefront to put your business out there




Here are just a few ways hiring someone to manage your social medial campaign can benefit your business. Social media marketing is imperative for growth and shouldn’t be ignored. It can bring in revenues that other marketing effort can’t. Be sure to find a good social media manager who knows that likes or only a piece of what’s important for your business. If you’re interested in learning the tricks of social media marketing, Check out some of these books below. If you’re interested in talking about your current social media marking efforts, schedule a obligation-free consultation to discuss it here 

How To Manage Anxiety & Business

Managing Anxiety & My business! How a recent health scare changed the way that I looked at and managed my business!

I recently went through this mentally tough time where I let stress and overworking myself get the best of me. I had just been introduced to having Generalized Anxiety Disorder. (This is something that i would have never thought I’d have.) Anxiety took over my thoughts, my blood pressure was higher than normal and the anxiety had me so unfocused on business, I didn’t care if i didn’t get another client from either one of my businesses after that. On top of this, I still had a normal life to live that was also affected.

 

After a couple of full blood work tests, EKGs and a few thousands bucks spent at those doctor’s offices just to be told that my body is so use to prolonged stress which, in turns, created this anxiety disorder, I’m mentally stronger, I’m more prepared daily, my business is growing beyond my original vision and I’m learning how to navigate with the day-to-day stress! I know there are many others who consider themselves go getters like myself who doesn’t pay attention to the signs until it’s too late! Hopefully, I can save you some time while you’re managing mental health issues like anxiety and your business.




I Asked For Help

I’ve always been about doing it all. During this time, I quickly begin to realize that i was fighting an uphill battle. I then begin to realize that I needed help. At this very moment, I felt a slight sense of relief. (Not enough to call off the help, though lol.) ! reached out to my general practitioner at my next doctor’s appointment who gave me two choices; Get doped up with some medicine or use a therapist for some good old CBT. Being that I didn’t want to take any more medication, paying for the therapist was the clear choice for me.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

I also found another therapist program. The other therapist that I chose was via LiveHealth , one of those virtual therapists that you can talk to through the phone or computer via a platform similar to Skype. To Keep it short, Talking about things in my life and my business has really help me get things out. It’s crazy because the therapist hasn’t told me anything that I haven’t heard or that I don’t already know, but it’s good to hear it from someone who sees people like me on a regular basis. I’ll have to update the conversations for another blog! They are dope and keep me moving in the right direction!

 

Hire, Delegate and/Or Outsource

To be transparent with y’all, If it wasn’t for my health scare, I would have never brought myself to delegation. As a small business owner, I like to keep all the money in-house! I’m usually the type of person that can do it all from accounting to the web designing  & Marketing that my company offers.

Clearing up my plate by delegation, or outsourcing mean that i could focus on more delicate tasks that would in-turn, Double my productivity and my income more effortless!

When you’re in the everyday hustle of your business, the obvious isn’t so obvious anymore. You don’t think like this and the more I look back on it, the more I realized the amount of time i wasted just being “busy” instead of being productive.. Don’t be afraid to get some work off your plate. Your mind, body, and business will thank you in the long run!

Exercise & Diet

This is a big one for me!!

Some of the greatest entrepreneurs focus on this! How could i not take this seriously? The answer is simple! Well, I’ve always felt like i was in pretty good condition. I can go a few rounds of tag with my kiddos, I can run a basketball game, I can still throw a football and pretty much use my energy like I was in high school again. Thats why!

Little did i know that my insides were having a little adrenaline pumping on its own without me knowing. Stress causes your body to have to work double time to keep up with the demands of your organs. When it’s daily chronic stress such as stressful jobs, living arrangements, or bad lifestyle changes, your body get stuck in overdrive even when you’re not stressed! Well, at least thats why I’m writing this post!

 

Once I realized how serious my health issues could be, I knew that i had to make lifestyle changes. As far as diet goes, I cut back on sodium-rich foods, focused on the DASH diet including cutting out majority of restaurants. Drinking only water for a while, then i added in gatorades, powerades and Body Armor sports drinks since they are filled with the electrolytes that our bodies needs. I added more apples and bananas to my diet, and I cooked more greens in my meal prep!

As far as exercising goes, I decided to step away from the weight benches a little and focus heavily on cardio and HIIT workouts . I aim to do at least 30- 40 minutes minimum of intensive heart pumping cardio when i go and when I go to my other gym, I use the sauna to reap some of those great benefits!

After about a week of constantly controlling what I ate and focusing on cardio, I begin to notice a huge boost. My daily energy level boosted my productivity for my business, and most importantly, my day to day life!

Meditation

This was something that i could never imagine doing in my life but at this point, anything that could help control my anxiety and help my business is what i was willing to learn. My therapist actually recommended this to me. I’ve always found it difficult to “quiet my mind”. I always have something going on in my head. A typical day goes from “what I’m cooking for dinner”, “What i need to update for a client” or some type of marketing strategy that randomly pops up in my mind.  I’ve tried a few youtube videos that play meditation music and i focus on the music and breathing! At first, it was extremely difficult to focus. After a few different attempts, It’s something that I consider necessary to do a few times a week! You can use apps like Headspace, or Breath to relax.

Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking to Grow Your Business

 




My 5 R’s ( Rest, Relax, Reset, Recover, & Reorganize)

These 5 R’s are a must for us go getters! 

 

Out of all the points above, this was the most important for me, my anxiety and my business! If you know me, you know how much i’m always on go!  I didn’t realize how important this was to me & my business until I was forced into learning the hard way. As business owners, We try to put out all the fires that we possibly can. By the time we put out those fires, you have another beast to tackle. At this point, you’ve lost so much time and energy.

 

During this time, I was forced to focus on these 5 R’s. My mind and body was drained and I constantly worried about my health. As a result, I had to take time off from business just to take care of myself! My clients didn’t hear from me, My work piled up, I avoided  communication, and i avoided business social media accounts. Overall, it was a disaster for the G Jones Group brand.

This is when i began to focused on the above points. The results were unbelievable. I grew into a better version of myself. My visions became clearer, My thoughts were complete, My productivity levels grew, and I felt more alive than ever!

 

These 5 R’s were literally the ultimate caffeine that I needed to continue in business!

 

 

These were things that helped me become mentally strong for my business. Have you let your anxiety affect your business?

 

 

 

3 Things Your Website Needs To Convert

“Anyone can create a website” via platforms likeSquarespace & Wix“. “I don’t have to pay a website designer”. My website isn’t that important, I just need something up”. “My website doesn’t have to be fancy like the other websites that you do





These are all things I hear when people fail to realize the importance of having a website for their brand. Not only have a website but one that converts. A website that converts is typically one that’s set up correctly by a professional or at least someone who knows how to implement these few things below.

 

The 5 Best Website Builders for Entrepreneurs 

Your Website should have Clear & Strategic Call To Action

 

Successful website leads depend on your website’s ability to capture customer’s key “pain points”. If you don’t have a strategic and clear call to action on the website, your leads have nowhere to follow up, sign up, or go to the next level in your funnel. If your website’s visitor can’t easily find out how to move to the next step, you may lose them to your competitors.

 

One CTA is not optimal. The key is to have a good ratio of content to call-to-action. Your online leads are scrolling fast once they get past your landing area and they are looking for certain key points on your website. If they find the key point that they are looking for, and it doesn’t have a follow-up, Chances are, they are going to lose interest quick.

 

Beyonce’s Official Website Got Sued — and Yours Could Be Next 

A few ways to implement strategic call to actions on your websites is to include clear and bold actions such as:

  • Learn More 

    This is the G. Jones Group, LLC Home page currently. The CTA is straight to the point. You learn about my company and you then have the option to view our work.
  • Sign Up Now
  • Read More
  • Contact Us
  • Get Your Ebook/ Free Content Now

 

Here are just a few ways you can implement strong CTA’s on your website. Make sure that you craft your CTAs for your audience. What works well for one type of audience may not be a good fit for the next.

 

Strong Landing Page

 

This is a website that I created some time ago. This website landing area is clear and to the point. It has everything that you will need to make a quick decision on this company.

It’s like an elevator pitch, but quicker and more visual! You have approximately 5-10 seconds to sell your brand and convert it.

Once your website loads, The first thing your potential client will see is the landing page. The landing area should tell your story within that time frame. This landing page will be what first-time visitors judge your brand off of. If you don’t have a strong landing page, chances are you will lose the visitor for a long time and probably have a high bounce rate.

Remember that you have 5-10 seconds to completely sell your brand to those visitors. You don’t want to waste time on content that doesn’t convert! Be Clear, Concise, to the point and sell.

 

Valuable Content Is King on Websites

Content is King! It has always been king and will always be king, especially when it comes to website conversion!

In my opinion, great and valuable content trumps fancy designs on any website. I’ve seen content convert quicker than any design ever will. You could have the ugliest website in the world and still have regular viewers that converts every time. You’ll still have to implement some of the other points above to get near great conversion rates but this is your strongest sales tool.

 




Invest in great content if you’re wanting to convert more leads. It’s the one thing that those leads will come back for if they need to,

 

While there is no right or wrong way to create a lead, there are proven ways that can almost guarantee you conversion including my top 3 things that I recommend focusing on.

 

 

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  • Web Development Consultation
  • Brand Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • SEO Integration

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Accountability 101

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The accountability 101 program is an intensive 1-on-1 intensive partner program. This package is best is for the entrepreneurs who needs someone to walk alongside them to provide directions, guidance and most importantly, accountability. During the 3-month partner program, You’ll also get 1 on 1 conversations that gets down deep into the heart of your business. This program will encourage and pursue you to reach goals that you thought were out of reach. During this segment, I will “keep it 100” with you when it comes to your brand from my personal and professional experience in business.

During our commitment, You’ll have 30 minutes of recorded content from either our video chat or phone conference twice a week for the entire 3 months of the program, Email follow-ups, unlimited encouragement & support during the project, and strategic plans that we will both curate to help your brand grow! You’ll have plenty of homework to do because your brand won’t work unless you do!

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So, You’re one of those people that have the potential to build the next big thing! You have all of the right connection, all of the resources, the right mindset and a ready to get to it mentality.

 

At the same time, you lack discipline, structure and most importantly; ACCOUNTABILITY!!

 

Don’t worry. Lots of people are in the same boat! Luckily for yo, You’ve stumbled across this page!

 

 

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How to Deal With multiple passions and Finding The “It”!

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1508627275203{background-color: #e0e0e0 !important;}”][vc_column_text]A lot of you all who have been following me for a long time knows that my side hustle/ entrepreneurship journey goes back a long time ago. You probably know that the younger me shifted gears so often that you didn’t know if I was coming or going when it came to doing business with you.

Not only was I a young man of many talents, but I’ve also managed many side hustles that I enjoyed that made plenty of side money for me.

Through those years, I’ve learned a lot. One of the most important lessons that I’ve learned is that a person with many talents and lots of ambition finds it extremely difficult staying put in one type of niche. We are all scattered about. We want to do it all even if we find even remotely interesting. 




No matter how talented & multifaceted we are, we just can’t do it all and still make it home in time enough to enjoy our favorite tv show and an adult beverage.

Back to me, I was once a music producer who accomplished many things Including selling music to some big deal labels and artists. I don’t often speak on those but I defiantly enjoyed it financially. After I grew bored with that, I moved over to the DJ side of the music game. I’ve been in many clubs, I’ve done live mix sets and some pre-recorded mixes that went to become “gym music”. To top it off, I had a few mixes on a local radio station as well as 2 or 3 college stations. Again, that was a big gain for me.

On top of that, I’ve also put together plans to open me a sandwich shop, a food truck, a private security company and so much more that may still be possible. I did all of this while working in management roles.

So the magic question is; how did I end up running a successful brand coaching and consulting agency?

 

From childhood, I’ve always wanted a business. I’ve always wanted to help others. That was ultimately my dream job! I got some old baseball cards and cut some printing paper up, glued the paper to the baseball card and wrote the “helping services” on the paper and passed them out as if they were real business cards. As a child, I also had a printing service that made money from creating and printing images and framing them.

As I got older, all of the other things that I did were fun and made me plenty of money, but helping others gain clarity in their business and helping them succeed was my place. It was what I enjoyed the most out of all of my hustles and it’s what stuck with me the most. No matter what hustle was up on my plate, I always came back to help others.

Another thing that I’ve always been a natural at was business; running a business, building a business, operating a business, managing a business, just all things business.

 

In the year of 2013, I put together a blog that was geared toward helping people become

This was the young business mindframe at its prime. This is the original version of G. Jones Group, LLC.

successful through my writings. The ultimate goal for The Young Business Mindframe was to compete with Entrepreneur. I blogged about entrepreneurship, leadership, and marketing. it

was truly all of my perspective and my real-life experience. It wasn’t until I realized that my blog helped so many people get through the struggles of business, that I realized that I could build a business around that.

That’s exactly what I did.

Later on, my blog crashed and was completely deleted off of my hosting account and guess what, I didn’t have a backup. I spent a few days contemplating giving up and living a normal life again. After that, I realized that this was my sign to give my new idea a try. That’s when I created the concept of G. Jones Group, LLC.





The first year of business was extremely slow as I couldn’t reel in a decent paying client to save my life. So, what did I do? I did the one thing that many entrepreneurs do when they are at the crossroads; I settled for what I could get when I could get it, and however, I could get them. When I put the idea of my coaching agency together, I was hoping that maybe clients would just jump into my arms begging for my help. That wasn’t the case at all.

The year after that, I took a small break to recoup my ideas to reboot and rebrand my business. Once I put together some packages, I put together a few strategies and I A/B tested them out to see which one would give me the best return.

I started getting clients in that would pay me $50 for a strategy, then I would find the ones who were willing to pay more for a more detailed report without hesitation. At this moment, I knew that I was in the right ballpark. I knew that all I had to do was hone in, and drill through. 

That’s exactly what I did. It worked.

Fast forward to today’s G. Jones Group, LLC  and you’ll see that I work with many small to medium size companies, a few personal brands and I’ve also developed multiple websites.

Soooo…

The key is to find your big “it”, is to keep moving until you feel the “click”! The click is the moment in your mind when you’re lighting up with joy and accomplishment when you’re on the target for something.

For example, the moment you realize that the direct deposit just hit your bank account. That’s the “it” moment that you want to have.

Ahh, now you know what the “click” is, right?

Once you’ve found the one thing that sticks to you, you then have to figure out how to market it. I offer consultations and strategies to help you research your market and market your product or services to them.

If you do this right, you will feel it. Trust me, it’s a great feeling. If you didn’t do this right, you’ll have to zone in on your big “it” or your marketing strategy to get you where you need to be.

If you’re for sure that you’re on the right “it” and you know that you’re marketing your brand, you may need a brand audit. With a brand audit from G. Jones Group, LLC, we thoroughly evaluate your logo, website, social media presence and any other type of online presence that you may have to give you professional insight on what’s working and what’s not working! After that, we will provide you with an action plan and an accountability partner to help you move forward!

Use this to help you take your “it” to the next level! As always, G. Jones Group offers a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your ideas and your actions here.

 

 

 

How did you find your big “it” moment?

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