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Domestic Violence Support In India

Are you a domestic violence victim in India? Learn about types of domestic abuse and domestic violence survivors, counselling, helplines, and support in India.

Read this domestic violence article that raises domestic violence awareness and feature domestic violence stories of a domestic violence survivor.

Learn about:

· The domestic violence cycle

· Types of domestic violence

· Domestic violence facts

· Domestic violence statistics

· Domestic violence signs

· Domestic violence helplines

Learn where to get domestic violence counselling and domestic violence support for your domestic violence recovery.

How To Use Online Webinars And Workshops To Promote Your Coaching Business

Learn how to host and promote engaging and memorable online coaching workshops and webinars to promote your coaching business online.

Becoming an expert in your community isn’t as hard as it might seem. One way to break into the small business scene is to host online or business-oriented workshops.

You can host free or paid events depending upon the demand for the subject matter. Either way, hosting online workshops and group coaching events is a great way to become known as the go-to expert in your niche.

Here are some tips to host and promote engaging and memorable webinars and workshops online:

1.    Identify your target audience

Everything starts with your target audience. Even though you likely already have an audience in mind when you are planning online events, you need to double down and laser-focus your audience on a whole new level so that your materials are meaningful to the audience.

2.    Choose your event topic & theme

Before you get started with your event planning, it’s important to know what the topic and theme of your event will be. This will help you determine the size of the event, the cost, and many other factors related to planning and promoting your event.

3.    Decide which webinar software you’ll use

Once you have set your budget, decide which software you plan to use to host your event. The webinar software you use will depend on how many attendees you plan to have and whether you plan to have a free or paid event.

There are many excellent software options to host group coaching events, from free and low-cost options like YouTube and Facebook Lives to Zoom.

You can even find professional group coaching software options that offer advanced features like replays and can even help you turn your event into an online course.

4.    Determine your budget

Now that you know your topic and which software you plan to use, it’s important to set a budget for the event.

You will likely have to pay a fee for the group coaching software that you choose for the event. You’ll also have to set aside a budget for event advertising and promotions.

5.    Set the date of your workshop

When it comes to online webinars and workshops, you don’t really need a lot of time to plan. It’s better to keep the marketing and advertising for the event short and start promoting your webinar not more than a month in advance.

6.    Use Facebook Groups

You can also learn how to brand yourself as a coach and promote your online events on Facebook. Start a temporary Facebook group and host a free challenge based on the topic of your workshop.

Whether you prefer to join other people’s Facebook groups or start your own, you can find some useful marketing tips for event marketing on Facebook.

7.    Create a Meetup Group

For coaches who based their business model on local in-person workshops and events, Meetup.com was a great way to promote a local business by building a local community of prospects that will turn into loyal customers.

Ever since the pandemic made local workshops impossible, most Meetup groups have gone online and started online meetups.

So Meetup.com is still a pretty decent way to keep in touch with local clients and nurture relationships online, especially if you hope to return to in-person workshops and events soon.

8.    Create your marketing materials

Before you start promoting your online workshop or webinar, you’ll need to create marketing materials.

Ideally, you should outsource your social media marketing to an expert who can create an event website, online event sign-up, social media pages, and any other marketing materials that you need to run ads online and offline.

  • Promote your event online

Run ads a few weeks before the event to get signups. Using Facebook Ads, you can target your audience precisely, but you can also look to other avenues for getting the word out about your event.

While you’re working on your marketing, stay active on the social platforms that you’ve created to educate, inform, and engage your audience and let your audience know about your workshop.

How to Deliver Memorable Workshops and Training Seminars

Workshops and training may be very popular, but often they’re not very memorable, even when your audience is learning new things. And the pandemic has brought with it an epidemic of Zoom fatigue.

Listening to other people drone on can be hard for many people. But thankfully, with just a little knowledge you can deliver memorable workshops and training seminars.

Here are some tips to deliver engaging and memorable workshops and training seminars:

1.    Refine your message

Once you know who your audience will be, you can refine the message you want to deliver. This will be the overarching theme of your event that informs the topic.

Try writing in two or three sentences what you want attendees to learn, think and feel when they attend your event. Then make sure that everything you do fits that goal.

2.    Get to know your group

Network and get to know your attendees before the event. Send out a survey along with the event signup form asking them what questions they need answers to.

That way when they show up for your event, you’ll know more about them and can adjust your talk to fit their needs audience better.

3.    Tell a story, don’t lecture

If you really want people to remember your workshop, training, or seminars, you must understand your audience, know your topic, and then focus on building relationships and sharing your story and their story.

Instead of approaching the event like a teacher, approach it as someone who is telling a story and setting the stage for your audience.

When you can weave a story into what you want them to learn, they’re going to be more likely to remember it – especially if you make them part of it.

4.    Encourage & facilitate discussion

Don’t just have a monologue. Make it a two-way discussion. When you increase your interaction with your audience, they tend to remember more.

Ask them questions, let them answer, and draw them through your story and the lessons you want them to learn from your presentation with encouragement and back-and-forth participation.

5.    Account for different learning styles

When you plan your presentation, remember that there are going to be several different learning styles. Some people learn well by listening to a lecture, but most people need some form of stimulation and demonstration.

Making the event more hands-on will help include all learning types. You can sharpen your coaching skills and learn how to start an online coaching business with ICF-accredited coach certification programs.

6.    Don’t forget to have fun

Don’t forget that workshops, training, and seminars can also be fun. Everything doesn’t have to be serious all the time.

You can have fun while you’re speaking, even at business events. Of course, you want to maintain a level of professionalism depending on your audience, but you don’t have to be all business all the time.

7.    Follow up with your attendees

The one thing that makes any event memorable is the follow-up. How do you continue to engage the people who attended your event over time?

You can set up a follow-up email sequence with the date for pre-sign-up for the next event or send them an offer to purchase your online course or 1-on-1 coaching packages.

Building those long-term relationships will go far in helping you host memorable events and increasing your profits from events.

8.    Don’t try to be perfect

Don’t worry if everything doesn’t go perfectly, especially the first time. The important thing is to provide value to your audience. Even if only five people show up, that’s five people who are going to tell their friends about what they learned and from whom.

17 Tips To Promote Your Local Coaching Workshops On Facebook

Want to promote in-person coaching workshops or events online? Here’s how to use Facebook to brand yourself as a coach and get known as an expert in your city.

During the pandemic, it became harder for coaches who used to hold in-person workshops and events to get more involved with their local community and promote their coaching workshops to a local audience.

Unless you’re an introverted business owner who’s shy or naturally prefers networking in your comfort zone online, you probably have few to no local connections even though you’re well-known online.

If you want to get more involved with your local community online while you’re waiting for in-person events to start again, the best way to go about it is to start using Facebook.

Here’s how to use Facebook to brand yourself as a coach and promote your local workshops or events.

1. Fix your Facebook profile

Before you join any Facebook groups, you should fix your profile. You want it to be open to the public.

This might be scary because you’re used to using Facebook for personal means, but your local audience needs to know about you to trust you.

So open up the Facebook app and perfect your profile. And while you’re at it, ensure that you’re linking to your online real estates like your Facebook groups, website, and blog.

2. Join Facebook Groups

First, you will want to join a few groups. Start with five to ten groups with the idea that you’re not going to fully participate yet. You’re just trying to find out what’s out there and get a feel for how Facebook Groups work.

If you plan to connect with a local audience, look for groups in your locality. For example, if you live in New Jersey, look for Facebook Groups that are active in your locality so you can connect with people who live nearby.

3. Introduce yourself

Take the time and effort to write up an interesting introductory note to introduce yourself to a new group according to the group guidelines.

In some groups, they don’t want you sharing links; in other Groups, they don’t mind. But your profile is now open to the public, so that means that they can find you if your introduction is interesting enough to them.

4. Monitor the groups

When you join a Facebook group, you want to monitor the activity. See who the moderators and owners of the group are and make note of whether you’re connected to people or not.

Don’t try to befriend everyone right away. If people befriend you, that’s good, but don’t be pushy by adding everyone as a friend. That could just come across as creepy.

5. Read & follow the rules

Never skip reading the rules. Sometimes that’s a pinned post, but other times it’s in the files. Always look at all the files. Some groups let anyone add to the files, so that’s an important opportunity to note.

6. Don’t start selling immediately

In fact, unless invited, avoid selling in a group that’s not yours. Instead, be a presence in discussions that show your expertise. If you show them that you’re an expert in your field, people will come to you.

7. Be a useful resource to group members

When group members ask something that you know the answer to, jump in and help them. The more kind and free help you can offer members, the better.

Don’t do anything free that is going to take more than five minutes, but when you can help solve a problem easily for someone else, you will become known.

8. Choose one group to hyper-focus on

Once you get to know the Facebook groups and their members, you’ll likely notice that at least one group is standing out as preferable and more useful.

Choose that one to get involved with more intimately and at a personal level. At this point, you can even unsubscribe to some of the other Facebook groups if you determine they’re not relevant.

9. Go to your first in-person event

Once in-person events become a thing again, choose the one group you want to get more involved in and go to your first in-person event.

When you go to in-person networking events, talk to everyone; don’t just try to talk to one person the entire time. Work the room when appropriate, making a point to introduce yourself to the leaders.

Wait until your third meeting to start offering to do things and volunteering so that no one gets afraid you’re going to take over.

10. Find out who is popular in your local area

You may have competition locally that you need to get to know about. Who, if anyone, is doing what you want to do locally?

Even if you find someone who isn’t direct competition, it’s a good idea to get to know who is popular in your local area and give out the type of advice, products, or services you want to provide.

Often, you could end up collaborating with them and sharing leads or referring customers to each other. So don’t lose the chance to make a new power acquaintance.

11. Start your own Facebook group

A really great thing to do is start your own local Facebook Group. As you join other groups and participate, people will be prompted to see your group via your profile and join.

Don’t promote your own Facebook group in other groups. That’s just poor social etiquette and it will be seen as spammy.

Organise a Facebook challenge and do Facebook lives with a local angle to keep your group members engaged and keep your group buzzing and on point.

12. Start volunteering

Once you’ve become popular in your Facebook groups, you’ll notice that people will start inviting you to lunch, asking your advice, and even asking if you’re willing to volunteer.

Jump at the chance, because leaders who take initiative are the ones that are going to be seen as most trustworthy in the eyes of the group members.

13. Get involved with small business groups

Via your local Chamber of Commerce or another type of business-focused centre, there is a huge need for volunteers who will concentrate on small businesses.

Most of these groups focus on bigger businesses rather than home businesses. So, they need you, and if you get involved, you will become well-known.

If you’re an Indian businesswoman who wants to learn how to start and promote a business online, join the Women In Business Community on SHEROES.

You’ll be part of a safe, women-only network where you can access business advice and business mentoring. You’ll also get access to business tips and advice such as articles on selling on Facebook and promoting your products and services online.

14. Find local events to attend and sponsor

Start attending small business events in your local area. Find some to sponsor too so that people get to know your business name. Even if you can’t be there, the local community will begin to know and trust you more if your name is announced a lot.

15. Speak at local & online events

Send out a one-sheet to your local groups and organizations so that they know they can call on you to speak locally or online and on which topics you’re an expert on.

If you have speaker pages or profiles online, include links to them showing your speaking creds and examples of speeches and workshops that you’ve given in the past.

16. Host Facebook events

Once you’re well-known, or even before you become famous locally, start hosting your own online events on Facebook based on your targeted topic that you’ve chosen after getting to know people and seeing what’s needed in your community.

Your public speaking activities and events can be paid online workshops, free workshops, live video events and webinars, or any form of online event that your audience seems to enjoy and engage in.

Once you get to the point of hosting your own online workshops and events, you’ll have developed the perfect topic. One of the topics you already cover online will likely work best for you.

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Many of the same rules you use for attracting your audience online will work for attracting your local audience.

17. Fit your expertise with what’s needed

As you attend events and get to know what is happening locally for small businesses, you can start to figure out what part of your expertise is needed most.

When you share your expertise freely by example, you’re going to be more likely to build good relationships with group members.

People like to be around those who are kind, helpful and giving. Show your audience how much you care about them by being a resource to them in a way that is not threatening.

That will enable you to fit into the local milieu without butting up against a fierce competitor in a way that stifles your ability to help and become an expert to the local people.

You can set up online courses and target your local community with the lessons using a targeted Facebook advertisement to get the word out.

Another great way to teach what you know is to write and self-publish a “how-to” book through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). You can fit this into any niche. It’s also very easy to self-publish today.

Don’t worry; when they really want something, they’ll eventually come to you or even recommend you to others. At that time, be ready with your sales page or link to your online store if it makes sense.

Get more social media marketing tips for local businesses to raise awareness, branding and word of mouth for your local or online coaching business.

How To Choose A Career You Love

Learn how to choose a career you love so you never have to work a day in your life. Get the career advice you need to succeed with your career goals.

 “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” ~ Confucius

Our careers help us provide for ourselves and our families, carve out our individuality, and help us reach our potential.

We spend a lot of our lives at work, so we need to be involved in a career that is not only fulfilling but enjoyable as well. All of us would like to avoid the dreary prospect of being stuck in a dead-end job that makes us dread going to work every day.

Today, with job seekers prioritizing a safe work environment and many organisations choosing to work remotely, workers are choosing to relocate to their home towns or smaller cities to save money.

As remote work becomes the new normal and the lines between work and home get blurred, it’s become essential to find career opportunities that match your personality, so you can achieve satisfaction and success in your future career.

The right career guidance can help you discover different career options, find new career opportunities, and learn the career skills you need to enter your dream career or even help find a second career for moms who want to return to the workforce.  

In this article, you’ll learn how to choose a career you love so you never have to work a day in your life. Here are the 5 steps you need to take to succeed in your career aspirations:

1.    Take a career test online

If you’re wondering, “Which career is best for me?” you can take a free career aptitude test online to match your personality with the best career options for you.

The career assessment test will ask a series of aptitude test questions about what sort of tasks you prefer doing and based on your answers, it will present you with a list of career options you’ll be good at.

The results of this career test will guide you toward a career that you can be successful in, as it will help match you with a career that fits your personality, abilities, and talents. 

2.    Get career guidance

Once you have the results of your career guidance test with a list of possible careers, you should consult a career counsellor or coach for more information about the jobs that interest you, as well as information about any education or special training that you will need to proceed. 

The objective of career counselling is to help you choose the right career based on your personality and aptitude. But, before you can choose a career you love, your career coach will want to know what are your career goals.

Once you have clarity on your career goals, she will offer career planning tips and assistance in choosing the best career path with the potential for career growth and development.

3.    Start your career planning

Now that you have a better understanding of your personality, career aptitude, and career aspirations, you can start the process of career planning, which involves getting the minimum educational qualifications you need to pursue your career goals.

For instance, if you want to get a government job in India, you need to know what competitive exams you will have to appear for and when you need to give them, so you can start your exam preparation as soon as possible.

Having a career focus will make it easier to chart your career path and plan for the courses and financial resources you will need to achieve your goals.

4.    Learn digital skills

The pandemic saw a massive uptick in the demand for retraining and reskilling as COVID-19 pushed companies over the technology tipping point and accelerated the digital transformation of the workplace.

In the context of the adoption and advancement of technology at work, Satya Nadell, CEO of Microsoft, was quoted to have said, “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”

The digitization of the workforce made the need to learn digital skills ever more important with organisations like MARS by SHEROES offering remote work certification to highly qualified and experienced women who want to work remotely.

It also sped up the adoption of online education, with online learning and online courses becoming the new normal during the pandemic. Today, the best way to learn new skills and become job-ready is to do an online course or an online internship.

5.    Ace your job interview

When applying for your dream job, you definitely want to make the best impression on the recruiter. Ideally, you should do a psychometric test online as most employers use these psychological assessment tools to screen job applicants for suitability.

Getting some practice with psychometric assessment tools will help you know what to expect so you can get high test scores in your job interview screening test and reach the final interview stage.

Career counsellors know what employers and recruiters are looking for and should also be able to offer resume writing tips and job hunting strategies to help you reach the interview stage.

They can also be of immense help to job seekers looking for job interview tips, interview advice, and interview preparation techniques to impress their recruiter or employer.

This is especially useful if you’re a fresh graduate looking for a job right out of college and want to make the right impression from the interview to your first day on the job.

A career coach can also help you find out what salary you can expect in certain careers. On the SHEROES app for women, you can ask questions about your future career and get them answered live by a career coach.

Whether you need career counselling for graduates, free career counselling services for moms, or want to how to find online jobs for students, you’ll get the career guidance you need.

So, create your career vision, define your dream career path, or find a work-from-home part-time job for moms. Whether you’re 18 or 50, it’s never too late to get the career advice you need to know how to choose a career you love!

What’s Keeping Indian Women From Taking On Leadership Roles?

What’s keeping Indian women from taking on leadership roles? Learn about the impact of gender bias on women and what we can do to support women in the workplace.

Gender discrimination is not only a problem in India but also abroad. It prevents women who have visible leadership qualities from claiming senior positions in their workplaces. In 2018, only 20% of women had senior management roles in the corporate workforce in India.

What Is Keeping Indian Women From Taking On Leadership Roles?

Before we start developing women leaders, we need to address the elephant in the room – the key reasons that prevent Indian women from holding deserving positions in workplaces.

Here are some observations that may shed light on that:

Avoiding the misogyny

For years, Indian men have dominated the workplace. The entry of a woman into a male-dominated workplace may seem threatening to some men.

Most Indian women prefer to avoid misogyny and stay out of situations where insecure men are likely to try everything possible to make her feel undeserving and out of place.

Lack of security

Women face sexual harassment almost everywhere. The #MeToo movement underlined this dark truth in the lives of women who suffered from sexual harassment in the workplace.

This fear of being harassed at work often makes women hesitate from claiming leadership positions, where they need to network with a lot of new people.

Women hesitate to socialise with colleagues

As women are more likely to be subjected to sexual harassment most of them refrain from socialising after work.

While men may go for a drink with their new clients or bond over a glass of beer with their bosses, many Indian women hesitate to do so.

This is because of the fear of being propositioned by men and having them hit on them at every opportunity.

Overestimating a man’s abilities

Many organisations have a tendency to overestimate a man’s capabilities, giving them more opportunities than women. As a result, women suffer from a lack of confidence, stress, and anxiety.

They tend to feel (and rightly so) that they’re not being given enough credit, which often leads to a lack of motivation at work.

A sense of loneliness

Even women who have leadership qualities feel lonely in a man’s world, the cynosure of their judgemental gaze, waiting for her to fail or make a mistake.

Women often feel more stressed than necessary, as they have to maintain a higher level of perfection to avoid gender-based criticism.

Young India, however, has changed a lot, and it is changing still. More women are learning assertiveness skills and how to become physically and mentally strong so they can combat disrespect and chauvinism.

However, developing women leaders requires a lot more than that. When looking at their long term career plans, what are women looking for in an organization?

The findings of a survey conducted among women working in fifty companies across thirteen different fields revealed the following results:

  • Women tend to put their families first
  • Women spare very little time for themselves
  • Women feel undervalued in the workplace
  • Women feel underestimated in the marketplace
  • Women feel underserved

The issues that drive a woman to work and the choices and priorities that she makes during her career are very different from that of a man.

When it comes to choosing a career, women tend to look for work that offers more meaning and goes hand-in-hand with their lifestyle and responsibilities.

What Do Women Want At Work?

The main benefits a woman looks for in her work include:

  • A supportive work atmosphere
  • A reasonably good balance between work and home
  • Recognition and scope for achievement
  • Good compensation
  • Working for an organization that has high values and a sense of social responsibility
  • A job with good prospects

A survey conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India showed that 82% of working women prefer flexible office timings.

The option to work from home, have day-care facilities for children, friendly leave policies and flexible office hours provide women a great deal of support in helping them climb the corporate ladder on their own terms.

Here are a few other interesting revelations from the survey:

  • 82% of mothers with children aged between 0 and 4 prefer flexible office hours.
  • Only 16% of women opted to work full-time, away from home.
  • 85% men of want to marry working women because they believe such women can manage home and work efficiently.
  • 71% of women agreed that HR policies are improving with time.

Marriage Vs Career

The Indian census reports show that every year, nearly 5.5 million Indian women join the workforce. But not even half manage to hold on to their jobs.

Irrespective of position or income, the traditional shackles that prevent Indian woman from working outside the home remain strong. When family responsibilities take priority over work, it can leave a working woman feeling judged for her commitment.

Almost 50% of women in India tend to drop out of their careers following marriage or children, and a number of them do so more because of cultural pressures. Bias in the workplace is another reason that many women quit work.

Emerging Trends in Indian Companies

Following in the footsteps of multi-national organizations, a number of top Indian companies are updating their existing HR policies and becoming more sensitive to the needs of their woman employees. These new initiatives will also help them retain a higher number of women workers.

In an increasingly competitive market that demands versatile skills, it is important for companies in India to improve their HR policies for women, as they’re now an almost equal part of the Indian workforce.

Gender discrimination has kept many Indian women from achieving the heights of success they deserve. However, organisations like SHEROES are empowering women not only to educate themselves and start earning their livelihood from home but also to lead and mentor women in different sections of society.

From career guidance to remote work and home business opportunities, there are many initiatives started by SHEROES to provide work from home for women in India.

The Indian government also needs to take measures to control and eliminate gender bias from workplaces to help women take on leadership roles in the workplace. After all, in a world that promotes equality, gender discrimination should be done away for good, shouldn’t it?

Where To Start An Online Store To Sell My Products?

Where to start an online store to sell my products? Here’s where you can create a free online store or online shop without investment and sell products online.

Want to create an online store without website? Most small online sellers don’t have the resources to set up and manage their own website where they can create an online web store.

While there are people who like to learn how to make ecommerce websites on their own domain since they can control everything that happens on them, today you don’t need a website to make an online shop for small business.

In fact, it can be quite expensive to create your online store and maintain it yourself. For one, you would have to invest a lot of money on online store hosting and design, online store payment options and online store transaction safety.

In addition, you would also have to hire developers to help you manage and maintain your store, as well as fix it if it breaks down. But setting up an online shop doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t need a lot of money to build online stores today.

If you just want to create a free website to sell products, you don’t need costly ecommerce builder software. There are many free online store maker software tools and online store builder services that will help you create online stores free.

So what is the best website for an online store? That depends on the region you’re targeting and who your customers are.

For instance, if you want to create online stores free of cost and sell products online to women in India you can make an online shop for free on the SHEROES app for women.

To support every woman in her entrepreneurial journey, every micro-entrepreneur on the SHEROES app can now start a SHOPonSHEROES to sell her own products in a social setting, with content tools, dashboards and her own community.

You can build an online store for free and start your own online shop in India with SHOPonSHEROES the easy way to build an online store for free and showcase your products and services.

And yes, there are absolutely no charges for setting up your online store. It is completely free and you can set it up in less than 3 minutes.

Whether you start an online store for dresses or want to make an online shop for artists to sell art, customers can check what products you sell or services that you offer.

Your SHOPonSHEROES free web store will also instantly give you access to an audience of millions of women eager to shop and purchase your products.

From selling stoneware and tribal art, starting an online shop for clothes to selling premium branded products from the SHECO marketplace, women on SHEROES are creating their own free online stores with SHOPonSHEROES every day to sell products online.

You can find sellers who created online stores free to offer weight loss, fitness, and Zumba courses on SHEROES. Buyers can purchase anything from clothes to tea blends to natural, organic, vegan cosmetics, health supplements and products in the Shopping section on SHEROES.

So create your free online shop in India and see how easy it is to create a free online store in minutes and get started selling on SHEROES without investment.

Sounds too good to be true? Download the SHEROES app for women and try it out yourself now. And be sure to add me on SHEROES so I can share your products with my network.

5 Types Of People Looking For Business Coaching Services

Want to offer business coaching services? But who are the people looking for business coaching programs and how can you find them?

Successful entrepreneurs who have experience in running a successful business and want to give back and contribute to helping others should consider becoming business coaches for entrepreneurs.

But what is business coaching and what does a business coach do? A business coach helps potential entrepreneurs succeed by showing them how to launch and grow a successful business.

If you have prior experience running a profitable small to medium-sized business, you have a valuable skill because you can show other business owners how to succeed in business. 

Many people would love to run their own business, but don’t know how.  You can teach them how by starting a business coaching service.

This is an exciting opportunity that has the potential to bring in large profits for you and those to whom you provide business coaching.

If you’re interested in creating your own business coaching programs, you may be wondering how to get clients and make a profit.

So, how do small business coaches get clients? By creating a marketing strategy that targets the individuals who can benefit from your services.

These individuals are usually new business owners trying to build their empire. Most of them brainstorm and develop a business plan, secure financing, and get to work. 

This is how small businesses should get started, but many do not take this route.  Some individuals get an idea in their head to start a business and make money, and they run with it. 

Action is key, but so is creating a clear vision and careful planning.  Action without the clarity of a vision for your business is one of the reasons why many new small to medium sized businesses fail. You, as a business coach, can stop that from happening.

5 Types Of People Looking For Business Coaching Services

Here are 5 types of people or clients you may encounter on your journey to becoming a business coach for entrepreneurs:

1.   Business owners who think they can do it alone

Not all new business owners realize the importance of proper training, mentoring, and education to start a business. Many believe they can make a go of it themselves.

However, everyone needs a little help and these potential clients may need a little push to find your business coaching programs. This is your chance to offer free promotional material, in the form of a lead magnet, highlighting your services. This could be a free eBook, a video series, or even a free quiz.

For example, psychology-driven brand strategist, Kaye Putnam, offers a Free Jungian Archetype Quiz to attract potential clients who want to find their innate brand advantage and uncover the secret language of brand archetypes to attract their own ideal clients.

You also need to show your potential clients how they can translate their products and services into profits.  For example, you should stress the importance of marketing in business success. 

Both online and storefront businesses need a solid marketing plan.  No one will buy products or pay for services if they don’t know they exist. 

When speaking directly with a new business owner, ask about their marketing plan.  If they don’t have one, or have a poorly thought-out plan, stress the dangers and risks of heading down the wrong path.

2.   Business owners not seeing profits

There are always some new small to medium-sized business owners who do not understand the importance of seeking help from a business coach or mentor and believe they can launch and grow a business on their own. 

Sure, you can use persuasion and proof to change their minds, but still some will not budge. That is why, as a business coach and mentor, you should not only target new business owners, but also businesses in distress. 

Start with your local community. Have you heard rumblings that a small mom-and-pop store is about to go under due to increased competition and poor sales?  Make your move and offer to help them turn their business around.

Business owners who aren’t seeing profits most likely have a business plan in place already. It may be a good plan that just needs a bit of tweaking. Since their business is already established, you can focus on improving their sales and marketing, and lowering operating costs.

When soliciting business from struggling companies, have a plan in place and a step-by-step guide to show potential clients why you can help and how you will help them achieve their business goals.

3.   Stay-at-home parents looking to increase their income 

This market segment includes parents searching for ways to work from home so they can be with their kids and still earn a good living. Many of them are searching for terms like “how to work from home,” “work-at-home moms,” or “work-at-home parents.” 

You can find many of them on online message boards or Facebook Groups where parents are looking for information on how to earn money from home

Some of them just want a job that allows them to work from home, but others are interested in starting their own business. This is another group that you can consider a target market for your business coaching services.

When working with stay-at-home parents, it’s important to focus on the business aspect. The internet is filled with online job scams, so many parents can benefit from starting their own business, as opposed to working for someone else. 

It also provides them with more freedom and flexibility. Not only can you provide business setup services, marketing, and sales help to these individuals, but you can offer them genuine and profitable business ideas.

Essentially, for them you aren’t just a business coach, but an online business coach. You can show them how to start and grow an online business from home.

Does a stay-at-home mom express her interest in starting an ecommerce business? Suggest profiting from that passion by helping her find ways to sell products online and scale her business.

4.   Anyone with the dream of starting their own business 

Of course, you can do more than just help small business owners increase their profits. You can also encourage people to follow their passion and profit from it. 

This does involve more work, as you need to help them get their small business off the ground, but it expands your reach.

Not only do you have the experience of coaching small to medium-sized business owners, but you now have experience with business setup.

5.   Business coaching for women

Business coaching for women is a niche that many coaching companies are reluctant to get into. But as a female business coach you can help women deal with the unique issues that they face when starting up a woman-owned business, such as getting business funding.

Women business coaches may find that specializing in business coaching for women can actually help differentiate their business coaching services and programs from the other entrepreneur coaching companies out there.

As a business coach for women, you can target a fast-growing and underserved segment of entrepreneurs who are open to getting the help they need to succeed in business.

Rupa Patil is a mastermind host and business coach for female entrepreneurs in the Internet Saathi programme. She studied with the top business coaches before starting her own masterminds and business coaching for entrepreneurs.

Today, she is committed to helping women entrepreneurs succeed through the power of high-level Masterminds and feels that, “It is always an honour to support women-led businesses.”

Of course, if you want to start your own business coaching program, you may want to consider becoming an ICF-certified entrepreneur coach as that will help you gain credibility and make you familiar with coaching tools and processes.  

The best business coaches also learn from each other. They put in place stellar marketing plans to grow their coaching business and build professional business coaching websites to brand themselves and their small business coaching services online.

Whether you’re hoping to find a business coach or become one, you can join the Women In Business Community on the SHEROES only-women app. As a business coach for women, you can offer business tips and advice to women looking for a business coach online.

As a business woman looking for professional business coaching, you can ask questions, find new entrepreneur business ideas, get business advice and inspiration and network with a community of supportive women committed to helping you succeed.

5 Job-Hunting Tips For Women Over 50

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a job? These 5 job-hunting tips for older women will help you get back in the game.

In today’s economy, many older women are finding themselves in need of a job, either because they lost their husband or need financial assistance in their retirement.

If you’re a woman over 50 looking for a job, you might feel out of the loop. Perhaps you spent the last 20 years being a wife and mom and focusing on your family.

Many older women feel unsure about getting back into the game in this new, fast-moving world of work. It helps to get some idea of how to go about job hunting as an older woman because it is different from job searches as a young adult.

 Here are some tips to get you back into the world of work and increase your chances of success:

1. Update your resume

Older women may find that their resume is extremely long after their years of experience. Consider going over your resume with someone who is an expert or experienced.

A career counsellor can help you pare it down to include relevant information and highlight pertinent skills and experience. Even if you don’t go with an expert, do your research to find out what modern resumes look like and what employers want.

When searching for a job for women over 50, the biggest factor that goes against you is that employers will automatically assume you expect to be paid as highly as you would’ve been in your previous job or career.

Consequently, when filling positions, they prefer to exhaust their pool of younger (and cheaper) applicants before they can consider you.

You might want to indicate in your cover letter and resume that you’re willing to be paid at the same level as an entry-level candidate, especially if you choose to work from home or in a new field.

On the SHEROES app for women, you can take a free career test to learn about careers that match your interests, try an online course to learn a new skill or improve your English, or create your own resume with an easy resume builder.

2. Practice your job interview skills

How can you practice the job-hunting process – from sending out a resume to getting an interview – without endangering your chances of success or feeling overly nervous?

One thing you can do is apply for a job you’re not interested in, or that is not a good fit. That may sound odd but think of it as a training ground.

You can practice your job interview skills without so much pressure. Another good way to practice is to have a friend or family member ask you interview questions.

3. Browse gig websites

Gig websites are a good way to get your feet wet. A lot of gig recruiters are more interested in your experience than your age, and it’s not unlike another form of practice.

You can even consider doing an online internship that you can learn from and get some work experience, even if you plan to move on.

4. Stay competitive

One important way to stay competitive in the job market is to update and build your skills. Don’t be disheartened when new colleagues assume you’re stuck in the Stone Age when it comes to technology.

Prove them wrong instead. If you actually do need to brush up on your tech skills, though, try to do so as soon as possible.

There are learning communities on the internet specifically geared to get you up-to-date on important skills like computer knowledge, organizational skills and digital marketing.

Also, friends and family members can help you brush up on your skills or learn new ones that are necessary for today’s workforce.

When working from home, you should also take steps to secure your sensitive data and devices so that hackers can’t steal your information when working from home.

You also need to set up your home office to maximise productivity so that you can work comfortably and efficiently from home without interruptions or delays.

5. Emphasize your experience

Did you know there are companies that seek to employ seniors because they value your experience?

When you apply for jobs, make sure you emphasize your life experiences that are relevant to the position – from parenting to running a household to skills honed in prior job experience.

Many women over 50 have been leaders in their children’s schools and extracurricular activities in the past, too – this is a relevant experience, so don’t forget to include and emphasize it.

Even the government offers a number of educational grants to women over 50 if they want to further their expertise in a specific field. Many women have also chosen to work with the government under non-profit schemes.

Expecting to replicate the level of success of your previous job or career can be unrealistic – remember that it took you close to thirty years to get where you were before. But you can use your experience and maturity to set yourself apart from younger candidates.

In a connected world, there’s really no reason why an older woman can’t find jobs for a 50-year-old woman. Also, check out these jobs for women over 40 for even more work-from-home jobs for housewives.

There are many choices for older women to start a new career. As this article in Inc.com says:

“The new rules are for a world in which knowledge is the universal currency for creating value, a world in which you can use the experience of a lifetime to create what may well be the greatest experience of your life.”

If you’re an Indian woman looking for remote jobs or work-from-home business ideas without investment, check out these options for work from home for women in India.

To Be A Champion, Become A Child

Want to know the secrets to resilience, adaptability and success in life? To be a champion, you must think like a child.

Have you ever wondered what successful people have that makes them successful? Well, let me tell you a secret. No one starts out as a Champion.

Most people start out just like you and me. So what is it that makes a Champion different from the rest?

Champions have an attitude, a mindset that sets them apart from the rest. But most of these qualities are not exceptional.

Indeed each and every one of us possesses these qualities when we start out in life. But somewhere along the way, we tend to lose them and diminish our own potential.

To be a Champion, you must first become a Child!

Let me explain:

1. Champions Are Willing To Learn

Children come into this world with an innate desire to learn, to understand the world around them.

They have a sense of wonder that helps them be open to learn everything there is to know about the world around them.

They’re like sponges observing and absorbing every fact, every reaction. Because they know that their very survival depends on it.

One of the most important and oft-repeated, qualities we need to succeed in business is a willingness to learn – to be teachable.

You must be willing to admit that you don’t know everything, and have the willingness to be mentored and learn from others more experienced than you.

To become a champion, you must be willing to educate yourself or be educated, to read about, learn, and absorb all the things you need to know, even if they are completely new to you.

If you’re not willing to keep learning and become a life-long learner in this age of fast-moving technological change, you’re doomed to fail from the start.

2. Champions Are Willing To Act

Have you noticed how children completely geared towards action? As soon as they learn a new skill, they want to put it into action.

Champions are the same. They don’t overthink their next move. They take inspired action and put their newly learned skills to use.

As a businesswoman, this may involve taking concrete steps to improve your performance, so you can take your business to the next level.

Champions know that they must act on what they have learned, even if they haven’t perfected it. This brings me to their next quality.

3. Champions Are Not Afraid To Fail

Just as a child picks itself up again and again, every time it falls while taking its first steps, champions are not afraid to fall down or fail.

They know that failure is the best teacher. They learn from their mistakes and keep fine-tuning their methods till they succeed.

Champions have the courage to fall down and not be discouraged. They don’t beat themselves up over a fall. They pick themselves right up and keep trying.

4. Champions Are Willing To Adapt

Survival is not for the fittest, but for the most adaptable. As children, we adapt to long-term change relatively easily. We are more willing to accept changing circumstances and adapt our behaviour accordingly.

Unfortunately, as we grow older, we become more rigid in our thinking, unwilling to change and accept that there may be better ways of doing things.

In a changing business scenario, resistance to change makes us obsolete. We end up losing out to players with a better understanding of changing trends.

Champions know that change is the only constant. They adopt a winner mindset throughout their lives and are willing to adapt themselves and their business to changing trends.

5. Champions Are Willing To Innovate

Children are extremely inventive beings. They come into this world with no preconceived notions of doing things. In their minds, there are no limits to what they can do or how they can do it.

Champions apply these very principles to take their ideas and turn them into reality.  They not only learn from what has been done before, but find ways of doing it more efficiently, more cheaply, more successfully.

For example, visionaries like Elon Musk bring a fresh new perspective to old ways of doing things, disrupting entire industries in the process.

You don’t have to be like a child in all respects to succeed. It’s probably not even desirable. But there’s a lot we can learn from children about following our dreams without fear of failure.

So, if your pre-conceived notions, fears and hesitation are preventing you from reaching your goals, try looking at the world through a child’s eyes.

At best you will improve your chances of success. At worst you’ll remain young at heart.

7 Questions On Writing And Publishing A Book

Are you wondering how to start writing a book for beginners and get it published? Here are 7 frequently asked questions on writing and publishing a book.

Whether that book is a romance novel, a science fiction novel, a children’s book, or a book from another genre, there is a good chance that you have a number of questions on how to start writing a book for beginners and get it published. 

This is most commonly the case with those writing a book for the first time and many hopeful authors want to start writing a best-selling book some day. So, here are a few questions on how to write and publish a book have along with their answers.

1.    How to start writing a book?

Wondering how to begin writing a book? If you’re writing a book for the first time and need help writing a book, you can learn the art of creative writing with this list of free online creative writing courses.

I’ve learned some of the best guidelines for writing a book and getting started writing a book in Masterclass creative writing courses, and one of the most highly-recommended book writing tutorials is the Stephen King book on Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft.

Whether you’re writing a non-fiction book, writing a children’s book, writing a poetry book or writing your first novel, this guide on how to start writing a book will give you some great tips for writing a book for beginners.

The first thing you need to do when learning how to approach writing a book is to start writing a summary of the book you intend to write and learn how to create an outline for writing a book. The keys to writing a good book are having a good understanding of your audience and the topic or characters you’re writing about.

You can also download free book writing software and apps to help you learn the best way to organise your thoughts and get started with the process of writing a book.

2.    Is it easy to get a book published?

Not always. Of course, it is possible to get your book published, but did you know that most writers receive only rejection letters?

But even if you do receive a rejection letter, or multiple letters for that matter, it is important not to give up on your goals of becoming an author. 

Some of the most well-known and successful authors today did not give up, even after many received multiple rejections.  It takes time and trial and error to find the publisher that is the perfect fit for you and your book.

3.    How much money can you make writing a book?

A lot of hopeful authors would love to know how much do you make writing a book and how to make millions writing a book. As for the question, “Can you make money writing a book?” you’ll find that it honestly depends.

Your writing experience may have an impact on what you receive and there are a number of factors that you’ll want to take into consideration, including the publisher in question, the genre of your book, and its length.

Generally speaking, fiction books typically tend to have the largest audiences, and books that are longer are likely more valuable, while well-known publishers are more likely to make more money.

4.    Do I need a literary agent?

When researching tips on how to get a book published online, you will see a large number of individuals recommending that you use the professional assistance of a literary agent. It’s no secret that a literary agent can help you get published. 

Yes, there are many publishers who only work with authors who have agents, but many others do not have this requirement. You can check websites such as QueryTracker.net to find an agent for your genre.

If you cannot afford the cost of an agent, consider getting your book published on your own, or learning how to self-publish on Amazon Kindle, and then approach a literary agent to assist you.

5.    How do I find a book publisher?

When it comes to finding book publishers, you have a number of different options. One of the easiest approaches to take is with the purchase of the Writer’s Market guide or another similar resource. 

These books typically sell for less than $20 each.  They detail publishers for you in specific genres, outline what they are looking for, what requirements each publisher has, and so forth.

Some websites highlight publishers that accept manuscripts, but you will find the best success by visiting the websites of each publisher. They usually outline detailed information on submissions, much like what you would find in printed guides for writers.

It is also important to note that the Writer’s Market books detail for you, on average, how many books a publisher puts out each year. This can also help to give you a good idea as to what your chances of being published are.

6.    What are my chances of being published?

What is important to understand about the publishing process is that few authors receive offers from publishers on their first, second, or even third try. In fact, even bestselling authors like Jack Canfield had to try many times before they received an offer from a large publisher. 

As for the amount of money you can make with a published book, you’ll find that your chances of getting your book published at all depend on a number of factors.  First, it is important to look at how many publishers you are approaching.  The more publishers you approach, the better your chances are. 

As a rule, send your manuscript to as many publishers as you possibly can, especially those looking for what you have, such as an environmental-themed children’s book or a science fiction novel. When there are no more publishers left, consider self-publishing.

Many well-known publishers tend to stay away from books that only have small target audiences. Be sure to do your research in terms of publishers, and never assume that you will make a certain amount of money until an offer arrives.

7.    What is self-publishing and should I consider it?

If you’ve multiple rejection letters from both large and small publishing houses, you may want to consider self-publishing your own book. This involves writing, developing, and selling a book without the assistance of a third-party publishing company. 

Self-published authors are responsible for writing the book, editing the book, and finding a company to print the book, as well as selling the book. They typically sell their books on their own websites or they approach retailers, both on and offline.

If you have written a how-to book or a guide on a specific area that is likely to only draw in a limited number of readers, self-publishing could be your best option.  It is important to remember that there are a number of pros and cons to self-publishing, but it may truly be the best option for you. 

Amazon Kindle publishing is really the cheapest and best way to self-publish a book. Self-published authors stand the best chance of making the biggest profit because publishing fees are not taken out of their profits. 

If you want to make the most money with a self-published book, you have to know how to build an audience and promote your book. You can boost book sales by learning the basics of Amazon book advertising so you can sell more books on Amazon.

There are many ways that you can save money with self-publishing, such as printing on demand, as opposed to spending money printing a large number of books to keep on hand.

These are just a few of the many questions that many new authors have about getting a book published. I hope this article helped you answer some of your questions about the steps to writing and publishing a book.

Top 5 Money Making Apps To Make Money Online

Looking for the best free money making apps to make money online? Here are 5 top online earning apps that pay real money online.

While some, like Honeygain and Big Cash, are pocket money apps that will help you earn a side income, others, like SHEROES, WONK, and Medium are real apps that pay real money online.

Whether you’re looking for a side-hustle app or a work-from-home app that will help you earn a full-time income, these top money making apps will help you achieve your income goals.

1. SHEROES App For Women

SHEROES is the best-earning app for women in India. From home business ideas to remote work certification, the SHEROES app for women offers multiple ways to make money online.

Here are some ways in which you can earn on the SHEROES app for women:

  • Start a zero-investment business with SHECO

You can start a zero-investment business and learn how to make money from your mobile phone as a SHECO Partner. This is a great side hustle for women and it comes with training, mentoring and support, as well as parties and rewards for sellers.

  • Get remote work certification with MARS by SHEROES

If you have previous work experience in a corporate environment, you can get certified as a MARS Partner and find full-time remote work or part-time work from home with top companies in India.

  • Find work from home without a degree or experience

Don’t have a degree or work experience? No problem! You can learn how to how to start a financial consultant career from home, even if you’re just a 10th standard pass housewife or student.

Besides all these genuine work from home options for women in India, you also get access to a number of other exclusive benefits, such as career, legal and mental health counselling on the SHEROES app for women.

2. WONK Online Teaching App

With education transitioning online, the WONK online teaching app is helping teachers earn a side income from home.

As India’s largest online and home tutoring booking app, it even provides a complimentary course to help them improve their online tutoring skills and effectiveness.

The WONK app is one of the best apps to help work from home because you have the flexibility to choose the number of hours and working days at your convenience.

As it offers genuine online teaching jobs, the WONK app is one of the best apps for working at home for educators or even for students who want to start teaching or tutoring online.

3. Medium App For Writers

Medium is a multi-author open platform where writers can earn money from their writing. As a writer, the Medium Partner Program offers you the chance to connect with 170 million readers around the world through the Medium app.

You can make money from your writing by joining the Medium Partner Program and earn it when members read anything you publish as part of Medium’s membership content.

Medium does have strict guidelines and expects quality content over clickbait. Their readers seek depth and nuance and they recommend sharing your best thinking instead of fluff pieces.

Partner Program writers are paid monthly based on how much time Medium members spend reading their stories. So, the longer members read, the more writers earn.

In addition, part of each member’s subscription is distributed in proportion to their reading time every month. So if a member spent 10% of their time reading your story, you’d receive 10% of their revenue share.

You only earn money when a subscribing member reads your story, or when a reader becomes a member within 30 days of reading your story. So download the Medium app and start earning from your writing.

4. Honeygain App For Passive Income

Honeygain App is one of the free money apps that allows you to gain passive income and make money through Default Network Sharing. As of 23 April 2021, Content Delivery is available in India.

The Honeygain App Content Delivery (CD) Beta is one of the easy money earning apps that pays you for the time CD is active and your device is connected to the CD servers. Your device storage will not be accessed as the app only uses your network.

This free cash app is different from the Default Network Sharing and claims to provide a guaranteed flow of passive income for Honeygainers. The longer you run the CD, the more money you get.

Please note that you cannot use a VPN while using the Honeygain app. It will use up your data quickly and reduce your battery life. If you have an unlimited internet connection, you can download Honeygain from the app website.

5. Big Cash Game Earning App

Looking for the best PayTm cash earning games? Get paid to play video games with the Big Cash game earning app. Become a paid game player with one of the best game earning apps to offer real money-making games.

Get paid to play games and earn money by playing games on Android on the best game earning app. It’s one of the best PayTm earning apps to make money fast and transfers your earnings directly into your Paytm or UPI accounts.

Big Cash is the best gaming app to earn money and will help you earn PayTm cash quickly. This money earning game app pays you real money and offers a number of fun and addictive Paytm earning games and Android games to earn real money.

If you decide to get the Big Cash Apk download to play games and earn money please keep in mind that their website does warn that this PayTm cash earning games involve a component of monetary risk and may be addictive.

Only people of 18+ are eligible to play these cash earning games. If you do want to play mobile games that pay real money and earn Paytm money, please do so responsibly and at your own risk.

Although this app is not available on the Google Play store, you can download the Big Cash Apk download from the app website to play games and earn real money with the Big Cash best money earning game app.

This list of the top money-earning apps and best cash earning apps will help you make a full-time living and earn some side income too.

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