Denise Wakeman

  • How to Achieve Bestseller Status with Your First Book

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of working with several authors to build their audience and launch their first books. While each author’s book has done well, one client’s success stands out. On the one-year anniversary of her book’s publication, I asked Lisa Douthit if she would be willing to share what she did to achieve bestseller status with Wellness W ...

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  • Living the Laptop Lifestyle – Managing Work and Adventure

    When I was 19, I traveled for six months in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Everything I needed fit in my backpack and I was carefree. My plans changed on a whim and my final journey didn’t resemble the one I had planned before I left Southern California. I had one commitment: to send a postcard to my parents every single week letting them know where I was and that I was okay. Done.

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  • 4 Easy Audio Apps Help You Engage with Your Audience

    Contrary to what you may think, you don’t need to be a podcaster to use audio in your digital marketing. While podcasting is an awesome way to build and connect with an audience, it takes a lot of commitment creating a show. From concept to equipment, to promotion and managing guests, you’ve got to be all in if you want to make a dent on the iTunes charts and attract a loyal audience.

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  • How to Use Metaphors to Tell Your Business Story – Adventures in Visibility

    Human beings have been telling stories since the dawn of time. First with images and then with written words. Stories help us make sense of the world and understand complex concepts. But when it comes to our businesses, many of us have trouble figuring out how to tell our stories in a way that connects and isn’t boring (OK, I’m talking about myself!) That’s what my guests Mich ...

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  • From Peru to You – My Passion Project

    This is personal… If you’ve been following me around the Web for the three years, you know I’m passionate about Peru. I made two trips in the space of three months, both of which changed my life in many profound ways. You can read about my trek to Machu Picchu and the Peruvian Amazon, but what I want to share with you now is the experience I had on my second visit, to Amaru, ...

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  • LinkedIn ProFinder Gives a Boost to Freelancers

    Quick question: how many paying gigs have you received from your LinkedIn profile? Over the years, I’ve attracted a few students to some of my programs and one or two private clients. Moving forward, that could change with the launch of LinkedIn ProFinder. When I started seeing an article on circulating among my colleagues on Facebook, I was intrigued.

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  • How To Promote Your New Lead Generation Offer

    When is the last time you updated or created a new free lead generation offer (gift) for your website visitors? If you’re not getting many sign ups on your current offer, it could mean that it’s time for an upgrade. First, to be clear about what a “lead” is, here’s a definition from HubSpot: A lead is a person who has indicated interest in your company’s product or service ...

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  • How to Reap the Benefits of Visibility on Instagram

    Does this sound like you… you know about Instagram, you may have even set up an account, but you cannot figure out how the heck to use it for your business. It seems like a lot it’s all about posting selfies and the great meals people are having at cool restaurants. Where does business come into play? How do you get more visibility on Instagram? If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

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  • Do You Suffer From a Fear of Duplicate Content?

    How do you feel when you see or hear the phrase “duplicate content?” Do you feel a little anxious and wonder what will happen if your site is penalized for duplicate content? Maybe your site gets shut down or it gets deindexed by the search engines and no one can find you online anymore. Since you’re reading this article, I’m willing to bet you don’t engage in any “black hat” SEO practices.

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  • The #1 Thing Stopping Most People from Repurposing Content

    When is the last time you learned an awesome new tactic you could use to market your business? You felt excited about the opportunity and potential results from implementing this new thing. You knew it would help you save time, attract new leads, drive more traffic to your site, or convert visitors to prospects better than your current efforts. Then what happened? Be honest.

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  • Are You Delivering the Best Content Your Audience Wants?

    Consistently delivering the content your audience wants is usually top of mind for most business owners. Yet figuring out exactly what you should be creating isn’t always crystal clear. This is an issue that’s been top of my mind as my clients and students are experimenting with tools to find out exactly what and how to deliver their content.

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  • Powerful Polls – How to Learn More About Your Audience

    Do you ever feel like you’re banging your head against a wall when it comes to attracting the audience you want to serve? I know it’s a big challenge for my Online Visibility Challenge participants as well as many, many others doing business on the Web. When I started my web-based business in 1996 (yes, that’s 20 years ago!), the challenge wasn’t attracting people to visit you ...

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  • Top 10 Visibility Posts You Liked The Best in 2015

    The end of a year always brings a plethora of Top Ten Posts of the Year. I’m jumping on the bandwagon though I missed the actual end of the year by a couple of days. I could say that I didn’t want my post to get lost among the hundreds of others being published, but the fact is, I got busy, went out of town and just didn’t get to it.

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