Erno Hannink

I help independent professionals (self-employed) use social media to get more clients. Attracting clients is the key.

Mentor, author and speaker on Attracting Clients.
Author of the book Attracting clients and Pick your niche.
Initiator and/or organizer of several events like SOBCon Europe, SMC Netherlands, SMC Amsterdam, WordCamp Netherlands, Social Media Event.

Balance in entrepreneurship and family is important. Married to Monique and father of our son and daughter.
Founder of Hannink Online Media a network company.
More on Erno at the About page


Homepage: http://ernohannink.com

Jabber/GTalk: erno.hannink@gmail.com

Artikelen van Erno Hannink

Balance in entrepreneurship and family

Work/life balance – I wonder who came up with this name.
It sounds like separating work and life. While work is part of our lives.

At Wikipedia you can read:

Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)

Balans bedrijf gezin

In this Wikipedia article on work/life balance you can also read:

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Tell your story and attract your listeners

You are strolling at the market and you see a young man standing on a platform. He shouts about creating a better world. “Things have to change. We can not continue this way. We must consume less! Therefor, I have….”

Everyone walks by and nobody seems to listen or looks interested in his story. You also keep on walking. “When nobody stops to listen, it probably is not interesting”, are your thoughts.

A bit further you see a young lady. She is sitting on a bench and more than ten people are sitting close to her and listen. She is telling a story, but you can’t hear it. You move a bit closer.

Luisteren naar verhaal

You can hear what she is talking about, but it still is difficult to understand everything she says. Slowly you move closer, until you are almost uncomfortably close to some other listeners.

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5 unexpected tips for happiness

I have just finished reading Daniel Gilbert’s book ‘Stumbling on Happiness’ and found some interesting things. Although I did not find the answer to all of my questions, it gave me new insight in our imagination. We, you and I, use our brain to imagine how happy we would feel in the future. We do this based on what we feel today, our memory of similar experiences and try to project that into the future. The book shows that we are pretty bad at it. jump for joy Our memory fails to give us the complete film on events from the past. We remember the ending better than the beginning and the middle for example.

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Anything you want [book review]

What do you want? You can have anything you want. First read the 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur.

Derek Sivers is the founder of CDBaby. I head never heard of CD baby until I read some posts and the website of Derek Sivers.

Derek Sivers Anything you want

The thing that surprised me the most of this story that, he had it ‘all’ and gave it away. Let me rephrase that, he had it all and give it to charity.

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Vacation without wifi and internet, a blessing or a curse?

When I started my business I wanted to be able to work anywhere and from home. If your business is set up this way, you can work anywhere and any time. Also during your vacation, but should you?

Last week we were in Austria for some days of vacation.

wifi at your vacation

We had a beautiful appartement in Oberau – haus Astoria. Sonja, the owner, was really helpful. I misplaced (lost) my Wildschönau card, that gave me access to the lifts, and she replaced it the next morning.

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Teach the kids about your business

Our kids have their holidays from school – 8 weeks of free time. They have almost no idea what to do and the weather is not helping (rain) 😉

Our son is 15 (almost 16) and wanted to become an architect but since last year he does not want to do that anymore. He does not know what he wants to do and lost his goal to work for at school.

Now he thinks about becoming a director of a business or something with programming. To see if ‘programming’ is his thing I have found a task for him.

kids at computer

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Earn more money trick for entrepreneurs

Of course I have no trick or scam or anything like that for you to make more money. It is a matter of creating less and promote more what you have created.

This way people will find your new products, and buy it if they like it and trust you.

As an entrepreneur I love creating new things. A new webinar, a new e-book, a new program, a new book, a new something. It just feels great to start producing something new.

Spend Time, energy and money on sales and marketing

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From successful to useful – 10 tips to grow your business

Last month my friend Pieter van Osch organised an event where Jim Collins was the virtual speaker.

Pieter was very enthusiastic after the event and especially about the bonus 15 minutes where Jim Collins talked about 10 To Do’s. Practical tips how you can become a great entrepreneur and excel to a great business.

Jim Collins Inspiring Ideas

Jim Collins is the author of a number of great books that I use, like Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t and Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (aff)

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Earning enough money makes you happier

Money is one of the means that attributes to a well-rounded life. As an independent professional you want to make enough money so you can support your family.

You need to get enough orders or have enough sales so you can transfer your ‘management fee’ to the family bank account every month. Without worrying about it and checking your companies bank account every other day.

Myth: Money Can’t Buy Happiness

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35 tips about Branding on Facebook or Twitter

These are some of the posts that I saved this week with Read It Later. A collection of posts on better branding on Facebook (and Twitter).

Develop Your Brand on Facebook

18 tools for branding on Facebook 18 Tools to Develop Your Brand on Facebook by Sig Ueland

A good overview with welcome tab (Pagemodo), promotions, chat, forum, offers, newsletter and monitoring.

My favorite tools are:

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