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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Membership program with a forum? WordPress and Simple:Press

When you are looking for products to add to your online services think about programs. This can be a training program or coaching program for example.

Online services are great for entrepreneurship/life balance. You can run these programs from your home office with teleseminars or webinars. A teleseminar is by phone and the program members call a special service where you speak via the phone.

A webinar runs via your webbrowser. The advantage of a webinar over a teleseminar is that the program members can see a presentation, images, or you via their browser. Your presentation can help the attendees understanding your story.

After the webinar or teleseminar you can distribute the recording of the training, Q&A session, mentor session, coaching session. This can be an mp3 file with just audio of the telesemiar or webinar, or a video of the webinar.

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Attracting Clients via Social Media video

Just created this cool video on YouTube with ‘Search On’. This video is about attracting clients with social media for independent professionals. The tools: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress. Your coach: Erno Hannink.

Do you like it? Want to make your own? Go to http://www.youtube.com/searchstories and Search On

Drop the link to your video in the comments. Love to see them.

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WordCast Conversations 9 – WordCamp and social media

WordCast is a blog and podcasts about blogging, social media and WordPress. Every week Dave Moyer (@davemoyer) and Kym Huynh (@kymhuynh) interview experts for WordCast Conversations. It is broadcasted live and published as a podcast for about an hour.

Via Lorelle Vanfossen (@lorelleonwp) I was invited to join WordCast Conversations. Lorelle is the founder of Bitwire Media, the company that hosts podcasts like WordCast conversations.

In the interview I answer questions on how I started as an independent professional, my work, WordCamp Netherlands and more.

This week on WordCast Conversations, we’re heading to the Netherlands one more time, to chat with Erno Hannink, an independent social media consultant and the lead organizer of WordCamp Netherlands.

It was a lot of fun to do, although I feel that I was talking a lot…

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  • Independent social media consultant, dedicated to “helping independent professionals to use Social Media to get more clients.”
  • Organizer of Social Media Event
  • Organizer of WordCamp Netherlands
  • Author of Let the Customer Come to You

Erno recommended Darren Rowse’s Problogger as inspiration for those aspiring to a career in social media.

As a WordCamp organizer, Kym discussed the WordCamp format with Erno, who also shared many of his own experiences and tips for up-and-coming WordCamps.

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