Vanessa Collins LLC is a coaching and consulting firm specializing in author/publishing, social media and business coaching. We love to motivate and inspire people to reach their fullest possible potential in their business, personal and spiritual lives. We create programs and systems that allow our clients to present their authentic message to the world, whether it is as a published author, a well-branded entrepreneur or a spiritual grounded person.
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Is your list building activities stagnant because you don’t have an opt-in page? Do something about that, now!Learn how to make landing pages using your WordPress based site. Join us live July 19, 2016 for our “Plugins, Posts, Pages… Oh My! How to Build a Landing Page in WordPress” workshop. Missed the live class. Get the replay.
“I don’t like social media.” When I hear a business owner say these words, it makes me want to scream. It’s like someone took a knife and stabbed me in the heart. It’s like watching someone throw puppies out of a window. It’s like watching someone eat huge insects. It...read more
Fifteen months ago, I had no idea who Che Brown and Trevor Otts were. I had never heard of Peak Performers Institute or the 72 Hours of Power. I’m not even sure how I got on the mailing list but I received a text message from a strange number inviting me to tune into...read more
A year ago, I would have been ready to climb under a rock and host a pity party. I would have cried about how hard it is to be an entrepreneur. Not this time. No pity party here, it’s time to get to work! One of the great things about having goals that you track is...read more
Once you know your “why,” everything else becomes clear. I am so excited about the progress that I made today on this event. If you just started following me, make sure that you read the first blog post in this series to see where we started from. My goal today was to...read more
Sometimes, you just have to take on a huge, impossible goal and make it happen. Although I consider myself a great implementer, sometimes I can get a little carried away in the planning process for certain projects. I love the charts, boards and numbers, figuring out...read more
Did you know that you could embed a SlideShare presentation directly into your tweet on Twitter which allows your audience to view your presentation WITHOUT leaving Twitter? Did you know that you could privately maintain relationship notes in LinkedIn detailing how to...read more
This is how my first book started out. It was a hand-written devotional that I was planning to teach for a Bible class. It was filled with terrible handwriting and bad grammar, but I knew what I wanted to say. Putting it on paper got the thoughts out of my head so...read more
One of my business growth resolutions this year is to pay more attention to my Google Analytics results. So I have been trying to look at it at least once a week and actually understand some of the awesome information that it spits out. On a recent visit to my...read more
Having a website built by a professional can be expensive. A basic website consisting of 3 to 5 pages can cost well over a $1000. If you add ecommerce functionality where you are actually selling products and services directly from your site, that price can double....read more
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if all you had to do to sell your book was to make sure that it was well written? Unfortunately, that is not the case. You must get the word out about your book. Following are 5 tools you can use to promote your book. You will notice...read more
Once you have finished writing your rough draft, you are ready to move your manuscript from rough draft to second draft. In the second draft, or “first re-write” as some call it, you want to make sure that all of the pieces fit together. If it is a fiction book, check...read more
Although you may start off writing your current masterpiece by hand, at some point you must put your manuscript in a word processing program like Microsoft Word® or Apple Pages For Mac®. While these programs are not super expensive, you may not have 100 bucks sitting...read more
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, knowing how to research information effectively is critical. Here are 8 free online research tools that you may find useful as a writer. Did I miss some of your favorites? List them in the comments below. Feedly Feedly is a...read more
Mind mapping is an excellent way to brainstorm and organize ideas, particularly for writers. If you are writing non-fiction, your mind is often bombarded with great ideas on what you want to include in your book. However, if you don’t get those ideas organized, you...read more
I decided to join Toastmasters a few years ago because I wanted to improve my speaking ability. As a minister and seminar leader, I often spoke in church settings where I was very comfortable. However, I wanted to be comfortable speaking in a variety of situations....read more
You have probably seen them all over social media. It may be a beautiful picture with a classic quote or a timely saying that spoke to you. But more important than just seeing these graphic gems, you have probably liked, shared or retweeted a few. That’s the true...read more
As a speaker, you motivate and encourage with your words. You inspire people to make life-changing decisions and take bold action steps in order to accomplish their goals and live their dreams. But when the speech is over, only the memory of the spoken words are...read more
No one really has time for time management. However, if you don’t find the time to manage your time, you will waste your time and you can never recoup your time and you don’t get any extra time, so you better figure out a way to be productive in the time you have. ...read more
There are many articulate definitions for the word “strategy,” however; its basic meaning is “a plan that you have for getting from point A to point B.” But before we talk about the plan that we make for getting from point A to point b, we need to understand a few...read more
Now that your book is written it is time to make sales. Whether you are selling your book online or participating in book signings and live events, you need to have a way to accept all forms of payment. Paypal and Square Up are two popular solutions. Paypal –...read more