30 Jan 2015

There's More Than Just Job Applications Happening On LinkedIn These Days!!


Hands up if you're one of those business owners who thinks that LinkedIn is simply a place where people who are looking for a new job lodge their resumes?

If your hand is one of those that is up, you couldn't be further from the truth, but don't worry about it because there are many - many - business owners just like you out there who think exactly the same thing.

What if I told you that LinkedIn has now evolved into something much, much more than simply a place to apply for a job?

What if I told you that if you provide B2B (Business to Business) products and/or services then LinkedIn is a place that you seriously have to visit - because almost half of all key business decision makers are on LinkedIn?

What if I told you that around 300 million - that's right "Million" - people are on LinkedIn nowadays and unlike the other social media platforms out there, the whole focus of LinkedIn is business related?

Are you starting to think that perhaps LinkedIn might be a place to start checking out if you are looking for ways to drive your business to greater success?

Well, we do - and that's why on today's episode of Bookpals Business Sanity we introduce you to someone who can provide you with the strategies you need to effectively market your business on LinkedIn because on today's episode you meet Alex Pirouz of Linkfluencer.com.

Alex specializes in teaching business owners how to market their products and services using the power of LinkedIn and because BookPals Business Sanity's promise is to provide you with hints and tips to make your business life just that little bit easier, we couldn't think of a better person for you to meet to provide you with information on how to more effectively market your business on the one social media platform that has a real business focus about it.

We hope that after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity you have a heap more ideas on how to drive your business to greater success.

Wanna Make Some Money?

How often have you thought about making more money without having to grind yourself into the ground doing so?

Have you considered affiliate marketing?

If you don't know what affiliate marketing is, it's where you tell the people you know about products and services that might be of benefit to them and if they buy it, then you get paid for referring them to the product or service.

There's nothing hard about it - the person who owns the affiliate provides you with a link that has a special URL associated with it and you use this URL in the messages you send out telling people you know about it.

If you think that affiliate marketing might be the answer, why not start by telling your friends about BookPals Business XLerator?

XLerator has started it's own affiliate program and if you refer people to XLerator and they join up you get 30% of the membership fee.

All you need to do is head over to JVZoo.com and sign up to become an affiliate there.

You then type in BookPals or XLerator and it's there that you'll get your affiliate link and you can start letting everyone know about it - it's that easy.

It doesn't cost you anything to sign up and you get the chance to make some extra "coin" as well - what have you got to lose?

16 Jan 2015

How Do You Ask For The Sale?


Ok, so you've found your perfect lead - you've built trust and repore with them about you and your product or service - you're now in front them and they are nodding at everything you say about how your product or service is going to enhance their life.

Now - how do you ask for the sale?

Asking for the sale can be one of the most confronting and daunting things that you will ever have to do in your business and this is why - as part of our promise to provide you with hints, tips and resources on how to make your business life just that little bit easier - we welcome back John Logar of ConsultingUnleashed.com to show you how to ask for the sale in this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

 Asking for - and getting - the sale should be no more than the logical conclusion to any interaction you have with your leads and when these interactions occur professionally and seamlessly, the "asking" part really does take care of itself.

That's why this discussion with John is invaluable to you, because John shows you how - when your sales process is carried out correctly - your leads can only say "YES" when it comes to the part where you ask them if they are ready to buy your product or service.

Drive your business to further success after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity and remember - resources like these are now here for you to access as often as you need them inside BookPals Business XLerator, so come on in and take advantage of all the wonderful information and resources here for you.

13 Jan 2015

Wendy's Free Webinar Is Nearly Here!!!


Have you registered for Wendy's upcoming webinar on how to turn more leads into paying customers yet?

If you haven't - and need some more information on it - here is an email that was sent through to me from Wendy's office about her upcoming event -


Don’t miss this Free Webinar


Free Webinar: Profit Calling: Convert Your Calls into Cash in 2015
Date: Thursday, January 15th
Time:  12:00 PM ET 
Presenter: Wendy Weiss, President of ColdCallingResults.com

Are you working really, really hard and yet not getting the number or quality of solid, high paying customers or clients that you really want?

Are you frustrated because you’re not where you thought you’d be after all this time… And after all this effort…?

Are you sick to death of the ups and downs, the boom and bust… Never quite knowing when the next customer will walk in the door?

If you’ve answered, “yes” to even one of the above questions, then please join Wendy Weiss, The Queen of Cold Calling™, for a complimentary webinar training where she will reveal the secret to turning your telephone into a profit center. In this information-packed session you will learn:
  • What works in today’s tough selling environment and what will simply slow you down and waste your time
  • A 2 step process to ensure that you only spend time speaking with solid, qualified prospects
  • The #1 action step you need to take to get high quality, real, paying customers into your pipeline
  • Why no one cares what you do… and what to do about it
  • And much, much more!

Free Webinar: Profit Calling: Convert Your Calls into Cash in 2015
Date: Thursday, January 15th
Time:  12:00 PM ET 

About Wendy Weiss

Wendy Weiss is President of ColdCallingResults.com and an author, speaker, sales trainer, and sales coach. Known as The Queen of Cold Calling™, Wendy is recognized as one of the leading authorities on lead generation, cold calling and new business development.


If you listened to Wendy when we spoke on BookPals Business Sanity, you know that she seriously "walks the walk" when it comes to turning leads into paying customers, so this free webinar is really worth attending if you want more business.

After the webinar, let us know how it has assisted you in getting more clients to your business.

11 Jan 2015

All You Financial Advisors - Here's How BookPals Helps You!!


Have you ever tried to provide a client with financial advice and when you asked this client for their financial records so that you can determine their current financial position, you have been presented with a shoebox of what can only be described as garbage?!!!!

Well, in this BookPals Business Sanity update you find out how - when this client starts using BookPals - their shoebox full of garbage very quickly turns into data that you can use to determine their current financial position - and make recommendations on how this same client can improve their current position.

As a financial advisor you should not be losing hours of your day sifting through piles of garbage to assist your clients - because this time can be better spent providing more clients with more financial advice - so check out this episode of BookPals Business Sanity to find out how you can provide your services to more clients quicker - and more efficiently. 

Oh - and by the way - remember there is an early member discount on the BookPals software for those people who join the BookPals Business XLerator Community now, so come on in and enjoy the benefits of this discount. 

7 Jan 2015

Ok, Here's Some More Information On Wendy's Free Upcoming Event



You would remember that just before Christmas I let you know that I had heard of a new free webinar that Wendy Weiss - The Queen Of Cold Calling - is holding in mid-January 2015.

At the time I had not received all the information from Wendy's office, but I have now received all the details, so let me share verbatim what Wendy's Profit Calling: Convert Your Calls Into Cash In 2015 Free Webinar is all about (the following is the exact information on the webinar as provided by Wendy's office) -


Are you working really, really hard and yet not getting the number or quality of solid, high paying customers or clients that you really want?

Are you frustrated because you’re not where you thought you’d be after all this time… And after all this effort…?

Are you sick to death of the ups and downs, the boom and bust… Never quite knowing when the next customer will walk in the door?

If you’ve answered, “yes” to even one of the above questions, then please join Wendy Weiss, The Queen of Cold Calling™, on Thursday, January 15th at 12:00 pm Eastern for a complimentary webinar training where she will reveal the secret to turning your telephone into a profit center. 

In this information-packed session you will learn:
  • What works in today’s tough selling environment and what will simply slow you down and waste your time.
  • A 2 step process to ensure that you only spend time speaking with solid, qualified prospects.
  • The #1 action step you need to take to get high quality, real, paying customers into your pipeline.
  • Why no one cares what you do… and what to do about it.
  • And much, much more! 


PRESENTER: Wendy Weiss, Business Development Specialist

Wendy Weiss is known as The Queen of Cold Calling™.  An author, speaker, sales trainer, and sales coach, Wendy is recognized as one of the leading authorities on lead generation, cold calling and new business development.
If you listened to the first chat we had with Wendy you would know that she has a proven track record for turning leads into paying customers and this is why, when we found out about her upcoming free webinar, we had to let you know so that you can get a serious advantage over your competitors into 2015.
Register for Wendy's free webinar now and drive your business to further success.

4 Jan 2015

Right - What Were Your New Year's Resolutions?


Ok, 2015 has begun in earnest now - the Christmas celebrations are over and the New Years Eve hangover should be a thing of the past (if it isn't, you should be looking after yourself better!!! LOL) - what strategies are you going to put into place to make this year your best year in business yet?

Think about running a successful business in the same vein as you did with the lead up to those holidays you went on during the Christmas vacation period -

Did you spend time discussing where you would go with the other shareholders in your Christmas vacation - i.e. your family?

Did you plan how you were going to get there - eg. by road, sea and/or air?

If you travelled by road, did you work out how far it was between fuel stops to ensure you had enough fuel for the journey?

Did you book your accommodation in advance to ensure you and your family were not stuck with sleeping in your car when you arrived at your destination?

Did you work out how much your trip would cost you so you had enough money to enjoy your holiday?

In other words - did you PLAN your holiday?

Ok, so if this much planning has gone into the two week vacation you have just been on, how much planning have you made for your business success into 2015?

If your answer is "I haven't really thought about it yet", then now is the time to start working out strategies to drive your business forward.

And this is why we opened the BookPals Business XLerator Community just before Christmas - so it was there, ready for you as soon as you returned from your holidays.

BookPals Business XLerator provides you with the hints, tips and resources you need to make your business more successful in 2015 - and best of all, you will find likeminded business owners in the XLerator Community who are there to help you when you have questions about successfully running your business.

Join us at BookPals Business XLerator now and together lets drive our businesses to further success.

What's Really Going On Inside Your Head?


Be truthful - as a business owner, how often do you have those nagging little voices inside your head, questioning your decision to start your own business?

Should I have started this business in the first place?

Do I have what it takes to be successful in my chosen field?

Am I worthy enough to be regarded as a successful business owner?

If you think about it rationally, you're really being hard on yourself, but if you are like so many business owners out there, these thoughts go through your mind regularly and there seems to be little you can do to stop thinking this way - UNTIL NOW!!!

You would remember that the BookPals promise is to provide you with hints, tips and resources to make your business life just that little bit easier and this is why on today's episode of BookPals Business Sanity we introduce you to someone who can help you get rid of these nagging little doubts, because on today's episode you meet Kris Prochaska of krisprochaska.com.

Kris specializes in teaching people how to get rid of what she calls those nagging little voices inside your head and shows you how to replace them with booming big voices that will help you drive your business to further success.

Sit back and thoroughly enjoy this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.