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Grow Your Business Through Email Marketing with Kendra Swalls

The Opulent Life

Hello there gorgeous! Today I'm joined by the wonderful, Kendra Swalls. Kendra is a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success. Her first business was a portrait photography business based in the Dallas area, Paisley Layne Photography, that specialized in helping women feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She is now the founder of the Girl Means Business business education site and podcast, and is on a mission to help women not only launch their dream business but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. She wants women to know that balancing motherhood and their career is definitely possible and achievable. Find more about Kendra here: www.girlmeansbusiness.com

24mins

31 Mar 2021

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Email Marketing - What Do You Need To Know? - with Kendra Swalls

Rocky Mountain Marketing

In this episode, we have Kendra Swalls who is an elementary teacher turned photographer slash entrepreneur. She advocates for women not to aim for perfection as it doesn't necessarily mean success. Her childhood dream of becoming a teacher was a success. She worked as a full-time 2nd Grade teacher and spent about 5 to 6 years in this field. She took her Master's degrees but felt like something is still missing. It was a perfect job but there's something nagging her. So she started her photography business in Dallas, specializing in bringing out confidence in front of the camera. It was a "Jump first, learn later." kind of business strategy, therefore, allowing her to see everything including the ups and downs of starting a business. It was when her precious daughter came that she decided to leave her teaching job and focus on her photography business full-time. Through time she found herself doing blogs, mentoring women, and even starting a podcast. She started her Girl Means Business podcast last 2019 and now has 77 episodes to date. She was big in email marketing as she believes that it is more of a personal approach to engage with your clients. Emails come directly to your client's inbox where they can respond directly back to you. She discussed several platforms to use when doing email marketing. With these platforms, your sending an email to different types of clients can be easy-peasy. There are automation options in each of these.According to her, there are two main points to keep in mind, first, know your analytics. You can test which email your clients prefer and enjoy by looking at the open rate, click rates, how good your subject is, etc. This will show you what captures your client's attention. Next and what she said is so important, is including a call-to-action. She recommends adding lines at the end of your email that says "Let me know what you think." or "If you have any questions, feel free to hit reply and I'm sure to respond.". Your audience needs to know that there's a human being on the other end. Check out more of these tips in this episode and champion email marketing like a pro!EPISODE LINKSVisit Kendra's website: https://www.girlmeansbusiness.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlmeansbusinessInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/veronicavsopher/Unlock the 5 Best Marketing Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know Free Guidehttps://www.girlmeansbusiness.com/marketing-guide-opt-inLearn more about Katie and Next Step Social Communications: Clubhouse: joinclubhouse.com/@katiebrinkleyhttps://www.nextstepsocialcommunications.comlinkedin.com/in/katiebrinkleyhttps://www.instagram.com/next.step.social/

29mins

23 Mar 2021

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Ep 40: Don't Be Afraid to Change Your Business Plan with Kendra Swalls

Money Wise Creative's

Joining me today is Kendra Swalls, host of the Girl Means Business Podcast. Kendra started as an elementary school teacher, but has built a successful photography business in the last few years. Today she is here to share with us everything she learned in the process of creating her business. Thanks for listening! Head over to the show notes for links and resources mentioned in this episode! SHOW NOTES: www.kdcreativebalance.com/blog/episode40

13mins

22 Jan 2021

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061 | The Key To Sales: The Know, Like, Trust Factor with Kendra Swalls

The Power in Purpose

What’s the key to landing the sale? On today’s episode, my guest Kendra Swalls introduces you to the know, like, trust factor. The foundational marketing and sales principle that will take you from broke to booked. Kendra Swalls is a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success.  She founded Paisley Layne Photography and is on a mission to help women not only launch their dream business, but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. She wants women to know that balancing motherhood and your career is definitely possible and achievable. She’s also the host of the Girl Means Business podcast, where she shares insights on balancing motherhood, business and marketing so you can find your passion, purpose and power through entrepreneurship On Today’s episode of The Power in Purpose Podcast: What is the Know, Like & Trust factor and how we can use it to connect with our audience and land the sale How you can easily get started with email marketing to connect with your customers Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of The Power in Purpose Podcast. I want to know -- what was your biggest takeaway? Head to my Instagram to join the conversation! BECOME AN INSIDER: Ready to transform your business? Learn more about WeddingPro Insiders and get a sneak peek at my exclusive mastermind for wedding pros https://weddingproinsiders.com SHOW NOTES: http://www.powerinpurposepodcast.com SHOW SPONSOR: Learn more about Honeybook http://candicecoppola.com/honeybook FREEBIES: Free Business Plan Outline + Guide: https://candicecoppola.com/bizplan Tools I Use to Run My Business: https://candicecoppola.com/tools Goal Setting Workbook: https://candicecoppola.com/goals CONNECT WITH ME: http://instagram.com/candice.coppola http://twitter.com/candice_coppola https://www.facebook.com/thecandicecoppola

56mins

27 Oct 2020

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119: Email Marketing 101 with Kendra Swalls!

The Goal Digger Girl's Podcast

Have you struggled with what to send to your email list?  Join me as I interview Kendra Swalls on her Email Marketing 101! Show Notes:   Kendra's free Lead Magnet and Welcome Sequence Template download Find Kendra at: GirlMeansBusiness.com Partial Transcript (Read the Full Transcript HERE) Kimberly Olson: Welcome back to another episode of The Goal Digger Girl and so excited because I have special guest Kendra Swalls on today. I hope I said your last name, right girlfriend. And she is going to blow your mind with what we're going to talk about today. So thank you for being on girl.   Kendra Swalls: Thank you. And yes, you did say it correctly. Good job.   Kimberly Olson: Ok, good. It looks like how it sounds, right?   Kendra Swalls: Yeah, exactly.   Kimberly Olson: I was so excited. So is your podcast "She Means Business"?"   Kendra Swalls: Girl Means Business.   Kimberly Olson: Girl Means Business. So y'all listening, this is Kendra, the creator of Girl Means Business podcast. And so we've been able to meet each other, get to know each other. We're both here in Texas, which is kind of fun. And we were just talking a little bit about email marketing and I thought, you know what? My audience is really needing some help and direction in this. Kimberly Olson: They all want to do it, but they're really just like, how do I get started? So we're going to focus on that today. But since a lot of them have never, potentially, never heard of you or met you before. I would love for you to share a bit about yourself, how you got into entrepreneurship and you're a mompreneur as well. Kendra Swalls: Yeah, absolutely. So my journey actually started, I was an elementary school teacher. That was always my plan. Growing up I was the kid who would like line up my stuffed animals and play school. And so I just always knew like teaching was kind of in my face. I come from a family of teachers and educators and coaches and all that. So I grew up like thinking that's my path. So I went to school, got my degree in education, got a masters degree in curriculum. Kendra Swalls: I had this whole like roadmap planned out of the path I was gonna take in my career. I wanted to go into being a curriculum coordinator and creating content for teachers to use the classroom. And along the way my husband, who, we were just dating at the time, he had all these hobbies. So before we got married and had kids, on the weekends he was always outdoors, like fishing or hunting or playing basketball with friends. Or he had just had all these things he was doing. And I was like, I don't really have like a hobby. I don't have anything outside of my job that I really enjoy doing. And he was the one who was like, "well you like taking pictures, so why don't you learn more about photography?". So I was like, "okay, that could be fun". He bought me my first digital camera, my first DSLR. And I sort of dove into, you know, with being a teacher. I had like, you know, summers off and holiday breaks. And so I would use all that extra time to learn how to use my camera. And at the time I had a little Shih Tzu dog and that dog, I have so many pictures of him because that he was older and he would just kind of lay there. That's how I learned how to take pictures. Kimberly Olson: That's so fabulous, the perfect model. Kendra Swalls: Exactly. Yeah. And I had pictures of wine bottles and I mean, anything that would like not move, like just sit there and I'll take your picture. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thegoaldiggergirl/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thegoaldiggergirl/support

34mins

22 Sep 2020

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How to Get Serious About Your Business with Kendra Swalls

Business Unveiled: Expert Tips and Secrets from Top Creative Industry Professionals

Has anyone ever said to you "Wow, you mean business"? Today I am chatting with Kendra Swalls, a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success. She helps women business owners through her podcast, Girl Means Business, with a mission to help women not only launch their dream business, but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. In this episode, we are chatting about: -How to get your clients to know who you are-How to build trust with your clients-Effective email marketing Here were my Key takeaways for y'all: -Perfection does not always equal success -Know your audience and speak to them  -Never be afraid to jump into your entrepreneurship journey More about Kendra: My name is Kendra Swalls and I am a serial entrepreneur (admitting it is the first step). In 2012 I had the crazy idea to start a photography business, while I was teaching full time AND 6 months pregnant! I would love to tell you that my business took off like a rocket, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. In reality my business took a lot of time, hard work and patience. I had several failures along the way that I learned from, and that helped me appreciate the success that eventually came. In 2017 I was able to leave my teaching job to run my photography business full time. At the same time I found my second passion in helping other women start and grow their own businesses. Connect with Kendra below! Make sure you check out  the Girl Means Business podcast and subscribe so you get notified when new episodes go live, and check out the Girl Means Business FB group for bonus materials and more in-depth conversations.

55mins

18 Aug 2020

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245. Build Your Dream Life with Kendra Swalls

The Female Health Solution Podcast

Kendra Swalls is a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success. She founded Paisley Layne Photography and is on a mission to help women not only launch their dream business, but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. She wants women to know that balancing motherhood and your career is definitely possible and achievable.

46mins

17 Aug 2020

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How Photographers Can Leverage Social Media to Grow Their Business with Kendra Swalls

Savvy Social Podcast

Whatever industry you might be in, connections, consistency, and providing real value are key to the success of any business. Kendra Swalls talks with me about how to use Facebook groups to network with clients, her Instagram growth strategy, the power of getting personal on Instagram Stories, how photographers can use social media to connect with potential clients, and more! In this podcast episode, we share:  How Kendra used Facebook groups to grow her business Kendra’s approach to posting on social media  Why providing value for your clients is so necessary  Kendra’s strategy for attracting new clients on Instagram What Kendra has learned by using curated and personal posts on Instagram Stories  Advice for photographers using social media to build a new business       Details about Kendra’s Free Marketing Guide and Business Builders Membership  Memorable Quotes:  “I’m big on the idea of giving more than what I’m asking for in return.” “I want my ideal client that’s watching me on social media to feel like she’s connected to me and to feel that she’s getting something of value and that I’m not just selling to her all the time.”   “I’ve noticed that the more I post to Stories, the more people are following me, the more people are interacting with my feed content, and the more people are viewing my Stories, so it’s just that consistency that’s really helpful.”    About Kendra: Kendra Swalls is a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur who is helping women let go of the notion that perfection equals success. She founded Paisley Layne Photography and is on a mission to help women not only launch their dream business, but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. She wants women to know that balancing motherhood and your career is definitely possible and achievable. Connect with Kendra: Website Instagram Facebook Links Mentioned: Girl Means Business Free Marketing Guide Business Builders Membership   This Episode Is Made Possible By: Traject Social: The world’s most complete social media management platform and my social media management tool of choice. Agency Vista: Your work and experience will take centerstage. And we're proud of the work we do.  Savvy Social School: Everything you need to increase visibility, growth, and engagement on social media

28mins

28 Jul 2020

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How to Use Email Marketing To Grow Your Business with Kendra Swalls - Ep. 45

Tea With Jainé

I’m excited about this week's episode because I’m chatting with Kendra Swalls about How to Use Email Marketing To Grow Your Business. Kendra Swalls is a former elementary school teacher turned photographer and entrepreneur. She founded Paisley Layne Photography and is on a mission to help women not only launch their dream business but to show them all of the marketing and social media tips and tools she's learned on her own journey. She wants women to know that balancing motherhood and your career is definitely possible and achievable. Applications Mentioned in Show: Flodesk - Sign up Here and lock in the beta discount of $19 per month forever! Canva - Sign up Here to create using free templates for your email marketing Sign Up for Kendra’s FREE resources: Website: www.girlmeansbusiness.com Resources: https://www.girlmeansbusiness.com/resources Listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/girl-means-business/id1457458458 Our online course How to Start a Podcast is here! Love the podcast? Please leave a 5 ⭐️ review on Apple Podcasts. Our goal is 20 reviews in 2020. Can you help us? Thank YOU for your support! You can make a monthly contribution by using the Support this Podcast button in our profile. Thank you so much for all of your kind support!! xo Stay up to date & visit us at www.teawithjaine.com and follow @jainekershner on Instagram to see our latest IGTV episodes. Have a topic you'd like us to discuss? Email us at hello@teawithjaine.com

34mins

19 May 2020

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Misconceptions About Owning a Photography Business with Kendra Swalls

Book More Clients Photography Podcast - Build a Five Figure+ Photography Business

Today on the Frame Your Way Photography Podcast, we have Kendra Swalls. Kendra and I are breaking down the misconceptions of owning your own photography business and serving up some truth! Tune in to get tips on how to set yourself apart. If you’re ever having a bad day where you’re feeling discouraged in your business, you’re going to want to break out this podcast episode. Yep. It’s that good!What You'll Learn:common misconceptions when starting a photography businesswhat you can do to stand out from everybody elseabundance over scarcity mindsetWho’s Kendra Swalls? She is the photographer behind Paisley Layne Photography in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She has been a photographer for 8 years and she is so passionate about what she does. Find her at @paisleylaynephotography on the 'gram! Kendra’s podcast is Girl Means Business. Visit her website for more information on her podcast and business!Connect with Brooke on Instagram.Join the exclusive community for Photographers on Facebook.

28mins

30 Apr 2020

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