Posts in Grow an Online Business
The New Rachel Allene Headquarters

I am so excited to finally reveal the brand new office space for my business!

In the last several months, my business grew significantly and I immediately needed more space. If you watch my Instagram stories, you probably have seen me packaging orders at all hours of the day in all different rooms in my house. The work was literally spilling into all rooms of my house. We knew we needed a solution but didn’t know what the best option was. Converting the garage was always an idea, but it seemed like so much work.

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How to Write a Newsletter

Everyone and their Mama is preaching at you to “start an email list” and “grow your email list overnight”. And that’s all great and dandy, but what do I say? ← that might be what you’re thinking. I often get asked about how to write a newsletter because I know you’re sitting over there knowing for a fact you need to start an email list. But then, what? Right?

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Day In The Life

As a Mama and business owner, I get asked a lot about our schedule and how we structure our day to get all the things accomplished. You must know that we don’t get everything done every single day and it’s not always perfect. We have hard days and we have days where everything goes according to plan (<-- those days are few and far between). The schedule I lay out here is a loose schedule and can adjust here and there from day to day. What I list out here is what we do about 80% of the time. This is what works for us, our family, and my work commitments. If your schedule differs, don’t feel discouraged. You should always do what is best for you!

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Five Steps to Starting a Product Shop

If you’ve started an online product shop or you want to, you have probably realized that there isn’t a lot of education or material out there to help you. And guess what? There are a lot of things you need to do right in order to get sales, build a brand and grow an audience. It takes a lot of work and if you want to do it right (which I’m sure you do, ‘cause you’re reading this!), then you might need a little direction.

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How to Get Up Early and Be Productive

Something I get asked about a lot is how I get up so early. The first disclaimer is that I am a morning person. So, waking up early comes somewhat easier to me. If you aren’t a morning person naturally, you might not be able to get up as early as I do. There is nothing wrong with that. This is what works for me and my current life season!

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How To Build A Tribe Around Your Brand

Let’s talk about Target. I mean, it’s like one of my favorite places to go. Feeling down? Go to Target. Bored on a Sunday afternoon? Go to Target. Need to finish getting your 10k steps? Go to Target?

Over the last decade, Target completely changed their marketing a created a tribe of followers. They invented The Target Run. And it’s something that people look forward to. It’s something that brings people together.

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Creating Multiple Touch Points with Your Audience

So, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I am constantly strategizing and thinking of ways to connect with my audience (you). Showing up on Instagram daily and posting a blog post twice a week isn’t enough for me. It could be my people pleasing personality, but I have a strong desire to meet my people where they’re at and make them feel important to ME.

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Email Marketing Hacks

Did you know that “Email Marketing drives more conversions than any other marketing channel, including search and social” and “Email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter”?*

If those statistics don’t convince you and encourage you to start (and master) your email marketing strategy, then I don’t know what will.

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What’s A Mastermind? The benefits of joining one and where to get started + a free template for emailing your dreamies to join yours!

What’s A Mastermind? The benefits of joining one and where to get started+ a free template for emailing your dreamies to join yours!

If you’ve been around the creative industry for some time, you’ve probably come in contact with the movement: #communityovercompetition. It’s fabulous.

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Six Reasons Why Confidence Matters (for life + biz!)

Alright, friends. I want to talk to you about something I think about a lot. I also work hard to practice this every day, all day long. But first, let me backup a little bit.

I believe the things that we talk about (or preach about) the most, are the things we actually need to hear. As someone who has a very small online platform, I am always thinking about what topic I want to share about. Or what message needs to be said.

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Why Being Unique is Good For Business

As we grow up, all we want is to belong. We want to conform, be liked, and mesh with the crowd. For some reason, we believe that if we look and act like everyone else, we will be important and loved. I fell victim to this mindset for too long. But, as I’ve matured a bit and grown older, I’ve learned that being different and unique is a much more exciting adventure.

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How to Start a Blog for an E-Commerce Website | Guest Blog Post

With over 95% of all consumers shopping online these days, search engine optimization
(SEO) is more important than ever before. Whether you are a shop owner who’s been selling products online for several years, or you’re just starting to dive into the e-commerce side of your business, you’ll need to make sure your SEO is up to par in order to compete with other shops in the digital
world.

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Email Marketing Strategy for the Creative Entrepreneur

Did you know that “email [marketing] is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter?” In addition, “email marketing drives more conversions than any other marketing channel”* The effectiveness and importance of email marketing cannot be disputed and all the experts joined the train a long time ago! If you’re reading this, I doubt I need to convince you that you need an email list. You’re probably here because you don’t know how OR you don’t know what to do now that you have an email list!

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