How to Sell Yourself With Confidence Online

How to sell yourself with confidence online
You can start strengthening your confidence in sales today. Learn how to get comfortable with online sales from an expert. Never told before truths!

Running a business online is exciting, challenging and rewarding all at the same time!

It starts off as this really exciting idea that goes off in your head and then the next thing you know, you’ve made up your mind that you want to start this awesome business online working for yourself.

After making that decision, you then start educating yourself on exactly how you can make this grand idea come to life.

Then, it hits you…”I actually have to make sales for this idea to fully work”. This is the exact moment confidence starts to become an issue for most online business owners.

How do you fix this issue and become your most confident self yet so that you can start showing up online as the powerful force to be reckoned with that you know you are meant to be?!

You have to do the #1 thing most people are afraid to do…dig up and heal those emotional wounds within yourself. 

(I know, it sounds simple right?) If it were truly simple, then we would have master sellers everywhere.

Emotional wounds are like computer viruses. A lot of times, we can’t control when they present themselves but we can 100% control what we decide to do afterwards.

If we never address our emotional wounds to heal them, they WILL show up in our business and just like a computer virus, it will affect our livelihood.

Emotional wounds breed low confidence and low confidence affects our ability to show up online and SELL and if we cannot sell then we don’t make money and if we don’t make money…it affects our ability to live!

By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly why confidence is important to make sales online, and exactly what it takes to show up confidently online to start hitting your income goals every month.

How confidence directly affects how much money you make in your online business:

When we decide that we want to start an online business, putting the systems in place, learning the strategies and purchasing the trainings is the easy part.

Showing up and putting yourself out there again…and again…and again to help others knowing that you will also be judged harshly by many is the hard part.

The first time I put myself out there and started offering my services, I got called a scammer. That hurt because I had worked so hard on my offer to be sure that it would truly help people. I could have easily let that one person define me but I didn’t and kept showing up!

That same week, I made my first ever $1K in business. Now, I never make any less than $10K a month. I’m full-time in my business and love every second of what I do.

It’s so easy to stay behind the scenes in the name of :

“I’m still working on my website. It’s not ready yet so I can’t make sales.”

Or “I just have to post 5 more blog post on this topic before I can create a course on it and sell it.”

Here’s the truth, you’ll never truly feel ready!

Being ready is not a feeling, it’s a decision. You and only you get to decide when you’re ready to put yourself out there and start making sales. No magic fairy is going to drop money in your lap the second your website goes live or the second you hit publish on one more blog post. (I know, bummer. I had to learn this the hard way but trust me it all paid off.)

However, believing that money will appear out of nowhere because we’re working harder behind the scenes makes us feel better because we can use the excuse:

“I’m not making money because I’m still working on my thing…and when I’m done working on my thing…then I can start making money.”

This is the detrimental cycle that most online business owners will find themselves in and the most dangerous part about this cycle is that it’s almost impossible to be self aware that you’re stuck in it.

Somebody from the outside looking in has to call you out on it.

Like “Hey there friend, do you know you’ll never make money if you don’t actually show up in your business???”

It’s me! I’m that person that’s calling you out on it today!

Start treating your business like a real business

Legally, the second you start making money online what you’re doing is considered a business. This means the moment you decide you want to start making money online, it’s crucial to start thinking about and treating your business as a REAL business.

If we’re using words like “hobby, cute or little” to describe our business then how are we ever going to feel confident about what we’re doing and the way we’re showing up online. How we feel about our business naturally comes off in the way we’re describing our business to others.

Example: “Oh, it’s just a little hobby I do on the side to make a little money.”


Example: “I run an online management investment firm.”

The way you describe what you do to others will help them decide within a split second if you’re someone who can help them or not. It will also show them within a split second if you’re “playing around on the internet” or running an actual business.

Create a routine

A lot of people start their business for the “freedom” which is amazing! However, I think it’s important for someone in this online space to give a realistic idea of what that looks like and how you can actually and realistically create the freedom you desire for yourself.

You can 100% create the life of freedom you desire for yourself but it’s definitely something that would have to be worked towards instead of just falling in your lap.

First, know that it’s 100% possible! Second, create a routine to help you get there!

In business, every day is likely to be different but by following a pretty consistent outline to your day you’ll be able to get into what I like to call a “flow” of productivity.

Knowing from the beginning that this life of freedom you desire is something that’s possible but also has to be worked towards instead of just falling in your lap, will automatically set the expectation that you may run into a couple of challenges.

Understanding this releases the pressure to be perfect all of the time. When there’s no pressure to be perfect, then all discouragement goes out the window. You can try and fail a million times and because you already expected a challenge, it’s no pressure to be perfect and you’ll get back up again.

Creating a routine will allow you to get into your daily “flow” of productivity so that you’re showing up for your business every – single – day!

It’s hard to show up confidently in your online business if you’re going weeks without touching your online business. (I know, ironic right?)

Create a list of generic activities that needs to happen every single day and make these activities an absolute non-negotiable for you!

Take action on revenue generating activities

Knowing the exact actions it takes to make an income in your business is a confidence booster within itself. Executing on those actions will blow your confidence through the roof because you 100% without a doubt know you’re doing what it takes to make sales, all you have to do is wait for the income to start rolling in.

Incorporating revenue generating activities into your daily routine will not only boost your confidence but it will 100% guarantee you’re hitting your income goals every month. It’s hard not to be confident in your ability to sell when you know you’re doing what it takes to actually make sales…from this point, it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll make sales…it’s a matter of “when” you’ll make sales.

Learning Sales & Marketing is a non-negotiable 

I’ve been in business since 2017 and what I’ve learned is that it’s super easy to say we don’t like something when in reality, we’re saying we don’t like it because we’re not good at it.

That was my story for years around sales and marketing. Because I let it define me, I was only making a couple of hundred dollars here and there.

I told myself  that I hated sales and marketing, and I’d rather work on things that felt fun.

What I didn’t know was that the only reason I didn’t like sales and marketing was because I sucked at it. Nobody likes doing things they’re not good at, it reminds us of our weak spots.

We try something once, realize we’re not so great at it…then decide that we don’t like it and never try it again.

Our ability to be really great at something directly affects how confident we are doing that thing. So, if you’re not so great at sales and marketing…then you also wont be confident doing it and if you’re not confident doing it, then you wont likely do it at all.

The cycle stops by realizing you can only become great at something by doing it over…and over…and over again!

If you’re horrible at sales and marketing, keeping practicing it again…and again…and again…and again till you’re so darn amazing at it that no one can ignore you!

At that point, your confidence around selling yourself will become second nature.

You will fail and it’s normal

Confidence is a huge issue in the online business space because nobody tells you that failure is inevitable.

There’s not a business manual everyone gets when they decide they want to start an online business that say’s “Hey, you will fail 100 times but keep going I promise there’s a huge reward on the other side.”

From the outside looking in, you’ll only see Instagram influencers and mega Facebook marketers on the beach with their laptops sipping mimosa’s when truly, they failed so many times before getting to that point in their business.

Just because you’ll never see their failures, doesn’t mean they didn’t fail.

It’s important you know this because the second you start showing up more confidently online and don’t see the results you hoped for, it’s easy to think “Karen was just on the beach with a margarita the other day while effortlessly making $1million.”

Understand that failure is so normal to the point where you should expect it.

From the great words of Will Smith “fail early, fail often, fail forward.”

If you can’t escape failure, wouldn’t you want to fail early so that you can learn the lesson and move past it?

If you knew extreme growth comes from learning from all the failures you’ve ever experienced, would you want to experience failure more often so that you could grow more often?

If you knew that failing taught you valuable lessons to push you forward, wouldn’t you look for failure so that you could continue moving forward?

Block out all negativity

This is a very sensitive area because often times, it involves blocking out family members.

Starting an online business takes a lot of mental work and in light of this, it’s important to protect your mental state and energy at all times. This is 100% possible by surrounding yourself with positive influences and supporters.

Our confidence surrounding our business and our abilities is directly affected by how we feel about it and how we feel about our business can change depending the kind of support system we have.

This is to in no way say that your love ones aren’t supportive. However, their version of support may not be what’s best for you.

Example: “I think you should spend your time doing something that’s actually going to help you make money.”

In their mind, they may truly feel as though they’re helping you by suggesting for you to do something more productive but they’re also expressing how they truly feel about your business…that it’s non-productive and wont provide for you.

Because your loved ones are so close to you, it’s easy to take what they say as fact but nobody knows your business better than you do, remember this!

The best way to block out all negativity is to understand that your friends and family are trying to support you in their own way, stop listening to negative music, tv shows or movies and find a true support system in person or online.

Fear & Low Confidence Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

It’s a very thin line between not being aligned with something and it being completely out outside of your morals vs. being absolutely terrified of putting yourself out there so you just stay within your comfort zone.

Only you have the power to decide when you’re going to stop playing small.

If you’re reading this article, I know you’re meant for more! In light of that, I want to invite you to join our free facebook group where there’s weekly LIVE trainings on how you can create a powerful online presence and start hitting your monthly income goals!

Loved this article so much that you want to read it again? No worries, I covered this topic for you over on Youtube.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve learned something cool or new from this article.

Digital Marketing as an Insurance Agent : The Truth

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We got to sit down with one of the top performing Insurance agents in the Atlanta, GA area to discuss what it’s like using digital marketing to grow and build her business.

Deanna, has been in the insurance industry for over 3 years and has just recently decided to go digital with her business. She feels as though it has and will continue to help her business grow.

We discussed her biggest battles and everything in between. She doesn’t hold back when describing what it’s like being an insurance agent trying to get ahead.

Our host Shannon, put together six interview questions. 

Don’t feel like reading the interview? No worries, press play to listen to the audio below!

We asked Deanna:

What made you want to get into the insurance industry?

After years of working for other companies, I went searching for a purpose. I applied for a position as a claims adjuster for a well known insurance company. I got the position! Working as a claims adjuster, I realized that I really love working in the insurance industry. This industry makes me a lot of money and there’s potential to grow.

After a year and a few months there I decided to switch gears a little bit. I’ve always had the entrepreneurial spirit and I knew that I didn’t want to be stuck in a cubical for the rest of my life. I had the “aha moment”. I love helping people, I love insurance. Why not become an insurance agent? I get to help people, I get to be my own boss and there wouldn’t be a limit on how much I can make. That’s how I ended up being an insurance agent!

How has the digital world shaped your business?

The internet has shaped my business in amazing ways! It has allowed for exposure which is great! A lot of times when people are looking to buy from your business, one of the first places they go is the internet.

I’m a big fan of social media, if you use it the right way social media is a wonderful tool. It allows people to see me as a person and they get to choose. If they like what I’m putting out, if they like the content that I’m sharing, then I’m a right fit for them. Vise versa, I can look at my client and see if I’d want that person as a client. Pre-screening to see if we’ll be a good fit for business. It’s been amazing!

There are a lot of negative sides to it. A lot of people think you can only build a business off the internet – it is possible but you definitely have to place your seeds in other avenues when it comes to building a business but it is my number one go to.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced in your business and what did you find that has helped you overcome those challenges?

A lot of people think that entrepreneurship is easy and glamorous and anybody could do it and that is just not the case.

Personal experience, I’ll just be completely transparent. I walked away from a corporate position to pursue entrepreneurship and I fell on my face hard. I actually ended up loosing almost everything that belongs to me. From my home, to my car. Didn’t have any money. If I can just be honest, you have to have a certain mindset going into entrepreneurship and I got caught up in “I can do this, I can make my own hours, I don’t have to answer to somebody…”. My mindset was focused on the benefits of it after you do the hard work of entrepreneurship. I went into it just wanting to reap the benefits, not really doing any hard work.

It is hard! Sometimes you’re working twelve…sixteen hour days for your business. With a nine to five, your off at five – you can leave that job there at that office. When you’re an entrepreneur, it follows you. You can’t just stick it on the shelf. That’s something that I had to learn, that my mindset was right!

If you go in with the right mindset, your willing to put in the work then it will be a great reward.

If you’re not ready to work really, really hard – sometimes things do not work out. I always say you have to have faith being a business owner or a entrepreneur.

A lot of times you’re doing the work without a hourly wage. You don’t know if you’re going to get paid or make that commission or make that amount of money until you’ve done all the work at the very end and you’re hoping and praying, moving in faith that someone is going to buy the product, or close that deal or whatever it is that you’re doing.
If you don’t have the strong faith and your mindset’s not right, I advise you not to go into entrepreneurship.

How do you prioritize your time?

Let me just say, I’m not the most organized person in the world. I’m okay with that. I’m working on that. Spending years working for somebody else, you’re given a schedule and then you work that schedule. Going back to the mindset shift, a paradigm shift.  I had to create my own schedule and at first before I shifted my mindset I’m like “Oh cool, I can work whenever I want…” and I’m like sleeping till one o’ clock in the afternoon and I’m not getting anything done. That’s part of the reason I didn’t have much success earlier.

Now, I’ve adapted the mindset of working my business like a business. My competitors are not other insurance agents, it’s Chick-fil-A. It’s the major fortune five hundred companies that call their workers – they hire people to come in at seven am to make those phone calls. You on the phone till twelve and you take an hour lunch break and then you’re back at it from one until it’s time to go home.

For me to see success in my business, I run my business like a business because essentially it’s my livelihood.

I have children so I have to get up earlier than most people who do not have children. Nine am, I’m in the office checking my emails, I’m seeing who I need to follow up with, scheduling appointments. By ten thirty, I’m in the office on the phone making calls.

I know that was long and drawn out. I prioritize my time as if I were still working for corporate america.

How do you plan to use your future website to grow our business?

Good question! I’m a millennial, in the 21st century and where the world is shifting you have to have multiple streams of income and one of the ways you can do that is to turn your passion into a paycheck.

Yes, I’m passionate about insurance and customer service but I do have a passion to help mothers because I am a mom. I want to use my website to reach people that are out of my area. I’m in Georgia, Georgia is big it’s like six million people and counting but there’s a whole world out there that I know I have something to say that can reach another mother out there that’s maybe going through similar things that I am going through and have gone through. We can win together.

I know that if I can just share my story and get her to make a better decision or make her feel like she’s not alone then I’ll feel like I’m making my mark here in the world.

That’s how I’m going to be using my internet business to help people.

And then of course, I believe as an entrepreneur you monetize everything.

Where do you see yourself and your business in the next five years?

Operating a insurance agency with loyal employees and living off my residuals of working so hard.

And also being a internet phenomenon for moms! Helping moms have financial freedom and also helping moms have it all because I always felt like you can have it all! You can be a stay a home mom and make a good income and still be at home with your family…still take care of the household – it’s doable. The internet has made this possible!

In five years, I do see myself living that life!

Here’s where you can find Deanna:

Instagram : deanna_the_agent


How To Be Extremely Productive & Get More Done Each Day


Today, I’m going to lay out my entire game plan for you guys and then, I’m going to show you exactly how you can do the same exact thing.

I used to be one of those people who thought I had my entire life together that I didn’t need a planner or set schedule until one day, I realized that my life was in complete chaos. Well, not complete chaos, but I wasn’t getting really anything done. 

I was trying to juggle so many task at once that I just got overwhelmed thinking about it, which resulted in me doing hardly anything to move towards my goals.

The day I realized that my life was all over the place, I didn’t want to put myself or my business through it anymore. So, I sat down and started looking for planners on Pinterest. I must’ve looked at about 50 planners or workbooks and some of them were inspiring but none of them was exactly what I needed.

Finally, I said the heck with it and created the perfect planner/schedule for myself. Here’s a look at what the average day for me is like:

Wake up at 7, make coffee, eat breakfast – As soon as I wake up, I head towards the kitchen to make coffee. Without coffee, I will be a walking, talking zombie for the entire day. Normally while the coffee is brewing, I’ll have a snack. If I eat too heavy in the morning, I’ll feel stuffed and lazy for half the day and I always try to start my day off great so it can continue throughout the entire day.

Walking, work day job, relax –  Even though I work remotely, I still consider it a day job. With that being said, I reserve walking for the mornings of my off days which normally totals out to be around 4-5 miles weekly. If it’s a normal work day, I like to take a few hours to relax as soon as I get off work. Relaxation time for me means…taking a mid-day shower, watching Netflix, pinning on Pinterest, running errands or eating a snack.

Work on business, read, prepare for next day – Usually, when it’s time for me to work on UYS, I already have planned out exactly what needs to be done for the day so I’m not sitting in front of the computer completely clueless and procrastinating. When I’m done working on UYS task, I prepare for the next day by setting all my alarms and adding any extra last minute task to the schedule. Once I’m in bed for the night, I try to end the day with continuing to read whichever book I’m working my way through at the moment. Key word is “try”.

After scheduling out everything day by day, I realized that my assumed “busy” life, is actually pretty manageable. I work in IT remotely for 8 hrs a day so I don’t have to get dressed for work (thank God), and then I spend about 2-4 hrs working on my business in the afternoon.

So, you really want to know how I have the time to run 2 blogs, 2 Pinterest accounts, 2 Instagram accounts, 1 Youtube channel, & work an 8 hour day job?

The key is to plan, plan, plan. Schedule out even the slightest detail of your day and stick to it. Here’s a couple of things you can do to be your most productive self every single day:

  • Kick procrastination to the curb. Time is extremely valuable, once you lose it you’ll never get it back. Recognize whatever it is that’s wasting your time, and kick it to the curb.
  • Set alarms for everything. Lets be honest, your phone is one you at least 90% of the day. Setting an alarm at least 30 mins before you have to start a task is the best way to hold yourself accountable.
  • Be realistic with yourself. You know what you’re capable of taking on, only place on your schedule what you know you’ll be able to do, otherwise it can become easy to get overwhelmed and not complete anything you set out to do.

I would love to know what you’ve done in the past that may or may not have worked for you.  

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Top 10 Oprah Quotes The Internet Can’t Get Enough Of

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Oprah Winfrey is one of the most richest and influential women in the United States with a net worth of over $3.1 billion. Need some motivation? Here’s Oprah Winfrey’s most empowering top 10 quotes that the internet cannot get enough of.


Top 10 Oprah Quotes The Internet Can’t Get Enough Of


Best/Great Oprah Quotes“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”

This really hits home for me. I’m constantly thinking my best isn’t good enough when it’s the best I can do. Because of this, I under value myself and it shows in my prices. This quote also reminds me of one of my other favorite things to say “know your worth and then add tax.”


“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

One of the greatest set backs for many is thinking that they’ll have more time to do it later when there’s no way to know that for sure. What we do know for sure is that time is not promised to anyone. If you live each day like it’s your last, you’ll start to notice that you’re getting more done because you’ll be sure that you’re doing exactly what you want and need to do each day.


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

If you had everything you thought you wanted and needed, there will still come a time where you’ll want and need something else. I’m a strong believer in appreciating what you do have because that bring happiness. Even if you have a little, you’ll find joy in that and appreciate each stage in your life along the way.


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

This is one of my favorite quotes by Oprah. Mainly because we’re all human, and life isn’t easy for anyone living an adult life. We all have to go through the fire and when we come out we’re either stronger or so burnt out we’re ready to throw in the towel. Don’t throw in the towel, stand tall and keep pushing you will see the light on the other end. Turn your wounds into wisdom!


“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

Great quote! I never understood what this meant until I started writing my first book “The Key“. It’s impossible to give something your all when you’re also trying to give another thing your all. I had to make a decision to stop all of my other projects to finish writing and publishing my book. It wouldn’t have been my best if I didn’t do so. It is possible to have it all, just something that you have to work at one project at a time.


“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”


It’s a great feeling knowing that you did the right thing even when no one is watching. I make it my duty to do random acts of kindness daily. If you’re someone who doesn’t get out much like myself, Care2 Petitions is a great way to contribute to a great cause daily.


“One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.”

I wholeheartedly agree with Oprah on this one. You’ve got to find a balance between standing up for yourself and what you deserve, and just saving your fight for another day.


“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”

This quote by Oprah has carried me through so many bumps in the road. It was my HP wallpaper for many months. When you face different challenges in life it can very easily seem like your stuck and there’s no way out when that’s actually not the case. There is a way out, it’s up. It reminds me of another favorite quote, “life doesn’t get easier, you get stronger.”

I hope you guys could take something from these 10 Great quotes by Opah Winfrey! 



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