I should have known that a river ran through it.

Connie Ragen Green — A River Ran Through It

I should have known that a river ran through it. Even from the main road leading into the property, the roar of water moving rapidly had entered my consciousness. The Pacific Ocean was less than a kilometer to the west, but oceans make a very different sound and have their own unique rhythm. This was definitely a river, or perhaps a creek that was very close by.

It was March of 1986 and once again I’d accepted an appraisal assignment in Santa Barbara. At that time I was living in…


Write a Book, Become a Social Media Rock Star, and Sell Lots of Books!

Connie Ragen Green — Write a Book…Become a Social Media Rock Star

Are you looking for new ways to become the life of the party, gain a lot of attention, and be more relevant in the world of social media? Writing a book is the best place to begin. There are many benefits of writing books that dive deeper than the social media front, but your decision to write a book can definitely give your social media presence a massive boost. Here’s what you need to do.

Writing a Book Establishes You as an Expert; Use that to Your Advantage

By the time you finish doing all the research and study required…


I’d like to ask you a question… How is your writing moving you forward as an entrepreneur?

Connie Ragen Green — How Is Your Writing Moving You Forward?

I will begin by answering this question myself.

I was not a writer when I got started online in 2006. Soon after leaving my job as a classroom teacher and giving away my best real estate clients to those who could better serve them I came online to start a business. Within the first few weeks I realized that writing was going to be a necessary and crucial part of what I was working to achieve. Private label rights (PLR) content was in…


Connie Ragen Green — The Touchstone Concept

In the third grade I was first introduced to the “touchstone” concept. It was early on a Monday morning, before school officially began but when great learning often took place. While standing in a small circle with some of the girls in my class, a boy named Albert Allen cautiously approached. Phyllis paused mid-sentence and Jacqueline rolled her eyes, upward and slightly to the left to announce the arrival of a boy into our private circle.

Albert was unaware of his faux pas and shouldered his way into the circle as I and the other girls remained silent and stared…


Video Live Streaming — How to Run an Effective Video Call When Working Remotely…Even If You’re an Introvert!

Connie Ragen Green — Video Live Streaming Calls From Anywhere

If you’re working remotely, you almost certainly have to make video calls. Some remote workers are constantly on video calls or hosting calls with video live streaming throughout the day. If you haven’t participated in video calls often in the past, it can be a bit awkward and difficult to get used to at first. Here are some tips and best practices on how to make your video calls smooth, natural, and effective.

Check Your Connection Before your call, make sure you have a strong internet connection. A bad connection can be extremely distracting and even drop your call. Check…


Connie Ragen Green — Everyone Should Know How to Write an eBook

Why Everyone Should Know How to Write an eBook

Being an entrepreneur means wearing many hats, including author, publisher, marketer, product creator, copywriter, mentor, and more. As I move into my fifteenth year online I now see that writing and publishing an eBook on a topic I knew well within three months of starting my business on the internet was the wisest step I could have taken at that time. I firmly believe that everyone should know how to write an eBook to build an online business based on your current level of knowledge and expertise. …


Connie Ragen Green — When Perfection is Your Goal, You Have a Long Way to Fall

I will preface this essay by sharing that I am a recovering perfectionist. It wasn’t until I was almost forty years old that I realized this was the case. Once I did, my life became both easier and more challenging, simultaneously. What came next changed my life and that’s what I intend to share with you here.

It was the late fall of 1993 and I was having my final walk through with the social worker before I could be certified as a potential foster parent. She was a pleasant woman named Sheila and a mother of two toddlers of…


Choosing a Profitable Niche Means Learning How to Gauge Profitability

Connie Ragen Green — Choosing a Profitable Niche Market

This is the second segment of a two part training I have written on the topic of choosing a profitable niche. Please read the first part now or read it after you have read what I’m sharing here by bookmarking the two links. Profitability is on everyone’s mind when they’re just starting a new business branch online. You want the money to start flowing fast, and lots of it! There are a few different ways you can measure the profit potential of a niche. Let’s discuss choosing a profitable niche as you’re getting started online.

First, digital products can be…


…and how I now teach others to do the same

Connie Ragen Green — How I Wrote a Book in One Hour a Day

There came a point in my business where writing and publishing a book was the logical next step. But I had no idea how to go about this process or even how to get started. I had been blogging regularly for three years by this time but I definitely did not feel like I was an expert in any area. What would I write about? How would I make the time to write a book? This is the story of how I wrote a book in one hour a day…


My Efforts at World Peace Come Slowly and in the Moment

Connie Ragen Green — The Kindergartner Down the Road

I knocked on the door and got no response. Then I rang the bell and the family appeared, smiling and seeming happy to see me.
I smiled, and then hung my head as the emotions welled up inside of me. Then I spoke the words that felt right, in that moment.
“I’m so very sorry. About what happened in Atlanta, I am sorry.”
The father whispered something and the mother answered him in Chinese. The sister remained silent.
“Ah, yes,” he said and I raised up to meet his gaze.

In that moment a thousand thoughts and words were silently…

Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents. https://ConnieRagenGreen.com

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