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Life as a Mediapreneur

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Life has been so busy lately. For the past month, I’ve been working as a solo mediapreneur. What does that mean? As a marketing professional, I’ve been using my marketing skills to build my own brand. I’ve been active on my social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Through CreateSpace, I’ve published 3 more books, and have developed 4 courses on Skillshare and Udemy.

All of these activities create a passive income stream for years to come, in addition to ensuring that when you Google my name, you find me…not the person who spent time in prison as an accessory to murder on a gang case. True story! When I first started checking my personal brand online by Googling myself, a court case with someone who shares my name from somewhere in the US Midwest popped up.  Can you imagine how difficult it would be if that was your first impression of a person that you just met? Don’t worry. It isn’t me, but if you want to track down that person, you can Google and search images to compare to my photo above.

 

Online courses published this month

American Expat Experience in Australia

How to Make Tassel Earrings

How to Make a Coloring Book with your Photos

Your Winning Photo Only 5 Steps Away

Books published this month

I Love Hawaii Coloring Book

For the Love of Horses Coloring Book

Maid Mother and Crone Book of Illustrations

I started putting these together after Julia went back to school on January 30. With 2 more weeks to go, I can’t wait to see how the month ends financially. If you would like to discover the resources that I use as a mediapreneur, please stay tuned, for my next blog post.

 

So, what has been keeping me busy lately?

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Life has been very busy lately. Upon arrival in Australia, I worked for a little over 3 months at SAHMRI (South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute) where I developed a comprehensive, 3-year marketing, communications and development strategy. At the end of the assignment, we decided to set deep roots into the South Australia by purchasing a hobby farm in Stirling, South Australia. In December, just before the Christmas break, we moved into our new home.

For the past two months, we’ve been busy tending the grapevines, fruit trees and veggie patch and set up a beehive with Italian honeybees. (we have plenty of native honeybees here and they live in harmony) Between Christmas and New Years Day, we had a cyclonic storm that knocked out our power for 4 days, so we moved back into hotels and short stay accommodation while we waited for everything to get back to normal. Next week, our egg incubator arrives, and we will pick up some fertilized eggs so that our daughter, Julia can raise chickens from the egg on up.

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The property has abundant wildlife which is both a blessing and a curse. Our resident koalas are adorable. The Sulphur crested cockatoos galahs, and lorikeets have gotten to most of the fruit on our apple trees before we could net them. For pest control, the fairy wrens take care of the spiders and the kookaburras are great snake hunters. If you would like to learn more about our hobby farm, please visit my blog at Hobby Farm Girl.

Julia will be starting at her new school on Monday.

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Now that we are truly settled in our new home, I am available to support businesses with their traditional and online marketing, strategic planning and development needs. I’ve opened a video marketing business at Online Fund Tech and can also manage your social media strategy. For nonprofits, I can also set up a donations portal and set up online viral campaigns so that you can avoid paying ongoing commissions to outside organizations. If you are interested in these services, please let me know. I am also available to participate on a limited number of both nonprofit and corporate boards.

I’m moving to Australia!

flying to Adelaide tomorrow

Our bags our packed and the movers arrive tomorrow. One month ago, I switched my employment with Casa Dorinda from full-time to a 31 day contract so that I could focus on getting ready for a complete life-change. During that time I was a bit restless, so I:

  1. Trained the new person taking over my job at Casa Dorinda
  2. Wrote and published 2 e-books for Amazon
    1. How to make and sell one of a kind bracelets fast
    2. How to make DIY Training Videos for fun and profit whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a team (should be available on Amazon by the end of the day)
  3. Produced 31 intros and outros for my DIY online training video series – thanks to help from the awesome team of Elizabeth and Declan Minnis who managed makeup, lights, film, and keeping me on-task for a 3 day shoot.
  4. Pubished 2 online training videos on Skillshare
  5. Published courses online to Amazon, Udemy, and Curious
  6. Packed up the house and managed mommyhood for the last month of school for my first grader
  7. Kept the house clean and staged for selling our home

Isn’t that insane? Realistically, I managed this hectic schedule by avoiding perfectionism and enlisting the help of friends, business associates, and a supportive husband. I couldn’t have done it without my support system!

Tomorrow we move to Adelaide, South Australia, so I will be able to rest on the 24 hours of flight time, right?

How about enjoying a quick video from Australia.com?

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Golf Tournaments for Fundraisers Book, ebook, and Course Launched in January

Charity Golf Tournament Mastery Course for Fundraisers

Attn: All Non-Profit Fundraising Professionals
(and anyone else who wants to learn a great way to raise money)

Setting up a Charity Golf Tournament is a great way to raise money for your charity.

Everyone would love an excuse to go out on a beautiful day surrounded by lush greens and fresh air and have a great time: golfers, sponsoring businesses, committees, volunteers, you name it.

This is the only course of its kind where you can learn the proper techniques to successfully set up and run a Charity Golf Tournament.

Do you want to raise $30,000 to $100,000 or more net income for your charity?

Do you want to attract a new group of potential supporters to your charity?

Do you want to learn the right way to do it with a minimum of fuss?

This course has everything you need:
• Setting up your mindset for a successful outcome
• How to pick the right location for a large crowd
• How to figure your budget
• How to figure out how much to charge and make a great profit
• How to structure the event committee
• Marketing timelines and materials
• Finding out about Local Laws and Regulations
• How to attract volunteers
• How to set up work shifts
• How to set up activities on the course
• How to attract players
• What kinds of gifts you need and where to get them at the lowest cost
• How to set up raffles and auctions properly and legally

…Plus over $200 in marketing templates to help get the tournament going.

This course has a Full 30-Day Money Back Guarantee from Udemy. You have everything you need here to run a successful golf tournament so you have nothing to lose. And you will have learned a new skill set you can use to set up many more tournaments in the future.

Since this is a new course and I really value your feedback, I am offering this course at a huge discount for the first few students that sign up.

This course retails for $99, but if you sign up before the end of January, you can get this entire course for only $10. But it’s going back up next month, so get in today at this introductory price, even if you won’t need it for a while.

Full participation in this course is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Plus, all introductory students will have full access to me for any questions you may have throughout the course, and you will receive any additional course updates absolutely free for life!

So, let’s go. Click Here right now before it’s too late!

Who is Monique Littlejohn?

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Monique Littlejohn has been a professional fundraiser and top level development and marketing executive for more than 14 years. For six years, she worked in several roles throughout California and Hawaii for the Muscular Dystrophy Association where she was responsible for hiring and training development and management staff, build special events, and co-produce the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. She was able to turn around a district office from being number 224 in district offices to being number 2 within one year. When she moved to the regional level, she utilized the same skills to support the region to the same stratospheric success. After that, she moved into the arts arena where she worked for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. At the Festival, she introduced several new development concepts and started a new fundraising event – the Silver Screen Bash, which provided necessary income to cover overhead between Festivals. To build her international experience, she worked in two roles at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the leading Performing Arts Institution in South Australia. There, she introduced fundraising concepts such as ROI for marketing benefits included in sponsorships, planned giving, and online fundraising. Most recently, she worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara as the Development Director where she was responsible for planned giving, major gifts, grant writing, special events, committee development, marketing and communications. She believes in giving back to the community and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Chapter and has been on the Board of Directors of the Muscular Dystrophy Association South Australia and on the Women’s Auxiliary of Transition House in Santa Barbara, CA and is available to sit on government committees and nonprofit boards. Through her career, she has participated in hundreds of fundraising special events including taste events, honoree dinners, golf tournaments, telethons, walks, fill the boot campaigns and lock ups.

She has taught hundreds of development and management staff about fundraising, committee and board development. She is also a philanthropist who has turned her passion for gem cutting and jewelry making into tens of thousands of dollars in donations throughout California, Hawaii, and South Australia.

Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas A&M University; a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fielding Graduate University and CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive), an internationally recognized credential that fewer than 3% of all fundraisers hold worldwide. She stays up to date in marketing and nonprofit fields by attending seminars and taking classes on a monthly basis.

Her latest venture is creating an online training video and book on running successful charity golf tournaments. She lives in Southern California and is available to teach worldwide via video conferencing.

In her spare time, Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished crafter, book author, award winning jeweler, and lapidarist. She has written 7 books on wire wrapping and jewelry making which are available on Craftsy.com, Etsy.com, and Amazon.com. Her wire wrapping found objects online video class is available through Udemy.com and Curious.com and her DVD is available on Amazon.com.