As millions of workers across the country grapple with their new reality of working from home because of the pandemic, it can be tough to establish boundaries between your professional and personal life. While a traditional office environment has its drawbacks — like a potentially long commute and office politics — but it also gives employees predictability. Without the regular 9-to-5 office structure to rely on, some workers are struggling to be as productive as they were before — especially in the face of issues like burnout and general distraction. Below, we’ve put together some tips to help you stay focused and productive while working from home. Keep reading to learn how to create balance and positivity in a remote work environment.  Tip #1: Start the Day off Right Even if you don’t consider yourself a morning person, you can still use the morning to create a routine for yourself […]

Unfortunately, most jobs lost due to COVID-19 have been in female-dominated industries including hospitality, healthcare, and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 55 percent of lost jobs this year were held by women. We are also currently experiencing an unemployment rate of 15 percent in comparison to 13 percent in men. Although this information can be discouraging, a push for virtual work has also brought on a few positive changes to the workforce that many believe are here to stay. As more and more people work remotely and independently, a study found a 27 percent increase in the share of people who felt motivated to start a business.  This year has also accelerated an awareness and push to action on diversity and inclusivity issues. This has led companies—both big and small—to adopt initiatives that boost the hiring and promotion of female team members as well as collaborations with […]

The age of today’s workforce is rapidly changing, as Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millennials are being joined by members of Generation Z. Though all of these different people with different backgrounds and perspectives can be great for collaboration and creativity, it can also cause tension and conflict in the workplace. Older and younger people often tend to misunderstand one another’s comments and intentions, so an off-hand remark can accidentally turn someone into your office enemy. In order to communicate well in the workplace, members of different generations need to understand where the other side is coming from. Take a look at the graphic from TurboTenant below to learn about the different values and work ethic styles for each major generation, along with general tips for communicating in the workplace. Become a Mod Girl Marketing Blog Contributor If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for Mod Girl Marketing, contact […]

As women, being able to meet another person’s gaze with confidence is one of the most important skills to develop, for both professional and personal lives. As humans are social animals, we can tell a lot about how someone is feeling just based on the way they make eye contact. Someone who isn’t afraid to meet another’s gaze is perceived as strong and capable, while those who shy away from eye contact are seen as submissive and nervous. Women are socially conditioned to make less eye contact than men, which can affect the power dynamics at the office and in personal relationships. The good news is that eye contact is actually a skill that can be practiced and improved upon! From Rory, below is a guide with tips and tricks for improving your level of eye contact.   Become a Mod Girl Marketing Blog Contributor If you’re interested in submitting a guest post […]

With Over 5,000 Members From Around the World, Mod Agency Insiders Has Become One of the Top Facebook Groups for Marketers. Join Us In Celebrating Our 2 Year Anniversary on February 15, 2019! Two years ago on February 15, 2017, I created a brand new Facebook group called Mod Agency Insiders. I formed the group to give fellow marketing entrepreneurs a place to to collaborate, exchange ideas, share feedback, and help each other grow. Since then, we’ve grown to over 5,000 members. And over 3,000 of those members are active every single month – a rate unheard of in most large groups, but which we’re able to maintain due to the amazing members in this community! So as we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been part of our incredible community, and take a moment to look back at what this group […]

As digital marketers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that we HAVE to be active on every social media platform. But at the end of the day, that’s NOT what’s going to scale your business. And when it comes to time management for entrepreneurs, social media can suck up a lot of your precious time – and it isn’t always worth it. Entrepreneurs need to consider 2 things: 1) how much time are you currently spending on social media? and 2) are your social media efforts really helping you grow your business? How to Market Your Digital Agency in Less Time Check out the video snippet from one of our weekly Facebook Live training sessions in Remote Agency Society below: Time Management for Entrepreneurs There are countless entrepreneurs out there who are killing it – without ANY real social media presence. And when you think about it, would you rather spend […]

Today I want to talk about something that every business owner finds precious, yet oftentimes scarce: our time. More specifically, time management for entrepreneurs. The question is: are you working hard or hardly working? It’s a common joke – but it’s something we as marketing entrepreneurs do need to consider. Just because you’re working hard 16 hours a day does not mean you’re doing the RIGHT work. I recently took a cruise to Alaska and Canada (with a stop in Seattle on the way), and while there had limited internet access – meaning I really had to manage my time effectively! Keep reading to learn more about the strategies I’ve learned when it comes to time management for entrepreneurs. And if you want even more tips like this, make sure to join my new, free Growth Talk series, where I send an email every Tuesday with valuable insights and tips that […]

I’m a big believer in the idea that we should focus on collaboration, not competition. And Facebook groups are a great place to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs and marketers to share ideas, get feedback, and help each other grow. With hundreds of Facebook groups out there, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth your time, and which ones you should skip. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the best Facebook groups based on the quality of their posts and the group’s activity level. (After all, you don’t want to be in a group where no one answers your questions!) 11 Best Facebook Groups for Marketers and Entrepreneurs Below are my top 11 best Facebook groups for marketers and entrepreneurs. Most of these groups are closed, which means you have to request to join them and then be accepted by an admin. Though this delays your entry, […]

One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is that every day is different – but for a lot of entrepreneurs, that also means you end up doing a bit of everything. However, doing everything for your business can also mean you spend too much time on the day-to-day tasks and not enough time focusing on growing your business. That’s where effective delegation comes in. In order to truly scale your business, you can’t try to do it all on your own. By outsourcing or hiring staff to take care of time-consuming tasks, you can focus on the most important, high-level priorities for your business. But giving up some tasks and control can be a challenge for entrepreneurs who are reluctant to let go of any part of the business they’ve built. In fact, a Gallup study entitled Delegating: A Huge Management Challenge for Entrepreneurs found that CEOs with “high […]

Searching for motivation on your entrepreneurial journey? Follow me on Instagram for more motivational quotes for the digital marketer. No matter how long you’ve been an entrepreneur, there are always going to be days when you feel a bit stuck. I created Mod Girl Marketing nearly a decade ago, and I love what I do. Helping our clients thrive and coaching fellow agencies and entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals is my passion, so it never feels like “work.” But of course, some days are more challenging than others. Just like you, sometimes I need a little extra motivation and inspiration. Especially when it’s a beautiful sunny day and relaxing by the pool with my dog sounds more appealing! So what do I do when those moments strike? I surround myself with fellow marketers who inspire me, revisit my goals to ensure the work I’m doing has a purpose, […]