Hello I'm Toni Nelson,
When I started my first business, Google and YouTube didn't exist. Everything I learned I learned by researching, studying and making mistakes.
All of my friends kept telling me I couldn't start my own business. To be honest with you that wasn't the reaction I expected. As a matter of fact I thought they'd be behind me 100%.
The only person who did believe in me was my husband.
Within 6 months of starting that business those same friends who said I couldn't do it were calling me to ask me how they could start a business.
I was able to bring that business to a 6 figure income before selling it. Pretty awesome for someone who was told they couldn't do it!
After selling that business I was able to pursue my passion of photography, videography and writing.
Today I am happy to say I'm an award winning Videographer and Photographer, author speaker, mentor and marketing innovator (I won Start Up Nation Top 100 Home Based Business for most Innovative).
I was in the process of writing a wedding planning book and then I got the call that changed it all.
A young mom called me crying and asking for help in starting a business and getting a website. She was desperate because she didn't want to go back to work and leave her baby.
That's when the light bulb went off.
For almost 30 years I've been doing what comes naturally to me. Answering that question of how to start and market a business.
My heart went out to her and I knew it was time to empower other women so I wrote my first book: "Sexy, Savvy and Successful! A Woman's Guide On How To Start a Business Gain Financial Freedom and Buy More Shoes!"
I had no idea writing that book would lead me to re-invent myself and become the Founder of The Mine System Of Learning but when other women kept asking me what their next step was I knew I had to create not only customized coaching but online business training courses to help them attain their dream.
Continuing to helping others on their journey I wrote my second book: "The Secret Equation To Attracting More Clients: Marketing+ P Factor+ Video =$$$$" This book helps entrepreneurs see the steps they need to take to stand out from the competition by using their unique personality and having their "voice" heard on multiple platforms.
Now I use my award winning Videography and Photography to help businesses produce brand awareness using the art of story telling, visual, video and content marketing strategies to tell their unique stories. These are the marketing messages that are used on multiple platforms so they can be seen and heard locally, globally,24/7.
My company is not a cookie cutter company and I know yours isn't either.
That's why I use my creative skills, knowledge and experience to help companies stand out from the competition and attract more clients/customers.
Marketing and branding was something I had to study long and hard in order to understand, learn and apply. Those were all valuable lessons that have made me the expert that I am today.
As my business grew my husband joined me and that's been one of the bonuses of owning my own business. How many people can say they have their best friend working along side them?
When I look back I remember how my dad built his business. It was by building business relationships. I believe that's something many businesses lack today.
It's also one of the reasons why I wrote The Secret Equation To Attracting More Clients. Businesses need to learn how to reach out to their ideal client.
My third book was just released: 101 Ways To Kick Your Marketing Into High Gear For Free Or Low Cost I realize that many businesses leave little in their budgeting for marketing. That's a huge mistake. There are tips in this book any business can benefit from.
Having written my three books has lead me to doing more speaking engagements and workshops helping other people who want to start or grow their business.
It's funny how life has it's many turns. I never expected to write my books and then have my business take a new and exciting direction by helping other businesses owners finds ways to market their business.
It's been an exciting journey and I invite you to join me as we take your business to new levels.
By the way are you wondering what happened to that young mom? Here's what she has to say, "I know my business is where it is today because of you. I didn't know the first thing about websites and I wanted to cry with delight when I saw what you created for me. That website and video you created for me continues to rank and pull in leads. My business is thriving and I even have my children involved! I can't thank you enough for your help and guidance. Your marketing strategies were spot on!"
Some of my accomplishments include:
Winner of Start Up Nation Top 100 Home Bases Business
Founder of Nelson Visual Productions
Weddings published in: DIY Bride, Kiss My Tule and the Florida Wedding Atlas
Contributor to Woman On Business
Contributor to Huffington Post
Contributor to Thrive Global
Contributor to SheOwnsit
Winner of Bride's Choice Award
Winner of TheKnot Best of Weddings
Be Savvy and Successful!
Toni Nelson - Marketing and Branding Entraineur, Award winning Videographer/Photographer