The Solo Entrepreneur’s journey through Stress and Success with Andrea Beltrami (by Margherita Crystal Lotus)

lmdaDobH (1)In this 76th episode of Connections Forum, we will explore what a Soloprener’s journey is about. It looks so easy to see the successes but to uncover the different steps taken to that success is most often hidden. Come see for yourself if you are a soloprenour wanting more business success. Andera or Dre, is a Visual Strategist & Branding Stylist for Solopreneurs.
This episode airs on Thursday July 16 at 2 pm EST:

About Andrea:

Hey my name’s Dre and I’m a full time visual strategist & designer!  I’m a graduate of the school of life, with a minor in lofty dreams and a major in dysfunctional independence.  I’ve learned most of what I know through an arduous process known as ‘learning the hard way’ (I bet you’re an alumni too, huh?!)I use all of the above to help solopreneurs create a vision for their voice.

“I help them create visual content that conveys their passion, purpose, personality and voice.  I love helping newbies, solopreneurs and small business entrepreneurs at my blog: The Branded Solopreneur, where I deliver content focused on strategies, tips, resources and tools for branding, design and visual marketing mastery.”

I’m all about building relationships, starting meaningful (and entertaining) conversations and connecting with other salt of the earth types that share my love of humor and entrepreneurial ventures. I believe magic can happen over a virtual happy hour (bottoms up!) and I haven’t found a better place than G+ to do just that!

Tough Love Time: These days people have a disjointed sense of why branding and visual marketing is so important, so I feel obliged to set the record straight! Here’s the thing…if your brand is instantly recognizable you won’t need to create all that noise on social media.

Best Advice:

The best advice I can give you to get you started is to 1.) Define your branding guidelines to create a consistency and cohesiveness in your content 2.) tackle one social platform at a time 3.) invest your time in learning the idiosyncrasies of that platform 4.) consistently create and engage in meaningful and valuable conversations AND 5.) personalize your content to that platform.  If you follow this recipe you’ll be amazed at how quick you gain traction!

Let me break it down: 90% of the information our brains process is visual.  Soooo, it’s no surprise that online success REALLY boils down to…a pause. You need to move people in a way that intrigues them enough to want to learn more. You need to be that moment that catches their attention. That “thing” they stop long enough to take notice of. And what is it that’s causing them to pause?

You guessed it, visual content! Circle me and become a member of the Solopreneur Society to get a free copy of ‘A Solopreneur’s Quick & Dirty Guide To Branding’, along with tips on how to create wildly successful visual content and learn how to leverage that content to propel your brand recognition and success online. Your success will thank you for it.

If your suffering from ‘holy cr*p this branding shiz is over-friggin-whelming’…I’ve got the medicine to cure even the most wicked case. Enter…my one-on-one Branding Mentorship!

imagesHere’s the skinny: It’s one-on-one time with me as we take a deep dive into your brand. The end result is a list of EXACTLY what you need to do to propel your brand into instantly recognizable status. Another words, getting my ninjaesque branding eyeballs all over your stuff, resulting in a crystal clear action plan you can follow. Can you say, brand propelling mode ACTIVATED?!

And if you’re looking for a hand holding course to walk you through how to build your brand, I’d highly encourage you to signup for the waiting list {those folks are getting first dibs, insanely discounted pricing and a super awesome bonus} for my upcoming course, Badass Branding For Solopreneurs. That will be coming in soon, so stay tuned. Enough about me!  While I throw a cocktail down the hatch I’d love to hear about you… how can I help?

What Type of Circles You Should Put Me In: Visual Marketing, Branding, Digital Marketing, Image/Video Creation, Visual Content Tips, Online, Success, Solopreneur/Self-Employment Tips, What I Normally Share on G+

Tips on: Visual Marketing, Content Marketing, Branding Strategies, Content, Repurposing Tips, Inspiration & Motivation Unique to the Solopreneur’s Journey, Funny videos and images other shiz.  Bragging rights: I’m fluent in English AND Sarcasm! 🙂

Learn more about Andrea: Check it out Here!

About Connections Forum:

Connections is a Forum for Relationships, Expression and Healing. We normally broadcast on Google Hangouts On Air on Thursdays 10 am EST, 4 pm CET.

Connections offer talks, interviews and short miniseries on relevant topics within the basic human interactions.    The nature of human communication is to convey what we want to express, but may be blocked by obstacles across gender and cultural barriers. That is why we have decided to focus our weekly show on Relationships, Expression and in-dept discussions on how to deal with or heal these issues, which arises for most people sooner or later.

Your hosts:

Margherita Crystal LotusMargherita Crystal Lotus   is an intuitive Mentor/Healer, Author, Creative Artist and Consciousness Explorer. Margherita helps stressed and overwhelmed professional women overcome emotional turmoil, and recover their authentic self, and be happy and confident. She is the author of: The Crystal Lotus Handbook – An Essential Guide to Crystals. She runs a Private Healing Retreat in Kingston Ontario, Canada where she receives her clients. Visit Margherita’s website:

DSC_9443Heidi (+Adelheid Hörnlein )  is from she is a transformational coach, relationship counsellor and a voice therapist, who works with people who don’t feel yet fully realised in their life. She helps them to explore their full potentials and to live a deeply fulfilling happy life in love and joy. She is also the founder of Paradiso Integrale, a non-profit cultural association, a virtual and a physical space in Italy where she welcomes you as a guest and with Mark, her husband, and holds retreats and courses, live and online.

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