All About Jen

Many people have asked me if I have a website they can refer to so they can learn more about me and what I do. I have to admit that it has taken a while for me to create one that actually addresses everything I do, so please consider this a work in progress as it is, but I want you to know who I am and how I can help you.

Writing

I started writing when I was very young, to be honest if I could have had a pencil and paper in the womb I would have started writing then. Writing, for me, was an escape and a therapy. I used it to deal with what life placed in front of me, at any given time, and make sense of it.

My first published piece was a poem I had written for my grandmother Moreland, who had passed away. I remember being at the wake and listening to everyone share memories and cry and try to find a reason to believe that she was in a better place. So I sat and wrote a poem. One day soon I will dig out the photo album that it is stuck in and post it here or on my writer blog. I will even take a picture of the awards I won for it and share them as well.

I used to want to be the next Stephen King. That was my goal. I loved his stories, I loved the way he wrote, I just thought he was a genius. I still am a fan today, all these years later.

I realized though that my talent is not in writing fiction. It isn’t that I can’t come up with a story, a fantastic plot and clincher ending. The problem is that I know the story in my head but can’t get it out on paper quick enough and with enough detail for the reader to get as involved in the story as I am. 😉

My answer to that, ghostwriting. I started ghostwriting for others that had a great idea, a time line, a story but they couldn’t come up with the words. Fortunately I have had success at ghostwriting, aside from thousands of pieces of web content and articles, there are five books that I was also commissioned to do.

I started a small ghostwriting company, and got to work… teach, a few very gifted and talented writers, one of which went on to become a published author (Kenny Soward). If you are looking for a way to get your debt under control I recommend his book Budget of Your Life. He used the techniques he teaches to get himself out of debt (thousands) in very little time. He just released his first fiction book Rough Magic (the first in a series). Both available on Amazon.

My point, I understand being a writer and the journey to becoming a published author.

Marketing

Part of my journey as a ghostwriter was working with a number of really smart people who wanted to teach me what they knew because they saw my potential. I credit Antonio Thornton and Frank Kern for being awesome mentors and teachers, especially Antonio, even when I doubted my talent he didn’t.

They taught me about internet marketing. Yes it has evolved a lot over the years but the one thing that remains constant is taking care of your customer. When I say customer here I am referring to the person you are trying to sell your product or service to. As long as you keep them at the forefront of what you are doing, making sure you are filling a need they have and doing it better than anyone else out there you will be fine.

Today it is difficult to be in business (entrepreneurs, small to mid size and large business alike) and NOT have a website, create engaging informative content and be involved on the social networks.

To be successful you really do need to have all three of those tools in your toolbox BUT you also need to know how to use them the right way.

I have worked with clients that want to hear what I am saying but not listen to how to do it effectively because they think you can “Fix it later.” No no no. Do it right the first time so you don’t tick off potential or current clients, so you don’t waste money or time and you can achieve the goal you want.

I can help you do that. Either by creating a plan for you to follow, or creating a plan and implementing it for you.

Health/Fitness

Just as a side note, I am also a fitness and health coach. I believe that in order to live a fulfilled life and find the success you are truly after you need to take care of your mind and your body. No worries, I won’t go into great depth on that here. I will just give you a link to my site that is all about Health and Fitness and how I can help with that.

Why Work With Jen

Probably the most important question.

Simple answer, your success is what is important to me. Yes I know, most consultants/marketing people will tell you that. “Hey I want you to be successful,” and then they give you a plan that has worked pretty well for other people and they try to make you fit into that mold.

I don’t use a cookie cutter approach. I will listen to you, and ask questions and we (together) will actually define what it is you really want. What is important to you, and I will create a plan to get you there.

Look Facebook is great, but it isn’t the only way or always the best way to reach your target customer. Maybe you hate doing video because you don’t want to be in front of the camera, there are ways around that.

Success (regardless of if you are an author or a business) requires branding (exposure) and marketing. It is strategic, and in today’s world the guidelines are always changing.

I believe in transparency and commitment. Working with me you will know what I am doing, there will be a contract, and frequent contact. Once you sign a contract with me you are given all ways to communicate with me, and I can provide referrals from past and current clients that will tell you I return emails and phone calls impressively quick.

So, enough about me, well if you still want to know more send me an email (jenshakeel@gmx.com) and let’s talk about how I can help you get to where it is you really want to be. 🙂

Don’t care for email… 858.707.5048 (call or text) all messages will be returned within 24 hours. Just make sure you leave your name, number, time zone and what you need help with.

Find me here as well:

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