Saturday, April 26, 2008


Join us Friday June 6, 2008 – 1 PM Eastern Time (12:00 NOON Central, 1:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific) - this session has been rescheduled from MAY 2nd.

IS ANYONE READING YOUR BLOG? How to go from 0 to 2,000 subscribers in 3 months! Interview with Tina Sue of Think Simple Now

Tina Su is very passionate about Personal Development, Spiritual Growth and Photography. Working full time with as an experience designer and technical program manage, Tina is able to flex her creative muscles and with it lots of freedom & flexibility. She is also a professional photographer with her own studio in downtown Seattle.

On the side, Tina is the co-founder of an internet startup. She also consults part time critiquing websites on their ease of use. In 2006, Tina ran a very profitable ebay business selling wholesale women’s apparel.

To realize her vision of helping others on their personal development journey Tina Su started a little blog called Think Simple Now on September 27th, 2007 with zero experience in blogging, internet marketing or writing. By the time Christmas came, 3 months later, she had 2135 subscribers.

‘Think Simple Now’ focuses on finding clarity, motivation, productivity, creativity and happiness. Think Simple Now gives you simple steps towards positive change. She knows your time is valuable. The goal of Think Simple Now is to create practical and applicable articles aiming at making a positive contribution to your life.

To join us for this teleseminar/webinar event send a message to heidi (at) with "RSVP Tina Su" in the subject line. Instructions will be emailed to you.

Hope to see you there!

The Passion, Power and Potential of Blogging Interview

Join us on * Wednesday, April 30, 2008 (6:00 PM Eastern Time) (5:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Mountain, 3:00 PM Pacific)

The Passion, Power and Potential of Blogging from the Founder of PROBLOGGER – One of the Most Popular Blogs in the World with Darren Rowse (This session is a WEBINAR ONLY and not accessible via teleconference)

Darren Rowse is a full time Blogger making a living from this new and dynamic medium from blogs like Digital Photography School. In 2002 Darren stumbled upon an article about ‘Blogging’. He didn’t know it at the time but that moment changed his life. Within 24 hours of reading the article he had started his own Blog called Living Room - a personal blog where he explored issues of Pop Culture, Spirituality and Blogging ever since.

From the experience Darren has since started many other blogs. As his blogs have grown in popularity and generate income, his Blogging journey has taken him from a hobby (some would say an obsession), to a part time job through to a fully fledged business in recent times. Darren slowly built his blogging into a income source that has enabled him to dedicate more and more time to the medium to the point where he is now a full time blogger with ProBlogger.

In 2005 Darren embarked with three others on the biggest blogging project he’d ever done - b5media - a blog network that has hundreds of blogs written by hundreds of bloggers from around the world on a wide variety of channels/verticals. Darren is VP of Blogger training at b5media. Prior to blogging Darren had many interesting jobs including being a youth minister for his church. Darren will be joining us live from Melbourne, Australia.

To join us send a message to heidi (at) with "RSVP Darren Rowse" in the subject line. Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Women's Green Commerce Survey

You are invited to participate in our survey WOMEN'S GREEN COMMERCE: Purses, Peers, Posts and the Power to Move Green Markets. In this survey, you are asked to complete a survey that asks questions about Sustainable Lifestyle (green living). It should take LESS THAN 3 MINUTES to complete the questionnaire.

In exchange for being brave and letting us into your life, we’ll give you our list of more than 200 green resources we’ve collected just for you. This Directory consists of 31 pages of information, places and things to help you achieve your green lifestyle goals (personally and professionally). In addition, you will receive a link to the special report "Purses, Peers, Posts and the Power to Move Green Markets" by Mary Clare Hunt.

You will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to “win” a full page AD in the Summer Edition of WE magazine for Women. (Void where prohibited) No we won’t sell your information to the highest bidder, in fact, we’ll compile the info and share it with you. You’ll know what we know.

Remember, it’s WECAI (Women's eCommerce Association). Mary Clare Hunt of In Women We Trust will act as the facilitator. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential.

If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Heidi Richards at 954-625-6606 or by email at heidi (at)

Friday, April 18, 2008

WE Magazine for Women Tribute to Mother Nature

WE Magazine for Women Tribute to Mother Nature Spring Issue Hits the News Stands!

Well, the Internet News Stands, that is.
The Spring 2008 Issue is hot off the press and ready for you to read.In recognition of Earth Day 2008, this issue includes dozens of great articles including, “Ethical Business or Just a ‘Green Wash?,” ” How to Spend for a Better World,” “Did Someone Say Chocolate?” and “Dare to Be Prosperous!”

Here’s what some of our readers have to say:

“This is great! I've read every issue of WE Magazine for Women and I would recommend that everyone take a look at it.” Beverly Mahone, Enjoy Your Menopause –

“WOW, I couldn't stop reading. WE Magazine for Women is wonderful, Heidi. I'm so delighted to be a part of this awesome movement...women in the business of promoting women! Congratulations!” Bea Kunz, Sagehill Farms -

In addition, in this issue you will be taken on a wonderful journey to three locales around the globe that are walking the talk of Sustainable Living. You will meet the Earth’s Advocate, Mary Clare Hunt, and feel her desire to keep the world safe for generations to come! And eight outstanding Women on a Mission who are making a difference in their parts of the world.In fact, there are 64 pages filled with great content, information and inspiring stories.

To read the current issue visit: and see for yourself!

To read past issues, go to

We would love your comments and feedback!BTW, if when you are finished reading WE Magazine for Women, we invite you to take the Women’s Green Commerce Survey at (Lots of goodies when you do!)

Thanks for reading WE Magazine for Women and for passing it on to your family and friends,

Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How GREEN is Your Office?

How GREEN is Your Office? Thirteen tips to Sustainability by Heidi Richards

1. No more styrofoam! Instead use coffee mugs and drinking glasses made of glass or ceramic. Wash, rinse, reuse.

2. Buy recycled! Paper and plastic such as wrapping papers, writing papers, etc.

3. Mop it up! With a sponge or mop instead of paper towels.

4. Refill those water bottles with filtered water from your tap or the water cooler

5. Make it into Scratch! Paper that is! Use the backs of printed documents to jot down notes, in your fax machine and more.

6. Recycle those old manila file folders by relabeling them.

7. Reuse bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts and other packing materials you receive in shipments.

8. Use refillable pens instead of disposable pens.

9. Donate your magazines to local libraries and senior citizen centers.

10. Recycle newspapers.

11. Conserve energy by purchasing compact florescent bulbs. They use less energy and last years longer than incandescent bulbs.

12. Buy energy efficient appliances and machines such as copiers, faxes, etc.

13. Look for ways to create new uses for product scraps and methods for reducing waste

What are you doing to live the Sustainable lifestyle? We want to hear from you...

Take the Women's GREEN Commerce Survey and tell us. In exchange for your input, we will share our Directory of more than 200 Green Resources with you. And you will be entered into a drawing for a FULL Page ad in WE Magazine for Women.

Here's the link to send your friends to, too!

Thanks for your input!


Monday, April 7, 2008

eMonday Woman Erika-Marie S. Geiss, Freelance Writer & Editor

This month in eMonday News we had the pleasure to interview Erika-Marie S. Geiss - Freelance Writer & Editor

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a writer, editor and art historian with over a decade of experience in the publications field. I am originally from New York (where I was born), but my family moved to Massachusetts when I was nine. I grew up in the Boston area and attended Brandeis University for my undergraduate degree in developmental psychology and a minor in art and architectural history. After taking a brief educational hiatus between undergraduate and graduate schools to decide upon which discipline I would focus, I attended Tufts University for my master's in art and architectural history. I was a fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in what was then called the Dept. of European Paintings, where I worked on several exhibitions and publications including Van Gogh: Face to Face, Monet in the Twentieth Century and the North American tour of Monet, Renoir and the Impressionist Landscape, the latter of which I contributed several essays in the exhibition catalogue, which was my first official publication (under my maiden name).

When I was a graduate student, I also started freelance editing, and freelance editing eventually turned into a secondary profession when I developed Red Pencil Editing Services (RPES) in 2001. I have also taught at the University of New Hampshire in the Dept. of Art and Art History. In 2000, I left the MFA to become the Director of Education at the Rose Art Museum at my undergraduate alma mater, and was one of the youngest directors of education in a museum in the United States at the time. In 2003, new developments in my personal life led me to Michigan where I continued to run RPES and created a Web presence for it and took on new corporate and individual private clients. (Until then, RPES served the academic community primarily.) I also worked as a staff writer for the international publication Speak to Me and continued to work in the museum field, joining the curatorial team at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, where I worked on the museum's core exhibition And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History. During my tenure at the Wright, I also wrote The Passion of Christ (Publications International, 2004) a book about the history of Renaissance and Baroque art depicting the last 12 hours of Jesus' life. I left the Wright in 2005 because my husband and I were starting a family, and I wanted to be a work-at-home mom, devoting more of my professional time to my writing and running RPES.

I continue to run RPES; I am a copy editor for World Energy and World Energy Monthly Review and a contributing blogger at babiesonline. In late 2007 I added a subsidiary to Red Pencil Editing Services: theWAHMmagazine, which is the only digital magazine for work-at-home parents. I continue to write and blog professionally as well, and in the fall of 2008, my third book will be out, The Right Words for Any Occasion. I am also politically active on the local level, and sat as a Commissioner to my city's master plan steering committee. I am also an accomplished violinist, and a 37-year-old mother of one. My family is a blended one—my heritage being afro-Latino (Panamanian) of West Indian descent, my husband, Caucasian of Irish, English and German descent.

2. What would you say is your "claim to fame"?

Aside from writing The Passion, my claim to fame is probably theWAHMmagazine, which is the only digital magazine for work-at-home parents. I am its creator and editor-in-chief.

3. What do you enjoy most about your profession?

I enjoy the creativity of my field—both working with other creative minds and being able to flex my own creative muscles. In terms of editing, I enjoy being able to help people shape and hone their publications and manuscripts. I also enjoy the flexibility of my field. I can work pretty much anywhere and at any time of day. I set my own hours and as long as I am honest with myself, my family and my clients, there is rarely any conflict.

4. What are some of the trends you are noticing in your profession/industry?That might be a loaded question—and there are many trends that have converged simultaneously, and in some ways threaten to turn the field on its ear. The publication field has changed dramatically—for better and for worse in some respects. When I was in graduate school (and this is still true in academia), the phrase that was hammered into us was "publish or perish." This was especially true if you intended to stay in academia and pursue your Ph.D. For professional writers and editors, whether in academia or not, the phrase is still true as publications are our life-blood. There has also been such an influx of other avenues for becoming published (self-publishing and e-books for example) outside of the traditional methods of going through established publishing houses that some professional writers and editors wonder about how writers are ultimately perceived. (Recent issues in the news about plagiarism and outright lies haven't helped the industry either.) In many ways, it seems as if anybody can get a book or article published, especially if they want to go outside the traditional long-established process of querying and submitting proposals to agents, publishers or magazine editors. On the other hand, this added publications flexibility can be very good for those with good ideas and tightly written content to get their information published if they do not have the time (or aren't willing to put in the time) to go though the usual/traditional process, which can take quite a long time from conception to seeing your book on shelves, or article in print and is daunting for many. But, what will ultimately distinguish one writer from another is the content, how well-written the work is and the author's platform.

The question of whether print is dead also always comes up especially with respect to periodicals. I'm in a strange position, because I write for printed publications, write books and publish a magazine that is digital only and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Print is not dead, and I don't think that it ever will be—we're in no danger of becoming a Fahrenheit 451 society. There is still something quite delicious about the weight, feel and smell of a new book and the physical experience of turning the pages and curling up with it. You can't curl up with your laptop on a rainy day in quite the same way.

But, for periodicals while digital just may be the wave of the future print may not be dead—just in a state of transition. Analysts predict an increase in digital publications (beyond the PDF) especially as the technology for e-paper/e-readers becomes standardized across platforms over the next few years. As a magazine publisher, I can say with certainty that going digital cuts a publisher's overhead significantly—there are no printer costs and deadlines can be tighter, because you aren't also dealing with the printer's turn-around-time. And for those who are environmentally sensitive, it is a viable greener option for publication. You can also do more with new media in a digital publication. That's something that cannot be offered in print, and it means providing richer content on-line or in an e-paper reader without having to duplicate content on the Web. But until that universality occurs and is accessible to all income levels, periodicals—especially the dailies and weeklies—will still need to be printed on paper.

5. What is one thing that you think all writers need to know?

All writers need to know about the various options available to them as writers as well as the basic skills and rules of writing and publishing. Whether they choose a traditional route to publication or use one of the newer methods, writers need to still know the publications process and how to write properly. I've seen so many articles written (and by professionals in their field, but not professional writers) that are not edited well, are poorly formatted and full of grammatical errors and sentence structure surrealism. It's uncanny and a bit scary sometimes, because what happens is that people who are unskilled writers read articles written by professionals in their fields, they copy the style and what they see. That's not to say that they are plagiarizing, what they are doing is learning from unfortunate mistakes and then going out and producing SEO and keyword articles and perpetuating the mistakes that they see in-print and on-line. Everybody needs an editor. I have an editor—more than one, actually—because I know when I am too close to my work to be objective about it. Anybody who is planning to put something in print needs to recognize that too.

6. From where do you draw inspiration?

Inspiration comes from almost everywhere for me as both a writer and an editor. Little things that my son does and says, my husband, our family, memories, daily experiences, driving, smells, sounds, politics, the news—the list is endless. I am so much like a sponge, soaking in what life has to offer. It sounds overwhelming, I am sure, or scattered even to others, but really it's more about being receptive to my environment—truly listening, learning, watching, engaging in it. I keep a little voice recorder in the car, for when I have an anagnoresis, I keep a pen on me always, and stickies or a notebook as well. That way, when inspiration or an idea hits, I can jot it down quickly and transfer it to my "idea book" later, deciding if and when to flesh those ideas out.

7. What one thing would you like to learn this year?

Balance. I'm learning how to renegotiate the changing needs of my son's schedule and aptitude with my own professional schedule and plans. There is a steep learning curve with a child, especially one who is curious and engaged.

8. What are your personal/professional goals for the next 6 months, year?

Aside from working with my husband to keep our family happy and safe, my short-term goals are to take my editing business, freelance writing and the magazine to the next level; get more involved in some charitable causes that are important to me; actively promote the Right Words for Any Occasion; and finish my current work-in-progress, which I am keeping quiet about until the time is right.

9. What do you like to do for recreation?
I enjoy yoga, soccer, knitting, reading and gardening. I'm especially looking forward to getting into the dirt with my son, since this year, he'll be old enough to listen to me when I tell him not to eat the seeds or bulbs. I also love going to museums—with or without my husband and son. The occasional date night with my husband is also great—whether we're out dancing or playing Texas Hold 'Em with our friends.

10. What book(s) are on your nightstand?

What to Expect the Toddler Years, Good Night Moon, Guess How Much I Love You and whatever my son's favorite book of the week is (sense a trend?), and several of Vince Flynn's titles.

11. What is the one thing you would like readers to know about you? About your company?
I guess the one thing that I'd like readers to know about me is that I am always learning. The one thing that I want readers to know about my company is that Red Pencil Editing Services is where your prose is our passion as our tag line states and its subsidiary, theWAHMmagazine is poised to be a leader in publications for the work-at-home parenting community.

What Erika says about the Women's eCommerce Association:
Being a member of WECAI is tremendous because of the opportunities for networking with other women in business and learning from one another.

You can learn more about Erika at:

Red Pencil Editing Services:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fame and Fortune Fridayz™ April 4 10 AM to 3 PM

1st Fridayz™ - WEB 2.0 Networking for Women… Theme – “FAME AND FORTUNE” See how you can get a FREE copy of Kenneth Himmler's book Live Rich & Stay Wealthy-For Women Only

1st Fridayz™ returns this week – Friday April 4th and we have 3 exciting interviews scheduled!

They are:

10 AM Eastern Time: Kenneth Himmler, Author of Live Rich & Stay Wealthy-For Women Only

Kenneth Himmler, Sr. is a Wealth Management Coach that focuses his efforts on working with individuals that value a higher quality of life above anything else. This allows him to work primarily with people that have similar values and goals, which makes for a very mutually satisfying and long-lasting relationship.

Prior to establishing his Wealth Management Firm, Ken lived on his own at a very young age in Buffalo, NY. While putting himself through school he often wondered where his next meal would come from. Through his amazing self-confidence and self-determination, he has now managed to become one of the most sought after experts in tax strategies, cash flow, and investment strategies.

Along with being the CEO of IAM Wealth Management, Ken was the radio host of a live, syndicated program called, Live Rich & Stay Wealthy for ten years. He has also authored the financial column in four of the newspapers in the Tampa Bay area. In addition he also teaches financial courses at several colleges in Florida. You can visit Ken online at Live Rich & Stay Wealthy.

12 Noon Eastern Time: Cheree Warrick - How to Grow a Six-Figure Business in 12 months or less

Cheree Warrick is recognized her peers and business partners as “The Profit Partner.” By the time she was 26, she had helped buy and sell hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate. From that experience, Cheree joint-ventured with others to start a construction company and trash hauling company.

Cheree has not only started several companies, she has also helped her clients develop successful businesses. She helped one client earn $4500 within two weeks of hiring her and helped another client obtain three clients within three weeks of promoting his business.

2 PM Eastern Time: Judy Davids, Author of “Rock Star Mommy” and Founder of the MYDOLS Rock Group

Judy Davids was 42 when she picked up a guitar for the first time and decided to start a rock band, or make that, a “mom” rock band. Surprisingly, the one thing in her life that she didn’t consider herself to be an expert at made her famous. The Mydols, her band of four Midwestern housewives/mothers drew the attention of the national media and soon she found herself in the pages of the supermarket tabloid The Sun whilst shopping for Lunchables.

Her new book, “Rock Star Mommy” is a rallying cry for every woman who fondly recalls when she spent more time in mosh pits than “Mommy and Me” classes to adopt a rock ‘n roll attitude toward life. Based on Judy Davids’ experiences as a music fan, a mother, and the leader of one of the first “mommy” rock bands in the country, it tells the story of the Mydols’ path to success and the inspiration it gave Judy—and so many other moms—to embrace creativity and pursue their dreams. In Rock Star Mommy, Judy Davids tells her story — from using Manic Panic to dye her hair pink to donning a pair of go-go boots and hopping onstage to toting sound equipment around in her soccer mom minivan—and proves that making time to do what you love does not make you a bad parent, but a better, more fulfilled, and happier one. (Available March 25 wherever books are sold including

Ken has generously donated 50 copies of his book Live Rich & Stay Wealthy-For Women Only to attendees. That means the first 50 people to RSVP will receive a copy with our compliments.

1st Fridayz™ is FREE to attend if you are a CHARTER, ELITE or LIFETIME MEMBER of the Women's eCommerce Association, Int'l.
Attendee instructions will be sent once you RSVP or submit payment.

If you are a Basic Member (OR GUEST) and would like to attend, the cost is only $11 and can be paid via PayPal. When you RSVP, you will receive an invoice via email. Once payment has been confirmed, instructions to attend will be sent to you. You will also receive access to the audio files after the program, and in case you are unable to attend, you will the audio files and a copy of Ken’s book (for the 1st 50 people who RSVP) via mail.

FYI This event will take place in our Web Conference Room and via our teleconference bridge lines.

Be sure to RSVP to Heidi (at) with “1st Fridayz™ RSVP” in Subject Line.