Follow along as I try this “Facebook-TM ad” thing

Published by Leita Crossfield on

(A Parody of “Dear Marketer, What If…” by

Dear stressed out, frazzled, overworked, underpaid, underappreciated woman:

—Life is precious.

—Have you ever thought about the amazing fact that each of us is unique

—here, on this planet, just at this one special moment in time?

And yet, do you feel like each time you make headway …

someone goes and dumps another truck-load of rocks on you?

It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’ve just swept the kitchen,

Or folded all the laundry,

Or washed every last window pane.

Just when you think you can sit down to relax. Crash.

The next thing you know, the kids are screaming in the back,

the toilet bowl overflows

the washing machine floods the basement

the dog throws up in the living room

and the chickens get out of their yard.

Some days it seems like you just can’t catch a break.

I’m sure you could add to this list.


Well let’s take a break for a moment.

Sit down right here, on this comfy couch. Take a deep breath.

Do you feel your shoulders relaxing, and that pain in your neck loosening up?

Now, imagine that load of boulders that you carry on your shoulders each day,

just drifting away.

What if you didn’t have to worry so much about money?

Would that take some of the burden off of your shoulders?

What dreams would you chase after then?

Life really is precious. So precious, and yet, where do all those moments go?

  As the great poet Mary Oliver asks:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”


We all have dreams and I would love to hear yours.

Ever since I was a little girl my dream has been to write.

I started a novel awhile back. It’s called Loving Ophelia.

I want to finish that novel and all the poetry writing projects I’ve started

—the ones I’ve had to put on hold.

I’m a single mom now….my son is nearly ready to finish high school.

Like so many women who have had successful careers,

I have found that jumping back into the job market isn’t as simple anymore.

—And I know I’m not alone.

Article after article I read tells about women struggling to make ends meet

—after a divorce.

—Or after a lay-off.

It seems all too common these days.


Let’s face it,

today the reality is that more and more women need ways to earn multiple streams of income.

For some, that means adding a side hustle to a full-time job, Like Tim Ferriss or Chris Guillebeau suggest.

For others it means finding a legitimate way to make money from home.

Most financial experts agree, owning a business provides a way to earn money,

while also providing many additional benefits.

Benefits such as freedom, tax advantages, and more.


Like many people, I have been researching and investigating online businesses recently.

It seems there are many of us who find ourselves starting over when we least expect it.

I’ve probably looked at dozens of business models and websites and attended numerous webinars,

looking into how to make money online in a legitimate way.

Many sites just make promises that are too big.

I’ve been a business owner and I know that starting and running a real business takes work.

I am skeptical of “get rich quick” schemes.

There really are no “push button” businesses or “passive” incomes.

Everything requires some amount of work. And that’s ok.

I would never want to see anyone invest their precious time or money into something that just goes nowhere.


I have always been a huge fan of systems,

like Michael Gerber’s business systems

so I understand how an online business uses technology to turn running a business into a system.

The real secret to it all is automation.

It’s amazing how technology can be your best friend,

Doing so many of those tedious business tasks

—so you can focus on making more money.


For many years, I helped small business owners market their businesses in the “old fashioned” way,

before the proliferation of all of these amazing online technologies.

When the Internet was just getting started, I helped businesses create a web presence.

I have seen how all of the online and internet technologies have changed and evolved over the years.

Now, there are so many opportunities to build an online presence,

Really, there is no better time than today to get started ….

there are now billions of people who are actually online looking for things ….

purchasing goods and services online. Back in the day, none of that existed yet.

So if you are searching for a real way to get an online business up and running

—to earn a little more money, or a lot,

It really is possible for women to reach their goals of financial freedom with flexible schedules.

Follow this link see my profile, and feel free to leave a comment if you have comments or questions. I’ll be happy to help.

I’d like to thank “B-rad, the most copied copywriter on Facebook™”

I didn’t copy his Brad’s ad, but I did use it as a reference. Like poetry, I created a sort of parody, inspired by his “Dear Marketer…What If” ad.

Essentially, I stole like an artist, as Austin Kleon would say.

I learned from watching Brad do his thing in his “Watch me create a new Facebook™ ad, get leads, and make it look easy…” video.










Dave Mabee · April 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Very well written, Dear wonderful, sweet, amazing woman.

    admin · April 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you. I appreciate that you read the post. Does it appeal to you? do you see anything that might need changed?

Dave Mabee · April 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

You could probably direct it to men, as well as women. Life in general is stressful for everyone and we have similar problems, many revolving around money, or the lack of. Maybe later you can find a way to present it to men too. So really no, I can’t find anything wrong with it.

Paul · April 8, 2017 at 12:13 am

Wow great motivation and valuable information….. You are a writer no doubt the way you presented the things really awesome…I wish you complete your novel and all the things are on hold…. Wishing you all success …..

    admin · April 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks, Paul. I appreciate that you took time to read my post and to comment. What kinds of things are you working on or have put on hold that you want to get back to doing?

Wenda · April 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

OMG Thank you! Wonderfully Energizing! Have an amazing day

    admin · November 8, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Thank you. How is your work going with your websites?

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