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Sep
28

Social Media Strategies

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Emails often live and die by their subject lines. A great subject line motivates prospects to open the message, while an uninspired one means they won’t read a single word.

The email subject lines on this list fall into the second camp. They’re presumptuous, annoying, misleading, and confusing — sometimes, all of the above. If reps want their buyers to actually click “open,” they should avoid these lines like their quota depends on it.

Read more: 14 Overused Sales Email Subject Lines Your Prospects Are Sick of Reading via Hubspot

19 Social Media Content Tools That'll Speed Up Your Content Creation

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.

You don’t just need to think about what types of content you’re going to create, but also how you can customize your social media posts for each platform.

Read more: 19 social media content tools that’ll speed up your content creation via Buffer Social

How to Measure the Impact of Social Media on Your Business

Do you struggle to measure the impact social media has on your business?

Not sure what, how, or where to track important social media data?

It can be easy to focus on the “doing” part of social media… crafting posts, designing graphics, scheduling, and so many other tasks that keep us busy, but not productive.

That’s why it’s critical to look at what’s working and adjust what’s not.

Read more: How to Measure the Impact of Social Media on Your Business via Rebekah Radice

 

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You’ve gone to all the work of creating posts for your blog and Facebook, but they never seem to really go anywhere, just sitting there without any comments, likes or shares.  A VERY frustrating place to be considering how hard you worked on those posts! Hours of thought and preparation go into each of your posts, deciding how to serve your customers and clients in the best way possible. It can be so heartbreaking when you post them, sit back and wait BUT nothing happens.  I remember being reduced to tears in the beginning before I understood what it took to REALLY get the post out there.

Social bookmarking is a way to make that happen!

Social Bookmarking With HeartWhat exactly is Social Bookmarking you might ask? Wikipedia tell us;

A social bookmarking service is a centralized online service which enables users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents.[1][2] Many online bookmark management services have launched since 1996; Delicious, founded in 2003, popularized the terms “social bookmarking” and “tagging”. Tagging is a significant feature of social bookmarking systems, enabling users to organize their bookmarks in flexible ways and develop shared vocabularies known as folksonomies.

If you’re like 1,000’s of other you have taken a look at some of these sites and almost immediately went into overwhelm.  It happens to all of us at some point. The easiest way to decide which sites are best for your business is an extremely good understanding of your ideal customer and/or client. With that information in hand you can take a look at these top 15 sites recommended here and decide which ones suit your needs the best.

Ask the following questions;

  1. Does the site have lots and lots of traffic?
  2. Are the people who are already there representative of my ideal client or customer
  3. Is my niche represented?

You can check out each site on Alexa to uncover where they fit in will all the other sites on the internet. When you go to each site check out what’s already been posted, the categories and or topics. The sites all have the “Search” function to make that easier for you.

* instapapercontent_tree
* scoop.it
* App.net
* Bitly
* Delicious
* StumbleUpon
* Feedspot
* Pocket
* Slashdot
* Diigo
* Folkd
* deviantART
* LinkaGoGo
* Newsvine
* Reddit
* Digg

Add your content to the mix on each of the sites you select, be sure that your content is relevant with quality high enough to attract attention. Remember to invest time in good titles as that is what will catch people’s attention. You want people to “bookmark” your content, just like they would have bookmarked a place in a book.

Social Bookmarking

You Want People to Bookmark Your Content!

One of the sure fire ways of have a post go viral is getting the post in front of all of the right people.  With all of the social bookmarking sites available today this has become a lot easier.  However, it is a lot of work.  You will have to maintain minimal presence on each site and the worst thing you can do is only post your own content.  Remember, it’s social!  Share content from others, be selective, pick the content you believe your audience would enjoy.  Provide value and become that trusted source, in the long run it is well worth the effort.

Next week my post will be about some of the tools you can use to make your Social Bookmarking even easier.

My favorite tool is Syndwire!

Stay tuned, if you love the idea of Social Bookmarking I’ll have a new product for you shortly! I will explain the ins and outs, how to do it right and a few shortcuts I’ve learned along the way.

If your challenged with creating enough content to effectively use Social Bookmarking to your best advantage check out my latest product called Content Creation Like A Pro, it is still available at the super low introductory price

Pinterest, Scrapbooking on Steroids

Pinterest, Scrapbooking on Steroids

Pinterest caught my interest about two months ago.  I have been a scrapbooker for years but lately as I really concentrate on building the business I have not had much time to complete any of my scrapbook projects.

Then along came Pinterest.  Personally I love it!

Go to Pinterest.com and request an invite, it may take a few days to receive your invitation but it will come.

Pinterest Invitation

“Pinterest is a virtual pinboard to organize and share the things you love.”

Pinterest consists of “Boards” similar to bulletin boards where you post pictures of things that interest you, like, have a passion for, helps your business and many many more reasons.

Once your invitation arrives get in there and set up your boards. You don’t have to set them all up right away, new ideas will come to you as you see the “pins” of others. The basics they provide are an excellent way to get started.

I have found the easiest way to pin is to install the “Pin it” button on my tool bar. Here is a video that shows you just how to do that;

If you’re like me and use Firefox here is that version too;

Once you have the button so nice and hand right up there on the toolbar it makes it so quick and easy to share the content your find interesting, worthwhile and or funny!

Be sure to add the Pinterest buttons to your website, that way people can easily share your great information!

Happy Pinning & once you’re on please do connect with me Carla On Pinterest

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Mar
11

Another Great Job from Fiverr

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Have you ever been in a hurry to have something created for a project?

I wanted a graphic created yesterday, sound familiar?  🙂

Or maybe you just can’t wait to have someone “dance to 2 minutes of any song of your choice in a hot dog costume for $5”

But Wait, what about?
“dance for one minute to your song in a panda costume and VIDEO it for $5”

These are just a couple of projects that you can have done for you for ONLY $5.00 on Fiverr.

I personally have used Fiverr for a number of graphics projects and realized that I could serve you even better by sharing this great resource.

You can have many, many small jobs done for you.  Some are wild and crazy (good for those affiliate videos) others are just plain awesome.

I had the cover graphic for my Facebook personal profile created by Nolan Rennie on Fiverr, then when it was time to have the cover created for the Butterfly Networking Facebook page I went right back to him.  Check out his work by clicking on the links.  For only a $5.00 investment I believe I will be changing my cover often.

If you have used Fiverr before I would love to hear about Another Great Job from Fiverr that you experienced.  What did you have done?

Do you have anyone you too can recommend?  Please share. 🙂

 

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