• Social Media,  Social Networks

    I’ve Got A Social Strategy For You

    Social media is simple. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. I get asked a lot about my social strategy, and I’ve created social strategies for lots of brands and businesses. Through all of it I’ve realized one thing, and its a great social strategy for you: Be yourself, be human, be relatable. Social is not about tricking people into liking you or retweeting you, or following. It’s simply about being social. Get it? One of the most common misconceptions about social media: One of the most common misconceptions about doing social media for business is that you can only talk about your business or your industry. I’m sorry but if you’ve…

  • Business,  internet marketing,  Social Networks

    Why Marketing Yourself Works

    Someone once told me, “Focus on marketing your brand, keep yourself out of it.” This of course was after a conversation where I dished all about my plans to market myself on the internet. Although I took this matter-of-fact information as kind of a knock to my pride it didn’t deter me. I noticed a trend in the industry-people were just being themselves. (What a thought). When I visited sites I loved I noticed that instead of people pretending they had a huge corporation, they simply shared as themselves. I saw pictures of the people who owned these sites, some even shared family photos, I knew their name, I felt…

  • Blogging,  internet marketing,  Social Media,  Social Networks

    How To Use Social Media To Grow Your Blog

    Let’s get down to business. You want to grow your blog?  Let me show you how to use social media to do just that. The term social media annoys me a bit.  Maybe it’s because I don’t believe in it anymore.  No, I’m not saying that I am anti- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Pinterest.  What I’m saying is- it’s just the freaking internet. Social media is of no use without a blog, a blog is no use without social media, and well, organic search is becoming more and more social.  It’s not social media- it’s the internet. Now that I’ve said that let’s get down to how you can…

  • Blogging,  Business,  internet marketing,  Social Media,  Social Networks

    Sell Yourself: How To Market Yourself And Why You Should Start Yesterday

    I’m usually busy talking about the principles of blogging, social media, or my latest obsession social influence, but the last few weeks I have had one thing on my mind-selling myself. It’s made me wish I’d embraced this principle long ago and is why I am now talking about how to market yourself and why. And yes, I mean getting paid to provide a service. Now before I really get into this, I want to make it very clear who I am talking to. You see I’m talking to EVERYONE here, not just business owners, bloggers, or writers- YOU need to get this! In this economy and this digital age…

  • Blogging,  Business,  Social Media,  Social Networks

    Women In Business: What It Takes To Run A Successful Online Business

    Women are making waves online.  Are you one of them?  Women in business is becoming increasingly popular. The emergence of blogging and social media has made it possible for women entrepreneurs and create new businesses doing exactly what they want to do. Why?  Because women are naturally social.  Women love to connect, and women love to nurture.  And that is exactly what you need to create and grow an online business. What does it take to run a successful online business? It takes heart. First and foremost. What are your motives? connecting and socializing being a resource and helping making money online If the third choice is you, then you…