Sep 182014
Beginning Social Media 101: Here’s an overview: Do you have accounts on Facebook and twitter, and wonder what all the fuss is about? It seems a big time waster to you, but since everyone is talking about Social Media, how can they all be wrong? They can’t all be wrong. And the statistics can’t be wrong either. To quote statistics from Socialnomics, 1 out of 8 couple who married last year met through some form of Social Media. 96% of Generation Y are on at least one social network. Facebook added 100n million users in less than 9 months. Even more shocking, if Facebook were a country, Read more [...]
Jul 152014
Oh what a great article, with all the sites that professionals of all types should know about, try, and use...  From  "With an endless number of sites, tools, and resources out there, how do you know what’s worth your time? Well, we know just how busy you are, so we did the legwork for you and found 99 websites that’ll add value to your life and your career, guaranteed. "From productivity advice to places to go when you need a distraction, these sites will change the way you do things, inspire you, and, well, generally just blow your mind."   READ MORE Enjoy!     Read more [...]
Mar 062014
  Here is an interesting take on the whole thing, from The Social Media Hat. I have been telling my clients for some time now that I'm not sure Facebook pays off for business anymore. So have a read of this and see if you agree?     Click here for the Social Media Hat article, "Why You Should Opt Out of Facebook Advertising."           Read more [...]
Feb 242014
How we interact on Social Media changes constantly, and what is acceptable behavior seemed to be morphing as well.  You don't want to push too hard, post too much, look spammy or self-promoting... I tell my clients to err on the side of "less is more" but you need to be visible.  But how do you find the right middle ground? Here is a very good article on behaviors to avoid in the world of Social Media: Thanks to Smart Blog on Social Media: Q&A:  Here is an excerpt:   "I was happily surprised that all the things that were annoying me about social media were annoying other Read more [...]
Jan 132014
Wondering about Twitter's favorite button? Using it willy-nilly and hoping it might get you noticed, and aid your business in some way? There is a very helpful article here, all about the Favorite Button, from Media Bistro (they so often do provide useful info!)  Check it out! 5 Ways to Use twitter's Favorite Button "We’ve written before about how to use favorites, but since these little yellow stars pack quite a powerful punch, we’ve rounded up five more ways to use favorites, as recommended by real Twitter power users...." READ MORE       Read more [...]
Jan 022014
Nearly 50% of Business Leaders Plan to Increase Budgets for Social Media for 2014              I'm not surprised. A recent survey from StrongView, a marketing solutions provider, showed almost half (46%) of business leaders surveyed plan to increase their spending on social media this year.  It has been moving in this direction steadily over the last 10 years – when was the last time you used a real Yellow Pages? Exactly.   Read more of this survey, from the recent article in Business Insider.                Read more [...]
Nov 222013
I am using (and enjoying) Facebook less and less. I am not alone. Check out this thoughtful article from The New York Times, called "Still on Facebook but Finding Less to Like?" Younger FB members are checking their accounts less often, and of course, they are the adults of the future. Does this mean in ten years or so Facebook may be relegated to the older user? Still a huge market, but definitely a change. Personally, Facebook has become an irritating experience. I have stopped strongly promoting Facebook as a powerful networking and marketing avenue for my new clients, unless they already Read more [...]
Nov 062013
Several of my clients are thinking of trying InfusionSoft. I have not used it yet, but some people do rave about it. Expensive, perhaps, but maybe worth it. So, I having been reading reviews,  and ramping up for a trial. This is the best review I found, from TechHusband. Check it out on TechHusband here, written by Forest Linden: Learn more... "In my private tech consulting sessions, I end up spending a lot of time talking about Infusionsoft, since many folks are interested in using it. They continue to grow as a company, thanks in part to a very large round of investment money they’ve Read more [...]
Oct 202013
My clients ask me why I love WordPress. This can be a long answer, but I will try to make it short and sweet: It is the BEST! OK, now seriously.... lol ~ It is user friendly, easy to learn and easy to maintain ~ It is the way websites seem to be going: you do not need to learn html to create one, but you can still have a flashy, professional site ~ There are many many great themes (templates) and plugins available ~ Support is very good for WordPress, as it's use/popularity is so vast ~ You can have control of your own site and save money ~  It is a free, open source platform ~  Read more [...]
Oct 052013
Many of my clients dive into the hefty job of writing their own book. And what a journey that is!  Just when you've finished the actual writing, editing, and proofing the document, then you must tackle the "Do I publish myself or wait for six months just for replies from publishers and agents, if I get one at all?" (Does that question seem just a tiny bit weighted by my opinion?) THEN, when you've made that decision and navigated the minefields of formatting, book cover graphics and text, etc., then you have to think about MARKETING. But you are pooped. Take a little break, then dive back in, Read more [...]