A Nifty Tool to Schedule Pinterest Pins

A Nifty Tool to Schedule Pinterest Pins

Out of Control on Pinterest If you’re like me, as a newbie on Pinterest I didn’t realize that my pinning sprees were swamping the Pinterest feed. I was having fun and on a roll.  Then I read an article about the 10 most common mistakes people make on Pinterest and BOOM! It hit me. This […]

Control Your Own Online Marketing

Control Your Own Online Marketing

Many of my business clients want to control their own WordPress website. They’ve been told that WordPress is easy, and it is, but there’s more than that to online marketing. 3 Learning Steps to Online Marketing No matter your business or industry, today’s online marketing requires 3 skills. I teach these 3 skills to local […]

Successful Blogging

Successful Blogging

I wanted to share this from one of my successful blogging students, Jessica Burgess, who blogs at Fantabulosity. Jessica tracks her Alexa ranking, which is only one of many ways to track a website’s influence and popularity. Alexa ranks all the websites in order based on traffic, so a really popular website would have a […]

You Can Learn to Blog!

You Can Learn to Blog!

What Does It Take to Learn to Blog? It takes one thing. You have to WANT to. Sure there’s a bit of a learning curve, but it isn’t “rocket surgery”! Everyone starts off small and learns one small bit at a time. I have 2 pieces of advice that together will guarantee your success as […]

How To Use Google Search to Your Advantage

How To Use Google Search to Your Advantage

Use Google Search to Stay Ahead of Your Competition. There’s no doubt that we trust our peers for insight, advice, and of course for hot tips on the next big thing. Google Social Search taps into this behavior by searching relevant publicly-accessible content from your social circle, a set of online friends and contacts. What […]

12 Tips for Beginner Bloggers

Maybe you’ve decided to start a blog but you’re just not sure how to get started. Whether you plan to blog for your business or on a personal blog, here are 12 tips to take you from blog idea to blog to success. Choose Your Topic 1. Choose a broad topic to draw a larger […]

The Secret to How to Sell With Social Media

The Secret to How to Sell With Social Media

Social Media is an Important Tool to Increase Sales for your Business Social media is many things. It’s a fantastic business building tool. It’s a great networking and learning tool. And, when used correctly, it can be a good selling tool, but there’s a secret to doing it correctly. Here’s how to sell with social […]

Will You Use the Free Getty Stock Photos?

Will You Use the Free Getty Stock Photos?

Getty stock photos are now available free to everyone and bloggers will be thrilled. But is it really as great a deal as it sounds? Mashable’s article explains what Getty is doing, but there are some deeper questions, as you’ll see in the comments below the Mashable article. What if…? When I buy an image […]

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate Leads

Curated Content: Melonie Dodaro on Social Media Examiner has written a really helpful article about how to use LinkedIn to grow your business and generate leads. Every social media platform requires unique marketing strategies, and Melonie tells us the best strategies to use with LinkedIn. Most people ignore the tags in LinkedIn, but tags are […]

How to Discover Your Online Niche

How to Discover Your Online Niche

In the online world, the word niche refers to a specific, targeted subject or topic.  A market is a broad category, such as health or travel, but a niche is a narrow subset of the broad category, such as a blog or website about low-carb recipes or cruise vacations. Having a niche is the key […]

20 Tips On Blog Writing

20 Tips On Blog Writing

After brushing up your writing skills by reading articles and blog posts about blog writing, wouldn’t it be nice to have all those tips summarized in one short space? That’s exactly what this ProBlogger article gives you. Quick tips! Twenty one-liner tips to summarize all of the material you’ve been collecting on making great blog […]

Set Goals That Actually Make Sense

Set Goals That Actually Make Sense

In the past I’ve set goals that I didn’t meet.  I bet you have, too! Business goals can help you drive yourself, your business and your employees further. With well-defined goals, everyone on your team will know what to shoot for and how to get there. With poorly defined goals, your business will struggle to […]

Beat Out Your Local Competitors By Marketing on the Internet

Beat Out Your Local Competitors By Marketing on the Internet

Local businesses can get an edge on their competitors by taking advantage of online marketing. Today, the internet is one of the most competitive and coveted marketing spaces in the world. Virtually everyone in your target market is going to be on the internet. Not everyone listens to radio or television, but just about everyone […]

Getting Prospects To Do What You Want

Getting Prospects To Do What You Want

Have you ever wondered why prospects respond to some marketing efforts but not to others? This Econsultancy article gives seven tips on getting prospects to do what you want. Compelling Examples and Statistics Prove the Point With compelling examples and statistics, this article tells how rhyming slogans and testimonials are great ways to get prospects […]

Infographic on How We Consume Content

Infographic on How We Consume Content

Check out these amazing facts on how we consume content from brands with this infographic by Zmags!

The Benefits of Google Plus and Google Authorship

The Benefits of Google Plus and Google Authorship

With the latest changes in the way Google ranks organic search results higher than densely keyword rich content, you may find great benefit utilizing the features of Google Plus and Google Authorship. This Marketing Pilgrim article explores what Google Plus and Google Authorship do and how they may or may not support your marketing efforts. […]

Google Business Photos

Increase Traffic to Your Site and Store with Google Business Photos One of Google’s latest creations is the introduction of Google Business Photos. It is a virtual presentation of your place of business in a panoramic 360 degree picture found in search, your Google+ page or in Maps. You also have the option of embedding […]

Stay Focused On Your Core Business

Do you Really Need Another Marketing Channel? It would be nice to get an unlimited marketing budget, staff to go around, and plenty of time to carry out new and speculative marketing initiatives, but I think it’s safe to say that most small businesses aren’t floating in that boat. That means it is very important […]

Video Marketing: Worst Practices

Video Marketing: Worst Practices

How NOT to Do Video Marketing. Hasn’t everyone and their Mom told you that video marketing is a snap, and you should get going like, yesterday? While part of that is true, plunging into the deep end without understanding some of what lies below the water might be hazardous to your wealth! Sitepoint offers a […]

5 Tips for Effective Content Marketing

5 Tips for Effective Content Marketing

Attract Visitors With Content Marketing. Content marketing suffers from a lack of trust. According to ContentPlus, 70 percent of consumers prefer learning about a company via the content on their site versus ads, but still companies spend far more on advertising than on content creation. This is likely because content marketing results take more time […]