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5 Reasons You Should Stop Shortening URLs

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“A recent paper by Cornell Tech researcher Vitaly Shmatikov and independent researcher Martin Georgiev demonstrated that shortening URLs  can have serious privacy consequences. Because shortened URLs are so short, they are vulnerable to brute-force scanning, meaning that attackers can guess multiple shortened URLs and read all of the working ones. The researchers looked at Microsoft MSFT -0.95% OneDrive and Google GOOGL -0.51% maps URLs shortened using bit.ly. They found that shortened URLs shared on a cloud service are effectively public. In the case of Microsoft OneDrive, they’re vulnerable to malware injection as well.

“In the case of cloud-storage services such as Microsoft OneDrive, this not only leads to leakage of sensitive documents, but also enables anyone to inject arbitrary malicious content into unlocked accounts, which is then automatically copied into all of the account owner’s devices. In the case of mapping services, short URLs reveal addresses and—via easy cross-correlation with public directories—identities of users who shared directions to medical facilities (including abortion, mental-health, and addiction-treatment clinics), prisons and juvenile detention centers, places of worship, and other sensitive locations; enable inference of social ties between people; and leak other sensitive private information,” the researchers concluded.

Although Google has responded by lengthening URLs and blocking automated scanning and Microsoft no longer allows OneDrive users to share files using shortened URLs, previously shared links are still live, and the exposed data is still vulnerable. But the fact that private shortened URLs could become public is not only reason not to shorten URLs. There are others.”

I had no idea that shortened URLs could be so problematic and dangerous. There is also the idea that some folks could get angry at a misleading title to a link.

This article goes on to explain that twitter now automatically shortens your URLs so no need to do that for Twitter anymore.

“Shortening URLs used to help you save precious characters on Twitter, but this is no longer the case. ALL URLs are now altered to 23 characters.

TL;DR: Using the full URL promotes honesty, transparency, and good digital hygiene. Posting shortened URLs does the opposite.”

You can read the rest of this excellent article here.

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$5,000 In 30 Days

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What Would You Do?

  1. What Would You Do If You HAD to Succeed?
  2. What if you lost your job?
  3. What if you lost all your savings or had none?
  4. What if there were no government services to turn to?
  5. What if you simply HAD to succeed and there was no plan B?

What would you do?

The Question

$5k In 30 Days takes on the question of no plan B, you have to succeed and asks the top people in SEO, YouTube video and Facebook marketing what they would do if

  • They had NO list
  • No body of work to drive SEO or time to wait for SEO to work
  • No big advertising budget.

As I understand it, the question was asked what would you do if you had to generate $5,000 to save someone’s life.

The Best Answered The Question

The ones they put the question to are the best of the best in MLSP at what they do.

They cover:

  1. SEO
  2. Facebook Marketing
  3. Videos for YouTube

They were asked what you would ask if you could sit down with them and pick their brain, notebook, pen and recorder in hand.

The Question was:

“If your son, daughter, wife, husband, sibling, or loved one was diagnosed with terminal cancer and you had to generate $5,000 with your business in the next 30 days so that you could buy the antidote or else, how would you do it if…

You had to:

  • start all over from scratch
  • you had NO list
  • you had NO JV partners
  • you had NO previous success
  • you had NO real budget for marketing, NOTHING!

How would you guarantee you make $5,000 in the next 30 days with YOUR business?!”

And then we hit the record button

Then came the Magic

It was like Dumbledore, Glenda the Good Witch of the West and Video Merlin all showed up at the same time to bless the one (you) destined for success with the magic, the ring, the key to his or her hidden future.

They were:

  1. Rob Fore
  2. Mark Harbert & the Bluesman of MLM
  3. Michelle Pescosolido

Rob Fore, the SEO magician who seems to show up on page one of Google’s search pages no matter WHAT keyword you enter shows you how to rank and get traffic WITHOUT having to wait on SEO to work. While SEO is number one in his mind, her admits it takes time and proceeds to show you how he got around it when he needed to. Rob is the best guy in SEO in your niche; you need to hear what he has to say.

Mark Harbert and the Bluesman of MLM show you how to make videos for YouTube with simple equipment that will take advantage of Google’s desire to rank YouTube videos over others. Again, they are widely recognized as being the best at what they do.

Michelle Pescosolido, aka the Facebook Queen, (best FaceBook marketer alive) shows you how to take even the tiniest of budgets and make it stretch until you can generate enough revenue to grow you budget. Just my opinion, but this seems to perhaps be THE fastest way out of broke if you have even the smallest of budgets.

Why do I think that?

  1. SEO takes time, videos rely to some extent on SEO, and ads only charge you if they generate traffic.
  2. Traffic is how you get PAID.
  3. Unless you have traffic, even the very BEST converting funnel is wasted.
  4. The funnels are PROVEN.
  5. Traffic is the ANSWER.

These are mastermind videos that will change the way you think about marketing forever. For the price of these interviews, you would be absolutely insane to not PICK UP THESE INTERVIEWS RIGHT NOW and add them to your digital training library.

The following bonuses are included. If you are serious about laying the foundation of an online business and building your brand quickly, you need to click here and check this out.

BONUS #1) Bluesman’s Keyword Research Secret Weapon – an intense 2-hour training where Frank Marino’s 100% FREE tool that tells you if your videos will rank for specific keywords before you even get started. ($297 Value)

BONUS #2) Mark Harbert’s Sneaky Video Tips & Tricks – a full 1 hour training showing you exactly how Mark got 1,200 leads, 36 sign-ups, and banked $5,000 from just ONE video! ($297 Value)

Again, click here and check out what may be the key to helping you break on through to the other side and start making money.

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So, You Want To Learn Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a marketing channel that uses the efforts of affiliates (people like you) to promote their products and services in exchange for a reward. It is performance based in that you only get paid if your efforts result in a sale.

You are generally able to pursue whatever advertising methods you prefer as long as you don’t spam or conduct yourself in an unethical or illegal way when promoting their line.

Learn Affiliate Marketing Basics

To break it down into its most basic steps:

  1. Pick a product you want to promote.
  2. Pick a channel through which you want to promote that product.
  3. Create a piece of content appropriate to the channel you pick.
  4. Drive traffic to that piece of content.
  5. Cash your checks.

The Best Way To Learn Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing Training

Affiliate marketing schools of thought cover a wide territory because there have been a lot of approaches to it that have worked for the people trying them.

When they enter the arena of teaching others, they tend, quite logically, to teach what they did and do because it works for them. The problem is, that approach does not take into account the changing algorithms of Google and other search engines.

To learn affiliate marketing free up your mind from preconceived notions of what works. Concentrate on answering the question of what is working now.

What Is Working Now?

You cannot just throw up a page that says, “This is so wonderful; you should buy it through me.” If it were that easy you would not have the potential to make big bucks and live a fine lifestyle working from home.

Traffic generation techniques are what are working. If that sounds completely Foggy in the FOG factor theme of writing, it is meant to be so for a reason.

You can create the most scintillatingly interesting article ever written but if no one comes to it you are still dead in the water with no sales.

You have to effectively drive traffic, eyeballs, to your page if you want to succeed.

Without traffic you are like a man in the desert yelling for water.

How To Drive Traffic; Traffic Driving Methods That Work

Solo Ads – Someone with an audience with interests aligned with your target audience allows you to send an ad to his email list. That list is composed of people who have agreed to receive ads because they want information. Solo ads do cost money, but generally not much. If they do not produce, use a different solo ad provider.

Facebook Ads – Pick a budget that you can live with, something like $5 or $10 a day. I am currently using $6 a day, myself. That way you don’t spend a lot of money on an ad that does not perform well because you can tweak it every day. There is an art to it; you do not want to sound desperate.

Blogging – Blogs are awesome, mainly because Google loves them. Google especially loves the ones running on WordPress that provide original, engaging content. One of the main reasons is WordPress blogs are easily and efficiently indexed by their search engine spiders.

YouTube Videos – Hmmm, now, why in the world would Google love YouTube videos over other video sources? They do, but why would that be? It is because Google owns YouTube?

Moving people from your blog to a YouTube video you created to link to your blog post means Google is going to have advertising and revenue opportunities. They reward you by driving traffic to your video by ranking your page when folks look for what you are writing about.

SEO means search engine optimization. Most know the phrase; few know the science. SEO means you structure your blog post so that Google knows it is relevant, informative, and most importantly, unique.

Quickie Course On Blogging

“What do I blog about?”

“I don’t know what to write about.”

These are easily answered questions and you will never run out of ideas if you note the following ideas.

  • Books
  • Things you have learned
  • Courses you yourself have taken and your experience with them

Books related to your business or product. Write a review and whether you recommend it or not. If you do recommend it, grab an affiliate link.1 You can also write a Top Ten Things I Learned kind of thing about the book.

Things you have learned along the way about what you are marketing is always helpful. People appreciate it and when it helps them in their lives they begin to trust you. Remember, you are marketing you as a trusted resource first. People buy from those they trust.

Courses you have taken are powerful sources of blogging material. Remember this short acronym: ILT.

ILT can make you rich. What does ILT stand for? Invest, Learn, Teach.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Invest in courses that teach you needed skills. Learn the material in the courses and apply it in your own marketing and business efforts. Teach others what you have learned through blog posts and YouTube videos.

By doing this ILT method repeatedly, you will begin to develop a corp of folks who trust you and watch and read your material on a regular basis. When they are ready to buy courses and move forward with either using the product and service you are recommending as an affiliate or building a business of their own you will be their go to guy or girl.

Resources

Here are some resources for you to check out. Most have free videos that will provide you some effective basic education on their respective channels so make sure to have a notebook handy when you watch.

Follow the links and you will soon have a good basic foundation in affiliate and Internet marketing. I want to be clear here in what I am offering. There will be an opportunity to buy a complete, advanced course in these areas, created by folks who have proven their methods work. The introductory videos themselves and by themselves have tremendous value so, as I say, take notes when you watch them.

  1. My Lead System Pro Mastery
  2. Social Media Mastery, Facebook
  3. Tube Traffic Mojo
  4. Predatory SEO

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Tim Singleton

1. Always make a note if you are to be compensated for a purchase. It is the right thing to do. I am an affiliate for the products linked to here. It is my goal to help 1,000 folks be able to quit their jobs and I only recommend products I believe will be helpful in that goal.

 

New Network Marketing Potential

I say ‘New Network Marketing Potential’ because that is what you are, a new potential. Potential what, exactly, remains to be seen.

Selecting a New Network Marketing Opportunity

New or experienced, success is yours only if your pick the company whose products and services are the right ones for you to use and to market.

I say use and market because if you are not willing to use a companies products and services you should not market them. I know this may come as a surprise to many but it just seems to me that there needs to be considerations other than just money.

Being the hardcore capitalist I am, that galls me to say, mostly because of the way the Progressive dogs loose in our society will take it. Should I be more diplomatic in my words? I suppose so, but less and less do I care about my diplomacy and more about telling the frank truth.

Lots of companies come and go, streaking across the marketplace like a comet, only to peter out, leaving a trail of unfulfilled promises. Generally, if a company lasts a solid two or three years with never a commission check payment missed it will make it.

Due Diligence In Choosing A Company

You have several resources to check on a company’s reliability. Many will simply bounce around the Internet reading various blogs devoted to one side or the other of the issue of whether a particular company represents a true opportunity.

I would recommend you also take the time to check with the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce in the company’s native city. You may find nothing, but it never hurts to check and you may find some interesting details.

The more pressing issue is to see to what degree the company emphasizes customers equally or to a greater extent than it focuses on adding distributors. If acquiring customers appears to be an afterthought, you need to stay away. It is my opinion that sooner or later its distributors will leave. It is also my opinion that it is a near certainty that regulators will sooner or later shut her down if she does not fail on her own.

Companies In This Field Come and Go

It is incredible, but I have read in more than one place that dozens of new networking companies start up every week or two.

I suggest you turn aside from the false promise of getting in at ‘the top.’ You need a company that has weathered the storm of the birthing pains. If the opportunity was good for the original founders, then it will be as good an opportunity for you. If this were not true to your satisfaction

Making a list of good potentials is one place to start. You can go here and see a review of more than 20 top rated companies.

Spend some time in the forums such as warrior.com and betternetworker.com. There is a small fee for some services, but browsing and hanging out in their forums is time well spent. Just remember that a lot of their members are peddling things, too, and sometimes their comments are not entirely without self-interest.

Take you time here; get your feet wet. Don’t accept the answers you get without a grain of salt. Some of the members spend more time complaining about companies with which they have failed than they spend trying to actually improve their craft. Their posts are lots of bluster, overstated pseudo-facts, and a whole lot of ‘I failed with that company because of blah, blah, blah, or more accurately, “wah, wah, wah” the mean old market would not let me succeed.

Ask questions and think about the answers. Take your time and your mind will let the truth rise to the top.

New to Networking? Keep an Eye out for These Problems

Most networking or MLM companies have a business plan that recognizes that more than 99% will fail in this business. I cannot address why they continue to live with this in this limited space, but there it is. If you plan to succeed, you are going to have to go outside for resources.

You’ll need training. Square up with this concept and chew on it until you understand the truth of it. Going to a weekly rah rah meeting where your upline Diamond or whatever your company calls them spends three hours telling you how spiffy it is to be him is not my idea of training. None of that has anything to do with what you need to do.

You are going to need some actions to take, some daily routines in which to engage and some insight as to how to guage your progress.

Summary

Let’s sum it up. This will be your to do list before you do anything else.

  1. Decide what kind of lead generation system you are going to use
  2. Decide where you are going to do for your education on marketing
  3. Decide which company’s products and services you are going to use and represent

As for lead generation, I am going to suggest you check out MLSP’s Mastery program. It covers all the channels used to market on the Internet today including social media. You can go here and watch several free movies and get a chance to check out the extensive educational resources it offers, resources that have been proven to work.

For me, my education system is one and the same. As you can see from the screen below, the training is quite extensive.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Like a lot of you, I did the dance of trying company after company in the home business arena with little success. Amway, Quixtar, Melaleuca, some company selling silver solution and so on.

What did they all have in common?

They had the following in common:

  1. Excellent, top quality products.
  2. Sell your family and friends and their family and friends and hope you survive long enough to make it to the 0.5% of those who actually make a living from home seemed to be the industry sales plan.
  3. A 0.5% success rate amongst their distributors and no plan for making it better.
  4. They provided lots of RAH! RAH! sessions and very little ‘Do This, Not That’ instruction.
  5. Note: I do not consider ‘worry the p!$$ out of your family and friends’ to be worthy of being called instruction.

A fellow who I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with told me that the majority of these companies work within the following constraints:

  • They know only 0.5% +/- will make it to six figure incomes
  • 98.5% will fall by the wayside and quit the business in short order
  • 16.5% will remain as customers of the company’s products for a fairly long time, many permanently.

His comments would wake me two years later in the cold early morning hours.

People (I was one) would scratch their heads and wonder why the company kept growing if none of the salespeople remained active for very long. Later on, I realized that the company does not need salespeople to remain profitable; it needs customers.

If you are generating 16 long term customers for every 100 failed distributors, your business is golden.

This fellow who covered this information with me, who was honestly trying to help me although at the time I was not at a place in my personal growth to where I could actually grasp what he was telling me, planted the seed in my brain that would just blossom later.

What happened? What was this sudden realization?

The Dream Never Left Me

Someone once asked me, “Why don’t you just quit?” In other words, why do you keep banging your head against this wall when you keep failing? My reply was, “I don’t know how.” I was not lazy, and I was not stupid. I simply had bad information. Every one kept telling me they had the secret and for $29.95 or $39.95 or my next paycheck or whatever, they would REVEAL it to me.

It was not too long that I figured out was that what they knew was how to separate me and most others in that late night TV daze of exhaustion and worry from our $39.95 and very little about building a stable, long term profitable business from home. Sure, we felt better for a time …we had done something…  but very little actual information was ever forthcoming.

Early Morning Wake Up Call From the Great BEYOND …My Subconscious

I sat up in the middle of the night…I think it was something like 3:15AM on a Saturday morning and said to myself,

  1. “Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
  2. “Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
  3. Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”

Epiphany Time

I Need A New Plan

I needed a new plan.

I could not rely on someone whose plan calls for me to most likely fail to give me reliable information.

…because:

  1. They were already betting on my failure. It was already worked into the numbers.
  2. Their plan did not need for me to succeed
  3. My replacement was already being groomed most likely

Like I said, I could rely on them for quality products because unlike some big box stores who only sell what is cheap to people on minimal incomes, most direct sales companies thrive on selling quality products to folks who demand quality and will pay for it.

Keeping my mouth shut to my family and friends…I was determined that the only future conversations I would have with family and friends about business would be about my paying cash for my house, I went into think mode.

I needed a new plan based on information that had stood the test of time and changing market conditions. I went to work to find that information.

Burnt out on the grind of prospecting, I went through the trouble of actually spending time with those who were succeeding. I made it a point to find their contact information and talk with them.

They all had the same thing to say:

“Quit selling.”

Run Your Business Like a Business and Market It

So I stopped selling and prospecting and started marketing.

And that was the difference that has made all the difference. I actually experienced cash flow that involved no phone conversations or persuasion by me. I also found out that the majority of successful folks share a common marketing (not sales) system.

Now it is YOUR TURN to “get inside” the same system I joined about a year ago… absolutely FREE for the next 30 days.

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Free Leads System

Free Leads

Not going to beat this one to death; it is too simple. This is a free lead system that you can use to generate free leads for whatever business you are promoting.

Whether you are an affiliate or network marketer, or simply looking for leads for whatever your business might be…

You should go here and check it out NOW.

Just go sign up now and get your free lead link and put it on your social media sites and then, then come back and we can talk about the best ways to use it. Right now, though, put it to work for you.

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Audience Builder Pro, A Review

Audience Builder Pro Helps You Sell More Stuff

If you want to make more money, all you have to do is sell more stuff. To sell more stuff, get your offer in front of more people. Build a bigger audience and you will make more money. The more you tell, the more you sell. It’s a universal principle; it really does work.

One of the fastest, most powerful ways to build a bigger audience and to get more traffic, leads and sales on complete autopilot is to syndicate your original content to numerous social media sites.

Some social media sites include:

  • YouTube
  •  Facebook
  •  Twitter\
  •  LinkedIn

…and this is by no means an exhaustive list. For some reason I like plurk although I don’t kid myself in comparing it to one of the above. The interface is just crisp, but I am beginning to get off track here. If you check out Plurk, make sure to add me.

Anyways, when you upload a new Youtube promotional video… not only do you have the potential for everyone on Youtube to find it… you have the potential for 800,000,000 people on Facebook to see it and another 250 million on Twitter and 200 million people on LinkedIn… and more, quite a lot more.

If you like doing what if’s in your mind, think on this: If your conversion rate is 1% and you managed to get in front of a significant percentage of Facebook’s members with your content, what do you think that 1% would look like in your checkbook? Pretty nice, I am guessing.

How Does Audience Builder Pro Work?

Audience Builder Pro leverages and promotes all of these social media updates creating 20-25 high authority blog and Web 2.0 links and by creating 20-25 new social media links on a daily basis. ABP is applying standard SEO practices to help cause your social media content to rank higher on the search engines and rank higher within the social media site as well. We then ping all of these new links to make it easy for the search engines to find them and give you a long-term SEO boost.

Now, you can submit one or two feeds every month. We will show you how to set up the feeds if you don’t know how and you can expect the following:

Submit one RSS Feed URL and you get:
• 20-25 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 20-25 authority social media links daily

Submit two RSS Feed URLs and you get:
• 40-50 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 40-50 authority social media links daily

This will in short order get your offer in front of more people.Once this is done, you can put a check mark by the issue of traffic and concentrate on creating quality content and improving your conversion.

I believe in Audience Builder Pro. You should go here and watch this short video and check it out for yourself.

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Marketing Affiliate Products

Marketing Affiliate Products As A Business

Tim and MJMarketing affiliate products is the simplest, most direct, most low cost entry path into becoming a business owner and taking advantage of the Internet as a global market. To be an affiliate marketer all you have to do as a place to start is to determine what kind of products you want to market and for what companies you wish to market.

The process can be as easy as simply clicking on the ‘affiliates’ link at the bottom of the page, supplying the required information and putting up a one page website explaining the product and why you think it is such a perfect solution to whatever problem or need it is trying to fill.

IF someone finds your page in all the billions of pages out there currently indexed by Google and they find your case for buying the product persuasive and click on your link and buy, congratulations. You are profitable.

…and very lucky.

Marketing Affiliate Products

In the section before, we talked about your need to determine what kind of products you want to market. Here are a few considerations.

Services, Physical Products, or Digital Downloads

Services require you have a skillset or access to willing folks who possess that skillset. Physical products are really not so bad. 90% of them are available, most likely, on either Amazon or eBay and in many cases they will dropship with no shipping fees.

Digital downloads are the simplest product to deliver. You make the sale, they make the purchase. You get paid; they download the product. Sale complete.

Commission Rates Matter

Now, it may sound like I am stating the obvious, but you need to remember that you are in business to make a profit. You need to run your business keeping in mind that reaching profitability as quickly as possible is job #1. For this reason, I strongly recommend you not bother with products that pay you less than 40% to 50% and higher.

If it is a subscription product that pays you monthly, so much the better. A subscription base which you are adding to each month is the holy grail, in my opinion. Naturally, you can have a stable of products such as items off of clickbank and other sites that pay a one time commission, but recurring commissions in my opinion are the main goal for an affiliate marketer.

Higher commission rates mean a shorter path to profitability. Monthly commission rates mean a sustainable business that can stand bad months.

Market Affiliate Programs

That heading has a double meaning, actually. You can act as an affiliate in marketing programs for ‘stuff,’ whether it be as I say services, physical products or digital downloads that provide information and training. You can also act as an affiliate for affiliate programs, generally in order to sell subscriptions to ongoing marketing and training programs that provide a small business owner with proven sales and marketing plans, whether he own a vitamin store or a doughnut shop.

There are a few really good online marketing affiliate programs out there and quite a few copycats. Because the good programs are so profitable it seems everyone thinks they can run one. This particular business model is less than 5 years old, so make sure you pick a good one that has a reputation amongst its afiliates for treating them right. If you want a recommendation on that you will need to ask me directly.

If you want to join the ranks of profitable online marketing affiliates, I suggest you look at My Lead System Pro’s Mastery program. It directly addresses the question of how do you make your pages and offers seen.

My Lead System Pro will provide you professional training by folks who have proven track records in their various fields such as:

  • Facebook Marketing
  •  Twitter Marketing
  •  LinkedIn Marketing
  •  Meet-Up Groups
  •  Google+
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Paid and Free Marketing Strategies

…the list goes on and on.

If you have a channel you are wanting to exploit, chances are we have the training available to make you profitable.

I want you to click here and watch a short video on My Lead System Pro’s mastery program now.

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Best Social Marketing Practices On Twitter

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

How many times have you purchased an online webinar that promised to deliver actionable information that spent an hour or two building up to…

…you have to buy ‘this other thing’ to really get ‘the secret.”

Does that tick you off? Makes you wonder whether the fellow is in the business of helping you make money or if his entire plan is to step by step coax you into sending him your money. You wake up after a few of these and realize you have spent so much time trying to pry out what this obviously super clever fellow knows…after all, he is making a beaucoup bucks a month, right? …you begin to realize you have spent so much time and money hanging on his next words that you have failed to engage in marketing to your folks, that you have failed to both engage in closing sales and in providing significant help to the people who are looking to you for leadership.

This article will provide actionable items and real links to resources you can use now, for free.

Today We Will Cover a Few Best Social Marketing Practices On Twitter. Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list but these are proven things you can do, right now, without spending a dime.

Best Social Marketing Practices On Twitter

Images on Twitter Posts

Share images on Twitter with your comments.

Just as videos on blog posts increase readership and YouTube videos linked into blog posts provide a powerful backlink to your posts, images on Twitter post increase both readership and sharing. Readership and sharing also lead to more clicks as favorites. This increases your social authority from Twitter.

Tweet Your Blog Posts To Your Followers

Tweet links to your blog content. This means tweet to every blog post and tweet to particularly helpful posts more than once. Your followers might not click on your content the first time but next week, when the problem you are trying to solve in a particular post is at the front of their mind, they will click on your tweeted link.

You can set your blog to automatically tweet your posts. If you don’t know how to do this, email me. It is a simple set up and it is free.

Share Links To Your Website: Your Goal Is To Build Your List

Best Social Marketing Practices Include Tweeting Links To Your Website, Regularly

We know that most folks won’t buy from you on a first reading. Even in email campaigns where you have the exact solution for their problem, the pain reliever for their pain, it takes an average of 7 emails or more for the person to bite.  Why can include any number of reasons from it being a full moon to simply not having the money at the moment.

Take the focus off making a sale right now and focus on building a relationship with that person – right now. Ask yourself how you can engage this person in an ongoing conversation about how you can help them build their business.

Encouraging them to visit your blog often is one way and you do that by providing actionable, useful content. This means information on things they can do today by subscribing to your blog without having to hit the credit card. Subscribing means they are giving you permission to keep in touch.

Here is a free video on how MLSP can help you by educating you not only on a full spectrum of how to use Twitter, but how to engage in best social marketing practices across the growing list of social media sites in an integrated manner.

I know a lot of you are seriously hurting so I want you to click here now and watch this entertaining and informative video right now.

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

 

Social Network Marketing

The Current State of Social Network Marketing

Social network marketing, social media marketing, social media authority optimization…fact is, the marketing eggheads out there are just about to go into a meltdown tizzy over all the possibilities of what to call taking advantage of Facebook and other social media sites.

That is understandable when you realize that your top five social sites all have hundreds of millions of users each and many of them are interested in what you are offering. When you realize that   ½ of 1% of Facebook being interested in what you are offering is equal to 3.5 MILLION potential clients you quickly understand why social network marketing is so popular right now.

Some are just raking it in, others are getting bupkiss for their effort. Like anything else, it takes a plan and a reason to think the plan will work.

Potential rewards are high; competition is even higher.

Your Strategy in Social Network Marketing

Spy on your competition. When I say spy on your competition what I mean is spy on the competition who are succeeding. It is the best way to find out what is working.

Checking out your competition on a daily basis is a good place to start until you have a more developed plan.

If you see someone showing up on most social sites you can be pretty sure that a) that person is serious about social marketing, b) that person is spending the time to do social marketing and c) that person is now or will be profitable at social media marketing. Why? Interaction with folks is the key to social marketing. Interaction on a wide array of sites also creates SEO pressure that builds your authority on the subject, too.

If you have a personal Facebook page, great. If not, create one. It is an awesome place to communicate with distant friends and meet new friends in a very large arena. Being friendly and discussing points of common interest can burn away a night in a hurry, too. You might want to set a timer on your smartphone and when it goes off, say adios. Otherwise you will wonder where the weekend, or even the week, went.

But to promote your business, you need to create a Fanpage for your business. I know. This presents some folks with a real case of the heebee jeebies, but really, all you are doing is going to the trouble of separating your business and personal life in a professional manner. Keep anything that does not relate directly to your business away from your business’s page, too.

Going off on a rant over some politician right next to where you are trying to explain your services may not be received well by some folks. This is not theory for me; I am telling you what I know. Right or wrong is irrelevant in this situation.

Video of the latest kitten hijinks right next to a link to one of your capture pages might also not be a motivating factor to sign on with you.

It is important to brand yourself separately as a heavy business person, and you’ll have to keep both your characters separate.

Social Network Marketing using Video

YouTube and other video platforms are channels you have to master. Google likes YouTube and gives you extra points for good videos. If you are going to use social media marketing, or social network marketing you need to learn how to make good videos and show your face.

If you are camera shy, deal with it through exposure therapy and get over it. Now, when I say get over it, I am not unsympathetic. I was the same way. You need to learn to use YouTube as a way to interact with your potential distributors or customers. It may be tough; it gets easier.

Good News: When you compare the time of making a video to the time of crafting a well put together article, you may find yourself addicted to making videos.

There are many good training programs on how to make good videos for YouTube. Here is one of the best.

I want you to go here and watch this free 24 minute video on how a Bluesman Guitarist and a downsized corporate salesman use YouTube to prosper

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618