Simply Hitting Tweet Does Not Constitute A Blog Promotion Strategy

Simply Hitting Tweet Does Not Constitute A Blog Promotion Strategy

Blogging
As a blogger, you have a powerful platform to demonstrate your expertise. Your blog is the basis of your content strategy, and you pour your heart and soul into every word you post. You promote blog posts every day. You’re proud of your awesome blog, and wonder when your traffic will skyrocket. When your subscriber list will see a big increase. After all, maintaining a blog is a time-consuming, yet extremely rewarding exercise. You research ideas, write content, edit content, find pics, take pics, generate ideas, write some more… and hit publish. You tweet out your new blog post. And you post it to your Facebook page. And you sit. And wait. And sit and wait some more. Then move on to the next blog post. Sound familiar? But I did…
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A Handful of Creative Ways to Use Pinterest For Business

A Handful of Creative Ways to Use Pinterest For Business

Social Media
Pinterest has become one of the official social media darlings.  There are tons of articles floating out there on the number of users, how much traffic its driving, and success stories of how the big brands are using Pinterest for business with astounding success. How nice for them... Let's face it, we're not super-brands or multi-million dollar conglomerates, we're entrepreneurs, small business owners... you know, everyday people. So how can we use Pinterest for business, without spending all day pinning and browsing through tons of images? Let us count the ways... 3 Basic To-Do's For Easy Pinning  First, let's make it easy to pin and make it easy for people to pin your stuff. Install the "Pin It" bookmarklet on your browser's Favorites Bar to make pinning a cinch. Add…
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Build Your Personal Brand Online With Social Media

Build Your Personal Brand Online With Social Media

Branding, Social Media
Social media is a powerfully useful tool to use to build your personal brand online. Social media eliminates geographic boundaries and has the potential to connect you with thousands, if not millions, of people. These people can become your next friends, colleagues and clients. In today’s global environment, it is imperative that you set up a positive online brand that accurately conveys your image and reputation. The infographic “Personal Branding With Social Media” from the Hired My Way Blog  is a great resource to use to get a handle on the power of the major social media platforms. If you don’t have a strong personal brand online, this graphic will tell you about each platform and gives tips on how to use each of them. At a minimum, I recommend you…
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Should Your Business Be On Pinterest? [Infographic]

Should Your Business Be On Pinterest? [Infographic]

Social Media
To pin or not pin, that is the business question... Welcome to the latest platform to make headlines, the wonderful world of Pinterest! It seems like everyone's talking about it, and it seems as though everyone is pinning. It's the latest and greatest social media tool, and this virtual pinboard social site is absolutely stunning. But wait a sec... hit snooze on the hype button for just a moment. Do you have to join Pinterest for your business? (more…)
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