What Are You Doing To Attract Clients? You cannot wait for business to come to you. Keep in mind, you can be the most talented person in your field, HOWEVER if no one knows about you, then you mine as well be invisible. In order to create visibility, you must market your brand, starting with yourself. Brand yourself by becoming a reliable source. 6 Ways To Become a Reliable Source Create a blog or website Provide valuable content Create fusion partnerships Work with like vendors Continue reading →
I attended a vendor event on Saturday. One of the vendors handed me a business card that looked just like a $100 bill. Needless to say this was definitely a conversation starter. I searched the web and found a vendor that makes these business cards at a reasonable rate. They also had very good ratings. Here is the link: http://www.realisticdropcard.com/?o=NoGowaC3 I ordered a set of 100 on June 24, 2013 for $14.99. I will let you know how I like them when I receive them.
I am always searching the internet on new ways to market my business as well as pass on knowledge onto others, because I strongly believe in “WE are GREATER than i“. I truly believe the reason I find so many golden nuggets on the internet is because I share with others. The golden nugget that I would like share with you today is a video (see below) I came across on Vimeo entitled ‘David Fagan – CEO of Guerrilla Marketing‘. In the following video David Continue reading →
I remember as a child seeing Dead Heads (what Grateful Dead fans are called) camping out in nearby shopping centers for weeks waiting for the Grateful Dead to come to the U.S. Air Arena (located in Maryland). One thing I have come to find is marketing is marketing is marketing AND a good marketing plan can be used across several genres. The game stays the same, however the brands and products stay the same. I came across an interesting blog that Hypebot wrote titled “Fan Continue reading →
In a day and age where bargain shopping is a must and we still want to travel, I have compiled a list of travel sites (see below) for you to peruse for the cheapest airfare deals. AirfareWatchDog CheapTickets Expedia FairCompare Kayak Orbitz SideStep Travelocity TravelZoo Priceline Do you have any sites to add? If yes, put them in the comment box below. Thank you and enjoy your trip(s).
As many of you know I am writing a book. As I write I periodically search the web for the latest and greatest ideas about writing books, novels as well as information about self-publishing a book. In my quest, I came cross the following blog on CNET.com. Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know … Against the advice of my agent, I began perusing the big self-publishing companies’ Web sites and evaluating what they had to offer. Then I started poking around blogs Continue reading →
One of the best articles/blogs that I have read in a long long time. I love giving advice. I write blogs, articles and a newsletter. I host a radio show. I tweet, Facebook and share nuggets of advice almost daily. So what is it in all of that, that would make anyone think they can still have the right to “pick my brain”? I can’t tell you how flattering it is to be approached by representatives from major companies seeking my wisdom and advice. It Continue reading →
I received the following in an email from Hallmark Dear April The Staffing Team at Hallmark Marketing is writing to express our possible interest in your background in regards to a position with our company. Due to the high volume of positions that we fill, we are always accepting applications for part-time merchandising positions. If you are interested in this type of position, please visit our website at http://hallmark.candidatecare.com. Also, please feel free to share this email with anyone that you know that may be Continue reading →
One week of free stuff from Allure magazine sponsored by P&G Beauty Starting on Monday, September 26, P&G Beauty is giving away 10,000 full-size versions of each of the products below – that’s 50,000 pieces of FREE beauty loot up for grabs! Day One, September 26: Pantene medium-thick hair solutions professional level damage repair (at noon EDT) Day Two, September 27: CoverGirl lashblast volume blasting mascara (at noon EDT) Day Three, September 28: Secret natural mineral (at noon EDT) Day Four, September 29: Olay collections Continue reading →
FREE 20oz. ICEE from your local AMC theater on Friday, September 23rd. Click here to get your coupon. Also valid on 9/30/11 and 10/7/11. Like the AMC Facebook page to see the above coupon. It is located on the left hand side under coupon. *” … guest must surrender a physical print out of this coupon at the concession stand. No photocopies, altered coupons or mobile coupons will be accepted. Limit of one coupon per guest.
I love food from Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Pennsylvania and was elated to come across the Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking cookbook. For a limited time only Amazon is offering the Kindle edition of Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking cookbook for FREE.
On September 20, 2011, Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entree at Chili’s. Click here for more information.
Have you always dreamed of having your own online magazine or newspaper? Then you owe it to yourself to start your own blog. Bloggers are setting the bars in today’s media. Full Cirkle Media Group is making this dream obtainable by offering free blogs installations on every webhosting package through December 31, 2010. Blogs are not just for the rich and famous any more. The world now wants to hear what YOU have to say. Blogs will enable YOU to break up-t0-the-minute local and world news Continue reading →
The opportunity to reach a global audience in the blink of an eye, on a small budget has never been as attainable as it is today. By now you have noticed that more and more consumers are starting to turn to the internet for solutions to their problems in lieu of traditional offline options. This trek has opened up tremendous opportunities for small business owners that cannot afford a traditional storefront to pursue their dreams of owning a business. Large businesses have also recognized the Continue reading →
I received the following in my inbox and wanted to share it with you. Top 19 Career Research Tools By Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert Many of us fall into a rut when it comes to our careers, settling for the status quo instead of researching career paths that could be both personally and professionally fulfilling. Given the amount of time we spend in the work world, it makes sense to focus more time on career planning so we can be happier at work. Fortunately, Continue reading →
Every year is the same. The holiday season ends, and studio sales go in a slump. Sandy Puc’ reveals her special promotions and strategies for marketing in the slow season. Sandy “Sam” Puc’, owner of Sandy Puc’ Portrait Design in Littleton, Colorado, is known for her passion, energy and great enthusiasm for her art. She is a nationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman who shares her wisdom and techniques with photographers at all stages of their careers by traveling and lecturing nationally and internationally at seminars Continue reading →
Have you been racking your brain with trying to find out ways to generate money with your blog or website? If you answered yes, then you are not alone. Below are a few ways for you to make a little pocket change from content on your website. Keep in mind that none of these links will make you a ton of money overnight. HOWEVER, the more traffic to your site equals a better chance of your site generating money. If your blog or website is Continue reading →
Are you tired of clicking through maze after maze of sites that promise to pay you for your content? If you answered yes, then you know this can be a frustrating process in a world filled with get rich quick schemes. The following websites allow you to share what you know with the world and get paid for it. Some of the sites, such as Associated Content, pay more for exclusive content. Keep in mind these sites will not make you rich overnight. Like most Continue reading →
Elance is a company that provides an Internet virtual marketplace for freelancers and freelance agencies to negotiate work contracts with businesses that hire independent professionals and agencies. It also provides online collaboration tools to help companies manage remote teams and results online. (Wikipedia) Elance allows the following to find online jobs as well as on-site jobs. Web & Programming Design & Multimedia Writing & Translation Admin. Support Sales & Marketing Finance & Mgt. Legal Engineering & Mfg. Elance also provides a platform for small and Continue reading →
Free Webinar: The Science of Blogging: Register Now! Did you know that 71.4% of consumers say that blogs effect their purchasing decisions “somewhat” or “very much.” Until now, bloggers have not had access to real data and science about how to blog effectively. Using exclusive research I will teach you how to optimize your blogging efforts for maximum impact. The live webinar on Thursday, December 9th at 2:00pm EST will include: A round of live blogging reviews (register for the webinar to get your blog Continue reading →
Great video that I came across on the internet. Below find my outline that I took down from the video. They are my key points. Make sure you watch the video, because you might have more or less key points that you want to place in your outline. Keynote Speakers: Sonia Simone, Brian Clark and Darren Rowse. 7 surprisingly cool things about blogging for bucks. One thing Sonia said is negative headlines seem to bring more traffic to your blogs than positive headlines. Harsh Reality Continue reading →
I received an email about the following from Rockville REDI (Rockville Econmic Development, Inc.) FREE: Small Business Breakfast Seminar Series Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville, MD Network, enjoy breakfast, and learn ways to improve your business. Topic: “Building an Employee Benefits Program on a Budget” Speaker: Matthew Swanson, Potomac Financial Management, LLC RSVP here with name, company, address and phone.
I came across this posting on Craigslist and thought it might be of interest to some of you. Role Players needed for Law Enforcement Academies!! ( Ashburn) Date: 2010-12-02, 2:29PM EST Reply to: email@example.com Local law enforcement training centers, including the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and the Prince William County Academy, have a great opportunity for you to help recruits train while earning a salary! Role players will be on-call to participate in training exercises. This is fun part-time, temporary work (approximately 16 hours per Continue reading →
Who’s Blogging What: Better Business Blogging in 2011 There is no doubt about the tremendous influence blogging exercises on business growth. A recent HubSpot study shows that companies that blog achieve far better marketing results that the ones that don’t blog – attracting 55% more website visitors than non-blogging companies. So what are you waiting for? Are you wondering how to get your staff organized and involved? Curated by Jeff Ente at Who’s Blogging What, this 24-page curated ebook about business blogging will provide you Continue reading →
I saw this on Craigslist and thought it might be of interest to some of you. OPEN FEATURE FILM AUDITION (MARYLAND) Date: 2010-11-30, 11:17PM EST Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Auditions “Some Sister’s are Soldiers” “…is a crime thriller about two drug Queenpins from broken homes in D.C. While at a shelter, Angie reunites with her bff Rhonda. They test their hustling skills at a local pool hall to win money. Ceez which is Rhonda’s h.s. sweety and Tain’s right hand man, introduces Continue reading →