We all have that friend or family member who joined an Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) or Direct Sales company in the hopes of hitting the big time and going on a company paid vacation or cruise. Maybe even getting a car. We've seen these opportunities presented as get-rich-quick businesses and we're tired of it. I know I was. I said over and over again I'd never participate in a company with this kind of structure. Then I signed up to buy essential oils, loved them, and started to sell them. So what changed my mind? Education and meeting people who do it right.
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Headed to the fabulous annual women's blogging conference known as BlissDom? So am I! In fact, I'm going to be a Community Leader for the Tech/Entrepreneur/Business/Social Media niche and I can't wait to brainstorm with other bloggers! One of the fun things about a conference is meeting other bloggers. The hard part? Remembering them all. Yes, we all exchange business cards and come home with stacks of cards to file, check out, and try to put a face to. I thought it might be fun to come up with some ways to really stand out from the crowd and help people remember you and your blog! Below are some
Affiliate marketers know, those money-making links can be half a mile long! Not only are they cumbersome, they're unprofessional looking. Some marketers even worry about having their links hacked and replaced with someone else's affiliate ID... The solution for this is a $37 premium plugin for WordPress called Pretty Link Pro. Yes, there is a light version that's free, but it does not cloak links. The pro version of this plugin is very easy to use, allows you to shorten and customize your links, while cloaking them so the user sees only your custom link! I'm using this for two clients with deal
I was on a deals website yesterday when I spotted this skyscraper ad. I refreshed the page a few times and realized it was in a rotation with other ads from an ad network. How does the design team, their manager, the client who hired out the ad, and the ad network not notice this? Isn't it obvious? A friend pointed out that maybe this company can afford to offer deals because they steal stock photos...
Guest post by Nitin Aggarwal Although it is easy to start and maintain presences on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, share a video on YouTube, and even get discovered on social bookmarking service Delicious, having a social marketing strategy to begin with will give you a clear path to follow as well have measurable objectives to work towards. Below is a simple strategy you can follow: Listen to what they’re talking about Before you begin being part of a community or social network, find out what they are about by listening to what they are talking about. You will then see what they are