Five Cool Image Resources to Help You Rock Out Your Social Media Marketing

Cool Images for Social Media marketing

Whether you’re posting images for your blog or for your social networks - from Facebook, Instagram or Google+ to Pinterest, Twitter or LinkedIn - here are several free tools that help you create cool graphics that rock! Here are 5 of my favorites: 1. WordSwag - if you own an iPhone, this is one of my favorite apps (and one reason I selected an iPhone vs. an Android). You can pull in an image from your Camera Roll or search WordSwag for an image (WordSwag accesses images from Pixabay). … [Read more...]

Are you writing from the inside out?

Julia Cameron writing from the inside out

Whether you're blogging or writing copy for a sales page or other marketing campaign, more and more prospects are drawn to content with heart, not hype. While they may want what you have to offer, they're turned off by the hard sales approach. They want to feel heard and understood on a personal level. That's why I love, and am inspired by, this quote from Julia Cameron: "When we write from the inside out rather than the outside in, when we write about what most concerns us rather than … [Read more...]

Does Blogging Boggle Your Mind?

Does blogging boggle your mind?

As a writer, I’m hesitant to admit it, but guess what? Sometimes, I am boggled by blogging—even when I have a blogging calendar outlining my upcoming posts, I can fall prey to writer’s block. Yes, it’s true. Despite knowing what I want to blog about, there are days when writing the content for the scheduled topic seems to elude me. Does it happen to you as well? I’m guessing that you can relate as I don’t think I am alone. Today’s post is an example of what I’m talking about. I had the title … [Read more...]

Are You Blogging In Your Prospects’ Language?

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An interview with blogging authority Michelle Shaeffer. I'm in the midst of writing my book entitled, Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget™ and, in doing so, have been reaching out to colleagues asking them to share one or two of their most cost-effective marketing strategies. Here's an excerpt from a conversation with blogging authority Michelle Shaeffer. Michelle started her business 2000 as a virtual assistant and web designer. However, in 2008 she launched a blog "not realizing … [Read more...]

4 Content Marketing Success Tips For Small Businesses

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Thanks to guest blogger, Sarah Davidson Content marketing is all the rage these days, and good quality content seems to be everywhere. As a small business owner, it can feel overwhelming and impossible to keep up with the vast amounts of content being produced and shared via blogs, websites, and social media channels every day. But you don’t necessarily have to keep up with everyone else to be successful. Why content marketing? The goal of your small business content marketing strategy … [Read more...]