24 May 2012

Blogging Tips For You!

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Following are several observations and pointers to help you make the most of your blog.
These tips are from a good man, Joel Comm, author and very successful internet marketer.

Enjoy and let me see you doing some of these tips or ALL of them! Go for it.

It doesn’t matter if you are trying blog to Lancaster, Pa people or across the world, do what you can today.

Here you go.

1) Publish original content
This may seem obvious to many people, but you cannot build a following if you don’t have something to say. I’ve been beating the drum for original content for years. It’s amazing how many people still ask me if it is a good idea to build a site using the stack of PLR content they just bought for a song. PLR content is fine to supplement a niche-site, but it should never be the primary source of content. When it comes to PLR, less is more.

2) Be real
We live in an age where authenticity is being touted as a key virtue. I’m glad to see that. Yet, there is still so many “me too” people who are attempting to duplicate other’s success. I guess you could say they are authentic at being someone else!
It is my opinion that each person is created by God with a unique set of talents, passions, skills, personality and abilities. You will never be someone else. You are stuck with you. Be true to that person and mine the gold that is within. People will appreciate your unique voice and you will have an easier time creating content.

3) Be consistent
If you are serious about developing and maintaining an audience, blog regularly. There’s nothing worse for a reader than to visit your site and see that you haven’t updated in several days. There are plenty of other sites that regularly deliver fresh content. You will lose your readers.
I deliberately pulled away from my blog for a time with the full awareness that my traffic levels would be affected. It was necessary for a personal season in my life and I was willing to pay that price. But as I have become more consistent in posting content, I observe my traffic levels increasing.

4) Keep it interesting
I appear to break a number of the rules that I teach by writing about anything and everything on this site. After all, I have always said that your site should be focused on your particular niche.
People expect me to write about business, social media, adsense and blogging. But I also like to write about current events, movies, computer games, travel and iPhone apps. I’ve also been known to be a stickler for customer service stories.
But I won’t pigeonhole my content into other’s expectations of me. I’ll write about whatever is on my mind. This blog is about whatever is interesting to me. Ultimately, if it is interesting enough to me, there is the thought that others will find it interesting as well.

5) Don’t be afraid of controversy
Grab a big ladle and stir the pot every now and then. Talk about the issues that matter to you. Don’t be afraid of what others might think or say. Controversy is great comment-fodder. It’s unfortunate that raising the hackles of others is one of the best ways to instigate conversation. But it is what it is. We, as a people, like red meat. (No offense to my vegan friends.)

6) Use social media
Be sure to incorporate social media share buttons on your site so others can easily share your content. That reminds me. I still need to add Google Plus to this blog.

So there you go, good stuff. Plan on making this happen and everyone will win!!

11 May 2012

Do You Like Quotes That Make You Think?

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I really like quotes form other people who have something to say that moves me. Quotes make me think and hopefully make changes in some part of my life.

Here is one I just came across.

Let me know what you think!

“People don’t buy when they understand you & your product –
They buy when you understand them & their needs”

06 May 2012

Pain and Pleasure- Are you Struggling With Something Right Now?

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My Friend, take courage. Something good can and will come out of your difficult situation.

“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life.
It is the tear [that results] from the injury of an oyster.

Thew tereasure of our being in this owrld is also produced by an injured life.

If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured………
we would Not produce the pearl.”

20 Apr 2012

I am on Webinar’s Every Week From My Home in Marietta, Pa!!!

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Did I say “every week”? I pretty much should have said, Every day or night. I am not kidding. There is so much great informational training that I just can’t get enough.

I was just on one for over 2 hours all about lead generation. Whether you need new business in Lancaster pa or Harrisburg, Pa or in a little old town Like Marietta, Pa where I live, you can learn how to generate leads for your business.

Most of the webinars I get on are free with upsell opportunities if there is something of interest for you.

I get excited eveytime I am on a webinar that helps me help with my local business.

As a business coach, I need to keep up on the latest ways for my clients to have the cutting edge tools for their own local business.

So, the next time you are just sitting in your chair watching TV, you could be on a webinar!!!
Call Austin Helsel at 717-330-1850 if you have any questions.

17 Apr 2012

5 Reasons Every Non-Profit Needs a Mobile App:

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Hello everyone,

A friend of mine on LinkedIn just sent me some great info on Mobile Apps.

His name is Brian Travis and he is the lead developer. His website is listed below.

If you are involved with non profits, maybe you could add some value by talking with Brian.

Let me know what you think.

Ask some questions and learn something about mobile apps!!

Here ya go!!

1. To Save Money: Apps will help reduce printing cost, staff time, volunteer turnout, communications cost and more. Let us show you how. www.thumbscreenmobile.com
2. To Save Time: By using technology to streamline certain operations you will be able to take your or staff’s hands off of more projects and allow them to be automated. Let us show you how. www.thumbscreenmobile.com
3. To raise more money: By allowing people to make donations and purchases through your mobile app it will provide you with more revenue to accomplish more of your goals. Let us show you how. www.thumbscreenmobile.com
4. To build your following: Let’s face it everyone is mobile today and with the viral nature of apps they are shared and spread very quickly and easily. When one person has it they share it with all their friends and on all their social networks with a click of a button. Let us show you how. www.thumbscreenmobile.com
5. To get your message out to more people instantly: With instant push notifications, auto updates and direct integrations and feeds, your message will be in the palm of their hands whenever you want it to be and exactly when you need it to be. Let us show you how. www.thumbscreenmobile.com

16 Apr 2012

What is Success?

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“Success is not a destination, it is a door that opens the next opportunity for, quite possibly… your most important work”

15 Apr 2012

Your Next 5 Years?

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What will your next 5 years look like/ We don’t know for sure but why hobble til the end? Put your best into every day and see what happens. Do you think it might be better if you get moving a little faster?

Don’t end your life with a whimper?
I believe in you, go NOW!!

15 Apr 2012

Your Best Game?

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When are you at YOUR best game? What does it look and feel like?
Now, go and put yourself in that position or as close as you can come. Chances are, it’s a better place that where you are now.

15 Apr 2012

Leaders

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“When the Leader stops learning, the Leader should stop leading”

15 Apr 2012

Goal Setting Today

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Does goal setting get you down or pump you up? It’s different for many of us but if you are one of the ones that look at it as a chore and also scary, then read on.
I will make this short today but goal setting does not have to be such a big deal
if we break it down into a daily goal and then an hourly goal, it is much easier to swallow and succeed with. So for right now if you haven’t set a goal for your next work day, do it now. Don’t over do it, get some success going with some simple and easy goals. Reward yourself with a brand new car… ok, I was just kidding but maybe a great glass of iced tea and move up from there.
The point is, you probably have gotten off track setting goals so start now, start slow and see yourself with a whole lot more to show for the day!!
Good luck!!