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How to Market Your Business Using Social Spaces

SocialSpaceMarketingI see so many people trying to market their business online using social spaces.  Many have come to me saying “Social space marketing doesn’t work for me!”  I look at what they are doing and think “It’s no wonder it’s not working”.

If you’re sick of struggling and trying to figure out what the heck you are supposed to be doing to actually make money online, I have a solution for you!

About 6 months ago I did a three week webinar series on Social Space Marketing.  We covered the basics of Social Space Marketing and then went more in depth on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Blogs and Forums.

I’ve decided to offer this course at a HUGE discount over what it originally sold for.  The specific examples may be different because social spaces evolve, however, all of the concepts and strategies are still valid today.

Go here and get the course at a huge discount.  (Discount ends at midnight EST on Friday, October 25)

Enjoy!

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Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

People are constantly talking about making money blogging.  I’ve seen moms who want to stay at home with their children out there religiously blogging about their day.  Blogging about their kids….about their lives.  People blogging about gardening…about anything and everything.

Then they come to me and say “I’m writing these blog posts daily and not making any money.  WHY??” 

Here’s a secret….

You can blog all day long and get to page one of the search engines every time, but if you don’t have any way to MONETIZE your blog, you are wasting time.  It’s just a hobby blog.

You must have something to sell.  Some way for your readers to pay you for something. 

Many bloggers sell affiliate products from places like clickbank.  Others run ads in the sidebar of their blogs from google or amazon, etc…

Here’s the problem with that…  You sell a $100 product, you might make anywhere from $5 to $25.  Rarely do you find affiliate products that pay you more than 25%.  Some of these people join a network marketing company and promote their products on the blog.  Rarely do you find a network marketing company that pays you more than 40%.  The average is around 20% to 30% on what you sell.  Even though those are good numbers, you can do better.

I help people who want to blog earn 70% to 80% EVERY time they make a sale!  That’s the absolute best payout I’ve ever seen.

FIRST…Think about something you love.  Maybe a hobby.  Maybe parenting.  Maybe traveling.  Maybe…  You get the picture.  It can be ANYTHING that others might enjoy reading about.

SECOND…Click here…watch the video and find out how you can have your own blogging system all set up for you for just $25 and make money when others sign up for the same system.

THIRD…Sign up for your blogging system today

FOURTH…Start blogging about whatever YOU want and share your posts on social spaces

FIFTH…Make money!

It’s that simple.  Notice I said simple and not effortless.  You have to put in the time and effort to write about what you love.  You have to share those posts with others.  That’s it!

Go watch the video and sign up for your system today!  I look forward to helping you get started!

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Empower Network vs Level One Network

I’ve been approached by reps of both Empower Network and Level One Network recently.  I see a lot of Empower and Level One reps posting on facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc…

I decided to take a glance at both companies.  They both claim to have a blogging system that gets indexed into the search engines quickly and easily.  So…me being me…I tested that theory.  I went to Level One Network’s home page and picked a couple of the bloggers on page one to test with.  I also went to Empower Network’s facebook page and couple of the more interactive people there and went to their blogs.

So, at this point, I’m using two random blogs from Level One and two random blogs from Empower.  This should be a fair test.  I looked for posts on each blog where the titles had nothing to do with either company.  I know that when I write a post, I can generally google the title within hours and have it show up on page one of the results.  When searching for the titles of these four blogs, I found something very interesting.

NEITHER the Empower blogs nor the Level One blogs were showing up on page one of the results.  What I did find is a bunch of Level One reps bashing Empower on their blogs and on social spaces.  I also found that every blog from each company looks just like the other.  I always say “Brand YOURSELF…not some company”.  With these companies, however, in order to take advantage of their search engine positioning (if they really have any) you must have your blog be TheirCompayURL.yourusername.com  You are not really branding yourself, you are branding THEM.

What is looks like to me is the reps from each company are competing with other reps from that company for the search engine results when people search for the company name.  However, posts about something OTHER than the companies aren’t even on the radar.  Maybe later down the road I will be able to do more research and have something concrete to report for those of you who want a blogging company like this that works.  SEO is not a “set it and forget it” thing.  It takes work to get your blog to page one of the search engine results.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  Whether you are using a blog from one of these companies or your own blog, you need to do the work.  Just like I taught in my blogging courses, there are a number of things you need to do to get listed in the search engines and maintain those listings.

Maybe one of these companies can make it a bit easier, but I don’t see it at this time.  I was actually hoping that I could promote one or the other of these systems to my readers who don’t want to start from scratch.

The opinions here are MINE.  They are opinions and my personal conclusions.  I did not do an in depth study, just took a cursory look based on the claims of both companies.

I will review more when I have more time.

UPDATE – 7 minutes later, MY blog post (THIS ONE) was listed first on page two of a google search.  Very interesting.  Page 2 of about 5,530,000 results. (Click the image below to see full size.)

Just 7 minutes after writing my post, I was ranking high for my post.

More MLM SPAM on Social Spaces

Today seems to be “MLM SPAM day” on social spaces.  I did a couple screen shots to share my “favorite” SPAM with you.  These showed up in my newsfeed today among MANY others.

 

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HHMMM…you thought the ENTIRE GROUP would be perfect for the 2 – 5 people you supposedly could invite??  Interesting…

 

 

MLMspam57EVERYBODY gets paid and NO ONE is left out?  WOW…sounds like one of “those things” that will attract the people who want to sign up, do nothing and get paid.  ( I know for a fact that the person who posted this one is having NO success because they contacted me saying “social space marketing doesn’t work”.  It doesn’t work for THEM because they are doing it wrong.)

 

 

MLMspam58The same status was posted by two DIFFERENT people at the exact same time via HootSuite.  These people never even visit the group so they have no idea that their scripted SPAM is found out.  One of these two is also wondering why they are struggling so hard to build their business using social spaces.

 

 

 

 

And…the honorable mention goes to this next one!  This one goes one better than sign up, do nothing and get paid.  They are going to PAY YOU and you never have to spend a dime!!  Let me ask you…if no one ever spends a dime…WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM????

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This is only a very small fraction of the spammy status updates that came through my newsfeed today.  Are you marketing like this?

STOP RIGHT NOW!!  Go listen to my Social Space Marketing Call or sign up for my upcoming Social Space Marketing 4 Week Course.   Learn how to market your business without being a spammer.

 

Social Marketing Through Sickness

Well…back in upstate NY and back to spring colds.  Every time the weather makes a drastic change, I get sick.  This didn’t happen when we lived in KY because they don’t have the drastic temperature changes down there that we have up here.  It can be 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next.   And I get sick in that kind of weather.  Generally it’s not really sick, sick.  Most times it’s just a cold and laryngitis.  Laryngitis is always present.

In the past, when I did most of my prospecting offline and by calling leads, etc…  my business suffered.  This past week, my business hasn’t suffered.  Why?  Because I don’t need to speak or feel well to do social marketing.  I have had to reschedule a couple appointments that were to take place on the phone, but I’m still selling products, I’m still building my business.  If I’m feeling tired, I go sleep for a while.  Then, I social network when I wake up.  There is always someone online.

What about you?  If you couldn’t speak for a week or so, would your business suffer?  Or would you still be bringing in customers, clients, or business partners?  If you found yourself ill and didn’t feel well, would you still be able to work and prospect?

Learn how to properly market your business using social spaces today!