Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Foursquare, YELP – the dizzying array of online networking sites grows almost daily. And then there are the online marketing tools like Constant Contact to add to the mix. Business owners have never had such a wide assortment of free and low cost marketing options yet this abundance of riches can often cause an abundance of confusion.
By setting your goals in measurable terms, you will have a solid idea of what successful completion of your goal means. By breaking down into small steps, you will be able to measure your success regularly and change your course if you are not meeting your intermediate goals.
The last 36 pictures to ever be take with Kodachrome film were shot by photographer Steve McCurry. He devoted most of the frames to his home base in New York and India, with the last an epitaph of sorts and shot at the cemetery in Parsons, Kansas. McCurry’s my posts has a few of these historic photos for us to enjoy.
These sites are a very good starting point for those saying ‘I need a second income’. They are websites that form a platform that allows employers to meet with contractors. As a contractor you do not need to pay to sign up in these websites. You only need to set up your profile, apply for jobs matching your qualifications and get started. There are several payment options you can choose from. The best sites will also guarantee your payment. There is a wide range of jobs to choose from, some requiring only the basics computer skills.
Foursquare: Keep up with your Foursquare account from your iPhone with this app. You’ll be able to see where your employees, friends and clients are in your city or surrounding cities. Get notification updates to your phone too. Also you’ll be able to view a social city-guide that helps you find nearby places that will reward you for stopping by or near. It’s easy to become the “mayor” of your favorite spot when you can update your account from your phone.
I suspect just about everyone here is familiar with article marketing as a means of getting free links, and that’s a tried and true method. You can also often score free links (sometimes even from big name bloggers) by simply writing about cool stuff. Don’t just buy packs of articles from people… go out and do research to find cool things (funky new products or innovative solutions to problems) to write about, and then send a “tip” to bloggers in your niche. They might want to cover that story too and chances are they’ll give you a credit link.
The fifth technique of repurposing the content from your original article is to teach a two part course on the topic. You can hold two teleseminars and provide the short report as a study and resource guide. People are more willing to pay for a telecourses than many other types of information, so you will generate income from this. The course can also be turned into a home study program for anyone who does not attend when you do it the first time. Remember that this all starts when you first write an article on your niche topic.