Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Guess What - You Can Use Pinterest for Business Now!

In May 2012, Pinterest had almost 10 million active users and was valued at $1.5 billion. By February, 2013, its valuation jumped to the $2-2.5 billion range. 
Before pinning
  • Audience. Your business’s role on Pinterest is determined in large part by your target audience, or your customer base. What does your target market want to see?
  • Boards. How shall you define the boards?
  • Sharibility. Don’t forget to ready your website (and your blog!) by snagging and integrating the Pinterest share buttons.
Begin to pin
Develop a strategy to go with your Pinterest activity. For instance, what kind of time should be devoted and how often should the person behind your business on Pinterest engage with your followers? 
  • Check sources. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that what we’re sharing belongs to someone else. Take a look at the source before you repin something to determine if it’s valid. And, if you pin something original, you may want to add a watermark specific to your business to preserve the image’s origins.
  • Product placement. If you’re going to be displaying pins of your products, don’t forget to add the price to its description as well as backlinks to a purchase page.
Tracking pins
Your business will have a very real “Pinfluence” so it’s important to track your impact. You can use basic tracking tools like PinReach, Pinalytics and Reachli—all of which are free! Keep an eye on who is pinning and repinning your images. This is especially exciting when you notice new customers engaging with your content. Here’s how to capitalize on each new interaction:
  • Thank you shout-outs. Use the @Tag to mention other users that have repinned your business images. It’s always nice to be recognized!
  • Use special offers to drive pins and repins. Draft a blog that highlights your new place on Pinterest and allude to special offers that come with new interactions and repins. You can note special offers in the image description or you can house the special offers on your site. When you’ve matched people with Pinterest profile repins, include some fun promotional products in their order, things like a fun mood frame magnetcan cooler or beanie.
  • Offer promotional codes and reduced rates. Instead of gifts, you could also offer a one-time reduced rate.
Celebrate pins
Up your engagement by engineering a contest for your customers and followers on Pinterest. Ask them to snap a photo of something they created with products from you. 
Ask followers to vote on winners by repinning submissions. Then, when the votes—or repins—are all in, send some applause the winner’s way with a cool gift like a digital photo frame so they can continue to enjoy their photos—and think of you!
Thanks to Mark for all of his great ideas!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Resilience - Do you have it?

Jeffrey Gitomer has an amazing new ebook about resilience and being a resilient leader.

Here's a great 1 sentence definition of a resilient leader = You have to be the teacher, the conductor, the coach, and the encourager.

Here's the paragraph definition of it = Resilient Leaders also have an internal capacity to motivate and inspire up, down, and across the organization. They have a personal foundation of purpose, passion, and tenacity
that helps them bounce back from adversity quicker, and higher, than others. One of the most powerful
characteristics of a resilient leader is that he or she knows their strengths, and chooses to consistently build
upon them. No matter where they are in their careers, resilient leaders never stop evolving their ability to
lead, even if it means changing or adapting their leadership style.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Impression Mag Online is Amazing!

R U in the promo products business?

If yes please visit impressionsmag.com for your trade education.

Not only education, impressions does it all in style and with a sense of humor too!

custom imprinted shirt = you will get noticed!

Here are somethings I want to view
strengthen your customer service and sales teams

impressions awards and design galleries

the art of the good deal

imp mobile app = for the future!

impressions sourcebook

impressions tech tips

impressions product guide

impressions newsletter

impressions digital edition

Friday, May 10, 2013

Now's a Great Time to Promote with Removeable Picture Frame Decals!

Everyone loves to put pictures and announcements on the fridge - but what if your fridge isn't metal?

What if you want to put a picture up again in different places?

Consider ............ Removeable Picture Frame Decals!

Contact us for your great photo frame - remember they will use it, and see your company logo, forever!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Apple's Top 25 Most Downloaded Paid Apps

I want you to know - it's mostly games - say what? That's right! See the list

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Cut the Rope
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. WhatsApp
  7. Camera+
  8. Words With Friends
  9. Tiny Wings
  10. Angry Birds Space
  11. Pocket God
  12. Plants vs. Zombies
  13. The Game of Life
  14. The Omoron Test
  15. Where’s My Water?
  16. Draw Something (Premium)
  17. Monopoly
  18. Angry Birds Star Wars
  19. MotionX GPS Drive
  20. Skee-Ball
  21. Scrabble
  22. Uno
  23. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  24. Color Splash
  25. The Sims 3

Sunday, May 5, 2013

How to Make Money Blogging #1

When I ask other bloggers how they make money blogging, they usually reply "Adsense."

Adsense is an advertising program. Blog publishers add some code to their blogs so that Google can analyze the page and produce ads that make sense appearing on that page.

AdSense also provide a variety of other income streams to bloggers including a site search tool (you make money by people searching your site) and referral tools (where you can make money by recommending Google products).