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Useful Internet Biz Tools Can Be Found In Unexpected Places

Useful Internet Biz Tools Can Be Found In Unexpected Places

Yes, I know it has been a very long time since I last posted anything in here. The trouble is, sometimes life runs away with you, sends over a few curve balls and… Well. I’m sure you know. Anyway, here I am again.

So, what’s this post all about?

I was doing some research related to – research. But not online business stuff, no, this was about formatting dissertations, writing up reference lists – educational sorts of things, when I came across a very interesting site called ‘Neils Tool Box‘. And he has some fascinating stuff in there – and not a price to be found!

There’s stuff for students, stuff for business and all free to use (he says so on the home page). There’s also a free stuff section. (Can’t quite work that one out yet, but what the heck.) If you write articles, want to write your first ebook (choose Kindle, by the way, it’s the best platform), research whatever, this looks like a great place to work from.

neilstoolbox
Neils Toolbox image

Anyway, want to write faster? Use the Speed Writer. Into ClickBank? – there’s a commission calculator. There’s a great one called Lazy Researcher – go check it out. And lots more. I can see me popping over to Neil’s a lot from now on.

I decided to write this post just after I found ‘Neils Tool Box‘ as I was so thrilled to find it. It just goes to show that there’s lots of non-online business stuff around which is very relevant to online biz. Pop over there and see what else you can find.

Three cheers to Neil!

I hope to be back here again very soon.

Lyn

 

 

How to use Twitter to make money – the TotallyTweetable system

TotallyTweetable.com is one of those WOW sites that looks like it has been the brainchild of some very serious marketing minds. It is combining the powerful concepts of member based email marketing with some powerful viral techniques, including Social Media and blogging. Definitely Wow!!

I joined and took the upgrades – I figured, they offer a money back guarantee so why not..? You are not in any way required to take the upgrades to get the benefits of the site. However, they do multiply the benefits out by a few hundred times I have found, plus the fee is pretty small for the extra exposure you get… so I grabbed it.

What a concept – I must say.

The world of marketing online has been dying slowly for a while now as people are fed up with ‘opting in’ and getting mail boxes filled with nothing of any meaning. Spam is the killer.

So this system takes the traditional email marketing and modernises it – then blows the roof off your exposure by adding in a pretty neat VIRAL twist.

TotallyTweetable

This benefits WHATEVER you promote.

No matter if it is a Clickbank product, a matrix, an MLM – ANYTHING. Even Google adwords and ‘traditional’ style of marketing can reap huge benefits from this site.

You get to tap into the power of hundreds of active twitter accounts & blog readers and send your message across the entire network.

Click here to TotallyTweetable.com

I have never seen another site that does this. It is being hailed as ‘Social Evolution’ whereby you can almost ‘share’ the social media connections of others. In fact… I think it is going to be HUGE.

My vote is that this site is going to put a lot of cash in my pocket in the years to come.

The power of being able to reach out to people is not to be overlooked… The system makes that sooooo easy. I, for one, have ALWAYS wanted to have other people send out tweets for me… And do you know what – this system has a guaranteed 200 people who will be tweeting for you, every time you send out!! But… THE TOP LEVEL IS WHERE TO BE FOR SERIOUS MARKETERS – A GUARANTEED 3000 PEOPLE TO TWEET FOR YOU COMES WITH THE PACKAGE… Whoa!

Overall I have to say I am very impressed with TotallyTweetable.com. It is simple yet powerful, and delivers on its promises. Only took me a few minutes to get started too. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to explode their list and benefit from some excellent advertising.

See it and join here: (I negotiated to give anyone that joins through my link, instant EXECUTIVE membership, but this is not forever, so make haste)

TotallyTweetable

Oh, and one more thing – be sure to use an email address you are happy to have all the messages come through to, gonna eat up your mobile (cellphone) data if you’re not careful!

Click here to TotallyTweetable.com

Five Ways To Build Your Reputation With Social Networking

Five Ways You Can Build Your Reputation With Social Networking

By Bob Jenkins

Are you using social networks to build your reputation online? Whether you already are or you are just getting started with sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Ning, building your online reputation is your biggest responsibility.

Here are five ways to make sure you do it right.

#1: Be Proud Of Being You

The first thing is, you have to be yourself. You have to be who you are. Because although you can get away with being fake for a little while, as soon as one person realizes that you’re not who you say you are, your reputation is destroyed almost instantly because of the power of social networking.

So be yourself. And don’t be afraid of being yourself. Realize that you have some gifts and some knowledge that people need to know about, and those that want to learn from you are going to gravitate towards you. Those that don’t think you’re worth listening to are basically going to ignore you. And it’s at their peril, so don’t worry about them.

#2: Transparency – Never Hide From Your Audience

The second thing about your reputation is you should try to be transparent at all times. This means you keep everything real with your audience.

For example, over the last year, I used social media to show you my move from Maryland to North Carolina, including drama with the movers, picking the house, and getting it set up. I also pulled back the curtain to show what it takes to run a product launch.

When I did my last product launch, I was Twittering every day what I was doing to get ready for this site. Most of the gurus out there would keep everything under lock and key, and I was being very clear, saying, “This is what I’m doing to get ready for this launch.” It actually helped me have a better launch, even though I told everybody exactly what I was going to be doing.




They didn’t think that they had some surprise or whatever like most people teach; they just were excited to be part of it and part of the story. So be transparent. Let people know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, and they’re going to learn how to trust you.

#3: Be Positive For Positive Results

The third way to build your reputation is to be positive.

There are folks out there who generally can do a good job of being negative. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find that to be a very long-term profitable strategy.

It may get you some attention at first and spark some controversy, but that’s not the way to go. Be looking forward to the optimistic of your industry, of your business and what the results are going to be.

It would be easy for you to go onto Twitter or onto Facebook and talk about how you’re having a bad day or this product sucks or this week sucks or this relationship sucks. But you’re not really there for a support network, per se.

You’ll find some of that. If you have something bad happen in your life, sharing it with your followers will be very therapeutic for you and you will get a lot of support back. But when you’re just blasting negative things out, you’re going to get negative things in return, usually.

So try to be positive as much as possible and look for the opportunities that are out there and look at them from that positive perspective.

#4: Build Your Reputation And They Will Come

The fourth thing you must do is to be patient. This is because, initially, your reputation is going to be built only by yourself and the first initial people who get to know you. But as time goes on and you get more followers and you build a larger network of friends and peers, your reputation will solidify to allow your business to grow.

Once it hits a tipping point, your reputation and business accelerates at a very quick pace.

So be patient and let it happen. Don’t try this stuff out for a week and then come back to me next week and say, “Well, it didn’t really work. I didn’t really get any results yet.” You’ve got to let social networking play out over a few weeks and then a couple months and so on. A year from now your business is going to be tremendously different compared to where it is right now.

#5: Contribute To The Conversation – Every Day!

The fifth thing about your reputation is you need to be someone that people look to as a contributor, not as a leech, not as a mooch – as a contributor.

You have to be willing to be involved in the conversation, and you have to be willing to give as much or even more than what you’re going to get in return. The people who do that are growing so fast it makes my head spin.

I feel that I’m a pretty giving person but I see some other folks out there that just keep on giving, giving, giving and they just build up a huge following and that social capital is a real asset to your business. So you need to make sure that you’re contributing as much as possible to the conversation.

I don’t mean that as just go around randomly and try to help people. Within your specific task, your specific industry, the things you know well, you need to be at the forefront of letting people know how to do what you know how to do without charging them money at first.

They’ll come and find your site and your products and they’ll pay you for that as time goes on and their needs grow. With social networking you need to be building your reputation up first.

If somebody has a question, you should be one of the first people who answers and you need to answer without reservation not just, “Oh, I answered that in my eBook; go buy it”. They’re going to find your eBook if you just talk to them and give them solutions to the problem they are struggling with at that moment.

Give people your input, your encouragement for them to get better at what they are trying to do.

Any little quick free advice you can give, give it.

Actively Build Your Reputation With Social Networking And Reap The Rewards

You’ve got to be in this for the reason of having fun and really building that relationship. Dollars will come, there’s no doubt about that. But first, connect with people and really help them out. Understand that they’ll become loyal followers of what you do and see you for who you are.

Follow these 5 steps to building your reputation online and you’ll not only beat your competition, you’ll have more fun doing it!

Bob Jenkins teaches business owners how to use internet marketing strategies effectively to attract more customers and get more sales without spending a fortune on advertising. Get more free social networking lessons at www.DiscoverSocialNetworking.com.


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Five Ways You Can Build Your Reputation With Social Networking

Five Ways You Can Build Your Reputation With Social Networking
By Bob Jenkins

Are you using social networks to build your reputation online? Whether you already are or you are just getting started with sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Ning, building your online reputation is your biggest responsibility.

Here are five ways to make sure you do it right.

#1: Be Proud Of Being You

The first thing is, you have to be yourself. You have to be who you are. Because although you can get away with being fake for a little while, as soon as one person realizes that you’re not who you say you are, your reputation is destroyed almost instantly because of the power of social networking.

So be yourself. And don’t be afraid of being yourself. Realize that you have some gifts and some knowledge that people need to know about, and those that want to learn from you are going to gravitate towards you. Those that don’t think you’re worth listening to are basically going to ignore you. And it’s at their peril, so don’t worry about them.

#2: Transparency – Never Hide From Your Audience

The second thing about your reputation is you should try to be transparent at all times. This means you keep everything real with your audience.

For example, over the last year, I used social media to show you my move from Maryland to North Carolina, including drama with the movers, picking the house, and getting it set up. I also pulled back the curtain to show what it takes to run a product launch.

When I did my last product launch, I was Twittering every day what I was doing to get ready for this site. Most of the gurus out there would keep everything under lock and key, and I was being very clear, saying, “This is what I’m doing to get ready for this launch.” It actually helped me have a better launch, even though I told everybody exactly what I was going to be doing.

They didn’t think that they had some surprise or whatever like most people teach; they just were excited to be part of it and part of the story. So be transparent. Let people know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, and they’re going to learn how to trust you.

#3: Be Positive For Positive Results

The third way to build your reputation is to be positive.

There are folks out there who generally can do a good job of being negative. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find that to be a very long-term profitable strategy.

It may get you some attention at first and spark some controversy, but that’s not the way to go. Be looking forward to the optimistic of your industry, of your business and what the results are going to be.

It would be easy for you to go onto Twitter or onto Facebook and talk about how you’re having a bad day or this product sucks or this week sucks or this relationship sucks. But you’re not really there for a support network, per se.

You’ll find some of that. If you have something bad happen in your life, sharing it with your followers will be very therapeutic for you and you will get a lot of support back. But when you’re just blasting negative things out, you’re going to get negative things in return, usually.

So try to be positive as much as possible and look for the opportunities that are out there and look at them from that positive perspective.

#4: Build Your Reputation And They Will Come

The fourth thing you must do is to be patient. This is because, initially, your reputation is going to be built only by yourself and the first initial people who get to know you. But as time goes on and you get more followers and you build a larger network of friends and peers, your reputation will solidify to allow your business to grow.

Once it hits a tipping point, your reputation and business accelerates at a very quick pace.

So be patient and let it happen. Don’t try this stuff out for a week and then come back to me next week and say, “Well, it didn’t really work. I didn’t really get any results yet.” You’ve got to let social networking play out over a few weeks and then a couple months and so on. A year from now your business is going to be tremendously different compared to where it is right now.

#5: Contribute To The Conversation – Every Day!

The fifth thing about your reputation is you need to be someone that people look to as a contributor, not as a leech, not as a mooch, as a contributor.

You have to be willing to be involved in the conversation, and you have to be willing to give as much or even more than what you’re going to get in return. The people who do that are growing so fast it makes my head spin.

I feel that I’m a pretty giving person but I see some other folks out there that just keep on giving, giving, giving and they just build up a huge following and that social capital is a real asset to your business. So you need to make sure that you’re contributing as much as possible to the conversation.

I don’t mean that as just go around randomly and try to help people. Within your specific task, your specific industry, the things you know well, you need to be at the forefront of letting people know how to do what you know how to do without charging them money at first.

They’ll come and find your site and your products and they’ll pay you for that as time goes on and their needs grow. With social networking you need to be building your reputation up first.

If somebody has a question, you should be one of the first people who answers and you need to answer without reservation not just, “Oh, I answered that in my eBook; go buy it”. They’re going to find your eBook if you just talk to them and give them solutions to the problem they are struggling with at that moment.

Give people your input, your encouragement for them to get better at what they are trying to do.

Any little quick free advice you can give, give it.

Actively Build Your Reputation With Social Networking And Reap The Rewards

You’ve got to be in this for the reason of having fun and really building that relationship. Dollars will come, there’s no doubt about that. But first, connect with people and really help them out. Understand that they’ll become loyal followers of what you do and see you for who you are.

Follow these 5 steps to building your reputation online and you’ll not only beat your competition, you’ll have more fun doing it!

Bob Jenkins teaches business owners how to use internet marketing strategies effectively to attract more customers and get more sales without spending a fortune on advertising. Get more free social networking lessons at www.DiscoverSocialNetworking.com.

How To Choose The Best Autoresponder – Deliverability Matters

How To Choose The Best Autoresponder – Deliverability Matters

TrafficWave Delivers

(By the way, I have a very special offer for you below.)

I was going to write a piece about this myself, when I came across this article by TrafficWave TrafficWave Delivers. The fact is, EVERY company, large or small, MUST HAVE an autoresponder. You need to work efficiently – autoresponders give you the freedom to do just that.

I use TrafficWave (TW) myself – I actually have two accounts – and very good it is too.

There’s a lot more to TrafficWave than just an autoresponder. (An autoresponder is a program feature that sends an automated reply to incoming email. For example, when customers send email to your sales@yourdomain.com address, a standard message could be sent back to them. It also lets you send out regular messages to a list of subscribers as well as ad hoc ‘broadcast’ messages.)

As well as an autoresponder, you can set up your own FFA Ads Site – like this one: ACMEAdvertising

Do you want to track your ads? Well, TW has an AdTracker for you.

TrafficWave lets you set these up at no extra charge. It even tells you why you need them – and for the FFA site the answer may surprise you. Lots of tutorials and articles to show you how to do things and their support is top notch too.

If you have an autoresponder, check out TW, you may find they are a better deal. They will even help you move subscribers over.

If you are looking to get an autoresponder, then you need to see what TW has to offer before you commit. (Don’t do what I did and use another program, only to have to transfer everything to the better TrafficWave later.)

Oh, and they have a great affiliate program too, so it could mean you don’t pay anything at all for your autoresponder.

Here’s the link to their main page: TrafficWave Main Page

SPECIAL OFFER

If you sign up to TrafficWave through one of my above links and contact me to tell me that you will use it long-term, I WILL PAY YOUR FIRST MONTH’S SUBSCRIPTION!

But you must commit to doing the same for your downline too.

It’s called ‘Matrix Buster’ and uses the PAY IT FORWARD concept.

Why would I do this? Because I’m looking for people like you that are ready to work with me to create a Fast Track to the kind of income most people only dream about. By working together as a team we can all benefit a lot more (ie make money) than if we do it alone. find out more about the Matrix Buster plan with TrafficWave –>> CLICK HERE.

To your online success

LyndaH

PPC Web Spy – One of those MUST HAVE tools

PPC Web Spy – One of those MUST HAVE tools

[I’ve just brought this article over from my other blog – lynda-hill.com – where I am changing the theme etc. It was first posted in January 2009.]

Really, if you do any kind of affiliate marketing, then you MUST, MUST, MUST get PPC Web Spy.

ppc web spy image

This little tool, which needs Firefox BTW, let’s you see the keywords while you are browsing. But it doesn’t stop there. In fact, I’m so excited about PPC Web Spy that I’m off to do a Squidoo lens right now!

The standard tool is free, but when you see the one time offer to upgrade to Platinum, you won’t want to by-pass it.

If I have any doubts, it is how effective this tool will be once everyone is using it – so why wait? Jump on board now – it’s all legal, decent and honest – and as it’s free, pass it round.

PPC Web Spy – CLICK HERE

–L

PS   Hint: Take the PPC Web Spy OTO!