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Leveraging Twitter for Your Freelance Business

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As a freelancer, twitter is without doubt an important tool to spread your word across the web. If you need advices about how you can do it, this post is perfect for you. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Social media applications such as Twitter can be effectively utilized as a tool for freelancers like yourself to promote your services. In a time when the world is connected through the internet, failing to employ such a simple strategy to connect with your potential and existing clients is a waste of opportunity. Remember that you are promoting to the rest of the world each time you post something in Twitter.

 

The content then, is what matters. You can update your existing clients on your latest projects and network with freelancers like yourself. In your Twitter, you may link your followers to your professional blog where they can further explore your work and even better, re-tweet it to their own network. All these can bring you more business in the long run as these people go on to recommend you to potential clients.

 

Here are five possible ways to make good use of Twitter for your freelance business:...

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tips-leverage-twitter-for-freelance-business/


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The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

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Is Pinterest a social media more? That's the question I ask myself every time when a new platform appears on the net. Regarding Pinterest, I think there is actually a reflection to make for all who are active in marketing. This awesome guide will give you some ideas, how you can use it to your advantage. [note Martin Gysler]

 

HGTV. Nordstrom. West Elm. ModCloth. Those are some of the big name retailers who are using Pinterest to drive significant traffic to their retail websites. In fact, Pinterest has become so popular it is driving more traffic than Google+ to retailers’ sites.

 

I think it is safe to say that as marketers it’s time to take this social network site seriously. But what exactly is Pinterest? And how do you use it to promote your business or brand?

 

Well, this guide will help you get started.

 

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Pinterest is becoming a social network site for sharing interesting images you find online. Think of it as an image-based social bookmarking tool like delicious.com…but with a better community.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/wrHYbN


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Content Marketing Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted To Know In One Post

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Wow, an amazing post about Content Marketing. From; "What Is Content Marketing" to "Content Strategy Best Practices By Successful Brands". All what you need to know to start or improve your know-how in this area. A must read post, of sure! [notre Martin Gysler]

 

An offline marketing expert recently asked me for a crash course in content marketing through social media. She’d built a powerful personal brand over the years and wanted to take her analog educational resources and research and leverage them online.

 

The answers to her question, “What is this content marketing business, and how do I get started?” are smattered across the web. So, I compiled a “boot camp” style reading list for her, things we’d written, curated, or analyzed, drawing from work by experts like Brian Clark and Dan Zarrella. And, in true content marketing fashion, I figured why not publish that list?

 

Even if you’re a seasoned veteran, sometimes it’s nice to review the basics. Revisiting content marketing boot camp was a great exercise for me; I hope it is for you, too.

 

Ten hut!

 

Read more: http://contently.com/blog/content-marketing-boot-camp-everything-you-wanted-to-know-in-one-post/


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7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

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Practical advice to turn an average workday into an incredibly productive day.

 

Occasionally you need to go the extra mile. Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you’ve put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day.

 

Here’s the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday:

 

1. Let everyone know. Interruptions destroy focus and kill productivity. So are the guilt trips your family "sometimes unintentionally" lay on you. Let coworkers and family know you’re planning a “project day.” Tell key customers too. Announce you will be tied up on, say, Tuesday, and that you will respond to calls and emails on Thursday. Let people know who to contact in an emergency. Some will get with you before Tuesday, and the rest will make a mental note you’re not available. In either case, you’re covered...


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TODAY'S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Strong.

TODAY'S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Strong. | Everything you need… | Scoop.it

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle... – Napoleon Hill

 

What inspires me this quote: What matters is not to be strong for a moment and make a maxium in minimum time. Indeed, only a steady and continuous effort leads to success. As a leader, you must have this kind of quality, because your team expects that from you.

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A True Measure Of Influence | BrandSavant

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Influence scores, as we know them today, are all based upon algorithms. Algorithms are commonly confused with formulae, but they are surely two different things. The volume of a circle is a formula – it’s math. That x number of retweets has y effect on your influence score, however, is an algorithm. There might be some math in there, but I like to think of algorithms as math plus assumptions.

 

An influence score makes assumptions about the value of your follower count, how many people click on your links, etc., and then bashes those assumed values together with yet another set of assumptions – their supposed relationship to each other...


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10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.

 

Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook, according leadership coach John C. Maxwell, whose books include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Thomas Nelson, 1998) and Developing the Leader Within You (Thomas Nelson, 1993).

 

“You work hard to develop your product or service. You fight to solve your financial issues. You go out and promote your business and sell your product. But you don't think enough about leading your own people and finding the best staff,” Maxwell says...


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Coca Cola Content 2020 Part One

The media landscape is a very different beast today than it was even 5 years ago. Then agency-led television commercials dominated how we channel our marketing. The very fact you are reading this here proves that things have changed. Coca Cola have always been at the forefront of innovation. In this video Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company is the person responsible for leading global creative vision and strategy for the Company's portfolio of global brands.

 

In this video he explains how Coke will leverage the opportunities in the new media landscape and transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling hoping to add value and significance to peoples lives. Jonathan describes the challenge of content creation in an enlightening way, reminding us that "every contact point with a customer should tell an emotional story".


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Ash Sadek's curator insight, May 3, 2014 9:44 AM

Just because I love everything Coca Cola does!

Grizzel Fonseca's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:05 AM

I agree with Coca Cola about moving away for creative excellence to content excellence. They have developed their brand and established it well in the world. They are looking at ways to stay on top of other competitors; it is very smart of them to make sure their consumers are happy with the product and how they can connect with audiences. By creating the brand and establishing the brand does not mean long term profit or customer loyalty. It is how the business continues to market the brand that results in customer loyalty and profit. Coca Cola that identify this and made it their focus to create a strong customer loyalty with their audience; making sure the consumer shall never drift away from the brand and company.

 

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The Twitter Hashtag Game

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This post is part of the “Marketing That Works” Ideas Contest, showcasing 20 of the most innovative marketing ideas from the blogosphere’s up and coming marketers. If you like the post, please show your support for the contestant by tweeting, liking, sharing, and commenting below!

 

For my marketing idea, I created something called the “Hashtag Game.”

 

Like Naomi Dunford said: “It’s the shit that we do to get people to buy our shit.” There are many things we can do to attract potential readers and customers such as: producing powerful content; word of mouth; Facebook marketing; free eBooks to lure people in; and guest posting.

 

There are also the little, effortless things that we forget to do that can add up overtime: adding hashtags at the end of our tweets.

 

For example: If I were tweeting “Engagement From Scratch” . . . and let’s just say I don’t have 50,000 followers but I want to spread the word about it.

 

Read more: http://www.firepolemarketing.com/blog/2012/01/27/twitter-hashtag-game/


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Chuck Bartok's comment, January 28, 2012 12:12 PM
I appreciate the share of this post..Never really understood the Power of #Hashtags,
But I do like the reference to "relevance" and overuse
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:45 PM
Hi Chuck! I think you're not alone in this situation. I'm glad that this post gave you an insight in this subject to better understand it. Have a great weekend!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:51 PM
Yes, you're absolutely right, Superior Network Co :-) Have an amazing Saturday ;-)
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Gamification: Motivation and Engagement

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What’s Game Good For?


Before we can talk about applying game mechanics to anything, we need to understand what a game actually us. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a game as “a form or spell of play or sport, esp. a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength or luck.”

 

That’s pretty hard to digest as a something you can say to a decision maker! However, if we break it down further we can start to get at some core ideas that should help. Play and sport are all activities or tasks. Played is not a strong word in the corporate world. It conjures images of nerds playing quake after hours on the corporate network. So instead, how about we use completed.

 

Rules Can Be Starting Points

Next, rules. We all have rules, but it is not something you hear people talking about in businesses. Instead, we could say parameters or guidelines. All projects have parameters or guidelines...

 

Read more: http://osakabentures.com/2012/01/gamification-motivation-and-engagement/


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 26, 2012 1:00 PM
As I said, I'll check out the website, thank you Renato!
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You're welcome Saul!
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11 Tips You Can Use Today to Develop Outstanding Content for Your Blog

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How often should I post on my blog?... How long should my posts be?... Can I have other people write articles for me?... How far can I stray from my chosen topic?

 

How do I create incredible content that attracts hundreds of comments and shares? How do I keep people coming back to read everything I publish?

 

At some point, all bloggers have these and dozens of other questions about developing content. Maybe you’re struggling with some of them right now.

 

As we gear up for the launch of our new blog Expert Enough as part of the Million Dollar Blog Project, we’ve been thinking a lot about content strategy. I’m going to share our content strategy for the new blog later in this post, but first, here are 11 of my top tips for developing outstanding content for your blog:


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Excellent thanks for sharing this today.
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7 Dirty Little Book Publishing Secrets that Every Writer Needs to Know

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Paris Hilton has one. Rob Lowe has one too. Even Sharon Osbourne’s got one. 


Get your mind out of the gutter people — I’m talking about books.

 

Even with all their money, fame and extreme overexposure, these people (or, their people) went to the effort to become published authors. Why?

 

These celebrities already have more money than they know what to do with and dead tree book publishing is supposed to be dead.

 

So why do these celebrities bother to write (or hire a ghostwriter to write) a book?


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7 Habits of Highly Effective SEOs

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Do you want to be a successful SEO? Well who doesn’t, right?

 

After being in the SEO space for over 10 years I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of them. And just like any industry, only a small percentage of them are actually successful.

 

So it hit me… why are some of these SEOs good at what they do while others aren’t? And after thinking about it for a while, I realized that it came down to these 7 habits.

 

1. Effective SEOs practice it

It’s not hard to become a SEO. You can read it about online, you can buy a few books, and within weeks you’ll have the lingo down...


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TODAY'S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Action.

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Action is the real measure of intelligence. – Napoleon Hill

 

What inspires me this quote: The only way to succeed is action. With action and a strong desir, the success will come early or late. This kind of attitude is a "must have" for every leader to lead his team to do so as well.

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