Social media

18 Quick Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Blog

September 19, 2013

Derek Halpern of Social Triggers had a brilliant post recently about the importance of promoting your work. (Thanks to Tom Ewer for pointing it out.) Derek says he spends 20 percent of his time creating and 80 percent promoting. He writes: If you spend time writing a piece of content, and that content only gets […]

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How to Find Your First Social Media Client

July 1, 2013

You know social media like nobody's business. You're a Twitter power user, you've unlocked all of LinkedIn's secrets, you see Pinterest as a work of art, and you know Facebook inside out. Yet while carefully curating tumblrs is fun, eventually you're going to want to get paid. So how do you find your first client? […]

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You’re Probably Doing This Wrong on Twitter

January 23, 2013

Guess what begins again February 4th? My Twitter networking course, Become a Twitter Power User. Join us if you want to get MORE out of Twitter! I thought everyone knew about this Twitter tip. In fact, I thought it was so well-known that I hesitated before writing a post about it for Steve Buttry’s blog. […]

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One Life Change I’m Making Because of My Email Detox

November 28, 2012

Last week I went on an email and social media detox. That’s right: I didn’t read or respond to emails for a week, and I didn’t touch my social media channels. (With a few minor exceptions — I had to go into my email to retrieve my flight itinerary, for example — but they were […]

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New Course! Become a Twitter Power User

September 17, 2012

Here's something you learn oh-so-quickly as an entrepreneur: if your community asks for something, and what they ask for is BRILLIANT, you give it to them. That's why I created Become a Twitter Power User, a course that will run for the first time next month — because YOU asked for it. Some of you […]

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The Secret to Connecting with Influential People Online

July 30, 2012

When I went to the World Domination Summit a few weeks ago, I had a list of about a dozen people I wanted to meet. Most were well-known bloggers who write about my content areas: careers & entrepreneurship, writing and travel. And guess what? In most cases, those people wanted to connect with me, too. […]

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How I Decide Whether to Follow You on Twitter

January 29, 2012

This video was originally part of my new social media course, Make Your Own Luck. (That course, by the way, starts March 5. A third of the spots are taken, so if you want one, sign up now!) But then I realized this would be helpful to many of you, too. So consider this your […]

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Writers’ Roundup: November 25

November 25, 2011

Hope you enjoyed your turkey (or tofurkey) day! Great reads for the weekend: Writer Torre DeRoche shares her secrets to getting published and explores whether being a woman is an advantage in the publishing process. Learn how to tackle the challenges of bootstraping your business while working your day job, at Great piece from […]

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Writers’ Roundup: November 18

November 18, 2011

Today marks three months since I started working for myself. And know what? I’m now bringing in as much income as when I had the day job + side gig! This is exciting news for a newbie entrepreneur. Reaching the income I left behind has been one of my goals since the beginning, and getting […]

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How to Manage Social Media Campaigns for Clients

October 5, 2011

Since I launched my eguide on starting a social-media consulting biz, several people have asked how I help small businesses and organizations build online communities. When you run a social media campaign for a company, how do you go about doing it? It differs according to each client. It also differs according to your consulting […]

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