Instagram is a social media picture app founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010. It was designed as a photo-sharing app for smartphones that allows you to take pictures instantly to be shared with your friends and family. This app was having such success that Facebook acquired IG for a cool $1 billion yes you read that right $1 billion dollars.
HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
Signing up for IG is simple just click on this link INSTAGRAM and get registered today. There are a few things you should know when signing up. You only have a brief 150 character limit on your bio so try to make it as powerful as possible also this in the only place that you can add a link that is clickable. I would suggest you put a link to a capture page that either goes to your blog or where ever you would like your followers to go. WHY…because you want to capture leads to start creating your list. Also, make sure you add a profile picture of yourself.
If your on other social media platforms you can link your IG account to these platforms and your message/pic will be seen there as well. It’s what I like to call one stop shopping.
WHY USE INSTAGRAM?
I’m glad you asked. If your an entreprenuer this is one great way to Brand yourself. You can post pics of your products or service before your potential clients buy from you. You know a sort of sneak peak into your world. You can also direct them to another social media platforms to connect with them on a more personal level.
If your just on IG for fun well that’s cool to. You can share some really cool pics with your friends and family.
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS
There are a few ways to connect with other on IG. One way is to follow those people from facebook. The other way is to click on hashtags that others are using and check out there profiles. (See video below) One thing I like to do when connecting with others in this manner is to go over to their page, give a little love to about three post and drop a comment on one of their pictures or by sending a direct message to them. NOTE: I created a picture in powerpoint that says thanks for connecting.
Get more followers and new leads
Well, there you have it my peeps: What is Instagram, How to sign up, Why you should use it and How to connect with others. As with alll my blogs I hope you gained some value from today’s post. Please Like, Share and most importantly Comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more how to’s
Are you the type of person who has a love for learning. Well, I have just the blog for you. Check out today’s blog and discover the
10 New Sites to Learning Something New Everyday
What’s up bloggers and bloggetts, it’s your girl Shawne here with another blog for your reading pleasure. I have to say that I’m constantly learning something new everyday. As busy parents, entreprenuers and the list goes on and on I swear the learning thing never stops.
So, today I complied a list just for you to help you in your continued quest for knowledge. So, with that being said let’s dive in and get the learning party started.
Hack a Day – Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.
eHow – eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.
Wired How-To Wiki – Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips. Browse through hundreds how-to articles and then add to them, or start a new one.
MAKE Magazine – Brings the do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset to all of the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with cool DIY projects that help you make the most of the technology you already own.
Instructables – Similar to MAKE, Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others as the tackle new projects and learn new skills.
Merriam-Webster Online – In this digital age, your ability to communicate with written English is paramount skill. And M-W.com is the perfect resource to improve your English now.
As with all my blogs my goal is that you gain some value from today’s post. I would love to know what your favorites are. I have to say my favs were #1, 7 & 8. I ask one big favor of you and that is to Like, Share and Comment.
Did you know that there are a few POWERFUL WORDS that should be used in your email marketing, blogs, social media campaigns, etc.
What’s up bloggers and bloggetts it’s your girl Shawne here with another blog for your reading pleasure. I have to say that being an entrepreneur is no easy fete. There are tons on things to do daily and tons of things to learn if you want to have a successful business online. And one of those things is knowing what
to use that will get your target market to buy what your selling so I found 30 words that have helped me in my marketing weather it’s emails, blogs, social media campaigns, etc.
So, sit back and let’s dive in.
You – Write as though you’re speaking to the customer and about the customer, not about yourself.
Because – Give customers a reason why they need to take action.
Free – “Because” we all like free things, right?
Value – This implies customers are getting something versus losing something (i.e. money when you say “cost” or “price”).
Guaranteed – Give customers a guarantee to minimize risk perception, so they feel they have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Amazing – Customers will respond to something that is incredible.
Easy – Make it simple for customers to take the next step in the purchasing process, and let them know how much easier life will be with your product or service.
Discover – This implies there is something new and unknown to the customer, something that has supreme benefits and gives them an edge.
Act now – Motivate an immediate response with a limited-time offer.
Everything included/everything you need – This establishes that your product or service is all your customers will have to buy in order to achieve their goal.
Never – Point out a “negative benefit,” such as “never worry again” or “never overpay again.”
New – Your product or service is the cutting edge in your industry.
Save – The most powerful word to showcase monetary savings, or even time savings.
Proven – Remind customers that your product, service or business is tried-and-true.
Safe and effective – “Proven” to minimize risk perception for health and monetary loss.
Powerful – Let customers know that your business, product or service is robust.
Real results/guaranteed results – Your customers want results, after all.
Secret – Not everyone succeeds, and there are secrets to success. Let customers know you can reveal those secrets.
The – This implies your solution is the “end-all-be-all.” Consider the difference: “3 Solutions for Marketing Success”/”The 3 Solutions for Marketing Success.”
Instant –Instant access or downloads are more appealing than waiting.
How to – Start off with a solution so customers read the rest of your copy.
Elite –Your customers are among the best in the world. Invite newbies to join a highly desirable club.
Premium – Premium helps denote high quality.
Caused by – If your marketing literature builds a case for your product, transitional phrases such as “caused by,” “therefore,” and “thus” can help reinforce the logic of a purchase.
More – Do you offer more than your competitors? Let your customers know, because they want the best deal, after all.
Bargain – Because customers want a great deal, remember?
No obligation – Create a win-win situation for your customers.
100% money-back guarantee – Again, no risk.
Huge – A large discount or outstanding offer is difficult to resist.
Wealth – If you’re selling products and services related to money, wealth is a desirable word for customers.
Well that’s all I have for know. Did you find this list helpful? Do you use any of these words? What words do you find helpful when connecting with your potential clients. I would love to know so please drop your answers in the comments below and don’t forget to Like, Share and most important comment.
What’s up my fellow bloggers and bloggets, it’s your girl Shawne here with another blog for your reading pleasure. Where my foodies at? Bringing you the top 5 burger joints. If your anything like me I love to enjoy a good burger every now and then. So today I thought I would take a trip around the country to find the best burgers around. So sit back and let’s get our burgering on.
Where My Foodies At?
Now I know you may be surprised by this 1st choice but I discovered this burger at a bowling alley in San Francisco. At the Mission Bowling club you can get this brisket and chuck burger seared in beef fat, topped with housemade caper aioli, carmelized onions and monterey cheese. Where all my Cali peeps at?
Also, in Pasenda, CA you have to check out Pie n Burger. Here you will find the same receipe that has been served for the last 50 years. You get this amazing burger served with american cheese and a homemade thousand island dressing served in a loosely wrapped wax paper.
Next week head to El Reno, Oklahoma and slide into Sid’s Diner for their show stopping onion burger. The owner herself slices the yellow spanish onions until there paperthin and then adds them directly to your burger. Here’s a little secret to flatten out your burger she uses a homemade spatula.
Now, i’m always in NY and not sure how I missed this but I will def be checking out the Bindle room on my next trip. Here you will find the Steakhouse burger seared in a cast iron skillet and topped with american cheese and homemade spicy hot sauce. What makes this burger so special my be the combination of 30 day aged beef neck, fresh beef and pure white fat. May not sound good but sure looks good. What do you think?
And the last one on the list you can find in the Chi, Chicago that is. Check out the double cheeseburger at Au Cheval. The actually use three thin burgers, cheddar, maple glazed bacon and homemade Dijonnaise. If you wanna get fancy you can make this burger Au Cheval style and top it with an egg.
I hope you enjoy our travel around the world to find the best burgers in town.
As business owners and entreprenuers there is a lot of work that needs to be done in order to see some sort of success. Our goals no matter the company we choose to help us create financial success or the business we start we all need one thing PEOPLE but I have a question for you what do you do when you run out of your warm market?
Well in today’s blog I will share somethings you can do to build your OFFLINE COLD MARKET so let’s dive in.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF YOUR COLD MARKET?
Rule #1 and the most important thing is that you must prevent yourself from saying to much. One way to do this is to use the B.I.C. System. I know your saying what the hell is the B.I.C. System well I’m glad you asked.
Know that you know what B.I.C. stands for I can only imagine your saying to yourself Holy Macaroni Shawne how the He double hockey sticks do I use it when prospecting my cold market. What you want to do is keep your conversation short make up a real or fabricated story.
Here’s an example of a conversation using the B.I.C. System with a potential prospect. Hey I have 2 hop on this conference call but curious would you be open to a side project if it didn’t interfere with what your doing with xyz company (if you know what company their in) If they ask what it’s about reiterate the B.I.C. set up an appointment and say something like I’m real busy but I PROMISE I can call you next week. Now the keyword in this statement is PROMISE. Remember people do business with people they know, like and trust and when you PROMISE someone something they tend to believe it. It really resonates with them.
THE FOLLOW-UP…..REMEMBER THE FORTUNE IS IN THE FOLLOW UP
You reach out a day or two early and say I had an unexpected opening in my schedule and was able to call you a little earlier than orginally PROMISED. Now that you have them on the phone you want to ask a few questions to see if they would be a fit for your opportunity such as
I’d love to know a little more about you? Can you share what has you excited these days?
When we spoke you mentioned you might be open to a side project is there any particular reason why you might be open to making some extra money?
Ask them why making extra money is important to them?
Now, they may ask how much is it to get started and the best way to answer this is to say something along the lines there are mutiple levels and again this may not be for you.
Most people when presented with an opportunity will tell you NO before they see anything. The goal here is to be able to present your opportunity your opportunity before they make an informed decision that this is not for them.
That’s it….Now you don’t have to be afraid of your cold market. Did you get any value from today’s post? Drop me a line in the comments and don’t forget to Like, Share and Comment.