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Help – I Can’t Find You :-(

Marathon

I spend a lot of time researching websites and social media profiles to see who is doing a FANTASTIC job providing awesome exposure for their brands.

Unfortunately, not everyone is rockin’ it in this area, and I want to make sure that this critical social media strategy is not overlooked going forward.

One area that really stands out for me is the ease that I can find social media “connect” buttons on a website or blog. I find that my eyes often focus on the top of the page, and many key people that I follow put them there, or somewhere on the first page of content. On the flip side, many people bury their social media connect buttons deep in to their website, and I have to go digging to find them. If I really like what they are doing, I will dig, but typically not – it is much to time-consuming.

What I am going stress next may seem obvious, kind of “Intro To Social Media”, but humour me for a minute.

The more opportunities that you give people to connect with you, the greater the change that they actually will! People tend to be too busy, many are looking for the shortcut, and want the easiest ways to connect possible. So why not give them many opportunities to do so?

Here are some places that I make sure that I promote other places that people can connect with me:

Twitter Profile –  Insert a link in the space provided under the tag line where you would like people to land and discover more about you. Perhaps your website, blog or even a Facebook Fan page.

LinkedIn Profile – There is a place on the template to include other social media profile links (and links to websites & blogs).

Facebook Fan Page Profile – Under the “About Page”, there are fields to include an email address, other accounts (which includes Twitter), and websites.

YouTube/Google+ Profile – Under the “About Page”, there is a “Links” section. You can add social media and website info there.

Pintrest Profile – There is a place to put your website link, but you can choose another social media link if you don’t have a website or blog

LinkedIn “Thanks For Connecting Note” – Every person that I connect with gets a “Thanks For Connecting” note.  I always ask people where else I can connect with them, and provide the links to where they can connect with me. A shout out to Paul Castain for drilling this in to my head early in my online journey! You can check out Paul’s incredible work at http://yoursalesplaybook.com/

At The End Of Blog Posts – This is a great place to remind people where else they can connect with you, and give an email address and/or phone number if they have questions, or heck maybe even hire you 🙂

On An Email Signature – I don’t recommend listing 8 places that they can connect with you after your name. That would be a little hard on the eyes. But list a couple of places, and change it up periodically; maybe once per month?

On Social Media Channels – Sounds kind of obvious, but you can Tweet “Hey stop by my website”, or post on Facebook how to connect with you on Twitter. You get the idea.

Post Other Ways To Connect On LinkedIn Groups – Some LinkedIn Groups have discussions that allow you to post links to specific social media profiles. If you want to know which groups I am a member of, shoot me an email at TimMushey@gmail.com

Please note – I have not taken the plunge yet on Instagram, Snapchat or other social media sites that the cool kids are on. But I am sure that there are similar features which allow you to include social media & website links (and potentially email addresses).

If you have any questions about improving your link coverage & website/blog visibility, please email me at TimMushey@gmail.com

Or reach out through the following social media channels:

Twitter
https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed
(don’t forget to “like” to stay connected)

LinkedIn

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/timmushey

Google+
https://plus.google.com/+TimMushey/posts

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

Good luck getting your content out there, and remember never pass up on an opportunity to tell people all the places that they can find you.

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Attention Attention – Gary Vaynerchuk Has Stepped Up His Game!

What?????? Is it even possible for Gary Vee to step up his game even more?

Well he has.. check this out!

I have been MIA for a while on my blog, and I do sincerely apologize. I am working on some new things that have me very excited. Details coming before the end of the year.

I was recently listening to Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast, and he had Gary Vaynerchuk on. If you don’t know who he is, just Google his name. He is one of the first people that I followed as I started studying the online marketing space, and he has been just “crushing it” for years.

Gary has started a daily video series, which has also become a podcast called “Ask Gary Vee“. The content is raw, real and incredibly valuable.

Check out the videos here:

https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/AskGaryVee/

If you love audio too, the ITunes podcast link is:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-askgaryvee-show/id928159684?mt=2

If you are on Twitter, and you want to submit a question to Gary, use the hashtag #AskGaryVee I enjoy even just following the hashtag!

I first got super pumped up about working in the online space after listening to a  Tony Robbins audio interview series that Gary was on. One of the most memorable things that Gary passionately said (he is from Jersey so he always has passion),

“You want a business strategy, CARE”.

That has always stuck with me.

As always, if you have any questions about personal branding, social media strategy, sales or leadership, feel free to reach out at TimMushey@gmail.com

You can always find me at:

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/timmushey
https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed
https://twitter.com/TimMushey73
https://plus.google.com/+TimMushey/posts
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks for reading 🙂

The Road “Accidentally Travelled”

Forked Road, Depicting The Concept: Choices Or Choosing

On the way home from our family vacation this summer, I turned on to a highway that I taken at least 5 times over the past 10 years. Or so I thought 😦

Shortly after I passed through the first town, something did not seem right. The road seemed more narrow, and we were travelling through more small towns, at lower speeds. Finally after about 45 minutes, I said to my wife, “check out where we are on maps.com”.

Sure enough, I had taken a wrong turn, and we were going in a totally different direction. I was disappointed in myself. I had delayed the arrival at our hotel and “pool time” with our kids before bed. From that moment on for the next hour or so, I tried to speed a bit to make up time. Travelling with a seven and one year old, I wanted to get them out of the vehicle and playing as soon as possible.

Then my wife told me just to relax and enjoy the journey, it was no big deal. We would get there when we get there.

From there on, the rest of the ride was fun. We saw some towns we had never seen before, had supper at a “classic” diner, and even saw Santa Claus – yes Santa Claus in August! We passed through a small town that had a large statue of Santa right on their main street. The kids really loved getting pictures with him in the middle of summer. The sunset was gorgeous, and my wife took some fantastic pictures to help remember our extended travel day.

What I took away from this is things don’t always go as initially planned, but you have to embrace the “turns and twists” in the road. When I first got online four years ago, I thought I had to know exactly where I would be going before I launched a first blog and website. I have come to terms with when I launch something new, it may look totally different six months or a year from now, but I just have to get started. Putting myself out there will be the key to success, not trying to perfect something ahead of time in my head that is unproven.

  • Have things not gone according to your exact plan online?
  • How have you adapted to the changes that have come your way?
  • How did your feel initially, and how do you feel now about the “online path” you are on?

If you feel “stuck” or are having trouble with any aspect of your online business, I am here to help.

Heck if you need a “gentle nudge” just to get started please let me know.

I have probably had many of the same feelings and experiences that you are having now.

Feel free to email me at:  TimMushey@gmail.com

Or reach out via social media at:

Enjoy the rest of your week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video – Pat Flynn’s Passive Income Model

Great video to give you a better understanding of a passive income model!

Check out more great content from Pat Flynn at:

 

http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

 

Have a FANTASTIC day!

 

Are You In A Marathon Or A Sprint?

Marathon

When I first researched internet marketing opportunities, I  briefly started to plan my retirement too! It seemed like everyone I was following was making six figure incomes right away, so why couldn’t I?

I soon got a reality check 🙂

Building a brand and a business is a marathon and not a sprint.  It sounds cliche, but it is a very powerful analogy.

Success still takes old fashion hard work and persistence. There is no replacement for that.

You need to work at it everyday, and be patient.

Never stop learning, embrace the setbacks and have fun!

Things WILL happen!