6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Website

 

“Today’s Website is Yesterdays Business Card”

What is the first thing you do when you hear about a new business or a public figure?

Yep!  You search for them on the Internet. What do you do if you can’t find anything? Yep! You move on to someone or something else. Be honest, How many times have you gone to the next person, place or thing on your referral list because you couldn’t find anything about them- while thinking to yourself, “If they don’t have a website for me to look at then they must not be very good. All good businesses have websites.” A Website, whether it is for a Business or for you as a Public Figure- model, actor, Insurance or Real Estate Agent, Entrepreneur, Political Figure-is not only the easiest place to find out about them. Most importantly it gives CREDIBILITY.

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What is a #Hashtag?

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What is a Hashtag? And why do I want to use them?

#wth (what the hell)

The symbol # used to be known as a “number” symbol.  Now it’s better known as a hashtag.

Wikipedia defines hashtag as “a type of metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services, allowing users to apply dynamic, user-generated tagging that makes it possible for others to easily find messages with a specific theme or content; it allows easy, informal markup of folk taxonomy without need of any formal taxonomy or markup language.”

Well, that just confuses things even more

To explain a Hashtag in simplified terms is a symbol (#) used in front of a word or expression used in Social Media.  When an expression, or series of words, there are no spaces in between the words.

Correct #goforit       Incorrect #Go for it

The purpose of a hashtag is to categorize a post by the keyword(s) directly after the symbol which makes it easy for users to look for content based on that subject. Putting keywords into the Search bar and everything on that social media platform with that hashtag will be listed.

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How I Convinced my Husband to let me Quite my Job to Start an Online Business

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How I Convinced my Husband to let me Quite my Job to Start an Online Business

It’s everyone’s dream to win the lottery and march into their Bosses office and yell “F*** YOU! I QUIT!!”  It definitely was mine and is definitely my husband’s. Every night when we got home we would complain about our day. It was almost like we were competing at whose job was worse. So I always felt a bit of  guilt wash over me every time I wondered how I was going to convince my husband to let me quite me job to start an Online Business.

Every night I would come home and start reading anything I could get my hands on that had to do with starting an online business.  I watched YouTube, I listened to Podcasts, I read …and read…and read.

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Tech Tuesday Week 3

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Tech Tuesday Week 3

 

“Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.”- Wikipedia

I LOVE Dropbox.  It is a simple Cloud service that allows you to upload files, pictures and video to retrieve from any mobile device or desktop.

Dropbox is great when working with a team and want to be able to share files and allow team members to Edit photos or files. All edits are automatically updated on everyone’s device and can easily be seen by all team members. You can even send files instantly even if the recipient does not have a Dropbox account. But, if anything would happen and you needed/wanted to erase them off a stolen or lost device Dropbox helps you do that.

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5 Things about Instagram You MUST Know if You Own a Business

5 things you must know about instagram if you own a business

 Here are 5 Things about Instagram You Must Know if You Own a Business

Instagram has quickly become one of my favorite platforms. At first I loved the simplicity and the quiet break from all the noise of other Social Media outlets. I could jump on, scroll through pictures and hit the little heart.  Recently, especially since Facebook bought it, it has become a rapidly  growing interactive platform. Here are 5 Things about Instagram You must know if you own a Business.

Make sure your PROFILE is going to grab the attention of the viewer

YOUR PROFILE – is the ONLY place that you can  could (we will clear that up a little later) put an active LINK.  Even through all the changes recently, Instagram still does not allow active links in the Caption or Comment sections of your post. This means that the primary goal of your posts are to get your viewers back to your profile bio so that they click on your link and if done correctly, land on your website or squeeze page, landing page, sales page or where ever that is most beneficial.

When setting up your Profile keep these things in mind-  YOUR NAME/ YOUR USERNAME, YOUR PROFILE IMAGE, THE BIO and of course your LINK.

Your username needs to be a username that tells your viewers what you represent or lets viewers know what you are about. For instance-  If you are a Bakery but choose a username like ProBallerz it may not get the attention of an audience that wants to see new cake designs.

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