Six Simple Ways to Build Your Business via Social Media

Simple Ways to Build Your Business via Social Media

Business owners have a ton of responsibilities and a lot to consider when going about their day-to-day operations. Customer satisfaction is perhaps the most important element of any business; an excellent and responsive attitude can often result in plenty of free, positive publicity and can even turn potential negative reviews into positive ones. One way that businesses have incorporated stellar customer services into their broader ambitions of growing their businesses is through the use of social media.

Social media has given us the ability to reach individuals from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe, which is a god-send for small businesses. The power that social media provides to its users is unprecedented, making it possible to reach large numbers of people and targeted audiences all the same. Whether your business is a multinational conglomerate or a mom and pop store, you have benefits waiting to be realized through social media. Below, we’ll discuss some simple ways you can boost social media exposure and build your business’ reach at the same time.

Update Often

Whenever a small business begins to build its social media presence, it can be frustrating to see virtually no one engaged with your status updates and posts. This shouldn’t get you down, however: social media is a tool and the algorithms of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be tough on newer users. Content that is both original and consistent tends to gain more exposure, as do updates from accounts that have been active for longer periods of time.

Each time you make a post, you create an opportunity for others to see it. The average Facebook post has a half-life of about five hours, which means that by the end of the day, a single post has often reached the end of its so-called life. If you publish multiple updates each day, you ensure that there is a consistent flow of content coming from your profiles and pages. This creates more opportunities for exposure and ensures that social media networks view your profile as an active, positive contributor to discussion.

Import Contacts

Several social media platforms will allow you to import a list of contacts that you have obtained from other sources, in order to add these people as your friends or to invite them to like your page. This method of social media augmentation is quite effective, as the names and emails of the people you possess have already interacted with your business at one point or another. This can help you boost short-term exposure and generate an additional amount of likes, shares and retweets. In most cases, this only takes a couple of minutes, so there is no excuse not to import existing contacts you may have from mailing lists or calls to action.

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Utilize Multimedia

Countless studies have been conducted on the effects that various forms of content can have on social media performance. While basic text may be enough to convey a message, it has been shown that photos can perform twice as well, while videos can boost exposure up to three-fold. Even if you are a small business that is focused on a local audience, you can easily create or purchase multimedia that can then be targeted to both your existing audiences and local audiences who have yet to engage with your brand. In the age of digital availability, even impressive videos and infographics are quite affordable.

Schedule Updates

As we mentioned above, it is prudent that you include multiple status updates each day on your social media profiles. For some social networks such as Facebook, did you know that you can schedule posts to go out in advance? This feature is an excellent tool that will allow you to publish content at times in which your audience is most active – even if you are not at the computer. In Facebook’s case, you can schedule posts up to six months in advance and set them to go out at any hour of the day. This can help further ensure that you have a steady flow of content coming from social media, which will increase your reach over time.

Offer Promotions

Fewer things can stimulate sharing and discussion like free stuff! Many local and national brands alike have generated vast numbers of new followers for their brands through giveaways, contests and even discounts. In some cases, you’ll be able to snag an email address along the way via a page tab contest or a call to action. When providing something to value to a potential customers, it never is too much to ask for something in return; in exchange for a like or retweet, they can be entered into your contest. This is a win-win, as they have the chance to win a fabulous prize, and you increase the number of followers you enjoy.

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Advertise

Almost every social media platform these days has some form of paid advertising that you can use to boost your reach with select audiences. Facebook, for instance, utilizes a system that allows you to target by city or ZIP code, age, gender and various interests. You can bid buy the click or per 1,000 impressions, or let Facebook optimize bidding based on what works best. For just a couple of dollars per day, you can put your brand in front of hundreds of local faces who might not otherwise ever see your social media presence. Even larger brands can advertise cost-effectively on social media, so don’t be afraid to test the waters!

Conclusion

Each of the tips outlined above may seem simple, but when combined and adhered to, can make a world of difference. Social media is not something that guarantees you success or access to consumers: you have to work for it! By offering promotions, advertising through paid sources, scheduling your updates to be published at regular intervals, using multimedia, and inviting existing members to connect with your brand, you can address an array of avenues that is bound to increase traffic and promote your business.

What is Bitcoin and Should I Invest in It?

What is Bitcoin?

In early 2009, a man named Satoshi Nakamoto debuted a project that he had been working on for several years. Designed to be an experiment in something that would later become well-known as “cryptocurrency”, this project was named Bitcoin. It was created as a way for individuals to exchange payment in exchange for goods and services without a centralized banking institution, sensitive financial data or third-parties having to be involved.

Over the past five years, this once unheard-of digital currency has become a powerhouse in the world of online commerce, and now enjoys a total market value of around $6 billion. There have been countless success stories of individuals who bought in early and made millions as confidence surrounding the currency continued to grow. Are these opportunties still available to investors, what exactly is Bitcoin and what does the future hold for it? We’ll discuss these concepts below and help you make the best financial decision regarding the currency.

The Basics of Bitcoin

Bitcoin functions as a decentralized, P2P (peer-to-peer) currency. Many people often refer to Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency or simply “crypto”, due to its relatively anonymous and secretive nature. Ecah Bitcoin can exist as a whole unit, but can also be broken down into smaller units, with the smallest one being known as a “satoshi” (0.00000001 BTC; worth around 1/2000000th of a penny at the time of this publication). As the currency grows, this ability to split and combine coins will increasingly come in handy.

Every Bitcoin user has a digital wallet, where coins can be stored on a digital device. Coins can also be stored offline and in “paper wallets”, for retrieval at a later date. Whenever the owner of a Bitcoin wishes to spend his or her funds, he or she simply sends the payment from the Bitcoin wallet (which has one or more unique addresses associated with it) to the address associated with the recipient’s wallet. Within just a couple of hours, the payment is fully available to the new owner and the coins can be spent freely.

Bitcoin Security and Use

Bitcoin is a secure system that allows for easy payment, but with any financial information, your fortune is only as secure as the devices used to access and safeguard it. Nobody can steal your Bitcoins from an offline device, nor can they can be duplicated or hacked. If your Bitcoins are stored on a machine that has been compromised, however, then they can be stolen. Likewise, many people keep funds in online currency exchanges; if these exchanges are compromised, the funds can be stolen.

Despite being digital, Bitcoin functions more like cash than credit: once a payment has been sent, it cannot be reversed (unless the recipient of the payment decides to refund/return the money). This makes Bitcoin an attractive solution for many people, including those who wish to engage in illicit activities and those who want to make a quick buck with virtually no reprecussions.

All in all, though, Bitcoin is a secure and modern method of payment that is growing in popularity by the day.

Success Stories of the Past Five Years

When the first Bitcoin exchange debuted in 2009, the currency could be traded for as little as $0.01. At the time, very few people bought any significant number of coins due to a low amount of demand. Some people, however, saw investment opportunities and grabbed a large number of coins at the time. As of this publication, Bitcoin is currently worth around $500 per coin; for every $1 invested in 2009, an investor would possess $50,000 worth of coins today. Someone who threw cool a cool $500 back then would possess roughly $25,000,000 of the currency today.

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A finite number of coins will be produced, or “mined”, via computer software that anyone can utilize. Your graphics processing power is the most commonly-used form of power to generate hashes, which are best compared to purchasing lottery tickets. At regular intervals, a “block” of Bitcoins are mined and one random entity receives them. Those who began mining Bitcoins in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and held onto their coins have made many, many times their initial investment in electricity and hardware.

Investment Potential for the Future

Despite now being in existence for five years, it has only been within the past couple of years that the currency has gained real steam. Both the market value and number of Bitcoin users have exploded, which has led to bouts of volatility and speculation. Many people consider the currency too risky.

There is money to be made in Bitcoin, however, via short-term speculation and possibly through long-term investment. Nobody at the onset expected Bitcoin to be anywhere near what it is worth today, but the exact future of Bitcoin cannot be predicted. A massive collapse could occur tomorrow, or a huge rally could send the coin to new heights.

Bitcoin’s all-time value reached $1,200 in late 2013, and as of March 2014, has since lost more than half of that. While that may sound devastating, similar situations occurred in 2010, 2011 and 2013. In all cases, the cryptocurrency ultimately rebounded and reached new all-time highs.

Investors who want to make a quick buck can invest funds and use one of the many popular exchanges – such as BTC-e or Bitstamp – and attempt to speculate. As with all forms of investment, there are risks, but many people have been able to double their investments in a single day when markets are volatile.

What Should I Do?

What Should I Do?

Bitcoin is a relatively new phenomenon and therefore subject to risks, potential regulation and a variety of other issues. Many people have made tons of money off of the cryptocurrency, while others have had disastrous things occur. Ultimately, it is much like any other type of investment: you win some and lose some. For those who simply want to purchase goods and services without fear of transmitting financial information, Bitcoin is a solid currency that is gaining momentum. Even if people do not universally adopt Bitcoin and it ultimately fails as an individual method of payment, the concept of cryptocurrency is something that is here to stay.

Project A.W.O.L TV Show Launches – Watch The Episodes Free And See How To Make An Online Income!

Our TV Show Has Launched! Meet some people that are making a living off the internet.

You know that “internet thing” that I’ve been doing to make an income online? Well my team has FINALLY released the first episode of the TV show that has been in the works for the past several months. Filmed in Thailand, you will get to meet some extraordinary people that are doing the exact same thing as me to generate money over the internet. You MUST watch this as it’s living proof that this isn’t some small time thing that only a couple “lucky” people can do.

THE ACTUAL EPISODES CAN BE WATCHED FOR FREE HERE.

First off, we’ve all dreamed of doing whatever we want whenever want but the problem is that we left it as exactly that; a dream. I’ve been telling the people close to me that this is easily the best thing that could impact their life. This isn’t a get reach quick scheme, in fact you have to actually work to get the results that will allow you to have true freedom. To see a live income disclaimer showing the average earnings depending on the time spent on your business, click here.

Let me ask you this though. If it took you an entire year to reach a point where you can make a full time income online, thus freeing you from the typical 9-5 job until you’re 60+ years old, would it be worth it?

The answer should clearly be yes. Especially when it can take much less than a year. A good friend of mine, Dakota McLearn who was 19 years old at the time, earned $20 000 within two months of starting this! The thing is, not everyone will make money. Some people make $0 and some people make almost a MILLION dollars a month. Not everyone will be able to travel the world, buy the toys they want and sleep for as long as they choose. The reason is because they are too hesitant to take the plunge and dedicate & invest the time and resources needed to be successful.

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I’m here to show you that it is 100% possible. In fact you can earn while you learn! This show is going to blow up and you should all be along for the ride!!

Go ahead and sign up at the link titled “Get started here!” for best investment you’ll make at $25. Something crucial to keep in mind for some people is that if you aren’t in the position you want to be in life, whether that be financially or not, you need to do something different.

If you ever wanted a chance at something truly great but were always skeptical, all I can say is that those who take the “risk” and do whatever it takes, tend to end up with absolutely amazing results.

I’ve also got a nice bonus I’m giving out to the serious people that dive in up to the $15K Formula (you’ll learn all about what this is once you’re inside) and prove that they are here to make an income online. Let’s just say all of the top earners on our team take advantage of it and it can easily be one of the most lucrative resources available!

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Looking forward to connecting with you,
-Dave

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How I Replaced My Income Over The Internet

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This past weekend I had the most eye opening experience at the Empower Network event in Chicago. The bottom line: Anyone can make $10K+ per month and the only person holding you back from it, is yourself.

When I first got started in this industry and more specifically with Empower, I was blessed to join a team of like minded individuals all striving for the same goal. Everyone supports each other, pools resources, tips and knowledge. The leadership is incredible and interactive. It’s one thing to be in a “team” with a major earner but never get to talk to them vs. being able to freely message them and actually get a real response. I began network marketing because I always knew there’s millions of dollars to be made over the internet, but the trick was finding the right vehicle that was genuine and legitimate.  I’ve found it. Not only the company/system, but the people AND the process.

For the people that think this is a “scam” or something illegal, STOP READING NOW! I don’t have time to waste with those that are going to sabotage their own success. Granted I know it’s hard to distinguish what is real or fake on the web, I can tell you from experience that this is 100% the real thing and is solely the reason why I make the money I do and can live the life I do. If, and only if you are truly serious about making money online and will do whatever it takes to succeed then email me, skype me, call me or just sign up and get started.

I’m a normal person, I didn’t come from a rich family and I certainly didn’t even have a couple thousand dollars saved up. What I did have though, was determination, dedication and desire (or the Three D’s as I’ll call it) to succeed in life and on my own terms. I didn’t want to have a boss that told me what to do while I slaved away for most of my life trying to potentially rise up the corporate ladder. I didn’t want to make someone else rich while I just fought to keep my J.O.B. (Just Over Broke). This is the single most important business opportunity I have and very well may ever come across in my entire life. I don’t know about you but I’m not one to let a possibility  this significant slip past, and I didn’t.

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Since starting four months ago, I’m now making more money than I did at my 9-5. I’ve met countless amazing, inspirational and more importantly successful people than I could have imagined. I’ve had the simple pleasure of shaking the owners of the company’s hand and saying, “thank you”. I’ve created freedom, opportunities and happiness all because of the small decision I made one day. The decision that I’m going to give this “internet thing” a shot. I’m going to give it my all, not just dabble here and there. Worst case scenario I learned how to market/promote any product or business better than I could have at any school. Best case scenario I started living my dreams instead of thinking of them as fantasies or unachievable feats. Guess what? I’m doing the latter, and in truth neither of those poles are “bad”. You win either way, it’s just up to you to decide how much you win.

I now have a recipe to replicate my results given you follow exactly in my footsteps. You don’t have to make the mistakes and waste years trying to find out what “works” like myself along with thousands of others did. The most important thing is, you don’t have to do it alone.

There are some massive things coming into play. The world, let alone this industry, is going to be turned upside down when they see what we’re doing. It’s not just me. It’s my team. What’s the point of being at the top when you are by yourself? Run with me. Don’t fumble behind. RUN with me. If a 12 year old kid that was at the event can make $12000 while going to school, doing homework and being a kid, then why can’t you? You can but the question really is: will you? I hope you do because my team and I are going to be succeeding more and more regardless. My goal is to help others transform their life just the same way that mine has, not “change” it. As Tony Rush basically said, “If you have some food and pour some spices on it you’ve changed it, but when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, it’s been transformed”.

My team has put some ground breaking resources in place that are literally a first for this industry. We are the ONLY people that have a call floor dedicated to getting leads, converting them to sales and then delivering them to us, all WITHOUT talking to anyone or posting a single link yourself. The return on investment is extremely lucrative and the process is as simple as clicking a button. If that isn’t enough (and it really should be!) we’re actually going ahead and creating a TV show based on our team and our success. I don’t just mean a random YouTube video that we post on our own Facebook walls. I’m talking about a commercial quality show that’s currently in a bidding war between 5 different major networks. These are just two of the massive things we are exclusively doing and this is barely scratching the surface! Don’t be one of the millions of viewers that’s going to say, “I could have been one of those people…” once they see the TV show.

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I’m going to put two links below here because I KNOW I’ll get hundreds of emails asking for more information anyway. The first will be an introduction into the world of Empower Network and the system that is proven to work, and the second will be a complete break down of network marketing and this opportunity. Watch these, sign up and get started right away.

Empower Introduction: Click Here

Project A.W.O.L. Break Down: Click Here

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The next event is in Denver, Colorado July 19-21, 2013 and I hope to see you all there. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss this! I’m not going to try and convince or prove to you all the reasons why you need to get involved, I simply don’t have time for that. I’d rather spend my time working with the people that have already made a commitment to themselves and are doing whatever they can to make it happen. I’m grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given and I’m even more grateful for being able to work alongside of all of you. Let’s make waves and show everyone how life should really be. I don’t mean be a rich snob and flaunt it, I mean make a difference and live prosperous. Live in wealth. Wealth doesn’t necessarily have to be only monetary. It can be knowledge, abundance and intangible, but the money part is definitely a plus!

If you want to talk to me directly before you dive in give me a shout here and we can chat through email, skype or phone. Looking forward to your journey reaching utopia, and I’ll be right there to brush off the path.

-Dave W. Hunter

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Tweet To Buy – Twitter and American Express E-Commerce System

Announcing something that most people probably wouldn’t have even thought of, American Express is going to let people purchase things by tweeting! It definitely sounds unconventional and maybe even ridiculous but these out of the ordinary things can very well become a common sensation. The service will also allow people to get discounts from normal stores.

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The service is called Amex Sync on Twitter and it essentially lets you tweet to buy a select few items. Now the selection isn’t very big right now but there are some cool gadgets like the Kindle Fire and the Xbox 360. It’s not exactly a smooth experience and includes connecting your Amex card to your Twitter account, tweeting a hashtag to make a purchase, then reply to a confirmation tweet from Amex but you have to do it within 15 minutes!

For the most part I’d normally expect people to feel more comfortable just buying off an online site of some sort or even in a local store. What if you want to buy a new My Little Pont themed Xbox and now all your friends know about it because it’s all over Twitter?! It could happen. This could be useful for those that feel the need to let the world know what they are doing and getting. You know the people that update their status, “I’m waking up”, “Eating breakfast with orange juice!”, “Just got bacon grease in my eye from the frying pan!”. Now they can automatically let you know that they bought something without having to type the tweet, which instead they might say, “Just used Amex Sync to buy something new!!”.

In a move to potentially make a real revenue stream for Twitter vs. unprofitable status updates we could be hearing a lot more unnecessary things that people seem to NEED to express. Social networks are trying to make some profit through sales instead of just their usually free service and that’s understandable. Personally I think there are better ways than this but it could still be useful. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing someone tweet, “Just purchased a Kindle Fire that donates 10% to breast cancer” or something along those lines. Something going viral that actually supports/aids a good cause is all good in my book.

For now it seems most social networks plans for sales revenue haven’t been successful yet but you can be sure that this is just the beginning. They will continue to search and experiment until a profitable solution is found and then everyone will feel compelled to do it.

Let’s just hope someone doesn’t leave their twitter account logged in on a computer or phone and a stranger or evil friend decides to, “BUY ALL THE THINGS!”.

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2 Sales Today On Empower Network! Making Money Online

I am jacked to have gotten two sales today on empower! I actually made my first sale 4 days after signing up. Sadly, I didn’t even know because I didn’t get an email and only found out because I logged into the back end to check on something else. I guess by default empower email notifications are all set to unsubscribed so I didn’t get any emails saying I made a sale. For those who are new make sure to turn on email notifications or else you’ll just have to manually check in your back office.

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For those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about, I blog and make money doing it. I’m involved in the best paying affiliate available which gives 100% commissions. People I know are already making $30K PER MONTH doing this. Yes that’s someone’s yearly salary in a single month. I’ll probably be along those lines by sometime next year with the team and support I have. This is MORE than a replacement for your day job. This is creating a life that you’ve dreamed of but didn’t realize you can easily achieve. All I can say is that I wish I got involved sooner. Regardless I am happy to KNOW that I’m going to be making a ridiculously generous income dictated by my own energies.

I will be honest and say that even though this is a great system I probably wouldn’t be seeing the success I have without the group I’m in. These are the best guys with honest help, guidance and experience. You could basically say it’s a family aimed at success. Rather than wasting a year trying to figure out the best strategies and making countless mistakes along the way I get to skip past and focus on what really matters. The best part is that this group isn’t just exclusive to me. If you join my team you are also joining the overall group and thus all of our tips, training and guidance!

I’m truly grateful for what I already have and can’t wait to REALLY shake things up. This is just the beginning of the rest of my life.

Come join me and the team today to design the life you want to live!

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We Live to Die – Create Your Own Opportunities

Did you know that we are taught to all live in a perpetual routine? I’m not talking wake up, shower, get dressed, eat, brush your teeth etc. I’m talking about something on a larger scale.

We live to die.

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Think about it. We are told that we have to go to public school to get to high school. Then we have to get good grades so that we can get into a good post secondary institution. We go to college or university so that we can get “decent” paying job. Then we work all our lives until we’re old so that we can build up a pension or some kind of safety net to pay for everything when we’re old and retired. Just when all that life long work is done we can finally relax and do whatever we want. A little late to do whatever I want. What if I need to budget the money I saved up just to get by. That means hardly any special trips/vacations and that’s if i’m even in good shape to travel around the world. At that point I’ll probably just want to sit around and eat Fiber One. What a waste.

We can’t get time back. It’s always running out and unforgiving. No one wants to work a 9-5 all of their life just so that they can have enough money to survive after they hit 60. Your told that’s what your supposed to do and that’s life. Guess what? It’s NOT.

Now I agree everyone should learn all the basic education that public and high school provide. I’m not against going to college/university if there’s a skill or field I’m personally passionate about. What I don’t agree with is working for 40, 30, 20 or even 10 years for someone else and only making enough to comfortably survive. I’d like to live my life and enjoy it. I’d like to travel or spend time with family. I’d like to do whatever I want to do and whenever I want to do it. Of course we all want that right? We all dream of it but hardly anyone takes control and makes it happen. Most people are too scared to step out of the “traditional” jobs and predefined life plan. Most people think they’d have to spend all their life and money to run their own business anyway. Most people don’t realize that WE create our own opportunities and we can make anything happen.

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A lot of people write in diaries or notebooks. Imagine you could get paid more in a month than most successful people make in an entire year by simply writing about whatever you feel. Is that just a dream? Or maybe you’ll realize it’s possible and ANYONE can do it. Getting the picture yet? This is a real business and normal everyday people like you and I make thousands of dollars everyday. Their day consists of writing up a little blog, promoting it and then doing whatever they want. The beautiful thing is that once you write a blog it’s ALWAYS working for you. In ten years from now the cool post you did today is STILL making you money. All it does is continue to build.

I’d like to invite you to a distinguished group of people that make money online. People that make more money than probably everyone you personally know today. People just like you.

If this sounds like the life you want to live then check out the link below and if your still not interested, then I wish the best for you all the same.

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See you on the inside,

-Dave