Social Marketing Tips – Why Would I Want to Build an Online Presence With Social Media?

alex mandossian,jeff herring,social marketing, social media marketing,twitter,facebook,youtube,ezinearticles,linkedin,meetupHere’s an interesting Social Marketing question that was asked at the recent Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop:

Q: Why would I want to build an online presence using Social Media?

The question came from the notion that Social Media and Social Marketing are just about connecting with your friends. Well, it can be about that. But it is now about so much more!

Get Found. Get Viewed. Get Traffic. Get Profits

While Facebook may have started as something just for college students, it is now the number two website in the world. If the number of people who have Facebook accounts were a country, they would be the 4th largest country in the world.

And that is just one Social Marketing site. Let’s take a closer look at the value of strong online visibility.

Get Found – Because there are millions of sites on [Read more…]

TWITTER: No One Cares?

Nobody CaresCould it be true? Nobody cares about what you “tweet” about on Twitter?

Yes, it could be true.

IF you are just blathering uninteresting stuff about your life and not interacting with anyone.

IF you are DMing people with your latest “Mafia Wars” news (do you even HAVE a life?) or giving someone a gift of “Corona” and demanding a gift back (truly bad form).

It’s sad too, because your could be using your Twitter platform to make a difference in the lives of those who want and need to learn from you.

So then the question becomes “Just what do we tweet about then, Jeff?”

I’m glad you asked. I’ve got a new article all about what to tweet about. Here’s a hint: It’s all about tweeting about LIFE!

Click here to give it a read. The article will pop up in a new window. After you read it, I would like for you to do at least 3 things:

1) Click on the links in the Resource Box so you can get our FREE 4 Part Video Training Series from The Social Marketing Blueprint

2) Leave your comments here on Alex’s blog (gets you a backlink from a top rated blog, and you get to join in the conversation)

3) Go Use This Stuff!


Virtual + Physical = Massive Marketing Reach

alex-looking-downThis is a true story.  On Friday, April 3rd, I was invited to participate as a faculty member for the Ultimate Business Mastery Summit in Las Vegas, NV (March 31st – April 4th) hosted by Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes.  The event is SOLD OUT.

Unfortunately, I had a schedule conflict with my good friends at Early To Rise because I was asked to Emcee their Profits in Paradise workshop at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, which is also sold out.

Suddenly, it hit me – why can’t I teach at both events?

Even thought I’m committed to ETR, I could still teach at the UBMS in Las Vegas through a Webcast from my hotel room and invite TeleWebcast listeners like you to get access to the same 60-minute, Internet Optimization training.

And that’s exactly what I’m doing after getting permission from the team at UBMS … and I do hope you participate and invite your friends and colleagues.

Want To Participate? Visit to get private TeleWebcast access on Friday night at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern for $20 and you may even invite one friend or business colleague to the training at no extra fee.

KEY POINT: Remember to use your VIP Discount Code – AM3964 – to save $79 off the $99 tuition everybody will pay who don’t read this blog post.

But that’s not all … [Read more…]

Watch This If Confused About “Social Networks”

socialnetworks As Lee LeFever says at the beginning of this great 1 minute, 48 second video “Networks get things done.”

In less than two minutes, he clearly describes how networks evolve and why they’re so important to us in our personal and professional lives.

I really admire teachers who can reduce complicated concepts to their simple essence.  This video is easy to understand and I encourage you to pass it along to others who may be still be confused by the “social networking” revolution.

If you look up the term, Social Network, in Wikipedia, here are the most help 250 words you’ll find in their very detailed definition:

Social networks are social structures made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, relationships, kinship, dislikes or trade.

In its simplest form, a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes being studied. The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors. These concepts are often displayed in a social network diagram, where nodes are the points and ties are the lines.

Just for fun, see if you can correctly answer these [Read more…]

7 Reasons to Repurpose Twitter Articles

twitter, article marketing, social article marketing, jeff herringIf you are into Article Marketing and are not using Twitter to repurpose your articles, you are missing out on a flood of good stuff.

With that notion in mind, here are the Top 7 Reasons to Repurpose Your Articles on Twitter

1. Extends Your Reach – Extending your reach means to get your marketing message and influence in front of as many eyes as possible. When you publicize your articles on Twitter, you are not only reaching those who are following you, you are also reaching everyone that follows each person who follows you – your reach rapidly multiplies.

2. It’s Helpful – When you are having conversations there and you see a question where one of your articles could help, you are being very helpful to someone when you refer them to you article(s). How’s that for upping the “know, like and trust” factor.

3. Ups Your Expert Status – Mentioning your articles and using them to answer questions increases your [Read more…]

A Great Way To Start Your Day

ted-logo1Almost every entrepreneur I know begins doing business with a daily ritual.

Many of my colleagues read of the local newspaper.  Others watch the morning news on CNN.  And many others simply close their eyes and meditate for about 20 minutes.

I have no idea what you do or if you even have a daily ritual, but today I want to “part the curtain” on what I believe is the single most important activity I do to start my day.

It’s a simple 20-minute business ritual that inspires and motivates me to face any business challenge head-on and helps me to generate new ideas and innovations with little effort.

My Morning Ritual: At about 7:30am (Pacific Time) , I grab my PC mouse, fire-up my browser and punch-in [Read more…]

Blogging and Tweeting – A Natural Combination

TwitterYou have your WordPress blog – don’t you?  If not, you should.  Now let’s hook up your blog to Twitter.  What’s Twitter, you ask?

Tweets are short little posts commenting on what you are doing right now. The key to using Twitter effectively is participation. You must listen as well as speak. The more you listen and respond, the more people will ‘follow you’.

When you tweet, your message is broadcast to everyone who is following you.  If your ‘tweet’ is interesting, your followers will want to see what you are all about and will click over to your blog and have the opportunity to opt-in.

The more you interact, the more people will interact with you. So, go over to Twitter and set up an account. Search for people you know and start following them. Start ‘tweeting’ and watch what happens!

NOW let’s connect your blog and Twitter.  Get the WordPress plugin TwitterTools.  This plugin allows you to create a tweet from every new blog post – automagically!

Want to know the real secret?  Don’t stop at Twitter Tools.  Go back to Twitter later and tweet about your blog post.  Double the value of Twitter Tools AND your blog.

5 Ways to Repurpose Articles on Facebook/Twitter

earthvice_110If the only thing you are doing with your Article Marketing is publishing your articles on the Article Directories, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to repurpose and extend the reach of your articles.

Facebook and Twitter are two of the most popular and powerful social networking sites on the internet.  I recommend you take advantage of the opportunity they present to repurpose and extend the reach of your articles.

Here are three steps you can take on Facebook and two steps you can take on Twitter.

Three Ways on Facebook

Once you have set up your Facebook account, here are three powerful steps to take with your articles:

1) Notes section – In the notes section, you want to list your articles. I recommend [Read more…]

3 Tested Tips That Expand Your “Article Reach”

article marketing, jeff herringSo what does it mean to extend the reach of your articles?

Extending the reach of your articles simply means to get your articles in front of as many eyes as possible … in as many consumable forms as possible.

Let’s take a closer look at three powerful strategies for doing just that:

1. EzineArticles + Twitter = More Exposure – If you are an info marketer who wants to extend the reach of your articles, then set-up your EzineArticles account to automatically post your approved and published articles to your Twitter profile.

You set this up by going into your Author’s Area at EzineArticles, then your Profile Manger, and then Edit Your Author Bio. In the fields provided enter your Twitter user name and pass word.

Now each time one of your new articles is approved and published at EzineArticles, an announcement will automatically be posted to your Twitter profile. In this way you are [Read more…]

Ezine Articles + Twitter = More Exposure

print_110.jpgMy favorite and most effective article directory is EzineArticles.  And thanks to my good friend and colleague Jeff Herring, I have had over one hundred (yes 100+ articles) posted there within the last few months.

How?  Simply by “repurposing” faster, better and with less human effort.  I can do this because I write with my mouth, not with my hands utilizing Teleseminar content as my core article material.

More Exposure: If you’re an info marketer who wants more reach with your articles, I recommend you set-up your EzineArticles account to automatically post your approved articles to your Twitter profile.

It’s that easy and powerful!

Key Point:  On September 17th, 2008 I received a call from [Read more…]