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Facebook – 9 Steps For Network Marketers to Get 100’s of Leads

Facebook is the second largest online social network site, you could generate 50 leads per day if you do it correctly. Facebook is aggressive on spammers (sending out unsolicited advertisement), so it’s critical you know the right way to make your presence.

For starters you want to begin building your profile with a nice smiley picture and fill out your profile info.

“What are you doing?”

Update the “what are you doing” field every day, this keeps people looking at you profile. For example you might say something like:

“_______ is teaching people how to earn 5k per week”

“_______ is teaching networkers to generate 100 leads per day”

The important to remember when networking with Facebook is you have to be consistent.

  1.  Adding Friends

The best way to add friends is to find groups that relate to your niche. One way to find these groups is to search by topics like, “MLM” “Network Marketers”…etc.

Once you’ve joined a group click on members and start inviting people to join your page. Be cautious, if you add too many people too fast you may get a warning. If this happens log off for 24 hrs. It’s best to invite about 30- 50 per day.

Optional: If you want to leave a personal message make sure to use the persons name and Do Not include a link.

Insider Secret: Input the name of some of the “Biggies” in the industry, go to their page and add friends. These are the “Big Timers”

  1.  Groups

Join groups with 500 or more members, you can join as many as you like.

Tip: Join groups for other companies, even though they may not be interested in joining your business, you will be building a list of potential customers. Plus you never know if things may change for that person in the future, and you will then be in a position to help them.

  1.  Create a group

When starting a group I recommend you use your own brand name. (Your unique company name and web personal capture page) It’s Important to use key words in the description.

  1.  Inviting Friends to your group

You want to start inviting friends but no more than 50 per day. Send a personal message like “Hey there fellow networker, join our free training and see how we generate 50-100 leads”. Of course you want to be original with your message.

Do This Every Single Day

  1.  Broadcast Emails

You want to broadcast emails to your group every other day. For this you, want to learn copy writing skills. (I recommend getting on Mike Dillard’s mailing list for examples of great copy writing.)

The more you use these types of methods it shows people you know what you’re doing. You need to be every where to make a presence. The fact that you have a group is impressive and shows people you are a leader.

  1.  Wall Post On Groups

Create 4 short ads, for example…

“Struggling in MLM? So was I until I found this.. 500 leads and $1,000 in 30 days,”

“50-100 free MLM leads daily. Is it possible?” (include your web address)

Post one about 15 min apart.

The key once again (repeat after me) is to do it every single day (Consistency)

  1.  Posting on a Friends Wall

Find one of your friends that seem to be big in business and has a lot of connections. If possible post a video along with a personal note. Be sure you are adding value and never be pitchy, it is annoying. Be sure to use there name and compliment them on there profile.

“Hey David, we’re mutual friends of _____. Great profile you have here. I know your biggest frustration is finding “business builders and leaders. My video show how…”

Also on Wall to Wall post, you can also post something on your own wall and post it to no more than 50 friends at a time.

  1.  Post Videos in Groups.

Whenever you can post a video that is powerful.

Tip: A video introducing yourself and welcoming new friends to your page will go a long way.

  1.  Cross Pollinate with Other Group Owners

You have to get your group numbers up to reach more people and be taken serious. One way to do this is to contact another group administrator with a good number and suggest you recommend each others members to the others group.

Using social sites to market takes time, but be patient and most of all consistent and it can pay off big.
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YouTube Makes it Evident that the Market for Talented Aspiring Musicians is Saturated

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Among the millions of videos that have been uploaded to YouTube are a massive collection of covers and original songs by literally thousands of amateur artists. To find one, all you have to do is type in the name of a song along with the word ‘cover’, and you’ll find pages and pages of people singing and playing their hearts out in the comfort of their bedroom. Sometimes, you can find literally hundreds of covers of the same song if it is popular enough.

One of my favorites that I have found is a cover of ‘Just Like Heaven’ from ‘The Cure’ performed by Goh Nakamura. It is a great acoustic rendition of a timeless classic that captures the essence of the song. This is a guitar performance, but people are outgoing and you can usually find many variations of of any song with any instrument.

Most of the time you can tell which performances are going to be good by the video rating, or by how many people have watched it. It is unfortunate though that better looking people tend to get more views simply because of the way they look, but so goes the music business as well; Artists are mostly signed on the premise of marketability today and there is not the same emphasis on talent as in the old industry days. It is also unfortunate that among the crowd are some very talented individuals whose only success with music will come in the form of page views.

It is extremely hard to gain popularity even when you have the means to write and produce your own music. The simple reality is that there are just too many musicians out there all competing with the same goal, and technology has made it possible for all of them to have an outstanding demo tape. More than that, even the artists who have reached stardom are struggling to maintain a career selling and performing music.

For a anyone who wants to go to the top, it all comes down to commitment. Even then, the odds of making it big are slim. But, If you’re as committed to your dream as Traci Hines, an aspiring musician on YouTube I find to be very entertaining, then there may in fact be light at the end of the tunnel. In her videos, she captures the very essence of what music is all about: an emotional escape that reminds us of the magic in life.

For most aspiring musicians however, there will come a time when it’s appropriate to decide what things in life make a good hobby, and what things can make for a reliable career. Being a musician myself, I understand the the desire to want to entertain the world around me, and I’ve found that I can do just that even if it means sharing my gift with one person at a time.

Twitter For Business

I’ve been asked by a number of my clients to show them how I’ve expanded my Twitter account to over 2000 followers in the space of three months. More importantly, they’ve asked me how to use Twitter to gain more customers to their sites. The key to Twitter success, as indeed is the case for business in general, is to ‘over-deliver’ on value – provide more value for your readers than they would usually get from a service provider in your niche. This way, they know something about you and/or your expertise, which as I mentioned means that they’ve gone from being a cold lead to being an potential lead when they arrive at your site. From this standpoint, they are much more likely to engage with you and your site than if they just came to your site ‘cold’. They will also appreciate you sharing your knowledge with them as it demonstrates your willingness to share with them. I should state here that over-delivering on value does not mean ‘over tweeting’ – by which I mean posting lots of links and stories that aren’t relevant. This is something that will fairly quickly have you metaphorically ejected from the Twitter premises. No, I’m talking about the people who use Twitter to give actual value to those that follow them. Just look at any of the most followed people on Twitter, whether they’re in business or entertainment. They all deliver excellent value and in many cases, they deliver more than people expect. Presenter, writer and witty English gent Stephen Fry has a colossal 1,157,157 followers at the time of writing this and the reason – in my opinion – is not just his celebrity but the fact that he over-delivers on value. Readers expect him to give them a tiny glimpse into his world of filming shows, acting and writing. Not only do they receive this (in spades) but they also get lots of photos, updates and musings which make them feel like they’re getting to know Mr. Fry and what it’s like to be him. They also get to hear about his podcasts and audio books, some of which are free and some of which they pay for. His updates are also marketing exercises for him as well as insightful fun for his followers. Every tweet builds his brand. Actually, the crucial words in that last paragraph for your success when using Twitter for business are ‘make them feel like they’re getting to know…’ and more precisely ‘make them feel’. Your audience wants to feel like they’re benefitting by following you. They also want to feel like they’re getting to know you. Actually feeling that (rather than just knowing it) is the start of a genuine connection with you. For example, you can know that exercising regularly is good for you but you won’t do it for any prolonged period of time unless you connect with it emotionally. If you know that regular exercise will make you fitter and therefore prolong your life so that you have more time to do what you love with who you love, you start to connect with the idea on a deeper level. It’s the same with Twitter and indeed all the relationships you have with your clients (both actual and potential). This is fundamental to understanding how to Twitter. If you can provide advice, ideas or even links to articles that will help them to improve their lives and/or businesses, they will not only want to follow you but also tell others to follow you and spread the word about your work. At that stage they know you and may well like you already. If you continue to produce stuff that they like and that they feel is useful to them, they will begin to trust you too, at which point they are much more likely to pay for your expertise. Most of the Twitterers that will initially be attracted to you will all have similar things in common and therefore have like issues that need solving. This could be literally anything from how to increase their income to how to cook basic meals to finding a good holiday destination. Whatever it is, focus on delivering to them as much relevant, free information as possible to help them achieve their goals. Word will spread that you’re the person to talk to when it comes to your chosen topic and you will gain more followers which in turn will drive more people to your blog on the same subject. Matthew Duggan is an internet marketer and social media author. He lives in London and is currently working on several new projects to help online businesses.…

Are Your Social Media Relationships Real or Fake?

Jenn Kaye, a relationship communication specialist, recently stated that she felt people were using Social Media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, as more than tools, but as substitutes for real relationships. She wondered if some online relationships are based on fact or fiction. Anyone on Twitter for any real length of time, with a healthy following would say, for people who are extremely lonely there is an appeal to using it as a sort of friend "hub." But the hub is with a catch. It is not exchange, because they don't really want to "know" the other person, as much as they want to be acknowledged by them. It's a one-sided relationship. It's all about them and their need to feel "accepted."

There are people who call people online their best friend forever (BFF), and they have never uttered a word to them by phone or in person. Their whole relationship is based on 140 character posts, most which are not directed to them. Some get a little too happy when they are acknowledged publically, but this really only happens when people have tons of followers or fans. You know, like the celebs of Twitter. They receive their value from who knows them.

Social media tools such as blogs, Facebook, and Twitter are great for connecting people. In many ways it eliminates the six degrees of separation. Many friendships and business partnerships would not have materialized had it not been for these platforms. However, online friends are no substitute for friends in the real world. Since most communication is done by body language, it can be difficult to gage what a person means by a tweet or a post. How you read it, may not be what was meant. Of course, you could talk to people on the phone and get an idea, but again, there are some limits.

This is not to imply that all relationships have to be in real life, but face-to-face meeting brings something with it. How often have you heard, "They are not the same as they project themselves online?" Sometimes people misconstrue, but most often the person online feels safe in a certain anonymity in their communication online. They can be loud, confident, or whatever they choose, but face-to-face does not allow that luxury.

Heck, there have been meetings and conferences where people spent their time tweeting instead of engaging with the people in the room. This shows that too many people do not know how to have real relationships. The fantasy relationship is far easier to control then the real.

Jenn Kaye seems to be correct, too many people are using social media tools as a substitute for real communication and relationships. While social media has opened the world to us, it can easily become a wall hide behind.…

Social Media and Customer Service

Everyone uses social media for one reason – to be heard. But who’s listening? In a crowded room where everyone’s talking, sometimes it’s hard to filter out what you should really be paying attention to, and when. Nevertheless, social media provides business owners with a valuable tool – a way to address customer service without fielding dozens of phone calls or emails. One way to approach this is by asking questions: on your Twitter or Facebook, you could ask your clients (or potential customers) what they’d like to see built, done, addressed or accomplished. Then sit back and wait for the responses to roll in, and use that feedback to ascertain what you should be working on next. You could even go one step further – hashtagging in Twitter is a much-used but probably underrated tool when it comes to business management. For example, if I were to ask a question of my audience what they’re interested in or what they want to see, I could ask them to reply to my Twitter post with the hashtag #maenadcreative and keep a column in TweetDeck dedicated to that hashtag so I could more neatly organize responses to my queries. Same with Facebook; it’s easy enough to keep track of comments on my own page, but people who have ‘liked’ my page could also tag me using the @ symbol and typing out Maenad’s name to ‘tag’ it. Social media is great for being heard if you know how to properly utilize it, but it’s not just for broadcasting – it can be great for business management, too.…

YouTube Video of Senator Barack Obama's Speech on Race Grows Fast

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These are the number of hits achieved by Senator Barack Obama’s Philadelphia speech on YouTube. Growing exponentially throughout the day, the clip has reached more than 200,000 hits in less than six hours.

Obama’s speech, which served to focus both on his relationship to former Pastor Jeremiah Wright and to highlight race relations in the United States, has been cited as the most important in his campaign to this point. His relationship with Reverend Wright has been a point of contention since ABC’s Good Morning America revealed controversial statements the Reverend had made during Senator Obama’s time as a member of the church.

In the speech, Obama both distances himself from the Reverend Wright and further clarifies that Wright’s comments were not just “controversial,” but also born from a “distorted” view of the United States that is “simply wrong.” Nevertheless, some critics have stated that Obama did not do enough to distance himself from his former Pastor’s views.

The YouTube explosion serves as further evidence of just how important this speech may be in Barack Obama’s race for the Presidency. The 37-minute speech, too long to be replayed with any regularity on cable news networks, has quickly become a focal point for Senator Obama’s campaign, and the public’s reaction to his strong speech will likely play a role in the fate of his candidacy.

For Better or for Worse, Technology and Me

Ten years ago I was single, childless, and just out of college. I was also without a cell phone, tablet, and a laptop. How did I ever survive? Pretty easily I must say. Technology has been life changing for me for the better and for the worse.

DISPOSABLE AND FILM CAMERAS

The biggest impact on my life has been photography. I am not a professional photographer by any stretch, but I have always loved taking pictures. Boxes of old prints, albums and film fill a bookcase in my office if I want to take a trip down memory lane. I no longer need to take a disposable or film camera with me to special events and patiently wait at the print shop to find out how the images turned out. I transitioned from photos of friends and adventures to pictures and videos of my kids that I can view and distribute instantly. I rely heavily on the ease and clarity of using my smart phone for catching the best pictures as well as cropping, editing, and adding filters to alter the images immediately. I do love my digital options, but due to the abundance of pictures I download, I rarely print my images.

MEMORIZATION AND NOTE TAKING

When I was younger, I had to memorize phone numbers of my friends or I had a phone book that I could pencil in all of my family and acquaintances. I also wrote down my grocery list just to leave it at home, but could still recall most everything I needed to purchase. Appointments were scheduled on a calendar on the refrigerator. All of these daily reminders or tasks can be easily stored in my smart phone with alerts, and reminders to call your best friend on her birthday. I battle to determine if my life is really more hectic that these notifications are warranted or realize that I just don't take the time to place importance on even the seemingly mundane events and needs in my own life.

PRIVACY

As a teenager in the '90s, I could be reached solely at home on our land line phone and even had to seek privacy by taking the cordless phone into my room. Today I can be reached while out at the park, shopping, or on a vacation. I'm available anywhere and anytime I bring my phone with me. If you want to preserve some or all of your privacy, you must set your ever-changing "options" accordingly or make the effort to disconnect from all of the modern conveniences. While technology has been very helpful and eased the stress of life, it has added strain to my ability to preserve the special moments and privacy.…

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace, Friendster, Google+; there are so many social media networks on the web today, and nearly everyone has one – that includes both students and teachers. Many teachers are using these networks to stay connected to their students today in the classroom, whether it is for personal reasons (keeping up with their students lives), or for educational reasons (keeping students updated with assignments and class scheduling). But is using social media networks in the classrooms helping enhance education? Or is it breaking the professional line between students and teachers?

Many teachers set up Facebook or Twitter pages on their own, and many set them up specifically for their classes to follow. Students are often encouraged to friend or follow their teachers on these social media network sites for a number of reasons. Teachers will post links that relate to a particular subject or unit that they may be teaching. They may also post study guides or homework assignments on their website for students to refer to whenever they want. Teachers often make the page just so they can simply be more available to their students, whether they just want to make an appointment or chat with them about an assignment or the class.

I have found that in all of my classes where teachers use some form of social media networking, it has been extremely helpful in the educational aspect of the class. Teachers create notes or posts to keep students up to date on the academic calendar for the class, so they can know when homework assignments are due and when there are upcoming tests or big assignments. I have found it extremely helpful to be able to better connect with teachers and to be able to chat with them whenever it is convenient for me. We all know that email is not the most reliable source today, simply because people often forget to check it daily. But honestly, who forgets to check their Facebook or Twitter?

For the purpose of staying connected with students, and being able to keep students up to date on assignments and the class calendar, I think that, as long as it does not cross a personal line, it is an excellent idea for teachers to have a social media network account. All students have one, so it is the best way for teachers to stay connected.…

How to Add an Avatar and a Background to Your YouTube Channel

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If you have a YouTube channel, you can personalize it by adding your own avatar and background. This task is pretty simple, it’s basically knowing where to go in order to do it. If you would like to personalize your YouTube channel with an avatar and background, follow the steps in this guide.

Login to Your Channel

You will need to start by logging into your channel. Once you are logged in, go to your channel’s home page.

Select the Settings Tab

Next, you will need to select the settings tab at the top of your page. It is actually a button that says “Channel Settings”. Once you click it, you will see the new box open. This is where you will change your avatar and background.

Choosing an Avatar and a Background for Your YouTube Channel

Before you can add a background and avatar to your channel, you will need to find the one you want to use. As for the background, you can use a number of things. You can use a large background or you can use a small background and tile it. Search the internet and find the avatar and background you want to use for your channel. Save it to your computer and continue on with the instructions below.

Adding the Avatar and Background to Your YouTube Channel

Let’s add the avatar first. Click the “Choose File” button in the avatar section. When the box opens, locate the avatar you saved on your computer, select it and click open on the box. Once you select the file, it will automatically upload. Next, click the “Choose File” button in the background section. Again, you will need to search your computer for the background you want to use, select the background and click the open button. Your background will then be uploaded.

If you are using a small background and need to tile it, drop the box down with the arrow and select how you want your background to be placed on your channel. You can also apply a color to the channel if you do not want to use a background. Simply click the Background Color option and select the color you want to use.

See, it’s very simple, you just have to know where to go. When you are finished and ready to save it, click the Done Editing button in the top, right hand corner. Any time you want to change your background or avatar, come back to this page, click the Remove button and repeat the steps above. Have fun and personalize your YouTube channel!

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Facebook and Twitter have become the latest and greatest ways to communicate with anyone and everyone. This social media has taken our world into a whole new level of mass communication. Facebook and Twitter have not only made it easier to make contact with friends or other interests, but these social medias allow teachers and professors to have a different method of communication. Today's education is trying to keep up with the latest and greatest form of technology; education is finding ways to become more interesting for the students.

As a college student for five years now, it is becoming so much easier to keep up with assignments and lectures. Facebook and Twitter has become the latest tool my professors use to keep us up-to-date on assignments, on discussions, answering any questions, and more. Each student can have input and questions for not only the professor, but for other students. Our new online status has allowed us to have open debates at any time. We are able to find new ways and new approaches all the while learning from each other. "Twitter can be like a virtual staffroom where teachers can access in seconds a stream of links, ideas, opinions, and resources from a hand-picked selection of global professionals." (Tech & Learning, 2009)

Facebook has become a way for me to talk with any professor and many students. There are always rules involved with anything and everything. You have to be careful as to what you put on there because you are not talking with your every day friends. This is a place to learn from not only your professor but your peers as well. It is crucial to make sure that the comments and/or questions pertain to actual school related information. In my case, we are all adults and should not have to be reminded that it is inappropriate to post offensive or illegal information. However, that is yet another rule that exists. You would think that most rules that exist should be common sense. This could be a potential hazard….people not thinking before speaking/writing. Content could easily be taken in the wrong way creating an uncomfortable environment. Again…it should be common sense on how you project yourself online or even in public for that matter!

Facebook and Twitter are just the beginning of where things are going in technology. Luckily education is finding a way to keep students more informed creating an open forum.

Reference:

Tech & Learning. (2009, April 16). Nine reasons to twitter in schools. Retrieved from http://www.techlearning.com/article/nine-reasons-to-twitter-in-schools/45908…