5 Ways to be a Social Media Rockstar

I am a big advocate of professional development and I love to attend industry conferences.   I find value in numerous ways such as learning new and relevant information to enhance my business skills which has a direct reflection on how I serve my clients.  Networking with colleagues and speakers also offers opportunities to learn more. I attended the Social Media RockStar event September 17th in Willmar, Minnesota.  In my opinion this is becoming a must attend yearly event.  The founder Sarah Kuglin and her team are bringing in top nationally recognized industry speakers such as Jason Falls,...

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7 Lessons teach us blogging is still a great marketing tool

Are you writing a blog for your business?  With over 42,000,000 blogs reported back in 2012 with an average of 25 billion pages viewed per month hard to imagine that most established businesses aren’t writing content for a blog. It’s fascinating to me that people blog for all sorts of reasons and topics. Some blog as a marketing strategy to build relevant content about their business and brand and some blog for a cause they care about and some blog for a passion – do you know how many food blogs are out there??  (Psst, let me share a secret, I’d love to start a food...

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Attention Bloggers – 11 Essential Ingredients For Blog Post

Writing a blog post seems simple enough, but to be sure your posts are read and shared requires some strategy. The infographic below is a road map provided by www.copyblogger.com. Like this infographic? Get content marketing advice that works from...

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How To Easily Add A Photo To Your Blog Post

Images now dominate the social landscape, particularly notice the change to increased image size this past year on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. WHY?  We are drawn to images, and images tell our story. So how can you easily add photos to your blog posts?  Check out these simple steps. Choose a Photo You can either use your own original photos or you can buy a photo from a stock photo site where you are granted permission to publish stock images in exchange for a fee.  I discourage you from grabbing photos off the internet that you do not have permission to use, first off it is illegal and...

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How Blogging Gets You Noticed

Blogging is a form of content marketing that helps you gain exposure online and attract your target audience who wants to do business with you. When you write content about a topic you are passionate about generally this is fairly easy, well that is as long as you remember to be authentic and share your expertise. I see people get stuck in writing on their blog when they try too hard to make sure every topic and word they write is perfect.  When we are passionate about our business just let it flow. Here are some tips on how to create interesting blog posts 1. Think about what people most...

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