9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement
I just finished writing my eBook – 9 Steps to Successful Goal Setting and was wondering if I should try to sell it on Amazon or here on my blog. I think it was timely that I ran across this post by Jeff Bullas. Jeff has pointed out a lot of great things on his post that would be very beneficial.
I plan to give my new eBook to listeners of my podcast Goal Getting – Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em – The Goal Getting Podcast at not cost, yes FREE. Look for it to launch in early January. And when you see it and send me your email, I will send you your Free Copy.
But I have to think. Do I want to sell it on Amazon. That would be cool to be a published author. It has been one of my goals. I should do what I can to achieve that goal.
What does Jeff have to say?
Should you Sell Your Book on Amazon or Your Blog via Jeff Bullas’ Blog.
“Relevance is a search engine’s holy grail. People want results that are closely connected to their queries.”
Marc Ostrofsky, an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and New York Times Best Selling Author.
Relevance is critical to online marketing, social media, etc. Providing content that is relevant will set you apart from the competition. When I was studying Social Media Marketing Strategy from Michael Brito @Britopian he stressed the importance of relevance in social media. He told us there are 3 Key Reasons Why Relevant Content is important to Lock Out the Competition.
Relevance offers the Keys to Locking Out the Competition.
- Relevance adds value to the conversation – When you listen to the people that are talking about Your Brand, you can learn what they need, what their problems are, if they are disgruntled, etc. Knowing this can allow your company to provide answers, ideas and information that can provide value to your customers.
- Relevance positions Your Brand as a trusted advisor – People look for those “Trusted Advisors” to provide relevant information that allows them to make educated decisions. When I was a Loan Officer, I wanted my customers and prospect to think of me as their “Trusted Advisor” in mortgage lending and real estate when they needed to get a new loan or refer someone they cared about.
- Relevance provides authenticity and believability. Being able to build trust will build loyalty. Providing relevant content shows that Your Brand is authentic and trustworthy, it makes what you say believable. Customers buy from people they trust.
Let’s look at how you can can stay relevant in 2015.
Pull yourself up and pour a big Cup O’Joe and listen to what the Pro’s from Team Caffeine over at Social Media Experts Social Caffeine say about the Best & Fastest way to get the attention of Twitter Influencers.
Twitter is by far the best social network for reaching out and meeting people. And you can reach out to anyone – no matter how high a status they have – as long as they have a Twitter account.
Many of the people to whom you can reach out could help your business. We’ll call these Twitter influencers.
Twitter influencers are the people in your niche or industry who could help you get ahead faster.
Maybe they are:
Big-name bloggers with thousands of followers, who could shine a light on your brand.
Potential investors in your new company.
Potential customers who would place big orders with your business.
So how can you catch them by the coat-tails and get them to notice you?
We had a great time on our Carnival Cruise vacation.
The Serenity Deck on the Carnival Sunshine
Then we got home and check the mail that was left for us. Uh Oh! There was a letter from our landlord. We have been renting our house since we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California almost four years ago.
Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, the housing prices are MUCH steeper and we really weren’t sure where we wanted to live.
That being said, we opened the letter from our landlord and were sadly informed we would have to move out in 60 Days!
We have thought about moving, and hadn’t been on a lease for about a year, but it still came as a shock.
We had been homeowners in Georgia, and not used to moving so frequently. Of course we had been living here almost three years, but it still isn’t fun to be told you need to leave.
That is the trouble with Renting! You never know when the owner will push you out.
Are You Building Your Business on Rented Land?
Email is Dead!
“Some will argue that email is dead and that other avenues are better. They feel like email shouldn’t get as much attention as other things, like Social media. Social media fads have come and gone (like Myspace), but one thing has never changed, they (social media) will always be asking for your email to register. Isn’t it amazing?
People will almost shoot you down about how Facebook trumps email marketing, and that email marketing is old school. Email can’t even touch the power of Facebook they say. Facebook is more hip and it’s where the money is at they say. I smile as I think about what it takes to even login into this powerful independent tool. Your email address.
Don’t get me wrong, social media can be a great way to get the message out. It’s just a cheap way to let people know that you exist, but it’s not the best way for traffic or introduction of your company. People would rather see what junior had for lunch than to buy your eBook for $9.99 on Facebook. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it’s better to use the tool for what it’s made for and that’s to connect and remind.”
5 Blogging Tips for Better Blogging
I just found this great website that shows these 5 great tips that all bloggers, especially beginning bloggers should read and heed. Drew Iaconis who runs the blog at DrewIaconis.com shares some tips that new bloggers often miss when setting up a new blog. You can learn these tips by checking out this link:
5 Basic Blogging Tips and Tricks You Might Be Overlooking — Drew Iaconis.
Learning from others is important. It sure beats reinventing the wheel and the school of hard knocks. I should know, I have attended the School of Hard Knocks, although I am not sure I will ever graduate from there. However, if I can get an an advanced degree by learning from others, then I am OK with that.
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