Thank You All – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 660 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Should you Sell your eBook on Amazon or your Blog? – Jeff Bullas’s Blog

Cover of my eBook - 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement

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.

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6 Crucial Steps to Stay Relevant in Digital Marketing for 2015

“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.

Locked Out!

Relevance offers the Keys to Locking Out the Competition.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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How I Spent 10 Minutes Per Week to Triple My Twitter Followers

“I wanted to share a quick technique that has allowed me to triple my Twitter followers over the past few months.

Now, it’s obvious that one of the best ways to get more followers is to consistently tweet quality content. But are you doing that?

How much time does that take?”

Triple My Twitter Followers in a few months?

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical. I decided to give it a shot and try the technique that Craig Morrison spoke of in the article linked below. I have been growing my twitter following fairly fast. When you consider I just celebrated my 6th Twitterversary last week you would expect my followers to be where it is.  However, you also must realize that in April of this year, I had just passed 100 on my @TonyWCMB account.  I was excited.

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3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting

It’s New Year’s Resolution Season

I say season, because like a sports season, people set New Year’s Resolution right before the beginning of the new year and they typically keep up with them for about three months afterward.  The New Year’s Resolution Season lasts from December through March.  Why does it last such a short time?

New Year’s Resolutions DON’T WORK!  Goals Work!

Check out this video of my Toastmasters Club speech.  It is Speech #6 – Vocal Variety.

I discuss The 3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting!

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Welcome Home! Oh, You Have To Move….

We had a great time on our Carnival Cruise vacation.

Carnival Sunshine Fun Ship

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?

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How to grow your followers over 1000%

Dude You Are On FIre!

“Dude, You are on fire! “, Eugene said excitedly.  I looked around for the smoke and flames on my clothes, but realized he was talking about my Social Media growth.  He was excited about my growing my Twitter followers by over 1000% and my Klout score from 14.5 to 59 all within about 90 Days.

 

“You should speak at our Social Media Champions meeting next month.”, Eugene said.  “Talk about a layman’s guide to Social Media.  We tell everyone all the time they should get into Social Media, but we do it for work.  They should hear how it is done from a layman’s point of view.”

So, I agreed to do it!

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