5 Smart Things To Do When Your Blog Post Goes Viral

When Your Blog Post Goes Viral

It happened to me recently. I opened my Google Analytics and I could not believe the traffic that had come to my blog that day – it was almost 3 times what was the norm for me. I thought to myself “Oh okay, that must be a fluke of some sort. It will settle down tomorrow.” Well, happily enough for me, it did not. The trend continued and before long my basic website hosting bandwidth was GONE ! Good problems to have if you ask me! However, upgrading my hosting package was not the only change I had to start implementing. If it has not happened to you yet, trust me,...

4 Simple Facebook Page Optimization Tips For Marketers

4 Simple Facebook Page Optimization Tips For Marketers

I know what you’re about to say. “Aren’t Facebook pages dead?” Well, they are if all you are looking for is to market your business on Facebook for free. I like FREE just like the next person BUT there ARE times when to grow, you absolutely will need to spend some money. So Facebook pages are NOT dead. It’s the marketing methodology of using Facebook pages that has changed. And honestly, no other social media platform has things optimized and set up the way Facebook does for business owners. They just want you to be willing to pay. Ha ! (Hey, everyone has to make money right ??) There is still a place...

24 Tools to Help You Create Stunning Video Content That Sells Your Brand

Video Tools

  This is an updated post from 2015. When I was 12 or 13, my father thought it would be a good idea for me to get extra mathematics lessons from a well-known teacher in our small town. On Saturday afternoons, I would take a walk to see this teacher by myself (it was a very safe neighborhood) to get those extra lessons. On my walks on these afternoons guess what I did ? I pretended to be on the Oprah show being interviewed ! It’s been over 20 years since my imaginary talks with Oprah. And things have changed A LOT. One of the things that has changed ?...

7 Powerful Hootsuite Features You Might Not Be Using

Hootsuite

I have a confession to make : I did not always like Hootsuite. It seemed clunky and “all-over-the-place” for me. And so for the longest time I stuck with good ole’ Buffer. Then came late last year when I started my social media management business. While I still love and adore Buffer, I found Hootsuite to be better at handling multiple client accounts. So I sucked it up and began to work with Hootsuite. Hootsuite has built an amazing tool that may not get all the hype it deserves. So I am going to unravel 7 powerful Hootsuite features you might not be using but which could take your social media...

18 Ultra Successful People Who Show That You Might Not Have Missed Your Chance [Infographic]

18 Ultra Successful People

  Today’s post is a simple yet powerful infographic my friend Carlton from Pideals.com created and was kind enough to share with me. You probably have seen the original text version of this infographic somewhere on the interwebs but I still thought it was cool that Carlton turned it into a shareable graphic we could all enjoy. Share it today to motivate someone – you just need to hover over the picture to share it to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest....

10 Ways To Build Buzz For Your Book On Social Media

10 Ways To Build Buzz For Your Book On Social Media

Fact : you can have the best book on a subject out there. And yet if nobody knows of the existence of your book, your book might as well be non-existent. This post will be useful to you if you have a book in the works and might even be helpful if you already have a book out there that you would like to create more awareness for. This post was sparked by a conversation I had with a group of friends on Saturday. All these ideas for promoting and building buzz for an upcoming book started coming to me and so I (naturally!) decided to create a post on...

7 Essential Skills That Make A Phenomenal Social Media Manager

7 Skills That Will Make You A Phenomenal Social Media Manager (1)

Last year, I had the privilege of starting my own freelance business as a social media manager for local businesses and I am so thankful for all the lessons I learned during the process. I am even more grateful for the money I make from the business and how it is helping me realize that dream of generating job-free income.I've gotten a few questions lately about how one can become a social media manager and what skills it requires and so, I decided to host a webinar on Tuesday June 1 2016 @ 5pm PST to give YOU the scoop on some skills you will need to have (all of...

32 Tools That Will Make You Look Like A Graphic Design Genius (even if you’re artistically challenged)

32 Tools That Will Make You Look Like A Graphic Design Genius (2)

  If you’re anything like me, you probably do not have a single creative bone in you when it comes to creating eye-catching graphics. Oh, I appreciate fine art. It’s just that I have attempted learning Photoshop and Illustrator in the past and I found VERY quickly that they were not my strengths. And so, again, if you’re like me, you are probably very grateful that creative geniuses like the people at Canva decided “Hey, we are going to make it easy for everyone to create beautiful graphics for their projects without purchasing Photoshop or paying someone $$$ to do so”. I know I am. There is no reason or...

3 Steps To Respecting The Hustle It Takes To Build A Profitable Venture

Respect The Hustle

Obvious piece of advice for anyone who is bent on making this whole “building a business” thing work : respect the hustle , don’t resist it. Building a business takes work. Sure, you could make 6 figures in 6 months with no sweat. But that would be as unlikely as me telling you I had tea with the Queen of England last afternoon. {{{Right}}}. Moving along. Making 6 figures is possible all day long if you are willing to put in the hustle and work it takes to get there. And as a matter of fact, hustling CAN be enjoyable plus it gives you stories to tell people. Here are my...

How To Read 2 Books Per Day Even If You Don’t Have Time

Read 2 books per day 1

I know what you’re thinking. “Gee, I don’t have time to read 10 pages of a book per day let alone read 2 books per day!” I’m right there with you BUT if you’ll hang on just for a moment (or 5, realistically), I will show you how I’ve been reading 2 books per day and how you can do the same. We’ve all heard the phrase “readers are leaders“. And in the deepest of many of our hearts, we would like to read more often. However when you throw in a full-time job, a husband, kids, church, essential appointments (and the list could go on here), it can seem...