Saturday, December 21, 2013

Raw Footage (playlist)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Iron Manjie Photoshoot by Jessica Smith Photography

Shot at the Opus Hotel in Vancouver, Jessica Smith and Latia Del Riviero encourage their gorgeous friend Manji to show her sensual side...see more photos here @

Friday, November 8, 2013

Feet in Red Dress, for the Foot Fetish Fans!

 I couldn't tell you just how much we enjoy filming this crap. It's all in good fun and spirit. For the Foot Fetish's a little treat from one of the all-time greatest Female Pro Athletes ever to grace this planet! For the full lengh vid, visit:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top 10 Webhosting Sites

How to Choose the Best Web Hosting Provider


Without high-quality web hosting, your ability to run a successful website is going to be seriously hindered. One of the worst mistakes you can make is to choose a web hosting provider at random. If there's a situation that calls for some thought, consideration and research, choosing a web hosting provider is it. There's a dizzying array of web hosting providers competing for your business. How can you pinpoint the best one? Start by keeping the following points in mind.

Technical Specifications


The first thing you need to do when shopping for a webhost is to evaluate your disk space and bandwidth needs. If your site will feature a lot of graphics, dozens of pages and get a lot of traffic, you're going to need decent amounts of bandwidth and disk space. Unlimited plans are available, and they make life easier. If your site is going to be simple and not generate a huge amount of traffic, you should be able to get away with smaller amounts of disk space and bandwidth.
Keep compatibility in mind, too. In the excitement of looking for a web hosting provider, you might overlook one critical thing: the type of operating systems that are supported. You're not going to want to switch operating systems, so double-check this point before settling for a provider. 

Reliability and availability are critical characteristics to consider when shopping around for web hosting. The best web hosting providers offer availability rates of 98 and 99 percent. This is frequently referred to as “Uptime”. It's easy to make such claims, though, so make sure to see if they make good on their promises.
Security is also an essential concern. Choosing a web hosting provider without learning about its available security features is a big mistake. Things like firewalls, daily backups and user authentication should all be included. It's also nice to receive notifications whenever changes are made because they can alert you to suspicious activity.

Get a Feel for Pricing & Value


Some people choose web hosting providers strictly based on price. That's not a great strategy, but you should definitely take pricing into consideration. The best providers offer options for every budget. In some cases, signing up for long subscriptions will qualify you for extra discounts.
Also, try to leave yourself room to grow. It's great to choose a web hosting plan that suits your site's current needs. With any luck, though, your site will grow and expand over time. Your needs could change. Switching to a new web hosting provider is a major hassle, so look for one that offers scalable plans. In other words, you should be able to upgrade to another plan easily if necessary. Low prices are always great, but if the low price comes with limits on space or bandwidth, you want to make sure the deal is really worth it. 

In the same vein, you may want to note how many e-mail accounts are provided. Whether you think you'll need dozens of email addresses or not, it's nice to have the option to create as many as possible. In most instances, more expensive plans include larger numbers of email addresses. This feature isn't very important to some people, but it is critical to others.

Always Investigate Support and Customer Service 


Even if you're a whiz at setting up websites, it's nice to know that help is available whenever you need it. Confirm that the web hosting provider has 24/7 support. Make sure that there are several ways to get support too. The most reliable providers provide support through email, phone and online chat.
Great customer support includes customer freedom. Review their policies to ensure that you have a clear money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with their product. After you've narrowed things down to just a few candidates, search for online reviews about each one. Ideally, the reviews should come from real people. Testimonials on web hosting providers' websites don't count. It shouldn't take long to get a feel for how a web hosting provider treats its customers.

Look for Extras 


In addition to providing the basics like bandwidth and disk space, a good web hosting plan will include at least a few extras. If you're running an online store, look for providers that offer e-commerce solutions. If you'd like to be able to perform fast and easy updates, look for a provider that offers content management systems. Make sure that you'll have access to statistics about your site too.
As tempting as it may be to just choose a web hosting provider and get on with your life, it's better to take your time. By doing so, you'll be able to find a provider that you can stick with for the long haul.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Advertising on Youtube

Video is a huge part of our daily lives. Think about the last time you let a day go by without watching some type of video — on television or the Internet.
People aren’t just watching funny cat videos, either. Many businesses are harnessing the power of video to drive awareness and sales.
Because Google owns YouTube, video ads on YouTube are handled through AdWords. And they’re surprisingly easy to use. Here’s how your business can get started with YouTube ads.

Decide On Your Campaign Goals

Don’t just jump on the video ad bandwagon because everyone else is doing it. Think about what you’d like to get out of it. Do you have a complicated product or service that’s more easily explained with video than with text? Are you launching a new product and want to generate awareness? Are you hoping to drive sales via video?
Video ads can work for all of the above scenarios, but as with any paid search campaign, a little advance planning will help make your campaign a success.

Learn the Basics

YouTube ads run on a cost-per-view basis, not cost-per-click. While you can and should drive traffic via YouTube ads, you’re charged every time someone watches your video for a minimum amount of time — usually 25 percent of the video length.
In many ways, therefore, YouTube is a branding or awareness exercise, rather than a direct-response medium. You can certainly drive leads or sales from YouTube, but you’ll pay whether or not the viewer ever reaches your website.
That’s not to say that YouTube won’t drive conversions, but your success metrics may be different than for regular PPC campaigns.


One nice feature of YouTube ads is targeting options. Targeting for YouTube is similar to the Google Display Network. You can target by interest, topics, keywords, demographic characteristics like age and gender, or a combination of these. Remember, YouTube has a huge audience. You’ll want to narrow down your audience choices. Think about who you’d like to see your ad, and target accordingly. But be aware that keyword targeting can severely limit your ad’s reach.

Where the Ads Appear

YouTube ads appear on YouTube. But they also appear on sites in the Google Display Network. That’s because YouTube ads have three formats: in-stream, in-display, and in-search.
In-stream ads appear as a pre-roll prior to another video.
In-stream ads play before YouTube videos.
In-stream ads play before YouTube videos.
In-display ads serve on YouTube, as well as on other sites in the Google Display Network, where a user has embedded a YouTube video. In-display ads can have one of three formats.
  1. In-display ads show on YouTube near similar videos.
    In-display ads show near similar videos.
    In-display ads show near similar videos.
  2. In-display ads also appear as an overlay on YouTube videos embedded on Google Display Network websites.
    In-display ads appear as overlays on embedded YouTube videos within the Google Display Network.
    In-display ads appear as overlays on embedded YouTube videos within the Google Display Network.
  3. Finally, in-display ads appear as video display ads on Google Display Network sites.
    In-display ads appear as video display ads on Google Display Network sites.
    In-display ads appear as video display ads on Google Display Network sites.
The third YouTube ad format is in-search. In-search ads appear in YouTube search results.
In-search ads appear in YouTube search results.
In-search ads appear in YouTube search results.
Ads appear in all three places. Keep that in mind as you craft your ad copy.

Set Up your Targets

A traditional pay-per-click campaign is organized by campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords. Ads are assigned to an ad group, and are triggered by any of the keywords in that group.
The YouTube campaign structure is a different. YouTube has campaigns, ads, videos, and targets. Campaigns are essentially the same as traditional PPC ads — this is where you’ll set geography, daily budgets, and such.
Videos are simply the videos you’re promoting. A single video can be assigned to multiple campaigns.
Ads couple your video with ad copy. Ad copy is basically the same as traditional PPC, with a headline, description, display URL, and destination URL.
Targets are the confusing part. You can target by interest, topics, keywords, demographic characteristics like age and gender, or a combination of any or all of these. Within a campaign, you’ll combine targets, ads, and videos to create what viewers will see.
Combine targets, ads, and videos to create what viewers will see.
Combine targets, ads, and videos to create what viewers will see.
You can trigger your ad via all targeting groups in a campaign, or only some of them. Experiment with different targeting options to see what works best.

Think About your Landing Page

With YouTube ads, you can send visitors to your YouTube channel page or to a landing page on your website. This is where your goals come into play. If you are trying to build awareness and grow your YouTube subscriber list, then sending visitors to your YouTube channel makes sense.
But if you’re going for lead generation, you’ll want to send visitors to an optimized page on your website, where they can complete a conversion.
The nice thing about YouTube ads is that while not everyone will click through or even watch the entire video, you’ve still gained exposure to your brand via the ads.

Link your YouTube and AdWords Accounts

Linking your YouTube and AdWords accounts enables you to see additional statistics that aren’t available if accounts aren’t linked.
Linking YouTube and AdWords accounts provides additional statistics.
Linking YouTube and AdWords accounts provides additional statistics.
If possible, you’ll want to link your accounts to take advantage of these powerful features.

Create a Video Overlay

Once you’ve added a video to an AdWords campaign, you have the option of creating a video overlay. This is a block of text that displays over your video every time someone views it. Clicks on video overlays are free.
Video overlays are created within YouTube, not AdWords. Log in to your YouTube account and navigate to your YouTube channel. Find the Video Manager in the dashboard.
Navigate to the YouTube Video Manager in your account.
Navigate to the YouTube Video Manager in your account.
You’ll see all of your uploaded videos on the Uploads page. Find the video for which you’d like to create an overlay, and click Edit.
Click "Edit" on the video you wish to create an overlay for.
Click “Edit” on the video you wish to create an overlay for.
From there, click “Call-to-Action Overlay,” and you’ll be able to edit your ad copy.
Select the "Call-to-Action Overlay" tab to create your ad copy.
Select the “Call-to-Action Overlay” tab to create your ad copy.
YouTube video ads may seem confusing, but once you get the hang of them, they’re a great way to promote your business, generate awareness, and create leads.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Facebook Privacy: Users Should Check These Settings as New Changes Roll Out

What’s disappearing? The social network announced in December that it was retiring the option for users to control whether they show up when others type their name into the search bar, but said Thursday that it would finally be notifying those who use it that the setting will be removed. The option, which shows up in privacy settings as “Who can look up your timeline by name?” was already cut for people who weren’t using it. 

How was that setting useful? It wasn’t perfect. It would not have stopped, for example, Facebook users from being able to access those protected profiles if those users had been tagged in a public post or picture. Still, it did help those users to keep a lower profile on the social network, such as those trying to hide their profiles from abusive ex-partners or harassment.
 For those who chose that option— a “small percentage” of its users, Facebook says -- the change now allows anyone to type those names into Facebook’s search engines to see their profiles. 

Can I replicate that option with other tools?: No. The main feature of the setting was that people wouldn’t be able to find a user by name in the search bar. There appears to be no way to keep that function. But there are still some setting that can lower a profile on the site.

Facebook is trying to encourage people to control their privacy on an item-by-item basis. So, whenever and however you post, you should be checking to see if what you’re putting up is for public view or just for friends or specific lists of friends. Also, consider turning on Timeline approval, which shows you what your friends may be posting about your location or whom you’re with. You can ask them to remove your name from those posts. Facebook has settings that let you review posts and photo tags before they’re posted to your Timeline. If privacy is a major concern, use these tools and don’t hesitate to ask other users to remove posts about you that make you uncomfortable.

It’s also a good idea to create group lists of friends so that you can share some posts exclusively with certain lists and exclude other groups from seeing those posts. That’s particularly important if you spend a lot of time on Facebook’s mobile app, where privacy tools can be harder to finesse. 

What else can I do for privacy? Another key option in the privacy settings menu is one lets users disable your search engines from linking to their timelines. That will at least cut down on the chance that someone looking for you outside the social network will be able to find your profile.
If your whereabouts or similar information are sensitive, particularly if it’s a safety issue, you should be very aware of locations on your posts — no check-ins — and be careful about writing posts that give clues about where you are. 

Users should also remember that they can also always block specific users from seeing their Facebook page or from contacting them, but this is more of a reactive step than a proactive one. Plus, just as you could alter your name (yes, in violation of Facebook’s guidelines) to hide your identity, so could anyone who is looking for you.

If you’re concerned about past posts, Facebook has a setting that lets you limit the audience for posts and information that are already on your profile. You can also go to the “Activity Log” on your timeline to get an action-by-action view of how your activity shows up on the site.

And finally, as Facebook itself makes clear, remember that “things you hide from your timeline still appear in news feed, search and other places on Facebook.” There include some things you just can’t hide, namely profile pictures and cover photos, but also some news feed activity.
There’s been much discussion over how much social networks should expect users to fine-tune their settings in order to hit the levels of privacy that they want. Facebook has been evolving its settings to be more granular — which can be good for thinking about privacy at a more real-time pace. But it also means that it requires those for whom privacy is a major concern to set broader controls.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Google to Encrypt ALL Keyword Searches: Say Goodbye to Keyword Data

grinds-my-gears-encrypted-searchWarning: This isn't one of those happy news updates that opens up new doors for your marketing -- like Facebook announcing embedded posts. Nope -- this is one that's going to actually close some doors for you. And like Peter Griffin says, it's really going to grind your gears. Yesterday, Search Engine Land reported that Google has made a change aimed at encrypting all search activity -- except for clicks on ads.
When approached by Search Engine Land, Google reportedly confirmed the switch, saying the following:
"We added SSL encryption for our signed-in search users in 2011, as well as searches from the Chrome omnibox earlier this year. We’re now working to bring this extra protection to more users who are not signed in."
This means marketers won't even be able to get keyword data for searches conducted by users who aren't even signed in. (Cue marketers everywhere raising their fists in fits of rage.)
Why, Google ... Why?!
So Google says, the reason for the switch is to provide “extra protection” for searchers. Search Engine Land, however, suspects that Google may also be attempting to block NSA spying activity -- since Google was accused of giving the National Security Agency access to its search data back in June (which it has strongly denied). We also can't help but think that, because Google is encrypting search activity for everything but ad clicks, this is a move to get more people using Google AdWords.

What All This Means 

Okay ... so what does all this mean to you, the marketer? First, here's a quick recap of how we got here ...
You may recall that back in October 2011, Google (citing the reason of privacy), announced it would start encrypting search results for logged-in Google users (including any Google-owned product like YouTube, Google+, Gmail, etc.). This meant that marketers were no longer able to identify which keywords a person who was logged into searched for before they arrived at your website -- even if they were using a web or marketing analytics platform like HubSpot. And without these keyword insights, marketers would have a much tougher time knowing which keywords to target to achieve greater visibility in search. No bueno.
While Google initially said this would impact less than 10% of all searches conducted, we quickly noticed that percentage rise. In November 2011, we analyzed the keywords of HubSpot's customers to find that more than 11% of organic search traffic was being affected, and by January of this year, we'd found that for the HubSpot website specifically, about 55% of the organic search we got each month was encrypted (and we’d seen that percentage steadily rising by about 4 percentage points each month). Things appeared to be getting more serious.
And other webmasters have been reporting a similar lack of insight. Not Provided Count, which tracks 60 sites to chart the rise of the keyword "(not provided)," has been reporting on the effects of encrypted keywords over time. In the chart below, you'll notice a spike starting around the week of September 4. Today, the chart indicates that nearly 74% of search terms are being encrypted.
Just like we predicted earlier this year, with Google encrypting all keyword data, this means marketers will not just lose some of their Google keyword insights -- they'll lose all of them. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions that Google has yet to address (for instance, when will we lose all this data?), there's still a lot of cause for concern for marketers. How will we know how searchers are finding our websites? How will this affect our content strategies?

So What's a Marketer to Do?

Truthfully, it's hard to say. In terms of preventing Google from making this change, there's likely nothing you can do. We asked a few SEO experts to weigh in on the situation:

Aaron Aders, Co-Founder, digitalrelevance:

"While secure searches may seem frustrating to many SEO marketers, this is actually a great move for our industry. Great SEO today is great content with powerful digital endorsements from relevant and authoritative websites, which results in business results that transcend the keyword conversation.
"SEO marketers need to be focused on raising organic traffic as a whole, achieving business objectives like online sales and lead generation, growing branded communities, and earning brand mentions. This move by Google will force SEO marketers to focus on business results rather than keywords -- which is where the focus should be anyway."

Larry Kim, Founder & CTO, WordStream:

"Since SEO-optimized content is generally themed content around a specific topic, you can still track the SEO performance of all of your URL’s. I’d argue that tracking organic content at a page level, rather than an individual keyword level, makes a lot more sense given the recent increases in keyword ranking volatility.
"It’s worth noting that the keyword "(not provided)" issue only impacts organic searches. If your company engages in PPC marketing, you can still access a treasure trove of valuable search query data by linking your company’s AdWords account with your Google Analytics account and use that data for future keyword research projects."

Andy Pitre, HubSpot Analytics Product Manager:

"As marketers ourselves, we aren’t too happy about these recent developments. We love having access to as much data as possible, and we love using that data to help create better experiences for our visitors, prospects, and customers. Google’s decision to withhold keyword data undoubtedly makes our jobs as marketers a little bit harder.
"But as marketers, we are also accustomed to living in a world where we frequently only have access to incomplete information. A big part of our jobs is to interpret that incomplete data and make the best decisions we can. Search is now one of those places where we only have access to a small part of the story. Our decision-making process in this area will have to adapt to these new circumstances, but it won’t stop us from reaching the customers who are searching for our products and services."

What You Can Do

That being said, you shouldn't feel completely left in the dark about how search affects your marketing strategy. Here are some ways you can still measure and use search data:
  • It is still possible to tell how much traffic your website is getting from organic search. Although you might not know the exact keywords, you can still correlate the work you do to optimize your site and create content to increases or decreases in organic search.
  • Other search engines like Bing and Yahoo continue to pass along keyword data. According to comScore, at present, has about 67% of search market share, Bing has 18%, and Yahoo has 11%. Although this will not provide the full picture, analytics tools like HubSpot can continue to show keywords for the 33% of searches that come from search engines like Bing, Yahoo, AOL,, etc. This data will give marketers at least some indication of which keywords are the most useful.
  • If you use Google AdWords for pay-per-click marketing, connect your company’s AdWords account to your Google Analytics account and use that data for keyword research, as Larry Kim of Wordstream suggests.
  • Rank will continue to play a role in helping measure the results of search engine optimization and content creation.

Attitude Equals Performance: What Causes Aging?

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kitty doesn't like...

When a person takes the time to make such a video, one just has to admire and respect. Especially when you're a cat owner like myself! Thanks Steve and Sylvester for a great laugh!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Paradise Teaser with Female Bodybuilding Legend Latia Del Riviero

Well gang, it's going on 4 years since Latia and I have been together, and all I can say is that time has flown by, like a blink of an eye. It's been an awesome ride thus far, and I'm still enjoying the fact that I'm with a true lady, one who not only looks dynamite at all times, but is ironically modest in nature.
I can boast all day long, but I must share that as a man, I've always been infatuated with Latia and her awesome physique. Some guys like a more muscular woman that tends to look manly, I for one am much pickier and like the feminine look, along with the cocoa soft skin, the dark colored hair, and Cleopatra like eyes with exotic facial features that Latia possesses.
Thank you all for supporting her. This is a short treat for those fans...



More full length clips at:
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Clips4sale Teaser Starring The One And Only Latia Del Riviero

She's known for her alluring and seductive creativity to millions around the world. One of the most talented female dancer, poser, and fitness related personality ever to grace the planet, she's sold thousands of clips to her adoring fans...see for yourself only at her store right here:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

1) SBI! Buy-One, Get-One FREE Back To Work Special Returns!

Due to popular demand we're launching a ONE WEEK ONLY "Back To Work" Buy-One, Get-One (BOGO) FREE Special.

Right now, many of YOUR friends/followers/subscribers have just said goodbye to summer and hello to back-to-school/work - full steam ahead. A large sub-set of these same folks is looking for ways to change their lifestyle, job and income. Tell them about the best chance out there... SBI!

Starting Friday, August 30th at Noon ET, hit the ground running by promoting the SBI! Buy-One, Get-One FREE Special.

Sales go crazy during these rare Specials. Use this one to propel your commissions through the roof! Promote it to everyone you know both online and offline.

The BOGO is only for new annual
SBI! subscriptions (not renewals).

The article below outlines quick steps you can take to promote SBI! during the BOGO and boost your commissions for August AND September!

Those details again are...

Starts Friday, August 30th Ends Wednesday, September 4th, midnight.

Make the most of it for one quick week!

2) Promotion Tips For The One-Week-Only BOGO

In many parts of the world (particularly in North America), a new season has arrived. It's unofficially called "Back To Work" or "Back To School" season. Folks wind down their summer vacations and return to longer work hours after sending kids back to school.

In other words it's a time for many of us to get "back to the routine" - or - as we said in last month's Affiliate Report... "back to the rut."

The SBI! Buy-One, Get-One FREE Back To Work Special is the perfect offering for those who view the season ahead as a "rut "and long to have control over their personal finances and lifestyle.

Not only can you help your audience get started building an e-business with SBI!, you could potentially help improve TWO lives when one of your converted visitors gives the bonus site to a friend.

Take maximum advantage of the Special by using the following promotional strategies and tools to build PREselling momentum. Let's start with...

Your Target Audience

Emotion is an important and convincing PREseller. Your visitors will respond the way you want them to if they feel you're speaking directly to them and their needs.

80+ landing pages that speak to a wide range of target markets and demographics are ready for you in the Promotion Center...

For example...

Work-At-Home Moms

Retirees (or soon to be retired)


This is just a small sample of the kinds of Web audiences you can reach out to directly.

The pages listed below feature an eye-catching "Back To Work Special" banner...

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Case Studies

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Social Media Marketing

Spread the word about the Back To Work Special to your Facebook and Twitter friends and followers using SiteSell's Social Media Marketing ("SMM") "PREsell it for you" channels - with your affiliate RR URL, of course. :-)

Invite them to...

"Like" us on Facebook and join in on one of the conversations going on between happy current SBIers and folks who are interested in SBI!.

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"Follow" us on SiteSell Twitter to get important updates on everything going on at SiteSell, along with a wealth of e-business building knowledge straight from the best sources on the Web.

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"Subscribe" to SiteSell YouTube. Be alerted when new informational and educational videos are uploaded.

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Wrap Up

Right now is the perfect time to promote SBI!. Take advantage of a season when many people wish they could earn money with something they love doing, rather than having to go to work each day.

The SBI! Buy-One, Get-One FREE Back To Work Special starts THIS Friday, August 30th and ends at midnight Wednesday, September 4th.

But wait! Just so you're "in the know" when planning your promotions, the BOGO will actually "soft launch" on Thursday, August 29th. We'll also hold it over for 24 hours (through midnight, Thursday, September 5th). Use these "UNofficial" sale times to snag a few extra REAL commissions. ;-)

Those dates again are...

Soft Launch - Thursday, August 29th
Official Launch - Friday, August 30th
Ends - Wednesday, September 4th
24 Hour Holdover - Thursday, September 5th

Don't procrastinate! The Special will start and end faster than you think!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Latia Del Riviero gives away Pro Training Tips to the masses for free! To date, no other IFBB Pro or Fitness Pro has done so. Get the best all-around tips for toning, shaping, strengthening, etc...right here on her Youtube channel! Check out her playlists for your targeted muscle group(s)...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Love Internet Marketing Through Social Media!

What can I say? I love social media! I love Internet Marketing! That's how I make my living. I pay my bills and bank money that flows in from all the sites that I'm listed on.  People always ask me how it's possible to make an extra income online. I always respond with this:

Making Money Online is easy. It's just time consuming at first, but if one sticks with it, the end result is worth the hard effort. It takes persistence, resilience, and mental fortitude. It takes branding one self, sharing knowledge with others that help benefit them!

The process is repetitive most times. I've taken steps to make things much simpler through automating many of my posts through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc...otherwise it would take up much of my day. With a little bit of study, anybody could do the same.

I teach others how it can be done, for a fee of course. No self respecting marketer works for free, matter of fact, nobody works for free! Email me at if interested.

How would you like to make an extra income online in your own spare time?

It works for me, just using social media! I don't even have a personal website yet! Granted I will in the near future, once I up my game...

I've been sharing tips and tricks on how to effectively use social media for years now. I've taught others how to do it, and they're now making a decent income from their efforts! Why can't you do the same? I say you can. The real question is, do you want to?

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The 5 Pillars of New Media Strategy: There is no box!

While you may read success story after success story, we cannot make any great assumptions in how they’ll impact your work.

There is a great myth that a winning formula exists for success in social media; that if you deconstruct the most popular case studies, you’ll find a winning recipe for your social media strategy.
It’s easy to get caught up in the creative examples we read about. Many times however, they feed the very impressions that can work against you.

- If we can introduce the right viral content we can get more views or friends.

- If we can maintain a rhythmic editorial calendar we can spark conversations that create a social effect.

- If we can develop the most amazing app, we can rise to the top of our customer’s attention span!

- If we get our company in social networks, we can build better relationships with our customers.

Rather than seeking shortcuts, we should see these examples as inspiration. In the end however, we each have our own question we need to answer…what do successful relationships and experiences look like in social media for our customers?

The formula for success in social media begins with first defining what success is and how it will be measured. This is one of the most important steps in any social media strategy, yet it is the first step that many businesses miss. The truth is that there is no formula for success. It requires something special for each strategy and it’s dependent on the people you’re trying to reach, their expectations, your business objectives and how this engagement ties specifically to your organization (sales, marketing, service, products, etc.)

To help, let’s put social media strategy into an approachable framework. Begin by organizing the most important themes to form what I refer to as The 5 Pillars of Social Media Strategy. This will contribute to a meaningful social media presence as long as you revisit this approach through every step of the strategy process.

1. Listen, Search, Walk a “Daily in the Life” of your customers.

Research is critical in understanding how your connected consumer makes decisions, how they’re influenced and where they engage and learn. This is the dynamic customer journey. Here, you’ll learn that your social customers are not at all like the traditional customers you know. Please note that they’re still important, but a new approach is required to expand your reach. Essentially here you discover new touch points and decision-making cycles. You’ll learn that this isn’t just about social media at all. In fact you’ll see how social, mobile, digital and other traditional channels need to work together to guide a complementary, integrated and converged journey. Think of it as customer journey optimization (CJO) or customer journey management (CJM).

2: Rethink your Vision, Mission, and Purpose.

When’s the last time you read your company’s vision or mission statements? Did it or does it speak to you? Would you Tweet it? Take this time to redesign customer experiences and articulate your vision for how you will use social media to improve customer experiences now and over time.

3. Define Your Brand Persona

Take some time to answer the following questions…What do you want people to see and appreciate? What do you want customers to hear, see, think and feel? Who are they engaging with? What do you stand for? Defining your brand persona will humanize engagement and make takeaway impressions and value consistent across every network and in every scenario.

4. Develop a Social Business Strategy.

Make your presence matter. This isn’t just about concepting the next Facebook Like or Twitter Retweet campaign. Based on the first 3 steps, develop a business-level strategy that meets the needs and expectations of your connected customers. As you’ll learn in step 1, new touch points emerge. If you are not part of the awareness stage of the decision making cycle, you will not benefit from consideration nor a decision in your favor. They key is to also tie social media back to key business objectives while investing in the necessary roles to engage customers at the functional level (service/support, sales, marketing, collaboration/innovation, etc.)

5. Build and Invest in Your Community.

Don’t just think about social media as an editorial or marketing program. That’s just table stakes.  In fact, don’t just limit this to social media at all. This is a chance to rethink the entire engagement strategy and the customer journey. Ultimately, you’re setting the stage for something more meaningful and substantive…the experience. Community isn’t defined by Likes or followers. Those are essentially “in the moment” actions. We’re talking about human beings. Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter. Participate in the communities that you host and also the communities that host the conversations that are important to your business. That’s the secret to earning a lasting affinity the contributes to you becoming a trusted resource.

By repeating steps one through five over time will help you achieve empathy, which will inspire meaningful strategies to earn relevance.  It’s important to remember is that in social media, mobile, and in the face of innovation, there is no box to think outside of. In fact, there is no box. There is only a blank slate and a series of unanswered questions that separate you from your connected customers.