Archive for the ‘Social Media Coaching’ Category

Win a Free Social Media Analysis and Consultation (a $500 Value!)

A few months ago, I launched this new brand as a division of my firm, AKA Internet Marketing. My goal was to build a portal that just focuses on social media insights, news, and information and although it’s been a slow process of getting it up and running, it is live. In an effort to breathe some new life into the site and associated social media properties, I am holding a contest that starts today and ends at the end of August. You will have two great opportunities to benefit. The first is that there are many ways to enter the contest, one of which is to email us with a social media challenge you are having and if we select it, you will get the benefit of a proposed solution at no cost (it will be posted on the blog – and yes, we can make it anonymous if you would like.) The second is that I will be awarding a single grand prize, valued at $500 and that is a full social media assessment where we will look at what you are doing in social media and offer some suggestions for improvement. Additionally, we will offer a (one hour) follow up consultation by phone to make sure we answer any of your questions.

There are several ways to enter and some are as simple as liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter.  Some will allow you to collect points by re-tweeting about the contest and by asking your questions privately, you can earn the most points at once (even if we don’t choose it as one to answer on the blog.) Check out the widget below to start earning points in the contest.

 

 

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A Lesson In Blogging from Your Social Media Coach

Hey everyone, thanks for visiting my latest work in progress. I have decided to launch a new social media training community. Excuse me as I slowly build this online community, but see this as a lesson in itself.  Here is the lesson:

Some people believe that you should not put out a website until it is ready for the public. In some cases, this is true, but in other cases I like to put “something’ out there, just to get the juices flowing. And by that, I mean Google’s juices.

Google looks at several factors when determining what to return as search results, and one of those factors is how long the site has been around, so rather than just having a dormant domain, I often set up a simple WordPress site like this one to start the ball rolling. The other thing it does is motivates me to finish the project, so now “game on!”

Here is how you are do the same for your next project website.

1. Get a web hosting account. I recommend HostGator, because for a small monthly fee, they allow you to host multiple sites.  They also have the WordPress software as a one click install which makes it easy to set up.  As the site grows, you can migrate it to a larger plan, but they can handle quite a bit of traffic.

2. Install WordPress through Fantastico. Find that icon in the Control Panel and use this tutorial on how to install WordPress to get you going.

3. Get a free WordPress Theme. If you want you want use the same one I stated with (The site has since been updated with a customized template.)

4. Write a simple blog post related to your business.

Optional:

  • If you want to start monetizing your site, you can add AdSense code, affiliate links, or a link to your primary business page.
  • Start Building Your Social Media Profiles.

I hope that helps get you on your way to online marketing success!

Until next time…

~ Anthony
Your Social Media Coach