Patti LaBelle Pie Gone Wild

Patti LaBelle Pie ReviewI’ll be the first to admit, I’m not good at keeping up with what’s going on in the media, nor do I regularly follow trends, since I don’t watch much T.V. or the news.

My source of information comes from…Facebook.

All weekend, my time line has been flooded with people talking about, Patti LaBelle pie.

Posts like, “have you tasted it?”, “where can I buy it?”, “how much is it?” and so on and so forth.

After finally giving into my curiosity, I decided to do a little investigating to see what was the big deal.

What I found was that all this buzz stemmed from a Patti LaBelle fan who posted a very entertaining video review of himself trying the pie.

Why Your Online Marketing Strategy is a Waste of Time

online marketing strategyIf you are fairly new to online marketing, and not seeing the kind of results you hoped for in your business, you may feel like you are doing something wrong and wasting your time.

It can be tough in the beginning, trying to figure out how to put the pieces together to make your entrepreneurial dream of time freedom and more money…a reality.

You start to wonder about your online marketing strategy (or lack thereof), and what you should to do to change it and make it better.

Google Plus Benefits for Business, the Undeniable Truth

Google Plus Benefits for Business

What is it and what are the Google Plus benefits for business?

According to Wikipedia’s web definition, Google+ is a social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It is the second-largest social networking site in the world, having surpassed Twitter in January 2013.

Since adopting Google+ into my family of social spaces, I’ve come to see it as more than just another social network, but a powerful tool for communication.

With more than 500 million registered users, there is simply no denying the impact, and how powerful Google plus benefits small businesses and internet marketers.

How to Leverage Hashtags on Facebook for Social Marketing

hashtags on FacebookAre you familiar with hashtags? If you know anything about Twitter, you probably know they originated there back in 2007. More recently, hashtags on Facebook, have made their grand debut.

Initially, I didn’t know how this would play out. I was one of the people who would get annoyed seeing hashtags on Facebook when clearly, it was a “Twitter thing”. What made them so irrelevant was the fact that they really served no purpose there.

Now that the tables have turned, I’m totally on board!

Why Use Hashtags on Facebook

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner using Facebook as a platform to grow your business, you know how vital it is to spread the word. Using hashtags on Facebook can help you increase brand awareness and even generate you more traffic to your fan pages and websites.

11 Practical Tips to Building a Brand Online

building a brand online

Is trying to figure out how to build your brand a struggle for you?

Do you wonder what you need to do to make it stand out?

If you have a business online, you probably understand that for it to grow and be successful, a strong brand presence is necessary.

Whether you are a small business in start-up, or an entrepreneur in the service industry, you need to focus on building a brand online, just like the big companies.

Why is a brand so important?

It’s important because not only does it create visibility for your products or services, but it opens up the connection between you and the consumer. Your brand brings value to your business because it speaks a message that makes people relate.

Social Marketing Series Part 2: 3 Ways Quality Cornerstone Content Helps Your Blog Thrive

cornerstone contentWe’ve all heard it before, content is KING.

Without it, we reduce the amount of exposure we could bring to our blog, website even our social profiles. The fact of the matter is, quality content is a necessary part of our overall online marketing strategy.

What’s more important than posting content for the sake of quantity, is writing a handful of pieces, truly relevant and informative to your target audience, known as cornerstone content. These articles contain keywords and phrases your ideal audience are searching. It’s also a way for you to link back to these articles from future articles you publish for the purpose of sharing additional information.

Social Marketing Series Part 1: Building an Engaged and Loyal Audience

Audience ClappingYou have this vision. You have an idea. You know that if you could just get in front of the right people, you can seriously, change some lives. You even know that what you’ve got has value, and if enough people know about it, your life would be so different.

The reality is, doing business online is not as easy as the experts make it sound. You know in order to reap the rewards of your labor, you’ve got to build an audience. But, not just any audience, an engaged and loyal one.

You’re no dummy, you know building this audience is going to take time and effort. You realize that there has to be order, a process to making it happen. That all takes time. So you start to wonder, what should I do in the meantime?

Social Media Is a Waste of Time

When I hear things like, “Social  Media is a waste of time” or “Social Media doesn’t work” coming from the mouths (or emails) of entrepreneurs, it makes me shake my head in wonder. Maybe I’m out of line, but unless you are a hermit, I just can’t wrap my mind around how being social and connecting with people, doesn’t “work” for someone.

Maybe I’m a little biased since I built my entire online business on the principles of social media – connecting and building relationships with people, back in 2009.

The reason why many entrepreneurs and small businesses don’t see the benefit of using social media to build their business is because they have the wrong idea about what they should be doing.

Do You Have Social Media Style?

Do you sometime have a hard time trying to figure out how you should BE online? It’s different when you leave your house…you know what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to fix your hair and do your makeup.

Depending on how you feel, the weather outside, you can get in your vibe and just…do you! When it comes to creating your social media presence online…your persona, it can be a bit difficult.

We get caught up in the idea we have to BE super professional and appear extra educated in order to attract business. Then, we find these awesome people online with thousands and thousand of fans and followers and we think…“if I could just be like…so-and-so, my business will grow” or “if I just talk like such-and-such, I can attract more people”…ever feel like that?

Staying Above Water During Lazy Summer Months

For many women and mom entrepreneurs, summer months mean the kids are home on break…and for some, the business takes one too. With 5 of my own kids running wild and bouncing off the walls these days, I can understand why many of us choose to slow down, cutback, or close up shop altogether, to spend time with our little people and enjoy time off.

mom and daughter at the beach

As tempting as it may sound…the worst thing you could do is kill your momentum just because it’s summer. This is actually the best time to step your game up because so many other home based business owners will be sleeping in or lounging out pool side…BUT…