Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My First Blog Hop! Come and Join!!

Ok, this is my first every Blog Hop! This can be fun and is very easy to join in the fun!

  1. Add your link to the list, then go to other blogs that are listed and follow their blog.
  2. Leave a comment letting them know that you followed them and they should follow you back in return! 
  3. When someone leaves you a comment telling you that they have followed you from the list, do the right thing and follow them back.

This can get you a lot of new visitors and help your follower count to increase! Let's get this going!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 Effective Marketing Strategies

Making an effective marketing message is a skill that needs to be learned and mastered. Here are four ways of being able to master this skill: provide comprehension; make a connection; establish credibility; and, develop contagiousness.

Many times you wondered how is it possible for other speakers or writers to catch the attention of their listeners or their readers for that matter. When you are marketing a product or service, you would absolutely want to have the same capacity of drawing people's concentration on your words to make a sale or close a deal. How to do it effectively is the big question. Here are ways you can follow to be able to improve and become a proficient marketing communications writer:

Provide comprehension

Your primary goal in writing a marketing message is to be able to provide the listening or reading public to fully comprehend your point. One way of finding out that they are able to understand you is when they are able to play back or reiterate what you said. You can ensure proper comprehension from your audience by making sure that your message is clear as well as sharp. Another tip is to keep your message simple. Don't go for words and phrases that are too deep that they sometimes confuse your readers or listeners.

Make a connection

You need to make a connection. Making a connection would not only mean being able to send your message across. Rather is it being able to impart your message with the ability to give meaning and significance of this message to your audience. Your message should be able to trigger emotional responses like anger, happiness, excitement, etc. It is a necessity to bring out the spark of interest in every audience that will drive them to action.

Establish credibility

Credibility is a very critical aspect both in communicating and marketing. You may be able to provide comprehension and even make a connection, yet, your audience may simply turn away from your message soon. This is because they don't find certain things credible. Credibility springs from your capacity to make your listeners or readers believe in what you said or in what you wrote. Making them believe your marketing message would depend on these three issues: who is saying or writing the message, what is the message, and how the message was conveyed.

Develop contagiousness

Contagiousness is a very important thing. When making a marketing message, aim for contagiousness. Don't just aim for understanding and connection from your audience. Instead, aim of spreading and echoing your message. Allow your audience to repeat, spread, reenact your words.

Applying these 4C's of communication every time you make a marketing message will eventually make you a good marketing communications writer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Would You Do For $5??

Fiverr sounds like so much fun and I wish I had the time to do this. You simply place an advertisement for whatever product or service you have to offer for $5.00. It can be something simple, perhaps an advertising spot on your blog or website for a week. Maybe you do some sort of small craft or simply send a post card to the person from your city or state. Some people offer to advertise for others using their twitter account, doing a simple graphic design, placing a phone call to someone, the possibilities are endless, as long as they are legal.

From reading through the FAQs, the website does take $1 out of each fiver you make, but this could really add up if you have something to offer that a lot of people may want. You will get paid through paypal and your name will remain anonymous to the person you are selling the product or service to.

With a good imagination, I'm sure someone could make a decent amount of money. Give it a try and tell us what you think of if you are already using it, leave a comment and tell us how it is working for you!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Promoting Your Articles or Blog

If you are just getting into the world of writing, you may be wondering how to promote your articles so that you get more hits. More hits typically equal more adsense revenue! I’m going to tell you a few ways that I am using to promote my articles on hubpages and suite101. You can use these for any kind of article, blog or website that you are promoting.

Twitter is a great place to promote your articles, especially if you have a decent amount of followers. Make your tweet interesting and attention grabbing so that your followers will want to have a look-see.

Facebook and myspace and other social networking sites are also great places to promote your articles. Your friends may be interested in just seeing what you are writing about, while others may honestly be interested in your article title. Either way, it’s a win/win situation and more hits for you!

Digg and Stumbleupon are also good tools for promoting your articles. It’s so simple to submit your article. Your article then goes into a database where other members can find it, or see the article title when they log into their account. I get quite a few hits from stumbleupon.

Shetoldme.com is fairly new, but it’s another great database to add your website or article to. It is new, but seems to be growing and growing.

Flixya.com is another website I currently use. It is sort of like a social networking site, however, you can upload your own photos and videos and receive adsense revenue straight to your adsense account. You can also use it to promote your articles by posting blogs every so often. I do it by writing a little bit on the subject and then adding a link to the website. Just be careful not to blog a bunch of posts all going to the same website as I’ve heard they will shut down your account for spamming. Here is my flixya page:

Finally, one of the best ways to get views to your articles is to submit them to major search engines like google and yahoo. Simply go to the search bar and type in: “submit to google” and you should find a link for submitting your website. All you do is paste in the link and it’s done! It may take a few weeks for your website to be recognized but patience is a virtue. I’ve gotten quite a few hits from the major search engines. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to pay to submit your website or articles to search engines, you can do it yourself in just a few minutes.

Feel free to friend me on any of these websites. Send me a message to let me know that you came from my blog and maybe we can trade stumbles or diggs or likes.. Or whatever.