Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
I’m hearing and seeing all kinds of advertisements giving away what they call “Black Friday Specials” “Black Friday Deals” special coupons and all kinds of things to try and bring in the Holiday season of shopping. But do we really know what Black Friday is?
I did just a little bit of research to see what I could come up with and you be amazed at what I found. Listed below is just a brief list of what I was able to find by doing a simple search for “What is Black Friday” on google.
- Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. …
Hey Guy’s & Gal’s,
I know the economy is tough these days, and sometimes you just don’t have the money to hire a website designer, a graphic designer or even a programmer for that matter. So I decided to cut to the chase and do something that is rather unheard of in my circle of developers.
Now I know that you could probably go to Freelance.com or even Fiverr.com and get everything you need for your business really dirt cheap, but here’s the problem I see with those solutions. Many of the people on these websites that are vying for your business, many of them offer no support after the project is completed.
That’s where I differ. You get my undivided attention long after the project is finished.
Here’s what one of my clients had to say:
Dear Tim, You have done a fantastic job on my Word Press blog and I want you to know how happy I am with it. I am more than pleased with your knowledge and customer service. You handled all the technical stuff that I was struggling with and you completed it in record time. Even after the site was completed you helped me even more any time I asked and you always responded quickly. In my opinion, that is the best customer service and what makes you so unique from other services online. I am not a huge fan of submitting a ticket and waiting 24-48 hours for a response, and with you it is the complete opposite. You were always available by either phone, skype or email. I have to say that you saved me at a time I was ready to give up on WordPress. Your technical expertise and customer service are the best that I have experienced. Kudos to you and I will definitely be coming back and referring my friends. Thanks again for all your great work and support!
Paula Snyder http://get-your-ex-back-1.com
So, if you need a website makeover, a new WordPress Theme or a Custom Twitter Background, with unparalleled support, then click on the link below, let me know how I can help you and at the bottom of the form enter the coupon code: 50%OFF into the box and hit submit.
I look over all the information and reply back to you within 24 hours (if not less). Click on the link below and let me know how I can help you.
Go ahead and give it a try, you’ve got nothing to lose!
Let’s Stand Out From The Crowd!
Have a wonderful day.
PS If you refer a friend, have them place your name in the Refer Box and I’ll give you 20% of what they spend. How’s that for a Deal and a Half?
What No Sales?
Just recently I put on a birthday sale where I thought at least a few people would take me up on my offer, but low and behold not one single taker on over 1,200 visitors to the post that I put out last week.
And I made it real simple.
- 1. I had a contact form so everyone could ask away
- 2. had descriptions of all the products I was putting on sale
- 3. reduced the prices by almost 50%
- 4. and included the by now buttons
and low and behold still no takers.
Since I didn’t get any takers it got me to thinking if I was doing anything wrong. And to be truthfully honest with you I didn’t think there was anything wrong with that.
So I joined www.Fiverr.com and placed one gig and got one sale. Now granted, I only got $5.00 bucks for doing a custom twitter background, but a sale none the less.
Now don’t get me wrong I had a wonderful time creating the twitter background and I gained a new customer and a referral from that.
But it almost made me believe that you have to practically give away the farm in order to make any money. Now I know some designers and developers that are getting twice what I charge and they are in the same boat as I am, we’re just not making any money.
What do I have too do to make any money from my services.
Can you help me solve my problem?
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s,
I hope your week is going well, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know about a friend of mine that has some excellent thoughts and ideas on driving traffic to your blog or website,
Her name is Denis Wakeman, and she also has a 5 part Video Course that will really open your eyes over at http://masterbusinessblogging.com/
Here’s her article below:
16 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
You’ve got your blog set up and you’ve started posting pithy, useful information that your niche market would benefit from and enjoy. Days go by, you keep publishing, but no one comments and your traffic stats are barely registering. What do you do?
Like any website you own, you must do some blog promotion to start driving traffic to your site. Here are 16 steps, in no particular order of importance, that you can start doing now to get traffic moving to your blog.
I am often asked how an individual can brand themselves and if personal branding is as valuable as corporate branding. Personal branding can single an individual out as an expert in their field, but are there downfalls to personal branding vs. company branding?
Truth is personal branding is easier than company branding. Why? Because if you believe in your talent, in your skills and ability – it’s easier to sell what you believe in. Your image is already created – you just have to market it. How do you market yourself? That’s easy. You must become:
A pro in your industry; an expert in your field.
With that said are there downfalls to personal branding? Absolutely. Unless you plan to work until your last living day, it will be difficult to transition the brand to someone else. After all you are the BRAND! If you are ok with the fact that in order to transition out of the brand you will need to create a new one that your consumers can grasp onto then personal branding may just be for you.
When branding yourself remember that you must create a strong and consistent brand. You cannot skimp just because it’s about you.
Strong brands are clear about who they are and what they are not; which is why branding yourself can be an easy process. You already know who you are and what you are not. Strong brands are also consistent; it’s easy to be consistent in who you are.
Let’s take for example Madonna. She was her brand. Since the start of her career she has had the ability to change consistently throughout her career. This made her stand out from among other performers. This in essence strengthened her individual brand.
By branding yourself effectively you will:
* Establish yourself as an expert in your chosen field.
* Build a solid reputation within your industry.
* Increase your notoriety and improve your perceived value in the marketplace.
The key to successfully branding yourself and doing it effectively is to first establish a personal brand identity. Once you have done that focus that message on who you are and what you stand for within your chosen field. Your final step is to get the word out through a variety of media channels that are viewed by the people most likely to be interested in your message.
As people begin to see your name and become aware of the benefit and knowledge that you offer, before you know it thousands of people will not only know who you are but they will begin to seek out your services and expertise. They will identify with your brand which is YOU.
I’d love to know your take on personal branding, please post your comments below.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day.