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So you now are thinking about beginning your own blog to promote your business and are developing your blogging ideas! Great!

Blogging is a lot of fun if you like writing and creating valuable information for others. That really is what it should be about you know!

The absolute best blog sites to me are those that provide me with some useful and entertaining information that will apply somewhere in my lifestyle.

So, are you familiar with all of the blog sites available to you? How about the blog sites where you can blog free?

Do you know the most popular blog sites? Is it better to use a multi-site domain or what are the advantages of owning your own domain? pic1-Optimized

Will you be able to develop the blog site yourself or will you need assistance? How much? Please don’t underestimate this as I first did…my first three months I did on my own and learned in the fourth month that the team approach with the support of more than 1000 people with many experts is a lot more efficient and productive.

Do you intend to study copywriting to enhance your writing skills?I began in October 2012 with my first blog on Blogger.com, which is a very good free blogger site. My only concern was that I did not own the domain and that the owner of the site (Google) could make decisions which potentially could affect my investment of time and money. After studying with Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, some say the #1 blogger going all the way back to 2003, and enjoying his training course MLM Blog Secrets, I opted to change my blog home to WordPress.org (WordPress.com is also a free site where you do not own your domain).   I am very pleased with that decision for many reasons. WordPress.org seems to be the most popular free site available, the only downside being  that it is built by contributors and if you need support, you need to have good, reliable access to someone who knows WordPress.org.380353_304468282896903_1155722452_ann&tywp

My purpose in writing this blog is to inform anyone considering blogging that there are many stages or phases which you graduate through to reach proficiency and productivity. It is not an overnight process however with access to an experienced team of people you can shave months off your learning and productivity curve.

I have always enjoyed writing so the study and art of blogging is highly interesting to me. Just to give you an idea of the several stages that I experienced, first was the study of attraction marketing and how to apply those techniques, copywriting, learning the value of content, how to design and format my blog to make it appealing so that others want to read it and come back again, the importance of geography and placement and design including color schemes of your blog, coming up with interesting ideas that should be appealing to your reading audience, determining who your target market really is, then finding ways to get my blog distributed, accessed and read by those that are interested. Let me just summarize today by saying that blogging is a lot of fun, it is very rewarding in many ways, it is a constant learning process, and I really wonder if you can ever reach perfection.

Now that you have somewhat of an overview of what my getting started with blogging experience has been, I want to share with the next most important step that you can take to decide if you want to get involved in blogging. It comes to me from Ann Sieg and Ty Tribble today in the form an email that includes the following message..

Ty Tribble
Ty Tribble

My friend Ty Tribble and I just put together a quick
presentation for you showing why blogging is essential
to a six figure social media game plan. 

Click here now:

http://dannorris.MLMBlogSecrets.com

And I very much look forward to you joining us in the near future.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
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So You Want To Know What To Do With Social Media?

Internet Marketing Strategy
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There are many Americans now that are seriously interested in starting their own business…either full time or part-time. If you are one of those and have some questions about how to get started…. especially with how to start with your internet marketing strategy including social media then this post is especially for you. First let’s say that social media consists of a very broad spectrum of companies,  however the key names now in social media are Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and and several more that are growing in importance every day. An internet marketing strategy also include more than just social media so  we must add at least at a minimum these:

  • individual internet websites
  • blog sites
  • news and magazine media
  • links between all of these.

So You Want To Know What To Do With Social Media?

So if you agree that this is a basic definition of the tools available from which to build an internet marketing strategy, and you want to start a business, where do you start deciding and where do you focus your time and energy? Do you need a website? Do you need a blog? Do you need a Facebook Page? A Twitter Page? A Google Community? What strategy can you develop for all of these. There is a beginning point that considers the “why” of all of these. Why would you do this or do that? What is the benefit? What are your goals?

Simple right?…just build a (……………) site….you fill in the blank because you have recently found a company that will make you rich in less than a year and you will be financially independent for the rest of your life. Hey… Please stop and wake up and smell the roses ok! Believe it or not, I have some important information for you to consider based on considerable personal experience. There are many in industry who can help you however finding a better source with honest motivations is not an easy task….and by the way you are already here on this site…so it behooves you to gain the opinion here and bounce it against any other opinion that you can find…ok! You may be just starting your new business, you may have a Facebook page, Google Page, a Pinterest page, a LinkedIn site or other site that is bringing you profits (or losses)! Even so, is what you have done the best possible strategy that you can take, or would you like to know more about how you can inform yourself of more comprehensive strategies? This week I connected on LinkedIn with a wonderful chap from Ireland and we talked today about his business. He is doing quite well with his direct selling business however wants to grow it with the internet. He very much believes in the idea of being open for business 24/7 as well as having prospects find him through Attraction Marketing and Blogging as opposed to him having to find all of his prospects through direct selling.  He is currently in the process of building a WordPress blog site which is an excellent decision, however he is not quite sure as to how to approach a strategy with the rest of the media websites.  With a 15-minute fun conversation between great guys from  Ireland and Orlando my new friend Bobby and I  shared important ideas that give him a new perspective that will allow him to leapfrog for couple of years what he can do next that can move his business forward much more rapidly.

Internet Marketing Strategy
Internet Marketing Strategy
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If you have any interest in developing your internet and social media marketing strategy why not give me a call. No charge for our conversation. Let me hear from you.

Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

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