Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How Do You Use Twitter

By now you may have already heard of the term twittering. Everyone seems to be talking about it, even celebrities. But the biggest question for some still remains - How Do You Use Twitter?

It’s simple really, but first things first. You’ll want to sign up for an account through their website. It’s free and you can edit your profile with any background you choose.

You can also leave a link that will direct followers or anyone visiting your page to wherever you choose.

Once you’re signed up you can choose to add other users or you can send a message to the world. Just type a message into the box on your profile and hit send. It’s as simple as that.

Of course if you want to send a message to a specific person, you can do so using direct message. Of course, they must be your friend and vice versa in order to use this feature.

You can also retweet messages so that others can read what you have to say or what someone else has to say. But, the best part about twittering that makes it so popular is the short and sweet messages.

No more weeding through long paragraphs. Update friends about your life or let your customers know what’s new with your business. It makes no difference because now you know a few simple ways on how you can use twitter.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to Get Twitter Followers

If you’re looking for information on How to Get Twitter Followers for your online business, be very careful because there’s a lot of misleading info out there. As a matter of fact if you use some of it (think spamming), you could get banned from twittering forever.

Some simple and easy ways that aren’t misleading and won’t get you banned are:

Update your profile. Make sure you’ve got everything filled in and leave a link for visitors to follow.

Leave your profile link on your business page, blog, Squidoo pages and other social networking sites.

Follow other users on the site such as celebrities and don’t forget to say hi.

Invite your friends and family to create accounts with the website.

Tweet about your life and about the things you love in life.

The above are just a few ideas to help you get Twitter followers. Have fun and enjoy!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, March 29, 2010

How Do You Twitter?

The media once said that the world of Twittering was just going to be a phase. Well, obviously they were wrong because more and more people are asking, How Do You Twitter? - and loving it.

The social messaging tool is perfect for those who want to keep in contact with friends, family and even clients, without spending a lot of time doing so. It’s sort of like a mini-blog. You can access the tool through their website, instant messaging, a third party social networking application or by cell phone.

And Twittering doesn’t require any special skills to use it. If you can type a few words, then you can do it. Even adding people is easy. All you have to do is do a quick search by interest or name and add them to your page and they can do the same with you. Of course Twittering can be addictive and you may soon find someone asking you, How Do You Twitter?

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, March 28, 2010

What You Need to Know About Twitter

Have you ever wanted to learn all about Twitter, but just didn’t know where to start. Well, you no longer have to look any further. The social networking site that has also been called a mini-blog is a service that allows people to send and receive updates, also know as tweets.

The tweets allow members to send a message of up to 140 characters. That message is then displayed on their Twitter page and sent to anyone that’s added to their contact list or anyone who’s added them to theirs.

If members don’t want everyone to see what they’ve written, there are two options. They can either block specific people, which also prevents those blocked from contacting them entirely or they can send a direct message to a specific person that can only be read by them.

Of course there is a lot more about Twitter than just the above basics, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fast, fun and best of all it’s free!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Define Twitter and Your Goals

Social networking services like Twitter are the hottest craze in the world of MLM marketing right now. Entrepreneurs know that social networking services are a fantastic tool that allows them to reach and even gain new customers. Those customers may then choose to tweet about your product or service.

Tweeting about your MLM business is a great way to expand your business and beyond. One of the best ways to go beyond tweeting is to define your Twitter goals.

I mean really, what goals do you have in mind when you tweet? Are you just sending out messages because you’re bored, you think it will help your business or you just really like the idea of receiving fan mail from your customers?

I know I tweet because I enjoy talking to my followers and letting them know what’s new with my life. But in reality that’s it. I have no true goals when it comes to my business and that’s one of the biggest mistakes I’m making when I tweet.

Oh sure sometimes I’ll throw in a tweet about my blog every now and then, but it’s not enough to make someone really notice. So I’ve realized I need to sit down and write out a list of goals.

And then I need to define those goals with Twitter and decide what’s working and what’s not. Currently my number one goal is to tweet at least one link a day about my business. How about you?

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Twitter

How to Twitter
 I’m no stranger to the world of social networking and I know not every networking site is easy to set up. Yet I was really impressed since it didn’t take me long at all to learn how to Twitter, which is great since I never have a lot of time on my hands.

Setting up an account with them is fairly easy and the best part about twittering is you don’t spend a lot of time sending out long lengthy messages because they don’t allow it. The networking application is very similar to sending a text message on your cell phone without getting charged to do so.

So for those who don’t have a cell phone it’s actually a great online tool that will allow almost anyone to keep in touch with friends, family, acquaintances and even business clients. The only drawback is they must also use the service.

Still, it’s easy enough to use and with a few words and the click of a button, the entire world will know what you’re up to. If you’re a little more private with your life, you can always send a direct message, which can only be seen by the person you specify on your contact list who’s also on yours.

Once you get the hang of things, you’ll soon learn how to twitter in no time. And with its great benefits you may even find yourself wondering why you didn’t start sooner!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Make Money With Squidoo

Make Money With Squidoo

A lot of entrepreneurs will try to tell you that you can make money with Squidoo quickly. And while you can make a profit from the social networking site, the cold hard truth is, it’s not going to make you rich overnight.

If you have a product to promote, then you should definitely take advantage of creating a lens for it. However, if you have more than one product to promote, build another lens or series of lenses for each product you plan to promote.

Another word of advice, if you know nothing about your product from experience and you don’t love it - don’t try to promote it. You should always promote a product or service that you truly believe in.

Always use keywords to promote what you have to offer. If you’re trying to promote your Cajun cooking recipes, you should use keywords and phrases like Cajun cooking. Add them a few times throughout your article, but don’t over do it.

Take advantage of the Amazon and Ebay modules. If you want to make even more money, add a few related Amazon products like Cajun Cooking Books. If you have some cookbooks for sale through Ebay, add them to your lens.

And don’t forget, that you can also make money with Squidoo through their Adsense revenue program. You might not get rich overnight, but with these great lens options, you can make a little extra income without having to spend money doing it!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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Friday, March 19, 2010

How to Squidoo

Lately everyone wants to know How to Squidoo. It’s the hottest thing in social networking and a great solution for anyone with a business. By creating lenses (web pages) you can share your product or service with those who are willing to listen. Yet you don’t even need a business to make a profit from your lenses.

When you’re creating a lens, you’ll be working with several modules. In these modules is a place to add a title. If you want your lens to get noticed, you’ll want to add a title to those modules. It helps break down sections and makes things easier for your visitor to read.

You’ll also want to write out a description for those modules. This will give the reader more information about what’s in store ahead and also help break up paragraphs.

You’ll want to take advantage of the Amazon affiliate module. This is a great way to find products through Amazon that are related to yours and make a little extra profit as well.

Always back up your lens. If you don’t you stand the chance of losing every bit of what you just worked so hard on. An easy way to remember to back up your lens is by doing so every time you complete a module. So now that we’ve covered the basics of How to Squidoo, let’s see what you’ve got…

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Squidoo Basics

Just a few basics will make your Squidoo page (called a lens) really stand out and deliver the results that you want. It’s really not hard at all and with just a few simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating great lenses like a pro.

First and foremost, you need to make sure that you’ve filled in your bio. If your biography isn’t complete, it’s hard for people to find out what you’re like on a more personal level. People like to relate, so you should definitely give them the chance.

Don’t forget to add a photo of yourself. People want to see what you look like. And please don’t think that some hot celebrity or model will do quite nicely, because it won’t. All it does is makes you look fake. Show off the real you and people will love you for it.

Don’t share junk and call it quality. If you’re going to create a lens, you need to make sure it’s something that people really want to read. And telling someone they must buy, buy, buy your product isn’t a good idea either.

And finally, don’t forget to add photos to your lenses. While the quality of your content is a must, a great photo can also do wonders. People enjoy seeing what they’re reading about. Really.

Of course the above are only a few Squidoo basics. Once you’ve discovered how great creating lenses can be, you’ll realize the possibilities are endless!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Squidoo Tips

Want more out of Squidoo?

Here are some tips to help get you started.

Become a Giant Squid – If you want to get noticed you need to create a lot of lenses and make sure they’re informative. And adding a few links here and there just isn’t enough. You’ll need a minimum of 50 quality lenses to become a Giant Squid.

Know Your Keywords – Sure you’ve heard about keywords, but have you really listened to what’s being said. Research your keywords and then use them in your title and in the content of your lens. Just don’t over do it unless you want your readers to run the other way.

Use Other Social Networking Sites To Your Advantage – Use other networking sites to promote your lenses. Add your lens to Digg, Stumble It, Twitter and Facebook. The more people know about your lenses, the better your reputation will be.

Want more Squidoo tips? Check out the website’s forum and other lenses for even more information on creating them.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What is Squidoo?

When you’re just beginning to learn about MLM marketing, it’s generally not easy to promote that business’s products. To solve that problem, many people have turned to social networking sites like Squidoo. However, even with its rise in popularity, some are still asking the question of, what is Squidoo?

Founded by Seth Godin, the social networking site is a fantastic tool that can be used to promote products and services to those who need or want it, but don’t want to spend money promoting it.

All you have to do is create a profile and from there you can begin making lenses (web pages) about any topic you are interested in writing about.

But the added bonus is you can also use the lenses (actually free websites) to make money using Amazon and other affiliate products and links.

You can add text, video, images, audio, RSS feed and links to each lens without having to learn HTML. And if you still need more information on what squidoo is, you can check out the tutorials on their website.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
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