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Social Media and Your Business

Are you doing the same thing and expect a different outcome?
Are you open minded enough to actually learn what it takes to succeed on Social media and expand your brand?

Here are tips to teach you some basics that are an absolute MUST if you want your company/brand to gain traction and new clients!

Social media is not a game.
Connections are the key to long-term relationships and sales.
You MUST set aside dedicated time to serve and foster your community online, or you will never see growth.

Someone told you to start a blog on your website?
Share relevant information. Every prospective client wants to see that you know what you’re talking about, and are not just posting for the sake of posting!

Spend time daily engaging with people who leave questions or comments. Always thank followers for sharing pictures from your place of business. Look through local hashtags and leave well-meaning comments on Twitter, LinkedIn  and Instagram.

ALWAYS share to your personal and business pages on EVERY social media channel you are engaging with! ALL your employees and team MUST learn and adhere to this, and share EVERY SINGLE POST to their connections!

If you’re just posting for the sake of posting because that’s what you think you need to do, you’re never going to see results.
Social media algorithms favor consistency regarding both the number of posts you share per week and the type of content you share.

POST DAILY!
STOP posting kitties, flowers, positive messages only, and concentrate on what makes your business different, prove that you follow all the legal requirements, and NEVER turn your back on sharing legitimate articles that pertain to your business.

 

 

 

OWWLL the new must have!

Owwll you will ask?

Let me explain.

So proud to be one of the first members of the upcoming Owwll platform.
Jason R Hill, the creator of Owwll, is simply amazing! This platform will explode! I am sure of it.
I began using the BETA platform and before you know, I was connecting with some amazing experts! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Owwll and highly recommend it if you want to earn extra residual income by using your expert knowledge, on any topic, to help others while being paid.

We are all tired of constant video calls and meetings.
Would you like a different approach?
Just make and accept calls. Just calls! YES!
Would you like to be able to learn from experts and also share your knowledge with prospective clients?
Make new valuable connections?
My answer was YES immediately!

Not only have I met a ton of great professionals, but the Owwll App will give you the ability to make some money!

Follow the instructions here and let’s connect and make this a great professional tool for connecting, Learning, growing and teaching!

REFERRAL CODE #: MS779639

Signing up is simple and takes about 5 minutes, you set your rates for a 10 minute / 20 minute call and a rate for additional 5 minutes added by callers. The caller prepays your rate and they already know what the rate is up front before calling.
The platform is close to launch and now is the time to gain 5 star ratings and trust during the BETA!
Each person is interviewed before being allowed on the platform!
PLEASE USE REFERRAL CODE #: MS779639 when signing up.
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Be kind, professional and respectful. You can share your knowledge, or you can learn from pioneers and become a successful entrepreneur, business entity, leader, and so much more!

 

2022 My New Rules!

  1. I will NEVER allow anyone to take me or my services for granted!
  2. I will stop supporting those who never reciprocate with actions, and always hide between “I am busy”, “Let’s chat soon”, and never help back like I have helped them by sharing posts, mentioning them and always commenting.
  3. Emojis, thoughts and prayers will no longer cut it.
  4. Ghosting and unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated.
  5. Do not assume that you know me, or my history.
  6. I will help, guide, and support all those who have shown me the same respect I have shown them.
  7. I will be available to new connections and open to new collaborations.
  8. I will immediately block anyone who introduces themselves via sales pitches, or the dreaded “hello gorgeous”!
  9. I will keep pushing, helping and promoting all my professional friends who have proven themselves over and over again.
  10. And last but not least, my sanity will be on the top of my list this year! If my cup is full, I can help.

    HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Do you care about your business?

Are you a business owner who only cares about revenue?

If yes, you are not paying attention.
Always care about your customers and think ahead!
Are you collecting payments via your website? Are you using an external software to do so?
Don’t sit back and think you are safe because you have a “hefty” insurance policy.
Are you even interested in how your customers might be at risk through your inaction?

Example: You collect payments using your customers’ bank accounts ONLY.
Do you know that if your business gets attacked by ransomware or hackers you put your business AND your customers in danger?
Why should I trust your business if my bank account is out there?
Do you know that if your customers can pay with their credit/debit cards it makes it safer?

WHY?
Because any card can be blocked and stopped with one click. If hackers have everyone’s bank account, HOW will you reimburse millions of dollars and still have your customers’ trust?

Wake up CEO’s
Take actions, be PROACTIVE and figure out every scenario that can endanger you and your client base!
Marketing, blasting emails left and right to gain more business if you DON’T have safety measures for every possible mishap, will not bring long term success!

Do you know HOW to write?

I cannot figure out why so called experts who keep emailing articles, cannot articulate, spell and write correctly.

EXAMPLES:
Yeah, connecting with other coaches is not wrong.
Yeah, it’s not “write too”.

 

This “companies” policy.

 

We provide “permanant” solutions.

REALLY?

If you want to actually convince me or anyone for that matter that you ARE an expert professional who I should trust and hire, do yourself a favor and use grammar, spelling and editing!

There are a myriad coaches online nowadays. Everyone is trying to create a niche and profit from it.
I totally understand that we all need to make money to survive and thrive.
DO NOT write like you speak.
DO NOT publish, email or contact anyone, unless your message is correct, clear, professional and impeccable.

You want to brand yourself and your services.
Prove that.
It is not as easy as you think.
Try to create different material.
Publishing polls twice a day just to get traction is not the way to rise to the top.
Emailing how-to lists and using mundane titles that have been used a million times, will not help you either.

When I receive 20 emails daily with titles like:
5 WAYS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, 5 WAYS TO CREATE CONTENT, I just move on.

Think things through.
Do your research.
Write CORRECTLY.
What makes you different than anyone else in your field?
Why are you better?
What do you offer that’s really making a difference?

So take a step back, regroup and really listen to what people are saying and how they react.
It will only help your long term success!

 

 

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Why is NOW the Best Time to Consider Franchise Exploration?

By Harris L. Gubin

As a franchise coach, this question has consistently topped the list of those I receive the most from clients. “Now” usually refers to a particular point in a client’s career or life – typically people in their 50s and 60s – either in transition or contemplating an exit strategy out of corporate for the next chapter in their life.

But since the pandemic started in 2020, the word “now” has taken on additional and significant meaning. The many uncertainties of COVID have frozen some people into inaction or “safe” moves, while others are ready to make bold changes in their lives.

Read the entire article HERE

Risks of Keyless Door Locks

I had to share this article, because it resonates.

When your property management company has nobody on a live phone line and you get locked out, it becomes a VERY serious issue!

Are Keyless Door Locks a Good Idea?
Written by C.E. Larusso

While they offer a tech-forward solution to a classic device, keyless locks don’t necessarily mean you won’t get locked out, or that you’ve fully safe-guarded your home

If you’ve left your keys at work one too many times or you are tired of opening the front door late at night for a forgetful teenager, you might be considering a keyless door lock system for your home. On the other hand, that Bluetooth device that never connects and the latest major data breach have you wondering if you can trust contemporary digital technology to keep your home safe. Read through our pros and cons of keyless door locks to ensure you make an informed purchase before you toss away your set of spare keys.

Read the entire article here

NEVER REPLY OR OPEN THESE EMAILS!

I am really sad that so many of my connections get their Facebook accounts actually hacked!

These emails, if you don’t know what to look for, make you believe that your account was actually hacked.

The sender’s email address alone, is the indicator that an actual hacker is trying to make you fall in the trap.

NEVER EVER open these emails, reply to them or doo anything else.

Just report scam or phishing and DELETE DELETE DELETE!!!!

 

Do Your Part Be Cyber Smart

With cyber attacks becoming more sophisticated and more evolved bad actors cropping up each day, now is the perfect time to make sure you are following best practices in all of your electronic activities. Being safe online isn’t so different from being safe in the physical world. Luckily, there are several steps that you can take on a daily basis to mitigate risks and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.
Be Cyber Smart with these 5 tips for online safety
1 Double your login protection. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds that necessary second check to verify your identity when logging in to one of your accounts. MFAs make it more difficult for password cracking tools to enable attackers to break into accounts.
2 Use strong passphrases/password manager. This may seem obvious, but using long, complex, and unique passwords is a good way to stop your accounts from being hacked. Use a password manager as an easy, secure way of keeping track and remembering your passwords.
3 Perform software updates. It’s tempting to ignore updates, but having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system on your devices is one of the best defenses against online threats. So, don’t wait — update.
4 Keep tabs on your apps. Most connected appliances, toys and devices are supported by a mobile application. Check your app permissions and use the “rule of least privilege” to delete what you don’t need or no longer use. Only download apps from trusted vendors and sources.
5 Check your settings. Be diligent about double checking your privacy and security settings, and be aware who can access your documents. This extends from Google docs, to Zoom calls, and beyond.

Business Relationships And Behavior

So many people are telling me that they are having complaints, problems, and are unsure as how to smooth out their professional relationships.

The rule is: NEVER mix personal and professional. If you do business with a friend and have any issue at all, keep it on a professional level. DO NOT share with your friends and family. This is totally unprofessional and the start of your problems.

ALWAYS be open, talk it out, and respect what the other person has to offer. Business relationships of any kind have a start point and a finish point. When you close such a relationship, be very clear as to why you chose to do so, and part amicably. Some of my clients have followed my advice and are very thankful for it, because they have saved personal relationships and their professional integrity this way. It is a disaster when your friends draw their own conclusions, when in fact they are clueless about business or the specific relationship/contract that has ended.

One of the facts of small business owners is that they find someone they like on a personal level, and try to do business with them. They are so eager to solve all their problems at once that they usually don’t “hear” what the other party is offering. They just follow their wishful thinking, even though they are not clear about what they expect from a deal. The deal goes on and they discover midflight that the services offered are different than their expectations.

There are different approaches to solving that, and you be the judge of which is the correct way:

You sit down and talk, explain in detail your expectations as a client, and if both parties find out that this relationship does not benefit either party, you simply and professionally say goodbye. Chapter closed.

You are unsure of what your exact needs are, you are not satisfied with the services you receive, and you do not share your thoughts exactly, but decide to end this business relationship. You then proceed to talking to others, who in return have their own opinions and the professional who offers his/her services, starts being criticized to no fault of their own. Be very careful about toying with someone’s reputation and integrity.

You sever both personal and professional relationship because you mix personal and professional issues.

In a few words, business is business, and friendship is friendship. Do not make it personal. Do not treat other professionals in a way that you would hate to be treated. These are shark infested waters and guess what? Someone might actually seek legal action against you for slandering, especially if you are dealing with a bigger company.

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