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Using Hashtags On Twitter To Get Help

There is more to Twitter than reading and sharing information people don’t need to know but want to know. The rapid flow of opinions with occasional fact checks, celebrity gossip, rants and more can be overwhelming resulting in time devoted to the unnecessary. The way to fully utilize Twitter is use it for #help. I'll tell you why and how.

The week leading up to Memorial Day I was launching The Biché, Beauties In Color Here Everyday, an Online Brown Beauty Guide and I needed help in the web development department. I set up a WordPress.org account, purchased a domain, hosting, downloaded a FREE eCommerce template, paid for a custom footer and I thought I was on my way to getting er’ done. SHIIDDD. I was so wrong and literally had to start to start from scratch once I attempted to add the content. There were a numerous amount of error messages that Google couldn't help me and I was totally pissed. That is when I put out an SOS on Twitter. Hello @GoDaddy, @WordPress or any #webd…

How To Introduce Affiliate Links

I do love affiliate links but do you know how nerve reckoning it can be when you do not know how to introduce affiliate links?
Hello there Newbie Bloggers. This question came up on our Twitter page today. Tasha asked advice on how to introduce affiliate links?" My response was simple. After your heading out in small text (excuse the typos), "The links are associated with affiliate sites dolls;-)"...
That right there let's the readers know that you do value them as a reader but you hope that they will value you as a brand and business. As a brand you are developing your name and your craft in your chosen niche. As a business you are also taking it to another level by getting financially compensated by that brand if your readers are either clicking those affiliate clinks to that company's website. In hindsight is a win for all 3. Your readers enjoy your honest opinion about the brand, the brand enjoys the readers who are clicking the links provided to them by th…

Why Web Design Layouts Matter

Attention, non budget breakers, too financially strapped to hire a web designer and no experience designers, website design layouts matter!

Why? It is a visual guide that navigates visitors around your website. It tells them what you are selling rather it be information, experience or products and why they should pick you over every other entrepreneur who may be doing the same thing in this ever expanding digital world. You are their online tour guide, but before you start to design your website what is your goal?

Communication Goals
When I think of web design I think of communication goals. Does your website inform, entertain, influence/persuade or engage? Do potential customers know what to expect when they land on your website? Do you want them to they buy, read, try something or are you presenting a topic to get the conversation started? Are you building a niche community based off of the interest of your existing circle of (offline) friends? By answering those questions and writ…

How To Introduce Content on Twitter Before Asking For Retweets

Lately there have a been a lot of bloggers asking for Newbies Who Blog for retweets but NOT providing enough info to support the links that they are submitting. Granted they do include a screenshot of the social media account(s) that they want to grow their followers on but a picture is worth a thousand well more like a thousand keyword searches. Words like actual words adds more details to the content that you are submitted. Take Note Newbies, it is better to be detailed than to to link a photo, write "Follow Me" and then tag. Try providing a synopsis or a reason for potential followers. Here's why.

Linking and Leaving With Not Enough Info
People are branding. We are becoming our own brands that go beyond our blogs and social media accounts so when a newbie bloggers asks us meaning ME on behalf of Newbies Who Blog to retweet their content, the majority of their posts read, "Follow me on Pinterest at Pinterest.com/followme" or "Help me reach 2k on my Twitter…

Launch Your Online Business For Le$$

Stop spending a ton of money launching your new online business ESPECIALLY when you are a NEW small business and/or a first time ENTREPRENEUR.

First off I have and will always be resourceful when it comes to launching brands online for less than $25. I have done it for even less than that. If you have a background in design, social media, and digital communications or you are resourceful and take the time to read books like I do then you can do it for next to nothing.

Side Note
A friend reached out to me recently asking for my assistance with re-launching her online business. I helped her with her first site so I was down to help again. The first time around she purchased her domain name through GoDaddy which I applauded her for but for hosting she choose SquareSpace which I raised my eyebrow to. For a basic plan SquareSpace costed her $16-$26 a month. That monthly fee included a basic template design which didn't allow for much modification unlike Wix. The image and text boxes did…

The Results Are In. Social Media Groups Do Drive Traffic To Website

Do you remember about 2-1/2 weeks ago I wrote the post "Does Joining Social Media Groups Increase Traffic To Your Website" The results are in and YES it does! By joining and contributing to the social media groups specifically on Twitter and Facebook  members who click your website link have the ability to increase organic traffic.

My Results

58% of my incoming traffic from Facebook
37% of my incoming traffic from scheduled links in Hootsuite
17% of my incoming traffic from Twitter
14% of my incoming traffic from blog url

Based on these results Facebook and Hootsuite is where I should be linking and scheduling my posts. Now these results are percentage based and please keep in mind that I manage multiple social media accounts Beauty Biche, Newbies Who Blog and Scratch of Sweden Nail Care USA therefore I do not have to the time to consistently contribute to these groups therefore the majority of sharing was scheduled in Hootsuite. Side Note. Facebook does allow me to schedule…