That’s right. You can drop your digital business card on my blog for FREE! Don’t you love the opportunity to market your brand…your services…on my blog…for FREE?
Have you ever “dropped your business card” into a fishbowl many times throughout the years, whether that be a the local Chamber of Commerce meeting, at your favorite restaurant, or during a raffle.
Well..no more! That was yesterday. BusinessCard2 is today! This digital web container allows you to have all of your professional and social identities docked in one place, as well as have links to your videos, websites, slidshares, and powerpoint presentations.
Your digital business card can be easily shared on Facebook with a link that shows up as “Expand my card,” allowing your web container (like mine at the end of this post) to open right there inside of Facebook! You can take your personal brand all over the internet, yet makes changes in only one spot!
This is an amazing personal branding tool that enables YOU to share YOUR story. Who, besides you, knows it better?
You can visit my BusinessCard2 at Ask Coach Berry.
To market yourself for FREE, all it takes is two easy steps.
- Go to Brand You First and set up your FREE BusinessCard2. The only commitment on our part is is a time one in setting up your details.
- “Drop it” by clicking on the side side of my blog, where it says, “Find a Professional.” Once you have your own BusinessCard2, you can drop it at multiple locations!
“Find a Professional” is a new BusinessCard2 feature I recently added. And guess what? This feature is also FREE! Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does!
If you like this and want to connect with me via mobile, just text “CoachB” to 90210. You will be able to upload all of my contact info directly into your phone and/or address book connected to your email program. You will also be able to receive more cutting edge information about new school marketing tools and systems that can help you brand yourself, explode your business and take it to the next level!
You can also Sign up one time & receive reminders for a weekly “Ask Coach Berry” Training2Transform webinar that I offer FREE! You will discover cutting edge information each week. Why do I say that? I will bet you were not aware about BusinessCard2. I like finding the golden nuggets and bringing them to you! Join us!
Key Word Strategy? What’s that and why is it important?
Here’s the truth…99% of people ranking on Google are doing it by default! So…if you can be knowledgeable, diligent and have the desire, you can be the 1% that EXPLODES like a rocket!
It’s when you can write a blog post and organically get to the first page of the Google rankings anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours later! I’m NOT KIDDING! I will show you real examples below.
Later today (exactly five hours ago), I did the same thing with a post about a Vision Board. My original blog post title was “Does Your Vision Have the Midas Touch?” It didn’t rank anywhere in the first few pages of google. In fact, I couldn’t find it anywhere.
Five hours later with a new title of Make Your Own Vision Board and these techniques which I will detail, it’s now sitting at #6 on the first page of Google. Remember, that’s only five hours later after not showing up with a different blog post title and not using these techniques.
Here’s the picture of the results after I updated the blog post. You can read more regarding the details on how to go about using the other aspects of this technique by reading my original post where I changed the blog title from to “How do I add an rss feed to my blog?”
Ready to BLOG YOUR WAY TO THE TOP…without paying Google a dime, thank you very much? All you need is knowledge and desire!
The following are Coach B’s 4 Essential B’s! Isn’t it time you discovered how to utilize them?
You must know and understand your UPQ. What’s yours? Are you leveraging it? Ok, I envision you scratching your head and saying, “What is UPQ! Let’s back up. Yes, I acknowledge that Branding is one of the 4 B’s. In fact, I see people talking about branding YOU all over the internet. Most of the time, however, they are talking about branding you as a leader, making you think you can be the next internet Guru. Well, guess what? Everyone is NOT a leader, but everyone is UNIQUE and everyone is a PERSON. This is the first part of the equation…UP. Each of you is a Unique Person. So what’s with the Q? Q stands for “quotient.” Merriam Webster online dictionary says that “quotient” is the magnitude of a specified characteristic or quality, i.e <the celebrity’s likability quotient is high>. I am referring to “quotient” as defined in this way. For my purpose of getting you to consider what your UPQ is, I am talking about the magnitude of your Unique Person status. That translates to discovering, defining, and calculating your UPQ so that you understand the magnitude of your unique person status.
Creating your own personal blog is as easy as reciting your ABC’s…if you know HOW! Blogging and utilizing organic SEO can build your business lightning fast…yes, quicker than any other method. You can distribute articles and videos, all linking back to YOUR BLOG with YOUR EXPERT STORY!
One of the best ways to BUILD LIGHTNING FAST is by utilizing a S.Y.S.T.E.M. (Save Your Self Time Energy And Money) that offers you ongoing training. I can easily miss a lot of details, so I make sure that I have SYSTEMS in place that allow me to think in visionary ways, and help you and others do the same. I don’t choose to reinvent the wheel. I keep my creative juices flowing by choosing better wheels as I discover them and greasing the current wheels with my own creative spin.The best results, both offline and online, old school and new school, are manifested through building relationships and connecting with people. I have coined Age of Influence Marketing (tm) to describe this process. It is precisely what I utilize to build businesses today. The term captures and represents what I believe is a paradigm shift that is creating the first new business model in my lifetime. Remember, just because we all aren’t in the same business doesn’t mean we can’t choose to be on the same T.E.A.M (Together Each Associate Matters)! There are a myriad of ways to collaborate! Collaboration & Teamwork fire me up! Let’s do it together! Age of Influence Marketing (tm) utilizes Collective Intelligence, which I have dubbed the new “EXPERT” in today’s market, lending itself to this collaborative process, and is readily available due to technological advances such as the internet. Crowdsourcing, a new term for an ancient process, is an arm of Age of Influence Marketing (tm) that is being employed by businesses, connecting this new “EXPERT” of Collective Intelligence globally. That’s why I love coaching people in learning how to use innovative and new ideas to evolve into their Millionaire Self, representing their choice to experience Financial Freedom.
BRAND, BLOG & BUILD Your Business Lightning FAST & Take it to Your BANK!
Isn’t that what you truly want to do? What’s stopping you?
79 MILLION PEOPLE (Forbes) will start their own business in the next three years. That is both staggering and the wave of the future. Do you want to ride the wave, or miss out on it because you won’t get in the water, or you get in the water without a surf board, or you refuse to use the surf board under your arm when you do get in the water?
I know what some of you are thinking. I can body surf! Sure you can…many of you have destroyed your body in an attempt to ride the wave by yourself (Getting in the water represents a choice to choose to have your own small or home-based business. The surf board represents Collaboration & T.E.A.M.WORK).
- Choose to operate a small or home-based business. The tax laws in most countries reward you greatly. Do your due diligence and choose one! I can tell you in five minutes exactly what your financial benefit would be, no matter what business you choose. Contact me if you are interested in having me run a no cost analysis. (contact info under “Work with Coach B” tab)
- Choose a good surf board (Collaboration & T.E.A.M.WORK). Have fun doing a little body surfing, but don’t rely on it as your sole source for riding the waves. I applaud you for choosing to enter the water. That is a great initial step. I can tell you, however, that choosing only to body surf will cause you to miss out on a lot of experiences and bigger waves that could have taken you further than you ever imagined!
Here’s the bottom line...people do business with people they know, like and trust. If you use your UPQ BRAND to attract people in your niche and willingly share free, valuable information and insights that offer solutions and benefit your loyal following through your BLOG, they will be more than happy to purchase your services and products when the time is right for them. In fact, they will say, “How can I work with YOU?” You will easily and naturally BUILD your business. And you can take that to the BANK..Your Bank!
Positioning yourself and acquiring the proper skills will determine whether you ride the wave to success through the 4 B’s or if you miss it altogether.
BELIEVE you can be ONE of those 79 Million People…and be SUCCESSFUL at it! It is your Attitude that will determine how well you utilize your surf board, once you have selected a good one! It will mean going out to catch a new wave, time and time again, after falling off your board. Just dare to ride another wave!
Yes, it’s about PROGRESS...not Perfection. When you dare to dance on the edge, and then take a flying leap off, trusting that you will either fly or find solid ground, you will look at CHAOS (a necessary element for shifting, changing, evolving and transforming) in a whole different light. You will welcome it as if it is gold! (And, truly it is as you BRAND, BLOG, BUILD & Take it to Your BANK!). You will also find yourself saying, “That was E-A-S-Y!’
Brand YOU First & Discover Your UNIQUE, EXPERT Story. Carve out your niche market through your UPQ. Having a good Coach can help you accelerate how quickly you accomplish this.
How do I add an rss feed to my Blog? Great question! Here’s 3 things you need to know.
- I like to choose easy-to-handle vehicles that run well and have a good set of wheels.
- I purchase new wheels if I later discover they’ll allow my vehicle to get better mileage.
- I grease any wheels with my own creativity (assisted by a helpful dose from my collaborative guru friends!) to achieve maximum efficiency.
You might be thinking “Why in the world is she talking about vehicles and wheels when I want to learn about how to add an rss feed to my blog?” Another great question…stay with me.
First, here’s more about #1…choosing easy-to-handle vehicles that run well and have a good set of wheels. Here it is…the best video I’ve found for easily explaining this process of adding rss feed to your blog. Short, sweet and creative…I like that! Just follow the directions.
It’s also the best short explanation of rss and how it helps you save time reading the web. google.com/reader is a Life Saver! Let me know if you agree/disagree!
Here’s more about #2… purchasing new wheels if I later discover they’ll allow my vehicle to get better mileage.
Ok…the truth is I didn’t have to “purchase” this, but I did have to CHANGE. That’s the point. My original post title was “Video on How RSS Helps YOU Save Time Reading the Web.”
My collaborative partner…Smart Chick Kathy Sammons...and I were talking this morning. She shared that my original rss blog post had inspired her to write one on the subject and then use some new tools about choosing blog titles with proper keywords to get organically ranked IMMEDIATELY on google! Whoa…now she had my attention! Bottom line is that I needed to make some changes. I came back to my original blog post, added some information and gave it a new title! You are experiencing the updated version (don’t you just love that “update” button inside your WordPress back office?). Kathy reminded me about checking my keywords with my wordtracker…that much I knew. What she taught me today relative to how to use the keyword search to then go to google search and gather info in order to choose the best blog title, however, is essential to your success and mine.
Here’s more about #3…greasing any wheels with my own creativity (assisted by a helpful dose from my collaborative guru friends!) to achieve maximum efficiency.
I put in the term rss feed at this wordtracker free keyword link. Stay with me during this critical process on how to do this. I discovered that “How Do I add an rss feed to my blog” is #42 in the keywords, with 30 people searching a day. I then went to google, and put “How Do I add an rss feed to my blog” (yes, in quotes) into the search.
Here’s a picture of the search results. Why am I showing you this? My original blog post about rss feed is not ranked! UGH! That’s why I am redoing my title and sharing this. I want those 30 people a day coming to my blog. Notice that the search results for this term (put it in quotes). It says, “Results 1-10 of about 401″ – pay attention to this. When your are taking the various terms you see in the wordtracker rankings after putting in a key word, you try different ones (putting them in quotes in the google search) until you find one where there are less than 50,000 competing sites (this is 401). If you find ones that have less than 10,000 completing sites, all the better! So…this is great!
Let me explain this in greater detail. If you look at the original wordtracker free keyword link for the term rss feed, you will notice that the #1 key word is listed as rss feed and that 1,805 people a day search for that. You might think, “Great!!!” But, wait. If you then take that term, put it in quotes and search it on google, look at the results.
The first page results say “Results 1-10 of about 318,000,000.” Do you really think you are going to be able to climb to the top of google rankings through that group of 318 Million people?
Here’s my take on it…I would rather have the potential for 30 people to visit my blog per day because of one blog post than have zero people out of 318 Million because they don’t know I exist because I am not on the first page of the google rankings!
Talk about carving out your niche! Are you with me? I will be back with a picture of the results. Let’s see how quickly this works! Today is April 21, 2010. Ok, now go get your rss feed, combine it with wordtracker and google search, and blog your way to the top! See ya there!
MY UPDATE!!! FOLKS…I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! As soon as I updated the above, I was going through the actual post to once again make sure that all the links worked. Well…they certainly did, but the problem (ha!) is that when I clicked on the link I had at the beginning of the paragraph that accompanies the picture earlier showing you that my original post about rss wasn’t even ranked, guess what popped up??? (FYI…I removed that link since it no longer make sense in the context of that paragraph! This is the same link. The only difference is that it now show my post at the top! )
Take a look below. I am stunned! This is SECONDS after I updated and I am now at the TOP of the google rankings (listing my original blog post date of April 2 when it is now April 21, but with my new blog title). Watch out for Dotti Berry blogging now! Thank you, Smart Chick Kathy Sammons! (Folks…always take time to thank your collaborating guru friends…this is a T.E.A.M. effort.) Together Each Associate Matters. We are all associates to one another…and we don’t have to be in the same business to be on the same T.E.A.M.! And I would appreciate your clicking on my rss feed below…this cool rss feed shows my most recent 5 blog posts.
Grrrrrrrr.. Yes, you might feel frustrated initially when setting up your blog.
The reality is you might feel overwhelmed by all the “little things” such as how to set up feedburner and utilize it.
If you are new to setting up your own wordpress blog, here’s a great resource when it’s time to get your feedburner. It addresses your deeper feelings of “What the bleep is feed?”
And look what you can do with it…
Create a Headline Animator
Yes, you can create and customize an animated banner that cycles through your feed’s five most recent items. It’s an easy way to promote your content anywhere you can place a snippet of HTML.
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