Give Thanks On Twitter

How thankful are you on Twitter for every Retweet? Do you say it? Do you tell people that you appreciate the tweets they did to help you promote your content?

If the answer is no, then why not? Saying thanks on Twitter can be very therapeutic and at the same time beneficial for your business.

Plus, it only takes a few minutes every day to check your account to thank people. It is a great thing to do when you really don’t feel like getting out of bed first thing in the morning. Or when you are on the train in the middle of traffic. Perhaps when you just have 2 minutes to give thanks at some point during the day.

You will be amazed and pleased with the relationships you build.

The truth is that an attitude of gratitude matters more on Twitter then it does on other networks where you can hide behind images and videos. Instead, Twitter is a constant stream of content. The way you get ahead of your competition is that you care more about your network than anyone else does. 

Three Ways To Develop An Attitude of Gratitude on Twitter

First, thank as many people as possible who retweet and favorite your content. An average blog post on this site gets somewhere between 50-100 retweets. While that is not monumentally large, I can thank the vast majority of people who share my content on Twitter.

Thank people whenever possible for sharing your information. The more you can do that, the more they want to share it in the future.

It is a simple law of nature that we want to reciprocate for other people’s kindness.

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Second, find random ways to thank people. Tit for tat thanking is always good. Be grateful for what you have. However, if you just thank people who helped you then, you do not get the full benefit of using Twitter.

It is amazing how much you can do for someone on this social network. Follow, retweet, and share your connections content.

Then look to retweet and help others on Twitter who did not ask for your help. Maybe afterwards, you can comment on their blog post and mentioned you found them on Twitter.

Let them know that what they do matters to others.

Third, mention them to your followers. Sometimes the best way to say thanks is to share the love with others. How often have you found some amazing person online and just wanted to shout about how cool they are to the entire world.

Today is Friday. Friday is traditionally known as #FollowFriday or #FF on Twitter. That is where you can give shout outs to people you admire on Friday. It is a great way to help others get a following on the site.

How will you say thanks on Twitter?

So, my spiel is complete! You know it is time to give thanks to others on Twitter. The only question is how will you do that on your account? Will you retweet someone? Will you favorite their post?  

Shoot me a tweet or post a comment below, so we know your secret to saying thanks on Twitter. 

Sell The Sizzle On LinkedIn

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Do you ever go on LinkedIn, fill out your profile, and then ask “Now What?”

If so, it is time to sell the sizzle on LinkedIn. In this free, 30 minute webinar we show you how to get sparkling new leads from your LinkedIn marketing efforts.

Who: Andrew Nathan

What: Sell the Sizzle on LinkedIn discusses the best ways to use LinkedIn to generate leads through the social media.

When: Wednesday April 29th at 7:30 PM CST.

Where: This is a online webinar.

How: Get your webinar link here: http://andynathan.net/webinar-registration/

Why: Learn and apply these structured marketing techniques to grow your business through LinkedIn marketing.

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Get it Out There: Why So Many Bloggers Fail

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It has to be just right! I mean, if that dangling participle is off…well, my blog could be the end of my business as we know it.

Yeah! I know, most entrepreneurs have this gut instinct that the world is watching with an atomic weapon for every dangling participle that spews out of your blog post.

Troubling as this may seem; however, most readers do not care if your participles dangle. Only that you help them with their current dilemma.

The sentence above was still useful, and probably violated a few of the grammar police laws. However, it brings out a good point. Why do most bloggers fail?

They fail, because they are so afraid of a myriad of imaginary ills that they never get it out there! I have written books where people told me that the content helped them dramatically in business, but I had a grammar mistake on page number (Oh heck! I don’t care).

Simply put, I took that first step to get it out there, and that made all the difference.

Blogging is not about perfection

Like life, blogging is not perfect. In fact, I look back at all the content I created over the years and can tell you that I am not 100% happy with anything I created. I will never be 100% happy with any content I create.

Deep in the recesses of my get it out there philosophy is a perfectionist waiting to be freed.

Every time I look at an old blog post on my site, I modify it. It was just a bit off. The content needs a little bit of tweaking here and there.

However, I have done and accomplished far more in the past 5 years blogging than any perfectionist I ever met. They get stuck on words, while I produce ideas that help people!

To do that, I had to get it out there. Release the content at some point, and say this is enough.

How do I know when Good is Good Enough?

Okay! So, you might be starting to understand why it is not always necessary to be a perfect blogger. However, you have to make sure that your content makes sense right?

Yeah! Of course! Edit your content, I am not telling you to just go willy nilly into the night creating information that is nonsensical and useless.

If you want to know whether it is good enough, here is a simple three step solution I use for creating content.

Step 1: Write The Content. Do not edit, do not pause, Do not stop at Go, White clock with words Time for Action on its face just write the content! My ex-wife used to tell me something that was very wise (Note: Should we delete this before she reads this? Hm! Never mind! She never reads my blog posts.)

She said, “write with passion and edit with a cold, firm hand.”

Take 15 minutes to write the content for your blog post. Time yourself on E.ggtimer.com

If you are not sure how to do this, then here is a 75% off coupon for my new blog course

Step 2: Put it down!

The hardest step as a writer is writing something that you think is just the best thing since sliced bread, and not sharing it with the world immediately.

It just itches so bad to be shared, but you have to put it down.

If you want to switch from writing to editing, then you need space. Otherwise, everything you wrote seems brilliant. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Give it a day or longer, before you go back to the article to edit it. If you do not have that much time then I recommend having someone else edit your writing.

Personally, I use a number of editors for client posts. The reason being is that I want another opinion before I send it off to a client.

Step 3: Edit

I hate editing! I just mentioned before that I have editors on my team. The reason for that is simple. Editing is cutting down your passion, your writing, your ideas.

While it is an essential part of the process, to me it is the most demoralizing thing that I do in my business.

I would prefer to think I am Shakespeare, and not read my content to feel more like his dog.

That being said, I do edit content for my own site. It gives me ideas of images and little extras to add into the content that I might miss on the first go around. I only cried at the sad state of my content once while editing this article.

Final Thoughts

Blogging is as much as science as it is art. Especially for business owners looking to use it to increase traffic.

Therefore, it only makes sense that at some point you just need to get your content out there. Otherwise, you struggle to build the business you want. If you play the numbers, then that means you need to be getting content out at least once per week, every week for your business.

It is a long build, but definitely worth the time and energy invested in this form of marketing. So, the only question I have for you is how do you plan to get it out there for your business. Let me know in the comments below what steps you took today to get it out there?

The Scientific Formula For Profitable Blogging

Have you ever had that moment when you just do not know what to write on your blog? I mean, fortunately, I have a lot to say. However, there comes a point when you just do not have anything intelligible to say to your readers.

How do you push forward? More precisely, how do you create the type of blog in the first that provides so much amazing content that you run out of awesome things to say to prospective clients?

You need the perfect mix of blogging and business development.

That was why I create the Scientific Formula For Profitable Blogging. This course takes you step-by-step into how to create mind-blowing content that inspires your readers to learn more about your services.

We admit it! We want to make your competitors envious of how you create high quality posts that have your readers starving for more information.

To help you with this, I created a course based on writing over 4,000 blog posts clients and myself. Specifically, this course you are watching comes from presentations I have done for hundreds of entrepreneurs at WordCamp and Score Chicago.

I take out the blah! blah! cheer leader type content other courses employ, and provide useful information.

In fact, by the end of this course, as long as you follow the instructions, you have a usable blog post to share on your site.

“Andrew is a true leader in his field. I look forward to visiting his blog each week because it is always a learning curve for me.” Donna Merrill

Scientific Blogging

Who should take this course?

This course is great for any small business looking to learn the basics of how to write solid blog posts, as well as attract targeted visitors to their blog.

While I do spend some time explaining how to purchase a domain name, get hosting, and installing WordPress, this is not a full WordPress install program. However, that might be a future course.

Instead, this course is all about the entrepreneur looking to generate leads for their business. This works for service and product based companies.

“I hired Andy to help me get my blog going and from there he has helped me launch my first coaching package.” Rae Luskin

The course consists of:

  • 5 Step-by-step lectures
    • Step 1: Create a Blog Plan
    • Step 2: Write Content
    • Step 3: Find Your Loyal Base
    • Step 4: Drive Traffic
    • Step 5: Convert
  • Easy to follow tutorial video
  • Resource eBook to help you

You’ll learn the basics like:

  • How to purchase your domain and hosting
  • How to create a useful blog plan
  • How to create your 1st blog post

Plus some more advanced stuff like:

  • How to find your targeted audience
  • How to drive traffic to your blog posts
  • How to convert your traffic

You can take this course now and discover what you really need to create a profitable blog.

What are the requirements?

  • Completed a high school English course
  • Can Purchase a domain and a monthly hosting option ($20 for the first month)
  • Can follow the step by step directions in the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 22 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • 12 Resources and Workbook Pages
  • By the end of this course, you should have your first blog post written and shared online.

“Throughout the years have used Andy’s informative posts and wealth of knowledge to further my personal education on Social Media (and other subjects) and have found him to be consistent, accurate, and reliable…In this business, it is hard to find someone who is ethical and knowledgeable.” Cindy Faya

Who is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs who want more business
  • Marketing agencies looking to improve their skills for clients
  • Bloggers who want to improve their content creation skills

How do I get started?

If you want to start producing the right mix of content for your audience then check out the link to the Scientific Formula For Profitable Blogging below. For a limited time only you can use this link to get a 75% discount on the course.

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Note: All testimonials on LinkedIn profile.

Internet Marketing Minute: Facebook Newsfeed

How often do you just listen to what others have to say on Facebook?

If the answer is not often enough, then it is time to start using the Facebook Newsfeed to learn more about what your network is up to in their life.

Social networking is more than just posting about your business. It is about listening to what others have to say. The more you listen, the more you learn how to help your network with whatever challenges they have.

That is why this weeks’ Internet Marketing Minute is all about the Facebook Newsfeed. We want to review what makes it such a useful tool for businesses.

Internet Marketing Minute: Facebook Newsfeed

How active are you in your own news feed? Do you use it to connect with people? Do you ignore it, and go straight to your posting your own information?

Let us know in the comment area below how you use the Facebook news feed?