existed since time began. Your connections can help with everything from business deals or career progression to finding the best restaurant or beach to visit on holiday.
Social networking today is changing the way we meet people, make friends and do business. If you aren’t connecting or connected, you will lose out to people who are. In Social Networking for Rookies you will learn how to tap into this vibrant, exciting and dynamic world:
• Find the right networks for your purpose, from “fun” networks, to social/business networks, specific interest networks, online communities and clubs, forums, niche
networks and blogs.
• Develop the right strategy depending on whether you are meeting new people, sharing information, asking for help and advice, carrying out market research, marketing or
• Learn the etiquette of using online sites – essential dos and don’ts that everyone needs to know.
• Define your short-, medium- and long-term networking goals.
What is important to you in developing your network? Do you want just to meet like-minded people, or do you want to build a significant profile via social networking? There are so many
options, and it is easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of what you really want to focus on, but Social Networking for Rookies cuts through the confusion and will help you develop a clear purpose and strategy for your social networking success.
Here's what the Give Your Marketing a Digital Edge includes:
Budget Marketing - How to Start & Market an Online Business with Little or Zero Marketing Budget: why pay for online tools when there are fantastic free ones available that will help your business for absolutely nothing?
Targeting Your Market - Marketing Across Generations, Cultures & Gender: marketing by demographics can be as simple as not advertising baby diapers on a site aimed at Baby Boomers. But the truth is there's a lot more to know if you want to maximize business success and avoid blunders.
Plan, Create, Optimize, Distribute - Your Strategic Roadmap to Content Marketing Success: by mastering content marketing, you can connect with customers on a personal level, build a relationship, call your audience to action, and provide a platform for customer feedback.
Google Best Practices - How to Build and Market Your Business with Google: YouTube, Google+, Google+ Local, Google News, Google SEO, AdWords, AdSense, etc. - this book tells you how you can make money using everything Google has to offer.
Socialize to Monetize - How To Run Effective Social Media Campaigns across the Top 25 Social Networking Sites: by mastering content marketing, you can connect with customers on a personal level, build a relationship, call your audience to action, and provide a platform for customer feedback.
Pinterest Marketing - The Ultimate Guide: if your customers are on Pinterest, you need to be there too! Leverage the power of visual marketing with one of the best tools ever invented to increase sales for your business.
Tumblr for Business - The Ultimate Guide: learn how to use Tumblr to showcase your brand to a worldwide audience, create social buzz, and take your business to the next level.
Advertising in a Digital Age - Best Practices for AdWords and Social Media Advertising: learn how to use online advertising to reach more people, interact with your community, collect feedback and monitor results in real-time, adjust your advertising quickly, and target and retarget your messages for relevancy all on a tiny budget.
Mobilize to Monetize - The Fast Track to Effective Mobile Marketing: when you use mobile technology to promote a brand and its products and services anytime, from anywhere, you can target your messages based on information you already have and engage your customers directly.
Globalize to Monetize - Taking Your Online Business to New Markets: marketing globally requires cultural understanding and overcoming barriers of language and culture are crucial to successfully market globally.
Return on Influence
Return on Influence is the first book to explore how brands are identifying and leveraging the world’s most powerful bloggers, tweeters, and YouTube celebrities to build product awareness, brand buzz, and new sales.
In this revolutionary book, renowned marketing consultant and college educator Mark W. Schaefer shows you how to use the latest breakthroughs in social networking and influence marketing to achieve your goals through:In-depth explanations of the sources of online influence—and how they can work for or against you Interviews with more than 50 experts, including tech blogger Robert Scoble, Influence author Robert Cialdini, and industry thought leaders such as Mitch Joel, Jay Baer, and Christopher S. Penn An insider’s look at the controversial social scoring company Klout and its process for assigning influence numbers to everyone Practical, actionable tips to increase your own personal power and online influence More than a dozen original social influence marketing case studies
“Influence is the ability to cause, affect, or change behavior. Mark Schaefer helps you define the outcomes you wish to see . . . and measure them!”
—Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual
The Tao of Twitter
You’re busy and don’t have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, this bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away!
Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark W. Schaefer teaches you:Secrets to building influence on Twitter The formula behind every Twitter business success 22 ways to build an audience that wants to connect to you Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage
Born to Blog
Launch a business and ignite a movement with a powerhouse blog!
Born to Blog is filled with practical, street-smart techniques and ideas to help you create and manage a winning business blog. Learn how to attract a loyal following, promote your blog, and write powerful content that generates new business.
"If your dream is to launch a business or publish a book, then read Born to Blog! You'll realize the blogger way is your fastest path to success." -- MICHAEL STELZNER, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch
—Vince Holton, Publisher, Incisor.TV
“A fantastic, timely, and enjoyable book with serious appeal. Great work from beginning to end. I can’t recommend it enough.”
—2morrowKnight, Huffington Post
“Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses makes it so easy to understand the way to successfully take your business into the ‘real world’ of social media! It both entertained and educated me. I would recommend this book to my friends, business associates, and to educational institutions. Brilliantly done!”
—Debra Cincioni, @MomsofAmerica on Twitter
“From building a bigger presence for yourself or your business, this book gets you in on the ground floor, lays the foundation, and helps you get a jump start on becoming a social media success. And the advice is real, not just from Sarah-Jayne and Dean, who are awesome, but from several other success stories they explain in the book. In a word, this book is useful.”
—Jason Falls, CEO of Social Media Explorer and author of No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing
“Leveraging social media is vital for businesses of all sizes, but it is a quirky and nuanced world where getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences. @GrattonGirl is one of the people I see in the social space who really understands the art of communicating with her audience. If you want to know how to connect with the crowd effectively through social media, I can think of no one better to hold your hand on that journey than Sarah-Jayne and Dean Gratton.”
—Kate Russell, Technology Reporter, BBC Website and App Reviewer
YOUR COMPLETE PLAN FOR FINDING 100,000 NEW FRIENDS, SUPPORTERS, AND CUSTOMERS!
Close your eyes. Now, envision 100,000 people who are passionate about you, your business, and your brand! We’re talking about people who buy your stuff, and then tell their friends how incredibly great you are—without being paid to do it. People who follow your every move, look to you for guidance, and can’t wait to hear what you’re up to next.
Your 100,000 people. Your two football stadiums full of cheering fans. They’re out there, looking for you. Here’s your easy, low-cost social media plan for finding them…connecting with them…giving them what they want—so they can make you stunningly, incredibly successful !
10 STEPS TO YOUR 100,000
(with all the details, examples, and expert advice you’ll ever need)
1. Listen first, engage second
2. Craft your most authentic voice
3. Find and attract influencers
4. Don’t be a narcissist (you know what we mean)
5. Build community that lasts
6. Freshen up your brand
7. Become an electrifying “social conductor”
8. Promote across platforms
9. Be the fittest, be the survivor
10. Measure your (ever-growing) success
The time to start social media marketing was yesterday. Don't worry, though--this book will get you going today! 301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing is packed with quick "snapshot" lessons for spreading your message and building customers—with little effort and virtually no cost. Designed to help you take action right away, each tip is presented in a stand-alone format to help you focus on what you need to do--and only what you need to do.
301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing provides simple strategies for capitalizing on the top social media platforms like:
• BLOGS • MICROMEDIA • SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES • BOOKMARKING SITES • MULTIMEDIA SITES • REVIEW AND OPINION SITES • WIKIS
You'll own the crowds on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube--as well as on niche sites like Yelp, Ning, SmugMug, and Reddit. Potential customers are already having a conversation about your brand. Use 301 Ways to Use Social Media to Boost Your Marketing to grab them before your competitors can say "tweet"!
The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company.
Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire.
Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include:
-Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening.
-The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical.
-Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to.
The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine.
This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.