Doc is always emphasising our sales funnel and he has coloured glass on a platform that stresses where everything is going from the top to the bottom of the glass just like a funnel.
There are 8 divisions in his glass – the top rim being
- social networking
- traffic exchanges
- article marketing
- ad rotators
- squeeze pages and blogs into web forms and my list
Did you know that as of today only because stats change quickly on the internet that there are over 140 million active accounts on Twitter with 340 million tweets being sent out a day? Yes, much of twitter is pointless babble – at least 40% of it, nevertheless, Twitter will help you create a business on the internet. You can also tie Facebook to twitter and twitter to Facebook – did you know that if you are a member of LinkedIn then you can post there, and that will automatically post to twitter which will then automatically post to Facebook?
Saves me a lot of time in the mornings.
And why do I endeavour to do that every morning? Because I am branding myself. I want everyone out there to know that there is a Debbie Nicholson in the world – I know there are several of us, however, there is only 1 me and if I am continually in peoples faces with my picture and the particular style that I write and send out things with then guess what ?Eventually I am going to get noticed!!
And I might tell you that when I Google Debbie Nicholson I am listed 3 times on page 1 of that Google page – I’m sure it is only because I am so vocal.
Social networking is not an option.
If you want to be in business nowadays then this is all about how business is being done now. Doc gave an example of an author putting her book forward to a publisher for physical printing. The publisher looked at how many followers she had on twitter; how many people were on her FB list; and he realised she already had a market and so said yes to the publishing contract. Everything is based on the internet lifestyle now – how many likes you get on your pages etc. It’s not a silly thing to be ignored anymore.
I can also add twitter into my article just with a plugin on my blog that’s how easy it is.
When you are in business you are always careful about what you post as your business tweet and then what you retweet. On my Twitter site I follow everyone who asks me to follow them, however, if I see any of them compromising my site by swearing, or using any type of foul language, pictures or posts then I immediately block them.
You see, everyone gets a chance to follow Debbie Nicholson however, she has her own conditions of whether they get to stay there because it is a privilege to be working with her, I realise that now.
Did you know that twitter is a micro blogging service that is available to mobile phones – that is why they only allow 140 characters because that is how many characters a mobile will take. Well I learnt that today on this webinar.
At the moment I am building my list so you will always see a call to action on my websites to join my list. I ask you to do this so that you can keep up to date with what I am learning and passing on to you. There is never a time that you will always know everything. Every day – I still am learning something and I wonder why I didn’t see that yesterday however, yesterday I was obviously not ready to receive that information into my brain and that is why today is when it is sticking with me.
Doc showed me how to use Twitter as follows
- how to set up my profile and account with Twitter properly using all the different ways people can contact me. If I want to be serious n business people have to be able to get hold of me – my husband has always told me that anyway.
- my profile is my logo because I am branding myself so I don’t need to spend heaps of money on an expensive logo when its all about me anyway – my picture; who I am; what I do
- showed us where to go to get the buttons and widgets we need for our websites and articles
- showed us what the @ sign means and what the .@ sign means and what the # sign means
Right now there are 88 social networking sites out there just waiting for Debbie Nicholson’s profile and face to pop up somewhere on their pages.
A lot of work ahead of me you say?
Well what are you in business for? To work or tag along?
In todays world a tag-a-longer person will not last long.