5 Ways To Generate Multiple Income Streams

Multiple Income Streams

5 Ways To Generate Multiple Income Streams

Most likely you have heard the saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket“. This is truly a sensible saying that can relate to many aspects of your life. Let’s primarily focus on generating Multiple Income Streams.

It’s hard to rely on a 9-5 job for your entire livelihood with layoffs and pay cuts always right around the corner. With multiple streams of income, on the other hand, you can avoid putting all your eggs in one basket – and use multiple streams of income to grow rich.

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I am an Online Internet Marketer and can honestly tell you horrible experiences with Network and Affiliate Companies that either were shutdown or did not offer support and training to help you grow a business. You must have the determination and a positive mindset to grow and build your business. There ARE great companies with great products that can help you build a brighter financial future.

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After years of experience, and yes, failures that taught me lessons, I was able to find the perfect match of Multiple Income Streams to exceed the income from my traditional 9-5 job.

Here are some Strategies You Must Consider:

1. Brand Yourself!

So what exactly does that mean? Imagine you are driving down the street and see in the distance golden arches. Now most of us know that stands for McDonald’s fast-food restaurant. Those golden arches represent their Brand and are easily recognized worldwide.

So to build your Brand online would mean a photo, logo or image of YOU. Learn more about Branding You in my recent blog post, How to Create Your Personal Brand.

2. Offer a service or sell something

The plain truth is simply started by selling other people’s products through affiliate or network marketing. This is the fastest way to generate an income stream without having to reinvent the wheel. Let’s face it, more and more people are turning to buying online every day.

Let me ask you a simple question? What hobby do you have a passion for? Maybe photography, gardening or financial planning. You can start your online business by sharing your passion, selling your service or products.

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3. Invest, Learn and Teach

Invest in yourself by learning best business practices in the online arena. Learn the proper way to use social media outlets and master them one at a time. Share and Teach others through social media to gain leverage and become a credible authority.

The plain truth is, this may sound too hard or overwhelming. And honestly, I will tell you it can be at times. You will learn early on the importance of mindset and setting goals. If you are serious and determined, stick to your goals and your future will change by keeping your eye on that end result.

4. Work With A Coach or Mentor

Working with a Coach or Mentor you get the facts, the cold hard facts. The advantage of their experience of what works and what doesn’t is invaluable. But that is not to say just because it did not work for them it won’t work for you. The time, online environment and individual personalities could make a difference. Remember, YOU are Branding YOU and seeking the experience of someone that is seeing success.

5. Join Social Media Groups

By joining groups you can easily interact with like-minded people. You can share what you have learned and resulted in success. Many top earners are open to sharing and answering questions you may be struggling with. It’s a great place to learn about Multiple Income Streams that may interest you.

Conclusion:

Setting yourself up with Multiple Income Streams can be a saving grace in the event an affiliate or network marketing experiences problems. This can ensure you continually have a steady stream of monthly income to support your family and financial obligations.

There are even essential resources that most marketers find vital to keep their business growing that you can sign up to become an affiliate for free. The commissions may be small but can also add up over time. Here are a few resources you may want to consider:

  • Canva – Professional Image Design
  • Aweber – Email Autoresponder
  • Amazon – Refer a Book and earn a commission
  • Clickfunnels – Create Landing Pages
  • And so Many More

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How and Why Hashtags will help my Online Business?

How and Why Hashtags

How and Why Hashtags will help my Online Business?

Have you ever wondered how and why hashtags are used in the online arena. To be honest, when I first heard all the buzz about hashtags I really did not understand how they worked or how and why hashtags could be so powerful.

Hashtags were first originally used in programming language before becoming widely popular to social media. They can consist of a word or multi-word phrases using the (#) pound sign in front of them. Using the # symbol preceded by a word or phrase can help people search for a specific topic or keyword.

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Using Hashtags have now been adopted to use across several social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Google+, to more effectively categorize content and track targeted content. This helps users to find posts that interest them.

Watch this funny excerpt with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon over using hashtags, Hilarious! 

How and Why to Use Hashtags in your posts?

Using hashtags in your posts on social media can attract people that are looking for something specific. Check out Hashtags.org to see what is trending and would provide more engagement to your post. Generally, you want to use hashtags that are relevant to your topic but this is not always the case.

For example, you may feel emotional about the topic and use a hashtag like #soexcited or #thrilling. Simply put, a hashtag is an easy way for people to categorize, find and join conversations on a particular topic.

  • The How: Find the keywords that will attract readers on the topic and simply place the hash symbol (#) in front of the word or phrase. There is no need to use spaces between the words in a phrase. Often it is difficult to understand the hashtag when several words are all together, so you can capitalize the first word to solve this problem. For example: #ThrowBackThursday.
  • The Why: The internet is literally packed with some many posts all throughout social media, it is difficult to find a particular topic you are interested in reading. When hashtags are placed in a post the user can enter into the search bar using a hashtag and the topic or keyword to find what they are looking for. This helps solve the problem of having to wade through thousands upon thousands of unrelated posts.

Learning how to use hashtags is fundamental to your success on social media engagement. You can create your own hashtag to target the audience you want. For example, if your post is related to babies rather than using #parents, hone in on the target using #newmom.

Be careful not use to many hashtags in your post. According to analysis posts with nine hashtags receive the most engagement. Additionally, don’t create long hashtags with too many words. The idea is to make your tag searchable from any social media site.

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How Social Media Can Boost Your Business

 Social Media and Your Business

Hi there, Donna sands here from DonnaSands.net. I’m so happy and glad that you joined me today. I wanted to talk with you a little bit about social media and how to get things started with your business. Social media is a really great place to start. We all seem to be involved in social media outlets these days. With billions of people go onto Facebook daily, that is where I chose to start building my business.

First~ Creating a business fan page in Facebook and start building friends is a great way to start. Once you have a good understanding of Facebook, you will be ready to expand into other social media outlets. By no means do you need to be an expert so continue learning all you can and in time you will become better and better.

To create your business fan page go to your personal Facebook page and up in the top right-hand corner, click the down arrow and select Create Page.
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Second~you will be brought to a page that allows you to select what your new page is all about. Select what works best for you. I would recommend Company, but it is totally up to you.
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Third~ Now you are ready to start building your page. Brand yourself with a banner cover photo of you or what you want to share. Your lifestyle with family, maybe places you have traveled or a favorite inspirational quote. Continue to complete all sections of your new page. You will want to go through and fill out every portion in the About section. And don’t forget to have a compelling Intro. People want to know who you are and what you like to do.
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Fourth~Once you have completed all the sections now you are ready to start posting. Start by marketing YOU. Brand YOU. Talk more about yourself, what you like to do, your family. Talk in general to provide quality content to people about the benefits of your products or service you provide without naming the company. You want to open up that curiosity factor to people to reach out to you and ask what is it that you’re talking about and find interest to ask questions.
Fifth~This now opens the door to either connect with people on messenger or through private message. Here you can get to know your prospect one on one, find out their pain and needs and get to know them.
Overall, consistency is another very very important factor in building your business and Branding YOU. A good practice is to post on your business Facebook page between two and three a day. If you can do as many as five or six that’s great. Facebook likes to see your interaction.
Use your timeline to share posts such as inspirational motivational pictures, share other peoples post. Videos are great….. people love them. Think about the way you experience Facebook. As you are scrolling through your timeline what catches your eye? What appeals to you? What makes you stop and read a post instead of continuing to scroll past? You want to engage your audience and provide  quality content.
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4 Tips to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Content

One of the biggest obstacles that every entrepreneur faces is generating fresh content. You can only go so far with paid ads and a strong social media presence. You also need to drive traffic to your website. The quality of your content can make all the difference in the world.

The best way to gain traffic, build backlinks, and increase your search rankings is to regularly publish new content to your site. You may feel you need some technical training to create the best blog and content. Click Here for help!quality of your content

But, if you don’t have good content, you won’t get the traffic that you want.

For this reason, a lot of entrepreneurs rely on outsourced content. They pay writers to create articles. The problem with this is that it’s hard to find writers that can emulate your style and tone. It’s hard to get them to create content that perfectly matches your brand. Being an entrepreneur myself, I take on outsourcing jobs, building Branded website, creating images and a lot of copy writing take I can easily emulate the style and tone of others.

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With these 4 tips, you can learn how to dramatically improve the quality of your writing and drive reader engagement or easily outsource.

#1 Make a List of the Topics That You’ll Cover

Before you start writing your article, you should make a list of the main topics, tips, or ideas that you want to discuss. Use this list to create your subheaders.

This same rule applies whether you’re writing a blog post, website copy, a product review, or sales copy. For example, with sales copy, you’d make a list of the features that you want to discuss. These would then become individual paragraphs with their own subheader.

The subheaders break up the content and make it easier to read. This also helps you stay on track and remain focused on the initial purpose of your content.

#2 Present the Main Problem at the Beginning of Your Content

Always start your content with the main problem that you’re about to address. For example, at the beginning of this article, I mentioned that the biggest obstacle is generating fresh content. These tips help you learn how to overcome this problem by creating your own content.

Address the problem early, possibly identify a few pain points of your readers, and then mention how this article will help solve the problem.

That is the overall structure of your opening paragraphs. You’re getting the reader’s attention by identifying a problem and then you’re telling them how you’ll solve it.

#3 Use Short Paragraphs to Improve Readability

There are several factors that determine readability. First, you need to think about the structure of your content. As mentioned, including subheaders can help break up the content. Adding images and graphics can also help with this.

But, there are a few other ways to improve readability and they all have to do with your writing. You need to use short words, sentences, and paragraphs. Though, the paragraphs are the biggest concern.

Typically, you will want an average paragraph length of 2 to 3 sentences. Preferably, the sentence length should be less than 12 words. You can also replace long words with shorter synonyms.

Don’t make the mistake of over-explaining a topic. By using short paragraphs, you’ll find it easier to remain focused on the main points that you want to address.

#4 Don’t Edit Your Content Until You’re Done Writing

Hold off on editing your content until you’ve finished your initial draft. If you start editing as you write, you’ll find that it takes much longer to finish writing.

After you’ve finished writing, remember to proofread. Use the spell checker in your word processor and then read the entire content line by line. This will help you catch any grammatical errors that weren’t found by the spell checker.

You now have a few tips that can help you generate better content. It’s not difficult, but it will require practice. Along with these suggestions, you can get even more powerful internet marketing tips, and a solution for gaining conversion-ready prospects each month, by clicking here to learn about my done-for-you system.

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5 Social Media Advertising Techniques to Adopt

Online advertising spending has surpassed spending on television advertising. While Pay Per Click advertising is a big chunk of this spending, social media advertising is becoming just as important. There are a variety Advertising Techniques that are very effective in generating more leads that result in sales.

If you’re not already using social media ads to gain new followers or more prospects, then there are a few advertising techniques that you should adopt. Advertising Techniques

Use Ads to Highlight Non-Sales Efforts

You don’t need to use social media ads to direct users to your various landing pages. There’s more that you can do, such as highlighting non-sales efforts. For example, you can use ads to let consumers know about your charitable efforts or upcoming events. Click Here to see a schedule of free events, that will introduce you to building your own Home Business. These events are held worldwide with several locations and times available to meet your schedule

Many of the biggest corporations employ this method, but it can be just as effective for your own personal brand. You’re able to highlight details that allow people to connect with your brand on a personable level.

Use Ads to Encourage Participation

Another option is to use ads to encourage participation. You could use this to learn more about your target market. Learn more about their interests by using an ad to direct visitors to an online poll or survey.

One option that’s been used quite effectively by various brands lately is to simply ask a question in your ad and direct users to comment on a specific post. This spurs conversation, all of which revolves around your brand, helping you gain new followers.

Use Sponsored Posts to Gain New Followers

Most social media networks have their own form of sponsored posts. These are essentially paid ads, in the form of a social media post. This lets you instantly reach more social media users, increasing your chances of gaining followers.

Sponsored posts can be combined with the other techniques. You can use sponsored posts for your online polls or highlight your achievements. The idea is to gain more attention than you might with other forms of paid advertisements. 

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Use Targeted Social Media Advertisements

With any social media ad, you can target specific regions, areas, or demographics. Use this to narrow down the focus of some of your advertisements. Consider a form of niche marketing.

When you target a smaller market, you’re likely to face less competition. You can also alter your ads for different regions. This easiest with Facebook targeted ads. Need help with Facebook Ad creation? I highly recommend this course from my friend Michelle that really helped me with creating ads. Click Here to take a look.

Facebook provides numerous options for targeted ads. For example, you can target Facebook users that have a specific interest or hobby. You can also target users based on their age range or geographic location.

When using Facebook ads, another option is to exclude visitors to your website. If you decide that you want to focus solely on people that haven’t visited your site or know about your brand, this is a great option. You can even alter this to include retargeting.

With retargeting, you’ve got the option to only display ads to users that have previously visited your website. You can even set the time since they last visited your site. This helps increase overall engagement. Click Here for a great step by step instructions for setting up retargeting pixels.

Use a Combination of Marketing and Ads

You can’t just rely on paid ads. You also need to stick to your existing marketing strategy. Continue to post on a regular basis. Don’t count your sponsored ads or paid ads as another post on your regular schedule.

You want to continue growing followers and engaging with your audience. Use paid ads as a supplemental technique to boost your social media presence. All of this is geared towards increasing your overall online presence and helping you grow your brand.

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How To Effectively Use Pinterest To Boost Your Ecommerce Sales

Social media should be a part of your overall internet marketing strategy. This includes the use of Facebook and other platforms, including Pinterest. When you use Pinterest effectively you can boost your ecommerce sales.

Pinterest has been around for nearly 7 years. During this time, it’s grown from a popular site used by women wanting to share DIY projects to a place where people can gather ideas and plan their purchases.

Pinterest could be the perfect platform for increasing eCommerce sales. Whether you’re involved in business-to-business sales or market your own products, you can make use of Pinterest.

One study found that about 93% of Pinterest users actually plan their online purchases by saving pins on Pinterest. About 87% of users make their purchasing decisions based on these pins. use pinterest

You can use Pinterest to promote any product or service. Though, certain categories remain more popular than others. For example, home décor, food, clothing, hair and beauty, and health and fitness are the 5 biggest categories on Pinterest. If you don’t fall into one of these categories, don’t worry. You can still use Pinterest for internet marketing to drive eCommerce sales.

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Women comprise the largest group of Pinterest users. About 70% of Pinterest visitors that arrive via a desktop computer are women. When it comes to the Pinterest mobile application, about 84% of users are women.

Again, this doesn’t mean that you can’t market to men on Pinterest. The following tips will work with any key demographic for any category.

First, you need to understand how buyable pins work. If you use Pinterest, then you know that there is a red button that allows users to save a pin. But, this isn’t the only button that you can include in a saved pin.

You can also add a buy now button. This buyable pin is essential to improving eCommerce sales through Pinterest.

When a user goes to save a pin that includes a buy button, the button will appear at the bottom of the page. Users can instantly complete the purchase without leaving Pinterest.

Though, in order to use these buttons, you must be using an eCommerce platform that is compatible with this Pinterest feature.

Compatible eCommerce platforms include BigCommerce, Demandware, Magento, IBM Commerce, and Shopify. Shopify is perhaps the easiest to begin using, if you’re new to eCommerce platforms.

Once you’ve got the right eCommerce platform in place, you can start using the buy button in your Pinterest pins.

The next step is to begin pinning your products. This works the same as any other pin. You create the pin and add the buy now button. But, you should follow a few simple steps to ensure that people notice this pin.

First, you should create Pinterest boards that are related to the niche industry for the product or service that you’re promoting. You should include a variety of pins on this board that are relevant to the product or service that you want people to buy.

As people come across your other pins that belong to this board, they may decide to take a look at the other pins. This is how your buyable pins will get noticed by random Pinterest users.

The next step is ensuring that you’re using hashtags in the pins. When you go to create the pin, you should provide a short description of the product or service, along with the use of hashtags.

These hashtags need to be relevant to the product. You can’t just choose any hashtag that you want. Also, you don’t want to use too many hashtags. Pick two or three relevant hashtags.

Next, you should work on building your Pinterest following. This is achieved by building niche boards. You need to build boards that revolve around a specific topic related to your niche industry.

You also need to follow popular pinners. Look for Pinterest users with a lot of followers that tend to pin pages that are related to your niche industry. Begin pinning some of their pins.

Liking and commenting on other pins is also a good way to increase your exposure on Pinterest. It’s much like any other social media network. You need to be active and continue to engage other users in order to gain more followers.

Start using these suggestions to drive eCommerce sales through Pinterest. If you’ve got a product or service that you’re trying to sell, you need to take advantage of this marketing channel.

Integrate your eCommerce platform with your Pinterest account to begin adding buyable pins.

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Ways to Utilize Your Keyword Research to Boost Sales

Keyword research is a necessary part of online marketing. In fact, you may spend hours researching keywords and deciding which ones to target. You’ll use these keywords in your content, marketing material, and advertisements. Though, these aren’t the only uses for your keyword research. keyword research

You should take advantage of the time that you’ve put into keyword research. Here are a few ways to utilize your keywords to boost sales, drive traffic, and build your online reputation.

Keyword Research is a Type of Customer Research

When you perform keyword research, you’re also performing customer research. You’re finding out what your potential customers are interested in. This will give you a general idea of the types of topics that you should be discussing in your blogs and eBooks.

Looking at the terms that people use gives insight into their interests. So, not only will use these keywords in your content, you can mine these keywords for topics.

Find Content to Curate and Share on Social Media

You can use your keyword research to help with content curation. Content curation should comprise about 80% of your social media marketing. This includes articles and news from outside sources that you think your followers will enjoy.

Entering your chosen keywords into Facebook or Twitter will help cut down on the time that you spend finding curated content.

Improve Your Existing Content with New Keywords

Use your latest keyword research to update your existing content. If you have blog posts that haven’t been viewed in months, then give the posts an update. Add additional content, more information, and new details. Then, optimize your updated posts with your latest keyword research.

Find Frequently Asked Questions That You Can Answer

When you perform keyword research, pay attention to the keyword suggestions that are phrased in the form of a question. These queries show that people are searching for an answer to these questions.

Take these keyword phrases and perform your own search. You should be able to find forums, communities, and websites where people have asked these exact questions.

Offer your input and give an answer. This helps you establish yourself as a voice of authority in your field while providing another use for these keywords.

Learn How People Search for Your Products or Services

As mentioned, your keyword research is a type of customer research. One of the things that you’ll learn is how people search for your products or services. You might find that they commonly use terms that you wouldn’t normally use.

For example, if you sell running shoes, you might find that people are more likely to search for running sneakers.

By looking at the most common search terms, you gain insight into the language used by your customers. These small nuances can be useful in creating marketing material that connects and engages.

Find Ideas for Future Products or Services

During your keyword research, you may come across search terms that you haven’t thought of. This could provide ideas for future products or services.

Using running shoes as an example, you might find that people also search for shoelaces for running shoes. If you hadn’t previously sold shoelaces, you now have an idea for your next product.

The bottom line is that keyword research can be used for so much more than just optimizing your web pages and advertisements. You can perform customer research, improve your content, and develop ideas for new products or services.

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5 Ways to Revitalize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

The marketing landscape is constantly changing and evolving. If you want to get noticed, you need to employ multiple tools and resources in your marketing strategy with these 5 Ways to Revitalize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy. You need to Stand Out in the marketplace to make a difference.

There’s plenty of advice on how to boost your social media marketing. Though, it’s not uncommon for your marketing strategy to grow stale. You might notice positive results after you start your marketing campaign, only for it to die off.5 Way to Revitalize

The following 5 solutions will help you revitalize your social media marketing strategy. You don’t need to scrap your campaign and start over. Just remember these 5 Ways.

Become More Social on Social Media

It’s easy to use a mechanical approach to marketing. You’ve got a schedule and you stick to it. You’re consistent and reliable. But, you need to be personable when sharing content on social media.

Don’t use the same phrases and wording in every post. When you introduce curated content, don’t use the default message. Create something original. Remember, every person is different. Some may interpret your message one way and another person in a completely different way. You don’t want to sound like you’ve read the content that you’re sharing.

Being more social also means interacting with your followers. Don’t be afraid to ask a question or encourage feedback from your followers. Thank them for their input and get a conversation going. This will make your brand feel more approachable.

Let Your Followers Know What You Care About

If you’ve got a cause that you’re actively involved in or care about, let people know. This also helps humanize your brand. But, don’t promote a cause simply for the marketing appeal. It’s easy to detect phony compassion.

Use Video in Your Marketing Strategy

People like watching videos. This is especially true with the rise in mobile device usage. When people are on the go, it’s easier to watch a video than read an article. So, if you want to get noticed, record more videos.

If you’re having trouble coming up with content for your videos, simply look at your most popular blog posts. Convert these posts into individual videos. Rewrite the content into a script and record your voice. Add this to a slideshow or a live presentation and post it to social media.

Become the Top Curator of Content in Your Niche

The next step is to focus more on curated content. About 80% of the content that you share should come from other sources. This shows your followers that you care. It helps build a relationship with your followers.

Sharing curated content also allows you to have a continuous flow of content. If you’re relying on your own original content, it’s hard to have something new to post every day of the work week.

Browse the top news sites in your niche market or industry. Use multiple sources and find beneficial content that you believe your followers will appreciate. This should comprise the largest portion of your social media marketing.

Actively Listen to What Your Followers Are Saying

The final tip for revitalizing your social media marketing is to actively listen. Listen to what your followers are saying. Learn from their comments. You can gain valuable insight into the type of content that they enjoy based on what they say and what they share.

If no one is saying anything, then you’re not sharing the right content. Or, you’re not actively engaging your audience. Review your content, add more curated content from other sources, and talk to your followers. If this doesn’t spur more input, then you need to rethink your market.

If you’re ready to breathe new life into your social media marketing, start using these tips. For even more powerful marketing tips, as well as a way to generate conversion-ready Internet marketing prospects each month, click here to learn about my done-for-you system.

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4 Ways to Offer Proof in Your Online Marketing Claims

No matter how honest you are with your marketing efforts, consumers aren’t so quick to accept your claims without proof. When you say that your product or service offers a specific benefit, consumers want some sort of evidence that backs your claims.

Including proof isn’t hard. It’s an extra step, but it can go a long way towards increasing conversion rates. From customer testimonials to verifiable statistics, learn how to offer proof in your marketing.

Customer Testimonials proof

The most used and well-known form of proof is customer testimonials. The concept is simple. You’re including actual comments from people that have actually used your products or services.

There are multiple ways to obtain these testimonials and to use them in your marketing. For obtaining comments and testimonials, consider the following options:

    • Social media comments
    • Ask for customer feedback
    • Offer free evaluations

The easiest solution is to pull social media comments. Look for positive comments and reviews about your products or services on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.

Another option is to ask for customer feedback. Send a survey out to your customers via email and ask for their input.

Just make sure that you let them know that their comments will be used in your marketing material. You can even include a section to allow them to choose whether they want their name to be used.

Some businesses send out free products or services and ask for customer feedback. When using these evaluations, you need to mention the fact that the customers received the product for free.

Along with obtaining testimonials, there are different ways of displaying them. The methods listed above are among the easiest. But, you could also film customer testimonials.

Think of the last infomercial that you’ve seen. They always include customers on film discussing what they liked about the product or services.

You can film customer testimonials and include them on your landing pages. Though, that’ll require a little more work than the other options.

Online Reviews and Ratings

The next form of proof is similar to customer testimonials. Using online reviews and ratings from review sites, you can offer potential customers proof that people have used and enjoyed your products or services.

Adding these reviews to your landing pages or marketing material is different from customer testimonials. You would normally include a summary of these reviews and then link to the actual page containing the reviews.

Showcase Badges or Certifications

Certifications, badges, and seals can also be used to offer proof of your abilities. You’ll see these certificates at the bottom of various landing pages.

This could include BBB accreditation, awards, and other proof that builds credibility. These should always link to a page where visitors can learn more about the certificate or badge.

Link to Stats and Figures

The majority of the previous steps are aimed at showing proof of your abilities or the effectiveness of your products or services. This last step is designed to show that you know what you’re talking about.

For example, if you claim that more people now use mobile devices for browsing the web, you should link to a study or a web page that backs up this claim.

Offering proof is becoming increasingly important. It helps prospects weed out the scams. Without this simple step, you could be missing out on a portion of the marketplace.

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5 Ways to Find Content to Share on Social Media

In order to succeed with internet marketing, you need to make the most of the social media landscape. This means attracting more followers with the help of shared content.

Curated content, or found content, should comprise the majority of your social media posts. The profiles that only put out promotional posts never gain traction.

At the same time, you should try to post at least once per day, during the weekdays. This means that you need at least 5 posts per week. It can be hard to find enough relevant content to keep up this schedule, especially if you choose to post several times per day.

But, there are ways to find content and simplify this process.social media

#1 Search for Content on Twitter

The first place to look for content is Twitter. Simply scrolling through your Twitter feed and seeing what people have shared recently could give you a few ideas. You might find at least one article that you could share with your followers.

When you do find an article worth sharing, visit the actual article and retweet the initial tweet. Then, share the article with your other social media profiles, such as Facebook or Instagram.

#2 Personalize Your News Feed

The next solution for finding content is to personalize your news feed. Google and other news aggregators make it easy to add categories for specific terms. You can include a category for your niche market.

For example, if you’re involved in internet marketing, you can add an “internet marketing” category in your news feed. The news aggregator should then grab the latest news headlines related to internet marketing each day.

#3 Search a Sub-Reddit for Content

Reddit is a great source of content. There is a subreddit for everything. Find the subreddit related to your niche and scroll through the latest entries.

#4 Check Facebook for Content

Of course, Facebook is also a good place to look for content. It’s the most used social media network, with over a billion users.

Look for unconventional sources of news and content. Don’t rely on the businesses and brands that you follow. There’s a good chance that some of your followers will follow these same accounts. You don’t want to just repeat the same content to the same people.

You can use the search feature on Facebook to browse niche categories. If possible, look for content hosted on a website, instead of an individual Facebook post. Then, visit the link and share the article from the original source.

#5 Use Buzzsumo to Search for Trending Topics

The final solution for finding content is to use Buzzsumo. Test it out for free, but it requires a monthly fee after 14 days. Though, you’ll have quick access to the most shared content related to any topic.

All you need to do is enter a keyword or topic in the search bar. Buzzsumo will present you with a list of search results. They are listed in order of total shares. But, you can adjust the search criteria to fit your needs. You can limit the results to posts within the past day, past month, or longer.

The bottom line is that you need content to share with your followers. You can’t just rely on your own content unless you have the time or money to generate new content on a daily basis. Use these solutions to quickly find content and stick to your social media posting schedule.

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