It’s the new scourge of the earth and taking down anyone who gets in its way.
It doesn’t discriminate.
It’ll chew you up and spit you out.
It plays with Hot Wheels.
(Ok…I got a little carried away there…)
I’m talking about the dreaded disease, Social Media Phobia.
Let me bold it and put in italics: Social Media Phobia. (Not sure that’ll be any good for SEO)
And if you suffer from this malady, let me give you one key remedy (kinda like a cough syrup).Continue reading
I have preached incessantly on the importance of controlling your content for years and we have yet another example of content creators being cut off at the knees…
Patreon, an online video sharing platform which enables users to solicit donations from viewers for the exclusive viewing of their content, banned popular Patreon video creator Sargon of Akkad for violating their terms of service.Continue reading
“Here’s what the big earners do now…running ads is obsolete.”
And then he proceeded to show me the ins and outs of ‘leveraging your personal Facebook profile for big earnings’.
I lasted 4 days and finally came to my senses. “What the hell am I doing?” I muttered to myself.
This was 4 years ago, and I had just come back to internet marketing after a self-imposed ‘retirement’. I had been gone long enough so when I returned I made the mistake of listening to someone who talked a good game and had a ‘reputation’ (boy…did he I would later find out) of making big money (he didn’t) and that he had ‘cracked the code’ on Facebook.
‘Strike up conversations with people on your Facebook friends list!’ ‘Add new people every day and talk to them too…!!!’
Maybe someone has taught you this method. Maybe you’re doing some form of this now.
Best case scenario: this is NOT a long-term solution. Worst case (more likely): You are hurting your present and future business reputation.Continue reading
Kylie Jenner is a billionaire.
She attained this almost impossible (and for most…totally needless) goal by being part of a famous family known for being…
And leveraging Social Media.
Good for her…and her family. But they still don’t know how to sell.
And that’s potentially YOUR problem…if you’re wasting your time trying to make sales on Social Media.
If you think that IT will make you rich? I’m here to tell you…it won’t.
Pictures of your ass 7 times a day isn’t a business…even if your bio says ‘Public Figure’ and ‘Business Inquiries’. I don’t care how good the Yoga pants look…. *makes sure my girlfriend isn’t in the room* ok…I DO like them…but you’re still not a business.
At least a sustainable one.Continue reading
I’ve never been one to bake…or redesign my bathroom…
…although I consume both on an almost daily basis…
(ok…we’ll leave it at that!)
I’ve quickly become a big fan of Pinterest.
Therefore, I’m about to give you 4 reasons to use Pinterest for your online business, but first, a few quick stats on the visual search engine:
> There are over 250 million active users on Pinterest
> 2 million shopping pins are saved PER DAY
> Although 80% of Pinterest users are females, 40% of new signups are men.
> Millennials use Pinterest as much as Instagram…especially for buying decisions
Grab a hot chocolate (and if you’re of age…add some ‘grog to it), get in your easy chair and settle in for a rump-roaring installment of…
Mr. Kenster’s neighborhood musings of love-140 character selfies.
Otherwise known as:
Love Tweets to Put on Twitter For Fun and Profit (with Hugs and Kisses)
(Doesn’t that just warm your heart (and arches of your feet) just thinkin’ bout it?)
So without further A Doggy Doo…
“My friends…ABC and NBC and CBS are out of business…as we know them. Television, commercial industry is 80 billion dollars. 80 billion dollars this year on making and distributing 30 and 15 second videos that are played in between TV shows…and NOBODY’S watching.”
This is a quote/excerpt from a keynote Gary Vaynerchuk did back in May of this year. In it, he emphatically implored his audience to start running Facebook ads as a result of viewers’ shift to non-TV channels.
Because (according to Gary) they are massively undervalued.
He’s right.Continue reading
I am always amused when an article comes out warning the masses that the end of the world is coming…
World War III?
The banning of bacon???
No, none of those above my smart and impeccably dressed readers.
“Instagram Wont Let Me Follow Anyone”: I’ve been doing some testing on my Instagram account and found one reason why you may not be able to follow anyone…
Last week Facebook announced they would ban all Cryptocurrency related advertising on their network due to the amount of scams that have piggy-backed on the popularity of Bitcoin and other emerging Cryptocurrencies:Continue reading