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Marketing Tip of the Week: Facebook Wall Posting Status Ideas for Buisness and Pleasure

Jacqueline-Jax-ShowI have a great time with facebook because it’s so interactive. I’m on it daily and have experimented with a ton of fun ideas for posting. One of the things you have written in often about is what to post on your pages and although my book is coming out shortly filled with tons of ideas, I wanted to share a few with you today to get you started. – JAX
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Monday: Marketing Tip of the Day: Caption Contest
Get your facebook friends thinking by putting up a photo on your page and letting them add their own caption. Offer a prize for the best caption. If you promoting music, then use a picture that goes with your song and offer a free download for the best caption. If your promoting a product, try a picture of you using or engaging with the product in some way to get an even more positive branding opportunity. Tag me in your contest so I can join in. @JacquelineJax @AVALIVERADIO

Tuesday: Marketing Tip of the Day: Think Outside of the Box
What’s the world talking about? We want our posts to be appropriate, professional, and interesting, but that doesn’t mean you have to confine every post to real estate tips, community events, and home improvement ideas. Sometimes, it’s good to take a second to think outside of the box of what you could post.One good way to do this is to sit down and think, “What is the world talking about?”

Meet another outside of the box thinker and listen to the story of How @Instacanvas went viral? My interview with Game Changer Interview CEO Matt Munson http://wp.me/p1Fv4O-Rq

Wednesday: Marketing Tip of the Day- Record a Video for facebook
Looking for a fresh idea for your facebook wall? People love videos — especially short videos that help answer a question. Remember: there are things you do without thinking that other people are struggling with. They need your help!
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Thursday: Marketing Tip of the Day:  Like Comment To Win Contest
I have a lot of fun with contests on my page. One of my favorites is to give a lyric hint of my upcoming cover song release and let people guess it for a prize. Other ideas that would drive traffic are – Like & Comment to Win . Since you’re giving away free gifts, why not make the best of it? To make your page look even more popular, you can organize a “Like & Comment to Win” contest. Basically, fans can both like & comment on the post to double their chances of winning. Be creative and just have fun with it.

Friday: Marketing Tip of the day: Become a Weekend Explorer
No matter what your doing, you can find something interesting in your surroundings to share. Take a picture, share a story, create a comment based on something that just happened. Today and through the weekend allow people to interact with you by sharing one piece of your day via a photo or comment. You’ll become a weekend adventurer just by taking a better look at the world around you and realizing that it’s interesting for people to see the world you live in if only for a short time. Tag AVA LIVE Radio in your weekend adventurer posts so we can join in your conversation.

You may just learn that connecting is easier than you thought. You may also like… 10 Tips for building a fab facebook page
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A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Donations

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A.V.A Live Radio :: WHO WE ARE
I’m Jacqueline Jax, producer and host of A.V.A Live Radio, “The Voice of the New Music Generation.” www.AvALiveRadio.com
is an indie radio station solely dedicated to helping the struggling independent artists in a new and innovative way. Our station not only provides new artists with a platform to tell their story, we get their music heard by finding just the right people to get the music in front of. From movies to management, we don’t only play the best independent artists from around the world, we are working hard behind the scenes to get their music heard by industry professionals who are already searching for movie sound tracks, indie artist tours, commercials, events, and recording contracts. In addition, A.V.A Live Radio also provides a mentoring program where artists give back to other artists, educational resources on the music industry as well as personal and business branding from industry professionals in our community to those who need help thru our Game Changers Series interviews. We are committed to staying a 100% Commercial FREE Radio station, free from censorship just like the independent artists we support.ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAM
Something that you may not be aware of is our mentoring program that happens behind the scenes. Every artist who submits music for airplay is reviewed and evaluated by knowledgeable music industry professionals for recording quality, vocal ability and creative originality. If an artist isn’t ready to go live, we provide them with an experienced mentor to help them with guidance. The amazing people who mentor for A.V.A Live Radio are all talented artists and music industry professionals happy to give back to our music community because they believe in our vision and know how important this step is to a new artist.A PLACE TO GROW
Artists need encouragement, knowledge, experience, and a place to grow. A place with no boundaries, no limitations, a place where they feel comfortable being themselves. As an artist myself, I have looked to surround myself with supportive people and consider myself very lucky to be a part if this amazing community that has gathered around the A.V.A. As the host of this amazing show, I have had the ability to see first hand what this station has brought to new artists over the three years we have been working towards this vision and I know that we make a difference in people’s lives and I believe that this station has the capabilities to help people all over the world on levels of education, inspiration, creativity, culture, and community. I am so excited to see you all become a part of our A.V.A Live Radio Team.RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Producing a weekly completely independent show is not easy, especially with no operating budget and only volunteers to help. Despite our limitations, we have been doing it successfully for 3 solid seasons and are setting a first goal to triple our programming. if we reach our fund raising goal to have the proper resources to support it.OUR COMMUNITY
Our active community of creative people from all around the world is expanding every day but keeping all these amazing free services going takes equipment and resources. Now that we have perfected our process, it’s time to ask for your help. As this is our 3rd year anniversary, I’m asking for you to join me in our quest to make a difference.DONATIONS
Calling ALL artists and music lovers! The A.V.A has been there for you, now your help is needed. Spread the word to your social pages and email lists because this is going to help all of us get connected and rise to the next level. This is a non-profit station and all funds will be used to increase the amount of shows on our programming schedule so more artists will have this opportunity for exposure. Your help will also allow us to triple our artist mentoring program, hire some talented help, give opportunities to reporters to bring in stories and music coverage from your home towns, expand our reach to a wider audience, and bring in some new updated technology to bring you the best quality programming possible. Our foundation has been poured, now this is your turn to help us move into the future of Internet radio.To make OUR dream a reality, we are simply turning to our listeners and fellow artists to support A.V.A Live Radio with your donation and keep the music ALIVE. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for the 2014 programming. I hope you will help us. We have some amazing sponsor gifts and opportunities for those who are able to donate $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 or more but whatever the gift, $1, $5, $10, $20… please know that we are very grateful and we want to extend our sincere thanks to you for your generosity and support of the independent artist. The A.V.A is a family and we love having you on our team. We understand that contributing money may not be an option to everyone. That’s ok. Our broadcast is open to everyone around the globe, whether a donation can be made or not. If you are unable to donate at this time, remember that one of the best ways you can support A.V.A Live Radio is by telling your friends about us!This is an amazing cause and as you know we are dedicated to encouraging and supporting YOUR Dreams and Aspirations. The A.V.A is behind you all the way!!! Thank you for supporting us.

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$25: A 25 second “Shout Out” on our show. You can send us a message or we can read it for you. Use this “Shout Out” to announce your business, news, event or even a personal message to your friends. You can even get creative and record you own and we will play it for you.
$50: A “Shout Out” + a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax + a banner add for 1 month.
$100: 2 different “Shout Out”s on our shows + a banner add for2 months.
$250: You will receive all the items from the first 3 packages + be listed on featured episodes as a sponsor and have your banner add on our main web site running for 3 months. We also work hard at building your social media pages with our community members and involve you in our “Links to Love” posts. (See sample: http://wp.me/p1Fv4O-1YS)

Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and congratulations to Orange Avenue for being selected as our pick for this years 2014 theme song.
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The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014
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Hot Topic Tuesday: Lady Gaga’s Social Media Secrets of Success

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marketing-tip-of-the-day-2Love her or hate her, Lady G is the queen of personal branding. Personal branding is the process of expressing your unique personality through your brand to your target audience. It is also much more about who you are rather than what you offer. Today I’m sharing the top 10 things that contributes to Lady Gaga’s social media success. With over 39 millions twitter followers, she is leading the pack and you need to know what she’s doing right. With these terrific concepts and examples, you will be able to build your brand on social media like a pro.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Lady Gaga herself:  “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you’ve got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.”

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Hot Topic Tuesday: How To Sell Music When Music is Free?

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Jacqueline Jax branding marketingHow do you make money when music is free? I’m amazed at how much music marketing has changed over the years. I still remember the days before YouTube and direct to fan marketing. Take heart my fellow artists because this is a terrific time for indie artists and there are lots of ways to generate income using a few simple tools and creative ideas. On todays show, I’m sharing one of my ideas that you can use to improve your fan engagement and sell more music online.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Getting More Traffic To Your Web Site

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Top 10 Tips To Getting More Traffic To Your Web Site

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If your on the Internet, then I’m sure you already know that it’s no easy task to getting people to visit your web site. I’m here to tell you that there is an art to attracting traffic to your web site. Now, assuming that you already have a terrific Hybrid Website to share, here are some quick tips for attracting more visitors and keeping them interested once you get them there. (if you don’t have a hybrid website, then I hope your subscribed to our blog at http://www.avaliveradio.wordpress.com because we’ll be sending more information on that to our subscribers.


1) First lets Consider Your Image – Have you ever heard the saying, a pictures worth a thousand words? Your pictures tell your story and that story is who you are and who you aspire to be. What makes people like Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Bono, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga trend setters? They know how to put themselves out there in ways that we can relate to. I leave you with this thought. Be yourself but take a step back before releasing images- they may not paint an accurate picture of who you are and what your selling.

2) SEO Optimization – Search engines send robot “spiders” to index the content of your webpage, so be sure to take the necessary steps to prepare your webpages for optimal indexing. Get started by using keyword rich titles on every page of your web site. Next be sure to add informative and sincere text carefully describing what you are selling or presenting on your pages. (if you don’t know enough about SEO optimization, then never fear I have you covered stay tune for our future guides on building your web site right here on A.V.A Live Radio)

3) Subscribe Now buttons- make it your priority to build your company list. Be sure to place a subscribe now box on every page of your web site. You can not start a marketing campaign without potential clients to market to and it’s very important to encourage every visitor to join your list.

4) Start a twitter and facebook account in your web name and share pages from your web site with details about that page. Tell friends in your social network and email list about what’s happening on your site daily, weekly and monthly. Keeping your site current and active is key to creating a place people will want to come back to.

5) Blogging: I suggest you start a blog about something that really interests you and that also has to do with your product. You really have to think out side the box before you decide which direction to blog in but it’s a terrific way to get a dialog started with your supporters. Plus a blog format is fun and easy to update from your phone, iPad or computer. Posts can be stories, events, updates or you can take a picture and post it up with a comment about where you are. But make it fun. The more fun you have with your social media tools, the more likely people will enjoy what your doing.

6) Be genuine. Avoid the hard sell tactics of the major brands. People don’t like to be treated like dummies. Posting a comment about a product, service or music will leave a far better impression than another boring add so keep it real and your friends will keep watching.

7) Drawings & Giveaways! Who doesn’t love free stuff? If your generous with your clients, you will not only get their attention, they will definitely be talking about you. Believe me, there is no better advertising than word of mouth and this is a terrific way to build your mailing list of people who already like your products. Don’t be stingy guys, you have to spend money to make money. So be generous with your products and music. Remember, there are alot of competitive products out there. Your goal is to believe in your products and get it into the hand of your target audience.

8) Business cards- an old but necessary step. Business cards are still today’s most important thing to have if you want to drive traffic to your web site. Business cards are not only really inexpensive, they are a great way to deliver information about your product or service. You’ll need to design a high quality, exciting card with your name, product slogan, logo, web site, and contact information on it. Remember, your card is your first impression so make it a lasting one. Money is no excuse either, online sites like vista print offer super low first order prices with terrific full color card options. So go get it done.

9) Video – Video is an awesome way to advertise your products and let people get to know you as a business owner or musician. Set up a great looking YouTube channel and start creating high quality videos for your music or products. Most of our computer have built in HD cameras but if you don’t you can easily pick one up for around $70 that will do a great job. Be sure to use editing software to add that special polish to your frames and never rush to post. I have a 24 hour rule. If the video still Impresses me 24 hours after I have finished it, then it’s ok to post. If you want to learn more about cameras and editing options, there are tons of tutorials on YouTube. In fact, I’ll be sure to post some links up on the www.YouTube.com/Avaliveradio channel to help you.

10) Relax it takes time
Many of you have been asking how long it takes to build up a following for your music or business. Truthfully, once you have a smashing online presence, you have to be religious about your efforts daily. Many of the people you admire have most likely been at it for at least a year and have not only given their brand alot of thought but have had their image finely tuned by a professional. Stick with it, and don’t get discouraged by a slow start. It’s all about tweeking your plan to maximize your results as you go along.

I hope my tips on “Getting more hits on your web site” were helpful. If you have questions, please be sure to leave them below.

 

Hot Topic: 3 Tips to Preventing Burnout from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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UPDATE: Marissa Mayer was named chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. July 16, 2012.

Many entrepreneurs don’t even think twice when it comes to working around the clock. Marissa Mayer, Google’s 20th employee and current vice president of location and local services (now CEO of Yahoo Inc July 16,2012), is no exception. When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk.

“For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week,” Mayer said in a recent talk at New York’s 92Y cultural center. “It was a lot of hard work.”

Hard work, she says, has been the key to Google’s success, as well as her own.

For young companies that demand so much of their employees, hard work can spiral into burnout. Learning to prevent it–for yourself and your employees–is essential to your success as a business owner. Here are three steps to get started:

Step 1. Watch for signs of resentment.
“Burnout is about resentment,” Mayer told the audience at 92Y. “[Preventing it is] about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.”

Her assessment is right on target. “The question is whether you can replenish your energy when you get tired,” says Michael Leiter, professor of psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. If you can’t restore your energy or resolve your values conflict with your work, you feel exhausted, cynical, and discouraged–the hallmarks of burnout.

Related: 3 Postures to Boost Productivity Now

Step 2. Find your rhythm.
Mayer’s theory is that you need to figure out what your “rhythm” is, meaning the activity that matters so much to you resentment sets in when you can’t do it. In Leiter’s words, it’s the activity that restores your energy. That might mean sleeping eight hours a night, practicing yoga daily, or getting out in nature once a week. Whatever it is, it’s essential to your satisfaction, so don’t skip it.

“People–particularly entrepreneurs–can put in huge amounts of energy and time,” Leiter says. “Overwork doesn’t burn people out per se, but it’s doing that without knowing the things that replenish you.”

Related: A Secret to Creative Problem Solving

Step 3. Grant employees one must-have freedom.
When Mayer suspects an employee might burn out, she asks them to find their rhythm. They’ve come back with, “I need to be home for Tuesday night dinners,” or “I need to be on time for my daughter’s soccer games.” She grants those needs–no exceptions.

“You can’t have everything you want,” Mayer cautions. “But you can have the things that really matter to you. That empowers you to work really hard for a long period of time on something that you’re passionate about.”

Re-blogged from original article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223723

Hot Topic: Marketing Your Brand Effectively

marketing-tip-of-the-day-2Join host Jacqueline Jax as she helps you to Market Your Brand Effectively in today’s world of Social Media for musicians, entertainment professionals and entrepreneurs. Featuring tips on how to brand, easy ways to connect, how to find your people and what are the pro’s of the Big 3 social media tools: twitter, facebook and Linkedin.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Justin Beibers’ Secret To a Successful Music Launch

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Creating a music brand that will not only find a comfy niche to rest in but will continue to propel forward as your career builds isn’t easy. Just ask Justin Bieber. Like many aspiring singers he spent countless hours uploading videos to YouTube, sharing them all over the internet and actively chatting it up on social media. But what actually played the largest part in finding his launch platform is a lot more simple than you think. Join host Jacqueline Jax for a Hot Topic Tuesday discussion on the key to Justin Beibers success. Here the story behind his rise to fame and find out how he became a social media giant and listed on Forbes Top 10 Social Media Celebrities.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Top 10 Tips For Better Time Management

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This weeks Hot Topic Tuesday comes directly from our online community focusing on one very important question as shared after Thursdays “Marketing Tip of the Day: Striking a Balance, When To Engage and When To Work”.

Question submitted by singer Michael Egleton

michael egletonMs. Jax,
This is right up my alley! I tried handling email every few days and with the amount of emails that stack up in a few days, it seem like it’s even more work. Yes, it has cut deeply into my creativity time and my personal life. Sometimes other areas of my life go lacking and I do hear about it from my wife!!!!! lol With this said, I handled the wife part by agreeing to a certain block of time for the computer, which can take up time and included her in what I’m doing to allow her to see first hand, what’s going on. Now she understands a little more about this part of things. Now I’m working towards cutting back the other time, which I have let get away from me. How do I get it back? I haven’t fished in so long, I’ve forgotten how to even set up my pole! lol – Thanks Ms. Jax

Hi Michael,
I hear your struggle and I experience it myself all the time. As my ideas for projects flow, my brand grows and the weeks get more demanding, I find that my time gets divided more and more until I have to stop the process for some reflective evaluation.
Over the years I’ve tried many balancing methods, organizing books and time saving tips but even if you perfect the art of time saving, it really comes down to is this, one simple statement… Stop competing with yourself and start factoring in the things that allow you to relax, recharge your batteries and leave you feeling inspired…..

When your building your own brand and marketing your projects online it’s really easy to focus on the short term while loosing sight of the whole picture. Let me give you some key points that may help to ease your stress and get you back on track.

Be realistic: Learning how to market and build a brand is a commitment. It takes focus, passion, determination and time. Although you may have the first three traits in order, the time factor isn’t what you think. By time I mean you must consider your brand as a business that will evolve and strengthen over time with your consistent steady effort. It’s important to be realistic about your goals. If you set really challenging ones that don’t leave you with any time to enjoy your life, then your just being way to hard on yourself.

Thanks for the great question and honest comment. Jacqueline Jax – Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com

Top 10 Tips For Better Tip Management
1) Prepare: Being prepared for the day ahead is key to staying focused and not loosing your mind. Creating a task list for the next day the night before will help you relax, sleep better and clear your mind so you can get some much needed rest. I start to prepare my task list at 6pm before I stop working and after I’ve finished email. Keep you task list handy so you can add things before you go to bed or in the morning while your getting ready for you day.

2) Schedule Your Time: Use a day planner to schedule in time to live your life. Your day planner should have time blocked out for each of your tasks as well as appointments, social media and email. Most importantly don’t forget to schedule in breaks, meals and free time. By creating a schedule you’ll not only feel more in control of your time, you’ll feel more in control of your life. This is what my typical day looks like: 7-8am wake up coffee and email :: 8-9am get ready workout :: 9-10am breakfast with my family :: 10-12pm work :: 12-1 pm lunch with friends :: 1-3pm work :: 3-4pm break, walk :: 4-5pm email :: 5-6pm work :: 6-6:30pm Make my schedule for tomorrow :: 6:30pm on free time… (Dinner, social media, play time) 10pm get to bed.

3) Start Early: Have you ever noticed that successful people all tend to go to bed early and wake up early? To be on your game, calm and thinking clearly you must arrange your life so that you get enough sleep. Typically I need 8hours for my best self to shine through but you have to do what works best for you. Just keep this in mind, your head is clearest and able to handle the most difficult tasks early in the day when your rested. Late risers tend to be sluggish and slower at accomplishing tasks over the coarse of the day so consider that fact if your playing or working late into the evening. Eventually that schedule will catch up with you.

4) Get Organized: Being organized helps you to find things, think clearly and stay focused. If your looking for things all the time and unable to remember what your supposed together done, you’ll drive yourself crazy and waste a ton of time. Get yourself a system that works for you and stick with it. I use a day planner for details and daily tasks, huge monthly calendar where I can write an over view, and legal pads or my iPad to write my articles, interview questions, and stories. To keep everything organized I have a filing cabinet and files that hold my papers on previous or future topics and projects so when I need to refer back to my notes like “Top 10 Twitter tips” I can find them in an instant.

5) Prime Time: Its really important that you get in touch with your most productive time of day. If mornings are your most productive, then schedule your most difficult tasks in the mornings. By Scheduling your most difficult tasks during this time, you’ll breeze through it and be able to stay focused. Just be careful to consider the accessibility of others if they are required to complete your tasks. You don’t want tone held up waiting for others in order to finish what you started.
Watch the Clock: Even if you have to use a timer, it’s important to take breaks when your supposed to in order to avoid project fatigue. My best example for this is during video edits. Video editing is always a task that takes longer than expected so even if I can’t finish, I always put it away when I’m supposed to so that when I can come back to it, I’m fresh and more productive.

6) Social media time: Handling your social media postings is supposed to be fun but if you have really popular pages it can get to be a time consuming task getting back to everyone and keeping your pages updated. I recommend checking on your pages during the most active times and on specific days. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays join in on Twitter and add new content to Facebook for 15 min mornings or evenings. Tuesday and Thursday respond to blog comments 30 minutes. Fridays: spend 1 hour analyzing your traffic at your blog or website.

7) Auto posting: This is such an amazing way to automatically feed valuable content to your social media pages. Most blog builder sites like WordPress and tumblr have an auto post setting that will share your posts automatically to your social media feeds. Be sure to make sure that you pages auto feed to at least one other social media page. For instance, when I post an article on my WordPress blog I have it set so it automatically sends that post out to my Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, tumblr and reverbnation page. This is a terrific way to make sure that you are keeping all your social media pages up to date.

8) Keeping Notes: one of my best time saving tips that I use constantly is keeping notes. I have a legal pad that I keep by my side and of coarse my phone for jotting down ideas. It really helps when I’m ready to update my social media pages with content, when I need to remember ideas I had for articles, and especially when I need to remember those amazing ideas I have lying in bed at night. LoL

9) Relax: I saved one of the best for last. Incorporating the word “Relax” into my thoughts and actions is very important to me. When you have a very busy schedule and lots of people in your life, it really helps to know yourself and recognize when it’s time to relax. Keeping your calm is essential to staying productive because if you have a melt down, consider yourself out for the count. Melt downs cause your brain to freeze and slide your body into an intense exhaustion that kills your creativity and renders you incapable of making good decisions. So do yourself a favor, remind yourself that your life is not a race, your building a life you’ve always dreamed of and you are in total control of your schedule. It is only as busy as YOU allow it to be.

Hot Topic Tuesday: Top 10 Tips For Making a Viral Video

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Join host Jacqueline Jax and George Allen for a Hot Topic Tuesday discussion about what it takes to make a video go viral.. In case you didn’t already realize, viral videos are definitely what you should be shooting for when trying to build your brand and make yourself stand out from the crowd. If your super creative, then shoot for the stars and try to make all your videos go viral but to take some pressure off, let’s start with just one. If you have your own YouTube channel filled with great videos about your brand but your not getting the hits you need I have some fabulous tips to inspire you and get your videos competing against the odds.

1) Funny: funny is the leading trait of a viral video. Where other themes like cute, scary, weird and unusual may do well nothing inspires people to share like laughter. If you can make someone laugh, they can’t resist sharing that chuckle with their friends.

2) Eye Catching: the game is won or lost in the first few seconds so you’ll want to put your best foot forward in the beginning of your video to grab a viewers attention. Make it eye-catching and make sure it’s memorable.

3) Music- what’s a video without music? Even if your creation isn’t a music video, be sure to infuse it with music that supports the action. It sets the tone, supports your content, and keeps your viewer engaged.

4) Stunts: although very dangerous for novices to attempt. Stunts tend to do well. But let’s not get crazy. You don’t have to risk your neck for a stunt to be great. Enlist the professionals and only do what you know. FYI.. I am in no way recommending that you go out there and risk your life. Practice common sense and leave the really dangerous stuff on the green screen.

5) Reaction Videos on the fly: an honest and in the moment reaction makes a great video theme. Keep that camera ready for those opportunities when something is amusing. You may even want to plan a spoof or punk a friend. Just keep it honest and don’t encourage or support violence.

6) Pop Culture: Getting inspired by what’s happening in your own pop culture will always be a smart move especially if your theme has a shelf life. Although some pop culture references disappear quickly, many themes hold buzz for centuries and incorporating them into your video can work in two ways. 1- making your video more relatable to people who embraced that piece of pop culture 2- catching and riding a trend wave A few themes that have never passed and will always have a following are…. Star Wars, Star Track, Superman, Batman, South Park, The Beatles, Elvis, Ghost Buster,

7) Copy-cats: I couldn’t make a top 10 without addressing the copy cat ideas. Parodies, remixes, mash-ups definitely get attention when launched immediately after a viral video has sprung into the top spot. But if your going to do one, make sure you do it quickly. Once a video has achieved viral status, you’ll want to be one of the first to launch while the idea is hot so you don’t get lost in the mix or catch the video on its down cycle.

8) Originality: Most of the best videos that i have seen are born from original ideas. The concepts are simple and fresh being born in that moment the camera hits its subject. Seeing things through the creators eyes is what makes it so real, so incredibly interesting and fascinating to watch.

9) Chemistry: Many times when your watching a video that’s hilarious there’s a comical chemistry between the participants. This chemistry that exists in its natural state makes the video what it is.

10) Lack of Planning: Over planning can kill a video. Any time situations occur and people go back to try to recreate the situation, they take away the most important elements that make a video outstanding. There is no word for it but it’s a combination of my previous points I’m giving you here today. So keep your cameras and your phones on and in that moment, is really where the most viral videos are born.

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Topics:
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Today’s Music Business
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Monday: The Hottest Viral Marketing Strategy Sweeping the World
More and more brands are now devising content strategies beyond traditional advertising to draw bigger and more engaged audiences. These strategies are pumping in as many as 7.1 million people in a 24 hour viral flash. Do you know what those strategies are? Find out Monday on my next newsletter. Don’t miss it subscribe now: http://eepurl.com/vKMbX

New Music Monday:
Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring Acoustic singer songwriter Naomi Psalm. Talking about topics like what is the biggest challenge that you have faced as an indie artist, how did you overcome it and narrowing down your niche.
Music lineup: Glenn Goss, Ryan Stone, Robb Hill, Brian J Cline, Carla Jo Carr
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Tuesday: Hot Topic Tuesday: Top 10 Tips for Making a Viral Video::
Join me live as I explain the how to… researched from the top guru’s in the biz.

Wednesday: Picking Up Your Marketing Pace::
Why it’s important and I have a great plan to get you going.

Thursday: Striking a Balance::
Find out my secrets on when to engage and when to work.

Friday: 5 Things to remember for creating meaningful content::
Are you out of ideas? Do you hear crickets when you look at your web stats? Never fear because I have some great things to share.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Starting a Youtube Channel For Fun and Profit

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she sits down with Beauty Guru of the Year Youtube Partner Tracy Timberake. Get the inside scoop about what’s happening on youtube today.

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  • The advantages of starting your own youtube channel
  • How to become a youtube partner
  • Things to know before setting up your channel
  • Ways to brand yourself on youtube and building your own community

 

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Hot Topic Tuesday Getting More Twitter Followers

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Join Jacqueline Jax as she gives you some awesome ways to get more followers on Twitter. Includes: tageting your tweets, using # & @ symbols, and how to find the daily trending tweet chats.

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Hot Topic Tuesday Step Up Your Music Marketing A Game

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Join Jacqueline Jax as she gives you some awesome information on this years hot trends and secrets for successful music marketing.  Step up your A-game with a new plan for increasing your sales, fan base and engagement. Transform your music career into a lucrative  and successfully thriving business.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Selling More Music Online

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gives you 3 easy tips for selling more music online.

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Hot Topic: 5 Easy SEO Tips For Search Engine Listing Success

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Join host Jacqueline Jax for Hot Topic Tuesday as she gives you real answers to your personal branding and marketing questions. Tonight’s topic: 5 Easy SEO Tips For Search Engine Listing Success.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: 10 Ways to Promote Your Online Website, Blog or Newsletter

 

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Join host Jacqueline Jax for Hot Topic Tuesday as she gives you real answers to your personal branding and marketing questions. Tonight’s topic: 10 Ways to Promote Your Online Website, Blog or Newsletter.

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Hot Topic Tuesday Personal Branding and Music Marketing

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Music Marketing and Personal Branding

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she answers some of your most asked questions about personal branding and music marketing.

Question:
Michael : I’ve listened to the webnar 3 times and each time it has come back to my blogging abilities. Ms Jax to be honest I don’t know what I’m doing there. I have someone handling my website and keeping that where it’s supposed to be but blogging….. lol I don’t know whats interesting, what to write that will draw people in, and the rest that comes with that. I’ve been blogging every night through Reverbnation.com all of my site are synced there to reach FB, my web site and others. So when I blog it hits them all. www.reverbnation.com/michaelegleton

Jacqueline: Great question Michael.. I actually wrote about this once on the marketing tip of the day… We talk alot about how to market great content but rarely do I find anyone instructing on how to create excellent content that may be more attractive to your readers, friends, fans, etc. so here are some ideas for you.

1) Make it interactive. Include a quick poll relating to your industry topic. Allow your readers to participate and be heard. Don’t forget to include a share button to pass it along to a friend.

2) Share your views on topics. Industry related or other things. Express an opinion about your topic of interest, similar to what bloggers do. If your company has a blog, this is a great place to link to your latest post. If you have a music page, lead your topic into a reason to listen to one of your songs or watch your video. If you sell products, include a link where you can buy a product that supports your opinion…. listen to the show for more….

3) Have fun. Don’t make your news all about business 24-7. Share a joke, a funny picture or a funny story. If you a musician, share some pictures from your last recording session or performance and tell the story like a diary entry. If your a blogger, switch things up and be creative by writing about something whimsical that strikes your interest today. If your an artists, how about a cool how to or DYI Sunday project. You don’t have to share every day. Start with once a week and add in days as you get inspired.

4) Use a note pad during the week to jot down reminders of what you should talk about or get done during your update. That will help you save time, focus and stay motivated when it’s time to update.

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Hi Miss Jax. I love your show and have been trying to do my best to be more active in my pages. People have been trying to access my page from their phones and don’t get anything. Is there something I should be doing to make my web site able to be seen on mobile phones?

Jacqueline: Carrie you have a flash web site and you may not realize it when building with flash web tools but it doesn’t get seen by search engines well nor can you view it on phones so here are a few things to remember.

1) No Flash- Flash is cool in normal web browsers but it won’t display on many mobile devices. Try a wordpress page because its really easy to build in minutes, there is a music artists templets or hundreds of others and you can embed YouTube links and use a few brilliant images to make your statement.

2) Simplify Navigation- Links are not always easy to click on a smart phone, so keep your navigation simple.

3) Easy Read- try to keep the important information upfront and easy to find. Things like contact information, mission statements, product links or subscriber opt ins should be front and center.

These answers and more were covered on Today’s Hot Topic Tuesday.
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Hot Topic Tuesday: Ways To Improve Your Emails Content

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she breaks down ways to improve your email content to strengthen your brand.

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Hot Topic Tuesday Email Newsletter Marketing Tips

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she breaks down content, writing better titles, how to avoid spam triggers and how to test your champagne.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Think Big About Sales and Email Marketing

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she walks you through the key elements of email marketing and how to Think Big About Sales so you can make more money 24-7, even while you sleep.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Getting Linked on Linkedin

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gives you insider tips on building a successful linked in profile and using it to grow your personal brand, share your music and business.

Music by Ryan Stone (Go Higher), Robb Hill (Watching Waiting), Orange Avenue (As You Fall)

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Marketing Tip of The Day: If We Can’t Find You, We Won’t Come

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Marketing Tip of The Day: If We Can’t Find You, We Won’t Come

It seems like a no brainer, but I can’t tell you how many times I go to a web site and can’t find the artists upcoming shows and where to see them or the address of a local business or even contact info for a company I want to do business with. I can’t tell you how important these things are for the success of your business. Go to your web page or blog today and see how long it takes to get to this information and make sure the links aren’t hard to find because If they can’t find you, then they won’t come.
This is Jacqueline Jax from AvALiveRadio.com with my online marketing tip of the day. Be sure to subscribe to our channel at www.youtube.com/AvALiveRadio and also our main web site for more helpful tips delivered right to your email. Thanks for reading.
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Marketing Tip of The Day: Don’t Give Up, Just Follow Through


Marketing Tip of The Day: Don’t Give Up, Just Follow Through

Its so easy to get discouraged with online marketing. You may have set a goal in January to start a daily blog or made plans to update your website weekly and as February rolled around, you found yourself less than motivated. Perhaps, it was your lack of traffic or to few responses. But I’m here to encourage you with two helpful tips to get you back on track before the first quarter of our year has passed us by.
1. Set a writing schedule today. Get a calendar and set aside 1-2 hours per week to update your blog/web site. That’s not alot of time if your looking at the big picture. Use a note pad during the week to jot down reminders of what you should talk about or get done during your update. That will help you save time, focus and stay motivated when it’s time to update.
2. Next make a point to share your updates somehow on your social media pages every time your there. This way people will remember to go check it out and if you do it regularly, you’ll build a following.

Always remember, it’s discouraging to readers when you don’t post updates, plus it makes your company or brand look lazy and uninteresting. Instead, treat your web site or blog like a professional means of communication and be consistent. Even if it’s just once a week, maintaining frequency will keep readers engaged and create lots of searchable content to get you found.

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michael egletonQuestion :: Michael Egleton : www.MichaelEgleton.com :: OMG! lol Ms. Jax! Thank you so, so much for your guidance and support. I was speaking to someone today about how you encouraged me and challenged me to do better in the presentation of myself and my music. When I receive sound advice I take it to heart and act on it with the best of my abilities and strength. I have great friends who are also lending their guidance to my career. I thank you so much for your expertise and not “sugar coating” anything. I have to be a certain way for the industry and you told me to step it up if I was serious about what I wanted to achieve in music and my career. I’ll be signing up for your webinar. My question is: Is there such a thing as a “Fast Track” when it comes to entertainment?

Answer: Jacqueline Jax : Radio Host http://www.AvALiveRadio.com ::
Dear Michael, I looked at your web site and I have to say that I am so proud and excited that I have had some influence on your design and movement forward. I love your new web site and cant wait to see your pages continue to evolve. Terrific job!!! As far as the “Fast Track” . If your looking for a faster way to break into the “BIG TIME”, there is a thing we like to call “Paying Dues” that is absolutely necessary to any top professional. The reason for this is that it takes time to perfect your skills in any profession but all the wonderful things you discover along the way just make you that much smarter and savvy. You will need that education in order to make good career choices as you advance forward. Hard work on your part, will certainly pay off for you but learn to work smart. Always carry your business cards and a press card or CDs with you and constantly tell people about your music. Ask them to come support your new projects, your new web site, come to see you play… You have lots of things to self promote. Do lots of marketing online using my daily tips and always answer comments and emails. I can say that money moves a career forward alot faster but not always in a good way that will sustain a lasting career. Financial resources will just allow you to higher the right team of people to work for you in brand building and promotion so you don’t have to do it all by your self. But remember this… the more people you have in your life, the more complicated it will become so always learn tasks yourself first and then higher out so you know what your looking for in an employee and also so you can help them to work smart.

Moe BellagloriaQuestion :: Moe BellaGloria : moebigbandsinger.wix.com/sinatraman66 :: I am looking for the next big step for may career, an agent, a manager, so my question is, where would you suggest I search through? Thank you.

Answer: Jacqueline Jax : Radio Host www.AvALiveRadio.com ::
Hi Moe. First let me thank you for subscribing to our show and becoming a loyal listener. Great question. The internet is a wealth of resources at your figure tips but many people like yourself, just haven’t had the time to look around. So one of the things A.V.A Live Radio likes to do is share resources and work as a guide through the different platforms available. Once you have your web site designed, music in order, CD launched, video’s of your live performances and photographs perfected, only then should you consider taking the next step- building your team. An agent/ manager can help you take your career to the next level but only if you have a solid foundation for them to use. You can’t rely on anyone to do it for you unless you are ready to pay them big money for their work. Two important things I would do to start looking for that perfect manager is:: Subscribe to www.AvALiveRadio.com and listen to the shows to get more in touch with our music community. Featured artists talk about their managers all the time giving you a great recommendation. Plus the web page also send emails to the subscribers announcing management who are looking for talent and other great music career opportunities. Second, I would set up a Linkedin profile and join all the music industry groups you can find. Post a discussion on what your looking for sharing your links, contact information and pages and then start reading and participating in the other discussions. Once you have found a few solid choices, send your press package and a personal letter to the manager telling them why you would like them to manage you. And most importantly note THEIR strengths that you have observed while deciding to ask them for their help.

Hot Topic Tuesday Fast Track Your Music Career

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she helps you Fast Track your Music Career with answers to your most asked questions. Questions submitted via jacquelinejax.com/contact/

Questions for the show:
1) Question :: Michael Egleton : www.MichaelEgleton.com :: OMG! lol Ms. Jax! Thank you so, so much for your guidance and support. I was speaking to someone today about how you encouraged me and challenged me to do better in the presentation of myself and my music. When I receive sound advice I take it to heart and act on it with the best of my abilities and strength. I have great friends who are also lending their guidance to my career. I thank you so much for your expertise and not “sugar coating” anything. I have to be a certain way for the industry and you told me to step it up if I was serious about what I wanted to achieve in music and my career. I’ll be signing up for your webinar. My question is: Is there such a thing as a “Fast Track” when it comes to entertainment?

2) Question :: Moe BellaGloria : moebigbandsinger.wix.com/sinatraman66 :: I am looking for the next big step for my career, an agent, a manager, so my question is, where would you suggest I search through? Thank you.

You’ll get the answers to these questions and more on Hot Topic Tuesday. Submit a question via Ask Jax. jacquelinejax.com/contact/

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Web Friendly Websites
No matter what the goal of your business’ website, personal blog or music site is, good design is essential to attracting viewers and keeping them interested. When designing your site, be sure to use clear navigation, avoid bright neon colors that disappear on white making it hard to read, and keep information clear, distinctive and short. Every word counts so you’ll want your text filled with rich key words that make sense without over stating your point. Since indexing web crawlers don’t recognize images, use only important images and make sure they are tagged in their saved titles. If you help your customers get what they want without overwhelming them, you will succeed in creative a web site where buyers and readers will be back for more. Want to see a great web site rich in key words, tagged photos and content? Check out the A.V.A Live Radio this month charting a hefty 41,000+ total page views on the site.

Marketing Tip of the Day : The Power of Permissions
Don’t underestimate the value of permissions marketing. In todays competitive online playing field, if you don’t get permission to be one of the select companies to contact a customer, your marketing strategy will go now where. As people get more computer savvy, spam filters and online viewer tolerance for the uninvited is reaching an all time high so if you want to get in touch with your people, be sure to get permission and spend time making every email count because we are only as interesting as our last email.

Marketing Tip of the Day: Measure Your Social Media Success
If you are using social media to promote your project, blogs, business or music you’ll want to make sure that your efforts are reaching a level of success. In order to measure your level of social media success on any of your posts, you’ll want to pay attention to your audience and their activity. That involves keeping track of how many followers you have and how often they share your content, enter a contest, or post a comment or review; it’s a clear sign of what resonates with your audience and more importantly what doesn’t. You should also compare popular times when most people are online and judge the responses accordingly. Over all, an increase in these numbers leads to better awareness about what your promoting.

Marketing Tip of the Day: No Death Valley Websites
Are you keeping your web site content up to date? Not staying up-to-date with news, blogs, etc is Death Valley for a web site. When you’re active on Facebook and Twitter, it’s easy to feel like you’re constantly updating stuff and doing more than enough. But if someone goes to your site and sees your last entry was posted over a year ago, they’re going to think you’ve got nothing going on and have abandoned your web page. If your actively working on your craft, there are always things to talk about. Think about adding a blog style profile page that links or feed to your front page and shares directly to your social media platforms. This way, you can post your updates on your web site first and share to social media from there like a spider web. Remember your social media pages do not belong to you and can be taken down at any time so start building your web site subscriber list now.

Hot Topic Tuesday: Choosing a Successful Brand Name

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