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A.V.A Live Radio Interview with Eddie Heller from Toxic Box

Toxic_boxJacqueline JaxJAX: How did you get your start in music?
Eddie: To be honest, I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. We had a baby grand piano in our home growing up and my parents have pictures of me as an infant sitting on my dad’s lap playing. My dad is an accomplished piano player and the 1st recollection I have of playing is around 4 or 5 years old. I played clarinet in elementary school and in 7th grade drums became my main instrument. By high school and college I was playing guitar and bass as well. I was a terrible candidate for music lessons – I had ADHD and had trouble concentrating. Luckily, playing by ear came easy to me. I’m not a virtuoso on any instrument (nobody is paying money to watch me perform on a specific instrument – lol) ……. my strengths are creativity/songwriting, a metronome sense of timing, and hopefully a well rounded appreciation of everything that goes into a song.

JAX: Pick one of your songs and tell me the story behind it. What’s the song about? Is there a back story about how it was written or recorded?
Eddie: Credit Card Song – this is the 1st song I submitted to you. In answering the question, it’s best to answer the 1st part last. I suppose that most artists come up with a story line and develop the music around that. For whatever reason, I typically have no idea of the meaning of the song until I write the beat/hook/melody. Even after the music has been written, the lyrics are not motivated by a specific story or feeling, rather the sounds of the words and how they fit into the syncopation or groove. I remember hearing a quote from John Lennon (my favorite song writer) stating that he would write the music and throw in words that didn’t necessarily mean anything, but sounded like they musically fit in the song. He laughed, and stated that folks thought he was a lyrical genius when in fact the opposite was true. I always found that amusing.

In Credit Card Song, I wrote the riff 1st, then the chorus. I imagined rapping during the verse, but knew that I’d have to reach out to a “professional” to get the dramatic effect that was desired. There was no name for the track – we had to label the song for a rough draft recording and someone in the band blurted our Credit Card Song (probably for lack of anything else). Bill Curtis, our singer, ran with the theme of Credit Card and wrote the lyrics. The song is about how a drug addict finances their habit on credit, but the credit is a metaphor for the user’s body/mind and not actual money. Just like irresponsibly using and maxing out a credit card, the drug addict abuses their body and mind now and pays for it later when everything falls apart

My producer came up with the idea of recording the whole song minus the verse/rap and having a contest with a small financial prize. He submitted the unfinished track (with the theme we were shooting for) to 3 rappers he had worked with. Each submitted their interpretation and we selected Kezo from Northern California. We did some final mixing and were finished. It was a fun process. One thing I love about writing and recording is that each song has a different journey to completion and you never know what direction you’re headed.

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JAX: What’s the music scene like in your town? Places to go? Tell me about one fun thing you like to do?
Eddie: I live in the DC area. My take is that on a macro scale it is about average, in line with other large cities. Nobody is leaving other big cities and coming here to make it big. That being said, there are many local bands, both original and cover, that have emerged locally. There are musical mini scenes and shows from different genres of music that would satisfy anyone’s live music preferences. I love watching live music, whether it be an acoustic set at a suburban coffee house or a national act at the 9:30 club downtown

JAX:  Have you found any challenges that you’ve had to overcome on social media? And is there any technology that has helped you engage with your fans?
Eddie: All of us are creative, but don’t really have the time to develop awesome media. We all have full time jobs and like to spend available time playing/writing music. There is so much great technology available. We’re currently working on a full album – when we’re finished, we’ll hire a manager who hopefully will take advantage of every available outlet to maximize our exposure

JAX: But even with social media… Why do you think it’s so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream big markets?
Eddie: The industry has really changed ……. I think mostly for the better. You are right. The negative about the industry, in it’s newest form, is that money & Corporate interests make it hard for indie’s to break through into the mainstream big markets. The positive is that technology has enabled more people to hear more artists. Creative platforms, like yours, have sprouted up and enabled artists like myself (who admittedly doesn’t have their marketing act together) get some exposure. I’ve submitted songs through internet portals and some are even being pitched for network shows. Many songs you hear in important places were recorded in basements from artists who don’t have an “industry” appearance. This probably wasn’t possible years ago. I’m looking at the glass half full here

JAX: Every true artist has a creative journey they hope for, what is the legacy you want to leave? How do you want to be remembered for your music?
Eddie: At it’s core, music is subjective. There is no such thing as a good song or bad song. I like music that moves me. It’s different for every listener. I’d like people to be moved by my music, but I know that’s not guaranteed.

JAX: Artists who seek to make their art a career often face challenges that question their sense of purpose and creativity.. What is your experience with negative energy? How do you remove the monetary value as a means of influence over or judgement of your art?
Do you find that there is to much emphasis on the current market or Is there a balance that you have found helpful in your artistic decisions?
Eddie: Music is not my career (how I pay the bills) yet. I try to see the good in everyone/thing so I don’t experience much negative energy. Great questions by the way – I’ve never actually sat down and thought about it, but monetary value and current market actually do influence me ……. but only slightly. When I write a song I typically focus on a beat, hook, and melody/chorus. I never think about money or current market standards when doing this. However, when the song goes into production, I do keep in mind the potential marketability of the track. One of my foremost objectives is to be a professional musician (full time) and right now I am not. In order to accomplish this I need to have a balance between creativity and the reality of market expectations

JAX: Are you religious? Do you believe in fate? (Whatever is meant for you will come your way?) Do you believe that if you think positively and imagine yourself being that person, living a certain way or enjoying something you’ve always wanted you can bring it to you.
Eddie: I’m not religious, per say, but am spiritual in that I feel connected to people. I don’t believe in fate (things are predestined to come your way). I do believe that thoughts, be them negative or positive, have a tremendous influence over the way we are. I always try to stay positive, keeping in mind that unavoidable unpleasant things happen. I try to always be nice to others and smile a lot. That being said, everyone has a bad day now & again

JAX: What are you most thankful for?
Eddie: Honestly, and not to sound too corny, the typical stuff – family, friends, relationships, creative journeys. Oh yea, and my other vices – football, basketball, hockey, weight lifting, comedy, comedy, and more comedy. Did I mention music

JAX: Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years?
Eddie: I wish I was more specifically goal oriented, but I’m not. Loosely, I’d like to be a full timer in music. I’d love to be performing my songs in front of thousands of people. I hope that happens, but I honestly enjoy the creative process and interaction with my band mates, producer, other musician friends. If it takes me to the next level, then icing on the cake !!!!!

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{Secrets of Success} Digging Deep For Interviews

Jacqueline_Jax_avalive_radioI interview artists and entrepreneurs weekly for the station and am amazed at how many people spend so little time on their interviews. I’ll start by sending them about 10 questions to help them create a story about themselves and their work and am often disappointed in the responses. Although entrepreneurs typically have a lot of interview savvy, giving up lots of personal stories and playful accounts about how they interact with their business and the people in it, Artists take the longest to respond and often hold back every aspect of what makes them interesting to the readers. Amazing to me, since entertainers  should be able to entertain. Today’s music artist seems guarded and scared of revealing those wonderful frailties that make their stories so unique, interesting and relatable.

Recently, I received an interview back from an artist after several weeks filled with vague one sentence answers that offered no details. They had flattened their lives so senselessly that if I would have posted the interview, people may have unsubscribed from our web site and at the very least taken a pass on the artist no matter how talented they were.

My point of telling you this story is to enlighten and hopefully inspire you to pay more attention to how you present yourself to people. It’s important to build a consistent story line of how you started expanding into the many wonderful experiences that brought you to where you are today. That’s what makes you unique and interesting to people. To further, illustrate this idea, I thought I would share one of my letters with you so you can benefit from the perspective.

(The artists name has been excluded to protect the innocent as they learn how to perfect their interviewing skills.)

Jacqueline Jax:  Hello _____,
Yes, we are all very busy with multiple projects and jobs. I myself run 3 companies and still make the time to do these interviews for wonderful artists like yourself. I can’t impress upon you the importance of investing yourself in everything you do, especially when it promotes something you work so hard for.

I do a magazine interview every week for one network or another and have found that those interviews about me really work together to paint a full picture of my journey. People decide through these interviews if they want to know more about me. #1 artists and entertainers at the top of their game, spend time from 7-10am of every morning interviewing with multiple people and radio stations regardless of their late night activities or long work hours. . It’s a huge part of this business and being successful.

Thanks for your answers but please go back and expand.  We have discovered that content is the key to great search engine listings. If you could expand a bit on each of your answers, I think they would be more engaging and readers may be more interested in relating to you.

Quick and vague answers tell the reader nothing about who you are and what you stand for.

Isn’t that  one of the goals in doing the  interview to begin with?  We want you to get the most out of your interview with us so please take another pass at it and tell a little story or two about yourself by answering the how, why and the when of each question.

Do your best, this article will hold a valuable piece of internet real estate for many years to come with your name on it so make it a story that counts outlining the experiences that brought you to who you are today.

Best to you always,
Jacqueline Jax
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Changing the Game of Music with Preston Sullivan of Royalty Exchange

AVA_Live_radio_Preston_Sullivan_Game_Changer_Royalty_ExchangeListen in Now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2014/04/22/changing-the-game-of-music-with-preston-sullivan-from-royalty-exchange

Join host Jacqueline Jax as she talks with VP East Coast Sales Royalty Exchange, Preston Sullivan, about the future of music royalty’s and how he’s changing the game. Royalty Exchange is the world’s first market place for buying and selling royalties on a safe and efficient platform. Many thanks to @Preston Sullivan for coming on our show to talk about the company and the future of new artists royalties. Including the importance of registering your songs correctly to build up your royalty values from air play and sales performance over time.

A serial entrepreneur, Preston Sullivan has amassed over 35 years in the business of music and technology. Since graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1977 (Preston was a member of the 1974 Peach Bowl team), he started and ran successful ventures from LA to Nashville. Though a popular entertainer, singer and sax player on the west coast, Sullivan decided to move back to his beloved city of Nashville from Los Angeles and made the transition from artist to music executive in the years that followed. He built and launched companies such as college rock label Carlyle Records with offices in Nashville and Amsterdam, Preston Sullivan Music, ASCAP and Surespin Songs BMI with current copyrights associated with Universal Music Publishing and Cal IV Music. He was in-house producer and studio manager for Sixteenth Avenue Sound whose world renowned clients recorded over 80 platinum and gold records. In 1997 Sullivan jumped into the technology sector and co-founded the successful dotcom Tappedinto.com later called Streamlogics, a pioneer in webcasting and the streaming video business. Sullivan helped lead the company in global sales that resulted in a profitable sale in 2009 to Thomson Reuters.

Sales-Brochure-FrontNow VP of East Coast Sales with Royalty Exchange: Founded in 2011, Royalty Exchange started after identifying the need for a centralized marketplace where royalty owners could monetize their royalties and investors seeking to purchase alternative assets could invest in them. Our mission is simply to provide a platform where all types of royalty assets, such as music, television and film or patents, intellectual property, and mineral rights, can be bought or sold in an effort to bring value to both the investor and seller.

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Jax Couture Home Shopping Segment #1 Print Sundresses with Jacqueline Jax

Host Jacqueline Jax shares the latest print sundresses of the Spring and Summer 2014 fashion season from www.BLONDiBeachwear.com . Video includes how to wear them, fashion styling tips, where to wear your print dresses and what styles work for different figure types. She also gives you terrific tips on using style lines to shape your silhouette, how to hide figure flaws and which dresses make you look curvy.

Shop the main web site right now and receive 20% off all spring dresses. Prices have already been reduced on the web site but it only lasts until midnight April 17, 2014. www.blondibeachwear.com/Sundresses_s/170.htm

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{Interview} Secrets of Success: Advantages to a WordPress Website, SEO Tips & Getting Views

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she sits down with WordPress Website Design expert Hector Torres (www.idealocity.com) about the advantages of having a wordpress web site. Topics will also include SEO Tips of the trade for the best results, the most important things to have on your web pages, and how to get more views. If you want or have your own website, product page or blog, you don’t want to miss this show.

best-free-wordpress-themesSome of the topics that will be discussed are:
Why do we recommend using WordPress for a website?
Easy to use for novice users.

What’s the difference between using self hosted wordpress.org and fully hosted wordpress.com? Experiment with wordpress.com with a limited web page that works terrific for bloggers but is limited when trying to sell products or using adwords. For a more advanced web site with additional features defiantly go with a self hosted web building styles: like sample: http://www.idealocity.com/recent-work/

Is WordPress just for blogging or can it be used for selling products and services?  No it can be used by anyone.

What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimization success is all about content. Be sure to keep things fresh and think about key things like tagging, tiles and content.

Tips:
1) Always use an H1 tag heading and subheadings somewhere inside your post to allow the search engines to identify your topics. Make sure to use them in order. (Heading 1, 2, 3..)
2) Use hyperlinks to other pages and posts related to your content. Never use (click here) instead type out the page title so the key words will help you to get better traction.
3) Add images to enhance your SEO listings. Make sure to use the ALT tag to describe your image. Be very descriptive including the key words only. You do not need to include unimportant words in the title like: the, and, with..

What are some important things to place on your pages and posts to improve your content and SEO? It’s important to create content that aligns with your topic. Identify your sub-niche and stick to it. Don’t diversify to much without adding menu or categories items to your web site frame. It’s very important to be organized with your content.

What are the differences between on-page SEO and off-page SEO?

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Jax Couture Home Shopping Segment with Jacqueline Jax

Jax_Couture_home_shoppingSo many offers so little time! Join host Jacqueline Jax for the Jax Couture special at home shopping segment broadcasting live weekly on AvALiveRadio.com . Subscribe now to our main web site and also to JaxCouture.com for special pricing offers and notifications of the broadcasts. You won’t want to miss the amazing savings and style she has in store for you.

WHERE: Our show will broadcast live on Monday and Wednesday at 8pm est via Youtube.com/AvALiveRadio but you will want to subscribe for details about the shows and special 24 hour savings discounts.

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Enter To Win an iLoud Speaker from IK Multimedia

iloud-ikmultimedia-avaliveradio-giveawayI have some exciting news for you. This month I’ll be giving away an iLOUD Speaker from our friends at IKMULTIMEDIA.com .  Learn how to win below…

iloud_speaker_ikmulitmediaENTER TO WIN: Subscribe to us here on the web site, then make sure you “Like” IKMULTIMEDIA & AVALIVERADIO on facebook and share it with your friends. Keep your eyes & ears open because I will be announcing our winner live on air during a broadcast at the end of the month and also posting your name here on our web site. Good Luck! – Jacqueline Jax (Host of A.V.A Live Radio)

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Our company motto, “Musicians First,” actually has a couple of different meanings. First, we’re musicians. And we’re musicians first — engineers, software designers, business specialists, marketing and sales pros, warehouse experts, logistics managers and overall nice guys and girls second. What does that mean to you? It means we only design and create products that we would use. It’s a very simple philosophy, but there’s beauty in simplicity, and it actually guides our product development and production processes. And it works extremely well for us and for you.

ikmultimedia-team2So that’s our philosophy for operation. And we’ve been doing it longer and better than any other company in the market. You see, we don’t “exceed” expectations at IK. We create completely new ones by creating tools that inspire new levels of creativity.

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Behind The Music with Irish Singer Songwriter Justin J Grant

Behind the music Justin J Grant - Jacqueline JaxJustin J Grant is a singer/multi-instrumentalist from Newry, N.Ireland. He has been performing in public from the age of fifteen, formerly as the front man of a locally acclaimed six piece band and currently as a solo artist playing all over Ireland and the U.K. Justin is a prolific writer and has an extensive Catalogue of wonderful melody driven contemporary songs of which fourteen are presented on his debut album, “  Break The Wing  “

INTERVIEW

JAX: Where were you born and where have you been living for the past 10 years.
JUSTIN: I was born in Newry Co Down N. Ireland,  I got interested in music from an early age.  And then people told me I could sing I just thought I was making a funny noise,  So I ended up playing guitar and singing in bands.  In 2001 I had ideas about songs of my own so I bought a cheap ticket & headed for the bright lights of Belfast City.  And I am very grateful I have had the chance to enlighten a few peoples ear holes along the way with my music.


JAX: Why do you create music and what do you most love about it?
JUSTIN: Well I had nothing else to do,  I started out as a guitar player back then I had to sing well because nobody else wanted to sing my songs, And I had a natural talent for the guitar because my father was a musician he tought me how to play and I really liked the idea about that. My passion for song blossomed on the back of a love for an eclectic range of stars like The Mamas and Papas,  The Beatles, David Bowie, Tim Hardin, Glen Campbell, Hendrix, Cream, And I used to watch people playing on stage and thought wow hey one day that could be me and now it appears to be that way,  Weather people like it or not is neither here nor there.  So I just started writing more songs working with my then producer/ manager Andy Cowan Martin where we shuffled songs about,  From some scratchy beginnings we have ended up with what I think is a really great album of which I am very proud.


JAX: Do you play gigs, tour or primarily share your music online? And are there any challenges to what your doing?
JUSTIN: Last year I played live across Ireland and England and we have picked up radio play in Japan, Nashville, Spain, Holland, UK Ireland and number 10 in the UK Country charts. At the moment I am working on new material writing recording demos that sort of thing,   All I can do is put my music out there and hope people like it,  And if they don’t well I can always do a runner Hee Hee. Well the internet is taking over in a big so I am afraid to say I will have to let peter the carrier pigeon go,…But for the time being if any one wants to get a hold of my music then go to I tunes/ Amazon & just squirt Justin J Grant “Break the Wing”  into the web & I shall pop up.


JAX: Name 3 words that best describe you and tell me why.
JUSTIN: Happy Hoppy Floppy   Well because I am a happy kinda guy,  Hoppy because I cant sit down always on the go go me & floppy because I have long-lasting floppy disk hair.


JAX:  What’s the music scene like where you are? Best places to go to hear music?
JUSTIN: Ireland has always had a great music scene,  My best venues for original music would have to be the Spirit Store in Dundalk, Amplified Bar in Newry & The Black Box Belfast.

JAX: Tell me about your best music moment.
JUSTIN: My best music moment would have to be back in 2008 watching Glen Campbell perform  Wichita Lineman Live at the waterfront hall in Belfast,  tugs at my heart and soul every time.

Hey I have had a few great moments in my life and this is one of them,  Thanks for having me. I am humbled XO

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{Artist Spotlight} Take a Ride on a Musical Journey

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi Hendrix

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.” – Ray Charles
Monday_stephanie_lewis_johnny_juarez_ava_live_radioNew Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”.

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New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

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New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion::
Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album.

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The A.V.A Live Radio: How to Brand and Market your name using Search engine keywords, adwords, and facebook

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gives you the hard truth about branding your name online using adwords, facebook and search engines. with questions answered from our audience.

Q: Benni Chawes – Website: http://www.chawes.net
I just listen to you on youtube “Choosing a Successful Brand Name”. Thanks a lot for sharing your wisdom!!! I’m REALLY in big doubt about my name….!!!
It’s absolutely special ‘Benni Chawes’ but gets misspelled a lot let alone mispronounced.
I’m a danish singer/piano player. I do jazz/soul/pop idiom (www.chawes.net) and have been using that (birth) name for 8+ years now. I think I’m cutting of potential fans – or at least not getting out there as much as I could with that name. And that’s a shame – I LOOOOVE performing and sharing my music with them. When ever I perform world wide in all modesty people really love what I’m doing :-)
I also incorporate my vocal instruments into the show. With my voice I sound like the true guitar, drums, bass, and percussion.
I released an album (late 2006), have toured in 20+ countries, sponsored by prestigious Bang & Olufsen as the first musician ever, won awards and have opened up for Ray Charles. Can you guide me? How do I go about this? Help…!!!!! :-)
Thanks for reading all this ;-)
Bless you. Benni

A: First let me say thank you for tuning in and I’m really glad you asked this question. Our name is something we all agonize over especially when things don’t take off as quickly as anticipated. Here are a few things you should consider moving forward.

1) since this is your birth name no one can ever prevent you from using it even if they trademark it and unusual names can be great for search engine listings. If no one else has a name close to yours, then it should be pretty easy for you to command your spot in the searches and control what information represents you especially if you are able to own your domain, facebook, twitter, linkedin, and other social media versions as well.

2) because your name is unusual, you will have to work on branding it to your audience. By branding I mean saying your name allowed often via interviews, video, podcasts, sound bites, etc. Also use your name in your logo and use it on every photo you release even on Instagram to imprint it further. For instance I always say my complete name in everything that I do and I rarely shorten or abbreviate.. “Jacqueline Jax” so people now call me by my my first and last name and as a result of all this branding over a few years, I am totally commanding my own name in the searches.

3) consider buying common misspelling .coms if you think it’s being done often and redirect those .coms to your web site. Also be sure to get all social media platforms in your name as they come out even if you don’t use them now, it helps to prevent competition before hand or fake profiles from being created. I also love the fact that many social media platforms command high search rankings if you update your page often, so make sure your content is streaming to those places as well.

4) Own it! Take pride in the name you’ve chosen and embrace it. If you appreciate it for the original reasons you selected the name, your customers and followers will also. You just have to find ways to connect the name to your product. You can do that with an image, tag lines, and content. Think about it, who would have thought that Pepsi or Shakira would have been memorable, now everyone knows it and recognizes the name and the product/ persons music.

Q: Is GoogleAdwords the best way to go? Or is there something better? Amy- Ohio
A: It will vary depending upon what type of website you have, what your target market is, and what you’re selling. Some businesses have great success with AdWords. For others, Facebook or Bing have shown better financial results. As with any advertising champagne be prepared because there is always a chance that your Pay Per click campaigns won’t be profitable at all? There are just to many factors that can effect your results so a trial and error period is necessary. When I first started promoting my clothing line on the web, I used Pay-per-click and found that my advertising budget got used up quickly with no sales conversions. Sure I got some traffic but what good do that do if I didn’t see any sales. I think it’s a numbers game, if you have a viral product then perhaps pay-per-click is something that can get you to the masses but new companies and music artists should beware of the cost verses the reward here. It’s a numbers game, if you don’t have lots of dollars to spend, use them on something else that will get the word out and leave an impression. The best advice I can offer, is test it for yourself on facebook before starting a campagne. Create several approaches and place them up during the morning, afternoon and evening with an image and see what sticks. Keep track of the likes, follow through rate and comments to see what works best for your products or service. Then once you have something that tests well, use that add or formula to create more. I’m still a fan of building true relationships over time and the loyalty that comes with caring about the customers you have rather than the anonymous numbers your hoping to attract. In other words, it’s about quality customers rather than quantity.

Q: How can I get the right customers to my website ? Tim – Australia
A: Attracting customers online has a lot to do with search engines. I would suggest creating a list of keywords to aim for. Cut down the # of keywords to target your quest. When you go out and try to rank for to many keywords you get lost. I suggest to start out with 5-7 keywords that you can rank for. To do this you want to use a tool like Google Keyword Planner which is free. Jot down a few of your keywords to see what the search results are. If they are to high (meaning lots of people search for it) then the competition to get to page 1 will take a longer time (and more money) where as something that gets smaller search results (but still brings targeted traffic) can be done sooner for less money. You also need to be aware that things like this are not done overnight. You’ve got to understand who your competitors are and what they are already doing. Once you know what they do to be on page 1 you do the same but better and smarter. Also remember like I said before, even if you bring in the traffic it does not guarantee any sales. Your website now has to reach out to them and make it easy and trustworthy for a new customer to buy. Another reason I like pursuing quality relationships rather than quantity of hit. You may want to show more of who is behind the scenes of your products. Meaning put up some pictures of the actual staff, you creating or how you perfect your craft. Make it easy for customers to see the price savings so they feel your prices are great as well. Since everything has already been done in some way before, you really need to be different and also have a MAJOR social media networker. Be innovative in putting yourself out there. Your website has to speak volumes to the traffic that visits and must convey honesty, trust and that you know your industry. It must look professional and accurately convey your brands message upon first glance with a fast page loading time and clarity. Otherwise they will just go to the big brands who they already trust and those hits won’t convert into sales.

Thanks for tuning in. If you have comments or questions, ask them here and I’ll answer them on the next show. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit the “like” and “share” button if this was helpful.

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A.V.A Live Radio: Milan Heger Surviving in the Art Business

Listen in to the show Live at 1pm est today: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2014/01/10/ava-live-radio-milan-heger-surviving-in-the-art-business

Jax_Favorites_face0Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gets up close and personal with Seattle based architect, furniture designer, and Artist, Milan Heger. Before the 2009 economic recession, Milan Heger was thriving in business and creativity. As the housing market crashed, he found himself among the millions of people waking up at night worried about not only the future of his company but how he was going to provide for his family. In a statement released on September 7,2011 in Entrepreneur Magazine, Milan said, “The biggest pressure is the status of my mortgage and college payments. I felt not like a failure, but like a father who wasn’t doing what he was supposed to do. I’d sit in the car in the driveway and not want to get out. It’s hard and continues to be hard.”

Milan’s experience sheds light on the reality and challenges that every small business owner faces. That reality is that you have to brave great risk to obtain great rewards. Life challenges us at every corner but it’s the people who can pick themselves back up and continue on that defines the winners from the losers. Now were diving into  his story of strength, creativity and determination. And break down the business of Art. From inspiration to creation to marketing, listen to a real conversation on navigating the art world in today’s market place.

Milan Heger : “Discover who you are by discovering who you aren’t.”

His secret to discovering who you are:
1) Find time every day after your normal job to discover and experiment with things you may enjoy or be passionate about.

2) Set aside 1 day a week to pursue your dream or at least contemplate what you would like your life to be like.

3) Pursue what excites you most and find out how to turn it into a career.

Avoiding the Marketing Trap:
1) Don’t get busy and think that you don’t have to market your products.

2) Let the world know about your work using social media pages like twitter,  facebook and linkedin.

3) Arrange gallery showings and art fair exhibits to gain exposure.

4) Find magazines that are specializing in your products and send them a picture for your work with information to their new products department.

Connect:
www.facebook.com/MilanHegerDesign

www.facebook.com/JacquelineJax

www.facebook.com/AvALIVERADIO

www.twitter.com/AVALIVERADIO

www.youtube.com/AVALIVERADIO

www.blogtalkradio.com/AVALIVERADIO

Art Work by Milan Heger .
The black and white print is called “Walking on an Empty Box” and it symbolizes freedom…the kind where you can be yourself.

This piece got awarded by a juror in a national print competition.
 The red piece is called “Dunes on Fire” and it is an original work of art. That piece speaks about the guiding star that we should follow.
“Walking on an Empty Box” prints available for purchase on www.saatchionline.com/milanheger

 Also, you can see some of his pieces on www.patriciacamerongallery.com  (find artists, then Milan Heger)
Also see him on www.houzz.com
Milan Heger – HEGER ARCHITECTS
234 Dexter Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 898-6609

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

Jacqueline Jax branding marketingLive Today at 9 am est: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/17/10-social-media-marketing-tips-from-the-pros

Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gives you the top 10 most current social media marketing tips from the pros. Part 1 of a 3 part series airing December 17,18, & 19.

Don’t miss our entire section on Marketing and personal branding : avaliveradio.wordpress.com/category/secrets-of-success/

TWEET:  Check out our social media tag for some specific tips on how to dominate social media #avachat and to submit your questions.

Today’s Show Notes:

#1- Research Popular Content From Your Competitors
by Ian clear fromRazor Social: If a type of content is popular with the audience of your competitors and colleagues, it stands to reason that a similar post will be popular with your audience. This isn’t about copying content, it’s about crafting content around a similar topic, but with a different slant.

For example, Jeff Bullas wrote a blog post on 7 Marketing Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore, which was very popular. He used his post as inspiration to write a post titled 7 Social Media Tool Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore … this article was also very popular.

There are a few tools that help with his research:
Social Crawlytics does an analysis of your competitor’s content and shows you how often each post is shared across each of the social networks.

SEMRush shows you what keywords bring your competitor the most traffic so you can target the same keywords in your own content.

My favorite thing to do is drive inspiration from facebook pages and instagram a that I follow and admire. If your a singer, then follow the top 5 in your genre for ideas of how you could better reach your audience with your content. Looks at their photos, statements, tags, links, time of day and how often they post.
This is a great way to get inspired when your feeling thirsty for new content ideas. You’ll get a to Of great ideas. And always follow the best and the ones who apply to what your doing.

#2- Increase Views on YouTube Using These Thumbnail Creation Tips
Gideon Shalwick : It’s no secret that getting more views on YouTube can greatly help grow your business online. But with the vast majority of videos on YouTube getting mediocre results, everyone wants to know how to get more legitimate views! One of the easiest ways to get more views is to create compelling, attention-grabbing thumbnails for your videos.

The Secret to Creating Powerful YouTube Thumbnails is at your finger tips. You need to get three things right for creating powerful YouTube thumbnails.

Check Your Graphics: Start with a good headshot or closeup of your face to create a personal touch with your thumbnail, then add a colorful background—like a starburst—to grab viewers’ attention. Use attention-grabbing backgrounds.

Text: Use compelling text inside your thumbnail design to tell your viewers instantly what your video is about and why they should watch it—maybe use your video title. Make sure your text is easy to read, even at the smallest display size of your thumbnail on YouTube, and that the image is on the left and text is on the right.

X-Factor: Think about how you can inject emotion into your thumbnails. For example, the expression on the face of the person you’re using can be that of shock, amazement, disgust, enjoyment… choose an emotion that will create intrigue and get people to click on the image.
Great tips from Gideon.

#3: Limit Your Social Media Platforms
John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneuronfire.com
His social media marketing tip for businesses today is to find three or four social media platforms where you can build the strongest presence that will be most beneficial for your business. With countless social media platforms available today, it’s impossible to grow a strong presence on every one. Having a mediocre presence on six or seven social media platforms is far inferior to a strong presence on three or four when it comes to your social media marketing goals. Do your research and build a strong presence on three or four platforms. His point is, Why spend time on social media platforms where your audience might be hanging out when you could be spending that time on social media platforms where you know your audience will be hanging out?

To find out if your target audience spends most of their time on one platform over another, join online groups within those platforms that focus on your industry or niche. If you find that the members are really active and engage on the topics you’re focused on in your business, there’s a good chance that a presence on that platform will benefit your business.

I personally like to use different platforms for different things. For instance my wordpress blogs are for my articles and news, then my facebook allows me to build more meaningful relationships with my followers. I use twitter to drive traffic and discover new things. Research information, etc, linkedin for business connections, Instagram @JacquelineJax to share and create images and Pinterest to share products with links for purchasing, everything is cross promoted into each other from time to time and tumblr and twitter gets it all. That’s a quick picture of my social media world for @jacquelinejax and my clothing company @blondibeachwear

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A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Artist Helena Micy

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Listen in live as host Jacqueline Jax speaks with UK artist Helena Micy.
Getting up close and personal with UK music artist Helena Micy..
What gets her hot, A leap of faith from Greece to the UK, and What it’s like to be flawed. Listen in now…

Music: Don’t Change, Leave Me Alone, and Listen.

GETTING TO KNOW HELENA MICY
1) What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Good question this one!
1) I’ve always been singing in English even when I didn’t speak any since I was born and raised in Greece.
2) I quit my two universities to study music and
3) I left my country after 25 years of living there, to come to the UK and chase my dreams. It’s Never too late and so far it’s going really good! :)
2) Name three words that best describe you and why?
1. Stubborn because I always do what I want without listening to what others advise me to do (it’s not a good thing by the way),
2. Very spontaneous. Most of the times I say and do what I feel which is not a good thing to have again and 3. Passionate! If I do something I really love, I give my heart, soul and life to it without thinking that the outcome might be a negative one.
 As you can see, I’m full of flaws. hehe
3) Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil.

4) Any backstage, pre-show rituals? How do you get “in the zone”?
H: I don’t really have any specific rituals but I’m giving a general pep talk to myself most of the times. Before a show I am always nervous because I want it to be perfect but nothing is perfect in life so I am saying to myself that I did the best I could to be prepared for this moment, that I am here to enjoy the show, give my all on stage and do my best, and most importantly to entertain the crowd in order for everybody to encounter a wonderful experience. :) I guess now that I have my full band, we’ll maybe start doing pre show rituals all together. hehe

5) Have you collaborated with any other artists? Who have been your favorites to work with. OR who is on your wishlist? If you could collaborate with anyone in the industry right now, who would that be and why?
H: I collaborated with many wonderful artists from Greece so far such as Stereo Mike (MTV awarded rapper – producer) , Maxi Nil (VOA) and Johnny Zero (Elysion) but the collaboration with Stereo Mike was a big lesson for me because he has a very good knowledge on how things work in the music business so I learnt a lot from him. Our collaboration is an on going process for 3 years now. He did a feature on my EP 3 years ago, then I recorded vocals for his album, currently he is producing my debut album and recently became the bass player in my newly formed band too which is amazing.
I would love to collaborate with so many artists I respect but if I had to pick one, it would be Lacuna Coil because they are the first who inspired me in order to follow the music path and chase my dreams.
 
6) Indie or mainstream? As in would you like to remain an indie artist or is the goal to eventually break out into the mainstream music biz? why or why not?
H: hmmm this is a really good question but I really don’t know which way I will go in the future. I believe you can have a great career both ways but every situation has its pros and cons. I mean.. I am unsigned and indie for now and it’s great because I have 100% control over my career moves. Everyday I am learning something new about the music business and it’s really helpful for an artist to acquire the business know-how but the bad thing is I do not have the time I need to focus on writing music. On the other hand when you’re signed to a label, you don’t have the absolute freedom to do what you want with your music career but I am not against contracts with labels at all. If a good deal comes my way, I will grab the opportunity for sure. :)
 
7) If  you do have plans to release your music mainstream, why do you think its so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream market?
H: Even when you’re signed to a label it’s still hard to break into the mainstream market as things are very competitive and you have to have the right team around you as well, plus you need a bit of luck too. As an Indie artist, most probably you do everything yourself or with the help of few people who most of the times will be friends or die hard fans. It’s very hard for an emerging artist to be creative and to have a business mind too and I think this is why most indie artists won’t do a mainstream breakthrough. Let’s face it. Music becomes a business when you do it professionally and with the help of the right businessmen/women around you, you can have great fame.
8) What is the single biggest compliment or piece of advice you have received from a fellow artist?
H: “Always work for the song. Let it take you where it wants to go.” – Stereo Mike on how to compose music.
 
9) If ever you decide to hang up the microphone/instruments what is the single most important thing you want people to remember about your artistry? what legacy do you want to leave?
H: I really want to inspire people with my story actually. I’m from a small town in Greece called Elassona where there was no music school around. English is not my native language, yet I write lyrics and sing in English. Greece doesn’t have an R’N’B/Soul music legacy at all so having said all that I would like to be remembered as an artist who defied all odds and did the best she could to achieve her dreams. I want to inspire people to achieve their dreams because I really believe you can achieve anything, if you believe in your own power and work hard enough.
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Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
- www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia
- www.facebook.com/avaliveradio
- twitter.com/ikmultimedia
- twitter.com/avaliveradio

Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

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A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Special

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Listen in live: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/01/ava-live-radio-holiday-special-1
Host Jacqueline Jax announces this years new 2014 theme song, Orange Avenue calls in with a Holiday greeting for the fans and the A.V.A live Radio community members share their favorite holiday songs with the listeners. Ik Multimedia starts their holiday giveaway.
Orange Avenue
orangeavenuemusic.com / www.facebook.com/orangeavenue

“Music can fill in the blanks more than words alone can”- Josh – Orange Avenue

Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
- www.facebook.com/ikmultimedia
- www.facebook.com/avaliveradio
- twitter.com/ikmultimedia
- twitter.com/avaliveradio

Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Donations

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music

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 uncensored independent show is not easy. With your generous donations, we have been doing it successfully for 3 solid seasons and we are currently setting a goal to triple our programming. That means we will be opening up more live show slots to interview amazing people like yourself live on syndicated radio. All we need is a donation from you. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our show or joining our exclusive list of creative and talented featured guests, now’s your chance to do it up in style and really make a difference!
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 about to be our 4th year anniversary, I’m asking for you to join me in our quest to make a difference with a small donation listed below.
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.

DONATE NOW : Here

All donations are appreciated. You can choose to remain anonymous to our other members or be honored with one of our featured Sponsor gifts below. Our sponsor gifts are specially selected to feature your talent and business in the best possible way with the most exposure on our network.

SPONSOR GIFTS
$25: A 25 second “Shout Out” on our show. You can send us a message or we can read it for you on our next show. 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.

$35: Become a Music Member: For your donation you’ll receive a featured artist interview article with Q & A section posted on our web site including pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and 1 video link or 1  soundcloud link to your music. (See sample)

$50: Go Silver for more visibility!! : 2- 25 second “Shout Outs”  on our show 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 + a banner add for 3 months on our website linking back to your page + A featured artist interview article including a page on our web site with pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and 2 video links or 2 soundcloud links to your music. (See sample)

$100: Go Gold! 4 -25 second “Shout Out” on our show 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 + a banner add for 6 months on our website linking back to your page + a featured artist interview article including a page on our web site with pictures, links to your web and social media pages, and up to 3 video links or 6 soundcloud links to your music. (See sample)

$200: Go Platinum! You will receive all the items from the first 4 packages + in addition be listed on 4 featured episodes as an official sponsor of our show and have your banner add on our main web site running for 12 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) Also included in this package is a live radio broadcast interview about you and a featured article about you and your business. (See samples) and (Game Changer: business sample)

These donation packaged are only good on donations received between July 1st- August 1st, 2014.

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.
Orange AvenueORANGE AVENUE : “ONE SHOT”
The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014
www.facebook.com/orangeavenue

Shout Out Music News from A.V.A Live Radio

Our music community is buzzing with excitement as artists are making things happen and creating awesome music every day. Here’s the latest “Shout Outs” we thought you may enjoy.

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Tara Eberle and Iridesense have a great gig opening for the Gin Blossoms Sunday November 17th. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and are interested in going here is the link. You can also buy them at the door.
Where?
Emporium
9 Railroad Ave.
Patchogue NY
We perform at 8.

They are also part of a contest where they could possibly be on VH1. Please vote for their song “Got it Good” and you get free download. Vote here.

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A.V.A Live Radio will be featuring a Holiday playlist of Christmas songs from our music community members on December 1st, 2013. If you want to submit a song check out the details here before November 23rd.

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Steven Jude Is currently in the process of final mix and mastering an album produced by Grammy Award Winning “Doc Wiley”. Shine-On Jacqueline! Here is a link to preview his music.

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Bobi Serafimovski presents a new single named ” MISSING YOU” with special guest amazing sax artist from New York, Mr. Keyan Williams. “I really enjoyed this collaboration and also I hope that you, my dear my friends will enjoyed in this sound on guitars, sax and piano. ” – Bobi

Attention Artists: Send in Your Song for the A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Playlist

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Attention All Artists…
A.V.A Live Radio is creating a Holiday Playlist with songs by our music community members to be featured on a special Christmas radio show coming out December 1st. The broadcast will launch internationally and be shared simultaneously in social media. If you have a holiday song, send in your MP3 now along with your Christmas wish, 140 character quote from you to our listeners and links for your web page and where the song can be purchased if it is for sale. We need all songs in no later than November 23, 2013. Happy holidays!!!

Jacqueline Jax and the A.V.A Live Radio Team

Song Submission:
1) MP3 version of your Christmas or Holiday song… This does not have to be an original.
2) A brief Christmas Wish… What are you wishing for? Tell us in your own words….
3) A 140 character quote from you to our listeners
4) Web site page link
5) Link to purchase your song if it’s for sale.
6) A promo photo to be used on our web cast

Send to: avalive@americanvocalacademy.com

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A.V.A Live Radio Celebrates Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s Birthday Bash

Dr_Shino_Bay_Aguilera_birthday_bash Beach_2013_logoAll the stars were out and the sky stayed perfectly crystal clear for Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s 45th Birthday Beach Bash and Jacqueline Jax (Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com) was there bringing you pictures from the event. The celebration was held on the private beach in Fort lauderdale, Florida with a florescent dance floor centered right in the sand among glowing tables, leather ottomans and hundreds of white pillows. The white party went well into the night with friends dancing under the stars as cruise ships sailed through the port behind us. The entertainment was endless proving one thing for sure… Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera can throw one amazing party! And Shino, you really do hold the Secret’s to Anti-Aging because you look Ah-mazing!!

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Special Edition Report: Inside Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s New Laser Treatment Wing


Join Jacqueline Jax from A.V.A Live Radio for this special edition report, Inside Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s New Laser Treatment Wing.

Pronounced “Sheen-O”, world renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Cosmetic Laser Expert for his “Secrets to Looking Ageless and Keeping that Youthfull Glow”, Dr Shino Bay Aguilera is Dual Board certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. With over 14 years of ongoing advanced training in lasers and Aesthetics. He is a clinical researcher, publisher, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology for five Universities and the top-requested International physician trainer and Keynote Speaker. Dr. Aguilera travels the world teaching physicians the proper use of the newest laser advances and cosmetic techniques and participates in FDA clinical trial studies for a leading global, laser manufacturer. He is called upon to determine the best treatment protocols to maximize the safety and efficacy of emerging technologies.

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Get Ready For a New Season of “Behind The Music” with Jacqueline Jax

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Join Jacqueline as she takes you behind the scenes and gets you up close and personal with the artists.

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Live Music Spin Summer Favorites

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Guest D.J Cassie plays our Summer favorites as picked by the fans.

Music by

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Gareth Barker
Luis Alas
Johnny Juarez
Unsung Lilly
2nd Chance Kid
Laurie Cairns
Naomi Psalm
Alan Vine
Robb Hill
Ed Conception.

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.”

NOTE: Check out our social media tag for some specific tips on how to dominate social media #avachat www.twitter.com/avaliveradio

New Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez

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New-Music-Monday-JacquelineJoin host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”. You will really enjoy our discussion on dealing with negative energy in the music business and how these artists have supported each other and maintained a positive path against all odds.

Also featuring music from Gareth Barker, Naomi Psalm, Carla Jo Carr, Lani Nash and Sherri Austin.

Stephanie’s page www.reverbnation.com/stephanielewis4

Johnny Juarez page: www.johnnyjuarez.com

New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K

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Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

Also featuring music by Tre Von, Naomi Psalm, Zara Phillips, SJ, Carla Jo Carr
This artist is interviewing management now contact below.

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Jacqueline: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Cassius K: I love sushi, write stage plays, and I love to Dogs.

Jacqueline: How do you feel about the music business today?
Cassius K: I feel the music business is more open for independent artist to be successful and we as artist are slowly starting to understand the business more.
Jacqueline: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Cassius K: Caring, Writer, and Sensitive. Those words are who I am and that is whats makes Cassius K.
Jacqueline: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cassius K: My 3 year old daughter
Jacqueline: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Cassius K: Perform at the HOUSTON MUSIC SUMMIT.
Note From Artists:
Cassius K (Cash-us-K)- born Samuel Rueben Cassius Kendrel Robinson to Kenneth D. Robinson and Anna D. Barksdale. The 28 years old TEXAS born Louisiana raised Artist has a true emcees bravado. He would say “I spit from the gut”. 
Cassius is currently on the roster of Presidential Hustle Records & Entertainment out of Houston, TX. 
Cassius K’s new official single “WATCH” produced by H.D. is NOW IN THE STREETS. “WATCH” already has a buzz growing in the streets & the popular social networking platform/site Twitter & a few others. 
Cassius has a versatile delivery and isn’t afraid to express how he feels in lyric, beat & melody. “I adjust my voice to however the beat makes me feel” is what he tells sources…. 
Cassius has been building his name & brand in part by putting his vocals on Mix-tape tracks produced by Just Blaze, DJ Mr. Rogers, Heavy D, Stunt N Dozier, Watts Productions, H.D., 80s Babies, CJ BEATS and was also featured on DJ Merk’s (Official Dj for Dorrough Music) Outbreak VoL1 in 2007. His new single was featured on The Rappers, Trappers, and, Scrappers Mix-tape and also featured on The Future Vol.1 Mix-tape hosted by US1magazine.  
Cassius first solo mix-tape project “PAGE 1” is as scheduled to be released the fall of 2013, and his first album release date being discussed with P.HE. 
Cassius is a Graduate of Prairie View A&M University receiving and BS and MS in 2007 and 2009. In the spring of 2006 Cassius K was initiated in the Eta Gamma of Alpha Phi. 
Alpha Fraternity Inc. and in the Winter of 2008 he was initiated into 
The Insane Alpha of Nu Gamma Phi Fraternity Inc. , a community service organization established in Waller County. The former athlete turned artist says music has always been in him, but he felt football was his passion, but injuries put that goal on hold. His Mother is a singer, father a trumpet player, and his grandmother, Rev. Maxine L. Barksdale was a piano teacher. PUNCHLINES are never his intent but they may happen. “My goal is to MAKE people across the earth feel me” #PHE
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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.

 

New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album. Also featuring music by Robb Hill, Iridesense, and Fabrockators.

Songs: Tear Down The Wall (Warfare), It’s an Illusion (Warfare), To Much is never enough, Shattered Reality

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Up Close and Personal with Ed Concepcion

Jacqueline:: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Ed::
  1.  I originally moved to South Florida to be an airplane mechanic but quit school to play music.
  2. I used to be a worship leader for a program in the Salvation Army and turned worship into metal.
  3. I didn’t start singing until I moved to Florida at 25 years old.
Jacqueline:: How do you feel about the music business today?
Ed:: I feel it is in much need of passion. The music industry has become dulled down and bubble gum. It needs the passionate artists that wrote epic songs that live on forever! Who will write the songs that will be charting 20 years later?
Jacqueline:: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Ed:: High-energy,crazy,passionate. High energy because I am at 100 miles an hour as soon as I wake until I sleep. People half my age can’t keep up with me. Crazy because I will say almost anything at anytime to crack someone up and put a smile on their face. Passionate because of the feeling I put into EVERYTHING I do. If it’s not worth putting my whole heart into it, I won’t attempt it at all.
Jacqueline:: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Ed:: My mother for starting it.
Jacqueline:: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Ed:: Hands down, it would have to be Reverbnation along with facebook and youtube. All 3 cross promote very well.

Personal note from Artist:

It all started for me when I was 14 and I asked my dad for a saxophone. Now there is a sexy instrument. My dad was too cheap so he bought me a clarinet. Nothing sexy about that! Me? On a woodwind? Never!  So I did what any manipulative 14 year old boy with divorced parents would do. I asked my mom for a guitar and this started a life-long passion for writing and playing music. I was always into the heavier side of everything listening to bands like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Anthrax, and OverKill. My admiration for bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd came much later in life. I grew up on the Jersey shore playing in various projects as a rhythm guitarist. I moved to South Florida in 1993 and met guitarist Eric Wright. That’s when things started really taking off and I realized my potential as a lead singer and song writer. Eric had a lot of music written and needed lyrics and vocal melodies. They flowed out of me like wine and Shattered Reality was formed. The first time we hit the stage was 1 year later at a battle of the bands at the Plus Five in Fort Lauderdale. We chose to go all original. We slaughtered the competition! When we got off stage, strangers asked us to sign their tickets because they thought we were going to be famous quickly. Sadly that was not the case. We dominated the local metal scene and broke up 2 years later. I played in various projects over the next 3 years writing music the whole time but never sharing it with the bands I was in because there was nothing serious. Then I met guitarist Steve Mirable who had amazing abilities but could not write. With my song writing and his shredding we formed Warfare but when auditioning bass players, we could not find a committed one. So, after much frustration, I became a bass player. Then we found Roman Vohsalik, who was exactly the drummer we were looking for, and we were now Warfare the power trio, sounding like a cross between Iron Maiden, Metalica, Rush, and Kiss. Once again, we hit the stage a year later with all originals, and blew the crowd away with our originality, stage presence, and tightness. I believe that music should be done right. A true depiction of the artist/songwriter’s heart conveyed through the instruments of others. That’s why I took a year from the formation to the unveiling of each serious project, especially when I’m writing the music. Warfare recorded a 9 song LP in 2001 and broke up at the end of 2002. I continued to play the local South Florida scene in various bands and projects until 2009 when I decided to go completely solo due to lack of dedication of others and the heartbreak associated with the breakup of a band. I concentrated my solo career in Broward County playing places like, Kahunas, American Rock, Cheers,  Crabby Jack’s, and numerous gigs in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami/Dade area. I moved from Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach in 2012 were I continue to write and play cutting edge, original music.

Regards, Ed Concepcion

New Music Monday Features a Rockin Good Time with Alan Vine

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Here the show 8 pm est Monday 15, 2013 : www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/16/new-music-monday-features-a-rockin-good-time-with-alan-vine

Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with featured guest Alan Vine discussing his life touring along with Poison, Skid Row and Motley Crew; playing bass for Vince Neil and how he learned real lessons about the music industry from behind the scenes on tour. The reality of being in the business and so much more…

Social Media: www.facebook.com/Lucifer.Jacksin

Be sure to catch his concert at Hard Rock Bayside Miami August 17, 2013..

New Music Monday Live Music Spin with Laurie Cairns

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Singer Songwriter Laurie Cairns about her journey in the business, influences, inspiration, and writing her music.  With a live music spin from artists all over the world.

Connect with Laurie on Twitter: @8outta9

Music From: Iridesense, Ryan Stone, and Jesse Potter.

Get to know the artist:
Born with a powerhouse voice, Laurie Cairns began singing at eight years of age when she joined the church choir in her hometown of Aurora, Illinois. As she grew older, she became aware of different styles of music.  “The first time I heard Barbara Streisand’s voice, I was in awe. I had never heard anything like that. It was then that I knew that music could touch the soul.”  In high school, Cairns began listening to 60’s rock and 70’s funk, which became part of her own sound. Soon, “The Laurie Cairns Band” was born and performing throughout the Chicagoland area. She later became lead vocalist for groups such as Counterpoint, bliss and Cobalt and performed at many clubs in Chicago including the Cue Club, The Beat Kitchen and Schuba’s. During this time Cairns showcased her versatility through interpretations of Patsy Cline, Melissa Etheridge, No Doubt and Heart and even gave Muddy Waters a run for his money on her rendition of Hoochie Coochie Man.  Motivated by other women performers, Cairns is moved by the pain in Etta James voice, loves the power of Kelly Clarkson’s rock and is inspired by Sheryl Crow’s storytelling.  “I have such an eclectic taste in music, but one constant is my interest in the human experience.”  Now working on a solo career Cairns is recording her own music. She writes about finding love on her terms and accepting change, letting love in and knowing when to let go. Songs such as As I Am and You Don’t Know open her heart up to the audience and leave her vulnerable to scrutiny.  “Everyone has their own heartbreak and their own joy. I feel fortunate that I am able to share mine through my music.”  Cairns would love to one day work with producers such as Glen Ballard and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. “Music for me has always been about following my heart and doing what I love. It is a passion that I will forever pursue.” Cairns manages to say it best with her own lyrics…”Sweet , sweet morning. Morning’s on its way.”

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New Music Monday Live Music Spin with 2nd Chance Kid

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with Greg Fox from 2nd Chance Kid in Hawaii. Hear what inspires his music, the surf in Hawaii and his experience in today’s music business. Playing his latest #1 hit and other tracks from his latest album.  Followed by a live music spin from other artists all over the world.

Connect with the artist: 2ndchancekid.com

Also Featuring Music From: Shamiah Trenae and Orange Avenue.

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Writing Authentic Content for Your Blog, Website and Social Media Pages

Jacqueline Jax branding marketingI have found, the single most important concept to focus on when writing or expressing content for your blog, web site, youtube channel, or social media pages is to be “Authentic”. When you speak about something you feel passionate about, your most authentic voice comes out and that will make your posts far more interesting and effective.

Have you ever noticed that the most interesting articles are those written by people sharing a part of their real lives? You are drawn in from reading about problems people have solved, projects they’ve worked on, challenges they’ve overcome, subjects they’ve researched out of genuine interest, their work, their hobbies, their families, their vacations, their collections…. In fact, this article your reading now is a product of a topic that I have spent countless hours researching.

Here are some interesting things to keep in mind when striving to write authentic content….

1. Speak from the heart: I just love reading content that is written like a story. When a blogger shares from their heart, it’s special and authentic. Even if they aren’t the best writer, I still enjoy experiencing that journey with them through their heart felt stories. When a fashion blogger shares photos and then makes comments under each photo to share a piece of the story, it’s so much more engaging and worth subscribing to.

2. Share a personal experience: Include your personal experience as well as helpful information so readers can savor the journey and get to know you through your content. If you post photo’s be sure to tell the story along with them so the reader can get a better sense of who you are and why that photo is special to you.

3. Comment on a topic your passionate about: Being passionate about a topic is so important. It’s impossible to write without inspiration. Be sure to select your topics with care because if your faking it, people can really tell.

4. Be useful: Be sure to add detailed and in-depth information about your topic that will offer your readers something interesting and useful. Make your article even more resourceful with links to a myriad of obscure yet supportive content on the subject that may be hard to find and be sure to title the blog post with rich and descriptive key words.

5. Use unique images and media: One thing I love is to see original images on a blog. Sometimes it’s difficult if your blogging about an item that you don’t physically own but if you put a little thought into it, I’m sure you can find a way to make the images unique. Use fonts, collage apps, filters or even photoshop to create a signature look that will be just yours.

On my personal internet journey, I have stumbled upon many terrific articles written by passionate people. The articles that I have book marked and left comments on have not only educated me but introduced me to so many interesting people. As a result of reading and commenting on what they have each shared, I have found myself in the middle of a fabulous circle of people who share similar interests and in turn support my projects as well. In some cases, I have traveled and am able to meet up with these new friends. I hope you’ll comment and introduce me to your world as well.

This is Jacqueline Jax from AvALiveRadio.com with my online marketing tip of the day. Be sure to subscribe to our channel www.youtube.com/AvALiveRadio and also our main web site here for more helpful tips delivered right to your email. Thanks for reading.
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