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Secrets of Success:: Changes To Facebook and Social Media That Will Effect Your Traffic

 

AVA_Facebook_Jacqueline_JaxChanges to facebook that will effect your reach and traffic:

Typically it’s a common practice to post different times per day on facebook so that you can increase the amount of people seeing your postings, but recently I discovered an article that facebook is making changes to the way that a post is being seen. Business pages are going to have to purchase adds in order to be seen by more than 1-6% of their followers in the news feed. Not fair perhaps, however it goes without saying that it is their prerogative to do so. I have always said that it’s best to build up our own mailing list, work directly from your own web site and never rely on only 1 form of social media for traffic. It’s best to remember that you don’t own those social media pages that you signup for and they can change the rules at any time. This article just adds fuel to the fire.  Facebook is making moves and changes in one way to filter to much spam and reposting, but in another to make money. You should be aware of the changes in the game and adjust your strategy accordingly.

A better plan for using Social Media to market your products

Want to hear about a better plan for marketing your goods? Let me walk you through my Sunday morning research as a guide line for a longer lasting marketing strategy. Learn more about the different social media platforms and why they may be a perfect fit for your business marketing plan.

Start with your own web site:

You own your web site and all the content on it so doesn’t it make more sense to focus on improving the content on your own web pages first? Listen to my latest show where I talked with web design specialist and SEO adviser Hector Torres from Idealocity.com about creating better SEO friendly content and how to tag your content so the search engines can recognize it. Listen to the show and read the notes: http://avaliveradio.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/secrets-of-success-advantages-to-a-wordpress-website-seo-tips-getting-views/

Discover which social media platforms are best for your business.

Not all platforms are equal and not all will get your products in front of the right group of people. Some are heavier with female buying traffic, some are just for building better brand awareness and others are great to let people know more about the face behind the brand. It’s best to identify what you want to accomplish and then start using the right social media platform to achieve your goal.

Pinterest:

If you sell fashion or beauty products, Pinterest is terrific to get your message out there because its heavy on female traffic already searching for those things. Very expensive paid advertising is on it’s way and has already been tested but 83 percent of “pinners” are women, compared to 53 percent of Facebook users and 49 percent of Twitter users.  Women are more likely to interact with brands on social media, and they buy more online.  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232418

Youtube

is a powerful visual platform that has the potential of reaching a viral amount of new people quickly depending on your message and how interesting your make your video. But it’s no easy task to creating something that will go viral. Instead of focusing on trying to create viral videos, you should dedicate your efforts to catering specifically to your target audience.  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230501  For instance, I just started a Home shopping show segment on AVA LIVE RADIO to talk about fashion  and style to my fashion clients on a visual platform that is easily seen. I’m not thinking about how to make the video’s go viral, I’m thinking about providing the best and most fashion informative content I can that will solve style issues. By answering my customers common fashion problems, I have the best chance at not only getting viewed by current clients but appealing to new ones as well. Check out the show if your curious: http://avaliveradio.wordpress.com/category/jax-couture-home-shopping/

Twitter

is an ongoing- in the moment conversation where you can reach out to people and actually get a reply on breaking news or announcements. But you really have to follow the trends and be quick to act on what people are searching for. I found a helpful twitter tips article from Entrepreneur magazine that may help you get in the game . I especially loved what they said about : “Save the sales pitch. Don’t get caught up in using Twitter as a selling tool. Instead, use it to increase customer loyalty and offer valuable information to your followers. Overmarketing will merely leave a sour taste in followers’ mouths, and you may even end up losing them if their feed gets too clogged with too many promotions. Be viewed as a resource, not a door to door .” salesperson. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230891

Facebook

is great to let customers get to know the people behind the brand. It’s not a place for spamming and just like I said at the beginning of this article, major changes have already been made to how your posts get filtered. So be sure to read the article I linked up and stay subscribed to us here at A.V.A Live Radio to stay up to date.  Basically, as I have researched, you’ll want to portray your business in a friendly, “sociable” manner, as a place where customers are treated well and “everybody knows your name.” Almost any business can benefit from having a Facebook page. But Facebook isn’t about selling.  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230020 Great information to keep in mind..

Linkedin

is a business to business connection platform where people are gathering resources and contacts for their businesses. It’s a great place to establish your credibility in your industry among your piers. “When a member publishes a post on LinkedIn, their original content becomes part of their professional profile, is shared with their trusted network and has the ability to reach the largest group of professionals ever assembled.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231626 .. There are some awesome articles about linked in that I have gathered for you at the bottom of the page if your interested.

Instagram

This image dominant platform is fun to use but from a “marketing perspective, the community’s enthusiastic fan base and built-in social aspects make it an ideal place to connect with potential customers and build brand recognition. ” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226014
I enjoyed learning about these 3 tips to getting more likes on imgaes:  Keep it cool: Photos dominated by blues and other cool colors tend to garner more likes while photos with warmer oranges and reds do worse.
Master monochrome: The more dominant a single color is on an image, the more likes it could get. Pictures dominated by a single hue receive 40 percent more likes than those that don’t.
With color, less is more: It can be tempting to ratchet up the vibrancy, flooding your image with color to make it stand out. But in today’s overstimulated world, bright and vibrant colors can get lost. The proof is in the data: Curalate says less saturated images receive 18 percent more likes than their mover vibrant counterparts. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229901

Start a Mailing List:

Although you may think it’s old hat, a good old mailing list still works miracles at getting your message and offers directly to your customers. Use Mailchimp or an opt in subscription signup on your blog to collect those emails and stay in touch with those who want to hear from you. Keep your content fresh, updated and in motion. Make sure you are always competitive in price and offering incentives for people to visit often, don’t spam your followers but set up a consistent weekly schedule they can count on with fresh daily content on your web pages. If you want to compare the top 3 mailing list providers, I linked an article for you below.

I certainly hope that my research this morning helped you to get up to speed on the social media platforms and how to use them. There are more great articles linked for you below. I really hope you will subscribe to the web site today so you can join me again as I continue to share what I learn with you every Sunday morning and of coarse with my featured interviews during the week right here on AVA LIVE RADIO. – Jacqueline Jax

More Info to help you:
How To Market Your Brand Effectively Part 1:

How To Market Your Brand Effectively Part 2:

LINKS TO LOVE:

Have a Blog? Linkedin Wants Your Copy: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231626

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Linkedin Page:   http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230177

17 Must-Have Features on Your LinkedIn Profile http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231750

A Look at Three E-Mail Newsletter Tools http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218199

10 Reasons Your YouTube Videos Aren’t Popular http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230501

Instagram Success: These Types of Images Drive the Most Engagement  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229901

The Marketer’s Guide to Instagram http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226014

Secrets of Success Wordpress Website Design

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

Secrets of Success WordPress Website DesignListen in now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2014/04/10/secrets-of-success-advantages-to-a-wordpress-website-seo-tips-getting-views


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?

idealocityLink to Know:
facebook.com/AVALiveRadio : Get our Marketing Tip of the Day and connect with us
Twitter.com/AVALiveRadio: Connect with us on twitter to share your content
facebook.com/Jaxepedia : Connect with host Jacqueline Jax
facebook.com/idealocity : Hector Torres Idealocity Company page

Reverbnaton press kit

Kill the competition: How to Build Your Own Electronic Press Kit

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Sample page: www.reverbnation.com/jacquelinejax

Music industry professionals are loving the use of electronic press kits to not only see the full scope of an artists brand, presentation and fan response but to also to keep their offices clutter free. If you want to get serious about your music, add an electronic press kit to your promo plan. First impressions are everything when trying to get the attention of the music industry so make sure your press kit blows them away.

What to include:
A great press kit should include, your photos, music, story and fan demographics.

Where should you send it:
Press kits should be sent to labels, radio, online magazines, news papers, managers, venues and everyone else you want to get coverage from or do business with.

Who has the best deal?
I have shopped around for great deals on press kits for you and would recommend you check out Reverbnation. At only $5.95 for unlimited distribution, the tools and price for what they offer is unbeatable.

How easy is it to set up?
All you have to do is set up a free reverbnation page for your music or band and your account will ask you if you would like to automatically upgrade your account by adding options like: press kits, a music app, newsletters, distribution, etc. All you have to do is opt in for the press kit which you can cancel at any time should you feel your not using it or still not ready.

What are the advantages of the RPK (Reverbnation Press Kit)
As a bonus, you can opt in for opportunities to gain exposure for your music through Reverbnation and they will email you opportunities to submit your press kit to. I also like the way they automatically include all your goodies in very few clicks.

When do I need to get one?
You should get a press kit after your music is at its best, its available for sale, and you have built a strong and engaged fan base.

Here’s a page where you can get more Info when your ready:
http://www.reverbnation.com/band-promotion/epk-electronic-press-kits

Best of luck,
Jacqueline Jax
Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com

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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
Want to discuss some ideas with me in person? Signup for my next webinar coming up : (avaliveradio.wordpress.com/fast-track-webinar)

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!
For more great tips…. http://avaliveradio.wordpress.com/category/secrets-of-success/

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
http://avaliveradio.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/10-tips-for-building-a-fab-facebook-page-2/
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Links We Love: Blogging Basics To Light Your Path

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Style_diary_jacqueline_jaxAre you wanting to start a blog?
Do you have a blog and crave to make it better?
I’ve been blogging for years now and I speak from experience when I tell you that there is never a time when I don’t strive to make my blogs better. To really gain traction among all the thousands of bloggers out there, you have to create with a passion and always look for ways to improve. Here are some of my favorite link to help you create better blogs while still leaving you time to write with a passion. – JAX

1.  Top 10 Tips For Bloggers
Have you stopped to think how times have changed? Do you remember the days when you had to pay for any kind of online or news paper advertising? I remember reading an article in the New York Times in 2010 discussing the Internet’s phenomenon and the rise of amateur online bloggers in the media. In fact, Magazines, Designer, PR firms and traditional media are giving noted respect to top bloggers with invites to all the hottest events, free goodies and even hefty paychecks for their undivided attention. Even radio stations had to become Internet savvy with world wide online streams of their programming. And now hear I am, sitting at my desk overlooking the city with a cup of tea sharing my latest research with you in an era of “new media.” The Internet has changed the way we communicate and share information with each other. This change has created a new generation of highly intelligent and demanding people who want to be entertained. So if you want to draw attention to your products, music, services or web site, you have to evolve into what I like to call a high-bred web site. This kind of web site is interactive and rich in social media formatted content. Most importantly, it’s a web site that is updated with fresh fun content often. Weather your sharing photos, daily journals, music, jokes or reporting the latest fashions a blog is the method of choice to own your page and build a following. With that said, its important for you to understand the blogging basics. Here are my top 10 Blogging tips (AvALiveRadio.com)

2. Writing Authentic Content for Your Blog, Website and Social Media Pages
I 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. Here are some interesting things to keep in mind when striving to write authentic content…. (AvALiveRadio.com)

3. 10 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros
No Matter How Small, Special Moments Light Our Path- Although small, meaningful moments cast a brilliant light on our lives that is strong enough to light our way. Use your facebook timeline or blog as a journal to share those meaningful moments that have made your journey special and tell us why they are and how you learned from them. If your writing about them on your blog, you’ll definitely your special friends to have easy access through social media.  (AvALiveRadio.com)

4. {Links I Love} Best Links for Bloggers
Helpful tools that will aid in your success as you strive to be the best blogger you can be.  (JaxCouture.com)

5. Darren Rowes: What Makes a Blog Successful
Great words that describe what makes a blog amazing. (problogger.net)

6. 10 Tips for Naming Your Fashion Blog
Before, during or after you may want to think about your blog name. I love this article that lays out the fundamentals. (heartifb.com)

7. The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013
To be the best, you must know the best. Don’t pattern yourself after someone who isn’t successful. So who’s the best you ask? I have a great list for you to check out. (dailytekk.com)

8. Is Your Business Guilty of Making These Blogging Mistakes?I’m always reading about what to do but rarely reading about what mistakes people make all the time. This article is a must read if you have a business blog. Hello reality!! (mashable.com)

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

AVA_Facebook_Jacqueline_JaxTune into the show now:
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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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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

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music

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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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SPONSOR GIFTS
$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. Or choose to receive a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax.
$50: A “Shout Out” + your choice of : one of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts or a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and an iTunes song playlist from our show.
$100: 2 different “Shout Out”s on our shows + your choice of : 2 of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts and a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and an iTunes song playlist from our show.
$250: Get on the show for a day as a co- host where you get to play D.J.. Select the artists from our list to play and interview and decide on topics with our producer. You’ll also receive one of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts, a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and CD of the show you co-hosted.
$500: Featured Guest: become A.V.A Live Radio Royalty as a featured guest on our show with Jacqueline Jax. We will add this show in your honor to our existing schedule. Talk about your projects, your news. Design your own featured show with our program manager to shed some light on something YOU feel passionate about. Invite guests to call in.. The sky’s the limit. Come have some fun with us. You do not have to be in Florida to come on our show, we can do it all via skype or a cell phone whatever works for you.

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
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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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Attention all Music Industry professionals:

Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveIf you have a professional recording studio in the south Florida area, you won’t want to miss out on this awesome project A.V.A Live Radio is about to announce. This project will not only feature your studio to thousands of new artists all around the world looking to record their next big single, it will be something really fun and exciting that will surely inspire you. There’s room for everyone to participate and I don’t want to leave anyone out so please send me your info using the link below so I can get you the info..

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
Jacqueline Jax
Host of A.V.A Live Radio

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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.

Want more terrific ideas and a step by step guide to building a supportive fan base and selling your music online? (Signup now for our musicians workbook: http://eepurl.com/vKMbX)

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Internet Radio Tour

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Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveI was just speaking with one of our music community members out in Canada and we were planning a strategy to help him break into the U.S Music market using internet radio like A.V.A Live Radio. Although you may not be aware there are thousands of internet radio shows bursting at the seems with online listeners seeking everything from new indie music in specific genres, to how to be a song writer, to becoming a better Mom. The topics are vastly diversified and new content is being created and consumed every hour. Many of the stations/ podcasts have thousands, or even millions of listeners and the content they create stays available online for ever mapping out it’s own piece of internet real estate.

As an artist, you want to take advantage of that open avenue that can deliver your music right into the ears of listeners within your sub-niche. Not only that, but most of the shows have web sites, like we do here at A.V.A Live Radio that will host your photo’s and buy music links for the listeners to easily find you. I talk alot about how to do this, what to look for when selecting stations and how to approach them in the A.V.A Musicians Workbook coming out this fall. Be sure to get on the mailing list so you won’t miss the launch of this amazing workbook that walks you through the step by step daily routines of developing your music career and building a strong, supportive and engaged fan base. Signup now: http://eepurl.com/vKMbX

Who is ready to plan an internet radio tour?
You should only spend time on promotional things once you have the following things in order:
1) Your music is perfect with quality recordings and at least one album released and ready to sell.
2) You have a smashing web site with your own .com for people to visit

3) You have set up at least one social media account in your band name (ie. twitter, facebook, reverbnation)
4) You have a mailing list established with a service like (wordpress or mail chimp) and the signup is front and center on your web site and all social media pages.
5) You have carefully thought out what you would like to say and how you can quickly and easily deliver your message when you are interviewed. This should include who you are as an artists, your latest news, upcoming tour, video or music release and your web site/ social media pages.

I hope I got you thinking more about internet radio and why it is an important avenue for you to consider, cultivate and add to your PR schedule. – Jacqueline Jax (Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com)

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Hot Topic Tuesday: 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.”

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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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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.

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Apple Launches Iphone Music

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by Pete Pachal June 2013
Apple is diving into streaming music with a new service called iTunes Radio, the company announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today.

Similar to Pandora, iTunes Radio will create themed Internet radio stations based on specific songs, and Apple provides “featured” radio stations as well. The service will be free for users, although it’s supported by ads. However, if you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, you’ll get it ad-free.

SEE ALSO: 10 Better Alternatives to Your iPhone’s Native Apps
iTunes Radio will be available on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) running iOS 7 as well as the iTunes on the Mac or PC. Some of the pre-packaged stations include Summer Songs and Trending on Twitter (which appears to pull in songs from Twitter Music).

Apple made deals with the major music labels for iTunes Radio in the last few weeks, reports indicate. The company first signed on Universal Music, then Warner and finally Sony just a few days ago.

Although streaming music services have been around for a long time, Apple appeared content to remain the dominant player in music downloads, offering only only an extremely basic “Radio” section of the iTunes app for online radio stations. However, user habits are shifting away from iTunes toward streaming services, market statistics reveal, and Apple clearly decided it need to compete in the space.

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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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Marketing Tip of The Day: Forbes Hot Celebrities of Social Media List

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marketing-tip-of-the-day-2The rules have changed dramatically in the digital landscape of social media. Search engines, social pages and brand advertising as we know it, are requiring a whole new game and we must play by a new set of rules to get attention in our field. Next on Hot Topic Tuesday, I’ll be bringing you the secrets of social media marketing from the celebrities, including their strategies, what strengthens their brand and how to infuse the best overall tips into your own social media pages. The show will be airing live on Blog Talk Radio with additional segments uploading to YouTube.com/AVALiveRadio.
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Forbes Hot List to Watch (Forbes)
Social networking can be a powerful tool for celebrities.

1. Rihanna: 23.8 million Twitter.com followers and 59.6 million Facebook.com fans.
The 24-year-old pop singer, Rihanna seems to know it best as she holds the leading spot on Forbes fab list. She tweets everything. She not only encourages her fans to buy her music and watch her videos, she lets them in on her daily life, posting photos of her friends and family. The only negative aspect is Rihanna follows only 843 people demonstrating that her conversations are one sided.

2. Lady Gaga: 28-million Twitter followers and 53 million Facebook fans
Gaga uses her Twitter feed to tell her Little Monsters about upcoming albums, tour dates and what she’s eating.

3. Eminem: 11.9 million Twitter and 60.3 million Facebook fans
Eminem, who ranks third on our list, is a little more restrained than some of his peers. His main platform is Facebook where he has the most fans of any of our Social Networking Superstars: 60.3 million. But his feed tends to be heavily promotional with videos and plugs for the artists on his Shady Records label.

4. Justin Bieber: 26 million Twitter followers, 45.8 million Facebook fans
Justin Bieber, who ranks fourth with 26 million Twitter followers and 45.8 million Facebook fans, is more interactive with his online fans. He knows he has them to thank for his fame. Bieber was discovered on YouTube and is a child of social networking. He keeps his fans close by retweeting them and sharing pictures and thoughts from his travels. He’s also generous about listening to his fans. He follows 123,143 people.

5. Katy Perry: 24.5 million Twitter followers, 45.7 million Facebook fans
Like the other young pop stars on this list, Perry makes excellent use of Twitter, talking to her fans and share funny photos and videos in a way that makes them all feel like Perry is their best buddy. Her Facebook page is more of a promotional site.

6. Shakira: Twitter followers: 17.6 million, Facebook fans: 52.5 million
The Colombian pop star is one of the most popular celebrities on Facebook with 52.5 million fans. She uses her page not only to promote her newest music and videos but to post vacation photos like the ones she recently took on a trip to the south of France. She posts on Twitter and Facebook in both Spanish and English.

7. Christiano Ronaldo: Twitter followers: 12 million, Facebook fans: 47.5 million
The Portuguese soccer star is the most popular athlete on social media. He doesn’t tweet often and his posts are mostly humble notes about how grateful he is for his fans and to be playing soccer. His Facebook page features the same content but fans can see photos of the Real Madrid star without having to click through.

8. Taylor Swift: Twitter followers: 17 million, Facebook fans: 33.6 million
Yet another young pop star on our list. Swift, who excels at writing songs that seem to honestly reflect the struggles of being a young girl in love, uses social media to get closer to her fans by posting photos of things like her cat and her coffee cup. Like many celebrities, she reserves her Facebook page for more straightforward promotional items.

9. Lil Wayne: Twitter followers: 7.9 million, Facebook fans: 40 million
The hip-hop star likes to take keep his social media feeds clean. Right now on Twitter and Facebook he has mostly photos and congratulations messages to the Olympic winners and retweets from fans telling him how much they love his music.

10. Selena Gomez: Twitter followers: 12.3 million, Facebook fans: 33 million
Gomez is no dummy. She uses the power of her social network to promote Postcard On The Run, a company she’s an investor in that has an app that lets you turn iPhone photos into snail-mail postcards. It’s nice for fans though because it means the young pop star posts photos from her vacations and tours including some with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

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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.

Marketing Tip of the Day: Striking a Balance, When To Engage and When To Work

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Recently I was asked to write about balancing a schedule. Running a web site and online community may be enjoyable but it isn’t always easy. There is a little decision I have to make for myself every day that has to do with balance.

Balance must always be considered when running any business especially an online one because the one resource we never have enough of is time. Having enough time to run your business, create content, interact on social media and answer emails requires a daily evaluation of your time.

Some people advise to engage with everyone who comments on your site or tweets at you. I have tried this, and it works for a while, but there becomes a point where you have to decide if you want to spend your time engaging with everyone or spend your time creating quality content. Personally, I use my cell phone and iPad to stay in touch and typically spend 30 minutes every morning having coffee with my emails, facebook messages and tweets but its still never enough. So to handle the hundreds of messages that come in from my various blogs and social pages, I grab additional time on breaks and some evenings.

With that said, I do advise that you engage at least twice a week especially with your most engaged followers and supporters. Further if you should find yourself with hundreds of emails in your inbox and no more time available, consider posting group greetings and updates explaining why you haven’t been able to answer your personal emails. I also like to encourage everyone to leave me a comment on a post if the message is really important so I won’t miss time related messages.

Bottom line, set aside your quiet creation times and turn off the social feeds and phones while your working so you won’t get distracted. Once your done achieving your daily or weekly goals, then enjoy your social time.

This is Jacqueline Jax from AvALiveRadio.com with my online marketing tip of the day. Thanks for reading.

What’s you secret to staying engaged? Leave me a comment below.

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Marketing Tip of The Day: Pick Up Your Marketing Pace

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marketing-tip-of-the-day-2Have you ever noticed that once Young the Giant picked up the pace of their now popular song, Cough Syrup, their record sales and popularity began to sore?

The same thing can be said for your marketing strategy. This year I have studied and spoken to many online brands in music, beauty and fashion bloggers, youtube channels, web sites, modeling, pretty much every category out there and one thing has rang true.

This has made a consistent difference in everyone’s marketing strategy. So the next time your feeling a little lazy, discouraged, or unmotivated think about this post. I can assure you that people are watching and listening when you post your messages, write your blog, launch a video or share your photos. But in this crazy online world of marketing you can just as easily disappear when you stop the stream.

If your a musician, your probably saying: Sure, but can I sell more than 5 cds per year if I out more time into it? Yes you can. I’ve been working with artists selling thousands of copies online every month. But let me be bold and up front with you. To succeed on the Internet, you must prepare yourself for the long haul and prepare to work hard attracting fans until the buzz hits and you take off. Even once it does, you will still have to be there consistently for your fans if you want to keep their interest and support. Success on the Internet won’t come overnight. You must have a quality web site and quality music to sell with something to say. If you take your work seriously, so will everyone else who follows you. Look at Taylor Swift, she doesn’t miss the meet and greets, she takes pictures with her fans, and she takes time to address them personally. No more excuses, step it up!

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

Hot Topic Tuesday How to go viral

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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.

Marketing Tip of the Day: Bring in 7 Million Views With The Advertainment Marketing Strategy That’s Sweeping The Nation

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marketing-tip-of-the-day-2Creating advertising that fascinates and entertains people is a huge challenge but it’s also an incredible opportunity to grab the attention of millions over night. Today’s audience is hard to please and even harder to get the attention of. Even more so with Teens and young adults. These fast moving, game addicted groups definitely don’t want to be advertised to; they demand interesting, funny, captivating, fascinating, and compelling media creations.

So what’s the strategy that’s sweeping the nation? Well it’s right under your nose and has been for year. It’s in every Super Bowl add, it’s having a wardrobe malfunction on stage, it’s landing on the moon, it’s naked on the news, it’s jumping from a plain, it’s a slam dunk, it’s on your phone, it’s on your mind, it’s making you laugh. Confused? Intrigued? Well let me explain how it works.

This high bred advertising I’m talking about is called Advertainment.
Advertainment can be seen as a simple paid product placement in a TV show, video game, sport event, entertainment show, talk show, music video, YouTube video or movie. Some happen by chance but most are designed and created to show you a product or brand while entertaining you in a memorable way.

Think about the Toby Keith’s Red solo cup song at the CMAs, or the blaring red Coca-Cola cups on American Idol’s judges’ table. How about the American Idol car videos? A branded segment disguised as a music video. How about the Evian “Live Young” videos or the Old Spice “Responses” videos. And who can forget those super bowl commercials??

Video is a great way to bring attention to a business or product, strengthen a brand and start a viral chat.

How do you measure the popularity of a fascinating Advertainment? These campaigns are measured on a “True Reach” basis, according to Brian Shin from Adage.com. By True Reach, he includes the original clips that the brands and agencies upload as well as the clips audiences copy, mix, mash, spoof and repost across the web.

Would you like to know my Top 10 Tips for Making a Viral Advertainment video?  I’ll be publishing that next so stay tune and make sure your a subscriber to my list at http://eepurl.com/vKMbX

Examples of Advertainment

Evian’s “Live Young.

Old Spice Responses – This campaign received 5.9 million YouTube views in the first day.

Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of 2012

Top Viral video’s of 2012

Join The Tweet Chat This Week on Twitter

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Hi everyone, I would like to invite you for our first ever Tweet chat tonight (sunday May 26th) at 9pm est. Just use the #AVACHAT to meet people on our network and get involved in the conversation. I have invited social media guru’s from the A.V.A Live radio network, artists, youtube bloggers, and music industry professionals from all over the world will be joining in. It’s going to be a really fun party. http://www.twitter.com/avaliveradio

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Jacquelinejax_ava_live_radioGet ready for an awesome week at AvALiveRadio.com …

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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Marketing Strategy Trend Alert!!!

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Top 10 Tips For Bloggers

Have you stopped to think how times have changed? Do you remember the days when you had to pay for any kind of online or news paper advertising?
I remember reading an article in the New York Times in 2010 discussing the Internet’s phenomenon and the rise of amateur online bloggers in the media.
In fact, Magazines, Designer, PR firms and traditional media are giving noted respect to top bloggers with invites to all the hottest events, free goodies and even hefty paychecks for their undivided attention. Even radio stations had to become Internet savvy with world wide online streams of their programming. And now hear I am, sitting at my desk overlooking the city with a cup of tea sharing my latest research with you in an era of “new media.” The Internet has changed the way we communicate and share information with each other. This change has bread a new generation of highly intelligent and demanding people who want to be entertained. So if you want to draw attention to your products, music, services or web site, you have to evolve into what I like to call a highbred web site. This kind of web site is interactive and rich in social media formatted content. Most importantly, it’s a web site that is updated with fresh fun content often. Weather your sharing photos, daily journals, music, jokes or reporting the latest fashions a blog is the method of choice to own your page and build a following. With that said, its important for you to understand the blogging basics. Here are my top 10 Blogging tips.

Top 10 Tips For Blogging
1) Pretty up your page: use a personal photo or business logos to pretty up your posts and pages. Try to create an interesting and unique page without using a background thats to distracting. A great thing to do, is try out different themes available on sites like wordpress and blogger, then add in your photos and banners for a more interesting and personal touch.
2) Plan Ahead – Try to prepare your content 1 week in advance whenever possible and edit your content often to keep it current. I don’t always have that much time so I like to keep an on going list of topics on my ipad that my fans have requested and research something every day. I also use the wordpress app on my iPad to quickly update posts on the road.
3) Blog often – Keep your page active so your subscribers will always see fresh new content when they visit your page.
4) Be casual and transparent- Keep things simple and honest. Direct your tone towards your readers not over them.
5) Establish your brand voice- Carefully select your image and stay consistent to that theme on your blog.
6) Photo’s- Pictures are a great way to engage your followers so always use at least one photo in your posts.
7) Respond- Always respond to your client and fans. Social media is about building relationships.
8) Link- Use links often to other sites and posts to allow your readers to see more information in support of your content. Be generous to your readers and remember search engines favor valid links. Also remember to proudly post your social media links at the top of your blog and also in your posts.
9) Contests- Everyone knows blog contests and promotions are one of the best ways to bring attention to your blog and bring in new signups. Set up a solid signup that integrates into your social pages so you can make the most of your contest and even get some viral traffic flowing. (I’ll be targeting how to set up a great signup page in a future post so be sure to subscribe)
10) Target Long Tail Keywords instead of single word tags on your posts. Long tail keywords are ones that don’t get the most searches per month but don’t have a lot of competition either. See where I’m going with this?? Setting your target for long tail keywords can get your blog more traffic faster because your going after keywords that others are not directly targeting.

I credit most of my research for this article to the amazing media gurus at Apple and the many top master bloggers I have had the privilege of speaking with over the past few month. I have a ton of more specific blogging tips for you and will be posting those weekly but if you have a question or request for a future post, just leave me a comment below.
Now go start your blog and send me your first link Www.twitter.com/JacquelineJax

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Jacqueline Jax
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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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Marketing Tip of the Day: How To Start a Blog For Free

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These days everyone has ideas but very little money to try them out. I’m going to give you the best free blogging resources that I’ve discovered and personally used currently available on the Internet. These blogging tools will get you up and going in very little time with no money involved and without you having to learn about advanced web building code.

Here are three terrific free blogging providers.

1) WordPress: I use WordPress for several web site blogs (www.AvALiveRadio.com , www.BlondiBeach.com , www.JaxCouture.com) I’m inviting you to take a careful look at them so you can see the terrific free template designs available on the WordPress system. WordPress has its own community of serious writers of every niche that you can interact with. Sign up is easy with the site by choosing a name for your blog, entering your information, username, password and email. Then watch some easy setup videos (here) to learn about using their templates, widgets and tools. WordPress does have advertising limitations when hosting your blog on their web sight for free but if you decide to use your own .com and use WordPress but host it yourself, there are no limitations on selling advertising on your pages.

2) Blogger: I have used blogger and liked what they had to offer. About half the fashion, beauty and personal bloggers today use blogger. This platform is integrated with Google Adsense, which can make you a little cash on the side if your blog becomes popular. But before you get crazy seeing $$$ signs, consider that it takes at least 1 year for you to start building a following and Google adsense pays a very small percentage so you need tons of traffic to make a decent dollar. On the downside, Blogger doesn’t offer much in the way of customization like wordpress. its a very basic interface that requires more knowledge of HTML and CSS to change up your web site.

3) Tumblr: I have a tumblr (Jacqueline Jax Daily- here) that I love to use for notes and uploading daily photos. Tumblr is simple to use and a clutter free platform. It’s much different from the other two because it has very few personalization features, but the simple interface is easy to use and works alot like facebook in the way that people frequent the feed and can repost and like your posts easily.

This is Jacqueline Jax from AvALiveRadio.com with my online marketing tip of the day. Thanks for reading.

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