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{Podcast}10 Pro Tips to Get More Followers on Instagram

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{Podcast}10 Pro Tips to Get More Followers on Instagram
Every week my assistant and I sit down with some of our favorite Instagrammers to chat about the art and marvel in their mobile photography efforts. We take a look at their editing process, their favorite apps, and overall how Instagram has altered our approach to photography in general.

In my review, I couldn’t help but compose a list of tips from these true Instagram masters who have collectively amassed over 2 million followers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

10 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

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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.

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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

Hot Topic Tuesday: Lady Gaga’s Social Media Secrets of Success

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

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

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

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

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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Hot Topic: Marketing Your Brand Effectively

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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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First Studio Version of Young The Giant – Cough Syrup

New and Improved Version of Cough Syrup by Young The Giant

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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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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Marketing Tip of the Day: Consistency Is The Key To Success

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Don’t loose focus on what’s important. Discovering your niche and becoming the best you can be in that area will build your credibility and make you a more relate-able brand. I’m not telling you that you won’t evolve, because we all evolve as time Moves forward but there is a line. Stick to your values, your direction and show up on a regular basis. Readers love consistency so make sure you are there for them.

This is Jacqueline Jax from AvALiveRadio.com with my online marketing tip of the day. Be sure to subscribe to our channel at www.youtube.com/AvALiveRadio and also our main web site for more helpful tips delivered right to your email. Thanks for subscribing!
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Marketing Tip of the Day: Know What You Stand For

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Know What You Stand For

Building a strong brand that clearly communicates your voice to the world should be your top priority whether your writing a blog, selling products or producing your own music. Two key elements in doing this successfully are determining your niche and knowing what you stand for.

Your niche is a more specific description of your brand. For instance, if your a musician, then music is your brand type but your niche may be country song writer, punk alternative rock, coffee house acoustic, romantic piano jazz or strong empowered woman. LOL

If your a fashion blogger, your brand type is fashion but your niche may be ladies luxury resort wear, DIY home made clothing projects, food and fashion lifestyle, or dressing for your figure type.

The list of more specific values that identify your niche is endless because it can be any combination of descriptive words that more accurately describes your brand.

Once you have identified your niche you’ll want to work at developing your voice or “what you stand for”. Standing for something isn’t about getting up on your soap box and yelling until the world listens, it’s more about being confident in what you have to say. Your voice is your signature, your style, and that special unique something that stands out from everyone else. It is conveyed through your images, your web page design, and your words. Working all that out may take some time, but it’s so worth it.

By determining these values that carve out your niche, you will be able to maintain your focus as you work towards building your brand and your readers/ listeners/ fans will not only be able to relate to you in a more meaningful way, they will remember you.

Share your thoughts with me below…

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Building Relationships with Email

Marketing Tip of the Day: Building Relationships with Email
Despite what you may think people really do respond to email regularly. You can get the most from your email marketing by providing planning a regular update, newsletter, or info packet so contacts can get to know. Emailing regularly help to build trust and strengthen your relationships over time. For additional exposure, try sharing your emails on social networks, add a sign-up box on your website or create an archive of your past newsletters. Customers will look forward to receiving your emails and think of you first when ready to get something you offer.

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Marketing Tip of The Day: 5 Keys To Finding Your Voice As A Blogger

Finding your voice online can be tricky. You want to be yourself but sometimes finding topics to discuss or deciding how to write about your topics takes a little more thought. During my last few years writing 4 blogs and expressing myself on social media, I have learned that there are some key things that helped me stay focused on being myself while still succeeding in getting my message across to my readers. Here’s what is working for me.

5 Key Things to Know:
1) Keep a Notebook: writing down notes and thoughts when I have them has helped me so much in both discovering my voice and organizing what I want to say. By having notes to refer to as I write my newsletters, blog or messages its makes better use of my time and keeps me focused on the message leaving me free to be myself and let my personality show.

2) Stay True To Yourself: take some time to discover your passions and what motivates you. You’ll never go wrong if you express yourself with honesty. Find interesting and creative ways to express yourself with a style that will appeal to the readers you want to attract. If your a visual person, then use alot of pictures to illustrate your points. If your gifted with words then share in forms that mean something to you like poems, short stories, diary entries, song lyrics, commentary, etc.

3) Share Your Opinion: the best way to get reactions from your readers is to share your opinions on things. Don’t be afraid to express how you feel about topics or something that’s happening in your life. By opening up you’ll find people who agree and disagree but either way any response is a great indicator of how well your writing. When you have managed to so your unique self, people always respond.

4) Be Brave: Typically the best and most fascinating blogs or articles are the ones that express with a passion. Don’t be afraid to try different things or show who you are by expressing your unique self. If you constantly hold back, you won’t enjoy yourself and neither will your readers.

5) Have Fun: Writing is a form of expression and creativity that is supposed to be for your enjoyment. By getting in touch with what makes it fun for you, you’ll create a space that not only you will enjoy creating but your readers will enjoy as well and want to visit often.

Tweet able : “Be fascinating and you’ll be remembered!”

This is Jacqueline Jax from A.V.A Live Radio with my Marketing Tip of the Day.
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Hot Topic Tuesday: Music Marketing and Personal Branding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These answers and more were covered on Today’s Hot Topic Tuesday.
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Marketing Tip of the Day: Getting More Subscribers with Quality

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Getting More Subscribers with Quality
Are you looking to build a subscriber list of people who will be interested in your music, products or service? Have you thought about blogging but don’t think you have the time? Blogging is one of the best ways to attract subscribers who are interested in what you have to offer. The common misunderstanding is that you have to blog all the time. That’s actually not the case. As your getting started the best way to gain subscribers is to spend your valuable time writing quality articles that you will be proud to share often. By focusing more on promotion and less on blogging daily, you’ll have more time to share your masterpieces with the world. Remember that there are millions of people online right now and one or two quality articles per month is really all that you need to attract thousands of new subscribers.

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Trash The Boring Sales Pitches

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Trash The Boring Sales Pitches

We are all so bored with sales pitches that most emails get trashed without a glance. Change your focus from sales-pitches to education-based emails. Ask yourself, are you more likely to read an email that offers helpful tips or information rather than a traditional sales hype? If your answer is yes, then your already grasping the concept.
You can easily display your offers within the first paragraph just by focusing on what makes your product useful or relevant. Then shape the rest of the email around it with helpful information that your reader will enjoy and hopefully keep to refer back to.
If your selling a CD, then tell the reader the story of how it was made. Include an interesting event that happened during the creation process and show pictures to support the story. If your selling a product used in cooking, include a recipe for which your product is needed and provide a helpful link to purchase it along with receiving three free recipes.
Make sure your email title is interesting and informative to attract the readers attention and let them know what they are about to read. Be sure to use keywords that will help people find your email easily. Finally, post each email to a blog (linked in your email) so your great work can keep working for you and google can add it to its search results to attract even more readers.

Now that you have a concept to help you start writing better emails, send it to me. I’ll give you my honest opinion and if its awesome, I’ll share it with my readers.
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Marketing Tip of the Day: Value Your Relationships

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Value Your Relationships
Social media has shown us the value of our personal relationships. If you view your clients or followers as just clients then you will never be able to enjoy all that comes with friendships. Support, encouragement, help, honesty, contributions, and word of mouth. When you have a project, brand or product to build or sell, it’s always better to surround yourself with a team that supports you. But to have truly valuable relationships that WILL support you, you must be willing to treat each one of those relationships in the same way you would like to be treated. That means taking time to answer comments and emails and supporting their lives and projects in the same way, you wish to have support. Solid relationships are about sharing in each others good days and bad days. This is what we like about Facebook. It’s real time sharing and real time support. There is always someone there who knows you and knows your story as painted on your page. We all take some comfort in that. If you take that reality and place it into your marketing campaigns, then you will have the help and support that you need. Today’s brand isn’t about a one sided relationship, it’s about building a brand that cares about people.

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Driving Traffic Using Social Media

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Marketing Tip of the day: Driving Traffic Using Social Media

Social media is not only a terrific way to meet new people with similar interests, it’s also a terrific way to let people know about your projects, events, and products. Doesn’t it make sense that if your putting your personal life online, you should also be letting people know about your work related activities?

The easiest way to drive customers to your company is by linking to social channels in email campaigns, newsletters, group articles and blogs. Set up a social media page for your company and talk about it on your personal pages so people who already know you can support you, share your projects with their friends, and give you some honest feedback. This will definitely help your business to get exposure to a wider audience and further contribute to your online credibility. After all, we all have jobs so why not talk about it.

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

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Marketing Tip of the Day: Those Crazy Web Stats

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Marketing Tip of the day:
Hi Everyone,
I’m back with my marketing tip of the day and its about web stats. When it comes to web stats, don’t overwhelm yourself with too much data. Pick a handful of metrics to follow and compare them to other similar points on previous months or days. Look at click-throughs, exit pages and time spent on the site. If your not holding the attention of your reader for longer than 1 page, consider adding a short list of “Other Articles I Recommend” at the end of every blog post. Many times, people don’t have an easy time looking around, especially on phones so make it easier for your readers to connect with other articles you’ve written by linking them in your post and mentioning them below your post. That way the reader can find links right on a vertical slide as they scan down the page.

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Hot Topic Tuesday: How To Make Your Blog Go Viral

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