Robert Hollis, a self-made millionaire, reveals exactly how he built a massive network to become one of the top earning networkers in the world.
Have you been wondering and struggling to use LinkedIn for business?
Whether you just want to have contacts or actively market a product, service or yourself on LinkedIn, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
LinkedIn, in my opinion, is one of the most under-utilized and misused social websites. Most people who use LinkedIn for marketing do it the wrong way.
The key is to remember, it’s a social site first and foremost. So, you need to be social first and give more than you take or ask for. Never beg and never pitch on LinkedIn. If you do you will not only have a very low response rate but you will be viewed as selfish and uninterested in any type of long term relationship.
Although it may take extra time and effort, building solid relationships first and establishing a reputation as an expert in some field will pay off in the long run.
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I came across this great site where you can get training and tools to build a network business.
The man behind it is Robert Hollis. If you don’t know who he is, he is a self-made millionaire and he’s helped 41 other people to become millionaires.
The training and tools work for a large number of different businesses and can also help you with your socialization skills - networking is a great way to find new jobs and opportunities.
Check it out here.
This is a great video. You really need to look at this and if you want to view the original go here.
It’s a real eye-opener and everyone should watch it. Especially if you are in the middle-class.
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I was going to take the weekend off bit the pull of blogging on a daily basis is becoming just too addictive. I’m sure many of you feel the same.
Once you get started and you get a few likes and some followers you get motivated to do more.
I’m going to take a break from SEO posting though. I’m going to discuss a current fascination of mine…collaboration. With the increase in technology lately it’s becoming much easier to collaborate.
I found a site that is expressly meant to provide a platform for others to collaborate. It still has some issues in that it’s a bit limiting but it has great potential. The site is Democrasoft and they provide the platform along with several predefine platforms for business and teaching.
I’m currently trying to use the teaching classrooms they provide bit there are a few things that aren’t very elegant. Anyway, check it out if you are looking for a place to set up a collaborative workspace.
If you want to read up more on the topic of collaboration then I suggest you pick up What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis at Amazon. It’s a great read and will fill your head with great ways to collaborate.
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Today, I’m going to take a break from SEO tips today and give you some other tips.
No company with any type of online presence (or offline) can survive without quality traffic and interested buyers. To develop a solid customer base online businesses must make use of social media.
Companies need to make a social media hub for attracting qualified and interested buyers and for communicating with them - communication is not just for customer service and support bit for building a solid and trusting relationship.
It’s not very difficult to do. The most important part is a blog. It’s very easy to start a blog on one of the many blogging platforms - Tumblr, Blogger, Wordpress.com, etc.
Also, it’s an absolute necessity to get a Twitter account set up, so you can keep track of information, trends and conversations concerning your business.
I’ve skipped Facebook and YouTube because they take a bit more effort to use effectively and a blog is not exactly an easy thong to keep up-to-date.
If you have more time, then you definitely should set up a Facebook page for your business and a YouTube account.
That’s all for now. That should be enough to get some of you involved in a conversation with you existing and potential customers.
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Here’s a quick tip for today.
What’s your core message?
If you can’t answer that question then you will have a really difficult time starting a business online and offline.
Get down to the basics before you start and you’ll find it much easier to brand yourself and attract customers.
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Recently, I’ve been witness to a few labour disputes - as a customer of Canada Post and as an English instructor for a major global bank in Seoul.
I’ve worked in union and non-union situations and I fully understand the issues of each side.
However, it’s painfully clear that negotiation does not work. No matter the good intentions, there will always be bad feelings after a settlement is reached - someone will always feel short-changed or that the initial demands could have been bigger.
But really what I noticed is that there is one group left completely out of the negotiation process. The group that feels the effects of service reduction or removal - the customer.
Now, both sides always play the customer card trying to show how the other side’s actions are negatively impacting the customer. But it takes two to tango, right?.
The customer is held hostage by both sides. Neither wants to give up. The customer is pulled back and forth. Reminiscent of a couple of dogs fighting over a bone.
Well, what would negotiations be like if the customer refused to be used in such a way?
What if the customer demanded to be part of the process?
What if each side continued to behave in their own selfish manner and the customers flipped them the bird en masse?
There would be no business at the end of the negotiations.
In today’s globalized world, companies and unions need to understand the competition is just a mouse click away for the customer. The customer speaks with his feet or mouse.
To keep a business growing and productive during these times, the customer needs to be included. I urge all companies and unions in a labour dispute to look very carefully at the impact of conflict driven negotiations and begin to collaborate with one another and the customer.
In the end, everyone will feel better - they had a hand in hammering out an agreement. Customers will know that companies and employees value their business. Profits will stabilize or grow.
Everyone wins by collaborating. And your business can be the success you always wanted it to be.
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