Plug-in Mania — Control Your Urge to Binge

Okay, so you’re reading the latest news on the plug-ins that will change your blogging experience for the best. You’ve made a good choice. You’ve searched the plug-ins by reputation or by title, thinking that they will be just what you want. At least that’s what the little blurb says. But what does that little piece of info really mean that is attached to your plug-in of choice? If you go to the web site link that is promoting the plug-in you might get lost in a chasm of propaganda. You know, publicity sales-y talk. Once you arrive at the web site, takes notes. Like cookie crumbs on a trail, you’ll need to read and move cautiously deeper into the explanations of what the plug-in actually does. And be able to find your way out of the forest of information. A well-written plug-in has been crafted by a software person who also knows how to write and communicate well to laymen. Beware, not all plug-ins are created by people who can explain what the plug-in does. Take time and read through the descriptions, and take more notes. Based on the type of plug-in you are exploring, find out if the…

What Type of Marketing Fits Your Business?
Flair For Blogging , Uncategorized / April 8, 2012

Guest  Article: In Marketing, One Size Does Not Fit All by C.J. Hayden, MCC Online at www.getclientsnow.com/not-one-size.htm  Imagine that you went shopping for a new shirt, and the salesperson presented you with a garment three sizes too big, saying, “This is one of our most popular colors.” Or showed you a shirt in a child’s size, telling you, “This style is new this season.” You’d probably think the salesperson was crazy, right? And you certainly wouldn’t trust his or her judgment about what shirt might be right for you.                                                            Imagine that you went shopping for a new shirt, and the salesperson presented you with a garment three sizes too big, saying, “This is one of our most popular colors.” Or showed you a shirt in a child’s size, telling you, “This style is new this season.” You’d probably think the salesperson was crazy, right? And you certainly wouldn’t trust his or her judgment about what shirt might be right for you. Unfortunately, this sort of thing goes on with marketing all the time. Without asking you a single question about your situation, an acquaintance describes the latest marketing idea they heard about, and urges you to try it. Or a…

What Type of Creative Eye Will See Things Your Way?

Creativity is an elusive thing. It can help you visualize a concept for…let’s say… your business branding “look”, and can convey the type of style you embrace. Style, logos and sales materials, color concepts, tone, consistency and ethical business practices are all part of your branding. Not just one of these will brand your business. The word “branding” can be just as elusive for new businesses trying to compete with established companies as older companies with track records. But if you have an idea that will tie all your marketing plans and branding styles into one cohesive package, then you are on the way to a successful launch. Learning the Ropes Creativity takes center stage when conceptualizing these specific parts. If you don’t have a solid idea or don’t work with a creative person who can understand your ideas, how successful will you be? It takes a bit of time to find a creative writer and designer who sees your vision for your business. Most copywriters have those qualities — some better than others, some as green as a young sapling, but — willing to work with you to learn the ropes. The toughest part of establishing a working partnership with…

High Desert’s Newest Blogging Network Launches Feb. 11th

Join the newest trend in gaining more traffic for your blog with the arrival of regional blog membership.   Is a Blog Network For You?   High Desert Blogging Network is just what it sounds like. A network of bloggers in a close-knit region who love to blog and share, engage new customers for their businesses, and seek the advantage of a community to learn and grow. Membership in the network will provide cutting-edge information from noted blogger and mentor Bill Belew while generating more readers, more interest, and ultimately more traffic. All members gain the advantage of all traffic-generating strategies. Do you find reading and studying the latest traffic boosters just don’t make sense or are hard to manage? Do the tips and techniques leave your head in a spin? Here at High Desert Blogging Network, you’ll learn as you go. Trainers and key personnel can help you bring up your “A” Game. New to blogging? We have easy training programs to help you get started with confidence. Is content and topics making blogging a drudge? We have creative ideas for boosting your readability. Do other membership networks demand high price tags? Our network is nominal to join with payment features…