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iPhone App Review: Pingle for Fast and Easy Social Media Updates

Pingle is a client for the Ping.FM social networking aggregator service. With Pingle, you can use your iPhone to post text, photos, and location updates to all your blogs, microblogs, and social networks at once.

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[Interview] Gideon Shalwick: Essential Keys To Laser-Focusing a Project From Concept To Cash

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Creator of Rapid Video Blogging, Web Video Marketing Authority, Serial Entrepreneur

In this Interview I racked Gideon’s brain about his journey from zero to creating several successful online businesses, and his inner beliefs on the mindset required for others to do the same. We finished with some powerful strategies on how to get massive traffic from YouTube and how to avoid the biggest traps when starting out online.

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5 Facebook Clauses You Absolutely Must Know About

Recently, Facebook out an updated version of their policies and guidelines.

I took the liberty of going through them with a fine tooth comb, so you don’t have to.

In this article I will point out some of the clauses that could cost you your account, if you overlook. So, ignore at your own peril.

I’ve personally been bitten badly by not carefully scrutinising these, and being an online marketer, that was a near unforgiveable mistake. Fortunately, the Facebook staff understood that I was not out to break the rules, merely ignorant. For a few months, I had hired a virtual staff member to basically, be me.

He did many things for me, including accepting friend requests, writing personal messages for me upon request acceptance, birthdays and other occasions, spying on competitors and other tasks. Not long after my account was suspended and I went into salvage mode. In the consequent months I heard of 4 separate well known internet personalities getting shut down and also going into salvage mode, some starting petitions and big online pleas to get back on Facebook.

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[Interview] Kurt Johansen: 7 Killer Email Marketing Tips Guaranteed To Get Your Emails Opened And Put More $ In Your Pocket

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Australia’s Email Marketing Guru, Business Coach, Author

Everyone’s got their own thoughts on receiving emails, and when you ask them what they think they’ll say they get mostly unsolicited, badly written sales pleas asking for money. In this insightful interview, I asked Kurt blatantly what his 7 killer email strategies are to help you stand out from the average Joe’s in your industry. He shares some insider information that has worked for him time and time again. If you’re an experienced marketer with a big list or an absolute newbie who has never sent an email before, this interview will give you several golden keys.

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[Interview] Yaro Starak: How To Build A Blog That Makes 5-Figures Per Month And Still Have A Sane Lifestyle

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Blogging Expert, Internet Marketer, Author, Coach, Creator Blog/Membership Mastermind Sites, Speaker

With Yaro’s Blog an authorative site on business, marketing and blogging, I drilled Yaro for tips and advice on how he successfully runs certain parts of his online business, with a view for those listeners who are just starting out online. Every word he spoke was golden business advice tried and tested in the competitive online environment.

In this interview you will discover:

– How Yaro went from working behind an IT desk to discovering his passion for blogging that now makes up to $20,000 month!

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[Interview] Mari Smith: Using Facebook Effectively To Build Relationships and Make Money

Facebook Marketing Authority, Social Media Keynote Speaker, President International Social Media Association

Mari spilled the beans on social media – how she uses it to build her business, her favourite apps and where she sees social media heading in the future. Having built her entire businesses on the social media platforms whilst travelling the world (with a laptop!), she reveals how to grow your business and profile using the fastest media platforms on the planet!

In this interview you will discover:

– How to use Facebook as part of your online strategy to build your business

– Techniques to increase your profile traffic in Facebook

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Automation and Outsourcing For Business Part #3

This is part 3 of the series. Get Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

In the Product Launch Formula 2 launch (I don’t know if it was a marketing ploy or not) the website that Jeff had ready to go at launch was down! Thousands of people came to buy, and there was NOTHING available!

We’ll never know if it was deliberate or not. However, if it was legitimately valid tech issue, then if you don’t have a techie on hand and people are coming to your site ready to buy, you are literally losing thousands of dollars (in Jeff’s case millions potentially)!

You’ll also lose a bunch of customers.

So, if you find someone who’s good, using these contracting sites, pay them more than they expect when the job is done. That creates an instant loyalty.

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Automation and Outsourcing For Your Business Part #2

This is part 2 in a 3 part series. Read Part 1 here.

Consider getting a tech person. That is the #1 area that you should first look to outsource. So what skills should they have? when I first started looking, I had no idea.

I asked some of my colleagues who were doing it, and they shed some light on what’s worked for them. Here’s what’s worked for me, and with this range of skills, I’m confident your worker will be able to fulfill most if not all of your technical requests:

You could ask for a ‘Web Developer’. This title encompasses a range of skills. The main ones you’ll need are:

– Skills in coding php, html, css

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The Top 10 Tools I Couldn’t Live Without Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of the series. Get Part 1 here!

This software is a Godsend and has probably saved me hundreds of hours (no exaggeration!) in the past 5 years. It remembers your passwords, sites and all your details so you can fill out those peskily long forms instantly! It even submits the form for you once its filled out. Works with Internet Explorer and Firefox but to date no compatibility with Google Chrome or Opera. Security is high as you can set your master passwords to protect everything if your computer gets stolen, and its easy to backup and import/export if you ever need to change computers or reformat.

For the Mac, you can’t go past 1password which has similar functionality to Roboform!

    #4 Kitchen Timer

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The Top 10 Tools I Couldn't Live Without For My Online Marketing Businesses Part 1 of 2

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Here are some of the tools I use regularly to run my online businesses.

Thought I’d make this post a little more practical, and give you some recommendations that you can implement right now. I’ve been making a living online now for the past 5 years, and although there’s still a long way to go for me, there have been some great tools that have helped me along the way.
These are the absolute critical items in my arsenal.

Great news is many of them are free or cost less than $100.

If I’ve missed any that you deem to be essential, please leave a comment and tell me!

So here they are:

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