Sunday, April 29, 2012

I have started my own store on Facebook and am currently enjoying a bit of success with In between writing articles to drive traffic to my site I earn money writing for others. I have not hit the mother lode but it is a start. You can make money online but it takes time to get established. I have found that scheduling my work load as if I were actually going to the office helps to get it done. I work a regular 8 hour day with scheduled 15 minute breaks and a lunch. 

I just finished this job and got paid!

I just finished this job and got paid!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


How important is influence with online marketing? Most professionals would say influence is pretty important, especially when it comes to social media. The notion is that a few key people can spread an idea to their audiences and networks, causing a brand’s content to “go viral” or at least gain more substantial distribution than if the content were promoted to the every day social media Joe and Jane.
Pursuing the “big influencers” alone, is probably one of the biggest fallacies on the web.
instead of looking for influencers, stop for a minute to consider what “influencer” means. To me, it’s someone that has earned ongoing attention of an audience or community and this person has the ability to move others or sway them to a point of view.  Just because a person may appear to be influential sometimes that is all that it is, an appearance.
Influencers with mass appeal are easy to find and get found often. They get tons of requests by others to  share this, promote that. Some of them do so much of what is asked of them that they lose credibility by over-promoting. Their community may remain but they stop believing in them  and looking to them to know what is good or best.
instead of hunting the "big fish" go for the niche influence. go for the persons with  intimate connections and you will fare much better in any market.
Remember it is often better to have a lot of little quality endorsements than a huge fish that no one will believe ever heard of you. stop dreaming of getting that one famous person to mention you or your product and K.I.S.S

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Well I have managed to get banned on ebay and Amazon in  less than three months. This is a cautionary tale. never post items for an unknown source. I agreed to act as middle man for a person I met online and because they did not have the same sense of urgency in business as I do my accounts are now suspended. The suspensions were because of lack of product which caused me to have to make over 20 refunds on Ebay and on Amazon it was because of sloe delivery times. As an online business person I AM DEFINITELY NOT SUCCEEDING!!!! I will keep you al posted as to how this all turns out. one last casualty in all of this may be my 30 year association with Navy Federal Credit Union. because of the refunds I have a massive overdraft that I must repay, I could if Amazon would release my funds but they are holding them for 90days. No BANK WILL WAIT THAT LONG!!!! UGGHHHHH  I really need someone to show me how to repair the damage