A few months ago in Ho Chi Minh City, I was introduced to Ahna Hendrix, a social media manager and writer running her own business. I was immediately impressed by her commitment to – and belief in – what is possible with not just running a business, but specifically using social media effectively.
Many of us worry that selling stuff in any way on social media is sleazy and bad.
Others promote and sell too much without much thought over how they’re affecting others online.
I’ve been playing with Twitter for about five years (perhaps I should open the curtains now). I love it for its massive value as a tool for freelancers and biz owners.
Congratulations to the following, who all will receive a free copy of ‘5 Steps to a Solid Twitter Network’ –>
Identified by Twitter handle:
@peter_kirkby | @LorettaMay | @theashleymariah | @ncalex | @SarahPalisi | @jawidesign | @AdeMills | @Bamidala | @Pat_Shelton | @aaronburgess88
One of the biggest ironies of having a creative service that people need, be it mural painting or writing, is that through inaction, we deny ourselves, as well as others, the chance to actually use our skills and talents.
You might have noticed that my sites ‘Ape on the Moon’ and this one have pretty large Twitter followings. This isn’t something that is down to the content of the sites on their own.
Like in real life where people tend to have various circles of friends, colleagues and acquaintances, Google’s social network, Google+, allows you to group people into online ‘circles’.
But is grouping your online contacts into circles worth it and what’s the point? I talk a little more about them and their uses here:
After several months in the making, I’m pleased to announce the launch of my ecourse for freelancers and small businesses!
‘The Freelancer’s Guide to Winning Incredible Clients through Google+ Mastery’
The step-by-step course, split into three ebooks, has already received a great amount of praise and already a number of great testimonials, which I’m very grateful for.
Well this is good news!
In the run up to my new e-course’s launch on Tuesday February 7th, I’ll be giving away 10 courses for free.
Congratulations to those who signed up to the Red Lemon Club Google+ page and wrote a comment. The following 10 people won a free copy of the course. I’ll be contacting you all individually with your prizes. Well done!
Congratulations to 5 winners of the 60-days of free advertising, who tweeted and have now been chosen. You all receive 60 days of advertising on Red Lemon Club, Ape on the Moon and the RLC newsletter:
We all know that there is plenty of value to be extracted out of social media platforms as a freelancing hero. If you get it just right, you can use social networks as a solid source of wonderful long-term clients. Google+ for example, is one platform that has a lot of potential for finding new connections to turn into clients.
For those of you on Google+, there are several useful extensions you can install the Google Chrome browser to make your Google+ experience easier and more effective.
If you don’t have Chrome, I suggest you download and use it. It does seem better and quicker to me, and it generally integrates better with all of Google’s services.