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20 Social Media Marketing Tips

Social Media Marketing is much more than just adding your profile to LinkedIn and joining Facebook and Twitter. There’s a new breed of consumer out there looking to simplify their connections with others online.

The Internet is an opportunity to create communication, get answers, find facts and data, research people, places, and things, get instants results and knowledge, post and share content etc. and do it all for free.

Here’s a few important things I’ve learned about SMM over the years:

  1. You can’t ever win if you don’t ever play.
  2. Content isn’t really king, it’s “context” that is king.
  3. Don’t plagiarize content from other sources.
  4. It’s not all about You, and it’s ALL about YOU.
  5. Everyone wants to buy, no one wants to be sold.
  6. Keeping it local, social, and mobile is powerful.
  7. SMM is all about people, places, and things.
  8. Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
  9. Win friends and influence people with words and actions.
  10. Interact with honest and sincere appreciation.
  11. Arouse in others an eager desire to want to participate.
  12. Focus on customer experience more than customer service.
  13. Set a specific amount of time aside to do social media mktg.
  14. Understand each site and its culture before creating a strategy.
  15. Resist the temptation to engage in negative commentary.
  16. Make a presence in popular arenas and articles by commenting.
  17. Use social media to “connect” with contacts, not to sell.
  18. Maximize your ROI by tapping into others’ SOI and friends.
  19. Engage online to create opportunity and appointments offline.
  20. Focus on earning & establishing “like” “trust” and “satisfaction”

Making people sincerely feel important is a Social Media Marketing Golden Rule.  Demonstrate honest transparency one hundred percent of the time and your efforts will be successful and greatly rewarded.

We are only in the beginning stages of this global SMM phenomenon and while Facebook continues growing with over 1,000,000,000 user profiles, there’s still much to be had and learned about using Social Media.

3 Tips – How Google Buzz and Profiles Generate SEO and Business

3 Tips – Can Google Buzz really generate SEO and business?

Is there a strategic way to use Google Buzz by mixing business and personal communications to generate ranking in search engines and at the same time, increase your visits and place in line making deposits at the local bank? 

First tip: Stop standing in lines at the bank, use ATM’s and secure on-line banking. lol~

Second tip: Watch this video and see what you think, cmon’ you know how you are, if you don’t buy into it, then nothing else matters anyway. Remember the “Buzz” when Google Buzz was introduced? Is there more to it? How about your Free Google profile, is it really ALL IT CAN BE?

Third tip: Try these things that I take the time to find and share with you.  You’ll find they actually work.  Seriously, review this stuff and then test it out yourself. Only YOU can make it work and I hope you will. That way I can continue growing and developing my on-line banking experiences too. JK (smile

Just know that I only share this stuff with you because I love you guys~  🙂

Top 12 Health Tips for Busy On-The-Go Real Estate Professionals

Who can’t use some healthy tips in any Industry?  These are a few tips I picked up from our very own Lauren Bernstein here at ActiveRain that I hope to put into practice myself.  If I can do it, so can you, and so can anybody.  Live long and prosper, but to do that, there are some secrets and tips…. and here’s just a few.

Watch for more great tips and advice coming from Lauren, she’s a great resource and a health…  I mean wealth of information in this regard. Thanks Lauren, now I’m off to get some healthy lunch and snacks!  🙂

Via Lauren Bernstein (ActiveRain):

For five years I worked in outside sales and spent half the month on the road.  A typical month included 1,500 miles behind the wheel and 5,000 miles in the air. Even though I was excelling in my field, I was constantly tired, sometimes moody and always craving sugar (I became wildly addicted to homemade yogurt covered pretzels and “energy” bars). I fell out of balance and I knew that something had to change.
It is easy to neglect our own health and well being with life’s many distractions: work, family, friends, balancing schedules and numerous commitments. Staying healthy can be challenging. Through real experience, I learned that small steps really do make a difference. I committed to one of the suggestions below and within a day or two noticed a change: I felt a bit more energized and “balanced.” To strive for improved health and balance, I encourage small life changes using the guidelines below. 
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Top 12 quick health tips to find and maintain balance for busy on-the-go real estate professionals:
  • focus on yourself – take time for yourself: take a bath, walk your dog, read a book, take a yoga class, listen to music, take a drive, go for a run, sing in the shower, get a massage, walk through the park. Take the thing that you enjoy and indulge! You deserve it!
  • exercise – it gets our blood flowing and re-energizes us. Even if you only have five minutes per day, use it! Take a brisk walk around the block, run up and down the stairs, do sit ups, push ups or jumping jacks, dance, jump rope…just move!
  • drink water – hydration is so important for our cells and our skin and is critical for proper body and brain functioning. We need to stay hydrated – if you need to take baby steps, try increasing your water intake slowly. Drink one glass before each meal. You’ll feel amazing in no time!
  • eat good food – we all know that whole foods are best for us. Try to avoid processed foods (anything packaged), sodas, refined sugar and pastries. Avoid hydrogenated oils and trans fats like the plague.
  • sleep – if you’re short on time and the choices are sleeping, eating or exercising, sleep! Sleep helps restore your cells and even boosts your metabolism. Sleep helps increase your focus and response time and can help prevent aging.  It also lowers the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and other medical conditions.  Get your zzzs! 
  • breathe – deep breathing is a great way to regulate your stress levels and reset your body and mind connection. One of my favorite techniques is Dr. Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise. I use this often – on planes (taking off isn’t my favorite) or when I’m feeling overwhelmed. It works!
  • manage your time – find tools that help you save time and be more efficient: real estate technology tools like CRMs, electronic document management and virtual assistants. Delegate your tasks and save time!
  • take naps – studies show that an afternoon power nap of 10-20 minutes can help boost energy, mood and mental performance and is great for stress management. Find a bed or couch and embrace your own personal siesta.
  • get a massage – massage is great for blood flow and circulation, promoting energy movement, and reseting your alignment. There are fancy spas which can be pricey or you can choose a more affordable option like Massage Envy or a local massage school. Try to schedule one massage per month. It is well worth it!
  • smile – smiling really is the best medicine. The next time you aren’t feeling great, smile. It is hard to feel bad when you are smiling. Smiles are a great way to connect with others and brighten a stranger’s day. 
  • BYOF – Bring your own food – when traveling, plan ahead and bring your own food. If you’re in the car all day, pack a lunch and healthy snacks like raw nuts, carrot sticks, sugar snap peas, apples, bananas, etc. When hunger strikes, you’ll be prepared with healthy options. 
  • cook – a home cooked meal tastes better and is healthier for your body and soul! The time, pride and care you put into cooking comes out in the food. Cook with others or for others and make it a special event.
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I challenge you to choose one tip and try it today. Try it on your own or better yet, find a buddy and do it together. Stick to it, share it, even blog about it. Then add one more tip when you’re ready. To be healthy and stay healthy we must exert a little effort, but it is well worth it. The benefits are priceless.
Images courtesy of SuperFantastic and Brunna Peretti Loureiro