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Some small businesses jumped into social media without having their list building process in place. That is a waste of good traffic and effort. I've been trying to get them to understand they need to integrate social and email marketing for years. Wrote this in 2010 http://www.adotas.com/2010/08/email-social-media-the-horse-goes-in-front/ "
I highly Recommend reading this post. My comment in it: "Pick a lane" - and stick with it. This is the key. You must see the vision and not let others talk you into quitting. You must see the goal beyond the challenges. Wise educators know their students will persist when they have a goal beyond the current obstacle, but quit as soon as things get "hard" if they don't. When you have a calling you will persist even when the tools you need don't exist yet. As Brad wrote: "You need courage and confidence. You need to believe that what you are doing matters (even if you are never wildly successful). You need to believe that this is your work.""
Hi Heather, No, this is a one-time thing. ProStores is owned by eBay and they are choosing to shut it down, so existing eBay store owners who use ProStores must migrate their stores, ideally right away so they have time before the holidays for all their new pages to be indexed. SEO Bill Hartzer tells me that can take 2-3 months. "
Between managing a business, blogging, marketing and social media many have no idea how complicated it all is. Having a mentor is the fast path to learning and can make sure you are focused on what should be your priorities. Without experience, it is too easy to end up constantly busy - but not with what will make a difference financially. As a long time mentor of small businesses and bloggers, our challenge is to make it easier for those who need a mentor to find us. Those needing a place to start can ask me in live chat at socialimplications.com. "
I hope social media users will listen to what Guy says. He is correct. You must be willing to share your content more than once on Twitter or it won't be seen. When we use JustRetweet or ViralContentBuzz our content gets dozens of shares - or even more - which I often retweet - and no one complains. "