Thoughtful Thursday July 18, 2013

“Your mind can be either your prison or your palace. What you make it is yours to decide”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die

If you have a dog, you should know (and probably do know) Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer. I really like Cesar, even though many of the dog trainers I know don’t agree with all his methods. None of us, however, can deny this man is a success as an entrepreneur. Is he perfect? Far from it. Does he know how to brand himself? Absolutely. This video gives you some insight into the man and his entrepreneurial vision. It’s a must watch for all of us on the road to becoming better business owners. http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/227184?hootPostID=9cd3a4c1813f88e87bac220d3efcf0ce

Marketing is all about understanding demographics and social media is no exception. This article will help you learn how to obtain the information you need and then refine it. http://www.business2community.com/social-media/refining-your-social-media-demographics-0557060

For many of my clients who come to this website, Baby Boomers are a big part of their demographic. Here’s an article on How Baby Boomers Use the Web, Social Networks, and Mobile: http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2013/11209/how-baby-boomers-use-the-web-social-networks-and-mobile

Hashtags are the way to open up your social media experience to more people. On Twitter they are critical. On Instagram they are a necessity and even on Facebook they’re growing in popularity. Here’s some basics for those of you who are new to hashtags: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2013/07/18/entrepreneur-guide-to-hashtags/

And speaking of Twitter, here’s an article about how to find content for your Twitter feed: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-find-great-content-to-share-on-twitter/ Birdseed for the brain so to speak.

By the numbers:

Three Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing Efforts
http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/07/18/3-quick-ways-to-improve-your-content-marketing-efforts/

5 Quick Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Marketing
http://www.copyblogger.com/marketing-quick-fixes/

7 Overlooked but Critically Important Details of Profitable Email Marketing
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/profitable-email-marketing/

10 Commandments of SEO (Infographic)
http://www.dr4ward.com/dr4ward/2013/07/what-are-10-commandments-of-seo-infographic.html

20 Reasons Why Competition is Good
http://businessgross.com/2013/01/21/business-competition/

3 Ways to Use Karma to be a Great Entrepreneur
http://under30ceo.com/how-to-use-karma-to-be-a-great-entrepreneur/

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