Monday, February 16, 2009

Notes from Blog & Social Networking Seminar Feb. 17

Viral Marketing Tools

(1) Search Engine Optimization

(2) Pay per click PPC
Google Adwords
Niche, Region, Budget

(3) Banner Advertising

(4) Email Marketing

(5) Joint Ventures
Mostly for Information Product Sales

(6) Blogging

(7) Affiliate Marketing

(8) Article marketing

(9) Traffic exchanges

(10) Giveaways - ebooks, special reports

(11) Offline venues
Business Cards, Print Advertising, Letterheads, Flyers, etc

(12) Social Media (Online Relationships - Build Offline Business Relationships)

(13) Press Releases

(14) Blogs
Shows you as an expert
Post Weekly or Daily
Create or Participate in a Blog Network

Blog Should Include Video and/or Pictures
Professionals – Use Personal and Business Blogs

Follow the Doral Chamber of Commerce

Monday, February 9, 2009

How to Have Business Success in ‘09 - Stop Whining, Start Innovating!

How to Have Business Success in ‘09
Stop Whining, Start Innovating!

Yes, we are in a recession! So what? Have you seen “The Secret?” The Law of Attraction is real! The more you complain about the economy, the worst it will be for you and the rest of the world. Personally, I am tired of hearing people complain about how bad the economy is.

Speaking in economic terms, the reality is that it’s going to be worse in 2009. Speaking in “reality” terms, if you stop whining, stop reading doomsday economic news and watching CNN you will have much more time to create a better life for yourself, your business and your family in 2009.

So how do you make things better for yourself, your business, your family and the world? Take a new path – innovate! Create a new life! Examine the routines that you currently follow and change them. You are a creature of habit. You take the same route to your office everyday. You do the same thing in the morning and at night when you get home. At the office you go to lunch with the same people, at the same time. The best way to innovate is to examine your old habits and create new ones.

If you keep doing the same things you will continue getting the same results. The personal habits, or as I like to call them, your addictions, are linked to your social habits and to your business habits. To start new and innovate you must clear out the old.

Ever heard of the “vacuum law of prosperity?” It says that if you create a vacuum in your life the Universe will fill it for you with newer and better things. You can create a vacuum by giving away your old clothes, by breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend that you’ve been hanging onto for God knows what reason, or even by getting rid of real estate that you’ve been trying to save.

I hear too many people struggling with real estate that they purchased and now they can’t keep up with. Maybe it’s time to let go! Maybe it’s time to create that financial vacuum so that you can allow more prosperity to come your way! Go ahead! Clean out your life! Make room for a fresh relationship! Make room for new financial prosperity! Make room for God to come into your heart!

Live 2009 like there is no tomorrow! Make your life in ’09 a new life, a better life, a prosperous life!

God Bless You!
Manny Sarmiento – President
Doral Chamber of Commerce

P.S. For ’09 and beyond – Start a blog and learn about social networking for business! It’s not just for teenagers anymore!