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How Little Business Owners Can Beat Big Companies At SEO and Marketing!

First off, we have been doing social media since the stone age, 1990 and watched it evolve and change and also stay the same since them. We have used it to promote our businesses and our clients. I mean you have to eat your own dog food right?

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Social social media is just another tool that when used right that can be highly beneficial and when used wrong can cause injury to your business. Just like a good knife.

Easy Anderson’s Social Media Tips.

Tip #1. “Social Media like brushing your teeth works best when done daily” Even if you just spend 10 minutes a day on the various platforms, it beats spurts of effort.

Tip #2. ” Make sure you are tracking leads and business that come in from it. Otherwise, why bother?” This can be done easily by using a separate phone number and email that get you from Google for free so that you can tell how many calls and contacts you get, to asking where they heard about you, and offering coupon codes for any offers that you may have that you offer through Social Media.

Tip #3. ” Don’t sell on social media ” Just offer free advice so that people know that you know what the heck you are talking about” Figure out how to help them and they will automatically want to buy from you over time. Actually give a shit, don’t fake it.

Tip #4. ” Keep it simple and to the point” ” If people have to think to get your message, they will do neither” . Think great headlines and use pix whenever possible.

Tip # 5. ” Don’t worry about getting tons of likes or friends” We have found that well over 50% of all social media people are fake profiles set up by marketers or not ever used. With Twitter we estimate that it is over 60% that are not real, so take your numbers with a grain of salt.

Tip #6. ” Remember you are just renting space on Social Media platforms and you always want to be driving people to your site. You can lose your account for no good reason or the platform can go belly up. Can anyone say MySpace? So hook them with Social Media and then get them to sign up for your email list and at the very least, make sure your site can help them let you know that you can help solve their problems.

Tip #7. ” Be positive and helpful, and most importantly “REAL”. Follow these rules and you will get business if your product or service is decent.

Right now they are not talked about as much as the other, but if a business is actually looking to monetize their Social Media, Google+ and Linkedin blow away everything else by far, even though most of the Big Agencies don’t have a clue as to how to use them to make money for their clients. Which I think is GREAT! 🙂 Don’t you?

The 7 Ps – Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

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Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

I am bumping this post up yet again because I am reminded of the value and transcendental truth of this simple saying.

The first time I heard that adage from two young guys named Hollis and Carter, it was like someone slapped me upside the head and it was game changer for me.

As some of you may know, I have been involved in what has become a rather large software project that as they often do, is taking a bit longer to put together than we had hoped, yet is still on track for doing what we had planned it to do and more. In fact Beta is actually starting for real.  Mind blowing comes to mind.

What we planned for it to do is basically make everything that I had cussed various Web designers, Programmers and pieces software out for and make it easy to do for an amateur. That is make it easy to put together Websites, Blogs, Sales and Squeeze pages, and Shopping Carts for someone with no technical skills whatsoever.

Basically we wanted to give someone who’s sole technical skill was to check their email, the ability to create what normally only professional Website developers and Programmers could do at a huge cost, and on top of that, be able to do it in a few hours, not in a few days or weeks that it would take a Pro to do.

Guess what? We freakin pulled it off and I think it is going to be a game changer as far as how Websites, Blogs, Landing Pages, and profitable online businesses are put together.

My point about bringing this up is that this never could have happened had we not planned to do this at the outset. Regardless of how many people said it could never be done, if we had not properly planned it out, it would not have been brought into being and we would have ended up with just another piss poor piece of software.

The impact was so great on me personally perhaps  because in the Organization People Pattern(tm) of my Personality Language(tm) profile, I am a Free Spirit and I never used to like to really plan anything because it bugged the heck out of me. I know the reason why and it was mostly because I was rebelling against the rigid Structurists that were around me.

By the way, if you have not read the book Personality Language yet, I highly suggest it. It is kind of mind blowing as to what it will tell you about what makes you and others tick. I learned more in that book about basic human behavior than any other book that I have read. Continue reading The 7 Ps – Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Profit Quotes

“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur”- Red Adair

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”- Margaret Meade

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”- Ben Stein

“Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’”- Marcus Aurelius

“Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.”- Brian Tracy

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”- Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch

“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.”- E. M. Forster

“Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you.” – Bill Cosby

How To Communicate To Make More Money And Find The Love Of Your Life!

An interview with the author of the new book “Personality Language” Marilyne Woodsmall

(OK, I threw in the part about finding the love of your life but it is possible 🙂  )

I did this interview when this book first came out and I see that there a few people have picked on just how valuable this really is and are starting to teach it. But, why not get it from the Horse’s mouth so to speak instead.

Get comfortable and take a listen to an interview I did with the author of the new book Personality Language. Listen in as we discuss how using Personality Language can dramatically boost your profits.

This is a totally new way to reach not only new customers, but get a lot more sales from your existing customers.

I hope to have more chats with her about this mind-blowing new way to communicate with your customers and increase your profits.

We talk about how Personality Language and you will find out why you want to layout all of your Blog posts, Sales Letters, and Information Products this way if you want to have the most success with them and become profitable.

Marilyne Woodsmall and Wyatt Woodsmall, who are Human Success Modelers wrote this as a primer to introduce this new way of thinking. Continue reading How To Communicate To Make More Money And Find The Love Of Your Life!

Quotes To Get You Profitable!

I love collecting quotes. They can help motivate you and remind you what is important. Here are a few of them for you to chew on.

"Coming up with new ideas is easy. It is letting go of the old ones and actually using the new ones that is tough" Easy Anderson

"The right man is the one who seizes the moment." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

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Global Warming, Carbon Credits and Adultery Credits Explained

Two videos that explain it all. Enjoy!

Bo Bo and Bee Bee The Conundrum Bears Talk About Man Made Global Warming and Carbon Credits and Adultery Credits.

The Man Made Global Warming as explained by Bo Bo to Bee Bee.

And …. Bo Bo and Bee Bee Discuss Carbon and Adultery Credits

Continue reading Global Warming, Carbon Credits and Adultery Credits Explained

Happy Thanksgiving And George Washington’s Original Thanksgiving Proclamation

Happy Thanksgiving And George Washington’s Original Thanksgiving Proclamation.

I have made a recording of George Washington’s original Thanksgiving proclamation and also Thanksgiving wishes from me.

I have also included the transcript below. Going to re-post this every year. I think it is that good.

Cheers,

Andrew Anderson

Happy Thanksgiving!

Washington you can download it as an MP3 here.

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

G. Washington (his actual signature)


NOTE:

Shortly after the Thanksgiving Proclamation was written, it was lost for 130 years. The original document was written in long hand by William Jackson, secretary to the President, and was then signed by George Washington. It was probably misplaced or mixed in with some private papers when the US capitol moved from New York to Washington, D.C. The original manuscript was not placed in the National Archives until 1921 when Dr. J. C. Fitzpatrick, assistant chief of the manuscripts division of the Library of Congress found the proclamation at an auction sale being held at an art gallery in New York. Dr Fitzpatrick purchased the document for $300.00 for the Library of Congress, in which it now resides. It was the first official presidential proclamation issued in the United States.


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The REAL Thanksgiving Story – Bet You Did Not Hear This One In School

If you have never read this, you are in for a treat. While there has been much revisionist history concerning what Thanksgiving is and was all about, here is the REAL story. A hint (The triumph of Capitalism that saved the Pilgrims and therefore the US of A and you and me too!)

Here is the real story… Enjoy.. I have posted the short version and another longer one. Would love to hear what you think.

God Bless you and yours  on this most splendorous of Truly American Holidays!

Cheers,
Andrew “Easy” Anderson

The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

Did you know that the first [Plymouth Colony Pilgrim’s] Thanksgiving was a celebration of the triumph of private property and individual initiative? Continue reading The REAL Thanksgiving Story – Bet You Did Not Hear This One In School