Rignite: A Social Media Management Tool [Review]

The Rignite Social Media Calendar

It’s always interesting to try new social media management tools, so I was thrilled to get the chance to test Rignite. While the tool is aimed predominantly at enterprises, bloggers can try it for free (I’ll tell you how later in the review). If your blog is your business, there’s a lot to like about Rignite. If you’re managing social media for others, the ability to separate your own profiles from clients’ profiles or to decide which LinkedIn groups you want to post to is also handy.

5 Brilliant Ways to Get More Blog Social Shares

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We all want more traffic and social shares for the content we create on our sites. So how can we get them? Easy… create content that provides value and is something that people actually want to share! Sounds easy enough right? Well… don’t think it’s that easy, but it is quite possible if you follow these simple steps. I’m sure once you’re done reading through this post, you might actually want to share it with your audience and social followers as well :) Here’s five quick and easy ways to start creating content that people will actually want to share.

5 Social Media Tools To Boost Your Results

5 Social Media Tools to Boost Your Results

Social Media tools can help you achieve things online that you could never manage on your own. The problem is that there are so many to choose from. So it is a tough task to sort through them all and find the ones that might work for you. In this post I have collected together 5 tools that offer a range of social media services, are very powerful, and could potentially boost your social media marketing.

Embarrassed With Your Twitter Skills? Be a Pro in 14 Days

Improve Your Twitter Skills in 14 Days

With over 284 million monthly active users, Twitter is a hot favorite of businesses and bloggers alike. Twitter streams about sixty million tweets per day which makes it pretty easy to get lost amidst popular Twitter users and big social media companies. Having said that, its obvious that every pro was once a beginner. If you want to increase your Twitter following and have a rather engaged audience here’s the 14 days guide to do better Twitter.

Revealed: The 4 Strategic Steps to Making Money From Your Blog

Making Money From Your Blog

Blogging is a great marketing strategy. And it’s smart that you want to use your blog to grow your business. But do you wanna know something crazy? Blogging doesn’t actually get you more sales.
It simply creates awareness about you and what you’re offering. It’s what you do with that awareness that gets you those sales. And that’s the secret to making money from your blog – knowing how to create that awareness, and then knowing what to do once people are aware of you. I’ll show you how in 4 steps.

Blogger Interview: Sharing Pinterest Marketing Ideas with Jeff Sieh

Pinterest Marketing Ideas with Jeff Sieh

I shared my best Pinterest marketing ideas in this interview with Jeff Sieh. But first, let me tell you a little about Jeff. He’s the man behind the widely popular Google+ Hangout series called The Manly Pinterest Tips Show. Yes, that’s right, men love Pinterest too! Jeff is also making a name for himself in the world of video production and social media management with His Design Online, the company he started a few years back. I think Jeff is the perfect person to advocate for the wide spread adoption of Pinterest by men around the world.

5 Competitive Edge Strategies That Leverage The Power Of Your Competitors

Five Competitive Edge Strategies

Have you ever thought about how your competitors can help you? Probably not. Most people are afraid of competition and would love for it to just go away. Well your competitors aren’t going away any time soon. But that’s a good thing because your competition can be a real source of leverage for you. Here’s what I mean. Think about your best competitors. What do they have that could benefit you? They have traffic, top search engine rankings, a large email list, lots of sales and most likely they dominate social marketing.

Define Your Niche In 5 Easy Steps

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Have you recently started blogging? Or maybe you have been blogging for a while? If your answer is yes, you have probably heard of the word, “Niche”. For many bloggers, that five letter word is the bane of their blogging existence. The Niche blogger writes about a specific area. They have an audience because the blogger solves a problem for them. Readership is steady, and readers often turn into customers. If your blogging plans include profiting from your writing efforts, then you might be better with choosing a niche blog. Here’s how you go about defining your niche in 5 easy steps.