I am a huge believer in reading when it comes to business, for a number of reasons. However, I also believe you should be extremely careful of what you read and how much, otherwise, it can be all too confusing for the mind. When you find a book which ignites a fire, turns on that proverbial light bulb; consume it, inhale it, and then ACT on it. The only way you will know the book is good for you, is if you can utilize even one idea in that book. Then you’re on the right track. Treat it like a game, now you need to move to the next level. Entrepreneur Go!
There are also motivation boosters, ways to bolster you up as an entrepreneur to keep reaching for those next levels.
Matt Manero, author of The Grit, and owner of multiple companies including his transportation finance company, CFF Nationwide, brings a combination of both guidance and motivation in his new book. He shares his story of how being bullied as a sixth grader and how he chose to react to it, lead him to fighting for greatness in all areas of his life. The stories he shares, the failures, and how he got back on that horse will be inspirational to all entrepreneurs.
3 Main Lessons or Takeaways from The Grit
1. Treat your business like a member of the family
2. If you think you’re dreaming big, dream bigger
3. Always stay gritty
Matt shares not only his own stories, but lessons he’s learned from very influential mentors like Grant Cardone who promotes 10X-ing all your goals.
So, do you have what it takes, do you have “The Grit” to make it happen? My own thinking is that when you are excited about what you do, you become gritty by default. You can’t help but do that business constantly. The quote says “Entrepreneurship is the only job people will work 80 hours a week, to get out of working 40 hours per week.” It doesn’t feel like work, it feels like a purpose. When you are there my friend, you will see how you move from one level to the next. Books like “The Grit” will give you the motivation to keep you moving up the levels. It is the type of book you can keep by your bed or on your desk for motivation. I like to call it the reminder book, a reminder to stay focused and stay gritty.
I highly recommend you grab a copy of Matt Manero’s book. It’s a quick read and one you can repeat because this is information you not only need but information which will light a fire in you and keep it burning!
Get your copy of The Grit now.
You can find out more about Matt Manero at www.mattmanero.com
Blogs, you’ve heard you need to start a blog. People are making real money with a blog. Money not your reason? Don’t worry, you can have a blog to present your opinions and point of view. Be an expert in your field and show it off! Take a look at the REAL reasons to have a blog in 2016.
Let’s Be Real – The Money $$$
Look at these HUGE Blog Facts:
Did you know the Huffington Post started as a blog in 2005? Today it makes $2,500,000 per month.
Tech Crunch is a blog all about technology founded in 2005 and makes $800,000 per month.
Mashable – Another pop culture / technology blog founded in 2005, and today makes $600,000 per month
Smashing Magazine is a magazine or blog for web designers and developers. Started in 2006, the site now takes in $190,000 per month.
The founders of all of these blogs had a love for certain topics. They started writing about it and found many others also had an interest in these topics.
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How to Make a Blog Work for You?
Stay Consistent with Your Blog Content
Choose a posting schedule, whether it’s everyday, a few times a week, or once per week, pick what works for you and stick with it.
Where to Get the Content for Your Blog?
Watch the news – there are headlines everyday, probably every hour online. Use the stories and put them into your blog content, relate it to your topic. Put your own spin on it.
Look at other blog articles and comments. See what the pulse of the people is and put your opinion into it.
Go on social media! People put out their thoughts on a lot of current events and stories. Know where to look and then use that content in your blog.
Include Multimedia on Your Blog
Keep your blog fun and fresh by diversifying the content to include videos as well. Video is growing by leaps and bounds online, capture that audience power on your blog.
Did you know starting a blog can be helpful for school and a resume builder?
If you stay consistent in writing on your blog, you will have a great deal of content. This content is not just for the internet.
You can use it for multiple purposes. Do you have a project in an English class looking for writing samples all of a similar theme?
You can take the blog posts you write and put them together in a portfolio. The career landscape has changed. You can find work as a content writer for many different companies to help write for their blog. The collection of blog posts will be a great portfolio to give to a potential employer or to even put as a link to your Linkedin.
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We want to congratulate our client, Bernie Williams on a successful night in New York City on Saturday, April 30th. His concert at the (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan raised a lot of money for music education. The show was sponsored by Steiner Sports, benefiting the NAMM Foundation.
Watch a highlight of the night when musician, Paquito D’Rivera joined Bernie and his All-Star Band on stage. Watch below:
Instagram can seem like somewhat of a mystery to many if you don’t have the secret tricks to help you crack that mystery code. It is important for you to utilize these hashtags below to increase followers and increase likes Instagram. Let’s get started!
1. #S4S – “Shoutout for Shoutout”
Definition: I will tell my IG followers to follow you in exchange for you telling yours to follow me.
2. #L4L – “Like for Like”
Definition: I will like your photo if you like mine.
3. #FBF – “Flashback Friday”
Definition: Post an old photo on Fridays.
4. #IGers – “Instagrammers”
Definition: Speaking to people using Instagram.
5. #POTD – Photo of the Day
Definition: Posts of photos you think are the best.
Definition: This is telling people to repost the photos on Instagram.
Want extra help with Instagram? Contact us today to get started!
There are over 42 MILLION Facebook business pages out there, and it is growing every minute. Facebook users (the visitors that “like” your page) spend an average of 40 minutes a day on the social media website. When you post an update to your page whether it be an image, a video, or a plain text announcement, you assume that all the followers of your page are seeing your update. However, there is a little secret that Facebook does not want you to know. Behind the scenes, Facebook is choosing which posts are viewed by which followers of your page based on their interests and likes.
So, how do you fix this?! Facebook Advertising!
#1 It’s Where Your Customers Are!
With over 1 billion users on Facebook, your audience is definitely somewhere in that mix! Facebook offers the widest audience you can get, second in line to search engines. It far exceeds television, newspaper and magazine advertising. Think about it, what other type of media are people carrying around with them 24/7?
#2 Dig Deeply into Your Target Market
Facebook is extremely specific with its targeting capabilities. You can choose who you want your ad to show to based on categories such as location, behaviors interests, age, languages, etc. After you choose, it will notify you of how many users your ad will be displayed to.
#3 Others have had Huge Success!
Stittsworth Meats: When the owner of Stittsworth Meats bought the meat market a few years ago, the first thing he did was set up a Facebook page. With a combination of frequent posts, contests/giveaways, and advertising on Facebook, the shop has taken off, and sales are up 250 percent!!
Carol’s Daughter is a skincare, hair care and beauty product company. Owner, Lisa Price started the business in her kitchen, opening up her first store in Brooklyn, New York in the late 90’s. When the Carol’s Daughter team started using Facebook, it was mostly to build brand awareness and to connect with their followers. The team then started using Facebook advertising to promote newly launched products, achieving sales in excess of $20 million!
Do you need help with Facebook advertising? Do you currently have a Facebook page that you need to take to the next level? Contact us: email Design@feelingthevibe.com.
TV is not the only way your business can get in front of large crowds anymore. We all have at one time or another visited Youtube.com, whether it is to watch adorable puppy videos or to learn how to create a top blog post. Did you know Youtube has over 1 billion users?! You heard me right, one BILLION! If your business is not yet utilizing the mega media outlet that is Youtube, don’t wait another day..
Reason #1: Youtube is Mobile Friendly!
Not only can Youtube’s billion users search and watch video clips while they surf the web at home, but now you are targeting users with video right in their pocket! Two-thirds of Americans are now smart phone users and are always searching while on the run. These users have their phone in hand and are ready to call your business.
Reason #2: Youtube is Owned by Google
Youtube was bought by Google in 2006. It’s no surprise that Google is the most popular search engine all over the world. Youtube is now the second ranked search engine. You may have noticed when you go to www.google.com and search, Youtube videos show up in the listings as well as on the “Videos” tab on Google.com. This opens up huge doors for your videos to be found when your customers are searching on Google. Don’t miss out!
Reason #3: Youtube Offers that Real Touch
Don’t conform to just having a website full of text. Don’t get me wrong, blogging is critical for search engine rankings. However, Youtube not only is ranked highly in the search engines (particularly Google), but it also gives your visitors that real person connection. Words on a screen are nice, but they want to see you move, walk, and talk. Studies show that when your visitors feel connected to you, they will ultimately go that extra step and do what you are asking, whether it is to sign up for a mailing list, like your Facebook page, or call your business.
If you would like help setting up a Youtube channel, we would be happy to consult with you and get you started! Call us at (914) 315-9651 or email Design@feelingthevibe.com.
Tweeting, posting, updating statuses. There is so much to do when it comes to promoting your business online. How about some rules and information to help you know when is the best time of day and week for clicks, retweets, favorites, and overall engagements.
Recently, Bufferapp.com examined over 4 million tweets to see which had the best engagement when. So let’s take a look at the results:
- Best time for Clicks: Early morning hours between 2 am – 3 am.
- Time with the Fewest Clicks: 9 am – 1 pm local time
- Best time for favorites and retweets: Evenings and late at night (9 pm local time is the best hour on average)
Let’s get more specific:
- Most Popular Time of the Day to tweet: Between noon – 1 pm local time
- Fewest tweets posted: Between 3 am and 4 am local time
Looking at the statistic above for the “most popular time of the day to tweet,” please keep in mind, this should actually be used carefully as your tweets may get lost in the shuffle with so much tweeting activity going on. Therefore, it would be better to tweet during non-peak times if you want to be seen.
The brand new talent show, FOX’s “New York Star of the Day” welcomes Bernie Williams to head the band! The show is hosted by famed anchor, Ernie Anastos as host. It airs every Saturday on FOX 5 in New York, at 5:30pm EST for a half hour show.
You have a hand in voting and ultimately choosing your New York Star of the Day!
Visit New York Star of the Day for more information.
Bernie Williams is a huge supporter of the Hillside Food Outreach program, helping feed families in need. Next month, Hillside Food Outreach will be hosting their annual gala at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center in Danbury, Ct on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
The event will begin at 6:00pm with a cocktail buffet and a silent auction, followed by dinner at 7:30pm. Bernie will be joined by Paul Shaffer and friends for a wonderful evening.
Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available.
Please visit Hillside Food Outreach for more information.