How to improve your Networking in 10 easy steps

How to improve your networking in 10 Easy steps

When I landed on this world of Social Media and blogging I soon realized that in order to have any sort of success I needed to get noticed and build online relationships with other bloggers.

I was fortunate enough to start my journey through the hand of great teachers and colleagues at Aula CM that helped me to establish my self and get my work known and shared. But if you are starting alone, if you are looking for a job or if you need to get more noticed you need to start networking effectively and quickly.

It´s as simple as thinking that going through all of this by yourself is harder, like anything in life, alone and  you have less chances than with other´s help. So you need to find people that will more likley going to help you, but maybe before you need to help them.

In a previous post I went through 9 sites where you could publish your content and now I would like to explain some of my tricks for an effective online networking.

So why do you need to Network? Why do you need to get noticed? And why do you need to start today?

Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest

Establishing profitable relationships for both parts will be a win-win situation, this means that if you help someone you will be very likely helped as well. Above anything else, for this relationships to work, they need to be genuine, so whatever you do you need to be very personal and truthful. Continue reading

9 Super Sites to Publish Your Blog Content

9 Super sites to Publish your Blog Content

On this post I will go through a list of super sites where you can publish your blog content in order to give it more visibility and hopefully more visits and shares. Writing a post is just the beginning of the hard task of getting your content seen. On my last post we´ve seen a few surprising examples of Growth hacking and how some of the most known companies used a few platforms and strategies to give more visibility to their products. This list of sites where you can publish your content is a good start  either if you have a personal or a corporate blog in order that more people have the possibility to see what you post. Publishing your content in other platforms, besides the obvious social networks like Twiiter, Facebook and Google Plus is a clever way to engage with different types of communities  and by that reaching interested readers on your content. The first thing you need to bear in mind is that you need to find your niche and understand your audience, that way you will be able to target properly your readers and increase visits and engagement.
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How I got 7500 Twitter followers in just 4 months

Twitter Followers in 4 monts

You have probably stumbled on tons of posts on how to get more followers on Twitter, so why is this special? Because it actually works! It worked with me and I want to show you how so it can work for you as well. My first post on this blog was in fact about beginner tools for Twitter, and that seems a very long time ago.

I have already been sharing this technique with a few close friends and they have been impressed, so I thought I should sharing with everyone.

At the time I started to write this post I had 7500 followers that you can confirm here that 99% are real followers. Also, I am  on 267 liststhat increased from around 30 and my Klout score jumped from 50 to 65.

So what I am going to show you is not any sort of scheme or dodgy tricks, it really worked and I don´t waste more than 15 minutes on it every day. Continue reading

10 Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Community Manager

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On my last two posts I have created a list of inspiring Pinterest accounts and other one with great Instagram tools but recently I have dedicated a lot of time to read a lot of what these guys have to say about Social Media: Jeff Bullas, Gary Vaynerchuk  and Kim Garst.

Why? Well, these guys know a lot of Social Media and Online Marketing are part of this world you need to be constantly learning new things.

There’s a close link between my introductory line and the content of this post and I explain why. These authors are real authorities on Social Media, they talk about it, they write about it, they study about it, and they are the first ones to implement new tricks and techniques. What I mean is that there are people that dedicate tons of time to this brave new world. And in the other hand I see many companies neglecting the fact that they need to hire a professional to manage their Social Networks.

I have put together a list of 10 reasons why you should be considering to hire a Community Manger for your company today! Continue reading

11 #Instagram Tools You Need to Know About

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After my previous post on 25 Instagram accounts to follow on 2015 I have confirmed that Instagram is really popular right now. I have got a lot of good feedback and interest on the Instagram accounts. However I also realized that there is a bit of misconception on how to use this platform and how to use it.

There are a lot of tools and apps out there that can improve your performance on Instagram. Even if your goal is not to become a professional Instagramer, some tools can just simplify your posting activity and achieve better quality and results on your pictures and management.

As more as I dig through this network as more interesting I find it, and I think there will be a lot more to come, or did you forget that Instagram is owned by  Facebook? One of Facebook´s motto is to be constantly improving, so expect more on Instagram and some of the improvements may come from these tools.

On these post there are two types of apps, the ones for your computer and the ones for your phone. Continue reading

25 #Instagram accounts you should follow in 2015

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The year on 2014 ended very well for Instagram with terrific news. Socialbakers announced that Instagram has way more brand engagement than Twitter, also celebrated 300 million users, becoming one of the most used Social Media platforms on the planet and again, overcoming Twitter.

Another great news was that the minds behind Instagram were able to eliminate fake users, however this managed to annoy quite a lot of celebrities that saw their followers count to drop drastically. Here´s a list where you can find the biggest losers on Instagram, the ones that were more affected with this clean up.

This month of December is always a month of predictions, all media is predicting what should be coming up on 2015, my prediction is that Instagram is going to be big, even bigger than what it is now. There´s still plenty of room for this platform to grow and improve, but at the moment is a great place to find the most talented and creative people on the world using a camera.

I have decided to compile a list of people that are achieving something amazing on Instagram. If you are tired of your friend´s selfies, follow some of these Instagramers, you won’t regret it.

It´s a  random list from people I consider that are blessed to greatly express their art through the lens of camera, people that have amazing lives, adrenaline freaks, travelers, foodies, animal lovers and creative minds. There are no brands or celebrities on this list. Continue reading

11 Social Media Steps for Small Business

Social Media for Small BusinessNot long ago I wrote a post about 5 Social Networks that local business should be on. I must confess that I found the link between social media and small business very interesting and I explain why.

Almost everyone understands by now that bringing their business to Social Media is an important and fundamental step to get more visibility of their work, even though not everyone manages to understand how to do it. I have seen pretty much everything on the social networks, some are excellent examples how to use Social Media, and some others are a pure disaster and should probably re-think their strategy upside down.

It’s because Social Media is a rather recent marketing tool that most of the small businesses don’t know how to deal with it properly.

Yesterday, a very good friend asked me to bring his business to to Facebook, I must say I felt it was a huge challenge. Introducing a small business to social media is a difficult task that many owners fail to understand. After 15 minutes absorbing this idea, I got really excited about it, mainly because playing around with a social network for a small company can be extremely fun and rewarding.

This will be a useful guide with tips and tricks to bring your business to the web 2.0, because this is hard work but is also fun. Continue reading