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Bosom Buddies Dive into Entrepreneurship [a business spotlight]

By Bonnie Chomica A Business Spotlight I am continually inspired by the ideas and innovations that come from the amazing people I meet. Recently, I had a draw at a networking event for a ‘Visibility Pack’ which entitled the winner to a feature on my blog, newsletter, and a mention to my social media tribes. This post is about the winner. Introducing ‘Bosom Buddies’ Claudette and Carola didn’t start out as entrepreneurs. Two great friends went on a road trip… Continue reading

How Clichés Can Kill Your Message

by Bonnie Chomica I’ll bet you use clichés all the time, without even thinking. They roll off our tongue, or our keyboard, because we think they portray a more colourful message. But, they may be killing your marketing message for several reasons. Cliché In The Dictionary Clichés – noun: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. Essentially, clichés are stale and boring, and often confuse people, rather than making your point. Why You… Continue reading

Crucial Subject Line Tips to Get Your Emails Opened

written by Bonnie Chomica People’s inboxes are a busy place. How do you break through the clutter, and capture your readers’ attention so they’ll open YOUR email. Start with attention-grabbing Subject Lines. The following subject line tips apply to your emails, but also consider them for the titles of your articles, blog posts, newsletters, and even social media. TAP INTO EMOTION As with most marketing messages you need to appeal to people’s emotions. What is their problem, need, or desire,… Continue reading

7 Great Websites for Royalty-Free Photos

written by Bonnie Chomica   Are you stealing photos for your marketing? You have to be careful not to infringe on copyright when using someone else’s photo, image, or clipart. Don’t just grab something from Google Images, or you could get yourself into a heap of legal trouble. I’ve compiled the following list of sites where you can find images to use free of charge.   License Agreements  The sites below have varying degrees of ‘rules’. Some have none, so… Continue reading

4 Essential Social Media Resources

Written by Bonnie Chomica Are you overwhelmed by the thousands of social media ‘expert’ websites? How can you find the most valuable and relevant information for you and your business?  On a daily basis, I rely on what I consider to be the four best social media resources. These are my ‘Go-To’ people. I’ve shared them here to help you weed out some of the not-so-great sites. 1. Social Media Examiner  http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ Michael Stelzner and his team at Social Media… Continue reading

Social Media Camp 2013 with Mari, Tyrell and C.C.

Written by Bonnie Chomica Social Media Camp is not just about Tweeps geeking out. There is definitely some of that, but really, it’s about marketing your business and how to engage your customers – the foundations for building your success. Social Media Camp 2013 in Victoria, once again had a stellar line up of keynote speakers and workshops. This was my second conference, and I’ve already got the third on my calendar. Social Media Camp 2014 is May 1-3 (you… Continue reading

7 Easy Topics to Blog About in 2013

I’m really excited about 2013 as Content Marketing continues to be on the rise. The need to provide quality content to people seeking help and solutions should be every business’s marketing focus. The old school of trying to rank with keywords and meta tags is clearly going the way of the dodo bird, or Google Pandas and Penguins. Tell stories about how people can get results, and stop just pushing your products. People are tired of sales pitches. It’s spammy.… Continue reading

Chris Brogan Delivers at Social Media Camp in Victoria – Part 2

Chris Brogan Review – Part 2 Yesterday, I wrote about the Chris Brogan speech I heard at the Social Media Camp in Victoria. There was so much information crammed into an hour, I had to make two posts about it. This one focuses on Chris’s latest passion, email marketing. “The best social media app is your inbox.” – Chris Brogan I’ve learned a lot about this lately, so Chris is certainly not having an epiphany, but what he does do… Continue reading

Chris Brogan Delivers at Social Media Camp – Part I

Chris Brogan Speech Review – Pt 1 Last weekend, I attended the 3rd Social Media Camp in Victoria, BC, and was very excited to hear Chris Brogan as the keynote speaker. I’d been warned by others that had heard him speak that he may not deliver what you expect. So, not knowing how things would pan out, I had no expectations, but was pleasantly relieved to hear a very personal and relevant speech for the audience at hand. The room… Continue reading

6 Onpage SEO Magic Tricks to Get Page 1 of Google

  Onpage SEO – Science and Magic You can’t just write an article or blog post and just leave it. You’ve got to give it some Google juice. Get it some attention. Prepare your content in a certain way, and you’ll have a better chance of ranking on Google, and other search engines. Google is trying to provide value to their customers, and so should you. Google is looking for value and authority. You may think of their algorithms as… Continue reading
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