8 Ways to Help You Get Noticed as an Influencer

8 Ways to Help You Get Noticed as an Influencer

A work related post today for everyone. While I am considered an influencer myself by many brands and approached often, I also work the other side of the fence in seeking out other influencers to represent a brand or work on a campaign. This is actually one of the harder parts of my job as a social media specialist (yep, that’s what I call myself). The last couple of days I have been working on finding some new influencers for some upcoming programs and I am pulling my hair out. So today I am offering a few tips on how … Continue Reading →
Making Money Blogging [video]

Making Money Blogging [video]

I was supposed to speak at the #BAMC15 conference this past weekend but the weather on the route did not cooperate. Normally I fly everywhere but I was going to drive this time and look what happens. Hmph. Since I could not make it there in person I did a quick video. I would have been speaking about making money blogging and in social media and working with brands so that is what the video is about. Yes, I give real dollar amounts in the video even. To be honest, I could talk for hours on this topic. It is … Continue Reading →
Learn How to Create New Media Content at NMX

Learn How to Create New Media Content at NMX

This April I will be headed to the New Media Expo Conference (NMX) in Las Vegas. NMX is a conference where content creators, think bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, etc., can learn new ways to grow their online presence and create even better content. What To Expect At NMX 2015 LAS VEGAS Content Creation As I mentioned you will learn more about creating content like blogs, podcasts, video channels, and more. There will be a lot of information about audio and video production which is super hot right now. Distribution Once you have created your content you need to get it out … Continue Reading →
How Yoga Can Help You at Work

How Yoga Can Help You at Work

While I normally talk about tips on growing your business and using social media on Thursday posts, today I am broadening my scope. For most of us who work in social media we spend a large amount of time sitting behind a computer. This can be bad for our overall health but I have been learning from GaiamTV and #MyYoga (disclosure: I am compensated for my work with them but opinions and experiences are my own) on how I can use yoga to help my body and my mind. This makes me happier, more productive, and that makes me more … Continue Reading →
Why and How To Attend Blogging Conferences

Why and How To Attend Blogging Conferences

Conferences can be a big expense for bloggers but the right ones can really be worth the time and money you invest in them. The face-to-face contacts you make at conferences can be so much stronger than the ones we just make online. These stronger connections can also lead to more opportunities to make money with your blog and social media as well. The Benefits of Attending Conferences I have personally had more work offered to me from people I have met in person at conferences than any other form of contact. Many times I do not even know who … Continue Reading →
TUTORIAL: How to Pin a Tweet to the Top of Your Twitter Profile Page

TUTORIAL: How to Pin a Tweet to the Top of Your Twitter Profile Page

Twitter has some really useful tools that you can use including the ability to pin a particular Tweet to the top of your profile page. This is a great way to highlight a special photo, blog post, event, offer, or anything you like. While I use this tool as part of my business in social media and as a blogger, you can do it for personal Twitter use as well. You can only pin your own Tweets, not Tweets from others. The process is very easy to do. Step 1 Go to your Twitter profile page which will be twitter.com/YourUserName. … Continue Reading →
7 Steps to Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog and Social Media Channels

7 Steps to Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog and Social Media Channels

Welcome to the new year! This is a great time to look back at your blogging and social media from the past year and see what really worked, what did not work, and set new goals for what you want to achieve. Along with that, making an editorial calendar for your blog and your social media channels can also help you stay on track in the new year and meet your goals. There is no one size fits all editorial calendar because we all have different styles, time available, and goals. I am going to walk you through how I … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC Holiday Travel Habits and Tech (for work or personal use)

INFOGRAPHIC Holiday Travel Habits and Tech (for work or personal use)

While some travel often, there are many who travel just during the holidays. Today’s world has both our work and personal life using technology more and more. Because of this, more people need to travel with devices and it can lead to stress. Laptops can be big and heavy, battery life may not be long enough for flights, you have to remember all the different chargers and cords for your different devices. Even if we want to unplug for the majority of the time we are off work for the holidays it is most likely that we are less stressed … Continue Reading →
Must-Have Items For Bloggers Who Travel

Must-Have Items For Bloggers Who Travel

Traveling has become a part of my job in social media. I go on trips for brands and attended conferences fairly often. Whenever I am getting ready to go on a trip I often see other bloggers wondering what they should bring or not. I thought I would share a few of my must-haves when I travel as a blogger. Laptop or Tablet I am traveling with my Surface Pro 3 tablet these days which can completely replace a laptop for me (love it). Not all tablets can replace laptops though. Find a lightweight laptop or tablet though that has … Continue Reading →