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Do you need help?

Posted on 14 Apr 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 9 comments | Tags

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Many people are on complete overload. With today’s technology, there are many ways to market yourself as an author or entrepreneur. There is something new every day, LinkedIn, Squidoo, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Articles, Blogging, Email Marketing, Joint Ventures and much more.

Well if you are finding you are short on time, you may want to think about what you should be doing YOURSELF as CEO and then what could you delegate or have someone else handle for you.  Why struggle doing everything yourself and just end up with no time and not much done?

Entrepreneurs can sometimes fall into the trap of feeling like you need to do everything yourself OR another one is because we are good at something we think we should be doing it.  But the truth is, we should be planning our business and marketing strategies, building connections and relationships, creating deals and products.

Its valuable to make a list of what you want to accomplish this year, and what are the tasks involved in that.  What pieces of that do you detest with a passion, what do you like, what should you be doing and then write down which ones you can (a) eliminate (b) delegate (to current staff or VA) or (c) out-source.

Your VA and outsourcer may be 2 different people or the same person – totally depends on what skills you need and who has them.

For example, I have worked with a VA – who said she could do everything for me – she was such a nice person but when she worked she was a spreadsheet and research queen but hated and avoided anything else – including writing emails for me, answering customer service inquiries, making calls or even making simple appointments with people who asked to have appointment. 

So someone making calls for you – may or may not be same person who does internet writing or research for you.  But there is a solution.  I met Daven owner of 123 employee and one of the events I was at and he has put together a pretty cool system where you pay for 1 VA or outsource (trained already) person and you could stay with that 1 person or (this is cool part) get 2 or 3  people for same price (basically you just pay for hours worked).  And you get to interview them yourself and NOT hire unless you are thrilled with candidates.

I am actually going to try them out this month and will let you know how I fare.

But think about them as possible people who can do your SOCIAL MEDIA marketing for you – blog for you, create a blog, write articles and submit with keywords to sites for you – make JV connections for you – send emails out for you – customer service reps for you – even sales team staff for you.  Big behind scenes SECRET for you:  In fact I know a VERY wealthy (and famous) internet marketer uses an outsourcing team just like this to call his customers to sell his workshops for him.

So if you are interested in checking them out, Daven has agreed to waive the two-hundred dollar sign up charge, so you only pay for hours worked – that’s money immediately in your pocket.  And by the way this sign-up fee is NOT a bogus charge – it’s very real and I witnessed lots of people who paid it.

So check out this e-book:  Its a guide for outsourcing.  Yes they want your email and will want you to go with them, and in may be helpful for you to try it for a month, give it a go.  You never know how it will be until you try it out.  And remember you can opt-out anytime.

Please let me know how this has helped you.  By the way, I know he uses staff from the Philippines, and they are the BEST out there for outsourcing.  Even my friend Frank who created the multi-million dollar Traffic Geyser has been using someone from that country for years and loves him.  So professional and in-expensive.  American & Canadian dollar goes far there.

Daven’s people are trained already so my advice – try it out for a month, maybe go with one of their trained staff (so you don’t even need to train them) and see how you like it.  For $5 bucks/ hour – how can you lose?

Let’s toast to making our lives easier!


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Microsoft, Google seal search deals with Twitter

Posted on 24 Oct 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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I found this article that I wanted to share with you.

Alexei Oreskovic of Thompson Reuters has written an article about a Joint Venture you should know about.

Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have sealed separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google now dominates.

Google and Microsoft’s five-month-old Bing search engine, which hopes to take on the current leader, both won access to Twitter’s store of public data in real time, executives at the two companies said on Wednesday.

The long-expected deals are expected to ramp up the efficacy and lure of search results, by allowing users to scan real-time Tweets: 140-character stream-of-consciousness messages that Twitter hosts on its vastly popular website.

But Microsoft appeared to one-up its rival Google, which controls 65% of the search market, with a deal also to include content from social networking site Facebook, one of the Internet’s most visited addresses.

Terms of the deals – which were non-exclusive – were not disclosed.

“In the past few years, an entirely new type of data has emerged – real-time updates like those on Twitter,” said Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search products.

“We have reached an agreement with Twitter to include their updates in our search results. We believe that our search results and user experience will greatly benefit from the inclusion of this up-to-the-minute data.”

Twitter, the three-year-old Web start-up that has become an Internet sensation popularized by celebrities and government, attracts tens of millions of visitors every month.

Qi Lu, president of online services at Microsoft, said data from Twitter could provide “signals” about which content on the Web is most popular and most relevant to search queries.

“You can use those to augment today’s search experience,” Mr. Lu told a San Francisco Internet conference.

From Wednesday, Twitter search results will be accessible on a special section of Bing as a beta, or test product. Microsoft plans to present the most popular Tweets of the moment, while allowing Web surfers to view Twitter messages that contain links to other Web content. Microsoft will filter out spam and other extraneous data.

Conversely, Bing’s Facebook deal encompasses only messages that its 300 million-plus users have flagged as viewable to the public, a practice that is relatively new and not as widespread on the social network, where users typically send messages to groups of friends.

“This is one of the first times that a search engine will be differentiated through access to content. We think Bing will benefit from the right to index and display the tweets almost as soon as they are posted,” JPMorgan said in a research note before Google announced its own agreement.

“As searchers are looking for more and more real-time Web results, we think this partnership will help Bing to improve its user experience.”

Microsoft also inked a deal this year to entwine its search efforts with Yahoo’s.

Yahoo’s chief technology officer, Ari Balogh, told reporters that, generally speaking, any data Microsoft’s search engine has access to would also be accessible to Yahoo under the terms of their partnership.

Yahoo already has been testing the limited inclusion of Twitter messages within Yahoo search results to certain users, he added.

“All content on the Web is relevant to search,” Mr. Balogh said. He thought people would not want to go to three or four sites to access different types of data, such as Twitter results.

Article found at: The Financial Post

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Everybody and their dog is now Tweeting

Posted on 08 Oct 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 2 comments | Tags

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Now I’ve heard just about everything.  Just as I’m heading down to the 21st Book Marketing Event in San Diego I came across this about Twitter…If you’re not Tweeting you should be and if you are too busy you should let us do it for you: 

If my dog had a twitter account…

Everybody and their dog is now Tweeting8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM – Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Excerpt from a Cat’s Diary…

Day 983 of my captivity….

Everybody and their dog is now TweetingMy captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now .

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You Tube, Twitter and Facebook Merging

Posted on 14 Jul 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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I just found out that Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook will be merging.


You heard it here first. The new name of the company will be:


“You Twit Face”


(Yes- that is a joke- sorry about that!)


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Once Again Leaving the City of Vancouver – But Still Getting It Done in my Biz?

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 1 comment | Tags

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Once Again Leaving the City of Vancouver – But Still Getting It Done in my Biz?

The beautiful city of Vancouver

WOW – What an amazing response I’ve been getting for publishing names! Thank you SO much – and keep them rolling in!

I’m actually heading off to Europe in a few days (I know – tough life!), but I’ll be checking in throughout my trip and I’m keeping track of those name suggestions to choose one when I get back – I’m loving seeing what’s coming in so far!

You know, in spite of all the traveling I’ve been doing lately, it sure seems like the city of Vancouver is the place to be this summer! I have friends that are very excited to take over my house for a mini-vacation while I’m away.

I was excited to see that my house was actually on The Bachelorette the other night! You’ll have to see if you can spot it if you catch the show again – it was seen in the exterior shot of the Granville Island.

And of course, we have the Olympics coming this summer – I’m even thinking about renting my house during the games – if you’re interested at all, leave a comment for me!

With so much going on here I almost hate to leave the city of Vancouver again – but I know Europe is going to be amazing! And you know I can’t wait to check in at the office to find out who got in as one of the 75 in the Get It Done Today Series!

Let me tell you, this series has been a long time coming – and everywhere I look I see people who are just READY for it!

For me, being able to travel and work on my publishing house and my book and teaching classes and all of these other things I have to do for my business (and life!) are the entire reason I wanted to create this series – I’ve come to realize you just can’t be everything!

I decided I really needed help with all of this stuff – podcasting, social marketing, etc. – and I figured, “I can’t be the only one!Continue Reading

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Are You Ready to Get It Done TODAY?

Posted on 10 Jun 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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I can hardly believe it’s FINALLY here! I have been sitting on this thing for WAY too long – and the time has come for me to share it with you! (And as a member of my online community, you’re getting exclusive access 10 days BEFORE everyone else does!)

Let me tell you – if you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, these are the words you’ve been WAITING to hear (I know because this whole thing was created out of my own longing as an entrepreneur to just get some of the help I needed!)

I am so excited to finally be able to tell you about a new service that is going to let you check off everything on your list for your business – and check it off fast (and cheaply too!).

Now, you know me – I love marketing strategy and techniques and teaching my students the behind-the-scenes secrets of how the super successful become well-known, generate massive leads, and well…make a ton of money doing it.

And of course I put many of these techniques into practice in my own business – but even I can never seem to do ALL the ones I want to in a year – I just don’t have the time or the energy. And it’s not always easy to find the right kind of help – even if you can afford to hire out!

The real truth is (and trust me, most marketers won’t tell you this) – you’ll probably never have all ofthe hours and dollars that you’ll need to learn and implement all the top marketing strategies for your business – it’s just too much!

And when you’re continually balancing your business needs, wearing many hats, and trying to enjoy a life at the same time, you’ve gotta ask yourself…


And really…wait for it…here’s the kicker…

WHY THE HECK SHOULD YOU HAVE TOO??????? Continue Reading

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