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Tuesday Tips: How to Create a Buzz with No Budget – Entrepreneur

It’s scary: No money for promotion. Guess what? There are millions out there with the same problem. What can you do?

Local Bigwig‘s Ray Madronio turned to big players in his industry to get free marketing help for his startup. Hear how he did it, plus expert tips. via Entrepreneur on Youtube:

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Read the post: Entrepreneur Magazine: How to Create Buzz on No Budget

I like that the first tip in this video is about getting on the phone, having the courage to reach out in a human way in support of your business. In my view, its sad what is happening in this age of enhanced digital interaction, a slowing of ACTUAL CONVERSATION. Read more…

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Tuesday Tips: Best Success Tool for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs – Bob Baker

It’s not what you think.

I have used this tool, a method for capturing ideas, for my whole life, but in recent years I have fallen down on the job with it. Too often my ideas are lost because in my mind, I’ve got it covered. I need to get back to some basics. Thanks for the reminder, Bob Baker!

Watch this:

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Visit: Bob Baker’s TheBuzzFactor.com – Music Marketing Advice
Twitter: @MrBuzzFactor

What are Tuesday Tips?
Each week I post tips for freelancers and the self employed on Tuesday (Tuesday Tips) and, on Wednesdays, something that I find entertaining, beautiful, funny or engaging in some way (Freeform Wednesday). I hope you enjoy these posts and I appreciate your visits to this site, and comments on the blog posts.

Got a Suggestion, Comment or a Funny Story?
Please share in the comments section below. THANKS, Trace

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Reaching Out: Why Good Content is Not Enough

Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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Strategic Social: DFW Rocks Social Media Day – Part 2

DFW Rocks Social Media Day Recap Part 2: I don’t get to attend many conferences due to travel and work commitments. And the curmudgeon in me is leery of folks who claim great knowledge but then deliver next to nothing of value to me.
This wasn’t the case with DFW Rocks Social Media Day 2013. I went and was glad I did. The speakers were engaging and presented current, useful information.
THANKS to Lissa Duty for hosting DFW Rocks Social Media yearly. Lissa is a Social Media Marketing Strategist, Coach and Trainer in Dallas.”
Visit: LissaDuty.com

Last week I posted part 1 of my recap of this event. Read it here:
Strategic Social for Freelancers: DFW Rocks Part 1 – Facebook, Sales and Google+

Visit the event site: DFW Rocks Social Media

Click links in the tweets embedded in this post to read overview of each topic covered, good insight on SEO and social media for all.
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Reaching Out: Why Good Content is not Enough

A thought this morning: “Content is King” is a myth.
From my earliest foray into social media and blogging, I have heard the “Content is king” line and believed it. It makes sense that if you don’t have anything interesting or informative to say, few will pay attention. Now I see that having great content is important, but it’s just one of the keys to the puzzle. I wish that merely posting inspired writing, photographs, quotes and other popular content were the keys to attracting millions of eyeballs to this blog, but alas, this is not so.

Is your "stuff" being seen?

Is your “stuff” being seen?


Great content is nothing without REACH. Read more…

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Social Media Smart Move: Be an Aggregator Not an Aggravator

What do the most successful, most “shared” websites today have in common?
AllTop, Mashable, TheNextWeb, TechCrunch; all are content aggregators. The concepts they use for online success are applicable tools for entrepreneurs and small business, for those who embrace this simple concept of social media:

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I found this cool article, here I re-posted it, check it out…” – Social Media in a nutshell.

That’s what the “big boys” of socially shared media do on a grand scale. Most of the core content was not created by their staffs. They find interesting articles, videos and technology from a myriad of sources and then repurpose them as articles on their sites. In turn, all of the original content creators get raised visibility and the aggregator (like Mashable) reaches audiences of ever expanding proportions. Not because they do this every once in a while, but because they do it ALL the TIME.
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