10 Dumb Ideas for Business, Marketing and Life

May 19, 2009

1. Networking Organizations – Givers Gain

  1. What is your most beneficial Networking organization (business, personal, fun)? How can you make it better? Would appreciate your comments and suggestions below.
  2. Is there some other similar organization you can join that will add to your Network?
  3. Checkout

i. http://www.bninjpa.com/

ii. http://www.eonetwork.org

iii. http://www.ypo.org/

2. LinkedIn – Top Execs at Your Fingertips

  1. If you could contact someone you don’t know, but could really help you and your career, who would it be?

i. Try finding them: http://www.linkedin.com/

ii. Try being One of THEM!

iii. “Invite” me – I’ll accept and you can see a good example: http://bit.ly/WpuJS

3. Professional Web Site – Project Your Image and Ideas

  1. Do you have a web site now? Does it generate the results you want? If not, do something about it today!
  2. Resources

i. http://outofchaos.com/

ii. http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/ecommerce/

4. Email Marketing – Not SPAM

  1. It’s 5 times easier to sell to existing customers than to generate new ones.
  2. What is ‘Keep in Touch’ Marketing?
  3. Resources

i. http://outofchaos.com/

ii. http://www.constantcontact.com

5. Speed Matters – Sales, Cash Flow, Customer Service

  1. This is a big topic, but there is a way to

i. Increase your sales this year by 16% without selling anymore customers

ii. Triple your Cash Flow

iii. Radically improve customer service

…. Call or Email Me for More.

6. Twitter – Go Global

  1. Reserve your NAME before somebody else does.
  2. Search on your favorite topics
  3. ‘Follow’ Interesting people
  4. Build your following/audience/personal brand
  5. Soft-sell your Audience.
  6. Resources

i. http://twitter.com/

ii. http://search.twitter.com/

iii. https://outofchaosblog.wordpress.com/

7. YouTube – The New Search Engine

  1. Create Your Own Video or Demo

i. http://camstudio.org/

ii. http://www.voiceittoday.com/

b.   Signup and Load it on YouTube

i. Signup: http://www.youtube.com/

ii. How to: http://www.youtube.com/t/yt_handbook_produce

iii. Annotate it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxnopxbOdic

c. Use YouTube to Advertise Yourself

i. http://www.youtube.com/t/advertising

8. Find a Mentor – Learn faster and Better

  1. Benefits and How to Find a Good One:

i. http://bit.ly/k8zqp

9. Become an Expert – Start a Blog

  1. What can you or are you an Expert in?
  2. What makes you an Expert?
  3. How do other people know you are an expert? How to publicize it.
  4. Ideas: write a Book. Start a Blog, Teach, Consult, Get a Degree.
  5. Do people pay Experts more? How does an Expert create value?
  6. Places to promulgate your expertise”

i. http://wordpress.com/

ii. http://www.wikipedia.org/

iii. http://www.mahalo.com/answers

iv. http://answers.yahoo.com/

v. http://vark.com/

10. Travel – Meet, Inspire, Refresh

  1. Networking in the Sky: http://bit.ly/17vfK2

Twitter Name Goldrush Is On!

May 8, 2009

Below is a Letter I sent to all my clients, I thought you might find the information useful, if not important. . . . .

Dear Friend and Client,

From time-to-time, I like to alert our clients and friends of Internet related issues and opprtunites that require immediate action.

Reserve Your Company Name on Twitter Today for free . . .
. . . or Somebody Else Will!

Just as Domain Names have become extremely valuable, Twitter Names are being swept up. Perhaps your most valuable NAME is your company, brand or personal name. I would recommend that you go to Twitter today and Join! If you wait, somebody else may take your Name(s).

But wait! It’s going to ask you for a Username and this is very important. If it’s a business with a strictly business intent, reserve your business name, e.g. ABCWidgets. Names on Twitter will become almost as important as your domain name – so you should reserve it in any case. Note: Twitter will only allow you to use one unique Email address per account, so if you need or want multiple accounts, you will need multiple Email addresses. If you need help with this, contact us.

In addition, I recommend reserving your personal name as it is less commercial and this is very much a ’soft sell’ medium. You may also want to separate your personal use from your business use. So my Twitter Name is ‘charlielevin.’ If I did it again, it would be “CharlieLevin” with caps just to make it easier to read. You can look me up at http://twitter.com/charlielevin Click the ‘Follow’ button below my picture so I can send more info on how to take advantage of this new medium.

Thank you for your business and your friendship. Together, let’s make this a very successful 2009!

All the Best,

Charles Levin | President | Office (908) 713-1700 X 27
“Business, Internet and IT Solutions” | Web: www.outofchaos.com
Skype: charlie.levin|Twitter: http://twitter.com/charlielevin

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