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AIM Custom Media: How to Add Your Event to LinkedIn

More than likely, you noticed we frequently use LinkedIn Events to share our activities with business colleagues and clients as well as our social networking friends. Seminars, webinars and related events are important activities we engage in to enhance our education, share our knowledge and forge new relationships.

How do you add your business seminar or social event to LinkedIn? Well, I can’t explain it any better than the folks at LinkedIn that created the app. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

Click here to view the embedded video.

Let us know if you have any questions or if you would like us to do it for you.

SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING MINI-WORKSHOP

AIM Custom Media is presenting a mini-workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs titled, How to Leverage Social Media Technology to Build Your Business. To receive the announcement details, subscribe here to digital AIM and you’ll receive the info when it is published. Call me at 804-723-9160 if you have any immediate questions concerning website marketing, website design or social media.

Blogging for Dollars and New Business

Not many know it but, content management systems (CMS) are replacing websites and savvy website developers are using certain blog functions as both management and marketing tools. And, as we discuss frequently with business owners, CMS-driven websites are hands down one of the most cost-effective online marketing tools. In fact, many small business owners are generating enough revenue from their blogs that their "blog" is now their "business" (these fortunate few no longer have real jobs). How did they do this? Several ways but first let's take a look at a few blogging facts.

Citation from the Wall Street Journal,
New Services Help Bloggers Bring in Ad Revenue
by Kelly Spors:

If you're not making money off your blog, 2008 might be the year.

As more people see potential in earning money off the Internet, there is a quickly expanding array of advertising services and tools for bloggers that go well beyond the standard pay-per-click [PPC] text ads or display ads.

Many of the most widely used programs are adding features to allow users to customize the appearance and placement of ads on their sites. Some also are introducing newer money-making mediums such as audio and video. . . [You can read the full WSJ article here.]

What the WSJ article doesn't tell you is "all of the story." For example, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.com explains how difficult it was to build his business; and a little luck didn't hurt as he discusses here. I personally discovered Darren's blog well over a year ago. He does an excellent job but he admits his success is an anomaly. Let's face it, most business owners are not interested in becoming professional bloggers. However, this doesn't mean they can't use blog technology to market online, lower their annual website costs and improve their ROI. That's the real story but first let's get back to our discussion concerning how to generate blog revenue. Continue reading

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