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LinkedIn Tips: 7 Things You're Doing Wrong

LinkedIn Tips: 7 Things You're Doing Wrong
Today, LinkedIn is the No. 1 social media platform for professionals. Estimates of professional participation in LinkedIn are as high as 83%. But when I talked to one of my friends--social media expert Alexandra Gibson from OttoPilot Media--she told me that she sees too many professionals making a lot of mistakes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

13 Quick Tips To Optimise your LinkedIn Profile 1. Set a personalised URL with your name. The same name you use with other profiles: your brand. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Connect: Authored by: Isra Garcia Marketer, digital transformation and new media advisor, speaker, blogger, educator and an agent of change. Social Media Today's Best thinker member. His blog on Social Media, Marketing, disruption, lifestyle, new ... See complete profile 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Get a Job inShare637 Traditionally it was employers who had to make themselves visible when looking to fill vacancies – posting adverts in the press, then choosing a pool of candidates from a veritable tsunami of applicants. But not any more. There's mounting evidence that personnel specialists are now scouring social media sites and job boards for potential employees. If you're wondering how to draw attention to yourself in the right way on social-media sites, help is at hand. 10 expert tips on using social media to get the job you want: Step 1: Set up multiple accounts The first rule of successful professional networking is to keep business and pleasure strictly separate. FRIENDFEED:You can update and manage multiple social media accounts via FriendFeed However, with Facebook and Twitter accounting for the lion's share of media attention and internet traffic, that approach will exclude access to a lot of influential contacts.

- Frank Timis Website How to Increase Your Google+ Followers Bloggers and marketers are always aiming to weave magic by placing their brand in front of as many people as possible without having to show up. That is why I like video marketing and blogging because after you have recorded or written it and then uploaded it, your presence whether it is on video or in the written word continues to be read or viewed while you sleep all around this social and intriguing web world. The online videos educate while you snooze and the blog articles inform while you nap… that is what I call efficiency and leverage! Social Networks such as Facebook and the fast rising Google+ (which is projected to reach 20 million users by this weekend) provide platforms to leverage your content and spread your brand. How to Make your Ideas and Content Spread I added the Facebook social plugin to my blog a few months ago and it created a significant increase to the number of Facebook likes (or fans) for my Facebook ‘page’. Add People to Google+ While you Sleep Step 1. Step 2.

Making extra money as a freelancer, without being cheated Today I’m going to show you some interesting ways to make money as a web professional. Before I do, let’s clarify something: the best way to make money as a web designer is to develop a portfolio of clients. However, as a professional in this saturated industry, you know as well as I do that there will be times when there’s a drought of work. There are so many designers, developers, freelancers, studios and so on, that there’s only so much work to go round. But fear not my young Web Jedi, there are many ways in which you can earn yourself some extra cash during those down-times until the work rolls your way again. I’m going to show you several ways to make money when the phone isn’t ringing, ordered from the most worthwhile, to what in my opinion is the least. What? You’re probably thinking, “Who works for 50 cents an hour?” oDesk is the perfect site for any Freelancer to find work. First of all, it’s important to note that you’ll find plenty of competition on both of these sites.

Networking Advice: Leverage Your Best Contacts I know two different rock-star business owners who have the types of access you and I would kill for. In their databases are the personal contact information for C-suite executives of the biggest companies, government agencies and influence peddlers in their respective industries. Yet, these two are like the beauty queens stuck at home on Saturday night–they seem unable to translate those contacts into new business. What should they be doing and what can you learn? 1. The first mistake that I see made by these power connectors is that they try to delegate contacts into their organization too quickly. If you are the connector, you can bring an entourage to later meetings and discussions, but you have to be there–and you need to stay connected to your power contact. 2. Your first point of entry? It's a soft ask; it's a sincere offer to help. 3. Being top of mind in the world of power connections is very important. The point is that power connectors are busy. 4.

Frank Timiş Frank Timiș (born Vasile Frank Timiș, 1963)[1] is a Romanian-Australian businessman living in London, with interests in mining and oil extraction industries. The Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at £162m (U$238m) as of April 2008[update], making him the 497th richest person in Britain.[2] The Romanian magazine Capital reckoned Timiș to be the 9th richest Romanian, estimating his wealth at $290m as of 2006[update]. In 2012 he became the richest Romanian with a net worth of £ 1.34 billion (US$ 2.13 billion). Early life[edit] Born in Borșa, Maramureș County, he graduated from a vocational school for auto mechanics. Career[edit] Companies in Australia[edit] Timiș started his own transport company in Australia, which owned only one truck driven by himself. In 1992, he became the CEO of Morwest Holdings Pty Ltd, the first of his gold mining businesses. Another setback was Timiș' investment in Pneumatic Systems International Pty Ltd. Gabriel Resources[edit] Regal Petroleum[edit]

How to Write a Social Media Policy An office worker was fired after her employer discovered her sex blog. A waitress was fired for venting about a customer on Facebook. A woman lost a job offer at Cisco because of something she said on Twitter. These incidents illustrate why it might be wise to create a social media policy for your employees. "I would say it is absolutely crucial for any size business with employees to have a social media policy," said Vivienne Storey, general manager of BlandsLaw, a boutique law firm outside of Sydney, Australia, that specializes in employment law. Storey also writes for the firm's blog on social-media policy issues. A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world. Writing a Social Media Policy: Deciding When to Create a Social Media Policy A social media policy can be a company's first line of defense to mitigate risk for both employer and employee. There are two approaches to creating a social media policy. 1. 2.

20 Ways To Promote Yourself As A Web Designer Web Designers can often find it hard to get their name out there, and begin getting clients. Promotion doesn’t always have to cost money. I have compiled a list of how web designers can promote themselves, and get their name out there. Maintain a Website If you maintain someone else’s website, the owner may spread the word about your services. Create a Blog Creating a blog can bring in loads of traffic, and maybe even clients. Network Online Use online social networks such as facebook, twitter and digg to promote your blog articles, design work, and do personal networking with other designer. Create An Email Signature Putting a signature in all your outgoing emails can generate alot of traffic, especially if you send alot of emails. Purchase And Design Business Cards Business cards can generate alot of business. Create a Portfolio If you put up all your work into a nice online portfolio, clients will be able to see your work, and websites will link to your work if its of amazing quality.

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) Everywhere you look there is social media. It’s in our homes, businesses, places of worship and schools. And everywhere you look people are using it and talking about it. And it seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service. To help you cut through the clutter I thought I’d share with you 17 must-use social media tools that have helped my clients and their businesses. 1. An open source project led by Daniel Bachhuber, Mo Jangda and Scott Bressler, EditFlow is a WordPress plugin that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly. Get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar: Improved content status beyond WordPress’ default draft and pending review: Inline comments between writer and editor: And user groups to help you keep your team of writers organized by department or function. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Or a brand:

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How often should you tweet? 57.6K Flares Twitter 2.2K Facebook 74 Google+ 37 StumbleUpon 55.1K Pin It Share 15 LinkedIn 127 inShare127 Email -- Email to a friend Buffer 50 57.6K Flares × How often should you tweet? How often do you send Twitter updates out? Is it consistent or completely random and varies? How much is too much and how much is too little? There is a lot of debate about how frequently you should tweet. Whilst I do tweet a lot – I have around 4 scheduled tweets going out an hour (over a 24 hour period – I want to reach my American friends) in addition to “real” tweets it soon adds up. But let’s take it back a little, I’ve been using Twitter now since 2008 so it’s taken me over 4 years to get to this stage. I think it’s important to look at the types of tweets you send out as well – I genuinely think that’s more important than the frequency of how often/little you tweet. [pullquote]It’s not about consuming content, but sharing it, passing it on and adding to it @ariannahuff [/pullquote] Lilach