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7 Ways To Generate More Sales Using Linkedin

As someone who makes his living teaching professionals how to utilize LinkedIn to generate more business for themselves, I remain convinced that the platform is one of the most exciting – and misunderstood – business opportunities available right now.

For whatever reason, LinkedIn can’t seem to shake the notion that it’s “only” a place to find a job or hire a new employee.

But as I’ve learned spending 48 straight months selling products and services on the site, LinkedIn is one of the biggest (and best) opportunities online right now for you to generate oodles of sales leads, add new clients and land new business.

I want to spend the rest of this post sharing the specific path I see successful professionals taking on LinkedIn when it comes to generating more sales leads, adding customers and increasing revenue.

Some of these tips might seem counterintuitive at first glance, but that’s why they work so well – they break from the conventional wisdom and outdated beliefs about LinkedIn.

7 Unusual Things Successful People Do On Linkedin Every Day

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Do Bloggers Need To Know Good OnPage SEO? via @MARDENEC

What is good onpage SEO?  It is not enough to just send out RSS or use back-links. As a blogger these days, it is important to figure our how to use on-page SEO the right way.

Practice Good OnPage SEO

OnPage SEO

What is SEO?

SEO stands for search engine optimization and according to wikipedia it is ” the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine’s unpaid results—often referred to as “natural”, “organic”, or “earned” results.  Today we want to share with you the process I use for on-page CEO for my site.   I use the Yoast Plug in to help me with my On-Page SEO because it sets it out nicely and it is quite easy to follow.

The first thing to look at is your title.  Your keyword should appear in your title as well as your URL.  If you change your title at any point, don’t forget to also change the URL if necessary.  In the case below my keyword is OnPage SEO.

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Ebook Piracy – What To Do If Someone Steals Your Book #KindlePreneur #h2e

You’d be amazed at how many websites have pirated or claim to have pirated your book.|

There it is…sitting there, being given away for free….

International Digital Awards contest ~ Great Prizes ~ Low Entry Fee ~ Open to all authors

International Digital Awards contest ~ Great Prizes ~ Low Entry Fee ~ Open to all authors

Enter your short, novella, or novel fiction in a contest where you’re judged on your STORY, not on how many friends vote for you. Readers will judge and score your work, based on their enjoyment of it. Even if you don’t place, you will gain exposure to at least three new readers!

Fee: $25.00 for Novels, $20.00 for novellas and short stories (2016 winners and finalists receive $5 off)
Deadline: July 15, 2017

Eligibility: Any ebook with a copyright date of 2016 or 2017 that was available for sale in 2016 or 2017 and is NOT available for purchase in mass print. (Ebooks that are available as POD’s are eligible) *** If your book previously finaled in, but did not win, the IDA, it is eligible for re-entry.
Entry: Non DRM PDF as email attachment
Categories: (All of the following offer BOTH a short/novella and a Novel category in each genre) Contemporary, Erotica, Historical, Inspirational, Paranormal, Suspense, Young Adult
Judges: Readers, including other unpublished and published authors.

  • Prizes:Prizes: First place winners will receive an engraved paperweight. Winners and finalists will receive certificates. PLUS – additional prizes for winners include…
  • Featured on a minimum of 3 blog posts
  • Featured in a “winner” video trailer that will be shared on FB, tweeted, and featured on at least 3 blogs and websites
  • Multiple Tweets and Facebook posts 
  • Featured on a special IDA Winners Pinterest Page



Book Marketing Techniques That Don’t Work Anymore via @WritingPants #h2e

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) who help educate and support self-published authors.

Source: Book Marketing Techniques That Don’t Work Anymore

Reminder Authors: Have you set up your February Promotion yet? Let us know in the comments!

I was sitting around staring at my Author’s Social Media Planner Book – really just staring at the outside of the planner wishing I’d decorated in a more fashionable way.

I clicked on the Internet and found a lot of Valentine’s Day reminders were starting to pop off.

I decided right then and there to jump over to and put together a quick .png. I borrowed a book Lover day ad, copied it and then posted it in my Hootsuite and Buffer, plus scheduled it out in my Facebook page.


It’s not much, but enough to draw attention for lovers of romance.

This is the status message attached:

Fall in love over &over again for Valentine’s Day reading page turning Suspense Romance #booklover

In Hootsuite that schedules to my Facebook Profile, Twitter, Go.ogle Plus for Motown Writers (for the SEO) and Motown Writers Group, I schedule my post every three days from here on out starting on the 18th of January.

For Buffer, I just did one schedule Que’d post and then I jumped over to Facebook Page, which also posts to my Twitter to post every 5 days starting on the 20th

These will all run until February the 14th.

I might do a giveaway. Still thinking about it.

What are you doing for your February Campaign? Please share in the comments with your website to link to it.


How to Set Up a Facebook Author Page for Beginners | #Repost via @IndiesUnlimited

New post on Indies Unlimited

How to Set Up a Facebook Author Page for Beginners

by Big Al

facebook logoA while back, I wrote an article here on IU which laid out the basics of Twitter. This post does the same for Facebook with an emphasis on what an author would need to setup an “author page” for their marketing and promotional efforts.

I’m going to assume you’re able to find your way to Facebook ( and sign up for an account. As I did with Twitter, my contrarian nature means I didn’t do any of the things Facebook wanted me to when setting up the demonstration account I’ll be showing here. Really you should consider doing all of what they suggest. If you didn’t, you’ll get a page that is almost a blank slate with the top looking a lot like this. Read more of this post

Cheap Book Advertising for Indie Authors frm #writingbytheseatofmypants

I simply loved this idea from writingbytheseatofmypants blog and needed to share this with you.

Her links are awesome and if you have a small budget I just know you’re going to enjoy this too.

Final Advertising Pic

Update: 12/6/21015

Several of these advertising sites have changed their policies since the publication of this post.  Please be sure to go to the actual website and read carefully the terms and conditions before signing anything.  ~Rachel Rueben

Recently, we had a discussion on the podcast about marketing and the subject of advertising versus PR (social media) came up.  One of the guests who had a background in marketing said, “Many authors buy Facebook ads and don’t sell anything.”  She went on to explain that PR and marketing were different animals and not many authors know that.  I agreed, though I had to come to that conclusion the hard way.  I too advertised on Facebook, and Goodreads then wondered why I got no return on my investment.  I quickly learned that the best places to advertise are in email newsletters but not all of them are cheap or indie friendly, so I went on a quest to find affordable and effective advertising.



While you’re there, check out her free PDF as well! Awesome Resource

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Watch “Finding Readers for Your Novel” on #HowToEbook

Need readers? Great video to listen to and pick up information.

Have you found an out of the box way to find readers?

What are your strategies?

Please share in comments.

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