Site moved to Stampingismybusiness.com/blog/2012/06, redirecting in 1 second...

Stamping Is My Business!: June 2012

« May 2012 | Main | July 2012 »

6 posts from June 2012

June 29, 2012

Banned From Facebook!!

image from stampingismybusiness.typepad.com

I don't understand why this happens every few months, but it does...
 
This morning, I had a bunch of e-mails from subscribers asking the same question:  Can I promote my business on my personal Facebook page.
 
The answer, unequivocally, is NO!
 
As has happened with many others, doing this can get you banned from Facebook.
 
And just because you know people who are getting away with it, that should not a reason for you to consider it, or tell others to do the same. 
 
"Other People Are Getting Away With It" is certainly not a principle I'd base my business actions on... and I'm sure you feel the same way.
 
But if you don't believe me, see what Facebook says about it themselves.  Go to this page, and click on the second bullet point.  It says, and I quote:
"Users aren't permitted to maintain an account under the name of their organization, or use personal accounts to advertise or promote themselves professionally."
You can also go here and here for more stories about how this practice could get you banned from Facebook.
 
Also, I've recut my free Facebook For Business webinar.  It's about a half-hour long and goes into great detail about what you can and can't do on Facebook to promote your business.
 
 
Finally, if you want to learn how to take advantage of Facebook, as well as your other social networking platforms, in a way that's not only within the rules, instead of the gray areas, but also gives you maximum effectiveness, check out the Advanced Blogging and Social Networking Boot Camp.
 
2012advblogbootlogo400px 
The Early Bird expires Tuesday, so don't delay!!!
 
Have a great weekend!

June 21, 2012

ANNOUNCING - The 2012 Advanced Blogging and Social Networking Boot Camp! Early Bird Begins NOW!

 
 
I'm happy to announce Early Bird Registration has opened for the
2012 Advanced Blogging and Social Networking Boot Camp!

 

This Boot Camp (which hasn't been offered since 2010) is for those of you with any one or more of the following:
  • Blog
  • Facebook Business Page
  • YouTube Channel
  • Twitter account
The Boot Camp will reveal the latest advanced techniques, strategies and opportunities in the worlds of blogging and social networking.
 
Utilizing the information will allow you to: 
  • Drive more traffic to your sites
  • Increase the level of interaction
  • Convert more prospects into customers
 
The Boot Camp is designed to:
  • Keep you on the cutting edge
  • Give you a competitive advantage
  • Show you how to increase sales and profits, WITHOUT investing more time!
In addition to the four weekly webinars, you'll receive all of the step-by-step, over-the-shoulder tutorial videos you need to get learn and implement the different techniques and strategies we're going to go over!
I've recorded a video explaining exactly what we're going to cover during the Boot Camp.  
 

For more information, use the link below.  The Early Bird Discount Period begins NOW!
 
 

Hope to see you there

June 20, 2012

This Week's BSCG Hot Topics!

BSCGLogo%20copy

More great, exclusive "Member's Only" training happening on the Business Stampers Coaching Group message board this week, including:

  • Seven Steps To Getting More Of What You Want! (Video)
  • Incentives That Work
  • How To Start The New Year Off STRONG! (Video)

For those of you who don't know, the BSCG is the premier online Coaching Community for profit-driven, business-minded stamping business owners.

The Group is fantastic, and the content is killer. In addition to the Message Board, which is where Members communicate, ask questions of me and fellow Members and receive tons of positive, professional support from like-minded business owners (and me), Members also receive:

  • Exclusive, monthly business-building webinars
  • Business-building How-To Videos every week
  • Weekly blog evaluation videos
  • Twice-weekly Coaching Challenges
  • Weekly writing prompts to help with your blogging
  • Motivational audio messages to start off every week
  • A private Twitter feed
  • A monthly Backlinks Packet to help build SEO for your blog
  • BSCG Fit Club
  • Hundreds of links to business-building articles to further your knowledge and education
  • Exclusive discounts on various SIMB products & services
  • AND... The Newsletter Co-Op - you write one article every month, and you gain access to over 60 others you can copy and paste into your monthly newsletter!

If you're on the fence about joining the BSCG, take the special 3rd Anniversary $1, 30-Day Trial. If you don't think the information is worth the dirt-cheap monthly fee, or you can't benefit from it, just cancel before the 30 days are up and owe nothing.

To learn more or sign up, click here.

June 14, 2012

The Tony Soprano School Of Stamping Business Ownership

Tony-sopranoDid you ever watch The Sopranos?

Tony Soprano was a classic character.  Despite being bald, overweight and having obvious "mother issues," he was a charismatic leader and ran a pretty good "business."

I actually think Tony Sopano would have made an excellent stamping business owner!

Here's why:

1. He Gets Others to Do Most Of His Work
Tony had a whole army of people under him who did his dirty work.  He only got involved when it was absolutely necessary, or when it was work only a leader could do.

If Tony were a stamping business owner, he would have a team working on the day-to-day stuff, so he could work on the "big picture" business ideas that would allow him to continue to grow.

2. He Keeps His Family & Business Life Separate
Despite "working from home" like most stamping business owners, Tony knows how to keep personal and business matters separate.

3. He Has An Accountability Partner
Tony met with his therapist, Dr. Melfi, every week, working through his challenges and helping him continue to move forward.  If Tony were a stamping business owner, he'd have a Coach (like me) to help do the same thing.

4. He Has Multiple Revenue Streams
Just like a good Stamping Business Owner, Tony is smart enough to not put all of his eggs in any one particular basket.  He knows that a successful business has multiple streams of income, so if one folds, the others are there to keep things profitable!

Although this post is obviously written with tongue firmly in cheek, what we're really talking about here is the importance of having a business with a solid foundation in the basics!

If you feel like you could use a little help with the basics, check out the Stamping Business Basics Program! 

No matter how long you've been a stamping business owner, if you feel like your foundation could use a little strengthening, this is the program for you!

June 07, 2012

This Week's BSCG Hot Topics!

BSCGLogo%20copy

More great, exclusive "Member's Only" training happening on the Business Stampers Coaching Group message board this week, including:

  • How To Write Blog Posts In Under Five Minutes! (Video)
  • Selling Cards on Consignment vs. Wholesale
  • Dealing With The New Ink Pads In Your Clubs

For those of you who don't know, the BSCG is the premier online Coaching Community for profit-driven, business-minded stamping business owners.

The Group is fantastic, and the content is killer. In addition to the Message Board, which is where Members communicate, ask questions of me and fellow Members and receive tons of positive, professional support from like-minded business owners (and me), Members also receive:

  • Exclusive, monthly business-building webinars
  • Business-building How-To Videos every week
  • Weekly blog evaluation videos
  • Twice-weekly Coaching Challenges
  • Weekly writing prompts to help with your blogging
  • Motivational audio messages to start off every week
  • A private Twitter feed
  • A monthly Backlinks Packet to help build SEO for your blog
  • BSCG Fit Club
  • Hundreds of links to business-building articles to further your knowledge and education
  • Exclusive discounts on various SIMB products & services
  • AND... The Newsletter Co-Op - you write one article every month, and you gain access to over 60 others you can copy and paste into your monthly newsletter!

If you're on the fence about joining the BSCG, take the special 3rd Anniversary $1, 30-Day Trial. If you don't think the information is worth the dirt-cheap monthly fee, or you can't benefit from it, just cancel before the 30 days are up and owe nothing.

To learn more or sign up, click here.

June 04, 2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Satisfaction

"You should never be satisfied.  Happy, but not satisfied.  Dissatisfaction is a creative state."

 - Bob Proctor