Have you been stressing over your Facebookbusiness page?

When you visit a Facebook page and it only has 10, 20 or 30 likes  does it encourage you to work with them.  No it doesn’t! The like button acts as a credibility button to visitors, all though anyone that’s been on the other side as a page creator knows that even if you have a loyal following it doesn’t mean they’re going to press the Like button.

It’s time to be proactive and resolve your Facebook issues, give yourself the credibility you deserve .  It’s not just the credibility aspect either, there is also the issue of EdgeRank algorithm to take into consideration.

– Affinity + edge weight + age = effectiveness on Facebook
– Clever use of how active conversations are (rather than static likes)
– affinity
– Popularity of your content that is clicked on (video, photos, links)…

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Blogging And Entrepreneurship – One Step At A Time

The Caminito in La Boca, Buenos Aires.

Image via Wikipedia

I am sat thinking what to write and all the blogs I have read recently are running through my mind so I think that’s a good place to start.

Firstly I have read a great guide on blogging and blog marketing from Hector J Cuevas that has a lot of really useful advice and tips on every relevant aspect. I now have to apologise Hector for not putting all your great advice in to practice yet, I am at such an early stage in my blogging journey and in the mood to write with out all the sensible preparation. Seeing as I have no audience I could just as well have written this on a piece of paper in my front room. I must add I have every intention of implementing all the advice one step at a time to fully analyse the results.

I have to now mention BA expat this is one of the first blogs I read on WordPress and my favourite. It was the author Zack’s birthday yesterday and only 26 his birthday wish is that his blogs are shared on Facebook which I’ve already done and you should too.

To start at the beginning in regard to BA expat’s posts, I literally read the first one due to the mention of Buenos Aires which I’ve visited and loved, such a beautiful country. On reading I discovered there are further synergies with my own passions firstly entrepreneurship, he offers great ideas to help establish a product or business for those keen to startup but yet to find their direction.
He also covers:
•market evaluation
•manufacturing in China and Taiwan
•negotiating with manufacturers
•outsourcing (especially for areas of personal weakness)
To name but a few from memory but inspiring tips with synergies to any sector or business.

He also focuses on the power of mind-set and the value of being fit, healthy, surrounded by succesful, ambitious people all being key factors to aid your own success.
Most importantly though a lot of BA expat’s blogs make my laugh out loud on several occasions as I read through them, which most comedians can’t do. It’s when he documents his experiences of living in a foreign country with limited language skills and his humility at laughing at himself with situations that arise, felling child like and vulnerable due to the language barrier.

I have to finish this here but I hope you enjoy the afore-mentioned posts as much as I did.

My Blog

I’m back in the US after a month in Buenos Aires. It has been a great adventure and I look forward to my return trip in 2 weeks.

Here are some ‘lessons learned’ so far…

1. Make Friends with Fellow Expats and Expat Entrepreneurs: To me, this is by far the most important thing one can do if they want to quickly ramp up. In BA (and I suspect many other cities) there are other people who have already been working abroad. These people are an invaluable resource for just about everything you can think of including housing, office space, laws, and staffing. I’ve found its exceptionally easy to meet other expats because you instantly have something interesting to talk about (living abroad). Leverage your existing network to find people in your new country.

2. Make Friends with Locals: Also very very important. Make friends with locals wherever possible. Locals…

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The Better Man Project ™

I will dare to be great.

Look me in the eyes. What can you see? Can you see the fire in my heart? Can you see the passion for what I believe in, behind the smile, the tears, the blood, the pain, the happiness?

Can you see me? Can you see me for who I am?

I will not let myself end where I started.

I am committed to change, to taking chances, to facing fear.

 I am committed to my hearts desires.

I am committed to love.

I will break walls, destroy obstacles, and fight for what I believe in.

I do not fear the unknown any longer.

I do not fear the future. I do not fear this moment.I am ready

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

“This kid is going to be the best kid in the…

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Juggling Family & Work – The Parallels to a Business Mind Set

A day at the nut house – I’m sure plenty of you can empathise.

Two children in the house, one mine one not, a toddler and a crawler. Trying to master the fine art of juggling!

Feeding and singing being key tools to implement in order to market my product.

Have you ever tried to sing and write; the neighbours have just put a for sale sign up, not sure if it’s directly related.

Life is full of challenges, contentment for me is rising to them and conquering them.

I encounter so many people that give up at the first hurdle, when embarking on a new venture or marketing a product. It often seems on further inpection that these are people that have been blessed with a comparatively easy life. Very fortunate but we learn from overcoming challenges.

So often the best equiped to deal with the infinite challenges of business are those that have battle experience in their personal life.

Success will come from finding the direction to focus on.

Network – Foundation of Success

I really want to connect with all of you, everyone, we all have something to bring to the table to teach each other. Even if you haven’t found your voice, confidence or self belief, you will have learnt life skills, skills from employment, social media or technological abilities that other people lack. Don’t confuse self doubt with inability.

I have been fortunate enough to have learnt so much from so many inspirational people, but for a long time that niggling self doubt prevented me from utilising the knowledge to my advantage. This is a common deterrent to success.  

I am keen to build a network of knowledge sharing and support to achieve our personal goals or enhance our offering.