Sep 29, 2014

Infographic ~ 5 Important E-Zine Tips

Infographic-5-Important Ezine Tips

Are you using the above e-zine tips on your site? Do you include additional tips on your own e-zine? Share by leaving your comments below. Thank you!

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About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog, The Biz Buzz of A Latina Mom and biz owner at Books About Me. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative home business subscribe to her newsletter below.

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Sep 23, 2014

4 Tips to Get Your Business Growing

4 Tips to Get Your Business Growing

We all know that raising money to finance a business or start-up is a challenge. You might want to look at other resources for help in this matter.

Below I've listed "4 Tips to Get Your Business Growing!"

1. Borrow from family & friends

- Loans from family and friends is a great way to finance a start-up. Getting these private business loans are a win win situation. Often, they have an interest rate that's 2 percent to 3 percent lower than the market rate (which benefits you) and 1 percent to 2 percent higher than the high yield savings rate (which benefits them). Banks today are charging more for loans to you and paying lower interest to depositors. If you're thinking of getting a loan from a bank, be very selective in who you decide to do business with.

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2. Borrow from yourself

- Many entrepreneurs rely on their own savings for about 30-40 percent of their initial start-up funding. Make a budget and stick to it. Once your business generates enough revenue at the level of success you desire then you can pay yourself back. Now doesn't that sound lovely? :)

3. Borrow online

- There are many web based small-business financing alternatives. Grow your business in just minutes with Lendio. Once you've completed your profile you'll be able to see lenders who are interested in working with you and your small business. Also check out EliteCashWire.com an advertising agency only, not a financial institution or lender. This site will match you with the best cash advance lender based on your application. There are many web based lenders to choose. As always, when deciding on business matters, do a BBB (better business bureau) check on each business deal and decide which will benefit you and your business the most. Do your research!

4. Borrow from patient people

- Think twice before taking a debt that needs to be repaid immediately. In a start-up, it is difficult to forecast the future revenue. Therefore, short term loans are risky during these uncertain times. Within your business network, find supporters that are willing to provide a grace period on repayment terms.

A business start-up today is a good idea but recognize it will take extra effort in your part to raise money in the months ahead. Please be prepared and ready to work hard to achieve and enjoy all the fruits of your labor.

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Now it's your turn. How do you get your business growing? Share your comments below. Thank you!

Best of luck in your business endeavors. :)

About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog & The Biz Buzz of a Latina Mom Blog. She is also owner at BooksAboutMe. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative business sign up for her newsletter below!

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Sep 3, 2014

Doc Knows Best! Disney Doc McStuffins School of Medicine

What an adorable DVD of Disney Doc McStuffins School of Medicine.

My daughter absolutely LOVES Doc McStuffins. She really enjoyed the 5 song-tastic episodes about staying happy and healthy, whether you're a girl, a boy...or a toy! She learned a lot from this awesome DVD :).

Doc McStuffins shares the fun as she teaches the toys to patch themselves up when they're down and shows them how visiting the dentist, seeing an optometrist and even getting an X-ray can work wonders! Banish the blurries as you help Professor Hootsburgh choose the perfect pair of glasses, get soccer star Johnny Foosball back in the game, and fix a friendly bath-time shark's cracked tooth. Then, when Doc sprains her ankle, join the toys as they rush to her rescue. But don't worry - with rest, patience, and plenty of cuddles, she's back on her feet before you can say "The Doc is In!"

The episodes include:

1. Chilly Gets Chilly/Through The Reading Glasses

2. Disco Dress Up Daisy/The Glider Brothers

3. Celestial Celeste/Run Doc Run!

4. Hallie's Happy Birthday/Shark-Style Tootache

5. Think Pink/You Foose, You Lose

My daughter also enjoyed the FREE Doc Dress-Up Play Set inside...what a cool surprise!

Disney Jr. is releasing Doc Mcstuffins: School of Medicine on DVD on September 9th!

Aug 28, 2014

Giveaway ~ Neutrogena® Sunscreen Products

Neutrogena Sunsreen Products

***This GIVEAWAY is Now Closed***

NEUTROGENA® BEACH DEFENSE® SUNSCREEN Developed for the beach’s intense sun yet powerful enough to protect you and your family anywhere .

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

Neutrogena®, the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, knows that beach days are meant to be carefree—free from sunburns and protection from harmful UV rays. That’s why the NEUTROGENA® BEACH DEFENSE® Sunscreens are made large enough for face and body usage for the whole family and powerful enough to protect them from the sun’s most damaging effects.

One factor that affects the permeability of the skin’s barrier, making skin more susceptible to UV rays, is prolonged contact of the skin with water in the pool, at the beach, or simply by prolonged sweating. The Neutrogena® Beach Defense™ Sunscreen line formulated with HELIOPLEX® Technology forms a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protective barrier that is clinically proven to help skin defend against harsh summer elements. Ideal for active families, the NEUTROGENA® BEACH DEFENSE® Sunscreen line includes large spray and lotion forms that absorb quickly into face and body, without the greasy residue that you may feel when using some other sunscreens. Now, Neutrogena® introduces the same superior protection in a stick sunscreen form, suitable for both face and body, for a no-mess and no-fuss application.

Neutrogena Beach Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50+NEW! NEUTROGENA® BEACH DEFENSE® Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

  • Unique wide-faced stick is ideal for both face and body
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  • Formulated with HELIOPLEX® Technology, a breadth of stabilizing sunscreen technologies that deliver superior protection from UVA/UVB protection
  • Clean, lightweight, non-greasy feel
  • Suggested Retail Price SPF 50+: $9.99 / 1.5oz

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER® sunscreens offer superior sun protection and skincare benefits in one elegant formulation. The NEUTROGENA® heralded Dry-Touch technology instantly absorbs excess oils and leaves skin feeling soft, clean and fresh—never greasy or ghostly white. What’s more, the sunscreen is non-comedogenic and water and sweat-resistant, so it won’t clog pores and run into eyes. Dermatologists love to recommend NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER® sunscreens with HELIOPLEX® Technology because they help enforce better usage compliance from their patients, due to the formulas’ superior aesthetics.

This may well be one of the many reasons why NEUTROGENA® is the #1 Dermatologist recommended suncare brand! Now, Neutrogena® introduces the new ULTRA SHEER® Sunscreen Stick, providing superior sun protection in a convenient, no-mess stick. The stick never feels sticky or greasy and layers on invisibly—great for on-the-go protection through the day.

NEW!  NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70

NEW! NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER

  • Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
  • Unique wide-faced stick is ideal for both face and body
  • No messy hands required
  • Formulated with HELIOPLEX® Technology, a breadth of stabilizing sunscreen technologies that deliver superior protection from UVA/UVB protection
  • Water and sweat resistant
  • Clean, lightweight, non-greasy feel
  • Suggested Retail Price SPF 70: $9.99 1.5oz

These products are valued at $19.98

** How do I get my hands on these FREE products you ask?

My Fashion E-Mall blog is giving away one (1) FREE product(s) to a lucky winner! To participate, please follow the rules below…

RULES: Please provide the answer to the following question: What year was Neutrogena® founded? Also, tell me in the body of the email text why YOU should be the winner of these two fabulous products. Please submit your entry to mailto:scolon1@bellsouth.net

I will announce the WINNER here at “My Fashion E-mall Blog” and also via my social media sites.

If YOU win, I will communicate with you via email for your address information to send your FREE product(s)! There can ONLY be one (1) winner, so please hurry no exceptions! Offer ends September 1st 2014.

***A total GIVEAWAY value kit worth $19.98 yours FREE just for participating.

Good luck!

Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog, and The Biz Buzz of a Latina Mom. She is also business owner at Books About Me. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative home business subscribe to her newsletter above or below.

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Aug 23, 2014

Infographic: The Life of A Social Media Marketer ~ Can You Relate?

Are you a social media marketer? Can you relate to the following Infographic? I know I can...check it out below:

Infographic: The Life of A Social Media Marketer ~ Can You Relate? Brought to you by RazorSocial

Yep, that pretty much sums it up in a nutshell! ;-) Social media marketing is definitely an ongoing process. You don't have to do everything listed on this infographic but it does help to visualize certain important elements that may work for your social media campaign(s). Let us know in the comments below if this infographic looks familiar to your productive daily life as a social media marketer.

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Aug 12, 2014

Effective E-mail Marketing for Business

Effective E-mail Marketing for Business

E-mail Marketing

- E-mail Marketing is one of the most effective forms of traffic retention because you retain traffic by relying on the fact that people check their e-mail(s).

Reliable Method

- Email marketing is a very reliable method of communication. It works by first capturing the e-mail address of those that opt-in to receive your newsletter. Optionally, you can clean your list by having people double opt-in. The double opt-in process requires that somebody open their e-mail and confirm their subscription to your list. This removes bounce backs, invalid e-mail addresses and generally people who do not want to receive your e-mails.

- Once they have opted-in and you receive their e-mail address, you can send them e-mails with reasons to open it. A general rule of thumb is to send people information that will benefit them one way or another.

Effective E-Mail Marketing

- The effectiveness of an e-mail marketing campaign is measured by the open and click rates and perhaps revenue generated. To maximize your open rate, you have to entice people with what they can see from their in-box folder. The two main things people see is the "From Name" and "Subject Line". A call to action title is important to entice your receiver to open and maximize your click rate. Be consistent about what you send people on a weekly and/or monthly basis.

- Keep the subject lines consistent with the body of your content. You do not want your subject to say one thing and the offer in the e-mail to say another. Consistency is key!

- A well thought out email campaign can be very effective if you provide valuable information to your opt-in email subscribers.

- E-mail marketing for business involves a list of people who "voluntarily" signed up for a mailing list, often to receive a teaser freebie, such as a short report, etc. A followup email message is then sent asking their permission to continue to send them messages. That reply in conjunction with the initial web sign up are referred to as double opt-in.

Auto-Responders (Aweber)

- Professional marketers use auto-responder services that send out a series of emails according to a predefined schedule, these services like aweber also handle opt-out request updates of the list. Marketers value such targeted email list at about $1 per address per month. Ideally the email list owner has their own products they will promote via email, though some market other products in an affiliate or joint venture arrangement.

- Marketers may use pay per click advertisement or a "front in" affiliate product to attract candidates for the email list, theses are the cases when the affiliate commission may be as high as 100% of the front in price.

- When you're building an effective email marketing list strictly for business web marketing, then Aweber is the best!

Insightly

- Check out the following 1 minute video on Insightly. Insightly helps keep track of clients and customers to help small businesses manage their contacts, emails and all those important dates for business relationships.

As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Thank you!

About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog & The Biz Buzz of a Latina Mom Blog. She is also owner at BooksAboutMe. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a lucrative business visit her sites today!

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