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With A Little Help From My Friends

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I need some assistance in the following areas:

  • I need some referrals to Wise Ears, my professional listening services site
  • I need some guest posts on some other blogs
  • I need some newsletter sign up folks on Wise Ears
  • AND,
  • I very much need some folks to join me on the Wise Ears Facebook page.

Basically, I need to get the word out about my professional services.  I need to build a network with active referrals.

  • I have been giving away lots of free listening services, but my reach is not wide enough.
  • I am on SKYPE now so have extended my reach and range.
  • I have been getting testimonials from clients, but no one is coming by to read them.
  • I have taken several “how to” classes, I have taken two marketing classes, I am working with my SEO keywords instructions.
  • I have my copy of PROBLOGGER right beside me.
  • I have had 2 very successful coaching bloggers review my Wise Ears site and they both feel if I can get the word out, I will need to hire staff within a year.
  • I am commenting on lots of blogs and often on Facebook….but I am not getting tweeted, shared, linked, stumbled, dug, or passed on to any other social media sites.

AND

The strongest referral that I can receive is if folks think and share by word of mouth.

Both of the people who evaluated my blog wanted me to hire SEO writers and folks who do marketing.  I do not have enough funds YET to do that.

Will you give me a helping hand as I get started? Do you have any other creative ideas for sharing the good news?  Would you like a free session to make your own evaluation?   Thank you, I am grateful for your assistance.

Looking forward to your suggestions and comments.

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17 Responses to “With A Little Help From My Friends”

  1. Patricia Says:

    Tim Brownson’s Book How to be Rich and Happy is on sale through Valentines day FEB 14th…

    $10 and $4 what a great deal…

    http://howtoberichandhappy.com/

    Thought I would highlight this sale because when I asked for help Tim came right through for me…and that is how this book came to be – asking for help
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  2. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. great post – I have to say .. you need to learn to say ‘No’ occasionally or regularly .. that’s my kind advice! I’d love to help but for now – I’m swamped this end … lots going on and life just keeps on going ..

    Good luck with your reach out .. cheers for now – Hilary

    Patricia Reply:

    Hilary,
    Good advice, I am saying NO to one of my jobs this very week, because the company violated my deepest values and ethics and showed their true colors.

    thanks for your well wishes…and make a bit of time for you on your journey – no burn out please

  3. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Patricia – I just found and “liked” your Facebook page.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Laurie,
    Thank you so much – It is greatly appreciated :)

  4. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia!
    I’m blogged up thru the end of March, but you certainly could be a guest blogger on my site for April. It really isn’t that far off! Beyond that, I don’t know what else I could do to help as I’m up to my eye balls in the Master Herbalist program and keep my own consulting business going. It’s not easy launching something new, but you’re right, word of mouth is really the best. Took me a year to get a new client that way but now the ball is rolling!
    Hugs
    Susan

    Patricia Reply:

    Suzen,
    I was hoping to do a guest post on your site about my experiences with Eat To Live…but I do not think I will be far enough along.

    I will do something for you…for April…thank you so much
    I appreciate each little thing and affirm I am going in the correct direction

    suzen Reply:

    The whole premise of Eat to Live instead of Living to Eat is one you could no doubt do a real number on – and for sure you will have some progress to share as well. We’ll talk later about exact date but right now I’m thinking the first Sunday in April, don’t have calendar here right now as I’m not at my desk.

    Patricia Reply:

    Put it on my calendar – Thank you again Suzen

  5. Talon Says:

    Patricia, I don’t do facebook or twitter or those types of social networking sites and I wish I had advice to offer you that would help speed up the process. It is difficult getting the word out on a new venture. Being self-employed myself, I know it took years to build a solid client list. Word of mouth is key and any time I can, I’ll be singing your praises. :)
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    Patricia Reply:

    Talon,
    One of the things that I do when I like a post is put it on facebook and twitter and the other sites for folks. I rarely miss…but this past year I have only had one or two folks return the favor…so with Wise Ears…I need a bit of a push and maybe from some of those folks that have a few thousand readers…surely one or two of those folks need some listening.

    Word of Mouth has always been key for me…whether it has been for teaching a class or workshop or counseling….

    I totally agree and I know you are and have been very supportive all along..and I appreciate all that you do – and so beautifully

  6. Catherine Says:

    I am going to check you Facebook page..Thanks for sharing this post to us..
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    Patricia Reply:

    Catherine,
    Welcome and thank you for checking out the facebook page – now I will come and check out your page too :)
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  7. Sara Says:

    Patricia

    Contact me at my Contact Box (top of my site) and let’s talk about a guest post. I’d love to have you write about your activities at my site.

    I never on Facebook and I don’t do Twitter very much either, but perhaps we can do something via a guest post. Let me know.

    One last thing:I’m proud of you for asking for help with this. That takes courage. I hope others will find creative ways to get your message out with you.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Sara,
    Thank you for your encouraging words of support.
    The internet changes so quickly, the traditional way of building up readers is not so available….Zen Habits and other big blogs do not take comments! One can not pick up new readers and clients that way….Both blog reviewers thought I should pay someone to market and get me guest posts on sites…but I could not afford any of the folks I talked to…so I am just going to try and do it myself until the money comes in to pay for help…

    I am still applying for jobs and that is feeling more and more not worth the effort. One woman said to me, make your children pay for your daycare services….I have no grandchildren or settled kids….I am just old :)

    Yesterday a friend requested some help with her tutoring services, she has 30 clients right now and that is too many a week, but she is making some very good money…She can do languages and math…something I can not…but maybe language and reading arts

    I’ll be over soon to work on a guest post….Thank you
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  8. Sarah Says:

    Hi Patricia I am not doing that well in social media marketing as well. But there has been progress with my on site and off site SEO. I have chosen some great niches related to my site and submitted to high ranking article directories, hoping potential clients can view them. I am planning to spend extra time on social network sites. They really require patience and time.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Sarah,
    Welcome and thank you for your words of encouragement

    Yes they really do require patience and time.

    Huge amounts of time :)