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A Croissant a cup of joe and a lesson learned

Part 2 of a strange morning and a torn resume

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After the debacle of an interview, I decided to get a croissant and a cup of coffee. I wanted to calm down from the shock and really think about why the recruiter tore my resume before I left. As I watched people go back and forth, I have come to realize a few things. One, she was probably new to the agency. Two, she was having a bad morning. Or, three she was just unprofessional all around. My final assessment is that she was new to the agency. Even though she was probably right to destroy the resume, she needed to wait until I left the office in order to do so.

As I look back on her overall behavior I noticed just how nervous she was. She stuttered a couple of times and said some of the wrong things. However, she was friendly enough to break the ice. As I sip my coffee I realize that taking things like this personal gets me nowhere. As a new person that has to deal with people on a daily basis is nerve racking. You don’t know who is coming into your domain. In the case of the recruiter, she didn’t know whether I was an ideal candidate or not. There is also a question as to whether my resume is accurate as well. She didn’t know what type of attitude I would have as an experienced candidate.

Another thing I had to consider is that whatever issues these agencies have is none of my business and it’s out of her hands. She is just following the rules as far as not working with me. There is nothing personal here. Just business and I should take this as a lesson of experience. How? By realizing that there are other opportunities and I can gain experience and discipline elsewhere. Candidates usually strike out because they don’t realize that one, the recruiter or potential employer is under pressure to find the right person. Two, they probably don’t want to interview anyone. And, three, they are human beings just like us and landed their job through a job interview as well.

We all have someone to answer to. Whether we are an attorney or child with adults in their lives, we have to submit to rules. What does that mean? Well the recruiter was given a form of orientation when she initially started working at this agency. We all have an orientation of some kind. And I’m sure  There Are some guidelines she had to follow. Who knows whether she had to hear about the issues agencies have. She was briefed on any issues recruiters will have when dealing with new candidates.  So I finished eating my crossiant and drinking  my coffee and decided to let it go.

Want to start a blog? Part 3 Why are you blogging?

pexels-photo-45718Now that you know to start small you know what your blog is about. You know where to go from there. There is one question must ask yourself though. Why are you blogging? Really now, what is your motivation? People start things for a reason. It could be that they want to earn money, help the community, s how their medical research or any number of things. Why do people blog?

 

Great form of marketing

Blogging is a very effective way to communicate your ideas and knowledge to the general public. The more you blog and leave comments the more traffic and readership you receive. It does take time to building a relationship with readers. Consistency is important to gaining such a following. Now that there are social media outlets, you’ll be able to reach a larger audience.

 

Earn income from posting

You can monetize your blog and offer ad space with your own ad service or as an affiliate. There are many websites that offer opportunities to publish their ads. Sites like Google Ad Words, LeadsLeap, Bidvertiser. Having your own ad manager is also an option. What about posting for pay? You can post for a living as a freelancer on fiverr.com or a paid to post service like Blogvertise. The choice is yours. Getting paid to blog has its advantages despite the obvious. On one hand, you can show your skills as a writer. On the other hand, the more you post you learn to improve your skills.

 

 

Creative and style expression

Some people have fashion blogs, artistic portfolios, Crafts stores. The list goes on. Having a blog allows people the freedom to express their creative and business interests. Some topics and interests compliment others. For example, a fashion blogger may have a steady amount of posts pertaining to plus size fashion. Now, the outfits that are showcased in the blog may have certain looks that the reader can put together simply. What about hair? If the fashion blogger is an affiliate of a hair care line they may earn money by showcasing the product in their style guide. They may even consider showing their audience they tried the product. So you see the creative part of blogging and the business part of blogging.

 

 

Enjoyment makes the difference

If you enjoy blogging it will show in your writing. It will also show in how you convey your message to your audience. If you don’t enjoy blogging, why do it? Also, if you are not a great writer, and you don’t want to just post articles, why not videos with a short description? You can post different styles of things other than videos. Post, your artwork, (comics, art pieces you wish to sell) photography, short status updates, etc. It all boils down to what you want to do with your blog and how you want to communicate.

 

 

Know why you are blogging. Whether it’s for a creative, personal or business reason its always a good idea make sure you enjoy it. There is nothing worse than thinking your blog is a chore. Earning from your blog isn’t too bad either. Just shop around and do your home before entering into an affiliate program.

What s a promotion page?

Internet marketing can be very hard. When you are trying to advertise your products and services, you probably think you are doing everything wrong. Chances are you have tried everything under the sun. You tried lead generation, traffic generation gimmicks and everything else. Internet marketing isn’t really an exact science. It’s all about what works for your site. Sometimes it takes trial error, patience and consistency. Why not try a promotion page?

 

What is a promotion page?
A promotion page is a presentation of the websites you own and affiliate links. What can you put on this page? On this page you can put your, highest producing products, services business site and affiliate links. Why would you want to use a Promotion page? It saves you time and headaches. If you are doing ten million things at once you will end up with nothing. Keeping things simple can help weed out the clutter and disorganization of marketing your business.

 

How will a promotion page help?
As mentioned it saves time just marketing one page. You won’t have to login to your advertising provider and enter ten different solo ads. You can just use one to target a specific program on your page. Take a look at my page for example.  Now, let’s say I want to start a solo ad campaign. There is one site on my page I know will get the most traffic. That’s Pop Ads Depot. I have set up my campaign with my provider. I used the Promotion page link and highlighted the most recommended site.

 

Doing this will help me determine how well the page will be scene. The point to all this is that you will be able to have time to do other things. Lastly, you have to remember all of the other websites you posted on this page. The viewer will see the one you highlighted but they may find the other sites on that page more interesting. The next blog post will tell you how to advertise your page.

Promoting one page for busy marketers

Marketing online is common thing these days. If you sell a digital product, you will need to promote it online. Do you have time to promote all of your products and websites? No? Below are going to be a few topics on how to condense your marketing methods into one page.

1. Use a Promotion Page

2. What is a Promotion Page?

3. How to make good use of your promotion Page?

4. How a promotion page saves you time.

5. Where do you typically find Promotion Pages offered?

Resource: My Wizard Ads Ezine Ad Co-op

What is my wizard ads?

What is my Wizard Ads? My Wizard Ads is an ezine marketing services that offers a variety of things. Things like solo ad advertising, classified advertising and blogging services. The owner has a very good work ethic and is willing to work one on one with you to achieve your marketing goals. My wizard ads also have a feature for busy marketers called ghost writing. If you have no time to draft up ads and solo ads for your website My Wizard ads has that. Need a blog for your business? My Wizard Ads has a blogging system that is SEO friendly and can help you gain more exposure. Go to: http://mywizardads.com