Jon is networking with these non-profit and busisness directors! Find out how technology can enhance networking and marketing for you!...
Ok, time to shift gears…
As I am getting set at the starting line of more frequent updates to my blog, I got to thinking about how some technology is already “wired” into us as human beings. We simply need to check the box in our brains to enable it…and appreciate results we may not see instantly.
For example, “handshaking” is a common engineering term to suggest that two devices, similar or not, are establishing a connection or a bond.
I won’t make this complicated. All I’m saying is that yes, there are many high-tech methods we can use to reach out and “touch” our prospective customers and business partners (e.g., smart phones to text or call, social media to chat, video to see and be seen). But what beats getting out there and shaking some hands? That’s right, flesh to flesh, with an added SMILE!
That’s high-tech (not low-tech) because it has a powerful effect on the best technology you possess – your brain! That “handshake” sets you on fire to run fast like that signal between those two electronic devices! (OK, maybe not that fast!)
That’s all, just a quick thought to share. Now get out there and engage that high-tech handshake and that high-tech smile. It’s been proven to enhance businesses everywhere!
In this picture I shook hands with arguably the leader in Internet Marketing, the guru himself, Mr. Jonathan Budd. Notice that I practice what I teach! Gotta run…
P.S. – Find out one way I am helping others get out and mingle so their high-tech handshake helps grow their business at http://www.sharethatevent.com.
The preface to a set of hip technology-based tools to grow your business has been introduced – Jon Lonon’s new eBook entitled, Whoa! What Just Happened?! that touts the power of events has been released.
Yes, that Jon is me! I’m so excited!
The eBook touts the power of events by use of an actual “live” event to reveal their many facets and benefits in the key chapter. Other chapters have Jon’s discussion of what he learned about utilizing events from other industry leaders, and in yet other chapters Jon shares his own perspective on how to take advantage of events to grow your business.
The eBook is meant to be motivation for those who struggle in their network marketing businesses through the realization that events offer a dynamic “plug-in” that electrifies their organization, or puts gas in its tank, raises your horses hoofs, or whatever analogy you wish to use!
The eBook is FREE, so go download your copy today. Downloading the eBook also allows you to be on the early notification list when Jon’s new mobile app, Share That Event, is released! As stated, the eBook is only the preface to greater things…stay tuned.
Request your copy of the eBook at http://www.sharethatevent.com today.
See you at the next extraordinary event!
Hello My Friend,
…I AM STILL SUPER-EXCITED!
Your votes were counted… (the eBook now has a cover, whew!)
My new eBook, Whoa! What Just Happened?!, about the power and advantage of Events for your business can now be prepped for released in mid-to-late January.
See the cover the majority chose in this post.
You can still be first on the list to get your free copy when the eBook is published by going to http://jonlonon.com/ebooknotify right now.
P.S. – [I said this last time]…Spread the word to all your friends, ’cause any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Well, I won’t go that far, but from a numbers perspective, the more people who see the covers and vote, the more accurate the consensus! PLUS… (let’s cancel out that catch) all voters will get advance notice when the eBook is released so you will be one of the first to get your free copy!
All still accurate except that the more people who sign up for early notification of the eBook’s release, the more can get a free early copy! Just share with them to go to http://jonlonon.com/ebooknotify.
Technology, there is an endless supply of it to talk about!
But technology that is used to build your business…and that works…because I know personally it does…now there’s something to talk about! For me, over 300% increase in size of my contact list because I implemented this system!
In fact, the founders of the system using this technology are incredible mentors of mine and their concept is so on fire, they launched a contest during this classic Black Friday craze period for a few early adopters. So what did I do?
You know you’re RIGHT! I entered the contest! WHY?
Because I want you to hear this story and take advantage if you want a sure-fire way to have technology that most are already familiar with, and that will definitely increase your traffic to your online business.
To make this easy, I’m just gonna plop an overview of Ken’s story below so you can see for yourself Ken went from Near Death…To…Internet Success! Read remainder of post and take action — it may be one of my few temporary blog postings!
BTW, this is a special contest for me, so I truly hope you will take a look and click the links to help me out too. If what is shared is not for you, you know me — I’m not going to treat you any different (except better, as always), but just not as good as you would be treating yourself! So, if you want to increase your traffic flow, click the links and take action. PERIOD.
In a hurry? Comeback to testimonial later — go ahead and click this link to learn how this new technology will help you generate more leads and make more money: ***http://jonlonon.com/skypetrafficninjaplaybook***
Every once in a while a guy comes out of nowhere…
That’s Ken Faminoff.
Less than a year ago, Ken was in the hospital, the doctors had the paddles out and it didn’t look good.
After 6 days in the hospital, and 4 months of recovery, his mortgage business was down to almost nothing.
Over the Christmas Holiday of 2011, Ken started searching online for answers and he decided he wanted to protect his income and his family via “Internet Marketing”.
Problem: Ken didn’t know anything about Internet Marketing or anyone who marketed on the Internet.
Armed with his 12th grade education, Ken started networking and asking questions like a wild man.
After attending a couple of events, Ken implemented 3 specific strategies.
And on April 14th, 2011 he took a cellphone picture of his list with 411 people on it.
By June 1st, his list had grown to 3,454 subscribers.
June 20th: 7,554 (more than doubled in less than 3 weeks!)
By August 25th, Ken had 15,860 subscribers.
Now the great news:
Ken and his coach, Author and Internet Marketer, Ty Tribble have offered to show you exactly how Ken generated his list in such a short period of time.
And how you can do the very same thing that Ken did!
In fact, the crazy thing is that Ken’s strategies actually work better when more people use them!
(I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true).
This video will explain everything:
*** http://jonlonon.com/skypetrafficninjaplaybook ***
Inside you’ll learn how to get Ken’s 3 List Building Strategies.
It’s no secret that most marketers struggle with traffic…
Traffic is the life-blood of an online business — correction…ANY BUSINESS!
No traffic, no list, no money.
This is a unique opportunity to solve your traffic problem once and for all.
I highly recommend you take the time out of your schedule…the video is like 8 minutes.
Watch the video now:
======>>> *** http://jonlonon.com/skypetrafficninjaplaybook ***
Can’t wait to see you learn these 3 strategies from Ken and Ty!
So glad you asked! You see me in this picture with four amazing professionals who were in attendance at the Working For Good Conference 2012 at Clark Atlanta University, where I presented on “Building Technological Capacity: The Technology Advantage for the Non-Profit“.
It was lots of fun! I met some amazing people! I heard about some amazing community and business programs!
In fact, a brief time before the event I heard one of my business mentors say that Network Marketing is basically “building a relationship network” and “marketing something of value.” I got to thinking, wow, that’s exactly the formula to have success in the non-profit arena today! What better way for any non-profit to network and market, than via current technologies?
As a non-profit director myself, as well as a technology aficionado, I was honored to provide a few tips that would ensure success if acted upon in the early stages of a non-profit launch, but especially when considered on a consistent basis – regardless of the age of your non-profit. I touched on hardware, software, social media, and advanced tech-based business tools for marketing your cause more effectively.
Based on the response and engagement it was well received, so although I’ll go ahead and tell you the answer is TRUE, there is a link between technology, non-profits, and network marketing, I will take it one step further and share with you Part 1 of my presentation slides and notes — for FREE! =)
That’s right, I have an unabridged version of my notes in PDF format to give you so that you can see for yourself how the truth about this link can help you advance your cause.
There is one catch! To ease getting this into your hands, you must request to join a brief webinar on Part 2 of my presentation (yes, also FREE) which shares a fundraiser program that is bringing thousands of dollars into non-profit organizations all over the USA and Canada! (And YES, any involvement in the fundraiser is also absolutely FREE – ALWAYS – NO QUOTAS!)
So, when you request Part 2 at the web page below, you will be emailed a link for downloading my notes.
Go to http://jonlonon.com/raisemorefunds to request Part 2 of my presentation and get your free PDF copy of Part 1!
I hope it will help you grow your non-profit and fulfill your mission!
The Working for Good Conference is a production of the NonProfit Training Institute (NPTI) and it’s founding Director, Jackquelyn Johnson-Ramsey.
Sorry, I didn’t have any Ice Cream Truck music ready to bring this all together. This is a spur-of-the-moment personal product review of the new and exciting 5LINX Velocity™ Tablet. I’m a bit biased because it’s one of the great products in my arsenal of blessings that I can offer, but this post really exist because of how excited I am to be able to now conduct my business (and play a game or two while on the go) with its 8-inch LCD multi-touch display. It is a device that holds the distinguished honor of being the first tablet device released with the ICE CREAM SANDWICH 4.0 Android™ Operating System!!
Want to come back to the story later and go check it out now? Simply click the tablet graphic or go to http://jonlonon.com/smmmprods and choose the Products menu. Click Velocity™ Tablet in the product list for all the details and to order.
Ok, so the Velocity™ is so intense, real ice cream doesn’t stand a chance in the heat! At least you will be the “coolest” person (no, the coolest business genius) on the block with the features and benefits that you easily carry with you anywhere — even to church for some of us! That’s right! I even use it as my Bible in weekday Bible Study and Sunday worship services! Why? Convenience, of course. I downloaded several free Bible apps in varied versions, although I’m certain some good paid versions are out there too. These days a quick search gets me to the scripture reference and I don’t have a lot to carry since it is so lightweight!
It is pre-loaded with many apps I already used on my phone such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Apps, and web browsers! In fact, it also has the Kindle Reader App installed which has already been a huge personal development booster for me. (Look forward to a post on one of the books I have been reading soon.) One of the best apps on the device is my Globalinx Mobile Video (GMV) Phone service, another quality low-cost service I happen to offer, which allows me to see my parents in another state no matter where I am! I know some will say, well other Internet-based video phone technology is out there to do that. True, but I don’t get paid monthly on those, however I do for my GMV! Ok let me wrap this up before this Ice Cream melts!
I am impressed with my Velocity™ Tablet because it also comes with a free leather carry case/stand, audio cables, adapter cables, has a 3.5mm standard audio jack, a USB port, an HDMI port, a mini-SD Card slot, and built-in Wi-Fi (b/g/n)! In no time, I had transferred my most important files to the device and was reading email, watching movies, listening to music, reading books, and recording pictures and video with the front and back cameras!! So excuse me if I’m like a kid at the Ice Cream Truck – this Velocity™ Tablet, with it’s 1280×768 display is taking my personal and business fun to another level! In fact, my wife and I both went to the Ice Cream Truck together — she has her own Velocity™ and uses it heavily for music (she’s a bass guitarist) and reading! See ya, I gotta go read my latest book downloads!
If you want to know how to see more details about the Velocity™ Tablet, including how to get one shipped to your door, go to http://jonlonon.com/smmmprods and click on the Products menu option. Look for the Velocity™ Tablet in the list and just like at the Ice Cream Truck, if you see another item that catches your eye, it’s ok, the truck isn’t leaving till you get just what makes you skip with joy! Go see for yourself!
Are you looking for more information on how technology can help simplify your efforts and make you more money, click here!
Have big words like Internet or Technology, made you think twice about taking the plunge to create your own website?
Well, if so, use your best superhero voice to proclaim, “Techno-confusion, be gone!”
I recently checked out a tool coming out of Ann Sieg’s corner of the world wide web that would get anybody’s goose cookin’ who wanted to whip up their own flavor of a winning website!
Ann has teamed up with a true guru of technical skills, Eric Walker, to produce a video series that will help anyone get a WordPress website published while gaining a clear understanding of how it actually works, AND love both the process and the results!
Why is this important? Well, if you want a web presence that counts in this social media climate, there is no better base than WordPress. When I say “counts” I don’t just mean reputation, I MEAN DOLLAR$!
If you plan to offer money-making information or services, and run your business over the web, all of my mentor’s on the web say WordPress is the best tool for creating a first class website that lets you start simple, but expands with you as you grow!
Click here or on the graphic to get the scoop on why anyone can now create a website! Enjoy!
(Note: At the time of this post, the details about the tutorials did have limited explicit language that I certainly do not agree with, but otherwise, the information is extremely valuable if you are serious about succeeding in business on the Internet or may be looking for additional streams of income through a self-built website.)
Are you looking for more information on how technology can help simplify your efforts and make you more money, click here!
Proof is what I require!
I’m assuming you want the same, so here it is…
Today, it’s all about short codes, keywords, and scan code images.
The shortest lesson ever on this technology in definition format…
- Short Codes – a phone number that automatically responds with message(s) that you have prepared when keyword is sent as a text message to it.
- Keywords – a short set of letters and/or numbers that you decide will be sent to your short code by your prospects or customers in order to receive your prepared message(s).
- QRC Scan Codes – a Quick Response Code that you create using very simple software to indicate what you want to happen when the code is scanned by the camera on your prospect or customer’s mobile devices. The camera is driven by a normally free “scan code reader” app that they can download to their devices. Happenings could be opening a specific web page to market a product or simply displaying a simple message like the day or week price-special — you decide!
If you missed my previous blog posts on my exciting discoveries about this technology, and how you can cost effectively save money on easily incorporating it into your business strategy, you can also see How SMS Works To Help Your Business and Go Ahead, Scan Me! I’m a QR Code!
Are you looking for more information on how technology can help simplify your efforts and make you more money, click here!
As usual, Ty has brought value to those seeking to get their niche into the mainstream. Bloggers do get more leads!
I don’t have to say any more — check out what Ty has to say by clicking on the WordPress Marketing Themes graphic in this post!
I was super-elated when I found out that I had a few super-cool tools hidden away in my Business Elite Services toolbox!
Ok, I’ll back up a few days to bring you up-to-date! You see, I wanted to take advantage of this new QR (Quick Response) Code technology so I could spruce up my website so the younger social media generation would at least drill a little deeper into my wonderful web home. So what did I do? I created a Mobile Web Site! That’s right, because tucked away inside my Business Elite Services menu was a Mobile Website Creator!
Now, for those of you who have home-based businesses, that do direct sales, have an MLM business, or have a small storefront operation, this Business Elite Services package is quite amazing. I know, because I use it all the time and it satisfies several resource needs of my business. I wanted you to see why both the Mobile Website Creator and the QR Code Generator are amazing FREE extras to an already great suite of services, so here is a peek at what’s in the package.
- SMS Text Marketing Service – this is a crazy-good new way to build your marketing list and bring immediate response to your services, and therefore your bottom-line! To test it right now, simply TEXT SMMM TO 55469. You will get a response in seconds! Now imagine your constituents getting your welcome text message and any immediate or scheduled messages you desire! Maybe you need to send members or associates automated reminders of upcoming meetings! Whatever you can imagine! (See How SMS Works To Help Your Business for more details!)
- Tech Support Service – the saying is that “everyone needs roadside assistance along the technology superhighway!” This tool allows you to a) search an unbelievably extensive support database to troubleshoot issues with your PC’s and/or laptops; b) connect to a live support technician who will take-over and fix your issue while you watch; or c) request “geek-squad” support where a tech visits your home or business to fix the issue! Wow!
- Webinar Service – this has been a darling for me because I’m in a people business and I’m already heavily into video-based telecommunications. I like seeing the person on the other end, or at least have them see me if they desire. You can have remote trainings, introduce products, or simply meet and greet if you’d like! There is a free audio conference line for up to 1000 callers and the video/webinar can host up to 40 video-to-video attendees simultaneously (part of the 1000 that can be on the webinar)! Yes!
- Exclusive VIP Discounts Service – again, I have experienced savings galore because I have access to over 150,000 merchants across the nation and you can too! Over 50% off on recreation, dining, supplies, you name it! Why pay more when you don’t have too?
- Credit Card Processing – through a special program, merchants who take debit and credit cards can save by reducing their processing fees. (Find out more about this amazing program which also currently gives to major breast cancer research from every swipe that occurs at Reduce My Fees – click on the Credit Card Processing link there for more details!)
So, I found out that I could go into the SMS Text Marketing Service pages and create a website and a QR Code so I did it! On top of the fact that there is one small monthly fee for the first four services described above, there is no extra cost for creating as many mobile websites and QR Codes as you desire!
Go ahead, install a QR Code Reader on your smartphone and scan the QR Code in the graphic of this blog. The mobile website I created will appear in your smartphone’s browser via this QR Code, all created with my Business Elite Services! You can then download the SMMM logo to your phone and click it anytime you get the urge to save or make extra money! Use your smartphone’s application center to find and download a QR Code Reader if you don’t have one. Happy scanning!
SMS simply means Short Message Service. It is a tool that can pave another marketing expressway for your business to a targeted market. The reason this is helpful to your business is because the targeted audience has “opted in” to be informed via text messages about your product, event, service, or whatever you told them you want to keep them informed about. It starts with two things:
- The SMS service provider will give you a Short Code that you publish. In simple terms, the Short Code is a phone number that you are allowed to publicize so that your potential market can use it to send a specific text message indicating they agree to let you send them the information.
- You are allowed to set your own Keyword that you will also publish along with the Short Code. In simple terms, the Keyword is the exact text message (or phrase) your potential market will send to your Short Code
So let’s break this down by using a real keyword example (the SMS keyword SMMM, which represents a Save Money Make Money mobile website that I use to share some products and services in my market), and then I will give you a few generic samples that you can try to see how it can easily also benefit other types of businesses!
Let’s say SMMM had a new service to offer it’s clientele:
- First, I would log into my personal back office given to me by my SMS service provider (in this case, Business Elite Services, a.k.a., BES) and set my welcome messages that will go out to each person that sends my Keyword to my Short Code to request more information about SMMM.
- Second, I would publish my Short Code and Keyword on flyers, business cards, company websites, social media sites, or even on counter and table-tops if I have a brick-and-mortar establishment, to get the word out.
- As a potential buyer, you would respond by texting my Keyword to my Short Code as instructed on the marketing media I used to advertise the new product or service. You can actually do the next steps to see how it works!
- First, you would take your cell phone out and add the following contact: Name = BES SMS Short Code with Mobile Phone Number = 55469.
- Second, you would text SMMM to that new contact. Upper or lowercase or mixed case is fine.
- Third, and definitely by now everything was entered correctly, our SMS service provider (BES) should have sent you the welcome text messages that I prepared in my BES SMS management application.
That’s it! You have now opted in to receive text messages from Save Money Make Money (SMMM) whenever we have a new product or service, or a special to offer you. This was not a trick to get you to opt-in to our messages, although we hope you will not stop our messages for now. If you do want to stop the messages, simply send the word STOP to the BES SMS Short Code contact you just added in your phone! But who doesn’t want to save money, right!
You will do the same steps to use SMS to grow your business. Here is one more example which you can also do now, although you will only get one sample message from my service provider (BES). Let’s say you were a barber shop. You would set up your welcome message and have people text BARBER to 55469. If you just did it, you should see a sample message like one that you might have prepared as a barber. You can also “schedule” messages that automatically blast to your entire opt-in list on the date and time you set! Maybe you are a church, club, nailsalon, restaurant, salonspa, school, sportsbar, or carwash (those were not typos, but all keywords you can try right now!). It does not matter what you do, SMS can work to help your business attract more customers!
I hope this gave you insight to how SMS works to help your business grow! You can find out more about the Business Elite Services Suite, which includes SMS texting, at http://jonlonon.com/bizelite. The entire suite will definitely help your business, no matter what you have to offer.