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Quick Tip for anyone Blogging on Linkedin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcy Travis Apr 27. 3 Replies

Writing posts on Linkedin can be a great way to gain new exposure and be seen as a thought leader. The challenge has always been how to get the reader off Linkedin and to your "home base" (website)…Continue

Tags: blog, blogging, Linkedin

Google to begin penalizing non mobile sites April 21

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angela Chatham Mar 9. 2 Replies

If you have a website make sure it's mobile friendly.  Google made a rare announcement (warning) last week that any site that was not responsive (mobile friendly) would see "significant impact" on…Continue

Tags: friendly, mobile, responsive, google

Have low Gas prices helped your business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Dubon Feb 1. 1 Reply

How were your January sales?  The low Gas prices might be a double blessing.  In talking with many online sellers, they overwhelmingly reported that it was their best January ever and for some it…Continue

48 Days Coach Michael McGreevy featured on INBOUND MOVEMENT

Started Nov 1, 2014 0 Replies

The INBOUND MOVEMENT featured 48 Days Certified Coach Michael McGreevy today.  Do you have the same question as Michael? "How can I attract more ideal customers with a weekly blog?".  I am very…Continue

Tags: inbound, mcgreevy, marketing, customers, blog

 

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Tom Schwab liked Lesley Morrison's blog post One Simple Trick to Start Decluttering Now
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Tom Schwab liked Robert de Brus's discussion How Losing My Business Made Me Feel Less than a Man
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Tom Schwab replied to Monty Powers's discussion Looking at starting a online business
"Monty, First thank you for your service.  There is huge potential here.  As I read your post it reminded me of a print I bought years ago from a retired Navy Senior Chief.  He had gotten someone to do 2D-Line drawings of the various…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Jeff Sondles's discussion How to get writers to evaluate my product and post their review of my product in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"Beautiful site Jeff, Thanks for the update. You are taking action! Sales follow action. A strategy we've been using with GREAT success is getting interviewed on podcasts to share your story.  If you target the right shows you as speaking…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Jeff Long's discussion Check out my new podcast about Online Courses!
"Jeff what a great podcast idea and a creative way to incentivize listeners, subscribers and reviews.  I will definitely share and promote it.  Someday we will look back at the term "internet learning" as redundant.  They…"
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Tom Schwab liked Jeff Long's discussion Check out my new podcast about Online Courses!
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Tom Schwab replied to Ashley Logsdon's discussion Youtube video editor - HELP!
"Ashley, I feel your pain.  I've tried to use many online, free, easy, user friendly video editors and I'm never smart enough to make them work.  Many just lock up.  I keep going back to ScreenFlow to do everything.  I…"
Jun 23

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Tom Schwab replied to Tricia Prues's discussion Hyatt's Get Noticed! Theme for Wordpress
"I'm consolidating my sites to TMSchwab.com and have chosen the Get Noticed Theme.  Originally I scoffed at the price that is 3x most premium themes.  After playing with it for about 4 weeks, I'm so pleased I went with…"
Jun 23

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Tom Schwab replied to Lesley Morrison's discussion Which tagline do you like best? in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"Lesley, that gives me the idea for a quick how to video!  It's very easy on Optimizely.  For me the hardest part is the patience and not calling a winner too soon before their are significant results"
Jun 22
Michael Allen Williamson commented on Tom Schwab's group Online Marketing and Sales
"Hey, Tom, thanks for these resources, I'm checking them out."
Jun 22
Lesley Morrison commented on Tom Schwab's group Online Marketing and Sales
"Thanks for these PDFs Tom - what a great resource!"
Jun 22

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Tom Schwab replied to Bob Fraser's discussion T-Shirt Business in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"I love this community. If you ask the resources and expertise just pop up.  If that game show ever returns where you can "Phone a friend"  you can be sure they will be someone who is an active member of the 48 Days community."
Jun 22

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Tom Schwab commented on Tom Schwab's group Online Marketing and Sales
"Dan Miller Inspired Resources At a recent Mastermind Meeting we discussed how the profits of any business (online or brick and mortar) are a function of Attracting x Engaging x Delighting Think of it like a box.  The profits from your business…"
Jun 22

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Tom Schwab replied to Lesley Morrison's discussion Which tagline do you like best? in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"You could also A/B test this on your website using a free tool like Optimizely.  I've always said the only experts are customers.  Those that vote with their actions and money.  All the rest of us just have opinions that…"
Jun 22

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Tom Schwab replied to Ron Miller's discussion Advice On Generating Sales for My Beard Balm? in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"Good advice from Sam.  We were just talking about this challenge at a recent Mastermind Group.  To build a profitable business (onlione or off you need  Visitors X Engagement x Products to Delight).  It sounds like your limiting…"
Jun 22

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Tom Schwab replied to Bob Fraser's discussion T-Shirt Business in the group Online Marketing and Sales
"Great idea Bob.  I've heard a lot about Cafe Press, but have no personal experience. I'd point you to a few additional resources. Johnny Cupcakes:  While his target demographic is different than yours, his business model maybe…"
Jun 22

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Over the last 3 years here I've been thrilled to connect with like-minded professionals to share resources, idea, inspiration and make some wonderful friends. There are enough forces working against us, we need to work together.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Own and run 2 companies:

An eCommerce direct to patient, B2C eCommerce company that helps people as they recover on one foot . GoodbyeCrutches.com

Also coach, consult and teach on how solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners can Accelerate Their Growth by harnessing the power of the internet. TMSchwab.com
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
To empower other business owners with a clear understanding or how to use modern tools to rapidly build their companies in an old fashion way: Delight Your Customers. My dream is to do more or what energizes me: Coach, Teach, Write and Speak.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I used to dream of retiring, but the older I get the more I enjoying my business life (can't call it work). My dream is to use my talents to do creative things with friends until the Lord call me home. My proudest accomplishment and most cherished thing is my family, including my first Granddaughter born in June 2014.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Type A overachiever. Gallup says I'm a Maximizer, Activator, Achiever, Individualist and a Mentor. DISC says I'm a high D, I.

My education and background makes me uniquely capable of taking the complex and building systems that work.

I ran Navy nuclear reactors my first job out of college. It was easier than running an online business until you understand the strategy and have the systems and procedures.
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http://www.TMSchwab.com/
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
You've heard of Inbound Marketing, now it's time to learn how to apply it to your business to attract, engage and delight your customers. Submit your company for a daily video review at InboundMovement.com
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Tom Schwab's Blog

Is Fear worse than Murder?

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 14 Comments

The Bible tells us "not to fear" 365 times.  That's one for every day of the year.  It must be very important.

It also says, "do not kill". By my count, it's said a lot less often.

  • Is disobey one worse than the other?
  • Are both sinful?

This is a discussion I've had often with myself and others.  As I see it:

  • Murder seems to be a Justice issue; how we relate with each other.
  • Fear is more of a Righteousness issue; how we relate to…
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I wish my God was as big as his

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:42am 5 Comments

I've got a friend who amazes me.  Not just for what he's done, but what he believes he can do.  His dreams are big.  His doubts and fears are small. 

The reasons why have become obvious to me.  The answer comes not just in his words, but in his actions.  He actually believes he was made in the image of his God. He really believes the promises his God made to him: He is loved, favoured and that he can do all things through Him who empowers him.  If he asks, he knows God will answer.…

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FIRE FOR EFFECT: What the Navy taught me about being an Entrepreneur

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

One of the classic images of the Navy is the Battleship firing all guns broadside.  You can see the flames and the shock wave.  You can imagine the impact of the 16 inch shells.  Nine projectiles, each weighing as much as your car, simultaneously hit a target over 10 miles.

This iconic image taught me more about marketing than I learned in my MBA.  Since you paid for my college education…

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Why April 11th is not Independence Day

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

Have you ever considered that we mark our nation's Independence Day on the day we declared it, not the day someone else acknowledged it?

  • On July 4, 1776 we declared independence
  • On April 11, 1783 Great Britain acknowledged it.

When our founding fathers decided the only thing they were certain was that the following days were going to be tough....very tough.  Yet we remember being free when we decided, not when someone else…

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At 10:55pm on June 14, 2015, Myhriah Young said…

Keep up the great writing Tom!

At 8:52pm on December 9, 2014, Tracey Hamilton said…

Hi Tom I enjoyed the teleseminar last week and look forward to learning more from you.

At 2:23pm on November 26, 2014,
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Michael Galvan
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Hi Tom and Happy Thanksgiving to you Karen and the family.  Also a warm welcome to the Wealth Building Group as well.  I encourage you to go through a few of the discussions in the group that interest you as we have some great information there.  If I can help in any way please let me know.  I look forward to your participation.     

At 9:49am on November 10, 2014, J.P. Choquette said…

Great, thanks so much, Tom. I appreciate you reaching out with a warm  welcome!

At 4:39pm on November 2, 2014, Wendy Bryant-Cook said…
Thank you Tom, I'm looking forward to becoming a part of an awesome community of folks!

Wendy
At 9:06am on October 28, 2014, Kathleen Curry said…

Thanks for the warm welcome and checking out our class. Right now we are marketing it.  I look forward to learning a lot with this group.

At 7:09am on October 23, 2014, Brian Del Turco said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Tom! I like what I'm already sensing from this group. Look forward to receiving and contributing ...

At 7:19pm on October 21, 2014, Kyle Fedewa said…

Thanks Tom!  I have been on here for an hour and already feel so welcomed!  Also great to see a fellow Michigander(the mountains were in Calgary).  Thanks for the invite to your group, as I get more acquainted with the site and the community, I will definitely get engaged in some different groups, and offer any feedback I can.  

At 3:01pm on September 11, 2014, Rene Drumm said…

Thanks Tom! 

I appreciate the welcome and the encouragement to jump in. (I sometimes need a bit of a push to get started interacting).  This is great!

At 8:58am on September 10, 2014, capital terefe said…

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your warm reception, looking forward to contribute and learn from the wonderful people in this group.

Thanks

 
 
 

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