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Tom Schwab's Discussions

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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James Divine replied to Tom Schwab's discussion Do you blog to get more traffic and leads? Is it working? in the group Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer
"Tom: My bars look similar to Will's below. Every time I blog or post a podcast, there is a huge jump in my number of visitors, with a trend towards increasing. I think you just have to serve your market and not really look to it as a source of…"
May 19

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Tom Schwab replied to Mark Lilly's discussion Shift Work Niche Site
"Hi Mark, I think it sounds like a good niche and one that you are very familiar with the ideal buyer persona.  It sounds like you could connect with them with content to build trust, authority and thought leadership.  It sounds like you…"
May 18

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Tom Schwab replied to Tom Schwab's discussion You have to blog more than 4x month to see results in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"David, Congratulations you are a content machine! I looked at both sites and have a few suggestions for you to consider. 1) Google's currently looks for at least 600 words of content on the page to count it as content.  2) Google penalizes…"
May 15

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Tom Schwab replied to Tom Schwab's discussion You have to blog more than 4x month to see results in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Luke,  thanks for catching the major typo.  I just changed week to month. Agreed the frequency is just one factor.  It's hard to do a big study like this and gauge "good content" from "garbage"  Posting…"
May 15

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Tom Schwab liked Erin Robison's blog post Love My Enemies?!? What does that REALLY Mean?
May 15
Luke Townsley replied to Tom Schwab's discussion You have to blog more than 4x month to see results in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"To be clear, I read the study as 4x per month, not per week. And yes, depending on you you expect to get traffic, the types of articles you write, your keyword optimization, and your audience, that seems pretty reasonable. With my new ecommerce…"
May 14
Will Ratliff replied to Tom Schwab's discussion Do you blog to get more traffic and leads? Is it working? in the group Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer
"Tom - here's my experience (and numbers below) over the last year. I blogged just once a week, but also did some keyword research and tried to follow some best practices for SEO (nothing huge, just minor tweaks here and there). If you're…"
May 14

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David Weiss replied to Tom Schwab's discussion You have to blog more than 4x month to see results in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"I blog daily seven days a week on the topic of creative arts ministry (on a free wordpress site heading toward my 2000th post this summer), and five days a week on creativity. My creative arts ministry niche is pretty small but I have around 30…"
May 14

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Tom Schwab added a discussion to the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
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You have to blog more than 4x month to see results

Many people post blogs to get more traffic and leads, but not everyone sees results.  A recent study of over 13k websites, showed to get ANY results you had to regularly post more than 4x a month.Blogging weekly was a waste of time. It got the same results as not blogging.For those that posted more often the results were huge!  Much like exercising, there is a minimum frequency to see…See More
May 14

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Tom Schwab added a discussion to the group Speak It Forward - Maximize Your IMPACT and INCOME as a Speaker or Trainer
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Do you blog to get more traffic and leads? Is it working?

Everyone talks about using blogs to get more traffic and leads, but does it really work?  A recent review of over 13k websites showed you had to consistently blog more than 4x a month to see any increase in traffic or leads.  It looks like weekly blogging is a waste of time.  Their seems to be a minimum frequency to see any effect. What have you seen in your experience?See More
May 14

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Tom Schwab replied to Brian Grow's discussion Check out my First Ever E-Commerce Store in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Brain, The amount of profits any online business makes is Traffic x Engagement x Delight Think of it like a box. If any side is small the volume of the box is small. DELIGHT is when people trade you money for what you offer them. You have a great…"
May 11

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Tom Schwab replied to Brian Grow's discussion Check out my First Ever E-Commerce Store in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Brian, I love the idea.  I met with an entrepreneur last year doing this for big companies.  They hand write notes to customers and mail them.  They are going for huge scale, their's is an automated system that ties into…"
May 11
Spencer Field joined Tom Schwab's group
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Online Selling and Ecommerce

Offering products and services for sale is how we can serve others while turning our hobby into a real business. Join us to start selling online and end up building a brand.See More
May 6
Michael Williamson joined Tom Schwab's group
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Online Selling and Ecommerce

Offering products and services for sale is how we can serve others while turning our hobby into a real business. Join us to start selling online and end up building a brand.See More
May 1
Marcy Travis replied to Tom Schwab's discussion Quick Tip for anyone Blogging on Linkedin
"Great post, Tom. I like how you added video to it as well. I have been getting good results by adding a CTA to my linkedin posts. I post once a week, and then respond to comments. I've been using LeadPages to increase my email optins, and…"
Apr 27

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Dan Miller replied to Tom Schwab's discussion Quick Tip for anyone Blogging on Linkedin
"Tom, Man this is stellar!  So simple but so important.  Thanks for laying it out so clearly. "
Apr 23

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Heard about Years ago on Dan's Podcast.

Since then I've been thrilled to connect with like minded professionals to share resources, idea and inspiration. 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 lead Mastermind Groups on how to how to use content and an Inbound Strategy to attract, engage and delight customers.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
To build this and other companies so that I can serve ever more people: customers and team members. Ultimately being rewarded with long term wealth for me and my family.
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 am 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 a high D, I. I continue to learn and build on a diverse background that only makes sense in the rear view mirror: Naval Officer (yes I ran nuclear reactors on the largest ship), corporate world, sales, management, entrepreneur.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.inboundforecommerce.com/
More than one website?
http://www.inboundmovement.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
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
@TMSchwab
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Tom Schwab's Blog

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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If you're not a salesman, then artist don't exist

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Recently I met a friend who proudly and definitively declared "I am not a salesman"  While he had successfully sold in the past, certain areas of sales clashed with his very being.  Things like cold calling and high pressure sales made him so uncomfortable that he concluded he was not, and could never be a salesman.

What if we used his same criteria to define artists.  Was Picasso an artist?  Sure he could paint and sculpt, but what about the other areas of art.  Could he create art…

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What is the best product to sell online?

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:06pm 2 Comments

One of the most common questions I get asked especially when people are just starting into the wonderful world of eCommerce is "What is the best thing to sell online?"    The answers is easy and obvious, but being an old salesman at heart I have to answer a questions with a questions.  "What's the best car, restaurant, movie and vacation spot?".  With a puzzled look most…

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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

At 12:21pm on August 17, 2014, Erin Leosz said…

Hi Tom, thank you for your welcome to the community a while back and your helpful comments. Sorry for my very late reply. Yes, the Boston/Cambridge area is chock-full of technology companies. I am hoping to learn a lot from 48days.net community members regardless of their location, and am looking forward to that experience. Thanks again! 

 
 
 

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