Getting Started on Pinterest
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Getting Started on Pinterest

You may have heard your friends mention "Pinning" things or seen those little "Pin It" links at the end of an article you just finished reading, but what is Pinterest? Pinterest is an image based social media network that people can use to visually share things that they find interesting. Pinterest uses visual links called "Pins" that can be placed in customized collections called "Boards". Users can browse Pinterest by searching for specific topics or browsing certain categories provided, the main page (or "Pin Feed") will eventually become personalized based on your interests. Creating An Account If you do not already…
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Making Sure Your Email Newsletter Sends Successfully
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Making Sure Your Email Newsletter Sends Successfully

This Tuesday Tech Tip we'll cover what it means to be compliant with the current CAN-SPAM act, which are rules you should follow in each of your email newsletter campaigns before you send them out. Otherwise you might very well be dealing with angry newsletter recipients, issues with your email newsletter software delivering your campaigns successfully, or your email newsletter going into people's spam inboxes. First of all it is best to determine what types of message you'll be sending, as depending on what type it is, it will be treated differently. Here are the major categories an email will fall into: Commercial –…
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Ben’s Dying From Cancer And His Story Will Change The Way YOUR Brain Works!
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Ben’s Dying From Cancer And His Story Will Change The Way YOUR Brain Works!

Storytelling is one of the fastest growing areas of focus for businesses to engage with and build relationship with their clients and prospects. Interestingly, with the advances in technology, our brains have a hard time keeping up with all of the new information.  But we've been wired throughout history to pay attention to stories which allow us to learn and connect with others and the world around us. There's an old Native American saying, "Those who tell stories rule the world.", which couldn't be any more true today in the 21st century business world than ever! But did you know…
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Engaging Your Audience With Your Own Blog Content
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Engaging Your Audience With Your Own Blog Content

For this tech tip, we will discuss how writing your own blog content can help your online presence as well as how to do it in a way that will appeal to your subscribers. Writing Your Own Content Even though you may be receiving  professionally written daily articles from us here at MySMARTblog, there are many reasons why it is good practice to post your own personal blog content as well. Including your own content with location specific information or important local news updates can help create a more personal experience for your readers who are actually affected by these…
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The Art Of Storytelling Can Change Your Business Forever!
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The Art Of Storytelling Can Change Your Business Forever!

Storytelling, or your ability to "tell your story" is one of the most important tools that you have in business today. A number of high power business publications have recently stated that storytelling will become the most important business skill in the next 5 to 10 years! In fact, with all of the marketing noise in the various channels that people are getting information through these days, it's harder than ever to make a lasting, effective impression on the people that you are desperately trying to reach. Storytelling Is A Powerful Way To Connect With Others The simple fact is that…
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Should I Be Blogging For My Real Estate Business?
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Should I Be Blogging For My Real Estate Business?

Marketing to clients can be done easily, quickly and without a lot of out of pocket expenses when you use blogging and social media marketing to reach them. If you're a real estate agent or mortgage loan officer and you have your own website, you know how important it is to have a professional online presence. National Association of Realtors, states that over 90% of active home searchers use the internet to search for their next home. According to Forbes, 78% of salespeople using social media outsell their peers. Whether you've had your site for a while or are just starting, you have a…
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