Great Tools to Run Your Sales & Marketing

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ID-1005652I stumbled across Zoho while cruising around the web.  I had a friend as me the other day if I knew any websites that offered him a way to help capture more leads for his website.  I guess he figured since I run a blog I know it all.  Needless to say I know nothing, well not anywhere to refer him.  I couldn’t help myself I had to search around to see what options are available for him.

I ran into and they really seem to have it going on.  I want to see if you or anyone you know has used them.  They really sound awesome.  I love the fact that they offer crm on-the-go, use it from your tablet or cell phone.  Oh, how rude of me.

Let me give you a little information for those of you who don’t know much about  Zoho is software that helps you put your time and attention into your business, and they will take care of the rest.  They offer apps that help generate more sales, get paid, even support customer, and help make your business more productive.  [Read more…]

Fairy Hobmother’s On The Run

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ShawnandJenn shemoreHey everyone, so I heard Mom’s Vacation Spots thinks Fairy Hobmother is on his way to Simply Shawn & Jenn!  If he was here, we haven’t seen him, been looking too!  We must have just missed him, we were out looking for the top five washing machines in blog land. That darn Fairy Hobmother is so hard to find.  He is on his way back, he left me a comment in pictsy dust, telling me he’ll be stopping back to by check for fabulous comments from the blog guest bloggers of them all! Do you want to make money blogging?

Fairy Hobmother sure has become sort of that magical, character in blog land.  He visits blogs late at night while most of the bloggers are sleeping.  Searching for some of the bloggiest bloggers of all!  Are you one of the bloggiest? Be sure to leave you comment below and find out if Fairy Hobmother will visit you next.

Can you catch Fairy Hobmother?  Will he stop by Pink Ninja Bloggers blog?

P.S. You didn’t hear this from us but, Fairy Hobmother has been by Pink Ninja Blogger.  We’re not sure if you can still find them there, but he’s know to check out comment on Pink Ninja Blogger often!  Don’t miss this most awesome fairy in blog land!  Head over to Pink Ninja Blogger, Can You Catch Fairy Hobmother.


12 Ways to boost your Instagram Followers

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If you currently own an iPhone and are now getting a hang of it and have finally settled for an Instagram account, then you are on the right track. Now that you are in, there is a chance you will get addicted to using it and as you do, you will get more followers following your profile and your posts. This article will offer you; the Instagram user tips that will help you get a higher number of followers. Here goes:

1. Share your photos on other platforms
If you are already registered on other social networking sites and already have a considerable number of followers, use those to your advantage. Use any forum that you can explore and don’t just limit yourself to the well-known ones like Facebook and Twitter. Diversify to others like Flickr and Tumblr. If you run your very own blog, share your photos on it too.

2. Follow people who share interest similar to yours
The best approach to use to get more followers is to find friends via your very own profile. Click on links that suggest friends for you since the are on that list because you and them share common interests. If you like their posts and become their follower, there is a high chance that they will follow you back as well.

3. Invite followers on other networks
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket so to speak. Get your other friends on other social networks to rally behind you. That is the surest way to get a wider follower base.

4. Link your Instagram profile
If you currently run your own blog, add the link that goes directly to your Instagram profile and do this even on other social media networks that you are registered on. As soon as you get on Instagram, make an announcement that you are now a member and post that on your blog or website.

5. Caption every photo you post
Don’t just post a picture and say nothing about it. Always put a little effort into describing what the picture is about and where it was taken. That way it always shows up when someone searches for something specific. This is one sure way of getting people to become your followers.

6. Use hash tags as often as you can
It’s a well-known fact that hash tags make your profile more visible. For one it means that you are not all about posting meaningless pictures. Using hash tags gives the impression that you are willing to invest a little time to categorize your photos. A tagged photo will have the ripple effect of attracting a large number of new followers who may not necessarily be friends with you yet.

7. Geo tag your pictures
It works in the same way as using hash tags. What this means is that you should include the location where the picture was taken alongside the photo. That way anyone who does a search on a particular location will see your photo or photos and they are likely to click to be your follower.

8. Post clear photographs
Yes, that’s right. DO not post anything that is of low quality. Remember that there are many pictures being posted on the forum every day. You need to make an impression and you can only do that if you have good and clear content to begin with. If you don’t like the picture you are about to post no one else will.

9. Be seen on other people’s profiles
This means that you need to be active and comment and like other people’s photos that are of interest to you. One good turn deserves another so to speak and if you like and comment on other people’s pictures, other people will follow you and like and comment on your photos as well.

10. Mail your clients
If you have a large number of customers you are dealing with, consider mailing them to inform them that you are using Instagram and that they should follow you and check out your profile.

11. Make use of humour
When you comment, be humorous and you are likely to generate a lot of interest. People want to be associated with someone who makes them smile. Be funny and you will get more followers than you expected.

12. Go through the Instagram blog
There are many contests that are announced over the blog and participating in such can help you rank higher on the forum which will in turn lead to you getting more followers.
Steve writes for Buy Instagram Followers – a website designed to help boost your Instagram likes and instagram profile artificially.

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.php Error On WordPress

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Anytime something goes wrong with your website do you freak out?  I do, I cannot help it, I worry so much and normally its something simple if I would stop and really think about it.  So today I was having a problem loging into Simply Shawn & Jenn.  I was able to go to the login page, enter my user name and password, but then it would take forever to sign in and come up with an .php error on WordPress.  I was able to login to Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Moms Vacation Spots and Pink Ninja Blogger just find, so what’s the deal?  So what was the .php error I was getting?

warning fsockopen() {function-fsockopn}: unalb eto connect to awsmteam.com80 (connection tined out) in/home/content85/9134385/html/simplyshawnjenn/wp-content/plugins/awesome-google-adsence/awesome-google-adsence.php

I know right, I had no idea what to do either, so I searched and searched all over the place, and finally!  Really the fix is simple.  So what’s the error all about?  Look at the end of the error where it shows the wp-content/plugins/awesome-google-adsence/awesome-google-adsence.php.  There you have it, something is wrong with a plugin.

I searched all over and really was never able to find a clear answer on how to fix it.  I noticed the plugin and figured it had to be something to do with that plugin I was using.  Yes, it sure was.  I wanted to let you know how I fixed this .php error, incase you ever run into this problem.  You’d be surprised how easy it was to fix this .php error.  I was able to get this .php error fixed in 7 simple steps, here’s is what I did:

  1. Sign in to your hosting account
  2. Go to your FTP manager
  3. Click the domain name that you need to fix
  4. Click wp-content
  5. Click plugins
  6. Select the name of the plugin that is causing the problem.
  7. Click delete.

You should have deleted the plugin that is causing the .php error.  Now you’re able to access your WordPress admin page and get back to work.

I am so glad it was an easy fix, its always the end of the world when something goes wrong with your website.  I by no means know everything but when something goes wrong I freak out and find a ways to fix it.  This one was super simple and had I not freaked out and really looked at the .php error, I would have known what was wrong.  I hope you never have this problem with your website, but if you do you’ll know how to fix it!

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Sponsored Tweets | Earn Money Tweeting!

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Do you have a Twitter account?  Good that is all you will need to sign up and start earning money for you tweets!

SponsoredTweets combines businesses and tweeters in a unique way.  Advertisers want to get their product publicized and tweets are the perfect people to help!  Advertisers pay tweeters to help them!

When you are approved for a campain, SponsoredTweets will send you an email letting you know you have an opportunity waiting.  Login, if the opprotunity is something you want to promote simply accept the offer, set your tweet and wait for the advertiser to approve it.

Once you tweet is approved it will be send out automatically and everytime anyone clicks on the link you earn money!

What do I think about SponsoredTweets?

I love SponsoredTweets!  You choose what tweets you would like to send out and earn money when people click on them.  They are not links filled with spam and other junk!

SponsoredTweets is a great way for bloggers to earn money with their social network status!  You don’t have to be a blogger to sign up with SponsoredTweets either, just have a Twitter account!

How do I sign up with SponsoredTweets?

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Did Your Google Page Rank Go Up?

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Yesterday was the day, the day of the GOOGLE PAGE RANK UPDATE!
The last Google Page Rank Update was in February 2012, three months ago.  Seems they happen about every 3 months.

I have several blogs and websites and was happy with their update, however I was very disappointed with one of my blogs update, I thought for sure it would have updated by at least 1.  Oh well I only have to wait until August for the next update.  Ha, funny right?

I wax extremely happy my blog went from a 0 to a 2 from one day to the next.  However, I do wish it would update more frequently, at least we can watch our Alexa Rankings drop faster.

Did your Google Page Rank go up?  Leave me comments let me know how your website did in the Google Update……

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How To Add Google Sitemap To Blogger Blog

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Adding a Google sitemap to a Blogger Blog is important, it greatly increases the visibility of your blog to search engines.  If you plan on being able to be found on Google’s search
engine you need a sitemap installed on your blog.  Adding it to
you Blogger website is not hard simply follow these directions

  1. Login
    to Blogger Dashboard
  2. Tools
    and Resources – Click on Webmaster Tools
  3. You
    Blogger website is not verified and is added to Google Webmaster Tools
  4. Now
    you have to go to Google Webmaster Tools, click on submit a sitemap
  5. Add
    the following code inside the box – atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100 
  6. If you
    have more posts than 100 you need to change the last number to something
    more than the pages you currently have, if you have 200 change to 500
  7. YOU

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Add Google +1 To Blogger

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Google +1 Button to your Blogger Blog just got simple!  

When I started my first Blogger blog you had about 10 steps you had to follow before you could add a Google +1 Button to your blog.  Now it is simple.

  • Go to the layout selection
  • Choose where you want your plus one button to be places on your blog.
  • Choose the add a gadget – +1 Button

It really is that easy!  There is also options to change the way your Google +1 Button appears on your blog.  Choose the way you want it to appear on your blog, now you have your Google +1 Button added to your Blogger blog!

Add Google Badge To Blogger Blog

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Blogger just did an awesome update, now it is simple to add your Google Badge and Google +1 Button to your blog if you are using Blogger.  All you need to do to add your Google Badge to your blog now is

  • Go to the layout section
  • Choose where you want your Google Badge to be displayed on your blog
  • Add a gadget – Google +1 Badge
  • Add your Google Profile or Page ID (looks something like this 110495341948631770900/)
  • Pick the light or dark option depending on the theme of your blog

Now you should have your Google Badge displayed on your blog!