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4 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT USING SOCIAL MEDIA

UPDATE: October 4, 2021  – Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down!

Just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending the company over a whistleblower’s accusations and its handling of research data suggesting Instagram is harmful to teens, the company’s entire network of services suddenly went offline. ~ The Verge

Though the following was originally published on January 28, 2021, this is still very relevant. Whether Facebook comes back up or not, I want you to understand that you do not own what is there, so be sure to use some or all of the recommendations below to continue to market your business.

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HOW TO FIX HTTP ERROR 431 IN CHROME BROWSER: WHY DO I KEEP GETTING 431 ERROR?

Have you ever had this happen where you visit a website and you continually get the HTTP Error 431?

I have this problem with GoDaddy over and over again. I’ve called them. I have looked it up, tried to figure out how to make this HTTP Error 431 stop happening so I can work on my website and my clients’ websites to no avail.

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GETTING TWITTER VERIFIED: HOW TO GET THE BLUE CHECKMARK ON TWITTER

Twitter Verification is back! Activists, influencers, and brands can once again request Twitter’s blue badge (a.k.a. the blue checkmark) that could appear next to their names on Twitter.

The blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.

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BEST ONLINE CALENDAR FOR CONSULTANTS & COACHES (AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS)

Many of my clients and class participants have asked me what I think is the best online calendar to use to book appointments with their clients.

I recommend vCita’s online calendar for service-based businesses as I’ve tried several online scheduling tools, but have found vCita to be exactly what my business needs. It’s made it much easier for me to manage my calendar, and much easier for clients to reach me — especially this time of year when I am extremely busy.

I’ve been using vCita since 2014, and I tell you, when I realized how much vCita was benefiting my business, I was hooked. I became a partner and began helping my clients to start taking appointments from their clients as well.

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HOW TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE (HOW FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE FOR BUSINESS WORKS)

Guide to Facebook Marketplace for Business

As many business owners are still trying to figure out what direction to take their businesses in today’s environment, I want to focus on businesses that don’t have a website and are looking for a place to sell their products. 🙂

Businesses that I address in this post are:

  • Retailers & Ecommerce

  • Real Estate Agents & Property Managers

  • Car Dealerships

  • Home Services Professionals

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HOW TO RESPOND TO YOUR FIRST GOOGLE REVIEW: A GOOGLE MY BUSINESS REVIEWS TUTORIAL

If you are using the Google My Business App, hopefully, you are also receiving reviews. Today I’m going to show you how to respond to those reviews when you receive them.

First, let me say a few things about receiving reviews on Google My Business.

  • As a small business owner, one of the things that you always want to make sure that you do is respond to those reviews.

  • In responding to those reviews, whether they are positive or negative, you always want to be polite.

  • Never, ever have an argument with someone on the Google review platform, (and even off of the review platform).

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YOUTUBE TV PRICE INCREASE: HOW TO CANCEL YOUR YOUTUBE TV MEMBERSHIP (+ WHERE TO FIND & WATCH FREE MOVIES)

I have been trying to decide whether to cancel my YouTube TV membership for about a year now because I just simply don’t watch TV much. I only had it because I love the old, black, and white movies on Turner Classic Movies and King of Queens reruns.

I was trying to decide whether watching these shows once or twice a month was worth the $49 a month fee.

Well, today’s news regarding the YouTube TV price increase to $65 has helped me make that decision. As a current YouTube TV subscriber, it kind of feels like a slap in the face for them not to allow us to continue paying our current price, but it is what it is.

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WHAT’S NEW WITH CANVA? QUICK STEPS TO INSTALLING CANVA’S DESKTOP APP FOR WINDOWS

Disclosure: Some companies that I mention are my marketing and training partners. I am an affiliate of others. I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links on this page. I only recommend products and services from companies I trust, tools I’ve used, and those that I highly recommend and feel may be of value to you and beneficial to your marketing efforts.


If you are using Canva to create graphic designs for your business, you already know how amazing it is — and if you use Canva on your desktop computer, they have just made it even more amazing!

A few days ago, Canva sent out an email with the subject line of “Canva for Desktop It’s Now Available.”

Your favorite design tool is now one click closer. Just tap the Canva icon on your desktop and start designing. No more scanning through multiple browser tabs. You can even set Canva to auto-launch when you log in to your device. Designing anything is now more personalized and convenient than ever.

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8 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR WEBSITE (WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU HIRE A WEB DESIGNER)

During my most recent “Blog Writing for Business” class, the conversation came up regarding how to select a web designer and what I suggest you have in place before you hire one.

The information in this post will help you to prepare for the creation of your website* and help you to ensure that all of your website tools are registered in your name (not the web designer’s name).

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