Social Media Marketing

What has the internet marketing world developed into, other than a place where everyone seems to be selling and no one is listening. If you go to many groups or communities on the likes of Facebook, Linked in, or Google with the word “marketing” in it name you will see what I mean.

Quite often you have the same people endlessly promoting some product or service which they believe will make them rich, if you want to contact them privately you will often find it difficult unless you sign up for their offer.

The mentality of of what now is often regarded as spamming was born out of Safe-lists, where members in return for agreeing to accept advertising from other members of the safe-list could advertise to the entire list with no comeback or accusations of spam.

I have to hold my hand up and admit that I have in the past used safe-lists, which did appear work for a time, there are still a few around and like junk mail there a few buyers.

Yes if you are a seller its great to be able to send your offer to thousands of people at the push of a button but have you ever stopped to think how you would feel to be on the other end receiving the same information day after day.

The moderators of the social groups/communities have the power to ban people but few bother to use this power, perhaps because they have their agenda.

I belong to a number of groups where lively discussions take place on a regular basis and they can be great places to communicate with others, sharing your views and finding answers to questions you might have,

Marketing can be a tricky skill to master especially in a changing market, business growth around the world is at an all time low. This has prompted people to start a home business to provide additional income, however there are few places where you can get unbiased advice.

I have been involved with a project for the past few years, designed to help and nurture budding entrepreneurs. The project is in beta mode and I invite you to take a look, it easy to sign up with your social media ID, and I will see you on the other side. Http://

David Ogden
Helping people to help themselves




We are like this child when it comes to building a Social Network. Appreciation of others is the Key


We are like this child when it comes to building a Social Network. Appreciation of others is the Key

A young man went to seek an important position at a large printing company. He passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final interview. The director saw his resume, it was excellent. And asked, '

Have you received a scholarship for school?' The boy replied, " No '.
' It was your father who paid for your studies? '
' Yes.'- He replied.
' Where does your father work? '
' My father is a Blacksmith'

The Director asked the young man to show him his hands.

The young man showed a pair of hands soft and perfect.

' Have you ever helped your parents at their job? '
' Never, my parents always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me.'

The director said:

' I have got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your father and then come see me tomorrow morning.'

The young man felt his chance to get the job was high.

When he returned to his house he asked his father if he would allow him to wash his hands.

His father felt strange, happy, but with mixed feelings and showed his hands to his son. The young man washed his hands, little by little. It was the first time that he noticed his father's hands were wrinkled and they had so many scars. Some bruises were so painful that his skin shuddered when he touched them.

This was the first time that the young man recognized what it meant for this pair of hands to work every day to be able to pay for his study. The bruises on the hands were the price that he paid for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his father's hands the young man stood in silence and began to tidy and clean up the workshop. That night, father and son talked for a long time.

The next morning, the young man went to the office of the director.

The Director noticed the tears in the eyes of the young when He asked him: -' Can you tell me what you did and what you learned yesterday at your house?'

The boy replied: -' I washed my father's hands and when I finished I stayed and cleaned his workshop '

' Now I know what it is to appreciate and recognize that without my parents , I would not be who I am today . By helping my father I now realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on my own. I have come to appreciate the importance and the value in helping the family.

The director said, "This is what I look for in my people. I want to hire someone who can appreciate the help of others , a person who knows the hardship of others to do things, and a person who does not put money as his only goal in life". ' You are hired '.

A child that has been coddled, Protected and usually given him what he wants, develops a mentality of " I have the right ' and will always put himself first, ignoring the efforts of their parents. If we are this type of protective parent are we really showing love or are we destroying our children?

You can give your child a big house , good food , computer classes , watch on a big screen TV . But when you're washing the floor or painting a wall , please let him experience that too.

After eating have them wash the dishes with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you have no money to hire someone to do this it's because you want to love them the right way . No matter how rich you are, you want them to understand. One day your hair will have gray hair, like the father of this young man.

The most important thing is that your child learns to appreciate the effort and to experience the difficulties and learn the ability to work with others to get things done. "

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Stephen Hodgkiss
Chief Engineer at MarketHive