Sunday, 28 June 2009

Shortening URL's with benefits

For some time now I have been getting free leads for all my businesses through my membership of OrangeLeads

Just recently they added a new feature to their site which is proving really useful.

You are sure to have used or at least seen URL's shortened with and on Twitter, I was really pleased with to begin with because it gave me click stats, however what it DIDN'T do was to let me correct or change a target URL if I mistyped or simply wanted to change it.

Tinyurl is now also being rejected by firewalls and security systems such that you may not be able to use it at all.

Let's say for instance you've worked really hard on Craigslist, OLX or similar to put out a load of ads and you've used the same shortened URL, then you find that it is going to a 404 page because you typed the destination wrong.

With OrangeLeads new URL shortening service you get click stats AND the opportunity to correct mistakes, so all your work won't be wasted.

OrangeLeads is a free service (premium option available) so join today and get several useful services along with your URL shortening.

I mentioned OLX before, this is a worldwide advertising service that you may find very useful - this is the UK site, but you can choose where to post your ad.

I also came across this great report on using Twitter effectively for promoting your business. - and another one free

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Send your Dad a real card from your PC

Father's Day is less than a week away, but you still have time to send your lovely Dad a card.

Sre you can send him an e-card or a text on his phone, but there is nothing so nice as to get a REAL card in the post on your special day.

Whatever the occasion, SendoutCards has something for you - over 10,000 different cards in their catalogue in fact.

You can choose how you use the service - a light user can choose an annual account at $25 and just buy card points and postage expenses as needed. It will cost you just under $2 US to send a card anywhere in the world (excluding your annual charge) and you do it all right from your PC.

For folks with lots of friends and relations, there is an upgraded retail account that puts 20 card points in your account each month and you can still top up. This works great for businesses too, why not thank your customers for their loyalty or tell them about new products and services.

Add-ons include a facsimile signature and the ability to upload your own images - so businesses can use any company brand images and logos.

Why not try it all absolutely free with a gift account - just go to and you'll reach my SendoutCards page. To find out more about becoming a distributor go to and get the details from SEO Kody Bateman.

And if you want to be a distributor, Sendoutcards will really look after you, train you and keep you up to date - definitely the most caring and personal online business I have encountered to date - you'll feel like family, especially with me as your sponsor!

SendoutCards motto is 'Changing the world, one card at a time' - now isn't that nice!

Have a great day.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Do you tweet? Do it profitably

Revtwt (recently re-named from Twtad) is a great way to do a few extra tweets a day and get paid for them when people click on your ads - kind of Adsense for Twitter.

If you have lots of Twitter followers, this could be a fantastic earner for you.

Plus, if you refer other people to Revtwt, you get a percentage of their earnings.

Signing up is easy, just go here

Rex Harris, who is a very well known and reputed networking expert recommends that you use the Twitter hashtag feature to boost your marketing efforts.

By watching the 'Trending Topics' in the Twitter sidebar AND using popular search terms, you can reach a much bigger audience, and find people who may be interested in the products you offer.

If you really have something to say that might help them, you can use a 'reply' with their name in and including something about YOUR topic and YOUR promotional URL.

For instance when I finish this post, I'm going to post a tweet with the words #blog and #marketing in it.

Have a profitable Tweeting week!