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  • The Afterlife of Billy Fingers will draw you in and keep you engaged until the very last word.

    Posted on May 30th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments
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    Three weeks ago I came across a photo meme (picture with a quote) on Facebook that someone I followed had shared. It was a meme by Annie Kagan author of The Afterlife of Billy Fingers. How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved To Me There Is Life After Death

    I immediately liked her page. All her quotes where fully resonating with me. I knew I wanted to read her book. I’m a huge believer in source energy, the afterlife and have had many conversations with the spirit world myself. During this time my dad’s health took a turn for the worse. On the night of May 14th I dreamed all night long a continuous dream. I was sitting with a counsel of beings and Billy. They showed me I would be reading Annie’s book during my weekend camping trip. I was in fact prepping to go camping to try and find some balance in nature after our long winter. When in reality it was to prepare me for my father’s passing. 

    When I woke up the following morning I told the Universe or Billy, whomever was prompting me to read The Afterlife Of Billy Fingers, if you want me to read it then our local used book store must have a copy. I’m heading out to go camping and I don’t have time to order it. I was leaving to go camping within hours. Sure enough when I called The Book Exchange they had one copy in stock. It was brand spanking new.

    I read The Afterlife Of Billy Fingers in two days during my hiatus in the forest. I cried, I laughed and breathed it all in. I came home Sunday afternoon on May 18th and received a call about my dad. Your dad is dying, you need to call him right away. I called him and told him it’s ok to go and how much I love him. He passed a half hour later that evening. 

    Even though I know there’s life after death and that we are so much more than we think we are, Annie’s book  brought me to a calmness as I work through the loss of my father. I’m awaiting his messages from across the veil. 

    I soon passed my copy onto my best friend of 28 years Stacy. She couldn’t put the book down either! Here is our full review. If what we have to say resonates with you we encourage you to read The Afterlife Of Billy Fingers. How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved To Me There Is Life After Death. 

    The Afterlife of Billy Fingers will draw you in and keep you engaged until the very last word.

    It is a real life, inspiring, engaging, emotionally involved, deliberate, well-informed-highly intuitive book. This book will expand your minds and take you to places some of you may have never gone before. And this is a good thing. Annie Kagan will illuminate life and death by taking you on a vivid, colorful ride of her life through the impactful messages received from her brother in the after life.

    His expressive communications go beyond boundaries and confinements. 

    You know how some books take you a month or a year to read? And then there’s those that you just can’t stop reading? Well, this is one of those books. It does not leave your mind. We couldn’t put it down. It kept us immersed, turned on and plugged in! Stay tuned. We have a very interesting interview with Annie coming soon!

  • Are you where your customers are?

    Posted on May 29th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Are you where your customers are? Did you know you can use social media methods to stimulate conversation about you, your business, and your products? Did you know Facebook advertising is one of the most efficient forms of advertising? Majority of consumers recommend word of mouth. Facebook also has the potential to cause a viral effect internationally.

    The key is to growing your audience is to be genuine. To ensure the buzz is positive, you have to promote yourself gradually and organically by developing real relationships with your desired audience on targeted social media sites. My team and I excel at doing just that. We create & manage social media content and run Facebook ads for our clients.

    Social media has changed the way we communicate. Every business online should become a part of that communication. Social media is shaping our culture. It’s imperative you become apart of this culture, get into it and interact with it. Social media is where your customers are. There’s over 1.15 billion users on Facebook alone!

    Here are two recent examples of how my clients have made connections and made sales in just the past week.

    1. A doctor I work for received a request to speak at a very large event in New York. Speakers get paid a nice amount of cash.
    2. On Sunday a customer saw a pin on Pinterest of a product she really wanted. Monday morning she ordered the product as soon as my clients business opened their doors. She was so excited she told him all about seeing the product on Pinterest.

    I could continue on but I know you get the point. You have to go to where your customers are. Just because you built it doesn’t mean they are going to come to you!

    At Social Media Help 4 U we work with your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + or LinkedIn accounts to establish (or make-over) and optimize your online presence. Once launched, we manage posting of content, as well as ongoing campaigns and relationships for you. We only work with a handful of clients at a time so we can provide you with the utmost one on one authentic service possible. For a very limited time we are offering three months of social media management/marketing for the price of two months. (First come, first served.)

    Let me know if you would like to set up a time to talk. I’m available by email and phone. I would love to talk with you about my services and send you a proposal. See my packages, recommendations and social media tips on the homepage of my website Social Media Help 4 U. http://socialmediahelp4u.com/. Hire someone you can trust!

    Have a wonderful day, Carol Lawrence

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    Carol Lawrence is an energetic practitioner, blogger, children’s author, social media manager, author interviewer and co-editor of All Things Healing.Com. She has been happily married for twenty-eight years, a mother of two adoring sons, has several animals and loves nature, exploring the human mind, spirituality, reading, writing, mother earth, walking around in the forests of Montana and doing her part to make the world a better place.

     

  • Budding Entrepreneurs Knocked On My Door

    Posted on May 15th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    A few days ago two little budding entrepreneurs knocked on my door. These two little girls ages 9 and 10 were selling homemade marbles. They told me they were worried not everyone had their own marbles. So what did they do? They made a bag full of marbles out of playdough and traveled around our local neighborhood selling them for 10 cents each. Of course we had to purchase four of these beauties! Many successful entrepreneurs share the same story. Their ability to come up with an idea of selling something at a young age. 

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    Not only is it a great idea to encourage young children how to be creative, but this also gives parents a chance to teach very important money skills. It’s also a great idea as they grow older to instill in them ways to create multiple streams of income. Never let them think there’s only one way. Many people get stuck into the trading hours for dollars mentality. That’s what we are typically trained to do and be. There’s no growth in that. That’s a path of potential poverty.

    I highly encourage anyone learning how to master their money to check out, Money: A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want by Kate Northrup. Not only will this book help you break through your money barriers but she has a whole section on creating multiple streams of income. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Social Media Manager Pro. Find Out How To Begin Your New Work From Home Career.

    Posted on May 7th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Hey everyone, How’s it going?

    You know, life happens, doesn’t it?  Before we know it, time passes us by and we skip over opportunities that would have enabled us to fulfill our dreams. Have you ever dreamed of working from home? Are you a stay at home parent who could use added income? Do you shape your life around your work or do you shape your work around your life? Do you wish you had more freedom and time? A larger income? The ability to charge high end prices?

    You’re probably wondering where i’m heading with all these questions. When I started down a new career path and began my Social Media Help 4 U business I needed tools. I was already offering social media management but not as a business. I was offering it for fun to help authors build their platforms and gain exposure. It was those authors that encouraged me to take it to another level.

    Then I heard of a lady named Kate Buck, Jr. She had been doing the same thing I was doing but longer. She turned what she knew into a training course. This was very timely for me because I needed to enhance my skills. Kate’s course was later modeled by Universities around the country who now offer social media courses. One of the neatest things about her course is you can do it in on your own time at your own pace.

    If you love the online world, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for a new career, Social Media Manager Pro might be the course for you. Warning this is not a multi-level marketing scheme. This is a real training course broken down into bite size pieces so you can follow step by step, learning the skills you need to fulfill a very high in demand career. This course is perfect for the business owner who either likes to do it all themselves or hasn’t reached the point where they can hire a social media manager or virtual assistant. This course is also perfect for the person on your team who is in charge of your social media marketing. Social Media Manager Pro has been completely upgraded to reflect the recent social media changes. It currently is being offered at a very low introductory price. Grab it now before the price goes up. Your only $197.00 away from having the tools you need to start a new career. Read the rest of this entry »

  • In The Middle Of Puppy Bliss! A Day In The Life Of A Social Media Manager.

    Posted on April 29th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    This is our handsome son Tony. Him and his girlfriend Ashley recently got a new puppy. His name is Roland. If you are a Stephen King fan you know where the name comes from. Roland is a sweetheart! He’s a papered Pit Bull. Randy and I are having loads of fun with him. He’s our new grand-puppy. For now we’ll settle for no grand kids. What’s especially nice for Tony and Ashley is all of Roland’s siblings were acquired by their friends. They’ve all been waiting for the right time to add a puppy to their lives. All the puppies will get to grow up together. 

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    Life has been great around the Lawrence homestead. We are busy with clients and working on some new adventures we can’t wait to tell you about. For now we have to keep them on the QT, but before long we’ll be sharing the big news. I think you all will be in for a big shock with where we are headed next. Stay tuned for more details.

    As always thanks for stopping by and reading our posts. We look forward to hearing from you. Leave us a comment or better yet come on over and join us on Facebook and Twitter. Follow our hashtag #socialmediahelp4U  for positive life tips, social media tips and more! 

    Want to learn how to manage all your social media needs yourself? Learn more!

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    Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.

     

  • New Twitter Design ~ Customize Your Header And Show Off Your Best Tweets!

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 Carol Lawrence 1 comment

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    Twitter has made some new changes. When you sign into your Twitter account you will have the option to switch over to the new profile or keep your old one. If you switch to the new profile and decide you want to go back to the old style you can choose to go back for now. Usually when a new roll out comes along in the beginning there’s a choice between the old and the new look but eventually everyone rolls over to the new look. 

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    (Which Twitter header do you prefer? The first or second one?)

    Here’s a look at the new changes.

    • New cover design. You can now add a larger cover photo. It’s similar to Facebook’s timeline cover. I quickly created some example covers using the free service called Canva. You can also go to Fiverr and pay someone inexpensively to design you a new cover. Be sure to make your cover inviting, use bright colors and add your website. Take advantage of the abundance of space. Don’t over do it. Keep it professional looking.
    • Your most active, favorited and retweeted tweets are now showing up with bigger fonts.
    • You can now pin your favorite or most important tweet to your profile page. Go to “tweets”, click on the number of tweets. Take a look at your most recent tweets. Under each tweet you will see the symbols for reply, retweet, favorite and three little dots to click on for more. When you click on the three dots that look like this … you’ll have the option to pick share via email, embed a tweet and pin to your profile page. Take advantage of this new option. Once a week pin a new Tweet. Pin your opt-in link, latest blog post or most current offer. Pick something you really want to draw attention to.
    • The new profile set up is rolling out slowly, so if you don’t see the option to change over to the new look don’t worry your Twitter account will be updated soon.
    • Read the rest of this entry »

  • I received a delivery of flowers from one of my clients this week.

    Posted on April 19th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Clients are loving what I do. I received a delivery of flowers from one of my clients this week. Another client wrote up an article about me in their newsletter. I love what I do! They made my day!

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    Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.
  • Facebook Is Cleaning Up The News feed.

    Posted on April 15th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Facebook made a recent announcement. They are cleaning up the news feed. Page owners need to be aware of the three most recent changes.

    “The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important and relevant to them.” Erich Owens & Chris Turitzin

    Three changes you need to know about.

    1. The days of asking your fans to share, like and comment on your page are over. This is considered Like-baiting. It’s okay to genuinely encourage discussion just don’t blatantly ask for it, especially over and over. For example: There are some pages that will share a sad picture of a child who survived cancer and ask the viewers to like their page in support for the child. The child has nothing to do with their page. It’s a random picture they took off the internet to bait people to like their content.

    2.  Facebook is encouraging new content. They don’t want to see pages uploading the same content over and over again. Repeated content is less relevant and has generated complaints.

    3. No spammy links. This fits into ethical business and authentic business. Never share content about something in particular and slip in a spammy link to somewhere totally irrelevant to your update. Unethical page owners frequently try and get people to click through to a website that contains only ads.

    So is the old saying, “Content is King” making a come back? Content obviously matters. Fresh content that is.

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    Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.
  • “Are You Losing Clients Because Of This?”

    Posted on April 8th, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

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    Customer service and client satisfaction are crucial for all businesses and yours is no exception. And one bad client experience can undo thousands of dollars of marketing and built up rapport.

    A while back, my husband Tim and I went out for a rare “date night.” We decided to treat ourselves to one of the fanciest restaurants in town.

    This place boasts fine dining, great ambiance, live jazz music, and “artfully prepared cuisine.”

    We arrived on time and were shown to our table. And that’s where it all went south. As 10 minutes turned to 20 and no one had even so much as brought us water, I finally got up to flag down a server.

    Apparently there was a mix up as to whose table it was, but now it was all straightened out. We ordered drinks, which showed up rather quickly. Things were starting to look up.

    Our server asked if we were ready to order, but we asked for a little more time. That was obviously a big mistake. She left our table, never to return. (Cue the song Haley’s Waitress by Fountains of Wayne…) After what seemed like an eternity, a different server comes by and asks “what meals are you waiting on?” We’ve been in the restaurant over an hour by now and we hadn’t even ordered!

    Sad to say, things went from bad to worse. We finally ordered and they delivered Tim’s food 15 minutes before mine and then my order was wrong. After another wait, my second meal arrives and guess what? Wrong again! By then I’ve lost my appetite.

    The point is, crappy service sticks. It takes a long time to build a reputation and very little to ruin it. The final excuse given by the manager was that they were “short staffed” that night. But whether they were just having a bad night or not doesn’t really matter, we haven’t been back since.

    In a service-oriented business, your service must be impeccable. You have to deliver on your promises and keep your commitments.

    I think where people can get tripped up here is that they actually give mediocre care to current clients, thinking “They’re already a client, they’re already fans, they’ll cut us a little slack if things are a bit disorganized” and instead they spend all of their customer care focus on attending to potentially NEW clients – to hopefully entice them to buy.

    This is a HUGE mistake. You must treat your paying clients like family – you must attend impeccably to their every need. What kind of an experience with your brand do you want them to have?

    It’s 11 times more likely that a client who has already purchased from you will purchase something again as it is that a “brand new” client will purchase from you for the first time!

    If you offer a money back guarantee on your program, stick to it. If you commit to replying to client emails within a certain time period, do it. Under-promise and over-deliver.

    Author Larry Winget says it very simply: “Do what you said you were going to do, when you said you were going to do it, the way you said you were going to do it.”

    That’s really what it all boils down to.

     

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    Business Coach & Mentor Barb Wade specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to make more money more easily while enjoying a business and lifestyle that reflects their priorities. Download Barb’s “Word-for-Word Scripts To Overcome Objections” and book more high-paying clients now at www.BarbWade.com

  • Looking For A Brand Ambassador?

    Posted on April 2nd, 2014 Carol Lawrence No comments

    Looking for a Brand Ambassador? Do you have a brand new product you want to share with the world?

    A brand ambassador walks and talks your product! They share it on their website and social sites helping you expand your brand. They share how great your product is by word-of-mouth. How would you like to see a nice write up about your product? See Tweets floating around Twitter? Your product showing up in the search engines due to exposure on Facebook? How about getting it noticed on the fast moving visually appealing platform called Pinterest? We can help you do this!
    We love trying out new things and new products.
    The types of products we prefer to review:
    • Outdoor products related to camping, fishing, hiking, gardening or sustainable living.
    • Parenting products. Conscious parenting products may be shared on Carol’s other blog Intentional Conscious Parenting
    • Pet products. We currently have two dogs and two cats and are proud grandparents of a sweet little puppy named Roland.
    • Randy is open to reviewing items related to survival and the Zombie Apocalypse!
    • Social media related products.
    • Products that assist small business owners in growing their business.
    • We are open to other ideas!
    • This is a limited service depending on the product and time available.
    Honesty matters! If your product stinks we honestly can’t promote it and won’t write a review. We’d rather not say anything at all because we are not a fan of negativity, especially online. Negative feedback can hurt a companies reputation. We’d rather share with you how we think you can make it better.
    We’ll provide honest feedback on what we love about your product and where the customer can go to purchase it. 
    The online world is congested. Everyone is online now. To bring your product front and center you need help getting the word out.
    If your product is great we’ll shout it from the roof tops how awesome it is!!
    If you would like Randy and I to review a product of yours and share our review with our entire audience through our blog, newsletter and all our social sites send us an email carol@socialmediahelp4u.com to discuss collaboration!
    Ready to hire a social media manager to grow your online presence? Get your products seen? Take a look at our packages and prices! Custom packages available as well.
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    Social Media Help 4 U is a virtual based business that supports authors and businesses based on integrity. Social Media Help 4 U offers conscious based business services, providing intuitive and skill based social media management, product reviews & consulting. Carol and her team manage social media accounts. They assist their clients in building their online presence, engagement and connections with like minded people, customers and clients. They are fully aware that their clients online reputation is at stake. With the values of integrity, honesty and dependability being their top priority.