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Tuesdays Tips & Tools – Organizing Business Cards

Ok so you attend networking events and you do a great job at collecting business cards.. but now what?

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Step 1: Install the app called CamCard onto your smart phone.
Step 2: Gather all your cards and scan them in!
Step 3: Put together a “reason” to reach out to them.
Step 4: Email them through Camcard or hire a telemarketer to call them.

Example: You are a Deal Site Marketer. ( This means you put businesses on Daily Deal Sites and take a percentage of the deal.) So you’ve been to networking events and collected a lot of business cards, but you haven’t done anything with them yet!
So lets go through the steps above again:

Step 1: Install the app called CamCard onto your smart phone.

Step 2: Gather all your cards and scan them in!

Step 3: Put together a “reason” to reach out to them.

Call Script:
Hello Jenny it’s Alicia Lyttle. We met at a networking event. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you – I’ve been super busy with all my clients and the deals we are running for them, but I haven’t forgotten about you. Let chat about putting your business on a deal site and how I can help you. I have an opening on Thursday at 2, will that work for you? We will only need 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 4: Email them the script through Camcard or hire a telemarketer to call them. If I was hiring a telemarketer I would change it like this:

Telemarketer call script:
Hello Jenny it’s Amy, Alicia Lyttle’s assistant. You and Alicia met at a networking event. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you – I’ve been super busy with all of our clients and the deals we are running for them, but I haven’t forgotten that Alicia wants to meet with you. So, I’d like to set up an appointment for you two to meet. She’ll tell you all about how we can help you generate more clients, leads and exposure. I have an opening on Thursday at 2, will that work for you? You two will only need 10 – 15 minutes to touch base. Can I pencil you in?

Business Person: Sure that works

Assistant: Great. Write don this number please, it’s our conference line, she’ll meet you on that line at 2pm. I’ll send you an email as well. I have your email as XXXXXXX@gmail.com – is that correct?

Business Person: Yes

Assistant: Great! I’ll let Alicia know. If you need anything between now and then, let me give you our phone number and email. Our number is XXXXXX and our email is XXXXXXXXXX. People usually get so excited about running on a deal site that that have questions before meeting with Alicia, so I like to make sure you have our contact details.

Business Person: ok thanks

Assistant: Thursday at 2pm EST Chat again then, bye.

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Pretty simple right?!

camcard2Well you are probably wondering where you will get an assistant from to call business for you … and I’m glad you are wondering because now I can talk about my favorite website again .. www.FIVERR.COM

Got to fiverr.com and do a search for the provider “blingblings” in the search box and hire them to do your calls for you!

Alright – now it’s time to monetize that stack of business cards! Get busy!

 

 

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productivity, time management

For Christmas many many years ago, my friend Alex Mandossian sent us a timer as a gift.  In the card he sent along with it he said one of the most useful tools he has is a timer.  He went on to explain how chunking your time and setting a timer becomes a great productivity tool.

I’ve used a timer ever since, and in today’s Tuesday’s Tips & Tools we are featuring a free timer that runs on your computer.  You can find it at e.ggtimer.com This tool is a very simple timer that allows you to chunk your time just by typing the amount of minutes or hours you would like in the box on their page:

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So, how have I used this tool?

I like to organize my time so that I don’t spend all day on one task.  For example, if I am checking email, I will set the timer to 15 minutes, and I will just spend 15 focused minutes on email.  Then I’ll reset the timer for 45 minutes to work on my next blog post.

In addition to using this countdown timer, I will write a list of the tasks I would like to accomplish.  Then i will write down a time that I would like to allocate to that task, next to each task.  I will then plug each one into the e.ggtimer.com to keep myself accountable and on time, and I will then cross off that task and time time I spent on it, and move to the next one.

I am guilty of being a serial multitasker!  I multitask like crazy…. and we’ve all heard that multi-tasking can be very inefficient.  Using a timer helps me to avoid multitasking and allows me to focus on one task at a time for a specific amount of time.

Enjoy this free countdown timer and let me know how you are using it in your life!

 

coupon code, coupons, business coupons, www.businesscouponclub.com

In this week’s Tuesday’s Tips & Tools we are going to talk about Saving Money, Use Coupons!

As small Internet Based Businesses, we need to save money!  If there is a coupon code out there for the product you are about to buy – why not use it!

There are many different ways to search for coupons codes online.  Here are 2 of the ways that I search for coupon codes:

Option 1. Do a google search (store name + coupon) or (store name + coupon code) (store name + promotional code)  So, here’s an example.  Lets say I was looking for a coupon code for overnightprints.com.  I would go to google and type in : overnightprints.com + coupon code

The results you will get will be a list of coupons on the top coupon sites.

Option 2. Or you can go directly to a coupon site and search on that site for what you are looking for.  Here are the top 3 sites that I like to visit:

Here’s an example of what you can expect to see in one of the top coupon sites.  This screen shot is taken from Business Coupon Club -> What I did was I searched for coupon codes for Overnightprints.com and now it gives me a list of active coupons, the coupon codes, and the success rates for those coupons.  Take a look below:

coupon code, coupons, business coupons, www.businesscouponclub.com

To see this page live click HERE.

So, when purchasing something online, search for coupon codes first!

Saving you money,

Alicia

jing, jing project, screen capture, product creation

In today’s edition of Tuesday’s Tips & Tools we are featuring a screen capture software.

http:www.jingproject.com

jing, jing project, screen capture, product creation

Every year for the past few years I’ve been saying that Jing Project is my favorite tool of the year!  It’s becuase I use this tool on almost a daily basis!

I use it for:

1. Communicating with my customers
2. Communicating with my staff
3. Creating products
4. Creating video training

Jing has a free version (which includes their ads), but for just $14.95 a year you can upgrade to their pro version to remove those ads (which is what i did).

Click the link below to watch their overview:

Overview Video

Grab Jing and I’m sure you will be as happy with it as I am!

To your success,

Alicia

http://www.freepasswordtool.com,

In today’s edition of Tuesday’s Tips & Tools we re featuring the must have password tool!

http://www.freepasswordtool.com,
www.freepasswordtool.com

Years ago I was advised by Armand Morin to download this password tool and since then I have not been able to live without it!

Grab it at www.freepasswordtool.com

If you’ve seen me and my pink laptop you know that  I always have my password tool pop up when I’m getting into a site.. and I have over 400 passwords saved in my tool!  Yes 400! I love it because:

  • All My Logins Are In One Place
  • I Entered My Info. Into It So It Fills in forms With a Single Click
  • I Can Access My Account From Anywhere
  • I Feel Completely Secure with Their Protection

Anyway, I love it – if it can help you out – grab it!

roboform, http://www.freepasswordtool.com, password toolP.S. If you are coming to any of my upcoming workshops this is a requirement that you get it as we waste too much time trying to help people get passwords they cant remember and never saved.  = )