Hello everyone,

A month ago, I  started hosting my own BlogTalkRadio show every Thursday at 10:00am PDT.

At first I featured local savvy business leaders, but then I have been approached by some incredibly talented people with-in my social networks, so I’m opening it up to local and national savvy business leaders and inviting you to contact me to feature you!

Our topics range from self care, social media (which is a broad topic), business growth coach, success stories from business owners who used adversity to carve a new career path, and much more.

My goal is to encourage and edify others, provide insight, tips and resources to help people succeed with their personal and professional relationships.

I welcome you to contact me at analucia.novak@gmail.com to be my special guest – I’m loading my calendar for  2011.  So far my November and partial December is already booked.

This November and December, @LissaDuty and I will be hosting a Social Media Hour with a topic each week, but it will be a loose agenda, as we really want people to engage and ask questions. We want to help people kick start their 2011 with confidence in utilizing social media tools to enhance their presence and grow their business.

Please bookmark my BlogTalkRadio site and add the number 347-843-4092 to your calendar!

– Every Thursday at 10am PDT – Savvy Business Leaders

– Every Wednesday at 2:00pm PDT – @LissaDuty and @AnaLuciaNovak Social Media Hour for November and December.  Of course, all calls are recorded for later viewing!

This Thursday at 10:00am PDT,  I am featuring Jeffrey Levine,Tamian Associates

Jeffrey Levine is Your Social Media Visionary at Tamian Associates. Imagine being able to get your strong message, products or services out to your target audience, in your area while attracting new clients, profits, media opportunities. What if you could position yourself as the hub of the wheel of your market place as the authority in your market? http://tamianassociates.com/ 408-844-4576

I look forward to seeing you there!


Event: Social Media BootCamp Round 2: Tips, Tactics, Systems

Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PT)

Domain Hotel
1085 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

For more information click here: Social Media BootCamp Round 2: Tips, Tactics, Systems

Enter REPEAT code to get a discount

Tips, Tactics, & Systems Oct. 6th at the Domain Hotel from 10 – 5pm.

(Sunnyvale, Domain Hotel)

$51 Includes lite breakfast/coffee, very casual sandwich lunch & cookie/coffee break

(Parking is FREE and there are 125 parking spaces under the hotel.)

Round 2:  Agenda: (We are starting promptly at 10:00 a.m.)

9:30 Check In/Set Up so we can start promptly at 10 (coffee/lite snacks)

10:00 – 11:30 Twitter / Ann Evanstonhttp://www.warrior-preneur.com/ @AnnEvanston

11:45 – 12:45 You Tube/ Leveraging Rich Media – Patrick Schwertdfeger/ http://www.webifybook.com/

12:45 – 1:15 LUNCH ( very casual sandwich/salad/fruit/soda break)

1:30  – 2:45 Building Engaging Facebook Pages – Tyler Willis, http://www.Involver.com

2:45 (Cookie/Coffee/Soda/Fruit Break – self serve)

3:00 – 5:00 Linked In, Communicate with Precision & Develop a ROCKSTAR Online Presence using Patrick’s 2 Week Execution Plan  – Patrick Schwertdfeger/  http://www.WebifyBook.com

Have you been following the events and turmoil unfolding in Iran right now? Better yet, have you checked out the tweets (Twitter) from the many young Iranians who desperately want to see a true democracy in their country?

I find it truly amazing how Twitter is providing a global voice to those that typically would not even have a voice in their own country. They are able to share their plight and situation and gather global support like we have never seen before.

As Social media and sites like Twitter and Facebook become more popular in mainstream media, we are also seeing a corresponding increase in the number of businesses that want to leverage Social Media to grow their business.

There is truly no better time than right now to position yourself as a Social Media Marketing Specialist.

As you may know, we are still running a “early summer special” on our Social Media Marketing Specialist Certication program. You can save an additional $100 on our program by enrolling today!

Check out all the details on this program by clicking on the link below:


$100 Discount Code: SUMMER09

If you have any questions about this program, please don’t hesitate to email VA Classroom at: vaclassroomsupport@gmail.com

Have a great rest of the week!

(Written by Craig Canning, VA Classroom)

There are several ways to get website traffic fast and free, and I’m going to share ten niche ways with you.

Article Submission

You don’t need to be an award winníng expert on the topic you are writing about – just pick an area that is related to the theme of your website, do a bit of research using a search engine and before you know it you will have more knowledge on that subject than most. Write in a relaxed, straightforward way. And, of course, when you add your details at the end of your article, make certain that you include your web address as well.

URL Submission

This sounds so obvious, yet so many people overlook it. Website URL submission is about getting more links to your website to help your website get ranked high on major search engines, thus getting more visitor traffic by, well, submittíng your website URL to the major search engines. You can buy or subscribe to software that will do this, but it is quite possible to get a good return by submitting manually.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is a way for internet users to store, classify, share, search and discover Internet resources that they find useful. Since social bookmarks are saved online, users are able to access them from anywhere – at home, at work or while travelling.

These lists can be accessible to the public by users of a specific network or website. What you need to do first is register with a social bookmarking site which allows you to store and tag bookmarks. Most social bookmarking services allow users to search for bookmarks which are associated with given “tags”, and rank the resources by the number of users which have bookmarked them. This means that other visitors and members of social bookmarking sites can search for resources by topic, category, keyword, tags, or popularity to see what others have saved. As a user, social bookmarking sites let you find useful, informative resources through pages that have been tagged because others have found them to be valuable sources. Voila – more web traffíc. Free.

Forum Posting

Forum posting is a hands down alternative to paid advertising methods. For just a few hours of work every week, you can capture batches of interested leads everyday. The more forums you contribute to, the more you will gain traffic. If you are an active forum poster, you will also get a good feel about the kind of products that are hot on the market.

Please don’t overlook the forum signature or commonly called resource box – it’s a powerful free advertising tool for you. What you must do is edit your forum signature. Basically, a curiosity inducing one-liner and a link to your website is great. Once you have edited and saved your signature, it will appear at the bottom of all your comments in the forum discussions. That means, the more you participate in the discussions in the forums, the more people see your semi-ad written on your signature. I promise, this will encourage people to visit your website, and hopefully buy from you.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to get the word out about your website and can be done with very little technical expertise and therefore is easy to start up. If you have a product or service you believe in, visit a site such as Clickbank and open an account. Follow the simple instructions to gain affiliates – and traffic.

Press Releases

It’s a fact that a well-written Press Release can dramatically improve your sales, expose your company to the masses, and greatly enhance the image of your business or products. Publicity is the most cost-effective web traffic building marketing tool there is, and, surprisingly, web traffíc can be generated by ink and paper!

Classified Ads

Again, it’s easy to associate Classified Ads with yesterday’s technology, but they are extremely cheap and a one line product or service description, together with your website, will pay dividends.

Blog Comments

If you are an avid blog follower, you have to include Blog Commenting in your web traffíc arsenal. You will almost always find a “comments” link at the end of each post. Good blog commenters add to the discussion and are known as knowledgeable, informative, friendly and engaged. Join them!


Don’t forget that you can use Facebook to its full potential to attract more visitors to your website. You can get away from just interacting with your school or college friends and start interacting with people within your industry or other industries that you want to get into.

An easy way to do this is to join groups that interest you as well as make friends with people that you want to get to know. Fill out your profile (fully) – the best profile on Facebook is a complete one.


Finally, why not make a video and post to video sites too! This is not a Warner Bros. effort! Your PC or Mac may well have a webcam, or you can borrow a camcorder or Flip. Write a brief script – lights- camera – action – and upload to YouTube. (Just remember to be sure to link it back to you.)

Well – there you are. Not all of the ten suggestions I’ve outlined may appeal, but if you select three or four, stick with them, and implement them on a regular basis, you will see your web traffíc grow significantly. My best to you.

About The Author
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