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A look at Influencer Marketing in 2020

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A look at Influencer Marketing in 2020 

Wouldn’t it be great to become an Instagram celebrity in a New York second? Sadly, there is no such thing. Instagram, just like anything in life requires a commitment to excellence. This takes time because trying to claim your slice of celebrity is like elbowing your way into a tightly packed unforgiving world of aspiring yet anorexic models.  But what if you could walk into a club comprised of forward-thinking visionaries who welcomed you with open arms? Keep reading, I’ll get back to that in a bit. 

A legal shortcut for Instagram celebrity? With a plethora of shady services promising seemingly overnight Kardashian-like celebrity, people are looking for safe and viable solutions. Sure, a fast-talking salesperson can promise that you’ll “take-off” in mere moments, but can’t the same be said about a toupee in a fan factory? Purchasing followers is like running toward the future— on a treadmill— you’ll get nowhere.

The secret to social media success in today’s overworked, under-appreciated, stress-filled, sleep-deprived digital world is human authenticity. Instagram success requires human connection and quality interaction that you simply cannot get from bots or fake accounts. Relying on software for social media success is like accepting a business proposition from the Nigerian Minister of Finance— ridiculous. 

Authenticity wins all the time!

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Instagram with more than one billion active users 

To grow your audience and expand your reach, you'll want to do more than just post pictures of your product or service. Precisely because we are living in a loneliness epidemic with social isolation, you’ll want to reach out and engage and connect with people. Involve them, ask them questions, and do spend some time commenting on their images. Leverage the convenience of hyper-connectivity to connect with your followers. You never know when a kind word can change a person’s outlook.   

Use the right tags, share quality images, and be consistent in your posting. The most popular accounts post between the hours of 8 am to 2 pm. Check out the competition, see which accounts your ideal audience members are following, and keep your finger on the pulse of your industry. Create quality content that will speak to your ideal follower. Make videos sparingly since they (obviously) take up more bandwidth and are less likely to be shared. Let your followers know that you care about them by setting aside some time each day to interact with them. 

Keep in mind that Instagram is not a magic bullet, it’s not a matter of “build it and they’ll come”. Truth be told, Instagram marketing requires nothing short of commitment, it requires your time, focus, strategy, and attention. But if you keep your eye on the prize and you position your brand the right way, it will be one of the best forms of marketing you ever do. Luckily there’s a safe and legal way to accelerate your Instagram success. If you’re truly determined to succeed with Instagram quickly, then you’ll want to consider plugging into a brand community like Sticky Likes. 

Sticky Likes Brand Community…

So, remember that club comprised of cool cats who are waiting for you with open arms? Well, allow me to introduce you to Sticky Likes, a place where you’ll be treated like a VIP because our members are interested in supporting you and your brand. That’s right, this is where you’ll find fans, superfans, business partners, — and even potential customers. These are real credit card holding flesh and blood human beings. We’ve got members from all walks of life, coaches, authors, hypnotists, singers, designers, marketers, networkers, dog trainers, dentists, cobblers, butchers, bakers, and candlemakers, makeup artists, tailors, dwarfs, Buddhist Monks, one-legged golfers, and Siamese twins (maybe Ben Carson will perform their surgery). Our members are interested in you and what you have to say. This is a community, a platform, a culture, and a megaphone to amplify your voice and catapult your brand. Join us today.

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Sticky Likes is a new American platform brand community and tech startup designed to incorporate the top social media networks.  We are preparing for an early January launch, just in time for 2020, the decade of "Brand Communities."

So what do we do at Sticky Likes? 

We help boost your exposure and visibility by facilitating daily social media engagement! This is the type of engagement that is necessary to leverage the social media algorithms in your favor. This engagement will help your posts reach users you wouldn't normally reach.

As a result of this activity, your exposure will continue to grow and the algorithm will highlight your profile and posts to the billions of people on social media who are currently outside of your network.

Sticky Likes offers a monthly interactive engagement service that helps to boost social media profiles by putting you in front of a growing Brand Community comprised of forward thinkers like you. Welcome to the Sticky Likes Brand Community. 

Whether you need likes, views, subscribers, shares, retweets, comments we have you covered. This is 100% Genuine Authentic Human Activity, No Bots, No Automation, No Scripts!

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Within 24 hours of activating a subscription we share your profile to hundreds of our influencers so that you can start receiving hundreds, and even thousands of likes, guaranteed!

This is real human engagement from an audience of entrepreneurs, go-getters, and business owners from every walk of life and every corner of the globe.

 You will not find a more loyal or supportive community of like-minded professionals who are poised to become your fans, superfine, and even potential clients!

We will start delivering the Sticky Likes products and services on or Before January 4th! We know you're going to love us and we look forward to seeing you in the Sticky Network!

With only thirty minutes a day, you can increase your exposure exponentially, the more time you put in, the faster your tribe will grow.  

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Markethive Profile Page — The Multi-Dimensional Communication Hub

Markethive Profile Page – 
The Multi-Dimensional Communication Hub

Personal Branding For You and Your Business 

 

Profile Page — How Will It Benefit You 

Your public profile page is where you need to start branding yourself. It is a multi-dimensional Communication Hub, Social Networks Hub, Back Links Hub, Bio, and Resume, Images Hub, *Video Hub, Accolades display, your Groups, your Blog lists, and tracking statistics. Friends are all central to your profile. Your profile page is an excellent way to brand yourself and your product or service. 

Note: The *Video Hub is being upgraded. As Google+ has been discontinued we are not able to connect and upload videos from our YouTube account as we were able to previously, so Markethive is in the process of replacing the Youtube interface and will be operational in the very near future. Until then, you can still upload Youtube videos with the embed link provided by Youtube when creating a blog by clicking on the source code in edit settings. 

 

Profile Page Settings

Here is where you upload your photo and your Bio. You can also change the privacy settings. Your profile page link is also displayed here. This is where you should start. Click on the Profile Page Settings tab at the bottom of the menu and it will take you to the page displayed in the image below. 

When there, you click on “Manage” shown at the right of each topic. This will open up the edit settings. 

Biography or Resume Builder 

Your Markethive profile page also has an optional Bio link. This is where you can talk about yourself, your experience and accolades, business or anything you desire to add. This page is not limited which means you can make it as long or as short as you want and include images, links, and videos. Just like the Markethive Blog features it is delivered in both HTML as well as PDF. The Bio is optional and can be set to private invite, friends or public. You can also delete or remove your bio from your Profile Page. Your Bio is found on the menu of your profile page, situated above “Recent Activity”. 

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Recent Activity — That Pays

Recent Activity acts as a timeline and displays the posts that you publish either in the news feed or on your recent activity page. As well as your capture page link found on the referral Program page, the Profile Page with your own link is also your portal to invite others to join and with just 3 referrals, Markethive’s micropayment system activates. That means you are paid to use the platform within Markethive by way of a faucet in Markethive Coin. As MHV is a Consumer Coin the velocity is poised to increase as Markethive enters full launch. 

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Markethive Tracking Feature

Every aspect of Markethive tracks your incoming tracking and reports. This tracking is built into your Profile page, personal blogs, and your capture pages, also WP plugins, giving a virtual full data on all your assets. From the daily activity report, Geographic map of connections, Device type, Bounce rate, referrers, Keywords, and Social Networks traffic. You can view this tracking feature by clicking on Statistics in the menu. 

By Date View Of Statistics

Geographical View Of Statistics

 

Social Networks

Authorize the integration of your other social network accounts and leverage them all from a single, powerful system! You maintain control of everything. With each account you add, you are opening up the features and options available to you through this system. This is an extremely powerful way to streamline and centralize your online marketing with social networking tools! 

Note: These are in the process of being updated and more networks will be added.

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A News Feed Like No Other

Coupled with the Profile Hub, the News Feed being nearly identical to other well-known feeds is easy to use. But unlike the others, we have replaced Likes with Tips, tips that allow you the option to give your friends a small token or coin of appreciation. 

Our collaborative community is encouraged to “Tip” the newcomers (instead of Like — the thumbs up) upon joining Markethive, as a token of appreciation and welcome message. The newcomers are displayed in the newsfeed as soon as they join Markethive in real-time. You see, if you tip someone for any reason, Markethive pays you for tipping them, so you’re never out of pocket. As a free member Tipping is automatically activated at the time of registering. 

Your News Feed is 100% responsive to any device; therefore your device web browser is all that is needed. Saving your phone disk space and assuring you greater security and privacy. 

As far as Search algorithms go, you will be able to determine and orchestrate your algorithms. Not Markethive. You decide who and what you see on your newsfeed. There is no limit to the size of your friends' database. Your newsfeed is completely searchable as well with both your news feed preferences and search criteria covering literally hundreds of variables and options.

 

Conclusion

Markethive has built a system to empower the Entrepreneur, with amazing valuable Inbound Marketing systems integrated within a social network with multiple commerce platforms. All of this on a Blockchain foundation, which above all the other benefits, allows Markethive to pay its members, (regardless if free or upgraded Entrepreneurs) to engage. Just refer 3 people to unlock the micropayment faucet.

We are focused on providing a Universal type of income for aspiring entrepreneurs. We believe sharing our resources with you as you build your business and seek to reach your goals, benefits all of us. 

If you haven’t visited the tutorials yet this previous blog will guide you on how to complete the first steps. Markethive Tutorials — This Is Where It All Starts

We welcome all to our collaborative world of the Entrepreneur, the Markethive, built for you, by you and with you. 

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Deb Williams 

A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

Iran’s President proposes crypto for Muslim nations as an alternative to the US dollar

Quick Take:             (by Jogita  Kgatri)

  • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has proposed creating a cryptocurrency for Muslim countries as an alternative to the US dollar
  • Rouhani said the U.S. has used economic sanctions as the “main tools of domineering hegemony and bullying” of other nations
  • Last month, BRICS nations also proposed creating a cryptocurrency for settling payment transactions between the group 
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has proposed creating a cryptocurrency for use in trade among Muslim countries as an alternative to the US dollar.

The suggestion was put forth by Rouhani at a summit in Malaysia on Thursday, as reported by the Associated Press.  Rouhani believes that the Muslim world should design measures "to save themselves from the domination of the United States dollar and the American financial regime."

The US has imposed several economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran since 1979. Rouhani said the U.S. has used economic sanctions as the “main tools of domineering hegemony and bullying" of other nations.

Leaders from Turkey, Qatar and Malaysia were also present at the summit. Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Bin Mohamad, concurred with Rouhani’s proposal, saying: “It looks like sometimes when we use the US dollar, there are sanctions that can curb economic development. We can use our own currencies or have a common currency."

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the other hand, said that Muslim countries should focus on Islamic financing. He also suggested creating a working group to set out details.

Last month, BRICS, a group of five major emerging nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — also proposed creating a cryptocurrency for settling payment transactions between the countries. Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said at the time that the share of the US dollar in foreign trade settlements has fallen from 92% to 50% in the last five years.

 

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to leverage your system. Your free Markethive system is a market network, like a social network, but with powerful inbound marketing tools integrated into the system. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, we have also delivered to you “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, and more. Plus, we are built on the Blockchain which allows Airdrops of 500 Markethive Coin (MHV) upon joining and micropayments for using the tools mentioned above. This is all free to you.

The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job to Start a Business

As the world becomes more digitized and access to the internet is something we all enjoy, more and more of us want to quit our day jobs to start our own businesses. The word "entrepreneur" is thrown around a lot these days, with many people seeing it as a means to enjoy a whole new level of professional, financial and personal freedom.

Related: 9 Signs You Should (Maybe) Quit Your Job Now

It is not difficult to see why, either. Having the ability do what you love, when you want and on your own terms is certainly attractive, especially when you could potentially build it into a sizeable income. Don't be too quick, however, to abandon your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. Many of today's best-known entrepreneurs consider doing so to be reckless and unnecessary.

"Entrepreneurs" are rarely the modern-day maverick who suddenly decide one day to quit their jobs and pursue their dreams. After all, quitting a job to pursue business is risky, especially without having a safety net in place. In fact, the majority of people who decide to start an online business will fail within the first year.

Further, there is far more involved in transitioning from being an employee of others to becoming your own boss than you may realize. Changing your mindset from that of an employee to an entrepreneur is a major key to successfully bridging that divide. If you operate with the mindset of an employee — a person who is used to working for others and being paid by them — you will almost certainly fail. When you work for others, you do what they tell you to do. As an entrepreneur, you decide what the next best step is, and you execute that step in your day-to-day actions. The latter requires both a significant mindset shift and major discipline.

Related: 3 Ways to Avoid a Nasty Breakup When Quitting Your Job

At the same time, in our rapidly changing economy, you would almost be doing yourself a disservice not to start a business. But, how can you do so while working full-time?

Take the "hybrid path" to entrepreneurship.

If you're willing to sacrifice much of your free time now to reap the rewards later, you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Often called the "hybrid path" to entrepreneurship, many successful entrepreneurs started their business while still being employed full-time.

Research has shown that those who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses were 33 percent more likely to be successful than their risk-taking counterparts. Leveraging your full-time job in the early days of your business, allows you to build on firmer financial ground, increasing the likelihood that your enterprise will last and thrive through the initial stages. In addition, being entrepreneurial within your existing job allows you to build the necessary skills and traits you will need as you transition from your employee to entrepreneurial role.

Being impatient and chasing short-term gratification by quitting your job and going all-in, is risky and often ill-advised. Building slowly and steadily for the long-term is often the wisest course of action.

Related: 10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

Today, it's more important than ever to start a business.

Still, with all that being said, the time couldn't be more right to start your own business and become self-sufficient. Unlike in years past, having a job no longer guarantees financial security.

Rapid developments in technology and the ever-increasing digitization of our world puts creative and business-building tools in the hands of everyone. Whether you have skills to market or a great idea for a product, you too could be the next Bill Gates or Elon Musk.

Even if you set your sights a little lower, consider what skills you have that others would gladly pay you for. Figure out what you can charge per client, and how many clients you would need to completely replace your income. Unless you're already earning seven figures, you'll soon realize that the numbers are not that daunting.

I was able to build my first business through affiliate marketing With affiliate marketing, you don't have to create your own product. Rather, you earn a commission by promoting other people's products.

Related: Not Every Entrepreneur Thinks You Should Quit Your Job

Though the thought of running your own business, spending your days working on something you're passionate about, and choosing how and where you spend your time is enticing, realize there are days if not years of sleepless nights, cash flow shortfalls and mindset hurdles between you and your destination.

By building your business while working full- or part-time, you will have the cash flow in the short term to get your enterprise off the ground. Once your business begins bringing in an income which rivals that of your day job, then and only then should you consider whether to pursue it full-time.

Building a business is not for the faint of heart. But, if you're willing to work crazy hours, delay gratification and learn from your failures, you can build both a business and life like few others. After all, "Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream."

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to leverage your system. Your free Markethive system is a market network, like a social network, but with powerful inbound marketing tools integrated into the system. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, we have also delivered to you “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, and more. Plus, we are built on the Blockchain which allows Airdrops of 500 Markethive Coin (MHV) upon joining and micropayments for using the tools mentioned above. This is all free to you.

The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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5 Big Reasons Why Crypto Needs You — If You’re a Woman That Is

"You don’t belong. 

You aren’t good enough. 

You don’t have what it takes." 

You may say these statements to yourself or, worse, you may even hear them (usually indirectly) at work. Such comments and the fears and anxiety they create may contribute to keeping you and other women from involvement in the financial sector, specifically in the hot new arena of cryptocurrency.

Related: 9 Blockchain Influencers for You to Follow — Who All Happen to Be Female

The truth is, however, that crypto needs women. In fact, the cryptocurrency space offers great potential for the future. But, without women, this field may struggle. According to Coin.dance, the level of community engagement (as of this month) in just one crytocurrency, Bitcoin, is 91.22 percent men, and only 8.78 percent women.

So, what's happened to all the women? Our gender is sometimes hesitant because we're told we're not needed; we're asked to make a coffee run; we're directed to bring water to the conference room. Such comments and requests affect our self-confidence. Instead, we need to know that we are needed in the cryptocurrency space and have important roles to play.

How do we make that happen? Here are five things women in crypto need to know:

1. Crypto needs women’s communication skills.

Women often excel in communication, with strengths in reading body language, listening, and displaying empathy. And, typically, women have the edge in collaborative environments where listening skills, inclusive body language and empathy are more highly valued.

Communication is vital to keeping companies afloat. Businesses need people on their team to effectively relay messages and concepts to other team members, as well as to the public. If a business has an amazing product but cannot manage to market it to the public, the company will not succeed. And, in terms of the business team itself: How much can the team realistically accomplish if expectations are not clearly defined and executed?

Related: 8 Influential Women Making Headlines in Blockchain

The takeaway: Cryptocurrency can be confusing if it’s not explained well. Women, you can change that! You have the natural ability to present crypto information in a way that the public can connect with and understand. So, dive in!

2. Crypto needs women’s community-building skills.

Community is a core concept in the cryptocurrency space, especially when businesses start out or are in the stages of an ICO (initial coin iffering). ICOs are initiated when a group decides to start a cryptocurrency business and develop a product or service in the space, selling coins or tokens to raise funds for specific projects. These coins or tokens are made to serve a function in the proposed project.

Without community, cryptocurrency businesses have no supporters. And that's bad, because supporters provide financial backing, helping projects move from idea to reality. The most widely known cryptocurrency, of course, is Bitcoin. And a major reason for Bitcoin’s success has been due to the community of people who believe in Bitcoin and its technology.

Without that community, Bitcoin would fade and its revolutionary technology be forgotten and lost.

 

 

The takeaway: Women are natural community builders. Established author and marketer Martha Barletta has said, “When men communicate, they’re concerned with conveying information and establishing status. When women communicate, they’re concerned with conveying information and building connections.” While conveying information is important, building connections is vital to communities.

3. Crypto can benefit from women’s social media talent.

Women are known for using communication and community to make an impact, especially on social media. Bridget Brennan, in an article titled "When It Comes To Marketing, Women Are the Original Social Network,", wrote that it’s common for women to discuss online the products and services they purchase. She also said that emotions inspire actions, and that these actions impact industries.

The takeaway: Women are effective at discussion and emotion because they have an innate natural focus on connection and relation, which, according to Brennan, ultimately leads to growing communities and industries.

4. Women are already making a splash in crypto.

Even though crypto is male dominated, some women are involved and using their talents to further open up the space. Maria Prusakova, for instance, is a lawyer and former Russian Olympian. She’s also the co-founder of Crypto PR Lab. She is a woman entrepreneur who is using her public relations talents  and experience to grow the crypto space.

I had the opportunity to ask Prusakova for her insights on how to get more women involved in crypto, considering that they already have a lot to offer in the industry:

[My question] What are some ways to get more women involved in crypto?

How can we help women feel welcome in the crypto space?

 

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“The successes of crypto’s leading women are more than worthy of celebration," Prusakova said. "As a cohesive unit, the crypto community should continue working to raise awareness about the achievements of female founders. From television interviews to printed editorials to becoming a startup mentor, there are numerous opportunities for the crypto community to give female founders more exposure, and create a more inclusive environment for all." 

The takeaway: 'A sustained growth in exposure," Prusakova added, "will create a flywheel effect that’ll motivate more women to explore blockchain technology, work in the industry and get recognized for their achievements — all the while perpetuating more of the same great results in the years to come.”

5. Without women, there is no balance.

Like anything, balance is often the best approach, and the concept covers the importance of creating a male/female ratio in cryptocurrency that's as close as possible to 50/50.

Related: A Fresh Look at a Long-Standing Problem: Using Blockchain to Achieve Gender Equity

The takeaway: Bringing more women into crypto will balance the gender ratio we need, giving the industry the best of both worlds: the talents of men and women, alike — and equal.

Own A Piece Of Markethive — Lifetime Income Opportunity
Markethive, the first Social/Market Network built on the Blockchain, introduces The Entrepreneur Program

Click here, Markethive is Completely Free To Join

The Entrepreneur program is designed to leverage your system. Your free Markethive system is a market network, like a social network, but with powerful inbound marketing tools integrated into the system. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, we have also delivered to you “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, and more. Plus, we are built on the Blockchain which allows Airdrops of 500 Markethive Coin (MHV) upon joining and micropayments for using the tools mentioned above. This is all free to you.

The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

 

Pick and choose your social networks.

In fact, often times it may be best not to be on certain social networks, perhaps because of the time it takes to do social right or because your customer personas don’t fit with a particular network. When you’re choosing which social networks to be involved with, it’s okay to be picky. 

The next step is making an educated decision on which social networks to choose. There are a big number of factors that could weigh a decision for you, and I’ve done my best to collect them here in this post. From demographics to research and a whole lot else in between, here is what I’ve found to help you choose your social networks.

Choosing the right social network for your business may not be as easy as one may initially think. Sure, you can start by creating accounts for your company on all the top social networks out there, but who will manage them?

Being present on all the leading social media platforms is not a bad thing if you’re sure that you have a social media manager to take charge and to handle your brand’s online presence. However, if you’re just starting off, you should limit yourself to the key social networks relevant to your business.

Even if you’re a big company, you will always have a stronger focus on some platforms as opposed to others, depending on where your clients and potential clients can be found.

How do I start finding the right social network?

Everything begins with research. Try to see the metrics for each social network. What do their demographics look like? Who are the people present on their platform? What do they like to do? Where do they live? How much time do they spend online?

All these questions will offer you the much-needed answers in developing your social media strategy. Not only that, but they will point to a clear direction on what social network hosts your key audience.

What are the top social networks to take into consideration?

At first, you will need to start with the top 4 titans of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Sure, YouTube is right up there with these four, but it’s focused strictly on video content, making the platform usable for niche categories of business, mostly in the creative fields.

Facebook is all focused on building long-term relationships with your audience and requires a lot of time put into digital communication efforts. Be sure to constantly engage with your audience, because the social network’s algorithms will easily mark you as less relevant if your fans and followers don’t interact with your updates.

Twitter is very important if you want to communicate short, straight to the point updates, likes breaking news, or if you want to live stream events (this is where Youtube is also highly recommended!). Twitter allows you to post fast updates before offering more generous content on your blog and other social networks. It’s a good place to keep your audience informed in real-time, before you start giving them more details.

LinkedIn is the way to go, especially if you’re thinking of having a more B@B (business 2 business) approach for your company. It’s the easiest place to target people based on their profession and their industry. It’s easy to stay connected with top players in your field, and also a good place to keep an eye on your competition. Don’t count this social network out.

Instagram & YouTube are niche platforms focused on visual content. This can really bring a lot of attention to your brand, because they’re the fastest-growing social networks online. If you’re planning on choosing to work with visuals, which is highly recommended, be sure to choose high-quality images and videos. This will make your company stand out from the crowd. Try to avoid generic stock photos and videos, because most users can spot them a mile away.

What to do after you have chosen the most suitable social network?

No matter the social network you decided to choose for your company, one thing’s certain – Be consistent, be constant! It’s always recommended to constantly update your social networks, because otherwise, you’ll give the impression that your brand is fading away.

Keep things interesting with fresh content whenever you post and don’t forget to engage with your audience.

Questions and Answers about how to choose the right social network for your business.

What are the top social networks to take into consideration?

At first, you will need to start with the top 4 titans of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Sure, YouTube is right up there with these four, but it’s focused strictly on video content, making the platform usable for niche categories of business, mostly in the creative fields.

How to grow my network on Social Media?

The best way to grow your network on social media is to post frequently, with high quality content for your followers and for people that will find your content online. By using correct hashtags will spread your content further, and by responding to comments on your posts is another great way to gain more followers. If people see that you are active and knowledgeable in your industry they will naturally follow you and your network will grow.

Social networks, ranked by monthly active users:

  1. Facebook: 2,44 Billion
  2. Google+: 3,8 Billion 
  3. Twitter: 68 million
  4. Instagram: 200 million
  5. LinkedIn: 630 million
  6. Pinterest: 300 million

How many people use Twitter?

In the first quarter of 2019, the number of monthly active U.S. Twitter users amounted to 68 million, an increase from 66 million in the previous period. In recent times, Twitter's user growth has been not endeared the company to its investors — the growth compared to the previous quarter only amounted to three percent and has hovered in the low single digits since 2017 as the company continues to struggle to attract and retain users.

16 LinkedIn Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2019

What is LinkedIn worth to your business, and what are the LinkedIn statistics that will help you perfect your marketing strategy on the platform? ?

LinkedIn is unique among the major social media players because it has a very specific user base. That is, educated and affluent people who are already in a professional headspace and actively looking for solutions.

If your brand is yearning for a calm, focused alternative to the oversaturation and vitriol of 2019’s social media landscape, then LinkedIn gets even more attractive.

Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes singled out the platform’s continued rise as one of his top trends for 2019.

LinkedIn user statistics

1. Two professionals join LinkedIn every second

Even before 2016, LinkedIn’s growth was reliable:

2.2. 155 million Americans workers have Linkedin profiles.illion American workers have LinkedIn profiles

America has the highest number of LinkedIn users.

The remaining 70 percent of users live in 200 other countries and territories around the world. And users can engage the platform in 24 different languages.

3. 50% of Americans with a collage degree us Linkedin

4. 45% of Linkedin users are in upper management.

LinkedIn usage statistics.

5. 57% of Linkedin use is on mobile.

6. 3.5 million Americans jobs are posted on Linkedin every Month.

Linkedin Demographics

Linkedin Content Marketing

  • LinkedIn is the #1 channel B2B marketers use to distribute content at 94%.
  • Of 500 million users, just 3 million users share content weekly.
  • LinkedIn makes up more than 50% of all social traffic to B2B websites & blogs.
  • 91% of marketing executives list LinkedIn as the top place to find quality content.
  • 92% of B2B marketers include LinkedIn in their digital marketing mix.

Twitter statistics.

Twitter is still an important social platform for advertisers and immediate customer service. So you should still keep a close eye on the essential social media statistics specific to this platform.

  1. 88% of social advertisers use it. This makes it even more popular than Instagram.
  2. The platform earned a total of $665 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2018–a 21% increase year over year.
  3. $575 million of this total revenue came from ads. That’s another 21% increase.
  4. Videos accounted for more than half of this ad revenue.
  5. Between May and June of 2018, Twitter suspended more than 70 million fake and suspicious profiles. This may have caused a drop in the total count of users, but also served as a move to increase the authenticity of the content on the platform and build user trust.
  6. There are currently 326 million monthly active users on the platform.
  7. Twitter users send out 500 million tweets per day.

Instagram statistics

Instagram has been experiencing a rapid and steady growth in the number of monthly active users. The platform has also undergone plenty of changes in terms of features and interface. One of the most significant changes was the introduction of IGTV, which enables users to share long-form video content with their followers.

Marketers need to be prepared with updated social media stats specific to Instagram if they want to stay ahead of the curve in 2019. Here are some stats to know for the platform:

  1. The number of monthly active Instagram users has grown to 1 billion according to the latest social media statistics.
  2. Instagram continues to attract a younger audience with 72% of teens saying that they use the platform. This is an impressive increase from 2015 when 52% of teens said that they used the platform.
  3. Since 2016, there’s also been a 7% increase in the number of US adults who use the platform with 35% of them currently using it.
  4. Even in terms of engagement, Instagram is ahead of Facebook with a median engagement rate of 1.60% per post for brands.
  5. But among marketers, Instagram still takes second place to Facebook with 83% of them using the platform.
  6. In spite of this, the ad spending on Instagram is 23% higher than on Facebook according to an internal analysis by Merkle.
  7. The platform is getting tons of activity with users uploading more than 100 million photos and videos on a daily basis.
  8. 2 billion Likes occur on the platform every day.
  9. Wednesday is the best day to post on Instagram for brands across all verticals.
  10. Instagram Profiles saw a follower growth rate of 17-33% during 2018.
  11. Videos get 21.2% more interactions compared to images and 18.6% more interactions compared to carousels.

Social media advertising statistics

With changes in social media algorithms, it has become a lot more challenging for brands to earn organic engagement. Now paid social media advertising has become a necessity for brands that want visibility and results. Check out these social media statistics for your social media advertising efforts in 2019:

  1. Social networks are the biggest source of inspiration for consumer purchases with 37% of consumers finding purchase inspiration through the channel.

  1. Social media advertising spend in the US is expected to reach $18.4 billion in 2019.
  2. Emarketer estimated that the ad spending on social video in the US increased by 38.1% during 2018, reaching $7.85 billion.
  3. Facebook controlled 84.9% of this social video ad growth.
  4. Social media is the most relevant advertising channel for 50% of Gen Z and 42% of millennials.
  5. 57% of millennials feel that ads are becoming more relevant.
  6. 45% of Gen Z and 41% of Gen X-ers feel the same, while only 27% of Baby Boomers feel this way.
  7. Non-customers are three times more likely than customers to visit retailers from social media ads.
  8. 50% of consumers said that seeing user-generated content would increase their chances of buying products through a brand’s social media.
  9. 49% said that easy payment systems (like Amazon Pay) would increase their chances of buying through social media.

Social media engagement statistics

Social media bridges the gap between consumers and brands by providing them with a platform to engage with each other. Brands need to make the most of this and create opportunities for interaction and connection. Otherwise, they could end up losing potential customers.

High social media engagement rates will also improve other aspects of a brand’s performance. Keeping an eye on social media statistics regarding consumer preferences and engagement trends is a great way for brands to refine their engagement efforts. The Sprout Index cited earlier highlighted some important stats on social media engagement. Let’s take a look:

  1. 80% of social marketers said that their key strategy is to increase engagement across social channels.
  2. Posts with links to more information are the most preferred type of content on social media. 30% of consumers said that it’s the content they like to see most from brands on social. 18% preferred graphics and images, while 17% would like to see produced video.
  3. 61% of social marketers prioritize social media posts that teach. 58% focus on telling a story and 53% focus on posts that inspire.
  4. This shows that there’s a huge misalignment with what consumers actually prefer. 73% of consumers want to see posts about discounts and sales. 60% want to see posts that showcase new products and services. 59% want to see posts that teach something.
  5. 58% of consumers prefer visual-first content, with their main preferences being graphics and images and produced video.
  6. 74% of consumers share video content from brands on social media.
  7. Consumers are equally likely to share and engage with inspirational posts from brands.
  8. For 45% of consumers, social media is one of the first channels they go to in case they have any questions or issues.
  9. In fact, 21% of consumers would rather message a brand on social media instead of calling up customer service.
  10. 88% of social marketers said that it’s important for their brands to provide customer service through social media.

62. The most common reason why consumers reach out to brands on social media is because they have a question. 57% of consumers reported doing this.

63. The second most common reason is to have an issue with a product or service resolved. 45% of consumers have done this.

64. A fair amount of people (34%) also reach out to brands on social media so they can commend them on their products or services. Brands should use all of these instances as an opportunity to build relationships.

65. 21% of consumers are more likely to buy from brands that they can reach on social media.

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Reasons Why You Should Work from Home

Starting a full or part-time home business is a major decision that requires research and planning that can seem daunting. But before you put off or dismiss doing it, consider these reasons why you should work at home.

1. Control Over Your Schedule

Being in charge of your day is one of the biggest benefits of working from home. You can set and customize your work hours to meet the needs of your life. Do you wish you could take a power nap in the middle of the day? You can as a home business owner. Do you do your best work late at night? You can schedule your work time then.

However, this freedom can also bring with it distracting temptations and the risk of procrastinating on work-related tasks. You'll want to make sure you have the right entrepreneurial traits and a good daily organizational plan to handle this new responsibility.

 

2. More Time for Personal Pursuits

If you feel like your job is taking up too much time, having a home business could be the solution. Having a flexible schedule means you can make time for your kids and family, if you have them, or pursue other personal interests. If you want to homeschool while running your business, you can.

However, achieving work/life balance does take some planning and time management. In some cases, you may still need to arrange for child care. 

 

3. Make Money Doing Something You Love

One of the best aspects of starting a home business is being able to turn a hobby or a passion into income. In fact, you're more likely to achieve success if you focus on pursuing your passion for profits when starting a home business.

4. No More Commuting

Working outside the home not only takes a lot of time, especially if you have a long commute, but also job-related travel expenses. Americans spend an average of $386 per month on gas. Cutting down on a daily commute would put some of that money back in your pocket. Other expenses many don't consider are tolls, wear and tear on the car, and more frequent tune-ups.

 

5. Control Over Income

Many people choose not to start a business because they worry about making a consistent, livable income. While the potential ebb and flow nature of running a home business is something you need to consider, the reality is that a home business can allow you to earn what you're worth.

As a home business owner, you set your own income goals, as well as your own product or service prices. As long as you do the work that needs to be done, such as drumming up new customers and marketing your business, you're likely to make a profit. 
 

6. Tax Benefits

A big perk of working for yourself is the tax advantages not given to employees. You can write off equipment, supplies, services, and even a portion of your home or car if it's appropriate.

 

Further, when you have a home business, you can deduct your expenses first and pay taxes on net income. With that said, it's important to learn about home business deductions to ensure you're following proper tax laws. Ideally, you should consult a tax expert.

8. No Boss

A home business is ideal for someone who doesn't like to be told what to do. You can do the work in the way you feel is best. Further, home business owners don't have to feel guilty for showing up late (unless of course, it's to an appointment). There's no having to ask for time off or calling in sick. There's no one looking over your shoulder to make sure you're working.

 

9. More Opportunity for Growth

Too often, employees end up feeling stuck in their jobs. In a home business, even if your day-to-day tasks are relatively similar, there are so many opportunities to mix things up more. You can work from a different location. You can change your schedule or the order of the tasks you have to do.

 

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A Few Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS Social Media Marketing

Did you know that 90% of all marketers say social media marketing has increased their business exposure?

Or that 66% of marketers that spend at least 6 hours on social per week have seen more leads? No matter what you sell and who you sell it to, using social media as a marketing tool can help you grow your brand and pad your wallet.

 

In your tweet and Facebook post sharing your new content, be sure to tag the experts you quoted so they see it pop up in their notifications.

Doing so makes it far more likely your source will share or retweet the link to their thousands (or tens of thousands) of followers, which drives traffic back to your website. It’s a win-win all around.

Social Media Is THE BEST Tool to Connect with (& Learn From!) Consumers & Industry Leaders

18 Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS Social Media Marketing

4. Social media marketing helps you understand your audience.

Part of what makes social channels like Twitter and Instagram effective marketing tools is the interaction you have with your customer base. By reading their tweets and status updates, you’ll gain insights into their daily lives and consumer behaviors, and answer questions such as:

  • What products are they buying and why?
  • What hobbies do they have?
  • What kinds of posts do they love to share?
  • What websites do they visit?

These insights have obvious marketing benefits. When you understand your customers, you can write better content and more compelling posts, which leads to more traffic. But the benefits can sometimes go far beyond marketing, helping you identify customer pain points, improve sales conversions and even refine your product strategy.

5. An active social media presence builds relationships with your audience.

Consumers see Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as social networks, not marketing machines.

That can be a challenge when you’re first developing your social media marketing strategy. A lot of companies instinctively take a hard sell approach, inundating their followers with discount offer codes, new product announcements and customer reviews. Then, when the account only brings in modest traffic gains, they assume social just isn’t a good fit for their brand.

But customers don’t want to be pitched to — they want authentic engagement.

When you stop seeing social as a way to pitch your customers and start seeing it as a way to connect with them, it can transform your brand. You help customers by answering their questions, entertaining and informing them with relevant content and even forming bonds over shared interests.

In #SMM, remember that customers don’t want to be pitched to — they want authentic engagement.

You’ll build connections with industry leaders and influencers, providing great stories for reporters, top notch products for promoters and interesting topics for experts to share with their followers. Over time, you’ll become more than a brand — you’ll become a part of a community.

And that comes with serious ROI. If you’re following social media marketing best practices, you’ll get a ton of exposure. That exposure brings in new leads. Over time, those leads become followers, followers become customers and customers become dedicated brand promoters, continuing the cycle.

6. Social media ads allow targeting and retargeting.

Why advertise on social media?

Because social media platforms offer highly targeted ads, which can be customized around your customers’ needs. Facebook ads, for example, can target customers by factors like age, location, education level, industry and even user behavior — e.g. the pages a user has liked. Using an ads management tool like HubSpot will give you even more insights into your ad campaigns. Connecting your ads to a CRM will allow you to see exactly which ads are turning prospects into customers.

Pro Tip: Install a Facebook pixel on your website to track how your ads affect customer behavior, and retarget your ads accordingly. Over time, Facebook will learn which users are more likely to click your link or buy a product, delivering your ads to the people most likely to convert into solid leads and sales.

 

7. Social media can help you get noticed at events and earn media coverage.

Whatever metric you use to measure the success of an event, it will always demand effective promotion. And that promotion always benefits from an active social media presence.

  • Measuring signups for a new expert webinar series? Facebook and LinkedIn will help spread the word.
  • Working to maximize donations at a charity fundraiser? Good social targeting will help you reach the big donors.
  • Attending a trade show to collect high-quality leads? A mature social media strategy will enable you to leverage influencers to amplify your message and bring attendees to your booth.

Brand Image Thrives on Social Media Marketing

8. Social media is key to customer service

Quick customer response time isn’t optional anymore. If there’s a problem with your product or service, your customers expect you to solve it right away.

Few companies are meeting those expectations.

A Sprout Social study found that customers want responses to social media companies within four hours, yet the average response time is 10 hours.

A @SproutSocial study found that customers want #socialmedia responses within 4 hours, but average response time is 10 hours. #SMM

This isn’t just a minor irritation for your customers — it directly affects your profits. A Twitter study showed that customers are willing to pay almost $20 more for future tickets when airlines respond to their tweets within 6 minutes.

And that isn’t just an isolated data point, either. Study after study has shown that consumers reward companies that respond to customer requests and complaints. A strong and engaged social media marketing presence will help you keep customers happy, and keep your public image positive.

9. A strong social media presence builds brand loyalty.

A report published by Texas Tech University found that brands with active social media profiles have more loyal customers.

It’s easy to understand why: when you’re engaging the public on social media, you’re building connection and rapport. You’re taking the time to provide your followers with useful information, help and entertainment, without asking for anything in return.

That shows customers you value them, not just as a source of revenue, but as people. Customers will begin to see you as an entity that cares about them, and has values, personality and vision. And in a competitive market, that can make a huge difference.

10. Social media is the perfect addition to your PR strategy.

Press releases are an important part of any marketing strategy, especially when you’re launching a new product or making a huge change in your company, but most people get the distribution part terribly wrong. If what you’re accustomed to is writing a press release and sending it out on PRWeb, you’re wasting your money.

Traditional press release distribution services are incredibly overrated.

Social media, on the other hand, provides you with a space where you can reach your target audience in a more personal, conversational way. And if your customers have questions, they can ask you right then and there.

The Right Social Media Marketing Strategy Can Help You Slay the Competition

11. Your competition is already social.

The crowded world of social media branding can feel very intimidating. Most brands have at least a token social media presence, and in some industries, multiple channels is the norm. For example, 91% of retail brands are using at least two social media platforms. So, what hope do you have of getting your brand noticed on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?

It’s a lot easier than you think, because most brands aren’t doing it right.

Bigger brands may have sophisticated social media presences, but SMEs rarely do.

They start a few social media channels because it’s cheap, and it’s what everyone else does. Without investing in social media strategy, however, they rarely make a big impact. They post irregularly, rarely engage with followers and don’t develop a sophisticated voice. Social media remains essentially just a way for them to throw ads at customers now and then. And when that strategy doesn’t yield results, they put even less effort into it.

The truth is, posting to social media because you think you’re supposed to post will get you nowhere.

You’re better off with one really good social media channel than your competitor is with four semi-abandoned ones. If you take the time to develop your voice and strategy, post regularly and respond to messages and comments promptly, you can build a following your lazy competitors can’t possibly match — even if they’ve been on social for years longer than you have.

12. The social media marketing arena is a (fairly) level playing field.

Everyone can start a social media account for free, and most SMEs can dedicate either the time to maintain a social media channel, or the budget to outsource social media marketing.

Big brands do have some obvious advantages: better name recognition, bigger budgets that let them put together slick posts across multiple channels, and (in general) more influencers who already want to engage with their brand.

But SMEs have one big built-in social media advantage most big brands don’t: authenticity.

If you’re an entrepreneur with an inspiring story, a local company with ties to your community or an underground brand offering something new and exciting to early adopters, that can resonate with consumers — even if you don’t have a massive ad budget.

Ultimately, you don’t have to beat all your competitors at their own game to win on social media. You just need to find a way to connect with your own market in a way that builds your own brand. If you’ve got a good team and a strong brand voice, backed up by a solid product, that’s something you can do.

13. When it comes to newsjacking, social media is king.

In our media-saturated culture, it’s hard to tell when fate will throw a great opportunity at your brand. Sometimes your brand gets mentioned on a cable TV show, or tweeted about by an influencer. Other times, there’s a news story, meme, or pop-culture phenomenon that fits perfectly with your branding.

If you can jump in and engage with the story while everyone is paying attention, it can lead to viral posts, traffic boosts, press coverage and greater visibility for your brand. This strategy, known as newsjacking, works best if you get your voice out there while it’s still breaking news. If you join in too late, you’ll just look like another company trying to ride the trend.

To be one of the first voices out there, you need an active social media team.

Not only will that enable you to track and react quickly to current events, it will also ensure your message gets out, so that reporters, influencers and followers see your take while the story is still hot.

The Importance of Social Media Marketing for Sales and ROI

14. Social media marketing will get you more sales.

So, why is social media marketing important for your business?

Because it will get you more sales. Period.

Did you know that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired customers through Facebook? Or that 84% of CEOs and VPs say they use social media to help make purchasing decisions?

Not surprisingly, when you stay in front of your customer base, they’re more likely to buy from you when they need the products you sell, but social media marketing does far more than increase brand presence. You can influence customer buying decisions at multiple points along the sales funnel, from amplifying the reach of white papers and blogs targeting top of funnel, to answering customer questions and addressing pain points, to incentivizing buyers with coupon codes. We even think it’s crucial for real estate agents to get on social media — and stay active!

15. You can find potential customers who don’t already know your brand.

Social media marketing enables you to search out customers looking for information related to your product — even if they aren’t familiar with your company.

For example, on Twitter, you can use Hootsuite to set up streams, following specific keywords related to your industry or products. When you spot people tweeting about those products, you can direct them to your site, or explain how your product can address their needs.

This strategy can also be valuable for customers who tweet about your brand, but may not be familiar with a new product or use case. By reaching out to them with new information, you can not only influence a sales decision, but also show customers how your brand is growing to better meet their needs.

16. Social media marketing establishes you as an authority in your industry.

From joining Facebook groups to answering Quora questions, social media provides ample opportunities to demonstrate your expertise.

By answering questions, giving advice and sharing relevant information, you can show your leadership.

If you use this strategy regularly, it can greatly increase your brand’s reach. Your answers to common questions will come up in Google search, as well as in particular social channels. Other users will start to retweet or share to your posts or refer friends and colleagues to your social media team when they have questions. And new leads, impressed with your helpful information, will be more likely to visit your site and purchase your products.

All without ever asking anyone to buy!

You Can’t Beat the Price (or ROI) of Social Media

17. The ROI on social media ads is unbeatable.

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By boosting the right social media posts, you can bring in a lot of traffic at a fraction of the cost of targeted Google ads.

As of 2018, the average Google AdWords cost per click varied from $1.20 for travel and tourism, to $5.27 for education and employment. Depending on the keyword targeted, you can end up paying $50 or more for a single click. Cost per acquisition — the amount of money businesses spend on ads to acquire a single customer — varies even more, from less than $20, to over $200 for the legal industry.

Just take a look at some of the most expensive AdWords keywords:
  • “Divorce attorney” costs $31 per click
  • “Cloud computing” costs $72 per click
  • “Solar installation” costs $11 per click
  • “Car insurance brokers” costs $21 per click
  • “Press release distribution” costs $29 per click

With boosted posts, you have a lot more control over when your message gets amplified, which means you can spend your advertising budget more strategically by focusing on the posts that matter most to your audience.

Through targeted boosted posts, we’ve been able to send traffic via Facebook and Pinterest for as little as $0.12 per click. At the low end, that’s ten times more traffic per dollar than you get from AdWords

18. Social media marketing is fun!

Hosting a Twitter chat to celebrate a new product launch, getting your geek on while you A/B test Facebook ads, or sharing pop-culture polls for your followers to weigh in on doesn’t just build your audience — it also gives you a chance to interact with your audience, express yourself and show what your brand is about.

With all the work that goes into marketing and growing your business, getting a chance to build real connections with customers is incredibly rewarding. And when that one perfect tweet goes viral, or that Q&A session brings in a big traffic boost, you’ll feel like a rockstar!

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No marketing tool or technique plays a bigger role in influencing your brand perception than social media. Regularly interacting with followers, journalists, thought leaders and taste-makers can increase your profile, improve your public image and give your brand the sales it deserves.

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The Entrepreneur program is designed to leverage your system. Your free Markethive system is a market network, like a social network, but with powerful inbound marketing tools integrated into the system. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, we have also delivered to you “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, and more. Plus, we are built on the Blockchain which allows Airdrops of 500 Markethive Coin (MHV) upon joining and micropayments for using the tools mentioned above. This is all free to you.

The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.18. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

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Own A Piece Of Markethive Lifetime Income Opportunity

Own A Piece Of Markethive — Lifetime Income Opportunity
Markethive, the first Social/Market Network built on the Blockchain, introduces The Entrepreneur Program

The Entrepreneur program is designed to leverage your system. Your free Markethive system is a market network, like a social network, but with powerful inbound marketing tools integrated into the system. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, we have also delivered to you “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, and more. Plus, we are built on the Blockchain which allows Airdrops of 500 Markethive Coin (MHV) upon joining and micropayments for using the tools mentioned above. This is all free to you.

The Entrepreneur program is designed to add gold plating to an already stellar and unbelievably valuable system you receive for free.

The Markethive Coin — MHV Consumer Coin
Notably, MHV was listed on the first of many exchanges, including its own exchange [in development] in March in 2019 and is currently valued at $0.16. The Markethive coin will not be dependent upon speculative value as is the case with other cryptocurrencies and platforms, thereby creating eternal economic velocity in the entrepreneur ecosystem within Markethive.

Click here, Markethive is Completely Free To Join

The Consumer coin, MHV, is being utilized within the Markethive exchange by way of airdrops and the faucet system which rewards associates using the platform, so the coin is used within the commerce of the system thus creating the velocity. The Revenue is a vehicle that is used to buy the Markethive coin back in the free market so it can be redistributed into the economic vortex of the system. This is a fundamental difference to the other systems currently out there today

The Next Level
First, we begin with the AIRDROP. That means you receive a 100% Matching Airdrop bonus on all referrals from you so you build quality leads, not just friends. You are also included in the Markethive’s Advertising Co-op and receive new associates via the ad campaigns and traffic sponsored by Markethive. So if you struggle with recruiting friends and traffic, then just sit back and let us work for you.

Friends or Associates
As a free member by referring 3 people you activate the Markethive faucet or micropayment system and all free referrers are immediately made friends, just like Facebook does. Access to friends is limited to internal messaging and posting on their profile newsfeed (according to their settings) just like Facebook.

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As an Entrepreneur upgrade and when your traffic signs up through you, they become nurtured leads we call “Associates.” This gives you access to all their data, verified cell phone, email, GEOlocation and the list and links to all the Social networks they share in Markethive.

Traffic Portals And Banner Program
You also share in our Traffic Portals, the traffic they produce, the revenue and the leads. Markethive’s many traffic portals include our Exchange, our Web Builder, our Commerce System, and our News Release sites. And we plan on releasing more on an ongoing basis. This one feature can produce for you a lifetime of success. We refer to them as money machines and share their success with you.

You receive the exclusive Banner Program to publish three sizes optional banners within the Markethive dashboard and all the traffic portals. This means you get unlimited Banner advertisements in all of our traffic portals and Internet properties. This offer is incredibly valuable. Markethive properties are already receiving significant traffic and as we grow, that traffic is exclusively yours as an Entrepreneur upgrade.

Entrepreneur Profile Page
All subscribers have a profile page, but upgrading to Entrepreneur turns your Profile page into a capture page. When any traffic decides to subscribe to Markethive through your profile page or any of your Markethive blogs, they become an “Associate” (a highly qualified and nurtured lead)

It essentially turns your Profile Page into a lead funnel acquiring the best quality leads on the Internet. With full data, their social networks verified phone, and text verified email and a contact management system that tracks data, stores dated notes, sends messaging and calendars events reminding actions on your Markethive calendar like callbacks, email, etc. And, of course, you also receive a 100% matching coins bonus from all direct registrations via the Infinity AirDrop Campaigns.

Become A Shareholder in Markethive (Limited Time)
You also get an equal ILP share after 12 months of continuity with the Entrepreneur program. This is only available for the first 1000 Entrepreneur upgrades. What that means… Liken to an ICO, your monthly payment is accrued and if you stay current for 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP which pay out a share of 20% of Markethive revenue for 20 years and longer.

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Receive matching ILP shares for all Entrepreneur Upgrades that come via your account and exclusive ICO like portals; Exclusive loyalty award program assigning a 10% share of an ILP for every 12 months of consecutive payments towards the Entrepreneur program. That is a minimum value of $1500. ILPs are the revenue engine for holders of these shares.

This offer is only assigned to the top 1000 active Entrepreneurs in the program by seniority. The Entrepreneur Program is $100 mth, so with all you get, we are basically paying you back as well for the contribution for life.

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Summary
The 8 points of upgrade

1. Profile Page turns into lead “associates” capture page

2. 100% matching bonus from the airdrops via your “associates”

3. 100% matching bonus from your direct “associates” upgrade

4. Loyalty Program 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP

5. Unlimited Banner advertisement in all of our traffic portals

6. Equal share from Markethive’s co-op advertising

7. Traffic Portals seller classification

8. Receive your own ILP site receive matching ILP shadow shares

During Markethive’s crowdfunding, all Entrepreneur upgrades also receive their own ILP site, assuring matching ILP shares as a reward for sending funding business to Markethive via your own personalized website. Similar to an ICO Site.

We are all entrepreneurs, and we know the future can have the greatest potential for those who take command and aggressively build their dreams. Markethive is dedicated to your dreams and not only has spent over 20 years perfecting our systems but have built this Entrepreneur upgrade to accelerate your path to success.

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Blockchain — The Answer To An Inequitable Marketing Industry

Blockchain — The Answer To An Inequitable Marketing Industry

More and more people are looking for online solutions and opportunities as they realize this is where it’s at when it comes to either creating an income or advertising their business. It can be overwhelming and a real challenge when getting started and the utter extent and scale of the types of marketing available ranging from SEO, search engine marketing (SEM), social media, Inbound marketing, email marketing to native advertising, otherwise known as paid ads or sponsored posts. 
It has become a real jungle out there, and the growth in online marketing over the last five years has been substantial. The statistics of what is trending say; 

  • 61% of marketers believe growing SEO or organic presence is a high priority of inbound marketing. 
  • Businesses earn an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on Adwords. 
  • Businesses that show up on the first page of search results get 92% of consumer traffic. 
  • Google has a 92.78% search engine market share as of October 2019

 
Search Engine Optimization can be relatively cost-free, however, it produces lower-ranking results due to slow optimization. As more companies are vying to be in the first five of the first page in the search results, many of them are going to paid search options. With PPC (pay per click) there is an opportunity to get on the first page within a day as the strengths of paid search are its speed and expansiveness. The cost can reach into the thousands, especially if a professional firm is hired to manage it full time which arguably is the recommended way to go for optimized brand exposure.  
With more people opting for these services, there is more likely to be extreme risks involved. It’s opening the doors for more data breaches which are happening more often and with an increasing number of users’ records acquired by potentially dangerous and unscrupulous entities. Hackers are continuing to find new ways to access databases and the companies who manage these records display little confidence in their ability to protect first-party data. 

 
How Can Blockchain Help The Marketing Industry?

The online space, on the whole, is improving with the advent of Blockchain technology. Many industries are utilizing the blockchain to improve performance and align their objectives including marketing companies. Marketing strategies and entities like Google Ads, Facebook or any other ad companies for that matter are supposed to help businesses bring traffic and increase lead generation, however, a big issue is the black hat SEO practitioners have infiltrated the industry and have created ad frauds as a significant source of revenue. 

What’s The Difference Between White And Black Hat SEO?

White Hat and Black Hat SEO are both known elements of the SEO industry. These deliver services that are either the right side or the wrong side of what is considered to be ethical. White hat plays by the rules taking a slower, labor-intensive approach to boost search rankings. Black hat SEO companies often use shifty tactics to trick the search engines into providing higher rankings.

 


 

With blockchain technology comes transparency and immutability which eradicates ad fraud and the possibilities of fake click-through rates and bot-driven traffic. Synonymous with the reasons why we now have cryptocurrency, the important and vital advantage of blockchain is to bring transparency to the advertising world. The superiority of blockchain technology and the immutability or tamper-proof characteristic of the distributed ledger system will bring genuine players making an ecosystem of fairness and opportunity with the tools, counter black hat SEO techniques, and fake user eradication. Here are 4 attributes…

  

Market Transparency

The fact that Blockchain is an encrypted, decentralized database of distributed and interlaced nodes, it is suited and can be integrated into all forms of digital marketing. It can solve many issues that come with digital marketing, such as data privacy, security and content monetization. Companies cannot manipulate data so users can feel at ease as the Blockchain data is transparent. 
 

Consumers Regain Control Of Their Information

Marketing companies will no longer be able to extract customer’s information without their permission. It will be a case of earning their consent. There are some blockchain data companies now paying consumers for the use of their contact information and attention. Killi is one App that launched in May 2019 paying users for their data. Every transaction occurs through blockchain, which solves the compliance challenge inherent in regulation such as GDPR or California's Consumer Privacy Act with regards to securing data, the company says. Users, meanwhile, have a full record of who exactly has purchased their data. This gives the consumers full control of their information. 

Brandon Galindo, an account manager at eMarketer, says he downloaded the Killi app partly because of privacy concerns. "Right off the bat you're asked to insert your identity, phone number, allow persistent location and enable Advertising ID," he says regarding his experience in signing up. "Brands can reach out to you, but it is so much more transparent; I'm the one that is asking for this and I am the one who is allowing you to have my data."

 
Security Benefits And Data Protection

With meticulous data protection regulations like the GDPR, marketing companies can leverage blockchain technology to store huge volumes of client data securely. Furthermore, due to the regulatory agreement of the GDPR, it will require marketers to acquire consent which can also be managed on the blockchain. The integration of blockchain technology will change online marketing as it offers incomparable benefits for marketers in terms of performance, security, and transparency with enormous possibilities. End-users will have more control over what companies can send information to them and companies will more easily be held accountable for their actions and lack of transparency. 

 

The Marketing Intermediaries Eliminated

Without blockchain, if a company wants to offer banner advertisements on its website it has to do so through Google AdSense so that no unethical businesses will take over your ad space. This is where Google processes the transaction and charges a fee for its part in the deal. Companies won’t have the need to go through a third-party platform such as Google with the blockchain structure. That’s because blockchain users can be verified through their networks. People would know they’re getting what they’re paying for as opposed to potentially paying for clicks that aren’t genuine.

The other thing to consider is the rising percentage of zero-click searches on Google. That means Google is displaying the answers to many queries on the SERP so there is no need for a user to click on any displayed links, thereby reducing the traffic to other content or websites. Some have said, the rise in zero-click searches which was at 50.3% in June 2019, maybe another indicator of Google abusing its power as a huge portion of clicks are going to Google’s own sites. 

So basically, Google has gone from being everyone’s search engine to everyone’s competitor. If you’re a marketer that relies heavily on Google, there are still opportunities where you can pretty much bypass the search engines and grow your brand and presence outside of search.

 

Many marketers depend totally on SEO in their business so they need to be aware of the issues that may be causing the drops and lower-ranking, and what is now available to them, or they may well continue to lose traction. As more consumers become blockchain savvy and companies start to integrate it into their operations, it will change the digital marketing world as we know it. It will become less expensive achieving better results and the novice marketer and small business will be able to compete. 

Community Is Key

This is where a hybrid Market Network can take the reign and run with it. Markethive, with its new blockchain technology mixed with traditional Inbound Marketing, Commerce, Social Networking, and Digital Media, is not reliant on Google search engines or any other for that matter. SEO is a secondary consideration. It builds its own society and its traffic is contingent on the Markethive membership driving more traffic in, due to the nature of its platform, what it has to offer, the viral aspect and rewards system in place. Just one of the attractions is that Markethive is not dependent upon Google.

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What Is Markethive? 

Markethive with its deep level linking dynamics is a multi-dimensional, social organizational integrated system. Integrating Vast Social networks reaches, internal social network connections, unlimited interconnected WordPress blogs, the vast API news sites like NBC, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg, Western journal, Mashable and 1000s of other news sites, that continue to expand due to the power of your own Markethive network and the collaboration of separate Markethive groups all working in union with each other. 

The ability to register and assign your many social networks into the Markethive matrix produces a reach literally into the billions. Markethive is an upcoming Market Media and Content Publisher offering Press Releases and Sponsored Articles at a negligible cost and with a reach well beyond existing social and market networks. After comparing 480 other news media sites with regards to their social reach and followers and Alexa ranking, Markethive sits within the top 5 with an Alexa ranking of 11,436 at the time of writing. This continues to drop daily as subscribers flock to join the Markethive network. 

Blockchain Technology and the cryptocurrency sphere have enabled businesses to align themselves with the users’ need and right to be in control of their data and how they use their time to monetize their efforts. Markethive, with their mandate being the rise of the entrepreneur and the fall of the tyrannies that plague society was created by a visionary who saw this coming and much needed to empower marketers, create equality and universal income to enrich society on every level. 

Visionary, Founder and CEO, Thomas Prendergast, says Markethive is…

 “Marketing that is so effective it’s like printing your own money.” 

 

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Markethive has built a system on the Blockchain to empower the Entrepreneur, offering privacy, freedom of speech and importantly, autonomy.  With its valuable Inbound Marketing system, integrated within a Social media platform, loyalty and bounty programs, Banner Exchange & placement, with multiple Commerce portals, Storefronts, Blogging platform, and Digital Media Platforms offering Press Releases and Sponsored Articles. These tools and integrated platforms are either free to use or at a fraction of the cost of other companies.

All of this on a blockchain foundation, which above all the other benefits, allows Markethive to pay its members to engage on the platform. This includes free members as well as those who have upgraded to Entrepreneur 1.

Thanks to blockchain, the soon to be released Markethive wallet and cryptocurrency exchange will then allow Markethive members to either convert and withdraw their earnings or buy products and services offered by members within the Markethive ecosystem. 

 
Conclusion 

Markethive, 20 years in the making has had the forward-thinking and tenacity to integrate the latest technology to deliver a complete ecosystem for anybody aspiring to work online. With the precarious actions and monopolizing tactics we are now witnessing to what was a lucrative and fair system to gain traffic and exposure, it’s obvious we need to do things differently and bypass the monopolies. There are now genuine opportunities to make your mark online as well as reap rewards and prosper. 

What is being realized is the need for a community-driven ecosystem, with a collaborative mindset that offers a broad spectrum of services that cover all niches, and offers Universal Income for all. Anyone with a passion and looking for a presence online, and a fair and equitable opportunity to attain financial freedom and prosperity, be it commercial artists, writers, bloggers, vloggers, merchants, and entrepreneurs. In fact anyone from any background. Markethive is for the people and by the people. In essence, it gives the power back to the people.

 

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Deb Williams 

A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals.