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Are you using Facebook Groups?  If so have you suddenly found your email inbox completely cluttered with notifications from your Facebook Groups?

I really like the improved Facebook Group functions but the problem is that the deafult settings email all the members of a group every time something new is posted. In a group with lots of members actively participating in discussions, the notification emails can flood your inbox very quickly.

This has turned lots of people off groups and the most common question I’m being asked about Facebook right now is “How do I stop all the emails from Facebook Groups?”

Thankfully the answer is simple and quick!

My video (below) shows you how to turn off emails completely or select which actions you want to recieve emails notifications about from your Facebook Groups.

Questions?  Ask in the comments here or over on our Facebook Page at http://www.Facebook.com/MarkandZoe

Please hit the “Tweet” and “Like” buttons at the top of this page and share this video with your friends to stop the email overload frustration for them as well ;-)

Cheers – Zoe

First of all “Happy New Year” to all of our wonderful clients, business partners, colleagues and readers.

Mark and I are looking forward to 2011 with a great deal of excitement – both for what we are planning in our own business and lives, and for how we can help you to grow your own businesses this year.

As many of you know, last year brought us new opportunities mixed with our fair share of challenges. While these, unfortunately, did impact on our projects with some of you, we have also learnt a huge amount from these as well.

When we sat down on New Year’s Eve to review 2010 and set our plans and goals for 2011, we realised that it has in fact been the things that didn’t go to plan that have resulted in the most positive changes. My Grandfather used to say that “Everything happens for a reason and whatever is, is best!”. I often repeat this mantra to our children but it was in the last few months that it has really rung true for us.

Let me explain what I mean and why this is important for you….

The last 12 months has seen massive growth in our business with new products, partnerships and clients. While this has been exciting and invigorating it also brought with it a new level of workload.

Sometimes as a business owner you get so focussed on building your business that you lose sight of your original goals with that business.

From the very start of our first home based business in 2003, our intention (and plan) has always been to build a business that allows us both financial and time freedom. In particular having both the time and money to chose where we worked and when, to travel extensively while running our business from our laptops, and to have the flexibility to spend time with our children (all 5 of them) and their extended families when we wanted to and, importantly, when they needed us the most.

In 2010, family, health and travel all collided with our business workload and commitments. As our business grew we were faced with the challenge of managing this growth while still delivering high customer satisfaction and quality service. The ability to successfully ‘scale up’ is a challenge for all growing businesses but particularly so when it’s only you, or the two of you (in our case) that are the business. When ill health or a family tragedy hit (or both as happened to us), then the juggling game can get over whelming. I wrote another blog post of our particular circumstances late last year and why it’s so important to plan for such occurrences here.

But, as Grandad said “Whatever is to be will be and whatever is, is best”, and we realised that we had two choices when the challenges struck – get over it or get out. Failure is not in our vocabulary and our business is too valuable to us –so we needed to get up and get over it.

Yes we did need to go into crisis management for a time. We did need to explain to our customers that our personal situation may impact their projects and, most importantly, we did need to learn some lessons and re-structure our business to prevent this type of impact in the future.

Out of the challenges we have a new business structure and a new excitement in our business that had disappeared some-what in the craziness of growth last year. This is where it gets exciting for all of you.

First and foremost, to the business owners amongst you, we hope you will learn from our experience and benefit from instigating some of the changes we are making into your own business model. Zoe will be posting more about the tools and systems we are using over the next few months with videos to help you use this technology.

Secondly, we have redesigned our business to allow for rapid growth this year while actually delivering more to our clients. We have already partnered with other companies to provide services and hired 3 new staff for our Social Media Services and Management Team. We are already implementing new technology to streamline our business processes to cut down on delivery times while maintaining our high levels of service but, most importantly, freeing Mark and I up to learn more, implement more and share more.

This will mean that I can focus on Seminars, speaking and training (where my true passion lies), and Mark can focus on packaging our products, quality control and project management – while we both have time to develop new skills.

Social Media Marketing is evolving and, by it’s very nature, requires us to be continually learning and adapting. We intend growing our team of specialised social media assistants throughout the year and training them in all that we learn.

Zoe will no longer be personally managing social media accounts for any clients (beyond the contracts we already have). All work will be under our watchful eyes, but we have discovered we can very effectively train staff to perform these tasks as well as Zoe can. In fact the new team members out type both of us so they are faster at this job and are able to deliver more tasks in the same amount of time. Truly a win-win situation for us and all of our clients.

We will be introducing you to your individual Social Media Assistant when you sign (or re-sign) with our Management services. For those of you that are still considering getting help with your Social Media Marketing, you can see the full range of services we now have available on our www.SocialMediaShortCut.com website.

On that note, we have exciting developments in the re-launch of the SocialMediaShortCut course as a live and recorded event, we will be travelling extensively to deliver Social Media and Internet Marketing trainings and Zoe is finalising arrangements for a 7 seminar series with two of Australia’s top Female Social Media Specialists! (Note from Zoe – Sooooo Awesome! Details to come very soon.)

So to all of you planning your next 12 months – remember to reflect on what was great about last year along with the things you would chose to do differently and do just that!

Make 2011 YOUR YEAR!

And if all this Goal Setting and New Year’s Resolutions talk is getting too much, take some time out and enjoy this song by @RhettandLink :

We’d love to hear your goals and dreams for this year along with the lessons you learnt from 2010 by either leaving a comment here or over on our Facebook Page:
http://www.Facebook.com/MarkandZoe and make sure to like the page if you haven’t already and share with your friends – thanks ;-)

Have an Awesome Year!

Want to get free leads and free traffic for your home business from Google?

I just viewed an incredible training video by my friends, Ray and Ferny, on how to use Google to position yourself as a leader within your company, even if you’ve never sponsored a single soul.

It’s basically talking about controlling the information that is out there on the internet about you and your company, so that every time someone Google’s your name or your company name, they keep running into YOU.

This in turn, signals to your leads that you are the right person to be signing up with and attracts people who are looking to join your exact company!

The fact of the matter is that before people join a business, they will do 2 things:

1) Google your name (to make sure you are legit)
2) Google your company’s name (to make sure they are legit)

Benefit 1:  If your prospects find your websites when they do both searches, they are very likely to join your business (instead of your hot-shot diamond upline whom they find on the top 10 of Google)

Benefit 2:  You’ll attract people who are looking to join your specific opportunity and you’ll be perfectly positioned on Google as a leader for that business.

Prospects don’t get any hotter than this. Ferny and Ray explain exactly how to do this…

http://budurl.com/RayFernySEO

If you don’t watch this, you will be losing out big time because someone else is going to take those rankings from you.

Kudos to Ferny & Ray for continuing to deliver powerful training for free.  I openly admit that I am a partner with Ferny and Ray’s program but this is not about me making sales.  There’s nothing to buy at the following link just great information on getting more leads to your website.

http://budurl.com/RayFernySEO

People have made full-time incomes in this industry, doing just what this video is explaining.  I highly recommend watching the training before it’s taken down.

Cheers – Zoe

P.S. Be sure to opt in via the opt-in box to the top right of that page to learn how a 4-year Amway failure used this strategy to FINALLY able to retire his wife and find success online.  Awesome!

www.MakeTheWorldYourOffice.com

Join Mark and Zoe for our weekend in Melbourne, Australia for Business and Leisure.

Rewards of our home based business – joining team members in Melbourne, Australia for a great weekend.

Imagine being able to design your life so that you earn income from anywhere in the World with your own internet business.   We have freedom, flexibility and an incredible lifestyle!

Want to join us? Get the details at:
http://www.MakeTheWorldYourOffice.com

I don’t usually post time senstive information but Today – April 2nd 2009 is a special day!

I’m super-excited, doing my little WOOHOO dance, about the launch of Renegade Professional TODAY.

Seriously – stop everything at 11:00am Eastern today and click on this (Early Bird) link:

http://budurl.com/ProEarly

You can visit the site now but it won’t be “Live” until 11am Eastern. Right now there’s a count down on the page :)
Get there early to cash in on the extras Mike and Ann have tossed into the mix…

  • First 10 registrations will receive a private one-day workshop with Ann Sieg and Mike Klingler (ohhh I seriously wish I could register again!)
  • First 25 registrations will receive a one-hour consultation from a highly trained “Super-Guide”
  • First 100 registrations will receive unreleased recordings of four (4) Super-Guide trainings
  • First 200 registrations will receive Mike Klingler’s “How I Built My First List Course”
  • EVERY registration tomorrow gets “How I Built My First List” BONUS CALL
  • And one more special bonus… info on how to get a “Free Ticket” to a live seminar hosted by Mike and Ann later this year!

So, keep this link ready and be sure to get there right at 11am Eastern

http://budurl.com/ProEarly

Let me know if you are fast enough to get access – so we can start masterminding working together.

Off to the launch ……. WOOHOO!

Zoe

UPDATE:  The Social Media Traffic Blueprint by Maria Andros, that I link to in this post, launches on 8th April 2009 at 1:00pm EST (USA).  If you sign into Maria’s launch page from the link below you will receive access an hour earlier.

If you have arrived at this post after this time then the Twitter video may not be available.  I will update the link when I have the new location but please do let me know if you have any trouble with accessing this great Twitter training.  Ok on with my post …..

Anybody that’s worked with me in driving traffic through Social Networking sites knows that I looooove Twitter.

I may well be addicted to Twitter because it keeps social media super simple and it works.  BUT there is right and a wrong way to use Twitter for Business.  If you want results you need to position yourself correctly and obey the Twitter rules of engagement.

So how do you learn all of this?  Well I learnt the insider secrets of Twitter from a true Social Media Marketing Rockstar – Maria Andros.  Maria is a trusted mentor of mine and is known as the “Video Marketing Queen”.

Here’s a free video that Maria Andros just put online that teaches some of her most valuable techniques for Optimizing Your Twitter Profile to Drive Qualified Leads to Your Website (just opt-in on this page and you’ll be taken DIRECTLY to the video). Maria also has other Free Videos on how to Create Simple Videos that make you money that are packed full of content.
http://budurl.com/SMTB

Maria calls the video:

“How To Create A Twitter Profile That Makes You Money & Drives Qualified Leads To Your Website”

You won’t believe how much you can learn about how to leverage social media in 20 minutes.  I’d estimate that this information is worth thousands of dollars in your business to you – if you use it. This video is full of amazing tips for how to market yourself , how to create a killer BIO that brands you- and MUCH more. All completley free of charge.

This page is for the launch of Maria’s new “Social Media Traffic Blueprint” and the value in the free videos gives you a good idea of the level of training that Maria offers.

Let me know what you think of the videos,

Have an Awesome Day – Zoe

PS.  The latest ‘case studies’ video on on Maria’s site features me!  So opt in to see my beach back yard!

http://budurl.com/SMTB

Want the inside secrets to successfully combining Internet Marketing, Attraction Marketing and Network Marketing?  Simple really – just follow the lead of people that are already successfully doing what you want to do!

This link takes you to a series of audio interviews with people from all walks of life that are using the internet and attraction marketing to grow their businesses – INCLUDING ME!

It’s f.ree just go enjoy the stories they are awesome: http://maz.attractionmarketersmanifesto.com/rolemodels/

There’s nothing to buy on this page and nothing for sale – just inspiring interviews by Ann Sieg with Marketers that are using the principles Ann teaches in her Renegade Network Marketer program.

Ann managed to dig out my “true story” and how ugly my business (and life) had become prior to working with her and Mike Klingler at Renegade Professional.  Please leave your comments and feedback on your own “journeys” and feel free to share the “role models page”.  I’ve left the full url above so you can re-tweet and share as you like as these stories are truly inspirational and may just help another person “over the hump” in getting their business back on track with internet attraction marekting.

Have an Awesome Day – Zoe

Share in our stroll around Sydney Harbour, Australia.  Lifestyle we’ve been able to create working an internet based Network Marketing Business.

We love to travel and love Sydney.  Enjoy!

For those of you that have come to this blog from our website we probably need little introduction.  For everybody else, we’d like to introduce ourselves.  We are Mark Wyatt and Zoe deLuca, partners in business and Life, foused on helping Entreprenuers grow successful Home Based Businesses via the Internet.

For a full back ground on us please see our “How Did We Get Started In Attraction Marketing?” page.  Our primary motivation in building our Internet Business was to build a wall of financial security around our family while still giving us the freedom to travel around the World.  It is Zoe that handles the majority of our online marketing and you’ll see her posts in most of the Social Networking sites.

“This is because I’m more social” – Zoe

“This is because Zoe loves to talk” – Mark

Reality is Zoe started our Business in 2003 and Mark decided that he “wanted in” when things got more profitable and the business was providing sufficient income for Mark not to have to hold down a full time job as well to make sure we could pay the bills generated by all 5 of our growing children!

Zoe loves Web 2.0 Marketing and Social Media/Networking and actively contributes on many of these sites.  You can keep track of Zoe via the following links and be sure to add, follow, friend, subscribe and …. well you get the picture – make sure you connect up.

Follow Zoe at Twitter

Zoe’s YouTube Channel

Zoe on MySpace

Zoe on Facebook

Zoe’s Friend Feed