- The Ohio State UniversityInternational Studies, 1992 - 1995
- Bowling Green State UniversityHistory and Computer Science, 1996 - 1999
- Norwalk High School1988 - 1992
- The Social Media Hat (current)
- SiteSell Blog (current)
- LinkedIn Pulse Posts (current)
- Facebook Notes (current)
- Medium (current)
- Business2Community (current)
- Social Media Today (past)
- Plus Your Business! (current)
- List.ly (current)
- Scoop.it (current)
- Scoop.it! Blog (current)
- SmallBizClub (past)
- success.grownupgeek.com (past)
I love to teach others how to better leverage the internet and content to promote their business. Specifically, I provide articles and guidance on how to create blog and other content that helps increase website traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales.
I maintain a blog and article archive at The Social Media Hat, but my primary focus is serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell, where we help entrepreneurs and bloggers get their online businesses started.
We have recently launched a new product called SBI! for WP which is specifically designed to help WordPress users build and grow their business. You can read my full review of SBI! for WordPress as well.
- Social Media News
- Content Marketing Information
- Blogging Tips
- Technology Discussion
These are articles that I often recommend and reference:
- Blog Promotionology, The Art & Science of Blog Promotion
- How Not to Use Google+
- HootSuite vs. Buffer
- How to Set Up HootSuite
- Scheduling Google+ Posts
- The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile
I'm originally from Ohio where I studied Computer Science and History at The Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University. I've had a long career in IT, including PC Repair, Server configuration, networking, sales, websites and more. But in 2012, I discovered a passion and talent for writing and teaching Content Marketing.
I now live in St. Louis with my wife and two adorable daughters, along with two Birman cats. I blog weekly, am working on a blogging course, and will have a new book on Content Marketing out later this year.
Hangouts and Interviews and Panel Discussions
I am available to participate in broadcast Hangouts, Blabs and Interviews on a limited basis. If you would like to schedule an appearance, please contact me with your interview format and schedule.
Training and Consulting
While I am not currently accepting new clients, if you need help with something, please reach out. I may be able to provide the answer you need, direct you to the right resource, or refer you to one of my colleagues who can better assist you.
HootSuite Author & Solution Provider
With HootSuite, larger businesses, organizations and enterprises can set up social media dashboards used for not only promoting content, but also social listening, customer service, prospecting, and internal team communication. I am a Certified HootSuite Professional and have written extensively to help businesses set up their HootSuite accounts and train staff on how to create a Social Media Command Center.
More casual and individual HootSuite users are encouraged to review my #HootSuiteSeries for HootSuite tips, guides and best practices.
Tags: #SocialMedia #Google+ #LinkedIn #Twitter #Facebook #HootSuite | #ContentMarketing #Blogging | #WebsiteDesign #WebDev #Drupal #CMS | #SEO #SEM
- SiteSellChief Marketing Officer, 2014 - presentSiteSell works to help entrepreneurs and bloggers build their online business, and I lead the team that builds and fosters relationships with those people.
- The Social Media HatSocial Media Manager, 2012 - presentI work with business owners to first identify content marketing and social media opportunities to promote their business and engage clients, and then help them to implement strategies and techniques to achieve those goals. In other words, I can help get your blog started, figure out what you're going to write about and who would be interested, which social networks to post to and when, and how to use social media to entertain, educate and engage your potential customers.
- FreelanceWebsite Developer, 2007 - 2012Built hundreds of websites using the Drupal Content Management System platform, providing business owners with a dynamic website they are able to update and add to themselves.
- Dana CorporationERP Support Specialist and Team Leader, 1999 - 2001
- Viking TechnologySales Manager and Web Designer, 2001 - 2005
- Litehouse Pools & SpasSales Associate, 2005 - 2006
Many individuals and businesses aspire to become better bloggers. Perhaps you’re looking to add an additional revenue stream, or perhaps you’re hoping to use your blog to establish your expertise and authority in your field. Whatever the reason, you’re on the right track! Your blog can do all those things and more for you, but it will take time and hard work.
That’s where I can help.
Here are a number of articles I’ve published which you can spend some time reviewing and learn several key techniques and aspects of blogging that will help you.
WHEN & HOW TO WRITE BLOGS
✐ 101 Blogging Tips for Successful Business Blogs - http://owl.li/stoyC
✐ How Often Should You Blog: The Ultimate Answer - http://owl.li/stnRH
✐ What Does It Take to Blog 3 - 5 Times a Week? - http://owl.li/stnYD
✐ The Importance of Ignoring Your Blogging Schedule - http://owl.li/stm8j
✐ Cut Your Blog Writing Time by 50% with a Blog Template - http://owl.li/stnvP
✐ WARNING: This Will Improve Your Blog Traffic by 25% - http://owl.li/stnL3
✐ They’re Just Words. Edit Your Blog Posts Ruthlessly. - http://owl.li/stmc2
✐ How to Blog Like Mike - http://owl.li/tetfI
WHAT TO BLOG ABOUT
✐ Generating Blog Ideas - http://owl.li/stoa2
✐ Tell Your Business Story, One Blog at a Time - http://owl.li/stm2c
✐ Vary Your Blog Posts With These Three Styles - http://owl.li/stnmj
✐ How to Orchestrate Themes Into Your Content Marketing - http://owl.li/stmlk
✐ Are Your Blog Posts Riding Coattails? - http://owl.li/stlLD
✐ How to Create Brand Interest and Value with Newsjacking - http://owl.li/stnqL
✐ The Epic Post on Epic Posts: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Epic Content - http://owl.li/AiEZJ
PROMOTING BLOG POSTS
✐ How I Promote My Blog Posts - http://owl.li/stlXm
✐ 5 Ways to Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable - http://owl.li/stnBR
✐ Super Charge Your Blog Reach as a Triberr Power User - http://owl.li/stlSc
✐ How Many Titles does your Blog Post Need? - http://owl.li/stlGm
✐ Should Bloggers and Businesses Share Old Content? - http://owl.li/stlzb
✐ How to Revive Old Blog Content - http://owl.li/unqbL
✐ 5 Reasons Canva Will Rock Your Blog - http://owl.li/yPHRk
✐ How Bloggers Can Leverage Instagram - http://owl.li/RmKFY
✐ Facebook Adds Authorship. Bloggers Take Note! - http://owl.li/RmKMH
✐ Use Buffer’s Extension For Powerful Visual Shares - http://owl.li/RmKRD
✐ How to Leverage the Power of Hootsuite for Social Media Success - http://owl.li/yPI2B
Finally, be sure to get your free trial of SBI! for WP (http://thesmh.co/SBIforWP) where you can use the Brainstorm It! tool to research and come up with additional blog topics.
If you haven’t already, I would recommend subscribing to my Blog Notification Circle. If you’re interested in getting a notification each time I share a new article on social media, blogging and marketing, just let me know. New posts come out no more than once or twice a day. (For more information on how you can use this technique yourself, click here: http://owl.li/stpug)
Best of luck with your blog!
#Blogging #ContentMarketing #BloggingTips
Then around 2011 I got my hands on it, watched like three times I guess, was so happy that I didn't watch it back then because then I would have to wait and wait each week, bunking classes, failing.
That's how your content is for me, I never read it, just got my hands on it and I am happy that I don't have to wait for such awesome posts like the rest of your readers and this is why I didn't touch "walking dead" so far lol ;p
I just can't do the waiting and all that! So am happy I have tons to read, tons to learn yahoo!
There was a guy in our town, he used to read old newspapers too, Once I asked em about why he do that, he said any news that he hasn't read is as fresh as today's news for em... ;p it's great to be late!
I think you're going to like this one!
GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think
Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow or not, I think we all have things that we're thankful for.
is running a great special on SBI! over the next few days, and it got me thinking about what it is that I'm thankful for, personally. Family and Friends. Health. And the fact that I'm able to work from home and enjoy time with my family... that's really important.
I'd very much appreciate it if you read my thoughts on the subject and let me know what it is you're thankful for. And if you know someone who could use a change or improvement in their career or business, would you please share this with them?
Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your week!
(Hint: It's what many of us have been getting all along... now just easier for the masses.)
May He heal the wounds of this and all nations, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.
As promised, we're continuing to listen and respond to feedback on the new Google+.
Today we're launching a number of updates to our Web preview including:
- Adding a 3 column stream view for very wide screens
- Adding the ability to reply to comments in context
- Removing the limit on circle streams in the menu (previously 6)
- Adding the option to view 'Posts from Circle' from the Following screen
These changes (which you can see in the image below) will be rolling out today. And look for more updates on Android, iOS, and the Web soon. Thanks~
Great charity project.