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We’re hiring! – 3/22/13
Open Position Available: Sales Professional
Click link to download the PDF Job Description: 22-Mar-2013 Yume Consulting LLC – Sales Rep
How savvy are you? Be your own boss, having more work/life balance. Is it possible? Click to read:
Read about ‘performance based employment’ and be your own boss via LinkedIn.
Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2013 – re-published on 2/19/13
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1. Mobile Marketing Is Here and Now
2. Content and Content Promotions is the New SEO
3. Email Marketing: Focus on Mobile Optimized Messages
4. Personalize and Customize Ecommerce Marketing
5. Social Advertising is Hot
Originally Published on: 29-Jan-13
New Product Page – Improved Categories – 2/04/13
Everything old is improved in 2013. We have launched our new products page with improved categories to help your business not only succeed, but thrive. Affordable rates for professionals, start ups, small and medium businesses.
Check it out -> Yume’s Products
Holiday Cheers 2012
Yume Consulting LLC wishes you and yours both personal and business success as we are in the holiday season and approach 2013. I’ve never believed in luck, I always believe in preparation and opportunity create success. I’m also a firm believer in God and the belief that everyone has the right to prosperity and abundance in this world. Some of us may have more opportunities than others but I know that with loving hearts we are able to be our brother and sister’s keepers during tough times and good times so that we may all stand together in strength, solidarity and love. – Yume
Facebook Contest > Win 1 Professionally Edited HD Video Book Promo/Trailer – 1 Contest Winner Announced February 14, 2013.
We are running a Facebook Video book trailer contest for the new year. One winner is announced on February 14, Valentines Day 2013 right here on this page *bookmark and mark your calendar. If you have a new book release coming out soon… THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY our video book trailers are AWESOME.
Video Book Promo/Trailer + Contest Rules:
1 Winner will Receive a 60 Second Video Book Promo/Trailer Edited in HD quality 1920×1080
So you took time to write your book, have a great cover, started your strategic marketing plan (or did you??)… Do you have an awesome HD online Video Book Ttrailer to go with it? Market you Video Book Trailer today and go viral! Professionally edited using your digitally supplied book cover, Author and additional images (max 3) you want to include *must supply large files in JPEG or PNG format.
WE PROVIDE: Minimum 1 royalty free stock video moving footage and/or 3-6 royalty free stock still images, text and minimum 1 royalty free stock music soundtrack to create your Video Book Trailer. Max 60 sec/1 minute in video length Video Book Trailer. Will also include a video sitemap for your trailer when done, it can be placed on your web site to improve SEM (search engine marketing)*.
BEST MARKETING TIP: *Must have Google Analytics enabled on your site in order to take advantage of the video sitemap offer. You MUST have access to the root directory of your web site to upload the video site map. Upload the video to your Amazon, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook accounts too. IF you need help placing the Video Book Trailer to these platforms, we offer for a nominal $25 fee to do this for you, but you must first set up your own accounts and provide us a temporary password (you can change to a permanent one later).
CONTEST RULES: By submitting your book to this contest you agree that Yume Consulting LLC will have full promotional and video credit rights to market and promote at our discretion the video book trailer on our web site and other channels as deemed appropriate for the video book trailer and its audience. Yume Consulting LLC has the right to deny any contest submission that is obscene, pornographic, racist or prejudice in nature.
Video Book Promo in HD | Video production and editing by Yume Consulting LLC – 12/7/12
NEW sci-fi book by Andreas Christensen, titled: Exodus – Part 1 of 3 > On Amazon
Thanksgiving has come and gone but this is the season of giving – 11/26/12
This is a wonderful time of the year as we start to reflect on the bounties received and think about the seeds we want to plant (mind/body/spirit) for next year’s harvest. It reminds me of why I’m in the business I’m in and the decision I made to do what I do. The bottom line and goal is to help small to medium businesses and professionals realize their dreams >> succeed. It’s about building relationships that are authentic in both business and personal so that we can help others grow personally and professionally. I am blessed to see the results of an honest work ethic and helping others has far reaching rewards beyond the monetary. Yes, we all need to make money and be successful but helping others fulfill their life’s ambitions is also a passion with a high return on investment.
Thank you so much to my many Clients who make this possible to work together and connect. I have the pleasure of working with some really creative, talented people in our communities both nationally and internationally. -
Yume, Owner of Yume Consulting LLC
In the Spirit of Spirit Driven Marketing(sm) here are links to exciting updates and COMING SOON from our Clients – 11/03/12
> Learn more about Dr. Dee Massengale on her web site we designed and built called GriefResolution.com and video promo we produced and edited for her. Dr. Massengale will be at Phoenix and Dragon book store Sunday, November 18, at 2:30 pm to talk about her work, then sign autograph copies of her recently released book: I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU: MEMOIRS OF SURVIVING GRIEF THROUGH SPIRIT COMMUNICATION (Authorhouse Publish Co.) Phoenix and Dragon book store is located at: 5531 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30342 | ph: 404.255.5207
> We recently completed the Android App version 1.0 development for well known author Margaret Ann Lembo, called Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards available now on Google Play. Available for download for 1.99.
> We are in process of producing and editing a couple cool video promos for our recent Clients as well, we’ll be sharing a video book trailer from up and coming science fiction author and company promo for natural health and wellness healing here in Atlanta.
> One of our Clients, we’ve been working on a hush hush awesome testing and assessments web site that will be unveiled in the next month that has major infrastructure development from our amazing web dev team using CakePHP and MVC Framework. Yeah, we do some heavy lifting as well on our web design.
This is under wraps till the big release, so come back to view more links – COMING SOON!
FREE Webinar: Mike Michalowicz’s The Pumpkin Plan! | Thursday October 18, 2 to 3 pm ET
Click Here To Register Who doesn’t like FREEEEE?? Want your business to be the biggest pumpkin in the patch?
Join Vocus and Mike Michalowicz for The Pumpkin Plan webinar on Thursday, October 18th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.
Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur, author, business consultant, TV personality, and contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications. He launched two multimillion dollar businesses before turning thirty, and is currently CEO and founder of Provendus Group, a consulting firm for companies in which growth has plateaued. The author of 2008′s The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, he released his second book The Pumpkin Plan earlier this year.
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What Exactly IS Spirit Driven Marketing(sm) and How Does This Help YOU? – 10/02/12
I ‘m just curious, did you know that your energy is your greatest asset? I am a firm believer that it’s not about how you spend your time it’s about how you spend your ENERGY. Have you ever spent 10 hours doing something and it was a complete waste of your time? But then have you ever felt so exhilarated in seconds by an energy that felt exciting or new and in seconds you knew that feeling was something you wanted more to create? Whether the excitement and energy of closing a new deal, meeting a really fantastic person or just knowing that you are in the right place at the right time. This is the same energy I believe is behind the energy of success, and this enthusiasm is what will help us have that extra spark in the morning or love for what you do. It’s our passion. That beautiful twinkle in the eye and that smile that makes one feel that they’ve just unlocked the best secret ever. This is the energy behind Spirit Driven Marketing(sm). It starts with YOU and it helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and professionals GROW their business. Please watch the new video so you can understand how we work together to harness it. First within yourself, then with your work.
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New Linkedin Group to help Authors, Editors and Publishers improve online marketing brand and strategies - 9/18/12
Are you a Author, Editor or Publisher looking to get helpful tips and advice on how to better market your books or work in the online digital world? Check out my new Linkedin Group to help YOU in a professional group discussion and forum. This group is closely moderated so you get the highest quality content and NO spam.
Determination Pays Off - 9/9/12
Barbara started her real estate company with $1000 she borrowed from her boyfriend, who subsequently left her and married their secretary. Barbara took that money and built a real estate empire she sold for cash for $66 Million. Resilience and determination pays off. There is not always a clear cut path to success. Having faith and believing in one self despite what anyone tells you may be the secret ingredient and special sauce to VICTORY. Barbara talks about in one of her videos how her ex-boyfriend said to her, you will never make it without me. And every time she thought she would hit bottom, she remembered those words, which drove her determination. She talks about how God planted another idea that kept her afloat till she eventually grew her business and sold it for $66 million cash.
Do you have what it takes to stay on your path?
Positive Thinking: Stay Focused On Your Goals and Dreams - 9/3/12
Everyone hits a bumpy period of time when they are not sure if they should keep going with their business ideas or throw in the towel. My experience is that if you have a solid business plan, created an online marketing strategy and have a support team of professionals and business people who can help you *at affordable rates keep going. You may be experiencing a temporary slump but that is expected when doing any long field goals. You may have hit a few curves on the road and that’s also expected. One thing is don’t get discouraged and don’t quit. Take the time to reflect and re-connect within to get renewed energy, what does your goal or dream mean to you? If you are like me, then they are more precious than gold. They represent Hope and Faith, which are our best allies in dark times. Maybe these bumps in the roads are asking you to slow down and look at something again.
Sometimes you have to take a temporary alternate route. We all have detours from time to time, it’s part of life but then if you stay focused, you will eventually get back on the road you are meant to be on and then you will get to your destination. Quite frankly, practice makes perfect. If you haven’t hit your stride maybe the timing isn’t right or the plan isn’t fully congealed for you to quite amp it up and implement the next phase. Let me say that again, practice makes perfect. Remember our mind is naturally restless. It wants to feel that it is ‘doing’ something, even if trying to get you to spin your wheels, it may feel like short-term yet frustrating progress. Don’t get sucked into your own mind games. Be like an Archer and hit the mark. Learn to love the process and what you are doing most of all. If it was so easy, how do you really stretch, grow and get better? There is nothing that conveys and translates great energy than putting passion in what you do. If you’ve been feeling really stuck, then walk away from the problem for a few days, do something else, get some fresh air, do something fun and come back to a new perspective. Einstein gave great advice when he said, you can’t solve a problem at the level of the problem. Which means step outside to find your solution.
Staying focused on your goals and dreams is important because when you have finished a key or small milestone in your life, no one can take that sense of personal accomplishment from you.
Inspirational Video Clip: I’d like to share this video of Sara Blakely. Watch it and see how inspiring someone who basically pulled themselves up by their boot straps in their business… and DID IT! Great story on Inc.com -> Sara Blakely, Inventor of Spanx.
Video, Streaming and Internet TV - 8/19/12
As a small business or professional, consider adding video content, streaming and Internet TV (webinar, training or how to videos, monetize video content for downloads) offerings on your web site. Why? It can enhance elements of your site to go viral (shared) faster and increase your web traffic. You can do a simple YouTube or Vimeo upload with a camcorder or get a professional web video done. Regardless you want to ensure if you are doing a promo to think about length. Research shows for short promos, like a video commercial should be no longer than 1 minute/60 seconds. Viewers attention span for these types of videos drop off. Say the most important part of your message in the first 15 seconds of the script, then build up detail for your viewers in the remaining 45 seconds. You will be surprised that a 1 minute/60 second video actually goes a long way. We also recommend doing an outline or script first. Think about what your key message is you want to convey to your audience and how you want this message received. Put yourself in their shoes. Ask family, friends or other professionals for feedback on the content and message.
There are a lot of helpful tips you can Google or Bing when you search for video scripts templates to help spark some initial ideas. If you are a business or entrepreneur, think about investing in a professionally edited web video. Having a video edited professionally with transitions, text and even green screen sends a great message to your audience that you care about your brand’s image and a polished product or service. Once your video is complete or if you’ve created a few on your web site, make sure you create a video sitemap to ensure the search engines find your video content. This can be created easily as well by doing a search online for video sitemaps or have a webmaster assist.
Inspirational Video Clip: Scott Gerber, Inc.com Use Video Marketing!
Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Site - 8/8/12
Organic linking to a web site or page helps increase search rankings. Make sure you link your site with a trusted partner. Make sure they link back. Would you like to link with us? Contact us to discuss link back exchange. Perfect for intuitive consultants, spiritual, light workers, health and wellness professionals and small businesses. Do you have a class or event to share you would like us to post in our calendar? Contact us today so we can add your event to our event calendar. *certain restrictions may apply and not everyone’s request may be added.
Apply the 80/20 rule on Social Media. Your TIME is precious.
DIY (do-it-yourself) Online Marketing. How effective is it?
DIY (do-it-yourself) FREE or Low-cost Marketing Methods – 7/23/12
TIME = Money. DIY free or low-cost marketing methods may seem appealing in terms of cost, but can be EXPENSIVE in terms of TIME commitment. Another way to look at this is what is the ROI (return on investment) of TIME spent? So for example, a business owner takes 20 hours to implement a DIY free or low-cost marketing method. The business owner should also take into consideration what does that time equal to how much they charge for products or services? Has the business owner sold enough products or services to see PROFITS from the 20 hours invested on the DIY free or low-cost marketing methods?
If they are not seeing that the 20 hours of time invested actually yields PROFITS, then they should consider changing their marketing strategy.
Loyalty Programs – Thank Customers or Clients for Purchases – 7/23/12
How are you rewarding your customers for being loyal to your brand? Consider developing a purchase strategy for new and existing customers. Customers who remain loyal and make multiple purchases should be offered a chance to enroll in a loyalty program. If a customer has purchased items or services from you more than 2+ times or spent a certain threshold amount, then consider developing a loyalty-based marketing strategy to reward these customers.
Also, it sends a message that gives new customers an incentive to return and purchase more often.