I’m excited to make TWO big #Blogchat annoucements: The first is that the one and only Carrie Wilkerson will be co-hosting #Blogchat tonight! Carrie is an entreprenuerial force of nature, who has created a 7-figure income for herself and her family and she mentors over 100,000 people to do the same via social media, email and live teaching. Social media smarties like Chris Brogan and DJ Waldow trust her to help them take their businesses to the next level. She’s also been a tremendous help to me and that’s why I wanted to bring her to #Blogchat so that she can help YOU as well!
We’ll be discussing how small businesses, solopreneurs and startups can use blogging to grow their businesses! Or if you are working a job now and you’ve been considering starting a side-business from home, you will definitely want to attend tonight so you can learn from Carrie, she’s a genius as an idea-generator when it comes to helping people figure out what new products they can launch!
#Blogchat starts tonight at 8pm Central. Here’s what we’ll be discussing:
8:00-8:30 – How Can a Small Biz get started blogging and what should their goals be?
8:30-9:00 – What should a small biz blog about and how does it lead to sales?
Also, as a special bonus I will be giving away TWO copies of Carrie’s book The Barefoot Executive on CD, read by Carrie. The winners will be chosen based on participation and engagement, mostly, so feel free to get chatty 😉
And the second big #Blogchat announcement is that OfferPop is the sponsor for April! OfferPop helps you engage with your fans, and launch contests and promotions via social media channels, especially Facebook and Twitter. The service can also help you identity your ‘super fans’, and connect them to one another! You can also check out client case studies to learn more about the success brands have seen from utilizing OfferPop’s services. The company itself is growing by leaps and bounds, and just closed 2012 by securing $5.7M in funding.
Additionally, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial of OfferPop without a credit card! And the pricing is extremely affordable, even for a small business or solopreneur. Absolutely perfect if you’ve been thinking about experimenting with an online campaign via social media to boost sales! You can learn more about some of the services and apps that OfferPop provides here.
Finally, our #Blogchat topics for the rest of the month will be chatting about using Twitter and Facebook along with your blog (April 14th), and focusing on the Mobile experience for your content on April 21st, which is a topic we’ve never covered at #Blogchat, so it should be a great discussion.