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Auto Responding on Twitter: A Do or Don’t?

December 29, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

Image by Life in LDN via Flickr There is a hot discussion going on down at Chris Brogan’s blog. Chris argues that social media is no place for robotic behavior. I agree. Being a valuable human being is important in life and social media…go figure. Specifically, he expresses his loathing for auto responders like Tweet Later which allow one to automate messages to their followers. And looking at his comments, it seems like many agree with him. Lots of Amens. While I deeply respect Chris and 99.9% of the time agree (vigorous head nodding and all) with him. This time, I disagree. Like all tools, I think auto responders have a place. They can be used intelligently and with good intentions OR they can be used as tools to spam people. It’s about the choice isn’t it? Auto responders are akin to wearing bright colors in fashion. Done right, it… read more

Could you be Losing Subscribers? Check your RSS Feed in Google Chrome

December 28, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

Thanks to a follower on Twitter, I was recently informed that the RSS feed for this site was broken in Google’s Chrome browser. Apparently when you tried to subscribe within the browser, you got a page filled with html gobbledygook. The solution? To use the feedburner RSS URL versus the site’s RSS URL. So, what should you do to check and solve this problem? 1) Download the Google Chrome browser if you don’t already have it. 2) Go to your blog page and click the RSS button. If you can easily subscribe, you don’t have a problem. If you get an html filled page, keep reading! 3) Setup a feedburner account or login into your current account. If you don’t have a feedburner account, I highly recommend getting one. It allows you to see your subscriber count among other metrics. It’s a free service. 4) Go under “Edit Feed Details”… read more

Wishing You Happy Holidays and a FABULOUS 2009

December 26, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

The entire team here at Click To Client would like to you wish you happy holidays. May 2009 bring you more clicks and more clients. = ) Happy Holidays from: Shama, Maureen, Afzal, Krishna, Sofiya, Stacey, Tina, Yukie, and OF COURSE- Snoopy, the office mascot.

How to Create a Fail-Proof Online Product

December 22, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder I am usually not a huge fan of the traditional “internet gurus” because often their message feels hype-filled to me. I have found very FEW actually deliver on their promises. However, I ran into some great video by Eben Pagan the other day. Just 45 minutes of very good online marketing advice. No pushy sales pitches. If you like, you can see the video here. My favorite part of the video was when he gave advice on how to create a fail-proof online product. Or at least shared how to dramatically increase its chances of being successful. Now, here is a guy who has done TONS of product launches, so he knows what he is taking about. Here are his 3 recommended questions to ask yourself plus my 2-bit. 1. Is there an irrational desire or urgent pain? Before you create (or worse…launch) your product, ask yourself… read more

7 Things You May Not Know About Shama

December 14, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder It’s a blogger chain! You write 7 things that someone may not know about you, and then you tag 7 other bloggers who do the same. Well, I’ve been tagged by the remarkable Kevin Eikenberry. Think email forwards on steroids! I usually pass on these things, but I do get a LOT of questions about what I like to do in my free time, etc. So, I thought this was a good chance to give you a peak behind the curtain. 1. I love country music. No, seriously. You can stop laughing now…When I was a kid, my uncle used to listen to the Judds (Why not me…), and I fell in love with the genre. My favorites: LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, and Brad Paisley. 2. I read ridiculously fast. And I don’t speed read. I don’t even know what that means. I don’t use a technique,… read more

5 Secret Weapons that Gen Y Can Leverage for Success

December 11, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder When I first launched my company, I was unsure of how people would respond to the owner (me!) being part of Gen Y. For the longest time, this remained a fear. I figured none of our clients had figured out my age, or they just plain didn’t care. Either way- I was happy, they were happy, and the business flourished. Imagine my surprise when our biggest client announced to me “we chose you out of all the companies because you get the online world like NO OTHER. You practically grew up with it.” I was pretty stunned as I hung up the phone. Literally a week later, another client exclaimed how choosing us was a natural choice because I was at the helm. I noticed this to be a growing trend…and then it hit me. Being Gen Y was an advantage! Here are the 5 secret weapons… read more

What's Your Burning Question about Social Media Marketing?

December 7, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder I have some good news and some even better news. = ) The good news is that I am writing a book on social media marketing. Not just any old book-but a PRACTICAL how to get clients using social media sites guidebook. A real “nitty gritty” case-study rich social media marketing book. And I plan to make it available in pdf and print form. Why is this good news? : ) Because for the longest time my colleagues, clients, and readers (you guys!) have been requesting it. What’s the even better news? I want you guys to be a part of it! You see, I don’t want this to be fluffy, feel good, buzz words (authenticity, transparency, community) filled book. Not that the big picture ideas aren’t important. They are. BUT, I want this book to be an INTEGRAL part of your online marketing efforts. I want… read more

Free eBook: Multiple Streams of Coaching Income

December 6, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder I can’t believe my friend Andrea J. Lee is giving away a copy of her WELL selling eBook for free. It’s a 300+ page eBook: “Multiple Streams of Coaching Income, The Future of Coaching is Now.” Get this: You don’t have to give your name or email. This isn’t a list. JUST a gift. But, please hurry because it’s available by download ONLY until Monday December 8, 2008, 9pm eastern/6 pm pacific. It would be just plain silly to let this awesome free gift go by! Go get it! “Multiple Streams of Coaching Income, The Future of Coaching is Now.”

Social Media with Curves – Your Final Chance for 2008

December 5, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder My good friend and colleague, Leesa Barnes, has pulled together a group of social media experts (yours truly included) for the final event of its kind in 2008. It’s a virtual event, and Leesa has priced it EXTREMELY low to keep it affordable. Plus, it’s virtual! All you need is your phone. Here is what Leesa had to say: “Are Women Changing the Social Media Landscape?” That’s the question I’m going to pose to a panel of social media and marketing experts over the phone on December 9 & 16, 2008 at 8pm EST (New York time). I’m inviting speakers from the 2009 Social Media Telesummit to weigh in on this single question: The women from the 2009 Social Media Telesummit will answer this question on December 9th. They will offer their opinions and feedback. The men from the 2009 Social Media Telesummit didn’t want to be… read more

Click To Client Now Podcasting!

December 5, 2008 - Posted by Shama Kabani

By: Shama Hyder As many of you have already noticed, there is a little box that says “listen now” under all blog posts. This is thanks to a great free wordpress plugin developed by Odiogo. It takes less than 5 minutes to setup, and will turn all your posts into podcasts. Go see the Click To Client Podcast page to get a feel for what it looks like. I think this is a tremendous service because it gives you (the readers!) just one more way of enjoying the content here. What I don’t like about it is the “robotic” voice. (For those readers who were surprised and disappointed by the voice, I apologize!). Odiogo is currently working at adding REAL male and female voices that I am sure will be more pleasant sounding. But, until then, it’s still a great time saving tool! UPDATE. 12. 25. 2008 – While some… read more

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