Saturday, January 29, 2005

Welcome to my Blog

I am very excited to introduce this blog to you. It is designed to help you grow your business.

You are invited to post comments, ask questions regarding building your business and virtually anything that has to do with marketing and promotions.

Happy Blogging.....

Kathleen Gage
The Blogging Queen
www.kathleengage.com

17 comments:

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Anonymous said...

this is incredible!!!!
Thank you Kathleen you are the best!!

The Teddy Bear Lady said...

I am glad to be a part of this blog. I have used your Street Smarts methods for some time and they work.

The Teddy Bear Lady
Patricia Twitchell
www.justbearsandstuff.com

Kathleen Gage said...

Great resource for learning more about developing an Ezine. http://emailuniverse.com/ezine-tips/

Ezines (electronic newsletters) are a great way to create value for your market.

Kathleen Gage said...

Get free tips and ideas on marketing your business. Sign up for Street Smarts Marketing Ezine at www.kathleengage.com

Kathleen Gage said...

Susan Solomon
Attention, CEOs: It's Time to Blog

Old-school thinking demotes blogs to the domain of college students and frustrated authors battling writers block.

New-school thinking elevates blogging to a much different sphere of influence. Journalists have embraced blogging -- both authoring blogs as well as consulting them for sources.

And now blogging also has a place in the corporation -- in fact, it's actually good for business.

Get the full story.http://www.marketingprofs.com/5/solomon1.asp

Kathleen Gage said...

Today we rolled out our newest site www.streetsmartsmarketing.com

I am excited about this as it keeps the different divisions of my company in perspective.

There is the keynoting, training and consulting which is supported by www.kathleengage.com and the products that I make available at the www.streetsmartsmarketing.com site.

Kathleen Gage said...

How’s Your Internet Presence?

If you’ve been studying market trends you know that Internet use continues to rise. Not only are people using the Internet to gather information, they are using it to find businesses in their area such as dentists, hair salons, health clubs, restaurants and more. Additionally, people are buying more and more products right off the Internet. Some estimates are in the billions of dollars of annuals sales on the Net.

These are incredible numbers. Fact is, if you are not taking advantage of the buying habits of today’s consumer you are falling behind faster than you may imagine.

A great way to get your foot in the door of prospective clients and customers is to increase your visibility on the Internet. Not sure where to begin? You can start by submitting your URL (website address) to many of the free search engine submission services. Here is a great place to begin http://www.addme.com/

Kathleen Gage said...

Here is a list to get you started on posting your Ezine in orders for others to find it. Be sure to follow the instructions of each as they have them outlined. You will be more likely to get a listing if you do so.

http://www.myfavoriteezines.com
http://www.directoryofezines.com/
http://www.certificate.net/wwio/
http://www.netterweb.com
http://homeincome.com/writers-connection
http://www.cumuli.com/ezine/

Kathleen Gage said...

Learn about AdWords and what they can do to increase traffic to your site

http://the-real-truth.net/google-adwords.html

Phillip said...

Hi Kathleen,

I see you mention Ezine Publishing and resources for those looking to possibly expand their business exposure.

There are many 'how to' ebooks and courses that seem to dominate the field.

However, I'm a firm believer that many of these resources lack a personal touch ... someone you may write to, ask questions of, someone to show you how, someone to get comments or suggestions from.

If anyone should be interested in this, please contact me here: phillipfullerATearthlink.net

It DOES require 'homework' and is fairly short ... four weeks. One lesson per day, Monday through Friday

Thanks

Phillip

P.S. Yes, I publish an ezine for profit. I've been publishing 4 + years now :)

Kathleen Gage said...

Hi Phillip,

I would be interested to learn more about what you do. What is your web address and where do I get a sample of your Ezine?

Kathleen

Kathleen Gage said...

Putting the finishing touches on my newest E-product - Street Smarts
Making Money with the Internet
The No Hype, No Bull Formula to Greater Revenues, Better Leads and More Sales Using the Power of the Internet to grow your business.

I am very excited about this hitting the market in that daily I talk to people who are really confused on their marketing and how the Internet works in all of this. With what I have put into the program people will have so many of their questions answered. Best of all, if they really take time to read the information they can save literally thousands of dollars in mistakes. And that makes me feel really good.

If you have a Blog and want to post it, I found a great place to do that. http://pingomatic.com/ When you sign on, simply click off all the boxes, put your blog name and location and submit. It's that easy.

Happy Blogging,
Kathleen Gage

Phillip said...

Hi Kathleen,

You write:

I would be interested to learn more about what you do. What is your web address and where do I get a sample of your Ezine?

1.) I have two websites http://ebizprofits4u.com and http://letsdobusinesstogether.com

ebizprofits4u is the website I promote most

letsdobusinesstogether is a 'self help' (motivation, goal setting, etc.) site. It's pretty 'plain' right now and could stand a few more graphics for eye appeal. I'm having a friend help me develop it into a Post Nuke site (which is a content management system)

2.) To view an issue of my ezine online:
http://quikonnex.com/channel/page/ebizprofits4u-advertising

I also publish on a Quikonnex channel:

http://www.quikonnex.com/channel/page/ebizprofits4u

ALL visitors are welcome to make comments, state a different view, or make suggestions :)

Phillip

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I tend to think this is one of my better articles, but I may be biased :)

The Sit Back And Do Nothing Approach To Marketing

http://quikonnex.com/channel/link.php?id=4520

Kathleen Gage said...

Phillip,

Excellent article and great website. I am going to put a link on the links page for www.streetsmartsmarketing.com. I will send the information to my webmaster.

Kathleen

Kathleen Gage said...

Promoting a business, product, service or person is an ongoing process. Amazing how many people want visibility but are not willing to do what it takes to be noticed. At times, you have to be a self promoter. The following press release will give you a great understanding of what I have done to gain the visibility I enjoy. It is being distributed all over the Internet. In a future posting I will put a list of places you can submit your own releases for maximum exposure.

Kathleen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen Gage
801.619.1514

Long Before the Popularity of ‘The Apprentice’ Kathleen Gage Was Teaching Business Owners How to Be Street Smarts

February 9, 2005 – Salt Lake City, UT - Before water cooler discussions about Street Smarts vs Book Smarts began, award winning entrepreneur, professional speaker and author, Kathleen Gage applied her own business street smarts to create “Street Smarts Marketing and Promotions, Success Secrets to Market A Small Business on a Limited Budget.©”

Gage developed ‘Street Smarts’ to respond to the market need of small and home based businesses looking for creative, low cost and no cost strategies to market their businesses in extremely effective ways. “Streets Smarts Marketing and Promotions” contains countless secrets on how to quickly and easily promote a business, gain visibility, learn how to identify customers and markets, stretch marketing dollars, creatively position a company, gain massive amounts of visibility within the targeted market and develop a smooth-running PR machine.

“Kathleen has a common sense, easy to understand and apply approach to marketing for small businesses. I am convinced it has been the saving grace for our company in the last year,” says Patricia Twitchell, Owner, Just Bears and Stuff, Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

Street Smarts Marketing and Promotions was introduced to the market in 2003 as a multi media program. Staying ahead of trends and marketing demand, Gage now offers her program at www.streetsmartsmarketing.com as an E-product. This has made the already reasonably priced program even more affordable to small and home based businesses who want high return information and strategies for their investment.

Kathleen Gage is the author of several books, multi media programs and E-Products on marketing, promotions and sales. She is recognized at the top home based business for 2004 in the state of Utah. As an award winning speaker she has keynoted at conferences and conventions throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.kathleengage.com and www.streetsmartsmarketing.com for further information.
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Kathleen Gage is available for interviews. For full online media kit visit: http://www.kathleengage.com/pressroom.htm