Social Media for Non-Geeks and Authors: Part 5
What Happens If You Do Nothing in the Social Media?
Part of what motivates me to continue to connect through the social media is my sheer love of what I do.
I consider my work as a medical intuitive healer to be my true soul calling.
The books that I write are my attempt to simplify much of what I have learned so that people all over the world can access this information so that they too can be happier and healthier.
The thought of not being able to do healing work, not being able to do medical intuitive readings, not being able to teach yoga or qi gong or not being able to write is simply out of the question for me.
These are my passions and why I believe I am alive at this particular point in time.
I want to succeed because it is my true soul longing to serve others with natural healing.
Over the past few years, I have observed friends and colleagues who are highly trained, highly experienced and absolute masters at what they do who have ended up losing their businesses in one form or fashion because they were simply out marketed by 25-year-olds with half their expertise.
In my work as a medical intuitive healer, you would be shocked to find out how much time I need to spend empowering my clients to work through their money issues because money issues keep you in survival mode.
Marketing – plain and simple, in my mind – is simply explaining to others how you can help them.
You have a bad back, I can help you with that.
You are depressed, I can help you with that.
You are exhausted, I can help you with that. I know because I have done all these things over and over and over again, helping countless clients overcome physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges that many thought might be the end of them.
If we fail to market, we don’t let others know how we can help them.
If the message doesn’t get delivered, we may never reach the people who truly need us.
Part of what we need to do now is deliver our message in tune with current vibration.
In healing work, we talk about the crucial importance of keeping up with current vibration.
The vibration of the entire planet is speeding up.
If you don’t believe me, just think about how your life was different 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago!
To be effective, everything – healing work and marketing work – must be in tune with the current vibration.
What worked 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago may or may not work today.
You can write the greatest book or be the most effective healer on the planet but if nobody knows how you can help them, what good is your talent?
It’s important that we constantly re-examine what is still working and what no longer serves us – whether that be thoughts or beliefs, healing practices or marketing methods.
For example, I have written a monthly newsletter in my business virtually every month every year since my early 30s.
Some months, I would spend two days just writing the newsletter and preparing all the photographs to go with each article.
Now my webmaster Greg Keesey advises to keep the newsletters short – one or two articles – because people spend so little time reading.
Gone are the days when newspaper or magazine ads had any impact. People don’t want to be advertised to – they want to form relationships and buy their goods and services from people they trust.
Let me give you a simple example.
My fiancé, Ken Holmes, just went out to buy an omelet pan.
While he was in a store, he looked online and read reviews about various pans.
He put back the pan he originally chose – based on peer reviews on Amazon.com – and purchased the one that was more highly recommended.
This is how we do things these days.
If someone comes to be my client, I can safely assume that they have done their homework through the internet, read my two Amazon No. 1 best selling books, looked at my testimonials, read my newsletter and possibly interacted with me through any one of the social media sites.
Through the social media, we can form virtual communities of like-minded people who hold similar values no matter where we live. That means we can expand our reach to millions of people all over the globe, sharing not only what we know but also learning from others and bringing their wisdom into our lives and business.
Ramajon Cogan, Tom Bird Publish Now Guru, (928) 514-1616, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Carrigan, Medical Intuitive Healer and Amazon No. 1 Best Selling Author of What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness and Unlimited Energy Now, 678-612-8816, email@example.com
Tom Bird, Writing Coach, (928) 203-0200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Keesey, Website Genius and All-Around Great Guy: (717) 819-1049, email@example.com
Scott D. Smith, SEO Guy in London: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Charlsen, Twitter Guru: (256) 432-4499, email@example.com
Denise Cassino, Amazon Marketing Genius: (303) 838-3399, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website where you can see how well you are doing on your social media: www.klout.com
Website where you can sign up to create a monthly newsletter: freeemailmarketing.solutions or http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp?pn=silverknightsolutionsllc
Website where you can take online courses to learn just about anything to do with computers: www.lynda.com
Artist who designs beautiful logos and book covers: Mynzah Osiris, (928) 239-9328, email@example.com
Jared Doles, Social Ally Dashboard: (480) 878-5947, firstname.lastname@example.org