30 Tips, Tricks & Tools to Save You Time with Social Media and Blogging

Ashley Coombe has written a new book. 30 Tips, Tricks & Tools to Save You Time with Social Media and Blogging, that’s packed with resources and personality.

30-tips-tricks-toolsShe mentions in the introduction that the book came about after giving a presentation, Advanced Social Media: 30 Tricks & Tools to Save You Time, at Affiliate Summit West 2015. That session was very well received, so much so that it was one of the highest rated sessions of the dozens that took place at the conference.

I really liked 30 Tips, Tricks & Tools to Save You Time with Social Media and Blogging, because it was filled with lots of useful resources I didn’t previously know about, and also it was a super quick read, so I was able to go through it quickly and get on to checking out the tips, tricks, and tools that Ashley had shared.

Also, the book is written in the fun style that is Ashley’s voice, and that makes an enjoyable read from what could have been a dry, boring presentation of social media and blogging strategies and tools.

Enter to Win the Robert Cialdini Scarcity Sweepstakes

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini is one of my favorite business books, so I am giving away some copies.

The book is the #1 best seller on Amazon in Marketing & Consumer Behavior.

I first read Influence about 15 years ago, and we booked Dr. Cialdini to keynote Affiliate Summit West 2010. I would recommend any marketer or business person in general read this book.

Influence details six universal principles of social influence:

  • Reciprocation
  • Scarcity
  • Authority
  • Consistency
  • Consensus
  • Friendship/Liking

There are only five copies of the book available in the Robert Cialdini Scarcity Sweepstakes, so enter now for your chance to win Influence.

Digital Strategy Insights Podcast with Sarah Bundy

Sarah Bundy, founder and CEO of All Inclusive Marketing, has launched a new podcast called Digital Strategy Insights.

Sarah Bundy

Sarah will be interviewing folks in search, social and digital marketing for the podcast.

I had the privilege of being the first guest, and we chatted about the origin of Affiliate Summit, and what’s going on lately with the conference.

Listen to the first episode of Digital Strategy Insights.

The Journey I Took to be an Entrepreneur

I was just watching a video from a presentation I gave at David Vogelpohl’s AUSOME meetup at Capital Factory in Austin, TX, and I realized I never shared it.


I talked about how going through two tough times in less than a year became the catalyst for me to go out and live the life I wanted to live.

Plenty of people start their journey as an entrepreneur, because they just have it in their gut. I was trying to be satisfied with working in a cubicle for somebody else.

I was never satisfied with it, though. But it took a couple shitty days to make me brutally aware that fear of failure is nothing compared to waking up one day and realizing that you tolerated life, instead of living it.

One of the people in the audience was uphappy about the lack of practical advice I shared, and she posted a review about it. Looking back, she never did respond to my comment on her blog post.

No sleep was lost.

Slides: Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery

Thanks to David and the Marketing Clique crew for having me at the meetup.

SumoMe is My Favorite WordPress Plugin Right Now

SumoMe is a fantastic plugin that has a variety of useful applications for marketers using WordPress.

I give this two thumbs up

I think to refer to SumoMe as a mere plugin is a disservice, because it’s a suite of powerful tools.

At the core of SumoMe are a number of add-ons for a blog to grow an email list, and they integrate with the major email solution providers.

But there are also a few options to enhance sharing, as well as content analytics and a heat map to measure visitor behavior and activity.

Plus, it’s free (there are some optional paid upgrades, many of which I’d gotten, because they are that good).

SumoMe.com is latest project from Noah Kagan, who will be a keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2015, taking place January 18-20, 2015 in Las Vegas.