Archive | April, 2013

Considerations For Responding to Shout Outs on Empire Avenue

25 Apr

Every action taken in response to a shout out should be something to either improve a relationship or cut off a possible relationship with someone on EmpireAvenue.com.

For each shout out on my wall I try to do the following:

  1. Respond. Respond to everyone who left a shout out on my wall.
  2. Thumbs Up. This way I know I reviewed their shout out.It also lets them know I appreciate that they left a shout out.
  3. Visit. When appropriate click through to review the profile of the person who left the shout out. I should also look to read their bio.
  4. Mute. Anytime I visit someone’s
    Eric at Empire Avenue Event

    Eric at Empire Avenue Event (Photo credit: ThePitcher)

    page I should consider muting them. If they offer services that I 100% disagree with, then I mute them. This prevents me from having excess noise while in EmpireAvenue.com.

  5. Invest. Consider investing in the individual. If the individual is someone that I want to have a close relationship with, then I really should invest in them.
  6. Interests. Look for common interests. What can I tell them so that they remember me? How can we work together?
  7. Contacts. Consider adding as a friend on Facebook or adding to Google + circles.
  8. Provide information. Decide what information I should include in a shout out to them. Is there some call for action that I need to ask them to take? Is there some thing I need to tell them?
  9. Learn. What can I learn from them?

Leave a comment on how you handle shout outs differently. What other things should I consider when answering shout outs?

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9 Things You Can Do For Me That Will Also Benefit You

24 Apr

To be successful in EmpireAvenue.com you need to let people know how they can help you and WHY that is in their best interest. I am easy to work with, so if you are as well we can go far together.  Here is a list of things that I can ask people to do for me and why they should do it for me. Feel free to copy and paste all this data and plug in your details.

  1. Join EmpireAvenue. If you join for FREE using the link I have provided I will be credited (4000e) for your joining and you will also receive an additional amount of eaves.
  2. Endorse. Endorse my blog and I will review to endorse yours in return.
  3. Community. Join my community Social Mavens. The goal of Social Mavens is #1 networking, #2 empire avenue tips and tricks, #3 have fun.
  4. Connect on Facebook and I will friend you back.
  5. Google +. Circle each other.
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    Image via CrunchBase

    Blogs. Share each other’s blogs. Endorse each other’s blog.

  7. Share my content. If you enjoy my content please share it to one or more social networks using the share buttons below. Likes and Pluses are appreciated. Feel free to circle me on Google + or Facebook and ask me any questions the
  8. Steal my content. Feel free to copy and use anything that I post if it can help you with EmpireAvenue.com or anything else.  When people benefit from something I did it makes me feel good. I do not need anyone to give me credit for anything that I wrote up. Of course if I quote someone else you should attribute thoughts to that person.
  9. Shout out to me. When you shout out you can let me know if you have done any of the above so that I can reciprocate. Also anytime you shout out to me it helps your score on EmpireAvenue.

Why I’m A Liberal Feminist: I Was Raised Catholic, Any Questions?

20 Apr

Why I’m A Liberal Feminist: I Was Raised Catholic, Any Questions?.

30 Top Communities in EmpireAvenue.com for Tips. Part III (O to Z)

18 Apr
Empire Avenue: Facebook Fan Page Request for P...

Empire Avenue: Facebook Fan Page Request for Permission (Photo credit: kristiewells)

This is a continuation of descriptions of communities on EmpireAvenue.com. For 20 other EmpireAvenue.com communities check my prior two posts.

My community Social Mavens is just starting. The goal of Social Mavens is #1 networking, #2 empire avenue tips and tricks, #3 have fun.

Items in quotes are how the community describes itself.

The following communities are all very inactive. But, you might want to check one or more out based on the subject matter or to find people with similar interests:

  1. REDDIT Industries (37 members) “For users, lurkers, and trolls of Reddit.com.” Pretty inactive.
  2. Simply WordPress (147 members)  “WordPress guru’s please stand up… Even if you’re just thinking about WordPress you’re welcome to join in. Bloggers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and the curious.”
  3. Pinterest. (157 members) “This community is for anyone who uses Pinterest or is curious about how this addictive social site can grow your social network or benefit your brand.”
  4. Pinterest. (63members)
  5. Pinterest, PinnOpps & MikeLike. (137 members)
  6. Social Mavens (3 members) I just formed it.
  7. tumblr (155 members) For [worldwide] fans of the NYC-based microblogging service.
  8. Twitter (1345 Members) “A Community Group for everyone with a Twitter account!”
  9. Web Development (350 members)  This is a community for all Web Developers. Large & small, meak & mighty… Networking, news-sharing, job seeking and recruiting,
  10. Zods Army (237 members) Membership requested.

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30 Top Communities in EmpireAvenue.com for Tips. Part II (F to N)

16 Apr
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This is a continuation of descriptions of communities on EmpireAvenue.com.

I will provide the Name of the community a link to the community and a sentence or two describing the community. I am covering them in Alphabetic order. Except for one community – my community Social Mavens. I am doing this because 97% of the communities lack content and this will make it easier for you to find excellent content.

Items in quotes are how the community describes itself.

  1. Facebook Business (60 members) A place to share business pages with other operators of Facebook business pages.
  2. Flickr Avenue (595 members) “A place on the Avenue for Flickr fans to connect.”
  3. Google (127 members) Find people to circle on Google +.
  4. Google (718 members) Fairly active community. “Find others to connect with on Google+ and discuss its features!”
  5. Instagram 2.0 (322 members) Instagram users on EmpireAvenue.com.
  6. Kim’s Group (100 members) I requested to join this private community.
  7. LinkedIn (331 members) “This group is for those interested in what LinkedIn does and how it helps your network. There are “pinned” topics specified for common posts such as listing your LinkedIn url, a topic for new member greetings and a place to chit-chat.”
  8. Mission Control (240 members) Request to join sent. “Mission Control is… A community to enjoy and have fun, while building lasting relationships on the Avenue and beyond! MISC is open to everyone. Simply request to join and we will send you your invite.”
  9. Missionistas (451 Members) I sent a request to join. “The Missionista community is a “Fair Trade” community of people who always endeavour to fully complete missions according to the mission owners written requests. This community was initially created to reward people who had been actively”
  10. Network Marketing (72 Members) “An open forum for like minded professional networkers to share with and learn from one another.”If you have any suggestions for Facebook groups please make them in the comments. Those will be featured in a future post.

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30 Top Communities in EmpireAvenue.com for Tips. Part I (A to F)

15 Apr
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The interface for finding communities on EmpireAvenue.com leaves much to be desired. I decided to work my way through the list of 3500 or so communities so that I could point out the top 1% of communities discussing EmpireAvenue.com tips. In this series I will outline the best communities that you should join in EmpireAvenue.com. I ignored the 97% of the communities that had 5 or less members. A future series will look at EmpireAvenue.com communities on Facebook.

I also avoided most of the interest groups (people who raise chickens in their back yards, etc.).  This series is intended to provide a brief introduction to communities that I found that have value. I spent hours to find communities that I wanted to interact with. Once you join a handful of communities you will see their value.

I will provide the name of the community a link to the community the current number of members and a sentence or two describing the community. I am covering them in Alphabetic order. Except for one community – my community Social Mavens.

Items in quotes are how the community describes itself.

  1. Art (e)JONAK “200 Share” Private Investing Club (1335 members) To join this community you have to already own 200 shares in JONAK. “Find Empire Avenue tips, networking with influencers, and ‘timely’ hot stock picks inside.” Mostly this community discusses new available stocks to purchase.
  2. Buy Me (1584 members)  “This is a place to ask people to buy you, to do stock swaps, to endorse your blogs, to connect with you on other networks. Self promotion is encouraged, but be smart about it. Being excessive is frowned upon.”
  3. EAv Gangstas (378 members) This is a great very active group. It delivers on it’s promise of being a, “Super Friendly Community aiming to Boost your Experience and Performances on Empire Avenue in Record Times while having Fun!”
  4. Empire Avenue General Discussion (234 members) “This is a community for discussing Empire Avenue related-anything with passionate Empire Avenue community members and staff.” The CEO is in there regularly and is open to answering any questions.
  5. Empire Avenue Tips, Touts & Tutorials – (Requested to join)
  6. Empire Avenue on 10 Minutes a Day Plan (64 members) Run by Kitty Hawk who provided excellent advice to me in a shout out. The community says, “Had problems getting EA to work for you, well don’t fret. I guarantee it will, have to carefully follow directions.”
  7. Empire Avenue and Social Media Tips for Business FB Group by (e)cyndeehaydon and (e)michaelqtodd (343 members) Join and read the top five posts that are pinned at the top. After that there is nothing to see.
  8. Endorsements Hut (174 members) “Need endorsements for your blogs ? Just list down your blogs… If you are looking for ways to increase your Empire Avenue activity, check out the members list and start endorsing their blogs :)”
  9. Facebook (167 members) A place to find people who want to add friends on Facebook.
  10. Facebook (565 members)

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11 Tips for Empire Avenue Beginners

15 Apr

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Wealth

Wealth (Photo credit: alexjtam)

Some Basic Advice for Beginners Here

  1. Use a profile picture. The picture on the right caught you eye, didn’t it? See pictures work. Use them.
  2. Buy stocks based on a strategy. Later I will outline many strategies in an article. For now know that you need a strategy. Research options. Many empire Avenue people have outlines strategies.
  3. Focus on increased wealth. At some point you will want to spend money by sending people on missions. But, it takes time to build wealth unless you break open your piggy bank. Once you have wealth you can grow more wealth.
  4. Understand missions before creating them. Look at missions to see what you think are good and bad about them. This can help you create good missions down the road. Keep a document with things you see other missions performing well so that you can copy what they do.
  5. Learn from your mistakes. You will overspend on some stocks. You will accept a mission you can’t complete. You will make many other mistakes.
  6. Ask questions. There are many helpful people on the Avenue.
  7. Join communities. Many of your questions are already answered there. There are communities on Facebook for Empire Avenue and there are also communities within Empire Avenue itself.
  8. Create a daily “to do” list. Every day you should do some things. Create  a list of must do and things that you will do if you have time. I will publish an article with my to do list.
  9. Read about Empire Avenue. There are many blogs that discuss Empire Avenue. Read several of them and you will obtain a wealth of information about Empire Avenue.
  10. Interact with people in Empire Avenue. Find people who have similar interests. People who are willing to work with you. People whose content you like and who also like your content. These are the people who can help you grow and who you can help grow. Because they are part of Empire Avenue they are also more likely to engage with you.
  11. Reciprocity. When someone from Empire Avenue engages with you make sure to engage back with them. This will put the ball back in their court. If they reciprocate back again, then it could be the start of a long helpful relationship for both sides.

OK. There are many other helpful tips. But, that is enough for now. We will cover more ground in upcoming posts.

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