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#PMInc Guest Author: Raven Starr

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Taking Care Of You: Self-Love.

Hello out there in the ethereal realm I call the internet. My name is Raven Starr and I am so pleased to be able to share how and why I take care of myself. I personally think we should all learn self-love and how wonderful it is to take care of yourself. Life is full of stress and even though we all try to grin and bear it, it builds with each passing day. A few years back I was fighting chronic pain, I had so many doctors and all they wanted to do was push pills down my throat, and at first I agreed because you know I’m not a doctor, but the drugs never made me feel better. I was lost in a cycle of pain and depression with no visible way out.  On the outside, I looked healthy but it’s totally different on the inside. It would bother me when people would stare at me with suspicion in their eyes it all made me feel terrible about myself.

Our culture has been built upon on our faces, just because we can smile doesn’t mean we always want to. So, for years I thought if I was smiling, I was happy or seemed to, but I wasn’t. I had to learn to love me on the inside. Figuring out how to self-love yourself from a place of love and not ego takes a strength that will test you at every turn.

One day when I woke up feeling the same pain, I decided not to hide it but to deal with it. Not everything that I’ve gone through in my life has been physical I suffer from some intense mental trauma as well, but instead of taking a lot of pills I decided to do what I felt was best for me. Little by little I started to learn how to do things for myself like I would buy some face treatments and new nail polish and have a spa day. Or I would order something new, believe me it took a long time to accept the fact I deserved to do something for myself.

What do you indulge in?

There are so many options to choose from when thinking about doing special for yourself doesn’t have to cost money. I love walking in nature, when I’m outside listening to the birds I feel at peace. I take my shoes off and allow the earth’s energies surge from the soles of my feet. My point is there’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself inside and out and do it for you because you deserve it.

 

I want to thank, Dee, for thinking about me to guest blog here today and please check out my latest book, ‘Daughters of the Night’ by Raven Starr on Amazon. Thanks again.

 

‘Daughters of the Night’ by Raven Starr

THE ERINYES

Here is a story of three. Sisters of mythology are thee. From one story to the last enjoy the words and the atmosphere, in the dark, these three do watch, so be careful of the sins you create of death will be your fate.

 

"Each story is like a surprisingly twisted Chinese meal, with each story is like a succulent bite into the profound and morbid that both pleases and leaves you hungry for the next story. A set of three stories that you may want to consume again and again, just not in a dark room." 5 stars

 

 

 

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Valid Only Until August 31st

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Pamela S Thibodeaux

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Pamela, welcome to PM Inc's Blogger, we are happy to have you here. Please tell us a little about yourself?

Thank you so much for having me!

I am a mother, grandmother and in my day job, a Licensed Insurance Agent. I sell home, life and Medicare Insurance. I’ve been writing for nearly 40 yrs. and published for 20+.

What do you find is the hardest part about writing and promoting yourself?
Finding the time to write consistently and the money to market/promote effectively.

What do you do to unwind? 

READ. Mostly. I also like to camp and fish, walk and dance. Sit with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and bask in nature – whether that is at home, on a beach or in the mountains. My favorite place in the whole world to visit is Bandera, Texas.

How do you make time for 'You'?

By doing those things mentioned above, even if that means leaving the computer behind – which I have been known to do for a long weekend.

I noticed that you are an author, editor, promotions expert, speaker and life coach, how do you keep up with yourself? 

Who says I do? LOL! Seriously the thing that helps me juggle everything is being organized. I have a monthly planner & a ‘To Do’ pad on my desk and I use them  faithfully!

Do you enjoy writing articles or books more?
I simply enjoy writing. Articles for a local publication are quick, easy and pay well. Short stories are also quick and relatively easy to write but not always quick to sell. I write the blog posts for the company I work for. I just love to write! Give me a topic or an interview candidate and I enjoy gathering what I need and presenting it in a fun yet informative way.

Do you have a preferred genre?
I write Edgy Inspirational but read just about anything Romance. I also read a lot of spiritual non-fiction.

Audio books, love them or hate them? Do you feel that they do your stories justice? 

I enjoy audio books on occasion. If done well, an audio book is the perfect way to reach broader audiences. I recently had my first published novel, Tempered Hearts released in audio and I’m as thrilled with it as I am with any new book or any previously published work I re-release in a new venue. Audio books are beginning to garner larger and larger pieces of the overall publishing pie so I would never disparage an author having their book(s) done in audio.

Pamela, I personally must say how impressed I am at the mention of God and Blessings on both your site and emails. Did you have a personal experience you wanted to share?

I began writing in 1982 – romance; plain and simple romance. In 1989 I recommitted my life to Christ and committed my writing to Him. My faith is what has pulled me through some of the toughest times in my life, including my husband’s death 10 yrs. ago. I am nothing without my faith….well I wouldn’t say ‘nothing’ but so much stronger, more patient and more loving when I stay connected to the source of Love – for me that’s God.

Thank you once again for being here with us today and we look forward to having you back during the month long 11th Anniversary Celebration here at Personalized Marketing Inc. 

Thank you so much for having me and CONGRATULATIONS on your 11-year Anniversary! I certainly wish you the best of luck and God’s blessings for another successful 11 yrs and many more after that!

 

Make sure to visit Pamela at her website http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com/

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PM Inc Anniversary Giveaway Winner & Blog Topic: Moving Your Website

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We want to thank everyone that participated in the event! Hard to believe that the month-long celebration is over... It has been an amazing and wonderful journey! We look forward to providing you with customized services for another 10 Years! 

 

Now back to our Monthly Blog!

This week we are going to discuss moving your website... 

You might wonder why you would want to move your website in the first place... There are a few main reasons...

  1. You may have outgrown your hosting account
  2. You might have found a better web host elsewhere
  3. You may want additional services
  4. You decided to do a WordPress site and need optimized hosting
  5. You want a domain name that is all about you

Whatever your reason for wanting to move your website or blog, there are a few variables to consider.

Is the domain name with your current provider or a different register? 

Knowing where your domain name is registered if they allow you to edit the DNS and how long the process takes on their end are important things to know. If you are moving your domain name to the new provider, you have to allow time for the domain name changes to populate. Some only take a few hours while others can take up to 7 business days. If the domain is hosted elsewhere, you will also want to know if you have to purchase a primary domain for the hosting account.

Do you have more than one website to move?

If so, are they small or large websites? One may assume that their website is small until they get inside the filing system, suddenly that relatively small site is much larger than expected. WordPress websites, for example, can often have anywhere from 3 to 12 copies of the same image just in different sizes. Plugins also have their own folders, their own files and sometimes those files can get rather large. It's better to check and make sure that you know exactly what you need before making the move.

Many of the hosting companies now offer services to move your website for you and some even have temporary domains so you can check the site out before starting the DNS changes.

Do you have a 3rd party backup of the website?

This one is a big one... Once you leave your current hosting provider, you may no longer have access to any backups on their server. It is important to have a 3rd party or location backup of your site. You may also find that with some hosting providers they have a standard cPanel and others have something completely different. Then there are managed WordPress sites and those that are not, different providers can have different names inside the WordPress Database.

Customer Service?

Not all hosting companies provide an 800 number for consumers to call for support and some charge for those calls. Knowing what type of support system you need is also important. You may find yourself facing a major problem and emailed support alone is not enough. Remember, you get what you pay for ... the same is especially true for website hosting.

As you may have noticed, Personalized Marketing Inc no longer offers website hosting. We decided it was better for you the client for us to offer a variety of hosting packages instead of just one. The companies we list on our affiliate page not only meet technical requirements but they also have excellent customer service.

 

Make A Plan! 

The best advice we can offer to you is 'Make A Plan' to move your website. Write down your requirements, check out the providers and set a date to start. Just because you plan on moving your site on say Saturday, does not mean that it will be done by Sunday morning. So know your stats, inform your visitors, and plan ahead. If the hosting company says it will take 24 - 72 hours, plan on it taking 72 - 96 hours. Give yourself the extra time, that way if it does only take 12 hours, then you have extra time to check things out. If it does take 96 hours (4 days), then you have planned for that and do not feel overwhelmed by the option.

 

Still Unsure? Hire An Expert! 

Your website is your official home on the web. It is the storefront to you and your products. It is where you tell people about what's going on and where. If you are overwhelmed by all the steps, the information from different providers and just do not want to chance losing anything... hire someone. It is better to pay an expert to make sure there are copies, move your website, adjust your DNS, and error check the site; then to either stress out about it or worse have something go wrong and cost a lot more.

 

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Happy Labor Day from #PMInc

#PMInc Month-Long Anniversary Final Day

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  1. First … Thank you to our Amazing Clients for without you we would not be here today.
  2. Secondly …Thank you to everyone that has participated in the event!
  3. Third … Today is the final day to enter the drawing for the #PMInc #Anniversary #Gift – Winner Announced Next Week!

Today’s Post Is Going To Be Short & Sweet

We have covered a variety of topics this month … Websites, Hosting, SSL, SEO, Emails, Marketing, and of course scheduling; each one an essential extension of the others. You cannot have a good website without a great hosting service. Your fabulous new site cannot be found without SEO, SEM, and Marketing. Your email campaigns, website, and social media networks rely on marketing. None of these would be possible without scheduling the time to do them.

Being online, at a brick-and-mortar location, operating from a Kiosk, or any way you can have a business or product to offer, means you have to consider how each element affects the other. If you have a fabulous website, awesome product and good hosting, but you do not have SEO or Marketing, how will people find you? Or if they can find you and the hosting is not the best option, will they wait on your site to load or leave to buy the item elsewhere? Maybe you have everything but forgot that all-important SSL, did you know that some sites cannot be viewed on a mobile device without one?

Having the right package is more than just checking the boxes of the items you want, it is also making sure that you have the items you need. Catering or personalizing a package for a client is more than just going “Yes, we can do that” it’s also evaluating and pointing out what YOU might also “NEED”.

Happy Labor Day from #PMInc

As for the Holiday Weekend…
Put what matters to you first, enjoy time with family and friends… we are! 
I can guarantee that the work will be waiting when you return.

See you on Tuesday… Happy Labor Day! 

 

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Thank YOU, Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary

Thank YOU – PM Inc’s 10th Anniversary

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Thank YOU, Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary

 

It’s interesting when you get to celebrate your actual birthday and your company’s anniversary at the same time. You find yourself thinking about what is important to both you and the business. What core values you have for your own life and how does that compare to the company you run. We are finishing up the Month-Long Anniversary Party and I want to thank each person who has been involved with it. I also want to send a special thank you to God, my family, our clients, and Cindy, because each one is the only reason we have made it for 10 years.

As you may know, I recently went back to College to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I must say even though I have only been taking classes for a few short weeks, it has been enlightening. It has also reiterated Personalized Marketing Inc’s statement, “Providing Customized Services Based On Your Needs”. It has also brought focus to YOU. Personalized Marketing Inc has always been a transparent company and the services we offer are built on the clients. We also believe in going above and beyond for those we work with, which yes does often mean learning something new to help satisfy the needs of the client or reaching out to others when needed. 

10 years ago, this summer, Personalized Marketing Inc opened its doors, not because it was planned but because the need existed. I had been asked by friends for help with their marketing needs. Which then later prompted the opening of Personalized Marketing & Promotions. We are based on our clients, our service and want to continue helping those who need it. We have evolved from doing basic marketing items and small websites; to creating full scale marketing packages and beautiful eCommerce sites. In the beginning, we marketed the company as much as we did our clients. Now, we market the clients more than the company itself. Is this the corporate way to do it? Nope, but it is the right way to do business. We have a choice as a service provider to either remember who we work with or to pay attention to that “bottom line”. Being in customer service (yes, that is what we are) we must always remember who’s important, YOU

Today’s blog is supposed to be about marketing, and well some of this post was about it… But more importantly, it is about YOU. We want you to know that no matter what service we offer, no matter if we do it ourselves or find someone who can, we want YOU to know that we value your trust and are honored you chose us to help.

 

We will get back to Marketing next week for the final Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary Blog Post. 

There are only a few days to enter the drawing… 
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Marketing – #PMInc 10 Year Anniversary

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Welcome to Weeks 3 & 4 of the Month-Long 10th Anniversary Party. The discount for Week 3 & 4 is Marketing, so is the topic for the blog.  Today, you cannot afford to not have marketing, there are hundreds of thousands of other sites and just putting out quality content is not enough. 

Organic Marketing is more than just putting a few ads up and hoping that people find you. It takes dedication and time to create real organic growth, it takes knowing who your target niche is and what they are interested in. You also must keep at it, you cannot post occasionally and expect the same outcome as being dedicated. 

Just as with the Personalized Marketing Inc blogs, when the Real Marketing for Organic Growth blogs turned a year old, we informed readers to expect change. When we began the month-long anniversary party, we let readers know that the blogs would be more frequent for the month. You have to keep your readers and fans updated but then you also have to stick to what you said. 

There are some great tools for keeping you on track, helping you to share your thoughts, and ultimately finding out the much-needed information for your target audience. Marketing is not a short walk or an espresso shot, it is a long distance, full-bodied, vacuum pressed pot of quality coffee and time.

 

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Marketing Special

  • 10% off 1 Month
  • 15% off 3 Months

Do not forget to register for the drawing for a special gift between August 24th and August 31st 

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SEO – Personalized Marketing Inc 10 Year Anniversary

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You are a “Needle in the haystack”
SEO helps the Search Engines list you and for us to find you.

What is SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the use of keywords, images, meta tags, links and content that search engines use to determine your ranking. SEO is also website submission to those Search Engines and the use of Marketing. Think of SEO as a roadmap, maps tell us which turns to make to get to a destination. Search Engines tell users what destination to take based on their search.

Why is SEO important

SEO is important because if you do not have it, then you will rank low on the Search Engines. If people cannot find you or they do not know who you are but are looking for what you offer, and you are not listed within the first couple pages, then they are likely to go elsewhere. SEO not only leads to new people finding you it also helps your current followers know where all they can find you.

How come SEO takes so long?

Search Engine Optimization is not a short burst of activity, it takes time and dedication to get ranked, it takes time for the Search Engines to populate changes. Yes, there are ways you can ‘pay’ to be ranked rapidly at the top of a Search Engine, however, when you stop paying to be there, without the right efforts, you will fade from the top pages of the search. SEO if done right takes time, it takes making sure that your basics are covered, such as image names. When you put a new image up are you taking the time to name it something relevant, are you giving it a title? The same can be said for links and content, is it relevant to the page name, did you add those all important ‘headers’? Headers, bolding and italicizing are not just there for looks, they not only grab the readers attention, but they also tell the search engines information as well.

Week 2 – 10 Year Anniversary Special 
*August 10th – 17th* 

SEO Special (Includes Business Site Submission) 

  • Order 5 Months get the 6th month free

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Hosting … Does It Really Matter?

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Old and New – Hosting Then and Now

To see what is best for the clients, we must see what is best for the company as well. As with our new look, we did an “out with the old, in with the new” concerning the design and primary services. We have always offered customized services and will continue to do so, however, we needed to find a better way to give you what you need. Think about your website hosting, maybe you do not have one yet and are looking at some options. Now, think about when you go buy a car or computer, you not only look at the brand name but also the value of your dollar. Sure, there are hosting companies that seem to offer packages that look like you are paying literally pennies per dollar when in reality you are giving up critical elements.

Website hosting today is shared hosting, which essentially means that your site and potentially hundreds of others are all using the same server (shoving more files into an already cramped drawer). Shared hosting is not a bad thing, but you want to use a company that offers packages where you have fewer sites on one server. You also want a company that offers backups, CDN, Firewalls, SSL, Emails, and set up for the type of website you want. Your website is your “Online Presence, Your Storefront, Your Point of Contact” it should be hosted where it can really shine and not be bogged down by overloaded resources. 

Is It Worth You?

Which then comes in companies like Personalized Marketing Inc, we do website designs, we also do website support, we also pay attention to the fine print on hosting options. We want to know if the service we recommend is actually worth its bottom dollar or if you will be paying for substandard quality. We also want to know what their customer service is like? Do you talk to a machine or wait days for a response? Do you find yourself waiting on the phone for hours only to get someone ‘reading a screen’? Many sites have ‘buy this and get that’, is the ‘this’ worth the ‘that’? (Sorry, spiraling for a moment there)

You will notice that we do not have many hosting companies listed on Personalized Marketing Inc. Either we have not tested the other company, or we have and found that it’s not the best solution for us or our clients. Providing customized services means that you personalize them to each person or organization. It also means that you do the homework and if you find something better, you let the client know.

A Decade Later

No, we did not go into this offering everything that we do. What we did, however, was talk to the client, find out what they needed, figured out the best way to do it, then offered it to them. If we cannot provide, we find somewhere else that can. We want you to be happy with your services, we want each client to be successful in their ventures, we also know that times change and so must Personalized Marketing Inc.

Just like with our original name, Personalized Marketing & Promotions, we realized that to offer the best services possible, we had to rethink how we provided them. What areas were best suited and which services had to go. Personalized Marketing Inc offers many of the original services, but some things were dropped. Why? Because there was a better company, it required a skillset we did not have on staff, or it was a ‘fluff’ product. Take website development, yes, we can and have done Joomla, Drupal, even Ruby on Rails. We no longer offer support or builds for Ruby. Why? Because there are developers out there that do it better and all the time. It’s a part of putting YOU first and being a transparent company.

Update

One thing that I have done to improve the level of services we offer is return to the University of Phoenix for my M.B.A with a concentration in marketing. Why? Because times have changed, and everyone needs to be refreshed or learn what’s new out there. Our Manager Cindy lives and breathes business administration, she also loves editing and is a killer designer (see the Main Chess Pieces Slide on site). I look forward to great things coming from her and the skills she offers our clients.

We are still working on the Real Marketing for Organic Growth workbook. The process is taking a bit longer than originally planned but we feel that is a good thing since you should get more benefit from it. I also do not want to rush it and am trying to make sure that the topics requested are being covered.  

 

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PM Inc 10 Years Drawing Entry

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Welcome to the Personalized Marketing Inc’s new site and month-long anniversary party! Each week we are offering a different special and one big surprise during the final week! So, make sure to check back each week to take advantage of each new gift from us to you!

 

Week 1:

To kick start the event, August 1st to August 10th we are offering 10% off the following items!

1)  Website Design

  • You get to choose between 10% Off Total Cost

or

  • Free Domain Name Registration + 1 Month Hosting*

 

2)  One Social Network Design

  • Pick from either Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

 

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If you choose one of our affiliate hosting companies, please let us know so we can keep an eye out and apply the 10% discount elsewhere.

  

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