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13th Anniversary

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Can you believe it has been 13 years since Personalized Marketing Inc opened its doors? I opened them and I know I can’t! On a personal note, my first book was released 16 years ago … which was the unknown start to #PMInc. Originally, I wrote the book, got a website, learned the hard way about marketing, was asked to help a friend and then Personalized Marketing & Promotions was born.

Over the past 13 years, we have evolved from doing small websites and marketing, to WordPress, HTML, and others. While our marketing has remained true to Whitehat Methods, we now offer Organic Marketing which is designed to help you grow beyond your current reach. As some of you may know, I got a Bachelors in IT, with an Advanced Software Development Certificate. Then a couple years later I Graduated with a Master’s in Business and Graduate Marketing Certificate.

Before attending college, I met and became close friends with Cindy, who then in Feb 2019 became #PMInc’s Manager and my editor, cover artist, and guru.


We offer the following main services but are always open to adjusting for our clients’ needs. 

Organic Marketing

We analyze your various online locations ensuring that you are reaching your viewers when they are available and putting out content that interest them.

Web Design

To enhance your online presence, we implement styles and features that focus on your branding and incorporate them into your social media networks.

SEO

You have put forth the effort of creating a great product or service. Now it is time to make sure your website is showcasing them while ensuring that you populate on Search Engines.

10 Day Party!

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August 20th through August 31st we are doing a book extravaganza with several of our clients and Silver Dagger Book Tours.

Enter to win one of the following:

  • An eBook from the Participating Authors (there will be one winner for each author listed)
  • Amazon Gift Certificate
  • A Print Copy of either La Roe's Curse or Fay's Wish.

 

Participating Authors 

 

Dana Littlejohn

A Package Deal The Seven Year Switch The Power of the Bayou Ivy's Hot Shots Tri-Romance

Lynn Chantale

His True Love His True Protectors True Family Lies Pride Wrath (Sin-Eaters)

Laura Tolomei

Virtus Sex To Seduce a Soulmate Bondage Slave for Hire Deadly Karma (Club Sortilege Book 1) Christmas Deadline (Club Sortilege)

Beverley Bateman

Hunted: Hawkins Ranch Series Missing: Luke's Story Targeted: Hawkins Ranch Series - Kye's Story by [Beverley Bateman] The Fourth Victim: Sara's Story (The Foundation Book 1) Death Southern Style

Kayelle Allen

Wulf (Tales of the Chosen) Alitus (Tales of the Chosen) Kayelle Allen Jawk (Tales of the Chosen Kayelle Allen)

B.L. Scott

Adrenaline (Laurel Glen Series Book One B.L. Scott ) Foreign Threat (Laurel Glen Series Book Two B.L. Scott) Tortuga Sunrise (Laurel Glen Series Book Three B.L. Scott )

Dee Carver

Fay's Wish (Dee Carver) La Roe's Curse (Dee Carver)

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Spring Marketing #PMInc

Spring Marketing

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At this time of year, it is a good time to reevaluate what you are doing, where you want to go and how you plan on getting there.

Spring marketing is more than just posting images about Spring being here, it’s also realizing that your target audiences have been just as cooped up as you have been. They are looking forward to getting outside more, maybe riding bikes, planting flowers, or just soaking up some much-needed sun. No matter what their plans are, the times they are online are going to change drastically.
To understand better when they will be around to read those great posts you’ve been making you have to know your audience demographics and begin to calculate when to shift your posting times. Hopefully, you have been reading some of our articles about analytics and know where to view at the very least the basics. If not, now is the time!

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Gardening? Yes, Please! #MFRWauthor

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Dee Carver,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

Hi Everyone! I am new to the writing prompts but have been avidly writing on marketing advice on this blog for a few years now. Recently La Roe’s my first novel was re-released, and we are currently working on the second book Fay’s Wish. As someone who works in marketing, I love the term organic growth, as a new homeowner and the granddaughter of a farmer, I love gardening, this year I get to do both!

This season we started our first garden in my new home and though tilling the soil was hard work, the rewards are so worth it. The vegetables have been planted and yesterday we picked our first two tomatoes. We also seem to have some sort of berry bush in the yard as well. Not sure yet what it is, reminds me of maybe a blackberry or raspberry gone wild so will just have to wait and see.

 

While waiting for time to plant, we went out and found the seeds we wanted, mapped out the area, and then talked about how fun it was going to be. We also found a couple of rose bushes already on the property, so began trimming on them some, and just basically got ready for the upcoming season. Now that the season is on us, each day my granddaughters and I go out with our little buckets and water the garden. They love being helpful, plus it gives them a lifelong memory and skill that they can one day pass along to their grandchildren. We of course also planted a flower bed for them as well, which all three granddaughters were there to help plant their own seeds, should turn into a lovely colorful spot.

 

Being a geek, I spend a lot of time on the computer and all through the winter and early spring months I waited anxiously to start working on the garden. The idea of going out, getting dirt under my nails, disconnecting from everything, just sounded like heaven to me and it has been. I love doing what I do. I love helping others with their websites, building organic growth, reaching new levels, but I also am a tomboy at heart too. So, throwing on a pair of old sneakers, blue jeans (because well mowing grass and getting on your knees at my age can be tricky) and just soaking up some sun, is some of the most therapeutic moments to my day. I am sleeping better at night, I am getting a chance to unwind and yes taking care of a garden, even one small as mine, can be considered work but it is enjoyable work and one that I am cherishing every moment of. 

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Expectations and You

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Cindy W,Consultants,Dee Carver,Manager,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 

Today Is The Final Day To Enter The
#PMInc #CoverHunt Contest!

Don’t miss your chance to enter the Personalized Marketing Inc Cover Hunt Easter Event. We have some great authors participating in the event. We also have a nice Grand Prize gift and a Digital Download Gift.

Click the banner below to join before signups close.  ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

 

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Onto Today’s Topic

Your Expectations & The Importance of Taking You Time

 

As Cindy Personalized Marketing Inc’s business manager says, “It’s the end of the 1st Quarter, where are you at, where did you expect to be, and what do you have to change?” If you are like many of us, the first quarter stats are where we will find these answers. Marketing, just like life requires change, so we must be open to it and look for the opportunities. One great place to determine where these opportunities might be found, is your social network feeds and see what the top stories are for the day.

Another area to look for potential change is where you sell your products. Does your product image stand out? Is the description both accurate and SEO rich? What about how it looks on mobile devices? Websites aren’t the only place that you need to be checking if you are responsive. One example would be authors, there are hundreds of thousands of books out there for readers. Then you have e-readers such as Kindle or Nook, both of which have a different layout than the computer browser version. You also must consider the mobile device they are reading on, is it a tablet or cellphone? Did you know that the amount of description being displayed is different for each of the platforms? Thankfully there are tools out there that help us see the different layouts.

Give yourself a couple of days and just spend it looking at the different products you offer and how they are being displayed to the world.

The Importance of Taking You Time 

 

As the weather continues to get warmer, the need to go outside increases. We want to bask in the sunlight, draw in it’s warmth and feel the warmer breeze on our faces. As you may have noticed in our last blog, I am suffering from Spring Fever. I cannot wait to go outside, unplug from everything, dig in the dirt and work in my garden. Earlier this week we mowed our lawn for the first time this year and it was a great feeling. I didn’t have to think about what I was doing, just got out there and did it.

Here in lies a problem … I am not the only one out there excited about being outdoors, so are a lot of other people, and that could also include your focus groups. So, what do we do about this growing change in the habits of those we market too? We schedule posts around when their online. Stop, take in your surroundings, take time to smell the flowers, fire up the grill and share it with our followers. Being on social networks is all about being social. Putting up pictures of bunnies, flowers and sun kissed lakes are things that creates a sigh of peace and probably the people that are following you as well.

 

So go take some you time, use it to see what’s going on in the world around you, find some new inspiration and give yourself a chance to meander down the isle or through the park. Have a Happy & Blessed Easter! 

#PMInc #CoverHunt #Marketing #Easter #You


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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 22

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Be Thankful

 

Seems like it’s been a while since I posted an article focused on marketing and with Memorial Day right around the corner, this will not be your traditional post. Personalized Marketing Inc and I want to thank all those that serve to keep us free. However, we want to send out a special thank you to those men and women, their families and friends who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  

When we look at the jobs we have or the careers we have followed, we can get overwhelmed or may have forgotten how we got there. We may even forget those that gave us the chance to do exactly what we are right at this moment. So today’s post was going to be about the GDPR notices you might be sending out or getting in your inbox but instead, it is about saying thank you.

Spend some time this weekend and thank those that support you and your choices. Thank the family members (children, spouses, relatives, and friends) that despite everything stand behind you. They are the reason you are continuing down the path you have taken. Despite the “rough” days, the highs and lows, potential financial cost, they continue to stand beside you. They give up their time and emotions to support yours.

Thank your readers for taking time out to accept your “updated” newsletter confirmations you have been sending out to remain compliant. Say thank you to those who open your emails when you send them. Take a moment and send a personal “I would not be here without you” message to each person through it all is still behind you. It does not matter the method you chose to send out your messages just take a few minutes to remember those that support you. 

Thank You 

I want to personally send out a thank you to God, my children, my family, my friends and our clients. If it was not for each of you, I would not be sitting here writing this post.  A Special Thank You to the men and women who have given all and their families who sacrificed someone very special to them so that we can have the liberties we do. 

 

#PMInc #RealMarketing #OrganicGrowth

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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 21 – Web Presence 2

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Your Web Presence Series #2 

Continuing the four part blog series to help give you some basics for not just being safe online but also to ensure that your web presence is what you want it to be.

In our previous post we covered security measures for your website. In this post we are going to cover choosing the right hosting options.

Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 21 - Web Presence 2

Hosting

Choosing the right hosting provider and level of hosting is very much dependent on you. If your site has a lot of traffic or you have more than one site, then you are going to want hosting services that have those allocated. If you have a small singular website and do not intend on increasing your traffic, then you can go with a smaller package. The level of bandwidth, site size and traffic you expect all play a role in which package you should consider. A few other things to consider are the SSL Certificate, Firewall (DDoS), CDN and Domain Name Email options. Almost all hosting providers offer a package that has Domain Name Emails, some form of SSL certificate and some even have the Firewall and CDN added. Compare the pricing for each of the items you need, then compare hosting package options and finally decide which is in your budget and time. Hosting packages for $4.95 are great, but if you have to spend another $60.00 a year on an SSL, then $20.00 a month and higher on a Firewall and CDN, plus another $5.00 to $25.00 a month for Domain Name Emails, the cost can add up fairly quick.

 

Item Item Cost  | Term Total
Hosting 4.95 * 12 Months + 59.40
SSL Yearly + 60.00
Firewall / CDN (Per Domain) 20.00 * 12 Months + 240.00
Domain Name Email 5.00 * 12 Months + 60.00
  Total For 1 Year $419.40

 

As you can see that $4.95 hosting package without any additional features went from a little under $60.00 a year to $419.40. Start with a hosting package that at the very least offers Domain Name Email services, which then drops the cost down to $359.40.

Still kind of steep, huh? I agree!

So being the type of company we are, I spent several hours scouring the internet for the best deals around. Our own reseller hosting company offers Domain Name Email service and Premium DNS, SSL Certificate with Fixed IP address with a year’s hosting on the Ultimate Package $16.99/month or $204.00 / year. An affiliate of ours, Siteground has a GoGeek Plan also offers a similar package as well but they have included Firewall and CDN in theirs with some additional staging features. The cost is significantly different though $29.95 / month or $359.40 / year after discount pricing, which is currently $11.95 / month or $143.40 / year. As you can see, the hosting packages that include these additional features already have them added to it. 

Another affiliate is DreamHost which has some additional hosting options including Virtual Private Server, which if you are looking for less shared “communication traffic” then it might be the choice for you. Shared hosting, managed hosting, WordPress hosting and Virtual Private Servers all offer different benefits for various users and depending on what your current and future goals are, you will want to choose somewhere that can and will grow with you. 

There are of course other hosting options out there and once again, choosing the right one is solely based on your wants and needs. Remember as always if you need help with any of the items mentioned here or any other service, Personalized Marketing Inc is here to help. Contact us to see what we can do to help alleviate some of your current web presence stress.

Our next blog post will discuss your site design, followed with social network layout and other elements of your web presence.

I know we these blogs are giving you quite a lot of content to read and several things to consider. We are here to help; we have several service packages that are tailored to what YOU the client needs based on YOU alone.

 

If you have a suggestion for a topic then please send us an email, we may chose to do a series about it. 


We are including a 10% discount for any item offered on the Personalized Marketing Inc Hosting site and main site, good through June 1st 2018.
Just as a way of saying thank you for reading the blog post.

PM Inc Main Site (including PM Inc SSL and Installation Service): Just email us and mention “Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 21 Blog Post Promo: RMOGpt21” or fill out the form and the discount will be added. 

PM Inc Hosting Code: ( RMOGpt21 ) Must either click the link or paste the code in the shopping cart to get the discount. 

 

#PMInc #Hosting #Security #WebPresence #Marketing #WordPress 


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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 21 – Web Presence 1

Category:PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth,Web Presence Series Tags : 

 

Time To Discuss Your Web Presence Series 1 

We have created a special four part series of blogs to help give you some basics for your website and to ensure your web presence is what you wanted

These blogs will be posted weekly instead of bi-weekly.

 

So you have done the hard work. You have started planning, preparing, and scheduling your marketing post, have you stopped to take a look at where you are sending your followers. Are you sending them to your personal website? Maybe your social networks sites, such as Facebook or Twitter? When they get there what do they see? Are they finding a beautiful page about you and your product or are they getting an insecure error, scripts of coding displaying, blurry media files or not able to even access your site? Perhaps they are even looking at your site on a mobile device and it does not look like you expected?

It’s time to evaluate, probably update and ensure that your web presence is the way it should be.

 website security, Personalized Marketing Inc

SSL Certificates

Now this may seem like we are putting the cart before the horse; however, due to changes in popular browsers, SSL certificates are something no website can go without. So instead of starting with hosting or web design we are starting with security first.

I recently had a client call me concerned because she got a call about renewing her SSL certificates and the cost quoted was not cheap by any means. We do provide hosting services for this particular client so I went in to her account and checked; yes she was due to renew. However, she had more options than the person on the phone was giving her. We value being transparent for those we work with, so I gave her price quotes of not just what we could offer but others as well. I also offered installation of the SSL certificates no matter where she purchased them from. Why? Because that is the type of company we are. We look out for our clients even the ones we do not directly deal with on a daily basis.

Why do we even offer to install SSL certificates? Well for a couple reasons really. First reason is, we have the knowhow and yet again we are a transparent company. This means we try to do our very best for our clients. Second reason is because we know that your time is valuable. Not everyone wants to deal with CSRs, Validation Steps, checking links and ultimately we are asked to do it. We do charge for the installation process but we offer it at a reasonable rate and generally can have it completed within a couple hours. Our SSL certificates and any other 3rd party sellers do require a couple things, cPanel access and ability to install. Before purchasing any SSL certificate you need to ensure that both of these things are available.

 

Firewalls and CDN

Another topic that has come up a lot recently are Firewalls (DDoS) and CDN. Firewalls are the protection used to help stop attackers from accessing your site by ‘bouncing’ them off either your hosting account or your domain name site, depending on which type you have. Firewalls can be purchased through either the hosting account or a 3rd party location, such as Securi.

CDN or Content Delivery Network is a backup of your website on several different servers that helps to prevent loss of downtime and while increasing site speed. Essentially, the CDN places a copy of your website on different servers around the globe and when a visitor comes to your site, they are displayed a cache of the site from a server located near them. This helps to speed up your sites time by two methods; first by using cache versions of the site. Secondly, by visitors accessing your site from a server located near them (less distance for the network handshaking to travel).

Being secure is not only beneficial to you but also to your visitors. Ensuring that their information and devices are being protected helps to build a trust between you and them.


Next week we will go over hosting options. I know we have given you quite a lot of content to read and several things to consider. We are here to help; we have several service packages that are tailored to what YOU the client needs based on YOU alone.

If you have a suggestion for a topic then please send us an email, we may chose to do a series about it. 


We are including a 10% discount for any item offered on the Personalized Marketing Inc Hosting site and main site, good through June 1st 2018.
Just as a way of saying thank you for reading the blog post.

PM Inc Main Site (including PM Inc SSL and Installation Service): Just email us and mention “Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 21 Blog Post Promo: RMOGpt21” or fill out the form and the discount will be added. 

PM Inc Hosting Code: ( RMOGpt21 ) Must either click the link or paste the code in the shopping cart to get the discount. 

 

#PMInc #Hosting #Security #WebPresence #Marketing #WordPress 


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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 20

Category:Articles By Dee Carver,Personalized Marketing,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc,Real Marketing for Organic Growth Tags : 

Taking Time For “Me”

Personalized Marketing Inc , me time, #PMInc

 

This might sound like an easy one but let’s be honest with ourselves, how often do we really take time for “me”? At the New Year we discussed making resolutions, realistic goals for making changes to our marketing endeavors. The blog series has had several tips on how to accomplish marketing using real steps that are focused on you. We even have a calendar for accomplishing the different task (to-do’s) you are responsible for each day. Yet, do we make time for “me”?

If you notice I am not using the terms ‘you or I or even us’ I am using “me”, because I want you to identify with yourself on this one as I am myself or me. So the goal we have for the next week is to find some “me” time. Trust me, I know how difficult this can sound and even be. If you are like me, then you have not just a job but a home life that consist of children, grandchildren, family, friends, community obligations and even church. During a singular day, I can find my schedule full from the time I awake until I go to bed and often the “me” time is found in bits and pieces or during small breaks.

Where Did “Me” Go?

 

I realized that my “me” time had disappeared over time and even though I had made a promise to spend some quality time with myself it hadn’t really happened. I have my morning coffee while going through the motions of starting the day. I read emails while sipping that coffee. I say bye to my girls while booting my computer or it’s already started while waiting on them. Then the moment they are out the door if not before, I have already began my day. Often times I take my lunch while working and get my exercise walking during meetings. Of course when the day is done, then I spend the evening doing ‘Mom’ things. Sounds familiar huh? I do not begrudge any of this and often enjoy it. However, after a recent conversation with a client of mine, I realized I gave up my quiet “me” time.

Why Is “Me” Time Important?

 

This sounds like a simple enough question and the answer really is … You have to have “me” time to recharge. You need “me” time to focus. We need “me” time to think about what the day has in store for us and how we want to accomplish it but we need to clear our heads first. Think about when you are starting a new project, you take time to consider all the options and plan out the steps? Well during that process you also take time to stop and think, the proverbial “me” time.

The Challenge

 

This step is the most simple and difficult part of all. We are now challenged with the task of taking a few minutes out each day for “me”. We can take the time, either in the morning before we begin the day; maybe before we wake our families or even after we get them up. During the middle of the day, when we need a recharge or even during the evening before we go to bed and try to rest while processing the day’s events. Any of these times seem like sound advice to me and depending on the day I may need to change things around. Which if we are trying to make a personal change, then the first step is finding out where that change is best suited to ‘us’. 

 

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