8 Must Have WordPress Plugins

wordpress pluginsOne of the main reasons that I love WordPress so much is because of the plugins that are featured within your dashboard.  Plugin developers are my most loved people in the world, because they make my life and job so much easier.  I am going to list a few of the top WordPress plugins that you need to install and activate as soon as you install WordPress. Continue reading

Malcolm Gladwell and Connectors

malcolm gladwellThe first time that I read The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference(Amazon Link) by Malcolm Gladwell was way back in 2003 or 2004.  I have decided to re-read it and read all of his books by the end of March.  The way that he uses comparisons of real world events makes it so much easier to read and also to understand.  Out of all the information in the book, I am going to focus on his section about connectors, mavens and salesmen.  Specifically, I will dedicate this post to connectors. Continue reading

How Do You Explain Your Work to Family Members

seo workWith part of my consulting business being social media management, it is tough to explain to family what it is exactly that I do because they just don’t get it.  CSI Marketing Solutions primarily does social media management, web design, affiliate program management and SEO consulting.  Having this type of job can become stressful on your family and relationships that you have, so it is important to manage them properly. Continue reading

Social Media Management Requires Time Management

time managementHave you ever opened up TweetDeck and planned on getting multiple things done and then 4 hours later you realize you have not even started those initial projects?  Have you found yourself just clicking links on Twitter and reading blogs and checking Facebook for updates or just get lost in the social media world?  Well, that is not going to get anything accomplished for you.  So in order to properly manage your social media, you need to be a time management expert as well.  Here are a few tips and tricks to manage it better. Continue reading

5 Tips for When Searching for a Job Feels Endless

searching for a job feelsWhether you were laid off, fired, had time cut back, or just looking to pick up an additional income, job searching can feel endless at times.  The most important thing to remember is to not give up on the search, you will find something.  Here are a few tips to help you find that job you are looking for. Continue reading

My Three Words of 2010

3 WordsAfter taking some time away from the blog world and social media to spend much needed time with family and friends, I have been catching back up.  One post that sparked the most motivation, was Chris Brogan’s 3 words for 2010.  This has motivated me to do my own three words.  Now, I have decided to break these words into two seperate posts.  Business and personal.  If you would like to see how these words affect my personal life, please visit my other blog, The Life of a Diabetic. Now into my three words for 2010: growth, dedication, health. Continue reading