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Facebook’s FBML App for Fanpages Discontinued June 6, 2012

Posted May 25th, 2012

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Don’t get caught with your FBML App disappearing from Facebook’s Fanpages.

If you see this image then you have an old FBML fanpage.

Facebook FBML App is discontinued

Per Facebook’s roadmap developer information the FBML App will be discontinued on June 6th.

FBML Discontinued on Facebook
One of the other changes is that your IFrame pages have to be on a secure server, which for our clients we have that setup, so you do not have to purchase an SSL certificate, unless you choose to do so.

As we know Facebook loves to change things and with the new timeline, there have been many changes.

With the new timeline the cover images, portfolio images and tab or app images come more into play in guiding those visiting your fanpage.

New Cover images come with new rules and may not contain:

  • Contact information, such as web address, email, phone number or other information intended for your Page’s about section.
  • Price or purchase information, such as “50% off” or “Special on our website”
  • References such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Click Below” “Share with friends”
  • Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading.
  • This space is not meant for promotions, coupons, or advertisements.
  • Your cover photo should not be primarily text-based or infringe on anyone else’s copyright

Luckily, we do have ways we design the cover image to gently guide people to Like your page, plus at this time, the tab aka app image plus your portfolio image can be designed to help draw your potential customer to where you want them guided to.

If you need assistance with this, or to create a Facebook fanpage custom design, please contact us at 480.804.1048 for your free 1/2 hour consultation.  Looking forward to connecting with you.

Many Blessings,

CoraLyn Hughes
Online Business Consultant
Energy of Light Business Services

p.s. Hope this information helps you on your new timeline and FBML changes.


Get Dropbox Review

Posted September 8th, 2011

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Are you wanting to get dropbox and wondering how others like it?

 

Wondering what type of dropbox reviews are out her on the internet? Well, you have found the right place for both.  I’ve been using dropbox now for about a little over a year and just love it.

Dropbox is the best thing since a terabyte hard drive! It helps make life easier for my clients & me!

I don’t know about you, but when there are large files to send (like videos) it used to be a challenge.  I find though that dropbox is easy to use.  Just like saving a file in a folder, or copying one file to another folder. The great thing is it comes with 2GB free storage.

Now you don’t have to wonder if your email ever got there because the file size was too big or it went into a spam folder and your recipient missed it. It just shows up in the other persons dropbox that you both share.

As an Online Business Assistant I use this a lot with my clients.  They are loving it too… and I say if something helps your life flow smoother then that is a good thing.

I found out about this because one of my assistants had been using it and then I set out to check out the dropbox reviews and then decided to get dropbox and try it out. Well, the rest is history and now all my clients are using it and find it very helpful.

My clients now can take a video and just plop it right in dropbox and I have access to it so the video editing can begin… adding music, titles, their websites and getting it ready for publishing on YouTube or through Traffic Geyser.

Get Dropbox for free here: http://db.tt/v5XZRt5

Going with the Flow,

CoraLyn


Stop Spam By Using SpamArrest AntiSpam Solution

Posted August 2nd, 2009

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The other day on Facebook I left a comment about using an antispam solution called  SpamArrest which helps stop spam.  Michael Stelzner from WhitePages and Social Media Summit (which was awesome) asked if anyone was noticing a ton of spam emails.

Well, when I started my internet business in 1999 it wasn’t too bad, however, within 2 years I was receiving 1000 emails in my inbox when I awoke in the a.m.  Not to mention the barrage of spam all day long.

I did not want to miss an important email in the midst of all the spam, plus all the time & energy it took.  So, I started to search for something that would protect me from spam.  I found SpamArrest which has worked great for me for the last 8 years and my clients love it too.

Some spam filters block out your messages and you can’t even see what didn’t come through and leaves you wondering if you missed something.  When you are in business this is very important.

The way SpamArrest works is when someone sends you an email they get a verification email which they have to respond to and this authorizes them as a verified sender.

The other emails go into your “Unverified” folder where you can view these or search for a name or subject.  All you do is checkmark the box to the emails you want verified and click authorize and their email is added to your verified list and will come through as verified.  Plus, you can even pre-authorize your clients by entering in their email address and pressing the “Authorize” button.

Tip for spam prevention: Remember when creating your website or blog to use a contact form and not your email address, as this is how your email gets out there for unauthorized use!

I only recommend that which I know works well and hope you found this article helpful in finding a way to stop spam email and eliminate spam from using up your time and energy.

To Your Success!

CoraLyn Hughes

p.s. Learn more about SpamArrest.


Spiritual Growth Through Social Networking – SpiritualTweets

Posted June 22nd, 2009

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I am so grateful and to have the honor of gifted spiritual souls creating spiritual growth through the Twitter social networking site which launches today June 22nd with New Moon & Summer Solstice energy.  We’ve called this SpiritualTweets – Spirituality on the go.

Something to bring you joy, make you think, that reminder of the Divine Beings we truly are.  To help keep us focused in positive ways, bringing light & peace to our lives and the world.

Be sure to find out about each of our Spiritual Tweeters.  Each one has amazing gifts to offer humanity and I’ve had the pleasure to work with each one of them through the years and am grateful for their friendship and support on our journey.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and let your friends and family know about this.

May your day be filled with joy, peace & prosperity.

CoraLyn Hughes
Executive Virtual Assistant


Linking Twitter to Facebook

Posted February 22nd, 2009

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Have you been wondering how to add Twitter to your Facebook account?  I looked for that myself and  set this up a few months ago.  Well, tonight I was on Twitter, looking at people and I saw someone with the first name of “Cora” and, that being my nickname, I viewed her profile and saw Cora Whittington on Twitter asking the question “Does anyone know how to link Twitter messages to Facebook & LinkedIn?”

Thinking to myself, I know the answer for linking Facebook and Twitter, plus I will find out and do another post for LinkedIn (just joined last week).  Thank You Cora for the inspiration to do a blog post!

I’ve been setting up my clients on Facebook and just needed to add the Twitter application for one of them… Talk about timing!  So here goes…

#1 – Log in to your Facebook account.

#2 - Find the Search Box (top right) and enter Twitter.

There will be a few searches that come up.  Usually the one you want is first.  It will say under Matches “Application Name” -  Click “View Application”

#3 – Click “Go To Application”

#4 - Click “Allow Access”

#5 – Enter Your Twitter Login & Password

#6 - Click Allow Twitter to Update Your Facebook Status & Agree to Authorize Access

(You can do this or not, just depend on what you would like)

Hope this helps everyone on how to link Facebook and Twitter!

CoraLyn
AKA Spiritual Virtual Assistant


Get Traffic To Your Website – Blogs vs Forums

Posted November 25th, 2008

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I was reading in todays WebProWorld newsletter about Blogs vs Forums and they indicate that after 7 years and 13,000 posts that built this forum, many of his pages are in the sandbox… Pointing out that by doing a simple post on their niche market using a WordPress blog found them virtually instant recognition on the first page of SERP’s. Does it make sense now on how to get more traffic to your website?   If you don’t quite get it, that’s ok… this is where a skilled virtual assistant can help you.

I’ve been trying to get across to my clients how important blogging is. Thank goodness some do get it and are willing to do what it takes to keep a blog active. Some do not get it and want to complain about no traffic. All I can say is to get more traffic to your website, blogging can help. You have to invest the time to help create natural traffic.

Blogging consists of different pieces. Keywords are very important and the main ones should be placed in certain areas of your article where the search engines tend to read them. With these keywords, be sure to add them to your keyword area in WordPress, called “Tags”… I’ve seen time and time again where that tag will pull an article to the front page of a search engine.

You might think that you are done by just posting an article… Well, you are not quite done yet. You need to do social bookmarking and that takes time too. Third step which some do is article submission. All these together create a win – win solution.

We help our clients post, bookmark and do article submission so they can focus on what they need to do and leave the techie things to us.  This way they find their way into the search engines, as the goal is traffic and whether you advertise doing PPC or getting listed in natural listings, for your business to be successful online or offline, you need traffic.

We have an eBook and video tutorials on posting articles and social bookmarking for our clients in helping them be successful after their WordPress blog is built.

Remember having focused intention and then taking action to create what you desire is so important. Then continuing by posting once to twice a week keeps your blog active and in the search engines.

Don’t give up… You do not get anywhere from giving up. Be sure to do your research on your niche market, be sure to use the right keywords.

Until next time…

To Your Success!

CoraLyn Hughes
Energy of Light
Virtual Assistant Services

p.s. Check out one of the newest Revolution City Theme Blogs we just did.


Why Home-Based Business Virtual Assistant Services?

Posted October 12th, 2008

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People ask me “How & Why Did You Start Your Home-Based Business Virtual Assistant Services?” What qualifications or education did you have to offer “virtual assistance” to your clients?

I answer years of experience, dedication to helping clients, self-motivation, vision & action… These all come in to play in any business that you undertake.

Years ago they didn’t have a great name like Virtual Assistant… Virtual Secretary didn’t quite describe what I did, because the virtual assistant services I offer go beyond being a virtual secretary.

Entrepreneurial Spirit is the beginning…

Bringing me back to thinking how it all started… Being an entrepreneur and working from home has always been in my blood. I remember in 1975 doing Tupperware home parties and working as a home typist on an IBM Selectric transcribing deposition transcripts… which led me into being a Legal Secretary on & off for 20+ years, working for accountants for 5 years, bookkeeping from home, installing and training people on accounting software and learning my first computer at Lockheed where I did data entry for the L-1011 Electrical Wiring System.

I always liked the flexibility of working at home and in 1999 I started on eBay selling products, learned how to design my own website and for the next 6 years I owned retail businesses on the internet and helped design friends’ websites and taught them about PPC on Google & Yahoo.

Enjoying the creativity of designing and always having the technical gene, loving to learn new programs, my client base started to grow and I sold my online retail business in 2006 and continued with my Virtual Assistant Service Business.

The qualifications and education have been lifelong and they are still going on as I’ve seen the internet change and what used to work does not work anymore. You have to do more with Blogging, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, YouTube Videos, Article Submission, Forums…

You have to standout among your industry!

In the Virtual Assistant industry caring about your client and what they do is important. Many of my clients are authors, spiritual entrepreneurs and personal development coaches. Through our virtual assistant services we can teach you or assist you in the following VA services:

  • Blog Creation & Design (We create the blog and can teach you how to post or post articles for you)
  • Web Design
  • Social Networking (Create accounts on Facebook, MySpace, Squidoo, Twitter)
  • Social Bookmarking (Bookmarking Article Posts)
  • Posting a YouTube Video
  • How To Submit An Article to the Ezines
  • Present Webinars & TeleClasses/Workshops
  • Shopping Carts, AutoResponders & Newletters (IContact, Aweber, 1Shopping/KickStart Cart)
  • Audio & Video (YouTube, AudioAcrobat)

For our Blog creation software we use WordPress and the search engines love it.  We include many of the best plugins when we put your blog together!

Working with Bob Yeager, Personal Development Coach has helped me take my Virtual Assistant business to a new level this past year and his services are available for those that really are serious in creating a marketing strategy and having a campaign developed. Bob & I work together on building sales pages, opt-in pages, upsell pages along with marketing campaigns.

To be in business for yourself takes some risk, dedication and not giving up if something does not go right! Focus & Action and the ability to shift gears and see the bigger picture, taking one step at a time. Knowing what your soul purpose is and going for it!

To Your Success!

CoraLyn
Soul Purpose Marketing
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The Mindset of Entrepreneurs – Finding Your Soul Purpose

Posted August 29th, 2008

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Entrepreneurs are simply businesspeople. Some people may think that it’s really easy to become an entrepreneur, but they are very wrong. You see, there’s more to just being called an entrepreneur. In fact, many studies are conducted by some experts to uncover the traits possessed by successful entrepreneurs. Finding your soul purpose is the start.

What makes a successful entrepreneur? There are many factors that help in making an entrepreneur like qualities, education, skills, and many others. There is however one thing that you shouldn’t disregard if you want to become a victorious entrepreneur. Mindset plays a very important role in the success of businesspeople.

Without it, you will definitely find it hard to succeed in whichever business endeavor you take. To be one of the successful entrepreneurs, you must have the qualities needed to become one. You must know how to organize,

Entrepreneurs are often identified with how they look and think about things. According to many experts who studied various entrepreneurs, if you can think like an entrepreneur you have a high chance of succeeding in any form of business.

Successful entrepreneurs are positive thinkers. They always think that they can do everything. Confidence is one trait that you need to become an entrepreneur. You must have this trait as early as possible but don’t worry if you’re not that confident yet because you can still develop that just in time before you get involved in any business.

You must also be able to set your vision straight and look at certain situations differently. For ordinary individuals, problems are considered obstacles but for many entrepreneurs, these are challenges. Aside from being a positive thinker, you must have strong belief in your objectives. If you’re confident enough, you can think straight at all times and you can set achievable objectives.

The business process is full of risks and if you don’t have the qualities of an entrepreneur, you will easily give in to such problems and obstacles. Being a risk taker is a very good trait of an entrepreneur. They are not afraid to be outside the so-called safety zone. To succeed in any business undertaking, one must not be afraid of these risks.

However, you don’t take risks blindly; you must be able to calculate them. By properly calculating the risks, you can determine if the risks are worth taking or not. If you think that by taking the risk you will gain more for the business, don’t be afraid to accept it. If you don’t put one of your foot forward, your business will not go anywhere.

Everything does not end in thinking alone. If you simply think and think, you will not achieve anything. But if you think and act, you will certainly reach the peak of success. Action is truly needed to put all your thoughts to action. You must be able to come up with well-intentioned objectives and your actions should be focused.

Now you know that the mindset of the individual is very important in order to become one of the successful entrepreneurs. If you think that you don’t possess the proper mindset, you must learn to develop it as soon as possible especially if you want to handle a business in the future.

By exerting some effort to develop your mindset, you can succeed. Being an entrepreneur is not that hard especially if you possess the right qualities, skills, and most specially – the proper mindset.

Have you found your soul purpose and are ready to take action, to be that successful entrepreneur?
Great…. Here is to your success!

Bob Yeager, Personal Development Coach
CoraLyn Hughes, Virtual Assistant


Welcome to Soul Purpose Marketing – Virtual Assistant & Internet Marketing Services

Posted August 8th, 2008

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People ask… What is Soul Purpose Marketing? What is a Virtual Assistant? Well, we assist Spiritual Entrepreneurs in taking their businesses to the next level. They have a message to get out to the world and through Blogging, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking, Article Submission, Video Submission and a targeted marketing campaign we assist them through our Virtual Assistant & Internet Marketing Services.

For having your own business, you have to have an Entrepreneurial spirit… We are going to have articles & videos that will help you grow your business. It is about understanding who you are and where you want to go in your business & life. It is about personal & professional growth. Our Personal Development Coach Bob Yeager is here to offer his services as well.

I am so grateful to Bob Yeager, as he has definitely helped me take my services to the world and to get me Outside The Box!  Join him and Cara Yowell on Friday night’s 10:30 EST at Real Coaching Radio.

In today’s online business there is more competition than in the past.  To get noticed and put your business out there where people can find you, action steps have to be taken to bring growth to the next level… Step it up a few notches, get used to Social Networking on Facebook, MySpace, ProsperityParadigm, just to name a few. Come join us!

Blogging, Social Bookmarking & Article Submission is important for creating more natural traffic to your site and we will be showing you how effective this is in our articles and videos.

Thank you for joining us and we look forward to this journey together…

CoraLyn Hughes                                   Bob Yeager
Executive Virtual Assistant                        Executive Life Coach
Website Design Coordinator                      Marketing Strategist & Consultant


 


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