Be First, Inc. Talks About the Monumental Importance of Having the Perfect Homepage!

Over the past few months, we have been speaking about a monumentally impressive company that is helping entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, authors, speakers – pretty much everyone you can think of – with their marketing needs. The world of social media and social marketing is huge – a landscape that travels all over the globe, and has the ability to bring in more revenue for YOU and YOUR company. In fact, without owning the skill and knowledge of the social media world, many companies are falling apart during this brutal economy.

Be First, Inc. has a proven track record that shows them to be the best social media advertising group in the world! From websites to articles; from promotion to knowing the ‘ins-and-outs’ of major sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc. – Be First, Inc. has the power and the ability to make sure that YOUR company, service or product is spoken about around the clock in all parts of the world.

The skill and intelligence of this crew is overwhelming; some of the most creative people you will ever meet are part of the Be First team. And today they are offering yet another ‘must-know’ tidbit of information, while offering in-depth solutions and suggestions on how to increase YOUR revenue! During a time period that is mostly witnessing the closing of doors, Be First, Inc. is opening them.

Many people don’t really think about their homepage. They simply see it as a vehicle where their future clients will come to get more information. But, let’s face it, a library gives you more information; a website has to jump right out at your customers. There are millions of restaurants; there are millions of stores. If you are an individual – there are millions of other individuals who are most likely offering almost the same products and services that you are. So what makes YOU different? What makes YOU the ‘best of the best’ within your industry – the one and only talent that these customers should go to for their needs.

THAT comes from the ultimate homepage. Professionalism is key – but boredom is unacceptable. Colors MEAN something. Logos MEAN something. Chances are you don’t remember the logo of your local garage, but you automatically know the Pet Boys sign. Why? Because of branding. Advertisements, commercials, constant radio play – these are the things that made the companies that YOU use on a daily basis become part of YOUR daily life. They also used color, fun, entertainment – while keeping the high professionalism when it came to the service they provided.

Everything in this world is visual. So making a website that is easy to use, informative, and offers search capabilities that are necessary for your soon-to-be clients is a must. Your homepage MUST give all the answers to all the questions the audience will ask. Homepages are what lead others to you, BUT you also have to find a way to keep them there.

Your homepage is basically your introduction to the world. The way people ‘point and click’ and ‘surf the net’ like speed demons on the raceway – YOU have about a half a second to grab visitors’ attention. Honestly, if the first look gives them negative feelings, you will NEVER get them to click again.

Once you grab their attention, you HAVE to be able to provide those visitors with information, and a way to communicate that information as fast and clearly as possible. You don’t want millions of words covering the front page. You don’t want your audience to have to read something that looks like an SAT test; you simply want them to find what they’re looking for with no muss, no fuss.

This is where the “plainness” comes in. Yes, you want the ‘pull’ and beauty of the color and logo, but then you want a basic foundation – a frame, if you will, that works with your business idea. The “structure” of the site is to give information – not too much so that it blows your visitors’ minds and confuses them – but just enough to make sure that they want to read more.

Think of your homepage as a bestselling novel. The title and the first sentence need to grab the reader, or they will never continue to the end. AND, above all, remember that your audience is almost 80% ‘young.’ The world of technology and social media is supported by young people. They are the ones who gossip, talk, tell others – whatever you wish to call it. They’re the ones who, if you get them as fans for your company, product, or service – you will have more fans arriving at your homepage by the minute.

Even things that most people like to place in the “dull” category, but are much-needed services in the world, have to take their homepage seriously. Let’s take the ‘law’ for example. A lawyer is necessary. A good lawyer is hard to find. And a lawyer’s website must be easy-to-use, offer the full accreditation list, and all the information that you have that can sell your firm as the top firm to use. The competition in this particular industry is huge, and you want YOUR name remembered. Well…twenty and thirty-something’s are 90% of the people looking at your site, so you must appeal to all visual senses and still offer that professionalism that is needed when looking for a lawyer.

Yes, all of this is extremely difficult to master. That’s why most successful people are going to Be First, Inc. from every market imaginable, and HIRING the masters to set up their homepage. They are making sure that they have the ‘best there is’ in their corner, so that their company is the one being marketed and advertised quicker, better, and more often than their competitors.

The companies that are doing extremely well in the social media and marketing world have discovered, and signed-up for, the Be First, Inc. Ultimate Business Promotion Package. This is an incredible offer that has SO many components to help businesses, consumers, and artists, alike. Be First, Inc. publicity is one-of-a-kind, including: creative images, audios, videos, real-time links, news stories, announcements, and promotion on multiple websites – with complete and in-depth articles and features on Twitter and Facebook.

The amount of people using these sites have grown exponentially, and Be First Inc., is the company that utilizes every single one of these sites to benefit YOU. With Be First, Inc. YOU reach Facebook’s 750 million active users; Twitter’s 200 million; and, the global community who now spends over 110 billion minutes on social networks and blog sites.

By utilizing these amazing ‘gifts’ that are already a huge success across the globe, Be First, Inc. offers full social media portfolios. They extend YOUR message to additional key demographic, geographic and behavioral sites with over 67+ posts every day! Be First, Inc. brands YOUR message and guarantees consistency in all networks.

Build the ultimate homepage! Make sure that the first ‘glimpse’ of your company, product, service, art, talent, or skill is the best introduction that it can possibly be! With Be First, Inc. and their incredible crew, YOUR homepage will end up being the ONLY one talked about in your industry!

Increase your revenue and get your name on everyone’s lips with Be First, Inc. – the company that has already mastered the 21st century and is looking forward to the future of technology.

Until Next Time, Everybody.

To Begin Building Your Business Today, go to:

tom@befirstinc.com
sales@befirstinc.com
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Nonfiction Writers Needed! Be Wisdom Publishing is Open For Business!

There is a world out there of nonfiction books that are overlooked a great deal of the time. In fact, if one were to read the New York Times Bestseller lists for fiction and nonfiction, you would see a stunning difference. The number of weeks that a book seems to sit on the fiction list can run anywhere from two to eighty. Usually the books with the most ‘hang-time’ are the ones where a movie has just come out, leading everyone to the book (i.e., The Help). But before the movie, the book was something that millions had never even heard of.

However, if you search the nonfiction lists, you are talking about some titles – a majority, in fact – that remain on the nonfiction list for over one-hundred-plus weeks. Why? Because nonfiction is still the precious category that many writers choose not to write.

Every once in a while a memoir comes up, or a ‘foray’ into the religious or political worlds that seem to draw attention, but a high percentage of readers are still very much attached to the paranormal, romance, action, adventure, drama and other worlds that fiction provides in full-force (which is also a downside for authors, because there are billions of fiction titles out there that each author must compete with.)

Nonfiction – for all those authors and ‘wanna-be’ debut authors – who have their idea, plot, summary, or the whole book already completed – nonfiction is still very much needed in the literary world in this day and age. Some of the most beautiful books, as well as the most-respected writers, produce nonfiction titles that, at times, have changed the world, or made the world bond together to finally believe in something (Remember The Secret?)

There are also, however, a great deal of publishers who will not ‘look’ for nonfiction, overlooking some extremely spectacular titles that readers across the globe would love to become a part of – real learning experiences, or research, or history that hundreds of thousands would be interested in.

Now add this to the ‘talk’ about the eBook versus the print book. Are print books dead? Absolutely not. Readers will ALWAYS want the book – in hand. BUT life has gotten to the point of being constantly busy and on-the-go, as well as dealing with a financial outlook that does not exactly bode well for the people of this nation, so spending money at bookstores or Amazon is sometimes very close to the bottom of the list of what you can do with what’s left over after paying the bills.

The solution seems to be the eBook. The sales for digital publishing have been building over the last decade, In fact, sales increased 164% to $441.3 million over just the last few years. That’s a lot of money, and it shows that there’s potential for authors to make serious cash from eBook sales. WITH the addition of eBooks, virtually every book publishing category showed growth. As more formats have evolved in the publishing community, consumers have more choices, and these strong sales numbers reflect those efforts. Book lovers are speaking up and sharing their VOICE with the publishing community – the eBook IS in! Do you wish to hear another amazing statistic? 78% of the titles published came from the small/self-publishers. (http://www.pma-online.org/benefits/industry_reports.cfm). In 1999, the top twenty publishers accounted for 93% of sales (Washington Post, 10/18/2000), but in 2002, the six large New York publishers accounted for 45% of the market. (Publishers Weekly, 6/16/2003). Yet another clue that authors are taking it upon themselves to bring the great books into the marketplace.

As all authors can see, the eBook is here and it’s here to stay – and digital publishing is most definitely the way to begin a journey. By begin, Be Wisdom is talking to the nonfiction writers out there who KNOW they have a concept that must be put out to book lovers across the globe. And Be Wisdom has been created to do just that. All writers should know that when Be Wisdom was created (as well as its fiction house, Precious Gems Publishing) it was out of a love and deep passion for the books that were simply being overlooked in the industry. These companies formed in the minds OF authors FOR authors, to help them get where they needed to go. AND, the idea was also born from the fact that so many self-publishers are charging authors a truly ridiculous amount of money to self-publish. Thousands of dollars are being asked for, and then the author needs to actually buy the books themselves to increase their sales. This is highly unacceptable.

Be Wisdom researched for many months to make sure that they could offer a solid publishing platform. From professional editors who have been in the industry for decades; to hiring the best graphic designers to create covers that will live on in the readers’ imagination long after the book has been read, Be Wisdom covered all the bases. But Be Wisdom also went one step further – the creators found a way to make sure that the author would receive a digital platform and a FULL marketing campaign. Be Wisdom wanted to make sure, before even attempting this, that all authors would be getting radio programs to speak about their books, ideas, and concepts; they would receive tweets and postings on Facebook and Twitter around the clock; professional book trailers; and, articles in magazines and newsletters – reaching millions of readers. In essence, Be Wisdom not only wanted to find the outstanding nonfiction books that are out there right now that NEED to be published – but they also wanted to be able to brand the author and their book – in order to bring fans flocking to their sides and purchase copies of their outstanding work.

Branding and social networking is the key to “building” an author in this day and age. Perhaps once every ten years, does an author from out of nowhere send in a book, get picked, and become the next ‘Secret’ that the whole world suddenly needs to know about. Let’s face it, as all authors know, it is mostly a rejection letter that comes as a reply – where 9 times out of 10 no one read the proposal to begin with; they just clicked the ‘form letter reply’ and moved on. THIS is not right. This is NOT what authors should be receiving. And, with Be Wisdom, they don’t They receive the respect they deserve!

They receive a real “live” editor to work with, as well as a real “live” designer to work with. They receive a full marketing department standing behind them to get their message to the masses – and brand them for all time. And they do this for $899.00 and nothing more. There are no ‘scams’ that you must pay more for this, this, and that. There are no premiere packages to sign up for, or a demand that the author purchase copies themselves. Be Wisdom has brought their wisdom to the digital publishing world – and they are looking for Nonfiction Authors who are necessary to the literary community.

That, my friends, means YOU!

Until Next Time, Everybody

For more information, go to:
Head of Be Wisdom Publishing (Robert Wilson): rob@be-wisdom.com
Head of Operations (Tom Ski): tom@be-wisdom.com or call 303-956-0569
Head of Graphic Design Department, Artist, (Sherry Gillam): sherry@be-wisdom.com

To Make Money You Need a Marketing Plan! Be First, Inc. Delves into the Battle of Facebook vs. Google+

We have been speaking about this company over the past few weeks and the response has been astronomical from businesses to artists; from writers to independent organizations. Be First, Inc. has a proven rack record that shows them to be the best social media advertising group in the world today!

Be First, Inc. is a company that lives up to its reputation as “the branding experts,” and with each and every week this company brings another ‘golden nugget’ of information to the business world, and shows what a business, corporation or individual needs in order to make their branding a complete and utter success.

The wealth of information that Be First, Inc. provides is monumental, AND it is very much needed. For all types of businesses and entertainment out there in the world today, there will be no money coming in if there is not a marketing plan set in place and branding going out. Your name, your product, your Service, your music, books – whatever it is that you happen to want to promote to the rest of the world – NEEDS to be promoted by the absolute best. Your name needs to become a brand all its own, and only then will you achieve the success you ultimately deserve.

Now, the whole world knows about Facebook, Twitter, etc. – the downsides and upsides of people and businesses using these particular platforms to make their company and themselves become larger than life. What people may not know is that very recently, Google’s new network has been working quite diligently to outdo Facebook and it‘s many applications for its customers. In fact, these two powerhouses are coming to terms with the fact that more and more businesses, artists, writers, etc. are making their names over the internet. They want branding, and they have given up the old ways of signage, business cards, etc. to get their name ‘in the door.’

Google+ and Facebook seem to be caught in a world where each one wants to shine and come out as the best, actually disregarding Twitter which is odd, seeing as that at least Twitter offers the ‘gift’ of being ‘real-time’ where people do not have to wait for their messages to go out into the world and begin the branding. Of course, for consumers and customers no one really cares how much Google and Facebook fight. In fact, it very much reminds everyone of Apple versus Microsoft. In the end, all the people and businesses cared about was what the two companies were going to do for them. God bless America, right? In the end, when two monumental forces collide the consumer is the one that gets to reap the rewards. And that, my friends, is the way democracy should be. After all, we’re the ones working our behinds off for success, the least these megaliths could do is offer stellar services and a way for us to market and bring in the money.

Google+ is what the program is called. Not exactly the most creative of phrases, but Google has already proven to run the internet. More people get on their machines and go for Google research than anything else in the world – even grabbing a book from the library is out now.

When Google+ AP opened, millions received that colorful “platform” on their screens introducing the new-found program. Of course, I, as many others, didn’t even know what this was all about. The end-user simply saw this as yet another advertising option with no actual reasoning behind it. It took only about a week for the world to find out they were wrong. Google+ API has suddenly drawn-in consumers, editors, developers, and artists from all over the world trying to set up their “Buzz” and links in order to get their customers to know who they are and brand more and more every day. This, of course, IS close to the Facebook “Lists,” where the consumer or business gets their lists created for them. Seeing as that Facebook has been around a long time already, it will be interesting to see if many people use this specific marketing platform – or just continue with Facebook as they have been.

Google+ Search is something else that’s new – although, to this writer, let’s face it – if I want to search for something, I already head straight to Google anyway – nothing new there. Of course, with this addition, now a business or consumer can search for their topic, and then filter the information received into various results – categories such as: “Google+ Posts” and “Sparks.” As everyone already knows, the Facebook search is powered by Bing…and not very good.

Facebook is adding a few applications that are completely “Twitter-based,” as if seeing the monumental overload of people switching to Twitter in order to receive ‘real-time’ updates and be able to send ‘real-time’ messages to their followers.

Google+ will also move into the mobile realm. Google is launching its own mobile version, where there will be multi-user capabilities right on personal mobile devices. They are even allowing a way that you and your company can broadcast “On the Air” and even integrate Google Docs, screen sharing, and more!

Of course, there are other things in the works; some specifically aimed at the “Teen” community which seems to have taken over the world where entertainment, art, books, communication, etc. are concerned. And they are also the main sector of many businesses to focus their products and services on – and Facebook and Google+ will definitely make sure that the “teen” voice is recognized.

In the end, yes, the Facebook network is still the largest social networking site in the world, and they, too will have their announcements to release. However, Be First, Inc. already knows the power behind the Google + API program, and their wisdom can aid all businesses in making their products and services available to billions of sites, customers, and realms.

The Be First, Inc. Ultimate Business Promotion Package offers so many components to businesses, consumers, and artists that it is truly incredible. The publicity is one-of-a-kind, including: creative images, audios, videos, real-time links, news stories, announcements, and promotion on multiple websites – with complete and in-depth articles and features on Twitter and Facebook. And, just to remind you, the rundown of social media sites and the amount of people using these sites has grown exponentially, and Be First Inc., is the company that can use each and every one of these sites to benefit YOU.

Facebook: 750 million active users; Twitter: 200 million; the global community now spends over 110 billion minutes on social networks and blog sites. By utilizing these amazing ‘gifts’ that are already a huge success across the globe, Be First, Inc. offers full social media portfolios. They extend YOUR message to additional key demographic, geographic and behavioral sites – with over 67+ posts every day! Be First, Inc. brands YOUR message and guarantees consistency in all networks. And now, with Google+ API hitting the superhighway, Be First, Inc. is the ONLY company of marketing professionals to use every aspect of the internet world and the social marketing universe to increase your revenue and make you a ‘household name.’

Until Next Time, Everybody.

To Begin Building Your Business Today, go to:

tom@befirstinc.com
sales@befirstinc.com
info@befirstinc.com

Precious Gems Publishing – Giving Debut Authors Their VOICE!

Readers – and writers, of course – we have been speaking about this brand new publishing company over the past few weeks and the response has been astronomical. Not a big shock, considering the way the literary community (i.e., traditional publishing houses) are working right now. The amount of authors that are being overlooked, or thrown into a ‘slush’ pile (even though their manuscript was asked for by someone in the company); and the unbelievable amount of form rejection letters that are being sent back, are unbelievably horrific.

Somewhere along the way the ‘form rejection letter’ became the way to turn an author down. This is completely unacceptable in more ways than one, folks. The first, is that an author works their tail off, and puts their passion and drive into their manuscript for a reason. A writer is not created – they are born. And there are many who have put together a book that the masses very much want to read and would love. How does the author know this for a fact? The power of digital publishing and eBooks, but we will get to all that proof in just a minute. What is another reason why the ‘form rejection letter’ is unacceptable? Because it is simply a ‘way out.’ All of the websites that you research, making sure to send your query letter to the right agents and right publishers who deal with your genre – where the website states in big, bold ink that they WANT to read your query – are the ones that seem to keep the query letter for a month or more just to then send back a letter that states: “Thank you for sending us your book, (fill in title here). Although it sounds very good (etc.) it is unfortunately, not what we represent.” Even though, on their site, it is very much what they represent.

Quite frankly, if someone does not like the first three chapters then say why. Criticism IS good, because it allows the author to take a ‘fresh’ look and see if changes should be made, or if it was simply a case of an agent or publisher with no time on their hands who didn’t bother to read in the first place.

Now, perhaps agents and publishers out there are about to get mad. But they shouldn’t. No one is saying that a query letter can’t stink. There are many letters (sorry, authors) that are not good. The spelling, grammar, punctuation says it all sometimes. And there are times when the plot is just something you may NOT want to represent. Which is absolutely fine. BUT the author should be told why. There is no way for an author to get better at their chosen career without knowing, in the first place what they did wrong. And, when a form letter is sent, it very much leads the author to believe that it was not read in the first place, and that the person clicking the rejection letter is just doing it because it is their job.

Authors, agents, publishers – this is a trio that needs to work together. And even though the agent and publisher may not believe this – the author does understand the bottom-line. They do understand that certain genres are hugely popular in this day and age (i.e., YA, paranormal, gothic, etc.), and that other genres have fallen behind (i.e., Christian fiction, bodice-ripper romance, etc.) and that there are very specific publishing companies for that material. But, let’s face it, when reviewers and bookstores are getting some of the new fiction that is being published, it speaks to the masses that perhaps agents and publishers do NOT know what is selling. There has been a wealth of YA books that are turning toward child abuse, drugs, suicide, etc. that are, quite frankly, NOT selling. So it becomes a question of “Who actually knows what readers want?” And, if anyone is still ‘in the game enough’ to choose the best titles and take a chance on a new author with a new idea?

We have spoken before about how the literary world has become jaded; even articles are popping up where people who have quit and left the industry are speaking out about the fact that they saw the ‘inside world’ and didn’t like it. This writer has listened to remarks made from industry people regarding how they saw great books being overlooked because of other…situations that should not have happened. And they have also remarked that some queries (if not a great many of them) were never read. They were assigned to an intern to “get rid of.” Again, there are some truly great agents and publishers still out there who DO still believe in authors…but that number is dwindling.

It was no surprise when authors began to take it upon themselves to “see” if the people rejecting them were right. Turns out, they weren’t. E-Books and the world of digital publishing is slowly taking over, and providing a platform that allows authors to lend their VOICE to the literary community. And, in fact, some of the most brilliant voices have been found there – marketing their books on Kindle and garnering not only rave reviews, but extremely high sales.

Branding has been the key for these authors. They not only had the passion and drive to write – but they carried that passion and drive over to branding themselves and causing fans to flock to their side. Only then, did the ‘Big Six’ take the time to “see” them and bring them on board.

Precious Gems Publishing was a company that was created BY authors FOR authors, because of the way things have been running in the past decade. Precious Gems Publishing KNOWS that great books are being completely overlooked, and they are tired of what could be stellar authors shelving their manuscripts or throwing them in desk drawers simply because they received that form rejection letter. Precious Gems Publishing researched and worked for a long time before coming together, making sure they could give the author and readers what they wanted and deserved.

From professional editors who have been in the industry for decades; to hiring the best graphic designers to create covers that will live on in the readers’ imagination long after the book has been read, Precious Gems Publishing covered all the bases. But they also went one step further. The creators found a way to make sure that the author would receive a digital platform and a FULL marketing campaign. Precious Gems Publishing wanted to make sure, before even attempting this, that all authors would be getting radio programs to speak about their books; would receive tweets and postings on Facebook and Twitter; professional book trailers; and, articles in magazines and newsletters .reaching millions of readers. In essence, Precious Gems Publishing not only wanted to find the outstanding fiction books that are out there right now, but they also wanted to be able to brand the author and their book

While in the midst of setting up their website, Precious Gems Publishing doesn’t want to make the author wait any longer. They will receive a real “live” editor to work with, as well as a real “live” designer to work with. They will receive a full marketing department standing behind them to get their message to the masses, and brand them for all time. And they do this for $899 and nothing more. There are no ‘scams’ that you must pay more for this, this, and that. There are no premiere packages to sign up for, or a demand that the author purchase copies themselves. Precious Gems Publishing has brought their wisdom into the digital publishing world – and they are looking for Fiction Authors who are necessary to the literary community.

That means YOU! Stop giving up. Send your query to someone who will actually READ it!!

Until Next Time, Everybody

For more information go to:
www.preciousgemspublishing.com