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Here I'll talk about my business development and personal life. Most know me as founder of SingleRose.com The Resource for Single Mothers or as the publisher of Kennedale News.
Simple idea to get Facebook likes Featured
Fun app works as announcement, countdown or invitation
As a mother & hopefully a grandmother some day this app is near and dear to my heart. It includes some very personal elements. The knitted background image (one of 10 available choices) was actually knitted by my own mother! I shot the photo myself (with a Sony AS10 macro setting), see image #1. Mom has always loved to knit & crochet (like her mother) so this was an area where the two of us could set aside our mostly, rocky relationship. She was 16 when I was born, my father 15. Two years later they had my brother. Knitting & crocheting has always been a favorite past time of hers. A talent she taught & passed on to my two daughters. Photo #2 demos the ability for customers to load their own photos. Photo #2 is the actual hospital photo of my youngest daughter who is now in her 20's.
The app is available in Google Play currently. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.babyCountdown
The iphone version later this week.
Please help me share this app by sharing on facebook, twitter or maybe even a blog or newsletter post!
Custom Baby Countdown
- Enter name or event title
- Due date or event date
- Choose from many backgrounds
- Share on facebook
- Upload own images (sonogram or new baby)
- Re-arrange and re-size countdown blocks
- Rearrange text
- Change text color
Photo #1 - the feature graphic in Google Play
Photo #2 - Users can load their own pictures & change text color. My daughter is pictured.
Visit Baby Countdown App on Facebook
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App Ad Opportunity.
On Thursday May 9th just before Mother's Day we will launch our new facebook integrated Baby Countdown app. The app is available for both iphone & android. The app lets customers enter name & due date, change background or upload a photo & is shareable on Facebook. Great for baby showers or baby birth announcements.
There is an opportunity for sponsorship advertising in this app. There are 4 spots 300x250 square; for this 6 week opportunity; the cost $250. See photo below, where sponsorship ads will be. This is a paid app, so users will not be forced to view the option.
Additionally we are:
- Sending a press release to over 800 journalists & 20,000 moms - about 7,000 of those are mompreneurs.
- Distributing 4,000 post cards to 50 obgyn physicians in DFW and 3 Babies r us locations.
Subscribe to Baby Countdown App Sponsorship Ad
Like Baby Countdown App on Facebook - click here. Different background images can be seen on the Facebook page.Tags: baby countdown app iphone android tammywjones mothers day
Ever wonder who your favorite entrepreneurs & celebrities follow?
A powerful twitter tool, with a silly name can tell you.
QUEENS OF SHARKS - Shark Tank that is...
Using Who Twarted, I learned that Barbara Corcoran & Lori Greiner, two women entrepreneurs from ABC's "Shark Tank" both follow, the following 20 people. In other words, they have 20 people whom they follow in common. i.e., they're both interested in the 20 people/twitter accounts on this list.
Click link to view and/or sort 20 People Followed by both Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner. Users can be sorted by name, location or follower count. If interested, I could save these results in a list, or I could sort the list by location and save only the users in a certain location to my list. The image below shows users followed by the two Shark Tank queens, sorted in descending order by number of followers. Jimmy Fallon, and his 8 million plus fans is the largest twitter account followed by both Ms. Corcoran & Ms. Greiner.
Interesting to me, there is only 3 women on this list. Between Lori & Barbara; they are collectively only interested in 3 women (and all 3 are celebrities). Is there a Glass Tweiling? Does one have to have balls or be on tv to be of interest to top women entrepreneurs? It's kind of funny, I tweally mean it! A social glass tweiling? I'm not throwing stones ladies, I'm a huge fan. It's only an observation. Look at the 26 people that both Mark Cuban & Daymond John follow in common. There's 3 women on that list, 2 of which are Lori & Barbara, and a 3rd named Litter SF. Click here to view the list of accounts both Mark and Daymond follow.
For the sake of rounding out the Shark Board, I've linked here a list of the 13 followed by both sexy Robert Herjavec & Kevin OLeary. These two don't follow many women either, but check back next week and see my upcoming post titled, "100 women entrepreneurs you must follow on twitter."
This post is a shameless attempt to get attention of potential investors for my products; which I've listed below.
http://www.WhoTwarted.com - sorts any users followers & builds lists. I find this very helpful for editing my app NFL Player Tweets, when players leave or move from team to team. This is an easy method to updating my lists.
http://www.SendMoola.com - mobile payment system that's "easier than Dorsey's" - a quote from entrepreneur Michael Sherrod. The site also performs fundraising and sends e-greeting cards with cash to paypal. It's like "KickStarter" with a twist.
http://www.AzulSocial.com - social media management dashboard that bulk schedules to both Facebook & Twitter, YES IT DOES.
http://www.FormsEmail.com - a wicked cool site for non-programmers to create forms, and email forms, all kinds of forms. Even paypal integrated forms. Think "contact" forms, sign up forms, etc etc....
http://www.WeatherMom.net - weather alert system built using technology from the National Weather Service.
Plus a handful of android apps in Google Play
Click this link to view and/or sort 20 People Followed by both Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner. User can be sorted by name, location or follower count. In this image the list is sorted in descending order by followers. Jimmy Fallon, and his 8 million plus followers is the largest twitter account followed by both Ms. Corcoran & Ms. Greiner.Tags: sharktank, whotwarted, tammywjones glass tweiling
Get 10,000 Facebook likes for your page!
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Number of visit we've received so far in the month of March 2013 - 10,651. See screen shot of stats listed here.
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I created this simple kids game, which is on sale in Google Play as an android app.
Having a branded game can enhance customer relationships.
#1 your iconoid installed on customer phones & tablets is a constant reminder of your business.
#2 connect customers with each other as they compete for high score
#3 let customers order/re-order products from inside your game.
"Exotic Animal Match" is an online game and android app created by TW Jones. It's for sale in Google Play, click this link
Click here to play Exotic Animal Match onlilne.
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Outsourced team delivers Facebook likes, views and +1 votes
Our first customer placed her order on March 8th. At the time of purchase her fan page had 3 likes. By March 15th the page had more than the 10,000 "likes" she ordered.
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Prices and other services can be found HERE.
TOS Agreement mandatory; see TOS HERE.
- Likes are sold as is
- Likes cannot be reversed
- Refund policy is very limited. The only situation where I'd provide a refund is if our team couldn't deliver
- Only page admin's can see profiles of "likes"
Games and Androids Apps Enhance Business
Keep customers within arms reach. Stay at the tip of their fingers.
Interested in an android app or custom game featuring your products or services?
You're in the right place.
Game for Safonique - an all natural laundry detergent.
This online game is also an android app equipped with a mobile payment system that allows Safonique customers to re-order detergent. Also contains a contact form.
Game for Holly Clegg - fabulous cook and best selling author. See Holly's game.
Download Holly's Game
What could your customers do with an online game or app?
- Order your products and services
- Play your game while waiting in the school pick up line
- Visit your website
- Be reminded of you daily with installed iconoid.
What could you do with an online game ?
Keep your company information in customers hands and in front of their face as it's installed on their cell phones and tablets.
Text message customers who've installed the app. Say hello or let them know of new product or developments.
The cost is $500. Includes game, payment system, contact form and hosting for one year. Also includes QR code. Yearly renewal $100.
Pay the $500 at this link https://womenwebsolutions.com/Pay_Your_Balance
I want to give a shout out and special thank you to Denee, founder and CEO of Pregnancy Piercings.
Denee has been advertising with me for about 10 years now! Our paths first crossed when she began advertising on Single Rose - the Resource for Single Mothers. Besides being my longest running customer she is one of the strongest and coolest moms I've ever met! It's a really long story, and I ask that you take my word for it.
Denee's business Pregnancy Piercings, allows a woman to keep her belly piercing throughout pregnancy.
She features a "Belly of the Month" on her website and it's a really cute thing!
Check it out at http://www.PregnancyPiercings.com
Thank you Denee! I really appreciate your business!Tags: pregnancy piercings, Denee
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- Featured user profiles at www.WhoTwarted.com - This tool sorts twitter followers & builds lists. It also does common followers. An example of that: query @tammywjones and @mommymillionair - you'll find we have 691 common followers. Meaning 691 people follow us both. Those results can be sorted by location (not everybody lists a location in twitter but many do) so how if you want, you could save those results as a twitter list from inside whotwarted. You can also buy features here. During March Mompreneur Madness a 60 day feature is $25.
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Tags: social media boosts, advertisements, tammywjones
Easily unfollow those who don't follow you back
http://www.WhoTwarted.com allows you to see who follows you that you don't follow back and the reverse; see who you follow that doesn't follow you back.
This twitter tool makes it easy to clean up your follower/following list.Tags: whotwarted, tammywjones, twitter tool
To find customers, you must know where to look.
Use these tools:
This first screen shot (image 1) is from http://www.TweepleSorter.com . It shows the number of common followers of two twitter users: Kathy Meyer, iphone app developer @2cre8 and Kim Lavine best selling author @mommymillionair
Results are displayed sorted by number of friends aka # of twitter accounts they follow. At the top of the sort is HootSuite . Out of the 331 people following both Kathy Meyer and Kim Lavine, Hootsuite is following the most people.
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The second screen shot (image 2) is from http://www.AzulSocial.com (an alternative to Hootsuite) and it also shows that 331 people follow both Kathy Meyer & Kim Lavine. This list is sorted by the number of followers. What does that mean? That means, this screen shot depicts the most influential follower of both Kathy & Kim. Turns out it's the President of the United State Barack Obama with his 2770668 followers! Needless to say, many people follow Barack Obama on Twitter!
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The 3rd item (image 3) below shows a complete list of the 331 people following both Kathy & Kim, sorted by location.
HERE ARE THE CUSTOMERS
These are people interested in both women (brands)
Extremely Valuable Tool
The real value lies with http://www.WhoTwarted.com 's ability to display users, then sort them by location and even store query results as a list.
When visiting http://www.WhoTwarted.com and http://www.Tweeplesorter.com if you don't get desired results, that means the api limit has been temporarily exceeded, so wait a few minutes and then try again.
The tools do more than I've explained in this post. They show you who follows you that you don't follow back and even more. Please feel free to visit and check out what you can learn. Come back here and let me know what you found.
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I'm a real fan of Kim Lavine's which is why I used her as an example in the post.
The final screen shot (image 4) Use the twitter tools, to see if one persons follows another. I entered @mommymillionair and myself @tammywjones and noticed, she doesn't follow me! LOL So with the tool's feature of (see those you follow who don't follow back) , it was easy to unfollow her!
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Yesterday, I placed by voice controlled game in Google's android market.
It's not the first voice controlled android game, but it is ONE of the first! Looking through thousands of apps, I saw only 3 others.
The game, titled "Don't Pop it" features a bright red balloon, controlled by the players voice.
On Google Play, click here.
Players must avoid the flying thumb tacks to get points. Pass more tacks, get more points. Thumb tacks fly faster the more you pass.
This simple game is really fun and it's available NOW in Google Play. I hope you'll help me spread the word.Tags: voice controlled, android, tammywjones
I think I'm starting to get the hang of creating games and android apps.
Here's another - GUNS Game by TWJ Enterprise
Play it on Game Galz
Buy it on Google Play
Tribute to Chris Kyle
Scan code with android device to download the game, American Sniper.
My husband, retired police officer (tac team sniper) is a huge Chris Kyle fan. We had the opportunity to lay eyes on him at a local Constable's event a couple years ago. My husbands not a talkative guy, so simply seeing Mr. Kyle with his own eyeballs made him very happy.
As a tribute to Chris Kyle, I created this game. If Mr. Kyle's family agrees, I'd like to sell it in the android & iphone markets & give a portion of each sale to the estate.
From the Craft International site
Chief Chris Kyle (USN, honorably discharged in 2009) is one of the top snipers in the history of the American armed forces. From 1999 to 2009, he recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared Chief Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. His extensive combat experience includes sniping, close-quarters battle, reconnaissance, long-range desert patrols, personal security and the training for foreign allies. In addition to working and training with the elite Navy SEALs, Chief Kyle has also served with units from the Army, Marine Corps and other government agencies.
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual.
Chris Kyle had the dream of forming Craft upon completion of his last enlistment so that he could continue to serve this great nation by helping those headed into harm's way. When he founded Craft, he pulled together a remarkable team who share in his vision to provide the best training to those who need it the most.
Chris Kyle was murdered Feb 2, 2013.
Tags: Chris Kyle, Guns, game, android
Open an online store - it's so easy!
You too can create an online store
I had to check it out & see if I could do it myself, after I purchased Payload Games, an auto updating video game site.
Yesterday I built 2.
The first is Stacy Bakes Cakes. An online shop that sells bakeware., cake pans, cupcake pans, decorating tools, etc.
The second is Kennedale Racing (a old domain I'd once used to compliment a printed publication that still gets alot of traffic). It's a now a car parts store! It features Performance parts and accessories; stuff like air filters, spark plugs, engine parts...
Set it up
Amazon makes it easy. To get started, login to your Amazon affiliate account. Click on "astore," then "add a new store."
Then follow the instructions for selecting the products or categories you wish to sell. For my sites, I choose amazon categories. You'll be presented with pick and choose options for colors and layout. That's it! Your store is built. Now all you've got to do is drive traffic and customers to your store.
To get started share the link of your store, or embed the link provided by amazon in your site/page.
My links are:
- Stacy Bakes Cakes http://astore.amazon.com/kennnews-20
- Payload Games http://astore.amazon.com/payloadgames-20
- Kennedale Racing Performance Parts & Accessories http://astore.amazon.com/raceme-20
Share the news
This is the hardest part but here's a few suggestions:
- Get on social media. Create social media sites for the store and invite your friends and colleagues
- Advertise online. I've got a suite of about 12 sites and I run reciprocal banners on all of them. If you'd like to run your banner on my site of sites, a 468x60 pixel banner is required along with $25 per month.
- Advertise in print. Currently I'm running a classfied ad in a local college newspaper, not sure how effective it is just yet.
- Direct mail marketing. Create postcards & mail them to your customers. You can also use the artwork in email marketing.
- Email marketing - ask a friend to swap email ads with you. Speaking of that - Interested in swapping ads with me? Or I can send an email for you.
Who'd ever thought I'd be selling cake pans, video games & car parts? LOL!
Good luck and let me know how it goes!
Tags: tammywjones, amazon store
I must have missed this a few months ago, but apparently if you'd like to send a message to someone whom you are not connected too on Facebook, you can do so by paying $1 for the message to be delivered. Else, your message will find its way to the "filtered" message folder.
Have you noticed this?
Tags: facebook, messages