YIKES! Malware Attack.

I was attacked. Ugly viruses found there way through my posts and comments. Has this happened to you?

What did I do? First I ventured over to Fiverr. Who doesn’t love fiverr? They had several people who fix this kind of stuff. However, I have to give them access to my server. My super-tech friends said “Watch out” plus my godaddy (yes, I admit to use godaddy…If anyone else would give me the loving & empathetic 24 hour support, I’d switch for the basic stuff. Sometimes I need a shoulder to cry on at 2:00 am and they are their for me. Ha!)

I did not go with Fiverr, I purchased a security plan from godaddy so it would check for malware on a daily basis and remove it. Whew! That’s done.

Quick note. While I was doing all that boring messy stuff, I finally switched my domain from edgysocialmedia.com to http://edgy.co as my main domain. There’s so much more going on these days then just social media!

That’s all! What’s up with you edgy friends and family?

I Can’t Afford Social Media that Works

Once upon a time social media was easy. Well, sort of.

At least you could go through the motions of creating a Facebook business page, email campaign, twitter account, blog and have them all work simultaneously with a strategy.

Loved this time in history because social brought a return on investment for the regular small businesses.

Sigh…Now the algorithms change, the social companies have gone public and everyone is out to make a buck.

You have to pay to play and vintage marketing is getting its last laugh.  Vintage marketing such as SEO, Google Adwords, Craigslist, Ebay and YES! Even print, yellow book, flyers and magazines.

What do I do?

WHAT DOES THE MOM & POP COMPANY DO:

1.  Collect First Name & Phone Numbers on a clipboard  when people walk into the store or as people sign-up online.

2.  Add the names and phone numbers to your contact list on your SMARTPHONE.

3.  There is a feature called GROUP.  Tag the group VIP

4.  When there’s a sale, send a message to your VIP group!  FREE.  SIMPLE.

When you have several hundred contacts, feel free to contact me for professional texting options.  For now, this is a simple trick to boost sales to your favorite customers and stay in contact.

EXAMPLE:  I created this for FREE on Mailchimp:  SIGN UP FOR MY VIP PREFERRED PROGRAM  or sign up for my free VIP Give-A-Ways

By the way, I am doing a bunch of simple give-a-ways this year.  Signed books from business icons like Randi Zuckerberg.  Free landing pages you can upload.  My very best leads so you can outsource work on Elance or even Fiverr.  Also, my stories are crazy-honest this year with “Investors to trust and mistrust.”  YIKES!

Don’t miss a beat – VIP Give-A-Ways

Tara Husband,

Edgy Social Media
305.323.9614
– Posted from my iPhone

 

Startup BLAAAWS!!!!

Once upon a time this girl had a great idea that could change the world. The idea already changed her world, her family’s world and made a few people go WOW.

This girl started building. She spoke with smart people and then smarter people and then even smarter people. Then found rich people plus smart people.  Also, “rich” people who were randomly wordy.

This girl sat in a small corner of space and connected.

  • building a brick at a time the idea grew
  • then rooms
  • her friends and family toured the building. They liked it. When they had trouble moving around, she fixed it.

What happened?  Then the girl looked around her corner and she realized her room was completely empty. Her friends were on outside the room.  The smart and rich people couldn’t see in but they tried.

Startup Blahs

The BLAAAWS set in.

She sat alone.

She thought and thought and thought.  And thought some more.

Alone she sat.

WAIT!

She smiled and sighed when she realized…She just had to turn the corner, open the door and invite her friends and family in.  Her friends came in and the blahs went away.

LISTEN TO ACOUSTIC SOUL ARTIST I FOUND ON YOUTUBE “I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Is Gone”

Tara Husband,
Edgy Social Media
305.323.9614
– Posted from my iPhone

Comment if you get this, or if you have the start-up blaaaaws or just to say HI.

DEVELOPERS:  For those deeper in development reading until the end:  The building had no recognizable door handle so her friends and family just looked at the walls.  🙂

The AWESOME SCAM

Once upon a time there was a man who thought everyone on Facebook was stupid.

One day the man entered A GROUP.  A POWERFUL GROUP.  A group he would never belong to on the outside of Facebook but now he belongs.  He belongs!  HE BELONGS!

Freedom

The group gets him.  He gets to part of a VIP group now.  Wow.  Everyone else has to pay over $995 but he only has to pay $59.95.

Proud.

Paid.

Now he’s IN!  One more group.  This time he gets to meet “A POWERFUL GROUP”.  This time everyone  else has to pay $5995 but he only has to pay $ 995 plus look at all the extras.

Proud.

Almost Rich.

“I’ll be off soon, honey,” the man says to his wife.

Only $300 left on this credit card.  Maybe if I…

“We’ll look at your homework in just a minute, sweetie,” the man says to his daughter.

OK.  “I’ll call and see if they can take less,” he thinks to himself.

YOU WILL???  AWESOME!!!  AWESOME!!!

I’ll find my own ride out there no problem.  Just the $300 then.

After arriving at the 2 star hotel with three other people, now the man just feels stupid.

Keep connected to people you know.  Don’t always believe reviews.

Tara Husband,
Edgy.co
305.323.9614
– Posted from my iPhone

*I know a bunch of excellent, awesome groups and am not speaking of any group or person specifically.

surfr

SNAP! South Florida Startup Community is Surfr Hot

Once upon a time I lived in a quite Palm Beach area, drove to technology meet-ups, went down to Miami for an occasional key note speaker and was inspired by weekly episodes of Shark Tank.

There were whispers of incubators coming to town during after parties.

Talks of tech labs.

Then, SNAP!

Today, everywhere I turn our Sunny South Florida Hot Spots are buzzing with innovation and new technology.  Co-working space activities, pitch events and live Shark Tank meetups are filling every day of the month.

Check this short story about a surfer/entrepreneur.    Nicholas Mohnacky and I have been going to the same tech meetup for the last few years.  He’s an expert in video & marketing strategy and has been launching a surfr app.  This summer I came back from Boston and found out he’s now opening a new co-working space on Clematis.  WOW!   I met with him and his sister over coffee, went and looked at the space, it’s over the edge cool!  (see pic below) It’s called Startup Palm Beach LLC

Next thing I know, I’m at the gym opening up Florida Trends Magazine and:

It is Nick!

There’s also STARTUP WESTPALM BEACH is coming up and

I caught Nick on an interview to tell us about it.>CLICK:   STARTUP WESTPALM BEACH MORE! 8 LESSONS FROM START-UP BOSTON


BTW, I met at least one of his partners recently Chris Callahan who has a cool, edgy vibe.
 (me & Chris below)
Find Chris’s info here:   http://westpalmbeach.startupweekend.org/


Plus, a quick shout out to his sister, who has recently joined the team in a project manage role.  I’ve heard she’s become quite the emerging, young  CEO:  Katlyn Rapp.  Watch out for her!

 

To find out more about our Sunny South Florida Hot Spots go to the following locations I work with the most.   Or just reach out to me and I’ll connect you the best I can!

http://www.thereef.biz/

http://www.meetup.com/InnovatePalmBeach/

http://caffeinespaces.com/

http://thelaunchpad.org/

If you are thinking of doing Start-up Palm Beach Check out the 8 LESSONS I LEARNED FROM START-UP BOSTON

Tara Husband,
Edgy Social Media
305.323.9614- Posted from my iPhone

P.S.  I realize an ecosystem doesn’t happen in a SNAP!  Countless hours have been put in by community organizers and others.  Thank you to all involved!

P.S.S. I have space for one VIP client. In Social Biz always ask “Show me the proof!” Analytics & Return on Investment are a must otherwise you are wasting money. Contact me directly Tara@TaraHusband.com or 305-323-9614

*Photo credit for the surfing featured photo on top is Kevin Flett