Accomplished Goals

handbook coverThe next item on the jar is “accomplished goals,” and we have one. It’s taken a few years to reach, but reach it we did. It’s a book.

First, a little background.

A number of years ago, we were the prime movers in developing a team approach for people in direct sales also known as network marketing. We developed a team approach that gave people a method for setting realistic goals and exchanging information with others to help them improve their performance and hopefully increase sales. Hundreds of people across the country formed small virtual teams and shared their stories, their successes and their tips on weekly conference calls.

We learned that if you give honest, open and trusting people a forum where they are not in direct competition, they will help each other. It happened with hundreds of people across the country, the majority of whom had not met each other until an annual convention six months later. But being on a team, even a virtual team, worked.

Now we take a side step into social media. Blogging likes, even needs content. If blog posts are of interest to a target market, that ups the odds that they will follow that blog.

So we thought what if we combined the team theory of the sales force with social media, specifically blogging? Wouldn’t it be easier. or at least less stressful, if a team of people contributed to a blog on topics they all had an interest in? For example. Take a chiropractor, a fitness trainer, a licensed massage therapist and a retailer of nutritional products. They are not in direct competition and they provide services to similar target markets. In fact, some on the team refer clients to each other.

That was when the idea struck — a publication to help people create and manage a collaborative blog. And just before Christmas, we completed the final revisions, converted the publication into an eBook and uploaded it to Amazon.com for sale!

Take a look!

So we did accomplish our goal of creating a handbook that in six easy steps will help a team develop and maintain a blog to promote themselves, their businesses, their interests, whatever.

The handbook is very reasonably priced, is Kindle friendly and is a great way to start a discussion about how your team, your company, or your family and can create a viable presence in social media.

So click on the cover image, read a sample from the handbook and buy a copy or two. Then post a review.

And thanks to all of you for your support, especially Materurbium for the cover artwork and converting the handbook into the Kindle format.

Comments welcomed!

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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