I have collated a collection of resources that I hope you will find helpful. Some of them are affiliate links which means I get a small fee when you use them but either I or friends use the products so I am confident in recommending them. Feel free to check them out.

You’ll also find a collection of helpful articles listed below. To find the full selection visit my blog and use the search function for a particular topic.

 

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Facebook Applications

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ARTICLES

BLOGGING

5 great tips for blogging ideas when you have run our of ideas

12 guest Blogging tips

How to get more conversions on your Blog

 

LINKEDIN

LinkedIn User Agreement

LinkedIn privacy agreement

The ultimate LinkedIn checklist for business promotion and job searching

How to make a great impression on Social Media when looking to make a career move

How to use LinkedIn for business and get better results

Endorsements and how to use them

Top 10 overused words on LinkedIn profiles in 2013

The ultimate guide to LinkedIn for Interns

PINTEREST

7  Pinterest power strategies that work

 How to get more followers on Pinterest

2013 Facebook and Pinterest statistics

10 Essential Pinterest for business puzzle pieces

How Pinterest and Instagram are changing Social Media Marketing

7 Superheros strategies for Pinterest using Infographics

How to use Pinterest to promote your videos

Where to find your Pinterest notifications

Pinterest is music to the ears of marketers

Pinterest image size cheat sheet

 

 

FACEBOOK

Facebook checklist for better results when Facebook marketing

Facebook Ads which ones work best?

Facebook Pages VS Facebook Profiles what’s the difference and can I use them both for business?

How to get better results with your Facebook posts

How to use Facebook Hashtags for business

Increase traffic with Facebook promotions

How and why it’s helpful to put a face to your Facebook admin

Must have books

QUIET – By Susan Cain

In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.

Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts – and how you see yourself.

Danielle LaPorte’s Books

A list of “Top 10 Blogs by Women That Might Change Your Life,” describes Danielle LaPorte like this:

“She’s confidently contrarian, feminine, decisive, and creative. She combines spirituality with sound business principles. She’s been listed, ranked and quoted. At the core of her success is her ability to write. She writes beautifully, lustfully, and poignantly and is quite possibly the most talented and insightful writer publishing on the web. If you haven’t experienced DanielleLaPorte.com, you are missing the best of the web.”

Robert T Kiyosaki’s Books

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad – the international runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.In communicating his point of view on why ‘old’ advice – get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify – is ‘bad’ (both obsolete and flawed) advice. Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher’s Weekly – The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today – and was named “USA Today’s #1 Money Book” two years in a row. It is the third longest-running ‘how-to’ best seller of all time.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity-principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

Gary’s Books

Gary Vaynerchuk is the ultimate businessman. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary is a proven investor and advisor in the world of startups, and now an expert on the Fortune 500 world, through is work as CEO of Vaynermedia, a social media marketing agency. Having two bestsellers under his belt doesn’t hurt either.

Thirty-three years ago, Gary got his start in business by ripping flowers out of people’s yards and selling them back. Years later, he would use that savvy to grow his family’s wine store from $3 to $45 million in just a few short years by launching WineLibrary.com, one of America’s first wine websites. Fast forward to now, and he’s continued to use that same business savvy, along with his brother, to build VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like GE, PepsiCo, Hasbro and the New York Jets find their social media voices and build their digital brands.

Seths Books

Seth Godin is the author of fifteen international bestsellers that have been translated into over 35 languages, and have changed the way people think about marketing and work. For a long time, Unleashing the Ideavirus was the most popular ebook ever published, and Purple Cow is the bestselling marketing book of the decade.

His book, Tribes, was a nationwide bestseller, appearing on the Amazon, New York Times, BusinessWeek and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. It’s about the most powerful form of marketing–leadership–and how anyone can now become a leader, creating movements that matter.

Since Linchpin, Godin has published two more books, Poke the Box and We Are All Weird, through his Domino Project. Recently, he launched The Icarus Deception via Kickstarter, which reached its goal in less than three hours.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth is founder and CEO of Squidoo.com, a fast growing recommendation website. His blog is the most popular marketing blog in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Godin was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne.

 

Viveka is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert” and speaks to business owners, corporations, Legal Firms and associations on the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn. She is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter: #LinkedInChat (Recently quoted by Mashable as one of the top 10 business blogs) and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. She is constantly learning, sharing and transferring social media skills and strategies to her tribe.

Viveka has 24,000+ first level connections and a network of over 24 million people on LinkedIn, and over 53,000+ followers on Twitter. Her seminars, webinars and workshops have taught and trained well over 10,000 people.

She was also recently listed:

*Forbes 10 Most Influential Women in Social Media

*Forbes 50 Most Influential People in Social Media

*TopRank’s 25 Women Who Rock Social Media in 2011

 

“Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”–Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself–and the world around you–forever.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.  Her TEDtalk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available as eBook for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century!

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

International best seller, Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight-forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.