Manual Labour

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Manual Labour

 

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It’s Monday Again!

 

“Manual Labour” I remember those days in secondary school when we used to have a whole period for cutting grass, a whole 40 minutes when every student will be on the field or somewhere else in the school compound cutting grass the period was called MANUAL LABOUR and indeed the labour was manual.

 

A lot of people still do their business Publicity, Promotion, Marketing and even Customer Service Manually in this 21st Century and it amazes me how people can be in the middle of a movement and not sense it.

 

For every task you do manually when you could have chosen to do it automatically you exert more strength, spend more time and sometimes more money.

 

For example if you decide to post a letter instead of sending an email, you and I know that you are actually wasting time and money.

 

When You drive a manual car inside traffic you will wish your car were automatic, the same thing applies when you refuse to use the social media to your advantage as far as your business success is concerned.

If extremely busy and influential individuals and Organizations can use social media effectively to their advantage what is your EXCUSE?

 

I started a free social media Appraisal for a few business owners over the weekend and the exercise has been mind blowing.

 

This was what one of them said ” So on point, thanks for this helpful tips, I will surely apply” –Jenny Chisom (Publisher and Blogger)

 

I am extending this opportunity to 2 more CEOs today, let’s appraise your social media activities and help you get better at it.

“That the way to achieve higher standards of living for all is through science and technology, taking advantage of better tools, methods and organization”. -Charles E. Wilson

 

Succeed!

 

Jide Bamidele

Your Startup Coach

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e | www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark | Instagram: @jidespark1

 

 

 


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Marketing

It’s Monday Again!

 

Facebook is used by half of the world’s online users with 1.49 Billion active monthly users.

 

Big organizations and SMEs are beginning to take their marketing and advertising campaigns to social media.

 

What is your excuse for using facebook just to like pictures and share funny videos?

 

What is your excuse for wasting time on social media when you can actually cash in on it?

 

Sparkconect Solutions is bringing to the residents of Ibadan and environs an amazing opportunity to learn how to cash in on social media.

 

One week of training in the RED ROOF CITY.

 

Day 1 (September 7th 2015)

-exploring blogging (WordPress and blogspot)

-Exploring Podcasting (Audio Marketing)

-Implementing Effective Email   Marketing/Newsletter Campaign

– Mobile Marketing (Whatsapp Broadcast, BB     Campaign)

 

PRICE: 10,000 Naira

 

Day 2 (September 9th 2015)

– Social Media Marketing Fundamentals

– Developing Effective Social Media Engagement     Plan

– Facebook Marketing for Business

– Twitter Marketing for Business

– LinkedIn Marketing for Business

– YouTube Marketing for Business

– Photo Marketing with instagram

 

PRICE: 10,000 Naira

 

Day 3 (September 11th 2015)

 

– Understanding PPC/PPM/PPA and CTR

– Online Advertisement

-Google Image and .gif adverts (Google Adsense)

-Facebook ads

-Facebook video ads

-Twitter ads

-YouTube ads

– Search Engine Marketing (Google Adwords)

– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

 

PRICE: 20,000 Naira

 

Combination of day 1 and 2 = 17,000 Naira

Combination of Day 3 with any other day = 25,000 Naira

Combination of the 3 days = 30,000 Naira

 

Cost Covers Certificate, Free eBooks, free utility sites, Training videos, 1 month free after training support.

 

Venue: 7 Bayo Oyeleke street Ikolaba GRA, Ibadan

 

For payment details please contact info@sparkconect.com

BBM: 2653432e, Whatsapp +2348066577293

 

Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do. And people are trying to communicate in a certain way on Facebook – they share information with their friends, they learn about what their friends are doing – so there’s really a whole new opportunity for a new type of advertising model within that. -Mark Zuckerberg

 

Succeed!

 

Jide Bamidele

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e | www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark | Instagram: @jidespark1

 

 


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Internet

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It’s Monday Again!

 

Fifteen years ago it was okay for businesses not to have an online prescence and survive.

 

Companies thrived on offline, print and on air marketing and promotions in the 20th century but if you intend to stay with that alone in 2015 you may be out of business faster than you started.

 

About 10 years ago Internet based businesses like Konga, Kaymu,Jumia, OLX, Carmudi, LindaIkeji, Gidi Traffic, Jovago, Hotels.ng were non existing, but today they are not just existing but established companies in Nigeria. Some of them are even known beyond the shores of Nigeria.

 

These companies thrive on the power of internet marketing, adverts and promotions.

 

The world’s richest man who has been in business for over 35 years was quoted to have said “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business” – Bill Gates

 

No business will become established without a solid and strategic online presence by 2025, even in Nigeria majority of our business transactions will be done online by 2020.

 

Your marketing and customer care services are cheaper and more measurable when you use social media to compliment it.

 

Watch this space for a major training coming up this summer in the city of Ibadan to teach Business owners, Social media handlers for businesses, churches and organizations how to use social media to market and promote your products and services.

 

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow” -Bill Gates

 

Welcome to the 8th month. It’s a great week for us.

 

Succeed!

 

Jide Bamidele

Your Startup Coach

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e

www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark

Instagram: @jidespark1

 

 

 

 


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Days!

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It’s Monday Again!

 

It’s the first Monday in the month of June, now we have entered the last 30 days of the first half of the year 2015.

 

Yes, it seems everything is moving at a very fast pace, but seriously the year is not moving at any faster rate than usual, because every single day we’ve had has had 24 hours as every other day we’ve spent since we got to this earth.

 

Now what makes our days to look like they are running faster than usual?

 

If you are having enough purpose driven activities on a daily basis the days will look too short for you, because you will feel you are achieving less results than you should achieve daily.

 

If you owe people and the fund to service your debt is not coming as expected you may begin to feel that the days should be extended further than 24 hours as the deadline for re-payment of your debts arrives.

 

If you are in a place or on a project that you enjoy so much, and it seems the day to leave that place or to complete the project is coming to an end you may be feeling like the days are running too fast.

 

Finally if you are not getting the expected results or you are not achieving your goals for the year as earlier planned, you may be seeing the days moving faster than usual.

 

All said, when you think or feel the days are moving faster than usual, check yourself, check your activities and if there is need for adjustments in any area of your life, don’t wait till it is convenient to do it. DO IT NOW.

 

Succeed!

 

Jide Bamidele

Your Startup Coach

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e

www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark

Instagram: @jidespark1


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Opportunities

It’s Monday Again!

 

Yes, the month of May is almost halfway already and it seems the days are moving so fast.

 

Do you know that every single day that passes carries opportunities with it? The more of these opportunities we utilize the better our lives will get.

 

One of the opportunities that are currently amazing in Nigeria is the internet Opportunity.

 

Will you take the advantage of the internet?

 

There are over 83 Million Internet users in Nigeria now, this was made known by NCC over the weekend. If that does not give you an insight that there is so much opportunity to be taken advantage of using the internet, I wonder what will get you thinking.

 

I will be holding a BBM and WHATSAPP Seminar on the 28th and 29th of May.

 

It is tagged “ENTERTAINERS SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERY” It is targeted at SINGERS, SONG WRITERS, PRODUCERS, DANCERS, ARTISTS, ACTORS, COMEDIANS, INSTRUMENTALISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS, EVENT PLANNERS, DECORATORS, DESIGNERS and everybody that has one thing or the other to do with that industry.

 

The Seminar will teach you how to make and use PODCASTS, VIDEO, ARTICLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, BBM, WHATSAPP e.t.c to get your work to reach more people and be paid handsomely for it.

 

The PRICE is #5,000 and it is on a first come first served basis. You do not need to travel and you can be anywhere when this seminar is on as it will be done on your phone.

 

Make payment to

Bank: UBA

ACCT Number: 1015387436

Name: The Spark Magazine

 

Ping, SMS 08055060034 or drop a message after payment has been made.

 

“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement”. -Peter Drucker

 

Succeed!

 

 

Jide Bamidele

Your Startup Coach

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e

www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark

Instagram: @jidespark1OPPORTUNITY


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Invest Wisely

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It’s Monday Again!

Good morning, I hope you had a great night and I believe you are already on the things that matters most for this week.

I was not able to send a BC last Monday but you can read it up on my blog blog.sparkconect.com the title is “CHANGE”

Today I want to talk about three basic things that you have and can invest wisely to get a better result in life.

1. Time: everybody on the surface of earth has 24 hours every day but what differentiates men is how they invest their own 24 hours. Invest your time with men who inspire, invest your time in personal development, invest your time in the things of God, Invest your time in destiny fulfilling relationships, invest your time in your family and loved ones.

2. Money: We all have money no matter how little, but what will determine how much money we eventually have is how we invest that little one we presently have. Invest your money with men who produce. Invest your money on viable ideas, Invest your money on books, Invest your money on personal development.

3. Talent: There is no single individual on the surface of earth without a talent, some of us even have more than one talent and most people have more talent than they are even aware of.

For your talent to increase or become profitable to you, to your society and to God, you have to invest it.

Invest your talent with men who create.

The greatest tragedy in life is not having Time, Money and Talent. It is not investing that which you have wisely.

Succeed!

Jide Bamidele
Your Startup Coach
Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert
BBM: 2653432e
www.sparkconect.com
Twitter: @jidespark
Instagram: @jidespark1


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Change

It’s Monday Again!

It’s a bright morning, the sun is shining already and the clock is ticking fast as usual.

Today is the 110th day in 2015, the year is moving fast.

We are already in the 16th week out of the 52 weeks of 2015.

We are on the verge of spending a fourth of the weeks in the year.

What is that thing that you will do differently this week that can reshape the remaining weeks of this year for you?

What attitude do you need to change this week in order to move closer to your goal for this year?

What phone call do you need to make that you have been putting forward up until now?

Get up right now and take that step, make that call.

Life does not come with a remote control, if you do not like what you are experiencing, you need to get up and change it.
If you are not pleased with where you are, you need to move, you are not a tree.
It’s a blessed week for YOU!

Succeed!
Jide Bamidele
Your Startup Coach
Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert
BBM: 2653432e
www.sparkconect.com
www.blog.sparkconect.com
Twitter: @jidespark
Instagram: @jidespark11 quarter


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Lessons from 2015 Elections

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The 2015 Presidential Election has come and go, the winning side is celebration their victory while the side that lost are nursing their wounds and consoling themselves.

 

The election left me with a few thoughts and I have decided to write down a few of the business lessons I have been able to highlight in the way things were handled by specific people and sides involved in the election right from Campaign till the election day itself.

 

On President Jonathan’s Side

 

  1. Customer is king: The issue of the Nigerian people, the fact that one customer lost can lead to the loss of a thousand customers; a customer who is not satisfied will not tell you he will tell others. The Nigerian people were not treated like customers they were treated as if their choice will not make any difference in determining who will eventually preside over Nigeria for the next 4 years.

 

  1. Your team is important, if you miss-hire, it will run you out of business, if you refuse to fire them. President Jonathan surrounded himself with liars, who would not feed him with the real situation on ground; the likes of Doyin okupe and Reuben Abati were the architect of his loss at the elections.

 

  1. Your IQ is as important as a leader as your EI, deficiency in any of the two will affect your overall performance: No matter how Intelligent you are, People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care, The President showed no care, no remorse with the suffering of the citizens on whom he presides, people were being killed in their hundreds almost every day, yet the president does not look or act like he is moved at all.

 

  1. You Must accept responsibility for whatever happens under your supervision, finger pointing is for children not for leaders: The President is always quick to point accusing fingers at the opposition for every single thing that happens during his tenure right from the October 1st Bomb Blast in Abuja, He would not accept responsibility for anything that is wrong in his administration. There is no way anybody can hold a leadership position and be successful without accepting responsibility for the eventualities of his office.

 

  1. Leadership is not about the office you occupy it is about your attitude towards the expectations attached to that office. People who exalt the title of an office above the responsibilities of that office often see the privileges and largesse of the office as normal but the load that comes with the office as negligible, Until you are able to carry the burden that comes with an office you are not entitled to the benefits that comes with the office, if you enjoy the benefits by any chance without bearing the burden it will be stripped from you eventually.

 

  1. Your Team must have a unified language, your Ads message must be uniform: There was no unified message from the camp of the President, some were saying Transformation, some saying continuity, if you are conversant with the social media, his handlers were using over 15 hashtags at the same time to sell their candidate; There is no way a company will have a divided campaign (Advert) and record success with such campaign.

 

  1. When you refuse to treat your customer as king, you are transferring the responsibility of serving them to another person who is willing to treat them as such: Have you noticed that the same people who rejoiced when president Jonathan emerged as the president elect in 2011 are the first to Jubilate when Gen Buhari was declared winner in 2015? that is what customers are, they always gravitate from the company that refuse to treat them as King to the one they presume will treat them right, and do not forget the customer is always a moving target.

Nigeria

 

On APC’s Side.

 

  1. Identify your major competitor’s strength as well as the weaknesses and use it to your own advantage: APC identified what the PDP was using to fight with APC ; Religion and Ethnicity, declaring Prof Osinbajo as the running mate of General Buhari was the killer pass that finished the Islamization propaganda that the PDP was using against General Buhari.

 

  1. Your Ads (campaign) must have a unified message #CHANGE was constant for APC, both online, Offline and On Air messages were the same, even my 5 year old son understood the #Change Message.

 

  1. Identify your market, Over 80% of Nigerians are under the age of 55 and the easiest and cheapest place to meet with them is on social media.

 

  1. Identify the trend within your market and align your Ads (campaign) with it. What tool do they use the most? Where can you meet them at the lowest possible cost? In this case Social media was the PLACE for APC.

 

  1. Hire the right man for every job; don’t just assume everybody should be able to handle everything. Adebola Williams (@DebolaLagos) the co-founder of FUTURE AWARDS and RED media is the Digital Marketing Strategist for the APC Presidential Campaign.

 

  1. There is no glory is running a small business that cannot outlive you, Mergers and Acquisitions makes a corporation larger and stronger: Until CAN, CNC and APP came together to form a mega party they couldn’t win the presidential election despite the fact that they had at one time or the other fielded credible candidates individually.

 

  1. When you are fighting for a market share, you do not attack the already established lion; go for client’s sympathy instead, by letting them know what you can do for them better: The PDP was all out attacking APC while APC focused on telling the electorate what can be done better.

 

  1. Keep your trade secret up close to your breast; don’t reveal your winning cards until the last minute. That 27 minute documentary released 2 days to the election killed it.

 

On General Buhari’s Side

 

  1. You must be known for something; in his case it was about his honesty and being disciplined that has been found to be without stain both by associates and opposition.

 

  1. If you try something the first time and it doesn’t work, don’t quit. Change your strategy. The dream should not be changed but strategy should always be reviewed and amended when needed, He tried the same thing 3 times and failed, but succeeded at the fourth try.

 

  1. No single tree can make a forest, you cannot fulfill destiny in isolation, formidable alliance is important for destiny fulfillment: He accepted to work with APP and ACN though he did not agree with the ideologies of some of the members of these political parties, he accepted to work with them because of their strength and what they can bring to the table in order to see his dream come to reality.

 

On the side of the Nigerian People

 

  1. Every man has an endurance threshold; you will only react when you exhaust your threshold: Nigerians reacted with their votes when they could not endure the excesses of the current administration.

 

  1. Until you stand up to change your situation, your experiences are not likely going to change: If the Nigerian people were to just keep complaining and refused to go out en masse and vote out the current administration we would still be saying the same old story.

 

  1. There is nothing in this life that you cannot achieve if you believe and take actions towards achieving it: People believed they could have a say on who presides over the country through their votes, though votes had not counted that much at the elections held in the past, but Nigerians believed their votes will count this time around. It did count eventually.

 

  1. When you are defending your personal conviction, respect the position of others, you cannot force your opinion on others unless they are Zombies: A lot of friends fought online and offline, brothers, sisters, Father and Son, Mother and daughter just because they were not seeing things the same way, I even heard of a couple that stabbed themselves because they were supporting different candidates at the election.

There are still other lessons to be learned from the elections, some we are aware of them, some we will not understand until later, but what is important the most is the fact that every business must understand the basic facts pointed out in this article.

 

Succeed

Jide Bamidele

Your Startup Coach

Certified e-Campaign and Social Media Expert

BBM: 2653432e

www.sparkconect.com

Twitter: @jidespark

Instagram: @jidespark1