social media case studiesPat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income Blog has parlayed his everyday-guy persona into a six-figure income supported heavily by podcasting.

“I’ve been able to make a much deeper connection with my audience,” Flynn said. “When I go to conferences, the first thing people who meet me say is, ‘I love listening to your podcast.’”

He has become an expert at connecting with his audience. Over 71,000 people subscribe to his blog, and thousands more follow his social media accounts and download his podcasts.

“Business isn’t B2B anymore, or B2C,” said Flynn, “It’s P2P—person to person,” attributing that insight to Chris Ducker.

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Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast is currently number 1 in Business: Management & Marketing.

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Are you looking for cool blogging tools to enhance your business blog?

The right mix of blogging plugins and widgets can make it easier to blog and also help you achieve your business goals.

To help you keep up with the latest and greatest, we asked a group of blogging pros to share the favorite new tools they’ve recently discovered.

Here are the latest blogging tools adopted by these social media pros.

#1: Lucky Orange

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Arsham Mirshah of Web Mechanix turned me on to Lucky Orange. It allows you to watch activity on your site in real time and play back people’s sessions.

I’ve been using it to watch fall-off and landing page activity. It has heat maps so you can see where people are engaging with your pages, and it even has live chat. You can proactively chat with someone who is on a page and let them know you are there to help or people can reach out to you directly when you have chat online.

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social media how toHave you thought about using the power of podcasting to gain customers?

Podcasting is becoming a very popular medium.

It gives you access to an immense audience already downloading podcasts from iTunes.

Not only that, podcasting allows you to form a deeper relationship with prospects because they can hear your voice.

They can hear the person behind the website, company or product.

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Below are three ideas to gain new customers, whether you start a new podcast or not!

#1: Choose to Interview Guests Who Are Your Ideal Prospects

Interviewing someone for an hour can start to build a relationship. It also gives you an easy way in the door to a company or person that might be hard to reach otherwise.

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social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Christopher Penn, director of inbound marketing at What Counts and co-founder of PodCamp.

Christopher explains the power of email marketing and social media marketing and why you need both of these marketing strategies.

You’ll discover how to integrate social media and email to leverage your content.

He also shares insights into podcasting, the marketing benefits of his podcast Marketing Over Coffee and social media trends your business must be aware of.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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Are you thinking of starting a podcast?

Do you believe podcasts are making a comeback?

Do you find yourself listening to more podcasts lately?

To explore why podcasting may be entering a renaissance period, I interview Mitch Joel for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Mitch Joel, author of Six Pixels of Separation and founder of the Six Pixels of Separation podcast.

Mitch shares his experiences from when he first started podcasting in 2006 to now. You’ll learn why now is a great time to start a podcast and pick up some useful podcasting tips.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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Are you trying to build an engaged loyal following that loves you and your business?

Have you tried to use video, podcasting or social media to build engagement?

I explore these questions with Pat Flynn for our new Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a brand-new show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, I interview Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income.

Pat shares insights into his tactics and strategies and how social media content contributes to the success of his business.

You’ll learn how to create content to publish on different social media platforms to connect to a large audience. And you’ll discover the techniques to use to build a loyal fan base.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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Is Twitter still a good marketing channel?

With so much focus on Facebook and Pinterest, has this network lost its value?

I explore these questions with Brian Solis in this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, Brian Solis, author of The End of Business as Usual and Engage and principal analyst at Altimeter Group gives us the scoop on Twitter for business today.

Brian shares insights into how Twitter has changed and what works on Twitter today.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income.

Pat tells the story behind his successful online business and shares the importance of the role podcasting plays in connecting with his blog audience. You’ll also discover why podcasting adds value to your online presence.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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Do you take Facebook with you on your mobile device?

Turns out 543 million people access Facebook while out and about!

To explore the marketing implications of mobile Facebook users, I interview Mari Smith for our new Social Media Marketing podcast.

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Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a brand-new show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this premier episode, I interview Mari Smith, author of The New Relationship Marketing and co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day.

Mari shares insights into Facebook mobile and the opportunities this new mobile environment gives businesses today.

You’ll learn about how to get your Facebook content seen by the large mobile audience and you’ll also discover the best Facebook advertising options.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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