The Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn

Everyone has dreams, but why do some people fail to become successful?

Welborn Media has set out to answer this question in our new podcast launching today . . . the Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn.

The Defining Success Podcast will be an interview style format where we’ll interview people whom we consider to be successful and share their insights and expertise with all of you.  The one questions we plan on asking every interviewee is to define success to us and then share whether or not they consider themselves to be successful.  I genuinely want to understand what makes these people successful, while so many others dream of being in their shoes.

The interviewees come from all walks of life and we’re excited at the people we have as guests for our beginning episodes.  We’ve lined up interviews with world famous tennis coach, Vic Braden; Orange County Register Sports Reporter, Rich Hammond; Reality TV Blogger, Ashley Majeski; and Author and Publisher, Tamika Newhouse.  This is just the start as we have many more slated to be interviewed in the upcoming weeks including some of the biggest names in business, education and in the online marketing world.

Go to iTunes to listen to our introductory podcast, An Introducation to the Defining Success Podcast by Zeb Welborn or visit the Defining Succest Podcast page.

Special Request:

In order to make our podcast successful, we need to build exposure.  Please help us reach more people by downloading all of the episodes of the Defining Success Podcast and rating them in iTunes.  Please also share our podcast with family and friends.  Lacey and I are extremely excited about this new opportunity and we promise to provide some of the most entertaining and insightful interviews.  Thank you all for being a part of the Welborn Media family!  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Personal Branding

Personal branding is critical in our new economy.  Long gone are the days of resume writing and interviews.  Today, employers and prospective clients are turning to the Internet to find out information about their potential hires or who they will be doing business with.

Google Searches:  Over 1 billion Google searches are conducted every single day . . . What happens when an employer or a prospective client Google’s your name?  What will they see?  It’s important to demonstrate that you are someone who is passionate about the field that you’re entering, so much so that you’re willing to work for free.  How do you the impressive things you’ve done to show up in those search results?  Start a website, sign up for LinkedIn, contribute guest blogs to websites that you’re interested in.

 

Facebook:  You hear stories about employers using Facebook to check out their employees.  Be sure you have your Facebook profile either set to private, or be sure to keep in mind that your Facebook page is now a part of your personal brand.  If you’re trying to become a professional in business try and avoid using those drunk pictures of you and your friends in Vegas.  Keep in mind, that anything on the Internet can, and most often will be seen.

LinkedIn:  LinkedIn is my favorite tool for connecting with business professionals.  I think the day of the resume is gone and employers will now be using LinkedIn to hire new employees.  Prospective employees have the ability to use LinkedIn to demonstrate their expertise much more thoroughly than a resume ever could.  Be sure your LinkedIn profile is filled out completely and you’ll attract more business professionals and build stronger connections.

Now, more so than any other time in history, humans have the ability to move up the social ladder faster than they’ve ever been able to before as a result of the ever expanding reach of the Internet and social media.  However, the Internet can also have some devastating consequences for some.  Keep in mind that anything that goes online can and will be used against your reputation.  Be sure to consider any decisions you make online that could help or tarnish your reputation.  In today’s economy, your personal brand is everything!

To learn more about how you can use personal branding to your benefit please listen to the Defining Success Podcast interview with Rich Hammond on Personal Branding.

Website Design | Exploring Your Options

We come across people on a daily basis who are looking to build a website to promote their business or product online. Exploring your options is an important function of any business and one a business owner should take seriously when choosing a company to design their website.  There are many things that people don’t know or understand about website design and it’s our intention to help educate you on what it takes to build a functional website for your business.

Many companies have sprouted up recently, offering free websites to people who are interested in using a do-it-yourself approach to website design.  This option is great for small business owners who don’t have money to invest in designing a website; however, these websites come with many limitations.  The largest of these limitations is that the websites are made using templates. Often you cannot get colors, spacing, and content to look the way you want. This can cause frustration and disappointment. Many business owners who take this approach spend a good deal of time setting up their website and end up unhappy with the results. If you fall into this category, all is not lost. In many cases you can hire a designer to make a few adjustments that will enhance your site for minimal cost.

If you’re looking for a top-notch website that will look and act exactly as you want it to, you’ll need to hire a website designer.  Be sure to check references from any website designer you hire.  We’ve heard so many horror stories from business owners who paid someone to do their website and then they disappeared.  I can honestly say that a good deal of the people who hire us have shared a bad experience they’ve had with another website designer. Ask for some examples of their work; check to see if you like the websites they’ve done. Ask if the final product is optimized for search engines. Consider hiring a photographer. Having beautiful photos on your website can set you apart from the crowd. Plus, having high quality photos available to a website designer can provide lots of inspiration.

With Welborn Media you’ll get a completely customized website.  Every single person who has had a website designed by us has told us that the website was better than they could have ever imagined.  Our website designer, Lacey, is extremely talented when it comes to taking an individual’s/company’s website and turning it into something that’s better than our customers had envisioned.

We are members of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and helping to make businesses successful online is our passion.  Our business will be here for a long time to come and we aren’t going anywhere.  If you’d like to see what other people have said about Welborn Media please check out our Social Media and Website Design Recommendations.

To  learn more about exploring your options, please visit The Defining Success Podcast for our interview with Kim Nelson from Daisy Cakes where she discusses the importance of exploring your options when making important business decisions.

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate New Business | A Presentation at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce by Zeb Welborn

On Wednesday, March 6, I will be presenting to the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce on How to Use LinkedIn to Generate New Business.  I’d also like to give a special shout-out to Gigi Fix from Servpro Chino Chino Hills  for being the breakfast sponsor for the presentation.

The presentation will be an in-depth analysis of How to Use LinkedIn to Generate New Business.  We will discuss how to set up a LinkedIn profile.  How to use your LinkedIn account to meet new people.  And how to use LinkedIn to get more sales for your business and make more money.

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How to Use LinkedIn to Generate New Business

How to Use LinkedIn to Generate New Business

We love to educate others on how they can use Internet marketing and social media to grow their business.  Please contact us at (909) 973 – 9089 or by email, Zeb@WelbornMedia.com if you’d like to have us present to your group/organization.

SPEC Home Loans Website Design

We’re excited to announce the new SPEC Home Loans Website Design. We encourage you to visit their website and see what we’ve been able to accomplish for SPEC Home Loans. For each of our clients we develop a personalized strategy, that is designed to share the passion business owners have for the work they do with potential partners and clients. Our services include social media consulting and execution, content creation, website design,  search engine optimization, pay per click campaign set up and administration. We use proven strategies, and stay up to date on  best practices by attending shows, taking classes, and interacting with Social Media colleagues. Because every business is different our marketing packages are very flexible.  If you’re interested in getting a new website designed for your business or in Social Media Consulting, please contact us!

SPEC Home Loans

SPEC Home Loans is the premier mortgage and loan providers in the Inland Empire and Southern California.  Their goal is to create extraordinary mortgage solutions for the citizens of Southern California.  They are trustworthy, efficiand, honest, and reliable.  For more information about SPEC Home Loans, please call Brian Barre – (714) 745 – 8947 or by email, brian.barre@spechomeloans.com

 

Action Jackson Fitness | Website Design

Jackson Bloore’s love of working out began during his baseball days in high school and college.  He wanted to increase his performance on the field so he began to work out regularly.  He was not as talented as many other players on his teams, but he spent lots of time in the weight room to stay competitive.  Jackson fell in love with working out and it has become his passion.  Every day Jackson is able to push the physical and mental limits of his body. For Jackson, who lives in Chicago, IL, working out is a stress reliever.  It helps to build “mental toughness, confidence, and is mentally and physically invigorating.”

Action Jackson Fitness –  Jackson started Action Jackson Fitness because he saw so many friends and family “struggle while working with personal trainers that yielded lackluster results because of inadequate knowledge, attention to detail, or sheer lack of interest.”   Jackson began informally training people simply because he enjoyed helping people to transform their appearance and their lives.  After helping enough people, he began to enjoy fitness training more than his day job and so he decided to make it his career.

Action Jackson Modeling – Early on in his workouts, Jackson would get approached by many people asking him questions about his routine, what he’d eat, and what exercieses he was doing. At the same time he’d always get asked if he was a fitness model.  After getting so many comments, Jackson decided to send some pictures to an agency in New York City. They invited him to come to New York where he immediately secured a shoot with Men’s Health magazine.

Jackson is keeping an up to date blog and is eager to help those in need of a personal trainer.  His results speak for themself and we’d highly recommend the services that Action Jackson provides.

We loved working with Jackson to complete the website for Action Jackson Fitness.  If you’d like to learn how we can build a website for you or your business, please contact Zeb Welborn at (909) 973 – 9089 or by email, Zeb@WelbornSocialMedia.com.

 

The 60-Day Blogging Challenge | An Interview with Jeffery Ross

Jeffery Ross – Internet Marketing

Jeffery Ross is an Internet marketer, entrepreneur and stay at home dad. Jeffery is a member of a unique community called The Six Figure Mentors. The “Six Figure Mentors” is a community of like-minded people who are interested in taking their online businesses to the next level, and this community is full of some of the leading Internet Marketers around.

Jeffery recently embarked on a 60-day blogging challenge.  I was able to interview Jeffery about the blogging challenge he established for himself to help those of you interested in starting your own blog, or doing your own online marketing get an understanding of what it takes to become an Internet Marketer while avoiding some of the pitfalls and understanding what it takes to succeed.

What got you started on this 60 day blog writing challenge?

Well Zeb back in October last year I became a member of an unique community called the Six Figure Mentors, and in November they set a marketing challenge for any one who was willing and just happen to be a 60 day blogging challenge. During the time that this challenge was set I was learning all about Blogging so i could add this to my marketing and relationship building strategies and I always like learning a new skill. So it was perfect timing for me and I can’t think of a better way to learn a new skill then a challenge to keep you accountable.   

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned from writing 60 blogs in 60 days?

I will keep the answer to this one short and sweet. I have heard the expression before I started blogging everyday that “content is king” this is true but in opinion it is QUALITY Content that is king and you have to keep you content engaging otherwise people won’t read it. And another lesson i have learned is to always have the mindset of adding value to everything you do and that is what i like to do with my blogs, it is my aim to add value to my readers… 

What the biggest mistake you’ve made so far?

A great Question Zeb, At the start of my journey i was to focused on just blogging for blogging sake just so i could content out there. Now i have learned from this and it all about adding value and been engaging all the time and it doesn’t hurt to be conversational with your blogs.

What’s your passion?  Why did you decide to take on this challenge?

Another couple of great questions, Lets start with the first one. I am very Passionate about helping others to learn how they can have a digital life. The worlds economy is changing and we are at the start of a new age the Digital age. Just whilst we are on this topic, I would just like to share with you my Mission for 2013. My mission in 2013 is to EMPOWER 124 serious  entrepreneurs to create a digital life where they are in absolute control of their own DESTINY & Financially Self – Sufficient. So they can have the FREEDOM & Lifestyle they choose to have. So why did I take this challenge on the answer to this is simple, for me to help 124 Entrepreneurs this year alone i have to learn the cutting edge skills so i can do this, plus I always thrive on a challenge and this one was no exception. I have found committed myself to a challenge like this keeps me accountable to achieve the desired outcome.

Jeffery Ross – 60 Day Blog Challenge

What’s been your favorite blog post so far and why?

WOW that is a tough question, but i like it you made me think on this one there is so many but i will only pick one. My favourite blog is “How do you actually make money online” http://jeffery-ross.com/internet-marketing/money-online/ . This is my favourite because i go on to explain that if you want o make money online you have to have the right foundations in place and having the right mindset. See i have actually been making an effort to make money online for around 2 years now and it wasn’t until i changed my mindset from an opportunity seeker to the mindset of a business owner that i started to have success with my online business. the moment i changed my mindset everything started to happen for me. so this one is very close to my heart for that reason…  

Who do you get advice from?

I have few different methods of getting feed back and advice from, I am a member of a blogging group were we help each other, this is a very close group of only 10 people which one of the members is yourself Zeb, and i do like taking your advice you have helped me out so much on my blogs over the past few months. Some the other place i get advice from is my Mentor and the SFM community I also run a weekly Master Mind session fro a few people here in Australia and New Zealand all members from the SFM..

What would you recommend to others who want to get started doing what you’re doing?

My biggest advice to anyone who is looking into getting started with Internet Marketing is Find a Mentor, someone that you can work closely with and someone already has had some success so you can follow in their footsteps and remember that there is no get quick rich scheme to be successful at this game you need to put in the hard yards just like any other business and one final piece of advice is to treat it like a business not a hobby, if you treat like a hobby you will only get hobby results…   

What’s been your greatest success story so far?

Great question, When I first started with the Six Figure Mentors , I went in with a whole new mindset see in the past i would normally only go into something new with one toe dipped into the water this time i jumped in the deep end and it paid of as within my first 6 weeks of been a member of the SFM i got my first $1000 commission sale, I learned that day it’s so true that Action takers are the ones who get rewarded…

What are you hoping to achieve with your business?  How do you make money?

It’s my goal to have my business up and running with multiple streams of income and to be able to educate beginners to the Internet Marketing world on how to start their own online business so they can set up their own multiple streams of income and have the FREEDOM that they want. I plan on having this up and running at 100% capacity in the next 5 years… At this present time i make money with High commissions from direct sales, I promote The Six Figure Mentors And the Digital Experts Academy and for every sale of one of their product that I sell i get a commission form that and that have a product for everyone ranging from low end sales to high end sales.

Jeffery Ross is an entrepreneur and a stay at home dad.  He started his online business 2 years ago and has never looked back. It is his mission to help others with the skills that he has learned so they too can have the Digital lifestyle.  Jeffery is passionate about travelling the world while being free to live the life he wants to live and teaching others to do the same.

Connect with Jeffery Ross through Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/InternetMarketingWithJefferyRoss or his website – http://digitalbloggers.com/jefferyross/.