QR Code 101

What are these funny little black and white, pixelated looking square things that you keep seeing all over the place? What do they do? What are they for? Why in the world would I want one and what would I do with it if I had one? In case you haven’t seen one, this is mine.

QR Code 101 Example #1

QR Code to Market For Mobile . mobi website

This will take you to my MarketForMobile.mobi website.

This is called a QR code, QR is short for Quick Response. Another name for these are 2D barcodes, but QR code is the standard name.

You can only access a QR code by scanning with a mobile device, re: Smartphone, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Tablet, etc. We all know how many are out there and the numbers are growing, pretty darn fast too. There are several scanner apps out on the market today. The one I use is called Red Laser, I like how it keeps a history of the things I’ve scanned for easy access at a later date.

QR codes are appearing more and more frequently. Marketers are seeing the useful value of a QR code and there are many uses. You can use them to build mailing lists, create text messaging campaigns, direct customers to a certain URL, your website or maybe even your facebook fanpage. You can also load all of your contact info, as well as a short message, and someone can scan your info into their mobile device with the scanner app of their choosing.

The QR code was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. Now we see them used on business cards, newspapers and magazines, storefront windows or counters, restaurant menus and even on social media sites.

How many times do you have your cell phone with you while at your desktop or laptop? If all you (or your prospective customer) has to do is scan a code with your mobile phone, you may be more apt to visit that website, you do want to make sure that wherever you are sending them, is a mobile optimized site. More on that subject later.

QR codes can be incredibly useful and they are very cost-effective to implement. There are several free services out there that will generate a QR code for you so it’s very easy to get started.

With Market For Mobile, we do have a program available that allows us to generate a QR code for you at a reasonable price.  We also offer a couple of optional services. One is monthly reporting, making it easier for you to track your ROI as well as the ability to redirect where that QR code will take the end user.

All signs and stats are pointing to this trend continuing for the next several years. As awareness of QR codes spread, and the mobile usage stats increase, this may be something you will want to add soon for your business.

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Mobile Marketing is in my Future

I’ve been so busy the last few weeks, I feel like I’m in college this month. I’ve been taking some online courses in Mobile Marketing. I’ll be sharing a few things with you along the way. I’m still trying to decide what all services to offer. This next referral offer comes from a friend of mine.

I recently stumbled across {http://MobileCrossChannelMojo.com} , which is a website that is offering information and a Bonus video on how to build Mobile Apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android. The site explains some information about Mobile Apps and how it can compliment anyone’s business who may be considering investing in the Cross Channel Mojo system.

Mike Koenigs’ Cross Channel Mojo system is a patented and advanced marketing system that simply can’t be described fully in this post. You have to experience it to understand the powerful follow up capabilities and reach this thing has to offer!

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Christmas 2011 – Birth of a New Tradition

I know blog posts are supposed to be short but I’m going to make an exception with this one. I’ll try to condense the basic idea but will follow with the whole story for those that may want to read further. Our country is in pretty bad shape right now and we don’t seem to have many leaders in either political party that are close with a solution.

What can we do to help that provides positive energy to the earth? This requires very little effort, if any at all. Just a little bit of a mindshift is required.

This email came to me a few days ago and it really touched my heart. I don’t know the author so I can’t give them any credit but I really have to share it. Since I’ve become involved with TCA I’ve become more aware of the impact of shopping local and the good that it brings to the community. I’ve gotten to know many small business owners on a deeper level here in the Northern Colorado area and I know how much they are struggling in this economy.

We need to stop driving so far to save a buck or two at the big box stores when we could walk, or not drive far, to a local business. We’re using less fuel and putting our money back to work in the community. It might even cost you less after you consider how much you just spent on that tank of gas.

Here’s the email in full, with only a few revisions…. enjoy and Happy Upcoming Holidays to everyone…..

 What goes around, comes around ~

 

 

Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods –merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

 

It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?  Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about a gift certificate from your local American hair salon or barber?

 

Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

 

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamin’s on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

 

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

 

How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle , done at a shop run by the American working guy?

 

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

 

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

 

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine.

 

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.

 

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion groups — throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

Someone Found Me

Someone found my blog and was intrigued enough to send me a letter offering to help me with my project. I guess it’s pretty noticeable that I don’t know what I’m doing over here and probably could use lots of help, lol.  I have such good intentions when it comes to blogging, I don’t know why I’m resisting it so much. Once I finish a post I’m usually pleased with it.

anyway….  while the letter did sound a bit on the spammy side, I kind of liked it. His website has a portfolio on some of the work he’s done and it looks impressive. Maybe the reason he reached out to me was so that I could present TCA to him. I really liked my response back to him and since we are truly looking for talented leaders I’m going to post my exact response for anyone who is lucky enough to stumble upon this blog and see the true value of what I have to offer here.please like me on facebook

Hi Daniel, I’m working with a company called The Customer Advantage. We are a free membership program, in soft launch while we ramp up. We just added an RX card benefit that is free, it offers a savings on prescriptions as well as some lab and imaging tests. Our primary benefit is a Daily Deals program that pays a 5% affiliate referral anytime someone you refer buys a deal saving them 50% or more. That referral amount comes from up to 5 levels deep, all qualified levels are paid. During our ramp up, we’re currently looking for leaders that want to step up, partner with TCA and offer our Free Membership to local businesses in their area. You can earn up to a 3% commission on all deals sold by the businesses you sign up as well as earning that 5% commission when those you refer buy. You would be one of the first in the country to be involved. It’s not going to be easy but could be lucrative.

Our businesses (and non-profits) that we sign up are needing website work. I’ve signed up 2 businesses in the last week that don’t even have websites. There is a big need for the type of services you offer with the small to medium local businesses that are embracing this grassroots effort. They are wanting to learn more about social media so they can promote their own deals and enroll their customers into the TCA membership. That business owner will then earn a commission when their customers shop with TCA.

This would be a great way to market your current business and spread the word about TCA and get tons of referrals from those that you engage ; )  You could even come up with some sort of a 1/2 price deal for a basic package just to introduce yourself to them and get your foot in the door. You may get a customer for life out of the deal and that’s what it’s all about ; )

Not sure how close you are to Sarasota FL but that is one of 8 test launch areas in the US so we’ve already got a small customer/business base growing in that area. Most likely, if you are what you say you are, the leaders in that area will have some businesses to refer to you also.

If you’re truly interested in helping people this could be your vehicle. Here’s my affiliate link, check it out. It truly is a free opportunity for you, no matter what level you choose to participate.

www.vicki.thecustomeradvantage.com

take care… Vicki

Reading Instructions

I’m finding that if I wait to take the time to read instructions on things, I’m just not getting to them. I tried reading them on what I’m about to do but they weren’t exactly clear. I’m trying to add a facebook like button that references my new TCA fanpage but I’m not exactly sure where it’s going to add it or if it will? Preview is not showing it?  I’m just going to go ahead and post the code right here on this blog post and see what happens.

<div id=”fb-root”></div><script src=”http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId=112894585479543&amp;xfbml=1″></script><fb:like href=”www.facebook.com/tcarocks” send=”true” width=”450″ show_faces=”true” font=””></fb:like>

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Share this with your favorite non-profit organization and they can do the same thing. Lets see how much good we can do in our communities. Remember, what goes around, comes around.