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Aug 11, 2011

Put Yourself on the Map – Creating a Google Places Listing

The following article comes from the internet savvy MonaVie Online Marketing Team.

Did you know that about 74% of Internet users use search engines like Google to find local products and services?  Google Places and similar local directories are quickly overtaking previous methods of finding businesses like the old Yellow Pages books that you probably have piled up in your garage now.

Many people are even searching for a local MonaVie distributor just like YOU!   In addition to doing a Google search, people use sites like Yahoo! Answers.  Check out some of these actual examples:

One of the simplest ways to be found when people are searching for MonaVie in your local area is to create a Google Places listing.  Places listings are easy to create and best of all, they are free!

Step 1:

Go to Google Places (places.google.com/business) and login with your Google Account.  If you don’t have one, click the “Create an account now” button and set up a free Google Account.

Step 2:

Click the “List your business” button.  Next, Google will ask for your country and phone number to see if they already have a Places listing in their database.

Step 3:

Assuming Google doesn’t have a listing with your phone number already, you’ll now see a page where you can enter your information.  Make sure to fill out all of the required fields.

Basic information includes your country, organization name, street address, city, state, zip, phone, email, website (get a distributor site at MyMonaVie.com!), description and up to 5 categories that describe your business.

Step 4:

After entering your basic information, the next step is to input your service area and location.  As a MonaVie distributor, you’ll likely want to select the “Yes, this business serves customers at their locations” option.  You can then enter a mile radius from your address that you serve or list a variety of cities and zip codes.

Step 5:

Finally, you’ll want to complete the rest of the listing as fully as possible.  Make sure to enter your available hours, payment options and upload 10 photos and 5 YouTube links in the Videos section.

After you have completed your listing, click the “Submit” button.

Step 6:

After submitting your information, Google needs to verify your information.  They may provide you 1 or 2 methods for verifying your profile.

By Phone – Google will call you and give you a pin number that you can enter on the screen.

By postcard – Google will send you a postcard to the address on your listing.  The postcard will have a pin that you will need to enter to activate your listing.

If Google gives you both options, we recommend verifying by phone since so your listing gets approved.  The postcard method can take 2-3 weeks.

Once your listing is verified, you’re all set!  Your listing may show up within a matter of hours on Google and Google Places.

Additional Resources:

http://www.google.com/support/places/bin/topic.py?topic=28059
http://www.google.com/support/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148047
http://www.toprankblog.com/2010/11/5-ways-local-search/

Aug 3, 2011

80,000 Fans Strong and Beyond

Congratulations to YOU for helping MonaVie reach the 80,000 fans mark on Facebook - could not have done it without ya. Truly.

Here are the giveaways:

A MonaVie RVL bag full of fun swag.

A copy of Sergio Ponce's book We Can Do So Much MORE along with a MORE Project notebook and pen.

The Five Star Opportunity Flip Chart, shown on the MonaVie Mall.

Here's how you enter into the drawing:

1 entry point - Leave me a comment below, on Facebook and/or Tweet or reTweet this post.

3 entry points - Send me (shantes@monavie.com) your 200-word "I am MonaVie" story with a high-resolution photo.

That's a total of 6 entry points possible. Got it?

We'll close the drawing tomorrow, Thursday, August 4 at 12 midnight MST.

Way to go MonaVie friends and family! Our next mile marker is definitely 100,000 fans. Let's do it!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

NOTE: This giveaway is officially close. Winners will be chosen and posted soon.

 

Jul 26, 2011

Share Your "I am MonaVie" Story

I am MonaVie. It's a simple declaration, with as many meanings as people who have said it in the weeks since MonaVie's 2011 International !magine Convention, where the phrase was introduced by President of North America Sales Jeff Graham.

So, perhaps you've said it or posted it to your Facebook page, but what does this phrase mean to YOU? We'd love to know.

Here's a great example by the beautiful and ever-so-sassy Doreen Matsumoto:

Since I have been in MonaVie, my life has been blessed; not only in my business, but also with my family and friends. MonaVie has allowed me to enjoy traveling and participating in business with my loved ones. MonaVie has enabled me to bless people’s lives with better health and nutrition, and to contribute generously to The MORE Project.

Remember: don’t leave anybody out; this opportunity is for everyone.

Special thanks to my upline and my down line.

Many blessings on your business.

Now it's your turn. Please send your 200-word "I am MonaVie" story, along with a high resolution photo (include your business partner and/or significant other, family, etc.) to shantes@monavie.com.

You're probably wanting to know what we'll do with said 200-word stories, right? Well, let's just say it will be a great new addition to an already amazing website...now hurry and send me your story and photo!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Jul 21, 2011

Aloha and Other Messages That Come in MonaVie Bottles

In a few short days, these bottles...

...will be finding their well-deserving Diamonds, whilst serving, as their exclusive and hard-earned invite to this year's much anticipated Diamond Destination to Maui, Hawaii.

So, whether you live in the mountains...

Or by a (man-made) stream...

Under a bridge...

Or atop a beam...post?

From this HQ...

To Y-O-U...we want to know how far and wide these meticulously coordinated messages-via-bottles will go.

So, if you're a Diamond (and above) who qualified for some sun, fun and aloha goodness, send me a photo (shantes@monavie.com) of you holding your exclusive grass-skirt-and-Hawaiian-flora-adorned "message in a bottle" so I can give you something too...

You're welcome.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

P.S. Please include your name and where you are from with those photos. Send all to shantes@monavie.com.

Jun 20, 2011

MonaVie in NYC for the Stevie Awards

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Last month we asked many of our MonaVie distributors and fans on our social media platforms to help vote for MonaVie RVL for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards® for Best New Product or Service of the Year for Health Products and Services. On Monday night, we will not only find out if MonaVie won the People’s Choice Award, but myself and Jeff Graham, President of North America Sales will also be present to find out if MonaVie takes home additional hardware!

MonaVie is nominated for a Stevie Award in the following categories:

  • MonaVie RVL™ - People’s Choice Best New Product or Service of the Year – Health Products and Services
  • MonaVieRVL.com – Best Website and Blog Category
  • MonaVie Contact Center – Customer Service Department of the Year

The Stevie Awards are one of the premier business awards to honor and recognize organizations and their positive contributions. MonaVie is grateful and honored to have been selected along with some of the nation’s leading businesses and organizations. We want to thank those of you who helped vote for MonaVie RVL and most of all we want to thank the many distributors and customers who have used and are using MonaVie RVL and have made it the success it is. We also want to recognize the MonaVie Call Center for their dedication to excellence.

Follow along here at BlogMV as we’ll have video and pictures after the award ceremonies and also stay tuned to the MonaVie Facebook page as well as MonaVie on Twitter for real-time updates.

  • Date: June 20
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: New York City
  • How you can listen: The Awards will be broadcast on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network. The 8:00 pm ET ceremony will be broadcast live. Checkout www.businesstalkradio.net for the station in the U.S. near you. You can also listen to the stream on their web site.

Jun 17, 2011

MonaVie Fast Track Promo & BlogMV Giveaway

 

We want to kick off the new MonaVie Fast Track Promotion in the right way, so MonaVie wants to make it even sweeter by adding a special MonaVie BlogMV giveaway. Here are the details:

Earning more commissions begins at the stroke of midnight (Mountain Time), Saturday, June 18! So, get on AutoShip if you’re not already, and start earning the First Order Bonus!

MonaVie Fast Track Promotion*

Between June 18 and July 15, 2011:

  • When you earn two or more First Order Bonuses (FOBs) during this four-week period, MonaVie will double these FOBs.
  • In addition to doubling your bonus earnings, all distributors who earn two or more FOBs during the Fast Track Promotion will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad 2.

Fast Track BlogMV Giveaway

Be one of the first 10 distributors to earn at least two FOBs between June 18 and July 15, 2011, and you’ll win a MonaVie Swag Bag, which I guarantee, will include an “I Am MonaVie” t-shirt and several other MonaVie branded items for you to wear, use, give away or enjoy!

The 10 winners of the giveaway will be announced here on BlogMV!

So get your business growing with the Fast Track Promotion--the sooner the better!

 

* Bonuses paid out during the Fast Track Promotion will not affect Executive Check Match. Must be enrolled in AutoShip to be eligible for Fast Track Promotion bonuses and prizes.

May 25, 2011

Winners of the MonaVie RVL Single Packs!

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As some of you may recall, last month we ran a caption contest on MonaVie Facebook where we received 546 comments. I think it took a month to go through them, and for that I apologize! But we didn't forget you and we've selected 25 winners and we're gonna throw in a MonaVie RVL shaker cup in with the single pack, because well...you need something to shake and drink!  Thanks to all who participated in our caption contest. If your name is mentioned below email your name and address to: giveaways@monavie.com

1.       Dani Morril -- “RVL single servings- eat right, travel lite!"

2.       Katie Kabella Penn -- “Grab it! Shake it! Drink it!"

3.      Jeanne Perugini Pascon--“Express RVL packs to reveal your best self on the go."

4.      Colleen Surrett-- ‎"Great Things Come in Small Packages" or "mini, but mighty" or "Convenient, comprehensive, cost effective"

5.       Meaghan Sands --"RVL in the palm of your hand... Cause you never know where your dreams will take you! :-D"

6.       Worldley Frye IV-- "RVL Simplified!"

7.       Shelly Lowrance-Moore -- "if you have the will, we have the meal...it's RVL."

8.       Richard Fagan -- "RVL...Healthy Fast Food with less weighting"

9.       KJ Webb -- "Shake off the weight!"

10.    Ron Glanzer -- "RVL Singles: Take them with you and leave the weight behind."

11.    Deb Frank -- ‎"...and you thought being single was boring"

12.    Karla Merrels Lewis -- "Weight loss one serving at a time."

13.    Stacy Wiederman-Ciccone -- ‎"healthy bodies come in small packages"

14.    Jonathan Acevedo -- ‎"The Premier Weight Solution in your hands"

15.    Teresa Guthrie -- "RVL yourself on the go!"

16.    Sara Webster -- “Shake and Shed”

17.    Robyn Lee -- ‎"With H20 you got Health on the Go!"

18.    Rachel Duncan Russell -- ‎"RVL" the better you, even on the go.

19.    Tammy Lynn Hotch -- "grab it, drink it, loose it :)"

20.    Dave Bourque -- "Stop baking and start shaking."

21.    Lisa Cobb Ingersoll "RVL is so good, even the packaging is losing weight!"

22.    Pam Dinger Eppinette -- "Keep It Simple Sample"

23.   Austin B Christensen -- "Small package, Big Taste!"
OR
"Short on Calories, Big on Nutrition!"

24.    Sandra Noton -- ‎"MonaVie's Meals on Wheels"

25.    Sean Mader -- ‎"Monavie powder packs...packs a whole lot of nutrition."

 

 

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May 16, 2011

Win the MonaVie "I want Jeff Graham's iPad" Contest!

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MonaVie Senior Vice President Jeff recently got his hands on a new iPad 2 and you know what that means: 1. His original iPad is accumulating dust and... 2. This has the makings of another MonaVie giveaway!

The MonaVie "I want Jeff Graham's iPad" Giveaway Contest

Quite possibly the most peculiar giveaway we've offered, but thanks to Jeff Graham and his generosity, he wanted to provide MonaVie distributors the chance to provide a good home for one of his (previously) cherished possessions. It comes with a handy carrying case and all the cords, but Jeff had to take his awesome apps with him! (Updated) We'll also throw in a handy, dandy thumb drive that contains MonaVie videos and presentations to help grow your business!

To enter, simply post a comment below on BlogMV by end of day Wednesday, May 18 with a creative finish to the sentence, "I want Jeff Graham's iPad because_____." (We're looking for creativity here folks!)

The winner will be announced on Thursday.

So let's see how creative you can get!*

 

*(within the bounds of common decency of course)

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May 11, 2011

The MORE Project May 2011 Expedition

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Hey all my friends, tweeps, peeps and MonaVie family members - I’m in Brazil! That’s right, I’m on The MORE Project Expedition, and I’m taking you along with me. I’ll be checking in (virtually, of course) throughout the week with blog posts, photos, videos and Facebook and Twitter updates when I can find a good connection!

Please feel free to join the MonaVie Facebook page and/or visit the MORE Project Expedition to Brazil page to see even MORE proof of where your donations are going and how The MORE Project is providing these children a MORE Meaningful Life!

Check out our first day here meeting the children at The MORE Project--So precious!

 

 

 

 

Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Apr 21, 2011

!magine “Social Media and YOU” Breakout & Giveaway Opportunity

How excited are you for all the amazing happenings soon to be happening at this year’s MonaVie !magine Convention in Salt Lake City, June 9-11?

Please note the coolness of keynote speakers Chris Gardner and Paul Zane Pilzer, as well as, live entertainment with Club Fedora and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, which may or may not be one of my nicknames.

Another great addition to this year’s convention will be breakout sessions, including one entitled “Social Media and YOU.”

So, in an effort to cover the YOU part, we are asking for input as to what you would like to learn related to all things social media. We will then create content from your questions and hopefully make the most of your !magine Convention experience.

And I managed to get a hold of a few fun prizes to incentive question sending – those of you who offer a question that is picked and ultimately helps build the content for the “Social Media and YOU” breakout will receive a little somethin’.

Now you’re most likely wondering, what said somethin' will be...

Well, it’s a secret…okay, I’ll give you a visual hint in the form of a MonaVie super silver goody bag image:

Inside each bag is a collection of kind of awesome items. If you want to be entered to be a recipient of one of these goodie bags then by all means, send us your “Social Media and YOU” breakout question. And make it good.

When it comes to social media, what is it you are most longing to learn?

Please leave your question in the comments below, or email me at shantes@monavie.com. This poll and giveaway opportunity will close on April 26 at midnight MST – winners will be announced after we careful examine all questions and pick the winners.

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

NOTE: This giveaway opportunity is officially closed. Thank you for all your questions. We'll be combing over them and selecting as many as possible to answer during the !magine "Social Media and YOU" breakout session.

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