Young Entrepreneurs: How To Be A Redhead Sunday, Feb 27 2011 

One of my favorite new entrepreneur’s of note is actually a sister duo, Adrienne and Stephanie, together the two founded the blog and brand, How To Be A Redhead. The two sisters, redheads themselves, wanted to create a space where women with red hair could come for beauty and fashion advice since the fashion and beauty world at large grossly overlook the small redhead portion of the population, except for the occasional in-vogue red hair dying trend.

In just two short months since the blog began in January 2011 How To Be A Redhead has already garnered a tweet from Real Housewife of New York, Jill Zarin, has held their first redhead photo shoot, acquired two guest bloggers (I am one of the guest writers, couldn’t resist contacting them after seeing the site) and has consistently published daily updates. On top of all of the blog success they have created a few products featuring the How To Be A Redhead logo to get the brand out there, check out their Zazzle store. These two gals are sure to be a huge hit sooner rather than later.

What Stephanie and Adrienne Of How To Be A Redhead Are Doing Right As Far As Social Media Goes:

Keeping a professional and polished looking blog with daily, sometimes twice daily updates.

Creating a brand rather than just a blog.

Tweeting throughout the day on brand related topics and offering tie-ins to their blog.

Keeping a strong presence on other sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

Staying in-the-know on all things relevant to redheads.

Offering much needed advice in an overlooked area (i.e. redheads).

Young Entrepreneurs, How To Be A Redhead: Here To Stay

These girls are the epitome of great entrepreneurs and they are using social media marketing to the fullest to make sure their brand forges a place in today’s culture and stays there. Cheers to you both!

These two ladies have been added to the Social Media Salon Fashion and Beauty pages, so be sure to check those two pages before leaving the Salon to find out how to connect with Adrienne and Stephanie.

Found Some Gems This Week Sunday, Apr 25 2010 

When this blog idea first came into my life, things were much less chaotic. Now, one car accident, one dead computer, and one apartment move away, here I am, still working away at the links for the Salon. Hold tight folks because I have found some gems this week and they will all be up soon.  

Look for my coming posts on Wikifashion, Foursquare, and Mashable.

In the meantime, check out some of the new links in the Fashion and PR categories.

Cheers,

Alexandra

The Idea Sunday, Mar 14 2010 

The freelance writer’s life is never easy! All of you writers, entrepreneurs, and business owners out there, I’m sure, feel my pain.

It seems that such a small part of my day is spent writing, the larger part is alloted to marketing, networking, and research.

And that’s what brings me here. I’ve spent years in the freelance writing field, networking online with the goal of expanding my personal and professional contacts in hopes that it would not only help me to meet some pretty cool people, but also further my professional endeavors and increase the money I make from writing.

Doing the social media gig daily for so many years, I’m surprised it never occurred to me to collect all the most valuable online social media contacts I’ve come across and offer them up to you complete with screen names and professional links, so that you too can further your own network. Alas, good ideas often take a while to emerge. So now here I am, and there you are.

As you research these high ranking social media professionals you’ll find that they are all entrepreneurs, freelancers, and the like – a particular breed who know that life is what you make it and is largely determined by who you know and how you capitalize on those valuable connections.

I hope that you’ll have a blast checking out these links, meeting and getting to know these accomplished business professionals, and who knows maybe you’ll even make a few good friends along the way.