PDF Editors and Doc Signing Apps

Here are some free options for editing PDFs if it’s YOUR doc. If it’s not your document you will need a couple of things: 1 – permission to edit before publishing, and 2 – a way to edit the pdf (app, software, etc.)

I used DocHub (which is a free Chrome app) to remove my chapter of Behind Her Brand: Direct Sales Edition, a book I co-authored, in order to create a PDF giveaway in one of my apps, but I made sure I had permission from the publisher to do that first.

Another easy free option is PDF Escape.  And PDF Buddy is popular too.

If you prefer using a mobile app, check out PDF Expert – Edit, annotate and sign PDF documents by Readdle.

There are a lot to choose from!

My favorite apps for scanning doc by taking a picture with my phone and creating a pdf I can email out are…

Genius Scan – PDF Scanner by The Grizzly Labs
Tiny Scanner – PDF scanner to scan document, receipt & fax by Appxy

Apps I use for signing documents using my iPhone:

DocuSign – Upload & Sign Docs
SignNow – Sign and Fill PDF & Word Documents
SignEasy – Sign and Fill PDF and other Documents – Glykka LLC
HelloSign – Scan or Import Documents to Sign

How To Give Someone Access To Your Facebook Ads Account

Below are the instructions I give my clients when I am creating an ad campaign or adding a remarketing pixel to their 22Social app. These instructions can be found in Facebook Help but I have found that the graphic I created really helps my more visual clients get it done easier.

To give another Facebook user access to your advertising account, follow these steps:

1) Go to your Account Settings tab in your Ads Manager (you need to be logged in to Facebook and may be asked to re-enter your password).

2) Scroll down to the Ad Account Roles section and click Add a Person (a small window will pop up)

3) Enter the name or email address of the person you want to give access to.

4) Use the dropdown menu to choose the role you want to assign them. You can learn more about the different kinds of advertising permissions here.

5) Click Submit.

Note: Adding people to your advertising account doesn’t give them permission to log in as you or see things on your profile or Timeline that you haven’t shared with them.


Like Gating is Gone! And I Couldn’t Be Happier!

Approximately 90 days ago, Facebook announced on its Developer’s Blog that it would do away with Like-Gating by November 5, 2014 (that’s in 2 days).  “Like-Gating” is requiring someone to like your page in order to see content or enter a contest.  Many pages used this method of acquiring likes but was it getting them the right kind of likes?  Like-Gating is almost as bad as participating in Like Ladders or Like Exchange Groups.  You want to know why organic reach is down?  BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF FANS WHO LIKED YOUR PAGE FOR THE WRONG REASON!  If you sell apples and run a contest giving away oranges to everyone who likes your page, don’t complain when you orange-loving fans are not engaging with your page about apples!  It’s an extreme and silly example, but I hope you get the point.  If you have not yet read my post on how Like Ladders kill your reach and visibility, please take some time to read it now. It’s long (and I apologize in advance for that) but it has a lot of info and explains how Facebook works when it comes to what people see in their News Feeds. Continue reading

Google Voice For Your Home Business

Google Voice SetupGoogle Voice is a great option for a business line.  It offers you a FREE phone number in any area code.  The phone number can be forwarded to any phone (even multiple phones) and if you do not answer the call goes to your Google Voice Mailbox you set up.  The best thing about Google Voice is that it is free!  This allows you to have a “business line” without giving out your actual mobile or home number.  This is great for marketing materials, business cards, display banners, car decals, and public directories.  You can set up your Google number to forward to your Continue reading

My Favorite Facebook Apps and Other Useful Tools

This list is always a work in progress, but I wanted to share with my readers some of my favorites.  Feel free to add your own in the comments.  I’m always up for learning new ways to simplify business.


22 Social is hands down my favorite! The possibilities are endless. It is not free, but you can try it free for 14 days. Their pro plan is $22 a month, or you can pay $222 per year and get 2 months free. I host almost all the apps on my Facebook page through 22 Social, especially my live webinars and virtual parties. For more info on how 22 Social can help you grow your business on Facebook, click here.

Woobox is a flexible Facebook app that has some free options for things like HTML Fangate, which is nice. The paid plans for contests and other features start as low as $1/month. But Woobox has great some free options that are great for beginners just getting started with Facebook apps. Check out THIS VIDEO on how to set up a catalog tab for free using Woobox.

ShortStack is another nifty app. It’s very versatile. You can create your own widgets or use their pre-built templates and themes to create something that looks great. The nice thing about ShortStack is that it’s Continue reading