Robert Plank and Podcast Crusher Featured on iTunes

Creating a Podcast was a little nerve wracking. 

the mindset thing is the problem.  Once you dive right in and start working.  Nothing to it! 

I created this podcast to post on Facebook, but there seems to be a problem about installing an MP3…you can upload a video, but NOT an MP3.  

Here is what the row is all about.  Now something is wrong with this site and I can’t upload pictures.

Always something. If you want a good podcast program  go watch the video here and check it out.

Quick Access To Podcast Crusher

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Backup Your Website and Clone New Sites

Backup Creator Ultimate

Backing up your website and cloning new sites using the backups is a feature in Backup Creator Ultimate.  

Many backup systems do what they say: backup your website, but they don’t let you use the backup to clone new sites.

The system included in this very functional plugin can be easily translated into a money maker for people using it to set up and sell sites to people with a business that needs some online help.  

Whether it is your local dentist or your favorite pizza parlor, use your basic template that you have created for any type business and go to work.

There is a great video that is available as training on how to use this plugin. 

It goes from A to Z  and doesn’t miss a step.

Automated backups, stored where you want them stored…even get an email from BC notifying you that the job is done. 

All you have to do is log into your blog, click on Backup Creator settings and decide what you want and when.

Plus keep in mind that the only 100% security for a blog is having several usable backups stored in separate places.

If you site gets hacked, there is a pretty good chance that whatever is on your server also took a hit, so store an extra copy somewhere else.

Take a quick trip and be sure to have a notepad and pen handy. 

You aren’t going to believe this training.  Awesome. 

Click and Go Enjoy the Show!

P.S.

I’ve had this plugin since 2011 when it launched.  I never put up a WordPress site without it.  One of the outstanding things I like about it, You and I don’t need to be a Geeky Code Genius to use it, right out of the box!

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News Flash: New Social Media Site

Post Pictures on Social Sites Get Paid

New Social Media Poster. Grab your Photo, Tag it and Post to Social Sites Get Paid

The First Social Network to pay you for posting pictures!

Watch a short video for details on how you can make even MORE money by connecting all of your friends to our free Social Network.

 

Learn about the power of becoming an Associate Today!
Click on Leaf it below to watch a video that will explain
everything that you want to know.

Hurry…the sooner you get in and get your app the sooner you can start earning for posting pictures.

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Reality Hacks Daytime Fairy Tales?

Reality Hacks Are they real or imagined?

Some say that reality hacks are the processing of communications which is information.
Deep!
Try this one on for size.  It is found at (http://www.realityhack.net/)

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Posted on 02/16/2012

Reality is an information substrate between observer and observed, between actor and that which is acted upon. All interaction between entities involve the exchange of information through the medium of this substrate.

The act of modifying this substrate is termed ‘reality hacking’.

The first program most beginner programmers learn involves the display of the following string of text:

HELLO WORLD

The execution of this code is an important moment in any programmer’s life. It allows the communication of a greeting, addressed to the world as a whole, through the information medium of a computer language.

It is a declaration of existence, just as this first post is.

Hello, world.

Well we are skating down the fast slope…things are rushing past …
We aren’t talking about coding WordPress or anything else, we are discussing Reality .

Since I saw Reality Hacking called something like the art and science of manipulating the information substrate.
And then found this, all wound up with computers and coding instead of knowing and thinking:

Reality hacking is an intentional cultivation of neophilia.
It is a conscious love of uncertainty and randomness.
Reality hacking is hacking open the calcified knowledge structures that prevent the introduction of entropy, on the individual and the societal levels.

 

Perhaps one of my favorites is this: 
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein
Hacking Reality

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I Am Now Officially a Coding Geek-Appointed by My Hosting Company

Have you been appointed as a Coding Geek by your Hosting Company?  Here is the notice I recently received from Host Gator on my shared hosting account..

Dear Valued Customer,

Regarding your shared hosting account on gator3089.hostgator.com with the primary domain name joellafightsdiabetes.com, We’re writing to inform you of an important change in your server’s default configuration that may affect your websites.

The default version of PHP employed by our servers will be updated to PHP 5.4 on 5/19/2014.

We will be attempting to automatically detect the compatibility of joellafightsdiabetes.com and any other addon domains you have, but we want to ask you to please log into your cPanel and test all of your sites using PHP 5.4 by following the directions given in this article:

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/php-configuration-plugin

FAQ:

1) Why are you making this change?

The default version of PHP that our servers are currently utilizing; PHP 5.2 ; has been deprecated for some time. As such, we would like to see your sites enjoying the security and performance benefits of the newer versions of PHP which we already have available on your server.

2) How can I make sure my sites will work?

While we are taking every possible step to try and automatically assign the right version to all of your scripts, we do want to ask you to please login into your cPanel and test all of your sites using PHP 5.4 yourself.

Here’s a more detailed explanation on how to test this using our plugin available via cPanel.

The default behavior of your account is for PHP settings to be inherited by sub-directories.

That means that you can easily test all of your site’s compatibility with PHP 5.4, by setting the PHP handler for your home directory for your account to PHP 5.4.

Then simply test your websites by opening them in your browser.

To test this using our plugin please do the following:

  • * Login to your cPanel at https://gator3089.hostgator.com/cpanel* Click on the “PHP Configuration” icon, which can be found under the “Advanced” group of icons in cPanel. * From the drop-down of Available PHP handlers, please select “PHP 5.4” without changing the target directory from the current setting. It should be displaying / (Current Folder). Click on “Update”* You should see a confirmation message that reads: The “.php” file extension will be processed by PHP 54 for this account. Clicking on “Back” you should now notice the dropdown listing PHP 5.4 as the active Handler * At this point you will want to test your sites by opening them in your browser. If you do not notice any issues or visible errors, this means your sites are compatible with PHP 5.4 and you do not need to perform any further actions to ensure they continue to work once the PHP upgrade is performed. You will simply want to leave the Handler that was just set as the active one without any other changes. * If on the other hand, you do notice issues during your test with your sites and the PHP 5.4 Handler that was enabled, you can then simply toggle the active Handler via our plugin and set it to use “PHP 5.2”.

 

This should set your account to specifically use the the current default version of PHP in our servers and ensure they continue to use this version once the PHP upgrade process is performed.

Our upgrade process is set to honor the current Handler settings you set via this plugin to ensure your scripts continue to work once the upgrade is completed.

Please note: Selecting “No custom Handler (Sys Default)”, will NOT ensure your account stays using PHP 5.2 once the PHP upgrade is complete.

While PHP 5.2 is currently the system default version, once the upgrade is complete, the default version will be PHP 5.4.

If your applications require PHP 5.2 you will want to make sure to specifically select the “PHP 5.2” option.

3) Will my site’s experience any down time?

The switch between PHP versions is simply a configuration change in your .htaccess file(s) as such, there is no maintenance which must be performed on the server itself that would cause any service outages.

Applications that are not compatible with PHP 5.4 will fail to load properly once the change is performed.

While we will make every effort to automatically perform compatibility checks for each accounts and set the appropriate Handler, it’s imperative for you to please do the compatibility tests from your end as well using the steps listed above, before 5/19/2014 .

4) Who can help me update my site/script to use a newer version of PHP?

While we can assist you with changing the version of PHP your script utilizes, we will not be able to recode your site to be compatible with newer versions of PHP.

You should contact the script’s author/developer to inquire as to whether or not they currently have or plan to re-design their code to utilize later versions of PHP.

 

I’ve got to go to school and study up.  Not sure I have enough time left in this world to rewrite the scripts on my websites. 

Funny, I had something that wasn’t working last month and went in and changed my PHP version to 5.4 per the instructions of the author of the program that wasn’t working. 

As Luck would have it, everything else in my shared account worked with the new version of PHP. 

Don’t recall any instructions to “fix it” if is broken other than that ominous phrase…”contact your site designer”. 

Since that is me and I haven’t yet graduated to being a professional IT guess it would have been  Sergio Felix time.  So if you aren’t a coding Geek…make sure you have friend that can point you in the right direction. 

 

 

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Copy Writing Skills

With the help of  Cararta Skipper you can begin learning copy writing skills

Visit us today to get your Free Membership in Power Writing  to upgrade your copy writing skills. 

Practice makes Perfect if you Have Help

!Just to start you thinking, 

I have included these two  Videos of Gary Halbert at a seminar explaining how to sell

 Emu Oil.

It is Funny and instructive at the same time!    

Just below the first Video is  the Second part!  

Just so you will know, It isn’t really about Emu Oil, it is about anything you want to sell Online or using Snail Mail,  Ads in a magazine, or on TV:   it doesn’t matter.

What is important is  to develop a  different point of view to write good copy that will sell.   Change your ideas especially about  a  Products Features and a Products Benefits because they are  two entirely different things.    Features describe what the product will do.   Benefits are what the Features Produce.

Many times we get lost in describing  features as benefits,  Just a quick example:  We have a software that will automatically post our pre-written content to our blog.

The Features are:  1. automation of a formerly manual time consuming  task.  2. Can be set to post the number of articles  we want on certain days or dates:  especially useful on membership sites!

The Benefits Are:  1.  time saved so can do  more work in less  time,  2. Keeps site up to date  improving Google ratings because blog always has fresh content.  3  Better ranking improves site traffic with the added benefit of  improved  opt ins to mailing list and more onsite  sales.   All of which translate into……More Money!   The Ultimate Benefit.    If the plugin has been tested then it  would be easy to describe all these great benefits using facts and figures

             Like  “I sold $1001.98  more in two weeks and added 123 new subscriber to my email list.”  after installing this Marvelous plugin. 

The idea is easy, once you break down  what you are selling into its real parts:  Features….what it can do… and the Important Part…Benefits.  Suddenly copy writing become clear as a bell and much easier to deal with.

Of course copy writing has a lot more to it than just enumerating  features and benefits.  There is the Human element that needs to be engaged with what we are saying or it is all in vain.

Listen to Gary Halbert in the videos below and you will get a lesson in sales strategy plus some tried and true Tips on copy writing .  He is using a flashlight to read what he wrote because of sight problems that were later corrected with surgery….

Click here to get your Power Copy Writing Membership  Free (normally $27.00) which includes a list of  amazing Trigger words that work like magic.

Just in case you get caught in that trap called Writers Block, I have added a link to a friends blog about overcoming this Big Block to Productivity that sometimes catches up all.  Check out this article at  Adrienne Smith.

Or for something interesting in the way of a writing helper go Read Here

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Google Searches in a Graph: Blogger, Money, WordPress

What is going on at Google.

Searching Google for Blogger, Money, and WordPress and ended up with the searches displayed in a Graph. Similar to this one.  

Google Trends Over the Years

Google Trends Over the Years

Graph of three searches.  Think you know what is popular?

Have had this graph on my site for almost two years.

What is interesting about it is this one fact, for two years WordPress and Money have battled it out for the number one position on the graph and Blogger rides the bottom.

Since February, 2014 this battle between the keyword Money and WordPress changes every day…

When I click and go to Google, I can access trends and get other types of  up to date information.  Related searches include some interesting stuff…  Have a look: this was a continuation of the search for “money”. 

Google Charts and Trends

Google Charts and Trends can show some searches related to what you are searching for.

You can pick up your own graph from Google if you would like to display it somewhere on your site.

I’m posting Google Graph in this post because the widget space at the bottom of the page isn’t large enough to display the dates at the end of the lines. 

Previously displayed the chart at the bottom, but removing because of page loading considerations.   Always something! 

By the way search in Google Trends to find the charts.   Sometimes have good suggestions for another article on what you are searching for. 

Not sure I’m interested in getting results for “cheating in video games”.

Just a whimsical offering today.  Get tired or everything always being serious.  Life is Fun.

Hope you had some here today.

Cararta

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SEO On A Different Path – Incredibly Effective!

SEO isn’t just H1 and H2 and some Tags and Keywords!  Marketing has joined the group.

Sometimes SEO is just doing what will get your page or post or YouTube Video ranked. 

Make Sense?

Here watch this short video about a  Plugin, then I’ll explain.

This  Plugin –  called simply The Hangout Plugin
May appear at first to have NAUGHT to do with SEO.

But – Believe me. It REALLY Does.

  • It is different.
  • It is unique!
  • It even taps into the power that Spielberg and Obama are using!

We all know that YouTube videos and channels rank incredibly well.

And Google Hangouts combined with Youtube

Are getting serious attention right now.

Big name marketers have started using hangouts as a massive way

of reaching their audiences…. and exploding their bottom line in the process.

Has Marketing edged its big foot into manipulating or replacing  SEO?

What has Happened to SEO?  Where did all the Rules Go?

SEO is a changing game. But one thing stays constant….
And that is the provision that high quality content always wins.

Hangouts (by Google…. hint!)
Are gathering momentum.

This Hangout plugin

(also combined with the AWESOME bonus software for ranking them) will have your hangouts and channels boosting your rank FAST.
(how does  four hours – page 1 ! sound to you? ) Plus…use your description for
an extra boost when you include allowed direct links to your site or  Offer!

And if there has ever been an urgency around an SEO technique – it’s now.
Not because any ‘loophole‘ is closing.

Just the opposite actually.
Google is growing the hangout system in a major way…Plus there is Google+ that is

known for indexing and  ranking YouTube videos and Hangouts  Fast.

Here is a list of what this plugin can do:

Google Hangouts are REALLY gaining in popularity.
Chances are, that if you haven’t been on one recently – that you have been invited to one – or know about them.

SO DO YOUR LIST

Hangouts are awesome for so many things – including presentations, launches, customer support – heck even rock bands, Steven Spielberg and Barrack Obama used them!

But Hangouts are missing a few pieces to make them a serious alternative to Webinars.

Hangout Plugin gives the pieces of the puzzle that are MISSING from Google hangouts to make it a an easy to use serious player. 

  • Plug ‘N Play simplicity – setup hangouts in 5 steps from your WordPress dashboard.
  •   Provide Full Registration Facility – Hangouts have been  missing the ability to set a date and send registrations to the page – capturing leads.
  • (Hangout plugin integrates with major auto responders instantly too!)
  •  Provide reminder emails – Send emails to registered event attendees – making sure that the people don’t MISS the hangout – getting more people to the event on time.
  •  Allow Registered Leads To Be Exported –One click into csv files
  •  Maintain Complete BRANDING Control – This is massive – because the Hangout plugin embeds the hangout into YOUR site, the person is watching via youtube as you live stream the event, but the branding is all controlled by the site. (huge!!)
  •  Follow Up Email System Built In – After the event, send people automatic thank you emails and links to the replay (automatically done by youtube)

And here is the KICKER

This plugin will offer UNLIMITED seats, UNLIMITED events
and unlimited sites – for one incredibly low fee.

Where does the SEO and Marketing come from?  A powerful combination of quick ranking and the added advantage of emails, the ultimate marketing traffic tool. 

If you would like to take a look at another video

that shows the inside workings and setup Click Here.

Easy No monthly Fee Webinars, email integration with Aweber,  scheduled times,

combined with SEO and Marketing.  A no-brainer!

For some interesting reading about using Curation and Videos
Go and Read

 

 

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Leverage Your Marketing Skills: Social Marketing Works

Leverage Your Marketing Skills and Become a Professional Marketer

Facebook is approaching the threshold of looking like an overcrowded
marketplace instead of an online backyard cookout with friends and
family.

Friends and Family

Friends and Family
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Gossiping in a group or posting on your wall about your recent
vacation or how and where you traveled can inundate your sidebar or
news feed with ads for related travel bargains.

Make an innocent remark, “I won $1,000 playing poker in Las Vegas,
but lost it all back gambling on 21″  and watch the sidebar start
flipping!

Even the most innocent task can bring a revelation!

I recently searched (using FireFox and Google) for a tool to unclog
a frozen drain. Ended up searching in Lowe’s, Home Depot and Ace
Hardware. Never gave it a thought…but I have cookies that target
my local stores so if something is available it will show in stock or
when available.

I finally found the tool in stock at Ace Hardware and called to
verify and requested that it be put on hold for me. Closed my tab,
opened another and clicked on my Facebook sign in reminder so nicely
displayed by Fox Fire.

First Like and Comment I made….nothing to do with plumbing…but
the sidebar flipped and here comes an Ad from Home Depot with a
picture of the exact tool I had searched for with the CTA, “click and
pick up in my named local store.”

Shock!

Does this ad just display to me, or because my Facebook
account profile is almost unrestricted, is everything I see visible
to others that I’ve liked and commented on their post when it is in
my news feed?

What if I had a need for adult diapers and searched for them at
Wal-mart, Walgreen’s or even Costco. Would I have gotten the benefit
of an ad about adult diapers?

I know all this operates on cookies in one way or another as a fellow
marketer in another Facebook  group explained , but it still left a tingling
in my mind to find out if the “cookie thing” could be leveraged for
marketing.

Define who you are and optimize your marketing efforts.

Since most of us belong to several groups that promote online
marketing it is important to note:

When you visit and comment, you are defining yourself, giving away tidbits of persona and opinion in a way that brands you.

It  has become  important to put your actions and reactions into your marketing plan because who you are perceived to be is who you are to your online friends and colleagues.

Learn Some Marketing Skills to Make Your Work Easier

With this in mind, learning a few marketing skills is a “Good Thing”
as marketing Guru Martha Stewart is fond of saying. She is a
marketing Guru because she has branded herself so well that I don’t
need to explain who Martha Stewart is. You know who she is and what she does.

It is becoming more important to include marketing skills in almost
everything you do including liking and commenting on Facebook and
Twitter.

 

Learn to listen as a marketer.

There are some elements of listening that go beyond being friends.

Marketing requires active analysis of what you are hearing. You are searching for ways to connect with people, to make the most of opportunities and leverage your connections and relationships.

When joining a group, become aware of group characteristics, analyze membership focus and determine what these members are seeking that motivated them to become a part of this group.

While many groups are  set up by marketers of a particular product as a “Bonus” it also has the effect of gathering people with similar goals but with different levels of competence at implementing strategies to accomplish their marketing ambitions.

Use your group membership to watch and learn from the members who know what they are doing.  Make friends and contacts, not in a self serving way, but share what you learn and be helpful to others.  Giving always reaps a return.

Decide What You Want to Leverage by Using Facts & Figures

Leveraging connections and relationships in a group doesn’t work if
done blind without useable data.

You need an overall picture of who is what, what they are really doing and even being able to focus on insights about their targeted goals for connection to a customer base.

Google analytics might be helpful, try using Facebook’s new insights
tool to add the sites you’d like to watch onto one of your Fan pages
so that you get a comparison with what you are doing.

Cut through the guessing and check out the good and the bad.

It will give you a clue if you go look at the sites and determine what is making someones site improve and on the reverse..what caused a site to sink in the rating stats.

In Facebook the rankings seems to be calculated on the number of shares, comments and likes but with unknown values.  One reason being that a like can turn into a share from someone who saw the like from a friend, but not where you posted!

Use as much data as you can assemble and interpret it to make a
decision about who to connect with in order to learn what techniques they are using to optimize their marketing leverage.

This may seem self interested, but it is all part of you striving to  develop professional marketing skills.

An easy picture of all this can be illustrated by email list building programs that keep insisting that developing a relationship with your subscribers and treating them well is likely more important than building a list to begin with.  The bottom line is you can build a list, but if they unsubscribe…what have you accomplished?

How Do You Connect and Engage Varied Types of People

As a Marketer you come into contact with many types of people.

Good marketers realize the fact that people have different personality types it is necessary to learn how to approach and engage them based on their own particular likes and dislikes.

Since marketing can be defined as communicating, then tactful skills
must be developed for doing this important job.

There is an old social saying that I often heard from my Grandmother, “don’t say what you are thinking, but think about what you are saying.

Adding this particular social skill to your professional marketing
tool kit can make a difference. That old adage: Don’t discuss
Religion and Politics in polite society, has stuck around for a reason.

Most of the online people you are in contact with, you never meet
personally and don’t know how involved or passionate they are about either of these subjects, so it is a case of take care!

A timely recommendation is available is from Miss Manners:

Leverage your Marketing Assets

Every marketer I have met is on a budget. Traffic, branding,

engaging other marketers, other contacts and potential customers is dependent on your advertising budget.

Since many new start up marketers have a zero budget it is time to become creative.
Using Twitter, bloggers you like and follow, Facebook groups, friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook are assets that can be leveraged without a large cash outflow but at the expense of your valuable time.

Develop your own contact system for getting in touch with people who are on your targeting list.
How you reach them is important as many prefer Twitter or Facebook or even commenters on their blog and are more engaged
when contacted on their preferred medium.
Think about who you connect with in either of these mediums to create an efficient system and prioritize your resources for more results with less effort.

Keep Yourself Up to Date

Don’t hide your head in the sand. Keep up to date with what is going
on in the real world and connect it to your Marketing world. Watch the news, check out what is trending in Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Pinterest.

Regardless of your intended market, if you just focus solely on that
one area it is easy to become disconnected.

Using popular and current events and information in your communications makes you an interesting and welcome contact.
Just look around Facebook for instance and notice whose posts have large numbers of comments and engagement.
Figure out how or what content or types of pictures the person is using to connect.

Concentrate on identifying what attracts peoples interest or pulls on their “heart strings” so that they keep returning, even if what is posted has been said in a slightly different way may times before.

Just an observation, posting about conquering an addiction, a chronic health issue, or even overcoming a big problem with your hosting company or a technical issue seems to draw in contacts who have or had a similar problem.  People love to talk about themselves so give them the opportunity.

Evaluate Your Marketing Efforts on a Schedule

It is easy to bury yourself in the details of what you are trying to
do, but teaching yourself to look at the overall picture of how you
are leveraging your marketing can be of immense benefit.

Planned haste in doing this doesn’t necessarily make waste, but optimizes your efforts and you become much more effective in your marketing. Schedule a time at least once a month to look at what you are using and doing and what kind of results you are getting.

How Can I Learn How To Do all this Leveraged Marketing?

Below is an excerpt from interesting article I picked up and read at Growth Hackers that focuses on using content marketing in
a different way. It includes some very valuable suggestions for several social marketing mediums and their use for Marketing:

“How to design successful social products with 3 habit-forming feedback loops by Andrew Chen On Twitter I’m @andrewchen.

Connecting content posters and consumers to drive relevance.

The way that content consumers participate in the feedback loop is
that they give feedback to content creators. But before they do that,
they need to have a method of picking what content is relevant to them on their home screens:

Picking people (Facebook, Twitter)
Picking topics (Quora, Stackexchange)
Leaderboards (Reddit, Hacker News)
Editorial curation (Medium)
Algorithmic curation (Flipboard, Prismatic)
Location (Foursquare, Highlight)
Anonymously matched (Secret)
… and more to be invented!

All of the above work, with different tradeoffs. Allowing people to
customize their content consumption based on people and topics is the
most scalable, but the hardest to get started. “

Access to the rest of the article: http://andrewchen.co/2014/03/17/how-to-design-successful-social-products-with-3-habit-forming-feedback-loops/

Another Way to educate yourself about Marketing:

Find a group that is interested in digital Marketing and join. Do a
search on Facebook and Google for digital marketing groups. Look them over and decide which one is offering what you need to learn.

People love to share their knowledge and techniques.

My recommendation: Growth Hackers this site is loaded with over-the-top Posts written by extremely knowledgeable people who are sharing.
Growth Hackers is free to join, plus you have the opportunity to make a contribution by posting there.

In Conclusion:

Leverage Marketing is a skill that every marketer needs to develop.
Marketing works online in the internet and is still just as effective offline.

Word of mouth, classified ads, magazines, television, bill boards and
radio…the list is endless of ways to market. Each type of marketing
has its own set of skills that are required to become  effective at using it.
Decide on your marketing category and develop your skills.  The payoff will be worth working for.

Cararta

 

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Coaching Review: Marketing Where to Draw the Line

Coaching:

This Review about Marketing Tips is part of a

coaching program and is definitely a benefit.

I’m getting told to stop buying all the junk.

A lot of marketers are still selling products that are presented as something that is going to kickstart your efforts into a huge income bonanza in a week.

This isn’t a blueprint for success or a consistent platform for future success.  It is often something that worked for that marketer because he or she had a support structure in place that could take advantage of this particular software or strategy.

So, depending on the marketer, they decide to share and create a “product” that is shared either privately with other “Gurus” or send it out their followers and recruited JVs (joint venture partners).

I added this explanation of a JV because there is probably someone like me who is still learning the marketers vocabulary and doesn’t realize the real source of all those recommendations that pile up in your inbox every day.

If you are on several mailing lists, depending on the level of sophistication of your subscribed-to marketers…you notice that some of the emails are copied and pasted from somewhere.  Except for the difference in the link to click on, it is like watching the exact same TV ad to buy a Kitchen Aide Blender, except it is on sale at Wal-mart instead of Macys.      

All these wonderful offers might work for someone whose level of development and growth has a structure in place to take advantage of a probably temporarily unsaturated technique.

I watch a lot of webinars because like the rest of you, I’m still searching, even though I try to keep focused and work on what I already have.  Plus, I’m a nosey Bessie and want to keep up with what is going on.  Never know, you might hit the gold!

Some things that have stuck:  Remarks that I’ve heard Jason Fladlien make in more that one of his webinar presentations.

No Quote Marks anywhere in this, because it is all what I remember and less, because Jason talks fast and gets so excited you might call it Audio Spam!

Internet marketing requires speed.  When something new comes along, don’t buy it and store it on your hard drive. The minute you download it, go through it and use it the same day.

If you aren’t going to use it, then don’t buy this.  I don’t want tire kickers buying and requesting refunds.  Refunds are not a problem, it is just a personal preference that I have. I want to help people improve their marketing outcome, not waste time downloading and not using what I am offering.  

Who gets there first, gets the money.  That is what this is all about. But, he is quick to emphasize this point:

This isn’t just about the money, it is also about providing your subscribers and buyers with value.  

Jason emphasizes and states over and over…many times on a webinar that he will give the lucky attendees 90% of whatever he is selling.

 
This is value.  No quotes, because this is what I remember him saying.

Except for a few of my own tweaks that are being sold in whatever I am offering, you could take what I have given you on this webiar and implement it today and earn from it. The difference between using what I have given you on this webinar and what you get in the offer is going to be the speed and ease of setup and how much you eventually earn.

I have also noticed that a consistent part of any offer he makes is videos and written instructions for setting up and using the offer.  If you are technically challenged this can make the difference and is part of that Value he talks about.

Enough on Jason Fladlien.  

The point that might have gotten lost in the shuffle is this:

Learn to critically assess any of the Marketed offers that come into your Inbox.  

Criterior number one should be this:  With what I have in place…a blog on my domain, a Facebook Fan Page, Google Blogs, WordPress com sites, Squidoo, etc.  can I use this offer and integrate it into what I have to improve the results that I am now getting.

To my sorrow, I have in the past bought programs, gone through them and half heartedly used them with dismal results.  

An older and more informed assesment reveals this one flaw in many of the programs marketed today and in the past:  

Traffic=Money

While many will load you up with a “Bonus” for getting traffic to your site and offers, unless you have the cash on hand for a super Keyword targeted PAID advertising campaign, you’ve just bought some more Hard Drive clutter.

Worse are the ones that include an OTO to the venders suggested backlink farms (which of course cost a pretty penny) and result in de-indexing of your site by Google. Even though they will pre-sell this offer as not needing SEO, Google, Facebook ad infinitum, but is their Traffic solution.

A funny footnote for this ramble is this.  Windows 7 which I recently upgraded to has an interesting feature:  Explorer Search

I can use it to even search my usb portable drive that I plugged into my computer after removing it from my old unfunctioning XP based computer.  

So if you run across an interesting Earth Shaking offer, search your hard drives, use the offer name or the venders name and see what you already have.  You probably have the program already, but are just missing some small piece of software like a new plugin or added bonus that can be acquired under a different name somewhere else and will function for you.

Or even better, you might have unsubscribed from updates and just need to visit the program’s members area, sign in and get the update.  
If you have a program from an active marketer who didn’t bite the dust after selling, then to maintain his reputation he keeps his original offer up to date and many includede free updates for life.

This is especially true for WordPress plugins or binary programs that you use on your desktop. Some get a little hard nosed at times and slightly change the program name so it isn’t just an update, but will often give credit to owners through support for the original purchase so they can “update to the new version” at a discounted price.

I’ve strayed from my beginning thoughts.  My coach did say, “clean out your main email account, move subscritions or unsubscribe and Stop buying.”

The following is what I fixed in my mind, not a direct quote.

Right now you need to concentrate on setting up your mind and thought process instead of buying any more programs that you don’t use.  Included are a whole weeks worth of videos that must be watched in the coaching members area (If you skip one, you get a notice….).

It amounts to:  You paid me to coach you.  If you want the results you are seeking, How to Make a Living on the Internet, then do what I tell you.  You may not think these videos are necessary, but they are.  They made a big difference in what has made me succesful.  They will do the same for you.

I watched these videos several years after I started making “Big” money doing what I do.  I feel so strongly about the information included, that I went to the producer of these videos and bought rights from him so I could include them in my coaching program.

Watch every video and even download the provided audios so you can listen to them when you are doing other things like: driving to work, jogging, raking leaves or even hiking.  

Repetiton works.  

This is important. Do it or leave.  I can’t help you.
The unsubscribe button is at the bottom of all my emails.

I plan to post this review of what I am learning in my Marketing category, because there are evidently some things to learn about marketing that aren’t included in just plain old marketing This-is- how-you-do-it programs.

To be continued.  

P.S.  This is my effort to give value.  So if I have given you something worth thinking about then good or bad (I post them all except for Spam) comment and contribute your 2 cents worth!

 

Cararta,

Skipper Works

 
     

  

 
     

  

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Review: Dave Nicholson Says What are the Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online

Well, What are Some of the Ways to Make Money Online, According to Dave Nicholson?

I can tell you upfront, from reading what Dave Nicholson has to say, a way to make money online isn’t spending your day reading blogs and flitting around Facebook and Twitter making comments…

Don’t know about you, but I put some thought into the comments I leave on others blogs and their posts that I read, Facebook and other Bloggers  Website included. For months now I’ve “played” the game of blogger.

As a result I used up all that creative energy that I formerly put into posting on my “sites” as I call them. Looking back I can see the error of my ways. No updates and a steady decline in what little traffic and authority I had built up.

Picture of World WordPress

WordPress is used all over the World

Just so you can take a look and decide for yourself, here is a small sample of some of my sites:

  • http://SkipperWorks.biz
  • http://SkipperWorks.com
  • http://ArthritisReview.net
  • http://SkippersBestBuy.com
  • http://SkippersBestBuy.biz
  • http://InternetMoneyStore.biz
  • http://sugarcontroldiet.info
  • http://SugarControlDiet.com

How to get Started All Wrong!

I didn’t set out to comment here and there and thereby gain back links to my own blog (actually just glossed over any mention of “back links” didn’t know what they were, didn’t care).

What I discovered was a treasure trove of information, offered freely and with good intentions by some blogger Super Stars (in my opinion).

I never commented except occasionally to say Thank You for some helpful information I found in someone’s post or page.

And since I was looking for some information and help in correcting some problems that started showing up on some of my “sites” started paying attention to people who knew a lot more than I did about what to do to fix things.

How I got to Where I am Today With My Help and of Course Google’s Birds

As I have noted before in another post, I started taking a John Thornhill course and acquired my very first Human comment.

This was on the “site” I was working on and the comment by none other than Sergio Felix  from http://marketingwithsergio.com/video-branding-101/ not his old Place of Business, but where he is now.

Note that Sergio has a background and education as an IT so his advice should be taken seriously!

Then followed.

After this  I  became acquainted with Barry Wells http://barry-wells.com/  who seemed to always have experience and a ready solution for many of my oops with WordPress that I was trying to solve!

Host Gator is very helpful, but as they are quick to tell you, they don’t support WordPress..talk to your website designer…(which is me, so talking to me wasn’t helpful).

How to end up without a working Blog!

  • So I continued on my merry way,
  • reading and commenting.
  • .Facebook,
  • Twitter and on a
  • growing list of favorite blogs,

but I started leaving something out:  Writing and posting on my own sites. 

This new direction, along with the continuing problems with my sites and spending hours doing repairs and endless chats with HG support,

left me without the motivation, creativity and Time needed to do what I should be doing to maintain my sites.

Where Did I Spend my Valuable Time?

http://adriennesmith.net/

http://www.dansumnerblog.com/

http://www.johnthornhill.com/blog/

I could acquire a list each day of ten or more other bloggers who had commented on these blogs with shared information that was useful to me.

But if all I’m doing is reading, learning and then commenting to show my appreciation for what I have learned….

there is no time left to implement what I have learned.

Of course Sergio and Barry were on this Must Do list (never made a list, just went where I wanted to).

For example, clicking on the above links to verify they work, I spent some of my valuable writing time reading and commenting on Dan’s post about

Here are the Top 10 Prioritizing Tips you don’t want to Miss!

http://marketingfromscratch.com/top-10-prioritising-tips-dont-want-miss/

And Adrienne’s Blog is loaded with her Thankful Thursday post which consists of  links to exciting things you need to know and put on or fix or update on  your blog….ooooh.

John Thornhill is a little behind..he was still on a rant about JVs that you promote for, but when you do a launch they somehow seem to be missing.

Well, JVs are  something to keep in mind for someone getting ready to do a launch, but I need something to launch… so it is filed in that dungeon of things I might need to know...

However John does have a pre launch check list that you can download that is Roast with the Gravy so if you are in that mode..check it out.

So since none of the above made any contribution to Making Money Online, but actually shows how to not make money or add value to your sites, lets get back to my review of Dave Nicholson’s 2008 offering.

So, How Do You Make Money Working on the Internet?

 

Dave has an h2 way down the page and this is how it reads:

What are the Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online

Dave Says:

I often get asked the question “how can I make money online”, the answer in short is to do a little work each day, creating, adding to and increasing your streams of income.

Great Tip, but it sounds like you already need a “stream” of income flowing!

OK, so where can you get started creating these ‘streams of income’?

Dave continued with his advice.

I have listed a few of what I consider the simplest and best ways for you to get started, don’t try to bite off more than you can chew, simply start with one method at a time and gradually increase after you feel you have completed one method to the best of your abilities.

Remember, these methods will possibly create you an income for many years to come, so keep that in mind when you are creating.

– See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

Dave lists several methods along with a description that fills out and amplifies the information.
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Provide a Service
  • Social Networking
  • Advertising
  • Create Your Own Product

Then Dave goes on to give the Advice you need to pay attention to.

All of these methods will create a stream of income. 

He also believes it is smarter to have more than one stream of income.

But.  In order to make this work…pick one..Just ONE and try to implement it and get it going.

In other words, we are back to Focus and Prioritizing your goals, your work, your time management, your mindset…..

Straight from Dave Nicholson’s Mouth:

“Now take one of these methods at a time and try to implement it as best you can, try to do as much as you can yourself, that way you will learn more and it will save you money.”

So, what should you take away from this?

Number 1.  Don’t do what I did.
Number 2.  Do what Dave and just about any good Marketer will tell you to do.  (if you can’t remember, see above!)
What he is telling you to do, still works in 2014, 2015 just as well as it did in 2008, just update the methods a little here and there and
Most Important…Do It, because you can make money on the Internet.
From a Webinar I watched last night…45 minutes of continual talk.
The Gold?
Here it is:
to make money on the internet
all you need
1. product
2 converting page
3. targeted traffic: you need (according to the statistics) 100 real people
to look at your product
to get just 1 (one)
to buy.
So one more time
1. product
2. converting page
3. Targeted Traffic

Can you do this? 

Have you done this?
I’d like to know.   
Did any the above suggestions work for you?  Were any of them on the table when you were learning how to create an income for yourself by taking advantage of using a computer and the internet?

Share!

Now take one of these methods at a time and try to implement it as best you can, try to do as much as you can yourself, that way you will learn more and it will save you money. – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.zG2gl7p8.dpuf

I often get asked the question “how can I make money online”, the answer in short is to do a little work each day, creating, adding to and increasing your streams of income.

OK, so where can you get started creating these ‘streams of income’?

I have listed a few of what I consider the simplest and best ways for you to get started, don’t try to bite off more than you can chew, simply start with one method at a time and gradually increase after you feel you have completed one method to the best of your abilities.

Remember, these methods will possibly create you an income for many years to come, so keep that in mind when you are creating.

– See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

What are The Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online? – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf
What are The Simplest and Best Ways to Make Money Online? – See more at: http://www.dave-nicholson.com/blog/what-are-the-simplest-and-best-ways-to-make-money-online/#sthash.F9cHgteY.dpuf

 

 

 

 

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SendReach The New Autoresponder on the Block: Review SendReach

Got an email from my friend Chris Munch…He is all excited about this newly launched Autoresponder, SendReach.

Want the Details?

What is SendReach?

The following is a sample email provided for affiliates of this product..it does a great job of

explaining what SendReach is and what it can do.

What SendReach can do for you.

“Once in a great while, something truly revolutionary comes along that’s so overwhelming advanced, it honestly changes everything.

This is one of those times, and it’s not hype, it’s HUGE. –>

Virtually everybody who’s marketing online uses an email service provider that delivers both broadcast and autoresponder email messages, right?

If you’ve ever lurked in forums or talked with any number of online marketers about the usual crop of autoresponder companies, you’ve undoubtedly heard grumbling about at least some aspect of all the providers they’ve used.

SendReach has a solution for all these problems and more

  • Poor deliverability,
  • unable to easily change providers
  • and move lists, unresponsive customer service
  • and being banned for being a marketer who promotes income opportunities are common complaints.

As of today, those issues are all a thing of the past, because… SendReach, the quantum leap forward in the evolution of email service providers is now open for you to use and profit from the future of email marketing.

–>  Briefly, SendReach:

* Gives you the highest inbox deliverability of any provider, period

* Allows you to import your active lists from other providers

* Hands you 11 different innovative ways to get opt-ins, including one clicks

* Automatically collects public demographic data on your list members

* Lets you target your mailings by age, gender and location data

* Has SMS text messaging integrated at the lowest done-for-you pricing

* Plus way too much more to mention here…

When you realize that everything SendReach delivers is so far beyond what any other email service provider does for you it’s staggering.

Originally, the word was that it would be priced at a premium above all the other well known services because it’s simply so much more valuable.

During the introductory roll out, they’re price matching the lowest prices from all the top providers in the industry,”

AND ‘

A special offer for a LIFE Time One time Pay Account with no monthly Payments ends shortly.

They’re grandfathering you in for life at that price if you lock in an account right away. This means today February 28th.

This really is one of those rare occasions when it will pay to take a look and take action right now, or sorely regret it later.

Go grab your account at the lowest prices in the industry (you’ll get a 30 day no questions asked refund guarantee), then thank me later by putting all its amazing features and power to great use, okay?

Yours for massive success,

Carolyn]

P.S. SendReach is blowing the minds of top marketers everywhere. It’s undoubtedly going to take over the top spot as the go to email service provider of choice.
Get your lowest price for life locked in now, while the introductory offer stands.

–>Check Out the Offer Hope You are In Time!

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Marketing Got You Down? Here is a Solution that Often Solves The Problem

Marketing isn’t always Easy!

Running a Blog and posting endless content is fine, if it helps your readers and at the same time increases traffic to your site and even helps you make a little money once in awhile!

I love helping people solve problems…it is just part of my nature, but I also need to acquire some cash every now and then just to keep the show on the road.

To be exact, my younger sister remarked recently that I loved telling people what to do and how to do it -more than I like to eat. Hmm…not so sure about that, but:

Is Your Traffic Not Converting?  Just Friendly Lookers?

I ran across this slide show by my friend Jeremy and thought I’d share it with you.

If you have traffic to your blog, but what you are selling isn’t breaking the bank then take a few minutes and enjoy this.

You will learn some truths about Marketing and Conversions….the real secret to survival in this world of cutthroat competition.

Enjoy and leave a comment below or a Like  as a Thanks for sharing!

The link above goes Back to Youtube where This slideshow was posted in 2010, but every word on it is just as true today as it was two years ago.  Evergreen Advice.
Those buttons below will allow you to comment on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest…Try them out!
Here is Jeremy’s Article from Ezine that tells the story

Expert Author Jeremy A Gislason

People who want to improve their website conversion rate are on the right path. After all, if there’s a way to make more money from the same amount of visitors, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t pursue it, right?

However, improving your online conversion rate isn’t as easy as it seems. Think about it. How can you persuade lurking visitors to actually make a purchase when they only want to “look around?” And how can you convince customers to buy more than they’ve set out to? Think no more! This article will teach you what you need to know about getting more sales from your visitors.

Conversion Booster #1: Be Very Subtle.

Perhaps the easiest customers to persuade are those who have bought from you before. For one, you’ve already succeeded once. And for another, you now have a better idea of the kind of people you’re dealing with.

One example is a customer who has bought a beginner’s scrap-booking kit from you last month. Obviously, that customer is now done with it and has come looking for something new.

If you want to get that person to buy from you again, don’t look too eager to make a profit. Avoid putting up copies that say, “if you bought x scrapbook, then you should definitely buy the y scrapbook!” That’s just such a turn off.

Instead, direct your focus on your customer. Amazon’s “people who have bought x also bought y” is a good strategy. It gives customers options and insights without being forced to actually make a purchase.

Conversion Booster #2: Create a Simple Survey.

A survey is a great way to improve online conversion rate. Why? Because it gives you insight as to why people aren’t buying as much, what kinds of products they like and what they don’t like… straight from the horse’s mouth!

Knowing all these things can help you figure out what other products you can introduce to your customers and what else you can do to spark their interest.

When making a survey, make sure to give your customers choices (but limit them to two or three) on what to answer. This will help speed up the tallying process and will give you a clear answer on what needs to be done! By using a survey, you’re getting your input straight from the source.

Conversion Booster #3: Use Live Chat.

If you want to hear more from the people who visit your website, you might want to consider setting up a live chat on your page. This enables visitors (even non-customers) to leave comments and suggestions which might prove to be useful information.

In real time, you’ll be able to know that one particular visitor is looking for a specific e-Book which you don’t have yet. You’ll also learn that another visitor liked your review on product b and is now thinking of buying it.

However, live chats also come with risks. Some people might leave a less than flattering message on the chat, too. The decision is up to you.

Conversion Booster #4: Keep Payment Methods Simple.

Another effective way to improve website conversion rate is to keep the payment methods simple. People like efficiency. No matter what kind of customer they are (either those who look around first or those who know exactly what they want), in the end, they all want payment to be swift and painless.

No customer wants to deal with too many processes just to complete one purchase. The more efficient your system is, the better. If you’ve been having glitches, you’d better make the time to sort that out before putting your website back up again.

One aggravated customer could spell disaster for your online reputation. Keep in mind that word-of-mouth spreads fast. On the other hand, if a customer has bought something from you before and has had no trouble processing payment, then you can have more chances of getting a repeat purchase in the future (as long as they want or need the product, of course).

Conversion Booster #5: Talk to Them Again.

Improving online conversion rate doesn’t end with the website. If you can, why don’t you take the whole thing one step further and actually contact the customer through email or telephone?

Of course, you’re not supposed to contact them without their knowledge. That’s just plain rude and annoying. But perhaps you can ask interested prospects to leave their contact details should they wish to learn more about a certain product. Those who leave their details are more or less your buyers. That’s your cue to make the call. The deal is already half made. All you have to do is convince them to proceed with their order.

There are plenty of ways to improve your website conversion rate. The first thing you need to know though is that nothing is impossible. No matter how dismal the situation looks, you can still do something to boost your conversion rate. Tell yourself that everyone wants to make a purchase. All they need is a nice push in the right direction.

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Pinterest What? Find the How at Marketing MiniClasses

Review: Marketing MiniClasses-What You Get When You Join!

Helping you to Succeed with all the Support you Need

is blazed across the top of the membership home page, if you just type in the url and go to see what it is all about!. Or just click here to take a look!   http://MarketingMiniclasses.com/

 

Marketing MiniClasses

Marketing MiniClasses

or later if you want a detailed list of what is in this Membership see it on
the Sales page and check it out here: http://cararta.com/likes/MarketingMc  This is my link to the sales page, so if you want a complete  explanation  of what is on offer this is the  place to read about the Marketing MiniClasses and how it is set up.

Since I was surprised with a gift of membership….picked by Barry Wells….I was aware that part of
the gift required a review of the Membership posted on my Blog as part of my acceptance and use.

Unfortunately at the same time as I acquired this opportunity to become a member of a group that promised help when you need it...just ask a question and get an answer, I became involved with Host Gator in having to redo almost every blog or website I had listed in my account with them because I was using to much CPU.

Never occurred to me to come back to the membership and ask for help….just kept plugging along on my own.
Used almost three months of time that I could ill afford to eventually solve the problem!

At the same time, there was a hiccup with the Membership site…they decided to change their setup and did, so sometimes
when I came back to watch a WordPress video or look for something…I sometimes had a problem logging in, because my Gmail
email address that I use to get updates from the membership kept hiding them so, finding what I wanted to use was a chore!

But, I really wasn’t alone.

Barry Wells, my chosen mentor…(I abducted him from Facebook and could always manage a comment with his name
highlighted so I’d get an answer or suggestion to help me out with my struggle with Host Gator!)

Also because he was added onto the Membership staff, he noticed
my unsuccesssful login efforts and got my correct log in information to me via Facebook Chat which meant I got it right away and didn’t need to depend on an overloaded email box!

I do a lot of posting, sometimes on Twitter and my Facebook Fan pages, but felt I had a problem with using Pinterest!
So today,  I’ll not be doing a complete review of this whole membership program.

Barry did a great review of the Membership and posted it on his Blog
You can read it here:  Marketing Mini classes All is Revealed  that details every thing on the site!

Plus there is another great review written in May by Donald MacLeod :  Marketing MiniClasses   Which details every hidey hole on the site!

I like this small excerpt from Barry Wells article (Link Above):

Sharing is caring…
If you’ve enjoyed this post and the tour of Marketing Mini Classes then please use the tools available to share it with your friends and followers. Who knows, it could be just what they have been hoping for.

Now down to the real business of this post.

I decided that since I am a member (still in good standing) to use the course that is provided on how to use Pinterest.
Found my new credentials, logged in, opened up the course…and starting watching the videos.
One thing I’m happy with is that they are short!

Learn How to Really Use Pinterest!  The Easy Way.

It makes it much easier to go sign into my Pinterest account and work along with the videos as
I learn things I never knew about Pinterest!

Since we are all involved with blogging for two good reasons….helping others learn what they need to know to hopefully become successful bloggers and at the same time earn some income to help support our efforts, then using Pinterest as a Social sharing place seemed logical!

I was grateful to discover that Pinterest at this time doesn’t seem to mind links to your website or even affiliate links!

A Membership With Great Support

A Membership With Great Support

So I went to Pinterest and made some changes…edited       some of the descriptions, because you can put a working  link in a description!

Take a Look!

Now that is a great  improvement over what I had there     before!

I still have some more work to do to finish the complete

Pinterest course,  more than half way through.

Sharing on Pinterest is the clue…just like sharing on

Facebook is important.

Something important I found out in this course is the

importance of using keywords….even on Pinterest SEO

counts.

If your curiosity isn’t peaked yet, I think you need to go

to Facebook and join our group….comment and get  acquainted with some of the members or our group.

Here, I’ll make it easy:   Marketing MiniClasses on Facebook 

If you know a friend who is having a hard time learning what they need to know about Blogging, Using Videos, Marketing and trying to make money on the internet…then share our Marketing Miniclasses with them.   Since I am only about one half way through the Pinterest program, I’ll come back at a later and update on what else I have learned.  Cararta Likes Marketing MiniClasses

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Can You Build an Email List….Just Using Articles on Your Blog?

Cararta and Andrew

Cararta and Andrew

Still working on building an email list….

Know I need one, Think I want one,
but have a feeling of dread at writing emails, emails email ……

Don’t mind writing articles, even comments aren’t bad…
but emails……………….hard time connecting

I know, I’ll just copy Robert Plank’s  emails to me….
put them in a file and do a little editing
or since I would like to do a little affiliate marketing and have some
great products like Back up Creator…That Paper Plate Theme thing …even PodCast
Crusher  I’m sure there is an email left over in my overflowing box…

What is Facebook Doing to Emails as a Sales Vehicle?

But talking about emails and how all these social things..may or may not affect emails……..google plus did something
strange…I have this site about Diabetes…went into the valley lately..
a friend said he finally found me on page 43 if searching for sugar control  like (just type it in an look)

Well, I did a proxy search tonight….guess who is on page 1 number 1 for
a post I did on my site August, 2012 and left a Facebook comment somewhere about it
that G+ picked up and decided it liked…even if old….
and no SEO in title but did make it into the first sentence….

Sugar Control Diet Facebook Number One for a Day

Sugar Control Diet Facebook Number One for a Day


“Some foods strange to the regular American diet are recommended in this diet cookbook and blood sugar control plan! “

Plus Andrew (my Orange and White buddy) and I are sitting there taking it all in….

Does a Picture help With Rankings on Google + or Google?

Almost every results on that page had a picture…My picture was my gravatar guess a picture is a picture.

Maybe we need to develop a different POV….there are always new people
coming into the internet…getting interested in Marketing and Blogging so maybe their
email boxes aren’t overflowing ….yet.

About any of this, there is one thing that is a MUST…
be consistent..

  • posting,
  • commenting,
  • sending your emails

If nothing else make yourself a schedule like my Grandma did:

Monday washing (laundry)
Tuesday Ironing (pillow cases first so can make up the beds)
(takes a long time when you heat the irons on a wood burning stove) .
Wednesday go to church
Thursday churn the butter
Friday weed the garden (her domain-the men did the big cotton & corn fields)
Saturday Bathe all the children…8 grandchildren she took care of including me!
Sunday Church and Sunday Dinner (at home)

In addition to the above she had a few jobs that were done daily:

milk Bessie and the heifer…(delegated to me & my cousin Ralph)

Cook for 8 children & 3 to 5 adults….add 4 more adults on the weekend (parents of the 8 children …home from jobs in town at the “Mill”)
Breakfast:
Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuits,milk gravy and grits & eggs. Fruit…canned or fresh
pack lunches for the men to take to the fields along with quart jars of “Sweet Tea”

Lunch for kids usually breakfast left overs, even cornbread and milk

Dinner: Smoked ham or pork from the smoke house, vegetables..fresh or her own canned from the garden. Cornbread and biscuits…

No electricity, no refrigeration except for “spring house” to keep milk and butter.
At night all leftovers were fed to the pigs…called Slopping the hogs...along with
un shelled ears of corn…..pea shells..

Oh yeah,

feed the chickens and gather the eggs every day…and lock them in the hen house at night….anything that moves likes to eat chickens..hawks, foxes, possums, raccoons, mink and wild cats (baby sized mountain lions never saw one, but Grandpa said they are there and you would hear them talking to the world at night).

A few other little jobs added in…sweep, mop, make lye soap to do laundry, dishes
and even wash the floors….make up all those beds, clean out the fireplace,
clean out the wood burning kitchen stove (save the ashes for making soap)

Delegating and outsourcing she knew….

The boys brought buckets of water up from the spring down in the “holler” to
fill up the reservoir in the stove (hot water to dish washing),
Water for the chickens, pigs, mules, horses and fill up the water can on the back porch,

Girls…do dishes or help by drying and putting away..wipe down the stove with
Lard to make it shine….clean the lamp shades (kerosene and they smoked) help with the chickens and churning the butter.  On wash day bat the clothes, run the wringer, help hang up the clothes to dry.

Entrepreneur before the word was invented:

Traded extra eggs for some butter from a neighbor..she liked her mold with
flower pictures on the butter….ours was just round and plain!

Traded cured ham for beef roast with another neighbor.

She didn’t write it down…just got up every day and Did It.

She was as methodical and organized as Robert any day of the week.

Hmmm….and here I am ‘ whining about writing a few emails.

Really wish I was
my Grandmothers Daughter like my younger sister is…

Up early and go from dawn to dusk without stopping.

David Whitfield
Hi Cararta,

Really nice rant . . . uuuh article.

But I don’t get it?

If you can write like you just showed us you already have the key to reader engagement, and emails.

Just add a few curiosity triggers, some questions for them to ask themselves and maybe respond to you with and divide your articles up into 2 or 3 parts hook a few together,

add some points about your product or an affiliate product (with a link in SOME of your mails) related to the area your list is in

and before you know it you have an email sequence built.

Load those into your autoresponder a day or 2 apart from each other and

vola, you have folks opening your mails right and left because they want to hear what you are saying.

That builds your credibility and helps spur folks on to open your mails and links that are inside.

Keep me posted how you progress
warmly
David
David-Whitfield.com

In case you thought I’ve lost it.  All of the above was a comment I left on Robert Planks Blog

and a response from  a Very Nice David Whitfield.

On an article titled:

The Worst Kept Secret of Internet Marketing: Email Every Day, Sell Every Day,

Make Money Every Day

which I was reading to get some ideas and inspiration to build an email list.

So if I want an email list to worry about sending emails to, I’ve decided to write about my thought process, lack of action (that comment was in June, 2013!), can’t say I don’t take my time!

AND  what I have been doing to make some progress.  I have two processes that I am using,

so if you want a click through, either check out that text link right below the header on this page or zip over to

Cararta.com  where things are nice and neat and easy.

Question.  Do you have something that you work on, almost finish and then Hit the Big Road Block

and it is still sitting there?

I could have started this months ago, but I just couldn’t make myself create a folder on my site to upload my Gimmie  (that’s a give away for the non slangers)  into.

I think the mental exertion to make the decision and do it was much more stressful that the actual doing!

How about you?  Still wrestling in your head?

 

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So You Want To Build an Email List

Build your email list!

Heard that before somewhere?

It is so prevalent that it is like mosquitoes  in a Florida swamp!

I’ve been working lately, on building an email list after having a WordPress

Website since March 5, 2011.

When I first got started working on Al Gore’s  Internet,

everything I saw was about “Get a Domain name and a Host.”

From there I moved on to trying to make the site look as nice as possible with my free  WordPress theme.

It finally penetrated a few months ago, you can blog all day til the cows come home,

but if Google, who controls 90% or so of search engine traffic doesn’t have you on their

You are Invited to the Party

list as one of those 10  super stars  who are really welcome….then hang it up as far as getting traffic to your site.

Those cute little banner ads will be nothing more that some colorful decoration on your pages.

They might break up the monotony of the landscape and make you feel like you are really doing some Marketing, but what you are doing is spinning your wheels.

So, being me…in case you haven’t met me, I decided to check out a few Email Guru’s.

Here is something I snagged from Frank Salinas…snatched right out of an email he sent to me.

Demo of EZ Share Generator

It is all about a cute little piece of software that you can get access to by clicking on this link,

I WANT TO CHECK IT OUT!

This is what Frank has to say about that EZ share Generator

“Brand New Software Quickly And Easily Gets You Unlimited Amounts Of Targeted Traffic From Facebook, Google & Twitter Without Being A Computer Genius Or Fancy Pants Programmer…Guaranteed”

Just for the fun of it you also get a nice  Report with lots of links to some of Franks favorite tools

that he uses for keeping his email business ticking.   And a link from me on the very bottom of the last page for another gimmie!

The total cost of just an email address…make it a good one, cause there are some more Gimmies on the way!

Scan all the way to the bottom inside the report and click the link,  A super bonus is awaiting.

Knowing someone makes it easier to spend a little money!

Well, back to building an email list, I bought a 100 clicks from a friend on Facebook…cause I know what kind of guy he is.   Might even share his name with you, if you want to visit https://www.Facebook.com/InternetMoneyStore and leave a comment on something and ask me for a link to my Solo Ad guy.

Only ordered 100 clicks, wonder if he over delivered?

Aweber List set up Sept 22, 2013

Aweber List set up Sept 22, 2013

According to what I’m learning, I need to set up a click tracker…but the one recommended is

not quite in my budget ….maybe later when I have a miracle list and learn how to use it to get my friends to visit Skipper Works!

Talked to my friend the first day and he said my click through rate was 60%….”They must have

liked it!”

Have you started an email list yet?  I’ve looked and tried and dithered around,  putting off getting started….Well, I’m in!

Email List Building Tool

Email List Building Tool

And added another job to the schedule….Email Copy writing.

Have you built an email list yet?

How long did it take to get up to about 500 if you have?

And another question, do you think an email list is worth the time, work and money that you

invest to get it going?

Thanks for your input,  I know it takes time, but will be appreciated!

 

 

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SEO Keywords for the Future: Audio not Written Text

Is the future of SEO and Keyword Optimization Changing?

Is the future of SEO for keywords wrapped in Oral queries and not what you type in on your PC or mobile keyboard?
I started my morning with my usual habit: Log into C-panel and check the links in awstats on SkipperWorks, trying to figure out what keywords are being linked to!

If you aren’t in the know, I’ve had a huge problem with this nice collection of Chinese bots…haven’t figured out if they are really searching for information or just spamming my site…I mean 1,868,323 “Hits” so far this month and going strong.

They all link to one article….every one. I had almost as many 400 errors as hits from them. Took a chance and changed the title of the article…just added one word to the front end of the title and edited the perma link.

My Chinese bots dutifully followed the article, so now I am getting a soup can full of 302s instead of 400s.

But this interesting experiment isn’t what I want to talk about today!

Do You Spend To Much Time Learning SEO and not Doing?

I, unfortunately tend to stay to much in the “learning” phase of blogging, instead of the Doing it Now and make some needed cash! Just to put things into perspective, I definitely have a deficit when it comes to doing my SEO….find a good keyword and some extras and write an article including them all.

Think I was following a link from Lisa Magoulas and ended up on Moz.com and started reading an article by Will Critchlow about using voice queries to do searches on the phone….

His initial take was that voice navigation instead of typing in keywords wasn’t going to make it!
In his own defense he presented a lot of reasons why he came to this conclusion….The whole article is here: http://moz.com/blog/i-think-i-might-have-been-wrong-about-voice-search for your convenience in checking it out!

To make a long story shorter, Will thinks  that Google has developed and is refining  the process of doing “audio or voice” searches which combines minimum input with your personal information to return the results you want immediately.

Remember that laughed at social sharing thing called Google + that hardly anyone uses?   Hangouts?  Google Chat?

SEO and Your YouTube Videos…Sound Counts as Much as Text?

I know from listening to Ray Lane the Video Guy that he recommends repeating your YouTube video title and your major keyword (which should be in the title) when you begin talking on your videos…all for the SEO benefits…

He seems to think that these “Audio” keywords are just as important or even more important than those tags we enter and keywords sprinkled into the description.

Since Keyword optimization is part of my active quest for ranking my site (wrong goal, Google ranks Pages not sites!) I was happy to run across this article and some of the gold included.

It all goes back to why some of my videos rank quickly and others just sit there unless I Tweet or Facebook them to get some traffic! Definitely videos with a voice over, even not keyword optimized seem to do better than the ones with music.

Since you can now end up with a Google or is it Youtube transcription on your video…should you be doing your own transcript and attaching it to your videos?

If one is attached, you can edit it and include your marvelous keywords in the first line and sprinkle them down in the body and at the end….just as if you were writing an article to post on your blog…

Somewhere I read that the transcript doesn’t even need to make sense, just give the “robots” an indication of what the video is all about.

The reasoning was that most transcripts furnished by Youtube often don’t reflect exactly what is being said in the video…so the theory expounded was just add your keywords where you want them.

Which brings me to the real reason I was so interested in this article about Voice Querying instead of typing in keywords. I am looking for a program that will take the audio from a video and type it out for you….Instant transcript…instead of paying a service (can’t afford right now) to do the time consuming work for you.

I’ve looked at several add ons in Google Chrome but they aren’t rated that reliable just yet.

Anyone have the name or a link to a program they have used to produce transcripts that doesn’t break the bank?

I’d be interested…leave a comment and let me know!

Just below are two links for some really interesting info on SEO…I am an affiliate for both..so be warned!  But they explain it so much better than I can here…worth reading the sales page for the good…think both also give away a free ebook just for looking.

Interesting Information about SEO and backlinks Click Here!

Another Program with some Information you might like to apply to your site Click Here!

Back Link Beast

Back Link Beast

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How to Build an Email List: Fast

Rapid Subscribers

$100+ Plus A Day While Building an Email List

How to Build An Email List Fast That Produces Real Income

Still not making Real Money with all your Internet Marketing Efforts?

If you are like me, you keep working on your site or blog, doing the articles and comments and endless Tweets on Twitter or likes on Facebook.

Are you still buying those offers that promise the world and deliver just another credit card bill?

Invested in one of those pricey MLMs with forever monthly fees?  Still trying to recover your investment but can’t figure it out?

Just wish for once you could get your hands on something that Really Works and builds a dedicated Affiliate Marketing Email List  fast?

Then there is always a statement on the Sales Pages….If you’ve made it to this page then I’m sure you’ve heard the Guru’s Mantra, “The Money is in the List”  but none that I have bought and met and used so far can really get me to the point of making my own money.

Don’t know if it is their fault or mine.  Maybe I’m missing a step or two and the magic just whizzes right on by!
I’d love to be able to  write and mean it when I say, “Until Today.  Want your Aweber Stats to look like this?

Chart Aweber Email List

Watch your Email List Grow Every Day

How to Build a Targeted Marketing Email List

I’m in a Facebook Group run by someone I count as a Friend.  I couldn’t believe it when I saw an Offer on his page.  He had allowed David Kirby to post a link to his latest launch, or (maybe relaunch would be a better term)….and the reasons why?   David Kirby has updated and expanded his Rapid Subscribers program and wants to let everyone use what he is using to grow his email list of subscribers, like using fast forward to watch a video!

David reveals that he updated and is sharing because,

“The Internet Changes Every Day….”

Programs must be kept up to date to work and

“This Offer is for My EXACT $5,667.87+ A Month ULTIMATE LIST BUILDING SYSTEM…

This will show you EXACTLY how to get QUALITY SUBSCRIBERS as fast as possible. I also show various other methods I use myself and the EXACT traffic sources I use too plus so much more!”

Is there a Con in this Program?

I’ve gone through some of the  information on this product…the only con I can find is that there is an up sell for more help…up to you to decide. But the inexpensive WSO price for the initial offer gives you a great insight into  what you need to get started.

How Does it Work?

Building an Email List Fast has nothing to do with:
How to Disappoint your parents in 61 seconds by dating a girl they hate

What it has to do with:
is being able to Copy & Paste David Kirby’s EXACT

$5,667.87+ A Month ULTIMATE LIST BUILDING SYSTEM..

Rapid Subscribers & Sales V5.0

The Goal is To create an affiliate marketing email list that grows and makes money while it is growing!

It will work Like The Monster the Kali Muscle Story  a video for muscle builders and mind builders because it is innovative like Kali who had to change to survive and did.

This system for fast list building has also changed so that you are building a list using the exact methods that has allowed David Kirby to make $5,667.87 plus a month, because it is the Ultimate List Building System and what works for David and my friend (I’ll explain below) will work for you if you do what you are instructed to do.

This is a system so powerful that it produces ultra high quality 400 to 500 subscribers every day, after a few weeks of Activating and using it.

Now that doesn’t compare to the 7,820,000 plus people who watched Jennifer Lopez’s, “Live it Up Ft. PitBull” in two days….

But compared to most list building programs, David Kirby’s $5,667.87+ A Month ULTIMATE LIST BUILDING SYSTEM….. is awesome.

What David is offering is his exact $5000 + per month Ultimate List Building blue print.

It is his personal blue print to success…

And to put the icing on the cake, it is a Copy and Paste system.

This Build an Email Fast system is designed to grow fast and you learn how to make money from that list at the same time while it is growing (according to my friend who is using it).

If you truly want to know how to build an email list in the fastest easiest way that is filled with quality subscribers that open your emails and buy your products or affiliate offers that you recommend, then you need this ultra powerful and fast Free TO Implement copy and paste simple list building method.

What you get is Real Traffic and Real Results.

How do I know it works?

I was referred to this program by my friend who has added over 3000 subscribers in the last   few weeks.  He is now able to sell solo ads directly targeted to his niche.

Because he has helped me in the past with problems on my Blog, and I noticed in his posts on his Facebook group that he had gone from adding 25 subscribers a week to adding subscribers in Hundreds…. I asked him how he added so many so quick….

He revealed he is using David Kirby’s Rapid Subscribers & Sales and the best part of it was that he was already earning money, while still continuing to build his list.

He requested that I not publish his name, because he is still working his day job until he builds up enough income to kiss that Day Job,
“Good Bye!”

In my mind I am wondering if I can  use a complete copy and paste system, included in a step by step course with free updates for life, to finally build a real email list that is an asset?

One thing giving me hope is the  hardcore 60 days full money back guarantee..???  Use it and build a list or get all your money back!!!

Learn and Earn at the same time.  My friend using this program has used purchased solo ads as part of what he is doing to get his list building effort into high gear.

By choosing the right sellers he has been able to more than pay for his purchase with the sales generated by the ads, plus acquiring his own new subscribers at the same time.

This part about this program is important 

Because the internet changes every day so what you use for Marketing and Email List Building must change with it or you get left behind.  David Kirby promises to keep this program up to date.

I know from reading as much as I can and even buying email list programs, that there is a basic formula to list building, but this one seems to have an extra twist that puts it on fast forward.

Plus there is that tantalizing statement from  David Kirby that he will keep you up to date when he makes a change in what he is doing

If you are interested in building an Internet Marketing Sales Email List filled with Responsive subscribers, who not only subscribe but buy,  then check out what David Kirby has to say about his program by Reading More Click Here.

What do you think?  I’d appreciate your input!  I love reviewing programs and this time, because I have a referral from someone I really trust, who is using the program and getting results, think maybe just maybe I’ve found a winner!.

Have got to quit writing and make some changes, so I’ll talk to you later.  I did sign up as an affiliate so if you click and buy, I might just make a buck!

Here is a little video I posted on YouTube.  After You watch, I’d appreciate a comment below (on this page)…or a Facebook Like or a Twitter Tweet!  Enjoy! (the commercials are longer than the Video!)

 

Get Your Copy Today..Quick Access

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Google Died Everything was gone!

In the middle of the night…really  Yesterday, April 23, 2013, 7:16:46 PM except it was really 1:16  in the morning a.m.  for me…..

I’m working on my site still trying to get rid of those ru sites that have infested it, or at least two of my sites…..all of a sudden all my work pages began  to not load….

Google Graph Died

Google Graph Died

getting either a server error or timed out……so  tabbed over to the front of Skipper Works to get a copy  of something,  scrolled down to the bottom:   Saw this, so I took a screen shot just in case….It had been working fine 5 minutes earlier.

Take a look:    As you can see, the graph went from working to  nothing is just a few minutes!   While I watched the page, the graph stopped and started its slide down to the bottom and then quit.

Absolutely quit working.

Nothing else was working either.  Page by page, using FF and Chrome  I ended up with nothing open and a computer desktop full of  timed outs and server can’t finds.

 

Cashed it all in and went to bed, expecting to see a huge headline about Google going down in the middle of the night…but zero, zilch…nada….not a word.

Google either didn’t hiccup or I imagined this…???

Well, you decide.   I did watch that graph just stop and slide down to nothing.

It was back on  like the next day….was live when I started on this post….scroll down to the bottom of the page…should be on the left….Alive and Well!

My Imagination?  well….not quite…there is that screen shot….  what was earthshaking was watching those lines start to slide….then hit bottom…first time in months that the inquiries for WordPress have been under about 98 on the graph….they started slipping a couple of days ago….down to 89…..might have something to do with all those

HACKER attacks on  WordPress.

What Do You Think?  Guess the Internet really hiccuped and I’m the only one who noticed?

What else is funny is the times are wrong in the graph but think they use a different time zone that US central which is my time….

Were you snoozing at about  1;45 a.m.  and missed it too?

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Back Link Beast Shares SEO Back Links Cheat Chart

The Cullens have a machine called Back Link Beast …it helps you make back links in a way you’ve dreamed about!  It seems to be located on their site.  (Link is below).. 

Back Link Beast Cheat Sheet Shared

Back Link Beast Click Here!  

Here is a look at part of an article….Very interesting Reading…even if it is a picture!  It is often said that a picture is worth a Thousand Words. 

This picture or Info Graphic  is worth Thousands of Words. 

And so very convenient to read and compare this super gift of SEO knowledge from the Callens.  

Thanks Brad and Matt.  You make it look easy!  In the complete article they will even reference Matt Cutts at Google for some tips. 

Nothing like using information from the Horses Mouth!

Chart for SEO Backlinks

SEO Back Linking Cheat Sheet  If you are trying to create back links for your website or pages, then having accurate information about what works and doesn’t is a great time saver.  More information is available so check it out! 

The Beast is Really Here! Check it Out! Click Here!

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Membership Cube Review

Ever wondered how a membership site works and

how you can make money from a membership site? 

Here is a partial review of Membership Cube:  The Creator of Membership Cube tells all about

working together with a friend to make some nice money by “re-purposing” different kinds

of content to create a membership site.

Robert Plank explains how he and a friend set up a membership site, made money from it on a

monthly basis, but sold it and made money on the sale.

Case Study #8: Dailey Seminar
(“Build it To Sell It” $40,000 Payday)

The second membership site I ever created was built from a bunch of interviews I recorded with a close internet marketing friend.

Here’s a secret I probably shouldn’t give away: the best way to start joint venturing with someone is to simply record 20-minute interviews with that person.

Everyone teaches you to “interview an expert” but the reality is you should instead interview someone in your same niche, on your same level, and get them to interview you as well.

On some interviews, I had 4 questions to ask him. On others, he had 4 questions to ask me. We started using those 20-minute audio recordings as bonuses to our products, but I wanted to make some real money from them.

The end result was a membership site called Dailey Seminar. In addition to the audio interviews, I created fifty-five 20 minute video presentations, he created fifty-five 20 minute video presentations, and I bought the rights to 55 different products.

We launched the site with a year’s worth of content already created in December 2008 and got about 50 members to join at $47 per month. It dripped out a new video every day of the week on total autopilot.

The site made us about $2,000 per month ($1,000 each) for 4 months before we sold it for $32,000, with a year’s worth of content loaded up and ONLY 50 members.

Total profit from that project: $8,000 from the monthly memberships plus our $32,000 buy-out = $40,000 from spending a mere 2 hours per week creating videos.

Interested in Creating your Own

 “Membership Site?”  

Do you think you know what a membership site really is?

Here’s all a membership site is: a place where people can login using a username and password to get to their stuff.

Everything the “gurus” have taught you about membership sites is WRONG

You NEED to have at least 3 successful membership sites to really make it online.

The problem that I see is too many focus on creating one site.

They spend months or longer creating the “perfect” content.

The problem is…

lack of members…

It is much better to rethink how you create these type of sites.

All you REALLY NEED is to be one step ahead of your longest subscriber.

It makes more sense since you can  correct and create the content they need..

Plus you can start earning immediately instead of “someday in the future”

From the pen of Robert Plank, renowned Blogger, posted today by Cararta.

Go here and read more about setting up membership sites that make money.  There is no time like now.  Continue Reading  just click on me!

Since I own Backup Creator from Robert Plank (there is a link to it somewhere on this site) and have followed him and Lance Tamashiro  since September, 2011 feel like I know something about them.  My experience with BC and several other products I have bought from them is this:  No review of  Membership Cube would be complete without mentioning SUPPORT  which I have found to be great for all the products I have purchased and everything I have purchased WORKS! 

If you didn’t click above to read the full description of what is available with Membership Cube (LAST time I looked it included wishlist)   Click here and go Now!

Creating High Value Content Video or Copy Writing

Creating High Value Content is a Formula

 

It doesn’t matter if the content is for a Sales Page, a Presell page on a blog or a Script for a Video or even your latest blog post, it all comes from the same source: You.

The process of creation can be as hard or as easy as you make it.  For example, if you need a sales page,

then there are some rules you need to apply and having a writing formula for sales pages to use and follow will certainly ease the pain of this task!

Just to give you an idea:

It all goes back to the Eternal Mantra:

  • Find  needy people with a Problem
  • Find a Solution to the problem
  • Package and market your problem solving solution.
  •  Skip any step and you are in  trouble.

What works and why it works.

 

When presenting your solution,  you need a way to get agreement from your prospects.

What can you present to get agreement started?

On webinars, I’ve noticed a lot of questions from the presenter that are requesting a YES response.  So….. formulate a question or two and ask for answers.

This is the Problem that no one seems to be able to solve.

Do you have this problem?  

Do you need a quick and easy solution?   Just to get the YES juices flowing.

Separate the opportunity seekers from the buyers who really use what you are offering and reduce refund requests at the same time.

Good questions to ask:

  • Do you buy things and then don’t bother to  use them?
  • Do you evaluate what you buy with this standard:  Will it help me make some money?
  • Do you buy because it is new and is just something you want to buy?

There are other ways to get the response you are looking for so read others ideas and add to what you have found here..

People are always looking for a better solution to their problems or a quicker, easier way to do something that isn’t even a problem.  They will jump for joy when they think they have found one and with some strategic planning and luck it could be you and your solution.

Remember to include quality and a real working solution that benefits the buyer more than what was paid….next time you make an offer they will remember what they got and how useful it was.

Your job is simple. 

Find a real Problem (with as many people who have this problem as possible),  clearly describe and define this problem so that anyone with this problem can embrace it as their own.

Offer the solution to the problem, whether the solution  is yours or someone else’s that you are recommending or promoting.

Instead of a Big Buy Button on the bottom of your page, do a pre sell…..

After you have defined this Unsolvable Problem,

Get the prospect to visualize life without this problem…then furnish a link to the sales page by telling them to read more here to find the solution.  Read more …..

In other words:

if you need a system to help You write High Value Content and relieve yourself  of the stress and long hours of trying to create high value  content on your own,   go here   to get some more information.

No credit card required just click and go!

 

 

For More Information go Here No Credit Card Needed!

Know What You Want From Your Blog!

You are ready to start setting up your blog: You’ve got your domain name, hosting and even set up Aweber!

You might even know what you want to Blog about,  but one intriguing element is missing!

Very often, this one thing is over looked and is so essential to this process of creating a blog that it can determine the success or failure of a blog before it hits the whole wide world!

What am I talking about?

This: did you ever go sit in the corner and decide what you want from your Blog?

Do you know what you want from your Blog?

I mean other than the obvious: you want to blog about something that interests you or is in your field of expertise

and you want to earn some cash while showing off what you know!

Did you ever give even one little thought to what you would get out of all this work?

Other than  earning  a little cash if you are lucky and investing  hours and hours of work creating content, dealing with mishaps and the eternal house keeping that comes with a WordPress Blog,  have you found your prize, your reward….that elusive intangible that will keep you going?

Altruistic concern for your prospective readers and potential customers may even be part of the foundation of this blog that you are creating or if you are like me…..already created!

That’s nice, but it is not enough.

I’ll be completely honest. I never really thought about what I wanted from my blog.

Not this one,  not the one I created before this about Diabetes.

What changed?

I had a visitor  named Sergio  come visit this  “website” and leave a comment.

I always visit a site and check out the commenter before approving so over I went.  

I loved his blog…filled with posts that people seemed to line up to comment on and even comment on each others comments.

Friends,  from all over the world, talking to Sergio and each other using the comment box to leave their approval or disapproval of his latest post or interesting program or camera or what is changing on Facebook or Youtube or what Google has gone and done Now to help all the bloggers out (Ha! OUT is the word, out and gone!).

I’ve finally decided what I want from my Blog, other than the items listed above.

What do you want from your Blog?

Do You Know yet?

You need to get this right, now before you go ahead with creating your Blog.

I’d like to know what you have decided is essential for you to get out of your blog,  if you know!

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Viral Videos How This One Happened

Viral Videos, Accidents or Planned?

Was this one Planned?

I couldn’t take my eyes off this when I first ran across it on YouTube.

The Number of views in less than a week are astounding.   Now it turns out that it is a project created by College Students completing their Media Degrees…..to be deemed successful required 100,000  views.

Since their category included animals and children  the two most popular categories on YouTube…they probably did it in 20 minutes!

Here is a video with the  disclaimer stating that the video was the work of students.   The original video posted by another student explaining about how it was done  was removed, but here is a very short one from the school showing how they “constructed” the Eagle.

Cararta

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Barry Explains How to Add Affiliate Banners to Your WordPress Blog SideBars

Ever wondered why some blogs have such nice, neat, organized side bars?  I know mine get out of hand often, when I get carried away!

Recently I went over to visit  a Facebook Friend at his site called Barry Wells’ Blog and really liked his idea of placing 4 smaller sized banner ads in one larger ad to help reduce the clutter in the  sidebar.

Considering that it is done with a Free to download software (Kompozer)  and Barry’s instructions in the video embedded below, the Price is absolutely right!

This process is new to me, and may be new to you, so I borrowed his video that tells you exactly how to do it and installed it here!   His post had several other very functional ideas to help with this side bar organization so you might like to take a read, after you find out how to make 4 ads into one!

I know that I am guilty of finding something new, can’t live without it , so into the sidebar it goes.  At one time I had two side bars on this blog,  both loaded with things!  Give away offers, things to buy and just things to go and read!

We really should put as much thought and planning into the side bar as we do the layout of the whole blog!  Coordination of  ads to blog content should be mandatory!  Also, I have reached the point where I am setting up to begin building an email list.  In the course I’m looking at by Dave Nicholson there is the mention that people must be able to see your optin  or request to join your list and not be distracted by other things on the page.

If Google  AdSense can connect ads to content and  do it while not even sitting there looking  at our Post…surely we can do it while typing in a post or page!

Our Sidebars on our blogs, should be a directory of desirable  places to go and things to check out,  Not a huge Neon Blinking  Sales Sign dragging our visitors off into the Netherlands never to return!

Watch the video below and learn how to make four affiliate ads into one banner ad on your blog sidebar.

Redoing  your sidebar should make it more productive by creating a  blog that is  neater, organized and attractive to visitors thereby increasing your subscriptions and membership.

So make some changes today to  enhance your blog!

Take a look around, if you have a suggestion for us, please hit the Comment Box and let up know!…. Or if you think we are on the right Track, give us a LIKE!

Cararta

 

You can visit Barry here:  http://barry-wells.com/are-your-sidebars-working

 

 

 

 

 

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Video How to Create a Blog Site

Video number one in our series.

I’m working on a series of articles,  made a challenge for myself,

Must write and publish on Ezine and this site 10 articles related to

“How to Create a Blog Site!”

Here is a link to the  first….submitted to Ezine and approved and now posted here

Read

As I continue, I’ll return here and update with a link to the video and article….

Wish me Luck.  a monumental task.

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