How To Start Blogging

Start Blogging

Start Blogging

Where to go from here?? You have seen that many of the top earners own their own blog site, so what now? Consider first the items listed below and Let’s Start Blogging. Put a bit in Planning and thoughts together. Spend time to read books, attend webinars, join network groups from successful Online Marketers to get ideas. One book I enjoyed was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStart Blogging” by Steven R. Covey. A great read for anyone.

Another book that many of you may have heard of before is “The Secret”. The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction. Every Network Marketer will tell you that Attraction Marketing is a gift of success. Now let’s talk about other parts of planning you need to consider.

Mindset

To be successful in today’s online world it is important to realize you need to make yourself stand out. To become a successful blogger set your mind and determination on making a difference to get people’s attention. I know, I hear you already, who is going to listen to me? So you need to find a unique way to stand out with something new and fresh. So what is unique about you? Well, let’s start with your name, you know the name mom gave you. And think about your interests, personality and look.

Branding YOU

So why not make your Brand “You”, express yourself in your own manner, as you are. You are unique. Assess your life and the role you’ve been playing, build confidence in yourself by simply looking in the mirror and saying good things about yourself or even things you feel you could easily change to attract people. Make a difference to and for yourself. Feel impressed with yourself. Set your mind on being successful, become an expert on your products and “Brand” yourself as the special individual you are. This will earn you respect and people will return to your blog. Not sure how to get started branding YOU? Click Here to Learn More…

Who Will Be Your Target Audience

Consider your products, the company, the leaders, the compensation plan, the Mission Statement. Who would get the most from all these things? Are you in the mindset that you want to help others, start their own home business, earn some extra money, and improve their lives?  Do some research to see how you can connect with those people that could best utilize what you have to offer. Social Media outlets are a great place to start. Follow people that are successful and look at comments from their posts. Search for groups that have similar interests as you.

So here are few ideas to get you started blogging. Here are some additional resources you will find helpful:

Conclusion:

Blogging has proven to be one of the best marketing strategies to grow your business. It may not be for you but I love blogging and get better and better with each post. There are endless resources available that provide the formula of key components, ideas of what to blog about and so much more. If you feel it is for you I am always here to help. Keep yourself open to giving this strategy a try. You never know until you take the leap. Much Success.

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How to Organize Your Marketing Activities[Video]

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How to Organize Your Marketing Activities

Are you one of the many business owners or marketers that struggle with what content to write about?

You are not alone.

I had struggled for a long time and finally, I discovered a way that makes content writing so simple.

Often, the key to success is consistency — staying organized and analyzing all of your results to make sure you are getting the most out of every effort you put towards marketing your brand.

Once you organize your marketing activities and stay consistent you will experience a remarkable increase in engagement on your posts and other marketing activities.

Depending on the different types of activity that you like to do, it will help you get yet organized and stay consistent. Doing your favorite activities can help you actually analyze what works best for you.

See what are gets the most engagement for you by keeping a close eye on insights.

So let me go ahead and share with you the document I put together that goes through all the different types of activities to use in your marketing.

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Using the daily activity log

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It is so simple to put together a daily calendar to help keep you on task. By using Excel or Google Docs you can track what activities your target market reacts and engages with you right down to the hour of the day. And most importantly, don’t forget to take breaks. Just 10 minutes or so every hour or an hour in half can keep you fresh and even generate more creative ideas.

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Six Savvy Ways To Market Your Website

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Six Savvy Ways To Market Your Website

You want your company’s website to reach out to as many people as possible. Its primary purpose is to be a virtual advertisement that teaches visitors more about what the brand has available. If you aren’t marketing your website correctly, no one is seeing your content. And that means your website isn’t doing its job. Let’s discuss six savvy things that you can do to help market your website and boost the number of visitors you receive.

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Search Engine Optimization:

This is the process of increasing the visibility of your website in search engine results. By optimizing keyword phrases, you can help rank your link to the top of search engine result pages such as Google or Bing. Since most people do not go beyond the first page of their search results, being at the top really matters when it comes to SEO.           

There are several ways you can improve your website’s SEO. You can improve your existing content to include more keyword phrases. Add a blog to add fresh content to your site, and increase the number of backlinks or inbound links that are on your webpage. Inbound links are links that your website receives from other websites. They help to improve your online reputation.

Blogging:

The second thing on our list is blogging. Having a company blog on your website will provide you with a place to inform your target audience of everything new. And keeping consistent content on your page will help keep visitors coming back for more. The wonderful thing about blogging is that your content doesn’t always have to be about the company. It can be about something distantly related to your brand that is popular or trending right now.

PPC or Pay-Per-Click:

This is an online marketing strategy that’s been around for years, yet it’s still very effective. PPC advertising can bring in traffic to your site from search engines. You pay a fixed price for every click your ad receives. The goal is to convert the visitor to see a return on your investment.

Google Adwords uses PPC and allows you to set a budget (such as five dollars a day or a maximum of ten cents per click). You choose the keyword phrases and Google helps you get your company’s ad in front of your target audience, no matter where they may be on the web.

Facebook Ads:

On average, more than 483 million people use Facebook every day. That’s great news for companies who wish to advertise on the social media giant. Facebook ads can help you direct your ads to members of your target audience. You can choose your ads to show to people in a certain location, age demographic, or fans of other similar companies to your own. It’s a great, affordable way to bring new traffic to your website.

Retargeting Ads:

This is a method where you place a tracking cookie on your visitor’s computer. When they leave your website, they will see ads from your company, allowing them to click and come back if there were something they missed. This advertising method can help you reach visitors who leave without making a purchase, which can often be around 98% of your total visitors.

If you’ve spent any time online you’ve seen retargeting ads yourself. You may visit an online store, looking for an item to buy and then leave the website. A few minutes later while on Facebook, an ad shows up on your wall for the exact store or the exact item you were looking for. This keeps your company or the item the visitor wants, fresh in their minds. And that will increase the chances of the visitor coming back to buy the product.

YouTube:

Creating a video about your company and posting it on YouTube can help expose your brand to others in a creative and convenient way. Google will index the content and others can embed your video on their blogs to share on social media. While not everyone has a video to go viral, you can still use YouTube as a resourceful tool to help get your name out there.

YouTube also gives you the option to advertise on other videos by purchasing targeting ads which are relevant to your business. If you sell athletic apparel for example, you could purchase a targeted ad for a video featuring sports news. People interested in athletics viewing the news video will see your ad and will be more inclined to purchase something from you than someone in another demographic.

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5 Ways to Revitalize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

The marketing landscape is constantly changing and evolving. If you want to get noticed, you need to employ multiple tools and resources in your marketing strategy with these 5 Ways to Revitalize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy. You need to Stand Out in the marketplace to make a difference.

There’s plenty of advice on how to boost your social media marketing. Though, it’s not uncommon for your marketing strategy to grow stale. You might notice positive results after you start your marketing campaign, only for it to die off.5 Way to Revitalize

The following 5 solutions will help you revitalize your social media marketing strategy. You don’t need to scrap your campaign and start over. Just remember these 5 Ways.

Become More Social on Social Media

It’s easy to use a mechanical approach to marketing. You’ve got a schedule and you stick to it. You’re consistent and reliable. But, you need to be personable when sharing content on social media.

Don’t use the same phrases and wording in every post. When you introduce curated content, don’t use the default message. Create something original. Remember, every person is different. Some may interpret your message one way and another person in a completely different way. You don’t want to sound like you’ve read the content that you’re sharing.

Being more social also means interacting with your followers. Don’t be afraid to ask a question or encourage feedback from your followers. Thank them for their input and get a conversation going. This will make your brand feel more approachable.

Let Your Followers Know What You Care About

If you’ve got a cause that you’re actively involved in or care about, let people know. This also helps humanize your brand. But, don’t promote a cause simply for the marketing appeal. It’s easy to detect phony compassion.

Use Video in Your Marketing Strategy

People like watching videos. This is especially true with the rise in mobile device usage. When people are on the go, it’s easier to watch a video than read an article. So, if you want to get noticed, record more videos.

If you’re having trouble coming up with content for your videos, simply look at your most popular blog posts. Convert these posts into individual videos. Rewrite the content into a script and record your voice. Add this to a slideshow or a live presentation and post it to social media.

Become the Top Curator of Content in Your Niche

The next step is to focus more on curated content. About 80% of the content that you share should come from other sources. This shows your followers that you care. It helps build a relationship with your followers.

Sharing curated content also allows you to have a continuous flow of content. If you’re relying on your own original content, it’s hard to have something new to post every day of the work week.

Browse the top news sites in your niche market or industry. Use multiple sources and find beneficial content that you believe your followers will appreciate. This should comprise the largest portion of your social media marketing.

Actively Listen to What Your Followers Are Saying

The final tip for revitalizing your social media marketing is to actively listen. Listen to what your followers are saying. Learn from their comments. You can gain valuable insight into the type of content that they enjoy based on what they say and what they share.

If no one is saying anything, then you’re not sharing the right content. Or, you’re not actively engaging your audience. Review your content, add more curated content from other sources, and talk to your followers. If this doesn’t spur more input, then you need to rethink your market.

If you’re ready to breathe new life into your social media marketing, start using these tips. For even more powerful marketing tips, as well as a way to generate conversion-ready Internet marketing prospects each month, click here to learn about my done-for-you system.

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5 Tips to Create Quality Images

Creating Quality Images to attract and compel people to click on your post can be challenging and even down right frustrating….Do you agree? Creating quality images on social media outlets or blogs can be one of the toughest parts of managing your business. Of course, there are some great free or inexpensive sites (Canva, Pexel) that can be used to create quality images but it does take creativity to compel someone to stop and click. And that’s what you want, to attract attention to your post and CLICK. You have to consider font, colors and elements to stand out and get that click. Challenging to say the least and a creative thought process. What will appeal to your target audience?

Graphics are an important part of  communication in your business. They build Brand Impact and Recognition. Effective images are a crucial part to your marketing strategies. A good starting point of effective images is to identify the essential components to attract your target audience. Once this is accomplished, anything is possible.Tips Create Images

1) Graphics must be Correctly Sized

Each social media site and website has different image size requirements. If your image looks stretched or skewed in anyway, your visitors may not be attracted and respect you as a professional. Here are the optimum images sizes for most popular social media as of this date, but you can always stay updated by visiting Sprout Social for updates:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

LinkedIn

Google+

1200 X 630

1024 X 512

1080 X 1080

800 X 800

800 X 1200

2) Graphics must Stand Out – Be Striking

Have you ever gone to your Facebook feed and scrolls through all the posts and you lightly browse and don’t take the time to click, unless something stands out to attract your attention. You must make an impact with an image that stands out and breaks up the feed. The goal is to make your readers stop and take notice.

To ensure your image is striking here are some things to consider:

  • Don’t use a corporate stock image
  • Do ask is it relative to my topic and audience?
  • Do make sure the image has a bold focal point
  • Do use images that are clear and easy to view
  • Be different – don’t use the same images as others in your niche

3) People Graphic Show Show Smiling Faces

Happy people looking directly at the camera is key. People are fascinated by people smiling and happy. When you look at people, don’t you like that they are looking back at you?

4) Keywords Identify the Audience and Grab Attention

 The text you use in your image must do three things:

  • Grab the attention of your audience
  • Carry the audience’s attention to the next part of your message
  • Convince the audience there is some personal benefit in your content

5) Images Must be Relevant to Your Brand and Audience

  • Are the images relevant to your Brand?
  • Do your images relate to your niche?
  • Is it obvious that viewing your image what product or service you are promoting?

Text based images can be very effective and easily shared my your audience. Having a clickable link is highly effective. Even with the powerful tools available, like Canva and Pexel, the tips listed above provide how to create powerful quality images. You can create attractive images, but if you don’t utilize the available tools, such as font style, text formatting, even borders, your image may not accomplish the goal to stand out to your audience.

Although it may sound difficult, it’s really very simple. A bit of planning and creativity and make the difference so that your image POPS out, and people stop and Click.

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5 Ways to Establish YOU as an Authority in Your Field

When you’re first starting out, it can be hard to generate any buzz. Your internet marketing efforts may have little impact. One method of generating sales is to become a leader and Authority in your field. Quality Content

If people regularly visit your website to find information and assistance, they’ll be more likely to buy related products or services from your website.

So, if you want to maximize your sales potential, you should establish yourself as an authority in your field. But, this will require work. Here are 5 ways to get started.

Create High-Quality Informative Content

The best way to become considered an authority in your field is to actually be an authority in your field. You’re going need to release high-quality content on a regular basis. This means you need to know what you’re talking about. Quality content is key.

You should know as much as possible about your industry and the products or services that you’re trying to market. If you should constantly be learning and researching the latest news and breakthroughs in your field.

Take your knowledge and start creating informative content. You can adopt a simple system for generating high-quality content and making the best use of the content that you create.

First, you should write detailed blog posts. You can use excerpts of these posts for your social media posts. Once you have enough articles on a similar topic, you can compile them into an eBook for promotional material. You can also film video versions of your blog posts to release on YouTube.

This allows you to stretch the use of your content. Instead of simply writing a blog post, you’re using the same research for multiple forms of content.

Use Your Own Name as Your Brand

In order to be thought of as a trusted authority in your industry, people need to know who you are. This means using your own name as your brand. You can have a name for your internet marketing business, but you should focus your marketing on your individual brand.

When you write blog posts, guest posts, release videos, write eBooks, and distribute other content, you should use your own name, instead of your business name.

Start Writing Guest Blog Posts

Once you get good at writing blog posts for your own site, you should start writing guest posts. When people start recognizing your name across multiple websites, they’ll start seeing you as someone that knows their field.

When you visit popular news sites and blogs related to your industry, you should find out if they accept guest posts. This information will typically be found near the footer, the end of blog posts, or in the about or contact section.

Take Part in Interviews or Podcasts

Any time that you have the opportunity to share your opinion on a topic, you should volunteer. This includes interviews and podcasts. Both are great opportunities for getting your name out there and reaching a larger audience.

These two options may take a while to achieve. Before you can establish a name for yourself, you may not get very many invitations to be interviewed.

Become Active in Online Communities and Forums

A final method for becoming a trusted authority in your field is to become active in online communities and forums. In these forums, people regularly post questions and need help. If you monitor these forums and are quick to respond, you’ll become known for providing solid advice.

Combining these steps will help you become an authority in your industry. It will take hard work and commitment. But, the reward is great. You’ll be able to reach greater success if people turn to you for answers.

Use these suggestions to become a leader in your field. Once you implement these steps, check out a complete system for generating conversion-ready internet marketing leads. Click here to learn more about my done-for-you system.

Attention Frustrated Network Marketers

Are you a frustrated Network Marketer? Are you struggling with getting leads, signing up new reps and just notNetwork Marketer getting anywhere? Is your sponsor not available to provide you with help? Does your company offer training to show you the way?

If you are feeling this way and ready to quit, this blog is for you. Believe me many new Network Marketers have felt the very same emotions you are feeling. You see the scoreboard of new top level people moving up the ranks and you just don’t see how they are getting it done. You’ve worked hard and probably even have a passion for the products you are promoting and you still are stuck.

So let’s just think about this! You are working hard, doing everything they have told you to do. Holding home presentations, handing out flyers, talking to every person they see daily. Then Everyday you hear about so and so signed up X number of reps. Others are winning cars, trips, cash prizes, on and on. What’s up?

No need to keep beating yourself up about it. All network marketers have been there. Many have even failed in a number of companies, until they found the right formula and the way to market. Most network marketers just don’t know how to market or even have experience in sales. So don’t throw in the towel just yet.

If you are absolutely serious about creating true time and financial freedom for you and your family, the concept you are about to discover will be life-changing. Consider Branding YOU! Honestly, think about it, your hard work is selling products for a company and in return you earn a small commission. In time, if you are able to sign up 50, 75, 100 reps and they work hard you could climb to the top ranks. By building your own brand, YOU become a credible authority that people want to follow and in turn will buy from you. Learning the right way to market is key to being successful.

So how do you Brand yourself? The challenge will be to find a proven MARKETING METHOD out of the myriad of options available that makes the best sense for you – based on the time you have available, your skill level and budget. So consider building a business rather than a downline.

Selecting a Marketing Method can easily be done using a Marketing Platform System, where you have the option and tools to set up what strategy works best for you. Some of the strategies include a website, blog site, and social media outlets. So you are already thinking, I don’t know how to put all that together. I have little to none technical experience at all. No need to worry about that, there are tons of free training and webinars that walk you through step by step how to get started.

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Starting Your New Business

Deciding to start your own new business can sometimes feel like a roller-coaster; overwhelming and scary at times, Born to Winbut for the most part, exhilarating. I suggest buckling up, screaming when it’s appropriate, and throwing your hands in the air. It’s an exciting adventure! Here are a few more steps to help make your business start-up a successful experience.

Get Inspired

No matter if you are selling products or services, all businesses have one thing in common: they start from an idea. You may have dreamed of starting your own business for years, or inspiration may have hit you unexpectedly. Regardless of the source, the first step of starting your own business is coming up with a business idea. What will your Brand be? Yourself? I recommend Branding Yourself, with a Tagline that briefly describes your product, service or dedication to your customers.

Mindset for Your Success

Mindset is so important when first getting started in your new business. You may stumble and fail at some things along the way so with the proper mindset and positive thinking you will be able to go back to the drawing table and tweak a few things to experiment what works best. Failure at anything is learning how to do it right the next time. Here is an excellent resource that can help getting in the right mindset. https://gv964.isrefer.com/go/tpms/livesmart56/

Do Your Research

You’ve identified your big idea, now it’s time to balance it with a little reality. The research you conduct in your small business start-up process will help you figure out if your business idea has potential.

In order for a small business to be successful, it must solve a problem, fulfill a need or offer something the market wants. Some of the questions you should answer in your market research include:

  • Is there a need for your anticipated products/services?
  • Who needs it? Identify your target market.
  • Are there other companies offering similar products/services now?
  • What is the competition like?
  • How will your business fit into the market?

Make a Plan

In order to make your business idea a reality, you need a plan. If you intend to seek financial support from an investor or financial institution, a formal written business plan is a must. Even if you don’t plan to seek financial support, a business plan will help give you clarity about what you want to do and how you plan to do it.

Your business plan should outline business goals and the motivation behind them, as well as your plan for reaching your goals in terms of marketing and funding. In your business plan, you should think relatively long-term – what is your intent?

Plan Your Marketing Budget

Starting a small business doesn’t have to require a lot of money, but it will involve some initial investment. Determine how much to budget for training on how to market your business. This should be an annual budget to continue your training in the online and offline strategies. Here are some areas you may need training and links to the best training to ensure your success include:

You can also attempt to get your business off the ground by bootstrapping, using as little capital as necessary to start your business.

Pick and Register Your Business Name

The name of your business plays a big role in almost every aspect of your business, so pick a good one (no pressure!). Make sure you think of all the potential implications as you explore your options. I suggest thinking long and hard about your business name and making sure it makes sense phonetically.

Don’t forget to register your website domain name afterwards!

Consider Where you will Conduct Your Business

Setting up your place of business is important for the operation of your business, whether you will have a home office, a shared or private office space, or a retail location.

You will need to think about your location, equipment, and overall setup, and make sure your business location works for the type of business you will be doing.

Small businesses run most effectively when there are systems in place.

Completing these business start-up activities will help you cover all of the bases and make good decisions so you have success as a small business owner.

And finally…

Buckle up! Starting your own business is an exciting process and you’ve already made the first big step. Congrats!

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