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Writing Blogs

Are you struggling to find a writing voice with your blog? Writing a blog post is not difficult, what is difficult is giving your article post some legs,figuring out how the plot will end and finally cashing in on your fruits of labor  . My point is that writing creatively can be learned and if you want to understand it better, then you must find creative writing blogs to shadow someone you like,and dig deep behind the wizardly of writing blogs as  you study and learn.

The catalysts to the millionaire genius sales man who became a millionaire selling Pet rocks, Gary Ross Dahl,  will probably always be remembered for inventing the ‘Pet Rock’, a 1970s novelty toy craze. The creative brilliance of this salesman was essentially selling rocks for a living, and i can tell you that he managed to make millions through his “ridiculously successful marketing scheme.”

And here’s why…

Pet owners are emotionally charged and invested in their pets, Gary understood this very well, as a result he channeled his creative writing in tapping into that emotion.

Gary was no stranger to selling, he began his career as an advertising copywriter, Dahl quickly turned entrepreneur when his idea of selling rocks as pets took off. Stories will tell you that It all started one night in the mid-’70s, while having a drink at a local bar in Los Gatos, California.

You  can say what you want about the ridiculous idea Idea you have, Gary was solving a problem People around him were concerned and this particular concern was relating to pets, the dilemma in this  was all about how cost and difficult it was to feed, walk and clean up after pets.

If you’re reading this, chances are that you are on the look out for writing gigs that your business could use as hired guns for what ever job you have going, even better, you could be looking at getting hired to write for bloggers or business owners who just haven’t got time to write twice or three times a week.

Regardless of what sort of writing blogs you are looking for, you’ve probably noticed the huge amount of creative writing blogs out there today.
And unfortunately, many are pretty much basic, unappealing or poorly made.
However…

There are a select few blogs and websites that are smartly designed, well-maintained and loaded with useful content for any creative writer.
In this article today, my goal is to simply help you achieve one or two things if:
You have a small or medium business that could benefit from the huge free traffic source that is available online now and are looking at hiring someone who can help your business to grow organically through creative writing.

On the other hand, maybe you are looking at how you could apply the above mentioned strategies, to grow your blog readership, increase revenue and sales of products you promote through creative blogging.

So to start off, let me point out that, creative writing is a fancy way of saying that you are going to start a blog, but you have thought,researched and planned what you will be writing about inline with what you will be selling or promoting.

What I mean is:

You Have Done Your Niche Research

Picked Up Main Niche Keywords 

Done Keyword Research

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Mapped Content Pipeline

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If your goal is to market Yoga Marts, then your creative writing would have to fall inline with how you can go about elevating the value of Yoga in a creative way before you can offer or ask for a sale, this has to be done so that your consumers do not feel like they are being sold the yoga marts when the time to make the offer is right.

Why Bother With Creative Writing?

Selling is a complex process, it begins with having a relationship,and this can be achieved through email marketing. People just don’t like being sold, so if you are going to attempt writing blogs with a motive to sell, then you might as well do it right.

What Is A blog

A BLOG is a collection of strategic pieces of content, hosted on a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world.

A place to share your thoughts and your passions. Really, it’s anything you want it to be. For our purposes, we’ll say that a blog is your own website that you are going to strategically update on an ongoing basis, with an aim of achieving a set goal.

Some people start a blog to showcase their creative writing talents, others create a blog to promote a brand or product.

However you see it, creating a blogger can be powerful and fulfilling adventures you will ever do.
As a business owner myself, I know what starting a blog can do, I have used blogs as a tactical tool for building authority online as well as offline. But I have also used blogging as a link building tooL or to reach out to people who need help or support.

A Blog is a short form for the word weblog and the two words are used interchangeably.

What is Creative Writing?

Creating a blog for me is like planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, there is always an ulterior motive behind such journeys… So if you asked me what creative writing is, I would say the writing style focused on a goal behind the principle ulterior motive in setting up a blog in the first place.

When you look at a blog you will notice that it is usually made of a collection of posts…short, informal, sometimes controversial, and sometimes deeply personal…with the freshest information at the top.
You will also notice that these blog posts are creatively written and strategically positioned to either solve someone’s problems or offer an  insight into a broader subject matter.
So if you are wondering what creative writing is all about, the answer really depends on what goal you want your writing to achieve.

Are you starting a blog to creatively write and grow your personal brand? Or have you created a blog to help you with making money online from home so you don’t have to go work a 9-5 job.

What ever it is that got you started writing blogs, If you do it earnestly, you will surely get paid for doing what you love, or you will be rewarded with huge traffic to your business.

I know I want to earn money on the side using a blog but….

How Do Creative Writers Make Money

Terminology

As so often happens in the English language, many derivatives of the word blog have been created. This can get a bit messy for people who start a blog for the first time. So I thought why not do away with the mumbo jumbo jargon that come with the blogosphere!

If you happen to participate in the activities of maintaining a blog you will from now be known as a blogger and the activity of keeping a blog is known as blogging.

With that out of the way, we could say that the blogger blogs in his blog, but that might cause your English teacher to weep.

But rest assured that we are going to use these terms with an alarming frequency, so make sure you understand what they mean before you go on.

The word “Blog” which is a (noun) – Is a journal or diary that is on the Internet. It is a shortened word from “Weblog” If am just being a smarty-pants, then a blogger is an online data entry clerk right?

Blogger (noun) – a person who keeps a blog – Bloggers are revolutionizing the way news is shared.
Blog (verb) – to write a blog – I am going to blog before breakfast this morning.
Blogging (verb) – the act of writing a blog – Blogging is my way of sharing my passions with the world.
Originally blogs were known primarily as places for people to write about their day-to-day activities. Their mundane, everyday tasks became fodder for journal entries. Somehow these writers gained a following and the hobby of blogging was born. Today people write about far more interesting topics, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

Probably you are still wondering, as a blogger, how do I make money right?
I hate promoting theories that have no proof of concept, so I have put together 100 case studies of how to make money online using 100 different methods, each of these methods must first guarantee a minimum 10K Express income within 30 days from launch.
The best part of this 10K Express income guide within 30 days is that it is FREE.

Make money With E-book Publishing

I’m always surprised by the simplicity of e-book publishing, you might think it requires a law degree or something. But I have proven this concept in my case studies again and again that this isn’t the case.
I have personally published ebooks on a number of subjects including WordPress, Link building, Blog Monetization, Appliance Repair, Children’s Financial Education and very recently I have published 100 Business start up Case studies focusing $100 start up costs and making at least 10K every month within 30 days from start.
Ebook publishing has never been easier! Am having way more fun now than I’ve ever had before.
From Projects that failed to find a home with skeptics to new weird ones, they are all finding a lucrative spot in the marketplace.

None of my e-books may not have received starred reviews yet, national awards, been translated, been sold in the Smithsonian Museum stores, or being sold by mainstream kids bookstores. And that’s fine with me because after only two years in the e-book business, am wrecking in a sizable income.

Just to give you an Idea of what is possible…
let’s jump over to creative market.com and have a look!

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Powerfull Powerpoint Template for Multipurpose Presentation business or personal use. All elements are editable from a shape to colors and you do not need another software to edit it just need a power point, all presentation includes an animated slide and transitions.

500 Unique & Stunning Slides
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Here are the numbers…

This package does an average of 38 downloads every month and that translates to $1254.00.

Now am not sure if you have heard of this popular buzz word passive income? If you have been wondering what passive income was all about, this it! I did the work once, now am getting paid over and over perpetually!

Imagine if you had 10 listings like I do?

You see many folks mistakenly assume working from home and making a passive income means getting paid for doing nothing!

To the contrary, passive income is when you learn to front load by doing the work once, then getting paid perpetually over and over.

Here’s a list of downloadable items you can make and sell from today.

  •  Blog /Social Media Packs
  • Want a Pinterest feed that dreams are made of?

If you have a way with words then your blog posts is literary gold – full of million dollar advice and inspiration that is unmistakable. But it goes without saying that to get the recognition you deserve on Pinterest and Instagram you need imagery posts that pop! that’s where ladypreneur offers you these irresistibly pinnable blog header templates!

Of course, all of your AH-MAZING content takes time. I can tell you from experience, we know – the struggle is real. So to save others time she makes these offerings to jumpstart your creativity in record time with these professionally designed and oh-so-easy to use Adobe Photoshop templates, these gets you back to rocking at what you do best.

These templates have been created with busy people in mind, using tried and tested marketing, she is getting 19 downloads for this one package alone, and she has plenty other layouts that grab readers’ attention and drive traffic that converts like crazy in her store over at creative Market.

Do you want to Say goodbye to your 9-5 job and focus at what you do best?

Just Download the start up guide and say hello to life simplified, selling beautiful graphics that hook your buyers and keep them coming back for more.

Sounds complicated,  and possibly you are saying you are not a graphics designer right?  Well neither am I, but  if you really want to easily replace your monthly income, working for just a few hours from home then consider arbitrage.  Arbitrage allows you to hire competent graphic designer, who charge you once for the file, then you make money promoting your download for years to come.

By simply investing $100 in designing and packaging this product, you will go on to make $1254 over and over.

There’s plenty you can sell as downloads online. From high-resolution Photoshop templates, designed specifically for bloggers, to expense trackers, content posting schedule or get out of debt busting plans that help people in trouble to plan their expenses.

Sell Blog header templates optimized for maximum pinnability

Share-worthy social media templates for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are a huge hit with the growing number of bloggers.

Whether you want to sell Moodboard template for mapping out all of your beautiful ideas

Quote templates that get noticed and inspires action or
Product round up design that shows off your favorite products, you will be surprised at what is possible.

My question to you is What the heck are you waiting for?
If you think you will be anointed or approved to become an accepted e-book publish, you are wrong.

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Youtube Monetization-How To Make Money On Youtube

 Youtube Monetization

The arrival of You tube and WordPress online has cracked the gravy train that was out of reach for small business owners who couldn’t afford the radio and TV advertising budgets.

If you don’t know much about WordPress, then you will be happy to hear that it is one of the most advanced CMS software solutions the internet has seen in recent years.

What blows my mind is how easy it is to adapt WordPress to  do pretty much anything you want it to be, all without the need to hire a coder or learn coding to get it up and running.

And here’s a kicker…

WordPress is completely free to use and has generated billions of dollars in new business for companies that have figured out new and exciting ways to make it even do wonders for their business.

But don’t just take my word for it…

The Newyork Times

Probably one of the most revered publishing businesses available on the market today, the new york times website which covers everything from arts, politics to money, is entirely built on WordPress CMS.

Sony

The renowned gaming maker Sony who run PlayStation customer experience community where millions of gamers & fans meet directly, found their ideal platform of choice to deliver that experience to be WordPress.

CNN

The transatlantic and global publishing powerhouse CNN predominantly use WordPress to run their multi-blog websites ranging from news personalities to Political pundits, they are all on WordPress
I could go on and on about WordPress success stories but that is not the main reason why am writing this post today.
My Goal is to demonstrate to you that there is a huge potential in utilizing WordPress to Monetize Youtube traffic in a way that fits around your online activities.

In short, When you know what to do on youtube, WordPress makes making money on Youtube easy!

How To Make Money On Youtube?

There is a tonne of ways to earn money on Youtube, you just have to be open to ideas that you probably haven’t even thought of doing before.
Many people assume that the only Youtube monetization available is slapping Adsense on your youtube and hope for plenty of eye balls which then translate into a few cents and dollars.

Yes, I get paid AdSense for all my videos available on youtube, however, my biggest Youtube monetization is actually services and selling products.

1 Monetize Youtube with Travel Or Holiday Packages

If you are wondering how to monetize youtube with holidays or travel packages, here’s how I have been making a cool living selling holidays and travel packages all with Youtube traffic.

Ever heard of hunting holidays?

In case you didn’t know, game hunting is a huge niche market and when you know how to make Youtube work with WordPress you will be surprised with how monetizing youtube videos could really turn things around for you in as little as 30- 60 days.

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With almost 1.5 million subscribers and 2 million Youtube views, this Iraqi Veteran is a real magnet for dollars.

The above Video views and subscriber numbers may not mean much for many skeptics, and I get it! Knowing that Self-reported data may not be an ideal yard stick of measure to determine whether someone who spent time scoffing down hog hunting videos was an ideal customer for a hunting holiday in Texas.

But here’s my arguement..

Similarly to pet videos which have a bona fide psychological benefit for people who live far from therapy pet options or are allergic to animals, hog hunting videos are not that different as research data points out that we tend to remember emotional experiences more accurately than non-emotional experiences.

Armed with that information, coupled with a clear understanding of what all these cat videos are doing to us, am led to believe that People who watch hog hunting on Youtube are super fans of hunting holidays.

What Happens then?

The next step is to deploy our three step system which involves:

  1. TARGETING

  2. CULTIVATE

  3. CONVERT

The formula behind this system takes a bit of  hard work. But it’s not complicated. And it’s one of the fastest ways I’ve discovered to quickly monetize Youtube , grow your list and leverage monetisation Youtube offers freely.

If you want to get access to this strategy (including a real-life case study of Our popular 30 DAY Express 10K Technique in action), just click the download button below, enter your email address below and I’ll send it over.

So How Does Making Money On Youtube Really Work

In a nutshell, we use youtube videos for targeting, and driving traffic to our WordPress Funnel, but there is data science behind the whole process simply  because we understand too well that Youtube is only good for Video, it lacks data which we can really interpret into actionable pieces of content.

With that in mind, there is no FREE source of nicely diced data ready to consume than what Facebook provides.

To say the least, You tube and Facebook is a goldmine when put to good use…

What do Imean?

With Facebook, we are able to drill down our audiences to determine metrics that work in any niche.

We drill down into the best age to target for particular packages, budgets, and spending power. We are also able to tailor best times of the day to post, the best day of the week to post and what type of content is most popular. You can not do this on youtube alone.

And here’s why we do it…

We understand that the people we serve have no patience or time to waste, if they go on youtube, they are there for two reasons only:

1 They are looking for Information.
2 They are looking for Entertainment

And they want their needs to be met right there, right now. As a result, our messaging needs to be in tune with our user’s specific problems.

So we provide viable solutions and give them maximum bang for their buck in terms of information provided and personal appeal. In other words, we know that our fans don’t want to feel like they are being spoken at.
Instead, we make them feel like rock stars, they want to feel valued as an important part of a community.

Some may argue that there are too many moving parts in this Youtube monetization system using WordPress platform, but we also all know too well that no user is the same.

Aside from the very basics such as:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Socioeconomic background

and so on…….

Every person differs in their life experiences, interests, and preferences. Since this is the case, why as  marketers we should ignore the obvious and opt to continue using the same tired methodology to reach a diverse customer base?

For Many YouTubers, there are lots of excuses for not putting in a little effort in Youtube monetization systems that work : Little man power, not enough resources, and of course—time constraints. But, with today’s technology, customization, segmentation and individualized targeting can be done efficiently without utilizing too many resources.

But I beg to differ…

I have found data on Facebook that is readily available for use in which case this data would have required a team of 30 staffers collecting surveys and analyzing it for months before it is used.

I guess what am trying to say is there has never been a better time to use Facebook as a research tool for your business than now.

In case you don’t understand why we have to do this, CRO is a technique that should be in every digital marketer’s arsenal.

Otherwise, it would be short sighted to drive huge volumes of traffic to your site if you haven’t got an eye on whether they’re converting or not. So if you do not know yet, Youtube opens a floodgate of traffic to pretty much anything if you know what you are doing.

There are good reasons for making sure that you’re optimizing your content for all the different types of users that visit your site, many of whom will have different aims and intentions for their visit. Especially when you are bridging platforms like Youtube traffic crossing over into a WordPress based funnel.

This why we employ almighty Facebook to make sense of User personas to offer us a means of identifying these user groups and presenting them with pieces of content, then when they are consuming this content our business internal systems begin to aggregate its own data, marrying this with the two other raw data sets from Youtube and facebook to render it in an accessible format that can be shared throughout our business.

I know sounds complicated but it’s really easy as most of these processes are automated.
It means you only have to set it once and forget.

In addition to WordPress making a ton of money for businesses around the world, it’s also helped fuel a whole new industry of bloggers who have gone on to some pretty amazing things. In short, WordPress is a gift from the gods — even when it’s installed and running right out of the box.

However, there are still always going to be some room for improvements to make your site and content run even better, while also providing a higher level of user engagement in the process.

To help with this process, download some of the best-recommended tools, tricks, and resources to make your Youtube monetization with WordPress site even better.

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How To Build An Online Store -Wix Ecommerce vs Shopify

Wix eCommerce and Shopify comparison almost sounds absurd, but eyes can be deceiving. Wix ecommerce is probably one of the hidden gems of e-commerce in the rise and dominance of Shopify.

Between you and me, If I was asked which platform I would go for if I was building an e-commerce store- Believe it or not Shopify would have been my choice.

However having been bombarded with Wix eCommerce store questions from our friends and website visitors who are looking into starting a website so I decided to take a pause and ask why Wix eCommerce store is such an attractive option compared to many options out there!

I Figured out, there must be a reason why Wix is getting so much traction in the eCommerce space today.

Are you wondering, How you too could build an online store?

Learning how to build an online store from scratch can be a daunting task. We know how it feels as we were once in your shoes just a few short years ago.

We wanted to build an online store to kick start a side business with the dream of growing it into a full-time income.

But when it came down to actually getting the ball rolling, we had absolutely no clue where to get started!

Now I must admit..

I have no appetite for learning new skills every time i have to use technology to earn money online. And I would like to think that you too are pretty much the same?

But here is the good news..

With Wix website builder, I feel confident anyone who can use Microsoft word, would string together an ecommerce site using Wix’s WYSIWYG site builder.

You probably have also been tempted to hire a professional web designer to help you build your web store. The reality is they can be expensive even if you had all the money to spend, pouring your sweat and soul into building your own Wix eCommerce store is the most fulfilling adventure you could possibly take.

Fear of failure can be self-deprecating in a way, wondering and feeling overwhelmed and pretty much paralyzed from all the jargon technology throws at us. This can hinder newbies from moving forward and taking decisive actions:

  • Should we use PayPal?
  • What other options are there?
  • How should we price our products?
  • What should our color scheme be for our brand?
  • What about the logo?
  • Which domain name should we get?
  • Where do we get customers? How do we use advertisements?
  • Do we need to hire a coder/designer to help us?
  • How to build an online store from scratch?
  • What is the best way to design my product pages?

Questions like these can send your head into a downward spiral.
            Luckily for you….,

with Wix, building an eCommerce store is pretty much easy.

This article is about debunking the myths behind the shiny object syndrome when building your eCommerce store

The Selling point or I should say Claims will tell you that Shopify is an all-in-one commercial system, where you pay a monthly fee to use the company’s web design, ecommerce and product management tools. It’s all packaged into one product, so you can simply choose a template, upload your products and start selling online. What they won’t tell you is that with a few add-ons your monthly store billing could jump from the initial $29.99 to almost $129 on average. And here’s why…

Shopify has a growing community of e-commerce developers who are constantly developing apps daily, and these apps are sold and promoted via Shopify marketplace.

Is that a bad thing to have a growing community of developers? Absolutely not. The trouble for me is when do the charges stop?

Pretty much every additional functionality you want they will add up to costs, with a start up e-commerce store, where your goal is to run on the lowest overheads possible, Shopify is not a better match.

Wix eCommerce, on the other hand, works differently in that it’s a plug and play that works magic with little efforts and at minimal and predictable costs.

Once you install your Wix template, all you need is a few tweaks to your e-commerce website.

It’s a wonderful website builder that gives you control in design as well as overheads from the time you set up your Wix ecommerce, to when you start fiddling with product and inventory management tools which easy to use.

Back in the day, setting up an ecommerce store took a lot of man hours as well as a lot of technical know-how.

Today, however, the landscape has completely changed with the coming in of drag and drop site builders like Wix ecommerce.

Frankly speaking, setting up an online store only takes a few minutes in between making children’s dinner and school runs if you are a parent like me.

With a few mouse clicks and a little typing, Wix site builder lets you set up your own store on the web.
Having said that, If you want to learn along how to set up or I should say how to build a Wix ecommerce store, then you will need a Wix FREE account Just sign up for their free web site and follow along our tutorial

Step One – Sign Up For Wix Account

Navigate to Wix website, and click on the Get Started button. You will need to keep your good email handy as Wix will send you all login details to this email, so make sure it is a good email.

Fill in your desired email address, password and store name.

Step Two – Customize the Look of Your Site

Customizing your website look is where the magic happens, here you can pick anything from blog layout to store sales funnels its all here…

 

Step Three – Add Products To Your Store

Adding store products is pretty much standard, with so many image layout options, you are in control of how you want your product to look like in you store.

 

Step Four- Setup Your Domain

Wix will let you use their subdomain name if you want to keep it that way, however it is always best practice to maintain professionalism when it comes to running an ecommerce store. And having your Wix store setup on it’s own domain accomplishes that with minimal efforts.
If you have no domain name registered, wix will registered it for you. This is the best option as it does not involve a whole lot of steps outside of wix.

However, if you already have a domain registered already, Wix will let you use that domain and have it connected to your Wix e-commerce store. There are a few steps to go through so that everything is properly connected.

 

The most common features will include:

  • Uploading logos
  • Uploading slides to a homepage carousel
  • Adding related item functionality to product pages
  • Choosing how many items appear on each line of the collection pages
  • Customizing and Picking Ideal Brand color schemes
  • Tweaking Fonts and a wide variety choice at your disposal.

Because Wix Template themes are built on top of a WYSIWYG, this will allow you to easily re position elements on pages such as showing product images on the left, right or center of the page.

You can also choose whether you want to display social links to encourage your customers to like/tweet/pin using social media buttons.

Step Five – Test And Launch Your Ecommerce Store

As a general rule of thumb, before your site can go live make sure to add a few more details about your company and how you plan to make deliveries and pay tax if you intend to charge and collect.

Many folks get this part all wrong, testing and testing won’t hurt but Makes sure that all your business information is filled out on the required pages.
It also in the interest of your business to make sure t Google Analytics is installed on your Wix site. This can prove to be an invaluable source for tracking your store’s visitors

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Wix vs Squarespace

Wix vs Squarespace

Imagine if you could frame and shape the flow of your story board, life events even destiny!

Well, consider yourself very lucky…

…because today I’m going to pull back the curtain and share some of absolute BEST newbie friendly features Wix offer over WordPress or Weebly and Squarespace.

“The first time I used Wix site builder I got hooked, barely a year later, my business partner introduced me to Foursquare site builder, and currently ran 2 of my e-commerce and blog sites on both Wix and Squarespace.”

Needless to say, I am a huge fan of  WordPress but..

I was intrigued with what Wix and Squarespace has to offer.

So I took a plunge for discovery and test the abilities of Wix vs Squarespace. Little did I know that there could also be even more SEO benefits for starting a website using Wix site builder.

For many individuals starting a website, the intuitive workflow that is built into the process of creating your own Wix site is a huge attraction.

Do You Want To Display Images In Style?

Turns out Wix’s terrific visuals makes an ideal platform to build family image blog website as it’s more beautiful. With image galleries, you can display a variety of visuals and enrich your website’s look and feel.

What If I Want My Own Domain?

The beauty of Wix site builder is the flexibility for newbies and those looking to first try out without spending any money. But if you want to take things up the notch then a custom domain will be a perfect start.
A customized domain name allows you to make your site look more professional by enhancing your website’s reliability in the eyes of visitors and makes it clear that you are a professional.

In addition, having a customized domain name greatly improves your site’s SEO and helps you rank higher in search engine results. There are two methods to get a customized domain name for your Wix site.

How does It Work With Wix vs Squarespace?

You can purchase a domain name directly from Wix, but if you already have a domain name from another registrar company, you can easily connect it to your Wix site as well.

How Can I Get Started With Wix or Squarespace

You will need a FREE wix account which you can create by clicking here.

Like I said building your very own business website with WIX is absolutely free and relatively straightforward. But I also understand that for some of Wix users may be unfamiliar with the process.

You might not understand how many different options are available for you to use on the platform. Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use WIX to build your very own business website.

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List Building – Are You Buying Email List Or Solo Ads?

Did You Just Buy Email List From Solo Ads?

List building for email marketing is not an option for any business, and if you do not do it right or maybe you are doing it ineffectively, you stand the risk to  miss out on meeting your target numbers.

If you find yourself dreading the process of building an email list, you are not alone. In fact many business owners have for sometime relayed on buying email list also known as Solo Ads, which they then hammer with offers of products and services from their company.

Listen..

list buildingThere is a good reason why list building has always worked for  years in building long term customer relationships. With Solo Ads there is no element of relationship building. As a result, many offers you put in front of your customers through a solo ad campaign is guaranteed to get rejected.

This article is ideal for list building beginners who have been doing list building all wrong and get hammered day in and day out with no results to show for.

Maybe you are an experienced online business marketer who gets somethings right in email list building but still get meagre results.

Even those of you who think you know everything you need to get list building off to a good start, yet face a bit of challenges due to the shifting trends and ways of making email list building work.

Here’s What  you will Learn When You Download My FREE email list building Guide  Plus FREE Email List Building Video Tutorial Guides.

  1.  The number one mistake Email List Building you can make that triggers a fright mechanism in your prospects     ending up in failed campaigns.
  2. Learn Why Solo ads will surely kill your business, as email list building may not really be the numbers game as you were led to believe.
  3. The three part Email list building rock-solid strategy that has helped us generate from 50 to 1000 leads everyday.
  4. Why great email list builders like Mike Dillard, Alex Becker and Russel Branson rarely feel the shortage of subscribers, sting of shifting ground in email list building strategies.

Now lets talk about the school boy errors you are making when  building your email list. The worst thing you can do for starters is to assume that when you buy email list then that solo ad will turn out to be the perfect customer avatar for you!

This approach to email list building is flawed from get go. and here is why?

When a subscriber joins an email list, he/she is exchanging that email for value, If the expectation is met even better it has been exceeded! That’s when you have a customer who can trust you with their decision making when shopping for solutions in that particular area of expertise. This can be achieved through value stacking in what is commonly known as email indoctrination series campaign.

WTF Is Email Indoctrination?

An opportunity a customer gives you to give it a shot at capturing their attention which eventually leads on to become a buying customer. If you are looking to capture the attention of your audience then there is no better way to do it than crafting a series of compailing reasons why you are the one to offer the solution they are looking for online.

That series of introductory emails, where you layout what you can do for your potential client, introduce your product, your mission and of-course your company ethos… that’s what is called an email Indoctrination campaign.

Email Series #1: The Indoctrination Campaign

This first email is sent after a potential customer opts into your email list. Obviously, this person has some sort of interest in your brand—although this is likely a delicate interest, easily broken by spammy emails or a negative first, second, or third impression.

This email is your chance to tell the reader about yourself and gain their trust. In this first email, we discuss:

  • Who you are
  • What your position is
  • About the brand
  • How the brand started

What you care about (do you have kids? What are your hobbies? What moves you?)
Where you’re from (is your business located in your hometown? Did you move there because you love the people or the scenery?)

Set The Center Stage

By Breaking Down What your reader can expect from you

This is where you get pretty personal. The more human you make yourself, the more your reader trusts you and feels a connection to your brand.

Email Series #2: The Engagement Campaign

This series is more of a pursuit—although the reader is still getting to know you.

Think of the engagement email campaign as a follow up to a lead magnet opt-in. So, whether your lead magnet is a free eBook download, coupon for your product, or DIY checklist—the engagement email series is sent post-download to make sure your prospective customer knows:

  • He or she made an awesome decision by receiving your lead magnet
  • Why the lead magnet will directly benefit him or her
  • Using your other products or services will continue to provide benefits
  • You are trustworthy
  • Your job throughout this email series is to ensure the reader he or she made a great choice by opting into your lead magnet and to offer the next step.

And Here’s How We Make It Happen

We craft a segmented email series that makes it super easy to effectively reach out to prospective customers affirming our position as experts who can be trusted on the subject matter, right before an offer is made.

The trouble with Solo Ads as your digital marketing partners, you can’t do list segmentation, let alone indoctrination, especially when the pay for the Solo ads supplier depends on him delivering clicks. You simply can’t leave a solo provider do this on their own and expect results.

In order to create successful email campaigns, our content writing team works with list janitors who clean our list and segment them appropriately according to customers needs, using some information tagging and other details from email list subscribers. The more you’re willing to put in the efforts in cleaning up your email list, the more effective the email series will be it’s that simple.

Listen Next week, I’ll share the general requirements and information you will need to create a truly engaging engagement and indoctrination campaign. Just make sure to subscribe so you do not miss out on that.

In these series of guides and video tutorials am breaking down this system I’ve Successfully been using for a few months now.

A simple marketing strategy that’s building my audience and email list and has  been working really well lately…
To say the least..am pleased with the result and this Case Study here shows, how over 1,000 new email subscribers daily are brought in – worry free – every single DAY since we started using this approach.

You’ve probably noticed that all of the most successful experts and companies in your industry have built huge social media audiences and email lists.

Here’s why:

Basically, it turns out, this group of people becomes your, “virtual distribution channel”.
Once you’ve built up an audience of people who know you, like you and trust you, selling your products and services is as simple as sending an email.
It’s the most reliable and predictable way to create a long term, sustainable business 🙂

So how do YOU do it?

How can you build a large audience and email list – QUICKLY – while minimizing risk?

Well, the formula is really simple, and it only involves three simple steps

1 – Target
2 – Cultivate
3 – Convert

I’d be happy to give you an over the shoulder walk through and show you exactly what we’re doing after learning this system from a respected mentor who’s amassed Over 40,900 new subscribers joining his email list using this strategy in the past 30 days, so I thought not everyone can afford high-end ticket mentoring programs.
This is why I thought of putting together an online FREE training session to walk you through it in full detail.

You can click the link below to register today: ==>Get Started Here<==

You’ll discover WHY building an email list is the single most valuable asset that you will ever own…
How it works in synergy with your social media marketing efforts so you can have complete security in your business.

But… You will need a few tools first.

01 Email service providers

I personally use AWEBER but feel free to use Mail chimp or Get response. When it comes to Mailchimp vs Aweber comparison, which are two of the best-known e-marketing solutions currently available, it is all about choosing which one is the best fit for your business.

If you are a newbie, chances are that you are wondering what is an autoresponder let alone Aweber or Mailchimp?

What do Aweber and Mailchimp actually do?

Aweber and Mailchimp are tools that allow you to:

When building an email list, you will need a database where you can import and host a mailing list and captured data onto it using sign-up forms

These auto responders also lets you create e-newsletters (both HTML and plain text) which can be sent to your subscribers.
And the best part of Aweber or Mailchimp is that you can automate your emails to subscribers via the use of ‘autoresponders’ which I will explain well in the next chapter.
Aweber or Mailchimp will also review statistics related to your email marketing campaigns – open rate, click through, forwards etc, which gives you an insight into how your subscribers are interacting with your content.

What are autoresponders?

An autoresponders is the magic wand behind the scenes of automated content delivery in an e-newsletters format that is sent to your subscribers mailing list at pre-defined intervals

For example, in my business I have a welcome email, this email is set out to go to every subscriber 10 seconds from the time they optin into any of my business email list. This particular email is of great importance to my business as it sets out the whole centre stage for what is to come next. This is why my choice for aweber as my autoresponder of choice is undoubtedly of consequence. These essential emails  can be set up so that straight after somebody signs up to your list, they receive a welcome or ‘onboarding’ message from your business; a week later they could receive a promo code for specific products; two weeks later they could receive an encouragement to follow you on social media. And so on!

There is no second chance to first time impressions so choose your Autoresponder here carefully.

The idea behind autoresponders is that much of your email marketing gets automated – it’s a sort of ‘set and forget’ scenario that saves you the bother sending out e-newsletters manually (although you can still of course do this as and when required). Regardless of whether you plump for Aweber or Mailchimp, it’s well worth investing some time in understanding autoresponders and using them effectively. Am saying this in good faith that you will realize the importance of their role and what sort of  implications can autoresponders deal at your business if you get it wrong.

We’ll dig into autoresponder features a bit more comprehensively as we go along. But before we do that, let’s take a look at additional reading that you might want to pay attention to and what we will be covering in the days to come.

  1. How Creating Content upgrades Helps In List Building
  2. Strategies For Capturing emails
  3. Rapid list building
  4. Tripwire- Here’s How Using give aways or Freebies Help Grow Your List 
  5. Using webinars
  6. Using free courses
  7. Using social media- How To Leverage Social Communities For List Building
  8. Sending emails- When , What, And How to cultivate a reciprocal relationship with your Email List 

To close this article, let me point out that the Ugly Truth About Buying Email Lists still remains that you are the one to lose. With simple steps you could easily build yourself a robust and engaged email list of subscribers who are buzzing and willing to do business with your brand.

Sometimes opportunities can be consequential, your actions for seeking to acquire a solo ad campaign could possibly be  well-intentioned, Maybe you just want your business to grow, and if you think encountering  someone offering  an inexpensive “shortcut” to building an email list is your answer, then you are completely off your mabbles.

Solo ad campaigns sounds like an awesome quick fix , however, buying email lists has never been an effective way to grow your email list. As a business, you want engaged readers that will find your emails valuable. The people on the for-sale lists did not agree to receive your emails, so the email addresses are not quality.

Additionally, sending unsolicited emails is against the CAN-SPAM act. According to the CAN-SPAM Act, a U.S. law that regulates commercial emails, you cannot sell or transfer email addresses, even in the form of a mailing list.  Sending emails to people who didn’t ask for them is spam, and will make the readers will lose trust in your company.

A better way to grow your email list is through confirmed opt-in, which ensures that the people you are sending emails to want your emails. This also means you will get less unsubscribes. To learn about more effective ways to grow your list make sure to download your guide and subscribe to receive  our weekly list building tutorials by email. If you have any questions relating to list building tactics, our Facebook Private group will be a great resource for you.

Buy email list -Did you find this article helpful? If you enjoyed what we shared and think that your friends and family can benefit, make sure to click share…

 

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Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II -How Does It Stack Up A s A You tube Camera For Vloggers

Does Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II Stack Up A s A You tube Camera For Vloggers

Are you on the lookout for the best You tube Camera most pro Vloggers Use ? There are so many cheap vlogging cameras with flip screen, but Canon powershot G7 X Mark II has a reputation and it’s fair to say that it has unrivaled competitors when it comes to You tube camera in the video blog start up toolkit.

Technically the G7 X II offers what Canon calls ‘Dual Sensing IS’, which uses data from the image sensor (in addition to gyro-scoping sensors) to reduce blur caused by camera shake. The company claims that this system is more effective than on the G7 X, with the ability to reduce shake by four stops. There’s also a new panning IS mode that will adjust the shutter speed to ensure that your subject is ‘frozen.’ But my focus in this review really is on the video features as this is probably what most of my readers would want to know first.

Canon G7 is fantastic compared to most You tube camera I have seen within this price range.  The quality speaks for itself. It is an incredible little camera. What I absolutely love about it is that I can flip up the screen and hold the camera in my hand before walking around and start  filming. A real saver in comparison to a lot of vlogging cameras you tubers usecanon vlogging camera

It auto focuses silently (something my DSLR can’t do) and is as light as a phone in hand making it really easy to vlog with. Did I mention the quality? It captures 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format. While it doesn’t have space for an external mic (that I could find anyway) it still records in stereo sound and I was incredibly impressed with it.

I know that lack of mic input might be a sticking point for some of You tube camera users, It is fair enough to point out that external sound recorders are best for better video content experience.

Some specs for Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II If you are a tech heads hell bent on the numbers:

20.20 Megapixel Resolution
4.20x zoom Lens
Shutter speeds: 1/2000 – 15 seconds
Weighs roughly 300 grams (yes, grams) and the battery is included
Sensor size: 13.2mm x 8.8mm

vlogging tools – Do You Really Need To Own The Best Vlogging Camera To Become A Vlogger?

If you see  yourself as the up and coming YouTube star, or just want to share your experiences with friends and family, there are lots of considerations to make regarding the need for good vlogging camera that you are going to need.

Obviously mobile phones are significantly becoming the cheap vlogging camera option for many vloggers, as a starting point you could become a vlogger with an iPhone.

Some people would say comparing Sony vlogging camera is unproductive, but I got to tell you that some times the package isn’t everything. Smart phones are not just a source of cheap vlogging camera but if you desire the expert look of the heavyweights, you will certainly need an appropriate video camera, and also selecting the excellent one is the primary step.

Vlogging camera with a flip screen are a vlogger’s best freind, and there is a real valid reason for many video blog owners to favor such cameras for vlogging.

Good cameras  for vlogging can be challenging to narrow down, there is just so many option available on the market and within affordable price ranges. Take canon vlogging camera with flip screen for example, it’s probably the most sort after vlogging tools money can buy!

It’s worth thinking about where you’ll be filming – at home or out and about? You might need image stabilisation, wind reduction or waterproofing if you’re taking on the great outdoors in your vlogs. Would you prefer a flip-up screen to check the shot? Not all cameras give you the option to see the screen when in selfie mode. Other features to consider are built-in wifi, 4K recording, battery life and weight.

Vlogging, or video blogging, is the act of taking an audience through a story – often just a normal day – in a video. It’s been dubbed the new reality TV, with vlogging’s biggest stars racking up giant followings on YouTube and raking in impressive wages through ad revenue.

You tube Ad revenue is probably one of the easiest way to earn money online for most of the growing vlogging community today, the trouble for me with this business strategies is that it is flawed from the get go.

And here is why,

Google or You tube is well known for tweaking of changing algorithms, and when that changes it will obviously hit at the core of your business if it is built around Ad revenue. Best way to make sure that you make use of You tube is to understand how others who have built lasting brands off You tube have done it. And it boils down to how you build your business foundation.

a – Build A List

b – Build A Relationship

c – Launch/ Service

In other ways we Target ==> Cultivate ==> Convert ==>

You tube is about community building, what stacks value for conversion is your marketable skill sets that you have to exchange for dollars with your community members.

Vlogging cameras come in many shapes and forms, so if you are wondering  on how to pick the best vlogging camera on the market, we’ve tested a range of options to suit multiple budgets.

Vlogging camera with flip screen are the most sort after for vloggers, but it does not mean that if you come across a Sony vlogging camera that is priced competitively then you should forgo that one for the sake of picking what other think is a good cameras for vlogging.

so here’s our verdict on the best Vlogging cameras to kick-start your vlogging career.

Panasonic LX10

Best Vlogging Camera With Flip Screen

Best Vlogging Camera With Flip Screen


Panasonic LX 10 is a compact yet very versatile vlogging camera ideal for solo vloggers as it has a flip screen where you are able to see what you are doing when shooting your video.

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II

Canon camera with flip screen are the most sort after for vloggers and there is a good reason to this trend, canon powershot G7 Mark II has earned a reputation on the market for ease of use and high quality pictures for it’s price. This litlle beast can hold it’s ground both inside and outdoor shooting.

Unlike the Panasonic which is capable of 4K resolution, canon does 1080p and the battery like can do up to 265 shots. The downside is that it has no Mic port Read More ==> icon-hand-o-right 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ 300

Probably the best You tube video camera kit for beginners as it offers the best features of both worlds. The vlogging camera flip feature makes suited to lone video shoots.

Samsung NX MINI

Vlog – What Is A Vlog And How To Become A Vlogger?

What Is a Vlog?

So you’ve heard the term “Vlog” and you want to know what Vlogs are all about. Well you’ve come to the right place. In this series of articles we will take you from wondering what a Vlog is to having all the knowledge you need to start your very own Vlog and go on to leverage that Vlog into a real business that makes you money.

Over the years I have used Youtube as a platform of choice for sharing  thoughts,challenges and even breakthrough in my line of work, literally with hundreds or thousands of readers to promote myself, business or a cause and the best part is Iam even earning a full time living from  my Vlog.

A Vlog also known as video blog is the chronological video publishing of content where video itself is the main center piece of content thereby creating  rich multi media that google search engines loves. More and more people are turning to video content now than ever. This trend for multimedia content has propelled what was seen as a small segmented form of blogging into a multi billion dollar industry.

While there are a section of Vloggers who have been vlogging for years, the latest explosion of Vlogs in recent years has a number of factors which includes the rising of super-rich kids who are making money online through Video blogging.

Why Start A Vlog

If money is your main motivator in starting a Vlog, maybe Vlogging isn’t the best choice for you. However if your goal is to leverage You tube Channel to build a brand or simply you just want to do it to gain experience and for the enjoyment of vlogging then you are in a good place.

I see this pretty much every day,some people jump at setting up a You tube channel with no plan or strategy on how their vlog will evolve into a business that makes money. Eventually after a few tries on video vlog postings they realize that making money on You tube is not easy.

As a vlogger, making money doesn’t really happen on You tube. There is a recipe for this sh***t guys! And yet many people who dream of becoming a vlogger keep making the same mistakes. So how about we take the curtain down and show you how some of the smartest marketers are using their You tube channels couppled with their vlogger status to crush it on the market.

Whether intend to build an ecom store on shopify, write a book and get published or run your business as a service, You tube is the perfect platform to help you build your brand.

If I had to give vlogging tips to beginners today, I would say not to get caught up or swamped in the competition that’s so prevalent on You tube. The Internet of things can be a noisy place sometimes, especially when every one is gagging for attention. It’s hard to get heard! With over a billion people thronging on You tube, you better have a btter trick up your sleeves to stamp your authority at anything.

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How Can I Use a Vlog To Build A Brand Or Business?

With an impressive three billion daily views, You tube is not your average platform. This video-sharing platform stakes its claim as the world’s second-largest search engine (behind Google) and is considered the third most-visited website in the world. If you thought that  YouTube is only for funny cats video fans then think again!

As an internet marketer myself, I know the potential that You tube has for an average vlogger.  There’s an absolutely incredible potential with YouTube for every business or individuals who are on the look out for better ways to leverage online assets to drive their business interest, but you only need to understand that there is a process of setting up a successful vlog  into brand recognition.

In his recent post, Gary Vynerchuk said ” if you don’t have a video marketing strategy for the biggest video platforms, you are going to lose.

Being a business owner , I understand that the single most important strategy in content marketing today is video. For many of you reading this article you probably think that this is an overstatement, but if I could choose which horse to bet on today on this subject of using You tube to grow your brand, Gary Vynerchuk would be my guy!

And here is why?

For those of you who are new to vlogging, you probably know Gary Vynerchuk as the internet Marketing Genius, but frankly speaking, Gary Vynerchuk got his break through a vlog about wine he created on You tube.

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Whether it’s video on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Youtube, the content you need to be thinking about creating and marketing on social for your business is video. That is where things are standing now.

No matter what you’re selling, no matter what your company does, if you don’t have a video marketing strategy for the biggest video platforms, you are going to lose. And in case you haven’t noticed, the platforms of distribution for video content online have shifted drastically over the last few months. Facebook is getting more daily minutes watched than YouTube, Snapchat’s daily views are now in the billions, and video on Twitter has taken listening and one to one branding to a whole new level.

Clever marketers know way before stepping into limelight on You tube that building brand awareness and creating “celebrity status” are inevitable with the correct strategy, but translating You tube views into real hard cash is not everyone’s cup of tea.

So you need the sort of expertise that can help you achieve exactly that. At the end of the day, if you are contemplating of getting your feet wet on You tube then you should understand that there is no “video bank” that you can trade in your views for dollars.

Instead, you need to strategically leverage your videos to perform one very specific function: drive traffic to your website.

How to Become a Vlogger and Start Vlogging On Youtube

Becoming a vlogger will require a vlogging camera and other tools for you to quickly get setup for a successful vlog on You tube. But as mentioned before, if you want your vlog to become your full time income earner, you gonna have to do more than just acquiring the best vlogging camera.

It is very easy to get things wrong with vlogging on You tube and this is simply because majority of You tube vloggers tend to be casual about covering the basics of a traditional business that is built at the back of diligent market  research and mapping out of  their You tube money making train.

While in the naked eye of a lay man, a vlogger camera may look like the only thing you need, it is fair enough to point out that a great deal of video blog owners failed making money on You tube due to lack of insight in ways of making money on You tube.

How To Start A Blog – A Beginners Guide to Successful WordPress Blogging In 90 days

How To Start A Blog

A Beginner’s Guide To Successful WordPress Blogging In 90 Days

Most people who start a blog or website in 2017 and beyond, will most likely use a CMS (AKA -content management system ) to start their website.

What is A Content Management System or CMS?

Popular and well-known content management systems (CMS or website platforms) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento are free.

To simply put your mind at ease, any of the above cms( content management system or website building platform) are all free and extremely customizable. One more thing I love about CMS is the fact that they run on an intuitive application layer which is user-friendly  and an almost instant, out of the box newbie friendly platform for starting a blog or building websites and managing your website content.

Back in the day, changing and tweaking a website required hundreds of man hours, with a cms system, all you need is 10 to 30 minutes to build and launch your website running  on a content management system instead of using a bunch of loose HTML, CSS and PHP pages.

If you are a company, looking to setup a business portfolio, or an Individual, looking to start a website or blog, CMS is a good choice for you as it can pretty much be adapted to cater for many different types of websites, whetther you are an organizations or an individuals.

What Will You Need To Start a blog?

  1. Decide on Which CMS To Start A Website or Blog

  2. Get a Domain Name and Host

  3. Installing WordPress

Is blogging completely FREE?’

The short answer is “Yes.” You can even create a blog free if you want to.

BUT there are a couple of things you should pay for.

A domain name (www.YourBlogAddress.com) will cost around $10/year (but you can get it free—more about that later).

Web hosting is usually around $4-$15/month or more (although, the host I use and recommend is a bit under $3/mo). Many bloggers will tell you that starting a blog In a nutshell, should cost you less than what you spend without even thinking when buying  a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Bottom line: If you are seriously considering of starting a blog,then be aware of the initial start up costs which  you’ll need to spend.It’s just a few dollars to get a domain name and web hosting. We’ll go through these in detail in the following  STEPS to make sure you are covered.

Ask anyone who runs a profitable blog, the recipe is pretty much the same. Some Gurus will say profiting from blogs is just a matter of grabbing the attention of an audience and not doing any actual salesmen selling. This is utter nonsense! No body buys unless someone takes the step and attempts to make a sale. No matter what you think or which class of society you belong to, chances are that you have been sold once or twice before.Setting up a Blog as a way of making money can be a very rewarding experience and very profitable if you know how to align tools and resources needed to take you to your end goals. But you need to know which blogging toolkit is Ideal for the sort of results you want to achieve, at the same time  you need the know-how to use those tools correctly so you can yield the results .

If you have ever made a decision on anything, you have been sold. Selling is not only when money exchange hands, People sell Ideas and beliefs. Your children are the best sales people there is…and if you still haven’t figured it out that you are being sold… you are in to deep trouble.

Being sold to makes us vulnerable, And this is exactly what we as human beings do not like. what we don’t like is not  the feeling of being sold, it’s the feeling of vulnerability that makes us question everything and it makes sense to me.

Why I do not like being sold to, Is just the fact that I feel like am not in control of my own spending. It feels like a sheep going to a slaughter house knowing exactly what will happen and yet feels powerless to do anything…
Any salesman who knows what they are doing will steer away from anything that triggers customer’s fright mechanism.

Ever wondered why some women love to pull up a strap on (sex toy) and f…ck the sh…t out of their boy friend?

Regardless of how you think you feel about your other half, sex makes us even more vulnerable, and if you can find your way to the top… It feels great! Makes you feel adrenaline flow through the veins.

Fear on the other hand, is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types or form. Instinctively human beings are conditioned to react to threats. This primitive mechanism helps us to survive by either running away or fighting the danger.

Your mind is always on the lookout for triggers and when it perceives one, it will immediately activate the sympathetic nervous systems; which controls the flight, fight, freeze, fright, and faint response.
Knowing this information as a blogger will be helpful in a long term. Way back before I created a blog, I took a personal reflection, putting myself in the customer’s shoes. Then I realized that as a customer, my perception is my reality. So if anyone wanted to sell anything to me, all they needed to do was see things through my eyes.

As a matter of fact, this is a well-known phrase in customer service circles and it boils down to this: the customer might not actually be right, but they think or feel they are. If you want to create a blog that is profitable, you must take this reality into account when dealing with what ever challenges they face.

People go online for two simple reason’s only. So if you are looking at ways of how to create a blog that earns money over time then you must understand the reason why your customer avatar is online, then mark an escape route for that customer inside that escape route is where you address the needs and concern they have. In sales or internet marketing they call this a sales funnel.

What Are Your Fans On Facebook Looking for?

Are they:

1 – Looking For Information? or
2 – Looking For Entertainment ?

Google,You tube and Pinterest are people’s trusted confidant today, before telling anyone that they had unprotected sex, teenagers turn to google looking for solution. And if google spits out go get morning after pills. That is what they will go and do….

In my community over on Facebook, I tell my colleagues or student bloggers that Identifying the Customers’ Emotional and Practical Needs is the first step to making money with a blog. For example, Data Race- one of Gradec Media’s web hosting companies offer affordable web hosting packages to Small and medium enterprise. Our Ideal customers are those looking into getting started with as little as $49.00/PER YEAR

What does that customer actually want?

We know that their issue is not just price points, rather capital investment. So we offer them the lowest entry point, teach them how to make money along the way and in the process of their money making blog their needs for handling high volume traffic and sales push them into upgrading into some of our premium web hosting packages. Do I really need to sale to this customer? Nope! There will be no selling just addressing the needs for a growing business.

It’s not always easy to determine, but this business model offers techniques that help you see a bigger picture and respond to a customer’s pressure points way before they happen. So you provide the customer with a practical – and emotional – fix without requiring to be shamelessly salesy.

Blogging for profit is all about answering people’s challenges or needs by:

a – Pre-positioning and Conditioning Behavioral Interpretations- These are also called       consumer behavioral patterns.
b – Understanding ‘Fight or Flight’ – No customer to your nail shop is the same so          learn to spot the triggers.
c – Responding Appropriately to Customers needs.Niche blogging is not a one cup fits all.

If you are looking into creating a blog and earn money by blogging then you need to consider the above points learn the following most essential steps to successfully blog and make money at the same time.

1) Where to start, WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

You should begin your blog with a free blog hosting service such as WordPress.com can be appealing for many new bloggers, but you need to understand the limitations that come with it.

Advantages Of WordPress.com Or FREE Hosted WordPress

Starting with a free blog hosting service allows you to begin blogging instantly without having any advance knowledge of scripts, hosting, or programming. It allows you to build an audience and buzz for your blog. FREE hosted WordPress also allows you to focus on your content and not the internal maintenance of the blog.

On the other hand, starting with a free service, is in your best interest if you are a slow burner and you do not mind taking a long learning curve without risking any money just in case your blog doesn’t become successful, you then do not lose any money or left holding the bill.

Just like many bloggers who have been around for some time now, I often get questions relating the best option for starting a blog. And my answer has always been consistent all these years. It boils down to your personal goals with the blog you want to create.

Why Create A Blog?

Setting up a blog is easy these days, and there can be many motivating factors for creating a blog. If your goal for starting a blog is just to share your personal thoughts, ramblings, photos and such. Then WordPress.com is your best option there as it offers a free, easy to use, secure and stable platform for you to blog on.

However, if your goals are to set up a blog you can finally earn money from, may be you want the freedom of extending WordPress publishing functionalities with plugins and custom CSS tweaks so that you can do more with your blog such as make money selling services or products, build a membership community, among other things, then there are some inherent limitations.

WordPress Account Suspension

WordPress.com is a very serious and protective of its brand and what it stands for. If for some reason, you violate their terms of use or knowingly/unknowingly infringe content publishing copyright and you get reported, your blog will be suspended without warning.

No Theme Uploads On WordPress.com

WordPress.com has a very strict rule of themes customization as it does not allow its users to upload custom made themes or tweak the sort of dull themes they offer. Keep in mind that any form of customization or attempts to change functionality of your themes are absolutely out of question

Limited Blog Monetization

Many blogs make money via Google Adsense, unfortunately with a WordPress FREE hosted blog you are not allowed to run google adsense or other advertising programs to serve ads on your WordPress.com blog.

The same applies for writing paid posts, selling of links, Product reviews and much more. WordPress.com’s strict terms of use vehemently state that any form of commercial activity on your own is not allowed unless if the product on sale is your own book written by you and not otherwise.

However, if you are running a popular blog, with a good amount of monthly page views, then you can apply for WordPress.com’s advertising program which is called WordAds.

Once you are approved for WordAds program, you will be sharing your advertising revenue with WordPress.com

Self Hosted WordPress- Using WordPress.org Option

WordPress Self Hosted option is Ideal freedom seekers! It is a perfect solution for those interested in turning their blog into a revenue stream through advertising or paid Blogging.

How Does WordPress Self Hosted Blogging Work?

If your creative freedom counts, you will then have to consider getting your own domain and shared or private server. That way, once your WordPress blog is installed much more flexible customization options can be applied to your site without any limitations. Additionally, Blog monetization is possible by running ads on your blog.

Regardless of the fact that you are just starting to setup your first blog, you will notice that popular and Major Blog hosting service providers on the market today offer easy installation methods and setting up your blog is not quite a huge task anymore. If you are looking at the steps you will have to follow here they are:

Buy a domain

Setting up a blog will surely begin with choosing a domain name you want to use as your brand then buying or registering that domain to make sure that it is safe from other competitors.
There are so many domain registrars available to register your domain name but personally, I recommend starting out by taking advantage of the Bluehost $4.95 deal, which includes a free domain name.
It is best practice to make sure that you check the availability of your domain names on social media like facebook, twitter, Youtube then securing those social handles of your domain immediately after registering your domain.

Here’s How to choose a web hosting service

In brief – WordPress makes it clear of the requirement for hosting, as a matter of fact, WordPress has a list of recommended WordPress web hosting companies as approved partners.

  • Know your hosting needs.
  • Investigate on host reliability and uptime guarantees.
  • Study web host upgrading options.
  • Check all hosting features (such as number of addon domains allowed) based on your needs.
  • Check prices on both sign up and renewal.
  • Check hosting control panel.
  • Read hosting company’s ToS to find out more about account suspension and server usage policy.

Other supporting features (ie. site backup, environmental friendliness, etc)

  • Knowing Your Hosting Needs
    You can never get the right web host without knowing what you need. So before you go any further – put everything aside (including this guide you are reading) and think thoroughly on your own needs.

What kind of website are you building?

  • Do you want something common (a WordPress blog, for example)?
  • Do you need Windows applications?
  • Do you need a special version of software (ie. PHP)?
  • Does your website need special software?
  • How big (or small) can the web traffic volume go?

These are some of the basic questions you need to answer for yourself.

Have a quick picture of what you want to do with your website now. Figure what happens next for the next 12 months.

If you are totally new…

For newbies, the no-brainer rule is to always start small with a good shared hosting account.

A shared hosting account is cheap, easy to maintain, and sufficient for most new sites. Plus, you can always upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting in the later stage when your site grows bigger.

Email List Set Up

Buy Awebber Auto Responder Membership Account

Your blogging profitability will depend on getting this part right. If you are indeed interested in making a sale or simply automate some of the blogging activities on your blog, then you will need an email list builder or auto responder set up for your blog. I use Aweber and I can testify to its benefits having used it for the past 8 years.

Niche – Choosing And Researching A Niche Market

A niche market is simply an area of expertise you intend to help others with solving their problems with. As mentioned before, people get online in search for either information or for entertainment. If you are contemplating of setting up a blog, then make sure your blog solves some one’s problem or provides entertainment they are looking for. Our WordPress foundation training focuses on a particular blogging blueprint which is built on a three step system.

1 – Target
2 – Cultivate
3 – Convert

With this system, we are able to pick a particular problem or product then we look at what sort of delivery systems we can put in place to make sure that service user get what they want, over time we build the relationship and recommend products or solutions to them where necessary.

This is why we recommend building an email list along with your blog as it allows us the flexibility of getting in touch with our subscribers strategically.

Deciding first on a product, service, or topic which is of interest and possibly economically viable is of the essence here as it allows us to plan specific content strategies which help us to condition the consumer with the necessary information needed to make a sale.

It can not be emphasized enough that when looking into Choosing an area, make sure to pick one which you can enthusiastically write about on a daily basis.
Making use of keyword researching tools like KeywordFinder, Google keyword planner and BuzzSumo to find popular searched topics.

It does NOT matter if your topic is popular as long as there is an audience for your topic and the topic is precisely focused then your blog should be successful.
Anything can be considered a niche as long as it has a target audience no matter how large or how small the audience is.

When you choose to create A blog about your fluffy and cuddly cat that in it self can be classed as a niche market. The only thing I will POINT out here is that Niches often break down into sub niches within their own niche. It all depends on how precisely do you want to niche down so you can directly speak to your Ideal audience.

For instance setting up a blog about the species of the cat family can be a larger niche market, if there are people who are interested in hearing about your cat or the species of the cat family, then you have a niche…you can also choose to niche down and build your audience for a market whose audience does not exist, but first you must build your blog.

 Maintaining Your Consistency

 Update Your Blog Daily (nothing less)

WordPress makes it easy to get started with blogging, in fact there are thousands of blogs started daily, the disappointing truth is that only a handful succeeds at getting past the 12 months mark. Lack of commitment and consistency is a huge letdown.

This particular step is a must and not a suggestion. Statistics over on Youtube showed that Vloggers who posted daily on Youtube enjoyed a bump up of traffic and revenue generated. If you want to be successful with blogging, post frequently, Update your blog with high quality and valued pieces of information daily.

This will not only keep your blog more interesting to readers, but it also gives your blog fresh authoritative content on a day to day making it more appealing to search engines.

When you ignore to update your blog on occasional basis or when you do your drip content one day here and there, it may seem to be convenient for your schedule, but missing days at a time or weeks is unacceptable and will most likely result in your blog being unsuccessful.
To keep your blog traffic and retain your visitor’s interest it is a must to update your blog daily with multiple entries.

An argument can be made that a growing trend of successful blogs that are not necessarily updated daily.
The issue with blogging is you want more eyeballs on your fresh content as well as old, some old timers who have authority in the subject matter may enjoy success but as a new blogger who is constantly fighting for a stable audience who continue to visit your blog daily, slacking is not an option.

Authority may be everything, however, these blogs are still updated weekly with multiple entries.
Until you have a steady audience you should try to update your blog every day with at least 3 or more daily entries.

The best way to accomplish this is to set aside 1-2 hours a day for tending to your blog and adding new entries. It may even be wise to schedule a set time which you dedicate to your blog each day.

I keep telling my students to give themselves a consistent block of work hours and treat their blog as a job. Tell me what would happen if suddenly you didn’t show up to work for days or weeks…you lose money or worse you get fired! Let the same standards apply to your blog…if you do not update your blog for days or weeks you’ll lose your google rankings as you are constantly on the defense from other bloggers trying to get on top.

Traffic

It’s no secret. You must have traffic to profit from blogs. There are numerous ways to build traffic.

A – Paid advertising
B – Free advertising
C – Viral marketing
D -Organic or search engine marketing
E -Social Media and word-of-mouth.

As a blogger, you should always have plenty of these traffic methods master. As a rule of thumb, always use your blog URL address in the signature of your email, forum discussions, message boards, or any other communication media.
Make it a habit to submit your blog URL address to search engines and blog directories. You should submit your RSS/XML URL feed to blog ping services like Technorati, Ping-O-Matic, and others.

Many people often ignore sharing their blog with family, friends, co-workers, associates, and business professionals. Many blogs can be considered as a collection of articles, for this purpose you should submit your blog entries (those that are valuable and lengthy articles) to content syndicators.
Once submitted your articles can be picked up and published by others. The trick is to make sure you include your Blog URL address in the “About the Author” passage.

What this does is create link popularity and backlinks for your blog, when someone picks up your article from the syndication then publish the article on their website the “About the Author” passage is included with each publication and the link you included is followed, crawled, and indexed by search engines.

Imagine if your article is popular enough or controversial enough to produce 10,000 publications across the web. The search engines is bound to find your blog in no time with that many publications and credit you quickly become an over night authority on the topic, in return increasing your rank on search engines.

The small effort of writing a well-written article is rewarding. You should try to write at least 1 full-length article every week for syndication and submit your article to at least 10 article syndicators.

 Track Your Blog

How do you know if your blog has traffic? Just because no one is leaving comments doesn’t mean your blog isn’t growing. Many visitors do not leave comments but they are returning visitors. I know it sounds crazy but with blogs, people are more interested in what “you” have to say! Many visitors do not comment their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time. Some do not comment at all, but are active daily visitors.

Tracking your blog does not have to be overly sophisticated usually a simple free page counter like StatCounter.com or Active Meter will do the trick. Install (copy/paste) the code into the HTML of your blog template and start tracking your visitors. It’s better to use a service which gives you advanced traffic analysis, such as keyword tracking information, referral information, and search engine information. Visitors, returning visitors, and unique visitors should be standard for any page counter service you choose.

Listen to Your Audience

I love Facebook groups, they offer an insight into your audience and when using the proper page counter begin to see how others are finding your blog and if through search engines then which keywords are being used to find your blog. What this allows you as a blogger is to gout and start fencing those keywords so you can dominate them and If constantly your blog is being found by 1 or more keywords then focus your blog around those keywords to make it even more powerful. When writing entry titles and entries use the keywords as often as possible while keeping the blog legible and interesting.

Short & Concise

I must confess this article is almost a 30 pages, and that is good sometimes. Aside from these skyscraper styled articles, save these lengthy articles as a once a week occurrence for syndication and publication on your blog entries should be short & concise (if you can help it).

Sometimes there are exceptions to the rule and you have no choice but to blog lengthy entries, but try to avoid this as much as possible. You do not want your blog entries to become hours of reading. Visitors like to easily find information and skim through your entries. It is good to be detailed and provide useful information, but do not include useless information or run away sentences that veer away from your topic. Stay keyword-focused.

 Google Loves Multimedia Articles

Youtube blogging is here and if you are not using youtube to drive traffic to your blog, you are leaving money on the table. With Youtube as the second largest search engine, making sure that your blog posts are turned into both Video and podcasts is a surefire for traffic.
Make sure to embed Youtube videos in your articles even if it is not your video, as long as it is a related subject matter you should consider publishing it. Making sure that your Multimedia is non-advertising graphics, pictures, photos posted within your blog entries.
Not too much. One Video embed in a post is fine.

Personally, I use graphics sparingly to break content and can sometimes bring your blog to life.
Of course, the content of the blog is the most important aspect and you do not want to overshadow your content with graphics, but displaying graphics can add a bit of flair and spice to the blog.

Be choosy about your graphics and make sure they fit your entry topic. You should add content with the graphic, at least a caption. Original graphics, photos, pictures, and art is recommended.

Keep it Personal

A blog is most successful when it is kept personal. Try to include personal experiences which relate to the topic of your blog entry. Stay away from the business style of writing. Write with a more personal style and use first-person narratives. Do not write any of your entries as sales letters, instead share product reviews and personal endeavors.

 Interact With Your Visitors

You now have the traffic you deserve. You should begin interacting with your visitors. Create a regular theme such as: “Monday Money Tip” or “Picture of the Week” which entices your readers to look forward to each week. Sounds amateurish but I can bet you on it.

As a way of keeping up with my fans on my private facebook group, we have monthly earnings challenge which we later crown the big dawg in crashing it. this helps to generate fresh content ideas and as an administrator to the group , I use this as my scoping tool for training requirements of my Mastermind group.

Give your readers advance notice about a product, service, or topic which you are going to review and then talk about later. If you are into current affairs, the strategy is the same, say a Company CEO was scheduled to give a speech then in your blog you should state that you “will discuss the speech and give your opinion after the speech airs. Comments will be very much appreciated”.

 Make Money

Once your blog has gained some real momentum and your blog traffic is increasing then it is time to start thinking about turning your traffic into profit. You should use contextual advertising, like Google Adsense or Chitika. Contextual advertising is usually text links which use the content of your blog to publish targeted ads on your blog. The payout is usually based on a pay-per-click model, meaning for every click an ad receives you are paid a small percentage of the profits. In addition to contextual advertising, it is good to also use graphical advertising such as: BlogAds.com, Amazon.com or General Sponsored Advertising.

At the level of a professional blogger, you may want to team up with 1 or more other bloggers. This will create a more interesting and more powerful blog. The old saying “two heads are better than one”, more authors mean more advertising and exposure because each author will have a vested interest in the blog. The idea of a team blog is to make it profitable and rewarding for all authors while continuing to target the blog topic and keeping the blog interesting for visitors.

Following these blogging techniques should make your blogging experience much more rewarding. There is no guarantee that your blog will become popular or a household name, but the effort should at least put you one step closer.

Making money online is not an overnight experience like many may think, but making money online is definitely a foreseeable possibility. As well, growing popularity on the web is not an overnight experience, but through time, dedication, and persistence you will be rewarded with all the royalties of blogging

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