Social Networking: Shape up your existing profile to attract new clients.

Social Networking: Shape up your existing profile to attract new clients.

Shape up your existing site

Shape up your existing profile to attract new clients.  Do you already have a social networking page somewhere and you’re wondering what you can do so that you can maximize your earning potential?

If you are, then you’re in luck.

There are so many profile pages sitting out there amongst social networking sites that are not being used the way that they need to be. They are just sitting there stagnant. What’s worse is that people on your friends list actually go through their list and “clean it up” by deleting those that have no impact on them. Don’t let that be you.

If your page is just sitting there doing nothing, here is how you can make it do something for your business:

•   Start adding friends again.  If you start adding friends again, your list is going to grow. The more friend requests you send, the better off you’re going to be.

•    Leave comments for your existing friends. Let them know that you’re still around and that you’re thinking about them. If they have forgotten who you are, they will go to your page to check you out. This is a good thing.

•    Make sure you stay up on birthday alerts so that you can extend birthday wishes to those friends. If you want to earn using social networking, you have to add that personal touch. You have to let your friends know that you’re not too good for them.

•    Post bulletins telling your friends that you have been away, but you’re back to stay. This is for those who have not realized you’re back.  Always include links to your website on your page, in comments, and in bulletins. That way they can click and learn more about you.

•    Update your background layouts frequently and announce it to everyone. Post a bulletin that says, “Changed background…tell me what you think.” People love to give input on something, so give them that chance.

•    Write a blog about what has been going on since you’ve been gone. Say something such as, “business has been nuts, but it’s glad to be back.” Let them know that you’ve been busy. Some may think your absence means that things aren’t doing too well. Tell them the opposite.

Utilize these steps and you’ll be able to get your social networking profile back on track. Make sure you stay up with it. You can’t earn using social networking if you are away from it for long periods of time.

Earn Using Social Networking and Reap the Benefits
Social networking is evolving into something never before seen on the internet. It was first meant as a way to promote music or to keep in touch with friends. However, businesses and organizations have caught on as well. So many more individuals have become more profitable because they have figured out how to earn using social networking.

But how does a person earn using social networking?

What special techniques are they using that are not getting them banned from these websites? Well here are the methods being used that help businesses earn using social networking:

•    They are not submitting friend requests to just anyone. It is always best to start with other businesses, especially if those businesses can benefit from the products and services.

•    When a friend request is submitted, it is best to include a personal note such as, “Thanks in advance for the add.” This is important because this lets the individual know that you’re a real person.

•    If you’re a legitimate business, people will add you. There are too many spammers on these sites looking to giveaway free iPhones if certain offers are completed. If you’re not legitimate or you are offering something that seems “spammy,” they’ll either not add you or report you for spam.

•    Stay up-to-date on your blog. Most social networking sites allow you to keep a blog. This is a great tool to remain profitable.

•    Be sure to keep up with the happenings amongst your friends. This means you’re going to wish people a happy birthday when it is their birthday and thank them for being your friend. That way they will check you out.

Basically, you can earn using social networking by staying up on your profile. If you keep everything updated and take an interest in your friends, they are going to take an interest in you. This is very important when trying to earn using social networking. If your profile just sits there doing nothing, then social networking is not going to work for you.

The most important thing is that you have fun. You’ll find that you can successfully earn using social networking if you have a lot of fun with your profile. It is probably one of the neatest ways to market a business because it is like you are literally playing. You’ll make friends, have fun with those friends, and you’ll make money throughout the process.

 

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How to Sell Products Online Working From Home

How to Sell Products Online Working From Home

Working From Home – creating an extra income

As someone who has started 4 or 5 businesses over the years and had some failures along the way.

I found success from 2007 working from home. I was fully self employed in property management in my own business while working from my home office, however the idea of having Multiple Streams of Income has been something I have valued since 1999.

Six reasons why you must think about earning an extra income.

  1. No one has a JOB for life any more
  2. You should think about having a back up plan as protection for the future if you should  lose your employment
  3. It opens up more choices. If you hate your day job, earning an extra income can help you decide on quitting.
  4. Fire your Boss –  you can grow your income to a level that replaces your current earnings
  5. Beginning a new venture can be exciting.  When you have a dream or a passion getting up at 5 am and working on your business for two  hours before setting off to the 9-5 is easy to do.
  6. Learning new skills is motivating and rewarding in more ways than one. Once you start to earn an extra income for yourself you can use your new skills and knowledge to create an income for the rest of your life.

Create Multiple Income Streams

You can search Google for ideas on multiple income streams you will find a lot of information out there.

Here are just a few ideas of how you could get started creating your  M.I.S.

Join a reputable network marketing company.

Affiliate Marketing, selling digital products online and earning commissions.

Buying property,  buy and let, or buy refurb and sell, and various other ways of making money from property.

Sell Products Online Working From Home

Consider selling physical products on an e-commerce platform like Amazon, Shopify or Etsy.

Think about starting your own business on a part time basis doing something you enjoy. Photography or Writing for example, you could even start a blog.

Create your own products to sell.

Write music lyrics, write e-books, write a novel or a training book.

Teach people a skill that you have.

Need a few more ideas?

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Using Google Analytics on your websites

Using Google Analytics on your websites

Internet marketing efforts need to be tracked so you know if you are using your resources wisely.  Google analytics is a good, free tool you can use to track traffic sources, conversion rates, etc.

Make sure you have Google analytics or some other type of analytics installed on your website.

Traffic Sources

You want to know where your traffic is coming from and where it is not coming from. This will help you allocate your resources properly.  Google Analytics is able to track where your site visitors are coming from, where they go on your site, etc.

A few examples of where your traffic may come from:

•    Search Engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc)
•    Pay-Per-Click campaigns
•    Twitter, Facebook, etc
•    Articles and press releases that include links
•    Websites that have your links
•    Etc.

Having this information can help you have a more effective Internet marketing plan.

Easy Come, Easy Go

It is easy to find out where the traffic comes from and what page they leave from.  Both of these pieces of information are valuable.  Knowing them can help you identify if your Internet marketing strategy is working.
The page people enter your site on is important.  You want to make sure they arrive on your website on a page that has a focused message for what they are looking for (most websites have multiple entry points, each focused on a different search term).   Pay careful attention to what page your visitors land on and make sure it is well designed and well written.

The page visitors leave your website on is also important because it may identify a problem with your site.  If you find that a certain page is the primary exit point you want to see if there are any technical or other issues with that page that make people leave your site.

Conversion Rates

Though it is important to learn about where your traffic is coming from it is more important to know where your sales are coming from.  Conversion rates in Google Analytics are tracked by traffic source.  You can see where your actual buyers are coming from so you can put more emphasis on those resources.

Google Analytics is important to add to a website.  Learn about your website traffic, conversion rates and more so you can make important tweaks to your Internet marketing strategy.

IM Acronyms Beginners Guide

IM Acronyms Beginners Guide

IM Acronyms

Firstly what is an acronym: it is an abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word.

Untangle the IM Acronym Jungle Beginners Guide – Our language becomes filled with acronyms in our jobs and professions there are terms and short codes for phrases that become common to those in that profession or industry.

Internet Marketers have created and use many acronyms so here are some I’ve gathered for you to help you out.

Alt Text = Alternative text to be displayed with images, or text that is associated with the image.

B2B = Business to Business transactions  and B2C = business to consumer.

Blackhat =  refers to unethical techniques being used   while Whitehat = ethical techniques

eg Blackhat hacker

CPC = Cost per Click  and CPA = Cost per Acquisition (used in determining cost of advertising)

PPC = Pay per Click  and CPM = Cost per 1,000 impressions

CTR = Click through rates, the number of clicks received from your advertising campaign.

CTC -= Click to Conversion (divide number of clicks received by captured sales / conversions )

Opt-In = a subscribers sign up  and Opt-out

FTP = File Transfer Protocol

FSI = Free Standing Insert

Favicon = created from two words Favourite Icon (fav-icon) and refers to a customised icon display in a browser / comments

HTML = hyper text markup language

ROI = Return On Investment

SEO = Search Engine Optimization   and  SEM = Search Engine Marketing

SMM = Social Media Marketing  while SMO = Social Media Optimization

SERP = Search Engine Results Page

URL = Uniform Resource Locator previously universal resource locator, which is generally known as a unique address for a file that is accessible on the internet

WSO = Warrior Special Offer  Warrior Special Offers Forum place where internet marketers advertise or promote offers give feedback and chat.

Untangle the IM Acronym Jungle Beginners Guide

Other Phrases and words

Anchor text = clickable part of a hyperlink

Domain  = a website address name which can be purchased from a Domain and hosting service.
My recommendation is D9

hyperlink = element in an electronic document / webpage that links to another page or place

Meta Tags =  used to provide search engines with information about their sites.

Keyword = phrases to use in your web page content and online marketing materials.

google bot = is Google’s web crawling bot (sometimes also called a “spider”)

e commerce = is trading in products or services conducted via computer networks such as the Internet

double opt-in = way to ensure subscribers e-mail address is valid used in auto responders like AWEBER and GET RESPONSE

Funnel – name given to a marketing plan that drives traffic into a large “funnel” eg webpage and filters clients or customers into buyers and non buyers, there are various companies that support small business and entrepreneurs with software for funnel creation.  I use Thrive Themes on all of my WordPress websites it is a suite of plugins that work well and have templates for all sorts of sign up landing pages, training course pages, video sales pages, and selling e books funnels. 

Landing Page – A single webpage that provides information or video content and allows a person to sign up by providing an email address

Tracking Links – Helps business to see which ads are converting to leads and which ads are not performing well, helps to save money on poor performing ads while maximising your return on investment where ads are working well.

My recommendation for link tacking is to use cloud software that you can start using for free like bit.ly or  tinyurl.com

That’s all for now – don’t forget to like this and share if you found it useful. 

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My Who is Who of Internet Marketing

My Who is Who of Internet Marketing

Just a few of the  in Internet marketing successes
that I have discovered along the way…

I originally wrote this post in 2014 while I was still working on my full time “Property Management and Lettings” business. Since I sold my business I have looked at and tried out a couple of ways to get started with my own online business. After a number of false starts I finally found the program that is right for me. To find out more about the program I joined you can check out my story so far…. 

John Thornhill

I first heard of John in 2014, he was marketing a course he had developed called Partnership to Success. I watched his webinar presentation in which he told his story of working in the Nissan car manufaturing factory in Sunderland to online digital marketer. Quite a journey I woud say.  

I was impressed by his presentation that I signed up for his mentorship program and learned more about building a blog and how to monetise that blog. The course was a walk through step by step training on setting up a blog but also on how to get started with product creation and selling affiliate products on Warrior plus, JV Zoo and Clickbank.   John has had huge success with his products and courses. 

Yanik Silver

Yanik’s story – he started out with just a few hundred dollars while working from a one bedroom apartment.  Yanik is a self confessed serial entrepreneur and has built multiple  7-figure businesses. He will still tell people that he is a “techno dunce”.   He founded “Maverick Business Adventures” which is an invitation only club for high net worth entrepreneurs,  Yanik is also well known as an author and digital marketing expert.

Gary Vaynerchuck

From being known for his wine critique in promoting his families wine store to author on Internet marketing to  CEO of a social media brand consulting agency, he is a video blogger, and co-owner and director of operations of a wine retail store.

Gary Vaynerchuck first became well known through the launch of his first book “Crush It!”  in 2009 – the book was advising “Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion” the book became a number 1 Amazon best seller for web marketing books.

The book encouraged people to determine what truly makes them happy and pursue monetizing around it on the internet. In his book he argues that because of recent social and technological trends the cost of producing content has been driven low enough that passion, knowledge, and effort, which the book calls “sweat equity”, are now all one needs to build a brand and business.

The book he launched in 2013 “Jab Jab Jab, Right hook” explains why social networks are important platforms for business and how you can tell your story, in a noisy social world.

Pat Flynn

He is most well-known for being the mastermind behind the SmartPassiveIncome blog and podcast, the latter of which just reached its 47 millionth download. 

 

George Montague Brown (UK)

How many people have heard of George Montague Brown?  George became known as an internet marketing expert, speaker, author, 4 times Clickbank #1 bestseller by the age of  20 years, one of the youngest self made millionaires online.
He is best known for affiliate marketing and his own product “Google Sniper” in which George explained  how to build a wordpress site for any type of “niche” market and have it rank in the search engines of Google.

Lewis Howes

I first discovered Lewis Howes from listening to a WEBINAR, he gave some valuable tips on using LinkedIn and also building a twitter following.

Lewis Howes co-wrote, LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website,  in 2009.  He is an American author, entrepreneur, and former professional Arena League football player.  He hosts The School of Greatness, a talk show distributed as a podcast.

Simon Coulson (UK)

In 2013, I got to hear Simon Coulson speaking at a property conference in Wembley. His story is inspiring, he ha been working for BT in “Customer Relationship Management” for 14 years. Simon was made redundant in 2003, then after attending a IM seminar he decided to try his hand at internet marketing. Simon now has a number of successful internet business programs and training courses.

His specialities include, Internet Marketing, Business Consulting and Business Growth Strategies. As well as Video Marketing For Business, Social Media Training Programs, Mobile Marketing Training Programs, and SEO Training Programs.

There are many more successful Internet Marketers offering digital products, software, membership sites, training courses and coaching.

More Internet Marketers

A few more names that you might want to put into the google search engine are :

Jono Armstrong, began as a struggling beginner and built his fame to the successful marketer he is right now, he teaches people how to make money with affiliate marketing.

John Crestani, the original digital nomad and affiliate marketing expert

So there you have it.  My who’s who in Internet Marketing,

I hope it gives some inspiration to those of you who follow the in their foot steps…

 

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