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Is Retirement a Thing of the Past OR is it a Golden Age Opportunity? Seniorpreneur 2 7 monthsRev (5413): As an online presence consultant and personal mentor, at the age of 66, I am doing exactly what I choose to do and will, allowing reasonable health, do it until the day I die. My "I Can" motto is: "To give as much value as I can to as many as I can as often as I can for as long as I can!" This is not an onerous or difficult thing. It is what I choose and want and enjoy. The people I work with, from across all working ages,...
Forwarding email doesn’t work tienny 3 1 yeartienny (658): I have been contacting them. Set the mx record. Still can’t work.
How Can I Turn the World Off When I Can't? Belew 18 1 yeartienny (658): @gspieler Thanks for sharing your article on productivity. Do you mind to share how your timer looks like? Thanks.
Has Anyone Used Google My Business? Belew 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): I wonder if Google gives priority to their own sites ... I wonder.
Learning and Laughing While Eavesdropping Belew 3 2 yearsrcayeras (439): Did what? Grow big with occasional crashes? IBM and Intel created/led technical standards and well as patents. Facebook has many patents - I'm not sure about adding to IEEE's RFCs.
I'm Out of Money. Can you help? Belew 10 2 yearstienny (658): @rev Yeah. Found it through you. And also through @belew at AFCC2014 masterclass. Thanks @belew @rev and also to @rcayeras to have a better understanding. I learn a very expensive lesson.
Engage your fans. jmolan 7 2 yearsBelew (11716): @jmolan Do you find that most of your new fans are people you have met F2F in another speaking assignment, or people that have happened upon you somehow?
Why does your web site need privacy? jmolan 10 2 yearsjmolan (478): @TParker @Rev I think your both right. The reality of pestering phone calls outweighs the off chance someone will avoid me because I'm not as public as a big Corporation. Heck they can check me out find me other ways. Jack
What Came First a Following or a Product? BuzzyMarketing 4 2 yearsRev (5413): @BuzzyMarketing If you are really "into" buzzy marketing then you should already know the 4 Ys Of Success. If not, Google it. It applies to what @Belew said above. The key is that you start posting now. You say the other part is going to be a long process so you have time (it takes time) to do the posting but it's all about beginning now.
I Know Something abt Reaching Big Numbers Belew 14 2 yearsBuzzyMarketing (31): Why?
When to pull the plug on a bad idea? Belew 16 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @TParker I think you make an important point and a distinction between a hobby and making an income. I work to support my business interests and also my hobbies because they are great therapy, and I learn so much that I can use in so many other areas. I don't think these things will ever be a waste of time or money.
how to set an appointment no one wants to miss kklenner 15 2 yearsBelew (11716): When was the last time you agreed to meet someone and you thought, "Yes! There's no way I am going to miss this appointment." Strive to have people think that about you.
To Re-purpose or start over is the question. Belew 8 2 yearsBuzzyMarketing (31): FrontPage?! There's a name I haven't heard in a while! I guess the question I would start off with is: Is the site under consideration currently making any money, or does it have any real value in some other capacity? If yes, I guess I'd continue to build out that site and segue into a new site (domains are cheap) like Rev indicated. If I wanted to update the technology of an existing site I'd probably move the static HTML pages to a...
good topics needed Natishafost 8 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Natishafost I agree with Steve. You could also look at powerful women in history, and my favorite - female authors who made their mark despite having to be mothers and housekeepers.
Economic, Emotional, Spiritual Entrepreneur Philc 5 2 yearsPhilc (4): Good to meet all of you as well as others who believe in collaborating and giving for others benefit! I typed in another post, I'm sure I will adapt quickly once I get familiar with this platform. I have always had an entreprenurial spirit, and seen many business models the last 35 years or so. I do have "Brick & Mortar" Service family business that I look forward to growing; and I learned many years ago about the concept of...
Video coverage big difference jmolan 24 2 yearsBelew (11716): @jmolan The simple answer abt what works is there is no simple answer. If there was one almighty way that works best, everyone would use that one way... then it would not be as effective any more. I recommend IF your strategy is to give something to get something ... make that 'GIVE' as cool as you can without giving away the farm. AND ... make the 'GET' as painless for the GETTER to GIVE as possible. Make it dumb simple.
Hope is shaken when your traffic drops KathrynLang 17 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): @Belew Thanks for asking. According to Google Analytics - no. But I'm getting engagement and Awstats shows an increase in feed reads unique visitors as well. My podcast has been climbing up every day also. So, I feel much better about what I'm doing and the results . . . it would still be nice to go viral (not to be viral though, that would be gross).
Best Places Online/Anywhere meet likemindeds Dchhinsley 10 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Dchhinsley We'd love to have you in the classroom. People say they want feedback, but what they really want is for people to say nice things to them. I will tell you what I think AND why I think the way I do ... as will the other teachers. Opinions without data are just opinions. We know why we think what we think. See you in the classroom? <= Click
Where to go for serious brainstorming ...... Belew 9 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): Serious brainstorming = a mastermind group.
Why are ppl afraid to pay to learn? Belew Jump to first page61Jump to last page 2 yearsBelew (11716): @morningstar Still not sure what 'IT' is but if it falls within my expertise ... and you do what I tell you and IT does NOT work ... I will give your money back 100%. But you have to follow the rules. 8-)
Finding Investors for new books Natishafost 11 2 yearsBelew (11716): Not recommending nor not not recommending. I just learned of these guys. Crowdfunding for books and matching authors and publishers. Authors funded $966,257 on Publishizer – $47,557 in the last 30 days
Creating New Words, Functical. What's Yours? Belew 8 2 yearsMagieL (22): Like them all. My favorites, yummilicious and giganxious. Thanks for new words to my writing from now on.
After my book is finished. Then what? Natishafost 14 2 yearsRev (5413): I agree with @TParker and @SusanDay. Two powerful editing methods -- read out loud, and read backwards (from end to beginning).
Reciprocation Doesn't Work in Silicon Valley Belew 10 2 yearsgspieler (490): Yup. Took several years off while working with Macmillan on my book. Back now doing some group activities.
best advice for creating membership websites SusanDay 9 2 yearsRev (5413): Absolutely. I often make donations to producers of free software that I like and use. I have yet to find a need for S2Member Pro -- if I do, it's an easy update, not a separate installation. All the membership sites I have built so far have been S2Member Framework -- either originally (I currently don't use anything else) or switched up later.
How to come up with Blog ideas to write abt SusanDay 20 2 yearsBelew (11716): I forgot what it was that I couldn't remember what I didn't want to forget.
I wish I could find a mastermind group ... Belew Jump to first page33Jump to last page 2 yearsBelew (11716): @KathrynLang Perhaps it's the marketer/evangelist in me that is more interested in how to get people there in the first place. After getting people to the online or physical space they can be cared for. If there is nobody there, there is nothing to do.
Blog Titles: How to grab the reader? authenticV 13 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): Thanks @authenticV. Well if you do want to know more send me a PM and I'll give you some information :)
Are You Google-y Eyed by Big Numbers? Belew 9 2 yearsSteve (3649): i think of social media as simply a touch point... it allows me to touch my audience and those that might send referrals my way. From an SEO perspective this works... as social engahement is a ranking factor. From a business perspective it works... unfortunately... Most people don't understand how to use social media from a business perspective. Can you drive sales from social media... you sure can and its simply knowledhe and following a...
Writing job board Zerys dmortaz 5 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Fizzymidas Tips: be so good that they come looking for you.
What if you had a do over and the time? Belew 14 2 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Absolutely! And equally, in 10 years, WordPress won't be anything like it is now. Perhaps the whole online experience will have changed to be unrecognizable to us now. These days 10 year plans, even 5 year plans, are fraught with problems relating to the speed of change.
Dig into my website KathrynLang 5 2 yearsRev (5413): @KathrynLang You have to opt in to get the full report free by email.
How do you define success? KathrynLang 13 2 yearsRev (5413): A mentor of mine talks about people who want to want it, but don't really want it. They let comfort get in the way of burning desire. Sometimes (most times!) doing what needs to be done is hard. Sometimes it's really hard. Really really really hard! Those who really want it might not notice that -- or seem not to, from the outside, anyway. They just move on through and get the task(s) done. And then they rinse and repeat. @SusanDay, you make a...
What 'gatekeeper' is hampering you? Belew 20 2 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thanks for your kind concern and to learn to use the word "enough".
Building a Membership Site KathrynLang 10 2 yearsRev (5413): @morrnel I agree. facebook isn't designed for this kind of in-depth engagement. Even in groups it's too easy for things to get off topic or just buried. @alaceypayne Sorry you missed. Next week!
Connecting Blogs KathrynLang 7 2 yearsSteve (3649): @KathrynLang you might also like to check out This is something I've been looking at.
What's cheap can't be .... Something? numoquest 3 2 yearsnumoquest (28): Might be a nice idea. Honored for the idea. Thank you :)
How do you determine your billing rates? Lenderman33 29 2 yearsnumoquest (28): @Belew Welllllll I may say that I am 'Luckily' unique in both fields. 95% of IT pro's have no concept of how IT as matter behaves, let alone they could explain that in lame terms to their customers, and 99.9% of those pro's working in IT. Yet both try to get the big buck. On the opposite their customers 100% oblivious of how IT works as matter and totally unaware of ancient Universal Principles where IT as matter is subdued to. That is what I...
How do you deal with transition blues? Belew 13 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): @Rev As I have just read. Interesting stuff :)
Can You Do the Impossible? I Can't. Belew 7 2 yearsbdaoust (949): @Belew perhaps your client has an ego problem that people will flock to his event just because of them and not because of the product being delivered later. I don't know, but most people don't just give up other plans to jump on a F2F event in a couple of days time. How "famous" is this person? I wish him luck in putting it together.
Is it still possible to scale teaching? Belew 11 2 yearsBelew (11716): @BigPoppi Local members... Bay Area.
Where do you go when life takes big turns? Belew 5 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): Writing, painting, journaling and even gardening can distract me long enough to help me get through tough times. Tougher times - prayer and meditation Having a supportive partner is a wonderful thing. @TParker You are very lucky.
Twisted Restorations Twistedrestoration 3 2 yearstienny (658): @TwistedRestoration All the best in your business. What type of restoration service do you provide? I like the part for you to love to restore items that have been tossed to the side and forgotten. I still have an old mobile phone at home that have been tossed aside. I use it as an alarm clock.
What would you do w/ 10 hrs extra weekly? Belew 5 2 yearstienny (658): With 10 extra hours, I would like to rest from internet to exercise and work on my content.
HTML coding and SEO proficiency CoolHandLuke 15 2 yearsLizG (55): This is a loaded question. Some aspects of coding can be very useful, depending on what industry you go into. Really it's having a wide range of skills that's most important. JSON is the structured data most often used to generate SERPs with lists, cards, flights, movie times, product prices or sales, anything like that. Having knowledge in that area could be a career of its own. You can check out MOZ's essential training guide for SEO's and...
Friday Pitch Fest for Forum Teachers #2 Belew 4 2 yearsBelew (11716): @SusanDay is proof positive that she knows what works. Susan does NOT tell you how to things, she shows you how she did it and is continuing to do it. Susan was tapped by the Aussie Government (they'll take anybody I guess) to create content for them to train post men throughout the country on how to deal with rabid kangaroos ... er, I mean .. mean dogs. I love Susan!
Recommendations for a call list manager... lunar_ranger 3 2 yearslunar_ranger (586): Nope looking for a piece of software.
The Meissen Man Blog Themeissenman 1 2 yearsThemeissenman (31): is so named as I am an authority on antique Meissen Porcelain. Seven years ago I began a tremendous fight with the Meissen Manufactory who wanted me to hand back my domain to them, The irony was that my site was an information resource for anyone who had interest is collecting buying and selling but no items could be bought or sold. It was a not for profit venture and I fought hand and nail to hang on to the name. At around...
Are you an idea generator or polisher? Belew 17 2 yearstienny (658): @eddievelez I agree with you that art needs two artists. Personally, I feel is the generator and polisher.
Mingle to Millions, Cami Bake is here! camibaker22 3 2 yearsRev (5413): @camibaker22 Will you be joining us in The Classroom to teach your "BE the Event" stuff?
Demystifying Influencers: what's your take? NicholasBodell 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): I spoke to someone today who said a friend of his somehow connected with Richard Branson ... and it got their company noticed ... made all the difference. Does anybody else have experience with influencers? Connecting with just the right person is what made the difference?
Beta Testing LIVE New Forum Levels Belew 7 2 yearsDansCartoons (298): Did he try and out run that plane in NBNW though? LOL
Happy to meet you ALL!!! AMPBZ 8 2 yearsPapis (1): Thank I'm here
What will you do differently in 2017? Belew 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): I am going to be more focused this year ... or more distracted. Can someone help me figure this out?
Where do you find recommended reading? Belew 24 2 yearsNebrgenius (25): I agree with you 😊 Win-Win 😉
Starting a content strategy company Nastili 9 2 yearstammysoffices (220): Very good @Nastili I am sure there will be a few who can use your help as well. :D
Holiday Season & Business tammysoffices 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): @tammysoffices It makes sense to have some sort of editorial calendar to ride the tides of the season. I recommend it for my clients, but have never done it myself. Go figure. How about you?
Scribblers Unite mooncreations 2 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): Hi there @mooncreations! I too am a great scribbler and doodler - it helps me concentrate. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll meet lots of great folk :)
PC Converting to Mac tammysoffices 4 3 yearseddievelez (268): My pleasure, Tammy!
Earning money online semanticdmax 29 3 yearsMiles5 (1): Plz my name is miles. I really wanna know how to get a good site or source in making cool money online? Plz help
15 New Marketers, 12 Different Countries Belew 4 3 yearsCaffus (28): That's cool. I've sold three volcano t shirts to people from different countries. Most of my friends on FB from my business page are from different countries.
What's the secret to being a success? Belew 4 3 yearsSteve (3649): Isn't the secret to being a success simply doing the things other people won't do... ie not giving up with content creation even though everyone else does.
Do you want to be a millionaire? Right. karlcoffield 3 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @karlcoffield Are you an older over 40 entrepreneur?
Future Focused. List today's top to do item. JeremyAlessi 3 3 yearsRev (5413): Setting up new phone to work with facebook Live.
Authors Gone Traditional Publishing Route Belew 15 3 yearsBelew (11716): @SusanDay I like doing hard things. I like even more having done something hard.
Got firsthand experience with crowdfunding? Belew 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Lloyd Very insightful. A big thanks for taking the time to write this up.
Obnoxious Copy Review Request seoapexpredator 26 3 yearsSteve (3649): asked me to chime in ... love it, if you have a point to make, make it don't ask others to make it for you ... it erodes your authority. As to the rest ... YAWN just words But this is just my opinion and I guess you all know more :)
Best Practices for Marketing SAAS Yassi 4 3 yearsYassi (1): @Seniorpreneur I'm actually sales development manager but I'm on the front lines too!
Gamification - What works in a forum? Belew 3 3 yearsBelew (11716): Great suggestions @Rev. Keep 'me coming.
Has the coaching space become really crowded Belew 8 3 yearsRev (5413): @SunilBhaskaran I've been known to suggest, "Set your goals in concrete but draw your plans in the sand!" It's just may way of saying what you just said.
#hottip Tell us something that works for you Belew 27 3 yearsbdaoust (949): @SummerBay I am always learning something new about you!
#makeapitch- Show us what you got. Belew 22 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @jycmba Hi! I haven't tried Facebook or any other Ads yet. I'm a member of both AARP (USA) & CARP (Canada) and I'm familiar what is happening re:senior entrepreneurship in North America. The USA led by AARP & SBA (Small Business Administration) are working together to help the 50+ demographic learn about senior entrepreneurship. Canada is lagging behind most of the Countries when it comes to providing business support groups for the 50+...
Where to start out online ... Jscottyonrocks 23 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @Jscottyonrocks/ I found my calling as a seniorpreneur (senior entrepreneur) at the age of 65 where I probably spend 90% of my time online. You seemed to be focussed in on health care & wellness for the aging people. If this is your passion I would start here and do some research to pin point an area(s)where you would be most helpful. You mentioned skilled care & assisted living. Find out what is going on in these areas today and if you...
Intuitive card reader, personal & business Katie_Ellen 5 3 yearsKatie_Ellen (103): Hello :) Thank you for the nice welcome. 'Soul-bean'. Heheh. I hadn't considered the legume aspect, but why not, indeed.
Helping to Promote DoGoodU Articles bdaoust 2 3 yearsBelew (11716): Great idea. Thx for taking the initiative to do this.
What time of day do you write? bdaoust 4 3 yearsBBest4u (67): I don't have a set routine. I write when Spirit moves me.
What's your greatest asset? Belew 16 3 yearsRev (5413): @Belew My "Engineering Strategy" for success is called IEEE (I-Triple-E). It is an FLA for Inform, Educate, Entertain, Engage. The second "E" is Entertain. Nice try, but don't give up your day job! ;o)
Where New Coaches start marketing efforts eleegreen 17 3 yearsBelew (11716): @coachheather Curious to know if you have some 'stories' you can share abt how people you have worked with have succeeded. Want to share?
Making Money While You Travel bdaoust 1 3 yearsbdaoust (949): It seems that people truly want to make money with as little effort as possible (me included), but can it be a reality? I say it depends on how much hard work you have put into the process long before the rewards kick in. I know there are ways to get residuals where management of the process is minimal. I have yet to find something that just gives me money without some work! As a writer, the writing is the easy part, the promotion is...
5 Twitter tips for better content marketing senkoduras 14 3 yearsBelew (11716): @chrisleffler Thanks for the comprehensive answer. FWIW ... I have planned a 3-part series at my MUs ... happening in July ... details are still being worked out. 1. Launching and populating a website 2. Increasing followers and engagement on Twitter 3. Growing a local niche tribe around your expertise. Perhaps you'll be interested in attending?
How to Know Your Target Market Steve 12 3 yearsRev (5413): @Aradiaz Nice.
How Many Times Have You Started Over? Belew 22 3 yearsRev (5413): @Steve We do live in interesting times. Thank goodness! @SusanDay Maybe it's just that you know something most people don't!
Where 50+ generation reads and writes Belew 9 3 yearsBelew (11716): @globalman22 Great! The process is not 'automated.' I will follow up. There is a private room here in the forum for the writers. We share best practices. Gosh ... we share a lot. I will add you to the list and send you the link to the private room. After that we will get you signed up as an author... there is a revenue share plan based on ad performance as well.
Writer - Brainstormer - Admirer of words JennaV 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): @LewisLinks "...your readers will find you." = inbound marketing at its best. Jesus was a master of inbound ... it wasn't long into his ministry that "crowds began to COME to him."
How Good Are You At Adding Comments? bdaoust 11 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Summerbay Who knows why things happen the way they do? I'd like to take credit, but then I'd get blamed, too ... if it broke.
What Will Be Your Focus for the 50+ Audience bdaoust 9 3 yearstxartist (22): Thank you so much your help.
7 levels of hard things to do. Belew 14 3 yearsBelew (11716): @ivelisl It is hard for me to listen to other people. 8-)
Any opinions on Growth Driven Design(GDD)? lunar_ranger 10 3 yearsRev (5413): Sometimes people just look for fancy names for what most of us call "busy work". If we can define it and talk/write about it and keep 10,000 people busy doing it, it must be a career, right?
Alone 9-day Working Retreat Best Practices Belew 5 3 yearslunar_ranger (586): If you had 9 full days when you could do anything you want - think working retreat: [Assumption: NO INTERNET] 1. What would you do? Think, write, read, do a little exercise, explore, make more memories than take pictures. 2. What would you write? I would start writing my thoughts down, instead of structuring them when I have to justify my actions. 3. What would you read? I would read some philosophy and self-help books that have been anchoring...
Newbie question: How many topics per site weaverjs 9 3 yearsjycmba (2653): @weaverjs - bottom-line is write about what your ideal reader is interested in. It may be one big topic with many subtopics - it may be a few key topics.. Of course, the challenge is that who you thought was ideal audience may turn out to very different.. Here's a short video about this -
Where Accountants Can Get Started Online weaverjs 6 3 yearsRev (5413): @weaverjs Bill and Steve know their stuff. You won't be far off the mark if you apply some of their advice. I often speak of what I call the Four-Squared content marketing approach. It marries two four-point concepts, ie: 4x4 or 4². The first is my engineering approach, or IEEE: Inform Educate Entertain Engage and the second is my Four Y's of Success: Quality Frequency Regularity Longevity If you apply IEEE and, in doing so, provide...
Are you a CHoSEn one? Belew 5 3 yearsBelew (11716): I put this in the main forum by mistake. I moved it to the private room. Dummy me.
Principles of Business Success Expert Tnavy 12 3 yearsTnavy (4): Copy. Getting it fixed now.
Difference btw paid and search content Belew 18 3 yearsLizG (55): @Belew Yes, it's usually lower across the board. Usually less traffic, less page views, less time on site, and lower conversion rate than organic. Paid usually sits right between organic and referral with a few exceptions. Product ads usually out perform other channels. So if someone sells Saeco coffee makers, most of their revenue is usually attributed to Google Shopping. Display ads and dynamic search ads perform the worst in terms of...
Twitter Brings Business While I Play Golf Belew 14 3 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba Nothing like hearing the answer to the question, "Do you have a budget?" to know early on how serious someone is.
Where Newbies Start to Grow Their Business DebbiBrown_Arbonne 7 3 yearsjycmba (2653): @DebbiBrown_Arbonne - y, if there's one thing I've learned the hard way is "don't try to be all things to all people." Can you work with folks who aren't single moms? Sure. But who feels a stronger, natural connection right away? I'd be that it'd be other single moms who are trying to put their kids through college. Honing down your message and being more makes it easier for people to 1) get what you're about 2) find you out of the...
Thoughts into Actions tienny 11 3 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thanks for your explanation.
Interviewing a potential client/partner lunar_ranger 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): I wouldn't want to be interviewed by @Steve. He'd make me think too much. @lunar_ranger I'd reply by telling your would-be client that the measurement is NOT top 3 Google ranking, but more organic visits. Who cares what you rank for if nobody is searching that term?
Challenge Fans & Make em Come Back For More jycmba 6 3 yearsMsRoRo (4): Open thread to view post.
Email Marketing automation questions dmortaz 6 3 yearsRev (5413): When working the stats, remember that "opens" is reliant upon the reading app and its settings and is, therefore, a suspect number. If you are running WordPress on a reliable hosting service with a suitable package, MailPoet is a plugin worth looking at.
16 Pro New Year's Resolution You Should Keep Belew 2 3 yearsBelew (11716): It's a long story that I love to tell. But it's a long story. And if I wrote it here ... well, it'd be long. I have learned when it comes to goal setting, there are two kinds of people. The 1st kind are people who say they will or want to do something, then set up to do it. They promise to give their best efforts, work as hard as they can and try their utmost. The 2nd kind are people who see that something needs to be done but before they set...
How to Attract 1000 Real Fans - Live Chat jycmba 10 3 yearsBelew (11716): If I could get 1 real fan next year. Then the 2 of us could multiply the following year. .. 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 would take 10 years. Problem is most folk want that 1000 too soon and don't bother to start...or do it right.
On A Budget How Do I Best Spend My Time? Belew 9 4 yearstienny (658): That's good.
How best to use 80K targeted emails? Belew 5 4 yearsLizG (55): If you're just looking for the best ways to reach those people and not do any damage to your list, a Facebook custom audience is a good idea - but Google recently released its own email remarketing audience that has an even higher match rate than Facebook. Targeted display ads to those former clients could be very powerful and fine tuned extremely well. For example, you can ad impression caps, show specific ads to men vs. women, specific ads to...
A Search Engine to Find the Right Influencer Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): It's just plain tough to rate and automate something so subjective.
HELP! Which Brand Does Marketing Best? Belew 10 4 yearsBelew (11716): HELP WANTED: Got time to help an old man? I am looking for best examples of digital storytelling. I'll share with you: There are 20 story plots (probably more) 1. QUEST 2. ADVENTURE 3. PURSUIT 4. RESCUE 5. ESCAPE 6. REVENGE 7. THE RIDDLE 8. RIVALRY 9. UNDERDOG 10. TEMPTATION 11. METAMORPHOSIS 12. TRANSFORMATION 13. MATURATION 14. LOVE 15. FORBIDDEN LOVE 16. SACRIFICE 17. DISCOVERY 18....
Marketing, Psychology & Emotional Triggers Lenderman33 10 4 yearstienny (658): @belew I do agree to provide valuable information.
What's in Your News Alert? Belew 3 4 yearsshari323 (4): Being a sales rep, I get alerts from my clients on new product introductions etc and also from their competitors as well as potential new clients.
Repurposed Content-What's Your Favorite Way? Belew 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @bdaoust You will be surprised at what works and what you thought works but doesn't ... and what you thought didn't but does. Measuring will teach you where to better spend your time... or where to spend your time better.
How Do You Determine Your Sale Price Point? Belew 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): I usually set a price (and in my mind I have a bottom line where it doesn't make sense for me to invest the time)...then qualify my quote with, "I am willing to work within a reasonable budget. What's your budget?" If it's just me doing the work, I have a reasonable idea of how long it will take me to do a project and how much I am worth per hour. The math is easy. If I get low-balled, I just refused. Most of the time I am able to...
Mis-behaving Permalinks ! dmortaz 6 4 yearsRev (5413): @dmortaz Are you creating the menu item "News" in Dashboard --> Appearance --> Menus --> Categories ? That should make a menu item to a page that will display posts from the blog category you have selected (news). If you are doing this and it is still not working, please feel free to PM me with contact details and we can get together to resolve this. Note, however, that posts in this category will still appear on the blog...
What to Consider when Branding or Rebranding Belew 9 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thanks
Do you BBB - Blog Before Breakfast? pushpanc 16 4 yearsBelew (11716): @pushpanc I have a lot of other tips perhaps. But we call it experience ... learned from all the things I did wrong.
Sharing Experiences with Video Emails Belew 19 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel Thanks for the idea. Keep 'em coming.
Where are your infographics? bdaoust 18 4 yearsbdaoust (949): I guess it all depends if your target audience has the pins that are worth re-pinning. The re-pinning is what alerts them to your interest. I am not extremely active here, but I do find many graphics that can be used elsewhere with the appropriate credit given. Plus I now have the Pin It button available on my graphics on my blog. (Hopefully it is still working). The audience here is over 50% female but many corporations are starting to see...
Categories of Evergreen vs Timely Content dmortaz 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dmortaz I would never use the year as a category. If a post is timeless, evergreen then the date is irrelevant. Timely events on the othere hand are different.
How do you handle your nerves? Belew 7 4 yearstienny (658): I pray about it. Then listen to music to calm my nerves. Now I begin to reduce the workload so that I can have more focus.
Do you have a Wikipedia page? bdaoust 18 4 yearsBelew (11716): @bdaoust How's this coming along? Is it looking like it's worthwhile? Not?
How to Create a Topic-Focused Curriculum Belew 6 4 yearstienny (658): @belew You makes me think whether I am overthinking.
Can Periscope Followers Grow Like Twitter? Belew 12 4 yearsBelew (11716): @TheDMniche Will take a look! Is there a tool to turn WP blog content into Scopes? 8-)
Who Do You Follow in Social Media? Rev 26 4 yearstienny (658): Now I often check in with my business partner.
The Business Mindset Steve 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev I fixed the orginal thread so it can be enlarged.
I Could Use A Little Help From My Friends Rev 16 4 yearsSusanDay (2023): It was my first attempt in the murder mystery genre. I normally write for children. It was fun and I kept the plot together but it needed a darn good editing at the end. It never got it and it hasn't been published.
Who else has bi-, multicultural experience? Belew 8 4 yearscm_hazelwood (244): @Belew What was the original question? Oh, Cross-cultural, bi-cultural-- I was very much isolated as an American (by the way, there is a United States of Brazil!) until my family moved to Tampa, Florida, when I was in 8th grade. Then I met Hispanic people for the first time, and that was about the time the Cuban Missile crisis happened, so there were a lot of Cubanos around. When I went to college, I met international students and...
How much MOJO does a person need? Belew 2 4 yearsbdaoust (949): It is far too easy to try and be everywhere with your name and brand but... Isn't it all about where your target market hangs out. Even more, isn't it where most of them hang out most of the time. Keep yourself top of mind in these few places. Building a strategy that offers a few strong tactics is likely the best way to go. And, yes, it is time to get some client engagement for sure.
Who's calling you on Telephone Tuesday? Belew 2 4 yearsbdaoust (949): Throwback Thursday - have seen this around for a bit Marketing Monday - something we do with our company Haven't used anything else so far
Blog vs Page on Word Press slaqjaw 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve I want to be one of those exceptions. Can you teach me how?
Bleeding a Stone and Business Blogging lunar_ranger 15 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger Sounds like something I went through when I was in the Navy. I was the communications officer...but nothing I wrote ever went out the way I wrote it. Kind of like that whisper in your ear game. The story changes completely by the time you get to the nth person.
How many tweets before reaching spam levels? dmortaz 14 4 yearstienny (658): I realize that I seldom tweet.
anyone purchased email list? dmortaz 7 4 yearsdmortaz (145): Thanks Lunar for your input on the open rate. I also like Steve's idea very much, but I will need to do it next quarter.
How to Set Up Home Studio Video Production Belew 14 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev i am looking forward to diving into these tutorials this morning first thing. Or maybe it'll be 2nd, 3rd or 10th thing depending on what else is waiting for me on a Monday morning. I am definitely looking forward to learning.
What Do You Want to Ask LinkedIn? Belew Jump to first page39Jump to last page 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Jonnner nobody seemed to be treated specially as far as I could tell. They mostly asked, "What do you write about?" And probed me on content marketing. What is that? She did seem genuinely interested or at least a good conversationalist. They didn't even ask me what I thought of their platform. But I told them anyway. 8-)
I know this is a bad backlink, but why? dmortaz 3 4 yearsRev (5413): And if it is one, or two, or five, or twelve, links Google won't mind. You will never be able to control who links to you and Google knows that. Don't panic over every little thing. The key is to get as many good links, and their positive value, as is reasonable.
Missing a Successful Social Media Habit? Belew 17 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thank you for your suggestions and advise :)
Embed Newsletter into Wordpress tienny 13 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thank you and appreciate your knowledge.
Which 6 Ways to Clear Content Block is Best? Belew 5 4 yearsJonnner (181): Thanks @Belew I suggest that it is always good to be actively involved in various kinds of engagement with your target market
Udemy vs Fedora vs Lynda vs Coursera Belew 6 4 yearsBelew (11716): @runnercm Great insight. Just the kind of thing I was looking for. Thankx!
peanut butter and toothpaste | Off Topic Belew 4 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew A nice butter roll, broken in half, and wipe the inside of the peanut butter jar.
Best and Worst Time to Post on Social Media Belew 16 4 yearsBelew (11716): I think your point of being the person look forward to hearing from and come to is a better strategy than trying to find them when they are ready.
More Whining about Lousy Clients Belew 8 4 yearsRev (5413): My process is similar to @dono2081. I tend to work on 50% up front, balance when work is substantially complete. Works for me.
How to Decide the Best Twitter Header Belew 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): I just learned this. You can put an active hyperlink in the short bio at your Twitter header. Not just in the link box, but in your description. Still not sure how much difference it will make ... or how to A/B test this sort of thing...but I aim to find out.
How Much Will You Pay w/o Thinking? Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): @Newzmonkeys I can understand. It's good to balance both cost and service quality.
8 sec attention span is a myth, or is it? Belew 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): What lack of attention looks like....
How Do You Handle Conflict with Others? Belew 7 4 yearstienny (658): It is good to find the truth to clear our assumptions. Here is an article I had written and my friend questioned me. She can't believe I write it due to my physical presence gives a different feelings ;)
7, um, 8, er 10 Tools to Create Infographics Belew 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Davia We aim to please here! There's much more where that came from. I look forward to our training.
What do you ask a content marketing expert? Steve Jump to first page60Jump to last page 4 yearsauthorbhalla (34): @belew @rev @steve Good news is that I have changed the whole layout of my website. I have removed that SEO article and have made the navigation more clear. Changed my author bio. the new theme looks more attractive than before to me. Now I am curious to publish a new informative article for readers this weekend. Also curious to see the readers response. Anything else you think I have to work on please guide me. Please have a look at my...
I need to be more broadminded. Polyamorous? Belew 17 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel If I were to expose myself ... people would surely turn their heads away.
Is what you say and what you do different? Belew Jump to first page45Jump to last page 4 yearsRev (5413): Somewhere along the line I picked up an Osborne "luggable". Don't know whatever happened to it.
Look Who is NOT Online. We Can Talk about .. Belew 9 4 yearstienny (658): @hoda you are funny
Do you believe in serendipity? Belew 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): Thanks for the kind and encouraging words @bdaoust . Head down, no! head up and keep working and smiling. Thanks!
What do you do when clients go weird on you? Belew 14 4 yearstienny (658): @bdaoust you have a point too.
How Would You Change Google Analytics? Belew 2 4 yearstienny (658): Hmm 😶
The Best Way to Do Anything is ... Belew 11 4 yearsjycmba (2653): @Belew lol :D - if only that weren't true..
12 Remarkable About Us Page Examples Belew 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): FAQ pages! Search boxes. .. Navigation bars ...
Twitter's 3 New Goals says CEO Dorsey are... Belew 4 4 yearstienny (658): @belew Thanks
Wacky Job Titles for Content Marketers Belew 17 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve Not yet. But I am about to. I wonder how they got the domain.
How much do you rely on psychology to do ... Belew 15 4 yearsBelew (11716): Thomas Edison's first invention was an electronic voting machine for a group of city officials. But nobody would use it. Everybody wanted to know how the other would vote BEFORE they would commit. Edison resolved to NEVER invent something unless he KNEW it was going to be used. It does pay to know you audience before you try to deliver what they want, eh?
How to Make Soap Bar Holder tienny 23 4 yearstienny (658): @jycmba Thanks. What are steps to get there?
Just Nostalgia, Or A Marketing Coup? Rev 4 4 yearsRev (5413): @morrnel That might be a dumb thing to do! ;o)
Obstacles to Reaching Hispanics is Mobile Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): I love to do teamwork
How Can Content Marketers Use Wearables?? Belew 3 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Hopefully marketers will look at, understand, and appreciate the technology and not try to wedge existing marketing practice into it... well... okay, they probably won't. :o( Maybe they will start with "Why?"
How do I find events for Marketers? pushpanc 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @pushpanc Have you tried Meetups in your area? I'd start there.
Is there an easy way to get good results? Belew 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Polyglot Keep an eye on @Steve here. He's made Twitter work for him.
3 Mental Triggers Marketers Use Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): hmm
I am a really lousy negotiator so I ... Belew 15 4 yearstienny (658): Even I prefer win win situation.
Any blogging theme like this image? dmortaz 3 4 yearsTashagabrielle (31): You may also want to check WordPress because they have a wide abundance of themes so the chances of finding something that works is quite high.
How Do You Create an Event Title? Belew 19 4 yearsfredhoot (127): Everybody wants to be a VIP!
What 'other' talent do you wish you had? Belew 10 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger Most people are looking for listeners, not responders or action takers. Just an ear.
What's More Reliable than Backspace for ... Belew 10 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Even I go through the same problem @Rev Even I tend to consider the users' needs when do the coding.
How Do You Keep Track of All Your Passwords? Belew 16 4 yearsdono2081 (187): Oh, and turn on Two Factor Authentication for whatever solution you choose. d
How's things? - reaching out to clients and Steve 17 4 yearsmorrnel (697): Dale Carnegie. How to Win Friends & Influence People. It is also available in audio.
Evergreen Web Topics lunar_ranger 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger what are your evergreen topics?
LinkedIn Masters Wanted: Apply Within lunar_ranger 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger @Steve Hubspot does good research and shares generously. I tried outbound on LI (don't tell aanyone) and it doesn't work. Tell everyone. Do good work. Have something good to offer. Build good relationships. Share what you know. And your clients will hire you to help them implement it. If they don't hire you they weren't going to anyway.
Identify Web Template System dzflower453 4 4 yearstienny (658): Not just php, SQL and CSS plays a big part too.
Started new PC Article site have questions TJYanke 13 4 yearsSteve (3649): what @Rev said... Let me give you a little more ... if you have Google Analytic installed on your website, check your bounce rates regularly... your aim is to make this decrease over time. A High bounce rate indicates. 1. Your content isn't of interest to your audience. 2. The presentation of your content is turning people away. A high bounce rate could indicate one or both of the above ...
Analysis of keyword difficulty | webinar mcc 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): has quite a reputation for their hard core research. It can become quite technical at times, but almost always insightful if you can follow it. Let us know here what you learn @mcc, please.
What's the Best Webinar Software to Use? Belew 6 4 yearstienny (658): I never use those. I only use it to attend webinar.
Digital Storytelling Marketing in Shanghai Belew 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel I created the list. Now I have to research how to develop a better understanding of them, examples of them and how to create them. What did I get myself into?
Making a Product or Marketing it? Which is.. Belew 6 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Perhaps it involves the difference (is there one?) between professional marketing and organic marketing... And I wasn't thinking "contrary", rather "precise".
Bill's recommendation on Blog Post Titles dmortaz 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dmortaz Here you go... What do ___, ___ and ___ have in common? ________________________________________________ Can you pass this ___ Test? ______________________________________________________________ Top 10 Tips on ___ ___________________________________________________________________ Don't Buy the New ___ - Here's 5 Reasons Why _____________________________________________ How Oprah Does Her Laundry: Secrets Revealed ...
What Kind of Marketing Do You Do? Belew 6 4 yearsfredhoot (127): A professor of marketing at one of the colleges uses that as a byline
Pay for in person or cheap streaming Belew 23 4 yearsRev (5413): @fredhoot At the time I wrote that post I was not aware that a new television series called "Human", which deals with a similar theme, began today. Synchronicity.
Being sentimental or practical? Belew 6 4 yearsSteve (3649): In a previous life I chased the almighty dollar, I worked away from home for months at a time and I earned a massive salary ... and what did it get me, a divorce and outta the lives of my children full time ... Ask yourself these two questions. 1. Can you make money on other days? 2. Can you share in your friends day on another day?
What Can Be Better than Blogging? Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): True and makes sense.
Advice for a newbie Blogger Here andreyseas 5 4 yearsandreyseas (13): @belew Thank you! Very helpful. I noticed on YouTube, there are some very poorly produced videos on how to draft up the forms. I might sneak in some videos as well. Great idea.
How to Ask Better Questions jycmba 5 4 yearsRev (5413): Before asking your question(s), listen. Better questions naturally result. After you ask your question(s), listen again. People don't always answer the question you ask. Their answer(s) may not be the one(s) you need.
How to Create Good Titles for Your Posts Steve 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba Fine with me! Well done!
How to Create a Great Tagline for Your Site Belew 3 4 yearsmorrnel (697): Tag lines are a challenge for me. Usually I end up leaving them off.
Some feedback on a name for my Medicare site morrnel 5 4 yearstienny (658): Is there a better word other than Medicare?
How does fear propel you or hold you back? jycmba 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @AlyssaYoung Think about what you said. "...with what people think about me." If most (true) people are thinking about what people are thinking about means they are not thinking about the other person (you).
How to find great content ideas? Celinechel 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Celinechel Thanks for the resource. I am heading over to check it out. I am back. Which of these do you use? An idea I find useful among others is to put your blog topic in a Google news alert. Every time your blog topic pops up in the news you will be notified. and you will have something to write about.