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I'm bringing a concept from the US to Nepal. FrugalTravelsNepal 1 1 monthFrugalTravelsNepal (97): I escaped western life 9 years ago and have lived in Nepal for the past 8 years. I ended up getting a 14 room guest house about 5 years ago, just one year before the disastrous earthquakes of 2014. The guesthouse business was so good everyone who had to rebuild their home decided to make a guesthouse. So, rather than compete with the local people I've decided to do something different. I'm taking the furniture from our rooms and renting them...
How to manage your cloud hosting.? TrinaJones 1 3 monthsTrinaJones (1): We all know that AWS, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, etc. are among the best hosting providers and possess a good reputation in the hosting world. Beside this, it is also a fact that it can be a very tricky to host and manage the cloud hosting especially if your are newbie or not a techie guy. Even, some of the techie guy fell short in hosting and management of cloud hosting and that's where the managed cloud hosting platforms like Cloudways,...
which startups is most profitable in 2019 AlexSanchez 2 6 monthsRev (5413): The most profitable startups of 2019 will be those that are managed correctly by a dedicated, knowledgeable, innovative team of executives and managers serious about planning, policy, procedures, and outcomes. There isn't a niche that guarantees success or failure. The best niche for YOU is the one you are most passionate about. Do a little reading at From Website To Wealth for more.
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,...
Let's Discuss: Referrals -Giving & Receiving TParker 12 1 yearRev (5413): Another good form of engagement.
What's the Best Publisher sans agent? jmolan 16 1 yeargspieler (490): @Belew: You are very funny. Here is how it goes for most authors. We are responsible for cashing the check. I really don't care that I didn't make a lot of money on the book. It has served me very well. I learned early on not to expect to get rich writing a book...for most of us. We'll see what happens. In terms of the movie stuff, I had excellent representation. My agent has a contract with a major entertainment law firm in Los Angeles. I...
Best Testimonial Wordpress Plugin tienny 3 1 yeartienny (658): Hi Rev, Thanks for your kind advise. Did you use any testimonials plugin in your site?
How do you avoid creep with clients? Belew 12 1 yearSteve (3649): There should be no such thing as project creep... price your project properly and write your scope of works correctly and then when it starts to creep... mention that this addittional work forms a variation to order, price it and get it approved in writing before proceeding with it. I used to be a building estimator befor my time with thd imternet and was something of an expert at this... working around the world.
Replay: So, You've Written a Book SusanDay 9 2 yearstienny (658): @SusanDay Thanks. Just DM you.
Is there ever too much business? Belew 4 2 yearsSteve (3649): Thoughts... 80 percent of your profit comes from 20 percent of your customers... So if you are getting lots of business from this 20 percent group, then no you cannot have enough... but if you are taking on new clients that don't give you this profitability then you perhaps can have to many, especially if it stops you going for these profitable clients.
Unintentional truth rcayeras 2 2 yearsBelew (11716): Handling the BS factors has always been a challenge. 8-)
How to Get a Good Review Your Book jmolan 14 2 yearsBelew (11716): I was going to share some of the more memorable lines I got from @jmolan's book. But the more I read, and this is the simple truth, the more I found ... then I couldn't remember which ones I wanted to share or where I could find them. Guess that's why some books get read more than once. 8-)
Young Entrepreneur finding his way Doby92 9 2 yearsDoby92 (7): @susanday not sure what you mean by hand holding nor what you mean by action plan on my website? @rev im getting about that with the total number of leads i get on a monthly basis but then after that its about a 25/75. like i mentioned before i do a variety of things i would really love to be able to fully depend on just life insurance and keep doing the rest of what im doing but at this rate itll take forever. i have a company that has been...
Question of the Week - Got Answers? Belew 18 2 yearsTParker (529): Not marketing, but mom stuff- I would have sought diagnosis sooner and (different) medication later for my oldest.But he's cool now and we have a pretty good plan.
Why Do Large Groups Make Decisions Slowly? Belew 6 2 yearsrcayeras (439): Large groups rarely know when to stop and vote.
Have you noticed changes in social media? Steve 3 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): I've noticed that it is getting hard to build my Twitter numbers @Steve LOL @TParker the things people do! Mind you, I get a lot of marriage proposals via DM, which is tedious to say the least.
Why You Create Your Own Platform Online Belew 16 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve It is?
Taking Advantage of Freelance Sites Belew 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Lots of strategies will work. The operative word being work. They have to be worked.
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.
What is the most Impressive website? jmolan 10 2 yearsRev (5413): @Belew How much is your daughter and how much is just a proud father?
Should I Use Spellchecker Before Publishing? Caffus 11 2 yearsTParker (529): @Caffus When you consolidate your sites, take the opportunity to update and refine your content. Make sure everything is just the way you want it this time around.
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?
Invited to Fiverr HQ to learn. Should I go? Belew 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev If I charged you the going rate for room rent in my house, I could pay my mortgage with it and have some left over. No kidding. It's silly the prices here. But then, the only reason prices are so high is because people will pay them.
Stacked offer? Scarcity Principle Marketing jmolan 11 2 yearsRev (5413): "Strong demand has forced us to keep the offer open..." Translation: We didn't sell enough to cover our costs so we're keeping this live. "We're reopening our offer for just this week..." Translation: If you miss it we'll probably do this again next month. "This is exclusive for a select number of people..." Transltion: As many as we can sucker into signing up to our list. False scarcity is nothing...
How do you compensate for seasons in work? Belew 9 2 yearsRev (5413): Exactly. I earn my entire living from a desktop computer in my home or a laptop when I travel. And some of that comes from work contracted weeks, or months, or even years ago. Some residual income just keeps coming based on the initial work. Some requires updates to the work on a weekly or monthly or other, often flexible, schedule. Add regular contract or "pick-up" work to that -- stuff that pays once for the work you do once --...
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.
Ad Sense? Do you use? jmolan 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): The same adsense spend that was dispersed among 4 million bloggers 10 years ago is now dispersed among 80 million bloggers. It'll make you some money, but abt 1/20th of what it might have a long time ago = consider whether or not you want to dilute the content of your site by trying to get folks to click on smth related ... or not.
Starting off with a new service Natishafost 3 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Natishafost Your website and blog can do anything you want them to. Go for it, and let us know how you go!
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.
Have you refreshed your online profiles? TParker 6 2 yearstienny (658): @belew You are right. I choose to be present at website and learn to be more present at niche website as mentioned by @TParker. Since I choose to do animation and design work, I need to be present at behance also besides of website.
Please Tell Me an Easy Way to Succeed Online Belew 13 2 yearsRev (5413): @KathrynLang And it feels good, too! Making money is, then, just the bonus part.
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...
E&O/Professional liability coverage TParker 9 2 yearsTParker (529): Nope, setting sun here. ; )
Giving it away jmolan 3 2 yearsjmolan (478): Oh my you are so right on the horizon, I am usually not that sloppy, thanks. I will fix that before sending out the offer. My fans are used to me bouncing between boats and eagles. I have a couple diverse groups of fans. Deadliest catch fishing people and eagle/nature. It can be fun. So far it looks like seven new email sign ups since the offer.
Share a favorite quote? Rev Jump to first page287Jump to last page 2 yearstienny (658): @KathrynLang Even I wish to have great teamwork.
Is self publishing a good option? Natishafost 18 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): A self-publishing company is the contractor that builds your book that you are going to publish yourself. Indie-publishing is when you are the contractor. Hybrid publishing is a blend of self and traditional. A traditional publishing company is a home builder and you rent space. That may not be exact, but it is close. :D
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
Do you have seasons in your schedule? Belew 13 2 yearstleckels (16): The city that I live in has two kinds of weather, either its sunny and windy or cloudy and dismal. That's what you get when you live in a coastal valley in California.
Where Do I Invest 1st in Online Business? morningstar 16 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @morningstar I am in a similar position as you. I have invested in hiring someone to do small tasks but it hasn't always worked out. @Belew is right, if you generate great content it will be online forever. It will bring visitors to your site, then you design your sales funnel. At the moment, I am re-designing a site which has over 800 blog posts. The content is already there attracting new visitors, now I have to take the next step and...
Upsell - question about creation KathrynLang 7 2 yearsRev (5413): Would the technique be the "upsell" and the transaction the "upsale"? The absolute worst for me is the one that hits right after I pay for my product and attempt to download it, and it goes something like... "But wait! If you want the rest of your stupid product -- you know, the better videos or the bits that make it all hang together right, just pay $77 more and we'll let you have that part too. We love serving...
Sunday Always Feels Different than Mondays Belew 12 2 yearsBelew (11716): @gspieler I'd like to hear more abt your experience ... the good, the bad and the ugly. I am pretty sure that if I wanted to know more ... there are others like me who would want to know. Our target audience are the authors...
When I can't decide, I usually ... Belew 9 2 yearsTParker (529): I wonder if is the trap of the shoulds. "I should be doing X because someone else has had great success doing X." Or, "I know how to do Y, so shouldn't I be doing that with my website to make money?" Take some time to decide what your true and motivations are. If you have 5 ideas and each one is viable, then choose the one that has the most powerful hold on your heart and trust that you can make it happen.
Speaking to a group of Digital Nomads Belew 4 2 yearsTParker (529): Oh, Bill! Those young'uns need to hear from an elder now and then. Otherwise, they stay in their hip, cool echo chamber. I can think of a few recent (failed) ad campaigns that wouldn't have happened if there had been an adult with a little life experience in the room. Unfair generalization alert: The new generation of marketers has some mad skillz, but they don't have that life experience that comes from doing everything right and still getting...
How do you know if you are being effective? Natishafost 13 2 yearsMagieL (22): Thanks so much to all of you by being here! And thanks also for your quick responds. I feel much better now! Thank you, thank you, thank you!... And I did take a look at my blog. Sure enough, I don't have it. Now I will work on it to get it done. Thanks so much Belew! So glad found you here.
How do I choose a publisher for my book? Natishafost 5 2 yearsKathrynLang (370): @Natishafost - @Rev will definitely help you out with your website. As for finding a publisher, it depends on what you want and what you expect to get from the experience. Traditional publishers (the big five or those under their umbrellas) don't normally take manuscripts from authors. You'll have to find an agent first. Hybrid publishers, Indie Partnerships, and Vanity publishers are going to charge you a fee for publishing your book. You...
33 Universal Principles for Success numoquest 19 2 yearsRev (5413): @uzorhenry Even fluff can be used to stuff a pillow! :)
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.
To Invest or Not to Invest?? morningstar 9 2 yearsTParker (529): Absolute. Before you try to sell anything you have to have a clear understand of who will do the buying. :)
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.
Brands that help teachers make money Nonpareil99 3 2 yearsNonpareil99 (4): Dear Rev Wow, yours is stellar insight of above and beyond ...Your generosity shines. Thanks so much for your value driven sharing/ teaching. Sincerely, nicol
Striking while the fire's hot or ??? Belew 13 2 yearsSteve (3649): Instead of people purchasing a website they instead rent or lease one from me, it's 100% tax deductible as a bonus, been doing this since the nineties ... To purchase a website from me, costs upwards of $10K ... to give it some perspective.
FREE Live Stream Classroom Presentation Rev 1 2 yearsRev (5413): Today, and every Wednesday, at 3pm CT (4pm ET, 1pm PT) and 6am Thursday in Sydney. Feel free to join in and bring your questions. Connect by web link (best with microphone, speakers, and webcam) or smart phone: Link: Telephone: +1 408-638-0968 - Meeting ID: 673-163-244
Building freelancing client base - how to gspieler 14 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Rev I have been to all of these PLR sites. I see that some packages are very cheap. I'm assuming that the content is the same in each package - meaning that it could do harm to someone's website because it is not 100% original? I don't believe that many people will rewrite / edit each article that much. Mind you, I have a lot of content I could package up, and this has given me some great ideas. Thanks!
Good morning. My name is Mark Markmuk32 5 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Markmuk32 Hi Mark What brings you to the forum? And, who's that behind you!?
Writing job board Zerys dmortaz 5 2 yearsBelew (11716): @Fizzymidas Tips: be so good that they come looking for you.
Top Notch Image/Photo Resource Rev 6 2 yearsHappytweeting (10): @Rev thank you for the information, I am still completing my author new website. StockUnlimited arrived just on time!
My 9-year old daughter's site made $50 today Belew 6 2 yearsBelew (11716): @J81 Thanks for coming out last night. Good to see you. And thanks for the kind words. Encouragement is rare in this 'impersonal' online world. Hope to see you again soon.
Can you guarantee conversions? I can't. Belew 9 2 yearsBelew (11716): = inbound marketing at its best.
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 to Start a Business After Your Turn 40 Belew 25 2 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @zsazsa I agree about the need to take an inventory of your existence. For seniors 50+ who are searching for a second or third career try taking a long walk in the wilderness. I've done this myself. However, personally I needed to take over 20 of these long walks (3-4 hours each) before I was able to get some possible ideas for my own retirement lifestyle.
Using Language that Grandmother approves Belew 10 2 yearsRogerBruner (145): Saying nothing at all works! And for me "*G* is "grin."
Niche blogging skills for telemarketers Roz 5 2 yearsRev (5413): @Roz I had a look at your website and, I see you already have some good information posted. You are over the hump of getting the site itself in place. That's awesome, and the stumbling block that holds many people back. You've successfully turned it into a stepping stone leading your way forward. Your website does suffer from some significant issues that are limiting your exposure and/or keeping you from being found in search. These include...
Getting Started from scratch as a blogger leandro_molina 13 2 yearsSagekreyol (10): @leandro_molina we're using the same theme. I just got started myself in November. I hit a bit of a slump in February. My medium term aim is to publish an article every week. For this week, I'm trying to kick start and get an article out every day. Feedback: Create a simple blog post that describes your company, what your product is, who your target market is and how I buy it. If nothing else, cut and paste About Us and re-write it as a...
Getting started online as a poetry writer CharleneF79 3 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): @CharleneF79 I have written my inspiring autobiography. It is called Flight of a Lifetime and is a true story about #life #death #resurrection #horses #hope. It is mostly prose, but there are two poems in there: one I found and one I wrote :)
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.
Anyone using Snapchat? My1App 3 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): I have seen a few people using their Snapchat profile image on other social networks, but I have to be honest I don't know much about it. What benefits are there using Snapchat over other SM platforms? What are your experiences?
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.
What's your secret to high conversions? Belew 6 2 yearsSteve (3649): Conversions... in my opinion it all comes down to setting realistic expectations... just because you want to sell something to someone, doesn't make it a realistic expectation does it? Lets assume you want to sell a reasonably priced something or other ... your chances of making an initial sale are low... Whereas getting someone to sign up for something else, most likely free ... watch this webinar free and learn ... you give them your email...
How to get out of a funk CoolHandLuke 30 2 yearsphilipwatling (103): Thanks for the advise. I do agree though that relationships are everything and have proved very useful in the past. Once someone in the bank refused to let me withdraw money from a cleared cheque... A cheque that bounced a few days later! I believe he only did that because he knew me! I 'market' my book as one that brings hope and I hope that is a view that anyone can appreciate. Over the years on Twitter I have gathered some odd followers; I...
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...
Business Investing and Personal Finance gghai 3 2 yearsRev (5413): Welcome @gghai Looking forward to sharing with you as we go forward.
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!
How do you use AdWords? MartinTolovski 9 2 yearsBelew (11716): @gregoryamoshe Can you be more specific? Without naming names, of course.
#1 Reason You're Not Getting Your $ Worth Belew 26 2 yearseddievelez (268): Is Your Public Hearing What You Are Saying? “What if you said to your daughter, ‘What is wrong with you?’ when you meant to say, ‘What is troubling you?’ – WOW! That’s too big a mistake to make!” Jim Rohn Communication is crucial for anything to succeed. Try to build a loving marriage, raise a child, build a business or climb the...
Big C or Mr Christopher. truewords 4 2 yearsRev (5413): It looks like she's busy.
Fixing error in Wordpress Sydney Theme Sagekreyol 17 2 yearsRev (5413): @Sagekreyol Since it's a URL your RSS feed can be displayed just like any other link... text with a bit of HTML: WizardsPlace RSS Feed
Should I jump in? stevew407 4 2 yearsstevew407 (4): Do not recall ever seeing the email alerts or replies. Just came back on something else. So here is a quickie to just get started. Besides Travel also doing Airbnb too. Love to travel and have fun and want residual income or pennies a oage I saw today, but I think we know you can't get too much for free or without work? Something for nothing but what about the easy sales of a lot of hot air that is referred to a bit on these forums? I...
Work for Equity and Commission? Belew 5 2 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): @Bill Yep! Not worth it usually.
how to strategically sell a safety product ethel 7 2 yearsRev (5413): @TheRedKing Good advice, if about 8 months too late! I think Ethel, like her namesake, streaked in and streaked out in what might be called a drive-by posting.
READ FIRST Getting Started Here on the Forum jycmba 19 2 yearsBelew (11716): @GillesZimmermann Agreed ... this warrants its own thread. You do have a strategy ... that's great. Medium = social media using ... and you answered that well. How much of your process is automated? Perhaps that could be the title of the new thread?
How Much Do You Pay Yourself? Belew 14 2 yearstienny (658): 💨 this is always the issue. Now I have no choice except to restart as an intern. Because I know little bits of everything. It's time for me to focus in getting a job first. I feel bad about my website. I'm redoing the website. Just after I come out with a tagline, another job opportunity comes. Hope the company gives me the opportunity. I'm more than happy.
Where do you find recommended reading? Belew 24 2 yearsNebrgenius (25): I agree with you 😊 Win-Win 😉
Scamming New York Times is Doable Belew 12 2 yearstammysoffices (220): Sorry I should have clarified @belew - I meant the company who charged them 200K to purchase the 100K of books? How is that company making money (unless we are saying the books are free or $1)?
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 :)
Analytical Trick to Boost Content Marketing skappal 5 2 yearsskappal (70): @Steve Thanks for asking this question ! To an extent you are right in saying that the paper ads have outperformed all the other mediums (Ad channels) if we go by sheer numbers and how they add up. However, the premise of this analysis is not to simply look at the aggregations but to explore the relationships of these Add Mediums with the Products. This analysis explores the relationships in between the rows and columns. By transforming the...
Creating a Pleasurable Stimulus for Customer skappal 9 3 yearsSusanDay (2023): @Belew @skappal A webinar would be a great idea!
Internet Marketer and entrepreneur Svargo 4 3 yearsRev (5413): @Svargo What do you intend to do with all that wonderful learning?
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
scarcity principle in practice Belew 6 3 yearsBelew (11716): @jgerk I am pretty sure the numbers shown on Youtube views are not legit.
Sunnyvale, CA - Breakthrough Business Hour SunilBhaskaran 2 3 yearsBelew (11716): Sunil and I are regularly in the same room speaking, bantering, teaching. I have never seen a group of people sit in front of Sunil who hasn't learned something. Come as you are. Leave different.
My 7-yr old laptop is giving me problems. Belew 7 3 yearsalexchan (136): I'm a big Thinkpad user. Thinkpad T460s gets my vote. Workhorse, and great business notebook and for travel.
2016 Presidential Debate Marketing Technique alexchan 10 3 yearsalexchan (136): All reports point to the same thing. Video content will be king. Perhaps not now, but it will happen. There is no stopping it. @Rev those debate videos are transcribed and indexed. That's why the video search can search and more importantly bring you to where the words are said. It's a matter of time where videos content will be transcribed,...
Can you give yourself multiple brands? Belew 6 3 yearstienny (658): Me worst. I'm marketing myself as a creative, animator, designer, programmer, and even freelance assistant teacher.
Do you want to be a millionaire? Right. karlcoffield 3 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @karlcoffield Are you an older over 40 entrepreneur?
How do you maintain Quality Control? Belew 3 3 yearsBelew (11716): @bdaoust Any time someone says "If you are not satisfied bring it back and we'll make it right" you/I become their quality control arm. It is cheaper for them to do things over than to pay people to ensure their service/product is done right the first time. aRgh!!
New Service business w/ specific target marckovacs 4 3 yearsRev (5413): @marckovacs @Lloyd and @SusanDay offer good advice. Along with blogging, you want your own domain name and self-hosted website. If you don't already have a site, get one up asap that is good enough to get started. You can work on the details over time but you can't go back in time to get started earlier when you discover earlier would have been good. So, get started now!
Using video for your ad revenue? NicholasBodell 9 3 yearstammysoffices (220): I was able to see the video @belew - strange? It looks really interesting, not sure it can pick up like YouTube and would still like to connect it to YouTube (is that possible @NicholasBodell?). Also, can you do 'live stream', like host a 'show' and have guests or others on with you.
Got firsthand experience with crowdfunding? Belew 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Lloyd Very insightful. A big thanks for taking the time to write this up.
Have you ever paid for voice-over intro? tammysoffices 11 3 yearsjgerk (67): So glad that's sorted.:)
Oops.. I Did It Again, or Oops.. There It is jycmba 23 3 yearsRev (5413): @tammysoffices You are hereby reminded... Focus Friday live-streaming on Internet Marketing at 1:00 p.m. ET -- get session link here:
Another media giant goes down - Gawker Belew 4 3 yearsljsingh (19): I agree. Doing good and not making money at the expense of others is a great method to achieve success and be satisfied with what you built. :)
Understanding how to use Google Analytics Caffus 3 3 yearsCaffus (28): Ok thank you
How Do You Plan Your Week? jycmba 13 3 yearsCaffus (28): I take each moment as it comes. I try and do what I think is most important first.
Coaching Clients - What to charge Steve 13 3 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): Depends on the market and the pain points. Also.. fundamentally, the rate is up to you. Mr. Market will inform you in no unclear way if your rate is realistic.
Free versus Money Back Consult jycmba 7 3 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): I have tested out both models: Free and paid. It really depends on the target market and the solution being offered.
I Know, I Know - You Told Me So.. jycmba 11 3 yearsBelew (11716): @KitK All is well I hope!
Monkeys, Monsters, and Our Minds.. Oh My jycmba 9 3 yearsMagpie (19): Loved the talk. :) thanks @jycymba. I am quite the procrastinator. Thinking of planting banana trees to keep my monkey occupied.
Survey of 5000 entrepreneurs says risk taker Belew 5 3 yearsBelew (11716): "Upworthy’s rule is that you need to generate at least twenty -five headline ideas to strike gold."
When Do You Raise Your Rates? jycmba 9 3 yearsjycmba (2653): @Rev - oh, man! "Artists use lies to tell the truth!" :)
Sad abt losing something I never had Belew 11 3 yearsjycmba (2653): lol @Belew minutes 13:11 to 22:00 have the essence of what you might find worthwhile. But the rest of the interview is golden as well!
#hottip Tell us something that works for you Belew 27 3 yearsbdaoust (949): @SummerBay I am always learning something new about you!
For some a badge, for me embarrassing. You? Belew 21 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev I think they all noticed there was more food at the table than usual. And it finally dawned on them there was one less mouth.
How did you decide to hire your 1st coach? Belew 22 3 yearstienny (658): @tammysoffices Thanks for such distinction between mentor and coach.
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.
Does anyone know good traditional publisher? jgerk 13 3 yearsRev (5413): @Steve Thank you.
Want to make $100 from writing a list? bdaoust 8 3 yearsSummerbay (379): If you can think and talk fast, you can record your article and get it transcribed at for a dollar a minute.
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!
How to reach the senior entrepreneur Seniorpreneur 19 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @globalman22 Thanks for your honest comments given about my Seniorpreneur Project. This is probably the most difficult and frustrating project that I have ever taken on. I agree that there has been some reluctance on my part to keep moving forward. It's been a very frustrating journey so far. A case in point is my Blog: I stopped writing my blog in Jan./2015 after writing 36-Only monthly articles. In Canada...
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?
When were you last interviewed? Belew 7 3 yearsSteve (3649): Recently I seldom answer requests for interviews... however if you produce enough content this doesn't stop you getting featured on various websites as a go-to expert... Here is my latest one (click here)
Give versus Ask Marketing... gmccracken 2 3 yearsBelew (11716): @gmccracken It's better to give people smth and leave them wanting for more. As opposed to asking pepple to contact me and I'll tell you something you might want to know. Give or ask. Which do you think is a better marketing technique?
BPM and Marketing on digital Era cristobaltoro 4 3 yearscristobaltoro (1): Business Process Management :)
Starting Online After Early Retirement cpw1959 5 3 yearsRev (5413): @cpw1959 Yes. Seeds. It's always best to start with something you know and build from there. It doesn't mean you will end up doing that, but it is a good place to start. Whatever you do, if you are going to build something online, you want a solid foundation and you want it as early as possible. - domain name. It is better to choose wrong than not to choose at all. - hosting. You want good hosting that lets YOU build YOUR business YOUR...
Have you ever hired a coach? Belew 11 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
Can Social Media be useful to the Church Belew 3 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev I agree with you re:communication. But surprisingly, the church doesn't get it.
What is an Entrepreneur to You? jycmba 18 3 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba Up here being an employee is the exception.
Principles of Business Success Expert Tnavy 12 3 yearsTnavy (4): Copy. Getting it fixed now.
1st Payment from BN is in the bank, er, Pp Belew 5 3 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba We are good for a couple of months. After that another pow wow with BN HQ. I will opt for the 50/50 share ... and switch tactics to go Search friendly and long tail. Did you see my email re a young person in my church.
Webinar on 3/8 - Comment Rotation Belew 7 3 yearsBelew (11716): @bdaoust Been there, done mine.
How to find out the Content Strategist? tienny 10 3 yearstienny (658): @jycmba I'm looking for the people involved to complete their content for their company.
What's Your Mutant Super Power? jycmba 5 3 yearsBelew (11716): The more I think on this question the more I conclude I don't have a super power. Bummer.
How should I price my CM services? Runbillrun34 18 3 yearsRunbillrun34 (1): @jycmba I'd love to talk to Dyan. It doesn't look like she's active on Twitter. Facebook may seem too personal. Would you send me her contact info?
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...
Any recommends for intranet searchability? rcayeras 5 3 yearsrcayeras (439): @Rev Sorry for my late response - I ended up out of town with truly unreliable internet access. Thanks for the input. The in-house request has expanded to wanting to use DITA (which requires CMS) - which is severe overkill for single sourcing content and anything else. I don't think they have any idea what single sourcing is.
Transferring Weebly Website to Wordpress? TrueTeamEnergy 7 3 yearsRev (5413): @TrueTeamEnergy There are different things to know/do here. The first is: 1. Don't use Weebly or other "free" hosting services for your website. Of course, that ship has already sailed, so: 2. You could keep your Weebly site, if you really like it and don't think you could duplicate it in WordPress. Add a free WordPress blog ([url=Steve/wiz Rev. Stephen B. Henry PhD. From Website To Wealth ...
Beware of Strangers in Coffee Shops and ... Belew 8 3 yearsRev (5413): @Belew iPhone and a selfie-stick! ;o)
Percentages Mean Nothing in Case Studies ... Belew 7 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev I still like numbers ... The challenge is for them to really mean something.
I am lousy at customer service Belew 10 3 yearsozairakhtar (7): I used to tell them the clear reason behind "asking questions". Like, I tell them that if you can tell me about this then it will be more easy for me to deliver you that service effectively.
Challenge Fans & Make em Come Back For More jycmba 6 3 yearsMsRoRo (4): Open thread to view post.
What are Your Top Lessons Learned in 2015? jycmba 25 3 yearsBelew (11716): I know what I didn't learn in 2015. I still haven't learned to act my age. Does that count?
What's the Best Way to Make $ w/ Email List? Belew 7 3 yearslunar_ranger (586): Targeted selection, and lead nurturing through carefully designed and deployed e-mail drip campaigns... and doing something nice for the other person too.
MailChimp, Constant Contact or ??? HELP Belew 3 3 yearstienny (658): How about google or mail poet?
Free Inbound Marketing Course tienny 11 3 yearstienny (658): @belew I learn the meaning of inbound marketing. It is to produce value to the visitors that lead to visitors, conversion and finally sales.
Best Christmas Presents for Marketers Belew 14 3 yearsBelew (11716): I reckon I need to go to Santa Cruz or Monterrey or Half Moon Bay to get some videos to show off our beaches.
What Do You Listen to When You Work? Belew 5 3 yearstienny (658): Quiet and solitude is better for my productivity.
A Marketer is an Evangelist is ... Belew 9 3 yearsshahin (13): Every experience in life teaches us things about ourselves or new skills.
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.
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True.. jycmba 5 3 yearsmorrnel (697): @jycmba, there are a few websites capable of installing browser based malware onto your system. Once installed, like Win 10, they quickly learn. I wonder if that is what is going on.
Teach Me How You Do Digital Visualization Belew 6 3 yearstienny (658): @belew Ups. Sorry to mix it up. Thanks to explain it's not.
Best Inspirational Video Ever. Have You Got? Rev 5 3 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thanks for the inspiration. :) @Belew I understand. Even I am going through recharge and re-energize. Because burnt out is so devastating. @SusanDay Wow. It takes so long to take the mindset to begin and change own life.
How Do You Decide Who You Can Coach jycmba 4 3 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba Money speaks to commitment also. I once asked a student to write me a check for $1000. I told her I would give her a reasonable assignment and instructions on how to complete it. If she did what I told her I'd give her the money back She did and I did. Is the mentee willing to have skin in the came, demonstrate commitment in a tangible way? This is important. How do you decide?
Just Because It Looks Easy Doesn't Mean ... Belew 3 3 yearstienny (658): My experience is it takes time. Your this question really helps me to write a post in my blog at :)
Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma Recovery Chat jycmba 5 3 yearsjycmba (2653): lol - the most recent sequel of REC (Spanish zombie series) was on a ship. It wasn't pretty.. I'm watching Hard Eight - a sleeper with Gwnyneth Paltrow that has high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and stumbled on recently following curiosity about her career.
Thankful or Grateful jycmba 8 3 yearsBelew (11716): Cruising in the Mediterranean on Thanksgiving Day... we figured it be just another cruise day. Nope... HAPPY THANKSGIVING banners were hung ... and we were stuffed with turkey ... or was it the turkey that was stuffed ... or maybe both I think.
China Aims to Create New Global Holiday Belew 24 3 yearsBelew (11716): Why would/should I go to Nanjing Lu to interview someone?
Traveling Overseas to Deliver Training Belew 2 4 yearsjycmba (2653): Lol - that's been a recurring topic for me lately.. " trusting the process" Years ago, I left the Navy not sure of what came next. That led to odd jobs until eventually getting hired in my first job. After a lay off, I wondered if I could finally go into business for myself. Eventually, I start helping owners to buy / sell businesses and teaching students online how to start their own field inspection businesses. Came across the...
How Do I Build My Personal Platform Online? mhamburg 14 4 yearsLenderman33 (250): LOL - You guys are great :P
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...
Guaranteed 733% Return Gotta Be Scam Right? jycmba 20 4 yearsCynthia (31): Add me to the list! Cynthia
Simple yet effective conversion formula yathso 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @KitK Why not recommend an affiliate based on the page the visitor enters your site at?
It's easy to create a fake business, but... Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): @SusanDay If you get a chance to read the article you will see it's a business online with fake likes from Facebook and fake followers on Twitter and fake positive reviews on Yelp...and so on. The email box fills up and the phone rings but there really is nothing to sell.
How Do You Deal With Client Flip-Flops? Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve That's the same conclusion I came to. Price went up.
Marketing, Psychology & Emotional Triggers Lenderman33 10 4 yearstienny (658): @belew I do agree to provide valuable information.
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...
Do You Have Experience with Joint Ventures? Belew 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel One of the students in our VIP class is an attorney....
Content Marketing Forum w/ love fm Nigeria Stephanie 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Stephanie It's a great idea. One of the best reasons to have a website is to solve problems for people. And it seems you have a solution to a problem. Start with getting a domain. Then get self-hosting. Then install WordPress. Then come back here for the next steps.
How Barbara Corcoran Hacked Her PR Growth yathso 11 4 yearsyathso (43): any way to leverage your oversea assistants to get the emails and contact information?
What do I do with 100K real email addresses? Belew 17 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Retortal Take your time... but more than the results of the email ... I am interested in how Retortal can make my life better. Can you share that? Not how you change people's lives, but how you HAVE changed their lives.
My 1st Email Marketing Try. Feedback? Belew 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Steve I will see if I can pull off once/week before trying twice/week.
Using a Ghost Writer for Blog Content Davia 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Davia Did you find your ghost writer? How is s/he working out for you?
Who Does Email Marketing Right? Got ideas? Belew 4 4 yearsmorrnel (697): Email marketing? Someone I hear from about once every two weeks to a month. Never tries to sell me anything. Emails I look forward to? My wife, family, friends, colleagues and trading partners. A good campaign? Please don't sell to me, not even indirectly. Improved open rate? Delete those who don't. What @Rev said.
Salary Guide for Marketers and Advertisers Belew 12 4 yearsmorrnel (697): @lunar_ranger makes good points. I'd like to understand the real reason Robert Half published this chart. Create envy? HR, or what ever you want to call them these days, has a very tight reign on salaries. The numbers for corporate America will be very different from a small business. Most importantly, don't let these number either encourage or discourage you. They are just numbers.
How Far Ahead Do You Plan? Belew 8 4 yearsbdaoust (949): @tienny Absolutely
How to Get Over Being Camera Shy Belew 9 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thanks for the tips. Even I have camera shy too.
Poor man's content curation ! RSS Plugin dmortaz 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev When relationships are built, forgiveness is not needed where well-earned boldness is displayed. Thanks for sharing!
Strategizing Content for Baby Boomers Belew 8 4 yearstienny (658): @belew Thanks for the statistics. Too much computer usage really drains me. 💨 I wonder which category so I belong to?
Easy to create a Fake business mcc 12 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): @Belew I worked for one of the largest review sites in the world- if there is a gray area, its been explored...
App Google Analytics tienny 3 4 yearstienny (658): @belew thank you.
How Do You Create Reciprocity in Marketing? Belew 20 4 yearsBelew (11716): Ideally you would partner with someone you can trust the partnership with ... ideally. But in actuality ... doesn't always play out that way.
Who does video marketing right? Belew 17 4 yearstienny (658): @jycma Thank you for your suggestions.
How To Apply to Become a LinkedIn Influencer Belew 11 4 yearsjycmba (2653): @Steve - seems like they've gone the way of FB, Twitter & other platforms i.e. "pay to play"?
E-Commerce Metrics Infographic Steve 4 4 yearsbdaoust (949): @Steve These are absolutely great - source? Who?
When did you last publish smth while angry? Belew 9 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): Quite possibly. Maybe we shape our physical world from the madness, longing, and desires in our hearts. The physical manifestation of our world may run parallel to how we conceive our own lives.
Have You Been Kicked Out of Social Network? Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): They hate Christians there. I played the game... promoted, interacted, pushed, voted, engaged... but whenever I brought up the fact I was a Christian they were on my like ugly on ape. One day I woke up, visited... and found I was banned. No reason given. No recourse.
How long will you watch a video online? Belew 2 4 yearsmorrnel (697): I avoid streams whenever possible as it forces me to be at a certain place at a certain time. I like to see the video in about 30 minute units. I download play it a 1.2x to 1.25x as there is always plenty of dead space. That way I can watch a 30 minute video in 20-25 minutes. If you don't have my attention in the first 5 minutes I usually stop.
The Business Mindset Steve 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev I fixed the orginal thread so it can be enlarged.
Our Own Bill Belew Shares His Journey jycmba 7 4 yearstienny (658): Love this inspirational videos. Thanks @jycmba to record this and those involved in the videos.
InfoLinks - Speak To Me Please... notyourmomscloset 21 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Sandy What @Steve says. Cutting and pasting your spiel earns you no love. my next step is to delete your propaganda. We want to learn why you are good not what you do. one last try for you.
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.
Anatomy of a Successful Email Campaign Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): Flying out the door. Kicked in the backside by the missus...not.
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.
10 Most Popular Content Marketing Threads Belew 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): This thread is harder and harder to keep current. Should I just go by thread count, or.... deep interest? I don't know.
What to Know if You are Asked to Endorse a . Belew 3 4 yearstienny (658): Thanks for this
Selling on ClickBank bdaoust 8 4 yearsKris (1): Just the marketing text from clickbank, I have no experience with Anyone has experience ?
What's Best Practice for a Press Release? dmortaz 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): The top 5 services for distributing press releases:
Missing a Successful Social Media Habit? Belew 17 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thank you for your suggestions and advise :)
Content Syndication vs Content Curation dmortaz 6 4 yearsBelew (11716): This article says you need these five skills to curate content effectively: He says... Be curious. Be observant. Be fickle. Be thoughtful. Be elegant.
Embed Newsletter into Wordpress tienny 13 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev Thank you and appreciate your knowledge.
15 Riskiest Places to Use Your Cell Phone Belew 11 4 yearsrcayeras (439): From the happy screaming I hear during the day when I step outside (current contract is about 2 blocks from there) . . . some people find it attractive.
Where Not Everybody Knows Your Name.. jycmba 7 4 yearstienny (658): Those whom I feel the connection.
Let them write the content | Getting UGC dono2081 Jump to first page42Jump to last page 4 yearsBelew (11716): It's kind of like buying a new car. As soon as you do you notice a bunch of the same kind of cars. more and more ppl are popping up all around me wanting to know what how to create a community. Who else is wanting to do what you are doing?
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.
Best Practices for Editorial Calendars Belew 2 4 yearsbdaoust (949): I use to organize my tasks - kind of an editorial calendar. That way I can share "duties" with my virtual assistant, or partners on projects I also use Editorial Calendar as a plugin for my WordPress sites - but it is just for scheduling my posts for a particular site. Do I stick to it? not exactly but I do glance at them daily.
Are You a Content Marketing Nail Goblin? Belew 11 4 yearstienny (658): I have been having a hard time to understand Lol. Now I understand its meaning.
How Does Storytelling Help Your Business? jycmba 11 4 yearstienny (658): @jycmba you are welcome. I can understand your feeling of being tongue tied.
Helping Others Benefit from Social Proof jycmba 13 4 yearsBelew (11716): I get the whole social proof thing. but i also know that just because something is popular doesn't mean it is also good. How do you distinguish between the masses are recognizing something as great and the crowd is riding the wave of a fad?
How to decide when a talk is going nowhere? Belew 4 4 yearsDavia (37): @belew it makes total sense, but there is a huge sense of relief when you do let go, Its a huge weight you have been carrying around and didnt know it. At least thats the way it is for me or has been
How do you handle your nerves? Belew 5 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): @Belew How did it go?
It Takes 9 months for marketing to work, so Belew 17 4 yearstienny (658): Ok. I don't hire the mentor. The person willingly mentors me. Glad to have @jycmba schedule his time to chat with me. Is it good to make a shoutout?
What do you do when clients go weird on you? Belew 14 4 yearstienny (658): @bdaoust you have a point too.
How do you set your Marketing Fee? tienny 6 4 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba @tienny. Plz take him up on this. It'll give you the clarity you need.
Should Startup Invest in Content Marketing tienny 18 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Thanks
Help a Newbie in content marketing start Collinskm 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Collinskm What is it you want to do online? With your website? How would you like to change the world? Seriously?
Content Marketer's Chinese Opp - Tourists Belew 23 4 yearsSteve (3649): @SusanDay welcome ... I'm the quiet one that sits in the corner doing his own thing, that you are never quite sure about but who you have to watch because of that feeling you just can't put your finger on ...
Can Twitter Beat Google in Providing Traffic Belew 14 4 yearsSteve (3649): Simple answer: Yes Twitter can send more targeted traffic to your website than Google. Long answer ... it takes time to work Twitter... you need to follow the people that make up your target audience, you need to create a whole pile of content so that you can engage your audience with it via tweets. If you target audience is exposed to your tweets often enough they will check your content out. Also, being active and seen to be active on...
How do you prevent stress? or do you? Belew 15 4 yearstienny (658): I'm learning to manage my stress. I've been forgetful.
FREE Webinar - Breakthrough in Sales - #4 Belew 1 4 yearsBelew (11716): You are in the right place if you are looking at selling more and to the right people. How do you sell more and still remain true to yourself, your values and what is right for others? Join us this Friday for this webinar. <= Click to RSVP Sunil's techniques apply to online (internet) and offline sales. Learn: * The secret starting point in sales that most people...
Hiring Social Media for Freelancers tienny 3 4 yearstienny (658): Please let me think how to say it.
Is Crowdfunding a Legitimate Way to Start Up tienny 6 4 yearstienny (658): @nicosuccess @belew Thanks
How Bold Are You? Don't Try This at Home. Belew 6 4 yearstienny (658): Even I need help in this.
Help Wanted: Marketing Managers-Salary $84K Belew 4 4 yearstienny (658): I enjoy telling stories.
Get Heard, Read or Watched? Pick one. Belew 8 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Then perhaps, "Rank these three in order of personal priority, state "why" and indicate level of competence for each." Then, instead of picking just one (which I cannot), this allows all three to be considered, while allowing that priority and competence may not rank in the same order. I use all three and would gladly take 100 people in any of those settings. I would embrace whichever one is available and leverage to...
How Do Marketers Sell Sticker Shock? Belew 6 4 yearsBelew (11716): @MLHarris Use credit to buy a toy? For an 8-10 year old?! I reckon there are people who will do that. If that were the case the $520 toy just got 14% interest tacked on. It's a marketing challenge perhaps to convince would be buyers that it's worth buying now whether you can afford it or not. Do you think marketers are irresponsible when they try to get people to buy who can't?
How Do You Make Friends at Work Online? Belew 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Here! Here!
2nd Webinar - Very Influential Person Series Belew 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): This webinar will be happening in abt 3 hours. 10 am PDT. Friday July 18. @SunilBhaskaran will be leading it. He always has something productive to share. See you on the webinar. ...or not. As most know...even you can't be on the webinar if you sign up you can get the recording to listen to or watch when the time is right.
Is Long-term Residual Income a Myth Belew 21 4 yearswcsconcierge (10): Well, I see an at least potential distinction between promotional event and pitch fest ... I am not sure how to shape the distinction but I know that it would not be about recruiting or team development. People aren't dumb (or at least I like to assume!!). Every business, has a compensation model. Whether you are brick n mortor, internet or home based - it's not a business if no one gets paid. I am talking about the value of products being...
If You Recommended One Business Book.. jycmba 24 4 yearsjycmba (2653): @Belew - "When the student is ready, the teacher appears.." Sometimes it's not just our content or the audience, the stars may not have aligned yet, and they're simply not ready for it - and sometimes may never be for whatever reason.. For the longest time I had no interest in the Mad Men series but lately I wanted to peer into the mindset of that era. That, of course, inspired this LinkedIn post which highlights what's different...
18 Awesome Podcasts for Content Marketers Belew 5 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): @Belew He throws off a surfer/hippy vibe, although a little disorganized he has great insights.
When Friends / Workers Go Weird on You Belew 7 4 yearsmorrnel (697): What @dono2081 and @Tashagabrielle said... You have control over exactly one person in your life. Yourself. Ask questions, What did I do to cause this to happen? What is going on in that person's life to cause it to happen? Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
What Anniversaries Do You Celebrate? Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Congratulations
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
How to Title a Podcast about Entrepreneurs jycmba 9 4 yearsrcayeras (439): Buy me!!! You know you want to.
What is content marketing Steve 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba And you have a great group to copy from here!
How to Increase Facebook Likes Addy_walls 20 4 yearsjycmba (2653): @Hoda - you're quite welcome! I'm constantly on the lookout for "best in class" - that's why I knew @Belew would be happy with Chris Ducker's outsource program!
Needs to Know of Facebook Advertising? Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): It takes me years to grow my Facebook fan page to 78 people.
I am a really lousy negotiator so I ... Belew 15 4 yearstienny (658): Even I prefer win win situation.
Where to Find a Facebook Expert Steve Jump to first page45Jump to last page 4 yearsmorrnel (697): That works.
What Do Wish Someone Told You About Business jycmba 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): In reply to the title ... what do you wish someone had told you about business. I wish someone had told me their telephone number and that i could call them anytime I had a question or just wanted to think out loud. My first business was creating a language school in Japan in my 20s. there was no one around me to help me, advise me, give me feedback. My dad who had created his own business was $2/minute phone calls away...not an option. I...
7 Headline Gimmicks That Can Hurt Your Brand Belew 5 4 yearsmorrnel (697): @Belew, I agree with #2. Tonight I was at the airport and requested an Uber. None available. Never ever had this problem before. So, I am thinking, are all the Muslim and Christian drivers not working in retaliation of Uber dancing the streets after the homosexual marriage decision? I took a taxi.
REPORT - 0-60,000/month Unique Visits 2-yrs Belew 10 4 yearsdmortaz (145): Thanks for sharing bill! I also second their strategy which combines good content with advertising.
How Do You Deal with Seasons at Work? Belew 12 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Somethings just don't have an off switch. The sun, for example, thankfully. So don't fret about it. Adapt to it -- you surely have by now -- and don't let other people's routines bug you. As we used to say, "Do your own thing, man!" @lunar_ranger Thank you. I have found my place and I live it. It works for me. Not for everyone though. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."...
What do you use for WP Landing pages? dmortaz 11 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dmortaz Why do you want to make landing pages as opposed to creating good blog content with each post having a clear Call to action?
Help! I am a terrible judge of character Belew 20 4 yearsdono2081 (187): and why would you do it for someone else? I dunno ... sometimes people miss the G,BO -- glaringly, blindingly obvious.
Free Social Media Kit ... sorta Rev 13 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): @Belew HubSpot Academy click here
What's Your Plan B? If not this then that... Belew 6 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): Water doesn't resist it flows.
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.
What Will You Be Teaching 6 Months from Now? Belew 9 4 yearsSteve (3649): I once used cave paintings as the earliest known examples of content marketing ... but I've never run a class about Jesus and anything ... lol
How Do You Make Your Email List Work for You Belew 26 4 yearsbrandnub (34): @belew Working on making the one liner into a better marketing statement. A big THANK YOU :-) Would you say it differently? Your advice?
Wordpress Blog Domain tienny 5 4 yearstienny (658): @Rev What will happen if click the "Go Premium" button at the free wordpress blog? Will it retain the current statistics?
Emotional Roller Coaster Rides Online Belew 8 4 yearstienny (658): I almost can't handle it. Thank God for some people to help me to stand up.
What would you do with 45 like-minded people Belew 11 4 yearstienny (658): Same as @hazelwood :)
Advice for my blog page labellecleo 9 4 yearstienny (658): @labellecleo At first I thought I want to hide. But I can't find any appropriate name. On second thought, I choose to use own name to treat it as my portfolio.
What's the best outbound marketing strategy? Belew 14 4 yearsBelew (11716): @rcayeras I have had more than 3,000 people on my web site at the same time... does that count?
If You Think an Expert is Expensive, Wait... Belew 9 4 yearsRev (5413): My wife has often heard me pine, "Why do I have to learn everybody else's job just so I can be sure I am getting what I pay for!" We have demeaned the value, the meaning, of words and as a result, I think, we pay the price. A webmaster isn't ANYONE who manages a website. A webmaster is one who MASTERS the craft of managing a website. Recognizing that there is a craft, a protocol, a set of requirements, in doing any task is the first...
What's the Best Webinar Software to Use? Belew 6 4 yearstienny (658): I never use those. I only use it to attend webinar.
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".
How to handle stepping outside expertise Belew 10 4 yearsBelew (11716): Speaking to this room full of elderly folk was great fun. They were cut ups, they interrupted me, they poked fun, they were not PC, they laughed out loud ... they wanted to stay around for me to do more ... but the champagne was calling. And I didn't have to compete with whatever they might have been looking at on their cell phones! I wish I had more engaged crowds like them.
A Quick Example of How C.M. Works. Steve 5 4 yearsRev (5413): @Steve Nice.
B2B Marketing Automation Platforms '15 Guide Belew 1 4 yearsBelew (11716): This is a big .pdf file ... as if you didn't have enough to read. B2B Marketing Automation Platforms 2015: A Marketer’s Guide Take a peek inside the big dog marketing associations to see what it is they offer and how much of it they offer and ....
How Much of US Online Content is Original? Belew 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel People have been wondering why Google does what Google does for a long time. But then with 1,000,000,000,000+ pages to index you can't expect them to get everything right, can you?
Thank God It's Monday Belew 11 4 yearstienny (658): I love Monday because I enjoy my work. When the Monday is public holiday, I feel disappointed because no concentration.
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
Case Study - Online Wedding Site jycmba 5 4 yearsBelew (11716): @jycmba Agreed. Tell them I have conducted more than 900 weddings while living in Asia.
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.
Learning from Our Messes or Failures tienny 6 4 yearstienny (658): @jycmba I have the deviantart and behance. However, mostly, now I upload to behance and pinterest. Thank you to include me to your board. I have just followed you :)
Becoming a Customer of a Client Belew 6 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Continue to stay in the course
95 Stories of Failure ... Seriously Belew 5 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Thanks
Members of the 400 Posts Club Belew 19 4 yearsrcayeras (439): The one I've been doing for a client for two years - does that count? Please? Darn, posting #2 that's less than 400. :(
If You Could Speak to a Room Full of ... Belew 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): I will also take a room full of business owners with a vision and a budget, too! Gosh I'll even take people who have a budget but don't know what to do. 8-) The group I don't like is the one where every one wants something for nothing. No time investment, no effort expended and no money.
10 Page Social Media Tactical Plan Belew 8 4 yearstienny (658): Ha Ha Ha :D me too. I only manage to read some.
KPCB Internet Trends Report 2015 Belew 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev You can download a PDF version. I think that's the link I gave above.
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 Write Site Character Design tienny 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @tienny As you can see I have 100s of images of my Wilby character. I could write several posts on EACH of them.
my domain name differs from another by dash labellecleo 9 4 yearstienny (658): Good discussion and learn something from this.
Top 20 Twitter Accounts by NYSE Companies Belew 4 4 yearsBelew (11716): @morrnel It will also explain why what they do in their world affects so many others in another world.
Same Google Analytics & Adsense into website tienny 3 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Thanks a lot for this info :) I feel relieved.
Business Blueprint for Blogging SunilBhaskaran 4 4 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): You are welcome! The pleasure was all mine!
What to do when stiffed by a client Belew 8 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Great will be your reward in... oh, 86 that! Get a baseball bat! My friend in Jersey says people love baseball so much they are moved to just pay you right away when they see you coming!
Business Blogging Success by the Numbers Belew 20 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Thanks a lot for the pictures.
new resource to get a virtual assistant Steve 5 4 yearstienny (658): @Steve Thanks for sharing it. What are the required information do we need to provide to the infographer?
HubSpot blogging and outbound marketing rcayeras 22 4 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Define/describe your product/service.
When to Expand the Services You Offer Belew 8 4 yearsBelew (11716): The Chinese say that if you put your feet in 2 boats you will end up in the river. Do one thing right before doing another. 5000 years of wisdom ought to be heeded, eh?
10 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Site [LONG] Belew 4 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Even I agree in respect.
6 Things Authentic Companies Do Right Belew 5 4 yearsAlyssaYoung (148): @dzflower453 Maybe it's not included in the list because companies need to improve in courtesy!
Challenges of Starting a New Job Belew 8 4 yearsMavika30 (43): Every time I take on a new job / responsibility, I need to remind myself to kindly forgive myself for what won't get done as a result. It is always oh-so-tempting to believe we can do it all. But truth is, we need life teams to keep getting things done. Keep open channels of communication within your family!
1st Thing Every Monday Morning, I Want to .. Belew 12 4 yearsAlyssaYoung (148): What I do: Get out of bed and make the coffee, unless my husband beats me to it. If he does beat me to it, I wake up and pet my cats. What I want to do: Pretty much those exact things. If I could do those things while on a camp ground, that would be better.
Coffee Shop Business AlyssaYoung 8 4 yearsSteve (3649): @Rev Sounds like a win, win to me ...
Lots of cool things come from Silicon Valley Belew 7 4 yearstienny (658): @Belew Thank you for your birthday wish. 🎂 here is a cake for you. My husband and son are celebrating my birthday eating ramen in the mall nearby our house.