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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,...
Must I have a website/domain host? julesthoughts 4 1 yearRev (5413): @julesthoughts I take it from what you said that you have a blog site on That is a great place to start and, for many, a great place to stay. Should you ever decide to move to a self-hosted WordPress site, moving your content is a breeze. As Bill said, you really can't do business from the free WordPress blog site. It's against their rules and just difficult to do. They offer (overpriced) upgrades that will let you add business...
Do I Need a License to Promote Coaching? Natishafost 16 2 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): Pay heed. What Bill says above is about as clear as you can make it or get it. People will typically pay for 1. an intriguing future 2. things that line up with their value or 3. both of the above.
E&O/Professional liability coverage TParker 9 2 yearsTParker (529): Nope, setting sun here. ; )
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...
33 Universal Principles for Success numoquest 19 2 yearsRev (5413): @uzorhenry Even fluff can be used to stuff a pillow! :)
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. :)
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!
What's cheap can't be .... Something? numoquest 3 2 yearsnumoquest (28): Might be a nice idea. Honored for the idea. Thank you :)
Product Tested Product Reviewed teresadeck81 1 2 yearsteresadeck81 (1): Im Teresa and I'm a 35 year old wife and mom. I have two great kids and a awesome husband and I just found my niche in life. I love writing reviews. Now I've only done small scale products to this point but I would really like to Branch out more. In a larger scale. I'm having a great time doing this and I'm up for my next big challenge. If anyone knows someone who can help me or point me in the right direction that would be great
Gottogo history. Can you guys help me out Gottogo17 6 2 yearsFreedomSeekers (4): @Gottogo17 If I may; your company vision is helping others by giving back something they need... Like transportation. Your services will provide rides to people on off hours when there's no bus service to and from work. The name of your company is quite unusual, and highly affected if you marketing it in the right Metro areas. So my question to you is how are you planning on branding your vision. What things do you have in place to...
Writer's Block: The Blinking Cursor Fizzymidas 8 2 yearsBelew (11716): Try your spam folder. There's always something there worth calling stupid ... but don't click thru. 8-)
Affiliate Marketing lunar_ranger 9 2 yearsSusanDay (2023): @lunar_ranger Regardless of who or what affiliate link you use, if no one finds your site you won't make any money. I know you have to have a solid, well-populated blog to get real organic traffic to your site. Once your blog has great quality posts then Google will start sending people to it. Only then will they click on your links. Otherwise how are people going to find you and make your affiliate links work? If you pay advertising to...
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...
Coach or teach? Which do you do best? Belew 22 2 yearsBigPoppi (100): Maybe I should stock MeetUps? LOL
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...
Do Coaches need to do marketing differently? Belew 9 2 yearsBigPoppi (100): The market has changed and those that know their stuff don't have to do the old dog an pony show anymore. I wish I would have followed some of my buddies years ago with the high end coaching. No need to publish all this content and create cheap white paper products to put them in your funnel and then send an enormous of amount of email follow-ups, etc. Business owners want answers and access to your Rolodex on how to get things done. They...
Professional Tagline tienny 17 2 yearstienny (658): Finally, I choose the tagline 'Creating a Generation of Creative & Logical Storytellers' and have updated my site's tagline.
How do you deal with rejection? Belew 5 3 yearsalexchan (136): Rejection is just part of life. It's part of the Law of Averages. If you think success rate is 10%, so the more rejections you get, the closer you are to getting a bigger absolute 10%. Like peterneeves said... it's nothing personal. I've rejected others often. If not, I'll be walking out with a new car everytime I walk into a car showroom. After rejection... sure you feel down. But after that, move on.
Disabled flyfishing neurosurgeon. ThomasPurtzer 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Blogging is more like brain dumping.
Spiritual Business Coach for self-healing .. Cindysharp 5 3 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): Hi Cindy, Great to have you here. I work with Bill - we have coaching programs and I have coached coaches to become successful. Be sure to attend our meetups and live webinars in the future. Or feel free to ask questions. Much kindness, Sunil
How did you get into the coaching business? Belew 12 3 yearsSunilBhaskaran (283): I started coaching in 1991. I was obsessed as I got to meet people in the therapy and consulting industries. Back then.. we did not know what to call what we did. There were terms like consultant, leadership consultant, etc. My first mentor was extraordinary and I knew that I wanted to work with him when he almost nonchalantly intervened between an Israeli and a Palestinian member of his audience. They shook hands when they heard my mentor...
Barnes & Noble Cures Desires to Write a Book Belew Jump to first page36Jump to last page 3 yearsBelew (11716): @bdaoust Thanks for sharing!
Strategic Planning & Business Analysis tienny 4 3 yearsRev (5413): @tienny Go to and search for wizardsplace in the search bar (top center) to find my profile link. You will find all my replays there.
How did you decide to hire your 1st coach? Belew 22 3 yearstienny (658): @tammysoffices Thanks for such distinction between mentor and coach.
Did you Register to Write for Us? bdaoust 9 3 yearsBBest4u (67): @bdaoust I'm thinking the first article will be on the topic: How we Define and Measure Success
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...
Blogging Ecosystem in Healthcare Tech chrisleffler 5 3 yearschrisleffler (37): @Dave009 Since I am looking for blog posts, I am assuming a google search is sufficient unless there are blogs I could only find through Social Media. Please help me if I am missing a major point. Thanks.
Best advice from a college professor Belew 24 3 yearsSeniorpreneur (226): @Belew At the present time I want seniors 50+ to be inspired. As you say most seniors don't know what they want. One influential retirement site with 1,600 members shows that when transitioning to retirement many are either bored,get anxiety or in extreme cases become depressed. They definitely need help before they are ready to tackle any challenging business project. @jycmba Yes, Thanks very much for the heads up on the Facebook Group called...
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!
For bloggers who like writing about software rcayeras 5 3 yearsrcayeras (439): I'm sharing ad ad that I saw. I'm not the one looking for the blogger. I sometimes post them when I see something - well, it's not for me, but I bet someone on this forum can do it. These ads are best responded to as soon as possible - they tend to make decisions quickly. My experience with these postings - you're talking to the hiring manager, who could be a Director or higher. As far as how to respond, what information to provide - it's a...
Switch to Competetive Intelligence nmasand 5 3 yearsjycmba (2653): Hi @nmasand - I don't know much about your industry, but I would start by looking at associations for folks in market research. There you can connect with individuals who are working in that field, and they'd be the best source of practical advice. A quick glance shows 761 groups for marketing research in LinkedIn.
You're Not Going to Like This .... Belew 26 3 yearsSusanDay (2023): I got the same email but I didn't get paid.
Hire a Commenter for BN posts Belew 7 3 yearsbdaoust (949): @Belew If it is your admin then that is where we should do it. Trust factor is important
Contract for WordPress writer/developer, TX rcayeras 1 3 yearsrcayeras (439): I'm just posting the job. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact the recruiter directly. Here's the email I got. I am contacting you today hoping that you may be interested or know of a friend or colleague that would have an interest in a position we are currently engaged in recruiting. Here are the details: Web Blog Developer – WordPress, HTML, CSS We have an immediate project opportunity in the...
How do we write interesting articles faster? jycmba 8 3 yearsBelew (11716): When I have a shorter shelf life, I reach out to a 5r who can deliver more in a shorter time span.
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?
Why do I feel guilty doing the easy way? Belew 3 3 yearsSusanDay (2023): Because... it's in the struggle to succeed that we truly grow and develop, and not in the success itself. ..... grasshoppers ....
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?
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.
Have You Ever Fired a Friend? Belew 12 3 yearsBelew (11716): We talked. We are still friends. Whew!
What Happened to Days Off? Belew 16 3 yearsBrotherBob (4): Sometimes you just have to stop or at least slow down. Years ago I quit the shop I was working in and opened my own shop at home. This was Mercedes Benz repair and I started working night and day with weekends thrown in too. Finally one Saturday I got up and after breakfast headed to the shop but never made it. I went in the bedroom for something and didn't feel well and just crashed on the bed. Late in the day I woke up. Wife and I decided...
A Marketer is an Evangelist is ... Belew 9 3 yearsshahin (13): Every experience in life teaches us things about ourselves or new skills.
Shortlisted for Stepping Outside Comfort Zone Belew 8 3 yearsmorrnel (697): zone is relative. Listen to George Takei talk about life before, in and after an internment camp as a child. Living in the internment camp was no big deal for a child. When he and his family returned to California afterward, life was so unbearable, they wanted to go "home" back to the internment camp. His Ted Talk about the...
How to Prepare for High-Level Prospects Belew 7 3 yearsRev (5413): @Belew Be yourself. If they don't like you it isn't a good fit anyway. Better to find out after one meeting rather than after three months of prep and the contract goes sour. If they like you then you know it's going to work.
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 to Create a Customer Base for my Company Joys1007 9 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Joys1007 @Steve started a MU earlier this year. He now has over 400 members.
How do you set goals for the year? Belew 3 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev This question definitely isn't for you. 8-)
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?
What Book Have You Finished Reading Lately? Belew 4 3 yearsBelew (11716): @Pele I will take s look. Tx!
How Do I Build My Personal Platform Online? mhamburg 14 4 yearsLenderman33 (250): LOL - You guys are great :P
Why Depression Commonplace in Entrepreneurs? SusanDay 5 4 yearstienny (658): I don't know that I have depression until the doctor diagnose it.
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.
App Google Analytics tienny 3 4 yearstienny (658): @belew thank you.
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.
How Often Do You Tell Lies? Belew 23 4 yearsRev (5413): And should you ever need to see the wizard, I'm here! All roads lead to Kansas. And WizardsPlace.
It's a tactic of the devil. If he can't ... Belew 27 4 yearstienny (658): @belew I am also doing a few things that is related to my animation. Improving myself. Now, seems that there is going to another person on board. It'll be good if she can ease my workload.
What's the hardest part about your job? Belew 26 4 yearstienny (658): @KitK I can resonate with you.
Who Do You Follow in Social Media? Rev 26 4 yearstienny (658): Now I often check in with my business partner.
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...
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.
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!
20 Most Common Inbound Marketing Job Titles Belew 1 4 yearsBelew (11716): When people ask you what you do, what do you tell them? Have you found a way to explain your job without them thinking you hang out on Facebook? You play around on Twitter? You network on LinkedIn? What's your job title? Is it one of the top 20 Most Common Job Titles in the Inbound Marketing space?
Are You Committed to Lifelong Learning? Belew Jump to first page32Jump to last page 4 yearsbdaoust (949): But isn't giving and sharing all part of the process. Most of these items are to show your "expertise" and although they do take a lot of time, they can give you the recognition just not the money! It is like boasting about your rank at work, or the degree you hold - SO WHAT - if you can't give me what I want, I will not pay attention. In short, it is not about YOU it is about the Reader, the listener, and the person that may come...
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?
Hiring Social Media for Freelancers tienny 3 4 yearstienny (658): Please let me think how to say it.
Transferable Life Lessons, Content Marketing Belew 12 4 yearsmikew (211): Great thread @Belew One piece of advice from my father that has stuck with me: "It never hurts to ask" Got lots of other amazing and wonderful advice but that is one simple idea that is oh so true.
Is Crowdfunding a Legitimate Way to Start Up tienny 6 4 yearstienny (658): @nicosuccess @belew Thanks
How to Reverse Work Place Brain Drain? Belew 3 4 yearstienny (658): I need to exercise more, unplug from Internet and read more.
Do You Remember Your 1st Stage Appearance? Belew 28 4 yearstienny (658): I feel shy when I do the little play at the church during my end of teens.
How Do You Make Friends at Work Online? Belew 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @Rev Here! Here!
What Teacher Had the Most Impact on You? Belew 3 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger And the results are evident in your writing now. Give her a call or write her a letter and let her know her time invested in you was sell spent.
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...
What's the biggest challenge you face? Belew 10 4 yearstienny (658): Financial constraint is the cause and strangely I tend to do others' tasks first. In the end, my own tasks are left behind. :(
The Power of 4 Things on Your To Do List Belew 9 4 yearsBelew (11716): @SunilBhaskaran Yes. You are that friend.
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."...
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.
What's Your Plan B? If not this then that... Belew 6 4 yearslunar_ranger (586): Water doesn't resist it flows.
How Do You Find a Good Mastermind Group? Belew 7 4 yearsBelew (11716): @lunar_ranger Yes, I have heard of them. Maybe we can get @Steve to organize one?
Where to Start to Make/Sell Product Online? Belew 11 4 yearsBelew (11716): @dono2081 With info like this I know why we talked today!
What would you do with 12,000 members? Belew 6 4 yearsBelew (11716): Not only is it 12,000 Meetup members... it's growing organically by about 25-30 people a day! That's each day 25 people sign up. My friend tells me that most people have the 'idea' but not the people to present it too. I have the people ... waiting for me to tell them what the idea is. enviable position? Perhaps. But still challenging.
If You Could Change Something about Yourself Belew 16 4 yearsbrandnub (34): @belew Depends on the day, time and what is happening around me!! Immaturity at its peak - hahahaha . . . :-)
What are the best courses on Lynda? Belew 2 4 yearsSteve (3649): Go learn about Content Marketing, Blogging, SEO ... social media ... I love seeing what others are doing, you see what they do right, wrong and more importantly the things they are missing ... Gives me loads of ideas ... and a few pointers always help.
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!
Entry-level Business Jobs clairefelten 6 4 yearsclairefelten (37): @Belew What job position are you looking to hire?
Blog for Job Hunters rcayeras 2 4 yearsBelew (11716): I am not endorsing this web site. But somebody sent me a link to another []government job board.[/url] Seems legit.