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The majority of marketers on the Internet use outbound marketing in some way or another in order to draw people into their website. If you really want to make use of the Internet to the full, however, you need to utilize inbound marketing properly. When you do this, the amount of traffic that visits your website can really be overwhelming. Here are 7 different forms of inbound marketing that you might want to use in your business.
Blogs – it seems that everybody is blogging nowadays, and not only does it help you to have a voice on the Internet, it is also an excellent way for you to be found. Many blogs are interlinked together through what is called RSS, and this can help people to hop from a related blogs over to yours. Simply by posting things that are related to your business, you can have inbound traffic.
E-books – E-books have been around for quite some time, and that they are an excellent way for you to pull people into your website. One thing that you may want to do, is try putting out a free e-book that will be passed around. This form of viral marketing pulls people into your website, and once it gets started, it seems to take on a life of its own.
Videos – The most popular type of websites that are online now are video websites. It seems that online video is here to stay, and you can grab a part of this with your own inbound marketing campaigns. Posting videos that are related to your niche on high-traffic video websites, such as YouTube will naturally pull people that are interested in what you have to say.
Search Engine Optimization – This is the mother of all inbound marketing techniques online. By optimizing for keywords and keyword phrases that are related to your target audience, you can pull free traffic off of the search engines directly to your website. The people that tend to come from the search engines visit as a result of some very specific searches. This means that you have a hot audience from the start.
Webinars – Holding an online seminar is also an excellent way to promote your service or product through inbound marketing. People love webinars, and even if they don’t make it to the actual event, you can post it on your website in recorded form and it will act as a form of inbound marketing for many years to come.
RSS Feeds – You can use RSS feeds in order to pull traffic into your website, as they generally get posted throughout the Internet on related websites. Not only that, it many times acts as a form of inbound link which helps to boost your SEO and get you more free traffic from the search engines.
The majority of marketers on the Internet use outbound marketing in some way or another in order to draw people into their website. If you really want to make use of the Internet to the full, however, you need to utilize inbound marketing properly. When you do this, the amount of traffic that visits your website can really be overwhelming. Here are 6 different forms of inbound marketing that you might want to use in your business.
1.) Blogsit seems that everybody is blogging nowadays, and not only does it help you to have a voice on the Internet, it is also an excellent way for you to be found. Many blogs are interlinked together through what is called RSS, and this can help people to hop from a related blogs over to yours. Simply by posting things that are related to your business, you can have inbound traffic.
2.) E-books – E-books have been around for quite some time, and that they are an excellent way for you to pull people into your website. One thing that you may want to do, is try putting out a free e-book that will be passed around. This form of viral marketing pulls people into your website, and once it gets started, it seems to take on a life of its own.
3.) Videos – The most popular type of websites that are online now are video websites. It seems that online video is here to stay, and you can grab a part of this with your own inbound marketing campaigns. Posting videos that are related to your niche on high-traffic video websites, such as YouTube will naturally pull people that are interested in what you have to say.
4.) Search Engine Optimization – This is the mother of all inbound marketing techniques online. By optimizing for keywords and keyword phrases that are related to your target audience, you can pull free traffic off of the search engines directly to your website. The people that tend to come from the search engines visit as a result of some very specific searches. This means that you have a hot audience from the start.
5.) Webinars – Holding an online seminar is also an excellent way to promote your service or product through inbound marketing. People love webinars, and even if they don’t make it to the actual event, you can post it on your website in recorded form and it will act as a form of inbound marketing for many years to come.
6.) RSS Feeds – You can use RSS feeds in order to pull traffic into your website, as they generally get posted throughout the Internet on related websites. Not only that, it many times acts as a form of inbound link which helps to boost your SEO and get you more free traffic from the search engines.
Apr
02

Personal Success Factors and You

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As I was exploring my success library I am amazed at how frequently I have devoured great books on marketing, personal development and business development. Reading and surrounding yourself with positive, action taking and result focused materials really increases your Personal Success Factors. Here are a few of my recommendations. What are your favorites?

Mar
21

10 Tips For Effective Prospecting

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prospecting tips for business buildingWhen you are starting a home business, you must be accountable and engaged in your daily action plan. 10 tips for effective prospecting of your home business will pave the way for executive level income opportunities are:

Smile when you talk on the phone:

You will be amazed to see how smiling can bring about a change in your business prospects. It makes a great difference to your voice also.

Show enthusiasm:

Your prospect will be a lot more interested in your business proposal or strategy, if you are excited about it. People want to be a part of excitement and enthusiasm.

Be polite:

Even if you feel that you would not want to work with someone, it is necessary to be polite and end the call before moving over to someone else.

Make more calls:

Always challenge yourself with a new vigor to dial the phone and make more calls than you did the day before. It enhances your prospects.

Practice before you call:

Before you make a call, practice on the phone. Make the conversation sound normal and easy.

Do not waste your time on prospects missing appointments:

If a prospect misses an appointment more than once, be sure to take the hint and move on. Do not waste your time.

Talk less and listen more:

It is advisable to listen to the demands of the prospect carefully; it helps you decide on what you can offer.

Never quit:

You should stay put with your business proposal. Don’t let rejections dishearten you. Face it and be calm.

Take the advantage of 3-way calls:

It will give more credibility to your business proposal, if the prospect gets to hear about your proposal from someone else. So, keep the options open for it.

Make daily plans:

It is favorable to chalk out your business plans and adhere to them strictly. It will prove to be one of the great ideas for wealth management also.

You should take prospecting seriously. For money making home business, you need to maintain effective prospecting. Prospecting has to be practiced daily.

For a good marketing prospect to develop, you need to engage in a 4-step process, which includes seeking people who might be interested in your business, moving on with the ones who will listen to your proposal, a good approach to inform your prospect and let the recruiting or retailing system do the work for those who are willing to listen to your business plans.

Out of the 10 tips for effective prospecting the two major keys to success for a home business are sheer hard work and a wonderful attitude. Yes, to achieve success it is vital to put in that extra effort and at the same time also maintain the positive attitude that is required to attain financial freedom.

Mar
09

A Better Way

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As many of you search for that perfect business to build your perfect life I often wonder if most people struggle to find a better way.  Have you ever had the opportunity of a lifetime yet are afraid to take a risk in fear of losing what you have? Do you settle for an easy life?

I’ve seen the struggles of successful people and met people who lost everything and then turned things around again. It is said to be a humbling experience to go from Riches and a life of abundance to losing everything and wondering how you will feed the kids.  Most people find the strength and their talents to pull them through. So let me ask you…are you living your life the way you want to? How about your talents? Do you let them shine?

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Do you live with Passion and Purpose? Watch this video where women share how and what they do to live with that Passion and Purpose. Remember, your life is much more fulfilling when you live it fully.

Feb
23

Have you used Dot Spots?

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I found this awesome new tool that allows you to comment on any content on the net. Once you create a “dot” you can add additional relevant text, links to blogs and video. It’s been a great tool for exposing one of my clients to target readers of various news posts and articles. A Dot that is connected to one paragraph will be syndicated to all other relevant paragraphs in articles scattered around the web

How is a dot different than a blog post?

Dots can they be connected to quotes or text and be placed in context of news sites. They can’t be voted on. Finally, blogs are not designed for ad-hoc collaboration, so anyone can help improve each entry. A dot is designed to make it easy to do all these things.

Watch this video on how Dot Spots works.

Feb
16

10 Ways To Improve Communication

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There is so much to know about proper communication. You can watch talk shows; listen to radio programs; attend clubs dedicated to public speaking; listen to ordinary conversations, however, certain rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words. It may sound tedious, I know, but even though it’s your mouth that’s doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out a lot of things you know. So what better way to start learning to be an effective communicator is to know the person closest to you: yourself.
1. What you know.
Education is all about learning the basics, but to be an effective communicator you need to implement what you’ve learned. My stint as guest at every Toastmasters’ meeting I went to taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.
2. Listening.
It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our own voice can teach us to be a little bit confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.
3. Humility
We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use it only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word properly and if they’re unsure about it then make a joke out of it. I promise you it’ll make everyone laugh and you can get away with it as well.
4. Eye Contact
There’s a lot to say when it comes to directing your attention to your audience with an eye-catching gaze. It’s important that you keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though he or she may be gorgeous.
5. Kidding around
A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the tension, or worse boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable, and as human to those who listen.
6. Be like the rest of them
Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get a lot of ideas, as well as knowing what people make them as they are.
7. Me, Myself, and I
Admit it, there are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it you can spruce up as well.
8. With a smile
A smile says it all much like eye contact. There’s no point on grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering, unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
9. A Role Model
There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.
10. Preparation
Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.
And that about wraps it up. These suggestions are rather amateurish in edgewise, but I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.
Are you communicating effectively

Are you communicating effectively

There is so much to know about proper communication. You can watch talk shows; listen to radio programs; attend clubs dedicated to public speaking; listen to ordinary conversations, however, certain rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words. It may sound tedious, I know, but even though it’s your mouth that’s doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out a lot of things you know. So what better way to start learning to be an effective communicator is to know the person closest to you: yourself.

1. What you know
Education is all about learning the basics, but to be an effective communicator you need to implement what you’ve learned. My stint as guest at every Toastmasters’ meeting I went to taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.
2. Listening
It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our own voice can teach us to be a little bit confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.
3. Humility
We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use it only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word properly and if they’re unsure about it then make a joke out of it. I promise you it’ll make everyone laugh and you can get away with it as well.
4. Eye Contact
There’s a lot to say when it comes to directing your attention to your audience with an eye-catching gaze. It’s important that you keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though he or she may be gorgeous.
5. Kidding around
A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the tension, or worse boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable, and as human to those who listen.
6. Be like the rest of them
Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get a lot of ideas, as well as knowing what people make them as they are.
7. Me, Myself, and I
Admit it, there are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it you can spruce up as well.
8. With a smile
A smile says it all much like eye contact. There’s no point on grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering, unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
9. A Role Model
There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.
10. Preparation
Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.
And that about wraps it up. These suggestions are rather amateurish in edgewise, but I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.
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Feb
08

How to Become an Ideal Leader

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Are you a leader

Are you a leader

When you are at work, do you get frustrated because things don’t seem to be happening the way they’re supposed to be? You see people milling around but nothing gets accomplished. And in the daily hustle and bustle, do you feel that your goals remain just that – goals. Then maybe its time for you to stand up and do something about it.

Most people are content just to stand around listening for orders. And it isn’t unusual to adopt a follow-the-leader mentality. But maybe, somewhere inside of you, you feel the desire to make things happen – to be the head, not the tail. Then maybe leadership just suits you fine.

Some people believe that great leaders are made, not born. Yes, it may be true that some people are born with natural talents. However, without practice, without drive, without enthusiasm, and without experience, there can be no true development in leadership.

You must also remember that good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their natural skills. This takes a commitment to constantly improve in whatever endeavor a person chooses.

First of all, let’s define leadership. To be a leader, one must be able to influence others to accomplish a goal, or an objective. He contributes to the organization and cohesion of a group.

Contrary to what most people believe, leadership is not about power. It is not about harassing people or driving them using fear. It is about encouraging others towards the goal of the organization. It is putting everyone on the same page and helping them see the big picture of the organization. You must be a leader not a boss.

First of all, you have to get people to follow you. How is this accomplished?

People follow others when they see a clear sense of purpose. People will only follow you if they see that you know where you are going. Remember that bumper sticker? The one that says, don’t follow me, I’m lost too? The same holds true for leadership. If you yourself do not know where you’re headed to, chances are people will not follow you at all.

You yourself must know the vision of the organization. Having a clear sense of hierarchy, knowing who the bosses are, who to talk to, the organization’s goals and objectives, and how the organization works is the only way to show others you know what you are doing.

Being a leader is not about what you make others do. It’s about who you are, what you know, and what you do. You are a reflection of what you’re subordinates must be.

Studies have shown that one other bases of good leadership is the trust and confidence your subordinates have of you. If they trust you they will go through hell and high water for you and for the organization.

Trust and confidence is built on good relationships, trustworthiness, and high ethics.

The way you deal with your people, and the relationships you build will lay the foundation for the strength of your group. The stronger your relationship, the stronger their trust and confidence is in your capabilities.

Once you have their trust and confidence, you may now proceed to communicate the goals and objectives you are to undertake.

Communication is a very important key to good leadership. Without this you can not be a good leader. The knowledge and technical expertise you have must be clearly imparted to other people.

Also, you can not be a good leader and unless you have good judgment. You must be able to assess situations, weigh the pros and cons of any decision, and actively seek out a solution.

It is this judgment that your subordinates will come to rely upon. Therefore, good decision-making is vital to the success of your organization.

Leaders are not do-it-all heroes. You should not claim to know everything, and you should not rely upon your skills alone.

You should recognize and take advantage of the skills and talents your subordinates have. Only when you come to this realization will you be able to work as one cohesive unit.

Remember being a leader takes a good deal of work and time. It is not learned overnight. Remember, also, that it is not about just you. It is about you and the people around you.

So, do you have the drive and the desire to serve required of leaders? Do you have the desire to work cooperatively with other people? Then start now. Take your stand and be leader today.

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By Robert Mergupis

With all the bad news about the state of the economy with people losing their very own shirt off their back makes you wander, Why keep putting your self and your family in the same spot that you here about every night on the news?

It seems people are starting to wake up and understand that the good ole job market (Corporate America) is not like it use to be, and it is never coming back! Between 8 to 11 seconds someone is starting their own home based business. But the sad part 98% will not find success in their new found business leaving back to the useless job market. I mean what is a job (Just Over Broke), and 98% will go back and make claims like, all that business was a scam, or it was just a ponzi scheme.

Well the real truth is that 98% of those did not have what the 2% had, that was passion, drive and the will to be coach able by some one that has gone through it all ready. This is one of the greatest lesson I have learned, was you don’t have to do it alone. In fact I will advice you to do you due diligence and to find, first the right service or product to get in. You should have a passion for this business or else there will be a good chance you will be one of the 98% that fail.

OK great you found something that you are all fired up about, now it is time to start to use your computer to look around at the different opportunities that is right for you! Find yourself a very proactive team if you can, and then find a mentor out of that team. Someone that is willing to at least have weekly meetings with you to help you through the learning curve. Teaching you such strategies like attraction marketing, personal branding, etc, etc.

Once you have things in place people will be calling you, not you calling your family and friends to make a sell off them. You see this is really not about selling people, people don’t like being sold. This business is about helping others, once you start to understand and apply these strategies that you will learn from your team and mentor, it is all down hill or should I say downline!

Former homebuilder Robert Mergupis has made that transition into marketing on-line with the elite marketers of today. He has learned through his own pitfalls and other leaders with their unique techniques that help elevated him as an expert business developer, author, mentor, coach and leader in the network marketing industry!

Robert loves to pay it forward and share what he has learn for the new people that is just starting out. He explains that you must have a blueprint and if you don’t you set yourself up to fail!

To follow Robert on his blog go here: http://robertmergupis.com

To get a free 7 day work shop from Robert e-mail him at masterbuilder@getresponse.com

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Following leadership article is from ArtWilliams.com
“The only sure way for your people to lose is if they give up. Your lack of encouragement should never be the reason a person quits. A leader must always keep believing in people, no matter what.”


No. 1 – Have confidence in your people.

  • See each person as a winner.
  • Expect success from everyone.
  • Let people know you think they can win.

No. 2 – Recognize each accomplishment, no matter how small.

  • Show people that you know what they do.
  • Make each small accomplishment seem major – it really is.
  • Make your praise public – people love to be recognized among their peers.

No. 3 – Sell the dream, again.

  • Never think you can stop “selling the dream.”
  • People need to be constantly reminded of the rewards of their hard work.
  • Encourage people to talk about their personal goals and dreams. (You could have a “dream” session and ask each person to tell his personal “success dream.”)

No. 4 – Don’t give up on people when they make mistakes.

  • Live with them through the tough times, as well as the easy times.
  • Care about each person as an individual.
  • Allow people to learn from their mistakes. Never criticize.

AND…Never be guilty of giving up AS A LEADER.

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