3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog for Your Business.


3  Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog for Your Business.

Even though, blogging take time and commitment, its important to maintain a blog for business purposes.

Let’s look at the 3 reasons why many businesses blog!

1. Most blogs are created out of the necessity to make money, this is usually the prime motivation for blogging. But, when a blog is created, the idea is to inform and help others. By creating a blog that will feature related content that targets common problems associated with the business, the practice will also help and attract customers.

2. Having a blogging platform that motivates its customers is one of the most popular methods to increase traffic. In most cases customers will find not only motivation, but they begin to feel a sense of trust, and in return they will also uplift your business reputation.

3. Sharing you own experiences serves multiple functions because people can learn, and think about by what you shared. Sharing your experiences can easy engage the customers.

9 Methods To Get Higher Website Conversion And Generate More MLM Leads


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Many people in the network marketing industry rely on working off the Internet in their local and warm market or following old school recruiting techniques like calling mlm phone leads.

Many are reluctant to use those techniques. Many have had disappointing results. Therefore, an increasing number of network marketers are looking for online ways to generate mlm leads.

The basic way to generate leads on the Internet is to put up a website or landing page, drive traffic to it, and get a percentage of visitors to opt in by filling out a form asking for their contact information. Increasing web site traffic is a major topic in itself and is covered in a separate article. The other key part of lead generation is raising the percentage of visitors who opt in when you get them to your site. This is called conversion.

These are the nine major strategies we teach our team members to get higher conversion at their website or landing page. Top results with conversion begin with proper website design. The sole purpose of the web site is to do just one thing and do it efficiently…get the maximum percentage of traffic to opt in.

Your page should be a clean layout, be fast loading, simple to read, and deliver the information the visitor is expecting to see.

Avoid links going to other pages. Avoid using flashing images and other distractions.

Like in all other advertising, you still must use compelling headlines and body copy. If you don’t capture their attention, you will not get them to opt in.

Make it simple and clear what they need to do. As an example, direct them to enter their first name and email address in the box below.

Make it clear what the prospect will get for opting in. People are increasingly hesitant about giving out their personal information. Make it clear you have what they want.

Avoid asking for unnecessary information on the opt in form. The less information you request, the higher your conversion rate will usually be.

Offer a bonus to get more optins.

Maintain and display a clear No-spam policy.

Always test different versions of your website or landing page. Keep looking for what gets the highest results.

Increasing the percentage of visitors who do opt in may be more critical than driving more traffic to your website or landing page. Follow these tips to improve conversion on your website or landing page and you can generate more mlm leads.

Paid Traffic vs Free Traffic Through Social Media by Nathan Holland


Paid Traffic vs Free Traffic Through Social Media
 by: Nathan Holland

With the increasing popularity of social media sites, the use of social traffic to drive visitors to sites, blogs or online stores is also gaining attention. Before the explosion of social media websites, such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, many online marketers focused on paid traffic in order to significantly boost the number of people visiting their websites. There is really nothing wrong with paid traffic strategies. In fact, these strategies can be very effective. However, they can be quite expensive. If you want your paid campaign to have an impact in your business, you may have to spend hundreds of dollars a day.

But with the social traffic solution, you will make use of social media sites that are free. All you need to do is invest a little of your time and participate in these types of websites. Create good quality materials that will help you maximize your traffic-enhancing strategies. It is important to note that simply having a profile in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other types of social media sites does not guarantee an increase in your Web traffic. You need to know how to make your profile attractive to the people who matter, the ones that belong to your target market.

Another advantage of social traffic over paid traffic is the influence that you can gain in social media. As an influencer, you can affect people’s buying decisions. In order for your paid traffic to buy from your online store, you need to convince them with a great copy, huge discounts, and a lot of other freebies. But with web traffic coming from social media sites, people learn about you through viral marketing or word of mouth. This means that Web users who go to your site are already partially convinced that your product or service is good because someone from their social media network recommended you.

There is no doubt that paid traffic solutions can effectively encourage people to go to your site. However, this marketing campaign is only good if you have money to pay. Once you no longer have budget for PPC or banner ads, your traffic may also dwindle. The effect of social traffic is different. The efforts that you put in today may not have immediate effects on your traffic now, but it can definitely explode your online presence in the weeks or months to come. As long as you have your profile in social media sites and you continue to participate in such communities, you will experience an increase in your Web traffic.

About The Author

Nathan Holland is the owner of AttractableMarketing.com.

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Paid Traffic vs Free Traffic Through Social Media by Nathan Holland.

The Facebook Timeline: How To Use the New Timeline for Marketing.


52.6% More Customers With Timeline Changes?

If you are involved at all with Facebook Marketing,
you know all about the impending Timeline layout.

And you probably also know that the switch to Timeline
(coming this Friday!), has fan page owners
running for the hills.

Well, not this guy…
>> If you want to know how to make more money thanks to
Facebook’s new changes, then take a minute to learn how…

A 25 Year-Old Non-Marketer Discovers How to Use Facebook
Timeline to Reach Millions of People, Create Huge Lists of
Potential Clients, and Become a Celebrity in Your Market.

Facebook is always changing, which is super frustrating.
But this guy is giving away the reason he has been getting
52% MORE leads off his fan page because of the new Timeline layout!

Hear the whole thing from him, and let him give you his
best performing template that you can drop onto your
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How to Outsource Parts of Your Internet Business


One of my favorite topics to discuss is outsourcing.

You’d be amazed how thinking about outsourcing and where to begin outsourcing flummoxes everyone from the newest newbies to the seasoned gurus and everyone in between.

Buy why? Why is it so very confusing? Most of us manage to outsource quite nicely in our day to day lives.

I oftentimes pose these questions to my coaching clients –

When you go to a restaurant, do you head back into the kitchen and cook your own food? (That’s just silly.)

And, if your appendix burst right now, would you go online to find out how to remove it yourself? (Please say “no”.)

Of course not!

But, why do we think it’s ok to do everything ourselves in our businesses?

I can’t figure out what it is, but I think I’m starting to narrow it down.

* Fear of losing control.
* Not knowing who to outsource work to. (Needing a recommendation.)
* Not wanting to take the time to outsource. (You think: “It’s quicker to do it myself.”)
* Costs. (Oftentimes, though, you can get help for a lot less than you think it’ll cost.)
* Lack of confidence in ourselves.
* Lack of confidence in the potential of our business.
No matter which of those it is, there comes a point with all of us, where you HAVE to outsource — at least if you ever want to be able to go on a real vacation where you leave the internet behind and relax with your loved ones.

I know. I know. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time – you’ve heard this song and dance before. BUT! While outsourcing isn’t perfect, it’s a heck of a lot better than putting the chains on your wrists from a job that you’ve created for yourself – one where you can’t escape.

So, my #1 tip for outsourcing is to try it.

Choose something small and work from there.

  • Submitting some articles that you’ve written to the article directories.
  • Finding blogs to guest post on and contacting the owners.
  • Answering some emails regarding customer issues.
  • Graphics to promote your products.

It really doesn’t matter where you start. The big thing is taking that first step so that you can enjoy the FREEDOM that comes with the online lifestyle.

Start small. Don’t go crazy. But, when you find someone who you work well with – build on that relationship so you have access to great people who know your style and who you’re comfortable working with. When I need a project done, I have my own personal rolodex of fabulously skilled people who I turn to on a regular basis. Not only does it save me time – but it also helps me to get great prices because they already know what I like, they know that I’m easy to work with and that I pay on time.

I hope this inspires you to start outsourcing in your business.

Nicole Dean can help you to get more done in your business without going crazy in the process. Yes, you can have a business AND a Life! Check out OutsourceWeekly.com and sign up for her free “Outsourcing Mistakes” lessons on the top of the page to get started.

6 Reasons why you Should Sell your Ebook on Clickbank


Clickbank.com has paid out nearly $2 Billion to online business owners just like you in the last 10 years – and that number is growing fast. Yet, for a lot of marketers, Clickbank has a bad rap. I’d like to spend the next 2 minutes showing you why you absolutely should sell your ebook on Clickbank.

Who does this article apply to?

* If you’re currently selling your product with a simple paypal button. Consider switching to Clickbank.
* If you have a shopping cart (like 1ShoppingCart.com) that you’re using to sell your products. Consider also setting up a separate page or URL where you sell your product on Clickbank.

Here’s why…

Diversification of your Payments.
You may not be aware of this, but PayPal.com has been known to “freeze” accounts while looking into them after they’ve been flagged by one of their employees. While Paypal.com is a trusted company, they do have to watch out for their own interests. So, if this happens to you, your account will not be accessible during that time. That means you can’t withdraw money, you can’t pay affiliates, and you can’t process refunds. You’re stuck. I don’t know about you, but I have bills to pay – which is why I recommend that you also sell products via a secondary payment method like Clickbank. They pay via direct deposit into your Checking account every 2 weeks, like clockwork. If, heaven forbid, your account gets flagged by Paypal – you’ll be able to pay your mortgage while getting it cleared.

Less Book-Keeping.
With Clickbank, you get paid weekly or when you reach a certain dollar amount that you’ve set. That means that you can pay less in accounting fees – because you’ll have a maximum of FOUR transactions per month, assuming you’re getting paid weekly. Compare that to using a paypal button or shopping cart – where every single transaction has to be entered by your bookkeeper – and you can see the advantage.

100,000 + Sales Force.
Yes, Clickbank has the eye of over 100,000 registered affiliate niche marketers in 145 countries. Many of these affiliate search the Clickbank marketplace first when looking for products to promote. If you’re not listed there, they can’t find you.

Clickbank’s HopAds Program.
You may be familiar with Google Adsense, but, did you know that Clickbank also has an advertising program? As a vendor, you can create Ads that automatically show on affiliate websites – based upon keywords. So, if your ebook is about “Saving Money on Groceries” and someone with a frugal or homemaking site puts the HopAd on their site with keywords “grocery” or “save money” – your ad may display in rotation with the other ads – as long as that ad is live on their site.

Hands Off Affiliate Management.
If you’re using your own shopping cart like 1ShoppingCart.com then you have to manage your affiliates or hire someone to do so. While this is definitely a profitable thing to do, some tasks can be a nuisance, like collecting W-9 forms (if you’re in the United States) for taxes. If you sell through Clickbank, that’s not an issue. They handle it for you.

Affiliate Payment Safety Cushion.
If you’re selling your products through your own shopping cart, then every month, you have to make sure to keep a “cushion” in your paypal account so that you have enough money to pay them. That’s not an issue with Clickbank. You ONLY receive your profits after affiliates have been paid. And, Clickbank handles paying them for you. You’re totally out of the loop.

There you have it. Six reasons why you should consider putting your ebook on Clickbank for sale.

Nicole Dean is the Busy Marketer’s Coach. She makes it her business to help you make more money while actually having a life. Check out her “15 Quick & Easy Steps to Getting your Ebook on Clickbank” and Let Clickbank Market Your Info Product & Attract Affiliates for you!

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Affiliate Marketers Need Great Landing Pages


Everyone who is in affiliate marketing believes that their number one goal is to drive traffic to their site. And–I wouldn’t turn any traffic away from my site, no–not at all. But that is only one part of the equation. In this article we will look at the other critical factor on your landing page–how well it converts.

So you want to make sales online, either promoting your product or someone else’s. What it all boils down to really is this: Can your sales page convert visitors into buyers? All the traffic in the world doesn’t amount to a hill of beans unless your page converts.

What is a satisfactory conversion rate? One percent may be okay, but I’d shoot for more than that. If you can get a 3-4% conversion rate that means two things: You’ve got well-targeted traffic, and–your sales page is getting the conversions you need.

Now, a lot of times people will start out and create their own sales page. They hope it converts well and if it doesn’t they will tweak it every few days until it converts better. But what if you can’t get it to convert better?

Well, that may be because you are getting a lot of low quality traffic to your site… you know–tire kickers instead of buyers. Depending on how you are driving traffic to your site, perhaps you can use other methods to try to bring in a higher caliber of prospects.

The other thing to consider is your sales page itself. You may bringing in high-quality traffic, but you just don’t have the juice on your sales copy to make conversion. Here is what I do in that case.

I will do a Google search for the main keyword I am using to bring traffic to my site. You may have several keywords or phrases–but focus on the main one. Okay, now I really don’t care about the organic listings that come up–I only care about the AdWords ads appearing at the right of the page.

These people are paying for traffic. If their ads keep popping up on the first few pages of Google day after day, they must be making money (making conversions) or they would halt their campaign.

So go through every ad that appears on the first 4-5 pages of Google for your keyword and see what their landing page looks like. What are they doing that you are not? Are they giving away huge bonuses? Is their product prices higher or lower than yours? Do they have better graphics? How are they engaging the visitor and keeping them on board until the get to the “Click Here” button at the bottom of the page?

You can learn a lot from the competition and the education is free. Study your competitors and incorporate their best ideas into your own pitch page and you will experience higher conversions and more profits.

Would you like to learn more about ebook publishing and affiliate marketing?

Mike McMillan is the author of over 40 books and ebooks. He has been interviewed on over 100 radio and television stations including his feature interview on ABC World News.

Visit his Niche Control Training Classroom [http://niche-control-training.com] for weekly free PDF files and training videos on ebook publishing and affiliate marketing.

Learn to totally dominate your niche. Fresh training materials on list building, joint ventures, ebook publishing, affiliate marketing, Clickbank secrets, getting top Google rankings, and developing powerful sales pages are offered each week. These training materials are free and substantial. Niche Control Training Classroom [http://niche-control-training.com]

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The Twilight Saga (film series)

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The Twilight fans have been tweeting like crazy since, November 14,th 2011, when the much anticipated  movie premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was finally on the big screen.  The  fans have waiting, and camping out on the street to see  the movie ‘Breaking Dawn’ which officially opened nationwide on Friday.  But, what I found interesting is that the social media is buzzing about the twilight, and a frenzy of postings that relates to the favorite part in movie and  their Twilight experiences.

Social Media and The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn-Part 1

The Twilight Saga (film series)

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The Twilight fans have been tweeting like crazy since, November 14,th 2011, when the much anticipated  movie premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was finally on the big screen.  The  fans have waiting, and camping out on the street to see  the movie ‘Breaking Dawn’ which officially opened nationwide on Friday.  But, what I found interesting is that the social media is buzzing about the twilight, and a frenzy of postings that relates to the favorite part in movie and  their Twilight experiences.

Social Media and Alternate Reality Games(ARG)


Incorporating Alternate Reality Games((ARG) into the learning environment and Social Media would stimulate people to learn,but, only for those who find reality games fun. However, this method is designed to combine real life and digital games into a social learning environment that will encourage the learner.  Even though, there are some basic principles to follow for this type of design and interaction for learners, it would ultimately be up to the designer because everyone do not like gaming.  For example, the design must be engaging, and with the hope of helping the learner remain focus, and achieve the desire goals after participating in a ARG environment. In addition,  the technology platform that would be used for the mechanics of the games, must be able to accommodate the format. I believe this could  easily be incorporated on Facebook because it already has, the basic essential element to play online games. Maybe someday, a Facebook developer will come up with the idea to create a way, that inexperience creators can come on Facebook and create a ARG environment for training or teaching.