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This RSS Feed (Syndication Service) here is different and does not require that the URL of this RSS feed be on my domain - cinemacables.com - as does the rest of the website' 11 Ways To Stay Organized When You Work At Home http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com/ <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">11 Ways To Stay Organized When You Work At Home</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Staying productive while working at home requires creating a workspace, staying semi-formal, and creating a schedule that includes breaks.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/organised.jpg" border="0" alt="staying organised at home" width="450" /></a></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">When you decided to become a work from home mom, you imagined how productive you would be. Not only would you be able to throw a load of dishes into the dishwasher, but you'd be able to fold clothes while on a telephone conference call, too.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Now that you're actually working from home, not only are the dishes piling up in the sink, but you haven't done laundry in two weeks, either. And the clean clothes? Forget it. They're in an ever-shrinking pile in the corner of your bedroom.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">So what happened to being organized? Ironically, it's harder to be organized when you work at home than when you're in a traditional office job. But there are ways to stay organized and be productive when you work from home. Read on to see how-and to see when you should really be washing your delicates.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Create your workspace.</strong> If you don't already have an office space or an extra bedroom that you can convert into an office, you should take a walk around your house. Pick a spot that is not smack dab in the center of the action-like the kitchen counter-and where you won't be fighting with mops, brooms or other household items. Choose a location that can be yours indefinitely, and make that your dedicated space.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Set your hours. </strong>If you don't already have a schedule set by your boss, it's a good idea to come up with one. Having regular hours ensures that you can get your work done in a timely manner without working over your allotted hours. It also keeps you on track-and focused-by giving you a deadline by which to complete your work each day. If you work a little here, and a little there, you might end of stretching an 8 hour day into a 10 or 12-hour workday-and your mind will be scattered.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Make a list.</strong> In order to stay organized, a list (or four) is essential. When you make the list is up to you-you can carve 15 minutes at the end of your day to assess what needs to be done for the next workday, or you can write it all down the next morning while your computer is loading. A list is extremely helpful because it is a tangible reminder of what you need to get done during your day, before daily distractions interfere.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Be semi-formal.</strong> When you worked in a traditional office, you had to wear a suit every day&#8230;even during summer Fridays. By far, one of the major perks of a work at home job is that you can show up to work (i.e. your desk) wearing whatever you want. But that doesn't mean you should work in your jammies all day, either. Showering, changing out of your PJs and putting on something professional (yet comfortable) is a key step in helping you to mentally transition into work mode. After all, if you look and feel sloppy, it can cause you to be disorganized in your thoughts-and your work as well.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Find your peak hours</strong>. Everyone has a time of day when they feel their best. Perhaps you're a morning person, capable of getting most of your to-dos done by noon. But you might be a night owl, coming up with your best ideas-and increased productivity-while the rest of the world slumbers. Figure out when you have the most energy, and then adjust your schedule accordingly, giving yourself tougher tasks to perform when you're at your peak and feel the freshest.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Avoid doing housework.</strong> You innocently slip downstairs to put your bedspread into the washer when you notice that the kids have left their breakfast dishes in the family room. As you put the dirty dishes in the sink, you replace the paper towel roll and wipe down the counter. Without realizing it, 20 minutes have passed-and so has your deadline. While it makes sense to do some housework when you work at home, it can be one of the biggest distractions. It may not be the most exciting way to spend your lunch hour, but organize your household activities for your break times instead.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Clear your desk&#8230;daily.</strong> At the end of each workday, clear the clutter from your desk. File important papers in folders and shred the rest. Wipe down your desk (including your keyboard, mouse and screen) and remove any lingering coffee cups. The idea is to leave your desk as you would like to see it the next morning, clean, neat and organized. That way, you will feel energized-and not deflated-when you sit down at your desk tomorrow.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Screen your calls.</strong> Your family and friends all know that you work from home. So why does your Aunt Linda constantly call you at 10:30 AM, right when you're in a mid-morning work groove? People who don't work from home have a hard time understanding that while you are home, you are actually working. So it's a good idea to clarify to your callers that you can't be interrupted during certain hours. But if your bestie keeps ringing your number, it's best not to pick up the phone. That way, your clamoring callers will get the hint, and you won't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Take breaks.</strong> It may seem counterintuitive to take breaks when you're trying to stay organized and maximize productivity, but you'll be far more successful if you take mini breaks throughout the day. To help add order to your day, try to take your break at the same times throughout the day.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Focus on one task at a time.</strong> Sure, everyone wants to consider themselves master multitaskers, but the reality is that humans can really only do one thing at a time effectively. So shine some of that laser-like focus only on one project, and do it really well. After all, if you have 10 windows open on your two computer screens, are on a conference call while you write that press release that was due an hour ago, you're going to do a bad job at all of it. Like everything else, it's about quality, not quantity.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Be flexible.</strong> You may have done everything possible to ensure a distraction-free day. But then your child became ill and had to come home early from day camp. The thing is, when you are a work at home mom, things happen. And since you're most likely the manager of your home, it's up to you to handle it all. So don't beat yourself up if your day isn't as productive as you might have liked it to be. One of the beauties of having a flexible schedule is that you can-and must-be adaptable. When your sick camper hits the hay, you can always jump back on the computer to complete your work-and get it all done.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">While working from home has so many benefits, it can be an ocean of distractions if you don't know how to navigate it properly. Stay focused to keep a clear, organized workflow, and watch your productivity soar.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/c5-youth-renewal-serum/" target="_blank">C5 Youth Renewal Serum</a> at JM Ocean Avenue</span></div> Wed, 20 May 2015 13:27:53 -0600 4 Skills of a Successful Freelancer http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com/ <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">4 Skills of a Successful Freelancer</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Freelancing takes dedication and perseverance. But that's not all it takes to be successful. Take your freelance success to the next level with knowing when to say no, using criticism, taking new opportunities, and promoting yourself.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/successful_freelancer.jpg" border="0" alt="successful freelancer" width="450" /></a></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Freelancing isn't for everyone. It takes a certain set of skills not just to be a freelancer, but to become a successful freelancer. Whether you've dabbled in freelancing or you&#8217;re no longer traditionally employed, four skills are essential for any full-time freelancer. But don&#8217;t be dissuaded just yet. The great thing about skills is that you can always develop them if you don&#8217;t currently have them. And then you can strengthen them further down the freelancing road. If you don&#8217;t already have these skills, pick one or several and start working on them. Before you know it, you&#8217;ll have what it takes to become a successful freelancer.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Know When to Say No</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Saying yes to every project or proposal that comes your way will undoubtedly give you a lot of business. However, many projects will be low-paying or non-paying. Saying yes to everything can reduce your profit and overburden your time which you could be using to make a name for yourself and landing large clients. Your time is valuable. Make the most of it by learning how and when to say no. But when you do say no, do so professionally. You don&#8217;t want to burn any bridges on your way to success. After all, you never know if you&#8217;ll have to cross that bridge later in your career path.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Apply Criticism</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Whether the criticism or feedback you receive is constructive or vindictive, a successful freelancer will take those comments into consideration. If a client complains about your turnaround time, think of ways you can quicken those times for future clients. Or maybe you could make your turnaround time perfectly clear in the initial contract. Have you received a project back and the client wanted a few changes made? Look at those comments and use them to fuel your improvement. It can be easy to take complaints, comments, or criticism personally, but this will only poison your relationship with a client and hurt your professional confidence. Don&#8217;t let it. Use it to be a better freelancer.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Recognize New Opportunities</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">As a freelancer, it&#8217;s easy to get stuck in a rut. You find the same types of clients and you do the same type of work. But a successful freelancer will find new niches, new markets, and new opportunities. Challenge yourself. If an opportunity scares you a little, it means you have something new to learn. Seek out new opportunities to expand your outreach and strengthen your brand.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Learn to Promote Yourself</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Depending on your personality type, it might be difficult or even embarrassing for you to talk about yourself to others, especially in a professional setting. Even though your skills and qualifications are listed on your resume or in your portfolio, you will still need to send emails and cover letters to promote yourself. You&#8217;ll need to promote yourself on your website and in your marketing materials. The trick is to find the right balance. Shoot for confidence, but avoid conceit. You want to sound confident in your abilities, but you also want to show the client that you are open to suggestions and requests.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">While these may start out as behaviours, if you keep with them they will turn into skills. In a world of economic and professional insecurity, freelancing can be a great side job option or it can completely replace your full-time, traditional job. With these four skills, you&#8217;ll land gigs, find new clients, and strengthen your freelance reputation.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/c5-youth-renewal-serum/" target="_blank">C5 Youth Renewal Serum</a> at JM Ocean Avenue</span></div> Sat, 16 May 2015 21:27:12 -0600 How to Write a One-Page Sales Business Plan http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com/ <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">How to Write a One-Page Sales Business Plan</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">I lay out 6 necessary sections for your one-page business plan and why you need them. From an industry analysis to a marketing plan, we'll soon have you on the way to a successful business future.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/Business_Plan2.jpg" border="0" alt="Sales Business Plan" width="450" /></a></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">A sales business plan focuses on just that--sales. It also touches on your sales goals, who your target customer is, how you&#8217;ll market and sell your product or service to that customer--and it's essential to have if you want your business to be successful.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Below are the sections of what your business plan should include.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 1 &#8211; Executive Summary</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The executive summary is an important section. It needs to immediately draw readers in--if they don&#8217;t like what they read at the very beginning, they won&#8217;t go any further.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">It needs to include what your company does, why you are unique and why you&#8217;re going to succeed. Here you should also include the company&#8217;s financial projections (expected revenues, expenses, and profits) for the next five years.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 2 &#8211; Overview</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The overview provides a brief history of your company, including when the company was formed and any key milestones or accomplishments the company has achieved. This shows potential future success.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 3 &#8211; Industry Analysis</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In the industry analysis you will discuss both market overview and relevant market size. The market overview discusses characteristics and size of your market. The relevant market size more specifically focuses on what your annual revenue would be if you had 100% of the market share.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 4 &#8211; Customer Analysis</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The customer analysis section focuses on your target customers and customer needs. Here you will identify your current and/or future customers including as much demographic data as possible. You will also specify why your existing and future customers want or need your product or services.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 5 &#8211; Competitive Analysis</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In the competitive analysis section you&#8217;ll discuss your direct and indirect competitors, as well as your competitive advantages. Your direct competitors are businesses that offer the same exact product or service to customers that you do. Indirect competitors are businesses that offer a different product to fill the customer&#8217;s need. Here you will list who the direct and indirect companies are, and their strengths and weaknesses. Most importantly, in this section you need to identity what you have that the direct and indirect competitors don&#8217;t have that make you stand out and what will help you win the customer over them (your competitive advantages).</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Section 6 &#8211; Marketing/Sales Plan</span></h3> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Your marketing/sales plan section will discuss your products/services, pricing, promotions/sales plan and distribution plan. Here you will give the details of the products/services that you company offers along with the detailed pricing information. You should also include how your pricing is compared to your competitors.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The promotions/sales plan will be a detailed plan on how you will attract new customers. Will you advertise on the radio, social media or newspaper?</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Your distribution plan will show the different ways that customers can make purchases from you. Can they buy directly online from your website in addition to a brick and mortar store or do you have salesmen that make door-to-door sales?</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Lastly, develop a one year sales forecast/projections based on how you will be obtaining new customers and retaining your existing customers.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Although it seems like a lot of information, you should make this short and sweet and try to keep it to one page. Writing an effective business plan will help you have a successful future for your business.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/c5-youth-renewal-serum/" target="_blank">C5 Youth Renewal Serum</a> at JM Ocean Avenue</span></div> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:47:17 -0600 A Scientific Guide to Posting at the Best Time http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com/ <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">A Scientific Guide to Posting Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and Blog Posts at the Best Time</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;I've collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email and blogging to help you find the best time to communicate with others in each format.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/timing.png" border="0" alt="best times to post and tweet" width="450" /></a></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The tricky thing I've come across is that since the web is still so new, a lot of the research available to us is conflicting. We really need more time and more studies to get definitive answers about what works best, and the fact that our audience members are constantly changing their own activity patterns makes it even harder to work out for sure. Looking at the latest social media stats seems to only confirm that.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">So my suggestion would be to use this guide as just that&#8212;a guide to help you work out what to test for your own audience, so that you can see what actually works best in your specific case.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Let's get into the stats then!</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Facebook &#8211; find the best time to post your updates</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In our research into Facebook's News Feed algorithm, we found that one of the key considerations to the visibility of a post is engagement&#8212;clicks, comments, reshares, etc. Therefore, finding an ideal time for engagement could be a boon to getting your Facebook post more reach.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In terms of specific days and times to post on Facebook, here are some of the stats I found:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Engagement rates are 18% higher on Thursdays and Fridays.</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">I love the way this was explained in Buddy Media's study: as they put it, &#8220;the less people want to be at work, the more they are on Facebook!&#8221;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Specific industries varied slightly in which days of the week garnered the most engagement, but most of them sit around the end of the week, from Wednesday to Friday.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Another study found that engagement was 32% higher on weekends, so the end of the week is definitely a good, rough guide to start experimenting with. The following infographic from KISSmetrics and Dan Zarrella describes it well:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The best time of day to post on Facebook is debatable, with stats ranging from 1:00 p.m. to get the most shares, to 3:00 p.m. to get more clicks, to the broader suggestion of any time between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. It seems that this generally points to early afternoon being a solid time to post, and anytime after dinner and before work being a long shot.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Twitter &#8211; when is the best time to tweet for engagement vs. clicks</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Twitter is such a popular network for mobile users that it can be a bit tricky to lock down exactly when the best time to post is. Here are some suggestions from the research I've found:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Twitter engagement for brands is 17% higher on weekends according to Dan Zarrella's research.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">If you're tweeting from your company account, you might want to keep this in mind, especially if engagement is what you're looking for. Buffer can help you spread out your tweets to post at the optimal times, so you don't even have to work weekends to take advantage of this! Click-through rates are generally highest on weekends, as well as mid-week, on Wednesdays.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">On the other hand, an Argyle Social study showed that weekdays provide 14% more engagement than weekends, so this is definitely one you'll want to test on your audience.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">When we look at the time of day, retweets have been shown to be highest around 5pm.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">For click-throughs, the best times seem to be around noon and 6pm.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">This could be due to lunch breaks and people looking for something to keep them occupied on the commute home after work.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">There are lots of Twitter users who primarily use a mobile device&#8212;rarely loading up Twitter on their desktops. Twitter did an interesting study of these users and found that they are 181% more likely to be on Twitter during their commute.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">They're also 119% more likely to use Twitter during school or work hours.</span></div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Email &#8211; find the best time to send for the right content</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">There's been lots of research done on the best time to send emails, particularly in the case of email marketing. Some research done by Dan Zarrella from Hubspot broke down each time of day and worked out which type of emails work best for that period. Here's what he found:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">10pm&#8211;6am: This is the dead zone, when hardly any emails get opened.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">6am&#8211;10am: Consumer-based marketing emails are best sent early in the morning.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">10am-noon: Most people are working, and probably won't open your email.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Noon&#8211;2pm: News and magazine updates are popular during lunch breaks.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">2&#8211;3pm: After lunch lots of people buckle down and ignore their inbox.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">3&#8211;5pm: Property and financial-related offers are best sent in the early afternoon.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">5&#8211;7pm: Holiday promotions &amp; B2B promotions get opened mostly in the early evening.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">7&#8211;10pm: Consumer promotions are popular again after dinner.</span></li> </ul> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">What I thought was really interesting about this breakdown is why each type of email is more popular at certain times. From 3&#8211;5pm, for instance, the reason people open financial and property-related emails is that they're more likely to be thinking about their life situation and how to improve it. Understanding how these time blocks work can be a good start to sending your emails at just the right time.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">And since 23.63% of emails are opened within an hour of being received, this is something we definitely want to get right.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">For more general emails, open rates, click-through rates and abuse reports were all found to be highest during early mornings and on weekends.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">This probably means that most of us have more time to dedicate to our inbox during these periods, rather than during the day when we're trying to get work done.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In a different study by MailChimp open rates were shown to be noticeably lower on weekends.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">They also found that open rates increased after 12pm, and were highest between 2pm and 5pm.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">A GetResponse study backed this up by showing that open rates drop off slightly, and click-through rates drop significantly on weekends.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">GetResponse found that Thursday is the best day for both open rates and click-throughs.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Mark Suster offers some great advice when it comes to sending emails:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Often I'll write emails on the weekend and then send first thing Monday morning. I want to be on top of the stack, not at the bottom of the pile. Most people process email first thing in the morning (although productivity experts say not to!).</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">BTW, when I wrote blog posts on Sundays I always tweet again Monday morning for exactly this reason.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Blog posts &#8211; what time should you hit publish on your posts?</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>So let's take a look at when to publish blog posts.</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Dan Zarrella has some more great stats on this topic, but he makes a good point about the pros and cons of the timing you choose. One thing Dan suggests we consider is that if we post during time of higher traffic, we're more likely to have higher bounce rates and get lost amongst the noise of other content being published.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">On the other hand, posting at times when fewer people are online will garner less traffic and engagement, but give our posts more prominence and less competition against other content.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Here are some useful stats from Dan's research into blog timing:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">70% of users say they read blogs in the morning</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">More men read blogs at night than women</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Mondays are the highest traffic days for an average blog</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">11am is usually the highest traffic hour for an average blog</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Comments are usually highest on Saturdays and around 9am on most days</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Blogs that post more than once per day have a higher chance of inbound links and more unique views</span></li> </ul> </div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Knowing your audience is obviously important for working out the best time to publish on your blog. If your audience is women, for instance, mornings are probably a better bet than nights.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">While Mondays are the best days to publish for traffic, Social Fresh suggests posting on a Thursday for more social shares across the web. Here are also more ideas to find the best time to publish blogposts.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">This study also found that most content sharing happens in the morning, which backs up Dan's stats that mornings are the most popular time to read blogs.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">With Buffer's new custom scheduling feature, you can now publish your post whenever suits you and schedule it to be promoted on social networks at a more optimal time. Plus, you can now send and schedule posts to Google+ from Buffer!</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Timing depends on the individual</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Timing is difficult to get exactly right, and a big part of this is because we all have different schedules and routines for checking email or using social media. An experiment by online retailer eBags showed this point perfectly. Looking at the latest social media statistics the range of different schedules seems to only increase too.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The company thought that when users were signing up to an email list, that was probably a good time of day for them to be online, so sending emails to them at that same time of day would work best. By analyzing the behavior of each individual user, eBags sent out emails to users at the same time of day they had signed up for the email list.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">This actually worked incredibly well: click-through rates rose by 20% and conversion rates rose by 65%.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Unfortunately, this is such a complicated and time-consuming process that it wasn't sustainable. Hopefully these kind of features can be built into social media and email management tools in the future so we can all take advantage of these insights!</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Over to you</span></h2> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Since it's still so difficult to find the optimal time for each type of online communication that will work for everyone, I'd love to hear about your personal experiences. What works best for you? You can comment below.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/" target="_blank">C5 Youth Renewal Serum</a></span></div> Sun, 10 May 2015 15:19:03 -0600 10 Great Part-Time Telecommuting Job Ideas http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com/ <h2 style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Check out these part-time opportunities for even the busiest of Moms</span></h2> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Move over, customer service gigs. There are many amazing part-time job opportunities that can be done from the comfort of your home! Get inspired to find your next work-at-home job from among these 10 great part-time telecommuting job ideas!</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/WAHM1.jpg" border="0" alt="part-time jobs for moms and dads" width="450" /></a></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>1. News Writer/Editor</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Strong writer with excellent research skills will summarize important current events and create supplemental materials so students can better understand news stories. Must be able to make firm weekly deadlines.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>2. High School Music Teacher</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In this position, you will create a curriculum for the subject of music, instruct students, maintain deadlines for course work, and grade student work. Training will be provided prior to starting. Bachelor's degree is required.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>3. Insurance Loss Control Surveyor</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Home-based Insurance Loss Control Surveyor wanted for part-time contract position evaluating operational and safety practices of commercial/residential properties. 1+ years' related experience and industry certification preferred.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>4. Virtual Assistant</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The virtual assistant will provide support such as appointment scheduling and travel arrangements to multiple clients on a part-time or full-time basis. Requires stellar customer service and communication skills, HS diploma/GED, minimum 24 college credits, a reliable phone, and high-speed Internet.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>5. Ambulatory Medical Transcriptionist</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Multiple openings for Ambulatory Medical Transcriptionists to work from home anywhere in the United States. Requires one year of experience as a Medical Transcriptionist for outpatient or multi-specialty clinics.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>6. Communications Coordinator</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">The Communications Coordinator will develop a communication strategy, assist with events, and track media efforts. In addition, you will produce press releases and publications, manage database and social media sites, and use Drupal to update the website. 3+ years' relevant experience required.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>7. Freelance Media Researcher</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">In this part-time position you will contact media outlets and gain information about their holiday editorial focus, and enter data into online forms. Must have prior experience working in PR or for a media outlet and have an unlimited calling plan.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>8. Operations &amp; Outreach Coordinator</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">This position will orient clients, coordinate meetings, organize data, and maintain a database. You will also monitor co-op progress, assist with fundraising, write online content, and update the website. Nonprofit experience preferred. Must have social media experience and strong writing skills. Part-time.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>9. Medical Coding Specialist</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Medical Coder with three or more years' experience will provide coding services to clients on a part-time basis. You should have RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, or CPC-H certification(s). Must be familiar with medical terminology and anatomy.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>10. Graphic/Web Designer</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">A Freelance Graphic Designer is needed for a remote opportunity. Will work on front-end web design, brand development, webpage revision, and creation/modification of PDFs, such as brochures and sales sheets for a variety of industries.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Whether you&#8217;re looking to switch jobs or start working again after you&#8217;ve been at home raising your children, there are many great telecommuting jobs available in virtually every single career field. After you decide that you&#8217;d like to work a part-time schedule, you can create the career that you&#8217;d like to have&#8212;and take care of your kiddos, too.</span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><br /> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;"><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></span></div> <div style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial;">Authorised Distributor of <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/" target="_blank">2 Minute Miracle Gel</a></span></div> Thu, 07 May 2015 23:26:15 -0600 2 Powerful Websites About Inbound Marketing http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://buildingabrandonline.com/stevencavan/feed <div class="challIntro">These websites provide powerful tools and resources for entrepreneurs to market their business. 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I can picture the 20 foot ceilings on the first floor, wrap around staircase, 5 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, home theater, and man cave (got to have that). A nice size backyard for the kids to play in (I will hire a landscaping company to take care of the yard). I will have 4 vehicles&nbsp; and everything else needed to live worry free. I will be philanthropic in nature always giving back to the environment and community in efforts to help. You know what they say, "you can't keep what you have unless you give it away."</p><p>This will be a nice change of pace in this time. Along with my online business, I will take a large amount of funds and establish/own a residential behavioral health treatment center that will provide the highest level of care for people suffering from co-occuring disorders and substance abuse. My mission is clear, to help as many people as possible create a better way to live. Money is not the primary concern here. This is all about helping people reach their lifestyle and financial goals. So now, imagine the future if you had everything you ever wanted. And, all you had to do to get it was create a strategy and go after it.</p><p>I imagine my own future to have developed large teams of people (in the thousands) who were working hard to achieve their own goals and grow their own entrpreneurial lifestyle.</p><p>So where would you live if you had everything you ever wanted?</p><p>I think I would live humble yet rewarded. I do care about flashy material stuff. I did mention a few above. But, I really just want my family to be happy and have all the resources I could possibly provide for them to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This vision can only happen when other people are being assisted and mentored to make this happen who are on my team journey. This future is going to happen.</p><p>For my business, I will enroll 2 new members a day. I will blog daily, and I will market daily and drive traffic to my opportunity. This is somewhat of an affirmation. And it will be done. I am not sure how other people feel about their career. Personally, I love what I do. I love the company I work for. However, I am tired of making wealthy people richer. I am tired of not being paid what I believe I am worth. So, it is time to raise the bar and go after the financial and spiritual lifestyle I want.</p><p>I am sure many of you are reading this post and can agree on some level what I am talking about. Life can be challenging when we let other people control how much money we earn, what kind of insurance we get, what kind of car we drive, what house or apartment we can live in, how much credit we can have, and so on. The list can keep going. The point is, I am DONE with that. No more. I live not only imagine my future. I will live that future starting today. I will live my dreams. I have a 90 day challenge I am doing to reach an income of $7500 p/month extra income. I have 90 days to make it happen. I have the tools, training and mindset to make that happen. This goal should be reached by July 26, 2015. I will not make excuses for why I cannot do it. I will do it.&nbsp; Now I am challenging all you readers to make it happen for you too. Let's set your goal and make it happen. Yes, I am challenging you! Are you up for it? Or are you satified with average life?</p>&nbsp; Fri, 01 May 2015 15:04:20 -0600 Determination: Live Your Dreams http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://ipasdiscount.com/cp1/?id=76373&amp;tid=MH <img src="http://buildingabrandonline.com/stevencavan/images/8694/liveyourdreams.jpg" alt="" /><img src="https://markethive.com/blogs" class="size-medium wp-image-80 aligncenter" alt="" /><p> Everyday, someone is looking to live a dream beyond their imagination. Sometimes dreams are only thought about with no direct action to make it a reality. I ask you to make your dreams a reality. This is what I have chosen to do just recently. No more complaints about life or other people, no more negative thinking. The time has come to start doing things and living life differently to make these dreams a reality. That's right I am calling it right now. 1 year from now, I will be a million dollar earner. Now, I know that is a bold statement. Some people will have a tough time understanding how this can be possible. There is a good chance that these people do not have the mindset for which I will achieve. After reading, listening, and watching wealthy people speak, they all say the same thing about success. To make it short, </p><blockquote>we become what we think about. - Earl Nightingale</blockquote><div> The wealthy think about their goals and how to achieve them while the poor do not have goals and complain about what they don't have. In general, we all need to have PMA-positive mental attitude all day everyday. I am dreaming big to live my dream lifestyle. I know what that income needs to be each month and it is over $30K. Is this achievable? Of course it is. As long as their is honest belief and action taking place to achieve that goal. by scientific law, it will happen. I believe it will happen. I am looking for other people who want to dream big with me. Those people who want a better life for themselves and their family. This is the dream of financial security and freedom to do all the things you want to do and see all the place you want to see in your lifetime. I know for myself their is plenty of things I want to achieve in lifetime before I leave this earth. Those goals I will achieve. Now is the time to stop making excuses for certain situations and start taking action to make things happen. When I look at this ion the bigger picture the primary goal is a complete change in mindset. I do this by only listening to positive audios by successful people so my brain can be reprogrammed to respond with a millionaire mindset. In doing so, I would like to share with everyone of you my success as it happens. My stories of progress shall be laid out in front of the world to see on this very blog. You WILL see my success. You WILL see how I build teams of thousands of people who are ready to make this type of change in their own life and join me. This is a movement I am starting to help do my part changing the world to become a better place. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The vehicle is present to make this happen for anyone. AS a matter of fact a blog is a great place to start. As a matter of fact, a blog is probably the most powerful tool the internet can provide for anyone despite reasons for using it. Take for example Paris Hilton. Here is a man who started blogging about celebrities for fun and now has one of the most viewed blogs in the world. And,. Paris is very wealthy now because he wrote with passion. I have been asked before what I was passionate about. Looking back on it, I never really had a true idea of what that was. There were always things that I liked and enjoyed. Passion was a different story. My passion has emerged itself after working through my own mindset training. My Passion is to help other people achieve success in their life. Success does not always have to do with money. In fact, earning money is a direct result of being successful. Money does not create success. Success creates money.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong style="font-size: 12pt;">So how do we become successful? </strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Success is 80% mentality and 20% action. Set a goal for yourself. Ask the question; What is it that you want? Once you know what that is, you can then start working towards getting that result. May sound simplier than it is to sum. However, by human nature we tend to complicate things and create mental roadblocks from achieving such a goal. My goal in the next 90 days is to reach an income of $7500 per month as an entrepreneur. That means by by July 28th 2015 this will be my income per month. Now it is time to lay the ground work to make that happen. I have a family of 5. A wife and 3 children. Not sure what your situation is, but I am getting really tired of making wealthy people richer. The time is now to take action, flip the script and start living as if. Retrain the brain and the rest will follow. My dreams are to see Ireland and travel through Europe and South America and buy property in Bora Bora to spend my summers. My goal is to achieve this in 4 years. I have found all the tools, training, mentorship and support to make this happen. For all those who are with me click on the call to action below and get plugged in to a life changing system. I am doing this, that's it, no more excuses- I will see you on a stage somewhere sharing my success. &nbsp; </div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:01:49 -0600 2 Fascinating Books About Wealth http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://ipasdiscount.com/cp1/?id=76373&amp;tid=MH <div class="challIntro">These books are great reads. They will help any person create the millionaire mindset. Anybody can achieve great wealth if they change they way they think.</div> <ol class="number-list"> <li> <h3 class="itemTitle">Rich Dad Poor Dad</h3> <div class="item itemAbout"> Robert Kiyosaki breaks down peoples mindset and what keeps rich people rich and poor people poor. Then he talks about how to change this way of thinking to achieve great success. <a href="http://4motivi.com/books/robert/rich.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn More About Rich Dad Poor Dad</a>&nbsp; </div> &nbsp;</li> <li> <h3 class="itemTitle">Think and Grow Rich</h3> <div class="item itemAbout"> The Priniciples of Napoleon Hill's best selling book. This book has made more millionaires than any other piece of literature in history. The mindset of the wealthy is revealed here. I find it exciting listening and reading on such topics. Attitude is everything. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Do you have a definitive goal? I do... <a href="http://thinkandgrowrichaudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/think-and-grow-rich.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn More About Think and Grow Rich&nbsp;</a> &nbsp; </div> &nbsp;</li> </ol> <div class="postSegue">Now it is time for you to start thinking and growing rich. Get the training you need to develop this type of mindset.</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:55:17 -0600 How to Build Your Side Business While Still Working http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://stevenhodgkiss.com <div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">A full time job doesn't have to halt your side business ambitions. Follow these tips to build up this great side income opportunity.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://stevenhodgkiss.com/"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/buildingabusiness.jpg" border="0" alt="Building a side business" width="450" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">By day, you work as a market research analyst. By night, you&#8217;re designing websites and creating HTML code in your basement. While it initially started out as a hobby, you&#8217;ve seen your little idea turning into a somewhat steady business. Thing is, you&#8217;re not quite ready to leave your 9-5 just yet. Here are some tips on how to build your side business while you&#8217;re still working.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Schedule the Time</span></h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Between your regular job, your family, and the million other things on your daily to-do list, finding the time to nurture your burgeoning business may seem virtually impossible. But in order to take on this task full-time, you&#8217;ll need to make it a priority. So schedule as much time as you realistically can to work on your business, and actually block out the time on your calendar. That way, you&#8217;ll take it more seriously&#8212;and treasure the uninterrupted time you have to work on your business.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Ask for a Flexible Schedule</span></h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Lately, you&#8217;ve noticed that you&#8217;ve been staying later and later at the office. You don&#8217;t want to slack off in your job duties, but you still want to be able to grow your business, too. Set up a meeting with your boss to see if you can work a flexible schedule or even telecommute part-time. Without having to face down a lengthy commute each day, you can use all of that extra time to build your business before punching in at 9:00 a.m. at your job.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Create a New Network</span></h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Chances are, you might need a new network of contacts in order to see your business flourish. Establish your business&#8217; online presence by creating accounts on all of the social media channels. Reach out to people within this new industry to network, make new friends, or discover new information. And be sure to use your network to make your career change, too. These connections can be crucial in the beginning stages of your business and help you take your business to the next level.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Set Specific Goals</span></h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">It can be hard to grow your business if you don&#8217;t have goals. The goals don&#8217;t have to be lofty in nature (e.g., &#8220;I want to make a million dollars this year.&#8221;). Rather, the goals should be both short-term and specific, such as completing your website within the next 60 days. By having targeted goals, you&#8217;ll give yourself some self-imposed deadlines that can help you stay on track while giving your business a much-needed boost.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <h2><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Share Your Successes</span></h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Your friends and family might not take your new business seriously at first. Let them know that this isn&#8217;t a passing fancy but an actual business by keeping them in the loop. Share each new success that you achieve and your plans for the future as well. Once they see your dedication, focus, and passion, they will become your biggest cheerleaders. Their support will, in turn, motivate you to work harder to realize your dream and allow your business to flourish.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">It might seem like a huge undertaking to start a side business while you are gainfully employed, but there&#8217;s actually no better time to do it. By working on your business little by little, you are learning how to create and maintain a job you&#8217;ll love for years to come.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Steven Hodgkiss</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com/"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">2 Minute Miracle Gel</span></a></span></div> </div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:20:33 -0600 How To Share Thoughts, Messaging and Blogging on the MarketHive http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://markethive.com/david-ogden <center> <h2>A guide to Sharing Thoughts, Messaging and Blogging on the MarketHive Social media and Marketing Tools Site</h2> </center> <strong><blockquote>Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato</blockquote></strong> Communicating with fellow members of MarketHive is an important consideration, after all MarketHive is a social network with the emphasis on business, unlike Facebook where anything goes. This article is written as a guide to help both new and existing members be able to communicate with one another in a businesslike manner by making the best use of the various tools as each tool has a specific function. <p> When you add anything to <strong>MarketHive</strong> you have full control on both who can see your work and who can comment on your posts, by making use of the icons you will find below the text entry boxes allowing you to select:-</p> <div><img style="border-color: #ffffff;" alt="MarketHive Publish" src="https://markethive.com/pics/david-ogden/comms3.JPG" align="left" border="5" height="132" width="135" />&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Public - anyone visiting the page </li> <br /> <li>Members - Members of MarketHive </li> <br /> <li>Friends - People on your Friends List </li> <br /> <li> Only Me - Private to you only </li> </ul> <div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There are also similar control in place regarding who can write on you pages, which you can control in your profile settings. </div> <p> Every person who joins MarketHive has a profile page which includes an activity feed "Share Your Thoughts" section It is very tempting to add random thoughts here but it is best to remember the quote from Plato, because everything you write here will appear on the home page of your friends, which might not be what you want or what they want to see. </p> <p> There is a news feed on the home page of the system and this is designed to provide each member with items of interest posted by their friends or on the activity pages of groups they belong to. The news feed allows you to quickly find out what your business associates are up to on the system. The <strong>news feed</strong> In addition to gathering information the news feed has two other functions:- </p> <ul> <li>It allows members to add additional newsworthy items directly into the the feed. </li> <li>You can comment on news items appearing in your feed and any comments you make will instantly update the original source document without requiring you to go to the page or group concerned. </li> </ul> One feature of the news feed,is that <strong> </strong><strong style="color: #ff0000;">you will not see your own posts that you make to your profile page</strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">. </span><span>This has caused a little bit of confusion for many people when they first start as they did not see their post on the news feed, they often often post a duplicate version. </span> <p> You need to think carefully on how and where you "Share Your Thoughts" I personally allow everyone to view my profile, and for that reason I like to control what "thoughts"of mine they see. Visitors to my page can however quickly see all my blogs, videos and my list of friends. This concise information allows people to quickly discover where my business focus lies, and they can then decide if they want to become my friend and or do business with me. Setting my profile up so that only I can post to it, stops people posting unnecessary items, which I might not want them to see. </p> <p> If you decide to follow my example please be aware that your friends can still post comments to any post you make on your profile when it appears in their news feed. </p> <center> <h2>So how can my fellow marketers and fellow members of MarketHive contact me.</h2> </center> MarketHive has an in built message system which allows you to communicate with your friends privately and provides a visual message alert on every page. you can additionally set up email alerts for incoming messages under the notifications setting on your profile menu. The message system is the best way to contact new sign ups from your profile page as they are automatically added as a friend if you are an Alpha founder. What better way to contact them to get hold of their phone number and find out what they are about! <p> The message system is quite sophisticated and will allow you to send out messages to any groups you have set up as well as being able to store messages in folders for future reference. </p> <p> Use the message system to congratulate people for birthdays and success as well as messages of encouragement or to ask people specific questions. </p> <img style="border-color: #ffffff;" alt="" src="https://markethive.com/pics/david-ogden/comms4.JPG" align="right" border="5" height="220" width="440" />Your message system can also be activated on your news feed, profile page or group feed wherever you "share your thoughts" by using the share button at the bottom of each post. The share button will open a popup that offers a number of options and the default is to "share on your profile page", if you move you cursor over the wording a further sub menu selection is revealed and you need to take the bottom option "In a private message" see image to right <p> Taking this selection opens up a new box where you can type in the name of any friends you wish to send a message to, a copy of the original post. plus space to add additional text </p> <p> The advantage of replying this way, is this reply is private and if you are reply to a post they will be alerted my the message system, the drawback is other people will not see your text message. </p> <p> <strong style="color: red;">The message system is more powerful than most people realise and should be used as a replacement to Skype for person to person messages</strong> </p> <center> <h2>You Profile page like most networks is important as this is where most people will land</h2> </center> There is a menu on the left hand side directing people to your blogs and videos, Its your personal showcase, this is where you share with the public what it is you do. <p> It is no coincidence that both blogs and video lie at the centre of inbound marketing campaigns for your business and MarketHive as the first social neural network uses them to improve its members search engine optimisation results. </p> <p> Whatever your personal thoughts it is essential to use the blogging tools on MarketHive because that is what this marketing tool is specifically designed around. </p> <ul> <li>You might have Wordpress blogs running elsewhere but these can be automatically updated by using wordpress plugins so they display your content from your blog on MarketHive which should become the centre of your blogging activity, when you fully understand how to use the blogging feeds and tools, that allow you to share you posts automatically with other members. </li> <li>Search engines spiders are always searching blogs for new information and will start visiting your site(s) on a regular basis if you supply good content. </li> <li>If you write a particular interesting blog post you can share it on your news feed, write a short introduction with a link to the actual blog post, </li> </ul> <p>I hope you like this short guide and if you find it useful please share it with others.<br /> </p> <div>Please feel free to contact me is you have any questions</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>David Ogden</strong></div> <div><strong>#<a title="MarketHive" target="_blank" href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden">markethive </a></strong></div> <ul> </ul> <div is_mini="true" is_bottom="true" style="left: 742px; top: 465px;" id="s3gt_translate_tooltip"> <link href="chrome://s3gt/skin/s3gt_tooltip.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /></div> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:41:19 -0600 &quot;How to make a blog and why you need to start a blog&quot; http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://markethive.com/david-ogden <center> <h2>"How to make a blog and why you need to start a blog"</h2> </center> <p> The <strong>Blog </strong>as we know has been around since 1994, however prior to that newsgroup such as Usenet offered facilities where people could gather together an make posts and have discussions online. One of the earliest if not the first bloggers was Justin Hall. </p> <p> The first blogs tended to be more like personal diaries and it was another ten years before they attracted the attention of the general public, politicians, and the media. Nowadays anyone can have a blog and they range from personal diaries, family groups, through to business both small and large as a way to communicate with people and share ideas and information on subjects of common interest. </p> <p> </p> <center> <h2>"There is no right or wrong way to use a blog"</h2> </center> Each writer adopts their own style depending on<a target="_blank" href="http://hive.pe/64"><img style="border-color: #ffffff;" alt="Keywird Spy" src="https://markethive.com/pics/david-ogden/word_spy.JPG" align="right" border="5" height="220" width="440" /></a> what they are blogging about. My own particular style has changed recently and where as my normal practice until now had been to write short 300word posts with no pictures, because badly sized pictures can mess up RSS feeds if and when you display the feed on a website. <p> My blog posts are generally written to be included in multiple RSS feeds and after carrying out some experiments I have discovered how to make a blog more interesting is to include an images sized 440 X 220 these seems to be the optimum size for displaying on multiple platforms. I am now starting to place images on the right hand side of my blog posts whereas previously I would place them on the left. The reason behind this is that it is easier for the eye of the viewer to follow the flow of the text with the image out of the way to the left. The image can still provide interest to the reader relevant to what the blog post is about. </p> <p> A blog is a very simple way to update people on both what you are doing, as a journal or diary and also on what is happening with your business. If you are in business you need to ensure that you post on a regular basis because search engines such as Google are always searching for fresh quality content. </p> <p> In one of my previous posts I researched information on the optimal length of a blog post and that is why most of my posts now are around 1000 words plus. Now when you first start blogging writing a thousand words on a subject is a major task, however if you split it down into bite sized chunks of 200-300 words and draft out a section each day after four or five days you will have a draft post ready for publishing. </p> <h2><center>"What are you going to write about when you start a blog"</center></h2> Writing about your business should be easy because as a salesperson you should know your business inside out, however if you are just starting out it can be a bit of a problem and you will need to start doing some research. One possible starting point when you start your blog is to write about what attracted you to join "XYZ" business, was it:- <ul> <li>The Niche that it is in, such as the popular health and wellness niche </li> <li>The size and reputation of the Company </li> <li> The products or services offered </li> <li> The compensation plan, </li> <li> The support </li> <li> Or something else </li> </ul> These are all items you should have researched before signing up and you then have the opportunity to continue with updates as to how your business is working for you. You can also start looking through company supplied sales literature but resist copy and pasting, instead read article and then rewrite in your own words. The content of your first post when you start a blog is not important, it's the fact that you have started along the road to set about informing people exactly what you do. Sharing experiences good and sometimes bad will help to gain people trust and build relationships. It is far easier to sell products and services to someone who trusts you rather than a complete stranger. <center> <h2>"Don't forget Keyword Research and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)"</h2> </center> I firmly believe it is more important to get your creative juices flowing and get content into your blog rather than worry about keywords, keyword density and other technical matter. You probably have a lot to learn about your new venture without clouding the issue. You can always go back later and modify your work so as to appeal to your target market once you know what that is. <p> Keywords are important and there are lots of tools you can use for research, some free and some you need to pay for, I currently use <a href="http://hive.pe/64">Keyword Spy</a> it simple and clear to understand and you can quickly find keywords that are popular. If you are an Internet novice it is best to avoid using one and two letter keywords and go for what are referred to a long tailed keywords three or four words or more. focussing on the longer keyword phrases even in popular niches will bring you success. </p><div align="center"><h2>" Its now your time to start a blog"</h2></div> <p> People write blogs for many reasons as I said at the beginning, some write for fun, whilst others perhaps have a passion for helping people or passing on or sharing their interests with others. I write blogs both for business and pleasure and also make time to comment on other peoples blog posts.</p><div> <strong>Commenting</strong> is in fact another way of how to make a blog. Read blogs written my other people about the subjects you are involved with and if you agree or disagree write a short post up to 200 words. Seeing how other people write will encourage you and as I said earlier you can also rewrite other peoples blogs in your own words. Sometimes you may need to research a particular subject, you do this my doing a quick Google search and read a number of different blog and then form your own opinion from the results.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Feel Free to contact me if you need any other ideas or assistance&nbsp; I am here to help and support you so that you can achieve your dreams.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>David Ogden</strong></div><div><strong>#</strong><a href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden"><strong>Markethive </strong></a></div> <div is_mini="true" style="left: 512px; top: 520px;" id="s3gt_translate_tooltip"><link href="chrome://s3gt/skin/s3gt_tooltip.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /></div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:34:00 -0600 If you already Own a Marketing System Please Don't Look at This - If you have Paid for your Marketing System Definitely Don't Look at This ! http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://markethive.com/david-ogden <center><h2>If you already Own a Marketing System Please Don't Look at This - If you have Paid for your Marketing System Definitely Don't Look at This !</h2></center> <p>No matter how you plan to market your business on the Internet,there are a number of essential tools you need to source:- </p> <ul> <li><p>A landing or capture page on which you can place video and or text to explain about your product and capture a potential customers contact details, so that you can communicate with them further. </p> </li><li><p>An Autoresponder which you can use to send out a series of email designed to build a relationship with your customers and answer questions they may have about you product in order that they can make a decision to purchase or provide guidance on how to get the best out of using the product. </p> </li><li><p>A blog which can be used to share your knowledge of the niche market that your business is positioned in. This is your showcase if you like and is used more to write about subjects which your product resolves rather than a sales page. </p> </li></ul> <p>You can pick up an Autoresponder for about $20 per month from Aweber or Get Response or try something cheaper like Mail Chimp where you pay per email You need however to be aware that as your mail list grows so do your cost and these can become substantial ($250-500+ per month). </p> <p>A landing page will cost from $20-200 per month using the likes of Instapage or Unbounce, to around $1250 or upwards for a custom design and don't forget that you will also need a hosting company to host the page, together with a domain name to host your website. </p> <p>Quite often when people suggest you look at "XYZ Business" these items are not mentioned, however as you can see they can be a costly overhead. </p> <center><h2>Other Marketing Tools you need to consider when running your business</h2></center> <ul> <li><p>Keyword Research Tools </p> </li><li><p>Campaign Management - This is often forgotten when you first start a business </p> </li><li><p>URL shortners </p> </li><li><p>WYSIWYG editor </p> </li><li><p>Forums - Most people are quite adapt at at typing a question into their browsers and then surfing the web for answers, this is quick and easy, however how much are you willing to put your trust in answers supplied by strangers.Normally you are best to do you own research, but it can help to get to gather the thoughts of other marketers on forum sites like "Warrior Forum" or "WHAM," who willing share their experience with those just entering the market place. </p> </li></ul> <center><h2>Using Social Media For Business</h2></center> <p>There are hundred of social media sites covering every subject under the sun, however you are best to concentrate on the big four,Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn and YouTube. Now Facebook for me is a little bit frivolous but it does provide a huge marketing potential which cannot be ignored. LinkedIn on the other hand is more serious and business orientated. Video is certainly on the rise and is becoming an essential element in marketing your business a short 3 minute video being the equivalent of a short 500-600 word blog post. </p> <center><h2>Imagine the time and money you could save by having all your marketing tools designed to work together and fully integrated with it own social network for support.</h2></center> MarketHive has made this all possible and since the beginning of the year marketers have been invited to test the system which is completely free. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and scores of man years of practical Internet marketing lie behind the system, which has been assembled in secret,using the latest system techniques, over the past two years and is now undergoing a phased release. <p>MarketHive has a clean and familiar look and feel similar to Facebook and boards where you can communicate with other members. </p><p>Do you have a special interest group or hobby? If you do you can quickly set up a public or private group where members have access to their own blog, videos and forums </p><p>Need help or have a question about anything connected with the business and the Internet and there will surely be someone who can supply you with the answer. </p><center><h2>How to control your marketing Campaigns by using MarketHive</h2></center> Managing your marketing is often a challenge, because you are going to be doing a lot of marketing, it is very easy to see what you are doing or what advert you are running when you use MarketHive. <ul> <li>Keyword research is vital to help ensure your success online, you need to have a way first of selecting the keywords that you are going to target and then recording their performance. So what are you looking for,well the best keywords are those that are most popular and have the least competition but at the same time are relevant with what you are promoting.<p> </p></li><li>Leading on from you keywords and also important for search engine optimisation (SEO) is backlinking and having a system that will monitor you link to see that they are still working can save you a lot of time<p> </p></li><li>It is not only backlinks that you need to track but also as you add landing pages,forum, blogs and websites it is a good idea to have a system or asset map that tells you what is connected to where. <p> </p></li><li>Many times people like to use URL shortners either to shorten or hide affiliate links but what if these could also be sorted or grouped by different marketing campaigns, as the can within MarketHive <p> </p></li><li>A most useful marketing tool is a website rotator which can be used for anything from split testing advertising pages, to using one url to hose potential customers to a number of different product, or to share leads from a landing page to members of your group. <p> </p></li><li>When it comes to groups it is possible to set up advertising co-ops to not only share the cost of advertising on popular sites but also to distribute the leads in proportion to the amount of advertising purchased. </li></ul> <center><h2>A Simple but Proven Method to Add Power to your Blog Posts - Using MarketHive </h2></center> Blogs are some of the most powerful tools in a marketers armoury, as both people and search engine are always searching for the latest and best information on any particular subject, however there is often the worry in some quarters about duplication but here are some ways that the marketing tool I use overcomes them to produce unique results. <ul> <li>Blog sharing - A very simple concept you invite quest writer to post to your blog </li><li>RSS Parser code - Allows you to embed a selection of RSS feeds into a blog on your own website. </li><li>RSS cocktail - you combine together a selections of varies RSS feeds and republish them on your own blog </li></ul> Many people like to use Wordpress for setting up their blog but find it difficult to set up with its multitude of plug in and extra's so the alternative is a propriety product called BlogPress which can be used to produce a customisable blog in minutes which is declined from the outset to enhance your SEO effort and be used to share content, which can quickly be added to different domains, with option to vary both the design and content, One great advantage is that the blog content can be edited and changed at anytime. Using a Wordpress plug in it is easy to display your content on any Wordpress blog without having to resort to copy and paste. Below are three simple scripts which cab display you content in a multitude of different ways: <ul> <li>BlogPress - A script to transform and display your posts on differently designed blog </li><li>BlogForum - A script that transform your post to look like forum. </li><li>Blog Feed - A script which you can use to provide updated information to your regular website on a regular basis. </li></ul> <center><h2>Free customisable Capture Pages from MarketHive</h2></center> The developers of the the system created the Internet's first leads capture and autoresponder system and this has been totally redesigned and now includes 7 stock templates which can be customised with video and text plus the option to build you own customised pages which once created can be changed and updated at the click of a button without ever having to upload a file again. A growing number of members are also sharing some innovative design skills. <p> </p><p><a href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden"></a></p><center><h2><a href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden"><font color="#FF000">Come on down and check out the Buzz at MarketHive</font> </a></h2></center> <p><strong>PS</strong> <br />Did I forget to tell you that MarketHive can automatically post to Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn and any videos you create in the video section are shared with you Tube. </p><p><strong>We have a special offer running at the moment</strong>, called Alpha Founder which provides certain additional Privileges such as a share in Advertising revenue and a profile page which acts as a capture, remember to take a look at the offer when <a href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden">you sign up</a>! </p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:23:34 -0600 How to post a blog - blog size http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://markethive.com/david-ogden Blog size is important when it comes to creating a blog post. I am starting to think that I need to step up and start making longer blog posts in order to take into account the requirements of Google for good informative content. The average size of my blog posts for many years has been around 300 words and perhaps this is on the short side according some recent discussion taking place on the Warrior forum <img style="border-color: #ffffff;" alt="Optimum blog post size" src="https://markethive.com/pics/david-ogden/blogpostlenght.jpg" align="right" border="5" height="537" width="364" />where I actually posted the following:- <blockquote>"[QUOTE=igg;9917376]I keep hearing about long articles being better for SEO and bringing in more clicks and shares, is that a myth or does it have some merit in your opinion?[/QUOTE] <p> I personally tend to think of an Article as being a minimum of 600 words with an optimum size being between 1600- 2500 anything smaller I refer to as a blog post with an optimum size being between 300- 500. </p> <p> I regard blogs posts as being something that I will produce everyday whereas an article will take more time to put together. Longer article should aim to keep your readers on your site for around seven minutes on one particular subject during which time they can read around 1,600 words. </p> <p> A blog may display say 3 smaller post totaling the same 1,600 words however the reader could be reading about a mixture of subjects which be confusing. </p> <p> I read a blog post on another forum just the other day ,from a friend of mine, who actually writes content every day which he builds into articles or around 1,600 words and he has found this very effective for his SEO purposes I think I might even consider this approach myself in the future." </p> </blockquote> <div> I have mulled over my thoughts and those of others and have done some more research of my own including looking back on some data put together in 2010 on blogging in various Niches which is shown in the table</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> It is interesting to see that blog posts of around 300 words are often used for news items and where there is a fast turnover of information</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Marketing blog posts are 500 to over 1000 words long and gossiping or social media as we call it is below 200 words. The popular health niche blog posts are around 600- 800 words.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I believe this table helps explain why when&nbsp; people&nbsp; gather together&nbsp; to discuss optimum lengths in forums and the like there are a number of different views each of which is right for the industry the person&nbsp; is involved in.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>During my research I came across another site providing information on the <a href="https://blog.bufferapp.com/optimal-length-social-media">optimal lengths to use in social media</a>.</div> <div>This provides some very practice and easy to follow advice about headers and contents etc. I realised that having read through the advice myself I need to take a new approach with my social media, one fit for all is not the best way way to present what you are doing. This is a great blog post with all the statistic in one place </div> <p> I am now starting to work on a new blog strategy which will also include posting a picture in my blog posts because as they say a picture can paint a thousand words and double the size of my normal blog posts to 600. Will also be making shorter posts on forums. My social media posts I will need further research&nbsp; as this could be a big area of change and i have never really being happy with Facebook and how I use it.. </p> <p> Writing what I refer to as an article of 1,600 words which would appear to be optimum will take some planning and time. My writing style at the moment is that I tend to write how I speak and I prefer to say as little as possible. I will need to put structure and order into the content as thought it were a formal speechand also set aside the time to put it all together.<br /></p><div>Welcome to what will be the first of my new style of blog posts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>David Ogden</strong></div><div><strong></strong><a href="http://markethive.com/david-ogden"><strong>#Markethive </strong></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div is_mini="true" is_bottom="true" style="left: 160px; top: 132px;" id="s3gt_translate_tooltip"><link href="chrome://s3gt/skin/s3gt_tooltip.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /></div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:06:08 -0700 7 Networking Questions to Ask Yourself http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://marketingcampaign.info/ <div> <div>I get together with a couple dozen other business owners for lunch every Tuesday here in&nbsp;Birmingham&nbsp;<br /> - Community Business Builders of Birmingham - is what we named the group several years ago when it started&#8230;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://marketingcampaign.info/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/questions.jpg" border="0" alt="Networking Questions To Ask" width="500" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We have a 60 minute meeting over lunch and we keep the meeting very structured in order to be respectful of everybody&#8217;s time.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Every person has 60 seconds to introduce themselves and their business.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>The we have a 5 minute education segment and then 2 of our members have 7 minutes to talk about their business in a little detail&#8230;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>If there is any time left at the end of the meeting we encourage anyone with referrals from any other member to give a little gratitude/feedback.</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>It&#8217;s a very "fast" hour so we constantly encourage members to have "one on one" meetings during the week. In other words get together for Coffee or lunch and get more in depth about what we do business wise and what kind of referrals are good for each other. I love it&#8230;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Today&#8217;s business education segment was handled by Joe Simons.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Joe is an architect who is focused on "building with integrity". It&#8217;s his branding motto. Although he&#8217;s capable and proficient with just about any architectural work Joe especially works with a lot of churches.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>It&#8217;s not just about drawing a plan for a building with an architect like Joe, it&#8217;s about guiding his clients through the "mine fields" of government red tape that can cost a client a lot of extra time/money.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Joe gets most of his business by networking so it was no surprise to me when his educational topic was "Questions to ask an influential leader". Joe related how he had used this exact list of questions when he had lunch with a mayor of a New Mexico city recently...</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Joe was quick to credit John Maxwell with 7 questions Joe likes to ask "Influential Leaders" but it occurred to me the list works well with anybody you or I are talking to (in person or over the phone) so I thought I&#8217;d share it.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Next time you are talking to someone and establishing "rapport" here are some questions that may help you help them help you &amp; them&#8230;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div> <ol> <li>What is the greatest lesson you have learned?</li> <li>What are you focused on learning right now?</li> <li>How has failure shaped your future?</li> <li>Who do you know that I should know? (my favorite)</li> <li>What have you read that you&#8217;d recommend I read?</li> <li>What have you done that you&#8217;d recommend I do?</li> <li>How can I add some value to what you do?</li> </ol> </div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>That&#8217;s an easy 7 to jot down and try the next time you are meeting with someone. Let me know how it works for you if you do use them - that would be a great future post.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></div> <div><span style="color: #0000ff;">MarketHive</span> - <a href="https://markethive.com/stephenhodgkiss" target="_blank">Free Inbound Marketing Tools</a></div> </div> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:19:49 -0700 Four Ideas To Utilizing Discussion Board Marketing http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://inboundoutbound.info/ <div> <div>Forum Boards have been a part of the internet community for a really lengthy time. It is an easy way for somebody to speak with different individuals all around the world about shared pursuits, questions, as well as answers. Online discussion board marketing is likely one of the best methods for a small business to promote their product or service in addition to socializing with doable buyers of your product.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://inboundoutbound.info/" target="_blank"><img src="https://markethive.com/pics/stephenhodgkiss/Forum_Marketing2.jpg" border="0" alt="Forum Marketing with MarketHive" width="500" /></a>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In at the moment quick paced internet world you could find forums on nearly any topic that may be of curiosity to you. All you must do is go to your favorite search engine and sort in your favorite subject and add forums and you may be greeted with hundreds of thousands of results. &nbsp;The chances are virtually countless on the forums that you've got the power to decide on from. When you get the results all you have to do is search by means of the links and find the forum that you feel might contribute to you or one which could possibly contribute to the forum. If you're making an attempt to promote what you are promoting however, it's essential click on on many of the forums and register.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Upon getting registered in a number of of the more fashionable boards you have to to edit your profile. The profile is very important as it will be the one thing that will promote your product online. It's possible you'll consider on creating a brief bio that tells visitors about you and the business you might be promoting. Just be sure you embody your keywords to both the text and hyperlink to your blog. This can show you how to show up on the search engines.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Now that you have completed your profile you are actually able to create a signature file. The signature file will help you increase traffic to your website in addition to increasing the backlink. This file will seem every time you put up in a forum.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Now that you have each of the most important steps finished, you are now prepared to use the discussion board to market your small business or product. &nbsp;There are a few tips that it's best to follow though to ensure that the forums to work for you.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>1. Use the web forums to be able to be taught as much as you'll be able to about your business. Nearly all the boards which are out there are free to make use of so it is a great approach to do research. Also some boards mean you can learn the posts without even joining which is nice as it permits you access to priceless data with out having to join. That you must you'll want to take the time in studying these boards and asking any questions that you could be have. Studying is one of the most important steps to any web enterprise as issues are consistently changing.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>2. You'll want to use the forums to ask questions. Nearly everybody in the forum community is keen to assist others and reply questions as they can. When you never ask your query, you will never get the answers that you seek. The key although is to make sure that you ask the fitting questions as you do not want to spam the discussion board boards. Spamming the forum boards to get folks to click on on your signature link will only get your post deleted and presumably get you banned from the discussion board as well.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>3. Once you're feeling you might be ready you may begin to reply questions for different members of the forum in addition to assist them with their issues just as they did for you. It will help you to get your backlink to grow as your belief grows. This will also assist you to turn into generally known as an skilled on subject.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>4. Try to not submit any links in your initial publish this is what you will use your signature file for</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div>Forum advertising is a great way to socialize and meet new potential clients of your product. If they're used accurately, you possibly can have a really successful web business.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Steven Hodgkiss</strong></div> <div>Authorised Distributor for <a href="http://wowmiraclegel.com" target="_blank">2 Minute Miracle Gel</a></div> <div></div> </div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:59:56 -0700 Trying to raise interest on your social network? http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://brian-walters-online.com/trying-to-raise-interest-on-your-social-network/ <font size="2"> <p><strong><font color="#000080" face="Verdana"><img src="http://brian-walters-online.com/images/social.png" alt="Marketing on social network sites" align="left" border="0" height="60" width="150" />Trying to raise interest on your social network?</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana"><span lang="">Marketing on Social network sites is not an easy feat. It relies on a lot of user interaction, especially with existing contacts. Know the benefits Social sites can do to your business. Understand how social networking can drive targeted traffic to your </span>web</font><span lang=""><font face="Verdana"> site today.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Social network sites are the new breed of online social hubs. More and more users turn to social networking sites to find loved ones, reconnect with old friends, or even host a high school reunion.</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">However, social networking sites offer more than just meeting new and old friends, it can also be an avenue to promote your latest book, show online users about your Internet site and updates, or even use the social sites to promote your views and agendas.</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Social network sites or User-created content sites like blogs, forums, or dating </font><font face="Verdana">web</font><span lang=""><font face="Verdana"> sites are basically places online where users can congregate to share information, give advice, or work on similar interests. Users flock social network sites, making it a good vantage point for Internet&nbsp; marketers to launch their products.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Verdana">There are two types of marketing involved over social networking sites. Different types of individuals who promote their products or skills over social networking sites often employ varying tactics to get their message across. Several online marketers employ the use of the comments system on social marketing sites to post information about their products or use social sites to improve search engine placement for their Internet sites.</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Though some Internet</font><font face="Verdana"> <span lang="">marketers would go overboard with the promotion and quite literally spam their target audience with useless data just to lure them to clicking a link which will direct them to the Internet site being promoted. Other types of </span>people marketing on the <span lang="">Internet employ a subtle technique of social engineering to make users trust them and to make them purchase their products or click on a link to their main </span>web </font><span lang=""><font face="Verdana">site.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Other marketers would go as far as using black hat search optimization techniques to force </font><font face="Verdana">web </font><span lang=""><font face="Verdana">browsers into redirecting to another site. This type of marketing is not allowed on most social communities, and could get you banned on that social site, if caught.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Taking the different strategies piece by piece we identify different patterns on how</font><font face="Verdana"> <span lang="">people marketing on the Internet</span> <span lang="">coordinate their efforts to capture a wider scope of online users on a social networking site and achieve better search engine placement for their Internet sites. </span>Web <span lang="">marketers who operate viral marketing strategies often use software tools that will allow them to harvest different user profiles or account numbers, which they would use to send or post messages on. Internet&nbsp; marketers meticulously gather user details and interest, and seek out vital social community sections like forums and rant pages where their messages can go around with the least possible chance of getting erased by members. </span>Some people marketing on the <span lang="">Internet</span> <span lang="">usually lace their promotional words with entertaining music or videos.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana"><span lang="">But this can still be the tip of the iceberg on the grand scheme of online promotions. Once you give into the advertising, you will see yourself clicking on different links which will make you download or get redirected to another Internet site which can force you to download a certain application or Trojan which they can then use to either force your browser to redirect to other Internet</span> </font><span lang=""><font face="Verdana">pages when you are browsing or quite literally force your computer to accept different ads from their Internet site.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Social engineering on the other hand employs more interaction between the marketer and the end users. Internet&nbsp; marketers who employ social engineering often use chatrooms or utilize the email system of social network sites to send messages to users. VoIP or Internet telephoning can also be used to improve marketer and user interaction. This type of online marketing may take awhile to be realized, but is often more successful in landing repeat customers, if done right.</font></p> </font><span lang=""> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; " data-mce-style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;" data-mce-style="color: #ff0000;"><font size="2"><a title="neural social marketing" target="_blank" href="http://brian-walters-online.com/">Neural Social Marketing</a></font></span><a title="Market Hive" target="_blank" href="https://markethive.com/tuneup" data-mce-href="https://markethive.com/tuneup"><span style="color: #ff0000;" data-mce-style="color: #ff0000;"><font size="2"><br /> </font></span></a></span></strong></p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:51:52 -0700 Offline Marketing and the value of forums. http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://brian-walters-online.com/offline-marketing-the-value-of-forums/ <p><font size="2" face="Verdana"><img src="http://brian-walters-online.com/images/off-line.png" alt="Offline Marketing" align="left" border="0" height="60" hspace="2" vspace="2" width="150" /><font color="#0000FF"><strong>The Value Of Forums <br /> </strong></font></font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Recently I participated in a forum discussion about offline marketing &#8211; that is using more traditional marketing offline to drive traffic to your website or blog. I can still remember the first time I saw a URL in a TV commercial and how cool I thought that was.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">The offline world has the constraint of geography, so the least expensive forms of viral social marketing are going to be geographically bound, which can be challenging for some sites. Someone on the forum said that offline marketing is a waste of time for most sites or blogs. I think that is a false generalization. In fact, every site should practice some form of offline social viral promotion. We call these efforts drive to web programs and they can be very successful.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">There are two important pieces to all promotion, and they become even more important in promoting your site offline. Just like the online world, your success at offline promotion is going to hinge on putting your message in front of the prospect in the right context &#8211; meaning at the right time and when they are in the right mood to perform the action you are looking for, which in this case is a visit to your website.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">You need two elements for each viral marketing idea &#8211; the hook and the context. Once you figure out how you&#8217;re going to do it, you need to determine where you&#8217;re going to do it. If the niche and scope of your business won&#8217;t lend itself well to local leads, passing out business cards isn&#8217;t going to work as a viral marketing idea. I think every site could benefit from offline leads &#8211; it&#8217;s just a matter of how much time and money you want to throw at them.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">So here are ten ideas with an explanation of hook and context for each:</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">1. Idea: Use your URL like your phone number. Most people get it on their business cards but leave it off many equally important items that become marketing materials. Here are a few: letterheads, press releases, yellow page ads, newspaper advertising, radio and TV ads, company vehicles, brochures, sell sheets, the bottom of every page of your catalog. Wherever there is a phone number there should be both a URL and contact email address that is generic (contact@yourcompany.com).</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: Nothing. You&#8217;re already paying for the materials anyway.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Global, because all of your marketing materials travel all over the place, and your ads should be seen and heard everywhere in the markets you choose.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">2. Idea: Webcards. You can get business cards pretty cheap this days. Companies like DCP Print offer 250 free business cards with their ad on the back (their own viral marketing) or $9.99 for 500 cards. They seem a little thin, but they&#8217;ll do. What you want to do is choose an attention-getting color that fits with the image of your site (a nice sky blue or yellow), and put your URL right in the middle in huge letters. Put a short description of the site and maybe your email and/or telephone number, and give them out.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: Minimal.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: More locally focused, because you are handing them out. But check out the next idea.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">3. Idea: Make every customer contact a viral marketing opportunity. Remember the webcards from the last idea? It&#8217;s a no-brainer to hand them out directly to customers, right? How about paper clipping a couple of them to an invoice or statement or other correspondence with a small postit note personally written by you asking them to keep one of the cards and give the other one to someone who might be able to use it.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">This will work with many of the ideas on this page.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">If you spend enough time building relationships with your customers they should be happy to help. Be sure to thank them for any referrals.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: Minimal.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Sort of a viral marketing meets chain letter idea that has potential. Global in scope.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">4. Idea: Referral Bribes. This is a terrific idea, because it works both offline and online. For online you can send an email to your customers or put a link on your pages. There are tools like refer-a-buddy for websites and there are plenty of free refer this page to a friend scripts out there.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Offer your current customers an incentive to refer new customers. Maybe it&#8217;s a coupon for a percentage off their next order, or an entry into a prize raffle or something else of value. This encourages people to tell you who referred them so you can see who&#8217;s helping you out.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">For the offline equivalent, make up a coupon and hand it out to people to hand out to other people.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Always send a thank you to people who refer other people, even if you bribe them.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: A little to a lot, depending on the bribe.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Global if you combine offline with online.<br /> <br /> 5. Idea: Tchochkes . Tchochkes [choch-kez] are little gifts (knick knacks) emblazoned with your URL that you give out to people. The webcard could actually be considered a tchochke, but they usually are stuff we have on our desk or around our house like paperweights, coffee cups, T-Shirts, refrigerator magnets and other stuff.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">At my wine shop we give out corkscrews with foil cutters that have our info printed in gold on them. I never have them out where people can see them but people often ask for them so I know they are getting around.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">These can be very effective, but they can also be very expensive. If you come up with a well-designed coffee cup or paperweight it will end up on the desk of your customer, where everyone that comes into his office can see it. Make sure the URL is prominent, and try to make it fun and unique.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: Could get very expensive.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Global depending on where you send them.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">6. Idea: Direct Mail with a personalized offer I have done this successfully many times, and your success is going to depend on how well you target your prospects and the quality of your offer.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">If you have a super-niche site, subscription-based site, or high ticket niche item this idea is probably a winner for you, though it may get expensive. There are (snail mail) mailing lists for everything. I have used a broker, Edith Roman for years. Put together a mailing list and a good offer, like a trial subscription or free gift or special coupon or free knick knack or something like that.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Use a well designed, neat, personalized letter with a personalized URL (an easy one), and send them off to redeem their offer. Use a personalized splash page and a good offer. Cost: Fairly expensive to very expensive.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Global.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">7. Idea: The World as Your Billboard If there is opportunity in a more local focus for your drive to web program, you should figure out how to get your URL in front of as many people as you can locally. Creative and unique wins the day.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">I&#8217;ve seen posters, yard signs, billboards, bumper stickers, pens and pencils, car window signs. Think about it and come up with something good.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Don&#8217;t clutter them with text. Use your URL and a few descriptive words:</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana"><a href="http://brian-walters-online.com/"><font color="#000000">http://brian-walters-online.com</font></a><strong><br /> Social Viral Marketing</strong></font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">One person had bookmarks made up and inserted them into books at the local bookstore (owned by a friend) in relevant categories. Brilliant. Another person created PDF viral marketing kits for site fans to spread the word in their town. Another brilliant idea.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Cost: Inexpensive.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Context: Local.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Always, always, always have business cards, web cards, brochures, tchochkes or some viral marketing medium on you, because you never know when an opportunity to pass them out will arise.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">I have a supply of business cards and brochures in the trunk of my car. I even have a stack of cards in the saddlebag of my motorcycle.</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Verdana">All of these ideas are combinable, and you should be implementing at least one or two of them. I&#8217;d love to hear your offline viral marketing ideas. Post them at:</font></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; " data-mce-style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;" data-mce-style="color: #ff0000;"><font size="2"><a title="neural social marketing" target="_blank" href="http://brian-walters-online.com/">Neural Social Marketing</a></font></span><a title="Market Hive" target="_blank" href="https://markethive.com/tuneup" data-mce-href="https://markethive.com/tuneup"><span style="color: #ff0000;" data-mce-style="color: #ff0000;"><font size="2"><br /> </font></span></a></span></strong></p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:39 -0700 Generating your own leads in Market Hive http://cinemacables.com/index.php?page=0#post_ http://brian-walters-online.com/generating-your-own-market-hive-leads/ <table border="0" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td width="151"><img src="http://brian-walters-online.com/images/new_pa8.jpg" alt="Leads gathered in Market Hive " border="0" height="90" width="130" /></td><td><h1><font color="#FF0000" size="2" face="Verdana">Here are 5 of the most popular reasons you may want to consider generating your own marketing leads.</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">You have definitely come to the right place. <font color="#0000FF"><strong>Market Hive</strong></font> is an internet marketing System where you can signup and use ALL the marketing tools for free... and yes... it really is free!</font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><h1><font color="#0000FF" size="2" face="Verdana">1. Quality -</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">When you purchase leads from a leads vendor you are buying a list of names and contact details that has been generated in a very generic way as to maximize the response rate of the lead generators advertising campaign.</font></p><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">These leads aren't necessarily generated from the most targeted means of advertising. They are presented with a very simple generic lead capture page selling them on the benefits of owning a home based business such as time freedom, more money, less stress etc...</font></p><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Not necessarily selling them on any specific type of home based business. When you are phoning this type of lead you really don't know what type of business they may be interested in and you&#8217;re left to sort them and this can be a time consuming procedure. Generating your own leads with a website you have control over changes the game.</font></p><h1><font color="#0000FF" size="2" face="Verdana">2. Responsive -</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Leads that you have generated on your own are usually much more responsive than leads that you would have purchased from a leads vendor. Most likely they haven't been contacted by several different network marketers and their name hasn't been sold over and over again by some of the leads vendors out there. </font></p><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Leads that you generate are Real-Time - As fresh as you can get and they are exclusive to you (providing the prospect hasn't submitted to other websites). By simply controlling the advertising message displayed on your lead capture page you can custom tailor the leads you'll be generating to your specific product or opportunity.</font></p><h1><font color="#0000FF" size="2" face="Verdana">3. Real-Time Leads -</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">One of the most popular reasons for a network marketer to generate their own leads is that you can receive them in real-time. This is especially powerful for people who are in the higher ticket business opportunities and they need the highest quality lead they can get. Nothing and I'll say that again... NOTHING Beats having company specific real-time leads in your inbox waiting to be contacted about your product or opportunity. When you run a large successful advertising campaign you can literally sit at your computer and watch the fresh real-time leads roll in waiting to be contacted by you and your team.</font></p><h1><font color="#0000FF" size="2" face="Verdana">4. Custom Surveys -</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">When you are the lead generator you have full control over the questions you want to ask your prospects. This can be a very effective way to do some of that dreaded "sorting" that many network marketers hate doing. You can simply qualify or disqualify leads based on the questions they have answered on your lead capture page. *Tip* It is a wise idea to always run a "Comments Or Questions" or "Tell Me About Yourself" form field on your lead capture page. Not every single prospect will fill these fields out but when they do it will be the most valuable piece of information you receive next to their name and number. Anything a prospect is willing to share with you before the initial contact can be your saving grace when it comes to breaking the ice.</font></p><h1><font color="#0000FF" size="2" face="Verdana">5. Cost -</font></h1><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">That's right... Generating your own leads can actually save you a lot of money if you spend the time to setup some solid advertising campaigns. You'll no longer be paying the middle man or any commissions that so many leads vendors like to attach their lead plans. Like many leads companies on the web you won't have the high cost of employees either.</font></p><p><font size="2" face="Verdana">Your cost to generate your own leads will be your advertising costs and any other tools you may be using such as lead capture pages and/or auto responders. When you are generating leads of the highest quality and you have semi-decent skills at speaking with them you will need less of them to enrol a new business associate. This saves you time and saves you money. Both are very valuable in the fast paced world of network marketing.<br /><br />These are just a few reasons you may want to consider learning a little more about generating your own leads for your specific product or opportunity. It could make a difference in how effectively you market your program.</font></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000; font-family:Arial" data-mce-style="color: #ff0000;" color="#ff0000" face="Arial" size="5"><font size="5"><a title="Market Hive" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://markethive.com/tuneup" href="https://markethive.com/tuneup"><font color="#FF0000">MarketHive</font></a></font></span></strong></p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:50:07 -0700