Well we don’t know what your situation is or your abilities. You need to give us some context.
We all need money - but coming here without any context means we can’t really offer suggestion specific to you.
Welcome to the latest post on good-girls-guide.co.uk. As you will see, I have started a new blog page about Money Management - beginning with 30 days to Money Management.
Blogging for business
If you are a company large or small - you are at an advantage to your competitors if you can include a blog on your site. Consider inviting guest bloggers to write articles, if you feel you can not provide enough original content to your site on a regular basis. Short blogging articles also work. Master of this is legendary blogger and permission based marketing expert Seth Godin. He creates very short short articles and emails them to you once you have signed up to his daily blog alerts. The articles are usually associated with his area of expertise.
Hello all! It's been a while since I have added content to this site, however as the audience continues to grow, it's only reasonable that I give you all some fresh content!
I have been working hard and having several sites and blogs to maintain, I have neglected my favourite and first blog. I realised that there were several people (including those who I personally know) have been learning from this site, yet won't admit that I have helped them out (You know who you are, and so do I! Yes I have seen your sites, blogs and instagrams) .... so it's time to get back to the grindstone and do what I enjoy, without giving away the gold.
I have continued to learn several internet marketing strategies and some have performed exceptionally. There is so much to learn in interent marketing that it is inevitable that you will feel overwhelmed and begin to lose focus and control.
So in May 2014, I attended David Lee's Event in London, Passion 2 Profit, for entrepreneurs and business owners who need to systematize their marketing. I attended with the aim of exploring what it is, or was, that I am really passionate about.
What are you PASSIONATE about?
I began to reflect on my 'passions' even before I arrived. What was I really passionate about? I had spent the last few years burning the candle at both ends learning internet marketing to add 'practical' and 'modern' marketing strategies to my marketing degree qualifications. I got involved in a MLM (network marketing) business as a means of modelling the strategies I was learning, only to find myself more deeply embroiled with it than I had intended and felt it was more detrimental to my credibility and reputation, than the 'practical value' I was extracting from it. My time was split between too many camps, with the passion and committment to make just one of them succeed being split unevenly between them all. I was experiencing the pendulum effect. As one area received all the energy, the knock on effect left the others feeling the refered impact. In the end, the energy dissapates and everything stops.
Passion2Profit UK May 2014: Highlights and Review
Passion2Profit - A Refreshing Change
The event taught a great blend of 'offline' and online marketing strategies as well as giving us opportunity for personal reflection on our vision, dreams, motivations and inner values. The weekend involved the use of visualisation, video learning, role play, reflection and humour. It also provided all attendees with a great opportunity to network with other like minded individuals who wanted to produce their own product or service or even just enhance their personal selling or marketing techniques for their investments. David provided a broad range of advice on image management, seminar development and sales, in addition to presentation, video production and public speaking techniques.
Why are these techniques important?
Social media can often be paraded as the easy way to 'sell' and promote yourself or your products, while internet marketing is promoted as a channel for generating an 'autopilot income while you sleep'. The reality is, that it is much tougher than that, and promises of easy money are often greatly overated by those trying to sell us something. You will grow weary and mistrusting. It is especially difficult for those more introverted by nature, looking to anonymously build an online income.
The most important factors in building trust and developing customer interaction, encouraging buying decisions and building brand loyalty, are the verbal and non-verbal messages you present to a potential client or customer, often even before they have met you. The social media is a means of supporting your values, be they personal or organisational, and allowing customers to begin to align themselves or their aspirations with you, your brand or the lifestyle your brand or products represent. By doing this, you are fostering brand association. So how do you convey your verbal and non-verbal messages? You are probably already familiar with this pie-chart depicting how much influence our non-verbal gestures convey. The biggest influence in communication are the things you DON'T say; your body language and gestures.
Passion2Profit identifies techniques that you can use to add greater positive influence in you nonverbal communications.
The Magic of Metaphors
If you have ever visited a hypnotherapist or listened to a surmon, a great speaker or an unforgettable advert, you may not realise that there were two distinct strategies for helping people encourage their unconscious minds to change behaviours. There is the use of direct suggestion - telling them what's wrong, why and what the alternatives are, or secondly, by the use of indirect suggestions, which include the use of storytelling, also known as metaphors. Metaphors have a way of slipping past the conscious mind and relentlessly sticking in your head wanting to find meaning, expression and value - even when it's completely illogical and meaningless! Psychologist and literary writers call this the 'Power of the Narrative'. We are all conditioned to look for 'the meaning', 'the happy ending' or 'the resolve' in a story. How does it all end?
As a hypnotherapist myself, I favoured direct suggestion, however, for many clients the use of a nonsensicle or unrelated story, would often work like magic on their unconscious minds. It just stops their anxious train of thoughts, in their tracks!
Therefore, if you want to increase your influence and persuasion skills, increase the amount of stories and metaphors you use in your everyday interactions, in social media, your marketing and in your selling process.
David Lee's program is derived by an American hypnotherapist, Joel Bauer, who has sold best selling books on persuasion and influence techniques, and the Passion2Profit weekend touches on story telling, client testimonials and persuasion techniques.
Get to David Lee's Passion2Profit event this year!
To attend David Lee's weekend event and learn to profit from your passion with his techniques, visit his website and purchase his book, which will pay for your access to his event. The next event is due in October 2014 and I would encourage you to attended and enjoy yourself! Take a long weekend off and pamper yourself in a superb location by booking into the hotel too!
Read more reviews and testimonials here:
One of the most important skills of the entrepreneur is the ability to prepare budgets and accurate financial forecasts for their business. Your ability to set financial goals for sales, expenses, and profits is a true measure of your ability to succeed in business.
Brian Tracy, top business coach outlines the importance of creating a projected budget for your business whether it is online or ofline. Your budget and income projections need to be based on predicting annual trends, seasonal trends, expenses and production costs. He explains the importance of keeping a written record of your financial projections which are created in line with your market research, market analysis and experience. Whether you have an online or offline business, create a 12 - 24 month projection for your business. If you don't do this, you may find yourself vulnerable to impulsive purchases or large and unplanned for expenses.
Of course financial control methods is only one aspect of managing a business or a business project. Brian Tracy is a well respected world renowned business coach who has written several business books and audio CD's. He specialises in personal development. You can find several of his programs and development tools at his website.
It’s always refreshing to see new strategies to make money online. However, the majority of the time I’m pretty disappointed with the results.
Click here: http://bit.ly/1hTnkGR
Grab your copy here!
When I was recommended to buy Google Sniper 2.0, I thought it would be another system that just left me disappointed, but the proof and success stories tipped me to buy it. A quick Google search for testimonials and by watching the sales video it was clear that this system has worked wonders for other people, and it’s actually generated the most online success stories than any other system/course to date. It was a no brainer to give it a shot personally.
At the time in my Internet marketing journey, I was pretty lost as to what road to head down. Google Sniper 2.0 really outlays the basics, from picking a niche, choosing keywords, buying a domain to setting up a wordpress website which will generate passive income online. It’s an extensive guide, but it’s easy to pick up (the walkthrough videos by George help also).
I studied the strategy pretty extensively to start with, and created my first “Sniper” site the next day. I was pretty excited due to the success stories, but still had that common doubt that it would be another blowout. I made my first bit of commission two weeks later after setting up the site completely. It wasn’t a huge amount but it was something, and that was the trigger to skim through the course once more to see if I could improve my site in anyway. The site in question started to generate me a tidy amount of commission, and still generates on average $375 a month (on autopilot).
As I’ve been recommended many times before, “if something works duplicate it...” And that’s what I did. I now have about 10 sniper sites, all generating commission each month. Each site differs in the amount of money I’m making, but I can’t squabble as I’m on the hunt for more...
The best thing about this course is alongside earning a nice income each month from this system on autopilot with no traffic generation, it’s also an extensive guide into niche research, finding products to promote and how to set up your own website. Yes, it may need to be read through a few times, but believe me... It’s worth it.
Check out Google Sniper 2.0 here - http://bit.ly/1hTnkGR
Now, I would like to invest in a better camera but being resourceful in the internet marketing challenge means I have looked at other means first. My mobile phone has a great camera facility within it as do many mobile phone. In order to transfer the video from the phone to the computer I will need to re-establish my wi-fi connection, which I haven't used for a while, so once done, I hope to bring you a few clearer and audible videos. See you then ... :)
This year the internet started to pay me for my contribution to the community. Watch the video to learn how.
I have been learning internet marketing for a few years and remained frustrated at the lack of rewards for my hard work, long hours and sacrifices. Then last year in Decemer 2012, as I considered quitting, I had an interaction which lead me to finally tapping into a small but satisfying stream of income.
I had realised that I have 'lost' that income throughout the year previous due to a small ommission.
As the weeks progress, I intend to blog or video my progress on how I intend to grow my small acorns. You can join me and follow along. Subscribe to the channel, the blog and submit your details to remain updated.
http://www.izettle.co.uk -izettle site to order your card payment device.
iZettle Card Payment System Review : IZettle is a card payment system which can be used by business owners or the self employed, such as therapists, hypnotherapists, plumbers, decorators and electricians who need secure payment devices which allow customers to pay by card and allow business to send a reciept via email as they develop a database of customer emails, enabling them to offer further infomation, offers and services.
It cost just £20 from http://www.izettle.com and can be used with android phones, iphones and ipads. You will also recieve a coupon to redeem your £20 with your transactions. There are no ongoing cost, just a fee of approximately 2.74% per transaction. It is ideal for small businesses who want to keep there costs low and has the advantage that it is also a small portable detachable device that can be carried when you visit you customers or clients.
There is no monthly fee to pay, instead there is a fee of 2.74% approximatley for each transaction. This is ideal if your clients only make occasional payments via card or your sales prices or fees are generally low and you can therefore find it difficult to justify the regular monthly payments charged by other card processing companies.
Visit www.izettle.com to obtain yours.
So you think you need your own website? Where do you start and what will you need? Over a short series of articles I will tell you about the very basic of equipment and services you will need to begin your online business - or to get you current offline business online.
But I shall come back to the question 'Do you need a website?' later. In the meantime, if you think the answer is 'yes', proceed.
Register your business name
If you already have a business and you operate under a business name, you will need to check if you busines name is free and available for your use as a domain name. In order to do this go to godaddy for example and type in your business name to check it's availability. If you are American you can go with a ".com" or if you are english you may prefer to use a".co.uk". They help to identify where your company is based. Charities tend to go for ".org" or ".org.uk" but more details are on the godaddy website where several other suffixs are available.
Alternatively you can register your own name as the webpage. It helps if you have an unusual or distinctive name.
Are you local, national or international?
Because your website is their to validate you and your position in the market. Clients/customers will proactively search on line to find out about you and your business. they will actively seek out a website and look for reviews if applicable, of your products and services.
Of course, domain name registrars will expect and encourage you to buy hosting for your website. If you are experienced in using hosting sites, then go ahead. However, this site is created by a site which provides simple drag and drop facilities, templates and instruction videos, which I feel more comfortable using. You can forward your details via the contact for if you would like further details.
Content is King. Focus on your CONTENT
In addition to a name for your site and a reliable computer, you will need an internet connection (broadband) and either a notepad and pen or Word on your computer. Why? Because content is where you start. Content is why visitors come, and content is what will keep them coming. Content, as they say, is King! and brainstorming is your next activity.
Brainstorm - and feel free to share it in the comments box below. Like this on Facebook if you know someone who will benefit from this.
Asset - tangible and intangible