What Are The Benefits To Social Networking?

According to Joseph Skoda’s article on ezine, Social networking is the latest trend today and it will be here to stay for a long time. It is now popular among internet users mainly because it is easy to use and it has many important uses and benefits to them. The various social networking sites have many functions and available 24/7. People’s needs are always answered and fulfilled within seconds and wherever they may be. For people with online business this is the perfect setup for them since the opportunities are endless. Here are some of the benefits that are very significant and vital to their online business.
“1. They can do important research on certain ideas or concepts and information in order to be able to make important and correct business decisions.”
And this is really true. You can learn about what your audience demographic wants and expects from you through social networking sites. You can increase your product or website’s popularity by creating a Twitter and Facebook page. These are the things that make you more accessible. You can directly speak to the fans of your product. Poll them, ask them questions about products or new features of your site, and so on.
“2. Be able to network and connect with other business associates and prospective clients and customers. The social networking gives you a unique opportunity to broaden your circle of contacts and customers without having to go physically door to door to them.”
Never underestimate the power of networking. It can make you or break you. You need to connect with fellows in the same field as you are. “The dynamics in the social networking is fast and immediate. You are able to get feedbacks, questions and inquiries directly from your customer which is a very useful tool for your business. Being able to reach out and interact with your customers is always vital to online businesses since you are allowing your company to be visible and within reach to them and eventually gain popularity and good reputation. All these will eventually help you lead to one of your important goals of increasing sales and thereby increasing profit for the company.” For instance, I connect with writers, so I can get in the same headspace as writers, and so I know what the qualifications of a writer are these days. What qualms do they have? Do I have those troubles? How do they fix these issues? What are editors looking for in a manuscript? How can I meet those expectations?
Networking also offers a support group for you. You find help from others as you go through any tough times. And part of support is finding members of your team. Networking helps so much in finding the right people for the right job for you, “Be able to recruit for human resources that are exceptionally capable and therefore right for the job they are offering. Having a competent and talented staff is important and gives you a big advantage in making your business a success.”
And finally, what is a business or a blog if it does not have connections with other businesses? It helps to have support.

K.I.S. – Keep It Simple

Good morning, As you may know I follow several blogs and pay a lot of money for some of my outstanding newsletters. This is one post I thought I would share because I offer this exact ideal when it comes to leadership. I believe all my friends here on LinkedIn can benefit from this. You know as time goes on you must brand yourself. Branding does not require a ego in fact it requires humility. The branding that is simple and pragmatic will win over your clients/customers every time.

 

Please read below as my friend Randy points out.

Don’t Over-complicate It – 7 Simple Truths for Leadership Success

by Randy Conley

We tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we reallyreally, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not always common practice.

Searching the shelves of your local bookstore (do those still exist?) or doing a search on Amazon.com would lead you to believe that to be a successful leader you’ll need to discover the keys, take the right steps, obey the laws, figure out the dysfunctions, embrace the challenge, ascend the levels, look within yourself, look outside yourself, form a tribe, develop the right habits, know the rules, break the rules, be obsessed, take control, let go of control, learn the new science, or discover the ancient wisdom. Did I say we like to over-complicate things?

I don’t think leadership should be that complicated. If you’re looking for leadership success, consider these seven simple truths:

1. There aren’t any shortcuts – Leadership is hard work and most of it is on the job training. Formal education and ongoing development are essential parts of developing your leadership competency, but don’t think you can transform yourself into a great leader by reading a certain book or taking a particular training course. Great leaders are built by being in the game, not by standing on the sidelines or sitting in the classroom.

2. Great leaders start by being great followers – Most successful leaders were successful followers at some point. They learned how to be part of a team, put the needs of others ahead of their own, and work toward a goal bigger than themselves. In our hero-worshiping culture, we tend to place the spotlight on the individual achievements of leaders, and not pay much attention to how they cultivated those winning ways earlier in their career. Learn to be a good follower and you’ll learn what it takes to be a good leader.

3. There’s no mysterious secret to leadership success – Contrary to the titles of popular leadership books, there is no single, mysterious secret to unlocking leadership success (see truth #1). All those books I lovingly teased earlier offer valuable insights about various aspects of leadership, but most of them tell you what you already know to be true…which brings me to the next point.

4. You already know what it takes to be a good leader – Not to plagiarise Robert Fulghum, but you probably learned in kindergarten most of what it takes to be a good leader. Be nice. Play well with others. Say please and thank you. Do what you can to help others. Of course you have to mature and apply those fundamentals in adult ways like being transparent and authentic with others, challenging people to strive for their goals, holding them accountable, and having difficult conversations when needed.

 

 

 

by Randy Conley

 

 

 

Blog Marketing – Be Seen!

Blog Marketing: Be Seen!

I was just conducting a seminar and I was talking about the demand to SEE who is behind the curtain. People want to know who they are doing business with. A lot of you out there get this and are nodding your head right now but I want to take it a step further. You need to be in front of the camera, Yep the ooh… camera. Video is definitely preferred. It’s funny when people try this it seems like they get so tense their shoulders are higher than their head. =)  Get in practice and become the expert and get people to look at you as the “go to ” authority. The road to branding supremacy is straight through the camera and you in front of it.

Having a blog and making it known to cyber world is not as easy as it may seem. Many people think that they can write it or build it and they will come. This is not the case at all. Just because you put something out there on the WWW, does not mean that it will be seen by all. There are some things that you can do to ensure that your blog will be seen and seen by many. Blog marketing is really only as hard as you make it.

Building links for your blog will definitely help get it out there and get it known. However when you are trying to build a customer base and get your blog known, just a few links are hardly every enough. You will need to continue to work on your blog and get links to it all of the time. The more the better in this case. Also keep in mind the higher authority sites, the more links you can get from the high authority sites, the better off your blog is going to be. Obtaining links is something that you will never stop doing. While you may take a short break, you will never be done.

Adding videos if possible to your blog is also a great technique that you can use for blog marketing. This is because you can then submit your blog to the video directories. So if there are any videos that will fit into the market of your blog it would be to your advantage in the blog marketing world to add them. Then submitting your blog to all of the directories that it would fit in would be a great plus for your blog.

If you have funds for your blog marketing campaign, you should most definitely use those to submit your blog to the paid directories. Google trusts the paid sites, and they know that money was used to get your blog into those sites. They will also use the fact that not all paid directories will take just any site or blog. No matter how much money you have. So, seeing if you can qualify for their blog standards will be something that you can use as well and get you in with the best sites and blogs on the web.

Using a press release as part of your blog marketing is another awesome way that you can get your blog out there. For a fee, you can have a press release written about your blog and then submitted to all of the hot off the press news sites. Your blog will get many hits from a press release and having it linked to these kind of sites will also help the page rank substantially as well. While the cost of all press releases range from the company or person that you have do them, many times they are affordable and will fit easily into a marketing budget that you may have.

Using discussion boards such as forums and message boards with your blog link in your signature is still a great way to get your blog out there and known. Be sure that the message board that you post on is relevant to your blog or chances are that no one will be interested in clicking on your link. Also, if you came off as an expert in your market, you should have no problems attracting new readers to your blog from the use of message board posting. This can also be a great way to market a website and get that out there as well to be seen by the world.

Find other blogs that are in the same market as yours and leave the writers comments. This will take them back to your blog and will also take their readers there as well. Doing this will bring some more traffic and is a great way to get your blog seen.

Follow all of these great tips for easy blog marketing and you will have more readers reading your blog in no time.

Have an incredible week!

 

Mike

Using Social Networking Websites to Promote Your Blog

 No Blog….WHAT?

Do you know what the main purpose of a social networking website is? If you are an avid internet user, you likely do. Social networking websites are online communities that make it easier for internet users to meet and communicate with each other. If you are an internet user who enjoys using the internet to meet new people, there is a good chance that you already belong to a social networking website. What about an online blog? Do you have one of them? If you do, do you know that you could use your social networking website to promote your blog?

Promote your blog? Why would you want to do that? Honestly, if you have to ask yourself that question you probably shouldn’t even have one. The whole purpose of a blog is to document your thoughts, views, and opinions on a particular topic, issue, or subject. What good will your blog do if no one reads it. In addition to sharing your thoughts with the rest of the world, did you know that you could also make money from your blog? You can signup for affiliate programs or other programs like Google Adsense. If you are using your blog to make money then you will defiantly want to promote it.

When it comes to promoting blogs, there are many blog owners who decide to let the search engine do the work for them. Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN use special techniques that reads the content on your website. That content is then used to rank your website with particular keywords. This means that you run a blog on graduating from high school in New York, there is a good chance that your blog will appear in searches done on New York high schools. Although many blogs are successfully ranked in search engines, not all are. That is why you are advised against relying solely on search engines, when it comes to promoting your blog.

As previously mentioned, if you love meeting with or talking to people online, there is a good chance that you belong to a social networking website or community. The individuals that you talk to and that are in your community are likely the individuals that you wish to target. Since most social networking websites work to connect internet users who have the same goals and common interests, there is a good chance that your online friends will enjoy reading your blog. But, before they can read your blog, you have to let them know that it exists.

When it comes to promoting your blog on social networking websites, you have a number of different options. Your first option is to include a link to your blog in your community profile or profile page. This will allow other community members to checkout your blog, only if they wish to do so. The other way is to inform your online friends of your blog through private messages. Once you join a social networking website and create or join a network of friends, you should easily be able to communicate with those friends. Sending each of your friends a private message with information and a link to your blog tends to be more effective than just placing a link in your profile or on your profile page.

Although there is a good chance that you are already a member of a popular social networking website, you may not be. If you are not already a member, but would like to become one, you will need to find a social networking website to join. This can easily be done with a standard internet search. In your search, you will likely find a number of popular network sites, such as Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (not a fan) and believe it or not MySpace which is making a comeback. Before becoming a community member at one of these networking sites, you may want to first examine the website to ensure that it is everything that you want it to be.

As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about promoting your blog on online social networking websites. You never know but in addition to promoting your blog, you may also make new friends along the way.

contact me anytime,

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Mike

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The Importance of Relaxation

The Importance of Relaxation

After being in corporate America for over 20 years and running my own business the last thing on my mind was time to relax. This subject is not my forte however after taking a meditation class in reading a few books on completely convinced that time needs to be budgeted for complete relaxation. In this article are some pretty amazing things that I wanted to share.

With advanced technology on the rise, scientists are exploring the benefits of electromyography, often known as EMG machines. Since, some people have nervous disorders that hinder them from thriving on stress effectively, innovative solutions are available now, which includes the latest biofeedback or brain enhancement solutions known as EMG. These machines measure static electricity within the body. This power is known as potency tension.

After a few studies in shorten sessions, scientists discovered the abutment or support supplies would spontaneously manufacture advanced orphic proviso over the whole-body and would produce results, such as relaxation.

It is said that meditation combined with stretching- modes devoid of exceptions designed to unwind the muscles guide the body to relaxation, which encourages the person to thrive on stress effectively.

As it stands, mind machines or other innovative devices give end-users a state of intellectual relaxation. This mitigation rapidly takes place and impulsively in some stages utilize will describe effects occurring directly from these machines. The effects may present instability, novelty and repeated changes.

Vaguely after utilizing the machines, a disquieting feeling occurs. As a result, it promotes awareness, which encourages intellectual advancements.

Since stress has an effect on our impeding well-organized thinking credentials and normal brain reactions, it must find relaxation first in order to focus on thriving on stress itself.

Many humans have efficiently changed their patterns, which enables them to develop new skills by choosing the right innovative thriving on stress themes. Some of these machines enable you to flee fear by achieving comebacks that help you to pursue your goals. External triggering events may rush, enforcing the adrenaline to flow smoothly and to sharpen, thus increasing the hearts low rate of interest. This action causes the heart to pump free flowing blood more swiftly whilst the muscles relax rigidly, tightening the body’s degree to rise. We then can experience an improved adrenaline rush. When energy is boosted, you think clearer, which helps you to see ways to thrive on stress.

The threat or demands that trigger these responses are our stressors, and this response itself is known as stress.

By these emotional responses, when left unattended to, certifications of skillful beings sporadically run through the mindless disappointments that develop into disagreement. The havoc consumes our abilities to ideate, or form thoughts that direct something through our coherent and rational channels in the brain.

Our space of presence in the mind allows us to contemplate deeply, heavily, and to feel and think positive only when we train it to do so. When the mood strikes giving chase through the jungle by a savage creature, known as negative thinking we often struggle to find a guide to thrive on stress.

To reform this pattern we must prompt our blood and oxygen forces to configurative and channel to our encephalon, since our cerebrum (Front brain where the lobes divide and form symmetrical halves to the cerebral hemispheres to allow us to participate in activities, reason, learn, sense, and feel) cannot operate normally otherwise.

You could, which is the reason people have been conscious to make emphatically idiotic decisions variable they are under a great game of pressure and/or force.

So how does this relate to brain enrichment and erudition? How does it interfere?

Extreme stress has the same disastrous effect on the capacity to learn as it does on the ability to think. People under severe stress (death of a hallowed one, or other traumatic event, for example) find it far harder to concentrate and learn productively compared to other people in a more relaxed occasion of mind.

The engagement or fleeing responses could become automatic reactions to a single tiring event, but it can also be better durable by helping us to thrive on stress successfully. Learning the measurements in relaxation studies can benefit you too.
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Mike Deets

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Optimize For Competitive Advantage

You’ve got to feel a little sorry for anyone new to the search
marketing field.

On one side, they’ve got to deal with the cryptic black box
that is Google. Often inconsistent, always vague, and can be
unfair in their dealings with webmasters. On the other side,
webmasters must operate in competitive landscapes that often
favour incumbent sites, especially if those incumbents are
household names.

Sadly, much of the low hanging search fruit is gone. However,
there are a number of approaches to optimization that don’t
involve link placement and keyword targeting.

Competitive Advantage

Like any highly active and lucrative market sector, the web
business can be challenging, but complaining about the nature
of the environment will do little good. The only real option is
to grab some boxing gloves, jump in the ring and compete.

In the last post, we talked about measurement. We need to make
sure we’re measuring the right things in order to win. This
post is about measuring our competitors to see if we enjoy a
competitive advantage. If not, we need to rethink our approach.

Underlying Advantages

One of the problems with counting links, and other popular SEO
metrics, is that they can be reductive. High link counts and
pumped-up Google juice do not guarantee success, more traffic,
or business success. For example, we might determine our
competitor has X links from sites A, B and C, so we should do
likewise. If we do likewise, plus a little more, then we win.

But often we don’t.

We often don’t win because there are multiple factors in play.
Our competitor’s site might rank for reasons that are difficult
to determine, and even more difficult to emulate. They may have
brand, engagement metrics or historical advantages. But most
challenging of all, they could have some underlying competitive
advantage that no amount of link building or ranking for
keyword X by a new site will counter. They may just have a
better offer.

Winning The Search War Against Your Competitors

There’s an old joke about a two guys out walking in the African
Savannah. They come across a hungry lion. The lion eyes them
up, then charges them. One man turns and runs. The other man
yells at him “you fool, you can’t outrun a lion!” The other man
yells back “that’s true, but I don’t have to outrun the lion. I
only have to outrun you!”

Once we figure out what Google wants, we then need to outrun
other sites in our niche in order to win. Those sites have to
deal with Google’s whims, just like we do.

Typically, webmasters will reverse engineer competitor sites,
using web metrics as scores to target and beat. Who is linking
to this page? How old are the links? What are their most
popular keywords? Where are they getting traffic from? That’s
part of the puzzle. However, we also need to evaluate
non-technical factors that may be underpinning their business.

Competitive Analysis

Competitive intelligence is
an ongoing, systematic analysis of our competitors.

The goal of a competitor analysis is to develop a profile of
the nature of strategy changes each competitor might make,
each competitor’s possible response to the range of likely
strategic moves other firms could make, and each competitor’s
likely reaction to industry changes and environmental shifts
that might take place. Competitive intelligence should have a
single-minded objective — to develop the strategies and
tactics necessary to transfer market share profitably and
consistently from specific competitors to the company. We
should look at the sites positioned around and above us and
analyse what they do in terms of business.

Do they understand the target market a little better than we
do? Are their goals different from ours? If so, how are they
different, and why? How are they pricing their products and
services? How do their services differ from our own? In other
words, do they know something we don’t?

We can optimize for competitive advantage. It’s about
identifying what market your competitors capture, and where
that market is heading in the future. Once you’ve figured that
out, you might be able to discover opportunities your
competitors have missed.

How To Undertake Competitive Analysis

It would be great if we could call up our competitors and ask
them exactly what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and
where they are heading – and they’d tell us. But we all know
that’s not going to happen.

So we have to dig. We don’t want to do too much digging, as it
is time consuming, expensive and, truth be told, somewhat
tedious. Thankfully, a lot of the answers we need are sitting
right in front of us and readily available.

To undertake a competitive analysis, try asking these
questions:

What is the nature of competition?

Where does the competitor compete?

Who does the competitor compete against?

How does the competitor compete?

1. The Nature Of The Competition

The little guy used to prosper in search just by being clever.
If you knew the tricks, and the big companies didn’t – and
typically, they didn’t – you could beat them easily. This is
now harder to do. These days, traditional power structures play
a greater role in search results, so it is often the case that
big brands can dominate SERPs by virtue of their offline market
position. Their market position is creating the signals Google
tends to look for, such as regular major press mentions,
resulting links and direct search volume, often with little
direct SEO effort on the part of the brand.

So, if you’re the little guy coming up against big, entrenched
competition, that’s going to be a hard road.

We saw what happened with Adwords, and now the same thing is
happening in the main search results. Those with the deepest
pockets could run Adwords campaigns that appear to make
absolutely no fiscal sense, either because they’re getting
their revenue from elsewhere to subsidise the Adwords spend,
or, as is often the case, they’re prepared to wage a defensive
war of attrition to prevent new competitors entering or
dominating their space.

I think these long-term trends are mostly due to increasing
competition. As more and more companies bid on Adwords
for a finite number of clicks, it inevitably drives up the
cost of clicks (simple supply and demand). It also doesn’t
help that a lot of Adwords users are not actively managing
their campaigns or measuring their ROI, and are consequently
bidding at unprofitably high levels. Google also does its
best to drive up CPC values in various ways (suggesting
ridiculously high default bids, goading you to bid more to
get on page 1, not showing your ad at all if you bid too low
– even if no other ads appear etc).

Of course, this is just my data for one product in one small
market. But the law of shitty clickthrus predicts that all
advertising mediums become less and less profitable over
time. So I would be surprised if it isn’t a general trend

In the main search results, a large companies position will be
influenced by spend they make elsewhere. Big PR media
campaigns, and the resulting press, links, and mentions in
other channels, all result in a big data footprint of attention
and interest that Google is unlikely to miss.

However, the little guy still has one advantage that the big
businesses seldom have. The little guy is like the speedboat
compared to an ocean liner. They may be small, they may be
easily swamped in a storm, but they can change direction very
quickly. The ocean liner takes a long time to turn around.

The little guy can change direction and get into new markets
quickly – “pivot” in Silicon Valley parlance. The little guy
can twist new markets slightly and invent entire new markets,
whilst the bigger business tend to sail pre-set courses along
known routes. This is how the once nimble Google trounced their
search competitors. They didn’t take the competitors head on,
they took a different tack (focused on the user, not
advertisers), made strategic alignments (Yahoo), a few twists
and turns (Overture) , and eventually worked themselves in the
center of the search market. Had they just built another Yahoo,
they wouldn’t have got very far.

If you’re a small business or new to a market, then it’s not a
great idea to take on a big, entrenched business directly.
Rather, look for ways you can outmanoeuvre them. Are there
changes in the market they aren’t responding to? Are the
markets about to change due to innovations coming over the
horizon that you can spot, but they can’t? Look for areas of
abrupt change. The little guy is typically well placed to take
advantage of rapid change in markets. And new, fast developing
markets.

Choose your market space carefully.

So, how do you become the next Picasso? The same way you
build a powerful brand. Create a new category you can be
first in.

The best way to become a world-famous artist is to create
paintings that are recognized as a new category of art. –

Al Ries

2. Where Does The Competitor Compete?

For example, are they limited to a certain geography? Culture?
Language? Do they have an offline presence?

You could take their business model to a geographic location
they don’t serve. Is there something that succeeds in the US,
but has yet to reach Australia? Or Europe? Are your competitors
targeting nationally, when you could target locally?

3. Who Do You Compete Against?

Make a list of the top ten competitors in a niche. Compare and
contrast their approaches and offerings. Compare their use of
language and their relative place in the market. Who is
entrenched? Who is up-and-coming?

The up-and-coming sites are interesting. If they’re new, but
making headway, it pays to ask why that’s happening. Is it just
because they’re getting more links, or is it because they’re
doing something new that the market likes? Bit of both?

I think the most interesting opportunities in search are found
by watching the sites that aren’t doing much in the way of SEO,
but they are rising fast. If they’re not playing hard at
“rigging the search vote” in their favour, then their
positioning is likely due to genuine interest out in the
market.

4. How Does The Competitor Compete

What are the specifics of the products and services they are
offering. Lower prices? High service levels? Do they provide
information that can’t be obtained elsewhere? Do they have
longevity? Money, staff and resources? Are they building brand?
What are they doing besides search?

What prevents you doing likewise?

5. Are They More Engaging?

Google talk about engagement a lot, and we saw engagement
metrics become important after updates Penquin/Panda.

Panda is really the public face of a much deeper switch
towards user engagement. While the Panda score is sitewide
the engagement “penalty” or weighting effect on also occurs
at the individual page. The pages or content areas that were
hurt less by Panda seem to be the ones that were not also
being hurt by the engagement issue.

Engagement is a measure of how interesting visitors find a
site. Do people search for your competitors by name, do they
click through rather than back to the SERPs, and do they talk
about that site to others?

The click-back, or lack-thereof, is a hard one to spot if you
don’t have access to a websites data. Take a look at your
competitors usability. Is it easy to navigate? It is obvious
where visitors need to click? Are they easy to order from? Is
their offer clear? Do they have fast site response times? Of
course, we view these things as fundamental, however many sites
still overlook the basics. If you can optimize in these areas,
do so. If your competitors ranking above you have good
engagement design and content, then you need to do it, too.

One baseline to look at is branded search volumes. If people
are specifically & repeatedly looking for something that
typically means they are satisfied with it.

Matt Cutts has recently mentioned that incumbent sites may not
enjoy the previous “aged” advantages they’ve had in the past.

This may well be the next big Google shift. It makes sense that
Google would reward sites that have higher user utility scores,
all other factors being equal. Older sites may have built up a
lot of links and positive SEO signals over time, but if their
information is outdated and their site cumbersome, the site
will likely have low utility. Given the rise of social media,
which is all about immediacy and relevance (high utility as
perceived by the user), Google would be foolish to reward
incumbency at the expense of utility. It’s an area we’re
watching closely as it may swing back some advantage to the
smaller, nimble players.

6. Do They Have A Good Defensive Position?

Is it hard to enter their market? Competitors may have a lot of
revenue to throw around, and a considerable historical
advantages. Taking on the likes of Trip Advisor would be
difficult and expensive, no matter how good the SEO.

If they have a strong defensible position, and you have limited
resources, trying creating your own, unique space. For example,
in SEO, you could compete with other SEOs for clients
(crowded), or your could become a local trainer who trains
existing SEOs inhouse (less crowded). You could move from
selling widgets to hiring out widgets to people. You could
repackage your widgets with other widgets to create a new
product. An example might be selling individual kitchen
utensils, but packaged together, they become a picnic kit.

Look for ways to create slightly different markets that you can
make your own.

7. What’s In Their Marketing?

What does their advertising look like? Scanning competitor’s
ads can reveal much about what that competitor believes about
marketing and their target market.

Are they changing their message? Offering new products?
Rebranding? Positioning differently? This is not absolute, of
course, but it could offer up some valuable clues. There’s even
a Society of Competitive
Intelligence Professionals devoted to this very task.

Big Topic

Whilst competitive analysis is huge topic, the value of even a
basic competitive analysis can be considerable.

By doing so, we can adjust our own offering to compete better,
or decide that competing directly is not a great idea, and that
we would be better off entering a closely-related market,
instead . We may create a whole new niche and have no
competition. At least, not for a while. We might make a list of
all the things we need to do to match and overtake a fast
rising new challenger who isn’t doing much in the way of SEO.

There’s much more to search competition that algo watching,
keywords and links. And many ways to compete and optimize.

Have an incredible day!

Mike

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How you can Release Your very own Newsletter

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With the expansion and diversion of businesses, makers, or even hobbyists into an increasing number of specialized areas of endeavor, there is a raising necessity for details. And newsletters are the high profit way to cash in on the market for specialized details.

You can create and produce your own e-newsletter from house with a low expenses and capacity for high returns. Several e-newsletter subscriptions vary from $25 to $100 annually, some a lot higher. Also a many thousands clients will certainly generate big incomes. There are no tried and true approaches of making a newsletter successful, however if you check out the market extensively, and beware in your techniques, you can make a break-even profit develop into an audio income time after time.

You don’t need to be a well-known business consultant or an expert on the securities market to generate an e-newsletter. There are lots of that deal with all kinds of sporting activities, crafts, wellness, real estate or money making.

The most crucial facet of creating a successful newsletter is the market. You should research who will certainly acquire the registration and how much they want to pay. But there are audio methods of checking the marketplace so you can be sure ahead out in advance and develop yourself in the field.

If you have an unique passion that has an extensive following, you might find that an e-newsletter will certainly be easily approved and flourish.

Exactly what passions or hobbies have you been included with that said can make an energetic earnings for you? If you adhere to the actions and very carefully consider your market, there is no reason you can not get into the newsletter company as well. And you could MAKE IT FUNCTION.

WHAT IS An E-NEWSLETTER?

A newsletter is a special prompt record on a solitary patient. It is a personalized, concise declaration from a professional or person extensively accustomed to a specialized industry.

Newsletters are kept only by registrations; there is no advertising and marketing. Most are published within reduced budget plan suggests, typewritten, from 2 to 8 pages.

The specialized info is newsletters is existing, and normally could not be located somewhere else. They are a rational expansion to trade diaries and magazines.

Aimed at a select team, they usually contain the inside information in the field, hot tips or news scoops that come to be old information in publications of the trade.

E-newsletters are not dispersed by newsstands, nor are they suggested for the mass market. As a matter of fact, the typical number of prospective readers of e-newsletters in any one area is relatively tiny.

Due to their specific details,, e-newsletters could regulate a higher subscriptions cost. Company can manage to invest cash to supply execs top-rate details.

There are hundreds of newsletters now being released and distributed in the United States. But there is space for hundreds more. Due to the specialized market, there is often slightly competition among newsletters, and THERE IS A RISING TREND TOWARDS SUBSCRIBING.

WHY ARE NEWSLETTERS POPULAR?

With all the print media and aesthetic communications in this nation, you could believe there is a filled market. Which holds true when it involves general interest mass market publications. However, the requirement for particular details in specialized industries is constantly increasing. How can I defeat the competitors? How does the world news affect my market? Will a union strike beyond of the globe raise our rates ??

The concentration of the e-newsletter is success. Success in business, success in pastimes, success in wellness and joy and happiness. The information had in the newsletters inspires readers to adhere to the guidance. What are the best investments? Where are the trade shows? How can I get an advantage on gaining contests?

There is an endless requirement for certain expertise in every area of endeavor. Because there is a higher standard of competition within every element of our modern life, individuals search for ways to be well-informed, and make use of that info efficiently.

One of the reasons membership costs. can stay high is because people are paying for the knowledge and what might be gained by it. If a two hundred dollar newsletter saves a company thousands of dollars in excellent advice, then it is well worth the price.

WHAT IT TAKES

you can start a newsletter by yourself; you don’t need a large staff. A desk at home, a typewriter and a telephone are all the basic tools you need to create a newsletter. Even when you get into computerized labels and mass mailings, you still will not need a large space.

You don’t need to invest a lot of money to begin a simple newsletter. You may need to put a little out for advertising for subscribers or mailings to introduce your product. And you need to spend some money on getting the first newsletter printed.

But, if your subscription list builds properly, you’ll be able to earn back your initial investments quickly-with some left over.

WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT

The topic choose has got to be your major interest. You’ll be living with it day and day out for years, so you need to be devoted to the subject. Usually, it’s not hard. You probably already have a chosen field of endeavor, or have developed a keen interest in a special hobby or sport. Writing a newsletter is only one more way to demonstrate your interest.

Read any newsletter you can find. What do they talk about? How much do they cost? How long have they been in business? You might want to talk to the publishers of a few to find out how they started and what troubles they encountered. Consider paying them a consulting fee to help you get on your way.

Take a look at all the trade magazines of the topic you’d like to work with. Find out if there are any newsletters already existing in that field. But don’t worry–there is usually room for more if you keep to another aspect of the business or endeavor.

Keep up with the current trends in health, money, sports, or social events and styles.. What’s new with the young people? Or the elderly? There are many retired people actively pursuing hundreds of various interests. How can you tap into that market??

WHO WILL BUY?

The first place to test your newsletter is with associates and colleagues. And, you don’t need their subscription, just their input. What do they think about your ideas? How much would they pay for a newsletter delivered to their office or home on the subjects that are vital to them?

The target you’re aiming at is simply, anyone who will benefit from the information you have. Not only are people in a specific profession hungry for news,, but there are people in all sorts of related jobs and organizations seeking specialized knowledge. Everyone is interested in making or saving money. Although you don’t have to focus on investments–there are many such newsletters already–you can point out the benefits of your inside tips on how to find the easiest, or the least expensive, or direct-to-the-source methods of attaining materials for pursuits or sports.

Generally, you have a small audience target–about thirty to fifty thousand people. But even a small percentage of that target will make your newsletter profitable.

Extremely successful topics are new trends where people can’t get enough information. Manufacturers, advertisers and entrepreneurs are all searching for the new to exploit. Depending on the subject you choose, tap into those potential subscribers.

WHAT TO CALL IT?

The title at the top of the newsletter is the most visual aspect of the publication. It reflects the content and it reflects you. What title is best for your newsletter? If you are well-known in your field, you can use your own name. Or, think of a few titles that indicate the topic, or use a catch-phrase that sums up the endeavor. Two-word titles work well.

You might use an action title if you’re going after sports, or a title that includes the word “money” if that’s a main focus of your subject.

Make up a few titles of your own. How do they compare with the titles of other newsletters? Which rings true for your enterprise?

Check at the library to be sure your title is original and doesn’t duplicate other publications currently on the market. The title is your trademark.

Although newsletters require very little graphic design, illustrations, or an art director on staff, you may want to consult a professional designer to help you with the prototype.

Since the title of the newsletter is so important, it would be worthwhile to have it designed.. You’ll only need to pay a one-time fee, and you can use it forevermore.

The logo can be very simple. If you have a title that doesn’t use your name, you might have a company name under or above the title in small print.. Although most publications don;t place the address under the title,, newsletters often do, so potential subscribers know where to write.

Another aspect of the title at the top of the publication is the date and the issue number. These should be considered in the original design. Since a newsletter has timely information,, the date of the issue should be easy to find.

The newsletter will be typewritten and photo offset, so an elaborate logo may look out of place. Start out with one color and keep it as homespun and fresh as the news you’ll publish. Avoid fancy type styles or those that are hard to read. And don’t go overboard with a clever or cute design. Something simple and clear is what you’re after.

STYLE AND FORMAT

A low-budget newsletter is usually one column., typewritten copy, with ample but not wide margins. Anything with two or more columns should be typeset, which is an extra expense you don’t need.

The most economical way of printing the newsletter is on one or two 11 x 17 inch pages, printed on both sides, and folded. This will give you a small booklet of four to eight pages, each the standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch size.

You might consider having it three-hole punched. It doesn’t cost much to have this done at the printers, and it could be an added feature to encourage subscribers to save the valuable information.

Any graphics should be kept simple, but don’t be afraid to use subheads to break up the copy.. A few words capitalized or in a larger or darker print help the reader identify the information, and make it easier to read.

Keep enough white space to encourage reading, but fill the pages to make the subscriber feel the newsletter fulfills its promises.

WHAT TO INCLUDE

Consider a copy format that is divided by types of information. For example, you can have a section labeled profiles, another on upcoming events. Perhaps you have a calendar of shows, conventions, or seminars that would concern readers.

There might be sections on various industry policies or unwritten rules.. Past events and history are always good fillers. And don’t forget humor. Although your newsletter is serious, potent information, no field of endeavor is without its lighter side. Don’t lock yourself into a format you can’t always fulfill. Rather, have these sections available for you to use as each issue is written.

And always include subscription information. Your own newsletter is the best way to sell more.

FINDING THE FACTS

Your first issues won’t lack for information, because you already have pages of information to publish.. But after that, you’ll need renewable sources of copy.

What’s new in the industry? Your associates and colleagues are the prime source of undercurrents in the field you write about.. Renew and make new contacts, they’ll be invaluable for getting information.

Are there any correspondents you can use in other parts of the country to give you fact? Perhaps you can work out a financial arrangement with an insider for important information you want to include.

Interviews are important ways to get vital information. If you can’t contact the people in the high places, such as presidents or directories, their assistants can be just as valuable, if not more, in acquiring information.

New trends are found by talking to the workers, or the participants.. An employee might describe the wonders of a new machine; and athlete may praise some new equipment. And don’t have to travel to see these people. A good phone voice can unlock many doors.

Don’t overlook the obvious-public relations people have a lot of information to disperse. Creating a good rapport with a P.R. person can get you constant timely advice and specialized information..

Talk to people who have nothing to hide.. Secretaries often know more details than their bosses. And they usually aren’t told to keep project secret. What they know can fill pages of newsletters.

Follow up on articles presented in the trade publications. You might be able to use some more in-depth aspects of the same topics they publish. Can you talk to the people they interview? Perhaps you can critique some controversial subject and get someone to present an opposite opinion.

The newsletter is a personal forum. That means that you are welcome to give your personal comments and opinions on anything..

However, they can’t be egotistical or narrow minded, or you’ll lose subscribers.

Trade shows and conventions are your gold. Every person who displays or attends the show is interested in the subject.. You could virtually interview everyone and get a complete overview of the industry.

If you are working with a sports topic,, meets and events are the place you need to be…. Talk to people who arrange them and the broadcasters-they have a lot of background knowledge.. You might be able to feature events regularly in the newsletter.

Where are the people who subscribe to the newsletter? What events happen in their towns? If you are writing about industry, where are the main manufacturing plants? Have their local newspapers written about public opinions about those plants, such as pollution or high employment?

If you have a topic that requires a certain environment, how do the local towns cater to the enthusiasts, especially during a main event?

WRITING COPY

In this publication, you are the authority. Use strong, direct statements with an active voice. Although you are often offering opinion, the content should be factual.

Your readers are intelligent, and experts in the same field you are writing about. You’ll need to back up statements with research. A rule of thumb is that three concurring sources make fact.

Although you don’t need to be a polished writer your copy must be easy to read and understand, It should be exciting, filled with lots of bits of information.

The main thrust of the newsletter is enthusiasm,, Your subscribers are into the subject you are writing about.. Don’t be afraid to let them know you love the topic as much as they do.. Go ahead–get excited…

If you have chosen a technical subject, you’ll need to be an expert in the field. If you are not,have somebody you can call at any time to confirm fact. After all, your newsletter is geared toward the experts.. so you have to pull through.. You don’t have to do all the writing yourself. You can employ free lancers who collect or write material for the newsletter. The financial arrangement is negotiable. But keep in mind that high quality skills and expert knowledge usually cost.

The success of the newsletter lies with the quality of information you have. Not quality of writing-the quality of information.. If a reader can review an entire copy and say, “i know that,” you’re not coming through with inside information or new trends.

Quality of information is the dozens of little tidbits of information, expert advice, and tips for success. That is the core of the newsletter, and should be the core of your own interests. That is why you have unique knowledge to offer, and why your newsletter will be successful.

What interests you? You are the best judge of lively topics, and are the best critic of the newsletter. If you subscribed to this publication, would this be what you’d expect? Are you delivering the full potential of the subject matter?

Above all, the information practical? Can a person reading the newsletter gain from having acquired that information? Although you are publishing the newsletter for a select group of people, you should direct it to each individual person.

The personal approach is the best attitude to take in both gathering information and in writing copy. Since the newsletter is an informal publication, the copy should read informally, as though you just heard the hot news and are writing it quickly for your best friend to profit by.

GETTING READY FOR PRINTING

The first few newsletters you publish will require a lot of trial and error with copy and layout. You’ll need to decide how many spaces to leave between the end of a paragraph and the beginning of a subhead, how many spaces to indent, and how big the margins will be.

Think about what is important to the format. Some newsletters use italics or underlined words to emphasize the importance. And some of these over-use these methods. Always let good taste dictate the layout and style of your publication.

When a whole line is taken up by a few words, or the last half of a hyphenated word, it is called a widow. These look sloppy in any type of publication, you may rewrite the paragraph to extend or shorten that sentence.

Be careful about carry-overs to the next page. It’s very awkward to hyphenate at the bottom of a page, or have only one line at the top of the next, then space for a subhead. As you get more adept at preparing copy, you’ll be able to write to fit. And that looks good.

The basic standard for a newsletter is clarity. Can you read the type? Are the ideas well presented and easy to under-stand? Do the subhead interest and moti-vate readers?

The final typed copy is exactly what will be printed. Since photo offset is the least expensive way to print multiple copies of typewritten material, the pages must be clean. Any second color should be indicated with an overlay. This is a sheet of tracing paper taped to the copy with printers instructions written on it and sections circled that need special attention. For the first year of publication, you won’t need to put in any photos-in fact, you may never use photos.. But give yourself a long enough time to get established before you go to more expensive elements.

PRINTING

The least expensive, and most practical, way to print your newsletter is at an instant printer’s, using photo offset. These small local businesses can print, collate, fold, and stuff envelopes, all for a reasonable fee.

If you want to use two colors in the newsletter. first have your masthead and perhaps border designs printed in huge quantities. All the clack type can later be printed on those two-color pre-printed sheets.

Don’t go to the expense of elaborate printing until your subscription volume is high and you advance into a different format. Almost any publication you read, (newspapers, books, magazines) are printed on large roll presses and require typesetting.

Typesetting is expensive, but it certainly gives a professional finish to publications. Consider, however, if you want your newsletter to be slick. It may detract from its personal approach, and subscribers may drop if it leans towards a magazine.

But, if your subscription list is large and the newsletter is successful, you can find excellent printers who will handle the whole job of typesetting, layout, printing-all the way to mailing.

HOW OFTEN TO PUBLISH

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding upon a publication schedule. The main one is how fast can you produce a newsletter.

Work backwards, You want a subscriber to receive the newsletter on a certain date. It needs to be in the mail a few days before that. And before that, it will take the printer how many days to deliver the printed materials? How long will it take a typist to finish the copy, and for you to decide on the final layout?

How long will it take you to research and write material for your newsletter? This may be a deciding factor in the size of the publication. Perhaps you’d prefer to get a four page newsletter out every other week rather than an eight page newsletter out every month.

If your topic is filled with today’s news, then you’ll want to get that out to your subscribers as fast as possible. Other subjects can be done monthly, bimonthly, or even quarterly.. Be careful with infrequent mailings, however, because the subscribers may just forget about it. And what use is a small newsletter only a few times a year?

GETTING SUBSCRIBERS

Think about where the people who would want your newsletter are, and go find them.

Do you have access to mailing lists directly related to your subject matter? Maybe you already have a small business selling information, or have access to a customer list of people who buy similar information.

You can purchase mailing lists that have every demographic breakdown you can imagine. What is the profile of your potential subscribers? Think about those people, and write down their attributes. Write down the age group, sex, education level, income, where they live, perhaps the type of housing accommodation. A good list broker can work out the best lists to give you results.

A sure way to build up a potential subscriber mailing list is with a drawing at a trade show or convention. You can have cards printed up for people to fill in their names and addresses. All attendees would be interested in the subject matter of your newsletter.

You can take out display ads in the trade magazines that cater to the topic you are pursuing. Include the full details of your newsletter, or use a leader to get inquiries, and send the details later. Especially with the prices of newsletter, you may want to prepare and send out literature and samples rather than go for a low response.

Prepare a direct mail piece that describes the benefits and features of your newsletter and pushes for subscription…. You can offer a special free booklet to new subscribers, or a discount. You may include a sample copy in the direct mail piece to show how worthwhile the publication is.

Selling newsletters, like any other direct mail or publishing enterprise, takes a lot of testing. You need to test the initial response to the idea of the topic;; and the response to the first few newsletters produced.

Pricing is always a tricky of selling information. How high can you price your newsletter an still keep the number of subscribers to make it profitable? You’ll find through testing that there’s a plateau, and subscriptions will fall off when the price gets too high.

Frequency of publication is also important. Although you may be able to prepare and publish a weekly newsletter, your subscribers may not be able to keep up with the reading, and prefer a monthly subscription.

Any good mailing list should be used over and over. If you know you have alist of prime targets for your newsletter, don’t stop with one mailing. Follow through with subsequent offers at certain intervals to catch those who couldn’t decide the first time.

MAILING

You can use computer services in your town to have labels printed up, or, if you’re only dealing in a small quantity, you can have mailing lists photo copied onto address labels.

After your first success, and after you’ve paid your initial investment and you’ve got enough money to expand, make things easy on yourself.. The most sophisticated, and the easiest method of mailing to subscribers is by computer.

Nowadays, computers are so commercially popular that they are within almost anybody’s budget. And a computer that would store and print out names and addresses need not be expensive. If the mail is pre-sorted by zip code, you can use a bulk rate for mailing and save money. If your newsletter can meet the specifications, you might even be able to get a special second class rate permit for educational material. Talk with postal workers to find out what you need to do comply with these special rates.

BOOKKEEPING

You can keep complete and accurate accounts of your newsletter business by yourself. It’s basically broken down into two areas: how much you spend, and how much you make.. If you keep track of all your expenses, you’ll have an easy time of it at tax time. Open up a business checking account at your bank. Get to know the bank manager, if you don’t already. Although you can start and maintain a newsletter within a low budget, be sure to figure your costs and risks before you invest too much money, and be sure of a back up to be able to fulfill all the subscriptions.

Maintaining your subscription lists is a task that needs diligence and a head for details. Since each subscriber starts at a different issue, you need to create and continue a method of keeping track of expiring subscriptions.

You’ll want to write a standard appeal for renewal to be sent out in plenty of time for subscribers to renew. And you’ll have to follow up for those who choose not to renew at the end of their present subscriptions.

The best advice is to get the best advice. Who can help you set up a subscription system? Maybe somebody local is expert at that.

Find out who handles subscriptions at a nearby publication, and talk to that person.

WHAT’S LEGAL

Although any business in the United States is subject to the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations, a newsletter business is simple.

You don’t need a license for this business. However, You should consult with your local Sales Tax office for acquiring a resale tax permit.

The content of the newsletter must be documented by facts if you get into any dispute.. If you don’t border on libel, you should have no problem with any law suits for the content of your publication. However, consult your attorney if there are any problems with copyright, confidentially, or access to news. If you write with integrity, independent of any payoffs by companies or individuals, you’ll have no trouble with being on the wrong side of the law.

SUCCESS IS YOURS

Writing and publishing a newsletter is a challenging and exciting way to express yourself. And it will give you prestige and acknowledgement in the community.

You can start the business with virtually no overhead and a small amount of capital, and you can build up to making profits in the six-figure bracket.

A newsletter has a market, and the people who subscribe to it will pay high prices for the information you have. Tap into the market and reap those profits.

There’s no news you can’t find out about, and there’s no industry or type of endeavor in this country today that doesn’t have a large group of enthusiasts. How can you find out what they want to know? This is a place to use your resources and use your background.

The actual task of researching, writing, and having a newsletter published is easy. There is no secret or special tricks or skills you need besides a good nose for the best prices. What is important is coming up with an idea for a newsletter that will sell to a select group who has no specialized information presently available in that or in a similar form.

You’ve probably got your ideas already. Well, go ahead. Make up a sample newsletter and pass it around. Get a good response? A small sampling is only a good indication that the rest will like it too.

SUCCESS IS AROUND THE CORNER.

If you need specialized legal advice or assistances, the services of a pro-fessional person are recommended.

Concerning Laziness


Procrastination
if left uncontrolled could become a bad practice which could eventually be really tough to break. Many people don’t seem to recognize that the habit of putting things off can cost them a bunch of negative thoughts; consequently one need to take the problem to recognize and eradicate this element.

The adhering to are a few of the much more popular reasons why many people have lapsed into the laziness behavior:.

The popular “I have no idea” excuse— this is among the most popular justifications provided when a person is not really attracted to obtaining a specific job done. By feigning this lack of understanding the person is probably able to avoid needing to complete a certain job and with the added hopeful end result of not being thinkinged to do it in the future.

Not testing enough— this is one more poor justification usually offered by those who are looking for an escape of acquiring something done. This justification is generally represented and discussed in an extensive fashion, where the simpleness of the job is taken to be required and underneath the specific focus.

Not feeling like it— this is in fact simple and easy laziness, but it will certainly not be acknowledge hence by the person. Falling back on this excuse, the person will certainly attempt all means to stay away from doing the particular activity appointed, yet essentially the hiddening goal to be accomplished, would certainly be to merely not to exactly what is expected.

Could not be compelled— ultimately when all else falls short, the specific usually resorts to this debate, wherein some level of violence is infused into the circumstance, where the defiant display anticipates to achieve the results of not needing to acquire the activity done. If made use of often sufficient this aggressive habits, can have a lot more destructive results, as the specific discover to count on this negative element to obtain out of doing points

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Just how Flourishing on Stress Advantages You

Just how Thriving on Anxiety Benefits You

Thriving on Stress can be extremely harmful to every person without some sort of overview of aid them remain in control. Tension is in our everyday life despite which we are. Relive tension and discover to stay in control before it takes control your life.

Stress will certainly take control and lead us to numerous health problems triggering us discomfort, to make inadequate decisions and sadness that could possibly come to be remarkably unsafe. With a guide, we can learn how to remain in control and soothe pain, and ailment just before it is late.

There are various ways that we can use overviews of profit us. One overview is to set targets to help us make much better choice heading we live and work.

When setting targets unwind and relax to concentrate on things that are pressuring you. Write them down together with how you prepare to remove them to give you alleviation. By writing your targets on paper, it brings your sensation out in the open making them come active and more actual than simply thoughts.

As an example, is your weight pressuring you from eating way too much or otherwise consuming good enough? Thinking on your own; why have you blown up of your diet and exactly how can you alter your eating routines for the better? Be honest with your feelings by transforming your negative ideas to being good.

With your goals and outcomes for success in reaching them, you could now keep rereading what you write whenever you start to really feel disheartened. Use your targets as an overview of become a happier person with on your own and those around you.

Exercise and plans are likewise benefit guides to helping you flourish on stress for coming to be a healthier and healthier individual. Making strategies and objectives for a brand-new workout program will aid you feel better in soothing anxiety and boosting your health and wellness. Evaluation your plans and targets often to bear in mind what you should do to attain your success.

Relive stress, relaxing sleep, energy and discomfort, are just a couple of points that you will certainly benefit with utilizing strategies and workout for thriving on stress. When you start to observe modifications in your appearance and total traits, you will really feel comfortable due to the fact that your power will certainly increase.

Power is something all of us have to prosper on stress and daily life. Without electricity, we do not make benefit choices on our diet plans, our joints and muscular tissues come to be rigid, and making daily choices about the way we execute will all start to appear. When the body lacks power, we typically battle and fall short at success.

Reviewing is another quick guide folks utilize to prosper on tension. When we read we are finding out new things and it aids us to concentrate on just what we are checking out as opposed to focusing on things that make us feel worried. By requiring time off to walk to the collection to find new information on relieving tension, you are resting for you.

Break and checking out are both guides to help us benefit on ways to prosper on anxiety.

Utilizing your PC as a quick guide for thriving on stress is best, at the workplace or home. With some time and browsing on your PC, you will certainly locate download of quick guides you can make use of as a supervisor that leads you to prospering on stress. Visit a few of the quick guides online, because some genuinely work.

Find out to utilize overviews of thriving on tension for a much better and healthier life. Researching the Web and using your local library are both means to locate information on the best ways to experience tension that will profit you in numerous means. Learn the pattern in the overview of prospering on tension to perquisite you.

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