How to Make a Sales Funnel, Nope Not a Funnel Cake

I don’t know about you, but I kept hearing this word and at first it just did not make any sense. Funny word funnel to use for a sales word yes? What is a sales funnel? Think about it for a second. We use the word funnel in many different ways. To bake a cake we funnel the liquids through the smaller opening. Or we use a one to add oil to our cars.

So, if we want to funnel information, we find the way to transport that information to our customers.

See how it just might start to make sense?  What a funnel is in direct correlation to our business?

Ok, well it took me a minute to really understand it and grasp it. This is how it started to make some sense to me.

Let me know if it works for you.

WHAT DOES A SALES FUNNEL LOOK LIKE

Imagine you walk into a department store. In this store there are really inexpensive items and really expensive items. They are offering product options and pricing. That in nutshell is what a sales funnel is.

So if you look at the picture of the graphic above, the bottom level is yellow. That is the most expensive. The top turquoise is the least expensive.

Does that make sense?

So our job is to offer our readers options. And those options need to run the levels of the funnel. Got that?

For instance if your niche is cosmetics, in the top tier you will offer a free ebook on perhaps mascara.  On the next level you can offer a paid ebook on the most environmentally and non animal tested friendly mascaras. ( I am really making a point  here,  go with me for the sake of example).

On the next level will be an offering for sale of the best mascaras.  Making sense now?

Each tier becomes more expensive and higher in perceived value.

And then for the last two tiers we start piling up the fee for each product. Next tier is a video on how to make your eyes really pop and include make up artists tips.

The last tier is one of a kind spa day with expert makeup artist to the stars of Hollywood. We can charge what is it valued at, perhaps $1500.00.

See how we build excitement and then value with each tier?

VALUE, VALUE, and more VALUE

According to Edmund Loh, in his book Crushing It, we have to get used to the idea that we are selling something. And that product has to have high value. If we cannot produce content or product that is high value we are not honoring our customers and they will not come back.

We need to be truly aware of the value we are giving and the value we are placing on the product. And then be able to stand behind our product.

For instance, we are telling people that buying that $1500.00 make up and spa session will really raise their confidence. Well then we have to deliver that. Otherwise we have broken our trust with our reader.

And our word, content, and  our product is all that we have to build trust. So if we do not value the product as highly worthy the customer will not either.

Make sense?

And here is the other part of it. Value your products with pricing that is indicative of the value. Do not be afraid to use high price tags for your best products. After all famous speakers like Tony Robbins have price tags of $5000 and up. And the thing is, people pay this.

For me I always want things to be within everyone’s grasp. But there has to be high price products also.

HOW CAN YOU DETERMINE WHAT WORKS FOR YOUR NICHE

This is the 64 million dollar question. And in all honesty it might take several tries before we start making that perfect connection with our customers. According to Loh, it is not always necessary to invent the wheel but do add your stamp on it. Do your research. What does your niche audience want and need that will fulfill their dilemma?

Finding that out is the key to creating your levels of products that will work for your audience. And know that it might take several retweakings before we finally get the flow correct. And that is OK. Just be really intuitive to what is working.

SUMMARY

So our sales funnel is the offerings from least expensive to most expensive products on our site. Finding the products that best suit our audience means our work is cut out for us. Do not be stopped by offering prices that show the value of the product. And always make sure that our sales funnel reflects our values and perceived value.

The concept of a sales funnel is specific to our niches. And so we do need to make sure our products solve problems for our niche audience.

So here we go.  Start looking at products as how you are going to be offering value and also how you are going to build your own empire! Always with value and integrity.

As another example, we are our own marketing team. How we choose to brand ourselves is on us. How do you want your brand to reflect you or your products? Make sure you know the answer to that.  And then put it into action.

Do let me know how you picture your sales funnel! I am happy to answer any questions.

I am sure success is coming to us all!

In peace and gratitude,

 

Founder, success-full-living.com, living in one heart-centric moment at a time.

Would you like to create your own online business, have the adventure of a lifetime and help people at the same time? If so, click here for more information. Today is the beginning of our tomorrows. So let it shine.

Build Email List Using Mailchimp

We all know that “Money Is In The List”. All successful businesses collect emails from their customers and use the emails to market their business. Most of website visitors don’t buy products first time they visit your site. It is important to follow-up. Email is effective tools to communicate with customers and to establish relationship with customers. With established relationship, you could promote offers again and again.

Why MailChimp Is the Best System?

Most email list-building services charge you a monthly fee to start. MailChimp is free if you have less than 2,000 subscribers and send out less than 12,000 emails per month, which is sufficient for beginners. If you are successful and have more than 2,000 subscribers or send out more than 12,000 emails each month, you can upgrade to a paid plan, which allows you send unlimited email newsletters with pricing based on the number of subscribers you have.

Signing Up With MailChimp

It is standard signup at MailChimp.com. Only thing needs attention is that a valid contact address must be included in any business email. Home-based businesses wishing to retain their privacy may rent a mailbox from the post office and include that address instead.

The MailChimp Dashboard

From the dashboard you can create settings for a new list, and import existing emails from another list.

Two fields to pay attention to are the Default From Email and Remind People How They Got On Your List. It looks more professional and trustworthy to send newsletters from an email address on your own domain.

Managing Subscribers

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Mailchimp

On the Subscribers screen, you can view, add, delete, or unsubscribe your list members. By clicking on a subscriber, you can see details like what Time Zone they signed up in, how they signed up, and how often they open your emails. The star rating for subscribers increases as they open more of your emails, signifying their level of interest.

Creating Signup Forms

Before creating a signup form, you’ll have to verify your email domain. This is to reduce spam by bot accounts. Under Settings > Campaign Defaults > Default “From” Email, click Verify Domain. You’ll see a pop-up modal that asks to send a confirmation code to the email address your newsletter will send from. Enter the verification code you receive on the popup and click Verify.

You can always access your signup forms in your account, by going to Lists > Signup Forms.

General Forms is where you can control the basic design of your automated emails. You will also see a Signup Form URL — a shortened URL which is your basic signup form. There are also quick links to share this signup URL on Facebook or Twitter.

Embedded Forms are the most common method of collecting email subscribers. Good places for embed codes are in a page sidebar, at the end of a blog post, in a top of the page call to action, or in a page footer.

Create A Campaign

Campaigns are the newsletters that you send to your list.

To run a Regular Campaign, you’ll need to select a Template. There are pre-set templates in a variety of styles, as well as drag and drop templates. You also have the option to code your own template and upload it.

If you publish on your blog regularly, and RSS feed campaign might be a good way to go. This simply sends your list your posts at a set time the day after you publish them.

Incentives For Email Signups

mailchimp is a email list building system
Mailchimp

You can simply ask people to sign up for your email newsletter, but you’ll get more signups if you offer something valuable in return. Offers like free PDFs, white papers, or e-books are great incentives for people to sign up.

You can send new subscribers a file such as a PDF. The first is to go to Lists > Signup Forms > General Forms, and select Forms and Response Emails > Final Welcome Email. Edit the email by adding text, highlighting it and add a link. Upload the file you want the link to point to. You can store up to 10GB of files on the MailChimp servers.

Conclusion

Mailchimp is the most economical way to start building email list. It provides all free tools for you to connect with your customers. It’s an effective way to educate your customers, market to people interested in your product, and establish yourself as a leader in your industry.

How To Start A Business From Home

 

starting a business from scratch need the right structureIt is also convenient for anyone who would like to escape the daily commute and having to get dressed in the morning to go to an office. If such a lifestyle appeals to you but you have no idea how to start a business from home, here are a few steps you can take.

The most successful home businesses are online businesses so we will focus more on that. And when you have read this entire article, you will know exactly what steps you need to do, and how to make any business you choose work for you.

Step 1.

What Are Your Interests And Skills?

You will need to think carefully about what you may find interesting. Businesses tend to be more successful when the proprietor is doing something they enjoy. You also need to consider how your interests connect with your skills because when you do something that comes naturally to you, it is more likely that you will succeed.

In the Internet Marketing industry, we call this your niche. Whatsoever you like, you can become an Affiliate and market that online to earn an income, and I will show you exactly the process to make that happen.

Step 2.

working from homeWhat Problems Can You Solve?

Most of the successful businesses are those that are solving people’s problems. For example, Facebook is very popular because it has helped people keep in touch with people they care about (as well as spy on their exes LOL). Take time to see if your interests and skills are able to solve a problem or provide a particular need. It could even be providing information to new mothers on how to care for their children or connecting parents with trusted babysitters.

Others choose the health industry where they can make people better while doing their day to day routine. Staying healthy is a big industry and you can capitalize on that by solving a need and making money while doing so, and you will see how easy to go through that process by the time you finish with this article.

My niche making money online and I have done this for people who went on to do it to others as well. and if this is what you desire, this community which I will introduce you to, will help you to achieve exactly that. if your niche or passion is something else, we will show you how to monetize your website to have the same success.

Step 3.

What Are The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Your Business?

If you have identified what you think would be a great business idea, you need to carry out a quick SWOT analysis. List down the strengths of your proposed home business, weaknesses, the opportunities in that field and Threats. This will help you be prepared for certain things that may come your way and you may also be able to decide if this is really a business that you will be able to sustain.

Some people come to this community with a business and need help. Others need a business and do not know what direction to turn. Some just browsing the Internet cause they had a fight with their spouse and don’t want to be bothered. Lol. Whatever it is, you need direction from people who have been there. Joining this community will be a plus for your future, cause you will see what others went through and how they came out ahead.

Step 4.

Who is your target?

Businesses usually have target markets, you need to clearly define who they are, this will help you in marketing your business as well as producing the product or service in such a way that it will appeal to that target. Go deep to define this target. Do not just stop at saying your target is women. Identify the age group, the marital status, what interests them, where do they live and so on.

This is where you will lead the pack in your niche. Most marketers never target a particular gender or age group and that can serve as an authority business over the rest. It does not matter when you start, if your target is different to the masses, you can become successful instantly. We will show you how to accomplish that as well while building a long-term business.

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Step 5.

What Do You Need To Start-up And What Will It Cost?

List down everything you will need to start this business. If it is an online business you will need a website or a blog for example. How much will that cost you? Do you have enough money for that? How will you finance the business? Once you have listed down everything you will need, it is time to start getting those things together.

After that you make your list, decide which business is the best fit for you. once that is done, commit to that business for a period of time. Some say 3 months, others say 6 months and some even went on to say one year. Whatever you decide a commitment has to be made. Is like a marriage, well, not until death do us part. Lol. A vow is not necessary here if you catch my drift.

Step 6.

Who knows you?

Let people know about your business that is in the same pipeline. You can start with family and friends, these will probably be your first clients and they will help you spread the word. this is not what I did. when I begin to talk about business my family and friends ran far away from me. Lol. So this did not work for me, cause I was in countless business before that did not work, so they had a good clue of my track record. things have changed since.

I went to the cold market and social media and it started to light a fire. Then I dip into paid advertising and the machine came alive. It was so alive that my family and friends came to me wanting to know what I was doing. Is that funny or what?

Keep a close Watch now!

Summary: These Steps For Starting A Business From Home And What Action You Need To Take Today.

You are now ready to begin setting up your business. Get everything together and have a plan that will have a time frame for the setup period and a blueprint of some kind to help you work smoothly. Here is where I will guide you along the way, and when you are inside, I will show you what is working for me, and how you can do the same while going through your training.

Ready?

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How To Make Money With An Online Business

Working from home is a real possibility with an online business. You can make your own hours, no long commutes and more time to spend with your family. If this sounds good to you, then take the necessary steps to make it happen. In this post, I will discuss Affiliate Marketing and how to get started on your dream of owning an online business.

Start By Picking A Niche

Well, that sounds simple enough, but what is a niche? Think of a niche as a group of people with a problem looking for a solution.

The options for Niche ideas are endless. When you pick a niche, make sure it is something you have an interest in. You will be writing content for your website, so you want the niche broad enough to be able to write a post at least once a week or every other week.

One key to success is solving a problem someone has on the internet. Let’s say I am a potential visitor to your site. It is the new year, and as most people, I start thinking about diet and exercise. I may be searching the internet for ways to lose weight or find a great exercise program. Well, if you can solve that problem, chances are I will buy the product you are promoting.

How Do I Build A Website?

You’re probably thinking to yourself, I don’t know how to build a website. Well, that is exactly what I thought when I started my quest to build an online business.

Being a Doubting Thomas by nature, I obviously did lots of research. I came across many outlandish claims of making $10,000 a month while doing nothing. If you hear something that sounds too good to be true, guess what? It probably is too good to be true. There are a lot of people trying to scam you out of your hard earned money with their get-rich-quick schemes. So be wary of any such claims.

Like anything in life, you have to work hard to be a success. If anyone tells you otherwise, it simply is not true.

What is My First Step?

In my quest to find out how to build a website, I found a great program that helped me get started. The program is Wealthy Affiliate.  You will see their name plastered all over the internet. There is a reason for that, they are the real deal. Trust me, if the training at Wealthy Affiliate can help me get 2 websites up and running, they can do the same for you.

They offer a free membership to get started, which is a great option to play around. However, if you are serious about an online business, I would definitely go with the premium membership.

You have a community of like-minded people with the same focus that you have. There is always someone there to help you out if you have a question or get stuck on something. You have beginners, intermediate and seasoned veterans all working together.

Keyword Research

Keywords are basically a word or phase someone would type into a search engine to find an answer. Let’s say I am looking to find a new exercise program. I might type in “exercise program”, or even “what is the best exercise program”.

When doing keyword research, you want to go after low hanging fruit. What exactly does that mean? It means a keyword that does not have a lot of competing websites. When you are just starting out, your website won’t have a lot of authority, so the less competition the better. As a rule of thumb, the keyword should have at least 100 searches a month and 50 or less competing sites. That way it will be easier to rank in Google so people will be able to find your website.

Finding Products to Promote

In order to make money with an online business, you will have to join an affiliate program. With that being said, there are numerous affiliate programs for you to join.

Keep in mind, it is free to join an affiliate program, so if a company wants you to pay to join their program, run from them. You will be promoting that company’s products, thus earning a commission for each sale.

Some Popular Affiliate Programs:

  • Amazon Affiliates
  • Clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • LinkShare
  • ShareASale

Next Step Is Writing Great Content

Once you have a website up and running, you will need to add content. When you are writing content for your site, make sure you are solving a problem. Don’t just write to have content on your site. If you can write with the intent of helping someone, you’re going to get visitors.

  • Write to solve a problem
  • Have the solution
  • Tell your reader how the product will benefit them
  • Call to action (Buy Product Now)

Final Thoughts

There is much more to building a successful online business, but following these beginning steps, you will be well on your way to success.

I think the reason some people succeed while others fail, is the willingness not to give up. Success does not happen overnight. You will have to put in the work, but the end result will be well worth it.

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How Did You Learn That? The More We Learn, The More We Earn

In my short time of being an affiliate marketer and blogger, I often find myself asking others, how did you learn that?

Have you found that to be true for you too? I feel like a brand new sponge that is just expanding by the second. And in turn becoming my own super hero.

I am learning how incredibly resourceful I can be. If I do not understand something I find a way to make it more digestible.

I don’t think that I did that as easily in my previous world. And it is because the more I learn, the more I can earn. And the more I learn the more excited I get, because the dots start connecting.

As the dots connect, I am growing my infrastructure and possibility.

I can see the road map now to success. In fact, I can feel it now because of the support I have.  Can I tell you about it? Here is my secret potion to success. Ok , it is not so secret. But it is beyond potent.

MENTORING GROUP, PRICELESS

Now I have more that just our benevolent Google to ask, I have community and training available. I have a mentor and trailblazer group that is always ready to be of service. I am fully surrounded by people who are as invested in my success as I am in theirs and my own.

How often do we really experience that in our lives?  Not often enough, but here on this site, we have all of that at our fingertips. We are truly living thriving, rising and incredible vibrancy.

And that is the key to success.

You know the old adage we are only as effective as the five closest people to us?

Well, I have 16 people plus our mentor, Bo Tipton, that are the best of the best. And each day we learn from each other how to be better people and better business owners. We interact with incredible respect, joy and support. And I have to say we are bonding as a family would. Love is definitely afoot.

To be a part of this group is better than chocolate, because it not only is delicious, but it never ends. Oh and its not fattening either. Important note.

But wow, is it nourishing!

In all seriousness, if you truly want to succeed. Do it, create your own group.

Find your group. Find 5 -10 people who are doing even better  than you business wise and form a mastermind group.

It has been shown that when we have this kind of support we are 95% sure of reaching success. That is a great number, isn’t it? It certainly allows for potential and empowerment.

When we do this kind of business at home and alone, we need to know that someone is really seeing us. This is the perfect way to keep our energy up and create wonderful new bonds. And the big A. Accountability.

If you really want to be successful? Then learn to earn and form a group to grow well!

WHAT WILL YOU CALL YOUR GROUP?

And give it a name..that makes a big difference too..make sure it is powerful. We are  called the Trailblazers and Go Getters. Big shoes to fill yes?

And it inspires each of us, as it reinforces our own capability.  So each time we meet we have to check in and make sure we did the goals that we set out the week before. And once a week with our mentor we all meet at the same time and have a live webinar. It is always invigorating and exciting.

And we are 16 people from different continents making the time to meet that day no matter what our time zone is! One of our members has to stay up to the early morning hours to participate. But he never misses one webinar. Because we are all committed and dedicated.

But here is the best part, we are here for each other so no one ever falls. What more could we ask for? Isn’t that the most delicious way to live life?

SUMMARY

When we learn we earn more, because we are putting this new knowledge to work for us. And that is how we evolve, change and ride the wave to success. Then, forming a mentoring group or mastermind group is the most powerful way to move into success. We have to be accountable to our group as well as ourselves when we accept the admission to the group.

So here we are on the brink of great success, what did you learn today?

Don’t put it off! Create your own mentoring group and learn to earn!

We as our mentor Bo says, are on the NOW plan. I think you get the picture.

Let me know how your group is going. I am here to answer any questions if you need more information on putting a group together.

 

If you are ready to have the experience of a lifetime, start your own business and help others.  PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS AMAZING LIFE CHANGING JOURNEY. I will be available for any questions.CLICK HERE.

In peace and gratitude,

Founder, success-full-living.com. living one heart-centric moment at a time.

Building Your Own Online Business

Ever since I retired in 2012 I’ve toyed with the idea of starting some sort of an online business. Prior to retirement I did begin selling on eBay which has pocketed me a little extra cash. But the older I get the more of a pain it is to go out and buy product and when it sells have to pack it up and ship it. Driving to the post office several times a week takes time and gas.

A few years ago I started looking into online business and I’m sure when I say there are a lot of different programs out there you know what I mean. The headlines, or selling points, of these programs make a whole lot of promises of easy money for very little work. Just set up a web site and the money pours in while you vacation on the beach and or sleep at night.

Since you are reading this blog I assume you have a desire to make some additional money each month. Well I’ve discovered the formula that will give you the best chance for success along with all the tools and training necessary. Read on and see if you agree.

 

 

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Affiliate Marketing. What Is It?

Thousands and thousands, if not millions, of people are making a pretty good income with affiliate marketing. Affiliate Marketing is where you join affiliate programs (free) and on your blog or website you place relevant affiliate links to products you promote that are related to your chosen niche. When someone clicks on your affiliate link and buys the product you make a small commission from the sale.

To begin affiliate marketing all you need is a website to host your blog and you can soon become an affiliate marketer.

But wait a minute, you might say. I have no idea how to build a website or find a place to host it. What will I blog about? I’m getting there so read on and the pieces will fall together.

 

 

 

Basic Training or Learning The RopesLearning the ropes

What is a niche? A niche is just a certain part of a market or more simply expressed a niche is an audience. When determining your niche pick something that is an interest or a passion of yours. Perhaps a hobby that you know something about or maybe a topic you wish to learn about. You do not need to be an expert in this particular niche because as you progress through the training and do your research and writing you will become the “expert.”

The training will quickly have you building your own website and it is entirely possible to have your own website on the first day of your training, FREE. It may take a little time finding your niche but how to choose a niche is explained in detail in the training. You are also taught how to find a domain name. You can use the free domain names available with your training or you can purchase your own .com if you wish.

 

 

 

Writing Content For Your Blog

You might be thinking here that I am not a professional writer how am I going to write articles. It’s easy as you do not have to really be a writer. All you have to do is be able to communicate and that is something we do everyday of our lives. We communicate our thoughts to family, friends and co-workers all day long every day. Writing a blog is no different. If you can carry on a conversation you can write a blog. I had my blog online within three days and was writing content on day three. If I can do it, anyone can.Writing content

You will learn keywords and keyword phrases that will guide your readers to your online blog as they search out the information you write. Basically, a keyword is something you would type into the Google search box when you are looking for information. An example might be “How to build a house”,” How to fix a leaky toilet”. You type keywords everyday whenever you search for something on the internet and those keywords will take you to someone’s website where they write about the subject you are searching for. Keywords are what Google uses to index and rank your site and that is what will take a little time as you will have to gain Google’s trust by writing content a couple times a week.

It sounds more complicated than it really is and you are taught step by step how to research keywords and you are given keyword research tools to assist you in finding the perfect words to use.

 

 

 

The Elements of Good Content

Each blog post you write should contain these four elements. In each post you will want to:

  • State the problem (or what your reader is searching for).build online business
  • Offer a solution.
  • Tell your reader the benefit of this solution.
  • Tell them what to do or “call to action” (guide them to your product or solution)

If you do this in each blog post you will be providing value for your reader. If you do this on a consistent basis then google will begin to recognize you as an authority and thus rank your pages higher in the search results. A higher Google rank will mean increase traffic to your website thus more people buying the products you are promoting.

You will need to develop good work habits and dedicate severalhours a day to working on your blog. Success will not come without effort on your part so you need to treat this as at least a part time job and not as a hobby. The more work you can put in on your blog the faster you will see results, but do not expect it to happen overnight. Realistically it could take you 6 months to a year to get to a point you are seeing good results. But the GOOD news is once you have made your blog a successful money maker you can start another one and see results come faster. You can start as many as you like and keep multiplying your efforts, so the possibilities are endless and your earning potential will only be limited by what you put into your efforts.

 

 

 

So, What’s The CatchHow to build an online business

The catch is there is no catch!

I’ve just barely scratched the surface here so let me conclude by letting you in on what I have found.

If I told you that you could could build your own blog (two as a matter of fact) and be up and running in a matter of a day or two. Go through ten detailed lessons where you are taught how to build a website easily (a matter of minutes), learn basics of keyword research and content writing. Have full access to one on one help for a full seven days as you get your website up and running. All for a cost of $0. You read that right, there is no cost to get started at all. You do not even need to enter a credit card number to get started. Would you be interested in investigating further?

You can even keep your free websites as long as you want!

If you want to continue from there you can join for a very reasonable monthly or yearly fee. With your membership you will have hundreds or hours of more lessons and instructional videos on every topic imaginable to further your new online business. You will have unlimited support from the millions of members already online at Wealthy Affiliate. You can host free up to fifty websites and that cost is included in your membership. The only additional cost you would have is for domain names which run about $15.

I’m positive once you take a few days to examine Wealthy Affiliate you will see the benefits available and want to become a premium member. So, what are you waiting for? You really own it to yourself to at least check it out. Remember it is free to try. Follow this LINK to join me and take a few minutes to kick the tires on what I think is the best system for building your very own online business.

How Can Facebook Be Our Friend For our Business? 5 tips

We have all heard the pros and cons of Social Media and specifically Facebook. The questions have been, whether or not it truly works for our business or how much time we should invest in it. How can Facebook be our friend too? Read on.

Here are 5 tips to help our business:

1. The magic number is 1,000 friends. Getting to that number means that we now have authority on our page And FB will share our news feed with more people. So do continue to friend people.

2. Comment 3x daily on FB.

3. One and only one, comment should be a link to our business.

4. One comment should be conversational.  For instance, who is having sunshine today? Or do you like cold weather or warm weather?

5. The last link is another way to brand our business. Find a saying or picture, and at the very bottom corner add just your website URL. ie, success-full-living.com, in tiny letters at the bottom. You will be amazed at how many referrals or people will be driven to your site from that alone.

So doing these 5 things can definitely add up to more business. So the question is, are you ready to dive in and make it happen?

And please do remember , and this is important. That between your link should be the other two things. That way we are not seen as spamming. Even though we are trying to build our business. We do not have to make it so apparent. We just want to make sure that we are being seen as conversational and engaged.

Try hard to make your page seem friendly. Ask how everyone is and engage with others.

And here is a bonus tip.. ready?

Go find 5 pages that are similar to your niche, and start being visible there. Once people are used to seeing you in that space, it begins to build recognition and then branding. This will lead to people coming back to your page. And that will help both with traffic and branding. It’s a win win.

So there is so much that can truly help us win over friends with Facebook.  It is just a matter of staying consistent and engaging.

So how do you think you will make this work for you?

I would really like to hear your comments and thoughts.

If you are ready to have the experience of a lifetime, start your own business and help others.  PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS AMAZING LIFE CHANGING JOURNEY. I will be available for any questions.CLICK HERE.

In peace and gratitude,

 

Founder, success-full-living.com, living one heart-centric moment at a time.

 

Success Using the 4 Hour a Day Schedule, Ready? Set , Go!

Wouldn’t life be just perfect if we could truly run our business on 4 hours per week day?

Or 20 hours per week.

I mean that would certainly make life so pleasurable, yes?

Well from what I am learning it is definitely possible. For 20 hours per week we can start building a very successful business.

If and here is the big IF, ready?

We learn how to prioritize and schedule our time.

It is truly that simple. For taking control of our time allows us to provide what I call the sisters.  Focus and clarity. When we have those two in place, we know exactly what needs to be done.

OUR SCHEDULE

So here is a sample schedule:

30 minutes for work related emails (“work related” is the message here, no personal)

30 minutes for Social Media, again work related only

30 minutes for the really important task of answering comments on our blogs

30 minutes if you have other sites that you need to comment on

1. 5 hours for writing blog post for that day.

AND  THAT IS THAT!

So there you go.

And the best part of this, is that once we have the schedule down pat, it won’t matter if we are making 1k or 5k per month. It will still take the same amount of time. That sounds really wonderful doesn’t it?

We do not have to work like a job where we would have to put in extra work.

We just work the system and get wonderful results.

AND IT BREAKS DOWN THIS WAY

Oh and did you know that if:

we are making 1k per month, our hourly rate is $11.24

we are making 2k per month, our hourly rate is $23.09

we are making 3k per month, our hourly rate is $34.63

Totally sounds doable, yes?

So here we are on the adventure of a life time. Ready to soar and create.

It is within our capable hands!

Let’s get going, we are on the NOW plan. We are not letting it happen. We are making it happen. Join me in this adventure, it is truly amazing!

What do you think? Does this work for you?

If you are ready to have the experience of a lifetime, start your own business and help others, PLEASE JOIN ME ON THIS AMAZING LIFE CHANGING JOURNEY. I will be available for any questions. CLICK HERE PLEASE.

 

In peace and gratitude,

Founder of success-full-living. com., living one heart-centric moment at a time.

 

If you are ready for an adventure that changes your world and helps other too, please click here.

 

 

How To Improve WordPress Site Speed

Site load speed is an important factor that determines your visitors user experience (UX) and therefore a ranking factor in google.

As such if you want to improve the performance of your website in search engine rankings, you need to pay attention to your site load speed.

Site Load Speed Test

You can check your current site load speed by doing a site load speed test at tool.pingdom.com which you can do for free as seen on the screenshot below.

As seen above, the site load speed for my blog is 422 milliseconds, which is exceptionally fast. Anything under 1 second is exceptionally fast and provides a great user experience (UX).

How Did I Get My Site To Load So Fast

Well, for 1, I use a really good hosting service available through wealthy affiliate called siterubix. Siterubix is one of the most advanced website building and hosting platforms available and is available for free via wealthy affiliate.

As a premium member of wealthy affiliate you have access to SitePlus+, which has a built in feature to improve your site load speed. All you need to do is to turn is on.

You find it under site manager as seen below and then click on SitePlus+.

You will be taken to the page below after which you just turn on the feature.

Secondly I’m careful not to use too many plugins on my wordpress site. Siterubix recommends not using more than 5 plugins as a general rule as this can have a detrimental impact on your site load speed.

How Do You Determine Which Plugin Is Slowing Down Your Site Load Speed

You can either check your site load speed by doing a site load speed test at tool.pingdom.com before you install the plugin and then do another test after you install the plugin and see if there is a significant difference in the site load speed.

Alternatively you can use a plugin called P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler).

This is a free wordpress plugin which will enable you to profile your installed plugins to determine which plugins are having the most impact on your site load speed. You’ll find it by searching for it under WP plugins as seen below.

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin you will find it under tools as seen below. You will then start the scan and select auto scan. The plugin will then run the test which should take a few seconds after which you will select view results.

The results will be displayed as seen above. The plugin gives you the total impact of your plugins on site load speed and a breakdown by plugin.

You will then be in a position to determine whether the plugins you’ve installed are worth keeping.

I hope you’ve found value in the content on this post.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this post. Please share your comments on the comments section below.

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What Are Broken Links?

what are broken links

OK, I am sure you are wondering, ‘what on earth is she talking about?’

Broken links, hardware, chains, cryptocurrency, bots…well, let’s just add to all the above. A broken link is what you call a link that is no longer valid as a ‘direction tool, a sort of GPS locator’ which helps you to find information on your website. It is usually a notice that shows – 404 – a broken link. The link is your website’s URL or according to Wikipedia:

‘A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address,[1] is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A URL is a specific type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI),[2] although many people use the two terms interchangeably.[3][a] URLs occur most commonly to reference web pages (http), but are also used for file transfer (ftp), email (mailto), database access (JDBC), and many other applications.

Most web browsers display the URL of a web page above the page in an address bar. A typical URL could have the form http://www.example.com/index.html, which indicates a protocol (http), a hostname (www.example.com), and a file name (index.html).’

For whatever strange reason, there are times when links don’t always lead to where they are intended. This could be because of computer hackers, revised posts, a few of the more common occurrences.

What Kind Of Effect Do Broken Links Have On Your Website?

Well, let’s take a look:

  • They have the potential to reduce the number of visitors to your website (because your reader will not be able to find the information that you are linking to).
  • You may lose some of your repeat or current subscribers because of annoying dead links which lead nowhere.
  • It might leave a bad impression on your website in the eyes of your visitors (people like to know that the sites they visit can be trusted to provide good and safe information).
  • This will also have the potential to play havoc with your website’s ranking with any of the major search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, et al.

You Might Be Wondering Why?

The answer is simple – because they simply cannot get there!

After a while, as you start adding more and more information to your growing website, there is the off chance that some of your existing links might no longer work – they will be broken!

After a while, once you have been working on your website, adding more and more information, the possibility also increases that there might be links that no longer work.

How Do You Know That Your Links Are Broken?

You may find out through any of these notification processes:

  • A software company that you might have entrusted the responsibility of your website’s routine maintenance – and so they will notify you and even fix the broken links on your website.
  • From a current subscriber who is having trouble accessing one of the pages on your website.
  • Via website analytics – Google Webmaster, for example.

Well, this is good news, knowing is half the battle won, fixing it is the other half!

Luckily, there are tools to get the job done.

Tools To Help

what are broken links

There are websites that can help you to effect repairs of broken links – both paid as well as free services. Here is your free online broken link checker list as well as some paid services. Have a look and see if any of them can help you make things right for your website!

1/Brokenlinkcheck.com

This one is free. It will isolate the broken links on your website. It is quite simple to use. Once you have accessed the site link, just copy and paste your website’s URL into the search box and let the software do the rest.

2/Validator.w3.org/checklink

This broken link checker is more advanced. It is more for the ‘computer geek’ in you rather than a ‘newbie’. It is more technical in its report. However, it is accessed in the same way as above.

3/Xenu Link Sleuth

With this software and website, it is very different. This one has to be downloaded for it to perform any form of checking on your website. You might not want to do this, however, the choice is up to you. It is also very advanced in its application and results.

4/Deadlink Checker.com

Also, a very easy software to use. It offers both free and paid services. You should be able to get enough information just using the free service. It gives you the option to check your whole website or just one URL.

what is a broken link

Taking care of the health of your website is like taking care of your baby, especially while it is still young. There is so much to learn and to implement.

However, it is a great position to be in!

You are in the driver seat of your own business creation and you should be proud! You be the judge.

I hope that you have found the information useful. I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section. Thank you.

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REFERENCES:

[1] Wikipedia

Images courtesy of Pixabay.

About me

Hello there, I am Michelle – one of the many faces behind this website. It is my intention to provide information that will help to educate and empower you on your journey to success!

You can connect with me also at blackhairnaturalproducts and yesucandoit.com.