I Have A Secret..Want To Hear About It? Don’t tell anyone

I really , really want to tell you about this.

I mean you might have to lean in closer to hear me…because the cat is not quite out of the bag quite yet.

But I can give you some hints… ready?

If you knew there was a site to go to that would help you build your business and show you the steps.. would you consider checking it out?

If you knew there was going to be site that will help to get you traffic would you consider checking it out?

If you knew that you could have all this information for a tiny fee each month would you just rush to sign up?

If you knew that if you referred people to this site you could also start creating a new profit stream would you consider joining it?

If you knew that you could advertise it on Social Media and bring in more business, both for you and this site, would you join it?

WELL ITS ABOUT TO COME SOON. LIKE WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS..

Oh and if you want to make your living doing what I am doing, just click here. 

So do get excited. We are getting ready to unveil it.

AND WE WANT YOU TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT IT!

Because you are so very special.

So stay tuned!

More information coming.  We are so excited about this.

Do add some comments and thoughts as to what you think this might be??

And what your thoughts are about this.

In peace and gratitude,

Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com

living one heart-centric moment at a time!

 

How To Use Real Estate on Blog Posts Effectively

When we write a post in a blog, we want to reach readers…that’s why it’s there, agreed?  One way to optimize reaching people is to use real estate on blog posts effectively.

Keys to our Prime Real Estate...Use real estate on blog posts effectively
Keys to our Prime Real Estate…Use the real estate on blog posts effectively

Communicating Most Effectively

Let’s assume we are looking to solve a problem for our readers as our most important goal.  I think we share that, and it is a given.

We need to figure out how best to reach those who have those problems, to be a help.

How to Get Them to See Our Solutions

There is a lot written about SEO, and so many pointers.  It is a science, and yet parts of it are pretty simple to implement, I have learned.

Having the best keywords will help my readers find my post and get benefits from acting on the solution to their question.  I use Jaaxy to help me hone in on the ones that will get the most effective results.  Do you?  I coordinate that with using Squirrly, a free plugin that is an awesome help in optimizing keyword usage, gives hints to use real estate on blog posts well, and guides in reader-friendliness of my posts.  Get more info on Squirrly, and make your blog more successful today.

Once I have my keywords to build my blog around, I want to use them well.  I want enough frequency to be found, without overwhelming the post, or having Google think it is just a keyword-packed post instead of a post providing helpful and unique content.  The Search Engines do not like looking at a post and seeing all keywords that take the place of solutions- and benefits-oriented content.

I have learned from my Coach that there are places within my post that I can use, besides the straight content.  This post is about that available real estate.

unlocking the way to best use of blog real estate
Unlocking the Door to Prime Blog Real Estate

Images

The first piece of real estate I want to discuss is the use of images.

We all know readers today like picture-books, with short sentences and zing.  The images need to relate to the content, of course.  They should enhance and deepen the communication, not just entertain, don’t you think?

When we put in an image, there are three places where I have learned how to use real estate on blog posts to improve keyword density.

When you put in your image in wordpress, you get to locate it, left, right, center.  You also get to enter a title, alt description and caption.

These entries are the prime real estate for your image.  This is where you can put in your keywords to describe what your image is contributing to your post.  Neither the content nor the alt description will appear in your post for most readers, although vision-impaired will hear the alt-description.

The caption will appear below your picture as a further description on your blog.

The search engines will see the alt description and the caption!  Good real estate to develop wisely.  Use proper language that makes sense, just as you do in your blog.  This is not for keyword-stuffing, it is to help your readers find and get benefit from your post content.

segments of best real estate to use in your blog
Segments of the Prime Blog Real Estate Package

Two Other Places Where You Can Apply Principles for How to Use Real Estate on Blog Posts

Below your post, you will find the Title and the Description.

The Title does not have to be the default title of your post.  You can make it anything you want, so it is a good place to make sure you have your keywords.  This is what a reader who is searching for an answer will see first when your post pops up in their search.  Please note that it is only 60 characters long, so use those characters effectively.  All the reader will see is the 60.  Be succinct!

The Description is 230-320 characters long.  That is a pretty big range.  For best results, stick with the 230, my Coach trains me!

What I do is to copy my first few sentences of my blog.  I have normally put my keywords in there anyway.

Now the challenge is to pare those down to the 230 characters so that they include the focus and keywords that my post is about.  Again, this is what your searching readers are going to see and read when they are captivated by your title.

This is another piece of real estate to use wisely!

KeyWord Density

We talked above briefly about appropriate keyword density.  You can read about long-tail keywords here.

You know if you have been doing training on writing a blog, how important keywords are.  About 40% of your readers will find your blog posts through the search engines.  They count!

A free tool to help you measure your keyword density is Squirrly.   It helps me as I write!  It helps with how to use real estate on blog posts, too.

I hope it will help you, too.

Please tell me how this helps!

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Annie’s Tips.

See you on the other side,

 

 

 

 

P.S.  Please comment on this post, or ask questions below.  Being a blogger is about honoring my relationships with my readers.  That includes readable and helpful content, and personalized responses.

I will get you responses and answers right away!

 

Annie is a wife, Mom and Grannie, who has discovered and rediscovered creative art in her retirement. She has a lifelong commitment to learning and living creatively.

She has been a business owner, and enjoys the challenges and demands and creative hard work that entailed. Her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude still guide her volunteer work in her community school system.

She has a blog about creative lifelong learning and growing, to share what she has learned and is learning with others. She says, “There is a lot of paid-for ‘information’ on the internet, and it can be hard to sort through all of it to get to what is truly helpful. Together, we can help one another live creatively in pursuing happiness and joy, health and wholeness. ”

Her blog is designed to help people find the best information, supplies, tips and training so her readers can maximize enjoyment in their lifetime.

Annie’s Tips

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Using Digital Means To Make Strides!

Using Digital Means To Make Strides!

As an online marketer or website owner, it should come as no surprise to you that in our world today – almost (or maybe, just about) everything is digital and can be accessed by the world wide web! You also need to start using digital means to make strides as well!

using digital means to make strides

Today, we are going to look at one particular way that technology is transforming the written word.

My point of interest will be taking a look at video recording. With so many people on the go, yes, writing content is great but having the time to consume it is even better. We will see how using digital means to make strides converts into a positive trend for all.

One great way of ensuring that your content stands out and can be read it easily is by using bullet points. I find that when you use bullet points it’s easier for your reader to look at the text, grasp the general idea that you are conveying, and even if they never come back to read it in its entirety, they will still understand what the ‘meat of the matter is’ when it comes to reading your article!

I find that we can take this one step further!

Lately, I have been playing with a new software ( new to me, at any rate) and it is called Lumen 5. What I do, or it might be more apt to say, what it does and what I do, is that it takes my content and then creates (or allows me to create) a video of that content in about less than a minute or a few seconds. And I am still able to get my point across to my readers, or should I say, viewers?

Now I think it’s just simply amazing that you can convert a 1000 words article in just 45 seconds or as long as you choose.  Now I hasten to say this, even though you have this somewhat wonderful technology to change your content of 1000 words into 45 seconds to 1 minute of video time, you also have to realize that people do not want long-drawn-out videos at all.

youtube videos help to digitize your content

 

The ideal length of any video to capture somebody’s attention is ideally between 1 minute to 15miutes.  Even at 15 minutes, we can be still pushing it because we are such creatures of instant gratification (due to the world we live in) that we might not be even patient or be willing to sit still for 15 minutes!

So what I have been doing is this – I have been digitizing my content by making them into mini videos and highlighting the more salient points that I want to convey to the reader.

Now here comes the fun part.

Once I have made these and any other videos, I then upload it to my YouTube channel.

OK, I hear you say, ‘But what if I don’t have a YouTube channel?  My answer, ‘No problem!’

I would highly recommend that you get with the program and get digital…enter the digital world!

Just a fun trivia:

Did you know that YouTube is the #2 search engine second to Google? And that each day, 80 billion people watch video clips?

youtube helps to showcase your content

Head on over to YouTube and create your own YouTube channel – watch out world, here I come! Your YouTube channel doesn’t have to be anything fancy, not at all.  The whole idea is quite simply this – if you are wanting to make yourself or your website known then this gives you another opportunity to broadcast your product and or services. 

Now just like anything else, you have to do the marketing.  But for now, I think we should just focus on finessing our content by making mini videos and then simply uploading them to your newly created Youtube channel. Tell your friends that you’re ‘live’.  Tell them to subscribe to your channel.  And most importantly tell them to share your videos.

This is all it takes, a few simple steps that could make the difference for you, your business and the world online.  Let’s make an effort to reap the rewards that will come once you start using digital means to make strides. All the best!

Images courtesy of Pixabay and Pexels.


earning while you learn

How would you like to learn how to post on a blog like this one?

You can put your thoughts on paper but learning how to build your own blog is something different. If you have the right training it is not that difficult.

When you learn how to build your own blog you get to choose the things that you write about. You can also use the blog to make extra income. Here is where I learned how to build my own blog and connect with people who helped me along the way.

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using digital means to make strides

Learn More About How Benefits Improve Response in a Blog

traffic jammed up and falling short of conversions because the benefits are not clear...undertanding how benefits improve response in a blog is information that helps to improve conversion rates
Knowing how to use benefits will improve the conversion response in a blog

Getting Traffic and Missing Out on Conversions

The two biggest challenges on monetizing a blog are driving traffic and getting conversions, agreed?  One key to conversions is understanding how benefits improve response in a blog.

My coach Bo Tipton tells me it is ALL about communicating the benefits to my readers that will come to him when he takes action on my recommendations. ( I  linked here to training from Bo’s many years of marketing experience that will benefit any blogger…I know it has me, and I believe it will for you, too)

Are you getting traffic, without conversions?

Here is the formula that Bo has told us, that successful Affiliate marketers obtain over and over again:

  • 10,000 visits or impressions result in
    10 clicks that result in
    1 Sale

I wasn’t there yet!  He Gave Me a Challenge!

I wanted to be.  My trainer told me my next step:  Make sure I clearly communicate benefits to my readers!  He taught me how benefits improve response in a blog by Lining them up clearly: 1, 2, 3.

The initial test group for the Wealthy Affiliate Go-Getters has been taking on a lot of challenges from our coach Bo Tipton.  Bo really holds our feet to the fire to do the work to become successful with Wealthy Affiliate.

That’s why you have a coach, isn’t it?

a personal trainer sets individualized goalsThe Role of a Personal Trainer

Take the idea of a personal trainer…Your personal trainer doesn’t invent a new way to do crunches or lunges.  He doesn’t even come up with an exercise routine that is unique from any other one.

What a trainer does is to individualize, systematize and encourage the trainee to go harder, further and deeper than would happen on my own.

That is what our WA Go-Getter Coach has been doing.  That’s what is available to you at 1000DollarProject.  Don’t pass up this low-cost high-value training!

We began with implementation of everything we learn at Wealthy Affiliate.

I have been a good doobie with the training our coach Bo Tipton has been giving us here on Wealthy Affiliate Go-Getters.  Everything has the overall focus of implementing how benefits improve response in a blog.  It’s the benefits that help my reader and his response that monetizes my work.

Time Commitment

I put at least 5 hours every day, doing the work.  That is divided up into segments.  I am not yet on the routine of maintenance.  I am still implementing new ideas and still getting training.  I expect that to continue throughout my training with Bo, which is to be a full year.  So here is how my work day goes:

Its not a get rich quick program..it takes time and it takes knowing how benefits improve response in a blog
It takes time and it takes knowing how benefits improve response in a blog

Social Media: 30 minutes
Others Blog Comments: 30 minutes
Training, including Skype, Wealthy Affiliate: 30 minutes
Direct Advertising – Both Paid and Free including videos, ads on TOAN: 30 minutes
Posting on Wealthy Affiliate, WA Go-Getters: 30 minutes
Work on my Blog: 1.5 hours
Work on my Autoresponders: 1 hour

(If you’re looking for more information on autoresponders please let me know in the comments below.  I have an awesome resource for you.)

So far, it takes me more than 4 hours every working day.  My goal is to get to 4 hours, and I will as I get everything in place.  Right now, I am still doing work to automate my business.

Plans for Time Commitment in the Future

The time I put in on training will grow less as I complete the Wealthy Affiliate Boot Camp and the training with Bo.  My timeframe for that is by year-end.  Also the time I am now putting in on setting up autoresponders and ads and videos will grow less.

The goal with these is to automate, so that I can maintain.

The advertising will take less time once I get the clicks that are at least within the industry norm.

Right now, I am still getting the ads in place.  Even the ads also have the goal of communicating benefits.

I started just this month putting paid ads on The Online Advertising Network (TOAN).  This is a really great ad training ground that Bo told us about.

Let me be clear here:  Bo has not recommended that we get started with TOAN.  He is a firm advocate of reinvesting a portion of the money that we earn with our online business.  We are doing the work to get to the point of making $1000 a month by the end of this year, and he will be wanting us to put part of that back into investment in some paid ads and other ventures.

A couple of us, including me, decided we wanted to put some money in now, to accelerate things.  Bo advised that TOAN at $19.95 is the place to get the best return on investment of money and time.  TOAN has an affiliate program that gives the possibility of not only having the ads free every month, but of making TOAN into an additional stream of income.  If you’re ready to make a small investment in growing your business, check it out.

I am getting impressions at a rate of 4,000 a week with my ads!  It’s a lot of work, and I hope to have a big impact in the worlds of my readers as my site matures and as I hone it to be the best it can be.

Give clear benefits to your readers for using your solutions to their problemsMy clicks are lagging the industry norm so far.

That’s where the next challenge about being clear on communicating benefits comes in.

I’m just in my first month with TOAN, and I want to give it time to be a good test.  Still, I have learned some commonsense marketing from my trainer that it makes sense for me to implement right at the get-go.  And my goal here is to share that with you.

I have also learned that using the predone banner and text ads that I get from my affiliates are not that effective.  While they get a lot of impressions, a lot of other people are using them, too.  So readers do not click through on mine. That makes sense to me!

I am learning how to develop unique ads of my own.

Just like with any other aspect of this blogging business, taking the easy way is not the road to success.  I have to take a road less traveled.  I have to give my own unique set of benefits to my readers for them to respond.  And my own unique presentation of those benefits.

It comes down to using the same formula we do with everything else in this business.  Identify a problem, provide a solution, explain the benefits of the solution and give a call to action.

Why it took me a while to get shows that all this marketing training I am getting is a learning curve for me.

The good news is the training is here!  I have my degree in English Literature.  I didn’t study business and marketing.  I am learning it now, with the excellent training at Wealthy Affiliate.  And I am implementing it with guidance and direction from my coach and personal trainer Bo!

A Business coach and trainer teaches, challenges, and holds you accountableHow Benefits Improve Response in a Blog

The first place I have applied this improvement on the benefits communication is on my TOAN ads.  They are a part of what drives traffic to my blog.

The next focus has been on my capture pages.  I have set up, under Bo’s training, an automated email system with Traffic Wave.  Having an email list is acclaimed by many who are hugely successful online.

I just got this advice this week, so I am in process on this.  But I do think that this is an area that I will be continually working to improve as long as I am in this business.

I will be improving and testing my ads.  I will be improving my capture pages.  I will be improving my blog posts, pop-ups, and invitations on my sidebar – always with the intent to communicate the benefits of the solutions I offer to my readers.

My goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of my readers.  To do that, I need to let them know clearly how my solution will benefit them!

Thanks, Coach, for this new challenge!  I’m on it!

If you are like me and want to make an impact on the world with what you know and have learned in life, join me in this amazing business.  You can take a FREE 7 Day look.  If you decide to become a Premium member within those 7 days, I have some unique bonuses for you.  Check it out here.

If you are already a blogger and want to build an email list, go here.  I will even pay for your first month for you.

And if you are ready to invest in some ads to accelerate your business growth, check out TOAN.

Please contact me with any question with your comments below, or by emailing me!  What an exciting journey we can share!

Annie’s Tips

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EBook that tells traffic secrets and how to use links for blog posts from the outside
EBook that tells traffic secrets free exclusively to WAGoGetters readers

P.S.   If driving traffic is one of your concerns, as it is for so many of us, here is a great resource for you.  I am giving my eBook, with information never before in print, gleaned from my Coach, Bo Tipton, with his 40 years of marketing, online since it began!  I normally give this away as a bonus when my readers buy my products, but here on WAGoGetters, I’m giving it away for FREE…Just follow this link and tell me where to send it.

Annie is a wife, Mom and Grannie, who has discovered and rediscovered creative art in her retirement. She has a lifelong commitment to learning and living creatively.

She has been a business owner, and enjoys the challenges and demands and creative hard work that entailed. Her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude still guide her volunteer work in her community school system.

She has a blog about creative lifelong learning and growing, to share what she has learned and is learning with others. She says, “There is a lot of paid-for ‘information’ on the internet, and it can be hard to sort through all of it to get to what is truly helpful. Together, we can help one another live creatively in pursuing happiness and joy, health and wholeness. ”

Her blog is designed to help people find the best information, supplies, tips and training so her readers can maximize enjoyment in their lifetime.

Annie’s Tips.

What is our WHY?

Dream Came True

I was reading and looking  around YouTube  for some more inspiration. And happened on this video by Simon Sinek. He also wrote the book Start With Why. Do you know of it?

It stirred me to rethink exactly what I am doing or wanting to do with my business.

And I realized that is the most important question we can always ask ourselves as we build our business.

Is not just the HOW and WHAT.

But it is that most vital question. Why?

Why do we do what we do?

Because we cannot possibly get results if we do not fully understand our why. And as Jay Shetty says, when we know our why, then we have no problem building a sales funnel or asking for sales.

And that is truly potent, yes?

And sometimes I think that might indeed be the harder question.

Watch this video and tell me if it inspires you to dig deeper and understand our why.

I think that not only does it answer the benefit question that our mentor always reminds us to put into our CTA, but also the deeper sense of what it is that we are really getting too?

What do we want to accomplish? And that will not happen if we do not have a strong growing every day changing why.

Why did I choose to do Affiliate Marketing, why am I wanting to help others? Why are my words having to be a bridge to understanding and connection to my readers?

So the question to me is, are we ready to put down on paper why we do what we do?

And if so, then we are truly on our way to success, does that make sense? So ultimately our key to success is knowing our WHY.

So do tell me, what is your WHY?

If you want to do what I am doing, writing for a living and helping others, do click here. 

And here is another  Jay Shetty video that is totally inspiring. At least I thought so, tell me what you think please.

So what is your passion and your why? Can you see it,feel it, touch it and live it daily? If so, then I think by George, you have got it! The reason you will be so successful.

And since we are on the NOW plan…knowing our why is how we go forward each day.

I wish us all great success in knowing and LIVING our why!

In peace and gratitude,

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

Benefit of Publishing eBooks – How to Monetize

 

benefit of publishing ebooks and monetizing published EBook
Benefit of publishing ebooks and monetizing published EBook

Becoming a published author can have its benefits with your blog

Publishing today is very doable.  There is a benefit of publishing ebooks, as for as direct monetization, but also indirect.

I’m going to start with your having something to be published.  And now you want to get it published so you can monetize it.

It may be a post from your blog, or a combination of posts that flow together to make into an eBook.  It may be a series of entries from your Journal.  It may even be Private Label Rights (PLR) that you purchased and edited to make yours, on a subject that you’re interested in.

We’re assuming here that you have some content.

There are a lot of options for publication

The not so good news is that you have to do it yourself.

Let’s face it, we are not well-known authorities or famous figures who are likely to get propelled to the best  seller list.

We have to self-publish and self-promote in order to monetize our content.

The good news is you have options.  You don’t have to find a publisher who will want anywhere from $4,000 or more from you to print your first 1000 copies for sale.  You won’t have to set up a world tour to try to sit in book stores to sell your book in person, with promises of autographs.

Ebook Publishing Instead, we can publish EBooks.

In 2018, for the first time, the expected sales of EBooks are going to top sales of physical books in the United States and in Great Britain.  EBooks are gaining ground in most other developed nations too.

There are many sites for you to publish and sell EBooks.  For your first EBook, I recommend you start with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

Why?

  • It’s free. There is no upfront cost to use KDP.
  • It’s easy. There are clear step-by-step directions on KDP, including video tutorials.
  • You get paid. KDP keeps only 30% of your sale.  If you are also an Amazon affiliate and sell through your personal link, you get a bit more (and maintain your affiliate status with Amazon).
  • If you join KDP Select, you also get promotional help.

When you join KDP Select, you promise to sell only through KDP.

This is your first EBook.  Once you have a series and a following, you may want to branch out in other directions.  You will have that option.  For now, KDP Select is my recommendation to get started.

publicize and promoting EBooks to monetize self-publicationOnce Published, You Need to Promote to get the Benefit of Publishing eBooks

Getting published is the first step…a big step.

Congratulations!  You are a published author! 

An author without readers until they find you!

There are 7 ways to get readership.

The first is using the keyword tool on Amazon.  Just as with any online search, your potential customers are going to plug in keywords to find information on the problem or question they have.  Choosing (and incorporating into your content) good keywords is important.  I recommend using the Jaaxy tool to help you identify your best return keywords.

Second, is to choose your Amazon categories.  You get to choose two out of a drop-down menu.   Potential readers will search using categories on Amazon.

Third, is to get reviews on Amazon.  This is a big advantage of using KDP Select.  You will have the option of allowing readers to get your EBook for FREE for a five-day period.  During that period, you want to invite everyone you can to take advantage, download and read your EBook for free, and to give you reviews.  Reviews on Amazon give you credibility with others who find your EBook.

free self-promotion to monetize EBook using Social MediaFourth, is to promote your EBook on Social Media.  Post the link on Facebook.  Use this during your Free period and later on, too.

Remember to keep a balance on Social Media.  Comment on the posts of others.  Put up information, videos, and images that are not about selling something.  Be a human being.  This is SOCIAL media, not an ad campaign!  You are not paying for ads to sponsor the Super Bowl, where the folks who see your posts expect an ad.  You are building relationships and trust, and sales are a side-benefit.

(I have a FREE eBook, offered for no cost exclusively on this website, on Facebook Traffic Secrets.)

Fifth, promote your EBook on your own Blog.  You can do that by putting links in a post on your Blog to your affiliate sale for your EBook.

You can put in a Pop-up that features the EBook and its benefits.  You can even build a Sales Funnel from the EBook to other products and services you offer, either directly or as an affiliate.  You cannot do this if you have promised to publish exclusively for sale through Amazon Kindle of course.

You can put in a link in your right sidebar with short promotional  copy and an Email sign-up, with the EBook as a benefit of joining your Email list.  Joining your Email list can be part of your sales funnel.  To me, that is such a benefit of publishing eBooks that I would rather use my eBook as a bonus for other sales than sell it directly.

I recommend using Traffic Wave to build your email list.  There are several steps in using Traffic Wave effectively.  They have clear tutorials on how to do each one.  The purpose is to build an email list, and set up automated emails, called autoresponders.  When you have an email list, you have a list of people with whom you are in regular communication, building relationship and trust.  They have signed up to be a part of your list!

The cost to join Traffic Wave is only $19.95/month.  Traffic Wave also has an affiliate program with generous payouts.  Within a short time, with attention, you can get your monthly subscription paid with your affiliate earnings.

nervous about making a video for self-promotion to monetize EbookThe sixth way I recommend promoting your EBook is to make a video of it. 

I know, now I am really pushing the envelope, right?  From being a published author, to making a video?  I’m not that photogenic, you say?

Let me reduce the anxiety level right now!  Your video does not have to be of you.  You do not need to record yourself.

I recommend going to Lumen5, where there is FREE software to make a video using only your EBook content.

You put up your content, then pick and choose what you want to have go in your video.  I recommend about a minute or two, no longer.  People are not very patient these days.  And you want to entice a sale, not give everything away.

Lumen5 will add images to your video that the software says is related to the content.  You can reselect your own from their achives or your own.

Then you add music from an extensive selection of options.  Your video will work with or without the music.   Here is a link to a video I did of one of my EBooks.

I recommend you put your video on Social Media to help you promote your EBook.  Insert it into your blog post where you have the affiliate link.  Add it to your Pop-up.  Make a capture page that includes the video when you are building your email list with Traffic Wave.

create sales funnels with autoresponders and paid ads to promote EBook SalesAnd, finally, the seventh promotional idea I recommend.  Use paid ads.

The site I recommend is The Online Ad Network (TOAN).  For your monthly fee of $19.95, you can put up as many as 31 ads.  If you use some of your ads to promote your EBook, sending the reader to your capture page, you can get a ton of impressions.  Any who click through could be your potential customer.

One thing about TOAN, it is run by the same folks as Traffic Wave.  They also have an affiliate program so you can get it for no cost, or even make money with it.  Check it out.

The promotional ideas are all no-cost potentially.  You can become a published author, and monetize your work!

Let me know how it is going.  If you have any questions, please reach out and ask.  I am very ready to help!

Annie’s Tips.

Annie is a wife, Mom and Grannie, who has discovered and rediscovered creative art in her retirement. She has a lifelong commitment to learning and living creatively.

She has been a business owner, and enjoys the challenges and demands and creative hard work that entailed. Her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude still guide her volunteer work in her community school system.

She has a blog about creative lifelong learning and growing, to share what she has learned and is learning with others. She says, “There is a lot of paid-for ‘information’ on the internet, and it can be hard to sort through all of it to get to what is truly helpful. Together, we can help one another live creatively in pursuing happiness and joy, health and wholeness. ”

Her blog is designed to help people find the best information, supplies, tips and training so her readers can maximize enjoyment in their lifetime.

Annie’s Tips.

Working From Home With Your Computer,Take Care of Your Head!

Are you having some symptoms of headaches and eye twitches and dizziness when you are sitting long hours in front of your computer? Well there is really great help for this. And an easy solution.

It is a company called Basic Reset and they make a product that is called Energy FX. It has a formula inside of it that energizes our own body natural energy. You know how we all have energy fields around us?

Like how Chinese acupuncture works to allow the Chi to fully flow easily? Well this product does the same thing. It strengthens our bio-energy to combat the emissions that we are not even aware we are dealing with from all of our devices. Even a hair dryer!

So as someone who has spent hours in front of my computer, I started realizing that I was having symptoms that were specific to a seizure disorder that I have. And since I had thought this was all under control, I was really surprised to find myself in a place that I thought was behind me.

I started realizing that as we sit in front of our computers, and devices we are literally being bombarded by emissions that are not truly in our best interest.

I really want all of us to take really great care of ourselves, as we are building our businesses. And why suffer needlessly?

I just adore what I do, and there was no way I would give up on this amazing adventure of creating this business. So I was recommended to look into this company called Basic Reset.

And what I found was amazing! The owner had been studying for years what made people sick and others unhealthy.He even studied cancer and found a way through supplementation how to cure his mother.

So he started working on options to keep us balanced from all the emissions of our devices. And he came up with this product called Energy FX.  Its just a metal tube that comes in pendant form that you can wear around your neck or  put in your pocket.

And I have to tell you, after weeks of wearing it, if by mistake I sit down at the computer without it, wow, I am in trouble.

I now just put it on first thing in the morning and just leave it on. I  feel so much better.

That does not mean we do not take breaks from the computer and do reasonable hours. It just means that we do not have to be prone to headaches, and seizure like symptoms. We just want great brain health too.

So for all of us who are working marathon hours in front of our devices. I truly and highly recommend this product so that we can operate in the best of health.

Let me know what you think please. And do take a moment to look at the options to work safely and easily,

If you want to look into this product and all the products they offer here is the link. 

I would not recommend a product without trying it first.  So please know this is truly working for me. I really hope you will look at it..

And as affiliate marketers, there is nothing more wonderful than discovering a product that can help others and then find out they can be affiliates. So this also offers the option to do this as another profit stream.

What do you think? Are you ready for a basic reset? And ready to take charge of your health and help others? If so go check out this company please.

Take care of you, there is only one of you, remember?

In peace and gratitude,

Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com

living one heart-centric moment at a time!

SUCCESS IS MY DESTINY, READY?

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Have you known for a long time that somehow you have a purpose, a destiny that just isn’t quite showing up yet? Have you wondered how it will finally become your world?

In the book Rendezvous with Destiny, by Jim Janz, he talks about this whole process. It is an amazing book of affirmations and truly being able to see how to make this happen.

His words of wisdom, are so direct. For instance he says that when we finally hone in our who we really are, our world changes drastically.

In  words that make sense to me, it is when we truly allow our natural flow to come forward.

We then know exactly who we are and how we move in the world. We become all that we thought we could be and even more. And then we have focus and clarity.

As Affiliate Marketers we know that when we have that focus and clarity there is no stopping us, right?

So it is the same and the truth with finding our destiny and purpose. The most important part is that we then have to live it.

Because then we start our own legacy. That rings well yes? But the biggest part is that we are the destiny that we choose to see.

If I see myself as crippled and unable to walk a step, well then I will live that. Does that make sense?

But if I change those words and say that first step that I take will open brand new paths for me. Well then the sky is the limit.

And each new step can provide new directions or different options. It is whether or not we are willing to be willing to change. Yes?

After all, as he states if it is to be, it is up to me.  And keep it simple. Did you know that Mozart said “the genius lies in the simplicity?”

So how do we fulfill our destiny? We start by defining our goals. And then we figure out how to walk them. Are we clear about :

“Looking inside  of ourselves to see:

how focused our purpose

how intense our desire

how solid our will to win

how good our work ethic

and how strong is our faith”

You know when someone walks into a room and just lights it up? Well that person has made the decision to live in their own light and belief system.

They have allowed their inner peace to shine poise and confidence. And we have all seen people like that, yes?

In fact perhaps we aspire to be that, yes? Or perhaps some of us are that.

So when we know our destiny we shine our light. We walk our own path. And it shows to others.

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He offers ways to make all of this happen. Don’t just do good. Excel. Learn and then learn some more about everything in your business. Read books that inspire you to think out of the box.

Use language that shows success. Make sure our self talk is positive not negative. No more saying things, like I cannot afford that. Or there is no way I can do that.

Take of care of yourself. Rest and eat well.

Jim Janz says ” It boils down to knowing what you really want and having the desire and commitment to follow through until you have acheived it. You don’t need to know how, as much as you need to know specifically what your goal and dream is. When you know this, you WILL find a way. Then move in that direction, keep moving in that direction, never stop moving in the direction.”

And when we live patience and overcoming discouragement there is nothing that we cannot make happen.

So here is to our own amazing destiny! We are so ready to step into our own leadership and feed our soul. So do it now.

Because we are on the NOW plan, yes?  And we are all so worthy of fulfilling the best of our destiny.

Here is to success that just overflows as we step into the knowing of our own destiny.

How do you see your destiny? And what are you willing to do to make it happen? What is your plan?

Do share please!

In peace and gratitude,

Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com,

living one heart-centric moment at a time

 

What Is A Link Shortener?

What Is A Link Shortener?

using a link shortener

I am sure that you have heard of a link shortener or an URL shortener. All it means is that this is a way to make ‘long story’ URLs into ‘short story’ links. Let’s look at what is a link shortener and how we can benefit from one.

Link Shorteners

There are quite a few link shorteners out there in cyberspace – paid and unpaid. These are great tools that you can use for your website. I have included a few that I use occasionally (these are not affiliate links).

Some Link Shorteners that I use pretty often (these are not affiliate links):

  • Pretty Link
  • Bitly
  • Rebrandly
  • Google Link Shortener (goo.gl/#)

All the above shorteners are compatible with the Word Press platform, so there should be no issues in using them.

Benefits Of Using A Link Shortener

Apart from the fact that using a tool such as a link shortener is handy, here are some other benefits:

  • converts a long ‘ugly’ URL into something ‘short and sweet’
  • can make it easier to insert a link into your content
  • when you are on a ‘limited space diet’ – using a link shortener will help you utilize the space for your text
  • you can say so much with so little
  • easy to use
  • easy to post content on Instagram, FaceBook and social media on a whole
  • with some of the link shorteners, they give you the option to create campaigns and this is a great way to see which link is delivering traffic to your website

There really is nothing complicated about using a link shortener. It is just another tool to help you on your online journey. Let me give you an example of what is a link shortener, using the Google Link Shortener.

For example, you have just created your content – how to make chocolate candy using only 4 ingredients – now in no uncertain terms – this is a mouthful of a title, especially when you tell your readers how to find it:

https://mywebsite.com/how-to-make-chocolate-candy-using-only-4-ingredients/!

All you would need to do is to go to https://goo.gl/# and type in your URL , hit ‘shorten URL’ and let Google do its thing!

what is a link shortener

Now, hypothetically, Google would shorten your URL to read something like this:

https://goo.gl/9Q5a3M (totally fictitious, just as an example).

Now doesn’t that look much ‘prettier’ in your content and surely, much easier on the eyes? AND definitely much shorter!

When you shorten your URLs using the Google Link Shortener,  Google will display them in their original long URL version, the date it was created, the goo.gl link as well as how many clicks that the link has received. You can also get an analytics glimpse of your engagement for that link.

I love this tool!

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Maybe you will too, once you start experimenting with it. You just need to be careful when you copy and paste the new shortened link so that nothing gets lost and messes up your link.

So, go out there and ‘conquer the online world’ using these tools or any other nifty gadget that will help you maneuver the journey. Now that you know what is a link shortener, your content should be looking pretty from here on out!

All the best.

Images courtesy of Pixabay and UnSplash.


earning while you learn

How would you like to learn how to post on a blog like this one?

You can put your thoughts on paper but learning how to build your own blog is something different. If you have the right training it is not that difficult.

When you learn how to build your own blog you get to choose the things that you write about. You can also use the blog to make extra income. Here is where I learned how to build my own blog and connect with people who helped me along the way.

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So, You Want To Be A Published Author?

Yes I do, please where do I sign up?

Read on please!

I don’t know about you, but writing has become quite a passion of mine. Since I fell in love with reading and books as a young child, it has been my wish to write.

Have you felt that way?

And I think often how can I use it to be of value to others?

Which of course leads to the concept of being a published author.

And this is what I have learned in my 7 months of having an online business.

We start small. We build an audience and hone our skills. And whether or not we have acknowledged it. We are already published authors the first time we get our post out there!

So there you go, you already earned the title of Published Author!

Yay, happy dance.

End of post! LOL

OK, here we go!

So let’s talk about all the options of becoming a published author.

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What are our options to becoming more visible as an author?

1. Creating e books

2. Writing great content on our blogs

3. Guest Blogging

4. Using Quora as one of ways to authority building

5. Amazon Kindle

6. Being active on Social Media

7. Branding our selves

8. YouTube and video

This is a just a tiny smidgen of how we can build our authority as published authors. Please know there are so many more ways.

But let’s just talk about these for now.

Ebooks, are an amazing format:

1.We can use them as part of our sales funnel on our sites. Using pricing from about $2.99 to $5.99 and up. For books that are 10-30 pages long and are chocked full of valuable content.

2. Once we publish our ebooks on our site we also use them as our free gift to entice building our email list.

3. It is an easy transition to take our written ebook and reformat it for Amazon Kindle. That way we can also advertise to our readers, please find our book on AMAZON. Now that has a nice ring to it, yes? And it shows authority to our readers.

So no holding back, go do your eBook. It is your path to monetizing and authority.

 Do sign up right here to become that published author you know you are. Get started today. And bring life and all its excitement to you. Click here

As for Social Media, well that is a given that if you are able to post on other blogs and leave your full URL from one of your latest blogs, that will help people find you and also give your authority.

So do stay very focused on doing the schedule, being active on social media sites and making sure that our reader knows how to find us.

That happens when we leave back links. If we do not leave clues around the net no one will ever find us. So do be generous in sprinkling your full URL with your latest post as many places as possible.

When you are ready, start learning how to do videos. Even really short ones that can be posted to just let people know who you are.

And when you are ready, there is FaceBook live and YouTube. Create your own subscriptions and channels. And people will come! It is all about being visible and knowing you can make it happen.

And with video, there is a much higher chance that people will watch. Because that is vastly becoming a very preferred way to get information.

And branding is just another way of our readers being able to identify who we are. So the more we post in places all over the net, the more we are becoming branded as authority in our niche.

So are you ready? Ready to become all that you have dreamed about?

If so, we are on the NOW plan. That means we do it now. Not think about it. So get out there. Make it happen. I want to see your name blasted all over the net!

SUMMARY

So many ways to become a published author. It is about visibility, valued content and courage. So do you have the courage to live your dream? I sure hope so.

Take advantage of doing an ebook, for your site, as a sales funnel piece and later for an Amazon kindle book.

There are so many ways to build your following and your dream.

It takes courage to live your life’s dream. I know you have it. Don’t ever give up on it!

I want to hear how you are going to make your dream of becoming a published author a reality. Do let me know below here please!

In peace and gratitude,

Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com

living one heart-centric moment at a time!