"And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." Matthew 10:42
MATTHEW 10:1-42, 11:1, MARK 6:7-13, LUKE 9:1-6
This verse shows that even our smallest acts of kindness will be rewarded. As revealed in 1 Corinthians 3:13, every man's work shall be tried to determine "what sort it is," not what size it is. Many people who have never done anything to gain the attention of the masses will shine bright in the day when the Lord passes out His rewards.
Some of the Lord's rewards for our actions come in this life, such as children, financial blessings, health, and many others. However, some of our rewards will not be realized until we stand before God. This is the case with the reward for enduring persecution.
Many of the rewards for ministering the Gospel will not come until we appear before the Lord. Rewards can be shared by those who aid others in their righteous tasks.
The ungodly who are not in the Kingdom of God will receive no rewards even though some of their actions might have been good. Rewards are only for those who have been cleansed from their evil deeds by the blood of the Lamb.
Regardless of what these rewards shall be, there will not be any exalting of self over others. "For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?" (1 Cor. 4:7) The twenty-four elders in Revelation 4:10 are shown casting their crowns (which were rewards) down before the Lord and giving all their praise and worship to Him. It's all because of Him. Thank Him today for His goodness. Be Blessed and "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
Here is the first of many residual income affiliate program articles.
In this article you will learn...
1. What affiliate marketing actually is.
2. Where to go to find products to promote.
3. What to do when you find that affiliate market opportunity.
4. How to start affiliate marketing without websites.
5. How to avoid affiliate marketing frauds.
So let's find out what defines affiliate marketing.
According to Wikipedia: Affiliate marketing is a marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. Basically this means that you get a pre-determined amount of money for selling other peoples products. This is general a percentage E.g 75%, but in other cases this is an already established figure. E.g you will get $1 for every click you send the business owner, via CPV (cost per view) or CPA (cost per action) we will get back to these later.
Where do you go to find products to promote?
The three main places are Market-to-go (MG), Click Bank (CB) and Pay Dot (PD), they are the best free affiliate programs, the reason these three are great to start with is that you don't need any previous experience to sign up with them. Other places such as "Yeah CPA" and "Wolf storm media" require you to have an established list, website and track record. They won't just let you join either, they will check you out, search you, look at your site, ask for proof in some cases and with "Yeah CPA" you have to submit a letter of at least 300 words to one of their managers (daunting yes but I had to do it, and totally worth it if you do CPA).
What to do when you find that affiliate market opportunity
With (MG) all you have to do is go to the website. There you will find twenty or more proven opportunities that you can opt in, and start promoting right away. You now need to choose a product to promote. This is made easy on (MG) and (CB) as they have a search box and very good advanced search features. Make sure you choose a product that you are passionate about, E.g if you liked dogs you wouldn't want to promote cats. When you find your product you need to make sure it sells by doing a quick search on it or looking at how the product is doing via the gravity (on CB). We will teach this in in more detail in another lesson.
How to start marketing without websites
Ok you have a product but you don't have a website or even know how to make a website, you are screwed right? Wrong there are a few ways you can promote for free without a website.
1. YouTube, make a video promoting your product and have a link to your product in your video, lots of people do this now days, but that isn't a bad thing, it's a good thing. If it didn't work no one would do it.
2. Promote it on your Facebook page, make an event with your product on it and make it seem like the only way to get it is through you for a limited time. Or make and actual page for your product and people can like it and buy it from your link.
3. Twitter, make a twitter page and talk about your product on there with a link to the product or Facebook page.
How to avoid frauds
1. Stay away from affiliate programs that have a bad track record, don't sign up to an affiliate program if it costs to join ever, and there are plenty of free ones out there anyway. In fact just stick to CB and PD when you start this will save you time and money and you won't be a victim of affiliate marketing frauds.
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It's been more than 9 months since Google launched the Panda update. Apart from the content farms; webmasters were trying to figure out some patterns that includes bounce rate, ads blah! blah! But nothing was officially confirmed before Google announced its new algorithm named Page Layout Algorithm for pages with too many ads.
The purpose of the new algorithm is to target websites who bury the content under a load of ads. This Page Layout Algorithm is determined to hit the websites that serve ads "above the fold" and have placed content beneath or websites filled with overwhelming ads.
Sites that are creating more content "above-the-fold" than the ads on a page will not be affected by this change. Google will be penalizing those who use more ads "above-the-fold" than the whole page. Apparently Google is trying to become a human. Gradually, they are coming up with changes that are highly advantageous from user point of view and SEO is getting more complicated. As far as page layout Algorithm is concerned, If your website do not serve ads "above-the-fold" then you are almost safe from Google's wrath.
Will affect not more than 1% Websites
Google stated that it will only affect 1% of the total websites globally who have ads on their websites. But don't just ignore this message as their 1% can have millions of websites.
Penalizing only Static Ads/Fixed Ads
Google also confirmed that it is not penalizing the websites that are using the pop-up, pop-under ads or overlay ads on their websites. This algorithm is only applying to the static or fixed ads on the pages of the websites.
Google also owns more ads on its SERP Page?
Here comes the controversy! This is the real fact that Google also serves ads "above the fold" in its organic results so are they going penalize Google as they did with Google Chrome Browser? Just a thought that popped up in my mind!
What if your website is hit?
If your website has been penalized for having too many ads then remove "above the fold" ads and place them under your content. Once you change the layout it will take an unknown time to recover from the penalty. Google says, it could take a few weeks before we re-adjust SERPs of your website and restore your traffic. It also depends on the website pages that are indexed and how frequently Google crawl the website. Check your sites. That's all for now, "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Perhaps we have brought them upon ourselves by putting success and the acquisition of things above relationships with our family and friends.
Part of the blame may also have to do with the garage door opener: With it we can zip into our "fortress" without facing the neighbors!
We could also point the finger at T.V. and air conditioning: Both serve to isolate us in that box we call "home."
Henry Ford may also share some of the blame: With the automobile came urbanization and the loss of community. Who today, for example, stands around at the post office jawing over the height of the summer corn or how the local baseball team is faring?
Jesus Christ, having gone to the cross alone, knows all about loneliness and isolation.
And if you are His serious follower, you also are no stranger to loneliness and isolation as you walk the near-vacant, thinning path of the pilgrim.
As Christ's pilgrim, you can identify with the cry of the Psalmist, "I lie awake. I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop."(Psalm 102:7)
How then are we to deal with these twin maladies of loneliness and isolation? Well, we can either view them as conditions that are debilitating and paralyzing, or we can choose to allow God to use them as influences that drive us toward intimacy with the Lord Jesus. Often, it is in our anguished loneliness and isolation that we find true spiritual depth in God. Can we cry out with William T. Sleeper:
"Out of my bondage, sorrow and night, Jesus, I come… Into Thy freedom, gladness and light, Jesus I come… Out of my sickness into Thy health, out of my want and into Thy wealth. Out of my sin and into Thyself, Jesus I come to Thee… "
Jesus reassures us amidst our loneliness and isolation:
"I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you).! [Assuredly not!]"(Hebrews 13:5b – Amplified)
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"And they went out, and preached that men should repent." Mark 6:12
"Repent" comes from the Greek word, "metanoeo," and literally means to have another mind. Repentance is a necessary part of salvation. Repentance may include Godly sorrow, but sorrow does not always include repentance.
Repentance is simply a change of mind accompanied by corresponding actions. There is a Godly type of sorrow and an ungodly type of sorrow. Godly sorrow leads to repentance. Ungodly sorrow, or the sorrow of this world, just kills.
Our culture has rejected all "negative" emotions. But God gave us the capacity for these negative emotions, and there is a proper use of them. Ecclesiastes 7:3 says, "Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better." People should feel bad about sin. There should be sorrow over our failures. However, this sorrow should lead to repentance. Then, when forgiveness is received, our sorrow should be cast upon the Lord (Isa. 53:4).
The Lord's statements to His disciples, the night before His crucifixion, caused them sorrow (Mt. 26:21-22; Jn. 16:6). If they would have let that sorrow lead them to repentance, then they wouldn't have denied the Lord. Peter's sorrow after his denial of Jesus changed him and, certainly, he never regretted the tears he cried.
The sorrow experienced by those who do not turn to God produces only death. They grieve over their situation because they don't turn to God (that's repentance). Christians should only have sorrow until they repent. Once repentance has come, we need to appropriate the forgiveness and cleansing that are already ours through Christ. Godly sorrow that produces repentance leaves us with no regrets. The positive change that our sorrows led us to, changes our attitude towards the things that caused us sorrow. Let the negatives in your life become positives through Jesus. by Andrew Wommack
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If you have been involved in the affiliate marketing business for some time, you should be aware of the importance of having your own list of subscribers. Having your own list of subscribers will enable you to do the following things:
Building good relationship with your customers
Recommending good products or resources to them
Providing them with good content and information
To start growing your own list of subscribers, you will want to make use of the squeeze page. The squeeze page can be defined as a simple one page website which only focus on collecting the visitors details like first name and email address.
The squeeze page should have attention grabbing headline and it should list down the benefits that your visitors will get if they give you their details to join your list. If you are driving targeted traffic to your squeeze page and you are providing relevant content, some visitors will join your list to get more information from you.
Once your list starts to grow bigger and you are constantly communicating with your subscribers, you will be able to get more response from your list whenever you send an email to them. This will enable you to make money on demand. Having your own responsive list ensures that you will be able to make consistent income from your affiliate marketing business.
You will want to start focusing on giving consistent values to your subscribers so that they will trust you and they will be more responsive to your email and offer. When you are just starting out, you might not be getting the results as fast as you wanted as it takes time to build relationship with your list. Focus on giving values and your subscribers will soon purchase the products that you are recommending.
Having your own squeeze page will enable you to get your whole business progressing in the right direction. You can get your whole business started with less than US$50. The cost are below:
- Domain name which will cost US$10 yearly
- Professional Hosting account which will cost US$10 monthly
- Professional autoresponder account which will cost US$20 monthly
Thus, you should be aware that the monthly maintenance of this business is only US$30 monthly when you are just starting your business. As your list gets bigger, the cost for your autoresponder account will become more expensive. But this should not be any problem if you are providing consistent values to your subscribers as they will purchase the products that you recommend which will cover the cost.
If you did not have a squeeze page, please start to create your own squeeze page as soon as possible so that you will be able to start building your own list of subscribers which provides you with long term consistent income. I encourage you to stay a while, check out the programs and opportunities. For more information and similar subjects click on my name. That's all for now "Enjoy Your Coffe"
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest."
Matthew 9:35-38, 13:53-58, Mark 6:1-6
People are born again through the power of the Word of God, not through prayer. Prayer is very important, but it is not a substitute for the Gospel.
Many people petition God for someone to be saved and can't understand why it hasn't happened yet. We don't have to ask the Lord to save anyone. He isn't willing that anyone should perish. He has already made provision for everyone's salvation.
So what do we pray concerning someone coming to the Lord? Jesus said to pray that the Lord send laborers across their path. They need to hear the Word. Also, we should bind the influence of the god of this world (Satan) who tries to blind them to spiritual truth (II Cor. 4:4).
God is more motivated to save our loved ones than we are. We don't need to plead with Him, but rather we need to become a channel for Him to flow through to reach that person. We do that by sharing the good news (Gospel) with them and/or praying that others will come across their path who will do the same.
The Gospel is the power of God that releases the effects of salvation in our lives (Rom. 1:16). If a person needs healing, it's in the Gospel. If deliverance is needed, it's in the Gospel. Prosperity, answered prayer, joy, peace, love - they are all found through understanding and believing the Gospel.
The Gospel is the good news that although we are sinners and worthy of God's wrath, God, in love, sent His Son to be our substitute, bearing our punishment, so that we could be made completely righteous in His sight. It's based only on our faith in this completed work of Christ and not our own performance. Now that's GOOD NEWS! "Enjoy Your Coffee" by Andrew Wommack
Marketing your business is a big job. You need to have techniques and methods that allow you to target your customers and clients in a way that fires them up for what you have to offer. Email marketing can be an excellent tool for your marketing strategy if you know how to use it. Here are some good tips to get you going.
1. Emphasize the benefits of your product or service whenever possible. Subscribers will want to know what's in it for them, so tell them--in the subject line, in your links, and in your content. Your subscribers will be much more interested in your message if they feel that it can help them in some way.
2. Once you have the format of your email marketing messages set up, you should check it on multiple email clients. In the same way that different browsers can display web pages differently, a strange email client may show your message in an unexpected fashion. Make use of all of the popular free email clients and ensure that your message is going to appear properly on them.
3. Build your mailing list one person at a time. Start by asking your largest customers to sign up and recommend you to their friends. Word of mouth is the best form of recommendation and you will gain much more business this way as well as have a larger, targeted email list to market your products to.
4. Timing your emails can be of great importance if you want to get the highest open rates. Try to send your mailings at times of the day when people are less busy, such as weekends, evenings, or even early in the morning before the workday starts. Many people are just too busy during the workday to open emails and they may get tossed if too many build up.
5. Consider using text emails instead of graphically intense HTML emails for your campaign. You may be thinking that the graphics will engage your reader more, but it's usually not the case. Many people today have trained themselves to delete emails with lots of imagery, assuming they are spam. As well, those images often trigger spam filters, meaning your message is never received by some people on your email list!
6. Make a plan and follow it religiously. Rushed email messages have mistakes, which are bad for business because they come across as unprofessional at best and actual spam at worst. Set a schedule for writing your copy, having second and third parties proofread and edit it and then sending it out.
7. When you are building an effective email marketing campaign, you need to have the proper sign-up forms on your company website. Make sure you have them on every page, and also make sure that they are in the proper locations on your site pages. This is key to getting the customers to sign up.
8. Make it easy to unsubscribe. Make the unsubscribe link clearly visible in your email, allowing someone to stop getting email marketing. This way you are less likely to get reported for sending spam. Also, if someone has unsubscribed, don't make the mistake of continuing to send them email: that is likely to cause them to complain.
9. One great email marketing tip that your subscribers are sure to appreciate is a Happy Birthday email. Whenever you are collecting information from your opt in subscribers, be sure to include a date of birth field so that you can send them a nice birthday message when that day arrives.
10. Be sure to utilize welcome emails in your email marketing campaign. Welcome emails have the highest open rates, which means getting customers to open and read them. You capture your customer's attention when they are most interested, right after they sign up, so use your welcome email to thank them for subscribing, give them some important information and start to form a relationship with them.
Email marketing can be a great opportunity to reach your clients and customers. If you implement the tips that this article has given you, you are likely to notice that your target market is more satisfied. Use the tips here to create a solid email marketing plan that ultimately raises your profits. Before leaving the site today, I encourage you to browse the opportunities here. Who knows, something might peak your interest. That's all for now, "Enjoy Your Coffee"
"And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me."
Is it possible that Jesus, who was God manifest in the flesh, and therefore all-knowing, did not actually know who touched Him? Yes! Although Jesus' spiritual man was divine, He took upon Himself a physical body with its limitations. Jesus drew on His divine ability through the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and so can we (Jn. 14:12; 1 Cor. 12:7). Before His resurrection, He operated as a man (sinless) by receiving from His Father through faith. Luke 8:47 says that the woman "saw that she was not hid." It is evident that Jesus received a word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit and had singled out this woman. However, this was after He felt the power of God flow out of Him and heal her. The woman was healed before He discerned her by the law of faith.
The law of electricity has been here on earth since creation. Man has observed it in such things as lightning and static electricity, but it was not until someone believed that there were laws that governed the activity of electricity that progress began to be made in putting it to use. Likewise, you don't deny the existence of faith, but it is only when you begin to understand that there are laws that govern faith, and begin to learn what those laws are, that faith will begin to work for you. That's good.
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Search engine optimization is a very sophisticated process that needs years of experience to master. If you are the owner of a business website, you probably don't want to invest so much time and energy into learning about it. Fortunately, there are thousands of link building services that provide you with the required experience, to help you take your website to the top of search engine rankings.
Why link building?
Building links is one of the numerous things that will help you better your search engine rankings. They are however central to whatever SEO you do on your website. The logic goes something like this. If more websites link to your business and web pages, search engines assume that your site must be important and helpful. Therefore they decide that your website should be more visible to people searching on the web.
Gradually, as you build high quality links through SEO link building services your rankings on various search engines keeps on improving. When you get to the first page or so, your business has the potential to improve dramatically, even exponentially. This is because, whenever users search for some information on search engines, they get what they want on the first page about 90% of the time. This is why you'd want your website to be on the first few result pages.
What do SEO service providers do?
SEO link building services employ a variety of methods to increase links to your website. One of the most common and effective ways is to create blog posts that are related to your business niche. Blog posts contain interesting information that users find really helpful. They also contain a link or two that direct readers to your website. If you content is liked, people will want to check out your site. If they visit your site, there are chances that they will do business with you.
Therein lays the challenge for providers offering link building services. They will need to create content that people are attracted to. This is what differentiates the good services from ordinary ones. They create multiple articles, often hundreds of them, and then create backlinks to web pages on your site. The better the content, the more people will read it. Moreover, they are likely to recommend it to their friends too.
The SEO link building services will have expert content writers to create relevant blog posts for you. They can analyze your business and its specifics and then create expert articles. Building quality links can also be achieved by submitting posts linking your website to social bookmarking sites, where they have higher visibility. They also lead to better search engine rankings for your site.
SEO can be white hat, which is legitimate, or black hat, which uses illegal methods to improve rankings. You should choose only those link building services that use legitimate techniques. Any service providers that promise to get your website to the top of the rankings in a couple of weeks will most probably use black hat methods. A good service provider will help you gradually improve your rankings. When done the right way, these rankings are stable and will be sustained for a longer period of time.
Before you leave the page, this website offers several online opportunities for the new marketer as well as seasoned veterans. Feel free to browse, and leave a comment if there is something you would like to see here. That's all for now, "Enjoy Your Coffee"
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