Good Morning Everyone. There are some things that are on my mind I'd like to share with you. So this morning I encourage everyone to just relax and allow the Ministry of The Holy Spirit to instruct you in the ways of God. Why is it that we, as Believers don't or won't follow the instructions that are provided for us?
I often times ask myself "Why didn't you just follow the instructions on the package"? Or "Why didn't you just go straight home like you were told"? By then it's usually too late to do anything about it. Can you identify with that? You see, (I'll use myself as an example), In my mind there are the things of God. Then there are the things of this world. And I must admit sometimes it gets a little confusing when I try and strike a balance between the two. That's why I'm so glad that God sent us the Holy Spirit. Outside of the Spirit, we cannot comprehend much less discern the things of God. Let talk this morning about the Fruit of the Spirit for just a moment.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
It goes on to say also that those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh. And if we live in the Spirit, the we should also walk in the Spirit. God's grace abounds to all men. So it's yours. you need only receive it.
I think what God is trying to communicate to us is that the development of the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives is absolutely essential in manifesting Jesus and receiving our inheritance. You did know you have an inheritance didn't you?
Far too many of us in the Body of Christ are focused on our own spiritual Gift's and our own individual calling, as well as experiencing God's power for ourselves. Well the truth of the whole matter is that the only way you can truly achieve the maximum manifestation of Spiritual power is when you combine the Fruit and the Gift's of the Spirit together.
The Fruit of the Spirit is about being like Jesus in every way you can. In Romans 8:28-29
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
You see here where God's highest purpose for us as Believers is to make us like Jesus. Nothing will draw Believers as well as unbelievers to God as much as seeing the life of Christ being lived out in love, joy, peace etc. There is always something amazing about a Believer when looked upon through the eyes of Jesus.
So take hold of your salvation, and let the love of God flow through you to others. Great is the reward for those that Love the Lord.
Good Morning Everyone,
Let's get this week off to a great start. It's my prayer that all of your week be filled with sign-ups and referrals. Along with the Blessings of God.
Most small businesses now have websites. This is great but what often happens is a small business will contract a web developer to make a stunning website with none to very little consideration to search engine optimization or SEO strategies. It's no good developing a stunning website if no one can find it. This article will show you how to increase traffic to your small business website.
It's critical for a small business that their website can be found easily. So how can a small business increase online traffic to their website? There's a few essential ingredients that you can and should do even if you have a low budget online marketing plan.
It's important for a small business owner to educate themselves on what search engine optimization (SEO) is. This means knowing how Google and the other search engines work so you can play their game by their rules. There's a heaps of websites out there which will help you understand SEO and how to achieve it.
2. Get on the campaign trail
Just like a business plan your small business needs an online marketing campaign plan. This sets out what you are going to use to increase traffic to your website. There is so much available from keywords, Facebook optimisation, online article writing, social bookmarking, video for SEO and on it goes. The evolution of online marketing has come long way since banner ads and email newsletters. Make sure you have a clear plan on what online tools you are going to use and how you're going to use them.
3. Onsite marketing
Once you know what SEO is and how it works it's now time for your small business to practice some onsite online marketing. This means fine tuning your website with profitable keywords that are high in demand and low in supply (much like real estate). You can use Google keyword tool for this or Wordtracker which is a paid service.
Then you must strategically place your keywords and know the difference between head keywords and long tail keywords. An often underestimated but effective technique for onsite marketing is using images for SEO.
4. Offsite marketing
This means getting online traffic to your website by using websites and tools away from your website. This is all about social media marketing for small business. Confused? Let me explain. A lot of small businesses now have a Facebook page for their business. There are a lot of Facebook marketing tips available but this and Twitter, being the two main social media sites, are where you should be doing most of your offsite marketing do people are enticed to go to your website and see what you have to offer.
5. Trust Marketing
Do you use social media to flog your product or service? FAIL! This is a massive mistake that a lot of small businesses make and it really amounts to spam. You must as a small business use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google+ to build relationships through Trust Marketing.
I mentioned at the start about having a good clear online marketing campaign plan. It's very important that your strategy is synergised. Make sure that your message is consistent across the different sites and tools you are using.
It's no good having a great small business website, an unreal Facebook landing page, a regularly updated Twitter account or a thousand online articles all going to your website. You MUST also measure how each marketing channel is working. Just like asking a customer or client who calls your business or comes in "How did you find us?" Well the great news about online marketing is that you don't have to ask the customer that, you can find that information out easily by various internet marketing analytic programs available. Facebook has 'insights;, Google has Adwords, and there are heaps of companies that offer similar but more sophisticated measurements.
Measuring what your best keywords are, where your customers are from, what they are clicking on and so on will be enormous help to you in adapting your online marketing strategy to fine tune it for massive results.
These are just some of the essential internet considerations a small business must make in their online marketing. Of course there are many others and these should not be ignored. Online marketing takes time, it takes patience and it takes perserverance. Is it worth it?
Absolutely. Can you do it easily? Yes you can. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Michael Stanley, 55