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.
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"
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 Market-to-go (MG) when you start this will save you time and money and you won't be a victim of affiliate marketing frauds.
"Enjoy Your Coffee"
There are quite a number of ways to generate business opportunity leads yourself. You can use tried and tested direct offline marketing means such as telemarketing, direct mail marketing, advertising, distributing flyers, community marketing and advertising. You can use online marketing campaign such as social networking, email marketing, video advertising, search engine marketing, paid ads, etc.
But then there aren't many businessmen who know how to do each one of them, has the time to do each one of them, or would want to be doing each marketing campaign.
Many would rather spend money on hiring an agency that will generate business opportunity leads for them so that they can concentrate on other important aspects of their business. If you are this kind of person, then hiring a business opportunity leads agency would probably be an excellent option.
Actually, all businesses can benefit from hiring agencies to help them generate business opportunity leads. This is because through agencies, businesses can connect with different networks of people beyond their reach. Also, businesses can only lead up to a certain point that they have to seek help from other businesses to continue selling and expanding.
On the part of start-up businesses, agencies that sell business opportunity leads should be utilized right away to reach more people and expand quickly.
Lead generation plays a crucial role in marketing success regardless of the kind of business you have. The equation is simple: More leads equals more prospects; more prospects equals higher rate of conversion; and higher rate of conversion equals more sales and more money for your business. Basically, this is the reason you are doing business. Why not utilize whatever help you can to generate more sales?
Essentially what I'm really talking about here is leverage. If you are able to assign opportunity lead generation to an entire agency, obviously this will allow you to concentrate on any areas of your business that may have been neglected or areas of your business that you feel you have better expertise in.
Of course before picking an agency to find leads for you, make sure to do your due diligence as there are thousands of business opportunity lead agencies out there online and off. All clamouring for your business, although not all with the best intentions. Finding a reputable one shouldn't be to difficult though since there are millions of people on various forums and in various chatrooms that you can query. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
There is a new trend in entrepreneurship - starting an online business. Finding top online business ideas to suit an individual's income needs, aspirations and personal skills is a sure-fire first step to success. Choosing an online business that is backed by personal passions, experience and a marketable skill set is a recipe for success for wannabe internet entrepreneurs. Below are three low-cost online start-up ideas to kick off a profitable online business.
1. Provide a service.
Those with an interest in writing, graphic design and social media, among other skills, can transform their marketable skills into an online service business. Building a portfolio showcasing the quality and capability of work is essential in helping potential clients make an informed hiring decision. A professional website is a crucial asset in attracting clients. Marketing one's services and steadily applying to relevant projects through online job boards is a necessary component of starting and maintaining a successful and profitable online service business.
2. Flip Blogs.
Starting a blog flipping business requires a multitude of skills, making it a perfect business opportunity for a jack-of-all-trades. Those that dabble in website design, online marketing, writing and SEO are generally able to experience the most success in this line of work. The first step in creating a blog flipping business is purchasing existing blogs that have potential but are under-monetized and are in general need of a rehab. Then several months of continuous work is required to bring the blog's income, design and traffic up to par with expectations. Finally, the blog can be sold to an interested buyer through an online marketplace or private sale. A successfully flipped blog can generally sell for up to 10 times the current monthly income.
3. Sell Handcrafted items.
Nearly everyone has a hobby that can be turned into an income-producing online business. Crafters that make items such as quilts, cloth diapers, jewelry and other handmade items in their spare time can create a business by selling their handmade goods to online shoppers. Indie marketplaces can help place handcrafted items in front of thousands of hungry buyers daily. In order to increase the chances of success, sellers should educate themselves on online marketing methods, taking quality product photography and shipping practices. Learning these seemingly mundane skills is often the difference between success and failure.
There are thousands of online business ideas to choose from - some with a higher start-up cost than others. However, the most profitable online business ideas will generally be the ones that are centered on a personal passion or an enjoyable skill. Building an online business requires countless hours of work and enduring frustrating learning curves, therefore choosing something enjoyable will make the hours pass by faster than plunging into foreign waters for the simple sake of profit. That's all for now, "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Assuming you have a product (or ideally multiple products), and you have researched the market to ensure there is a market for the products, (a whole subject by itself) you will then need to build a website and drive traffic to it.
If you don't already have a product made or available, there are still many other ways to make a business for yourself on the Internet. There are many products that have affiliate programmes attached to them, so you can make a simple website from a template and promote other peoples products and services. When a sale is made from your website affiliate link, you get paid.
Every website needs traffic. Traffic is simply people looking at your site. If they don't know it exists they cannot possibly get to see it, of course. To achieve more traffic to your website then Search Engine optimization (SEO) needs mastering. This is a subject in itself, and there are even whole books dedicated to learning this skill.
The challenge most new people find is there is a wealth of information, yet it is all from many different places. What follows is a short version of How To Build a Website.
The factors you need to make a successful website are listed below.
1/ Domain name. One that describes what you do is clearly vital. Take time on choosing your name and take advice.
2/ Hosting account. This is where the domain name points to, and where the website information is stored.
3/ Content. Assuming you know something about the subject of your website, you can probably write something yourself. Or you can find someone who knows to write about your particular subject. With WordPress you can have a blog that will add content by the people who see your site. Google and other search engines like unique content, and they will down-rate articles that are seen on other sites, so it is always best to create unique content that makes your site more Google friendly.
Content or products. One of the best places to find superb instant download products is at Clickbank. You can then promote the products with affiliate links and banners on your website. Clickbank Sign up is free. There are also electronic e-books to be purchased with full reproduction rights, and can be re-labelled and resold. All it needs is a download page or an auto-responder account.
Physical products. Amazon is perhaps the largest site that sells just about anything, with an affiliate programme that you can join. Most companies with an online presence also have an affiliate scheme.
You then need a website to be designed and built. Many websites are built using an HTML programme such as Dreamweaver, and this is not perhaps for the faint-hearted or newbie. There is also other free software available that can build a website. There is also software from such as WordPress that has pre made templates to choose from. The user simply uploads it to the hosting company and then enters their website words and pictures. Many WordPress templates are free and this is a great way at making a website and blogs.
4/ Taking money and Getting Paid. Clickbank deals with all the money side if you have a product from there, and there is also PayPal.
5/ Landing pages. These are vital, as they are the first page your customer sees. The Landing page show the prospective customer all about your product, and will have a response button for them to buy.
6/ Squeeze pages. Squeeze pages are a great way to capture your website visitors' names and email addresses to get the chance to follow up with them later. This is instead of letting them leave your site without buying or you knowing who they were. An autoresponder works with the squeeze page and will take a record of your customers name and email address from the details left. It will then automatically send information at pre-determined times.
7/ You will, at some point need to make banners or resize photographs on your site. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard, with a price tag to match, and also a cut down version called Adobe Photoshop Elements. Corel also have their Paint Shop Pro X4 programme as well, and this is also an excellent programme for a smaller price than Photoshop. That's all for now.
FTP. This is basically an interface that enables an upload from your computer to your website. It is simply a case of drag and drop the content onto your hosting account. Your website is then live. I use FileZilla, which is free.
There is plenty more to learn - this is just the surface skim... That's all for now. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
So how many times have you seen someone offer you a
free trial of something or other, but to get started
you need to provide a credit card number, or use your
PayPal account to sign up.
A lot of services or products even ask that you pay
ONLY $1 to start any sort of trial and act as if you
are getting an incredible value.
But what they are really doing is getting your credit
card number or PayPal account locked into their auto
re-billing feature and hiding behind their real motive
simply by telling you that it is for your convenience.
It is a well known fact that many people who offer
products or services are making more money due simply
to people forgetting to cancel these auto re-bills.
Now I'm not in any way speaking for all marketers.
Many do in fact provide great value and are trying to
make things easier, but it is also an overly abused
marketing tactic to make the product or service owner
a lot of extra recurring income.
You see a lot of unethical marketers know that most
of the time you will forget about the trial and a few
months later you will finally notice that you have been
charged XX dollars every month. Guess who makes a pile
of money that way. That's not cool man.
So it is something to watch out for when signing up
to any free trials of anything.
On a total flip side, here's an example of a guy who
has an insanely good free trial offer, but you don't
have to give your credit card or PayPal account up
front. It's just a free trial, because he believe it
works and is not hiding behind anything!
Go Here For Your Trial
It's a no obligations 90 Day Free Trial of what's
called the Smart Subscriber marketing system. His name
is Ian and he's been an online marketer for over a
decade and claims he will make you money through
affiliate commissions just to prove his service is
worth paying for!
With no credit cards or PayPal account stuff upfront,
I'd say that's a pretty rock solid and safe free trial.
"Enjoy Your Coffee"
Go Here For Your Free Trial
If you have ever wondered how you can make a full time income from affiliate marketing and even make a good income to boot, listen up: you need training. Not just any training, but the right training.
You can't just promote your affiliate links, you need your own website or newsletter. Preferably both. And you need to have your own newsletter and build your own list. In short, you need to treat it as a business, because that is what it is.
The hardest part of being an affiliate and owning your own website is getting traffic to it. If you don't have traffic to your website you may as well give up now, before you have even started. Right up there with the best traffic generation methods is search engine optimisation. This is why having your own website is important. The company you sell for has affiliates as part of their marketing plan. What is your marketing plan?
So you need to learn how to work WordPress, about search engine optimisation, other traffic generation methods, email marketing, article writing and other aspects of internet marketing. You need to learn about testing your marketing to see if it converts, and you need to learn about split testing.
And if you're asking if it is really necessary to learn all this, the answer is a resounding "YES!" Not only will it help you make sales, but it will determine the quality of your sales success. It will give you valuable skills, and it will grow your online paycheque.
Where are you going to learn all this? There are many online courses that cost from a one off $27 payment to a monthly fee of $67. Which one to get would be the problem.
When you look for an affiliate course, you should look for a course that gives you a system. Systems are excellent, because once you learn it, you can't go wrong, and you can apply it to almost everything.
Here is the checklist of what you need:
When considering of creating an affiliate website, there are many different aspects of the process. First you have to do your research and determine exactly what affiliate product you are going to use. This consists of searching for your competition for the item and considering the different domain names that are available.
The moment these aspects of the process are complete, you can move on to the building process for your site. Consider the following things when creating your website to ensure you get a high rank in Google and plenty of traffic.
Organic Search Consideration
There are countless ways to get found in Google. However, the most affordable way is to create an internet site based on organic search results. This means you are creating an internet site that Google will place high in Google search results but you are not paying the high fee for AdWords marketing.
With this type of site you choose a keyword that you prefer to get ranked for and you build a site based on that keyword or affiliate product. You might take into account your competitors for the keyword and find what they are doing and how they are getting the top results in Google. Make sure you do a better job of marketing and creating your site than they do.
Building Your Site
There are lots of different programs you can utilize to build your site. Basically, you will need to research the various programs to determine which is the most comfortable for you.
When building your website keep in mind that flash based websites commonly rank lower in Google. When you design your banner or images for the site make certain you use image tags that include the keyword you are trying to get ranked for.
Once you have developed a design for your site you have to consider the wording on your page. This is a lot more important than the pictures. Guarantee that you use your chosen keyword throughout the text, but do not overuse it. Additionally, make sure to promote your item without too much of a pushy sales tone.
Marketing Your New Internet Site
There are lots of methods to advertise your new website. Social sites such as Facebook and MySpace are very popular today for advertising. You can also create a blog site that talks about your internet site and you can include links to your internet site.
An additional option is to write articles about your item and submit them to article directories where you will leave links to your internet site. Another choice to consider and the quickest way to get your name out there is to use AdWords and create an advertising campaign. This can all be time consuming work but it can be incredibly effective.
However, there are also ways to integrate all of this work into one program. There are lots of programs and software applications available on the internet, such as the online profit bot, that can easily organize your entire marketing campaign and do all the work for you. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Blogging has increased rapidly over the past few years. Everyone seems to have a blog these days. Blogging was actually meant for online journaling. But these days, blogs are used for making money too. You can very easily find a blog about almost everything.
An important aspect of blogs is commenting. You can comment on other peoples' blogs. The blog owner can also turn off the comments. But mostly, the blog owners don't turn them off. Comments are a great source of content for them.
You can use the commenting feature of blogs for the promotion of your own website. You can very easily get the back links by commenting on other blogs. These back links will help in two ways. Firstly other people visiting that blog will find your link and most probably visit your blog. Secondly, the back links will help you get a more prominent position in the search engines' result pages.
But you should keep some things in mind, while commenting on other blogs. This will make your commenting and promotion efforts more effective.
1. First of all, you should find the blogs relevant to your own blog. Those blogs should also be talking about, what you are talking about on your blog. For example, if your blog is about "making money online", you should try to find some blogs, which are also about online money making. One reason for finding relevant blogs is that the readers of that blog will already be interested in what you have written in your comment. The chances of them visiting your website will thus be increased.
Another reason for finding the relevant blogs and commenting on them is that it will increase your knowledge in that particular domain. And you will be considered an expert in that domain. With more credibility, the chances of more people coming to your website will increase.
2. You should try to add some value to the original content, while commenting on it. You should never write something like "Nice article. Visit my website". This will back fire on you.
Instead, you should try to find out something that is missing from the original article. Once you find such a thing, you should write about that in the comments. This will make you more credible in front of the readers, and they will naturally be interested in visiting your website.
3. Don't keep looking for only the do-follow blogs. You should instead try to find the blogs which have high authority and reputation. The blogs with more readers will be more helpful to you. You should try to find experts in your niche.
4. Another thing you should try to do while posting comments on other blogs is to reply to other comments. And whenever someone replies on your comments, you should try to start a conversation with them. The idea is to be more social on the popular relevant blogs.
We are sure you will love these tips. You should apply these while promoting your website through comments. These will really help your blog a lot. "Enjoy Your Coffee"
Michael Stanley, 55