My Online Journey
The Power Of Motivation From Your Mastermind Group
I just wanted to look at the power of motivation in keeping you in check,it’s very easy when working on your own to get down,to get off track and to start to doubt yourself,it’s okay to admit it,we all have these moments,that’s why we all need to be part of a Mastermind Group
So how does a group,your own Mastermind Group help? I thought it might help to list ten things that we can do today to get fired up
Function No1 of your Mastermind Group must be to get yourself a mentor,ideally physical but failing that online,I had the great fortune to be mentored by Alex Jeffereys he in turn was mentored by
Rich Schefren you are never to experienced to get a mentor,in every field of endeavour the best people always have one and you should to
Function No2 of your Mastermind Group is to take that first step, sometimes the task seems huge but every journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step,break it down,today,tomorrow,next week,one step at a time
Function No3 of your Mastermind Group has to be your to do list,be crystal clear in what you need to do and the result that you require,remember no clarity equals no result
Function No4 of your Mastermind Group is having got it started is to get it done,don’t spend weeks polishing it,everything evolves but the best people sell that as a benefit,think Windows 7 was my idea,brilliant instead of our customers ironed out the bugs in our system it was Windows 7 was my idea genius
Function No5 of your Mastermind Group is Outsource the technical stuff will drag you down and bring you to a halt,you know what you want now get somebody else to do it for you,it’s a simple time verses money equation
Function No6 and I think one of the most powerful reasons for being in a Mastermind Group is to find an accountability partner,that person who will both reassure you but also give you a firm push when things get difficult
Function No7 and another powerful reason to be in a Mastermind Group is for your R & D not so much research and development as Rip Off and Duplicate,don’t reinvent the wheel,somebody in your group has already done it,let them help you,just remember to return the compliment when you can
Function No8 has to be continued learning,a good Mastermind Group will meet regularly,either online or in person,continued learning with like minded people is essential,for motivation and for accountability,if your in striking distance of London you could Join Us but wherever you are it makes sense to join a like minded group
Can A Mastermind Group Be Fun As Well As Benefitial?
Now so far our Mastermind group has focused on work but you know what you need some fun as well, some reward,taken that first step,reward yourself,finished everything on this weeks to do list? take the afternoon off, remember as a kid we were told all work and no play makes [Jack/Jill] a dull [boy/girl] well it’s still true, we just forgot somewhere down the line
Lastly but by no means least in our Mastermind Group is to celebrate our success,you’ve got your product finished,you’ve got your JV partners to tell their lists about it as well,now celebrate,have some fun and get fired up to start again
But enough of my ideas,why not add your own key motivators by way of a comment,I’d love to hear what keeps you motivated
So hopefully you can start to see how powerful this can be,it motivates, it educates, it picks us up in moments of weakness,so two promises to make to yourself over the next few days,if you don’t already have one,get yourself a mentor and become part of what Napoleon Hill started after he met up with Andrew Carnegie it was the birth of something we benefit from to this day, the birth of the Mastermind group
Want Your Precious Time Back?Then You Need To Be Outsourcing Your Business!
Has your Online business hit a wall? a point at which you have a mass of things to do and yet you can’t begin to get them done,welcome to the reality of growing your business,that first big step forward,the first pangs of doubt,it’s time to start considering Outsourcing Your Business
Now please don’t get me wrong I know that you use Outsource partners from time to time but by Outsourcing Your Business I mean taking things to a whole different level,after all you came to this way of doing things to set you free not to have it consume you in the way it’s starting to now
Maybe your first tentative steps at Outsourcing Your Business have even put you off,I know mine did,the wrong partners and the wrong approach to setting it up just add to your workload,you add the role of babysitter and problem solver to your already stretched list of things to do but believe me it doesn’t have to be like that
Having tried Outsourcing Your Business you probably recoiled and thought it’s not for me, it doesn’t work,maybe other people can do it but I’ll stick with what I know at least I know it’s going to get done but be honest will it?
Why do I say that?well for two reasons,reason number 1 I’ve tried it myself it just doesn’t work you just get further and further behind and reason number 2 and I think it’s even more important you start to feel overwhelmed,you even start to doubt yourself,be honest do you feel this way right now or have you ever felt this way,I know I have and it’s no fun is it?
But look around you and lots of people are Outsourcing Their Business,freeing their time and critically getting so much more done that you will start to wonder how you ever did things any other way
Outsourcing Your Business needs Careful Planning
Why do I say Outsourcing Your Business needs careful planning?quite simple really,as in most things failing to plan equates to planning to fail,you need to be clear of the outcomes you want,the timelines you will work to and the standards you expect
So how exactly do you go about this?well first set out exactly what you need,a specification if you will,if you are unsure how just look at the way other people do it,this may sound a little daunting but believe me it isn’t Outsourcing Your Business will become fun once you can set out a project,place the various component parts in the hands of your partners and I stress partners in the strongest of ways
Lets look at it from an outsource partners point of view,he or she gets one job from a client,it may be Outsourcing Your Business to you to them it’s theit main income,who are you going to pull out all the stops for?somebody with a vision for the future or somebody pressuring them to do it cheap and do it yesterday,I think you already know the answer
When thinking about Outsourcing Your Business explain to your prospective Outsource partners your plans over the next 3 to 6 months,explain how you see them as a partner in your success,make them feel valued,it will offer you 2 very real possibilities ,firstly that you can actually get your first jobs done at a lower cost as you build the relationship and secondly that they will priorotise your work over others in the future
Now taking this on a step further once you know that your workload has built up you will actually want to hire somebody full time,yes Outsoucing Your Business will be a full time job for one or a number of other people,now don’t get put off by this you are not taking on a full time headache far from it,let me explain why
The person or people you take on when Outsourcing your business will be paid on Invoice,they are a tax deductable business expense and you will only add to them once you know that they pay for themselves and generate an additional income,when you begin to see just how much additional income then you will start to look at them in a whole different way
The Rewards From Outsourcing Your Business Are Huge
But and it’s a big but once you’ve got the formula right the rewards for Outsourcing Your Businees are huge,don’t kid yourself all the people selling you the work one hour a day lifestyle from your laptop on the beach are doing this,businesses Internet or otherwise don’t function on an hours work but it doesn’t have to be you doing that work
You doubtless started your Online business because it offered the flexibility to work on your terms not those of others Outsourcing Your Business actually allows you to fulfil that dream and make it a reality,it can be done,it’s just that it can’t be done by you alone
Oh yes the lifestyle dream,here comes yet another lifestyle pitch for an information product?well no actually,yes you need some information but I am going to give you that,with the emphasis on the give rather than sell,for most people this is a plain frustrating subject and I dont want you to have to suffer with it any longer so go here to get your free Outsourcing Made Easy Report
Now there is one more thing that I really suggest you take a look at because I really feel it will help to realease a mass of your time,it’s our most precious resource and one we squander too readily,this man also gives away a huge amount and his information is the best out there,his client list reads like a who’s who of Internet Marketing success stories,I strongly suggest you go and Read Through This
So in the end the case is overwhelming,both from a businees standpoint and from your own person point of view,you came to this way of running your business to set yourself free and the only real way you are going to achieve that is by Outsourcing Your Business
Should You Be Using Plenty Of Fish Traffic?
Let me ask you a question, are you using Plenty Of Fish Traffic in your traffic generation mix? because there are a number of reasons that you should
Unlike many paid traffic methods,Plenty Of Fish Traffic is still very low in terms of cost but that’s not to say that the quality reflects that, in fact far from it
Why you may be thinking would we want to use Plenty Of Fish Traffic at all? surely it’s just a dating site, good for love struck youngsters and middle aged people venturing back into the dating scene but not surely a place for Online businesses to generate serious traffic, but we would be wrong to think that, very wrong in fact
In fact the more I think about it the more I realise that all the ingredients are there to make this an ideal form of traffic,detailed customer information,age,gender,location,what type of Job or business are they involved with,their interests,let’s face it Plenty Of Fish Traffic could have been designed with us in mind
Using Demographics To Get The Best From Plenty Of Fish Traffic
The great bit of it is this,demographics and guess what, they actually have a tool to drill down and find this information,np scatter gun approach here, it’s very targeted,in a way it’s like Google adwords used to be when they were business friendly,these days Google’s adwords traffic is expensive and only gets around 8% of it’s total traffic,Plenty Of Fish Traffic by comparison is very low cost,it gives the little guy or girl a fighting chance again
But Whoa there tiger, don’t rush in just yet,first of all go and check out the Plenty Of Fish Traffic demographics tool DEMOGRAPHICS TOOL and start by doing your research on your business sector because even if you don’t get all your traffic here it’s a great resource, perhaps one of the best
Now I’m not going to tell you your market,you know that better than I do but using this demographics tool you will start to see that Plenty Of Fish Traffic is going to become an ever stronger choice, the prices will rise in line with it’s reach, make sure you don’t miss out on it while it’s still a low cost option
Okay so you’ve done your research,a word of warning here,I was talking to a friend of mine earlier in the week,he just wanted to get straight to the beach,I told him that at the moment he needed to to A,B & C and that the beach was around X in his plan,if you don’t do the research and the planning then all your good intentions to get Plenty Of Fish Traffic or any other traffic for that matter will fail
So What Of Ads Pull Best For Plenty Of Fish Traffic?
Excuse the pun but it’s important,let’s look at what ads pull best for Plenty Of Fish Traffic,well clearly your headline is going to be important,it grabs your target customers attention,a picture paints a thousand words as the song used to say and it’s so true here too,your eyes will be immediately drawn to it amongst plain text,it’s just human nature
But there is an even better way of getting your message across to Plenty of Fish Traffic and that is incorporating your whole ad into a cartoon,make it subtle and include your text into the cartoon,not a cartoonist then look on Gigswood or Fiverr and get one made up for between $5 and $10 Dollars
Which brings us to is there anything out there that makes getting Plenty Of Fish Traffic easier,can we automate part or all of the process,well yes there is but I have a problem at least with the way it was presented but it seems to be the way all clickbank products are sold now CHECK OUT HERE
Putting aside the spammy Video the guys behind it are really sound if a little geeky,they make getting Plenty Of Fish Traffic really straight forward,yes you can do these things manually but why would you,your just buying yourself a job
So I’m not advocating that you go out and join a dating site this weekend but I do strongly advise you to use Plenty Of Fish Traffic
Can We Really Use Blog Automation?
What do we really mean when we talk about Blog Automation because it covers a lot of ground,first there are a number of products that literally automate the whole process,they are effectively affiliate blog sites and are a good thing in the sense that they require very little work but a bad thing in that they are quite grey to black hat in how they work although some would argue about that
So if Blog Automation is that simple why doesn’t everybody stop all the lengthy process of researching and developing posts and just do this instead? well our reasons for blogging are many and varied from purely financial reasons to that which I think many fall into which is a desire to create an income combined with a desire to educate and inform
I dont know about you but much as Blog Automation fascinates me I would get no real pride in just putting up a bunch of sites that I had no real part in developing or building a relationships with the people coming to them,now to quote Michael Gerber when talking about testing when he says who cares why it works (take the money and run) it works, that may be true but there is the question of ethics as well
When I say that Blog Automation in the sense of self generating blogs is black hat what do I mean? well the fact that you need to host them on a different server to your main sites,that you need to put them in clusters of no more than 20 to 30 at a time and that you need to buy the domains in lots of different names to me looks at least a bit grey,you are trying to stop google seeing what you are up to
Now the arguement is this, each Blog Automation site brings in $5-$500 Dollars a month and that you can create these sites in 20 minutes flat,if we do the math it sounds like a no brainer, maybe Michael Gerber was right, Bye! only joking!
Won’t Blog Automation Get Me Banned?
But and I think it’s a big but after all this work your efforts at Blog Automation could well be banned and all that hard work wiped out in an instant, it’s not my place to judge but I think you should be aware of the dangers
Okay Tony we hear what your saying now just show us the Blog Automation sites,you can keep your moral stuff we just want the money, well okay let’s look at a couple of these sites that have been promoted in the last few weeks, one openly as an automated blogging site and one being sold as an instant traffic solution
I wrote about the first one on my blog on the 20th September this year http://tiny.cc/lgw9p in some detail, basically it brings in all the content, all the supporting affiliate advertising and I would have to say having looked at one previously far from looking like a quick lash up they are highly professional in appearance and importantly very readable,have a look here http://tiny.cc/jxqm6 Blog Automation is coming of age
Thw second one I was more cautious of, primarily because it masked what it was but went down the tried and tested Clickbank route of Clickbank Affiliate Marketer raids Clickbank with secret software that rakes in $45,833.37 monthly maybe a touch optomistic but it is actually a Blog Automation plugin that does what we described above, I shared this on Twitter a while ago,go here to take a look http://tiny.cc/ixkum the starting price is lower but with upsells it goes up
So Is There A More Open Form Of Blog Automation?
Well yes there is,later on this week I am going to give away a report on the 100 best plugins to use on your blog,this will not be some backdoor upsell, the report is free and all the plugins listed are free, how you might be wondering does this help with Blog Automation well as you will see they either talk you through the steps to doing a particular task or in the case of many they actually perform the task for you
Now there are some great Blog Automation paid plugins for tasks such as social bookmarking,rss feeds,creating secure paypal download areas and frankly dozens more, in the end they are a time verses money case as I have covered before and time is money,pure and simple
What is the best paid Blog Automation plugin, the one that really does what it says on the tin, I would have to say one that actually tells you what you need to do to your blog posts to get them to rank highly in the search engines, it is simple but brilliant and comes highly recommended,I use it on every post I put up now http://tiny.cc/0d9bg I did a post on it amongst other things on the 19th July this year if you want to take a look http://tiny.cc/a11bs
So clearly a topic we could talk on for days,there are dozens if not hundreds of plugins, tools and software programs to help you automate and you must do it as much as possible,so go and try Blog Automation