The Blessed Business

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Wherever you want to be in your business, there is something that you must have if you are going to be as successful as possible.

You need the blessing

You need God to bless your business, and to give you strategy.

God will bless your business if it’s His will for you to have this business.

If you think that God has called you to do what you are doing, don’t you think it’s a good idea to check in with Him from time to time about specific steps and Wisdom?

Have you thanked Him for your business today?

Have you submitted your business to Him? In other words, have you given God permission to use your business for His glory?

Can God at anytime tap you on the shoulder and tell you “Give that person a free….” Whatever—product, book, or service? Can God trust you to use your business to freely bless others when He want you to? The Bible tells us that if YOU give to others, then they will give to you.

I’m not suggesting that you never charge for your product or service. That would make it a charity and not a business.

Still, what do you think might happen if you asked God how you could bless someone today with your business?

Do you think He might send someone your way who needed help?

Just a thought.

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The Lonely Marketer’s Newsletter

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Dear Marketer,

I know you. You are busy, frustrated, underpaid and underappreciated. You spend hours on the computer and you are lonely.
Some mornings, you wake up and pound on the keyboard wondering if it’s even worth it; if your dream will ever happen.

Other days, you doubt your dream and doubt yourself, wondering if you are even doing the right steps to get there.

Once engaged in a “this is the big one” project, you shut yourself off for days from friends and family. Or, you do your work right in the living room, clicking and typing while family members hover over your shoulder, argue inches from you, and cats crawl on the keyboard.

If you have already hit “the big one” (as in, that winning online venture) you work for weeks tweaking and maintaining it. It consumes you.
If you haven’t found success yet, you work feverishly trying this new thing and that new approach, wondering if you should scrap it all and try a new project.

It isn’t easy starting at internet marketing, and it’s even harder doing it alone.
Which is why I started:

The Lonely marketers newsletter.

This isn’t one of those deals where you sign up for free marketing info and get a snippet of gobbledygook directing you off of your email to another site.
And this isn’t some teaser email that acts like it’s going to give you info, only to pitch its product.

These are purely inspirational and motivational.

The newsletters come about every two weeks, or whenever I have something important to say.

You can get it by signing up below:

 

How to Draw Traffic to your site

Are you looking for ways to draw traffic to your website for little or no money?

Here are three major ways to draw a swarm of interested visitors to your blog or website.

Youtube videos-

–You make a professional video and add a link to your video that viewer’s can click on to be taken to your website.

This a very inexpensive way to get traffic to your website. In fact, if you don’t use editing software, it can be 100% free. All you need is some time, and a quality recorder.

Article marketing

—When you post your content on an article marketing website, you give other website owners permission to repost your article on their site, with one condition>>>they must link back to your website.

Search engine optimization—

If you have more time than money, than try organic search engine optimization. Similar to pay per click, organic search engine optimization uses SEO to rank you well on the organic (non ad) rankings. Grab your free starter tutorial here

These are by no means the only ways in which to drive traffic to your blog or website, but they are some of the most effective.

Hey, are you interested in learning more free ways to get more eyes on your business? My internet marketing program goes into great detail of a bunch of free ways to get visitors. Learn more here.

What is Content Marketing

How content marketing is different from selling online

Content marketing is what happens when someone makes a website and runs ads off it. There is so much good quality content that the traffic to that website is enormous.

An example of this is an online encyclopedia like Brittanica.com. Of course, an encyclopedia as an example is a no brainer; everyone reading this article knows how an online encyclopedia is a content site. But most of  you reading this don’t have the staff or money to hire enough writers, researchers, and educators to contribute the quality material you would need in order to build an online encyclopedia.

So, let’s use the content site “About.com” as an example. In the early days of “the net”, someone was smart enough to grab the domain name About.Com.  You see the genius in such a name; everyone and their brother are searching for information online “about” something or other. This website was certain to show up in the search rankings multiple times. In time, About.com developed a reputation of being a “go to” website for information “about” anything.

And today, About.com has hundreds of contributors and dozens of advertisers.

But here’s the thing: About.com isn’t selling anything. It’s a content website.

So how does a website like about.com or Brittanica.com make any money? Simple: Advertisers are always looking for a high traffic portal to place their ads on. More visitors to a website means more clicks on those ads

To put it simply,

“Content websites make money off of the advertising space they sell”.

That’s it.

I don’t talk too much about content marketing because it doesn’t tie in with the theme of this blog….which is, “How to Sell Anything online”.

And I also back off from the topic because there are so many bad, unethical ways to make money without selling a viable product…and I tend to shy away from teaching people something they could abuse.

But I want you to know, there actually are other ways to make money online other than selling online—and ethically, at that.

(Now, to be fair, if you are a content marketer, you actually are selling something—you are selling ad space—but I think you get my point).

In my new tutorial “How to make money online without selling anything” I cover just that…ways that you can make a great income online without ever selling anything to your visitors (you can claim that here):

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Where’s God?

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

  On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

(read the full text here)

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How to go the distance

How to go the distance.

As you proceed in your online ventures, there are going to be times when you just need to pump your self up a little bit. Here are some tips that   have become my “go juice” if you will.

  1. Put on your thinking cap. Yes, every morning, I have a serious brainstorming session where I go over my business and meticulously ask myself “Are there gaps?”. Then, I fill those gaps. Seomtimes, the gaps take several days, sometimes longer, but I put them on the list and schedule a time to work them
  2. The everyday same old. Alright this just means the ho hum, everyday details that need to be done. I spice that up after I schedule a time for each of those. Maybe I hang the necessary tasks one by one from the ceiling, written on a note card.  Maybe I write it on the mirror in lipstick so it will haunt me the next morning, if I know I’ll put that task off. I might spell it out by using cheerios as letters  if I really want to get my attention (I have found this to be very effective for my teenagers).
  3. Having said all this, I bring you to my next point which is..”It doesn’t have to be fun…it just has to get done”. What I mean is, I take those tasks and I just…do them. Even if there’s no time to make it look pretty on paper (or table, hanging from ceiling…whatever)
  4. Withdraw and analyze. At the end of the day, I go over my business one more time. And that’s really the secret to my success. I am diligent.

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