How to Brighten Your Day

Every internet marketer knows that it can be a real drag getting things done. I’m going to show you a simple series of daily discipiplines I do to get the day rolling right.

Sit upright. Yup, you heard me right. Before I fall out of bed, I sit up in bed. Admit it, marketer; getting up in the morning can be hard, especially if your day is swirling before you. Product launches, blog posts, and new ebooks to write. Hey, whatever it is that you do on the internet, take a moment to think it out before your feet hit the floor.

Coffee (sorry, Mormons). If you can’t drink coffee (which I personally consider to be one of the five food groups), then drink something to clear your mind and get you going. An energy shake, just water, or something.

Write. Just write. What needs to get done today? I segment a piece of paper into six sections and as I’m reviewing my day, list my to do’s in each section.

Schedule.  Each “to do” gets a time.

Pray. Yes, it’s really true; without a spiritual program, I know I would never be number one on Google for a variety of search terms. And I unbashedly hasten to say, this only works if your spiritual program includes the right mentorjesus holding the world

Post. Get one post on your blog. after prayer and planning your day, that’s the most important thing you can do. Take a week getting it ready, if needed. If you will post one article per week, minimum, you will get more traffic and reader engagement than you could ever hope for.

Evaluating the Content of your Post’s Feedback

 

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“They Like me, they Like me not”

Reader, have you ever been sad because you went to your blog post and it didn’t have any “likes” on it? Don’t be discouraged…a lot of people who check out your posts may indeed be impressed with the quality of your post, even if they don’t hit that like button. So how do you know if your reader actually likes your post? Well, if your post:

Answers their question, speaks to their problem, or scratches their “itch”, the you can be sure your reader does appreciate your post. If you put up enough posts that speak to them on a deeper level, then they probably will return, and eventually “like” your blog.

But even if they don’t hit that like button, it’s really no big deal. Here’s why; your goal as a blogger, whether you sell or don’t sell on your site, should be to connect with your reader. If you want your reader to keep returning to your chatty blog, you have the same goal as someone who wants the reader to click the “buy” button…you both want reader engagement.

Another thing you want to keep in mind is, your blog is as unique as you are.  The chances of everyone in the world liking your blog are slim, if you have a blog as unique as you. That’s because, in reality, there is no such thing as “normal”. The trick to getting followers, is to speak to “your normal”, that is, the group of people who are just like you.

If your goal is to get as many “likes” as you can, then you may be tempted to blog about items that are too generic to find you any real following of readers who are your kind of “normal”.

In my e-course “How to Sell Anything Online”, I have a special section all about this. I talk in great detail about how to connect with your reader in a way that builds rapport with them, and keeps them coming back. If you feel your blog could use some better reader engagement, then claim it here

 

The Purpose Driven Marketer

Marketer, do you have a purpose for what you do everyday?

Can you clearly see how each activity you perform dovetails into your over all marketing plan?

If you don’t, then it’s time to get an overview.

When you order your Internet Marketing Bluprint, you get a customized overview of your business. You’ll receive:

  1. A one on one consultation with me called a discovery call. We spend this time finding out how I can best help you.
  2. A master plan of your business goals, and anticipated arrival times for each of them
  3. Detailed instructions on how to get yourself there. This includes flow charts which account for possible outcomes; checklists; project charts and accountability feedback forms (so I can restart you when you get stuck!)

This is not one-on- one mentoring, long term; this is a master plan of where you want your business to go this year, and suggested strategies for getting you there.

Get your pre-approval application here.

How to hook your reader

Reader, are you struggling with keeping your reader engaged? Do you find it difficult to get your followers to keep following your blog? If you think that your readership is suffering, and you are running out of juice for blog posts, than its time to learn how to build rapport through blogging.

Smart business owners know that people are twice as likely to buy if they like you. And there’s almost no surer way to get a following of people to like you than to get followers on your blog. But how is that done?

In my four part mini series “Building Rapport Through Blogging” I’ll show you how to:

  • Connect with your reader by sharing your struggles
  • Garner empathy by pulling back the curtain of your soul
  • Speak your reader’s language

And you’ll learn how to do all of this without coming across as cheesy or unprofessional.

Are you ready to take your blog to the next level?

Why it makes sense to sell a product you actually like+

Selling what you love:Reason number one: You are going to be exposed to it every day. If you are shipping out sparkplugs everyday, and you have no interest in them, you’ll get bored. But if you are selling something you make and love, you will enjoy it more.

Reason number two: If you have no passion for your product, you will lose interest in promoting it. Think about it; how are you going to sound jazzed about a product you are promoting if you have no interest in it?

Reason number three: if your product promotion involves writing e-zines, reviews, or posting articles every day, you are going to run out of things to say unless you know about your product and/or research your product. If you aren’t in love with your product or well acquainted with it, you writing juices will run dry. And people will feel it.

It’s not all about the money. And even if it were, you won’t make much if the passion isn’t there.  Before you jump on the “what product will make me the most money”  caravan, find the  best product for you personally.