Writing for “likes”, and why it doesn’t work


Reader, did you ever post on article on your blog, and get a gazillion likes, but no sales? Or maybe you got some followers on Facebook, but none of them were your target market, meaning, no moolah came from your fame.

One of the hardest things to let go of in internet marketing is the dynamic of being a slave to “the rules”.

Here they are:

“If I just get enough likes, people will like my product”

The truth: people may be “liking” your post, because they are your competition, and they are hoping others will click on their thumbnail.

“If enough people comment on my article, it will show my readers that I’m legit”

Well, it might, unless your readers are primarily your competition, scoping out your site to see what is different from theirs before they leave a comment with a link to their site.

See, a lot (read: most) of thes suppossed rules are outdated or over-rated. They may work at getting you noticed, but not necessarily from customers.

Okay, we’ve talked about what doesn’t work, but what does work…as in, attracting buying customers.

Well, the first thing to do is to detox completely from everything, and I do mean ever y thing that you’ve been doing.

like, posting on facebook everyday and building back links.

The truth is, most of you are working WAY to hard at what you’re doing, essentially pushing rocks uphill all day.

When you do that, it’s no longer being an innovator, and entrepreneur or a thought leader. See, when you follow these cookie cutter templates, roadmaps to success and supposed rules, your just working a job, punching a time clock of mindless tasks—which may be what your were actually getting out of when you began this insternet marketing deal.

If you are tired of being a slave to your computer, then listen to some fresh wisdom on Internet marketing.

  1. Identify your goal. It should be, making money.
  2. Be clear on exactly HOW you are going to make money. This is your internet marketing strategy and it should be concise, like, ” I plan on making money by selling items online” or “My goal is to make money by being an affiliate” or ” I’m going to sell ad space on my content blog” Okay, now once you identify the WAY your are going to make money, you need to super, super super define the exact steps you are taking. For example, if you are going to be an affiliate, then you need to know how you are going to present your affiliate offer. Is it through links? Off your own website? Off your Facebook page? And then, pick just one avenue and give it all you’ve got. If you don’t get any results at all in a month, go on to another strategy.
  3. Be real with yourself….if you’ve been online for months and have sold nothing, you may need a new product, a new strategy or a new platform altogether. It doesn’t do you any good to live in denial if something isn’t working
  4. Finally, get a second set of eyes on your strategy. Mentorship is priceless, but be sure that the person who is giving you advice isn’t profiting from the “resources” that they refer you to. Find a mentor who will give you unbiased advice without profiting from referrals.

My (not) perfect New Year’s Resolution


 

We all do it. And fail. So what IS a perfect new year’s resolution? Well, it’s one that resolves the right thing.

A lot of people do this bait and switch thing. They say that they are going to lose weight, they even write it down, and then the first time they fudge (pun intended) and go of the rails with their psuedo diet, they quit.

Say whaaat? Dude/dudette, your resolution was to lose weight. But look what happened in your mind…

( I call it the internal mind twist).

Your resolution was to loose weight, but you switched it in your head. It started off with a goal of “lose weight” but your perfectionistic, exacting, cruel task master of a brain changed that simple resolution to a ball and chain.

Here’s what your brain told you. “This year I resolve to never, ever, under any circumstances (including death in family, divorce, job loss or any “are you kidding me?” Covid restrictions to ever ever take a bite of anything fatty.”

And then, it happens. The break up. The shut down. The isolation. The job lay off. And now, here you are sobbing in a corner with your roommates hostess ding dongs staring you in the face. And you bite.

 

I almost think that people set themselves up for failure, knowing they won’t be perfect.

Am I right? On Monday morning, doesn’t everyone jokingly ask their coworkers, “How long did it take YOU to break your resolution this year?”

(um, like….10 minutes?)

This year, write your resolution on the wall. And when you forget to

go to the gym

abstain from something

Or work on that daily do list toward your goal,

remind your self… my New year’s resolution was not a perfect year of implementation and performance. My New Years resolution was to reach that goal.

Then look at the calendar, and remind yourself how much time you have left.

Better yet, break that goal down into monthly increments.

And finally, be easy on your self. These Covid restrictions have hit all of us hard, so give yourself a break, and enjoy your favorite desert before Midnight tomorrow :>

Organazing your day (the easy way)


organize your day

Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling feeling like all of life is hitting you in the face?

Some days, I wake up and just feel pounded with everything there is to do.

It seems like there is just NO WAY to cram everything into one 24 hour period, unless I never sleep.

Now, what I used to do is, I’d start hitting each task HARD, before I forgot to do it.

Then one day, as I was losing it, I saw a verse out on some surface in my house (I read the Bible a lot) and I read the verse that we all know, we’ve all heard of, but that is so hard to follow.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Man, I thought. I have really missed it. I know I have, Lord, because my yoke SURE isn’t easy, and my burden sure isn’t light.

So I actually sat down and read the whole thing…the part where He says come unto me and rest.

Now, I’ll tell you, I was a bit annoyed. I knew that if I stopped for a moment, I wouldn’t get it all done. But then, I did it. I took a quiet moment and just did …..

nothing.

And in three brief moments, I knew instantly what my problem was. I hadn’t put the Lord first. That’s why everything wasn’t fitting.

Alright Lord, I’ll stop and pray and read my Bible. But as I began to do that, I felt like the Lord was encouraging me just to take a moment and write down everything that had been weighing on me. So, I did.  And within 30 seconds, I could see at a glance, what my problem was.

I felt so strong in my spirit that i just needed to schedule a time to do each of these things.

Not just a to do list, but an actual start and end time.

And suddenly, that mountain of tasks was so…. nothing.

Reader, have you ever taken the time to schedule a time for what you need to do today? Tell me about it!

How to really make money while leveraging your time


Hey, are you sick and tired of piddlying around with affiliate marketing and screwing around on social media to try to earn “followers”? If you spend more than two hours tweaking this, testing that and posting, posting posting, then reader, you are working TOO HARD!

It’s time to leverage your time by finding one platform, to sell one product with the maximum commissions possible.

So. If your tired of diddlying and want to start seeing REAL results, as in, real money, then leave me your number and the best time to call you. This is not some pressure sales call, but I will be screening everyone just to see if we’re a good fit.

How I Got 673 Comments on One Blog Post — The Art of Blogging


I found this  post to be a pretty good summation on how to get comments.

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