Posted by enetwal on Jun 28, 2011
This is the first of several book reviews I will be offering here over the coming week or so.
Who would have thought that a wise-cracking, smart-mouthed 30-something could turn into an internet sensation – with a daily video show on wine? Well, Gary Vaynerchuk has endeared himself to millions through his Wine Library TV, his keynote speeches, and his best-selling business book, “Crush It!” In it, he shares the secrets of his success, including:
- Find your passion. Find the one thing you adore above all else and go for it with all your heart. If you look for the “money” niche, you’ll burn out and give up before you succeed. Or you’ll succeed and hate what you’re doing.
- Be willing to hustle. Vaynerchuk credits his willingness to do whatever it took to get ahead – including hosting his show five days a week, without fail, for over a year. Don’t just do something once – do it over and over and over again until people start to notice.
- Be who you are. Not everyone warms to Vaynerchuk’s in-your-face style, but those who do adore him. He recommends not even trying to please everyone, and instead doing what you do best.
- Build the audience and the money will find you. Vaynerchuk swears that he didn’t try to monetize his rabid and ever-growing audience. Instead, the offers came to him. He thinks anyone can do the same.
In sum, “Crush It!” recommends finding a niche you love, working your rear off, introducing folks to the real you, and working hard until your audience grows to the point where they just can’t get enough of you. This book is a perfect read if you’re looking for inspiration to begin – or continue – your journey.
[tags]Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It, book reviews,[/tags]
Posted by enetwal on Jun 22, 2011
I admit that I have been a bit dismissive about Microsoft and its Bing initiative, but the facts are clear. While still a distant second to Google, Bing has been gaining at Google’s expense. They now have about 30% of the market or 3 of 10 searchers. We can not succeed if we ignore that large a percentage of possible customers. Below is an article I found on ezine articles suggesting some tips for Bing SEO.
SEO Tips For Bing
By Jason Nyback
If you believe that Google is still the sole super power in the online marketing arena, you definitely have been living under a rock for the longest time. While Google still holds the big guns in online advertising and marketing, there are small budding search engines that are starting to join the league of online super powers.
It will only be a matter of time before minor search engines, such as Bing from Microsoft, becomes Google’s biggest nemesis. The works have already begun, and as you read this article more and more people are getting drawn by Bing’s aggressive $80 to $100 million advertising campaign!
Early last year Bing entered the online marketing scene thanks to the Microsoft-Yahoo deal. According to the rumors, just give Bing at least nine months to a year before Bing fully takes over the search market of the entire United States and becomes the first ever solid challenger of Google in decades.
The birth of Bing inspired a lot of questions in a lot of people’s heads – “How different is Bing from Google when running an ad campaign?”, “What happens to those have websites that are optimized for Google?”, “Is there a need to panic?”, “Should we start leaning the online marketing techniques of Bing?”, “What is Google going to do about this?”
If before Google set the standards of the game (a website that is highly optimized for Google need not worry about turning up in other search engines because Google have everything figured out), Bing decided to go against the status quo. Bing is quite different from Google and Yahoo, both in the way it ranks pages and the way it presents its search engine results.
That noticeable difference in Bing and Google could resuscitate to life the trend in the late 90’s where all online marketers running a business online had to create separate pages optimized for different search engines; there should be one each for Google, Yahoo, Lycos, and AltaVista. While that scenario is still uncertain, better prepare for the worst by familiarizing yourself with Bing SEO as early as now.
Below are some of the most effective Bing SEO strategies that you should know in order to impress the upcoming search engine giant that is Bing:
- Go for older domains.
- Bing has this certain affinity to older domains, compared to those who were just created in the last six months.
- Work on your titles; be creative and sharp.
- Just like other search engines, Bing also gets impressed by websites that have witty and compelling titles and headlines on its content.
- Elaborate more on your articles.
One unique thing about Bing is that it prefers contents that are much longer, with at least 300 words. So on your website articles, do not hesitate to elaborate more.
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[tags]SEO, Bing, Bing Vs Google,local business marketing, Bing SEO[/tags]
Posted by enetwal on Jun 20, 2011
I blew it… I purchased a gold level membership in EZarticleLink a while back, started to use it and then after a bit of trial and effort promptly forgot about it.
Recently, I’ve been surprised at the success I was having with one of my blogs was doing, despite pretty much ignoring it. It was the one blog I was working on when I joined EZarticleLink
I am now completely resold on it, now that I now am in a better position to see the results.
I have long known about the power and value of backlinks. That’s one reason I have been so fond of SE NUKE X, While not as powerful or flexible as SE Nuke, EZarticleLink is capable of producing a ton of good authority backlinks for a lot less money than SE Nuke.
I still love SE Nuke and consider it my primary tool to get my chosen sites ranked well in the search engines. Still, I found myself spending several days last week working with EZArticleLink. I think the combination will rock.
It may be a good option for those of you into article marketing, but not quite ready to pay for the higher cost SE Nuke.
Now be aware that both programs require a bit of a learning curve. But once you got it, they are simple to use and very powerful. The EZArticleLink has a Gold and Silver Version. The Silver Memberhsip is Free, but I paid up and grabbed the Gold Version and I am really I did. The perks of the paid version have paid off for me already.
[tags]backlinks, back links, seo, authority backlinks, article marketing, article syndication, link building, SE Nuke, EZArticleLink, [/tags]
Posted by enetwal on Jun 15, 2011
Ready or not, this WILL affect you…
Everything you know about email marketing is about to change. And trust me, ignorance is not bliss. If you miss this it WILL affect you.
Do me a favor and watch this short video from Glen Hopkins because it’s a real wake up call.
If you’ve been marketing online for any period of time then you already know how important your email contact list is.
It’s the most important component of your business! It gives you leverage like nothing else can. Allowing you to contact your customers, drive targeted traffic to promotional offers, set up joint ventures, and much more.
But a lot has changed in the world of email marketing in the last few years. And building a quality, responsive list is getting harder and harder. The same old tactics simply do not work as well they once did.
Yes, prospects are still very interested in getting their hands on your freebies and ethical bribes.
But with email spam and unethical marketers running rampant, people are becoming more and more resistant to sharing their REAL information.
So what do they do? Well, sadly as you know, all to often they enter bogus names and email addresses into your opt-in form just to get their hands on your free gift. Or more likely they have a separate email account they use just for freebies and do not check on a regular basis.
So now you’ve given away some of your best content just to add bogus names and email addresses to your mailing list. Which of course destroys your email conversion rates and increases your monthly auto-responder fees!
I don’t know about you but that’s what I call a complete waste of time and effort!
And frankly it was really starting to tick me off. I knew something had to be done. There needed to be a new and better way to build quality, highly responsive lists.
Ready or not, the impact IS coming.
So you’re about to experience a ‘mind shift’.
I’m not saying it’s for better or for worse, that depends on what you decide to do.
But this WILL affect you.
At least you’ll know what to do. Most people will be blind sided. That’s why I’m posting this today.
We’re at a cross roads and one path leads to something much bigger, the other is a dead end.
So I hope you take the time to watch this right now…
[tags]Facebook Instant Optin Plugin, WP Plugins, Opt-in, Opt-in plugin[/tags]
Posted by enetwal on Jun 15, 2011
Facebook is claiming a lot of time from its users, so much so that I sometimes advise my clients to forgo using it at all as it can be a major time suck, if you know what I mean.
The average person spends 55 minutes a day on Facebook, and if you assign Facebook duties to one of your employees, you can count on many of them far surpassing that statistic. If you are like most business owners, you proba bly don’t have that kind of time to spend there either.
That said, Facebook can be a major tool for many businesses, but you need to learn how to use it wisely. There are a lot of Facebook Guru’s out there these days, some good and some not so.
As I explain in this brief video, one of the guys I trust is a wet behind the ears kid, but in this case one who knows his stuff.
I recommend you check out his newest offerings. It may help you find a way to not only afford the costs of advertising on Facebook, but actually make it pay big time for you.
[tags]costs of advertising on facebook,how much is advertising on facebook,price of advertising on facebook,Facebook,Social media, Austin Walsh, isocial academy[/tags]
Posted by enetwal on Jun 6, 2011
To be successful with niche blogging you’ve got to have a plan and then work that plan. As an affiliate marketer, you’ve need to systematically work toward your long term objectives.
A strong sense of focus plus the commitment to succeed as an affiliate marketer will liberate you from your regular job and set you on a course to success. But with no one else cracking the whip over your head, you need to do it yourself.
The acronym for FOCUS, stands for: “Follow One Course Until Successful.” When you learn to focus and keep your eyes on the prize you can be very successful with affiliate marketing.
1. Choose the right WordPress theme for your niche profit blog.
Perhaps that heading should read, “Choose the correct blogging platform.” That is WordPress.
There are hundreds, no thousands of free WordPress themes you can use for your affiliate niche profit blog. Take the time to seek out the best affiliate marketing WordPress theme you can find.
Quality themes are optimized to boost your blog’s CTR (click-thru rate). They also will make AdSense ad code placement easy, and more effective.
2. Major in marketing
A large portion of your time should be spent in marketing your niche profit blog. At the outset, you should define your overall marketing strategy and then break it down into steps that you can perform daily.
Keep a spreadsheet where you can track all of your marketing activities. Use a blog analytics program so that you can track and measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns.
Never stop learning about the many ways that you can market your blog and get more exposure in the marketplace.
3. Follow a Mentor
On the face of it, affiliate marketing seems fairly simple, but there are a lot of challenges to overcome before you find success.
When you follow someone who has already ‘been there and done that’, you save time and effort by learning from the mistakes that others before you have made. You can also emulate their success and achieve your goals much more quickly than you would on your own without guidance.
4. Be willing to invest in your success
So often new affiliate marketers always look for the free option. They want free tools and free software and then they wonder why they are not as successful as they could be.
You must be willing to invest in yourself in order to achieve your goals, and you must be willing to invest in yourself if you want others to take you seriously.
Yes, the free options save you money, but investing in the best tools can give you a competitive advantage over all of those marketers who are only using the free tools.
5. Keep learning and taking action on what you learn
The Internet is full of distractions and shiny objects that lure you and distract you from your chosen path. These can cause you to lose the focus that we mentioned earlier.
While it’s true that the internet world is constantly changing, it’s also true that the basic principles of marketing remain constant. Resist the temptations and focus on your work. Keep your eyes on your goals.
Being successful in an online business, just like anything else in life, is about 80% mindset and 20% implementation. If you’ve got a mindset that is focused on success, then everything else will fall into place for you.
When you are ready to get serious about affiliate marketing with a niche profit blog, you’ll want to visit, Passive Niche Profits, where you will discover many other tips and strategies like these to help you make money online.
[tags]passive niche profits, niche blogging, successful niche blogging, blogging[/tags]