Comments Work – But You Need to Think Before You Press Send

There is no doubt that comments work well in the sense of marketing yourself, when you make comments on blogs, YouTube videos etc. However, there seems to be one thing that is missing among many who post comments on blogs, and that is the ability to see what is being written.

If you haven’t got any real message, the best advice is: don’t comment. :-)

You need to have an important message so that your comment will stand out, and potentially multiply the number of organic visits to your websites or your own blog.

The strategy is clear: when you have important messages, comments can be one of the best ways to get that across to others. But when you want to penetrate new niches, you need to send out an indication that you are a person who has thought about what you just wrote.

Why Struggle With List Building? There IS a Better Way…

Why should you struggle with list Building? There is a better way, and many have hidden this from you for many years. The secret can be yours for free when you read this article.

IF you want to build a list, as some do, there is a golden rule you must remember, and that is QUALITY. No one wants to be on e-mail lists where they end up receiving lots of trash in their inboxes. It is quite logical, you don’t ask for spam…

Many internet marketers have sold systems that could get you an imaginary number of followers, and they have earned more money than the people who bought that shit. Pardon my French. :-)

You can see a similar trend on social media such as Twitter and Google Plus, commonly known as G+.

I am truly sickened when I read internet marketers who cheat their audiences, because some are gullible enough to fall for it. If they had given you the right advice, focusing on quality first, you would have no problem in Building a following. Anyone who has read Joel Comm’s book Twitter Power knows that. When I recently surpassed the 9K tweet mark, I discovered that I had 339 followers. More than 300 people find my tweets interesting, and that is only the profile in Danish…

Some focus on the ratio between who you follow and who follows you, but Twitter is actually about creating a timeline that informs YOU, the user, about what is happening around the World. What you share is what is seen by the people that follow you, and therefore that number is far more interesting than the ratio between the two numbers. IF you are focused on quality.

Stay tuned for more about social media. I do apologize for being offline for a few months. I did some soul-searching and spring-cleaning, and that has given inspiration for new articles. Have fun out there, wherever you are. :-)

Welcome Comments

Comments are welcome on any blog. It shows that there are readers out there who want to get involved with your blog. Getting them activated can be quite a challenge. Some have tried prizing people with a free e-book in exchange for comments, others have introduced giveaways or competitions with a specific prize.

Sometimes, that challenge can be a real pain in the backside, and everybody knows it. :-)

You don’t want spammers, so Akismet should obviously guard you from worthless spam. But even the shortest comments can sometimes spark inspiration for new articles, and therefore comments are welcome, even on this blog.

Regular readers will have noticed that I don’t write anywhere near as regularly as other bloggers on this blog. I have dealt with online income for years, and the subject can get quite boring at times. So many things are old hat. So much trash out there, and you don’t really want to spend time on the industry when there really isn’t all that much quality being released at this time.

So, the lack of new material is not a sign that the blog is discontinued, but much rather a sign of quality. I won’t recommend anything you can’t use, but I welcome your comment if you have something inspirational you want to share. :-)

No One Ever Claimed It Was Easy – Unless They Lied…

Truth be told, no one ever claimed it was easy to earn money online – unless they lied to you. Some things require time, it requires stamina.

Regular readers will remember the illustration that shows that some give up just before they strike gold, whereas the people who have patience will stick with it until they hit that gold mine.

Your content is king. The blog you write is your investment in your future. Now, coming to the end of the year 2014, it’s time to check whether you have reached your goals, and also what you can learn from your activities during the year.

For me, this year has been an eye-opener. You can only focus so much on money. There are more important things than ‘just’ money… :-)

The funny part is that results come when you’re not desperate, and maybe that is the lesson you should bring with you into the new year when we celebrate New Year’s eve in just over a week.

First of all, I want to wish you all a very merry X-mas, and hope you will gain lots of wisdom from articles as they will appear during the year 2015. See you on the other side. :-)

Listbuilding – Often Overlooked Pitfalls

When it comes to listbuilding, there are some often overlooked pitfalls that a lot of internet marketers have really screwed up. They want you to think they are telling you how you can earn money online, but if you fall into some of their pitfalls, you’re doomed to fail.

Before you read on, let me warn you. It’s a real eye-opener. If you are easily offended by the truth, you better move on. I’m going to tell it exactly like I see it, and you can save yourself a lot of misery by taking heed of this advice.

Let’s begin. :-)

These 5 overlooked pitfalls should be avoided:

  • Sending out too many e-mails
  • Lying to your list
  • Offending people
  • Recommending lousy products
  • Failing to prune that list

Don’t Ever Send Out Too Many E-mails!
If you want people to buy from you, you should be careful never to spam your list. If you constantly focus on having a valuable message BEFORE you hit that Send-button, you will quite naturally only be sending out e-mails that you would appreciate receiving yourself.

You need to put yourself in your recipient’s position. If your message is valuable, send it. If it isn’t, you will lose potential customers. And if you never prune your list, you will end up sending out e-mails to a lot of people who quite simply stopped reading your e-mails a long time ago. Many don’t bother hitting Unsubscribe because they may have had bad experiences with unsubscribe links being used to harvest e-mails.

Again, if you put yourself in the shoes of your audience, you would appreciate this, and act accordingly…

Don’t Ever Lie to Your List
There should be credibility in your name. If people don’t TRUST you, they’re not going to buy from you. Period.

If you recommend something that isn’t top-quality, or you lie about the results you have achieved, people will never trust you again. Once they’re disappointed, they won’t come back.

The same is practiced by yourself. You don’t go back to a grocery shop once you discover their quality isn’t good enough, do you?

Don’t Offend Your Audience
Your list isn’t interested in your political, religious or ethnic background. Your audience is interested in your positive stories. They should be motivated by e-mails from your pen.

Just as in your local supermarket. If they started playing violin concerts over their speaker systems, you would quickly feel uncomfortable in shopping there. Similarly, if the shop owner is in a bad mood constantly, you will want to do business elsewhere.

Don’t Recommend Lousy Products
If a product isn’t worth the money, don’t ever be tempted by recommending it, just because there would be a decent income from recommending it. Your credibility is in the balance – and you should always check out any product before recommending it.

Don’t Forget to Prune Your List
Some people forget this, but it isn’t worth sending out e-mails to a large list if your audience isn’t responsive towards the offers you bring them. You would rather focus on a QUALIFIED and top-responsive list.

How Do I Proceed? You May Be Thinking…
If this article has sparked your interest, you will want to read my e-book Grab That Cash because it will tell you what type of list you don’t ever want to miss.

Good luck in building your list, pruning it like any beautiful garden, and reaping the fruits of your faithful and dedicated focus. You will be happy you did so before your competitors.

WordPress 4.0 Soon Ready

Now that a week has passed since WordPress 4.0 went into beta 4, my gut feeling was that today, this version would be released. There is still time left for that to happen, but all bloggers will want to stay tuned and alert so they take full advantage of new features once this version is finally released.

Remember, that you can always stay informed by visiting the WordPress blog over at http://wordpress.org/news/.

I always find it rather fun to think back to the fact that at first I was late in starting up a blog, and now that I got started over half a decade ago, I can today witness the second major version number addition. When I started, WordPress was running in the 2.x.x framework…

So time flies when you’re having fun. :-)

Five Months Left of 2014

As we start the month of August, there are now only five months left of the year 2014. Have you taken my last article to heart? Did you start pushing yourself ahead? Did you achieve some good results, or did you begin looking at banner ads from a new perspective now that I brought bringing your plans to life at the forefront of your attention?

Share what worked in the comments field. Remember that it IS an important aspect in linkbuilding that you comment, share your thoughts, and begin getting involved in new markets if you want to expand your field of business.

Let August be the beginning of your walk towards success. Start reading the articles I share with all of you, dear readers, from this new – and uplifting – perspective, and you will start seeing results you never though possible.

Best of luck out there, whereever you are. :-)

Do You Push Yourself Ahead?

Sometimes, in fact for some very often, we forget to push ourselves ahead. We are so good at motivating and inspiring others, and yet we forget ourselves.

It’s a rather strange tendency. We are so good at serving ourselves a treat and when there is something in it for ourselves.

The missing link is realizing we need to make the extra effort, even while we are comfortable with status quo.

I can give you an example.

Back in the days when Google Adsense was optimized on my sites, I really began earning decent money. I also spent quite a bit on re-investing in knowledge for blog readers, but life was starting to get pretty comfortable.

When Google blocked my account, even though I had done NOTHING wrong, I did change my focus. But not nearly as much as I could have done. The benefit of hindsight is that we see things much more clearly afterwards.

But we should turn things around, and never lose sight of the GOAL ahead. And that goal has to move AHEAD constantly as we reach each milestone ahead on the road towards success.

But it’s so easy to settle for status quo. Too easy. The best thing you can do is ADMIT it, and move ahead. So push yourself ahead before you forget…

Using Modern Techniques to Build an Online Business

Creating a website often is not enough to get an online business started. The owner must attract plenty of visitors and make sure that people who visit the site buy something or engage with the business so that the owner can make a profit. Even as business owners have the savvy to order inventory or offer services, they may be unsure of how to get people to click on their site. When they utilize options like search engine optimization services BlueHat Marketing and other similar contractors could be ready to partner with these online entrepreneurs.

Partnering with one of these services can be essential in several ways. First, an online business owner might want to network with people through social media sites. However, given this person’s daily obligations, he or she might be unable to maintain the necessary accounts. This kind of service could maintain the social media pages and keep customers engaged in a way that benefits the business.

Likewise, business owners might realize that they need exciting website components like video marketing and other lures to entice customers to visit. However, when they are unsure of how to create videos or use keywords to their advantage, they can partner with this kind of service to ensure that these links are available for customers. Building a business online goes beyond creating a website. People must often maintain it and make sure that it is noticeable in a search engine. This partnership can increase a business’s visibility and attract visitors.

BlueHatMarketing – SEO services that work for you

Why is SEO Important to All Companies?

SEO services can be a wonderful tool for companies of all sizes to use. Understanding how SEO works and why it is important for any company can enable a business to increase its market reach, find new customers both locally, nationally and globally while also helping to make a company stand out to customers.

In addition to creating great content for websites, it is important to use social media sites to get the word out to customers. With proper optimization strategies, it may be possible to use a social media page to get a high rank with search engines for keywords that the company is looking to target.

Quality content is content that is going to be shared by others and create a buzz for a brand or one of that brand’s products. As more people share content through social media, link to content in blogs and send emails with links to content, it enables a company to get the word out to as many people as possible with or without a large marketing budget.

When a company can attract a customer without having to spend money doing so, it can allow that company to make a larger profit. When a company makes a larger profit, it can reinvest that money into its people and to making better products or offering better services to customers.