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Month: July 2018

Niche Marketing the Right Way!

Niche marketing is hot these days.
Membership sites pop up everywhere inviting you to make
tons of money. All you have to do is find or buy the
highest paying AdSense ads and add them to your pages
filled with automatically generated content.

That's NOT niche marketing, that's AdSense marketing.
It's a numbers game and it's dangerous. I'll explain that
below.

How did this so called Niche Marketing develop?
Solid niche marketing advice already implemented for some time.
Very often you were advised to follow your passion or
expertise and set up a site for that.

Then, RSS feed techniques lead to software programs that
scrape content from directories. You have to do absolutely
nothing but entering a bunch of keywords and presto …
thousands of new content rich pages are automatically added
to your niche site.

And when Joel Comm presented his AdSense Secrets showing
how he went from $ 30 a day to $ 500 a day – mind you, a
good book with solid advice, no doubt about that- suddenly
we had three variables that are responsible for the hype:

1. niche marketing,

2. content generating software and

3. high paying adsense keywords.

Let's have a look at each of these variables in reverse
order.

High paying AdSense keywords.

Suddenly someone discovered that there are certain keywords
that are of great value. Advertisers paid a lot of money to
have their products displayed on pages using these specific
keywords.
It was said that a keyword like 'mesothelioma' or derivates
would pay 50 to 70 dollars a click.
I just entered this in Google Adwords, bidding $ 90 per
click and it returned with an estimated number of clicks
per day of 6.2. Now, these figures are just estimates, but
if this is true, with a 1{4917788a0bd7aa7369c2a945027b4fe6c9853cda4150a24fe1255b18ce3083dc} click-through it means you would
have to wait about 16 days to earn my 90 dollars!

Again, just assumptions, I only want to make a point.
AdSense is a numbers game. You'll need thousands of
visitors AND good click-through's to make decent money.

To get thousands of visitors you either have to buy traffic
(Adwords or other PPC's) or create search engine friendly
pages. Now, type in 'mesothelioma' in Google and observe
the PageRanks of the resulting pages. PR 5 or higher! Hard
job to beat them! That means … work!

To get great click-through's you'll have to test where you
place your AdSense code. Dang, even more work!

But there's something else, something more important. Read
this carefully …

Do you really believe …

that advertisers are going to pay that much money only …

to have their expensive ads displayed on …

automatically generated content pages?

Huh … do you … huh?

OF COURSE THEY WILL NOT!

There's a fine line you have to follow playing the AdSense
game. And generating content automatically, no matter where
it comes from, is like walking an elephant over a paper
bridge. It kills the system!

Now, let's have a look at … …

Advantages of a Caravan Holiday

When thinking of where to go and what to do for your holidays, a caravan holiday may not be the first thing that springs to mind and other options may initially seem more appealing. However, there are many advantages to a caravan holiday that make it an excellent choice regardless of your age, personal tastes and whether you are travelling alone or with your family.

One of the main benefits of a holiday in a caravan is the flexibility and freedom that it provides. You can come and go as you please, eat when you want, not worry about disturbing people in the next room and you can choose whether to stay in or to go out and explore the surrounding area. If you own your own touring caravan, you also have the freedom to visit wherever you like, whenever you like and at just a moment’s notice. In contrast, when staying in a hotel, it is often the case that you will be limited to eating at certain times and you may need to have arrived back at the hotel each evening by a certain time.

Often, caravan sites have excellent amenities. This is another advantage that entices people to choose a caravan holiday. Caravan parks often have a choice of leisure activities, shops and restaurants meaning that all your needs are catered for and you do not need to leave the caravan site. The ease of this holds great appeal to holidaymakers as it means that they do not need to make lots of arrangements for entertainment and activities during their holiday.

Another benefit is the price. Caravan hire is often much cheaper than renting a holiday home or staying in a hotel. It is not just the cost of hiring the caravan that is cheaper, it is the overall expense of the holiday. Travel costs are usually much less and passes are often included in the package which allows you to use all the amenities and enjoy the entertainment provided. With many other types of holiday, amenities, leisure activities and entertainment are an additional cost that needs budgeting for.

Finally, many people choose caravan hire over a hotel because although they are away from home, they still feel at home. A caravan offers the comforts that you have in your own home, unlike a hotel room which can feel impersonal and is just a place to sleep for the night. Many modern caravans offer living space as well as sleeping accommodation and this allows holiday makers to relax as they would in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

Overall, a caravan holiday can be a wonderful experience that has a lot of benefits in comparison to other types of holiday. Not only will you save money, you will experience being away from home while still enjoying the comforts of home with the additional benefits of onsite amenities, leisure activities and entertainment. It is a holiday well worth considering the next time you are thinking of …

Cheap Car Insurance for Women – What Makes It Easy for Women to Find Cheap Car Insurance

Many of the companies feel more confident in giving cheap car insurance for women than that for men. Driving schools feel it easier to teach men than women. Then why is it the other way for women? Following are some of the reasons behind this.

1. Women drive safe. Men learn driving faster than women. When it comes to swiftness, they outperform women. But they are more likely to push the gas pedal harder than women. Women are less likely to cross the speed limits. They are less likely to take risks while driving. So, they are less sooner to meet with accidents and call the insurance company. Their loyalty to the traffic rules prevails them from getting tickets very often. Consequentially, insurance companies prefer women clients for offering cheap car insurance. Having a good driving history including mainly the records of accidents and traffic rule violation can help some one save even 30{4917788a0bd7aa7369c2a945027b4fe6c9853cda4150a24fe1255b18ce3083dc} in the insurance cost.

2. Women are more careful of their cars. Women are more regular in cleaning and servicing their car. Average life span of cars maintained by women are more than the cars maintained by men.

3. Insurance rate depends on the type of the car to be insured to a great extent. It is hard to find cheap insurance for sports cars, large SUVs, luxury cars. Cars with small engines, added safety and security features such as air bags, tire pressure monitoring systems, car alarms etc. Are more insurance friendly. Statistics shows that women are more likely to use such insurance friendly cars. This many a times plays a big role in helping insurance companies offer cheap car insurance for women.

It is not that women are better driver than men. But, in general, women have certain features which give them more advantage as insurance Buyers. That's why insurance companies offer more discounts in the car insurance for women. …

Fun, Money and Benefits – A Car Salesman’s Career

Have you ever thought about having a car salesman career? This could very well be the perfect time to become a professional auto salesman or auto saleswoman. The car manufacturers are making changes to the way they do business and they are holding the car dealers that represent their brand accountable for customer satisfaction. The auto makers, dealerships and the professional auto salesmen are making a conscious effort to change the less than desirable image of the car and truck salesman. An image that came from the past that is difficult to shake, but it continues to improve as the car salesman is becoming much more professional.

While the car business continues to improve so do the prospects for the person that is looking for a great career as a car salesman. Many people think you need to have the gift of gab or that you need to have an outgoing personality, but that really isn’t true. I know firsthand that a successful car salesman can be shy, introverted, outgoing or almost any personality type. A car sales career is not about your personality it is about adapting. There is no question that being a car sales person is not for everyone, but then there aren’t any universal careers.

You may not have considered a car salesman career as a possibility, but maybe you should. The life of a successful vehicle salesman can be loaded with benefits, fun and a very nice annual income. Many people talk about how bad the job of a automobile salesman is, but they are usually people that failed miserably at selling cars. People come and go in the auto business because they think all they have to do to sell cars is take people for test drives. Sorry, but that is not the case. There is more to selling cars for a living than driving around with car buyers.

A car salesman career can be a good choice for those people that aren’t cut out for college. In fact the hiring requirements for most automobile salesmen have nothing to do with going to college. A career as a car salesman is one career that does not require a college education and has the potential to earn six figures a year. Most car dealers would prefer car sales candidates that don’t have car sales experience so they don’t have to change their bad habits. The dealership will provide the car sales training needed to start you on your way to making a very nice auto salesman income.

The perks that go along with a car sales career can include a new vehicle demo, first crack at all fresh trade-ins, an unstructured workday and a chance to have some fun with your fellow car sales people. The most attractive benefit of a car sales career is the practically unlimited opportunity to make money. So if great money, fun and benefits are something that interests you consider a career as a car salesman.…

Why Work With an Insurance Adjuster

No matter where you live, what you drive or where you work, accidents are a part of life. Some of them you can see coming and know there is little you can do to stop them while others come out of here and shatter the world you know and replace with an entirely new reality. In each scenario, you can easily feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to face the process of rebuilding. Thankfully, one does not have to face these situations alone. These are situations for an insurance adjuster.

An insurance adjuster's job is to work with you and the insurance company to get a settlement that everyone can agree with. Depending on whether they represent the insurance company or you, the client, they will work towards getting that entity the best possible exit. As such, when you are the victim, it is best to have an independent adjuster who has your back and is willing to fight for your needs.

The Job of an Insurance Adjuster

When you are dealing with an accident or natural disaster that leaves you in need of an insurance adjuster, it is vital that you understand their role in the scenario, as well as your own responsibilities.

Your Job

  • Gather any paperwork you have on hand that pertains to the situation.
  • Have pictures of before and after, if at all possible.
  • Be civil and willing to listen and let the adjuster do the talking.
  • Never make the first offer!
  • Document everything. Write down facts, numbers, times, and anyone you speak with; Considering recording these elements as much as possible.

Job of the Insurance Adjuster

  • Inspect the damage. This is the first step regardless of the type of accident or disaster.
  • In the event of an accident, they will review any police reports and speak to any witnesses
  • Inform the insurance company of the details of the accident or disaster.
  • Ascertain where liabilities lie
  • Compile a damage report so that financial losses can be assessed.
  • Be the intermediate between the parties involved
  • Determine the appropriate amount of compensation

Keep in mind that in your first interaction with an adjuster that you will likely need to give a recorded statement and if the claim is of a medical nature, sign a medical release form. Consequently, if you are not prepared to make a statement immediately following the event, it is acceptable to ask for a short period of time before talking.

When you do your part correctly and provide the adjuster with the information they need, then you can be better reel you presented and get what you need to move forward from the situation. Take your time, talk things through calmly and -eventually- your adjuster can help you move on to the other side. …

From Keyboard Beginner to Expert – A Personal Story

When I first came into contact with the keyboard, I was absolutely clueless about how I should start learning. I had a little bit of music training when I was youngger, but I could barely remember what I was forced to learn in those lessons back then.

Just as I thought I have wasted yet more money buying a keyboard that I will never use, I decided to give it one last try to see if my love for music has died completely. Just like most keyboard beginner, I began searching around for simple music sheets that I can play on. I went on the internet and downloaded some classical scores, but they were too complicated for a keyboard beginner like me.

I started to get a little bored until I decided to invest in a cheap home study keyboard course. The course came with work books to practice with and detailed videos lessons. The best part about it, however, was the game that came as an add-on bonus. The objective of the game is actually to familiarize you with the sounds of the chords, so basically I had to listen, recognize and come up with the correct answers. This was something that I have never been exposed before and it got me highly involved.

In fact, my obsession with that game was almost bordering on insanity as I started to listen to the radio to try out figure out the chords used in the composition of the current pop tunes. As a result, I became extremely good a recognizing chords in a matter of days of buying the home study course and I was tremendously proud of my achievements.

With the ability to recognize notes through listening, I began to learn the basics of playing the keyboard in the hope that I will soon be able to play the melody from my favorite songs as I listen to them. While things did not go as easily as I thought, I learned and enjoyed myself so much that I was able to finally play the keyboard entirely by ear within 6 months of purchasing the home study course, spending less than an hour a day.

In retrospect now, I am extremely thankful that I allowed myself the opportunity to learn to play the keyboard as it was actually an unintentional decision. After I learnt to play the keyboard, I find myself being able to use the music to take my mind off some of my worries. Never much of a believer for the new age healing methods, I will, however, gladly spread the Gospel of musical healings as it has certainly changed my life, for the better. …

How to Save Some Money on Video Games

If you love video games, you know how expensive that habit can get. So, here are some simple ways to save money on them. That way, you can keep feeding your habit.

First of all, if you buy games online, try to always buy from the same website. The reason for that is that websites will often reward frequent buyers with coupons and discounts. They may even have a reward card or reward credit card that you can use to get points towards future game purchases.

Another option is to buy games from local game stores or department stores. Department stores tend to be pretty expensive, though. They also just do not usually offer a level of understanding and service that you can get from a local video game specialty store.

If you do plan to buy games from a local video game store, get to know your sales people. They're likely to be avid video gamers, just like you. If you get friendly with them, they may let you in on information about upcoming releases and sales. They may tell you tips and tricks for whatever game you're buying. They might even tell you not to waste your money on titles that they feel do not fit your needs or style.

So, if you're a true gamer, the bottom line is that it's best to take advantage of sales and frequent buyer programs. It's also useful to get to know your video game salespeople. That way, you might get the first word on some great deals. …

How to Use Hashtags in Your Network Marketing Business

Most social updates are now using hashtags to create personalized conversations with their audience. They are a powerful way to shift from you to them and draw in visits from an audience that is all over. Hashtags are like keywords, but not quite the same. They have the power of a keyword but are used by many people for a singular or dual conversation on a given topic.

The Power of Hashtags and the Effectiveness of your Network Marketing Campaigns

If you’ve spent any time on social media, such as Pinterest or even Twitter. You may have come across hashtags such as #MLM or #networkmarketing. These are hashtags and are tools used by people such as yourself to reach out in an organized way to those who follow these conversations. Hashtags are powerful organizational tools used by businesses to track certain conversations within their given area. Instead of blindly shouting out on Twitter or Facebook, you can gentle enter a conversation with the right hashtag. Direct targeting with hashtags can help you open relationships with your prospects sooner than you think.

There will be other network marketing professionals using the same hashtag or something similar. There will always be competition, so your message is important. A bad message can ruin your efforts. Sharing good stuff with hashtags can create a magnetic effect back to your website or even profile. This doesn’t mean you cannot share your own content. It means that you need to balance out the business stuff with other educational material.

Organizing Network Marketing Social Posts are Easy as Pie

Are you an organized person? If not, you may want to rethink your style. Social media posts that are effective use no more than three hashtags. It’s safer to use too that are the most relevant to your message. The right hashtags will organize your social posts accordingly for maximum value. You do want the maximum amount of pull from each update, right? Some people have a pool of hashtags that they use for various content updates. This may work for your campaign, but don’t go overboard on stuffing hashtags into every social update.

Using hashtags is easy for your network marketing social campaign. Finding the right one or group may not be so. But they can keep your updates organized and moving forward to the right people. This can save you tons of time and saving time means more relationship building time with your leads.…

The Law of Attraction and Attracting Money

Probably the largest use of the Law of Attraction is for attracting money, or learning how to rather. Immediately when people learn about LOA they start rubbing their hands together, with a little grin on their mouths and begin trying to manifest money. But it is not quite that simple. Like with attracting love and weight loss, you must increase your present and previous perceptions about money. All of us were brought up with notions about money and how it was used in our daily lives. It is these notions that must be deal with in order to affectively manifest money.

So your first step is to get a pen and write down: To me money means__________________________________________

Write down everything you can think of about how you feel about money. Do you envy people with money and get aggrevated when someone drives in a Mercedes SUV? Do you look at the price tags of everything and say to yourself "there is no way I can afford this"? Do you begrudge bills every time they show up in your mailbox? Do you hoard you money, hiding it in secret spots all over the place? Did your parents tell you "money does not grow on trees". This is where the manifesting process begins. Put your list aside for now, we will come back to it.

Next get another piece of paper and write down: I have an abundance of financial wealth and am going to buy________________________________________________________

Write down everything … Everything you would spend money on if you had an unlimited bank account. Be creative and explore all the possibilites. Write down how much money you would make in a year in your perfect world. In doing these two steps you will soon become clear on why you may have not been financially rich yet and how you can soon come to be.

Ok, so hopefully by now you have done the following:

Thought about what money means to you. How do you feel when you think about money? Anxious, abundant..etc. If you find yourself feeling anxious you must change that emotion immediately as it will only bring you more debt and lack of money. Move into a feeling place of gratitude for everything you already have in your life.

Write down your ultimate wealth goal. How much money would you receive a year to be more than comfortable? Think big. Do not settle on a lesser amount because you do not think it is possible.

Now it is time to switch gears and get proactive.

Cut out pictures of material things you would like to have in your life and post them somewhere you can see them every day. A Vision Board is essential to attracting specific things into your life.

Expect wealth to come to you and let it come in it's own due time. Impatiently waiting for a windfall will only defeat the purpose of the intent. Find a knowing place in yourself that has faith that all is …

7 Crucial Elements to Building an Effective Personal Brand

How to Gain More Income, Influence and Impact Through Building a Personal Brand

It used to be that if you had a logo and a website you had a business brand. But today’s consumers demand a lot more. Branding for them is about the experience of being with you, the owner of that business.

Today businesses have to look a lot deeper when it comes to creating a personal brand that is in harmony with their business brand.

When you have a strong personal brand, you become a mini-celebrity in your field. With that strong brand comes clout and credibility. People look up to you.

When people think of your industry, you’ll be the first one to come to mind. It also gives your offerings a higher perceived value – suddenly you can charge what you are worth to clients who are happy to pay.

If you want to build a dynamic and effective personal brand that will help grow your business but don’t know where to start, let’s break it down…

7 Key Elements of a Personal Brand that is Infused with Your Business Brand

1) Embracing Consistency

When prospects know what to expect of you it creates a feeling of familiarity and trust. That’s why consistency of everything you do and how you present yourself is so important.

But many business owners go willy-nilly with their brand, not paying attention to colours, fonts, graphics or style of messaging that all makes up a personal and business brand. This can be confusing for your audience. Your brand should be developed with consistency and standards that reflect well on how you want your business to be perceived.

For instance, take colours – one way to be consistent with your business brand on a personal level is to wear similar colours to your visual brand. For many years, Mari Smith wore her signature turquoise blue wherever she went, which was a match to her business brand. She has since changed this strategy, but it was very effective in her brand positioning while she was building her leadership presence.

Dana J. Smithers, one of our long-time clients is another one who fully embraces her brand messaging by consistently wearing only her business brand colours: Black, red and white. (Stay tuned for an upcoming eTip where I interview her on this subject.)

Consistency is king when it comes to branding. Aside from your personal appearance, other things you do also affect your personal brand. For instance, if you say you provide a weekly newsletter, you need to honour that commitment and make sure a newsletter goes out every week. If you post twice a day on Facebook, keep up that frequency.

That kind of consistency will win over the trust of your followers, which will make them more likely to make a purchase when they are in need of your product or services.

2) Forming a Compelling Story

Your story is the single biggest differentiator for your business. Make your story be a …