How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days to 4 Hours

As I was brainstorming ideas for my last post on the MarketHive blog, I started reflecting on what I’ve personally learned during my time at MarketHive.
 
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My writing process is considerably different today than it was when I joined MarketHive over 2 years ago, so hopefully you can find some nuggets in the mistakes I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned that might help you as well.

Slow beginnings

When I first joined MarketHive, I wrote or sourced the content, published it and promoted it all. I approached blogging from almost exact opposite ends of the spectrum; Others are great at getting something up quickly and tweaking it to fit, whereas I was prone to spend a long time on my “first draft,” which was more like a fourth draft by the time I eventually sent it over for Paul to look at.

Depending on the style of the blog post and the topic, I would take 1-2 full days to write a post for the MarketHive blog when I first started. I remember thinking how silly I was to underestimate my writing time: in my interview with Paul, I estimated that I could write one post per day, but it probably took six months before I got to that point.

I made a few mistakes on a regular basis in those first months. One was to research too much, which hurt me in two ways: one, I had too much information collected about a topic that I wanted to squeeze into a 1500-word piece. I would either struggle to leave out research which I found interesting, or squeeze it in so that I ended up with upwards of ten different sources for one blog post.

The second way this hurt me was simply by taking up too much time. Paul Graham wrote a great essay about how we spend our time. He says that sitting on a couch all day watching TV is so enjoyable and unlike work that it sets off our alarm bells pretty quickly. Most of us would struggle to get through a whole day of that without feeling really bad about wasting time.

When you do “busy work,” however, it’s not that much fun and it looks a lot like work. Emails are a good example: you’re sitting at your desk, using your computer, and you’re not having fun, so you’re probably working. Only, you can get through a whole morning of emails and look back to realize you didn’t get anything important done. That’s what research can be like.

Particularly on a topic I don’t already know much about, I tend to get sucked in to reading everything I possibly can about it before I start writing. For a journalist that has months to complete a piece, that might be feasible—and even admirable. But for a blog that’s aiming to publish a new post every day, there’s no time for research beyond the minimum you need to explain the topic to your readers.

Another thing that slowed me down to begin with was managing my workload. Working full-time at MarketHive meant I had other tasks to do aside from writing blog posts: helping out with projects in other areas of MarketHive, working on emails to our customers to announce new features, answering blog comments and more. For a long time I struggled to find a balance between the different types of work I needed to do. I have some ideas about this which I’ll come back to later.

Experimenting with my workday

Something I love about the MarketHive culture is the emphasis on self-improvement: not only by simply doing things we know are good for us, like exercising more, but also through experimentation.

I’ve done several experiments on my workflow and my daily routine over the past nine months to eventually arrive at what seems to be working well for me now.

Originally, I worked from around 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.—a regular workday. When I realized I had a lot of work to get through besides my blog posts, I tried pushing my blog posts up to the top of my to-do list each day, working on those before I did anything else. I often fell into the trap of moving on to smaller, easier tasks like answering emails or blog comments, just to check some things off my list, and my blog posts would still take a couple of days to get done.

Not only did this process slow me down, I felt pressure a lot of the time: either because I had so many things on my task list that I hadn’t started, since I was working on my blog post first, or because I had a whole blog post to get done that I was ignoring to work on smaller tasks.

I had always thought I was a morning lark, who worked best before lunch. A few months ago I realized that I didn’t know this for sure, and I’d actually noticed I was working in solid, focused blocks right after lunch many days. So I tried a new experiment: I worked on my own startup before lunch and started my MarketHive workday at 1 p.m. This worked to a point, but I found that if I wasn’t done for the day by around 6 p.m., my energy started to wane and I struggled through the last part of my day.

At various points in my time at MarketHive I also tried working until 10 p.m. at night, and starting at 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to get a head start. I tried blocking out distractions, working in coworking spaces or at home by myself, working in silence or with various types of music. MarketHive’s culture really encourages this type of experimentation, and we’re lucky that we have a supportive team to share our progress with. I’d highly recommend trying this yourself if you’re struggling with productivity at work.

Drastic changes that led to increased productivity

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Right now I have the best daily routine setup that I have tried. I’m really happy with how it’s working after the first few weeks, and I expect I’ll stick with it now that I’ve found something that suits me. On a day I’m working at MarketHive, my day now looks something like this (keeping in mind that I’ve been working part-time at MarketHive for the last few months, so I no longer have extra tasks besides writing blog posts):

7am: Get up, drink coffee, read, generally just sit around and wake up

8am-12pm: Start writing today’s MarketHive post

12-1pm: Lunch

1-2pm: Complete any editing that needs doing on my last MarketHive post

Depending on whether I’ve got edits waiting to be done on my last MarketHive post, I’m usually done for the day by lunchtime or just after lunch. The high of taking my lunch break knowing my day’s work is done is huge.

I originally got the idea of working until noon from Sean Ogle. I was fairly skeptical that it would work for me, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised that I’m generally able to focus on one task (writing a blog post) for a solid four-hour stretch. I take tiny breaks during this period to grab drinks, go to the bathroom, check my emails, and so on, which help me to refresh my brain a little. Knowing that my goal is to get my work done by noon, however, helps to nudge me back to work when I get distracted. If I really want to start noodling around on the internet, I have to remind myself that I have limited time until my goal is up, and after lunch I’ll have all afternoon to waste time.

A few lessons I’ve learned

In the process of cutting down the time it takes me to write a blog post from a couple of days to just a morning, I’ve learned a bunch of lessons. Many of these are specific to my workflow, but you might find them useful as well.

1. The right music is important

I really love listening to Pandora, but I’ve found that switching to different artists all the time tends to affect my workflow negatively. I spend more time skipping or liking tracks and checking to see who I’m listening to than I should. This month I’ve paid for a month of Rdio to test whether listening to full albums will help me to focus better. So far it seems to be going well.

2. Lying to myself doesn’t work

Working until noon isn’t a new idea. I’d come across the concept of setting earlier deadlines for yourself to induce focused work before, but I had always thought that it wouldn’t work for me. After all, if I tell myself I have to have something done by noon, how do I block out the little voice in my head saying, I know that’s a lie and I actually have all day to do this so I’m going to check my email again? Turns out, the trick is not about lying to yourself at all. For me, it’s about setting a challenge.

Rather than telling myself, I have to have this done by noon, I tell myself, let’s see if I can get this done by noon – that’d be awesome. Working on a challenge that offers a big reward (more time to do what I want in the afternoon, and no last-minute scramble to finish my work) is a lot more fun and manageable for me that setting arbitrary deadlines.

3. My own mind gets in my way a lot

One of my biggest issues with getting blog posts written quickly has always been that they appear to be huge, audacious projects in my mind. I wrote once before about my process of breaking down each post into subtasks that were manageable chunks of work. Although this helped, I still approached each one as a massive project, rather than just another task on my list.

Now that I’ve proven to myself over and over that I can write a post in a morning without dropping my quality, they’re a lot less formidable in my mind. I think that makes a huge difference to how I work.

It takes a lot of trial-and-error to know how you work

I said before that I’ve tried working early in the morning, late at night and right after lunch. I tested a lot of theories about how I work. I’ve worked surrounded by people, all alone in my house, at coffee shops, in silence, in dark spaces and light, when I’m cold and hot. Experimenting has been totally worth it for me, because I’ve found a system that works really well now. It’s taken a lot of time, though, and if I went back in time to when I started at MarketHive, I’d tell myself to be patient and keep experimenting.

Getting something on the page has to happen quickly

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Something I’ve learned from experience and from reading advice from other writers is that there comes a point when you need to shake yourself out of research mode and force yourself to start writing. Getting words on the page is that huge push that it takes for a boulder to start moving. As soon as you get that done, you’ve got the momentum to keep going.

Quite often I’ll get stuck at this stage and I won’t be able to get words on the page, even though I know it’s what I need to do. I have a few strategies to help with this, and I’ve found that using them to get something started is almost always the push I need to keep going.

One way I do this is to type rubbish. I may literally start my first sentence like this: “I have no idea what to write about this topic because…” and just type gibberish about the topic and why I’m struggling. Many people have said that writing is important for thinking because it helps you to organize your thoughts. In my case that’s often the case.

Notifications are not worth the distraction

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I never turn my phone off when I’m writing. This means that anyone with my phone number can call me or send me a text message. That hardly ever happens, so it’s not something I’m worried about distracting me. Email and Twitter, on the other hand, can be huge distractions. The problem with notifications from those is that they’re never urgent. I know that anything I urgently need to take care of will come via my phone from something who actually knows my phone number. No email or Tweet is ever going to be so important that I have to stop working immediately to deal with it. At least not when I’m working in a four-hour stretch, and checking my email every hour or two.

Not only do I turn off notifications, but I keep Twitter and my inbox closed on my computer when I’m writing. If I really want to check them, I need to use my phone, which keeps my computer safe from those distractions until my blog post is finished and I can send it off. That may not work for everyone, but since I’m prone to switching tabs constantly to see what’s going on, I enjoy the freedom of having no interactions available on my computer.

Not having “little tasks” to do helps me focus

One thing I mentioned earlier was that I struggled to balance my writing at MarketHive with all of the other tasks I had each day, like replying to blog comments and emails, or jumping into support. I’ve been able to focus more easily in recent months because I stopped doing all of those tasks when I switched to a part-time employee. I think there’s still a lesson to be learned from my struggles though, which I expect I’ll face again in the future.

Because I always had trouble balancing my “big task” of a blog post and my “little tasks” (everything else), my next experiment with these would be to try pushing all of my little tasks onto one or two particular days per week. Even when I tried doing my blog posts first thing in the morning, I still had trouble balancing the different mindsets needed for different types of work. I think having an entire day blocked out for one type of work would make me more productive and remove the pressure of worrying about the tasks I’m not making progress on.

Moving on

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I am thrilled to be able to take all of these lessons away from my time at MarketHive, and to move on to new things with a better understanding of how I work best. MarketHive has an awesome culture for someone like me who enjoys experimenting with their workflow and routines to learn what works best. If you have the flexibility to do so, I’d highly recommend experimenting with your own workflow and taking note of what works and what doesn’t.

Or maybe you’ve done some experiments already. Let us know what you’ve found in the comments.

Steven Hodgkiss
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12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

Would you like to uncomplicate your life?  I bet you would!
 
A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person.  For me, it means getting rid of some of life’s complexities so you can spend more time with people you love and do more of the things you love.  It means getting rid of the clutter, and eliminating all but the essential, so you are left with only that which gives you value.
 
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For the cynics who might say that the list of ideas below is too long to be ‘simple,’ there are really only two steps to simplifying:

1. Identify what’s most important to you.

2. Eliminate as much as you possibly can of everything else.

Of course, that advice is not terribly useful unless you understand how to apply this concept to different areas of your life; so I present to you the points below as well.  And since there can be no ‘one size fits all,’ step-by-step guide to simplifying your life, I’ve compiled an incomplete list of ideas that should help you move in the right direction.  Not every tip will fit your lifestyle, so just choose a few that do and apply them accordingly.

3.  Learn to let GO of what wasn’t meant to be.

Letting go is part of moving on to something better.  You will not get what you truly deserve if you’re too attached to the things you’re supposed to let go of.  Sometimes you love, and you struggle, and you learn, and you move on.  And that’s OK.  You must be willing to let go of the life you planned for so you can enjoy the life that is waiting for you.

4.  Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress.

Start embracing it!  Because being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today.  It means you want a better tomorrow, and you wish to love yourself completely, so you can live your life fully.  It means you’re determined to heal your heart, expand your mind and cultivate the gifts you know you’re meant to share. May we all be works in progress forever, and celebrate the fact that we are!

5.  Don’t wish your life away.

The truth is, your whole life has been leading up to this moment.  Think about that for a second.  Every single thing you’ve gone through in life, every high, every low, and everything in between, has led you to this moment right now.  This moment is priceless, and it’s the only moment guaranteed to you.  This moment is your ‘life.’  Don’t miss it.  (Read The Power of Now.)

6.  Forget what everyone thinks and wants for you.

One of the greatest freedoms is simply not caring what everyone else thinks of you.  Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and what you want to be.  The best thing you can do is follow your heart.  Take risks.  Don’t just accept the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what others will think, or afraid of what might happen.  If you do, nothing will ever happen.  Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.  They aren’t.

7.  Stop worrying and complaining.

Start focusing on the things you can control and do something about them.  Those who complain the most accomplish the least.  And when you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.  It’s usually only as good or bad as you think it is.

8.  Start making moves.

Sometimes we ask questions not to seek answers but to affirm something our soul knows already.  You’re not doing yourself a favor by merely hearing the same answer from people over and over again.  It is accepting the truth, making a conscious change and finally moving on to other things that is your answer.  Give your soul a chance to explore the life you are meant to live.  Stop asking the same questions – at some point you have to make a decision and take action.  (Read Getting Things Done.)

9.  Focus on being productive, not being busy.

Don’t just get things done; get the right things done.  Results are always more important than the time it takes to achieve them.  Stop and ask yourself if what you’re working on is worth the effort.  Is it bringing you in the same direction as your goals?  Don’t get caught up in odd jobs, even those that seem urgent, unless they are also important.

10.  Look for the silver lining in every tough situation.

When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and look for the silver lining – the small glimmers of hope.  Remind yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times.  And remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in your life that are right.  Focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t.

11.  Spend more time with the right people.

These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.

12.  Let things be less than perfect.

Smile every chance you get; not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have, and all the problems you know you don’t have.  You must accept the fact that life is not perfect, that people are not perfect, and that you are not perfect.  And that’s okay, because the real world doesn’t reward perfection.  It rewards people who get GOOD things done.  And the only way to get GOOD things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time.

Afterthoughts

Truth be told, life is actually pretty simple, but we often insist on making it complicated.  If you’re struggling with any of the points above, there is a clear path to getting back on track.  Your habits are simply broken and need to be repaired.  When you trust a broken set of habits every day, it’s only a matter of time before life gets confusing and complicated.
 
It doesn’t have to be this way though.  You can make adjustments starting today that will instantly help you feel better, think more clearly, and live more effectively.  That’s why we wrote our book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.”  It is filled with short, concise tips on how to do just that.

The floor is yours

So which of the points above are you struggling with most right now?  What has been unnecessarily complicating your life?  Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts and insights with us.
 
 
Steven Hodgkiss
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T minus 10 and counting

Update to the Juggernaut launch of MH!

With a very small edit in the 2nd video (Alpha Founder) they are being prepared for final release. Mike Darling will be updating the Alpha Profile pages to have the new video. He will also be upgrading the back office to default to the second Alpha Founder video and the Alpha upgrade page. In other words, unless you are either subscribed to our a fully paid Alpha subscriber or founder, every time you log in that page will default.

Mike Darling will also be building a template capture page to be used on any domain for the new video and we will have it hosted on some of our domains for the big massive email campaign to our old Veretekk database.

Mike and Mariusz are working on our new Admin email system so we can access the millions of name, email, IP, date, phone, etc. so our first launch will go to that database as soon as they finish it. Mike has told me he will try to have it ready by the end of this month.

Vince (the video animation marketing firm we are using) and his copywriters will be crafting our 10 MH auto responders starting next week to complete this campaign.

We are getting very close to heading up up and away!

Thomas Prendergast

The Tipping Point

Have you ever heard of the phrase “the tipping point”?  If you’re working from home, marketing on the Internet, or a member of a network marketing company that phrase, or concept, may be something you already know about. If not, let me explain. 
 
A tipping point is the magic moment when an idea, a trend, or a social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

The Tipping Point is also a book by Malcolm Gladwell. (If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do.) Gladwell writes about epidemics and how they get started. Typically, when we think about an epidemic, we don’t usually think about it outside the context of health issues. However, Gladwell uses the example of Hush Puppies (no, not those tasty round things you usually get with a fish fry) to explain how an epidemic can get started. 

He goes on to explain that Wolverine, the company that manufactures the Hush Puppy shoes, was struggling with sales, when a fashion designer, looking to be different (thinking outside the box), saw the shoes some young kids were wearing, and thought they would be a good fit for his models to wear during a fashion shoot.

Little did he know that the shoes would be a bigger hit than his clothes. As it turned out, Hush Puppy sales exploded to epidemic proportions. Who knew that the shoes a couple of young kids were wearing would turn a company, like Wolverine, around.

That fashion designer was looking to be different, if only to sell his clothes. In his mind, he probably thought the shoes would never get noticed. However, it had the reverse effect. People noticed! They liked what they saw, and the rest, as they say, is history.

So how can we relate the story of Hush Puppies to a home business? Well, we might start by asking some additional questions, like are you getting the word out? Are you doing business differently to stand out from everyone else? Are you reaching outside the box, or are you following the ways of the so-called “guru”? Do people take notice of what you’re doing?

I understand that getting the word out is one of the first steps on your path to success. If nobody knows you’re in business, how can you make any money, right? I get that! But many people go about it the wrong way, or listen to the wrong people, and they jump from system to system, or program to program trying find something that will produce a cash flow. However, they usually wind up spending more than they make. Take it from me, I’ve been there and done that!

If you could change your way of doing business, and start using a system that integrates a plethora of inbound marketing tools, would you? If you answered yes, thinking outside the box is a great place to start. It will also get people to take notice, just like in the Hush Puppy story.

The system I’m referring to is called MarketHive. MarketHive has state-of-the-art tools like a blogging platform, email auto-responders, lead capture pages, SEO platform, social media broadcasting, lead management platform, and much more. And, IT’S FREE!!

MarketHive is new to the world of Internet marketing, and in my humble opinion, is on the verge of a tipping point. Remember, the magic moment when an idea, a trend, or a social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. That’s why I mention thinking outside the box. Being a part of an epidemic does not come along too often; but with the help of the MarketHive Alpha Founder’s, I’m confident this is going to be one!

We never know how far our word, or idea, will spread, but we have to start by getting the word out. We all know one thing for sure, if we don’t start, nobody will ever see, or hear about, what we’re doing.

So let’s get started by thinking outside the box! Let’s all become a part of this Internet epidemic!

Visit MarketHive to learn more: http://markethive.com/jeffreysloe

I am Watching You

The time has come that the rank and file (That is You) engage in the practice of speaking your mind, belaying you insights, sharing your perspective of what MarketHive means and does and how it serves the little guy and gal out there on the Internet. Go plant the seeds on the forums. HINT: Look up at the banner. It lists many of the top forums. Get your Twitter going! Engage the Markethive Fan page! It is time for organic discussions across the vast wastelands.

I am watching you and taking notes.
 


Buying Vemma Leads

Are you currently buying leads for your Vemma business? What if there was a better way to build a business other than buying leads? Would you become more successful in a shorter period of time? If I could show you how to build a business without buying leads, would you take the time to listen?

If you’re a Vemma distributor and you’d like to learn how to build a successful business, go to http://homebusiness.healthfulchoice.com and watch the video presentation. If it makes sense to you, call or email me.

Building a Vemma business buying Vemma leads is NOT going to work, unless you are one of the top networkers in the world. I suggest to you that there is a better way to build a business.

Watch the video to see if I’m right! Go to The Home Business Marketing Group.

Jeffrey Sloe
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Vemma Leads Info

Vemma® is positioned to make a huge, positive difference for countless people all over the world. And we’re doing it the best way we know how. Through people helping people. Through a product that delivers on the promise of better health. And through an opportunity to create real wealth and time freedom for those willing to put forth some effort into something they can believe in.

You can either leave things the way they are or take massive action to shift to the life you want to live.

The choice is up to you.

Vemma’s® unique global wellness philosophy delivers a results driven product. Vemma® is an established, family-owned company with ten’s of thousands of satisfied monthly consumers, and world class customer service.

Here is Vemma’s® mission. Founded by BK Boreyko and his family, Vemma’s® parent company, New Vision®, is a revolutionary leader in health and wellness. With over $1 billion in total retail sales, this company helped pioneer liquid nutrition over 12 years ago by introducing the #1 selling liquid mineral supplements in North America.

You can get started on a great-tasting path to ultimate nutrition with the Vemma Nutrition Program® for only $60 USD plus shipping. Enjoy the convenience of Autoship to have your Vemma® products delivered automatically to your door every month.

The Vemma® family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives and rewards, a generous Compensation Plan, and great products, Vemma® offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone’s vision for the future a reality.

Vemma® Leads are people who are interested in finding out more about a Vemma® business opportunity and have taken a “Tour”. The Lead first fills in a 15 field questionnaire. They then submit their information and are instantly taken to a Vemma® Builder Confirmation Page where they can take a free tour, and become a prospect.

Vemma® has partnered with Peak Impact Inc. to provide you with the freshest Sign ups available on the Internet today. Our Sign Ups are delivered directly into your Vemma® Builder back office and to your email within seconds after they request more information about Vemma®. Our customers find using Real-Time Sign ups like these to be an extremely effective, affordable, and a duplicable way to build a large successful organization!!

  • Lead Type: Home Business Opportunity Seekers
  • Delivery: Commences within 48 hours
  • Daily Lead Volume: You choose how many leads you want to receive each day
  • Lead Age: Delivered to you by email within seconds and posted to your back office
  • Location: US only, Canada only, or both
  • Overage: 10% overage included automatically
  • Semi-Exclusive: Exclusive use of your leads within your company

These Leads are people who are interested in finding out more about your Vemma® business opportunity and have taken a “Tour”. The Lead first fills in a 15 field questionnaire (View Form Here). They then submit their information and are instantly taken to a Vemma®Builder Confirmation Page where they can take a free tour, and become a prospect.

What if I told you there was a better and more exciting way to build your business? What if you could buy customers, instead of leads? Would that be a revolutionary approach to the same old problem that ALL network marketers face?

If you would like to learn more about buying customers, contact me by phone or email. You will learn the right approach to building your business on the net.

By the way, you can continue to use your Vemma® products, just make money in an entirely new manner from now on!

To learn more about buying customers, go to http://homebusiness.healthfulchoice.com.

Jeffrey Sloe, Internet Marketing Advisor
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Vemma Leads, Are You Buying Them?

Vemma’s® unique global wellness philosophy delivers a results driven product. Vemma® is an established, family-owned company with ten’s of thousands of satisfied monthly consumers, and world class customer service.

Vemma® is an excellent company, but like many other MLM or Networking companies the structure is set up to create huge costs on the distributors and little on the company. These companies try to let the individuals think that they are in their own business, then encourage them to spend their own money in marketing to attract their own customers. This forces the so called “new business owner” to spend their own money for leads or reverse marketing systems in hopes of bringing in new distributors. Throughout this whole process the marketing cost for Vemma® is minimal.

Also companies like Vemma® are not equipped to sell to the end user (the person consuming the products), but expect the distributor to do the job for them. This is very difficult since advertising and marketing can be very expensive. The traditional way of acquiring customers is to purchase leads. The independent reps then have to cold call the leads, and try to get people interested in their company or products. Another strategy is to bring in friends and family to the business and hopefully they will do the same. The end result of these combined strategies is rejection and a very small percentage of people signing up. If these particular strategies worked the majority of people entering a MLM or network marketing business would be highly successful. Instead they are not!

Buy Customers Not Vemma Leads?

There is a new business model that eliminates all of the excessive expense and allows its business affiliates to purchase customers, individuals that are consuming the products. When purchasing a customer incentive lead the business affiliate begins to derive commissions from that customer right away. No MLM or network marketing company is allowed to sell directly to the consumer; products must go through the company’s independent distributors. The company bears the expense of customer acquisition by having mechanisms in place that sell to the customer. The company then passes the customer onto their business affiliates for considerably less than the cost of a sold lead.

Although Vemma® and many other MLM or Network Marketing Companies have good products their systems are usually lacking structure, with regards to enabling their distributors to create substantial revenue. If you would like to learn about buying customers instead of leads, I would like to invite you to a live online meeting. You can hear and see a presentation on how the system works. If you’re interested, please go to http://homebusiness.healthfulchoice.com and sign up. You will receive an email with the password to get into our Saturday meeting.

If you have any desire to have a successful Internet business, DO NOT pass up this opportunity. The presentation is free and informative! I have looked at many different business models, but I have never seen one as user friendly as this before. This business model surely is for the “little guy”. If you’re still interested after attending the meeting, please feel free to contact me. I will explain this opportunity to you further.

Jeffrey Sloe, Internet Marketing Advisor
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SEO

Getting your web site noticed on Google does not take a degree in marketing or search engine optimization. However, it does take some effort on your part. Google does not just go out, find your site and rank it in the number one position just because it looks great. As a matter of fact, a lot of great looking web sites will never be found when doing searches.

One means of search engine optimization (SEO) that works really well is blog posting. Although exceptional results are achievable, consistency is the key. You must post to your blog on a consistent basis, daily works best. That said, once you’ve reached that targeted position on Google (for your keyword), posting once a week seems to maintain the position you have achieved.

According to Scott Van Achte, Senior SEO at StepForth Web Marketing Inc., “an established blog that is updated regularly gets spidered by Google often, and increases the chances of new search rankings considerably. I have seen multiple situations where regularly updated blogs wind up ranking #1 in Google for relevant phrases literally within a couple hours of posting. It usually takes a well established web site and blog to make this happen, but there is big potential if you do things the right way.” [1]

What does posting to a blog have to do with getting your web site to the top of Google?

First and foremost, or a least the way I see it, is back links. A well written blog, not only may rank well, but will also get you free one way links to your web site. Individuals reading your blog may add a link to their blog, and if you have strategically placed a link to your web site within your post, you will get an additional link back to your web site. Since Google takes back links into consideration when choosing which sites to rank higher than others, back links play an important part.

Not only will the additional back links increase your ranking on Google, they can also produce more traffic to your web site. People reading a well written article tend to click on the link to learn more. A lot of visitors will either return to your site to get additional information, or send the link to a friend or family member they know has been looking for the information you are providing.

Blogs are a great resource when it comes to SEO, and blogs can cover a plethora of industries. Blogs do not have to take a lot of time, once they are setup, and the initial postings have been put in place.

There are a lot of ways to generate posts. However, one of the easiest, that I’ve found, is to comment on articles that I’ve read. This form of editorializing works really well, as long as you give credit to the original author. It’s also a great way for someone new at blog posting to get started.

So find an article, and write a editorial, or comment, about that article. Getting started is the hardest part, but everyone has to take that first step. Start increasing your web site ranking today. Really, search engine optimization is not that difficult.

Jeffrey Sloe
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References:
[1] http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2009/jun/1prt.html

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