I Can’t Stop My Article Marketing Traffic!

article-writing-pencilsArticle Marketing consistently provides the 5 success factors you need to be successful on the internet in any niche: Content Creation, Traffic Generation, List Building, Marketing Messages and Product Creation.  In this article we are going to take a closer look at Traffic Generation.

Creating Unstoppable Traffic – In the introduction that gets read before I speak at a seminar or on a Teleseminar interview, it is stated that “I could not stop the traffic coming into my web sites even if I wanted to, and I certainly do not want to.”

And it’s so true.

Because of Article Marketing I get a hourly and daily flow of traffic into my web sites that is virtually unstoppable. And you can too when you follow these three simple and powerful steps. [Read more…]

Have You Written Your “101 Goals” List Yet?

goalsI can define what a goal is in just 5 words:  “A dream with a deadline.” 

Goal setting is the single most important life skill that over 97% of people never learn how to do properly.

In Brian Tracy’s book Goals – How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible – he claims that “Less than 3% of adults have clear written goals with plans on how to achieve them.”

The keyword is written. Those who earn most of the money, who are the best athletes and who are the top producers in any type of business have written goals.

They are the 3% Club who can predict and even anticipate their future by creating it.

Sadly, most entrepreneurs resist taking an hour each month write-down their goals.  But my experience has taught me that a written goal has 10X the achievement possibility than a goal that just lingers in my mind.

Go to Google and you’ll find hundreds of resources on the goal-setting and goal-achievement.  Here are 3 of my of my highest recommendations:

1) Book: Double Your Income Doing What You Love by Raymond Aaron

2) Pictures: Goals achievement images on Google

3)  Website: Setting Goals 101 has lots of free resources

If you’ve read this far and you still are resisting writing down your goals or “dreams with deadlines,” then I have one final recommendation for you.  It changed my life and I know that it has changed the lives of many of the world’s top business thought leaders.

What I’m talking about is [Read more…]

Watch This If Confused About “Social Networks”

socialnetworks As Lee LeFever says at the beginning of this great 1 minute, 48 second video “Networks get things done.”

In less than two minutes, he clearly describes how networks evolve and why they’re so important to us in our personal and professional lives.

I really admire teachers who can reduce complicated concepts to their simple essence.  This video is easy to understand and I encourage you to pass it along to others who may be still be confused by the “social networking” revolution.

If you look up the term, Social Network, in Wikipedia, here are the most help 250 words you’ll find in their very detailed definition:

Social networks are social structures made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, relationships, kinship, dislikes or trade.

In its simplest form, a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes being studied. The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors. These concepts are often displayed in a social network diagram, where nodes are the points and ties are the lines.

Just for fun, see if you can correctly answer these [Read more…]

“Little Voice Mastery”

Blair Singer

Listen to the Replay…

Blair Singer is an author, speaker and sales trainer who provides a passionate in-depth view on a topic many thought leaders turn their backs on. His new book “Little Voice Mastery” reveals 21 ways to change your life by simply changing that “little voice” that shapes your future

During this 65-minute Virtual Book Tour, Blair takes you through a candid self awareness to help you “Win the battle between your ears.” From his own dark depths of despair, Blair decided to not give up and master his subconscious “Little Voice” that was preventing his happiness. Listen so you can do it too!

Click here to add this book to your library.

Add Your “Gravatar” to Blog Comments

alex-head-shot1What is a GravatarGravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar and it’s an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things.

Gravatars help identify your posts on blogs – such as when you comment on this one – on web forums and other types of social media types of sites.

How do you get one?  Click here to sign up for a free Gravatar.com account.  All that’s required is your email address.  Once you’ve signed up, you can upload your image and in less than 10 minutes, you’ll start seeing it on gravatar enabled sites – such as this one.

Click on the GOLD COMMENTS button (upper-right) and then scroll down to the Reply section of this blog post to see my Gravatar.  Once you get your own Gravatar, your picture will accompany every one of your blog post replies. 

Hey, if a tech-challenged entrepreneur like me can do it, so can you!

How to Gravatar-enable your site:  Setting up Gravatars on your own site is easy and you don’t even need a Gravatar.com account.

Plugins are available for leading blog software and content management systems you can click here now to get answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

What To Do Now:  Click here to sign-up for your Gravatar and then post a comment on this blog to see your picture automatically appear right next to it in the Reply section.

Rediscover The 100-Year Old AIDA Formula

aida1Pop Quiz:  Of the many advertising formulas around, which one has been time-proven for over 100 years and involves only 4 simple steps?

Answer:  The A-I-D-A Formula.

The 4 steps are simple to remember:  First, you grab your prospect’s Attention (A) about your offer.  Second, you elicit their Interest (I) about your offer. 

Third, you amplify their Desire (D) to purchase your offer.  And fourth, you influence them to take Action (A) and descriminate in your favor with their wallet.

Here’s a quick recap for your review:

A = Attention

I = Interest

D = Desire

A = Action

Easy right?  Not exactly. My experience with the time-honored AIDA Formula is that it’s simple to learn, but not easy to implement.  

Over the years, I’ve observed dozens of veteran marketers [Read more…]

Why Is Google Unhappy About Getting “Verbed?”

google-team-time.jpgThe first recorded usage of “Google” used as a verb was on July 8, 1998, by Larry Page, who wrote on a mailing list: “Have fun and keep googling!”

“Google” was officially verbed in the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006 and to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in July, 2006.

I firmly believe that having the public utter your company name as a verb is like going to heaven without the inconvenience of dying. Getting “verbed” is the ultimate accomplishment for any brand – the marketer’s Shangri-la.

But Google doesn’t see it that way.  Its legal department isn’t happy about getting “verbed” probably because they’ve bought into the myth that a company risks [Read more…]

Short Movie About the Power of “Validation”

emotional1.jpgThe principle of validation can take on many meanings in English or any other language.

The best definition I’ve come up with (as it relates to human potential) is this 10-word sentence: “A specific acknowledgment of appreciation for a task well done.”

But the most curious thing about validation is that it feels just as good to the person who does the validating as it does to the person who gets validated.

As a trainer and teacher, I feel the most validated if one of my students unexpectedly shows their appreciation by verbally acknowledging the time and effort I put into designing the tele-curriculum.

How and why they show their validation is important to me, but when the validator is specific about what they appreciate about my training, it makes me feel even better.

Key Point: The more [Read more…]

Survey Results: Readers Want 2 Posts Per Week

nope-image.jpgOn December 30th, 2008 I posted a survey so my readers could decide if 3 posts per week would be better than 2 posts per week.

Over 320 readers voted and the final tally I took revealed 202 – NO votes compared to 119 – YES votes.  The Blog Dialogue survey result was a WIN-WIN for me because I get do less work and serve more of my readers.

Starts Immediately: So as of Thursday, January 8th, my blogging editorial calendar will 2 posts per week that show up every Thursday and Tuesday (every week in 2009) at precisely 8:44am Eastern.

One of my core premises is: “People support what they help to create.”  And thesimplest way to get support is to “Ask.” That sounds simple, but it’s not easy.

The”Ask Principle” is what the Greek Philosopher, Socrates discovered nearly 2,500 years ago, which is now known as the The Socratic Method.  It is what Gandhi insinuated when he said, “In order to G-E-T you must first A-S-K.”  

And it is what George Gallup did for most of his professional life – assessing public opinion on political, social, and economic issues, including the hopes and fears of people around the globe, their leisure-time activities, their morals, beliefs, etc.

What To Do Now: In 2009, I want you visit and revisit this blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  When you do, you’ll see a new blog post that appears at precisely 8:44am Eastern. 

It may seem silly to you, but for me, having that level of consistent precision (Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8:44am Eastern) makes me more predictable to you.  And predictability typically leads to Trust.

Breaking Through the Far Side of Disappointment

cliffs_110.jpgWikipedia has an interesting way of definining “disappointment.”  If you take a moment to look the word up, here’s what you’ll find:

“The feeling of dissatisfaction that follows a failure of expectations to manifest.  It differs from regret in that the individual feeling regret focuses primarily on personal choices contributing to a poor outcome, while the individual feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome.”

Looking back on my own marketing accomplishments, one of the things I’m certain of is that my disappointments inspire me to storm the gates that others gladly sneak past.

When you learn how to handle disapointments – miscommunications, violated expectations or thwarted intentions – as welcomed guests into your business life, you’ll have the mindset of cheerful expectancy of having a breakthrough not long after :-)

If you feel what I’m saying is just a bunch of [Read more…]