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In Business You Need To Strike While The Iron Is Hot

 

When it comes to buyers,prospects or whatever you would like to call them. They are on a journey,and when they come to you, they have arrived at a certain point in that journey.

There are some times for whatever reason they will not be ready to proceed, but when they are you shouldn’t do stupid stuff to hold the process back.

I recently did a business mentoring program and one of the subjects always mentioned was the importance of your time. The thing is people truly do not give a shit about your time in most cases, they just want something done for them.something to change for them. Yes they just want a result, beating around the bush acting important or busy not answering your phone or calling them back when you said you would. Will piss them off, I am talking from my own experiences here.

The thing is I generally do not beat around the bush, if someone rings me and wants a new website or a coaching session I send my buy link right away and say let’s get you started.

Waiting for days weeks or months when the planets all align is maybe good for gamblers but not for business.

In today’s online world people who F around will lose business,and that’s just a fact.

One other thing you need to think about is your customer, what do they want or actually need?  If you forget about their needs or what they want out of your business deal then why should they remain loyal to you?

To be honest I am sick of hearing about the high price on your time and making yourself  hard to contact and seem busy all the time.

Personally when I see people do this I can see right through it most of the time.  There is the odd occasion when the person in question, is actually genuinely busy and needs you to make an appointment.

This was the case with a Kinesiologist I went to see a couple of months ago she was booked up with appointments for 6 months, now that’s what I call busy.

As time goes on more and more people are looking online at reviews when it comes to something as simple as getting a takeaway, booking a hotel, or even getting some work done on your house.

Having a line of great reviews from happy customers saying how fast and efficient you are will always make you that bit busier than the ones who don’t put in the effort or drag their feet when going after new business.

Most people will make this mistake at some point in their business, the thing is you can take a huff with the customer and blow them off like it’s their fault.

Or learn from it and improve your communication skills so that the next time your customer is waving money in front of you. Take it and do the job they asked you to do as well as possible.

 

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Are You Blogging For Glory?

When I was young my parents both owned Greek restaurants and as I grew older I decided to take up catering classes in college.

After a couple of years I ended up working in two different Michelin star restaurants, in fact both of them got their Michelin stars when I was working there.

Are You Blogging For Glory

What I discovered was that the people working here where infatuated with food and their egos, as a matter of fact I remember coming back home to my grannies house one day and telling her.

They are doing it for Glory it is all about them feeding their ego, and to this day still I believe nothing has changed in this respect in the industry.

Anyone who will spend 6 or 7 days a week in a kitchen weekly, with complete disregard for their life sunshine or health . Working from maybe 6am in the morning till 2am some nights, is surely not doing it for the money it is all about glory.

And in the catering industry if that’s  your thing then that’s okay. You will get a wage in fact if you are in higher positions in the business you may even be able to live quite well off the wage or money you make.

Now if you switch to Blogging if you do not have a certain mindset then you could really end up blogging for glory.

What do I mean by this?  Well you might just love blogging?  You may love the interaction from readers, the learning you get while researching your topic, you may love the idea of being able to do what you like from home or anywhere that you have an internet connection.

There is one little thing.  If you do not learn to monetise it then you probably will not get paid.  As I said earlier in the catering industry you can do stuff for just the glory, but in many cases you will still get paid.

On the other hand when it comes to blogging for glory, if there is no money coming in from your blogging, or online marketing efforts.Then your life will not be very glorious.

Do you really think that you can feel really glorious when you cannot put food on the table or keep a roof over your head? I don’t really think so, unless of course you live on an island somewhere that grows it’s own food and has an internet connection that’s free 😉 (Hardly Likely)

One thing I have discovered both from watching it on the outside and being in the position ego alone will not carry you very far.

On the other hand self improvement educating oneself on what is important and being able to provide value in exchange for money goods or services. Will give you a good ROI.

Knowing about how to add a Call To Action to your blog posts and build an email list will increase your blogging profit substantially. Which will also mean you are not dependant on handouts or job security to live your life.

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Are You Blogging For Glory?

When Starting A Blog Pick The Right Niche

I have a confession to make, many years ago when I first started blogging I was all over the place.  I made my websites or blogs and put random and different content on it all the time.

Since blogging and Internet Marketing is one of my favourite things I thought coming up with content will always be easy. The thing is it can be if you do enough research some trainings and courses regularly.

The thing is after probably 10,000 blog posts on my blogs it is getting harder to come up with new stuff when it comes to the topic of blogging.

When Starting A Blog Pick The Right Niche

When I named this Blog Building a Better Blog.com I decided it was going to be about blogging, now unlike my original IM Blog Ask Sotiris.com which I basically blogged about whatever I was interested in that day.

Or whatever my mood was or rants that just needed to come out.  I never had any trouble coming up with content for it ever.  It was easy it was just a matter of making the decision.

The truth is when it comes to talking about blogging, I have blogged about plugins, I have blogged about WordPress themes, I have blogged about SEO.

 

I have blogged about most of the internet tools under the sun lol.. And recently when I decide to come up with new content I just keep coming across a lot of the same type of things.

Of course there are always new tools and courses,trainings etc coming out but after a lot of trial and error I find a huge percentage of them are either carbon copies or basically BS.

So I don’t really want to make this just a blogging review site either, of course I signed myself up for a 100 Day Blogging Challenge and even if I have not been bang on time with my blog posts every day.  I still intend to complete them in the 100 day’s.

The thing is probably after the 100 days rather than blogging here daily I will post good blogging content or information as I come up with it.

 

From recent experiences I am beginning to believe that it is better to come up with great blog post ideas which can go viral and that take maybe a few days to complete.

Than to just type generally about a subject for 10 to 60 mins daily, Would be interested to also hear your opinions in the comments section below.

And do remember as I have done this many times before, picking a niche for a blog that you can only comfortably post a few times about. Is not really a great idea for a long term blogging strategy.

The one thing I do have to say though for my 100 Day Blogging Challenge is it has now taken this blog to well over 100 posts, which will hep to give it a bit more traction in the search engines as well. 🙂

 

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When Starting A Blog Pick The Right Niche

Re-invent,Re-incarnate,Re-Do Your Old Content

As with everything in life things change, products and services change,new businesses come and old businesses go.

 

As these things all happen your blog content can become old hat, some links no longer work,websites are cancelled. Affiliate programs close down or are cancelled.

As I was doing this 100 Day Blogging Challenge. By accident I discovered some of the blog posts that I created previously had dissapeared of my blog.

Luckily when I went to the wayback machine I was able to find them, there was lots of great information in the posts.

Only problem is the business I was in changed, I left it a couple of years after they made some changes I didn’t like. I just saw a video a few days ago saying they where going bankrupt which was not really surprising to me considering the changes they made previously.

So some things on the posts needed to be changed or updated but the majority of information and content is still great today 2 years later.

If you are brand new to blogging this will not be the case, but if you have been around for a few years like me.  I am sure you will be able to find some old blog posts which need some refreshing, or possibly rewrote completely.

Here are some of the things you should check when redoing your posts,

 

1.Have you a nice picture with your brand or logo?

2. Are the software and tools links on your posts still working, or do they need updated?

3. Is the business opportunity or opportunities you promote still exist, if not then update them with your new ones.

4.Is your post long enough, a few years ago Google was happy with a 300 word post. Now it is better to do articles with at least 500 words, preferably even over 1000 words. As they generally get a lot more traffic and rank better than short ones. In fact I recently did a 3000 word article as they rank even better again.

5. Make sure your content is unique and not copied from other websites or ezine directories, if you want the maximum effect from them.

6. Make sure everything on your post ties in properly with your new branding logos etc.

One of the mistakes a lot of new bloggers make is not having a purpose for each blog post. If you go back over your first post chances are that you made this mistake too. Just because it is an old post does not mean that people do not come across it on the internet or from Google.

So make sure as well as updating the post you repurpose it so it does something.

Some calls to action might be to

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Download Your E-Book,

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Buy Your Product

Buy Your Service

Like Your Facebook Page

Follow You On A Social Network

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5 Things You Need To Succeed In An Online Business

 

When it comes to setting up an online business it may be pretty simple but it is not necessarily as easy as many gurus will tell you that it is.

The reason for this is often when you set up a business online it is unique, and with anything that is unique there will be trials and error involved as well as learnings and success. If you stick it out that long.

1.One of the things I think that is a necessity is a belief that it will work eventually.

2. You need to have determination and a willingness to either work or delegate work to other people.

3. You need to have systems in place in your online business if you want to create success. The systems can be your own or someone else’s, systems  the thing is I do not know of any online business that functions or makes any money without using a system.

 

Some system tools that I would recommend are Autoresponders , Hosting Accounts, Trainings, Integrating Payment Systems , Call to Action Software, WordPress Blog Or Website of course you will also need some hardware as well in order to set up all your online systems.

Of course you can also use ready made sales systems like you will find on Amazon,Ebay and some similar sites.

4. When your business starts growing I would also recommend getting other people in your team to help you manage your business. For this you can either outsource workers on a job to job basis from micro sites like Fiverr or Get A Freelancer.com or on a monthly salary basis  for low prices from places like easyoutsource.com .

5. A suitable asset protection structure, there is no point in building a successful business if all your assets can be taken from you easily by the taxman or from a law suit, having your assets in the right structure can help to minimise your tax liabilities and also help protect your assets from predators who might like to take them off you.

 

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Technology That I Can’t Live Without As A Blogger 😉

Well maybe I could but it’s things I definetely do not want to live without..  🙂

27 Inch IMAC.

Top Of My List comes my 27 Inch IMAC, after my first experience with a Macbook I never thought I would say this, but I love working on my IMAC. So it is now No1 on my list of marketing tools some of the features I love are voice to text which I can use for blog posting, social media updates. Another feature I would use quite a lot is photobooth for making videos. I noticed since I started using the Imac that my videos even my screenshare videos are much clearer than they ever where on my PC. If there was any feature that I would have added it would have been a Cd rom/DVD drive though as the computer is so thin it may not be easily achieved when keeping the look of the new Imac.

iMac 27 Inch

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Advent All In One PC

On those days when my Imac is busy on another task or a software is not compatible with a MAC.  I have my trusty old all in one PC although the video quality is not as good as the iMac. It is still a good ole workhorse only problem is on the PC I do not have A voice to text facility. And I have got a little spoilt with all the cook iMac features.

But when there is a great bit of software that only works on windows and not on Mac then having the PC saves the day so why have one or the other when you can have both instead. 😉

Advent All In One PC

Lenovo B50 23.8-Inch FHD Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop PC

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iPhone

Recently I converted from Android over to IPHONE once again I am now also an IPHONE addict.   I use my Iphone quite a lot for instagram also for creating nice videos and quotes very easily using a new app which I will be sharing along with lots of other cool tips with my WA team very shortly.

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The Iphone gives great picture quality I love some of the cool Apps too most of them are Free but I bought my first Iphone App this week and I have to say it was well worth it.

iPhone 6

Iphone

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Of course iPhones are great but well known for getting smashed so what iPhone is complete without A Brick screencover so next time the iPhone flies you don’t have to empty your wallet here is the one I use.

 

IPhone 5 In  Protective Cover

iPhone In Protective Cover

And Last but not least here is the iPhone in the cover 🙂

 

 

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iPhone 6 In Protective Cover

 

iPhone 6 In Protective Cover

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Acer Chromebook

I watched a video by a popular Internet marketer who was reviewing chromebooks and then last month when my old Macbook packed in I had only a large Sony Vaio laptop.  Which was a nighmare to carry to events or seminars.  Plus the battery time wasn’t great so a few weeks ago I went out and bought my first chromebook.  I love the chromebook as the battery lasts for 13 hours which is unreal it’s hardly ever on the charger. It is really handy and light to carry about the only thing I don’t do on it which I could do if I wanted using Hangouts or You Tube is create videos or pictures for my blog posts.

I can even work in bed with it, if I am in lazy mode I can do my blog post in bed it doesn’t get any better than that.  If you are someone with an online business and do not have a chromebook you are missing out and at only a couple of hundred pounds the chromebooks are a bargain if anything goes wrong with it you can easily buy a new one. 🙂

Acer Chromebook

White Acer Chromebook

 

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Autoresponder

Yes what Internet Marketer is complete without their autoresponder?  You can set up all your emails to go out while you are sleeping or away on holiday. You really can’t beat that an autoresponder is the tool that really allows you to be able to make money while you sleep literally.  If you are a serious blogger or Internet marketer or intend to be then an autoresponder is a must have. You can click on the link below to get a Free trial for the Autoresponder I use and recommend

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Site Rubix Website Builder

In case you haven’t noticed this blog or website has been created on the Site Rubix Website Builder we get new features every few months including amazing blogging trainings that will transform your blogging and online business.  No matter what products or services or business you are running online, anything from a health and wellness blog to a car blog, Real Estate Listing Website, or just a place to share your hobbies or an online diary our system will suit you down to the ground starting at $0 a month for the Free Blog. Or if you want to upgrade their is also the premium version too which is $47 per month. The thing about this system VS a normal WordPress blog is easily created using our sitebuilder. All you need to do is pick a theme and a domain name and start blogging it’s as simple as that.

There is a huge amount of training videos included in the backoffice and Extra stuff in premium so even if you are brand new to this you should find it extremely simple to setup.

 

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 Lead Capture Page System

No blogging business is complete without the ability to make professional lead capture pages to build your list. I have been paying for lead capture page software for over 3 years now and it is a very important addition to any blogging business.  In order to get a huge following you need people to subscribe first and having a professional capture page with a great free gift to give away will increase your chances by 1000 Per Cent.

I was using another lead capture page software but recently signed up to this which is much much better than the one I had before.  The great thing I also love about this particular capture page software is you can actually try it before you buy it so you can try it today for free just click the link below to get instant access

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Technology That I Can’t Live Without As A Blogger 😉

How To: Set Up Seagate 5TB Backup Plus Desktop Drive on Mac OSX

Today I decided I had enough my iMac was running really slowly and I had a feeling it was due to the memory being nearly full.

My suspicion was confirmed when I discovered I had used up 9/10ths of it’s memory. So a quick trip to the shop and I came back with a 4TB Seagate mini hard drive.

I had one of my coaching clients having problems using a new hard drive on her Mac last week, And I found it a bit challenging myself. Not because I had no idea what to do.

It was because my Mac was running so slow it took me hours to get it working, here is the full step by step video. Make sure you watch it and listen in full before even attempting to use the hard drive 🙂   Enjoy

 

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Every Day Is A Gift Enjoy It

 

Every day that we wake up is a gift, I was just on Facebook and saw a friend of mine’s wife was just rushed into hospital.

She had a freak accident on a Golf cart her dog’s lead got tangled around the steering wheel, and she crashed off the side of the road and hit her head.. There was a lot of blood everywhere but she is going to be alright.

Another friend of mine on Facebook is leaving a hospice to go on a trip to the Philippines to visit old friends and family members there.

It is very sad to see someone who are living out their last days, going to more than likely see their family and friends for maybe the last time.

I went out to the shop today and on my way back I saw a woman lying at the side of the road and 4 people with her.

She had been on a motorbike and must have gotten hit by one of the two cars that stopped, she started taking violent convulsions at the side of the road, As a man was on his mobile phone calling an ambulance.

No one knows if this poor girl who looks in her twenties will survive such a terrible accident.  She probably just went out healthy and happy on a short trip, and it might be her last one.

The thing is we never know is the day it will be our life dangling on a thread or one of our loved ones.

So make the most of every day..  And live it like it could be your last .

 

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My Blogging Challenges – Because Life Isn’t Always Plain Sailing

I was on a forum tonight and someone asked a question about what were your biggest blogging challenges. This is actually a completely Golden Question to ask someone with my experience.

As the answers could save you lots of hours of wasted time and money, trying to figure out the solutions.

My biggest blogging challenges were plugin conflicts, when you have a few plugins that do not work together. Your screen goes white and you cannot login to your WordPress back office. Or you get a wordpress error message when you try to login.

Other things which caused me challenges was a missing bit of html coding in blog posts. These could cause my theme to go topsy turvy. The sidebar would disappear and appear at the bottom of the blog posts.  Or the pictures in the website background would go weird and appear all over the place.

Another challenge was being hacked with too many sites on one server, I had about 600 websites at one stage and one night 300 of them were hacked at the same time.

Some more basic blogging challenges at the beginning of my blogging career was.

Creating Graphics for my posts

Getting Images To Appear From My Blog On FB Posts

Posting a You Tube Video On My Blog

Adding Buy Buttons Taking Payments On  My Blog Posts or Pages.

 

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My Blogging Challenges – Because Life Isn’t Always Plain Sailing