Get An Autoresponder & Boost Your Internet Marketing

Shout quietly...

Shout quietly…

An autoresponder is a tool that will revolutionize the way you communicate with your new and old customers.

Recently I posted about keeping blog content flowing to keep your customers engaged. If you missed that article you can read it here. As you read that article did you wonder how you are to manage the data base and communication with thousands of people?

Wonder no more. I will show you how an autoresponder makes it all come together.

What is an autoresponder? It is a system that allows you to automate communications with people who opt into your mailing list. Bear in mind that my leaning is towards blogging as your main marketing platform. There are four functions that an autoresponder enables you to do:

1. An Autoresponder Merges Your List Building With Your Business Building Platform
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The biggest challenge every blogger faces is how to generate quality leads and build an email list of loyal customers. By integrating an autoresponder with your blog you can capture names and email addresses of people who visit your blog. Leaving their contact information means they are giving you permission to contact them..

An autoresponder enables you to integrate a capture form onto your blog. You must couple that capture form with a good quality, high value incentive for individuals to leave their names and email addresses.

2. An Autoresponder Allows You To Engage and Keep New Leads

As soon as an individual adds their name to your email list, your autoresponder should kick in. It should send them a welcome email and automatically deliver to them the offer that you promised them when they joined your mailing list. Engagement from a well written welcome email and a high value offer is likely to keep them on your list to eventually convert from prospects to customers.  Constant contact from you through the autoresponder is a sure way to do that. The system allows you to nurture new customers and create lifetime customers of the ones you already have.

3. Releases Time For You

The most effective way of utilizing your autoresponder is to create a series of automatic messages that a new registrant to your email list receives. Use both video and text communications for your follow up messages to be engaging. Videos with your face on them make the follow ups more personal. Once your autoresponder is set, you will not have to worry about sending individual welcomes to each person who signs up on your mailing list. That definitely releases a lot of time for you to attend to other aspects of your business.

By the way my friends at Getresponse provide autoresponder services and this being the holiday season they have some cool discounts if you would like to go ahead and get an autoresponder for your blog. Check out the discounts at their website here. They are also giving a bonus after purchasing. It’s a free course on building your list in either 90 or 180 days. It’s awesome!

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful network marketing business owner.

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How To Create Continuous Blog Content

Blog content, the life blood of blogging

Blog content, the life blood of blogging

Blog content is the life blood of internet marketing through blogging.
One of the biggest challenges that I have faced as a blogger is how to make sure I have a continuous flow of blog content to post for my blog audience.
Writers block can set in and you might find yourself going for days without posting any new blog content simply because you just cannot produce it.
In a bid to cure myself of the dreaded writer’s block, I read around and found several articles that allowed me to condense the solution into five steps that I am going to share with you here.
1. Schedule Your Time
It is painful to come to the end of a day and realize that it has gone by and you have not used it effectively. To be successful, you must organize the use of your time with the utmost discipline. Time has a tendency to pass by quietly. The discipline to notice that time is passing can only come if your day is mapped out with activities feeding into your goals to use as a yardstick when the day ends.
As a blogger, producing and publishing blog content is a definite activity that feeds into your goals. Set aside a specific time of the day when you carry out the task of producing blog content. Understand your body rhythm and make sure that the time you schedule is when your focus and concentration is at its best.
2. Just Write
When the time to write comes, sit down and just write. Do not be paralyzed by wanting the first draft to be perfect. That is one of the personal traits I have had to overcome, that of wanting my work to be perfect the first time. Once you have selected the subject for you to write about, just let it flow from your brain onto your screen or paper. That is why your computer has an editor! You can then edit the work to make it publishing ready.
3. Disengage or Take a Break:
Even machines have working cycles. As humans we also need to take a break when we feel that the body needs it. Walk away for a few minutes. Look outside the window, go to the garden for a walk or make yourself a refreshing drink in the kitchen. You can organize your breaks by using the Pomodoro Technique where you have a burst of work for about 20-25minutes and then take a 5-10 minute break. This technique teaches you to maximize your brain’s concentration power as it knows that relaxation is coming. I have decided to use my breaks to do menial tasks around the house such as soaking my laundry, dusting a piece of furniture, organizing a corner of the room that needs it etc.
4. Eliminate Distractions:
Have a proper designated working space where you can close the door and make sure that even the kids will not wander in to disturb you. If your focus is constantly being pulled between several different places, your productivity and quality of work is bound to suffer. In these days of social media however the kids are the least of your worries when it comes to distractions. When it’s time to create your blog content, silence or switch off all communication devices. Turn off notifications from Whatsapp, Facebook, Emails etc. In fact you should have specific times of day when you pay attention to these social media and have specific objectives to achieve when using them. I am a recovering social media addict myself and have switched off all notifications as I write this article.
5. Take Inspiration From Where You Find It
There are a number of inspiration sources that could work for you. I find reading or re-reading a chapter from one of my favorite books gives me ideas on blog content. Visit inspirational quote websites on your favorite topics. Take a walk. Listen to inspirational audios. Work with what you have access to. Sometimes I have had an idea of a blog article after talking to my kids or working in the garden. Do what suits your personality.Blog

Well, my formula is out on what works for me to bring forth the creative juices. I would love to hear from you what inspires you to create blog content or to write if you are a book author. Scroll down to the comments box and let me and our other readers know.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful network marketing business owner.

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Attraction Marketing Will Build You A Fortune

magnetic attractionHow would it feel if you received emails or calls from people who asked what you do and asked how they could be part of your team? That can happen for you through attraction marketing.

Sounds like network marketing heaven hey?

It is possible for that to happen if you take the time to build a reputable presence on the internet. People are looking for leaders to follow when it comes to network marketing. It is important for you to come across as that leader that they are looking for.

The art of doing that is called attraction marketing. You create an internet presence that attracts people to you who eventually become your clients or customers.

Now, the internet can feel like a jungle with everyone else shouting and clamoring for attention. How do you break through the noise from all these sources and get people to notice you as a leader? Here’s how:

1. Attraction Marketing Requires You To Be Yourself

Be as authentic as possible. You are you and you are unique. Let that uniqueness come out. What if you lose the following of other parts of society. Well there are two options for you:

• Avoid controversy and be like everyone else (What are the chances of being noticed and followed by your target market?)
• Be authentic and polarize people for or not for you (Get genuine followers who believe in your philosophy, really mean business and want success to follow you)

The whole point of attraction marketing is to attract the niche market that you are targeting. So talk the language that they understand. Do not be outright rude in your authenticity. It is in relation to the values that you stand for that define your philosophy and solve your target market’s problems that your uniqueness should stem, not from hate or a deliberate act of hurting others.

2. Offer A Unique Value Proposition

Give free value that is uniquely yours. Share knowledge and information that enables your target market to solve the pains and problems that are bugging them in relation to your subject. When you master a skill teach it to your followers for free as much as possible. The selling or monetization of your chosen marketing vehicle will come with time once your following is established.

Keep your content generic as opposed to it being specific to your primary business opportunity. That way when you monetize and start selling products you are likely to make money from the majority of people on your list. You will be in business with those who partner with you in your primary opportunity as well as with those who will do not partner with you. They will become customers for your generic products that help them to succeed in their chosen primary businesses.

3. Be a Person of Integrity

This goes without saying that for people to trust you, you must be a trustworthy person. Offer true value and not fly by night solutions. If you are to refer your customers to affiliate products, make sure these are products that you have purchased and used yourself. Refer them from a point of your personal satisfaction with that product. When you promise to deliver on any front, make sure you do as promised. Be transparent and open in all your dealings. There is only one of you and your reputation is the only one that you have. Once you mess it up, rebuilding that trust will be very tough if at all.

So to be successful in attraction marketing, you must be yourself, be of value to your target market and have integrity in all your dealings.

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Blogging Is A Powerful Home Business Profit Tool

Learn How Blogging for Profits Works

To express my passion for writing while employed in a scientific environment I started blogging in 2012. At first I was blogging just for fun as well as to share my thoughts with anyone who stumbled upon my content and got interested.

During that time I was also looking for ways of using internet marketing for my web based home business. My research led me to information that opened to me a whole new way of marketing using a blog. I realized I could turn my passion for writing into a powerful business opportunity.

I have over the years taught myself skills on how to set up a blog and learned from other bloggers how to improve the visibility of my blog on the net.

Let me share with you some important facts and skills that you need to know about how to use blogging to grow your home business profits.

1. Treat Blogging as a Business

If like most people you have been treating your blogging activities as a hobby, it is time for change. If you are to make a livelihood out of blogging, your attitude needs to change. You have got to treat it as a serious business and grant it the time that it deserves in your scope of daily activities. The phrase ‘try it out’ should not be in your vocabulary. Go all out and give it all you have in order to realize real profits.

2. Invest Some Money

Invested money breeds more money. In addition to your time, to have a successful blog you need to spend some money to make it look professional as well as to market it. When you make money from your blog, do not spend all of it. Reinvest some of it. Advertise your blog through PPC to generate more traffic. Rather than use a free theme, purchase one that will enhance your blog’s look as well as have SEO optimization intergrated into it . I use The Thesis Theme for WordPress

3. Have a Fall Back Plan As You Build Blogging Profits

While growing a plantation, it is necessary to grow annual crops for survival. You blog is a plantation and it will take some time to establish and start paying you big monies. In the meantime you need to be doing activities that will pay your bills in the immediate term. Allow advertising on you blog, market affiliate products as well as develop your own products to sell to create immediate income.

4. Blog Responsibly

A wide audience acceptance will make sure you make good monies from your blogging. For that to happen you must blog responsibly. Avoid coming across as an angry individual who is using the blog to vent out your anger and frustration at the world. Rather come across as offering solutions to people’s problems. Aim to post value content that people will keep coming back for.

Blogging really does pay off in the end. As a result of promoting my blog on social media I have been invited to be an author on a prominent job recruiting website. What it means for my blog is that it will receive more organic traffic as I back-link to it on content that I will post on the recruiting website.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a devoted mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful network marketing business owner.

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Three Simple Tips to Generate Targeted Leads

targeted leadsThe greatest challenge for nearly all network marketers is the generation of targeted leads. Lead generation is the name of the game for any opportunity. Without lead generation, your business will die. But what are targeted leads? These are people who want, or are looking for what you have to offer. More targeted leads mean better business volumes and more money into your bank account.

The best way to drive leads is to have a proven, simple duplicable strategy. Complex sucks.

Follow these 3 tips to generate quick spot on leads.

1 – Use Key Words

Centre each article on a keyword or key phrase. This targets your audience and helps you to generate quick targeted leads.

Include 1 keyword or key phrase in your title and repeat it four times in a 400 word article: once in the first and last paragraph and twice in the article body.

How do you know which keywords or keyword phrases to use? Tools such as Market Samurai and Google Keyword Tool will help you select the best keywords to use for your market niche.

Once that is taken care of make sure that you publish consistently on your blog. Write at least 3 to 5 articles per week to see any significant results.

2 – Avoid Non-Targeted Activities

Manage your time by ensuring you are doing the important activities on the internet. Do not spend countless hours on pages where you have no business being. When visiting social sites such as facebook, twitter or instagram clearly define why you are on each site.

Remember that most people on social sites are not there for network marketing. So it is so much better to write keyword-rich articles centered around your targeted keywords and posting links to these on the social sites than to aimlessly maintain a presence on all the sites.

Better still, optimise your articles for search engines so that those who search for the keywords find your articles and read them.

3 – Link Up To Your Squeeze Page

Increase the chances of clicks and quick targeted lead generation by leaving a link to your squeeze page on: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Youtube, Digg, Google Plus, WAYN, etc…There is no need to keep an active presence on all networks, except your selected one of choice, but do link up to your squeeze page on each site.

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