Interaction

Interaction Is The Key To Being Noticed.

Are you being noticed online? By people and by the search engines?

If you are like most bloggers and social networkers probably not. “Why is that?” I hear you ask. “I write blogs and share them on my social media sites, and shoot videos and post them on YouTube”

But do you like them and comment on them?

I see it all the time in groups that I’m in. They spend hours writing blog post(well if they are anything like me) Then they share it in groups and wait or move on to start their next blog. That’s it. That’s all they do. Then they wonder why no one likes, comments or shares their post or videos. Is This YOU?

Well that’s just not going to cut it. You are just not going to get found if that’s all you do.

So why do you blog, shoot videos, post picture and posts on social media?

  • Because someone (a mentor or coach) told you that is what you should do to build your business and your following?
  • You are passionate about something and love writing about it
  • You really want to share information and help others?

Whatever the reason is I bet you want people to read your posts, comment on them and share them with others and build your following

To achieve this you need to follow the golden rule. (Assuming you’re putting out great content)

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  So what does this mean when it comes to blogging and the social media sites?

It’s simple

  1. If you want people to read that blog you spent hours writing, shooting and uploading videos and picture to. Then read other peoples blogs.
  2. If you want people to comment on your blog, then when you are reading other peoples blogs leave a comment. But not just “great post”, make sure that it shows that you have actually read the blog (for more about commenting)
  3. If you want people to like or +1 your posts then like and +1 other peoples posts
  4. If you want people to share your posts/video etc then you need to share other peoples posts videos etc.

In short to get interaction and engagement on your sites, pages and channels YOU need to interact and engage on other sites, pages and channels.

Here’s the bonus

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Check this out to find out what you need to be doing

If you interact and be engaging on other sites, channels, pages and no one returns the favour. It doesn’t matter because when you are interacting and engaging you are being watched and noticed. “Big Brother Is Watching” well not actually big brother but the search engines are. You are creating links and backlinks to you and your site, that is if you have linked your social media pages/channels to your website. I will cover this in another blog.

I can hear you saying “I don’t have the time to do all this.”

Let me tell you something. You do have options

Option 1

You quit making excuses and you make/find the time because you want to make this happen and you realise that it’s not all about you. You get what you give, and you reap what you sow.

Option 2

You blog/post less frequently, like every other day instead of everyday. This will then give you time so you can comment, like and share other peoples blogs, posts etc on the day you are not doing your blog. And the fact is it doesn’t matter if you don’t blog/post every day, just as long as you are consistent with it.

Option 3

Keep doing what most people are doing or should I say not doing. And hope like hell that someone from option 1 or 2 finds your stuff and is kind enough to leave a comment and share your stuff.

Let me know your thoughts about interacting and engagement in the comments below

Share this post so we can educate people on how to be found online

Have an amazing day

Robbie

 

 

 

 

Online Business. Advantage And Disadvantages

If you are considering building an online business or taking an existing business online you may want to know some of the advantages and disadvantages

First the Advantages

  • Low start up cost. Because you don’t have to lease/buy premises and fit them out
  • You can work from anywhere as long as you have a laptop/ipad/tablet and internet access
  • Your hour can be flexible as you don’t have to be there when someone visits your website
  • Your market is not limited by a geographic location. You can target people all over the world
  • Low/no staff. You can run it your self
  • Low ongoing costs
  • Can be low – no stock costs

Disadvantages

  • Can be lonely sitting behind a computer
  • Can be overwhelming in the early stages but it is the same with an offline business as well
  • Finding the right training as there are lots that like to sit behind their computers and promise the world but deliver not much
  • Finding what to promote/sell but you can have the same problem off line same well

If you are interested in starting and building an online business the training program that I am using is one of the best. Or I should say it is the best I have come across the believe me I have spent/wasted a quite bit a money on different program the have either just been BS or haven’t given the full story.

I am learning from a couple of young guys, Stuart and Jay(in their thirties) who have figured it out and made millions promoting other peoples products.  They have joined forces(as the SFM) to teach other like you and me how to do it. They also provide the tools to help run and manage your online business. Like registering a domain, web-hosting, lead capture page creator, tracking program plus more

There is also an online community for help, support, encouragement and masterminding. The community is one of the best benefits about the SFM.

 

Skype Emoticons

Skype Emoticons

The other day one of my friends sent me a message on Skype

Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here: http://skypemoticonscomplete.com/?skype=1″

So I click on it because I thought I was missing something she sent me.  BAD MOVE

SkypEmoticon is a malware so do not install any kind of new extensions for viewing Skype animated icons. Please install the animated icons from well reputed companies do not install them on your friend’s request.
I didn’t realize this and I installed it.

It downloaded a piece of software on to my computer that put blocks ads on every page that I browsed on the internet. You could click the x to close them down. But it also put links in the text to take you to difference pages and servery pages

Over the next couple of days I spent quite a bit of time trying to get rid of it.

Here is how to get rid of it.

1- Uninstall SkypEmoticons from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs

but it is still there
2 – So go to your Task Manager -> processes and click end task

3 – Then go to file manager and then delete the folder named SkypEmoticons from Roaming folder as in the image. Usually the path is“C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\SkypEmoticons”

4 – I then did a search of all computer files for “skypemoticons” and deleted all files that came up

But I still had the problem so installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and ran a scam. This program is worth installing but I still had the problem.

5 – I tried a different browser,(I always use Google chrome) internet explorer, and the problem was gone. So I went into Google chrome and found SkypEmoticons in there under extensions. You can find that by clicking the 3 bars under the x in the top right corner of your browser, then clicking setting and then extensions found and deleted SkypEmoticons

6 – It was still there so the final step was to uninstall Google chrome and re-install it. That finally got rid of it

I would recommend that you do all these steps just to be sure.

I hope this helped you fix your problem. If it did please leave a comment below.

Happy browsing

Robbie

 

How To Overcome A Bad Day

How do you turn your bad days round?

Yesterday I had a bad day.

I got an email first thing in the morning and it really annoyed me and it was on my mind all day.

To overcome it I went and hung out in a Facebook group where everyone is positive, give great feedback, is inspirational, supportive and encouraging.

How could you not turn your day around when you associate with people like that.

It is truly an awesome amazing group to be involved with.

How do you turn your bad days around? Please tell me below

Have an amazing day

Robbie

Adwords Suspension

Adwords Suspension

When I first got into building an online business I was all keen and excited. Following the instructions

I was told you need a authority site. That’s a site where you post your blogs, and have an “about me” page, a “contact me ” page etc.

note. This is my authority site so feel free to have a look around and learn a bit about me(Robbie)

I was also told to have another site for your promotions. You know for your sales pages, landing pages and thank you pages. So I did that as well

Then I decided to run some Google adwords campaigns. Off I went and created a few ads.

I was going to help the world transform their live and make money while I was at it. I can’t remember what ads were, but along the lines of “make money online” and sent them straight to a landing page. The results were dismal and the cost was high so moved onto something else and forgot about my adwords account.

Well earlier this year I thought I would try some ads on YouTube so went into to my adwords account and here’s what I saw

 

So I did some investigating. I clicked here, I clicked there, opened this page and that page, read policies but I could figure it out. So I asked for clarification from Google. Then waited and waited . A week or so later I got an explanation.

“We confirm that your site (http://home-internet-business-now.com/) has been suspended for violating our User Safety – Get rich quick policy. In response to multiple complaints received from users and publishers about this category of ads, it’s Google’s policy to not accept ads that present a poor site experience to our users.” 

So I thought I will fix the problem and got rid of all my site(including the one at fault) that just had landing pages etc. I also sorted out all my site and made sure there was nothing along the lines of get rich quick or make money online

I then replyed to there email and listed all my site and told them I no longer owned the http://home-internet-business-now.com/. Could I get my account unsuspended?

I got the same reply back. I was confused and seeing the option to phone them decided to try that today

So I rang then gave all the details etc then explain the situation and that I got rid of the site and no longer own the domain.
Here’s how the conversation went from there.
He said “I understand all but until that domain complies with Google adwords policy your account will remain suspended.”
I said ” So you mean to tell me that I need to purchase that domain back” with a note of sarcasm and disbelief
he replied “Yes”
Me “And if I redirect it to my other site is that ok.”
Him “No. You can’t redirect or park it,”
Me “So I will need create a website with information on it?”
Him “Yes and promote something else.”
Me ” Oh OK. Thanks for your help”

Now how bizarre is that?

So this evening I have repurchased that domain and I am now about to create a website

I hope you found it as a amusing as I have. Share your Thought in the comments below.

Have an amazing day

Robbie

 

 

 

 

Sick Of Your Job

Sick Of Your Job

Do you actually like your job?

Do you leap out of bed on a Monday morning when your alarm goes off and go  “Hooray I’m off to work today”, gobble down down some breakfast make your lunch and hurry out the door. Oop not so fast I must clean my teeth first. Race off in the car, hey don’t hold me up I just can’t wait to get to work. As you rush into work you leap into the air, with a big smile on your face, and yell at the top of your voice “YAY IT’S MONDAY I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH OVER THE WEEKEND”

NO? not you?

Are are you like most people on a Monday morning

The alarm screeches “Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa!”  You roll over whack the snooze button, get another 10 minute sleep. Then it goes again “Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa!” Oh I better get up and get ready, you go through the morning ritual again, breakfast, make lunch, wash, shave, teeth and out the door. The same ritual you have been doing for the last 30 years. As you drive to work, it’s start pouring down, the traffic slows down. Consequently you get there 5 minute late. The boss see you walk in and goes off his head “Why the F*** are you late/ You know you’re s’posed to be ready at eight blah blah blah.” Yea it’s the same sh.t different day. You don’t really enjoy what you’re doing. The guys are ok the boss is a tosser, Some day aren’t so bad but it could always be better. You wonder why the hell do you keep doing this?

Well it’s what everyone does, its what we’re taught in school, it’s what our parents taught us and it’s what their parents taught them. Isn’t it?

Go to school get an education, get a job, work till you’re 65 and retire. Although my dad told me to get a trade so that’s what I did.

Does it really have to be this way?

No it doesn’t. There are alternative.

You can build your own business(online), as Robert Kiyosaki mentioned in Rich Dad Poor Dad. And it isn’t that hard any more, as we are getting into the digital age. “What the digital age?” I hear you ask.

Well just look around. We have computers, tablets, smart phone, online banking, online shopping, online dating, blogs, websites, Ebay, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Pinterest, YouTube, TV on-demand, eBooks, iTunes etc You get the picture.

“How can I build an online business?” You ask. “When I can’t do much more the checking my emails, online banking, finding stuff on Trade Me/Ebay and surfing the net on my computer and as for the smart phone I use that for phone calls, texts and taking picture.”

Well let me tell you. It wasn’t so long ago I was much the same. Still haven’t figured out the smart phone though.

But I now have 2 websites, a YouTube channel,  I’m on a lot of the social media platform and learning new stuff all the time. I am building my own online business after work and in the weekend and loving it. Yea there is a bit of work involved and it’s taking some time to build but building any business takes time. Doesn’t it?

I’m learning from a couple of guys(Stuart and Jay) that have made a lot of money(millions) through online marketing. And now they”re teaching others, like me, how to do it. But unlike many so called internet guru they actually want to see their student succeed. And with their step by step training, webinars, support, tools and an online community of positive, friendly, helpful people on the same journey, many of them are succeeding.

I am looking at replacing my job and working from home, or where ever else I choose to work. as long as I have my laptop and an internet connection.

If you’d like to find out more on how you too can learn the skills to build your own online business to

  • replace your income
  • pay off your debt
  • give you the funds you need for your retirement and
  • go on those holidays you have always wanted

 Have a fantastic day

Robbie

 

3 Newbie Blogging Mistakes

3 common mistakes that blogger make when they first start blogging are

  1. Don’t set their Permalinks
  2. Keep their plugins up to date
  3. Don’t delete the sample post “Hello World”

I have done a video to show you how to fix these mistakes

Don’t Set Their Permalinks

The way you set you permalinks is on your dashboard,

Click “Settings” then click “Permalinks” and under common setting check “Post

Keep Plugins Up To Date

this is very simple. Click on plugins and it will tell you which ones aren’t up to date just click on up date and that’s done.

Delete “Hello World” Post

Having the “Hello World” post show you are new at the game . All you have to do is go into All Posts and find the “Hello World” post and click trash under it Done.

Back Up Your Site

Bonus tip make sure you backup your site regularly. You can do this by going into “Tools” and exporting your data. Or get a plugin called Backup Creator follow the instructions and it will save it to your computer

I hope these tips have been helpful. If you have any questions or problems leave a comment below and I will get back to you

have a wonderful day

Robbie

 

 

Daily Blogging Checklist

This morning I was reading a post about bloggers block which lead me to Pinterest and this pinned picture

Daily Blogging Checklist from Becca at Amuse Your Bouche it is printable

 

Visit Becca post about the Daily Blogging Checklist. Just click here

Writing and posting a daily blog is only part of the picture

There is a lot more you need to do to get your blog seem. I am still learning this so I haven’t been doing it either. You need to remember you should consistently be doing four things:

  • promoting your latest  blog posts
  • promoting old blog posts (otherwise they’ll get lost and never be seen again!)
  • connecting with other bloggers and their blogs
  • sharing other bloggers’ content (what goes around comes around!)

Promoting you latest Post

You need to share your blog post on social media like Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon or any others you are on.

Promoting old Posts

You also need to be re-sharing old posts on social media because

  1. they get lost in the news feeds
  2. Not everyone see it when you share it the first time
  3. You put in the effort to create it share it again or it will get lost.

Connect with other Bloggers

Choose some posts/bloggers that interest you. and make the effort to leave each blogger a genuine comment on their post. Comments that just say ‘great blog!’ or ‘thanks for sharing’ are pretty useless – they’re not helpful, and they don’t show that you’ve even read the post. What you need to do is leave comments that are at least a couple of sentences, which show that you’ve actually paid attention, and that you’re actually trying to make a connection with them – something more like ‘I like what you’ve said about …….. in your post I hadn’t look at it in that way before”  Make sure it is related to the post and shows you are interested in what they’ve said.

Sharing Other Bloggers’ content

Make sure you share other peoples content. You can do this by sharing their links on social media or sharing their content in your blog. There is a good reason for this, it is the law of attraction. What you give out will come back to you or put another way. What goes round comes round. Also give credit where credit is due. For example most of the information for this blog came from Becca at Amuse Your Bouche. Please checkout her blog on this topic.

There’s a few things you should think about when sharing blog posts, whether they’re yours or someone else’s.

  • Think carefully about where you’re sharing and how often you’re sharing. It’s OK to tweet multiple times each day, but if you post to Facebook too often, you risk annoying your followers. Try not to post to Facebook more than about 2-3 times a day max.
  • Make sure you give credit where credit is due – if possible, tag the owner of the blog post (this mostly applies to Twitter and Facebook).
  • Don’t share other people’s content in places where it might be assumed you’re taking credit for their work.
  • Don’t post everything all at once – if you’re planning on tweeting ten times in one day, for example, spread your tweets out through the day. Not only is there less chance of you annoying someone by flooding their feed, you’re also more likely to be seen by more people. If you’re not online all day long, you can use a service such as Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule posts to go out at various intervals throughout the day.

All this may seem to be a lot work, but by spending just half an hour or so every day on sharing content, you’ll get so many benefits!

Good luck with your blogging and sharing

have an amazing day

Robbie

 

What Is More Important? A Facebook Page Or A Blog?

This is a very interesting question and something I wasn’t sure of until I came across a blog post by Jo Barnes from http://onlinemarketingaddicts.com/

Who is Jo Barnes you may ask? She a a Facebook expert, She started on-line on Facebook back in 2009 and has put out quite a number of Facebook courses(her latest is Facebook Domination) as well as other social media courses.

Here her blog

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fbpageorblog-1024x535You might even be asking why even have either?

Well here’s why;

Your blog or website is your home. This is where you get to give your opinion on news and events in your niche, guide others and give advice, publish great and valuable content and showcase products and services.

Your Facebook page and all the social networks for that matter are your distribution and relationship building channels.

Here you can post about your blog updates, distribute your valuable content and have dynamic real time conversations about yours and others opinions on news and events in your niche.

The added benefit of your Facebook page and social media networks are that you’re taking the Mountain to Muhammad, rather than the other way around.

Your audience are on the networks, not on your blog (yet), so by publishing and distributing your content on Facebook your audience get to see it without having to make any effort.

So with that in mind, the answer to the main question, “Which should you have a Facebook page or a blog” is of course both. The more important question is;

Which one should come first!

When I first fell over Facebook in 2010, I had nothing but a Facebook page for the best part of 18 months. All my content was published on my page, all my videos, articles, events, news, opinions and even announcements about my products etc.

It all went on my page and I was able to build a large audience in just a short amount of time.

That was of course back in the days of huge organic reach. We didn’t have to advertise much back then to get lots of engagement and interaction on our pages.

The Benefits of Sowing First!

However, even though times have changed there’s merit in publishing a lot of your personally created content directly on Facebook.

In fact if you take a look at Brendon Burchards Facebook Page he creates a video, adds it to his tumblr blog, then creates images and articles from his video content and puts that directly on his Facebook page, sometimes with links to his tumblr blog sometimes without.

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Kim Garst is another great example of someone who puts a lot of imag

es and content on her page without the need to link out to her site all the time (notice the blog url is cleverly used on all images though)

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Mari Smith is a fantastic example of someone who hardly EVER links out to her content, but constantly links to everyone elses’s – quite possibly the most inclusive person online today!

Your Content ‘Farm’

What I’m saying by giving these examples is that although your website is your ‘content farm’ or ‘factory’ as Michael Hyatt would put it, the bulk of the ‘sowing’ is done on your Facebook page or social media networks.

And what comes first sowing or reaping?

Not only that, but let’s be honest, which is easier and will happen faster? A Facebook Page or a Website?

Exactly! Not only is it easier and faster to get a Facebook page live, but it’s also faster and easier to get in front of an audience. Without wishing to sound crass – Money loves speed – the quicker you can help people and add value the faster you can build a community.

So make it easy on yourself and get out there and sow!

Create your Facebook page, build your community, build those relationships and guess what. When you launch your website, you’ll have an instant audience!

Steps to Take if You’re Just Starting Out

  1. Create a Facebook page
  2. Fill with great content including the kind of articles you would post on a blog and also link back to others, share information and generally be awesomely valuable (not strictly a word but you know what I mean!
  3. Start building your blog on the backend
  4. Convert some of your FB articles to full blown blog articles
  5. Continue to grow using your blog as your content ‘farm’ and Facebook as a distribution channel

Take Your Facebook Page to the Next Level even If You’re Just Starting Out

  1. Create a simple conversion funnel and add to a tab on your page
    1. Create a Pinned Post about the tab
    2. Use FB Ads to build your community and grow your audience

    In summary, you need to remove any bottlenecks or barriers to your progression and begin to build your community and your relationship with your community as soon as possible.

    Don’t wait until you have a perfectly branded website or a content rich blog, use social media to expedite your exposure, that’s what it’s there for.

    As a good friend of mine always says – Get it done, then get it right!

    I would love to know if this post is going to inspire you to to take some action right now.

    Comment below and let me know, what’s holding you up from making progress?

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Please visit Jo Barnes’ blog http://onlinemarketingaddicts.com/ She provides an awesome amount of valuable content in her blogs. And I would highly recommend visiting her site.

I hope you enjoyed what Jo had to share in this blog

So having read this what do you think is more important? A Facebook Page or a Blog?

please leave your comments below

Have an amazing day

Robbie

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