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

 

How to improve YouTube Rankings

Here are some tips on how to get your video ranked better on YouTube and google

When you watch a video on YouTube always click like or dislike.
Leave a comment whether you are watching your video or someone else’s video. This show interaction and that the video is engaging and also creates back links to your channel. It will also show up on your Google plus if you tick the box under the comments box
If you always like comment and share peoples videos they are people are likely to return the favour on your videos which should then rank you higher in the search engines. It’s the law of attraction, What you give out will come back to you

Sharing yours and others videos is a good idea as well. It gets them out there. And again if you share others videos they are more likely to share yours

The description is also important. Not so much for the people watching your videos but for the search engine spiders so they can tell what your video is about.

Also add a link/URL in the first line of your description so it is easy for people to click on. And make sure you say on your video “click on the link below” This doesn’t have to do with improving your ranking but it get people to where you want them.

 

Hope you liked the video

Please tell me what you think in the comments below

Have a fabulous 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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Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Why is it important to have a morning routine or ritual?

Do you wake up in the morning and hope that today is going to be a good day and then as you are walking to the bathroom kick the door(accidentally) and hurt your toe. You think “oh crap” which starts your day off with negative thought and the the day just turns from bad to worse.

What a way to start the day. A frosty morning on the Central Otago Rail Tral.

What if I told you that by having a morning routine could mean that most day would be good days. Sure you are still going to have the occasional bad one, that’s life.

I’ll tell you what I do for me morning routine so you get some idea what I am talking about.

When my alarm goes off get up have a glass of water then do my exercises. That takes about 10-15 minutes. I then make some porridge and while that’s cooking I make my lunch. As I eat my breakfast I read over my goals and thinks about them. Following that I do do the bathroom stuff. Then off to work. On the drive to work I will listen to inspirational audio filling my mind and body with positive energy.

This start my day in a way that lead to having a good or great day. Which lead to comments from the guys at work like. “why are you always so happy?” or “It’s good have you around?”

I suggest you try starting a morning routine. You don’t have to do exactly what I do but you do need to do something so you can start your day in a positive way. You may also want to start with one or two thing and then increase what you do as you get used to it.

Yes I also realise that you may have kids or others in the house that can interrupt your routine. But maybe you could get up a little earlier to insure that you can have some time to yourself before you start your day.

Here something I listen to on my drive to work. Click to receive your free copy

Maybe you already have a morning routine that you do every day. If so well done

Let me know what you do every morning (in the comment below). And how has it affected how your day have gone. I’d be interested to know

Have an amazing day Here something I listen to on my drive to work. Click to receive your free copy

Robbie

Take Action

Take Action

Live is very interesting

I often hear people talking about things they would like to do achieve. They will go and do courses on how to do it, read books about it dream about and talk about it.

But what they fail to do is put what they learn into action, I can be guilty of this at time as well. If you want to achieve anything you need to take action. It doesn’t have to be massive action it just has to be consistent action. As they say “How do you eat an elephant?. One bite at a time” Although you shouldn’t eat an elephant at all, but that’s another story.

If you want to get fit. Then get off the couch and on your bike. Take action

Do something small everyday that will take you closer to achieving your goal.  If you do this, in a months or two you will look back and say wow look how far I have come.

I am doing something every day now. I have been posting a blog everyday this month. The amazing thing about this is. I am not a writer, and some of these blogs can take me hours to put together. I have taken on this challenge because my mentor said that it was a requirement if I wanted to succeed with my online business. And as time goes on this will get easier I am sure of that.

Anyway here’s a video I shot called “Take Action”

What action are you going to take today to move you closer to what you want to achieve? Tell me in the comments below. Why? Because writing it down and sharing it also helps you to take action.

Have an absolutely wonderful day

Robbie

Can I Help You?

Can I Help You?

I have been learning about building an online business for a while new and getting there. So I have learn a lot and put it into practice.

Where are you on your journey?

Are you having trouble with anything?

Would you like help you with anything?

What are you trying to accomplish?

What is holding you back from from what you would like to achieve?

What would you like to learn more about?

What are your biggest frustrations?

So can I help you with any of this?

Feel free to contact me

Have a fabulous day

Robbie

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Talent Skill

Talent – Skill 

What is the difference between skill and talent?

Talent skill. You may say nothing, they are the same.

Talent

noun 1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing. 

Basically a talent is something that you are naturally good at, and that you like doing and find easy to do.

Skill

noun 1. the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well: Painting was one of his many skills.

Basically a skill is something you learn, practice and develop. This can take a lot of time, dedication, and hard work to develop. But once you have mastered it, it then becomes easy. But the harder you work and the more focused you are at learning the skill the quicker you will master it.

It is not talent that makes people successful it is skill. And as I mentioned skill is acquired through hard word and dedication.

It also help to have a coach, teacher or mentor to help and guide you in developing your skill.

Here’s a video of Will Smith talking about talent, skill and success.

On-line marketing is a skill that you can learn develop and practice to become successful at.

I am still learning this skill. It is taking time and effort to learn and master this skill.

What do you think? Leave a comment below

Have an awesome day

Robbie

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Your Attitude

You Attitude

Did you realise to your attitude can make a huge difference.

Zig show an amazing example of how your attitude can toward sometime or someone


I hope you enjoyed this video and got something from it

have an amazing day

Robbie

A Franchise. Why?

Buying A Franchise. Why?

So you are thinking about buying into a franchise
Why would you want to? I wouldn’t again!


You probably think who am I to say don’t buy into one.
Well I was a franchisee for 7 years. Find out more about that on my about me page
Yes I looked into it before I bought and all the reasons why a franchise business is/was a good idea.
Turn key operation
Someone to help and guide you as you get going
A proven operating system that works
An exclusive area
Bulk buying discounts
full support
Advertizing done for you
etc
These promises are all well and good but not always the whole truth
What’s the Cost of a Franchise?
The cost of a franchise starts at around $10k for a lawn mowing franchise. I have seen a lot rangeing from $100k to $350k with the likes of McDonalds well over the million dollar mark.
How long is it going to take to get a return on investment?
They say at least 3 years and often times longer. But a lot of the time you have just bought yourself a job in which you do long hours because you have invested a lot of money into it so you want to make it work. And it is often a low paid job at that. The bonus is that you can claim some of your living costs as business expenses. (I no from experience having been there and also knowing a few people that have also been there)
A good friend of mine bought into a lawn mower franchise. He said the only advantage with his was a lot of clients paid cash. But the franchise free was a fixed weekly amount.
Franchise Agreement
These are always written in the favour of the franchisor and generally any disputs end up costing the franchisee.
Hey there are good franchises out there and sometime you can do very well out of it. So be sure to do your due diligence.


Another option
Another option is building an online business.
The advantages of an online business are:-
You can work from home
You can target people all over the world
All you need is a laptop and an internet connection
No where near the same financial outlay as a Franchise business or off line business
Not stuck to a geographic location

have a fabulous day

 

Robbie

Never Give Up.

Never Give Up

I was listening to an audio today that told a story of Winston Churchill in his final year. I thought it was worth sharing
Sir Winston Churchill was call upon to address the graduating class of a very prestigious US military academy to give a speech on success and how to achieve it.
He approached the rostrum slowly, but deliberately. He was a very old man. There was not a sound coming from the audiance. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop as they waited in anticipation. Sir Winston arrived at the microphone, laid his cane down, took off his top hat and place his cigar on a tray , which especially been provided for him. He adjusted his glasses and slow surveyed the audience. He then turn to the microphone and clear spoken these three words. “Never give up!”
There was a long silent pause, then a few moment later he repeated those three words, just as clearly. “Never Give Up!”


He then silently surveyed his audiance again and after a few deathly quiet moments, he again repeated. “Never give up!”
With those words spoken, he put his top hat back on, picked up his cane, placed his cigar back in his mouth and slowly but deliberately left the stage up the centre isle thruogh the audience.
What a story.
And that is the key to success. “Never give up!” because as soon as you do. You failed. You may face obstacles that slow you down or trip you up and cause you to ponder. But as long as you never give up you will succeed.
Having done some research, I believe that this is only a story and it never actually happened. But it still carry a strong message to each of us.
So strive for success and never give up.
Have a fabulous day
Robbie