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written by John Chow on August 21, 2014

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There are many reason I am successful, but one of the biggest has to be my level of consistency. When this blog started, I average over two blog posts a day everyday for five years. And it was this constant posting level that allowed the blog to be successful.

If you want to succeed online, you must be consistent. You pick one program, like blogging or MTTB, and you follow it. Day in. Day out. Do it. Work it.

Consistency transcends to other things online as well. You have to be consistent in growing your list. You have to be consistent at putting out new blog posts. You have to be consistent at building relationship with your readers. You have to be consistent in getting sales. Etc.

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If you haven’t seen the success that you desire yet, ask yourself, “Have I really been
consistent in putting the hours in each day, or am I allowing others to distract me?”

If you’ve become a little distracted, it’s not all your fault. The Internet has a very high signal to noise ratio. It’s easy to get distracted with the latest shiny object. However, it’s your job to tune that stuff out.

Take my ebook, the Ultimate Online Profit Model, for example. It details the business models I use to make six-figure monthly income online, and live the Dot Com Lifestyle. It lays out a plan to follow, and if you’re consistent in following it, you will be successful.

The problem is, most people have a problem with being consistent. They get easily distracted by the newest thing. Hopefully, you’re not one of them. Success is a journey and does take time. My blog made zero for the first eight months of its life, and yet I was still doing over two blog posts a day. Imagine what would have happened had I decided to quit blogging at month eight because I had made nothing. Wouldn’t you feel I would be justified? I have written nearly 500 blog posts and have not made a penny. Working for nothing back then was the price I paid to have what I have today. Being consistent with my blogging, even when it was making zero, is one of the biggest keys to online success.

We all start from zero. How successful you become will be largely determined by how consistent you are at working through the pain of seeing no return for months down the road. Will you continue, or will you move on to the next shiny object?

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written by John Rampton on August 19, 2014

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As you probably now, content marketing doesn’t stop after that killer blog post is published. It doesn’t stop after you’ve pushed it on social media. It keeps going on well-after you’ve bothered your contacts about this amazingly awesome piece of content that you’ve devoted hours to creating and nurturing. Now it’s to make sure that you’re able to maximize the reach of that all so-important content. And, here’s three ways that you can accomplish that.

1. Share Your Content Throughout The Day

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Yes. We’re all aware that you have to share your content on social media. But it takes more than just posting a blog article once and that’s it after it goes live. Why? Because it’s going to get buried underneath all of the other content that has been shared throughout the day. So, how often should you share your content?

Here is the suggested amount of times that you should be sharing your content onto social media according to Buffer:

  • Twitter – 14 times per day, from midnight to 10:00 p.m. Central Time, never more than once per hour; seven times per day on weekends, from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., roughly every three hours
  • Facebook – 2 times per day, seven days a week, 10:08 a.m. and 3:04 p.m.
  • LinkedIn – 1 time per day, 8:14 a.m., no weekends
  • Google+ – 2 times per day, 9:03 a.m. and 7:04 p.m., no weekends

Speaking of Buffer, you can use it to schedule your content onto Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at different times of the day. Other tools that you can use to schedule and monitor your content on social media would be HootSuite, Social Sprout and Alternion – which even combines email addresses.

2. Reach Wider Audiences

This probably sounds more vague than it actually is, but try to think out just your audience on social media. Where else would people be looking for this content? Yahoo Answers, Quora, Reddit or StumbleUpon are other locations where you can share your content. Just don’t be too spammy, try to tie it into the community.

Also consider paid media. This is where you would pay for newspaper, television, radio or direct mail ads. More effectively today, however, would be for paying for sponsored Facebook posts, promoted tweets, or LinkedIn ads. It’s a great way to reach more general audiences.

3. Repurpose Your Content

Just because you have a written a blog post doesn’t mean that it can’t be used again in another form. For example, you could take that article and use the information to create an infographic. You could take your most popular 25 articles and create an ebook. You could interview an influential person in your industry for a blog post and later create a podcast by using the audio.

The idea of repurposing your content is taking some of your best material and converting it into another format to share over and over again. Because it’s in a different form it can even be distributed on to different formats – that interview is transcribed and shared on Twitter, the video shared on YouTube, etc. It also saves you and or your staff some work since you won’t have to start from scratch.

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written by John Chow on August 19, 2014

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written by Michael Chibuzor on August 18, 2014

Email marketing is the best sales driver.

By far, communicating with loyal subscribers through email will produce tremendous results than facebook and twitter engagements combined.

If you want to increase your bottom line and grow your online business, you need to get started with EM.

Many online entrepreneurs are still on the fence. They think their prospects are within their reach and can easily find them. But that’s not true. Even if you’re providing your service locally, you still need to integrate emails into your mix – it’ll make a whole lot of difference.

Having considered the impact of engaging prospects and customers through emails, I’ve nailed down the seemingly uncountable reasons into three.

Yes, feel free to give your opinion at the end of this post – I’ll be waiting for your useful comment. Here are the 3 core reasons to do email marketing:

1.   Personality

A lot of arguments on the importance of personality have been going on, as regards to enhancing your brand image online.

But did you know that your potential customers are eagerly searching to know you personally? I mean, they’re tired of reading those sales pages, hyped-up video sales letters and they want something better. A personal touch is where marketing is heading to. You can achieve that through email marketing.

79% of your email subscribers are also on 5 – 10 different email lists? How do you differentiate yourself and get your emails read? That’s why personality is the core reason for using email marketing because you can achieve that.

Unlike Facebook and Twitter where distraction is at its peak, you can gradually infuse personality into your email letters, broadcasts emails, send out surveys that are personal and get all the feedback you require.

If you don’t have enough money to buy email autoresponder now, you can enjoy Getresponse Free for 30 Days. I highly recommend GR, because of their powerful platform.

2.   Rich Analytics

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Can you really track how far you’re going with Facebook, Twitter and other social media marketing? I doubt it. The truth is that you can leverage emails to get a richer analytics on the right business metrics.

Such metrics that would affect your business growth through emails include: click through rate, list growth, open rate, unsubscribes and complaints. More importantly, you can use retargeting to further understand your subscribers even if they didn’t purchase your product at the first glance.

Just like Google Analytics that helps you track the most vital metrics in your business, you need to also get a richer overview of what is going on while dealing with your target audience. This is what email marketing can give you. If you’re not involved yet, get started today.

3.   Conversion

According to a recent study by Blue Kangaroo (source), 70% of email subscribers have used discounts and coupon codes they received from emails to shop online. What does this tell you? Simple: email is the top rated platform that can increase your conversion rate.

A rule of thumb when sending prospects to your website: don’t send leads directly to your sales page or affiliate link, instead send to your landing page to capture their email address – then start engaging them via your autoresponder follow-up emails.

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Did you also know that mobile marketing has become the ultimate medium to reach your target audience? Experian Q3 Study revealed that 50% of all unique opens and 40% unique clicks on your email takes place on the mobile devices.

There you have it, the 3 core reasons why email marketing should be your absolute priority. As usual, leave a comment below and let the awesome community learn from you. You’re the best!

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written by John Rampton on August 17, 2014

In the world of digital marketing, we are bombarded every day with the jargon that we ourselves have created. Article after article about Google algorithm updates, a new “how to get more likes on Facebook” article, the post about the day-old technology platform and how that can benefit your business – the list goes on and on.

For those of us who live and breathe SEO and Social Media, these posts eventually become noise and obvious cries for attention from just another marketing blog trying to make a dent in the oversaturated world of marketing blogs. For the authors who have built their reputation and authority on the subject matter, they become indispensable reads that equate to an on-going, college-level class that we will forever be attending.

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The problem for the rest of the world paying attention to this content, i.e business owners who are looking for new ways to drum up new customers, is that while WE know who to pay attention to, what blogs to read and who to ignore, the general population of business owners looking for marketing advice does not, and this leads to more damage than doing them good when it comes to developing their own marketing and advertising campaigns. Do you fit into this group?

I’ve been to so many client kick-off meetings with a business owner who barely had a proper website built and maybe a few business cards printed before hearing them ask “What do you know about the Penguin update? We want to make sure we’re not going to get hit with a penalty” or “What is your approach to marketing on Pinterest? We here that is getting a lot of attention from our sources”.

These kinds of conversations can really cause me to have a nervous breakdown at times! Okay, I’m kidding, but if you’re not someone who’s marketing or a living, you need to take  step back to marketing 101 and ask yourself the following questions. Put the iPad down and stop reading so many blogs for a change. Pull out a plain sheet of paper and a pen, and let’s get to work. We’re going to learn what marketing is really about by answering these 3 simple questions:

What are the benefits of what you are selling?

Let’s say you just invented the most fascinating new widget the world has ever seen? Why should anyone buy it? How will it make my life better? Does it solve a problem? Can it make things work faster? What does it do and why do I need to have it?

It’s amazing how many people think that just because something was invented that people will automatically buy it. Before you do any marketing you need to understand how to talk about a product or service’s benefits in order to write the copy and content that will explain that to your target audience.

Who are you selling it to?

Where are you going to market this product? Don’t answer with “social media” or you may get punched in the face! Seriously, too many business owners get caught up in the SEO and social media hype to really plan out HOW they are going to use those tools to find the right audience to market their content to.

Rankings in Google and traffic from social don’t help if the people you’re reaching don’t care or understand what you are trying to get across to them.

What is your story?

Once you really understand how to talk about your product or service (focus on benefits) and who you are going to be talking to, you can then TELL A STORY. That’s really the whole point of marketing, is finding out who wants to hear your story and then telling it; it’s as simple as that.

Why did you start your company? How did the product come to be? How has your service changed the lives of your customers? Being able to tell a story will then enable you to finally explore all these wonderful tactics the web has to offer in order to spread that story and get in front of your customers. Without your story you can’t write the article that goes viral and then pops up in Google for your target keywords. That’s how it works!

The web has changed marketing and advertising in big ways, but that doesn’t mean that the fundamentals don’t apply. As a matter of fact, these fundamentals play an even bigger role today than they ever have, as digital channels continue to become more and more crowded and competitive. Those who have the right message and knows who wants to hear it will be the ones who will be savvy with online channels and ultimately become successful.

So the next time you hear about a new Google update or social-fad-of-the-week, ask yourself if it applies to your core strategy and whether you need to devote any actual time or effort to it. You might find that you have much more important things on your plate (which hopefully includes spending time on your most profitable marketing channels!)

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