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Leverage

5 Ways to Leverage Your Online Business

There are many people who search the internet looking for information to start their own online business.

The idea of wanting to have control over your schedule and the freedom to work whenever and wherever you want is alluring.

The internet is filled with endless opportunities.

These opportunities can create success in your life and give you the things you desire most.

One thing I can guarantee is it’s going to take dedication and commitment.

If you have the right mindset and the desire to succeed you will succeed, but it won’t happen overnight.

It’s easy to get caught up in the marketing tactics of those that promote instant riches and little to no work involved, but in my experience online that’s not the case.

A foundation has to be built and processes need to be followed before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

By developing a successful system and following that system you can make your journey much simpler, but not easier.

If you currently have an online business or are looking to start one, today I wanted to discuss some ways to create leverage in your business and make your business work for you.

5 Leverage Tips to Propel Your Online Business

1. Leverage the Internet

The internet is a huge place with many people navigating different website daily.

Depending on your niche, this gives you so many opportunities for sources of free traffic to build your list and make sales.

You can utilize forum marketing, social media, guest blogging, article marketing, and video marketing to increase your traffic and build relationships.

Using these resources require a bit of time, but they generate targeted traffic that gives you the ability to make sales.

2. Leverage Other Marketers

One of the best ways to make your business/products more visible is to utilize the resources of others who do what you do.

If you build relationships with other marketers online you can get them to promote your business and products to their contacts.

Now you have expanded your efforts by using other people and they get rewarded with commissions or the ability to gain new subscribers by tapping into your list or traffic.

3. Leverage Your Email List

Building an email list is one of the best methods to build a successful business online.

By creating quality content and resources that people can use to succeed you can build a successful business for yourself.

If you have a list of 5 or 5,000 you need to leverage that list by sending them relevant content that’s going to make their business better.

Do not focus on products, services, or topics that can’t help them.

Focus on finding problems and providing solutions.

4. Leverage Your Reputation

Focus on building your brand and creating a positive reputation for yourself.

While you can’t please everyone, do your best to do your best.

Spend your time one marketing yourself through your blogging, social media, and videos.

Over time people will see your consistency and want to follow and learn from you.

It’s all about exposure.

5. Leverage on Outsourcing Work

When you get to a point where you have extra expenses to put into your business your can free up time by outsourcing some of your work.

There are many sites online that offer services for work that can be done in your business.

You can get people to write articles, optimize your website, design your graphics, etc.

This can give you more time to spend on marketing and building your brand.

Always focus on how you can make your business better no matter how successful you may feel it’s going.

There will come a time where you just won’t be able to do everything on your own.

You will have to outsource different things to continue to expand your business.

Whether it be SEO, articles, content, or layout you will have to let someone else do the dirty work for you.

Don’t get discouraged, this means your business is growing.

Create a plan for yourself and work that plan.

Everything will not go perfectly, but with a plan you give yourself and your business a better road map to reach the destination of success.

Best Wishes!

Traffic

3 Ways to Generate Traffic via Youtube

Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. If you want to make money online once you have your business setup the only way to make money is by generating traffic.

Now there are loads of different ways to get traffic to your website or offer, but for the sake of this article the focus will be on Youtube.

If you are not camera shy or afraid of doing videos Youtube is a great way to get people in front of what you want them to see.

It’s the second most visited search engine in the world behind Google. Meaning…people are watching and looking for information by the flocks.

When I first started doing Youtube videos I was nervous and figured my videos were not that great.

And to this day I think that, but I’ve made countless friends from my Youtube videos and even sales.

And it was all free!!!

Uploading videos to Youtube is an easy way to show people who you really are instead of just allowing them to read your blog posts or see your offer.

You give them a reason to like or dislike you, but more importantly to see who you truly are in the flesh, which helps in building that relationship with them.

One of the main issues I had when coming up with Youtube content was ideas on what videos to create.

Hopefully, this post will help you get over that hump and get you started with great Youtube content as soon as today.

The idea behind these videos are to show your expertise or knowledge on a particular topic.

Let’s get started on the first video you can create:

1) Talking on a Particular Topic

This is the easiest and most basic of the three, but very effective in getting your point across. You have probably comes across videos like these online. All it takes is a camera, a topic, and the ability to upload the video to Youtube. The only time required is how long it takes to do the video and however much time is takes to upload it. You usually want these videos to be in between 2-5 minutes so people don’t lose interest. Be precise and to the point with your thoughts or ideas on your topic or niche.

2) Doing “How-to” Videos

“How-to” videos do very well on Youtube because people enjoy being able to actually learn how to do something. As stated earlier it’s the second largest search engine around and people are usually looking to figure out solutions to a problem they are having. If you are comfortable with doing how to videos you can easily generate traffic using this method. You can demonstrate these videos yourself or you can do a presentation using pictures. People enjoy looking for ways to do things on their own and you can be that gap for them using this method. Software like screencast o matic (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com), camstudio (http://www.camstudio.org), or camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com) can be used to create these videos. You may need to learn how to edit, but practice makes progress.

3) Interviewing an Expert

Lastly, you can interview an expert. This method is awesome because you don’t necessarily have to know much about the topic, but just knowing the right questions to ask the expert. This in turn increases your credibility with your viewers. It also shows that you associate yourself with like-minded people and have the ability to get top notch interviews.

Other benefits include getting traffic from the interviewers fans. Most people you are interviewing will probably let their viewers know that you will be interviewing them and will probably invite them to listen to the interview. This helps boost you up a bit because they feel like you are an expert as well. You get high-quality content without really having to put in much work. And the traffic you get will be highly targeted traffic, which is generally what you want.

Begin today to put any of these three methods to use. Work on trying all three and become an expert in your niche or field of work and see how quickly you can boost your traffic all for free.

How to Write Powerful and Positive Affirmations

Writing affirmations is a powerful and uplifting personal experience.  Affirmations are simply positive or negative statements that we make, as we go through life and many life challenges.

Our thoughts and feelings are what control our actions. Usually what we believe is how we are deep down inside.

Words are powerful and if you don’t use them correctly they have the power to shape you in ways you wouldn’t believe. Is this true for all statements? Not exactly, but those that we internalize do.

Writing and internalizing our affirmations become important in shaping or reshaping our habits of thought. When your thoughts change you become someone different.

How many times have you thought back to certain ways you used to act and thought to yourself now I could never be that person now? What if you had the ability to truly be and do anything your put your mind too?

Well you can, but it takes learning and practice.

We have all heard the saying from our parents “You can be anything you want to be can do anything you want to do.” They weren’t lying, but they didn’t tell you how you can do those things.

It all starts with your mind, your thought patterns, and your actions.

How to Write Powerful Affirmations

  1. Use the First Person- Majority of the time you should begin using “I” statements. ( I will…, I am…) These statements do not have to be true statements, but statements of a personal choice or a certain behavior you desire to portray. For example, “I earn (X) amount of dollars by this day.” Or “I am so happy and grateful for the positive uplifting things happening in my life.”
  2. Make them Declarative- Meaning leave out any adjectives or adverbs. Be brief and to the point. The objective is to make bold statements that come across as definite.
  3. Use Present Tense- “I am happy.” “I am 10 pounds lighter.” This is usually difficult for most people because it hasn’t happened yet and they have a hard time believing it putting into their mind self-doubt.
  4. Commit to Your Statements- Whatever you write down decide at that moment that it is what you are going to do and follow it every single day. Take no days off. If you do you must start over from day one. Even if you don’t believe what you are saying be/do it anyways. You are reshaping your mindset helping you to move forward in a powerful way each step you move forward. Read them daily and read them often…2-3 times a day. Eventually you will begin to believe it.

Begin immediately to take to necessary steps to reshaping your mind and reshaping your world. If there are things in your life you want to change you have to power to do so no matter what the situation.

Initially it’s not easy, because your habits need to be redirected into new habits. It all begins with your thinking.

When written properly affirmations can be an effective tool in creating the world you desire. Bringing forth the riches you seek mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.