Monthly Archives: January 2014

Website Tools

Some Website Tools and Information

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Apart from social media pages for business there is one other very important part of your internet chain that needs just as much care and attention as your social media pages. A businesses website is just as important as any social media page and requires the same care and attention. Why??? well because generally it is the business website that your followers, fans and potential customers are sent to from your social media sites if you have set the process up correctly.

 

websites2Your main website is generally where you close the sale and where the customer purchases whatever it is you may be offering Your main site is generally where your shopping cart/buy now  buttons are along with your about me, business mission statement and contact details are, not to mention your blog if that is the structure of your site.

Your business website is generally the one you will more then likely use when you do banner advertising, Google ad-words, lead generation, and in all your off-line advertising like brochures business cards posters road side signs etc

The Main Website. The Entry To Your Business

confusionI have noticed in this hype era of all things Facebook that many small business operators are being drawn in on the social media stampede and unfortunately not making that important connection between the Facebook fan-page and their main business website or your Authority site as I like to call. So in light of this and recently discovering from local small business in my area whom I do some Internet Marketing consulting for, that many small business owner operators have very little understanding of how all these things can be connected let alone all the other issues like SEO, site building, blogging, keywords and functionality of their Authority site, and are generally and very unfortunately left at the mercy of some very unscrupulous operators who want to charge them up to $15,000 to supply them with this internet presence.

Having Your Business On-line 

Having an on-line business doesn’t have to cost you a fortune and you do not need an IT degree to be able to be online. There are some very good free and conveniently priced tools that even the most non technical time poor business person can utilize on their own to have a very nice functioning website all linked up with quality social media pages.

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So there is one very good free resource which is free and one that I use regularly myself all the time.Now one of the biggest search engines and most familiar is Google and most people are unaware that Google provide training services and information sites and resources for people in business to help them best utilize your business online from free analytics’s  to forums and instructional videos on YouTube.

Without further explanation I will share this video from Google themselves and encourage you to subscribe to their channel and follow the links in the description below the video’s and bookmark the sites and keep yourself up to date. If you follow the advice from Google you will have a healthy Authority site that starts to rank highly and no problems in the future.

Cheers have a great Day and feel free to leave a comments and reach out if you feel we can offer you more assistance 🙂

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What Does It Take To Make Money Online?

What Does It Take To Make Money Online?

make-money.jpgYou want for a better life, (don’t we all) you are sick of your job, you are sick of the boss, you are sick of being stuck in traffic every day on your commute to and from work or you just want to make more money.
Yes I understand. I still work for a boss and some of the above still apply to me. Don’t leave yet I am very similar to you. I am just an ordinary guy that wants more from life, wants to be better and wants to help others achieve that as well.
There are many products out there on how to make money online. Just do a google search or look on facebook and you will see. And I have wasted a lot of money on some of them.
push-button-profits-300x276What I will say is if they are promising that you can make a lot of money quite quickly with little effort with very little investment on your part. It is too good to be true.

They just don’t exist.

 

Having an online business is not a lot different than an off line business. You are going to have to invest money and put in a lot of effort and time. That is a fact.
If you haven’t much experience online, even if you have, you are going to have to learn a whole list of new skills. Just like any new thing you take on. For example. If you decide that you want to be a builder. You can’t just go out a buy all the tools a builder uses and expect to start building house like all the other builders in town. You need to learn the skills = time 3-5 years.
Why would it be any different learning the skill for online marketing?
So what does it take to make money online?

1. A System, Program or course

There are a host programs out there that do work. Often the reason it don’t work is because of the person who bought it. They put some effort in and in six week they don’t see much result if any so they quit “Useless program” or they don’t put in much effort at all, or they saw another product that looked better so went for that.
So find a program, system or course that is proven to work (others have got the results to prove it) stick with it and ask yourself “how can I make it work for me?” then don’t Quit until you have.

2. Belief or Mindset

You may have an excellent system or program that you are following that has worked for others but you don’t believe in it. You’re not sure that it will for you or think I will try it and see if it will. Then it probably won’t work for you.

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Mind set is a topic that we could take hours to cover. But in short. For a system to work YOU have to truly believe that it will work.

3. Take Action

You can have the system/program and the belief but if you don’t do anything, nothing will happen. You need to be taking action and doing it consistently. Daily is good. A little every day will get you a long way. The more action, the quicker the results.

4. A Mentor or Mastermind Group

A mentor is someone who has been where you want to go and can help and guide you so you can get there quicker without making the same mistakes they made. And a mastermind group is a group of like minder people that share ideas, problem and solutions

So what does it take to make money online?

1. A system, program or course
2. Belief or Mindset
3. Taking Action
4. Mentor, Mastermind group or both

One system I have come across is The Six Figure Mentors (SFM) have a proven step by step training system that can teach you what you need to make money online, plus a lot of the tools to make it easier. They also have mentors and mastermind groups.
In fact I was talking to a Sandra (from our mastermind) last night, she has been learning with this program for the last twelve months and is charging herself out as a consultant to local business for $200 an hour from what she has learnt. Not bad for an ex taxi driver
You just need to have the belief and take the action

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To find out more get complimentry 7 day video training series From SFM

 

 

So what does it take to make money online?

What Are You Doing Downunder in 2014

cooltext1386254039I was on an online coffee call the other day with Martyn Hickey. He was talking if you want to succeed and get your business moving that you need to hang out with like minded people, join a group. If there isn’t a group near you, take responsiblity and start one.

I am part of an awesome group, The Downunder Marketing Group. In fact was one of the founders and am still partly responsible for the running of it. Martyn actually commented about our group and how good it was. I thought to myself that no quite true. I have been distracted and have lacked motivation in the last couple of months. I didn’t think it would but it has effected the group. It seems to have gone a little quiet. Sandra was keeping things going but two is always better than one.
It got me thinking. I guess a group is a bit like a bus, if the driver stops driving the bus stops.
Well I am back in the drivers seat so to speak. I am a hoon from way b

ack so you better watch out cause this bus is on the move. ARE YOU ON BOARD???hot-rod-school-bus-mike-mcglothlen (1)We are taking this group to a new level in 2014. What do I mean new level?
We are going to grow the group to 200+ member. At least ten on them will have built there online businesses to the stage where they have quit their jobs and are earning a full time income it.
We will have our DownunderMarketing website on the first page of google in Australia and New Zealand for the terms internet marketing and online marketing. We will achieve this by providing valuable content and getting people to interact on our website, facebook fan page, google+ page, twitter, YouTube and Pinterest. Our member will be posting regularly, commenting and interacting on our site and on social media.

How do I know this? Well we have:-

  • All the step by step training to take you from beginner (knowing very little about the digital life) to becoming a proficient online marketer. through the SFM (Six Figure Mentor)
  • The tools that SFM provide in their platform DBL (Digital Business Lounge)

1. Web hosting
2. Tidy URL, a link shortener and cloaker
3. Simple Lead Capture. To create custom landing pages
4. Simple Tracker. For all your tracking need.
5. Your Tube Player. To customise your video playing experience.

  •  Weekly webinars and training to keep you up to date with the lastest trends that are happening in the world of internet marketing.
  • The community where you can get the help and support you need.
  •  And if you are from Australia or New Zealand. You have the Downunder Marketing Group. With our web site, Facebook Group, all our social media pages and our weekly Hangout. Where we share our successes, challenges, discuss marketing ideas and have a positive attitude to help and encourage you.

SFM will be running live events in Sydney. To help, support and encourage Australian and New Zealand members. A momentum day will be held in on 11th October 2014 and the Gold and Platinum DEA (Digital Expert Academy) event 20 – 24 October 2014.The-Six-Figure-Mentors-Momentum-Day

Do you want to be part be of all this. then. click here to fill in your application form. $29.95 is all you need to get started.
This isn’t for everyone, you will be required to invest both time and money to build your online business