WordPress Time Wasters

There are always WordPress tasks that you CAN do…

Sell Courses OnlineBut SHOULD you be doing them?

Most people work from some sort of to-do or task list.  Whether it’s on paper, in a calendar, evernote, onenote or any name you can come up with.  I was looking at my to-do list this morning and after talking to 2 clients I had phone consultations with I was reminded of a simple idea that Bob Proctor taught me many years ago.

He said to be successful as a sales professional you only had to do 1 thing.

Be out of the office in front of a customer by 8 AM every morning.

Have an appointment every morning scheduled for 8 AM.

I was thinking about this after looking through the tasks I had assigned myself this morning and asking myself of the tasks I had listed on my to-do list which ones were ones that I CAN do and which ones were tasks that I SHOULD do?

Whether it’s your business or your WordPress Blog.. there are tasks that you probably CAN do bust the more important question is are they tasks that you SHOULD be doing?

My Mom never told me about this and that’s why it’s the topic for today’s Secret.  Listen now…

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Social Media Profiles Can Predict Your Success

Your Social Media Profiles and Handles Can Tell You If Your Going To Be Successful Online.

Sell Courses OnlineIt’s a mistake I’ve made more than once!

… which is really sad when you think about it.  By now you’d think I’d have my message straight.  A single concise offer to a starving crowd who would love to whip out their wallets and give me everything they had in it.

I think about marketing too much.  Always trying to find the latest and greatest tool and tactic to move my business to the next level.  As a result the “BFC” that I make is often muddled or changes depending on whom I’m talking too.

An easy way to tell is by the number of Social Media handles I/You have and each of the associated profiles.

My Mom never told me about this and that’s why it’s the topic for today’s Secret.  Listen now…

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Recurring Revenues the Fast Way

Start Earning Faster!

Sell Courses OnlineIt’s a bit of a rant today… and a secret my mom never told me about marketing online.  Especially when it comes to internet time.

Membership sites…. learn how to earn recurring revenue in 30 days.  That’s what two of my fellow marketers are pitching this week.  Is 30 days reasonable today?  Is that the fastest you can have a membership site up and running?

My Mom would say yes…

But I’d say your crazy to wait that long and here’s why.

You can have a membership site ready to sell in 15 minutes... That’s a membership site the has a forum, sells courses, protects content based on membership level, is hosted, runs WordPress.. you name it – it has it.

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Just Add Your Course Content

Add Your Course Content To a FullContact Campus

 

… and you’ll be able to sell your courses online in about 15 minutes!

This is a special announcement for Coaches, Consultants, Speakers and Subject Matter Experts who want to sell their own courses.

If you want a turn-key ready to go WordPress Campus complete with everything you need to train your clients and students online I’d like to help.   I have a new ready to go version of my “FullContact Courses” site that I’m installing for 5 of my existing clients.

Everything’s included – A fully featured WordPress Site with the LearnDash LMS software installed, BbPress Forums, And event Calendar, Podcasting Plugins and of course the PageLines Drag and Drop Theme.

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Listen to the podcast above, and then visit the Campus site at http://campus.fullcontactsites.com to ask questions.

P.S.   You’ll need the coupon code: CAMPUS to save $500 off your site.

Facebook Traffic Drying Up For You?

Big Brands are starting to leave Facebook, wondering why?

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Listen to todays podcast and learn the secret to generating long term traffic for your WordPress Blog and protecting yourself from the ebb and flow of great free traffic sources.

Notice I said Free.

I’m counting on the end of great free organic traffic being free on Facebook and I’ll share the strategy I’m using so listen in.

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WordPress Mobile Social Media Marketing

Big Brands Leaving Facebook

 

Facebook Traffic Drying Up For You?

Big Brands are starting to leave Facebook, wondering why?

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Listen to todays podcast and learn the secret to generating long term traffic for your WordPress Blog and protecting yourself from the ebb and flow of great free traffic sources.

Notice I said Free.

I’m counting on the end of great free organic traffic being free on Facebook and I’ll share the strategy I’m using so listen in.

Resources Mentioned:

WordPress Mobile Social Media Marketing

Big Brands Leaving Facebook

 

Stay Customer Facing When Blogging With WordPress

WordPress Focused Marketers Spend Less Time With Their Customers!

I know it’s tough.   You are by yourself, starting or trying to run your business and WordPress stuff keeps coming up.

What should you do?  Spend time managing the look and feel of your WordPress Blog?  Perhaps you hear about a new billing system or membership plugin that all the other coaches, speakers, consultants and marketers are using that does just about everything you need done.

… all it will take is a week of your time getting setup and running the way you want right?

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After 20 years online I’ve seen my fair share of technology time wasters and WordPress is one of them (it doesn’t have to be).

Today’s Podcast serves as a simple reminder when you get up each day or morning, thinking about where you should spend your most valuable asset – your time!  Listen in.

Hit The Long Ball Last

Are you marketing for the long term or short term

Description: I golfed for the first time yesterday with my son Greg. Greg’s new to golf and like any new golfer is extremely frustrated. While I’m not bound for the PGA, I can get around most courses without getting into much trouble.

Trying to explain how “golf works” to Greg I realized that good golfers are often good marketers. Think about your first visit to the Golf course or driving range.

Any hole-in-ones??? Did every club and shot come easily and without effort?

This is exactly the same as your marketing and business. It’s a learning process. Golf and Marketing use the same principles. Learn one and I’m betting you can apply how you’ve learned it to the other!

Audio Ads Inserted Into Live Internet Radio Streams

Managed WordPress Hosting

Get more traffic with Audio Ads

My Internet Radio station “MySmallBiz Radio” streams live 24/7 with WordPress and WordPress Marketing interviews, tips and case studies.  It’s almost like having a fulltime salesperson at my disposal.

Until today my salesperson has been handcuffed by the fact that I wasn’t allowing him/her to do any selling.  I didn’t have any ads playing in the live stream.

That all changed today when I setup the radio show to insert a specific add every 14 minutes based on what was being broadcast.   For example if the show being broadcast was about WordPress you’ll hear ads for my Managed WordPress Hosting service.   If the time slot is about marketing you’ll be directed in the audio add to the Online Selling University Courses.

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Create Unlimited Info Products From Your Digital Exhaust

Do you have a Digital Exhaust?

You bet you do and you better be capturing it!

Listen to today’s podcast and you’ll learn a simple way to create unlimited info products from your digital exhaust.

Here’s some examples of info products created directly from Digital Exhaust:

Next time your working on or near your computer/smartphone/tablet think about creating your next product.

Are You Being Snowed By Online Marketing?

This has been a COLD Winter!

We’ve even had a ton of snow with all the freezing temperatures which makes things even less bearable.   What’s making things miserable for me as an online marketer is that there continues to be a ton of customers still being snowed by online marketers who are making promises that they can’t keep.

Listen to today’s podcast and ask yourself if you’re being snowed next time your prodded into buying yet another product online.

13 Years After My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing

In 2000 I wrote “52 Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing”  you can still download it with the link.

In 2001 the year the book came out… I did 72 MP3 Secrets – this was the prelude to “Podcasting”.  Later that year I did start blogging on BlogSpot – which became Blogger.   This was even before WordPress Existed!

So a lot has change in the last 13 years.  Or has it?

Listen to today’s podcast and decide for yourself if things have really change.

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Get Started Each Day With These 3 Questions

How do you decide what you are going to do each day?
It’s an important question that I ask on the WordPress Podcast today.  Listen to today’s podcast as I explain what questions I ask as I get started each day.

Remember the basis of any online business is your Managed WordPress Blog.  That’s why we make starting your own blog easy – we do it for you – and we include all the fix-ins.

Why?

Because there are just too many options to understand so we even install and configure the top 50 plugins for you with our Setup A Blog service.

WordPress Is Responsive

It’s the only real reason you should be using Managed WordPress Hosting!

WordPress is responsive.

Find out why that’s so important in today’s WordPress Podcast.

Kleiner Perkins 2013 trends report sums it up.

6 BILLION smartphone users! — On tiny screens that are not your PC!

150 interactions with your smartphone each day!

You’re crazy if you don’t’ optimize your online content for the way people are consuming it – and a FullContact WordPress site using our Responsive theme is the best solution to do just that!

  1. PC?
  2. Smartphone?
  3. Tablet?
  4. Wearable?

Listen to today’s podcast as I explain why Responsive WordPress sites are so important to your business.

Remember the basis of any online business is your Managed WordPress Blog.  That’s why we make starting your own blog easy – we do it for you – and we include all the fix-ins.

Why?

Because there are just too many options to understand so we even install and configure the top 50 plugins for you with our Setup A Blog service.

Lazy or Afraid or WordPress

Managed WordPress Hosting and Internet Marketing Training

Are marketers who use WordPress Lazy or Afraid?

Find out why I ask that simple question on today’s WordPress Podcast.

It absolutely astounds me when I run into clients that are frozen by technology.

Especially when it means they put their business at risk.

When it comes to taking care of your online business that runs on WordPress which are you?

  1. Lazy?
  2. Afraid?
  3. Both?

Listen to today’s podcast as I explain what lazy and/or afraid costs a WordPress Site owner.

Remember the basis of any online business is your Managed WordPress Blog.  That’s why we make starting your own blog easy – we do it for you – and we include all the fix-ins.

Why?

Because there are just too many options to understand so we even install and configure the top 50 plugins for you with our Setup A Blog service.

Turn Your WordPress Site Into an Windows 8 App

I don’t know a lick of code!

And that’s why I’m so happy I rant into this amazing service that takes your WordPress Site and turns it into a Windows 8 Application in about 10 Minutes!

Without writing a single line of code.

This means that it’s even easier to leverage your WordPress site and take advantage of all the FullContact Managed WordPress Hosting services by getting in front of a huge market of potential clients that were previously hard to get to.

What do you need?

  1. A WordPress site
  2. Good content that gets updated

Listen to today’s podcast as I explain the quick steps to turning your WordPress site into a Windows 8 app with IdeaPress.

Remember the basis of any online business is a WordPress Blog.  That’s why we make starting your own blog easy – we do it for you – and we include all the fix-ins.

Why?

Because there are just too many options to understand so we even install and configure the top 50 plugins for you with our Setup A Blog service.

 

 

6 Marketing Metrics You DON’T Need To Know

Stay Focuses on the Fundamentals!

That little voice inside your head never stops when you’re an online marketer.   You should do this,  you should do that, buy this program, attend this seminar, If only you would do this one thing your business would take off and you’d have all the money you want from your online business…

Sound familiar?

Listen to today’s podcast as I explain how many people make the mistake of focusing on the wrong part of their business.

Remember the basis of any online business is a WordPress Blog.  That’s why we make starting your own blog easy – and then showing you how it fits into your online marketing system on the MySmallBiz Marketing System.

Follow the 10 steps and build a solid foundation for you online business with our 10 step Map.

 

 

How To Start Blogging

Your crazy if you haven’t started one yet.

What Am I talking about?

A WordPress Blog of course!

Talk to any full time internet marketer and you’ll hear the same advice.  Get your own web site, specifically your own WordPress Blog.

While starting your own blog can be easy – we do it for you – extending your WordPress Blog with the right plugins can be tough.   There’s just too many options.   That’s why we install and configure the top 40 plugins for you with our Setup A Blog service.

So if for what ever reason you dont’ have a WordPress Blog, or the site you have just doesn’t do what you want it to listen in for 3 quick Blogging Tips.

 

Why Bother With Mobile Social Media Marketing?

What’s the Point?

Why bother with a “Smart Phone” if you use it as A “Dumb Phone”?

Mobile – Social – Marketing

I talked about these three words last podcast, today I’d like you to consider these additional words that should capture the attention of every small business.

Are you saving time? 

Are you earning more?

Are you serving your customers more efficiently?

Next time you pick up your SmartPhone or the Latest Tablet when you are away from your Desktop ask yourself these questions and then decide if you are really taking advantage of your Smartphone or are you just being a “Dumb User”.

Are you a Dumb User on a Smart Phone?

This podcast is a prelude to my new course “MySmallBiz Is Mobile” where you’ll learn how to automate your social media marketing and create quality content from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, “right mouse” click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

There’s a big opportunity for us as marketers. Listen in and learn why the way kids consume content is changing the way we market.

Ready to be a Mobile Social Media Marketer?

MySmallBiz is Mobile

Is Yours?

Mobile – Social – Marketing

Three words that capture the attention of every small business owner these days.

Are you ready to be mobile? 

Is your business mobile?

Are your customers mobile?

Listen closely because I’m about to reveal the 3 things you need BEFORE you consider these questions.

This podcast is a prelude to my new course “MySmallBiz Is Mobile” where you’ll learn how to automate your social media  marketing and create quality content from your Smartphone, Tablet or Desktop.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, “right mouse” click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

There’s a big opportunity for us as marketers. Listen in and learn why the way kids consume content is changing the way we market.

New Internet Marketing Secret 3

Internet Marketing Secrets – 3

If for some reason you don’t need any more money, or perhaps you have too much business already, follow the instructions at the bottom to remove yourself from future secrets.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 2nd secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, “right mouse” click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

How Much Are You Willing To Change In Order To Get What You Want?

That’s the question we all have to answer when we market ourselves online. This years American Idol competition really brings home this point with some of the “BEST” prospective singers looking the least traditional.

Listen to Today’s secret for a real example of one of the kids who I guarantee is going to have to change right before our eyes in order to move forward in the competition. Is he willing to make the changes necessary to be come more main stream. Main stream enough to get the votes he needs to compete or will he decide to stay true to his religious beliefs in spite of them potentially holding him back from his goal?

There’s a big lesson for us as marketers. Listen in and learn how we face the exact same challenge each day.

New Internet Marketing Secret 2

Internet Marketing Secrets – 2

If for some reason you don’t need any more money, or perhaps you have too much business already, follow the instructions at the bottom to remove yourself from future secrets.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 2nd secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, “right mouse” click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

How do your kids and young adults consume information?  Is it different that you did?  Why should you care?

Today’s secret takes a look at how much harder it is to “get in front of” the traditional buyer with all the changes in the way we consume information.  If you’ve found your response rates falling or if you’re not getting the same quality or quantity of leads you’ll want to listen to today’s secret.

Secrets My Kids Never Told Me About Internet Marketing

Over the next little while I’m going to share 52 NEW Secrets with you. Just like the original 52 Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing these new secrets consist of ideas, processes, tactics and principles that do one thing – Show You How to SELL MORE.

BASED ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF ONLINE BUYERS – Kids and Younger Adults.

When you read the above line realize that I’ve been selling online since the 90’s and I’m in my 50’s now…

If for some reason you don’t need any more money, or perhaps you have too much business already, follow the instructions at the bottom to remove yourself from future secrets.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 1st secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Each Secret is an 5-7 minute MP3 audio file that you can listen to or download. If you are a windows user and want to save the MP3 file to your hard drive, “right mouse” click and then choose save file. You are free to redistribute these files as long as they kept intact.

Conventional wisdom says email marketing is dead.  tweeting and texting are all the rage.   So should you forget about email?  That’s what I started to do as I was overwhelmed by the social media hype.

When the cash register didn’t start ringing I started to revisit what I did in the beginning and see how it could be applied to todays’ changes……

Which will be one of the next secrets….

Front Office – Back Office

This 8 minute follow up to the notion of having a “front end” and a “back end” to you business contains a simple idea that I’ve used to build a relationship with my customers. It’s like dating, you don’t ask someone to marry you on the first date! (Well at least most people don’t)

Your customer wants to know and trust you before they are ready to commit to a longer term relationship and you have to structure your business to reflect this.

Take a long term view of your business and consider, the two ends – The FRONT-END of Your business and the BACK-END of your business in this 6 minute secret.

Listen closely because I’m about to tell you the 37th secret. One of 52 that will guide you in your quest for online sales.

Blogging – It’s all the rage! I’ve just finished a brand new toolkit that explains everything you’d want to know about Blogs Find out more here!

Ever wanted to find out how to get ranked 1st on Google? I have 7 different sites with #1 rankings. Find out how I did it!

Stuck with a tiny email list? I was until I learned the secret that most marketers won’t share. Learn the list building secret.