Old School WordPress Installation

Install WordPress

Duration: 5 Minute Screen Capture

Description: Getting started with WordPress if you don’t have a proper WordPress Host like Full Contact can be troublesome for online beginners.  Take a look at this old video from my original WordPress Mastery series which required software downloads, ftp accounts and programs like WinZip just to get the software installed!

You don’t need any of this technical confusion with your Managed WordPress Hosting Account from FullContact!

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How To Organize Your WordPress Blog With Categories

Categories make it easy to direct the flow of your Blog and focus on key posts.

Duration: 15 Minute Screen Capture

Description: Organize your WordPress Blog with categories.  There’s a number of special considerations when using WordPress Categories that revolve around assigning multiple categories to individual posts.

There’s also a limit to the number of categories that you add and how deeply they are nested.  The easiest way to make the best use of the WordPress category function is to spend time BEFORE you add content mapping out the flow you want your visitors to take as they consume your information.

Structure your content first, then assign the content to a corresponding category.  Here are some things to think about while you’re organizing your posts:

  1. Do I want flat categories or nested categories?
  2. Am I linking menus to categories that are nested or flat?
  3. Do I want my listings of individual posts from nested categories to be displayed in the root category blog?

Happy Blogging

How To Edit and Update Blog Posts

Blog Post Edits

Need to make changes to an existing Blog Post?

This video tutorial makes it easy to edit any blog post (or page) using the WordPress HTML editor.  I’ve also included some advanced posting tips including the inclusion of images, videos and mp3 files into your blog Post.

Play around, get comfortable and remember you can always go back and change every aspect of your blog post.

Blog Away!

52 Internet Marketing Secrets

TUNE IN 2 LEARN!

I’m broadcasting the original “52 Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing” live on my Internet Radio Station.

Managed WordPress Hosting and Internet Marketing TrainingThese 52 Secrets are a hidden gem, a blast from the past – that you can still use in your business today!

If you’re new to WordPress and marketing online and can’t figure out why your web site isn’t generating the revenues you want online then you should definitely listen to today’s show:

52 Secrets My Mom Never Told Me About Internet Marketing

The show is streaming live at 6 PM Eastern every Wednesday.    Visit the link above for the events page and select the media player icon to start the stream.

If you miss today’s show you’ll have to wait another full week!

To tune in select the icon for the media player you want to listen with.  Remember as well that you can enjoy instant access to the entire Internet Marketing Video Library of 1000 video tutorials that teach you how to get the most out of WordPress AND sell online when you host a WordPress Site with us.

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Get Your Questions Answered – Live Coaching is Included With Every Account, Join the Next Live Marketing With WordPress Class

Increase Your Sales Conversions In 30 Seconds

How A Single Decision Can Dramatically Boost Your Online Conversions.

Duration: 33 Minutes

Description: Yes You Can Increase Your Sales With This 30 Second Fix!

This has got to be the easiest fix you can make to any sales/order page process. Watch this video and learn how your potential customer has to go through a series of decisions when they purchase from you.

What’s more important is that a single choice you make may be costing you a load of sales.

Just because you’re online, it doesn’t mean you can forget basic sales techniques. Human nature never changes when it comes to spending money.

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How To Use The KISS Rule In Marketing

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: Have you ever heard of the K.I.S.S. Rule?

Did you know that it applies to online Marketing? You’ll know why after you watch this video. It’s a whiteboard and audio session that covers some important points for any online marketer.

If you are just getting started and often find yourself confused by all the different choices and courses available to you this session will seem like a breath of fresh air. I’m talking about Hub and Spoke Marketing in the video and most importantly how this complete system creates real long term businesses.

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Watch How Kids Consume Content

Teens may text. but Kids are Swiping.

Take a look at some recent stats:

[message_box type=”note” icon=”yes” close=”Close”]Nielsen reports that about 70% of children (12 and younger) use tablets on a regular basis, where parents already own them.  This is an increase of 10% ownership of tablets from mid-December 2011 to 19% in early January 2012 (Pew Internet and American Life Project) and surely will increase over the next few years.[/message_box]

 

What’s this mean for small business?  As the consumption of digital content shifts from PC to tablet think about how you can take advantage of mobile platforms.

  1. Are you developing content for desktop consumption or mobile consumption… OR Both?
  2. Do your WordPress web sites use Responsive Themes?
  3. Do your Joomla Membership sites use Responsive Themes?

The study goes on further to say….

[message_box type=”note” icon=”yes” close=”Close”]Over 75% of these children use them to play downloaded games but they are also used often for educational purposes (57%), use for entertainment while travelling (55%), watching television and programs (43%), while 41% of parents give them to their kids to keep them occupied at events and restaurants.[/message_box]

 

Getting Ready For Mobile

Are You Ready For Mobile Marketing?

Is Your Business Ready For These Mobile Consumers of Content?

How mobile are you?

How Mobile are your customers?

To find out how mobile you are take my “Are Your Thumbidextrous” test.

With the consumer growth in Social Media and Mobile Consumption it’s not just the kids you have to consider.  It’s time to learn how to run you entire mobile and social business from your mobile device.  That’s what I’m doing today and you can too when you learn these Mobile Social Media Secrets.

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How To Use the Interactive MindMap

Interactive MindMap – Quick Start Guide

Description:   One of the PDF files you downloaded on the previous post is interactive.

You need a “flash” enabled PC or MAC to use this version so if you’re on an iPad please find a desktop machine.  The WordPress Marketing Map contains 10 Key steps however the WordPress Marketing Map course includes over 150 video tutorials covering every aspect of earning money with your WordPress Blog.

The interactive MindMap you downloaded is the main document and resource for viewing those tutorials.

This quick video shows you how to use the interactive map as your guide

Duration: 5 Minutes

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You Can’t Handle The Truth!

Do You Want To Hear What It Really Takes?

Remember that line from the “A Few Good Men” movie with Jack and Tom!  Are you ready for what’s real and what’s not?  This 60 minute call is a great resource if your just starting out and want to know what’s really going on.

Duration: 60 Minutes!

Description: It’s a real business!  It takes time, energy, effort and above all – planning.

This is another 60 minute call with some absolute marketing gems waiting for you to uncomver.   The Hub And Spoke marketing model is covered with real live examples.

Internet Marketing Tip: Listen To The Coaching Call

Blogging Secrets and WordPress Mastery are all good courses to watch if this approach interests you.

Those two courses are free with your MySmallBiz University Membership

How To Ensure A Winning Business

Is My Business Going To Succeed?

That’s the question that runs through the mind of every entrepreneur, isn’t it?

Duration: 20 Minutes!

Description: Are you surfing enough?  You should be surfing more.  Surfing and subscribing actually.   This is a simple part of the Hub and Spoke marketing map.  If you haven’t seen it make sure to download a copy!  If you’ve quit or given up on as many businesses online than you’ve started it’s probably because you’ve missed this step.

The simple daily activity not only saves your valuable time it saves business.

The reason is that the majority of small businesses shouldn’t have been started in the first place.  They were setup to fail.  How do you know because you’ve formed the habit of subscribing and posting to other peoples blogs and looked for the clues.

Internet Marketing Tip: Listen To The Coaching Call

Blogging Secrets and WordPress Mastery are all good courses to watch if this approach interests you.

Those two courses are free with your MySmallBiz University Membership

What To Do When You’re Just Getting Started

I Can’t Get Started – What Should I Do?

Duration: 70 Minutes!

Description: Everyone struggles with this marketing issue at some point in their career.

I’m having trouble getting started I just don’t know what to do!

Have you ever said that to yourself before?

If that’s a question your struggling with you’ll enjoy this 70 minute recording of a recent coaching call. I cover a lot of information that you can immediately act on including how to get started and the Hub And Spoke marketing model.

Internet Marketing Tip: Listen To The Coaching Call

Blogging Secrets and WordPress Mastery are all good courses to watch if this approach interests you.

Those two courses are free with your MySmallBiz University Membership

How To Create Whiteboad Videos

Running Time: 13 Minutes

Description: I’ve been asked on numerous occasions how I manage to create so many videos. I’ve done over 1500 in the last 5 years! I’ve created so many videos that I even created 52 products in 52 days.

From start to finish this video took about 30 minutes. It sometimes takes me longer to write this little description than it does to capture and encode the video.

Most videos take a lot longer to produce… and require your precious time and money to get done. My system is quick, effective and most importantly – inexpensive.

For training purposes the whiteboard can’t be beat and that’s why I’ve done so many of them. Watch this training session then and you’ll learn how easy it is to get started, I’ve included the resources I use below and will answer any of your questions in the forum.

Of course if you don’t already have a full membership for this site, you should upgrade your account – and you get access to all of the course mentioned in the video free.

MySmallBiz University: Join Now And Get Everything You Need In One Place!

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BFD-17: Subscribe To RSS Feeds

How To Subscribe To An RSS Feed With Your Reader Software

Running Time: 11 Minutes

Description: Have you seen those orange chicklet graphics on websites? Some say "RSS" others "XML", these small graphics tell you that there is an RSS feed available on the site your are browsing. If you are still confused by all this blogging stuff, my Blogging Secrets course will give you some great information.

This session shows you exactly how to subscribe to a RSS feed. You’ll learn the two type of subscription methods and more importantly how you can make it easy for your subscribers to find your feed. Watch this video now and learn how to make the best of your RSS feed.

This is a bonus session added to the "Blogging Secrets" course.

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BFD-02: How Blogs Really Work

What Is A Blog? How Does It Work? Why Should I Care?

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: This session tries to give a little definition or history of the Blogging phenomenon. It’s probably more important to recognize what a Blog “Isn’t”, rather than what it is.

Because of differences in the way Blogging software works and Blogging services are marketed there are many ways in which a web site can be confused with a Blog. In fact many web sites are now adding features that originallycame from Blogging Software.

It can get confusing so I’ve spent some time going over some examples and what to look for when you are surfing around online.

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Adsense Nonsense

If you’re thinking about building an ENTIRE business around Google Adsense revenue….. You’ll want to watch this video.

Running Time: 21 Minutes

Description: How can I start an Adsense business? I get asked this question on a daily basis. Adsense can and should be an important part of any online business, but……

Watch the video and I’ll introduce you to the proper use of Adsense in your business.

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52P-01: How To Create 52 Info Products in 52 Days

52 Products in 52 Days!

Running Time: 22 Minutes

Description: If you are even remotely interested in building a business online you owe it to yourself to watch this amazing course. I really did create over 52 saleable products in under 52 days and these videos show you exactly how I did it. Selling information products is important to every small business, even if they sell a physical product. Watch how I leveraged some simple and inexpensive technology to pump out products on a daily basis.

Resources:

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create Product courses, especially those relating to multimedia and screen captures.

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Upload Your WordPress Software and Run The Install

Watch A Live WordPress Blogging Software Install. It’s easier than you think when you can watch a step by step install!

Duration: 15 Minute Screen Capture

Description: These are 3 screen captures of a live WordPress Blogging Software install. Join me as I run thru a guided install of the powerful WordPress Blogging Software and learn the easy steps that make WordPress the favorite Blogging Software that it is.

In the previous section we downloaded the free WordPress Software and unzipped it to your local machine, uploaded the files to our web host – MySmallBiz Hosting and then create a database.

Once the files are uploaded watch as I run through the installation script to setup the default blog and make sure that your new WordPress Blog is working correctly.

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How To Use The KISS Rule In Marketing

Running Time: 15 Minutes

Description: Have you ever heard of the K.I.S.S. Rule?

Did you know that it applies to online Marketing? You’ll know why after you watch this video. It’s a whiteboard and audio session that covers some important points for any online marketer.

If you are just getting started and often find yourself confused by all the different choices and courses available to you this session will seem like a breath of fresh air. I’m talking about Hub and Spoke Marketing in the video and most importantly how this complete system creates real long term businesses.

Read moreHow To Use The KISS Rule In Marketing

How The WordPress Marketing Map Works

Step-by-Step Checklists and MindMaps

Description: Download your personal Copies of the WordPress Marketing Map PDF files.  There are two downloads available.

Download and Print BOTH

  1. Print This Single Page Cheat Fully Expanded Image : Image Download 
  2. Download and Open This Live & Interactive PDF Map After Watching The Video Below.

Then watch the video below to see how to use the Interactive Map and Videos.   All you need to open the Adobe PDF files is a current version of Adobe Acrobat.  This free download is available at Adobe if you don’t already have it installed.

The Interactive PDF requires “Flash” so it wont’ work if you the device you’re using doesn’t support flash.   In that case download the full image of the map and use it as a reference.  Remember this interactive MAP contains links to a step-by-step videos that explain exactly how you can earn money and market your self or your business with a properly managed WordPress site.

Duration: 7 Minutes

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Pick A Proven Business Model

Select a Proven Business Model

With so much information I had to create a checklist, an easy place to start learning how “Hub and Spoke” marketing works.  Well this is it.  The first video in a series that covers the agenda and outcomes as you move forward.

Duration: 15 Minutes

Description: I made this quote on the front page of one of my sites,

Make The Most Of Your Valuable Time, Maximize Your Income! Learn Quick And Easy Hub and Spoke Profit-Generating Strategies Live, Online Or On Video.

My “Hub and Spoke” Internet Marketing System contains a step by step process that I created to sell my info products and professionals services.

It’s given me a new found personal freedom and lifestyle that I’d like to share with you. – James

If you’re an independent professional or expert in your field, this is your opportunity to learn the exact same strategies, tactics and process that that I have used to create a super successful online business!

This video explains how I’m going to do that! – with you of course.  Watch it now, it’s the first of many.

“Hub and Spoke Internet Marketing Automatically Generates All the Sales, Revenue and Repeat Clients You Want… Like Clockwork!” – James