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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Tricks of the Trade
There’s no question that to be successful in any business you need to be a student of the business and learn the basics of what makes that business tick. You need to determine where to spend your time and what to do to get the results you’re looking for, so that in the end you achieve the maximum results.

Once you understand the mechanics of what makes your business grow and operate smoothly the question is, do you do it all yourself, or do you hire professionals to help you?

If you try to learn all there is to know about being the most effective at marking online it’s a daunting task and knocks a lot of people out of the box! That’s why we’re here to help you! Hundreds of hours of research and design, development and testing have gone into this highly effective means of advertising via search engines.

We have applied little-known design techniques and strategies in making these LP’s perform well for you. The LP’s contain special code and the actual layout and design of each page plays a major role in how effective you will be at keeping your visitors on your sites long enough to get the results you want and need.

The bottom line here is this: The Hard Part is DONE! Now you just have to get on the highway. We have the roadmap; you just have to follow the directions. If you do, the results will SHOCK YOU and pay off in a BIG WAY!

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Failing Eyesight

An older lady was expecting a gentleman friend to call on her later in the day. She was nervous because her eyesight was failing and was afraid her friend might reject her because she was less than perfect. So, she came up with a plan to prove to him that she could see perfectly.
She put a straight pin in a tree that was about 200 feet from her front porch.

When her beau arrived, they sat in the porch swing and were talking when she suddenly stopped the conversation and asked, “Is that a pin sticking in that tree?”

Her friend squinted his eyes and said, “I don’t see a thing.”

Thought for Today:
“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” -Althea Gibson

Tips and Techniques

Join me next Friday afternoon at 1 for our tools class, get your very own copy of one of the easiest pieces of software to write sales pages and landing pages.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

We have already added multiple search criteria for you in the design of our LP’s but we’ve taken it a huge leap further! We use multiple LP’s with varying key words and descriptions pertaining to the same subject, but worded differently on each LP.

For example, let’s say you want to run an ad in the newspaper about your business opportunity. Which do you think would be the most effective: a single ad under ‘opportunities’, or multiple ads under different categories like jobs, help wanted, business for sale, etc?

Doesn’t it make sense that the more categories you list your ad under, the more chances you have of attracting someone looking for what you have to offer? It works the same way on the Internet. By having multiple points of information distribution, your chance of success increases for every exposure you have. Using our Multiple Landing Pages will accomplish this goa! l for you!

There are simple tools to write your pages without knowing a single bit of HTML. we use them to build our landing pages and they are available to you too through the Internet Niche lab, along with live conferences that teach you just how to use the tools.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Team Needs

Every baseball team could use a man who plays every
position perfectly, never strikes out and never makes
an error.

The trouble is, there’s no way to make him lay down his hot dog and come down out of the stands.

Thought for Today:

“Kind words can be short, but their echoes are endless.”
Mother Teresa
1910-1997,

Tips and Techniques

Newspaper ads limit you to 1 column width and 3 maybe four lines. They are expensive when you compare what can be done with a landing page on the web. Keep them short, simple and make it very easy for a visitor’s sign up process. Treat that name as you would your most prized possession. In fact the list you build should be guarded and cared for.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Remember, the Internet is MASSIVE and in order to get the best results you need to be found among millions of web sites under thousands of search criteria. The purpose of using multiple LP’s is to increase exposure for you! The best part is you don’t have to build anything because we have done it for you. You can then submit your landing pages to multiple search engines for FREE!!

To Activate the Full Version of Landing Pages

How Do Landing Pages Work?
There are literally millions of search requests made every day by all kinds of people from around the world looking for information about every kind of subject you can imagine on the INFORMATION SUPER HIGHWAY!

Out of all of the millions of searches made every day there are hundreds of thousands of requests for information on how or where to make money, change careers, work from home, opportunity seekers, the lis! t goes on and on. The real trick is HOW TO GET THEM TO GO to your web site to see what you have to offer.

One of the best ways to drive traffic to your site is to position yourself so that when someone does a search on the Internet for information about a subject pertaining to what you’re offering (i.e. home-business, business opportunities, jobs, money, etc.) your page comes up in that search. The way to ensure it will come up is to add content to your site pertaining to what it is you’re offering.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Dealing With Bribes

Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “So,” he said, “I have been presented,
by both of you, with a bribe.”

Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. “You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000.”

The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon … “Now then, I’m returning $5,000, and we’re going to decide this case solely on its merits.”

Thought for Today:

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on the way. -Carl Sandburg

Tips and Techniques

If it is true that all things of any value come from a single thought, it is vital that one learns to pay careful attention to what he thinks. To do that, keep a journal.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

If you knew you could make an additional $500 a month by spending just one extra hour per week marketing your business, products or services, using simple, proven techniques, you would be willing to spend the time, right?

What if you doubled the time spent to two hours a week and increased your income to $5,000 a month, would it be worth it to you?

Certainly most people would say that it is worth it to them! While these figures may sound inflated, they are quite possible and within reach..

The good news is you don’t have to spend years to become a master at marketing. The legwork has all been done for you! All you need to do is follow some simple guidelines and apply what you learn. Applying these simple marketing techniques will produce major breakthrough results, not just in lead generation but in many aspects of your business!

What are Landing Pages?
Landing pages, or LP’s, are basically a one-page web site that your visitors land on after they find your information via a search engine, respond to an ad or are sent to your site by referral.

Not only are LP’s a great mouse trap ( like your flash prospecting presentation and interview pages) for capturing your visitors’ contact information and guiding your prospect to the next step in your information pipeline; they also serve another major role by increasing exposure to your business, your products or services by increasing your ability to be seen on the Internet.

Over this week we will take a look at landing pages or squeeze pages as they are often referred to.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Ultrasound

A couple I know is pregnant with their fourth child.
When they were in getting an ultrasound, the nurse
asked if they wanted to know what the baby was.
The father said they would, only if it was a girl.
The nurse replied, “One of them is.”

Thought for Today:

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington 1856-1915, Educator

Tips and Techniques

Whatever it is you are selling or want to sell, you have to believe in it first.

Happy designing!

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Choosing Allies

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

When creating your list, also be aware of websites you are in competition with. Many people who automatically be drawn to websites that offer similar services as their own. This is a mistake however. The best thing to do is target sites that offer services or products that are somewhat connected to what you offer, however are not the same. For instance, if you operate a website that sells flowers, consider targeting another website that sells vases, but not a site that also sells flowers. If you can find a correlation that works for both you and the other site, you will reap the most benefits.

Once you have a strong list of potential sites to work with on the exchange, develop a little proposal to send to each
webmaster or owner. This should be short and concise
explanation of what you want to do, which is exchange links on your sites. You can outline a few potential! benefits for the other site as well as yourself. Explain why you think your site would mesh well with theirs. Even if it seems elementary, they may not realize the benefits unless you spell them out in the proposal. Make sure you include contact information for yourself and ask them to respond by a specific date. You can reasonably state, “a response within ten days would be greatly appreciated”. Most webmasters or owners will likely have gotten around to reading the proposal in that amount of time.

Once you have a few sites on board, you can sit back and see the benefits roll in. With users seeing your link on their
website as well, you will get much more traffic than usual. You will be able to reach an audience that you might not have gotten to otherwise. Using the method of exchanging links with other websites is an inexpensive way to boost your website’s traffic.

You may need to research and connect in order to make the agreement work with other sites, but the effort is well worth the cost. Once you have ! developed these relationships between yourself and other sites, you will be able to work on other issues together as well. This type of networking is great for your business overall.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Watches

Three tourists climbed up the tower to the top of London’s Big Ben and decided to throw their watches off the top, run down the stairs and try to catch them before they hit the ground.
The first tourist threw his watch but heard it crash before the had taken three steps.
The second threw his watch and made only two steps before hearing his watch shatter.
The third tourist threw his watch off the tower, went down the stairs, bought a snack at a! shop up the street and walked slowly back to Big Ben in time to catch the watch.
” How did you do that?” asked one of his friends.
“My watch is 30 minutes slow.”

Thought for Today:

“He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.”
-C.S. Lewis

Tips and Techniques

Choose your friends wisely! Remember, “you are known by the company you keep.” Business allies can be both your best friends and your worst enemies. Affiliate and associate yourself with people you most want to be like.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

If you know anything about small business, then you know that some of a small business owner’s strongest business allies are other small business owners. When you are a part of the small business world, you realize that by working with other owners like yourself, you can often become more successful. This is especially true on the web as well as locally. If you want to promote your business more on the web, but have no budget to help you do so, consider working with other websites. To do this, you will have to log in a little time however. Not every website operator will be willing to help you out with advertising. Use these tips to help you along the way.

The first thing you want to do when considering a website link exchange with another site is to make your site the best it can be. Although this may sound irrelevant, it is likely website operators will only be willing to help you if they truly admire your site and find it appropriate. This should be the standard in all cases at least. If a website operator is going to commit to allowing your link to be placed on their website and vice versa, they will want your reputation and website to be top notch. So, before you even ask for the trade off, make sure your links are working and everything looks great with your own site.

After polishing your site, you will need to make a list of the potential websites you can trade with. If you are a member of another website, then certainly add it to your list. Any site
that you regularly visit or contribute in some way to is a great place to begin. Consider sites that you frequently use for message boards or chat rooms as well. If the site is familiar with you in any way, they will be more likely to partner with you on this task. Make sure you are realistic in your list as well. An enormous site will not likely be
interested in helping a smaller site promote itself.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Code Brown

Having just completed my training as the hospital’s switchboard operator, I was reasonably confident that I knew all the codes for emergencies: Code Blue for cardiac arrest, Code Red for fire, etc.

My first night on the job alone, however, a nurse called and asked me to page a “Code Brown, Room 214.”

I had no idea what that was. I made the page, then searched frantically through my emergency manual, but I couldn’t find any description of it anywhere. Stumped, I finally called the nurse back and asked her about it.
“Relax,” said the nurse, laughing, “Code Brown is what we page when a patient is discharged and leaves behind an unfinished box of chocolates!”

Thought for Today:

If you don’t have the time to do something right, where are you going to find the time to fix it?
Stephen King

Tips and Techniques

Do you have a selection of quotes that you look to when you need a little inspiration? They can be a life saver at times. I keep my very favorite in a scrapbook with pictures I have taken of very special places like the vistas at the Grand Canyon.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Practice good time management. Career failures are often credited to bad time management. Pursuing a career requires a lot from you; this becomes a huge part of your life. Plan how far you want to go in your chosen career.

Seek constant improvement. Continuous learning is one of the main factors in accomplishing your goals. If your goals require you to have a certain kind of degree, specialization, or skill, make plans to get the appropriate education.

Seek support. Include your family and close friends in your plans. They can be a source of help, especially during difficult times.

Be flexible. Always look-over your plans and be ready for contingencies.

Be sensible and consider necessary resources. Personal financial situations play a large role in the achievement of your goals.

Physically gifted individuals’ achieve sports-related goals like being part of the NBA or National Football League. Part of being sensible is to determine your physical capabilities. Physical boundaries could be conquered with proper planning.

Have fun. As the saying goes: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Taking a break or having fun should be part of your plans.

There you have it. You can start accomplishing your lifetime goals by preparing a ten-year plan. Break down this plan to five-year plans and annual plans. The annual plan can be further broken down into semester, monthly, weekly and daily plans. It is just a matter of organization.

The fundamentals of goal setting should not be so troublesome once you get to be familiar with them.

Dick Ingersoll has pulled it all together for you at: http://www.simple-goal-setting.com

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Identity

Four year-old Trevor becomes the part. If he is dressed as the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, he IS the Beast. Same with the Grinch and any other costume he may have.In December he WAS Santa. At a community Christmas party, as he sat there in full costume, it was announced Santa would be coming. One of the older people there said that Santa didn’t need to come because he was already there.

At that point, Trevor proudly proclaimed, “I’m fake!”

Thought for Today:
“The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.”
-Twyla Tharp

Tips and Techniques

Can you name even one person in all of history that did great things that was not laughed at?
When I read this quote it got me to thinking about it. The world at large will laugh. They will scoff at any new ideas. Thank God there have been those that would not pay attention to the nay sayers. Where would we be now if sailors had not gone beyond the edge of the horizon? Where would we be now if Edison had not attempted just one more experiment? Where would we be IF?

Happy designing!

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