nothing worth doing comes free of charge

In today’s world we are faced with “instant success.

We see it all the time in a number of situations :

Firstly on the Internet, there are so many “get rich schemes” that promise so much for so little effort.

No doubt, you have seen many advertisements like these:

“Our 12-year old son earned $10,000 in his first month”

“Even my granny can do this”

The plain fact of the matter is that 95% of people who try to make a living online do not make any money at all.

Certainly, there are a number of very wealthy marketers who earn millions of dollars a year.

However, if you speak to them, most of them will tell you it took many years of hard work, with lots of mistakes made along the way.

Secondly on the TV

Nowadays we see lots of talent shows, where instant success is “guaranteed”.

Sadly, this is rarely the case. Although it is true that some people achieve short-term success, most times this is not sustained. People may have started in a restaurant, dreaming of success, and get spotted. Some will make it, but many will not get through the rounds on the talent shows. Very often, the people end up serving in a restaurant again, which is very hard to take.

We also see entertainers who are successful and think that they have been an overnight success, or who have it easy. Rarely, have these people suddenly made it. Normally they have been working for many years, before they become “overnight stars”. One example of how hard people work is:

Billy Joel who has sold over 150 million records worldwide, but it was a long hard road to success. He dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. However, my the time he reached 22 years of age he had been playing in bars, was broke and was no longer living at home.

When his girl friend left him, he became very depressed and was close to taking his own life. He booked into a mental institution, which changed his life, and he came out determined to succeed.

The rest is history as he became one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Here is a good example of “nothing worth doing comes free of charge”.

Thirdly sports people

Nowadays sport is covered so well in the media. We watch many of the most successful sports people, many of whom are very wealthy. Many young people want to emulate this success and decide to go into the sport of their choice.

That may be football, athletics, tennis ,golf , baseball, basketball or any other sport that appeals. We see the wealth of athletes like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and many young people dream of the riches.

However, few people realise how hard these athletes have worked to reach the very top. I have covered the stories of a number of these but here are a few :

Michael Jordan is one of the world’s greatest basketball players.

He famously quoted:

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.

I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

He didn’t give up, he kept on until he became arguably the best ever basketball player.

In 1999 he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN.

In 2015, he became the first billionaire NBA player in history.

Another classic case of “nothing worth doing comes free of charge.”

Carl Lewis is another great example

Most people would be happy with 1 Olympic Gold Medal, but Carl want an incredible 4 gold medals.

This could not have been done without a lot of dedication, hard work and determination.

Carl Lewis was an outstanding athlete.

Not only did he plan winning 4 Olympic gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles games,

but in total he won 9 Olympic gold medals and 1 silver medal.

No other athlete has retained the Olympic long jump title, but Lewis went on to win 4

consecutive Olympic long jump medals from 1984 until 1996, which is a remarkable achievement.

His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted

“World Athlete of the Century” by the IAAF

“Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee,

“Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.

Yet another example of “nothing worth doing comes free of charge.

Jesse Owens is not a name that many people know as his achievements took place in 1936.

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history”

It was in the summer Olympics of 1936 where he achieved fame in Germany, where Adolf Hitler did not look favourably on black people. It is remarkable with such hostility that Jesse Owen won 4 Olympic gold medals in:

Long jump

100 metres

200 metres

4 x 100 metres relay

To win 1 gold medal is a superb achievement, so to win 4 in such hostile conditions demonstrates the belief that Jesse Owens could indeed do anything he wanted.

A remarkable athlete, who demonstrated what can be achieved with hard work and determination.

Conclusion

It is no doubt true that some people achieve success without too much effort.

Many people dream of success, but those that don’t achieve that success, normally don’t have the determination to succeed. It takes lots of hard work.

Many people will doubt us.

Some will tell us to give up.

There will be obstacles on the road to success.

There will be failures along the way.

However “nothing worth doing comes free of charge” as can be seen from the examples of the struggles encountered by Billy Joel, Michael Jordan and Carl Lewis. Just a few of the many who have found  “Nothing worth doing comes free of charge.”

Here is a video that you may enjoy

 

 

How to make money online- FREE report

Are you looking for a fast and easy way to make money online? 

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably fed up with the guides that tell you how you can generate instant profits online, only to find it isn’t at all easy.

Thankfully, there really are legitimate ways to make money online that don’t take a lot of time, and in most cases, very little to no upfront investment. And that’s what this special report is all about.

I’m going to save you a lot of time and trial-by-error by focusing on the one instant income opportunity that has not only worked for myself, but countless others and condensed everything into the short report.

Instant Commission Networks

Have you ever heard of instant commission networks? These are marketplaces that will send you payment via PayPal instantly for every product you sell.

It’s one of the most exciting opportunities online and one of the easiest, especially if you have any experience with affiliate marketing, or you already own a blog, website or mailing list.

Regardless, even if you’re a complete beginner, you can still take advantage of these instant cash avenues just by following a few simple steps.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll need to do:

Create free accounts at the 3 most popular sites.

My advice would be to concentrate on one to start with.

The idea behind them is a very simple one:

 

  • Choose products that you’re interested in promoting.
  • Apply to become an affiliate. Quite often you’ll get accepted in minutes.
  • Set up campaigns to promote the products.
  • Earn money instantly, sent to your PayPal account!

 

Of course, there’s more to each step and that’s what we’ll cover in the FREE guide.
In the report, I’ll show you what kind of products to focus on so you can start making money quickly.

Choosing the right products is key to maximizing your affiliate income.  You not only want to focus on promoting products that are currently in demand, but you want to get on board during the early phase of launches.

Why is this so important?
People love launches. The hype, the buzz that’s generated throughout the process, and the excitement from others who share the products and discuss what they love most about products all fuels the launch.

So, if you get in early, you’ll be able to get the most out of your marketing efforts.  You want to be ready to promote as soon as the product goes live, beating out competing affiliates who are also promoting it.

You’ll always make more money promoting an active, and current launch than you would promoting evergreen products that have been on the market for a long time.

This means you’ll want to pay attention to product launch calendars. These will tell you what upcoming launches are taking place so you can get prepared.  This report is all about making money in 60 minutes or less, so you’ll want to look at products launching today, if possible.

You can find out what launches are happening .

And there’s another reason to stay on top of upcoming launches:

Affiliate contests!
Quite often, vendors will encourage affiliates to jump on board by offering additional incentives to promote their products. This usually includes cash prizes based on an affiliate leaderboard. Those who bring in the most sales will gain access to special bonuses.

Knowing what product launches are taking place will also help you maximize your income by creating bonuses that entice customers to purchase through your link rather than a competitor’s. In the report, I’ll show you how to set one up so you can quickly maximize sales and skyrocket your income.

It should come as no surprise that bonuses are what often separate regular affiliates from super affiliate marketers.  After all, why would a customer purchase a product from you if someone else is offering a free add-on, upgrade or auxiliary component that adds value to their purchase?

People love getting something extra for nothing, so if you want to stand out while being able to build a successful career as a super affiliate, there’s no easier way than by offering bonuses as part of your overall marketing campaign.

Here’s the thing to keep in mind:

Not all bonuses are created equal.

In the report, I will show you where you can find good quality bonuses.

Here’s the good news:  Bonuses don’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to create. Sure, if you’re a content creator you’ve got the advantage of creating your own bonuses without having to pay a dime.  But if you are not very good at creating products, or just don’t have time to do so, you can still join the leagues of super affiliates who utilize bonuses to double, even triple their income.

Choosing products to promote!

I’ve already mentioned the importance of staying on top of upcoming product launches so you don’t miss out on affiliate contests and other opportunities.  But what if there aren’t any product launches happening today? Or this week? Or even this month? (though very unlikely).

First, make sure you’ve decided on a bonus package because you’re going to want to align the bonus with a product in the same niche market.

It doesn’t make sense to offer a bonus that’s not relevant to the products you intend to promote.

That’s important, so always keep that in mind. Bonuses must align with your promoted products otherwise customers will end up confused, frustrated and well, they just won’t buy from you again.

When considering products you want to promote, you’ll have to research the vendor as thoroughly as possible.

This includes:
Looking over past product launches. How well did their product do? How many sales did they generate? What kind of feedback did they receive?

You will want to take things a step further and check out their social media presence.

Follow them on twitter, friend them on Facebook and join any open groups they’re in.

Do your best to evaluate their past launches and current products before you tie your name to it.

Your brand is your ticket to making money online and you never want to promote products that you haven’t evaluated or vendor’s you haven’t conducted some sort of due diligence on.

When you’ve chosen a couple of products to promote, it’s time to launch a marketing strategy that will get those PayPal payment notifications pouring in!

How you launch a marketing campaign will depend on your available resources.

For example, if you have access to a mailing list, then the easiest way to jumpstart your affiliate marketing is to send out a broadcast to everyone on your list.

Or, if you have a presence on any of the social media sites with an avid following, you could post an update with affiliate links.

But what if you don’t have any of these tools at your disposal? What do you do then?

Give something away and build your lists!

Consider your audience, the type of products you plan to promote, and what people are most likely interested in and then offer a giveaway that appeals to the majority of that market.

While you could spend some time creating social marketing campaigns such as Facebook boosted posts or promotional tweets, if you’re looking to jumpstart your affiliate campaigns quickly, and at very little cost, you’ll want to choose one of the traffic triggers listed in the report.

I hope that this special report helps you get on the path towards ongoing success in affiliate marketing.  The key is to stay consistent.  Look for ways to drive traffic to your squeeze pages, power up your mailing list account with in-demand freebies, useful content and autoresponders that nurture engagement.

Keep tabs on upcoming product launches, keeping in mind that heavy promotions on the first and last day of a launch will typically yield the best results.

Always be on the lookout for ways to spread your squeeze page links around. Share them on every social media platform you can, incorporate them into blog posts, and try to be as active on external sites as you are on your own.

Utilize guest blogging, blog commenting and forum marketing to your advantage. Remember, the more active you are across multiple platforms, the more exposure you’ll receive.

Affiliate marketing is a numbers game. You want to try as many different things as possible until you find what works for you.

Your primary focus should always be on continuing to build your lists. The more segmented, targeted and active your lists are, the more money you’ll make.

Please click on THIS LINK link for your FREE report.

 

 

How to add channel art to YouTube

Here is a short post and video on how to design your YouTube channel art

Once you have a YouTube channel you will need some channel art.

You can pay a designer to do this, or if you are sufficiently skilled ylotsou can design it yourself.

Another alternative is to use a number of free sites to generate some art.

The first is :

www.canva.com

You will need to create a free account, after which it is possible to design you art as covered in the video below.

The sites I use for free images are ;

www.pixabay.com

www.pexels.com

There are some really good images in lots of different sectors.

Please watch the video below.

As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

How to get traffic to your site using blogger

I have written a number of articles and made some videos on the theme “how to get traffic to your web site”.  

Some people rely on SEO and posting to sites such as Facebook and twitter.

If we take the subject of SEO, it takes a lot of work and skill to get onto the front pages of the search engines. For most people, this is a step too far so we need to look at other ways of driving traffic.

It is well worth posting to Facebook and twitter but there are other sites that we should consider.

One of these is Blogger, which is owned by google.

There are various debates about Blogger v WordPress.

Personally I don’t see it as an either/or as I use both.

If you have taken the time to write an article and possibly make a video the easy bit is to post to a number of different sites.

It doesn’t take much time to post manually to Blogger but if you want to make life easier,there are various bits of software as well as WordPress plugins that will let you post automatically to Blogger.

The benefits of using Blogger are as follows :

1 It is easy to use,but if you need to know how to do something a simple search on Google or YouTube will provide you with the necessary information.

2 It is free

This is a huge benefit if you are on a budget.

3 Free hosting from Google

As well as free hosting, you get 99.999% uptime.

Also, your site will not suffer degradation of performance.

4 You show up in the search engines faster

Blogger sites are added to the Google search engine within 24 hours,which gives you a huge advantage over other sites.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Blogger is well worth using.

I have used both Blogger and WordPress and I like both. However, at times WordPress can be more difficult to use than Blogger.

If you post to Blogger and make a video and post to YouTube, you may have an unfair advantage in the search engines as both of these are owned by Google.

I have made a short video as an introduction to Blogger.

 

Blog commenting

There are so many things to consider in Internet marketing but one of the major ones is traffic, without which it is not possible to make money. It is possible to generate traffic in a number of ways.

In order to be successful, it is advisable not to rely on any one strategy. Many marketers have realised this when google changed the rules and they found themselves going from the 1st page for their keywords to almost nowhere.

Two options are as follows :

1 Search engine optimisation-it is possible to get to the top of the search engines, but it can take some time, and it needs a lot of expertise.

2 Paid traffic this can be very expensive.

What we are considering here are ways to generate free traffic.

For all these methods there are tools available which will automate the processes, however it is recommended to do these tasks manually to understand the processes.

Blog Commenting

This can be very productive and yet quite easy.

You may have your own blog on which you will have postings and visitors will be invited to comment. If you approve the comment, then they will have a link back to your site to their own site.

This is what we are going to do, i.e. place comments on other people’s blogs in the hope that they will be approved, thus giving you a link back to your own site.

However, for the backlink to be recognised as a worthwhile backlink, it should be in a similar sector and it should be reasonably popular.

Looking at the sector first if, for example, your blog is related to weight loss, then you want the backlinks to be relevant to weight loss. The search engines will not consider a backlink from for example,a photography site to be relevant.

In blog commenting we need to consider the following 3 factors:

1 As stated above, the site you are visiting must be relevant to your site. For example, if your blog relates to Internet marketing, you can

look at search engine optimisation, article marketing, backlinking, etc.

In which case, go to the search engine and type :

Article marketing + blogs or

Article marketing + powered by WordPress

You will then find lots of blogs where you can place comments.

2 For the link to be worthwhile, the site must be reasonably popular and recognised by the search engines.

3 The final factor is the comment.

This will need to be approved by the site owner, so it needs to be meaningful. Do not write something as easy as “great blog” as you will not be approved.

Read the article and make a meaningful comment, which will give you a good chance of the comment being approved.

Make sure that you include your URL so that you can get a link back.

You really don’t need to spend too long on this as backlinks from a few high ranking sites will be very beneficial.

However, if you find this rather repetitive it is possible to make life easier with some free software.

Just enter “free blog commenting software” into the search engine and take your pick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEO Yoast one of the best WordPress plug ins

This plug in for WordPress is one of the most impressive currently available.

In summary, this will enable you to optimise all pages and posts for SEO once you have created the content.

When creating a post (or an article) the following information is entered:

  • The SEO title-this is the 1st line that appears in the search engine
  • The meta description-this is seen below the SEO title
  • Keyword-it is worth remembering that the major search engines rank pages and posts NOT web sites.

After this information and the content in the article have been entered you then click on a key called “Page Analysis”. The plug in will analyse the information and produce a green light or a red light. From this it will be possible to take action so that each red light becomes a green light.

The sort of data that is analysed is as follows :

  • Whether there are any images and whether there are alt tags
  • The length of the page title as only so much is seen when searching
  • Whether the page title contains the keyword
  • How easy the article is to read-it may need shorter sentences
  • The keyword density

It is very easy to take the necessary action to turn red lights into green lights, which will give you a greater chance of being indexed by the search engines.

It is very important to optimise each page or post, as these are what are indexed by the search engines.

Other features include following:

  • Which pages appear in the search engines-for example, if you are selling a product you will not want the download page to be indexed.
  • SEO Yoast automatically creates XML Sitemaps and notifies google and bing of the sitemaps’ existence
  • There are options to notify yahoo and ask
  • Once you have verified your site with google and bing it is so easy to enter these codes into the site.

When choosing a WordPress plug in, before checking the functionality it is

important to ensure that it has been favourably reviewed.

In conclusion, this could save you a lot of time and money, and the great thing is that the plug in is free.

 

How to add menus in WordPress

A number of people have asked me how to manage menus in WordPress.
This is relatively easy to do, and in order to show you how to do it,I have made a short video.

Personally,I like the horizontal menu across the top of the screen.
I then like sub-menus so that people can see, at a glance,what is on my site.

Your theme and menu location may be different.
However,you can still use the same method.

If you have any questions,please let me know.