Why You Need An Email Autoresponder

Why You Need An Email Autoresponder

This post explains why you need an email autoresponder

Now, reading this, you might already have an autoresponder, in which case, well done for being one of the smart 4% of Marketers, who see the value and benefit in having one

But, this post is not written for the minority percentage of marketers who do have one

It is written for those business owners  and newbies who do not have one

Hopefully by the end of this post, you will see exactly the reasons why you need one and you’ll be looking for the right one for your business : )

An email autoresponder, is probably your best sales person…

Why?

Well the most obvious reason is that it is the only way you can duplicate yourself!

Because it doesn’t sleep,

It collect names and addresses for you, automatically

it handles the rejections that will come your way, that you won’t even know about

It will do literally thousands of presentations for you and on your behalf, even while you are sleeping.

But perhaps the very best thing of all, is this… as long as you choose the right type of autoresponder, for affiliate marketing, one which pays you monthly, then …

Every month, before you start work, you will receive a residual income, which ideally should increase every month

Now, does that sound good?… I thought you might like it

Credibility

The other great thing an autoresponder does for you is this. It gives you credibility

How… Because, if you are simply promoting list building, and to build a list you need an autoresponder, then it doesn’t matter what happens to your other affiliate ventures, because you won’t get known as a Serial Opportunity pusher

What’s that you ask?

The Serial Opportunity pusher is the person who signs up for every shiny new object which comes under their nose and then promptly decides to push it onto everyone they know

You’ll have experienced this yourself no doubt

But if you have an autoresponder, you don’t fall into that trap.

With credibility, comes respectability, authority and leadership.

Those 3 things people follow more than anything else.

Time Saving

The other great benefit of having an autoresponder is the time saving factor it provides you with.

You see instead of having to work in your business, like most traditional bricks and mortar business owners do and to a lesser extent a lot of online marketers, who are not doing things the right way, you can work on your business, and that’s a far better way to do things

See with an autoresponder, you can simply load up the messages you want to send and then schedule them to go out, when your not there!

This keeps your name in your prospects in box, daily, if needs be, providing them with great value.

So as you can see, this explains why you need an email autoresponder, for your business.

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How To Use Google Circles For Business

This post explains how to use Google Circles for business.

Now don’t worry if your wondering what a circle is, what it does and how it works, they are very simple to understand and use.

All will be explained in this post for and … ideally in laymans, or womans terms!!

The main thing to remember is this, Google is the Worlds largest Technology platform and so, it is their to help you with your business

Circles

Are simply a way of way of organising, your work contacts and or connections into handy ‘circles’ of influence, possibly even organisation if you prefer

Circles are used in much the same way as you can seperate your connections on Linkedin, if that makes it easier to relate to.

You can have a circle for absolutely anything you have an interest in, or business connection to.

Circles are created, either from within Google itself using the search bar, or the community tab, more on that in a moment, or indeed by inviting your Linked in connections to follow you on Google+

So, How do you use Circles?

Well, there are different ways in which to use Google Circles, but what you have to bear in mind, is this. Google owns Google+…. So absolutely every interaction you have on and in Circles, will be indexed, because google will index content from its own platform/s first, before the likes of othe rsocial media platforms

So, when you are part of a circle, whether its your own, or one you have joined. You can take part, by joining in discussions, sharing your blog link, and this includes your blogger link, because Google owns Blogger : )

You have to be very careful however with the sharing of ‘raw’ affiliate links because Google doesn’t like them

What is a Raw Affiliate Link?… Well this is an example of a raw affiliate link https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=a2360beb

So you would need to turn the raw link into a pretty link and you can read about that on this page

Circles are also great ways of finding out new things, and they won’t just be about Google and with each interaction in a circle, you will see a comment box, like the one below

Most of the time they are set to public, as shown, however, when you click on the Public icon, you are presented with a drop down box, as shown below

You will see, that the Public box is automatically ticked, but if you have a post or link, that you don’t want made public, then you can select the option which best fits, bearing in mind what has been said about affiliate links

It should be noted that if you do post a raw affiliate link, then google will email you and advise you that your content has been removed, because it violates their terms and condtions

So as Google likes content, and you want to be found by the search engines, then it might be best to stick with posting good content, and posting it as public

Using Google circles you can network with other likeminded individuals, by commenting on their posts, or at least the posts that resonate with you the most.

Doing this, shows google, that you are an active contributor on their platform and they willrank you accordingly. All of which obviously helps you, your blog and the rankings you get

So a total win win situation

And that is how you use Circles with Google+

Now, if you found this post useful and / or beneficial, feel free to like, comment and share using the buttons beneath this post.By commenting, you get a chance to leave your own website address and email as well, which in turn Google then notifies me of

When that happens, I return the compliment to you and did you know, that works with absolutely every blog you comment, like and share, which in turn helps your rankings &… Your business

How cool is that

How To Install A WordPress Plugin Manually

How to Install a WordPress Plugin, Manually

 

You will learn how to Install a WordPress plugin manually, well there is no other way really in this post.

Plugins are great because depending on the type you have, they can do a lot of lifting and shifting for you

You have to be careful about which ones you install, and when you do install one, make sure it meets the

CRUDS criteria. CRUDS in case you don’t know, means

Compatible,Relevant, Updated, Downloads and Support

So the first thing you need to do, to install a WordPress Plugin Manually is

Go to the admin of your WordPress dashboard, as shown below and click on Plugins

From the page that then comes up, select >>>Add New as you will see in the picture below

Then using the search bar, which you will then  see

 

Type in the name of plugin . You will be presented with a series of options, usually with the most popular first

Select the plugin you want, making sure it meets the CRUDS criteria above, then click install, as shown below

Insert Install Image here

Once this process has been done, you will then be asked to activate it (below)

Do this and the Plugin will activated and ready for use on your blog

Now ,to give you a ‘live’ demo as it were, the video below, walks you through how to install the

SocialWarfare Plugin onto this blog

How do I Upload A Video To YouTube

This post explains and shows you how to upload a video to YouTube.

Now if the thought of doing videos scares you to death, as it did me, just a few short years ago, then fear not

Because… Once you do one video, you… Get over it and in turn become more accomplished at doing them!

YouTube, is the worlds second largest search engine, after google, it is also the worlds largest generator of traffic to your website

This post doesn’t go into those details, but suffice to say, that outside of a google search, the next place people go to is YouTube

Also by having a YouTube Channel, it provides you with more options for sharing your website/ product or service through the uploads that you do

it is a great way to build up the know like and Trust factor, because its the closest thing to ‘Face to Face’ meeting online.

Now there are couple of ways to upload a video to YouTube.

Before you do, the first thing you need to do, is download, some video recording software, such as

Jing, Snagit, or as I use ScreencastOmatic, my personal preference is screencastomatic, because its simple to use

So this post will focus on that method

Opening Screencast

Screencast, gives you two options for use. One is Free, the other is a reasonably priced Pro Edition

Depending on what you are intending to do with your video, the free version should be sufficient : )

So you open screencast, as you will see below

Select the recording option, in the bottom left hand corner, as shown below

(Screen Recording option image)

Then start recording. You can record videos, with the free version, which are 3 minutes long. 3 minutes in truth is the right length of time to watch a video and one that is on topic

Once you are happy with your recordinng, simply click the ‘done’ button, (below)

Video Description

Next, you get presented with a box, which asks you to describe the video, this is fairly self explanatory

Once that is done, you have two options available

The first one is to save it as an MP4 file to your desktop

The second option is to upload directly to YouTube

Now either option is fine and works well,  you can use both, as they both produce the same end result

However, as a top tip for you, it might be better to save as an MP4 file on your desk top first

Uploading To YouTube

Once you have it saved on your desk top, you can upload it directly to your YouTube Channel ; )

To do this, you need to log into your Channel, then go to the icon (shown below) at the top

Click that and you get asked two questions

Select the Upload Video option, which then lets you upload a video from whereever you have it stored on your computer.

Once that is done, thats its, you have uploaded a video to YouTube

Now, if you found this post, helpful and beneficial or have a question you want to ask, please feel free to comment, like and share below… Its what makes the world go round!

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How To Create A Pretty Link

This post explains How To Create a Pretty Link ( Below)

In case you don’t know what a pretty link is, its the post link above, shortened into a ‘pretty link’ which is used for tracking purposes.

Before you learn about How to create a pretty link, lets briefly look at what pretty link does

Pretty link shows you, as you will see below, which of your posts work better and are getting viewed more.

 

This kind of information is important when you are working out what content to write about or post on your blog. Its a time saver and also good for breaking writers block!

Now you know what Pretty Link is and what is does, the video below shows you how to create a pretty link

If you have found this post help and beneficial, please feel free to comment and share below. so that others can benefit as well.

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