A To Do List For Every Day. In The Life Of A Busy Entrepreneur!

what is the secret to a successful to do list

How to create a To Do List?

When you are working on your own, you can get easily sidetracked. I make for myself each day a printable To Do List, and this list I print out and cross off all the task I have done.

I know there is management software available like Rescue Time, Time Action Machine and Trello. I use it but I still keep my printable To Do List beside me. It also helps me to go back when I outsource jobs to see how long it takes for certain jobs to do. It takes the guessing out.

Sometimes a to-do list gets too long, or you get so far behind that you are giving up on your to-do list or you get stressed out.
It is not difficult to get a to-do list under control. It is easy when you look at some management strategies and keep up with a few rules. Like the 80/20 Rule.

Understanding the difference between a To-Do-List and a Hot List.

A to-do-list is not a planning pad or a hot list, idea starter list or a wishlist. It is a daily task list for an Entrepreneur to do. What it means is the job-task you need to accomplish in 24 hours.
If you use a to-do list for the whole week just summarize that is a planning pad.
A hot list is a list that keeps your hottest ideas or inventions you want to get going.
Any list should have detailed timelines for all of your tasks and write the priorities besides them.

Use a Spreadsheet

  • Writing down each task, you want to complete on individual columns. Arrange them in different columns. Maybe three or four but not more than five. Don’t do too many columns but you can do as many rows you want. Just make sure you can fit them on an A4 page.
  • A. Want to do ( completed 5 days)
  • B. Need to do (completed 72 hours)
  • C. Must do ( completed 24 hours)
  • D. Weekly tasks ( each week like writing invoices or updating a system)

Getting started with your To Do List Must Do.

The Must-do items should not be more than 5 tasks. Depending on the time otherwise, you will move them to the next day, and that will for sure cause a backlog later on.
If you have 5 tasks, prioritise them in numbers on how much value they create for your business.
Decide how many hours you work in one day on your business and divide it into the task list.
The rule is 80/20 means the task that need less input but creates the most significant value for your company or business. So ask yourself this question: What are the highest producing income tasks I have to achieve today?

The second question is: What is the impact tasks I have to do today.

Traffic x Conversion = Revenue

I know it can be a taff decision but to be productive, you need to learn to make decisions.
Read my blog on 80/20 rule. 

A Few Interesting Facts.

Did you know that 80 % of your revenue comes from 20% of your customers?

Another facts is that a lot of people put 80% work in and only have a 20 % output. Instead of 20% input and 80 % output. Which one are you?

Outsource the Task you do not like to do. Hey, that is perfectly ok we don’t need to master every skill.

If you have items that you can not do that day, make sure those are items that can also be outsourced. ( FiverrUpwork, Freelancer,
Sometimes we should not put tasks on our list we do not like to do, as if we do put them on our to-do-list we will start to procrastinate. Outsource them if you can that saves you time and getting things done.

A to do list for the busy Entrepreneur

The List called Need To Do

The Need To Do List are things that you have to do, but can be done throughout three days. For example, watching a training video, update content, do some research, Social Media engagement, etc.
The same goes for that column prioritise the task according to how important those jobs are, and prioritize them on how much they contribute to make you money.

The List called Want to do.

Want to do, are tasks which have a longer time fulfilment schedule. Jobs they might need more input or research and require other tasks to combine. Some time management systems suggest to toss out jobs like this and use a someday list.

I strongly disagree with that, a someday list will quickly be cluttered, and the list can become endless as all tasks you don’t like or think can wait you will put on there. It is challenging, but don’t create a backdoor for yourself to procrastinate.

If you want to get ahead of your workload, I suggest again if there are tasks you absolutely don’t like or hate to do, outsource them before you drag them from week to week in your to-do list.

Weekly Tasks ( repeated tasks)

Weekly Jobs are those tasks that repeat themselves each week. Make it a habit of choosing one day a week to do them. You will see after doing that for a couple of months it feels great and it will be much easier to fulfil your to-do list.

I got the feeling… ( famous song)

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It is a great reward and feeling when you sit down in the evening and can cross out all the tasks you have done on your To Do List. The feeling is fantastic.
Imagine that feeling right now, the excitement of being productive and it feels so good. Can you feel the satisfaction and the excitement that you did it? It gives you a boost of energy.

Don’t get sidetracked.

If you want to include tasks that are in a backlog, make sure they are not taking priority for you, and they create an excellent opportunity for distraction for the must-do items.

Just an example, say you are surfing the net for new collectable books, but you don’t really need to do that especially when you have told a presentation to finish for your customer in a couple of hours.
Our Brain loves to procrastinate as our brain has to keep us happy.

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How many items should I put on my list?

It depends on the task and on how many hours do you need to do that job.
Also, it depends on the criteria is it a single step process or does it need a multiple steps process to fulfil the job.
With complicated tasks, you might only put 2 job tasks on the list, and otherwise 3 to 5 items.

Don’t forget to time yourself and write the time behind each task when you perform the work. That will help you in the future to take out the guessing.

If you use your computer and a spreadsheet as suggested for your To-do -list, you can colour the different columns and add time, and some other notes to it.

The advantage of using colour is that you can quickly see how many highlighted items you have to do, and how many are still left to do. Don’t think I am old fashion I am not. I still use Time Action Machine as software because it is so simple to use, together with my printable list.

Time Action Machine

I suggest to print it out and put this list in front of you. Make a check mark when it is done, keep the crossing out as a ritual in the end when you are finished. It is an inspiring feeling, and you want to ride this wave of motivation.

Create the next day list already in the evening, before you shut down your computer. Why as this gives you time to process it in your sleep and in the morning you know you have a schedule and know what you have to do.
Having a schedule will help you to eliminate a part of procrastination.

So, what do you say, want to start your To Do List today?

It is crucial that you create a list what is done in 24 hours and only if really not possible transfer an item not done on the top list for the next morning.
Make it a habit to finish every day your job tasks, and note down some important things for you to remember.

One more advise I like to give you, find out your biorhythm clock curve.
Check in which hours you are the most productive and which hours of the day you are less productive. For the most productive hours do a task that earns you the most money, and in the not so productive hours do things that are easy and can be done with less brainpower.

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Here is an article about this you need to scroll down to the section Peaks and Throughs.

I use my non-productive hours to do tasks like social media, research and training.
I hope I gave you some ideas on how you can organise your to-do -list and please do a printable do list it is so much easier to see it in front of you instead of clicking around on the computer, as this causes distractions and an opportunity to have a sneak peek at something else.

What is your secret to the a great to do list? Do you have one? Share with us what are your Tips and Tricks.

All yours Sylvia

Is Affiliate Marketing better with RSS Feeds, or is RSS dead.

RSS and Affiliate Marketing a new era

Is Affiliate Marketing easier with RSS Feeds?

When you want to make money online, the best way to start with is Affiliate Marketing.

What is Affiliate Marketing, in short, you sell other people’s products?

Said this what does it mean for me. It means you do not create any products, and you don’t need to stack up on products and pay money in advance, there is no need for you to be a marketing professional,( if you are in marketing it is a great benefit for you) in short Affiliate Marketing is an easy way to start an online business. With less to no startup capital.

RSS and Affiliate Marketing todayMake additional Income with Affiliate Marketing.

When you are looking into an opportunity for an extra income than I can say that Affiliate Marketing is the right choice, and the easiest to start with.

When you go on the world wide web and search for Affiliate Marketing, you will read a lot of time that Affiliate Marketing or making money online is an easy and fast way to get you going.

A lot of those so-called gurus saying that Affiliate Marketing is a passive income work 5 hours a week for a 5 figure income.

Well, I hate to pop the bubble, but with an Online business, it doesn’t matter if it is E-commerce, Affiliate Marketing and or Drop shipping you will not be able to clap your hand and Sim- Sala-Bim all is done.

Affiliate Marketing is a Business and don’t be naïve and fall for that there is no work involved. There are work and learning involved, and the success is depending on you and on how much time you are willing to invest.

Be successful with Affiliate Marketing.

When you want to be successful in Affiliate Marketing, you must make several steps first.

There is a lot of decision making involved and what you want to do, and in choosing your niche.

You can sign up with the Affiliate Program and research the Internet on how to do Affiliate Marketing.

When you do your research you will find that the first step is choosing a niche, the second step creates a website or a blog, many people say you do not need a site to promote the product do not believe a lot of social media will ban or penalise you to post the link directly.

The easy times are over Social Media has caught up with that and encourage you to buy their advertising so they can get a piece of the pie.

Social Media today

It is understandable as Social Media has become a market place for advertising affiliate programs and some social media want to protect their subscribers.

 

The third step is that you need to look for affiliate companies who have the right product for you.

The following steps are then that you need to create content and write reviews, communicate with your customers and subscribers, and always look for new products and updates.

There are great information technologies available that will help you with your daily routine.

One of them is RSS Feeds.

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RSS Feeds and Affiliate Marketing.

Just a short intro about RSS. It is in long called Real Simple Syndication. It helps you to deliver bundle content to you. It was very common before Social Media took over the market in a storm.

RSS has lost a significant stake in his market share to social media. But needless to say, it is still a great way to get the newest content to your site. It is an accessible and commonly used format to display information in the form of RSS feeds.

It also can share your content in the way of RSS feeds.

What an RSS feed is doing is simply showing you URL’s on recent updates for a specific topic published by a content provider.

The RSS feeds are self- updated as soon as there is new content or information out.

Do Affiliate Networks have RSS widgets?

Affiliate Networks don’t have RSS widgets, but there are RSS feed reader out there ( third party providers) who will generate the RSS feeds with related products for your chosen niche.

It can be set up on automation, and you can share updates with your social media and blogs. It is a great way to save time in searching and delivering your affiliate products to your customers or audience.

RSS and your Website RSS feeds have a lot of use, and you can use it for your personal benefit. Sign up to different blogs and see what content they are sharing and what and how do they offer.

It will also give you some ideas on what to write. You will understand that new, fresh, exciting and quality content will have customer returning and will increase your profit.

I am new and I don’t know where to start with Affiliate Marketing.

If you are looking to go into Affiliate Marketing allow me to introduce to you the platform I am using.

  • It is an excellent platform with 1.3 Million Members great Training lessons.
  • There are different levels, and you will go through each step by step.
  • There is a 7day free trial period that will allow you to create 2 websites with a subdomain.
  • If you do not sign up for the premium version, don’t worry you still can keep them.
  • It also comes with the first 10 training lessons for free. There is also no credit card details required.
  • My favourite part is the training that members publish in the forum, it is a help as they get through and experience problems they make training and you can look for it. There are thousands of training videos from members alone.
  • You also get free weekly training by Maggi studio our Jay.
  • and so much more have a peek inside.

Why don’t you have a look inside and see if it suits you? No obligation. Interested?

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Not yet convinced?

A Quick look inside Wealthy Affiliate the best online University.

This is just to give you an idea of what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer, and I will explain a bit of the training from the two programs you will have access to.

Wealthy Affiliate has two memberships one is the free 7-day starter Membership. ( it is pretty good, and it comes with great benefits. )

The other is the premium Membership what will take your business to the next level. It is a guide and proof that to make money with affiliate marketing is possible with effort.

Affiliate Marketing is not a weekend projectFirst the Training with the free starter Membership.

Soon as you are signed in you are able to start either create the websites or start the training. ( I recommend the training)

In total there are five main courses with ten training lesson each.

That is the core training to walk you through the main steps on how to set your online business up and get it running. Easy laid out and you can follow according to your own pace.

Said this for the free starter membership you will receive the first 10 lessons of the certification course 1 for free. You also get the first 10 lessons of the Affiliate Bootcamp for free.   ( two training courses )

A great feature is that you also will be able to tick the lesson off when you completed them. So you do not get lost.

Don’t get overwhelmed. It is up to you, and you are able to go back and forward on the videos until you understand the process. It is not hard getting through the training all you need is passion, persistence and the will to do it.

Building a free website with the tools inside of Wealthy Affiliate

The website building part is not that difficult, and indeed there is nothing to be nervous or worry about.

These days you do not need to code a website anymore you still can, but it has progressed so far that it is actually easy to build a site. There are no tech skills involved. It comes with a website builder.

A website inside Wealthy Affiliate can be built in 4 simple steps

Building a Website in 4 steps

You will have some more tools, and some might not be familiar with you, but all this you will learn in the training

  • The Keyword Research Tool,
  • The member forum a community of 1.3 million
  • Live Chat
  • SSL Certificate
  • Website Speed ( PM)
  • Site content (PM)

I am sure you will think ok how much is it?

The free starter Membership is free for 7 days as I mentioned before.

The premium membership comes with a monthly fee and can also be paid yearly with a big discount. If you are serious about working online to earn a second or full income the premium membership is the way to go.

But as there is no obligation sign up for the free 7-day starter Membership and if you do not like it, it is also ok. From my experience, you will not find another platform like this.

The Premium Membership has so much more to offer and if you like to know more see my blog about Wealthy Affiliate. Before I forget when you sign up under this link, I give you the first-month Premium Membership a discount of 60%. You will only pay 19USD for the first month. The second month you pay than 49 USD.

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Conclusion

A bit of advise when you want to start with Affiliate Marketing. It is a great way to make extra income from home, but it also involves work. There are no free rides.

As it is with every business, you have to invest your time, and you need to be prepared to go that extra step. There is not much hardware involved in working online, the only things you need is a computer and the Internet. Of course, the other ingredients are passion, determination, and the will to succeed. 

I can assure you that there are not many Affiliate Internet Marketing Programs out there who offer all that Wealthy Affiliate is offering. I been there and lost money because of the scam I fall for it. It was a good learning lesson but it was also painful.

Please also note that Affiliate Marketing is not a fast and easy get rich concept. It needs a constant fine-tuning, and your success depends on you. With Wealthy Affiliate, you have the right tools to succeed. With advanced technology like RSS and Social Media, your online business is good to start. Affiliate Marketing with RSS makes it more effective. Systematising your business with the right RSS provider tools is easy.

When you sign up today I will give you for free some of my best Affiliate Marketing E-books.

Do you use the RSS in your blogs or do you have more question to Affiliate Marketing and RSS? I understand and been there it can be very confusing if you have questions I am happy to answer them for you. I normally reply within a day depends which time zone you are.

All Yours

Sylvia

The How of Internet Marketing Part 1

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RSS Tool and Social Media powerful tools in the Online Marketing World

How to make money using  RSS Data transfer and Social Media. Both are powerful tools combined.

Once upon a time, there was the RSS Tool ( Real Simple Syndication) a powerful tool to get news and updates from multiple sites to your website and blog. Than Social Media Twitter feeds, Facebook walls, Reddit, and Telegram channels took over.

RSS lost his market share to social media. It has taken over a sizeable part of the RSS market share but it is still a great source for any news junkie, market watcher or social media addict. RSS is declining but it is not dead. With all the leeks about privacy from Facebook and Google people might consider to return to RSS.

Having a feed of constant –newest updates of self –curated information sounds like a good source of content on your site.

social Media and RSS Software to make money online
Social Media and RSS a powerful tool to make money online.
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Social Media and RSS in the online world.

 When done correctly both Social Media and RSS can drive Traffic to your site that leads to conversions.

The only difference is that RSS is a “pull Technology” and Social Media a “push technology. “

There are different ways to make money to increase the earnings from your website. One way I want to show you here is with RSS ( Real Simple Syndication)

Email Marketing in the Make Money Niche.

With so much spam around and emails clogging up our inbox, marketers need to be creative to get their emails opened by the email receiver. Even you collect all the emails from your site, the chances that people read your email has become slimmer and slimmer. Open rate of emails soars.

Spam a way to drive customers away.

Can you imagine that anyone who logs on to the Worldwide web has not heard of “Spam”. I just talk to my  friend she is 2 years younger than me, but paid never much attention to the Internet.

When she ask me last week , what kind of product is that  as it seems to be so popular. Everywhere she hears the word Spam. I had to explain to her that it is not the tined meat product called  “Spam”.

Even it is very popular in some countries.  LOL

Definition of Spam

SPAM  is irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to a large number of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, and just to annoy you.  

“Spam’ is a push technology . Pushed into our face and inbox wanted or unwanted.

Many people believe this kind of push technology is or will soon be dying. Even some promote the money is in your list. I think I can not count how often I heard this from Marketing gurus and I know email marketing works, but I will never spam my subscribers as much as I hate it , so will they.

Spam in email marketing

When I look at my inbox I get mail from people or companies I have never heard off, and I am sure I did not subscribe. I put them straight into the bin before I unsubscribe I will mark them as spam.

There are other opinions around and some say email marketing is still the best way to make money online and some say email marketing is dead. Opinions are divided on that subject. What is your opinion?

Said this as long as there are individuals and companies that use frequently the illegal spam process. Email marketing is around a long time.

 The irony of this is that companies who rank in the millions, actually selling spam solutions to big cooperations and individual people. The funny thing is that is actually a really good market but unfortunately, the solutions are not working.

But hey who we are to judge the diet products don’t work either but it is a million dollar industry and people still buy the products.

Real Simple Syndication ( RSS)

RSS is actually the total Opposite of the Push Technology ( email marketing) it is a pull technology.

When you subscribe to an RSS Feed subscribers pull information into their RSS Readers and can only be done so if someone voluntarily subscribes  to an particular RSS Feed.

RSS long forgotten in this world

When the subscriber finds that information not useful or they don’t want it anymore , they can simply unsubscribe any time and never have to receive any other  message from the owner of that particular feed.  Because of the term “Pull” Technology.

Most experienced  Website owners use the RSS Feeds but a lot do not know what it does and even with the social media out there, RSS is still a good option to get traffic to your site.  

Google Ad sense and your Website

Say you have a website with a blog and if you don’t have and want to set up a mini website with a one page or two page that is also ok . A blog is a good idea and a great alternative to a mini Website.

You can host ads either from Google Ad Sense or the any Banner Ads Company.

Whenever you have a visitor on your site and they click on your ads you get paid.

One important thing is that your pages need to be optimized properly. I am not talking about deep SEO but you have an advantage if you can, I talk about using a keyword tool that is easy to use and helps with ranking. Jaaxy the free Keyword tool. Using Keywords in your Content ranks you faster. This will ensure you get your page ranked higher up in search engines.

You can try out the free Jaaxy Keyword Tool here

As it is with any site or page the more targeted traffic you get, the more visitors will click your ads, and that will increase your earnings.

You properly already utilize social media as a way to get visitors to your site and by using the power of RSS you can increase the earnings potential on your page again.

Adding an RSS feed to your page will convert your page into an ever-changing dynamic web page. Bringing you an abundance of returning visitors. Please note that you also need quality content for the visitors to return to your page.

Google Ad Sense tutorial for traffic

Adding an RSS feed to your page will convert your page into an ever-changing dynamic web page. Bringing you an abundance of returning visitors. Please note that you also need quality content for the visitors to return to your page.

For what Can I use RSS

  • Information that is interesting in your niche: When you are interested in a special Niche to say a particular topic you can connect to blogs and websites or news feeds that specialize in your topic. You can have a whole RSS Feed about your favourite Football team, Tennis player, your favourite TV series, or Donald Trump. You can also follow events, updates, local business, new courses the choice is yours.
  • Price, free services and Deals: You will be surprised how many sites are out there who monitor special deals, free offers, free services and special deals on travel and lifestyle, the stock market, trading bitcoins and digital currencies etc.
  • Daily News: Get the newest Information about headlines delivered straight to your RSS. The good thing you are able to customize it as it fits you.
  • Job Offers: Be updated on job websites on the newest offers on new jobs. Not all job search sites have the RSS feature but there are some available.
  • Weather updates: If you are in the camping and outdoor niche, for example, you can get the updated information on the Weather forecast on your page.

There is no limit on how creative you can be on your RSS Feeds.

How many RSS Feeds can I put on my Website?

You can put as many as you want, but again not to look like spam put around 5 or 10 RSS Feeds to your page. You will create a dynamic, ever-changing, self-updating page. Providing valuable content that readers will want to read, over and over again.

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Is it simple to use it with the free RSS creator software.

You can get the RSS creator software in different forms. As a desktop, mobile, and even browser add-on versions, or as a web-based version.

The free versions have limits and you can not subscribe unlimited, but most RSS creator software allows you to subscribe up to 60-100 sites. After that, they ask you to pay, what is ok when you make money on your site. You have a wide choice of RSS software out there but the few I mention here are the most popular ones.

Different RSS ( Real Simple Syndication )Software available

It is not a big secret to turn a webpage into a dynamic webpage. Just use one of the many RSS softwares available.  

RSS creator software called Carp. It is one of the many free versions and can be downloaded here.

Carp RSS software
3 Options are available as you can see above. You have the option to try it out first. Just follow the instructions.

Innoreader RSS software reader
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You have the choice and find out which one works for you. When you decided which reader you will use, it is time to pull in your sources.

Most RSS Readers have a search function that will find any major site or publication. If it does not show up it is easy to do it manually but takes time.

All you have to do is paste the URL into your RSS reader and it should automatically find the feed for you. You can also keep an eye out on the RSS feed symbol on other blogs and websites what will bring you straight to their feed. Once added all the sources you can organize them in a way that suits you.  

Conclusion

A lot of discussion is going on and for many people they say RSS is dead. Let me tell you RSS is not dead and if you belong to the mid to late millennial generation, chances are that you have heard about RSS but never paid much attention to it.

RSS is still part of the Internet, it is free and refreshingly free from personal issue and personal opinions from people like on social media like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc. 

Social Media vs RSS

Some marketers get tired of the social media but it is a must in the online marketing world.

The information properties are nice. The most valuable  RSS feature may now be its ability to help users in a conscious balance of perspectives on what they read, but it is going beyond Social Media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

RSS Real Simple Syndication is a pull technology not a push technology like social media. You still have the choice on what you like to see in your feed.

Do you have experience with RSS Feeds and Social Media please share with us what you use and how it works for you. Feel free to comment below

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All yours Sylvia

Make your visitors stay longer on your Website. Decrease your Bounce Rate and increase Page Views.

Decreasing Bounce Rate and increasing your pageviews1

How to decrease the bounce rate and increase page views?

When I started out writing my blogs I believed it is hard to bring people to my site. Oh, boy was I wrong. The hardest part is actually to make the people stay on your blog. Took me a while to figure that one out. But eventually I did.

As a website owner I can say bringing people to your site is the easy part of making them stay the difficult part.

Ok, when you start getting people to your website seems to be difficult, but you can manage that easier, than getting them to stay. The bounce rate depends on how long the visitor stays on your site, and what you have to offer.

Many visitors who are coming to your site will end up leaving your site without going to the 2nd page.
When the visitor is not scrolling down and is not going to the second page or choosing any other page that will increase your bounce rate. Unfortunately, this is decreasing your page view per visit.

If you are in affiliate marketing that means it will decrease your revenue or conversion rate.

Definition on the terms Bounce rate and Page view

What is the Bounce rate

It is the percentage of visitors who enter any website and leave the site ( also called bounce) in a couple of seconds instead of viewing any other pages or clicking any other links on your site.

What is a Page view

Every time a visitor visits any webpage, it is called page view( as the visitor is viewing your page
A Page view is commonly confused with website hits. People use hits to describe a pageview
From a technical part, a hit is recorded for each object that loads for a page view. Page view and website hit are not the same.

If you have an affiliate website than your website will be mostly monetised with banner ads, and that means the page view plays a more significant roll in getting paid by the company who places the ads.

Bounce rate and Banner ads

If you see it from that site, it means if you are trying to build an audience a loyal audience than the bounce rate plays a big roll in it.

The higher the bounce rate, the more money you lose. The lower the bounce rate, the more money you can make. It is called conversion. However, it also shows that your site is attractive to your visitors.

Of course, you should have a look at your bounce rate in Google Analytics and see what is your bounce rate on your site, or you might know it already, and that is why you are reading my blog.
I will show you some ideas and tricks on how to improve your bounce rate and page view. I will share a few methods for that.

Tip number 1 on how to increase your website bounce rate and increase your page views through #internal links

Interlinking from your pages to each other on posts or pages within the content it will bring you more page views. It is a proven fact.
How to do Interlinking? It is so easy, search for the post you want to link and adding the link to your post or page.

Always make sure that internal linking and external linking open in a new tab. Otherwise, you might lose the visitor as the visitor might not find his way back to your site.

If you interlink keep in consideration that they should be relevant to each other. That is a pleasant experience for the reader or visitor, and your visitor might come back to search for more on your site.

To do that you need to have a few blogs on your website and if you have lots of content on your site than this method is excellent, as it will open the floodgates when it gets started.

Linking your Content

When you are planning to interlink old content with new content, there are two ways how to do it
One way is doing it manually. This means you spent time going back and forward from new to old blogs.
The easy way is doing it with a plugin.
The plugin I find quite useful it is called thirsty Affiliate

ThirstyAffiliates Affiliate link Manager

It is normally a link manager, and I use it for internal linking.
Did you know that internal linking also increases your SEO besides reducing the bounce rate and increasing the page views?

External links should always open in a new window. To avoid your visitor does not find his way back to your site.

Tip number 2 # Showing related posts below your Post or Page

It is like you look into the TV after one show or series is finish it says

“ next comes XYZ “

Visitors will leave your page if you do not show them to a post that is related or just a post with similar interests. Just call it favourite post, or latest post…

There are many ways how you can add a post or page related to the page or post you are showing.
You can, of course, do it manually, and some themes have that code it comes with the theme.

However, if it is not in your theme, you can always use a plugin and automate it.

Tip number 3 show #excerpts on front and archived pages to reduce your bounce rate and increase the page views.

When you show excerpts on front and archived pages, it will reduce the loading time for your site. What is an important point as you will know from yourself it the site is loading to slow you will leave the site?

When you show excerpts posts on your site, it also increases the page views.
You should almost never show the whole post on the archived pages and or front page.

If your bounce rate is high than this is an excellent way to reduce the bounce rate and increase the page view. However, this is up to you as it is your site.

Just imagine in your mind this scenario, you go to a website and find a dozen images in one post and then the site shows ten of the fully loaded picture posts on one page.

I believe most of the visitors will leave as the experience is not pleasant. The next obstacle is the website, will load so slowly . Can you imagine that?

What would you do…? I think like everyone would do, leave the site.
Most of the good themes have that feature of showing excerpts on front and archived pages already built in.
Yes, the world of website building has become advanced to 10 years ago.

Tip number 4 to increase your page views and reduce bounce rate using an interactive sidebar

Any sidebar in a website is playing a crucial role in increasing pageviews and reducing bounce rates.
Unfortunately, it is so many times overlooked by Website owners.
A great way is to show your favourite posts
• Day by day
• week by week
• month or month
• alternatively, the recent posts on a single post page.

What I want to say with that is you can show favourite posts in the sidebar. You can customise them with stunning images to catch the interest of the visitors and redirect them to other posts on your side.
You can put a small video into the sidebar from your favourite post …. Be creative the possibilities are there.

Remember each extra or additional interactive sidebar content feature is a potential avenue to keep the visitor’s attention on your site. You can check your website speed with some free tools.

Website speed test pingdom

Tip number 5# pop-ups, ads and distracted advertising

When you have pop-ups on your side, let them slide in at the corner as if people are reading your content and the pop up is coming up they get annoyed and might leave your site.
Be friendly with your pop up and don’t make it annoying. Pop-ups are distractive, and lots of people hate them. There are different ways how to place pop-ups find a good and friendly way.

I keep my pop up at the corner, and I show them at the exit.
Be aware and cut down on distractions like auto-play audio, autoplay video and banner ads on your site.

Tip number 6 #splitting up your long posts

If you are a person who loves to write super long posts, then I suggest split them up. Lots of people do not favour long post, and they will click away if the post seems to be too long.

Google loves long content, we all know, but a long article with 10K will be a bit overwhelming for a visitor. A long article will also have a slower loading time, so break them up with the WordPress #tag in your post.

You can transform your long article in pdf. Files and offer them to download your article. That gives value to your visitor, and it will get you a potential customer.

How to split the post
Simple go to post editor in your post, and switch to text mode and add the
WordPress <!–nextpage–> tag in your post. anywhere you want to break the post into the next page. Your post will have multiple pages.

Take caution that you do not trigger an adverse effect, if you do not have a sufficient amount of content on each page, then your visitor gets upset.
Splitting pages up should go from 5K below that do not split.

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Tip number 7 #encourage your visitor for random browsing

Random browsing is so easy and so incredibly useful.

What you have to do?
Place a “Random Post” or “Explore button” in the above fold area of your page or post.
It is a simple button that redirects visitors to random posts on your website.
You can again use a plugin

Redirect URL to post
Try it out, and you can see if it suits you. But remember not every plugin is compatible with your site. Test it out first.

A word of caution

I give you here a few plugins, please be aware and test plugins first before you use all of them.
Not every plugin is compatible with your theme. I also like to mention that too many plugins can slow down your site.
So choose wisely what you want to implement and what suits you for your site. Test your site speed before and after installing a plugin.

Conclusion:

For every problem, there is a solution. For decreasing the bounce rate and increasing page views, there are many options available. What is best for you it is up to you, and you have to decide.

For me the best way or best solution to reduce the bounce rate and increase page views is when you create quality content.
Some of the Tips I have given you will only work if you have enough content. They all work, apply the ones you feel they are best suited for you.

Good quality Content is important.

Create good quality content, and when you choose then a few tips from above, you unlock the floodgate of visitors and increased page views to your site.
That will decrease your bounce rate, and you are on the go.

Be patient and remember everything takes time, and a good formula is

Quality content+ decreased bounce rate +increased page =a higher conversion rate.

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Forced Retirement Doesn’t Mean the End of Your Career

Is there success without stress

Choose a work that you love, and you won’t have to work another day. ” Confucius

I love this quote as it is so on the spot and wise. I never gave much thought about that until a good friend got retrenched from work after 34 years of service.

Just like that. He fell into a deep depression for almost a year. It was so hard to see him suffer. He was 58 years young. It was hard for him being forced into early retirement.

The things got worse when all his Resumes are returned with a negative response. I know he applied for hundreds of jobs, some of them would have accepted him but for a peanut salary and ridiculous hours. 

Things got worse.

Whenever I spoke to him, he was telling me that nothing works and he will live from social welfare. At that stage, we could not talk sense into him as he would find a word or a sentence to start a fight with you.

I felt down for 2-3 days, and I stopped calling him on a regular base. Don’t judge me please, but somehow I felt the need to protect myself and my energy being brought down to a lower frequency. start a new career after being fired

Eventually, we could convince him to get professional help, and since 2 years he is stable as my friend found a new career in the online world and he is happy.
He actually believes now that it was his destiny.

He found his passion in the online world and his income has doubled over the last couple of month.
Whenever our friends are retrenched or losing their job, his words are “Forced Retirement Doesn’t Mean the End of Your Career. Life goes on and when one door closes another one open.

That is said so easy, I know, but it is true.
That brought me to the idea to write a blog for people losing a job, a company downsizing or just being forced into early retirement. There is hope.


Retrenching and downsizing a major effect on Peoples Life and Self-confidence. 

When you are retrenched because a company is downsizing and you are only above 50 years plus, it is forced retirement. Why? It is so hard for people that age to find another job. It is not impossible but it takes longer, and bosses usually think twice before they employ someone above 50 plus.

That brings me to the famous words from Will Rogers.
That brings me to the famous words from Will Rogers.
He once said about how half of your life is wasted attempting to find something to fill the void of all the time you rushed around trying to save.

Retirement is not the end of the worldMany people have lots of productive years left after retirement, and many don’t realise it. For many there is plenty of time to start a new career, that will lead to a different lifestyle and enjoy numerous success.

The golden age of Forced Retirement.

People aren’t content anymore to accept the golden watch and then be delegated to the life of retirement. For many retirements comes with the thought of a life of isolation.

 Let me tell you it is not, being at home 24/7 and doing what you want to do feels relaxing and is fun for a while, and if you do not organise your time in a great and productive way, pretty quick boredom sets in and it become difficult to spend the days in forced nothingness.

Depression and Retirement

I have seen friends who retired and were on a high roll the first year, they did all they travel, they enjoyed vacations, slept in, stayed with family and friends, throw parties, and when the excitement wears off, they become bored and the feeling of not being needed kicks in.

It went so far with some of our friends that they went into a stage of Depression. Luckily our friends came out with something new in mind, and now they live a life like a  Laptop Lifestyle Entrepreneur. They started a home-based business work from home and earned money online.

Retirement exciting and challenging 

Not everyone is the same, for some is retirement an active and challenging time and for others, they look for part-time jobs.

Rather than finding a job that will confine you to certain hours of the day, think about starting an online business. Working from home and earning money online is an attractive solution for many Retires.

The most successful Entrepreneurs are people above 50 years young at heart.

What you need to start an Online Business.

Starting an Online Business is not difficult, and all you need is

  • Passion
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Time
  • Determination
  • Persistence
  • Love

When you have that you can start an online business anytime. I have started an online business, and I am pleased that I did this step now already, one of the benefits is that it does not keep me restraint from travelling or moving around where I want to live.

earn and work from home with an online businessLife can be exciting and challenging, and it is all about you how and where you see yourself.

Online businesses are financially rewarding.

Online business can be very rewarding in both ways financially and intellectually.  When you do it correctly, with the right mindset and the right goals setting you can positively supplement your income or retirement income.

Online Courses Training and Online Universities 

There is no need to worry if you are technically challenged. There are many online courses, or universities offer specially designed courses for people and seniors on everything from Computer programming or just only to know your computer.

Your day is filled with exciting hours of learning, project planning, and marketing that will keep your brain power sharp and on the spot, the only side effects that I know off is it will boost your income.

If you are struggling now with your income or retirement funds, learning about available opportunities and new adventures can be stimulating and profitable with minimal start-up costs.

Can you imagine that you will have extra money each month, you have fulfilled and satisfactory days in growing and building your own work from online home business.

All you need is Computer, Internet, time and willing to learn.

The only thing you need is a bit of knowledge on how to operate your Computer and how to use the internet. Yes, that is all you need to start your own online business. ( Be aware if you stroll off on your own there are a lot of online scams out there, and all they want is your money.)

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Because I am with Wealthy Affiliate and I have to say I am thrilled over the past 2 years I have learned so much in every aspect about the Internet that I think it is a great way to start when you are new in this field.

With a good company who has a strong foundation, a proven track report of 10 years and proven testimonials of real members making a good income.

Wealthy Affiliate Online BusinessWhat can you do with Wealthy Affiliate?

First, you need to sign up even for the free program ( has a 7-day free trial membership)

With the free trial membership, you can build 2 websites for free, and you get the first 10 Training lesson for the certification level for absolutely free. You also get the first 10 Boot camp lesson for free. 

If you want to stay free, you can, but your access to wealthy affiliate is then restricted. 

It is easy to understand the system, and you can build on your website when going along with the training. Step by step at your own pace and speed.

You can rewatch it as many times as you want.

Wealthy Affiliate has a proven system, and Kyle and Carson are still working actively on the whole platform to improve, test and redefine the platform to give the best results and training to their members.

One thing I have to mention before I get you too excited about the whole work from home and make money online Business.

There is work involved, and sometimes it can be frustrating and overwhelming, you will feel uncomfortable and looking for answers. This is all normal and a standard process to go through.

When working online do not forget it is not a hobby it is a business and a business supposed to make you money.

Turn your passion into a Business!

If you treat your online marketing as a hobby, it will become a hobby and will not make you much money or no money at all. It all comes down to the right mindset.

Many people quit before they reach their goal, as they expected to become rich overnight. You need to give this online business for at least 180 days to make some progress and sales.

It might come earlier that is up to you, but you have to keep in mind that it will not make you rich overnight it is not a lottery business. Wealthy Affiliate is providing a platform to learn how to earn money online and not how to get rich overnight.

Wealthy Affiliate Offers a first class 5 star online training platform that has everything you need to start a successful online business.

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Said this I give you a sneak peek what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer

  • You get with the free membership 2 free websites with a subdomain ( you can keep even if you do not sign up)
  • A free guided tour through the online platform
  • First 10 Training lessons step by step for free, ( easy to follow lessons, watch them as many times as you want)
  • You can apply the learned knowledge straight to your website
  • Hands on experience
  • Best website hosting in this industry
  • 24/7 support
  • Live Chat
  • Interactive Member forum of 1.3 Million members 
  • Other training materials from Members ( experience from their site and the difficulties they faced)
  • Weekly live training with Jay
  • User-friendly Website builder
  • Domain registration on site
  • The jaaxy free keyword tool
  • SSL certificates
  • Site speed
  • Site content with the free image tool Unlimited email accounts with your site .com
  • Private messaging and one on one coaching
  • Different Memberships
  • You learn about SEO and blog writing
  • Shortcuts from member experience
  • and so much more
  • There are different Memberships options.
  • One is the free starter Membership ( no you do not need the credit card to sign up )
  • Premium Membership is a paid membership ( the membership fee is less than most hosting platforms ask for.

I am a Member since November 2016, and I love the platform and the training. Anyone can build a business with the right tools and the right mindset. Build your dream don’t wait time is precious.

One more thing you can choose any topic you want, if you have a hobby you are passionate about it use it as it is fun, creating a business what comes from your heart.

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Take Life into your hands

Is that a deal. I think it is a pretty good deal.

“Choose a work that you love, and you won’t have to work another day.” Confucius

With so many options now available, there is no need to worry about Life and Career.

Forced Retirement doesn’t mean the end of your career it just means be prepared to open the door to more opportunities that are coming your way.

Let’s get started and make money online. Leave a footprint on this world.

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Please if you have questions or thoughts and doubts about work from home and earning money online feel free to leave a comment and I will answer your questions.

All yours Sylvia

Are Baby Boomers scared of retirement? Is that the reason why they become an Online Entrepreneur

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Baby Boomers are successful Entrepreneurs

Are you one of the Baby boomers.

Aren’t you excited that you belong to a unique group in History? Are you scared of Retirement or are you excited?

I am excited and I belong to the Baby Boomers. I love the fact that we are unique in History. One thing we all have in common and that is we refuse to retire like our ancestors.

I mention here a few of the most Famous Baby Boomers …

Source from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/the-boomer-list-preview-the-film/3123/

1946 Tim O’Brien, Vietnam vet/author
1947 Deepak Chopra, M.D.New Age guru
1948 Samuel L. Jackson, actor
1949 Billy Joel, singer-songwriter
1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer
1951 Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
1952 Amy Tan, author
1953 Eve Ensler, playwright
1954 Julieanna Richardson, historian and founder, The HistoryMakers
1955 Maria Shriver, journalist
1956 Kim Cattrall, actor
1957 Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM
1958 Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center
1959 Ronnie Lott, athlete
1960 Erin Brockovich, environmentalist
1961 Peter Staley, AIDS activist
1962 Rosie O’Donnell, entertainer
1963 David LaChapelle, artist
1964 John Leguizamo, actor

When A Baby Boomer Retires.

Baby boomers and the digital trendsThat said when we retire from our 9 to 5 job, we are not made to retire entirely. We always look for something we can do. A new skill, a new trade, or a new business. The internet is an excellent way for Baby Boomers to earn money online. There are many successful Baby Boomers around us.

Active and energetic Baby Boomers

These days the Baby boomers are active, mentally and physically, full of energy and excited what life still has in store for them. The Baby boomers leave a big footprint on this world.
What I like most and I respect from everyone is, Baby boomers enjoy the freedom that comes with being an online entrepreneur.

Would you believe when I tell you that approximately 80 million ( and growing), Baby boomers have developed an entrepreneurial mindset when going into the retirement years?

What is the Baby Boomer Age Range?

The first round of Baby Boomers arrived in 2011. Those are the people born between 1946 to 1964 turns 65.
10,000 Baby Boomers will hit retirement age every day from now until the year 2030.

Officially Millions of people will begin to retire, collect their social security cheques, and go to Medicare. Some of the Baby boomers will keep working either out of financial necessity or just out of some less tangible need like self-worth identity or just because they have fun working.

What is a Baby Boomer

The Baby boomers are one of the largest generations in the world. When it comes to senior living, this generation is one of the most important right now. This Group of Baby Boomers have very unique personalities, and their life history is different from today’s younger vastly younger generation. What are those Baby Boomers stand for and who are they?

Baby boomers in the digital age Baby Boomer Statistics and Facts

This statistic of Baby Boomers may surprise you, frighten or enlighten you.
#28% of the population is made up by Baby Boomers
#Baby Boomers are responsible for over half of consumer spending.
#Baby Boomers control 80% of the personal financial assets.

According to a statistic, 40 % of all Baby Boomers will work until they drop dead.
They predicted that between 2006 and 2019, workers between 65 and 74 will grow by 83% while workers 75 and older will increase by 84%.
(source: https://www.seniorliving.org

Governments around the world setting the retirement age higher and higher. China is the only country I know where the retirement age is set at 55 for woman and 60 years for men.

The average of statutory retirement age in the 34 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2014 was males 65 years and females 63.5 years, but the tendency all over the world is to increase the retirement age.[77] This is also reflected by the findings that just over half the Asian investors surveyed region-wide said they agreed with raising the retirement age, with a quarter disagreeing and the remainder undecided source Wikipedia.[78]  

Baby Boomers are not afraid of the Digital Age.

Baby boomers and computersBaby Boomers using the computer, tablet, mobile or IPad together with the Internet to make a living, upgrade their lives and supplement their income. It is a different form of freedom they enjoy, as they have more time and are able to devote the time to other pursuits besides work and focusing on making good money for their retirement. That pressure is gone.

Computer and Internet in the Life of a Baby Boomer

A lot of Baby boomers are comfortable with computers and the Internet, what is a huge advantage when entering the world of a digital entrepreneur. Starting an online business for them is a great way and the best solution to use their skills from their previous job and integrate the knowledge into an online business.

Most of the Baby Boomers do not believe in wasting there precious time and expertise instead they are putting the knowledge and experience they gathered throughout the years into a productive online business.

The Entrepreneurial Baby Boomer

The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur learns how to build an online business and earns money online. They concentrate on making an impact on the world in which they live in other words they were redefining retirement and becoming a successful online entrepreneur that lives a laptop lifestyle.

The freedom and the peace of mind will keep them young at heart as the Baby Boomers love to use their skills to solve the challenges life has in store for them, and create new things they can be proud of.

travelling around the worldThe Adventures Baby Boomer

Enjoys travelling and living their life with a laptop and Internet somewhere in a country other than their home. It gives them the enjoyment to go and work in places they like to visit and discover. Pressure and Time is not a factor anymore. It is a life long desire of every Adventure Entrepreneur to being able to afford travelling and working on their terms and hours. The adventures Baby Boomer own their life.

The future Baby Boomer

Thinks ahead and starts the business a couple of years ahead of retirement. Takes on the double hours and extra work. When the time comes to retire the online business is established up and running.
I am one of the future Baby Boomer what about you?
Would you love to see what I am doing now? When I retire I have an established online business that makes money and I can schedule my time around it.

Have a look what I am doing. How I supplement my retirement. Join me now. It comes with a free trial and no credit card required.

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Baby Boomers and Affiliate Marketing

I am into Affiliate Marketing, and I am doing it because it is a passive income?
“Passive Income” Is not the meaning that you do nothing and the money falls into your lap that is not what passive income is in affiliate marketing. I know a lot of gurus make you believe that you earn money overnight without doing anything.

In this business affiliate marketing, there is work involved it is fun and gives you satisfaction when you see your chosen products sell. There is work involved and it is for everyone the same.

start up cost calculation todayA Short Intro On What Is Affiliate Marketing

#you will promote a service or product to your customers/audience

#your customer when they buy the product or service through your affiliate link

#than you will earn a commission from this sale through your link

#no physical product needed, you promote other people’s product ( you can see as being a marketing agent for different companies you promote)

Affiliate marketing is a performance-based business. You will learn skills and training and those are offered from online programs. I am part of an online program as I like to do it right from the beginning and I don’t want to waste time and money.

There are lots of programs out there and a lot of scams. I have been fallen few times into the trap of scams and spend my money on totally useless scams. Don’t be like me and burn a couple of thousand dollars just for nothing only an experience that you knew better. Join a serious platform with trackable success. Learn it from the beginning step by step at your own pace and share your progress with the community.

Baby Boomers and Wealthy Affiliate Wealthy Affiliate and Baby Boomers

I meet a lot of Baby Boomers inside Wealthy Affiliate and I am happy to be part of that community. It helps when you start out feeling you are not alone and there is always a helping hand around.

I am always impressed by how much knowledge is inside Wealthy Affiliate and it is like an unlimited treasure chest. have. I am so happy I found Wealthy Affiliate the worlds best online university.

It is an online platform with a free trial. It has a membership even you are not a premium member. But seriously if you are serious and made up your mind in starting an online business, why would you limit yourself to restricted options.

With the free membership, you get limited access into the Wealthy Affiliate Dashboard. Some of the training videos and the community features will last forever, but certain features only continue a limited time, for example, the live chat feature.

Below is a list what you get with the free version of Wealthy Affiliate Member Option.

Live Help – First 7 Days
Beginner Training Course
Personal Affiliate Blog
Affiliate Bootcamp Training – Phase 1 Only
Video Walk-Throughs
Training Classrooms – 2
Affiliate Program
2 Websites
Website Backup
Keyword Research Tool – 30 Searches
1-on-1 Coaching – First 7 Days

Baby boomers starting a successful online business If you ask me if you can I run a successful business by only using free memberships and free videos? you can do all the research on the world wide web and don’t need to pay for it. Honestly yes, that is possible.

But why would you spend so much time in re-inventing the wheel instead of paying a small amount in getting all the knowledge, training, experience, and a great community all in one place. Already organized in steps by the Owners Kyle and Carson. You benefit from there experience as they were in your shoes before.

I understand the meaning of free, but I believe that if you build a business, a small investment is required to get off the ground the same it goes for an online business.
I know a few people who run their online business for a couple of years now and have not made one single cent they believe in freebies.

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I believe if you get all for free you attract the same crowd. A crowd who wants all for free, how can you ever make money? It is all a matter of the mind. Alike attracts each other.
Honestly, I like that Wealthy Affiliate gives you a free membership you can look around and try things out, they do not even ask you for a credit card to sign up. No worries you can decide it is a match for you. Take your time and think about it, but sign up for the free membership as if you don’t you will not know it is a match or not.

I believe you came here for a reason and some energy guided you to my site. When you sign up under my link, you can get the first month with a huge discount of 60% off. The second month is regular price.

Conclusion

Baby Boomers in this digital age do not need to risk their life savings to open a shop or business. There is no need to spend a lot of money to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to begin an online business. If they use their knowledge wisely, they will go through their retirement years comfortably and in style.

With the right tools and knowledge, the Baby boomers can nurture an online business for life and with excitement. It is a great and exciting way to supplement their retirement income with joy and happiness.

There is so much information on the world wide web to help new entrepreneurs to overcome hurdles and gather knowledge in starting a work from home business all online.

Nowadays it is easy for Online scammers to draw your attention with a promise and the shiny objects syndrome scam technic.
Baby Boomers love the financial growth, security and the freedom to set your own hours and all the wealth you achieve is based on your performance. This is one of the main reasons baby boomers flock to the internet to become Online Entrepreneurs.

With that in mind to answer the question “Are Baby Boomers scared of retirement?”

No most Baby Boomers are well prepared, and live a life of full abundance. 

Start your online business now. Take advantage of what life has to offer.

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Thank you for reading my blog. It is a pleasure connecting with you.

Do you know some of the most famous Celebrity Baby Boomers…

Here are some of the famous actresses and actors.  source: https://today.yougov.com ( here is the full link ) Carol Burnett, Betty White, Sean Connery, Denzel Washington, Julie Andrews, Harrison Ford, Tim Conway, just to name a few.

Famous stars who are baby Boomers

Please if you stumble upon my blog and you are a Baby Boomer even you are not a Boomer, let us know about your retirement plans and life plans are you prepared what life has to offer.

All yours Sylvia

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Launch sucessfully your Pinterest Group Boards

What will it take for you, to launch successfully Pinterest Group Boards?

Over the last year, Pinterest has multiplied, and it is now said that it is on its course to catch up to Twitter and amazingly for second place behind Facebook in the social networking market.
If we would receive for every minute we spent on social media a cent, there would be a lot of social media millionaires.

pinterest group boards a must have

If you do spend time on social media, have you ever checked just out of curiosity how much time you spent during the day on your social media account? When I started out with Pinterest, I spent more than 4 hours each day creating my pins and launching successfully Pinterest Group Boards.

I created Boards, Group boards and pins and it was fun in the beginning but also time-consuming.
Every marketer who is familiar with social media will spend at least an hour of their day to engage and interact with their followers on social media. Why? Social media is a great tool to drive traffic to your website, socialise and make your blogs known and recognised.
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing search engines in social media.

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Said that could you imagine all the hours you spent on the world wide web, like social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google or any other search engine instead of just being Time lost, use it as a time where you work on your online business to create a second income what can develop into a full time, work from home business.

How do you maximise and priorities your time on social media?

Everything needs time, and social media takes time out of your daily schedule, so how do you organise and manage your time that you get the most out of your exposure to Social Media?

A quick note from me for new marketers.

When you get started please add one Social Media account, every 2 months at least you are familiar with the ones you started already. The reason I say this is, it can happen very quickly that you get overwhelmed and you will stop for the wrong reason.

Create a Pinterest Group Board to get the most exposure in scheduling your pins.

If you are new to Pinterest, you might only be familiar with regular boards and pins.
When I started first with Pinterest, I had no idea what I should do and how to create a Pin or a board. It wasn’t easy for me in the beginning, but I decide not to give up. There was not much training around, so I bought myself a course on Udemy, and it gave me the basics.

Now you can find a lot of information on youtube and on different channels for Pinterest training. Most of the Pinterest Training is free.
The regular boards are ok, and you can change them into a group board. But before you do that you should have around 500 followers and 10 boards on Pinterest.

This is my advice, as people will not follow group boards if the followers are low. Creating a group board is a great incentive to increase your traffic to your Website and your followers, but it also comes with a few headaches and, you need to follow and set a few rules to manage a group board.

Myfreedomlifestylebiz pinterest group board

I started to create a few group boards since I am on Pinterest, and I will explain and outline you the basic of what to do and what not to do.
I have seen a fantastic increase in my Pinterest followers since I am using the Pinterest group boards and I made a few mistakes and I will tell you what to look out for as we go along.

Pinterest Group Boards Demystified

I will explain to you in this post the advantages of group boards the headaches, and I will outline how you can get started right away.

What is a Pinterest Group Board?

A Pinterest Group Board is just like a regular Pinterest board, the only difference is that you will have additional Collaborators.
What does that mean? beside you the Board Owner (who can pin on this board), other Collaborators are allowed to pin on that board too.

Those Boards are called Contributor Boards.

Those Pinterest Group Boards have different names like contributor boards, community boards, shared boards, and collaborative boards. It doesn’t matter what they are named or called they all have the same purpose.

Join a Pinterest Group Board.

PinGroupie a Pinterest group board list

If you want to join a Pinterest group and you want to have the insights of that particular board than go to PinGroupie, there you find a lot of boards listed what you can join. Also, you can, later on, submit your Board there to find followers.

this is a collaborator board of Pinterest

When you are in Pinterest and you look at people boards, you can see from the group icon at the left bottom corner, if this is a group board is a single Collaborator or if it has more than one collaborator. Below is a snapshot with the explanation.

Why should you create a Pinterest Group Board?

It is a great way to organise your ideas in bringing ideas and people together. It is a mutual benefit for you, your brand and your followers. It will also grow the number of your followers faster.

Multiply and increase your Repins

The more followers you have, the more likely that others will follow you.
All the followers will see your content, and if they repin your Pins the more people, you will have to come to your website and click through.
What that means is very simple the more traffic you get to your website the more potential subscribers, clients and customers you can get.

Increase your followers in a big way

When users usually decide to follow the contributor’s board most of them click “follow al” not everyone but 60% do, and that means they will be added to a group board you are part of. This exposure through other group boards increases your visibility to other users, and your followers will grow at a faster rate.

Automate your Pin Schedule

Repining and joining group boards, as well as creating group boards are time-consuming. You can spend easily a whole day doing it. It is fun, don’t get me wrong but if you are trying to make money online then you have to use your time wisely. There are services available like Tailwind ( free and paid) to schedule your pins. If you use a blog schedule your blog with blog2social.

Create Professional Pins
Creating Pins can be done with different creation software like Canva, Pic monkey, Stencil, Piktochart, Design bold only to name a few.
If you have the resources, you can also hire someone on Fiverr to create and manage your Pinterest account.

How to integrate Pinterest Group Boards into your Business

The five areas where you can incorporate a Pinterest Group board are

Planning

Promotion

Collaboration

Networking

Authority ( Brand establishment)

If you work with a team on a specific project, then you can use group boards to share tips, training, materials and resources. If you do not want to share the board than make it secret and no one will see except the people you specify.

Make People aware of your Brand.

A great way to share your Product or make people aware of your Brand. You can interact and establish your Credibility with your Brand.
The best way is to start with a Pinterest Group Board and contribute frequently to build your brand.

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You can do this in any business, Fashion, wedding planners or event planners, Building industry, Designers, Coach, you can be as creative as you want. I have used the group boards for fundraising and had great success with it.
You can also run a contest or support a charity.

How do you get started

When you want to create a Contributor Board, you need to go to your Pinterest account login and click on the add +tab ( boards)
Select the option to create a Board.
The first step is the same as you create a standard Pinterest Board.

Step 1.
When you want to create a Contributor Board, you need to go to your Pinterest account login and click on the add +tab ( boards)
Step 2. Select the option to create a Board.
The first step is the same as you create a standard Pinterest Board.

create a pinterest board

step by step instruction for the pinterest group board

Step 3. Choose a name /title for your new board, ( use a keyword)
Step 4. Select a category where the board fits in
Step 5. Decide on you want to make it public or secret.
Step 6. Write your Description what your board is about.
Step 7. Save the board and add some pins.
When you have done that start adding some of your pins and re-pin some of your follower’s pins. Step 8. Click on edit your board ( the little pencil sign) and make your board a collaborator board.


The final step you  need to decide is who you want to add as a contributor.

There are two ways how to invite people to join your Pinterest group board.
If you invite people to join your group board, please keep in mind that you must follow at least one of their boards and they should be following at least one of your boards. Be selective and just don’t invite anyone. Invite People who are passionate and fit the topic.

Invite other collaborators through email.
When you enter the email address into the field “Who can pin”than Pinterest will email them an invitation and prompt them to join Pinterest.
The second choice is, and this is more natural and I prefer it that way that you can add the username of a pinner you would like to invite.

Invite Collaborators of a Pinterest group board through name

Invite other collaborators through email.
When you enter the email address into the field “Who can pin”than Pinterest will email them an invitation and prompt them to join Pinterest.
The second choice is, and this is more natural and I prefer it that way that you can add the username of a follower you would like to invite.


Again there comes a condition with it, and that is that you need to follow them first.
When you start typing their name, Pinterest will automatically show you the potential matches, i.e. people with those letters or name in their username.
Any of your current boards can be made into a group board. Choose a board that has already a lot of pins and do the same as above.

Add your Board to PinGroupie

PinGroupie is a tool that lets you participate in group boards, your board gets exposed to potential followers who want to join your board. Joining different boards gives you the chance to drive traffic to your site. You can also see there the most popular boards. Choose your niche and search the boards. Thousands of users that are on favourite boards engage actively in the group boards. If you want to get more exposure for your board, you can list it at PinGroupie, but the rule for Pingroupie is that you need at least 5 collaborators, 250 followers and 50 pins.

My advice for you and a word of caution ( here comes a headache)

Every time a contributor pins to a group board you will get a notification from Pinterest. My recommendation is that you turn off these notifications otherwise your inbox is bombarded with notifications and unnecessary emails.
How to turn off the notifications?
It is simple, select the group board in question, and click the edit board button, then click the turn off notification tab.
Do regular checks on your Contributors and Group Boards.
In your group board, you can decide who do you accept to join, and it is your choice of accepting someone into your group board. Keep it Spam free.
Remove the spammers and block them.

Housekeeping for your Pinterest Group Board

#Make sure and regularly check your board that it is a benefit for your business. Choose your audience carefully, so they are matched for your group board. (For example, someone who sells ladies fashion does not fit into a group board for electronic gadgets. )
#Grow your followers, the more followers a group board has, the higher the exposure you can expect for your business.

You will be able to see all the content that is currently on that board. New pins that get added to the group board will also appear on your Pinterest feed, regardless of the person who is pinning the pins. Unfortunately, Pinterest has no way to filter the pins what you can see.

Because of that, you might see pins from people you are not following, and there might be some spam and inappropriate content.
I make it a point of regular checking and monitoring your feeds, to ensure that you can quickly remove and spot something that is not desired from your part.

Take action immedateloy when inappropriate content and pins are pinned.

How to remove someone from your group board?
If you added someone to a particular group board and the person is not following your rules, spams or post inappropriate content remove them.
Click the selected board, and click on the remove tab next to their name.

Remove a Pinterest Follower

How to remove someone from your group board?
If you added someone to a particular group board and the person is not following your rules, spams or post inappropriate content remove them.
Click the selected board, and click on the remove tab next to their name.

Delete a board entirely

Choose the selected board click edit and hit the delete button on the bottom left.

Leave a Group Board anytime.

If someone adds you to a group board than you can leave anytime, you want.
Choose the board and click leave the board again.
You will be asked by Pinterest if you are sure you want to leave. Click yes and go. You are now permanently removed from that group board.

Conclusion

Take caution and do not go overboard in sending too many invitations to people to join your group board. Pinterest can also ban you for a couple of days when they feel you are spamming.
Another part I learned is that not everyone wants to join a group board. Be careful and respectful not to annoy people.
Avoid sending repeated requests. A good strategy is sent invitations to people who show an interest in your pins and can contribute to your business and brand.

Encourage people to join your group boards with your group board descriptions. Use some keywords and #hashtags to be found. State that you welcome contributors and anyone wants to join your group board should follow your board and comment on at least one pin of yours.

Make it easy for people to contact you add your email in the board description and ask people to send you an email to join.
Least not last create rules for your board. Note one of my rules is that I only want vertical pins like Pinterest that gives your group board an excellent overall and clean look.

That is all, it is not tricky and happy pining. I hope you enjoyed this blog “3 Tips for Launching a Successful Pinterest Group Board”
Do comment and let us know your tips for creating a successful Group board for Pinterest. If you know of a great training source please share.

All yours Sylvia

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Create a website for free

Now these days, you can create a free website in a blink. With that said many people still struggle and think building a Website involves coding and other technical obstacles. Everyone can create a Website for free and when you start it is essential that you get the right training with it. With the right Website Training, you save yourself a lot of headache and frustration.

These days it is easy to create a free Website or just a free MiniSite that is fully functional. You can create a Website for free and use it for all the photos and memories you have of family and family traditions, share it with friends and family. Create a free website for your hobby and monetize it. Even if it is just a small amount but wouldn’t it be great to have a little bit extra money on the side? You can start a small business with a blog, there are many ways how you can put your brand new free website to work .

The Mini Website in Internet Marketing.

If you create a free Mini Website there are different uses for it. In the Internet world, the word “minisite” can refer to any number of different things. Some people call small niche article sites minisites, but that isn’t the general use of the word.
In Internet marketing, the word “minisite” is generally used to refer to tiny websites that are set up for the purpose to sell or promote a product or brand. The Minisite can be a free website or a paid website.

It can be an eBook or some digital downloads like online courses, a brand introduction, a product promotion, a special sales offer, the possibilities are endless. A minisite is not a Landing page or a Squeeze page. (it is similar to it)

How many pages has a Mini Website?

Many Minisites have between 2 -5 pages. Most of the time a single pitch page, plus a thank you page for the after orders.
When the Minisite has more than two pages than there is also an

#About us page

#Contact page,

#Privacy policy

#and the terms and condition page.

#Some of the real good Mini Site have additionally added a frequently asked question page and some general pages.

A quick intro on how quickly you can create a free Website or free Mini Website.

The first page of a Website is like a homepage where people land on when they click on your link. ( you have to decide what that should be, mostly it is a product page, but if you do it just for fun to store family pictures than make the about us page the first page.)

Over the years I have created a good amount of websites. Free ones and paid ones, and when you try the different free website builders like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, Siterubix, each of them is different some have block builders and some do drag and drop. All in all, they have all one thing in common for free websites you are restricted to the subdomain and restricted on what you can do. The website hosting is free but comes with limitations.

What you should keep in mind when signing up for a free website, you want to use a provider where you can move your site later on in case you decide to buy your own domain.

An extra plus of any website provider is if they offer free training. Below you find a link to a free website builder that I also use and I am happy with it. It is the siterubix builder. You get 2 free sites with a subdomain and as said above free training.

join now button site rubix

When I started out, I had no idea what kind of free website I should use. There were a few available but all required a bit more knowledge than I had. Now you can get a lot of free website builders but the free ones mainly use your site to advertise and make money from your site. Most Websites are limited in what you can do.

What is ok don’t get me wrong, but some of the freebies make it hard and push you to upgrade and pay a monthly or yearly fee. One thing I do not like is that advertising on the site. That is annoying as you never know what add they put on your site.

You can create a free Website in 5 simple steps and in less than 90 seconds.( you are able later on, to build on and make it a more extensive website with more pages.
#Step one
Sign up with
siterubix ( it is free and it comes with free training, a free subdomain, and an SSL certificate)
think of a domain name ( for example Tina’s Cooking site) then click build my free website.

site rubix log in page

After you signed up you will be redirected to a sign-up page. This page will give you access for Wealthy Affiliate. Siterubix free website is hosted with Wealthy Affiliate. That will give you access to 2 free siterubix sites and to the free starter Training to build an online business.

Wealthy Affiliate sign up page

(There is no obligation for you to do the training or use any of the tools if you do not want to, but you will have to sign up for this free account if you are going to use the free website builder siterubix.)

#Step 2
Chose a title for your Website. ( For the website I used “Tinascookingsite.” )
For the Title, I have chosen”Tina’s Recipes ”

website creation

#Step 3
Choose the design of your Website
1. After you select your Theme ( Design) you can start building your site. Click on Design to start up your Website.
2. Please go to log in. Please note that with siterubix you will have 12 free designs it is enough when you are just starting off.

Chose your word press theme

#Step 5: Go to login and log into your Mini website. Congratulation now you are the owner of a free Mini website. When you log into your Mini website you can choose two ways either direct through WordPress or through Wealthy Affiliate. Please note your site is created in a subdomain. https://tinascookingsite.siterubix.com

Training how to set up a free website
You website set up is finish now. Get started on the customizing part of your site.

#Step 6:  Customize your Site. When you are logged in you will come to the Dashboard page. Go to customize your Website. Click on it and you can adjust now the site as you want it. ( see the picture below) You are done. You are now the proud owner of a free Website and a subdomain. Before we get started with the Training on How to customize your site , I like to show you some benefits of the site rubixsite builder.

Dashboard for a Word Press Site

Before we continue, I will in short highlight some of the exciting features that Siterubix has to offer. If you not yet have signed up than you can do it here .

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Lots of benefits for the Free Website Site Rubix

Below I will briefly highlight some of the great features that Siterubix has to offer, and why I recommend it as a free website builder.

  • It is absolutely free
  • It is very easy to set up ( 90 seconds)
  • Quick and guided set up ( nothing can go wrong)
  • No HTML coding required
  • It comes with an SSL certificate
  • Quality Hosting from Wealthy Affiliate
  • Spam Protection and Server Monitoring
  • You get a free account with Wealthy Affiliate ( set up does no credit card required)
  • It comes with a free amazing bonus you get the free starter Training program.
  • #The first 10 training lessons on how to set up a Website 
  • #Site Support 24/7 ( this is very important)
  • #and you get 2 Free websites, not one
  • best of all it is mobile friendly.
  • #The benefit is that you can learn how to create and monetize your website and how to rank on google.
  • #Stop! don’t say no I don’t need all that, keep an open mind it does not cost you anything.
This is a screenshot of the 10 lessons you will get for free( note the picture above is showing 9 out of 10 lessons. The 10th lesson is Congratulation and your next steps.


Below is a picture of where you can see the training in setting up your website. This is training number 1. Getting started. You will not be alone in setting up all this by yourself, in general, it is not difficult but I know things can become overwhelming and we start to shut down. Be assured you are in the right hands with the training here in setting up your site. You can always drop me a line or shout out to me as I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and my member name is Spurway.

Getting started with wealthy affiliate
This is the screenshot of the video.

Remember when I talked at the beginning about the Privacy Policy. Well, the siterubix set up comes with the privacy policy draft you only need to adjust as you want it, and it comes with the plugin,”All in one SEO, Classic Editor and the EWWW Image Optimizer.

When you are new to creating a website you will not have much of an idea about these things, so it is made easy for you to follow through. If you are wondering if there is a paid version of Wealthy Affiliate than I can say yes.

A Short Tutorial of how to customize your Website. 

Training Video is on the end of the page 

We continue …. you are now on your Dashboard Page where you can see the “Welcome to WordPress “and the blue bar that says customize your site. Please click on customize your site.

Customize your Word Press Website

You will come to the customize page that looks like this for me. Don’t panic your page will look a bit different because you have chosen a different design. When you click on change ( No 2)  you will be able to change your theme if you are not happy with it. That is up to you. Just don’t change to often it is not good for your site.

Site Identity in SiteRubix. It is the same as a Word Press dashboard. 

When you click on Site Identity you will be able to insert a logo if you have one. If not and this is a family site with photos use one of your family.

  • Select a logo when you have one. If not skip that step you can always come back later.
  • If you want to change your Site Title now is the time.
  • If you want to change your Tagline you can do it here.
  • What you always have to remember is that you need to click on the published button after you are finished otherwise your changes will not be saved.
Site identity in WordPress


How to change the colour scheme on your Siterubix Site

Here you can change the colours scheme of your site. Just be aware a white background is less distractive.

Header text colour: this depends on your picture you need to change the colour that you can read your Site Title and Tagline.

Background colour: I normally choose white due it is less distractive. But of course, you can choose whatever you want, and suits your site best.

Colour Scheme : That comes with the Theme but you are able to change it, just make sure it is matching with the overall look of your site.

Background colour for header

Background colour for footer

Remember whenever you make changes, please click on the published button before you continue.

change the color of your word press site

Header Image in your Siterubix Site

You can upload your own header image. Please click on upload image then go to upload from your computer. I guess your media library is still empty as your site is new. The Media library will store all the pictures you upload on your site. When you come back later on it is easy to use the images again.

Please make sure that your image is according to the header size. Mine, for example, is 1600×400 pixels. You will be able to crop your image once you upload it for a perfect fit. You can also skip cropping. Some Headers have a slider, and you can upload up to three or four images, they rotate in your header. If you have 3 images, you can upload 3 images.
Again when finish uploading your image please click publish.

Background Image in your Siterubix Website

If you like to have a Background image in your Siterubix Site than you can upload one. Sometimes it looks not so good and the whole background looks then very busy. If you have a family website a background image might be an excellent idea. You can see in the picture I used a background picture you can immediately see.

If the header image and the background image actually blend in it might not look too bad. When you change the background image you need to again upload it from your computer, phone or tablet. You will need to decide on the image position and on the image size. You can play around with it and check how it looks. There are quite a few possibilities. Be creative as you want.

Change the background of your website

What is a Navigation Menu in a Website ( you are right it is nothing to eat)

A Menu in a Website,and how they are used at a most basic level of explanation is a collection of a list with links. Most of the Menus are on the site navigation area or on the header navigation bar. It is usually called a Navigation Menu. Every Link in a Navigation Menu is called a menu item. I will not discuss this here further as in the Training you will be walked through by Kyle and you will know in detail how to create it.

The basic term is that you create a top menu and a bottom or side menu. It is done and when you customize your site for the first time you can skip it. When you build your Website you will need to build and create the Menus. However don’t worry you will have the training in your free training lessons. If you have not yet decided to sign up for the siterubix website builder than you can do it below. It is absolutely free…

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Post or Homepage Settings in your SiteRubix Website

Homepage setting for SiteRubix Website builder
  • You have the choice between homepage setting or post setting.
  • What it means is that what is displayed on the homepage of your Website.
  • If you choose post than the post will be in chronological order ( classic blog) or as a fixed/static page displayed.
  • If you set it to a static homepage, you need to create the first two pages.
  • Why two? Because one will become the homepage, and the other will be where your posts are displayed.

Slider setting in a free Website 

Some Websites have Slider settings and some don’t have it always depends on your Theme. Some themes come with and some come without it. Most of the slider settings require a special pixel size and will only work when you select the static front page. Your header picture will change in an interval of the pictures you chose.

Header slider in word press

Contact Details for a Website

In some themes, we have them on the header, on the side or sometimes on the footer. You can insert your contact details if you want to, and I would recommend a separate email address. If you are using it as a family page than I would not fill out my contact page you want to avoid that spammers get hold of it and sending you Spam information or clogging up your inbox. On the other hand, if you have a company website or a business website for your products you might want to let your customers know who you are and where are you located. Be reminded that whenever you insert some changes into your site use the publish button to save it.

Additional CSS on a Website

If you are wondering what is CSS here is an explanation of it. Every Cascading Style Sheet (whether it is contained in a .css file, or embedded in the head element of an HTML document) is a series of instructions called statements. A statement does two thing.

a: it identifies the elements in an HTML document that it affects

b: it tells the browser how to draw those elements.

If you are new and not familiar with CSS, then I would recommend to wait and get all the other things set up. Your website is functioning OK even without the CSS. In the customize section you can learn how to do the CSS, if you need to. But for a beginner start slowly and go step by step don’t overwhelm yourself.

I also have created a video and you can watch the video if reading is not your thing. People learn in different ways and some like the text some like the video.

Here is again the link if you have not signed up yet.

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This is the beginners video for customizing your site.

Let me know if you need some hand for creating your site in siterubix. I am sure and confident you will love the 10 absolutely free training lessons you are getting with the siterubix website builder.

Feel free to comment and tell us what was your experience when you created your first free website? What has been your challenges? Every one of us started as a Beginner. We all have to start somewhere. Create a Website for free is easy now in this days.

All yours Sylvia

If you are interested in starting an online business then read my blog ” How on Internet Marketing part 1″ 

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That sounds great, doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong I loved working in my job, but when you climb up the corporate ladder, the rule is that you will spend more of your time in exchange for money. 

I decided this year in January 2018 that I will quit my job and work full time on my online business. 

I can tell you that was a significant change I am adapted now, but the first 3 months I wondered if I made the right decision. 

Yes, I made the right decision as now I can spend more time for me. You did not misread I said spending more time for me.

I am married, and I have kids, and I love to spend time with them but I also love my freedom, and I just have achieved this now. I am getting paid for being me. 

How can you achieve this freedom? 

It is simple … ok not that simple, but in general, it is easy.

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What I also want to say is working from home with a laptop and internet has advantages and disadvantages.

It sounds great, and all say live the laptop lifestyle work from anywhere and make money overnight.

It is excellent but don’t forget it is a business, and this is a reality. Every Business needs nurturing and love that it can grow. 

You also have to be aware that you have to start somewhere and there is never a good time to start.

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Wealthy Affiliate Membership dealTo make money online is not just done with clapping your hands and magically the money appears in your bank account or Pay Pal account. It takes time, effort, persistence and passion. 

Wealthy Affiliate is a great learning platform with so much advantage that it is your go-to place when you are stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed, fear and all the other feelings combined with doubt that will creep in when you start your business. 

I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and you are always welcome to reach out to me to give you guidance and support. 

The community here is excellent and inspiring with more than 1.3 million members you always have someone who answers your questions. It is an international community from more than 195 countries. 

Wealthy Affiliate has a proven track record, and if you google it, you will find pro and cons about it. That is ok, and it should be like this. Not everyone is made to work from home and make money online.

Every Product has pro and cons as we are different human beings with different needs and different views. 

One thing you have to keep in mind is that Wealthy Affiliate will provide for you all the tools and education ( even the website hosting and keyword tool), but you are the one who determines if you are successful or not. 

Can you relate to this saying ” You can bring a horse to the water, but it has to drink by itself.” 

That is the same with any other business we can provide the tools, training, knowledge and education but you are the one who determines if you are successful or you fail. 

Now I tell you what you get when you sign up with me for  Wealthy Affiliate Premium.

Cyber Monday and Black Friday

My Bonus for you.

  • I will give you my free “Work from Home Manual “( Bonus) 
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  • Access to my facebook group 
  • If you sign up for the seven-day trial and pay monthly you get the first month for only US$19. 

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What do you get from the Wealthy Affiliate Program

  • Free website hosting for 25 sites( domain you buy yearly US $11-US$15) Premium member
  • 25 free hosting of the website with a siteRubix extension ( totally 50 sites for premium members) 
  • Direct access to Kyle and Carson ( the owners and co-founders) 
  • You will be a Member of a great Community( 1.3 Million Members)
  • Online Entrepreneur Certification Courses ( 5 Training Levels/ 50 lessons) 
  • Affiliate Bootcamp Certification ( 7 Training levels /70 lessons ) 
  • Go through the Training Courses, Step by Step ( click here to sign up for free and have a sneak peek) 
  • Weekly Live Classes (and 1000’s of hours of replays) Each Live Class is about online marketing you have all in one place without searching every topic on the internet or youtube. )
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  • Ambassador ranking through your active engagement in the community
  • Learn about the different Affiliate Programs/ guidelines 
  • Great Networking with the Members that formed great Relationships
  • Building Websites  in Word Press, no technical stuff, no HTML coding
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  • SSL Certificate included
  • Website Engagement Platform (SiteComments)
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  • You learn how to use SEO on your site (how to rank in Goole on the 1st-page organically )
  • How to write a blog ( Key ingredients)
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  • Private Messaging with Members 
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Are you convinced to take the first step? It is a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Offer and will only last from 23rd to 26th of November. This is a great deal and if I suggest if you have not yet a Christmas present for yourself then get this. 

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I gave my little sister Wealthy Affiliate as a Christmas Gift last year, and she is so happy about it. She is doing well as she still works in a part-time job. 

She has achieved already a monthly income of $890-$1275 a month. She uses the money to come each year to visit me at Christmas here in Singapore. 

That would never be possible for her if she would not have taken the initiative and joined Wealthy Affiliate. Each year my sister and her family fly with Singapore airlines direct flight as they can afford that extra what it cost to fly in premium economy class. 

You have to know that she is German and her English is basic, but she does all in English. Her website is in German. If my little sister can do it so can you. 

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What are you waiting for? Remember there is never a right time that is just procrastination. 

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.” by Joseph B. Wirthlin

Join Wealthy Affiliate today and have a stroll through and see if it suits you. Give me a buzz when you signed up, and I will reach out to you. 
I believe this is one of the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving And Happy Shopping for Black Friday…

So long 

Sylvia 

PS: Here is the link again no need to scroll up again. 

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How To Insert a YouTube Video In WordPress!

Insert a YouTube Video into your WordPress site

A tutorial on how to embed a YouTube video on a Website.

Embedding a  YouTube Video in WordPress is easy when you know how to add it.  You can insert a YouTube Video either directly from a URL or you use the embedded code from Youtube or anywhere else. 

Adding a  YouTube video to WordPress has become so much easier. Long it is gone now that if you have a website you need to be aware of HTML Coding. Sometimes I still use HTML coding as if I need to change a few things in a code. 

What is a Code

What is HTML Coding? 

Stands for “Hypertext Markup Language.” HTML is the language used to create web pages. … “Markup language” refers to the way tags are used to define the page layout and elements within the page. Source: https://techterms.com/definition/html

What is a Code?

A system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy. A code can be used also in computers to program a computer to perform certain programs.

So let us get started with adding a video to your WordPress site. 

1. Get Started…

Login into your website and go to your Dashboard. 

Dashboard of your wordpress

 

Click on your Dashboard on either Post or Page. Depends if you want to create a new one or if you want to insert into an existing post. 

a. If you insert the video into a new post then click add new post

b. If you insert the video into an existing post or page then click post or page and look for the page or post and click edit. 

2. Share the  YouTube Video.

How to share a video on your website

After you, edit/open your post or page you go to the Website or Video you

want to insert. As you can see I have chosen YouTube.

Click on share….( see picture above)

3. Share a Link Embed

Click on share the video

You can insert the video with the URL or you can share the video as a embed code. I choose the video with embed. Click on embed. A code will show on the site of your YouTube Video. ( see picture above)

embed the code into your site

4. Copy the YouTube Code 

Copy the code from the video and paste it into your website.

You go back to your Website with the page or post you want to insert the video.

Click on text in the right corner of your post or page. ( see picture below)

video embed made easy

5. Insert the YouTube Code

You have to know that when you paste the code in visual it will not work.

Mark in Visual write “Insert YouTubeVideo”  so when you click on the text tab you know the space where you want to paste the code. 

Paste  the code you copied from your video source( mine is youtube)  into the content  … see below insert the video

6. Update your Page

Go up to the top on the right and click update your page. see picture below 

Update the pageOnes you have clicked update wait until your page is loading. When the update is finish you can check if your video is displayed properly.

7.YouTube Video is visual.

Click in the right corner on visual and you can see your video in the content. 

Video finish embedded.

8. Check and remove the wordmarks you wrote

That was easy right. Now take out the wording “insert video” as you do not want to have it appear in your content. That was only a help for you to see where you wanted to add the video within the text tab. Coding can be confusing sometimes. 

9. Not happy align your YouTube Video in the middle of the page

If you see now that your video is not in the middle and is aligned right than with a bit of HTML Coding you can move the video into the middle of the page. It will look so much better. 

So how to reposition the YouTube Video into the center? 

FIrst step 

You will need the YouTube embed code what you have inserted in your page through the text tab.

You see below the code of the video code what will be automaticly aligned left. Scroll up to see how to get the code.

Here are the instructions in short again without pictures.

* Grab the code you want to insert from the YouTube( or video souce you chose to have) page via the share >then  embed * 

Copy the code and go to the page you want to embed your code and click on your page right at the top “text”  paste the code. 

video code copied from youtubeSecond Step

To change your code * Now right click with your mouse so you can edit the HTML code. Insert the following at the front of the code where it says <iframewidth=…..

enter code to align centerClick on the right top update the page again and check that your video is now aligned in the center. Some pages or post look ok when the video is aligned on the left side but sometimes it just look nicer when it is aligned in the middle. 

Change the Height and Width of the YouTube Video.

You can also change the width and height of your video. Just enter the dimensions you want to have.

Just make sure it looks in proportions. Below you can see the picture in yellow where you can change the size.

Make sure you do only change the numbers all the rest leave the same instead of 560 use 680 and instead of 315 use 415 ( just an example.) change the size of the video
I hope you enjoyed this training. Comment below if you want more training on website or html coding.

Feel free to download my cheat sheet for more HTML coding. If you liked this training then  please be so kind and comment.

Do you want to know where you can learn all this in a blink with great support and always a helping hand around when you are stuck.

Find out how…

Find out about the amazing Training Platform with hundreds of video tutorials.

Also, read Best Affiliate Program in 2018 

How to make Money from home 

The Key to success

All yours Sylvia