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 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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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
6. Update your Page
Go up to the top on the right and click update your page. see picture below
Ones 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.
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?
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.
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=…..
Click 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.)
I hope you enjoyed this training. Comment below if you want more training on website or html coding.
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3 things you must know about the Free just pay shipping Book Offer.
Have you heard about this or did you get an email in your inbox stating hey I kept your free book just pay shipping.
I have to say I am a bit upset and disappointed as one of my favourite marketer just sent me this line in an email( short version of it)
Great news, today is your lucky day. Today I am so excited because I am holding the first copy of my 500 books in my hands. My book is finally published and printed, it is already a bestseller on Amazon. Unfortunately, I have only 500 books and decided to give them away for free to my loyal customers.
As a loyal friend and customer, I have reserved a free gift for you. Click here to claim your free book. Well I clicked on the link, and here it comes to fill out your details, and we deliver the hard copy of your free book straight to your doorstep. Please fill in your credit card details just pay for shipping.
What………. I thought why writing a book than give it away and use this scam free book just pay shipping. I am disappointed and can not believe that one of my favourite marketers would use that. Yes, I have heard about the items they sell as free and pay shipping for products, but I did not think that I will hear that words from a famous marketer.
I asked myself what is so bad on giving away a free book and pay for shipping. Why don’t they sell them on Amazon it would be so much easier to say My book is out and you can grab a copy at Amazon. Maybe I am overreacting? What do you think about that free book just pay shipping deals?
A big Loophole in the Marketing World by the so-called prominent Online Gurus.
Ok so I did a bit of research, and I scrolled through some social Media, and what a surprise( have to admit never realised it ) in the News Feed of Facebook are quite a few adverts that state
” Get my free product only today all you have to pay is shipping”
Wow, I thought to myself there is a lot of that stuff out there. Now the question is do they lead you through a funnel or do you just pay shipping.
I decided to do a bit more research to see where this is going.
In case that you been tricked into this free book just pay shipping thing, then you know what I am saying.
Did you actually get the product or did they scam you with a cheaper non-worthy product?
Well, I decided I will go through and order the book and see what do I get…and is it a book with value or just not worth it.
So I went through the ordering gave in my payment details and got transferred to another offer starting at $49 refuse that and got another offer for $99.
I began to become upset as this was frustrating. But I will pull it through.
So finally I went through and got to make the payment. Shipment $19.99 special deal only today. ( really 19.99only?)
The book has arrived, and I have read the book,
What do you think …. was the book good average or nonsense?
I am disappointed as the book is not that what I expected of that marketer the whole book has 45 pages and the print and cover is cheap.
The info in the book is available on the World Wide Web.
When I wanted to research that I could find the information on the internet. The most annoying part is that there is so much promotion inside the book every page has at least 6 links.
Well, that is it for my famous marketer short-lived fame.
So what is the Truth behind this just pay shipping …
Most of the time you end up paying between $5.99 and $19.99. Depends where they have to ship too. International shipping is around $9.99 to $19.99. (UPS or e packet shipments have good rates)
I guess that covers the production of the book. What that actually means, in reality, the owner of the book will not have a loss even he gives the book away for free he gets the money for shipping as nowadays shipping cost has come down a lot.
If you look at it from a real side, you are paying for the book. The owner or marketer makes a good Return on his investment actually. ( ROI) The owner might even make some profit from the book. ( Don’t understand me wrong, I am happy if people or marketers make a profit.
But what it really says when you look at it from a different perspective is we as humans, believe in our subconscious mind that free is worthless or say less value.
You can argue with me on that point but just think about for a moment. Say you bought two cars one car was really expensive to say $20.000 and the other is just a cheap car for $1000. Imagine that both cars get stolen. For which one you are more devasted. ( Get the point)
Selling books is a business selling “just pay shipping” is a scam
I also make a profit from Affiliate Marketing the only thing I do not like is when they start to put profit before loyal followers or customers. )
The first rule in Online marketing is you need to create Quality and value for your customer or followers.
A great saying from my mentor is “To get a new customer is easy … keeping the customer happy and make them into a long-term customer that is the real secret to the trade. “
If a product like a book is good and well written and packaged with good quality, I don’t mind to pay a bit more as it creates value for me. It is an investment towards my education.
Unfortunately, those books as I have just experienced are typically worthless. Most of the time the net worth of the book is not even $0.99 what you can download from Kindle or any other bookstore. Those cheap with no substance books do not yet have the value of a soft copy book what you could find in any other bookstore.
You could adequately get a better quality book from a credible author on Amazon or on Book Depository. At least the book would have offered you some insight and value.
A Marketing Tool that is creates Value for the Marketer not for you.
Briefly, I have touched that the free book just pay shipping are just another tool for those marketing companies to put their hand into your wallet. They start off small with baits hard to resist ( I am talking out of experience) then come with more and more, and their hand goes deeper and deeper into your wallet “if you allow them to do it. “
Those books are often times written over a 2 day period maximum 2 weeks. The main point lies in promoting their brand in some cases and full of advertising. The whole goal of selling those free books ( instead of creating a digital copy) is to leave you without any value. Most of the people when they buy the book they do not read it to the end they just flip through and are not aware that the book is not much value. ( Will read it later)
It is just a bait to get the foot into your door to sign you up for more expensive things.
I am sure not all of them are horrible, and I want to believe that there are still good Marketers out there. If the author of that cheap free book considers creating value for their readers and will produce books with good intention, people are willing to pay for it.
Books are still popular, and even we change to a digital online world a book is still a book. Lots of people any age prefer to read a book with real pages instead of a digital copy.
I am a big fan of John Assaraf when he writes a book I am buying it. Because I know it has been created and been written with the value for the customer in mind. I am happy to buy than those books. They are an enrichment for me the customer.
Different authors are legends, and even 50 years later I still love Joseph Murphy’s books because they have value and never go out of trend. A good book you can read many times over and over again and each time you discover something new.
Another Author is Seth Godin, or Toni Robins, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Timothy Ferris they all create quality content and they charge for the book, and if you want them, you are able to buy them on Amazon or download them in e-pub, mobile reader or on amazon kindle.
Books create value and are in the categories of education. I like to believe that books are still of importance to our knowledge and the market will not be overloaded with cheap online marketing books that create no value for the readers.
If the book is so great why don’t those Authors charge you for the book instead for the shipping pay for the book and get free shipping?
I love to make to make this remark: If people create low-quality books keep them online don’t waste the paper to print and produce them. Every time people create those so-called “FREE BOOK JUST PAY SHIPPING” we cut down trees and make them into the paper with no value. Consider our environment. The digital world has come so far that the creation of a book in an ebook form is easy.
Did you know that alone the USA in one year, 2 billion books are produced? To get the paper for these books requires consuming 32 million trees. We can estimate that one tree yields enough paper for 62.5 books.
Rainforests across the world are in great danger. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2016 State of the Forests report revealed that 7 million hectares of forest are lost annually while agricultural land expands by 6 million. The biggest threat to forests today is industrial agriculture production of commodities like Conflict Palm Oil, fabric, paper and logging. Only 4 billion hectares of forest remain worldwide according to Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015.
Please consider our environment.
What are your thoughts on this Free Book just pay shipping? Have you gotten or ordered some of those books and did you read them? If you did share with us what was the value …
Great Tips on how to use Linktree and why it is a must for Instagram
Linktree is a great option to use for your posts with links on Instagram.
If you do not yet have a free account with Instagram go to www.Instagram.com and set up a free account.
Linktree and Instagram are a good combination.
Links on Instagram don’t work
Why you properly ask? Simple clickable links don’t work on Instagram posts. But you still want people to click on your content or post and be redirected to your website. Well, that is where Link Tree comes in. It is great and helps you to get more traffic to your website.
You go to Instagram see a great post with a link and you try to click on it and it does not work. ( Sign up form for a newsletter) Happens all the time … so what to do. You want your links working right?
People have to copy the link and paste it into their browser to access it, and no one is probably going to take their time to do that. Especially when you are on the mobile phone.
Many people these days watch and do things mainly from their mobile.
Linktree an easy solution for Instagram Business Accounts.
That’s what this post is all about: an easy and free tool, Linktree for business Instagram accounts. If you don’t utilise Linktree, Instagram’s setup will be frustrating for you as a business owner. I love to show you in this post how to drive traffic to your site from Instagram, but Instagram makes it a bit harder to do that when compared to other social media. Like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus.
Nothing is impossible.
Your Bio Profile on Instagram
The good news is that Instagram allows personal and business profiles to have a clickable link located in the bio segment of their profile, and that’s what I am going to teach you, I.e. to leverage this segment to its maximum potential.
Step 1. Create an account
Go to Linktree and sign up with your Instagram account. Also, make sure you’re logged into the business’s Instagram account you want Linktree to be connected to.
This will certify that Linktree would link up correctly with your business’s Instagram account
Step2: Add as many links as you desire
Immediately you are logged in with your new account, Click on the + ADD NEW BUTTON/LINK. Then, paste the desired URL and name it and Make sure your link title has a Sharp message!
Even though there is an unlimited number of links you may add, I will recommend a maximum of six, because if you add more, the list tends to get really elongated and people will have to scroll down to see the full list.
On the other hand, it’s quite distracting. You may switch your links on and off manually. You can also switch them around the links so that the new ones are on the top. I do this from time to time so it looks always like things are updated. There is an option available to show each link at a specific time. But, this is a premium feature which you need to pay to access this option.
There are a free version and a pro version the free version comes with following features.
Step 3; Paste your Linktree link into your Instagram profile.
If your account has been verified, you will receive a custom Linktree link. This will be the link that you will add to your Instagram Bio.
All you have to do is,
Copy your Bio link.
After that, paste your link in the Website section of your Instagram profile. Remember to Authorize Linktree to get access to your basic information. Click “Authorize.
Step 4: Make sure you Select a plan.
This is where you get to choose to use Linktree for free or for six dollars per month depending on the options you have in mind.
For instance, Linktree for business Instagram accounts, The free plan includes basic functions like unlimited links on your Linktree and information on links clicked.
Step 6: You can now set up your linktree.
Now we unto the real deal! As you know, Linktree for business Instagram accounts allows users to have unlimited links, you may eventually put a link for every single page from your website.
I will recommend using the links that you prefer people use the most from your blog or website, and links that are the most crucial to your customers. Also try including links for your email signup page, contact page, website homepage, latest blogs you’ve posted, events coming up in the community that you plan to talk about.
A brief Insight into Linktree for business Instagram accounts
The fantastic part about this is that you can dictate whatever you want in the text box.
This is fantastic to quickly and clearly display your brand’s voice. You can also change the link colours your links with a few pre-chosen options for the free version, or to match your brand or logo for the paid version.
Linktree Settings & Appearance
Once your link is in place, you may want to explore the settings. There are a lot of things you may do with your links once you have them set up on Link Tree. They include: • Edit/delete links • Turn link on/off • Check link clicks • Show link at a specific time
At the Settings tab, you will see several options for theme colours. On the Linktree free version, there are 4 colours to choose.
They also have some gorgeous gradients for you to choose from.
If you desire a custom colour, for example, to match your branding, then you probably need to get the Pro Version. I am especially in love with the blue gradient right now.
You are good to go! The spectacular part is that you won’t ever have to link the URL into your Instagram bio again. And each time you log in to Linktree, it will remember you (as long as you’re logged in to your business’s Instagram profile).
From the home page, you may edit your links as often or as rarely as you want, and your Linktree will be automatically updated.
I guess everyone who started in the Internet world with online marketing got scammed at least once.
If you are into Internet Marketing, I am sure you have heard of Google Adsense.
I got or better say I fall a few times for scams and now I take a grace period before I decide to sign up for a new program. I will search for Reviews and check out what other people say about the program or software.
Then I will sleep it over for one night. Then I decide…
I have been fallen for the easily and quickly make money online scams.
I have figured out the hard way there is no easy money made in Internet Marketing… get a rich overnight solution to online marketing is not real. If someone tells you otherwise, I am sure he or she has no good intention and are just after your money.
What is one of the best Traffic Exchange Site today?
Your Site is up, and all you need now is traffic. You search the Internet and come across one of many Traffic Exchange Sites and you are wondering if they do what they promise.
Traffic Ad Bar Review what to expect pro and cons…
Traffic Ad Bar Review
In the beginning, when I started, I signed up for a few traffic exchange sites
I did not know then better as when I search on google and youtube everyone was telling a story and how great they are. Being a total newbie at that time, I thought ok why not try it out. Well, I wasted many hours clicking on other ads to get short-lived traffic for my site.
Price: There is a free Membership available 000 USD
# Pro-Lite:9.99 USD
# Pro:19.99 USD
#Platinum: 39.99 USD
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
About Traffic Ad Bar?
Traffic Ad Bar belongs to the Traffic exchange system and sends visitors and referral links to your website. Traffic exchanges when misused can lead to a disaster. Like any other traffic exchange service, you view other member sites to gain credits. In Traffic Ad Bar the credits do not automatically turn into views.
Traffic Ad Bar has a Ladder system that will determine how much Traffic you get to your site. It compares your credits with other members credit.
Traffic Ad Bar is in operation since 2009. It has made mostly positive impressions. There will always be some people who will say Traffic exchanges are bad, but they do have pros and cons. I used it, in the beginning, to sign up for Affiliate programs who only let you only join with a certain amount of traffic.
The Level Ladder
Traffic Ad Bar Level Ladder, In general, has 17 levels.
Level 17 is the Top Level. Level one is the bottom Level. The higher you are on the ladder, the more hits you will receive in a three day Period.
The ladder is reset every 3 Days according to the number of points gained by all the members in the previous three day period.
When you are on level 10, then you can get up to 1,022 hits every day.
Traffic Ad Bar has a Bonus System for every 25 pages surfed each day you get bonus points that you can then exchange into hits.
Link Breakdown in Levels.
Level 10 1,022 Links
Level 9 510 Links
Level 8 254 Links
Level 7 126 Links
Level 6 62 Links
Level 5 30 Links
Level 4 14 Links
Level 3 6 Links
Level 2 2 Links
Level 1 0 Links
Join Traffic Ad Bar for free
There are different ways how you can earn points with Traffic Ad bar.
a. clicking the links in your daily email ( gives you extra points)
b. promoting your sites with the banner from Traffic Ad Bar
It has a referral link what you can post on social media or your website and invite friends
You can get the 100.000 free points to advance the ad leader ladder
Extra points rewards and exposure for activity
The 20 daily leagues get featured, and you get more views for recognition
It comes from time to time up with a code for you to identify to make sure you are not a robot
Contact form and good site support
Get ideas for your promotions ( see how other people promote)
Exposure to other members who will view your profile and website
Member profile with a picture, a brief description of yourself and your business and it has all your websites listed that you promote.
Traffic Ad Bar has all the features what other Traffic Exchange Site have, but the Member profile with a picture and the activities link one outstanding feature.
The other one is the Traffic Ad Bar Banner links. Links are created for each website you add. It displays your site with a Traffic Ad Bar Banner across the bottom of it. Every time some views this link or clicks on one of those ads you gain points. It is an excellent way to get referrals.
Cons about Traffic Ad Bar
It is, and if you do not click on the sites, you get less traffic.
If you have pages with Google Adsense and you sent traffic to your pages through Traffic Ad Bar, you will be banned from Google Adsense.
It is a distraction in your daily routine; you can get easy sidetracked.
Users on Traffic Ad Bar have only one aim in mind, and that is surf the sites as quickly as possible to collect the points
( This is a common problem for all Traffic Exchange sites)
Free members have to view much more sites than paid members.
You will receive a daily email with your links to view and click on ( It might create pressure for some people)
Traffic Ad Bar has different levels of Memberships
Free one cost you $ 0.00
Pro-Lite cost you $9.99
Pro cost you $19.99
Platinum cost you $39.99
Are you a member of Traffic Ad Bar?
I am currently with Traffic Ad Bar Pro. You will receive a bonus for being an upgraded member. Your sites will also be added to daily email links sent out by Traffic Ad Bar. The email sent out includes several links that earn points when clicked on. Those make you higher points than the regular sites when you surf.
You will receive points for referrals and you receive a commission if they upgrade.
Refer someone and receive 20 points.
Plus, for every 100 points, they earn each month, you’ll receive a credit of 10 points for doing absolutely nothing!
Join Traffic Ad Bar
Who are the Visitors and where do they come from?
Those visitors are mainly members from Traffic Ad Bar. If you take advantage of the upgrades, your referral links and website will be introduced to other Traffic exchange sites too.
When you want visitors to your site, you need to earn them on Traffic Ad Bar. How to earn? You will collect them by surfing the list on traffic ad bar. The list is made of publishers that want traffic. Those publishers do the same as you browsing the sites and get hits for it.
Can I trace the visitors to my website from Traffic Ad Bar?
Yes, you can when you have Google Analytics installed on your site. You can track where your visitors come from.
Who can use Traffic Ad bar?
Anyone can use it who wants to have Traffic hits to their site.
There is a difference between autosurf and manual traffic exchanges.
Autosurf is a bot system it means you do nothing those are empty views. For sure you do not want or prefer bot traffic coming to your site. Why? Simple it does not subscribe or click ads. It is empty and wasted traffic.
The manual exchange is a system where you have to view the sites. If you reverse the role than you putting in your own time and energy into surfing, and you want the hits you earned to be good.
When you have Ad Accounts on your site, do not send the Traffic from Traffic Ad Bar or any Traffic exchange to that page. Create a new page without the Ad Account service ( google adsense) otherwise, you will be banned, and that can hurt your site.
Watch out for Autosurf sites that traffic you don’t want it is a waste of time.
Be smart and filter bots from your analytics.
It will help you to know where your traffic is coming from and how much is coming from a Traffic Adbar or any other Traffic Exchange Site. It will also confirm if the Traffic exchange site you use is legitimate or it says one thing and does another. With one click in Google Analytics, you can filter out common bots. The best way is to create enough content with great keywords that bring you the organic traffic to your site.
It is hard when you are new to get traffic to your site, but there are solutions and systems around who can help you with it.
Traffic Ad Bar gets from me a rating of 70 out of 100.
The reason is that it is time-consuming and the daily emails start to bug me after a while. The platform is pretty basic, and if you do not have headphones on your computer, it plays the videos in a loud voice what is annoying.
A Website without Traffic is like a Shop without Customers
OH no … I created my website I was so proud and I love it but my website is like a ghost town. No one is visiting my website … I am doomed, no sales … You are shattered and you ask your self why? …
Why no one finds my website? How to get more traffic for your website. When you create a website you must also create Traffic to your site the more traffic you can get the better. A Website without Traffic is like a shop or store without customers. It is like walking through a shopping mall. People will walk through visit your website and decide if they stay or leave.
With the innumerable websites on the Internet, visitors won’t automatically look for your site, nor will they somehow find it easily among the clutter.
Chances are that you will get zero visitors if you don’t drive traffic to your site. Zero visitors mean zero chances to make money online.
Driving traffic will require some effort as well as resourcefulness and creativity. It will pay off in the long term. Hey, who said earning money online is easy. It is a business as anything else and it requires fine-tuning trial and error.
Website Traffic is the key to your site’s growth. When you drive traffic to your website, you have the chance to make more money online.”I will walk you through the following sections to help you to understand what it takes to get more traffic to your website.
Create a system
Know your statistics ( use analytic tools to trace and analyze your traffic)
In every Business, there is a system involved. A system is a major criterion for being successful. One major criterion is before you make any money creates value for your customer.
First install a tool on your site to track your visitors a great tool is google analytics.
It tracks all your customers and it gives you special data report from where they are, how long they been on your site and which pages they open. This is important Data for you to know. ( know your audience)
Here are a few essential metrics for you to know
Average time on site
Pages per visit
Traffic sources (where your traffic comes from either direct, search, and referral)
If you do not like Google Analytics then you can use another tool like https://clicky.com( this is a great tool it has real-time stats and a heat map)
Start a journal and document your website trafficespecially when you post a new blog or put some content up. It is interesting to see the results each day. Do the journal on your computer as I do.
See what works and what does not work. This way you can find a balance and quickly figure out what your customers want to see and what they don’t want to see or are interested in.
Ok I know People say plugins can slow down the website but there are a few essential plugins you need to have.
Some plugins are just a must… Yes, it is said that plugins slow your site but it depends on how the code is managed.
There are still some others but I have the experience with both of them and they are very helpful for SEO. Both have a free version.
Do you have a System?
If the answer is NO … then you need to act. You need a system right now that you can implement right now and you will see your traffic will in a matter of weeks skyrocket.
With the right system, it is not so difficult to increase your website visitors.
I have learned a great system with an online university that has the system already in place, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel again and start a system from scratch, use what is already proven with success. Many other people using it.
At some point in a business venture, we just have to follow the right steps and everything falls into place That happens to me when I figured out what is missing for me and my online business to become successful. My traffic just skyrockets in weeks and I am happy to say it works. This is a training from WA How many keywords should I use per page.
Create actionable content, there is a lot of content on the net some content is really good and some is just money –craping content.
Find out what your readers want to read, don’t write what you want to write. Content is all about what people are interested in. Rework your content if necessary. I remember when I started to write my first content and I go back and look at that boy I thought to myself need to change that.
But hey this is part of learning and if you can see how you improve and you are open to learn and take the action you are on the road to success.
My advice …Do not use Article Spinners or Article Creators in the beginning. Most of those Article Spinners refurbish the content what does not make sense. Yes, it is quickly created content but you might also make your site look cheap and it will not help you with your branding or your authority.
If you use an article spinner you need to proofread your content and that takes time. Most of the time it is written in a way that it makes no sense. Also, the easy flow of the content is not there.
Google can penalize you if they recognize that you use article generators.
People come to such sites ones or twice but then they don’t come back. Content is important and the Quality counts not the Quantity.
Here are a few spinners and article creators try them out and see for yourself.
Choose a list of keywords with a high search volume and less competition, of course, they need to be relevant to your niche. When you have inserted the keywords at the pages of your website you get ranked and you can build backlinks on those keywords from other sites to yours.
Submit your Content to search engines
Don’t keep your Content for yourself share it and let it get indexed with…
and all the other search engines that are out there.
To see if your site is indexed just type
site: and your website address.com (site:myfreedomlifestylebiz.com)
Submit your content to the search engines that they crawl your site and index your pages.
I assume you know how to submit your website to google and bing.
A good content should have a mix and match
If you think I can give you a magic formula for content marketing success, I have to say there is no magic formula.
The best is go with the flow and use a variety in length and format make it as appealing as possible.
Your audience will have a different kind of readers. Some like the shorter post, some like the long post, some are more visual, some love to watch the videos, some like infographic posts with data-driven pieces for a maximum impact. Mix it up so you keep your readers, interested and they will come back for more. Please remember the Quality of your content is important too.
Use a Headline tool to create catching headlines.
Use topic keywords in your headline. Blog post rank higher and better on google. Make clear to readers what are you discuss or about the topic they going to read.
There are free tools out there and some of them are really good.
You can get paid search on Google, social media advertising, display advertising, and solo ads all are excellent ways for attracting visitors to your site. It helps to build your brand and to get your website in front of people. If you are new to paid advertising I suggest you get some training first otherwise you might lose your money for nothing.
If you are familiar with paid advertising than adjust the ads to suit your budget. Be clear about your goals on advertising who you want to target and what you want to achieve. ( just want to get more traffic, or do you want conversions . ) Each Advertising Channel has his pros and cons, think carefully about your goals and objectives before you spent your money.
Start with 3 to 4 ads run them a couple of days on a minimum budget and see how they perform. Fine-tune the best ones and used them for a bigger campaign.
One last advise … Keep a journal on your ROI( it helps to track your campaigns.)
Email Marketing and Freebies
Don’t let your visitors leave your website empty-handed, offer them some freebies in form of e-books, planners, downloadable video, strategies sessions of 15 minutes content there are so many options.
With your freebies, you can create an opt-in form and collect their email address this way you will actually have recurring visitors and income.
Create Newsletters but please don’t spam them. For me, Spam is a no-go. Take into consideration that they are the same as you and will unsubscribe if you overdo your campaigns. To collect your emails you will need an autoresponder. I can recommend Get response it is free for the first 30 days and with it, you can do great newsletters and the email campaign is easy to set up.
Use Content upgrades
What is a Content upgrade? It is an incentive that compliments one of your articles. It can be a worksheet, a planner, a spreadsheet, a cheat sheet, an app, anything you to compliment your article.
People are more compelled to opt-in with their email address as it is integrated with your content.
Another tool that is popular is traffic exchange. How it works it is simple and plain and you have to choose a good traffic exchange site as a lot of them out there are not really helping your site in the long-term. As a website owner, you are able to sign up for any traffic exchange program.
In the traffic exchange program, you earn credits by visiting other sites sometimes for 10 or 20 seconds. The credits will be used by the Traffic exchange program to sent other members to your website. All the websites in the Traffic exchange program will have then increased website traffic. This is the same way as link exchange works.
It applies the same concept the only difference is that you can exchange links with other sites that complement yours. This link exchange will drive traffic to your website through direct links or through improvement of your search engine ranking.
Also, effective ways to drive traffic to your site is through Article and Directory submissions.
Submit Articles with content related to your site, and this articles will drive traffic to your site through a link in the end. Directory submissions are very efficient in driving traffic to your website because it is most likely targeted.
There are different ways out there to drive traffic to your website. Those tools help, not only driving traffic, but also to maintain your traffic. Use some of the tools what you feel comfortable with and track and document what works for your niche and what is not working.
I am not a big friend of traffic exchanges but if I need to boost my traffic I will use them.
Ping your post
When you are finished writing your content go and submit your post URL to a ping service. Why should you ping your site or blog? The URL will be submitted to different search engines and get indexed.
It is a tool worth gold in the SEO industry.. It will index your URL or backlinks very fast and it is done in an easy way with those tools.
Did you know that nearly 80% of backlinks on the digital web remain deindexed due neglecting? It also means that most of the SEO campaigns fail and they don’t see the result they expected.
What is a ping service
Ping sites is a kind of online based tool that submits your URL to several search engines, directories, content aggregators, communities and other places.
Pingler.com ( it is free but you can also subscribe and use the plugin for your site)
The key to this is that you need to drive traffic to your website. It is a good idea to use different traffic sources to drive traffic to your site. The only thing you have to do is invest and educate yourself about the different tools and marketing strategies.
The online business can become quite lonely. Especially as sometimes friends and family will not understand what you are doing and will find it strange that the computer is your best friend as you will spend long hours with your computer.
This said it is a good idea to sign up for some forum and other online learning centres to talk with people who have the same interest.
The essential step for every marketer is How to get more traffic for your website. These are basic steps there are more ways to drive traffic I will write this in another post.
Being an Entrepreneur and working in the online business can be a lonely place.
I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I am happy that I did join this community with nearly 1.3 million users. I am also happy for the Live chat and the forum where you can ask questions and members help you if you get stuck.
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“Here’s the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don’t want, and they’re wondering why it shows up over and over again.”
A Guide to the startup Cost for an Internet Business
In this Part 2, we will discuss the following points
When is the right time
What Kind of Costs You Can Expect( Website, Domain, Keyword tool, Courses etc. )
Prioritize your Money (what is mandatory and what you don’t need)
Moving forward what are the alternative options
When is the right time to commit?
The best time to commit to the Internet marketing career is after you have taken some time to think about the pro and cons and start to understand that you need to invest time and money to educate yourself first so you can be successful.
It is essential that you do consider signing up for a program either for free and later when you have an income you can go for a paid membership with all the benefits of group support, website hosting, private lesson, big community, live chat, keyword tool, weekly video lesson etc.
You will need some time to develop your business, and that means you need to set aside some time.
Educate yourself, find out what is your passion, if you go into affiliate marketing, blogging choose a niche.
Do some research on who you can trust and build relationships with them
Provide Service for other people
Implement the courses you buy or attend don’t let them pass without using the knowledge
Answer emails and give customer support ( depends on what your niche is )
You have to fix a schedule for your self, so it becomes a habit. Remember a habit forms after 21 days. Then it is an imprint in your mind, and you do it as it would be natural. ( for example
Get up one hour earlier each day and do their task you can do in one hour. ) When it is possible for you or if you have more than one hour lunch use the time to work on your Internet Business.
After work when you come home to take some time to rest and then start working for 2 hours on your Internet Business.
When you are retired without savings or to keep your mind going, when you are unemployed, it could be a full-time gig for you.
You probably ask why are we talking about the time commitment?
Well if you are not prepared to take on extra hours and invest your time, it will become a money problem.
You will fall into the trap of falling for the shiny objects that promise you a quick income fix.
What is the Cost involved in a startup
Are you wondering how much you need to save up?
What should you buy?
Let us go over some options for newbies and what you need to pay as an online marketer if you take the fast route and you are sure it will be a long-term business for you.
If you go for the free route, you have to do still the same only doing it on free products. ( please note free products are limited in what you can do with them, and how far you go in your business.)
In any way free or paid you to need to educate your self about the online marketing the basics what you need to know.
For example, if you wish to publish books on Kindle, you might buy kindling or another kindle course that starts with the basic.
There are some free courses also available on youtube and udemy. It depends on you but free content is seldom organised, and you need to sort through what is available and when will you need it.
You need to arrange free courses as a step by step guide on your own.
Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of resources all over the Internet but first searching for it, organising it and putting it in the right context is time-consuming and you can get easily sidetracked.
It is convenient when the people who created the course have outlined step by step in detail with there experience what works and what doesn’t.
If you buy each day a cup of coffee at Starbucks or Coffee bean stop doing it and make the coffee and sandwich yourself, saving that money saves you time and it buys you the course.
Starbucks coffee each day 3.00 Dollar may be a sandwich or muffin that goes with it another 1.50 Dollar each day instead of spending that 6.00 Dollar save it and invest it into your course. If your course cost 49 Dollar you are back for Starbuck coffee in less than ten days voila your first course is paid.
Price of courses can range from as low as 7 Dollar to 17 Dollar to mid-range of 37-97 Dollar higher range 200- 1000 Dollar as well as the cream top priced courses that go into the thousands of the dollar.
Courses sometimes are sold in boiler rooms where sales people will call you based on a low investment you make – then offering you the sky and the stars so that you max out your credit card because this is a one time offer and if you want to be in the top 100 you should not miss that fantastic offer.
You don’t need to go for that, it is up to you and what you can afford. Don’t be pressured by the salespeople. The world will still be there if you pass that offer.
It will be a necessity to have a domain name when you want to start affiliate marketing like Amazon or Rakuten or getting paid for people advertising on your site.
Doing a long-term business where you are in control and getting leads than a domain name is a must.
When you use free promotion sites ( no free websites that are different) promote your affiliate marketing you have to consider a few things. Not get me wrong in the beginning it is great to use them but you are giving away good money as you are not creating a list, It can happen that one day you wake up and your whole account is locked. When that happens, then you will lose all your hard work and time you invested in one go.
It is ok to use those free programs without a website or domain but why investing all this time and work and in the end, you have to start again.
Domains are one of the cheapest investments, and on top of it, you are in control.
It will also create an absolute authority in your niche.
A domain will cost you depends on the extension between 0.99 cents and a dot.com up to 13.99 dollars a year, ( search on the internet to find a coupon code that can cut the price of a dot. com domain in half)
The creme de la creme are domains that can cost up to thousands of dollars.
Hosting is a service that keeps your site alive. Hosting for one site or unlimited domains is available with different providers.
It is cheap, and most website hosts start with a reasonable plan that starts from $2.95 to $29.95, per month depends on what service you chose.
Get your free website here including hosting /SSL certificate and domain name as bonus first ten training lessons for free and free access to the member’s forum to ask questions.
Most websites offer this now together with there hosting. But if you find that your hosting company is charging extra for it, then go and sign up for Cloudflare it will make your site SSL safe.
Note SSL is now a requirement for all websites as Google has announced that all websites without SSL will be marked as insecure.
Paid traffic= traffic you pay for on search engines like google, bing, and or other traffic sources like social media (youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
Some marketers buy only traffic and some only use SEO.
Both ways are ok, and the best method is to combine both.
Another way is using Solo Ads in Email Marketing, Adwords campaigns and other avenues. Cost can be from low to high. The good thing is that you can do things on a small scale ( sent solo ads to a smaller list) and grow it over time.
What tools do you need?
The Market is full of tools you could use and need.
First of all the necessary tools are you need a computer, internet connection. You will quickly understand that every course you take tries to sell you on their tools and they wrap it nicely that they make you believe that you need this tool to succeed. You can succeed without them.
You have to prioritise and consider what is a necessity and what is a luxury. Remember you are starting off and on this stage of your journey you don’t need it.
Except for a keyword tool it helps you to see where your competition is and where they rank.
Some Internet marketers will not agree with me, but if you start, you should quickly get used to a keyword tool to write your content. It helps you with ranking and traffic.
For me an Internet marketer without a keyword tool( google keyword planner, jaaxy, ( free tools) is like a hairdresser without the scissors.
You do not sign up for the higher priced in-depth keyword tools; the free ones are doing the job in the beginning and keep you rolling.
Email Autoresponders are another option. Free ones like Mail Chimp are doing a good job and can be easily integrated into your website through the API key.
If you want a paid one you can use get the response and a Weber.
Price for a Weber is the first month 1 dollar, and the next month it is $19. Getresponse is my favourite as you can do a lot of things with it like landing pages, forms for sign-ups and opt-in forms, newsletters etc. the first month is free and then pay $15 monthly.
I would highly recommend when you see regular traffic to your site start implementing an autoresponder and capture the emails.
For sure you want to have graphics for your website( a minisite package for example what includes the background header, footer, and even ebook cover graphics for your infographic products. Canva is a great free product.
In time your Business will grow, and whenever you don’t know how to do or what to do, you will need funds to outsource it to someone else. ( Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer etc.)
The task I am talking about is the technical task, and time-consuming task, or just a task you don’t like to do.
Those tasks can cost from 5 Dollar to 100 Dollars and more. But on Fiverr, you will find a person who can do it at an acceptable price that doesn’t break your bank.
Prioritize Your Spending
That is important as in the high of becoming an Internet Marketer and being a newbie you are bombarded with so many opportunities, and everyone is telling you that you have to have it the courses, the tools and other items.
It is overwhelming and doesn’t fall for the shiny object syndrome most of them want your money nothing else.
Make yourself a plan and prioritise your step by step plan of implementing specific task and match then the spending of your money. ( weekly and monthly planner) set out your goals and write down what you want to achieve in a certain time.
For example, don’t spend money on a domain if you do not yet know what your niche is and what kind of business you want.
(health, weight loss, pets, languages etc.
e-commerce, affiliate marketing, own products, drop shipping)
As you might know this right away but educate yourself about Internet marketing, so you have a better idea of when and how to invest your money. ( remember always search for discount codes on the internet if you are counting the dollars)
Stick to a budget that is important and put some reserve aside in case something out of the blue happens.
Don’t let experienced marketers talk you into out maxing your credit cards, borrowing money or getting into debt. Save your money first and go and offer services to other people if you need one course or product so desperate. Save your money first and then buy it, don’t go for impulse shopping always sleep a night over it. The offer is still there tomorrow or the day after. Important is that when you start making profit re-invest some money back into your business. You want to keep the momentum and put your efforts on track to grow your business and success.
Alternative Options to Help You Move Forward
To get ahead faster is partnering with people. When you partner with other people, you can cut costs in one way and increase your productivity. Do your diligence with whom you partner.
My advice finding someone who has the different talents of what you have. For example, if you can handle the technical tasks well then look for someone who can write well that way you are a great pair who complement each other.
To get what you need you to have to swap or bargain with others especially when you just get started. Say you want to join this course, but you do not have the cash for it, contact the owner and find out if they need anything you can offer.
When you are good at writing offer some free pages of content in exchange for a copy, or if you are great at doing animation videos provide them with an animation video they can use to promote the course.
Don’t let your pride stand in your way of offering to help build your business.
When you grow your business and build your authority, please remember that speed and satisfaction are two different things.
You might find ways to a quick profit but that doesn’t mean it lasts forever or you are going to be happy with that business model in the long term.
Reevaluate your business over time as you start making an income. Have the means to branch out and do something that will make you indeed content. Be inspired by your business.
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A Handbook On Handling Your Start-Up Costs For Intenet Marketing Part 1
Everywhere in the News on Social Media, you can read about internet marketing, and it promises you an income overnight. Lot’s of people do not believe and understand that it is a legitimate business with great potential.
What are the fears and frustrations of most Internet Marketers and Newbies?
When you as an experienced Internet marketer try to convince a newbie to start with Internet Marketing the most concerns of Newbies are the start-up costs of an internet business, it is one of their greatest fears committing to something they are not able to pay.
It is a valid concern, because unless you know what you are doing, and the best way to get there ( Newbies don’t know) you might sign up for things you don’t need and end up paying a fortune.
We go step by step through on the how of internet marketing. We shed some light on some myths and explain clearly what you can expect.
We will discuss the points below more in details. This is divided into two parts for easier reading.
Reasons for starting the Internet Business
Family and Friends
Free or paid options
100% free options
The right time to make this commitment
When is the right time
What Kind of Costs You Can Expect
Prioritize your Money
Moving forward what are the alternative options
What are the most common reasons for starting an Internet Business
Different People have different reasons when they look into the internet business.
If you are laid off
You are desperate for money
You want to work from home
You love to choose your working hours
Like to start something new
Transform your passion into a business
Looking for extra income
Want to get rich overnight ( please go and play the lottery this article is not about that)
It doesn’t matter what reason you have; one thing should be clear for you. The Internet Business will not be successful if you treat it like a Hobby. Internet marketing is a business so treat it like a business.
When you start the Internet Business, you might make the experience that your family and friends are sceptical, and because of the missing understanding and knowledge, they will sit in your ear on talking you out of that idea on doing the Internet Business. They properly talk you out of spending money and trying to remind you of how long you have to wait until the investment pays off.
Have a plan
One thing is for sure, whenever you start a new adventure you need a plan. You do not need to know in detail what to do, but you should have the framework laid out, and the minimal preparations can be done, so you do not end up with less money than you came in.
In full it is not true, there is enough information out on the internet to get it and do the research and learning, it just takes more time and effort. Plus this is not guided, and you have no one to talk to or confirm you are on the right way. You will start from scratch and go with trial and error.
On the other hand, if you can afford to spend money do it and invest in your education. In that way, you achieve your goals faster. It is also less time consuming with research, trial and error.
Chose an excellent program that lets you start with excellent training a supportive community and free hosting of websites.
There is a program I started with, which I am still a member of it and it is an excellent program for beginners it is free, and it also has a paid membership.
Don’t worry if you are at the moment not able to afford this you still can join this program, and you can access the first ten training lessons for free, the community and the two free websites.
Good advice is to use your common sense on what are you prepared to spend and what you can get for free.
Play or business
If you want to pursue this Internet Business seriously, you will have to put money eventually on the table. If you are playing around with it and you jump through loops, each time money comes into your PayPal account go on with it and enjoy it and have fun. If you want to become a true entrepreneurial spirit, you have to get serious and treat the Internet Marketing Business as a real Business and not as a hobby.
100 Percent free version
If you are in a financial dilemma with no dime or penny in your pocket and you need to make this work, you will be happy to hear that there are free options for you
Sell your items on eBay( things you do not need anymore)
The option is there, and the things you can do are plenty. Agreed they do not pay thousands of dollars, but they can pay for your investment in your education to be successful in the Online business.
When is the right time?
I know those might not be the exact things you have planned to do but if you are serious about your commitment in starting the Internet business you’ll get started, and you have some money coming in.
Procrastination is not a solution waiting until the right time comes or until you make megabucks to invest well, that will not happen. As we all know from experience, there is never a right time.
When is the right time to take on this commitment, there is no right time, and sometimes you do not have a choice.
The right time to make this kind of Commitment
Well, There is no right time, and sometimes you do not have a choice it is decided for you.
When you get the pink slip from your boss or you are retrenched, or you get a medical condition that prevents you from working, you might be wondering if this low pay job offers in the back of a magazine are a viable income over the next couple of years.
Internet marketing can work as quickly as in a blink, but you have to use common sense to shop smart and work with a system and plan. You have to think about your choices and prioritise what is more important and what gadget or software pays the bill, lets you automate some parts and or increases your income.
Logging on and buying everything you think you need will quickly dry up your money resources and you end up with nothing.
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Go through your thoughts and understand what is Internet marketing. Yes, you can work from home and from anywhere you want but you also need a lot of discipline and organise yourself so you are not sidetracked with your daily tasks.
When you start with the Internet Marketing understand it is a lonely job when you start and your family and friends will try to talk you out of that. You have to sacrifice different hours in a day ( your free time) to work on your Online Business.
Look out for Part 2 of The How to Internet Marketing.
We will discuss
When is the right time
What Kind of Costs You Can Expect
Prioritize your Money
Moving forward what are the alternative options
I hope I could help you with this article to shed a bit light on the Myth of Internet Marketing. Please feel free to ask me questions that concern you or just drop a comment below. Thank you
Find out the underlying reasons for cluttering certain areas of your home. What does it say about you?
How to declutter my life…
is a blog written by Sylvia Spurway to help people to change the view about themselves and let them experience again little miracles in life. Clutter can make your life stagnant. Decluttering makes your life vibrant and exciting.
We all know what clutter is? An object here and there, one souvenir from this place and this place, the beautiful dress that goes with those shoes.
Slowly our cupboards are filling up, and space, where we live, becomes smaller and less energetic until the clutter makes us stagnant and immobile.
Look at people that are happy, energetic and vibrant they all have one thing in common… Do you know what it is? Read on
In this blog, you will find out
why clutter can be the cause of stress and Depression.
How it affects each area of your living space.
Find out what it means ( underlying problems) when you clutter different areas of the home.
Clutter inspiring you and clutter that expires you.
How to declutter my life … make room for the future
Clutter and stress
Not many people are aware of it, but it is a fact that clutter cause stress. Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. Shows that clutter raises the cortisol levels and it causes stress besides draining your energy. The surroundings become stagnant and so are you. A home with a lot of little Nik naks can feel over a period of time overwhelming, those little things called Nik nak can trigger good or bad emotions in us. Say a flower vase you got from your friend, in reality, you don’t like it but for the friendship, you leave near the side table.
Clutter comes in different ways there is clutter that inspires you and there is clutter that de-inspires you is a toleration of clutter. We are oblivious to the fact that we live in a society that collects and stores things. Do you know why we are doing it because through the media and daily life we are “made to think” it is never enough we need more, and more is better? And that is a problem.
Do you know comfort shopping? I mean when you felt down did you go shopping because it made you feel good, and it took of your mind of things that didn’t go so well.. you bought things because it gave you the happy feeling. When you think about it now you seldom or never use it. When the attraction is gone then it becomes clutter or just another thing.. clothes, shoes, gadgets, objects, bags, etc. in the closet that takes up space.
We accumulate so much clutter over the years that we accept it into our lives and adapt it to become normal. You adjust yourself to that environment.
#How to declutter my Life …Make room for your future
I have made it a habit to declutter my home and my environments around meevery year. It feels so good. Honestly, sometimes it shifts a project to completion what came to a standstill.. or a small lottery win comes my way.
I am always amazed when someone declutters their space, and they come back to me with lots of positive changes that happen in their life. People often explain to me that they feel a surge of power and significant things start to shift. It is like new energy awakes under the clutter. It is finally free to evolve.
A bad relationship begins to improve, new opportunities open up, promotion at work, new and inspiring energy in their life, sometimes a windfall of money, new friendships are formed, more motivation and energy.
I hope with this blog to offer you a simple and easy way to detox your living space and clear some or all the clutter from your life.
#How different cluttered areas in your home show you where you have a problem or in your subconscious mind feel uncomfortable about it.
Did you know that different areas in your home are associated with the habit of cluttering? Those are underlying problems, mixed feelings and emotions as well as mental states? ( Don’t worry you are not weird we all have it and do it)
I love this saying ” Live your Life by design and do not Live your Life by default”
Clutter in different areas of your home can show you where you can improve yourself and your life. Each Room signifies for us a different underlying mental state.
#Go Room by Room and the underlying mental statement what your mind wants to tell you.
The Living Room .. how to declutter my life
Having a cluttered Living room shows that you are not honest with yourself and the world. You have problems expressing yourself. You do not show your real potential to the world. You live to the expectations of others. A living room is used in general for entertainment and to avoid that friends and family stay too long and push you into an action phase you don’t like the room to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Clutter in the Dining Room:
Dining room in the house where family meets and takes there meal together. Having a cluttered dining room means there is no communication between family members. Everyone is doing their things. There is no joy, and friction often appears. Everyone is for him or his self. A cluttered dining room can also cause never-ending arguments between family members or partners. If you are single means problems in relationships with others.
How to declutter my life … The Kitchen
Is the heart of a home. When a kitchen is cluttered, it means that you do not give yourself space to breathe.
You might have a hard time looking after yourself said this means you put others first before your needs. It also means that you do not give yourself the love you deserve.
Maybe you observed this as a child from your parents. As the kitchen is a place where you cook food and store food when cluttered, it can lead to emotional eating or stress eating. It also means you believe deep down you do not deserve a healthy and happy lifestyle.
What does a cluttered Bedroom say about you?
When a bedroom is cluttered the first thing comes to mind that you might feel stuck and there are underlying relationship problems.
You might wake up in the mornings and feel you did not sleep as the clutter is draining your energy, make you feel tired, lethargic and inflexible.
Sometimes things are unclear, and you become obsessive about certain things. When sharing the room with a partner, there are underlying intimacy issues involved or difficulties of open up to each other.
A distance between the partner and yourself. The bedroom is a place to relax, and it should be decorated as relaxing as possible. A place where you can go to rest and recharge your battery. A right balance of yin and yang. Clutter in here can make you feel tired, lethargic and confused. I am also talking about electronics. TV, Computer, Mobilephoneetc. should not be in a bedroom.
The Bathroom how to declutter my Life
When a bathroom is cluttered, that is a sign that we haven’t let go of our past. We want to hold on to our history as this is a comforting feeling and we don’t want to move out of our comfort zone. It also says that the person who clutters the bathroom has low self-esteem, and is not happy with themselves.
The bathroom is a room where we clean our-self, take a shower or a relaxing bath. A time to find peace and the most creative inspiration come under the shower. A cluttered bathroom bribes you of your inspirational motivation and creativity. The best ideas come under the shower.
A cluttered Hallway…
Every Hallway that has clutter will stop the energy from flowing through to the other rooms. It becomes stagnant. What in other terms means you are blocking your power and somehow in your subconscious mind you are afraid of letting new things into your life. It is like a wall of comfort build around you.
Motivation will slowly die like a flower without water, and it can also mean you are stuck in a job or relationship you do not like but you don’t want to change either.
You move into a position where you accept it, and you start slowly to surrender.
Clutter or a mess in the Basement…
A basement when cluttered it always shows back to someone who is carrying much weight on their shoulders.
Those people think they have the whole world on their shoulders. There are family conflicts where a person doesn’t want to deal with, relationship problems with old friends, feeling guilty for something or someone.
Having a cluttered basement shows that there are problems from the childhood, past carried with you and you are afraid to let go. You lived so long with that clutter that it has integrated into your aura. It sucks so slowly the energy out of you. Sometimes you don’t feel at home, and you want to break out. Be free …
How to declutter my Life …The Closet
Have you heart about the skeletons in the closet. That is precisely what your clutter means. Most of the items are attached to you in an emotional and sentimental sense. It also means you are hiding the truth and don’t want to face reality or a situation.
A closet is used to store items and specific items after a while has to go, but somehow we hold on to our shoes, our cloth, our souvenirs, the little Nik Nak we collected over the years.
A cluttered closet will negatively impact our ability to acknowledge the future and moving on to a new era in your life. It is like we are the right foot in the future, but with the left foot, you are still in the past. You can not make the transition to a new life. Your collections are holding us back.
If you buy one new piece you should recycle two pieces.
Cluttering the Garage a nightmare for most owners of a car …
Clutter in general in the garage means difficulty in moving forward. A Garage is a place for cars and transportation, and that means the moving in and out of a garage should be as comfortable and as easy as possible.
If the garage is cluttered, it just says you are not ready to move on to another stage in life. If you want to change job or wait for a promotion mentally, that means yes you want to do it, but physically you are not ready to leave your comfort zone. It could also cause social anxiety. Moving forward will not be possible. Two steps forward and 3 steps backwards.
How to declutter my life … The Balcony
Clutter on a balcony suggests that you are not a very social person. You like to hide behind the scenes and let other people take the credit for your work. The balcony is an opening, and when you clutter the extension of your home, it just means our social life is taking a downturn.
You love to be alone it can also cause depression so be aware when the clutter is overtaking the whole balcony space.
Getting rid of your unused items that create clutter is not easy. It is so much more than just recycling the items … there are emotions involved and it takes time to let go. There are sentimental pictures the gifts from a friend, the memories from a lost love. It is an emotional process.
Everyone is cluttering from time to time specific areas of the home. We do it all, and if you pay attention you might see the problems turning up, and it will help you to solve them more comfortable and with a conscious mind.
Releasing the clutter on a subconscious level and a conscious level will shift your mental state and the energy around you. It uplifts your spirit, and you feel lighter in many ways.
It is a fact that the stress created by Information overload and physical clutter with the endless choices required day by day can cause or trigger health issues like generalised panic attacks, depression, overeating or anxiety.
When you start decluttering your home and life, one significant factor is,
work quickly when sorting things otherwise you get distracted. When you read through things, you might get stuck and lose focus. Go room by room or cupboard by cupboard. Take action and declutter your life today. Let go of those unconscious fearsand emotions live your life.
I have created an e- planner with a worksheet on how I start my declutter process. It helps me to keep going and stay focused. It helps me a lot. Download it here