3 Tips for Launching Successfully Pinterest Group Boards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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(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.

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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

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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

Great Tips on how to use Link Tree and Instagram

Linktree and Instagram how to ..

Great Tips on how to use Linktree and why it is a must for Instagram

Linktree and Instagram how to ..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 accountlink Tree sign up page

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!

Link Tree add a link 2

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. 

In case you are interested in Blogging Tips, e.g. How to build a website from scratch, or how to be successful in Affiliate Marketing. Head over to my blog section you find interesting reads. 

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.Link Tree 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.

Link Tree Pro and Free 1
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.

In Conclusion

Making Use of Linktree is a great and free way to drive in more targeted traffic through Instagram and increase sales.

Of you still hesitant about trying it out, I will highly encourage you to do so right now! Using the steps listed above, it should take you less than 5 minutes to grasp how to use the link tree.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial! I really wish you like this new What can you do to get more Website traffictool, and it helps you generate more sales for your online business.

Keep in mind that Linktree for business Instagram accounts is a fantastic way to keep the followers engaged and to give them information that’s readily available.

It’s quite important to provide easy access to important things about your business, like your website and your blogs.

Linktree also keeps your links organised neatly and simply.

Do you use Linktree and Instagram? If so let us know your experience and if you found what works better let us know

All yours have a beautiful day

Sylvia

How to get more traffic for your website

How to get more traffic

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? …

you need a system 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)
  • Create valuable content SEO Optimized
  • Submit your content to search engines
  • Share your Content and stay active 
  • Paid Advertising
  • Traffic exchanges 
  • Article and Directory Submission
  • Video Marketing

What makes a Business successful?

System 30% and 70% mindset. 

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.Google Analytics keeps your buiness on the go

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

  • Page views
  • Unique visitors
  • Average time on site
  • Pages per visit
  • Bounce rate
  • Traffic sources (where your traffic comes from either direct, search, and referral)
  • Exit pages

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)

clicky analytic snap an alternate tool to google analytics
clicky analytic snap

Start a journal and document your website traffic especially 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. 

WordPress SEO by Yoast. It is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins of all times

SEMrush. ..SEMrush

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. wealthy affiliate

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.

 My traffic numbers have grown and still grow in a normal range. Thousands of people have used that system and it works.

Create Valuable Content

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. 

http://wickedarticlecreator.com/

http://www.spinnerchief.com/

http://articlegenerator.org/index.php

Optimize your Content with SEO Jaaxy the best keywordtool

Use Keywords to write your Content. You can check Keyword tools like Jaaxy or Google Keyword Planner to research your keywords.  A great way to increase your ranking is with long tail keywords.

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…

Google,

Bing,

Yandex,

Duck DuckGo

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.What can you do to get more Website traffic

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.

headlines sharethrough

answer the public

Share your content on Social Media and get active don’t be a sleeping beauty. 

social media sharing  Sharing your content is important, but you need to participate and interact with your community.  It is like a customer relations in a business. Joining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Google plus, etc. stay active in that social network and interact with your audience. Got a Twitter account then join the discussion groups with hashtags relevant to your content.

Is your Audience leaving comments on your Facebook posts? Reply to them start a conversation. People will stop participating if they see you only post and you are not active.

Share your content on a regular base. It is now more simple as you can use plugins to install on your site and you set them up and they will share your content automatically.

A great tool what is free is Sumo http://page.sumo.com/gosumo

Another one I use is blog 2 social 

Paid Advertising

The most obvious is the paid search. ( Paid Advertising)

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.

You need to target high commercial intent keywords as part of your paid search strategies if you want more sales to your site.

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 Freebiesemail marketing a great way to get customers

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.

Traffic exchange

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.

Traffic Ad Bar

Hit leap

article submissionArticle and Directory Submission

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)

Pingomatic.com

Ping.in

Conclusionwealthy affiliate marketing

To earn an income online, especially when you have your own website gives you lots of opportunities to make money.  The Internet itself also offers lots of free tools and tips on how to earn money online.

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.

More blogs to read:

The How of Internet Marketing Part 1 

The how of Internet Marketing Part 2 

What is a great Affiliate Program 

If you want to be successful you have to surround yourself with the people who have the same interest.

How do you drive traffic to your site, please share with us some of your tips and tricks. Thank you

All Yours

Sylvia

The How to Internet Marketing Part 2

The How on Internet Marketing

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?start up cost guide

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
    Create Products
    Provide Service for other people
  •  leverage your skills
  • Learn the technical and digital side of the business ( create a website, how to post on social media, how to use a keyword tool, how to drive traffic to your site or blog, and so much more)
  • 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.

start up cost calculationWhat 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.)

The free route is a longer and harder way. The freeway is good for a startup but when you start making profit reinvest some into your business.

Courses free or paid

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.
Example:
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. starbucks coffee and muffin

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.

Domain Names

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.

Get your domain, website and hosting for free with free training. First ten lessons

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.

Website hosting

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.

start up costs for beginners

Those are the monthly costs. ( search the internet for a discount code ) Some providers are Hostgator, Blue hostWordPress, etc.

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.

SSL Certificate
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.

Advertising and Traffic

You have to differentiate between to kinds of traffic
Organic traffic = free traffic ( mostly done through SEO Search Engine Optimisation) and social media like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google Plus, Hangouts, Pinterest, youtube etc.

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 for a start upWhat 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.

Graphics

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.

Services
offer your service

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.  How to Internet Marketing for beginners 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.

Conclusion

Start with a program that has all in one. The one you can use also free and you get some training for free.

One that provides a free website and if you want to upgrade you do not lose your site. A program with a great forum of more than 1.3 million people. Join this program today it is free and the first month, if you decide to go premium is 19 USD. 

From each month on you pay 49 USD. Premium Membership allows you to host 25 websites for free.

Join now try it out nothing to lose it’s free.

All yours Sylvia 

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The How of Internet Marketing Part 1

How to Internet Marketing for beginners

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.

kindle publishing an extra income 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
  • Part 2
  • When is the right time
  • What Kind of Costs You Can Expect
  • Prioritize your Money
  • Moving forward what are the alternative options

success comes through failureWhat 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)
  • others

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.

How to Internet MarketingWhen 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.

Internet marketing a new adventureFree or paid options for the start

We all know it that people are always trying to sell you something. It is a myth that you have to “spent money to make money. “

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.

offer your services100 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

Let us start with a few options

 

If you  love writing, you can join the

  • Kindle publishing it is 100% free
  • Fiverr write blogs or offer other services
  • Up works
  • FreelancerFreelancer
  • etc.
  • Offer your services
  • Fiverr( create a movie, comment on websites, design graphics etc.)
  • Sign up for free with a survey company and do their surveys ( note the pay is low)
  • Watch movies ( App Big cash) you can check out the google play app store or the iTunes app store
  • Sell your items on eBay( things you do not need anymore)
  • etc.
  • 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.

wealthy affiliate ProgramA good solution is this program as it comes with training and you have the hosting of websites free. In the beginning, you can join for free and take the first 10 lessons for free with it comes two free websites. Try it out “no credit card required it is free” 

The paid Membership will cost you if you sign up here for the 1st Month 19 USD  and each following month 49 USD.

Conclusion

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

all yours

Sylvia

 

 

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Create Your Vision And Live Your Dream

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 Vision – Dream Board workshop in Singapore. 

vision board workshop singapore “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe” ~ Oprah Winfrey

 

 

Do you know what a Vision Board is?

It ‘s a way to manifest your dream life. When you make a Vision Board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life.

What is then a Vision-Dream Board workshop?

In the Vision -Dream Board workshop we create a vision board. Your Vision board and you can put on it whatever you want or you dream off.

Ok, you think I can do that at home … yes, you can but for a vision board to work it needs a few ingredients like a good cookbook recipe. I am sure you know this you went to a party at a friends house and you ate there a delicious food. You ask your friend for the recipe and she passes it to you.secret ingredient

Now at home, you try it out and it you reallly look forward to the food what a surprise it does  not taste so delicious as it tasted at the party from your friend.  You start to wonder what went wrong, you go over the recipe and all is correct you especially used a kitchen scale to measure all the ingredients right. Hmmmmm …. so what is the missing ingredient?

That is the same with a vision board there are secret ingredients to make the vision board work. Find out and join our vision-dream board workshop.

Have you tried the Law of Attraction?  If yes did it work for you?

 

We all have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do or have in our lives. But most of the time they just remain …fleeting ideas.

vision board workshop October

When was the last time you dreamed about your life? I mean what you wanted in life.  Somehow we lost this dreams or did you live your dream? Did you know only 20 % of the people will actually live the life they always imagined?

Who has the time to intentionally get clear about what you want?

So …WHAT DO YOU WANT?

  • Health
  • Money
  • A boyfriend
  • Marriage
  • Travel around the world,
  • Buy your dream house, Apartment
  • Have a better relationship with your spouse,
  • A new car,
  • A new job or promotion
  • Start your own business,
  • A happier life,
  • A new computer, 
  • A better relationship with your kids 
  • Relationship improvement with your extended  family 
  • Become a better person / less stressed 
  • lose weight
  • not to procrastinate anymore
  • getting things done 
  • ………………… the list is endless.

We go along day by day unsatisfied and deep down we think sometimes is that what I am supposed to do here. Can you relate to that?

Come and join us, take the time and create the vision of your life you always dreamed about. Take the first step to change your life today. I don’t ask you to move mountains… I just ask you to become happier… but if you love to move mountains you know everything is possible. 

Click here to join the Vision /Dream board  workshop on  17th of November  2018 in Singapore

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We come so far that Science surprisingly supports that you can intentionally create the outcomes by using a simple tool…

John Assaraf imagined his dream house on his vision/dream board. 5 years later he is living in his dream house. 

The Formula for A Vision/Dream Board = the visual creation

                  ……………….mix it  with attention and vibration

add the emotional energy  =  the Law of Attraction in Action

Come to our Vision/Dream board workshop on the  9th of November  7 hours of full power, clarity and to find your inner self.

Click here to join the Vision/Dream board workshop on 17th of November 2018 in Singapore

I am sure you are looking for the price tag we have early birds for $297. 

I will only accept 30 people. I don’t create scarcity but out of experience 30 people are a good mix of different personalities and it is a good size where I can interact with everyone.

What is a Vision/Dream Board

How to make a vision boardA vision/Dream board, at its core, is a visual, emotional, representation of all the things that you want to do, be, and have in your life. It’s a daily reminder of those things. Something you can look at every single day to remind you of your deepest desires…. and it’s powerful it is the creative manifestation.

 

As someone who has made many of my own Vision/Dream Boards and still doing them  ( manifested amazing results in my life!),

I’ve learned it ’s so much more than just cutting and slapping a picture onto a cardboard or poster board. It’s a powerful way of connecting with your inner self, on a level you never imagined.

Find out what is your true desire and inner calling. Go on a journey to discover yourself.

Join us on the 17th of November from 10 am to 6 pm. 

 

Create your dreams and live yours in the real world.

Click here to join the Vision/Dream board workshop 9th of November 2018 in Singapore

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 What will  you get 

  • Find the clarity on what you really want (your dreams this is all about you ..no more settling for someone else’s dreams)
  • Space, focus and time to map out your dreams and ideal outcomes in each area of your life. Think big
  • Connection with like-minded people
  • A method to clear out the natural “blocks ” that arise (letting go say goodbye to your blocks,
  • All the tools and time to create your own powerful Vision Board (you only have to bring a picture or two of your self to put on your vision board, all the other things we will provide. I’ve got all the materials you need right in the room!)
  • A vision /dream board infused with powerful energies created by you.
  • A guide on quick alignment
  • A focus wheel ( this is an important process to understand what you don’t want and what you want instead.) Sounds easy right …wait until you went through that. Sometimes we think we know but then it turns out it is not what it seems.
  • A full day of energy exciting time and the dream time you never have the time and energy to do. (The very thing you keep telling yourself you’ll give yourself and you will do but never do!

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Famous Celebrities used the vision/dream board to achieve their dreams.

Oprah Winfrey, John Assaraf, Jim Carrey, Kate Perry, Sarah Blakely ( Spanks Creator ) Ellen de Genres, Whitney Cummings they all have one thing in common! Do you know what…. All have and believe in Vision/Dream Boards.

Whitney Cummings Talks About Her Vision Board With Ellen

Watch the video with Oprah and Steve Harvey…

Here’s what previous participants had to say:

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“What I loved . . . was the time for myself, I have 3 kids and a busy husband since I am married 10 years ago, I never really had time for myself. Always something else comes up. This is the first time in 10 years I indulge in a day of dreams and thinking about me … not my kids not my husband about me. I cried the first 30 minutes of the workshop as I had totally forgotten about me and what I wanted in my life. It not only created me a vision board it released me from the chains of not thinking about me. It was an emotional and awakening workshop. I love the clarity session with the focus wheel. -Marissa O’ Connor,

vision dream board workshop here in singapore on 9th of october

“Sylvia’s Vision/Dream Board Workshop just popped up one day on Facebook, I am a big believer in the law of attraction and vision boards. I create them myself on the computer, and I was hesitant to join the workshop. I never understood how powerful a room with like-minded people can be. We jumpstarted our ideas by interacting with each other. It was an emotional journey for some of the participants but when the workshop was over their faces were brighter and they looked so much happier. I AM SO GLAD I DID IT. I got a job promotion a couple of days ago and somehow that was always what I wanted I thought, but when I got it I did not feel the happy feeling somehow I could not be happy. Through Sylvia s workshop, I got clarity and have recognized my blockages. I am working on them now and I believe they will be gone in no time. It was a well-balanced workshop on fun, joy, amazing networking, focus and soul searching.  It brought focus and clarity to me and I feel 20 pounds lighter. LOVED IT, thanks for having me, I will be back for more of this amazing energy! xxxxx“-Sara Tamale

Places filling up fast as I limit the numbers of people attending. 

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Disclaimer:

Our vision is to help you bring your biggest dream into reality. As stipulated by law, we cannot and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money with our ideas, information, tools or strategies. Your results are completely up to you, your level of awareness, expertise, the action you take and the service you provide to others. Any testimonials, financial numbers mentioned in emails or referenced on any of our web pages should not be considered exact, actual or as a promise of potential earnings – all numbers are illustrative only. As I’m sure you understand. That being said, we believe in you and we are here to support you in making the changes you want for your life and giving you methods, strategies, and ideas that will help move you in the direction of your dream.

Keyboard Shortcut Keys a way to improve your productivity?

Computer and Tablet

What are the best  Computer Keyboard shortcut keys?

How do you like to use the Keyboard shortcut keys?  I was never a big fan of using Keyboard shortcut keys until a couple of years ago.

Two years exactly I was confronted at work with a program that did not allow me to copy and past with the mouse. Every time I tried it told me to copy and past is only allowed with the keyboard shortcut keys. 
First I was a bit puzzled, but I thought ok start memorising your shortcuts.
I am not giving you a run-up to all the keyboard shortcut keys.

Those you can download at the end of my blog.

Keyboard shortcuts easy to learn

Keyboard Shortcut Keys on the Worldwide Web.

When I was looking for Keyboard shortcuts, I came across sites where they give you so many keyboard shortcuts that your head starts to spin. I really was thinking twice if I want to go there or not. 

I am happy I did as I can say it helped me a lot and improved my productivity, also I am more flexible in open spaces when there is not much space for a table and a computer mouse. 

There are some useful ones you use quite often like copy and paste, but there are also others you do not apply too often. 

How to use the keyboard shortcuts

Speech recognition software

There is also the  Technology advancement of speech- recognition.  I have to say I used it and tried it, and I find I am a bit lost with it. My first language is not English and it is a bit hard to get the software going. I am not giving up on that when I find the right fit I am sure it will be great to use it.  Windows and Mac have an inbuilt speech recognition software. 

If you are one of the younger readers … you will probably think now “why would I use keyboard shortcut keys I use my tablet or I pad I don’t need it.

Computers are still in and if you work long hours on the computer than doing the same on a tablet is not so convenient as it will strain your wrist and eyes. I still use my PC /laptop alone for the bigger screen and the proper keyboard for typing. ( call me old fashion) 

Whether you work as an office professional or as an entrepreneur you might still use in daily work eventually a keyboard. Even your latest model of ultra netbook still consist of a keyboard.  Believe it or not the physical keyboard still plays a vital role in productivity. 

Sometimes you have to do multiple tasks and to fumble than around for a mouse is a bit annoying. This is easily done with the keyboard shortcut list. 

Don’t worry learning them is easy if you belong to the 85 % who can not remember the keyboard shortcuts than downloading the list in easy graphics below. 

Keyboard for a Mac computer

Basic Keyboard Shortcut Keys For Everyday Use 

Please note : For Windows and Linux use “Ctrl + letter”,

For  Mac users “Command (⌘) +letter”

Ctrl + key + use +Letter = Action

  • Ctrl and A: Selects all text in the current document. ( Text highlights) 
  • Ctrl and B:  Makes your  text bold
  • Ctrl and C: Copies the item or text.
  • Ctrl and D:  It will display the Font dialogue box. ( easy way to change fonts) 
  • Ctrl and E: Switches a paragraph between the centre and the left alignment.
  • Ctrl and F: Displays the Find dialogue box to search for a word or letter at the current document or website.
  • Ctrl and G: Displays the Go To dialogue box to search for a specific location in the current document.
  • Ctrl and H: Displays the Find what and Replace dialogue box.
  • Ctrl and I: Italicize text.
  • Ctrl and J: Switch a paragraph between justified and left alignment.
  • Ctrl and K: Create a hyperlink. You can insert a URL without typing the whole URL. 
  • Ctrl and L: Align a paragraph left.
  • Ctrl and M: Indent a paragraph from the left.
  • Ctrl and N: It will create a new document.
  • Ctrl and O: Lets you open a new document.
  • Ctrl and P:  this shortcut will print your documents
  • Ctrl and R: Switch in between the alignment of a paragraph between left and right.
  • Ctrl and S: Document will be saved
  • Ctrl and U: Underlines your text.
  • Ctrl and V: Paste the copied item or text.
  • Ctrl and X: It will cut the selected text.
  • Ctrl and Y: Redo the last action. Ctrl+Y with this key you erase the past that haunts you entirely. Wouldn’t that be great? Again just joking!
    The Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Y will undo the undo.
  • Ctrl and Z: Undo the last action. My favourite key is Ctrl +Z ( when you have feline friends who love your computer this is a must keyboard shortcut to know.  Ctrl+Z hit this keys, and you can undo every mistake you done in your life. Just joking! It is an essential keyboard shortcut. If you did push the wrong key at the wrong time, it would undo the action.
  • Ctrl and Enter:  Lets you insert a page break.
  • Ctrl and F2:  Print Preview command. With some keyboard shortcuts, you really stretch your fingers to the limit. See it as a good exercise
  • Ctrl and F4:  will close the active window.
  • Ctrl and F6: Opens the next window in case you have more than one open

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Memorise essential keyboard shortcut keys

Some of the essential Keyboard shortcuts you can quickly memorise. If not just copy them and print them out, and put it near your computer.
Using your Mouse is cool, especially if you have a great game mouse. I never paid much attention to the computer mouse. Since my son introduced me to a gaming mouse I can only say wow.

Keyboard Shortcut keys for the 3 Finger System 

Alt + Shift + key 

The following shortcuts use a different key combination: Windows/Linux: “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”.
Mac: “Ctrl + Option (alt ⌥) + letter”. (Macs running any WordPress version below 4.2 use “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”).

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Action Keys + Letter 

  • Alt+Shift + n = Check Spelling ( Be aware that this requires a plugin.)
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+  j = Justify Text
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+c = Align Center
  • Alt+Shift+ d =Strikethrough
  • Alt+Shift+ r =Align Right
  • Alt+Shift+u = List
  • Alt+Shift+a = Insert link
  • Alt+Shift+o = List
  • Alt+Shift+s = Remove link
  • Alt+Shift+q = Quote
  • Alt+Shift+m= Insert Image
  • Alt+Shift+w = Distraction Free Writing mode
  • Alt+Shift+t = Insert More Tag
  • Alt+Shift+p= Insert Page Break tag
  • Alt+Shift+h = Help
  • Alt+Shift+x = Add/remove code tag
  • Alt+Shift+1 = Heading 1
  • Alt+Shift+2 = Heading 2
  • Alt+Shift+3 = Heading 3
  • Alt+Shift+4 = Heading 4
  • Alt+Shift+5 = Heading 5
  • Alt+Shift+6 = Heading 6
  • Alt+Shift+9 = Address

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Gamer Mouse whiteThere are much more keyboard shortcuts and you can download them below. Those keyboard shortcut keys are great for everyday use. You will not use every keyboard shortcut key.  Depending on what work you are doing you will use some of them. 

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Few keyboard shortcut keys for the Windows user 

Windows has a few neat keyboards shortcuts let us start with the windows desktop.

With the following keyboard shortcuts, you can toggle between the app windows and resize them quickly without needing a mouse or aligning your apps. 

Windows key also called the Winkey 

The Win Key on your Keyboard

 

  • Winkey D = Will minimize all your apps and jump straight on to the desktop. When you want to bring all apps back again hit the shortcut again.
  • Winkey + Comma = Quick Peek at your desktop, when you release the key it will snap all the apps back to the foreground.
  • Split screen or open two tabs on your screen makes working easier.

    Another excellent keyboard shortcut key is to hold win key and uses arrow left or right to split your screen
    picture
    Win + LEFT ARROW (move the page to the left side of the screen)
    Win + RIGHT ARROW ( move the page to the right side of the screen)

  • Winkey + Down Arrow, or Winkey + Up Arrow. Minimize and or maximize the app you select. You can also dock your app windows to the bottom or to the top of the screen display when the app windows already docked at the right or left. 
  • F11 – Toggle an active window in and out of the full-screen mode. 
  • Ctrl + Esc – It brings up the start menu. I find this very helpful when you use a keyboard without a win key

Windows keyboard shortcut keys for both hands ( left and right hand) 

Those keyboard shortcuts are useful for zoom the cursor around your page much quicker as you would use a mouse or a trackpad. 

  • Ctrl + Right Arrow = move the cursor one word the right
  •  Ctrl Left Arrow =   move the cursor one word to the left.
  • Ctrl Down Arrow = move the cursor to the end of the next or previous paragraph 
  •  Ctrl + Up Arrow. Move the cursor to the start of the next or previous paragraph.

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These Windows keyboard shortcut keys are great Finger stretchers. 

Microsoft has finally and officially incorporated virtual desktops into its Windows 10 OS. This is an indispensable feature helps you create additional desktops to better manage multiple app windows.  Linux and Mac have this feature already for a while. Now finally Microsoft implemented it too. 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + D = will create and close a virtual desktop
  • Winkey + Ctrl + F4 = will create or close a virtual desktop

Toggle through your virtual desktops with 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + Left Arrow
  •  Winkey + Ctrl + Right Arrow

Have an overview for all virtual desktops.

  • Winkey + Tab Display the “Task View”
  •  Use the Arrow keys to toggle through desktops
  •  When you hit Enter you jump to a selected desktop.

Windows keyboard shortcut keys for the Web browser 

I am sure you have used a web browser as long as you had a computer. Do you know that even for the web browser you can use keyboard shortcuts?

Would you love to take full advantage of the keyboard shortcut keys for your web browser navigation?  Below are a few web browser shortcuts all work in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and of course Google Chrome.  

  • Alt + D = puts the cursor into the browser’s address bar. 
  • Ctrl W, or Ctrl + T= will close or open a new browser tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T= will reopen the last browser tab you have closed. This is neat as sometimes we hit  Ctrl + W far too quickly.
  • Ctrl + Plus sign, or Ctrl + Minus sign = you can zoom in and out on a web page. If you want to reset the zoom level use  Ctrl + 0.
  • Ctrl + Tab, or Ctrl Shift + Tab = you can toggle to the next web browser tab from right to left or from left to right. 
  • Alt + Right Arrow, or Alt + Left Arrow= easy to browse through recently visited websites forward or backwards.  Those keyboard shortcut keys perform the same function as a browser Forward and Back buttons. 

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Windows keyboard shortcut keys for shutting down and  locking up 

At least not last the two important keyboard shortcuts for locking up and shutting down your PC. It is like you leave the home you close the door and lock up.

  • Winkey + LImmediate lock up from your PC.
  • Ctrl Shift + Esc. Opens the Task Manager to monitor apps or forcibly shut down any frozen programs.
  • Alt + F4. Closing an active app. If you use this keyboard shortcut key it will “Shut Down Windows” prompt.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped me to actually customize myself with some of the keyboard shortcut keys. It is a great advantage knowing some of the useful keyboard shortcuts and using them in your daily work or online surfing. 

Do you have experience with Keyboard shortcut keys Windows, Mac or Linus than please let us know which one is your favourite keyboard shortcut key and what is your experience? Tell us how long it took you to learn them and did you get the hang of it for all day use or did you memorize them.  

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What is the 80/20 Principle ? Work Smarter not Harder…

Pareto principle

What is the 80 20 Rule about? 

In short work smarter not harder. 

The 80/20 Rule can be used for everything. For Relationships, for Business, for Diets, for health, for fitness you name it can be applied to everything.

The 80/20 Principle known as the Pareto’s Principle. The founder was the Italian Economist  Vilfredo Pareto.

Pareto first made a connection with the 80/20 rule when he looked at his garden where he could see that 20 percent of the healthy pea plants in his garden produced 80 percent of the healthier pea crops.

He also figured out that 20 percent of the people owned 80 percent of the wealth. The 80/20 Rule can be applied to anything.

The 80/20 Rule from the perspective of a small business

Have a look around if you own a business, you can say that 80 percent of your revenue comes from the 20 percent of your customers.

If you have employees than you can for sure say that 20 percent of your employees are responsible for the 80 percent of your overall company results.

That is the 80/20 Rule. 

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Take the 80/20 Rule example of a Relationship. 

Even a relationship requires finetuning. To do so you also have to work smarter not harder. Be smart with the 80/20 Rule.

20 percent of those who marry compromise the 80 percent of the divorce statistic. ( those who remarry and divorce consistently)

We, as humans, are always looking for the next best thing because as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side, right? Wrong.

This is what the 80/20 rule teaches you. Generally, when in a relationship you get about 80 percent of what you want. This sounds pretty good because it’s such a high percentage. However, we are also craving that other 20 percent.

We fight over it, break up over it and complain about it because as we already went over, we always want what we can’t have. via The 80/20 Rule Of Relationships – Great Mind

The 80/20 Rule in losing weight

80 percent of the time you eat and prepare healthy food. 20 percent you prepare and eat not so healthy.(healthy nutrition book )

It is a good balance as when you are travelling a lot and stay in Hotels like myself it is not always easy to eat what you would say is healthy and doesn’t go straight to your hips. There you can apply the 80/20 Principle. 

Follow the 80/20 nutritional rule and sooner than later, you will see some positive results.

The 80/20 rule goes as follows, 80 percent of the time I need to be completely in control of my food, the other 20 percent of the time, I can let someone else do the thinking for me.

To break it down further, 80 percent of my meals need to be prepared by me, in the fashion that I intend them to be prepared.

These meals need to contain adequate lean Protein, Healthy Fats, and appropriate Carbohydrates. Now the other 20 percent, this is where you can go out to your favourite restaurant, head to the neighbourhood barbeque, or you can order carry out on your way home from work.

Allowing yourself to be human 20 percent of the time will greatly increase your chances of healthier eating the rest of the time. via Coach G’s Nutrition Corner: 80/20 Rule

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Use the 80/20 Rule for Life. Work smarter not harder. 

Pareto discovered that virtually everything especially all economic activities are subject to the 80/20 principle or 80/20 rule. Pareto says that 20 percent of your activities will count for 80 percent of your results. ( work smarter not harder)

In society, 20 percent of the criminals account for 80 percent of the value of all the crimes.

20 percent of Motorist cause 80 percent of the accidents.

20 percent of Children attain 80 percent of educational qualifications available. ( Sourcebook of Richard Koch 80-20 principle achieve more with less effort.

That is an interesting fact, and it can also have a reverse effect  A lot of people or businesses work as 80 percent with effort and only produce a result of 20 percent. (work harder not smarter)

We all have friends who work 24/7 but never reach the clouds. After a couple of years, they are diagnosed with burn out syndrome or stress.

Also, a lot of Entrepreneurs work the 80/20 rule in the reverse mode without knowing it. As it has becomes a daily thing they don’t realize it anymore.

From time to time a light bulb switches on and they ask why do I not get ahead with this business.80/20 rule can be used in two ways there is also a reverse modeThe 80/20 Rule for Business 

When you run a sales and marketing business successful, it is obvious that the 80/20 Rule is in place. That’s why 20 percent of your customers will be responsible for the 80 percent of your sales. That is a healthy Business.

20 percent of your product and or services will count for the 80 percent of your profits.

As well as 20 percent of your staff efforts will count for the 80 percent of value and service what you provide.

If you say this in a short version it means, that if you have a list of 10 things to do. Then two of those things will be 6 or 12 times more profitable than the other eight things together.

The 80/20 rule is a universal principle applied to anything.

Here comes the phrase again work smarter not harder!

Richard Koch The 80/20 Rule

For example. 

If you work in Affiliate Marketing and you do sales.

If you have 1 item where you can make $ 1.000 Commission per sale than you only need to make 10 sales to have $ 10.000

If you have 1 item where your commission is $ 100 per sale than you have to make 100 sales to achieve $10.000 in commission.

The effort of both sales and marketing is the same, but the result is different. Work smarter not harder. 

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The secret of working smarter not harder

An interesting Perspective on Priority Task versus Important Task

 

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Here goes the 80/20 Rule into reverse action

You have 10 tasks and each of the 10 tasks require the same amount of time. Say each task needs around 50 to 60 minutes. Task 10 on the list will bring  7 or 8 times the value of task 1-9. Unfortunately, most of the time people start with the less worth tasks and than start to procrastinate to avoid the tasks.

The 80/20 Rule List

You should look at your list closely and see which task is the most efficient one who makes you the most revenue. That one you should start first, the other ones you can delegate to others or outsource them.

If you are a one-man show than do them later but first accomplish the profitable less time and effort required task.

The fact is that most people procrastinate in the top 10 percent to 20 percent of items that are most valuable and important.

Instead, they keep themselves busy with lots of other non-important and just time killing things, they do not realize they sabotage themselves in being successful.

They are their worst enemies those are the 80 percent inefficiency what produce the 20 percent of efficiency.( reverse 80/20 rule)

Work harder, not smarter

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How to overcome the reverse Mode of the 80/20 Rule ( work harder, not smarter)

Focus on Activities, Not Accomplishments

The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous.

For this reason, you must adamantly refuse to work on tasks in the bottom 80 percent while you still have tasks in the top 20 percent left to be done.

Before you begin work, always ask yourself, “Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?”

Motivate Yourself

Just thinking about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and helps you to overcome procrastination.

The fact is that the amount of time required to complete an important job is often the same as the time required to do an unimportant job.

The difference is that you get a tremendous feeling of pride and satisfaction from the completion of something valuable and significant.

Your ability to choose between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant of your success in life and work.via GETTING SUCCESS IN LIFE BY USING PARETO’S 80/20 RULE | | Don’t Give Up World

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The successful People in Life use the 80/20 Rule daily. 

The most successful People in Life do discipline themselves and start with the most important ( the task what brings the highest revenue and require less the effort of time) each day.

For them, it comes naturally to use the 80/20 rule (work smarter not harder.)

I remember my dad telling me to work hard and you get somewhere. I can’t remember how many times I been hearing that when I was young. Everyone was saying it. I believe it until I came across the book of Mark Twain where he says  ” financial success does not require hard work” He says it is all in your subconscious mind. 

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So did my Friend!

I still remember my friend who went to study with me, she always had money and never I saw her work, so I got told by my other friends, she properly is doing something illegal. of course…

If someone was not working hard and still had money that meant the person did something illegal. From young on your brain has been trained to think work harder not smarter. The 20/80 Rule.

Have you ever asked yourself why some people can enjoy life and never seem to work, but are wealthy and successful? and people who work 24/7 and never take or go on a holiday because they are too exhausted are still poor and do the same job for 30 years without any promotion?

Here comes the 80/20 Rule in action both ways the right principle mode and the reverse mode.

As I have now said it already a few times, the successful ones put the 80/20 Principle in action and follow the rules.

They put 20 % effort in and reap the 80 % success. ( work smarter not harder)

The non-successful ones use the reverse 80/20 principle what do they do wrong, they put 80% effort in and reap 20%  success. ( work harder not smarter)

A business/or an entrepreneur it doesn’t matter how small or big it needs a structure and a system in place. The main task is to prioritize the daily tasks who bring in the best result to put on top.

The 80/20 Rule is a great tool and it correlates to the Fibonacci code, where everything in existence has his synergy.  Play around with it and you see you can use it for anything you can think of. ( work smarter not harder)

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A conclusion to the 80/20 Rule 

Should you care about the 80/20 Principle? You might not realize that but this principle applies to your daily life, to your social world, social media, and your place where you work and hang out. Understanding the 80/20 Principle gives you great insight into what is happening in the world, and around you.

The Feeling of mastering the 80/20 rule. Work smarter not harder finally achieved. 

The feeling that will come when you finally master the 80/20 Principle is amazing and it is like flying on a cloud to catch the stars.

” I believe in the Law of Attraction” and I made myself an Affirmation and every day I say it at least 50 times and more.

How can you master the 80/20 Principle start with Time management read my post “Why Time Management is important”

Time Management is a necessary task to achieve and keep you going up the ladder of success.

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Do you use the 80/20 Rule how did you start to get going with it? Different people approach it differently, we love to hear from you how you implemented the 80/20 principle. Please feel free to comment. Thank you for taking your time to read this post.

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Sylvia

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Book recommendations to read:

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Koch Richard 

Digital Transformation Shaping the Subconscious Minds of Organizations by Leodolter, Werner

Time Management for Entrepreneurs: How to Stop Procrastinating, Get More Done and Increase Your Productivity While Working from Home by Jessica Marks