Micro habits are so small that they feel like they should sort of succeed automatically. That’s what makes them so frustrating when, for whatever reason, they don’t. Did you ask yourself sometimes how to micro-step your daily habits to success? Moreover did you worry each day that task you supposed to do are not getting done and you move them to the next day than the next day than another week or another month?
The good news is, you can set up any micro habit for success with just three simple steps. Sound easy, but there are a few rules you have to follow.
1.Why should you focus on one micro habit at a time?
With that the problem is that even small changes can add up, especially when you have a whole extensive long list of them. Don’t get frustrated when you go slow and use baby steps to achieve them; you will bring your daily habits to success.
You have to remember that do not get caught up in trying to achieve everything in one day or remake yourself entirely. Choose your daily habits to success wisely.
The world was not created in one day. It took days to create the world.
Be passioned and don’t let your ego take the lead.
Pick up one micro habit and then allow yourself to pick another one until the first one is already well established.
The feeling you will experience when you tick off that micro habit from your list is a feelingof success.
Look at what you are trying to establish.
Link the new micro-habit to one that’s already in place.
See if there is another habit you already have in place to link this new micro habit, which will bring your 2nd daily habit to success.
For example, suppose you want to start jogging in the morning. You could connect it to the already established routine in place for stretching exercises each morning. The act of doing the stretching exercises before becomes a trigger for the new micro habit, and so it becomes easy to remember to do it.
Even a tiny habit such as drinking more water is established by simply setting a timer on your phone to remind you to drink every hour.
Or to place a bottle of water and a glass on your desk and fill it up regularly.
You can use anything to remind you to execute the micro habit.
You can use your calendar on your mobile phone or on your computer, or write it down by hand on a piece of paper or on a post-it note. Place the post-it note on a physical calendar hanging on your wall to remind yourself that you have set aside time just for this micro habit.
Do not list too many micro habits on your daily /weekly list.
Choose 3 of them and let them become first a routine for a week or so . That helps you not be overwhelmed by too many tasks you have to achieve.
We want to achieve them and integrate them into our daily life. To do that, we need the small baby steps to reach these goals.
Reward yourself with some treats.
With treats, I mean anything that lifts your mood. You will understand that just ticking off that one habit of the list and making it a routine is a great habit that feeling alone is a great reward.
We are talking about rewards. Treat yourself to a spa, football game tickets, concert tickets or some shopping spree.
These steps bring your daily habits to success. Encourage yourself to perform your micro habits daily. After a while, they become a routine, and you will miss them if you do not do them. Sometimes, every little bit helps.
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1. Why Knowing these 5 Psychological tricks will give you an upper hand when negotiating daily with people.
The first one is the word “BUT” or “However”. These words are commonly used. We use them a lot in communicating with our family members, friends, and colleagues. People do not realize the amazing power around the word “BUT”.
Many people deliver varied messages the wrong way. They tend to deliver the good news first and then the bad news next. But the opposite is the way to go if you want to maintain a good relationship with people.
For example, if a friend or family member asks you to hang out with them and you cannot oblige. Instead of saying “I really cannot go out tonight”, you can say. “I really cannot go out tonight, but I would have loved to.” Thanks for the invite”. The person will not feel so bad since you responded with a positive attitude.
So, in any sort of scenario with combined news, put the good material second and the not so good news first.
2. Another Psychology Trick That Gives You An Edge In Daily Negotiations. It Works Tremendously.
The second tip has to do with something called “A DOUBLE BIND”. This happens when conflicting messages are generated in communication. With one negating the other. You want to be aware of this especially when it is being used in a sales situation, perhaps to your disadvantage.
Double bind theory was first described by Gregory Bateson and his colleagues in the 1950s.
Double binds are often applied as a form of control without open pressure. The use of confusion makes them difficult both to respond to and to resist.
This technique can be used to help in making decisions or to upsell your option. The possibilities are almost limitless.
When using this sales technique, it is important to offer only two options – no more, no less. This gives the perspective of choice, yet it does not overpower someone with different options.
For example, if you are looking at a menu in a restaurant and your waitress presents you with two specials for the day like grilled Salmon with a side dish or grill steak with salad. And you were just looking at the menu and have not decided on what you want to eat.
This trick is used in sales all the time. Be aware of it. You can use it much to your advantage with people. Or in leadership or sales roles where you have to use persuasive negotiations to influence associates. The best way to do this is to use “A DOUBLE BIND”.
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Next is the third trick. This is about VISUALIZATION. Our brain is continuously using visualization in the process of envisioning future occurrences. It happens so naturally that you usually are not aware of it.
Research shows that when we visualize, we can do implausible things in our lives, what we do not realize is that the images that are created in other people’s heads by our own words are just as powerful.
The more details you have in visualization the more real it will become, and the more it will increase performance as the brain starts to grow neural connections that result from the repeated visual image along with enhancing motivation that increases the likelihood of taking an action toward your goal.
For example, if you think about wanting to go to Paris, France for a vacation and instantly reject it, you quickly forget about it. However, if you think going on a vacation in Paris, close your eyes and spend a few minutes really visualization the details, how wonderful it would be, site seeing, enjoying the images until you are filled with excitement, your decision to purchase a ticket and plan your trip increases intensely.
So now, you have imprinted the idea in your brain, and your brain gets activated in trying to develop plans on how to attain what it is that you desire and have visualized.
You might start to think about putting together the best itinerary for your trip. You start researching tourist attractions and things to do in Paris.
For example, you are in a relationship, and you have been pitching to your partner that you need a break. You both need to go on a vacation, or a cruise and your partner has been reluctant to cave in.
You can put the picture in your partner’s head by talking about the trip, the different restaurants, and the beaches there. Show him pictures and indirectly help him/her visualize it.
Before long, your partner will be excited to plan and go on the trip with you. He/she now has the image in his / her mind. Indirectly painting a picture for someone else will be useful in getting them to see and visualize with you.
4. Anotherpsychology trick that works most times in upping your negotiation game.
Give a little something to get a little something in return.
The fourth tip is about Reciprocity. Make people feel needed when you ask for help.
If you need someone’s help, it is usually better to start off with the phrase, ‘I need your help…’People like to feel needed, and they dislike feelings of guilt. When you start off the conversation with that phrase, people are more likely to be compelled to help you.
Also, people are more likely to help if they feel or know that they will get something in return.
Do not make it only about yourself when requesting a favour from people. Especially people that you are not acquainted with. Let them know what they will benefit from it.
You do not just write a proposal requesting that they sell your products to their customers. The best approach is to do some research about their customers. And figure out that they will like your products.
You then let the grocery store know that putting your product on their shelves will attract more customers and expand their clientele.
This trick can be used in your personal life as well. A friend will be more obliged to give you a ride if you offer to put gas in his / her car.
Another example is when you need a place to stay. Offering to help with rent will make someone feel good about sharing his / her place with you.
5. This is an effective psychology trick that works most of the time. When resources are not available, we are more likely to desire them.
The last thing that we are going to talk about is “SCARCITY”. Now I have talked about “SCARCITY” but truly it might be one of the most if not the most importantsocial psychological factors for creating designs.
We go crazy when we feel like this is our last chance to have something, someone, or whatever it is. The problem here is that when we really want something in our lives, we tend to make ourselves extremely available, we destroy any sense of SCARCITY.
Many relationship coaches and mentors hammer on this point. Do not be too available if you want to be respected and appreciated.
For example, there are people that take you for granted because you are always available whenever they beckon. They feel like you do not have anything better to do anyway. But when you spruce up your life with daily positive activities that keep you engaged such that you are not waiting for hands and feet on such individuals. Things change and you are more appreciated.
So next time such people need your help or time, they will call ahead and plan with you and not take you for granted. Because making yourself less available makes them value your time more.
Another example is when you are dating. People get very excited when they meet new potential lovers.
And want to be around them all the time. But this makes them susceptible to being taken for granted. They appear needy and clingy when this happens.
Remember not to drop everything, including your life, when you first meet a potential “special one”. Make yourself a bit scarce and you will be highly valued and appreciated.
Keep in mind that scarcity is extremely important for influencing people. It works on me, works on everybody all the time. It works in sales, relationships, and many aspects of life. Do not fake it but allow your schedule to be filled with things that make you a bit more scarce and less accessible. ( go out with a friend, have a break for yourself with meditation, read a book, have a spa day, spending time with your parents … fill up your calendar with simple things then you don’t feel like cheating)
Knowing these tricks has helped improve my communications and negotiations skills tremendously. We encourage you to utilize them in your daily transaction.
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Have you thought about how much money you spent each year on things that are not really necessary, or where the money is really just waisted? This post will show you 21 tips on how to save money. Stay on you will be surprised how easy it is.
Well, when I decluttered our home, I actually realized how much money I spend on things I never use or just there to collect dust. ( I hate dusting )
I am not talking about only physical things also virtual and digital stuff you collect just to have it, but you never read it or use it.
Money comes in and money goes out.
Money is so easy to spend, and it is hard to save. You can do it you just need a plan and be aware of where your money is going. Know your numbers.
I will share with you 22 money-saving tips. I discovered them when I started to declutter my home and my life and since that time I kept the promise to myself.
Ok, some tips are a bit more difficult to follow through but they are worth every Euro.
Know your numbers and keep track of things you buy and sign up for.
Each Year I will take three days and evaluate all the things I signed up for or I bought. Believe it or not but I still have things I buy out of impulse or mood, sign up for things I do not need and use only once. I guess we are all humans.
I thought I will share this with you, and if you can relate to it, then start and see how it goes for you. Any saving is great.
How I saved in one single year 17.542,96 Euros.
All these tips are based on my own experience. You can change them and check on items you are able to use and cut down. They might be different from mine. Use what suits you. See how much you can save. You will be surprised.
These savings are calculated in Euros.
Those are the things I have cut down, and I adjusted to digital life. In some cases, I ran out of space.
Just sit down and look through your bank and credit card statements and evaluate your spending in what you need and use.
The things on what I did cut down are just things where I can honestly say I do not need them anymore, and they collect dust either in a physical way or digital way.
Hopefully, you can take something away from this.
Tip.1 Magazines Subscriptions
I got rid of my magazine subscriptions as they were pilling up and most of those magazines, I did not read all of them and that was always a reason not to throw them as I will read them one day. ( Believe me, this day never comes)
When I need more space for them I normally moved them from room to room. Eventually, you run out of space. I decided with a heavy heart that I cancel all my subscriptions.
Does that sound familiar.
Well, it took me some time to get over this habit. I cancelled all my 4 subscriptions and that is around €132 year.
Now if I do want to read a magazine, I will buy it, but that happens now seldom as I search now a lot on the internet.
Tip 2. Save Money with Landline and Mobile Phones.
Don’t get scared I kept my mobile phone but gave up our landline. 10 years ago we all used the fixed-line but now we all use mobile phones.
That is a saving of € 240 a year said €20 a month.
So we cancelled the landline. It was a funny feeling as we had the landline for 30 Years and you wonder if it is ok. It was part of our life. But when I think back we never used it for the last 5 years. We all have a mobile and we call each other on the mobile.
Tip3.Books Hard Cover and Soft Cover
Books. Since I had to give away so many books for the reason of space (I do not have the space to keep them all). I love books.
I took the ones I wanted to keep and brought them to the Library and if I need a book or want to read one I borrow them now from the library. I also have a kindle, but I do not download each month 4 or 5 books as I used to do, I use now the borrow function and give it back after I am finished.
Sometimes I look if I can find them in a pdf and if not and I really need the book I might buy or download it. Don’t get me wrong I still buy books but only if I really need them.
That is a saving of €29.99 a month. What totals to € 359.88
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Cable TV. I got rid of our Cable TV. I used to have Cable, Sky TV and Netflix. We seldom watch cable and Sky anymore. Plus the service or programs they offer are not really up to date and lots of repeats.
I kept Netflix as this is what we watch now mainly. Cable TV is around €37.50 a month and Sky TV we paid €78.94 a month with all the English channels and of course sports channels. ( 4 Boys in the family)
That is a big saving over the year. €1.397.28
Tip5. Bottled Water and Soft Drinks
I stopped buying bottled water for us and bottled beverages. I used to buy on a weekly base bottled water and other soft drinks. I have a water filter but never really used it, On top of it I also bought bottled water on the go.
When I go to work and grab a quick lunch I bought with the sandwich a bottle of water.
It was more of a habit than a necessity. Sometimes I bought a soft drink with a sandwich or snack. It was a weekly regular occurrence.
I have don’t do this anymore as there is too much plastic already around. I use now a water bottle from home ( Glass bottle) which is also more environment-friendly.
I put it in my bag and have it with me all the time. My family is now used to the water filter and believe me it was not easy to change. I had big complaints from my husband and kids.
The water saves me around €90 a month what is a yearly saving of €1080. Soft drinks the saving is small as I only bought them for myself and that was around €15 a month. This is a saving of €180 a year.
Tip Nr. 6 Save Money with Eating Out and Order in.
This is a big one for us. As when kids where younger we went 2 or 3 times out for dinner or lunch on weekends. Now our kids are Teens and do not want to join us.
When you live close to downtown it is so easy to take the easy way and eat out instead of cooking yourself. We still go out occasionally but not as often as we used too.
We also don’t order food so often anymore. As both I and my husband has changed our diet we prefer to prepare the food we eat our self.
One of our children started to become vegan so we adjusted our diet too. I have to say it was not easy but after a while doing it and sticking to the plan and the side effect is weight loss, it feels good. We did not stop eating we just eat now more healthy.
We also do not have dessert with each meal now. I still bake cakes but with less sugar and butter.
Don’t worry we do not starve; we just eat with more consciousness. We cut down half of our eating out with friends and kids and that makes a huge saving for us.
We do save on a weekly base now €45 Euro. It is a yearly saving of €2340.
Tip Nr. 7 Meat and Plant-based Diet.
We eat now a more plant-based diet. My family especially my sons love meat since they are teens now, they changed to a less meat diet.
I do not buy so much seafood, lamb and beef anymore. We are not vegan we just cut down on meat. Instead of 4 times a week we only eat it now twice a week.
If you are wondering why we do this, well I wanted to support my kids in their decision so they can stick to it easier. I am happy that they think of what they eat and what effect it has on their body.
I would estimate my savings to be roughly twenty-five euros a week because I’m not buying red meat like lamb, and I’m not buying seafood as much so that twenty-five euros a week amounts to €1300 in the year.
Tip Nr. 8 E-Mails and Subscriptions
When I declutter I also declutter my digital items. Like my mailbox, all the ebooks I downloaded I thought I need, and I delete all the Spam emails plus the offers I get sent on a regular base from the companies I bought something.
I unsubscribe from things and emails that no longer interest me or tempt me to many times with buying. You know when you sign up for those free gift emails from stores, in the end, they sent you all those promotional emails where they ask you to buy things.
I am sure you do get them too, 40% off, 50% off, buy two for the price of one. That is super tempting. If you are like me then you will buy when they catch you at that moment.
I bought so many times things I did not need or did not serve a purpose. I was just buying for the sake of buying. Honestly, some are really good at selling you these things. It was just buying for the sake of buying. I would put my estimate at €60 a month.
What brings it to around € 720 in the year.
Tip Nr. 9 Wine, Beer and Alcohol
We do not drink as often as we used to. When we get drinks at a restaurant in a bit more expensive city like Munich you pay easily for a cocktail €8 and up, believe me, you are shocked how fast it adds up.
When you are getting older you enjoy a drink at home but not as often as before. We are trying to set an example for our kids that they can see and experience happiness without drinks. We have occasions where we do celebrate but those are than our family occasions.
When you change your diet and become more conscious about what you put into your body you reduce the alcohol too. I also need to say we do not enjoy it so much anymore. Restaurants have a huge markup too.
I would say our saving for the whole year goes into an estimate of €50 a month. Which is €600 a year?
Tip Nr. 10 How to save money with Clothing, Handbags and Shoes.
I have built a more intentional wardrobe. I do not spend a lot of money on clothing, handbags, shoes that I do not truly love and wear.
I also was a sale shopper and I thought because it is on sale I must have it. That is now in the past. I will not buy those great shoes just because they are on sale, and the shoes are not so comfortable but would look good with a certain outfit.
In the end, I never wear the shoe or if I do it will be only around 2 or 3 times and then I will keep them in the cupboard and they get forgotten.
I will then give away shoes what are hardly worn. When I buy cloth now I really think about them and when I can see myself wearing them I will buy them. I even have this habit now that I will ask “Will this improve my success in business ( I am in a Management position in a leading advertising company). Don’t laugh and no it did not go to my head.
There are clothes like a beautiful blouse that brings out your skin colour and it will lift up your energy and you spread this uplifting energy around you. I have special clothing for important contracts as when I wear them I feel so good and uplifted.
My mood improves a lot and it brings out that glow. People around me feel it too and that means customers will also feel it and the signing of a contract is easier done.
I would estimate my savings from not buying those impulse purchases… not buying extra handbags and shoes…that would be roughly €120 a month which is €1440 in one year.
Tip Nr. 11 Travelling and Holiday a big saving or a big loss.
I loved to travel and have vacations in other countries. This is a big item for me but it might not be for you. Through my career, I am travelling now a lot and before I had this job I had at least 2 times a year vacation with my family.
Our kids are now teens and they rather hang out with their friends and go on camping trips with friends than with parents. We have still one rule and that is one vacation a year we will spend together.
So, reducing our vacations to one a year, and not joining my husband on different business trips saves us a lot of money each year.
I enjoy Stay vacations now. We used to spend thousands of dollars a year on 2 or 3 vacations and now we only take one vacation with family. I value now the one vacation more and I enjoy the stay vacation.
I can say we save roughly in one year around €2800. This might not be for you if you enjoy travelling and see different countries go for it. Look out for last-minute deals those are the best ones and the prices are also good.
Tip Nr. 12 Save Money with Extensive cleaning products.
See the advertising for this great mop that you can press out without getting your hands wet.
I bought all of them and got a shock how much they add up. I want to do my part for the environment and now I do buy reusable items and there are different and efficient ways to use your cleaning products and items.
For one thing, I got a steam mop set that I can also use in the shower. I do not need any more expensive cleaning items and the steam mop is a great addition as it also eliminates germs especially when you have pets. I would estimate my saving of around €300 in the year.
Tip 13. How to save money with electricity.
Another thing I have done and implemented is I do not use the dryer so often anymore. I use the dryer now only for underwear and towels. We also changed our light bulbs to energy-saving LED bulbs.
We switch our electronic item now off instead of standby. Our Heating system and Waterheater is time programmed and when we are all at work our Heating and Water heater is in saving mode.
You can program this on your heating system and on water heater system.
Ok, it does not sound a lot but you will see it at the end of the year on your electricity bill. For us 4-person household it is a saving of roughly €250 a year.
Now that’s not a lot compared to all the other things I’ve talked about, but the fact that I’m using the dryer less means that my clothes last me longer so that’s actually a big saving which I haven’t counted in the full savings of seventeen thousand euros. I’ve talked about earlier.
It also helps the environment. It feels good to be part of being able to do something every day for our planet.
Tip. 14 Save money with a Home Cinema
As I mention before I love to watch now more movies at home. Since we have Netflix the kids and we create our own movie theatre at home. We use a projector and throw the Netflix movie on the wall. We have popcorns and drinks.
You can do the same with your TV. Popcorns are easily made and it is so much better as a Movie Theatre.
Before we as a family went almost every second weekend for a movie theatre.
We don’t go so often now anymore to the movies and my husband and I enjoy watching a movie at home. When you get the popcorn the drinks and the movie ticket it all ads up. I can say we save now around €400 a year.
Tip 15. How I saved money with Meal Planning.
I am not talking about preparing a meal. I am talking about meal planning.
What is meal planning?
It is simple you are making a plan for the whole week and then you go grocery shopping based on your list.
I never did this in the past, and I went to the grocery store and bought what I thought we need. Of course, by the end of the week, some items went bad and I did throw them out which was a waste of money.
We all know that when you are hungry you buy more things. The Supermarkets also normally move things around so you are going through the aisles and buying more things.
I also have to admit I was buying to much stuff. I bought junk what no one eats, they wanted to eat but they did not until I had to throw the things out then only they wanted to eat them. Now with a list, I stick to it, and I do not buy all those things.
One plus is that I do not waste food. I can say the saving is around €65 a month what adds up to € 780 a year.
I underline the word obligatory because I’m not saying I don’t give gifts. All I am saying is that I will not give gifts that I am obligated to give that I feel that I need to but I don’t really want to.
That’s what I mean by obligatory gifts. I find that the obligatory gift-giving is an endless cycle. I give someone a gift and they’re obliged to give me a gift and then I then I’m obliged to give them a gift and then that cycle keeps on going on, and I honestly do not want to be part of that cycle.
I strongly believe that if you give a gift from your heart and you truly want to give them a gift not because you are supposed too.
That is only my view, this is up to you. You do not need to agree with me and depend on the size of friends and family the saving amount might be big or small.
I save roughly €450 a year.
Tip 17. How much money can you save with Coffee and Snacks?
When I worked at the downtown office we had a star bucks just beside our office building. I bought each day a coffee, or sometimes a caramel latte depends on my mood.
Of course also a muffin or a small sweet pastry that goes with it. I do not do this anymore and it has a couple of reasons.
1. I cut down on my coffee consumption.
2nd. The sweet snacks go on my hips.
Especially when you are with colleagues you have the coffee a sweet pastry and don’t get me wrong I do enjoy it, and I do it once in a while but not every day anymore. I enjoyed it but no doubt I enjoy more being in good shape.
I would estimate the savings to be roughly €50 a month which is €600 a year.
Tip 18. Saving Tips for your Car Insurance.
If you driving a car to evaluate from time to time your Insurance.
We have car insurance and after being with the Insurance company for 15 years we decided to change.
We made the car insurance with our friend and for 15 years we never had any claim. My sister has also car insurance with a different company and she gets every 5 years to claim to free a return of €200.
When I compared my insurance with hers, we figured out that we overpaid our insurance. We pay €596 we have a very low percentage and my sister pays half.
We decided to change the Insurance and have now a saving of roughly €285 a year. I know does not sound much but calculate over the 15 years we overpaid the money we could have saved.
Tip 19. Packed lunches and snacks.
When you work for a company and they have a canteen you will go there and get your food there.
After a while, you can not see that food anymore and you get used to the menu. I used to memorize the whole menu for the month. I stopped that one too now and I make my own lunches and snacks.
For the reasons that we do live and eat healthier now and from some of the food in the canteen, I get heartburn.
Packing my own lunches and the lunch and snack for my husband I would say gives us a roughly saving of €70 a month for both of us our kids go random one-day lunch pack one-day school canteen.
This makes a saving of €840 a year.
I want to stretch one thing do you realize that all the big items on saving are actually food.
Food can be when you eat out, or ordering in cost a lot and sums up quickly to a bigger amount without realizing it. It has helped my budget a lot but it also helped to improve my health and weight.
I feel so much better now, and I have so much more energy to do things. What I love about is that I am in control of what I eat.
Tipp 20. The saving on Souvenirs.
When I used to go on holidays twice a year I always brought back Souvenirs and little Nik Nak I thought is cute or useful from that particular country. It is only small money but another physical item that collects dust.
Well over the years a lot has accumulated and all those things need dusting and need to have space. I stopped buying and bringing home these things.
Souvenirs for me is only a small amount it is around €150 a year.
Tipp Nr. 21 Stationery, Wrapping Paper, Scotch and Duct Tape
Do you know when you need a pen or an envelope you can not find them or you have all the variety but the ones you need is not there? You are then forced to buy the thing you need. Well even it looks small money but as you know small things add up.
For example Printer cartridges I always had one spare at home and as I do not print very often anymore, when I have to change the printer cartridge most of the time it is dried out.
I normally print most of the time black and white so my colour cartridges are not used very often and eventually they dry out.
Another example of duct tape and scotch tape, I use it a few times a year when I pack my presents to send overseas to friends. I will always stock up on them as they are also good lint brush removers or pet hairs on your cloth.
I stopped stocking up to many as after a while the glue is getting less and less so I only stock up with the max of 2.
I have one stationary draw now and in there is all nicely sorted on what I need. I save for that arrangement alone around €30 a month. That ad up to €360 a year.
Tipp Nr. 22 Do you really need a Gym Membership?
For Years I had a Gym Membership and I did not go there regularly. Especially in Summertime I hardly ever went. But the monthly fee I needed to pay.
In Summertime I did a lot of jogging outside and went swimming in the morning to the nearby public pool. That did cost me extra the entrance for the pool.
Now I take 10x Cards and can go when I want without having to pay the monthly fee. Yes, the cards are more expensive but it saves me a month around €44.90 plus the shakes and drinks I was than buying in the gym. That makes saving on €538,80.
When you look at all those things they really add up in a year. I saved over the year
€ 17542.96 this is a great saving.
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If you want to go further and declutter your home once a year makes a garage sale or sell them online you can even get more money saved.
I changed my lifestyle and my priorities and I feel great and since I do look after what I eat and buy I feel and look more healthy.
When you think now, my life is boring no it is not. We actually enjoy it more and we have a healthier lifestyle. We all love it. All we did is we shifted our priorities.
One thing that I really love is that I am more outside and do more exercise. It is a different feeling and you can appreciate nature a bit more each day.
I hope you enjoyed this blog on tips on how to save money and you learned something new from it and maybe you can relate to some of my experiences. If you liked it please share it with friends and family.
Blog written by Josh Wardini Co-Founder of Serpwatch.
Make no mistakes; Pay-per-Click (PPC) is one of the most effective digital marketing strategies available today. Generally speaking, this marketing tactic requires businesses to pay a certain fee whenever their ad gets clicked.
PPC helps promote a brand’s awareness and also increases conversion. According to a study, Google Ads cover a network of more than 2 million websites and apps. This extensive coverage gives businesses the chance to reach more potential customers with PPC.
If you intend using PPC to market your products or services, it’s essential to learn that as rewarding as it is, the road to success could be bumpy due to some mistakes that you can easily avoid if you follow the steps we recommend in this article.
Here are four common PPC mistakes and how to avoid them.
Not Hiring A Good Copywriter
Good writing is essential when creating your ad copy. Your copy should be persuasive and free from grammatical or spelling errors. It should also be engaging.
Most business owners choose to create the ad copy themselves because they wish to cut costs. In most cases, the result is a poor ad copy. Hiring a good copywriter to get the job done will go a long way to contribute to the success of your PPC campaign.
An Irrelevant Landing Page
When a user clicks on your ad, the user is led straight to your landing page. If it turns out the content of your landing page doesn’t match with the promise made on your ad, the user immediately exits your landing page.
Google will waste no time to give a poor-quality score to your ads and reduce its exposure. Worst of all, you’ll have to pay for a click that led to no conversion.
That said, ensure that your landing page and the promises made on your ads match correctly, as this will increase your chances of conversion by 50%.
Not Using the Right Geo-Location
Those new to PPC often make the mistake of not optimizing their ad for the right geographical location.
Your ads showing up in the wrong geo-location could fetch you a penalty from Google. When users get to your landing page and leave after a few seconds, a poor user experience signal is sent to Google, which acts accordingly.
Your ad should have more exposure to a location where your potential customers reside. If most of your customers come from your locality or country, it’s best to have more exposure in that location.
Targeting the Wrong Keywords
A PPC campaign with no basis on proper keyword research will fail. Understand that keywords are the heart of your ad campaign.
A PPC ad should contain keywords that match what your target audience is searching for. Not every keyword is good, and you should not include irrelevant ones in your ad. PPC might not be SEO, but still, a lot of attention is dedicated to keywords.
For an effective PPC campaign, it’s best to work with long-tail keywords as they perform better.
PPC advertising is a great digital marketing strategy. Those who are just striking out as entrepreneurs can significantly benefit from using this technique. Just make sure to avoid the common mistakes that ruin most PPC endeavours, and you’ll be fine.
So you are at a point where you need to see some income? Your blog or website is not doing so well, and you are running slowly out of passion and of cash $$. Let’s make money online.
Yes, you know that you actually can make money online,…
but you have not just yet figured it out how those $$$$$ flow into your life. Right.
What is the best way to make money online? I have asked myself this many times.
What you need is a computer, phone or tablet and of course Internet access. I will show you 9 websites where you can actually make cash, or if you are really serious some real good Money. Are you excited yet, Yes… then let’s get started.
The part I liked most is that you do not need to quit your 9 to 5 Job. You can do it in your Free Time.
Two distinct ways of Making Money on the Internet
The first is an active Income. It is like your regular 9-5 Job. You only get paid for the work you do. If you do not work, you don’t make money it is as simple as that.
The second way is through Passive Income. This is my favourite Method because, with passive Income, all you do is put in the workforce once, and the Money, in theory, should keep rolling in, without you having to do any more work other than maybe promoting what you have made, or in some cases what other people have made. Let’s get rolling ….
With Upwork you are making active income. Businesses and Individuals post services on Upwork that they like to outsource such as article writing, video editing, app development, coding, and so much more.
There are tons of jobs and services being outsourced on Upwork. The beauty of all that is it is a low barrier of entry, and you just have to be good at something.
If there is something, you are good at maybe graphic design or coding or just about any skill, head over to Upwork and start making some money.
A Tip when you are considering signing up for Upwork.
Have a robust and transparent profile that looks good. That will drastically increase your likelihood of ever receiving job offers, from potential clients. Displaying your best work or highlighting specific experience can and will help you stand out.
Many people know this, but not many take advantage of it. If you are considering getting into YouTube to make money, make sure you understand one thing clearly. Thanks to the new rules, if you are planning on starting a brand-new channel from scratch, you first have to reach the YouTube minimum threshold to get monetized.
Which means you need 4000 watch hours, and 1000 subscribers in the last 12 months.
Once you reached that, you can get monetized.
Want to learn the weird secret to make $2,000 per month on Youtube?
The more views you are getting, the more money you can expect to make, and also you get more subscribers. With YouTube, what you are earning is passive Income, make a few videos, and they should keep making you money consistently. You can also make money with YouTube through paid sponsorship, but with paid sponsorships, you need a large audience, usually 10K subscribers to do that. You can also make money through Affiliates, but we will get to that later.
Although Jeff Bezos did start off the company selling books, Amazon now sells almost anything you can think of. It is not just a site for buying your favourite books though, you can actually make money with Amazon.
There are 3 ways you can do that.
The 1st way is Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Mechanical Turk is kinda like Up works, it’s a place where businesses outsource work that is difficult for a computer program to do.
Such as audio editing, translating audio and video from different languages, testing webpages, writing reviews, and a whole lot of other services.
You can make as much as $20 -$30 an hour, by working on a few different tasks.
You do not have to be an established author or find a publishing company to do this. You can do this from the comfort of your home, with Kindle eBooks you can start earning Passive Income.
Sounds excellent and believe it or not it is free to sign up and to start.
Amazon takes care of the money handlings, and you can sit back and relax. If you are interested in Kindle publishing you can also do more research on it. You can find free videos and tutorials on YouTube that will teach you the basics.
If you want expert advice, you might have to pay for a course. I can highly recommend this course click here.
This is a popular and easy way of earning Passive Income. All you do is sign up to the Amazon associates’ free program, and you can pick from thousand of stuff Amazon sells on their website and start promoting.
Amazon will give you a special link, and every time someone buys through your link, Amazon will provide you with a commission from 4%-10% of the sale. Amazon will pay you 60 days after purchase, and you can choose to be paid either through bank cheque or through Amazon gift cards.
Please Note: The bank wire transfer is at the moment only available in the United States. If you live outside the USA, you can be paid via cheques, or you can have it transferred to your Amazon account and start buying stuff with it.
Flippa is the number one marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. It attracts a huge audience, and it offers great help to increase visibility.
It’s an auction site really much like eBay, for those selling and buying digital assets, such as websites, apps, domains, Shopify stores and amazon FB accounts.
If you are good at making apps or even sites… you can actually sell it online and make some money.
Better if you have money lying around and you are interested in buying either websites, apps, or e-commerce stores, that are already making money, you can do so with Flippa.
How it works, you place a bid, much like eBay and if your bid is the highest, then congratulations you just bought yourself an online business.
You can also earn money by selling online businesses. That’s Flippa.com
Basically, Shutterstock is a platform where you can buy or sell digital media. Such as pictures, music and video clips. Mainly created by freelancers and hobby photographers. So if you might be particularly good at photography taking amazing pictures and videos this is the platform for you. Even if you are good at making sick beats, you can monetize your talent on Shutterstock.
The way you make Money with shutter stock is every time someone purchases one of your pictures, you get paid a commission, usually a couple of cents to a few dollars, if you are lucky. The trick to making a lot of Money with shutter stock is to keep uploading high-quality images consistently.
Rover is the largest network of 5 -star pet sitters and dog walkers. Do you like pets? ( https://mypetshopworld.com) Dogs in particular, if so then you should check that out. Rover is a dog sitting service, but this is currently only available in the USA and Canada.
If you live in either of those two countries, then you can register as a dog sitter and get paid for babysitting dogs. You can make between $80 – $100 a night, just by watching someone’s dog.
You are able if you have free time to make hundreds of dollars a week by just babysitting someone’s pet.
That sounds a good deal. You need to have a bit of experience with dogs. If this is not available in your country, get yourself a free website and offer dog sitting services. People are always looking for someone to look after their pet when they are away. Not always can family look after them? Get the free website here with 10 Training lesson on how to earn Money online, or turn your passion into a business. Check it out here…
When I started in the online business, there was not one day where it has not been mentioned.
It is a simple and easy site to start earning some money. If you haven’t, basically it’s a freelance website where you can literally outsource anything. As long as it is legal. You can get jobs done for as little as $5. There are so many different ways on what you can do to increase your Income or in simple terms earn more Money online.
Just naming a few.
Web & Mobile Design,
Social Media Design,
Search Engine Optimization,
Architecture and Floorplanning,
3 D Models and Product design,
T-Shirt and merchandising,
Virtual assistant and so much more.
Anything that can be outsourced you can find it on Fiverr.
Go to Fiverr and check it out, you can also sign up on fiverr.. and do the jobs for other people. This is an active Income. This is a legit way of making money online.
So what is Dropshipping? In short, you are selling someone else stuff for a small or substantial profit, without having to deal with the shipping.
You will not need to store the product. Basically, you are acting like a broker or a middle man. You can do this by opening a Shopify store and then linking it with Oberlo. Oberlo is an app that integrates with Shopify, and it is what a lot of people use to source for stuff that they would like to sell on their stores.
The basic principle of dropshipping is, you create a store or any channel where people can buy stuff from you.
Then once they buy something from you, you will pay the manufacturer, usually for a lot less than what you got it for, and then you have the manufacturer ship it to the customer. All without you ever seeing or touching the product. The best part of dropshipping is that you set your own price of the product you want to sell. With the money you got from the buyer you pay the manufacturer, and the rest is your profit. That is dropshipping simple and easy. If you are interested in drop shipping, there are a lot of tutorials online on YouTube that is free.
You can also hop over to UDEMY and look for free courses
Those tutorials will show you a step by step guide on creating your store, finding products, advertising, finding influencers and finally shipping and getting paid. It is a bit complicated to start, especially in the beginning, but you can make a ton of money with drop shipping.
Is a transcription service that you can generally hire them out if you have a YouTube video or a podcast, you sent it to Rev.com and then they will type out actually every single word within your video or podcast.
It actually pays pretty decently. You can get paid anywhere from $29 to $39 per transcribe hour. That is something you have to go into real to figure out exactly how that process works.
If you click on “about and freelancers”, that is what we want to become a freelancer. We are going to listen to different transcription type deals, and we are actually going to type out what’s going on in the podcast or sort of YouTube video.
There are different roles available like transcription as captioner, subtitle and translator.
Depending on your skills and what you are really good at, you can jump into any of those. There is some test you have to complete to qualify, and you need to be able to type pretty fast. Once you pass this test, you are immediately being able to make money online. This Is Active income.
Earn Money with Airtasker
Airtasker is an active income stream. “Airtasker is a freelance marketplace where you can find people who can do the task for you. Airtasker has a wide range of tasks where you can also make money by doing these tasks for others. From cleaning, handyman, web development and many more, Airtasker can help you do it easily. You can go online or download the app and Airtasker will take you from ‘things to do’ to ‘everything’s done’. This App is more common in Australia and the Uk. Airtasker is planning in the future to expand to other countries too. Airtasker. Get More Done.”
Bonus: Affiliate Marketing
My favourite way of Passive Income is Affiliate Marketing.
If you are serious about making money than go into Affiliate Marketing that is my recommendation for anyone who wants to make passive income online long term.
There is a simple reason for it…
#There is no recruitment of staff involved
#No MLM direct selling
#You create and build your passive income in your own time and pace
# No inventory needed
#There is no need to invest thousands of dollars upfront
#It is free to get started
# Free Training
#so much more
I have created my 5 figure business with affiliate marketing. It is not an overnight thing, it is a hands-on business, it requires passion, work, determination and an open mindset.
Find out how I created my business with a passive income stream. What is the best way to make money online? Affiliate Marketing.
Do you believe that you can train your Brain with simple mind techniques to make more money?
Everywhere you look people talking about Mindset and how to become successful. What is this talk about training your Brain, enhance the power within you, manifest anything you want, become rich overnight, live the freedom lifestyle … and so many more. Let me ask you a simple question.
What do you think? Is it possible to train your Brain to help you make more money?
Can you guess the answer? The answer is “YES YOU CAN .”
It started by setting some goals for the kind of lifestyle I wanted to live. My spiritual Mentor Ken said to me many years ago in order to achieve my goals, I need to have the clarity of what they are.
Clarity yes sounds so easy right? Sounds familiar
I am teaching you here a simple easy to use brain training method, what I use to achieve my goals. It only takes a couple of minutes a day. It helps when life kicks in and you get caught up in work, family, friends. I love to share with you this Brain training method what I learned from John Assaraf.
That is around $25.000 a month or $6250 every week you want to earn.
Say you are not earning that right now.
One of the things you can do to train your brain to help you to make that amount of money is first and foremost, GET CLEAR on the exact amount YOU MUST EARN. Whatever it is per week, per month or per year.
Step #2 Read your Affirmations daily
Create a simple affirmation that goes like this: “I am so happy and grateful for the fact that I am now earning $300.000 a year.”
A Simple and powerful Affirmation. Right?
NOTE: You can use any amount you want, or replace it with meeting your soulmate, asking for healing or a better relationship etc.
What I want you to do is this: I want you to read that Affirmation every single Morning 5 to 10 times, and every single night before you go to bed 5 to 10 times.
As you read that Affirmation, I want you to close your eyes, and I want you to practice mentally, and rehearse you receiving that money in the form of a check, cash or in your bank account.
Step #3 Visualize like you are playing a role for a movie.
I want you to FEEL what it feels like to consistently have $25.000 a month coming into your bank account. By the way, you can choose whatever amount you want.
As you close your eyes and VISUALIZE that money coming into your account, what I also want you to visualize is the IMPACT that amount of money will have on your life, your families life, and your friend’s life, the community you live in and the charities that you want to support.
Get totally into a mental movie, and the emotions as if you were a HOLLYWOOD actor or actress pretending that this is really happening. You read your affirmation…. “I am so happy and grateful for the fact that I now earn $25.000 a month. “
As you do that and you REPEAT that, mentally rehearse, visualize what that looks like.
So what does visualizing, feeling the emotion and all that do?
It primes your Brain to see and feel as if it is real right now. That will activate different parts of your brain, specifically the left prefrontal cortex, which is the GENIUS/CEO/EINSTEIN Part of your brain that can actually help you figure out how to achieve that goal and dream.
If you do that in the morning and at night before bed …. Morning upon waking up ( keep it on your nightstand beside you ) and night time before bed, you will start to prime your Brain with an affirmation, with a mental visual rehearsal, and you will cognitively prime your Brain.
One more Step I call it the Bonus Step.
If you want a bonus step, then what I want you to do is take a vision board, either on your computer or a physical board and cut out some pictures of what lifestyle earning $25.000 a month allows you to live.
Step #4 What action can you take daily to get closer to your goal?
Take one or two action steps every day. Take MASSIVE ACTION.
Ask yourself a question:
What can I do today to make that amount of income a REALITY?
The physical actions, in addition to the mental rehearsal with affirmations, mental repetitions, visualizations is one of the best ways to start priming your Brain to achieve the financial goals you have.
Summarize all #4 Steps to Train your Brain to make more money.
STEP ONE Get Clear on what you want. ( set clear goals with clear guidelines)
STEP TWO Read your Affirmation daily ( I am so grateful I am now earning …)
STEP THREE Visualize, believe and feel Like you would if you already had it.
“Ask yourself “what can I do “ Then take massive action to achieve it.
I hope you enjoyed this little brain training. This brain training is from John Assaraf.
John is the founder of Neurogym. I love his courses and he gives away intensive Training for free.
It is a powerful course that goes through step by step to achieve your goals.
It is loaded with videos, subliminal messages and actual training. I have to admit it got rid of the habits I developed over the years. I love that because it is supervised and you doing it with other people who are in the same shoes as you.
Especially when you have doubt and down moments the group is there to pick you up and motivate you.
I was stuck for a while in making a certain amount a year but John course “Winning the game of money “ helped me to get un-stuck and actually rewired my brain and thinking. I love this course because of the guided training.
There is one Training where you go through it and you are lead in your mind to the desert all alone without water, and you have the choice to go back or go on as the journey is too long and exhausting.
Then the light comes on at the moment you struggle the most you drip over a cactus into the hot sand … you see the water in the form of a plant that grows in the desert.
When you look back you see many of the cactus all along the way you walked… What it means is opportunities or solutions are always there but we can not see them even if they are in front of us.
Sharing your Photos on Instagram. Is it really the cash magnet to double your income.
I am thinking for a while now that I should start to put more attention on my Instagram account. When I googled how to get more followers and get more reach with my Instagram Account, I came across this Add.
Well, I checked it out and bought it. I saw that they have a 100 Day Return policy. No worries I can return the product if I do not like it.
Tried it and was a bit disappointed as I had a different understanding of what the product is.
My honest First- Hand Review on the Product Profits Gram from Trevor Dawson.
I find it cute that he mentions his dog and I am sure there is a story behind it.
The E-book will explain to you how you can sell your own pictures to Twenty20 Royal Stock Photography, the types of photos that sell and are in market demand, how to use or add keywords to your photos and how to connect your Social Media Accounts.
Below you see a glimpse of the content table of the e-book.
Just to be clear the platform is Twenty20 what is another royal stock photography site where you can sell your mobile pictures. It is an app and you can download it from your iTunes store. ( this app is only available on IOS.)
As you can understand, it has nothing to do with Instagram.
If you belong to the many who love taking photos with their smartphone everywhere they go then this is actually an opportunity for you. If you can manage it well you might make money and have fun doing this business.
My understanding of ProfitsGram.
What I understand and I might be wrong but it also mentions that you can take pictures from social media and sell them as your own.
Does the Profits Gram hold up to their promise?
There is no doubt that the E-Book is structured in detail how you can sell your photos online.
It has a lot of information on the legal issues about online photos selling. I find the tips on how to sell and monetize your photos interesting and helpful. Especially for people who have a passion for photography and want to make some money.
In short and plain simple what you learn in this e-book is how to sell your photos on the Twenty20 platform.
100 Days Money Back Guarantee.
ProfitsGram comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. It means when you are not satisfied you can get a full refund within the 100 Days.
I have to say the 100 Days is pretty cool, as it says ProfitsGram is very confident about their e-book.
What threw me a bit off is that it actually has nothing to do with Instagram it shows you how you can “make money” from the Twenty20 royal stock photography company.
It is misleading about making money from your Instagram account. I can not say it is a scam but I would say it has twisted the actual purpose.
The e-book explicitly says making money from “Twenty20′, and not from “Instagram”.
Price of the e-book is USD $ 77 but on a discount offer, it is USD $ 37.
Even it may seem affordable, if you are looking to do something with Instagram it is not worth it.
On the other site if you are into mobile photography and you love to monetize it then it is totally worse the money.
On the other hand, there is a seller guide on the Twenty20 platform where you can learn more about the topic.
Except for the little Tips and Tricks that Profits Gram has in the e-book you will not learn with Twenty20.
For me, there is no doubt that you can really make money selling photos on Twenty20. Yes, there is a …..
But there is also the other side that this niche is quite competitive and you must be pretty good and have special photos to succeed and be able to achieve a 4 figure income each month.
I am not saying it is not possible, I am just saying you need to be passionate and determine and put a lot of effort into that business. It is not “easy money“.
So my opinion the product receives from me only 3 stars out of 5.
Reason: It is misleading on Instagram and it promotes the platform Twenty20.
Did you know that financial success is according to Brain Science predicted by your brain and not by you? When I heard this first I was surprised.
There will be a high number of people arguing about that, but Neuro Science and Brain studies have confirmed that you and your brain’s connect and will determine if you are financially successful or not.
There are enough people in this world who are trapped in their world of having a day in and day out financial problems. They never seem to be able to come out of it.
What are Financial Problems?
We all been there, or at least I have been there. Going through the worry of paying bills and just getting around with little or no money left. I did not like it, and I was always looking for a way to make more money. Today I know it was a process for me to take my happiness into my own hands.
We all know people who work very hard and never come out of there hamster wheel working their but’s of and in the end they have the same financial problems over and over again. I have done the Free Webinar and I was surprised how logically some things are and how easy it is to change your mindset. Share my blog if you know people who struggle in their daily life.
In this blog, I will talk to you about Brain and Science. How to overcome the Chit Chat in your head that is holding you back, and how you can solve your problems once and for all. No more sleepless nights. I believe you want to have a good sleep right?
I always have been interested in Science and how our brain works. But when I came across that article from John Assaraf on how your brain predicts the financial success of yours, I was impressed. Actually to be honest I was shocked.
John even created based on his research and experience a course on how to rewire your Brain. The course is called “The winning game of money.” If you are interested click here. It comes with a free Webinar.
Thousand now has overcome their limiting beliefs, who never thought they could do it.
One question people always ask is why do
they get stuck earning the same amount of income? Year in and year out no
matter how hard they work trying to make more money.
To most people, this is pretty frustrating, and Brain Science now has the answers that explain this problem of working harder and only achieving incrementally better results, if any at all.
I know I been there for years I had a great job loved it but somehow, I felt like no matter what I do I can not cross that income mark to make six figures or even seven figures.
One of the first things I realized is that part of my brain that predicts my income and lifestyle.
I measured my achievement with the hard work and because I had a limited time of hours available I did limit myself. I was the cause which was holding me back — my limiting beliefs.
Science has come a long way and based on the latest Brain Science research the Brain plays a vital role in your Financial achievements.
You see, the part of your brain called front striatal pathway is responsible for your hidden self-image that unconsciously drives your behaviour. In most cases, it can be even stronger than your decisions and conscious desire to earn more income.
Many scientists believe that this small yet powerful pathway in your brain is the reason why most people who win millions of dollars in the lottery tend to sabotage their success and lose all the money in a very short timeframe.
Let me explain this a bit deeper, stay and you will be surprised.
It’s very hard for a person to consistently earn more income than the amount that is locked in their unconscious brain where their hidden self-image and income set-point resides.
The reason so many people get stuck earning the same income over and over again is not that they are not smart enough, or they don’t have the talent or the skill. The reason is that several parts of their unconscious brain have been trained and conditioned to expect a certain amount of income and a comfort zone year in and year out.
Does that start to make sense to you yet?
The Hypothalamus in your brain is
like a thermostat.
Any amount of income that differs from the income set point in their brain will trigger an alarm within the brain that maintains homeostasis. This part of the brain is called the hypothalamus.
Just like a thermostat, the hypothalamus will bring them back to their original income and financial set point and their comfort zone by regulating their thoughts, their emotions and their behaviours.
Once they learn to adjust their hidden brain self – image and their brains financial set point, it becomes easier to earn more income and maintain it.
Do you want to know a few tricks to increase your income? Let me show you a few brain tricks to augment your brain and your self- image.
Try it out nothing to lose. The only thing you can gain is more income. It depends on you how determined you are.
For the most part without you knowing it, this frontal striatal pathway has been developing in your brain your whole life. All of the teachings from your parents, school teachers, friends, siblings and your personal experiences have shaped your life and the way you are and think.
The more you reinforce certain beliefs about yourself the stronger your self-image becomes.
Now I know that you have a conscious idea of how much income you want to earn?
I also know that you have a strong hidden unconscious self -image and a financial setting that quietly sits in the backdrop and unconsciously pulls all of the strings and causing you to maintain whatever level of financial achievement has been programmed into this part of your brain.
The latest brain research shows that any change in the brain is interpreted as stressful.
Yes, even if it is a good change the brain gets stressed because it is not familiar with that.
FMRI Functioning magnetic resistant images studies
Most brain FMRI (functioning magnetic resistant’s imaging studies) have shown that when people have to make a significant change in their life triggers the activation fear centre. The emotional centre of your brain the amygdala causes most people,
a. either to freeze, b. fight the change c. or run away.
Why? …Is your brain doing this?
Explained simply…you are stepping out of your comfort zone and your mind will do anything to get you back into the comfort zone. Thoughts, Emotions and Feelings that you are familiar with.
Re-train your brain or say Re-wire your brain?
How can you retrain your frontal striatal pathway so that your unconscious hidden self- image matches the conscious image and the desire you have in earning more income and living the life you dream.
Brain science suggests that small changes thoughts or behaviours will not activate your fear centres or the fear-driven amygdala.
Visualization of your bigger financial
goals will activate in the brain the nucleus acumens and insula.
These two parts of your brains drive your motivational centre, and they will trigger your feel-good neurotransmitter so you will feel motivated and take action on your goals.
Lets us play a game here. Are you ready?
Imagine this you are sitting at a café or a restaurant of your choice and a famous producer comes up to you and says this …
Hi I am XYZ and I just noticed you from
across the room I am producing a new Hollywood movie and I think that you would
be the perfect person to play a role in the movie.
If you like the script and you agree to be
in the movie, I agree to pay you 5 Million dollars. Now the chances are that
you would be a little bit shocked, a little excited, or even a little bit
So play along and lets see where this goes together.
Let’s assume after a couple of weeks of test and discussions you agree to accept this challenge, and you agree to do your very best to play this role. You sign the agreement, and he hands you the script, and now you have decided to become that role.
So what do you do first?
If you want to nail the part and have people believe you when you act and the filming is on, I imagine that you practise reading the role, performing the role, and you imagine playing the part over and over again in your mind until it felt and you felt comfortable.
Imagine through the practice of the role in your mind and your behaviour you would start to integrate with the role from the script that you are acting, and you would begin to become the role.
It would become more and more familiar to you over time right. Do you enjoy that play role so far?
Now it is all the time when you try to get a new role integrated into your brain. When you are working with your self-image and you add knowledge skills and ability. Your Goal and your vision become one.
Your frontal striatal pathway has this new
image integrated with your old self-image and you have changed from the inside
With this said what you should do every day for the next 5 to 7 days just to get started on activating this part of your brain.
Sit quietly for just 5 minutes and start to see yourself already achieving the financial goals you have for yourself.
First, you see it in your mind’s eyes, role play with yourself and use your imagination that is where it all begins. Plant the seed for the better.
Ask yourself what I am wearing?
Who is with me?
How am I feeling?
What are you doing?
What is the entire emotion that you are experiencing?
See how easily you can overcome your financial problems.
You have to understand the more detailed you are the easier it will be for you to retrain the unconscious self-image of your self.
What I suggest is that you will remember this practice. It is the art of practising until it feels like normal.
It is the same as learning the alphabet or riding a bike, or learning how to drive a car.
Become the Actor of your Life you desire.
Learning how to become the script requires, focus attention and spaced repetition that it really sinks in, so does create the new self-image that you want.
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Are you tired of not getting enough traffic to your website, landing pages or squeeze pages?
I remember in the beginning when I started out my visitors were low and it took me a while to understand what it takes to get visitors to my site and actually make them stay and subscribe.
In this blog, I will show you 8 Easy Techniques to increase your sales and conversions on your website.
You must be realistic not everyone who visits your site will actually subscribe, but there is a percentage what will convert into subscribers.
It took me almost 4 months when I made the first sales and had a 4 figure income.
Ok, it sounds not long but I was putting in an extra 4 hours each day. Getting traffic to your site is the most common struggle internet marketers have when they start the business. It took me nearly 8 months to come to 10 K a day.
When you follow a simple formula on how to improve your traffic you can grow with easy techniques your sales and conversions.
If your traffic is flat and you can’t figure it out how to make it climb up you are at the right place, read this post to the end.
Technique Number 1 Collecting emails as the money is in the List.
It is believed that the more traffic you get, the more sales you make. Unfortunately, this is not true, just because your traffic goes up doesn’t mean your sales go up.
One thing you should do when you have a website is to focus on collecting emails. Build an email list. Create a good Freebie a product that has value and people are keen on getting it.
Then you are able to grow your list. Also, one thing is you have to give value first before you can get sales. Don’t focus only on the money focus on the value you can provide for your visitors.
The bigger you grow your email list, the more people you are going to convert into customers.
See it from this side whenever someone comes to your website, and they subscribe to your email list, they are already making a commitment to follow you, and your business.
They are going to build that relationship with you, and as you create this relationship, you can send them emails about offers, your products, your services, and you will notice that a percentage of your email list will convert into customers.
The good thing about this is that you can do it easily in using free tools like hellobar.com
Technique Nr. 2 Go over your site and optimise your website for conversions.
The most important thing is to focus on conversion optimisation. You properly think your site is already optimised, but I guess it is not optimised enough; otherwise, you would not be here and read my blog.
Optimising a Website for conversion you must run split testing like AB Test. Most of the marketers wait a long time until they start split testing as most of them think it is not necessary, not the right time, or they are just not comfortable with it.
But if you do not do the split testing how do you know what is going to work and what is not working. Conversions will be then just guessing.
AB Testing is the best ROI generation from your marketing spent, yet very few companies and marketers spend any energy on AB testing.
Learn how to write quality content. I did a course with Udemy.
This is really a good course and I actually have to say I learned a lot and it made all more sense when Pua was talking about all these things. This course is very structured and interesting to see it from a different perspective. Writing content is not just writing content there is a lot more behind it. Click here to goand buy the Udemy Course on Content writing.
What should you write?
#The best thing is that you write something fresh, something that people haven’t seen before.
When you do that you are more likely to get social shares, Traffic, Linkbacks and higher rankings on Google and Bing.
#Linking your blogs to a handful of people or places you got your source from, or to other competitors within your space that will help you share your content even further.
When you link out to those sites, make sure you email them when you publish that blog post.
This is an example from Neil Patel. It is short and sweet. Hey Jane I am a huge fan of your work. I just wanted you to know that I linked out to you in my latest blog post. ( insert link) It would mean the world to me if you shared it on your favourite social network. Cheers Sylvia
Download here our cheat sheet with different E-mail swipes to sent out.
The easiest way to do it is to ask the people who you link too to share your content.
Technique Nr. 4 Building a Notification list to inform your customers about new blogs.
Tools like subscribers.com make it super simple for people to subscribe. The opt-in cat is another option. When they subscribe, you can create a drip feed within subscribers.
One of my first trip notifications is my favourite Keyword Tool. When I do that, I am sending people to jaaxy.com that drives me a ton of traffic, a ton of usage. It is a favourite way to use in marketing. Use one of your favourite software or tools.
Try out this Keyword tool it is free.
You can push notifications to use as a primary way to drive traffic to your website, and at the same time, you can generate leads and sales.
Technique nr. 5 Take a look at your competitors uses the software to spy on them.
Using tools like SEMrush, Ahrefs and Buzzsumo, you can spy on your competition.
SEMrush shows you all the popular terms, organic and paid your competitors going after.
Ahrefsshows you everyone who is linking, to your competition that is not linking to you.
Buzzsumo shows all the popular articles that your competition had read. Use this tool to figure out what is working for your competition and do more of that. Also, you can use these tools to see what is not working for your competition so you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Take advantage of the tools that are out there it helps you to grow your business, and at the same time, you learn from your competition.
Not all tools are free if you can invest in some tools if not use the free version. But upgrade when you can. After all, you are running a business.
Technique Nr. 6 Go Visit and engage in trade shows, enhance the offline business.
Trade shows are huge. I know we are talking about online stuff but who says you can’t generate business offline.
Even though I get over 20 K unique visitors a month, I still generate more revenue offline.
Lots of people are not so familiar with the internet and getting to know them to present your business is a great idea.
Check out trade shows, Conferences and localised meetups that is how I am building my brand.
Speaking on conferences, going to localise meetups, doing all these things will help you generate business. ( when you start out, you have to know that you will not be paid speaking on conferences or shows.) It does not matter, but it brings you customers and strengthen your Authority.
People aren’t just communicating over the internet, they also want to get to know you. Build that personal connection in person, this is an essential factor. People like to know with whom they are dealing and the mouth to mouth advertising is still popular.
It is simple it is easy you can even apply to speak at conferences also if you haven’t spoken at any event before, just take all your industry events to apply to all of them and one for sure will accept you.
This is a numbers game, that is how I got my first speaking gig. Remember offer value first.
Technique Nr. 7 Get yourself some press you can hire an agency.
Companies like prserve.com will do a performance-based press. If they get you on sites like TechCrunch,Buzzfeed,Entrepreneur or whatever it may be, whatever you are targeting they will charge you.
What that means is that you pay for it. Some of the not so well-known gurus always say they featured on Forbes or CNN or whatever. That is how they do it. They take their luck and success into their own hands.
If they don’t, get you the deals they won’t charge you. You also have to understand that it is not a guarantee that you will have the links to your site. Just because you get on TechCrunch doesn’t mean PR serve is going to guarantee that they are going to link to your website.
Yeah, they will mention your site, your product, and your service, and they may want to interview you.
They will create real press even real magazines likes Forbes the offline edition or Entrepreneur, right the physical hard copy print magazine version. It is a great way to just generate press without having to pay those monthly retainers like most of those PR Companies charge.
Technique Nr. 8 Keep your content SEO optimised.
You do not have to use too much SEO or hire an SEO expert. The only thing you should do is use a keyword tool and check out the best keywords for your article or blog post.
It is not so difficult as you think with our Jaaxy Keyword tool you can do and optimise your blog post and get ahead of your competition.
You can use the google keyword tool, but it will not give you all the stats you get from jaaxy. By the way, Jaaxy is a free Keyword tool, and you can try it out here.
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