I have had on my task list all week ‘WRITE BLOG POST’ and this morning it had moved into my MUST DO TODAY CATEGORY!!!
Luckily this blog post can be short because all of the details are on the page I will be sending you to.
If you look through my blog posts, you will see, that I am wanting to work with you, if you are thinking about making money as an affiliate online. I have hundreds of products in a membership website packed with Self-Hypnosis products. Now – I want to find an army of people, to promote the membership, and make money alongside me. That is the ‘Win Win’ situation of Affiliate promotions.
Come and join my retirement project! – that’s my cry.
If you are already an experienced affiliate, and understand the rules of the game – then just get involved – get in touch with me and we are off. In fact – let’s talk today.
However What About You If You Are a Newbie To Affiliate Marketing?
The reality is you NEED training – and I want to introduce you to the BEST.
I have been working on the internet since 1994 and I have trained with so many people
For the last two years I have discovered an amazing training resource led by David Perdew. I will write about David and his Internet Marketing Membership website later this week.
I have been working all this year to put together my Hypnosis For Streaming package with a simple online income plan for affiliates.
The real SECRET is to read this page and take ACTION.
Any questions at all JUST call me on 07401 719619 or Skype keithaw2k1 me.
Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.
Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income. In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.
The participants on the Zoom(great webinar service)masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session. I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.
The participants all have different niches products, experience etc. One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.
The Online Income Issue
There is a fundamental issue though with making money online. You need to know how to do it.
It doesn’t just happen. When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen.
The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;
building mailing lists
social media promotion
etc etc and so on – always more to learn
Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.
All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?
Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.
NO that is not strictly TRUE — It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.
Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT! I have one which I am inviting you to join. More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking.
[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]
What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.
Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have zero refunds. Digital for immediate Delivery – Good products, worldwide audience.
Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.
I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSEpromotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.
My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.
What was my mistake?
I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers.
That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge. Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.
We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??
The most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.
Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.
The conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list
The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential. It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.
I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me.
HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE –
NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY
THE STEPS and WHY
1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership(Netflix type approach) The members have all of the audios and videos available to members. High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.
2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income. The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.
[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly. Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership. Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.]
So what you may need training.
3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership. Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership. You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.
[SECRET – The same situation applies. As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]
4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members. If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting. If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge. Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true.
To put it bluntly ‘No BS’
Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships
1. Hypnosis For Streaming – Three Days
What I have on offer to you right now is three days access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership site. Free Access with no obligation. Please take a look and I will be available to you to answer any questions.
1. NAMS Insiders Club – 14 Days Trial Access For $1
As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and
I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products. The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.
Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself. Just two new members and you have your membership covered.
Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.
THE NEXT STEP FOR YOU
By Clicking The Button Below
You will get access to three days free no obligation access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership You will have a link to register.
You will also get to a page on Marketing Training NAMS website where you will be able to check out the amazing arrange of resources and training content for just $1. This will give you 14 days to check out and link with me to ask any questions.
I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up. Get on board and it will be great to chat. This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.
Hypnosis Downloads To Hypnosis Streaming – My Ecommerce Strategy Over 10 Years
I have been around on the internet long enough to know that you must not sit still if you want to be a successful internet marketer. Furthermore the goalposts keep changing.
Hypnotherapist Adam Eason and I put together hundreds of audio and video products and have sold them in various ways online.
Let me give you an inside view of the changes we have gone through when selling them online – a real education.
I originally used about 10 years ago an ecommerce service 1shoppingcart for our digital products.
1Shopping cart was ok and had a good affiliate package so that we could attract affiliates to sell our products.
The downside (things have changed now) of 1shopping cart was that there were no themes and you had to link your sales pages into the shopping functionality.
We originally sold CDs as well but our sales were predominantly digital, partly because they were a cheaper, and because they were available instantly. Dropped the CDs.
After about five years we changed to Big Commerce to sell our products.
I flippantly say changed – but that does not tell you a thing about how hard it is to set up a new shopping site with hundreds of download products.
The audios and videos were far too large to be accommodated on the shopping service websites.
So we had to upload all the files to Amazon Web Services storage and deliver a pdf download to the customer when they purchased which had the link to the download pages. Cumbersome but the only way to directly offer immediate response when the customer purchased.
CONS of Big Commerce. NO Affiliate package!!
What a mistake to make on my part.
I tried on more than one occasion to add a third party affiliate management solution. The products I tried were a disaster.
We did manage to get some affiliates – but only about five of them were successful – I will not begin to tell you the issues with software involved. NO – I will Urrrgghhh
WooCommerce – Much Better Solution
About two years ago I changed to WordPress plugin solution WooCommerce – a great answer and offering a lot of new options.
DOWNSIDE!!! I had to set up ALL of the products once again.
But there were new options and besides which there was a noticeable change in customer behaviour online.
We had noticed that the hypnosis downloads were NOT selling so well online. Surveys showed that people were using there phones and other mobile devices to access their digital products.
Also – Gave Mobile Apps A Try!!
We decided to put our hypnosis sessions (the cheaper products) out as mobile apps.
A real mistake I have to admit.
The products had to be sold for pence in that market and it really undervalued them. OK we were getting them out through iTunes, Amazon etc but keeping up with the changes in their software was baffling. Not for me and we pulled away from that.
About 18 months ago I joined an internet marketing training membership ran by David Perdew and his daughter Jen. It was NAMS and what a great place to land. Here were some real successful marketers whose integrity from the word go I admired.
My retirement project makes me keen to find a way to market these great evergreen self-hypnosis products. Because of the reasons I have been sharing with you in my last few blogs (go have a look) you will understand that I really want people to learn the power of the brain and how to control your thinking.
Hypnosis Streaming Membership – My Netflix Approach
As I tuned into all of the training material on NAMS I realised that there was a new option. A membership website – low cost monthly access. I call it my Netflix approach – as the content offered is varied and suits different customer needs.
I wanted people entering the membership website to have access to anything.
Also any updates to the membership were simple.
AGAIN there was the issue of setting up everything yet again – SO BE IT!
I got really excited then as I worked through the advantages and opportunities to develop the membership website.
Giving Customers Huge Value:
Besides the individual self-hypnosis sessions there are programmes and educational videos. For example a product that sells on our Hypnosis For Download website for £95 is there.
Also Giving Customers New Options:
I will be looking for new hypnotherapists to join and am not really concerned about duplicate sounding sessions. It will be great to add specialists of course and I will do that. However if I have different scripts for say ‘Control Your Weight’ what is the problem – some people will prefer a female voice or different accent.
Product Delivery and Service Easier:
With only streaming delivery – as long as the customer has internet access they will be able to get their audios delivered anywhere in the world on any device, pc, tablet, TV, phone. Streaming is easier! If you have ever delivered digital products online you will probably understand it when I say the service and customer support can be very time consuming. All of our audios that were downloaded were zipped – and just dealing with questions about that was tiresome to say the least (even though all of the information was supplied on the thank you page and the support desk)
Security Of Products
With my new setup I have set things up using a product delivery platform ProductDyno. I was keen to find a fast delivery and security so that files could not easily be downloaded. With Amazon storage and streamed delivery we have improved the secure delivery of our products.
What Great Landing Magnet Website
We have the WooCommerce online sales of the products in Hypnosis For Download. This is great as it still sells products and has traffic already. So it will continue to function and act as a lead magnet. We know that anybody buying a product there is interested in self-hypnosis.
The thank you page and purchaser follow up e-mails are now offering a three day access to a demonstration copy of our Hypnosis For Streaming Membership area.
This was another idea developed from what I learned at NAMS. ONLY Members would be able to be affiliates.
All members of Hypnosis For Streaming membership website will get an affiliate link. Each member can get 50% referral payments on going. The best people to promote you are current users. Real life testimonials.
All Additions To Membership Will be Automatically Available To All Members
This is a big one. The smallest changes will be available – constant updating is a reality.
Getting To Know You:
Within the membership you have access to your community. It is easy to arrange webinars, events and so on. So what a good place to end this blog. I am just longing to get to know you within our Membership area.
I have a RETIREMENT PROJECT. Shouted out loud with huge letters because it is EXCITING for me and hopefully for you.
Who wants to come along for the ride? Well …. let me not get ahead of myself.
During the last six months I have been setting up a membership area for my new ‘Wats-On My Mind’ project. Work, work and more work.
Now the promotion of the membership area begins and it is for a NEW audience(s) – so all of the social media work begins.
First of all I want to tell you story after story about why I am setting up this is setting about a retirement project being 70, years old.
I am 71 years this month – which must seem a strange time to start something new, – BUT of course just wait for the story …
In fact many of my life decisions have been weird – but fantastic stories…
Any regrets? – NO.
Made awful mistakes at times – but what a way to learn.
The strange thing for me writing a blog is actually wanting to say too much at once. As I am writing this – I am pulling back from stories today as I am trying to set out a structure and putting a plan in place.
So here it is – below is a basic plan of the areas I will cover if you follow my blog this month.
HEALTH – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL.
Health has has been my life. I trained as a nurse when I was 21. You will get background to how I moved from being a electronics engineer – through a temporary job and on to a starting out in a job that was predominantly women in those days. I loved being in a set of nursing recruits – 48 women and me and one other guy – hey the joy. Stories… well carefully selected stories
A confession though – I still admit that I never really learned how women think – even with that constant exposure. Men are from Mars, Women from Venus. Stories …
When I retired from nursing in 1996 – I set up a web design company. One of my clients was a guy called Adam Eason who is a hypnotherapist. Together we developed audio and video products, books and a training school. What a fabulous subject hypnosis is – BUT very often totally misunderstood. The shame is that so few people understand the power of the mind. There is total ignorance about the subject – Stories …
In fact, there are many stories about my introduction and growth on the internet. For eight years I was out in the Muscat, Oman helping to commission a new hospital. It was a University Hospital and while I was there I first came across the www – very basic but infancy of something very important.
I put up my first website about antiques in 1994. and been involved with 2500 websites since. Can you even imagine the changes over those years. Putting up my first website with a very slow modem over phones from the Middle East is the first of my Internet Stories…
PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
Anyone wishing to run any sort of internet business needs help. It is impossible to know it all. Just keeping up with new developments is a full time job – without earning a penny. During the month I will introduce you to some of my mentors and professional experts. You will never get a recommendation from me about anyone suspect. There may be the odd affiliate link – but again that will be explained and I will have always used the service or know the person that I am recommending.
I will introduce you to some of my online mentors and friends.
I will introduce you to people that are mustard.
Let me give you an example – Paul Taubman
Paul is the man to turn to for WordPress Security. I came across Paul and this challenge through a marketing membership – so more about Paul, David and Jen and others another day – via stories.
MY RETIREMENT PROJECT – FROM PRODUCTS TO STREAMING MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
This is a time in life when I can really do what I want to do and not worry so much about the financial income, although income will be fine. But it’s more about doing something that is enjoyable and worthwhile.
The reason that I called my Blog ‘Wats-on My Mind’ is to introduce and educate as many as possible about controlling what goes on inside our heads. As a nurse I realised that people with positive approach to their illness or surgery responded so much better than those that worried and were anxious. My work with Adam reinforced that point.
I am not a hypnotherapist or Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BUT I have recorded hours of videos and audios and have indeed used hypnosis sessions for my own personal issues. More stories…
OK – SO WHY THE STORIES THIS MONTH
My Secret Tip For Today.
If you have read yesterday’s blog you will see that I listen to podcasts every morning as I take my exercise walk.
This morning I listened to the 100th podcast recorded by a guy called Brandon Gaille. I have listened to them all and what an education – all for free. I feel I really know him though and that is the key point.
Here is a paragraph from his home page. In fact this below is an introduction to many stories that punctuate his podcast.
FROM BRAIN TUMOR TO 1 MILLION After a brain tumor left him physically and mentally disabled, Brandon overcame the odds to regain his health so that he could help his pregnant wife beat breast cancer. Three years later he launched his blog, BrandonGaille.com. Within four months, his blog had surpassed 100,000 monthly visitors. Less than two years after his first post, there were over 1 million business owners reading Brandon’s blog every month.
The thing is that the stories improve the relationship. I know and respect Brandon – and I have never met him.
MY SECRET EXPOSED
If you have found your way to the bottom of this blog post then you may be somebody I am looking for.
I am looking for affiliates for my evergreen hypnosis membership website. Affiliates care who they work with – rightly.
The most important issue for me is that anyone working with me – can understand me – trust me – know how I click and so on.
The stories I will tell you during October will help you get to know me – warts and all. I will also have to add some video as well. For you to comment and make contact – you will make my day.
I joined the blog challenge running through April so that i could learn as much as possible about blogging successfully and grow my mailing list.
So I have been listening to podcasts and visiting blogs to spy on the best blogging craftsmen (oh and of course women).
What are the best practices? What can I learn?
Let me share with you my fellow bloggers – news about a great podcast.
As I have been walking every morning I have got to know a lot about a guy called Brandon Gaille who is a blogging millionaire.
HIs STORY ( and I will write more about that another day ) is incredible and illustrates how we can overcome obstacles with the right attitude.
Two Blogs On Offer Today:
Here I am going to be offering you two blogs – and I am doing this for a reason that I will explain at the end of this posting.
I am going to take you through the headings of a blog by Brandon Gaille. I will leave just a short point from Brandon about the heading and will insert my thoughts.
[my comments will be under KW: and be BLUE and those that I have left from Brandon will be BG and BLACK]
Let’s go ahead and get right into the first habit.
#1 Pro Bloggers Exercise Self-Control Throughout the Day
BG: Three tips
Check email once every three hours
Keep all social media windows closed
Program your phone to only allow calls from spouse and kids
KW: Great tips.
I am taking action right now TODAY. I have had my quick check this morning and answered a couple of urgent e-mails. Most of the e-mails I do not need – I am going further and will be unsubscribing from a few lists. Task written down for later today.
I will leave social media totally alone until all other tasks are completed for today. I will allocate a couple of hours a day to marketing through social media – but that will be planned.
The biggest irritation for me working from home is answering cold calls. Tried several things to get rid of that unsuccessfully. I know when the call is domestic and will put the rest on answer call.
#2 Pro Bloggers Have an Optimistic and Positive Attitude
BG: In order to make it through your first year of blogging, you need to have a firm belief that you are going to be successful.
KW: I can tick a box on this one. Positive attitude when all around are not quite with me. Things do take time but must not get demotivated.
If you can believe, you can achieve.
#3 Pro Bloggers Are Open-Minded
BG: Steven Covey referred to this as sharpening the saw. As a blogger, you need to always be open to learning new techniques and processes that may be better than what you are currently doing now.
Here are a few ways I sharpen my saw…
I Listen to Podcasts
I Sign Up to Online Courses
I Read Blogs
These three practices have guided me down the path of constant and never ending improvement.
KW: Podcasts: Listening to podcasts is my sure fire way of keeping up to date and changing tactics when warranted. I have been putting some of my clients up with podcasts – but never done it myself – something to ponder.
Online Courses: I have joined a membership website NAMS with a treasure trove of help with list building etc. On the side of this post you will see some reports which you can download. Go ahead.
Blogs: What I have enjoyed on the April challenge is to meet my peers who have the same intention. To write a blog is giving away so much information about yourself.
#4 Pro Bloggers Have a Long-Term Plan
BG: As I mentioned earlier… In regards to Google results, the work you do today will reward you six months down the road. Pro bloggers think long term.
They set quarterly, yearly, and five year goals. Here are a couple of questions to help plan for the future.
Where do you want your blog to be a year from now?
What actions do you need to take to achieve each of these goals?
If you do not think you have time for coming up with detailed goals, then take a moment to listen to the results of this study. Harvard surveyed their MBA program graduates as they were graduating. They found that…
84% had no specific goals.
13% had goals but they were not written down.
3% had clear written goals.
The 13% of the class that had goals were making twice as much as the 84% without any goals. The 3% of the class that had taken the time to write down goals were earning ten times as much as all of the other 97% of MBA graduates.
KW: *** This is a lesson for me – the statistics speak – how about you! *** I have left this section in there as written by Brandon. BIG TICK for something I have to do.
The MBA story makes that so clear. What are your goals
#5 Pro Bloggers Take Calculated Risks
KW: Wow – I have been so ready to take risks and have done that so often.
I have so many stories to tell about this one.
Not always brilliant results but oh how my life changed every time.
Some risky moves turned out to be unexpected and led to terrific changes in domestic life. For example we went full time sailing, had an accident and sank the boat – then spent several years working out in the Middle East helping commission a new hospital in Muscat, Oman. The stories of the expat life and the people we now know around the world are the legacy of that accident.
You know now I hope that visiting my blog will give you a heap of stories.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
This is a constant reminder to me that I need to continue trying new things in business and in life.
#6 Pro Bloggers Simplify Their Processes
BG: Bruce Lee once said…
“It is not the daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
KW: This joins my BIG TICK Box and will become one of my first goals.
I am far too complicated when I think ahead.
I see the overall strategy and work too fast in trying to get to the end point – instead of breaking it down and making the simple building blocks which are well crafted and work well.
#7 Pro Bloggers Embrace and Learn from Discomfort
BG: We are all going to face obstacles in business and life. Embrace them, learn from them, and keep moving forward.
KW: I mentioned above what a hard time Brandon worked through.
I had to learn just how to deal with a major sickness obstacle.
Through all of my nursing career I didn’t have a singe day of sick.
So you can imagine what a surprise it was when I went through a sickness spell.
About five years ago at home emptying the dish washer I began to feel unwell. It was a heart attack and I had a stent put in.
A year later – blood in my urine which was cancer of kidney – so I had a kidney removed.
A year after that on Boxing day with a house full of family I had a stroke – total loss of function one side and loss of speech – the works. My wife is a nurse and got me to hospital quick. Great fast treatment and I was talking and walking again next day.
The most important thing I noticed during my nursing days was that patients with a positive attitude recovered and got over the illness quickly. That is totally my approach.
#8 Pro Bloggers Never Give Up in the Face of Struggle
KW: You can see what Brandon has to say in his blog post.
In my case I just wanted to get back to normal life as soon as able. I had computer on my bed – some of my e-mails were sent out with some grammatical errors – I know because i was told so.
The sickness did give me problems running a business – but my business partner was terrific with a very positive and helpful support. In fact that business partner is Adam Eason who is the hypnotherapist that you will hear me talking about regularly. Also my family were the best including my son Tom ( he learned how to set up WordPress websites etc to help me out with some of my client work )
What ever I want to do – I will never let anything get in my way.
#9 Pro Bloggers Spend Time with the Right People
BG: Reach out to other bloggers and share ideas. This can be through a Facebook group, a MeetUp, or a conference.
KW: Oh how important is this advice.
In my eyes this blog post is aimed at the group of people who are doing the April Challenge which is on Paul Taubman’s facebook page. What a great group of people to get feedback from. I have already got some great feedback from members of this challenge group.
The place I came across Paul where he was being interviewed by David Perdew in NAMS. I am an insider there and what a great place to get the support and meet with the RIGHT PEOPLE.
It means you are never working in isolation.
Do click on any of the products on the right hand side and in any of those you will find a link to NAMS.
#10 Pro Bloggers Show Appreciation and Gratitude for What they Have
BG: Here’s another great quote from Zig Ziglar that really sums up the importance of gratitude…
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”
Whether you are religious or just spiritual, it is important to show gratitude for everything that you have at the beginning and end of each day.
KW: I have my faith which is the most wonderful thing that I have and I am probably not good enough at it BUT I know where my thanks are due.
You will not hear me talk about this at all – simply because I am not the one who knows the answers. There are other people much better informed than me.
#11 Pro Bloggers Accept and Embrace Change
KW: I heard this somewhere on a podcast. (can’t remember which one) “The only thing that is consistent is change” – Quote Heraclitus
I have been trying to keep up with the changes on the Internet since I put up my first website in 1994.
#12 Pro Bloggers Have a Great Work Life Balance
BG: I make a point to spend every evening and weekend having fun with my wife and two boys. Without them, it would all be for nothing.
KW: For the last seven years I have had a motorhome and whenever my wife Babs was on leave we were able to go away. I had the motorhome fitted out with everything so that I could do some work, some play in totally different locations. We were touring Spain and I was able to run my business a couple of hours max a day.
I have retired now but am really excited about starting a problogger business. In fact I am excited about that and will still have the travelling, social approach. Hopefully make an extra bob or two.
#13 Pro Bloggers Want Other Bloggers to Succeed
BG: I have been fortunate to be part of several great mastermind groups over the past two decades. In each of these mastermind groups, we all sincerely wanted eachother to reach greater levels of success. If I know a blogger that just tripled his revenue, then I am going to be able to learn from him and apply it to my blog. Success breeds success.
KW: This is a really important part for my new retirement business project.
I have not mentioned my products this week because we are not supposed to advertise within the challenge blogs.
So a subtle mention that I have an affiliate programme that I hope will be of interest to some of the bloggers that read this post.
Certainly get in touch with me if you are interested – so that we can get to know each other.
#14 Pro Bloggers Have a Definite Purpose Behind What They Do
BG: When I set out to start my blog, I asked myself…
Why do I want to have a successful blog?
At the time, I was having success with my boutique marketing services firm, but I wanted to be able to reach more people beyond just my clients. Over the past three years, my posts have been read by millions. My about page, which is 5000 word bio of my comeback story, has been read by over 100,000 people in last year. I get several emails each day from readers who are inspired by my journey to find success again.
KW: I have worked with health issues most of my adult life – both physical health where I was hospital nursing and mental health the last ten years with talk therapies.
What fascinates most is the link between the mind and physical problems.
I want to really promote the mind talk therapies and prevention techniques.
I want to kill all the false myths and misunderstandings about hypnosis and raise awareness of the power of the brain to influence change.
#15 Pro Bloggers Share Graciously With Others
BG: Every once in awhile I get asked…
Why do share your secrets with everyone?
I am big believer in the law of abundance. This is the simple fact that there is an unlimited source of everything that we need or could ever want. The more I share, the more I get back.
My podcast and blog posts allow me to form relationships with people that will eventually become customers of my course and clients for marketing services. If I was afraid to share my secrets, then I would have very little to share.
KW: I will leave you with Brandon’s words. My thoughts exactly.
#16 Pro Bloggers Accept Responsibility for Their Actions
BW: At some point, you are going to make a mistake on one of your blog posts. Every once in awhile, no matter how thorough I am, a blog post of mine will leave something important out. About twice a month, I get an email from a reader who lets me know I did not do a great job of representing a specific topic.
I could stand my ground and let them know why I am right, or I could ask them how I could make the post better. I choose the later. I even go as far as offering them the chance to write a few paragraphs for me, which many end up doing.
The end result is a better post and having a new raving fan for life.
KW: My wife is a Health Visitor and she goes to loads of training. She returned from one course with a No Blame poster that she put up on the wall in the kitchen. It was our no blame area.
I am pretty good on this one – I think!
I have found whenever I admit my mistakes it has worked out well. If I ever have an issue with product delivery online I will make a point of sending more than necessary to compensate. I have a grateful customer and usually a long relationship.
#17 Pro Bloggers Never Make Excuses
BG: When you run your own blog, the buck stops with you. Most pro bloggers start out blogging while they are working a full time job or raising a large handful of kids. With all of this going on, it is real easy to make the excuse of not having time to get around to posting on a consistent basis.
Always remember what Ben Franklin once said…
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
KW: No Excuses – I am where I am and the way I got here was down to me alone. i am with great people and again that is choice and decisions. You are probably a person I should know – who knows. Life is a wonderful journey but it is down to us what we make of it.
Finale by Brandon
The strategies and techniques may change from year to year, but these 17 success habits are timeless. Make them part of who you are and you will be destined to go further than you could possibly imagine.
Now here is the bit that I don’t understand yet. If you go and look at Brandon’s complete blog – it is really great – with images and so on.
However the whole blog post was based upon a slideshow. Brandon doesn’t hide that fact and you can see that in his finale.
So I am wondering whether what I have done is correct? I thought Brandon’s blog was so good that I would comment on it in my blog. No hiding the fact and here is the blog post – https://brandongaille.com/17-success-habits-of-pro-bloggers/
That is the address to go and see Brandon’s blog. There are so many things I need to put in place to have my blogs working for me and finding me new mail clients.