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Making Money With Blogging – Start Right Here!

Making Money With Blogging – Start Right Here!

Why You Need A “Start Here” Page
If You’re Making Money With Blogging

 

Give your reader what they need when they need it – fast and easy.

As you spend time building a blog, creating attractive content, inspiring others and providing helpful information, the truth is that the internet moves too fast to stop and have a second look. Unfortunately, that also means that users move on somewhere else with a similar speed.

 

What if there was a way to make them stop and look a little longer?

That could provide the necessary exposure for users to get to know what your online presence is about and what you can do for them.

As much as you may provide insightful information in a well-crafted blog, you may just be missing a great chance to make money blogging by ignoring the clues. It would not only keep your users there but improve their experience to have them returning.

 

My Start Page on This Blog

I have in fact three blogs that go into some depth about the purpose of this blog.  So I have summarised with links to the three parts.

I am really keen form relationship with visitors and find people who are interested in mind therapies and mindset development and who want to make money online.

These blog posts are an invitation to check me out and see if our vibes are right.

About Page vs Start Here Page

You surely have your “ABOUT” page. You’ve rewritten it over and over again to perfection – keep it there.

It lets others know who you are, what your blog is about and what moves you. There’s nothing wrong with that and you are doing well in keeping that information available for people that want to know more about YOU and some general insight on your blog.

Your “START HERE” page is for people that want to know about your blog, more precisely, for those that want to know where to head to grab exactly what they want.

It has to be the starting point to the voyage that you want them to take – ideally one that goes through plenty of content you created, ending up in plenty of revenue for you.

Think of it as a map for visitors to easily navigate your content. As much quality as it surely has, this is your chance to let people find what they want in an easy way.

Navigate Easily

Your start page should include easy-to-follow information that will make your visitors know exactly what they can obtain from it.

 

Simple information that should include:

  • Who you are. It will inform the visitor of your credentials in covering the areas that brought them there. Be concise, you want people to go through it straight to your content.
  • What you offer. If you deliver a service, be detailed about it. If you write about flowers, tell people what to expect.
  • Where they can easily find the required content. Give them a map, structure it easily by subjects and go through what’s most popular. Direct links to content or categories help, a search bar goes a long way.
  • How to connect. Let people know how to reach you at any time in case of need.
  • Have the information ready. Anticipate what people are visiting you for and what they want to find.

    Your “Start Here” page may just be the factor that decides how to start a blog to make money and if you’ve made it this far without one, you can only imagine the lengths it will take you once you’ve decided to include it.

Make Money With Blogging from MyNAMS Profit Planner

And that’s why I was so excited to get the latest MyNAMS Profit Planner called Making Money with Blogging.

It’s a complete, but concise low-cost training program that delivers step-by-step implementation plans for a new topic like “Making Money with Blogging” each month.

 

Make Money Blogging:
The Importance of Resource and Tools Pages

There are many ways to make money blogging.

You can monetize with AdSense, sell ad space directly, sell an eBook, etc.

However, resource and tools pages are commonly overlooked as avenues of making money with a blog. Once you start a blog and gain followers or subscribers, besides getting useful information, they’ll want to know the resources and tools you use.

Readers appreciate hearing honest opinions and experience with tools. And it goes a long way to creating more trust with readers AND more money.

If you have an active blog, a significant number of your followers or subscribers want to know how to start and run a blog like yours.

What better way than have a resources page?

Without a resource and tools page, you leave your followers on their own to find tools for their businesses.

 

How do you set up a resource and tools page that makes you money?

With the importance of a resource page clear in your mind, it’s time to ask yourself how you can make the best resource and tools page.

To do this, you’ll need to ask yourself some questions.

1) What does my ideal visitor need right now?

Using resources and tools pages is a great way to teach readers how to start a blog to make money.

You need to understand your target audience first though.

If your blog is about web design, your ideal visitors are people interested in web design. They could be fellow web designers, individuals looking for web design services, etc. Profiling your ideal visitors is the first step.

That’s called an “avatar”.

2) What is the problem my ideal visitor needs solved?

Visitors of a web design blog (for example) need information about the niche, tools for web design, web design services, etc. There are many tools and resources that you can provide such visitors to help solve their problems.

This can range from simple graphics tools to templates you use in your own site.

Modify the tools for your own niche focusing on the primary tools everyone needs.

3) What resource or tool did you discover that changed everything for you?

If you want to offer unique game-changing tools in your resource pages, ask yourself what tool changed everything for you.

Continuing with our example of web designers, it could be special software that enables you to design unique websites. You should include such software on your resources page and include an affiliate link to earn you commission every time a follower clicks and buys the software from your blog.

4) What moved you forward?

Every blog has a turning point.

If your blog grew because of creating great content consistently because you used an article writing service, you should have such a service on your resource page.

Given that content is king when blogging, your subscribers want to know how you create your content.

In your niche, you probably have a tool that save you days of work, or made you an incredible amount of money.

Be sure to highlight the benefits of that tool specifically.

5) What questions do you get from members on social media?

If you still find it hard to create a resource page at this point, think of the questions you get on social media and use the answers as a basis for creating a page.

Social media is a huge resource to figure out exactly what your community needs in the way of time and money saving tools.

6) What comments and questions do you get on your blog?

Your blog comments section can also give your ideas on what resources and tools to offer your blog readers. Watch for specific or related questions in the comment section of your blog.

Such questions will direct you to specific resources or tools that your readers need.

And be sure to encourage readers to tell you what their favorite tools are because you may find something better and possibly something that will pay you even more as an affiliate.

 

Trust and Integrity is The Most Important Thing

Answering the above questions will give you an idea of what your blog subscribers or readers find valuable.

Use affiliate links wherever possible.

But this is key: Do not promote or recommend anything you haven’t used or tried before for the sake of your reputation.

You risk losing your following if you betray your follower’s trust and promote dubious products or services.

It’s difficult to make money blogging when you don’t offer real value consistently over time.

That is why I can say with total honesty that I totally recomment MyNAMS Profit Planners.  It’s a complete, but concise low-cost training program that delivers step-by-step implementation plans for a new topic like “Making Money with Blogging” each month.

Making Money With Blogging While Growing Your List

 

If your visitors see an interesting article on your blog when they visit, how do you make sure they come back again.

The sad truth is that they may never return to your blog again unless you grab the opportunity to get them on your email list. And if you want to make money blogging, getting them to opt-in is a necessary step.

List building gives you a better chance of converting them into a customer when you send out emails later. The bigger the list you have, the more you can grow your business.

Don’t ignore this crucial when asking the question “how to start a blog to make money.”

Placing an opt-in box in your sidebar is one option, but there are many more which produce better results.

Sidebar email capture, can and will, be ignored by many visitors to your site, however. Introducing a pop-up email capture is going to increase the number of people who join your list. This is because they simply can’t miss that you have an email list, and they have to act to either remove the pop-up or join.

What About Pop-Ups?

While pop-ups can be annoying, the data confirms that it doesn’t make a difference to visitors overall behavior. Since they are so common on blogs these days people expect them, but there are some things you can do to make them more effective and different types to choose from.

Let’s take a look at some of them.

Entry Pop-up

You can have a pop-up trigger as soon as the visitor lands on your page. This may not be the most effective for your site since the visitor could see this as a hurdle to viewing the content they wanted to learn about from you.

Exit Pop-up

When the site visitor is moving their cursor towards the back button, an exit pop-up will trigger them for their email address. This can be a very good time to ask since they will have already read through your blog post and are going to be more likely to convert.

Scrolling Pop-up

If someone has scrolled down the page, it is likely because they have read through your content. This is a great time to ask for their email. If they have read your post to the end or a certain percentage down the page, they will have received value from it and are going to be more likely to want to hear more from you.

Timed Pop-up

Triggering a pop-up after the visitor has been on your site for a certain amount of time can be very effective. This could be after only a few seconds or a minute or longer, depending on the statistics from your site. Some experimentation with the timing could potentially produce better results.

Click Pop-up

An email pop-up can be triggered when a visitor clicks on some text or an image on your page. They have the potential to be very effective as the visitor has had to take action to make the pop-up appear. You could offer additional information to the reader if they provide their email, for example.

Whichever of these pop-up types you choose for your blog, they can be used alongside a sidebar opt-in.

Not all blogs are the same and what may work for one might not work for your audience.

Trying out some different pop-up options for your site could produce unexpected dividends, so it is worth taking the time to try out the different methods. If you want to get serious and make money blogging, you need to put the work into list building to really explode your revenue.

 

Making Money With Blogging By Understanding Metrics

Blogging is a great way to work from home, but to claim that making money with blogging is easy would be misleading.

The learning curve can be steep, but making simple tweaks can increase the effectiveness of your blog. But how will you know what tweaks to make?

The answer is follow the metrics. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most important metrics in Google Analytics when monetizing a blog.

 

Pageviews

The section of Google Analytics labeled “pageviews” is just that: the raw, unquantified data showing the volume of traffic coming to your site or a specific page on your site.

While this information is not so useful on its own – it needs to be given context, which is exactly what the rest of the metrics in this article provide – it can give you an idea of what types of posts on your blog are most popular, giving you future direction on what to publish.

Keywords Used to Find Your Blog

If you’ve read about SEO (search engine optimization) before, you are probably aware of the importance of keywords. Knowing what keywords led a user to your page will help you to further target those keywords by optimizing your pages, thereby increasing traffic but also the right kind of traffic: i.e., people who are interested in what you have to offer.

Pages User to Enter Your Site First

Seeing which page a reader enters your blog through is vital as it will let you know which page to optimize as a landing page.

If you’re trying to sell something, the landing page is, of course, one of the most important parts of the sales funnel. Beyond that, though, if you see that many people are entering through a certain page, you may want to produce more content with that page’s theme or take a look at where exactly that traffic is coming from (for example, from a social media site).

How Long Users Stay on the Site

Someone coming to your site and leaving within a few seconds is a sign that something’s wrong. This problem is known as having a high bounce rate. You want to be sure people are actually reading your content. If you want someone to complete an action, they’ll probably need to be on your site for more than a few seconds.

Additionally, the amount of time a user spends on a page is a positive ranking signal for Google, meaning if you provide high-value content that makes the person want to stay on the page more people will find your site through search because it will be ranked higher.

On a related note, Google Analytics also has a section detailing average pages per session. This will tell you how many pages a user visited during their stay.

What Actions Your Visitors Took

If you get a huge volume of traffic, but people aren’t converting, is that really so great? The traffic needs to work for you, especially if you’re paying for it.

There’s no benefit if someone just comes to your page and leaves after 5 seconds without performing an action.

 

Setting Up Goals With Google Analytics

Using Google Analytics, you can set up Goals to see what percentage of visitors are taking the desired action. That desired action may be signing up for a newsletter or making a purchase.

Looking at metrics is so important because they add context to the blind data of how many people visited your site. Luckily, there are many tools available – such as Google Analytics and a whole slew of plugins – that make it easy to track these metrics, so there’s really no excuse not to.

You will thank yourself for putting extra work into your blog when you’re getting the shares, views, and conversions you want!

And that’s why I was so excited to get the latest MyNAMS Profit Planner called Making Money with Blogging.

It’s a complete, but concise low-cost training program that delivers step-by-step implementation plans for a new topic like “Making Money with Blogging” EACH MONTH

Obesity – Hypnotic Gastric Band Surgery – Over The Top But Why NOT!

Obesity – Hypnotic Gastric Band Surgery – Over The Top But Why NOT!

I feel a little strange at the moment writing about obesity and being overweight, because I now have my weight under control.

Is that control easy?

The answer is YES and the reason is that my behaviours and mindset are learned as a result of using self-hypnosis. My new weight mindset has given me new behaviours that are totally learned and permanent.

BUT let me first of all Offer Some Caution.

Self-Hypnosis WILL work AS LONG AS YOU WANT THE CHANGE.

My MOMENT Of Wanting To Change

Until I was forty I was basically TOO slim. After that, the middle age ballooning gradually crept upon me. I ignored most of the visible clues like having to use different holes on my belt, and the large numbers on the scales.

My own self image was that I was ok. In fact I thought that I looked right for many in his middle years.

Then came the awakening.

Babs (my better half) put some pictures (snaps!!) together in a frame and it was on our dining room wall.

I was shocked – yes really shocked when I saw this picture below. It was the moment that was decisive. My self image fantasy was exposed! I realised my justification about middle age rounding was rather self deluding!

Overweight picture

What To Do?

Diets, surgery, hypnotherapy or what – I wanted a permanent change.

Diets:
I looked into diets – but what restrictions, and there is so much evidence of yo yo results. A ‘no go’ area for permanent change.

Surgery:
Surgery did not appeal – besides which I wasn’t massively obese.

Hypnosis:
However Virtual Surgery with Hypnosis did appeal. You can go over the top with self-hypnosis and let the focused imagination get you to your desired results – permanently if done well.

Operating Table Bariatric Surgery or Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band For Obesity

In the last couple of weeks obesity has been in the headlines. In fact the outgoing chief medical officer for England Prof Dame Sally Davies says children are “drowning in a flood of unhealthy food and drink options”. She has opened a public debate about adverts and banning eating food on local buses and trains.

Obesity is a growing problem throughout the developed world and is strongly correlated with ill health with a serious risk of ill health and then early death.

There was also another headline that caught my eye.

Obesity surgery can harm mental health.

A study has found that mental health problems including self harming, can increase after weight loss surgery. Researchers in Australia discovered that self harm was five times more common after gastric surgery operation than before.

Gastric Band Surgery – The Good News

In fact we are not talking about small numbers here in this study reported in the JAMA Psychiatric Journal. The Gastric Band surgery (Bariatric Surgery for Obesity) was carried out more than 6500 times in England in 2017 and 2018, that is an increase of almost 250% in a decade.

Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach, or by re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch

The surgery, can lead to dramatic weight loss. And even better there were also improvements in diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Gastric Band Surgery – The Not So Good Bits!

But there seems to be a downside with this physical surgery as There is concern that the surgery can exacerbate existing or underlying mental health problems.

Explanations range from

  • disappointment, not losing as much weight as expected through to a surgery altering levels of hormones, and gut bacteria that might affect the brain.
  • Obese patients are a vulnerable population when it comes to mental health, with as many as 40% having a pre-existing issues.
  • While bariatric surgery is the most reliable form of sustained weight loss. However there is still a high number of patients who who fail to lose the expected weight and or develop complications. Such a failure to meet original weight loss expectations could lead to increased anxiety and depression.
  • Tam Fry chairman of the National obesity forum said it was vital that patients receive psychiatric backup both before and after their operation.

However Surgery is Surgery and there can be all sorts of Side Effects – Physical as well as Mental.

The operation is now very safe.

Nonetheless, every single surgical operation carries some risks, in particular the risk of blood clots which can be increased with seriously overweight patients.

The other major disadvantage of physical surgery is cost which can be several thousand pounds to have the operation.

Both of these disadvantages are eliminated with a hypnotic gastric band.

Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band – An Alternative Approach

Hypnotic suggestion works best with those with the right mindset and if you want the change!

HYPNOTIC GASTRIC BAND is a non-surgical ‘mind simulation surgery’

Gastric Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive form of weight loss hypnotherapy using suggestion and cognitive behavioural therapy to achieve the desired results.

There is no need to visit a hospital, doctor or nurse, ideal if you have a fear of any of these.

No form of hypnotherapy will work if you are not 100% committed.

Hypnotic Gastric band Is a scientific procedure. Also it can be used by people (a bit like me) who are overweight but not as obese as many that need surgical intervention. In other words without the risk you can go for this without the fear of surgical side effects

Imagine this:-

  • You listen to an audible programme, you can be as sceptical as you like.
  • You follow and focus on the audible instructions
  • And suddenly, your eating habits start to change.
  • You eat less.
  • You leave food on your plate, and you don’t feel like you’re missing out.
  • If you try to eat more, your body won’t let you
  • It makes you feel full. If you try to over ride it.
  • The weight drops off,
  • You feel an overwhelming sense of liberation. And best of all it almost seems too good to be true.

I know this because I have used our Hypnotic Gastric Band set of self-hypnosis audios which is in our Hypnosis For Download store and our Self-Hypnosis Membership website.

Your hypnotic gastric band is a psychological procedure that convinces your mind that you’ve had a gastric band fitted, so your body behaves exactly as if you’ve had the gastric band

The Satisfaction.

  • Feeling happy with smaller portions and your stomach saying that’s enough
  • Losing weight and enjoying your food.
  • A hypnotic operation also resets and natural signalling system for your body so your brain knows when you’ve had enough to eat.
  • You will simply find smaller portions completely satisfying
  • You will naturally seek out the healthy nourishment your body
  • You will discover that often you do not want to finish all that is on your plate.
  • On the contrary, your body will give you a very clear undeniable signal that you’ve had plenty to eat long before the plate is cleared.
  • When you reach your natural healthy body weight, the same hypnotic process will adjust your gastric band so that you continue to get all the nourishment your body requires.

I have now got a mindset where all of the behaviours that I took on board when following the Hypnotic Band process are now in place. The behaviours are working six years after going through the Hypnotic Gastric Band programme.

The snacking, second portions, eating too fast and all of the other stuff are gone.

BUT the best thing is that this Christmas – I will eat my food slowly and fully enjoy every mouthful – but in a controlled way.

Oh and Enjoy Your NEW body and the comments from friends and family.

Take your weight off of your mind – for good. Yes PERMANENTLY


Seven Days Trial Membership – Self-Hypnosis Streaming

Seven Days Trial Membership – Self-Hypnosis Streaming

For years I have been selling self-hypnosis audios online, which have been MP3 downloads;  BUT now I have set up a streaming service of all of the products in our store AND you get access to 100s of products TODAY.

On this page you will also see a Self-Hypnosis Streaming pdf file showing the products that are currently in the membership.

There are advantages for you in this approach.

Self-Hypnosis Streaming Membership –
Benefits For YOU

  • you can choose programmes and self-hypnosis sessions that are ideal for you.
  • you have behaviour, attitude, phobias, addictions and self-development content.
  • you have cognitive behaviour therapy, NLP, mindfulness and other therapies.
  • you have nothing to download – all streamed and available for any number of uses.
  • you can access anywhere in the world.
  • you can login on any internet connected mobile phone, tablet, pcs or macs, smart TVs etc.
  • you can use privately with nothing visible on your device.
  • you will always get new updates and additions to the content.
  • you can’t lose your audios or videos.
  • you will get new messages from us telling you about new additions and updates.

[THERE ARE OTHER BENEFITS WHICH i WILL HOLD BACK ON JUST NOW!]

Let’s take things a step at a time!

Let’s get to know each other.

Free, Seven Days Trial Membership

I would like to start by offering you FREE 7 DAYS access to the membership – No obligation

During that week I will send you further information, when you have had a good chance to check things out.

Membership Content

Educational Audios and Videos

Included is the online version of Adam Eason’s book ‘The Science Of Hypnosis’.  Also there are several audios and videos about how to use Self-Hypnosis effectively.

Programmes and Courses

There are many full programmes and courses covering specific self-development

Clinical Therapy Self-Hypnosis Sessions

There is a growing catalogue of self-hypnosis sessions for specific conditions, addictions, phobias and mental health issues.  At the moment we have recordings by three hypnotherapists – but I have some new audios to add shortly from several new practitioners.

Taking Action

It is really simple to join our demonstration Self-Hypnosis Streaming membership website. 

When you have had a couple of days to look at the content and see some videos I will be in touch to tell you more about how you can really benefit from becoming a member. 

I look forward to getting to know you

 

Explosion and Shock in my Cancer Treatment

Explosion and Shock in my Cancer Treatment

It is three months since I wrote my last blog post which was about taking up cancer screening.

Since then, I have been having my cancer treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in London. I have had lots of travel, lots of examinations, lots of side effects. BUT I still have a positive message for you!!

One in two of us will get cancer sometime in our life and this blog is aimed at those of you who are newly diagnosed or if you are caring for somebody who has is having cancer treatment.

The treatment will take time and it does affect your life …. No getting away from that!

 

Cancer Discovered

The story so far…

Six years ago I had a kidney removed when cancer of that kidney was diagnosed.

It was about this February last year that I went to my surgeon who removed my kidney six years ago.

I was well and he was expecting to discharge me from his care, but he said I had better have a scan first.

I was called back very quickly after that scan and was told that a tumour had grown in that area and that it needed more than surgery – I needed to be referred to Oncology.

It was a surprising and sobering moment !!

It was pointed out to me that my cancer cells were non clear cells (not good!!) which meant that current cancer treatments had only a 20% of slowing down the tumour growth and spread.

But God moves in mysterious ways.

That local Oncologist Consultant had an Oncologist friend about to start a Clinical Trial at the Royal Free Hospital, London in combination with a German University and a large Pharmaceutical company.

They are using two immuno-therapy drugs (they have long names but I call them Ippi and Nimmi) together for my particular situation and my screening (many tests) showed I would have a better chance of control of the cancer with this new treatment. No guarantees of course – BUT an option that I accepted even though the daunting 28 page consent form had pages of information about possible side effects. 

Oncology Department

This is the moment – you realise this is all real and life changing.

I remember thinking as I walked into the Oncology Department, that I had always hoped, that I would never have to be referred to this department.  But what can you do?

BUT I was quickly surprised...

I want to take you behind the scenes a bit in this blog post and offer as much assurance as I can that you quickly realise everybody is totally on your side.   The staff are very aware of the emotional pressures that show in so many different ways depending on the patient.

And I must say, I’ve been so incredibly surprised with the Oncology Department care viewed from a professional background in nursing.

My background is nursing (it was my career).

My own nursing career was very technical – typical male thing.  I worked in intensive care, accident and emergency, operating theatres and urological surgical wards

All very good stuff…

Great work which I incredibly enjoyed and it gave me great satisfaction.

When we had an unconscious patient with tubes everywhere who was not able to recognise us or talk to us – there was something missing for me.   Knowing the person!

The medical and nursing teams absolutely wanted in every way for that patient to survive and they did everything possible, however long was needed.

However – the moment that patients recovered from that intense work of course they moved to the rehabilitation areas of the hospital for personal care where the patients personal needs could be met.

So I got a technical impression of what nursing was all about.  How wrong was I. On the whole I missed that more personal approach to caring.

 

What a Difference with Medical and Nursing Teams in Oncology.

As I’ve been watching in the oncology clinics and ward, I’ve seen really great care. More importantly great personalized care.

As I have sat in the waiting rooms and watched I have found myself thinking I wish I had spent some time doing this sort of nursing, solving everyday problems.

The cancer is the bug bear the nasty, nasty piece of work and the treatment unfortunately has to be aggressive to attack it.

There are different treatments, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and now the new man in the block – immuno-therapy.

This modern treatment is systematic, it’s not like the old chemotherapy which were drugs trying to kill the invading cells.

Immuno-therapy – which works inside the body to build the body’s defenses to stop the growth and spread of the tumour.

As the immuno-therapy treatment is systemic you can get side effects in all parts of your body and it is those side effects that need monitoring and solutions applied when they appear.

The problem is that – time wise – they are very random and patients need to observe and note any body changes and work with the oncology team to resolve each problem as they occur.

 

 

 

Some Of My Side Effects

Just a few – but typical examples.

Itchy Rash

After my first cycle of treatment I quite quickly got an itchy rash. The rashes were spread out on arms, legs, and worse, my back. Of course that meant sorting out creams, emollients etc.

Great fun getting your clothes on properly afterward with shirt sticking to your back. However – various creams gave total relief from the itching.

Easily solved – just tick it off – that was a challenge now under control.

Unbelievably – Loss Of Appetite

I love my food and yet I couldn’t – WHAT! . Nutrition is essential to assist recovery.

You know how it feels when you have eaten too much – that Christmas afternoon feel. For a couple of weeks I felt like that from day to day. My wife got me fruit in jelly, omelettes etc. But of course there is advice around and the MacMillan Cancer Support website and leaflets of volunteer staff advice at the clinic offer the answers.

 They have seen them all before!

Here in the UK we have a major charity MacMillan Cancer Support and I got a nutrition leaflet from them.

In fact MacMillan is a must for all cancer issues including financial support.

My wife Babs and I also had advice from a hospital dietitian who suggested adding supplement up juices – Fortijuices and also using anti emetic for a few days.

Oh and there was lots of other good advice.

Just ask – there are answers out there for all of the challenges – get it sorted and just tick it off.

My Worst Challenge To Date – Painful and an EXPLOSION

 [This should be X Rated – Constipation the subject]

Let’s lighten up and have a smile at my expense – as there are times we are pushed into abnormal situations which we would rather not be happening – but you are there – and there is no way out but to take extra measures. You will smile about it all later.

Probably because I had an issue with my nutrition I went several days without being able to go to the loo.

I will spare you the details but it got to the stage where everything was so hard and impacted and very uncomfortable.

The only way to avoid having to go to the hospital (some embarrassment for me a former nurse) to get sorted out  was to go to the pharmacy and get glycerin suppositories.

The instructions on the pack were to wet and insert suppository. Lay on the bed for 15 minutes while the suppository melts.

Easy! NOT! !!

Every minute felt like five. I put the TV on to try to block out the crampy painful moments.

Five minutes… The thoughts were there – this must be like baby delivery.

Nine minutes… Wow – that was bad!!

Ten minutes… How far is is to the loo – 15 metres – why didn’t I put paper down on the carpet?

Thirteen minutes... Where is the cat – he is always laying in the corridor? Don’t fall over the cat.

Fourteen minutes and 30 secsthat will DO!!!

There is no other word to describe it – EXPLOSION!

The relief was immediate.

Sore – very sore. But utter, utter Relief.

Hmmm!!

The lesson of course had been learned. I had to sort out what laxative regime I needed to prevent a further episode like that.

The doctor’s take on it was amusing. “There are three approaches – laxatives are softeners, shovers or soft AND shove”

Anyway I have it sorted the prevention out for my next cycle of treatment – you can bet!

I have ticked it off .

 

 

 

 

Some Side Effects Will Only Found From Blood Tests

Whatever therapy treatment you are having I can assure you will be having regular blood tests which will show up other bodily changes. AND – yes they need treating.

My thyroid, renal function and liver have been affected by the immuno-therapy . I have had to empty a cupboard to get all of my medications acquired into order.

I have had to double my intake of water – which is ok except it is a bit of a problem overnight.

BUT WORSE THAN THAT!!

There can be some sacrifices and changes you may have to make.

My big one IS – what am I going to drink with my mates down the pub on a Friday evening?

I am now sampling non alcoholic beers, lager and cider.

 

 

 

My Cancer Treatment Also Had a Positive Side Effect on my General Health in Fact – a Pleasant Shock 

 

 I have had high blood pressure for or nearly all of my adult life a genetic gift from both of my parents I have had treatment for it as far back as I can remember.

In fact…

There was a chance I would not get on to this clinical trial if my blood pressure had been so high during my screening.

Two weeks into my treatment my blood pressure dropped quite dramatically over two days – so much so that I found myself looking out for signs of internal bleeding. 

My local GP  has taken me off of my regular blood pressure medication and and as he had my health history he was also surprised.

Currently I have lost my florid looking face and for about four weeks the blood pressure remains low – will it last?

Very pleasant SHOCK!!!

Family, Friends and But More Importantly YOU

One of the first things you have to do when you are diagnosed with some cancer is to decide who you are going to tell.  Prognoses of different cancers can vary tremendously and it all depends on your support network and your personal  emotional response to your news.

Here is a good article to help you decide what is right for you. Telling Friends and Family That You’ve Been Diagnosed With Cancer’

I will tell you about my own decision and the reason for my approach.

I was clear that I needed to be totally open about my cancer and was totally easy with accepting that.

After all my blog is all about physical and mental health. Well equipped as I have was a nurse for a career, have studied mental health as I have worked with Adam Eason a clinical hypnotherapist with all his teaching in a college of hypnosis AND I have been the other side of the sheets as a patient.

The patient bit I have to say is the most revealing as I fully understand that even with all my previous knowledge it is totally different to treat yourself and I found I needed as much help sorting out my side effect issues as any other patient.

My support has been exceptional and has been good for a number of reasons.

My wife and grown up children are open about whatever any of us is having to care for. I won’t go on telling you how good they are – it is just said by saying they are lovingly there.

I have told all our friends (in fact I have told the world on my blog). It makes life easier. I have tried to carry on with whatever domestically and socially.  But one evening I was not feeling well, and a quick call to cancel a dinner party we had organised was not misunderstood in anyway. We have met friends whenever for walks or NOT.

Of incredibly great importance to me is my faith. My God gives me strength and hope. Friends at church pray and in fact I mentioned that I was having problems eating to a couple at Sunday morning service and on Monday they turned up with basket of fruit and a Blessing Card. Touched – YES!

I have also learned over the years of working with Hypnotherapist Adam skills to turn off that chatter in the brain. Most of that brain chatter is so negative. I have learned how to concentrate and reinforce the positive emotions. I know from working with patients all of my nursing career that those that were positive got well faster than those that worried negatively about everything.  I can put on a mindfulness audio and totally relax and still the mind.   What a tonic!!

What About You?

You may have a equally good set up and support OR you may NOT.

The treatments take time and you may need temporary help.

I plead with you to seek and ask for help.

Your medical practice and Macmillan’s is the place to start. They can recommend groups of people who meet with other people with long term care. Everybody and every type of cancer is different and your difficulties will need personal tailoring of care. This is what I have found the Oncology Departments are exceptionally good at.

Also – many people who are alone will worry more about the challenges at every stage. You will be more likely to see any new side effect as something awful instead of something new to get a grip off and ticked off.  You will get a special phone number to use whenever necessary to talk to someone in the Oncology Department if you are needing advice.

Your Mental State

What you will find me going on and on about in my blogs is your mental health.  What is going on in your head is so personal and crucial to how you accept and take on board all that important to a successful outcome to your treatment.

If you look through all of my blogs you will see that I am enthusiastic about the mental health help that can be achieved with talk therapies. Anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low self esteem, lack of confidence, insomnia, motivation etc etc  can be so helped with self-hypnosis sessions recorded by clinical hypnotherapists

 

IN FACT I HAVE A COUPLE OF AUDIOS TO SEND YOU

I am offering anyone a couple of audios to listen to.

 

One is a relaxation hypnosis session and the other is a self-hypnosis for stress recording.   Just contact me and I will happily send them on to you. 

 

DO ASK – get all the help you can! 

Personal Difficulties

My problem was transportation. I live 150 miles from the hospital that I am getting my day care treatment in.

Going into London by car is a congestion lottery and time lottery, finding a parking space lottery.

Public transport coach – cheap but same congestion problems as car.

Train expensive because I had to travel at peak times. £115 for a hospital appointment  and double that cost when Babs my wife was with me.

  • To get the train I had to get up at 4:30 to get to the hospital early because the day consisted of getting bloods taken early,
  • ECG then
  • Doctors examination appointment later in the morning.
  • All before the therapeutic drugs can be manufactured by the pharmacy department (preparation time approx two hours).
  • The drugs are then delivered to the day care ward for afternoon infusion.
  • My treatment infusions took about two half hours to administer.
  • Then the 115 mile trip home.

At the time to travel London tubes are packed to capacity with head home commuters and so are the trains. One trip I had to travel half of the journey standing. Not ideal.

So that was not good but there was worse to come!

After my third cycle of treatment I had a set back in that the ongoing treatment had to stop as the bloods went squew whiff!

One of the treatment drugs had caused my liver to become inflammed and not functioning correctly and that need steroid treatment. The dose of steroids has to be varied depending on response and that needed bloods taken frequently – 3-4 days apart.

Travelling up to London every four days when not at my best was the prospect.

BUT guess what – as no specialist immuno-therapy treatment was to be administered the Oncology team in London organised an Oncology department in Bournemouth (a small 10 mile drive from my home) to organise those blood tests and liaise with the research team in London.

What can I say again!

Totally focused appropriate care.

I could add other personal help given but I HOPE I have made my point.

I can’t of course speak for Oncology Departments elsewhere but I expect they are similar in approach.

The story continues of course – but there are two final points I would like to make.

 

‘THE’ Scan

The treatment for my cancer started in November and as you have seen above I had a few things to get ticked off and sorted.   

Big QUESTION – especially as I am on a clinical trial – IS IT WORKING

Last week I had a scan which is the only way to find out.  

It is very early days but the report from the scan was really encouraging – no tumour growth or spread!  We are not looking for cure of the tumour that is there – the objective is to get it under control.

Of course all cancer patients – no matter what treatment they are receiving all have the same wait and expecatation for good results.    Not EASY !

We just all have to be very patient in waiting for those results

 

 

A Final Comment – Kindness

I have been to Poole Oncology Unit,   Bournemouth Oncology Unit and of course my main treatment Oncology Department at the Royal Free Hospital in London with my medical team led by Dr Boletti. 

In all cases they were professional and positive with hard working staff.   Somehow they always made time for all of the patients – never seeming to tire from their questions.

I could go on and on, BUT I won’t.

They were always professional – giving caring attention – and giving more than can be expected. 

The cancer treatment cycles in the Oncology units I have used are full of staff showing TRUE KINDNESS.  That is amazing if you can imagine that this is in very busy and demanding clinics and day care wards.  I appreciate all of this support with my thanks to them all.   I really must add personal thank you.

My special thanks to my research nurse Anna Pejnovic who has been my real link and kept me incredibly well informed.  Thanks Anna!!

 

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

This Online Income Secret Plan

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
  • driving traffic
  • 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. 

 

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BACKGROUND:

[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]

 

Last year I set up an affiliate program for an online E-commerce store  –  HypnosisForDownload.com.

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, BECAUSE promotion 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

  1. The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
  2. The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
  3. The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 

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OK!  –

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’

hypnosis streaming membership and affiliate opportunity

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.

Who Cares – If Hypnosis Works – Just Enjoy

Who Cares – If Hypnosis Works – Just Enjoy

Hypnosis Introduction With a Professional Hypnotherapist

My introduction to hypnosis was accidental.   It was 2004 when I met Adam at the BNI business network meetings.

When you set yourself up to develop websites for clients one of the fascinating things is that you learn a lot about different businesses.    How do they work? What makes them tick?

So that was the case with Adam Eason and his clinical hypnotherapy business.

I developed a website for Adam  who was working out of a clinic near Bournemouth.  To say I knew nothing then about hypnosis is a fact.   Nothing that is about clinical hypnosis.  Hmmm – But I had in the past seen stage acts – but that was all.

But here in front of me was a guy who was very passionate about his subject.  I was intrigued and wanted to discover more.

AND as far as I was concerned that was good …

Adam was training hypnotherapists and what we decided to do was to video the courses and also develop audio hypnosis products.  Front pew for me with the video camera.

How could I fail to learn all about hypnosis – when I was shooting the recordings and editing them.

Of addition I also got to know other people who trained with Adam and are now themselves trained hypnotherapists.  Some of those have developed specialist areas – such as hypno-birthing.

When Hypnosis Works – The Seed Takes Roots

What is a common story from people who have moved into the field is that they had an issue that was driving them insane – all attempts to find a solution had failed.

Adam himself is an example of that.  All his attempts with medical consultations and ointment treatments for his psoriasis had failed.  Someone suggested hypnosis and do I need to say – within a couple of weeks all had cleared up.

Yesterday I included the audios of Adam telling you in his words his basic narration about hypnosis and what it is.

All his work is research based and  you can pursue that as far as you like with Adam as he has written a book called Science Of Self-Hypnosis.  Also his blog and podcasts are full of his professional approach to all of these psychological therapies.  You can even go and train in the field with him via his online courses.

AND NOW !!

OK – that all said – I am going to take a totally different approach right here with my retirement Wats-on My Mind project.

I am getting away from the academic theories and discussions about what hypnosis is etc.

I just so want you if you are sceptical about all of this power of the brain – to just give it a go and learn hypnosis skills.  You can learn more about the theory at a later stage.   I am keen that you go for a ride first.

Here on my blog you will get my:

  • simple real anecdotes approach
  • my end user approach
  • my simple language approach
  • my if it works that is great approach
  • so what that is good – approach.

For example:  If you ask me what hypnosis is – a typical reply from me would be – focused imagination.

The interesting thing is that people who try and get some release from a problem will want more.

A Freelance Writer Uses Hypnosis For Sleep

This blog post which is well researched is by a freelance writer.  You can find the complete blog post at: https://www.self.com/story/hypnosis-for-skin

I love the title of this blog post written by Sarah Ban
I Tried Hypnosis for Insomnia. Then My Skin Cleared Up.   – I don’t understand it, either, but I’m not complaining.

How often have I seen and heard that.

So many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”

Here is my Main Point of this Blog Post – Hypnosis Works:

You are probably not a car mechanic or understand how it works but that doesn’t stop you driving a car.

In a similar way – you don’t have to fully understand how or why hypnosis works – just give it a proper try and surprise yourself.

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