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315 | Execution Goals vs Outcome Goals

Did you know there are two different kinds of goals that high performers use to reach peak performance?

It's crucial that you know the difference between each type of goal if you are going to get results.

Most people focus on outcome when they need to focus on execution. This is something the most successful entrepreneurs understand and leverage to great advantage.

In this episode, we help you understand the different between execution and outcome goals and how to use both of them to maximize your results.

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In This Episode The two types of goals that high performers use to be more effective A simple tweak on how you set your goals that can 10x your results Why setting goals only in the future can be dangerous Items of Interest 12-Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington Get Your Action Guide Here:

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I was interviewed for and featured in two different articles this month:

The first dealt with empowering women to be assertive in the workplace in a healthy way.

And the second discusses setting boundaries with people to avoid engaging in "toxic" relationships.

Such a fun experience!

How To Tell When Friendships Turn Toxic And What To Do About It

People May Call You A B — For Being Assertive, But That Doesn’t Mean You Should Be One

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296 | How to Pivot to Grow Your Business with Lacey and Dustin Baier

Sometimes a business needs to pivot to survive. Maybe a product doesn't sell. Maybe the market changes. Maybe your motivations shift.

How can you effectively stay ahead of the game and find the creative fuel to keep going when change is needed?

Lacey and Dustin Baier have shifted gear multiple times along the way. This month they are reaching record income as a result. They share with us in this interview how they have managed to grow their brand through multiple changes and challenges.

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In This Episode How to keep going when a new product doesn't sell How to re-brand when a major pivot is needed in your business How to find a hole in your market so you stand out from the competition Items of Interest A Sweet Pea Chef - Lacey and Dustin's site Automated Income Machine - Our coaching course that helped Lacey and Dustin reach their current success Get Your Action Guide Here:

30 Days to Online Income - our new guide that shows you how to launch an ebook and make your first sale and beyond
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I'm trucking through IBM whilst looking after my 3 year old twins 4 days a week. I'm a film director and I took a job 2 years ago after the kids were born as I needed some stable income - I hated it and was miserable even though it was a highly paid job.

Whilst doing the job I listened whenever I could to podcasts and consumed as much info as I could to find a way to earn income that could allow me to choose the type of work I wanted to do, be with my kids , be location independent and give value to others.

Long story short I left the job 4 months ago with the aim to match my salary within 6 months and take action and build an Internet business.

Well the last 4 months have been a big journey - my partners mum and dad died, my dad was diagnosed with prostrate cancer, we had to have our dog put Down last week.

Bit of a journey !

So there have been some lonely dark nights of the soul where I couldn't see if all the hard work was going to pay off.

The online work is a slog but I'm pushing forward and commited to making it work !

I took IBMs advise and took what I had learned online over 2 years and started offering it to clients I knew - month 1 I had 1 client 1k a month for 1 day a week retainer and last night I secured my second .

It's not the work I want to do BUT - it's paying to keep my family safe whilst I build online.

It's small but it felt like a big win when we are so under pressure financially and emotionally.

That's it ! - keep trucking crew

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278 | Can’t Find a Niche or Product – Try This

We all get stuck for ideas sometimes -- a business idea, product idea, content ideas. It can be frustrating and discouraging. There's one strategy that has worked every time when we need to pull ourselves out of an idea rut. We talk about it in this episode.

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In This Episode The critical mistake that most people make when looking for a business or product idea The single focus that can get you unstuck at any time in your business Why you don't have to be a genius to make money online Items of Interest Survey Monkey - This is the tool we use to survey our audience. 21-Day Challenge - This challenge we created on Coach.me to help you get in touch with your audience avatar and read their mind. Meetup.com - This is a great place to meet people locally and in person that might fall into your target market. Facebook Groups - With a simple search on Facebook, you can find groups on just about any topic. This is a prime place to connect with your market. If a group doesn't exist, consider starting one. Quora - This Q&A site is full of people asking and answering question on all kinds of topics. There are key market insights here waiting to be found. Get Your Action Guide Here:

Customer Magnet: How to Attract Your Ideal Buyer and Keep Them Coming Back - This action guide shows you exactly how to get into the mind of your ideal buyer so you can attract them and keep them coming back. Breakthrough

I also wanted to give a quick update. I first started following Jeremy and Jason around 2011. I signed up for their Micro Niche Profits course in 2012 and it really started me on my path. I've now started a company selling beer mugs that I've called the "Man Mug". Sales are amazing and I'm close to quitting my day job! (Quick plug) If you need a good Father's Day gift, these are perfect. Check them out at http://ManMug.com.

Thank you Jeremy and Jason! I owe you big time for the quality content that you offer and the work that you do. You truly care about your audience and here's just one more success story!

~ Brad Houshour

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277 | Outsourcing and Cubicle Escape with Jozsef Kiss

Jozsef Kiss escaped the 9-to-5 in just one year. His company, Somebody2Hire helps business owners outsource tasks so they can focus more on what they do best. In this episode we talk about his path to freedom as well as how to get started outsourcing for the first time.

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In This Episode How to find the time and energy to start a business while you are still working full-time How Joszef was able to quit his job in one year An easy way to get started with outsourcing even if you have no idea where to find help Items of Interest Somebody2Hire.com - Jozsef's web site where he connects business owners with offshore personnel Get Your Action Guide Here:

How to Jumpstart Your Online Income with Twitter - A Guide to Building a Following and Making Money Even If You Have No Site, No List and No Product Breakthrough

CELEBRATING A WIN!

Just wanted to pop in and share a milestone I hit this week. I secured a contract over a lunch meeting for over $5,000 to optimize and help manage a company's social media channels. I begin the contract this week!

He shared with me that he had conversations and proposals from a number of digital marketing companies but mine was the most thorough and professional he had seen.

In his words after taking a couple days to review my assessment and proposal: "I know when someone knows what they're doing and you definitely know what you're doing." He then said, "I hope you don't mind but I passed your name along to a few of my friends who are looking for help with online marketing for their businesses."

Do I mind? Not at all, thank you!

So be encouraged and just keep grinding! Good things await you!

Thank you, Jeremy and Jason, for your insights, encouragement and guidance!

Peace & blessings, my friends!

~ Jason Daye

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275 | Big Takeaways from the 99U Conference

99U is a blog, conference and publisher dedicated to helping you make your ideas happen. Recently Jason attended their popular conference and brought back powerful insights about failure, iteration and lifestyle design. He shares those insights in this episode.

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How to uncover the values that are perfectly tailored to bring you success.
Why failure is the best way to get what you want.
How to live a life

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The Power of Routines

Successful people get ahead by consistently doing the things that are most important in their life and business. They ensure these things happen by forming habits chained together into daily routines. In this episode we talk about how to tap into the power of routines to make every day more fulfilling and productive. No more brush fire chasing!

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A simple routine that will transform your productivity.
Why willpower

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5 Step Guide to Connecting With Social Influencers

Recent trends in marketing and social media show that Influencers are playing a role more than ever before. Consumers trust recommendations from others, outside of the brand itself. An influencer is the link connecting your brand with your target audience. When you are able to activate an influencer in your niche’ market, they not only bring their audience, but their audience’s network as well. Because of the loyalty they have with their audience, an influencer has the ability to drive...

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Test Your Infusionsoft Campaign in 4 Easy Steps

You’ve created and written your Infusionsoft campaign. Now what? Before sending it out, you’ll want to take it for a test drive to make sure you will be putting your best foot forward upon launching. You want to take the opportunity to look at it from the eyes of your customers. Ignoring this important step can cost you sales. It isn’t hard and it won’t take long. I’m here to walk you through the process in four easy steps! Step 1: Clear your cookies and use a different browser Using a separate browser helps to give you an idea of...

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3 Things I Used to Break the Chains of Self-doubt

Monday I shared a story about the things that I’m struggling with in my life and asked you to reply and share your biggest struggle.

It looks like I struck a chord, because replies poured in all day (and are still coming in).

Thank you for sharing your desires and struggles. We read every reply and noticed something really interesting...

But first, I promised to share three things that brought me incredible results with my biggest struggles.

For the first time ever, I’ve stuck to a daily habit that I’ve tried to form for years.

I’ve known

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Unstuck in Business

How to you get unstuck when you can't seem to move forward? In this episode we share our top tips for getting unstuck and finally reaching your goals.

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Scientifically proven, yet simple principles that will pull you out of a funk.
How to finally get yourself to do any behavior and reach any goal, starting today.

Items of Interest

The Secret to Changing Your Habits is to

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324 | 4 Ways to Grow Your Business with Curiosity

Curiosity can an entrepreneurs greatest asset. We've identified key areas of your business where you can leverage your curiosity to innovate, attract powerful relationships, push through struggles and reach your biggest goals. We discuss how in this episode.

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In This Episode The secret to innovating in your business so it continues to grow How curiosity can help you move past any setback How to use curiosity to guide you from where you are now to achieving your biggest goals Items of Interest The Key to Success? Grit, TED Talk by Angela Duckworth Beware Online Filter Bubbles Eli Pariser, TED Talk by Eli Pariser Rising Strong by Brene Brown Curious by Ian Leslie How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Get Your Action Guide Here:

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Unstuck in Business - Download our new Ultimate Guide to Getting Unstuck in Business
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I've finally done it!

After 7 years of running my own business trading my time for money, most of it just making it through, and over 3 years now of listening to and investing in IBM, I've finally got my first fully online course up and running.

It's such an amazing feeling to have people giving me money for something THAT I'VE ALREADY DONE.

It's take so much grit, determination, persistence and self belief to get here. As you can see I'm not always an act fast kind of guy, but grit, that's my thing.

My secret ingredient has been to throw myself to the wolves. Last year I just put the course out there and sold it without having done it, then kept a week ahead on content creation. It's an intense, exhausting, and exhilarating process. That was the beta version, that's lead to the 'real thing'.

So excited. Just keep going, you can do it!

(The course is called Mastering Presence: Foundations, it's a personal development course for men).

- Jared Osborne
EmbodyingMan.com

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279 | An Automated Funnel Case Study with Olly Richards Pt 1

What does it take to turn a blog (or podcast or video show) into a real business with scalable, sustainable income. In this episode we talk to Olly Richards, one of our coaching students, about how he built an automated sales funnel that allowed him to quit his job.

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In This Episode How to make the shift from blogger to money-making business How to build a system that generates automated income What to do when you try something and it doesn't work Items of Interest I Will Teach You a Language - Olly's site where he's building his automated income machine Automated Income Machine Video Series - A free series about how to build an automated funnel that generates continuous sales Get Your Action Guide Here:

The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Selling Your First eBook - in 30 Days Or Less! - our new guide that shows you how to launch an ebook and make your first sale and beyond Breakthrough

My site has officially launched! There are ten Scrivener tutorials to watch and one podcast episode published. Now to go find more people to interview.

~ Matthew Hernandez
ResoluteWriter.com

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Pat Flynn: 5 Powers I Learned from Jeremy & Jason and Internet Business Mastery

Hey IBM’ers, it’s Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com, and I’m really excited to have a chance to publish a guest post here for you on IBM.

Many of you probably know how much Jeremy and Jason have changed my life. When I first discovered their podcast in 2008, I had heard nothing like it before. It was exactly the kick in the pants I needed to successfully recover from a major change in my life after getting laid off. Shortly thereafter, when I joined their Academy and connected with other like-minded entrepreneurs (many who I am still great friends with today!), everything started to fall into place. After getting direct advice from Jeremy and others in a IBM mastermind group, my business helping people pass an architectural related exam started to take off.

You may have seen a testimonial video from me here on IBM way back when I was just starting out. Perhaps you read about me in some emails that Jeremy and Jason have sent you. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that I wouldn’t be where I’m at today, in business and in life, if it weren’t for these two.

So, if you don’t mind, Jeremy and Jason, I just wanted to be selfish here for a moment and take this opportunity thank you both for changing my life, and subsequently the lives of those who I’ve been able to reach as well.

Seriously, thank you.

Ever since I started my online business journey in 2008, there have been a number of key principles and strategies (I like to call them powers) that I learned directly from Jeremy and Jason here at IBM, each of which have been a huge factor in the success I’ve had.

Power #1: The power of having a motivational purpose behind what you do.

It’s so important to have a reason or why for doing all the hard work that’s required upfront, and a purpose to help you keep going when the times get tough and you want to give up. For me, it was (and is) always about my family. I’m super grateful to have my two little motivational purposes (my boy, 5, and my girl, 2) here in the house with me all day, to remind me day in and day out why I do what I do.

Fun fact: Back when I first joined the Academy, Jeremy and Jason called it a DMP, or a “definite major purpose”, to which we were instructed to create three. Now, as you know, it’s the SMP or a “single motivating purpose”, which is even better.

Power #2: The power of delivering value first, and asking later.

I listened to the Internet Business Mastery Podcast daily on the train on my way to and from work during the couple of months I had left before I was officially going to be laid off. They delivered so much value with their show, that when they promoted the Academy for the first time it was an easy decision for me to make. It was the least I could do for all they provided to me free on their podcast and blog.

Plus, since their free content was amazing, I was sure their paid content would be just as, if not even better.

They did not disappoint.

Power #3: The power of a mastermind group.

I had never heard of a mastermind group before Jeremy said he was going to be holding a mastermind meeting 2 miles from my home after he moved to San Diego.

I attended, and it was life changing for me.

Jeremy and other people who attended gave me crucial advice to transform a blog that I had that was making dollars a day on Adsense (greenexamacademy.com), to a full-on business with products that eventually became my entry into the online business world.

As I write this post, I’m in 3 mastermind groups.

Yes - three.

Two that meet weekly, and one that meets monthly, and they are so important to me because I know I can get brutally honest advice from my peers who know exactly what my goals are. They keep me accountable, they keep me motivated, and they keep me on track - and I do my best to serve the other group members in each of those masterminds in the exact same way.

I recently did a presentation at Social Media Marketing World about Mastermind Groups. I recorded a webinar replay which you can watch here, and of course I mentioned IBM in it!

Power #4: The power of hiring help.

After the success of my first product, an eBook study guide for my audience at greenexamacademy.com, I went back to the mastermind group (the one with Jeremy in it) and said, “Ok, what can I do next?”

The next logical step was to convert my written eBook into an audio format that I could sell as an additional product.

As soon as I heard about this, I started recording. I spent 3 days recording the book, word for word, and by the end of it - about 16 man hours later - I had a finished product.

And... it was crap.

The sound quality was terrible, completely unprofessional and nothing I would have been comfortable selling to my audience.

After sharing the bad news with the group, they said, “Wait, you tried to do this yourself?! Outsource it!”

Two weeks later, after finding a voice talent on Elance.com, I had a completed audiobook. It was totally professional and I couldn’t wait to see how well it would sell.

The total cost of production was $1,400, which was hard for me to part with. The most I had ever spent on my business was for my hosting account, and the most I had ever spent in my life at one time was $700 for rent at this point.

After re-vamping the sales page to include the new audiobook, I earned more than $1,400 within the first 48 hours.

That’s when I learned about the power of outsourcing and leveraging, although with that said I’ve still had struggles in the recent past with letting go of some of the things I shouldn’t be doing on my own.

I’m still working on this, as I know many of you are as well.

Power #5: The power of podcasting.

Ever since catching onto Internet Business Mastery, I always knew that I wanted to have my own podcast someday. Jeremy and Jason inspired me and changed my life with the power of their voice, and I wanted to do the same for others.

When I started SmartPassiveIncome.com in late 2008, from my childhood room in my parent’s home (which is where I was staying after I got laid off), I made a formal announcement that I was going to start a podcast.

You can see that announcement (and my room) here.

Well, that was December of 2008. My first episode didn’t go live until July 2010.

...a year and a half later.

Why the delay? Well, there were many reasons:

I was scared of how people would respond to my voice. It was technically challenging to start a podcast back then. I was more comfortable with writing, and so I kept doing that instead.

Finally, after getting some direct help from Jason, as well as Cliff from Podcast Answer Man, I had my show up and running for the world to hear.

Last month, my podcast surpassed 15,000,000 total downloads. It’s insane!

The numbers are incredible, but what blows me away the most is how much of a connection people have with the show. Whenever I meet people who have listened, they always tell me the same thing. Because of listening to me on the podcast, they say:

“Pat, I feel like I know you.”

I felt the same way when listening to Jeremy and Jason back in 2008.

Beyond that, I can directly contribute a lot of the success I’ve had within my brand, including the increase in affiliate commissions, the paid speaking gigs that I’ve done, and the publishers knocking on my door to work with me to write a book, directly to the podcast.

I even had a small role in Hollywood as a result of the show.

Last year, I started another podcast for a niche site at FoodTruckr.com, and earlier this year I added a second show to the Smart Passive Income lineup, Ask Pat, where I answer an audience member’s voicemail question 5-days a week!

And yes, that show is outsourced, except for the recording of my answer that I have to do.

It’s awesome.

Sponsorships are coming in as well, I have the rest of 2014 booked and am making between $2,000-$3,000 per episode of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, and between $200-400 per episode of AskPat.

In my April 2015 income report, you can see that I generated over $18,000 in podcast sponsorships alone!

The funny thing is, all three of the reasons why I didn’t start a podcast right away after I announced it are completely nonsense.

1. I was scared of how people would respond to my voice.

No one has EVER commented about my voice, and if you have (or are going to start) a podcast, and someone calls you out about a bad voice, you don’t want them in your audience anyway. Don’t waste your time, because there are others who don’t care about the voice but care about how much you’re actually helping them.

2. It was technically challenging to start a podcast back then.

It wasn’t incredibly difficult - it was just different, and I used that as an excuse not to get started. It wasn’t comfortable, but neither are many other awesome things that happen in life. And today, with how mainstream podcasting is becoming these days, it’s now more easier than ever to get started. You literally have no excuse not to start a podcast anymore.

If you’re interested, I have this free tutorial (no opt-ins required) that will walk you through the entire process, step-by-step.

3. I was more comfortable with writing, and so I kept doing that instead.

Now that I’ve had a few episodes under my belt (and it didn’t take very many episodes to realize this), creating a podcast episode is much easier and faster for me than writing a blog post.

In 2014, for example, I published far more podcast episodes than I did blog posts.

That podcast you’ve always wanted to start...now’s the time.

And if you have a podcast already - awesome! Here’s how you can take it to the next level...

What am I Up to Now?

As always, I’m trying to test my limits and I’m always experimenting with new ideas and business models. Just recently, I co-founded a software company called SPI Labs whose mission is to build smart software solutions for entrepreneurs who want results.

Our first product is based off of something my team custom-built for my own needs:

Introducing: The Smart Podcast Player.

Jeremy and Jason are actually using this on their site right now to play their podcasts, and I couldn’t be more honored by that!

I needed a better looking podcast player for my website with much more functionality than just the standard play, stop and pause buttons.

You see, I found out that about 40% of my podcast plays are coming directly from my website, and this is the case for many other podcasts out there as well. Most of those listens are from first time visitors, which means there’s a huge opportunity to get those people to take more action on your podcast than to just press play, stop and pause, and this is where every other player in the past drops short.

So, I built a solution that allows listeners on the web to do everything you’d want them to do with your podcast beyond play your episodes:

Share the episode via social media. Explore and find other podcast episodes in your playlist. Read the show notes and click on links directly from the player. Play the podcast at increased speeds.

And of course, I wanted it to look beautiful.

As a podcast producer, you’re giving your audience a better listening experience, you get more exposure to your show, and an increase in downloads and plays too.

It doesn’t matter what hosting company you use to host your podcast - this player will work to serve your audience your podcast in the best way possible on your website.

My company is always looking to add new features into the player as well, and we have some amazing things lined up. For example, imagine a podcast episode ending and then a pop-up appears to collect an email address. What if the player prompted the listener to leave a rating and review on iTunes?

These are just a few of the amazing things we have planned for the future of The Smart Podcast Player.

It’s been a lot of fun to take a different approach to building a business like this, but the coolest part about doing software is that people pay for the tool and they get immediate value and results from it. Unlike an information product which people have to take time to consume, and then put into action whatever it is you’re teaching, a software product can be installed and within minutes, results can be seen.

That’s been my experience with The Smart Podcast Player, and what gives me the most joy. And if any of you reading this are interested in getting the player, I’d be more than happy to offer you a special IBM rate.

For the next 3 days only, you’ll be able to get The Smart Podcast Player at a special IBM rate of 25% off.

Click this link here to get The Smart Podcast Player and be sure to enter this special promo code checkout:

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If you choose to pay annually, you’ll end up saving a total of 50% off the monthly payment option.

This special promotion ends on Thursday, June 4th at 12:00pm (Noon) PST. The cart does not close after that, but the coupon code will no longer work at that time.

If you don’t have a podcast up already but are interested in the tool, don’t get it. I don’t want you to feel like you have to get it now when you should be focusing on getting your podcast up and running first. Later on, after your show is up, feel free to email me and mention that you saw the deal here. Include your podcast link so I can see that your podcast was published after the date of this post, and I’ll be more than happy to honor the deal for you.

Thanks again for letting me share my project here with you. It started out as a side project and experiement, and now it has turned into a full-blown, entirely separate business. You never know where life takes you - but when you see opportunities, make sure you jump on them and don’t let them pass by you.

Don’t let today’s opportunities become tomorrow’s what if’s.

Cheers, thanks so much, and to Jeremy and Jason, thank you for sharing your powers with us!

About the Author

Pat Flynn is a successful entrepreneur, blogger, author, husband and father who writes transparently about what he does online. You can read more about his online adventures at The Smart Passive Income Blog.

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Traffic Tip: Where and when to post to get more website traffic

I get asked this question all the time… How do I get more eyeballs on my content?

What I have found over the 6+ years I have been at this that it takes a couple of things to get more traffic:

Consistency + Promotion

You must be consistent when it comes to blogging.  Simply put, you need to blog at least one time per week.

Now I am going to share with you the promotional tactics we use to promote our client’s blog posts that results in 3k+ views a month.  I know this system works and here’s the proof that it works:

Using this method I am going to show you took tripled this client’s traffic from 1k to 4k in visits in 4 months.   Not only that, the client has raised their fees and has a waiting list.

Let’s get started!

As soon as we publish a new blog post we begin the promotional process.  If you are currently using plugins to publish to Facebook, we recommend that you turn this off.  Instead we want you to hand promote your blog on social media.

You might be asking why?

The reason we recommend hand promoting is that you have better control over the content you share and shares via share buttons show up in more streams than auto posted content.

8 Step Guide to Where and When to Post to Get More Website Traffic Step 1:  Getting Set up to Promote Log into your social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest Make sure you have social sharing buttons installed on your website and on the bottom of the post you are about to promote. Step  2:  Promote on Google+

We like to start with G+ because it immediately alerts the search engines to crawl your site, kick starting the traffic process.

Go to the blog post you just published and go to the bottom of the page Google +  click on the Google + share button and post to your Google+ page and put in the status:  the name of the article title and a brief description of the article. Then click share button at the bottom of the blog post

Step 3:  Promote on Facebook Click on the Facebook share button Post to your business Facebook page Put in the status:  a few short sentences that will entice people to click and read  your article.

Step 4:  Promote on LinkedIn

You will want to promote in 3 places on LinkedIn to take advantage of traffic there.

 LinkedIn Status LinkedIn Groups LinkedIn Profile – bonus tip:  Create a bio and CTA for your free offer to get people to your website.

Posting directions for LinkedIn Status and Groups:

Make sure you are signed into your LinkedIn Account.  Then click on the LinkedIn share button at the bottom of the post and start by posting to your LinkedIn status and put in the status the name of the title and a brief description of article. Click on share to groups and put in the title: Re-phrase title to look different from original title on your blog post Then type this into the description area:  a few sentences about your article that will entice your readers to click and read more. Then start typing in each of the alphabet starting with the letter A where it says post to these groups and click on each group that comes up. Keep repeating until you go through the entire alphabet.

Posting Directions for LinkedIn Pulse:

Click on the home tab Click on the pencil Then on the next screen you will copy and paste the blog post on this section.  Include the title of the post and then copy the post and paste it in here.  Be sure to look at the formatting and preview the post before publishing. Add a  Bio with a photo and CTA for the at the end of the article if you have one available.  This is a great way to get traffic to your offer. When you are done click the publish button at the bottom of the page.

Step 6:  Promote on Twitter Click on the twitter share button and post to her twitter profile It should come up with the tweet already done for you, I suggest editing it and adding a hashtag if at all possible. Step 7:  Promote on Pinterest  Click on the Pinterest button and it will pop open – make sure you are logged into your Pinterest account. Locate the post and then click on it from the images on the next page. Then you will need to select a board that you will pin it on. Just select one that closest fits the article and if none exist please make a board. When you are done click the red pin it button at the bottom of the page.

Step 8:  Make a PDF and Promote on Slide Share

This is a snap – and will take less than 5 minutes to complete!

First you need to make sure you have the pdf maker extension installed on your computer, we like to use print friendly pdf maker and it is easily installed in your browser. You can find it right here http://www.printfriendly.com/browser_tool. There are options for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari or your iPad where you can install this handy button on your browser of choice toolbar.

Click on the Print Friendly Button on your tool bar and the pdf preview will pop up. The great thing here is that you can preview and do some simple editing the pdf before you create it. Once this is done just download to your computer.

2. Log into slide share at http://slideshare.com

3. Click on the upload button

4.  Then you’ll need to do the following

Select a category for your presentation, I usually select either business or education if my post is teaching something. Add a description – be sure to include same Add a descriptive Title – just copy and paste the title from the blog post please. keywords you used in the blog post Tags – make these the same keywords that you used in the blog post

5.  Click save and continue. Then I always tweet and save my new slide share presentation to my LinkedIn Profile. You will have to be logged   into your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be able to do this.

Follow the 8 step guide to where and when to post to get more website traffic starting today and you’ll see your traffic and interaction increase!

Want the step by step instructions to help you know where and when to post in a handy to use pdf?  CLICK HERE to get your copy now

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