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Cogs & Logs Monday Motivational Marketing

img pack my reseller rightsI saw this posted in FaceBook and for a change it was one that made some sense:

Wanted: Encouragers – we have a surplus of critics already, thanks.

Unfortunately, like the better quotes of the day, this one belongs to unknown’. So I went looking for one more to suit the theme of this post.

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing about!” ~~ Benjamin Franklin

Either way, Ben has it right on the button. Marketing is a spiraling
roller coaster of thoughts and actions. Either you are feeling pumped,
or you are at odds with yourself over every action.

Blog your feelings to a hungry world of readers who ride that same
roller coaster. Sharing what you are going through can be a catalyst
for someone out there who, in turn, can give you that special bit of gold
that can rejuvenate your energy for marketing.

Becoming an inspiration to fellow marketers is a great way to position
you out there on the Net. Surprisingly, some emotions that might
appear negative at first, can become a powerful inspiration to someone
on the other end who may feel like they are drowning.

Bottom line?  “Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde.

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Sunday Conference:

The topic was Email Deliverability.
The content was mind altering. Certainly informative and opened up
the avenues to how to examine your own practices vs. the way an ISP
might be looking at your email sender reputation in order to make
filtering decisions. Oh, you thought it was “their” fault?

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How critical are you about Marketing ethics?

Are you aware that Marketing ethics are considered a formative part
of relationship building? In that case, how does your prospective
market judge you – and judge they will:

  • Having a clear code of ethical practices
  • You operate according to some moral standard or theory
  • You employ them when
  • evaluating business ethics ie
      • utilitarianism
      • duty-based theories
      • virtue ethics

When you make the news, which is where you need to head for,
it better not be your clients view your marketing ethics as
a marketing strategy that is unfair, or exploitive or deceptive.

Philosophical terms most promoted are the need to be those that
emphasize transparency, a trustworthiness that exhibits integrity
as well as fairness to consumers and prospective clients.

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Cogs & Logs Weekly Round Up

The journey that spells success is targeted to winMonday last we talked about emails being the equalizer between publishers/advertisers and affiliates/downline subscribers.

You work extra hard to find that new person so following up immediately to give them a workable structure is paramount to creating the right connection. Tuesday gave you lots of insights on how to do exactly that.

Wednesday we moved right into insights on blogging then
followed that with a four parts series that brought you up to
middle of this week and checklist time.  Oh man can I tell you
horror stories of lost income, tech messes and upset members
who depend on you to be on the ball with what you offer them.

The only checklist that can let you down is the one you do not
use. We aren’t getting any younger folks so using a strategy
here and there that can save you hours, time and
embarrassment is a plus.

It all ties in with time flies when you are having fun. Are you?
because if fun, joy, a little happiness and all that good stuff is
eluding you then time to make some huge changes in daily
habits.

Do add reading the cogs & Logs news to your daily habits and
give us some feedback? The more we hear from you the better
chance we will choose subjects you want to read about.

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subscribers and you could be the next winner. There is also
spillover allotted to all members who surf and bring in at least
ONE subscriber in 10khits4unow and in Clickaholics.

ViralHost Conferences are back in flash room!

Thursday and Sundays are finding our members coming out
in force to attend the 9pm EST conferences. There is so
much going on and so much for you to polish up or learn
about. Be there – participate.

http://viralhost.com/conf2.html

Have a super relaxing weekend.

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Cogs & Logs Blogging Part III

004_42One of the more difficult decisions for new bloggers to make is do they go free or professional?

So let’s get down and dirty and do some logical thinking. The only real thing you need on line to succeed is a domain name and hosted property.

Seriously, if you plan on being around for any length of time and the idea of income is floating past your eyeballs then this IS the only step you need to take to determine your blogging future and how it will fit in creating you and the desired income you have always wanted.

You are always going to have the terms FREE and professionall tossed in your face. There is a lot of good on both sides if you are careful BUT … there are horror stories. Read on.

Here is the skinny on why FREE just won’t cut it.

Lots of hosting companies provide you with FREE hosting to carry Blogger or WordPress blogs. The conditions are clear though.

TERMS of SERVICE lump all parts of your blog name and tools together and state quite clearly  “The Website is owned and operated by Company name terms supplying the hosting.”

The horror stories are not funny for the people caught up in choosing free hosting. For as many times as you will read it recommended that if you are just starting out, then choosing Blogger and Google hosting can see like a great deal.

So what is the problem?

It’s their prerogative to tag your site as spam and shut you down without any chance of recovering your data.

Once you build a following, and your posts are regular, they will suggest it is time for you to upgrade. IF you monetize and begin to make any sum of money that request will come sooner with the warning you either upgrade with them or they will have no choice but to shut your blog down.

What if you do not like their upgrade hosting terms?  You can feel free to walk away but not take your blog with you, One thing left out of most of these FREE blog hosting offers is the use of a cPanel. No cPanel and you cannot back up your blog.

IF you choose to go free then do read the fine print BEFORE you take the leap of faith. The TOS or Terms of Agreement are your contract with the company providing FREE hosting.

You have all the responsibility for content, visitors, comments etc. And the ‘Company’ has the right to change that content if it is not in agreement with it, alter or remove entirely, keywords of your choice for theirs. AND they hold the ultimate right to shut down your blog for real or imagined infractions that break their Terms of Agreement.

WE Choose WordPress Professional

ALL our Blogs are WordPress Professionally hosted on ViralHost.  It is what I would strongly recommend any NEW blogger do from the get go. Be professional. Whatever your intent is for the moment, it can change. The idea of facing future transitions and possible loss of your data is unthinkable.

Start in the right position, from the very beginning and never look back!

Hosting your WordPress Blog with ViralHost means your content is your own. Moving in or moving on, our support people will make your actions super easy.

Our CHEAPEST ViralHost hosting package begins at $5.95 a month. Before you hmm your way into other companies charging less, you need to compare the perks. Including the kind of support that does not ask you to use your credit card for answers.

All our blogs come with their own cPanel. That is each one is carefully set up to be singularly intelligent – meaning the name, values and content can each be relevant to their own specific theme.

We also do daily backups of your site. Never lost time or data. The bandwidth is clearly stated. NO UNLIMITED as we could do like others. Here you understand what UNLIMITED really means.

WordPress Choices

WordPress offers two formats for your choice. We recommend you choose to host a professional version on ViralHost.com and in doing so, we will guide you through the proper installation and help you get set up and running with full control of your blog.

It is not always the time it takes to set up a blog but spending the right amount of time to make sure the installation is ready to accept the plugins and layout you wish to work with.

Security

The major concern in setting up any blog is security. That alone suggests your safest route is on a hosted site where you have the necessary control.  Your site with ViralHost is hosted on our servers spread across several data centers making it super fast, secure and always available.

The security ‘holes’ referred to often come from the free versions posted who knows where. With ViralHost, we’ve got your back!

There will always be problems, from niggly to serious that will pay off handsomely to  have your blog on a hosted site.  It really pays to have the right kind of support behind your efforts.

ReSources: Part I and Part II of this series.
http://newsletters.viralhost.com/?p=456
http://newsletters.viralhost.com/?p=461

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Using Your Blog To Practice Article Writing

quill penWhile the net is an ever changing baby growing by leaps and bounds, keeping you overwhelmed, there is a need for what you know so get a blog going.

I strongly recommend a WordPress PRO blog on your own domain. That is what makes it a pro version. It is also what gains you credibility in the eyes of future viewers.

Definition of Article Writing

Basically, it is the act of writing articles about particular topics, then distributing those articles to a certain kind of site as a way of getting links back to your own site. Article Directories become your best friend as you learn how to produce the articles that create an anticipatory audience.

Watch out here. NOT all links are good links. Search Engines have their own idea of what kind of back links interest them. For now, you are just starting out so take a deep breath and just have fun with the hundred and one ideas you might have in mind for articles.

List Building of a Different Kind

You will need to make a list of the myriad of ideas that come to mind when you are eating, sleeping and mowing the grass. There is no set time or reason for when an idea will strike you so always have a pencil and notepad with you to jot the ideas down as they come to you.

Do you have to be passionate about writing?

You are best to write about things you know. However, there is no reason why you cannot make another list. This time of bloggers or article writers  you can find with  a little research.

Studying the people who are involved in article writing or blogging, is a super idea to fill your brain with instant learning.

Remember though, to create your own style and do NOT plagiarize their work on penalty of copyright infringement. That carries quite the fine and sometimes a jail sentence.

The blog is your notebook on the world. What you see, feel and want to speak about in the written word. It becomes easier and easier with practice. The more you write, the more you will want to write.

Internet Website Value Content

Article marketing can be considered akin to Web content. It works in any niche or industry creating a snowball effect that will lead people back to your site over and over again.

The start of your writing whether blog direct or Article Marketing per se, will probably be available to the public at large. So what you want to do, is create a few entries for viewers to find you while you become comfortable with your style. Then you want to create a subscription page so they can continue to receive your articles.

Now you are list building for loyal customers for the future or  for products and services you have to offer. Why is this form of list building so important?  It will become a top priority in making your business a success.

And yes, the list comes first. You can start a dozen businesses or become an affiliate but the conversions or sales will not roll in unless you have a list to make your offers to.

The idea of FREE usually results in you trading your name and working email for the FREE offer. Whether or not the list you suddenly find yourself on is worth the bother remains to be seen. But it IS the working business model you will use too so make sure what you have to offer is what your list will want.

There is lots of food for thought here to digest. But first stay on track and practice your writing. That is your starting point so get with it! When you have to get up in the middle of the night because some fabulous idea niggles your brain refusing to let you sleep, don’t blame me. You more than likely got bitten by the writing bug. And he is insatiable.

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Fran Klasinski-warrior lady recommends Viralhost.comFran Klasinski-warriorlady
Mentoring you with common sense
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Admin/Owners:
ViralHost.com
Mike Jeter – Telephone: 1-216-258-1474 (EST)
Fran Klasinski – Telephone: 1-613-394-0868 (EST)
George Culp – Telephone: 1-806-385-9108 (CST)
Sharon Ticknor – Telephone: 1-905-685-3013 (EST)

Contact Via Yahoo Instant Messenger:
Feel free to add your Admin Staff:
Fran – franniec41
George – gofermatch
Sharon – sharon.ticknor
Mike – mjeter45

ViralHost.com
Work with people who care! #1 in Training & support.
The hosting company with all the right business tools.
Including building your website as a hosted member.
Safe, secure, budget conscious. We’ve got your back!

Your Business Blogs you need to read
SEE The Blogroll on the side.clipart pointing hand

Places to learn, earn and share

ViralHost Conference Scheduler
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ViralHost Facebook Fan Page
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ViralHost Social Community
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