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Feb 05, 2011 11:36 pm#

Jeff Beeman
At this point in your marketing career, you might be saying, “That’s easy for you to say. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” For a very small number of people that might be true, but according to the Nielsen Company, the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV every single day. Imagine how much you could accomplish in your Internet Marketing efforts if you used 1 or 2 of those hours each day to focus on the kinds of tasks mentioned in this Blog post!!

Read more here --> http://newatmysite.com/prospecting4wealth/why-most-affiliates-fail%E2%80%A6-and-what-to-do-about-it



Jeff Beeman
http://jeffbeeman.clearlythebest.com

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Feb 06, 2011 1:45 amre: #

Chris Janssen
What I wouldn't give to have even a portion of that time to devote to what I choose! :)

Make it a great day!
Chris

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Feb 07, 2011 11:28 amre: re: #

Jeff Beeman
Maybe these ideas will be helpful as well to stay focused through the work day and better organizing our time. Brought to you by http://justsell.com

4 ways to knock out the bulk of distractions

1. Establish focus hours with your team (or company-wide) – chunks of time each day where everyone will allow everyone else to focus (that includes you). No inter-office communications unless it truly can’t wait. At JustSell, ours are from 9 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 4 pm (4 total hours a day). You’ll make mistakes occasionally and break focus hours but with commitment and reinforcement, everyone will benefit. If you’re really SalesTough (see below if you don’t know what this is) in order to minimize outside distractions, let your family and friends know your focus hours.
2. Turn off email alerts and commit to checking it at the most minimal level you feel is possible for your particular sales world without having a negative impact on service. If you’re Sales Tough, most of your inbound emails are probably important but still don’t need attention for at least an hour (if not longer). Be truthful with yourself and set your interval so everyone wins. If you can set only two or three specific times a day to respond to email, do it. (See below for what we learned by checking it only 3 times a day.) Consider having an auto-responder that let’s people know when you address your email (e.g., “Thanks for your note. I usually check my email three times daily (8:30 am, 11:30 am, 4:30 pm). If you need me immediately, please call my cell/ assistant/ office line.).”

3. Turn off instant messaging services unless your work absolutely requires it to get the job done. Having to phone someone or talk with them live (by visiting them) will make you more aware and respectful of someone else’s time (and yours).

4. Avoid the web during money hours unless you absolutely need it for your work. The distractions are endlessly wonderful for those who’d prefer to avoid making things happen (which of course, isn’t your goal). If you must open a browser during the money hours (or focus hours), make sure your home page is something that doesn’t have the potential to encourage you down destruction distraction road (e.g., news or email sites, personalized pages, etc.). Search and discover outside your money hours or at lunch.

Happy Selling!
Jeff Beeman

http://jeffbeeman.clearlythebest.com

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Feb 07, 2011 2:11 pmre: re: #

Heidi Caswell
Chris, I can relate.

I remember years back, a single guy, no family, full-time mlm, do a breakdown on hours in a day and how easily people can find 15-20 hours a day to work their mlm. How most people spend 30 hours a week in front of TV.

So me and a friend of mine, also with family tried our hour lists, factoring time with kids, volunteer work with their activities, cooking meals, laundry, feeding baby, etc. I don't remember what we came up with, but it seemed with only 5 hours a week we didn't even have enough time for 8 hours sleep. Now if 3-4 of those hours are spent in attending a local weekly meeting, an all day event every month or 2, listening to conference calls, no time would be left for doing the parts which paid you.

Realizing we needed more time, looked for things to cut out. Kids could help more around the house. Downside is until you get them trained to do so, it takes more time out of your schedule, but still worth doing.

We looked cutting back on activities, kids sports, volunteer work, etc. But that was where we were meeting the most people, gaining customers, distributors, new friends. We came to the conclusion best to scale back on training type meetings, get better at collecting names and phone numbers while out and about, make followup calls to schedule apts while waiting at dr's office, to pick up kids after practice, etc. And that babies and toddlers are people magnets. Later I learned this was called lifestyle marketing.

I remember one time, while struggling whether I could do a home business with my crazy schedule, I was sure it couldn't be done. I shouldn't even consider such a thing. My kids were at the park, my sponsor there too with kids. Meet a new mom at park, talked, and as we got ready to leave she volunteered her cell number so I could keep in touch. Next day I went to neighbor's garage sale, meet new neighbor who after talking a few minutes said we need to be in business together, said I already had one and she invited me in to talk to her and her husband to tell them more.

I realized at that time that the single guy was not a good mentor for me, he had no idea what my lifestyle was like, etc. That I'd be better finding successful moms to learn from, and sharing what worked for me.

Heidi Caswell
http://GetYourCardsHere.com

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Feb 08, 2011 5:14 pmre: #

Walt Williams
Hopefully this will motivate some to start a blog someday. I saw this story on local television news.

A woman who lives in a small farm community in Oklahoma decided to start a blog about her farming life. She calls it:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/

It has become so popular that she gets 22 million visits per month. If you can do even a tenth of that, advertisers would pay you very nicely indeed!

Would that not be bigger than having your own popular, local television show, but much less demanding?

Walt

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Feb 08, 2011 5:40 pmre: re: #

Tony Rush
Walt, it's interesting you mention that here.  My wife is acquainted with Ree ("The Pioneer Woman") through
a homeschooling discussion forum and my wife has frequently mentioned the growth of her popularity over
the years.


Today, Ree regularly chimes in to the discussions while traveling.  She's constantly doing morning
shows like Good Morning America.  All because she started a blog.


With that said, though, I've learned there's a difference in "having a blog" and "being a professional
blogger" (which is what Ree does).


I'm starting a new project this month (non-network marketing) that I felt would be well-served by having
a blog.  But I was reminded once again that -- any blog done properly -- is not a small investment of time.

In other words, blogging is like anything else:  more people do it poorly than do it well.  And doing it well
requires one to either invest a fair amount of time and energy and learning.....or pay someone else to take care of it.

I will probably opt for a combination of the two.  I'm interviewing for a "blog manager" right now.  If all
goes well, I'll basically just take care of the content and tell the blog manager how I want the blog to
function and what I want it to look like.

As blogging relates to network marketing, it's helpful for SEO purposes and -- if you're into 'branding
yourself as an expert', it can attract a certain kind of prospect.  But, if the focus of network marketing is to
consistently put 'X' number of people every day in front of one's business........producing a
well-produced and up-to-date blog may turn out to be more work and effort  than it's worth.  
At least from an income-producing standpoint.

Tony Rush
http://www.tonyrush.com

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Feb 09, 2011 11:55 amre: re: re: #

Jeff Beeman
I'll touch base with you on that one Tony. The Network Blog system we are using with 2GSM would be worth your time to look at.

Basic Info - http://2gainsalesmatters.com//64

Jeff B.

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Feb 09, 2011 4:48 pmre: re: re: re: #

Tony Rush
No, I mean I'm looking for a professional whom I can pay to just manage the blog, period. I just want to write content and give direction on design/function.

I don't want to have to be involved in the actual creation/development beyond an admin level.

I have very little interest in learning what's required to actually do the work myself. I learned years ago that, first and foremost, I'm a marketer; not a programmer, coder, designer, graphic artist, etc.

So, I delegate stuff I don't want to do so I can focus on the things that actually make money.

Tony

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Feb 09, 2011 7:00 pmre: re: re: re: re: #

Heidi Caswell
Tony, which is why I love wordpress, I imagine other content management systems work much the same way. I do such for a couple of friends, yet there is more money and fun in developing my own sites vs working for others.

With wordpress you can either do it yourself, or outsource the setup, customizing part and simply add content.

Jeff, how does your system differ from wordpress? advantages? disadvantages? check your link, getting a 404 error.

Heidi Caswell
http://GetYourCardsHere.com

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Feb 09, 2011 7:31 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: #

Heidi Caswell
Jeff, skip the wordpress question. Looks like it is built upon wordpress, using with several plugins/themes available. I imagine it may make things easier for someone not familiar with wordpress.

Now when I create my own custom wordpress sites, I have complete control, I can take out links in the footers to various themes and plugins used, if my host isn't doing it's job I can move my database/files to a better server. Full control, complete ownership. I can post as many times as I want per week without paying additional costs, (maybe costs are for content created for you) Yes, takes time to learn to do such, yet a person could hire someone to do such and just add their content.

Is that higher cost per post because the content is also written for you, is that content unique or do others use it too?

Without looking into the system further it looks like a way for people to drive traffic to their sites through seo'd blogs with content added on autopilot. Good for people who want the added traffic boost, but not spend time learning how to create a blog, with related content automatically added. Are you able to add your own content too?

Heidi








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Feb 10, 2011 3:57 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: #

Jeff Beeman
Don't know how all this went from a time management post to a String about Blogging but OK..I'll roll with it.

Tony - You would be paying a professional to do the Admin. Yes you would put in all your own content. Yes as much as you want! Plus you can get some provided content if you so desire. It's your Blog. 2GSM is just giving some help on the Technical and Admin side.

Heidi....Yes our Network Blog system is designed for somebody who does not want the challenge of learning how to do it all themselves. You provide the topic we provide a 3.0 Word Press Blog with all the goodies you described. We also set it up to Network with Other Blogs in the same Niche domain. BUT...You have plenty of control to post, edit posts, change themes, turn on or off plug ins, Ad plug ins, Monitize it how ever you want. Check mine out at http://prospecting4wealth.com It's loaded with features! and all for one low monthly investment of $37. Only if I wanted to add more pre-written content would the monthly fee increase.

Like Tony I didn't want all the Admin Headaches. I'm a marketer focusing on the making money part as well! $$ ;o)

If you are a professional Blogger and can do all that Heidi is describing on your own then you do not need this. If you are a marketer or business owner needing a site that will draw in traffic with Professionally written SEO Content and tools provided then this is a viable option.

Happy Blogging Folks!
Jeff B.

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Feb 10, 2011 5:01 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: #

Heidi Caswell
Thanks Jeff,very clear now.

Time management: knowing which tools (including websites) to use for your own specific needs.

Heidi





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