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You got this…

Procrastinating? Doubting yourself? It is all a part of this glorious thing called life.

It can be all too easy to take successful people of their craft, and hold them up high on a sparkly, bedazzled pedestal.

Such as actors, star athletes, millionaires and billionaires, famous musicians and so forth.

We may begin to think they have superpowers, or luck that WE don’t possess.

Nor ever will.

Yet, here’s the glaring reality I’ve come to realize lately…

These folks…

Odd as it may seem.

They are just. like. us.

They’re procrastinators.
They’re depressed souls.
They’re busy as bees.
They’re sick.

They’re dealing with “stuff.”

Their life is messy too.

The difference is?

They accomplish big goals DESPITE these things.

They’ve realized:

WHAT you do, is more important than HOW you do it.

Like chasing your dreams and achieving them, even though you may be dealing with every challenge under the sun, and are far, far from perfect.

So…

I’m not sure where you are at?

But I take it you’re just like the rest of us.

Take heart.

All the “big wigs” are just like the rest of us too.

Whatever worthwhile goals you may be chasing right now?

Moms, students, retirees, “procrastinators” and super busy people alike.

You got this!

I know you do!

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How to market using an Instagram photo contest…

An Instagram photo contest is a great way to promote your business while having some fun. A photo contest can lead to new followers while your company is giving back to the Instagram community.

But running an Instagram photo contest isn’t always easy, and can be a bit confusing. Here is a short guide on getting the most out of a photo contest, should you choose to do so.

Target Your Market

Define your target market before kicking off your photo contest. A contest for families who enjoy camping is going to look a lot different than couples who look for new and exciting places to visit in the city. Determine who you intend to engage with, and gear your contest toward them.

Team Up

Finding a partner for your Instagram photo contest can be a benefit for both businesses. Not only can you gain more followers through this method, but you’ll also receive additional exposure. Most of these types of partnerships require participants to be followers of both accounts before they can enter. Keep things simple though. There’s no need to team up with more than one business per contest.

Avoid Confusion

Make sure your rules for entering and participating in your photo contest are clear and concise. Include an ending date and time, and offer step-by-step instructions for participants, including limitations on number of entries.

Call to Action

Provide your followers a clear call to action, so that they are fully aware of the necessary steps required to enter the contest. The primary purpose of your photo contest is to gain followers or increase your exposure (but make sure you have fun too!). The two most common ways to go about doing this is to have contestants tag a friend or post a picture.

Tag a Friend – For this type of call to action, have participants tag a friend to enter the contest. When the friend sees your post and competition, they will join and tag more friends.

Post a Photo – Contestants with this type of call to action post a photo and use a specific hashtag to enter. This will allow you to track the entries, and pick a winner when the time comes.

Keep an Eye on Submissions

This is your contest, so it would behoove you to be aware of how it’s progressing. Decide how you’ll monitor your contest, whether manually or by using one of the many tools available for just such an occasion. Decide beforehand how you plan on following your contest, so you’re not scrambling to decide while submissions are rolling in.

Declare a Winner

When your contest comes to a close, it’s time to pick a winner. Some contests use a poll, while others may use a group of judges. No matter what method you choose, select a winner and notify them through Instagram.

Promote the winner on your Instagram page, but don’t forget to give credit where credit is due. Cross-promote on other platforms. Announce the results on your Twitter, Facebook, and web pages as well.

Repeat as Needed

Running an Instagram photo contest doesn’t have to be a one-time occurrence. You can have a weekly or monthly contest. Explore your options, find what works best for your company and adjust as needed. Discover a way to build habits with your followers while creating momentum with your contests.

Instagram photo contests are an excellent opportunity to have fun with the platform while building up a following. Be creative and engaging with your contests to have the most success. Not only will you expand your audience, but you’ll also have fresh content that may inspire your next photo contest. For more tips, check out DFY’s lead generation system.

A Tesla or a Honda?

Getting big ticket commissions does not have to be any harder than this.

I know sometimes I talk about some pretty big numbers…

…$1,250

…$3,300

…$5,500

Even $10K commissions and higher.

And you may be thinking, “It’s going to be ten times harder for me to sell a big ticket item like that, over selling something for under $97.”

I get it.

Seems logical to think that way.

However, does it take any more effort to sell a $100K Tesla over a $20K Honda?

No, not at all.

You’re simply selling to another piece of the marketplace, with different needs, wants, and desires.

And so, we must try not to sell from “our” viewpoints and wants, right? And often, that’s exactly what people do.

Further…

As you’re going through the 21 step modules, you’ll see how this all comes together, and will likely be much EASIER on your part to get big commissions, not harder.

This is because the system and the business you’ve partnered up with handles all of the selling and fulfillment
FOR YOU.

Your “job” is mostly one thing… 

The rest is handled for you. Just like a guy selling a Tesla doesn’t have to build the car, do the checkups, and give the oil changes, etc.

You’ll also have one task, that you can do in about 1hr a day. And it can result in up to $10K commissions being deposited into your accounts.

Would that be nice?

You can try it out right now, risk-free.

OK, I’ll try it out risk-free!

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How to build trust with social media…

One thing that stands out today in the social media world we live in is that it’s important to develop a sense of trust with your followers. This is especially true for small and medium sized businesses, since the amount of trust between business and follower will only serve to build customer loyalty.

Trust is essential to building your brand, and even the best marketers in the world won’t be able to sell a product without first establishing trust with their customer base. They must create stories that offer a connection with their consumers.

But how do you go about building that trust?

 Use Your Content

Using content is the most reliable method you have for developing trust with followers. Creating insightful, meaningful content that will provoke emotion and establish a connect with your consumers.

 Next, convert the data into graphical form

For this, you should invest in professional graphic design. There are some designers and websites that focus entirely on infographics. Look through a few portfolios and choose a designer who makes attractive-looking, useful infographics. Keep in mind that there are many ways to represent data outside of attractive pie-charts and graphs.

Turn your data over to your designer to be converted into an infographic. Make sure that your website is incorporated into the design. You’ll want to use the infographic for back-linking purposes.

Transparency

Followers want to see that you are a real, live person, not a faceless brand with which they’re doing business. They want to see your thoughts and your suggestions and learn more about you as a person. Consumers care less about the money and more about the relationship.

Take the time to develop and nurture the relationship you have with your consumer base. Show them the real you, and how you arrived at your current destination.

Pictures

Pictures are powerful. Consider the previous point and be sure to post pictures of your daily life. Followers want to see the real, unfiltered life you live. Share your daily routine with your consumers, on a regular basis so that they know who you are and what you’re doing.

Mind Your Manners

Being polite and courteous goes a long way. Even though we may not give these words a second thought, the person we offer them to will remember them. When someone shares your post, make sure you thank them. If you need something from someone, make sure you ask them with a please.

Accept Criticism

The harsh reality is that you and your business are going to be criticized. It comes with the territory of being truthful. Respond positively to critique. Allow it to be an opportunity for learning and growth. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe, but have an open mind that you might be in the wrong. Followers will notice how you respond.

Have Fun

This is social media after all, isn’t it? You’re connecting with thousands (if not more) of people from around the world in an instant, something never before possible in the history of our species. We have information about anything available at our fingertips. Enjoy what you’re doing. Have fun with it!

Be Adventurous

Don’t be afraid to try something new or unique when it comes to your social media accounts. It may not work, but followers will see that you’re willing to take a chance on something innovative. Sure you might fall flat on your face, but there’s also the possibility that you’ll succeed.

Be Responsive and Respectful

Responding to comments on posts isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Some people simply want to watch the world burn. Be respectful to everyone. Sometimes it’s not the easiest thing to do, but it is the right thing. And as mentioned previously, followers and customers will see how you react, and the correct response now may lead to additional business in the future.

Trust is something you earn, not something that’s given. Your followers put their trust in you because they see the real you and the way you handle everyday life. Use the trust and loyalty others have in you to develop relationships and provide your customers a great experience. For more information, you can check out DFY’s lead generation system.

New Year’s Resolutions…

Getting to a full-time, side-income is simple, but it isn’t always easy!

2018 is looming right around the corner now. The holiday season is already upon us!

And…

It’s around this time of year that many start setting “New Year’s Resolutions.”

Yet, very few people ever stick to them.
Isn’t that true from what you’ve seen too?

Yes, there’s always the early on motivation.

Even a good plan to reach the goal may be in their hands. But because of what we’ve always done, it can be all too easy to slip right back into old routines and habits.

It can happen so fast, we don’t even realize how or when we got off track.

One thing that may help?

Set a “structure” around your big goals that eliminates anything that can get you off track.

And ADD the things that will keep you on track, making your chances of success near inevitable.

For example:

If someone would like to drop some weight, and add on some strength and muscle, they may go invest in a gym membership.

And yet find they only step into the gym once or twice before they’re back to their old routines.

Some don’t even step foot into the gym.

That’s because they didn’t go a step further, and set up a structure around that specific goal.

For instance…

Removing any and all bad foods in their homes. Getting the rest of their family on board to support them.

Taking a different route to work that avoids unhealthy spots they typically are drawn to.

Putting the gym clothes on before they go to sleep, or sitting them by the bed so they can slip them on and go work out without any early AM resistance.

Another thing?

Instead of just having a gym membership, they could invest $1k for 6 months worth of personal training.

Now, they’re invested.
Someone is there to support and guide them.

There’s accountability, mentoring, and a whole lot more in their corner now.

The same thing often happens in this business.

It’s easy to start, but it’s even easier to slip back into old routines, which can cost us the income and lifestyle we want for our families.

That’s why I use this system…

You get a step-by-step, proven to work system to follow along with progressively, each day. (takes only 1hr or so per lesson, on average.)

And, you’re getting a Personal Coach to support you and help you along the way.

Wouldn’t that be helpful?

Now…

You still have to show up.

You have to be willing to WANT this, and to do the work.

Yet, you’re willingness, coupled with this proven system, and the support, well, some say it’s almost hard to fail with this.

Try it out today.

I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year!

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How to increase your sales with content marketing…

All businesses strive to increase their profit margin using various marketing strategies. Content marketing is one tactic used to improve your company’s revenue. Many advertisers overlook this form of marketing because they don’t understand its full potential. Let’s take a look at how content marketing can help your business grow and become a leader in your industry

Advertisers use content marketing to attract new customers to a brand. You can use this form of marketing on your company’s website to transform it into a hub filled with valuable information. This content could include weekly blogs or articles featuring exciting topics, all related to what your company is selling

When you use content marketing on your website, look forward to adding many more pages. You will be using more keywords and phrases, and you will have more interesting links to add to social media. Your updated content will also provide you with a reason to send out an email to your customers. That will help you to strike up a conversation with members of your target audience as you also build up your brand’s credibility

Did you know that content marketing could also promote your customer lifetime value? While content marketing is helpful when it comes to attracting more customers, gaining more prospects is never an easy task. Therefore, you should think about other routes to take to increase your revenue that doesn’t require you to expand your target audience. To do this, you will need to increase the value of your current customers

When you use content marketing, you are consistently putting out new information that will help you reach out to your customers as often as you can. You always want to bring your most popular products or services back to the front burner when it comes to your frequent customers. They are the consumers who help keep you in business, those who stay loyal to your brand for many years

But there are also customers who may stay loyal, yet only purchase from your company once or twice per year. These are the people that require your focus and attention. Content marketing can help inspire them to eliminate the lag time between their purchases

There are times when a consumer may be in need of a product you sell, but it gets pushed aside to a later date. Sending out an email or adding relevant content to your website can help to reduce the amount of time between their purchases and increase your profits

Many people say that the best form of advertising is word-of-mouth. And in most cases, that’s very true. If you want your customers talking to their close friends, co-workers and family members about your brand, then you need to provide them with exciting content to discuss. That means you need to come up with content that they will love and want to share with others

To be more proactive with your word-of-mouth advertising efforts, you should try publishing something extraordinary and relatable to your customers. Look into everyday problems that your products or services can solve. Then send out a notification to your customers and ask them to share the content with others who they feel would enjoy it

Did you know that you can use content marketing in such a way that it will help you cut down on your expenses as a business owner? With the right strategy, you can decrease the number of hours your customer support team members work, saving you money. That proves that your company profits are not just tied to the revenue you make, but also your overall company expenses. 

Once you begin using more content marketing on your website, on social media, and in newsletter emails to your customers, you will quickly see how beneficial this marketing tactic can be. Content marketing allows you and your sales team to deliver quality leads that take less time to create.

I hope you have enjoyed this article about how content marketing can help your business grow.

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Small actions = Big results…

Small things can bring big results.

One small action can set off a cascade of many other great things to happen to you during the rest of your day.

But it’s not always easy to see this.

For example:

Exercising isn’t always easy to get up and do. It takes time and effort, right?

It may even feel like we’re making a sacrifice when we head off to the gym or go out on a run.

Especially if we’ve never been able to stick to a routine in the past, and we’re always back to square one, or worse.

However…

Getting up at the crack of dawn, putting on your shoes, and going for a walk or run, even for just 15 to 30 minutes? (or a gym workout))

It sets off a “cascade effect” for the rest of the day.

You work out your stress as you’re running and doing exercises.

You feel more energy and confidence.

You end up eating better.
You feel more self-control.

Before you know it, you’re looking better, making better decisions, you are happier, and you’re quitting bad habits, etc.

People notice that you’re glowing now.

And it started with one, small, tiny, but hard enough to start, action.

Sure, you may or may not feel this way on day one, but a few days or weeks in, the “effect” WILL happen…

See how this works?

Same thing can happen in other areas of our life too!

By using this system…

And leveraging it for just 30 or so minutes a day, you can start to see amazing results.

You can get commissions up to $10K… Which can allow you to work less, or even retire yourself from your j-o-b.

No more alarm clocks or bumper-to-bumper commutes during rush hour.

You may end up traveling more, doing more with family and friends.

Volunteering to worthy causes that lights up your heart.

All from one small, tiny action…

Little things add up!

As Johann Lavatar says, “Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.”

Focus on the moments.
The small daily actions.

You may be pleasantly surprised at the results!

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Essential tips for marketing on Facebook…

When your company could use a boost in sales, Facebook is an excellent place to turn to. The social media giant has helped all types of businesses, from those just starting out to those that have been around for decades, reach out directly to their target audience

If you haven’t created a page for your business on Facebook, or you feel that your social media marketing strategy could use an upgrade, here are a few essential tips that you should try to help improve your Facebook marketing game.

To get the most out of your Facebook marketing strategies, you need to make sure that you’re reaching out to every member of your target audience. You can connect with potential customers all over the world, so, if your business can serve international customers, why not take full advantage of that

Facebook has a couple of tools to help you reach out to your target audience such as EdgeRank and the Reach Generator.

EdgeRank is an algorithm Facebook uses to determine what content is the most screen worthy. There are three factors that determine if your content is valuable enough to appear, and those are weight, time, and affinity

Facebook determines the weight score, or popularity score based on the type and the amount of interaction your post receives such as likes or comments. The time score looks at how relevant your content remains over time, and the affinity score is based on how many times fans engaged with your company’s posts in the past

Now on to the Reach Generator. This tool can expose your target audience to updates about your products that they otherwise may not see. Facebook stated that your basic post made by a company will only reach around 16% of fans. By using the Reach Generator, major brands can reach as many as 98% of their fans throughout a 28-day period. You can receive twice as much engagement using this tool as well

Another helpful Facebook ad tool is the Open Graph. This tool makes it possible for any action expressed on the social media page to provide you with a great marketing opportunity. One good example of use of the Open Graph system is streaming music apps

When you listen to a song on Pandora, you have the option to share what you’re listening to with your friends. By doing so, your friends will see that you like the song, they may like or leave a comment on the post. Pandora gets free exposure (as well as the band you’re listening to)

A good piece of advice about placing ads on Facebook, is that sometimes less is more. According to marketing experts, sharing information just for the sake of hearing yourself talk is pointless and a waste of time. What that means is that if you want to make your target audience feel like they are a part of something big, and it doesn’t make them feel like they’re constantly marketed to all the time

For some companies, making posts more fun and interactive is the best way to sell their brand. It shows that there is more to your company than just the products you make, which can give your company a more relatable and friendly outlook. While this may not be a tool, it is a helpful piece of advice that really works

And finally, the Facebook Page Manager is a tool that can help your online marketing team save time. This tool allows you to keep track of everything your followers are up to so that you can learn more about your target audience with less research involved. It also allows you to manage up to 50 pages from your smartphone device so that you can check out page activity no matter where you are

There are plenty of other marketing tools available to Facebook users that can help your company grow and gain profit. Some may work better for your specific brand than others so it’s a good idea to experiment to find out which of these essential tools will work best for you

I hope that you have gained some valuable information concerning how to gain more exposure for your company on Facebook.

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Learning to say NO!

Once you get used to this, it may even become FUN…

Learning how to master a two-letter word can make all the difference in the world!

The two-letter word?

NO.

Getting better at both saying no, and getting more comfortable at hearing the word no, can result in breakthrough after breakthrough.

Your income can skyrocket. You’ll free up hours each day.

Yet…

Saying no can be hard can’t it?

We feel like we may be letting someone down, or it may feel like we’re rejecting them or we will be judged ourselves.

There’s also FOMO. The fear of missing out.

We just don’t want to turn down a good opportunity.

I get it.

But if we can let go of all that, and just so “No” when we need to,

Then we’re able to get results and focus on what really, truly matters to us.

This may help…

Imagine you’re going to the airport. You’ve booked and paid for a vacation to Hawaii.

The plane takes off in one hour.

Your friend calls and wants to have lunch.

“You down for tacos?!”

Would you have a problem saying NO?

Likely not, right?

Why?

Because, you have a clear purpose and destination. You’ve got an agenda. Set plans.

There’s somewhere you’re going.

So here’s the thing…

Shouldn’t all our days be like this?

We don’t want to be like a ship at sail without a destination. At the whim of every wave and change of winds.

With a finite purpose in your days, just like headed to the airport, it can be much, much easier to say no.

Hope this helps!

As I mentioned, being a bit better at saying no can free up hours and hours of your time.

So if building a nice income on the side has been a big goal of yours, but time has been an issue…

This should help you free up the 30 to 60 minutes or so a day that’s required to build up to a nice side income.

Try the step-by-step system I use (Don’t forget to check out the generous guarantee before you get started today!)

If you can find some extra time in your day, and can follow the plan, it can result in up to $10K commissions.

You won’t get to $10K overnight, but we’ll start with a plan to get your first commission up to $1k.

Then you’ll be off to Hawaii for real.

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The 5 major reasons why people post on social media…

Social media has taken the internet by storm. There are 31.25 million Facebook messages, 347,222 tweets, 17,361 LinkedIn profile views, 48,611 Instagram pictures, and 300 hours of YouTube videos uploaded each minute. The internet is full of content that’s constantly being created or shared.

We already know what is happening, but let’s dig a little deeper and get to the “why” of it. Why do people love sharing on social media? What’s the psychology behind it?

As luck would have it, a study by the New York Times Consumer Insight Group found the answer for us. Researchers concluded that there were five major reasons why people share on social media:

Entertainment

Perhaps this is the most obvious answer, but it was also the least common reason out of the five. Everyone loves a good dog video or a funny prank that they can laugh at and share with their friends. After all, what is the internet for if not entertainment?

Less than half of shares are motivated by entertainment or passion. Nevertheless, it does explain the tendency for funny YouTube videos to go viral as people want all their friends to see it.

Supporting a cause

It’s almost impossible to go onto social media and not see someone talking about a cause they are passionate about. The study found that 84% of respondents use social media to share their support for a social cause. Whether it’s fighting against immigration bans or police brutality, social media remains a powerful tool for expression.

A perfect example of this would be the Ice Bucket Challenge. Politicians, celebrities, athletes, and hundreds of others all participated in this viral challenge which helped raise over $130 million for various ALS organizations.

Self-Fulfillment

Related to the above point, many people share on social media to feel good about themselves. A simple click of a button can let all your Facebook friends know how they can best provide relief to hurricanes or donate to their local homeless shelter.

Sure, some might call it slacktivism, but it’s hard to overlook just how excellent social media is for raising awareness of important causes. It’s an easy way for people to make themselves feel better while fighting for a good and noble cause.

Expressing Yourself

The study found that 68% of respondents love sharing things that they feel helps them express who they are. Whether someone is showing the world their love of dogs or how excited they are for the latest blockbuster summer hit, there’s something that just feels good about expressing yourself. No places are as good at showing someone’s uniqueness as social media.

It only takes a few clicks to let the world know who you are and what you like. Many people don’t have the chance to divulge such details about themselves in the regular world, so social media provides a wonderful vehicle where they can truly be themselves without fear of judgment or restriction.

Friendship

This last point takes us to the social aspect of social media. More and more people are making new friends and connections online. It doesn’t matter if you’re finding your next hot date on Tinder or connecting with a potential new business partner on LinkedIn—social media and the internet has made meeting new people much easier than ever.

According to the study, 78% of respondents share on social media to keep in touch with old friends. It makes sense when you consider that the vast majority of Facebook friend lists are people that most users never keep in touch with. Sharing content allows them to reconnect with those who they haven’t talked to in a while and rekindle old friendships.

Conclusion

It’s impossible to deny the massive influence that social media has in our current day and age. The influence of companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram also allows brands to capitalize on new opportunities as they can reach people who are just casually scrolling through pages from the comfort of their phone.

Take a look at your content and ask how it plays in to one of these five psychological factors. You never know what sort of marketing strategies might arise after a little bit of introspection.

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