Productivity is all about efficiency. That is doing more faster with less.
And with increasing demands of today’s any time anywhere workplace, it has never been more important.
Now to get the most out of your day you need to focus on 3 main things.
You need to put yourself in a position where you can focus on doing the right task for the moment.
Being “in the zone” all the time is tiresome.
The brain, just like any muscle gets tired the more it’s used.
In this video, I will show you ways to build more rest and renewal into your daily routine.
You will discover the Pomodoro technique that I use to stay on top of my game and in flow.
Entrepreneurship is a long term focus and taking care of yourself every day determines how effectively will be the next.
Save the mental sprints for when they are needed.
Should You Use Paid Ads to Promote Your Small Business?
Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however, it can be an expensive endeavor if you don’t really know what you are doing.
Ever told somebody your business idea and have them laugh at you?
That happens in life and it can be painful but I want to show you that you can have the last laugh today.
There are hundreds and hundreds of businesses that when somebody hears about them for the first time, they can’t imagine it happening. If they cannot imagine it, or they do not have an idea of how it all works out they would just laugh.
Many businesses were started that way but they’ve turned out to be a way of life.
Imagine when the Wright brothers started off saying we’re gonna fly. How many people laughed at them?
And in the 1700 when people started sailing across the seas and telling them of all the land that they had discovered.
Whenever you start something and because of people’s limiting beliefs, they will do their best to stop you because they want to protect you.
They will do their best to help you if they know how to do it.
So in today’s video we gonna show you how to bring an idea to life and making stick.
I always say this, people come to the Internet to get information. Now if your business is the one providing that information, people get to know like and trust you and people only do business with those that they know like and trust.
Believe it or not more and more companies are integrating and seeing amazing results from providing their best content for free.
At first, it might seem like a ludicrous concept
I mean how can you expect to turn a profit if you’re going to get nothing for the content that you giving away?
Listen to this video and see how me and my clients are turning all the information we have into free products and making a killing while giving stuff away for free.
One of my marketing mantras over the years has been “Know your audience (before you open your mouth).”
People will hear your message a lot better if you are speaking their language.
You don’t communicate with your doctor like you would with a toddler, and you don’t assume a Russian speaks Japanese.
Watch today’s Show and dont forget to share…
UPDATE: It seems not only Instagram and Massplanner who have been forced to close their service, but also other lesser-known bot sites.
Not so long ago, one of the most popular social media bot services— has been forced to discontinue their service at the request of Instagram.
A lot of people suffered from this move, especially social media marketers who utilize these kinds of automation services to save time and hack the growth of their Instagram accounts.
At the time, everyone went on the lookout for a reliable Instagram bot alternative. One of the most popular alternatives and arguably the best social media automation software on the Internet was the number choice for many social media marketers.
MassPlanner allows users to automate their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+ and Tumblr accounts for 24/7. (More than any other social media bot service!)
But not anymore, MassPlanner has been shut down at the request of Instagram today (May 13, 2017)!
This is what you will see when you go to their website:
Due to Instagram cracking down on two of the most popular social media bots on the Internet in less than one month—the future of Instagram automation bots is unclear. It will not be a surprise anymore If Instagram decided to crack down on other social media bot services. In fact, many social media experts suspect this to be the case in the near future.
These types of social media bot services provide marketers and businesses with the ability to automate and grow their social media accounts for 24/7 while performing the below functionalities:
- Following/Unfollowing users
- Liking posts
- Scheduling posts
- Commenting on posts
- Sending direct messages
- Blacklist/whitelist users
- Targeting users by hashtags, location, etc
- Running mutiple accounts
Not to mention the time that you get to save while using these bots. However, it seems Instagram doesn’t necessarily agree with that…
It’s important to realize that these bot services (Instagress & MassPlanner) we’re very popular, established, and reliable among social media marketers—Yet, Instagram managed to shut them down; which means that other bot services will not be risk-free anymore and they’re probably praying to not be next.
Not only bot services who are worried about these brutal ”shutdowns” by Instagram, social media marketers are also worried about what to do next. (It seems that alternatives may also not last for long, and are not immune to Instagram’s legal strikes).
The only remaining options for Instagram marketers to grow their accounts and promote their business are no more than:
- Growing their accounts organically
- Paying for ads
Unfortunately, both options seems to cost a lot of time and money. Bot services we’re much more effective, reliable, and faster than the above two options. But it looks like they’re not going to be an option any longer.
The only thing left to say at this current events is… ”Who’s next?”
With more than 400 million active users, businesses and advertisers from all around the world are starting to realize the enormous profit potential of the world’s best image platform – Instagram.
Not only that but Instagram is also considered one of the best social networking sites in the world in terms of engagement. (More than 60% of users login in daily).
And honestly, If you’re a digital marketer or a small business owner looking to profit and raise brand awareness through social media – then ‘engagement’ is really the only thing you should be concerned about when doing your social media marketing.
As a wise man once said, ”social media marketing is about identifying the essence of engagement.”
Moreover, (and this is very ”shocking”)… 30% of internet users are now on Instagram!
Now that Instagram has officially announced the launch of full-screen ads on Instagram stories worldwide, things will get even better for digital entrepreneurs.
Because more than 150 million people are using Instagram stories every day and it will get even bigger by time.
Now officially, businesses and advertisers from around the world can get started with immersive, full-screen sound-on video ads on Instagram stories.
People will be able to see your ad in full-screen, played with sound-on automatically, and people can skip away by swiping. So it’s basically a non-intrusive native ad, which will probably make it more successful and profitable (but I guess we’ll have to see about that in the near future).
But there’s only one exception, your story ad should have no more than 15 seconds. However, I believe that’s probably more than enough to get people engaged with your ad.
At the moment, ads are available only on a CPM basis. Moreover, advertisers can start running ads on stories using Instagram’s marketing API, or by using Facebook’s advertising management tools such as Adverts Manager and Power Editor.
To create and experiment with Instagram Stories ads:
- Go to Facebook Ads Manager
- Click ‘Create an Advert’
- Select the Reach objective
- Click Placements
- Select the Instagram placement
- Click on ‘Stories’
- Complete the remaining steps to get your ad ready
- Click Review Changes to publish your changes
- Congrats, now you just have to wait for your ad to be approved
It should be noted that – the effectiveness of ads on the Instagram Stories platform is still unclear, because no one has tried it yet other than big brands like Airbnb and others who are already familiar with people’s minds.
However, If you are an advertiser or a business trying to get more exposure and conversions for your products and services, then it doesn’t hurt to try this new advertising feature – you never know, you may end-up getting good results.
When it comes to influencing and persuading people to take a buying decision or raise brand awareness. You most likely need more than marketing skills to make that process more efficient and effective.
Perhaps, something that can help you get inside the minds of your customers and know exactly what they’re thinking about; and how they want their needs to be fulfilled.
”What’s that something” – you may ask.
Well, it’s something that in my opinion is much more powerful in terms of influence and persuasion than just plain marketing techniques that aren’t as effective as they used to be.
If you want to influence your target customers on a deep ”almost-scary” level and get them to click the ”buy now” button without their conscious willingness. (or maybe that’s too far) then you need to…
Apply human psychology into your marketing strategy.
Studying human psychology principles is by far the best way to understand consumer behavior and the factors influencing your customer’s buying decision.
With that said, here is an Infographic that explains some psychological principles and how to use them to improve your marketing strategy and efforts…
*the above Infographic is originally posted on livelongdigital.com.au – feel free to share it with your friends or embed it on your website.
The game has changed and the world has become a 24hr-non-stop factory.
Back in the day, people would unplug after work and they’d get back to their home with kids and enjoy life. But now, you leave your desk at ”work” and go back to another desk or computer.
… And this has created a lot of mental health issues for new entrepreneurs.
Enjoy the video!
My new friend Leandro Francisco just got his first ever moment of Clarity and direction after working with me.
He now knows how to get clients and what to focus on.
Congrats, Leandro. You earned it, man.
After spending 6 months trying to get his digital consulting business off the ground… he had nothing to show for it.
A lot of good effort… but zero results.
2 hours ago, he and I hopped on a call to see whether I could help him or not.
I can’t help everyone, and I turn away quite a few, but this guy was willing to put in the work, was passionate about becoming a successful entrepreneur, and wouldn’t take no for an answer.
That’s the type of person I can help. And waking up to this Group Post makes it all worth it.
As most of you know, I recently opened the next round of private coaching with me. I talked to a lot of great people and filled all the spots very, very quickly.
This round of The Online Prosperity Consulting Coaching Program is now officially closed.
This team is off on a 60-day mission with me to go get clients.
For those that missed this round, here’s what to do next.
If you want to be the first to hear when I open the next round of coaching, then PM me today.
If you are tired of spinning your tires and just want to make this work.
If you want to prove everyone in your life that you can really do this and you’re actually not just playing computer games all day
If you want to start signing clients, build a real business, and officially become a real entrepreneur, then I suggest you join us.
The spots will go quickly as always, so shoot me a message and I’ll get you on my Priority Notification List.
And I promise we’ll get you some clients and do some very cool stuff together.
Let’s Do This.