The Power of Blogging

It seems that “blogs” have been around a long time now. Over 200 Million blogs are read per day. Is that crazy or what? Who has time to read all these blogs? Trust me, people are reading blogs. People want to know what you think and what you have to say. I am continually amazed at the power of blogging. I work with several clients with whom I (or my staff) have set up blogsites for their businesses. At first they are skeptical about whether or not the blogs really matter. But, once we start posting the content, they start seeing the results. How do we know? We check the Google Analytics on their website traffic to monitor the visitors. It is really cool to see the blogsites referring visitors back to the website. It is even better when the blogsites are directly related to dollars and sales. The power of blogging is real.

With that said, there are absolute necessities when it comes to knowing HOW to blog and HOW to use the blogsites. If a person does not optimize their blogsite or have a strategy of what to post, then the results are definitely not that great. Blogs must include quality content that has value or at least “good” information. Blogs must include backlinks, hyperlinks to another website or landing (at least if you want to get search engines to take notice). And, blogs need to include the right keywords based upon your business, or what you are promoting or discussing. So, there is a method to the madness of blogging. The more you learn and apply, the better your results.

I am teaching a class on The Power of Blogging and everything you need to know to get started. We are videotaping the class, which will last about 2.5 hours at least. It is scheduled for Thursday August 8th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Registration and details are HERE. You can attend in person or request the video but I highly encourage anyone who is interested to check it out. If attending in person, bring your laptop and we will make sure your blog is set up before you leave the class.

Blogging is here to stay. Don’t be afraid and listen, it will not take that  much time to do. I promise.

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Women on the Move

Last week, I held a 3 hour seminar called “How to Make Money Online” and everyone who attended or wanted the video was a woman who is ready to move forward. From a hairdresser to a grandmother, the group was making a statement. It is time for women to step forward and take control of their financial futures. Personally, I am jazzed as I see them get excited to learn and to keep the momentum going. You can do it! Just don’t give up trying and keep taking one more step forward. Women are on the move.

I want to help those who are willing to learn and to grow.  I have learned more than I could imagine about the online world of Internet marketing. It truly has changed my perspective on so many things in my life. The more I learn, the more I believe that I can do more. Over 90% of new businesses do not make it the first year. Why? The number one reason is: lack of knowledge. As women, who is going to teach us? We need to a different type of teacher and trainer and we need a lot of reinforcement. But, once we get it…we get going.

If you want to join the mission and be a woman on the move, I invite you to join our membership program which will start your path of knowledge, learning and financial independence. It is the place where I can help you grow and succeed. Check out www.Media4WomenMembership.com for more information. You can order the “How to Make Money Online” Seminar DVD or online here.

 

Can you really make money online?

On an average day, I receive about 20 emails from companies and people trying to sell me something. You probably receive similar types of emails. Most of us either hit delete or the message goes straight to our Spam or Junk folder. It can be quite annoying. However, I also understand and appreciate those who are using the Internet for e-commerce opportunities. Personally, I believe there is a “right” way to communicate and promote your business online. It is a very delicate balance between advertising with taste and consistency versus blatant, obnoxious ads that pop up everywhere. We have learned to tune most of them out, which hurts legitimate businesses who are also trying to get our attention.

Can a business really make money online? Can a person actually stay at home and make extra income using their computer? If we are tuning out the ads or ignoring the promotions, how does this really work for those who want to start something new and fresh? Or, who are trying to promote their existing business online. My answer is “yes”. There are tremendous opportunities for anyone at any level of knowledge to actually make some extra money using the Internet and a computer. As I said, I believe there is a “right” way to conduct business online, a way that is honest, ethical and transparent. In my opinion, there are no get-rich-quick schemes that work. I wish there were, but I have yet to find them. But, an online business that is well planned and with some persistence can be a very successful venture.

I started down a path a little over 2 years ago, somewhat anonymously, learning tools of online marketing. I can honestly say that it works, with the right training and methods. It has become a passion of mine to help women learn how to start their own business or at the least, learn how to use the Internet in a positive way. I have been writing and teaching about this for awhile and the more I learn, the more I want to share. It is exciting and fun…why not enjoy learning new things, especially when you can see the results financially.

I am teaching a new seminar, the first one I have ever done on the tools to make money online. It is not just starting a business; it is about how to earn some extra income. Plus, the seminar includes a lot of online marketing tools and tips. You can register HERE if interested. I see so many people who are struggling and need encouragement. Don’t every give up…keep going. Bobbye Brooks