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How a WordPress Site Can Help You Make Money Online

How a WordPress Site Can Help You Make Money Online

Posted on 29. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

In this video, you’re going to learn how to easily create a website using free software called WordPress that has truly changed the way that websites are made.

 

Now here is the beautiful thing if you’re an online marketer or someone with a website or blog that you want to promote. In the past, in order to create a website, you had to learn how to code, how to program HTML, PHP, or whatever in order to get your website up on the page.

Or, you had to hire a designer or programmer and possibly spend thousands of dollars or more getting them to design a template because you had to have one original site made every time you needed one.

As you’ll see with WordPress, someone creates a site or a theme or a design that you upload and use. It ends up being much cheaper for you and much easier.

The third option in the past, too, was using FrontPage which is a very old program for making websites or some kind of do-it-yourself software—which, I’ll be honest, often look cheap and less attractive than something that is more professionally done.

A WordPress website, on the other hand, is such a better solution because you can install it in 15 minutes. Once you have your domain name and your hosting account, and the two of those are linked, then you can just log into your hosting account and install WordPress very simply and easily. And, it’s free or very inexpensive to have a WordPress website.

These designers will create beautiful website designs, meaning the layout, what goes where, even pictures, choosing fonts, etc. You just download that file for free and upload it to your hosting. Or, for a really good looking one, you can pay a couple of dozen or up to one hundred dollars at the most and get some really good looking designs.

So a lot of these designs are already made, you just choose the one that works for you and install it without having to have any programming knowledge of your own.

So now we’re going to run you through these three steps to easily create a website with WordPress. Step number one is to choose the right theme. The next step is to install it. And the last step is to install the particular theme that you want to use.

So choosing a theme is step number one, or choosing a design that someone has already made that’s going to accomplish what you want to accomplish on your own website or blog.

Here’s what to look for among the different themes that you’re choosing from. The first step is to have a beautiful and professional design—one that does not look like it was made by someone who is a teenager or by someone using an older software, but something that really catches your eye and looks crisp, clean, and modern.

The second thing to look for is how functional it is. How much is it going to do what you need it to do. If you want to blog, then it has got to be a blog theme—meaning a header at the top, a sidebar on the left or right side, and columns in the inside for blogging that look very good.

If you want to use your website as a squeeze page or have squeeze pages on your website, then your design has got to allow you to easily create those pages as well. It’s got to be flexible.

Can you make changes to it? What if you want that side bar to be wider? What if you want to change the font that you use? What if you want to use some ready-made squeeze page templates? It’s got to be flexible enough to accomplish those things, if that’s what you need.

And, the last thing to look for is the unique widgets and features that come with each of them. You’ll see a description with each theme of what comes with it. Certain little extra things you can use like calendars, pop ups, etc. There are all kinds of things out there.

You can learn more about WordPress plug-ins in the next video that we come out with. So, the bottom line is to look at the widgets and features that come with each theme and compare them to each other.

Here are some places to find fantastic themes. The first one is WordPress’ own theme directory. Google that, and you go straight to the page. These are all free themes that other WordPress users have created.

My favorite is ThemeForest.net. This is where you can find some free or very inexpensive themes that look very attractive. Some of them are really popular and can accomplish everything you want for only 10, 20, 30 bucks each. Now some other up and coming ones are Mojo-Themes.com and CreativeMarket.com.

Mojo-Themes is low price as well, think of it as Wal-Mart. CreativeMarket is more like Target, a little more upscale in design. You will pay a little bit more but still less expensive.

The next step is to install the WordPress software itself so that you’ll have the ability to upload your theme to your hosting account and make it visible to anyone who comes to your website.

Fortunately, WordPress has created a tutorial for you at this URL here in the screen right now, where you can follow the steps and have a WordPress software installation done in five minutes.

Get every domain and hosting first but that’s what do-it-yourself very quickly and if those instructions are still too complicated then try Fiverr.com and someone can do it for you there for $5.

The last step is installing and uploading the theme itself that you choose in order for your site to appear the way you want it.

Now in order to do this, log in to the WordPress site that you just installed. When you finished installing it, it will give you a URL to click on where you can log in, and enter a username and password. In the left side bar here in black, you’re going to see something called Appearance. Click on that and you’ll see a screen just like this one.

It will show you any themes that you have already uploaded. So you can choose from among several if you want to change the way your site looks over time. If you are doing this for the first time, click the upload button, select the theme that you want, and then your site is going to look the way that you need it.

It might take additional customizing after this. If that’s the case, then hire a programmer off from Fiverr, Odesk, or Scriptlance.com to make those final changes for you.

So with that said, your website is now up and able to receive the visitors that you generate as a result of each of the different marketing methods you’re using to get people coming to your website. And that is the making-money online game in a nutshell: Have a site that gets people to subscribe and makes sales, then do various lead generation activities to get them coming to that site in the first place.

If you want to find out more ways to do this and make more money online, then click the Subscribe button now in order to see our new videos that we produce like this one as they come out.


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You Can Change

You Can Change

Posted on 27. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

You can’t change your entire life.

You can only change your next action.

You can’t change a relationship with a loved one.

You can only change your next interaction.

You can’t change your entire job.

You can only change your next task.

You can’t change your body composition.

You can only change your next meal.

You can’t change your fitness level.

You can only start moving.

You can’t declutter your entire life.

You can only choose to get rid of one thing, right now.

You can’t eliminate your entire debt.

You can only make one payment, or buy one less unnecessary item.

You can’t change the past, or control the future.

You can only change what you’re doing right now.

You can’t change everything.

You can only change one, small thing.

And that’s all it takes.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.—Ephesians 3:20-21

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Keys to Profitable Productivity

Keys to Profitable Productivity

Posted on 24. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

Trick to productivity is decide what you want to work on other then in the moment and then practice that high value work it over and over again until it is natural, habitual and becomes auto pilot and engages.

Direct and place your mind and direction on your breathe, notice how long you concentrate on that until your mind switches back onto autopilot and you are aware with the fairies.  We need to practice putting our body mind on autopilot directed to where we want to go.

1.  Focus on what you want to create not what you want to avoid.  We are twice as motivated to avoid something bad happening, by fear compared  to the motivation by our desires or our goals.  This is more of a challenge to overcome as we are unconsciously thinking about what we don’t want to do rather than what we do want to do.

We can’t get somewhere if you are avoiding where you don’t want to go.  You could end up anyway.

2.  Focus on what produces the most value not what produces the most busyness.

We confuse busyness and activity with results.  Busyness and activity are two different things.  If at the end of the day you spent all your time effort and energy on being busy you may be surprised to see you have no results.  Learn which activities create the results  and which ones don’t and focus on the ones creating the results and not the ones keeping you busy.

3.  Focus your time in chunks of 90 to 120 minutes minimum and don’t multitask

If you don’t focus on one thing for a chunk of time you won’t get the results or make much progress.  If you are muti tasking which I have to say I am doing at the moment you won’t get the desired results.

4.  Focus on what will work in the future not what worked in the past

We don’t live in the time anymore where you can learn a job and just do that over and over again for 10, 20,30  40 years.  Things are constantly changing and evolving. Focus on producing value not just for now but for the future.  Greatest challenge is to manager ourselves and to do your new habit at the beginning of the day when you still have the willpower.

Focus on what will work in the future, not what worked in the past.

★ Steven Covey: “Time management is a misnomer, the challenge is to manage ourselves.”

★ It takes about 30 days to imprint a new habit, so it becomes automatic and natural – and you must overcome Habit Gravity and achieve Escape Velocity by practicing every day until it’s “in.”

★ Make big commitments personally, socially, in business and financially to get yourself into action, and to make sure you complete the important money-making projects in your business.

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Quick And Easy Ways To Feel Happier

Quick And Easy Ways To Feel Happier

Posted on 18. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

It is a choice as with anything in life as to whether we be happy or whether we allow the situations around us  dictate our moods.

I know as I work in a very stressful environment dealing with people 8 hours straight a day and I have had to learn how NOT to allow these people rob me of my joy.

I’m sure you have experienced days where you wake up in a bad mood and from then on in you have a bad day.  You know that if you don’t change your attitude it will carry through into all areas of your life.

Achieving a better state of mind is going to make a difference to the outcome of your day.  So much power is given over to us.  It is our decision our choice and I know it can be difficult but it is worth taking action and changing your mindset.

Our emotional dumps can spiral us downward and we then forget how good it feels to be happy.  Here are a couple of steps that you can implement that may help you.  Let me know.

1. Go for a walk.

I know you are at work but you are entitled to a break.  Get up out of your seat and go for a walk, doesn’t have to be a power walk just get out and get some fresh air.

Walking is a great form of exercise and I find a walk along the beach to be one of the most calming walks for me.

Find your place to go whether it’s in a natural environment with plants and birds or by the beach.  Take a moment then to notice the colours, the sky, the water the greenery, listen to the sounds of the birds, the ocean, the animals.  Feel the sunlight shining and allow it to brighten up your soul and spirit.  Breath deeply, shake it off and smile.

2. Listen to quality music.

I found a great site the other day that you can play whilst working at home, check it out.  Music, it can life your spirits instantly.  Think of a song right now that makes you happy and notice how different you feel as you hum along.  Create yourself a cd or download music onto your ipod that you love and makes you happy.   When you feel yourself spiralling downwards put on some music and enjoy.

3. Be creative, discover something new and different.

Create a bucket list, write it up, add some pictures and begin to take action to achieve these things.  Be creative take up something different like an art class, cooking class or scrapbooking.  Visit the local library and get a great book to read.  Books are wonderful and so full of knowledge, wisdom and ideas.  Make a date with yourself on a monthly basis to do something different and share the experience with others.

 

4. Have a good laugh

Laughter triggers a lot of healthy physical changes in the human body. It helps the pituitary gland release its own pain-suppressing opiates.

When was the last time you threw back your head and roared out loud? When was the last time you threw back your head and roared out loud?

The ability to enjoy and laugh frequently is a tremendous resource for good living, enhancing relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Go to youtube and search for funny videos that will get you started.

5. Simple breathing meditation.

Your breath is a powerful and simple way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Whenever you are having a hard time staying in the now, take deep breaths, and focus on your breathing.  This is something you can do anywhere at anytime.  Take time out to close your eyes and breath deeply in and out.  That’s all there is to it. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Notice how pleasantly surprised you can be at how you feel afterward.

6. Doodling for the fun of it.

Most people can remember when they were young and used to doodle for hours. Kids love drawing silly little pictures. Drawing is not just for kids or artists. Whoever you are get some pens, pencils, crayons or whatever you have and just draw for the fun of it. Notice how your state of mind shifts.

7. Think of others less fortunate.

Thinking of others helps us to humble ourselves and see our situation in a different way.  Do a good deed and offer a helping hand to someone who is less fortunate than yourself.

Doing good deed and helping others who are less fortunate is not only a good way to make your soul feel giddy, but also a way to have karma bless you with the opportunity to find you. Meeting other people whose lives are vastly different from your own can help you see the world from a new perspective and open your eyes to how fortunate you really are.

Do some research and find a cause that is close to your heart and begin to support them in whatever capacity you can.  I helped create http://encouragementfoundation.org/ .

These are all pretty simple. There’s nothing profound or life changing, but when all you need is a quick pick me up these may be just the thing you need.  So what are you waiting for?  Love to hear what you have done and if it has helped you out.

Julia

www.toptierwinner.com

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Admitting you are wrong

Admitting you are wrong

Posted on 10. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I was wrong, and I am sorry”.

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

As a leader, owning your mistakes is your greatest opportunity to learn and grow.

All of us will have opportunities to admit that we’ve been wrong.

A careless word, a thoughtless action, a missed opportunity, a self-serving act; they just happen.

When we realize we are wrong, how we react will often define our character.  When pride sets in, it can become difficult to admit our mistakes or apologize, and because of this, the most common reaction for many people is to respond angrily or defensively.

When you deliver an apology make sure you are sincere and often requires you explaining what happened and why.  With any mistake, no matter how small, there is a way to prevent it from happening again so be aware it is very empowering.

Practice honesty whenever you are confronted with truth.  You will not only feel more comfortable when people tell you are wrong but you will get better at admitting it and not only that… It is one of the most liberating experiences. You get better not by trying to be better but by being honest. That’s the core of a good heart!

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.—1 John 1:7-9 NLT

 

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YOUTUBE

YOUTUBE

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

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Leads

Leads

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

You always hear that money is in the list.  That is 100% true.

Most marketers don’t even know how to obtain a list let alone what to do with it once they get one.  Maybe that is why so many fail in online business opportunities.

With M&G Home Business Marketing System there is no room to fail.  A list is created daily for you.

Your leads are yours for life.  The system mails them for you with pre-written sales pages to convert your leads into customers and make the sale over and over with as many opportunities as you wish or care to send them.

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Aside from the complete marketing system they also have an opportunity for you to earn 100% commissions with all your direct referrals.  It doesn’t stop there either. Monthly subscriptions earn you real residual income month after month from a very savvy pay plan.

With a system to achieve massive growth for each member of M&G with at least 300 pre-opted in leads a day gives a marketer some serious leverage against any competitor.  In short, you make the sale.  Your competitor does not.

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Get paid twice a month from the M&G site.  Owners have been in the lead business for over 20 years, and they know how to get the right leads for you!

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