• Amazing Benefits for Offline and Online Businesses:

Easy to Access: People are now able to access videos with their mobiles and smartphones. The audience from your niche market can see your videos from all around the world. Because of this level of availability, you are able to reach your potential buyers with your products and services.

Informative: Most of the people take interest in video to receive information quickly. If you create an informative video, it will give you more targeted results. If you present your product and services on video in an effective way, people will want more from you.

Multifaceted: You can use videos to provide your brand information, product promotion, educating or training your clients and much more. You can use your video on social sites like Facebook and Twitter but you have to be sure that your website is connected with your social networking sites.

What is the source of your Limiting Beliefs on Mindset Monday
Limiting beliefs come from an actual place in your lifetime experience. Entrepreneurs often fail because they cling to limiting beliefs they’ve been conditioned to hold.

Limiting beliefs come from experience, and they can often come from very early life experience. They can even come from early childhood education. Generally speaking, society doesn’t raise children to become adults who think like entrepreneurs. In order to fit into society as adults, we are conditioned to think in more fixed mindset terms, especially as they relate to intelligence, money, and authority.

What an Online Marketing Video Can do For Your Business
Online video marketing has become the latest epidemic when it comes to marketing tools. In fact, it has gone viral. If you haven’t given online marketing videos a try yet, you should, as there are plenty of benefits you can enjoy and increased sales are one of them. Let’s look at what your video should accomplish for you.
It Should Introduce You
A video is a powerful tool that allows you to present a polished you. You can polish your online marketing presentation and then create a flawless delivery that puts in you in the best light with your potential customer.
Establish That You are an Expert in Your Field
When you create your online marketing video you should focus on showing your viewers your expertise. This is much easier to do with a video than text content. Adding videos that establish you as an expert to your website, blog and/or email marketing can be highly beneficial.
Maximize Your SEO Benefits
In the past, as far as SEO was concerned, videos were actually a liability. But that is not that case any longer. Today, videos are more than fifty times more likely to be on the first page of a surfer’s search. There are three main ways a marketing video can give you a major SEO boost.
1. There is far less competition with video compared to text content. There are millions of text pages competing for the top SEO ranking, but only thousands of video pages competing for the same space.
2. Videos are ranked much quicker than text content. It takes hours for videos to get ranked and weeks for text to get ranked. That also gives video the ability to be very current.
3. Videos often go viral. It is much more likely that a person will share a video than text. This is especially true when you put together a really good video.
Online video marketing is affordable, requires only a webcam, a microphone, and a good script to begin to enjoy the benefits. Take some time to fine tune your message and make it easy to understand. That way you’ll enjoy the greatest benefit.
Online marketing videos are the hottest tool business owners have at their fingertips. In today’s online environment a video is far more likely to lead to a sale than even the best text content.

Once you can recognize the inner critic, you can learn to control it. The way that you interpret challenges, obstacles, or criticism that you face is up to you. But this is the most challenging step for most people. It is difficult to reframe the voice when you have well-grooved patterns.
The way to think about reframing is to imagine giving advice to a friend.
Naturally, you would never use a harsh, critical voice when trying to help a friend.
If you would never do this with a friend, why are you doing it with yourself?
We are generally harsher on ourselves than we are with others, so instead of talking to yourself, imagine that you’re giving advice to a good friend.
Now, imagine that you’re giving them advice and reframe the negative statement that was made
After reframing comes action.
What challenges can you take on in order to foster and nurture a growth mindset?
What challenges have you been avoiding?
Choose a challenge and try it again, but this time, turn your fixed mindset around.
Find a work-related or personal task that you’ve either been shying away from doing or that you feel you’ve failed at.
For example, perhaps you always put work first and your eating habits are not the best. How can you challenge yourself to create better eating habits?
Maybe there is a skill you’ve been wanting to learn such as cooking but the idea of trying again gives you a sense of anxiety.
There might be an important client you’ve been meaning to contact but shying away from.
Start with one challenge, and you can then apply it to the next challenge once you have success with the first.

Using Social Media to Build Your Online Presence

Your online presence is one of the most important ways to market your business to the world. It honestly doesn’t matter whether you have a strictly online business or a bricks and mortar business; using social media is a great way to get the word out about your business and to establish your identity online.

Ensure that Your Brand Matches Throughout

While each social media network has its own personally, your brand is always your brand. You should keep your brand the same, but adjust it slightly to fit in with the personality of the platform. But don’t change it too much because you want your audience to recognize you and interact with you.

Keep Your Profile Updated and Complete

Social media networks are always changing so a complete profile today will be incomplete tomorrow. Keep it up-to-date by checking it often, updating the things you have changed, and adding in information as the platform creates new ways for you to share.

Be Consistent with Your Posts

One of the keys to making social media work for you to build your online presence, is putting up regular posts and updates. You want to do it more than once a day on social media such as LinkedIn or Twitter. For example, if you have a blog post you want to share, set it up to share twice in the day instead of only once.

Become an Expert on One or Two Platforms

You can’t be everyplace and do it well, so choose one or two platforms where your audience likes to hang out, and become an expert at those systems. You’ll do yourself a huge favor. If you can afford to outsource to every social network, it will be fine, but if it’s just you, take it easy and become an expert of one or two.

Develop Content Specific for Each Platform

You don’t want to rehash the exact same content in the exact same words on each social media network. For example, when you share a blog post you wrote promoting your widget, you want to share it with a special blurb for each different network.

Engage with Others

Don’t forget to talk to people on each network. Answer questions, share your knowledge, and interact and engage with them. Social media is supposed to be social. Automation is fine, but you do need to answer people and talk to people in real time, too.

Share Other People’s Updates

When someone shares something important that your audience will find interesting, share it. The people you share and congratulate and interact with will do the same for you. Plus, it’s another form of content that can help establish expertise.

Join Groups

Most social media networks right now have some forms of groups that you can join. Even Pinterest has group pin boards that you can join. Joining these, then interacting with the people, is a great way to network and get known better.

Social media is an excellent way to build your online presence along with your website and blog. Use the social media to promote what you put on your website, as well as to stimulate sales of your products and services.

5 Common Newbie Concerns – Solved

When you’re a newcomer to Internet Marketing, there are so many worries you may have over starting your own business. Although there’s a large community that offers some camaraderie, it’s still a solo business where you succeed or fail on your own.

When newbies were asked about their biggest anxiety in launching a start-up business online, there were some common themes that seemed to be looked upon as obstacles for those who don’t have much experience with this business yet.

Knowing Where to Start

You get online and hear about Internet Marketing and when you start Googling the words, you get a huge array of opportunities. There’s not just one Internet Marketing business model – there are dozens.

You can create products, promote as an affiliate, engage in mobile marketing, provide services – the list goes on and on. It starts to get a little overwhelming because you don’t know what’s the best starting point.

You want to ask yourself what your primary need is right now. Are you desperate for money or are you hoping to build a business for your personal satisfaction?

It’s okay to have both, but if your electricity is about to be turned off, then you might want to pursue services and work for those who are already successful before you try to carve out a place for yourself as a leader in a niche.

Some business models will take more time to see a return than others. For example, if you were ghostwriting for someone, you could get paid today with a PayPal payment.

But if you decided to start off as an Amazon Associate, using affiliate marketing as your business model, you would have to wait at least two months to get a payment from that – not including the time it takes for you to create content that converts into sales.

Learn what the various business models are and make a list of those that interest you. You don’t need to know all of the details about it yet, but if you hear that people make money ghostwriting and you love to write, jot that down as a possibility for you.

Then make a list of the skills and talents you have that you’d like to put to good use, like graphics, research, writing, technical tasks, etc.

Go out searching for courses and information that can help you get started. And have realistic expectations. There’s a reason you shouldn’t start with online marketing if you’re desperate for money – it’s not an overnight cash cow, no matter how many people toss words around like “push button” and “done for you.”

When you buy a course, implement every word of it before you consider it a flop. And even then, go to the product creator and show them your efforts and see if they can help you get on the right track.

Expect a few failures along the way – not one person has avoided them.

Don’t buy every course and tool and one time offer presented to you. You can easily get started with free and low cost options before you re-invest in your business for a few upgrades.

There is no exact starting line you have to find. You gather information and jump in. You can look for information online or buy a course that helps you get going.

Deciding What Courses to Invest In

Once you have a business model in mind that you think you may want to try, start looking for a course to teach you what you need to know. Start with one and then after completing it, move on to another.

There is no one soup to nuts course for you. Every seller will have a slightly different strategy and concept – and it’s likely that you’ll pick up a few golden nuggets from each one, rather than follow one course verbatim for your entire career.

Know where to look for courses. You start by asking in a forum or asking a reputable blogging what his or her recommendation is for learning a specific business model.

You can also Google things like “best Amazon affiliate course” to see what comes up. Look for discussions, not blatant promotions written by someone who is just out to make a quick buck.

Evaluate the reputation of the sellers. Look for real information – does he or she respond to emails? Are refunds difficult to get if there’s a problem? Are they known for quality or have they had to reinvent themselves under an alias one too many times?

Look for honest reviews, not promotions. You want thorough reviews by someone who actually purchased or owns a copy of the product and is explaining to you what makes it good (as well as what’s lacking in it).

Actually read the entire sales copy – even between the lines. So many people buy on a whim – using either recommendations only or headlines only to go by. You need to read every word. And if you don’t understand something, email the product creator and ask before you buy.

Don’t buy and then say to yourself, “Well if it’s not what I wanted, I’ll just refund.” That can get you blacklisted – not to mention it damages the seller’s ranking for sales.

Don’t order it until you have time to implement it. If you’re swamped without a second to spare, then now is not the time to be trying to launch an online business.

When you have at least an hour each day or a few times a week to implement a new course, then buy it and begin implementing it right that minute. You can even start a blog and conduct a thorough review of your implementation process, helping you make some affiliate sales along the way.

Coming Up with an Idea Where Competition Isn’t an Issue

It’s not just newbies who get stage fright over competition. It’s really not necessary, but it strikes fear in the hearts of newbies and seasoned marketers alike.

Competition is a good thing. It means there are people scrambling to get a piece of a profit pie. If there’s zero competition, then that’s a sign that there’s no pie at all – in other words, no profits.

Instead of being so worried about competition, learn to become one of the competitors that others should be fearful of. This doesn’t happen in an instant – it grows over time, and there’s plenty of room for you, regardless of what niche you want to be in.

Think about what niche you want to be in. Does it seem like everyone and their grandmother is in that niche? That’s okay! Even if it’s dieting or making money online, there’s a place for you.

You don’t have to pursue underwater basket weaving as your niche just because no one else is doing it. They’re not there because it’s a dead niche for making money.

What do you want to be known for in that niche? Let’s say it’s dieting. Would you like to be known for helping people stop yo yo dieting, or helping them lose a massive amount of weight as fast as possible?

You need a slant. You’re the one who is going to be creating a buzz about yourself in this niche, so you have to know what you want the conversation to be about.

Who is your competition? Don’t be scared of them – dissect their offers and topple them that way. When two groups go to war, they learn as much as they can about the other group – what weapons they’re fond of, what mode of transportation they prefer, etc. This is how they ultimately defeat the other group.

What (and how) are they operating in the niche? What products do they have? What services? How often are they networking on social sites? Look at every detail of how they conduct business.

Now how could you do it better or different? If there are virtually no videos by these people, then you can dominate on YouTube. Or if they haven’t bothered to release a trendy product lately, you could get into the niche by scooping something in the news.

Picking a Website Name

It’s hard to tell you not to worry so much about picking your site name because it is important. But you don’t want to let it paralyze you – and you don’t want to become a domain hoarder who keeps buying URLs because you keep thinking you made a mistake with the last one.

First things first – try to get a dot com extension. Yes, you can make do with a dot net, dot org, dot info or many other extensions but consumers typically assume everything is a dot com, so it’s best to go with that.

You need to know what the purpose of your site is before you go shopping for a domain. Is it going to be a review site? Then try to work that word in there, like this:

· TopToyReviews.com
· TopBlenderReviews.com
· MarketingProductReviews.com

If this is a domain for a niche blog, then you don’t need to put the word blog in your domain URL. You just want to grab a domain that preferably uses keywords and explains what the site is about.

For example:

· SelfHelpTips.com
· DailyMoneyMotivation.com
· SkincareSolutions.com

These domains are all pretty self-explanatory. What you don’t want to do is be vague about it. Unless you plan to become a master of branding, stick to a keyword-laced domain.

Vague domains like “FlyHigher.com” might be about self esteem – but it could also be about hang gliding. No one knows at first glance.

Handling the Intimidating Technical Tasks

Some people have a mountain of motivation, a ton of determination, but absolutely zero technical prowess. If this describes you, don’t consider it an obstacle you can’t overcome.

There are several ways to get around the fact that technical issues are your Achilles Heel.

If money is an issue, then you can look online for step-by-step videos or text instructions that teach you how to do something. Be very specific when you search, by using phrases like, “How to install a WordPress blog.”

If money’s not an issue, or if you feel like the frustration level and time consumption will be too much for you to take the do it yourself route, then save up to outsource any tech tasks you don’t want to handle.

You can find someone to do everything – install blogs, upload content, set up your email autoresponder – you name it. Sometimes the people who sell certain tools will conduct the service you need for a small fee.

For example, Sam Stephens does this with his Download Guard product, which delivers expiring download links to your customers after they purchase something from you so that they can’t share the links all over the Internet.

Being a newbie should be an exhilarating time for you, not one where you feel paralyzed and intimidated by everyone else’s success stories. Keep in mind that everyone’s made mistakes, we’ve all failed, but the ones who succeed are those who get back up and try again without shame.

With so many business run online today,
the personal touch of doing business is sometimes lost in the mix.
Everyone is so accustomed to emailing, sending in support tickets or leaving messages on an automated system,
that you forget that there are real people running the business.
If you can identify with this, maybe it is time to add that personal feel to your business. When was the last time you actually talked to a customer or send them a thank you note? Sometime ago I guess.
One place to start is by adding an About Page to your website and including your photograph. This immediately allows people to start connecting with you.
Your about page doesn’t have to be long, but it should include a little about your background, both personal and professional. A photo of yourself or even one with your family or pet makes your site more human.
If you sell products online why not start adding something extra into your customer’s receipts. This could be a link to your Facebook page or Google+ page. Encourage them to connect with you there and let you know how they liked your products.
Getting your face and name in front of your customers is important for several reasons. You want to build a base of repeat customers, but you also want your customers to refer your business to their friends. One way to encourage this is by going that extra mile.
This could be sending out a physical thank you note in the mail. Or just remembering your customer’s birthdays and anniversaries. If you run a local business why not phone a customer just to say thanks?
Setting up a newsletter is another way you can connect with your customers. In addition to using this letter to inform your customers of new products and sales, you can use it in a different way.
Why not encourage your customers to send in photos of how they used your product or service. People just love to show off photos, and depending on your business, this could work extremely well for you.
Another advantage of this is that it provides you with content for your newsletter. You could set up a ‘Customer of the Week’ event and highlight one person each week or month.
The main thing to remember is that your customers are real people and want to be treated as such. They want to know who you are and what you do, so why not give them what they want and expand your business in the process?

Many small businesses operate under an employee mindset. If your goal as a small business owner is to grow, you need to think like an entrepreneur.A Entrepreneur has big ideas
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There are some steps you can take to move you toward a more growth-oriented mindset
Step One – Awareness: Hear Your “Fixed Mindset” Voice
You most likely know this voice, even though you may never have identified it as an “inner critic.” The first step is to identify that voice and identify the times when you hear it.
These are situations where you are brought back to a fixed rather than a growth mindset.
To do this, you simply need to practice awareness.
Start by identifying the voice when you hear it.
Next, try to remember what event preceded those negative thoughts.
It’s a bit like trying to identify what is causing a stomach ache.
You have to go back and try to remember what you ate just before.
If you’re not sure you’ve identified your inner critic yet, try looking for cues.
For example, look for times when you find that you’re doubting yourself,
saying something like, “Can I really do this?”
Or be aware of when you’re focusing on failure rather than success;
for example, where you’re worrying about what will happen if you fail at something.
A good place to look for your fixed mindset voice is any time
you’re trying something new or challenging.
Step Two – Reframe
Once you can recognize the voice, you can learn to control it.
The way that you interpret challenges, obstacles, or criticism that you face is up to you. But this is the most challenging step for most people.
It is difficult to reframe the voice when you have well-grooved patterns.
The way to think about reframing is to imagine giving advice to a friend.
Naturally, you would never use a harsh, critical voice when trying to help a friend.
If you would never do this with a friend, why are you doing it with yourself?
We are generally harsher on ourselves than we are with others, so instead of talking to yourself, imagine that you’re giving advice to a good friend.
Take each statement that your inner voice gives you and imagine
if it were a friend, your partner, or a family member who was saying it to themselves. Now, imagine that you’re giving them advice and
reframe the negative statement that was made.
Skills examples
Fixed Are you sure you can do that?
Growth I’m not sure I can do it, but I can learn with practice and effort.
Fixed What if I fail? I’ll be a failure.
Growth All successful people have failures. I can learn from my failure.
Step Three – Action: Take on the Growth Mindset
After reframing comes action.
What challenges can you take on in order to foster and nurture a growth mindset?
What challenges have you been avoiding?
Choose a challenge and try it again, but this time, turn your fixed mindset around.
Find a work-related or personal task that you’ve either been shying away from doing or that you feel you’ve failed at.
For example, There might be an important client you’ve been meaning to contact but shying away from.
Start with one challenge, and
you can then apply it to the next challenge
once you have success with the first challenge.