Category Archives: Blogging

5 Daily Methods Of Operation

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If you’re and entrepreneur then you probably already have a DMO  (Daily Method Of Operation ). Every successful person either in business, or entrepreneurship tells me they us a daily method of operations.

Five  things I found to be very effective and they are easy enough that anyone can use them.  These simple steps will help you to obtain the level of success once you apply them into your daily routine.

Personal Development —  Having a POSITIVE mental attitude changes the way we think as a leader or an entrepreneur;  which in turn leads to change for success. With so many ways to grab information no one can make the excuse that they don’t have time to do this.

Meditation and Exercise —  Spend at least 15 minutes a day meditating on scriptures,  a quick go to encouragement pocket book.  Exercise daily to increase your body,mind and spirit. Exercising opens up the mind and make entrepreneurs get their creative juices flowing. Personally I find Pilates very relaxing and it works my abs off.

Sharing  — Share your business opportunity with at least 10 new people or at the bare minimum 5 people to start building relationships and trust with. Make this a quick less than 2 minute introduction and ask them if they’re interested in watch a video,  listening to a CD, Podcast or by whatever tools you can get in front of them within the a few days.

Creating Content  —  Create content people will want to read, look at and become interested in.  Social media can work to your advantage.   Learn how to leverage the time you spend on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Google+,  LinkedIn and whatever other social outlet you’re using.

The Artistic Affilate otherwise known as Lesly Federici, RN has many helpful tips for creating content. In her article titled, 5 Creative Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back she shares many ways to make visitors “think outside the box”. Landing pages, funnels, custom side bars and widgets to name a few.

Sales and Marketing Training  —  Essential to any business growth is marketing and sales.   Sales equals income in the pocketbook! ! Marketing drives interest and curiosity which leads to SALES!

The road to success takes time and it takes one step at a time to achieve the end result.

Leave a comment and as always,

Gain The Advantage!

20 Profitable Small Business Ideas for Women With SproutMentor

As I was browsing through my Pinterest account

I came across this pin

20 Profitable Business Ideas for Women in 2019 by Hildha Mewend, owner of Sprout Mentor.

She offers great tips and resources if you’re searching for a way to make a more of a passive income.

From my Instagram account at connectwithalicia, (just scan the nametag below to find my account).

A new feature is titled, Ways To Work From Home.

After stumbling on her article I just knew it needed to be shared with my readers.

Please leave a comment.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Intellifluence A New Way To Connect Your Businesses With Consumers

I found an opportunity that fit’s my personality and my niche. Intellifluence is an easy way to build relationships, increase your blog or companies awareness and also sales.

A few months ago I was web surfing for “work from home” opportunities and came across Intellifluence. After much research I signed up. Companies are always looking for people to review their products and share with the masses. The internet has changed the way businesses market their products.

How Does Intellifluence Work?

Using Intellifluence allows your company to communicate directly with interested consumers, acting as the influencer. Most of the companies using this website are small businesses. Bottom lines are tight and marketing products are a challenge. There pricing is reasonable with many options. One can cancel at any time without a penalty.

What Companies Work With Intellifluence?

All kinds of companies from Newair, Reedsy, Simply Earth and companies in need of review bloggers.

Becoming An Influencer

Once the decision is made to become an influencer click the join button and get started. I’ve made it easy for you by clicking my intellifluence link.

Getting Free Stuff and Getting Paid

What? Did I really just read that? Yes, yes you did. The beauty of this website are some of the free sample items, some items the collaborator needs to pay for; however they get to keep it after doing a review.

As a blogger certain companies pitch there ideas along with the payment amount. Should you choose to accept my advise it to set up a Paypal account for receiving payments. It’s better to be secured when it comes to money.

Yes I have made a few dollars and will continue my journey as an influencer. Whatever your decision I wish you all the success.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

When God Pushes Us

My favorite quote of all time is also my lifes motto.

“When God Pushes You To The Edge Of Difficulty Trust Him Fully Because Two Things Can Happen. Either He’ll Catch You When You Fall, Or Teach You How To Fly”!

Life is filled with a road of difficulties. It’s how we choose to get through them makes all the difference.

Can we really feel it when God is pushing us? Pushing us towards becoming a better person, better boss, having increased financial means, better health and so on?

Ephesians 3:20 says “God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us“.

How To Know When God Is Pushing

There are many different ways he reveals himself and his plan to ans for us.

Pastor Jack Wellman from Faith In The News wrote an article titled, 7 Signs God Is Pushing You.

The keypoints to take away would be

◼ Correction – God is always finding ways to correct our view points, thoughts and plans.

◼ Direction – When we look towards him and listen he will always guide us in the right direction.

◼ Inspection – We must look inside ourselves and find out what is driving us at that particular moment, in this situation we are experiancing.

I suggest as a follower of my writings you take the time to read his article.

How Do I Know He Will Catch Me?

Isaiah 41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Psalm 118:13-14 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

If we feel like we are falling God’s word promises us that he WILL always make a way for us. He will always be there for us.

Sometimes I find myself falling and he catches me with his arms of strength. Other times I stumble and fly aroud looking for a solution to the problem without trusting the one who loves me the most.

After I finally land my feet on the ground, it is then I realize my eyes and trust were not focused on Jesus.

Will you let God catch you?

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Good News It’s February 2019

Good News, It’s February 2019

Wowza where did January go? I promised myself that I would commit to writing more this year.

One article in January is not going to get it done. Excuses! Yes I have plenty of those.

■ I just got a new job and I’m too busy settling in my new role as their Quality Assurance Manager.

■ I’m too busy helping my husband out after he got home from rehabilitation with his knee replacement surgery.

■ I forgot

■ Didn’t feel like it

Okay these are just a few I’ve come up with. There really is no good excuse.

I found this great article by

Heidi Cohen titled; 13 Tips To Find Time To Blog. A few great points she makes are

  1. Break blogging tasks into smaller chunks. …
  2. Collect blog post ideas. …
  3. Outline your blog article in advance. …
  4. Use a blog post framework. …
  5. Set a date to blog. …
  6. Develop a writing habit. …
  7. Start writing where the energy is. …
  8. Wait for the passion to write.

I make this pledge to you my readers. I promise to do better. No more excuses!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

I Have A Few Questions For You

Hello Dear Readers

I have a few questions for you. With 2018 almost at an end I decided to ask my readers a few questions.

Please do leave a comment because I really would like to know your thoughts.

1. Which article(s) did you like the most and why?

2. What type of subjects are you interested in reading more about?

3. A lot of blog site now have pop up adds. Do you have adds on your blog site? Does it bother the person reading your post?

4. Have you ever been a guest blogger, or had someone be a guest writer on your site?

5. Are you a blogger? What do you write about?

I hope you will participate in my questions. (This could end up in a blog round up post). Be sure to add your comments below. If you would rather email me, you can send it to connectwithalicia@gmail.com.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Happy Anniversary To My Blog

I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started getting more serious with my blog.

As I look back to some previous articles I think “What was I thinking”?

Example my third post titled, Why Do I Work From Home I wrote because I was hoping to start up in an MLM company and be able to stay working at home.

I loved the freedom to do what I wanted when I wanted. However a greater being had other plans for me.

I believe now that not everyone is meant to be in a network marketing company and be a top performer. Okay I hear the doubters and the I told you so’s screaming and laughing at me.

It takes alot to get people involved in your home business. To buy the product your selling and trying to recruit others below you to actually make decent money.

Yes I still believe in network marketing. However it just hasn’t been working out for me. Oh I can hear it all now.. Did you do this and that? Yes and yes!!!

Three year doesn’t seem like that long ago. I thought I just started yesterday ha ha ha.

Happy reading!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

3 New Techniques To Spruce Up Your Blog

Weather we like it or not Spring is here. Oh sure it’s snowing right now here in Aurora, CO but that doesn’t change the fact that Spring it here.

When one thinks of Spring it usually means cleaning up inside your home. Dusting, vacuuming and a good deep sprucing up. What’s the purpose? I believe it’s to throw out the winter blues and bring in the sweet smeels and sounds of the new season.

Which lead me to thinking how do I spruce up my blog?

First

Scroll through your blog post see if there are some older ones that you may want to delete. As I looked back I found one or two and I was bewildered at how I came to write them.

Secondly

Repurpose your articles. On December 19, 2015 I wrote this article on how to repurpose your content. It’s really not as hard as you maybe thinking.

Some of the best tips for bloggers come from my fellow Power Affiliate Club Authors. Check us out see how we can help you.

Still scared to repurpose your content?

Go ahead try it, you will be amazed at your self and what you can accomplish.

Lastly

Enter a blogging challenge, increase your vocabulary, use images in your articles. Images help raise the bar of your posts.

Comment on others posts, this will increase traffic to your site as well.

Hope these tips helped you out.

As always,

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia

Happy New Year 2018

Last year was such a challenging year for me, both personally and professionally.

I’m so ready to move onto the new ventures of success in 2018.

Finding Purpose

 After a four year absence from my chosen profession of Respiratory Therapy,  I thought I had found my way back into it for good.  That was until I lost my job right before Christmas.   

Now faced with another challenge of looking for another way of bringing in income.   In my article titled,  multiple streams of income I make two very good points about having both a residual income and leveraged income.  

Feeling like I’m back to square one is not my choice.  I’ve been in several network marketing companies over the years and I still struggle. 

I wrote my book, Terror In The North Tower my dream was to become a number one best selling author.  Well my book is moving; however not as fast as I’d like it to.

Trying To Keep A Positive Attitude

Attitude is everything! 

 I’m choosing to be positive,  upbeat and claiming abundance for 2018.  

Yes I am starting over.  Finding a new purpose is the challenge.  I’m sure as I release all negativity and toxic things from 2017 great things are left to follow.

Happy Happy New Year 
Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera 


Why I Started Writing A Bolg

I don’t claim to be a professional blogger.  But then what is a professional blogger?

  I found an interesting article by professional blogger John Saddington titled The Definition of a ‘Professional Blogger’ or ‘Full Time Blogger’ In this post he explains a few different viewpoints.  

There are a number of differing viewpoints and not one of them is necessarily incorrect; in fact, anyone has the full right to call themselves a ‘Full Time Blogger‘ or ‘Professional Blogger’ regardless of any outside opinion. But, there seems to be an understanding, both cultural and nuanced, about what it means to be ‘Pro.’

Just think about it for a moment, especially as it relates to professions and jobs in other areas – What do you think of when you say that so and so is a Professional? You probably assume a number of things, right?

I started my blog a few years ago just to voice my opinion about things going on in my life I am passionate about.   Learning how to fine tune, hone in, really dig deeper into the fine art of blogging came from meeting Lesly Federici owner and expert author of The Power Affiliate Club.  The PAC is a community of bloggers helping each other and offering advice.

I needed to have a voice 

Writing my thoughts down and sharing with my readers gives me joy.  Mind you not all comments I receive are nice and thank you’s.  However for the most part people get interested and comment back.  Having your followers comment on any posted article is an honor.  I must be doing something right.

When I first started out my posts were short, not alot allot to read and I didn’t really post many images.   My  very first blog article Creating Your Brand looks absolutely pathetic now.

  What was the point I was trying to convey to anyone?

 How do you create more leads, more people to talk to when you’ve gone through your list and heard all the excuses and all the “NO’s” so many times?

Create a brand for yourself. What ??? What I mean is one must be willing to create a brand of themselves on the internet to attract the people they want into their business.”

That’s the jest of it.  No instructions given, no real helpful advice.   Not so much as even a link to another resource for help.  

My main goal

For you , my readers to like what you’re reading and hopefully learn something new along the way.

My personal goal is to continue growing and learning about ways to improve my writing as well as my mindset for success.

I hope you found this enlightening and as always, 

Gain The Advantage. 

Alicia Osmera