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Free Blog Sites vs. WordPress.org

I am fairly new to the blogging community.  I have two sites one  (www.connectwithalicia.wordpress.com) the one your currently reading and  (www.tradingdimesfortime.gblogger.com) after setting up both of these sites it was brought to my attention that there are paid blog sites.  Having a paid site makes a “true blogging guru” seen as a serious writer with a WordPress.org behind the name or any other paid blog site. 

 

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What is WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com?  

According to WordPress.com, Word Press was founded in 2003 and Word Press has grown to become the largest self-hosted blogging site in the world.  It is used by millions of people all over the world.   

What are the options one can use with the WordPress.com? 

This site is a free service which offers a beginning blogger ( like me) a chance to develop a site you can design on your own, and all with the added convince of being able to avoid paying the fees to having someone else build your blog site for you. 

Being a new blogger I have had challenges as I am sure you have too.   When you first establish your   name then you can proceed forward with developing your site.  The difference between a blog address   and a blog domain name gives you an edge in the development of the site with strategic solutions to meet your needs.   

WordPress.com gives you;  

Ecommerce, a Custom Site Address, Space, No Ads, Custom Design, Video Press, Premium Themes , Google Analytics, Support, 3 GB and it’s Free for Life. 

WordPress.com Premium gives you all of the above and 13GB, Direct email.   Costs $99 per year. 

 WordPress.com Business gives you all of the above with Unlimited Features, Live chat.  Costs $299 per year.

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Allows the blogger to set up a more professional website blog and have it hosted; which in turn gives the blogger more freedom to be creative with their content allowing them control what is being published. 

Features with WordPress.org include: 

 You’re the owner of your blog domain, Content Management System (CMS) software for free.  A CMS is a computer application that allows publishing, editing, modifying, and organizing, deleting, and maintaining content from a central interface (per Wikipedia). 

 Of course with the software comes the responsibility of hosting your site. 

 1 A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center

Word Press has its own hosting site called Blue host.   Blue host is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting service providers.  

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Of course then you will need to set up your theme, your plugin’s, how a reader can contact you, email list (if you choose to do one).  With WordPress.org the author has full control over what they are publishing and creating.  With WordPress.com you are limited and they monitor the content that can be published.  You can’t use third-party advertising, you’re limited on storage space and no FTP access to your files. 

  Which Word Press should you use? 

 First I recommend looking at the layout you want to create and then decide if you’re writing more for pleasure, to attract business, marketing a product, or more for informational purposes. 

 The one thing I have found with WordPress.com is that I can upgrade to WordPress.org at any time and still design the site the way I choose.  

Secondly choosing how to write your blog depends on your style.  Are you a colorful person?  Photographs make your articles pop and stand out to the readers. Be creative with it, don’t  follow what other people are doing.   

 My final thought.  —- Do what’s best for you and not what other people are telling you to do This is your project!  

 Gain The Advantage! 

 

 

Disbelief!

DISBELIEF

One word will kill the  chances of ever finding success in network marketing.

DISBELIEF!

Disbelief  is defined as  the 1. Inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real 2. Lack of faith in something. *Webster’s Dictionary

Doubting  in yourself is going to hold you back and take you down a long and winding road! This is one reason all of the top successful network marketers tell us to work on self improvement.  Work on a positive mindset, be around successful and positive  influences because they will give you the ability to produce the successful results you’re seeking.

For example someone has offered you an unbelievable opportunity.  Yet you have seen all of the documentation, seen videos, talked to other people in the business and yet you still disbelieve “this one of a kind opportunity” exists.

In the book –  Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement book there is a blurp about overcoming disbelief.   In this book he highlights three easy steps to obtain overcoming disbelief.

  1. Express a definite desire for the achievement of a purpose, and relate it to one or more of the basic human motives.
  2. Create a definite and specific plan for attaining that desire.
  3. Start acting on that plan, putting every conscious effort  behind it.

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Reading books like Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The Principles of Personal Achievement,  How To Think And Grow Rich will aid in developing the proper techniques and mindset to gain success.

The more we clear our minds from the negativity filters, the better we become with believing we have the ability to accomplish the goals that we have set aside.  Clear your mind of all negative thoughts of poverty, unsuccessfulness, fear, regrets, and take the necessary steps to build your faith level up where it needs to be to achieve the success you seek.

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Follow

To follow someone or something is defined as:

★ to go or come after or behind (someone or something)

★ to go after or behind (someone) secretly and watch to find out what happens

★ to come after (something) in time or place or as part of a something

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We all follow something.  A belief in God, a higher power, other peoples blog sites, social media accounts, a mentor the list goes on.

There are quite a few apps out now that you can download to gain “instant” followers for your social media accounts.   I really looked over the Instagram app and I was about to download it, then I stopped and thought to myself; ” I don’t radomly follow other people’s accounts so why would I  want 300, 400, 500+ people followong following me at random”? 

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Think about what and whom you’re following on social media?
Do you follow the trends?  Are you just followingother following other people in social media just because you “downloaded ” an application that your friend told you about?

Are you selective in what and whom you’re following?  I choose who I want to follow and I follow them either because they share a same value, opinion, belief system or business that I am in. 

I would rather have others follow my social sites because they see a value in something that I write about than just following me because of an application that programs it for them.

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Mentors, Why You Need One

A MENTOR
is defined as a wise and trusted  counselor or teacher. Or an influential senior sponsor or supporter.

If your a business man or women then great for you.  I have one question for you,  who is your mentor?
There are so many people to look up to for advice and to duplicate what they are doing to achieve their success.

Eric Worre, Steve Jobs, Robert Hollis, Bill and Cynthia Delany, Mel Roberts  and more.  There are a ton of people outbthere out there to follow and learn their secrets of success. 

How To Choose A Mentor

Have you already choosen a mentor?   That’s great for you!  I’m so happy that you’ve found someone to look up to.

A good mentor should be someone in your business industry.  Wether you’re an entrepreneur,  working in the corporate world you need to find someone who has a proven track record of success.

They should have the skills, knowledge, and be willing to assist you with any questions or conserns that you have.

Great Mentors 

Should have the same values that you do.  Honesty, Integrity,  Compassion, Empathy,  A Passion To Coach or Train You. 

Is the person that you want to follow someone worth your time and investment in yourself?  If the person whom you choose to follow has all the qualities you are looking for in a mentor, then go for it!

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Welcome! REVAMPED!

Welcome to my blog.

Here you will find tips, encouragement and learn how to master your network marketing/MLM business .

We all struggle with getting leads.  How many people can one person talk to from their contact list, work list and whatever else list?

Let me help you become a success in your business!

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Today as I look back on when I started this writing journey, I find myself thinking “Have I really written all of these articles “?

Yes, yes I have. My goal when I started this blog was to hopefully inspire my readers, to offer a different look at the way things are being done in the network marketing community.

Is there a standard?

I have been involved in the network marketing industry on and off for years. I’ve represented some companies that I’m sure you’re very aware of. Was I successful in these companies?
How is success defined? Was I able to sell the products, recruit others into the business?
While the companies I represented have been in the industry for a while now nothing ever clicked.

Everyone has basically the same thing. A product(s), a compensation plan, training and other perks. How can anyone become a professional in the business?

Work smarter than others, keep doing it until you achieve your goals. If it takes 10,000 hours to becomes great at something then maybe, just maybe we can achieve the success we seek in a shorter time if we work together.

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Repurposing Content

Repurposing your content is easy.

For example;  I created this video earlier this year.   Now I am “repurposing” it to incorporate it into my blog post.

In this video I talk about comparing a double rainbow and business.   Be an example for other’s to follow,  make good on your promises to others.

Just because you write a blog, make a video, create a picture for Instagram doesn’t mean that it only can be used for that one purpose.

Creating  ContentWhat inspires you when your creating content for your social media?

Is it a picture, a quote, information to share?  Never be afraid to use the content that you’ve created in more than one place. 

  When do we become an expert on certain topics?
Does it take days, months even years?  I’ve been told that it takes 10,000 hours to perfect a craft.  That’s seven years.  I don’t want to take seven years.  I want to do it in less time than that!

Together we can Gain The Advantage!

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Needs Verses Wants

Needs are not wants!

That’s what my mother always told me. I would say, “Mom I need that record”. She would say to me, ” No you really don’t. That is something that you want”.

What is a need? A need is things that we all need to survive. A roof over our head, food, money , companionship, love and health.

I could say, “I need a laptop and a printer, a lot more interested people who want to change the world through this amazing cutting edge technology breakthrough”. However these things are not actual needs. They are my wants, my hearts desires. I desire to have a laptop and printer to run my home business more efficiently. I desire people with the same mindset and values as myself whom want to change the world.

What is a want? A want is just that. You want something so you find a way to make it happen. I want to be debit free, have new home, see my children happy and my grandchildren healthy.

Wanting things are in the human nature. Needing certain things are a necessity in life. We all need food, a warm home to live in, an income to by the food, cook the food and heat the  said.

Whomever said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness” was a true moron! We all need money to live, it’s just that some people have more than others and they can do whatever they want.

You can have your needs meet and your wants can be turned into reality. Dream and dream big.

Enthusiasm!

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What are you enthusiasts about?

A new business opportunity, Monday night football, your family?   Whatever it is you want to run, jump up and down, yell it from the mountain tops; “Hey world look at this I’m so excited to share it with you”!

Enthusiasm in it’s true form is contagious.  If you really think about it the last time someone was so excited around you, you just had to know why?  Then as they proceeded to tell you, you began to get excited about the same thing.

Do you wake up with enthusiasm about the start of a new day?  Ready to takle on anything the day brings?  Or do you wake up feeling unexcited, gloomy and depressed about yiur your situation?

No matter what happens you’re bound to run into somebody with a contageous and exciting enthusiasm about something.

“Act enthusiastic,  and you’ll be enthusiastic “!

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30 Day Challenges

wp-1449258723277.jpegHave you ever done a 30 day challenge?

I recently was researching online about 30 day challenges and found that most of the top challenges are about weight loss or weight management.
There are so many topics that a person can choose from. Blogging, eating, weight loss, sex, fashion and more. Do they really work? It’s said that it takes 30 days to change a bad behavior or to get into “the habit” of doing something different.

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James Clear writes in his article titled; “How Long Does It Actually Take to Form a New Habit “. He states “that how society started spreading the common myth it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number).”

What is the correct number?
On average, it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic. It takes ….. 66 days to be exact! Habits can be easily formed but don’t limit yourself to a certain time frame.
Each of us have our own way of doing things, and what may take me 30 days may take someone else 15 or 60.

Secondly, you are unique in every way. You strivefor perfection and sometimes you obtain it, and other times you don’t. Don’t treat a failure as a failure. Instead treat it as an accomplishment with needing a better outcome, next time.

Thirdly, make yourself a guideling or chart to go by. Visualeffects can stimulate your mind and get you going into the right direction.

In close, at the end of the day you are responsible for yourself. How you progress is up to you. Before ending the day can you be happy with what you’ve accomplished in your challenge?

Challenge comes in many forms in a daily basis. It’s how we choose to carry out the good or bad behaviors that help us beome the overcomer.

Gain The Advantage!