I wrote a review for PostLoop over at Hitablog.com. I like PostLoop. It’s fun to do. Basically, it works like this: when someone sets up a blog or forum, the traffic doesn’t happen overnight. So, these site owners pay people to make compelling, intelligent comments on blogs and in forums to help attract a like-minded audience. And it works. The writers that make the comments get paid around .07-cents per and it’s easy to do and requires no research. You already know what your thoughts and opinions are on pretty much any subject, right? Postloop Review : http://hitablog.com/postloop-make-money-online.htmlWritten by Keyword Content- Visit Keyword Content for cool content, original articles and uPLR -unique PLR to help promote your website or blog!
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Working from home, there can be a lot of distractions. The double-edged sword is that you can keep going back into your office, and you can wind up working 16+ hours a day pretty easy. Divide up the gigs you’re actually getting paid for, and you’re making less than you think per hour. Not to mention you’re not living. You’re not spending time with your family, you’re not visiting museums, you’re not gazing out of a window, you’re not watching a horror movie, you’re not planning a picnic in the park… you get the idea. Never chain yourself to a desk. That’s working from home badly.
Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law, which states, “…the task at hand will expand to fill the allotted amount of time?” Think about it, what if you didn’t set an allotted amount of time? Then, as you can predict, that task will expand forever. This can include writing for clients, checking your email, Facebook, or anything.
Make this your mantra : “Any task worth doing is worth putting a deadline on.” The solution is to get organized and assign time you’re going to devote to any task, and it’s easier than you think.
Plan Your Days
I have two favorite planners I recommend to people.
One is Erin Condren’s creation that literally does EVERYTHING, and you can customize it with stickers and stuff, which a lot of people have told me they find really motivating to see their children’s (or love of their life or their dog) face’s as they work.
Here’s a snappy video of Erin’s Life Planner.
It was $29 and when I bought it months ago, it goes from January 2013 until December 2014, so it was just a better deal for me. It has goal planning, priorities, it’s so much more than a date book.
When you lay it open, it shows the entire week from 5:00am until 11:00pm.
For a lot of people, this is minor, but I really liked the fact it has Saturday and Sunday together. It makes planning weekend activities so much easier than having a work week between Sunday and Saturday.
Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s How to See What You Need to Accomplish
Take a piece of paper or type it out on your screen of your favorite device and write down everything you can think of you want or need to accomplish. It can include everything from health goals, work goals, ideas for new businesses, motivational goals – in short – everything you want to accomplish. Ideas for articles or blog posts. Now take that list, and prioritize it.
If you’re considering starting a work out regimen for yourself, when do you want to start? When do you want to do it daily? If you are considering starting another business or product offering, make some notes for what you need to get it off the ground. Write down the every step you can think of that will need to be done to accomplish a goal. You can add or delete as you move forward.
Then work on doing those are your own pace every day.
If you plan out a day and it’s not working for you, that schedule is failing you, and that’s okay. Just revamp your schedule until you find something what works for you. I get up at 5:30 every morning and in the quiet for my youngest spawn wants breakfast, my guy wants to do the morning conversation thing, and the cats and dogs start demanding face time and food; I get a lot of things accomplished between 5:30 and 6:30. Consider giving up a little of that morning snooze, and see if it works for you.
Get Rid of the Time Eaters
Facebook, Skype, Reddit, your Email, Ebay, Pinterest, and other sites are major productivity killers. If you want to go peruse Pinterest, schedule a start and end time to do it. There’s no reason to check your email 20 times a day. Set a few times and stick with it. Turn off the cell phone and don’t text message, or tweet what you’re doing no matter how badly you want to.
Fine Tune Your Time Management
Get the free app from RescueTime, I thought I was doing good, but this little app told the truth. I was still logging 16% of my time in Social networks and 13% in my email. That’s just ridiculous and I had no idea it was translating into that much of my week. I corrected that quick, fast, and in a hurry. I found I am even more productive.
Once you get into the groove of planning your days, you’ll be amazed at how productive your working time can be, and how much more free time you have to pursue activities that aren’t on a computer screen.Written by Keyword Content- Visit Keyword Content for cool content, original articles and uPLR -unique PLR to help promote your website or blog!
Remember : “Any task worth doing is worth putting a deadline on.”
I work from home. I try to budget my time to accommodate requests from clients for commission paintings, as well as articles clients for my writing company order custom written. However, the best laid plans can be blow to heck by Facebook, Pinterest, Skype, email, and that’s just a few of the online distractions to being productive. You say, “I need a break, I’ll just check Facebook for a minute.” That minute was actually 35 minutes according to my Rescue Time account. I can easily finish at least one article in 35 minutes. That’s money for my family I didn’t make as I see it.
I ran across an app called Rescue Time and there is a free and a paid version. I highly recommend you check it out. It’s enabled me to cut out non-productive activities. Sure, Facebook is fun, but it won’t help me hit my deadline on the article for tips on photographing the moon.
Here’s a fast overview of Rescue Time
It’s astonishing what you can do if you really take command of your time (think about how much you get done the day before you go on vacation). There’s a fully functional free version that actually has a lot of bells and whistles, as well as a hoss-daddy paid version that is either $9/monthly or you can pay for an entire year and get it at a cost of $6 per month. Personally, I think it’s well worth it.
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I joined FanBox back in March 2011, and I’ve been an active member. I’ve also been a volunteer in a number of areas of the site, and I was one of the four FanBox-named “Founding Mothers.” I feel very qualified to give you a real FanBox.com (soon to be Empowr.com) review.
I’m sure you’ve been doing your research and you’ve run across the accusations of FanBox.com is the “King of Spam” or FanBox.com is a scam. The huge majority of those reviews that I read by people who took their information from reading other reviews, and coming to a conclusion. Sadly yes, there is some truth in those accusations about the ethics and practices of FanBox. I’ll cover it with you in this review.
The Basics About FanBox.com
First off, FanBox isn’t like Facebook, even though they look similar. FanBox bills itself as a social marketplace. When I first joined FanBox, you could post blogs and earn for the time others spent enjoying your posts. You could also take ads out to promote those posts and earn from clicks. You could either run ads for free or pay a cost per click and earn more. Supposedly the
Then more opportunities to earn on the site opened up. You could still blog and make ads to earn. You could also link to blogs, take out ads on blogs of other members and you both earned, and then came Investor. Now named “Boost”.
In a nutshell, when an ad runs out of its daily budget for paying for clicks, it won’t get shown on the site. However when someone sets up a Boost portfolio, they say how much they want to spend, and ads that do not have a budget will be funded. Whatever the going rate is for Boost when that ad is funded is the return the person Boosting gets on their funds.
Then Provide opened up. It is an Ebay-style marketplace were members can sell by either direct buy or auction format. Products, services and blogs are sold here. FanBox let members spend their earnings that were not 90 days mature here in the marketplace and it proved to be very popular. That is, until FanBox introduced (da-da-da-dum…) IPL.
The Site Becomes More Complicated and Difficult for Members to Understand
In October of 2012, FanBox introduced something I personally think completely ruined the site. The something they introduced was IPL (I’ll Pay Later). Initially, the service auto-activated for everyone. Whether you wanted it or not. Basically, IPL allows you to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars.
The catch is that you have to pay a percentage (approximately $15 per $1,000) spent every month to keep your earnings. Now, when you consider you can’t even begin to think about cashing out matured funds on FanBox until your funds have matured for 90 days, and you must pay out any outstanding IPL funds before you cash out, it can turn into some real money owed with little to no profit. You will have at least 4 monthly fees if not closer to 7-8 months of fees on IPL before you can think about having enough profit to cash out. Eventually, months after launching IPL, FanBox gave members a button to turn it off at will.
In 2013 the site was updated again for how members would earn. Now, it’s all about how new and shiny your content is. Blog posts now only earn for 24 hours after posting. You can also earn for posting photos and videos on FanBox and if they are viewed in the newsfeed by your friends and fans, you earn.
Oh one more thing, and it’s very important, you have to pay if you want to earn on FanBox now too. You must be a Power User. If you aren’t paying to play, sorry Charlie, you’re not making anything here. That’s fine if they want to charge users to use the site, I have no issues with a corporation trying to turn a profit.
However what I don’t like is that it completely makes the “mission statement” of FanBox.com very foggy. “Uplifting humanity by enabling opportunity” is completely lost in the IPL and fees and necessary Power User status. It’s impossible to uplift anyone if they have to come up with fees and buy into something.
Speaking of buying into something, they are also introducing “Communities.”
Currently, this option is only available to Success Coaches. Then it will be released to Power Users (the people that pay a monthly payment to FanBox for the chance to earn). You can create and run a community with up to 9 other FanBoxers.
You can create a community for a company, public figure, group or organization, cause or charity, or a make a fan community.
The more you pay to be a Power User, the more “Communities” you can make. Also, much like only paid in Power Users earn on FanBox, they are predicting “Power Communities” will earn the lion’s share of profits on FanBox.
So, basically you’re getting together with people on FanBox and up to 9 of you can run a community that other members can join. If you are part of a Power Community, and you’re all Power Users, you have the potential to earn better than a regular old FanBoxer without a community, with me so far?
Now here’s where it started sounding hinky to me. If you’ve always wanted to be a Power User but didn’t have the money, you can pool your money with the other members and buy bigger Power User status.
What if the other people in your Community don’t want to fund your Power User status? Does everyone get the benefit? Like all new features released on FanBox, the details were vague, but the value of earning more as a Community was certainly touted.
Another red flag about FanBox Communities. Someone asked how the profits would be divided among the 9 admins, the answer was concerning,”In the beginning it will be up to the admins of the Community to decide who can cash out and use the earnings.”
That means you better seriously trust whoever you get into a Community with. What if you have an admin who suddenly gets greedy? In the future, there will be a controlling admin that decides who gets to do whatever functions in the Community. For now, everyone is on their honor. Only Power Users will be able to create and earn from Communities.
I dunno, I foresee a lot of issues with this feature.
Review of FanBox.com
- You can meet people all over the world.
- FanBox has spawned a culture of entitlement and greed that is stomach churning.
- Although the company is crystal clear they are in experimental Alpha mode, the site is very ill from bugs and glitches on a constant basis.
- Customer service is very poor at best.
- FanBox is not easy to learn.
- Rules for earning are changed frequently with little communication a change has happened.
- Earnings take 90 days to mature.
- You must be a Power User to earn on FanBox
- The reporting of earnings is misleading. If you made a Boost portfolio for $100 and made $5.15 in profit. FanBox will report your earnings as making $105.15 which makes it look like you did far better than you actually did.
- If you use IPL you will owe monthly fees of roughly $15 per $1000 utilized, you must pay all of this back before you can cash out.
- If you “verify” your account. FanBox will sweep the account for payments.
- If you connect your email account, FanBox will email the people on your behalf with “photos” or “Tiny Tube Videos” and once they click, those people will have FanBox accounts opened and they will begin to get in debt to FanBox from the Boost portfolio that is auto-created and begins spending IPL funds.
For the people that claim FanBox will spam you, it’s mostly true.
When you sign up, and you connect your email address, FanBox will indeed email everyone in your address book an invitation.
If one of your friends clicks a link sent, they will have a FanBox account too and at the time of this writing, an “Auto-Boost” that will begin immediately getting them into debt with FanBox by spending money Boosting and then asking for the fees on IPL, and oh yes – penalties for not paying. It adds up fast. It’s like being hijacked into having a FanBox account. The area on Account Settings to remove that option so people don’t get contacted is no longer there.
As far as calling FanBox a total scam, I won’t go that far but I won’t say it’s a good site either. They definitely have some practices I don’t consider ethical for obtaining members, and most definitely the lack of transparency in reporting how earnings are made/calculated makes me skeptical. I wouldn’t recommend it to any of my friends as a worthy pursuit of time nor money.Written by Keyword Content- Visit Keyword Content for cool content, original articles and uPLR -unique PLR to help promote your website or blog!
If you’re going to get found online, you must get your keywords right.
Sounds easy right? That’s because it is.
I see people trying crazy “formulas” for getting found online and developing content, keywords, and dividing it by competition and throwing in some LSI and then finding out – it doesn’t really work.
Yes, it’s smart to do keyword research. Yes, it’s smart to size up how much competition you have. But then outdo your competition in quality. Give more information, have better content. Keywords only go so far. You need to engage your audience and really give them something valuable and unique for the time they are spending on your site.
I have been hearing a ton of kvetching about the Google Keyword Planner that is taking the place of the good old Keyword Tool we’ve all used for years. I have to say, after test driving it and learning its nuances – I like it.
It’s amazing how you can look up the same keyword in Planner and then in Tool, and you’ll get vastly different results. Tool always shows far more, if not totally inflatetd, results. I attended a webinar given by a big name marketer and his learned opinion was that Planner was solely existing to sell ads. I disagree with that assessment.
Yes, I believe Google does want to sell ads, but I don’t think they are skewing keyword research to do it. I think part of the problem with Tool was that it wasn’t being updated any longer and also there’s a lot of information to read to help you get really good at using Keyword Planner.
When I am personally doing keyword research, I don’t automatically pick the keywords with the top monthly search amounts. I pick the keywords most relevant to my topic or niche and then additional keywords that relate to the topic and I never honestly look at what the reported competition is. I don’t care. I know I can write good content and make it engaging so my sites get found for the keywords I want to target.
I like anywhere from 1000 searches to 50,000 searches per month per keyword.
But that’s just me. I have a friend that is a fantastic IM-er, and he likes to go as high as 500,000 per month in searches and he does a dandy business online with his niche market sites.
Then, I gather related keywords and I draft article titles using those keywords. One main keyword per article. Then I either write them or have them written.
I cannot stress enough, use unique content. PLR (Private Label Rights) content is everywhere and available on every topic under the sun, but it won’t do diddily to drive search engine traffic to you. Plus most of the PLR, even so-called “high quality” articles usually aren’t engaging in the slightest.
Again, making sure the finished piece is fun and engaging. I want something people will post to their Facebook or tag someone with because the article made them think. Start looking at your content, keyword research a little differently. Make it a goal to provide quality to your visitors first and choose keywords you can build interesting content around. It will pay off for you in terms of repeat visitors and an audience that trusts you.Written by Keyword Content- Visit Keyword Content for cool content, original articles and uPLR -unique PLR to help promote your website or blog!
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For the Adsense site junkies alone - there are 4 keywords worth over $10/CPC.
How cool is that?
There are a ton of great keywords – with more than the average with under a thousand searches per month. If you target this “low hanging fruit” and set up a few cool affiliate marketing relationships in this niche – you can create yourself a nice little passive revenue stream.Visit Keyword Content for cool content, original articles and uPLR -unique PLR to help promote your website or blog!
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Our Wedding Favors niche market report rolled out today and apparently people are like piranha on steak for this market – I knew it was competitive but I had no idea.
We seriously cleared half our allotted copies in the first few hours it was up.
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