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From the Founder & CEO:
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For those looking to create intriguing SEO-friendly content and don’t necessarily have the writing chops for blogging, here are a few alternatives.
1. Design an infographic.
Well-produced infographics often have a higher probability of going viral than text-based content, as people enjoy sharing data portrayed in a visual format. While infographics usually aren’t cheap to produce (unless you have an in-house graphic designer), there are a few services online like Piktochart that offers templates to design an inforgraphic at a low cost.
Some writers invest hours on these practices, but here’s how you can do it in one minute for each — or six minutes total — to see extraordinary results. We call it the life SAVERS.
Minute 1: S is for Scribing.
Pull out your journal and take one minute to write down something you’re grateful for, something you’re proud of and the top one to three results that you’re committed to creating that day. In doing so, you create the clarity and motivation that you need to take action.
1. Show Legitimacy
Think about the people you admire the most in business. They are very legitimate. They have a following. They have an actual business name. They write for big publications. They have professional photos. They have positive reviews. They have interactive websites. Some of them even have a Wikipedia page! If you show people you mean business, they’ll trust you.
1. Fake it. You’ll make it.
The same principle is at play in “fake it till you make it.” If you act in a certain way, your feelings, emotions, confidence levels, and overall attitude will gravitate in that direction. The result? Eventually, you make it.
1. Do good.
Before you get out of bed tomorrow, set a positive goal for your day. What can you do to make someone else smile today?
If your content doesn’t include a call to action, you are leaving lots of money on the table that will never make it into your pocket until those Call to Actions (CTA’s) are put into place. Simply put, a call to action tells your readers to do exactly what you’d like them to. And if your copy is intriguing enough, your readers will have no problem taking action.
1. Avoid making decisions that result in immediate rewards.
In order to make the right choices for your future self, you must place additional value on perceived rewards. Intentionally making decisions that benefit long-term rewards will provide you with a positive feeling and a brighter outlook for the future.
1. Decide what is important and why.
What is your motivation for wanting to develop a new habit? Will it improve your life? Envision the outcome if you don’t make the change. Then decide how you are going to make the change. If you want more clients, make more contacts; if you want to get more done in the day, get up an hour earlier; if you want to be healthier, instill an exercise regimen into the daily routine. Set a goal and then give yourself a timeline to complete it.
1. Commit yourself to your dream.
Having the desire for something to work vs. committing to it are vastly different. When you commit to your dream, you are making a binding obligation to see it through to success. It means you are “all in,” you find solutions when faced with obstacles and you don’t quit, no matter what. Make that pledge to yourself, and then tell the people in your life.
1. Appreciate others
As your confidence grows, help others grow their self-esteem. Helping others feel great will have the same effect on you.
If a co-worker turns in a great project, tell him or her and mean it. Do you have a friend that always does kind things for you? Thank the person.
Part 1: State Your Purpose In Life & Core Values (2 Things)
1. Define who you are.
So the first thing you need to understand is who you are as an individual and brand. Craft your personal vision statement and get clarity on who you are and what your unique contribution is. You want to be as authentic as possible. Of course, you are dynamic and changing, but there are things you have always loved and always will love.
Focus on being the best
When you find that one thing, you need to focus on being better at it than anyone. You may need to go back to school and work at it for quite a few years, but if you stick with it, you’ll keep getting better at your craft, building better products, and delivering better service. If you’re smart and savvy, you’ll rise above the pack and beat the competition.
Read: 6 Things True Leaders Do
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1. Get right to the point and keep postings short. Don’t forget that your attention span of your audience is very short.
2. In your posts, answer questions, including who, what, where, when, why and how, related to whatever topics you’re writing about.
3. Use a conversational and friendly tone, but be professional.
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Getting your audience to read your content is one thing, but getting them to stay is another. Now here’s what you can do to keep your audiences attention span:
1. Know what the readers want (and create it).
The best way to increase the amount of time your audience spends on your blog is simple: create material they want to read.
Knowing what articles are most highly read and what on the site gets the most attention can help organizations create material that will grab and keep audiences focused, increasing the amount of time spent reading. Is it content that is humourous? Colorful infographics? Know what is popular and keep doing it!
1. Your article needs a point
I’m surprised at how many blog articles have nothing to say. Well, maybe they have plenty of things to say, but they don’t have a point. An article is supposed to communicate a point.
1. Don’t make it all about you.
One of the best ways to immediately get new visitors attention is by opening up with something you have to say about them. It could be a compliment such as a thank you to show that you acknowledge them, or it could be an interest that you have.
1. Set your wake-up time a half an hour earlier tomorrow.
Use the extra time to think about the best way to spend your day.
2. Memorize and repeat this motto: “Action today, not tomorrow.”
Handle each piece of incoming mail only once. Answer your email either early in the morning or at the end of the day. Block out specific times to make phone calls, take phone calls and to meet people in person.
- Does your content distract and overtax your readers?
- Are your messages too long and complex?
- Can your visitors find the information they need quickly?
- How do you engage users who are “clicking instead of concentrating”?
- Write awesome, engaging headlines.
- Incorporate relevant stories.
- Format your content to make it scannable
- Use visuals. (better still if the visual can be easily shared)
- Give something valuable away for free. Continue reading Make Your Blog Posts More Clickable (2 min read)
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1. Hold a high power pose for two minutes.
Try this superhero pose: Stand up straight, shoulders back, chin up with hands placed on your waist and legs hip-width apart. Feel yourself powerful and hold that pose for two minutes while taking deep breaths. You can also try a starfish-like pose where you raise your hands up in the air into a “V” shape and imagine yourself the victor at an Olympic event.
1. Create a vision for your future and establish goals.
After identifying what needs to be changed, it’s time to plan out the future that you want for yourself. What do you need to do to make this a reality? Do you need to move? Do you need to go back to school? Figure this out and establish the goals to achieve your vision.
1. You become passionate about working. Success in entrepreneurship depends on following your passions.
2. You wonder how you ever held a normal job. Each day, that typical office-based 9-to-5 lifestyle seems stranger and less appealing to you.
3. You think critically about everything. Being in control makes you evaluate everything, from your morning coffee to the arrangement of your living room furniture.
1. Stay optimistic and exude positive energy despite the surrounding negativity.
2. Work on being happy and become known for it.
3. Remember that there will be those who like you and those who won’t. Don’t waste your time running after the latter. Build yourself to become strong, and they’re bound to come to you.
1. Offer your readers an immediate and interesting action. How?
- Provide live help: When users head to a specific page on your site, ask if they are aware of a new cool feature.
- Provide related items, articles, services: Try writing compelling call-to-actions or create fun surveys for your readers to take.
- Learn more about your user paths and struggles: Take a stance and ask your readers what problems they face and what you can do to help fix them.
Habit 1: Write Your “To-Do List,” The Night Before
High achievers would write their to-do’s every evening before dinner or bed so they were prepared for the following day.
Prioritizing your “To-Do” list is the key to productivity success.
Ever sat down in front of a blank screen and thought, “What am I going to write about today…?” Well an editorial calendar is just what that’s for!
Creating Your Editorial Calendar
The first thing you need to do when planning your editorial calendar is to think about what your main objective is for your blog.
Are you trying to position yourself as an expert within your field? Are you trying to offer valuable insights that connect with a very specific audience?
In order to plan you want to dedicate a short but productive set of time to strategize, delegate and divide tasks. In addition, try to prioritize all your tasks and tackle them consecutively — don’t toggle back and forth.
1. I’m Not Educated Enough
Many of us have been brainwashed into believing that we have to “go to school and get a job.” Because of this, people disable themselves from a race that they could have won.
If writing how-to blog posts is something you write about for your Readers, than here’s 2 quick tips that will get your Readers to remember them every time!
1. Solve a problem or fill a specific need for your audience: Detailed how-to guides are only helpful if they actually solve a real problem for your audience. For example, if your audience consists of solo-entrepreneurs who have been in business for 5+ years, a tutorial on setting up WordPress is probably not going to help them much, but a tutorial on how they can build additional passive income through multiple streams really speaks to them in a whole new perspective.
1. Keep a list of blog post ideas.
Whenever an idea for a great blog post strikes you, be sure to write it down immediately. It could be just seconds before it’s gone again. This way, whenever you’re running low on inspiration, you have your blog topic list to fall back on.
1. Learn from what others have found.
This is entry-level market research at its finest. Read up on some case studies, examples and psychological analyses by marketers who have come before you. Sources include industry reporters, general market researchers and, in some cases, sociologists. Filter your data to ensure the research is as relevant and as recent as possible.
1. Your family and the inner circle. Invest in them, and they’ll invest in you. Inspire them, and they’ll inspire you. Take care of the details with your inner circle.
1. Follow what your heart says.
Always follow what your heart says no matter what everyone else is saying. Way too often too many people are caught up doing what everyone else is doing and then tend to forget about who they are. Be careful about what you do and why you do something because you can often lose yourself in the process. Listen to what your heart says for once because your brain can often set you up in a trap.
Your first time having around someone drinking?” Nikki’s bewildered query to her sister Toni when she heard the latter was struggling to stay with workmates drinking until 2 o’clock in the morning during a Despedida. Continue reading The weeds
“Why can’t you just stop it at once?” I hope I have the answer.
“Why can’t you see what your drinking is causing you?” the query I often asked my son when he was still around only to find out that neither I knew why.
“Why do I keep doing the things that will eventually lead me to trouble?”
“What is wrong with my brain?” I’m sure the problem lies in here since it controls everything I thought. Continue reading The Addictive Brain: Who is in Control?
“Putang ina! Putang ina talaga!!!” (Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch!!!) Those were the words I repeatedly utter after finding out that Kim, my adopted brother was shot dead after picking up two of his friends detained in the police station last November.
The struggle with my finances hits rock bottom again. I thought the monsters were gone only to find out they were still behind the curtains of my soul doing their job of destroying every bit of me. And it was damn exhausting. Dying seems the easiest way out but it is not an option I can pick for myself. The choice belongs to the owner of life, not mine. Continue reading Remember the Good Things
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Donatella Petitti
Founder & Owner of: Ciao Donatella
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging and Successful Living Writer
You may not notice the things that are holding you back from being a great blogger and you would be quiet surprised as to what they are!
Misconception #7: You Need To Have A Narrowed Down Niche
Think of your blog like yourself, are you just one thing? NO! So why should your blog be? We can like many things such as sports, photography, writing, reading, beauty or fashion all at once so why can’t our blog be like that? Now for some bloggers it may be a bit more important to stay true to the niche, but at the end of the day write what you would like to write about and your readers will read it. Pick a niche for your blog but don’t feel restricted, weekly or monthly it is okay to have a post out of the niche range.
SUCCESS: you need to establish the demographic of your target audience. Therefore, as long as you are creating and posting content that will interest your intended audience, you will succeed as a blogger or entrepreneur. Remember that the niche does not define you!
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kalin W.
Founder & Owner of: KDS
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author and Writing Writer
Have you ever wanted to live a healthy lifestyle but didn’t know where to begin? Life can be explained in many different ways. One way is thinking of it as if it were five areas that made up life itself. Want to know what the five areas are? Here are some ways for each area on how to keep a healthy lifestyle going.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Neil N.
Founder & Owner of: Moments to Remember
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer
It’s 1 am here and I found myself writing this. A rather short post about my erratic nature.
I’ve always been a fan of the night. A dark, mysterious, cold, an exact replica, a mirror of the morning, silent and serene.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Diksha Krishna
Founder & Owner of: Melangemagic
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Fashion and Successful Living Writer
Belief is a feeling that something exists or is true. Belief is a key to successful life, because only when you start believing in what you do and consider it as right, you tend to lead a happy and contented life. But most of us fail in this process of believing. This may happen due to lack of confidence or a low self esteem. A year ago, I was also categorized as a person with low self esteem.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina
Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101
Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
There are 5 types of people in the world:
1. Those who do not know what they want in life, and do nothing about it.
2. Those who know what they want in life, but don’t know what to do to achieve it.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Felicia Fielder
Founder & Owner of: Thoughtful Minds United
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging Writer
One of the things I see fairly often is people who want to change or accomplish something but won’t because of their own self doubt. Yet, they look at others who they view successful as humans who are made of some supernatural “stuff” when that’s just not the case.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Mliae A.
Founder & Owner of: Life Experiment Blog
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Travel Writer
When we think of Fashion Week, our minds usually conjure up images of the fashion elite sitting coolly in front rows of high-end, highly anticipated runway shows. Although this is true, Fashion week is mainly targeted at those who work in the fashion industry. Fashion week is a work event.
Imagine you own your own small business. You have two weeks in a year to display your half year’s work. You have to make it count! You would cram in as many meetings with investors, marketers, and media moguls as you possibly could as this would be your main chance at spreading the word about your products. Same goes for Fashion Week.
We tend not to consciously acknowledge the fact that the fashion media tells us what we love. The fashion media elite attend fashion weeks and pick and choose what they want us to love. These fashions eventually trickle down to all of us and remain in our minds as the newest and most lust-worthy. These fashions are only a very small percentage of what is actually shown during fashion week and if we want to see it all, it takes quite a bit of time and research.
Read: Fashion Fix – Rachel Zoe
Knowing that the items shown at fashion week will be ultimately controlling our fashion choices for the next year (or two!) is what makes Fashion Week a much-anticipated event. Just like mathematics can predict world events, being familiar with the newest fashion before everyone else can predict a plethora of marketing and social media phenomena.
Not just anyone can score a ticket to shows during Fashion Week, as tickets aren’t available to the public. In most cases, one must be invited to attend to soak up the lovely colors and fabrics floating down the runway.
So check out the latest shows and see if you agree with what the fashion media chooses for us to love!
Article Credits: Mliae A.
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor
(For Beauty, Fashion & Style Bloggers & More)
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Dustin Meyer
Founder & Owner of: Evolutionary Mind
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer
There comes a time in your life where you are extremely driven, you know exactly what you want and what you have to do in order to get to that goal. Dreams and goals go together perfectly; you will have something that you always dreamed of, and a goal which you want to reach. Both are attainable, if you want it bad enough. Success comes with much more than just hard work and dedication; it takes an utter desire to succeed in which you want that more than anything else.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Amanda Sanchez
Founder & Owner of: Bibliosmia
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Successful Living Writer
There are moments in life where you can really feel defeated. When it feels like you were knocked down and can’t seem to catch a break, it is a terrible feeling and you can feel really helpless. You have to be able to pick yourself back up though and keep trying. When it seems really hard to do so, there are some helpful things you can try out to keep yourself going.