5-Day Business Systems for Marketers

When you embark on a career as an online entrepreneur, you’re usually not ready for the sheer volume of tasks you have to handle on your own. Even if you’re just running a single business model, it can get overwhelming trying to master time management and remember to carry out your responsibilities.

It’s imperative that you systemize your business so that you’re able to thrive with a functioning operation that lessens your stress and even allows you to bring in help from time to time when and if you want to step away from your business for some down time.

In the blueprint below, you’ll find a readymade system that you can integrate into your schedule where you’re working five days a week, handling six tasks per day. This will address your blogging routine, email marketing, social marketing, product launches, affiliate marketing and customer service efforts.

You can also switch things around so that you do all of your blogging on day 1, all email tasks on day 2, and so on, if you prefer to knock it out that way rather than have a variety of business aspects to work on daily – it all depends on your personal preferences.

Day 1

Blogging System – Analyze the Traffic and Engagement of Previous Posts

On the first day of each week, you need to see what’s working and what’s not in terms of getting traffic to your blog and having those visitors engage with you. Check traffic stats and log into your dashboard to approve and reply to comments.

You want to stay aware of what is helping you rise in the SERPs (search engine results pages), what gets shared on social media to send traffic your way, and what slants cause people to generate enough emotion that they need to respond with a comment.

When you check analytics, you can also go back to work on blog posts that are underperforming, strengthening their keywords, content and value so they have a fighting chance to get seen.

Email Marketing System – Create the Draft Templates for the Upcoming Week of Emails

On day one, log into your email autoresponder system and create a draft broadcast email for each of the days of the week you plan to email out. In the title, put the day of the week and date, such as Mon 23rd so you know which day to schedule it later.

In the body, go ahead and enter your greeting, such as Hi {firstname_fix}! and type in the words personal, promo, and value with about two lines between each one. Then, type in your usual sign off, such as, “To your success… John.”

This draft template is going to make it easy for you to quickly log in if something arises during the week that you want to remember to add to an outgoing email. Don’t do anything else to these drafts today.

Social Marketing System – Create Some List-Building Posts and Link to Your Lead Magnet

Day one of your socialization is going to be to log into your favorite social media networks and apps, like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and more – and create a post about something to do with your lead magnet or the value in being on your list.

Make sure you link to the lead magnet page, because you want these particular posts that you create to help build your list. You can pull one specific tip from your lead magnet with a call to action telling them they can learn more about it in your free report, or create a post that makes people think, such as asking a question about who is struggling with an issue – with a call to action that they can find the link to a report that can help in the comments, where you share it.

Product Launch System – Pinpoint the Needs of Your Target Audience

If you want to be a vendor – a product creator who sells digital info products, then you’re going to spend day one researching the needs of your audience so that you can create something they won’t want to miss out on.

Look at emails that have come in, comments people have posted on your blog and in social groups. Look on forums and see what types of books are selling in your niche to see where the biggest demand is and make a list of the problems you see that you can help with.

Affiliate Marketing System – Gather Ideas for a Week’s Worth of Potential Product Promos

Your first day of the week as an affiliate, you want to gather ideas for as many products as you want to promote. If you want to write three reviews per week, then find three products – tangible or digital.

Today, you’re looking for quality products that you’ll enjoy promoting. Look on sites like Warrior Plus, ClickBank, JVZoo, Amazon, Share-a-Sale, and Commission Junction, too. Don’t just aim for commission, but find something that pays well while also benefiting your readers, so you don’t sabotage your reputation.

Customer Service System – Answer All Incoming Support Tickets and Emails

Customer service should never be neglected, so on day one, you’re going to sort through all of the incoming emails you’ve received from your audience – and that includes checking your spam folder to make sure no one fell through the cracks.

If you have a support system in place, make sure each one achieves a resolved status before shutting down for the night, if possible. At the very least, make sure each customer has received communication from you about your efforts to resolve it.

Day 2

Blogging System – Conduct Niche Research and Map Out Your Blog Topics

Day two of blogging will require you to start conducting niche research for next week’s upcoming blog posts. Bloggers typically want a variety of slants to keep their audience coming back.

You might have value-packed pillar posts, shorter tip posts, interviews with other experts, curated information, and more. What you do want to do is make sure of is that your posts are trendy and relevant in that moment.

If there’s breaking news you want to cover in your niche, be aware of it by looking up news and data for your topic. Go ahead and outline some main points for each post if you want to make it easier on yourself.

Email Marketing System – Update Your Promo List for the Next Week

For your second day of email marketing, update the list of items you want to promote in your emails that week. These can be a mix of things you sell or items you promote as an affiliate.

Go to sites like Muncheye and Warrior Plus to see a launch calendar of digital info products that will be releasing in the coming week in your niche. If you want to get a coupon code from another vendor to offer your customers, secure those deals on this day.

Have everything ready to go – such as the JV pages you need to refer to. Don’t promote too many items in each email. You can spread things out a bit. Even if something launches on a Tuesday, you don’t have to promote it until Wednesday if you already have something scheduled for Tuesday.

Social Marketing System – Engage in Some Personal and Direct Networking

Social marketing is a very important part of succeeding as an online marketer. On day two, you want to have one-on-one communications with people you want in your circles. You can do this by private messaging them, emailing them or engaging on their content.

These can be people you want to recruit as an affiliate later, marketers you want to approve you as an affiliate, experts you hope to interview, people you want to learn from and more.

Product Launch System – Brainstorm and Outline a Product

For the second day of your product launch system, you’re going to think of a product that will meet the needs of your customers and outline it in depth. This makes the product creation process quick and easy.

Look at what competitors have launched and think of how you can do something better or different that will be in demand – a product people are willing to pay for. It can be text or video based, and it doesn’t have to be a gigantic product because narrow, targeted products often convert better than broad, comprehensive ones.

Affiliate Marketing System – Jot Down the Features and Benefits of Each One

Day two of your affiliate marketing system will be to go through the products you wanted to promote and make a list of the specifications and benefits of each one. Write down what it is, the price point, what problem it will solve, and how it works.

Don’t be afraid to also make a note of any drawbacks you find with it. This can be a way for you to brainstorm a bonus for any missing information, or to provide helpful tips for anything that is lacking.

Customer Service System – Check Social Media PMs to Address Direct Messages

The second day of customer service will mean you log into social media accounts to check for customer service issues. It might be something someone has direct messaged you, a comment they left on one of your posts, etc.

Many people only use social media to log complaints against vendors and companies. You need to be able to salvage your reputation by handling anything that comes up in a professional manner, without flying into a fit of rage.

Day 3

Blogging System – Create Multimedia Elements to Break Up Text

Midway through your work week, on day three, you’re going to create some images or videos to help break up monotonous text on your blog. This will also help it show up better in social media feeds, because if someone shares a link to your post, it will pull the image or video into the feed with it.

You can make simple images on Canva with a callout of a certain quote from your post. You can create an infographic of the main points of your post – whatever you feel helps give a reader’s eyes a quick break from a large block of text.

If you don’t want to make images yourself, you can also download stock photos to help break up text, too. You can use free ones like Pixabay or paid ones from sites like iStockPhoto or DepositPhoto.

Email Marketing System – Add Personalization, Value, Promos and Links to Each Email

Your third day of email marketing will have you logging in to the autoresponder system and going into the drafts you’ve made for next week’s emails. Start by going to each one and adding a bit of personalization under the greeting.

Then, insert the promos for products you’ve been gathering – with details about the special deal or what’s included, along with the links to the product and any coupon codes you have.

Make sure you end your email with a snippet of value, like a tip or solution to a problem, so that your audience doesn’t feel as if you’re slamming them with constant promotions without giving them anything in return.

Social Marketing System – Create and Share Some Multimedia in Your Feed

On day three, you’ll be bringing different media formats to your social networking accounts. You can share these on your profile, page and group. This can be media you’ve created (ideally) or just something you found relevant and useful that someone else created.

Look for YouTube videos, podcast episode links, images like infographics, and more. Always add some of your own commentary about the media they’re seeing. Why did it resonate with you, what do (or don’t) you like about it? Make sure you create a call to action for them to engage with your post.

Product Launch System – Order or Create the Branding for Your Launch

The third day of product launch systemization is when you either create or order the branding you want for your product. If you create it yourself, you might se a tool you purchased or a site like Canva to make an eCover.

You can use a product like SmartMockups to create a multi-device image if you have something like a video module course you’re creating. You can also outsource this task to someone on Fiverr or Upwork.

Affiliate Marketing System – Apply for Approval and Gather Your Links

The middle day for your affiliate marketing system means you’ll be going to those products you want to promote and applying for and grabbing your affiliate links so they can be included in your upcoming emails, in blog posts, and elsewhere.

If optional, make sure you enter a note to the vendor about why you want to promote so they know you have a genuine interest and aren’t just going to send junk traffic and ruin their conversions.

Customer Service System – Create a Survey to See How You Can Improve and Email It

On day three for customer service, create a survey or question to send to your subscribers and followers to see where you can improve. You can also ask specific questions about what they need help with, or whether they would like something you have in mind.

This kind of solicitation for feedback shows that you go the extra mile to meet the needs of your audience. Be sure to take their comments into consideration. If they took time to respond, then they’re trying to help you succeed, too.

Day 4

Blogging System – Write Your Upcoming Week’s Blog Posts

On the fourth day of your blogging system, you’re going to sit down and write your upcoming blog posts. Whether it’s one or seven, do your best to write a post that’s worthy of rising in the search engine ranks and garnering a lot of organic traffic.

You also want to make sure you end with a call to action. That might be for them to sign up to your list, share the post with others, leave a comment, etc. You want engagement to soar.

Email Marketing System – Queue Up Each Email for the Correct Date and Time

Your emails will be complete now, so today, you can queue each one up. If you have multiple lists, you can pick and choose which ones it goes out to. Pick the correct date you want it to go out as well as the time (be mindful of EST versus CST time).

When each email is queued up, be sure to create a test of each one. This allows you to quickly see it and ensure you’ve entered your links, that it’s free of typos and errors, and that it’s formatted correctly.

Social Marketing System – Curate Some Great Information for Your Followers

On your fourth day of social marketing, be a great curator for your followers. One way to succeed with this is to look through your own feed of the people you are following and share some of their content with your own followers.

This builds good will with the other person (they’ll be more apt to share your posts in the future), and it shows your audience that you are good about finding valuable posts from others to share with them.

Don’t just share anything and everything. Be selective. If you don’t find anything in your feed, then go outside of it to find something from someone else to share, like another expert or blogger with some content you found interesting.

Product Launch System – Create the Product for Your Buyers

For day four of your product launch, you’re going to dive into product creation. Many people can create their product in a day, but it all depends on how fast and knowledgeable you are.

If it takes a bit longer, don’t stress about it. Just take your time and create the product, picking up on your daily tasks whenever it’s complete. Remember, you can also outsource product creation or use private label rights as a readymade product or springboard for your own info product.

Affiliate Marketing System – Write or Record Your Review and Post It to Your Blog

Day four is the day you’ll be creating your affiliate reviews, too. You can write them or record them on video, such as doing an unboxing reveal or creating a screen capture showcasing a case study of your results with a product.

Upload it to your blog when you’re done – ideally with some sort of image or video so that it breaks up text and can be found easier in the feeds on social media if someone shares it.

Customer Service System – Whip Up an Unexpected Gift for Your Subscribers or Blog Readers

For your fourth day of customer service, you can create a simple, yet valuable unexpected gift for your blog readers, subscribers and social media followers. This might be something as simple as a cheat sheet, checklist or template they can use.

If you don’t want to make one, you can purchase the rights to one by looking for low content PLR and rebranding it and editing it to be specifically for your audience as a gift from you.

Day 5

Blogging System – Format and Schedule the Posts to Go Live

On your final blog task for the week, you want to format each of the blog posts you want to go live next week and schedule them for publication. Some people do multiple posts per day, some daily, and some just once or twice a week.

For formatting, make sure you have the font broken up so that it’s not one large swath of text without any broken up paragraphs. You should also have skimmable sub-headings or sections that are in bold.

You can use bulletpoints and make sure your images are aligned properly. You want to make sure you have images tagged with relevant keywords as well. And if possible, bold and underline hyperlinks.

You can do a preview of what the post will look like, and you should always do this to ensure that everything looks good, links are in place, and there are no errors or typos. Make sure you space your posts out and have them categorized and tagged for SEO and human navigation.

Email Marketing System – Check Analytics and Clean Up Your List

The last day of the week, you’ll be looking at last week’s emails to see how they performed with your subscribers. Which subjects got the best open rates? How many people, on average, are opening your emails?

You want to look for any bounced emails and clean those up. You also want to delete the unsubscribes because some systems will charge you based on numbers, and those will include the unsubscribed emails in your database.

Social Marketing System – Share Something You’ll Profit From as a Vendor or Affiliate

Social media is a great place to monetize your online efforts. Today, pick something you can earn money from and post about it with a link on a variety of platforms, making sure to track what worked best.

It might be a course of yours, a print on demand tangible item, a coaching program – or something you’re promoting as an affiliate for someone else. You might create a text post for Facebook, a video for YouTube and TikTok, an image for Pinterest and Instagram, etc.

Product Launch System – Create Your Copy, List It on a Platform and Notify Affiliates

The last day of your product launch will have you first creating the sales copy that details the benefits of your product for prospective buyers. Your copy should include a storyline, headlines, bulletpoints, a call to action and more.

You then want to create a listing for the item for sale on a platform of your choice, scheduling it ahead of time. You can do this on sites like Warrior Plus, JVZoo, and ClickBank to name a few.

Notify affiliates by creating a listing on Muncheye, emailing your affiliates, reaching out directly to people you want to recruit, and more. Make sure you give them a link to where they can grab their affiliate link to promote for you.

Affiliate Marketing System – Share the Review in Emails and on Social Media

On the final day of your affiliate marketing system for the week, take the link to your product reviews that you’ve created and share them on social media. You can post the links to the blog post reviews on Facebook, create Pins for them on Pinterest, and more.

You want to make sure that wherever you’re sharing the links, your target audience is prevalent on the site. You should be looking for groups and hashtags to see if there’s an audience there.

Customer Service System – Make Note of Any Complaints or Requests and Work on a Solution

Finally, take care of the customers by taking their concerns to heart and actively working on a solution that you can present to them in the coming week. For example, if someone says your blog is hard to read because it has white text on a black background, then see if switching it would work better.

If they approach you saying they really need help with one thing in particular, make a note of it and either use the idea for a product in the upcoming week or as a free gift with a tip sheet to help them.

One great thing you can do to let people know you hear them is to thank the person who submitted the topic (first name only in case they don’t want their full name divulged) and you can even gift them the solution you create in advance with a personalized message that you hope it helps and you appreciate the feedback because you know it’ll help others, too.

Systemizing your online business isn’t just something you can do if you want to. It’s almost a necessity. Along the way, as you gain more experience, you’ll develop systems and processes of your own – but this should get you started with a roadmap to ensure it all gets handled effectively.

Productivity for Remote Workers

Creating a successful business from within the walls of your home is a challenging feat. But facing the many difficulties and endeavors of entrepreneurship as a work at home mom is an even more intense task.

Finding a balance between work and home life is essential for entrepreneurs when it comes to productivity and mental health. With schedules, routines, and goals in mind, you will be able to create a healthy balance in your home.

Routines and the Need for Flexibility

Routines are an efficient way to keep yourself on track, while allowing time for other necessities and priorities. Setting up a routine requires you to look at several different aspects of your work and home life.

Consider your priorities. Of course, your children will always be a high priority in your life. Focus on prioritizing the most important tasks for your business after that. When you can make a list of what needs to be done first, and what you absolutely have to work on, you’ll be able to have main focuses to align with your daily routine.

It’s important to set aside time for your children throughout your work day. Just being in their presence doesn’t mean that you are being present in their lives. The same policy goes for work and meetings as well.

Prepare for sacrifices. You won’t be able to make a perfect dinner every night, or finish every project you desire within a day or week. Being a work at home mom means that you’ll have to sacrifice some of your time for both work and home life.

Once you’ve chosen your priorities, there are some things that you will simply have to let go of. Allow for some flexibility, too. As a mom, you know that no schedule or routine can be set in stone.

With children, unexpected situations will occur, and work can be just as unpredictable. If your kids are showing signs of needing your attention, you may have to take a break from your work to be there for them.

Or, if you’re working on a project for work and there are technological issues for a big multimedia release that has to be fixed immediately, you may have to order takeout and focus on fixing those problems.

Persist with a routine and reward yourself. As you complete goals and follow along with the routine you’ve set for yourself, you deserve to treat yourself. One of the best ways to stay motivated and efficient is to take small breaks and reward yourself for your own hard work.

Maybe you want to get lunch at a place you haven’t been to in awhile, or you could take a break and take the kids to go get ice cream. You are only human, so you have to find ways to keep yourself happy and satisfied.

Keep track of your goals, too. Create a spreadsheet, calendar, or planner that maps out your drafted routine plans. This way, you will have everything solidified in writing, and it will be a creative way to keep yourself on task.

Find the Sweet Spot for Productivity

Working at home as a mom means that you may not be able to follow “normal” work hours. Instead of a typical 9 to 5, you have to search for sweet spots during the day that allow for the most productivity.

If your children take naps during the day or have a show that airs during a certain time, save your most important work for those moments. You will be able to be the most productive with your distractions lessened.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, either. If you are falling behind or feeling frustrated with the multitasking at hand, reach out and ask a friend or spouse to help watch the kids when they have some spare time. Give yourself a break from home life so that you can put in your best work.

Get Good at Saying No

It’s not your job to make everyone happy. People will come to you with their problems and desires because everyone needs help sometimes. But you don’t owe it to anyone to do every favor they ask for.

Your job is to work on your business and be there for your family. You will have to turn down someone’s request eventually, and it will help you realize how relieving it can be. Being a work at home individual means people will try to take advantage of your availability.

Your needs and desires matter as well. Take care of yourself and the things that matter most to you. Even if you have to say “no” to those closest to you at times, it will be worth it for your mental health.

Tell your spouse that you need to focus on a presentation instead of making dinner or doing a chore when they request is valid, as long as you don’t push your responsibilities off onto them every night.

Take turns with responsibilities so that you both have time for other things. Telling someone “no” does not make you a bad person. Some people may act offended that you had the nerve to turn them down, but that’s only because they’re just thinking about themselves.

However, this means that you have to work to understand why others may say “no” to you as well, so that you aren’t being hypocritical. Everyone has the right to take care of themselves and their priorities first.

Sometimes you have to say “no” to yourself, too. You may have to fight off urges to sleep in or skip out on a project because everything feels too overwhelming. But being in control of yourself is important – especially when you are working towards your goals.

Learn How to Tune Out Noise

Working from home as a mom can be challenging when it comes to working with peace and quiet. Children may not understand the impact of the noise they make, and they may be too young to fully grasp that concept.

There are some things you can do to lessen the impact of noise. Get a white noise machine. A white noise machine may help you drown out the sounds your kids are making, while building up your focus.

If you struggle with random sounds distracting you, this method will help you calm down and push past those distractions. It doesn’t drown them out to a level that’s unsafe, but it kind of blurs it all into a background noise.

Try having a separate office space. Whether you add in more insulation or just need to shut a door, a separate office space will give you an area of quiet concentration. Your kids may pick up on the fact that when you enter your office, you need to work hard and be left alone for a little while.

Consider having quiet hours. If your kids are old enough, you can teach them that you need time to work, so they have to be quiet for a certain amount of time. This could also be their time to watch TV or play a video game that they love, as long as they keep the sound at a low volume.

Listen to music while you’re focusing. Although this method does not work with everyone, some people become incredibly efficient when they listen to music. If you have a nicer pair of headphones to block out other noise, you can try listening to classical music, or any genre that works for you.

Sometimes, you can find a video on YouTube with a sound like a crackling fireplace or a running stream or thunderstorm. These sounds can help you focus better and lessen the distracting noise in the home.

Invest in Outside Help If Finances Allow It

Since you are already working on a growing business and raising children, your time is spread pretty thin. If finances allow it, investing in outside help is a good idea. This will help ease the burden of the work, so that you don’t have to shoulder all of it.

There are a few different helpful ideas to consider investing in. Get a weekly cleaning person to come in and help. Hiring a maid will take the task of heavy cleaning off of your shoulders.

Someone who can deep clean your house once a week will keep the larger tasks out of your hands, so that you only have light work to do when the day is done. They can also help you catch up on dishes, laundry, and even meal prep.

Use grocery pickup or delivery. Grocery shopping takes up more time than you may realize. If you are on a time crunch and have a shopping list ready, order your supplies online and have it delivered to your door.

If you are looking to save a little money, order online and pick up the groceries when your order is ready. Both of these methods will save you a lot of time. Get a babysitter sometimes, too.

Keeping children entertained while working on your career isn’t always easy, especially if they are very young. Hiring a babysitter who can spend focused time with them and play with them will give you the space you may need to be efficient.

Even if it’s only for a few hours a day, every busy mother needs a break. An assistant might be a good idea, too. You may worry that you’re missing out on spending more time with your children because of tedious tasks that you have to complete for your business.

Hiring an assistant (virtual or in house) for those tasks will save you time, and allow you to focus on bigger projects as well. Sign up for carpooling if your kids are school aged. If you have a neighbor or friend with kids that lives nearby, you could give them a small amount of money each week for them to pick your kids up along the way to school or other activities.

You can even share in the responsibilities and drive once or twice a week, but it will alleviate the daily burden. Driving takes up a lot of time, and you can’t multitask while taking your children places.

See If Multitasking Helps or Hurts Your Productivity

Multitasking is something commonly recommended to busy people. But what most don’t realize is that it can hurt your work process more than help, if you are the type of person who gets slowed down or overwhelmed by multitasking.

Test out how multitasking works for you by timing your work. Test 1 would include you working on one simple task. Test 2 would include you working on two simple tasks (example: writing and listening at the same time).

Afterwards, reflect on how much information you retained, and how quickly you were able to accomplish things. If you feel like multitasking muddles your clarity or slows down your process, stick to one task at a time.

If you thrive with multitasking, use it to your advantage. Listen to informative podcasts while making your kid’s lunch, or play with the kids while brainstorming for an upcoming project. As long as you feel like it is manageable for you, go for it.

Systemize Your Processes

Developing routines and clear systems for every task at hand will help you fall into the swing of things and work as quickly as possible. Whether you are tackling something for work or for home, systemizing your process will be the most efficient way to go.

Getting the kids ready can be a routine. Sometimes getting your kids ready in the morning can be a burdensome task. If you can teach them how to stick to a morning routine, everyone will be able to do their part.

Have one kid pick out their clothing while the other takes a shower, and give each of them an order of tasks to complete so that mornings run smoothly. Templates for product creation come in handy for systemization.

Whether you’re creating a sales letter for a launch or writing a product review, stick to a template that provides a quick and effective solution, so that you are organized and it becomes second nature.

Automate emails and blog posts. Upload your posts and emails ahead of time and schedule them out, so that you don’t have to worry about making a deadline or being available at a specific time.

This will also help you make the most out of posting at specific hours to optimize engagement. Use pre-planned dinner schedules. Instead of brainstorming what to make for dinner while you should be paying attention to a tutorial, set aside time at the beginning of the week to plan out your dinners, so that you can be prepared and ready.

Have a cleaning routine. Cleaning can feel like an overwhelming task. So focus on taking things one room at a time, with a determined path so that cleaning becomes a process, rather than a long, burdensome task that has to be done everywhere at once.

Know When to Be Unavailable

Your work doesn’t have to follow you everywhere you go. Keep your work phone or certain contacts muted when you are devoting time to your family. If it is an emergency, they will reach out to you more than just once.

Giving your children undivided attention is important. They need to know that you prioritize them and want to spend time with them. If you give them that love and effort, they are more likely to be respectful when it’s time for you to work.

Your family will have to learn that you can’t always be there for them at every moment of the day. Although children may not always understand why you have to work, they will have to accept that you can’t always play with them.

This may take time and patience, but it’s something that they will have to learn in order for you to be able to work without an interruption every five minutes. This is also something your spouse will need to learn.

Sometimes, they may have to parent or do tasks on their own without your help because of the work that you do. Don’t let this cause friction, but instead keep a calm demeanor as they find their way.

Learn How to Use Tools of Convenience

Finding products that help you deal with two things at once is a great way to multitask without having to physically do the multitasking. There are thousands of products made to make lives easier, and many are specifically targeted towards those who work at home as parents.

Look for toys and items that will keep your children entertained and safe. For example, for younger children, you could purchase a bouncy jumper and attach it to the doorway of your office.

Your children can amuse themselves while you work, and they will always be within your view, so you know they can’t get into anything crazy. To make things easier on the work front, you could try purchasing technology that helps you out with your business.

Set your phone to read messages aloud, so that you can communicate through text with people while playing with your kids. And if you still have baby cameras from when your children were younger, you can utilize them now so that you always know what your kids are up to in the other room.

Have Clear Daily Goals and Make Sure They’re Reasonable

When you set smaller goals, the key is to motivate rather than overwhelm yourself. These goals may be designed to make you more involved in the family, or be more productive at work.

When creating these goals, focus on what you want from them. There are some ideas for goals to set to get yourself started. Push past procrastination. Write at least one page of what you are working on, or set a word goal.

Set timers for allotted time to work on something, then take breaks. Make one important business call. Doing things like this get the ball rolling, and you end up doing far more than you initially promised yourself.

Spend more time with your spouse. Plan out a short date night. Take the kids and bring them to lunch. Try to break your nightly routine by talking about a certain topic together or watching a show you both enjoy.

Involve your children more. Have the kids help out with dinner. Play a board or video game with them. Plan a family movie night. Being a working mom can make you feel like you’re being pulled in all directions at times.

But if you work on finding a healthy balance and utilize tools like routines, schedules and other strategies, you’ll find that your children grow up with a healthy appreciation for your efforts to parent them while simultaneously growing your business.

How Entrepreneurs Can Manage a High Stress Career

Deciding to become an entrepreneur is a career choice that has many benefits but can also come with a heavy workload and lots of stress. Being responsible for an entire business and your finances can quickly become overwhelming and can cause stress.

Managing stress is extremely important when it comes to being an entrepreneur. If you’re not careful about making sure you keep your stress levels down, it could seriously wear on both your physical and mental health and take a toll on your business and personal life, too.

Some entrepreneurs might find stress management to be a difficult habit to start because of the high workload and busy schedules they often have. However, there are options for stress relieving activities that won’t take too much time out of your day.

Make Sure You Exercise Throughout Your Day With a Sedentary Career

Staying active is an extremely important stress relieving activity for everyone to engage in, regardless of how much free time you have on your hands. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins, which lowers stress levels. Professionals recommend at least thirty minutes of exercise per day.

One exercise you could incorporate into your schedule easily is walking. If you’re on a phone call where you don’t need to be sitting at a desk or anywhere in particular, go walk outside or around your house.

This will be an easy way to engage in physical activity without taking time out of work. If you can’t do physical activity while working, set aside planned time to exercise even if you have to break up thirty minutes throughout your day.

For example, you could spend ten minutes in the morning walking or jogging, another ten minutes in the afternoon biking or swimming, and another ten minutes at night dancing or doing yoga.

You can do it while listening to a podcast or even while dictating the content of your lead magnet on your smart phone. Some online entrepreneurs even invest in a treadmill desk, where they can walk while working.

Bring More Joy to Your Day Through Laughter

It may sound too good to be true, but laughter is a great, time efficient way to lower stress levels on a busy schedule. Laughing and smiling releases endorphins and lowers cortisol, therefore relieving stress.

There are many comedy videos and skits on platforms like YouTube. Streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max also have comedy movies on them.

Try watching something funny in the morning or before bed to start or end your day in a better mood and with less stress. If your schedule allows for it, you can also watch shorter comedy clips in between work.

Remember That Your Food Choices Can Have an Effect on Your Stress Levels

Another easy, time efficient way to effectively reduce stress is to change up your diet. Maintaining a healthy diet has been proven to reduce the effect that stress has on your body.

Making healthy, home cooked meals multiple times every day may not be optimal when it comes to running a business and having such a busy schedule. To help reduce time spent on cooking, try meal prepping.

Meal prepping is where you make multiple meals before you need them. So if you have a day off, or a day when you have more free time than usual, spend time preparing food for the upcoming days or week and package it in reusable containers.

Preparing your meals ahead of time is time efficient and can also keep you from caving in and eating unhealthy foods that take no time to prepare, like processed ones packed with calories.

Chicken, rice, and vegetables are common ingredients in meal prepping recipes. You can even set up a crockpot meal to cook throughout the day while you’re working, so that you’re not relying on takeout when your busy workload is complete.

There are also things in your diet that may cause an increase in your cortisol levels. Make sure you make an effort to cut stress-causing foods and drinks out of your diet. These include alcohol, caffeine, processed meats, and foods with high levels of sugar.

Listen to Some Music to Boost Your Mood

Putting on music in the background while you work is a simple, quick, and effective way to reduce stress levels. Music, especially calming music like classical, has been shown to lower stress.

Music can relieve stress by lowering the heart rate and reducing the amount of stress hormones such as cortisol released by the brain. Listening to music also releases endorphins, which improves your mood and decreases stress levels.

Hearing calming tunes and slow tempos can actually cause your muscles and your mind to relax, making you feel soothed and stress free throughout your day. Faster songs can make you feel more focused.

Dancing to music you love is also a great way to relieve stress if you have a busy schedule. Even if it’s just a few songs, the combination of listening to music and exercise will release endorphins and lower cortisol.

How Asking For Help Can Make Your Life Easier

Running a business online, while trying to deal with other responsibilities like cleaning, taking care of your kids if you have any, cooking, and more can be far too overwhelming for many.

Allow yourself to ask your spouse, other family members, or even close friends for help with certain tasks. If you have kids who are old enough, ask them to help with chores like dishes, laundry, picking up clutter, and even yard work.

Asking for help is also useful in terms of your business. There may be a project that you’ve been working on that you’re really struggling with. Don’t be afraid to reach out to some other entrepreneurs for advice that could really benefit your company.

Relax Your Mind and Eliminate Stress Through Meditation

Getting into a meditative state is where you clear your mind from any thoughts and feel the present moment. You’re supposed to focus on your breathing and what you feel around you.

During meditation, you simply cut out any thoughts from your mind. This brings a state of relaxation and can help you relieve stress by not focusing on whatever it is that is stressing you out.

Meditation won’t take too much time out of your day, either. Some people prefer to meditate for half an hour, while some can still get extreme stress relief from only five to ten minutes of meditation between tasks.

Studies have shown that meditation has many benefits to mental health and that it’s an effective technique in relieving stress. Meditation is proven to increase attentiveness and also improve regulation of emotions.

If you struggle with keeping thoughts about your stressors out of your mind, look into guided meditation. Guided meditation is where you are instructed to focus on certain things while in a meditative state.

The instructors who guide the meditation may tell you to imagine yourself in a certain relaxing setting, such as a beach or a forest. They also usually ask you to imagine how this setting would sound, smell, or feel as well.

This method of meditation is just as effective as other methods, and is great for those who struggle to focus on thinking about nothing. You can find many different guided meditations online that will suit your needs for time and topic.

Allow Yourself to Take Breaks to Recover

When running your own business, you may almost always be focusing on or thinking about work. It may seem to you like your company will fail unless you’re spending all of your time working.

Hard work and focus is crucial in terms of running your own business, but constantly being wrapped up in stressful situations will deteriorate your mental health and could possibly cause your business to suffer because of it.

The best thing you can do to avoid becoming mentally overloaded with work is to take breaks. Giving your mind time to rest while you are working will help your stress levels go down, and will help you regenerate energy and focus.

Taking breaks has been shown to improve people’s performance throughout the day. This means you’ll be able to work more efficiently and create quality content for your business.

Studies have also shown that taking breaks throughout your day decreases the amount of time you need to recover at the end of the day. This is great for those who are too busy to get a full good night’s rest.

The Impact Sleep Has on Your Body and Mind

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest, most beneficial things you can do for your mental health. Staying on a good sleep schedule is a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Being on a sleep schedule has been shown to improve focus, creativity, performance, overall mood, and productivity. It’s also linked to helping physical health by preventing issues like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

A solid good night’s sleep requires about seven hours of rest. This is a pretty attainable goal for most people, but some entrepreneurs with extra busy schedules or high stress levels may struggle to reach this goal.

If you have a lot of work to tackle, you may think that sleeping for a shorter amount of time will benefit your business in the long run. Many people see getting a good night’s sleep as inconvenient because they could be working during the hours that they’re resting.

However, this approach will deteriorate your mental and physical health. Since sleep is important for brain function, it will also take a toll on the quality of the work you are doing and the products you are putting out to your customers.

When you lack proper sleep, your brain won’t function as well, causing you to zone out and get distracted easier than you would if you were properly rested. This is why rest is so crucial in being an entrepreneur.

How Taking Care of an Animal Can Improve Your Life

Owning and being around pets has been shown to be a great way for anyone to reduce stress. Being with animals is proven to reduce cortisol levels and increase oxytocin levels.

If you work at home and are more available to take care of a pet, try looking at cats and dogs to accompany you at home. Petting a dog has been proven to significantly decrease stress levels.

Dogs need lots of physical activity to keep them happy and healthy. Walking your dog would be a great way to incorporate exercise, another form of stress relief, into spending time with your pet.

Getting a fish is a great alternative to those who may be too busy for a higher-maintenance pet like a cat or a dog since they don’t require as much attention and playtime as other animals do.

If you do decide to get a pet, make sure you will have enough time and energy to properly take care of it. The last thing you would want to do is get an animal that would only cause you more stress on top of everything else.

Even if getting a pet is way out of your comfort zone, you can still benefit from interacting with animals. For example, in your free time, try volunteering at an animal shelter.

How You Can Use Aromatherapy to Relieve Both Physical and Mental Stress

Aromatherapy is a stress-relieving practice where you use products that contain essential oils to improve your physical and mental health, as well as your overall well-being.

There are many different types of aromatherapy products you can choose from such as lotions, diffusers, candles, and room mists. You can find these products in a wide variety of scents.

Essential oils are the key components in aromatherapy. Each type of oil has a different effect and benefit. Oils like lavender, chamomile, lemon, and rose have been shown to help you physically and mentally relax, boost your mood, and even reduce headaches.

This form of stress relief is great for busy entrepreneurs because it doesn’t require much time or effort. Lighting a candle in the morning or turning on your diffuser will allow you to relieve stress throughout your day without having to waste time away from work.

While being a work at home entrepreneur brings on a lot of burdens that can make you feel stressed, it also allows you a wonderful opportunity to be able to alleviate that stress in unique ways that you wouldn’t be capable of doing if you were in a corporate office workspace.

For example, in an office, you might have coworkers complaining if you used a scent in your aromatherapy they didn’t like, or if they could hear your music. Your boss may not appreciate you taking breaks he or she didn’t authorize whenever you felt like it.

Enhance Your Creative Intelligence

In a world full of entrepreneurs and big dreamers, it is challenging to set yourself apart from the crowd. You may have interesting and unique ideas, but struggle with utilizing them to push you to the top.

Even if you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s easy to be flushed out by the louder voices who can articulate their thoughts and ideas better. In order to detach from the group and showcase the true leader you were meant to be, you’ll have to become more strategic with your methods.

The best strategy you can use to cultivate your niche leadership skills is learning how to enhance your creative intelligence. This is a talent that can be learned and practiced, and once you unleash it on the competition, there’ll be no stopping your success.

What Is Creative Intelligence and Why Is It Important for Success?

Creative intelligence is about your ability to come up with unique and innovative solutions to problems faced both daily and rarely. It’s all about how you can create and manage ideas in the marketplace.

When you completely make use of your creative intelligence, you’ll be able to combine your creativity and knowledge for every problem you face, and every idea you can come up with.

Let’s say you’re an entrepreneur, looking for a business opportunity. Every other entrepreneur is simply doing the same thing as their competitors. What you need is a creative edge, with abilities that make you stand out.

When you can harness your creative intelligence to the fullest, you will have the competitive edge that you need to become successful and develop a loyal following in your niche.

Learning how to innovate is essential to being successful in any business. Problems will always arise, and you will need to be quick with creative solutions that may fall outside of the box from your frequent way thinking.

When a customer has a problem, you should be the one who can think of the best solution for both the customer and the business. When others can depend on you for your problem solving in the marketplace, it will be noticed.

When you are pitching ideas or creating copy for products, you always want to have that unique idea that also ends up being the best one for the customer. Competition can be ruthless, and everyone wants the same things as you.

In order to push past your competitors and land at the top, you’ll need to be more inventive with your thinking. Building up your creative intelligence will assist you in your brainstorming process, so that you have the best idea at every turn and the competition struggles to keep up with you.

Become a Good Learner to Increase Your Creative Intelligence

Becoming a better learner is the beginning of increasing your creative intelligence. The easier it becomes for you to learn things, the more flexible you will be able to be in your creativity process.

Here are a few different methods to try to become better at learning:

Try different media formats.

When you take in information, there are plenty of different media formats to utilize. Try learning from each media format (reading, videos, audiobooks, etc.) to see which one works best for you.

The goal is to see which format allows you to retain the most information and it may be a matter of what you find most enjoyable. There may be several that work for you, so make sure you give them all equal focus when searching for a method to take in information.

Apply different learning styles.

Whether you are best with auditory, visual (or sometimes a combination of those), there is a learning style that works best for you. Try learning some information using these styles, and decide which one feels the easiest for you.

Once you’ve managed to figure out what style(s) help you learn the most, try to focus on that style when you take in information. You can find a variety of leaders and courses that will likely have resources on topics you want to learn in a style that best suits you.

Teach what you’ve learned to someone else.

In order to completely process information and have confidence that you know what you’re talking about, try explaining an idea or topic to someone who knows nothing about it.

If you can successfully get them to understand what you want to convey, then you’re increasing your ability to learn by learning how to teach others as well. And if you can teach something to someone, then you can present that topic to the world, and remain fully confident that you are a capable leader or expert.

Test yourself.

You will never be able to increase your learning skills if you don’t test the ones you have. Whether you test yourself on a specific topic, or a general idea, it’s good to discover where you are in your understanding of a topic.

This will help you know how far along you are on your path to embracing your creative intelligence. Some people find it helpful to create charts and graphs where they test different skills they have, and keep track of it over time. This will give you a physical view of your improvements in learning.

Ask for feedback from others.

Pride may tend to get in the way of asking for feedback, but it is essential if you want to grow as a learner. Critiques and opinions will only help you grow, and you will be able to learn from your mistakes, rather than never even knowing that you were making them.

Some feedback may be difficult to hear, but it will only make you and your methods stronger. You want to find people who offer constructive criticism and have appreciation for their thoughts when they share them with you.

Create time to reflect on your process.

If your learning skills don’t seem to be improving, it may be time to take a moment and reflect. Think about how you’ve been trying to improve, and decide what’s working, and what’s not.

It’s important to give yourself periods of reflection so that you can check yourself, and change direction if needed. Creative intelligence includes being able to reflect on your own methods, and come up with inventive ways to improve on them.

Always ask questions.

Those who learn the most are often those who ask the most questions. But try not to get caught up in asking questions just to ask them, because that won’t get you anywhere. Don’t be afraid to clarify things and ask specifically about what you don’t understand.

Being fearless with your curiosity will bring out your creative intelligence. If you want to learn the most you possibly can, you have to ask questions of other people. Whether their opinions or thoughts are correct, they will provide you with points of view that you had yet to encounter, which may give you an edge in your marketing or product creation.

Don’t back down from a challenge – find them, instead.

Learning is not supposed to be easy. That’s why you have to get creative with your thinking, and innovative with your ideas. If you feel like everything you do on a daily basis is easy, or comfortable, then it’s time to challenge yourself.

Take the time to learn something new, or try a new approach on a project you’ve started. Try timing your reading, and work towards a faster pace. Learning is all about the challenges you face, and how you overcome or learn from them.

Work on your communication style.

One of the best ways to learn from others is to learn from the conversations you have with them. If you can surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, or at a similar intelligence level, you are bound to have fruitful conversations that will elevate your creativity and lead to big ideas.

You don’t have to work alone to succeed. Most people have some help along the way – they just tend to choose carefully about who the help is from. If you can learn how to be a master communicator, you’ll be able to learn many things from plenty of people who all have unique ideas, opinions, and thoughts of their own.

Embrace the Freedom to Veer Off the Beaten Path

If you are someone with many goals and dreams in life, you probably look up to several successful people. One of the biggest keys to their success was their ability to be different from the rest.

You can’t be afraid of taking risks if you want to stand out. You have to embrace the fact that you can be different and unique all on your own. You may want to follow in your idol’s footsteps, but you won’t make it to the end goal if you try to emulate someone else completely.

Accessing your creative intelligence is all about forging a new path – one made up of your own ideas, insights, innovations, and dreams. It is your life and your career, so you have to take the reins and steer in a new direction.

Being unique is an opportunity that a lot of creators don’t comprehend. Success comes from making the most of the cards you have been dealt in life, not avoiding them. There are plenty of different ways to get the same thing done.

If you can come up with a completely new way, it will not go unnoticed. The way in which you’re different from other people and their products is what will put you in the lead.

When it comes to product optimization and completely utilizing your skills, you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone, and into the bright lights. Even if it means taking a risk and a leap of faith, it’s the only way you’ll be able to harness your creative intelligence and succeed against your competitors.

Use Tools at Your Disposal to Highlight Your Creative Intelligence

As you embark on the journey of merging your creativity and your intelligence together, you should try different tools and techniques that will bring out the best of both. These tools should be utilized when you want to spice up your creative methods, and need a way to plan and organize all of your thoughts and ideas.

Mind Maps

Creating a mind map will help you make the connections between different ideas, and draw everything out in a way that makes sense in your brain. Since you are literally mapping out your brainstorming process, it may just lead you to the solution or product you’ve been searching for.


Storyboards are excellent if you need to organize a certain process into steps. You can even draw out your ideas, so that they fill up a picture, instead of just the far corner of your imagination.

You’ll be able to give numbers to each step of a process, and have a clear and cohesive path to follow when moving forward with your ideas. You can even rearrange the storyboard so that the ideas flow in a more logical method if you want to.

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is the perfect release that your brain may need. By giving up the control factor and allowing your mind to be put at ease, you may have a completely new set of thoughts and ideas that come to you.

In order for the meditation to work, you have to be willing and able to let go, and find a place in your mind that is calm. You can find guided meditation apps and videos online that can help you find this creative release.

Reverse Thinking

A great way to change your perspective on your stagnant situation is to try the method of reverse thinking. When you ask yourself a question or have a problem to solve, think about the opposite way to phrase your problem, and try to solve that.

Taking your idea and reversing it will show you a completely new way to view the idea or problem, which could lead to new ideas and solutions. This is a simple, yet productive way to shake things up.


Looking up different riddles and trying to solve them is a great way to get your brain working, and practicing your abilities to think creatively. But trying to create your own is a completely different puzzle to solve.

You have to be extremely creative if you can come up with your own special riddles that you made from scratch. It’s a great exercise to do when you want to challenge your mind.

Picture Association

Find different images, and try to draw connections between them. Or generate random images and create a story about them all. If you are looking for certain words or ideas, look at a picture and pick the first word that comes to mind.

Instead of turning the images in your mind to words, you are doing the opposite, which will help you create new perspectives. It doesn’t matter if it ties into the project you’re working on – the process itself will help your brain learn how to use this strategy when it needs to.


Checklists are a great way to organize your brain and make a plan of everything you need to do. Whether they’re large tasks that will take time, or even small tasks, they will help you write out your thoughts on what you need to do.

This way, you can focus more time on creative thinking and product creation instead of getting bogged down in minute details that should be easily addressed with a checklist instead.


Even if you aren’t very artistic, doodling is a creative way to get your thoughts flowing. It may seem meaningless, but allowing your mind to create lines and drawings is like turning a faucet on, and letting the first few jobs flow out.

Once you get some doodling out of the way, you’ll be ready to dive into the deeper things your mind has been holding onto, such as how to create an in-demand product or the best way to step up and serve your audience.

Explore Both Structured and Unstructured Options

When you’re learning something, coming up with new ideas, or working on product development, there are two paths you can take. You can go the structured route, which is more of a textbook way to go.

Using this method, you choose to learn from books, a class, a video, or something that directly teaches you what you should do or understand. This form of learning won’t challenge your mind as much, but it’s a necessary part of improving as a niche leader.

With structured ideas, you won’t be doing as much exploring of the mind. Structural ideas come from a more logical part of your brain – like creating a pros and cons list, where every idea is either one or the other.

This method will keep things more black and white in your mind, and may be more useful when it comes to making decisions. When you have a specific product, problem, or idea in mind, structural methods will help you stay on task.

If you go for the unstructured methods, the world of creativity tends to be more free. When you’re learning using this strategy, you’re teaching yourself by learning from your all possibilities – even the wrong ones.

Without structure, there is room for you to explore each lesson learned, and push yourself with challenges. When you’re foregoing structure when you brainstorm, you will find that your ideas can take flight in more colorful ways.

For example, you could sit down and brainstorm an idea by getting out an empty piece of paper and your favorite colorful pen. You could write down every thought that comes to mind, until there is an idea that you love.

The only worry with unstructured methods is the fact that you could end up with thirty different good ideas, instead of sticking to just one. The best method for your learning and brainstorming process is to combine both structured and unstructured methods.

Give yourself the creative freedom to brainstorm and let loose, while also creating a structural plan that keeps you on task and still helps you learn in the way that works best for you.

With a little bit of structure, you could plan on utilizing the tools and techniques mentioned earlier to completely embrace your creative intelligence. This is a strategy that most top leaders use, whether they label it as creative intelligence or not.

Only those who refuse to try new things stay stuck in a cycle of frustration having to watch as the competition outdoes them at every turn. You want more for yourself, and training your mind to tap into and cultivate creative intelligence is an easy and effective way to achieve that.

Using Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation to Succeed

When doing most of the things you do in life, you do them because you have some kind of motivation occurring. There’s a reward delivered by the actions you take. The motivations that you have can be either intrinsic or extrinsic.

Sometimes only one will be present, but at times, both can be as well – and that’s a good thing. You can use these motivations to gain the ability to succeed in whatever you’re attempting to accomplish.

Some people fight their automatic motivation to rebel against completing a task or to help them avoid something they may have a fear of, or uncertainty. But if you learn how to wield the power of this force, you’ll be empowered to put your efforts to things that provide better opportunities and more personal satisfaction in your life.

Defining Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is the type of motivation that comes from within you. What you gain from this type of motivation is usually a feeling of satisfaction from your actions. You’re led by what you feel.

Those who act based on an intrinsic motivation typically like the journey better than the outcome. For example, there are people who work a job, not because they make plenty of money as their motivation, but because of their passion for the type of work they do.

Sometimes an intrinsic motivation can be linked to a cause or a purpose. For example, someone who grew up with a family member who struggled with a disease may grow up to become a doctor, not for the prestige or pay, but because they want to help others in the same situation, and it makes them feel good to do so.

On the opposite end, extrinsic motivation doesn’t rely on what a person feels or is necessarily passionate about. This can be a motivation that looks for what they gain from doing something.

Instead of becoming a doctor because they want to help someone, they might choose to become a doctor because they want the money or because they want others to think highly of them – maybe even because of parental pressure to go that route.

Instead of being motivated by what’s going on within themselves, they get their motivation from what’s going on outside of themselves. One of the issues that can make it more difficult to reach success based solely on extrinsic motivation is that, because it’s an external motivation, your motivation can change based on the outside situation and there may be nothing you can do to prevent that.

An example would be someone who wanted to become a doctor for the money or for the praise of others. If you found out that you were going to need to work in a setting where there was little or no recognition and the pay wasn’t that great, then your motivation to succeed would be affected and dwindle.

Because what motivated you is gone, you wouldn’t have the same drive to succeed as you would if the motivation was coming directly from within you. You’re less likely to continue to stay in a situation where your motivation isn’t being fed.

If you’re someone who decides to be an entrepreneur because you want to be your own boss to have more time off to spend with your family, you’re more likely to stick with it and see your tasks through to a successful end.

But if you’re someone who wants to be an entrepreneur just because you want to make a lot of money, when times are hard and little or no money is coming in, you won’t have the motivation needed to keep going.

How Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Impact Success

Because both of these are motivations, you might think that intrinsic and extrinsic can be used the same way to help you succeed. They can’t. They’re different because the reward system each one brings differs.

But the good thing is that, even though they aren’t the same and don’t work the same way, they can be used in turn to boost the other motivation. For example, what you want outwardly can be used to boost an inward motivation.

It’s the same with intrinsic. What you want within you can be strengthened or more deeply motivated by what goes on externally. People who find their motivation from within often feel more complete with their success goals.

They believe that they can remain motivated for the long haul because they’re not affected by what happens outside of their inner drive. But you can take any extrinsic motivation and allow that to boost your inward motivation.

For example, you might be someone who has a strong desire to help others financially. You’re always giving money or items that others need. Maybe you’re involved in your community and you’re consistently donating to food banks or helping volunteer at an organization that helps the less fortunate.

All of that come from within you. You could have an extrinsic motivation to make more money at your job. So you take steps to level up so you bring home extra in your paycheck solely because you want that additional money to go toward helping others.

That is a way of using both the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation jointly to gain inner satisfaction and find the success that you want to have. There is a strong overlap in certain areas of these motivations.

They can work together to help your success, but they can also work together and become an obstacle. The doctor that lives using intrinsic motivation who gets public recognition for helping a patient or saving a life can reach the point where the extrinsic motivation becomes more desirable.

So he begins to change his core beliefs, desires and motivation. Sometimes the two motivations can work in tandem to help you create success and give you a stronger motivation than if you were relying on one or the other.

But often, the extrinsic motivation can start to overshadow intrinsic motivation. That doesn’t mean that you should stick with just one type of motivation and never try to use both at once.

Because if they are used in the right way, together, they can strengthen your will to achieve and do whatever it is you’re trying to do. The key is to know which times you should rely on intrinsic motivation and which times you need to defer to extrinsic motivation.

Which Motivation Is Best for Success?

The answer is that it depends on you. Do you go out to spend time exercising because it makes you feel happy (intrinsic) or because you want to lose weight because you worry about what others think (extrinsic)?

The reason why you want to do something can help you understand which motivation is best for your success. Sometimes, combining the two is clear. You can want to exercise because it makes you happy and because you want to lose weight.

You can want to show up at work because you love your job and because you want the money. Doing what you want to do because you’re basing your actions on an intrinsic motivation satisfies the inner person.

If you gain something external, that’s good. If you don’t, you’re still okay with that.

Extrinsic usually has a “what’s in it for me” at the end of the journey. An example of how intrinsic and extrinsic can differ in daily life is that some people lie because their intrinsic motivation is not to hurt the other person’s feelings.

It makes them happy not to cause someone pain. An extrinsic motivation to lie could be because you don’t want to get in trouble for something you did or didn’t do. People who rely on intrinsic motivation are usually the ones who find success because they have an inner “why” that they rely on to do things.

When times get tough or obstacles crop up, they look within at their why and find the will to keep on going. Those using extrinsic motivation don’t have an inner “why” to fall back on.

It’s up to you to know when and how to use either or both of these types of motivations.

You’ll find that there will be times when your success comes easier because of the intrinsic motivation that you have.

No one can take this away from you. You’re the only one who can lose the inner will to succeed. For example, you join a mastermind group because you love learning about your niche.

However, you’ll also experience days when having an extrinsic motivation makes it easier to succeed. Those who rely on intrinsic motivation can have times where they just don’t feel like doing what needs to get done.

They may have set a goal to finish by a certain time, but then end up being too tired to accomplish a task. Because they don’t rely on the same reward factors that extrinsic motivation does, it’s easier for them to let go of doing something when they don’t feel up to it.

If you’re motivated extrinsically, then you can often see or touch the motivating factor once it’s accomplished. Like smaller clothes with the lost pounds, more money in the paycheck, etc.

Combining Your Motivations for Success

You can choose to let your motivations be either intrinsic or extrinsic. But if you look at a history of successful people, they relied on both. Finding a way to bring both motivations onboard so that they help you work toward your goals is the best way to succeed.

Some people swear that intrinsic motivation is the only way to gain success. Having an inner motivation or intrinsic one pushes you to achieve. You’re not going to give up just because the circumstances or the people change.

It’s true that relying on this type of motivation allows you to be satisfied through the ups and the downs. You’re often grateful for what you have and see the good even when things aren’t going well because you look inward.

But you don’t have to be an either/or person when it comes to how you use motivation. Having an extrinsic motivation can push you to achieve because, at the end of the goal, the reason you were striving bears fruit.

You get the promotion, you get the money, you get the diploma, you buy the car, you purchase the home, etc. Though you can rely on one motivation or the other, learning how to harness the power of both can make you more successful.

The key is to find the underlying strength in both types at the same time or through the same situation and put them to work for you. If you’re someone who wants to go to college because you want to embrace learning and grow your knowledge, that’s intrinsic.

But wanting to do that because it means you can level up in your career is extrinsic. You can mesh the two together and it gives more strength to the motivation to succeed. Though some people say it’s best to focus on one or the other type of motivation, it’s not – because everyone has some type of inner motivation just like they have an external one.

It’s not important that you choose only one way of motivating yourself and stick with that. What’s important is that you know how much to let either type of motivation drive you.

You can easily get out of balance by relying solely on one or the other just like you can get out of balance if you use both but let one have more weight on the decisions that you make.

For example, if you’re someone who relies only intrinsic motivation, you might be on salary and love your job and support the business to the point that you take on too much work and spend too many hours without receiving any reward for doing so.

Or, you might have trouble saying no to a coworker who wants you to do some of their tasks, too. By balancing the intrinsic with the external, you can still love your job, but because the payoff of not earning more for spending more time isn’t there, you won’t stick around for all those extra hours because there’s nothing in it for you.

Boosting Your Motivations

There are different ways that these two types of motivation are boosted to give you maximum ability to achieve success. You’ll want to look at these ways and pick the ones that can help you the most.

Intrinsic relies more heavily on internal happiness or satisfaction. Gaining better work or relationship skills can boost your intrinsic motivation. The areas where you might find these would be in taking a class or course, going to a meeting, networking with others in your field or with others who also find satisfaction in their job or relationship.

Many intrinsic motivations are intangible. You can’t touch it, but you can feel it. That’s why it’s important for people who rely on intrinsic motivation to practice positive self-talk. Because much of their action taking is associated with the feelings they get from the tasks they accomplish.

This motivation often requires more introspect than extrinsic motivation. People who use intrinsic motivation need to be able to look within themselves and be able to acknowledge truthfully what they want.

Not being truthful causes them to get discouraged because their “why” isn’t authentic. Those who want to boost their intrinsic motivation can find success by following what feels right to them.

It may go against what everyone else is saying or what’s always been done in a traditional way. The things that can boost your extrinsic motivation are the things that matter to you as far as your life goals.

These people want to achieve for a specific purpose that usually doesn’t relate to feelings. Though some say that an extrinsic motivation is more self-centered, the truth is that it’s human nature to want rewards and recognition for what you gain or do and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Your extrinsic motivation is boosted every time you receive something related to your efforts. When you perform well at your job and get a raise, that strengthens your extrinsic motivation to push yourself to continue succeeding.

Connections with people you admire is another way that extrinsic motivation gets boosted. An example of this would be if your hard work earns you a lot of focus from others and it comes to the attention of those you consider your role models.

The reward of connecting with someone you admire solidifies your motivation. Giving yourself the rewards, intrinsically or extrinsically, that you need will help you not only to feel satisfied with your efforts but will lead to a greater chance that you’ll achieve all your goals and reach success in whatever area you’re striving in.

30 Day Traffic Blueprint – Get More Page Views

30 Day Traffic Blueprint - Get More Page Views Blog Header

Need blog traffic? Then you need the 30 Day Traffic Blueprint. If you follow these ideas, you’ll have new website visitors in 30 days or less!

30 Day Traffic Blueprint Pinterest Pin

30 Day Traffic Blueprint

One of the most frustrating things for an online entrepreneur is the fact that they possess the necessary drive and passion to lead a niche, but in spite of their eagerness to learn, end up confused or struggling to generate traffic for their site.

You can have the best products or services imaginable, and content that rivals any professional publication – but if you can’t get eyes on your site pages, your success will grow stagnant until you can figure out this all-important element.

Website traffic is a combination of pulling people to your site based on what you’ve put there and how you’ve purposefully built it – and pushing them there from offsite using strategic plans that get people clicking on your links.

They can be both free and paid measures, and once you know how to integrate a blueprint of best traffic practices, you’ll find your financial success soaring thanks to the expedited traffic tactics you’ve been using.

Below, you’ll find a 30-day implementation plan that allows you to integrate bite-sized traffic methods that both push and pull traffic to your site pages, allowing you to build a list or sell your products and services with ease.

Day 1: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Getting Your SEO in Order

Before all else, from day one, you want to adhere to a traffic-positive SEO (search engine optimization) strategy. SEO ranges from basic measures to more advanced elements, but you can start by doing simple things that help search engines correctly index your site so it’s presented to the correct audience.

This includes everything from categorizing and tagging your posts for relevancy to making sure your settings encourage search bots to visit and index your pages. You’ll want to build an interlinking structure between pages periodically and organically, too.

Even something as simple as uploading a sitemap for search engines can help them navigate your domain so that you have a higher chance of the right pages showing up for your target audience.

SEO is as much about things you shouldn’t do as it is things you should. For example, keyword stuffing is something to be avoided, as is thin content or duplicated content on your domain.

Day 2: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a YouTube Video

YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet next to Google. If you want to get traffic flowing to your site from an outside source, creating a channel filled with videos on this social media platform is a great way to do it.

YouTube videos don’t have to be excessive and length. You typically just need to optimize your channel in each video for search engines and make sure you provide valuable and interesting content that makes people want to watch and listen.

In order to push traffic to your site through the use of YouTube videos, you want to make sure you provide a link to the page you want them to go to, along with a call to action that guides them in what to do.

You can send viewers to your lead magnet page in order to build a list, to a specific blog post that dives deeper into a topic, or even to a sales page for a product that you have launched or are an affiliate for.

Day 3: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Writing a Long-Tail Keyword Post

Today, you will be pulling traffic into your site by focusing on writing a long tail keyword post. Too many bloggers focus on broad keywords, such as diet. While these are great words to rank for, they are harder to get traction with.

Instead of starting out with broad keywords, it’s better to create a focus on long tail keywords that have less competition and are easier to rank for. A good example of this would be a keyword phrase such as diet for women over 50.

You can find long tail keywords by starting with a broad keyword using a keyword tool that is free or paid. Even if you types the word diet into Google, you will see a long tail automated result that says diet plan for weight loss.

You want to use the long tail keyword phrase in the title of your blog post, in the URL of the post, and sprinkled a couple of times within your post, along with additional similar phrases.

A similar phrase to the one above might be something such as weight loss diet plan. you don’t want to stuff the post full of keyword phrases to the point where it doesn’t make sense or it is obvious.

You should soon see traffic coming into your site after the search bots have indexed it and are presenting it to interested parties who search for that phrase on their search engine.

30 Day Traffic Blueprint Instagram

Day 4: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Pin

Today you’re going to be working on pushing traffic to your site using Pinterest. Pinterest is a great viral social networking site because it allows people to search and share bookmarks to sites that have information they want.

The bookmarks are created in the form of an image, usually vertical, that includes some sort of text to entice people to pin it to their own board to save it. These pins are categorized into a relevant topic.

For instance, a user may have a board for their weight loss, home decor, parenting tips, recipes, and more. Getting your pin shared virally across many different boards for your niche is a great way to push traffic to your site.

If you aren’t familiar with how to create a Pinterest pin, you can use a tool such as Canva, which has readymade templates you can use with your own image and text before sharing it on Pinterest.

There are many marketers and entrepreneurs who collaborate in an effort to get their site more traffic. all you have to do is join a collaborative board where you will pin one or two of your pins to your site, and share several of someone else’s pins to your own board so they can do the same for you.

Day 5: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Popular Product Review

Today, you will be working on pulling traffic into your site by creating an in depth review on a popular product. Find a product that is relevant to your niche that is selling well with consumers.

Then, create an in depth product review that covers the product features, benefits, drawbacks, and any tips or hacks you have on how to use it. It’s best if you can find something that is just now taking off in popularity, rather than something that has been on the market for years.

When it’s a new product that is coming out and consumers are showing a lot of interest in it, you will be able to capitalize on the buzz surrounding the product by having one of the first or only blog posts that details everything about it before the customer spends money.

You can use a mixture of generic keyword phrases, such as best digital camera for beginners, and specific brand keyword phrases, such as Canon EOS Rebel SL3 review. This will allow you to pull in people who don’t yet know what to buy as well as those who just need reassurance that what they’re about to purchase is the right decision.

If you are able to pull in traffic using product reviews, you may want to have a lead magnet in the form of a buyer’s guide. That way, if they land on your site to read one product review, you can get them on your list by providing a comprehensive and helpful downloadable guide.

Day 6: Push Traffic to Your Site By Sharing Links on Facebook

Today’s traffic push will be built by linking to your content on Facebook. There are three different ways you can generate traffic using this social media site. First, you can use your own personal profile.

This may or may not be effective depending on who you have friended on the site. However, you can also use a Facebook page that you have created for your brand. If you are consistently sharing content on your page and keeping consumers interested, this could be a great way to share links to your blog posts, products or lead magnets whenever you have something new.

Another place you can share links to your site on Facebook is in groups that you have created. You may also be able to share in groups that someone else created, but you will need to check the rules and make sure that you abide by them.

If you are sharing from a group that you created, it’s often better to keep the group public. That way, whenever someone in your group enjoys the content, they can share your post in the group with their own followers and increase the traffic to your site.

Day 7: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Offering a Free Niche Report

Everyone likes to get something for nothing. You can create a free niche report that you either offer in a blog post or on a lead magnet page that address is a pressing concern for your target audience.

You can create a PDF that your target audience can download whenever they visit your site that can help them learn a new skill, solve a problem, or achieve a goal that they have been pursuing.

If you create a blog post about this free nature report, you can use certain keywords such as free weight loss plan, for example. Then, you can explain in the blog post what is in the report and how they can download it by signing up to your list.

Day 8: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Instagram’s Link in Bio

Instagram is a site that is based on a certain aesthetic that you provide to your target audience. It is where you can create an account primarily fueled by images that are paired with text, along with short videos.

Instagram allows you to include a link in your bio, so you should strategically choose where you send your followers. Ideally, you will be pushing them to a place on your domain that allows you to build a list.

You may also want to send them to a specific blog post that it helps you earn money through the promotion of your products or those of someone else using an affiliate link, but make sure you always reference the opt in offer.

Whenever you create an effective Instagram post, not only will you want to tag it with the most relevant hashtags, but you will also want to remember to include your call to action that has readers navigate to your “link in bio.”

Day 9: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Writing a Pillar Blog Post

If there’s one great way to pull traffic into your site, it’s by spending a day thoughtfully developing a pillar blog post. these are long blog posts that are not only optimized for search engines, but written specifically to dive deep into a topic for your target audience.

This is a place where you will showcase the level of your expertise and influence within a niche. You want to make sure that your pillar blog post has a goal in mind, such as cementing your brand message, helping you build a list, or make sales.

These are called pillar blog post because they are supposed to be created as a foundation for your blog that can support the rest of your content and goals. This should be one of the most interesting posts that you have created to date.

Make sure you are not simply regurgitating a bunch of facts and numbers in this post, but instead engaging your audience and even using a multimedia approach that combines text, images, and video.

Day 10: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating TikTok Snippets

Pushing traffic to your site does not have to be a task that takes a long time. In fact, there are video snippets on social media apps like TikTok that are only 15 seconds long, yet have the potential to generate traffic to your site.

You can go viral on this app by using trends, songs and sounds that puts you on the for you page of your target audience. You want to make sure that you have a link back to your site in your profile’s bio and use a short call to action to get viewers there.

Day 11: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Post About a Competitor

The competition in your niche is made up of individuals who keep a close eye on what is being said about them. Savvy entrepreneurs know that they need to keep an eye on the messaging that is presented to the target audience about their brand, products, and services.

 You can pull traffic to your website by creating a blog post about a competitor in your niche. This should be a positive blog post, not one where you are bashing the other person. When you do this, the competition will be aware of your post and share it with their email subscribers, social media followers, and customers.

Anything that elevates their status as a niche leader will be something worthy of a promotion to your domain. Don’t worry about speaking positively about someone who is your competition.

You are putting yourself in a position to form joint ventures with this person and capture the names and email addresses of their audience, which should be the same as yours, so it’s w in-win situation for all.

Day 12: Push Traffic to Your Site By Offering to Guest Blog for Others

Guest blogging is a tactic that many marketers used for years as a way to get backlinks. However, in addition to the SEO benefits it provides, it’s also a great traffic generator. Other online bloggers will welcome the break they receive from allowing you to blog in their place for a day.

There’s not one entrepreneur alive who doesn’t have a mile long list of tasks they need to handle. The key is to find a blogger whose audience is a close match for your own, and then create a blog post that showcases your worth as a niche leader.

You want to make sure you have it in your agreement that the blog post will link back to your own site, where you will hopefully send them to a lead magnet page so you can capture their contact information and market to them in the future.

Day 13: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Mentioning an Influencer

Influencers are in great demand these days for the promotion of products. But they also need to position themselves well in order to get those promotion opportunities that pay well.

Therefore, you can leverage their name in one of your blog posts about them in a positive light to generate targeted traffic to your pages. For example, if you are in the weight loss niche and you know of an influencer who has a large following, you can create a post about their niche knowledge and influence in the community and how much you admire their passion for it.

Make sure they are made aware of the post by sending them a link, and you will often find that they then share the link to your blog with their fans and followers because it’s something that shows them in a good light as a leader.

Influencers aren’t necessarily product creators or even affiliates. They often start out organically simply sharing their passion or interest in a topic with others. Then relevant brands take notice of their ability to sway others and offer them money in exchange for a promo on their social channel.

Day 14: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Paid Ads

There are many marketers who will advise you to stay away from using paid advertisements to generate traffic for your site. However, anyone can get a boost for their site without risk if they simply set a budget for their ad campaigns that does not go above and beyond what they can afford.

You might want to consider learning the ropes for paid ads on sites like Facebook and apps like Instagram and TikTok. You never want to go into it blindly until you take a course or watch videos on how to succeed with paid ads.

You can also put a little money into traffic generation using solo ads, which are emails that are sent out to another marketers list, where you have paid for a specific message to be sent on your behalf.

Day 15: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Interviewing an Expert

If you are an individual who has an interest or need to know something in a particular niche, you will often look for experts to guide you. As a niche blogger, you can pull your target audience into your site by showcasing your interview skills and the knowledge of another expert.

Many niche experts enjoy being asked to conduct an interview, because it heightens their position as a leader. For your interview, you can conduct it via text, video, or audio, depending on what you and the expert you’ll be interviewing most comfortable with.

Similar to guest blogging and influencer traffic, expert interviews have the same ego boosting effect, where the other person is likely to showcase the interview on your site to their own followers and subscribers.

Before you conduct your interview, you want to make sure you spend a little time adequately understanding what this particular person believes and is known for so that you can tailor your questions for them, rather than simply asking broad niche questions.

Day 16: Push Traffic to Your Site By Sending Out an Email

Today, you are going to push some traffic to your site by simply sending out an email to your subscribers. This is something many marketers forget to do, believe it or not. They go through the effort of creating a lead magnet and building their list, but only email them when there is something they want to sell or promote.

In addition to making money from your email subscribers, you also want to get them used to visiting your blog posts to absorb the information you’ve provided. They will often use the social sharing buttons you’ve enabled to help your content go viral.

Day 17: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating Content Based on Site Statistics

Today’s traffic generating task will be to focus on the statistics your site provide you with and do more of what is getting you noticed. You can go into your cPanel and see which keywords and phrases are pulling in traffic at this time.

This will give you some insight into what people are interested in enough to click through a link and go to your domain. You can either take that particular keyword phrase and put a spin on it so that it is slightly different for more traffic or do something related to the same topic.

You might be able to look at other statistics and gather information that will help you as well. For example, if you notice a certain geographic location or demographic that is visiting your site and consuming your information more, you can hone in on that data and tailor your content for them.

Day 18: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Blog-Hosted Paid Product

Today is a traffic task that will require a little more effort than some others. When you have a blog, you have the option to create posts that are public or password protected. Most people simply use the public option.

However, you can create a simple product that is hosted on your blog and send buyers there to login and access the information they have paid for. For example, you might create a 30 day weight loss challenge, where each day includes a tip and motivation behind a password protected blog post.

Even though they are password protected, Google and other search engines can still index the page to some degree. It will simply show up as a protected page, but the title of the post will still be visible to whoever is searching for the information.

So for instance, you might title your blog post: 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge Day 1. when visitors land on your site and see that they need a password, they can use your contact form to get in touch about how they can access the information.

Not only does this help you get sales, but it’s always a good idea to have your customers revisiting your blog on a regular basis where they can see your most current blog post in the sidebar as well as the engagement you are getting, if you are using those widgets.

Day 19: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Response Blog Post

Blogging is not just about coming up with your own ideas to pull in traffic. Another good way to generate interest in your site is to respond to someone else on your blog. This is frequently done on video social sites such as YouTube.

Someone will make a video, and another person will make a video response to the original video. You can do the same with blog posts. If another site or blogger has published content that you want to expand on or that you disagree with, you can create a response blog and link back to the original blogger.

That way, both posts are ranking in social media and you are able to siphon off some of the people who are searching for that information, yet still being ethical enough to link back to the original content.

Day 20: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using News Aggregators

As a site owner, one way that you can push traffic to your domain is to make sure it’s available for news aggregators. People will subscribe to a feed based on keywords or certain publications, so that they don’t miss anything.

You can submit your site to news or content aggregators such as Feedly, Panda, GetPocket, Google News or Flipboard. For most news aggregators, you’ll create a publisher account and enter a description of the content with an RSS feed.

Day 21: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Capitalizing on Trends and News

One great way to bring traffic into your site is to pay attention to what is going on in your niche on a regular basis. You want to be the first one blogging about certain trends or news that is hitting the online airwaves.

We just talked about submitting your own site to news aggregators, but you also want to be subscribed to those that will alert you to breaking news and information about your niche.

You can also log in daily to find something on a consumer or trade site, but you also want to pay attention to press releases and news outlets that will be discussing what’s happening in your niche that you can discuss in a way that helps you bring new visitors to your domain.

For example, if you have a diet blog, you might search for that word on Google, go to the news tab, and see an article about a study that says a plant based or Mediterranean style diet adds 10 years to your lifespan.

This would be a good opportunity for you to showcase the news that has just come out by giving your opinion about this idea or by sharing tips on how people can adopt that specific diet with ease.

Day 22: Push Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Press Release

Press releases put out by companies and brands in your niche are a great way to get a jump start on traffic when you watch for news coming out. But you can also be the one creating press releases for your own brand and business to gain the attention of others.

You can create a press release for a new site, project or product you have launching and submit it to PR sites like Newswire. There are templates you can find for press releases so that it will be easy for you to write one, since they’re written more like a news release than a blog article.

Day 23: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Curating with Links

Curation is a fantastic form of information sharing that allows you to pull in traffic from other source’s content. This is not a situation where you are plagiarizing other sites, but instead gathering short snippets of information from their content to quote or share and contribute to them with an active link.

You can create something like a blog post that showcases a dozen experts in your niche. You can quote each of the sites or bloggers that you curate from and then add your own commentary about what you’ve shared from them.

For example, if you curate from one expert who shares a great tip about mindful eating and listening to your hunger cues, you can add your own thoughts about how initially, the audience may end up throwing away food, but eventually, they’ll learn to plate less.

Bloggers pay attention to incoming links, so when your blog post contributes the share to them, they’ll see it, and usually share the blog post with their followers as a way to highlight their expertise.

You can curate many forms of information – from text quotes to images, video and audio. You never want to curate anything fully, like an entire article or podcast. Instead, take a small, bite-sized taste of what they have to offer, share it with the link to the full original one, and add your $0.02.

Day 24: Push Traffic to Your Site By Self-Publishing on Amazon

Becoming a published author is a great way to increase branding and exposure in your niche. Self-publishing on Amazon in digital format is a quick and easy way to drive traffic to your site.

There are step-by-step instructions on Kindle showing you how to go through the technical steps, and you can create a publication that’s a short read (as little as 15 minutes) or a full-length book if you want to.

You’re able to link to your site and social accounts within your Kindle book. Make sure your topic is something that will be in-demand. If you want to, you can also put the item on other self-publishing platforms, too.

Day 25: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Outperforming Top Ranking Blog Posts

Right now, pick a topic in your niche and search for it on Google. You want to look at one of the top performing blog posts on that topic and dissect the post to see what they’re doing so that you can not only emulate their success, but overpower it.

For example, let’s say you typed in “how to make money as an influencer.” You can see several blogs in the top search results page and you want to reverse engineer how they did it.

You’ll be able to look at certain elements, such as the title (and what keywords are used in it), keyword phrases used throughout, the tone and style of the writing, what elements they’re using such as a table of contents, what inter-site links they are using, the length of the post, any examples and images they’re sharing, and more.

You want to create a checklist of sorts that allows you to do all of the same things in terms of keywords, length, and widgets or plugins. But you want to also notice what’s missing – what they haven’t done – so that you can add to your post to make it out-perform the competition.

Day 26: Push Traffic to Your Site By Networking with the Right People

Networking is very important to the traffic success of a site. You can push people to your posts by simply getting to know the right people. These are the niche leaders who are good at sharing with their audience.

They’re the ones who know how to find great content, tag the right people and highlight the best of what you have. You don’t want to network with people and spam or tag them to the point they block you – but be strategic about networking and share your content organically in your feed on social media so they’ll pick up on it and help you generate more traffic.

Day 27: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Repurposing Your Existing Content

Repurposing content is one of the easiest ways to increase traffic for your site. It’s all about turning one piece that you created into multi media formats. So let’s start with a text blog post.

You can use it as a transcript and record an audio podcast episode to embed on your blog. You can do the same with video, and either be on the screen or use a slide presentation to highlight the bulletpoints.

You can even use content as an image, in the form of infographics paired with summary text that help bring more traffic to your blog. You can, of course, do the opposite with all of these – start with a video you made and turn it into a text blog, and so on.

Day 28: Push Traffic to Your Site By Using Podcasts

Podcasts are growing in popularity, and you can easily drive traffic to your blog by creating a marketing plan for your show. You need to have interesting topics and guests to build an audience.

Once you’ve secured those, make sure you include a mention of the site in the beginning and end of your episode, and place a live hyperlink in the show notes so people can find their way to your blog to learn more.

Day 29: Pull Traffic to Your Site By Creating a Case Study or Series

If you want to make your site more sticky and get more eyes on your posts, you might want to consider creating a series or case study to share. Blogs are often informative and educational, but a series or case study keeps people coming back.

You can buy a course and implement it, sharing your results in a case study format. Or, simply create a numbered series, such as 14-day series that they can follow along with as you teach.

This gives you the opportunity to interlink on your site because you’ll be linking to the previous and next parts of the case study or series on each blog post. Plus, they can sign up to your list to get notifications of when the next part is ready.

Day 30: Push Traffic to Your Site By Participating in Forums

Forums are often overlooked by marketers. But it’s where the average person goes to feel safe discussing issues with others who have the same problems and concerns. That’s where an expert like you can step up and serve the audience, providing thoughtful replies to their posts.

Traffic will come from your signature file, which is a text or image-based hyperlink back to your site that shows up under every comment or post that you make. Make a plan to show up once a day or a couple of times per week.

Generating traffic to your site, or pulling it in organically, is a task that simply requires a commitment of time and creativity. You can’t do any step once and expect it to pay off for months and years to come.

You may even want to outsource some of these ideas to others, such as having a freelance service provider write and submit a press release about your blog or products to certain sites – or having them repurpose your content for you to free up some of your time.

A Marketer’s Guide to Persuasion Profits

When you’re working to build an online empire as a marketer, you have many skills to learn – from technical steps to strategic ones. When it comes to technical issues, there’s little, if any wriggle room on how to do things.

But with strategy, you’ll find a wide range of views on what works best to do things like build a list, get someone to click a buy button, or follow through on some other call to action you desire.

One thing everyone can agree on, though, is that you need to master the art of persuasion. Whether you’re trying to convince someone to hand over their contact information in exchange for a free gift – or urging a consumer to buy your product before the price goes up, persuasion is what will make the endeavor a success or failure.

There are five primary things you need to understand when working on your ability to persuade your audience. Once you’re capable of grasping these issues, you’ll be able to put forth a formidable campaign that easily and quickly helps you convert your visitor with a specific action step.

Persuasion Starts with Credibility of the Source

The foundation of your ability to convince a stranger to do something with your online business lies in their opinion of the presence you have established on the Internet. If you have failed to create a brand, your visitor may not want to take the risk of spending money or investing in any way with you – even spending their time with you or giving their contact information to you.

If you have done the bare minimum to convince people of your niche expertise, they may decide to go with another leader who shows more commitment and dedication to their needs.

But if you have laid a strong foundation where you have showcased your knowledge, it will be easier for you to persuade your audience in whatever you want them to do. Consumers are always looking for credibility when they are considering spending money with someone.

Your credibility will be built with the things that you share in terms of content. But it’s also made up of other criteria. For example, the accuracy of the information you put out has to be high.

If you are guessing about things or slapping up content that is erroneous, your visitors will flee to another site because they won’t be able to trust your recommendations and advice.

Another thing they will be looking for is whether or not you are honest with them. There are many online marketers who engage in everything from telling little white lies to those who turn out to be complete scammers.

If you are creating a product or working as an affiliate marketer, it’s imperative that you learn how to persuade people without having to lie. Consumers can see through most lies and hype, and it will almost always backfire on you in the long run to be anything less than honest and ethical.

Another thing they will be looking for when trying to determine whether or not you are a credible resource is how well liked you are in the community. While it’s not a popularity contest, social proof gives consumers the peace of mind they need to go through with an action step that supports you.

Convert Visitors with a Targeted Message

One way you can connect with your visitors and persuade them to take action is to have a clear and concise message. Most of you who are reading this report have landed on a website or blog that was confusing, disorganized, and left you bewildered as to what you were supposed to do next.

Whether you are selling your own product or promoting something as an affiliate, you always want to start by conveying the benefits of the product or strategy before you cover the features.

People are almost always in a mindset of, “What’s in it for me?” They are focused on their own needs, and there is nothing wrong with that. So you want to paint the picture of how their life will improve if they take your advice.

When you get to the facts and key points to be made, you want to list them in order of importance to your prospective audience – like an inverted pyramid, with the biggest ones first.

You may even need to casually repeat certain main points that you want them to absorb to make sure the point gets across. If you’re writing sales copy, don’t focus on how long it needs to be, but rather what information your audience needs to know, which will be a mixture of details about a product and the emotional impact it will have on their life.

You always want to tap into the emotional response they will be focused on from the past, present, or future. You can convey empathy with them based on the emotions they have experienced that may include anger, frustration, sadness, confusion, fear, etc., but also where they are right in that moment – the split in the road where they get to possibly carve out a better future

When you are painting a picture for your audience, you want to ensure that you have a mixture of showcasing the pain you know they’re going through and what they will gain if they take your advice and follow through on the next step.

Keep in mind that many consumers can pick up on the tone that you are using in your content, whether it’s a blog post or sales copy. Make sure that your tone matches the goal that you have to persuade them to do something.

For example, if you want them to trust you and feel comfortable enough handing over their contact details to get on your list and be nurtured in their niche, then you don’t want to have a harsh and brutal tone that intimidates them.

There are some instances where a brutal and blunt tone of voice does work well. There are many people who want someone to not coddle them and instead push them toward their goals, such as weight loss.

You always want your content to come across as if you are writing to a friend, the reader. They should never feel that the content is for everyone, even though logically they know that it is.

Consumers Are Often Swayed By One Type of Medium

Persuasion is a strategic tool you can use in a variety of ways. In order to reach your audience, you have to be able to speak their language. In this case, it means conveying your message in a media format that they feel most comfortable with.

Different niche markets and demographics have different preferences, as do individuals within those groups. For example, people who have a short attention span often prefer to watch videos that are under three or 10 minutes in length.

There are some people who hate video, and instead prefer to read text so that they can skim at their own pace. You will also have those who prefer to see messages distilled in a single image, such as an infographic.

And others will turn to audio, such as a podcast or audiobook to hear the message without having to be focused on it visually at that time. Many people like to use audio to absorb information if they are multitasking, such as exercising, cleaning, commuting, or even relaxing in a bath.

Make sure that you take time to investigate the most common media formats for your niche. Not only will the niche itself often reflect a particular preference for video, text, images or audio, but you may find these preferences depend on where they are being placed.

For example, you may find that your target audience prefers and is more easily persuaded by text based content on your blog or on social media, but on sales pages, they convert higher with a video sales letter, or at least a hybrid version that includes text.

You’re going to need to analyze more than just the media format itself. For example, don’t just automatically assume that you can make a 20 minute video sales letter and have it convert as well as a text based sales letter.

It may turn out that your audience only responds positively to the persuasive efforts when the video is no more than 3 minutes total. If you are using text, many things can affect those conversions as well, including the font style that’s used, the size of the font and spacing, the length of your sentences and paragraphs, and more.

Positioning of Your Content Is Key to Conversions

The ability that you have to persuade people may depend on where you are trying to do it. For example, many people don’t like being persuaded to buy something directly in their email inbox.

They see it as spam in some cases. However, they may respond more positively if your email to them directs them to your blog, which is then shown to be a valuable piece of content that ultimately directs them to something for sale.

You’ll want to test the waters and see how your audience responds to your efforts of persuasion in many different places. For example, you’ll want to start by determining which social networking sites house your target audience.

You may find that you are able to create a thriving group on Facebook, and easily convince people on that site to take action on your advice. But when you go to Instagram and try to get the same reaction, it falls flat.

Persuasive content is used everywhere that you will be communicating with your audience online. You can start by practicing on your blog posts. Get in the habit of making sure you have generated a targeted message, as we previously discussed, and end each post with a call to action.

That doesn’t mean you have to be selling something in every blog post. But consumers like it when they walk away with a purpose after reading content that has inspired and motivated them to make changes.

Another place you can go to persuade your audience is on social sites and forums. Both of these platforms allow you to use relevant wording and connect with the audience in an emotional and factual manner.

It also allows you to enjoy what’s known as social proof. If you’re strictly trying to persuade people via email, there is no social proof that they can see that tells them others are following your leadership.

But on social media platforms, you will see like buttons, share buttons, and comments that all work to prove to your audience that others are taking your insight and advice seriously.

Leveling Up with an Analysis of Your Persuasive Efforts

As you begin methodically investing in your ability to persuade your target audience to take action, you want to make sure that you don’t ignore the results or assume you know the outcome.

You want to consistently tweak and alter what you are doing to see if you can improve your persuasion abilities. You may find that initially, everything you tried had a lackluster response.

But by split testing certain styles and strategies, you are able to begin gaining traction and getting the results that you want. You can do this with every aspect of your online communication.

From where you post to the tone of your content, the media format you choose and your own ability to grow your brand as a credible source – all of it will have a direct impact on whether your visitor walks away unimpressed or takes a leap of faith and engages with you as you requested.

You will find some things didn’t work at all, while others had a small, positive effect. You may have to abandon certain strategies, and take those that performed a little and tweak them until they are hitting it out of the ballpark for you.

You will have to track a variety of statistics, including bounce rates or heat maps of where your visitors are exiting your content so that you know what part of your sales copy or site is causing readers to abandon you.

Make sure you are always keeping an eye out for what your competitors are doing in the niche. You may find that some of them are utilizing a strategy, tone or slant that you had not considered yet.

That doesn’t mean you go and copy them. But it does give you insight into understanding what it is your target audience responds better to so that you can craft your own approach that is competitive in the marketplace.

Learning how to persuade people is something that may feel intimidating to newer online marketers. You may feel like an impostor trying to present yourself as a leading expert if you are just getting started.

However, unless you can muster up the confidence to put yourself out there as a competitive brand, and take the action steps needed to strategically improve your efforts, you will be unable to get the results that you want and need.

How to Persevere Through Setbacks as an Online Entrepreneur

All successful online entrepreneurs face setbacks. If you haven’t had one yet, it’s coming. The people who you discover once had an online business but quit after something negative happened, didn’t learn the power of perseverance.

You don’t have to be the entrepreneur with the most talent or knowledge. You just have to be someone who knows how to hang in there when setbacks hit. Being able to overcome obstacles, learn from mistakes and keep pursuing your dream is what will set you apart from those who fail.

Every Setback Can Become a Motivating Force

The problem with setbacks isn’t the situation itself. It’s how you respond to the situation. That’s why you’ll have some people who will endure many hard knocks when they start an online business and they go on to be wildly successful.

They learned to take that setback and allow it to motivate them. This goes back to the importance of a formidable mindset. If you think that a setback that occurs will stop you, then it will.

That’s because when many people have a setback, they just quit. They feel overwhelmed, don’t know what to try next or how to solve the problem. They might even feel shame or think the problem is insurmountable.

There’s no such thing as a problem that can’t be solved. It might not be solved the way you’d hoped it would, but it will reach a conclusion. But as an online entrepreneur, what you have to guard against is the fear.

As soon as a setback occurs a lot of people get scared. The fear sets in and they stop trying. Maybe they had a great idea for a product launch. So they went all in and set up the launch and were so excited when the day arrived that the product went live.

Then nothing happened. The product didn’t do well. Or, it got negative feedback. Maybe they announced their online business and were eagerly waiting for the hordes of people who would sign up for their list.

But when they checked the stats, they discovered that only one person signed up – and it was a relative or a friend. Or worse – not even family or friends signed up. That can make any entrepreneur feel like a failure.

If it happened to you, that setback can become your mountain. You suddenly don’t feel good enough. You feel like you can’t cross the street successfully, much less reach the top of this mountain that’s landed in the center of all your hopes as an entrepreneur.

There’s a reason why some roads in mountainous areas are tunneled through the mountain. It’s because there’s no way around the mountain, so the highway department went through it.

The mountain, which was the setback to travel progress, didn’t move – just the determination of the highway department did. The mountain motivated the people to find another way.

That’s how you need to look at every setback. So what if one setback happened and the idea or project didn’t work? Find another way. It’s okay if you don’t know what that way is right now.

You just need to forge ahead and concentrate on finding that other path instead of quitting. If you quit, you will never know how successful you could have been if you hadn’t.

Let the Setback Become Your Mentor

A setback never just happens. They’re not magically willed into existence and it’s not a matter of whether or not you were unlucky. There’s always a reason it occurs. As an entrepreneur, it’s up to you to find out why the setback happened.

When setbacks land in your lap and threaten to derail your progress, it’s due to an cumulative effect. For example, a project launch that flops isn’t because you launched on a Friday versus a Tuesday.

People still buy on Fridays. But if you were too busy to properly market the project then that could be the first step that headed toward a setback. Then if the designer, writer or ad manager you hired did a poor job working on or advertising the launch and it didn’t resonate well with the audience, that’s your second step.

If you throw in the towel because a setback happened, you need to take a hard look at your actions. You might feel that you did the best that you could. But did you really?

Examine the situation to see if you took shortcuts.

Did you accept that the product was good enough instead of doing your very best? Look to see if you actually knew what audience to gear the product launch toward. Setbacks aren’t your enemy.

They can become your mentor if you allow them to be. They can teach you to always have a plan B. If you’ve had a setback and it’s taught you how to be ready with another idea, another launch, another project, then the setback will have shown you that when one way doesn’t work, you adjust and move on.

When you experience a setback, it stings. It can feel awful. Setbacks can make you question your skills, your knowledge and your future as an entrepreneur. But they can also teach you that you will get through the emotions attached to a setback and be able to overcome the moment.

So the next time something goes wrong, you’ll be able to choose a path based on experience and you won’t be caught up in the emotional struggle. You’ll be able to look back and know that a setback doesn’t have to be the end.

Entrepreneurs will often associate failure with who they are personally but setbacks, when overcome, can show you how strong you are. They can test your level of determination, your motivation and your ability to think through hard things.

When you have a setback it can become a mentor that holds you accountable. They force you to look at every step to see what happened – what you shouldn’t have done as well as what you should have.

All of this helps you to be able to grow your business leadership. Setbacks help you learn to not make excuses when they happen, but to become the best leader that you can be. So allow yourself to learn from them.

Setbacks Make You a Better Entrepreneur

If you’re like most people, the thought of having to deal with a setback isn’t appealing in the least. That’s because no one likes trouble. Going through disappointment, failure and the stress it brings isn’t the number one item on anyone’s bucket list.

Once you let a setback be your mentor, a surprising thing will happen. It changes your character. You might have been someone who was always quick to hunt for reasons why a setback happened.

The reason you were searching was probably because you didn’t want to blame yourself. Avoiding the blame can allow you to have a pity party where you’re the guest of honor.

But here’s the thing about setbacks – they force you to make a decision. They make you discover what you’re made of. They disrupt your plans and shake you up. This is the fork in the road.

One way leads to giving up. The other way leads to digging in your heels, rolling up your sleeves and pushing back. You might think that this pushback is against the setback, but it’s not.

This fighting spirit that you discover during the hard situations is actually a refining process that’s building character. Every time a setback hits, you might not realize it, but you’re going through entrepreneurial growing pains.

These pains given to you by setbacks turn you into a better entrepreneur than you would have been without them. For example, an entrepreneur who’s never had to struggle with a lack of funding or income won’t know how to be as creative to get the job done as the person who has gone through that.

The entrepreneur who experienced a setback and didn’t get anyone to sign up for their list will take that failure and once they learn what went wrong, can go on to build a huge list of loyal customers who can hardly wait for the next launch.

You can’t prevent setbacks. That’s because there are no perfectly prepared entrepreneurs and there are no 100% foolproof business plans, ideas or launches. But it’s not the setback that gets in the way.

It’s your perspective on that setback. If you think that it’s the end of your online business, then it will be. The setback won’t argue with you. If, however, you have the right perspective, that setback can change the course of your business for the better.

For example, one launch flops. So you learn what went wrong, go back to the drawing board, make a new product and launch that. Because you applied the information you learned from the setback of the first launch, the second one is hugely successful.

So welcome the setbacks when they happen. Use them to improve going forward. This is often known as failing forward, in entrepreneurial circles. It’s a normal thing to fail, and nothing you should be ashamed of as long as you keep getting up to fight for your success.

Harness the Fear a Setback Brings

It’s perfectly normal for fear to develop when you have a setback. You put yourself out there and it didn’t work out the way you wanted it to. Maybe your setback hit you hard financially.

Your online business is teetering on the edge of financial rock bottom. That can be scary – especially if you’ve poured every bit of your savings into it or if you left a good paying job to become your own boss.

When you’re fearful about money, the pressure starts to mount. It’s hard to think clearly and know what to do next. You may be afraid to take a new step because you’re scared that you’ll fail with that, too.

That’s the power of fear. It can bind you securely just like someone wrapped your body in ropes. You can’t move in any direction, and you just feel stuck. When this happens to some entrepreneurs, they hang in there, but they don’t take chances that could lead to success.

So they end up preventing their business from growing just because they’re afraid. Sometimes an entrepreneur will come up with an idea and they’ll spend a lot of time and effort turning that idea into a project or a resource.

But then a problem happens, and they start to doubt that their idea was any good to begin with. The setback has made them question whether they’re on the right track. Look at setbacks like this as opportunities to improve your idea.

If you quit on your idea because of a setback, there’s a good chance that later on, you might see someone with a similar idea who ends up becoming a success. A setback can hurt your self-esteem – make you question everything about yourself.

It can make you fearful that you don’t have what it takes. Harness that fear. Every time a setback occurs, find the strength in it. There’s always a strength in a setback. The problem itself isn’t the strength.

It’s the possibility of what it can do for you that contains the strength. Throughout history, there are countless people who harnessed the power of a setback. They’re in all walks of life – from sports to business ventures to people in the entertainment industry.

They’re not any better than you are. The only difference is when a setback happened, they turned fear into opportunity and used it to their advantage. The thing about a setback creating failure is that over time, you develop a tougher skin.

A setback becomes something that you’re able to shake off and the third or tenth or fiftieth time it happens, you’ve toughened up enough that you understand it’s just part of business and you no longer fear it.

Use Your Setback in a Positive Way for Your Business

When a setback happens, the first thing nearly everyone does is to focus on the negative. It becomes this big, sometimes life-altering thing that drags their emotions through the mud and leaves them wondering what to do now.

Rather than quitting when you’re faced with a setback, figure out how you’re going to make it a positive. This might be something that’s internal, such as it helps you with personal growth or it might be something that’s external – such as helping you make your business better.

Take the lessons that you learn from the setback and hold onto those. Let go of the negative side of a setback. You know the one. That nagging little voice that loves to say, “You failed” and instead switch that to, “Here’s something else I can try.”

Whenever a setback happens, it knocks your plan down temporarily, but what you might not realize is that it could very well be the exact thing that you need to change now so that your business is successful going forward.

For example, maybe the setback came along to teach you the power of not making excuses when things go wrong because in the future, it helps you to be a better leader. You may become someone who can accept responsibility and because of that, your entire team of employees knows how to not make excuses and instead, quickly corrects mistakes.

Setbacks can teach you to be honest. They force an entrepreneur to accept self-criticism or critiques about their business and not lie to themselves about their ability, knowledge or any of their efforts.

Before a setback happened, you may have been someone who made rash decisions – or you decided moves based on how you felt about something without knowing all the facts.

For example, some entrepreneurs hire family or friends just because of that relationship, even though the person may not be helpful for the business. A setback can teach you how to not make emotional choices, but instead to make choices that are determined by facts and to weigh the responsibility of those choices, so you do what’s best for your business.

Sometimes, a setback occurs because of a lacking talent or skill with the entrepreneur. For example, if you’re someone who’s terrible at record keeping and meeting deadlines, as an entrepreneur, that shortcoming can lead to disorganization and failure to meet launch deadlines.

You’ll get a reputation among your clients or customers as someone who can’t manage the business or as someone who can’t be relied on to deliver a product to market when you say you’re going to.

The setback in a situation like that can be used to teach you to keep better records and meet deadlines or to outsource that part of the business to someone else. Whatever setbacks occur in your business, learn to hang on through them no matter how difficult they might be.

They won’t last forever and you will come out on the other side a stronger, wiser entrepreneur. If it helps, take time to read the backstory of many famous entrepreneurs. You’ll usually find a pattern where they discuss the obstacles that almost held them back, but which they persevered through to their amazing success.

11 Ways to Make Money in the Metaverse

The Metaverse provides a way to bring virtual reality into socialization, gaming, and businesses around the world. Even though it’s fairly new, curiosity has driven more and more people into the many distinctive and entertaining aspects of the Metaverse.

Whether you love gaming, shopping, exploring, or creating, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As its popularity grows, the Metaverse has opened up new opportunities to make money from home.

Remote work is essential for many people, and there are many different paths to take in order to make a living from the Metaverse. You can make the most of your Metaverse experience by becoming a freelancer or entrepreneur in the virtual world.

Make Money as a Virtual Freelancer

The best part about freelancing is that your work is done on your time. With virtual reality added in, you can do your best work in the comfort of your own home. Since the Metaverse is constantly growing and expanding with new projects and ideas, you can rest assured knowing that there will always be a job for you to find.

Here are some of the most common freelance jobs that you’ll find in the Metaverse:

  • Coders

A world that is always expanding paves the way for an endless supply of coding jobs. If coding is easy for you to understand and you don’t mind completing hours of it, then there will always be a new job waiting for you.

The ability to code covers a smaller demographic of those involved in the Metaverse, so your knowledge and expertise will be needed by many people who need help, but don’t want to bring a fulltime employee onboard.

  • Graphic artists

As other entrepreneurs are creating Metaverse games and customizing their shops and advertisements, they will need graphic artists full of creativity and new ideas to make their virtual business stand out.

  • Interior designers

Virtual buildings and shops are being built and bought in the Metaverse, and these entrepreneurs may not have the time or the creativity to make their space look amazing. As a virtual interior designer, you can give them the ideas and a solid layout without even having to create props or build furniture yourself.

  • Architects

Virtual construction companies are getting involved in the creation of new buildings and terrains in the Metaverse. If you are an architect, you can guide them along the way and help businesses come up with unique ideas for the structure of their properties.

  • Writers

On any platform of social media on the Internet, content needs to be written. Information is supplied everywhere, and writers know how to shape sentences in order to make the content look the most appealing and have the greatest effect on their audience.

There are rules, subtitles, ads, articles, transcriptions, and ideas that all need to be edited or added into the Metaverse. For freelance writers, these smaller jobs are a great place to start.

  • Community managers

To keep things organized, community managers are always sought after. Their job is to engage with users, create events, engage with NFT communities to drive business, and create content for social media platforms that will drive users to the business or group that you work for.

Gain Money Gaming

Play to Earn (P2E) games give gamers the potential to make a living out of their time spent playing games in the Metaverse. The idea is simple: the more you play, the more you can earn.

In the Metaverse, gamers can embark on new quests or battles, find new treasures, and work together to fix any problems or issues that arise in the game. All of these different tasks can be rewarded with tokens that can be exchanged for real world money.

In the gaming section of the Metaverse, players have asset ownership, meaning they gain ownership over the unique collective items that they find or create in game. They can then coin these rare items as NFTs and exchange them for cryptocurrencies.

This allows the player to make a business out of collectibles and items they find along the quests or battles that they play. You can also earn money by investing in different guilds or general games with cryptocurrency.

These guilds will allow you to have access to rare and unique items found in gameplay that other people may have a more difficult time finding. If you are in the market to resell, this may be the route you want to take.

Spending time gaming is a fun way to make money, since gaming is already a hobby for many people in younger generations. But in order to make the most and be the most successful, you have to build a level of skill. In order to become a unique player and grow quickly in rank, you have to be the best of the best, which takes practice and time.

Generate Revenue Selling Art NFTs

As an artist, it can be a challenge to find ways to display and sell your art. It can be costly to get your artwork into different galleries and consignment shops, and you may not be able to make enough money in order to rely solely on your art as income.

In the Metaverse, you can create your own art gallery, and sell your artwork as NFTs. When you sell your artwork as an NFT, that person who digitally bought it becomes the sole owner of the digital piece.

If, over time, you become a well-known artist, the value of the digital piece you sold to that buyer will increase, almost as if they were an investor. And since the market for investors is always expanding, the idea of selling digital artwork has become popular throughout the Metaverse.

Since all of your art in the Metaverse would be digitally bought, you will be able to focus solely on graphic design and digital creation. This is also a great way to make a considerable amount of money through commissions.

Make a Profit Testing Products for the Metaverse

With so many new creators and entrepreneurs flooding into the Metaverse, there are beta versions that need to be tested consistently. Becoming a product or game tester in the Metaverse as a way to make money will be an interesting way to profit.

You won’t be as likely to get bored on the job, since you will constantly be testing new products and ideas. This also gives you an exclusive path into the Metaverse. You will know about new ideas and places before they officially go live, and you will be able to say that you were one of the first people to test things out.

Many different brands and businesses are testing out different ways to showcase their products and advertise their brand. You can supply your services as a pair of fresh eyes that can rate each appearance or advertisement.

Make Money Flipping Virtual Meta Real Estate

One of the fastest ways to make a larger sum of money is to flip virtual real estate. This method means that you purchase plots of virtual land and properties, and resell those plots at a higher price, or to the highest bidder.

Setting up an auction for the land you have acquired will help you accumulate the highest amount. If you want to hold on to your properties in the hopes that the market rises, you can consider renting out those properties to businesses or entrepreneurs in order to bring in a steady income.

And if you can become skilled and knowledgeable over the whole process of flipping virtual real estate, you will be able to get other companies and businesses to pay you to do the same thing for them, where you will get a percentage of the sale every time.

This is also a great method for those who are not willing to put as much money into the process. As a real estate broker, you can give out advice and tips to others who are looking to flip virtual real estate on their own.

Generate Revenue Creating Advertisements in the Metaverse

If you have already created a game or shop that does well in the Metaverse, different brands will pay well to have advertisements for their company displayed in your game or building.

The more popular your content is, the more you will be able to make. This is a great way to reap the benefits of your successful work by adding on an extra income. This is similar to how bloggers earn with ad revenue on their site.

You can also be an ad creator for other people. There will be all kinds of advertisements, from virtual billboards to interactive ads where the consumer is immersed in a situation with the brand and more.

Make Money Creating Virtual Clothing for Avatars

If you consider yourself a creative person and have an interest in fashion, creating virtual clothing is the job for you. You don’t have to have previous knowledge on sewing machines or knitting – you just have to have the ability to turn your ideas into virtual products.

You can make clothing for different games in the Metaverse, so that players can buy them from you as NFTs, and then customize their players in game. With so many different types of games in the Metaverse, you could fill your shop with themed outfits to match each game.

If you want to push for a more stylish approach, you could create fashionable items of clothing that you think would do well in the real world with today’s current trends. If they do well in your own personal store, you could try to sell them to bigger fashion companies and corporations that would test your clothing virtually.

This may lead to them creating the clothing in the real world and selling it, giving you a direct gateway into the fashion industry. The Metaverse holds many opportunities for creative individuals!

Earn a Living as a Virtual Tour Guide

You can earn money by helping businesses and entrepreneurs establish a virtual presence in the Metaverse. With a 360 camera, you can create virtual tours of different businesses and locations and share them in the Metaverse.

This will give people an immersive experience of different real world businesses before they decide to go to them. Different shops will pay you to take 360 photos and videos of their stores so that they can showcase their products in virtual reality.

Some businesses may own property in the Metaverse and want to create a shop in the area that they own or rent. If they want an exact replica of their real world shop, they will pay you to create a virtual tour using your camera, so that they can use it as their existing shop in the Metaverse.

If you are looking to branch away from promoting other businesses, you can take your 360 camera to different parks or landmarks, so that people can virtually embark on the same adventures as you.

You could even include advertisements (as mentioned earlier) in your virtual tours as another way to generate revenue.

Make Money Creating Games

In the Metaverse, there is a high demand for new games. As people burn through the smaller games and look toward more arcade-like ways to spend their time, the demand only grows.

The more interactive you can make the game, the more it will succeed. The Metaverse allows people from across the world to join together, so multiplayer games are often searched for as well.

Many gamers search for world building games that they can heavily invest their time in. Players like to immerse themselves into a game, almost as if they are a part of a completely different universe.

Gaining traction for your game requires advertisements and a community. People want to feel as though they are a part of something special, so try to build your game around a certain audience that is large enough to bring a wide variety of players in.

Gain Money Investing in Stock From a Specific Metaverse

You can invest in different stocks involved in the Metaverse. As always, this market can be unpredictable. Never invest more than what you are willing to lose. Here are some of the companies that are directly involved in worldbuilding in the Metaverse:

  • Microsoft

Microsoft’s goal is to link the professional world with the Metaverse. The company plans to release a version of their popular Microsoft Teams that includes lifelike avatars, so that you can meet virtually in a three dimensional setup.

  • Roblox

Roblox is a multiplayer Metaverse platform that has been online for years. Players of all ages can join a virtual reality world with a customized avatar. From pet simulators to arcade mini games, Roblox aims to “bring the world together through play” in the Metaverse.

  • Meta Platforms, Inc.

What was once known as Facebook Incorporated has now transformed into Meta Platforms. Since this complete rebranding, Meta Platforms has released a virtual reality Metaverse called Horizon Worlds, along with a new VR headset that has had a boost in sales recently.

  • Boeing

Boeing is planning on bridging the gap between humans and robots when it comes to communication in the workplace. They want to build airplanes in the virtual world, and bring innovation and ideas into a 3D atmosphere.

  • Autodesk Inc.

Autodesk covers the architectural side of the Metaverse. This company is coming up with new structures and concepts for buildings and businesses throughout the Metaverse.

Generate Revenue Streaming Your Metaverse Adventures

Content creation (especially if you already have a social media following) will be a great way to make money in the Metaverse. People are curious about the Metaverse, but a lot of them are unsure about what it is and how to participate in it.

As a content creator, you can provide a gateway for your viewers who are not quite ready to dive into the Metaverse. Here are a few ideas for topics that would draw viewers in:

  • Gaming

If you already have a gaming channel on Twitch or YouTube, then this is the route to take. You will be able to provide brand new content to your subscribers, and play new games with fun commentary.

There are plenty of unique games to try in the Metaverse, and each game will provide you with plenty of content for your live streams or uploads. If you are just getting started with gaming on social media, playing in the Metaverse will help you accumulate new views and subscribers quickly, since it is a new idea that many people are curious about.

  • Shopping

There are many different shops to explore, and you could tailor your content around the fashion industry in the Metaverse. You can try on fun clothing for your avatar, and create styling content to show off your creative fashion sense.

  • Traveling

There are many sights to see in the Metaverse. You can use your channel to show viewers some of the unique and incredible places to venture into. You can act as a sort of tour guide by giving highlights and locations for new users to find in the Metaverse.

  • Exploring Real Estate

Since there is an abundance of places for sale on the virtual real estate market, you can take your subscribers on a journey throughout the many buildings and businesses that the Metaverse has to offer.

You can build an audience of potential virtual real estate buyers this way. And many of your viewers will just be window shoppers who love to see what kind of real estate is out there.

The Metaverse, while exploding in popularity, is still in its infancy and is not yet a household name where everyone is familiar with it. This is the perfect time for you to pinpoint one or more ways you can earn from this platform and position yourself before it’s flooded with competitors.

You can even create info product courses that teach people how to use the Metaverse for fun, for profits as a business, or for educational purposes. You’ll have a hungry audience eager to learn, and you can put your course out in text or video format, or as a hybrid course that teaches people in multiple media formats.

Take time to get familiar with the Metaverse and find a niche service or product that best aligns with your skills and passions and you shouldn’t have any problem building a lucrative business there.

Using Audio Social Media Apps in Your Online Business

As more and more people turn towards social media to socialize with others, popularity over the idea of sharing ideas and building a platform online has only grown. Socialization on the Internet started out with text based chats, and then grew when multimedia platforms like Facebook were launched.

People would share photos and captions that showcased their lives and personal thoughts about the world. Then, video creation grew in popularity and became a main form of content creation throughout many social media apps.

Each social site would adapt and come up with new features that focused on shorter video production. As more and more people begin to focus on becoming creators and entrepreneurs in the online world, they’ll have to learn how to evolve with content trends.

Audio social media sites enable people to take in new content and ideas while working on the things that they need to focus on, completing two tasks at once. This opens up a completely new world for content creators.

These audio sites have been bringing in a huge increase in traffic, which gives businesses and entrepreneurs a new platform to take on. While other niche marketers are still stuck on Facebook, you can position yourself as a top leader on audio socials that have a hungry target audience.

Use Social Audio to Conduct Market Research

When you join an audio social media app, you gain the opportunity to conduct market research in order to learn more about your target audience. You don’t even have to participate in the discussions.

Just join different rooms or groups that are talking about topics that pertain to your business and career. This is a free way to gather information about your audience, and to learn how to become as approachable and as efficient as you can be.

Taking advantage of the opportunities that audio social media apps produce will be rewarding for your business as an entrepreneur. Listen in on real time live conversations with those who fit your audience.

Take notes on their desires and dislikes, so that you can build your business into something that makes a majority of your target audience happy. Focus on what problems they have with products or ideas that are a part of your business, and work to cater to their needs.

This method requires patience. You may hear things you don’t want to hear, and it can be challenging to accept negative opinions about your own business or the niche that your content fits.

But the importance of this method is to observe and listen, and make sure your followers’ opinions are heard. You can ask questions, but spend some time gather information instead of entering an audio room just to hear yourself speak.

Build a Rapport with Your Audience

Building a solid rapport with your audience is essential when searching for a loyal audience that will always support you and your entrepreneurial endeavors. There are a few methods you can try in order to establish a relationship with your audience.

Personalize your brand. Your business and brand needs a human presence behind it, so that people can feel more connected to your goals and overall mission. Putting a voice out there and talking about your passions and goals will draw people in.

Everyone loves to see someone succeed when they have worked hard to get to where they are. Allow your viewers to see the full picture of why you do what you do. You can be transparent and share your previous struggles to show vulnerability and how strong you are now.

Build a bond with your followers. Interact with your followers to let them know that you care about what they think, so that they feel as if the relationship goes both ways. And if you show genuine kindness and support towards the people who support you, it will be a strong bond that won’t ever become one-sided.

It doesn’t hurt to become friends with those who want you to succeed, and you may find some people who can help you along the way that you wouldn’t have had by your side without the effort coming from you.

Share personal advice and experiences. If you have been working on your business and career for awhile, you will have insight on getting started and mistakes to avoid along the way.

You can share your journey with others and the things you have learned, which will likely inspire others and bring in an audience that admires you. You can earn other people’s respect when you show your credibility as a creator.

You can also use audio social media sites as a place to share experiences and advice with other creators in a type of collaboration. This is a great way to network for cross-promotion opportunities, guest blogging and even product partnerships.

Interact with your audience to answer their concerns. People will always have questions, and some may be skeptical about supporting a business or creator that they don’t know enough about.

When you work to answer your audience’s questions truthfully and informatively, it will give them more of a reason to give you their full support and attention. With audio social apps, it’s a live interaction, so you can have a back-and-forth conversation that really helps your listener.

Build a close-knit community. Establishing a type of exclusivity with your audience will make other people want to join in. Using live rooms to build unique experiences can make other members want to tune in so they don’t end up hearing how they “should have been there” to hear the funny jokes and interesting stories that you shared.

Make your audience feel like they are special and show them your appreciation so that they can feel as if they are a part of something incredible. Make your schedule known so people can set aside time to attend an audio event you’ve set up.

How to Use Clubhouse to Your Advantage

Clubhouse is an app that offers a space to discuss a wide variety of topics with people around the world, with only one major rule: you can only use your voice. With no camera or text option, you are left to improve your speech and communicate your thoughts and opinions as you would with in-person conversations.

This walkthrough will help you get things started so that you can make the most of social audio. First, get set up. You need to sign up as a creator through the app (which can be found for both Android and iOS) with your full name and phone number.

Customize your personal profile. In order to draw others in and grow your engagement, it’s recommended that you create a bio and include a friendly profile photo that will make you seem more personable.

Create a club. When you create your own club, you can begin to market and build on your brand. Make sure that you fully customize your club to show everything that your business or brand is about, so that the niche your business fits will be shown.

Once you’re set up, you’ll start using the app. Invite people to join your club that you’ve created. If you know of any members who may be interested in your business, or even have some friends or colleagues who are willing to join and set a base following for you, make sure to invite them.

Finding an initial following may be challenging at first. Set up your first meetup or show. Setting up a meetup will allow members to converse with you about your business and the topic of your creator niche.

This could be helpful with building a community and answering any frequently asked questions that may come up along the way. Setting up a show is a great way to build a following by talking about your product and giving members as much information on that topic as possible.

You will be able to host a show that will be informative and draw people into your business. Host more events, meetups, and shows over time. Don’t make it a one time occurrence.

Your members and guests will have something to look forward to when you schedule new events, meetups, and shows for them to attend and it gives them time to think of questions.

You can talk about products or different topics that go along with your business, so that you can reach a wider audience. You also need to consider strategies for the marketing aspect of Clubhouse.

Attend other events and join other creator’s clubs. This will allow you to market with other creators that may have similar businesses and goals in mind. You may be able to talk to other creators and learn strategies or helpful tips, and it could bring some valuable friendships or partnerships into your life.

As you communicate with others in the same industry, you’ll be able to gain a larger audience as well. Collaborate with other creators. If you join a room and get along well with the creator who has a business similar to yours, you may want to consider co-hosting some events or meetings.

This method will be beneficial for both of you, since you will be able to join your audiences together. Make sure you know and trust the other individual because you don’t want to be associated with someone consumers find untrustworthy.

Spotify’s Greenroom Isn’t Just for Musicians

Spotify’s Greenroom is another social media app that utilizes live audio feeds to bring people together based on their interests. Besides niche leader, this app is also targeted towards musicians who can use this addition of Spotify to connect with fans.

There was an app called Locker Room that focused more on sports, but Spotify bought it and used the original coding to develop Greenroom. This walkthrough will take you through the steps of getting set up, and reaping the full benefits of this audio social media app.

Get set up by connecting your Spotify account. If you have a Spotify account, you can easily login and continue on. Greenroom utilizes Spotify’s personalization strategies, so content you see will be chosen for you based on your history and interests.

Create an account. If you don’t have a Spotify account, that’s okay! You can simply sign up for a new account on the Greenroom app. Create a room. Anyone can create a room, and all you’ll need is a title and topic.

Once you’ve picked a topic, you will be able to go live and allow other people to join. Make sure to go with a topic that goes along with your content or business. Keep the recording.

Spotify records each room session for moderation purposes, but you can use that for your own benefit. You’re able to save the recording and edit it, and turn it into a podcast. This will give you more content for your other social media platforms.

Strategize your marketing of Spotify’s Greenroom. Select featured topics. Greenroom enables you to select specific topics to get notifications and updates about, so you can always stay educated about news in your niche or specific target audience.

These topics will also help creators listen in on other creators and work together by sharing ideas. If you can remain constant in some groups with specific creators, you may be able to work together to produce content for both of your businesses.

Fuel a Growing Audience with a Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat is an exclusive audio social media app that requires an invite in order for you to talk live. There is also an option to apply, and you will answer some questions to see if you qualify for now.

Mark Cuban’s podcasting platform is designed to showcase notable people and the stories and ideas that they have to share. Getting set up requires you to request access first.

In order to become a creator on this app, you have to fill out a questionnaire with some personal information and state your business on the app. Once you have been accepted, you can go forward to creating your profile and customizing your content space.

When you’ve been accepted and gained access to Fireside Chat, the rest of the journey is easy. You’ll just need to set up a fully customized profile, and then you’re ready to go. Start by picking a topic.

Select a topic that fits the industry you are involved in, get ready, and then go live. If you can schedule out a later date for your talk, you can build anticipation and future views by sharing it on other social media platforms and encouraging your followers to tune in.

Strategize your marketing and business building aspect of Fireside Chat by selling tickets to events. This app allows you to sell tickets for your live events to generate extra revenue.

If you can build a crowd of fans that anticipate your live shows and talks, then this will be a great way to make more money for your business. Stream your show to other platforms.

Fireside Chat enables the live stream to stream on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. This allows you to reach a wider variety in audience, and expand your platform. Insert ad breaks to generate revenue.

If you’re looking to make some extra money to support your business, inserting ad breaks after you’ve gained a solid following will help you out. Embrace the app’s reputation.

Fireside Chat boasts about their drive for only quality content, so users are drawn to the app to listen. Since the app has less creators than others, your platform will appear more exclusive, which will draw in an audience.

Share Audio Snippets on Racket

Racket is an audio social media site that allows short micro podcasts that can last up to 99 seconds. This will keep viewers engaged and open up the opportunity to explore content from many different creators in one sitting.

The following walkthrough will give you an idea of what to expect from Racket, and how to make the most out of this option. Get set up by signing up first. You’ll have to come up with your own username and password, but getting signed up is simple.

Once you’ve signed up, you can customize and edit your profile. Creating a post that’s 99 seconds (early versions of the app gave you up to 9 minutes). Once you’ve created an audio file that you want to post, you just have to supply a cover photo and title, and then you can post it.

The whole process can be completed in less than a minute. Utilize tags. Like many other social media apps, tags are important in order to send yourself onto other people’s explore pages.

As long as you choose tags that fit your topics and industry, the right audience will find you. Strategize for the business building aspect of Racket. Much like TikTok, this app explores the idea of an algorithm that enables members to find many different unique content creators, by bringing the creators’ content to them.

You do have shorter times for content. By limiting the length of audio podcasting, users will be able to take in more content by different creators, instead of listening to an hour long podcast that is by one singular creator. This also makes the editing process simpler, which means you will be able to release more content that focuses over a wider variety of topics.