10 Last Minute Gifts For The Entrepreneur In Your Life

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We all know and love someone who is just cut from a different bolt of fabric. That kid we knew who actually found a way to make real money from her lemonade stand or the big picture guy who actually loves talking to everyone he meets about that weight loss product he discovered in college or the grandma who is supplementing her income selling cell phone plans! Having trouble choosing a present for your entrepreneur? Have no fear, I made a list for you:

1. For the newly minted (or firmly established) network marketer in your life , might I suggest the book  Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams!

2. Entrepreneurs are naturally  motivated people and they stay that way by focusing on personal development,  but they don’t always sit still long enough to read a book. Give them one that they can listen to in the car, on the bus, or wherever they happen to be. Try one of Jim Rohn’s audio books such as his Jim Rohn’s 2004 Weekend Leadership Event or UPDATED Building Your Network Marketing Business 10 Copy CD Pack

3.  For direct sales entrepreneurs (bearing in mind that we are all always selling something) I love Brian Tracy, practical advice delivered in a straightforward way. I  have personally listened to this one about 50 or so times just this year alone The Psychology Of Selling: The Art of Closing Sales

4. Entrepreneurs love books  because they always want to know what the other guy did to be successful! You can’t miss with a good autobiography like who doesn’t want to know how Bill did it (not Clinton, the other one) Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime

5. Network marketers and those in direct sales guys always need fresh blood/ new people to talk to. A leads subscription is a  practical and useful gift that keeps on giving all year long! LeadOverage.com offers packages that start at just $9.99 per month, or check out Freesurveyleads.com for less than $100 you can get 400 leads every Monday morning.

6. If your little entrepreneur is always on the move doing presentations in supermarkets, coffee shops and parking lots then they will absolutely love a mobile internet package. This will allow them to stream video and audio presentations or   go paperless and sign up prospects on the fly by accessing their websites from anywhere. CLEAR offers a great package as do other companies. If you’re interested in Clear call me (814) 422-5327, or see what your local providers are offering this month (here in Atlanta they are all trying to compete with Clear and that’s good for you).

7. The on-the-go marketer needs a way to organize all of their advertising materials (flyers, brochures, postcards, business cards) , I like this Melie Bianco W9-330 Messenger,Blue,one size but am sure you can find something more fitting for your male or female entrepreneur

8. Speaking of advertising, hop on over to vistaprint.com and bag some free business cards, brochures, glossy postcards etc. All you will have to pay is postage!

9. Even entrepreneurs need to relax (I know it’s hard to get them to do it, they are so focused on that goal) at some point. For the gamer in your life might I suggest a gift card from GameFly.com. I got this for my son three years ago and have saved tons on video games, while he has been able to play hundreds of games fo rjust 14.95 per month!

10. This present can serve double duty – your entrepreneur can use it personally or as a give away in their marketing package. Restaurant.com offers discounted restaurant gift certificates – a $25 gift certificate for example for only $2-$4. There are some minimum purchase requirements and restrictions (like it doesn’t cover alcohol) but I use them and love them. They have a special today: GET $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ONLY $3!
Enter Discount Code: SNOW

Well I could go on and on but I won’t. What would you add to this list?

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Enter Bloganol’s Latest Contest!

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I’ve heard that having contests is a great way to promote your blog, haven’t gotten around to doing my own but thought I would participate in one. Bloganol is having another contest where you can win prizes for completing seven simple steps.

The deadline is sometime within the next 15 to 20 days , so head over there and maybe you will win something!

The list of prizes is quite extensive:

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Affiliate Marketing | What is Affiliate Marketing?

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Affiliate marketing is the practice of paying other people (affiliates) to market your business and/or products.

Affiliates are paid to get visitors to your website or sales of said products.  It’s up to the affiliate to build a marketing and advertising campaign around the product.

There are also affiliate programs where you can create a downline and are paid a bonus for your downline activity. Affiliate marketing is attractive because:

  1. there is NO COST to get started
  2. the company provides banners, text ads and other market materials
  3. you don’t have to buy, store, or ship a product
  4. the company provides customer service so your obligation ends when the buyer clicks your link

There are many ways to become an affiliate.  Amazon.com and Walmart.com both offer programs. To locate lots of different companies that need affiliates for a product launch or a seasonal promotion, go to comission junction (cj.com). The last option is a company that pays for bringing in affiliates and marketing their products, SFI marketing group is a good example of this.

Once you have selected a product you can advertise it on a blog, a website that you build for that specific product, and also articles that you write  about the product in which you will provide a link back to your website or blog.  On your blog or website you want to place product reviews and testimonials as well as offer any accessories that go with the product. If you have money and understand pay per click advertising , I recommend using PPC to market your product also.

To be successful at affiliate marketing you need to understand keywords and Search Engine Optimization. Mark Ress, an internet marketer, is giving great FREE training over at ressonomics.com all year long.

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Five Reasons To Add Blog Advertising To your Marketing Mix

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In the past when we thought of advertising online or marketing a business we would usually consider pay per click or some other mode of advertising that required a hefty marketing budget. The past few years has seen growth in a new medium “blogs”. The Beijing Olympics and the Presidential Election really proved the power and influence of the blogosphere as a global information source.

With this extensive growth in the sheer numbers of people blogging and consuming blog content comes a challenge – how to utilize this medium to bring the masses to your site to view your content, services, or products. That’s where  Paying Post comes in. Paying Post is a blog advertising service that brings bloggers and advertisers together to create a win-win situation.

What’s really great about blog advertising is:

  1. Your “advertisement”  is a post written by a blogger who already has an audience.
  2. It’s actually difficult to tell a real post from an advertising post because of the way the content is presented, so blog advertising is actually quite subtle.
  3. You can put your new or existing product in front of millions of people daily for less than a monthly newspaper ad in a major city like Los Angeles would cost you.
  4. Blog advertising provides access to a global audience; imagine trying to market a new product to the entire world on a start-up’s  budget – almost impossible and would take years.
  5. You still have control over your advertising “content” and are able to increase your business in weeks or months rather than  years simply because your advertising reach is greater and your advertising medium (the blogger) already has a trust relationship with your target market.

Whether you are looking to monetize your blog or stretch your advertising budget and market reach, Paying Post provides an easy to use system that is blogger and advertiser friendly. They recently changed their layout to make finding information easier and it’s also kinda pretty, the whole blue skies /green earth thing.

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