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A Vision of Success

 

  A Vision of Success

 

 

 

 

Success is more than economic gains, titles, and degrees. Planning for success is about mapping out all the aspects of your life. Similar to a map, you need to define the following details: origin, destination, vehicle, backpack, landmarks, and route.

 

Origin: Who you are

A map has a starting point. Your origin is who you are right now. Most people when asked to introduce themselves would say, “Hi, I’m Jean and I am a 17-year old, senior high school student.” It does not tell you about who Jean is; it only tells you her present preoccupation.

 

To gain insights about yourself,

you need to look closely at your beliefs, values, and principles aside from your economic, professional, cultural, and civil status. Moreover, you can also reflect on your experiences to give you insights on your good and not-so-good traits, skills,

 

 

 

  knowledge, strengths, and weaknesses.

Upon introspection, Jean realized that she was highly motivated, generous, service-oriented, but impatient. Her inclination was in the biological-medical field. Furthermore, she believed that life must serve a purpose, and that wars were destructive to human dignity.

 

Destination: A vision of who you want to be

Who do want to be?” this is your vision. Now it is important that you know yourself so that you would have a clearer idea of who you want to be; and the things you want to change whether they are attitudes, habits, or points of view.

 

If you hardly know yourself,

then your vision and targets for the future would also be unclear. Your destination should cover all the aspects of your being: the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Continuing Jean’s story, after she defined her beliefs, values, and principles in life, she decided that she wanted to have a life dedicated in serving her fellowmen.

 

 

 

 

Vehicle: Your Mission

A vehicle is the means by which you can reach your destination. It can be analogized to your mission or vocation in life. To a great extent, your mission would depend on what you know about yourself. Bases on Jean’s self-assessment, she decided that she was suited to become a doctor, and that she wanted to become one. Her chosen vocation was a medical doctor. Describing her vision-mission fully: it was to live a life dedicated to serving her fellowmen as a doctor in conflict-areas.

 

Travel Bag: Your knowledge, skills, and attitude

Food, drinks, medicines, and other travelling necessities are contained in a bag. Applying this concept to your life map, you also bring with you certain knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These determine your competence and help you in attaining your vision. Given such, there is a need for you to assess what knowledge, skills, and attitudes you have at present and what you need to gain along the way.

 

This two-fold assessment will give you insights on your landmarks or measures of success. Jean realized that she needed to gain professional knowledge and skills on medicine so that she could become a doctor. She knew that she was a bit impatient with people so she realized that this was something she wanted to change.

 

Landmarks and Route: S.M.A.R.T. objectives

Landmarks confirm if you are on the right track while the route determines the travel time. Thus, in planning out your life, you also need to have landmarks and a route. These landmarks are your measures of success. These measures must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound.

 

 

Thus you cannot set two major landmarks such as earning a master’s degree and a doctorate degree within a period of three years, since the minimum number of years to complete a master’s degree is two years. Going back to Jean as an example, she identified the following landmarks in her life map:

 

completing a bachelor’s degree in biology by the age of 21;

completing medicine by the age of 27; earning her specialization in infectious diseases by the age of 30; getting deployed in local public hospitals of their town by the age of 32; and serving as doctor in war-torn areas by the age of 35.

 

Anticipate Turns, Detours, and Potholes

The purpose of your life map is to minimize hasty and spur-of-the-moment decisions that can make you lose your way. But oftentimes our plans are modified along the way due to some inconveniences, delays, and other situations beyond our control. Like in any path, there are turns, detours, and potholes thus; we must anticipate them and adjust accordingly.

 


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Some ads Don’t  work

Reason Why Some ads Don’t  work

 

 

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Reason Why Some ads Don’t  work

I don’t get much response to my ezine ads! How can I improve my ad response rates? These are comments I hear frequently from associates who advertise regularly online. After taking a look at their ads, here is the advice I often offer them on improving their ads:

 

First of all, the ad must be BELIEVABLE.

Fully 80% of the ads that I review lack credibility. Yes – people want to believe that they can earn a fortune – in a month – with absolutely no work. However, things don’t work that way! If it were THAT easy, everybody would be doing it.

 

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After all, we like to share secrets with our family and friends.

Anyone discovering a way to earn money THAT easy would have shared it with their friends .. who would have shared it with their friends….. and they    would have shared it with their friends. Soon everyone  would know about it and be making a fortune.

 

This great money maker I would not need to be advertised

since it would be spreading so fast by word-of-mouth. Your potential customers are very intelligent. They can spot a hyped-up exaggeration when they see one. Don’t use them – make your ads believable.

 

Starting with the most important part of your ad 

the headline. It must be believable and it must grab their attention. How do you get their attention? You tell them how you are going to solve a problem for them, or how you are

 


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going to prevent them from having a problem in the first place.

There are many “hot words” that have been proven to grab a persons attention better than others. You need to use these in your headlines too. Examples of these words include:

 

“Free”  “You”  “Discover”  “New”

 

The KEY to writing an effective ad is telling the customer “what’s in it for him.” Spell out specific
benefits in both your headlines and in the body of your ad. Talk directly to your customer in your ad, telling him what you are going to do for him. Don’t list product features – list benefits!

 

Many ads don’t even tell the customer WHAT they are selling.

Instead they hype how much money can be made with the “ground floor opportunity” or “proven program.” Others yell about how many will already be placed in your “downline.” Why would anyone respond to such an ad?

 

Many online people are sooo fed up with trying different hyped up opportunities.

If yours is different, at least tell the customer *how* it’s different and *what* it is.  More importantly, tell the customer “what your product or service is going to do for him.”

 

After you have a good headline and good body copy,

you need a call to action. You need to tell the customer what action you want him to take. Do you want him to: visit a   website; request more details; download a trial copy; get   a sample chapter; vote? Tell the customer what he should do next.

 

Your ad may have him marginally interested

but   he often will not take action unless you tell him to. Give the customer several ways of taking advantage of your great offer if appropriate. For example, you may   want to give both a website url and an email address.

 

Consider what you want him to do AND the medium you are using.

For example, if your ad is in an ezine that is sent out via email, you may not want to force you prospect to open a browser and visit a website. Maybe he doesn’t want to open his browser at that time, and maybe an autoresponder message would better serve your purpose.

 

If your ad will be posted on a webpage,

maybe you don’t want to force your prospect to open his email program to respond to your offer. The preferred method of having the customer contact you depends upon a lot of circumstances including what you are ultimately trying to accomplish with you ad. While on the topic of methods of contact, a lot of ads turn the customer off with the email address or website urls used.

 

If your ad offers a free email address for contact

(such as Hotmail) or a website hosted at a free site (such as Freeyellow) a major percentage of qualified prospects will not respond to your offer. They will reason that if you are not serious enough professional enough – to invest a little in your business, you probably are not stable enough to risk doing business with.

 


 

 

If you don’t have your own domain name

at least use the email address provided by your ISP. People who have been online for a while associate many of the free email addresses with fly-by-night operators. Regardless of how fair this assessment is, you will loose many potential orders if you don’t acknowledge this point.

 

Having your own domain name makes sense for the same reason.

Many people who have been online for awhile associate websites on free hosts with fly-by-night operators, or those not really serious about their business. They reason that if you will not invest a few dollars in your own domain name, how serious and credible are you?

 

Domain names are dirt cheap!

Professional web hosting comes in a range of prices -depending largely upon the amount of customer support and website capabilities you want. If you want readily available customer support, then the web host needs to charge enough to have technicians standing by. If you can wait a day or two to have someone respond to your email when your website is down,

 

then the web host doesn’t need to have technicians standing by and they can charge less.

If you want to run cgi scripts, have a shopping cart, have a database or other such features, you will be using more of your web host’s server resources. He needs to charge more to afford greater capability.

Proof positive that having your own domain name,

professionally hosted, dramatically increases your chances of online success is readily available. Simply log online and visit a few successful online businesses. They will ALL have their OWN professional-sounding domain. If YOU don’t do this, your ads referring people to your website will NOT pull.

 

A final element of creating successful ads is testing

You must test EVERY ad that you use. Experiment by changing different elements of your ad. Change the headline or a few words in the ad body. Record the response rate that you get.

 

Now change the url or capitalization and note the results you get.

Just changing one element in an ad can result in 100 times the response rate. Then, when you find an ad that works, stick with it until it stops working. Continue to test other ads for the same product or service, but don’t stop running the one that’s working!

 

You never know what ad is going to strike just the right chord for your prospects.

At the same time, what worked today may not work tomorrow. There are certain   advertising concepts that never seem to change but many do.

 

 

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How To Become A Super Affiliate

 

How To Become A Super Affiliate

 

 

 

Many people have taken the plunge and joined the world of affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing allows you to work for yourself and put your skills, hard work and independence together for you.

 


 

Success in any business will not happen over night.

It still takes time and effort to get your affiliate marketing scheme up and running. However, if you are persistent, determined and willing to give it your all, affiliate marketing can be the perfect career opportunity for you.

 

To become the so called super affiliate,

you should really follow the advice of other successful affiliates. They have been through what you are and know what they are talking about.

 

One of the first pieces of advice they give is to concentrate on a niche.

Don’t try to sell everything but the kitchen sink. Concentrate on one thing in the early days. Work out the best way to sell it and get going. Once you have some strategies worked out you can always expand.

 

One you have built up a store house of affiliates,

you need to know how to promote. Search engine and the web is usually the best way. If you are confident then you could try pay per click.

 

However, make sure you understand this well. Many affiliates have gone for is option only to find that their profits have been eaten up.

 

You should take time to know your product and who you’re aiming it for.

When you understand both well you begin to build up credibility. People will begin to trust you and what you offer.

 

They will feel much better about giving their business over to you rather than others. This will result in higher sales revenue for you and a much stronger business.

 

Don’t be afraid to diversify. Sign up with more than one merchant.

Beware of any merchant that wants you to sign up with them exclusively. By using several merchants you get much more exposure. You are also protecting your self if one merchant goes under or does not pay.

 


 

Keep on top of current trends in the market.

Be prepared to change if you need to. The world of internet marketing is continually changing. By staying flexible and having a

 

willingness to change you can make these changes work for you rather than against you. Remember, what was working last month may not be this month.

 

Finally, don’t give up.

It is true that many of these affiliate marketing schemes do fail. However, the reason isn’t do to poor products or ideas. It is because people give up way too soon.

 

It takes time to build any business. Just keep at it. Try to do something everyday to promote your business. If you keep it up you will eventually start to see results.

 

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money and work for yourself.

You can put your skills and creative knowledge to work for you and not others. Affiliate marketing does take work. You need to build it up like any other business. However, if you stick to the advice in this article and don’t give up,

 

you’ll soon find that your business is booming. Affiliate marketing is a great career opportunity. With hard work and determination you will be well on you’re way to becoming the super affiliate.

 

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