Can you make money out of nothing? Is it possible? Do not be surprised because the internet makes this not only possible, but also easy-to-do for everyone at any age. Do you need to be a computer guru? The answer is a big NO! You need not be a computer expert or Internet marketing specialist. All you need is a fire in your belly to achieve success and an ongoing desire to learn. We are going to look at four ways you can get started today.
So how? The fact is, the world has gradually become a global village, where you can easily reach potential clients without having to travel.
What’s in your hands? –
We all have something to offer, skill, knowledge, experience. There are people around the world who want to learn what you already know. Begin to think, what is your offering, what solution can you give to a problem. What do you know that you can teach? When you have discovered that, then…
Start a blog – once upon a time, to launch a business the minimum needed was an investment to create a professional looking website. Today also, a website is a great asset when you start a new e-business. However, it is not the only way to do so.
You can also use a blog. A blog is an excellent way to launch your business with zero investment. You can add everything you need on the blog including a shopping cart, autoresponder and all the paraphernalia required to run a modest yet efficient website – all for free although you have the option to upgrade the services you receive from whatever provider you choose.
Once you have created your account on these platform, it is now time to start sharing your message, products or service following the guidelines of each platform. The more you publish the more you will get found and the more you will achieve your goal.
Affiliate marketing – This is a brilliant way to establish your business for free. What this means is you advertise other people’s product and get paid a commission for it. In some instance depending on what you are promoting the parent organization of which you wish to become an affiliate would not only offer you a free and well-designed website, but also all the tools and assistance you need to market their product. In addition, you would get a percentage as commission for every sale you make through your website. Commissions vary from 10% to as much as 100% and in some cases recurring income is also part of the deal.
There are website which house products you can promote. All you need to do is register for and start selling. Zaxaa, Clickbank, JV zoo, Ebay and Amazon associate
Free advertisement – In order to make yourself known on the Internet you need to advertise your presence heavily and persistently. This too, can be achieved free of cost. All you have to do is write a few informative and interesting articles on your blog and also submit it to free article directories or e-zines. This process would help you build an enviable traffic to your blog almost overnight and your business would show profit in no time.
Social Media Platforms – Social media platforms today are like miracle solutions for business owners. These platforms pull in millions of users who are looking for solutions for their various needs. Do a test trial and discover the best platform for your product and services. Some social platform to look into are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and blab.
So thinking of starting a business and have no money, do not despair, you can. The ingredients for success are discovering first hat you want to do, a positive attitude and an unquenchable thirst to succeed.
Let me know if this has helped in getting you started.
I love to connect with you on other social media platforms:
Periscope: It’s new and it’s hot. If you are not on it, you are missing out on international recognition. So what is Periscope? This is a live video streaming application available for IOS and Android developed by Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein. This application has been purchased by Twitter for 100 million dollars in March 2015. Periscope basically enables you to go “live” with your mobile anytime and anywhere, and to watch people’s live broadcasts from all over the world. There are approximately 14 million users on periscope with almost 100 thousand joining in every day. Users of Periscope are able to choose whether or not to make their video public (anywhere in the world) or simply view able to certain users such as their friends or families.
Periscope allows viewers to send “hearts” to the broadcaster by tapping on the mobile screen if he or she likes the video.
Photo: Capture Live event – Oprah Super Soul Sessions
After 24 hours, the broadcast is removed from the application.
Since the month of May, you can only log in with Twitter but with the new update you can now log in with your phone number or with Facebook, proof that Periscope has gone for more accessibility and user friendly.
Discover the world through somebody else’s eyes
I) How to get started with Periscope
First of all you need to download the application. You can log in with Twitter, your phone or Facebook but I highly recommend to log in with Twitter as Twitter owns Periscope, they are directly linked. You will then be asked if you want to receive Periscope notifications on your phone: this allows you any time to know when somebody is doing a live stream.
When you click on the little globe, a world map will appear to your screen with small red points: these are all the places in the world when people are live streaming. If you are not particularly interested in finding live streams in a particular location with the map, you have a simple list of the live videos without the map, just click on “list” at the top, next to “map”. The globe gives you two different views of the different events across the world. When you have access to the video, you then have the possibility to share it: share on twitter, with all your followers, or specific friends. You can also copy the link and share it now on Facebook with IOS. Photo: Tay Zonday on Periscope
To start your own stream, the actions that come up are the following: – Enable camera – Enable microphone
– Enable location you also have the option to make your broadcast private, by choosing only the people and followers that you want to see your live broadcast.
Give your video a catchy title, you can brand it by including emoji’s. Titles can be anything you decide. “First time with Periscope” can be the title of your first video. Don’t forget to include any hashtags important to you.
For your first video, my advice is to do just a quick introduction, say who you are, and make it clear and keep it simple. Every broadcast is available during 24 hours.
If you want to find somebody in particular you can do so in the research bar.
II) What Periscope can bring to your business?
You can indeed use live-streaming to market your business. Periscope is such an innovative and powerful social tool to make your business known and make it grow.
For example you can do: Live Product Demos : If you’re launching a new product, or if you have a new idea, just share it. Share the characteristics of your new product with your audience on Periscope. You can do an interactive product demonstration by answering questions from viewers.
Periscope is also a great way to share relevant news in the industry and about the marketplace. It is also an effective way to get noticed, asking relevant and intelligent questions, and to connect with influencers in your industry. It also gives you the opportunity to build your mailing list and to attract some more clients to your business, talking about what you do, the book you’ve written, make promotion for your products and services may give people the will to give their email addresses in the comments to sign up.
III) Periscope’s on Landscape.
Introducing landscape mode Periscope has just been updated with some new features: latest version of IOS and Android, the possibility to film yourself in landscape mode that is to say with the smartphone horizontally, which enables a better view of the screen. This new update was a response to the community’s demand. People can now hold their phones either in portrait or landscape.
Viewers love the fact that the Landscape mode gives more viewing room and looks so much better when uploaded on YouTube. They can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Now you will never need again to tilt your head to watch sideways video.
Periscope opens up a bit on Facebook For IOS only, but soon for Android as well, Periscope has developed the possibility to share the broadcast’s link on Facebook. You can now share the link to a live broadcast or replay onto Facebook on iOS. To see this option, you’ll need to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your smartphone. Once you are logged in, open Periscope, view a live broadcast or replay to share and Facebook will be one of the options. To put in in a nutshell, you absolutely have to download Periscope application. This application is so powerful both culturally (allow you to discover different events all over the world) and professionally. The world is getting easier to make yourself, your company, your products and services known and you can do this by using live streaming talking to potential future clients.
Loral & her team are hosting a Make New Money event from December 10 -14 and they still have some open seats!
If you haven’t heard of Make New Money, it’s Loral’s hottest new training. In a nutshell, you’ll leave this event with the ability to:
Create your Cash Machine
Market your Cash Machine
Sell your Products and Services
Execute Service-Based Sales techniques
Discover the Power of Joint Ventures
Learn Exactly how to Structure Lucrative Partnerships with Rock-Solid, Win-Win Contracts
Price your Products and Services accordingly to Make Money
Make Money. Fast
The event is Thursday, November 12 through Monday, November 16 and I truly recommend it to any aspiring entrepreneur, wealth-builder or anyone looking to create a new financial future for themselves.
You can learn more about the event here:http://bit.ly/20WpygY
Here’s how it works:
You’ll learn unique money-making strategies that you’ll implement immediately with the other business and wealth builders in this group.
In other words, built-in business opportunities are put right in front of you so you can sell, make deals, and create lucrative partnerships immediately.
All 100 people at this event will have ample opportunity to make new money. The average participant makes $775 by the time this event is over… And many walk away with much more than that in their pocket!
Not only will you get instant feedback on your money making strategies from this like-minded community, including my master trainers, this is where you’re going to find your IDEAL customers and partners.
You also get full access to a private “Make New Money Marketplace” on Facebook so you can keep moving your business- and wealth-building conversations forward.
And GET THIS… Once you’re a part of this powerful community, YOU’RE IN FOREVER!
You can also use this group for product and marketing research… where you get timely feedback from a community full of experts, including my team leaders who stay with you inside this private network.
WOW!!! What a day at the STEP UP event. It was a fantastic day of sharing and opening of both hearts and minds.
We all STEPPED UP to make the day extremely worthwhile. It is my hope that you have all gone away with renewed vitality and actions that you will implement immediately to move your life forward.
The discussions identified procrastination and the fear to take that STEP UP into the unknown as blocks to success. All of us need mentoring to take these steps. The time of self-doubt has to end, but sometimes we need someone to hold our hand and guide us during the STEPPING UP into the unknown. This was my desire from the day. I want you to have the confidence in me to help you take that STEP.
We had excellent contributions from Karen who talked about the importance of Leadership. It does not matter at what level we are in an organisation or the number of employees in our business, we are all Leaders. The simple lessons and steps to good leadership presented by Karen should be applied to your daily life. Karen is always available to help you with the STEPS to become an excellent Leader in your own right. You have met her now, so take advantage of this acquaintance and STEP UP to be that Leader you are capable of being. Get Karen’s Book Here http://amzn.to/1I5lDCt
No business can survive or flourish without strong customer sale closing STEPS. We all know how hard it is to find customers, never mind close a sale at the price we need to achieve. Simone gave some excellent STEP by STEP ways to overcome revenue inertia in your business. If you were one of the people who purchased his book, I am sure you will find it an excellent guide to significant increases in your own sales. Simone is a great ambassador for these techniques. The CHIT CHAT principle action groups were a great fun way of reinforcing those lessons advocated by Simone. There is no better way to practice these techniques than with a mentor and to receive constructive criticism in return. Get Simone Book Here: http://amzn.to/1DJK86v
Last but not least, you heard Nigel give an enlightening insight into the world of technology and the positive impact it can have on your business. Nigel has real practical experience and lives what he preaches. He has been kind enough to provide links to useful information to help you STEP UP in technology.
Often learning can be too serious and it can be hard to hear the messages being spoken. Just one of the ways I like to highlight how important clear communication can be is the drawing game. I thought Simone made an excellent attempt at communicating a description of what he was seeing, but even an experienced presenter such has Simone showed us all what we are trying to say in not always heard that same way by all of us.
The STEP UP event is just the start of your journey into making your dreams become realities. I have mentored many people into moving on to the path their heart and mind desires. The wisdom I can bestow on you in my mentoring sessions is not just for the now. They are practices and techniques that you will use to make a success of your whole life going forward.
I love my “Money Game” workshops. They are the corner stone to the journey to understanding what greatness you can truly achieve given the appropriate resources. Never doubt your skills; young Emmanuel (9 years) made us all realise that in children, you truly know yourself. I began the day guiding you on the first STEPS to knowing yourself. Without knowing yourself it is impossible to start the critical path to enabling your success.
The date for the next STEP is fixed for 28Th November 2015. http://placidaacheru.com/stepup. Join our Group on Facebook, keep the keep the learning active.
Some of us with children will have read the very popular book, “Elephants Don’t Do Ballet”. To those who do not know, the story goes as follows:
When the young Esmeralda the elephant wanted to be a ballerina, her Mummy’s not so sure…after all, elephants don’t do ballet! But Esmeralda was very sure of what she wants, and she joins a ballet class. While the little ballerinas twirl, Esmeralda gets her trunk in a tangle, and when they learn jumps, she only manages a crash landing! But, as Esmeralda triumphantly goes on to prove, elephants can do ballet!
When you were young and dreaming of the life ahead of you, how many of us were sent down the route of someone else’s career choice?
During my career as a business mentor, I have been privileged to work with people of different races, backgrounds and cultures. Each person brings with them their own individual life experiences and desires.
We are all ambitious. We all strive for a bigger role in life. We all want success. We want to make a difference. We want to make other people’s lives better. We want to make our own lives better.
Yet ultimately, despite our efforts and accomplishments, we often lack a true sense of professional fulfilment.
The day I will be spending with you is about taking a very personal look at how you define success in your heart of hearts and then finding your path to get there.
To do that, you must step back to STEP UP and reassess you.
We will seize control. Doing this requires you to take a fresh look at you.
Excel at critical tasks
Demonstrate character and leadership
I am truly excited to share this day with you. Being is orchestrated and every minute you spend will take you on the journey to transformation. You are not alone. The day will surround you with people with a similar vision in their hearts.
I am going to open and expand your horizons. Help you make your dreams become your realities.
The event is on SATURDAY, 25th JULY in LONDON. It begins at 10:00 and finishes at 17:00 at Park Plaza, Waterloo. I promise you a rewarding and hopefully life changing experience. Visit http://placidaacheru.com/stepup to book a ticket.
I am so pleased to be making this announcement!! I hope that you are excited as I am!!
On the 23 May 2015, I will be launching the first of my Visualise To Materialise Workshops. It has been my personal DREAM to bring all my knowledge and experience into one mega event.
I have been planning for this day since I began to see my own personal desires manifest; a story I am looking forward to sharing on the day. As many you may know, I have been given a second chance in life after a major scare over Christmas and the New Year. I made a promise to myself: No More Holding Back.
We all can create change in our lives. The barrier is so often the first steps. It is easier to want change and hope it happens around us then actually making it happen.
In my workshop we will begin the journey to identifying and declaring what we truly want from our own lives. What defines personal fulfilment to you? We will discuss manifestation triggers. These are the doors we need to open to obtain our dreams. I have found repeatedly that these triggers are key to making hopes and dreams come true for us all.
The purpose of the workshop is to highlight how gratitude and visualisation as the two most powerful processes help manifest one’s desire. We acknowledge that being grateful both lifts your frequency higher and affirms that you believe you will receive your desire.
By working together with visualisation, we focus the mind to send out the clearest message to the universe.
It is not just an idea. It is in scripture. Believe and Receive.
This creative process is based on a quote from the Bible. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”. (Matthew 21:22)
I will be teaching from my personal experiences and observations. I will be using the extensive feedback I have received over the years.
We will have a special guest too. I am truly excited that my good friend, Celia Gates, will be joining us. Celia is an Inventor and Innovator who will be introducing you to her “Whether Forecast” model. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Celia’s Brainwave To Business Book….Retailing with a five star rating on Amazon at £14.99
This will be the first of a series of events where I will be looking forward to meeting wonderful people like you. Not only do attendees get great content, gifts, we also have amazing networking opportunities for meeting new friends and share fantastic ideas. Expect the unexpected.
This will be no normal boring events. Change is good. Dreams can be realised. Do not waste your talents. We will make it happen…..
I am so glad to be back and connecting with you once again. I’ll tell you why… Last year 2014 on the 15th of December, I was heading home to London after enjoying a wonderful weekend away with friends and family. During the drive back, I suddenly felt incredibly thirsty. The only drink in the car was a can of Red Bull so I took a bit of it (call it a sip). Five minutes later I began to react to it—it started with my stomach, then my legs and eventually palpitations.
My partner and I stopped at a service station, got some water and I took some painkillers. But it didn’t help instead the pain got even worse. By the time we made it to London I had to be carried out of the car. I felt like I was getting worse by the minute. The only thing we could do was to rush to the hospital.
Cutting a long story short, I fell into a coma. My heart stopped, my organs began to fail, and my bone marrow was affected. I was in that coma for 24 days. I came back to life on the 6th of January 2015. I awoke to find that a tracheotomy (hole in the neck and trachea to help me breathe) had been done. I could not walk, talk, spell, write and had suffered partial memory loss—everything was blank. I would forget conversations as soon as people left. The only thing I remembered was my experience on the other side.
Why am I sharing this with you?
6th of March 2015 will make it two months since I came back. And even though doctors thought that I would never be 100% again and would likely be brain-damaged. I am now completely healed. Everything I could not do, I am now able to. My energy levels are steadily increasing with every new day.
I spent a total of 44 days in the hospital. During that time it felt like I was in God’s own Life School. My purpose became clearer; I saw how I had deprived others by not unleashing my calling fully. And to think that I have been speaking about unleashing potential all these years…God showed me I wasn’t doing it right. He showed me I was playing small. I learnt about the most important things in life and that there is no need to stress about a lot of the things we do worry about.
I learnt about abundance and how to attract more of it. I learnt to celebrate the little things in life that we are constantly offered but often fail to appreciate (like being able to walk to the bathroom without support, drinking water without aid). I remember when I was given a voice and I said Hello! Everyone rejoiced, ‘she can speak’. I saw and experienced love in its greatest form. He gave me the opportunity to touch lives (patients, nurses and doctors) while at the hospital recovering.
When I became aware of my environment, a few days after coming out of the coma, I noticed there were three other patients in the ward also in comas. One in particular, an Arab man I believe, had a family that were not steadfast. They wanted to move him out of the country which meant he might die so I began to pray in my heart, ‘God, don’t let them move him…Let them listen to the doctors…I woke up, he will wake up’. He woke up the next day.
We all are called; I believe we all have a purpose on earth.
My questions for you as you read this.
Are you living your best life?
Are you unleashing your greatest potential?
If death came knocking, would you be going empty or would you be taking your gift away with you?
Will those around you be able to say you made a difference in their life?
If you are walking in your purpose, are you giving it your best shot?
Have you had a near death experience? Do share with me.
I am using this medium to thank all those who put me in their prayers when they heard the news…My covery is a miracle. I have been given another chance to fulfill my purpose.Thank you.
Ever heard of infographics? If you are a regular web user chances are you must have. The term has been growing quite dramatically in popularity in the virtual world. If your principal place of business is the internet, this then prompts the question on whether you should jump into it as well.
Infographics, by Wikipedia definition, are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. If you think about it, infographics have actually been around for many years. Its rising popularity can largely be attributed to the proliferation of online tools that are easy to use and are quite accessible to a growing segment of the population. Furthermore, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have provided platforms for this type of graphics to be circulated worldwide.
What makes infographics appealing and why use it?
Visual Learning is comparatively high among humans. Studies have shown that data coming from visual stimuli are the ones that are most likely to be stored in the brain.
Visual data is more attractive, and this innate appeal promotes more sharing on social media. It is easier for an infographic these days to go viral versus an ordinary text.
Creative infographics add value to a brand. One can easily place their business logo at the footer part of the graphic.
Compelling infographics that provide interesting information gets promoted more and in return drives more traffic to a site. This brings SEO benefits to the website.
Google Analytics has showed an increase in searches for the keyword “infographics”.
For a more “graphical” representation, here are 3 examples from the many infographics that I have found to be quite interesting:
There are of course more factors to consider in mastering this art of visual experience, i.e. visualizing the message, tools to use, where to post and more; these we can explore in future posts. Generally speaking creating infographics is another great opportunity to convey your message, generate interest and traffic and build your reputation as an expert in your field.
We all have ways in which we end and start our new month. Are you one of those that dash through the year and rest when its new years eve? or Are you the conscious one that makes time to pause, appreciate each month and prepare body soul and spirit for the next month?.
As a business person the tendency is to be super busy so much that we miss the really important things.
This month, take time out to STOP – Yes! stop the mind chattering, the anxiety, the depression, the fear, the loneliness, the uncertainty and whatever it is that occupy your mind.
Take time out to appreciate your world and all that’s in it.When you do this, you will open doors for better things to come.
You hear me talk about making work light, when you relax and know that everything is in control, what happens is you see more productivity and have less stress.
Today I appreciate you for landing on this page and taking time to listen to the video.
Leave your comments and thoughts. I would love to read how you end your month and start a new month.