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Posted on 6,Jul | Posted by Kevin Martyn
About Kevin Martyn
Kevin Martyn has often been described as the true LIFESTYLE entrepreneur as very few people are as happy and enjoy their daily work as much as Kevin! Over his 30 year career he has successfully built and run a variety of different businesses. When it comes to the Internet he has VAST knowledge, and believes that for every problem or challenge he can find a NUMBER of solutions, and that there is always a way forward! He is a founder director of 'Practical Profit Solutions', he is a mentor, speaker, and author. Kevin has MASSIVE passion for what he does and helping others to succeed.
Posted on Jul 6
Say the word GRAVATAR and most people do not have an idea what you're talking about! Now thing to do However, if you're looking for a productive way of attracting new targeted visitors to your website a Gravatar is about to become one of your best friends. By taking the time to write SERIOUS, thoughtful and VALUABLE comments on the blogs and articles of others on related topics to your own, you can attract some VERY serious amounts of ONGOING qualified traffic and potential prospects. ESPECIALLY if you are consistent in your efforts.
Now thing to do
So what is a Gravatar?
Is the use of a Gravatar THAT important?Here is my Gravatar image, the one I am presently using. Handsome I MAY NOT be, but I do know that it attracts new visitors to my web sites and blogs far faster than one of the substitute images. How do I know? Because I have TESTED them and personalised Gravatars WIN and out pull anonymous Gravatar images EVERY TIME without exception!
4 POWERFUL reason for ALWAYS using a Gravatar!First immersions REALLY DO count and your comment image is often the first thing in a comment that is looked at and you are judging by. Not how good looking your are but FAR more importantly, HOW FRIENDLY you look! Comment readers will take you FAR MORE seriously by having a picture of your own as it gives the perception of you being a more professional type of person than someone who can't be bothered to set one up at all, so it ALSO acts as a sort of SOCIAL PROOF. Your Gravatar picture helps comment readers to IDENTIFY with you and put a face to the voice they are reading, and to some individuals (me being one of them) this point is really significant.
More IMPORTANTLY...Let's face it, generally, people would prefer to BUY FROM and DEAL WITH the people who they like. And having an INVITING Gravatar picture helps them to get to know you and hopefully begin to like you.
Tips for creating a good Gravatar picture
There is nothing more off-putting than seeing somebody using a picture of a kitten to represent themselves. There is NOTHING professional about it, in fact, and by contrast, it is quite DISTASTEFUL in a business environment, or from someone who wish to position themselves as an EXPERT or AUTHORITY in that particular field, there are VERY few exceptions to this rule. If you are SERIOUS about generating an Internet related income, you need to be serious about letting people see you and getting to know you. Believe me, WHATEVER yourself impression, or how you feel about yourself, others will feel differently and I promise you your picture will be ABSOLUTELY fine!
How to set up your own Gravatar!
Nothing could be simpler, and it will probably take you less than five minutes to set up. start by going to: http://en.gravatar.com where you can sign up for your own Gravatar account.The process of setting up your account is really very simple and does not need any help from me. You will need to have a picture of yourself available, or, if you have a web cam you can take one while you are online. I look forward to seeing your Gravatar next to your comment on this blog. If you would like to discover more about other simple techniques to stay ahead of the Internet profit game please take a few minutes to look at our 3 mentoring Internet Wealth programs, click here to discover more... Gravatar
Posted on Jun 6
Let me tell you right up front that I live a CHARMED life and lifestyle, and that I live in a beautiful small village just a few yards from the beach in lovely Somerset here in the UK. I have HUGE PASSION for what I do and I simply leap out of bed in the morning to get started on my projects.My wife tells everyone that I am a workaholic, and I probably am simply because I enjoy what I do and the challenge of the Internet SO MUCH that I find it very difficult to distinguish between work time and leisure time . As the old saying goes:
"Find a man a job he loves and he'll never work another day in his life!"Strangely enough, this also works for women. As I write this short article it is early June 2010. My day usually starts around 5:30am to 6am, sometimes even earlier as I am a true morning person. I always wake up with a smile on my face and usually literally leap out of bed because I am so keen to get started. I always go straight to my small Home Office and if it's not already powered up, which my computer on. This is where I work and spend most of my time. It's my control centre and you probably think it's a bit UNDERWHELMING, and I would have to agree it is, but it's all I need to run an exceptionally profitable business. By the way, before you say ' what a funny shaped computer screen ' I prefer it this way around because I do a lot of writing which means I can see a full A4 page rather than constantly having to scroll down to review or correct what I have written. I also quite often work outside in my garden, or on my conservatory, or sometimes I go to a cafe in the local town with my notebook or laptop and work there while indulging in one of my favourite pastimes which is people watching. I forgot to mention I am extremely curious nosy person and find ALMOST EVERYTHING interesting! FIRST ACTION OF THE DAY: After a trip to the little boy's room, I usually spend the first part of my day writing down my thoughts, and the ideas and solutions which have come to me during the night. Often, I will go to bed pondering challenges which I need to overcome, then in the morning my mind is FULL of solutions and delivers the results it has come up with. These I need to write down and record as quickly as possible because sometimes they don't stay with me very long, and can quickly become overwritten with more powerful conscious thoughts. I also like to spend the first part of my day setting my goals and objectives for what I need to achieve for the day, month and the rest of my life. In my humble opinion this is the MOST IMPORTANT part of the day, and perhaps my life. You have probably heard the old saying:
'Proper Planning Prevents Particularly Poor Performance'...and I believe that it's true. No one ever plans to fail, but most people fail to plan, and more importantly fail to achieve their personal objectives in life! VERY SAD, especially when the solution is so simple and close to hand. This DAILY planning session usually lasts 10 to 20 minutes, and after this I prepare myself for the day by getting washed and changed. SECOND ACTION OF THE DAY: Every weekday morning I spend until 8:30am reading and writing in no particular order, at the weekends I generally spend an hour or so longer at these favourite tasks because my family are still sleeping and catching up with their weeks activities.
Yes, I work seven days a week because it I enjoy what I do so much!READING: I always spend AT LEAST 45 minutes reading. I read a variety of different materials, but most of it usually is related to self-development and improvement in some way, marketing my business or the Internet. I usually read AT LEAST one new book per week, sometimes two or even three and a variety of newsletters and blogs! It always amazes me that people don't read more when you consider the fact that you can gain a LIFETIME'S KNOWLEDGE from a book which you can usually read in just a few days. Let's face it: 'The individual who can read that doesn't is NO BETTER off than the individual who can't read at all!' WRITING: I love writing, and this is my opportunity to think out my thoughts on paper and then share them with other individuals like yourself, this article is a great example of this! Anyone can do it, it just takes practice, you JUST START and then become HIGHLY CRITICAL of what you have written, and constantly try to improve it. I don't worry about the odd spelling mistake or grammatical error because I am human, and like all humans I make mistakes. I usually write blog articles, or new material to help others develop themselves or their own businesses. My aim is to write the MINIMUM of 1000 words every day, sometimes I do much more, but quality is far more important than quantity. THIRD ACTION OF THE WEEKDAY!: It's now 8:30am and time for me to take over from my wife and do the school run. Actually, our 12 year old daughter Lele goes to school on a school coach, but I have to take our 7 year old son Ethan to the local village school, so we either walk there together, or if the weather is not a so nice I drive him there. After this I generally enjoy a short but leisurely breakfast with my wife, and then if the weather is fine I take a nice walk along the beach in front of my house. Or if the weather is thought or inclement I spend 30 minutes or so on my cross trainer. Whichever, I find this time very productive as I think about the work and I have to do, and for that reason usually have a digital dictaphone close to hand so I can record the ideas which come to me. FOURTH ACTION OF THE DAY: Usually by 10am I am ready to start working again. During this period I will do a number of tasks which will include:
- Marketing and driving new traffic and prospects to my websites, products and services. Development work on new projects or websites.
- If I have the time or need I may do some more writing
- Recording of audios of videos.
- General maintenance of the business, the tasks that need doing to keep the business rolling.
- Meeting with my business partner Paul, we usually have a couple of meals together each week
At 2.00pm I have usually finished for the day!
...YES SERIOUSLY, I'm free to do what I want and get involved with the family when they come home from school. My children are both heavily involved in music and Judo so they need to be taxied around their different events, and I just love being the driver.Are your day is ALWAYS so short? 99% of the time, but occasionally my routine has to change to accommodate tasks that needs to be done such as when I am speaking away from home, running training days, or conducting tele-seminars or webinars. POOR ME, this means I have to work a much longer day, and use my spare time to complete business tasks that need to be run at that time or have a deadline upon them. However, when this happens take additional time off in the following days. We also take 6 - 8 weeks holiday abroad each year! TOO MUCH too soon rather than TOO LITTLE too late! I am very disciplined in staying on top of my work, and in this way I can usually get completed the same volume of work which would take most people two or three FULL DAYS to complete. I am VERY productive! Well there it is, my TYPICAL working day. Now please remember, what I have just shared with you has taken me many years to achieve. When I first started in this business I had to put in MANY more hours than I do today, ANY BUSINESS will make this demand of you.
The BIG QUESTION is, do you know what you have to do to get your online business up are running like a well oiled machine?IM (Internet marketing) is an enormous business and subject, and it's really easy to get bogged down and COMPLETELY lose focus. Certainly there are tons of books and information out there for you to learn from, but much of it is very contradictory and could well lead you down the dark pathway of procrastination, and that's the last place you want to go. You have a choice, you can do it all by yourself, or you can get someone to help you. So what are your suggestions?
Well, I'm glad that you asked, and you properly won't be surprised when I tell you that my business partner Paul Elliott and I run a mentoring program, in fact we run more than one. They are ALL exceptionally inexpensive when compared to the rewards you are likely to generate. They are all completely guaranteed, and will save you a fortune in lost time and revenue. So the SMART thing would be to check them out for yourself, click here to find out more...A Day in the life of an Internet marketer
Posted on Jun 9
Get Rich slowly is my advice to you, because:
"The FASTEST way to go BROKE,is to try to get rich quick!"...and if ANYONE tells you different, or that they would like to show you a way of using the Internet to becoming rich quick. RUN AWAY as fast as you can because you have just met one of the MANY internets CHARLATANS who have their eye firmly fixed on parting you from your wallet.
Get Rich slowly is GREAT evergreen ADVICE when it comes to generating Internet related income and profits. But before you become disappointed, let me define exactly what I mean by slowly, and my exact definition of rich.If you are prepared to put in some CONSISTENT effort, start small, and begin by educating yourself on a regular DAILY BASIS, you could start generating a small income or initial profits within just weeks or a month or so from today. These are get rich slowly profits which you can build upon, and then within a very short period of time, six months to a year from now you could be working at stabilising an enviable ONGOING six figure income from the comfort of your own home which will allow you to sack your boss, give up the day job and leave the RAT RACE behind you FOREVER. Read: A Day in the life of a successful Internet marketer to learn more... Is this timescale REALISTIC? With the right ATTITUDE, determination and support in place YES it is VERY realistic!
Get Rich SlowlyThe reason that I promote that you adopt a Get Rich Slowly attitude is that generating ONGOING Internet profits is NOT a RACE! ...and sometimes you just have to be patient because it takes just as long as it takes! Those people that become impatient and irritated at not making the progress which they desire, generally lose sight of their goals and become completely UNFOCUSED! Get rich slowly, remember, PATIENCE is a virtue... More specifically, MOST people who focus themselves on being a success in this business take in excess of six months to make their first profits, perhaps 10% of ENTHUSIASTIC individuals do it in less than six months, and a few EXCEPTIONAL individuals manage to do it within their first week or two of making a start. For example...
One of our students managed to generate a NET PROFIT in excess of £2,300 within JUST TWO DAYS of the Internet wealth seminar which she attended. She went on to repeat her success three times more before the end of the month, and even teach the same formula to her daughter who also became successful and using that same particular technique which unfortunately no longer works. We have also had a number of students who have successfully managed to establish replacement income streams within just two or three months of starting.To begin with you have a LOT to learn and understand... You must learn many new ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS, and master them one at a time by practising them regularly. Like most things in life, as your understanding grows, EVERYTHING starts to become MUCH easier and progressing at a much faster pace, I think they call this exponential growth? Some people they are learning curve is difficult, I prefer to think it's FUN and CHALLENGING which it is. However, if you are disciplined and master them one at a time you will soon find yourself making MASSIVE forward progress. The biggest challenge that you face is becoming OVERWHELMED and UNFOCUSED during the learning period! Please note: You don't have to learn EVERYTHING before you start making a profit, and this is why I so STRONGLY suggest that you find a mentor to guide you. The FORMULA for IM success is quite simple... You must start by having workable action plan to follow in place, this will save you wasting your VALUABLE time, money and ENERGY, and help you get to the point you want to be just as soon as possible. And here is a GREAT starting place for you to investigate ... If you're impatient it is likely that you will be UNSUCCESSFUL! In Internet marketing and Internet related profits, the get rich slowly attitude really works. Have you heard the story of the TORTOISE and HARE? Well there are lots of would be millionaire hares haunting the Internet in search of that get rich quick scheme which actually works. They are all looking for that elusive magic button, potion or pill which will allow them to fall asleep tonight, and wake up RICH in the morning! Unfortunately, if you choose to be a hare rather than the tortoise, you will almost certainly DOOM yourself to failure and thats another great reason why you should consider following the 'Get Rich Slowly' phylosphy. By contrast, if you choose to be the tortoise, and adopt the get rich slowly and surely attitude, you have a FAR HIGHER chance of achieving lasting success and reaching your goals and objectives in the shortest time possible. In fact, if you just keep adjusting and refining your results, it is hard to see how you can fail. Another question I am regularly asked to answer is: Why do so many people fail at generating an Internet related profits or income? The answer to this is simple; you see ‘Get Rich Quick’ schemes usually appeal most to those individuals who are DESPERATE for money or a way of generating an income, or those who are GREEDY or GENERALLY LAZY, or even a combination of all three. Sorry, there are two more categories I should have included, and those are the individuals who are either STUPID or GULLIBLE. As the old saying goes:
“A FOOL and his money are EASILY parted!”
This is the reason why there are so many UNPRINCIPLED individuals promising you overnight profits from outdated and unworkable Internet ventures and techniques. They know from VAST experience that GREED is best and tastiest bait to catch their next customer ...and they know that there will ALWAYS be a new SUCKER along tomorrow, WILL IT BE YOU? ...I hope not!Lets take a closer look at that bait, which of the following two scenarios sounds the most appealing to you?
A: Be prepared to put in some consistent effort and ongoing hard work into the construction and foundations of your financial future? B: Buy into a TOO-GOOD TO-BE-TRUE ready-made profit generation system which promises to generate FANTASTIC levels of Internet riches while you sleep or sunbathe on any golden sands tropical beach?With such an appealing claims it is not hard to see why so many people are parting with their HARD EARNED money and end up BITTERLEY disappointed never to try again. Get rich slowly - you have a HUGE opportunity starring you in the face... The Internet offers anyone, INCLUDING YOU, unrivalled opportunities to quickly start up what could soon turn into a very profitable business with next to no investment capital. However, like all businesses it requires both initial and ONGOING EFFORT to build momentum and keep it running. Read the truth about Internet marketing. So are YOU up to it? Do you have what it takes to make it happen for you, rather than being part of someone else's dream? Remember, you never too young or too old to get started on your get rich slowly campaign, and you don't need anyone's permission to be a success. But remember, you can DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE your chances of achieving ONGOING success with a little help.
Practical Profit Solutions offers a WIDE variety of solutions for individuals just like you. For the beginner to the Internet, to those with MORE EXPERIENCE that know the TRUE VALUE of ongoing mentoring from coaches who gained their experience in the front lines of the commercial Internet generating their own income from using the techniques they teach and share with their pupils on a daily basis. Click here to learn more...
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Posted on Jun 11
PLEASE REMEMBER: You can learn something from EVERYONE, even if it is HOW NOT to do something ...and for this reason it won't take you long to discover who is worth listening to, and who is not.When you have made your decision whose video you would like to experience, downloading it to your computer, so you can watch a double speed video playback at a time which suits you. In this way you are not dependent upon the unreliable speeds of streaming video, and Internet connection speeds. To enable you to benefit from watching and playing double speed video recordings you will need a couple of pieces of FREE SOFTWARE. First of all, you will need a Firefox extension called 'Download Helper' which you can downloaded from: http://www.downloadhelper.net/ it is really simple to use and will allow you to capture almost all types of video. You will also need a little bit of SMART SOFTWARE called: 'VLC Media Player' which can also be downloaded totally free of charge from: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Once downloaded and installed you will be able to use 'Download Helper' to capture the video recordings which interest you most, and then the VLC player' to playback double speed video recordings, or even HIGHER speeds than this if you wish. The way I tend to use this TIME SAVING tool is to start playing my video at two or even three times usual speed, watching the recording and screen text at the same time. As soon as I see or hear something which I feel is important, or anything that catches my interest, I immediately slow down the recording to normal speed, or times 1.5 speed, or even go over it again. As I review the video I write down a synopsis of the more important points for future use implementation into my own business. Watching double speed video recordings allows me to experience AT LEAST twice as much material as normal, and to speed through the less important parts of the recording even faster if I so desire.
I have to give credit to this ACCELERATED LEARNING technique to my friend and business partner Paul Elliott who introduced me to it about a year ago. It is one of those techniques that will give you a small additional advantage over those would-be Internet marketers who will really STRUGLE to make it happen through lack of time and knowledge, so please use it and benefit.
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