Everyone wants to work from home but how can you do it successfully? Working from home is supposed to be better than working outside the home. Mainly, because you don't have to leave home and you can set your own hours. Not having to fight traffic every morning and worrying about being late. These are great benefits right there. Just because you are working from home doesn't mean that you are not working. Don't get it confused.

 

I know that since you are working from home and no one is seeing you that it doesn't really matter what you are wearing. However, I think it is better to still get dressed. You can still be comfortable but put some clothes on and don't stay in your pajamas. The reason being is you want to be productive and sometimes when you are in your pajamas you tend to get lazy. It sets the tone that you are getting ready for bed. Which in fact, that is the opposite of what you are doing.

 

So get up shower and get dressed. Do everything that you would do if you are going out to work. The only difference is you now have more time to do it. Have a good breakfast. After that start your day. You can have a designated place to do your work. Such as a home office. If you have children or have company then this would be ideal. However, if you live alone or your children or in school it's nothing wrong with doing your work outside your home office. It can be relaxing to have a change of scenery. Having an adjustable, portable laptop table is great for your work days that you do your work outside of your home office.

 

It's also a great idea to let people know your work times. Especially, your friends and family. Many people feel that just because you work from home means you have a lot of free time and they assume that you aren't really working (which is so far from the truth). This will help you stay more focused and get more work done and have less interruptions. Be nice but firm. Not answering the phone or texting during your work times (unless it is extremely important) is a good idea.

 

 

Having a schedule is really great for working from home. Set your own hours. Whether it is early in the morning (I think this is the best time to work) afternoon, or evening. Whichever, is best for you. Stay consistent with your schedule. It can be tempting to veer off but stay steadfast. You will see improvement in your work and you will get things done. This is why many people don't work from home successfully, because they believe working from home means not working. You are working. You are just working from home. Many people can't separate the two. Don't be one of these people.

 

Take a lunch break. Eat lunch. Take a little walk or stretch your legs. As I said before the benefit of working from home is you don't have to rush. So, take your time.

 

Working from home is fun. Who wouldn't want to work from home? If done correctly it can be a benefit for you and your family. Do you work from home? Or are you considering it? Let me know in the comments below. I hope these tips will benefit you and help you work from home successfully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Work From Home | Views: 963 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2017-03-13 Comments

 We are in the last month before the new year. Every year you set goals to be successful in your business? Are you where you want to be? If the answer is, "No". Then, you need some help. Do not be ashamed. We all need help sometime. I really want to help you be successful. I have put together a poll below. I am asking you what you are having difficulty with. Please answer all the questions. This will help me to better understand your problems and I can help you accordingly.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Answering this poll will also help me write blog posts that will also be helpful and that you can learn from. There are always new things to learn. Thank you for taking the time to answer this poll. I am looking forward to seeing the results.

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1035 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-12-01 Comments

 We are coming into the shopping frenzy months. This is the time of year people do a lot of shopping. It is also the time of year that crime is at an all time high. The most easiest crime to commit is online. This is where someone can steal your identity. This is very scary and if someone has stolen your identity you know what a mess it can cause. It also can take years to get it back. So, it's best to prevent this from happening the best way that you can. Doing business online is a convenience and you shouldn't be afraid to do your shopping or anything else that you do online. Here are some ways that you can protect yourself.

 

Always make sure to look at your bill carefully. This will help you know if there are some purchases on your account that you didn't make. If you see any purchases that are not from you immediately take action. Do not delay one second. This way you can nip it in the bud before it gets any worse.

 

Shred anything with your name on it. Catalogs, old bills, old credit cards, magazines or any kind of junk mail. If it has your name on it make sure it's shredded. This way thieves cannot get a hold of your name and use it for criminal purposes.

 

Do not share too much information online. You don't have to fill out all the details on different forums and your social media accounts. Such as your birthday, your mother's maiden name, where you were born or who your spouse is, etc. It's easy to pretend to be you when have given someone all the information that need to know about you.

 

Don't respond to email solicitors. Many times these are people with foul intentions. If you get a bunch of spam just delete it and do not ever give out any personal information. No business would ever ask you for any personal information in an email. Also, don't click on any shady looking links. If you're not sure what it is and who it is from. Just delete it. It's better safe than sorry. Many times they could contain viruses and spyware. 

 

Have virus protection installed on your computer. There are many kinds you can get. Mcafee, Norton, Avg are just a few you can purchase for your computer. They cover the basics such as your email, web browsers and also when you visit different websites.

 

Avoid shopping at shady looking websites. If they don't have any kind of way that you can contact them. That is definitely a red flag. Don't use too many credit cards when you are shopping. Have a designated one you use. This way if someone does make unauthorized purchases on it you can easily pin point which one it is. Remember, time is of the essence when someone gets a hold of your credit card information.

 

Make sure that you use different passwords for different sites online. Never use the same password especially for any bank or credit card account. Use letters, numbers, symbols, capitol and lower case letters.

 

Your identity belongs to you and you do not deserve to have it stolen. Thieves do not have the right to steal it and ruin your good name and credit. Plus, just make life miserable for you. While they get to spend the hard earned money that you have spent your entire life saving. Why become a victim of identity theft when you can protect yourself? Click Here to see how you can get more protection for yourself from these cyber criminals.

 

You can have fun and be safe online. You shouldn't have to worry about your identity being stolen and now you don't have to. Take care of your business, surf and shop online with security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1048 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-10-26 Comments

 Have you ever accidentally deleted a blog post? If you have you know how frustrating it can be. Especially, if it is a blog post that was popular with your readers. There is no need to go into panic mode. You can immediately go get it and copy and paste it right back into your blog. Triberr can help you do this. If you are not a member of Triberr I suggest you become one. It keeps all of your blog post in your, "My Posts" stream. This way you can retrieve and share them whenever you want to.

 

When you login to your Triberr account you will automatically see your stream. At the top you will see, "New Posts" click the downward arrow. Then you will see, "My Posts" click that and all of your blog post will come up. As you can see below in the picture of all of my previous blog posts that were written.

 

 

 

Now, if your blog post has been deleted you won't be able to click the url from your blog post to retrieve it. What you will have to do is click the arrow in the right corner of the square of your blog post in your Triberr My Post stream. Then, you will see, "Edit Post". Below it takes you to edit your blog post in your, "My Posts" stream. Below you are now in the edit format and can edit your blog post.

 

 

 

Instead of editing it you will retrieve your blog post by copying and pasting it into a new blog post. This is how you retrieve your blog post if you accidentally delete it. This is wonderful. This has saved me on numerous occasions. I had tried to retrieve my old blog post from other sources but it would only give me a certain amount. They were not saved like they are in Triberr in their own personal stream.

 

So, the next time you accidentally delete it do not panic. Go straight to Triberr and retrieve it. If you found this to be helpful please share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Views: 479 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-09-21 Comments

  With so much information coming at us these days it can be hard to digest it all. You read blog posts, news articles, forum posts and social media comments. That's not counting the books and magazines that you read daily. It can be quite overwhelming at times. However, I do think that you should take time to read anything that you attend to share on social media.

 

How do I know that people aren't reading what they share on their social media accounts? The reason that I know this is; I was letting someone guest post on my blog and I left it open so that they could post the content (You can do that with Ucoz). I had to eventually close it because someone else posted to my blog because I left it open (which was totally my fault). I was still upset though. Instead of a blog post they wrote two spam comments. Because I am a member of Triberr my blog posts stream from there when I write a new blog post. I noticed people had shared it. I was kind of disappointed because I did not want that shared. So, I knew that people couldn't have read it.

 

It is very important to read anything you attend to share on your social media accounts. You want to give your followers the best content and how can you be sure of that if you aren't reading it yourself? Just like in my case a mistake was made and people shared that mistake all over social media. Of course, I went back and deleted it but it shouldn't have been shared in the first place. I was hoping people would see that it was a mistake.

 

So, if you don't have time to read a blog post you can bookmark it or put it in your pocket. I like Get Pocket because you can read your content with all of your technological devices and it doesn't matter if you are not on your home computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Blogging | Views: 885 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-07-27 Comments

 

This is a guest post by Manidipa Bhaumik. Please show her some love by commenting and sharing. Thank you!

Social media marketing or SMM is one of the best way for increasing brand awareness and driving huge traffic in the current market. And, we all know that traffic means MONEY. But it is really challenging for a small business owner or a new start-up to drive traffic to their website. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Youtube are some great sources of getting targeted traffic.
But do you know that there are some etiquettes or best practices which you must adopt to get the most out of your social promotions?
Social networking sites are all about user engagement and sharing useful content in the right platform. So you need to pick up the right site for your social media campaigns. Also you must structure your social media practices for your online success.

 

 

 

 


Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

1. Understand which Works Best & Prioritize the Networks

Every now and then, a new social media is budding up. But it is not at all a good idea to try each and every social network that you just discover. Rather try to concentrate your marketing efforts on the top social media sites like — Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

But then again, just because your competitor is doing well in one social platform does not mean that you can also achieve result from that. Try to find the social networking platforms that will work best for your business.
For example, Facebook and Pinterest are a great option if you want to drive traffic. Whereas, Google+ can help you to boost your SEO (according to Social Media Today). So decide on the network as per your business need.

2. Complete Your Social Media Profiles

If you are into serious business, it must be demonstrated in your social profiles too. Choose a social handle, which will be identifiable with your brand. Use your professional logo or avatar to
make it look authentic. Also take some time to fill out your ‘About’ section. People find it more trustworthy, then an incomplete profile description.

3.Prepare a Checklists


You may think, social media promotion means just login to Facebook or Twitter account, type a post and click on submit. Isn’t it that simple?
No, it is not.

Checklists are always handy to make your job easy and organized. Take a notepad and make a checklist of things like whether your message is understandable, is it shareable, whether the links are working or not, if any typo or grammatical errors are there etc.

Decide a time frame which will be best suitable as per the time zone of people you are targeting. Also optimize the post/ tweet for maximum effect. Like in case of Twitter, only 140 char are allowed per tweet. So you need to choose the best words.

4. Know your Target Customers

To be successful in social media marketing, you must understand your consumer base. It is definitely not about what you think and what you want to share. So provide helpful content and share posts which they will find interesting and useful. Tailor your social media pages as per your consumers’ interest as a part of your online promotion techniques.

5. Engage With Your Audience

Interacting with your customers is a vital social media strategy. It is part of your customer service. If you are not interacting with your followers, then they might feel that you don't care about their queries and issues. And gradually they will also feel little or no concern about what you are sharing with them.
You may definitely ignore the irrelevant comments. But do not delete the negative comments, as this will give you a chance to let your users know how you handle an adverse situation.

6. Be Active but do not Spam

To keep your brand active, you must share useful posts and updates in a regular interval. But also be aware that nobody likes spam. So don't post the same information repeatedly or post very often that your social followers find it boring or swamping. This may further lead to loosing some of your hard earned followers.

7. Consistency across all Social Media


When you are working with multiple social networking site, there is a high chance that you will loose uniformity. You must establish a clear idea before setting up the different social accounts.

Some basic steps like using the same business name, profile picture, background image etc. can help you a lot for keeping your brand identity. Also make sure that your message is identical across the different networks.

Also I would suggest that as soon as you decide on your brand name, go to your preferred social media site and register your social name. Because it may not be available by the time you think to set up your blog or website first and then establish your social profile.

Social media sites are meant to become social and develop relationships. So try to add your personal touch into your updates and comments. To be a successful social media marketer, you must understand the emotions of your customers and share information based on their likings.

Social networking sites are constantly evolving to provide the best user experience. So try to remain up to date about the new and future changes to keep your marketing efforts effective.
Hope you will find the article helpful. Also you might have learned some other Social Media do’s and don’ts during your time of using the different social networking sites for business. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.



Author Bio: Manidipa Bhaumik is a passionate & dedicated blogger who enjoys going in-depth of any given topic. She loves to share her knowledge on Blogging, SEO & Affiliate Marketing through her webpage WPBlogging360.com. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Google+

Social media marketing or SMM is one of the best way for increasing brand awareness and driving huge traffic in the current market. And, we all know that traffic means MONEY. But it is really challenging for a small business owner or a new start-up to drive traffic to their website. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, Youtube are some great sources of getting targeted traffic.

 

 

 

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1402 | Date: 2016-05-08 Comments

 If you have a blog you know how coming up with content on a regular basis can be challenging at times. Sometimes you are on a roll and other times it seems like the roll has gotten stuck in a ditch and you cannot get it out. Not only do you have to come up with content for your own blog you have to come up with content for other writing platforms and for other blogs if you do guest posts.

 

How are you supposed to write for all of these places and why should you write for other places than your own blog anyway? Because you need the exposure. You need people to find you. When you write at other places people get to know you and your writing and if they like what you are writing they will come to your blog. This is how you get exposure because, if people do not know about you they cannot read what you are writing. You have to get yourself out there to the people.

 

Don't get me wrong this can be hard sometimes to do because, who doesn't want to keep all of their content for their own blog. The dilemma you will have is, "Should I Keep This For My Blog?" Generally, you want to keep the best for your blog and who wouldn't want to do that? However, sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the bigger picture. There really is no losing because, if you succeed in your goal which is for people to find your blog. You are winning.

 

The problem you are probably having is how can I come up with content for your own blog and other places where you are writing. This is not hard if you know how to do it. I know some people just post the same content they have on their blog at other places but you don't want to do this. You want to give people something fresh to read besides, it doesn't look good posting the same content over and over at different places. It kind of looks like spam which is not something you want to be associated with.

 

I'm going to give you an example. I wrote a blog post for this blog called,"Home-based business: How To Join The Perfect One For You". I wrote a press release which really is like a blog post for Ibotoolbox marketing platform and social network called "What Kind Of Business Should I Join?" The two coincide with each other. The first blog post tells you how to find the perfect home-based business and the second addresses the question what kind of business should you join. Do you see how I did that?

 

The first tells you how to find a home-based business that is perfect for you and the second tells you what kind of business you should join. So, you have two different blog posts solving two different problems. You can do this to help you come up with content for your blog and other places that you are writing for.

 

This is a way that will help you come up with content for the many places you are writing for. Keeping the content fresh for people who like to read what you are writing.

 

Do you struggle with writing content for your blog and other writing platforms? Do you think this will help you? If you don't have problems what are you doing to keep fresh content coming for your readers. Please share in the comments below. Sharing is caring.

 

 

Category: Blogging | Views: 1070 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-05-03 Comments

We all like to save money whether you are shopping for: clothes, food, or household goods you like a good deal. So, it's no different with our internet marketing business. You can still do business without going bankrupt. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or novice. Today, I will share somethings you can do to save some money. It helps because many times it takes money to make money. Usually, what happens is you take the money you are making and put it back into your business.

 

Things can be a little difficult in the beginning but as you continue along in your business things start to get easier. Being broke is never easy and running a business can really add up sometimes. In the beginning you might be spending more money than you are actually making. I know you can relate to this situation. Here are somethings that you can do to help ease some of that financial spending pain:

 

Mighty deals is a great place to get: courses, plugins, graphics, software, themes, bundles, icons and fonts. At discounted prices. You can even signup for their mailing list and get deals delivered straight to your inbox. This can really help you save if you are doing any kind of web design or if you are looking for graphics or even if you want to broaden your knowledge by taking courses.

 

Netspend Western Union is a great way to make sure you don't go over your spending budget. Sometimes you can get carried away online. This card will help keep your spending in check and you can also make money too. So, you are not going over your budget and you are making money at the same time. When you refer someone you get $20.00 put on your card. You can also send money as well.

 

Advertising is something that we want to save lots of money doing because it is most needed when it comes to marketing online. This is something that we have to do every single day. So, it makes sense if we can do this without breaking our bank accounts. Plus, with these advertising sites I am mentioning you can also make money as well. Who doesn't want to advertise and make money at the same time? One site you can advertise for free and get an upgrade. The other one is low-price. I would encourage you to upgrade because you will get more benefits. Here are two advertising sites you can advertise and make money:

 

We need to shop for our businesses too! There are things that we need to get to help our business run smoothly. Whether it is pens, paper, microphone, or a camera. You can save money by using discount shopping sites. I'm telling you do not make a purchase without them. This will greatly save you lots of money on items you need for your business. Saving money is the name of the game.

 

Lastly, but not least you can subscribe to Website's Magazine for free. This is a great magazine to help you stay on top of what's happening in the online world. You get excellent tips and advice on internet marketing coming straight to your inbox or mailbox. Whichever, you choose.

 

Although, an internet business is way cheaper than running an on-site business it still takes money. It's always nice to know that we can save a little bit of money while we are running our businesses. I hope that you found this to be helpful and if you did. Please pass this information on by sharing it. Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1621 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-03-14 Comments

The number one thing that we as bloggers continue to ask ourselves is,"How can we communicate with our audience better? What can we do better to make this happen?" Having a chat on your blog is a great way to better communicate with your readers. Who doesn't like to have a question answered right then and there? Versus having to wait 24 hours or a day or two to. It's on site communication right there and right now.

 

It's also a way to bring the conversation right at your door-step. You can even hosts chats right on your blog instead, of figuring where you will have it at. This will be very convenient for you and your audience. You won't have to figure out a place to have it and they will know exactly where to come. This will cut down on confusion and time restraints. I will now mention 4 live chats that will allow you to do this below:

 

IBOToolBox

Has a live chat button you can put right on your blog or website. It lets your audience know when you are online to chat. This is listed in their suite of tools you can use.

 

Chatroll

You can drop their one-inline install code into your site or app to to enable real-time social interaction. You can hosts chats right on your site. It's simple and easy.

 

Mylivechat

With Mylivechat you can engage your audience helping you to get more leads. Once installed you will see a popup asking your reader would they like to chat. A nice an unobtrusive way of communicating with your visitor. It also lets you know what page they are on so you can start chatting with them.

 

Customer360

With Customer 360 you can do video chats and can be enabled to interact with your customers through the mobile app. You can also do screen share for quicker support.

 

I have given you 4 live chats to make it easy for you to communicate with your audience. This is another way to find out what your audience wants so that you can provide the content that they want to read. Did you think that I was going to share this information and not implement it myself? Of course not. I have just added a chat on my site as well.

 

The name of the game is being able to help our audience as best as we can. This is a great way to do so. Happy chatting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category: Blogging | Views: 1169 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-03-01 Comments

 

 

There are many business social networks out here but none quite like IBOToolBox. It has a wealth of tools for the internet marketer. Many companies probably would charge you for these tools but not IBOToolBox. All of the tools that they offer are free. You need these tools in your business especially the internet marketer and the home-based business owner.
 
 
That's where IBOToolBox is different from all the other social networks because it caters to people who have a home-based business and online marketers. It is specifically for this niche. So, many people have online business these days.
At IBOToolBox it is a place where you can connect and network. With lots of tools to help you with your online marketing. Let's look at some of the tools that IBOToolBox offers. Shall we?
 
 
IBOExchange
 
IBOExchange- is the #1 way to increase your social networking presence. IBOExchange provides you with the ability to promote your social profiles to real Twitter users, Youtube subscribers and real website visitors. You choose who you want to interact with.
 
 
IBOAffiliate
 
IBOAffiliate- is their real inhouse sale referral network. You can earn generous commissions by referring people to their family of websites and platforms
 
IBOBanners
 
IBOBanners- is their robust banners platform. You can create banners with their banner creator, host your banners on their cloud servers, scroll through their banner library and much, much more.
 
IBOTube
 
IBOTube- is their business media sharing platform. You can post your videos and use them in your video campaigns.
 
IBOList
 
IBOList- is their modern classified ad platform. With thousands of people using IBOList it has quickly become a very large active advertising platform. Modern look and and feel. User profile and attractive ad listing.
 
IBOGigs
 
IBOGigs- is their micro job site specifically built for internet marketers. It is like Fiverr where you can look for people to do jobs for you. IBOGigs gets thousands of job requests a week and is a very active platform. Need something done or have something to offer. Get it done at IBOGigs.
 
IBOurl
 
IBOurl- is a url shortener with a lot of great features. On the toolbar it has your profile, pr's, videos, live chat, and social media buttons. You get all of this on your url shortener. You get all of this on your stylish url shortener.
 
 
LiveChat
 
LiveChat- this provides a live chat functuality for your blogs and websites. You can also talk to your associates inside the members area as well.
 
 
Advertising
 
Advertising- you can advertise banners and textads. You can purchase credits to advertise or you can earn them by: logging in daily, referrals, attending webinars, commenting, writing press releases, and reading newsletters. If you have any affiliate programs, ebooks, blogs, or anything else you can advertise it. It's always good to have more than one place to advertise.
 
 
All of these tools make things so much easier for the online marketer. 96% of daily traffic comes from non-members. These are people who want to know more about internet marketing and also looking for a home-based business. Everything that you do gets indexed by the search engines. Especially, commenting and writing press releases.
 
 
IBOToolBox is very interactive. People post to the wall daily. This is a great way for you to connect with other internet marketers. You can ask and answer questions. When somone has just joined IBOToolBox it lets you know. This way you can welcome them and help them get started.
 
 
You can see how many people have viewed your profile. Not only that you can see how many people have visited IBOToolbox each day. You can also see all the members who are online, traffic leaders, ibo big dogs, and top enrollees. 
 
 
IBOToolBox keeps you ontrack by helping you maximize your online efforts. You have to try to get 6 stars and maintain them. When you complete your profile, write a press release, write on the wall, refer someone, and advertise you get stars. This is helpful because you can keep up with how much you are being active. It motivates you to stay active on IBOToolBox and lets you know when you've been slacking.
 
 
When you join IBOToolBox make sure you fill out your profile and afterwards return to the dashboard if you don't you will not get your credits.
 
 
 
 
If you are an internet marketer and you are not utilizing IBOToolBox you are indeed missing out on a valuable marketing platform. You can connect, market, advertise, and share lots of important information. IBOToolBox is made exactly for the internet marketer.
 
 
Update
 
IBOToolBox now has updated profiles they are fresher and load faster. It also has a new video and pr commenting system which is based on the new IBO 3 wall. The new commenting system allows for improved conversations and feedback.
 
The new IBO wall system features in-line commenting and posting, faster loading 2 level commenting which allows for more engaged communication, spam reporting feauture to help us keep the wall clean, and a wall filter to allow quick access to the post your looking for! 
 
 
Don't miss out any longer. Go Here to become a member and start using these awesome tools!
 
 
 
 
 

P.S. Now you can earn 20% commission on credit purchases made by members you have referred to IBOToolBox!

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 2498 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2016-02-01 Comments

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