Giving more than what you are getting paid for – why the heck would you do that?(Day 46/90)

Why does Napoleon Hill say that you should give more value than for that which you are being paid? What is his motivation for saying such a thing? I touch by this subject in my video today as I believe that giving the little extra, doing your best, is crucial for being successful no matter what context we are talking about.

My program is going through some big changes going forward now. This would be the perfect time to get in – you benefit from all my personal experience through the past 7-8 months, you get to work with my mentor Vick Strizheus, you get two fantastic programs which are both about to  grow and create some things you have not seen online yet.. All that is needed to start out is $25, and you can build your business from that. You can get in now or you can start in about 52 days or so, because when you see what is launched… you are going to want in regardless of your business or goals. Just saying 😀

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Blogging/Blog topics: What to blog about(Here are 10 suggestions)

I have had a lot of people telling me “Blogging is not for me”, “I could never do what you do”, “How do you come up with something to say each day?”, “videos?? oh no, nope, not me, never!”.

This blog post goes out to YOU!

Trust me, I knew very little about blogging when I first started out and I am still very much learning. However, I have learned a lot and I figured it was time to share some of my top tips on how to know what to blog about.

1. Write about something that interest you or that you are good at. 
Maybe you like baking – share a recipe you recently tried and give your review of how it turned out.
Maybe you are into fitness and want to share a new workout routine you are doing.
Maybe you are a pet lover – tell people how you take care of your pets, talk about diet, exercise, fur care etc. You name it!
2. Write about something current in the news.
Look at the news and see what is going on this day, is there something there you have an opinion on or something you liked or disliked? In the sports section, news section, entertainment section.. Anything that caught your attention that you would like to share with your readers?
P.S. writing about current news and tagging your blog post properly increase your chances of traffic drawn to that blog post. 
3. Write about something popular/trending.
Think about what a lot of people would be looking for, what do people like to read/watch? Think of something that is constantly popular and see if you can put your own twist to it.
I made a collection of youtube videos with babies laughing once, this post is still giving me loads of traffic because people seem to love babies laughing! Check out the blog post here. 
4. Write about a day in your life.
People love to hear about other people’s lives.  Take a day and make notes on what you do all day and report it. Use some photos. Make it light and funny. Or announce in the morning a schedule of what you plan to do, then the next day you can report how it all went down.
5. Make videos!
A lot of people may be uncomfortable with the idea of making videos of themselves and making them public. However, people love videos! It’s quick, easy and harmless. I am doing a 90 Day Video Challenge right now. I’m on day 44 today but I have already made a ton of videos. Make a video, post it to Youtube and share it on your blog.
You will be amazed at how comfortable you get after a few videos.
Here are some of my latest videos from the video challenge.
6. Try something new and share your results. 
This one relates to number 5 in a way. If there is something you always wanted to do or something you are afraid of doing – set yourself a goal and make it a challenge for yourself. Let your readers know what you are planning to accomplish and how you will go about it. Then let us know how it goes as you go along. It could be a workout challenge – doing something for X number of days, or it could be to finally go snowboarding etc. A one time challenge, overcoming a fear or just a time based challenge of doing something for several days to see the effects. Be creative, think outside the box!
7. Write reviews.
Do a quick search. Find something new, maybe there is a new movie that just came out that everyone is talking about, maybe there is a product or program you can test. Read up on it, watch the movie(if it’s a movie you want to review), get a good idea of the product/program and then write a review blog post about it. For instance “Man of Steel: Review”. Tag it properly and make a topic line that is catchy and descriptive. Super easy!
8. Make lists!
People love lists! This one relates to several of the other tips but it is so effective that it deserves its now number here. Find something you are interested in or that you think others are interested in or looking for. Make it a list.. for instance “top 5 blablablah”, “top 7 blablabla” etc. Maybe you are talking about funny photos or funny videos.. products, websites, people, motivators, politicians ,grocery stores, soda flavors.. be creative! gather good visuals(like photos and videos), link it all into your blog and give it a good title. You’d be surprised at how much people enjoy these.
9. Share other people’s stuff.
OK, so you are completely burnt out of ideas or you just don’t have the time to sit down and spend time on your blog today. How about looking around Youtube. You can find all kinds of videos there. Look for a video you think is funny, interesting, educational, emotional or cool.. A video that somehow catches your interest. Click “Share”> Click “embed”, copy that link, come back to your blog and make a new blog post, paste that link into the TEXT tab of your post editor.. click back to VISUAL and voila.. you have a cool video that you liked, and now you can share it to your readers through your blog. It took you 5 minutes max.
Also, you can look at other blogs, if you find something you like you can click “reblog” up to the left in your browser window and share that content on your own blog in a heartbeat.
10. Ask your readers what they want to hear!
This one may be challenging if your readers are not a very active bunch, but you’d be surprised to see how many actually respond when you ask for specific action. Simply ask your readers what they want to read more about. What do the like from your previous posts? What do they see more of?
You can also make a poll like I will do here at the bottom of my blog post to demonstrate. I will ask you if you found this blog post helpful in coming up with things to blog about. I want you to click the poll and let me know!

Big Idea Mastermind Explained/FAQ

So, I have recently received a lot of questions from you guys on how the commission system with Big Idea Mastermind works so I figured I would make you one big blog post to explain it all + touch by a couple of other common questions. If anything is still unclear after you read this post I ask you to please just comment below or email me at ron@elitetrafficcommunity.com.

1. How does Empower Network fit in with Big Idea Mastermind? Is Big Idea Mastermind just another team under Empower Network?

Big Idea Mastermind and Empower Network are two different companies with different owners. However, everyone who is a member of BIM is also a member of Empower Network.

Empower Network came first and was founded by Dave Sharpe and Dave Wood as a blogging platform in 2011. After a while they evolved with combining some of the best internet marketing trainings from some top 6 and 7 figure internet marketers. This includes hours upon hours upon hours of video trainings and webinars teaching each member how to sell, generate traffic, outsource, convert leads, search engine optimize etc. This is knowledge you can use with any business or product you want to sell. The value of the training you receive as a member expands far past the membership fees(starting at $25 per member).

Empower Network has many teams under it with various team names etc. Groups of members working together with some of their own tools, marketing materials and strategies. Big Idea Mastermind is different.

Big Idea Mastermind was launched in the spring of this year(2013) by traffic generation king Vick Strizheus. Before Mr. Strizheus founded Big Idea Mastermind he had great success with the High Traffic Academy. High Traffic Academy gives high quality, detailed and hands-on training on how to get traffic to your website. Even though Strizheus had great success with HTA he wanted to do more for his members so he teamed up with Empower Network to start his new company – Big Idea Mastermind.

Big Idea Mastermind is tied with Empower Network in the way that you get the exact same commissions for the same products as with Empower Network, but you get even MORE training, MORE tools and MORE coaching. Big Idea Mastermind has it’s own back office where you can find the marketing materials, the training videos etc that you only get with BIM.

BIM back office journeys of growth

2. Is Big Idea Mastermind more expensive than Empower Network?

No, you pay exactly the same as you would for your Empower Network membership. In addition to the extra training, tools and promotional aids you get with BIM, when you go up to a Diamond membership you get the High Traffic Academy course for free as well! So as a Big Idea Mastermind member at the highest level you gain valuable knowledge from all three networks for the price of one.

3. What do you mean with “extra marketing materials and promotional aids”?

Part of the idea behind BIM was to make internet marketing so simple that anyone could do it while using the best company out there as the vessel(that would be Empower Network with its 100 % commissions). Vick Strizheus, with all of his experience, wanted to help anyone with or without any experience in the field be successful. To make sure of this, in addition to all the training he provides to his members, you get a wide selection of  landing pages/squeeze pages(where you send your traffic for signups), a wide selection of professional banner ads(you can put this on any blog or website you own or cooperate with), suggested text materials for email marketing, Facebook marketing, newspaper ads etc etc. Not only that, but as someone gets in through your landing page/squeeze page he has made an automated system where your leads receive follow up emails for several days later with more information on the network and valuable training tips.

All you need to do is drive traffic to that one website. All you need to be able to drive traffic to the website is provided in the training you get in the back office.

4. Do I need to have any experience with internet marketing to do this? 

No previous experience is needed. The system has been made to be as simple and automated as possible so that all you have to do is focus on driving traffic to the website you are given.

5. How much money can I make per sale?

You will earn 100 % commissions of every sale that you generate. How much this amount is depends on what level member you are and what level your signup gets into.

To get a Diamond member commission you have to be Diamond member yourself first. If someone sign up as Diamond member under you – you will make a commission of $4625 for that single sale alone+ keeping $125 as a monthly residual income.

If you are Platinum member with a Platinum sign up under you – you will make a commission of $1625 for that one sale+ keeping $125 as a monthly residual income.

If you are Gold member with a Gold sign up under you – you will make a commission of $625 + keeping $125 as a monthly residual income.

If you are a Silver member with a Silver sign up under you – you will make a commission of $125 for that one sale(this is residual per month).

If you are a Basic member with a Basic sign up under you – you will make a commission of $25 for that sale(this is a residual per month).

Even if you are a Basic member you will have people sign up under you all the way up to Diamond level. However, you will only get the amount of commission up to what level you are at yourself.

6. Do I have to blog to be a part of this program? Do I have to make videos?

No, there is a ton of different traffic methods you can use to bring leads to your sales page. Blogging is encouraged but far far from needed to make sales. Consider it more an opportunity if you are interested. Videos are also far from necessary – you only use the traffic methods you are comfortable with yourself.

Each member may have a completely different way of getting their leads. The good thing is that there are so many options being taught so you can pick whatever method you prefer.

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I hope you found this post helpful. If anything is unclear I would love to hear from you!

Lastly I just want to say that the Big Idea Mastermind members are a group of extremely helpful and positive people who only wants to help the guy next to them succeed. We have our own Facebook group for discussion and tip sharing, as well as our own events where we meet in person to “mastermind” and develop ourselves and each others so we can become even better in any aspect of our lives. Through Big Idea Mastermind and Empower Network I have made good friends from all over the world!

Check out Big Idea Mastermind here. 

If you want to hear my own personal story of how I got here, watch my video on youtube. 

Any more questions? Please email me at ron@elitetrafficcommunity.com

Day 22/90 – Quality over Quantity – always give more value than needed

Day 22,

Took a walk down to Eastern Market today. This is DCs oldest fresh market and has been around for over 140 years now. They have handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, clothes, baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, soaps, fresh beef, poultry, fish, pork… you name it, they’ve got it.

I think the main reason this market is so successful is because they provide value… consistent value and quality. The farmers that bring their potatoes here grew their them with love. They have built up a reputation of quality products and that is why they keep bringing loads of people to their market every day.

This triggered my topic of today. The value of quality work and effort is priceless. Whatever your passion is – put in your best efforts, do your best and even though you may not see the response or the cash flow in right away, know that it will come in due time.

I hope you enjoyed this video. Would love for you to also connect with me here:

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Eastern Market DC Quality over Quantity