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Forum: Mind Warriors 8th September 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By oppyeaunome
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

This to me is not something you should worry about. You can continue sharing information that is helpful.

I think a bad way of looking at business is from a competitive point of view. Sure you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Odahh
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

I will give advice on what you should do considering your original post ..

If you enjoy making these thing you where making .. i forget what you called them ..and it settles your mind and makes...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Odahh
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

well the rule i adopted several years ago that is not in any books .. is that if i found myself ..judging myself or using self talk .. that would make me hate ..or want to kill someone else if they...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th September 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By OptedIn
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

No judgement, here. Introspection resulting in self-awareness is a beautiful thing.

Of course, it's meaningless if you don't take the necessary steps to eradicate what you see as impediments to...
Forum: Mind Warriors 21st July 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Sid Owsley
RE: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

The fear you feel might be causing what you fear most to actually happen. If you don't interact and add value your competitors will blow past you and your worst fears will be realized. Most of what...
Forum: Mind Warriors 20th July 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By ryanbiddulph
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Mr. Squirrel ;)

2 basic truths here.

1: Fear is not real. Meaning the fear you feel is not really there. Fear is an illusion. So your whole fear thing and competition thing is an illusion, a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th March 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By rbarnhart1
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

FS - I think you get the gist of what everyone is saying. I'll just add a layer. Your idea is not where the value comes from. The value comes from the relationship you create with your clients, the...
Forum: Mind Warriors 12th March 2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Tony Fairminer
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Most marketers that I know, and I know a lot, will share their knowledge and experience freely but you need to get to know them. Join some FB Groups and try talking to people. You are right that you...
Forum: Mind Warriors 9th March 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

I should mention that the best way to get rid of your fear of the competition is to study what they do. Study their websites, their offers, send for their information......

When a customer...
Forum: Mind Warriors 8th March 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Jessica Ambos
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

I don't think that's even healthy. You're thinking too much and you're very competitive. If the desire to connect with people highly exceeds the desire to compete, then by all means CONNECT. Leave...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th March 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By Jonathan 2.0
Re: First, if you aren't DOING it, how can they be competitors?

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!

(Thanks to Bruce Lee and Susan Jeffers for that one ...)

"Fear" is just an opportunity to be courageous. Maybe
instead of looking at them as "Competitors" see...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By John Jonas Phil VA
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

If you're going to be afraid of competing, you'll never get anything done. There's always going to be competition. There's always going to be somebody better than you. Even the most successful people...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th March 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By cearionmarie
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Try checking out Mel Robbin's 5 sec rule. Within just that time frame do what you need to do. The only thing that holds you back is fear when you can do so much more.
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By R0b328
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

I would say that in today's environment, if you don't collaborate and network, you're pretty much dead in the water. It's definitely something you have to overcome, I think many people deal with...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By GordonJ
First, if you aren't DOING it, how can they be competitors?

Why? What threat do you pose to them? Judging from your recent posts, it appears you are not their competition because you are frozen with fear.

Suggest you look at a few Facebook groups,...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd March 2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 831
Posted By bifrmcm
Re: Mental block / fear about "competitors"

Your problem is "attention".

If you get over it - then doors will open and you'll crank out $$$ faster than ever before.

I used hypnosis to get over the mental blocks and things fall into...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th February 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Tom Addams
Re: I am the problem. I have failed.

I'll tell you something, Cody:



If you can take action, setup and grow the business that you have, and put together a well-written and insightful post like we have above, then I truly see no...
Forum: Mind Warriors 6th February 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Mary Augustyn
RE: Having doubts / freaking out about my chosen path (long post)

Take something you love, add stress and high expectations, sprinkle in a pinch of ego, and then turn it into a business. You have a recipe for self-doubt, self-questioning, and anxiety. It sounds...
Forum: Mind Warriors 5th February 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Jonathan 2.0
Re: Having doubts / freaking out about my chosen path (long post)

I definitely agree. : ) There are many Entrepreneurs (etc.) that are doing just that. It's also good to keep an "open mind" — rather than thinking there is only one way (AKA their way) to becoming...
Forum: Mind Warriors 3rd February 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Having doubts / freaking out about my chosen path (long post)

Wrong order of operations, FS. Sorry.

Let me share a few images I've made over the years to clarify.

Start with what people want. What will people pay you for?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By fenikkusu
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Your best bet is following these steps:
1. Research your competitors most popular articles and the keywords they are based on. You need to write about topics that are already proven to be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By flamingphoenix
RE: Want to be affiliate for companies without affiliate program - pitch ideas?

Some of them are hidden.

Personally, I call up - ask to speak to the Marketing Director - explain what you are doing for others and see if they already have a direct one. If not there is a great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd February 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By Tonester
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Steve B. said it good but I want to add my 2 cents.

1. Do keyword research to find out the best keywords in your niche. Since most keyword research tools cost money, use the Google keyword...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By chrismitty
Re: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Hi, sounds like you are looking for a quick fix, but really there isnt one, unless you have money to play with, which I see you dont. Here is my advice

1.) Post daily on youtube. Weekly is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By OnlineWorkIdeas
RE: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

For social media, use tools to grow quality followers by following relevant topic account followers (doesn't apply for Facebook). Then use Buffer & Hootsuite to automatically post to your social...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,493
Posted By Steve B
Re: How do I get traffic, subscribers, followers, without paying for ads?

Squirrel,

IMO, the answer is to get in front of very targeted traffic, people that are a perfect fit for your content and offers. Social media, in general, is not where you need to be. Why? ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th January 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: Want to be affiliate for companies without affiliate program - pitch ideas?

"Setting up an affiliate program" sounds like a lot of work.

Maybe you just need to position what you are asking differently.

Ask them how you can become an independent sales rep for them, and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th November 2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By Seemore25101
Re: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

You can promote the other niche to your old one. Figure out how to best bring them together to entice your old list to sign up for the new one.

I think it is best, legally, to start a brand new...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th November 2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By Steve B
Re: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

flyingSquirrel,

If you simply switch one hobby for another, I am pretty sure the results will be the same as the first time around - you'll end up hating the "plants/vivariums" niche as much as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By savidge4
Re: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

I agree with Affilorama to a degree... I would keep the 2 separate but share the photography aspect from your plant blog on the photo blog. Get into the technical of what you are doing... why you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 123
Posted By affilorama-portal
Re: Changing fields online - any tips to bring some of my old audience / site traffic?

You may start by sending newsletter campaigns to your photography list with good photos of your plant products. You can simply explain your story of having two hobbies that really inspire you:...
Forum: Social Media 19th September 2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By Dennielle Lee
RE: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

Yes does sound like you are over analysing! But don't worry I'm guilty of it myself :(

If you plan on developing images for use on other forms of marketing why not include them on Pintrest? You...
Forum: Social Media 17th September 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By Nice Sabino
Re: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

The interests of people are ever-changing. Sometimes it all depends on how you would promote your niche/product. Nowadays, the weirder the better. People choose the extraordinary. There's no harm in...
Forum: Social Media 16th September 2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By SEOptimization@1
Re: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

Without any doubt, Pinterest is great social media marketing platform to boost your brand visibility online.

You can start sharing innovative wallpapers on Pinterest (along with Google+, Facebook...
Forum: Social Media 15th September 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By Enfusia
Re: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

Last I saw, Pinterest was 84% female readership.

Houseplants ect are a female dominated niche.

This means the two should go together.

The secret to Pinterest is your graphics. Go overboard...
Forum: Social Media 15th September 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 323
Posted By Kate H Smith
RE: Please help me decide if I should use pinterest

I use Pinterest and I get great results.

But, bear in mind that, just like every other social network, you should present something which can capture the attention. If you can do that, you can...
Forum: Social Media 29th November 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By eComCoder
Re: Is it allowed to have URL in your instagram images?

Yes it is.
I have never had any issues with url-s in images. But make them short and easy to remember.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th November 2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By jazbo
Re: SEO for primarily video content site

Yes add descriptive content. Also use the options available to embed video info in your video and your webpage.

Plus create content in a linked blog and off site content and links to the video...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By jbsmith
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

Clarity is always a GOOD thing...the more the better :-)

Keep in mind that, in the end, you target your market based on a problem, transformation, desire that appeals to that group.

So, by...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Fingertips
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

Hi flyingSquirrel

Oh dear - this is a long post - so sorry :)

I love getting very targeted traffic to niche markets. It's actually much easier that everyone thinks.

All you need to do is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By jbsmith
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

Sure - lots of ways:

1. Get on Twitter, use twitter search to find discussions going on around your niche - start specific and move out generally until you work your way into conversations and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By The Niche Man
Re: Target market / niche market confusion

You target the skill level and mindset of a "Specific Person" in a specific niche - always starts by researching and finding ...


Their untapped needs. (that other products and services ignore)....
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