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Servers Get Your Product Out

Using domain name servers to get your products out there can give you the control you desire. Ownership of your own little piece of the internet. My product is my art so I am constantly juggling creating a piece of art and adding it to my website.

A number of years ago I was traveling to fine art shows. My customers base was good but limited. My goal was to get my work seen. So I got a computer.

I started fumbling around the inter-net until I could find out what I needed to get on line. I am self taught on the computer and I work my way around just fine.

I network doing shows and  through social media, I’m doing what I can to get my product in front of as may people as I can. The product end up in front of the customer. Not everyone wants your product and that’s okay not everything is for everybody, but they wont know that if they never see it.

A website is a place to show my products and direct people to a place where they could get to know me, learn something and see my products. My product is unique so chances are if you get it out there people are going to want it or know someone who would.

Getting a website is just one of many ways to use the internet. I used go daddy for my domain name server (DNS)  there are other site you can buy a domain. Your domain name is your turf on the internet, the companies that register them are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.

You can build your website where you buy your DNS or you can host it somewhere else. I use Host Gator and WordPress for my blog. I connected my blog to my social media, These platforms help me have control and take ownership of my DNS. You pick a theme, a theme is a platform to showcase your blog which in turn will show case your product. So the goal is still the same get your product or service in front of as many people as you can. You will find it is so worth your time to use the internet.

I Really Hate Marketing

So many days and I wake up saying not today, I don’t want to do any marketing. I would just like to create the art and let someone else do this for me. It’s not that I don’t know what to do I just don’t want to do it.

I would rather just skip this part, yet I know it is the way to go. I want to sell my art so I can continue making more. I did so many years on the road carrying my work day after day and from show to show that I’m tired of that.

So here I am once again this time my marketing will be for my work as well as for the companies and teachers that helped me. Now here the kicker, by learning from them I found my most valuable asset.

Time, the time I spend marketing my one and done paintings and drawings I could be in the studio creating another spectacular piece. Ready to show on debradehoffanimalartist.com

I am still loading pictures of my work because I just find it so time consuming. Along with taking care of my home and family I still have to make time for studio time. I am ready to down size the amount of time I spend on the computer.

So I will be looking to outsource some of the work next year. I figure with the vacation time and both my boys are in their last year of school. One in college and one a senior in high school. So getting him ready for college is on the top of the list.

I know if you really want something you have to work at it. So…Thank you to all the valuable information. I use email marketing, social media and SEO to keep everything a float. Which is good even though some days I would rather look at pin’s than do any email campaigns.

Well actually if you get my newsletter as an email you can see I have been neglecting my sites. I try to make sure there updated so you can actually see it. I hate juggling all this even though I know more people will see my work and buy it.

So I hope I sparked your curiosity to stop by and take a look at my art work. Check out the reason I hate marketing so much. I also would love to help you with your marketing but, I just hate it! The guys that are a bigger help are the masters at what they do.

 

Marketing to Emotions

The greatest ads in the world are based on emotions. Fear, love and everything in between, from cards to beer. The advertising business is all about tapping into your emotional memory.

These ads enter your world without you realize it. They tap the feelings that you may or may not know. There are subtle ads that are worn on labels, such as clothing, shoes, handbags and food. These might be the smartest of all because they make you feel as if you’re a part of the popular crowd.

We know that we want the best that life has offers to offer. Those that can afford the best enjoy showing off. There is nothing wrong with that. Just as there is nothing wrong with not caring about anything except the fit.

I personally don’t care to pay someone to wear their name. I am more about the fit. Although as a marketer I do have to a line my thinking to reflect the brand I am marketing.

What that means is I am going to hit you with whatever it takes to get you to buy into the product at hand. It may be to helping a company get its brand started. I am going to recruit you buy the promise of being part of a special group of people who what you to succeed because we can all make this company together. Growing up from the ground floor means being on the top of the earning machine.

To get in make as much as you can fast, I can promise you a chance to win a new car or a trip to the Caribbean as an incentive to recruit other to share this business model. Great pay just for sharing and showing others how to do the same.

Sounds like the greatest opportunity, you buy a certain amount of the product to share and the company gives you a web site, access marketing training and the advertising material. With a meeting once a month and all you have to do is share.

This is a great business model. It does work if you are prepared to put your time and effort in, because there are no free rides. You are starting a business by help others get there brand out to the public. There are business opening up every day that rely on this type of business. Once the business takes off be prepared to move onto the next company.

This business model plays on the urgency of not being left behind when it comes to making large amounts of money and it is there to be made. They have the support you need to succeed.

You’re looking helping them but all so helping yourself by getting what you need to achieve your business goals. A win, win is what you hear as you rise up the latter to success.

The thing is that most people fall prey to believing that they can do it. These people help build up these companies but never make the money they thought they would make. Most of the time it is because they don’t have the mind set you need to make money and move on.

You see they join thinking this is their ticket to working with people they like and selling a product and company with will be loyal to them for years to come. There is only 20 percent of the people recruited will become that marketing professional that lives a six figure life.

Marketing a Bold Move

Marketing is an easy way to spend a lot of your money quick and easy. Partnering with companies to advertise their product is a great way to make money. Why not use your experience and knowledge to market yourself.

Face it if you don’t want to work hard, starting a business may not be your best bet. I don’t consider any money I spent as a loss. I learned so much from everyone I worked with. As a marketer you are constantly learning. I think my thirst for the knowledge on how marketing on the net works was more important than the money I spend.

I have been running more than one business of my own since the nineties. I have been marketing myself for as long as I can remember. I am an artist. I am interested on selling my work or product to people via the internet. I tried on line galleries and decided that I wanted to have a site that would feature my work 100% of the time.

Do to some unfortunate events I found myself getting away from what I loved to do. Art is what I love spending my time on. I thought I could do more and found out that there were too many things to juggle. I spent less time on what I wanted to do. My intent was to gain knowledge to promote myself on line as an artist.

I found so many different great experts that it was hard for me to keep up. So when I found a good fit I stuck with it. I soaked up as much information as I could for as long as I could. I know that the value was in the actions not only the details. So many companies have great products too and I still use many of them today.

A life threatening event changed everything for me. I now concentrating on my art and my family more than anything I want to share my work with you. Spending more time with the ones I love is the best part of my life. The marketing is the easy part. Now making a move to concentrate on this business is a bold move I won’t have to travel unless I want to and I will be taking my family and friends with me when I go.

I am filled with gratitude to Mike, Jonathan, Jimmy and Brian just to name a few of my mentors for teaching me sometimes it takes a bold move to find your real path.

Photography And Advertising

The best thing about photography is to share what you have with others. Digital photography changed the way we capture a time. With the editing tools on our computers we can change our photos into works of art or advertising.

Photography is a great way to get your message out to the world. Companies use photography for marketing, product photos are just is to show-off the unique quality the company has to offer. Just by adding a few words you are creating a call to action.

I explore the way our senses influence our emotions. Advertisers use photography to sell anything they can. The right advertising can put your company on top in the niche it wants. Companies do research to find out what works the best for them. They are trying to get a message to you. They want your business and are will to do what it takes.

Our sense is the focus of advertising that companies strive to touch. Things that get our attention is as simple as what we smell, a noise we hear, a touch or seeing things that brings pleasure or pain. Our nose can’t always smell a photo, but a picture of someone smelling something will peak our interest. Our minds will remind us what is good or bad.

We can’t always experience things when we want, but our memories have thousands of things we like or dislike. So when we can’t smell it ourselves we may have that smell locked in our memory ready when needed. That is a powerful tool when you want to sell people on how great something smells. The photos take your mind to what the product may smells like.

People love photos because the visual aids awake our thoughts. Our brains are always searching for stimulation. Photos get the message across and when you add a great copy writer, you have a formula for a successful campaign.

When creating an ad, the composition is very important. It is the image and copy that will get your message out. Your ad is commanding a response subconsciously using a desired emotional response.

Pleasure and pain are the two emotions used most in advertising. You are either searching for pleasure or trying to get away from pain. Ads designed to get a message out to as many people as they can. We use photos as a part of the composition because it is tool that works fast to get our attention.

The next time you’re out and about notice the ads that attract your attention. Are they using photography? Study the ad to see what it does for you. Be aware of the typed message and where it is placed in the ads.

Photography and fonts create a feast for your eyes, so you will want to have the materials in front of you. Technology fills the need. We can have every tool we need at our finger tips. Today it is easier than ever to merge your photos in to advertising.

Some pictures are so powerful that they need no words to move you in a direction. For example if I take a photo of an image that is also the logo. You can manipulate the background to create an emotional response with just a quick glance is you build a reputation for quality and safety.

One word is powerful when it represents the product. This word is the brand so the font is very important. The brand is what your mind identifies with, one powerful word is Nike. This company uses the products and makes it possible to show both emotions based on the font and word alone. The word added to this advertising composition part of the ad and the message.

Advertisers make a choice to use one word as their logo building a photo campaign of photographs that show people using their product, by making sure the logo is in a place in the composition that draws your eye.

Companies sell the idea that using these products will change your life. Photography is a powerful tool and advertising would not be the same without it. You have something to say or just want to advertise your product think about how you can use a photo in your ads.

Think about how photography is a silent, odorless nudge to get you to take some type of action. The action is simple you may want what I have and if you like it, pass it on.

Here is a photo used to get a message.

 

Who Are You Selling?

You have partnered with a company that is selling products and you are ready to move forward. The doubts set in and you ask yourself is this the products and is this the company that going to change my life? If you think it is just about these things you may not see what you have in front of you.

The opportunity is more than an opportunity to start business it is a way to welcome change into your life. This is your business and yes the product is important, but you are what matters. Be clear that in a marketing business you have to invest money to make money. This business model is no different, it works and it has proven it’s self over the years. You are just doing is on the inter-net. This like any business is not for those who want to get rich quick. It takes time, money and patience to build a business.

The income is defiantly there for the taking for the people willing to work for it. Business owners know the reason they started their business. Do you know your reason? Is it to support yourself, your family or to get extra money for college? These are great reasons for starting a business. Get in touch with why you want to do this in the first place? If you doubt why you are here, maybe you should get out. You must own your place in your business. You are there to take charge of your life and your finances.

Who are you selling? Get the right mind-set by getting involved. You made a choice to do this. Working at it building your business is not an option. We all have growing pains when we got started. Take part in the training, improve on the skills that you need to run your business. This is what you have to do. No one is going to hand you anything.

An entrepreneur is the person who believes in their business. They are building something greater than themselves. They have a clear vision of where they want to go and what it is going to take to get there. In the beginning it is you, your money, but mostly your time. As things progress you will recruit people to do what you don’t have time for or don’t want to do yourself. Every business adventure no matter how small is going to have challenges. Meet them head on. We all have fears it is those who move forward with fear who conquer it.

Most people have to see themselves in a role before they are willing to do it every day. This is your business and your responsibility to the choice you made when you partnered with the company. People are counting on you to do your part. Just because they presented you the opportunity, doesn’t mean they owe you. Marketing your business or some ones products is the business you are in and it is your responsibility to do just that. Find the training and dominate quickly. Now put it in action.

Starting a business is a choice. You are not selling anything. Take the time to build business relationships. Be kind to everyone and treat them with respect. In business we are all connected to someone who knows someone else. Running your business with integrity and it will show.

Why Are You Working for Others?

Working for someone who has control over your life is letting them set your schedule. They decide how much time you spend with your family, when you can take your vacation, and for how long you can go. The wage you make will decide how much you can afford to spend and your retirement is based on the money you are trying to save. How are you going to send your kids to college? These are just some of the problems that we have when we are at the mercy of others.

Today so many of us live in fear, there is no job security and the unemployment lines are getting longer. These problems are because some else is in control. This is the time you take control of your time and how you make your income. Right now is a great time to check what direction you want your life to take. It is the time you take control of your time and how you make your income. You can make a choice to stay where you are and do nothing or make a change to increase your earnings. Take a part-time job to make an extra income, which will take more of your time away from what you want to do.

So what can you do with a little bit of money, time and effort? You can change your world. Truth is that you are the only one that can change your circumstance. When you have had enough of people controlling how you live, you will start looking for ways to improve your situation. I hear people say if I only had more time. Time is not the problem it is the one thing that you can count on. It will run out and you can’t replace it. So how do plan on spending your time? Do you keep doing what you’re doing and pray that things change for the better. Why not take control today and see what’s out there.

Starting your own business may just be what you are looking for, you can take your time and work towards replacing that job your that is stealing your time. Inter-net businesses you can start for a small amount thanks to technology. An inter-net business does not have the overhead cost of a traditional business so it is very affordable. You don’t have to leave your current job to get started. If you are not working you can use the time to become successful sooner. You can build your online business part-time or full-time, you’re in control.

Successful online companies that have a wealth opportunity are out there looking for people to partner with. They will train you to do your business on and off-line. They supply you with their branded marketing materials and a web site. Whether you start part-time or jump into full-time right away, you still have to work at it, just like any other business you get out of it what you put into it. Time is your biggest asset and it is best spent with established companies that have proven products and services. These companies are partnering with distributor that will help them build an online present’s and as they grow momentum, so will your income. They invest in you by supplying everything you need to succeed. When you believe in the business you are building, you invest more of yourself into it. A working business is going to transform your life will be easier to learn and promote.

Identifying the problems that others have, supplying them with answers and products to solve their problems. That is the first rule of business. The best way to find these companies is do research in the niche you chose to associate your business with. Health products, electronics and services are just a few. You partner with them building your business and theirs.

The products your partner company distributes are just part of the equation. You teach others how you started working with a company and show them how to keep up your online business. Now that technology is getting better your business seems to run on co-pilot. You get to spend time with people you like and trusts developing a relationship with people who have a desire to change their life and are currently working and doing just that.

The more people you meet the more you will want to share how starting your business has changed your life. Inviting them to partner with you will be easy because you know how it works, show them your business model and how it works. You can’t worry if they don’t jump at the offer, because you are doing what you want. What you do is not for everyone. Keep the friendship and offer the partnership to someone else. You can’t waste your time for anyone, move on. Whether they take this offer is up to them.

The time you spend working with others through your business will be noticed. Having more time and control of your life is what has driven you to this point, use that drive to leverage your business. Show others how to do the same and you will succeed in creating more than a business. You will open your life to a wealth of opportunity and relationship with people who take control of how they live their lives.

Should I Look at Your Compensation Plan?

Marketing is not what it used to be. Today you have to reach for more than a home party to make money at network marketing. So here are some things you should question before you start building your business with any company.

Is the compensation plan worth your time? That means an income stream that will support a steady flow of income. The training, product and an earning potential is powerful. You want to draw interest to your prospects. Those of us that work with a powerful earning team know how important it is to get what a person needs in their hands as soon as possible so that they can start making other money right away. A powerful plan that they can duplicate is important when adding a company to their business plan. How do you make money with this? By earning residual income, customers and recruiting.

Today entrepreneur are tomorrow’s teachers. Building a company that supports a team of business investors that count on the opportunities in place to recruit is much different from the news juice or supplement they offer. You can work yourself to death for a couple of dollars if the compensation plan is not worth the paper it’s on. See it doesn’t matter how great the product is unless you are the one who developed it. You need to distribute it. The hype about how much money we are going to make, means nothing unless you put it into the hands of the people driven to succeed. The entrepreneur will know whether they can work with your opportunity and will do what it takes to succeed. You are developing business relationship with people just like you who want to profit from the time and money they invest. These people are there to teach so that we all will profit.

Investing time and money on an opportunity is emotionally hard when you start. We work closely with you based on what our needs are. This is what is important to our company and the team of people I work with. The opportunity is not to work hard, it is to work smarter. The companies that want you to distribute their products through direct sales will do the research, testing the products, produce and ship the product and pay you to do it.

If the compensation plan that is worth your time and when everything is in place you are hungry to start, like bees to a meadow of flowers. We know that your plan will make it easy for us to present the opportunity to an entrepreneur and they will eat it up like nectar.

The fact is, time is our most valuable asset and we don’t want to waste it. Your opportunity is the tool we use to help people realize that they can succeed at owning their own business. You supply what we need and in turn we deliver your product and opportunity to the next generation of entrepreneur. So the things I look for in a compensation plan are can you build a business around it, Is it teachable to others, will it produce residual income.

Study the complain plan, asks questions and take part in a recruiting webinar and meeting to see if the person presenting the offer is giving you what you need to succeed. The compensation plain is more than the opportunity it is the person behind it. Do they have what it takes to train you to do what they do and show you how to earn that residual income? We are entrepreneurs and we hold ourselves at a higher standard when it comes to our business and when you put an offer on the table you have to back it up with action or we will go find someone who will.

How to Use Leverage in Your Marketing Business?

Creating a larger income will take leverage in my marketing business. Why wouldn’t you leverage a network of like minded-people to help each other to get a head? The beauty of network marketing is surrounding yourself with the people you like on your way to the top. They become good friends and mentors that share their tools,tips and tricks so you succeed in building a strong marketing business.

Open communication is the way people can see that you are truly interested in helping them get ahead, even if they just want to make a little extra money. They feel connected to you because your vision for the future is the same. You have no problem keeping the marketing team motivated you are all on the same page. Your skills are contagious the team is infected with the potential to grow strong and all of you will be success. Everyone is going to gain a wealth of knowledge and income. There’s your leverage.

People are the key to keeping each other motivated. Communicating and working towards the same goal is leverage you can’t buy. Your marketing team is working together towards the same goal and is unstoppable. People keep money flowing and the more people you recruit the more financial growth for your team. Everyone has their own dream of the abundant life they want and each person has their own style of doing things. Get to know their strengths and weakness and remember they are your business. Each one of us is at the top of our part of the business all working towards marketing success.

Time is the one leverage that is critical to building a marketing business. So remember that you’re not getting any more off it, your time is priceless so seize the moment. The time you need to do one sale is yours. If you make $10 on every sale you do, and do that 10 times a day that is $100 in your pocket. Now say that you have trained 5 people to do what you do and each one of them makes 10 sales a day and you give each person half of what they sold. You are giving them $5 a sale and they do 1 sales in one day that gives each of them $50 a day and you in turn receive $50 dollars from each person. Do the math you end up with $250 dollars for that day. You are still doing the same amount of work.

Okay here comes the leverage each one of those people your team trains 5 people and in turn they train 5 people who on their team. So on that level instead of you making $10 or $5 per sale you are only making $2 per sale. However you have 25 people on that level who each make 10 sales. Exciting isn’t it now the 5 you started with have 5 teams and the goal in to sell 10- $10 products.

Okay you’re out selling a diet product even better you only worked selling the 10 products, your team sold an extra 50 product and then their teams sold 250 products! Because all of you were working toward the same goal you sold 310 products. Even though you did not make as much per sale by having a team, you made far more than you would have made by yourself. You are just one person. That is the big problem with creating wealth without any help.

You are only given 24 hours in a day. Over half of those 24 hours you spend on activities like sleeping, eating, and doing chores and working towards creating your wealth. However when you have a team that are all working together you have created a leverage point on those hours. So you can just spend 10 hours per week working on creating wealth. You also have a team of 5 who each spend 10 hours a week creating wealth for themselves. Which means you and your team are spending 60 hours per week on creating wealth, and in the example before each of those 5 people have a team of 5. What if they spend 10 hours per week working as well? They work a total of 250 hours per week, plus your team and you work 310 hours per week. That is 310 hours of work put in per week. If you could work 24 hours per day 7 days per week, you by yourself could only work 168 hours in a week.

Your teams joined together are putting in almost double that. If you are only working 30 hours each week you and your team are spending over 300 hours per week building a bigger business. Everyone is working towards the singular goal of creating a successful business.

In fact, this is the way it works at any “regular” business in America. At your local grocery store there are dozens of people working various different shifts all working together to keep the store operating. One person could not run the store. One person could not work all the hours it takes to get everything done. They are leveraging the hours of all those people to create a profitable enterprise. This is an advantage of building a Network Marketing company, you may earn less on other levels, but you have more people working, and more people working means more sales being made, creating more income.

Now you know what the leverage is and how to use it to your advantage. This is the secret of the world of business that is no secret to those who will do what it takes to succeed in marketing. We want a strong marketing team make sure you communicate your goals clearly from the beginning. Your team can grow as large as you want with many teams in place with the same goal in front of them. You’re loyal to the team and the company that supports your goal to become a success.

Would you rather earn one percent of the efforts of 100 people or 100 percent of your own efforts?

Building a Business is Like Creating a Great Piece of Art

Building a business takes time and when it is successful it is a work of art. Look at your business as a work of art, pick a subject and sketch out your ideas. Create the composition using the endless limits of the medium you wish to work with. Now start to build your piece of art work. The time it takes develop depends on how well you know your craft and if you are able to teach it to others. You can go from making nothing to hundreds. It becomes the picture of a vision you have of your business.

Know there are some artists that hop from project to project not mastering the medium that they have picked.  Create a style that people will recognize as your work of art (your brand). A finished master piece takes time.  Your business will take time just like a painting you will have to develop your skills. First pick a niche that you love and when you have mastered the techniques you plan on using. Pick the products you think are going to complement your work (business), apply the color (products) and watch how your subject starts to appear on the canvas. Pay attention to every detail so that you can portray a piece of work that is beyond your expectations and is a master piece of art. The artist who hops from project to project may never be an accomplished artist who can successfully create a piece of art. Taking time to build your business is worth so much to the people you do business with that they look at it as a treasure. They can’t image losing it.

Art is personal creation that stirs up emotions that will reach out and grab your heart. This is the way you should feel about the business you are creating. Marketing techniques may take some time if you are starting from the ground up. Don’t settle until you are pleased with the finished piece of work. It requires dedication and practice before you are comfortable in your new role. Take the time to learn the products and services that you market. When you have a good fit you will know it.  Create a business that is like no other, attracting people who share your passion will inspire them to develop a painting of their own. You have learned the art of marketing and can teach your skill to others. Only a true artist is able to teach the skills they have acquired. Masters in the art world are building a name based on their style and people who truly love art want it around them. The people who want to become a master will copy the skills of the person that they truly respect and are willing to take the time to teach what they know to anyone who will listen.

When you are confidante people will take notice. When you know the skills and are compelled to share it your business is working for you. Marketing is an art and I am confident that out of the millions of people who start out wanting to master it only a select few finish what they start. When you master your approach your confidence will show and you will not worry about how long it is going to take to build your business (art) because you know it is working and you are having a great time.