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Are you Prepared for the Upcoming Black Friday 2017



Black Friday 2017

The good news is that Black Friday 2017 is still 10+ days away!

That means if you are reading this article today while I publish it – then you have just as many days on your hands to start preparing for this mega sales event.

Usually what happens is that we are too late to the party and can’t really make the most out of it – which was the main reason why I wanted this article out early this year.

Black Friday is huge and it gets stretched to the Cyber Monday, and for this entire weekend the sales and discounts continue to reach its peak. As bloggers and marketers, you want the slice of that pie.

Stop planning and research and simply dive in, get something out today – too much of planning and not taking action only wastes time. Do a landing page, write a blog post – start selling something now!

Here’s a 5 Step Guide to get started with Internet Marketing and make some cool dollars this Black Friday!

Black Friday 2017

Black Friday 2017

Step 1 – Research Your Products – I know it can be a bit surprising to see about researching products first, normally you buy your domain or think about your niche to start with, but that is a very wrong way of approaching things. The first step should always be about what you want to promote.

However, do note that Black Friday is nearly here and there isn’t time enough to create a domain and start working on it – your best option here is to start working on an existing domain.

You can use any affiliate platform for your research, there is simply no limits to shops that offers black Friday discounts, but let me take Clickbank as an example for this one. Now, let’s say your niche is health – it can be anything but I usually go for health niche because I always have a few health related blog laying around!

Step 2 – Keyword Research – This step is easy, don’t complicate it with too many tools. All you need is some related keywords around the product that you have chosen. Use tools like UberSuggest or simply search on Google to find some related keyphrazes. Then start noting them down on a notepad.

You need to write articles around those keywords – but before you start jumping, it is best that you know more about what the issues – what problems people are facing and how many of those problems and issues will your product solve.

For this, check people’s reviews of the product on Amazon, look up Quora on related questions and search sites like Twitter to see how people are reacting to these issues and their solutions on the Social Media.

Step 3 – Start writing article – You do need to write unique articles and it should pass copyscape. This step can be easily outsourced, but if you are a good writer then you can easily write it yourself.

In the previous step you have already done your research. For writing an article you will have to research more – thankfully the internet is already filled up with so much of information on any topic that research is pretty simple now. Don’t copy anything though – take the ideas from the articles, Youtube videos, infographics etc. and then start writing the article in your own words.

Step 4 – Once you complete the article, share it on the social media – use all of your channels to promote the article. There are sites like ViralContentBuzz, GuestCrew, JustRetweet that can spread your content on the social media with ease. All you have to do is – share other people’s content – earn credits in the process and use those to get more shares on your own content.

Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing

Use Influencer marketing – there’s many ways to do it but the most effective way is to link to influencers from your article. Then reach out to those whom you have linked and ask them for sharing your article on the social media. Some of them will be generous enough to link to your article as well.

Step 5 – Build Backlinks: While this step can be done in any number of ways – ultimately the target of this step is to get some genuine and natural links to your site and the article. Here’s some quick steps to build links to your article:

Guest Posts: With less than 10 days to go for the black Friday – it will be a challenge to get guest posts published. Still if you speed up and write 2 to 3 articles a day, related to your content – then it might works out.

Web 2.0 Links: This step is quicker, there are sites that allow posts to automatically appear on their sites – all you have to do is signup and post. Then there are some other web 2.0 sites that allows you to have a profile, many of those profile creation sites allows you to have a backlink.

Comments: Perhaps the easiest way to get some quick links to your articles is start commenting. Just make sure to comment on relevant blogs!

Forums: You have to search for related forums that allows links in the signature or posts. Make sure to add value on those forums, if it seems that you have registered on their forum to build links then they will ban you quickly. Focus only on contributing first – build up a profile, then go for the links.

Quora: This site has grown so quickly that at this moment no matter what topic or niche you have selected, you will find people on Quora that are interested or even experts on your chosen topic.

Experience is a big thing – even if you fail to make something big this black Friday you will still remember the process. Next year, simply start early – better yet start now!

The offers and discounts related to black Friday might not be live till the last few days – but you already know the process and you can have the sites ready and the articles in the drafts and wait for the right time. Once the stores and the portals starts to display their black Friday deals, start to add those to your article drafts and start publishing them.

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How Do Blogging and Fitness Relate?



I spend 3 hours daily honing my mental and physical fitness.

In truth, you can and will succeed online following simple fundamentals from a generous, detached energy. No need to be fit to go full time blogging. But if you feel bad because your body feels bad and your mind fears losing it all, have you succeeded? I do not believe so.

I wrote an eBook sharing my daily regimen to explain what many of you readers want to know: how do I do it all? I am no blogging god. I am just human. But I write and connect quite a bit. People wish to know how I wrote 100 plus eBooks in addition to all the other stuff I do while circling the globe. Well, blogging and fitness are 2 peas in a pod for me. Both play a big role if you desiring leveling up and feeling good predominantly as you enjoy the ride.

Blogging and Fitness

Let’s say you wake up on a Monday morning as a full time employee who blogs part time. Feeling terrible and dreading work, why write and publish a post? Too busy. Do it later. Put off the post until tonight. But you feel too tired that night. Repeat this cycle for 3 months. 90 days passed. Still no blog post. Why? You filled your mind with fear and pain. Manifesting as blogging loss, backburnering the post for 3 months indicates fear in mind. Why fear? 100% of the time, fear dominates minds of people who spend zero time on mental fitness, never meditating or doing deep yin yoga or observing their thoughts and feelings. Most of the time, these same folks dominated by their own fears never commit seriously to being physically fit through exercising.

Feel good by caring for your mind and body. Vibe higher than fears crippling most bloggers. Imagine the above scenario with one difference: you devote 1-2 hours daily exercising and raising your energy via mindset training. Devote 30 minutes to power walking and 30 minutes to deep yin yoga. On waking that Monday morning, either a blog post idea finds you and you write the post, or after a few uncomfortable moments and feelings, the idea flows to you and you write the post.

I cannot explain this process logically because it flows 100% emotionally, feelings-wise. Visualize yourself in moments you feel really good. All seems possible. Ideas flow to you. Opportunities flow to you. Why? Feeling good magnetizes you to freeing, success-promoting ideas. Being fit mentally and physically is the easiest way to feel good most of the time. Plus in those moments you feel bad mentally and physically, you face, feel and release the bad feelings, quickly, because you feel mentally and physically fit, predominantly.


Being fit naturally alerts you to the success-promoting idea of gratitude. Gratitude builds blogging success because seeing every penny of income, every blog comment and all interest in your blogging courses feels awesome to you. Feeling awesome inspires you to blog for years generously. Blogging generously for years makes you successful.

Corey at the Good Oil Marketing retweeted my blogging course recently. I feel grateful he spread the word for me considering he is a successful, high level marketer. I feel these feelings and build on my success because I feel grateful. I feel grateful because I trained my mind and body to feel good, through being fit daily, in order to tune into appreciation easily.

Get fit.

Don’t quit.

Be a successful blogger by being mentally and physically fit.

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Why Doing this Works Better than Asking for Business Referrals



After I released my flagship eBook – How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging – I noticed something neat. My sales increased 12 fold the day I published a guest post for a highly successful blogger.

Seeing this spike clued me in to the quickest, easiest way to increase business: help people for free. Being generous improves skills, increases exposure and expands your business. Greater traffic and profits follow generous bloggers because helping people for free helps you be skilled and see, two qualities in every prospering blogger who reaps sweet blogging profits.

A large set of bloggers goes in another direction. Some ask for business referrals from trusted blogging buddies to drum up business. Feel free to take this route but know referral fishing is an ineffective way to drive profits because of two clear reasons:

  • referral-seeking seems to be time-wasting
  • referral-seeking rarely inspires trusted bloggers to take clear, business-building action, for you

I know 20 plus web developers. A few trusted blogging web developer buddies have reached out to me, seeking referrals. Two issues arise:

  • the referral seeker has no idea if I know bloggers needing web development; non-targeted campaign
  • I already know 20 plus developers, trusted buddies all, so I could never choose one to refer to someone if 20 seem qualified

Top Bloggers Become Ruthlessly Effective with their Time

Versus seeking referral business by asking blogging buddies if they know someone requiring your service, spend 20 minutes to write and publish a quality guest post for a blogger in your business niche. Instead of pitching 1 human, show off your web development skills for free, via a guest post, for 1,000 people. Do you see what I mean? Leverage. Do not ask for business. Serve for business. Although time needs pass and generosity needs inclusion in blogging business-building, helping for free is the quickest, simplest way to increase blogging business because you reach large, targeted audiences of clients with your attention and energy versus asking 1 person for business in non-targeted, ineffective fashion.

12 Times Daily Sales

I recall the day vividly, 5 years ago. I created and launched Blogging From Paradise. Before writing 100 plus eBooks, I wrote one. I did drive some sales through my blog but guest posting woke me up; why not leverage my presence and grow business by helping people for free, via different platforms? Eye-opener for me. Instead of asking, I gave. How easy? Giving freely is the easiest way to get freely. I observed a 12 times daily sales eBook increase for good reason that day: helping people generously through sites other than your blog is a simple way to grow your blogging business.

The simplest, direct, effective way to grow your business is to help people for free. Asking for referrals leads to a client or customer here and there, but full time bloggers are not in the “here and there” business as far as growing your venture. Pro bloggers drive steady profits through their blog by being generous on their blog and on other platforms.

Be helpful for free. Publish posts. Submit guest posts. Run a podcast. Broadcast live on Facebook. Help people for free to help people for pay. Versus untargeted referral-seeking, this is the effective way to grow your blogging business from a generous, genuine energy.

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Why Does It Take Time to Be a Successful Blogger?



Successful bloggers implore you: it takes time to succeed.

I advise following your fun, helping people generously, trusting the process and seeing the blogging journey through. I mention in my eBook how time saving tips make your journey easier.  But in the same regard, this journey takes time. Impatient bloggers weed themselves out. Generous, patient, persistent bloggers succeed. Sometimes, successful bloggers realize not the time element and how it works, and never explain in detail why it takes time to succeed. Why do you need to be patient? Why does it take time to succeed? I uncovered 3 reasons why it takes time to be a successful blogger.

1: It Takes Time to Practice a Skill So You Become Really Good At It

Today, I can write 10 to 20 blog posts daily if I so desired. I could easily create 20 videos daily.

10 years ago, I could write 1 blog post weekly and feared doing videos, to where, I never recorded videos as a newbie blogger.

Generous practice plus time made me prolific. Nobody gains skills in 1 day. Humans gain skills practicing 1 craft daily for months, then years. I love basketball. A handful of NBA players disclose how terrible they played after picking up a ball for the first time, 5 or 10 years, prior. Patient, persistent practice and time polished their skills to the point they became successful enough to go pro. Blogging is no different. Successful bloggers practice daily for years before being skilled enough to become a pro.

2: It Takes Time to Gain Big Exposure

Gaining big exposure for success takes time. Every creative act expands your presence a little bit more but those little bits add up over time. New bloggers blind themselves to this concept, believing 1 day and 1 blog post gives them successful exposure enough to make money and gain clout. Nope. Time reveals persistently generous bloggers because getting massive exposure requires months to years of generous, patient, persistent service.

No human can begin blogging at 8 AM as a new blogger and land a Forbes appearance by 12 noon. Nobody knows you. You have no exposure. Humans require time to create and connect in enough spots to gain success promoting exposure. Relax. You are on the way. But allow for time and generosity to leverage your presence. Time is required to be seen in many places.

3: It Takes Time to Uncover and Feel and Release Fears

Do you want to know why I wrote this post? I uncovered this reason a few moments ago. I noticed one income stream yield lesser amounts over the 2 days prior and felt a tiny but palpable surge of fear. Aha! I got you. Feeling fear, I released it and proceeded. I blogged for 10 years. I still feel tiny fears if an income stream yields less money, day to day, based on my expectations. But I needed to face this fear to make more money. New bloggers generally have deep fears concerning money, success and freedom. It takes time to feel and release fears concerning making more than $1 a day until you vibe at the $100, $1000 or $10,000 monthly – or more – level of blogging income.

Time unearths fears for feeling and releasing, to reach the next level of blogging success.

Be patient.

Time is a great blogging ally.

All you need flows to you over time.

Generously create, connect, follow your fun and nudge into fears.

Success is yours.

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