The Best Internet Marketing Training Program Online

Are you wondering what the best internet marketing training program online is? Well I have to say, being an internet marketing consultant, I’ve came across a wide variety of programs out there. I’ve being practicing online marketing since 2004, so I’ve seen the old school gurus, and the new school heroes of today’s current time. And I can honestly say, the program quality is VASTLY different.

The old school internet marketing training programs aren’t as software and technologically driven as today’s programs are. Back in the day, you would learn hard hitting strategies that really improved your website sales immediately. I want to share a personal story about a free internet marketing program I came across while I was in college – and it changed my life completely.

So I was in college trying my best to make money in between classes, and I was doing the direct linking method of marketing. Back then you had traditional pay per click advertising search engines such as Overture, MSN Adcenter, and Google AdWords. Those were the top 3 – before Yahoo and MSN (currently Bing) merged. So I was in college linking directly to my ugly sales letter page, and getting no results. Well actually, the only results I was getting was bad results.

I read every single article you could think of, and I came across a guy named Terry Dean. I read his article, was intrigued, and saw a link for a free book he had. The book was called something like, “10 Quick And Easy Ways To Boost Your Website Sales In A Week” (or something like that). I read it, and it changed my entire marketing completely.

1 week after implementing his ideas and applying changes to my website, I got my first 2 sales ever. I fell out of my chair. I couldn’t believe it. I said this “internet thing” is real and I wanted more. Now fast forward to this day of age and the internet marketing training that I see is ridiculous. Everybody has a new secret or a new technique. Everybody’s trying to get rich overnight WITHOUT a website.

There are a lot of internet marketing training programs these days that teach people to get started with affiliate marketing and just “share” their link on Facebook, forums, and search engines. This doesn’t work, and the old school marketers look at these promotional tactics and authors as if they are scammers. Why do I use the word “scammer”? Well it’s simple.

Everywhere you go, everyone has a “new” way of doing something. Everything has to be faster, better, and more supreme than the proven way of making money. This is why so many people fail, because they think they can just put up a website, put their link into an autoblaster, and get rich overnight. It doesn’t work like that. Even worst is when people join an affiliate network, sign up to promote a particular product, and then just blast their affiliate link all over the place.

And yes, there are high priced internet marketing training programs that advise this kind of marketing. It’s frightening isn’t it? It makes new age marketers like myself look bad and frowned upon, because my methods work, and it doesn’t take a genius to implement them and see results. Whenever you come across an internet marketing training program, you have to keep an eye out for a few things.

You should look to see if the person has something free to offer you – to sample. This way you can “test drive” their expertise, and take a peek to see what they have to say. Then you should be able to take what you’ve learned from their free sample, and be able to apply it to your business. This is crucial, because just because you pay for an internet marketing program, doesn’t mean you’re going to learn the important stuff.

There’s a well-known marketer online (who’s name I won’t disclose) who had an online business program. He had tons of testimonials from people who used his strategies and were making thousands of dollars per month. Some of them were making thousands of dollars per day. Actually… some of them were making over $10,000 per day – and they attributed their success to this guy’s course.

So I bought the course for $39 (out of intrigue), and what did I find? I found a glorified sales pitch to purchase his $995 “advanced course” about making money on the internet. The material in the course that I bought only talked about why most people aren’t making money online, and how people promote products that they want to promote – INSTEAD of selling what people are looking for.

Who doesn’t know that? What business owner would sell something that nobody desires? This is simple market research. So I bought the $39 course and was highly disappointed, and quite mad because of the testimonials that I saw that were associated with this course. So these are some of the games and gimmicks some of the new age “gurus” like to play in order to boost their bank account, and take advantage of people.

So this was certainly not the best internet marketing training program I’ve seen. The old age internet marketer’s actually delivered when it came to value, and that is why they are legendary and are in the “hall of fame” of marketing. Nowadays you can go to YouTube and find over 100 gurus who have an internet marketing “success system” that is unique from everybody else’s. If you take a look at the ads, they all sound the same. And when you buy the products, most of them is just rehashed information.

There are a lot internet marketing training programs on the internet, and you can’t trust just anybody. If you’re going to follow someone, make sure they have a real website – and not just an ugly affiliate link. Make sure they have an email newsletter that you can subscribe to and learn from. Make sure they have training articles and free materials that you can learn from. Make sure you can reach them by email and via social media. And make sure they are current and on top of the latest trends in the internet marketing industry.

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How To Create Content Fast For Marketing

You know you need plenty of content on your website to keep the search engines ranking you high, and your audience coming back for more.

But, where in the world will you ever find the time to keep up with the demand for high quality content that your audience will find value in? The first thing to understand is what constitutes content, and then to realize you don’t have to do it alone.

Understand What Makes Up Content

Content isn’t just a certain type of blog post, or an article, or even always text. Sometimes it’s a video, an image, a PDF file download or even an app. When you open up your mind to realize that you can provide all types of content in many forms to your audience, it gets a lot easier to get excellent content fast.

Hire Writers to Help

You can use a service like Upwork.com to find freelancers to do the writing for you. Hire someone with experience of writing in your niche and if you want the work to sound like you, you’ll need to edit it and add your own voice. But, you can get a lot of content written quickly relatively inexpensively.

Curate Content from Others

You don’t really always have to create scratch content. You can be the source for all things “your niche” that will make your business website or blog a one-stop-shop for your audience. Introduce, and provide a link to, important content that you feel your audience will enjoy. If there happens to be an affiliate link involved – even better.

Repurpose Content

If you’ve written books, or created other content, you can repurpose it. Even if you have already written a blog post, you can turn that post into a podcast or YouTube video. Change it up a bit but keep the facts the same, and the content will feel brand-new.

Keep an Idea File

One block that many business owners experience is simply having an idea. But, as you know, ideas come when you least expect them. If you start an idea file and keep track of every idea you have, you’ll be able to come up with and create content quickly when you need to.

Write in Bulk Ahead of Time

Using your idea file, take a couple of hours to create a lot of content at one time. It’s a lot easier to do four or five articles or several videos at once on a topic than it is to try to do it every single day, one at a time. When you’re working, you will get into a flow and be able to create more in a short period of time.

Keep It Simple

Try not to think too hard about each thing to the point where you cause yourself to have a block and be unable to create content. Trying to be perfect can cause procrastination. Procrastination can lead to not getting things done. If you want to get content fast, you’ll need to learn to keep it simple.

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The Smarter Ways to Use Urgency Online

When you sell a high-end product – I’m thinking a luxury car or diamond-studded watch here – there’s a natural element of scarcity.

Which is great, because Scarcity is one of Cialdini’s principles of influence.

When you walk into a supermarket, you expect the cereal aisle to overflow with choices.

With anything that’s less cheap and interchangeable, you don’t.

Apparently, 800,000 new watches from one high-end brand spring, tick and wind their way into existence every year. If you saw all of them on the shelves of a store, they’d seem a whole lot less valuable – even at the same price.

This is hardly revolutionary. I doubt you’re impressed by me telling you that as supply dwindles, costs rise.

But this created a real problem in the early days of the internet.

If you sold physical books, fine.

But what if you sold eBooks, audio programs or online courses?

The cost of duplicating bytes is essentially zero, so there’s no scarcity there.

There’s no “act now – supplies are limited!” when it comes to data.

So the marketers had to create the same sense of scarcity and urgency on something infinite. Luckily for them, they already had everything they needed.

The Basic (but Effective) Scarcity Tactic
It wasn’t hard to find the solution.

After all, who in the marketing world hasn’t heard of the ‘limited time offer’?

With physical products, there’s always a vague sense of urgency. If they run out of stock, you might have to wait for them to get more… assuming they ever do. With data, they never run out.

Sure, the servers might go down and never come back up.

But that’s uncommon, especially today.

So even though quantity is unlimited, you can still restrict time.

You’ve seen it before, I’m sure. Order this eBook before the deadline and you get a free report.

Or whatever the offer is.

It creates urgency, because now time – not supply – is scarce.

Some folks will get resentful. After all, it wouldn’t cost you anything to leave the bonus up there forever.

The way I see it, you’re doing them a favour. If your offer helps them – and I really hope it does, because most of my advice backfires for snake oil – then you’re gently pushing them to get it now.

And the sooner they start, the sooner their life improves.

Besides, most folks accept this. Even if they didn’t like it before, it’s been a staple of internet commerce for so long that everyone’s used to it.

So like I say, it works.

And the better the bonus, the better it works. I’ve happily paid for products I’ll never use just to get the bonuses, so that’s a handy rule of thumb – make them worth the price, if not more.

But, ultimately, that approach is fake scarcity.

It’s fake because you’re cutting off access to a digital resource, which costs you nothing to host.

That doesn’t mean it’s bad, ineffective or even dishonest.

It just means when you use real, genuine scarcity, it works even better.

Create Digital Scarcity by Charging More Often
You can create a sense of scarcity around something by raising the price.

The more it costs, the fewer folks have (or can get) it.

But note I didn’t say ‘charging more’.

I said charging more often.

Now, this might not work for your offer or your market.

And even if it does, it’ll require a lot more work.

The benefits?

Built-in scarcity, a reliable income stream and more value for your customers.

What you do is you take your offer – something they pay for once – and turn it into a subscription – something they pay for again and again.

Like I say, this doesn’t work for everything or everyone. It requires a significant depth of material to create, plus it’s ongoing work for you.

If your market has a burning problem, they want the fix now. If it works, they don’t need any more. If not, they won’t have the patience to stick around.

But if you have something that builds and builds and builds…

(Training is a good example for this – each lesson adds something for them.)

… then you can turn it from a book to a magazine.

A book you buy once.

A magazine you buy every month (or so).

A book is the author talking to the readers.

A magazine lets the readers write in, creating a dialogue.

A book puts money in your pocket once per customer.

A magazine has them coming back as long as you’re adding value.

And the best part?

If someone is a subscriber, they receive the next instalment of your product. If not, they don’t.

So while they could wait until next month to buy…

They get more by buying now.

Urgency, right at the heart of it.

Urgency in a Service
What if you offer a service?

If your service scales, you could still have a subscription. For example, hypnosis scales if you know how to hypnotise a group of people online.

But maybe the subscription idea doesn’t work for you.

You can still create urgency easily enough with your services.

How?

By reducing the number of time slots in your schedule.

We’ve already established time can be a scarcity. And if we’re talking about your time, it definitely is. I know there’s plenty you could do at any moment.

By seeing fewer clients in a week, it might seem like you’re reducing your income. And it might, at least in the short term. But, if you understand your market, then it more than makes up for it:

It creates real scarcity, which increases your perceived value. An amateur is willing to work with anyone at any time. A professional is willing and able to set their hours.

It makes some of the clients work for it. If they’re eager to see you and they have their choice of days, that’s easy for them. If you’ll only see them on Thursdays, then they might have to skip the occasional golf game to see you. That minor inconvenience makes them more invested in you and your process.

It lets you raise your prices. The demand for your time is high and the supply has dropped, so it’s only fair.

Now, you might be nervous about seeing fewer clients. If one cancels per week, that’s a higher chunk out of your income than before. But once the supply of time slots fills up, you can create a waiting list. Waiting lists are great for your financial stability (and therefore peace of mind). If someone pulls out, you don’t need to scramble to find a replacement – a simple email to your waiting list will do the trick.

Abundant Ideas for Creating Scarcity
This article is getting a little long – and the irony’s not lost on me.

So let me say here: this isn’t the final word on scarcity. There are plenty of ways to make what you offer rarer without becoming obscure.

If nothing else, you could combine these ideas.

For example, you could offer a free eBook and a discounted subscription to anyone who books a session with you.

(With a time limit on that deal, of course.)

Either way, you have the freedom of taking the time to get all this right.

Then again, if you’re thinking: eBooks? Subscriptions? Bonus reports? Who has time for all that?

You’re not alone in thinking that. If you’re prone to Writer’s Block, abandoning projects halfway or chronic time shortages, then I’ll get to the point.

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Monograms – Engrave Special Moments!

Special life moments require a unique type of gift. Monogram gifts make special occasions like birthdays and weddings a little more personal. A monogram is a decorative motif that uses one, two or more letters of a person’s name, usually in a fancy font. In most circumstances, the letters used are the initials of the person receiving the gift.

Monogram Styles and Arrangements

A monogram comes in many different styles and arrangements. The arrangement of the initials can vary based on the recipient of the gift being given. These are the common types of monograms that might be seen:

The initial style monogram
uses a one-letter monogram, usually a first or last initial, or the letter of a company

Block style
popularly used in three-letter monograms, letters are all the same size and width

Traditional style
typically used with names in a three-initial format, the middle letter represents the first letter of the last name and is slightly larger than the side letters which are indicative of the first and middle name

Stacked style
used best with the three-letter monograms, the first and middle initials are stacked and placed to the left of the initial of the last name

Interlocking
used with fonts that have flourishes on them, allowing the elements to touch one another

Circle monogram
a style that works best with two or three-letter monograms, letters are fit inside and in the shape of a circle

Diamond
works in the same way as the circle monogram, only the letters are enclosed in a diamond shape or take the shape of a diamond

Split-Letter
a small space overlaps the initial character, and this space can contain the entire word that the initial letter stands for

Different Ways To Monogram

Monograms can be created using the font and arrangement that fits the occasion. Many monogrammed gifts are often made by etching or engraving the monogram into the gift. An example of these is jewelry, drinking glasses, wooden keepsakes, etc.

Other ways to monogram include embroidery and vinyl decals. Many jackets or polo shirts may be emblazoned with the monogram of a company or the owner in embroidered letters. These letters can also be done in various fonts. Vinyl decals are made for items like plastic tumblers and car windows.

Why Monogram?

Monograms are a great way to make a gift personal for the recipient. Most monogram gifts are also functional, meaning that the recipient can use it instead of just sitting it on a shelf. For special occasions, using monograms provide a personal experience and shows the thought of the person giving the gift.

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5 Tips to Take Care of Your Newly Replaced Windshield

Have you just had your windshield replaced? If so, you are on the right page. In this article, we are going to share with you a couple of tips that will help you take care of your newly replaced windshield. With these tips on your mind, you can prevent further damage and save a lot of money. Without further ado, let’s take a look at 5 of the tips that you may want to consider. Read on to find out more.

Be Gentle

After you have got your windshield replaced, make sure you get at least 60 minutes before taking your car outside on the road. The thing is that the adhesive requires at least a couple of minutes to get hard and set. If you don’t give it enough time to settle down, the windshield won’t be able to fit firmly into the frame. And this can be disastrous and can have a negative impact on the structural integrity of your car.

Apart from this, it can cost you a good deal of money as you will have to spend more money to reinstall the glass. For the next 24 hours, you should be very gentle with your vehicle. In other words, you should shut the doors of your car gently and drive it on even roads.

Keep the Retention Tape in place

Although removing the retention tape won’t make your car look ugly, it plays a great role in fixing the position of the molding in addition to keeping the glass in place. Therefore, you may want to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you drive your car just like before. Therefore, it is a good idea to leave the retention tape untouched if you want to be on the safe side.

Don’t Wash Your Car

For the next 24 hours, don’t think about a car wash. In fact, you don’t even try to wash the car yourself. Ideally, you may want to wait for at least two to three days before you take your car for a car wash. This is of paramount importance.

Keep a Window Open

The integrity of your vehicle windshield will be negatively impacted if the air pressure inside the cabin continues to build up. Therefore, we suggest that you keep at least one window open slightly. This will allow the hot air to escape the vehicle and prevent any cracks or leaks. This step is quite important if you want to equalize the pressure inside your car.

Change Your Route

If you had to replace your car windshield due to rough roads, we suggest that you take an alternate route. In other words, you may want to drive along a different route, in addition, to park it in a shady spot.

Replacing your car windshield costs a great deal of money. Therefore, you may want to get it done by a professional and follow the steps given in this article. This will help you make sure that the windshield stays in place.

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Common Questions About Machine Learning

In this article, we are going to talk about machine learning. We will answer a lot of common questions that most people may have on their minds. Without further ado, let’s get into details. Read on.

1. What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a type of (AI), aka Artificial Intelligence that empowers a system to learn and make decisions itself without being programmed. These algorithms make the computer smart enough so that it can make choices on the basis of the data it has without any human intervention. The primary aim is to make algorithms that allow a system to learn and make their own decisions in future, based on the past data.

2. Why do we need Machine Learning?

Given below are some of the reasons we use these in the here and now.

2.2. Prediction while Traveling

We all have been using GPS system while traveling in our lives. Whenever you book a cab it tells you the approximated fare and time required to reach your destination. How does your smart phone do that? The answer is machine learning! It calculates the velocities and location of our vehicles. based on this information, it even tells us if there is traffic jam on this road. The programmers did not program the computer to tell you that there is a traffic jam, but they designed a system that makes smart decisions on the basis of past and current events of people who passed by that area. Plus, it warns you about the traffic jam.

2.3. Search Engine Optimization

web search engines automatically show you the accurate results based upon your location and past searches. Programmers don’t program it to show you those results, but it gives accurate results within seconds according to your interests and recent searches.

2.4. Spam Mail Classification

In our email boxes, the system automatically classifies some emails as spam or junk mails and some mails as primary mails that could be very important for us. The system is never wrong and it is all possible with the help of these learnings.

3. Types of Machine Learning:

The basic idea of machine learning is the same for all types but it has been further divided into 3 following types:

3.1. Supervised Learning Supervised learning is one of the most popular types of machine learning and it is easy to understand and implement. In this type, the algorithm is trained on given data but and the data needs to be labelled. You allow the system to predict the data and you make corrections if the predictions it makes are not accurate enough.

3.2. Unsupervised Machine Learning

Unsupervised machine learning works without any labeled data but you have to provide a lot of data so that the system understands the properties that provide a base for the decision it has to make. This can improve the productivity in a lot of fields.

3.3. Reinforcement Learning

It is based upon trial and error methods. The system makes mistakes and learns from them in order to avoid these mistakes again. For example, in a maze, when the system fails to find a path, it won’t go on the same path again because it knows that the path doesn’t work. It labels positive outcomes and negative outcomes and runs on the basis of these outcomes.

In short, these were some of the common questions about machine learning. Hopefully, the answers to these questions will help you get a deeper insight into this field of science.

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Coastal Beach Farmhouse Interiors

The coastal farmhouse beach home is a sanctuary of warmth, comfort and serenity, simple and understated yet alive with your creative design elements. An exciting blend of farmhouse and coastal design it mixes elements of the old world rustic charm and new clean lines, using natural reclaimed wood, earthing metal and distressed vintage furniture to give your home a clean, and earthy look. The coastal style brings elements of the water into your home and brings in the vibes of peace and tranquility. These two styles blend together to bring an earthing yet invigorating interior to your home.

This gorgeous living room with a rustic blue patina sideboard and a huge antique arch floor mirror brings in elements of the coastal farmhouse style. The stunning farmhouse old door coffee table uses reclaimed woods and studded iron, and the cool, airy translucent sheer curtains give a coastal feel to the room. Turquoise, aqua and teal pillows on a white sofa chaise gives a laid back luxurious ambiance.

The kitchen is the main focus of the house as we all love a well prepared meal and there is nothing like a family cooking together. The dining table is custom- made from old carved doors with beautiful unique detail. With eight stylistic chairs, each upholstered in different fabrics, selected individually by each family member, the uniqueness in design is quaint and exotic. Warm red paisley mixed with teal blues bring out the patina of the old woods in the table. Sheer white self checkered curtains and beach greenery brings in the coastal vibe. Stainless steel ultra modern appliances and of course the table would be incomplete without vintage glass bottles and mason jars. Shells and driftwood complete the setting.

Bring in the tranquility of the beach into your home office with these natural wood antique barndoors carved in florals and ocean waves. The office table is made from brass cladded vintage doors and the legs are painted a deep ocean blue. State of the art computers and a huge television screen hangs in front of the desk for virtual meetings. A huge magnificently detailed arched bookcase houses your collection of books, shells and driftwood while the cool watery blue and frothy white twill upholstered office chair is the coastal element. Earthy rustic armoires with vintage carved floral detail in whitewash play with the blue blown glass jar that carries a beautiful arrangement of palm fronds and pampas grass.

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Know Your Rights: Choose a Doctor for Your L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim

In Washington State, work injury claimants have the right to choose their doctor or attending provider (AP) for their claim. This right is part of RCW 51.36.010. Surprisingly, many people that suffer a workplace injury don’t know that they can select their own doctor. Yet, the only requirement is that the doctor or the provider must be part of the L&I Medical Provider Network (MPN).

L&I claim and your right to choose a doctor

There are many reasons for which people with an L&I claim or a workers’ compensation claim are unaware of their rights. Explicitly, the main reasons I see include:

• Not understanding how a workers’ compensation claim works. Most people never had a L&I claim They don’t know what an attending provider is, or what is their role. In fact, the attending provider has a very important role in L&I claims. This provider manages treatment, reports progress, and provides critical assessments throughout the claim. Therefore, it’s important for work injury claimants to choose a doctor or provider who will help them recover and manage their claim productively.

• Not realizing how a provider becomes their attending physician. Often, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) considers the provider that filed the application for benefits as the attending physician. If that provider is an urgent care provider, it’s unlikely they’ll agree to be the attending provider on the workers’ comp claim. If you had a workplace injury and treated in emergency setting, you should seek follow-up care from another doctor that will be an effective AP.

Making your own decisions in your L&I claim

In addition to the reasons above, there are other cases where work injury victims follow recommendations from others. In practice, many recommendations don’t help you choose the right provider for your claim. Such cases include:

• Being directed to a specific clinic or medical provider. Frequently, work injury claimants tell me their employer told them to see a specific doctor for initial treatment. Then, when they report their injury back at work, the employer provides the name and address of a specific medical provider or clinic for further treatment. Here, claimants are usually under the impression they can only see that provider.

• Getting referral to occupational medicine doctors from a primary care physician (PCP). Some people ask their primary care doctor for guidance after a work injury. Some PCPs are members of the MPN and can easily become the attending provider. Often, this is an ideal situation. However, when the PCP is part of a large medical group, the work injury claimant gets a referral to the “occupational medicine” division of the same group. These groups are often a L&I COHE. This practice is common at The Everett Clinic and Kaiser Permanente, among others. Yet, many folks with an L&I claim or a workers’ comp claim don’t realize they don’t have to get treatment there. Regardless of insurance, workplace injury claimants can treat with any provider in the MPN. Even if the attending doctor isn’t part of the same medical group as their primary doctor.

Changing a doctor in your L&I claim

There is no doubt that the attending provider has a critical role in a workman’s compensation claim. One key right is the ability to choose the doctor for your claim. Moreover, with some narrow exceptions, you also have the right to change the doctor for an L&I claim. Changing the attending provider is very simple. More explicitly, you can download and fill the Transfer of Care form (from the L&I website) and send it to your claim manager. As always, keep a record of all communications. This way, you can track and document your decision to designate a new provider.

Final remarks

In summary, the attending provider plays a very important role in workers’ compensation claims. And remember – people with a work injury claim have the right to choose their attending provider. Therefore, it’s important to choose a physician that’s going to focus on helping you get better and will help move the claim forward productively. Finally, if your attending physician isn’t right for you, then you have the right to switch to a different provider.

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