Many parents are facing problems with their children’s education. The tuitions fees have gone up significantly, the other expenses related to the education has multiplied. The situation is same all through the nation and even the part time education process has become very expensive making it extremely difficult for children, parents and other individuals aspiring for getting higher education. Many new modern facilities, new laboratory experiments and expensive reference and text books, all make the college education a high expensive affair. One solution for this situation is the student’s education loans.Now consider the present national scenario. Middle level and lower level populaces are facing problems even to meet their day to day requirements. The commodity prices are in rise, rents of houses have exploded multitudes, medical expenses soared to an all time high and gasoline prices makes the travel extremely costly. Common people are struggling to find out ways and means to come out from these situations. Adding to all these now presently kids tuition fees have grown insane. There are no simple ways to overcome this. People are mostly facing awkward conditions of bad credits, mortgage loan default and many such bad to worse conditions.As father, do you like the education of your child to suffer? No, whatever be the debt, we all parents find out some ways and means to provide necessary fund to the children’s education purpose. Mostly parents will end up with huge debit by the time the child comes out of the school and colleges. An unbearable load will be on your head. This is true if you go on getting funds from personal loans, secured loans or unsecured loans or any pledging loans. All these loans take away from your wallet huge interests. You will be going on paying interests with no sight of end.My strong advice for you is to stop all types of such loans. Now there is a most beneficial loan for student education. They are of low interest rate and most of the loans offer much flexibility. Most of these financial institutions offer you much discounts as well. As a parent you need to pay only the minimal interest of the loan amount your child has taken yearly until he comes out from the college after completing the course. Once the student is ready for a job and when he gets job he should start repaying the amount with interest there on monthly. For parents this is really a blessing. As far as the students are considered, it is very easy and flexible for them to pay back the amount from their own earnings or salaries. In fact they will be much proud of doing it.So do not hesitate to approach an online financial service website to avail a student’s education loan. Presently it is very easy, procedures are very simple. You just have to show a confirmation of your admission to an academic course with the details of tuition fees you need to pay year by year. The rest the executives of the company will take care.Go and check immediately and get the great facility of student’s education loan.
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Understanding Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are terms often used interchangeably by people without much background in the area. Although they are related, they do each have very definite definitions. Understanding the relationship between hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you find the right professional for your treatment and can even assist you in deciding whether or not to try this alternative method of treatment for yourself.Defining the Terms: HypnosisAs mentioned above, hypnosis and hypnotherapy are separate terms with their own definitions. Knowing those definitions is the first step to understanding how the words and the practices they represent are related.Hypnosis, for example, basically refers to a mental state in which a person focuses intently on something to the exclusion of everything else in the surrounding environment. Contrary to popular believe, this does not mean you lose consciousness while hypnotized. Most people are aware of what is happening, although they may not know what is going on in the surrounding environment beyond their focus.Another common misconception is that while someone is hypnotized he or she is completely at the mercy of the practitioner. In fact, your mind will reject any type of suggestion that goes against your own standards of acceptable behavior.Defining the Terms: HypnotherapyWhile hypnosis refers to the mental state of the person, hypnotherapy refers to a wide range of therapies which can be used to assist people when they are in this state. Because people who are hypnotized are usually more open to suggestions, this is the best time in which to help them, especially if their conscious mind has been blocking attempts. For example, if you want to quit smoking but have been unsuccessful through conventional means, the hypnotherapist can give you a suggestion while you are hypnotized which can stop your desire for cigarettes.Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: DifferencesOne reason some people dismiss the potential benefits of hypnotherapy is they see hypnotists doing shows for audiences in which they make people behave in ridiculous ways. They believe these hypnotists are the same types of people working in hypnotherapy but that is not the case.Although anyone can learn how to hypnotize others, only those individuals who have completed extensive training and education requirements are accepted into the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). These professionals are most certainly not the same people entertaining crowds in theatres and pubs.Hypnosis can be used for both serious treatments and for entertainment. Hypnotherapy only defines hypnosis that is used as a clinical treatment.Reasons to Choose Hypnosis and HypnotherapyAlthough there are plenty of benefits to using hypnosis and hypnotherapy, one of the biggest is that the process has worked for so many people. Hypnotherapy has been helped people overcome serious phobias which interfered with activities they wanted to enjoy, such as traveling by plane. This method of therapy has also helped people improve their health by breaking dangers habits and by losing weight.Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be extremely useful for a myriad of modern problems if you are willing to give this approach a try.
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5 Questions About Visiting Japan You’d Want Answers For
Japan is one of the most exotic and accessible travel destinations in the world.
That said, if you’re visiting alone or for the first time, there are a couple of things you should know before hopping onto a plane. The following are answers to five common questions asked by first-time visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Do I need to speak Japanese to enjoy Japan?
Many Japanese city-dwellers, especially those in the tourism industry, are able to at least speak Basic English. However, it would be foolish to expect many to be as fluent as Americans or Europeans.
Away from the larger cities, you will also find it increasingly hard to be understood if you speak only English. This will be the case even with service staff.
Thus, it is prudent to at least know some basic Japanese phrases when in the country. Words and phrases such as those for “excuse me,” “thank you,” “where are the restrooms,” “help,” etc.
When visiting small towns and locations away from major travel routes, you might want to equip yourself with phrase cards too; these to show to locals. Ensure that these cards are written in the Japanese language and not Romanized translations. The latter will only invite bewilderment.
Is Japan safe?
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, perfect for solo travelers and families alike. This, however, doesn’t mean it’s crime-free. For travelers, what’s important to note are the following:
Red-light / party districts such as Tokyo’s Kabukicho are best avoided late in the evening. While they aren’t particularly dangerous, you might encounter rowdy groups of drunk men. Touts could also be aggressive in their attempts to get you to visit questionable establishments.
Like anywhere else in the world, it is foolish to venture into dark alleys and deserted parks at night.
Like anywhere else in the world too, you should not head into the wilderness alone, in a small group, or without a professional guide.
Sexual groping on crowded public transportation has been an issue in Japan for decades. Women might want to avoid crowded subway and bus services during peak hours.
What is the best time to visit Japan?
Japan is beautiful all year round, with a myriad of activities and attractions to enjoy each season.
That said, you might want to avoid the months from June to September. Apart from the Japanese summer notorious for being extremely warm, this is typhoon season. When a particularly violent one hits, entire cities could be locked down. Public transportation will also come to a standstill and there is often the risk of floods.
The weeks from early October to mid-December are correspondingly the best travel months. Other than gorgeous Autumn foliage to enjoy, the weather is typically clear and dry.
The Cherry-Blossom viewing weeks from March to mid-April could be delightful too. However, do note that these weeks could experience frequent showers. It is also common for there to be sudden but brief cold weather during these weeks.
What are the best Japanese attractions to visit?
Naturally, this greatly depends on your interests. Generally speaking, the following are considered the best attractions of Japan.
Famous Japanese castles such as Osaka Castle, Matsumoto Castle, Nagoya Castle, etc. While there’s usually not much to see within the keeps, their majestic exteriors are wondrous to behold.
World-renowned Japanese gardens such as Kanazawa’s Kenroku-En, Tokyo’s Rikugien, etc.
Natural wonders such as Matsushima and Yakushima.
Historical temples such as Tokyo’s Senso-ji, Kyoto’s Kiyomizue Temple, Nara’s Todai-ji, etc.
Visually stunning Shinto Shrines such Miyajima’s Itsukushima Shrine.
Modern architectural wonders such as Tokyo Skytree.
Crowded as they might be, immaculate service makes all Japanese theme parks a joy to visit. Medieval-themed ones could also be great fun for travelers fascinated with samurai and ninjas.
Japanese-style bathing, whether at a rustic hot-spring or an elaborate public bath, is an experience not to be missed.
Historical marvels such as the stunning Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and so on.
There is also, of course, Mount Fuji. Japan’s tallest mountain often hides behind fog, but a full glimpse of it is a sight few would soon forget.
What else do I need to know before heading to exotic Japan?
Japanese society has various taboos. For foreigners, the most important ones to know are:
Do not wear your shoes indoors. Change into the slippers provided.
When at a hot-spring or public bath, clean yourself before entering the main pool. Do not enter if you are still soapy.
Do not engage in anti-social or dangerous behaviors such as littering, talking loudly on public transportations, jaywalking, etc.
Refrain from talking on handphones on public transportation. Switch your gadget to vibration mode too, known in Japan as “manner” mode.
Naturally, be respectful at temples and shrines.
It is not a must, but some basic knowledge of Japanese history and culture will also make your visit vastly more meaningful, and enjoyable.
Lastly, use online services such as Google Maps to pinpoint the locations of your hotels, etc. Japanese roads are often confusingly marked, and English signs are not always available.
You should also use a service like Hyperia.com to determine your travel routes if you are using rail transportation. On this, note that many Japanese train stations have very similar-sounding names, but could in reality be miles apart.
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Online Diamond Jewelry Company to Try Out
After numerous attempts to order pristine quality jewelry online, I have finally found the go-to online business for diamond jewelry.
After several purchases from other companies, I can confidently say that my new jewelry is incomparable to the ones prior. Edwin Novel Jewelry Design is a jewelry company that offers a profound number of great deals and beautiful jewelry. From the past year and a half, I have made several purchases from this company and now own several beautiful pieces of jewelry. As a (late) aspiring storyteller, I want to share the products and stories I have from people, companies, and products.
Previous to finding Edwin Novel Jewelry Design, my old jewelry would tarnish and scratch so easily. I could never tell if the quality was there. It was very frustrating trying company after company, reputable jewelers are quite hard to find. Especially since the market is so infatuated with money that they don’t consider quality. Unfortunately for me, I am located in a small town that is located quite far from any jewelry shop. Therefore, online businesses are more practical for me than driving a great distance for something not guaranteed.
The neat thing about Edwin Novel Jewelry Design is that they offer a numerous number of designs and types of jewelry that are customizable. This company specifically considers customer’s personal preference and desire for jewelry. Depending on your budget, you can allocate certain specifications to match your wants/needs. You truly are going to get what you’re paying for. So far, the jewelry I received is absolutely exactly what I expected and more.
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Types of Shoes That Every Woman Should Own
Whether you are looking for a new pair of shoes or simply want to update your wardrobe, there are many different options for every type of shoe. Here is a list of some types of shoes that every woman should own:
Heels for special occasions
Heels are a great option for special occasions. They can be worn at work, on dates and even with jeans or leggings. Heels are especially good if you have to stand in one place all day long because they add height to your frame and make you look taller than usual. You don’t have to wear heels every day but it’s nice when they’re appropriate for the occasion!
Sneakers are a great option for everyday wear. They’re easy to slip on and off, which makes them ideal for the busy woman who doesn’t have time to fuss with laces or ties. Plus, sneakers can be worn with jeans or casual pants; they don’t need to be fancy or expensive in order for them to look good!
Sneakers also make great shoes for dressing up; you can pair them with dresses and shorts or leggings if that’s what you’re into at the moment.
Flats are a great shoe for anyone looking to be comfortable and stylish. They’re easy to wear, can be dressed up or down, and go with just about any outfit.
Flat shoes come in many varieties: plain leather flats; patent leather flats; suede flats; canvas flat shoes; gladiator sandals (these look like the ancient version of flip-flops). You can even find them in various colours—black, brown, navy blue—or prints like floral print or animal print (like leopard print!).
Flats make an ideal first pair of shoes as they’re so versatile! There are no rules when it comes to wearing them because you can dress them up or down depending on what you have on underneath them all day long! From jeans to dresses though most people tend towards t-shirts since these days there aren’t many things better than wearing one-piece clothing without having anything else going on underneath either side…
Boots for cold weather
Boots are classic winter shoes. They come in many styles and materials, but they all have a few things in common:
They’re usually ankle or knee-length.
You can find them casual or dressy, depending on how you wear them.
The heel height can range from flat (low) to high (tall).
Some boots have laces that lace up over the top of your foot while others lace down at the back of your heel; there is no right or wrong way to wear them!
Sandals for summer
Sandals are a great option if you like to spend your summers on the beach. They’re easy to wear and they’re comfortable, which means that you don’t have to worry about them rubbing against your skin or causing blisters on your feet. Sandals also allow for easy movement around the beach, making it possible for you to go swimming or enjoy other activities in the water without having too much trouble with getting dressed after being out there all day long.
Even if you’re wearing sneakers or flats, it’s important to have at least one pair of heels. These shoes can be used for special occasions and will make you feel more confident in social situations. Heels are also perfect for dressing up your outfit during the holidays when others are wearing dresses or skirts.
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Contemporary Security Management by John J Fay
The main word to notice in the title of “Contemporary Security Management” by John J. Fay is the word management. This is a college type textbook for those in security management. Please take this into consideration if you are thinking this is either a book on security, or a popular type management book. It does not fit those categories. Therefore, if that is what you are looking for, you will need to look elsewhere. However, if you are studying to be employed in security management, are enrolled in a class that is using this text, or happen to want a college style textbook on the topic for self-study because you are employed in such a position, this is a very detailed and good book on the topic.Many large organizations, and now even smaller ones, have a security department. This text teaches security professionals how to operate an efficient security department and how to collaborate smoothly with other groups inside and outside their own organization. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to security and IT security management principles, which overlap with other management principles. So this is a management text aimed at the Chief Security Officer or others in positions in the security industry that aim for management.Like many college textbooks, each chapter starts with a brief section on what you will learn, and ends with review questions and references. There are ample side bars, check lists, and graphs throughout. The book’s four hundred and fifty pages are divided into twenty-five chapters. These include: Historical Roots, Organizing, Managing People, Leadership and Management Skills, Strategy, Budget Management, Managing Change, Making Decisions, Managing Risks, Managing Guard Operations, Managing Physical Security, Managing Access Control, Managing Investigations, Pre-Employment Screening, Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Managing Information Security, Substance Abuse, Executive Protection, Workplace Violence, Employee Awareness Program, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Program Design, Critical Infrastructures and Key Resources, and The Terrorist Threat. The book also contains an Index at the end.If you are not a professional actively working in such a position, needing guidance, or if you are not in a class where this book is required, you may find the reading a bit tedious, like many management text books. (I read quite a few getting my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a management emphasis.) And a lot of the management principles, such as hiring people and dealing with budgets are universal, not just to security management, so don’t get this book thinking it is all about security.Bottom line, if you are in the security management field, or want to enter that field, this is a comprehensive textbook on the topic. There is a lot of useful information in this single volume, and it will be very valuable for those working in such management positions.
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Successful Film Marketing Strategies
“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it”.
– Roger EbertUnlike any other art, Films have a much greater impact on human’s mental consciousness. It holds the capability to impose an emotional instability in human minds. This is why it is said that movie making is more about observing and imagining. Now in this century, Filmmaking is not just about the script, screenplay and all. It comprises of lot many other factors. In Fact, a successful film promotion is merely about the Film marketing strategies related to that.So, what is film marketing?Many of us believe that the success of a film is all about how well it run in theaters.Well, I would say, Film marketing is all about driving the desired audience unto the theaters. Sometimes called film junket or press junket, Film marketing consists of various elements such as press releases, advertising, interviews, media involvements and most prominently Social Medias nowadays.It’s no longer about Television, Print, and OutdoorThis is more like an enlightenment for every filmmaker these days. Back then, an efficient Film marketing strategy was all about the television, prints and all. But now it has changed, because, in order to reach the audience you need to find them at first. Today, it’s all about the internet.You need to find more people, you better go online, as simple as that.Film Marketing strategies went digitalWell, it’s not a big surprise factor that film industries have adopted Digital Marketing techniques as a part of well structured Film Marketing Strategies. In fact, movie studios are moving beyond the typical techniques such as teasers, trailers and lot more by conducting Google hangouts with the crew, live streaming music launches, contests and so on.And the most interesting fact is that the spend on Film marketing Digital strategies has risen enormously these years.I believe there are three major stages in a successful film marketing strategy, introducing, interacting and involving. Digital Media has involvement in all these three stages, great involvement indeed.Search engine optimization for an effective film marketing strategiesSearch engine optimization as an overall term for all the works and efforts we are investing on to the promotion of any services/products are not negligible. Unlike any other Digital marketing campaigns, Film marketing deserves more conviction as well as perception, even in its promotional campaigns.There are so many factors involved in this ranging from keywords to social media.How Social media influence the way movies are marketed?As a part of Digital marketing strategy, Social media has become one of the ‘behind the change’ reason, as films can gain a huge amount of buzz through it. It means, there is no longer need to rely on official reviews and adverts to know about the latest releases. Here is a quick review of few film marketing strategies in relation to social media.Leaked images- Even though this seems to be an outdated technique, it still works. This kind of techniques is used probably for the promotion of superhero movies. The theory behind this tactic is that the movie producers will generate some excitement, years before the release of their films through leaked images. As the images would not reveal much more about the movie and characters, yet will definitely create a huge amount of online publicity and chatter.Visual micro content- This is more like an emotional way of marketing, I would say. A movie called ‘If I stay’ recently implement this film marketing idea very successfully. The initial step towards this kind of campaign is always targeting the right social media platforms. And then generating visual micro content suitable for the platform. Sharing the banners, posting the behind the scenes pictures are also effective.Content marketing campaign- Content is always effective and it’s definite that it will bring some results to you. Once again it is more related to social media channels. Even if a film marketing strategy is all about the kind of film to which we are dealing with, content is always helpful. One can also try local news stations, discussion boards and more along with Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and so.Video marketing- Very familiar, much effective, this is how one could interpret the role of video marketing Film marketing strategies. No matter what, we are ready to take chances on some products that we have not seen or tested properly, this is why the trailers are significant. It gives an initial impression and it’s a proven success. And I recommend seeing your trailer video initially through your official website, which obviously allows the audience to make more interaction through your social media mediums.Social competitions and quizzes- It will become a huge disaster if you believe that the introduction part is enough.The fact is that you will miss the entire party. Interaction is very significant especially when coming to Film marketing. It may not be the most innovative thing you can do to improve the engagement but it can very effective at times.Persona marketing- Your film will certainly have some interesting character that the audience could connect with in one way or another.Lot many Film marketing campaigns have already played on the audience’s emotions for particular fictional characters by developing a persona around those characters on social media. A Perfect example for this is the Ted character in the Twitter. With almost 7 lakh followers, Ted began posting some funny comments which in fact brought some unexpected results.Alternate reality games- A slightly more complicated and deep Film marketing strategy is Alternate reality games (ARGs). This develops a fictional world that the users in the real world may interact with by using online communities. ARGs is a wonderful way to get your movie audiences involved and thereby creating ‘brand loyalty.Make use of memes and other UGC Forms- This is more like a mutual beneficial Film marketing strategy. Memes are offering a great marketing opportunity, in such a way that your audience will create some highly shareable content that conclusively benefits your Film promotional strategies. The benefit of using memes is that they are easily customizable as well as quick to produce. Yet another possible strategy is to use caption contests, fan art or any other effective user-generated content tactics.Google AdWords for the more targeted outcome- Each day, millions and millions of movie related searches are made in Google. I would say, the quickest way to reach those people is always Google AdWords.Even if it is not much of a cost effective way, it definitely is an option for those who care about reaching more targeted audiences.Final thoughtsHow powerful the visual media is or How much impact it can impose on humanity? The answer to his question is always about how well it reach the people. And Film marketing or Movie promotion is the beacon that leads to this destination.Cheers
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How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges
I like to think I’m a pretty good marketer of my professional services.After all, I’ve been at it for 34 years, read hundreds of marketing books, thousands of articles and studied with the very best marketing gurus.But marketing is still challenging for me and the majority of independent professionals. If it weren’t, we’d all have more clients than we could serve, they’d be paying us high fees, and we’d never having to worry where our next clients would come from.And we wouldn’t need the thousands of marketing coaches and consultants like me offering services of all kinds to help you attract more clients.So, why is marketing so challenging?There are many marketing challenges, however, if you look at marketing closely, there are actually only three big challenges that give us the most trouble.Learn how to meet those challenges and your marketing will become more successful, easier, and fun.Here are those three marketing challenges:Challenge #1. Clearly communicating the value of what you are offering. Someone will not buy your services if they don’t see the real value to them. Your message can’t be vague or confusing; it must be clear and beneficial.One way to zero in on the value of your service is to define the top three attributes your service possesses. One or two is not enough; five or six tends to dilute your message.So, for instance, a sales training company might want to emphasize that their training is guaranteed to increase sales, improve sales confidence quickly, and can be delivered virtually in 45-minute online modules.That’s easy to understand and obviously beneficial. That kind of clear and valuable message is likely to generate attention, interest, and response.Seems simple, but not so easy to do. In my experience with thousands of independent professionals, their messages tend to be vague, not specific, and weak in terms of value.And if that value is not clear, prospects won’t respond.Taking the time to work on your message, fine-tune it, and test it until it gets a favorable response is one of the most important things you can possibly do in your business.To succeed at this task you must get inside the heads of your ideal clients and ask what they want the most, what problems they struggle with frequently, what isn’t working for them, and what could make their jobs easier and more productive.Jaynie L. Smith of Smart Advantage consulting says that 90% of companies don’t really know what their clients value the most. No wonder marketing messages are so bad.You can improve your marketing messages by reading and research (ask Google), sending questionnaires to your clients (Survey Monkey), or conducting a virtual focus group (via Zoom Video). Ultimately, you want to find out their biggest challenges and what they value the most.When you have that marketing intelligence, it will be a lot easier to come up with powerful marketing messages.This is challenging because it takes time and deep thinking. But if you realize its importance, you’ll invest your energies to come up with a powerful message that makes your service attractive, interesting, and compelling to your ideal clients.Challenge # 2. Making your business visible with repeated impressions of your message over time. It can take several impressions before someone responds to your marketing message.Just today, I noticed a message that one of my first level connections had sent to me on LinkedIn. When I checked the message, I noticed that he had sent me a total of 13 messages over a one-year period.The messages were actually very good. They had the right tone and great calls-to-action. It’s just that I don’t pay a lot of attention to my LinkedIn messages and had completely missed the first 12!He understood the value of repeat impressions over time and had developed a system within LinkedIn that had enabled him to send a unique, personalized message every month for a year. Pretty impressive.If he had only sent one or two messages, the chances are good that I wouldn’t have seen them.Again, my experience with the majority of self-employed professionals is that their marketing visibility is, at best, random and inconsistent, and at worst, non-existent.As you may know, I’ve sent out an email newsletter to my list pretty much every week for 21 years. That’s visibility. It’s really quite simple, but not so easy.If you want to be effective at your marketing, you must identify marketing strategies that enable you to get your message in front of your prospective clients consistently.And again, this is challenging. What is the best marketing activity for you, your personality and talents? How can you fit something into your schedule and do it consistently, not for a few weeks but for years?The question is not just what marketing strategies to use. Networking, speaking, blogging, email newsletters, webinars, social media, and direct outreach can all work.The more important question is what strategies will work the best for you and how exactly you can implement those strategies without spinning your wheels.You’re looking for proven, step-by-step instructions so you can evaluate if a strategy is right for you and something you can fit into your schedule on a regular basis. Remember, sporadic implementation is a waste of time.Implementing visibility strategies takes commitment and persistence. Is growing and succeeding in your business important enough for you to make that kind of effort? If it is, you’ll succeed at finding the best strategy for you.The final challenge may be the most important of all to overcome.Challenge #3. Maintaining the right marketing attitude and mindset over time, despite setbacks. If you can’t maintain The 3 R’s of success – responsibility, resourcefulness, and resilience, your marketing will never achieve the results you want.These 3Rs are absolutely essential. Responsibility is the stance that the buck stops with you. You are the only one who will find a way to attract clients and you won’t give up until you find that way. You won’t make excuses or blame circumstances, but instead will be accountable for making results happen.Resourcefulness is the skill to utilize your talents, and abilities to quickly find smart ways to overcome difficulties and find solutions. And to be resourceful, you can’t be full of doubts and fears of failure or rejection. A responsible person commits to finding a way; a resourceful person tries every way possible until they discover the best way.Resilience may be the most powerful trait of all. It’s what enables you to bounce back from adversity, setbacks, and even failures. And if you’re working to attract great clients, you’ll inevitably experience all of those many times. People who are not resilient don’t even try, let alone succeed.All of these essential qualities are in short supply. But if you work to grow those qualities persistently, over time, they will help you succeed with the first two challenging things in marketing – messaging and visibility.Despite these three marketing challenges – messaging, visibility, and mindset – there is good news.Improving your skills or abilities – even a little – in any of these three challenge areas will increase your marketing effectiveness.There is no perfect way of tackling all three challenges and you can’t do it in big leaps that get you there overnight. But you can work on all three slowly, with persistence, making small gains every week.When you improve your messages, you’ll start to see a better response in communicating to your prospects. Marketing then becomes like a game that starts with the question, “How can I communicate my value more clearly and powerfully?”When you increase your visibility, you’ll also notice a better response because to some degree, marketing is a numbers game. Your question might be, “How can I get my message in front of more of the right people this month?”And when you enhance your responsibility, resourcefulness, and resilience, you’ll find that playing the game becomes easier and more fun. The 3Rs are the fuel that enables you to persist with the first two challenges.Where do you start?You start by admitting where you are now and then committing to a purpose (your WHY for being in business in the first place), a goal (a specific thing you want to achieve), and to taking action (the actual steps you’ll implement to get there).Yes, marketing is challenging. But meeting those challenges is absolutely worth it.Cheers, Robert
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Short, Intermediate, And Longer – Term Impacts On Home Sales, When Rates Rise!
For many reasons, some, economic, while others, related to the pandemic – related, so – called, fatigue, etc, home prices, in most areas, have gone up, at, or, near, record amounts! Because of the prolonged period of artificially – created, low – interest rates, mortgage rates, have been at historic lows! Since, for most home buyers, using financing is essential to affording a purchase, when a low rate, causes cheap money, and, thus, the ability to afford more home – for – the – buck, prices usually rise! It permits qualified buyers to qualify for more money/ loan, because the ratio of monthly mortgage, to overall income, is artificially – reduced! How long will this trend continue, will it become the new – normal, will previous trends/ cycles return, and how will pricing be affected, in the immediate, intermediate, and longer – run, are, all factors, to consider! With, that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, some possibilities, to consider, and understand.
1. Short – term: Since, the Federal Reserve Bank, announced, they planned to raise rates, three times in 2022 (of course, this was before the potential implications, and ramifications, from the Omicron variant), many feel pressure, to act quickly, to take advantage of today’s low rates, before they go up! Three increases will probably translate to, at least, a 0.75% higher rate, which will translate, for most mortgages, to hundreds of extra dollars, per month. Some things to consider, and pay attention to, is, this rate of increased home prices, will, probably, not continue, especially, at such a large degree! How longer one, expects to keep a specific house, is, one issue, to consider, thoroughly, and wisely, before proceeding!
2. Intermediate – term: Although, many believe, to – know, the precise timing of any projected rate – hike, is uncertain! The Fed has changed, and/ or, altered its strategies and approaches, in the past, What the intermediate – term, may bring, including potential inflationary pressures, how long the economic conditions, and unknown factors, related to the pandemic, etc, will determine, largely, what this phase, may bring! In addition, the attitude, and perceptions of buyers, and their confidence, etc, largely impact this real estate market!
3. Longer – term: In the longer – run, will things, restore, to what we have seen, so often, in the past, which is, alternating cycles, between, Sellers, Buyers, and Neutral Markets? The possibilities, include: a continued large escalation; a more – gradual, but persistent – one; some leveling; and/ or, will we see, at least, in certain areas, some sort of falling prices, for a period.
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Affiliate Marketing Coach – Speed Up Your Affiliate Progress With A Coach
An affiliate marketing coach is someone who can help you lift the invisible ceiling which may be holding your affiliate business back. So much in business it is the limits of our thinking which stop us from achieving the things we set out to achieve.
In affiliate marketing this is very much the case. You don’t know what you don’t know! You may even be running down a rabbit hole in the complete wrong direction. I did this for years before finding an affiliate marketing coach who helped me.
Before this point I was trying to do everything alone. Many affiliates are doing the same but don’t realise their actions aren’t aligned with their desired outcomes. For me, I was focusing only on the things I liked to do, not the things which would drive my business forwards.
A clear perspective from a coach who isn’t so myopic in their thinking can change everything. If you keep doing what you’ve always done as an affiliate, your results will likely be the same. But if you’re prepared to step outside your comfort zone, you can make far greater changes in a small amount of time.
Much of affiliate marketing is about trial and error. You try several things and focus on the things which work. This is Pareto’s principle, or the 80:20 rule. But if you have no results to draw from, you could easily be focusing on strategies which will take years to gain any traction.
A few of the small shifts I made in my affiliate marketing endeavours are: shifting to promoting products which offer recurring commissions, I stopped promoting small value, low commission products, and I started using high ticket digital products instead.
These steps alone hugely helped me start generating tactics in my affiliate business. But I also got coaching and mentoring, and decided to take affiliate marketing more seriously. In the beginning, it was just a hobby, and I treated it like a hobby. But if you look at your affiliate business like a hobby, you’ll earn a hobby wage from it. Treat it more seriously, and focus on building a sustainable income which can replace existing work, and you can achieve much more. You get what you focus on!
Goals are useful signposts for affiliates too. For such a long time I was without a rudder as an affiliate. A goal gives you a specific destination you can measure and work towards. If you don’t have either a goal, or a strategy you can stick to with affiliate marketing, it’s easy to lose purpose and drift off in another direction.
When you’re looking for results and don’t have any, it can become completely demoralising! You need to stoke the fire of your own enthusiasm continually or you’re likely to become disillusioned and drop out. This happens to around 95% of affiliate marketers.
But you need to be in the 5% who stick at it and eventually break through and start making consistent sales. When this occurs will depend on the actions you take and how long you keep going for. If something isn’t working, try something else. Focus on the small wins like a hit on a website, or an email lead. Keep your enthusiasm high and you’ll be able to surmount the obstacles which come with the territory. But if you allow yourself to become dissatisfied, it’s much more difficult to keep going.
Affiliate marketing isn’t easy. It’s performance related which means that if you don’t make a sale, you don’t make any money. This is tough in the beginning because you can do a lot of activity which is unrewarded. But once you make a sale, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. This is the goal of many new affiliate marketers – to make their first sale.
Once you have some positive feedback in terms of success, you can focus on the activities which brought it about. But until this happens, you very much need to trust the process. If you’re also paying a membership fee while this is happening, there can come a point where you decide it’s simply not working! This is common, and people drop out. But if you have a coach you can trust, things are so much more sustainable.
An affiliate marketing coach can help you overcome negativity, indecision, hesitancy and self belief issues. A coach can help you see things in a different light and to notice limitations in your thinking.
For me this has been a complete game changer, and not just for affiliate marketing. When you notice your own self talk is talking away your success and happiness, you realise you are the creator of your own outcomes. As you remember to change your self talk and thinking habits, you realise without belief there is no action. So belief is everything.
The person we listen to more than anyone else in life is ourselves. We talk to ourselves in our head constantly. Re reaffirm what we think and believe about ourselves continually. If we can learn to tap into this power, and start giving ourselves more positive commands, then we can grow both personally and professionally in a much more congruent way than simply through thinking, planning and attempting things in only the physical aspect of our affiliate business.
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