Time Priorities with Online Income

Prioritizing for Online Income

Setting priorities is a matter of deciding what is very important. In this case, “important” means significant to you. What activities and roles give your life meaning? These are the components of your life where you would like to succeed the most.

Not everything in your life can be a priority. Many important things will compete for attention over your lifetime, but there are not enough hours in anybody’s lifetime to give attention to everything that could potentially be a priority.

Determining your primary priorities is a critical exercise in moving toward more efficient use of your time. Your essential priorities provide a means for making time choices, helping you decide where it is crucial to invest yourself and where you can let go. Daily, you also have to learn to set task priorities. Prioritizing tasks includes two steps: • Recognizing what needs to be done • Deciding on the order in which to do the tasks

How do you determine what work needs to be done?

For the most part, it relates back to your primary priorities. To be efficient in your time use, you have to weed out the work that does not fit with your essential priorities.

Learn to say “no” to jobs that look interesting and may even provide a secure sense of accomplishment but do not fit with your primary priorities.

You also have to be able to separate out the tasks that require busywork that tends to eat away at your time. Many tasks that fill your day may not really need doing at all or could be done less frequently.

Task prioritizing means working on the most significant tasks first, regardless of how tempted you are to less significant tasks out of the way.

Specific Skills using Time Productively

Most of these skills are mental. While it is not necessary to develop all of the skills, each contributes to your ability to direct time usage.
Time sense is the skill of estimating how long a task will take to accomplish.

A good sense of time will help you be more realistic in planning your activities. It helps prevent the frustration of never having quite enough time to accomplish tasks.

To increase your time sense, begin by making mental notes of how long it actually takes to do specific routine tasks like getting ready in the morning, running a load of laundry, or delivering your child across town to baseball practice.

Goal setting is the skill of deciding where you want to be at the end of a specific time. Goal setting gives direction to your morning, your day, your week, and your lifetime. The exercise on deciding your lifetime priorities is a form of goal setting.

Learn to write down your goals

If you are like most people, goals are just wishes until you write them down. Keep goals specific, “weed the flower beds in front of the house” rather than “work on the yard.”

Keep your goals realistic, or you will continually be frustrated by a sense of failure.

Standard shifting is adjusting your standards as circumstances change. Your standards are what you use to judge whether something is good enough, clean enough, pretty enough, done well enough.

Perfectionists have very high, rigid standards, and they have trouble adjusting to the changing demands or circumstances of their life.

Develop the ability to shift standards so you can be satisfied with less than perfect when your time demands are high, instead of feeling as if you are somehow falling short.

Time planning is outlining ahead of time the work you need to be done in a specific period. Sometimes time planning is as simple as writing out a “To Do” list to ease your mind from holding on to too much detail.

At particularly stressful times, the “To Do” list may expand to include a more specific calendar of when tasks will be done. While a detailed time schedule can be too confining to use all of the time, it is an excellent way to take the pressure off at challenging times.

Recognizing Procrastination

This a skill in itself because procrastinators can do an incredible job of hiding their procrastination from themselves. Procrastination is needlessly postponing decisions or actions.

You might disguise the procrastination response with an excuse like waiting for inspiration or needing a large block of time to concentrate with your full attention, or need more information before tackling a project.

It takes skill to differentiate between procrastination excuses and legitimate reasons for delaying a decision or action. Without the ability to recognize when you are, procrastinating, there is little chance of overcoming this immobilizing habit.

5 Tips to Increase Your Social CRM Success

Social CRM can play an essential role in your marketing strategies, especially in a world that is hyperactive around social networking. Let’s look at 5 things you can do to increase your social CRM success.

#1 Ensure Your Social Media Messages Are in Alignment With Your Brand Image

Even with social media, visitors want to feel like it’s a real live person they are talking with. You want to ensure the tone of your messages on your social media sites is in alignment with your company. For example, a laid back coffee house that caters to university students can have a casual, relaxed tone on their social media page. Still, a big corporation dealing with money investment must be professional, courteous, and information. In other words, know what your brand image is and who your audience is.

#2 A Timely Responses to Customers is Necessary

How fast you respond to a customer is as important as your response. The quicker, the better. We live in a world of ‘instant,’ and so when a customer asks a question, they want an answer immediately. They should not have to wait for hours for their solutions. This is especially true if they have a complaint. You will have to work at staying on top of it, but the reward it customer trust and loyalty.

#3 Take Advantage of the Group Feature

Thankfully, the three most important social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) make this simple. You can easily create groups such as Prospects, Current Customers, Positive Feedback, etc. You can then create social campaigns for each group of visitors. This is a beneficial tool.

#4 Be as Human as Possible – Put a Name & a Face to It

People on social media want to interact with ‘real people’, not with nameless corporate entities. When you are building relationships on your social networking, make sure that you are using your name, and it’s a good idea to have a picture of yourself attached to your ID.

#5 Use Your CRM System to Track More on Your Customer

Integrating your social networking with your CRM system allows you to record far more information on your customers. Don’t let an opportunity pass you by. This is a great way to build your customer profile, which in turn will help you to be able to create marketing campaigns that are even more targeted.

Social networks are an essential part of today’s marketing strategies; make sure you get the most out of your social CRM.

How to Achieve Success with Social CRM

We live in a hyper-social world, and that’s also where you will find your customers sharing their opinions, offering compliments, and voicing their complaints about your products/services. Facebook and Twitter are the two most commonly used social networks, but there are many others. It is challenging to separate customer relationship management from social media management; however, just having social CRM alone isn’t adequate. You will need to choose a management solution that fits your company and then develops guidelines and strategies that work within it.

Let’s look at how you can create a successful social CRM strategy.

#1 You Need the Right Resources

Social networks allow you an opportunity like never before to deliver your customers’ excellent service. However, your team is set up to solve problems; it can be a frustrating experience for your customers. Consumers are incredibly impatient with hold times on the phone. Still, they are also becoming impatient with how social help requests are handled, so keep this in mind.

#2 You Need a Solid Platform to Conduct Social CRM

You want to choose a comprehensive social media management platform so that you have quality listening, top-notch engagement capabilities, and the ability to monitor. Your social platform needs to integrate with your CRM system seamlessly, and it should be customer-centered. Off point solutions are a thing of the past.

#3 Reward Your Loyal Customers

Those customers that exclusively engage with your brand via social media should be rewarded. You can create a loyalty code to keep those customers. You can also offer a discount code for prospects to entice them to make that purchase. If a customer leaves positive feedback, reward them by sending them out a personalized message with a discount offer. Send it via snail mail for extra impact.

#4 Identify Who Your Social Influencers are and then Engage Them

Use the social media tools available to you to identify who is responsible for driving the most conversation around your brand. Then reach out to those individuals and start to build a relationship with them. Measured Analytics is an excellent tool to use here.

#5 Remember to Talk to Your Customers

If you want to build a robust social media presence, you will need to engage your customers, and visitors in two-way conversations don’t just shove information out there for them. No one likes to be talked at.

Implement these 5 tips to help you get the most out of your social CRM endeavors.

What Life Could and Should be Like for Internet Marketers

If you’re working full-time as an internet marketer, congratulations!

You have achieved the lifestyle that millions of people around the world have dreamed of and entered a unique group of self-starters, who have the drive, motivation, and understanding to make a living online.

Even if you’re not yet making your full time wage from internet marketing, simply understanding the concept enough to be marketing your services, promoting your own website, or helping other businesses and individuals makes you a true pioneer.

Just a few decades ago, the idea of making money this way was utterly foreign and unheard of. This is uncharted territory, and we represent an entirely new way of working and of living.

But is it everything you thought it would be?
Are you truly making the most of this unique position that you’ve created for yourself?

For many of us, the answer to this is, unfortunately, a big fat ‘no.’

Internet marketing can be:
Highly stressful. If you aren’t prioritizing your own wellbeing, health, and lifestyle, then it can actually be worse than working in an office 9-5. If you don’t get into a good routine, you can end up working from home in your pajamas all day, starting work at 1pm and not finishing until 10pm.

Some internet marketers will meanwhile find themselves selling out and doing work that they take no real joy or pleasure in. It can be a soul-destroying experience to spend all of your time selling low-quality digital products or even harmful items like steroids.

There’s the feeling that all the work you’re doing is for other people and that you aren’t actually ‘progressing’ in any meaningful way.

Demanding clients who make unrealistic demands and unreasonable complaints.

When it gets that way, you can find yourself wondering if it was all worth it. You took that big leap, that brave experiment, and you became a digital marketer.

The Dream of Internet Marketing

Here’s what the internet marketing lifestyle can be if you know how to do it the right way:
Internet marketing can mean having your own business that you take great pride in.

Working online can also give you the fantastic freedom that comes from being self-employed. I recently decided that I was going to take Wednesdays off. Why? Because I can! This way, I only ever have to work two days in a row, and I have a day of complete freedom when everyone else is at work. This allows me to run personal errands (banks and hairdressers are empty) and to enjoy being able to play computer games or go on beautiful walks without any social commitments either! More importantly, it allows me to work on my own projects.

To work ‘on’ my business rather than ‘in’ it. I always feel a sense of forward momentum and so that I’m still progressing the business. This freedom also affords you a range of other options.

Better yet, you now also have the freedom to work wherever you want.
How about becoming a digital nomad and working on the move? You can see the world while working out of small cafes and bars along the beaches.

Alternatively, you might decide you like your creature comforts too much and choose to create an impressive home office that you can be highly productive in.

How to Make Money Online?

Affiliate Marketing
Editing & Proofreading
Freelance Writing
Digital Course Creation
Niche-Specific Marketing
Coaching Services
Work From Home Companies

This is such a small portion of what’s available out there! (There’s literally MILLIONS of ways to make money online, so the 8 I provided here don’t even scratch the surface)!

In any of these categories, you will need to do due diligence. There are legit companies that can offer you training, and launch your Rebel Life, but remember there are also scams out there, so be careful!

How to Spot a Scam

The single most straightforward way to spot a scam… money upfront, before a value is offered.

Legit Companies will offer you a FREE training where you can see the value that their program provides you, should you wish to continue on with the paid version. An added bonus that a company is on the upside… NO CREDIT CARD required to start the FREE portion.

This Free portion should teach you, guide you, and inspire you! It should show you ‘HOW TO’ not just make promises about what could be if you pay the money.

‘Get Rich Quick’… ‘Make $x in 30 Days’… these promises are, rarely legit.

It takes time to build a Brand or a Reputation in whatever you do. Online, or Offline, you have to build and establish yourself, much like you do in a regular 9-5 world.

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Steps To Building A Successful Blog

Steps To Building A Successful Blog

An acquaintance recently asked me if I would help her begin a blog. Her request inspired me to look at what I have acquired from operating my blog for the past two years. My initial proposition was to spend awhile learning and reading.

The Internet is flooded with blogging data and advice. I am not the person to aid you in returning immense numbers overnight, but this data is all over.

I am also not the source for technical points; I acknowledge what I ought to know for my situation, and I determine more as I require it. I assume I am like most individuals who release material on the Internet. I classify myself as a small-but-serious blogger. I am also a big-time consumer of material and media. I follow many blogs in several niches, both for content and to learn what works. So based on my experience, what should I tell my acquaintance that’ll get her set out without consuming her?

Here is where I began

For me, blogging is a relationship. Two crucial components of any relationship are intent and association. Choose what you want to achieve.

You can find dozens of high-quality directions about every aspect of arranging and controlling your blog, but none of it is one-size-fits-all. Each choice, design, program, post length, style—depends on the ending goal you have. For instance, self-hosting with your own domain may feel like an unneeded expense, but it is crucial if your goal is to construct a personal brand or a business around your web site.

Remember that it is about your audience. The design should fit the blog’s personality. An overly easy design might appear dull and undesirable, but the minimalist theme, in reality, sets the tone for the message and heightens the material. Everything matters. Every choice either moves you towards your goal or away from it.

I do not pay a lot of attention to figures because traffic is not part of my objective. I consider and track analytics each month, but that is more about curiosity. I seek trends, try out other ideas, and learn from my errors. I consider my site as a ring, and I think about appealing to readers who heighten the quality of the discussion.

The point?

My technique is deliberate and fits my total goal.

Information, expertise, and opinion are promptly available from an endless assortment of sources. I consistently follow writers and other bloggers to keep up with the trends and ideas of others. The most important things are consistency and legitimacy. Antics and tricks provide short-term spikes at the expense of long-term trust and loyalty.

You may fool me into visiting, but I won’t be back if you treat me like a fool.

Beware of Barriers

I appreciate concerns about spam and privacy but balance those against the need for readers to connect. Make your commentary form friendly and inviting. With so many available forums, I’m likely to choose those that cater to my communication preferences.

I find that many folks don’t like to leave public comments, but they love more personal contact. If you don’t want to provide an email address, consider creating a simple contact form. It seems obvious but fewer barriers, more connection, and so more readers.

Are Your Blogs Losing Money?

What is the culture medium with the most significant advertising spending on the globe?


Television ads are so effective for advertisers, and so lucrative for TV companies because viewers will inevitably pay attention to the advertisements.

Would we be able to say the same things about content-based websites, like blogs?

Not exactly. If you consider Google AdSense or banner ads, the most used monetization methods, you will conclude that they are practically different from the editorial content.

For instance, if you have a blog and display ads on your sidebar, only your readers will be able to brush off the advertisements altogether if they desire. A few even use adblockers, so they will not see your AdSense units or banners regardless of where you place them.

What would the equivalent of a television ad be for a blog? Likely an advertorial. (An article is written by the advertiser, about his product, and put up on the blog like a new post).

Another option is the sponsored reviews, which are posts published by the blogger critiquing a particular product or service. Most bloggers choose this example because they get to write the article content themselves.

Here’s a fact that reinforces the similarity of sponsored reviews with TV advertisements:

If you ask any advertiser whether he would like to pay for a banner ad or a sponsored review, he will undoubtedly say the sponsored review.


Because he will acquire a much better return on investment, as the sponsored review will give his product a better and more significant kind of exposure with the readers of that blog; as a result, a sponsored review is probably among the most lucrative way to monetize a blog.

There are 3 main requirements:
1. Clear disclosure on each review
2. Honesty while writing the review
3. The choice of products that is truly relevant and useful to the readers

Other people claimed that sponsored posts could get you in trouble with Google, but this isn’t true as long as you use the no-follow attribute on the links inside the review.
Google does not have a problem with sponsored links, as long as you clearly label them as such. In essence, the question that is raised is, are your readers going to be put off by sponsored reviews and whether or not you feel this a good avenue for your blog.

Adsense? What Is That?

Adsense is among the primary profit generators for blogs and sites. Usually, you can drastically improve your click-through rate and total net by placing the advertisements wisely, by enhancing the material targeting or by optimizing the ad units directly.

Below I will cover the last point, how to optimize the Adsense units with 8 simple tips:

1. The three top-performing ad units are:
336×280 large rectangle
300×250 inline rectangle and 160×600 wide skyscraper.
Think about using those units if possible, but bear in mind that other formats would be more appropriate for your site design.

2. The more successful link color is blue.
This info is connected with the roots of the Internet, where all important sites used to feature blue links. We as, buyers, are used to this style of link, and it works.

3. Aside from blue links, you are able also to use a link color that matches the pattern of your site (i.e., if you use green links make the Adsense links of the same color).

4. As a general rule of thumb, blend (no border, same background) your Adsense units if your site has a light color scheme and contrast (border, contrasting background) the units if you’re using a dark color scheme. The more organic you make the ads look, usually, the better the click-through.

5. If the advertisements are based within the content, you should avoid using borders while advertisement units outside of the content can use borders to call attention.

6. If your site has mainly repeat visitors (like Forums), you can rotate the background color of the units to cut back advertisement blindness

7. Consider removing the “Advertise on this site” message from your units. That can be done on the control panel under the “My Account” section, disabling the “Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up” feature.

8. Test, test, and test.
Every website is unique, so make sure you test with different colors and formats and track the results to fine-tune your Adsense. For a first-time ad campaign, Google AdSense is a great way to get started and earn your first income. It’s easy to implement into WordPress with a plugin and runs itself, and depending on your niche, and you can make a good income.

However, using AdSense in the make money, the online niche will not earn as much as affiliate ads targeted to your readers. The payments I have experienced are a few dollars at most. Due to the simplicity of Google’s AdSense program, it is worth taking some time to create a campaign and run it on your blog.

Test it for a while, and if you find it isn’t working for you, then move on to affiliate ads or another form of advertising. But as mentioned, some niches work much better than others.

Successful Advertising Tips

If you are planning to advertise on your blog, as discussed earlier, you can use Google’s Adsense program. It’s the biggest online market for internet bloggers, and most individuals who advertise on a blog do very well from most forms.

How come? Most of the time, it’s about market research. However, if you would like to maximize your chances of advertising, with other forms, i.e., individuals, these eight tips below will help you.

1. Make sure your blog is generating traffic.
This is the most crucial factor. If you want to advertise on a blog with success, your blog has to have steady traffic and hits. You can monetize from the word go with Google’s Adsense program. However, it is a good idea to find out what your readership wants before you advertise to the world.

2. Work on your trust rating.
Each member on the Internet has a trust rating, and most advertisers will check you out before placing their bids. In other words, the higher your trust rating, the higher the chances of advertising on your blog. As a result, you should take all the actions to improve your trust and who you are. Advertise all social media accounts, display contact form, and contact numbers. Displaying valuable content is essential for building trust and readership.

3. Don’t hype your description.
If you want to sell advertising space on your blog, the more hype you put in your blog description, the more people will think you’re desperate for advertising and that your blog isn’t a solid one.

Examples of remarks you should avoid:
“Huge earnings potential!”
“A lifetime opportunity!”
“My loss is your gain!” etc.

Secondly, don’t hypothesize what the blog could be earning. Some people list blogs that are making $10 per month currently, and they go on saying: “This blog has the potential to make $4,000 per month easily!” If you knew this for sure, you would not be selling the advertising space for such a low price. Know your numbers and provide accurate stats when offering advertising space.

4. Answer every comment.
Even if you write a crystal clear description, people will still have questions, and they may ask them through your advertising page comment section. It’s essential to answer to every single comment, as this will encourage other commenters and readers to want to advertise on your blog, it will also improve the overall credibility of your blog and your advertising methods.

5. Have a plausible reason for advertising.
One of the first things people will ask you is why you are advertising?
If there is no plausible reason, they will rightly assume that the blog is maybe a scam or only to make money and that you want to get rid of it before it becomes worthless.

You need to find a good advertising campaign that fits with your blog. One that doesn’t annoy your readers with ads that have nothing to do with you or your blog.

Displaying the wrong ads can be detrimental to your readership and eventually lower your traffic stats, so be careful when placing ads on your blogs to not annoy your readers.

Your niche should determine what advertising or monetization techniques you want to use. Some methods will only work for some niches and not for others.

The more you grow your blog to accommodate its readers, the more people will trust your judgment and buy recommendations from you in the future.

Get to know your blog, and get to know your readers and the ways to get traffic before you monetize. By providing nothing but free info with no ads, people will soak up your content and become loyal readers. This will allow you to build!

When the time comes to monetize your blog, you will know what people want and what ads you can make the most profit. You can then target your readers and maximize profits.

Online Business Top 5 Reasons and Mistakes

Technically, an online business is not a digital or virtual extension of an existing traditional business. Online marketing is a digital enterprise where the primary forte of the company is in the virtual world. However, for inclusivity, we shall include the digital or online extensions of existing traditional businesses. Here are five benefits of starting an online business.

Reasonable Investment

Most online businesses cost a fraction of what a traditional or conventional business demands. Compare the cost of launching an online store or eCommerce site and an actual retail store. The difference will be a small fortune. Indeed, starting an eCommerce site, or global marketplaces, like Amazon, or eBay, will require more money, not every online store needs to be an Amazon or eBay.

Easy Startup

An online business can be launched in weeks, if not days. Once the business plan is in place and all the products or services are ready to be rolled out, it takes days to start an online business. For those who don’t need to rely on website designers or a multipurpose agency, the ball can be set rolling in less than a week.

High Returns on Investments

The investment is low to begin. The returns are high anyway when you assess the ROI. However, given the scope of expansion and exponential growth that one can encounter, the returns on investments are exponentially higher than conventional or traditional businesses. Traditional business can only reach out to an immediate audience. Online companies can transcend geographical boundaries, cultural, and social barriers to emerge as a global phenomenon.


Online businesses can be automated, almost entirely. You should conduct the reviews, assess the performance, and make changes as and when needed, but you don’t need to personally or physically intervene at every stage. Everything from compliance to sales, customer service to upgrades can be automated. Digital entrepreneurs will have more time at their discretion, which can be used to diversify, to expand the business, to venture into new endeavors, and to indulge in leisure activities.


Online business owners can work from anywhere, at any time, for as long as they want, and there’s the elusive financial freedom. Online businesses are genuinely empowering. Online companies also help entrepreneurs to find that quintessential balance between work and life.


Every business owner makes mistakes. Even the likes of Warren Buffett, Richard Marx, and Elon Musk have made mistakes in their businesses. The quintessential need is not to be perfect and averting every mistake but to avoid those ones that will cost your business dearly. Here are the top five mistakes online business owners make.

Cheap Infrastructure

A business must always remain sustainable, and for that, it is necessary to remain reasonable with all expenses or recurring financial liabilities. Affordability should not be how a business owner makes decisions. That will not align well with the enterprise. For instance, opting for cheap hosting plans will save you money, but the real cost has to be assessed.

Some hosting plans that cost minimal every month will have:
severely capped bandwidth
minimum security for the website
the online presence will be compromised as the uptime will not be a hundred percent or even close
scaling will be dealt with very slowly

Infrastructure is the backbone of any industry or business. Online business owners often opt for cheap support.

Outsourcing Everything

Globalization has ushered in an era when you can find people to do everything at a fraction of a cost than what you would have paid in the pre-globalization days. It is not fair to state that the quality of professionals or their skills has waned, but outsourcing has its pitfalls.

You can, and should, outsource anything that you are not very good at. From website designing to accounting, you can, and must, hire experts. Also, note that outsourcing is not necessarily off-shoring. You can hire contractors or companies based in your city, state, or country. The trouble lies in outsourcing everything.

When business owners don’t have control over the assets of the company or the day-to-day affairs, this affects one, or all, aspects of the enterprise. The business is bound to suffer sooner or later.

Lack of Diversification

Many business owners are content with their zeroed in focus on one or a few niches. It is perfectly acceptable to focus on one or a few niches, but you need to diversify to sustain your overall empire through the years. Every niche goes through upswings and downswings. You can always enjoy the growths, but you need to plan for the downswings.

Cease in Upgrading

Many online business owners launch their enterprises with state of the art propositions and then stop upgrading. It is not just the technological infrastructure that needs to be improved, but also the quality of products and services, how the business is managed, and how the clients are dealt with.

Ignoring Competition

Digital enterprises can spring up in no time and usurp the market share of a major brand in a brisk few weeks. Ignoring competition is a surefire way to ring the death knell for the business.