Month: November 2017
I hope you are well and enjoying life wherever you are. Often when I write a blogpost I have had a number of ideas for a post wandering through my mind, vying for attention.Then I come to start to write and…..you guessed it…my mind has gone blank. Which reminds me, maybe I should have written them down while they were there.
The human mind is far more powerful than any of us could imagine. Certainly it is more powerful than we are led to believe in our education or in our jobs. In fact it is so powerful that you would have great difficulty in conceiving just how.
In this computerised age it seems though we have surrendered the idea of our mental power to the great God,IT. Of course you and I are communicating through a computerised system at each end. And the words are passed between them through electronic cable or wireless technology or on a really old system through telephone lines.
And the computer has so many functions it can perform so as to make one think of it as all knowing ,all capable, in conjunction with the the internet, anyway.
But in reality every computer in the world working together could not perform the functions required of the human brain to get a person from one side of a road to the other.
The power is within your and my brain, in the mind. What we can conceive and know, we can create.
So if you have the desire to create a functioning business which can become successful, then you like everyone else have the ability to do so. So do I! Which I have to admit is an idea which at times lies on slightly shakey grounds.
Building a business plan which is practical and deliverable is good place to start. To this end I write blogposts and make videos. But having an overall goal to which I can direct my efforts is really a key component. I suggest you do it for yourself too. Just creating a business and hoping to make a stack is not really a directed plan.
Hell we all want that ultimately.But it’s what money can buy that is the real deal. A beautiful home in a wonderful place, having exotic holiday in luxury locations, buying your parents a better life, helping people less fortunate than yourself,having TIME for pleasure.The list is endless.The money you gert is just a form of energy which you can exchange for something you desire,rather than an end in itself.
It would be like storing up loads of electricity in an energy bank and going to count your stored Kw/hrs every day if you just wanted loads of money as an end in itslef.You could preen your electicity bank joyously while thinking of your stack of Kw/hrs. But really this is supposed to convert into light for lamps and lights,power for commodities like TV, computer etc.
Your mind is going to be the place where your dreams begin and through which’splanning and execution they materialise. And your mind is million times more powerful than you probably imagine right now.There is nothing quite like it.
So don’t be fooled again.Your computer however useful can never do what you can. And stop selling out to the notion that mechanoids are better, morepowerful than you.
Hi there again,
‘I am fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to go and die in.’ George McGovern.
That was a quote about the American involvement in Vietnam,but it is applicable across a wide range of situations,and all the more so today.
Recently we observed ‘Armistice Day’ in UK,and ‘Veterans Day’ in US. Though I am not sure of the name,this day will have been observed similarly in Australia,New Zealand and Canada, as well as elsewhere.
So that quote of McGovern’s takes on special meaning at this time of year. And always the message has to be that peace is worth fighting for and if that option is out, then above all preserve life and limb as much as possible.
Noone wishes to die in a war. And generally the decision over whether or not a war has to be fought is taken by politicians over a certain age.
But at present there seem to be many politicians who are careless and negligent over maintaining piece. The rise of Nationalism has seen to that. The fragmenting of society and polarisation through the devious ideologies of those who wrap themselves in flags makes for a far less safe world. The value of human life has become less than the value of a piece of cloth or money.
And yet there are enough good people to make sure the worst does not happen. And the good people have to continue to fight to overcome the forces of division and conflict,greed and ignorance.
I may have drifted off marketing message here, or personal biography, but it is worth saying nonetheless. We are born and our lives have intrinsic value. It is up to us to build on that in meaningful and positive ways. To be happy and make our mark in some way.
Now I am doing this marketing bit because I desire to bring something of value into people’s lives. I am aiming to open readers up to the idea that making money online is a viable option for them, particularly through Affiliate Marketing,and for that reason i promote the products of Internet Profits.
I have been using this system for a while to build a business,so that I can sell the products through Funnels created by this company of =which I am a Certified Partner.
I am not going to pretend it is easy. in fact it is pretty hard. But one thing which will make your marketing online experience easier is to have systematised coaching from experts and a structure to how you sell. You get his if you buy from Internet Profits in a way that you do not if just join affiliate programmes from Clickbank.
The principles I am taught though will be applicable across the board of Affiliate Marketing. They include the basics of what you require to start out-like building an Optin form,a Thank You page, and an offer to promote, as well as an Autoresponder to email subscribers and a domain name with hosting.
Now even that might be beyond your knowledge base. I recommend you visit my educational site to find out more. This can be found at https://marketingwithmikeram.co
There you will find a succession of posts/pieces I wrote on the basics of Affiliate marketing.
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I am here to serve in part,to educate you and myself,to tell bits of my story to you and to turn you onto great products.
My thoughts are with you.Mike.
Last post I compared marketers to beggars outside a restaurant. One has to write the best possible message on one’s piece of cardboard to get any chance of a donation.
So what wins? One has after all to give the would be donor some sort of quid pro quo. Usually some moral/spiritual gain to offset economic outlay! It is slightly different for marketers though.
As a common principle the first major understanding has to be that one addresses any would be subscriber/purchaser’s worst pain point. This is a given. Of course he/she may not know that he/she has a pain point. One has to get this across asap., get them to stop and be notified about something which has relevance to them in terms of PAIN.
Now it is said that a phone call to someone in the middle of the night will more likely be acted upon if it is about something painful to the recipient than about something pleasurable. News about a dear one’s car accident will get someone out of bed and down to the hospital. News of the recipient’s intended promotion will more likely evoke a response of:’Couldn’t this have waited till morning,Bill?’
Thoughts of what creates pain in someone’s life will more likely keep someone awake at night than thoughts of an impending pleasurable event. Just! Angst, fear, terror work deeper on the psyche than their opposite.
So you have a reader’s attention for a moment because you have quickly grabbed their attention via a pain point. Of course they may not even know this is a pain point. They may simply be suffering from something whose origins they do not understand until you suddenly bring this into their awareness. A good example of this might be summed up thus: you are trying to attract customers to buy your product. You do not know why this is so hard. Then someone of authority points out that the reason for this lies in the Offer you are putting out. It is not so simple as saying it is the product, because it is the whole package as presented which is limiting your success.The Offer.
By this I mean that someone can be aware of a pain point but not have a clue why, so giving them a fresh insight into why they feel as they do on a certain matter and being abler to show them authentically what it is that troubles them is a very valuable piece of information.
From here the solution can be defined. And obviously you can show it to them and not only can you show it to them but in fact you are THE GO-TO GUY to show it to them so that they do not have to waste any further time or energy getting to the point of solving their problem. You are the guy with the real solution to their problems.All other solutions by implication are mere attempts to solve the problem which will not result in their needs being met.
To continue the example. I know that your pain point is in the fact your offer sucks. And I know where I can point you to find the right solution. Dean Holland is CEO of Internet Profits and has put together a free product on a usb stick called ‘The Perfect Offer’, in which he shows you the components required to make your offers perfect for their purpose. Thus I am the guy who can show you where to go to solve your pain point. Just like that! Magic,eh?
So in a nutshell that is how you get to your readers with your information regarding the solution to the pain whose origin they did not know about.
And this is what you have only a limited time in which to show whoever stops at your page/post to read your offer. So you have to know what you are doing!
To obtain the ‘Perfect Offer’ for free-you pay for shipping @ $9.95- please hit this link and indulge your curiosity. Answer the question ‘How do I make my offer better?’ by watching the contents of the usb stick you will receive when you apply.https://mikeram.clickfunnels.com/optingx65g1dk
Thank you for reading. I hope this has been useful to you.
Hello again readers,
There comes a time in every marketers’ life when he has to make critical decisions. Today is one such day. Hell I’ve screwed it all up, in my mind, and I am still at a loss as to know what the way through is. I hit these patches more often than I want to and I am left wondering ‘What am I doing wrong?’.I follow the coach’s advice and still don’t get the subscriptions to my email lists.
So I am not yet near enough to the flow of people who surf the net daily looking for solutions to their problems. It is no good just burying my head in my hands and feeling sorry for myself. There is no agency which will come down and wave a wand. Actually it would freak me out if there was. I just have let more people see my posts,videos and feel inclined to click and see my free offers. Simple enough. Yet so hard to put into practice without a lot of knowhow.
I cannot even hide behind a certain sort of smug self righteousness you see in some marketers’ spiels which are sort of pretend humility. No this is the real deal. The bonfire of the vanities stuff. No where to hide, nowhere to run. Just debt and a not very successful attempt at business plus an awful lot of hours put in. So many hours.
Do I want your sympthy? Probably. Your commiseration? definitely. But above all I want people to come and subscribe to my list and get my emails on offers. There we are. I said it.
The Frank Zappa (I think) song-‘We’re only in it for the money!’ could cut in here. I know I’m not supposed to be. It’s not very Napoleon Hill after all. No. But that song sums it up. ‘We’re only in it for money!’ It’s strong! It’s loud ! And above all it satisfies the cynical soul in me that knows perfectly whatever people are saying,they’re only in it for the money too! Kapish?
When everything is stripped away in this big old ugly world,it’s rampant materialism which wins, and I don’t care how many sickly sentimental claims of the opposite and false tears, and put up pleasure in other peoples’ achievements I listen to or see, I know that deep down they are counting the money too.
And hell I would like to now too!
The great Bill Hicks said all marketers and advertisers should ‘go home and shoot themselves!’ I kind of agreed with him.Lets face it. It’s about as dishonest a profession as you could find. A bunch of hyped up dissimulating grasping tricksters and frauds. I know too much without having been paid. And above all they have the nerve to pretend to be your friend….when it suits them! I tell you I get some emails,and some of them actually have the nerve to come with gobsh*te like-‘Oh Mike,I -heart- you!’ ‘Hi Mike,this is your future self!’ What presumptuous little a-holes! Wow!
Marketers are like the guy who’s sitting on the pavement outside a restaurant with a cardboard poster saying-‘Homeless-Can you help?’ They are about as popular. After all, is the homeless guy someone you want to meet when you are dolled up with a date and going for an expensive meal? Well obviously the lesson is about shame and guilt and to impress your date you might put some change in the homeless guy’s cash box.
We are about as needy. Actually maybe worse. The homeless guy knows his situation.It’s the cold pavement. He’s depersonalised completely by his situation. Who knows? He may have a PhD,a couple of kids in another city. But he will still get treated like a nobody. He may be tomorrow’s you! Or me! Someone might urinate over him tonight!How’s that for a treat? Real nasty!
Somehow in marketing we have to move from the position of that guy on the pavement and become someone who has authority and good reputation. (This is not my example,but Rich Shefren’s)
It’s a tough call. How to move from A-where we sitting with the begging bowl-to B,where we are looking pretty with a shed load of subscribers all desiring our communications and offers. I’m still on the pavement-metaphorically,because nothing really compares with that sort of horror show IMO- and holding out for loose change. I sort of know what is entailed but I will not know for sure until I’m off the pavement.
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