How to Grow Your YouTube Following

YouTube FollowingDiscover the basics on How to Grow Your YouTube Following.

Today, YouTube has over one billion viewers. If you aren’t using YouTube to grow your audience, you’re missing out on a substantial portion of the population, and a great way to increase your influence online. It’s not just viewers you need though. You need users that are actively engaged in your channel. YouTube is a massive opportunity to grow your following for the long-term.

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Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to grow your YouTube following. There is no secret formula or unique guide to building up your user base. It’s merely being consistent, providing quality content, and rewarding those who follow you. What does that look like? Here are a few ideas.

Consistency is Key

As we previously mentioned, one of the keys to a successful YouTube following on your channel, and a loyal following is consistency. Pick a theme and stick with it. There’s nothing worse than finding a YouTube channel you like, only to discover that it’s changed direction or not what you thought it was. It’s a good, quick way to lose followers.

Build your brand, and doing it in a way that doesn’t require users to take a lot of time to figure out who you are and what you’re selling. Users subscribe for two reasons:

  1. Because they like the content they just viewed
  2. And secondly, they expect more of the same in the future.

Figure out before you launch your channel what your premise and platform will be. Communicate it effectively across all of your videos so visitors will be able to identify your brand at a glance. You can do this in a variety of ways, whether it is through a channel trailer, via a pitch that lets users know when the next post will be, or through customized thumbnails which will grab the attention of visitors to your channel.

Quality Content

When a person is introduced to your channel, the more of our videos they watch, the higher the chance they will subscribe, thus growing your YouTube following. Watching your videos gives visitors an excellent opportunity to follow you, while also showing them why they should.

One way you can do this is by creating playlists of your content. Organize your videos in a manner that will get good traction through searching on YouTube. You can choose important keywords to drive traffic to your channel. Create themed segments with your videos, which allows you to have control over which video the user will see next. This is especially important as YouTube could wind up playing other content, as opposed to your own after the video is over.

When creating your content, be sure to make it viewable in a format conducive to a mobile device. That does not mean it needs to be recorded and viewed on a smartphone, but rather that you should keep in mind that a lot of content is seen on a mobile device. Create short, consumable videos that will keep followers returning on a regular basis, eager and hungry for more.

As stated previously, there’s no shortcut or secret recipe to growing your YouTube following. Anyone trying to sell you a “get rich quick scheme” is nothing but a waste of your time and money.

When it comes to your YouTube following, more often than not, quality trumps quantity, especially when it comes to your users. It’s more important to have an engaged, valued audience of a few thousand than it is to have a million followers who have no idea who you are or what you’re selling. Find your niche, create your content, and build your following.

Conclusion:

Most definitely, this social outlet is very powerful in Growing Your YouTube Following. Using the tips above by being Consistent and Providing Quality Content are key to making your Channel one that people want to follow.

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Six Strategies for Gaining Instagram Followers

Instagram

As Instagram continues its meteoric rise in both monthly user base and saturation metrics, it makes sense for businesses to get on board. Statistics show that engagement rate on Instagram is much higher than either Facebook or Twitter. Not making Instagram a part of your marketing campaign is a mistake your business cannot afford to make.

With that in mind, here are a few strategies on how to grow your Instagram following:

Post Daily

Get into a regular flow when posting to Instagram, but don’t inundate your followers with content. A few times a day is probably the ideal number. Quality content combined with consistency will do more to drive up your number of followers than flooding their feeds will.

Share on a regular basis so you can discover what works best for you and your business. Provide creative, engaging content, and you’ll be rewarded with not only more supporters, but followers that are interested in your content.

Promote User Content

A great way to promote user content is to take fantastic content from other creators, and put it on your Instagram account. Be sure to give credit to the original producer of the material, though. Show off the unique and uncommon stories your users have to tell, and when you do, make sure to add hashtags that point back to your business.

Photo Contest

Photo contests are a fun way to share your brand while gathering photos from followers under a theme. Be sure to get involved in the contest yourself while sharing it across multiple platforms. But don’t be in a hurry. Allow users time to hear about the contest and participate.

Make sure the rules are clear and concise, so you avoid confusion with the contest. If you’re unsure of how to proceed, find a business to partner up and double the audience.

Understand Hashtags

Hashtags are an essential part of Instagram, and using the right hashtag can make the difference between a post that falls flat and one that shoots to the top of your followers feeds.

To determine the appropriate hashtags to use, peruse the content of those similar to your own. You can search for and record hashtags that are relevant to your brand, then use them in your content to drive traffic to your business.

Filter Selection

Instagram filters are fun, but also a little confusing. Which ones should you use to drive views and engagement? Pay attention to the responses you receive depending on the filter you use. Some tend to lead to more views, while others may contribute to a higher number of comments. Play around with them and find the ones that work best for your business.

Engage

Really engage with your followers. A list of all the greatest tips and tricks will be helpful, but they’re never going to compete with rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty on the platform. Be intentional about leaving thoughtful, engaging comments, like photos that strike you as meaningful.

Find new people to follow on a regular basis, interact with them, and respond to their questions and comments. Doing so will result in natural and organic growth for your Instagram platform.

Gaining followings on other social media networks can feel like you’re beating your head against a wall, but that doesn’t have to be the case with Instagram. Create engaging, quality content and connect with your followers.

The way you engage with your followers will have a direct impact on how your account increases. If you’re willing to help others, word will spread, and growth will occur. For additional help, you can check out Insta Lead Magic, Take a Look Now.

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10 Questions To Ask Before Joining Any Affiliate Marketing Network

Affiliate Marketing Network

If you where to ask any successful affiliate marketer, what is the Secret to their Success, they’ll tell you that one of their most successful habit, is that before venturing into any business, they do research on the Affiliate Marketing Network they find interesting. Then they ask lots of questions, and if they provide answers to these questions, then they would go into the business satisfied the System Works. The Method of Asking Yourself Questions Eliminates The Failure rate of Affiliate Marketers that has been reported to be as high as 70% to 95%.

Here’s the truth: Affiliate marketing is not fast, it is not easy, and not everyone can do it.

In fact, MOST people are not suited for affiliate marketing. Now when you do your research, you will know what to expect from the Affiliate Marketing Network you choose.

The reasons for such a high failure rate can range from a variety of explanations.

  • Due To Unrealistic Expectations-Inadequate Research
  • Shiny Object Syndrome-Easily distracted
  • Lack Of Interest-Not passionate about product/service
  • Failure To Plan Ahead-Marketing Strategy
  • Assuming Affiliate Marketing Network Is More Profitable Than Any Other Business
  • Failure To Diversify-Additional Income Streams
  • The list goes on and on!

The point is, I’m an affiliate marketer because I am absolutely passionate about this business. I love writing, I love creating websites, I love helping to promote high quality top tier products and services, I love selling, I love teaching others, and if I won the lottery today I would still continue to be an affiliate marketer.

Now if you have hung with me, and you’re still reading this article because you yourself have failed at affiliate marketing, please understand that this is just part of the process and journey towards success. This would be the absolute worst time to give up, because chances are if you’ve failed, you’re that much closer to succeeding.

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Here is Your 10 Question Checklist:

1. How long has the Company Network been in the Marketplace?
2. What is my targeted market?  How Large Is My Targeted Market?
3. What marketing methods/strategy should you use to generate revenue with this Affiliate Marketing Network you are about to join?
4. What additional methods will you use to further monetize your affiliate Links?
5. Is the product you intend to promote with your Affiliate Link a high quality top tier product or not?
6. Is the product legitimate, credible, relevant and valuable to your potential buyers?
7. Is the Product in high demands?
8. How is the commission structure and payment paid?
9. Are there reliable testimonials from people using the system?
10. What Advertising Methods Should you Use To Earn More With your Affiliate Links?

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Conclusion:

Now I will tell you, I have thoroughly completed my researched and happily aligned myself with Affiliate Marketing Networks in order to have several income streams. One note I will mention, is look for Affiliate networks that provide training, marketing tools, one on one coaching and a great support team of technical staff and top earner peers. Many offer private Facebook groups where you can get answers any time of the day or night.

I will also add again, Affiliate marketing is not fast, it is not easy, and not everyone can do it. Everyone is looking for that quick buck without really providing much benefit to others. I will tell you there is no quick system to land you the big bucks. If you have patience, passion and love helping others, pursue your dreams of a secure future. Set your mindset that quitting is not an option and you will surely succeed.

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New or Just Starting In A Home Business, Listen Up!

So happy for you taking the Jump in a new or just starting in a home business. You have made a wise choice to take control of your future. You may be looking to earn some little extra money or go full time working from home. Either way you can design what works best for you. Maybe you are looking to retire soon, or have kids ready to send off to college, travel the world, whatever your vision is, you are in the right place. Congratulations!

Starting a new business is exciting in many ways. And I will be honest, it does take hard work. It is although, well worth it and the payoff can be must bigger their you ever dreamed.Three C's to Success

Today, I will share some recommendations to get you started and become a credible respected authority right away.

Start by following the three C’s:

  • Commitment

Make a firm decision to commit to investing in yourself with personal development, training and marketing tools.

  • Consistency

Stay consistent in sharing quality content with your prospects and keep them engaged.

  • Compliance 

Stay aware of changes on social media so you don’t get banned. Changes occur constantly so be aware to follow up on these changes and share them with your team.

Myself, like many other top earners have devoted time and money throughout our ventures, only to fail. From failure comes knowledge so from each failure believe it, success is gained.  Branding yourself will require you to find a unique way to stand out above all others. A quote I came across expresses this well.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. — Mary Lou Cook”

With the help and guidance of great coaches and mentors, I have partnered with one of the top business education companies out there and they teach business owners and entrepreneurs virtually everything they need to be successful.

Outsourcing, getting traffic, management, how to sell better, starting business…..all of it! They also teach people who want to earn an income on the side of what they are already doing through online affiliate marketing.

This is where you can promote products and services to people without having to provide any support and you get paid a commission anytime someone buys….pretty incredible.

They have a training program that teaches you how to start out your own affiliate business in your spare time (you’ll need about 30 minutes a day to get started).

Read some of the success stories on this page and see for yourself.

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Taking It To The Fast Track

Taking It To The Fast Track

Oh Yea, and the Fast Track is exactly what our Mastermind Team did last week. On a sunny Florida day the team was surprised by an adventure day to ride the Fast Track at Daytona Speedway at 150+ MPH. Talk about thrilling it was absolutely awesome. We were all ready for the Fast Track, ARE YOU READY to ride the Fast Track?

 

Fast Track

Here we are half through this year so it may be the right time to assess your annual goals. Most people set goals at the beginning of a new year, whether it is to build your savings account, get a better job, learn a new language, or start your own business, grow your current business, taking a look at where you stand now. How are you doing meeting this year’s goal in order to reach your life vision?

Here are a few tips you should consider:

  • Are you staying focused and consistently working toward your goals?

Focus and consistency are essential to meet any goal. To keep you focused, post reminders in an easy accessible place; a sticky note on the bathroom mirror, set an alert on your phone daily or weekly, even wear a band on your wrist to help you stay on task. To stay consistent, seek help from others that can help in what may be holding you back.

  • Overcoming Obstacles

We all experience obstacles from time to time, and some may be out of your control. Finding solutions to personal or business obstacles can be challenging. One solution to personal obstacles would be to read or listen to positive mindset materials. Here are some suggestions: Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson , Top Earner Recruiting Secrets by Jessica and Ray Higdon  and one last  MINDSET-Positive-Thinking-Techniques-Motivation by Benjamin Smith. Another solution is take a break; remove yourself from the situation. Meditate, do some stretches or yoga or just take a long walk, whatever works for you.

So I ask again, ARE YOU READY to ride the Fast Track? I am always here to help and enjoy helping people make money from home in their own business. So complete the form on the top right side of this page and get free access to a video from top earners that are meeting their goals. It Is possible, believe it.

5 Tips To Attract Quality Prospects Using Facebook

Attract Quality Prospects Using Facebook

Statistics as of April 2016 rank Facebook at having 1.59 billion active users monthly. FacebookThat’s powerful, so wouldn’t it be wise to Attract Quality Prospects using Facebook? Facebook truly has some powerful tools that can be set up to target the market audience and provide quality prospects/leads.

Believe me, I have struggled with getting quality leads and then I discovered Attraction Marketing and that actually you can attract the right people, the people that YOU want to work with, not the other way around. How would you feel when people reach out to YOU and ask to work with you? Now you don’t have to chase them, THEY will chase you! Now you become the expert, the “go-to” person, the trusted adviser.

So let’s dive right in and take a look at few things you can do and stop the frustration now. Why should you reinvent the wheel when all the solutions are right here?

  1. Build your audience

This can be done in several ways. Using the search bar at the top of your Facebook page, type key words for example, Work from Home, Job Opportunities, MLM, and what ever relates to your niche. This will display groups that you can join and start sharing, liking and commenting with others that have like interests. You can also set up pixels for targeting the right audience over to your posts. Here’s more info….Act now and get instant results!

2. Create an attractive Facebook Page

In order to keep your friends coming back to your page, be sure to complete the About Me section. Describe an overview of your business with a link to your website. Offer any information that will help prospects understand your business better. Invite existing friends to Like, Comment and Share your page and posts. Making your Facebook Page as discoverable as possible includes promoting your Facebook presence using what online and offline marketing channels you already have, and removing any barriers for existing contacts to like your Page. The ultimate goal is to attract quality prospects.

3. Start Building Relationships

Now that you are starting to build an audience, start building relationships. After you have Liked, Commented or Shared their post, try private messaging individuals. Strike up a conversation about things you see on their page. Compliment them and build a bond with them. This will help you become respected and likable. Once you have built their respect, ask them questions about their business or have they considered starting a home business. The more questions you ask, the better position you are in to discover their pain and determine how you can best help them.

4. Develop and Focus on Content Value

Find out what people are wanting to learn more about. Ask right on your Facebook page what struggles others may be having in their business. Then write a blog that provides quality content that answers their questions. This can be highly effective in helping to establish you as an trusted expert and will keep people coming back.

5. Consistently Post Quality Content

Consistency is one of the most important things to grow your business quickly and gain respect. If others see your dedication towards helping others, they will visit your Facebook page and website often. Quality Content that helps others grow in invaluable to many online marketers.

So there you are, 5 Tips to Attract Quality Prospects using Facebook. This is just a short quick overview and there is so much more that Facebook as well as all other social media outlets have to offer. If you are interested in learning more, Try This.

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