That’s impossible! You will never make it.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible“.- Francis of Assisi

I started a journey couple months ago, day after day I keep focused and always moving forward, towards my objective which is to achieve my goals very shortly. I know it is not an easy journey, but I am totally aimed to succeed and I would not allow that anyone derailed me from my path.

But when people (friends or family) ask you what are you doing and you tell them about your dreams, projects or plans, the first thing they say is “That’s impossible” “Are you crazy, that’s not going to happen” “You will never make it“You are wasting your time”. The only words that come from their mouths are usually all negative.

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Even though they probably have the best intentions…they really think they are doing you good, I have learned to ignore these comments and instead turned them around so that they motivate me to continue my path and be fully determined in achieving my goals.

You started your journey for a reason, this should always be on your top of mind. That inner voice that tells you to make it happen, you need to pay very close attention to it, don’t ignore it.

Stay away from the negative people, keep them far. It depends on you, who you want to listen. Would you prefer the negative thoughts or the positive ones?

It’s your call. You decide what will be your next step.

But always remember,

…if you want something, Go get it. Period!.”– Chris Gardner

 

 

 

How to Create a Lead Magnet to Grow Your Email List.

“If you are not seeing the email channel as a money-making machine, you have the wrong strategy”. ~ Hans Smellinckx

If you’re resting all your marketing ambitions on the hope that first-time visitors will make a purchase, you’re going to have trouble making any money. Only about 1% of visitors are ready to make a purchase during their first visit. On average, you’ll need about 4 or 5 points of contact before getting a sale.

A lead magnet is designed to help you capture the email address of these visitors so that you can direct them back to your sales funnel. They’re designed for the 99% of prospects that leave your site without making a purchase.

So, if you want to gain these email addresses, you should take the time to create an effective lead magnet.

Research Your Competitor’s Lead Magnets

First, you’ll need to look at your competitor’s lead magnets. Look at the offers that they provide. You shouldn’t copy their offers. But, you can use your research to ensure that you’re offering something original and more appealing than what your competition is offering.

This research will give you a better sense of what your potential buyers want. Use this information as you choose your offer. Generally, these offers will fall into one of these categories:

  • PDF, eBook, or downloadable guide
  • Video tutorial
  • Webinars
  • Discounts or coupons

The medium that you choose for your offer will depend on your market. PDF and other readable content are useful when you don’t have a tangible product.

So, if you offer digital goods or services, your customers will expect digital offers. Though, downloadable content can be applied to almost any industry.

When creating your offer, the medium is not nearly as important as the actual content. Whether you film a video tutorial or put together a downloadable guide, you need to choose a topic that your potential buyers are interested in.

Researching the Top Concerns of Your Potential Buyers

Researching the top concerns of your potential buyers will help you choose a topic for your lead magnet. People want solutions. They want valuable information. You’ll provide them with the answers or facts that they need.

There are several ways to learn more about the top concerns of your target demographic. You can search forums and communities. Look at the questions that people ask most frequently on these websites.

You can also look at social media comments. This includes comments on both your own social media accounts and the accounts of your competition. Social media is the preferred method of communication for most consumers.

A little bit of keyword research can also help you find a topic. See what keyword phrases are searched for most frequently. Focus on keyword searches related to questions or concerns.

After you’ve researched the top concerns of your potential buyers, you’ll have a topic to discuss. Make this topic the focus of your free content. Then, this content together in a PDF, video, or webinar.

Create a Killer Title and Sub-title

Once you have an offer, the rest is easy. You just need a great title and sub-title. Be specific and keep your title simple. Address the problem or concern that you promise to solve in your free content.

The sub-title follows up on this promise by telling visitors what they’ll find on this page. Make it obvious to your visitors what they’re about to read.

This same tip applies to the rest of your web page. Keep the content simple and direct. You need to stick to the point. The entire goal of the page is to get visitors to sign up to your email list by offering free content. Make sure that they understand exactly what they’re about to sign up for.

A lead magnet is an invaluable tool used for growing your email list. But, there are more steps that you can take. If you’d like more powerful marketing tips, as well as a way to generate conversion-ready internet marketing prospects every month, click here to learn about my done-for-you system.

Time To Think 

Your positive action combined with your positive thinking results in success”. – Shiv Khera

The Portrait of a Good Thinker

The process of becoming a good thinker is not automatically, it takes time to invest in your new thinking.

You need to expose yourself to good inputs, reading books, listening to tapes, spend time with good thinkers. You need to be focus on the positive, on the good things, this allows your emotions to create good thoughts.

Sometimes when you feel so overwhelmed with all kind of ideas, information, questions, about the decisions that you need to take, it’s necessary that you look for the right place to think. A place that will grant you the serenity for you to focus on the positive. You might say that it sound easy, but sometimes when you need the most to be positive, negative thoughts does cross your mind and might derail you from taking the right decision.

All great entrepreneurs when they have to take very important decision for their business, they look for a place that allows them to concentrate, they dedicate a private or intimate time for their thinking. They isolate from the world, draw away from any distractions.

You can do this as well, you can choose this to be either in your office, in a hotel room when traveling,  in the backyard or garage of your house or when you take the time to go biking. Any place that you feel that helps you focus better when you have to take an important decision, that is your ‘thinking place’.

Wherever place you choose as your ‘thinking place’, make sure that you really connect with yourself and strive to always have positive thoughts.

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Good thinkers are successful, the way they think is different. Change your thinking and you can change your life.

 

Big Picture Thinking. Brings you perspective not only of what you can see but also what you can do. Allows you to lead, to help people accomplish their dreams.

Focus Thinking. Identify your priorities, do what you enjoy most and do it best.

Creative Thinking. Explore options by stimulating your imagination; embrace ambiguity; don’t have fear of failure. The positive part of this type of thinking, it add value to everything.

Realistic Thinking. Minimize downside risks. Gives you target and gameplay. Excellence in leadership and management. Provides security.

Strategic Thinking. Plan your life – Live your Plan.  Reduces margin of error. Identify the real issues and objectives. Put the right people in the right place.

Possibility Thinking.  Draws opportunities and people to you. Increases your possibilities. Allows you to dream Big.

Reflective Thinking. Gives you true perspectives. Increase your confidence in decision-making.

Shared Thinking. By encouraging the participation of other. You learn to understand the difference from competition to cooperation. You have the right thinkers around you.

Bottom-line Thinking. Helps you make the best decision. Provides great clarity. Make it to the point.

*Source: How Successful People Think – John Maxwell