This book I can never say enough about. If you are in Network Marketing this book is truly a MUST READ.
This book is not just an training book. This book goes over every thing you need to know as you grow your business. You’ll learn:
- How to sustain your Day One passion and spread it throughout your team
- How to build an international organization
- How to make recruiting fun. How to build rapport with new friends and strangers
- How to use social media to grow your teams online
- How to keep your spirits up and learn to welcome the word “no.”
- How to manage your new wealth
- How to become a multimillionaire
- How to replace your inner critic with your inner booster
- How to create your ideal dream team
- How to build your retirement income rapidly
- How to select the right company
- How to protect your time, energy, relationships, and emotions as you grow
- And much, much more!
This book contains words of wisdom from so many sources on one amazing place – all of them network marketing icons: Jordan Adler; Margie Aliprandi; Tom Alkazin; Eric Allen; Jen Audette; Janine Avila; Pamela and Kevin Barnum; Kody Bateman; Calvin Becerra; Tina Beer; Tyler Bennett; BK Boreyko; Richard Brooke; Masa Cemazar; Onyx Coale; Dana Collins; Chris Cucchiara; Jane Deuber; Ken Dunn; Sandy Elsberg; Sean Escobar; Tony and Randi Escobar; Kimmy Everett; Todd Falcone; Ann Feinstein; Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz; Janine Finney and Lory Muirhead; Doug Firebaugh; Tyler Ford; Randy Gage; Puya Ghandian; Kirk Gillespie; Amee Gleave; Natalie Goddard; Debi Granite, Justin Harrison, Ray Higdon, David Hsiung, Donna Imson; Lisa Jimenez; Donna Johnson; Art Jonak; Michelle Jones; Kimber King; Becca Levie; Tracy Monteforte; Romi Neustadt; Jeff Olson; Ken Porter; Jules Price; Paula Pritchard; Bob Quintana; Jeremy Reynolds; Matthew Riddell; Sarah Robbins; Teresa Romain; Hilde and Orjan Saele; Tim Sales; Tom “Big Al” Schreiter; Jerry Scribner; Bill Silvester; Sean Smith; Roman Sobolevsky; Sonia Stringer; Jackie Ulmer; Dana Wilde; Mark Yarnell; Leslie Zann; Sarah and Tony Zolecki.
So, imagine you own a store in a local shopping center and people walk in and just take things and then put them up for sale in their store across the street – they don’t pay you for it then juts pick it up, walk out and slap their store name on it with a price tag. Not cool right?
So, knowing that, now imagine that same scenario as the retail store but online. One day you write an article and then you open you email some morning to see your article staring you back in the face with someone else’s names slapped on it with no mention that you are actually the author. Or you put your own story, a story you took painstaking measures to craft that would reach your readers on a personal level only to run across YOUR story word for word on someone’ else’s site!
This scenario plays out daily on blog sites across the internet. Content theft. It is really not any different than theft in a retail store except it is a lot harder to prevent it from happening.But, much like retail stores install security camera and alarms that go off if you try to walk out with an item and not pay for it your blog should at the very least offer you some peace of mind that while you cannot totally protect your content 100% you can make it very difficult for thieves to steal your content. Now I am not saying that people will never quote you or use your materials – you want to be known for your work but WITH proper credit to you for it.
Well I have had this content theft happens to me many times. And yes, even my personal story was copy and pasted to someone else’s site (you can see that example below!) and I have even spent times staring at my own words in my email coming from someone else’s blog! So after getting over my initial upset at my stolen hard work I decided that I needed to take some actions. These are three very easy steps yet are highly overlooked by many the way I had overlooked them – until I knew better.
First with your photos – make sure that you are putting your watermark or URL on them (see mine above). Be sure to fade it into the photo to make it hard to remove and also to keep the photo appealing to the readership that follows you. NO one wants to see a huge copyright or watermark across the middle of it so absolutely put it on there but keep it classy! A free and easy resource to use to put your watermark or URL on your photos is PicMonkey or Canva or if you use a cell phone or table WordSwag costs only a few dollars and can be a great tool.
Now, onto the content itself. There are two steps you can and should take on your site: Install copy/paste protection and make sure you have a copyright notice on your blog (and I do not mean slapping the little c in a circle in your footer! That is just not enough to stop the madness).
So, the first thing to do is grab the plugin called WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click. This plugin has a free and a pro version. I will HIGHLY recommend to you that you pay the few bucks the to get the pro version. The reason I say this is because the free version as well as several other plugins out that that are free do NOT stop copy/paste from a smart phone or tablet where the pro version of this plugin does add that extra layer of protection for you. It is VERY easy to setup and use and you will have that added security of knowing if someone wants to use your post word for word the only way they than accomplish this would be to literally retype the entire article! Like I said above you may not be able to totally stop theft online but boy oh boy can you make their job a whole lot harder!
The second thing you must do is have a copyright notice on your blog post not just a general copyright with the date in the footer. I was actually unaware that my general copyright was not sufficient until today when a Facebook friend named Jeremiah told me that he had run into this and said “I had my content being stolen and used in other countries…happened to find it on Google. Contacted a lawyer and as long as you don’t put a copyright disclaimer on everything you write, it’s free game”. So be sure that each post you publish has its own very distinct copyright.
There are two ways you can accomplish this.
WordPress recommend that you put a copyright notice in a text widget in your sidebar so that is is always clearly visible to site visitors (you can see their full recommendation on site protection by clicking here and you can also see some other things WordPress recommends for keeping your content safe) but they say to have your wording be something like this in the widget – and of course replace my information with your own (also this paragraph is a great example of how to PROPERLY use someone else’s post as a reference within your own blog). This of course is a free way to protect your work:
© Sue Hall and SlenderSuzie.com, 2013-2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sue Hall and SlenderSuzie.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Another alternative is to use a WordPress plugin called DigiProve where the plugin will insert a copyright notice on each and every post to take is crystal clear to the reader that your work is yours and should not be reproduced without the proper permissions and link backs. This is a bit nicer of a method than having a big side widget full of text – so that is personal preference which you prefer to use. I am sure there may be other plugins out there that do this as well but this is the one I happen to know about.
So there you have three very simple steps to implement on your WordPress blog to help you add some security to all of your hard work – (1) watermark your photos, (2) implement copy/paste and right click prevention (3) be sure to post your copyright notice in a highly visible location on your blog.
Be sure to check back here at SlenderSuzie.com for my next post which will cover what you can do if you find your work has been ripped off to help you recover your content and protect your own SEO. If you have any additional ways you know to protect your blog work please comment below and help your fellow bloggers out!
I was one of the lucky ones who purchased this book prior to release and am able to be part of the private book club for 30 days with Sandi Krakowski herself. Through the BE MORE Movement people of every race, creed, nationality, gender, and income bracket become connected because they discover that living a meaningful life is about who we are and not what we do.
This books shared 77 amazing insights to help you lead a better life. As Sandi states “being more starts with looking up to strengthen your relationship with God and then ripples outward.” She breaks the book down into five focus areas in your life where you may experience disappointment, frustration, and setbacks.
My favorite thing about this book, well besides every word from cover to cover, is the hardcover is a nice small size – easily fitting into a purse or bag (okay so I also have it in my Kindle too! YES its that good!!!)
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As you go through this journey, you are going to discover how to BE MORE connected to God, to BE MORE in tune with yourself, to BE MORE attentive to your relationships, to BE MORE engaged with your community, and to BE MORE mindful of your world.
Email marketing has become the most preferred internet marketing tool of varied businesses. When done in the right manner, this method of marketing can generate the right business leads for online businesses. Among the many facets of email campaign that requires careful attention from businesses effective engagement with your email lists deserves the highest importance. But the burning question is “what do I write”?
I recently discovered a really wonderful book series written by David Williams that do not just tell you how to do email marketing but provide you actual full emails for your business, all you need to do is personalize them!
I specifically have two of his books: the Wellness Nutritional Pack and Financial Woes Pack. But I can bet that no matter what industry you are in you will find one of his MLM autoresponder messages and network marketing email messages will be a powerful tool for your business!
MLM Autoresponder Network Marketing Email Messages: Wellness Nutritional Pack
This book contains a professionally written email drip campaign of 30 powerful, engaging and entertaining persuasive email/autoresponder messages focused on the wellness industry.
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MLM Autoresponder Messages and Network Marketing Email Messages: Financial Woes Pack
Warning! If you have been in Network Marketing for any length of time, you probably have accumulated a list of prospects and their email addresses. However, many of these prospects have entered the ‘witness protection program’. In other words, they never call back or reply to your emails.
Your prospect doesn’t care about other people’s wealth when THEY are broke and in financial pain. In fact, it works the other way. Resentment, suspicion, distrust. Their mind is on their lack of money and they are worried. They are awake all night worrying about their debt because they are in financial trouble.
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Calvin Coolidge once said “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a Proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
Sometimes when things don’t go our way, we find ourselves becoming depressed or reaching for excuses. We look for things about ourselves and our circumstances that provide some explanation but the stories below will show you that no one is successful without some hard times along the way.
After Fred Astaire’s first screen test, the memo from the testing Director of MGM, dated 1933, said “Can’t act! Slightly bald! Can dance a little! Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.
On her second job in Baltimore, the station manager wanted her to change her name to Mindy. “It’s friendly, and no one will remember the name Oprah.”
An “expert” said of Vince Lombardi, “He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation.”
Someone said of Albert Einstein, “He doesn’t wear socks and forgets to cut his hair. Could be mentally retarded.”
Thomas Edison was thrown out of school in the early grades when the teachers decided he could not do the work.
Harry S. Truman failed as a haberdasher.
When Bob Dylan performed at a high school talent show, his classmates failed to recognize he was a kid bound for glory and booed him off the stage.
W. Clement Stone, successful insurance company executive and founder of Success Magazine, was a high school dropout.
Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded.
18 publishers turned down Richard Bach’s 10,000 word story about a soaring seagull, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, before Macmillan finally published it in 1970. By 1975, it had sold more than 7 million copies in the United States alone.
Richard Hooker worked for seven years on his humorous war novel, M*A*S*H, only to have it rejected by 21 publishers before Marrow decided to publish it. It became a runaway bestseller, spawning a blockbuster movie and a highly successful television series.
Babe Ruth, considered by sports historians to be the greatest athlete of all time and famous for setting the home run record, also holds the record for strikeouts.
Winston Churchill did not become prime minister of England until he was 62, and then only after a lifetime of defeats and setbacks. His greatest contributions came when he was a senior citizen.
When we think we have failed and want to give up, we should remind ourselves of the life story of this man:
- Age 22, failed in business
- Age 23, ran for legislature and was defeated
- Age 24, failed in business again
- Age 25, elected to legislature
- Age 26, sweetheart died
- Age 27, had a nervous breakdown
- Age 29, defeated for speaker
- Age 31, defeated for elector
- Age 34, defeated for Congress
- Age 37, elected to Congress
- Age 39, defeated for Congress
- Age 46, defeated for Senate
- Age 47 defeated for vice president
- Age 49, defeated for Senate
- Age 51, elected president of the United States
This is the record of Abraham Lincoln. Throughout his life, he suffered far more defeats then victories but because he never gave up he won the highest office in the land and is considered by many Americans to be the greatest president the country has ever had.
I cannot say I remember where I got all of this but it is a nice reminder of the lessons of some of the great ones!!!
Well I cannot speak for anyone else but I do not spend my weekends tied to Social Media. As a matter of fact I make it a point to walk away from my computer, cell phone and other technology on the weekends. I have learned that anything on there can simply wait until Monday when I am back in my “office”. I use my weekends to spend time with my family and catch up on house work etc. My Facebook Business Page does remain active as I schedule some fun posts during the weekend for my fans
So, I logged into my Facebook and see this message (you can see the attitude which I will discuss below – and I wont even get into the bad grammar/spelling that it contains because that is a whole other subject when it comes to conducting business online!)
There are a few problems I have with this type of messaging when it occurs on Facebook.
First off – as you can see from the dates it was the weekend. As I said earlier I do not sit on Facebook 24/7 let alone on the weekends. This particular weekend my husband had just gotten home from a 10 day hunting trip and we were doing family time. Now not only did this message become personally offensive it brings me to a bigger point when it comes to social media etiquette – you do not know another person’s schedule and to becomes so needy on being “liked” on social media that it prompts you to send an “I am unliking you” message then you need to truly take a break from all things Facebook (or any social media for that matter) because you may very well have lost tough with being a real person.
Now my second point. On my personal Facebook profile I have my likes hidden. What does this mean? It means anyone on my friends list can not see the pages I have chosen to become a fan of. This also means that no one can see my name when I like their Facebook business page. They will only see their number of fans have increased but no new names have appeared on their list. This is the same for ANYONE who likes your business page on Facebook that has their likes hidden in their profiles – you wont see their name but your number of fans will increase.
People are able to control who can see which content they’ve liked on Facebook. This means that Page Admins won’t be able to see a full list of people who have liked their Page. You may see new Likes, but this number usually does not reflect your total Like count since people can choose to share things differently. For more information about Page Insights and understanding your Page’s Likes check out the Facebook help section at https://www.facebook.com/help/336893449723054/?ref=u2u
The fact that someone took time out of their day to even send such a message to someone else, let alone without knowing how Facebook works, is simply extremely bad etiquette especially for a business person. If you are going to use social media to conduct business be sure you know how social media works and that you understand proper etiquette before causing unnecessary drama for yourself.
People DO have lives outside of Facebook– not every message you send will be met with an immediate response. Many people actually do live lives outside of Facebook – sometimes you will even see a message says “read but guess what that person may have gotten busy in real life before they can answer you. You also have people (like me) who can see your PM pop up on their cell but have NOT downloaded the Facebook Messenger App so they can’t get back to you until they are at their computer. But, when you do send something, at the very least make sure you at least know what your talking about first instead of making accusations – and if you are in business BE PROFESSIONAL – stay clear of messages like the one you see above.