How Local Home Based Business Owners Helped Our Community

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This is something that we take very seriously at Anna Maria Islands CC. Happy to be here today to make this post for the value of the community as a whole. The community can do a great number of things to provide for the community.

What I’m talking about today is the value of community. It’s very broad term because it is meant to be. The community as a whole can do great things if provided the opportunity to do so. Today we want to focus on what the community can do for people and we will introduce this on three levels.

The first is at an individual level. What the community can basically do for one person in times of trouble.

The second level is what the community can do for a specific group of people. Not the community as a whole but a very specific subset of individuals.

The third is what the community can do for itself.

Now the first level we are going to talk about and focus on is the level of an individual. What I am going to talk about is more at the individual level. When I was seven my friend was diagnosed with cancer. What he was told it was going to take a significant amount of time and probably be one of the worse experiences of his life.

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What I remember is my friend being in the hospital for about a month. He was at a hospital and had no idea what was going on. A really bad time in his life. One time he came back from a treatment. There were all these paper hands with names on it. Well his entire great school got these cardboard hands and put them all over his room.

It’s really this type of motivation that helped my friend get through tough times. It wasn’t about the doctor or his parents. It was the community helping him at an individual level. It got my friend through his tough times to get healthy again.

The second level which is helping a specific group of people can be just as powerful. When I was in high school I remember a group of marketers that worked for an entire week to raise funds for our volleyball team.

At the time it wasn’t in the schools budget to keep our team going so some local online marketers like Sue Perry, Kathy Smith and Josh Paiva worked and raised funds through clickbank to save two thousand dollars and donate it to our school to keep sports going.

At the time we were only 15 and two thousand dollars was out of reach for family and definitely for the students. This really meant the world to us. We went on to go 18 and 0 and won the championship for our school.

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Now I am actually working for the same network marketing company ten years later and help raise funds for such causes to this day. I actually met Josh Paiva and another local marketing friend Sue Thompson at a small restaurant close by. They helped me realize life was much more than going to a job for the rest of my life just to make ends meet. I was able to not only build a successful business but go on to be a top earner in my company and help others do the same as well.

Now on the third level I want to talk about the community helping themselves as a whole. It’s funny as you grow older you grow wiser. When your young it’s amazing at what you don’t see and what you can’t see you can’t really understand. The community was falling apart financially. They were using and allocating funds in all the wrong places. So we decided to join local politics and help our town gain ground.

When you grow up in a section where money is tight. Families very rarely go on vacation. People are struggling just to make ends meet. So we wanted to help our community realize life is more than just a job and paying bills.

So we took the town by the hand and showed them how to fight back and raise funds through community outreach programs. Our non profit raises upward to 100 thousand every single year to help families with heat, water bills and public housing.

It’s amazing when you take action how many small businesses are willing to help in the time of need. One hundred percent of donations go back into the community which is unheard of these days. We do it and do it every single day.

Just last year we decided to take a number of how many people would like to take a therapeutic vacation and meet some of the top business speakers in the world while spending an entire weekend in the white mountains and skiing for three days. Our non profit paid for the entire trip and we raised enough in funds through local advertising to help families who have never been outside of the community for the most part.

Some of the local business were online home based business people who decided to market some affiliate products to raise these funds for families struggling. In their eyes it’s worth it and they can also write off 100% of donations as a business expense so it’s win win for everybody.

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It was a great time to witness children in a different environment other than home. To see so many smiling faces going down the mountain and spending time in the lodge with their families. It was sure a site to see.

So you could imagine that the business owners who donated and went on the trip with us just how happy it made everyone. I can’t tell you how grateful the children were because we are getting phone calls almost daily for the first week we arrived back home.

So here at Anna Maria Island CC want to give thanks to all those that worked so hard. Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts especially all the children who are still smiling to this day!

Why You Need To Work From Home

Today’s post I want to talk to you about the importance of owning your own business and helping your community. We want to help people understand why you need to work from home. Many people in this day and age go to a job. It sucks up all their time. By the time they come home they have no energy. They are so tired they can’t work on their dreams and goals.

Why You Need To Work From Home

How is it possible to fix this way of living?

Here at Anna Maria Island CC we are willing and able to give anyone with a ready ear advice. There are many ways you can get out there and start a part time business. Local business such as restaurant, car wash, etc may be too expensive. Most families don’t have disposable income to pour into a business.

So what is my suggestion?

Starting an online business is fairly easy to do and not so much of an investment. You can easily start a blog like this one and start reaching out to people in your niche.

A niche is what you choose to build as a product or service. Or it’s possible you will just build up traffic with keywords eventually being able to sell ad space to those willing to pay.

How you can work from home

There are a lot of ways to do this. I suggest you start slowly. Get your website domain.  Make sure your niche is included in the domain itself. Then start writing articles and posting videos to your posts.  If you want it to be more generic you can easily hide behind your or other peoples writing.

It’s not mandatory you put yourself out there as the owner.  It’s just your job to give “valuable” content to your audience. You want to help your audience. You want to give them what they are looking for.

If you do this you will soon find it’s fairly easy to build a business for really a few dollars a month.

A WordPress blog to host is around $10 per month. Then it’s up to you to dig in and get your hands dirty.

Just remember when you get big to help your community. It’s always in our best interest at Anna Maria to help those around us.

Money is just a means to help people attain a better life.  You an help those in need by showing them how you built your business. It’s a win win situation and a great way to spread the word why you need to work from home!

Why You Need To Be Serious About Keyword Research

SEO is one of main tools that everyone should master to get the power of internet marketing. There have been many big websites even the classy website like portal news use SEO to make sure that they can be number one page in search engine.

Firstly, they made good content and then do the strategies for SEO. Many people believe that the power in page ranking or traffic is on the content but not all people know that it’s not that simple to enhance the page. We have to make sure that we have done some strategies to keep it high and reached by many people.

Some good content owners may be proud about the content but when it has come to ads and they know how legit it is, SEO becomes number one priority to ensure the rank and the traffic. SEO helps content owners to gain more vistors and income on their ads. There are many ways to master SEO. YOu can start it learning from popular blog until learning from books. We all know that SEO is not that simple.

That is why learning SEO should be holistic. As there are many things to learn, we should learn step by step. Now, we are going to dicuss about adword or keyword researcher. How important it is and what to do to get the keyword planner and researcher?

The importance of keyword planner

Keyword is the main root for content writer or owner to get reached by vistors because visitors are readers must have searche through keywords they want to get the information.

That is why many owners always focus on keyword development on the content. Indeed, for some passionate owners or writers, keyword planner is too complicated and they use to ignore the planner.

They tend to think that good content is the key to gain more visitors but it must be long to take it. Keyword planner helps you to figure out what keywords that are trending and how many people have searched and the competition on content posted. With keyword planner, they will get more strategic contents to boost your traffic and visitors.

What to do?

There are many tools to help you get the right keywords to use. You can do it freely and you can pay the tools. Of course, the more powerful tool is coming with price. The free and easy tool for keyword planner is in Google Adword.

It’s easy to use adword as your keyword planner because besides it can help you to get the real research of the post volume and search volume, it also gives the little estimation about the cost for the ads in one click.

Although, it’s free but w claim that Google adword is powerful and helpful. If you want to get more attractive and powerful keyword planner, you have to try the paid one. It is SEMrush, it’s been common for content owners that use SEMrush because it has more details on the planner like you will see the biggest competitor and organic search from it. That is why SEMrush might have been the number one tool for keyword planner.

Make Money Online With Zero Investment

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It’s everyone’s dream to do such a job that truly drives revenues without going to the workplaces and messing up with the boss and without doing daily aching calculations and assignments. Why not do a job that fulfills your dreams? Well, many old-fashioned people will say, “You will have to leave your daddy’s home to earn your own home”. But, that’s the old concept, as I have already mentioned before. So, if you’re so lazy that you hate going office and doing a desk job, we are gonna give you 4 ways to earn enough wages to earn your living.

1-Blogging

Now, many of us do know about this term but those who don’t know what blogging really is, we are gonna give them a brief intro of it. The blogging is creating your own blog and updating it on a regular basis and, after a specific amount of time, earning revenues from it. The UPDATING process of your blog contains useful information, daily tips, How-To-Do clips and whatever interesting you want the people to read. The daily updates will keep your traffic coming on a daily basis, so your blog will be getting ads from different companies. These ads will then be responsible for the income from your blog. Now, that’s a simple way to earn at your own home, just make a blog, update it daily by posting different posts, get ads posted onto your blog, and earn money.

2-Freelancing

Freelancing is actually selling your services to customers/buyers from the whole world on freelancing sites. These sites offer a platform for the sellers to sell and buyer to buy the services they are looking for. The sellers and buyers have to make their separate accounts. You can earn by selling your services. Now, the services may include anything that you can do. If are good in writing articles, you can provide your article writing services, and if you can sing a song, go sell that. From writing to speaking, designing to dancing and WHATEVER you can do professionally, just go for that.

3-Babycare

Well, it will sound ridiculous but believe me, this thing is gonna WORK. You can provide a baby care service to your neighbors, church fellows, your friends, your father’s colleagues and to everyone who have babies and go to the work at the office daily. Especially, the factory and the bank employees who work usually from 9am to 5pm and they literally need the best care for their babies. So, if you’re interested in giving them this service, believe me, you’re gonna make a handsome amount of money at the end of the month.

4-Free online selling boutiques:

You may ask that online selling stores have a small fee to get started with, but there’s big NO for your opinion, because there’re many online stores who have no fee for the startup and give you commission on every sale that is done with your account, shop, boutique or whatever they name it. Many stores like Linen World, Lea Black, Zindigo, NUMARI and lots of others provide you FREE of cost membership, using which you can get specified commissions that will be more than your thinking at the end of the month.

These simple and creative options for the job will surely help you fulfilling your dreams.

5 Step Marketing Plans for Small Businesses and Community

Build a Better Community With 5 Strategic Marketing Plant!

Today, we are gonna give you simple 5 steps of marketing plans that you can use for your own small or big business to promote it throughout the world. All you have to do is to implement these marketing plans in your business by filling up the blanks in this model of the marketing plan. Actually, there are two preparation steps and three action steps. So, without wasting any time, let’s get started with the 2 preparation steps.

  1. Identify the benefits of your product:

The first step in the preparation steps is to identify the benefits, which your product will provide to your customers. Keep in mind, nobody here is talking about the FEATURES of the product, we are just talking about the BENEFITS, as the benefits and features of a product are quite different from each other. So, write down all the benefits of your product, write down the solutions that your product can solve and also write down the emotional triggers (which you will use further in the promotion of your product) to target your audience. All these three approaches will cover up our first step of “identifying the benefits” of the product.

  1. Identify your Target Audience:

Now, that’s the last step of preparation mode, identifying the PERFECT audience for your product. Is the audience women? Are these women married or single? Do your target have children? What’s your target’s age? What’s the area they are living in? What’s their occupation? What amount of income do they earn monthly? Do they like to eat in hotels or in the home? All these questions must be answered before setting up the target audience for your product because setting up an accurate target for your product will boost up your sales.

Now, we’re heading towards the ACTION steps. These are actually three “C” steps; Create, Capture, and Convert. We’ll discuss each of them very briefly as these are “implementing your observations” steps and are considered to be easy steps as compared to the first two preparation steps.

  1. Create:

The first “C” refer to the creation of an attractive offer. You create an attractive offer for the TRUE buyers who are interested in buying your product and also to increase the number of buyers to increase the sale of your product. Now, the question arises that what might become an attractive offer, right? Well, anything that people have an interest in can be picked up as an offer. Suppose, creating an offer of giving away an iPad may be a quite interesting offer but basically, it isn’t! Because it isn’t gonna drive SERIOUS and PERMANENT buyers.

  1. Capture:

Now, this CAPTURE doesn’t mean to capture people and to force them to buy your product, well it sounds like that but doesn’t mean like that. Actually, you are gonna capture LEADS from those peoples who were interested in your offer.

  1. Convert:

After capturing their leads, you can get their information and over time, you can convert them into your sales. But as you know, most people typically needs multiple exposures to a product, they need follow-ups, need to think about it, so you need an automated sales process that will convert these people into sales over time.

Now, these were the simple but chief fill-ups that you can implement in your own business plan to get success.