My WordPress Blog Works, but I Cannot Upload Images

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I have had a couple of very frustrating days this week.  I set myself a goal of setting up a Wordpress site this week. I had bought my domain name and hosting. I had a video to watch showing me how to set up the wordpress site and all was going well.  I had chosen a wordpress theme that was congruent with my internet marketing business. I worked through the instructions from the video. I had set up: Pages Posts, About me, Contact us   Home My menu was arranged ...
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Mindset with your online business

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
Mindset: Can you or can’t you? You must believe in yourself The top of the mountain won’t come to you, YOU have to climb to it Step#1: Control Your Environment – Simplify! Remove all distractions: clean up your workspace Be clear about boundaries for others: limit the interruptions from others Surround yourself with positive energy Step#2: Learn the Good Pain – Crave it! Human nature is only change when it’s taken to the edge; Take the leap! Learn to calm the voices: ...
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Modified Wheel of Change for starting your online business

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
There are days when you cannot think what to blog about that is new in online business and then something crops up in a completely different context but you find that you can adapt it to suit your needs. This happened today.  Whilst on a study day we were introduced to the Wheel of Change for Addictions.  We looked at New Years Resolutions and the changes we aim to make.  Someone looked at losing weight, I looked at my retirement in ...
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5 Steps to direct you to setting up your Internet Business

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
How do you climb a mountain? One step at a time! Below are the topics I have covered in my previous posts that I hope you will find helpful. How will a blog help to build an internet business How to build your email list Creating an affiliate marketing sales funnel How to market your own product online Affiliate programmes part one through five Step 1: How will a blog help to build an internet business If you are looking to start an internet business and you have ...
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Affiliate Programmes part 5

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Got a flair for writing?  Use it to your advantage!  There is a fantastic technique for generating website traffic that has simply to do with writing short articles that are keyword optimized.  The only question now is where to publish these articles.  That’s simple!  Provide articles and reviews on your own website!   The more content-rich your website becomes with real articles and reviews, the more presence you’ll have on the internet, and the more your visitors will know that you ...
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Affiliate Programmes part 4 of 5

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
A common question among people with affiliate websites is how to attract more visitors to their websites.  There is a simple answer to this question, which can be performed by even the most inexperienced Internet Marketers.  This answer is pay-per-click marketing. Pay-per-click is a service offered by some search engines, where you can post the link to your website, and you only pay when someone uses that link to visit your site.  You only pay when it works.   Remember, a successful ...
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Affiliate Programmes part 3 of 5

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
One of the best ways that you can maximize the performance of your affiliate strategy is by way of direct promotion via email.  While the use of this strategy has blossomed over the last few years, a great deal of it has been through SPAM – unsolicited advertisements – which this course neither suggests, nor approves of.  Instead, there are much more effective and acceptable method of advertising by way of email that will be of much greater use to ...
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Affiliate Programmes Part 2 of five

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
There are thousands upon thousands of different affiliate programs available to you across the world wide web, so getting started with an affiliate program can sometimes seem a bit daunting. However, when you know what you’re looking for, you’ll feel much more prepared to tackle this first major step.   Though many affiliate sites will give you the impression that all that is required to enjoy affiliate program success is plugging a link or a banner onto your website, and the ...
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Affiliate Programmes part one of five

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
What is an affiliate program, you ask?   Affiliate programs are the latest in truly successful residual income strategies.  They are the choice of online experts, and will be your choice too. An Affiliate is what would typically be known in the retail industry as a representative. What do you need to become an affiliate? You will need a computer with a connection to the internet.  It doesn’t even need to be your own –although that does make it more comfortable.   Beyond that, there ...
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How to market your own product online

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education
If you have your own product either physical or digital but you are new to online marketing or, wishing to start your own business, then this blog post will be discussing how and where to get started. Your immediate task will be to learn some basic terminology: Domain name A domain name is your website name.  It is the address where Internet users can access your website.   You will need to purchase a domain name, www.yourdomainname.com is the address that the browser uses to ...
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Why do you want to start an online business of your own?

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
First off you need to answer some questions honestly.  Why do you want to start an online business of your own? What is it you do not like about your working life now?  Is it the commuting, the cost of travelling into work and spending hours in your car sitting in traffic jams or on motorways, or on public transport, experiencing delays and cancellations? Are you unhappy with your present job, not earning enough to do what you want, or coming close to ...
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Focus on internet marketing

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
“Your prayer causes you to focus, and the Law of Attraction causes everything in the Universe that’s in vibrational harmony with your focus to come to you.” Quote from Abraham (Ester and Jerry Hicks) Focus What can it do for us? How can it help us? Can we program ourselves to focus? Focus, confidence and self-discipline all work hand in hand with each other. Learning to focus can help us in many ways. It can help us realise what we really want in life, ...
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Creating an Affiliate Marketing Sales Funnel

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate Marketing is basically selling someone else’s products or services and then in return, you receiving a commission for doing so. What is a Sales Funnel? You probably know what a funnel is.  You may have one in your garage to transfer fuel to your car or lawnmower.  You may even have one in your kitchen to strain off excess liquid from meals that you have prepared.  Personally we used one to decant a rather nice port to have with Stilton. So what ...
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How to build your email list

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by an individual or an organization to send material to multiple recipients. How to build an email list for free? If you are a blogger you will be writing content.  Offer people something of useful value, for free, in exchange for providing their email information so you can add them to your list. List Building Strategies How exactly can I get people to opt-in to my list? People love free information and they are willing to ...
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Using Mindfulness In your online Business

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
Mindfulness can enable you to see more clearly when starting your online business. When you are feeling overwhelmed from all the information you are researching and learning how to market, mindfulness can quiet the mind and help you to focus on individual tasks.  You are more likely to come up with new ideas of what you want to do and drill down on the solutions to problems encountered.  You may have greater self awareness of your shortcomings and how to address ...
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How will a blog help to build an Internet Business.

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
If you are looking to start an internet business and you have your product, how are you going to market it? You may have lots of questions about starting an internet business and lots of questions about marketing but do you have any solutions. I have a solution for you, try blogging.  No, sorry do not try, take action and start a blog. You have another question, how do I start a blog? I have another solution for you.  Always carry a pen, paper/pad, ...
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How to prepare for Retirement with an Home based Business

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Home and Family
When you are starting out with your online business, you may still be In full time employment.  This would include myself.  I am looking to retire in 18 months and I do not believe my pension will replace my salary and so I realised that to retire when I want to, I needed to find something to supplement my pension initially and then to enable me to enjoy my retirement without worrying about the bills. Don’t get me wrong, I am ...
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Life Skills learned for your Online Business

by Gwen Gould Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
Life Skills Skills learned in a previous career can be used in your online business.  I myself have used skills learnt whilst working as a midwife, in my online business.  What skills, you may ask, could you possibly use? Part of my job as a Midwife was to instruct couples in Hypnobirthing.  This included concentrating on breathing, techniques to relax, visualisation and affirmations. I also showed couples how to use ‘the cloak of protection’ to ward off negativity from others who did not believe ...
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Four Stages of Learning

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Learn, Do Teach Many people ask if they have the ability to make a successful online business.  Of these people many already have the skills to be successful but they do not realise this. In order to be successful online we need to learn how, put in practice what we have learned and then teach others how to follow. As a Midwife I had to first complete my training, following this I consolidated what I had learned and gained experience working as a ...
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How to learn what is Mindfulness.

by Gwen Gould Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Back in September, I stopped off on my way home and called in at a friends’ I had not seen in ages. My friend had recently started a Bed and Breakfast with her daughter from her Bungalow.   My friend invited me in for coffee and said that she had a family of five adults staying from Singapore.  They had arrived the day before and where at present in town buying ingredients to cook her an evening meal . A Chance Meeting ...
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