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Singing Doll Comforts Elderly Woman with Alzheimer’s

This is my mother Joan Barbara.  Music therapy works.

This is Day 1195 for my wife and I as her primary caregivers.  My wife is the one who found this singing doll at a Goodwill store in Ohio.  She is also the one who recorded this video.  My wife rocks.

We have had some difficult times with her.  Still this is one of the better moments.

Alan Zibluk
Bethany, CT
http://alzibluk.com

Part 4 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

 

4. Want to Improve Yourself?

Once you actually start, you will realise that blogging has the ability to improve your language and communication skills (especially if you are blogging in a language that is not your mother tongue). This happens automatically as you start reading and researching your post topics.

The more you write the more you'll find yourself checking for grammatical and spelling errors and trying to get the message across more effectively. You also learn how to entertain and perhaps even coax readers through your writing.

Sidebar: To help with this you can try Grammarly. Grammarly is free and it helps ensure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Grammarly also has browser extensions for Chrome, Safari and Firefox. 

Blogging also gets you connected to a range of new people from various countries, with different cultures and backgrounds. Who knows, you may even form relationships if you communicate with them through the comments section. 

It is really quite exciting watching more and more people subscribe to your blog, post comments, ask questions and just start interacting with you and other members. As you get good responses to your posts it will positively impact your self-esteem which will consequently improve your life.

Stay tuned for Part 5!

 

Melody Christie

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Scaling Your Value with MarketHive

Scaling Your Value with MarketHive!

If you want to provide value in ways that scale, you ought to think about scalability when choosing the format for providing your value. Some modes of providing value scale much better than others.

The Mindset of Scaling

Basically you want to consider these three questions:

  1. What is the value I’m providing and to whom?
  2. What would it look like for 100 people to receive similar value simultaneously?
  3. How can I continue to provide value while I’m sleeping?

Let’s begin with the first question. Suppose you’re currently working as a hairstylist. You provide value by cutting and styling people’s hair. And suppose you currently serve one client at a time, so your income is determined by the number of clients you serve and how much you charge your average client. Maybe you sell some products on the side as well.

You can increase your income by becoming more skilled or by improving the way you market your services, so you can charge more per client. But your income is still largely determined by how many clients you can get into your chair. Scaling beyond a certain point becomes difficult.

Now let’s try the second question. You couldn’t personally perform hairstyling services for 100 people simultaneously, so you’ll need help to provide this much value at once. You could recruit 100 stylists, perhaps by opening a very large salon. Then you could invest your time in marketing and advertising, both for clients and stylists, and it’s easier to scale these activities than it is to scale styling hair. This might take some investment of course, but if you received a share of each stylist’s revenue, you could scale your income by hiring and training more stylists. Eventually you might need to branch out to other regions and open more salons too.

There are other pathways of course, but the key is that someone or something else needs to be doing the haircuts. You have to break free of the limitation of performing each haircut yourself. Instead of doing the haircuts, you need to be responsible for making the haircuts happen, which is a more flexible and expansive way of thinking about providing value. If the value has been received because of what you’ve set into motion, you’re still providing it.

What about the third question? If you want to provide haircuts even while you’re sleeping, you could open a 24/7 salon and have stylists working there at all hours. Or you could offer franchises for your salons. Or you could create courses or training programs for stylists or for other salon owners. If you make your training available online, then people could take your courses anywhere in the world, and people could be learning and using your methods to cut hair even while you’re sleeping.

Digital Scaling

Putting content into digital form is a major scalability breakthrough that allows you to create something once and then leverage it to provide value to people again and again at near zero cost.

The advantage of putting value into digital formats like text, audio, video, images, or software is that you’ve eliminated some major barriers to scalability. In particular, you’ve decoupled the delivery of your value from your personal time.

Going back to the hairstylist example, if you create a blog, video, ebook, or online course to help other stylists, then there’s no effective limit on how many other stylists can receive your value, even while you’re sleeping.

The main difference here is in mindset. By asking different questions, you end up with different solutions. The main focus is on how to provide value to more people. Today that focus is likely to lead you to the Internet eventually. The Internet is humanity’s great scaling mechanism for providing value globally.

How to Scale

A good first step in devising scalable approaches is to stop doing things that don’t scale well. At least stop doing them in the ways that don’t scale.

For the hairstylist that means to stop cutting so much hair because cutting hair yourself doesn’t scale well. Put more time and energy into figuring out how to make good haircuts happen. For instance, book slightly fewer appointments, and spend the extra time working on the scalability challenge.

Sometimes a good scalable source of value is a small pivot away from the non-scalable work you’re already doing. For instance, suppose our stylist is a great conversationalist, and suppose she noticed that she gets better tips than her coworkers, perhaps 20% better on average. And suppose she notices the pattern that hairstylists who can carry interesting conversations while cutting hair are typically getting larger tips from their clients.

She could create a course to teach other stylists to become better conversationalists. She could put that course into a digital form, such as audios or videos, and offer it online. And the tangible benefit she can offer is to help stylists increase their tips by up to 20%. How much would 20% more tips be worth to a stylist over the course of a year? Even if it’s just a modest 5% increase, how much would that be worth? She can price and promote her course fairly based on the real benefit she’s providing. Her course could be worth hundreds of dollars to the right people, so she doesn’t need a ton of sales to make a nice income from selling the course. As she scales up the course sales, she can continuing working as a stylist if she enjoys it, or she can retire from working as a stylist altogether and focus on her course and other scalable offers.

In this case she’s not making more haircuts happen, but she’s taking a small subset of her work, one she might have easily overlooked, and she’s recognizing that it can be a serious source of value for other stylists (as well as for their clients). Furthermore, she might even have the potential to expand her work into other fields that also involve carrying on a conversation while serving customers.

I know many dozens of people who’ve done these types of pivots in a wide variety of fields. They can work very well in practice.

Notice that the type of work changes though. First you create a source of value that can scale, such as a course. Then you must also do the work of scaling it. Nobody will know about our stylist’s course unless she gets the word out, so her real work just shifted to marketing and sales, most likely online. This will allow her to leverage marketing tools to find clients and scale up the number of people taking her course, even while she’s sleeping.

When people get stuck in this process, they often miss this last step. Scaling does take some work, and it is an activity. Most income streams don’t auto-scale. You need to do the work of scaling them up. Otherwise it’s like launching a website that no one visits.

But notice the key difference between doing one-time work that doesn’t scale versus doing the actual work of scaling up. In the latter case, your rewards are compounded. For instance, you could set up a decent system to attract potential students, and once you have that up and running, you can keep building it up further.

As I shared, a common difference between scarcity-minded people and abundance-minded people is that scarcity-minded people typically spend most of their time doing maintenance work. This means that they work to maintain their income, such as by trading hours for dollars. By contrast, abundance-minded people usually spend a good bit of time on advancement work. They invest their time and energy to advance and increase their income streams, not merely to maintain those streams.

How many hours in a typical working month do you spend doing advancement work? This means creating scalable income sources and then scaling them up? Do you have any scalable income sources yet?

Of course you won’t always succeed when you try to create a scalable income source and then scale it up. But each time you try an approach that doesn’t work, you’ll learn something, and you’ll eventually discover approaches that do work.

Can everyone scale up this way? What happens when everyone tries to do this? Well… let me know when everyone really is trying in earnest to do this since it would be a pretty huge shock to me. People really seem to struggle with the basic mindset here, acting as if scalable income is some alien concept. It seems clear that we’re moving into a phase of life on earth where more and better scaling is becoming possible and accessible thanks to the Internet and ever-evolving tech, including further developments in AI.

I have many friends who’ve scaled up to 7 and 8 figure income streams, and they don’t work any harder than those with non-scalable income. They just approach the problem of providing value differently, thinking about scalability up front before committing to a particular direction.

Making Scalable Offers

If you do any work at all, then you’re already making offers. So how scalable are your offers?

If you make offers with low scalability, such as trading your time for money via salary or hourly rate, then you’re placing a fairly low ceiling on your income. You may also be setting yourself up for a sensation of time scarcity if the only realistic way to scale your income is to work more hours (if you even have that option).

On the other hand, if you make offers with high scalability, then as soon as you pass the threshold of covering your expenses, everything beyond that is a bonus. Interestingly, you may need different forms of motivation to move beyond this point, such as developing a stronger sense of mission or purpose.

Think about some small subset of your work where you actually feel you do a good job but you also feel like your skills in this area aren’t being leveraged too well. Could you teach someone to get a little bit better in some area of life? What would that mean to someone over the course of a year or more?

There’s nothing weird or odd about scalable offers. You may be less experienced with them if you’re more familiar with offers that don’t scale, but don’t dismiss the potential for learning to leverage scalability. Even if you aren’t scaling your offers, there’s a good chance you’re playing a role in someone else’s scalable system. So if you aren’t scaling your value, someone else is probably using you to scale theirs.

Personally I find that my best framing for making scalable offers is caring. If you genuinely care about providing value to people and creating some positive ripples in the world, then why be so selfish with your value and limit it to just a few people? Why not do something to help a lot more people if you can?

I learned this powerful lesson as a game developer. I could use my talents to create a game, which was limiting, or I could share what I learned from my own experience to help other game developers, which was more expansive and scalable. This helped more developers complete their projects, so more games got released, and more players got to enjoy them. The ripples I could create from helping other developers were greater than the ripples I’d been creating from working on my own games. It was this mindset that helped me carry forward into creating scalable sources of value when I began doing personal development work years ago.

You may have some internal objections to going this route, such as wondering if you can provide any value worth scaling. Join the club. Everyone has objections. The people who go this route just don’t let their objections stop them. They see the irrationality of those objections and use better reasoning. They understand that if they seek ways to provide scalable value, it may take time, but they’ll eventually figure it out.

This is where caring helps again. If you care then you’ll also listen and observe. You’ll find out if people are indeed receiving value from your scalable offers, and you’ll learn what effect your efforts are having. You won’t be able to measure all of the ripples, but you’ll be able to see some of them, and that’s very motivating when you start seeing positive ones.

One of the key benefits of scaling that people often overlook is how much thanks and appreciation they’ll receive (sometimes for the rest of their lives) for providing value to people in ways that scale. Consider how much appreciation J. K. Rowling must receive because she took the time to share her imaginative stories in the form of a scalable medium. When you tell a story, are you putting it into a scalable form that can provide value to others indefinitely, or will your stories die with you?

Join Markethive to learn how to scale up effectively and how to develop your strategy, where we deliver printed, video and live educational offers to get you acclimated and up to speed.

 

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"Republished from StevePavlina.com"

Part 3 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

Want to earn some money?

There are many ways people earn from blogging and you could too. Whilst it may take time to build a following and start earning a regular income from blogging, it is possible. Here are a few ways you can start.

1) Affiliate Programs

There are countless affiliates programs online and many of them provide you with marketing collateral like banners, images and unique referral links. If you write a post that is related to that affiliate program, you can easily add your affiliate links within the article itself. 

Alternatively, you can also add a banner at the beginning or end of your blog (similar to what I done here for Markethive).

You can also check out the Blog Posts section on my "Hacking Travel" Group to see how I've incorporated Amazon product links there and how you can do something similar.

2) Banner Advertising

Once your blog has a regular flow of visitors and you have the stats to show this, you can sell advertising space and invite companies with complementing products or services to buy a spot.

For instance, if your blog is about parenting you could invite companies that sell educational games or other children related items to buy an ad spot. 

If your blog is about places to visit in Colorado, for example, you can make a deal with your favourite local bakery and invite them to buy an ad spot or tell them you will advertise their bakery for free if they can give your readers a free croissant or coffee every Tuesday, or something like that. 

3) CPC / PPC / CPM Ads

Cost per click (also called pay per click) ads are usually banners that can be placed within your blog content or in the sidebar. Each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click. Your reader does not actually have to buy anything from the advertiser. They only need to click the ad.

CPM Ads (“cost per 1,000 impressions,”) on the other hand are ads that pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad. This is great if you have a high traffic blog.

One of the most popular networks that provide this type of advertising is Google AdSense. Many bloggers employ this method because they do not need to contact any advertisers as Google takes care of all that. 

You only need to place the banner on your site and Google will determine what ads are relevant to your content. When your viewers click on the ads, you will get paid by Google. That's it.

Of course, Google is not the only company to offer this type of advertising. There are other companies such as Infolinks.com and Media.net, that you can check out.

It is worth mentioning that you will not earn a large amount right of the bat, but as you continue blogging, creating a brand for yourself and establishing yourself as an expert, you will start to see the money come in.

4) Paid to Blog

Finally, there is a platform that actually pays you to blog. It's called Markethive. I personally prefer this method because my earnings are not solely dependant on anyone clicking my affiliate links or banners or ads. In addition, it allows me to earn with my very first blog post. Very few platforms in this world give you that opportunity. Plus they pay you in cryptocurrency!

Of course, my hope is that my readers find the content I provide helpful and useful and so they follow through to purchase whatever they need to through my links but knowing that I'm earning just for blogging, is nothing short of awesome! Want to start earning for every blog post? Click here.

Stay tuned for Part 4!

 

Melody Christie

Where life takes me..

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Part 2 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash

 

2. Do you want to help others?

Think about it, how many times have you desperately Googled for something and then found the answer you were looking for in a blog post?

In the same way, if you choose to blog on a topic you have some experience with, you could very well provide the answers to questions many people are searching for.

For instance, if you're an Entrepreneur, you could offer advice to others who are considering becoming one, talk about the things to look out for when choosing a business, potential pitfalls, the need to commit and spend at least a little time each day working on their project and such.

Or if you are a foodie (yes, it's a thing now), you could tell people where all the best restaurants, cafes and eateries are, the best time to visit to avoid standing around waiting for a table, etc.

Think of it as helping people. Put yourself in their shoes and consider;
– what they are searching for
– what they need help with
– what you already know
– what you are good at
– how you can help them

It's heartwarming going through the reader's comments knowing your post has helped someone.. even if it's a seemingly small thing like how to re-open a browser tab they've closed prematurely 🙂 (<– this was not a blog post but it was one of my early shares and the response was just great)

If you would like to test your blogging skills, Markethive is a free platform that provides you with everything you need to do just that. Plus it comes with a community of supportive Entrepreneurs who are happy to guide you along the way… and the icing on the cake? You get paid for every post you make! What else could you ask for?

Click here to start your free Markethive account in 1 minute flat!

Melody Christie

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Part 1 – 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

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Blogging has become an extremely popular thing to do these days. 

What started out as someone having a kind of online diary has morphed into something anyone can use to discuss anything they like – whether it is their daily activities or promoting a business, sharing political opinions, or doing movie reviews, discussing travels, you name it!

In this series, we'll be discussing the reason why you should start a blog and how it could add value to your life or business.

 

1) Got a fantastic hobby?

If you're passionate about something, you probably won't stop blogging about it until someone pries your fingers away from the keyboard. 

Starting a blog can be confusing especially if the internet, WordPress, hosting, SEO, etc. are all new to you. 

You could start a blog very easily by using Markethive though. The entire platform is already set up for you and so all you need to do is actually pick a title and start typing 🙂

Blogging can be quite fulfilling especially when your posts gain popularity and people start to read your posts, send in their questions and comments, etc.

Blogging will also encourage you to get out and learn more and more about the subject you're blogging about thereby giving you a never-ending supply of fresh content for your blog. Plus, you can blog from anywhere!

You will be so pleased with yourself once you have a community of like-minded individuals around you, all contributing towards the success of your blog and hobby.

Stay tuned for the next article!

 

Melody Christie

Where life takes me..

Note: I have to warn you though, with the people being the way they are these days, they won't just skip your blog or keep quiet if they don't like what you're saying. There are those who seem to think it their duty to point out every error or to just be negative in the comments section, so..

DO. NOT. LET. IT. BOTHER. YOU. You just do you 🙂
 

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Solo Build It: Everything A Solopreneur Needs To Build An Online Business

Solo Build It!: Everything A Solopreneur Needs To Build An Online Business

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Building a website correctly is just one step out of 10 in SBI!'s comprehensive, business-building process.

SBI! guides you methodically through every part of building an online business, from the beginning (evaluating, picking and refining your business concept) to the "end" (growing the largest and most stable income possible). — Solo Build It! ("SBI!") is the ONLY product that enables you to build online businesses at the highest rates & levels of success.

The proof?

SBI! delivered 9X to 115X more high-traffic successes in scientific, objective and VERIFIABLE head-to-head studies vs. Wix, WordPress, Squarespace, and GoDaddy.

 

Succeeding by Helping Others Succeed in MarketHive

Succeeding by Helping Others Succeed in MarketHive

What do you think about self-help gurus that achieve most of their success (financial or otherwise) through the vehicle of their work as a self-help guru?

What can we say about a motivational speaker who talks about success but whose greatest success is being successful at speaking about success?

I see no problem with this, as long as the speaker is honest.

Problems occur when a speaker pretends to be something s/he is not, such as falsely claiming to be a millionaire through a prior business that was in truth a financial disaster, while reaping massive profits from book and seminar sales that teach people how to get rich.

I believe it’s wonderful to run a business centered around helping people, even one that follows a recursive pattern like helping people help others in the same way you’re helping them. If the demand for such work is there and if it truly benefits people, then this is a perfectly acceptable business model. In fact, I think it’s one of the more intelligent business models available. Why not help yourself by helping others?

I ran a computer games business for more than a decade and enjoyed some success with it. I could have continued to grow that business, but a funny thing happened along the way. I started writing articles to help other independent software developers, and over a period of years, my articles became more popular than my games. In the long run, I had a greater impact by teaching other people how to run a business like mine as opposed to minding my own business. More creative games were released into the world as a result of the articles I wrote, many more than I could have developed within my own company.

As I began writing articles that weren’t limited to software developers, on topics like goal-setting and productivity, my influence widened. Soon people were coming to my games site just to read the articles. Trying to sell games to those visitors made little sense, since most of them weren’t even interested in games.

Eventually I realized I could provide a better service (and ultimately build a better business) by writing more articles instead of releasing more games. It made no sense to continue publishing games when I had all these people coming to my games website looking for personal development advice.

It’s funny that even though I was running a computer games business, my passion for personal growth couldn’t help but come through.

Back then it was hard to get my head around what was happening. At first I saw the unplanned shift in my visitor demographics as a semi-annoying problem. I thought maybe I should stop posting new articles on my site. But eventually I recognized that this was a golden opportunity. If I could attract personal growth enthusiasts to an indie games site, imagine what I could do with a website that was actually focused on personal development. ????

Initially it was hard to step into the role of teacher. I kept thinking of the expression, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” It didn’t help that many of my friends and associates in the gaming industry reacted with a similar attitude when I informed them of my decision to start a personal development website and to retire from the gaming industry.

I stuck with my decision though. The demand was too much to ignore. I had inadvertently stumbled upon a better way to provide value to people. The longer I kept publishing games, the more I felt I was wasting time. By holding back on the personal development side, I was robbing people of a better service I could have been providing.

Although I don’t actively encourage people to start up their own personal development websites, hundreds of people have told me they started blogs and websites because of my work, often crediting articles like How to Make Money From Your Blog and 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job. Most of those sites were on personal growth topics as well.

At first I wasn’t sure if this was a good thing. I wasn’t worried about competition because I don’t think in terms of scarcity, but I was concerned that there were too many people jumping into the field, and I knew most of them would fail. Most people just aren’t serious about this kind of work and quit within a few months. But some of them committed themselves and achieved great success; many were able to quit their day jobs as a result.

It’s rewarding to visit some of these sites today and see how far they’ve come. They continue to provide a valuable service to their visitors. Moreover, the site owners are contributing much more value than they ever did before.

Most of these newer sites are run by people much younger than I am. For many it’s their first real business venture. They may not have much real-world experience to share, but they do have the desire to help people. This desire pushes them to work on their own growth, so they can have something to share that’s effective. Generally, those who try to fake success don’t get very far, but those who are honest about sharing their journey along the way can definitely provide a lot of value.

It isn’t necessary to be some kind of uber-guru in order to help people. You don’t have to make a ton of money, find the perfect relationship, or achieve your ideal physique before you’re able to contribute. You can start by sharing what you know, which is probably a lot more valuable than you give yourself credit for.

You don’t need to be a guru to write articles like that. It’s not that difficult to share what you know.

You don’t have to be the best at everything. You can still put yourself out there. You can still make a contribution. You can still give something of value to people.

How do you know if what you have to share has value? Share it first, and you’ll soon find out. If it provides value, people will tell you. If it doesn’t, people will usually ignore you. As long as you’re getting ignored, keep experimenting by trying to provide value in new and unique ways. Maybe you have a sweet voice and would be better at podcasting than blogging. Or perhaps video would be a better outlet for your creativity. The only limits are in your thinking.

When I released my first independently-developed computer game, it was largely ignored. It took me six months to develop it, but nobody cared. My next game sold a little better, but it was still basically a flop. I tried different game styles and different genres. It took several releases, but eventually I created an award-winning game that sold well for years. It took about five years of trial and error to align my game development skills with creating value for others.

Five years may seem like a long time, but I was coming from a place of knowing virtually nothing about how to run a business when I started. It took a long time to calibrate my skill set to market realities. In the beginning I was trying to create a product to sell, something that would make me money. But in the later years, I focused on offering games that people would love. That is a huge difference in mindset.

When I launched StevePavlina.com, I was able to start providing value to others much more quickly because I wasn’t stuck thinking about making money. I focused on the service side. I soon figured out how to use my skills to give people what they need and want.

I sometimes get emails from people complaining that they aren’t getting rich after blogging for only a few months. One blogger emailed me today to express disappointment that he hasn’t yet surpassed 100 visitors per day. He started his blog less than a month ago. Is it me, or are people getting a little impatient these days?

The most important result to track isn’t how many visitors your website is getting or how much money you’re making. Instead, figure out whether you’re actually making a difference in people’s lives. Are you helping people? Are you providing strong value? If you’re providing genuine value, time and referrals will take care of most of your other key metrics.

Recently I was talking to a friend in the personal development field. Business-wise he and I both had record years in 2008, and we each expect 2009 to blow it away. We joked about the rest of the economy crashing down around us. Why do we feel so optimistic when so many people are nervous? Because we know that we’re providing real value to people. We know that our skills are aligned with contribution. We also have the capacity to do a lot of good for people who are financially struggling, looking for career changes, or feeling uncertain about the future.

Erin is in the same boat. During a recession, more people feel uncertain about the future, and she offers intuitive readings that provide people with great clarity about their lives. Consequently, her income saw significant growth last year as well. Why? Because her skills are aligned with helping people get what they need.

Helping people grow is a service that’s in very high demand. It doesn’t matter that we’re in a (media-fueled) recession. That just means people are more keen to reduce low-value expenditures, and they’re more sensitive to spending money wisely — on purchases that provide the best bang per buck for them. If you’re providing weak value, you’re on shaky ground during a recession. But if you’re providing solid value that meets human needs, a recession can create even bigger opportunities for you — people will drop the fluff from their lives and seek you out instead.

When your business model is no longer fed by sufficient demand, you can always switch to doing something else. But if there’s one thing humanity needs right now, it’s for more of us to step it up and embrace our true potential instead of settling for the limited roles assigned by our social conditioning. In our current environment, there’s still plenty of room for more people to start businesses based on helping and encouraging others to grow. We’re a long way from being over-saturated in this area.

"Republished from StevePavlina.com"

CMS and CRM – FREE and UNLIMITED – only at MARKETHIVE

CMS and CRM – FREE and UNLIMITED –  only at MARKETHIVE

CMS (Content Management System) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) provides two separate objectives in the business software realm. A small business needs both a CRM and CMS and Markethive has them both built-in to make it easier for you. The next generation Inbound Marketing Social/Market Network built on the Blockchain with everything needed to succeed under one umbrella.  

 

What Is A CMS? [Content Management System]

You’ll need a CMS from the outset to build your website/capture page, create content on your blogging platform and get your business up and running. (Think WordPress or Markethive) Even if you're not in business, but want an online presence to showcase a product, start a blog or promote your services, you will need a CMS. 

Key features of Markethive CMS include:

  • Custom domain names: When you join Markethive you receive (for free) a CPanel control panel and WordPress system built into your assigned domain, a subdomain of hivesfeed.com

  • Web hosting: Store your website and all of its data either in the CMS or by integrating with a popular web hosting platform.

  • Site editor: Change the layout of your site, either using code or a drag-and-drop editor.

  • Content Library: Store content for publication including images and videos. 

  • Online-store: Set up a catalog of products and integrate a payment portal so users can shop online via your website.
  • Manages the creation and modification of digital content and typically supports multiple users in a collaborative environment. 

  • Markethive provides capabilities for multiple users to manage content, data and/or information of a website project, or campaign but gives you 100% control of your data. 

Markethive assists you in managing content creation, editing, archiving, publishing, collaborating on, reporting, distributing website content, data, and information.

 

What Is CRM? [Customer Relationship Management] 

CRM is quite different. CRM solutions organize and manage information about leads and customers, and so it is a very important tool. Businesses, sales and marketing teams can utilize this tool to keep track of their leads and make sure they’re communicating with their customers at the most opportune times.

You will need a CRM when you start to accumulate leads and build up your client base. (Think Salesforce or Markethive)  

Key features of a Markethive CRM include:

  • Contact management: Markethive acquires high-quality connections (leads) we call “associates”. In doing so, you have access to call them on their verified cell phone, email them on their verified email, message them through the Markethive system and the multiple social networks our system nurtures each subscriber to add to their account. 

  • Groups System: There is also the groups' system that shares your customized funnel systems with all Markethive members. Markethive is rich in data, but unlike the other systems, your data is yours and their data is theirs.  Only You control it, not Markethive.

  •  Interaction tracking: Document every interaction that you’ve had with your customer, including phone calls, support requests, and purchase history.

  • Lead management: Allows you to sort to specific folders, sort by Social network, GEO, email, phone, capture page. Transfer from one group to another and delete. Markethive also has funnel page systems that capture leads for you through the Markethive One Click Widget

  • Email management: It has utilized the OAuth technology to capture data via capture widgets through a choice of Social Media Sites situated on your capture pages, blogs and profile pages. You can send email campaigns or follow up directly from your CRM.  Email Deliverability: Main Inbox  99.97% Spam 0.0% Tabs 0.0%  Missing 0.03%  

Free when you subscribe to Markethive. There are no limitations on the amount or size of your list of subscribers and no upcharges. 100 addresses or 1 million addresses, you will experience nearly 100% delivery for no costs, for free.

 

Leads Funnel Technology

Markethive funnel technology is the epitome of Inbound Marketing, or Automated Marketing designed to draw visitors and potential customers in, generating massive leads and customers. Your system includes capture pages, survey pages, and your profile page all serving to bring traffic into your platform turning traffic into visitors, then leads, then customers and eventually promoters on your team.  Organic, qualified leads for your business on a platform where you can cultivate those leads into long term clients. A system that meets marketers needs on every level.

Markethive’s capture pages are twofold. Create capture pages to build referrals into Markethive, direct them to a specific group, set up specific autoresponders. Choose from a vast selection of thumbnail templates, or build a more sophisticated capture page with custom configurations for the more seasoned marketer. Either way, similar systems sell for over $200 per month and are complex and less effective than Markethive’s one-click proprietary enrolment widgets. All of this included for free to the moon Markethive.

 

Markethive On Blockchain With MHV Consumer Coin 

Markethive is a Social Media Market Platform that is essentially a hybrid between the social networks, Inbound Marketing, eBay and exchanges. What makes Markethive different to other alternatives is it's built on the Blockchain providing transparency; anyone can look at how we function and see that we are not spying on you. It also means everything you do is encrypted and private. The platform is completely decentralized, encrypted, private and secure. All of our code is open source, meaning privacy, transparency and free speech is foundational.

The Consumer coin, MHV, is being utilized within the Markethive exchange by way of airdrops, the faucet system, which rewards associates using the platform,  bounties, and loyalty rewards and the upcoming vault. So the coin is used within the commerce of the system thus creating the velocity. The Revenue is a vehicle that is used to buy the Markethive coin back in the free market so it can be redistributed into the economic vortex of the system. This is a fundamental difference to the other systems currently out there today.

The Markethive system has been developed to produce revenue in the traditional sense with the added benefits of the blockchain taking it to the next level. Markethive is a philanthropic endeavor. To give, not take. To help not exploit.

 

 

Conclusion 

This is the next generation of all things from the past. This is where it's at. Combining all forms of media and marketing built on the blockchain is the new era of online business. No more standalone platforms with the need to integrate with 3rd parties to create optimum leads and results. Markethive, 20 years in the making has had the forward-thinking and tenacity to integrate the latest technology to deliver a complete ecosystem for anybody aspiring to work online. 

 

ecosystem for entrepreneurs

 

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Deb Williams
Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 
 

 

 

Analysts Alex Kruger and Josh Rager give their Bitcoin Predictions

Analysts Alex Kruger and Josh Rager give their Bitcoin Predictions

Analysts Alex Kruger and Josh Rager give their Bitcoin Predictions

 

Cryptocurrency analyst and economist Alex Krüger says investors should welcome the current withdrawal of Bitcoin and points out that Bitcoin will increase faster and sharper.

Bull market corrections are unavoidable and should be welcome. Assets that go too far up too fast tend to crash the hardest. As everyone who speculated with the price of bitcoin during 2017 and 2018 well knows.

In the short term, analyst Josh Rager points out that BTC ‘s previous support on the one-hour chart shows resistance, suggesting that Bitcoin could fall below $10,000.

$BTC Breaking down to support zone

On 1 hr chart showing top of support zone now acting as resistance

Not a great sign for bulls and want to see price break back up in neutral territory

Continue to watch this area for a break $,10,189 will lead back down to 4-digit BTC

Crypto Money Market

When we look at the price outlook of the crypto money market, we see that Bitcoin experienced a 3% decrease. Bitcoin is traded for $ 10,272. The volume in the last 24 hours is around 16 billion dollars. The market value of Bitcoin is around 183 billion dollars at the time of writing.

When we look at Ethereum, the king of the Altcoins, we see that it traded at $216 with a decline of about 4%. Ripple’s XRP is also down and is trading at $ 0.3

Looking at the coins in the top ten of the crypto currency world, Litecoin traded at $ 94, down 4.80%, Bitcoin Cash at $ 309, down 3.77%, and Binance Coin at $ 30.47, down 0.54% as seen in the

EOS, the number eight in the crypto currency world, traded at $ 4.1 with a decline of 5.77%, while Bitcoin SV, which has seen an effective increase in recent days, is trading at $ 171 with a 0.98% drop. Finally, Tron is trading at $ 0.026, down 9% at the time of writing.

 

BY TULIKA JAIN ON JULY 23, 2019

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member