Where can I find a gig?

Where can I find a gig?

These are some of the best places to find freelance work.  (Courtesy of Entrepreneur.com)

Consider this: Freelancers are expected to become the U.S. workforce majority in the near future. That means we can expect to see more and more freelancing job boards appear. That's not to say we need them. Take a look at the Google search results for “freelance jobs.” You’ll find hundreds of websites that can connect you with prospective clients.

The problem, however, is that not all job boards are created equal. Some are a bit suspicious, causing both freelancers and businesses to question their legitimacy. Others are meant only for seasoned veterans. There are also boards capable of finding work quickly for freelancers, but they won’t get paid very much. Consider it the "price of entry" to the freelance realm.

These obstacles make finding freelance work more complicated than it has to be. That’s why I’ve put together a list of 18 freelance sites to help entrepreneurs find their next gig. Each of these sites is reputable and can be used by freelancers of all experience levels, empowering people to make the most of their skills in a shaky economy.

Related: Become Your Own Boss and Start a Freelance Career in 2020

1. Toptal

If you’re a freelancer designer, developer, financial expert, product manager or project manager, you can find hourly, part-time or full-time work at Toptal. The catch is that Toptal has a rigorous screening process, meaning typically only the top 3 percent of freelance talent that applies is accepted.

This is better suited for talented freelancers who have some previous experience under their belt. However, if you're accepted, you can be certain that you’ll receive competitive compensation.

2. Fiverr

There are a couple of things that make Fiverr stand out from other leading freelance marketplaces. Users get to list the specific jobs where they excel. When I started podcasting, I hired someone on Fiverr to design my cover and another person to create the intro. When I had trouble getting the podcast listed on iTunes, I enlisted another expert to help solve the mystery.

Secondly, because most gigs start at $5, this is a great place to launch your freelancing career. After you land some clients and build up your portfolio, you can start charging more for your services.

3. PeoplePerHour

For more than a decade, PeoplePerHour has been helping freelancers land web-based projects. This site has areas like marketing, SEO and software engineering. What makes it so appealing is that it streamlines the process of signing up. Client communication, project management and payments are all handled in one dashboard.

You can send 15 proposals to clients before having to sign up for the paid plan. However, you can still browse listings and get notified of new openings, even if you don’t sign up for the paid plan.

4. Upwork

Upwork has been around in some form for years. Elance and oDesk were formed in 1999 and 2003, respectively, and merged to found Upwork. Today, Upwork is one of the largest freelance marketplaces in the world, hosting millions of freelancers in industries like design, development, accounting, marketing, writing and customer service.

Like Toptal, freelancers can find short-term tasks, recurring projects and even full-time contract work. Upwork is good for both entry-level and experienced freelancers because of the variety of work listed.

5. Freelancer

Freelancer states that it’s the “the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace,” connecting more than 30 million employees and freelancers across 247 countries. With Freelancer, you can a find a couple of different ways to work. The first way is by creating a profile that highlights your freelancing skills. When a client needs your specific skills, he can chat with you in real time.

The other way is by browsing for work and placing bids on projects that match your talents and interests. When your work is complete, you’ll receive a secure payment via the site’s Milestone Payment System.

6. SimplyHired

SimplyHired is a job search engine that helps people find remote or local work in 12 different countries. SimplyHired contains more than 100 job boards, meaning you'll have access to millions of job openings ranging from marketing to customer service. You can even find nursing and warehouse work.

You can also search for both part-time and full-time work, making SimplyHired a great platform to quickly land a job. It produces a blog that contains helpful advice on how to make yourself more attractive to recruiters.

7. 99designs

99designs should be your go-to marketplace if you’re designer. Anyone truly skilled in creating logos and web and app design can find a home here. Creative freelancers can search for jobs where clients need someone to create marketing materials, packaging or merchandise like T-shirts.

The site also provides numerous resources to assist designers in enhancing their skills. These resources include how-to tips, tutorials, tool kits, e-books and even interviews with seasoned designers.

8. Aquent

Are you a creative professional or a digital marketing expert? If so, you can land your next gig through Aquent. The site gives freelancers the chance to find remote or on-site work in the U.S. You can also find work in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Australia or Japan.

What’s most appealing about Aquent is that its Gymnasium offers free online courses that can help you strengthen your existing talent.

9. The Creative Group

The Creative Group is part of the large Robert Half staffing agency. The site is meant for individuals in creative fields like art, copywriting, photography, graphic design and marketing. You can find temporary, project-based or full-time work.

Simply upload your resume to the site or share your LinkedIn profile. Robert Half's specialists find the right job for your specific expertise and preferences from there.

10. Envato Studio

Envato Studio was established by designers, developers and creatives. This studio can help you land short-term or long-term projects. When a client needs your unique skill set, he browses the site to compare portfolios and pricing. You'll receive recommendations from the Envato Studio community.

Once you're hired, Envato Studio holds the payment until the job is completed and the client is satisfied with the work. Throughout the course of the project, the platform gives you a chance to receive real-time feedback from the client. You can be certain you’re on the right track with this direct communication.

11. Remote.co

Founded by Sara Sutton, who previously founded FlexJobs, this site has been a leading virtual team site for more than a decade. Remote.co is a great platform for anyone who wants to work remotely.

Whether you’re a designer, developer, customer service rep, writer, recruiter or sales professional, Remote.co can help anyone who’s ever dreamed of becoming a digital nomad. If you’re new to remote work, there’s also a handy blog that can help you get started on the right foot.

12. DesignCrowd

DesignCrowd has dubbed itself the No. 1 custom design marketplace in the world. Similar to 99designs, this site lets designers find work. You can design logos, website, business cards, T-shirts and even tattoos.

Clients can select short deadline submissions, such as three to five days. Project turnover is incredibly quick. If you need some extra cash, you can also enter design contests through the site.

13. FlexJobs

This site has more than 50 different career categories for freelancers, virtual workers and full-time employees. FlexJobs is a popular platform for anyone searching for remote or flexible work. All open positions are screened in advance, so you can rest assured that the jobs that have been posted are legitimate.

You have to pay to join, with plans starting at $14.95 per month. You can also participate in skill tests, attend webinars and read up on tips to help your job search. Best of all, you have access to exclusive discounts through partnering websites.

14. Krop

Krop is a job board solely for creatives, like copywriters, photographers and designers. On top of creating a profile to showcase your experience, you can use Krop to build and host your portfolio.

Another perk of using Krop it that it's a site that promotes freelancers to clients searching for new team members.

15. Authentic Jobs

Since 2005, Authentic Jobs has been connecting creative and web professionals to find freelancers. You can contract or moonlight on the job with companies like Apple, Facebook, ESPN or The Motley Fool for free. If you're a freelancer interested in working with these companies, start browsing listings for everything from content strategists to back-end developers to project managers.

Because compensation can range anywhere from under $29,000 to more than $100,000 annually, it’s a nice platform for freelancers of all experience levels.

Related: How to Build Your Own Career as a Freelancer

16. LocalSolo

Recently acquired by Communo, LocalSolo is unlike other freelance marketplaces. It's a localized freelance job board where you can find gigs in your neck of the woods.

It’s free to use, and it doesn’t charge commission fees; it also lets you customize your profile. When you and a client connect, you communicate directly. This way, you can discuss the scope of the project, rates and contracts. As a member of LocalSolo, you also receive discounts from partners like Shopify, FreshBooks, Adobe and DreamHost.

17. Working Nomads

Working Nomads sends you a curated list of remote jobs in areas like development, management, marketing, design, sales and education.

You have the option to receive these notices daily or weekly. You also have the option to find temporary projects or regular employment. Just keep in mind that not every gig is 100 percent remote; some jobs may require you to train on-site or work part-time from home.

18. LinkedIn ProFinder

Chances are high that you already have a LinkedIn profile. Why not get the most out of it? LinkedIn is used by more than 420 million members in some 200 countries, making LinkedIn one of the best resources for connecting professionals.

LinkedIn has more recently decided to get into the freelance game with ProFinder. This gives small business owners and other professionals a chance to hire freelance accountants, bookkeepers, designers, marketers and copywriters. ProFinder also offers career coaches. Your personal coach will review your resume and prepare you for interviews to help advance your freelance career.

Now or at any other time, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and unable to move forward with your entrepreneurial goals. But these sites can empower you to find opportunities that will maximize your skills and allow you to grow your side work into something bigger.


Through the Door or the Window

Through The Door Or The Window


I’m sure we’ve all heard that quote “when life closes a door, it opens a window”. It’s such an old and often quoted (and misquoted) phrase that I cannot even find the original author of this bit of wisdom.

It’s not entirely true of course, there are innumerable instances where closing a door doesn’t open a window of any sort, it just leads you through a better door. The premise, however, is more than when one thing ends, that ending also serves as a new beginning. We can simplify this even further, and break every decision or occurrence down to a simple binary equation, there are actually only ever two answers, a zero or a one, a true or a false, a yes or a no.

Humans don’t really like absolutes, we like the grey areas, the wriggle room, the opportunity to change our minds and try something else. But that is all an illusion. It still resolves back to a two-choice system.

I’m sure many of us have seen Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In it our heroes ship is stuck in a swamp and the wizened old Jedi Master Yoda tells our young hero that the force will allow him to free the ship. Our hero doesn’t believe but says he will try. Yoda replies “Try not, do or do not there is no try…” and our hero tries and fails to free his ship. Defeated, the hero tells his master that he asks for the impossible. The master simply goes and performs the feat our hero just failed at and tells the hero that he failed because he didn’t believe he could succeed. What they never allude to in the film is the fact that the hero gave up and failed because to succeed all he had to do was re-evaluate and try again. Belief is not often needed in practical tasks, just do it again differently.

The master’s words of “do or do not, there is no try” were actually a test, a lesson that we all sometimes need to learn.

We too can try and complicate life by adding windows and doors and speeches and beliefs and give the illusion of more choices. But it still comes down to a two-choice system, to act or not to act.

If you choose to act, you again have two-choices, within that action, and so on.

In our businesses, overcomplicating scenarios for ourselves is to overcomplicate our minds and make it feel a big mountain than it is. Instead, look at it from a decision tree point of view, yes or no, leads to the next yes or no, and the next and the next.

Just make a decision, and stick with it.

These words come at a critical time in the development of Markethive.

The Banner Impression Exchange will be released on May 1st. There are many of us who have invested and have been waiting for the official launch of Markethive, some of us for several years.  If you remember the Bible verse in Proverbs 13:12 that says "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life".  Those of us who have been waiting patiently are about to discover the tree of life.

What is the tree of life exactly? For an entrepreneur, it is simply a stable consistent monthly income that can support yourself and your family.  So many entrepreneurs are looking for this tree of life it is a tragic fact really that many will never achieve their hearts desire?  Why is that?  There are so many marketers out there who are simply interested in their own welfare at the expense of others.

Most MLM companies sell hopes and dreams, but only a very small percentage of their membership every achieve it.  We know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have to say that there is a fundamental flaw in a business model that rewards the few and leaves so much disappointment and shattered hopes and dreams in its wake.

Most Internet Marketers capitalize on the hoards of hungry entrepreneurs that want to become successful, but they only provide one small piece of the puzzle that will lead to success.  Their bread and butter is the seemingly insatiable appetite for online success. Again, just like most MLM companies, they promise big riches for a small investment.  Their customers are led down a never-ending rabbit hole of hopes and dreams that will never be fulfilled. 

The current upgrade to entrepreneur one from Markethive is truly an opportunity like no other. Many of our current Markethivers who have already upgraded to entrepreneur one have been posting about this extensively over the past few weeks.  The reason for this is that everyone wants to make sure that they share the wealth with other prospective entrepreneurs.  Please, please do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Click here to find out more ————–> https://markethive.com/upgrademe


A Better Mousetrap

Build A Better Mousetrap


How many times have you encountered the phrase “a better mousetrap”? You may have used it yourself, or been told to go and build one. As entrepreneurs we’re always looking for that next golden product, the next big thing; basically a better mousetrap.

Quite a few years ago, a very smart man realised that in many ways we have already invented most things that we’re capable of inventing, but that doesn’t mean to say these inventions are perfect, far from it in fact, he realised that there were and are fortunes to be made not in developing new never before seen products but in taking an existing product or concept and perfecting it.

I am of course referring to Steve Jobs (may he rest in peace) and the iPhone. Mobile phones and indeed smartphones had existed for years before the iPhone stormed the world in 2007. In its first iteration, it was far from perfect when compared to some of the other smartphones on the market at the time. But what Steve Job achieved was perfect packaging, perfect marketing. He looked at the most popular features on smartphones at the time and took those features and tweaked them, made them easier to use for the masses, packaged it all up in an easy to use interface using premium hardware (and materials) and created a product that everyone wanted.

When we talk about smartphones now, you can truly say that Apple created a better mousetrap conceptually, but it wasn’t and isn’t perfect, it still has issues even today over ten years later. But it still has the marketing and luxury feel that keep us going back for the new versions time and time again.

Samsung has achieved something similar with their Galaxy range but while in some markets those products sell better, they are certainly now as well marketed as their Apple rivals.

In our world as online marketeers we’re always looking at for the next big hit, we often forget that if we’ve been running for a while, we could have a vast back catalogue of past products, that might have a new lease of life if given “the better mousetrap” treatment. Could your latest product be a lynchpin to drive interest to your back-catalogue? Do you have old products that still have a lot of worth and life left in them and actually just need a fresh coat of paint to make them useful and pertinent in the marketplace once more?

This is true of products and services, and it is certainly true of blog posts as well.  I heard some people say, "How can I do a podcast?  What would I talk about?"  Yet they have dozens or hundreds of posts on a blog they have been nuturing for several years.  Why not take the best of those posts, and make them into podcast episodes?

It’s not always about having the newest product or pushing the boundaries and doing something that no one has done before, sometimes the way to get noticed is to simply perfect an existing product that hadn’t quite reached its stride yet.

If we talk about Markethive, is it a product or a service?  We could debate this, but due to the fact that Markethive is a subcscription and it is used over and over again, I would say it is a service more than a product.

Did Markethive invent social networking? Certainly not, but Markethive did invent the market network for the entrepreneur.  Did Markethive invent the blockchain?  No, but Markethive is the first entrepreneurial market network based on the blockchain.

It is undoubtedly the best value of any service on the Internet today. It has taken quite a bit of time to mature, and now this is certainly the time in which it is about to bear substantial fruit.  With the release of the Banner Impression Exchange on May 1st, the primary income generating machine will be released and it will make entrepreneur one subscribers thousands of dollars per month.  It requires a bit of a leap of faith, but considering the price will jump to $ 1.500 per month after April 30th, the advantage you get for upgrading before that date is substantial.

Please review this offer and make your decision before May 1st. 

Click here to find out more —-> https://markethive.com/upgrademe



New York City in the Snow

New York City in the Snow

Have you ever seen New York in the snow?

On normal days,New York is not dissimilar to any other sprawling metropolis dotted around the globe. Compared to some it might have more history, it may look antiquated and quaint. But it has certain similarities to all of them, hundreds of thousands commute into New York for work every day, some may live there, some not, some will socialise there, some not, there are people living and working in New York who grew up there, but most were born somewhere else. There are over 800 languages spoken in New York City. For this reason, New York is often recognized as the world's most linguistically diverse city. 

But when the working day is over, and the people have gone home, you will see the city laid bare, it’s dirty and noisy, sometimes not very well maintained, there are good bits and bad bits. If you were to walk around New York you might think that the city is near to collapsing under the weight of the sins committed by its inhabitants. You might feel that the air pollution is a result not of the cars and trucks and buses but the exhaled breath of the buildings trying to clear their throats, or the souls in the pursuit of capitalism to which they have been subjected. Sometimes it feels that no matter what might change there is no way it could ever get clean again.

The history, the people, the businesses all combine together in a stew of greed and capitalism, similar stews can be found across the globe. But then occasionally something funny happens, something that reminds us all that it is simply a thin veneer, a mask that hides the true city and its people. It’ll snow…

New York in the snow is simply one of the most beautiful and incredible places in the world, even the most hardened of capitalists can be seen shrugging off the business mask and enjoying the sheer beauty that the falling snowflakes bestow upon the city. The news media will always predict the worst when snow hits, and people will stay away, but if you do venture in, you’ll see magic in the making. In the exact same city with added snow you see the true beauty of each person that normally day to day is masked away.

People will stop and gaze at white parks and snowflake encrusted trees and bushes, the whole city will have a glistening sheen across it that seems to promise that all is not lost, magic still lives there and all you have to do is let it in. People might smile easier and forget about the late or non-running trains when the city is graced with white flakes. There is a air of joy and relaxation that isn’t there the rest of the year.

Stop and look around you right now, where you are now, be it at work, at home on a train or plane. Does life feel magical or is it simply one more stressful situation you’re moving through to get to the next one? Wouldn’t you feel happier if you could look around and see fields of pristine white, promising you that everything is new again? That’s what New York in the snow feels like, it feels like a fresh start.

Do we honour it or lead it to ruin? In every situation, think of snow. Be it stressful or anxious, there are reasons to find joy and something to embrace and move forward with. We just have to see those opportunities as beauty and grab them, move forward not from a stressful place but from one of joy and newness, just like New York seems to when it snows…

I don't know why, headed into spring I thought of this.  Maybe it was images of the city with no traffic due to this stay at home period. The streets are empty now as though there had been a snowfall.  But the bustle will not return in a day or two like it does after it snows. There is no sense of when the city might return to it's bustling former life.  There is an eerie shadow hanging over the city right now. Even some billboards in Time Square are now empty.  New York just seems sad right now, almost like it did after 911, except that the rebound was swift and energetic after that tragedy.  This current epidemic is just silently taking hundreds of lives every day, and the statistics are heart and mind numbing.

These images of New York City in the snow are somehow comforting since they were taken under more "normal" circumtances.

The most important thing right now is to remain optimistic, as difficult as that may be. This time will pass, and although the scars still may show for quite a while, we have to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Just as our faith in God should be unchanging, so should our ultimate optimism be steadfast as a rock.  We believe in a better future because God cannot leave the world as it is.  Ultimately there are enough holy and righteous men and women on the earth that God cannot and will not abandon this earth until we see the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Since you are here in Markethive, what should you do during this historical time?

Review these 2 videos below and make your decision to upgrade to entrepreneur one.  This is the best way to insure you and your family's prosperity for now, and well into the future.



Thank you and best success in all of your endeavors!


John Lombaerde



Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

On YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGB1P1jKIoE

I’m sure you’re familiar with the song ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan, a truly great classic folk song that has been covered by many musicians over the years.

What you might not know is that it was originally written for the film Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid. The song plays in the scene where Sheriff Colin Baker, an ally of Pat Garret has been shot by Billy the Kid; Baker and his wife are down by a riverside in the final moments of his life and his death actually takes place offscreen.

So you could say that the song is about endings and death, but if you change your thinking slightly you could actually say that it’s also about rebirth and new beginnings – the next step on the universal journey. It might mean starting the life you were always meant to lead, it could be starting that new business or job, bringing on a new set of products or launching into a new business sector. It might be more personal, moving in with a partner, getting married, starting a family. But as with all things, for something new to begin something has to end.

In our lives and our businesses, there will be many deaths and rebirths, old ideas and concepts die hard, but they make way for the new ones. Yes, we could be afraid of change, but that fear isn’t going to stop those changes from coming to pass. So, why not embrace it as something new with the potential to grow?

We started our businesses to change our lives, was it to enrich them? To get away from a scenario that was holding us back? Maybe we wanted to readdress our life/work balance, but in a very real way what we’re all trying to do is get our own little slice of heaven. Where things come together and fit just right.

So here’s the lesson for us – we’re conditioned to see the endings and to be fearful of them, to fight against them, to hold onto what we had before and not let it go, but each and every ending has to happen at exactly that moment for our new beginning to form. Sometimes it might indeed be painful, but it was always going to happen! You can choose to embrace and wallow in pain of loss, or you can choose to take it as a lesson in life, learn from it, analyse its’ cause, absorb it, then consign it to where it has to be… the past. Leave it there and move onto the adventure, the new opportunity, apply the lessons the past have imparted on you and before you know it, the next knocking you hear could very well be you knocking on the door of the heaven you have been seeking to create. As Timon famously told his buddy Pumbaa in Disney's "The Lion King", sometimes you have to put your behind in your past.

I am not sure how many Markethivers realize that with the enterprenur one upgrade this is very much like knockin' on heaven's door right now.  The $ 100 offer is only available until May 1st.  This the door of opportunity knockin' and everyone would be wise to open this door while you can.

It may sound like a pretty bold statement, but never before in the history of internet marketing has there been such an offer.  To either the naiive or uninitiated, it may not look like that.  I understand this. You may have seen so many posts on the newsfeed recently you may think it is hype, but it is certainly not.  Please take a close look at this opportunity before it slips through your fingers, and time runs out.



PS – Here are a couple of fine covers of Bob Dylan's song.  I hope you agree. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrPHeRvmjqM  (From the french blind auditions of the voice)

Also this cover – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnKbImRPhTE

You are your own Economy

You are your own Economy

Have you come to this realization yet?

You Are Your Own ‘Economy’

You are the one who will make or break your finances. You are the one who runs your world. You are the one steering your ship – no one else.

We don’t know how long this isolation will last, but it’s an almost sure bet that you have at least 60 days to focus and achieve at least one BIG thing. This could be to add significantly to your bottom line, to produce a hot selling product with a massive launch, to learn a new skill that will pay off in a big way… whatever you want to do, you now have about 2 months to totally focus on it and get it done.

This is your chance to work on your business instead of working in your business. Working in a business is just maintaining it. Working on a business is growing that business.

Most people are going to waste this precious time. Don’t you be one of them!

2 to 12 months from now, things will be getting back to ‘normal,’ whatever that means. It might be a slightly different normal, and that’s okay. We will not devolve into some post-apocalyptic hellscape, so stop watching those kinds of doomsday movies.

Humans have survived pandemics for hundreds of years and likely longer than that. We always survive. We’re kind of like cockroaches that way. Nothing keeps us down for long. This is a brief hiccup in the space-time continuum that will give you stories to tell your grandkids.

Already China is beginning to get back to normal. All of their makeshift hospitals are closed. All 42 Apple stores are reopening. China is reopening theme parks. Cases have dropped sharply in Korea. And all over the world, scientists are working relentlessly to discover which treatments, drugs and vaccines will work against this virus.

Yes, it’s going to get worse in many places before it gets better. But if China and Korea can get out the other side of this, then so can we.

Know that some people have made their FORTUNES during the worst of times. You could be the next one, but only if you turn off Netflix and get busy.

People will be selling things during this entire Covid-19 period. They will be selling day and night. And many of them will indeed make fortunes. Never before have we had so many captive people with so much time on their hands, surfing the net and looking for help, instruction and something to get their minds off what’s going on outside.

You can be reactive and react to what’s happening with a fearful mindset.

Or you can be proactive and lean into what’s happening with a hopeful, optimistic mindset.

With that in mind, here are some tips to help you succeed, whatever your goal might be:

Step 1: Program Your Subconscious

The time to position yourself for massive success when this crisis passes (and it will) is right now.

You’re most likely at home now with extra time, so let’s make the most of it.

The first step is to get your thinking where it needs to be. Focusing exclusively on the news and how terrible the situation it won’t help you to be productive in the slightest.

Limit news intake to once per day. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. This is such basic advice, but for most of us, it’s the advice we need right now.

Start feeding your mind positive thoughts both night and day. Did you know that 90% or more of your actions come about because of the programming in your subconscious mind? And that the best way to program your subconscious mind is to do it when you’re sleeping, relaxed, or paying attention to something else?

Find YouTube videos of affirmations that play for hours. Or you can find music that soothes and relaxes you.  My personal favorite is a jazz station WBGO.org that I listen to solely as I work all day every day.

If you’re going to bed, listen loud enough to hear and quiet enough to sleep and let it run.

If you’re awake, play it in the background while you do other things. Again, play it loud enough to hear, but quiet enough that it doesn’t distract you.

It’s amazing the difference this one simple step can make.

Be grateful. Go through your day thinking of all the things you are grateful for. Make lists and read them aloud. Express your gratitude when you wake up and when you go to sleep.

These are such simple things, but over time they make profound changes in how you see the world and how you respond to opportunity in your life.

Step 2: Choose Your Point of View

I’ve heard from some marketers who are afraid to send out a promotion during this period because they’re worried they will look heartless.

I’ve seen other marketers who are taking this opportunity to promote their products as being exactly what people need right now.

Guess which marketers are making money?

If your competition thinks this is the right time to STOP email marketing or marketing of any kind, then that’s all the better for you.

It’s not rocket science to know that if you don’t send out emails and promotions, you don’t get sales. But I also understand that you don’t want to seem like a cold, heartless person who never stops asking for the sale, either.

Basic Email Rule: When it comes to email marketing, more is always better as long as your emails don’t bomb.

While you will want to tailor and even reframe your promotions during this crisis time period it’s important that we first talk about getting your point of view to the right place.

Many, many people have been thrown out of work because of this pandemic. They need help. They need solutions. They even need distractions and entertainment. And most likely, they need YOU.

As I write this, Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 employees as fast as possible. Why are they doing this? Because suddenly the world has gone virtual, and that includes shopping for tangible goods, too.

Are you familiar with direct marketing? We’re talking about sales-letters-in the-mail kind of thing. You don’t see as much of it as pre-internet, but it’s still a huge industry.

And do you know when a direct marketer's favorite time is? A recession. Because during a recession, people are at home with nothing to do but read the mail. These people want diversions, they want help, they want answers.

And if you can give it to them, they will gladly pay.

That is the attitude you need right now; that people WANT what you are offering, assuming it’s a good product that fills a need or desire.

I don’t know what you’re selling, but whatever it is, odds are people either want it or need it right now. Do you sell online marketing info? People the world over have just discovered the importance of having an online income. They need and want what you can offer them.

Do you sell health advice? People the world over suddenly have time to exercise, to learn meditation to calm their nerves, to discover herbs to take for their health, to learn how to eat healthily and so forth. They need your help NOW.

Do you teach a hobby? It doesn’t take long for people to get sick of binging Netflix and want to do something else instead, like learn more about their hobby. In fact, hobbies are much better distractions than television, and healthier, too. What can you teach them now? What product can you offer them that they can consume while they’re waiting for this period out?

You get the point. Whatever it is that you offer, odds are there are folks who want it and need it now, in the middle of a pandemic.

Stop thinking about what people don’t want and start thinking about what they do want.

And for goodness sake, stop thinking that your marketing is somehow intruding on them at a bad time, because this could be the very best time to put your offers in front of them, especially if you add in this next step:


If you are promoting Markethive, and I hope you are, what better time to introduce the possibility of entrepreneurs starting a part-time gig then when they are in a situation where they have been laid off or are underemployed?  We only have a short time now on the super promotional price of entrepreneur one, but that could be exactly the thing that changes a person's entire fortune.

Step 3: Tailor Your Marketing to the Times

People are Scared right now, with a capital “S”. They want answers. They are struggling to find hope. Acknowledge that and talk about that. Tell them you’re scared, too. Be there for them.

Do your prospects or customers need extra attention or hand-holding? Do it. Is there something your prospects need from you to feel you’re there for them? Create it and send it out. It might be as simple as an email that reassures them you are in the same boat they’re in and you’re there to support them.

Be there for your prospects – some of them are terrified right now and need your calming reassurance. Be the person who sends out the friendly, “How are you doing and can I help?” message, not just once, but repeatedly in your messages. Folks will remember that you were there for them long after this crisis has passed.

And they will be much more open to listening to you right now once they know how much you care.

Most of all, be the one who is positive and raises morale among your followers and customers. Right now the media stories and social media posts seem to be 90% or maybe even 98% negative.

People don’t want to be scared all the time. It’s like going to a horror movie that never ends for weeks and months. No one would pay to see that movie, and they sure as heck don’t want to live through it.

Report good news, be positive, stay positive, make others feel positive, and be the force that people can count on to lift them out of this fear that is permeating every facet of life right now.

Back to marketing – tailor your offerings to the situation. For example, if you sell “how to make money online” products, talk about how they’ve temporarily lost their job, and wouldn’t it be great if they had an online income? Well here’s how they can do that.

If you sell health products, let them know this is the perfect opportunity to turn their health around, because without health, what do we have?

If you teach how to attract dates, tell them this is the time to study and become a pro at it, and when this crisis is over they’ll have more dates than they know what to do with.

While this is a global crisis, this is also perhaps the biggest opportunity of your life to help others. And that is exactly how you’ve got to look at this. You are not selling them stuff, you are helping them.

Yes, the end result is the same, but the path you take looks significantly different.

What can you do right now to best help your audience? You probably already know the answer. Now it’s just a matter of keeping your head in the right place and doing it.

Step 4: Have a goal bigger than yourself

This goes right along with what we’ve been saying… this is about helping your customers, not about you making sales. Don’t get me wrong, because I want you to make lots of money. But the best way to do it is to focus on helping and serving and that’s all the time, not just during pandemics.

What’s your goal? How about to help 1,000 people to do “X” in the next 3 months? If your niche is online marketing, your goal can be to help 1,000 people set up $500 a month recurring income. If your niche is health, your goal could be to help 2,000 people lose 10 pounds, or whatever.

Choose a goal that resonates with you. It should preferably be something that excites you so much, you can’t wait to get out of bed to work on it.

NOTE: It’s perfectly okay to have TWO interrelated goals. For example, to help 1,000 people start $500 a month recurring incomes, and for you to make “X” amount of money doing it. In fact, I recommend it.

Step 5: Exercise.

Yes, exercise, every single day. I know this is a weird thing to put into a list of things to do to build your business, but it’s as important as anything else here.

Find exercise videos on YouTube, such as yoga, bodyweight exercises, and so forth, and make it a practice to work out every single day. If it’s allowed where you live, go for a walk, too. Just stay well away from anyone else you might encounter. If you say hello to them, do it from at least 6 feet away.

If you don’t work out every day, you’ll go a little crazy. Your mind won’t work as well, you’ll be more inclined to watch TV than work on your goal, and when all of this is over you’ll find your thinking is fuzzy, your creativity is poor and you may have even gained a few pounds, too.

You are the architect of your reality. You. YOU. Not the people on the news. Not the government. Not the latest pandemic numbers or stock numbers or whatever the latest negative informaion in the news. You determine what happens in your life over these coming weeks.

5.5: Let the Pandemic do Your Marketing For You

Now it’s time to really have fun with this crisis. Yes, I said fun. When someone gets 50 emails screaming the world is ending and one email from you with 10 jokes about washing their hands, which one will they open?

The trick is to find ways to use the pandemic in your marketing. This is something that you will likely never, ever get to do again, so make the most of it.

I’m going to jot down a few ideas here, and hopefully you will take the ball and run with it.

• Hand washing jokes

• Pandemic jokes (in good taste)

• Isolation jokes (notice a theme here? Humor will get your emails opened and read right now, I guarantee it.)

• Beware of this pandemic scam

• 5 pieces of good coronavirus news (you can send this daily)

• How (Company X) is taking care of their laid-off employees

• 5 pandemic heroes you’ve personally met (super market employees, etc.)

• 103-year-old Chinese woman fully recovers from coronavirus

• 10 reasons to be happy about this crisis

• Feeling lonely because of social distancing? Free 15 minute coaching chat with your purchase

• 45 healthy adults test first Coronavirus Vaccine

Positive news is a great way to start an email right now.

And if you’re wondering how you’ll transition from the news to your own marketing, just use a simple line such as, “And here’s more good news…” or “To celebrate this great piece of news, I’m going to…”

Okay, there you have it. The bottom line is that you get to choose how you respond to this crisis, and what you do during your time of isolation.

Of course, do not fail to upgrade to entrepreneur one if you haven't already.






Reflections on Marketing during a Pandemic

Reflections on Marketing during a Pandemic

There is no denying these are challenging times for everyone.

The country you live in matters little. Everyone has been affected one way or another by this global pandemic.

Some are just trying to survive, and are so worried for the future that is all they can handle on a day by day basis.

Others may be eating popcorn and watching Netflix all day.  This is not a joke, I'm sure there are such people out there, even without taking a survey.

I think we should use this time for personal reflection, and to make our entrepreneurial plans for the short and long term future. It will certainly be a competitive environment for the entrepreneur since there will be many more entrepreneurs out there following the taming of the Covid-19 virus. Some will choose entrepreneurship, others will become entrepreneurs by necessity.

I have to admire the restaurants that are continuing to serve food only to go. They are adapting and not giving up in the midst of a crisis. Especially those restaurants serving food to first responders. From a business point of view it may not look wise to give away food, but where do you think those first responders will go first to eat when this is is all over?  When other restaurants are closed, don't you think those owners who manage to stay open are gaining the utmost respect and gratitude from their employees?

Also, don't you think those restaurants serving free food will be entitled to take a massive tax deduction this year? Although I doubt that is the first thing they thought of when they made their decision to serve free food.

Right now it is clear the virus is controlling us, not the other way around, but that is only in the short-term.  The entire worldwide scientific is working furiously at finding a solution to this worldwide scourge. That it why it is so important to use this time productively to make your plans. Never in our lifetimes have we been given such an amount of time to reflect and plan, and perhaps we never will again.

Although we may be headed into a recession, a lot of people lose money and a few people become millionaires or even billionaires. These are the folks who recognize that with great challenge comes great opportunity, and with great adversity comes the potential for gains not seen in good times.

It’s up to you. We can choose to be victims or we can become crisis entrepreneurs and learn to thrive during this time.


I remember quite a long time ago, when there was a gas crisis going on in the US.  No not the one during Hurricane Sandy.  And no not the one in the 70's either.  I am talking about the gas price wars in the early sixties. I am dating myself here, I know.

People were listening to the news, and they feared the collapse of the economy, deflation, inflation, war with the Soviet Union, just about everything was going crazy.  The average price of gas across the country was $ 0.49 cents a gallon, but in some states, the price was as little as $ 0.23 or $ 0.24 cents a gallon.  What did my Dad do during this uncertain situation?  He took my family on a vacation and drove to Florida. Even with the gas-guzzling cars of that time, it was surprising how far you could go on a tankful of gas at $ 0.23 a gallon.


So with the idea of taking advantage of the time we are in, everyone here in Markethive needs to consider whether the upgrade to entrepreneur one is a good idea at this time,, (before May 1st).  It is not a good idea.  It is a great idea. This opportunity will never come around again. When someone knocks on the door of opportunity it pays to open it, and now is the time to do exactly that. 

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Would you like a suit of armor – courtesy of Markethive?

Would you like a suit of armor – courtesy of Markethive?


In medieval times, valiant knights went forth into battle in great suits of Iron and precious metals. These suits were primarily for protection from spears, swords and arrows of course, but also, they told the battlefield that here was a warrior, the more richly detailed the armour, often the greater the warrior. In many ways, it was very pretentious. And from a tactical standpoint often foolhardy, these knights were normally the better trained and more experienced in the ranks and highlighting themselves in such a way, made them a much readier target for their enemy. But that structure was used for hundreds of years.

In our lives and businesses, we wrap many things in suits of armour, in our lives, it might be our hearts or our fears, in our businesses it could be our products or our strategy, our personnel or partners, the things we are afraid to lose or that we fear could damage our livelihoods if affected negatively.

But as much as a suit of armour can provide a form of protection, it can also weigh us down, you certainly wouldn’t go swimming in one for example. The nature of Internet based businesses is that they are highly fluid, you have the ability to react to changing markets and trends very quickly, but if you weigh yourself down in a corporate suit of armour, you sacrifice that agility.

Too often, I have seen small businesses struggling because the people starting them have stayed true to the mentality that they got by working for large corporations. We all started our businesses to get away from that structure, from those limitations, so why are we injecting the same principals back into our own businesses?

Everyone likes to have a feeling of stability, it is in our nature to yearn for that, safety and security are the basic tenants that we are first taught as children. But agility can also be a form of security, being able to react quickly, to realign your goals and tasks to changing markets and requirements they can provide greater protection for your business than the more stoic and clung to processes.

Don’t look to pick just one or the other though, in effect build yourself a hybrid hat encompasses the tenants of both, partly strong and heavy, and partly lighter and more manoeuvrable. Much like a wise seasoned warrior would tailor his armour to fit the battle and conditions he will be fighting in, tailor your business for your chosen battlegrounds.

This balance between nimble and strong is precisely what the entrepreneur one upgrade in Marketive gives you.  You benefit from the strength of Markethive's Alexa rank.  This kind of traffic is huge and unprecedented, AND, it is only growing stronger by the day.

You have the ultimate flexibility to use that traffic to promote your own product or service, OR you can join the banner exchange where you can sell the impressions, (which are 150,000 per month), on an open exchange for whatever you feel they are worth.

Either way, your income is all but guaranteed, the choice is yours.

Find out more here and decide quickly because time is running out.



The Markethive Vault – Unlock Your Potential Chinese





营销和工程天才和远见卓识,首席执行官Thomas Prendergast和首席技术官Douglas Yates以及他的团队正在为钱包安装奠定最后的基础-Markethive Vault。

Vault是您的新银行帐户,也将用更有效和有益的系统取代当前的支付中心。 这将使您的所有购买和升级更易于管理,为您提供奖励并创建一个新的令牌类别,比作一个名为Markethive Ad Credits的stablecoin,通过每月支付给您的折扣和利息来奖励节俭和储蓄。


保险库持有Markethive广告积分和MHV硬币。 它将支付您的门槛金额,您存入金库的MHV硬币和您的硬币夹余额的利息。 它也将是支付**服务的来源。 您将能够通过信用卡和比特币自动或手动资金。 自动付款可以安排保持最低余额,以确保每月有偿服务,如企业家升级顺利运行。


除了支付利息之外,您的保险库中的余额越高,您的Hive排名就越高。 更高的蜂巢排名将解锁额外的横幅和一个新的服务Markethive在不久的将来推出,视频节目,在那里你支付观看视频。





我指的**服务是激励贷款计划,企业家升级和SNAP部门,现在可用。 这也将包括视频广告,新闻稿,升压广告,事实上,在适当的时候所有的服务。



ILP ™ 完全和完全符合监管和UCC代码,这意味着它不是安全。 激励贷款计划是一种贷款。 您选择贷款Markethive的金额没有限制。


最好的部分是即使是小投资者可以通过每月100美元的企业家计划参与。 这将使您每12个月持续为该计划贡献一份ILP的十分之一份额。 这是重要的,因为ILP将像比特币一样,因为它将能够分解为satoshis或bit,即:1百万分之一的令牌。 所以1个完整的ILP等于1百万ILP令牌或satoshis。 更多关于这在即将到来的文章.


这使Markethive能够在ILP上进行赏金,奖励和交易。 ILP和企业家忠诚度计划只是把这个强大的Markethive引擎变成摇钱树。


此外,参加Entrepreneur One忠诚度计划可以解锁即将到来的商务中心和门户网站,横幅广告计划等,并为您的每个转介到Markethive提供匹配的MHV硬币奖金。



S.N.A.P是社交网络自动海报系统的首字母缩写。 这项服务是一个插件到你的WordPress网站,并会自动发布您的文章和博客和您订阅的博客,所有的社交媒体和博客平台。 这给你令人难以置信的复盖面,使您能够在线建立您的品牌知名度和存在。













它是重要的是要注意Markethive不是传销或附属公司,它是一个转介公司。 所以免费会员也可以通过只提到只有三个人将激活水龙头或小额支付和蜂巢排名大大受益. 这意味着你不必在系统中花费任何钱。 只需构建它并获得奖励。








蜂巢排名负责奖金,赏金和收入的增加。 这意味着您将从水龙头获得更多的收入。 如果你是一个企业家升级你得到你的匹配奖金增加。 它也将负责当天的皇家蜜蜂,为您提供当天的额外奖励。 蜂巢排名也在您在保险库中earn取的利息中起着重要作用。 您的蜂巢排名越高,支付给您的利息越多。




保险库是Markethive广告学分将举行的地方。 广告信用类似于一个稳定的硬币。 一个Markethive信用=美元$1. 您将支付100Markethive广告积分,而不是每月支付100美元的企业家升级计划。 这些积分可以通过比特币或信用卡通过保险库购买。 实际上,您能支付任何通过保险库such如横幅节目,SNAP安装,新闻发布,和被赞助的文章和更多因为这些服务被实施和被介绍入Markethive系统。


此外,您可以将Markethive硬币(MHV)存入保险库,您将获得高达5%的MHV复利,将其滚回保险库并积累。 此金库积分可用于购买Ilp或企业家升级。 通过将其放回系统,Markethive正在为您的Markethive硬币提供更多价值,并为您支付利息,类似于投注。




投注只是代表在您的钱包中持有一个固定的时间,在这种情况下,Markethive Vault,然后earning取利息。 投注你持有的硬币是一个相对简单的方法来earn取更多的硬币。 一个人从跑马圈地获得的奖励取决于时间和蜂巢排名的长度。 因此,它将有利于你保持它以上的阈值以及越来越多的蜂巢排名,使您能够earn取利息的最高金额. 如果您低于阈值,保管库将通知您。


所以现在有3种类型的货币在Markethive。 Markethive硬币,(MHV)ILP令牌以及Markethive广告积分,这些积分总是相当于您购买产品和服务的1美元。 所以一旦我们在交易所和钱包启动,信用就是购买服务的原因。 你拥有的MHV硬币的数量决定了支付的利息。


通过购买Markethive硬币并将其银行放在保险库中,您基本上是在燃烧硬币,这是一件好事,正如本文中关于Markethive如何创建硬币速度的解释。 有许多方法可以燃烧加密硬币,这对硬币的财富和健康有利。 在这种情况下,烧掉Markethive硬币意味着将硬币从市场中拉出并将其放置或保存在金库中,因此供应量较少。 供应越少需求越大,这反过来又增加了硬币的价格。


保管库是在添加钱包之前设计和实施的。 当钱包完成并推出时,Markethive硬币的真实价值将实现。 一旦钱包被激活,Markethive广告积分和MHV硬币可以购买并转移到保险库。 所以这就像一个网上银行系统。 这是一个有利息的储蓄账户


它也改变了您支付订阅的方式。 每月订阅从保管库中的阈值中扣除。 您的信用卡将被扣除并存入您的金库门槛,以您选择维持所选门槛的金额和扣除的付款。 这也消除了直接信用卡付款和银行阻止您的交易所造成的问题。





现在已经将保险库的主要方面安装到Markethive平台上。 Vault图标可以在您的Markethive页面的标题上看到,在Hive排名符号旁边。 点击它会带你到保险库页面。 这是Markethive钱包,ILP的基础,事实上,整个系统。 我们现在非常接近启动我们生态系统的核心。


请记住,你越使用保险库的利率越高。 您使用的系统越多,利率越高。 对股份利息进行评分的四个方面是蜂巢排名,硬币剪辑得分,忠诚度级别和出席奖金。 此外,您的金库余额和硬币夹余额将支付总利息,并在每个月底支付总利息。




支付中心正在被一个更先进,更有效和有益的系统所取代,称为Vault。 这使您的购买和每月订阅更易于管理,并且还创建了一个名为Markethive Ad Credits的新交易所类别。 它会奖励你的节俭,并使用它作为一个银行帐户将为您earn取折扣和每月利息。 本月利息已经支付,您将在您的付款设置中看到额外的MHV。


Vault声明就像一个银行对账单,其中记录了所有的Vault活动,如购买,门槛,资金,利息,赏金,自动转账等。 这可以在您的Markethive帐户的保管库部分中查看,并导出,保存和打印为您的记录。


跳马乘数现在是活跃的,其中的乐趣开始。 玩HI/LO游戏,并增加你的硬币夹MHVs的量高达1000倍.有一个0%房子边缘,这意味着neither不Markethive或自己有任何内置的数学优势,从长远来看. 所有卷都可以证明是公平的,所以没有办法改变结果。





Vault订阅让您可以完全控制每月或每年订阅的所有忠诚度计划。 您可以创建新的,更新信用卡,用比特币支付,暂停或取消等等。


Vault原理图是我们剖析,说明和编辑Vault Gauge图标的许多方面(在页面标题中看到)的地方。 所以,你知道你的帐户的健康状况一目了然。


Feed The Vault-在这里您可以购买Markethive广告积分并将其存储在您的vault中,以支付您每月或每年的忠诚度计划,新闻稿,横幅广告或任何其他可用于Markethive会员的广告计划。 请记住您使用保险库的次数越多,支付给您的利息百分比就越高。








未来是光明的Markethive和你。 这是确保Markethive生态系统的长期可持续性的巧妙方式,同时MHV硬币不可避免地增加价值,确保您在Markethive及其他领域的成功和繁荣。 敬请关注所有的更新,因为他们来手。 请参加由首席执行官托马斯*普伦德加斯特(Thomas Prendergast)和首席技术官道格拉斯*耶茨(Douglas Yates)主持的每周现场会议,了解所有令人振奋的新闻和信息。 您可以在markethive主页顶部的"日历"菜单中找到与Markethive Zoom Room的日期、时间和链接。 那里见!