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Having a life while running a business with Empower Network

Having a life while running a business with Empower Network

Or even having a wife – if you’re a guy, that is. I mean, internet marketing can be one of those addictive pursuits like watching sport… or going to the pub… and watching sport… stuff that kind of pisses off the wife or girlfriend from time to time…

Empower your blogging

So it’s good news when you come across an internet marketing business that gets results quicker for less work.

That’s what Empower Network promises you – women included, of course. According to co-founder Dave Sharpe, this is about creating more of the New Rich – ‘a class of people who earn ‘mobile income’ and can travel the world, doing as they please……with no restrictions of time…’ Not so new, actually, but anyway, the message is there’s still good money to be made from blogging. In fact, even better money if you blog to a downline.


Yes, Empower Network is sort of a MLM-meets-blogging program. And this is how it works: you sign up to their basic package, paying your sponsor – the guy whose link you went through – $25. From then on in, you pay a few cents less than $20 per month as a kind of admin/hosting fee for the blog and hosting they provide. Now that you’re in, you can sell the same Empower Network package to your subscribers – and your cat if he has a credit card. They pay you $25 and after 4 sales you are more than $50 better off than when you started out.

Naturally, you’re not going to get rich selling packages @ $25 a pop, however. That’s why Empower Network offer you various other packages which come with more training, more insider tips and conferences and so on. If you’re ‘all in’, you could soon be joining many of their high-earning members – that’s to say a nice, sipping-pina-coladas-by-the-pool $10K a month.

Dave Wood has something of the cult leader about him, something of the entrepreneurial hippie, the maverick. You do listen to him – even if he does talk hundred miles an hour. He has this ecclesiastical zeal about him that makes me, a sceptical Brit, somewhat wary. On the other hand his business model – on paper, at least – looks pretty convincing… provided you are committed to blog every day.

You can’t be a ‘wuss’ if you’re in Empower Network

“…every time you go out there and you put your creativity on your blog, you put a video on your blog, you write a little bit on your blog, you learn a little bit about blogging,” co-founder Dave Wood tells you in one of the 8 training videos you get upon signing up. “You just keep getting a little better and a little bit better… you keep having more presence and more presence…people start liking, people start sharing…” and the Lord shall shine upon thee, my son… No, he doesn’t actually say that. You almost feel he wants to – but he’s a internet marketer, remember.

Most importantly Dave Wood passionately wants you to come through – just as he and the other Dave (a self-confessed former alcoholic and drug addict) did too.

You kind of like these guys…

“…most people ain’t core,” Dave Wood says, by which he means ‘committed’. “Follow the 8-core commitments,” he advises, and you will be successful. “Just do it… Blogging changed my life… I lived in a doddamm van and I started blogging… How many times do you have to blog a week? 7. Cos you ain’t no wussy. What’s a wussy? A wussy makes excuses. A wussy blames their problems on other people… How do you succeed? Follow the 8-core steps. We’ll help ya.”

So there you have it. If a sceptic like me is prepared to give it a shot, you’d best not be a wussy now. Get yourself powered up at Empower Network!

I nearly forgot, when you sing up under me, I can send you an entire email campaign you can load up to your autoresponder and send out to your list. That right there saves you a lot of time, does a good job of recruiting and informing your list and generally keepng wheels well oiled.

I have a couple of friends making serious money with this platform – they’re ‘all in’.

If you’ve been blogging months and months – even years and year – and you’re still wondering when the hell your site is going to load up with the sound of k’ching, click Nic Empowers You and take action.

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How to get more comments on your blog

Do you get enough DECENT and RELEVANT comments on your blog?

We all want comments, right? Good ones, that is. Unfortunately most blogs, especially new blogs, receive very few real comments from real people (everyone gets spam comments though).

Well, firstly, if your blog has no traffic, you will not receive any comments.

If no one is reading your blog then no one will leave comments either. Simply posting great
articles to your blog is not enough – you have to market your blog to bring people to it.

But what if you do have some traffic… and you’re still not getting comments?

Generate more comments to your blog:

– Write articles that reference or focus on other bloggers. You will get their attention that way and there’s a good chance they will come to your blog and leave a comment as a result

– Ask your readers a question at the end of your article

– Write about topics that stimulate conversation, such as current events

– Be controversial with your writing. Have a strong opinion and others with strong opinions
will reply to argue or agree with you

–    Join in in the conversations once you’ve got a couple comments

–    Look at the posts that generate comments and compare those without and do more of the kind that attract comments

–    Ask you subscribers what kinds of posts they’d like to see more of?

And on that note, what would you prefer to have more of?

Just leave a comment to tell me! By the way, I have a new book coming your way shortly – Power Up Your Squeeze Page – which will cover just about every aspect of using squeeze pages you can think of, from concept to creation to traffic generation. I wrote it as an answer to all the kinds of questions I had when I first started out online. More on that soon.

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How to get more traffic to your blog

…Put up a video of yourself singing in the shower. Your cat looking vaguely guilty for bringing in a headless pigeon…

But if you don’t have such footage…

…here are a few ways you can use to turn your blog into a mini magnet.

Open with compelling, keyword-rich titles.

If the title doesn’t strike a chord in your visitor’s mind, he’s gonna walk within half a minute or so. If you’re nuts’ about raw food, get those high search volume keywords in there in the title and first paragraph.

Don’t be afraid to repeat your main keywords. So if it’s raw food, you could say: Raw food isn’t a raw deal, except on the cancer lurking within

A strong title will increase your search engine visibility as well as increase the likelihood of visitors Retweeting or Liking your post. So that means their friends get to read you… and may also Retweet or Like… You get the picture.

Write blog posts that don’t tell your visitors the bloody obvious

Blog posts that waffle on about the patently obvious truths in life, or talk about how wonderful you are, are the verbal equivalent of a fart. Don’t we have enough vanity and celebrity crap to be getting on with?

Write blog posts that answer questions that you would have wanted answers to when you first started out. Create how-to’s and give away your best material. Be generous, create a vibe… people will tune in… eventually;)

Make it easy to subscribe to your blog

You know that little icon you see everywhere – the orange one that reminds you vaguely of radar. Put that up and then title it something like, Keep up to date with me. Don’t leave it there without the words urging them to take action.

Even if your blog is moneteized, remember people don’t got o a blog in a mindset, thinking, Oh, I wanna go shopping. They are here to read and pick up FREE stuff. Once a visitor subscribes to your blog, he or she becomes a potential buyer. But don’t make the mistake of assuming they signed up to be sold to – go easy on that one; make your sales pitches occasional not predictable.

Make sure your email and RSS subscription boxes are “above the fold” and easy to find.

Add a Retweet button to the top of every post and a ShareThis/like button at the bottom of each post.

If you write well, people are happy to Rewteet. It looks good on them too. On WordPress it’s easy to add Retweet or Like – they’re plugins.  Just go to Add new Plugin, and search for Retweet or Like button and install.

Add your blog posts to your Facebook business page

Sign up for a facebook ‘NetworkedBlog’ to get your blog posts appearing on your Facebook business page every time you write a new post. This will increase your reach – with no xtra work coming from you – and enrich your business page with more (hopefully good) content.

Add your blog posts to your LinkedIn profile

If you’re running a WordPress blog, you can have your most recent blog posts appear on your Linked in profile. You can set this up by going to the Application Directory under the More navigation tab.

Tweet out your blog posts

Pick up the url for your post and run it through bit.ly, the shortner service (it’s free to register) then post to twitter. If all you post on twiter is the net hot business opportunity you’re going to turn into a spamometer, so a good post now and then helps lift your twitter profile as well as driving traffic (albeit not that much) to your blog.

Leave intelligent comments on other blogs

Leaving a comment on another blog will create a link back to your blog. But make it count or the owner may well delete it. If it’s intelligent, the blog owner may even reciprocate…

Home in on influential blogs within your industry, but don’t ignore well-written blogs that may not have much readership just yet.


That’s Japanese for stick at it. (My ex used to say that to me all the time;) It takes a while to develop a readership and drive a strong number of people to your blog on a regular basis. I’d say you need to reckon on having to write 2 – 3 blog posts a week for six months before you start making money from your blog. Your posts don’t need to be long; so 300 – 500 words is fine, so long as it shows evidence of some thought behind it, otherwise it just looks half hearted and indulgent.

Give your blog limbs

By that I mean, link your blog to your youtube channel(s), you twitter account(s), your facebook group, and so on.

Brand yourself

And wherever possible brand yourself in the process. For instance, my blog is called Generous Entrepreneurs Online. Guess what my facebook Group and fan pages are called. Excatly. And my youtube account? GenerousMarketingMan. My twitter account (one of them)? GenerousBoy. I now own the word Generous in internet marketing. What word or emotion would you like to own? Think about before you just slap down any old name.

If you need help driving more traffic to your blog, or converting that traffic into business, get in touch through the contact tab.

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