Sunday, December 26, 2010

Goals For The New Year

It is that time of year. Time to sit down and evaluate your goals for 2011. Last year I set a very specific goal. I wanted to attain 100 personal referrals for my primary business. This was my first real attempt at setting a specific goal. I reached my personal referral goal in July. But, I have not reached my monthly income goal. This left me wondering what I had done wrong?

I have learned you can't pick a random number out of the air. This will not help you achieve success. You need to analyze what you need to do to generate the income you want to produce. You need to break down your monetary goal in to achievable mini goals. This will help you maintain focus which will lead to your success.

I have found most people want to Get Rich Quick. If they don't attain a certain level of income quickly, they quit and jump to a different program with promises of riches. Although this is a nice dream, it is unrealistic to believe you can achieve riches without work.

Build your business the right way. Set small goals which will lead to your primary monetary goal. Build slowly so your business will remain strong. Form a team of strong individuals who have the same goals. We are all stronger with the help of others.

This year when I sit down to set my goals, I will analyze what will help me produce income; What will help me achieve my monthly monetary goal? I am going to break down my expenditures and my current level of income. I am going to use the knowledge I have gained to set realistic goals which will produce results. I am hoping by breaking it down to the basics, I can grow my business and start producing the monthly income I desire.

I recommend you set mini goals. If you don't know how to do this, talk with a mentor in your primary business. Have them help you set up a plan which will help you meet your monthly income goal. If you don't know anyone, I will be glad to help. Just contact me and we will set up an appointment to talk about your primary business and the level of income you want to achieve from it next year. If you have set your goals, I would be very interested in hearing some of the goals my peers have set for next year. Please leave your specific goals by commenting below.

Good Luck and Here is To A Prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What Does It Take To Succeed As An Internet Marketer?

I have been working extra hard over the last 30 days which got me to thinking -"What Does It Take To Succeed As An Internet Marketer?" Of course, the definition of success is subjective to each person. Let's be realistic and talk dollars and cents.

Each of us have set a monetary goal for ourselves. (If you haven't done this, stop reading and go do it now.) One of the things I have learned is there is no quick way to achieve your long term monetary goals.

This is why it is important to break down your goals in to steps. Let's say you want to achieve a monthly income of $1000 each month. How can you achieve this goal. What programs are you using? What is your success rate? What is your retention rate?

These are all important aspects you need to consider when designing your daily routine. If you are using a program which pays you a $10 monthly commission on each active referral, then you will need 100 active referrals to achieve your goal. If you have a success rate of 1 in 10 sign ups per legitimate contact, then you will need to make 1000 contacts to reach your goal. If your retention rate is 50%, then you will need to replace 50% of your referrals each month.

Now break this down in to weekly and daily goals. If you can get 50 contacts a week or 10 per 5 day work week, then it will take you 20 weeks to meet your goal of 1000 contacts. But, if your retention level is 50%, then you will need to add 10 weeks to you goal plan. This will give you a legitimate capability of reaching your goal in 30 weeks. If you take the time to look at a plan pragmatically, then you will understand why most people quit before they meet their goal.

So, What Does It Take To Succeed As An Internet Marketer? It takes a goal, a plan of action, and the determination & patience to see it through. If you became an Internet Marketer to Get Rich Quick, then I suggest you look for another business.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The USA Prosperity Project


Welcome to the USA Prosperity Project. This project has been designed by a group of online marketers who want to see you succeed!

You may have the Drive & DETERMINATION but not the CASH which most programs require. You want to Make Money NOT Spend it! If someone would just share those marketing secrets with you, instead of hiding the facts. If you are looking for a true opportunity to succeed without the high risk of monetary loss, then the USA Prosperity Project is for you.

Prosperity is possible and we are proving it every day. The Project is a partnership; a group of successful online partners who know that anyone who is willing to follow a few simple steps can start their own online business with NO out-of-pocket expense.

If you are located in the USA and want the freedom that an online business has to offer, then join us! We want your DESIRE to SUCCEED not YOUR Pocket Book! We truly love helping others. We are looking for team members who just need the right opportunity and the right support system.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2nd - 1 Year Anniversary

December 2nd is my 1 Year Anniversary with my main business opportunity, Peoplestring. I don't really like calling it a business opportunity because then people set their expectations too high and quit before the program gets a chance to work for them.

What I like telling everyone about Peoplestring is this: It is a great Social Portal to the Internet. You can put all your favorite sites on your front page. For now, you can access them via a link. Very soon, you will be able to organize your favorites on tabs across the top or compile all your favorites to view via a widget. The new Social Portal will be launching very soon and I have to tell you it is pretty Awesome. This cool new patented technology will have everyone wanting Peoplestring as their Social Portal to the Internet.

Oh yeah, and then there is this: It's Free to Join & they pay you to use it. This is where people get confused. They think you can jump on board and make thousands of dollars in a months time. That just isn't going to happen. What will happen is you will make a minuscule amount of cash from your own efforts. When people see how little they make personally, they stop using the site.

Then WHY is Peoplestring my main business? YOU HAVE TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE! This is a long term project. I use the Internet every day. I have to have a starting point. Why not use a starting point that is going to share their revenue with me? THINK LONG TERM. Peoplestring pays its FREE MEMBERS 6 Levels Deep. So you can make money on everyone who joins your string. I am no master marketer and after 1 year I have 627 people in my string. If I can teach a handful of people the power of this system, then the sky is the limit. If you want to see the potential power of this marketing program, read more by >>CLICKING HERE<<< Here you can find an actual demonstration of how the power of mini transactions can produce a HUGE Monthly Income.

I have one year in with this company. They have produced on every promise and delivered the goods each time. There are some very exciting developments coming soon: the new Social Portal will launch, Reward String is adding new products, the People Products Division is getting ready to start beta testing, and the company stock will soon be trading. That's a lot of stuff happening to make this company even stronger over my next year.

Want to give me an Anniversary Present? JOIN MY TEAM! I will teach you the power of the program and how to get referrals on your team.
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I am so looking forward to the next few years with this social networking pioneer they call Peoplestring.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This Just Makes Perfect Sense!

You log on to the Internet EVERY DAY.

You have to have a starting point or Home Page (Social Portal).

Why not use a Social Portal which has the potential to create a substantial income for you in the years to follow?

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This Just Makes Perfect Sense!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Instant Splash - Opening A New Account




INSTANT SPLASH IS MY NUMBER ONE MARKETING TOOL! Create your account today and start branding yourself.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mass Recruiting Is The Wrong Method - Try This

Unless you are lucky enough to find a large group of self-motivated, business-minded referrals, then mass recruiting is the wrong method to achieve success. My main business is Peoplestring. Since Peoplestring is Free to join, it is quite easy to get people to create an account at the social network. The problem is they create their account and then never use it. Since Peoplestring is driven by advertising revenue, it is important to keep an active membership base. So, lots of accounts without usage are not helpful in building your personal revenue.

The best way to succeed is to bring in a handful of referrals which you can personally train to duplicate a successful system. This is very achievable at the Peoplestring social network.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

SideTick - Easy Free Money!



I joined SideTick to earn some FREE Extra Cash. Check out how easy this has been. It only takes 2 minutes a day to earn some extra bucks.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thumbvu - Thumb Nail Surfing


I started using Thumbvu to create some traffic to my sites over 6 months ago. I really like this traffic exchange site. It is quite a unique surfing style compared to other traffic exchange sites. They have what they call thumb nail surfing. This is how it works, instead of just randomly having a new site come up each time, you will receive 3 thumb nails in the upper left hand corner of your screen. This is a thumb nail impression of 3 different site. You then click on the thumb nail of the site you want to view next. This is a unique concept you will only find at Thumbvu. The fact the viewer has picked your site increases the chances they will take action on the pages they view.

What else is quite valuable at Thumbvu is the ability to connect with other members via their social media sites. Thumbvu has integrated your profile with the ability to list the other social media sites you use. You can update your profile and other members of Thumbvu can connect with you via those social media sites. I have made some valuable contacts by sending friend invites to others who are members at Thumbvu.

Another feature of Thumbvu is the ability to surf from your mobile devices. Now you can surf anywhere, anytime that is convenient for your. I don't know of any other traffic exchange that allows you to do that.

All and all, it is still one of my favorite traffic exchanges to use on a daily basis. The owner John Guanzon has is ear to the ground and listens to what the membership base is saying. He continues to try and make Thumbvu a pleasant and productive surfing experience for its membership base. I highly recommend Thumbvu as a place to generate traffic, develop your own mailing list, and establish business connections. You can join as a free member and kick the tires around or take advantage of the one time offer you will receive during the initial sign up process. Join Here and I will see you on the inside.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Everyone knows someone affected with Cancer. It is a horrible disease which takes too many lives in this world. Breast cancer can be treated effectively with early detection. The breast cancer site is giving away mammograms to help women who can't afford this costly test. All you have to do is go to the breast cancer site and CLICK the Pink Ribbon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Personal Journey Continues


Today is October 12, 2010. It is a beautiful day here in southern Illinois. I thought this would be a good day to open the windows and reflect on my journey over the last 11 months. I started looking for something to help me earn some extra cash online at the end of last year. I have found some good programs, some bad programs, some idiotic programs and some fantastic programs. If you look hard enough, you can find something which fits you and your personality.

With that said, I like to find programs you can join for free or for a very small investment. I like knowing what I am going to lose if the program fails. That is why you won't see me joining any money making program which has a monthly monetary commitment. I have been there and done that. All I had to show for it at the end was a big credit card bill. Lesson Learned. Let me point out here, there are some tools I use which have a monthly fee. These are not my businesses but can be promoted as an affiliate income opportunity. This is something totally different. I don't use these tools for the affiliate income but for the advantages they give me in promoting my business. I have learned that some online marketers make their career out of promoting the tools. Kudos to them and their ingenuity. I do occasionally get a referral to these programs, to me this is just a way to get the tool for free.

The sun has gone behind a cloud and you can feel the fall air. There is no place I would rather be right now. I feel the same about my online marketing career. I am situated in the perfect place with some great opportunities ahead of me. I am a happy online marketer. If you aren't, maybe we should talk and I can help you reach this wonderful place I have found out here in Internet land.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You Quit - You Fail

Today I was listening to some of the top leaders of Peoplestring put on a great webinar. It reminded me of one of the oldest but sometimes forgotten slogans: "The only way to fail is to QUIT".

In today's society we have become accustomed to wanting things now. That is why so many programs try to lure you in with the promise of large sums of money in a short period of time. You know what? These don't work. They just don't. Sure it is possible to lure people in and take their money with the promise of riches but that is not good business. As a matter of fact, most of the time the person who developed the idea is the only one who make any money at all. So, if someone offers you a large sum of money for doing little work, run in the other direction. All they want is your money now. Okay, I am done ranting, let me get back on the subject of quitting to fail.

If you find a good program, it is going to require some work to succeed. Yes, the 4 letter word W-O-R-K! How much work totally depends on you. What are your goals? How fast do you want to reach these goals? Are you easily sidetracked?

I have made it quite clear to everyone who I come in contact with on a daily basis that Peoplestring is my main business. It is not my only business, but it is my main business focus. Why? Because I believe the only way to FAIL with this company is to QUIT! Peoplestring is continuing to evolve in to a company of the future. There are many great aspects of Peoplestring, which I won't discuss in this post, but let me just say: It keeps getting better! Read more here.

I truly believe Peoplestring is going to make several average people Millionaires. It's not going to happen in the next 30 days. It will probably take a few years to develop the type of string needed to gain a substantial residual income. My plan is to keep plugging along, building my string, watching the company grow, and earning some extra income. In the long run the only way for me to FAIL is to QUIT. I am not quitting. I am a founding Entrepreneur member of Peoplestring and very proud of it. I am here to ask everyone: "Are you on Peoplestring yet?" Why Not?

Join Today from this link: Peoplestring. I will help you succeed. I can show you how to build your string from 1 to 100. And, if you are serious about starting a business, you need to join today and upgrade to the Entrepreneur position. This position will no longer be available after October 2nd, 2010.

If you have any questions, contact me personally at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com.
~To your success!~

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Marketing Tips

I have been doing some article writing on IMfaceplate. If you are not familiar with IMfaceplate it is a social business community which gives you the ability to highlight your opportunities on your "faceplate". It actually has some pretty cool features and I have been spending more time there each day making new connections. I like the easy to use interface which gives me the ability to write articles quickly without waiting for approval like on Ezine.

My latest set of articles are highlighting marketing tips. There are 5 new articles with 5 marketing tips for you to put to use. You can access these articles here: IMfaceplate. I hope you enjoy them and find them useful in your online marketing. While you are there, take a look around IMfaceplate. It is free to join. If you are all ready a member, I would apprecicate if you would follow me or comment on these articles.

For more marketing tips and strategies, go to CatherineToday.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

Where Have I Been Lately?

Have you missed me? I haven't been around the Internet World lately. Let's just say LIFE HAPPENS. I am sure many of you can relate. The funny thing about the Internet is it doesn't wait on anyone. Since my absence, I have seen my sites drop off the Google search list pretty quickly. This just goes to show you have to stay active to stay relevant.

So, if you are wondering where I have been, I would love to tell you I have been vacationing some place exotic. But, that wouldn't be true. The truth is I have had some very personal problems which have demanded my attention. My ability to concentrate on the practical matters of marketing seem to have disappeared. What can I say except, I am sure it happens to everyone. Good or Bad there will always be things that happen beyond your personal control. I am dealing with mine the best way I know how.

If you think about it, each of us are in the same position in life. We want to accomplish goals and dreams. We want to use this vast world of the Internet to make something fantastic happen. It is out there. We all believe it is out there or we wouldn't spend so much time searching for it and working toward it. But, the reality is LIFE HAPPENS and sometimes you may have a set back.

I am not going to let my set back stop me. I am back with a renewed passion to succeed. I am back with a renewed vision of hope. I am back with a renewed energy to complete each task at hand. If you need my help, I am back.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kooday - Is It For Real?

By now if you are surfing the Internet, I am sure you have heard of Kooday. They are claiming to be the next best search engine. Their goal is for you to be able to type in very specific search information and then find exactly what you want. That sounds cool. If I want a red convertible located in southern Illinois, I should be able to find it much faster.

But, the big DRAW to the company is they are going to revenue share by letting you have OWNERSHIP of Keywords. You start off by buying KeyWords. Now realize this is a bidding process. So, although, you may own a KeyWord, you can be out bid and it sold to another member. That is really okay because if that happens you make a 15% profit. If you own a KeyWord and someone links to it, you make 50% of the linking fee. Maximum linking fee is $15.

Now comes the important part. While you are buying and selling KeyWords, you are gaining Profit Share Credits. There are 3 levels of membership profit sharing. At the first level, you can own up to 50,000 profit shares. Once you reach this level, you then start earning Gold Credits. And the final level is a Diamond. Once you earn 5000 Gold Credits, you become a Diamond Member.

The way I understand it is this: The company is currently in beta phase. They plan to launch some time between the end of September and the end of October. It is very important to earn as many Profit Share Credits as you can until that time. When the company launches, they will take a snap-shot of your level in Kooday. From that point on you will receive a monthly Snap-shot bonus. From the information I have heard, this will be a very substantial bonus especially for Gold and Diamond members.

Truthfully, I don't expect them to be able to produce the numbers they are throwing around. But, I know for sure I am not going to be caught sitting on the side line on this one. If they can produce 1/4 of what they are claiming, I will be a very happy Kooday member.

If you are not a member yet, Click Here and get started buying Keywords. Contact me personally and I will send you some Instructional Videos to help you get started. Send me an email at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com and just ask for the Kooday Videos.
Kooday is free to join and then you will need to fund your account with Kooday Dollars. They are accepting Paypal now but will only be accepting AlertPay in the near future. If you don't have an AlertPay account, get one by clicking the link in the right hand column.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stick With Your Primary Business

It wasn't long ago I wrote a blog post about being loyal to one company. I am pretty sure I ranted a little bit about joining too many opportunities. I still believe this to be true. You need to find a PRIMARY BUSINESS and stick with it.

But since that post, I have learned a lot about Internet marketing. I learn more and more each day. I now believe it is very possible to be affiliated with more than one business. I am not talking about the usual affiliate marketing. If you are marketing on-line, you are more than likely doing some affiliate marketing yourself. It seems affiliate marketing is just the natural progression of becoming an Internet marketer. It is only natural that you will promote programs you use personally, especially if the company will pay you to do it.

What I am talking about is promoting more than one program. There is so much open space out here in Internet Land. There are tons and tons of people looking for an opportunity which will fit them. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. That is just normal. So, how do you decide what to promote and when? I am still a avid believer in having a Primary Business. No matter what else you may decide to do to earn some extra money, you need to have a Primary Business. Everything else you do should lead your prospects to your Primary Business in one way or another.

I am not saying go out and join every single program you see advertised. That will take your credibility level down low. But, if you find something besides your Primary Business which you think is a good fit for you, then make the decision which is best for you. This doesn't mean abandon your other business. As a matter of fact, if you work it correctly, this should help build your Primary Business. By building relationships in more than one area, you should be able to build your businesses, as well.

So, over the last few months, I have learned to keep an open mind. Look a little deeper. Investigate before taking action. And, try to work with the best in your field. All of these things may lead you on a path you didn't expect, like starting a new business endeavor. In the long run, stay focused on your primary goals and your primary business.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's Time for Team Work

I try to do a little safe list marketing each day. Since I am not at the pay for advertising level yet, I need to do a little surfing each day to earn mailing credits. I was doing some surfing today and noticed something which had been bothering me for a while. Some people completely waste too much time writing their letters. My opinion is expressed in this GO ARTICLES submission. Check it out and see if you agree.

So today I was marketing my MPB site. This is the program I just joined a couple of days ago. At this point, I am getting close to cycling so it is really getting exciting. I usually don't join any matrix type programs but this one is explained well in the NUTS & BOLTS video on my website. If you have time, take a look and see what you think.

I got my first two referrals withing 12 hours of signing up for the program. Very good because two is all I ever need to be qualified for payments. Now, I want to concentrate on helping my two get their two. A little cylinder type system of support. If they succeed, so will I. I am making it my priority to make sure this happens. My first referral Warren has all ready got a nice website up and running. You can check out Warren's website by CLICKING HERE. My other referral, Pat, is using the company affiliate site. You can check out Pat's website by CLICKING HERE.

If you would like to join MPB, I would love to have you on my team. It is my job to make sure all members of my team succeed. We will be implementing a system of total support. We will be joining together a great group of marketers for the success of us all. Please join via one of my business partners links listed above.

For more marketing tips and strategies, check out My Website.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Promise of a One Time Investment

Are you ready to DREAM AGAIN? Do you DARE? I have recently been introduced to an opportunity which looks very promising, MPB Today. I looked at this about a week ago and passed on it. But recently, I was presented the opportunity again by someone I respect, Sherri Kirklin. Sherri has been marketing on-line for over 10 years so she has seen programs come and go. What, also, caught my interest was the videos made my master marketer, Terry Holker. I will have to admit it was Terry's videos which sold me on this opportunity. He is a very good presenter of facts and is quickly rising as one of the greats in Peoplestring.

It is always easier to invest when there is the promise of a ONE TIME out-of-pocket expense. No monthly fees to add to the ole credit card. Plus, with this program, for the investment you are making you will receive actual goods for the money. Stuff you really use. The company is putting it simply like this: Would you spend a one time out-of-pocket expense of $200 to totally eliminate your grocery bill? Well, heck ya! Who wouldn't? The REAL Question is: Do you believe it is possible? Watch Terry's VIDEO - The Nuts & Bolts of MPB.
If you are convinced the program can work, please come back to this page and join via my referral link. JOIN HERE I will look forward to working with you on my team.

For me, it is time to dream again. I have been working hard to build my on-line reputation. I mainly promote FREE opportunities to make extra cash. These programs work but they do take time. I am hoping this will add to my portfolio of good business ventures.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Mad Millions on Facebook




The public launch of My Mad Millions is not quite a week old. The general consensus from the game players I have spoken with is they do like the game. The concept of spending 300 Million Dollars is appealing to every one. Who doesn't want to live the life of the Rich and Famous, if only through a game. If you haven't heard about My Mad Millions, I am sure you will. This is a social networking game which is played on Facebook. If the game gains popularity, which I think it will, it will soon be a household name just like those other Facebook games.

The social gaming industry is a Billion Dollar Industry. It is no wonder the developers of My Mad Millions have agreed to pay you if you play the game. The only condition to get paid is you must be a member of Reward String. What is Reward String? It is a division of the social network Peoplestring. This division is allowing developers the ability to launch and track payment to players. This is the most unique launch I have seen for any new game. You have two social networking companies working together to launch one new game. What a brilliant marketing strategy.

The game itself: Spend 300 Millions Dollars and have nothing to show for it but the clothes on your back. Sound easy? Your spending ability is limited by your Energy Level, Stamina Level and Spending Power. These can all be increased as you get deeper in to the game or by getting Boosts from the other game players. You can spend your money by gambling, playing the stock market, traveling, battling other players, donating, and shop - shop - shopping. But remember, you can't have any assets at the end of the game. So you need to build an entourage so you can send them gifts. I am sure there are multiple strategies to playing this game. What it boils down to the game is fun. Isn't that what games are all about.

If you aren't playing yet, I would love to have you in my entourage. Just JOIN HERE. Register at Reward String and start getting paid to play.

Monday, August 2, 2010

FREE Money Is Good Money!

Yesterday I was going about my business and doing my daily method of operation. This includes logging on to a quick survey site and qualifying myself for the daily drawing. What a pleasant surprise it was to find out I had WON the daily drawing! An extra $100 in my pocket and all I did was answer some 3 question surveys each day. SWEEEEEEET!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Project In The Works

Have you ever noticed once you start a new project how quickly time flys? My Momma always said "The older you get the faster time goes by." Of course, she is right, as usual. As I started my new project, I realized to accomplish my goal, this is going to be a time consuming monster. But, that is okay because I am really excited about this project.

What is my new project? I am developing a new website with marketing tools and strategies for the beginner and the experienced marketer. I can hear you screaming....Why, there are thousands of those sites out there? Maybe, maybe not.

First, let me say I decided to develop this site after several people have emailed me for marketing advice. It seemed I kept putting the same information down, time and time again, as a response to questions being asked. This way I will be able to, in the long run, save myself time and effort and still be helpful to those in need.

Second, I am going to try to make this information very easy to understand. I plan on including some Instructional Videos which always helps me to understand when starting something new. I want to provide enough valuable content that a new or experienced marketer can find something to help with their personal marketing strategy.

Finally, as a founding Entrepreneur at Peoplestring, I am constantly being asked how do I get new referrals. I plan on providing the exact techniques and strategies I use to help build my on-line business. If you view all the information I provide, you will be able to set up your own marketing strategy with ease.

As this is a work in progress, I have been hesitant to provide the link for this new website. I want to be sure there is enough information available today which will keep you coming back for more tomorrow. I guess this is my new baby. Take a look but remember there will be more valuable information added.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Payday At Peoplestring

Payday is always a Happy Day. I received my 7th payment from the social network Peoplestring today. What a great program this has turned out to be. Often when you join a program you never really know what to expect. I can tell you from experience, Peoplestring delivers.

I started out as a FREE member of Peoplestring. At the time they were offering a chance to upgrade and become an Entrepreneur. I had been looking for a way to supplement my income. So, I went to a couple of the informational webinars and I decided to upgrade a month later. This is a decision I do not regret. Sometimes an opportunity sounds better than it really is but this experience just keeps getting better.

Peoplestring has paid like clockwork. The minimum amount to receive a payment on Peoplestring is $25.00. Each time I have reached this amount or higher, I have been paid. FREE members can receive a payment every 30 days. And, Entrepreneur members can receive a payment every 2 weeks. What a pleasure it has been to look forward to receiving an extra paycheck.

As I mentioned above, it keeps getting better. Although the Entrepreneur program at Peoplestring has ended, they now are offering something which may turn out to be even more valuable. Soon the company will be launching Reward String to the general public. For now, it is in pre-launch and you need to be a member of Peoplestring to get on board. I highly recommend you join Peoplestring as a FREE member. Then immediately ask your sponsor about Reward String. The pre-launch won't last long so you need to act now. If you need a place to join, I would be happy to have you on my team. Join Here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pre-Launch Events

If you do any on-line marketing at all, you have been exposed to the announcement of a PRE-LAUNCH EVENT. As a matter of fact, it seems there is something in pre-launch every other day. I do a lot of surfing and safe list marketing and the constant exposure to a pre-launch event has taken the excitement out of it. Well, at least that is what I used to think.

Guess what? My primary business, Peoplestring, is having a pre-launch event. Wow, this changes everything. You can feel the anticipation, from the other members, on the site. This is, actually, a very fun and a very exciting time.

I have never participated in a pre-launch before so I did not know what to expect. Now I can see why there are so many individuals out there promoting a launch for their specific company. This is EXCITING! I think the way Peoplestring is promoting this is fantastic. First stage of pre-launch was available only to the Peoplestring members. That's it. You had to be a member of Peoplestring to hear anything about this promotion. This ended on July 5th.

Now, the second stage of pre-launch has began. The members of Peoplestring are to very gently and discretely start putting the word out. There is a big news coming for the company. The company will be starting a division called Reward String. What is Reward String? *Realizing that there is an exploding industry of Social Games and Mobile Applications; PeopleString Corporation needed a mechanism to allow the many developers an enticement to use our system to launch and/or maintain the use of their games and applications. PeopleString would then be able to use these games and these applications to recruit and drive traffic to “The String”. What Reward String will provide to these developers is the database management they need to fulfill their rewards program.* In other words, Peoplestring is providing a mechanism for its members to be able to capitalize on the social gaming industry, as well as, many other opportunities in the future.

Anyone will be able to join Reward String as a FREE member after pre-launch. At this time, during the stage 2 promotion, you can join as an Entrepreneur member and receive a higher commission level than a free member. Plus, a bonus of 500 guaranteed members for your string. I have never heard of any company guaranteeing you members for you down line until now. This level of the pre-launch is only available until July 15th. After that, you may still be able to upgrade but you will not receive the 500 guaranteed members.

I guess you can see why the excitement is in the air. If you are an opportunity seeker, with an eye for a fantastic program, this could be for you. Here is the invitation as we are allowed to send out at this time:


Catherine(catherinedwhite) has referred you to the pre-registration of
Reward String so you can "Get Paid to Play Games!"


Click the link below to pre-register for Reward String
http://www.rewardstring.com/?u=catherinedwhite

If you have any questions, contact me at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com.


*information provided by Bruce Van Heel, Peoplestring Marketing Office

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Holiday Marketing - Explode Your Business

How do the holidays affect an on-line marketer? I think the answer to this could be complicated or simple, depending you your perspective. Let's examine a couple of reasons the holidays can help you explode your business.

On a holiday like the 4th of July, I would imagine most people will spend some time with their family and friends. A lot of this time will be spent outside or vacationing. So what can you do to market your business during a holiday when there are fewer people spending time on-line? Now is the perfect time to do some writing. Yes, the dreaded writing. It seems this is the one task most on-line marketers neglect. It has been proven that writing articles, blogs, forum posts and more can help build your business. But, for some people, writing is the last thing they want to do. This is the perfect time to "catch up" on your writing. As a matter of fact, write some extra articles and blog posts and file them away for future use. Use this time to hone your ability to express yourself and influence your followers. Writing is a craft. Find your particular writing style and master it.

This is, also, a great time to set up an auto responder campaign. There are a lot of programs out there that use the copy and paste method for auto responders. Set yourself apart from the rest by writing an auto responder campaign that would peak your interest. Write about what you would want to know about your specific business. Promote yourself as well as your business. I can not think of a better way to make yourself "stand out" than by having an auto responder campaign that grabs the reader. Now is the perfect time to set this up.

A holiday is a perfect time to set up a great campaign via your article marketing, blog posts, forum posts and auto responder campaigns. Take this time to write, write, write and see how your business will benefit from your words of wisdom.

In the mean time, I will be hanging out at my favorite social network, Peoplestring. I am always available to answer any questions. Contact me at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tutorial Video Series

I would be the first to admit I started this journey of marketing on the Internet with not much knowledge. As I have investigated programs, I learn, not only about the specific program, but about how they have done their marketing. It is very interesting to watch different people and companies go about their daily business.

There is not one right way to market a business. As Carol Cash says, you need to develop "Layers of Marketing". At this point, I would like to thank many people who have helped me become the marketer that I am today: Chris Plourde, Sherri Kirklin, Dr. Lenny Coco, Peter Plourde, Vince Reed, Chase Swift and Warren Contreras. These people are some of the most successful marketers I know personally. Some, I know better than others but they all are there to help. And, you know what? They are just people. People like you and me. People who want to succeed online and develop a nice residual income. These are the people whose ideas I have taken and molded in to my own personal style of marketing. As I mentioned, there is not one right way. I have found strengths and weakness in each of these people. I am hoping I can take the best of what they have taught me and become a master marketer myself.

The last few days I have been doing a lot of studying and thinking about marketing. The one key that all of these people teach is to train. Offer training to anyone and everyone who asks for your help. This is something I want to make top priority. So, over the next few days I am going to set up an auto responder training system. I am planning on setting up a system which you can apply to for FREE and then receive one training video each day. This will take me some time to record the videos and set up the specific training tools. But, I think this is important and I want to invest most of my time to this effort and get it started. I am sure this is one of those projects that will continue to grow. There is a never ending supply of good marketing materials on the Internet.

For now, I have started uploading some videos to my YouTube Channel- Catherine D. White. If you want to get a jump on training, you can go to my channel and watch what I have posted.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Can You Succeed In Affiliate Marketing?

What is affiliate marketing? According to Wikipedia: "Affiliate marketing is a marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliates marketing efforts." In other words, you market a product for someone else and are then compensated when the product is used or purchased. This is a way for one person to build Multiple Income Streams without any or a minimal out of pocket expense. Can You Succeed In Affiliate Marketing? Here are some points to consider when choosing a program that is right for you.

Most companies do offer free memberships with an affiliate program. There is, also, usually an option to upgrade where as an affiliate you will make a higher percentage commission. Many programs even reward the affiliate through several levels. There are several things I look for when checking out affiliate marketing programs. As I am a beginning marketer, the cost of the program is always a primary focus - How much will it cost me to participate as an affiliate? As I mentioned, most programs offer a free affiliate a lesser commission than they do the paid members. What is the difference in the commission pay out and would it be worth my while to upgrade? This is where I look for a One Time - Lifetime Membership Fee. There are many programs that are now offering this option and if it is affordable, I will jump on this Lifetime Membership. You can't beat pay one time and continue to get paid for Life.

The next thing I look for is the compensation percentage level the company is paying to its affiliates. A standard good rate is 50% and anything above that is really good. On the other hand, anything below that is probably not worth your time. Remember, you are the one doing the marketing for this company and you should be rewarded for your time and effort.

More important compensation information is how many levels does the company pay its affiliates? If you can find a company which pays through 5 to 10 levels, you have found yourself a great money making opportunity. If you can use the power of numbers to leverage yourself in the marketing world, your success can be unbridled.

One more thing which is very important when deciding what affiliate program to market. Will you be paid one time or will you earn a monthly residual income from your marketing efforts. Of course, earning a monthly residual income should be your primary goal. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN: EARNING A MONTHLY RESIDUAL INCOME SHOULD BE YOUR PRIMARY GOAL. That is what all online marketers are trying to accomplish. Work hard today and get paid for your efforts tomorrow and beyond.

These are the key points you want to consider when you are deciding which affiliate marketing programs will be a right fit for you. If you pick some good programs and market them effectively, you can succeed in affiliate marketing. Now it is time to find a good Down Line Builder to make your marketing efforts much easier. Remember, you want to build Multiple Streams of Income and reap the benefits month after month.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

F5M Club

Last week I was introduced to a company that has been around for 16 years. While surfing the traffic exchanges, I had seen the company splash pages but really hadn't paid any attention to them. I was introduced to the company by a fellow Peoplestringer, Warren Contreras. I have communicated with Warren in the forums at Peoplestring and have always found him to be analytical in his thinking. Warren sent me a brief direct message asking me if I would be interested in a $5 opportunity which could eventually build in to a nice income. Since this message was coming from Warren, it did peak my interest.

The company F5M Club has been around for 16 years. They are ranked in the Alexa rankings as one of the top 48,000 sites in the world and top 25,000 in the USA. (If you don't know what Alexa rankings are read this Article.) Other than mentioning it would only cost $5, there was no other information given out by Warren at this time. I replied to Warren and told him sure I would take a look. In his second communication, after I asked for information, was when he included a link directly to the sign up page of the $5 level. (Bronze) Well, as we all know, you can drop $5 pretty easily these days so I thought what the heck. I have taken the plunge to see where it will lead.

After viewing some of the information, I realized that Warren's marketing strategy is brilliant for this opportunity. By making personal contact with a few highly targeted people, his conversion rate is 7 out of 10. That is 70% which is unheard of in the networking business. I am following his lead and sending out personal messages to colleagues in different areas. I have received a 50% conversion rate. Not as good as Warrens but still a great rate in networking.

By using his good reputation at Peoplestring, Warren has converted some highly qualified people. This should be a lesson to everyone in marketing. First, it takes time to develop relationships and gain respect. Second, don't just blast your links at everyone, send out teasers and leave them wanting more information. Great lesson from a good on-line marketer. I am going to include the link to the video Warren made describing his thought process during this marketing campaign. Enjoy. Warren's Video

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Self Induced Insomnia

I am sitting here at midnight wondering why I am not in bed. I know my body and I need a good amount of sleep to function well the next day. I believe there are a couple of reasons leading to my recent insomnia.

First, there are a lot of marketing campaigns I need to plan and put in to action. As I mentioned in my recent article, there is always some one out there working harder than you. Since attending the webinar mentioned in the article, I have been trying to, at least, double my efforts daily. This is reason enough for my recent bout of insomnia but there is more.

The second reason I am resisting going to bed each night is the implementation of a 30 minute timer on the Pick Which Hand Game at Peoplestring. Yes, I know this may seem silly to you but every time I get ready to turn off the computer it is just a few more minutes until I can play again. How can I pass up these FREE people points. You see at Peoplestring people points turn in to cash at the end of the month. What a hook they have created by putting a 30 minute timer on this particular game. I know for a fact it is affecting other Peoplestringers sleep too. (Right Karla?)

So, here I am trying to kill two birds with one stone. I am writing a fresh post for my blog and waiting for the 4 minutes to expire so I can play the game. Whoop, Whoop - I won - 30 more people points!

I am going to bed now. And, I mean it this time.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Marketing YOUR Business

I have been asked to write and entry about my favorite marketing tools. I have been working on some page sites which list my favorites and give a brief description. Before I get to those, I want to stress how important it is to CAPTURE your prospects attention.

The majority of the time you will only have a few seconds to grab the viewer. Whether you are using safe lists or traffic exchanges, your TITLE is the most important part of your ad. You have to GRAB the attention of the viewer at the very beginning or you have lost them. I recommend you do some surfing and see what grabs your attention. Did the title leave you wanting more information? Did you believe the title? Did you find it funny or amusing? After surfing, you should realize what kind of information gets your attention and then build your titles accordingly.

Now that we have that established, let's get to marketing. Safe list marketing is a highly effective way to reach a large number of prospects. You can join most safe list for FREE or you can upgrade and receive additional benefits. Here is my site with recommendations for safe lists. SafeLists
Another popular method for creating traffic for your site is by using traffic exchanges. I have been using traffic exchanges for approximately 5 months and have received a monster amount of traffic to my web sites. Here is the site with my recommendations for traffic exchanges. TrafficExchanges
There are a variety of other tools I use to market my opportunities. Some of these tools are so simple to use but their value is tremendous. If you plan on marketing on Safe Lists and Traffic Exchanges, you will need some of the tools I have listed at my FREE Marketing Tools Site.
FreeMarketingTools

I hope you find this information useful. I am an average person trying to earn a living marketing on the Internet. I love social networking and hope you will connect with me at my main social network, Peoplestring. Here is my personal friend link: Catherine D. White

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What kind of Person Are YOU?

I was walking out of the Dollar Store last week when I came across a penny on the ground. I bent over and looked to see if it was heads up or heads down and then I picked it up and put it in my pocket. What kind of a person are you? If this had been you, would you bend over and pick up the penny or would you just keep walking and let the next passerby pick it up?

I began thinking about this the last few days after reading a post in the forums section at Peoplestring. Basically the post was from a guy who was disappointed with his Peoplestring earnings for the month. He felt he had put in a good effort and was not rewarded for his work. So as I sat there thinking about a response to his post, I thought of the penny on the street which I picked up. Every time I see a penny on the street, I do pick it up. Why do some people pick up the pennies and some people just pass them on by?

When I was just a kid, I remember going to the store with my Mom and getting some candy. I had 3 pennies left as change and when I went outside of the store I threw them up in the air and they bounced on the pavement. My Mom promptly made me go around and chase them down. Then she explained to me the value of a penny. It was not just the worth it had today but the worth it will have tomorrow. Plus, she explained, if I keep adding pennies to the pile, then I will eventually have a substantial amount of money. I guess this is a lesson I have never forgotten.

So, while I understand the frustration of not making a substantial amount of money quickly, I, also, understand the value of collecting small amounts of money today. At Peoplestring, when you join you are able to make small amounts of money today. What Peoplestring is really about is helping the average person find the pennies on the street. It is FREE money and Peoplestring has found it for you. Plus, if you put in an effort and build your People String, then you will be rewarded with larger amounts of money in the future. So, my questions is this: What kind of person are you? Will you pick up the penny or leave it on the ground?

Join me at Peoplestring. I am the one with my head down looking for pennies.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Are You Afraid of Html Code?

If you are learning to market on-line, I am sure you have come across the term html code. ***CRINGE*** Does that term make you Cringe? I know it did me. I didn't even want to think about trying to learn how to use html code. It just seemed way to complicated for my non-computer mind. But, I was determined to learn how to make some nice web pages. Trust me, I am just a beginner, but with the help of an html editor and google sites, I am learning.

If you don't know all ready, you can make free websites or web pages on google. Just set up a gmail account and your are ready to get started. They give you all the tools you need to make some nice web pages and or nice websites. You can do it regularly or use html code to make it nice. Here is an example of a site I made on google sites:

INTERNET MARKETING TOOLS TRAFFIC EXCHANGES.

Not too fancy but it will get the job done.

Another tool you can use to learn html code is an html editor. You can practice writing and it will show up as you do it. Here is an example of an html editor. HTML EDITOR

Both are FREE to use. Now, I am sure there are loads of books and videos out there on html code. But, if you are like me, it is hard to find time to study a new language. (Let's face it html is a language of its own) These are two pretty simple programs that can get you started using some simple html codes. HAVE FUN EXPERIMENTING!

I hope this information helps. If you have more questions, you can usually find me hanging out on the social network Peoplestring. Let's connect: Catherine D. White

Monday, May 24, 2010

Time Management

I just returned from a very refreshing vacation. My last post was about using auto responders. I am proud to announce my list of prospects grew while I was on vacation due to the use of auto responders in my marketing. This is a valuable tool and great time saver when it comes to returning emails for informational purposes. If you aren't using an auto responder, I highly recommend Traffic Wave as the best auto responder on the market. If you want more information, check out my last blog post.

I had a lot of time to reflect about my time management while I was on vacation. I consider myself a Mompreneur, which is a term I stole from my facebook friend Meghan Arnold. I am a Mom and an Entrepreneur. As a Mom, I decided to not spend anytime on-line while my kids are awake and wanting my attention. If you are a parent, you know this limits most of my day. So, how do I squeeze in the extra time to do all things I want to do on-line? This is what I decided I need to figure out while I was on vacation.

First, I am going to have to figure out how much time I can squeeze out of each day. If I stay up a couple hours after the kids go to bed, then I can get, at least 14 hours a week on-line. Then, I am going to have to prioritize what I want to get accomplished on-line. For me, this is going to require making out a schedule of daily events. I work much better with a schedule. It may seem silly, but if you don't make a schedule then you may find yourself lost on a project and neglecting a priority you had set for yourself. So, I feel a schedule is quite important if your time is limited. My priority for this week is making a 14 hour schedule. I am going to prioritize my techniques and set my days up by this new schedule.

I think as a Mompreneur a schedule could be the most important marketing tool I can use to get things accomplished. If any of you parents out there have some recommendations, I would be glad to hear from you. Just contact me at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Business Withdrawals On Vacation

It has been 10 years since my last vacation. I mean a real vacation where you are only involved in leisurely activities. I plan on sitting on the beach or poolside sipping a nice frosty drink of something refreshing. Hey, but wait a minute, I am just getting this Internet marketing stuff rolling. How can I take a vacation now? This is a crucial time in the building stages of my on-line career. How will I be able to sit and relax without access to a computer? Needless to say, the panic has started to set in. I will not have access to a computer for 5 whole days. This is going to seem like an eternity for me. I usually spend, at least, 3 hours a day working on-line. I am positive I will be experiencing withdrawal symptoms sometime around day 2.

Hey, but wait a minute......didn't I sign up for an auto responder program? I know every one kept telling me I needed an auto responder to increase my success with any on-line business. Wow, for once, I am sure glad I took that advice. Now all I have to do is set up my marketing campaigns to run while I am gone. Wham Bam - NO Worries - while I am on vacation. I can still grow my business and respond to all prospects. What a relief. This auto responder is going to take a lot of work off my plate. I wish I had started using it diligently sooner.

What is the moral of this story.....Yes, you do need an auto responder. This will help you manage your time, respond to your prospects, develop your marketing strategy, and increase your referral rate. As Woody Says in TS2 "If you don't have one, GET ONE."

Before signing up for an auto responder, I did some research about different programs. The two most popular programs are AWeber and Traffic Wave. I chose Traffic Wave for these reasons: 1. As you grow your list, the price stays the same. The price does not increase as your prospect list gets larger. And 2. You can become an affiliate for Traffic Wave and get paid through 10 levels. This is the largest pay program for auto responders I found.

I highly recommend using an auto responder for your on-line marketing strategy. I, also, recommend that you don't wait until you are going on vacation to get it set up and running at full speed. Learn from my mistake. If you have any questions, email me at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Goals and Marketing

Today is Mother's Day. What a great day to sit and reflect on accomplishments and goals. I feel like I have accomplished quite a bit over the last 5 months. I set my personal goals and I am right on track for the year. One third of the way, through the year, this is a good feeling.

I have learned some valuable information about marketing on-line. I think the most valuable information I have learned is -Help Others Succeed and Success Will Follow- Very Simple, yet so hard to comprehend for so many people. Really it is quite easy to offer help and support. I am excited about the concept of helping others on my team succeed. It is such a great feeling to get a personal referral. I am looking forward to my team members feeling this success.

As I sit here reflecting, I have decided to set some NEW Personal Goals. Only this time My Personal Goals will have to do with my team. Helping my team become successful is the most inspirational idea I have had yet. I can't wait to get started so this post is short and sweet.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMPRENEURS!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Marketing On-line For FREE

I have been marketing on-line heavy for approximately 5 months. This, by no means, makes me an expert in the field. But, I am a quick study and I am always looking out for tools to help increase my marketing success. As I promised in my last blog post, I want to share the most effective FREE Marketing tools I have found so far. Instead of taking up a whole blog post explaining the tools, I have made an entire website dedicated to this topic. As time goes by, when I find more tools or better tools, I will keep this website updated. So here is the site: FREEMARKETINGTOOLS4U I hope these tools are helpful and increase your success.

I have, also, created a website listing my favorite traffic exchanges. I feel that traffic exchanges can be a good marketing tool in their own way. This is a random way of creating traffic for your personal website. And, of course, traffic will lead to sales. I have listed some of my favorite sites. And again, as I branch out I may find other sites to add to this list. Here is the site: MARKETINGTOOLTRAFFICEXCHANGES

There are enough tools and information on these two websites to keep you busy setting up marketing campaigns for your business. I would be glad to answer any questions and give you assistance if you get stumped on your project. Just contact me at: catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com Best of luck. If you would like to connect with me further, I mainly use Peoplestring as my social network. Connect with me there: CatherineDWhite If you are not a member yet, Join Here and we will automatically connect as friends.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Prioritize Your Life

It has been almost 2 weeks since my last blog post. I have been debating, with myself, over what topic I wanted to write about. In my last post, I promised you more information on FREE MARKETING TOOLS. I have found some great marketing tools which I will share with you but today I want to write about setting the priorities in your life.

When I first started marketing on-line, I was searching for information on how to succeed. There is so much good and bad information on the Internet it takes hours, days, and even weeks to sort through the programs. My time on the computer increased by about 300%. I found myself wanting to spend every free second I could find looking over the information. Until one day my son, who is 4, said Mom please don't get on the computer. You see when his sister would go down for her afternoon nap, I would try to sneak another hour on the computer instead of spending quality time with him.

Talk about a "wake up call". I had long ago decided "MY WHY" for wanting to succeed with an on-line business. "My WHY" is my kids. I want to provide a better life, a higher quality of life for my kids. But, to a 4 year old little boy, all he wanted was my time. That was the day I decided while my kids were awake, I would not spend any, that's right not any, time on the computer.

You see my kids are my priority. What I can give them daily, may be even more important that what I can give them financially. I recommend that you figure out "YOUR WHY" then you will be able to prioritize your life correctly. You really need to know your reasons for all the hard work you do each day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Marketing Tools

As I have been investigating Marketing Tools over the last 4 months, I have found some unique and valuable programs. Of course, there are some real clunkers out there too, so watch what you sign up to use.

The most valuable tool I use is FREE. This is social media or social networks. Facebook, Myspace and Twitter have been the sites of the past. But now, there is Peoplestring too. Peoplestring is a social network full of people looking to make money on the Internet. I don't care what you are marketing this network is full of eager patrons who want to earn a living on-line. No matter which networks you use, if you are genuine and friendly, this is the Best FREE Marketing you can get.

The next best tool I have found is an Instant Splash Page maker. A splash page maker is an easy way to make an advertisement linking to your primary page. They are short, to the point and used to GRAB the ATTENTION of your potential prospect. Instant Splash is the easiest and quickest to use. Plus, it makes a very nice branded page. A branded page is a page with your personal photo or logo. To brand yourself, you want to use the same photo or logo on all your advertising and marketing promotions. Besides branding, this program offers a mini auto-responder or you can use your own. They give you a site rotator and access to a free banner maker. Plus, you get a twice a day mailer for any people you may refer to Instant Splash.
I highly recommend this program. You can join as a FREE member or make more pages as an upgraded member. This is one program I definitely recommend the upgrade option.

I don't want to over load you with information in one posting. In my next blog post, I will cover more marketing tools.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Marketing On-line

I have been learning how to market on-line for about 5 months now. It has definitely been a learning process. Anyone who says you can make $10,000 a month by work 30 minutes a day is either lying or a veteran marketer. I find myself spending, at least, 30 minutes a day just answering messages and emails.

I am learning how to automate some things but I am not a very techie person. So, this in itself is quite time consuming. Teaching yourself how to market and save time actually takes up quite a bit of time. For me, educating myself is the most time consuming task I am doing.

There are thousands of programs out there that claim they are the best at their speciality. Whether it be auto-responders, list builders, splash page makers, banner makers, or traffic exchanges, they all claim to be the best. You could spend days sifting through each of these specific areas trying to find what you think gives you the best quality at the best price. And yes, there are some free programs.

So, how can you save time picking which program is going to work for you? Whatever your business opportunity might be, you need to find a person who is successful in that program and find out what that person is doing to succeed. If you can pick the brain of someone who is succeeding, you are one step ahead of the game. Plus, this will save you loads of time investigating the different programs. I guarantee this person is using good programs.

Let's say you now have your programs picked out. Now you have to learn how to use each program effectively for your personal marketing campaign. This can usually be learned by watching tutorial videos or reading the information. Again, this will take time.

For me, I am learning something new everyday about marketing. While I am learning how to use these programs, I am still finding time to do some on-line marketing. Otherwise I feel I would be at a stand still. So, my business is still growing as I am learning how to effectively market. I guess it is kind of hit and miss for me but I am getting some results.

I feel I am a typical average person who wants to improve my life with extra income from on-line marketing. I have another income but I would like to replace that income with a nice residual income from my on-line business. It's a great dream. I get frustrated because I feel it is taking so long to learn everything. I don't believe in doing something half way or I would just stick with my hit and miss marketing. I want to learn how to do it right. I believe I have found the right tools and I am heading in the right direction. Now, I just have to find the time to learn how to use these great tools.

So, let me close with an old saying "You can't rush success." I don't know who said it or when but it is true for me. Or, what about this one "Patience is a virtue". Wise words that I am trying to live by in my day to day life of learning how to become an effective on-line marketer.

Monday, March 22, 2010

OVERWHELMED

Has it happened to you? You finally find the opportunity you were looking for and suddenly you become OVERWHELMED. There are many things that can Overwhelm a person. The main thing is finding the time to promote your new opportunity. If you are like me, your spare time is limited. I find myself staying up later so I can work online to promote my new opportunity. This, of course, makes me even more Overwhelmed as I am tired the next day.

Last week I decided I can't do it all. I have grown my personal referrals to a respectable level. So now, I want to help those referrals grow their personal business. I have been concentrating on helping each referral "Brand Themselves" and start their own promotions online. This has included building "Landing Pages" and "Banners", with a quick lesson in promoting on "Traffic Exchange Sites". Plus, a short tutorial on how to build your Facebook and Twitter friends list. Because with today's online presence, social media is still the best FREE advertising a person can receive.

So, this week, I am feeling much better about myself. It's only Monday but I all ready feel, as if, I have accomplished more today than I did all of last week. It has been said over-and-over if you help others succeed, your success will follow. Well, I am here to tell you, besides that well known fact, it really feels good. So, Stop what you are doing and HELP YOUR TEAM. Maybe the good feelings you get will make you feel not so Overwhelmed. It worked for Me!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Social Media In One Year

Where will Social Media be in one year? This is a relevant question which is on every ones mind. From the independent Internet ranking company, Alexa, the top 4 sites are social media sites: 1.Google; 2.Facebook; 3.Yahoo; and 4.Youtube. These top 4 sites have been in the top 10 for quite some time now.

Why is this question relevant? Well with the influx of social media sites popping up every other day, at least it seems that way, it is important to know where to spend your time when you are online. Where will you get the most "bang for your buck", as they say. This is a good question. If you are marketing on social media sites, where should you concentrate your time to get the best results?

Twitter is now ranked at number 12 and one time Giant Myspace has slipped to number 18. I point this out because 2 years ago all you heard about was Myspace. That was the number one social media site with not much competition and no one had heard of Twitter. So, will all this competition be good for social media or will it just become a watered down system of random posts? Well, in my opinion, that is what Twitter is all ready. There is not much flow to the posts and they are definitely random. To have a conversation, you have to dm the person you are wanting to make contact with if you want to make sure they see the info. Is Facebook much better? At least at Facebook, you can respond to a post and it will be linked to that specific post. Thus, a conversation is formed.

So, where is Social Media headed in the next year. There are several new companies on the horizon and making a push to get noticed. The flavor of the day is Geostring.(ranked 13,604) They are trying to lure in members by paying them a $10 sign up fee. Of course, you can't get paid until your account reaches $100. Most members will quit before this happens. I am, also, hearing a buzz about Swom.(ranked 2186) They are calling themselves the social network for marketers and home based businesses. I am not sure what that means but I think I will pass.
Then you have the one year old company Peoplestring.(ranked 898) I think this is a company worth watching. Their Alexa rating has climbed over 300 points in the last 2 months. This is going to be the first Social Network to be traded on the stock exchange as a public company. The company is all ready sharing 70% of its ad revenue with any active members. The company will pay its members when their account reaches $25. Plus, the company is now fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter. So, over the next year Peoplestring is the company to watch. I believe 2010 will be the year Peoplestring changes social media as we know it today.

So, if you are a marketing using social media to build your business, I suggest you use the social media site which is paying its members, Peoplestring. You can link your account to two major players in social media. And, get paid for doing what you are all ready doing each day. This is a win / win situation for you. Good luck and happy marketing.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Internet Marketing Tool Traffic Exchanges


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Friday, March 5, 2010

Branding Yourself

You here it over and over. BRAND YOURSELF. This is the one element of success all the "gurus" seem to agree upon. For some of us, it takes a while to understand this point. I was a little slow myself understanding what this truly means. Finally, I think I get it. So since I didn't truly understand the concept, I am sure there are others out there who are like me. So, today I want to talk about BRANDING.

The first thing you have to know is you can't be shy. Get yourself a camera and take a nice photo of yourself. Make sure you like it because you are going to use it everywhere. Some people, like me, don't really want to put a photo of themselves on their account. You will see their kids, their dog, their cat, their car but people want to see YOU. I compromised, I am using a photo of me and my kids. (for now)

The second thing you have to do is put all your accounts in the same User Name. This was a mistake I have yet to correct everywhere. Now I am using Catherine D. White. At first I was just making up different names for each account: CDWhite, Cathy White, etc. All me but this can cause confusion with your followers. Pick the one name you want to be known by and stick with it everywhere. Luckily some sites now let you change your user name.

Start your social BRANDING by getting accounts at all the major social networks. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Google, Peoplestring, Linkedin and more. You have to get your face out there to get your business opportunity exposed.

I recently found a traffic exchange site that is combining Social Integration with Traffic Exchange. I was amazed at how easy it was to use the program. This gives you the contact information at your fingertips. What a great concept developed by John Guanzon at Thumbvu.
Now you can actually meet the people whose ads your are clicking. This site just gives you another opportunity to Brand Yourself.

The bottom line is this: Get your name and your picture out there on as many web pages as humanly possible. Then watch yourself rise in the google rankings. Which reminds me, have you googled yourself yet? If you are not in the top 10, you have not been branding yourself. If you need more tips, contact me at catherinedwhite@peoplestring.com I will be glad to help.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Losing Your Networking Credibility

This seems to be a trap most of us fall in to when we start our networking careers. You decide you believe in the concept of networking and now it is time to pick a company. Most of us probably join the first company which presented the concept of networking to us but then we failed miserably with that company. (That is to be expected since 97% of people in networking fail to build any type of income.) So, what now? You love the concept of network marketing and believe in your soul that it will work. This is where a lot of people mess up big time. When you start joining each and every company that comes along, you will totally lose your credibility with all people who know you. If you are promoting Company X this week and then Company Y next week, people will start running the other direction when they see you coming. It's called the NFL or No Friends Left league.

Not only will you lose your credibility with the people you know but what about the people who did believe you and joined your downline. What are they supposed to think now? They believed in you enough to join your team and now you are switching teams or are you just joining more than one team? See how confusing it can be. I actually had this happen to me recently. My leader in a Company P started promoting another company. I had seen the new company being promoted around different sites but I have to say I was surprised when I received a personal message from my leader promoting the new site. This made me think he wasn't as committed to Company P as I had thought he was originally. So, he lost a little credibility with me.

Now, I do want to say here, it is possible to be promoting more than one company if there is a funnel affect which leads back to your original company. With today's networking and traffic exchange site, it is quite possible to build an income from more than one place.

So where does this leave us? To keep your credibility, you should only promote one networking company. No this doesn't mean you can join one company promote it then join another company and promote it. YOU need to investigate the company and the product and only join if this is the company for you. Then promote, promote, promote and you will succeed. Your friends and your downline will thank you and appreciate what you have to say even more.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Art of Marketing

At the young age of 10, I was asked to sell my first item to raise money for the school band. I suppose this was the start of my marketing career. Many years later, I am still marketing items but no longer door to door.
The "Art of Marketing" has become big business thanks to the age of the Internet. You may never see another person face-to-face and still make a nice living through this portal we call the web. There are thousands of so-called "gurus" out there that are willing to teach you how to market your merchandise. They usually give you a free ebook to get you started. Then, slip in the $29.95 Tell All Secret Book that you just have to have to succeed. Some of them make you feel like if you don't buy this ebook, then you will never know the secret. You want to know what I think? There is NO SECRET. Yes, you can quote me. Be sure to tell everyone you heard it here first. There is NO SECRET to marketing. There is NO MAGIC words you can use to get people to purchase your products. The truth to the matter is this: It's All About YOU! Think about it. Would you buy any product from someone you didn't like? Would you buy any product from someone you didn't trust? Would you buy any product from someone who might not be there tomorrow?
So, what does this mean for your marketing career? It is really quite simple. Become a likable, trustworthy, person of character who people can find if they need you. YOUR next question is "How do I do that?" Start by stopping. Stop pushing your product on every passer by you meet. Then, start developing a relationship with your potential customers. Become an expert in your field so potential customers will look to you for advice. Make your presence known where your potential customers hang out. It really is a matter of marketing yourself and not your product.
I have listed some general ideas to help you. Start today. Put that product down and pick up a mirror. Would you buy a product from yourself? That is the best place to start.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Social Networks Dominate Top 10

Social Media sites are growing at an unprecedented rate. The top 10 companies today, according to Alexa.com are as follows: 1. google.com, 2. facebook.com, 3. yahoo.com, 4. youtube.com, 5. live.com, 6. wikipedia.com, 7. blogger.com, 8. baidu.com, 9. msn.com, & 10. qq.com. It is amazing to me that 7 of the top 10 sites are social networks. The list is growing even stronger day by day. Although, the one time giant, Myspace as fallen to number 17 there are several new companies rising to the top.
The release of Google Buzz has everyone talking, blogging, posting and tweeting. The reviews are mixed, so far, as with any new media. LinkedIN has been climbing the ranks and has broken into the top 20. It has a more business like feel but is still used for networking. Friendster was hot when it busted onto the scene but has been dropping steadily over the last few months. Their current rank today was 213. Then there is a young company called Peoplestring. This company just turned 1 year old on February 7th. They are rising in popularity at an alarming rate. Their current rank is 1116 which has rosin over 2700 point in the last 3 months.
So what will make you a loyal member of any social network site? Of course, it is a pain to start over at any new site. You have to upload your favorite pictures and import all your contacts. It's kind of like moving, it's never enjoyable but always worth it once you get there.
For me, I am being drawn to Peoplestring. Surprised? I was too. I have joined all the popular social networks but I end up spending most of my time at Peoplestring. Why? Because they pay me. Yup, you read that right. Peoplestring is paying its members. You know all the advertisements you see at the side of the pages. Those advertisers pay to be there. The big companies are moving their ad money online where the people are hanging out. Peoplestring is sharing 70% of that ad revenue with its members. So, If I can hang out and chat, email, shop, google, and get paid from a site, you are darn right, I am there. Why wouldn't anyone want to get paid for doing what we all do everyday anyway. To me, it's a "no brainer."
So, check out the new sites, the latest buzz, or the next big thing and then come hang out with me on Peoplestring. We can get paid together.

Marketing Mistakes on Social Media

There are several marketing mistakes I have noticed on the social media sites. And the cause of these mistakes is impatience. Most people don’t want to take the time to be social on the social media sites. Some one has told them: “Hey, social media is a great way to market your business.” So, they jump right on and start posting their links. BIG MISTAKE. I have to admit, I made the same mistake. I guess I was so bad I had friends who wouldn’t even return my direct messages. That’s bad. But, it didn’t take me long to learn this was pointless.

Mistake number 1: In your very first contact with a person you talk about your business or give them your link. Think about it. Is this how you would like to be approached? Wouldn’t you want to know the person a little bit first. When someone tells me they can show me how to make $10,000 in 30 days, this is my response: Really, and how long have you been with this company? Most of the time they answered, well I just started but….. Conversation Over on my part.

Mistake number 2: Friending Everybody. Now I know you have to start somewhere so take this in the context that you have developed a few hundred friends all ready. At that point, you need to start building relationships. Start learning who people are, what are their interests, and what companies do they represent? If you show genuine interest in a person, more than likely they will show interest in what you do. I think it is important, at this point to start weeding out your contact list. Why keep a contact when you absolutely know you will not do business with this person? You, also, need to categorize each person. Are they a networker? Do they represent a certain company? Did you like each other?

I am still learning the everyday little nuances of using social media. I hope I can keep learning what works and help others to succeed in networking.