Tuesday, May 31, 2011

BECOME A BILLIONAIRE


Become A Billionaire
Have you ever dreamed of great wealth? This page will teach you how to become extraordinary wealthy, especially the amazing status of becoming a billionaire. This page is simply about how to become a billionaire, which means to have at least a billion dollars in net worth. Some people have been born into wealth, others have amazing rags to riches stories. Most importantly, becoming a billionaire starts with believing in your dream or vision. Before reading on, you must realize that becoming a billionaire is not just about being lucky, it's about believing in something. All billionaires have one thing in common, they believed in something and went after it.
Have you ever wanted to know how to become an extraordinarily wealthy person, or just wanted to find yourself on the Forbe's Billionaire List or Forbes 400? There is no exact formula to striking it rich, there are certainly tips to make it there, and it will take a lot of luck, vision, dreams, and sometimes hard work. So, if you've ever wanted to become a billionaire, then this is the how-to guide on how to become a billionaire you will want to read!


Step 1: Find an Inspiration
Have a dream or a vision! A dream is a picture in your mind. It may be a real dream like when you go to sleep and wake up, yet then again it can be a dream that was written down when you were fully awake, or it could be something you wrote on a napkin one day that really inspired you. You may believe money is gravitating towards you, yet more importantly have a dream that relates to a way you will make this money and what great impact your product or service will have on the lives of people who buy or use it. Great dreamers have plans in their life and goals, and can visualize money sitting on their door step or being deposited into their bank account because they've done something great for others, for the world, or to change the world. Great dreamers and visionaries also see that their dream goes beyond just the money, yet it's the inspiration, or the passion to make or do something great that will change the world.
Guy Kawasaki, the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures once said, "Make Meaning, not Money," yet what he really may be saying is to allow people to find meaning in something that you make, create value for others, and then the money will come to you. It's kind of like the old saying, "If You Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow."

Establish a Vision:
A vision is basically like a goal, something you look forward to seeing, a mindset, something you have your eyes on.
Find other billionaires and be inspired. The billionaires below are good to check out to study how they became billionaires:
1.      Oprah Winfrey or simply Oprah who started The Oprah Show and a media empire.
2.      Mark Cuban who sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for billions.
3.      Sergey Brin and Larry Page AKA the Google Guys who founded Google, Inc.
4.      Donald Trump the Real Esate Mogul.
5.      J.K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter book series.
6.      Pierre Omidyar the founder of eBay.
7.      Steve Jobs the who is the visionary behind Apple Computer.
8.      Bill Gates started Microsoft.
9.      Lawrence Ellison started Oracle
10.    Tiger Woods is on his way to becoming the first billionaire golfer!

What do all of these people above have in common? They all found something that inspired them, and they were passionate about pursuing their vision and following their dreams!
Step 2: Stay Dedicated
Have a passion. For whatever you do, be passionate about it. If you love sandwiches, start a restaurant and branch it out! Stay dedicated, start with a few shops, branch them out, and open more. You too can become a billionaire like Fred Deluca the founder of Subway. It's also good to note how important networking is, as if Fred never met his friend to help him start the first sandwich shop known as Pete's Sandwich Shop, then he would have not been able to start the first one. Talk to a few billionaires if you can find them, and they might be able to lift you off the ground to pursue your passion.

Step 3: Consider Investing Towards Your Billions
You've got to have money to make money. If it's not money, you've got to have something great, a product, an amazing idea, or simply a belief in something great in order to make something great come to life.
Well known billionaires such as Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn all took the money they made and invested it. They learned how to invest, and invested in products or services where they had passions, interests, and understandings.
So, the first lesson to becoming a billionaire is that you can make lots of money if you learn how to manage your investing portfolio like a pro.
Now...
This is of course easier said than done... Many billionaires aren't even prepared to explain their strategy, or if their strategy is proven, yet one thing to know is that they have a strategy. They double down when times are tough, they take the risks, and they invest in their interests and stick up for the companies they believe in.
For instance, Warren Buffett is a dyed-in-the-wool value investor. This strategy has allowed himt o achieve annual returns on his investment of more than 20% for 40 plus years. He invested in companies that he believed had competitive advantages such as GEICO, and as of 2008 he held a stake in Goldman Sachs.
Most investors who are successful because they figured out a strategy, and stick to their practice in any economy, whether the economy is good or bad.
Never Give Up on Your Dreams
If you have a big dream, something that can change the world, or something you think can help a lot of people out, a way to do something better, surround yourself with the right people, meet other billionaires, lastly don't give up on it! Becoming a billionaire is not only about making money, it's about making a difference! You're on your way already after reading this article. Good luck!
Original article has been taken from Mahalo.

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Reporter vs Expert - Why Most Bloggers Are Stuck Reporting

There are basically two types of bloggers in the world - reporters and experts - and some people perform both roles (usually the experts, it's hard for reporters to become experts, but it's easy for experts to report).

If you have ever taken an Internet marketing course or attended a seminar specifically for beginners, you have probably heard about the two different methodologies. Whenever the business model is based on content, and if you blog for money then the model is based on content, people are taught to either start as reporters, or if possible step up as experts.

I'll be frank; you want to be the expert.

Reporters leverage the content of the experts and in most cases people start off as reporters because they haven't established expertise. Experts enjoy the perks of preeminence, higher conversion rates because of perceived value, it's easier to get publicity, people are more likely to seek you out rather than you having to seek others out, joint ventures come easier, etc� experts in most cases simply make more money and attract more attention.

Most Bloggers Are Reporters

The thing with expertise is that it requires something - experience. No person becomes an expert without doing things and learning. Bloggers usually start out without expertise and as a result begin their blogging journey by talking about everything going on in their niche (reporting) and by interviewing and talking about other experts (reporting again).

There's nothing wrong with reporting of course and for many people it's a necessity at first until you build up some expertise. Unfortunately the ratios are pretty skewed when it comes to reporters and experts - there are a lot more reporters than there are experts, hence reporters tend to struggle to gain attention and when they do, they often just enhance the reputation of the expert they are reporting on.

Don't Replicate Your Teacher

If you have ever spent some time browsing products in the learn Internet marketing niche you will notice a pattern. Many people first study Internet marketing from a �guru� (for lack of a better term). The guru teaches how he or she is able to make money online, and very often the view that the student gleams is that in order to make money online you have to teach others how to make money online.

The end result of this process is a huge army of amateurs attempting to replicate what their teacher does in the same industry - the Internet marketing industry - not realizing that without expert status based on a proven record and all the perks that come with it, it's next to impossible to succeed.

Even people, who enjoy marginal success, say for example growing an email list of 1,000 people, then go out and launch a product about how to grow an email list of 1,000 people. Now I have no problems with that, I think it's fine to teach beginners and leverage whatever achievements you have, the problem is that people gravitate to the same niche - Internet marketing - and rarely have any key points of differentiation.

How many products out there do you know of that all claim to teach the same things - email marketing, SEO, pay per click, affiliate marketing, and all the sub-niches that fall under the category of Internet marketing. It's a saturated market, yet when you see your teachers and other gurus making money teaching others how to make money (and let's face it - making money as a subject is one of the most compelling) - your natural inclination is to follow in their footsteps.

If the key is to become an expert and you haven't spent the last 5-10 years making money online, I suggest you look for another niche to establish expertise in.

Report on Your Process, Not Others

The secret to progress from reporter to expert is not to focus on other experts and instead report on your own journey. When you are learning how to do something and implementing things day by day, or studying other people's work, you need to take your process and what you do as a result of what you learn, and use it as content for your blog.

It's okay to talk about experts when you learn something from them, but always relate it to what you are doing. If you learn a technique from an expert it's fine to state you learned it from them (and affiliate link to their product too!) but you should then take that technique, apply it to what you are doing and then report back YOUR results, not there's. Frame things using your opinion - your stories - and don't regurgitate what the expert said. The key is differentiation and personality, not replication.

Expertise comes from doing things most people don't do and then talking about it. If you do this often enough you wake up one day as an expert, possibly without even realizing how it happened, simply because you were so good at reporting what you did.

You Are Already An Expert

Most people fail to become experts (or perceived as experts) because they don't leverage what they already know. Every person who lives a life learns things as they go, takes action every day and knows something about something. The reason why they never become an expert is because they choose not to (which is fine for some, not everyone wants to be an expert), but if your goal is to blog your way to expertise and leave the world of reporting behind you have to start teaching and doing so by leveraging real experience.

Experience can come from what you do today and what you have done previously; you just need to take enough steps to demonstrate what you already know and what you are presently learning along your journey. I know so many people in my life, who are experts simply by virtue of the life they have lived, yet they are so insecure about what they know, they never commit their knowledge to words for fear of�well fear.

Blogs and the Web in general, are amazing resources when you leverage them as a communication tool to spread your expertise because of the sheer scope of people they can reach. If all you ever do is talk to people in person and share your experience using limited communication mediums, you haven't much hope of becoming an expert. Take what you know and show other people through blogging, and you might be surprised how people change their perception of you in time.

Reporting Is A Stepping Stone

If your previous experience and expertise is from an area you want to leave behind or you are starting from �scratch�, then reporting is the path you must walk, at least for the short term.

Reporting is a lot of fun. Interviewing experts, talking about what other people are doing and just being part of a community is not a bad way to blog. In many cases people make a career of reporting (journalism is about just that), but if you truly want success and exponential results, at some point you will have to stand up and proclaim yourself as someone unusually good at something and then proceed to demonstrate it over and over again.

Have patience and focus on what you do to learn and then translate that experience into lessons for others, and remember, it's okay to be a big fish in a small pond, that's all most experts really are.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

10 Blog Traffic Tips

In every bloggers life comes a special day - the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else's blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader - you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that's about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers.

These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called "traction", which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.Top 10 Tips

10. Write at least five major "pillar" articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good "how-to" lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn't news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.

You don't have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need an easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that's the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you've done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people's blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger's article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry - it's sort of like your blog telling someone else's blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.

This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important - it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at http://blogcarnival.com/.

3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it's so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it's worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. This is another tip that doesn't bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it's worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have - your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your "Resource Box". You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.

1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I've listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won't stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link:

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/go.php?offer=amani79&pid=1

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Obama and Zuckerberg Cool with Paying More Taxes

Obama and Zuckerberg Cool with Paying More Taxes

I think its about time this happened in all developed nations. All the super rich ass people should seriously be taxed so that they are contributing to the welfare of there own countries.
If more and more people did adopt this strategy then we wouldn't need to depend on the IMF to bail countries out and get raped in the end.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

  HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BLOG: PART-3
In part 1 & 2 the main topic of discussion was stressed on getting your basics of blogging solidified. You need to understand what your main objective is and what result you want to achieve through hours of typing or simply spending only a couple of hours a day to get your message across.

Its very simple, there is something that we all want to get out of blogging. It doesn't always have to do with making money. I personally know alot of bloggers who focus on issues as Peace, charity, and non-profit purposes which is great. My philosophy in the blogosphere , is that no matter what your main goal is; at the end of the day you MUST give something back to society. I'm not talking about giving a donation, not always..Its great to be generous that way. By all means, guys and girls..if you have some spare change please donate wisely and ensure your money is going the right places.

Apart from donating money, you can share your ideas and opinions through your blogging on any topic. Be it political, social, technological, sports knowledge, nutrition and health, sex, marital issues, how to bring up children tips, being a good parent and the list goes on. Remember give back to society, we all need some honest and realistic advice which will enrich our skills to better our daily lives.

I've noticed, over the past few years that real life examples are the most followed topics's. Therefore, even if your making up a story, please please ensure that the facts and figures are realistic enough so that your audience can rather believe you or at least be able to relate to your story. Actually, in 2010 all the top movies that came out were about real-life situations and they won awards...lots of them too. So take that as bonus free advice that your already getting from my blog.

I would love to hear your experiences and suggestions on Blog improvement as well.



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