Are you causing your own failures? Stop that!

What are you avoiding or procrastinating on in your business out of fear, a confidence crisis, or because you worry it won't be good enough - or that it will just flat out FAIL? Or maybe you have another reason for hesitating on your projects and goals...

➡️ Newsflash: you guarantee failure with "failure to launch!" 😉

Just DO THINGS - do things less than perfect, do them badly even, then tweak & improve as you go. ☑️

Get in the habit of FINISHING and PUBLISHING.

The more you have out there, the more response/data you have to work with to continue growing & improving. And the better your chance of building your business, getting traffic, making sales, all the good stuff. 🙂

Don't WAIT to start. Just START!

Working on a product, service or website right now?

Start building up your social media following & audience and discussing your topic NOW - put yourself on the hook and create an audience to SERVE with your thoughts, ideas & offers.

Have a product you'll be launching soon?

Start leaking tips and hints and get some anticipation building! That "audience interest" will motivate you to finish it FASTER and to actually launch it.

The only real failure is the "failure to take action."

If you DO take action and it FLOPS, you now have something to work with to improve the targeting or the traffic or the conversion rate.

But you'll never know if you don't DO, and once you DO there is no failure... only a platform to keep tweaking & improving until you turn it into a WIN. ♥️

Best,
Lynn Terry

p.s. I love this concept of scheduling an "Untouchable Day" for creative projects. Such a simple yet effective solution to our otherwise overly full and less than productive days with entirely too much input - and never enough output.

"As our world gets busier and our phones get beepier, the scarcest resource for all of us is becoming ATTENTION and CREATIVE OUTPUT. And if you’re not taking time to put something new and beautiful out into the world, then your value is diminishing FAST." -continue reading

💡 6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement


This should be FUN - and they're all easy ways to see fast results. 🙂

My challenge to you for the week: Do each of these 6 easy content ideas to improve your traffic & social media engagement!

Alice Seba posed a question this week on Facebook in one of her groups about free vs paid content, or access to you. My answer to that was 1- it depends on your niche and business model (of course). And 2- The more content I create and the more accessible I am to my audience... the more money I make. 😉

If you want exposure, traffic & sales - creating content is the answer. Even if it's just on social media (quick & easy!) and even if you don't yet have anything to offer or sell (use affiliate links!).

It's just TOO EASY to be making sales online right now for you to NOT be doing it.

Maybe you don't believe ^ that, or you're not really sure YOU can easily make sales (or even make a living!) online. But maybe THAT alone is what keeps you from doing the things that will prove that you can. 😉

Also, check out my P.S. below to see what I'm reading today (and why)...


6 Types of Content to Boost Your Social Media Engagement


✅ Create visual content: a quote graphic, tip graphic, infographic, photo illustrating your topic, etc. * Canva is a great free resource with tons of free templates.

✅ Create a video. It could be a short video demonstrating a how-to, a tip video, something inspirational or motivational. Itt could be an "over the shoulder" look at your hands doing something or a product and how to use it. It could be an educational video made in Powerpoint or Keynote (slides) exported to video format. Lots of EASY ideas!

✅ Host a contest or giveaway 🎁

✅ Respond to DM's (Direct Messages) or follow up with someone that messaged you recently - check in to see how it worked out, or if that worked for them, etc.

✅ Create a Top Tips or How-To post on something very specific. Make it "actionable content" for your readers to experience a sense of achievement.

✅ Ask your audience questions! It encourages responses and interaction. Then respond to those questions and keep the discussion going. (Higher engagement = more social media reach on any platform!)

* Tip: Repurpose that Q&A into blog posts, a short report, a Facebook Live series - or all of the above. 😉

✅ Start an Idea Journal for content ideas as they come to you. If you already have one, revisit it this week: does it need to be organized or updated? Or pick an idea from your list and run with it!


* * * * *

More free ideas & resources for you to make the challenge above EASY and FUN...

📲 Social Media Content Ideas Generator - Grab the Free Brainstorming Tool at the end of this post. ✔️

5 Ways To Destroy Your Reputation on Social Media
Be sure to download the "Free Checklist: How To Build a 5-Star Social Media Reputation" while you're there! 😉


Get out there and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. 💪

Best,
Lynn Terry
ClickNewz.com

p.s. Right now I'm reading Endless Instagram Traffic (Even If You Have No Followers) by Debbie Drum. While I'm doing GREAT with my niche Instagram account already, I'm always interested in learning new ways to improve my results - and always curious to see how & what other people are doing to get great results. 😉

Lynn Terry, ClickNewz - Work Hard, Make It Happen!

Brainstorming Hour Replay: Monday, October 22nd 2018

Creative Blogging Ideas

Brainstorming Hour Replay: Monday, October 22nd 2018

Topics:

* Creative to use other people's content for ideas & inspiration for COOL projects - without stealing their content. 😉

* Creating EASY Content Upgrades to Build Your List

* It's not too late to sign up for the FREE course creation training. Yes, they'll have recordings/replays!

* Discussion: 32 Simple Tasks/Ideas To Get More Traffic & Sales

* TIP: the next best click... should never be the X or the back button!

* Go back through your blog posts and content pages and add/improve the call-to-action

* Discussion: "Do more of what's working and less of what's not." (Examples)

* Repurposing content you've already created into products and sales.

* How To Create Digital Products - Quickly & Easily

* Content inspiration from Pinterest + creative ways to use it!

* Easy Blog Content: Roundup Posts (Examples)

* Turning a single blog post or checklist into an interactive content series.

 

Lots of creative ideas! Enjoy 😉

Only members can attend live Brainstorming Hour sessions or watch the interactive replays. Click here to watch the replay of this session, or click here to join the ClickNewz Private Brainstorming Group.

 








 

32 Ideas & Simple Tasks That Will Make You Money In ANY Niche

 

In Brainstorming Hour we’ve been discussing creative ways to increase Reach and Revenue, because those are the two MOST important things you can focus on when it comes to building your business - or even just making money online.

I sat down and came up with a quick list off the top of my head to give you some actionable ideas that will make you money in ANY niche.

Obviously you can use this list to make MORE money, to boost your established business with increased traffic & sales.

Consider it a running list to work from whenever you need a fresh idea or a quick boost. Just pick one and run with it! 🙂

I’ll be sharing detailed how-to information & ideas for each of the tasks/ideas on this list here on my blog at ClickNewz, so stay tuned!

We’ll also be discussing them in detail in the Weekly Marketing Challenge Group - with FUN mini challenges! - so be sure to join us there as well.

Ideas for Making Money Online and Increasing your Reach and Revenue Fast

Brainstorming Hour Replay: Thursday, October 18th 2018

Outside the Comfort Zone

Brainstorming Hour Replay: Thursday, October 18th 2018

Topics Discussed:

* Member Q&A, Brainstorming & Accountability

* Creating Your Niche Course - FREE: Teachable Live training event

* Tip: Forget the HOW and just focus on the WHAT

* Instagram Etiquette: Regramming (Sharing) Posts

* Niche Product Ideas Brainstorming:
https://www.clicknewz.com/15424/product-or-list/

* Creating Interactive / Actionable Products

* Mobile app: Positive Quotes

* Getting creative with HOW and WHERE you offer your products

* Income Sources: Have a good fallback!

* "It's AMAZING what happens outside the comfort zone."

 

Enjoy! 🙂

Only members can attend live Brainstorming Hour sessions or watch the interactive replays. Click here to watch the replay of this session, or click here to join the ClickNewz Private Brainstorming Group.

 















 

Free Training: Create Profitable Niche Courses

 

This training is completely free, but you want to hurry and register...

Here's the quicklink to register now or keep reading for more details.

Create Niche Courses Online - Free Training Event

Online courses are one of the best ways to make money online. Why? Because:

  • They can be extremely profitable. Some online instructors make millions a year sharing their expertise with the world.
  • They provide passive income, which means you don’t have to trade hours for dollars.
  • They give you the immense satisfaction of helping people while teaching a topic you love.
  • They’re a great way to build authority & credibility, which you can leverage to grow your following and your business even further.

Online courses are HUGE right now. And according to Industry Forecasts, the demand for long-distance learning is growing fast (over 7% in the next decade). By the year 2025, online learning will be a $331 billion industry.

What does that mean?

CPC Push Notification Advertising: Megapu.sh

This post was sponsored by Megapu.sh - The first advertising Push notifications network.

Tons of people are making money online simply by running ads for affiliate programs and CPA campaigns across a variety of adverting platforms.

I did it myself heavily with Google Adwords back in 2003-2004, and not only is it fun - and only slightly addictive 😉 - it can be extremely profitable.

I had the opportunity to talk with a rep from Megapu.sh this week, and learn more about their CPC-model push notification advertising network...

This is what Push Notification ads look like on mobile devices:

Push Notification Advertising

What is a push notification exactly? It's native advertising (a teaser) which is delivered to the user's mobile device or desktop, which they opt-in to receive.

There are a variety of ways you can use it...

Get My Internet Business & Smart Marketing Diaries - Free!