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Thursday, January 29, 2015

How To Make Money From Jumia Without A Webiste


There are many bloggers in Nigeria and beyond who desire to make money from Jumia but are scared due to the requirement of working with code. If you are in this boat-- there is no need to be scared or bothered, because I want to share with you a simple way to make money with Jumia without needing a site.

How?

All it takes is for you to sign up for the Jumia Consultant Program. To sign up for the program you can mail your CV to independentconsultant@jumia.com.ng.

If its a challenge getting your CV read just whatsapp me on 0803653354. And I will get back to you.

What is the benefit of the Program?

The program gives you the opportunity to

- Become you own boss

- Meet more people

- Expand your reach: By selling to more people

- Make more money: Increasingly the fastest way to make money on the side.

If you think is hard getting started but you are interested in making purchases at a discount price then drop me a message on Whatsapp-08036532254 so I can  make orders on your behalf.


How Can I Reach Out To People, When I Don't Have a Marketing Bone?

Many people are scared of getting into marketing, because they feel they don't know what to tell people. What if I tell you can start making sales without having to convince people in your work place; though that is a great strategy-more on that later?

All it takes is for you to do the following.

-Send broadcast messages on Whatsapp
-Send your friends messages on facebook.
-Post photos of what you've bought on facebook
-Share photos of great deals on facebook
-Post images of products on sites such as olx.com

What happens when you get a response from people?

People who contact will want to know how the product will get to them and the quality of the product. So in order to win them over you have to clearly explain to them the product you have on offer. Be truthful as integrity matters in this business. If they ask how long will it take for them to get the product delivered simply tell them it takes between 3-8 days.

What Happens When You Have a Challenge Answering a Question Asked By a Potential Customer?

Simply tell the client that you would need to get more information about the product and you will get in touch with the person later. You don't need to manufacture answers or you risk getting a client pissed off after a purchase. So if this is a challenge simply mail the staffs of Jumia. I did this when I hadn't complete information on a product a client of mine wanted to purchase.
Below is the conversation I HAD WITH their staffs




What happens when You Finish Making an Order?

When you finish making an order on Jumia, you are giving an option to publish the photo of what you have on facebook. Doing this can create added visibility for the product as other may want to buy same.

If you have any question you want me to answer concerning this you can ask me so I can update this post




























Saturday, January 17, 2015

I Will Teach You How To Transform That Boring Topic Into an Interesting One


One night I felt something-a strange force sitting on top me.

I wanted to scream, but couldn't. Just like in my other dream, my mouth was open, but no sound came forth. My legs would not budge. I was paralyzed. And my heart felt like exploding.

I STRUGGLED to no avail-my hands fixed firmly on the bed... And it suddenly dawned on me that this could be my last night on earth.

Almost giving up I remembered a man -a man called Jesus.  After seeming helplessness, I was able to force the name out of my mouth and out of the blues- I felt a gentle release.

The muscles on my face relaxed, my pounding chest which heaved in frantic beats  hit a steady rhythm and I FOUND myself awake, sweat pouring out of my frightened body.

Perhaps

This is the same difficulty you go through when creating content in a boring niche.

Perhaps

you struggle to create mesmerizing and engaging content to no avail.

Perhaps

You feel there is nothing that can be done.

You know what?

That's a damn big lie...

To buttress my point:

I will show you how a blog on tarpaulin can be made interesting

I will show you how to come up with topics that are interesting even if you are in a boring niche

And I will show you how to blow the mind of your readers, and make them want to come read some more


Is it so easy?

No

I know you may find it difficult creating content that is memorable-content that hits the sweet spot of your readers and creates the trigger that forces them to share-sending it into the viral market.

What is the solution?

1.       Go For World view Content


According to Jeff Goin, creating content that connect you with your core readers requires you create content with a world view.

In order to have a better understanding, let me share an example I lifted from Jeff Post.

Jeff in that post shared a formula you could use to create a worldview content. And it goes like this.

"Every {Blank} can/should {Blank}"

An example

"Every Californian Should Go Surfing"
“Every parent should care about organic food”
“These are statements  not everyone agrees with, which is an essential characteristic of a worldview. By definition, your worldview must not be something everyone would connect with. It must be somewhat divisive.”… Jeff Goin

Perhaps you are still confused about what a Worldview means.

Let's break it down.

In the above example, Californian is the world view while the niche is surfing.

So you can see that by connecting your worldview to your niche-you can easily create content which is memorable.

To make your niche topic a "world view" -infuse the word why. Using the previous example, it becomes: Why Every Californian Should Go Surfing.

One other interesting thing about "worldview"content is that it can help spark controversy-which can be a good thing as it helps create readers on both side of the divide. Yes, some of this may turn out to be critics but you will also get true fans which you seek.

2. Ask The Right Questions.


Did you know that content in a boring niche can hit 5,135,161 views?

Never! No way!! You are joking!!!

That was my exact thought when I heard that a talk on spaghetti landing that outrageous number of views.

And I did what I had to do...

I read it... And I got hooked.

What did Malcolm String Together To Make That Content Awesome?

Simple

He asked the  question:

"Why Do Brands Sell So Many Styles of Spaghetti Sauce when they used to Sell Only One?"

-Can you see how this interesting question made a topic on spaghetti interesting?

3. Tie It Up With A Story


Apart from asking an interesting question, Malcolm used a story to explain why.

As a content creator, try to storify your content  as Kevin did in this exceptional post.

He shared his experience about a Psychopath he had as a roommate-that's why life experience spices up a post and wows the mind of the reader.

Stories isn’t just a staple of bloggers; organization such a Coca-Cola, Eat24, and Lego tell awesome stories.  So it’s time you incorporate it into your content marketing channel.



4. Be Creative


Imagine you own a plastic bottle industry. What kind of article do you think you can create that would crave people’s attention?

What kind of article do you think will be able to generate over 697000 views?

None…

Then you are in for a surprise, because a single article did generated that number of views. And it’s simply titled: 23 Creative Ways To Re-Use Old Plastic Bottles.

This article will blow your mind. The article shows how plastic bottles can be used to create vertical gardens, light bulb, brooms, jewelry stand- just to mention but a few.

How Can You Accomplish This in your boring niche?

Think of an inspiring way you can use your product.

When you do this creatively you are sure to break the traffic bank as this guy did.

5. Strip Away The Technicalities of Your Product.


Do you belong to a fiber laser niche, where writing a copy that blows your readers mind seems to be next to impossible?

Have you even written an article titled: “Top Ten Fiber Lasers’’ that draws dismal traffic?

Don’t worry, just pick your pen and add this to your to repertoire of tricks.

What You Should Do.

Find out where your product has been featured. For instance, when Mike Essex was faced with the same challenge of creating an evergreen article in the fiber glass niche - a  boring niche, he decided to focus on where the product has been used.

His research made him discover that fiber lasers have been used in movies.

Focusing less on the technicalities, he came up with the article titled: Top Ten Movie Scenes With Lasers.

By so doing Mike created captivating content that appealed to a much broader audience.

6. Repurpose Your Content


If your content seems bland, or you feel like throwing up when you think of your niche-it’s time you do something innovative.

It’s time you do something that not only entices your readers, but also forces them to click the share button without thinking.

It’s time to spice up your article with graphics, meme, infographics or videos.

By converting your bland text into various formats- you increase your chances of your content going viral.

To Create Meme, use:



To Create Infographics, use:


To Create a Slideshare, read:

7. Create A Swipe File


As you scavenge the net reading  *chocks* of awesome article -don’t  let those headlines that pulled you into the copy die a natural death.

Do Something

Take those headlines and keep them with the url in your swipe file so that you can revisit it.

For example: if my niche is the Tarpaulin niche and I come across an info-graphic on the periodic table of SEO which I have deposited in my swipe file; I can simply revisit the swipe file later on so as to see if I can rejig my brain to deploy the headline to create a similar infographic though in a different niche.

8. Use Hypnotic Words


Imagine if you had the power to influence people’s subconscious minds.

Imagine if you could do it by using simple trigger words to activate involuntary hypnotic “reflexes” in their brains.

You would never suspect these hypnotic words of holding any power.

They are simple, and innocuous.

“But when you use them consciously and correctly, they can dramatically improve your persuasive power.” …….says the author, Bnonn.

Yes, hypnotic words have such power.

They make your copy powerful if you know how to work them into a boring niche.

They draw your audience into your story, gives them a sense of ownership and makes you sneak into their mind through the back door of their imagination.

As a result it becomes easier for them to make the purchase.

Three examples you can use are: “Imagine, You and Because”

9. Use Power Words


Power words are words that make us feel anger, anguish, hatred, joy..in fact raw emotion.

For example, Jon in his post: 317 Power Words deconstructed one of Churchill's Speech as shown below:

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Can you guess which words stirred the imagination of his audience?
By infusing power words as you write your copy, you kill boredom and draw your reader into your post.

Glaring Example In A Boring Niche

Blendtec an American company in one of their copy had this to say:

Blendtec is more than just a blender—it can change your life. See how Blendtec has become more than just a kitchen appliance to athletes, parents, chefs, artists and more.

Looking at the above copy, you can see the use of “change” a “power word.”

By using the  word “change,” people are enticed to click the video on how blendtec can actually change their lives-this therefore increases conversion.

So Back To Statement I Made About Tarpaulin

How can I make a blog about tarpaulin and ratchet straps interesting?

To do this I need to create an interesting headline.

And below are five headline that I crafted using the techniques in this post.

-Who Invented The Tarpaulin?
-What is The Most Beautiful Tarpaulin in Iceland?
-Three Things Tarpaulin Can Teach You About Creating Remarkable Content
-Did You Know That John.F.Kennedy Used Tarpaulin in His Bed Room?
-Four Reasons Tarpaulins are Better Than Aluminum Roofing Sheets?

N/b: The John F Kennedy’s bit wasn’t researched so it could be false.

These are just a few topics you can create out of the tarpaulin. And to tell you the truth I spent less than five minutes coming up with them-just because I used the world view strategy, asked interesting question a person not interested in tarpaulin will love to read.

So what holding you back from making your blog more interesting?
I bet its you not using this information to your advantage.

Before, I drop my pen; I have a one request to make:

Give me the best headline you can think of about tarpaulin that will make you click the read button.
Lets see your creative force in action.

Meet you in the comment.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Social Media: 4 Ways Brands can Use Quora to Promote their Business








As a business person seeking to promote your business Quora is an excellent platform to achieve your goals. The question then may be, “how can I do this?”
Doing this is not hard once you are a able to get a hang of how Quora works.

This is why the first thing you as brand or business can do in order to capitalize on Quora is for you to have an account if you don't already have one. If you don’t have one and you are seeking for a guide

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Being Unforgettable:How To Fight Your Ideas to Stardom


Fighting is as old as man himself. This struggle to overcome another by means of combat, unarmed or armed is perhaps the legacy handed down to us from our ancestors, the cave dwellers. Man has formulated scientific principles through the ages in his efforts to subdue enemies by fair means or foul. This quest for domination sowed the seeds for the fighting art.

The same can be said of content and ideas. Right from the time of Aristotle till date, man has fought to ensure his content and ideas are embedded on the sands of time.

This can be seen etched on the pyramids of Egypt, written on the Wailing Wall in Israel and embossed on the stone marbles of Greece.

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To safe guard it, man has killed and has been ready to die.
In his ingenuity, man has even crafted scrolls that laid dead in the Dead Sea only rise

Monday, December 22, 2014

25 SEO Mistakes That Will Land You in Google Hell





A masked man storms a shop brandishing a grenade.

Bystanders and shoppers notice the big G…. MAYBE A member of a GANG… With their eyes down, they quickly move to the door and out onto the street…. A month later he comes back.

This time the thug pushes the poor woman on the ground almost breaking her leg in the process.
Shocked from the onslaught, she gasps for air. The thug not yet done flings the grenade and her shop goes down in pack of smoke.

He drags her to one side and sternly warns her, “Next time don’t do what you did”

The Question: what did she do?

Answer: she committed SEO mistakes that Google had to sack her from its market place.
Just like her I also made the Google god’s angry. I stole people’s content…..Not like +Adrienne Smith  did or +Jon Morrow  taught.

I stole people’s content without acknowledging them.

Is this strange? Nope, it happens all the time.

How I got Google Kicked out of Search Engine Land.

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