How to Fall in Love with Print Books, (Again)

 

The link below is a post from Publisher's Weekly. It is a reminder with which I wholeheartedly agree. We can't forget the value of the printed book.

 

For all the benefits for publishers, authors, and readers alike of the various digital formats, we can't forget that books are for first and foremost for readers. There is nothing that can compare with a good print book. There is the look and the feel, and even the smell of a new book. The act of turning the pages, and holding something tangible in your hand that a digital version just can't match.

Do we need to read everything in print? Definitely not, but when you find a treasured book; something you would recommend to all your friends, maybe a children's book that you would like your children, your nieces and nephews, your neighbor's children, and even your grandchildren to read, go ahead and buy the hardcover, or paperback version as well as the digital version, in order to really treasure that book in a greater way then you ever could do with the digital version alone.

I remember my experience with my first ebook.  When I told people I knew that I had written an ebook, the reaction was nonplussed.  "Oh that's nice" was about the strongest reaction I got. When I printed the ebook, even though it was only 50-pages with black and white text, no illustrations, and a color cover, the reaction was almost always,  "Wow!".  I got it printed for $1.74, a nearly unheard of price.  Send me a message to ask me how I managed to do that, or send me an email at one of the links below.

How a Digital Publisher fell Back in Love With Print Books.

For a free consulation on self-publishing or local marketing for your business, visit Goldfinch Digital Marketing

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A practical approach to My Resolve Beyond Neurology

Resolve Beyond NeurologyA practical approach to My Resolve Beyond Neurology

My Resolve Beyond Neurology uses a practical approach to resolving conflicts that can affect your innate systems and is a three-part positive feedback system. These innate systems I am talking about include but are not limited to; breathing, physical movement, thought processes, emotional stress resolution and so on.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innate_immune_system

The 3 part positive feedback system mentioned above takes the guesswork out of determining firstly what the real problem that ails us is, secondly, confirms the treatment and thirdly it validates the expected result of the treatment.

 

Resolve Beyond Neurology System training helps find the conflict(s) in neurology. The system is simply part of my "Resolve Toolkit" which was (and still is) developed and taught by me as part of my Resolve beyond neurology training program.

 

The way a person recovers from an injury, or a conflict, or some emotional stress should be a non-event in one’s life. In other words, getting better should be automatic response in the right way, just like when you cut finger slightly, it mends itself by itself. It would be awesome if other traumas in life like, emotional stress, physical injuries and conflicts resolved themselves by themselves in the same way.

 

However, during the healing process, if these emotional stresses, injuries and conflicts are putting some unwanted negative stimulus in our life, then this influence may begin running or at least supplying a strong influence over our innate system.

 

So instead of oneself being in control of our lives, a vicious cycle starts and then perpetuates itself with results in often increasing our symptoms and our illness. So you limp continues or your shoulder continues aching and we seem powerless to erase or correct this ongoing situation.

 

So how in reality does this happen? Now each muscle and nerve in our body ultimately connects to our brain through our internal electrical and nervous systems. The pain sensors trigger and begin possibly influencing our behaviours, our structure and our emotions. This then could possibly be causing many undesired influence on our daily life in a negative way.

 

The way we learnt to walk, run, play sport and so on is because our brain is constantly running "programs", signalling our muscles to do these things. Different "programs" run causing different movements that we want to make. These programs are very sophisticated enabling us when we walk for example, to also see, hear, keep our balance, talk laugh and so on.

Let me finish this article aby way of an example of conflict resolution and how using my Resolve Beyond Neurology can help.

 

Conflict Resolution Example:  You see a person who should be doing say accountancy in life, it’s what he is most suited to as all the tests he did at school to determine a possible career path showed he would be a great accountant.

 

But he is doing a plumbers job. You say “why aren’t you doing accountancy”.  He says, “Because my father said I’d never be any good as an accountant” – And he believed his father and not the school career tests he did! He now “the plumber” has an instant conflict that perhaps could go on for all his life, and this could make him ill.

 

Using the Beyond Neurology approach in client care can highlight how these conflicts can happen. We need to be aware and look for these conflicts and refocus to find the best solution.

 

Conflict Example:  A person having trouble learning – shows they have had a conflict between what they want to learn and what they have had to learn. A person’s truth is always with them. We can’t teach them their own truth only they can do that.

 

But what is it that is stopping them from discovering and expressing their own truth? These obstacles are often unknown by the subconscious and using methods and techniques outlined in my Resolve Beyond neurology Training Classes we can identify not only the mechanisms of the compensation patterns, but the context and the values that they are trying to live out and what is we do when we work with clients is helping them to get back to normal. Most important not what we as practitioners “think is normal” but acceptance by the client of normal for them and their conflict resolution.

Stay tuned for more articles later

Article by Val Walters

Resolve Beyond Neurology

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

What goes wrong with our "Human Systems" when we become ill?

Resolve Beyond NeurologyWhat goes wrong when we become ill?

Any illness, injury and/or emotional stress can cause each of these section to behave off kilter. The programs that control our normal functions of the physical, of the mental and of our emotions try all the time to do their best with what they have resources you have available within your "Being" for

Although these normal "programs" sometimes run incorrectly. For example, instead of walking normally you may limp, or trip, or perhaps lose your balance or bump into objects unexpectedly more often than you may normally do.

Occasionally you may not notice these events happening in your life but others do. Your friends perhaps may comment about these events happening. But you observe – and say – how is it possible that my friends can see that I am say “off my game” but I cannot notice what’s going on in my own existence?

Failure in observation of what happening in your own being or to ignore life’s events is very common. You see illness is like this – sometimes sneaking up on you gradually whereas if you actually fell over and broke something then this is an instant shock, an immediate wakeup call that you may need to take action, get an ambulance or call someone for help. I could illustrate this ad infinitum but you see may point. Illness and accidents happen in life.   

As a Resolve Practitioner I am dealing often with the aftermath of these events continually. Things like pain resolution that nothing else seems to fix, accident trauma that is still there years after an accident or months after some confrontational event in your life that’s say prevents you from sleeping normally (you know what I mean 7 to 8 hours at night).

Although if you are in a car accident and bleeding occurs, you need to seek medical attention perhaps an ambulance. You don’t immediately contact your Resolve Practitioner or Natural Health expert to be fixed up. The tissue and bone damage needs medical attention thus the normal medical begins fixing the problem and assisting in correcting the bodies "programs" and to restore a person’s normal function.

But weeks, months or even years later?

You find the pain medication is not working or you need more of it, or you hip or shoulder hurts so much that nothing seems to help and you can’t sleep. You begin to become more irritable, to remove yourself from the world a bit and perhaps not go out as often as you would like.

So now I need to explain about Recuperation and how I help in these typically traumatic events in life that others have tried to help with but “nothing works”. Often your attitude is “I just have to put up with it and it will go away”. And indeed it sometimes does because some individuals have the necessary resources to move on and overcome. Oh it would be nice if everyone had these “mystery resources” for self-healing.

You know the individuals I mean, you meet at parties or committee meeting, or your golf of tennis club, and they say “I’ve never had a pill, never felt better, and never go to the doctor” and so on. And you think to yourself “Why wasn’t I born like that”. The truth is you have no proof of statements like this. This skiting and aplomb attitude to sickness and poor health of others that do not seem to affect their health in the same way your health may have been affected over the years.

Anyway about my Resolve Clinic and what I do.

When you visit my clinic there is generally no pain as a result of what I do. Gentle techniques are the order of the day as I need to isolate the imbalances that are affecting you body's systems and imbalances.

You have no need to undress, or become emotional by explaining past or present situations. I will gently use your body's neurology to monitor your individual systems to reveal your state of health. These “inbuilt system” that make up each individual person are common in everyone. The reality is however is “what is happening within you that is causing YOUR system to be out of balance.

I am not interested in applying some “well regarded remedy” that may have fixed 100’s of other people (and indeed this may have happened to you and it has not helped to cure you). But rather through my Resolve work I am able to monitor a person’s neurology which in turn provides me with an excellent method to confirming of their state of health.

Stay tuned for more articles later

 

Article by Val Walters

Resolve Beyond Neurology

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

The definitive list of free SEO Tools

Brian Dean from Backlinko has produced an exhaustive list of 131 of the best SEO tools available.  The best part of it is that he has actually tested all of them, and rated each one.  (Quite an undertaking).  He told me personally that he spent 90 hours doing the research for the post.  (See the comments below the post). There is no way I have spent anywhere near that amount of time on reesearch for any post I have ever written.  Some of the tools he reviews are paid or minimum cost, but many of them are also free. I have used some of them personally, and will be trying out a number of them over the next few weeks.

Brian is one of those bloggers that writes these epic posts that hundreds of people comment on, and is viewed by tens of thousands of visitors to his site.  His site Backlinko has an Alexa rating of 6,863  That is pretty impressive in and of itself, but he has managed to accumulate over 2,600 backlinks to his site from sites such as Wikipedia and Huffington Post.

I guess you could say he is well qualified to answer questions about backlinking and SEO.

Don't miss his recent post, SEO Tools: The Complete List (131 Tools Reviewed and Rated)

Post written by John Lombaerde from Goldfinch Digital Publishing 

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Markethive Inbound Marketing Tools

Market Hive marketing toolsMy Markethive Site combines many tools all connected together.

This is what makes it such a great inbound marketing strategy. If you join my site for free and begin using these inbound marketing tools it will help rocket your site into the top Google rankings for your business keywords.

On joining you can immediately begin to promote your website. By using our inbound marketing strategy to boost both your Internet ranking and your business presence in your sphere of influence, you can also consider the Markethive site a form of advertising that promotes your services, your business name and your brand name through the use of methods that boost your website’s visibility and reputation.

Making your site easily accessible for those who call for accurate information and appropriate products is not that hard if you have an inbound marketer on your side. Here are several tactics that the Markethive expert site can do for you.

Begin with the training.  =====>   https://youtu.be/Y1Cha7ijS0Q

Now you have an abstract of what to work with and what scale looks like. Inbound marketing is a rapidly growing segment in the marketing industry. The result of your inbound marketing can only increase your inbound calls, calls that could be converted into lead generation for your company, an important factor these days.

By standardizing and streamlining the methods and procedures of lead generation through inbound market and the resulting inbound calls, companies like yours could enjoy higher sales.

Inbound marketing for all types of businesses face the need to minimise costs but they also have big needs to run their business.

That being said, the Inbound system Markethive has developed is based on 20 years of Marketing experience and  was written with the intention of sharing not only the why of inbound marketing, but also the how. Markethive has trainings outlining the many things required by your marketing Department

For example Markethive has written its own WordPress Plugin which allows articles posted into you Blog in Markethive to also be posted onto your own domain.

Now move onto the WordPress training.  =====>   https://youtu.be/x4DxMFkz8Ms

By and large, Markethive is broken up into 6 integrated parts –

Part One: Setting up your Markethive Profile page,

Now move on now and configure your Profile Page.  =====>   https://youtu.be/Y1Cha7ijS0Q

Part Two: writing some content in your autoresponder system,

Now and configure your Profile Page auto responder.  =====>   https://youtu.be/jNc6IYIei9M

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Brian Walters – Board of Directors and Alpha Founder.

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Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Do You Have A Website? Make Sure Users Can Find It

Search engine optimization (also known as SEO) is a critical part of running any website that is looking to generate more traffic. It is also considered an art that is difficult to master because there are so many different search engines using different search algorithms that you have to account for. However, there are tips and tricks that can help make search engine optimization easier to understand and use. This article aims to share some of these.

Do not go with a shady search engine optimization company. If you were to do so and the internet search engines found out, it would be very bad for your page. Many internet search engines have internal filters that denote any illegal activity. This means one should play by the rules and make sure they employ a company that does the same thing.

The links you are posting now should obviously be keyword-specific with the intention of catering to your market, but you also need to refresh these links at least once a month. Make sure you're linking new keywords in order to cater to others within your market that are also searching related terms.

Before you start your search engine optimization project, be sure to spend some time doing keyword research. There are free versions of a keyword checker on the internet that you can use if you are on a tight budget. If you are not, you can purchase some really great options on the internet as well.

If you have good content and you've written about several different topics, you might as well even create a separate domain for each of those topics. The biggest problem with search engines is that they only list one link per domain or maybe two if you're lucky. Having more domains means you get more exposure on search engine results.

Once you understand the technique for searching the web with specific words, you may want to find specific peer-reviewed journals or purely academic results. There are multiple search engines that allow this scholarly feature. With this feature you will not have to waste your time looking through everything that is not scholarly.

To increase the search engine rankings of products on a commerce website, take advantage of the newly released Schema protocol. This protocol, which was developed by major search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo, helps search engines to better understand the products you are selling. All three search engines have stated that they will give greater weight to sites that make use of this protocol.

Interact with other websites and other people to get the best inbound links to your site. Inbound links are like references or testimonials. The fact that other, reputable sites in your niche are willing to provide you with a link speaks well for you, gives your site credibility, and encourages targeted users to trust you.

While effective use of search engine optimization can be difficult and at times seem elusive, it does not mean it is completely out of your reach. Hopefully, this article has proven that it is something that you can master and use effectively. When search engine optimization is properly employed, your website will start to see unbelievable amounts of traffic!

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Why is blogging an important tool for Internet Marketers?

Those who are new to Internet Marketing, may wonder, "Do I need to blog?" or "If I need to blog, how often should I post?" The reasons may vary greatly from person to person, as well as the frequency of blog posts.

It could be a simple desire to sell stuff online, or maybe just a need to express yourself and communicate with others. For me, I think it is much more than that. I would have to call on a Latin phrase to describe why I write, and why I blog. I have a condition called cacoethes scribendi. It is not medical, but loosely translated it means "an insatiable desire to write."

I have done technical writing for nearly 20 years. I love to describe technical subjects in layman's terms that anyone can understand. For an example, see an article I wrote quite a while ago here, VoIP Demystified. I have been a regular blogger since 2007, and I have been using WordPress for much of that time.

To see the first blog I set-up see NJ Writer's Group on blogger. When I look back over the past 8 years, it is really quite amazing how the Internet and especially content writing for the web has changed over that time. It is equally amazing that despite massive changes in Internet technology, some things remain the same.  

My desire to write and to blog have only increased with each passing year. I love to write about Internet Marketing subjects, and if I can simplify or make someone's journey on that path a little easier, I am very happy to do that.

I am a founding member of MarketHive, a one-of-a-kind social network for entrepreneurs.

I have experience in digital publishing, and can help authors to self-publish.

I run a local Internet marketing agency called Goldfinch Digital Publishing.  I help local businesses take advantage of online marketing methods to increase sales by effectively finding and converting prospects into customers.  Services include everything from website design, to local SEO, social media, branding, and reputation management.

I can also create an entire automated marketing system similar those used by big businesses for a fraction of the cost of large-scale automation systems.

It is really not even an issue anymore that most all businesses need some sort of website.  Even if it just a one-page basic informational site, it is a given that even very small businesses should have a web presence.  If you are marketing any kind of product or service on the Internet, a website is a practical necessity.

I would recommend a WordPress blog that is hosted on a hosting service independent from WordPress, in other words, a website called a "self-hosted" website, that uses an independent hosting provider, separate from your domain name registrar.

There are probably hundreds of hosting providers to count on the Internet.  Prices and options vary widely.  I personally use a hosting company that offers a Virtual Private Server, but that is kind of an advanced web hosting system that beginning marketers would not need.  If you are interested in a VPS, visit this link.  Advantages of a VPS

Perhaps one of the strongest reasons to post on a blog on a regular basis is so that your website can be found on Google.  Regular posts on your blog help your blog to rank on Google and the other search engines.  This is too big a topic to cover here, but fresh content on your blog not only can satisfy the needs of readers, and subscribers to your blog, but it is an important factor in SEO, or Search Engine Optimization.  

For more information on these and other related topics, visit Goldfinch Digital Publishing.

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The Market Hive Auto Responder System

Auto Responders:

You can pick up an Autoresponder for about $20 per month from Aweber or Get Response or try something cheaper like Mail Chimp where you pay per email You need however to be aware that as your mail list grows so do your cost and these can become substantial ($250-500+ per month).

A landing page will cost from $20-200 per month using the likes of Instapage or Unbounce, to around $1250 or upwards for a custom design and don't forget that you will also need a hosting company to host the page, together with a domain name to host your website.

Business Investigation

Quite often when people suggest you look at "XYZ Business" these items are not mentioned, however as you can see they can be a costly overhead.

Other Marketing Tools you need to consider when running your business

  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Campaign Management – This is often forgotten when you first start a business
  • URL short codes
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • WordPress Plugin – The Plugin, so to speak “moves” your blog posts in Market Hive to the outside world to your domain and delivers more power and control to your posts.

The Market Hive WordPress Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. Note that the WordPress Plugin acts as an additional content system to your main site.

The Plugin, so to speak “moves” your blog posts in Market Hive to the outside world to your domain and delivers more power and control to your posts.

So now your blog posts within MarketHive become available to the public via your Domain. That's the whole idea of writing content for a blog.

The WordPress plugin allows you to create blog posts on your WordPress site, as if you created those posts yourself on your site.

Using this system, you can create a mix of content from other members (including groups).

This is powerful because your domain containing the posts is now been put into the traditional “Search Engine Arena” whereas – prior to the WordPress Plugin your content was maybe just in the social arena.

Knowledge Forums

Most people are quite adapt at typing a question into their browsers and then surfing the web for answers, this is quick and easy, however how much are you willing to put your trust in answers supplied by strangers.

Normally it’s better to do your own research, but it can help to get to gather the thoughts of other marketers on forum sites like "Warrior Forum" or "WHAM," who willing share their experience with those just entering the market place.

Using Social Media for your business

There are hundreds of social media sites covering every subject under the sun, however you are best to concentrate in the beginning on the big four, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Now Facebook for me is a more about family but it does provide a huge marketing potential which cannot be ignored. LinkedIn on the other hand is more serious and business orientated. Video is certainly on the rise and is becoming an essential element in marketing your business a short 3 minute video being the equivalent of a short 500-600 word blog post.

 

Article by:

Brian Walters – Board of Directors and Alpha Founder.

Market Promotion Site

Brian Walters Market Hive

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Here is some training on the Market Hive Auto Responder System

Auto Responders:

You can pick up an Autoresponder for about $20 per month from Aweber or Get Response or try something cheaper like Mail Chimp where you pay per email You need however to be aware that as your mail list grows so do your cost and these can become substantial ($250-500+ per month).

Here is some training on the Market Hive auto Responder System

A landing page will cost from $20-200 per month using the likes of Instapage or Unbounce, to around $1250 or upwards for a custom design and don't forget that you will also need a hosting company to host the page, together with a domain name to host your website.

See the Market Hive video How To Make A Capture Page

Business Investigation

Quite often when people suggest you look at "XYZ Business" these items are not mentioned, however as you can see they can be a costly overhead.

Other Marketing Tools you need to consider when running your business

  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Campaign Management – This is often forgotten when you first start a business
  • URL short codes
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • WordPress Plugin – The Plugin, so to speak “moves” your blog posts in Market Hive to the outside world to your domain and delivers more power and control to your posts.

The Market Hive WordPress Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. Note that the WordPress Plugin acts as an additional content system to your main site.

The Plugin, so to speak “moves” your blog posts in Market Hive to the outside world to your domain and delivers more power and control to your posts.

So now your blog posts within MarketHive become available to the public via your Domain. That's the whole idea of writing content for a blog.

The WordPress plugin allows you to create blog posts on your WordPress site, as if you created those posts yourself on your site.

Using this system, you can create a mix of content from other members (including groups).

This is powerful because your domain containing the posts is now been put into the traditional “Search Engine Arena” whereas – prior to the WordPress Plugin your content was maybe just in the social arena.

How to use the WordPress 1.3 Plugin Training Video

Knowledge Forums

Most people are quite adapt at typing a question into their browsers and then surfing the web for answers, this is quick and easy, however how much are you willing to put your trust in answers supplied by strangers.

Normally it’s better to do your own research, but it can help to get to gather the thoughts of other marketers on forum sites like "Warrior Forum" or "WHAM," who willing share their experience with those just entering the market place.

Using Social Media for your business

There are hundreds of social media sites covering every subject under the sun, however you are best to concentrate in the beginning on the big four, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Now Facebook for me is a more about family but it does provide a huge marketing potential which cannot be ignored. LinkedIn on the other hand is more serious and business orientated. Video is certainly on the rise and is becoming an essential element in marketing your business a short 3 minute video being the equivalent of a short 500-600 word blog post.

Here is the first video about Blogging I did showing off the Market Hive blogging System

And Finally the Alpha Marketing Video

So let’s get things straight — I am here to say that MarketHive is a power house of Internet marketing Tools on one site. If you pass this system up, you are missing the mark big-time!

This platform will be big thing on the internet. I have been working with the owners of this system for the past decade and they do mean business.

Begin now Take a look at the market Hive Alpha program

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Brian Walters – Board of Directors and Alpha Founder.

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Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

The Social Media Expert