I thought this little comic was awesome because it illustrates the power of branding.
Why am I awesome? If you have worked with me, then you already know.
Here is a little testimonial I shot today giving mad props to Daegan Smith – “The Godfather of Internet Marketing”.
I am constantly finding value in the things he sells as well as provides for free.
Just a simple “Thank You” from me to you.
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|Paul Moore receives top earner recognition
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|Karatbars International Independent Affiliate, Paul Moore, of Memphis, TN, received recognition as a new top earner and producer of the quiet, but massively expanding Karatbars International affiliate program.The affiliate structure is a free program built around an e-commerce model. The website is open to the public, however, if one wishes to purchase the 24-karat gold bullion or many of the rare collector items, your account must be a referral from another affiliate.”Think Amazon.com, but with gold”, says Paul. “We all understand that e-commerce is not traditional MLM. And anyone can make money with Karatbars.”
The company was launched in 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany and officially launched in the United States, 2011. Harald Seiz, the founder of Karatbars International, has a vision: “To put spendable gold into the hands of the common man and woman.”
With only 170,000 affiliates worldwide, Karatbars International is poised to literally explode. Paul Moore warns, “With so many people that are already making an extra $500 per week, I must caution you: do not delay,” “because when critical mass hits within the next 18 months, several millionaires will be created, here in the US alone.”
But the “dirty little secret” about Karabars is this: people who sign up now will get the benefit of true spillover and a team-build scenario. The dual-team system pays whenever there is gold purchased on either side of a business. Regardless of who referred the account. Think about that… Get a business package and get paid?
Paul’s prestigious status was revealed to him and his team during a team conference call last week. It is not surprising that Paul is exploding. He has done it time and time again. Except this time, those that join his team will get direct benefit in the form of commissions paid to them. They simply join, purchase a package and begin their own personal gold savings plan. Packages range from about $130 to $2100, depending on current gold prices.
Paul acquired the status of “top producer” by building a team of over 200 in less than 90 days. “What I did can be duplicated by anyone.” Paul Moore said. “Make the decision to join my team and I will show you exactly how to do it.”
After 6 years of being online and getting rejected and making no money, Paul is now a top producer in Karatbars International. Experience, knowledge and activity are the 3 pillars of his business that support the foundation of helping everyone on his team who are willing to work for success.
Click here to register an affiliate account and to purchase a Karatbars affiliate package.
There’s a giant buzz around Karatbars International currency grade gold and the company’s ability to assist its affiliates to generate huge incomes online. It basically starts with the idea that the most important thing about affiliate marketing is the capability and focus to generate wealth fast. This is evidenced from the growing number of frustrated internet marketers who throw away hard-earned profit buying used, tired and fatigued leads. In fact, there are countless thousands of individuals who spend their hard earned cash on unqualified leads, many of which usually are re-circulated to other marketers, usually to great disappointment. These leads may or may not convert to paying customers. And if they do, the commissions on sales are so low that you cannot grow your business efficiently.
Well, there is a new sheriff in town. And the name is Karatbars International.
Their primary product is the Karatbar. Karatbars are 24-karat 999.9% pure currency grade gold in small, portable weights. They are created by an existing debt-free powerhouse known as Karatbars International, GmbH located in Stuttgart, Germany. What is unique is the knowledge that Karatbars International has created a huge change in the way we buy products and services. They created Karatbars to replace worldwide fiat currency, paper dollars that are backed by nothing. Along with the karatbar are sold, ever-increasing in popularity, collectible products containing real gold. Karatbars are in over 115 countries worldwide and has gained a very loyal following of many participants, affiliates and customers from all four corners of the planet.
One of the head guys at Karatbars International is Harald Seiz. Seiz is an experienced business owner, visionary and entrepreneur. The vision of Mr. Seiz, “Gold for all, into small units, and globally”, soon became a reality. And the idea of providing security to the people of the world became his mission.
In 2009, Mr. Harald Seiz founded Karatbars International GmbH, which is currently expanding in over 115 countries with innovative products. Harald Seiz’s vision is to help the people of all countries of the world by providing financial security. “In my thoughts and actions the most, I include aspiration, honesty, integrity and honesty. And this, I guarantee it with my name.”
Unique to the karatbar product is the fact that Harald Seiz has introduced a Dual Team pay program for the affiliate model which is designed to make you a lot of money, very quickly.The dual team system is used to pay you approximately $4,485.00 per week by referring just 2 individuals. That represents a huge shift in the average income of anyone in the world who is marketing products and services at home or anyone who is building a multi-level marketing company.
With a major focus on the declining dollar in the US and around the world, Karatbars International is poised to create a new economy. This new economy will be fueled by the karatbar as real gold currency. Individuals will be able to buy goods and services using 1-gram, 2.5 grams or 5-gram karatbar cards. The cards are real money, not paper notes, representing nothing but an idea.
Overall, we believe the Karatbar is a great product to go into, created and managed by talented people. It is new in the market, has all the resources needed to take the world by storm and people really love gold and gold bullion. There is, and always has been, a great deal of buzz around gold. And combined with all the resources Karatbars provides, there is no reason why you should not at least give this an honest try. We think it’s one of the best wealth generation programs out there!
With gold prices skyrocketing, the Karatbars dual team system can pay you $4,485.00 per week. Simply refer 2 individuals and duplicate this twelve times to achieve this income.
If you are interested in creating a residual income with GOLD, please click here.
One of the highlights of the Fight the Forces of Evil that concluded on Sunday was the Commission Countdown ceremony. This is where Empower Network leadership recognize their top affiliates, and present them a big check for their hard work.
The checks represent how much commissions the partner made with the company since the last event. That is usually no more than 90 days. It’s always fun to see how much everyone is making. It also provides huge motivation to us all and provides proof to everyone that the business works. And it works very well!
There were a lot of people receiving checks.
Now, my results are just that. MINE. You could do much better than I. Empower Network actually reports in real time the incomes of all affiliates. Check it out here.
At last month’s Empower Network Fight the Forces of Evil in Orlando, FL, my check amount was $191,185.82. What does this mean?
It Means I Made $191,185.82 with Empower Network In One Year
At this rate of growth, I will break the $1 million commission mark within the next eighteen months. I joined Empower Network only 28 months ago, and not only is it making me nearly $15,000 every month, I got featured on stage to boot – complete with VIP access!
Want to join the fun? The best way to get in on the Empower Network action is by applying for their Core Products. These products will give you all the tools, training, and personal 1-on-1 coaching you need to start making big money online. You may not pull down a $191K check, but it’s pretty easy to make at least $1,000 a month from it. In fact, this program works so well that Empower Network fonder, David Wood, has projected over 100 new Million dollar producers will walk across stage within a very short time frame! Go check it out now.
As with anything launched for the first time, initially, there were unfavorable reactions to the new Facebook Timeline pages. Your attention is focused on 2 columns instead of one, photos are humongous -showing every fine line and eyebag, and every time any friend comments on your photo or shoutout, your private photo or post appears on the newsfeed of anybody who is “a friend of a friend.” It sure looks like timeline does need some sprucing up, especially where privacy issues are concerned.
But for business owners, Timeline may be heaven-sent. It offers some features which push a business’ products more, and enables owners to get immediate feedback.
Below are some of the new features of Timeline which will be really beneficial to your business marketing.
It offers popularity insights and tools. The new timeline now enables page administrators to gauge how successful a post is – within minutes of posting! Gone are the days when you need to wait several days to see how well you have been performing, and how many people you have reached. There is now real-time feedback, showing you which posts are working, and which ones are not. Facebook has also introduced new metrics that further help you determine how effective your facebook business marketing strategies are:
“People Are Talking About Engagement” - This is the total number of fans/visitors who have engaged within your age.
“Friends of Fans” – The number of people who have come across your postings, but are not yet fans of your page. This is your potential market. Through this, you are also able to keep track of your growing or shrinking fan base – and be able to do something about it before it is too late.
“Reach” – The total number of people who have seen the content you posted. Of course this does not indicate whether they truly read your content, but it is nevertheless useful because you now know how potentially successful you can be.
“Virally” – The percentage based on the number of people who saw a post from your page, and have decided to “talk about it.” It may mean re-posts of a part of your content or sharing of your entire content in a variety of other pages.
Better advertisement potential for business pages. The new lay-out allows fans to see the business’ details at the top part of the page. No more searching for the “contact us” tab.Because of the new lay-out focusing on photos, companies/businesses are also more able to display pictures to tickle viewers’ curiosity. Here are some more advertising avenues on the new timeline:
Cover photos – Timeline allows page owners to use their company logos, brands, image models or management team as cover photo – something similar to a website banner photo. This gives visitors a clear grasp of your branding, and who the people behind the company are.
Profile photo – Aside from the huge cover photo, you have a secondary 2inches x 2inches profile photo where you can put your company logo. By putting your logo as profile picture, all the comments you make on other pages will be “stamped” with your company/brand name, thus increasing top-of-mind recognition.
Highlighting of certain posts. The more important posts as determined by the page owner can now be emphasized via “pinning” – or preferred posting – showing it in bigger fonts, occupying both columns of the fb page. This saves readers the effort of backtracking through your entire page to look for a good post they once came across. This also means that photo size of pictures posted can be significantly increased – thus opening the post for a highlighted appreciation by all of the senses. This is especially important if you need to display pictures of products, or want to induce the “need” for your items by posting, for example, really mouth-watering pictures of a new dish your restaurant is introducing.
So, do the pros of Timeline far outweigh its cons? It sure does! Eventually, the cons will all be ironed out with the even-newer addition of privacy features, thus eliminating the main problem with Timeline. It is a great business marketing tool.
Most organizations and groups do have team building days in which all staff get together in an out of doors environment and undertake team building routines. These activities are very important as they are a effective means for people working together to get to know each other outside the office environment. In addition, such actions go a long way in promoting communication and building rely on and interdependence among group members. The survival scenario game is a team building exercise that is aimed at bettering communication among group associates. Here, users are divided into groups of five associates. The game assumes that the members have crashed in the ocean and are on a life boat. There is a Desolate tract island nearby and the life boat has room for only ten things they could carry for survival. They have to unanimously agree on the items to carry to the island.This activity encourages communication among staff as they are all required to contribute to the debate on what to carry. The mine field game is utilized in team building forums to build believe in and interdependence. In this exercise, a minefield is built using cups and a group member’s personal item is placed in one end. Participants are paired into two and one is blindfolded. The blindfolded partner is then necessary to navigate through the mine field and retrieve the personal item by subsequent directional guidelines from the other partner. This activity will go a long away in fostering interdependence and rely on among group members. And a really neat place to find some more team building ideas It is important for organizers of team building activities to first identify issue and challenges being faced by group members and then plan team building routines that are geared to address these issues and challenges. Such actions should not be competitive based but be used to promote team spirit and unity. It is also important to choose activities that are all inclusive and fun crammed.
One picture is worth a thousand Facebook Likes
“Build Brand Loyalty and Increase Profits with Frictionless Social Media”
Brand loyalty is often considered an intangible yet incredibly valuable resource since over time it can create trusted brand equity. Brand equity drives the value of every company. In fact, brand equity is sometimes the most decisive factor in assessing company value, and recent studies have shown that companies with higher relative brand loyalty and affinity scores have correlating higher entity value (for publicly traded companies). Increasing brand loyalty has direct impact on the bottom line, particularly for more mature companies. The higher the brand loyalty the higher the per customer profit. There is a new technology medium that can help drive brand equity, thus creating corporate value, while at the same time helping people connect in a seamless manner.
The challenge today is that brand loyalty is quickly affected because of the proliferation of social media. The Beta on reputation is much higher than it used to be. Facebook, Twitter and Google + can swing customer sentiments and therefore brand loyalty significantly faster than in the past when word of mouth had to be carried via , telegraph, telephone or even recently by e-mail one or two people at a time. The question for business executives is how can you make sure that social media is used effectively to build brand loyalty, increasing brand equity and therefore driving higher profit? Several studies and recent reports give tremendous insight into how to leverage social media.
First it’s important to realize is that social media by itself is not effective without a sound strategy. Facebook’s advertising campaigns such as sponsored stories can tremendously amplify brand loyalty, but it has to be done correctly and with the client in mind or in the vernacular of Facebook with the fan in mind.
The easiest way to reach Fans on Facebook is to build sponsored stories and social media advertising campaigns around the best moment of a person’s life. Lucky for large companies those moments are often built around what brands they use or Like.
If your brand is lucky enough to have a venue or host events that are highly engaging and very enjoyable to attend then you’re ahead of the competition already. Your brand now has the foundation for a great social media event or engagement. If you do not have a venue or event you may want to consider an event strategy first and then amplify that through social media for maximum benefit. In the next few pages we will explain why events that are fun and engaging combined with social media can be such a powerful force.
Surely there are many ways to amplify your event – like taking pictures and emailing or mailing them out to friends or colleagues via “snail mail”. Why Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other Social Media? Consider this:
- Social media is less intrusive than email or direct mail – they access it on their own time
- Social media has less friction when it comes to sharing things – a photo (with your logo on) can be seen by thousands with the click of a mouse. This is so much easier than having to forward and create new emails.
If you expect word-of-mouth help, reward the participants. Reward Programs Work
There is unequivocal data that shows reward programs and referral programs undoubtedly work in favor of creating higher brand loyalty with existing customers and building a larger customer base. Social Media platforms like Facebook allow you to create a referral program that can be magnified by the word-of-mouth effect that comes when millions of people are connected together. Step one is to get active on a social media program; step two is to reward the people who are going to help build your brand.
Using rewards to encourage existing customers to make recommendations to others has been going on since the days of the Roman Empire. A recent study in the Journal of Marketing looked at four scientific studies; they found that rewards are particularly effective in increasing referrals to those with weak ties to weaker brands. It’s also important who actually receives the award and what form the award takes. For instance people who have weaker ties to weaker brands should make sure that the person giving the recommendation receives the reward, which makes them more of a brand advocate (because they are taking the bigger risk with a weak brand). For strong ties and stronger brands providing at least some of the reward to the receiver of the referral was more effective. One of the key rewards that you can give through social media is an increasing a person’s online visibility and credibility. For example, you can achieve this through giving the fans the gift of photographs, which in turn will help build up the person’s online personal equity..
If you have a particularly engaging or fun event and you can let your Fan base enjoy that event the way they normally would you can take the opportunity to create a reward moment – capture that instant for them in a photograph then automatically, (without friction) post that to their favorite social media site. In that instant you have just created a gift, a reward for attending your brand’s event. With a gift you can successfully ask for a referral or simply post a positive message with the photograph that will be seen by all their friends via social media. This visual referral changes the game because it is amplified through the network.
Automatically generating both a gift and a referral that posts to a person’s wall or in their circles has huge tangible benefit to a brand. Capturing them as well during an event to anchor a paid marketing campaign on Facebook or Google plus increases effectiveness almost 30 times the normal advertising programs. In exchange for providing an entry into their digital diary or their online scrapbook by capturing the photo and potentially framing it with a brand message or superimposing a logo in one corner allows your brand longevity on their timeline. But there is more….
Increase the value of your gift and increase the power of social media
The power of photography and the ability to capture a moment touches a person’s heart in a way that can build trust and loyalty like no other. If you take that one step further and give them a photograph that they couldn’t get themselves, or as we referred to it as an Unobtainable Photo™ then you’re giving them something really special.
A perfect example of an Unobtainable Photo™ would be on a cruise ship. Many people recognize the famous scene from the movie Titanic, where the lead actors stand on the bow of the ship extending their arms leaning out over the sea and yelling quote I’m king of the world unquote. That was one of the pinnacle moments of the movie yet despite the millions of people who go on cruises every year that photo was unobtainable – until now.
Trust and interacting with your potential fan is huge. In today’s world of data aggregation, business analytics and looking at everyone like a statistic, there are few better ways than capturing an engaging photograph. Doing it for free and helping them get recognized to their social graph on Facebook or Google+ makes you even more trusted and valuable.
Create Social Media Rock Stars
One of the best rewards you can give your fans is increasing their online profile. Nobody checks in or brags about standing in line at a bus stop. But people always check in or try to capture the moment if they’re doing something that’s unique and really fun.
Think about all the posts that you see on Facebook; they are usually of people checking into their favorite restaurant, showing the front of the ski area or theme park before they go in to have fun, or at some great sporting event. The cooler the event, the more famous the person they interact with is, or the more unique the post, the higher their credibility with their group of friends. The cold reality is that usually the photos stink, they are not posted in real time, and the Fan who wants the credibility at being at the event doesn’t even make it in the photo.
If you own the venue or event you can change all that and help them become a rock star – put them in the moment and share it with their friends in that same moment. Build their credibility and visibility online and you’ve given them a gift that will stay burned in their memory. If you have a really cool event or venue you can help make a person even cooler by association with your brand.
A great example is the success of the Vail Resorts EpicMix program. People can choose to go any one of dozens of ski resorts. All have high speed six person chairs, great bands and restaurants, all have good snowmaking. Those are not differentiators. But tracking vertical feet skied, competing with our buddies, earning virtual badges, automatically checking in and bragging about how much fun they’re having without doing anything but skiing is a natural for social media. Because Vail gives free photographs to capture that moment and allows a person to compete in the virtual game skied they have increased return visits and skier loyalty dramatically. While the specific statistics are confidential to Vail, we do know that Vail has spent millions of dollars to expand the program to every skier. This illustrated the power of capturing the moment, leveraging on social media and creating a tremendous word-of-mouth amplification through every single person who skis at their mountains. Not only did Vail think it was a resounding success, the participant were completely caught up in the game environment – some even went so far as to try and buy virtual pins so they could “one-up” their buddies.
Respect Facebook Fans time and don’t be pushy
Social media is the perfect venue to grilled no brand loyalty because you can do it on their time, without being pushy. People already have too much e-mail spam wasting time in their day, and they visit social media when they have time and they can look through at their own pace. If you respect their time and their attention in their use of social media to give them something interesting like a picture and then some information about their time with you that helps build a higher level of trust, because you’re not being pushy and simply forcing your agenda on them. While you might like to get their attention immediately and you might like to show them your latest product as a marketer or a salesperson you have to realize that nobody cares what you’d like. What your customers care about is WIIFM! What’s in it for me? So using Facebook and the relationship you’re building up to launch a new product and push it out to them will only work if you’ve already built up their trust. The best way to do that is to provide them with a gift; a photograph is one of the best gifts you can give.
Post Photos in real time, to continue marketing engagement
It should be clear by now that photographs are one of the most powerful gifts that you can give someone, they capture a moment when a person is at the height of enjoyment, and if done using technology like RFID, or NFC, those moments can be captured effortlessly One of the keys to the perceived value of that gift is posting it in near real-time, which enables friends and family to see exactly what’s happening as it happens. Think about your mom finishing her 1st marathon, and a picture of her coming across the finish line being immediately posted so her 200 friends on Facebook can see that she successfully finished the event and reached her goal. The power of simply having your logo down in the corner in association with that moment is tremendous. You give them a great gift and they’re willing to give you the power of that word of mouth amplification associated with their major accomplishment. A well planed out strategy will give you the ability to not only capture and post in real time, but also budget additional follow-up opportunities well after the event is over. This additional frequency will be a nice surprise to the fan, and adds another point of brand recognition. This additional recognition in adding high quality content to users on Facebook page through our dwinQ system increases the brand’s likelihood of getting further with messages on a person’s wall. This is because photographs and other media of high-value increase what Facebook refers to as the edge rank or the likelihood of rising above all the noise that may be posted from the fans social graph.
How do you capture a moment without lifting a finger?
One biggest challenge companies have faced integrating social media with the events is allowing people to join the moment, fluidly, without stopping to interrupt. Many people have had photographers wondering about through an event trying to capture the moment often will simply hand a person a card with the number and force them to go onto a dedicated site and track down the picture. This archaic method of capturing the moment can be dramatically modernized by the use of presence-based technology in real-world social media. Wireless technology like radio frequency identification or near field communication can enable a system that captures the moment automatically. A great example is the Vail Resorts EpicPhoto program. Every ski pass has in RF ID Chip embedded inside. Registering the embed chip takes about 15-30 seconds and can be done through a mobile app. or online. Once that RFID card is registered they have a “single sign-on for social media”. Now as they ski throughout the day they can have their picture taken by a roving photographer who simply waives a wand in front of their ski pass. and the picture gets posted on Facebook in near real-time.
Setting up an RFID photo infrastructure can be very simple if done correctly. There are several companies who have systems for social media experiences like this. dwinQ powered by Odin is the only company that focuses on getting 99.9% read accuracy through the physics of RFID. Nothing else than 99.9% accuracy can be accepted.
At dwinQ we know there are great media agencies who can dive great advertising campaigns on Facebook or Google+. Instead of just simply analyzing and presenting data dwinQ will combine analytics with a unique gift to drive true brand loyalty. To do this dwinQ removes the friction and hassle while capturing the moment at the height of engagement. Only dwinQ can guarantee you will get every one of your Fans and maximize your social media return on investment, and significantly amplify the investment you’re already making in existing events.
If you want to find out the true power of the picture and build brand loyalty while increasing your profit, give one of the experts at dwinQ a call. We can do all the heavy lifting to set up a frictionless and simple photography experience at your next event, fully integrated with Facebook Google+ or Twitter. You’ll build trust and loyalty, create happy fans, and leverage the tremendous word-of-mouth effect of social media. If done correctly this power will leave a long lasting, enduing and powerful brand affinity.
Being in an office environment may seem dull and boring at times and you just want that something in order to brighten your day and the environment you work in. Artificial office plants are a great addition to an office that could bring a livelier atmosphere and a more aesthetically pleasing environment that will be more enjoyable to work in.
Renting these plants not only makes your offices look and feel more modern, but they’re also eco friendly and recyclable, plus with all the choices you can choose from you can choose the perfect plant for your office. These plants can soften the plain looks that meeting rooms and more open plan areas can have. Not only do they reduce stress in the working environment but they will be able to give prospective clients and visitors a great first impression when they first visit your office or place of work.
Being in a working environment which has plants in certain places will give the office a more modern look and will therefore allow the workforce to feel like the business is wanting to make them feel at home. This leads to a happy workforce and these plants have the benefit of cleaning harmful toxins in the air to create a more positive and clean air to breathe.
When your staff work in an environment they enjoy, they will not only work harder, but the work they create will also be of a better quality. University studies have been carried out in offices which have plants present and the results are clear: ideas and innovations people have produced were increased by up to 15%, reaction times were improved by 12% and even health problems were reduced by a huge 25%.
Tests have also been carried out in hospital environments with plants present and the results have shown the time taken for patients to recover is greatly reduced. These plants also come with a full maintenance serive which can give the owner peace of mind that their plants will always be in great shape and always healthy and cared for.
Due to the fact these plants have been designed especially for these office environments it means they are peat and soil free in order to prevent any mess. These plants are also clear of any compost-borne diseases or pests which allows them to be perfect for hygienic environments such as eating areas, any offices, research centres and hospitals.
There are multiple different benefits from renting out these plants in order to make your office environment a more asthetically pleasing one. They not only improve the quality of the air but also the quality of the work your staff with carry out. You will also get full maintenance every year and replacements in case any of your plants die.