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MasterMind Study

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Welcome, to the Virtual Marketing Empire MasterMind Study!

If you are reading this it is because someone you know invited you!

VME is looking for 17 dedicated internet marketers that possess the drive to succeed!

HERE IS THE DEAL:

What if we said we are willing to give you for a FREE tool as a special gift to you valued at $370.00???

What if we told you that this $370.00 valued tool would bring your home based business opportunities more exposure and raise your SEO rankings instantly the minute you started to use it?????

You would say, “Yeah right, what’s the catch?”  (which means we sparked your interest!)

Sure, nothing is for free! We all know this, However, because we are offering this tool valued at $370.00 as a special gift to you for taking part in this MasterMind Study, there is something we are asking for in return.

We ARE asking only those of you that are dedicated and serious to participate!

We ARE asking only those of you that are not afraid to give their two cents!

We ARE asking only those of you that have over 1500 followers/friends on Facebook!

We ARE asking this of you so we know that you really really want your internet business/home based business opportunities to grow and you can live a freedom lifestyle!

All we want in return is for you to take part in a 5 day simple study.

Step 1.) Copy & Paste the following on your facebook fan page/timeline every day starting 2/28 through 3/4/1 at the following specific times: 9am 12:30pm and 6pm.

“Did you create your profile in ADGRABBER yet?? You can promote your Home-Based Business Opportunity in there at No Cost!! Check it out> www.masterminddirectory.com “

Step 2.) You must tag the word” AdGrabber” in each post (using the “@”symbol directly in front of the word “Adgrabber” in the ad.)

The Study is this:

Objective: We want to make our home based business marketing platform at its best!

The more people that you drive traffic to our site, the fastest the site raises SEO!

The more people you drive to our site, the more exposure all the AdGrabber members receive!

We want to see how much higher our rankings in Google and Bing and Yahoo can reach within a 5 days span.

Because you are a dedicated internet marketer and you are serious, we are willing to give you a special tool valued at $370.00 for FREE because you took part in this study!!!

Are you ready for it??

Our AdGrabber MASTER TRACK Membership Absolutely FREE!

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There is nothing in”BETA”, there is nothing to figure out! We did it all for you!

All you have to do in order to receive this gift to you is conduct the study above and we will issue the link to you on March 5th so you can start creating your AdGrabber Master Track Profile.

Start getting more exposure and get your home based business opportunities noticed!

If you are interested get back to the person that sent you here and tell them yes! Study starts tomorrow 2/28!


3 Strategies to Unlock YouTube’s Potential in 2015

The debate is officially over: YouTube is mainstream. With the allure of video and over a billion monthly users, the platform is where culture is born today. In 2014, YouTube officially became the second-largest search engine, with over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, and those billion unique visitors watch more than six billion hours of video every month.

With the new year upon us, now is the time to reflect on personal and professional achievements. If you’re a marketer that has not yet embraced YouTube — it’s not too late. With a billion people watching, the necessity of a YouTube strategy for brands is clear. You can no longer afford (literally) to carry over yesterday’s media thinking into yet another new year. What are you waiting for?

Related: Ignore Video and Miss Out on 69 Percent of Mobile Traffic

Here are three resolutions to unlock the potential for your brand on YouTube in 2015:

1. Become familiar with the “new celebrities.”

There are a variety of ways to react to the fact that today’s average 18 year old considers PewDiePie a bigger star than today’s Hollywood A-listers. YouTube personalities are the new celebrities. They have personal relationships with their audiences on a scale the world has never seen, and are more open to aligning with your brand in both tried-and-true and never-been-done-before ways.

In 2015, get to know and partner with this new generation of celebrities. They are entrepreneurial, collaborative and they reach your audiences at the speed of culture.

2. Reimagine your digital content (it’s not just repurposing TV).

Now is the time to think about creating content made for YouTube first. Television is amazing, but it’s a shotgun approach to connecting with your audiences. Repurposing TV spots and putting them on YouTube is a start, but it leaves tremendous value on the table that your brand should be claiming.

ZEFR data shows that custom content produced exclusively for the platform results in more than double the daily views and channel subscriptions compared to repurposed content. More than double — there’s some inspiration.

Related: How YouTube Megastar Connor Franta Is Channeling His Eclectic Passions Into Entrepreneurial Gold

3. Make YouTube a priority spend, not an afterthought.

Hope is not a strategy. YouTube drives brand performance, but like all media platforms, the key is to take it on its own terms and plan early — not afterwards.

Recognized media innovator Bonin Bough, vice president of Mondelez, said it best on a panel discussion at AdWeek with me last year. During the discussion of “Video Today: Where Culture for Brands is Born,” Bonin argued for fully engaged commitment to the platform, even comparing it to the historic transition from radio to television.

“If I came in [your office] in the ‘50s and asked you to advertise on TV, you’d be like, ‘Get out of my office because radio is really amazing,’” he said.

For most brands, Bonin would be right.

However, the brands and innovators that saw the power of TV first grabbed a huge competitive advantage, and some of those early movers are reaping the benefits of those decisions to this day. As marketers in a connected, global, social world, we are faced with an opportunity of the same scale.

It’s 2015, so the question is, who will seize it?

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Make it a great day!

VME

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Cloud market will become increasingly commoditized, says ClearSky Data: 2015 Tech Predictions

In 2015, the big cloud companies will make the cloud a battle of commodity economics that will force out the second-tier clouds, the commoditization of cloud services will provide the foundation for the vendors of next-generation, cloud-based technologies; and the split between legacy IT and the cloud will force spin-offs. This is all according to Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data, an early-stage company (currently in stealth mode) building a breakthrough solution in enterprise infrastructure.

Vekiarides’s predictions about enterprise cloud are all part of our second annual Technology Predictions series in which industry experts share their predictions with us about the hot tech trends that they think will take center stage in 2015. We’ll be sharing all of their predictions with you over the next couple of days. Read on for more from Vekiarides.SiliconANGLE 2015 Predictions Enterprise Cloud graphic

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2014 made it clear that public clouds are here to stay. We saw a seismic shift toward Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings and 2015 will bring more of the same. Welcome to the new world of “Everything-as-a-Service.” What’s going to happen next depends on the priorities of every enterprise and where and how they want to manage their work loads. The companies that are creating solutions for these cloud-specific systems will find that the best way to win out in the enterprise is by finding ways to enhance teams and processes to drive innovation

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Prediction No. 1: The big guys will make the cloud a battle of commodity economics that will force out the second-tier clouds

The biggest cloud players in the market— Amazon.com, Inc.’s Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Azure and Google’s Google Cloud platform—will continue to fight each other with price cuts and feature enhancements, which will leave the handful of cloud challengers with little on which to differentiate. These smaller cloud vendors won’t have the scale to compete on price nor the cash flow to fund the battle of attrition. Expect to see some clouds (especially those borne of legacy IT vendors) to quietly vanish into the ether as a result.

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Prediction No. 2: Commoditization of cloud services will provide the foundation for the vendors of next-generation, cloud-based technologies

The struggle among Amazon Web ServicesAzure and Google Cloud will cause the cloud market to become increasingly commoditized. In 2015, new cloud-oriented technology companies will capitalize on the commodity cloud to better address the needs of the enterprise. They will take advantage of the infighting among the bigger players and focus on the more demanding needs of the higher-end customer. This innovation will take the form of applications, orchestration, security and high-value services such as disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity.

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Prediction No. 3: The split between legacy IT and the cloud will force spin-offs

Traditional IT vendors are trying to adapt to their more agile, cloud-focused competitors and are having a hard time shedding their past legacy IT skin. These companies find themselves with outdated, bureaucratic structures and, as a result, will have no choice in 2015 but to spin off parts of their offerings in an attempt to make them more nimble, robust and profitable for shareholders.

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Prediction No. 4: The Hybrid Internet will support more hybrid cloud deployments

In 2015, the rise of dark fiber and metro Ethernet will help bridge the gap between public and private infrastructure, allowing companies to more readily adopt on- and off-premises work loads.

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Prediction No. 5: Managed service providers (MSPs) and co-location providers will flourish with hybrid IT offerings

The popularity of hybrid IT will feed the success of MSPs and co-location providers who will work with companies to provide hybrid IT offerings that leverage public cloud cost and accessibility with the benefits of on-premises control and oversight. Cloud will continue to make an enormous impact on enterprise infrastructure in 2015. The increases in accessibility and affordability will drive advances in innovation as technology providers learn to use the cloud for a new generation of services.

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2015 Technology Predictions graphic courtesy of SiliconANGLE

How to Manage Your Business’s Online Reputation

You don't want to be running damage control.

You don’t want to be running damage control.

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well”—Jeff Bezos

The importance of online reputation management cannot be understated. Thanks to sites such as TripAdvisor, it’s easier than ever for customers to post their comments and criticism online. And, as many businesses have discovered, negative reviews can have a disastrous effect on revenue.

Even the courts are beginning to acknowledge the seriousness of online reputation damage. In July, French blogger Caroline Doudet was forced to pay a restaurant €1,500 in damages after posting a critical review on her blog.

Building a Reputation

The best way to build a solid online reputation is to solicit a large number of positive reviews. Unfortunately, as any business owner will tell you, there are no shortcuts. Only satisfied customers post good reviews—so you must strive to provide an excellent service.

However, this is just the first step. Negative reviews are always unsolicited, and are usually written by customers who want to vent their frustrations. In contrast, very few people will feel compelled to leave a positive review without first being prompted.

Business owners must ask customers for their comments. There are several ways to do this effectively:

  • The longer it’s been since their visit, the less likely your customers are to leave a review. Combat this by setting up a computer or tablet at your business, specifically for people to post their comments.
  • Companies which collect customer email addresses are at an advantage. For example, a hotel owner could email patrons after their stay, asking politely for a review.
  • Ask your customers for a review at the point of sale. You could print a friendly reminder on the receipt, or provide a separate card with the relevant information. Many businesses offer a small incentive in return for a review.
  • Ask your social media followers for a review. Be polite—you’re essentially asking for a personal favor.

Responding to Criticism

Even the best businesses can attract negative comments. However, by responding in a fair, polite, and apologetic manner, you can actually have a positive effect on your online reputation.

TripAdvisor reviews are often particularly scathing. The following excerpts were taken from a review of a small Indian restaurant:

“… the Chicken Tikka… was under-cooked to the extent that it was inedible. We took it home and re-cooked it and even then, it was clearly of an inferior quality…I prefer the…Tamarind or Gaylord…in London.”

The restaurant owner chose to respond with the ill-advised comments below:

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As the old saying goes, “two wrongs don’t make a right.” However, a negative review of your business can feel like a personal attack, making it difficult to respond calmly and objectively.

Never respond immediately to a bad review. If necessary, physically move away from the computer. In the heat of the moment, it is tempting to send a fiery response. However, this can negatively impact your business’s reputation—particularly if the situation escalates.

A good response should be both brief and polite, and contain the following points:

  • A “thank you” for visiting your business, and a sincere apology for their disappointing experience.
  • A direct response to each of their complaints. These should be polite and honest – if you feel as though the criticisms are unfounded, diplomatically say so.
  • An explanation for the poor service. However, don’t use this as an opportunity to make excuses.
  • An invitation to return, with your compliments.

Generally, you should respond to every negative comment you receive. However, if you suspect you’re being trolled, don’t reply. If you feel you have been the subject of an unfair review on TripAdvisor, you can report it.

Monitoring Brand Mentions

All too often, companies don’t realize their online reputation has been damaged until they’ve suffered a drop in revenue. Negative reviews won’t just drop into your inbox—monitoring your own online brand mentions is absolutely essential.

Fortunately, there are a number of tools available to help you keep track. Google Alerts is perhaps the most popular, although Social Mention, Topsy, and Tweet Alarm are also useful. Each service will scan the internet for your chosen keywords, highlighting any new comments or reviews of your business.

Generally, all complaints should be dealt with in the same way, whether they are made online or in person. Remain courteous and polite, take a step back from the situation if you find yourself growing angry, and never bury your head in the sand. As in the real world, the best way to manage your online reputation ultimately is to provide an excellent service.

How does your business manage its online reputation? Do you use one of the tools mentioned above, or do you have another suggestion for other entrepreneurs? Tell us in the comments below!

Make it a great day,
Christina & Adele
Virtual Marketing Empire
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Dealing with the Risks of Starting a Home-Based Business

Boomers must deal upfront with risks involved in starting a home-based business!

Fear plays a big role in why many Baby Boomers are unwilling to start a home-based business. Fear of failure; fear of losing money; fear of the unknown. Does one have to be a risk taker to take the leap? Yes, but not to the degree you may think!

There is no way to avoid risk in life. No matter what activity we engage in, risk is involved. Anyone who drives a car runs the risk of having an accident. Skiing and other sports involve risk of injury. Even entering into marriage comes with risk (although it may not be recognized at the time). Everything we do in life includes risk of one form or another. We just fail to recognize it.

Do Not Ignore Risks!

In starting and operating a home business, however, we cannot afford to ignore risks. In fact, Boomers must diligently identify risks and derive plans for dealing with them. To do otherwise is a sure path to failure. Risks do not go away if we simply fail to see them or ignore possible consequences. This is true of any business.

Once the risks involved in launching a particular home business are identified, they can be investigated and prioritized. Then, you can see if there is a strategy for dealing with each. Yes, this requires more research, but that is what the Internet, friends and advisers are for. Tap into the world of existing knowledge and experience. It is likely that proven strategies for dealing with each risk already exist. Customize these strategies to suit your needs.

Self Examination is Critical

The next step, of course, is the difficult task of assessing your willingness to take a risk. Can you afford to lose the investment money necessary to get a home business going? Are you going to be able to sleep at nights, or will you be consumed by worry? How does your family feel about this?

At least now, you have facts to work with instead of vague unknowns. You know how other Boomers have overcome similar risks. Ask yourself, “Can I live with these risks? Do I have the skills and temperament to employ strategies that have worked for others?” Ultimately, it is a gut call. Don’t rush into this decision – get feedback and let it percolate for a while. And never proceed with nagging doubts.

This may not be the Best Home Business Idea for You

Not all home business ideas will work for you. Look inward and ask yourself, “Do I have the strength, skills and perseverance to do this?” If the answer is not an enthusiastic “Yes,” then continue your search for a home business better suited to your situation.

You are Not Alone!

Creating a home-based business requires honest self-examination. Granted, risk can never be eliminated. But fear diminishes when risks are identified and quantified. Confidence increases when one sees that others have successfully overcome similar risks. The real question is whether you can accept the risks involved and then push the “launch button” on a particular home business idea.

You are not alone. Baby Boomers by the thousands are going through this same process everyday.

Don’t Give Up!

Launching a home business is not a step to be taken lightly. Those who have honestly scrutinized the risks and concluded that they are acceptable have the best chance of success. At minimum, these Boomers will certainly avoid nasty surprises down the road.

If a current home business idea turns out to be too risky for you, don’t give up. Keep searching for a candidate that fits your profile and needs. Boomers everywhere have survived this journey and ultimately created rewarding home-based businesses. You can too. Don’t give up!

Make it a great day!

Christina & Adele

Virtual Marketing Empire

Do you offer a home based business opportunity and need more exposure? Click here!

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