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Giving The Power Back To The People

Giving The Power Back To The People

Social Networks are popping up leaving old technology, centralization, and the Oligarchs behind. As announced on June 1st, 2019 Block.one introduces a new platform. “Voice” with a mission to bring alignment and transparency to social media. Due to the very nature of blockchain, with its decentralized, immutable, peer to peer network, the blockchain eliminates a number of risks that come with data being held centrally. 

Voice will cultivate creation, sharing, discovery, and promotion of content on social media platforms by real users, not bots and fake accounts. Through a truly self-sustaining economy of ideas, users will directly benefit from their ideas and engagement on the platform.

We all know, (and if we don’t, we should)  the current social media platforms’ business model is to sell or auction our data, our personal information, what we visit on the web, even our content to Advertisers. The focus is on the bottom line for the platform and its shareholders, not for its users. There are many hidden agendas including government intervention and bias.

Social Media is essentially kaput. It needs to be modernized and reconstructed. 

 

And It Doesn't Stop There

Another platform has had the vision and is very aware of the destructive nature of the tech giants and what it has become. It has made use of new technology, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. However, it is a little more than just a Social Media platform. Markethive has been around as an Inbound Marketing Platform for over 20 years, with the last 4 years in beta constructing and implementing a plethora of vertical hubs and portals all under one umbrella. This is called a Market Network as first recognized in 2015 by TechCrunch

Markethive, the complete ecosystem for Entrepreneurs, is fundamentally a Social Network and an automated Inbound Marketing platform. This premier hybrid social network includes news feeds, blogging platforms, video channels, chat channels, groups, image sharing, link hubs, resume, profile page and peer to peer commerce. But more than a social network, Markethive has also delivered  “Inbound Marketing tools” like broadcasting, capture pages, lead funnels, autoresponders, self-replicating group tools, traffic analytics, CMS and more.

Markethive has also included additional platforms for Commerce and a Digital Media site, offering Press releases and Sponsored Articles to its members. So it’s a social network, an Inbound Marketing platform and a comprehensive commerce platform for conducting business, one being a for-hire service called BeeLancers and the other for modern-day transactions called Markethive.Exchange, plus a news media site. The commerce portals and news site are still in development and will be launching soon. 

 

 

All this on the blockchain which ensures privacy, autonomy, transparency, and immutability, putting the marketing power in the hands of the people. You cannot be banned, shadow banned or lose your income generated through the system. 

Intrinsically, Markethive gives the power back to the people. It has been built for the people, by the people and is of the people. 

 

Focus And Mission

Markethive’s focus is upon providing a user-friendly and rewarding solution to the individual by integrating them into a social network of like-minded people which nurtures a true collaborative business community. 

Their mission and objectives are to pioneer “Universal Income” worldwide for all individuals (skilled or unskilled) where they receive monetary rewards, providing an avenue to create business success and goal achievement.

Markethive is already seen as a leader in the Market Network realm. (Techcrunch) With a strong partnership with Menlo Technologies and 10x Management (Blockchain), it is already being predicted that Markethive will soon be the gold standard, to which all others will compare.

Markethive is a decentralized, autonomous, fluid environment which includes manifestations of intellectual achievements, social habits, innovation, music, literature, technology, commerce, and the arts. A central “hub” built using blockchain technology, is designed to encourage “reciprocal interchange” of ideas, knowledge or skills as well as providing for exchange, sales or purchases of goods, services, and commodities. 

This futuristic model is here now and fully prepared for the future, truly representing a prime example of the next generation = Market Networks. Markethive has the road map and is the blueprint of where things are headed.

 

Conclusion

It is great to see platforms taking advantage of new technology. We are coming to the end of an era and it is just in the nick of time. It really is time to move on and take back our power. There are so many new opportunities on the internet and these transformed platforms with their focus on the rights of the people are poised to lead this social media revolution. What about you? Are you ready to move on? 

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Deb Williams

Market Manager for Markethive, a global Market Network, and Writer for the Crypto/Blockchain Industry. Also a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech.  I embrace "Change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

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Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneur

There are some defining characteristics of a great entrepreneur that ensure a startup survives all the ups and downs and comes up trumps. I am sure you would love to know if you have the inherent traits or characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

Self-Belief/Motivation/Determination/Passion

One may call it motivation or drive or self-belief or the often used or misused “Passion” but there is an inherent burning desire inside every great entrepreneur that does not let him quit even on the worst of days. They have tremendous faith in themselves and their idea. This faith keeps an entrepreneur going in spite of all obstacles. It is the same drive that keeps an entrepreneur improving his idea and working on it again and again. This motivation and determination stem from the fact that every entrepreneur truly loves what he is doing and wants to do it for the rest of his life.

Decisiveness

Entrepreneurs have to take very hard decisions and that too very quickly. There are tons of areas where there will be many alternatives and choosing the right alternative at the right time will be of paramount importance because one decision can make or break a company. This is why entrepreneurs need to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff. This is why decisiveness is one trait entrepreneurs cannot lack in. Not only does an entrepreneur need to make tough choices but also stick with them when things seem to go awry.

Risk Tolerance

No one succeeds by playing safe always. There shall be risks throughout one’s entrepreneurial journey and taking the road less travelled sometimes can do wonders for a business. That does not mean one has to be reckless and tread on dangerous ground. A successful entrepreneur knows when to take calculated risks. A successful entrepreneur shall also have Plan B and Plan C ready when Plan A does not work due to unexpected situations.

Flexibility

The biggest companies need to change with times. Work timings might change, teams might change and even the business model might change too. The customers should always be the first priority for a business and whatever has to be done to meet their demands, has to be done. This requires entrepreneurs to be flexible. Only those who are flexible and are willing to change with the need of the hour shall survive and thrive.

Constant Learning

The world is constantly changing and new trends keep emerging. Those who do not keep pace with these changes will not be able to succeed. If today, a marketing firm does not want to incorporate digital or AI in its marketing initiatives, it will be left far behind and may even fade into oblivion soon. Every entrepreneur has to be on his toes and keep learning how to make his business better to ensure his business is ahead of the competition. The learning can be about improving one’s leadership skills or the latest technology and incorporating it into the business for its growth or the customer’s pain points. As they say, once you stop learning, you start dying. This holds true for a business as well.

Resourcefulness

An entrepreneur has to be resourceful and street-smart. He will face hurdles every day that cannot be overcome with normal, routine methods. Entrepreneurs have to think out-of-the-box on a daily basis. A great entrepreneur will make the best use of the available resources to achieve his objectives. A great entrepreneur is not bogged down by lofty targets or lack of funding. He is a true problem-solver and always finds a way.

Vision and Focus

Entrepreneurs have a vision of what they want to do and how they want to do it and they are single-mindedly focussed on it. If an entrepreneur does not have focus, he will squander away his potential as he will never be able to decide what needs to be done. Every setback will be demoralizing and his vision of the company will continuously change, never really reaching its true potential. An entrepreneur needs to ask himself if he can see the bigger picture and do whatever it takes to make sure it is realized.

Creativity and Innovation

Entrepreneurs see business opportunity everywhere and constantly innovate to make the most out of that opportunity. It’s innovation that keeps a company going year after year. One has to be innovative with not only the product that is being offered but also with how the business is being run, especially if one does not have the first mover advantage in the market. Even late entrants can take on established players with innovative business models and creative marketing.

Expert Networking Skills

A successful entrepreneur banks on his network to help him out in tricky situations. One’s mentors and peers will always be there to give precious advice but the art of leveraging it to the fullest depends on the entrepreneur’s sharp-mindedness. Networking is also needed to effectively sell to customers because not everyone will be excited to be bombarded by new products and services. A great entrepreneur loves being with people.

Optimism

An entrepreneur’s life is tough and not every day is rosy. Uncertainty and lack of motivation creeps in on some days and a negative attitude towards life can spell doom in that scenario. A great entrepreneur is a dreamer and brims with optimism because he believes in his dreams wholeheartedly. He knows minor setbacks cannot derail him or his ambitions and if one hurdle stands in his way, he will either overcome it or find another way to reach the end-goal.

If you do compare the best startups around you, you shall find these similarities in the people who run them. A lot goes into every business and if you do not possess these characteristics, chances are your startup will fail sooner or later in spite of all that. Someone with an entrepreneurial mindset will inspire the same in the people around him. Therefore, although the size and nature of your business might differ, this mindset remains the backbone of every successful business.

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Markethive really does empower the small guy:
Your own SEO Blogging Platform, Content Marketing, WordPress Plugins, Capture Pages,
Email Marketing, Email Autoresponders, Leads Funnels, Step by Step Tutorials, Social Media
Collaboration, Privacy, Airdrops, Encrypted Wallet, etc, etc, etc — And the beauty is — it’s completely
FREE to join.
Micropayments turn everything you do in Markethive into a faucet: Make a blog — get paid.
Make a comment — get paid. Make a Capture Page – get paid. Refer New Members — get paid, etc, etc.
 

 

Practise Does Not Make Perfect

PRACTICE DOES NOT MAKE PERFECT!
The biggest mistake you can make is to try and be perfect. There is no such thing!!!! It's tiring, a

waste of time and it annoys everyone around you!! The goal should be to try and pursue excellence..

Excellence is:
– A journey
– A mindset
– A mutually beneficial process
– An incremental growth progression
– A state of mind for ongoing and renewed performance.

If you are a perfect freak you will:
– Burn out
– Annoy everyone around you
– Be slowed down by perfection procrastination
– Miss the opportunity to do it wrong plenty times and become an
expert at what you don't want.
– Do everything yourself due to being too freaked out at others
doing a less than perfect job than you.

How to break the madness:
– Start delegating and grin and bear the results
– Allow others to do it and see if your clients notice
– Stop yourself being critical in the act and let go
– Do a survey of what your clients need and give them that. Don't
overdo it
You are killing creativity, ongoing business.

PRACTICE DOES NOT MAKE PERFECT …IT MAKES PERMANENT

Markethive — The Eco-System for Entrepreneurs. ( Totally FREE)
Described as an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, built on the block-chain.
Members receive 500 MHV Coins PLUS a $2,000 + Per Month System for FREE when you sign-up
– Check out what’s included on my profile page:
 
 
Markethive really does empower the small guy:
Your own SEO Blogging Platform, Content Marketing, WordPress Plugins, Capture Pages,
Email Marketing, Email Autoresponders, Leads Funnels, Step by Step Tutorials, Social Media
Collaboration, Privacy, Airdrops, Encrypted Wallet, etc, etc, etc — And the beauty is —
it’s completely FREE to join.
Micropayments turn everything you do in Markethive into a faucet: Make a blog — get paid.
Make a comment — get paid. Make a Capture Page — get paid. Refer New Members — get paid, etc, etc.
 
 

My Wife’s 50th Birthday Party Celebration

My wife and I recently went to Ireland to celebrate her 50th birthday. The video below is the PowerPoint Presentation that we played.  This is the first time uploading a PowerPoint Presentation to YouTube.  

October was a fun month. I hate seeing it go.

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://alzibluk.com

Corporate America Advice from Sergeant Luther Rizzo

My favorite comedy television shows growing up were Cheers and MASH.  I admit I watched way too much TV at the time.  I should have been studying more.

The quote below is just so perfect for today’s work environment.  Just change Army to Corporate America and it applies.

This is from Season 8 Episode 25 called “April Fools”.  It first aired on March 24, 1980.  It is hard to believe that was almost 40 years ago.

I worked with a hardworking man once.  He was passionate about his job.  He would come in early and leave late.  He would work weekends.  One day his boss told me in casual conversation the bosses didn’t liked him because he smiled too much.  I don’t know how anyone can succeed with such negativity.  It makes me think of this quote.  As long as you are miserable they are happy.

Have a great weekend!

Alan
Alan Zibluk
Bethany, CT
http://alzibluk.com

 

Singing Doll Comforts Elderly Woman with Alzheimer’s

This is my mother Joan Barbara.  Music therapy works.

This is Day 1195 for my wife and I as her primary caregivers.  My wife is the one who found this singing doll at a Goodwill store in Ohio.  She is also the one who recorded this video.  My wife rocks.

We have had some difficult times with her.  Still this is one of the better moments.

Alan Zibluk
Bethany, CT
http://alzibluk.com

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4. Want to Improve Yourself?

Once you actually start, you will realise that blogging has the ability to improve your language and communication skills (especially if you are blogging in a language that is not your mother tongue). This happens automatically as you start reading and researching your post topics.

The more you write the more you'll find yourself checking for grammatical and spelling errors and trying to get the message across more effectively. You also learn how to entertain and perhaps even coax readers through your writing.

Sidebar: To help with this you can try Grammarly. Grammarly is free and it helps ensure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free. Grammarly also has browser extensions for Chrome, Safari and Firefox. 

Blogging also gets you connected to a range of new people from various countries, with different cultures and backgrounds. Who knows, you may even form relationships if you communicate with them through the comments section. 

It is really quite exciting watching more and more people subscribe to your blog, post comments, ask questions and just start interacting with you and other members. As you get good responses to your posts it will positively impact your self-esteem which will consequently improve your life.

Stay tuned for Part 5!

 

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Scaling Your Value with MarketHive

Scaling Your Value with MarketHive!

If you want to provide value in ways that scale, you ought to think about scalability when choosing the format for providing your value. Some modes of providing value scale much better than others.

The Mindset of Scaling

Basically you want to consider these three questions:

  1. What is the value I’m providing and to whom?
  2. What would it look like for 100 people to receive similar value simultaneously?
  3. How can I continue to provide value while I’m sleeping?

Let’s begin with the first question. Suppose you’re currently working as a hairstylist. You provide value by cutting and styling people’s hair. And suppose you currently serve one client at a time, so your income is determined by the number of clients you serve and how much you charge your average client. Maybe you sell some products on the side as well.

You can increase your income by becoming more skilled or by improving the way you market your services, so you can charge more per client. But your income is still largely determined by how many clients you can get into your chair. Scaling beyond a certain point becomes difficult.

Now let’s try the second question. You couldn’t personally perform hairstyling services for 100 people simultaneously, so you’ll need help to provide this much value at once. You could recruit 100 stylists, perhaps by opening a very large salon. Then you could invest your time in marketing and advertising, both for clients and stylists, and it’s easier to scale these activities than it is to scale styling hair. This might take some investment of course, but if you received a share of each stylist’s revenue, you could scale your income by hiring and training more stylists. Eventually you might need to branch out to other regions and open more salons too.

There are other pathways of course, but the key is that someone or something else needs to be doing the haircuts. You have to break free of the limitation of performing each haircut yourself. Instead of doing the haircuts, you need to be responsible for making the haircuts happen, which is a more flexible and expansive way of thinking about providing value. If the value has been received because of what you’ve set into motion, you’re still providing it.

What about the third question? If you want to provide haircuts even while you’re sleeping, you could open a 24/7 salon and have stylists working there at all hours. Or you could offer franchises for your salons. Or you could create courses or training programs for stylists or for other salon owners. If you make your training available online, then people could take your courses anywhere in the world, and people could be learning and using your methods to cut hair even while you’re sleeping.

Digital Scaling

Putting content into digital form is a major scalability breakthrough that allows you to create something once and then leverage it to provide value to people again and again at near zero cost.

The advantage of putting value into digital formats like text, audio, video, images, or software is that you’ve eliminated some major barriers to scalability. In particular, you’ve decoupled the delivery of your value from your personal time.

Going back to the hairstylist example, if you create a blog, video, ebook, or online course to help other stylists, then there’s no effective limit on how many other stylists can receive your value, even while you’re sleeping.

The main difference here is in mindset. By asking different questions, you end up with different solutions. The main focus is on how to provide value to more people. Today that focus is likely to lead you to the Internet eventually. The Internet is humanity’s great scaling mechanism for providing value globally.

How to Scale

A good first step in devising scalable approaches is to stop doing things that don’t scale well. At least stop doing them in the ways that don’t scale.

For the hairstylist that means to stop cutting so much hair because cutting hair yourself doesn’t scale well. Put more time and energy into figuring out how to make good haircuts happen. For instance, book slightly fewer appointments, and spend the extra time working on the scalability challenge.

Sometimes a good scalable source of value is a small pivot away from the non-scalable work you’re already doing. For instance, suppose our stylist is a great conversationalist, and suppose she noticed that she gets better tips than her coworkers, perhaps 20% better on average. And suppose she notices the pattern that hairstylists who can carry interesting conversations while cutting hair are typically getting larger tips from their clients.

She could create a course to teach other stylists to become better conversationalists. She could put that course into a digital form, such as audios or videos, and offer it online. And the tangible benefit she can offer is to help stylists increase their tips by up to 20%. How much would 20% more tips be worth to a stylist over the course of a year? Even if it’s just a modest 5% increase, how much would that be worth? She can price and promote her course fairly based on the real benefit she’s providing. Her course could be worth hundreds of dollars to the right people, so she doesn’t need a ton of sales to make a nice income from selling the course. As she scales up the course sales, she can continuing working as a stylist if she enjoys it, or she can retire from working as a stylist altogether and focus on her course and other scalable offers.

In this case she’s not making more haircuts happen, but she’s taking a small subset of her work, one she might have easily overlooked, and she’s recognizing that it can be a serious source of value for other stylists (as well as for their clients). Furthermore, she might even have the potential to expand her work into other fields that also involve carrying on a conversation while serving customers.

I know many dozens of people who’ve done these types of pivots in a wide variety of fields. They can work very well in practice.

Notice that the type of work changes though. First you create a source of value that can scale, such as a course. Then you must also do the work of scaling it. Nobody will know about our stylist’s course unless she gets the word out, so her real work just shifted to marketing and sales, most likely online. This will allow her to leverage marketing tools to find clients and scale up the number of people taking her course, even while she’s sleeping.

When people get stuck in this process, they often miss this last step. Scaling does take some work, and it is an activity. Most income streams don’t auto-scale. You need to do the work of scaling them up. Otherwise it’s like launching a website that no one visits.

But notice the key difference between doing one-time work that doesn’t scale versus doing the actual work of scaling up. In the latter case, your rewards are compounded. For instance, you could set up a decent system to attract potential students, and once you have that up and running, you can keep building it up further.

As I shared, a common difference between scarcity-minded people and abundance-minded people is that scarcity-minded people typically spend most of their time doing maintenance work. This means that they work to maintain their income, such as by trading hours for dollars. By contrast, abundance-minded people usually spend a good bit of time on advancement work. They invest their time and energy to advance and increase their income streams, not merely to maintain those streams.

How many hours in a typical working month do you spend doing advancement work? This means creating scalable income sources and then scaling them up? Do you have any scalable income sources yet?

Of course you won’t always succeed when you try to create a scalable income source and then scale it up. But each time you try an approach that doesn’t work, you’ll learn something, and you’ll eventually discover approaches that do work.

Can everyone scale up this way? What happens when everyone tries to do this? Well… let me know when everyone really is trying in earnest to do this since it would be a pretty huge shock to me. People really seem to struggle with the basic mindset here, acting as if scalable income is some alien concept. It seems clear that we’re moving into a phase of life on earth where more and better scaling is becoming possible and accessible thanks to the Internet and ever-evolving tech, including further developments in AI.

I have many friends who’ve scaled up to 7 and 8 figure income streams, and they don’t work any harder than those with non-scalable income. They just approach the problem of providing value differently, thinking about scalability up front before committing to a particular direction.

Making Scalable Offers

If you do any work at all, then you’re already making offers. So how scalable are your offers?

If you make offers with low scalability, such as trading your time for money via salary or hourly rate, then you’re placing a fairly low ceiling on your income. You may also be setting yourself up for a sensation of time scarcity if the only realistic way to scale your income is to work more hours (if you even have that option).

On the other hand, if you make offers with high scalability, then as soon as you pass the threshold of covering your expenses, everything beyond that is a bonus. Interestingly, you may need different forms of motivation to move beyond this point, such as developing a stronger sense of mission or purpose.

Think about some small subset of your work where you actually feel you do a good job but you also feel like your skills in this area aren’t being leveraged too well. Could you teach someone to get a little bit better in some area of life? What would that mean to someone over the course of a year or more?

There’s nothing weird or odd about scalable offers. You may be less experienced with them if you’re more familiar with offers that don’t scale, but don’t dismiss the potential for learning to leverage scalability. Even if you aren’t scaling your offers, there’s a good chance you’re playing a role in someone else’s scalable system. So if you aren’t scaling your value, someone else is probably using you to scale theirs.

Personally I find that my best framing for making scalable offers is caring. If you genuinely care about providing value to people and creating some positive ripples in the world, then why be so selfish with your value and limit it to just a few people? Why not do something to help a lot more people if you can?

I learned this powerful lesson as a game developer. I could use my talents to create a game, which was limiting, or I could share what I learned from my own experience to help other game developers, which was more expansive and scalable. This helped more developers complete their projects, so more games got released, and more players got to enjoy them. The ripples I could create from helping other developers were greater than the ripples I’d been creating from working on my own games. It was this mindset that helped me carry forward into creating scalable sources of value when I began doing personal development work years ago.

You may have some internal objections to going this route, such as wondering if you can provide any value worth scaling. Join the club. Everyone has objections. The people who go this route just don’t let their objections stop them. They see the irrationality of those objections and use better reasoning. They understand that if they seek ways to provide scalable value, it may take time, but they’ll eventually figure it out.

This is where caring helps again. If you care then you’ll also listen and observe. You’ll find out if people are indeed receiving value from your scalable offers, and you’ll learn what effect your efforts are having. You won’t be able to measure all of the ripples, but you’ll be able to see some of them, and that’s very motivating when you start seeing positive ones.

One of the key benefits of scaling that people often overlook is how much thanks and appreciation they’ll receive (sometimes for the rest of their lives) for providing value to people in ways that scale. Consider how much appreciation J. K. Rowling must receive because she took the time to share her imaginative stories in the form of a scalable medium. When you tell a story, are you putting it into a scalable form that can provide value to others indefinitely, or will your stories die with you?

Join Markethive to learn how to scale up effectively and how to develop your strategy, where we deliver printed, video and live educational offers to get you acclimated and up to speed.

 

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"Republished from StevePavlina.com"

Part 3 — 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

Want to earn some money?

There are many ways people earn from blogging and you could too. Whilst it may take time to build a following and start earning a regular income from blogging, it is possible. Here are a few ways you can start.

1) Affiliate Programs

There are countless affiliates programs online and many of them provide you with marketing collateral like banners, images and unique referral links. If you write a post that is related to that affiliate program, you can easily add your affiliate links within the article itself. 

Alternatively, you can also add a banner at the beginning or end of your blog (similar to what I done here for Markethive).

You can also check out the Blog Posts section on my "Hacking Travel" Group to see how I've incorporated Amazon product links there and how you can do something similar.

2) Banner Advertising

Once your blog has a regular flow of visitors and you have the stats to show this, you can sell advertising space and invite companies with complementing products or services to buy a spot.

For instance, if your blog is about parenting you could invite companies that sell educational games or other children related items to buy an ad spot. 

If your blog is about places to visit in Colorado, for example, you can make a deal with your favourite local bakery and invite them to buy an ad spot or tell them you will advertise their bakery for free if they can give your readers a free croissant or coffee every Tuesday, or something like that. 

3) CPC / PPC / CPM Ads

Cost per click (also called pay per click) ads are usually banners that can be placed within your blog content or in the sidebar. Each time a reader clicks on the ad, you are paid for that click. Your reader does not actually have to buy anything from the advertiser. They only need to click the ad.

CPM Ads (“cost per 1,000 impressions,”) on the other hand are ads that pay you a fixed amount of money based on how many people view your ad. This is great if you have a high traffic blog.

One of the most popular networks that provide this type of advertising is Google AdSense. Many bloggers employ this method because they do not need to contact any advertisers as Google takes care of all that. 

You only need to place the banner on your site and Google will determine what ads are relevant to your content. When your viewers click on the ads, you will get paid by Google. That's it.

Of course, Google is not the only company to offer this type of advertising. There are other companies such as Infolinks.com and Media.net, that you can check out.

It is worth mentioning that you will not earn a large amount right of the bat, but as you continue blogging, creating a brand for yourself and establishing yourself as an expert, you will start to see the money come in.

4) Paid to Blog

Finally, there is a platform that actually pays you to blog. It's called Markethive. I personally prefer this method because my earnings are not solely dependant on anyone clicking my affiliate links or banners or ads. In addition, it allows me to earn with my very first blog post. Very few platforms in this world give you that opportunity. Plus they pay you in cryptocurrency!

Of course, my hope is that my readers find the content I provide helpful and useful and so they follow through to purchase whatever they need to through my links but knowing that I'm earning just for blogging, is nothing short of awesome! Want to start earning for every blog post? Click here.

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Part 2 — 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging 5 part series

Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash

 

2. Do you want to help others?

Think about it, how many times have you desperately Googled for something and then found the answer you were looking for in a blog post?

In the same way, if you choose to blog on a topic you have some experience with, you could very well provide the answers to questions many people are searching for.

For instance, if you're an Entrepreneur, you could offer advice to others who are considering becoming one, talk about the things to look out for when choosing a business, potential pitfalls, the need to commit and spend at least a little time each day working on their project and such.

Or if you are a foodie (yes, it's a thing now), you could tell people where all the best restaurants, cafes and eateries are, the best time to visit to avoid standing around waiting for a table, etc.

Think of it as helping people. Put yourself in their shoes and consider;
– what they are searching for
– what they need help with
– what you already know
– what you are good at
– how you can help them

It's heartwarming going through the reader's comments knowing your post has helped someone.. even if it's a seemingly small thing like how to re-open a browser tab they've closed prematurely 🙂 (<– this was not a blog post but it was one of my early shares and the response was just great)

If you would like to test your blogging skills, Markethive is a free platform that provides you with everything you need to do just that. Plus it comes with a community of supportive Entrepreneurs who are happy to guide you along the way… and the icing on the cake? You get paid for every post you make! What else could you ask for?

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Melody Christie

Where life takes me..

ecosystem for entrepreneurs