How to Build an Inbound Marketing Strategy in 24 Hours

How to Build an Inbound Marketing Strategy in 24 Hours

  • "I'm active on social media."
  • "I'm blogging regularly."
  • "I'm using SEO best practices."
  • "I feel like I'm doing everything right, but I'm not seeing results."

Do any of these statements sound familiar? A lot of marketers and CEOs we talk to feel like they are doing all the right things.  But, they aren't achieving their goals.

A recent survey from DM (Direct Marketing) News confirms this is common. 46% of the executives surveyed, stated that a "lack of an effective strategy" was the biggest obstacle in achieving their inbound marketing goals.

So why is everyone struggling? I'm not quite sure as to WHY, but in this blog, I'll show you HOW you can overcome this obstacle…and overcome it in the next 24 hours.  Let's roll!

What is Strategy?

First, let's identify what strategy actually is. It really doesn't have to be that complicated.  Strategy is simply a plan of action designed to achieve an expected goal.  So, we need a goal to get started. For the purpose of this article, let's say that our goal is to generate 50 qualified leads per month for my sales goal.

A worthy goal.

Now, we need a plan of action that will get us there.

Note: You may have a different inbound marketing goal, so just apply this same framework in order to backtrack from your goal, to an activity plan.

Identify Audience

If we're going to generate 50 qualified leads per month for your sales quota, we need to define a "quality lead". Let's pretend we're a coffee distributor that provides energizing weight loss coffee for coffee drinkers, dieters, fitness, etc.  If we can get a “Sample” Request, a pre enrolled lead, we consider that a quality lead.

Okay, so now we've got an audience and we know what a quality lead is.  We're getting closer to being able to build our plan of action.

Action Steps for Identifying Your Audience:

  1. Nail down your target market. Target Market Example: Diet sites located in the United States, health clubs that are doing between $500,000 and $20M in revenue annually.
  2. Talk to the sales team and establish what a quality lead is. In this case, we know we need 50 Sample Requests and Pre Enrollments each month.

Time Estimate: 2 hours

  1. Honestly, this should be something you already know (your target market).But give yourself an hour to talk to a few people inside your sphere, friend networks and groups, read through your messaging, and establish who you're really after.
  2. Give yourself another hour to talk to a few reps or the sales people in your network. Or potentially, set up a conference and invite others in your network that is similar in their business to yours.

Identify Where Your Audience Lives Online

Once we know who our audience is and what our goal is, we need to locate our audience.  Where are they online?  You'll want to look at social media, blogs, websites, and forums.  Make a big list!  Here's what I might do if I were looking for vertical markets.

First, I'd dive into social media. I know LinkedIn is better for B2B, so I head there first.  There are tons of various groups, so I started looking for groups full of my audience. A quick search for "dieters" brings up 978 different groups.

I will continue my search for "fitness", " coffee drinkers ", and "weight loss".  After spending some time gathering a list, hopefully I've identified at least 500 solid groups that have my target audience.  

Next, I'll explore other social media options to see if there is anything market specific.  After spending some time on Google, I run across Over Coffee, a social network for coffee drinkers, marketers and socializers.

Still further, I'll spend some time on Google again looking for blogs, forums and other websites where I might find my audience. As an example, it is a pretty sure assumption the Fast Diet forum fits.
https://thefastdiet.co.uk/forums/

Another excellent tip is searching for the topics in Discuss. Since Discuss has no search abilities, Google comes in handy. But you have to know the tricks to search. I made a little video here to explain how quickly.

At the end of this research process, you should easily have 500-1000 websites (forums, blogs and other websites), groups (on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) and communities (on Google+) on your list. Now, we're getting somewhere! We're narrowing down the Web and locating the corners in which we want to spend our time and effort.

Action Steps for Finding Your Audience:

  1. Spend time looking at social media, websites, blogs and forums for your target audience.
  2. Create a master list with links to these places. Utilizing Markethive’s Backlink System, you can track backlinks, store login data, and manage campaigns easily.

Time Estimate: 4 hours

  1. Don't shortchange yourself here.Put in the time to locate your audience.This step will serve you well for many inbound campaigns into the future, so spend about four hours doing your research.
  2. Create the list in your MH backlinks as you go along.

Identify Pains, Problems, Questions

Ok, just to re-cap.  We now know:

  1. Our goal
  2. Who we're targeting
  3. Where they live online

Now, it's time to dig for pain. As you're doing your research and visiting groups, websites and blogs with your audience, start listening. What does that mean, really? How do you listen? What are you listening for?

What you want to do is listen to the problems that your audience is expressing. You want to write down the questions they are asking.  Write down the things they are complaining about. You want to be able to speak their language.

You'll start to see different discussion questions, comments on blogs, or frustrations. Here are a few sample discussion topics I pulled from a LinkedIn Group full of dieters.

Obviously, you want to identify challenges and pains around the product or service you offer, but sometimes you can get some really powerful insight just by writing down any common questions or problems. You'll start to see some trends.

As you'll see in the next section, we want to use these questions, pains and problems in our content and messaging.

Action Steps for Identifying Pains, Problems and Questions:

Go to 10-20 places on your master list and start copying and pasting your audience's discussions and questions.

Time Estimate: 2 hours

This should take you about 2 hours, but don't be afraid to spend 3 or 4 if you feel you're not seeing any trends.

Create a Content Calendar

Alright, now we're ready to create a content calendar. Most people want to rush into this step because it feels like you're accomplishing something. However, this step won't be worth much if you haven't dedicated the time to your research.

There are articles that walk through this step in much more detail, so I'm not going to do that.  This will be a high level overview.

Basically, now that we've got a sense for what our audience is dealing with, we can brainstorm some effective blog titles, maybe some webinar topics and definitely some e-book ideas. If we think back to our goal of 50 qualified leads per month, you might be asking, "How many blog articles should I be writing?" or "How many capture pages, do I need?"

You can make an educated guess, but this is always the unknown with strategy. (Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty)  You make the best plan of action you can to achieve your goal, but you'll need to adjust your plan over time depending on how close you are getting to that goal.

Based on my experience, without knowing how much traffic this hypothetical website is getting or how many leads it's currently generating, you'll want to be creating 2-3 blog posts per week.

With your blog posts WordPress plugin, your Markethive blog system becomes a BlogCasting system.

  1. The subscribing potential your blogs will have with other Markethive social members. Case in point the Proprietary subscribe system.
  2. Blog Casting option that allows others to “plagiarize” your work with your permission thereby automatically taking an exact copy of your blog to their account
  3. The Markethive Blogcasting Word Press plugin allows your blog articles massive syndication to other Markethive members Word Press blogs.
  4. The SNAP plugin for Word Press then allows greater broadcasting to over 25 social networks and literally millions of LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ groups and Twitter hash tagged directories.

    The potential of just the “SNAP | Word Press | Markethive Broadcast” plugins can literally build reaches into the billions. We know because we have achieved this.

You'll also want to have at least two or three e-books that you can leverage to capture leads. This is not a difficult process. Spend some time writing your story, your perspective of the industry you are chasing. For instance I have written the following ebooks (7):

You also have Markethive to offer. It is a million dollar platform, offering a monthly service others charge $1000s for, with free membership. But if you are in a vertical market, like diets or coffee, you might want to offer ebooks, live webinars, samples, etc.

In addition to the e-books, you'll want to integrate the Markethive nurturing program that moves leads down the funnel towards the level of being joined to you as an Alpha Entrepreneur.  Markethive’s lead nurturing system is a quantum leap from other so called lead nurturing when in reality they are nothing more than disguised email espionage.

Don’t know how to produce an ebook? No problem, I wrote a blog on how and why just for you.

https://markethive.com/group/marketingdept/blog/how-to-write-an-ebook-blog-quickly

The Calendar

Markethive uses Google’s calendar. It is available on all platforms, Droid, iPhone, Tablets, Laptops and Desktops. It integrates with other Google calendar accounts; it allows events, notes, hidden appointments and reminders, to do lists, and sharing with others who have set up a calendar. Like Markethive’s calendar.

(https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?showCalendars=0&height=600&wkst=2&bgcolor=%23FFFFFF&src=calendarmarkethive@gmail.com&color=%235229A3&ctz=America/Denver )

Action Steps for Content Calendar:

  1. Brainstorm blog topics, e-book and/or webinar topics.
  2. Map out how many blog articles you'll need to create each week.
  3. Plan your e-book creation.
  4. Plan your lead nurturing sequences.

Time Estimate: 2 hours

  1. Spend 1 hour brainstorming topics and titles.
  2. 15 minutes for mapping out your blog calendar.
  3. 20 minutes for planning out your e-books.
  4. 20 minutes mapping out your lead nurturing sequences.

Create a Promotions Plan

Your promotions plan is just as important, if not more important that your content plan and calendar.  Most marketers feel like once they hit "publish", it's time to start working on the next piece.  Not true!  Once you hit publish, it's time to go to work promoting that article.

You spent time writing it, editing it, finding an amazing photo and placing a relevant call to action.  Now, it's time to zero in on our audience and share that content with them. This is how we'll drive people back to your content, they'll click on your e-books, receive your emails and ultimately sign up for that demo, service or product!

Creating your promotional plan will be much easier now that you've got a master list of where your audience lives. You'll be able to share your blog articles as discussions in exactly the right Facebook Groups, Google Groups, LinkedIn Groups and Twitter automatically as you blog. (it is a SNAP)
See blog on video on SNAPPING
https://markethive.com/group/marketingdept/blog/the-reach-aka-blog-casting

You'll be able to comment on other websites and blogs and reference your content in a super relevant fashion because you know exactly what your audience’s challenges and pains are. You'll be able to craft blog titles that are irresistible to your audience because you studied their problems and pains.

Your promotions plan should basically be the time you spend promoting your article to all the places on your master list. It might look something like this:

Blog Title: Lose Weight with Coffee

Promotion:

Create a discussion in all 20 LinkedIn Groups and frame it with the question "What is your biggest weight lose challenge right now?"

Share article on Twitter using the hashtags #coffee diet #lose weight with coffee #healthy coffee. Rotate hashtags. Schedule 10-20 Tweets over the next 30 days. (Markethive automates this)

Jump into a couple of forums and find the discussions around coffee and diet.  Add value to the discussion and add a link to the blog post as a reference point.

Find individual dieters on Facebook Groups or other websites and send a personal email with a link to the article.

Send out an email to all current leads in the database and share the article.

So, your promotions plan will have some activity that you'll do every time you create a blog post.  Then, for specific  topics, you may have additional activities you'll want to add that make sense based on the topic.

Action Steps for Content Calendar:

Write out all the possible promotional activities you might have for a specific blog post.   Each time you publish, go to that list and execute as many as possible!

Time Estimate: 1 hour

  1. Spend an hour brainstorming all the ways you could promote a blog post, e-book or piece of content.

Your Strategy

Phew!  There's a lot of work there, but you can do it… and you can do it in less than 24 hours!  The total time spent in this process totals 11 hours.  Obviously, it would be a long work day to push through these activities, but you'll be setting yourself up for success over the next several months, if not years. If you can't block off an entire day to do this, spend a couple hours each day for a week and you'll be all set.

Your goals and strategy will change over time, but I wanted to break down a very simplistic way to create a strategy quickly and start moving forward.

Just to re-cap what you need to do:

  1. What is your goal?
  2. Who are you targeting?
  3. Where do they live online?
  4. Develop your content calendar.
  5. Create a promotional list.

I'm curious… how much time do you spend on research before diving into content creation?

Malta’s PM: The Rise of Cryptocurrencies ‘Cannot Be Stopped’

European regulators should embrace cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the prime minister of Malta argued in a speech yesterday.

Speaking at the CEPS Ideas Lab in Brussels on 23rd February, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat argued that governments in the European Union should "double down" on the tech, which he pointed out is slowly catching on amongst the bloc’s financial institutions, according to a transcript published by Live News Malta.

Muscat's remarks were in the context of reinvigorating the EU, which has faced rising socio-economic pressures in recent years. He also proposed that leaders in the bloc create financial mechanisms to invest in areas that may be inclined to leave the EU, as was with the case of the UK's so-called "Brexit" vote last year.

Though prefacing his statements by saying that he is opting to advocate for "outright insane" sounding ideas, Muscat argued that "the rise of cryptocurrencies can be slowed but cannot be stopped".

He went on to tell event attendees:

"My point is that rather than resist, European regulators should innovate and create mechanisms in which to regulate cryptocurrencies, in order to harness their potential and better protect consumers, while making Europe the natural home of innovators."

Among the firms in Europe testing the tech is Malta’s primary stock exchange, which in December formed an internal "Blockchain Committee" dedicated to exploring how the exchange might utilize the tech.

The exchange further indicated its intention to set up a domestic blockchain consortium in Malta, aimed at creating a basis for the development of new applications.

Chris COrey CMO Markethive 

Image via Wikimedia

EUMalta

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The Economy Only Looks Good If Your Eyes Are Closed

The Economy Only Looks Good If Your Eyes Are Closed

There are multiple little anecdotes and ways to say the same thing:

  • People see what they want to see
  • If it looks to good to be true it probably is
  • All that shines is not gold
  • Cheer up…it could get worse

….to name just a few.

But me…I've read The Bible and I'm looking for the signs of the Last Days that it talks about. 

Currently I see many of those sings everywhere I look. 

For example, traditional business metrics do not lie. They can't. 

Number readily available today point to a financial and monetary train-wreck much closer than most people don't want to see…therefore they don't.

Trump is nice to have come along right now but he doesn't represent the end of the war between good and evil. He only represents one battle won within it… just like an uptick in the stock market.

I would like to call my readers' attention to two article by one of my favorite trend analysts, Simon Black, founder of www.sovereignman.com. Simon recently wrote two very good articles that both talk about certain economic realities that only a fool (which there apparently are a lot of) would ignore.

Question…..

Do you know what a P.E.Ratio is?

You've probably heard the term. Here's what Investopedia.com says it is: 

For example, suppose that a company is currently trading at $43 a share and its earnings over the last 12 months were $1.95 per share. The P/E ratio for the stock could then be calculated as 43/1.95, or 22.05.

In this article, Simon ponts out that the P/E Ratio for the S & P Index is currently 26.5, a level only reached three previous times in the US economy, each of which immediately preceded a major financial disaster (the Panic of 1893, the 2000 dot-com crash, and the 2008 financial collapse).

That should make you feel real good, shouldn't it?

You can read the article for more detail and examples. As usual, Simon lays it out very simply and logically and to paraphrase what he says: deep do-do is just around the corner.

It just amazes me that people seem to be blissfully unaware or willfully ignorant of the factors that go into that conclusion. But I know what the Bible says. It says that in the End Time there will be:

  • Wars and rumors of war. (No kidding….Check!)
  • Nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom (No kidding…Check!)
  • People will be lovers of self. (Check!)
  • Good will be called bad and bad will be called good. (Check!)
  • Animals dying everywhere (Check!)
  • Earthquakes everywhere (Check…they're there…you just don't hear about them)!
  • Seas dying. (Check!)
  • A time of great contrast between rich and poor. (No kidding…Check!)
  • Israel blooming but increasingly abandoned by former friends.(Check!)

I'm sure there are a few other conditions I don't recall at the moment but my point is that it won't take much…not much at all… for this whole House of Cards to come tumbling down. Humanity is indeed dancing on the deck of the Titanic, and most of us have no idea what's ahead.

But…moving on…

In Simon's other article, which you can read here, he warns us that, "there are certain anomalies that are too absurd to last", and warns us that far too many US companies must have some of those Superbowl ad chimps making their corporate financing decisions for all the lack of wisdom shown.

To put their financial imbecility in simple terms: How is it possible that major companies like Exxon, Verizon, and many others seemingly can pay out more money in dividends that they have 'free cash flow'?

The answer is easy if you have a mind like those chimps: You just borrow it. They go deeper and deeper into debt.

And why wouldn't they be able to, considering that they get their money from banks which get it from governments that print it like it was so many coupons for a Penny Saver newspaper?

The result is that politicians get to keep their jobs because they can tell the plebeian masses that everything is just fine. Big corporations can tell their stockholders that everything is just fine. And 'We The People' suffer a continually declining standard of living and wonder why we seem to be working harder but not getting ahead and always in debt.

Trump is nice to have on the scene, but he's only one man. Apparently, he's a Christian and a patriot and does believe in the American Ideal. That's nice. He's doing what he should do. But his ultimate home is no more in 'this World' than any other Christian.

The way I see it, our mission right now is simply to get ready for Jesus, keep our head low, save as many unsaved as we can, give as many as we can something to think about when we're gone, and to piss off as many of the 'hard-heads' as we can so that they can get saved the hard way when the time comes.

Meanwhile, I personally keep waiting for a few last pieces of this puzzle to fall into place. I'm not convinced that all our problems are solved and, like the title of this article says, I think the economy only looks good if your eyes are closed.

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter
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Take The 30 Day Headline Challenge

30 Days To Becoming A Headline Ninja

Who wants to become a Headline Ninja?

If that's you then I'm inviting you to join my 30 Day Headline Ninja Challenge.

Here's the way it works:

Do to this site and download a free PDF called "Headline Hacks – A Cheatsheet For Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral" by Jon Morrow.

If you want to become a better blogger (a specialized type of writing) you really need to know Jon Morrow because he is one of the best bloggers and blog writing trainers on the internet.

Before he started his own site several years ago he was Associate Editor of CopyBlogger.com, one of the top copywriting training blogs on the net, for several years.

What we are going to do (a group of 10 of us) is to 'start at the top' and become Headline Ninjas by using Jon's free PDF guide on writing killer headlines. You know, of course, that the headline is the single most important part of your articles…or even your emails.

Jon's guide has 50 different headline formulas. All with examples and discussions of why they work. We will write an article every day for 30 days (it doesn't have to be too long) and use a different headline formula each day.

Write about anything you want, attach the title to it, and we will meet in my online conference room every day, read our articles with their titles, and get everybody else's response. I'm thinking the whole process shouldn't take more than 30 minutes per meeting.

Again, here is where you can get Jon's free guide. It really is free. You will love it!

I'm not an affiliate of any kind with Jon so don't panic about that. But I have downloaded this guide before at least twice. It's recently been updated (for 2016) and I always get something new every time I go through it.

I promise you'll love it. And if you're in Markethive you know that we've got a powerful blogging system, right?

But that's just the "launcher". We still have to load it up with the right ammunition…starting with a dynamite title.

So, that's it. It'll be sorta like a 'lab' high school or college chemistry (without the bad smells). We'll be getting real experience and feedback in a supportive environment. We might be expressing some opinions but the object will be constructive suggestions or appreciation.

I don't want to have more than 10 people in this group… knowing that some people will bail out or miss a few meetings. But that's OK because it isn't a job. It's an opportunity to get better at something we all know we need to be good at if we want to make money on the internet.

Let me know via email or via Skype ("atwill4") if you want 'in'. Remember. ONLY 10 people. e might even develop some collaborative partnerships too. You never what can happen when great minds meet.

P.S. Probably what I'll do is use the "How To Write" group that I've already set up in Markethive. If you want to join but you're not in that group, I think it would make sense to go ahead and join. I do put soe ideas in there that I do not put outside of it.

If you're not in Markethive but would like to be in this group, go ahead and join Markethive…here. It's free.

"30 Days from now, Rodney…we'll all be Headline Ninjas!"

Cryptocoin and Blockchain Article Roundup – Feb 21, 2017

Cryptocoin and Blockchain Article Roundup – Feb 21, 2017

Here's an article that ties one idea, the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) in with the more recently popular topic of Blockchain. It really does make sense. The idea of the autonomous business entity won't die. Read some of the latest discussion about it in this article:

Rebranding The DAO: The Contentious Blockchain Concept is Back

Monero, the fifth largest digital currency by market capitalization, still struggles to build a 'white hat' reputation simply because of its advanced privacy feature which hi-brows think attracts 'the wrong crowd'. Read the latest discussion on the issue here:

Drugs, Code and ICOs: Monero's Long Road to Blockchain Respect

Oh goody-goody. California lawmakers want to protect charity raffles from the evils of bitcoin. It's a good thing they're not wasting time repairing dams. Read about it here:

California Lawmakers Consider Barring Bitcoin from Charity Raffles

New algorithm promises to make slow the trend toward centralization of Z-cash miners, thus democratizing the process. Read about it here:

How the Equihash Algorithm Could Democratize Zcash Mining

British Parliamentarians will discuss (or is it "debate"?) key issues about the status of bitcoin, digital currency, and the blockchain as it relates to money creation in English society. The UK government generally is pro-bitcoin but the banking establishment has been rather reticent to embrace it. Read about it here:

Money creation may well be the biggest economic issue of our times.

Could blockchain-related opportunities in one industry result in a talent and brain-drain from one industry to another? Probably not to any significant degree because the technology is creating opportunity almost everywhere. But it is creating some notable movement of some high achievers. Read one such example here:

Blockchain Capital Lures Bitcoin Analyst Away from Wall Street Firm

Well Buckaroos…that's our Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Article 6 Pack for today. Thanks for dropping by. You're also invited to join us over on Markethive where you'll find a vibrant digital community on online entrepreneurs. Our community if free to join and if you're promoting a business, brand, service, or cause online…Markethive has a great blogging system that will give you massive 'Reach'.

Also, if you need a freelance copywriter to help you with your business, contact me…Art Williams. Email here.

 

 

 

 

 

We Should Be Scrutinizing The Banks With This Formula

We Should Be Scrutinizing The Banks With This Formula

This is a very short article but in this case 'size doesn't matter'.

I never realized how simple it is to check the 'strength' of a bank?

You'll probably be surprised how simple it is too. Just read this short article by Simon Black, founder of www.sovereignman.com.

As an aside, most people don't know it but Simon has some kind of accounting degree… as evidenced clearly by how much of that jargon and explanation he puts into his articles.

Simon has often written about the weak financial positions of not just US banks but the vast majority of banks worldwide. He often gives precise figures and explains why there are so bad.

But it wasn't until tonight that he got my attention by explaining the uber-simple formula of figuring it out one very important bank ration on my own. Yeah…the figures you need to plug into a quick computation are right there on the internet.

Read this article and take note of the simple formula (just two figures is all you need) .

I'm amazed it's so simple to see how shaky these banks are.

P.S. The carton in the article is hilarious too.

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter

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Sponsored Content vs. Native Advertising

Sponsored Content vs. Native Advertising

 
Art says – I always get curious when I see apparently reputable companies using terms that I'm not familiar with. The terms all related to writing(i.e. content creation), advertising, and business building. In digging into the subject (via the links within the article), I found the following article which I thought might be of interest to the members of the Markethive community that I'm a member of.

 
Markethive, by virtue of its unique blogging platform, community, and membership demographic, has the potential be be a 'player' in the activities associated with these terms. For the average business person however, I don't think they need to worry about the finer distinctions between these terms… until their business reaches a certain where their advertising function becomes more critical and well-funded.

Sponsored Content vs. Native Content

 
Ask a Content Guy: What's the Difference Between Sponsored...
As Contently's editor-in-chief, my job is to immerse myself in every intricacy of the content marketing industry. It'd be a waste for other people in the company to spend all day…
 
 
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup, Feb-17-17

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain News Roundup – Feb. 17, 2017

 

 
It's nice to get away from the promotional aspects of the cryptocurrency movement, step back, and take an objective looks. Here are three such views.
 
The Truth About Bitcoin----------------------------------------------------
Stefan Molyneux looks at the rise of Bitcoin and discusses its history, mining, fees, altcoins, regulatory hypocrisy, worldwide awareness, comparisons to gold, anonymous transactions,…
Bitcoin: What You're Not Being Told----------------------------------------------------
Bitcoin has a fatal design flaw that almost no one is talking about. The current bubble is just the tip of the iceberg. Script and sources:…
The Hidden Dangers of Bitcoin-------------------------------------------------
Bitcoin is a revolutionary decentralized architecture which can be used for an untold number of incredibly valuable services – including the transfer of financial value. As Bitcoin adoption…
 
The vast majority of people still know little or nothing about cryptocurrency (which includes bitcoin) but those that do know something about it often hear that it's possible to make money by trading it in the same manner as people who trace any other commodity… as if pulling money out of the sky. Here are three videos that explain how it is possible to make money trading cryptocurrency but it's also possible to lose your all your money.  
 
How I Started Trading Bitcoin & Altcoins - Was it Worth it?

How I Started Trading Bitcoin & Altcoins – Was it Worth it?

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Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. I go into how began trading bitcoin & some of the opportunities I missed prior to the bitcoin bubble. Hope you enjoy – and as always – thanks for watching!
How to trade Bitcoin & Altcoins - Beginner Level

How to trade Bitcoin & Altcoins – Beginner Level

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Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. In this video I go directly into how to make altcoin/bitcoin trades on Bittrex exchange. This video is designed for beginners only. I'm always encouraging…
Can You Make A Minimum Wage Trading Bitcoin?---------------------------------------------------
LAST WEEKS VIDEO: ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJcG_0vHC1Y Making a minimum wage trading bitcoin and altcoins isnt simple. SUBSCRIBE TO BTCKYLE (It's Free guys)…
 
It's almost impossible to deal in cryptocurrency without using an 'exchange'. The process is not extremely difficult but there are some 'hoops' to jump through. Here's a video that lays out the basic process. 
 
How to Use a Cryptocurrency Exchange
How can you trade one cryptocurrency — like Bitcoin — for any other? It's not actually hard, and it's even a little (or a lot!) of fun. Whether you're looking to dabble, or you're…
 
Some people will find it encouraging that the UN is saying nice things about bitcoin.---------------------------------------------------------------The UN needs Blockchain to achieve its goals
I recently traveled to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, and was surprised to find blockchain on the minds of many of the leaders convened there. Even those who were not…
The dust has not settled on the ways that cryptocurrency will be related by the government...but it surely will.-------------------------------------------------------------The devil is in the detail: SEC regulation of blockchain...
Blockchain technology has captured the imagination of the financial services industry. Unfortunately, the adoption of the technology is impaired by a lack of clarity from regulators,…
 
It's possible that cryptocurrency may, directly or indirectly, bring more democracy to China. At the same time, the Indian government has not been acting very hospitable toward bitcoin but nevertheless at lest this one venture capitalist is putting a lot of his money into developing the potentially huge Indian cryptocurrency market.
 
Chinese Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Stops Withdrawals for a Month -...---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Major Chinese exchange BTCChina has announced the suspension of bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals. In effect, all of China's 'big 3' bitcoin exchanges have now enforced a month-long…
Bitcoin VC Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters Indian Market...

Bitcoin VC Investor Tim Draper Re-Enters Indian Market…

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Prominent venture capitalist and prolific tech and bitcoin industry investor Tim Draper is making a return to the Indian market for early stage investing in startups in one of the world's…
Aeady, bitcoin and cryptocurrency has a lot of people thinking. It will, undoubtedly, continue to evolve it is already making a lot of people some money (as an investment) and appears to have some social benefits.
 
Investment Analyst Pegs Bitcoin Price to Hit $3,678 If SEC...----------------------------------------------------
Emerita Capital, a provider of quantitative analysis for investment assets, believes bitcoin price could hit $3,678 if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves the Winklevoss…
How Blockchain Will Evolve In 2017---------------------------------------------------
In the past, blockchain — which is known as a distributed ledger technology for both financial and non-financial transactions — seemed like a mysterious concept that only technologists…
How the blockchain is helping stop the spread of conflict...---------------------------------------------------
Subscribe to WIRED A diamond's past is rarely crystal clear. Knowing a stone's origin can stop fencing and insurance frauds and winnow out synthetic diamonds or those sourced in war…
 
Asia is where the most activity with bitcoin and cryptocurrency is right now...especially in its mobile aspects.---------------------------------------------------------------Op-Ed: Why Blockchain and Asia are a perfect match
Sending money around the world is slow, expensive and sometimes even unreliable. I have lived out of India, my home country, for more than three decades. Like many expatriates, I…
If bitcoin is to serve the consumer, it will be in popular bitcoin and cryptocurrency apps like these popular ones.--------------------------------------------------------------
If you are a bitcoin enthusiast, there are a few bitcoin apps you need to know about, as they might come in handy. Whether you want to earn a few free satoshis playing games in your free…
 
The confusion, and debate, continues on the future of altcoins.----------------------------------------------Why altcoins are dying and how to make one in under an hour
When we refer to altcoins we mean alternative cryptocurrencies. Most of these altcoins (99%), utilize the blockchain and are a mere fork of the bitcoin code in one form or another. You do…
Yes, speculators love doing it. Especially when famous entrepreneurs are 'in the play'.----------------------------------------------Bitcoin Price Jumps 6% as Bitcoin ETF Decision Nears
The Bitcoin Exchange Trading Fund application filed by the Winkelvoss twins is nearing its decision date next month on March 11th. As traders are eagerly awaiting the SEC's decision on…
There actually is no real Santa Claus. That's OK, but there are misconceptions about bitcoin too.---------------------------------------------5 Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin
Satoshi Nakamoto's creation is often seen as something it is not, as there are a lot of misconceptions that simply don't want to go away. Sometimes, because some want to smear bitcoin,…
 
 
Researchers Claim New System Makes Bitcoin Transactions Harder...----------------------------------------------------
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University, and George Mason University in the U.S. have created a new system that makes it harder to detect bitcoin transactions….
Canada's SecureKey to Build a Blockchain Digital Identity...---------------------------------------------------
Leading identity and authentication provider SecureKey and a Canadian non-profit coalition have been granted funding from a research center within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Germany's Largest Financial Platform Lists Bitcoin as Major...---------------------------------------------------
Finanzen.net, Germany's most popular and largest financial news network and platform, is listing bitcoin amongst other major reserve currencies such as US Dollar, Japanese Yen and Chinese…
 
 
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup – Feb.02, 2017

 

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News Roundup Feb. 02, 2017

 
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Billionaire investor sold off investments in , and Mr. Soros, who…
The time will come when you won't be able to buy a cup of coffee without being traced, warns investment guru Jim Rogers. To control people, governments will increasingly seek to hunt down…
 
An Arizona legislator wants to amend state law to account for blockchain signatures and smart contracts, public records show. HB 2417, introduced on 6th February, would make a signature…
"When I looked at the dating industry, I saw it was expensive to reach a critical mass of users and open a niche dating site," says Yonatan Ben Shimon in a Skype call from Tel Aviv….
Microsoft (Thailand) has said that 2017 will see five digital technology trends – that includes blockchain tech – driving the country's digital transformation, pushing organization's…
 
Merely weeks after cautioning residents that bitcoin companies weren't authorized or licensed to operate in the country, India's central bank is reportedly not including bitcoin under the…
Banks in the United Kingdom are turning a deaf ear to bitcoin exchanges, despite the government's pro-blockchain position, according to financial writer Roger Aitken, writing in Forbes….
 
 
Thailand's largest bank by revenue, Kasikornbank Pcl, has unveiled that it is planning to introduce a new FinTech platform by the end of the year as it attempts to prevent fee income from…
 
After nearly two years of experimenting with blockchain, the National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia's central securities depository, believes it now knows what incumbents must do to…
 
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Jeff Domansky – Always Great Content!

Jeff Domansky – Always Great Content

I've always believed it never hurts to say 'thanks' and give sincere recognition when it was deserved. 

Tonight I think Jeff Domansky deserves "Thanks".

I first saw Jeff Domanshy's content on Scoop.it many years ago. But over the intervening years, even though my site has been downgraded to 'Free' because I don't want to pay for their upgraded version, I still get his content and updates from Scoop.it, in my Inbox even though I no longer use the platform.

(Note: I still like Scoop.it. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive.)

Look up Jeff on Google. He has several… even one on jazz…. mostly curated on Scoop.it which he has thoroughly mastered.

Jeff also has a site about social media and Public Relations (that's where these links tonight come from) and he constantly curates very interesting articles, guides, and tips there. Matter of fact…here's his site on Scoopit.

The following link is an example of the kind of content he puts out. I found several interesting things there and that's why I figure I owed him some recognition.

 http://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/

Also be sure to click through on several of the interesting links on that SproutSocial page. I found some very cool tools.

 

Art Williams
Freelance Copywriter
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