Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 3) Get Started

Get started

Drop Down The Get Started Menu

Correct at time of writing – 14th May 2014]

This menu has 5 items on it. You can access Module 1 but for the rest you have to upgrade and become an SFM member. Module 1 has quite a lot in it and so do all the subsequent modules so I will cover each module with one or more posts.

Here’s the menu items in module 1:

Welcome to the SFM

There are 2 videos and an overview on this page.

The main messages from the first 9 minute video are “learn while you earn”, “you don’t need to make the same mistakes everyone else does”, “keep it simple”, “stay focused”, “get your mind in the right place” and “we have put together a system that will get results if you follow it”. READ MORE

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Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 2) The Home Menu

Six Figure Mentors - Home

Drop Down The Home Menu Item

[Correct at time of writing – 5th February 2014]

This is the second in a series of posts about the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) back office and what you would experience if you became a member.

After having a look around the Dashboard the next logical area to look at is the drop down menu Item “Home”. As you can see there are 4 items on it at the moment. The first item just takes you back to the Dashboard which we have already covered so let’s look at the next 3.

About The SFM

This is a very brief overview of the SFM by way of a little history and in effect, a short mission statement. READ MORE

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Your Six Figure Mentors Journey – 1) Your First Time

Six Figure Mentors - Dashboard

You’ve just logged In For The First Time

[Correct at time of writing – 5th February 2014]

This is the first in a series of posts about the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) back office and what you would experience if you became a member.

I’m going to take you through the whole back office site so that you will get a really good idea of what you will get should you decide to become involved with the Six Figure Mentors (SFM).

We know that the SFM is not for everybody. There are many programs and systems out there that promise to deliver this and that and many people will want to go for what appears to be the easy money. Some of those programs and systems may deliver what they say they will but the vast majority won’t. That’s not what the Six Figure Mentors is about. READ MORE

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How To Save & Upload Images Really Fast

Upload Images Really Fast

Upload Images Really Fast

Some people will know how to do this already but some won’t. It didn’t occur to me for quite a long time.

Let’s say you want to find an image on the internet (watch out for royalties etc.) and then insert it into a Word document, an email, Facebook, a WordPress post or anything that uses the Windows Explorer dialogue. I bet this is the way that most people do it:

  1. Find the image in your web browser
  2. Right click it and save it to your hard disc
  3. Go to Word and choose “Insert image”
  4. Go to the folder where the image is
  5. Select the image and press return or click insert

If that’s what you are doing there is a quicker way and I’ll show you in the video below how to upload images really fast. Ok, maybe not really fast but significantly faster and if you like me, insert images into things a lot then this is really useful. READ MORE

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The Great SFM Free Apps & Plugins Giveway

Plugin Giveaway

They’re All At It You know!

Dear reader, I don’t know if you are part of an internet marketing training program or not but regardless of it, the internet training space is changing. Up to now it has mostly been about the training, now it’s about the tools as well.

Up to fairly recently if you subscribed to a training program you would need to go and source the tools you needed to do the job elsewhere even if they were recommended by the training program you are in. Now internet training programs are gradually becoming one stop shops where you can get the training and the tools. READ MORE

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Blog Spam And What To Do About It

Comment Spam

Blog Spam

This is more of brief on blog spam rather than a full blown run down on the whole thing. One thing is for sure and that is if you have a blog, after a while you are going to get spam comments and you could get a lot of it.

Why do you get blog spam? One of the main reasons you get it is because people are trying to build up back-links to their blog site or web page. They want to do this because it makes their web site or blog rank higher with Google and there is nothing wrong with this in itself, back-links are good (back-links are where you put a link back to a website as part of a blog post comment in this case). The problem comes when people start making comments that have nothing to do with your web site or blog post and they are doing it merely for the link. READ MORE

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A Simple Free Plugin That Makes WordPress Easier To Use And Saves You A Lot Of Time

Shortcoder

Shortcoder, A Macro Of A Difference

Once discovered this is one WordPress plugin you won’t want to be without.

WordPress has shortcodes built in, shortcode extension plugins and for this post, plugins that let you create your own shortcodes. There are a number of plugins that do this but the one I am using and the one I am going to talk about is this one “Shortcoder“.

What Is A Shortcode?

A shortcode is a “Macro” so I guess the question really is, what is a macro?

A shortcode or macro is a place holder that can be replaced by something else such as a sentence, a block of code or some paragraphs. Not only can you substitute them but you can send parameters or if you like values from the macro to that which substitutes it. READ MORE

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How To Center Things In WordPress And Make It Stick

Center Things In WordPress

This Works In WordPress And Anything HTML

This is a nice simple technical tip on how to center things in WordPress and keep them centered. It will work with anything HTML but is particularly useful in WordPress as when you center things in WordPress the editor strips the centering out sometimes.

For example, if you embed a Youtube video and try centering it, the editor will often strip the centering out. You can try saving it from the text/HTML tab but it’s a hit and miss business. It also depends on what version of WordPress and which editor that you are using but here’s a very simple way to add centering that almost always works, the WordPress editor doesn’t strip it out, well it’s worked up to now 🙂 READ MORE

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How To Add A Twitter Feed To Your WordPress Web Site

Twitter Feed

Creating a Twitter feed on your website is easy whether it’s on WordPress or a normal website.

Twitter provide an easy to use way to do this and in this WordPress example WordPress provide a very easy way to install it.

There are WordPress plugins for this but really they are not necessary. In my opinion it is better only to install the plugins you really want and/or need on WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, I like plugins but too many plugins or some not very good ones can cause problems. READ MORE

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How To Add Images To Ten Minute Pages From WordPress

Ten Minute Pages - Inserting Images

Ten Minute Pages is an excellent WYSWIG Squeeze Page builder from Kyle Graham. It’s not perfect but it’s much better than the alternatives that I have seen out there so far and it’s getting better all the time. The support has been pretty good so far.

One of the things some people have asked about is how to insert images into Ten Minute Pages on the WordPress plugin version so have made the video below to show you how to do this and it’s really easy!

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Hosting Nightmares And Solutions

Hosting Nightmares

Hosting Nightmares – Arggggghhhhhhhhhh

I really don’t like hosting nightmares, it can take a lot of time up sorting them out either by fixing it yourself when you can or by contacting your hosting company’s support.

I have been having hosting problems for the last week or so but I’m still going to sing my hosting company’s praises because they have always been there to sort things out as best they can and as fast as they can. They also put up with me when I get a bit frustrated with it. I am fairly patient but I still get a bit fed up sometimes. And, as usual with them, I have a happy ending. If you read my post Migrating WordPress And Some Tips you will know I touched on how important it was to have good support there. READ MORE

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Migrating WordPress And Some Tips

Wordpress Migration

Migrating WordPress – My Experience

This post is about my experience migrating WordPress from an older version of WordPress to the latest version (3.5.1 at the time of writing) and from one server to another.

I hope you will pick up some good pointers from it including how to recover from the infamous “white screen of death” and if you don’t know what that is then you are going to find out a little later.

It’s not an exhaustive reference for migrating WordPress. In fact there are so many plugins, themes, styles of content, pictures, video’s etc that I would have thought it would be quite hard to write a definitive step by step guide. READ MORE

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How To Add Banners To WordPress, It’s Easy

Banners on WordPress

If you have a blog or website you might want to monitize it at some point. There are lots of ways of doing this and one of the simplest and easiest ways is through using banners. You might want to put up banners for your affiliate products, Adsense, other peoples banners if you are renting advertising space on your blog / website or for some other reason. There are lots of ways of putting banners on your blog / website, it’s really simple and easy to do. I am going to talk through two ways of putting banners on a Wordpess blog site, using HTML and using a WordPress plugin. The HTML version will work on any website. READ MORE

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HTML And WordPress

HTML And WordPress

HTML? That’s programming code isn’t it, too difficult for me I don’t understand it, one for the experts, nope too hard. I’ve heard that if you stare at it for more than 10 minutes you go a bit funny and could even get a nervous breakdown …. gulp!

Ok, I jest, I’m sorry but … it is true that most people are, I don’t know, scared of code. Strictly speaking HTML is not a programming language it’s mark up code for formatting and has been around for years. Mark up codes were around before computers. I’m scared of balance sheets and accounts in general. Show me a corporation tax return and you might as well call an ambulance for me 😐 READ MORE

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All About URL Trackers

URL trackers, what are they?

If you are doing any kind of online marketing and you want to know what’s going on with your campaigns then this is an important and very useful tool to use.

A URL tracker is a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or if you like, an indirect web link that is used to count the number of times a link is clicked.

Why would you want to do this? Well, let’s say you sent a promotional email to 500 people with a link in it.  Would you like to know how many people clicked that link?  Let’s say 50 people clicked the link.  A little later you send out another email with different copy in it but for the same promotion, let’s say that 100 people click the link this time … which of the 2 emails are you most likely to send out next time?  Clearly the second email appears to be more effective but you would only know that by knowing how many people clicked it. READ MORE

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