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Direct Sales Companies Join The Social Neural Revolution

The Age of the Entrepreneur has given birth to the first Entrepreneurial Social Network. To be more exact, the first and only Social Neural Network and let me explain why. It includes the DSA direct sales industry and its associated companies.
MarketHive is built for the little guy and gal, small business and entrepreneurs. Incorporating the ability to build dynamic symbiotic sales and marketing teams, we call a Social Neural Network; we have also incorporated into this innovative platform, turnkey portals within the back office infrastructure for the super majority of the DSA market top companies.
So the short story is we have melded together a dynamic solution for DSA companies to work with, empowering their distributors within the back office of MarketHive, with all the most advanced marketing systems and technologies.

Opened for business
http://markethive.com

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MarketHive has launched the first fully outfitted advanced Inbound Marketing system

MarketHive has launched the first fully outfitted advanced Inbound Marketing system integrated with the new Social Neural Network technology. It is 100% free to subscribe too and no up charges, ever. It funds itself from advertising, soft, subtle advertising too. Get ready to discover what 20 years of experience of online automated marketing development can produce, what 2 years of from scratch development and $400,000 in investment can produce.

BTW: Our new Alpha affiliate program plans on sharing that ad revenue with you.

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MarketHive opens to new subscribers January 15. Become an Alpha Founder now!

MarketHive opened to new subscribers. Become an Alpha Founder now!

MarketHive is a hybrid mixture of a full suite of inbound marketing tools

and a dynamic integrated social network designed for entrepreneurs.

Since 1996, I have been building and developing inbound marketing systems. Inbound Marketing has become the most effective marketing method for doing business online. Instead of the old outbound marketing methods of developing traditional “come do business with us and here is why hype” type ads, sending fear of loss and hard pitched ads via email lists, paying for disconnected non responsive leads, subscribing to lead development systems that produce names, emails and phone numbers to people who really don’t know you or care to talk to you, MarketHive inbound marketing focuses on creating quality results, via quality content and systems that pulls people toward your company and product, where they naturally want to be and want to do business with you. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and engage over time.

Teaching, sharing, educating, revealing, collaborating, with the world is at the core of the MarketHive inbound marketing matrix. By creating content, offering beneficial wisdom, and delivering stability with integrity in the method and the message, you will find yourself attracting your dream customers. MarketHive’s inbound marketing systems attract qualified prospects to your business and keep them coming back for a life time.

From the outside in, build a Social Neural Network by attracting cognitive leads. MarketHive offers the most comprehensive suite of inbound marketing tools far superior and much more inclusive than anywhere else (at any price), and all of this for free (A $3000+ per month value).

You have the option to offer this service, as an advertising upgrade, to build a huge cognitive lead database. Let me explain.

Traditional lead development (the life blood of any company or venture) produces a disconnected lead database, where as a simple process by either buying leads, or subscribing to a lead system requires an additional process of calling or connecting with that lead, who may recall subscribing to some news report, video presentation, requesting more information in that regard, etc. (the long honored traditional lead type process). But the moment you vary from that message, 99% of the time, the lead is alienated by your message, has no connection to you, other than they vaguely recall giving you a name, email and maybe phone number. The result is a clear rejection of any further attempt to do business.

In contrast to this traditional option to building leads is the MarketHive inbound marketing alternative to build a cognitive lead database. By attracting likeminded, interactive respondents that not only are seeking what you offer, but are instantly integrated into your social neural network, plugged into your group(s) and also are set up to receive your automated messages as well as your published and current messages from your platform. This type of lead is what we call Cognitive Lead production.

So what is a Cognitive Lead? Dissecting the term, Cognitive means (relating to, or being conscious intellectual activity as thinking, reasoning, remembering, imagining, or learning) A lead in the traditional sense, is someone we have contact information on that we want to do something, buy, respond, engage or act according to our agenda.

The cognitive lead is a person who has elected to join you through your MarketHive system, that is attracted to your offer, the system, becomes integrated within your social neural network, is able to respond within your network to your stimuli as well as others stimuli in your network and in turn offer and cause stimuli, integrate in the greater cause of the network. This makes for a lead system that has never been accomplished before.

Case study number 1: Emailing a sales letter to 25 million recipients. The typical results of sending a series of emails to a list of 25 million promoting an mlm offer is dismal at best, even with a strong active emailing list. Say you get 500 to sign up. Sounds good right? Let’s do the math. That is .0002% which is a statistical ZERO. Now imagine sending a series of emails to that same database offering a free for life inbound marketing system worth $3000 per month. Even if only 5% respond and sign up, that is 1.24 million subscribers. These will also become Cognitive Leads as part of your Social Neural Network and overtime will become your huge responsive sphere of influence for the rest of your life.

Case study number 2: This is a common sense exercise. But bear with me as it makes total sense. You create a Facebook advertisement to drive prospects to your capture page to promote an opportunity to sell a popular and branded facial product to build your distributorship business. You get a reach of 20,000 for $200 per week and receive around 300 prospects (.02%) signing up into the lead capture page. You still need to email them auto responders pitching the deal and make attempts to call them up on the phone. Out of the campaign of 30 days, you accomplish 1200 signups in your capture page, manage to talk to 100 of them from that 100 you recruit 3 people into your business. You are pretty proud of yourself. You spent $800 for 3 distributors that purchased $500 to come into your deal and you received a $500 bonus for doing so. You know that the odds are 2 of that 3 will be gone within 3 months, but by then you have managed to make a few hundred in profit, so you justify the same process month after month.

Now let’s shift the campaign to attract entrepreneurs by advertising MarketHive in place of the capture page. Same reach of 20,000 per week for $200. But instead of the small percentage of candidates signing up, let’s assume we get 20% of the reach (4,000) to join MarketHive through our Alpha program, thereby, they are integrated into the MarketHive system with a portfolio of valuable inbound marketing tools and connected to you through the various social neural network functions of the system. These entrepreneurs are now returning and staying within your sphere of influence as you offer assistance to integrate them into the platform and slowly building friendships and exposing them to your primary business. People like to do business with people they know and trust. This does make sense right?

Summary: When you develop a proprietary suite of advanced, effective inbound marketing tools, and integrate the entire system into a FaceBook like social network and interface, you have the world’s first entrepreneur business person’s social network. Then offer the entire system for free to the entire worldwide market of entrepreneurs. That includes, small businesses, local businesses, regional businesses, global businesses, cottage industries, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, affiliate marketers, software innovators, musicians, churches, political platforms, political candidates, distributors, network marketers, innovators, and dreamers!

Leading up to the opening day, we are holding live meetings almost everyday. Check the calendar below for the times. We are offering forward looking savvy entrepreneurs to sign up prior to the opening day. Find out why you want to know about this. Do not wait!



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Tearing Apart the Very Fabric of the Minds of Marketers

Customer Centric means we are all about serving you as our customer!

If being a Distributor and seeking success via MLM is not your perfect scenario, listen carefully.

Come check out the Alpha founder promotion at MarketHive. I built this opportunity with you in mind. It is limited, because, frankly, it isn’t MLM. What it is, is a real company with real unique innovative services and I am offering you a Limited Partnerships for a small investment, that promises a residual income for the rest of your life.
What is it? It is the most advanced inbound marketing system (old think: automated marketing) on the planet. It would go for $3000 per month (there are other system similar that do) but the big difference is it is very familiar to Facebook in the way it navigates, looks and feels.

So, MarketHive is the state of the art marketing and social network integrated 100% free. And when we say tools, we mean “real” tolls, like a Blog platform, autoresponder email system, broadcasting platform, capture page technology, unbelievable techy stuff only Thomas Prendergast is famous for.

But wait, we are also launching an affiliate program on top of it. So what that means is a double dip for the founders and a life time residual income building your sphere of influence, attracting real customers, with state of the art technology, that frankly not only levels the battle field but gives you a huge portfolio of force multipliers.
Definition:
A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence “multiplies”) the effectiveness of an item or group. Some common force multipliers are: Morale. Technology. Geographical features
It is free, will make you residual income for life, no need to recruit anyone ever, totally without the MLM stigma.You need to attend one of our webinars and sooner than later because there is a very limited amount of LTD partnerships available #markethiveCome to our web conferences, and join our Fan Page at

http://facebook.com/markethiveThe MarketHive doors are open. Opportunities are available right now but they are going fast!

MarketHive plowing the field with innovative Social Neural Network Inbound Marketing Platform

Markethive is launched.
This was a 2 year development project funded by $400,000 of investment capital and built from over 20 years experience by the founders of Automated Marketing, state of the art engineering and a Divine Vision.

We are about to launch an aggressive campaign to grow by sharing the ad revenues through our Alpha Program as we give away the most powerful, most expensive, Inbound Marketing system ever built on the Internet! You want to be part of this historical event!

MarketHive Web Conferences
Meetings every week. Check the calendar:



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The coming Alpha Program

Markethive is about to launch it’s affiliate program to enhance the dynamic Inbound Marketing suite of Force Multiplier tools in the Markethive arsenal.
Do not miss this opportunity to be part of the biggest event to occur in regards to Internet Marketing. This is a 2 year project funded by $400,000 of investment capital and built from over 20 years experience by the founders of Automated Marketing, state of the art engineering and divine inspiration.
We are about to give away the most powerful, most expensive, Inbound Marketing system ever built on the Internet!
We are adding to that a pay back affiliate program to enhance this offer. Being advertising revenue generated, like the other big Social Networks, means a fortune of advanced unique Force multiplying tools worth $3000 per month or more are being made totally free and we are offering to share that revenue via the affiliate program.
Ever hear of being Customer Centric? This is the new buzz word coming from MarketHive!
MarketHive Web Conferences (check the following):
MH back office conference link
http://markethive.com
Official Facebook Page
Official public Blog
Current Direct Conference Room Access

Don't Miss The Blab Boat

Don’t Miss The Blab Boat!
 
Excuse me but there’s something HUGE happening in social media lately and I worry that we’re missing it. I’m talkipng about blab.im.
 
Check out this picture and ask yourself, “If I had something like this going for my brand, how could it possibly hurt anything?”
 
 
 
 Friends… I’m not bragging because actually this has been a lot of fun. Blab.im, which I’ve been harping about a lot, really is fun and if you haven’t staked out a free account (the only kind they have!) over there you’re crazy. 
 
I bought that domain name, MLMTalkLive.com and I’ve actually got more responses from MLM people in my Twitter account and in my gMail than I can handle (keeping in mind that I’m definately not a Twitter power user). The point is that there is so much FREE POWER in blab.im for making connections with like-minded MLM entrepreneurs that it’s just mind-boggling.
 
I did my very first blab probably the second day after I learned about Blab. I didn’t need any instructions because it’s that intuitive (although the whole community over there is very helpful and supportive). That’s lucky of course because there aren’t any instructions at this point…but it’s still not a big deal.
 
Anyway…. we’ve supposedly got something unique here in Market Hive too, don’t we?
 
So what are YOU doing to promote it?
 
IMHO, if you think that ‘the tools’ are going to do it all for you, I think that’s a big mistake. It might work in someways but I’ll guarantee you that somebody who uses the same tools but sticks their ‘brand’ onto hot new platforms, like blab, that tons of people are getting interest in….who do you think is going to get ahead faster?
 
There’s only a slight difference between pitching a new idea and sharing a new idea. Most people are very sensitive about being ‘pitched’ to but they’re much more amenable to being ‘shared’ with. The difference is the fact that in one situation (pitching) you usually don’t know the other person very well. Whereas, with sharing, there’s already a relationship there.
 
It seems to me that blab is an uber-cool way to build a reputation… a relationship which will facilitate you/me/us sharing MarketHive with the people who need it. And if we don’t find a proactive way to start sharing MarketHive…I personally don’t think the business is going to just miraculously come to us on its own because we’re so ‘innovative’. 
 
Every one of those four interviews (i.e. blabs) that you see listed on that picture, which you’ll also see here, are interviews and connection and possible future Market Hivers, simply by attending a few blabs and being observant of the data options that the system provides.
 
Blab is very heavy on using Twitter handles and that person’s bio, on Twitter, also includes what they’re ‘into’. Lots of them are into MLM. Of course there’s other uses for MarketHive but obviously MLMers are the most obvious niche for us right now.
 
Alll I did to get those interviews is send them a note, via Twitter, saying “Hey, I see you’re in X company. Would you like to do a blab with me to talk about what’s hot over there right now?’
 
In the case of Elias Callejo, I still have no idea what MLM he’s in although I think he’s a heavy-hitter.
 
The travel writer lady, Kristy, I just saw ‘travel-writer’ in her Twitter profile as a follower on somebody else’s Twitter profile. I know something about travel-writing myself and I knew that most MLMers have a conscious ‘fear-of-writing’ so I contacted her and said, “Hey, would you be interested in doing a blab with me, for MLMers, about how and why they should learn the basics of writing?’
 
Her answer was affirmative.
 
The Plexus lady (a weight loss product)… I’m sure she just wanted some publicity.
 
The Twitter lady, Madalyn, I met her on a blab she was doing and just texted her and invited her to come on my blab. She couldn’t come on at the normal time I’ve been using, 1000 hrs, but we worked it out to do her on Friday at 1400hrs. It was easy.
 
And don’t forget that if you host a blab, you receive both the MP4 file, which you can turn into a podcast and you get the full video file. I haven’t learned how to embed the player yet (it seems to be an ‘iframe’ format) but eventually I will. For now, the straight link works fine.
 
And I’d also like to remind you that the strategy of building a reputation as an expert simply by talking to experts (even if you’re not, is as old as the hills. People tend to judge you by the people they see/hear you associating with.
 
And that also not to mention the likelihood that some of the people I’m talking to will remember me if I at treat them right. How friggin’ hard is that?? 
 
You think they won’t pay attention to me, at some point in the future, when I say something to them about Valentus and/or MarketHive??
 
You better believe it!
 
At this point, I really would appreciate some support over there for the blabs I’m doing. And I’ll support you too when you do yours. We’ve got the potential here to literally take that platform over if we really wanted to.
 
We could do it a lot quicker if we worked together and it’s certainly in our best interest (in addition to being a LOT of fun!). They’re new and unique and so are we. I I think blab.im could be a perfect vehicle for us to match velocity and cruise forward more effortlessly with.
 
And we could start today on my blab at noon (CST) with Elias. He’s probably a very influential guy and if he saw the uniqueness of MarketHive I think it would certainly help our cause.
 
It really comes down to what kind of ‘big picture’ we see, 
 
Regards,
Art 
 

http://prendergast.net/?page=0#post_ Don't Miss The Blab Boat

Google Adjusts Algorithms!

Social MedaiGoogle will always be adjusting its algorithms!

That action is as predictable as buying fresh bread tomorrow. Nobody knows when Google updates happen, except Google. Everybody is on board though trying to grab whatever piece of return they can from Google Organic results. Hey, it’s free, what else do you want?

If you are a business owner who has jumped into the online waters, I’m sure that you are frustrated as hell hearing a million ideas and million methods from a million people. And you also know that there’s no such thing as “free advertising” in our world, at least not yet. So until then, you might want to keep on reading.

“The secret to SEO” This is a boring title basically because of the fact that it sounds like a generic get rich theme that we, all of us who own sites on the Internet are subject to on a daily basis. So calling all business owners and work from homers must listen up.

THERE’S NO SECRET TO SEO. It’s very basic and I’m sure you have read this in a lot of places; it’s content. But many sources fail to mention that it has to be relevant content. I tell each of my clients the same thing and it has 4 major clauses; 

1-            Original Fresh Content

2-            Popularity of your site

3-            Maintenance

4-            Existence

 Original and Fresh Content is not as easy as it sounds. We are talking about unique information that will move people to your site. See, the problem with many companies showing up on the top page today is that their pages are optimized for Google with a combination of nonsense sentences and keywords. So, my approach is, why not build a website that actually is optimized for humans?

When you do this, you are automatically taking care of the optimization for Google. Come on people, we all know that Google has game and they’re increasing their technology every day finding ways to get rid of this “optimization” deal. Google is always on the side of the users and never the advertisers keep that in mind.

Guess what, once you have original and fresh content, people are going to want to visit your site and link to your site. Hey, we just took care of Popularity as well. I’m not saying you do not have to work on the link exchange thing but promise me that it will be minimal. Also you want to stay away from link farms, link exchange offers and paying for links.

So I hear that question, how else am I going to bring links to my site? The answer is content. Write articles, submit it to article sites. Prepare a PR, submit it to Prweb.com. Believe me; all these will bring links to your site. All you have to do is, mention your website at the end of these articles and make sure you link to your site with your advertised link text.

Now you are thinking, “That’s it; I have the content and the links, I’m the king of Google”. That would be wrong. Always remember that while you are doing content and popularity, there are a million competitors doing that and more. So you want to Maintain your content. You want to update it every week so every time Google spiders come to visit your site, they find new useful information. Keep up with daily life and updated news.

For example, if you sell farming supplies and the price of grain goes up, you should write an article and put it in your site. Also publish those articles on other articles sites. You can find these sites easily with a “article submit” search on Google.

And the last but not least would be Existence. I don’t want to get all philosophical on you but you have to have some type of existence online. Try to search for your company name on Google and see how many results you get; that’s your existence. You could also name this one “Brand Recognition”.

You want to increase that so when somebody searches for farming supplies, they must see your name. You can do this easily by writing articles and Press Releases on a weekly basis. The more you write, the more circulation you will get.

If you have a great piece of article or information, acquire a list of media outlets such as local and national newspapers, and fax it to them. They just might bite pick it up. Always remember to include your website at the end as a source and you might have yourself a million dollar makin’, traffic gettin’ website, Google top rankin’ website !!!

Brian-Walters-online

http://brian-walters-online.com/ Google Adjusts Algorithms!

7% … Words of Wisdom to Be Passed Along!

This from Mother Teresa:

What follows was written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.”

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It is never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Use your best china and finest silverware. Don’t save these things for special occasions. Today and every day is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Choose to be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

22. Your most important sex organ is your brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time “time”.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Know that growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all were to throw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come…

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

 
Its estimated 93% won’t forward or share this.

If you are one of the 7% who will, forward it with this in the title: “7%”.

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose.

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7 Networking Questions to Ask Yourself

I get together with a couple dozen other business owners for lunch every Tuesday here in Birmingham 
– Community Business Builders of Birmingham – is what we named the group several years ago when it started…
 
Networking Questions To Ask 
 
We have a 60 minute meeting over lunch and we keep the meeting very structured in order to be respectful of everybody’s time.
 
Every person has 60 seconds to introduce themselves and their business.
 
The we have a 5 minute education segment and then 2 of our members have 7 minutes to talk about their business in a little detail…
 
If there is any time left at the end of the meeting we encourage anyone with referrals from any other member to give a little gratitude/feedback.
  
It’s a very “fast” hour so we constantly encourage members to have “one on one” meetings during the week. In other words get together for Coffee or lunch and get more in depth about what we do business wise and what kind of referrals are good for each other. I love it…
 
Today’s business education segment was handled by Joe Simons.
 
Joe is an architect who is focused on “building with integrity”. It’s his branding motto. Although he’s capable and proficient with just about any architectural work Joe especially works with a lot of churches.
 
It’s not just about drawing a plan for a building with an architect like Joe, it’s about guiding his clients through the “mine fields” of government red tape that can cost a client a lot of extra time/money.
 
Joe gets most of his business by networking so it was no surprise to me when his educational topic was “Questions to ask an influential leader”. Joe related how he had used this exact list of questions when he had lunch with a mayor of a New Mexico city recently…
 
Joe was quick to credit John Maxwell with 7 questions Joe likes to ask “Influential Leaders” but it occurred to me the list works well with anybody you or I are talking to (in person or over the phone) so I thought I’d share it.
 
Next time you are talking to someone and establishing “rapport” here are some questions that may help you help them help you & them…
 
  1. What is the greatest lesson you have learned?
  2. What are you focused on learning right now?
  3. How has failure shaped your future?
  4. Who do you know that I should know? (my favorite)
  5. What have you read that you’d recommend I read?
  6. What have you done that you’d recommend I do?
  7. How can I add some value to what you do?
 
That’s an easy 7 to jot down and try the next time you are meeting with someone. Let me know how it works for you if you do use them – that would be a great future post.
 
Steven Hodgkiss

http://marketingcampaign.info/ 7 Networking Questions to Ask Yourself