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12.5 PLR Tips from the Pros

The Good, The Bad and the Super Profitable

Believe it or not, in online marketing the pros (and we’re defining “pro” as six figures of annual income) use PLR all the time. They just don’t advertise it. (Would you?)

12.5 PLR Tips from the Pros

Private Label Rights (PLR) is content you can use as you own. You can use it just as it is or modify it. And you get to claim authorship – hence, the name ‘private’ label rights.

You’re already familiar with the “bad,” and that refers to the quality of some PLR. Obviously, it pays to buy well researched, well written PLR products. If you have to completely re-write the content, then you might as well have created it from scratch.

The good news is, most PLR these days is a higher quality than what we saw in the past. We can thank low sales of lousy PLR for this. Makers of PLR want to make sales, and they realized that the junk just wasn’t selling well – or worse yet, it sold well and then refunded like crazy.

Which brings up a good point – always check to see if there is a guarantee on PLR before you buy it. If the quality turns out to be lousy, you should be able to get a refund.

If there is no guarantee, then ask to see a sample before you purchase. If it’s good quality, they won’t mind showing you a few pages.

Now then, you already know you can repurpose PLR most any way you want (check your license) but what are some specific ideas for using PLR to grow your business and make money without a lot of hassle?

1: Create a PLR Folder

Designate a special place, such as a folder or even an external drive, to hold all of your PLR. This way, when you need content in a hurry, you know exactly where to find it. This tip alone has saved me countless time and kept me from wasting my PLR.

Before I had a PLR folder, I would buy PLR, forget about it for a few days or weeks, and then when I wanted to use it, I would spend time hunting for it. Or I would completely forget about it until months later, when I would run across it and wonder what it was.

It also eliminates confusion and a possible lawsuit. Let’s say you buy PLR and you buy products to use yourself. If you get confused and accidently use a product as your own – thinking it’s PLR when it’s not – you could get a very nasty cease and desist letter or possibly even a lawsuit.

Bottom line: Keep ALL of your PLR in its own folder or drive.

2: Take Inventory, Sort and Use

When you get a PLR package, take stock of what’s inside. Decide how you will use each package or each piece inside a package.

You are basically sorting your PLR into the following groups:

A: Premium – this is the PLR you’re going to sell. For example, you might sell an ebook as an initial offer, and the audio version as an upsell.

B: Lead Generation – as the name implies, this is content you use to generate leads.

For example, you have an article on traffic generation on your blog. Alongside that article, you place an offer for a free ebook on your best traffic generation tips in exchange for their email address. This lead magnet / freebie / free report is actually created from PLR, saving you time.

Imagine if you make a custom lead magnet for each blogpost or article you place on your site. If they’re made from PLR, it won’t take you much time.

What’s the benefit to having all these different offers? Higher conversion rates.

If you offer every visitor the exact same lead magnet for joining your list, only those interested in that one particular topic will join your list. But if you offer a wide variety of lead magnets – each one tailored to the blogpost the visitor is reading – your email sign-up rate will improve dramatically.

You’re no longer offering “one size fits all.” Instead, you’re custom tailoring your lead magnets to your readers, based on their interest.

Obviously, if you did all of this by hand, it would take a great deal of time. But if you make your lead magnets from PLR, it won’t take much time at all and you’ll grow your email list that much faster.

C: Web Content – To get your name out there, you need to publish daily to Facebook, Instagram, your blog, Youtube and so forth. This is a lot of content to create.

But if you can use PLR for at least some of it, you’ll save a great deal of time and effort.

D: Bonuses – If you’re selling products – your own products or affiliate products – you might use PLR to create bonuses to make more sales.

And if you’re a coach, you might offer products made from PLR as bonuses or auxiliary material to your coaching services.

3: Add Pictures

This is so easy, yet most marketers never think to do it. Let’s say you purchase a license to a 5,000 word ebook. It might be about 25-30 pages long, give or take.

Let’s say you add one to two pictures per page – you’ve likely doubled the size of your book.

But more than that, you’ve made it into a much more entertaining read. Assuming you chose your pictures carefully to go with the accompanying text, readers are now much more likely to read the entire book. The pictures help to move them from one page to the next… plus each page has far less text, making it an easier read.

Yes, I know it’s the same amount of words, but breaking the content up with great pictures or graphics really does make it more interesting and fun for the consumer.

Why is this important? You want your prospects and customers to CONSUME your information. When they actually USE it, three things happen:

They remember you, making it much more likely they will buy again in the future.

They learn from the information, enabling them to put what they’ve learned to use and make a difference in their lives. This makes it (again) more likely they will continue to be your customer in the future.

They are less likely to refund. Because they are enjoying your content MORE and actually USING it and hopefully benefiting from it, they are less likely to ask for a refund.

And you get all of these benefits simply from adding some well-chosen pictures.

4: Record the Information

If you’ve purchased rights to written content, consider making an audio recording of the content. This way you can offer the audio version as a product upsell.

Some people like to read, but others like to listen to things as they drive to and from work, exercise and so forth. By offering an audio version, you’re making your customers happy and making more money, too.

You can record this audio version yourself or hire someone to make the recording for you. Of course, if your PLR comes with an audio version already, it is perfectly fine to offer that version as your upsell.

Some marketers think they have to rerecord it in their own voice, but that’s not true. Your customers generally won’t care that it’s not you doing the recording.

If you’re worried about it, tell them that a friend recorded for you, or that you hired a professional to do the audio.

5: Blog Posting with Far Less Work

Use PLR to add new posts to your blog. Ideally, you’d write your own posts. But if you don’t have the time, it’s far better to use PLR than to have a blog that looks dead.

Here’s a tip for using PLR in your blogs: Add your own introduction to each blogpost, to make it more your own. While it might have taken you 1 to 3 hours to research and write a blogpost from scratch, simply writing your own introduction will likely take just a few minutes.

At a loss for what to write in your intro? Simply tell your own personal (and related) story that introduces the post. Everyone loves a good story, and people are much more likely to read your post if it begins with an engaging tale.

Also, you can schedule your blogposts ahead of time, scheduling them to appear each day or each week. In fact, your virtual assistant can do this for you.

6: Add Modules Within Larger Training Courses

Are you building higher ticket courses, live events and so forth? Or do you do coaching? You might want to use PLR to build certain chapters, modules or aspects of your course.

For example, if you have 10 modules to your course, some of those modules might be done with PLR.

A friend of mine is creating a course as I write this. One of his modules is on how to use AdWords, but he’s not an AdWords expert. So, what he did was search for the best and most up to date PLR course available that covered AdWords, and he bought the rights to give it to his students.

And he didn’t even pass it off as his own. Instead, he’s telling his students that he’s not an expert, which is why he bought the rights for them to be able to have the course.

I think his students are going to love this, since it’s a much more thorough training than he could give on the topic.

7: Creating and Updating Membership Sites

Would you like to make a sale once and get paid over and over again?

Start a membership site, and then keep your members happy with plenty of valuable, useable content.

The problem with this model, of course, is the continual need for more content.

But if you’re using high quality PLR, the problem practically takes care of itself.

You can even schedule content ahead of time and let it drip feed on a daily or weekly basis.

8: Establish Trust with Easy Videos

You’ve heard that people do business with people they know, like and trust. But how do you establish trust with your subscribers?

One way to is create short, simple videos they can watch online. Take a PLR article that contains some great info – for example, “3 easy ways to do ___”

Extract some bullet points or phrases from the article and make them into a slide deck.

Make a video reading the article and showing the appropriate slides as you go through.

For example, your slides might be:

  • Title
  • Tip #1
  • Tip #2
  • Tip #3
  • Conclusion

When you’re introducing the article, you show the “title” slide. When you’re talking about the first tip, you show that slide and so forth.

Once you’ve done this, create a short introductory type of video using your smartphone for “personal branding.” Simply introduce what the video is about and the benefit the viewer gets from watching. Add this intro to the beginning of your video.

Why go to the trouble of doing all this? Because then people get to SEE you. They get to HEAR you. And you’re delivering great content – content they can USE to get a RESULT.

If you do this correctly, they’re thinking… “If this is what s/he gives away for FREE, what’s in their paid products? They must be fantastic!”

They’re also getting to know you, at least a little bit. And you become memorable to them.

Imagine 10 different marketers are vying for the attention of the same customers through email.

ONE of those 10 marketers shows up in videos a couple of times a week with really helpful information. The subscribers get to see and hear this person.

The other 9 just send emails.

Who becomes the memorable, trusted authority? The one making and sharing the videos, of course.

And whose emails get opened and read the most often? Again, the one who’s making the videos.

You can publish these videos on your blog, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and so forth. People are going to associate your name and face with this great information, yet it only took you a few minutes to do this, thanks to using PLR.

This builds trust with prospects, regardless of whether you are selling products or services. For example, imagine if you’re selling coaching. Maybe this coaching costs $200 a month, or maybe it costs $2,000 a month. In either case you need to establish trust before you can make the sale.

So, here’s Mary, and Mary doesn’t know you at all. When you try to sell her on your $2,000 coaching, do you think Mary will jump at the chance to give you her money? Not likely.

But what if Mary had seen a couple dozen of your videos? What if something on 3 or 4 of those videos really struck her and stuck with her – things she could apply in her life?

You get on an introductory call with her, and she says, “I feel like I already know you, because I’ve watched so many of your videos.”

Do you think you can sell some coaching to Mary now? You bet you can.

9: Create Authority Posts

Most blogposts tend to be fairly short, such as “3 Tips to Accomplish XYZ.”

But sometimes, you find a blogpost that is so in depth and comprehensive, it takes you by surprise and makes you wonder how it can even be free. That’s what you’re going for here, by creating an authority blogpost.

Typically, writing an authority post can take days of research, writing and editing. But if you use PLR, you can do it in less than an hour. Here’s how:

Start with a core theme that includes multiple topics, and use PLR articles or ebooks to cover the content.

For example, if your core theme is how to drive traffic, then you might gather together every piece of PLR you can find on all the various methods of driving traffic and consolidate it into one big post.

Then create multiple content formats – adding audio and even video. Try to cover every facet of your topic.

If you’re using articles, you’ll need to write transitions and do some light editing to make it all flow into one big blogpost.

Or you can simply have your authority post divided into sections, with each section being another facet of your main topic, and also another PLR article.

10: Make Your Subscribers Intensely Loyal

Imagine if your subscribers are LOOKING for YOUR emails – and if they don’t receive an email, or they fall off your list, they are emailing YOU to get back on your list.

Here’s how to do it:

Create a page each week where you give away something for free. It needs to be directly related to your niche, of course. And it needs to have some value. It could be a tip sheet, some insider information, a PDF, etc. It’s really going to depend on your niche.

Each week that you do this, create a new URL for the page. This way people MUST be subscribed to your list to find the page, and they must open your email every week to get the link.

Never use the same URL twice. And only leave each freebie up for 7 days before taking it down. This way someone can’t subscribe and then decide to pick up all the freebies two months down the road. They must open your emails to get the link.

To get your subscribers opening most every email you send to them, send out the freebie email on different days of the week so they never know which email it is.

This way they have to open and read them all to find the freebie.

Yes, it’s sneaky, and you may or may not want to do this. But if you use humor and let them know exactly why they never know which day it’s going to arrive, your subscribers will go along with the game. In fact, this game of hide and seek or find the Easter egg can make your subscribers’ day.

You can also ‘hide’ the links deep inside your emails, such as in the middle, near the end or in the P.S. Again, change it up so they never know.

This is one of the most effective ways I’ve seen to get people opening and reading your emails. It’s like a treasure hunt, and everyone can win once a week – or more often, if you sometimes post freebies twice a week.

It probably goes without saying but use PLR to create your freebies. After all, who has time to create them by hand?

11: Sell More Affiliate Products

This one is so simple, and yet it can be crazy effective. When you’re promoting an affiliate product, put together some bonuses created from PLR for everyone who purchases from your affiliate link.

This can not only help you make more sales, but also help you to win affiliate contests, too.

And you can use bonuses made from PLR to promote your own products, too.

12: Make an Autoresponder Series

You should be emailing your list either every day, or at least 5 to 6 days a week. But who has time to write 300+ emails every year?

Thank goodness for PLR. You pull out some great articles, news and so forth and you fashion the material into an autoresponder series. Or you choose an ebook and break it down into bite-sized pieces.

At the end of each email, make a product recommendation that makes sense for the email’s content. For example, you’re doing a series on marketing with social media, and you recommend a product on – you guessed it – marketing with social media.

Or you’re doing a series on how to be more confident and assertive, and you offer a product that teaches the same thing, only more in-depth.

Your emails don’t need to be long, they just need to deliver value. That value could be a piece of news, a method for getting a result, or even something that entertains.

Just make sure it’s on topics your readers what to hear about, and don’t forget to throw in your product recommendations.

Using PLR, you can create 365 autoresponder emails in just a few days and then be done with it.

12.5: Create Your Own Free or Paid Newsletter

I know plenty of people who earn a recurring income with a small monthly newsletter. And some of these folks don’t even write their own newsletters – they use PLR.

Imagine having a few hundred subscribers each paying you $10 a month for an electronically delivered newsletter that you can put together in one afternoon. Not a bad deal at all.

You choose the PLR content you want in your newsletter. Maybe change headlines, write short introductions or personalize it as you see fit.

Get a graphic artist (Fiverr is a great place to find one) who can turn your content into a colorful PDF with pictures, graphics and a great cover.

Offer subscribers a free version, upsell them to the paid version, and then rinse and repeat. Each month you get new subscribers and you put out a new newsletter. If you price your newsletter competitively and you provide great information, people will stick with you for months.

There’s something about a low price point that makes people not bother to unsubscribe, even if they forget to read your newsletter.

I once promoted a newsletter for a fairly famous marketer. It was only $10 a month, and I made a bunch of sales. The weird thing was, he stopped writing the newsletter, but he kept on billing people.

I expected to see everyone cancel, but some of them hung on for months before they finally did. I don’t know if that would happen today, but the point is that if you’re not charging a fortune, people will stick with you for months.

And if they love your stuff, they’ll stick with you for years. I’ve subscribed to the same newsletter for about 10 years now. It’s priced at $9.99 a month, and it’s about 8 pages of great content.

And that’s key – choose your best PLR for all of your paid content, whether it’s products or newsletters or whatever. Your customers will never know you didn’t write it yourself.

Hopefully you found some PLR ideas here that you hadn’t seen before.

There is some fantastic PLR being offered these days.

And when you know what you’re doing, you can use it to gain subscribers and make money quickly and easily, with very little work.

Deathly Painkillers

I wanted to share some disturbing facts about prescription painkillers according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

The year 2012 saw 259 million prescriptions written for painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills. The leading cause of death in the United States is a drug overdose, with 47,055 occurring in 2014. Half of these are from legal, prescription painkillers. The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths shows roughly 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016.

While legally prescribed by physicians, painkillers are far from safe. Even when taken as prescribed, long-term side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle spasms can occur. Those with chronic pain are urged to find safer, alternative sources of pain relief when possible. The following 5 natural painkillers have been shown to be safe and effective in treating the chronic pain that is negatively affecting your quality of life.

1. Spicy Foods

There is not only heat but a bit of irony in spicy foods. If you’ve ever taken a big bite of wasabi or cayenne, you know that there can be pain involved with high levels of spice. Here’s where the irony comes in, these hot foods, though painful to your mouth, can actually act as natural painkillers for other regions of the body.

Cayenne pepper, for instance, can help alleviate post-operative pain, including pain relief after a mastectomy or amputation. Cayenne pepper is also highly-effective at killing candida, a common fungal strain linked to joint pain. The capsaicin found in cayenne, which gives it its heat, can help treat muscle tension and even skin infections, which is why you’ll find this ingredient in natural painkilling creams.

Wasabi, another incredibly spicy food, is being studied by scientists because of the isothiocyanates it contains. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco recently discovery that isothiocyanates may block a key inflammation receptor, making it a potentially important natural painkiller.

2. Pain-Relieving Oils

Various essential oils have been found effective in treating pain naturally and safely. For instance, Evening Primrose oil, which is naturally high in the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, is becoming a popular natural pain remedy in treating the painful symptoms of PMS. Arnica oil is commonly used topically to alleviate inflammatory pain associated with bug bites, bruises, and even arthritis flare-ups. Arnica oil is often used to effectively treat the pain and stiffness of carpal tunnel syndrome.

It’s not only prescription painkillers that come with nasty and potentially dangerous side effects, over the counter painkillers like Tylenol and Advil have also been shown to come with long-term side effects. Much safer alternative painkillers for muscle pain and headache relief are lavender and peppermint oils.
Peppermint oil improves circulation while lavender oil reduces muscle tension – two of the quickest ways to stop a headache in its tracks.

3. Epsom Salt

At some point in your life, your mother probably told you to soak in a warm Epsom bath. She knew what she was talking about. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium, which is a natural painkiller for joint pain and muscle soreness.

4. Self-Myofascial Release

Often when we get a massage, it feels good and painful at the same time. In order to get those knots out, the masseuse must really work on them to help your muscles release. Thanks to foam roller exercises, which are a kind of self-myofascial release, we can work on our own muscle tension to naturally relieve pain without the need for a pill.

5. Bone Broth

Back in your grandmother’s day, people didn’t like to waste any part of an animal being consumed for food. This is why bone broth was a staple in most people’s diets. Made of bones, marrow, skin, feet, tendons, and ligaments, this old-fashioned stock provided a big dose of collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that is mostly missing from our modern diet.

Bone broth contains important minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur, as well as chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Bone broth’s gelatin content allows it to provide a soft cushion to help bones glide without friction. This is what makes it such a potent (and delicious) painkiller.

Thyme is a herb with tiny fragrant leaves, used in cooking to enhance the flavors of many foods. Research suggests that compounds in thyme may interfere with the perception of pain, although researchers are not yet entirely sure how the plant accomplishes this. In the lab, thyme was as effective as the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone in reducing pain perception in mice. While investigations continue, try adding thyme to flavor stews, sauces, and other dishes.

Ginger is basically a wonder root. It combats nausea and motion sickness and fights off pain with its anti-inflammatory properties. Some especially great news for the ladies: one study showed that ginger (specifically in the form of a 250g or 500g capsule of powdered ginger) was as effective as ibuprofen in relieving menstrual pain! Plus, ginger can be ingested a variety of ways, from supplements to tea and cookies to stir fry

Tart Cherries
Turns out tart cherries are good for more than causing a pucker face. Studies have found that they can help treat gout (a painful form of arthritis that causes swollen, hot red joints caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood). But it’s not just for gout – athletes can benefit too. In one study, those who drank tart cherry juice for seven days prior to an intense running event showed reduced muscle pain after the race. Drink up!

Treating life’s pain with the foods you eat, essential oils, or foam rolling can go a long way toward helping you feel better without risking dangerous side effects, addiction, and even death. The next time you feel an ache or pain, try one of these natural alternatives before reaching for pharmaceutical drugs!

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5 Key Stretches For Hip Mobility

Modern man is entirely focused, if not somewhat obsessed, about being mobile. We connect with friends, check email, play games, and upload to our social media accounts right from our mobile phone. We can conduct entire businesses from a laptop, and bring that business with us wherever we go, so long as there’s an Internet connection.

At this point in history, we are so dependent on the mobile devices that we go through great measures to make sure nothing ever happens to them. And, should our laptop or smartphone break, we get them fixed immediately, or get new ones.

If Only We Gave As Much Thought And Effort To Joint Mobility.

While many people don’t think twice about spending two or more hours a day playing games or watching videos on their phone, these same people find spending a half hour each day exercising too much of a commitment. Ignoring our physical fitness is all too easy to do. And then one day, we wake up and notice our joints ache and we can’t walk up a flight of stairs without experiencing pain. That’s when we begin to realize just how important joint health is to a good quality of life.

Our hips, in particular, are involved in so many of the basic movements of life: climbing stairs, bending, squatting, walking, and sitting. One of the most important things we can do for our health and quality of life is to maintain maximum hip mobility.

Stop Sitting So Much

Before I get into the specific stretches that you should do to keep your hips flexible, let’s start by discussing what you should do less of: sitting.

Most of us sit far too much. We sit when we drive, work, and watch TV. While it may seem comfortable at the time, sitting negatively impacts our hip mobility by weakening our glutes and hip flexors. Your hip flexors are key in the activation of your hips, and when they weaken, your lower back is forced to take over their job. And your lower back isn’t happy about this. Its job is primarily to support and stabilize your body, but it actually wasn’t designed for a ton of activity. And so the vicious cycle begins, where one body part picks up the slack for another weakened body part, and by doing so becomes weakened itself, and on and on.

The truth is, our hips are designed to generate a lot of power, so it’s incredibly important to maintain them. Stretching improves your hip flexibility and strength, which in turn improves your relationship with the rest of your body. When your hips are pain-free and work properly, movement becomes easy and life becomes better. Whether you’re an athlete who wants to optimize their performance or a grandparent who’d like to chase their grandkids around the backyard without pain, the following 5 stretches will help you loosen those tight muscles and regain some lost flexibility and mobility.

Stretch #1

This stretch is often called the butterfly stretch.

Making sure both feet are flexed, sit cross-legged with the soles of your feet pressed against one another.
Gently pull your sitz bones back into position and lengthen your spine. You may be thinking, what the heck is the sitz bones? They are sometimes referred to as sitting bones, and they are two of the major bones that make up the pelvis. They are part of the pelvis that takes our weight when we sit. They are also the point of origin for our inner thigh muscles and hamstrings.
Now, gently lean forward into the stretch over your folded legs and slowly pull yourself down and out. Hold this position for a count of 15 seconds.

Stretch #2

This second stretch builds on the first. Instead of having your feet flexed and pressed against each other, you will stack your feet on top of one another – first right on left and then left on right.
You’ll notice this slight adjustment will give you a totally different sensation in a different part of your butt and thighs. Some people who find the first stretch too difficult may actually want to start with this adjusted version.

Stretch #3

Sit upright with one knee raised and bent in front of you.

Fold your other leg and place that foot on the upright part of your bent leg. Make sure your foot is flexed.
Adjust the position of this foot to lessen or increase the stretch, and when you find the position that feels good and not painful, press into the stretch a bit.
Repeat with the other leg.

Stretch #4

Again, in an upright sitting position, have one leg stretched out in front of you, and your other leg bent and pulled into your chest. Make sure your feet are both flexed.
Now “hug” your bent leg as close to your chest as you can.
Repeat with the other leg.

Stretch #5

Sitting upright with one leg straight out in front of you, bend your other leg and place that foot on top of your straight leg, flexing your foot.
Find a comfortable position, either sliding the fo of your bent leg toward your body or toward your knee. Once you find the most comfortable position, press your bent knee down just a little bit and lean forward into the stretch.
Repeat on the other leg.

Remember to breathe throughout all of these stretches and never force a stretch that doesn’t feel good. Also, it’s best to warm up before these stretches by hopping on a treadmill for 10 or 15 minutes or going for a walk around your block.

How To Maintain Healthy Relationships

By now we all know the pillars of good health: get plenty of rest and drink plenty of clean water. Make sure your diet consists mostly of organic fruits and vegetables and eliminate all refined sugars and processed foods. Don’t forget to exercise and never under any circumstances smoke. Oh, and drink alcohol only in moderation, and laugh a lot!!

Did I forget anything?

As a matter of fact, I did leave off one very important aspect of our overall well-being and that’s having a quality social life consisting of healthy relationships. The importance of surrounding yourself with people whose company you enjoy isn’t just some hippie, woo-woo theory, it is now backed by scientific studies of hundreds of thousands of people.

Researchers at Harvard studied the same 600+ people for 75 years and learned a lot about what determines a long and happy life. These studies are some of the longest-running regarding a person’s overall health and happiness.

It turns out much of what determines that is the quality of relationships in your life. People with good relationships simply live longer. If you’d like to live the longest and happiest life, then you need to have good platonic and romantic relationships. Here are some ways you can maintain a healthy relationship:

Make the Relationship a Priority
When we’re young, it’s easy to spend time with our friends. We see them on the bus, at school, and on the football field. As we age, it becomes harder and harder to spend quality time with friends. Adult responsibilities seem to take all of our time and attention.

Since you don’t have infinite hours in a day, you will need to prioritize your relationships. Who is an acquaintance and who is a true friend? Once you’ve prioritized, be sure to make time each week or month to enjoy your friend or significant other’s company. Show them how much they mean to you.

Always Be Honest
Many of us are surrounded by phony facades instead of genuine friendships. We have 300 Facebook friends, but how many real-life friends that we let know the real us? Relationships built on dishonesty fizzle over time. That’s why it’s always important, to be honest.

This means being honest about who you are, what you stand for, what you require in a friendship. The more honest you are with others, the more they feel they can be honest with you. This provides you with valuable feedback about yourself, your behavior and choices. A real friend tells it like it is. “Maybe you’re just feeling jealous because she got the promotion and you didn’t” … “Are you sure you want to order that? You’re trying to lose weight for the reunion.”

Watch What You Say
When you know someone well, it’s easy to point out their strengths as well as their flaws. At the moment, you know just what to say to cheer them up. But you also know how to push their buttons and tear them down.

None of us are perfect and it’s easy when we’re in a bad mood, or when our friend or partner has ticked us off a little to say something that we can’t take back. We must always find that balance between honesty and hurtfulness. When you feel yourself get angry, take a breath, and try to find something different, better, less harmful to say.

Accept the Other Person’s Humanity
While healthy relationships are important and do contribute to our health and well-being, another person can’t complete you. Forget the myths Hollywood puts out. People are human and flawed and no one can fulfill all of your needs or meet every single one of your expectations.

Everyone has a different way of expressing their feelings. Everyone shows love and kindness differently. A healthy relationship is accepting your loved ones as they are. If you’re lucky enough to have some close friends or family members who you feel comfortable calling on in times of need, go for it! Don’t be shy, reach out! If you find yourself in a downward spiral of stressful thinking sometimes, having someone to help snap you out of it is just the ticket! People who’ve known you for a while can be especially helpful in helping you identify your patterns, and reminding you of how best to take care of yourself.

If you find that you have become distant from some of those people in your life, now might be a good time to start cultivating closeness again! Making time for important relationships is a great way to start realigning ourselves with some of our basic needs and values. It’s far too easy to take those special people for granted when really even the most solid of connections could benefit from regular nourishment. Both for your sake and for theirs.

[NOTE: no one is suggesting you stay in a toxic relationship, be it platonic or romantic. There is a difference between someone constantly disrespecting you and making you feel worthless through verbal or physical abuse, and someone who always gets your birthday wrong.]

Put the Technology Down
When you go out to dinner with a friend or partner, are you both sitting there staring at your phones or actually engaging with one another?

Let Go of Stress so You Can Open Up More
You know the old saying, “In Order To Receive Something Great You’ve Got To Let Go Of The Bad Stuff.” So many of us are walking around the world holding on to stress. And who can blame us, really? The modern world is a stressful place. But when we’re consumed with our stress, we are unable to focus on anything but the mounting bills or the fact we keep getting passed over for that promotion. When we let go of our stress, we can allow ourselves to focus on the other person and enjoy their company fully.

Laugh More
Picture this. You’re in an argument with someone. Your tone is curt, the volume is slowly rising, about to reach a crescendo when….all of a sudden….you both pause for a second, look at each other, and burst out laughing! The tension dissolves within seconds and you’re most likely able to finish the discussion in a much less antagonistic fashion. There is no end to the healing powers of Laughter! when you feel the hamster in your head spinning in circles when you feel yourself getting frustrated with the task at hand, when your shoulders are moving closer to your ears at every second…..find something to laugh about! Even if it means forcing the first few, you can probably get yourself going from the sheer ridiculousness of making fake laughing noises. Trust me, as someone who finds it incredibly embarrassing to force myself to laugh, it works!! If all else fails, look for “laughter yoga” on YouTube. Though I have never resorted to them, I know a lot of people who find it helpful when in dire straits.

103 Blog Brainstorming Topics

You need to write another blog post or email and you’re stuck for ideas. It seems like you’ve already written about… EVERYTHING, and there is nothing left.

103 Blog Brainstorming Topics

That’s the time to try this list. Pick any one of the following headlines at random and fill in the blank with ten different ideas. Then choose one of those ideas and start researching and writing your new blog post.

Just think – if you have 10 different ideas on how to use each headline below, that will give you 1030 new topics to write about – enough to keep you busy for a long time.

Blog Post Idea Generator – Write 10 Ideas for Each

  1. How doing ___ could make ___ far better/worse
  2. 5 Things you need to know when ____
  3. The most obnoxious ___
  4. How to avoid 7 costly mistakes that most ___ make when they ___
  5. Why ___ is a truly bad idea
  6. The 7 secrets of ___
  7. 3 easy ways to ___
  8. 2 lessons learned from ____
  9. The amazing power of ___
  10. ___: 5 Mistakes you’re about to make and how to avoid them
  11. My new favorite __ and why
  12. The facts about ___
  13. 4.5 Life lessons from a ___
  14. How to ___ like a pro
  15. The secret to ___ that___
  16. ___ of the week
  17. The quick and easy way to _____
  18. 3 Thoughts on ___ that ___
  19. ___ vs ___: Which is better?
  20. Why your ___ hates ___ and what to do about it
  21. 12 surprising ___ that cause ___
  22. What do ___ and ___ have in common?
  23. How to bring ___ to the ___
  24. 8 things I would do differently when ___
  25. Why ___ makes ___
  26. 10 things I wish I’d known about ___
  27. What’s wrong with your ___?
  28. How to ___ in no time at all
  29. My 5 top tips for ___
  30. 7 things you can learn about ___ from ___
  31. Surprising ___ that actually work
  32. The surprising reason why you need ___ NOW
  33. 3 Best ___ for ___
  34. How to avoid ___
  35. 7 Top ___ blog posts worth reading this week
  36. Weird ways to ___
  37. How to get the most out of ___
  38. 5 ___ that won’t drive you crazy
  39. How I ___
  40. What to do the next time ___ happens
  41. How to make ___
  42. 4 stupid mistakes I’ll never make again
  43. Should you get ___ or ___?
  44. The 3 best ___ – how to decide which one is best for you
  45. How not to ___ ever again
  46. The rebel’s guide to ___
  47. 10 radical ideas to ___
  48. Why I disagree with ___
  49. The worst ___ I ever experienced
  50. 7 Lessons learned from the worst ___ ever
  51. A surprising way to _____
  52. How I use ___ to ___
  53. Do this before you ___
  54. 4 ___ that actually work
  55. The ultimate guide to ___
  56. How to be a better ___
  57. 5 Things I learned from ___
  58. ___: Everything you need to know about ___
  59. Do you make these 10 mistakes when you ___?
  60. How to get more _____
  61. 6 Ways to ___ in 14 days
  62. The ___ trap that will ruin your business
  63. 12 books on ___ you must read
  64. The bootstrapper’s guide to ___
  65. Do you know what to look for when you buy your next___?
  66. From ___ to ___ in 8 easy steps
  67. 10 uses for a ___ that you never thought of
  68. Do you know how to ___? Take our quiz
  69. 4 Ways to do ___ with only a ___
  70. When it comes to ___, you’ve got to do THIS
  71. Let’s talk about ___
  72. 7 habits that can ___ for you
  73. New trends for 2019
  74. From the ___ experts: 33 tips that actually work
  75. Create your own ___. No ___ required
  76. 5 Tricks that ___
  77. What the best ___ know about ___ that you don’t
  78. How ___ causes ___
  79. All ___ is not created equal: What you need to know NOW
  80. 7 Reasons to never ___
  81. The best ___ ever and why
  82. The ugly truth about ___
  83. Why ___ get ___ wrong almost every time
  84. 3 Ways to finally stop ___
  85. How to prepare yourself for ___
  86. 5 lies we tell ourselves about ___
  87. The ___ no one wants to talk about
  88. Why I don’t do ___ and I’m proud of it
  89. 22 ___ experts/trends to watch in 2019
  90. 10 things the experts don’t tell you about ___
  91. The most surprising secret of ___
  92. So you want to ___? 7 things to know first
  93. The ultimate ___ quiz
  94. 7 Keys to ___
  95. How to create a killer ___
  96. The rise of ___ and what it means for you
  97. 33 ___ tips from 33 different ___ experts
  98. The top 11 blog posts about ___
  99. How to find out ___
  100. What ___ taught me about ___
  101. 8 myths about ___ that are ___
  102. The surprising dangers of ___
  103. 103 ___ brainstorming prompts/topics 😉

Create a $300 Training Program in 7 Days

…even if you’re the world’s worst procrastinator.

Create a $300 Training Program in 7 Days

I’ve used this technique to create all sorts of things, from a free bonus I put together and gave away for an affiliate product, all the way up to $1,000 training programs.

Creating content and products is a huge obstacle for most marketers because it takes so much time and effort.

But what if you had a way to create products – such as expensive training programs – that you could finish in a week?

And better still, what if you got paid for them before they were even done?

The first key is you need is a big, fat, public DEADLINE.

If your deadline is public, then you will move heaven and earth to get it done – or at least I hope you will.

If you don’t, you’re in for some major public ridicule and embarrassment, not to mention the fact that you are letting people down.

The second key here – and this goes hand in hand with the first – is you’re going to sell what you’re selling BEFORE it’s created.

You tell people what you’re creating, you tell them when it’s going to be done, and you sell it before you ever make it.

And in the case of a training program, you’re going to create your product LIVE and then continue to sell the recordings as a product after the event.

So, in a nutshell – decide what you’re selling. Tell the world what you’re selling and when it will take place, and take orders. Hold the live event, create the product and continue to sell it.

Here are the details:

This works best if you are already good at something. This way, you know the material and don’t need to do any research. If you need research, then you might need to add a day or two to this process or use this shortcut – bring in an expert.

If you’re using experts, then you can cover any topic. Or every topic. Because no matter what your topic is, there is someone out there that can do the actual teaching for you – you just split the profits with them.

For the rest of this article, we’ll assume you’re the one with the information.

Set a deadline, because with a deadline and a hundred or so people depending on you to get your work done, you will get the work done. It’s that simple. They’ve put their money on you, and they believe in you.

You will not let them down, which ensures the training course you’re making – which would normally be finished in a month or two – is completed in a week’s time.

Deadlines are magic this way, regardless of whether or not you naturally procrastinate. Without a deadline, your work expands to fill the time. This doesn’t necessarily mean a better product – it just means it takes longer to make.

You can be surprisingly nimble with this method, getting products out fast on hot topics and things people want right now.

Figure out what the big 5 to 7 things are that you want to cover. What are the big ideas? What are the giant take-aways?

Instead of writing a sales letter, write bullet points. Remember, you’re doing this FAST. Don’t write a giant sales letter, write the high points. Tell them what they’re going to discover and how it’s going to benefit them through bullet points. Use curiosity, too.

You’re going to do a webinar. Create a Powerpoint with an intro and all of the major points. Let people ask questions at the end, because some of your very best material will come from the questions, things you didn’t even think of.

Cut up your recording into parts and sell it as a course. You’ll have an intro, and each of the major points. You might also want to get it transcribed and then edit the transcription to give your customers a written copy, too.

Selling your course BEFORE you make it gives you a DEADLINE. You’re telling people when the live event will happen. You’re giving them a deadline, too, because they have to sign up before the deadline or they will miss the class.

Once you hold the class, upload the webinar into the members area and give access to everyone who bought. Some people will make it to the live event, some won’t, but they all get access to the recordings.

If there is something you feel you can do better, go ahead and record it again. Make a new recording of that section and replace it in the member’s section.

That’s the beauty of this system – you get it done fast, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. If you feel like it, you can go back and improve on it. And if you omitted something, make a new recording for that, too.

And what if you create a flop? That’s not even possible with this system. If you promote a product you’re going to create and no one buys, then you know not to waste your time making it.

Using this simple system, you get paid before you ever create your products, and you can crank products out faster than ever before. Plus, you can sell the recordings for a long time to come.

Just imagine if you create a new product every two weeks. In a year’s time you’ll have 26 new products you can continue to sell, repurpose, use as bonuses, sell the rights to and so forth. 26 new launches, 26 new products and 26 new revenue generators.

Protect Your Brain, Stop Mental Decline With Turmeric!

Turmeric is making news again! And this time the research shows it could help save your memory and prevent brain disease! That’s one of the most important things you can do as you get up in years. Just recently we learned the exact dosages of turmeric that can produce therapeutic results for a variety of conditions, from arthritis to heart health, to cognitive function.

I’ll tell you more about that in a moment, but first, let’s look at turmeric’s fascinating healing history…

Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years — to alleviate congestion, to clear up skin conditions, to heal wounds, improve circulation, and even promote libido.
But only recently have medical researchers discovered why this root — which makes the spice used in curry dishes — is so beneficial.

Turmeric Fights Inflammation And Free Radicals
The active ingredients in Turmeric are curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. And study after study shows that curcumin is both a powerful antioxidant and a potent anti-inflammatory agent. That’s important because medical science tells us that oxidation and chronic inflammation are at the heart of the degenerative diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and many more. When you fight chronic inflammation and oxidation — and their related free radical generation — you slow Father Time and help prevent disease. That means turmeric could be the most important supplement you take — even more important than the B vitamins, Vitamin C and D, and the Omega 3 fatty acids.

Turmeric Good For Joints, Heart Health
Numerous studies show that the curcumin in Turmeric helps ease stiff joints. Supports cardiovascular health. Promotes smooth skin. Aids digestion. Balances mood. And can even help kill cancer cells – an area of research currently under intense study. The University of Maryland Medical Center says, “Evidence from test tube and animal studies suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin, and colon cancer.” Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are said to rival the effectiveness of pain-relieving drugs. And yet, unlike drugs, turmeric has no adverse side effects.

There’s More Exciting News…
Turmeric supports a healthy brain, and even assists in the growth of new brain cells. Another active ingredient in turmeric, called aromatic turmerone, may help the recovery of brain function in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. And turmeric fights aging itself, as its antioxidant properties work to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals, a benefit that could prove especially helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s-Dementia.

Let’s See Why…

Turmeric Supports Healthy Aging
Cell-damaging free radicals develop from chronic inflammation, from a poor diet, from alcohol and prescription drug use, from exposure to sun and pollutants, and age-related oxidative stress. That’s pretty hard to avoid, but you can fight it – and should. A free radical is a molecule that’s missing an electron. Electrons come in pairs, so when a molecule loses one, it becomes unbalanced. And in that state, it’s chemically unstable, highly reactive, and destructive. Basically, free radicals race around in search of electrons to steal from healthy molecules, in a desperate attempt at regaining stability. But, like freight trains that have jumped their rails, they damage everything in their path, including cell DNA!!

That’s well worth preventing because DNA damage is often the beginning of malignancy. And even when free radicals succeed in stealing electrons from healthy molecules, they don’t necessarily become normal again, but their victims do become new free radicals. In the worst cases, a free radical activity can become a cascading problem, with one creating another, in a chain reaction that generates billions of new free radicals every second. That’s aging. In the worst way! Those wrinkles on your skin? Free radical damage. Those shrinking muscles – free radical damage. Loss of memory? Free radical damage. And what about Alzheimer’s-Dementia?

A recent study shows “increasing evidence that free radical-induced oxidative damage may play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.” Inflammation… free radicals… cell damage. None of this is good. So, what can you do to stop it? To the extent you can prevent free radicals from forming, and to the extent, you can neutralize those that have already formed, you’ll slow the aging process and prevent degenerative diseases. Turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, is one way — perhaps the best way — to work toward that goal.

Turmeric Protects The Brain
What’s more, unlike many other nutrients, turmeric is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, providing a neuroprotective effect, while supporting the growth of new brain cells. This may be why, in India, where curry foods spiced with Turmeric are consumed daily, the incidence of Alzheimer’s-Dementia is low. So turmeric is a great option for everyone getting up in years who want to slow the ravages of aging and prevent mental decline.

So, let me ask you… have you had any of these thoughts lately…

Where did I put my keys? How did I get on this street? These instructions are so confusing!

Maybe you feel your memory isn’t as good as it once was… that your mind isn’t as sharp…
It could be simple forgetfulness. Maybe a distraction. But no question, as we age we experience a mental decline.
And when you suffer cognitive decline, you can lose your confidence to interact with others… to work… and even to take care of yourself. No need to get on that slippery slope!

From the studies, we know that one of the best ways to support brain health is to add Turmeric to your diet. And in the process, you’ll also support joint health, cardiovascular health, digestive health, and graceful aging. The best way to get turmeric. So, how to get it? Should you move to India and eat a lot of curry dishes? Frequent an Indian restaurant? Or cook with curcumin at home? You could, but it won’t help enough.

In most turmeric studies, the health benefits were seen only after the dosage reached 1 gram of concentrated curcuminoids per day or more. The University of Maryland Medical Center, for example, recommends 1.2 to 1.8 grams of turmeric daily for a number of ailments. You’d have to eat curry dishes morning, noon and night, and even then you’d probably fall short of the recommended daily dosage. But not to worry! There’s another way to get all the health-promoting curcumin you need, and it couldn’t be easier to do. Just take a high-quality turmeric supplement with a high degree of concentrated curcuminoids.

Studies show that 1 gram of curcumin per day supports healthy blood sugar levels… a healthy inflammatory response… and comfortable joints. For heart health even less can be effective. Studies show a benefit for as little as 150 mg per day, but doses can safely go up to 4 grams per day. For digestive health, studies show benefits at 1 to 4 grams per day. And most important to our discussion today, several studies show that turmeric supports brain health and cognitive function at between 500 mg and 1 gram per day. But when buying a turmeric supplement, watch out for two pitfalls — low quality and poor absorption.

Beware Cheap Turmeric Supplements
Unfortunately, because turmeric studies have been in the news with impressive results, some shady supplement makers have jumped on the bandwagon, flooding the market with cheap products. Many of these turmeric supplements don’t contain the quantity or quality of curcuminoids that would offer therapeutic benefits, so they’re a complete waste of money. Others are contaminated with toxins. The FDA has had to issue recalls on several turmeric brands that were found to be contaminated with lead. Check to see that the maker adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), uses manufacturing facilities that are FDA registered and inspected, and that the quality and purity is lab-tested so that you get what’s stated on the label. Next, check for absorption enhancers…

How To Improve Turmeric Absorption
By itself, turmeric is not well absorbed, as it’s not water soluble. That’s why it’s so difficult to get enough curcumin from foods. It’s also why many turmeric supplements don’t do anything – you can take them, but very little of the active ingredients get into your bloodstream, and therefore never reach your brain. Is there a way around the absorption problem? Fortunately, yes! Curcumin is fat soluble, so you can improve absorption by breaking open the capsules and mixing the powder with coconut oil, flaxseed oil or olive oil. Another way is to use a liposomal delivery system, which is one-way curcumin has been studied in the treatment of cancer. But the easiest way is to choose a supplement that has an absorption enhancer, such as genistein or the black pepper fruit extract known as piperine.

In a human study, adding piperine increased curcumin absorption by 2,000%. That makes a huge difference. One you’ll feel in your mental function, joint comfort, blood flow, and improved health because the curcuminoids will be circulating in your bloodstream. And although it’s not proven yet – as several studies are still underway — getting sufficient curcuminoids into your bloodstream might also help prevent cancer. If so, the reason will likely be curcumin’s antioxidant power, which fights free radicals and helps prevent cell damage.

How Much Turmeric Daily?
Okay, let’s put it all together… First, make sure your turmeric supplement is a quality lab-tested brand, one adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices and whose facilities are FDA registered and inspected.
Second, make sure the turmeric formulation contains at least 1 gram of concentrated curcuminoids, and if you’d rather not mix it with fat, get one that includes an absorption enhancer.
Third, look for a formulation with at least 1 gram in just two capsules a day. That way, you can easily double or triple the dose, if you desire greater therapeutic benefits. I don’t have to tell you how important it is to protect your ability to think, to reason, to learn and to remember. That’s your life!
And, of course, it’s always a good idea to prevent chronic inflammation and excessive free radical formation – the culprits behind most diseases.

The evidence is clear — to support joint health, cardiovascular health, digestive health, brain health, and healthy aging – turmeric is your friend and should be at the top of your supplement list. In fact, it may be the most important supplement you take.

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