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How to get an Art Gallery to view your work fast?

Heres the thing, whenever I’ve been in an Art Gallery you could almost fire a gun off and no one would notice! Why . . . because its empty, no one is in there, and if there are some people wandering around lost in there, they are not taking up the staffs time asking to buy something because these visitor are possibly not buyer traffic anyway, and the staff don’t seem to be actively engaged in selling anything to the lost ones either. And why are Art galleries open all hours?

I had this idea that I would setup an event style of art display for my work, i.e. fixed opening times of say, 12pm to 3pm then again from 6.30 pm to 10pm or whatever. An entry fee of a say $20, with drinks, pumping music e.g. Chemical Brothers – “it began in Africa”, and a floor plan layout that guides the visitor though a maze that my work is displayed in one art work at a time, showing the concepts, prototypes, videos and the completed works, and at the exit is the hats, and signed Tee shit shop with myself there signing my book for book buyers and chatting with the visitors (buyers)! All this is aimed at wowing the buyer targeted traffic and getting them to invest, or at least by the book!

So It seems to me from what I have seen the Gallery, who ever they are, has plenty of time to at least look at new stuff that may sell better and then make them more money. Maybe they could have one staffer on the internet looking for new stuff, or maybe hire a VA in the Philippines for a couple of dollars per hour to do that. In fact maybe Galleries could hire a VA to communicate with the Galleries best investment . . . the artists who are supplying them with their stock in trade and new artists who would like to supply them.

So I would really like Galleries to get a front end to deal with artists!

When I go to almost any art Gallery site I can not find even their email address or phone number some of the time at least not with out a search. its like they have this unspoken policy of “we don’t want you”. All they need is an autoresponder such as Aweber set up to say “thanks, we have received your email, we’ve deleted it and were never getting back to you” or maybe “Thanks for your interest with respect to discussing if your art may suite our Gallery clientele, but we’re still never going to get back to you . . .” Yes I’m joking but all jokes aside they need some kind of information system that helps them automatically leverage todays new internet technologies and find new artists and communicate with them in a timely manner.

I have had loads of press, TV, Radio etc, and I’ve been a resident artist, but since then its been an uphill battle!

If anyone of you reading this can say if they know of a favorite Gallery anywhere on the planet they think my work will go with please let THEM know. Thanks everyone : )

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The Entrepreneur Revolution & The Key Person of Influence

Goodbye to the Industrial Revolution, Say hello to the Entrepreneur revolution!

Is this Key Person of Influence thing just theory? Or is it the best thing you will find to boost your business and profile?

 

As you will find on the www.keypersonofinfluence.com website the program takes you over a 30 week extraction process, this is where you get the right advice and support to enhance your pitch, your profile, your per-eminence and more! There are accountability groups too that help keep you on track.

This system is made up from the five ideas grouped in sequence, and they are:

1) Pitch | You need a Perfect Pitch to get your message across fast
2) Publish | You need a Book to gain per-eminence
3) Product | You need a Product, i.e Gift, Pay for, Core etc.
4) Profile | You need to be findable on Google
5) Partnership | Create a Win/Win moving forward

These all converge to form a synergy that will clarify and amplify your message, your product and your profile. You will become to be seen as the expert in your niche and this can lead you to becoming well connected and this leads to greater opportunities for your business.

KPI is a 30 week program, not consisting of boring seminars and work books, but it is an extraction process delivered to you via face to face groups with top people in their industry who have done what they teach. You get direct access to these top performers and you get to benefit from their expertise. And the advantage of this 30 week length of this accelerator program is that you get loads of time to get the most from your mentors, including Webinars, live seminars I have called “Livinars” : ) and audio and email feedback too. You get to talk with these people face to face and ask all the questions you like!

They will help you to define your Pitch so your target audience will ‘Get’ what it is you do without stumbling over long or negative explanations of what it is you do.

Imagine this, an accountant is asked the networking question “What do you do?” and he/she says “I’m an accountant, but don’t hold that against me!” Clearly this is just not going to foster an interested response and may in fact put potential customers off. With KPI you will get your pitch perfected so people will want to know more.

But wait! . . . there’s more! The experts help you refine your niche and help you out with by fine tuning your Perfect Pitch. They will get you writing what may be your first book that will help you gain that preeminence I mentioned and they will show you how to create your product bundle. You will also learn how to become goggleable so you and your business can be found easily on the net. And lastly, developing win/win Joint Ventures is where its at to boost you further than you can imagine right now.

For your chance to get on board goto www.keypersonofinfluence.com or www.keypersonofinfluence.com.au this very second. Why now? because each intake is limited, last time I checked there were only 50 places! Good luck and see you there.

Scott Branden KPI.

Oh and here’s the intro video too: See if you can spot me! I’m the guy with the Dreds just left of center in the seats right at the start of the video. My Alfred Hitchcock moment!

Reporter vs Expert – Why Most Bloggers Are Stuck Reporting

There are basically two types of bloggers in the world – reporters and experts – and some people perform both roles (usually the experts, it’s hard for reporters to become experts, but it’s easy for experts to report).

If you have ever taken an Internet marketing course or attended a seminar specifically for beginners, you have probably heard about the two different methodologies. Whenever the business model is based on content, and if you blog for money then the model is based on content, people are taught to either start as reporters, or if possible step up as experts.

I’ll be frank; you want to be the expert.

Reporters leverage the content of the experts and in most cases people start off as reporters because they haven’t established expertise. Experts enjoy the perks of preeminence, higher conversion rates because of perceived value, it’s easier to get publicity, people are more likely to seek you out rather than you having to seek others out, joint ventures come easier, etc� experts in most cases simply make more money and attract more attention.

Most Bloggers Are Reporters

The thing with expertise is that it requires something – experience. No person becomes an expert without doing things and learning. Bloggers usually start out without expertise and as a result begin their blogging journey by talking about everything going on in their niche (reporting) and by interviewing and talking about other experts (reporting again).

There’s nothing wrong with reporting of course and for many people it’s a necessity at first until you build up some expertise. Unfortunately the ratios are pretty skewed when it comes to reporters and experts – there are a lot more reporters than there are experts, hence reporters tend to struggle to gain attention and when they do, they often just enhance the reputation of the expert they are reporting on.

Don’t Replicate Your Teacher

If you have ever spent some time browsing products in the learn Internet marketing niche you will notice a pattern. Many people first study Internet marketing from a �guru� (for lack of a better term). The guru teaches how he or she is able to make money online, and very often the view that the student gleams is that in order to make money online you have to teach others how to make money online.

The end result of this process is a huge army of amateurs attempting to replicate what their teacher does in the same industry – the Internet marketing industry – not realizing that without expert status based on a proven record and all the perks that come with it, it’s next to impossible to succeed.

Even people, who enjoy marginal success, say for example growing an email list of 1,000 people, then go out and launch a product about how to grow an email list of 1,000 people. Now I have no problems with that, I think it’s fine to teach beginners and leverage whatever achievements you have, the problem is that people gravitate to the same niche – Internet marketing – and rarely have any key points of differentiation.

How many products out there do you know of that all claim to teach the same things – email marketing, SEO, pay per click, affiliate marketing, and all the sub-niches that fall under the category of Internet marketing. It’s a saturated market, yet when you see your teachers and other gurus making money teaching others how to make money (and let’s face it – making money as a subject is one of the most compelling) – your natural inclination is to follow in their footsteps.

If the key is to become an expert and you haven’t spent the last 5-10 years making money online, I suggest you look for another niche to establish expertise in.

Report on Your Process, Not Others

The secret to progress from reporter to expert is not to focus on other experts and instead report on your own journey. When you are learning how to do something and implementing things day by day, or studying other people’s work, you need to take your process and what you do as a result of what you learn, and use it as content for your blog.

It’s okay to talk about experts when you learn something from them, but always relate it to what you are doing. If you learn a technique from an expert it’s fine to state you learned it from them (and affiliate link to their product too!) but you should then take that technique, apply it to what you are doing and then report back YOUR results, not there’s. Frame things using your opinion – your stories – and don’t regurgitate what the expert said. The key is differentiation and personality, not replication.

Expertise comes from doing things most people don’t do and then talking about it. If you do this often enough you wake up one day as an expert, possibly without even realizing how it happened, simply because you were so good at reporting what you did.

You Are Already An Expert

Most people fail to become experts (or perceived as experts) because they don’t leverage what they already know. Every person who lives a life learns things as they go, takes action every day and knows something about something. The reason why they never become an expert is because they choose not to (which is fine for some, not everyone wants to be an expert), but if your goal is to blog your way to expertise and leave the world of reporting behind you have to start teaching and doing so by leveraging real experience.

Experience can come from what you do today and what you have done previously; you just need to take enough steps to demonstrate what you already know and what you are presently learning along your journey. I know so many people in my life, who are experts simply by virtue of the life they have lived, yet they are so insecure about what they know, they never commit their knowledge to words for fear of�well fear.

Blogs and the Web in general, are amazing resources when you leverage them as a communication tool to spread your expertise because of the sheer scope of people they can reach. If all you ever do is talk to people in person and share your experience using limited communication mediums, you haven’t much hope of becoming an expert. Take what you know and show other people through blogging, and you might be surprised how people change their perception of you in time.

Reporting Is A Stepping Stone

If your previous experience and expertise is from an area you want to leave behind or you are starting from �scratch�, then reporting is the path you must walk, at least for the short term.

Reporting is a lot of fun. Interviewing experts, talking about what other people are doing and just being part of a community is not a bad way to blog. In many cases people make a career of reporting (journalism is about just that), but if you truly want success and exponential results, at some point you will have to stand up and proclaim yourself as someone unusually good at something and then proceed to demonstrate it over and over again.

Have patience and focus on what you do to learn and then translate that experience into lessons for others, and remember, it’s okay to be a big fish in a small pond, that’s all most experts really are.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.

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10 Blog Traffic Tips

In every bloggers life comes a special day – the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader – you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that’s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers.

These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called “traction”, which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.Top 10 Tips

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10. Write at least five major “pillar” articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good “how-to” lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn’t news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.

You don’t have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need an easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that’s the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you’ve done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger’s article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry – it’s sort of like your blog telling someone else’s blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.

This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important – it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at http://blogcarnival.com/.

3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it’s so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it’s worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it’s worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have – your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your “Resource Box”. You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.

1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I’ve listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won’t stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link:

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