Month: August 2018

Why every business needs a blog

Why Every Business Needs a Blog

In our last post, we focused on the keto diet and how it might boost your performance. This post focuses on how a blog might help your business generate leads and get its name before millions.

It would be hard to find a business that does not have a website these days. However, not all companies have blogs and are consequently missing out on potential clients.

Jeff Bullas, one of the most authoritative voices in the internet marketing field, wrote about why every business must have a blog.

#1. Drive traffic to the website

To get traffic to the company’s website you need to appear in the search results, right? In order to get that, your website’s pages have to get indexed by Google. But how much content can you include in a website? Besides the homepage, pricing page, contact page, about us page you don’t have too many options. The blog is the only solution to provide to Google pages to get indexed.

 #2. Reduce the amount of required content

The company’s blog help with reducing the quantity of content required to get noticed on the internet and also allows creating targeted content for the social media traffic. Moreover it insures that people are exposed to a unique, committed message about the company’s offering.

 #3. It generates qualified leads

It would be a pity to use the blog only to drive traffic to the website because it allows you to do much more. Once people get to the blog, they can do two things:

  1. Consume one piece of content and leave

  2. Consume one piece of content and request more.

The blog, however, will only bring people to your site through social media or organic search. You need to turn those visitors into customers. One way to achieve this is with a sales funnel. But how does it really work?

Neil Patel, another voice in the internet marketing field that is worth listening to, gave a great explanation.

What Are Funnels?

A funnel is the set of steps a visitor needs to go through before they can reach the conversion.

Think about the Amazon purchase funnel. There are a few steps a visitor has to go through before they can purchase a product. Here’s how it looks:

  • They have to visit Amazon.com
  • They have to view a product
  • They have to add a product to the cart
  • They have to purchase

Why is the set of steps to conversion called a “funnel”? Because at the beginning of the process, there are a lot of people who take the first step. Then, as the people continue along and take the next steps, some of them drop out, and the size of the crowd thins or narrows. (And even further along in the process, your sales team gets involved to help close the deal.)

Your next logical question at this point is how do you create a sales funnel? There are guides online for that, or you could simply use tools designed to make the job a one-click task. One such tool is Clicksfunnel. It is a paid product but you can try a clickfunnels free trial before shelling out any cash.

In the end, the blog is just one part of a complex marketing strategy. If you use it well with other tools, you will have an upper hand over your competition.

What is the keto diet and does it really work

What is the Ketogenic Diet and Does it Really Work?

In our last article, we talked about developing the sleeping habits of high-performers. Diet is also a factor when it comes to performance whether you are an employee sitting in front of a computer all day, or an athlete with laps to run.

If you’ve had your radar scanning the health landscape, you most definitely may have come across the keto diet. It has taken the diet community by storm with a number of celebrities endorsing it. But, what makes the ketogenic diet the it thing? And does it really work?

The Daily Mail did a great job of answering these questions.

Favoured by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow for its rapid results, the Ketogenic Diet has been making headlines non-stop over the past few years.

The low carbohydrate, high fat program sees participants eat moderate protein and receive the majority of their energy intake from fat.

But does it really work?

The Dietitians Association of Australia recently weighed in on the controversial diet and revealed the three things people need to consider before jumping on board the Keto bandwagon.

In a recent media alert, the DAA first explained the thinking behind the program and how it works.

‘As fat is the main source of energy being consumed, the body must then use this (that is, break it down) as its main energy source or “fuel”,’ they explained.

‘When dietary fat is metabolised for energy, by-products called “ketone bodies” (molecules that are made by the liver from fatty acids) are produced which are used up by the body’s tissues, muscles and the brain. This process is known as “ketosis”.

‘The body can enter ketosis during times of severe energy restriction (such as during fasting or starvation) or prolonged intense exercise, or when carbohydrate intake is reduced to around 50g per day, or less – the equivalent of around two slices of bread, and a banana.’

These are the thoughts of medical experts but there are also reliable non-medical celebrities who have something to say.

An article by Women’s Health Magazine talked about Halle Berry’s foray into the ketogenic diet.

The high fat, moderate protein, and very low-carb plan encourages her body to burn healthy fats rather than carbs for energy, she explains on LIVE With Kelly and Ryan. “A ketogenic diet is no sugar, no carbs. Nothing white,” she says. Instead, Halle fills her diet with healthy fats, like avocado, coconut oil, and butter.

 

In another interview with PeopleTV, Halle explains that eggs, protein, nuts, and legumes are also part of her plate, along with lots of vegetables. And it’s far from deprivation: “You can eat all the food you want,” she says. “You can eat a big-ass porterhouse steak if you want. You just can’t have the baked potato.”

Luckily, her Instagram gives a little peak into some of her favorite meals. And Halle gets a lot of her cooking inspo from Maria Emmerich’s cookbook, Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking, showing off all the recipes she makes on her fitness channel on Instagram Stories.

 

The thoughts of Joe Rogan on Keto OS are also worth listening to. In a nutshell, the MMA champion turned comedian turned YouTube star endorses the diet.

Whether this is something you should try depends on where you are on the health spectrum and what diet goals you have. There are endless resources on the internet to guide you on your keto journey should you choose to go on one.

How to develop the sleepinghabits of high-performers

How to Develop the Sleeping Habits Of High-Performance Entrepreneurs

Everyone knows that your sleeping habits can affect your performance at work or your business. So have you wondered just how some of the world’s over-achievers sleep? What are their sleeping habits?

In the post, ‘The 11 Sleeping Habits of Highly Successful People’ by Life hack, you can see some quite adoptable patterns.

1.  Don’t eat right before bed

Have your final meal about 3 hours before bedtime. Eating too close to bed will leave your digestive system working very hard and might cause an upset stomach throughout the night.

2.  Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Caffeine is a stimulant and it keeps the body alert and energized. Alcohol may initially calm you or make you feel drowsy, but it actually increases the amount of times you will wake up during the night.

3.  Reserve your bed for sleeping, that’s it.

If you read, watch TV or do work in bed, it will be hard to wind down. You want to associate your bed with sleep, and sleep only (well, maybe intimacy too, but we won’t get into that now).

4.  Shut out the lights

Bright lights actually repress melatonin, which is responsible for regulating our sleep cycles. It is also recommended to avoid reading from back-lit devices late at night. The darker the room, the better. Try using heavy curtains or a sleep mask.

5.  Don’t sleep too much

When it comes to sleep, there is too much of a good thing. Oversleeping can lead to heart disease, diabetes and depression. The average adult will need 8 hours sleep. This can vary from person to person, but use this as a guideline.

But if you are going to sleep great, a good mattress is non-negotiable.  Web-Md has a great piece explaining the things to look out for when choosing a mattress.

Finding the right mattress isn’t about searching out the highest-tech brand or spending the most money. “A much more expensive mattress doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better,” Decker says. A high price tag is a product of both the materials that go into the mattress, and the marketing that helps sell it.

Instead of focusing on price and brand name, think about what you want in a mattress. “Selecting a mattress is very personal,” Decker says. Some people prefer a firmer mattress; others favor a softer style.

Anyone with back or neck pain should take a Goldilocks approach to mattress buying: not too hard, and not too soft.

“If you’re on too soft [of] a mattress, you’ll start to sink down to the bottom. But on too hard of a mattress you have too much pressure on the sacrum, and on the shoulders, and on the back of the head,” says Howard Levy, MD, an Emory University assistant professor of orthopaedics, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.

A medium-firm mattress, or a firm mattress with a softer pillow top, will give your spine that “just-right” balance of support and cushioning.

So which mattress brand should you choose? How much should you spend? Feeling a little lost? It’s understandable. There are just so many brands to consider.

Mattressbattle.com But there is a tool you can use to make quick online comparisons. Its called  and it helps you quickly pick out the best depending on your needs and budget.

If you hope to have a high performance day at work, start right in bed. These sleeping tips will leave you feeling ready to go the moment your alarm clock goes.

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Best free PC cleaner software 2018

To keep the performance of your system intact you will need PC cleaner software. This PC cleaning software is built using advanced technologies which will help you clean all the junk files and all the unwanted files that are stored in your PC. It is also one of the best ways to recover disc space and to help you to improve the performance of the computer. Most of the PC cleaner software works independently so that you don’t have to waste your time and effort in cleaning it manually. In this article we have discussed some of the best free PC cleaner software which will increase the performance of your system:

CCleaner Professional:

CCleaner Professional is a popular PC cleaning software all over the world, and it is also used by many people. All you have to do is click one button, and it will automatically start doing its job. You can save your time and efforts of manually cleaning your PC. The software scans your system and removes all junk files in the system. The automatic updates, helps your PC to have a top performance level all the time.

Clean Master for PC:

Clean Master is one of the best free software out there for cleaning your PC for free. You don’t have to worry about your privacy as the software keeps your privacy intact as it cleans the system. The software is able to scan over 1000 programs just with a click of a button. It searches and removes all the junk in the system, and it helps in boosting the performance of the PC.

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Auslogics Registry Cleaner:

Auslogics Registry Cleaner is a brilliant tool which helps you in fixing all the registry errors, and it also helps you in cleaning your PC. If your system is lagging and crashing all the time, you should use Auslogics registry cleaner software. It also fixes all the instability issues and repairs all the corrupt entries.

CleanMyPC:

CleanMyPC scans your entire PC and checks for any junk, cash and log files. The software is extremely good as it cleans all the traces of uninstalled programs so that the security of your system is intact. You can cut down extensions that are not necessary and also protect your privacy online. You can use this software even to erase your files permanently.

AVG PC TuneUp:

The AVG PC TuneUp has a lot of features, and it is one of the best to increase the performance of your PC. The software cleans all your junk and also cleans your disc space to improve the speed of your system. It works on a technology where the software puts all the programs which are not in use to sleep, and this increases the performance. It also stabilises the battery life and provides necessary updates to speed up the boot process.