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 As a parent, there are times when you want and feel the need for extra work for your child in order for them to keep up with their peers eduational levels. Many parents, resort to getting a tutor for their child, some usse Kumon, Kip MGgrath and we have used Explore Learning in the past.

However, sayign all of this, there are a huge array of resources on the world wide web, that needn’t cost huge monthly outgoings and can save you hundreds of pounds or dollars or lots of money. However, looking for all these resources can be very time cnsuming and I have undertaken this  task over a few months and have managed to obtain a lot of websites that I have personally checked out and now included in this blog.

These websites, I have checked out and I think they are very useful and full of free or small amount of fees for a large amount of educational resources. Here they are: Enjoy.

Primary Framework for all Subject
 http://www.teachfind.com/national-strategies/year-3-literacy-support-materials-teachers-working-partnership-teaching-assistan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhKxmt6clM0
Maths
Free www.khanacademy.org learn anything for free over 86,556,197 lessons delivered
http://nicholasacademy.com/printxtables.html
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals.html
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals/decimal-tenths-boxes.pdf
http://www.imaginativeteacher.com/Free_Downloads.html
Paid subscriptions
http://uk.ixl.com/membership/
www.adaptedmind.com   www.whizz.com
http://www.parentsintouch.co.uk  SATS papers and useful resources £9.95 per year
http://getworksheets.com/  50k worksheets $29.99
Teachers Resources
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2983
http://teacher.scholastic.com/tools/
Google search “free maths english worksheets resources”
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=free+maths+english+worksheets+resources+
Free Worksheets
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/decimals.php?gclid=CJyYzov_56gCFUFC4QodyCdqBw
http://teachingimage.com/decimal-worksheets.php decimal numbers worksheets!!
http://www.theschoolrun.com/landing/free-maths-resources-parents-1536
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math-worksheets.php
www.tut-world.com
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishB2.htm  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
http://www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math.php
http://free-worksheets.blogspot.com/
http://www.theschoolrun.com/user/register
http://www.rhlschool.com/
http://www.math-drills.com/decimal.shtml
http://www.theschoolrun.com/landing/free-maths-resources-parents-1536
Learning Mentors http://www.infed.org/learningmentors/lrn-ment.htm
https://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/PlanningYourCareer/JobProfiles/JobProfile0180/Pages/default.aspx TAs

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=24
http://www.communication4all.co.uk google ads
http://www.gogivers.org/kindness.cfm?cc=5

www.freemathworksheets.net/general-math-worksheet.php

• www.tes.co.uk/primary-worksheets
• TheSchoolRun.com
http://uk.ixl.com/membership/  $79 per year

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm

http://www.forumbusinessmedia.co.uk/education/products/special-educational-needs?gclid=CJv__eGi8KkCFcRO4QodwFVaWA
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/decimals.html

• www.gogivers.org
http://www.classroom-management.org/signs.html

• ForumBusinessMedia.co.uk
Proggress Monitoring
http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/ta_science_based_research_a.asp
http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/en-gb/resources/links.aspx
http://www.autismteachingtools.com/

PSHE development
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/pshe.shtml

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/questions/questions.pdf
http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/08/how-do-you-measure-progress-in-autism.html

Keystage bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/play.shtml Trapped Spelling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/english/spelling.shtml
http://www.debohunprimary.co.uk/english.asp  http://www.debohunprimary.co.uk/kidszone.asp

Touch Typing

Get your kids to learn to touch type, this is soooo useful in everyday life, as kids these days use computers, keyboards and so it is sooo handy for theem to learn to touch type. Dancemat is FREE and teaches your kids in a really easy and friendly way to learn to type starting from the very beginner’s level of familiarising the keyboard to learning or mastering typing without looking at the keyboard and using all the digits of a hand!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

National-Achievers-congress2011

 

Hi All My Wonderful Readers

 I am so excited to be writing to share with you a unique opportunity to attend an upcoming event that’s taking place in Singapore and the UK!

 At the National Achievers 2011 UK Congress:

 One  of he Achievers is green, mean and still holds a world-record title.
 Yes, Sir Richard Branson – World famous entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group Companies

 Anthony Robbins – World’s #1 Peak Performance Coach

 Lord Alan Sugar

 and more ….

 Find out who is speaking at the

 National Achievers Congress 2011, Singapore, May 20-22

 And who else is speaking at

National Achievers Congress 2011, UK, July 2-4

 

This event is arguably the #1 seminar in Europe and Asia and you get to spend 3 days with the best experts in a power-packed program and gain exclusive access to the latest technologie
 and tools   to help you maximize your results.

 This is truly an iconic event for people who seek the best in life and many of my friends have come to thank me for recommending this seminar.

 Many are already rushing to buy tickets to this year’s National Achievers Congress because of the breakthroughs and profound impact it has on people’s lives for over 19 amazing years!

 What you have before you is a golden opportunity and a turning point in your life, which YOU should NOT MISS!

 Click here to get your ticket before it’s gone.

National Achievers Congress 2011, UK, July 2 – 4

I look forward to seeing you there at the UK event, where I’ll definitely will be there!

 To Your Prosperity,

Sofina Khan

P.S. Early Bird pricing is in effect, but it will not last. The earlier you book your tickets, the more you save.

If you know you want to attend the year’s premier event dedicated to transforming your life, now is the time to act. Don’t delay as you might not get a seat!

Go here to sign up now:

National Achievers Congress UK 2011

 The time is really coming and very soon in May2011, Singapore, Asia – The National Achievers Congress.

 and then soon after in July 2011, London UK – The National Achievers Congress.

Robert Kiyosaki’s and My View

As a young working person in the 1990s and early part of 2000, I was told to start a pension. My financial advisors, accountants, FSAs, etc kept telling me to put my money in a pension fund!
I never fell for this notion (I found it so absurd if not meaningless), even the fact that I was being told by my financial advisors that the Government will put some money towards my pension, if I put some money towards it. This NEVER EVER appealed to me and I always thought that the best way of creating a pension fund would be to invest in bricks and mortar.
Buying Property and getting income cash flow now and in future was going to be my pension.
Why would I take out a portion of my income to go into a Pension Fund that I could access when I was in my 60s and have aboslutely no control over its growth. I found this very foolish and I naturally felt, for some unknown reason (The Law of Attraction may be) to find a way of creating my own pension. I always, always had an interest in property and I thought this is my way!

Sorry to digress on the above. Now moving back to Robert Kiyosaki. I first read Robert Kiyosaki’s book 9 years ago and realised that this is what I was already doing on a small scale with a challenging life. At least I knew that this was the right thing to do, no one taught me to follow this path, I did it naturally (please do not think I am bragging, I am not) and reading a book such as this, only confirmed my beliefs.

At the same time. I really wanted to get out of the rat race especially the commuting, even though I enjoyed working and living in the City (London), I loved my job and I loved my work colleagues and I loved working in the Square Mile. This was a dream as a child and no doubt many young adults have the same dream and can relate to this.
I did become a very good high income earner but I still did not like the thought of trading so much of my time for money. Whilst working for 9 years in the City, I decided that the chance for me to stop was when I start my family. Before I stopped working in the City, I started thinking that when I stop working, I really want to be achieving a level of income where I can live comfortably while raising a young family.
As a woman, a mother, a carer, my life compared to Robert Kiyosaki’s was different in respect of the fact that I am a woman. Most men (not all) can detach themselves from their kids and family and focus on making money, achieving goals at a much faster rate than mothers of young kids or even older ones. Life does not get any easier, the older your children get (if you have them).
Anyway, what the sole objective of my Blog Post is that while you are working in your early years (if you so choose to) think about other ways of making money so that you find ways of thinking like me and Robert Kiyosaki’s thinking  and finding ways of “my money working hard for me and not me working hard for my money”
I really wanted to create a lasting wealth and increase my financial strength year after year, so that I had my money working hard for me and not the other way around if I so wanted. My financial strengh has been a slow one, but this is because of the challenges in my life. Anyone, without these challenges, will undoubtedly do much better than me and a a faster pace.
I would have personally carried on working by choice, but my cirmstances had changed in a way that it was better for me to not go back to the rat race and to focus on my special needs child. If I had not thought and planned ahead, I would not have been able to do this and would have been forced to go back to the rat race.

I would really like to quote the following email that was recently sent to me (20/05/10) and I will just quote all that was written:

Here we share the wisdom of Rich Dad from Robert Kiyosaki. Learn the first 5 Rich Dad secrets you never knew!
Step 1: Decide to Be Rich
Robert sat quietly that night and his lessons began all over again. He could hear his rich dad talking. “The only difference between the rich, poor and middle class,” he said, “is the kind of lifestyle they want. You don?t have to be psychic to tell a person?s future. If you listen to the words a person uses, they will tell you their future.”
Rich Dad believed that words were a person’s most important tool. He constantly reminded Robert to watch the words he spoke, simply because he believed that the words you speak and the words you think ultimately become the world you live in.
So that night, Robert remembered Rich Dad reminding me to listen to different people?s words. He noticed that poor people often said:
“I just want enough money to pay the bills.”
“I need a few dollars to get to the next pay day.”
People who used words such as these, often focused only on financial survival. Rich Dad often referred to these people as “poor” people, because they were poor managers of money.
So a person who thought or spoke words such as these was constantly fighting for financial survival, regardless of how much money they made.
The middle class used different words because they had different ideas about how to use their money:
“Our home is our most important asset and our largest single investment.”
“We’re setting a few dollars aside every month, so we can afford the down payment on our dream home.”
“We’re saving money for our children’s college education and our retirement.”
Robert noticed that the middle class focused on comfort. That is why so many of them say, “I don’t want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable.”
That night, Robert recalled the words his Rich Dad’s rich friends used:
“How did you finance your shopping center? Did you syndicate it with a joint venture partnership or did you go to a hard money lender for the interim money?”
“My underwriter has a new private placement, pre-IPO offering. Do you want a position in it?”
“I bought the shares through my corporation because the long-term tax consequences are better.”
The rich used the vocabulary found in the asset column. Rich Dad said, “The rich are rich because they are not focused on day-to-day short-term survival, or the expense column as the poor are. Nor are the rich focused on comfort and the acquisition of liabilities using credit, as the middle class is.
The rich are rich because they focus on the long-term acquisition of assets… assets such as stocks, bonds, businesses and income producing real estate. Many times the rich will forsake meals, a steady pay check, a vacation, or the comfort of a nice home, to build or acquire real assets.”
So decide to be rich, even if you are broke and penniless today. In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert wrote of the difference between being poor and being broke.
Poor is a state of mind where thoughts such as “I can?t afford it” or “Live below your means” come from.
Being poor is eternal but being broke is temporary.
Step 2: Decide What Kind of Money Problems You Want
There are only two kinds of money problems: not enough money or too much money. Unfortunately, the kind of money problem most people know is not enough money.
Rich Dad stressed that his son Mike and Robert must not only know how to make money but what to do with the money they made.
Rich Dad said, “Most people know how to work for money, but they do not know how to have people and money work for them.” So he taught both of them how to plan on having too much money.
He said, “If you want to be rich, you must make sure your excess money creates more excess money. You must know what to do with your excess money before it gets to you. Most people, when they receive any excess money, spend it foolishly or just park it in the bank.”
So decide what kind of money problems you want.
Step 3: Write Your Plan and Follow It
After choosing between being rich, poor or middle class, and then choosing between too much money or too little money, it?s time to write your plan.
If you have chosen to be rich, even though you are broke today, and have decided to have the problem of too much money, read on. If you do not plan to be rich or to have too much money, then you need not read any further.
Rich Dad?s plan started with a few basic goals:
1. Change the characteristic of your income. Start a part-time business.
2. Change the characteristic of your expenses. Convert personal expenses into business expenses.
3. Place your business inside a legal entity.
4. Have your business buy your assets.
5. Harness the power of reinvesting.

Therefore, decide on what you want to do now and plan for your future and ensure that your excess money creates more excess money for you.
One pillar or way to making money is through property.

To Your Success

Sofina Khan

Dr Joanna Martin

Posted by sofina under Blogging, Self Development

Meeting and Listening to Dr Joanna Martin

 

I had the great pleasure to meet Dr Joanna Martin originally from Tasmania, Australia who now lives in London, UK. Some of you might know who she is. She is the acclaimed Speaker, Lifestyle Coach, Entrepreneur and co-author of the besteller “Our Internet Secrets”.

While I was waiting for her to do the presentation, I visited the Ladies WC. There she was, Dr Joanna Martin! I couldn’t believe that I bumped into her in the Ladies WC of the Millenium Hotel right before her presentation, Gloucester Road, London. Dr Joanna Martin was getting ready (cosmetically), for her presentation at Mark Anastasi’s Social Media event, 1st May 2010.

I introduced myself and I sensed a really warm genuine person behind the beautiful smile and pearly whites.  20 minutes later she was on stage introducing herself and I felt privileged to be listening to such a kind, generous person and an inspiration to especially women out there who want to succeed in life.

Dr Joanna Martin’s presentation was on How to make money Using Social Media and webinars. It was about internet profits for “people people”. Dr Joanna Martin talked at great details on how creating webinars and learning how to create an “effective presentation” could be used to make large amounts of money and help others too.
It was a very very good presentation and I discovered yet another way of making money, in theory, using webinars!

To Your Prosperity
Sofina

Inspirational Videos To Watch

Posted by sofina under Blogging

Watch this inspirational Video by Napoleon Hill and Make NOTES!!

Napolean Hill’s Expression of Gratitude “.. I Ask For Not More Riches but MORE Wisdom with which to make Wiser Use of the Riches you gave me at Birth consisting in the Power To Control and Direct my Own Mind to Whatever Ends I Desire.” Napole0n Hill

Think And Grow Rich PDF

I would recommend reading “Think and Grow Rich“, by Napoleon Hill.

Click Here to Visit the Site Where You Can Download Your Very Own Copy of
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Especially Don’t Forget to Be ALWAYS Grateful For What You HAVE!

Also I recently came across this great Video Clip from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Speech.
Steve Jobs, if you don’t know was the co-founder of Apple and is an ex-CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.

Strong Words
“You’ve Got To Find Your Love ….. Do What you do believe is great ….. So Keep Looking, Don’t settle!

“If you live your day as if it were your last, then someday you certainly will be right. Remembering you are going to die. …
Your Time is Limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
… Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Stay Hungry and Stay Foolish.
Taken From Steve Jobs’ Speech, which I personally found inspiring.

Information Overload And Overwhelm

Information Overload has been defined as “Stress induced by reception of more information than is necessary to make a decision (or that can be understood and digested in the time available) and by attempts to deal with it with outdated time management practices” According to the BusinessDictionary.com

Lately, I have been going through Information Overload. Information Overload is what most if not all Internet Newbies as well as some Webmasters, even some Internet Marketing Gurus go through at some part of their Internet Marketing journey. I went through this information overload back in February 2008, when I first started my internet marketing journey and then gave up all of my internet Marketing.  I bought a lot of ebooks, courses, attending too many seminars and this proved too much to handle and far too much information for me to process leading to Information Overload  and severe overwhelm. I started way too many projects on differing topics using differnt sources of information without completing any one project. This ultimately, led to my failing in internet marketing.
Please Not Again! What to do, differently?
First of all, don’t get sidetracked. Emails that are sent to you from friends, colleagues, Internet Gurus who you signed into, etc flood into your email inbox everyday and each and every hour. This is what happens to my inbox every single day and quite regularly. I have subscribed to a great many Internet Guru’s Lists and most of them totally bombard my inbox with some useful stuff and some not so useful stuff. Leading to TOO MUCH STUFF that I can’t handle, process and implement and there it is again, INFORMATION OVERLOAD AND INFORMATION OVERWHELM.
DO The Following:
Set Time aside to complete ONE task that you have planned to do.
You can only FOCUS on ONE thing at a time. so STAY FOCUSED on that ONE TASK.
Part of the Studying ONE topic at a time, instead of trying to study too many topics. Studying too many topics, or areas of internet marketing will definitely Drown You with Sooooo much Information and You Will ulitmately suffer from Information Overload and Overwhelm, as I did in February 2008, when I first started my internet marketing journey and nearly once again!

I have been a Victim of Information Overload and many of you out there are also victims of Information Overload which can overwhelm you and stress you out completely. Only a few of those (less than 1%), sadly will be people who manage to FOCUS on a single project, or a single task and Start to Make Money. The rest of the people, like myself in the past do get caught up in the trap of trying to learn every single thing that is presented. This urge to not miss out on anything and urgency to make money rapidly and get rich quickly way of thinking can lead to and can end up going from one idea to another idea. Emails keep flooding in from all of the Internet Guru’s websites and Lists you have ended up subscribing to. You keep carrying on tempted to open each of these emails, feeling compelled to open these emails in case you miss the latest trend or trick and miss out on the information. Thus there is an urgency and determination to open the very latest emails from the latest list you subcribed to, offering the supposed latest information. More and more information! Does this sound familiar??

If you want to make money and learn what you need to learn and set your mind to, you seriously need to FOCUS on what topic you are interested in and not get distracted. Study the Topic and Take Action on the Studying you have carried out. You should have a Study:Action Ratio as part of the Focussing on one project. 1 hour study on say Twitter may mean taking 3 hours on actioning it.

I myself am a victim of this addiction to opening and reading all the emails. I have definitely been there, done it and can wear the T-Shirt “I suffered from Information Overload”. In the past, I have not stayed focussed on the one objective or one topic and made absolutely nothing. Realising this potential mistake was difficult.
Do just one single thing at any time and do not get distracted. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU STAY FOCUSSED on what you are doing and what you want to achieve. ONLY THEN YOU WILL SUCCEED. Yes You Will!
Do not start one project and get distracted and move on to another project UNTIL You are sure that the first one project is completed.

So remember, stay focussed on what you are doing and what you really want to achieve and YOU WILL SUCCEED!

However, don’t ever give up trying to Focus on that one thing.

Use the following to help organise the tasks, project and things you need to do ONE AT A TIME.

Use MindMapping Software.
Use One Note (MS Office if you have it!) to organise your notes and EACH Project you want to work on.
Or create your own Index or Notes in MS Word or any other text based software.
Use www.EverNote.com. Just sign up to evernote.com and use this to file away your notes online and access them from anywhere providing you have internet access!

SO DO JUST ONE SINGLE THING AT A TIME AND FOCUS ON THAT ONE THING and YOU WILL SUCCEED!

To Your Prosperity

Sofina Khan

One of My Websites is Not Showing up in Google!

After discovering a few tips on improving SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) from a number of Internet Marketing Seminars I had attended in the past. I explored SEO and even managed to get most of my websites successfully and with not too much difficulty in the top 10 rankings of Google, searches, based on specific Keywords.

To my surprise, 2 weeks ago (1st April 2010) April Fool’s Day, one of my websites that was consistently number one or at least in the first page of Google just disappeared. I panicked, I read Google’s WebMaster Guidelines to give me an indication of anything I had done wrong. I couldn’t figure it out! I did remember there were a few things that I had amended on the website itself, which could have had an impact. One change was adding Google Adsense ads on the first page of the actual website. But surely, that couldn’t of got my website de-indexed or stopped my site from being shown! Could it?
Well, as my site isn’t appearing in Google search results or not showing in the first 20 pages or so, or it’s performing more poorly than it once did, I decided to check with Google’s website as to what I could have done that was wrong. I discovered and visited Google’s  webmaster guidelines website. I read most of the guidelines and was still baffled as to what could have happened, as I truly believed that I had not violated Google’s Webmaster Guidelines to the best of my knowledge and understanding.  
I then wrote an email to Google Help about this problem and have had no response or reply. I will just wait patiently. In the meantime, I have searched almost 200+ pages looking for my specific website but just can’t find it! It seems to me that it has just disappeared in Google’s Search Engine. Panic “my website is not showing on google”. I am very frustated!

After further investigating and getting slightly bored completing cumbersome searching through endless pages of Google Searches. I realised that my mysterious website must be somewhere in Google’s Cyberspace!
A Couple of Checks:
In Google.com or Google.co.uk Search Box type the following: site:www.mywebsite.com
where www.mywebsite.com should be the name of the website that is not showing up in google. Do not leave a space between the site: and www as it does not show anything related to the website you are searching for if you do this.
Once you have entered this information, hopefully your website should come up. Voila, if it does!  At least you know that you have not been deindexed or removed from Google Search. Yippee!! My website did come up! One hurdle.
Second check, enter any unique text from your website and since it is your own content you can easily cut and paste something from your website and put this string of text in quotes. For example “sofina khan was born “ and do a search. Your website should hopefully then be listed in Google. If it is, then at least you know that you have not been removed from Google.
In my case, my website has been pushed down in rankings by my search term, but how far has it been pushed, I still do no know? I don’t know why, but I’ll wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.
If however, your website still has not appeared when it did in the past. I would suggest that you get in touch with Google about Requesting Reconsideration of your site. Here is the link http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35843
Therefore, you can put a Request into Google to Reconsider your site.

In the meantime, I will just patiently wait for my website to push up again to the first page of Google, as I believe I haven’t violated any guidelines.
Possible Reasons as to why this happened?
When Google’s spiders web crawl the website, my host server may have been down! Server outage. Outrage on my part!
Possible devious individuals who have copied my content of my website and dupicated. Google bans this and could have banned your site as well as the others who have copied your content. Duplicate content is an absolute NO NO!
Something that you have put in your website that is of a spam nature.
There are other reasons to and these are not the only reasons ….

However, in my case, I think I will just be patient and just wait to see if my website moves up in the ranks again or ever, wherever it may be at the moment. Good Luck
Sofina

Thank You

Posted by sofina under Blogging

Many Thanks For Your Patience to All of My Readers.

Thank you for your patience and bearing with me to each and every one of my readers.
This website was moving hosts and there were a few problems in doing so but nothing too difficult.
As I mentioned that if things disappear or are moved around this is why. However, please do not panic.
I will endeavour to make the whole process of moving from one web host to another as safely and quicky as I possibly can. I DID!
Thank you in advance.

31st March 2010. My website and hosting have successfully been changed. A great website on How to Change Hosts, Check below.

Changing Web Hosts – Tips on Moving Your Website

I will be posting a series of vidoes on how to successfully
1) Change Domain Registrars (complicated and tricky)
2) Change Hosting Providers (Hosts)
3) Backing Up All Wesbites and Data
4) Restoring all websites to new host
5) Different Ways of Backing Up WordPress Sites and Databases
Basically the steps to do this will be posted to YouTube when I get the chance to help others to discover how to do the above.
Please watch out or subscribe to my RSS Feed to be updated.
To Your Success
Sofina

RSS Setting UP

Posted by sofina under Blogging

What is RSS?

Some of you who are already experts in Internet Marketing and building websites, may think that I am a bit foolish not having the RSS Feed on my wesbite. Well I do apologise, recent comments on my blog made be very helpful readers have asked me if I have a RSS feed. Well I do, I just have not put it as a link on my website.

Well, now I have and you can find it on the top of this website! Go ahead and feel free to subscribe to my RSS Feed to keep informed of all my posts.

For those of you, who are still new to this game. You may ask what on earth is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is the format for distributing news and other web content. When you put content into RSS and send that content to other people or websites, it’s called an RSS feed.

Feeds are very powerful. They attract the interest of the search engines and they reach new audiences. They also keep current interested readers or audience, such as the ones I have. The RSS Feeds keep the audience constantly udpated and it keeps you in communication with your audience. It is the ultimate permission content delivery vehicle. The readers or audience will be made aware of any updates or new posts if they have subscribed to the post and will be able to come to your site every time a new post is made or some page changed. Therefore, tp offer an RSS feed of your blog helps your audience and readers, as I found out!

Your RSS feeds could then get picked up on multiple sites and may even come to the attention of journalists when they do an initial search. If they are already feed savvy and they use a reader to do their online research, your news feed can be right on their desktop. So a person like me, who will be updating my site quite regularly,  a visitorcan come back to this site and see all those updates as they will know about them through RSS and automatically gets the content updates and come to your site.

Every blog has a feed. Most of the new social media sites are using RSS Feeds to distribute their content. Twitter runs on RSS feeds, Facebook and MySpace use feeds.

Web Content Syndication: RSS and SEO Strategy
Web content syndication with RSS is the next big thing in SEO. In the recently published Google SEO Starter Guide, Google acknowledges that tweaking your tags and on-page elements are not as important as having good content and a reputation in your community. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, syndicates your web content to other sites and builds inbound links, making RSS one of the most effective SEO strategies today. RSS is fast becoming a mainstream application. Adoption is rocketing and sites using RSS report excellent results: an increase in search ranking, more qualified traffic on the site and even increased sales. Taken from Press-Feed Website.

Want to Learn more about RSS, click here for more on RSS in simple terms.

It’s really easy to setup a feed in WordPress.

First Create Your Webfeed. Go to Google’s Feedburner http://feedburner.google.com  This will take you to Google’s FeedBurner. If you already have a FeedBurner account, then click on to the Claim My Feeds Now and log in to your Feedburner account. If not, you can use a Google email account to sign into your account. You will be taken to the Feedburner where you can follow the instructions. You will be eventually given an original feed looking something like this http://<Your Website>/feed/

If you are using WordPress. Just create a new widget (Dashboard, Appearance, Widgets, add a Text Box in your sidebar and cut and paste your HTML Feed link code (<a href=”http://<Your site name>/feed/” target=”_blank” title=”Subscribe To Your site name’s RSS”>Subscribe To My RSS </a>. That’s it. You have an RSS Feed! This is one was of putting an RSS feed in your WordPress website. There are many others, some WordPress themes already have a RSS wdiget preinstalled making it even easier.

To Your Success and Prosperity

Sofina

About Forum Participation

What is a Forum?

Participating in Forums can provide valuable insight to business owners. Not only for sales, but for some good perspectives from others in your industry as well as potential clients. Forum marketing is not always going to provide you with instant gratification though. It takes time to build a credible profile, and when participating in a forum you can wind up giving more information than you gain. However, despite all of this there are still some benefits of participating in forums. The main benefit is for you to build up a strong profile and use your profile to help others and you in your business.

What are some of the BENEFITS OF FORUM participation?

Building A Network. Getting or being involved in forums is a great way of creating a network for yourself. It is a great way to keep up with industry news or something that your customers or potential customers are interested in. This buiding of a Network, won’t happen overnight and you will be pleasantly surprised when you do build a network of people.

Direct Selling Being a member and regular participant of Forums can be used to assist you in making direct sales from forums but is not your main purpose. This will not be your primary goal to do this and let me highlight it is not the major intent of the participation. Some participans will be looking for learning about some product or service and asking for a recommendation form Forum Members. In that case, you can offer your opinion and voluntary recommend a product or service that you know will help. This can be a link with an good explanation behind it.

Test Audiences. Get others to think about what you have written in your blog, product description, by putting it forward to the forum audience. 

Powerful Recommendations. Before you purchase something, be it an expensive appliance, a laptop, expensive TV it is only natural to find out more about what you might to be purchasing. You can use forums to gain more understanding and opinions on practically anything. Go to google and type the chosen topic or product + Forum. You’ll be surprised at the great number of Forums that are out there for any product and service.

How do You go about Participating in a Forum?

Introduce Yourself. Introducing yourself needs to be the very first step.  Give a little background about yourself and DON’T jump in and start posting your opinions. Always let the existing participants of the forum to welcome you into the Forum site. Make sure you always let them know you are genuine and their to participate in the forum as a participant and forum member.

Do Not Self Promote.  If you mention even in a non promotional way or keep mentioning a few times what you do, this will not be a good thing from the point of view of the forum. Most forums have searchable profiles. so you don’t have to keep promoting yourself. At the end of the day, if someone is seeking you out, or begins to trust you, it is more than likely they will look up your profile to get an idea of what you’ve posted before. DO NOT go dropping links to your website or blog or appear to overrun memebr with spam. It might actually get you into trouble by other forum members reporting you and member forums may not wish to communicate with someone who they can’t trust. Always ensure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of use for the forum you have joined and have chosen to participate in. For some Forums, self promotion can result in banning from the Forum!! So be careful. Also, be careful of Forum Trolls which in Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community ..

Avoid Attacking other participants. Always try to steer clear of Drama which is inevitable in forums. Forums by their very nature are a place to have open discussions about topics. Posting your personal opinion on something is fine, but to attack others personally will not establish you with a good reputation and will backfire later.

Always Be Helpful When You Can. You may be on the forum with one intent of promoting your product or service. However, if you have knowledge on something about a subject that is being discussed by all means offer some advice, your knowledge and insight. This is vitall when you are trying to establish yourself as a resource and a person who is knowledgeable for a product or service.

Remember it takes time to build an honest rapport within the forum members and Forum Communitywho are inevitably going to be protective of their forum. Let’s face it, as users or members of any groups we really don’t want groups or forums to be overrun with spam and link drops and “Forum Trolls”.
Forums can be a great resource on many levels and may just provide you with the extra push that you need to get more in touch with the product or service of an audience.

I am sure you must have enjoyed reading this post and no doubt it has increased your understanding of Forums and Forum Marketing.

To Your Success

Sofina

Hosting A Website

For the Internet Masters out there and people already of internet marketing, creating websites, hosting, etc, please jump over the next bit.
However, for Internet Newbies. Once a website is created, it is typically hosted on a commercial server, which is connected to the internet. This is known as hosting. The hosting term can also be used to refer to the housing of a web site, email or a domain or all three.
In essence, every web page, email, file, or online service is stored (“hosted”) on a computer (called a “server”) that is connected to the Internet. This is what Hosting means. The companies that do the hosting for you are normally referred to as HOST Providers.

What next?

Well, once you have decided that you want to start an internet business and you want to have a webpage(s), one or more websites or your own domain name or personal named blog (without using blogger or wordpress). You will need to have a host provider who will store the website and any emails connected to he website for you.

You now need to choose a HOST provider. There are many HOST Providers and the ones most reliable that I have come across and the HOST provider that I would personally recommend the most is Hostgator

To get further discounts on this HostProvider, ensure that you do a search on Google.com or google.co.uk and enter hostgator promo code. You will normally find a coupon or promotion code to give you a month free, for 1 cent or a percentage discount. Either way you’ll make savings!

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With JustHost, they have very good promotions. The trick is to add your order to checkout and then try to exit, a livechat person shoudl appear on your screen, giving you a further discount!!!!

Internet Marketing Journal

Posted by sofina under Blogging

I am documenting as much as I can about my internet marketing journey and have created a blog as a journal to chart most of the things I am learning, things and thought I wish to share with my readers and any helpful tips and information that people should know.

I want 2010 to be the year when I succeed in my Internet Marketing Conquest and I do want others to be inspired to do the same thing. Just always, remember, that the internet marketing world is not a “get quick rich” and I will never say this. As I have mentioned before, I wanted to start my internet business empire in February 2008, spent lots of money on autoresponders, hosting, ecourses, pdfs, etc. I gave all of it up, as I suffered from “information overload” adn really didn’t know where to begin and got lost in the internet marketing world. You have to learn different ways you can make money online and choose the one way to make money that you will really enjoy. Work on this, make the money (even if it is a few dollars to begin with) and repeat and rinse.
I am no dismissing the fact that there really are a very small number of people who do succeed in the internet over a very short period of time. However, for an average person it wll take time.

To Your Success

Sofina Khan

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Click here – Sofina’s Internet Marketing Journal



Social Media Marketing Websites

According to Wikipedia,  Social media marketing is a term that describes use of social networks, online communities, blogs, wikis or any other online collaborative media for marketing, sales, public relations and customer service. Common social media marketing tools include Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Orkut and YouTube.

In the context of internet marketing, social media refers to a collective group of web properties whose content is primarily published by users, not direct employees of the property (e.g., the vast majority of video on YouTube is published by non-YouTube employees). Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Phenomenon

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Social Media

The Greatest communication Boom is here! Watch this video and see what’s coming!


Being Cautious of Internet Scams

By: Coty Schwabe

Everywhere you turn, there are programs that promise to make you some cash from the comfort of your home. The unfortunate thing is that a great deal of these programs are a lie.

One reason is that the methods taught are simply outdated, and just don’t work anymore. Or they don’t work like they used to.

A second motive is that the creators of the systems never did it themselves, but are in turn just trying to cash in by selling an idea. This happens very often, and it is sad that a great deal of people lose money in this way.

Lastly, a third reason that many methods don’t live up to their claim is simply because it’s just a sham, or a scheme. There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing, that do this just to make a quick buck.

While this sort of occurrence happens every day, there is a way to avoid it – by being a step ahead. By looking out for warning signs beforehand, you can avoid falling into one of these traps.

How to avoid being scammed online

Below are some key things to look for before joining online program that promises to make you some money.

Many of the scammers that setup fly by night operations promise to make you income in very little time such as hours or even minutes. This isn’t impossible in some cases, but for most people, there is generally a lag time between signing up, and seeing money made.

Another possible warning sign could be if the person running the program requests money in advance. While there are good, credible programs that require capital, some will ask for obscene amounts upfront. If this is the case, then don’t do it.

Do they have a refund or privacy policy? If you sign up, and they don’t have a privacy policy or refund policy, then you’re not protected at all. Always make sure that the site has some sort of policy for you.

Lastly, there are scammers out there that write fine print, and stick it at the bottom of the page. If you don’t read it, or skip right over it – then you’re at fault; not them. Read the whole page carefully.

While these items aren’t the only ones, this is a great starting place. Be sure to always check these areas before you jump out and join the next “hottest thing.”

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Learn Real Estate Secrets from the Property Experts

Do you really want to Learn how to succeed in property / real estate in all markets whether up/down or sideways markets.

Well all you have to do is listen to these experts and learn from them.

In the UK, there are various Property Networking Events all over the UK teaching all kinds of people about real estate secrets.
These networking events are held in Berkshire, Hampshire, East Midlands, Leeds, Kent, Birmingham, all over the UK.

At these events, you have the property expert speakers talking about tips, property market, landlords, tenants, recent legislation, Lease Options, and anything related to property and investing in real estate. Read the rest of this entry »

Twitter

Posted by sofina under Internet Marketing, Make Money Online

Twitter

 Twitter is basically an open channel chat program with people writing and chatting about any subject you can thinks of and it makes an excellent resource for targeted marketing.
Twitter is one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet, which means you will never run out of new followers and possibilities however hard you try.
Unlike social networks like Facebook and Myspace where profiles, pictures and videos take precedence, Twitter is all about messaging, making it a far more direct platform for getting your message across.
Since you can have as many Twitter accounts as you like regarding anything you like, and each with minimal setup time, the potential for promotion possibilities are literally endless.
There are numerous ways to find Twitter users with interest in your chosen niche or topic of interest, and whether you learn to do this manually or setup a way to do this automatically, Twitter is one of the easiest sytems to learn. Read the rest of this entry »

How To WordPress

Learn  Everything you want to know about WordPress in one place.

What is WordPress? WordPress is an application that contains everything you need to create a web-site. Yes your own website, you can have as many web pages as you want and care to. It takes seconds to create and build your own website and it really is easy and costs nothing! There is no need to purchase website software, no need to pay your hard earned cash to website designers just to make your presence on the web. Best of all you can get a site started straight away and WordPress is useful in helping you getting search engine optimasation (SEO).

Definition of “WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” http://wordpress.org

I am a truly a great advocate of using WordPress to blog, create websites and to aid in SEO – Search Engine Optimisation.

It is easier to use, create web pages, using WordPress and there are a huge amount of resources out there to help you on your way to start to use Word Press in your internet marketing journey and help you to make money online.

If you really want to get help in starting , there is a great WordPress Training website that can teach you how to use WordPress (if you are a total newbie)  and I recommend this thoroughly. The lessons are free!!

 The WordPress lessons are entirely free and if you truly want to join the WordPress Classroom to learn even more about WordPress’s enhancing capabilities you can join the WordPress Classroom, I would be for all that too. Read the rest of this entry »

System G Formula – Make Money Online

This year, I had the privilege of listening to a unique and very charming Mr Tony Sharpe at an Internet Marketing Seminar that I attended. The event was great, however, the person that stood out the most was Tony Sharpe.
He presented his seminar with great enthusiasm, warmth and genuine belief that you can achieve an Internet Business. I can tell you that I have been to a number of Internet Seminars in the last few years but this guy stood out from the rest in a very nice way.
I then went on to sign up for Tony’s 1 day ‘Monkey See Monkey Do -MSMD’ workshop where I learnt heapfuls of stuff to help me in my online businesss. I can’t even begin to tell you, how much you can learn. From Affliate Marketing, Kunaki, membership sites, etc.
Tony Sharpe also has a great product called System G Formula,
Read the rest of this entry »

Chris Howard’s Breakthrough to Success Event

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