57 Famous Alibis Why People Do Not succeed making money online

Procrastination, your biggest enemy.


static.squarespace.comYou know that feeling, that feeling of when you know that you have to do something, but you are not doing it.
It looks like your whole body is resisting.
For the last couple of days, I have been reading “Think and Grow rich” from Napoleon Hill, witch by the way I highly recommend to read.
He talks about the power of thoughts and that the one thing you have control of in your life are your those thoughts.
Don’t you find it a tricky thing, your thoughts?
Before I started reading all the personal development books it never occurred to me that you actually  are able to influence to own thoughts.
Did you know that your mind can’t see the difference between what is real and what’s not? That is why it is so important when you want something in live you have to visualize the outcome of your goals every day and you’ll see that you will start to believe. But more important that you’ll be able to see the opportunity’s that are leading towards your goal.
I tried it with this simple exercise. I felt a little bit sad last week, I don’t know why, just for no reason.  But in order for to get things done, it is a lot easier if you are in a happy state of mind, right?
So what I did was looking into a mirror and I started to laugh! And I kept doing that for as long as it was necessary for me to be feeling happy again 🙂
I tricked my mind. I was sad for no reason and after the laughing session I felt happy as one can be. You should try this, it’s really fun.

So if this possible, what else is?

As I announce in the tittle of this article, we would talk about reasons why people do not succeed.
This can be in their personal life.
This can by in their business.
This can be in all parts of your life.
The reason why people do not succeed is because the allow their thoughts to influence them.  It’s a matter of
“do your thoughts control you or do you control your thoughts?”
One thing that all people who do not succeed have in common. They all know the reasons why they did NOT succeed. They know all the reasons for their failure and come with all these alibi’s for why they didn’t.
In this book of Think and Grow rich, there is a list of 57 excuses/reasons that people use for when they didn’t do something and keep procrastinating.
I read them all and so many of them I recognize. I hear other people use them so often.
Not that I’m perfect….but if you look closely to all these alibi’s you will notice that they are all “outside” excuses. They don’t have anything to do with the person itself.
It’s always because of some one or something else.
The fact that you are reading my blog makes you different. You search online for ways to escape these  alibi’s.
And if not…It’s never to late
You know, mind control is not easy. It’s the result of a lot of self-discipline and it must become a habit. And as I said before you either control your mind or it controls you.
There is nothing in between. You can’t say that you have only half control over you own thoughts!

How do we control the mind

If you have ever practiced meditation ( I practice Vipassana meditiation, your can read here how that changed my live and helped my on my journey towards success) you know how your mind keeps playing tricks with you.
With Vipassanna meditation you close your eye’s and focus on your breathing and the sensations on your body. Your only task is to observe. But somehow your mind keeps wandering of and you have to force your mind to go back and focus ones more.
This will repeat itself again and again.
So, the most practical of all the methods you can think of is the habit of keeping your mind busy with a definite purpose which is back by a definite plan.

According to Napoleon Hill:

“Study the record of any man who achieves noteworthy success, and you will observe that he has control over his own mind, moreover, that he exercises that control and directs it toward the attainment of definite objectives. Without this control, success is not possible”
The following list of famous alibis comes straight out the the book “Think and Grow Rich” from mister Hill.
These are the reasons or alibis people use to justify themselves towards others but most certain also towards themselves.
Do you recognize them? did you hear others, or maybe even yourself say them?
I know I have.
But I have to say to from early age on I came to the conclusion that you are responsible for your own actions and therefor also for your own thoughts.
IF I didn’t have a wife and family . . .
IF I had enough “pull” . . .
IF I had money . . .
IF I had a good education . . .
IF I could get a job . . .
IF I had good health . . .
IF I only had time . . .
IF times were better . . .
IF other people understood me . . .
IF conditions around me were only different . . .
IF I could live my life over again . . .
IF I did not fear what “THEY” would say . . .
IF I had been given a chance . . .
IF I now had a chance . . .
IF other people didn’t “have it in for me” . . .
IF nothing happens to stop me . . .
IF I were only younger . . .
IF I could only do what I want . . .
IF I had been born rich . . .
IF I could meet “the right people” . . .
IF I had the talent that some people have . . .
IF I dared assert myself . . .
IF I only had embraced past opportunities . . .
IF people didn’t get on my nerves . . .
IF I didn’t have to keep house and look after the children . . .
IF I could save some money . . .
IF the boss only appreciated me . . .
IF I only had somebody to help me . . .
IF my family understood me . . .
IF I lived in a big city . . .
IF I could just get started . . .
IF I were only free . . .
IF I had the personality of some people . . .
IF I were not so fat . . .
IF my talents were known . . .
IF I could just get a “break” . . .
IF I could only get out of debt . . .
IF I hadn’t failed . . .
IF I only knew how . . .
IF everybody didn’t oppose me . . .
IF I didn’t have so many worries . . .
IF I could marry the right person . . .
IF people weren’t so dumb . . .
IF my family were not so extravagant . . .
IF I were sure of myself . . .
IF luck were not against me . . .
IF I had not been born under the wrong star . . .
IF it were not true that “what is to be will be” . . .
IF I did not have to work so hard . . .
IF I hadn’t lost my money . . .
IF I lived in a different neighborhood . . .
IF I didn’t have a “past” . . .
IF I only had a business of my own . . .
IF other people would only listen to me . . .
IF – and this is the greatest of them all – I had the courage to see myself as I really
am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a
chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where
I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and
less time building alibis to cover them.
Have heard people say them out loud? I know I have.
Look, success is something different for everybody, but in the western world ( and everywhere else) success is measured in terms of money.
On of mans biggest fear is the fear of poverty. Not being able to provide for yourself and your loved ones. We are all in pursuit of money, because we know that it will bring happiness.
And maybe the people who do not pursuit money and live a hippie lifestyle soon figure out that all the healthy and biologic food is way to expensive for them so in order to maintain that lifestyle the need to make more  money.

Why using these alibis

If you think of it….The reason why people are using these alibis is because they are not happy with where they are now.
But in the same time they are comfortable.
And that is your biggest success killer 🙂
Your not happy, but it is oké….
Sometimes drastic things need to happen first before people get out of their comfort zone.
It like you have being forced out of your comfort zone.
The reason why I started to think differently and to start to get into the habit of controlling my mind, was when I hit bankruptcy in 2013.
I made a very bad decision business wise. I owned a restaurant and I thought it was a very good idea to buy another one.
Why? because I thought back then that if I worked harder I would get rich.
Now I think, how dumb can you be right.
There weren’t enough hours in a week and it was a bit to much, so to say.
Within 7 months the business was bankrupt. To make a long story short (read the longer story here) the other restaurant was saved in the end by 2 investors. But I was broke, financially back five years before.
I even went to social services!
I started to think….I always have been in the situation of not having money.
I wanted more for my family, for me and for everybody around me.
I knew that I had to work smarter and not harder.
But I am brought up in a way that you have to work hard and in my case hard for little…
I always had money problems / stress.
I knew if I wanted things to change, I had to change.  I had to learn to control my thought and direct them in a different direction.
My goal is for our family to go on holiday, every school holiday. To have a life without financially worries or stress. To be there for our kids and to do what we want to do.
I visualize my goals every day and I just know that it will happen, because I believe in it for it to be possible. I tell myself this everyday.
Controlling your thoughts is of course not enough. In order to succeed you have to take action.
But one thing….NO MORE RESTAURANTS! We still have one, witch is run by a good team of staff.
We automated the business and the place runs itself. We only have adjudge once in a while
But during the bankruptcy of the other business, it wasn’t clear wether  or not  the first restaurant would survive.
So I had to change my way of thinking and look for other business opportunities I could start without a lot of money.
I started looking online and I found a lot of crap 🙂
I didn’t have any experience, hens I came out of the restaurant business!
But now a year later I make my money online, how? and Why?
Because I changed my way of thinking. I opened myself towards the thought of making money online.
How did we started making money online? With blogging.
Writing about the things I like.


So, if you want to succeed, you must stop blaming others fore your failure.

Failure doesn’t exist only lessons do.

But that failure you always will bring to something better.

And that the combination of controlling your thoughts  and taking massive action will bring you any where you like.


A last few tips:

  • Read daily
  • Listen to motivational audios every day.
  • Write down clearly what your goals are, where you see yourself in a period of time and read them out loud every day.
This way you will trick your mind and control your thought.
Do this in combination with meditation and you’ll bound to be successful.
If you want to know what saved us and how we survived the bankruptcy and how we are now making money online and live the life we had always visualized. I suggest you check this out
Can you think of any more alibis? Let me know in the comment box below

5 Reasons Why This Smart system Will Help You Stop Failing to Make Money Online

Is this you trying to make money online?

Do you know that feeling, that when you are trying to make money online, that nothing seams to work?

Definitely in the direct sales companies. They promise you freedom and loads of money, but in reality you are only working and make no or little money.
Only 3% of all the people who get started in a company like that will succeed.

Like I said, you have to work you ass of to get everything done. I remember the time that my own brother started with this MLM company and he tried everything to get my in. He would call me just to have a chitchat, something he would never do normally and than suddenly he would present me the offer and why I should really do this. I had to come to a home meeting where somebody else would give a presentation and after that I could sign up immediately.
He was going to build the biggest team in Europe…….. Where did I heard that before!

Luckily for me, I didn’t get in. (what pissed him off because he now didn’t get that bonus) sounds familiar?

The network marketer of today still makes a list of friends and family, bugs them to death, begs them to join, collects business cards, calls strangers, makes appointments, shows the plan, does 3-way calls, and gets disappointed… a lot.

Thinking about that reason why you got started in the first place.
You probably wanted more money or more free time to do the things you love or spend more time with your loved ones.

So it is not a very smart way for you to build a business, but that’s probably all you know, because that’s what you were taught, right?
You don’t know any better, because no one has shown you a better way.

So,  let me help you

Make money online

When we got started, we didn’t know anything about making money online.

When we talked about it to the people  where we were surrounded with, most of them laughed at us. they associated making money online with pyramid schemes.
But that couldn’t be true, we saw so many “normal and regular” people making a lot of money online.

We build our own websites, they crashed. We didn’t know how to drive people to this website and to be honest it took the fun out of it.
We did know that you could use “content marketing” for building a business. Meaning that you could cash in on your passion.

Secretly we then would wish for some kind of automated system that would do the work for us. You know, a system that would introduce the concept for us, show the plan for us, follow up for us, close the deal for us, and even better…. up-sell for us.  So that we could concentrate on running our business and create content.

How awesome would that be?

Well, we found that system! We just discovered (January 2015) an amazing new ‘Smart System’ that can help anyone promoting anything!
If you are in network marketing business, home business, MLM, internet marketing, direct sales, or even traditional business offline, this system can help you and it will.

We are going to show you why with this smart system can do for you.


 It’s easy to use

If you ever did any of the things we talked about above you know it horrible.  Nobody likes doing those things, no matter how good you are at it. And NO ONE would say no to an automated system like this, that would do the work for them.
Here’s why they wouldn’t turn down a smart system… According to a survey of 500,000 people looking to make money from home, more than 70% were classified as advanced home business entrepreneurs. The same percentage said they had been working on their home business for at least 2 years. And of that group, over 90% admitted they were making less than $500 a month! Can you believe that?? I’m sure you can; you’re probably in that group. It’s a big group.

You started a business to make money online of offline, but with an outcome of freedom. What ever freedom means to you of course.

Now you are thinking “a system that does all the work?” Yes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything.  But now you actually work from home. You drive traffic to you home on the internet. But I’ll talk about that later in this blog.

It’s a high demand product in a booming business

Wow! did you know that according to internetworldstats.com, over 3 billion people use the internet everyday?

Of all those 3 billion people, 30% say their primary reason for using the internet is to make money online. So about 900 million people, that is thirty percent of 3 BILLION PEOPLE. I was shocked, because that’s a REALLY big number.

And according to Google, nearly 100,000 people type in ‘make money online‘ EVERY DAY!

make money online

And if you compare that to other popular niches like:

Weight loss

lose weight

Or skin care

skin care

So, you can see how big this market is. But don’t freak out because this pond is big enough for everybody. There are always people looking for people like you.


We live in a information and technology age

Do you know anybody using an old fashion phone book or the Yellow pages? Can you even remember them, those thick books.  Are they even being printed still? I don’t know. But I do know that less and less people own a landline, a home phone. or even listen to CD’s. Even our daily groceries many of us order online.
People are online!
We see so many online marketers without a website. a website of their own. I don’t mean the promotion website of the company the joined or the landings page of that company. I mean a website where you brand yourself, a website where people can learn about you and your product, your home on the internet.
As I said before “People buy from people who they know, like and trust.

Even business owners who have an offline business. Like us, we have a restaurant on the site. But all of the promotion is done online.
I you want to make money online, you have to be online! Period!


This Smart System is like Your own MacGyver Tool

You remember that time that when you left your home. you would carry a walkman or MP3 player (depending how old you are :-)) a phone, a notebook, a agenda maybe a torch. And on your desk would a calculator and a Rolodex!
A today we walk out that door with just one item…..your smartphone

It’s the same with this smart system. It’s a all-in-one system.

People like easy, I know we do. What about you, wouldn’t it be great if things where made easy for you?

And that’s exactly what the Smart System does. It’s finally been released as an all-in-one, like multi-purpose tool… MacGyver would have love it.

Think about:

The share on social media buttons
The feature that helps you to create compelling HeadlinesThe feature that helps you to find a topics

All different kind of widgets, so it is easy for you to customize you blog. That is why everybody can use this smart system, because no matter what business your in, you can customize it to your likes.

Keep in mind, this system generated $150 million in sales over the last couple of years…but it is now perfected and really easy to use for everybody.

The Smart System is designed to simplify your life. To help you create traffic, capture leads, and convert more sales. And all YOU have to do, is introduce it to people. And whatever you’re selling, you’ll sell more of. Whatever you’re promoting, you’ll promote it better.

Did you ever heard the Phrase “Work smarter, not harder”?

Even our ten year old can do it

What do we I mean by that? Well, this system is not only designed to make money online easy, but also designed in a way that everybody can work with it. That’s why they call it a SMART system… it does the work for you.
All you have to do is get people to see it. And that’s not very hard. There’s no technical know-how required, no previous internet or network marketing experience, and it can be accessed and utilized anywhere in the world.

Look, anybody can use this system. We asked our ten year old daughter to set it up and I can tell you….NO problem.
The only thing that you have to do is to get people to see it. And that’s where the content marketing come in.

They also call it “Cash in on your passion”, because you can actually write about your passion everyday. There are people searching the internet for every topic you can think off.
This is how you get to your blog everyday.
Don’t know what to blog about? Didn’t figure out what you passion is yet? No worries, it is a smart system! It will even provide you with the necessary topics for you to write about.


So, let’s see what we talked about.

  1. We talk about how dumb it is to keep marketing in the old way. Like collecting business cards, call strangers, make appointments, showing the plan and doing 3-way calls.
  2. We talked about our struggles and the struggles off many others and how our wish for an automated system came through.
  3. We introduced you to the Smart System and basically how dumb it would be not to use.
  4. We talked about how easy it was to use.
  5. We talked about the cool features that are build in this system and what makes it like a Swiss Army knife
  6. We talked about how everybody is online these days and if you want to make money online or offline, you have to be online.
  7. O! and I almost forgot, we talked about what a booming business the Make Money Online business is. Over a 100.000 people are searching on Google alone for the words “Make money online”. so you can imagine how big that market is and that you don’t have to worry about interested people.
  8. and again that things are made so simple for you. Even out ten year old can do it.


But still I can imagine that you are a little bit skeptical. I mean I know I was, when I ones got started online. Al these schemes and tricks. What is real and what isn’t.

The cool thing is that the truth or Hype Tv show has an episode, completely dedicated on this smart system.
They interview the CEO  ,Jonathan Cronstedt, of the company, The CMO Mars Burden and many success stories of people, normal people like you and me, making money. A lot more then the average of $500

They also explain all the tools and features that are included in this system and the cool bonus you get when you get started.

But the best part comes now!


You are a person who wants to know the full details of this opportunity before you make a decision to join.
You want to know what it is, how it works, how it will work for you, and how well is it working for others.

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You get access: 7 days for $9 with 60 days free use of the affiliate program



But if you are a person that knows that it’s possible to make money online.  You have seen that others are doing it and you believe that you can do it too if you would be part of the right opportunity.

smartsystemYou are more trustworthy and have less objections because you know making money online is possible.

Is this you? then just go here.

You can try the system for free for 5 days! And get free high quality training


Both options will lead to the same result, but the explanation is a little different. Longer or shorter.
None is better, but we really want you to succeed for ones in your life with this make money online. Because you deserve it.


So, Pick a link and lean back and enjoy the right.

Is everything clear? Are you as enthusiastic as we are???  Making money online is now really been made “easy”

Let us know in the comment below what your opinion is about this system.







19 Blogging Tips and a Simple Solution

Blogging daily….
That’s what you need to do if you want your blog to rank in the search engines,
you have to create content every day.

But where to get the topics? What to write about?
That is a question we get a lot.

And because we got this question a lot, a new topic was born!
nr 19……


19 tips for creating great content and brand yourself as the expert.


1. Current Events:

Write about something that is hot with your audience.
Or what is a topic of interest within your niche.

For example: you are a tax adviser and you use your blog
to brand and promote yourself.
You could write about a change within the law about tax related subjects.
Explain how this will effect certain people within a certain niche.

Or you are a golfer and you blog about the world championships that are being held that week.


2.Tips and Tricks:

Write about a certain topics and give a list of tips in order to solve
an existing problem.

If you want comments on your blog,
you could ask your readers to add a few more tips they know of.

Example: 3 tips about “how to…….”


3. What to do in……list:

Write an article about a certain subject and create a list of things to do.

The reader can get inspired and is invited to take action.

Example: 10 things you can do to grow your business in
the summer holidays.

Or ten places to visit while in Rome.


4. Write a review:

It always works if you use a great product or have read a great book to write a review or summary. And share you opinion.

For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog.
You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.


Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.


5. How to’s:

How to’s are always a good start to thing of.

Find out what your audience is looking for, what are there problems?
It is very important to know your market.
You can learn about your market place in different ways.
Send out surveys through your email list or through social media.

And do a tutorial about the most asked question.
You can provide a list of how to “solve a certain problem” Step by Step.

You can, of course, support this with a instruction video
recorded with screenflow or Camtasia.

 6. Create a Challenge:

What ever it may be…. a blogging challenge, or a weight loss challenge.
The best thing about this is that you can provoke people to leave
a comment and to join the challenge.

7. Publish an interview:

Interview an established person in the business
and together with an interesting subject you have great stuff to write about.

8. Make a list… :

People love lists! Not that people are lazy,
but if somebody else wrote a list it is always helpful.

Example: the top 10 of the biggest bloopers within….
Or the 10 best Word press plugins of 2015 to get more comments on your blog

Think about…

  • Checklists
  • How to lists
  • Tips, tricks, ideas
  • Summary
  • Reviews
  • FAQ
  • Best / worst
  • Fastest / slowest
  • Prettiest / ugliest
  • Etc etc

For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog.
You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.


Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.


9. Time savers:

Show your readers how they can shave time doing something in a different way,
concerning a topic they are interested in.

Example: How to quickly implement…..
How to empty your inbox everyday…..How to create more time for your children.

10. Answer questions, problems, needs and frustrations:

In business and in private, peoples lives are full of struggling.

It is always nice if you can help somebody out.
The best thing, of course, is when you can provide that person with a solution.

Again it comes back to knowing your market.

If writing is not your thing….a vlog is the perfect solution.
A vlog is a video blog.


11. A list of common mistakes:

People don’t like to make mistakes and that why an article as such is so popular.

You already did the research for them so that they can prevent themselves
of making that mistake.


12. Your story:

Your blog is your home on the internet, it’s also the place where
you can brand yourself.

Writing about what moves you, where you are coming from and where
you see yourself going is what people want to read.

Especially if you use your blog to sell products this is important.
People buy from people who they know, like and trust.

13. Feedback blog:

Ask your readers for a feedback.
You want to deliver better quality and what better way than to ask your audience.

 14. Pros and cons:

Write a article about a certain subject (know your market) and put all the pros and cons next to each other in a sheet.

Also great to ask to readers to respond or add to the list


15. About a lesson you learned:

Write about the thing you have read or studied.
Explain to your readers what you have learned.
By explaining it to your readers, you will understand it even better yourself.

It’s best when you learn, implement and teach.


16. What nobody says:

This works particular well to drive new readers to your blog.

Example: Everything your tax adviser doesn’t tell you……

It will make people curious.


17. Case study:

We like to test things different online tools. Some work and some don’t.

Write about your experience and or the results you got from them. This is valuable information and could trigger people to buy the product. Very nice if you are an affiliate of that product.


18. Ask your readers:

It’s like with a lot of things, just ask.
Why not ask your readers what the would like to read about?
Maybe ask them a question first like “What is your biggest frustration?”
When your ask explicitly you’ll bound to get an answer,

 I hope these ideas will help you,
but I know out of experience that it can be a challenge every day.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a plugin that would give you
suggestions about what to write about?
There is!
Read on ……

Definitely if you just got started it is a difficult task.

Most of all it is important that you get in a daily routine of blogging.

And what kind of blog are you going to use?

Surely, you don’t want to build a blog, a website, you want to blog,

And you don’t want to pay somebody a lot of money to build you one.

You want a blog that has all the features and plugins
that makes it easy to share your content.

And a little help with “what to write about” would also be welcome!


What if……

Well with the new Kalatu Blogging System
all these problems are solved.
This system will provide you with topics to write about.

This system will help you to syndicate (share) your content

There is even a build in feature that helps you to create catchy headline


And if you want to make money with blogging ?

This is the platform you would like to be part of right now, today!

Don’t over – complicate business …..
Make it FUN,
Full off Value,
And learn how to blog together with thousands of others …….

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Building Internet Lifestyle in Vegas Part 2


Why is Dirk not coming?

Dirk really wanted to come with me.
But we decided to split up
for the weekend:
So he can be there for our 2 kids,
Sem, our 10 year old daughter
and Nick, our 5 year old son.

They will spend time together
during a holiday weekend
in the countryside, while I will tune in
the energy and trainings
in Las Vegas .

The great thing about working
together with Dirk and be the parents
of our 2 kids….
Is that we are able to split up like this.
Dirk can charge the family battery,
while I will fuel myself with the energy of
being with our fellow internet warriors.

And taking it back home.

I love to tell you how Dirk and I got here,
in this adventurous online lifestyle,
working as a team and building a team
as a couple in an amazing company.

Can you believe our online path just started
with blogging??!!

It’s telling others what you love, what you do,
what you want to share,
and be able to share valuable info to people
who love to read about it!

We challenge you, for 21 days to use the Kalatu blog
to leverage the internet and share your passions with others.

And learn how to cash in on your passion……

21 day blogging challenge
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Building Internet lifestyle 2015 in Las Vegas Part 1

On my way!

Yay! It’s time !!
And the moment is there to leave The Hague
and travel to Las Vegas.
On my own….
And that’s really weird!
But it’s perfect & I’m SO excited !!

In Las Vegas I will visit a revolutionary event,
that will last
for 3 days in a row.

Before I will tell you all about it,
and how this event will benefit our online business …

Let me share some family impressions
with you after I just left home …..
Because my family is part of my why
to build our internet lifestyle.

My sweeties!!! Dirk Sem and Nick.
Just got this picture while is was in my train and they were
having breakfast 🙂

uitzwaaifoto Miss them already,
but it’s worth it!

Follow my next blog to follow me on this trip?

It all started with using our Kalatu blog.
That is used by thousands of successful entrepreneurs.
Sharing their passions.
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How I Saved My Business and Skyrocked Again.

Being on the door of Social Service

Many of you don’t know, but today one year ago we were knocking of the doors of Social Services to save our business as a last resort.
Everything was accepted and arrangements had been made.
Luckily I am surrounded by good friends how were there to help and saved us from bankruptcy.
I knew something had to change.
I changed my way of working. Smarter instead of harder.
Het Heden grew almost 20% in 2014.

And now a year later business is booming, online and offline.
A steady stream of income that we make online is growing.
Just want to say thank you to all of you for sticking around and believing in us.
What did we do?
Well, we clicked on a link like this:
We have put our email down and watched the free video.
After that we started our risk free our 7 day trial.
And from there we never stop and everything changed.
Sounds easy right, well it is!

WoW, life is great and so much can change in a year.
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How Content Marketing is the Way to Start a Business online. Six Essential steps

Content marketing in combination with a good Social Media Marketing plan is a very strong and powerful combination.
Getting your word out there and brand yourself or your product in such a way that people will get to know, like and trust you.


Because people will buy from people.  And remember: valuable content rules!

You are able to create value and you’ll become that reliable source of information for your customers and team members.


The six essential steps: the way to build your business online

1. Blog – A Blog or a website is your home on the internet. It’s going to be your easiest to use content tool that also offers a variety of social and SEO benefits.
For example: when you start your business you can grow your blog through SEO and keyword planning into a dominating position within the search engines. By syndicating (sharing) your content all over social media you can show all (potential) customers and team members to be, that you have the solution for their problems.

Use your blog wisely and create a powerful resource for future and existing customers.


2. Email Marketing – Email marketing is a very strong tool. They allow you to build a relationship with your audience. You can write from your blog, meaning that when have written an interesting article, you send that to your list of customers and prospects.
It’s a great way to keep everybody updated, you can ask questions and in that way you can nurture the connection.


For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog. You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.

YOU NEED TO START YOURS TODAY. Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.


How Content Marketing is the Way to Start a Business online. Six Essential steps

3. Social Proof – As in any business, word of mouth is the most powerful tool you can have. When people comment on your posts on your blog, use that. Make a screen shot and post it on your social media platform. Explain what the comment is about in more detail and create value in that way.
This is how the human brain works. If others say you are oké, then it must be true. If somebody in your team, or a customer is willing to make a testimonial video…great! Very powerful.


4. Be the Perfect Library – This is how you can out run your competition. Be a better resource center for valuable and most of al useful information.
It’s your blog that will act as the library, it’s where you send everybody to and that’s where everybody is coming back to for more.
The information provided by you is through article writing, videos and podcasts. Take note of this! Video rules, very important. People get to see YOU. Start making them today.


5. Social Networks & Media – Having a business and not being social are two things that will not go together. People expect you to be on the social platforms, just as much as they expect you to have a phone number and an email address and a website / blog.
Do some research on what social platforms your potential customers are and make sure that you are present.
This should be a daily task, building relationship is wonderful for your business. Use the content from your blog to promote.

If you use the right kind of blog the sharing buttons are already there, so you can understand how easy it is to be present. Even on Youtube live is been made easy for you. They share buttons for the different social media platforms are there. And with a click of a button…..


6. Events – Especially in the internet marketing business, events are great. Going to events will give you the opportunity to connect with like minded people. It will keep you in there right mindset.
An other way of events is hosting them yourself. This can be done online. In a form of a webinar or Google Hangout you can invite people to them and there you can lead with value. Give information that helps your prospective customer. They’ll love you for it.


For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog. You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.

YOU NEED TO START YOURS TODAY. Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.


What other steps can you think of that are important in “the way to start your business online”. And let me know what you have learned from this article.


The Step by Step Guide to Social Media Marketing Managment Tools

Building a business online involves being active on social media sites.

But these social media platforms can consume all your time if you are not careful. Personally I really don’t like all the “liking”, “sharing” and “posting”, but it is essential that you do.

If you really want to stand out in your online business, you have make use of a variety of marketing management tools.

So how can you profit from the social media available. you have to tap in and make use of the right social media marketing tools.

What are these social media marketing tools?

As the word says, tools that manage your social media.

You have the option to use these tools for a single account, but if you are very serious about your marketing strategies they can manage multiple accounts for you.

I will provide you here with a list of easy to use marketing management tools:

Did you know that 70% of the people trust recommendations from friends versus 10% trust advertising.

So, dominating the Social media in your niche is important.


1. Sprinklr: Social media marketing platform and consulting services for consumer & B2B marketers as well as agencies. Provides social media audience research, acquisition, content promotion and measurement tools.

2. Sprout Social: Affordable social media dashboard, monitoring, team workflow, influencer and contact management, performance metrics and daily or weekly email summaries. Supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp and Foursquare.

3. Hootsuite: A great tool that will publish and spread your content through out the week. It even shows you when your contacts are online the most so you can schedule ahead.

4. Sendible: Social media marketing platform that supports 30+ networks & services offering management of: accounts/profiles, messages & content, social contacts, content discovery, engagement, blog content & promotion, monitoring and analytics. Also offers a white label version for agencies.

5. Postling: Local business social media marketing platform to create content, stay organized and reach customers. Currently free for small business or personal use. Postling is your all-in-one inbox for all social activity about your business. Read and respond to comments left on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog. You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.

YOU NEED TO START YOURS TODAY. Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.


6. Spredfast: The Spredfast Social Marketing Platform empowers brands to involve their audiences with relevant, engaging experiences to build meaningful relationships.

7. Awareness: Recognized for its powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based software, AwarenessHub delivers a game-changing and comprehensive system to centrally manage all social media activities, all from a single platform.

8. Objective Marketer:  Offers social media marketing and analytics with integrated campaign management (Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, YouTube), multi-channel execution, engagement reports and user management.

9. WildFire Interactive: Platform for easy creation, implementation and management of branded interactive campaigns including: sweepstakes, contests and give-aways.

10. Janrain: Web based platform of tools including: Engage to make it easy for users to connect a site with their social networks, Federate to facilitate navigation across multiple web properties & partner sites with a single log-in (currently supports 16 networks), Capture to leverage user data for personalized experiences.


Maybe you worked with some of these social media marketing tools. Did I miss out on some?

Let me know what you’re experience is and of course, witch one did I left out that is working so well for you?


For a Small Business Owners it is Unthinkable Not to Have a Website / Blog. You Need an Online Presence as Much as You Need an Email and Phone Number.

YOU NEED TO START YOURS TODAY. Click HERE for your marketing ready business blog / website.