Feb 172014
 

I get a lot of questions about how I’ve used a blog to market my business. In answering these questions I have found that many people are confused about the differences in a blog Vs. website. If you are one of these people, don’t feel bad; I too was not completely educated about the differences when I began my work from home journey. 

Let’s just start by pointing out that blogs and websites are completely different creatures. They can, and do, have similarities, but contain different elements and have very different purposes. To know which creature you need, blog Vs. website, you must first understand how each differs from the other so you can decide which one is best for you and your business. 

Content

When you frequent a blog, you will notice that the content changes—if it is updated properly. The content (or blog posts) will change depending on the blog writer’s content schedule. They may update their blog once per day, twice per week, twice per month—but the content will update and change. If you visit entrepreneur Michelle Shaeffer’s blog, the first page you see will contain a summary of her latest posts. Click on the title of any of the posts from that day and you can read the entire post. Blogs showcase content in reverse chronological order, meaning that the freshest content will be at the top of the blog summary page—with older posts being being underneath based on the post date.

At the bottom of each post you will also find a place where you can comment on her content. You can share your opinion, ask questions or simply thank her for the information. Comments make a blog interactive. They give the reader the opportunity to share their views on the content and can allow the blog owner the opportunity to expand their thoughts and begin a real conversation on the subject.

When you visit the main page of a website you will see static information. I’m going to use the Jenny Craig website as an example; only because it is that time of year when everyone thinks about getting healthy and geared up for Summer. The website shows off information about the Jenny Craig program. When you click on the tabs at the top of the page you are taken to pages of “static” information that tell you all about the program and offer tips and hints for your weight loss journey. While the content will most likely be revamped over time, it doesn’t include content that is updated on a regular basis. I do want to point out that this website does host links to weight loss blogs, although it isn’t an actual blog. 

Unlike a blog, there is also not a place to leave a comment regarding the information on each page. This website is here to show information about the program and to sell products and services. It is an online advertisement. And other than the forum that this particular website offers its viewers, the communication only goes one way—from the website owner to the website viewer. 

Overall Feel

Websites normally have a more professional feel. The content is often written more formally. Blogs, however, are often written in a less formal way. The goal of a blog is to put out informative/educational information about a topic. The topics may vary depending on what is going on in the blogger’s life or what topic the blogger wishes to educate her readers about. While websites can also offer educational/informative content, it is normally geared toward the service or product the website is showcasing. 

Conclusion

Simply put, think of a website as an online storefront—where you go to purchase a service or product—and think of a blog as an online magazine—where you go to read regularly updated information about a topic or somehow related topics—example: a parenting site that talks about topics related to babies and children. 

I hope this has helped clear up some of the differences between blog Vs. website. If you still have questions, please leave a comment or contact me at info@mcaworkfromhome.com.

Have a blessed day!

Jan 012014
 

You’ve been reading posts, checking out Facebook groups and googling information about MCA. But you still haven’t made the decision to join. Why? If you are anything like I was when I first joined, you are skeptical—and that is a good thing. You never want to jump into a business venture without thoroughly checking it out. 

I can tell you that it is one of the best business decisions I have ever made. Deciding to become an MCA associate helped me substantially increase my work from home income and allowed me to earn more in 2012 than I have in any other year. 

When I first started looking in to MCA, I thought that it was just a little too good to be true. It seemed like a very interesting concept and everyone seemed to love the program; but, I am not one to jump into anything just because you tell me it is a good idea. I read everything I could get my hands on about the company, I asked questions and I found people who were actually working the business—and I asked more questions. 

Before you decide to join MCA, I want you to feel comfortable with the company and with the program. MCA, or Motor Club of America, can help you increase or (in some cases) entirely replace your existing income. The program offers awesome benefits and can provide individuals with a great roadside assistance protection plan. Not only will you be able to market the roadside assistance program, you will also be able to market the associate program which can help others earn an income. 

If you are looking for a way to earn more income in the New Year, MCA is the perfect choice. Please send me an email at info@mcaworkfromhome.com or leave your questions in the comments field below. I would love to answer all of your questions and help you decide if MCA is right for you.

Before you leave, take the time to check out this post for September. My August Income with MCA. It outlines my August income with MCA. Then you can decide if you would enjoy adding this type of money to your income streams.

Have a great New Year and God bless!

Nov 292012
 

 

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MCA – A Legitimate Work at Home Opportunity

While it can be difficult to discover the perfect work from home opportunity, people often make it even harder than normal. You, of course, need to check every opportunity you consider to ensure that it isn’t a scam; however, you do not want to  pass up a legitimate opportunity.

Many people often find a good, legitimate opportunity only to try it for a few short days or weeks and then suddenly decide it isn’t for them. As I have said before, there is no opportunity (at least I haven’t found it) that will make you a millionaire overnight. You have to put hard work into any work from home opportunity

I think the problem lies in the fact that most people want instant gratification, they want to simply start with an online opportunity and automatically become rich. This just doesn’t happen! I know i have written a lot about not giving up after a short period of time–and that is because I have seen so many people attempt to start an opportunity, only to throw in the towel before they have given it a fair chance. I have been successful with my MCA venture; however, if I hadn’t stuck it out for a few weeks I would have definitely lost out.

Tips for Staying in the Work From Home Game

1. Completely understand the opportunity before you start

Don’t just join an opportunity because other people are advertising that they are making money. Take that information and explore the opportunity a little further. It could be that these people possess skills that you just don’t have–or aren’t willing to learn. You also might find that there are some hidden details that will make earning money with that particular opportunity a little more difficult. You should always ask questions and find out exactly what you will be doing–and everything there is to know about an opportunity–before you sign up.

2. Expect to put a lot of work into your new job or business

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can magically make money just because you signed up for a great opportunity. You are going to have to put forth effort in any opportunity you choose–granted some opportunities will require less effort than others. Successful people know that they have to work for their money–no one is going to hand it to you.

3. Give yourself an ample amount of time before giving up

Success (for the most part) isn’t going to happen overnight, you have to give yourself a fair amount of time in order to begin earning with most opportunities. What if you end up giving up right before your business really took off–just because you didn’t want to wait another day. I have seen many people on the brink of success give up before they should have. Don’t throw in the towel just before your ship comes in.

Working from home can be more difficult for some because they aren’t seeing a steady paycheck come in week after week; however, those paydays could be right around the corner, if you only give yourself–and your opportunity–a fair shot.

 

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