Life’s not All about work.

Life’s not All about work.

Being self employed allows me to do many things. Firstly I sacked the Boss many moons ago and there will be no going back there. I am working towards the dreams of my wife and I now, not providing wealth for someone else !

I consider myself blessed because I love all three of my businesses, whereas I know that some people hate the one job they have. I can also decide when I work, to my own timetable and are not dictated to by someone else. And, if I fancy the afternoon off to go down the beach then I do just that, because life’s not all about work.

And some days my daily commute last about 12 seconds. That’s right, the time it takes to travel from the bathroom to the office is 12 seconds – the office of course being on the same floor in our house.

But do you know, I’m nothing special. All I have done is found that I can make money on the internet quite simply. And by showing others how they can make their dreams come true, them my dreams are becoming a reality.

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Branding Yourself

The importance of Branding Yourself

History has proven that branding yourself is the best way to be heard above everyone else in this world. Branding yourself can include being controvercial, commanding respect through strength, influencing people through wisdom, becoming a ‘personality’ by tallent or strength of charature, or just shouting very loudly for a very long time.

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Most well know Politicians, World Leaders, Movie Stars, Musicians, Business Mogals and many other influential people brand themselves, and to the public this is who they are. Anybody can brand themselve’s as it is much easier these days with the internet reaching every corner of the planet.

Know, Like, Trust.

The purpose to branding yourself is to achieve your aims/goals and this is best done by letting people know who you are as a person and what you stand for, or what abilities/talents you have. These are essential requirements if you want to get a message across, sell something or become a figurehead for others to follow.

Once you allow other people to get to know you they will make a personal judgement about you based on what they see of you. There are people who are liked because they are beautiful, or clever, are funny or intelligent. However, some people are liked because they speak the truth, are contriversual, and even plain rude.

The best way to portray yourself though is as who YOU truely are, because then you are believeable and honest. This will lead to others ‘liking’ you. They may like who you are as a person, or what you look like, or how you come across, or what you talk/write about, or even your beliefs.

The follow on from liking someone is generally trusting them (exept for Politicans of course :-). And that means that by trusting them you do not question what they say, and will follow what they do or what they ask you to do. If they are successful in business you might want to follow and copy how they became successful yourself because you trust them and want what they have achieved.

How can you Brand Youself ?

It really is simple. Write/talk about things you are passionate about and demonstrate that you know your stuff. You can blog this all over the internet and people will find it and start following you because they are interested in what you have to say. Once you get to this stage they will follow you pretty much anywhere you want to take them……..job done !

I also have a business blog, which helps people understand and use the internet

Brand Yourself On-line


To brand yourself on-line is no different to working offline in any other professions. People will come to you because of what you provide and how you can help them. This is why you need to establish the ‘know, like and trust’ feelings with your customers. There are two ways of doing this on-line: one way is by using video marketing: the other method is by creating a free about me profile. You can find about me by going to

This will take you to a page that looks like the image below

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Once you are on the page you can then set up your free page which will let you brand yourself in your chosen ‘niche’ profession, interest or marketplace.

So how do you brand yourself on-line using a page ?

First of all you need to create an account.  This ideally needs to be in your own name (one of the major must haves, to establish ‘know, like and trust’ on-line is using your own name) and then you follow the steps. Pay particular attention to the biography section as this section is your chance to sell yourself. Remember, this is about how you Brand Yourself On-line.

A good tip for this section is to be to the point, giving the ‘sizzle, not the steak’. Highlight how you have been successful on-line in your niche. The reason for this is that you want to make people come to you as a ‘guru’ in your chosen field. Underneath your bio, you can add all the relevant links, which help to brand yourself on-line.

Here is a link to my page. It will give you some idea of the sort of content to write. Essentially though you need to write as you, letting your enthusiasm come through.

A Blog about Blogging

Until recently I never knew how powerful blogging could be. It was just something people did to entertain others who ‘followed’ them, with content of low importance or just noise from people who wanted some attention.

However, now I have been shown how powerful posts can be, especially when integrated into other areas of interest or business, it’s amazing the response a few well chosen words can produce.

As you will see, what I have posted is diverse, touching on my passions and my businesses. And therein lies the power of blogging because you can publish whatever you want onto the internet,  with whatever content you so desire.

From a business point of view, it’s a very powerful tool. You can not only reach existing customers but you can generate interest and potential business from new customers. From the content of your posts you can demonstrate that you know what you are doing and your level of expertise. Followers can get to know you before they ever meet you and can refer you others with the click of a button.

And, there are ways to publish one blog and have it sent to any number of places at the same time, thus reducing the time needed to reach your audience. So if you are reading this on the net, facebook, LinkedIn,, Twitter or any number of other places, I only wrote it once.

So, write with passion and knowledge as there is a whole world full of people who you can reach out to.

Happy Blogging