Sunday, August 18, 2013

Earning passive income online

Nowadays, everyone is earning money online. We are proud to announce the launching of our very own affiliate program. In addition to our unique revenue sharing system, we also offer our very own an affiliate program.

Great for anyone
This program is great for both publishers and entrepreneurs. Even if you don't own your own blog or website, you can still make money online. By referring your friends to TrulyShare, you will earn commission on sales from their website. 
  1. This is a great way to show your friends how much you believe in them. 
  2. They will be delighted to see how much money they can make online.  
How it works
Signing up with TrulyShare is so simple. Upon signup, all we ask for is basic information. It is completely free to sign up and you start earning today. 

You will be able to track your earnings with our state of the art publisher dashboard. After your friends have signed up with your referral link, they place the TrulyShare widget on their site. After that, you start earning money. It's as simple as that. You earn 10% of everything that they earn, for doing nothing at all. You took the steps to help them sign up and you deserve to be rewarded. 

The bigger picture 
The previous scenario described signing up only one friend. After spreading your referral link to all of your friends and family, many of them will be delighted to sign up. Imagine, 5, 10, 15 friends all using TrulyShare with your link? Sooner or later, you'll be earning more than them, but don't them that. After they signup, do tell them that they can refer friends too. 

The wealth compounds very quickly here. Your little work of sending the code can spread like wildfire and make you a lot of money very quickly. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Why is it So Hard to Stick to Good Habits?

Have you ever set out with the goal of actually sticking to a new behavior … only to find yourself not doing it at all one week later?

I know I have.

Why is so hard to form good habits? Why is it so difficult to make consistent change? How can we have the best intentions to become better, and yet still see so little progress?
And most importantly, is there anything we can do about it?

Your Life Goals are Not Your Habits

Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you—the shift in daily habits that would mean a re–invention of how you see yourself.
— Seth Godin
We all have hopes and dreams (if you don’t, you’re probably not the type of person who would be reading this article).
And most of the time, we have at least a general sense of what those goals are: the way we want our bodies to look and the good health we want to enjoy, the respect we want to receive from our peers and the important work we want to create, the relationships we want with our family and friends and the love we want to share.
Overall, this is a good thing. It’s nice to know what you want and having goals gives you a sense of direction and purpose. However, there is one way that your hopes and dreams actually sabotage you from becoming better: your desires can easily lure you into biting off more than you can chew.
You know exactly what I mean…
  • You get inspired by The Biggest Loser, head to the gym, bust your butt to the point of exhaustion, and take the next three months off to recover.
  • You finally get that urge to write your book, write all day over the weekend, and then go back to work on Monday and never come back to it.
  • You’re motivated by your friend’s stories of traveling to new countries, so you start to plan your own around–the–world trip, only to end up overwhelmed by all the details and stay at home.
Too often, we let our motivations and desires drive us into a frenzy as we try to solve our entire problem at once instead of starting a small, new routine.
I know, I know. It’s not nearly as sexy as saying you lost 30 pounds in 3 months. But the truth is this: the dreams that you have are very different from the actions that will get you there.
So how do we balance our desire to make life–changing transformations with the need to build small, sustainable habits?
I’m glad you asked.

Good Habits: Dream Big, But Start Small

If you’re serious about making real change — in other words, if you’re serious about doing things better than you are now — then you have to start small.
Imagine the typical habits, good or bad: Brushing your teeth. Putting your seatbelt on. Biting your nails.
These actions are small enough that you don’t even think about them. You simply do them automatically. They are tiny actions that become consistent patterns.
Wouldn’t it make sense that if we wanted to form new habits, the best way to start would be to make tiny changes that our brain could quickly learn and automatically repeat?
What if you started thinking of your life goals, not as big, audacious things that you can only achieve when the time is right or when you have better resources or when you finally catch your big break … but instead as tiny, daily behaviors that are repeated until success becomes inevitable?
What if losing 50 pounds wasn’t dependent on a researcher discovering the perfect diet or you finding a superhuman dose of willpower, but hinged on a series of tiny habits that you could always control? Habits like walking for 20 minutes per day, drinking 8 glasses of water per day, eating two meals instead of three.
I think the following quote from BJ Fogg, a professor at Stanford, sums this idea up nicely.
If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing.
I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits.
The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which I think has nothing to do with creating habits. In fact, focusing on motivation as the key to habits is exactly wrong.
Let me be more explicit: If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.
—BJ Fogg
How great is that?
The typical approach is to dive into the deep end as soon as you get a dose of motivation, only to fail quickly and wish you had more willpower as your new habit drowns. The new approach is to wade into the shallow water, slowly going deeper until you reach the point where you can swim whether you’re motivated or not.

Focus on Lifestyle, Not Life–Changing

Too often we get obsessed with making life–changing transformations.
  • Losing 50 pounds would be life–changing, drinking 8 glasses of water per day is a new type of lifestyle.
  • Publishing your first book would be life–changing, emailing a new book agent each day is a new type of lifestyle.
  • Running a marathon would be life–changing, running 3 days per week is a new type of lifestyle.
  • Earning an extra $20,000 each year would be life–changing, working an extra 5 hours per week as a freelancer is a new type of lifestyle.
  • Squatting 100 more pounds would be life–changing, squatting 3 days per week is a new type of lifestyle.
Do you see the difference?
Life goals are good to have because they provide direction, but they can also trick you into taking on more than you can handle. Daily habits — tiny routines that are repeatable — are what make big dreams a reality.

James Clear writes at, where he shares strategies based on proven research and real-world experiences that make it easier to stick to good habits and live a healthy life. For fresh ideas on how to improve both mentally and physically, join his free newsletter.

Build Your Brand with Hashtags

Do you want to be seen as a subject matter expert? If so, leveraging the power of hashtags is a quick and relatively easy way to build your brand around a particular topic. Hashtags are a word or short phrase, preceded by the number sign,#, that allows people to easily follow and join conversations around specific topics. For example, if you are a human resources expert, you may notice others in your field using the hashtags #hr or #hrchat at the end of their updates. If you click on the hashtags, you’ll immediately see posts from users who have recently used the same hashtags. Three of the largest social networks allow users to use hashtags: Twitter, Google+, and recently, Facebook. Typically, hashtags are included at the end of a post or social media update, but that is not always the case. 

How to Get Started 

Wondering where to begin? Get started in three easy steps. 

1. Watch your peers, competitors, and other industry leaders on social media. 

Whenever you see them use a hashtag, click on it to follow the conversations. Begin to interact with them, asking questions, thanking them for their posts, and adding your own comments of links to related items. Be sure to use the hashtag at the end of your updates. 

2. Start to use popular industry hashtags in your own updates. 

After completing step number one for a couple weeks, you’ll become familiar with the hashtags used in your industry or desired area of expertise. Use them in your updates. Remember, only use the hashtags that are relevant, if you’ve posted an update about human resources, but it has nothing to do with technology, don’t use #hrtech. It’s much more important to be seen as a reliable resource to those who are looking for your topic than for you to try to gain more exposure using inaccurate hashtags.

3. Create your own hashtags. 

If you’re introducing a new topic or addressing a niche, mix in your own hashtags. For instance, if you’re building a brand about breaking news in human resources, you may create the hashtag #hrhaps. You may put #hr and #hrhaps at the end of your latest news posts to attract those looking for the latest human resources developments. After a while, you’ll start to see others using the hashtag you created. Create hashtags for your in-person and online events. Examples of online events include Twitter chats, webinars and Google Hangouts. Once you create a hashtag, share it with participants. 

Author: Crystal Washington is a social media marketing strategist, speaker, co-founder of Socialtunities—a social media instruction brand that trains Gen Ys-Boomers on the strategic use of social media, and the author of The Social Media WHY: A Busy Professional’s Practical Guide to Using Social Media Including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogs for Business. She is hired by corporations and associations around the globe to provide keynotes, workshops, and webinars.


Understanding the TrulyShare revenue sharing system

By installing the TrulyShare "Shop" tab on your website, you expect to make money. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand your requests for clear analytics and a steady revenue stream. We understand the pitfalls behind competitors products' such as Google AdSense and other traditional affiliate marketing systems. In order to solve this problem we have built TrulyShare, a great revenue sharing system for publishers.

Why is this system better?

Within our system, publishers accrue earnings with traffic, but the earnings are only based on purchases. 

  • All publishers will benefit when the overall traffic quality improves. 
  • Bad quality publishers hurt themselves and everyone else.

A case study

Suppose that today, the combined purchases for all publishers total $500K. Not all publishers would have seen any purchases today. Let's take publisher X as an example, who would have earned $0 with a traditional affiliate marketing system. 

With TrulyShare, publisher X would have earned more than that. Suppose the combined number of page views from all publishers was 50M of which publisher X accounts for 1M. Therefore, publisher X would have received $2.5K instead of $0, sounds like a much better system right? 

Publisher Analytics

We are always innovating to make your earnings as visible as possible. We often run into two common problems that some publishers are unaware of. 

Some of your earnings accumulated may not be directly generated from the sale of products from your website. The positive: You still get paid. The negative: We cannot show you, for privacy reasons, the details of these transactions. 

Our unique revenue system is built around website owners like you. We offer our products to great publishers, when your sales are strong everyone benefits, when your sales are weaker you earn a larger amount than you would in a traditional affiliate marketing system. See our case study above. 

If you have any suggestions or concerns about this system please do not hesitate to contact us.