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4 Great Reasons to Enjoy Geocaching with your Auto Navigation System

Geocaching is a great way to spend an afternoon, a day, or a weekend. This activity seems to be taking the nation by storm and is responsible for the rising popularity and availability of GPS and auto navigation systems on the market today. Many people aren’t simply purchasing minimal systems that guide them to their coordinates with beeps and blips but investing in complete systems that can provide much more useful tracking and mapping utilities.

Regardless of whether you are purchasing the bare minimum system when it comes to geocaching or investing in a top of the line auto navigation system that has all kinds of bells and whistles, I am fairly certain you will find that geocaching is a great activity for many reasons. Everyone who participates in this activity has something special that they enjoy and appreciate about it. Below you will find some of the more popular reasons that people choose geocaching as a fun way to use their GPS devices.

1) Being a kid again. You heard correctly, this is my personal favorite reason to participate in geocaching. I remember going on treasure hunts as a child and drawing out intricate maps and pretending for days, even weeks on end that I was a pirate in search of some rare treasure. That treasure usually ended up being holly berries or a rather large pinecone, but it was the thrill of the hunt that was important.

2) Enjoying the great outdoors. You may argue that one can do that anytime and wouldn’t really need geocaching in order to do so. You would be correct, however, geocaching can take you hiking, biking, swimming, and mountain climbing in search of one little prize stash. Most of us wouldn’t tackle all of those things in the course of an afternoon. In other words it’s a way to experience the great outdoors only intensified.

3) Learning about others. When Geocaching you can find all kinds of neat and nifty treasures. The idea is that if you take something you should leave something behind and create a log. You learn about a lot of different people by examining the treasures they’ve left behind and reading the logs. You will experience many different people from many different cultures as this seems to be a rather universal pastime in which all ages and cultures spend hours upon hours participating.

4) Being a part of something bigger than us. I remember watching Treasure Hunters on NBC last summer. They were all off in search of a specific treasure but kept getting clues at different destinations along the way. Geocaching might not have a million dollar payoff but there are little treasures along the way and many people participate which makes the hunt thrilling and fun at the same time. By participating you are one of many people who will tread the same ground and seek the same treasure. It is a unifying experience in many ways and can be excitingly competitive.

If you have never experienced geocaching, I hope you will at least consider this fun and thrilling pass time as you check out possible auto navigation systems and other GPS technology that might be good for you and your family. Geocaching is one of many ways that auto navigation systems can bring more life to your daily living.

Lessons From Your Super Successful Future Self

Almost everyone has watched that time travel movie trilogy where a villain, now

elderly, travels back in time to the days he was in high school. He gives a sports trivia book to his younger self. The younger version of him then uses the knowledge in this book in his sporting events where he becomes extremely rich. The book has results of every single game, and thus he keeps altering the history.

Imagine how it would have been if you had a time machine thatgoes ahead into the future and informs you what you could do right at the moment so as to be rich and successful in future. You travel in time when you have a million dollar affiliate marketing business. So, what valuable knowledge would a future-millionaire-you tell a younger version of you?

Here are 7 unique internet marketing tricks that the future-successful-millionaire-you would want you to know.

 

1. Have Clarity of Your Goals and Reason

A goal of $10,000 or $25,000 a month is great, but why do you want to achieve it? Obviously, it is not because you want to see pieces of paper with dead presidents (or existing ones depending on where you are); you want money to improve and enjoy your life.

So, do you want to venture into a internet marketing business because you want to get out of your boring 8 hours a day job? To retire in the next couple of years on your favorite island? To have more time for your family? When you set your goal and attach it to the reason why you want to achieve the goal, it becomes a lot easier to set and execute a well-laid out plan to achieve it.

 

2. Start Now

You need to have a confident mind because you are smarter than you think. Maybe you have the mentality that you are not fully equipped to venture into that project that you have in mind. But the odds are that you already know plenty, and you can learn the rest along the way. So, if you haven’t started, stop stalling and hit the ground running.

 

3. Find Your Motivation

If you want to fail, then work on your business when you feel like working and rest when you feel like not working. No one has ever built something worthwhile by working on it when they felt like it.

There are days you will feel low, but you need to find the motivation to do what you are supposed to do. Even if that means failing to follow up on your favorite TV show, you need to do everything possible to do everything that you are supposed to do to make your business successful. At the end of it all, you will see that it was worth it.

 

4. Avoid Distraction

You need to make a plan and stick to it. Once you decide to follow a path, just concentrate on that one path without getting distracted by other profitable paths that pop up on your way. For instance, if your goal is to build an authority site for training dogs, then don’t get distracted by the money people are making in CPA unless you are planning to use CPA type ads on your site.

All your efforts and concentration should be on what you decide to do. Nothing great was ever created without focus and hard work. Even when it gets tough, harden up and maintain your focus. Just bite the damn bullet and press on.

 

5. Stop Believing In a Magic Money Button

There is no magic button that generates or multiplies money out of thin air. Therefore, stop chasing it and wasting your hard earned money on it. Success is as a result of hard work and focus, and in the same way, making money takes work. Yes, IM can be simple and straightforward, but there is no magic button for generating money. If there was, ask yourself why they are selling it for only $47? It could be $47 million.

 

6. Automate Your Business Processes

To be successful in your business, you need to automate most of your business activities. Automating these activities is essential to maximizing your efforts. You need to automate anything that should be automated and if you can’t automate it, then see if you can outsource it. Outsource the tedious duties so that you can focus working on your business instead of working in your business.

 

7. Step Back To Examine

Even if you are making progress and heading in the right direction, take time out to examine and analyze what is going on in your business to know if there are improvements needed and whether you are heading in the right direction.

 

12 Unique Ways To Bond With Your Readers

Keeping a good relationship with your readers is certainly not an easy task because you have to deliver them much more than just mass emails or recycled ideas. You have to shine the light on them and include information that blows their minds with its value.

1. Listen to your readers. This might be the most obvious one that everyone says all the time, but even those who lecture other bloggers on the importance of it fail to do it themselves. Listen to your readers and give them what they want. Respond to comments, emails, and as many questions as possible. Also, follow them on social media and perhaps acknowledge them in some way to let them know that they are indeed #1 in your book.

2. Job leads are a win-win for everyone. The power of a job board has an amazing effect on viewer loyalty simply because taking a look at the new updated posts and reading the new content becomes so convenient and life-changing. Also, a reader that follows up on a job offer and gets the job adores you because you led them to it.

3. Commenters can do more. It does not take long to spot your most loyal followers if you pay attention to your comment section. Big chunks of text that show unwavering support for you are not exactly an everyday thing, and the names of the person or people doing the commenting will likely be easy to remember. In addition to responding to these loyal followers, you can bring them in as guest bloggers. They will undoubtedly love the entire process and never want it to end, and you will likely end up feeling the same way because massive articles with an entirely fresh perspective will appear in no time at all.

4. Crafting contests for the crazy fans. As previously mentioned, fans are always dying to get involved in what you do. Why not continue to give them more and more ways they can show their support and get involved? After all the goal is to build a relationship and the best way to do that is to make them as happy as possible. Create any type of contest you want. For example, describe life before the product in 20 words or find the best picture of your product possible. You can even branch out and create contests that have nothing to do with your product.

5. Skype new followers. A guaranteed way to create a life-long customer is to Skype them right after they made a comment on your blog, purchased a product or finished reading one your new articles. Once again, they will think “wow! That is so cool,” which will make them feel special.

6. The power of the shout outs. Much like the Skype tactic, using people’s names and bringing them up makes them feel very special, which strengthens the bond between you two. For example, in one of your blogs, you might say “Joe Smith asked me the following question the other day, and it inspired me to do some research.”

7. Being live has its advantages. Many people shy away from live webinars and podcasts because they are scared of messing up, but that is almost what the followers want to see. They want to see you be very relatable and they also would like to get on-the-spot answers from you about certain topics.

8. Sending them mail. A reader will likely never receive a personalized postcard or anything in the mail from the people they are subscribed to because nobody thinks outside of the box enough to do that. If you go ahead and do it, you almost immediately become their favorite person in the world because you significantly strengthen the relationship you have with them and show that you care for them as a new actively engaged person who puts them first.

9. Let them do the work for you. Writing a massive article like 100 tips to do _____ takes a ridiculous amount of time, but the result is that more and more people see it and cherish you because the information in it impacts them. You can title the post” “100 tips to do ____” and only include 20 of them. Your readers will love it because they have another way to show their support and become engaged in what you do. More importantly, you no longer have to come up with the other 80 ideas to finish the post.

10. The power of the forum. Some of the biggest followings come from the creator of the business or service who pushes the idea of everyone being a family and working together accordingly. The best tactic to create this type of feeling between you and your readers is to put up one or more forums.

11. Ask a question. You can toss out a question and get tens of thousands of different answers that blow your mind because they make the question that you initially thought was rhetorical completely the opposite. You can then take all the answers you receive and compile them in a video or post.

12. Barter with the readers. You never know who you are interacting with or the people who are reading what you put out unless you ask. So do not shy away from asking your readers to list their professions. You might even find a person that has a skill set you need and be able to construct a deal with that person that is very financially advantageous.