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Do you want to own Markethive?

Do you want to own a portion of Markethive?

Seriously, we have built Markethive to be member driven, not investor driven. Investor driven gives the benefits of the system to the venture capitalist and makes the user a commodity. We are focused on the alternate outcome, you having access to the major benefits in both the functions as well as the inevitable success.

We have made this possible by making one of the benefits of the Entrepreneur program an accrual of investments for you to earn back more than 100% of what you pay into it as shares in the revenue of Markethive.

So we have 2 revenue funding options within Markethive. The traditional crowdfunding using an ICO like system called the ILP. Frankly, the ILP is fair, legal and far more effective as it is based on the revenue of a successful company. So an investor can purchase an ILP or many ILPs that are now in phase 2 and selling for $15,000 per and each represents one share at a maximum of 1000 shares of 20% of Markethive’s revenue.

The Entrepreneur program gives you 8 solid advantages above the core of the system, the Inbound Marketing platform and social network.

The 8 points of upgrade
 

  1. Profile Page turns into lead “associates” capture page
     

  2. 100% matching bonus from the airdrops via your “associates”
     

  3. 10% matching bonus from your direct “associates” upgrade
     

  4. Loyalty Program 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP*
     

  5. Unlimited Banner advertisement in all of our traffic portals
     

  6. Equal share from Markethive’s co-op advertising
     

  7. Traffic Portals seller classification
     

  8. Receive their own ILP site receive matching ILP shadow shares

 

*This article is intended to concentrate on point 4, the transfer of revenue to you the small guy and gal. An easy entry to have possession  of what may become one of the best decisions of your life.

 

So…What if?

Marketo, a vertical Inbound Marketing platform alone (Not a Market Network) recently sold to Adobe for 4.75 billion dollars. Their platform is very similar to Markethives. Marketo delivers the following to their subscribers for a price range between $2k and $25k per month:

  1. Email marketing

  2. Landing pages and forms

  3. Campaign management

  4. Lead nurturing/scoring

  5. Lead lifecycle management

  6. CRM integration

  7. Social marketing capabilities

  8. Marketing analytics.
     

Markethive, an  Inbound Marketing Market Network offers an integrated Inbound Marketing platform that delivers the following for free and even pays incentives to use:

  1. Email Marketing

  2. Landing Pages

  3. Campaign Management

  4. Lead Nurturing and Scoring

  5. Lead management

  6. Customer management and calendaring actions

  7. Social Marketing subscribing and broadcasting

  8. Advanced tracking and marketing analytics

  9. Building group collaborations

  10. Internal focus groups

  11. Paid to learn tutorials

  12. Paid to build incentives
     

Like LinkedIn

Markethive also delivers many commerce portals all integrated within the social network and inbound marketing platform. Making the entire platform and profile pages more interactive and comprehensive in tracking, branding and building each subscribers profile superior to LinkedIns system, including but not limited to profiles with Blogs, videos and images but also resumes, endorsements and testimonials as well as social credit scoring, tracking and seo. All setable to private, or member only or public according to each subscribers wishes.

 

LinkedIn's last published quarterly revenue statement for 2016 showed earnings of 959 million dollars. If Markethive reaches 20% of that target (speculative $191,000,000.00) within 10 years, that will represent a monthly amount per MH ILP share of $63,000 per month per full share and $6,300.00 per month for a 1/10 of an ILP share. For at least 20 years per contract with each contract renewable and transferable.

If you project that number for 20 years the very real and attainable return could be rather incredible at $1,512,000. The is One million Five hundred twelve thousand dollars. And that includes all the other 7 upgraded services.

We are offering this deal of the century to the top active 1000 Markethive Entrepreneur upgrades. For just $100 per month.

Markethive is a commensurable dynamic integrated amalgamation of a social network like (Facebook, LinkedIn) and Inbound Marketing platforms like (Hubspot and Marketo) and commerce portals like (Ebay and Amazon) all in one incentivized, gamified and powerful secure blockchain platform.

Our selling platforms are vertical and we have many of them.

Right now we have 8 commerce type platforms on the list to be built. Here they are with a summary of their services and benefits:

  1. Big Caboodle (http://bigcaboodle.com/)
    A Wix like page builder, were only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue via a promo code. Imagine Wix combined with Facebook Groups so collaboration and sharing is integrated. That’s Big Caboodle.
     

  2. Hive Room (http://hiveroom.com/)
    A web and app based conference room utilizing avatar options, payment transfers (think built in wallets), VOIP call in and call out during room broadcasting, live streaming to web pages, social networks and Smart TV Apps, white boards, web browsers and language translators. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  3. About Bitcoin (http://aboutbitco.in/)
    A newsletter article site similar to “Cointegram” and “DailyHODL” were the cost to publish an article or Press Release runs from $150 to over $5000 depending on traffic, size of Twitter account, Telegram account and Youtube account. So totally depends on the Entrepreneur Upgrade members assets as well as Markethive’s to set price. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  4. Beelancers (http://beelancers.com/)
    Anyone can come and buy services from Beelancers (very similar to Freelancers). Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell. And it is up to the Entrepreneur on how the communications occurs or how and where the transactions are done or what is charged. It is a peer to peer system unlike any of the others.Being part of the Markethive social network, KYC,  transactions and work is validated, graded and publicly displayed.
     

  5. Hive Broker (http://hivebroker.com/)
    A vertical talent portal for voice talent, video acting, imagineering, animation, copywriting, directing, producing and distribution. RE: Distribution Say you have a Youtube channel with 500,000 subscribers, you could set up an account here, get validated, and make your distribution available for sale. Only Entrepreneur upgrades can sell the service and set the price and terms and keep all the revenue.
     

  6. Hive Tube (http://www.hive.tube/)
    Markethive’s video channel similar to Youtube. Advertising is only available through 2 channels. Entrepreneurs get exclusive banner ad placement and Entrepreneur upgrades can sell pre video 10 second ads leading into their own channels at their price and terms, peer to peer.
     

  7. Markethive Exchange (markethive.exchange)
    Markethive’s public exchange will offer top 100 coins of the world and the top 20 paired to the Markethive coin. With the potential Wyoming legislation (Markethive is a Wyoming Corporation) coming, we are very likely to become a financial service offering USDA wired in, wired out and paired to top 10 of our coins for exchange and possibly our own stable coin too. Markethive membership and KYC verification is required to use the exchange. Entrepreneurs can initiate contests with a promo code type system.
     

  8. Hive Stuff (http://hivestuff.com/)
    A premium fulfilment system, you can set up and choose Markethive premiums, like T-Shirts, Hats, Gold Coins, Hoodys, bumper stickers, etc. to run from your WordPress or other sites as an incentive to join, etc. Only Entrepreneurs can access this system

$100 gets you all of this and a lot lot more. Exclusive wonderful amazing leads, state of the art inbound marketing tools, ecocentered traffic portals, and Markethive coins that can and most likely will crest to the moon in record time.

We are a Market Network (next generation social network) that is being hailed as the next major unicorn for the next 10 years according to the following news sites:
 

NFX Alexa Rank:181,144
The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"
https://www.nfx.com/post/10-years-about-market-networks

 

Techcrunch Alexa Rank: 1,021
From Social Networks To Market Networks
https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

Sharetribe Alexa Rank: 100,760
Why network effects are key to successful marketplace businesses
https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/network-effects-marketplaces-james-currier/

And we will pay you to learn how to market with this juggernaut…
And we will pay you to promote this juggernaut …
And we will pay you to use this juggernaut….
And we will hugely return your Entrepreneur upgrade costs in the form of ownership revenue sharing.

Are you on board? Can you see how easily this will be for you to build a business on? Your business? And that is why Markethive is “The Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs”.

Welcome aboard!

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Founder
Markethive

Your Bitcoin is Worth $15,000 to us

Your Bitcoin is Worth $15,000 to Us

Markethive has made a very bold statement. We are so confident in this year, regardless of the crypto bear markets, the massive ICOs failures, the compounding Government regulations, the incessant attacks by the financial elite and the pounding of the negative media attention, that Markethive is laying it on the line. Even one of my mentors Tom Lee who is most outspoken and positive regarding Bitcoin is being slammed and called Dubious. Many critiques are predicting the total demise of Bitcoin. I disagree, but then I could be wrong.

This is why I am claiming and giving Bitcoin value of $15,000 for the purchase of one of our ILPs which are valued at $15,000. I think Thomas Lee is brilliant and correct in his assessment that even though the market has degraded Bitcoin it holds a greater value than we realize.

We have been in a long pre-launch crowdfunding mode since April 2018. We have raised over $500,000 since we started Markethive and have been able to build the most advanced Inbound Marketing platform (rooted in my previous 20 year company Veretekk) integrated into a powerful comprehensive social network. Now we are building a series of integrated commerce platforms. An open service freelance platform, a media oriented (video, audio, copy, animation, production services) platform and a crypto | fiat exchange and platform.

Since we began the automated marketing tech platforms back in the mid-90s called Veretekk (the first Inbound Marketing Platform by 20 years) we built this before Google was even a thought, back when AltaVista was the dominant search solution. Here is the mission statement of Veretekk back in 2002. Sounds just like Inbound Marketing today, yes?

Inetekk's new Veretekk system has in-depth sophistication with ease of use and navigation. Basically, you use our system to build massive verified email lists to market your portfolio of free Inetekk services (ie: Free FFA lead systems, free search engine submissions, free vacation coupons, free software, free websites, free ebooks, etc. that have real value) which in turn, gets extensive prospect database profiles (like their phone numbers) into your management database (We call it your "Lead Processing Center), so you can develop "real" relationships which build your sphere of influence. This sphere of influence then enables you to build a substantial organization for "YOUR OPPORTUNITY", not OURS!

Additionally, you also build your verified email database of 1,000s of addresses allowing you to send a weekly opportunity/marketing/newsletter type of publication with your Drip Control Panel "Semi Autoresponder".

Quoted from Archive.org’s historical capture of Veretrekk April 01, 2002.
https://web.archive.org/web/20020401223553/http://www.veretekk.com:80/

Interesting to note, Marketo,  a recent candidate building and offering a similar Inbound Marketing platform to ours, to the high-end fortune 500 companies, just sold to Adobe for 4.75 billion dollars. That is right, a system nearly identical to ours. A system that was profiled after our foundational first platform called Veretekk. Back then we called it Automated Marketing. Today it is called Inbound Marketing.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/adobe-confirms-its-buying-marketo-for-4point75-billion.html

 

This is how Marketo describes their service platform:
“Marketo, Inc. is a software company focused on account-based marketing, including email, mobile, social, digital ads, web management, and analytics”.
https://go.marketo.com/Referral_About-Marketo.html

Sound familiar? Because it is! But we are far different in scope and magnitude.
Price, Markethive’s entire lineup of Inbound Marketing tools is free for life. No limit on leads, no limit on email data. No limit on campaigns.

Marketo has a different strategy. Here is their pricing structure (for 95% of the entrepreneurs in the world, this is out of their reach)
Marketo lineup ranges from $1,995 per month to $7,195 per month and tops out at 500,000 known leads. Select is the top tier in the small and medium business line-up and ranges from $3,195 to $11,995 per month, topping out at 1 million known leads.

Marketo is an Inbound Marketing platform, and that is all they are. All $4.75 billion dollars’ worth.

 

Markethive has also delivered another first, the ILP to replace the problematic ICOs. ICOs sell their pre-coin tokens at a price based on the speculation the coin will pump and bring in a return. This has fostered a culture of deception and after 2 years of ICOs raking in billions of dollars in Ethereum and Bitcoin, there is only a handful of legitimate ICOs actually delivering.

ICO means Initial Coin Offering and as such, they are considered securities, earning SEC scorn and enforcement and added regulations making the market even more speculative and in many cases legally questionable.

ILPs on the other hand are transferable loans:

Markethive’s  Initial Loan Procurement is a new way to finance projects by utilizing blockchain and crowdfunding. It provides individual creditors an opportunity to invest in Markethive and get interest payment on a monthly or annual basis. This new method of fundraising was originally called the BOD (pre blockchain)  from Markethive four years ago (2014) and recently another company called Blockhive has released a similar version of their own.

Instead of raising funds using ICO, Markethive has launched a post-ICO funding model that is based on transferable credit. The model is referred to as Initial Loan Procurement (ILP). The ILP is a loan agreement that allows Markethive  to get funding in order to expand its ecosystem while allowing creditors to earn interest from the money loaned.

The loan agreement will be executed on Markethive’s blockchain platform. Creditors get to earn passive income from Markethive when they participate in the platforms ILP. The creditors will get an interest payment of their share of 20% of the annual operating profits produced by Markethive. The payment will be paid in ETH directly to the creditor’s contact address. The principal amount will be repaid to the creditors who hold the loan agreements until the maturity date calculated to be 20 years. This ILP is transferable and renewable.

Interest will be paid to creditors who hold the loan agreements on the distribution date. To secure the right of interest payment, creditors must provide ID verification and satisfactorily complete and sign the loan contract. The distribution date will be announced at least two weeks before the advance day. All the money transactions including the incoming and outgoing loan and interest payments will be based on USDA but made in ETH.

 

FSC Token Sale

Creditors, after making loans to the platform and digitally signing loan agreements, will receive FSC tokens. The interest paid on the loans will be based on the loan balance but not on the FSC tokens balance. FSC tokens are Future Loan Access Tokens (FLATs) that also allows the creditors to transfer their loan agreements to others in the Markethive Founders Shares Tokens exchange. The loan amount equivalent to one FSC token is currently at phase 2 value of $15,000.

The pre-launch crowdfunding is already underway starting on April 2018. We are currently in phase 2 of 4 phases. The maximum tokens issued are 1000 available during the public ILP. Contributors are expected to register and set up an account on Markethive and sign the loan agreement before sending Bitcoin contribution to the Markethive ILP project address.

Advantages Of The ILP

The best thing about the digital loan procurement model is that it has clear legal parameters that already govern existing credit markets. Contributors in the ILP period can be assured that their funds are protected by legally binding loan agreements regulations. The interest earned will also fall under the rules used in the jurisdiction of the token owner.

Another benefit of this model is that it sidesteps the disadvantages that come with over tokenization where projects using the token sale to raise funds damage the utility of the token in the economy for which it was designed.

The Bitcoin New Year Special

We are in phase 2. We have 125 ILP tokens available in each phase. Right now there are 100 left.  We want to secure the completion of our platform this month if possible. With Bitcoin getting slammed pretty much the entire year of 2018 and many still predict Bitcoin will continue to slide, we have a promotion.

This promotion is based upon my perspective of the industry. It is also based upon the fact, I know and have demonstrated that Markethive is worth a similar value as Marketo, that Markethive is ahead of the curve and is the only fully secured, private blockchain social network. That in fact we are a Market Network as pointed out by Techcrunch and many other market predictors.

 

The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"

https://www.nfx.com/post/10-years-about-market-networks

 

Quoted “Market networks will produce a new class of unicorn companies and impact how millions of service professionals will work and earn their living”.

 

What is a unicorn company?

A unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn_(finance)

Back to the special “promotion”

We are ready to accept just 1 Bitcoin as payment in full for our 2nd phase ILP tokens which are listed at $15,000. This promotion is limited to 100 first come first serve.

Ask yourself

Is Markethive worth this risk?

Answers:

1. We are a real company, real people with a real vision since 2015

2. We have been consistently delivering upgrades accordingly to our roadmap

3. We are run by 3 competent founders with proven success backgrounds

4. We are seriously ahead of the curve on delivering a blockchain Market Network

5. Our Inbound Marketing platform is designed and owned by Markethive

6. A similar company Marketo with a similar system sold for $4.75 billion to Adobe.

7. We are already producing revenue

8. Our potential global market numbers above 800 million people.

9. We already have the blockchain built and 8,888,888,888 coins have been created

10. Nearly 1000 Crypto projects died in 2018. We are thriving.

11. Markethive originated a legitimate superior option to the ICO called the ILP

12. We are strategically partnered with a big developer firm called Menlo Tech

13. We have outstanding talent in our CTO Douglas Yates for engineering

14. We have outstanding talent in our Marketing department with Thomas Prendergast

15. We have outstanding talent with our future focus Market Analyst Annette Schwindt

16. We have outstanding talent with our head writer and Market Manager Dee Williams

17. We have outstanding Alexa rank growth

18. We are delivering next level privacy and security as a block chained social network.

19. We are very close to becoming self-funded and at that time we will close the ILP crowdfunding without notice. Ending any further new ILP assignments

20. We are transparent and run a live webinar every week.

21. Markethive will be the only Market Network that pays people to use it, pays people to learn, pays people to share.

22. Like Paypal went viral giving away $5 per new subscriber, Markethive is releasing this month our infinity Airdrop paying every new member 500 coins per signup.

 

There is no better offer in the crypto sphere, or social network sphere or the marketing sphere.

Got Bitcoin? Excellent. Don’t have a Bitcoin account? We can help you there too.

You owe it to yourself to visit us this weekend on our live conferences. See our calendar of events here.
https://markethive.com

Lost your account? Need an account? Or Login to your account at the same address.

So…What if?
What if
Markethive grows to just 10% the size of LinkedIn?
LinkedIn’s last quarterly reported $1.3
billion revenue.

10% of that times 20% towards the Markethive ILP share divided by the maximum of 1000 shares delivers a projected income of $26,000 per quarter for 20 years and longer.
 

This is as real as it gets. We are going to become a huge platform in the near future. We are credible and have skin in this as well. You cannot find a better offer for the small risk we are offering you.

One Bitcoin (A golden egg) for 1 ILP (A golden goose)

 

Will I see you this weekend? I certainly hope so.

Happy New Year

Thomas Prendergast
CEO CMO
Markethive.com

Articles are being written. Press releases are being published. When the tipping point occurs, hang on.
https://californer.com/dca/markethive-makes-bold-move-to-acquire-bitcoins-californer-10016423 

Entrepreneur Associate Leads Report

Leads are not only important…

They are the lifeblood of your business

Bitter.io campaign report (December 8, 2018)

Deb Williams is a Markethive subscriber, Entrepreneur upgrade and Markethive staff writer as well as my Marketing Manager. Now aint that a mouth full. This is her report. I will editorialize at the end:


The popular advertising site, Bitter.io is proving to be very lucrative. A simple system that attracts cryptocurrency, ICO and blockchain enthusiasts on a global level. The users on this platform are very crypto-conscious and are looking for opportunities in the industry. They are also advertisers and marketers requiring a system such as Markethive.

I recently started a campaign spending only $10 worth of Bitcoin, which gives a total of 10,000 clicks. Generally, these campaigns run for around 3 days, or until all 10,000 hits have been executed. Although results can vary, this particular campaign resulted in 25 signups intoMarkethive over the 3 day period.

So $10 worth of bitcoin produced 25 new Markethive associates which equate to $0.40c a lead! That is very inexpensive considering the information I was able to capture. I now have their email, phone number and Social Media account they clicked on to sign up.

Additionally, they have subscribed to the Markethive autoresponder email system and receiving emails daily for the next 30 days. As we move forward with the system updates and launch of the Airdrops and micropayments, the email broadcasting feature is a great way to nurture the relationship.

As Bitter.io focuses on cryptocurrency, I used the Airdrop capture page with the short video explaining the marketing tools. The text I used addressed being the first Market Network on Blockchain, as follows;

The 1st Market Network On Blockchain! – Get Paid to Engage PLUS GET 500 COINS FREE with our INFINITY AIRDROPS just for Subscribing – Join FREE – STAY Free

Given the current trend and news of ICO's also airdrops and the impact it has had on the crypto community at large, I believe was the reason this campaign was a success. Furthermore, the changes taking place along with the privacy and data issues of Social Media are escalating and people are looking for other options.


Here is how I see this. The Markethive system was designed to create these results. After all, we are giving away a system very similar to what an Inbound Marketing company called Marketo (sold for over $2000 per month) away for free. Plus we are also offering our first Airdrop of 500 coins just to sign up into Markethive for free. A pretty attractive offer, yes?

With the Entrepreneur upgrade program, we also match those 500 coin drops to your account. In other words, When someone signs up through your account, AND, you are upgraded to the Entrepreneur program, we also give you 500 coins.

Deb has shown some data that I can use to illustrate the lucrative nature of what we have delivered to you. She put 25 people into Markethive, in 3 days, for $10.

Now the assumptions. Assuming we average 25 people per $10 campaign and run a $10 campaign 10 times per month (One month divided by 25 people per 3 days for $10) So that cost $100 per month. Spread that out to one year (12 months) and the cost is $1200 for 3,000 subscribers 

In one year we can speculate Markethive coin running at a nickel per coin? I mean Steemit's coin is at $35 as of this writing and the entire crypto coin market is way way waaayyy down. So .05 per coin is reasonable to make this example. Are we good with that? Because at one nickel per coin times your 500 coins you get for signing up into Markethive and the 3000 subscribers that you brought through you while upgraded to Entrepreneur, 3000 x 500 + 500= 1,500,500 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand and Five Hundred) coins x .05 (nickel) = $75,025 return. Not too bad. Now you see why Deb is so excited she is screaming day and night. Well not really, but she should be.

You also have to take into consideration the Entrepreneur program costs $100 per month as well, that being an additional $1200 at the end of the year. But the Entrepreneur program is generous, and also pays you back more than you pay in. Literally! It returns a 10% of an ILP. If you know what an ILP is, well more excitement.

Do you want to know how to do this? It is pretty simple. And we show you how to live, every weekend. Check the calendar. Oh and the site we are using for leads is @ http://bitter.io 


Thomas Prendergast
CEO
Markethive

 

 

 

Markethive’s Entrepreneur, Alpha and BOD news

Entrepreneur, Alpha and BOD news

I get feedback from many of our older subscribers that indicate a certain level of limited activity. This email hopefully will address some questions and some concerns for you old timers and Veretekk legacy members.

  1. Logging in. Many of you have not logged in in years, some many months. Those of you that have depended upon Facebook for logging in, Facebook changed the rules and we had to set up a new API. What that means your current Facebook configuration will not work. You will have to log in with a different social account like LinkedIn, Gmail or Yahoo. If none of this is an option, you will have to depend on the LOST ACCOUNT RETRIEVAL link and follow the instructions.

    Or just set up a new account. As we are revitalizing the new Markethive within the blockchain, old accounts not logged into beyond 6 months will be deleted soon.
     

  2. The Alpha accounts have been converted to ILP shares. ILP shares are the new asset of Markethive and now being in Phase two a full ILP share is selling at $15,000 per share. Your Alpha account(s) represent 10% of that share. Don’t know what this means? You will need to attend our Sunday meetings and ask us to explain our new crowdfunding strategy as we are still in a pre-launch in that regard. Phase one has sold out already with shares listed at $10,000. There are 4 phases of the crowdfunding. Remember we are a new company with Markethive converting to the blockchain for many reasons.
     
  3. The original BOD (Bond of Debt) notes were sold at $4800 via a failed company called Shell Holdings. We have grandfathered them into Markethive ILPs at 50% of a share. Again want to understand the details, come to the meetings. We have been moving forward with this new Markethive blockchain prelaunch since April of this year with 4-10 meetings in this regard per week for over 6 months now. If you are still in the dark, perhaps you should wake up and pay attention. Markethive is your system after all.
     
  4. The Entrepreneur program trumps the other older legacy programs. Primarily because the new Markethive is now a blockchain and with it comes asset coins like Bitcoin. And this allows us to offer coins (of value) as an incentive to join Markethive. This was our primary reason to make this move. But there are other solid reasons as well. Security, privacy, autonomy, and economy. I will explain:

    The Airdrop: Startup Blockchain companies have utilized a relatively new concept called airdrops. In doing so they have exploded awareness and growth. Case in point is a start-up ICO called Omisego. They gave away 5% of their total coin supply and increased subscribers into the millions and drove the value of the coin up over 500%.

    “Airdrops combine the best of paid referral programs with stock options. Potential users get paid for joining or using the network and have the potential upside if the network increases in value.” – Brayton Williams to CoinDesk

    Prior to the Airdrop OMG coin was valued at .50 but increased to peak at $24 per coin. It is now trading steadily at about $3.50. How would you like 500 of these coins? How would you like 5000 of these coins?

    Then there is Paypal who raised awareness by giving away $20 for new accounts and $20 for referring others. It then dwindled to $10 then $5 then tapered off and went away. But not until increasing memberships into the millions and subsequently turned Paypal into a multibillion-dollar company valued at more than $40 billion dollars

    Matching Bonus: Markethive is planning on creating an infinite Airdrop with our first wave of subscribers getting 500 coins for joining and giving you (If you upgrade to Entrepreneur) a matching 500 coins for each referral (called an associate) through your account (the profile page), This being a fundamental new direction of Markethive.

    Customer Acquisition: As Markethive raises millions at least half is going to advertising, press releases and sponsored articles, all designed to drive traffic and new registrations into Markethive. As an upgraded Entrepreneur, and active (actively logged into Markethive) you will receive your share from the new referral registrations (associates)

    Associates Leads control panel: (available to Entrepreneur upgrade) Everyone always wants leads. Everywhere you hear other systems claim they lead nurture. Basically, the majority of lead systems consider spying email and additional spamming as lead nurturing. Not at Markethive. We nurture your “associates” by paying them to learn via our tutorial system (another blockchain advantage), we nurture them by teaching them the power of adding all their social networks into the Markethive > settings > Social Networks so they can increase their own reaches as well as prosper by subscribing to other pertinent Markethive blogs.

    Markethive Profile Associates leads are the best leads in the industry. They are real, email delivery is above 97%, cell numbers are verified, and engagement is virtually 100%. It does not get better than this. We do not like even referring to them as leads. This is why they are called “associates”.

    Banner Program: (available now only through the Entrepreneur upgrade) Banners used to be available to everyone, but it costs credits you either earned via certain actions, or transfers or buying them. We ended that program for several reasons. Firstly because we now have crypto coins and that trumps ad credits. Also, members rarely ran banners. So I have to assume that the old banner program did not work. Getting banner credits for clicking on banners guarantees bad traffic. We don’t do it you should not join systems that do. With that said, to run a 30 day banner in one category on the Warriorforum, which by the way is a great place to do so, will cost you about $4000.00 There Alexa ranking is 11,000 and ours is 55,000 doing the math $4000 x 20% = $800 so you can see our inclusive banner program is a valuable addition to the Entrepreneur upgrade.

    Traffic Portals: The Entrepreneur program is required to be a seller in our traffic portals. The following traffic portals are in production; Markethive.exchange (Entrepreneurs can exchange coins with no exchange fees); Beelancers.com (Only Entrepreneurs can sell on the platform and there are no transactional fees); Bigcaboodle.com (Only Entrepreneurs can receive business via this portal); Aboutbitco.in (Only Entrepreneurs can sell Press Releases and receive income from the sale); Hiveroom.com (Only Entrepreneurs can receive business via this portal) and there will be ongoing more Traffic Portals ad infinity.

    ILP Shares Portal: As Markethive prepares for our official crowdfunding launch each Entrepreneur will have their branded ICO portal to promote the crowdfunding and by doing so, if that Entrepreneur should sell any of the ILPs will get an equal Shadow ILP in the process.
     

  5. Matching ILP Shares: When you upgrade to the Entrepreneur program, we match your monthly payments, when you consecutively make your payment every month for 12 months. In other words, after 12 consecutive monthly payments, you will earn a 10% ILP share which is worth right now $1500. We are basically giving you your money back and way more

The urgency and importance of getting on the weekly events, rallies, and webinars as things are beginning to move and faster at that.  You took the time to register; if you’re not interested just tell us and we will terminate and delete your account. If you are frustrated and cant find your original account, use the LOST ACCOUNT RETRIEVAL and if all else fails, join our Telegram support group for assistance.

And if all that fails, email me, call me just join the conferences. Access is easily found in our calendar and that is clearly listed in our root domain at http://markethive.com

I really hope to see you all there. The show is starting and after all we have been through, do you really want to miss it?

God Bless you and God Bless Markethive

 


Thomas Prendergast
CEO and Founder

 

Douglas Yates
CTO and Founder

Is Markethive potential going to eclipse even the greatest expectations?

Is Markethive potential going to eclipse even the greatest expectations?

Consider this

Marketo, Inc. is a software company focused on account-based marketing, including email, mobile, social, digital ads, web management, and analytics.

Marketo is an Inbound Marketing platform similar to ours, but lacking social network integration, lacking commerce portals and built upon a central database system not decentralized as a our blockchain does,  just sold to Adobe for 4.75 Billion dollars.

FOUR BILLION and SEVEN  HUNDRED and FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS ($4.75 BILLION)  let that sink in.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/adobe-confirms-its-buying-marketo-for-4point75-billion.html

Marketo is a high-end system in that they charge upwards of $25,000 per month per subscriber depending upon the magnitude of data (read email addresses and contacts) you acquire within the system.

Markethive does not charge for the same thing, it is always free and built to empower you to achieve individual sovereignty. Rather Markethive is built upon the blockchain, has its own economic environment with its own coin and by the nature of what we do, our economic velocity produces valuable revenue. This transformation allows our subscribers to achieve financial autonomy within the system by the very nature of our crypto assets.

The fact that Markethive has growing revenue puts us in the top 5% of all the other Altcoin block chains (many of them in one stage or another in an ICO). The fact our Alexa ranking is under 55,000 ranks us number 6 in CoinMarketcap’s 100 top coin systems like Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRO, EOS, Stellar, Monero, etc. The fact we already have a growing and active community puts us in the top 10%

And we have not even launched our Crowd Funding Campaign (like an ICO) yet. Ours will be a little different called an ILP similar to the BOD we did years ago. But with all of this advantage, it is easily understood, Markethive’s crypto blockchain crowdfunding launch will probably break records:


Like EOS (https://eos.io/) a smart contracts ICO altcoin that raised $4.1 billion for a smart contracts blockchain. They have an Alexa ranking of 65,089 and just launching their first Toolkit online after a year from their initial launch. They do have big names behind them, point is, they are still mostly promise.


Like Telegram (https://telegram.org/)  who raised $1.7 billion for encrypted messaging and blockchain ecosystem which they have launched and have grown to over 900 million in less than a year because they delivered. They have an impressive Alexa ranking of 336. They have virtually killed Skype and came out of nowhere.


Like Dragon (https://drgtoken.io/) a decentralized currency for casinos raised $320 million and to date are partnering with major casinos to develop but have yet to deliver. Alexa ranking of 763,015



I use these examples to illustrate the unbelievable potential that has materialized for
Markethive primarily because of the advent of the blockchain.

Markethive is a Market Network (next generation social network)

https://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

We are a blockchain next-generation social network now being identified as a Market Network. We own our code. Our blockchain has just recently been completed and we are now developing our wallet. We are yet to launch our ICO (actually we are launching a better alternative called an ILP) but we are doing it right.

Our plan has been to build into our wallet app into an advanced secure communications platform, a chat and messaging but more of a webinar conferencing platform, similar to Zoom but secure and private running on the blockchain.

Then to our total astonishment, the only peer to peer advanced webinar platform, which runs on all systems, Windows, Apple, IOS, Droid and Linux on all browsers in HTML5 fell into our laps we were franklin shocked and amazed. We are buying the company and this acquisition will catapult Markethive beyond all expectations crushing any competition that even comes close to our ecosystem, an ecosystem for the 5 billion entrepreneurs in the world.

We want to open up this acquisition to 10 of you to partner in this deal with us. Want to know more? Come to our webinar rally this weekend. See the calendar here: http://markethive.com

I am building Markethive to be as much yours like the rest of us. This is what the Entrepreneurs upgrade represents. If you have an Alpha or BOD system you will also participate in this member ownership as well. I highly suggest all of you start attending as the gears are beginning to turn faster and faster and you do not want to miss the ride of your life.

Markethive’s potential, considering what I have just shown you will be greater than you can imagine. Do not miss this.

 

Thomas Prendergast
CEO FOUNDER

Douglas Yates
CTO FOUNDER

Martkethive Inc.

Markethive Fun Orientation Program


The Markethive Orientation Program

The Markethive orientation program is the brain child of Doug and me. We have dedicated a once a week live event where we share our perspective on a particular aspect, feature and benefit of the many levels of the Hive.

When we do these events, we will record them and publish a blog and list them for one week in the calendar.


Markethive to the Moon!

 

Thomas Prendergast
CEO Founder
Douglas Yates
CTO Founder

Subscribing to an Inbound Marketing System

 Subscribing to an Inbound Marketing System

 

Marketing is always evolving. Each year there are new strategies and tools to master, all of which must be aligned with your business goals. Because of this, the responsibilities of marketers and business owners continue to grow as well. As we start another calendar year, it’s common to consider the marketing budgets and identify areas of reallocation and ROI. When in need of marketing help, often the first thought is to hire another employee or give some of the overflow work to others within the organization. What most don’t realize is that this can be quite costly and in many cases, does not produce the same return as working with an outside resource.

Markethive Inbound Marketiing is a great solution in this scenario. Not only does this partnership provide unparalleled expertise, it will allow you and your employees to focus on growing the business in other ways. Here we will discuss 5 ways to cut costs by hiring an inbound marketing agency.

1. More Time Spent Growing Your Business

Many companies operate marketing with an “everyone helps” attitude. This means that everyone from the CEO to the sales team helps by writing blogs and content offers. This is great if each Affiliate has a few extra hours each week to help out, however, this is rarely the case. For most of us, the weeks are jam-packed, with an ever-growing list of to-do’s to accomplish. In order to hit these marketing deadlines, team members have to step away from their primary responsibilities and shift gears into a marketing mindset. This can seriously take away from weekly productivity and reaching key goals.

By subcribing to our inbound marketing program, Markethive, affiliates can spend their time doing what they subscribe to do, driving the business forward. This will undoubtedly result in more business closed and better customer success. Now, instead of an “all hands on deck” approach to marketing, it is now the responsibility of one individual to manage the relationship with an Inbound Marketing System as opposed to executing the marketing as a whole.

2. The True Cost of Hiring a New Marketer

Another solution could be to hire an Affiliate internally. What often goes undiscussed is the total cost associated with the bringing on a new marketer, or any Affiliate for that matter. Filling a new position can turn into another full-time job. When adding up all the time it takes to identify, interview, hire and train a new Affuiliates, the total hours can be astonishing. As mentioned before, this not only takes time away from your primary responsibilities, but odds are, there will be additional hand-holding required over the next few months.

When working with an Inbound Marketing System like Markethive, you can cut costs by immediately partnering with a team of marketing experts who have dedicated ample time and resources to learn about you and your business. Their process in doing so will be extremely thorough, resulting in a true understanding of your value proposition, solutions, and a detailed plan to reach your goals. The time it takes to interview and vet an inbound agency will be a fraction of that which you would spend on a new internal hire, and we all know that time is money.

3. Optimization of Costly Marketing Initiatives

Another way that an Inbound Marketing System like Markethive, can help you cut costs is with the optimization of existing marketing efforts that are costing you money. Many businesses spend a decent portion of their marketing budget on paid advertising such as Google Adwords, social ads. With the right expertise, this spend can be optimized greatly. This can be done by removing ad spend for those channels that do not yield adequate results, or by improving the overall conversion rate, effectively lowering the cost of acquisition.

An Inbound Marketing System like Markethive, will look at your current marketing activities with a keen eye, identifying areas to lower spend and drive optimal results. With the right tools in place, such as HubSpot, they can generate in-depth reports and adjust campaigns accordingly.

4. Fixed Monthly Costs

Another important factor in cutting costs is the fee structure for inbound marketing retainers. Most agencies work in a retainer-based model. This means that there is a fixed fee associated with the amount of work to be completed each month. This statement of work is often laid out in terms of a set number of hours or deliverables, based upon an agreed-upon monthly fee. This model allows you to allocate budget appropriately for the next year or many years to come. With an internal employee, the cost of that person increases over time. This can be seen with annual raises or the cost of benefits rising as well. In order to maintain a steady budget for marketing, while ensuring the highest return on investment, hiring an inbound marketing agency is certainly your best option.

5. Access to Additional Technology

As mentioned earlier, each year, new marketing technology is released to help businesses drive new customers while reporting accurately on their efforts. In many cases, these tools are not free and the cost of multiple subscriptions can add up quickly. By working with an inbound marketing system, often you can get access to a number of tools that they are already using. For example, Markethive use a variety of analytics tools to measure website performance and visitor behavior.

It’s clear that subscribing to this inbound marketing system such as Markethive provides a number of great values. Not only do you get access to a full team of marketing and creative experts, you can significantly cut costs and increase ROI. When compared to hiring an internal marketer or splitting the responsibilities across your team, partnering with an inbound agency is extremely cost-effective and allows you to focus on growing your business.

Chuck Reynolds
Contributor

Tips about Network Marketing

Tips about Network Marketing

A direct-selling expert shares what it takes to start out and make it in this industry.
 

You probably have an image firmly planted in your mind of what network marketing (also known as direct sales or multilevel marketing) is all about–housewives buying and selling Tupperware while gossiping and eating finger sandwiches, or a high-pressure salesperson trying to convince you how easily you can become a millionaire if only you and your friends and their friends and so on would buy and sell vitamins with him.

Both of these images couldn't be further from the reality of network marketing. It's neither a hobby nor a get-rich-scheme but an opportunity for you to earn money running your own part- or full-time business.

But what does it take to succeed in this industry? Vincent J. Kellsey, director of member services for the Direct Selling Women's Alliance, an organization that provides a variety of resources to women and men in the direct-selling industry, offers these tips for making it:

Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for [when selecting an opportunity]. Number one: stability. How old is the company? Number two is excellent products or services that consumers will use and need more of.

Number three is the pay plan–how even and fair and generous overall is the distribution? This is really crucial as the pay plan represents exactly how you'll get paid–or not get paid. There are really only two questions to ask [regarding this]: How many pennies out of each sales dollar get paid back to the distributors each month, and how fair is the distribution of these pennies between the old members and the new members?

Number four is the integrity of the company and the management. As much as possible, [investigate] the experience of the CEO, [their] experience in the network marketing industry, and their background. [Have] they been successful in other companies in the industry? Do they have a good reputation?

Number five is momentum and timing. Look at where the company's at, what's going on with the company, and if it's growing.

Number six is support, training and business systems. You may have [chosen] a great company with excellent management, products that make a difference, a pay plan that's uniquely fair and very generous, and momentum and stability, but if you don't have a system in place that works, all of that [doesn't matter]. Most companies will have a transferable training system that they use, and that's where mentorship comes in.

Practice what they teach. [To succeed,] you need to be willing to listen and learn from mentors. The way this industry is structured, it's in the best interests of the [MLM veterans in your company] to help you succeed, so they're willing to teach you the system. Whatever [your mentor] did to become successful, it's very duplicatible, but you have to be willing to listen and be taught and follow those systems.

The higher-ups. It can be called various things, but the general term is the "upline," meaning the people above you. How supportive are they? Do they call you? Do they help you put a plan in place? Are they as committed to your success as they are to their own? You should be able to relate to [the people in your upline] and be able to call them at any time to say "I need some help." How much support there is from the people above you in the company is very important.

Take up the lead with your downline. There's a term in the network marketing industry called "orphans"–when somebody is brought in and then the person who brought them in is just so busy bringing in other people that they don't spend the time to teach and train [the new person]. You should be prepared to spend at least 30 days helping a new person come into the industry–training them, supporting them and holding their hand until they feel confident to be able to go off on their own. You really need to ask yourself, are you willing to do that? Are you able to do that? This is really about long-term relationship building. It's not about just bringing people into the business and just moving forward. It's about working with these people and helping them to develop relationships.

On the net. People are utilizing [the internet] as their main marketing tool. [You can set up your site] with autoresponders so when you capture leads, the autoresponder can follow up with that person. One of the greatest keys to success in this industry is follow-up. Many people will have someone call them who's interested or they'll call the person and say they're interested, but then they don't follow up with it. Automation on the internet has allowed a much more consistent method of following up.

The only drawback with the internet is people who utilize it to spam. If there was one thing I could put forward to say, "Do not do" when utilizing the internet as a marketing tool, it's spamming because that can give a very bad reputation not only to you but also to the company you're working with.

Taking care of business. This is a business, and just like if you were running a franchise or a storefront, you [should have an] accountant. You have all the same write-offs tax-wise that you have with running a [full-time] business, so it's very important to [do your research] prior to getting involved, before you start making money from it. How is that going to affect you tax-wise? What are your write-offs?

It's important to set up a [support] team around you. I'd suggest seeking out lawyers who deal in network marketing, so they're very versed in all the laws and how that affects [your business.]. There are also accountants who specialize in dealing with homebased businesses specifically in the direct-selling industry.

Don't quit your day job…yet. Never leave your full-time position unless you're absolutely certain that the income that's coming in with this company is going to be there. [Be sure that] you've been with the company [for awhile] and that you know it's a stable company, and the income that you're earning is equal to or greater than the income you're earning from your job before quitting.

Chuck Reynolds
Contributer

Network Marketing Master Tips

Network Marketing Master Tips

Learn the secrets of MLM experts so you can follow in their footsteps.
 
 

 

Network Marketing is amazing. During my more than 30 years of working, it's the only form of business I've found that offers a level playing field. In other words, anyone can become successful in this industry. And the best part is that others have already blazed the trail to success, so you just have to look at what they've done and follow suit. There are things you'll hear over and over again as the principles to success in MLM. Here are the top five:

1. Be coachable. MLM is a business of duplication. Those who've already been successful will share their secrets to success, and all you need to do is listen and then do what they tell you. Unfortunately, I wasn't very coachable in the beginning. I was successful in traditional business and figured I could do the same things and be successful in network marketing. Boy, was I wrong! Because I didn't listen to my upline leaders, I didn't make any money at first. Successful MLMers have been there, done that–and have the paycheck to prove it–so be coachable, and duplicate their success.

2. Develop your dreams, goals and objectives. Studies have shown that very few people have written dreams and goals, yet those who do achieve high levels of success. Identify your dreams first. As yourself, if time and money weren't inhibitors, what would your life look like? Describe your dream house in great detail. Likewise, get a mental image of your dream cars, vacations, wardrobe, lifestyle and so on.

From those dreams, develop your goals. A dream is the big picture, and goals are the steps that will get you to your dreams. For example, let's say your dream car is a Mercedes SL65 with a cost of $225,000 and a monthly payment of around $3,800. What are the steps you need to take to achieve that dream? An increase in your income might be necessary, so your goal would be to increase your monthly income to, let's say, $10,000.

Next, you break your goals down into bite-size objectives (in our example above, this would be the things necessary to increase your monthly income to $10,000). Each day, you should review your dreams, goals and objectives in order to determine your daily activities.

3. Work. Network marketing has probably produced more millionaires than any other industry, and although each of those people built their businesses with different companies and using different methods, they all did one thing–work. MLM isn't a get-rich-quick scheme; you'll only get rich through hard work.

One of the main differences I see in those who fail vs. those who succeed is their level of work. Most people who've failed treated their MLM businesses like a hobby, working whenever they had some spare time. The top income earners, on the other hand, work at their businesses every day.

Let's say that after a thorough evaluation of your schedule, you can only devote 10 hours a week to your business. Take a daily planner and block out those available time slots. Remember, work isn't filing, checking e-mail or surfing the web. Work in MLM is prospecting, presenting, following up, registering new associates, training and support.

In the beginning, you should spend 90 percent of your time on prospecting, presenting, following up and signing up new people. As your network builds, you can devote more time to training and support. But never, ever stop prospecting, or your business will die.

4. Be consistently persistent. Most network marketers give up too early. They expect to make $10,000 their first month, and when they don't, they quit. But it takes time to build an MLM business. You're going to have to contact a lot of people, give many presentations and endure a great deal of rejection. However, it's the person who is consistently persistent who will succeed.

If you're duplicating a successful system, the only thing separating you from success is time. When things are looking dark, keep going. Make one more call. Talk with one more person. Follow up one more time. If you're with the right company, you should never give up because you'll eventually be successful.

5. Make a million friends. The advice that made the biggest impact on my success in network marketing was to go out with the idea of making a million friends instead of a million dollars. You can only be successful in network marketing if you help others become successful. So go out and find some new friends who you can help become successful in your business. Forget about your wants and needs, and serve these friends instead. This concept is called "servant leadership"–you lead by serving those you lead. The more friends you make and serve, the greater your success in network marketing.

These five principles of success are just the start. I'm sure that your sponsor and upline leaders have their own list, so make sure you ask them how they became successful. And finally, realize this: It's one thing to have this knowledge–and a whole different thing to actually do what you've learned. So be a doer, and watch your business and income skyrocket.

Chuck Reynolds
Contributer

Boost Your Success as a Blogger – 7 Tips

All blog writers want their blog to be successful—this is the one thing they all have in common. For most blog writers, success is loyal followers.

Regardless of when or why you began your blog, a few modifications here and there to your blog and your mindset can transform things for the better.   Here's a list of 7 tips to help you be successful as a blog writer.

1. Finding Your Niche

This little bit of advice has been jumping around the Internet since the beginning of the first effective blog.   Still, a lot of beginning writers don’t take this advice, partly because a lot of new writers aren’t sure what to write about and partly because they don’t know what a niche is.

Niche is described as, “a specialized but profitable corner of the market.”

What we really mean when we say to “find your niche” is to slim down the focus of your blog.   Referring to anything and everything that comes to mind is great if you’re composing for yourself, but visitors may discover it to be disorderly and challenging. What visitors really want is an assortment of relevant and beneficial content on the same subject to help fix an issue or query.

Examples of areas include:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Writing

While it’s correct that there are blogs on essentially every industry, the key to really succeeding and reaching your focus on industry is to filter your subject even further. Choose a gap in the marketplace and concentrate on that. This will decrease competitors while making you a go-to professional in your industry.

An example would be if you desired to start a blog about your travels.  Instead of concentrating on travel in general, you might concentrate on an individual nation or town. That way, you are likely to become the number one go-to blog for people who will be visiting that area.

2. Self-Promote

Promoting your own venture on public networking or within your team of buddies is overwhelming for a lot of people. You don’t want to appear to be boasting, and you definitely don’t want to come across looking like spam.

If you want to be successful, however, you have to tell others to get the word out, and who better to do that than you? It’s all part of the marketing procedure, and writers have to figure out how to use public networking and use feedback on blogs to promote themselves.

Many writers and public networking lovers recommend using 80% of your public feedback and shares to enhance other people’s works and 20% of it advertising your own services and products.  Sometimes tooting your own horn isn’t all that bad. The key is to find balance between self-promotion and humbleness.

3. Build on What Works

Use your web page statistics and comments feature to see how visitors respond to these new concepts. If you’re not seeing any sign of a response in your statistics, study visitors to see what they think.

Experimenting is all an element of the procedure, so don’t be worried about trying something new. Start guest posting, a new weekly blogging series, and try placing ads.

Testing one thing here or there isn’t likely to harm your writing exercise. Some of these tests often lead to a surge in visitors. What's promising is that you can always dump the ones that don’t work.

4. Perform an “Above the Fold” Test

Above the fold includes the content you see when you first view your blog. It’s anything that you see without scrolling.

Since you only have a few moments to create an excellent first impression and help visitors determine what they’re looking for, you want the most essential info above the fold. For example, individuals should be able to tell who you are and what you do without scrolling. If it’s not obvious in your blog headline, there is value including a tag line. If you want to highlight your call-to-action, that should appear above the fold as well.

Test your own site by using the Clue App to set up a free 5-second test.  Don’t like the results? It’s worth rethinking your website layout.

5. Make Your Blog Sticky

Sticky is a term that means you’re motivating individuals come back to or stay on your blog. For example, you might link to an appropriate article from your blog’s archives. You can do this within the material, or you can list additional sources at the end of each short article. The idea is that these hyperlinks point to your own material and offer visitors more in-depth information on the topic or a related topic.

As you do this, everyone is more likely to keep coming back and subscribe to your  blog. You can also make your blog sticky by inviting visitors to subscribe to your blog or by making your RSS feed available with the click of a button.

6. Ways to Extend Your Blog

To get individuals to stay and keep returning, it’s worth increasing  your reach outside of simple blog posts. This allows you reach more individuals who appreciate other types of content and contact, and it keeps your blog from getting boring.

Examples of ways to increase your reach include:

  • Releasing videos
  • Starting a podcast series
  • Hanging around industry forums or social media
  • Sending out newsletters

7. Create Quality Content

People have been saying it for a long time, and the saying still applies.  CONTENT IS KING!

Without well-written and interesting material, your blog isn’t going to go anywhere. Yes, your blog style and your promotion methods are essential, but they’re essentially ineffective if you don’t have quality material. Individuals may come because of the promotion, but they’ll remain when you provide material they need.

Pro tip:  Developing material customers “need” can include anything from educating them on something to offering them entertainment.  While writing a blog about yourself can have its advantages, you should always be concentrating on fixing the reader’s issues first (whether they are looking for advice or a good laugh.) 

Fulfilling your visitors’ needs is what will generate visitors to sign up to your blog.

Judy Curtis,

Contributor