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THE RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR IS GAINING MOMENTUM

THE RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR IS GAINING MOMENTUM

RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR

MARKETHIVE IS THE ECOSYSTEM FOR ENTREPRENEURS

While the self-appointed few are on an unrealistic mission to reset the world, enforcing their imperialistic rules and way of life for civilization, entrepreneurialism, and sovereign technology will be a force to be reckoned with. 

Just like Noah, who built the ark when asked by God to save a chosen few in the face of destruction by the great flood, Markethive is building its ark for all humanity in the face of the new world tyrannical order. 

And what will it take to triumph over this flood of autocracy? 

A community of entrepreneurs showing and leading the way to a haven, an ecosystem that withstands the promised displacement and socialism of Agenda 2030.

What Defines An Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are leaders, "not managers.” Innovators and visionaries with an endless supply of enthusiasm connected to a resource of inner knowledge and ideas.

Skilled entrepreneurs lead the way and show others the way. Still, many potential entrepreneurs are enslaved or inhibited by the pressure to get a college education, become a cog in the wheel, get a job, run into debt, or comply with the authorities, the traditions, and suppressive rules. 

Entrepreneurs are always first in and the last out, just like with the Marines, and it takes a lot of courage, determination, and willingness to rise above the most challenging obstacles.

Tom Sawyer, the proverbial entrepreneur, shows the crowd his tour de force of painting a fence faster and more superior than the crowd of people who all gathered to watch him. The awe is enough to get the people to pick up their brushes and join in. So inspired by Tom, they continued with this process and recruited others to help. 

Entrepreneurs never take shortcuts. With a firm ethical attitude, they are natural-born leaders, a level of integrity that attracts and acknowledges others, internalized by their work ethic.

The entrepreneur hacks away, even in the most adverse conditions. They don’t take as many breaks, nor do they stop to watch others. They believe in themselves and what they do, are proactive, and tend not to get fired; however, they can be disruptive, particularly if an unfair system wrongs them. 

However, entrepreneurs can get fired up and quit a job when asked to do something against their principles. On the other hand, if the reasons are strong enough, they will work at any job and particularly if they’ve given their word. All of this is fuelled by a strong sense of self-esteem and a deep belief in their entrepreneurial ability.

 

From Mission-driven To Vision-driven 

Markethive is the ultimate market network, a complete ecosystem for Entrepreneurs. Our mission has spanned for more than 20 years producing millions of subscribers, 1000s of friends and success, and many millionaires in their process. 

This long-term mission has afforded us the financial clout to continue with our mission, leading the curve with Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, making it a viable ecosystem that will survive the current and depreciating world economy. 

Markethive is unique with its cottage industry concept and driven by two engines that work simultaneously, bringing in the masses who aspire to be entrepreneurial. Typically, social media, marketing, or digital media platform would only have one engine, subscriber, or traffic. 

However, the monolithic Markethive Network encompasses all facets of social media, inbound marketing, and digital media, making it the only platform to fully embrace an attainable sovereign income for all associates. 

Passion drives us to empower the entrepreneur and build long-term relationships with our customers, partners, contractors, and employees. This is what makes us unique as entrepreneurs, parents, and friends.

We never rest, always seeking better solutions; our vision perceives beyond the horizon as we pursue, leading to excellence for our members and the world.

  • “The future is sooner and stranger than you think,” by Reid Hoffman.
  • Everyone is now an entrepreneur, whether they realize it or not.
  • We have entered the Rise of the Entrepreneur, and Markethive is the horse.

Everything is about people; our engineers, our marketing and creative people, our clients, and customers, our family.

 

Everything we do for our subscribers’ we do to change the entire world. We are reinventing ourselves, social media, and the way we work and market online. We see challenges as bricks, and we offer our clients the mortar that fills the cracks, the ultimate network.

We constantly invent ourselves backward, so we are the customer until we become your solution.  Our cultural wisdom is one of transparency, truth, and empathy, and we live by the concept that simple is most difficult and in the process are the three points; Quality, Value, and Support.

Our mission is to give you the tools and inspire the courage to follow your heart and intuition, which somehow already knows what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

Markethive is an assembly of tools, tradition, innovation, inspiration, relationships in a network that inspires that is greater than the sum of its system; a team of people, ideas, and inspiration.
Markethive is a concept and a vision that evolved from 20+ years of Veretekk. 

Veretekk was a mission-driven company. 
Markethive is a vision-driven company.

Markethive’s CEO, Founder, and Visionary, Thomas Prendergast, says,

“We have a 25-year mission that has merged with the ‘Rise of the Entrepreneur’ vision. The entrepreneur, small business, aspiring little gal, and guy, seeking a viable alternative to build a sustainable income and make a difference and ability to help others as well”.

 

In this video, Thomas explains the Mission and Vision of Markethive. It was recorded a few years ago, and since then, Marketive has continued to evolve; however, the fundamental message is still the same and very powerful. 
 

When you have a healthy, self-employed sustainable middle class, the benefits are amazing:

1. A no consumer debt culture vs. a business investment culture

2. Private property ownership (not a mortgage) low overhead more money to invest.

3. Stronger family values (An agrarian type family unit), stronger morals, integrity-based foundations.

4. Homeschool (online school options) children bond with parents and each other.

5. Immediate portability (Live anywhere you want, when you want) vote with your feet.

Our purpose is to empower every associate to reach their dreams and change the world in their own special way with delight, prosperity, a sense of well-being, and belonging as the ultimate objective.

Corporate structure and competition are out – Entrepreneurialism and creativity are in. 

Blue Ocean Strategy is the marketing theory and a book published in 2004, then adapted in 2015 and written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD.

Markethive fits right in with the Blue Ocean Strategy instead of the red ocean strategy cut-throat and competitive, turning the ocean red. 

The Red Ocean consists of industries with virtually identical business models fighting for survival today but are known and have been the accepted market strategy for decades.

Competition from existing rival companies is cut-throat, turning the ocean blood-red; ergo, the Red Ocean strategy is all about competition. As the market becomes more saturated, companies need to be more fierce to compete for a larger share of limited demand.

The Blue Ocean cultivates new industries and next generational ways of adopting strategies that set themselves apart, rendering the competition irrelevant. The blue ocean is unexplored and untouched by competition and vast, deep, and powerful growth opportunities. 

Instead of arguing over a shrinking profit pool, blue ocean companies are developing uncontested market space. The Blue Ocean strategy creates new demand, whereas the Red Ocean policies invoke competition.

Competition in red oceans is a deal-breaker: A market that needs to compete divides existing profit and market share between rival companies. So, as competition escalates, prospects, growth, and profit diminish. 

The Blue ocean strategy provides considerable opportunities for profitable and rapid growth, whether through the development of new technologies, new markets, or even the creation of a new economy.

BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY

 

Markethive is a mighty light on the mountain attracting the multitudes, the millions into our city to prepare for financial sovereignty and be free in this world of suppression and authoritarianism. 

The next-generation market network is expanding daily. More and more people see the magnificent vision as Markethive progress with the many integrations, various platforms, and money-making systems that make up the complete ecosystem for entrepreneurs. 

Markethive, the social market network, was founded by an entrepreneur, envisioned by an entrepreneur, built by entrepreneurs, built for entrepreneurs, and filled with entrepreneurs.

Welcome to Markethive, the quintessence of the Blue Ocean Strategy.

MARKETHIVE ARK

 

Source: Thomas Prendergast

 


Written by Deb Williams
Chief Editor and writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network. An avid supporter of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. I thrive on progress and champion freedom of speech and sovereignty.  I embrace "Change" with a passion, and my purpose in life is to enlighten people en masse, accept and move forward with enthusiasm.

 

 

 

TP

Successful Marketing on Social Media

Successful Marketing on Social Media

To have a competitive Online Business in today's world, Social Media Marketing needs to be part of your Marketing Strategy. Below are procedures to create an effective plan for growing your business and your bottom line.

Before we start, though, let's define just what is a Social Media Marketing strategy.

What is a social media marketing strategy?

Following are some questions that need to be addressed when creating a Social Media Strategy:

  • What are the Objectives: what are the results you're looking for, and how will they be measured?
  • What is the Target audience: outline the characteristics of your ideal customer.
  • What will be your Content Mix: put together a social media schedule based on your recurring presentation formats.
  • Which Channels you will select: what will be the best of the social networks available to use, and how will you use them.
  • What is your Process: outline the procedures and tools used to execute your strategy effectively.

Answering these questions will produce a framework for laying the foundation of your Social Media Strategy and better prepare you for knowing how to combine them and review your strategies progress over time.

Step 1. The Why

Identify your reason to begin marketing on social networks. Why provide business access to your social media and SME? If you only wish to place ads and sell by sending targeted messages, this strategy is not for you. 

Social networks are conversations. Consumers want to converse, criticize, report, and advise the company or brand name of their experience or if they have a complaint about a product or service.

So be clear about your goals and objectives on social media. Do you want to retain and talk with existing customers, build your brand reputation, or find new customers and increase sales? Each of these objectives determines how your business behaves on social media and in which networks you should participate.

Important: List out the main reasons why you want to get started on social networks. Be specific about the results you are looking to achieve (clear objectives: quantity and goals).

Step 2. The Plan And Other Marketing Aspects

When you put together your online plan, think about how social networks will be integrated into the company's overall digital marketing plan. Will you be selling through social media? Would you be using Twitter, for example, to make offers? How will you determine the success of your efforts, both online and offline?

Important: If, for example, the customer service or sales team is affected by the new social marketing tools, be sure to take the time to bring them up to date. Make sure everyone has the same goal for both in-house and outside communication.

Step 3. Communicating: Defining Your Voice

How will your product be offered online, and who is in charge of communication? Will it be a company director, the owner, an employee, or perhaps an outside advisor? Frequently, companies manage a presence with several individuals who share duties. On social network platforms, you must express your brand value. No one will render your presence necessary, not having your own defined value.

Important: Based on your business's size, it requires investing insight, time, and capital to plan with your marketing partners how your organization is presented, how it communicates, and who manages it.

Step 4. Define Your Customer

Identify who makes up your target audience? Where are they located? What gender and age are they? In a physical store or business, you can connect with your customers. Online, however, you should investigate where they spend time. This includes both learning and listening online. One example, for local businesses, Facebook may provide more influence than LinkedIn.

Social media is worldwide. Are you conversing with everyone just concentrating on your local customer base? Invest your time outlining your contact strategy for your social media target audience.

Important: Who are they? Where are they? And any additional info regarding your target audience will assist you in creating a successful marketing strategy and better segment your customer base.

Step 5. Examine And Evaluate Everything

How will "influence" on social media be determined? Some methods are measured by sales. Others could be based on fulfilling customer requests, creating a brand, prompting questions, or building email lists.

Each of these measures is valid. Specify your goals before beginning, so you can plan out, evaluate, and determine if your endeavors are successful.

Important: Select some metrics and create a simple way to track and evaluate them, such as a spreadsheet that indicates the increase of fans weekly. Whether or not the investment for analysis and measurement is profitable will be shown in the medium term.

Hopefully, this guide will help beginners in social networking start more cleanly and in a planned way. It can help to ensure the success of your business in a reasonable time.

Markethive – The Perfect Complement

The perfect complement for your Social Media Marketing or any marketing you want to do is Markethive. They deliver an Inbound Marketing platform equal to or superior to Marketo and Hubspot. 

Markethive’s tools include email autoresponders, blogging platforms, landing pages, social media broadcasting, Tracking analytics, SEO, backlinking automation, messaging, and e-commerce. 

The benefits of these systems are to "attract and engage," "convert and nurture," "close and delight," "analyze" and build a large, loyal, long-term customer base. 

For any additional information or to become a Free Member, Click on the Banner below:

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Written by Gene Aasen
Entrepreneur 1 and Writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network.  I’m a strong advocate of the Markethive mission for technology, world progress, and freedom of speech. I support change and endeavor to help others understand, grow, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

 

TP

MARKETHIVE’S REFERRAL PROGRAM EXPLAINED

MARKETHIVE’S REFERRAL PROGRAM EXPLAINED

REFER THREE TO MARKETHIVE TO RECEIVE BONUS AIRDROPS AND ACTIVATE MICROPAYMENTS 

Referral Program For Free Members And Upgraded Associates

Markethive is steadfast and in preparation to take a large share of the new Market Network that is the next generation following the Social Media craze of Web 2.0. Markethive is a Social Market Broadcasting Network. It sounds like a mouthful, and it is! 
 
Markethive is an all-encompassing platform that has integrated;

  • Social Media (like Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • SAAS tools (like GoToMeeting, Aweber, Google Apps)
  • Inbound Marketing (like Marketo, Hubspot) 
  • Commerce platform (like eBay, Freelancers, Amazon) 
  • Digital Media (like Cointelegraph, Bitcoin.com)

As Markethive’s foundation is Blockchain-driven, it has its consumer coin, Markethive Coin (MHV), which is fully integrated into the system and has created an Ecosystem for all Markethive members, free and upgraded Entrepreneurs. 

So Markethive has established their niche as the only social (Market) Network with an infinity Airdrop and a system that rewards the users for engaging on the platform and learning how to use it with ongoing, real-time micropayments, otherwise known as a Faucet.

Markethive has the combined power of Facebook, LinkedIn, Marketo, and Amazon, with the real advantage of deriving and income within the Markethive system while promoting your business and enjoying the social media platform. 
 

What If You’re A Free Member?

If you’ve just signed up to Markethive, you will have received your airdrop of 500 Markethive Coins (MHV) to your CoinClip. The next thing to do is to refer just 3 of your friends or colleagues to Markethive, which unlocks the Micropayment Faucet, allowing you to receive lifetime rewards of MHV Coin.

So a Free Membership in Markethive allows you to earn coins with every post, process, and function within the system and, like a faucet system, earn micropayments of Markethive Coin. 

Remember, it is not just another payment service provider other Social Media platforms have adopted. You genuinely earn MHV Coins, and now is a perfect time to accumulate your coins. 
 

Bonus!

Markethive will also reward you with a  bonus of 250MHV for your first three members you invite to join us. You will receive these coins to your coin clip as soon as they sign up and complete the verification process via SMS code.

Please note: To receive the maximum of 500 MHV bonus airdrop for all subsequent referrals (after the first three), you will need to upgrade to Entrepreneur One.

 

Markethive Wallet And Coin Exchanges

Markethive is in the process of listing MHV on choice high-profile coin exchanges, along with the multidimensional wallet. You’ll be able to convert it into the currency of your choice or buy products and services within the Markethive ecosystem. 

As stated in this article, Markethive will roll out a schedule to deliver the wallets and administer them in tiers and stages led by the upgraded Entreprepreneurs as the first cab off the rank. 

 

Thinking About Upgrading To Entrepreneur One?

Upgrading to Entrepreneur One provides many benefits and extra opportunities to monetize your activities and businesses, as defined in this article and is predominantly an online cottage industry. 

Furthermore, apart from the matching coin bonus of 500 MHV for each person you refer, you will have access to an advanced CMS control panel for your new "associate leads" found in the Friends section. You are essentially building your email list for your email autoresponder and broadcaster within the Markethive SaaS tools portfolio. 

As an Entrepreneur One Upgrade, you are considered an early adopter of Markethive, so also included are ILP shares (Incentivized Loan Program) in the net profit revenue of Markethive. 

In and of itself, this is a unique opportunity to create a legacy and reap the rewards only venture capitalists could otherwise enjoy. Go here to learn more

To upgrade to Entrepreneur One level now,  navigate to the home page and click on “Loyalty Programs” displayed in the menu.

For your first upgrade, go to  https://markethive.com/index_members?subscriptions.

You can have more than one subscription, which not only multiplies the assets you receive as an Entrepreneur One associate; you also have the opportunity to onsell the subscription as they are limited and will not be available from Markethive soon. 

The Entrepreneur One will become extremely valuable as we introduce more of the unique money machines, including the Blast, Press Release, and video advertising.  

To acquire two or more, go to The Vault page: https://markethive.com/vault?subscriptions.

To learn more about The Vault, click here.

The Automated Referral Panel

Using your referral links via the automated referral panel is an easy way to promote Markethive to your friends and colleagues on other social media sites.

You will find the automated referral panel on the home page menu named Referral Program. You have two links, as shown in the image below.

The top one is the link to your Profile Page or Bio. Sharing this link is excellent for branding yourself or your business, as explained here


 
Share your unique Referral Link on your social network profile consistently and quickly receive a lot of referrals! Click on the Social Media buttons, and your Capture page referral link will automatically be included. There is an assortment of thumbnails (images) that will rotate, giving your post a fresh new look every time you share. 

The Capture Page 

The second link is your Capture page that is incredibly informative with a video and bullet point explanations. It’s intuitive, simple, and captivating. 

 

The Bottom Line

Bottom line, by joining Markethive, you will get a Market Network Inbound Marketing platform worth $2500 per month for free and get “Airdropped” paid up to 500 Markethive coins [MHV] just for joining. 

By referring three people only, you activate the micropayment faucet and continue to receive MHV coin payments for the duration of your life within the hive for all activity you perform on the Markethive Platform. 

Since the entire system runs on Markethive coin, you can expect the volume demand and increased velocity of the MHV coin to drive coin value accordingly. This is one of the main reasons we refer to our system as a legitimate alternative to universal income, based on ethics and integrity, not government-mandated theft and graft.

Interestingly, the first Faucet invented was the Bitcoin faucet launched by Gavin Andresen, one of the earliest Bitcoin developers, in June 2010. At that time, Bitcoin was about 8 cents. It gave out 5 Bitcoins a day until 2011 when it ran out of coins. 

Markethive has embraced this reward system and applied it to the many marketing and communications aspects within Markethive.  The big what if is; in 10 years, will Markethive coin have a similar rise in value? No doubt in my mind, given that MHV is a consumer coin with a real use case, unlike so many other altcoins on the market. Time, technology, and the universal need for a holistic platform such as Markethive are on our side. Markethive to the moon! 

 
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Meanwhile, get busy and refer three people to unlock the faucet and start accumulating MHV coin. You will enjoy the fruits of Universal Income, which is Markethive’s vision for everyone and destined to achieve. 
 


Written by Deb Williams
Chief Editor and writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network. An avid supporter of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. I thrive on progress and champion freedom of speech and sovereignty.  I embrace "Change" with a passion, and my purpose in life is to enlighten people en masse, accept and move forward with enthusiasm.

 

 

TP

How to Deliver Value With Your Content

How to Deliver Value With Your Content


 
There are over 400 million blog posts that are published daily. The majority will only receive a few clicks. How can you get your's to rise above the noise?
 
The usual scenario involves finding 'How To' manuals trying to find 'hacks' or 'shortcuts' that will get your content noticed. Someone's post, video, or meme goes viral, and tons of copycats appear for the next few months. They never do better than the original.
 
For example, the original Old Spice campaign video resulted in over 55 million views on Youtube and was copied many thousands of times. Sesame Street was one of the copycats, and the result was five times fewer views than the original.
 
So if Sesame Street, with multi-millions of dollars for the best production resources, can't come close to topping the original video, how are you and your small business going to do it?
 
Copying is not the best way to produce content. I'll be covering five tips in this post on delivering real value in your content.

 

The WIIFM Formula 

WIIFM means, "What's in it for me?" but we turn the formula over. Your content needs to focus on 'What's in it for THEM, not YOU. That's when people will read your content. Too often, entrepreneurs write self-serving content. It's like going into a pub and shouting out how great you are, your latest accomplishment, and all the reasons you are God's gift to the world. But that is the very thing so many brands do when they only write about themselves and how excellent their products are on social media and their blog.
 
It is a much better strategy to put yourself in your target market's shoes, focus on what they need and care about, and then write content that addresses that.
 

Know Your Target Market 

To create WIIFM content, you must understand your target customers. Building customer personas will help with this.

Identify the following characteristics:

  • Their location(s)?
  • Their values?
  • Their key demographics (job title, age range, etc.)? 
  • The sort of content they are consuming currently?
  • Their pain points?
  • How will your offer resolve those pain points?

 

Show Real Expertise 

One of the main reasons your content may not be resonating is when you are producing mirage content. Content that replicates what everyone else in your field is putting out. In most cases, this happens when the person writing the blog post hasn't any real expertise doing what they are writing.
 
If you sell race car parts, your website's blog posts should be written by someone that knows about race cars (Perhaps they build and race cars on the weekend?) Don't have some junior copywriter that you hired paraphrase a bunch of content they saw from a basic Google search.  

The Development of expertise takes time. Either you or whoever writes your content has to:

  • Do a lot of reading.
  • Ask a lot of questions.
  • Invest time doing the thing that is being written. 
  • Be willing to experiment.
  • Fail often. 

You will need to figure a way to resolve any lack of expertise in your subject matter. You could hire writers who are subject matter experts. You could interview some experts. Or you could invest the time to become an expert yourself.
 

 
 

Be Focused on Customer Intent, not Traffic Volume.

Many companies go after the ‘Top of the Funnel’ (TOFU) keywords. These have tons of search volume and organic traffic but are not as likely to convert sales. Additionally, these keywords are probably going to be competitive. It will be extremely challenging and costly to rank on page one of Google.
 
The opposite approach converts much better. Begin with ‘Bottom of the Funnel’ (BOFU) long-tail keywords. They may have just a fraction of the traffic but are much easier to rank for, and the chances of them converting to customers are much more significant. 
As an example, the most popular post on Hubspot’s site is “how to make an animated gif”. How many of those people are looking for a complex CRM or marketing automation software? Probably not very many.
 
Long-tail keywords to target can be found using SEO tools like Ahrefs or SEMRush.
 
Also, some excellent keyword research tools are completely free and include:

  • Reddit 
  • Quora
  • Pinterest
  • Youtube
  • Twitter
  • Amazon 

In particular, Social media can provide a look into just how your target customers are talking about your product and your competitors’ products. This will let you get ideas on what content to write next and how to present the content in a way most likely to resonate with them. 

 

Don’t Try to Go Viral. 

When you try to go viral, you are taking part in the marketing equivalent of purchasing lotto tickets. You are basing your strategy on something out of your control, can’t be repeated, and most likely will not happen.
 
For example, if you sell garden shovels and rakes, the chances of your video about the best fertilizer to use in your tulip garden going viral are pretty low.

The problem is with “viral content”, you are looking for a one-hit-wonder. If you were to get lucky and one of your videos takes off, the odds of it leading to a ton of sales and being repeatable over and over is very low.
 
A more proven strategy is to regularly create ‘How-To Videos’ week after week that show your company’s expertise and helps your target customers solve real problems. These videos may only result in a few hundred views each, but they are building your reputation and solving a real problem for your target customers. 

As an example, Minaal produces carry-on luggage for minimalist travelers. They aren’t focused on producing viral pranks. Instead, they do an excellent job of making how-to videos related to packing light.

If you are just getting started check out this detailed guide for beginners. It outlines how to start blogging in 5 easy steps. When you are ready to start your blog, the most complete platform, and blogging tools around can be found at Markethive. Below is a video presented by Thomas Prendergast, the CEO, and Marketing Director of Markethive, with some excellent tips on how to create a blog.

In summary, to create content that delivers real value, you must invest time in understanding your target customers. It will require spending the time to learn about (and talk to) your target customers, practicing humility, and being empathetic. 

 
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Written by Gene Aasen
Entrepreneur 1 and Writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network.  I’m a strong advocate of the Markethive mission for technology, world progress, and freedom of speech. I support change and endeavor to help others understand, grow, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

 

TP

How to Keep Your Social Media Accounts Secure

 

Are Your Social Media Accounts Secure?

Initially, the intent of social media was to bring people together. We could share our lives with our loved ones and friends that were far away while making new friends across time zones and cultural boundaries. If this were the only outcome of people sharing cat videos and baby photos, the world would be a sweeter place. Unfortunately, something more unfriendly also came with this intent—putting it mildly.

Marketing organizations, hackers, and many other entities will take and share your informational data for a whole variety of reasons. Some extreme examples such as Cambridge Analytica using your likes and dislikes for influencing an election should give the average user some pause for thought. Following, we will look at what kinds of security issues come from social media and what you can do to keep yourself along with your data safe in these times when everybody is online all of the time.

How Is Social Media a Security Risk?

Currently, almost everybody having an internet connection or a mobile device will have at least one social media account. Their usage may differ from reading news, sharing their lives, or updating their professional resume. Regardless of usage, social media is a part of modern-day life. 

What was considered private conversations in past years are now openly shared in public spaces like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Massive numbers of strangers have access to your opinions, comments, political leanings, and family concerns. It is essential to know how to protect your privacy and the data being disclosed on social media. Following best practices for safely using social media will give you peace of mind.

Begin with a Strong Password

When it comes to social media protection, Password Managers is your top tool. A Password Manager produces a varied series of letters and symbols that are distinct, difficult to decipher, and hard to recall. With that in mind, the Password Manager saves these in a secure location that is readily available. You can find trusted password manager apps everywhere, but the top ones include:

When you have numerous accounts requiring passwords, these apps will save them all together while revising the existing passwords. It is advisable never to assign the same password to multiple accounts. The Chrome Password Manager is a tool that creates diverse character strings for you.

Facebook Security Concerns
The behemoth of all social media is Facebook. 

 

Facebook has an estimated two billion daily users. You can minimize the use of Facebook's platform, but it would be extremely difficult to disengage from it completely. Most social media users assume others have a Facebook presence. Consider how family, friends, and colleagues use it. Even educational and performance institutions depend on Facebook for announcing essential events. Regardless of its flaws and changing demographics, most everyone seems to be using it.

Now review all the issues that result from this situation. Investigators and documentary films have exposed extensive hacking and manipulation of personal information. Cambridge Analytica acquired personal information on more than 50 million Facebook accounts and with it altered the results of a democratic election. As the saying goes, "If you are not paying for the product, you ARE the product." We are currently a long way from any reliable enactment of worldwide information rights being human rights law. Thus, the user needs to know how to safeguard themself and their online identity.

Facebook Account Security Tips:

  • Make a unique Password & save it with a Password Manager.
  • When viewing your Facebook account on remote devices that are not your personal mobile phone or home computer, do not activate "Keep Me Logged In."
  • To ensure only you can log into your account, set up 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication). This can be activated in the Settings Menu under Setup.
  • Friend requests should only be accepted from persons you know already in the real world or are no more than two degrees of separation from your direct network. 
  • Notify Facebook of any irregular activity.
  • If you are harassed or attacked on any comment threads, Block their accounts.

 

Next up, Twitter!
Twitter has revamped how we consume the news and media.
 

From its short bursts of journalism, its humorous use of wordplay and jest, to its regrettable reports of radical ideology and cluelessness, this social media organization has altered the process of gaining information. No longer does one need to scour entire news blogs to track down a report that is important to you. Identify the author on Twitter, follow them, or find a relevant hashtag to get the latest updates.

Also, Twitter is excellent for the self-promotion of a local business, developing a group of trustworthy associates, and marketing products and services pertinent to your activities. However, with this remarkable opportunity to communicate, there also come significant risks. 

Some valuable ways of protecting your identity, location, and data on Twitter are:

  • Like Facebook, start by creating a complex password and store it in a Password Manager.
  • From now on, your best friend is 2FA (Two Factor Authentication)! Use it wherever and whenever it's offered on a social media platform.
  • Go into "Settings & Privacy" and select "Protect my tweets" for added privacy. This way, only your approved followers can see what you choose to share and say on Twitter.
  • All third-party apps with permission for entry to your Twitter account must be monitored. Some permit access to data, so it is prudent to control any third-party functions.
  • Do not accept or respond to any direct communications from unknown senders to avoid viruses and phishing attacks and viruses.
  • Remember to always log out of instruments that are not your personal mobile phone or home-based computer.

 
Now Onward to LinkedIn

Most likely, if you have looked for work sometime in the past decade, you have set up a LinkedIn profile. It is the worldwide benchmark for executive networking and hosts a vast amount of personal data ranging from your locality to your educational history and business associates. This is very tempting for hackers, identity thieves, or third-party marketers.

LinkedIn is targeted by scammers offering dream work positions, phishing schemes, and the ordinary hackers that saturate the internet. This can put your occupational life at risk if you do follow the privacy practices outlined below.

Here is what to do on LinkedIn:

  • Create a complex Password to start and file it in a Password Manager.
  • Carefully go over the information you want to provide on LinkedIn. Post only essential details about yourself. If your resume has already been posted, review it, and remove any non-essential items.
  • Identify the third-party apps given access to your LinkedIn account. Most often, these would be old applications processed or outside job boards. Remove all that is not being used.
  • Watch out for any direct messages coming from unknown recruiters or countries where you've never done business. Maintain internet savvy and don't trust every message you receive.
  • Maintain a record of your job applications and how your LinkedIn profile has been disclosed.

 

Instagram, Picture Perfect Privacy:

Who does not love pretty pictures?

The popularity of Instagram has soared in recent years. What formerly was a niche photo-sharing site has beaten the old standard Flickr. Instagram has risen in popularity to the top spot. Its platform promotes the exploring of stunning fashions, spectacular landscapes, and unbelievable parties. It also allows for following hashtags, sharing stories, discussion threads, and links to other profiles.

A nice thing with Instagram is you can make your profile totally protected from spying eyes. If the Instagram user, or bot, does not appear in your curated followers' list, they won't be able to see your photos. Despite having more than 1 billion active users, privacy is important.

Ensuring privacy in your IG account:

  • As with all other social media platforms, create a complex Password to start and file it in a Password Manager.
  • Enable 2FA (two-factor authentication).
  • Every few months, change your passwords as an additional precaution against fraud. Do NOT use a password more than one time.
  • Identify the third-party apps given access to your Instagram account. Disable all not being used.
  • Disable Geotagging that permits your locality to be shown when you post a photo. Do not geotag your photos.
  • Unless it is necessary, do not hashtag your locality. For example, if you post a photograph of the hotel, you visited a couple of months ago, that might not be leaking private information. However, if you are now on a trip and away from your house—that is currently empty—you might want to reconsider posting that photo on Instagram.

 
Staying Safe Online

Adhering to these basic security and privacy guidelines is a valuable procedure for making them the usual way you interact when employing social media. They are mostly just common sense with exemplary password usage. Become familiar with the special distinctions of each platform your personal details are on, and implement the changes needed for a safe and secure user experience.

The documentary, The Great Hack, describes Julian Wheatland's effort to have Facebook regulated as a utility. Wheatland said: "every company is a data company today, and how that data is ethically managed needs to spread through all companies." 

As our developmental and spiritual view becomes overtaken by social media, we must be focused on protecting ourselves. At the same time, we should continue to learn from people and share our experiences throughout the world.

 
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Written by Gene Aasen
Entrepreneur 1 and Writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network.  I’m a strong advocate of the Markethive mission for technology, world progress, and freedom of speech. I support change and endeavor to help others understand, grow, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

 

 

TP

KYC, WALLET, MHV – Your Questions Answered

KYC, WALLET, MHV – Your Questions Answered

As we move closer to one of the most significant milestones of Markethive yet, I would like to touch on a few topics that the more recent members of Markethive may not know or be aware of.  Questions and queries are continuously being asked about subjects relating to KYC, the value of our coin (MHV), and exchanges.  

Below, I explain some critical factors and clear up some misinformation and assumed expectations of a few that may have been misled. 

What Is KYC? (Know Your Customer)

"Know Your Customer" (KYC) refers to detailed and authenticated information required by banks and financial institutions and first introduced in the 1990s. Today it's applied to a wide range of business sectors, especially online businesses.

According to Wikipedia, Know Your Customer (KYC) is the process of a business verifying its clients' identity. KYC policies mandated by regulators globally are becoming progressively essential to prevent identity theft fraud, money laundering, and terrorist financing. 

The process was once a simple one but now becoming an expensive nightmare for organizations and their customers due to compliance costs and the increasingly long time to complete the customer onboarding process.

As more companies begin to intensify their customer identification security policies, technology has provided us with biometrics for KYC management. The use of biometric identification management technology for accurate customer identity verification has proven to deliver efficiency and convenience for organizations and comply with government regulations to prevent identity theft and money laundering. 

Biometrics use intrinsic data, allowing for immutable identification and verification of people, and is fast and straightforward. Like face recognition and fingerprints, this inherent data is the way to go when accessing wallet apps on smartphones. 

The Genesis Of MHV Revisited 

Let's revisit for a moment a little bit of the history with the Markethive Coin. Established in 2018 with the micropayments faucet system released in January 2019 into the Markethive system. In March 2019, Markethive took the next step and listed MHV onto its first exchange, Raisex.io, and was subsequently listed on coinranking.com, a cryptocurrency information site. 

However, it wasn't long after the raisex exchange collapsed, but MHV is still listed on the Coinranking info site. Coinranking insists on keeping MHV recorded while Markethive moves forward to establish MHV on more high profile coin exchanges. Coinranking will then show MHV as listed on these alternate exchanges, and the actual value of MHV will be realized. 

The Value Of MHV

Right now, MHV's price is coinciding and fluctuating with the price of Bitcoin and, as explained above, is a failed report of a dead exchange, so for the benefit of the newer members, it's currently not listed on a live exchange to date. The value of MHV can not be officially determined until our wallet is released and the exchanges we will be listed on have achieved equilibrium. In other words, demand and supply are considered to be in a steady-state.
 
Currently, MHV can only be utilized internally with the Banner Impressions Exchange (BIX), whereby you can purchase impressions with MHV. Or if a Markethive Associate offers a product or service accepting MHV as payment. There will be many services and products (such as The Blast, to be released soon) that you will be able to purchase with MHV and only with MHV, including ILPs. It's what an ecosystem is all about. 

When the Markethive multi-purpose wallet is rolled out, along with the exchanges, Markethive will be listing its coin on (to be announced) will mean you can buy and sell MHV, thereby creating equilibrium and value in a free and open market. 

What Are You Waiting For?

Every savvy online entrepreneur knows that when it comes to technology, setting a deadline or an actual date for the release can be misleading and is difficult due to its complex nature; however, we can project a timeline. The Markethive Wallet and exchanges are on the table, ready for release when the timing is right, as there are numerous facets to consider. 

Instead of waiting to join Markethive until the wallet is released or proven, join now and be ready. A growing number of social media users and marketers are fed up with the likes of mainstream social media with their dubious agendas and the tyranny it continues to dish out. Also, paying way too much for the access to expensive SaaS marketing platforms. 

All should embrace Markethive and accumulate as many MHV as possible before its debut on the worldwide free market. It's close and will be an opportunity for long-term prosperity, so you won't want to miss out. 

First, receive the MHV coin airdrop for just joining Markethive. Next, refer three people to activate your micropayments and earn MHV for every activity you perform on the Markethive platform after that. 

That's a great start; then, by taking the time to learn how the blockchain-driven social media and inbound marketing market network works, you will be busy, having fun in the collaborative, free-thinking environment while earning income! 

Instead of giving away your content and hard work to the social media platforms that make money off you, why not have the platform pay you? That's what you get from Markethive, along with all the tools you need to build your business and acquire a brand presence. 

The author of this article, Facebook Is Dead (It Just Doesn't Know It Yet) just about sums up the current state of mainstream social media and opines in no uncertain terms the way he feels. Jared A. Brock is on the right path when it comes to new opportunities and next-gen platforms. He's just not aware of Markethive yet, but he will be. 

 

 A Visionary's Life's Work With A Mission At Markethive

CE0 & Founder of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast, a passionate Entrepreneur by nature, declared,

 "I'm put on this earth to empower and bring prosperity to every living soul with a purpose. Even if that purpose is only to be free from the shackles of the Social Media tyranny we all face, this is a new era with the evolution of technology. It is the next generation of Social Media and Market Networks." 

 Mr. Prendergast added,

"I am fully committed to building the members of Markethive into huge success stories. This is my way of helping make this world a little bit brighter and helping the struggling entrepreneur to have a lot more advantages to reach their goals".

 
The Release Of The Wallet Will Be In Stages

The wallet will be released in four phases: (The first phase is projected to roll out sometime this month.)

Phase 1: The Entrepreneur One associates will have access to their wallets with no limits on transactions or the number of MHV coins per day.    

Phase 2: The Apprentice Membership associates wallets, limited transactions – 10 MHV coins per day

Phase 3: Activated free members wallets, limited transactions – 1 MHV coin per day

Phase 4: Entry-level free members wallets, limited transactions – 0.1 MHV coin per day. 

All members will be required to submit and be approved via a KYC process (Know Your Customer.) For free members, that will incur a cost of US$20. 

The above schedule is subject to change and is required to protect Markethive and its coin from shills and pump and dump scenarios. 

Markethive is an ecosystem for entrepreneurs, not a pump and dump, like so many speculative coins on the market, with numerous failing miserably due to the lack of protocol and integrity. 

 

The Apprentice Program And The Unleashing Of Markethive

The Apprentice Program is just about there, ready to be integrated into the Markethive system, which means free members can go to the next level at a minimal cost and have access to more services and be ready for the Phase 2 wallet release. 

The Apprentice membership is for the masses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and marketers looking to earn an income in a meritocratic and sovereign environment. 
 
Markethive's multidimensional wallet is a POS wallet, a Mining Wallet (through MH faucet systems and Bounty Program), a private KYC/AML authentication provider, and a secured messaging system – ALL IN ONE.
This multidimensional wallet will not only preserve, protect and grow your coins through a Proof of Stake function, but it will also provide you 100% control of your private KYC/AML (Know Your Customer/ Anti-Money Laundering) information. It is also a secure messaging portal. 

This multi-functional wallet is part of Markethive's proprietary Intellectual Property. 

Within the local and app-based wallet, you will store MHV coins and other top coins like BTC, ETH, etc. You will also be able to upload your KYC documents into your device and only release a READ ONLY view of them at authentication time, with your approval; 100% under your control. 

Markethive will never store your private information; an authentication code will be held in Markethive's Blockchain. The secure messaging portal will also be integrated into Markethive's cloud ecosystem and take full advantage of the groups and folder technology.


 
 
Culture Of Integrity

What we are building here in Markethive is a culture of integrity, eliminating duplicate or fake accounts and hackers. Furthermore, as Markethive is built on the Blockchain it's not centralized information. 

Once the system has verified you, your information is placed in your wallet, and only you receive the Key to that wallet. It belongs to you, and no one else has access to your information or MHV coins you accumulate by using the platform, including Markethive – the company.  

When Markethive implements the wallets, the KYC protocol will be mandatory for every member. In the past, for any company, it was commonplace for us to scan and upload a utility bill, passport, or drivers' license when asked for verification. Organizations in the online world now require a much more verifiable course of action.

A photo with you holding your drivers' license or some form of identity card and a signed piece of paper with Markethive with the date written on it next to your face is a foolproof way to authenticate. It will secure your identity, account, and any transactions you administer within the Markethive system. 

A video stating who you are may be implemented and will be another level to the whole KYC process, ensuring your peace of mind and Markethive. 

 
Conclusion

Implementing live and recorded video calls while scanning and comparing photo ID (govt identity cards, passport, utility bill, and bank statements) between you and Markethive adds a verification level. When combined with the SMS code and Social Networked OAUTH that was executed when first registering to the Markethive Network, delivers a real person, not a clone or a fake sock puppet. 

This more in-depth KYC protocol is a step up from web 2.0. It is the next generation where privacy, security, and autonomy are of the utmost priority, with Markethive leading the way on its mission to deliver a Social Market Network of the highest integrity. 

There's still time to upgrade to Entrepreneur One and be privy to the complete Markethive system that can be described as a cottage industry with money machines that champions everything else out there. You will be one of Markethive's early adopters and have a rare opportunity to cement your future of self-sovereignty. 

Come with us as we make our way through the final stages of BETA, building the foundation and on the road to realizing the full potential of Markethive and you. 

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Written by Deb Williams
Chief Editor and writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network. An avid supporter of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. I thrive on progress and champion freedom of speech and sovereignty.  I embrace "Change" with a passion, and my purpose in life is to enlighten people en masse, accept and move forward with enthusiasm.

 

 

TP

FORCE MULTIPLIERS IN MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

FORCE MULTIPLIERS IN MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Entrepreneurs face many challenges that can make it difficult for their businesses to survive and prosper year after year. As is commonplace, the problem is how to use the limited resources available to you, be it time or money, for maximum impact and profit. These issues are addressed when force multipliers come into play. What are they, and how important are they? 

It was the military who recognized that force multipliers were a critical element long ago. One example is a troop multiplier adds something to an existing military capability, making it more potent by increasing its size, or machine guns are a force multiplier for rifles.

Another example is the military would incorporate sniper training into all topics designed to increase snipers' value as a multiplier of the armed forces and ensure their survival on the battlefield. 

Force multipliers are defined as something that allows you to achieve more with the same or less effort than when you switch from a screwdriver to a drill; force multipliers can be critical to the business's survival.

 

What Are Force Multipliers In The Online World? 

The force multipliers are strategies, tactics, tools, software, and things that could give you an advantage and make your business more competitive than what you are already doing.

Force multipliers allowed me to grow exponentially and to reach an outcome that I could not have achieved in other ways. A force multiplier will enable you to scale quickly and efficiently and gain opportunities that you could not otherwise be able to.  

They are synergistic and have a dramatic force multiplication; they positively impact the company, its customers, and the economy on the whole. A small force becomes a force multiplier because it gives you an unfair advantage over a larger, more entrenched competitor with a similar business model. 


Image courtesy of Dan Seaman – Markethive Entrepreneur 1

 

It is corresponding to the military, especially when it comes to unfair advantages. You add night vision equipment to a carefully selected, highly trained group of soldiers, and you have a dramatic increase in forces. 

In the military definition above, the focus is on adding a capability. Markethive's focus is on adding processes because we want the sum of the marketing parts to cohesively come together and be larger than the whole marketing effort. In most other organizations, force multipliers are mainly operational to improve store operations or manufacturing productivity.

Force multipliers in marketing begin with strategy and process. Today's marketers must create new strategies because we all know the marketing landscape has evolved and changed dramatically, equally impacting retailers and brands. Linear thinking is doing business in the foregone era of yesterday. Force multipliers explode the myth of linear thinking to allow marketing teams and companies to keep up with the pace of change.

Every brand needs a Force Multiplier if it wants to see growth. The challenge is finding the right force multipliers to apply to your business.

The marketplace continues to change, and the change is constant. There is no end to the shift messengers affecting the marketplace. It suggests the urgency for identifying the force multipliers that can drive your brands' growth. They need to be identified and cultivated. Mentioned below are seven force multipliers;

Sharing Info And Content On Social Networks    

The ability to do this with the speed and interactivity of sharing on many social media platforms is a vital force multiplier. The broadcasting capabilities and interconnectivity of various social media platforms available to Markethive entrepreneurs allow for exponential reach. They are working in synergy with the Markethive social media platform for a more customized, personal, and interactive collaboration.

User-generated Content Attracting Feedback and Reviews

The ability to make user-generated content available to other users immediately is a positive force multiplier. However, the ability to generate online feedback and ratings can also be an opposing force multiplier if, as an entrepreneur, you are not attentive or decide to question your customers' view of reality. Be vigilant and empathic to your audience.

Blockchain – A Force Multiplier  

Blockchain and smart contracts are new ways and have been developed to reward and influence people who participate in crowdsourcing at a low cost. Crowdsourcing funding for concepts allows entrepreneurs to bypass professional investors and venture capitalists to obtain the financing of efforts to enable new platforms to meet the users' needs. The Incentivized Loan Program (ILP) is a perfect example.

Cryptocurrency is used as a micropayment to reward users' for activities. Also, loyalty and bounty programs with gamification make for a fun and lucrative environment that is not only a force multiplier but a game-changer. 

Storefronts and Campaigns

Markethive's storefronts and marketing campaigns associated with any given storefront a Markethive entrepreneur creates is a superior force multiplier. Within the storefronts/groups, we have integrated broadcasting to the entire group members' social network accounts facilitated by the group administrator. 

Blogging systems that empower the team, management reports for the admin showing each member's actions within the system (like blogging, autoresponder production, capture pages, posting to the news feed, running ads, sponsoring new members). A group rotator to share the results of the traffic generated by the group, and a co-op's ability to raise funds and shares for group ad campaigns.  

Advocates Should Be Nurtured

Advocates are a valuable force multiplier. These dedicated fans and partners believe in your brand, cause, or product so much that they do the hard work for free. These supporters become influencers for many undecided people, talk to them, and see them as a step forward in customer loyalty and engagement. 

Situation Awareness And Network Connectivity

Another powerful force multiplier allows your company or business to be proactive to crucial changes and act before everyone else does. What it means is that your network has the right people and groups listening to the correct information at the right time and place so that you can make quick, informed decisions. It improves your awareness of the situation in real-time – time for decisions and is an essential part of your marketing strategy. 

Pre-empt Immediate Future Changes  

Competent predictions of the future are the supreme force multiplier, and most companies are still considered laggards in using analytics and data intelligence. Law enforcement agencies already use predictive hot spots to predict security emergencies and health-care authorities to forecast needs. 

Any network needs to take advantage of trends and directions. Predictive analytics, such as analytics for anticipating short-term and long-term change, is an effective way to identify trends and demands at all times. It is the epitome of an innovative culture

 

Expand With Force Multipliers  

Suppose you want to expand but only reach one customer at a time or one market or partnership. In that case, you will never grow fast enough to be competitive, particularly against the larger players with complete infrastructure in the market. Force Multipliers allows you to grow, scale-up, and achieve opportunities that you would not otherwise be able to facilitate. 
   
Businesses and marketers must continuously look for forces that can multiply the impact of productivity. We have limited resources and time, and we have to use the right multiplier for each element. 

 

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Enter Markethive

Let's break down the name – Markethive;

"Market" represents a robust portfolio of integrated and useful inbound marketing tools, like email autoresponders, social media broadcasters, capture pages, blogging platforms, SEO platforms, lead management, and analytics.

"Hive" represents the social network found within the system. It is a new type of social network called a Social Neural Network. This "Hive" concept gives massive leverage to campaigns, easily managed, and extremely powerful.
    
Regardless of your level of drive, Markethive will add to your agenda, broaden your reach, build your sphere of influence further and more significantly than anything before has even attempted to do.

Markethive is a combination of LinkedIn, Facebook, Marketo, and Fiverr and it is free. Driven by Blockchain technology, you have a full suite of powerful Inbound Marketing systems integrated into an intuitive social network that pays you to participate! 

The cottage industry is alive and well within Markethive, generating many cottage businesses as individual entrepreneurs. There are the money machines like BIX, built by Markethive to allow any associate of Markethive to utilize and prosper within the Markethive system. 

There are many more money-making platforms to be integrated into the system in due course. These hubs and portals are other forms and can also be identified as force multipliers. 

There are upgrades like any other platform (The Entrepreneur One Upgrade, with more entry levels to come); however, you have the essential tools required for inbound marketing as a free member. Also, a place in our social network, plus you will be paid for all your activity on the platform once you refer three of your colleagues or friends to markethive.  

We have here the world's first entrepreneur business person's social network, with the entire system offered predominantly for free to the whole worldwide market of entrepreneurs. 

That includes small businesses, local businesses, regional businesses, global businesses, cottage industries, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, affiliate marketers, software innovators, musicians, churches, political platforms, political candidates, distributors, network marketers, innovators, and dreamers!

Save money, eliminate your Internet marketing costs, increase your reach, grow your market, and make money with Markethive, the Social Market Broadcasting Network – The Force Multiplier. 

 

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Written by Deb Williams
Chief Editor and writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network. An avid supporter of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. I thrive on progress and champion freedom of speech and sovereignty.  I embrace "Change" with a passion, and my purpose in life is to enlighten people en masse, accept and move forward with enthusiasm.

 

 

TP

Increase Earnings Being Active on Social Media

Increase Earnings Being Active on Social Media

Today, Social networks are incredibly popular. From Twitter to TikTok, about 3.8 billion people are using them in all their many forms. On average, internet users are spending 2 hours, 24 minutes every day on social media.

Because of their popularity, social networks are an excellent place for finding new connections or sharing pictures from recent activities, and finding new customers for a business. One of the great things is that you don't even need to run a business yourself — you can profit from promoting someone else's products or services via affiliate marketing.

 

Affiliate Marketing in a Nutshell

Affiliate marketing online is digital marketing, whereby you generate earnings from promoting companies' products and services. You receive a commission for purchases by new customers you have introduced to a company. The more new customers you refer to purchase a product, the greater your earnings will be. As mentioned above, social media can be a tremendous source of referrals for you.

 

Which Social Network Should You Use?

Almost all of the more popular social networks provide the necessary infrastructure for doing affiliate marketing activity. Even on Instagram, where link usage is limited, you can still refer your target audience to an affiliate link in your bio.

The question becomes which social media channel will work best for you. If your preference is to transmit your message with text, Facebook and Twitter are most likely be the preferred choices. 

If you would instead communicate to your audience with pictures and short videos, then Instagram should be your critical social media channel. Marketers who enjoy making how-to and product review videos have Youtube available to host them — remember to put your affiliate link in the description.

While it's possible to use multiple social media platforms simultaneously, always keep in mind that quantity should never be pursued at the expense of quality.

 

Rules to Follow:

It's no secret that most people hate advertising. So when promoting items in your posts on social media, it's essential to follow specific rules:

1. Always provide value.
Short posts that say things like, "Use Go Daddy for domain registration" or "Get 20% discount at Go Daddy" with an affiliate link to the website. This doesn't allow any engagement and will result in disappointment from your audience. The critical rule of Twitter, as an example, is to develop a relationship with your community, so don't just focus on sales. 

Giving advice that provides solutions on forums like Quora or Reddit is a great way to brand yourself while giving value. The answers and recommendations you give should be valuable content that pertains to the enquirer. It's advantageous to describe a personal experience, a problem that you solved, the research you conducted (e.g., about specific or new Top Level Domains (TLDs), hosting uptime, etc.).

2. Link to articles on your website.
Provide additional details, context, and engagement by linking to a post on your website, which in turn connects to affiliate products. Tell a compelling story and build stronger relationships by presenting opinions, information, and content of an influential nature. 

3. Balance out different types of content.
It might seem that users are always happy to get news about a promo or a deal, but everything of one type becomes annoying fast. The answer is to provide a balance between educational or entertainment content and promo content.
 

 

4. Use shortened URLs
Long URLs will make your post cumbersome and unappealing.  It's good to know there are many link shortener services out there. On Twitter, the links are shortened by their service — t.co. Or you can use a third-party link shortener, such as Bitly or TinyURL.

Additionally, a lot of affiliate networks have affiliate link shorteners right within their platform. The top link shortener I've seen is Markethive's Tiny URL

The Tiny URL tool lets you convert lengthy URLs in to short URLs, use in social posts, email, and take up fewer characters in Twitter tweets. It's the perfect way to handle long affiliate URLs as well.

In addition to creating a more friendly URL, the platform will track visitor stats for you. It's the perfect tool to analyze your promotional results, better understand your target audience's interests, and optimize your social, email, and other marketing campaigns.

You can even use the Tiny URL tool together with the Website Rotator tool that automatically rotates to the websites you choose. Very powerful for teams working together to promote a single URL.

5. Refer to the most relevant page.
For example, if you're describing a special promo — refer directly to the promo's landing page, which will increase your conversion rate.

 

6. Include pictures and videos in your posts.
Including pictures and videos is one of the top ways to draw attention to your post. If you do affiliate marketing on Instagram, it's better to use your compelling pictures or videos rather than ready-to-use pictures or affiliate banners as they will appear more natural in your audience's feed.  

7. Make posts regularly.
Trying not to appear pushy doesn't mean you should disappear. Setting up a schedule for your social media activities will ensure you don't run out of ideas and content. You can plan the testing of different approaches and strategies.

Markethive's Blogging Platform includes dynamic benefits. Just publishing on the platform provides traffic. Your blog platform gives you a visitor display at a glance. Also, in development, you will have a separate, dedicated tracking feature showing statistics for deep traffic analytical detail on visitors. The data includes country origin, time on site, bounce rate, referrers, keywords, social sites, and a data-driven matrix. 

8. Leave a disclaimer.
Build transparency and increase trust by being open with your audience and adding disclaimers to your posts. This way, your audience has all the facts — and keep in mind that faith means loyalty, which means more business. 

 

It's Time To Act

If used properly, social media can be a powerful tool for your affiliate marketing success and increase your earnings. Follow the basic rules and tips listed above, and even social media newbies can quickly achieve great results. 

 

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Written by Gene Aasen
Entrepreneur 1 and Writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network.  I’m a strong advocate of the Markethive mission for technology, world progress, and freedom of speech. I support change and endeavor to help others understand, grow, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

 

TP

MARKETHIVE – Entrepreneur One Upgrade Explained

MARKETHIVE – Entrepreneur One Upgrade Explained

Markethive’s Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program takes on a new meaning and concept. 

Loyalty programs have become second nature and intrinsically crucial to many businesses and us as consumers starting way back in the 1970s with Airlines offering frequent flyer points. There are now many different loyalty programs; however, the most common is the Point Program, where customers accumulate points to redeem their rewards. 

Loyalty Programs were basically introduced to increase the customer base and the company's bottom line and create the potential for loyal consumers and repeat business. 

The image below illustrates the top 5 categories in which loyalty programs have been successful where the Spend has increased, are fundamental to our daily living—one way we can save money by being in their loyalty program. As a customer, it's very satisfying to know we've saved money, but is there a way to make money? 
 

 
Make Money with Markethive's Hybrid Loyalty Programs

Loyalty Programs have evolved online with Markethive at the forefront, embracing the loyalty program's concept and enhancing it with the opportunity to earn a significant income and rewards. Markethive will be offering a continued stream of loyalty programs such as the Entrepreneur 1 Loyalty Program and Bounty Program. 

The E1 upgrade includes products and services like Press releases, Banner Impressions Exchange, banner and video advertising, and matching coin bonus airdrop. Then there's the Vault, even gamification, and much more as we continue to improve and enhance the incentives for Markethive members to achieve their personal and business goals with the result of universal income and self-sovereignty.

 The Entrepreneur 1 Loyalty Program 

Cost $100 per month

The Entrepreneur Loyalty Program is E1 (Entrepreneur One Upgrade) and is available now, but for a limited time. Each E1 Associate receives a 1/10th of an ILP (Incentivized Loan Program) after 12 months of consecutive payments of $100 per month. Even when this closes, you will never lose your E1 status or the benefits, providing you stay current with your monthly payment. Each year the 1/10th or 10% share of 1 ILP will accrue provided you are active for ten years until you have acquired one full ILP.

Here Are 15 Extra Advantages of the Entrepreneur One Upgrade

The Entrepreneur One Upgrade is the premium highest level you will ever have the opportunity to acquire. It contains all the leveraged advantages you need to accelerate your success in Markethive. Apart from the 1/10th ILP, you receive after 12 months that accumulates every year after that, providing you stay current with your monthly subscription of US$100, you also qualify for the following: 

1. Associates Control Panel: Gain full data, their social networks, verified phone and text, verified email, and a contact management system that tracks data, stores dated notes, sends messaging and calendars events reminding actions on your Markethive calendar like callbacks, email, etc. with the Associates' Control Panel (Part of your Friends section)
 
2. Primary Matching Airdrop Bonus: Receive a 100% matching bonus from the new registration Airdrops. This can be a significant reward for those that aggressively build "associates," the term used for the leads, Markethive provides (profile page and default capture page). Our first infinity airdrop will be 500 MHV coins

It doesn't take a lot of effort to offer a powerful and valuable system as the Markethive system that also rewards new members with an immediate 500 coin reward. You can easily promote this and build 1000s of referrals to add up to significant coins and customers.
 
3. Secondary Matching Airdrop Bonus: When your associate customer upgrades to Entrepreneur, we airdrop them 100 coins, and you will also receive 100 coins as a matching bonus.
 
4. Matching ILP Loyalty Program:  You also get an equal ILP share after 12 months of continuity with the Entrepreneur program from your referral who upgrades. What that means is liken to an ICO, your monthly payment is accrued, and if you stay current for 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP and continue to offer this 12-month reward for ten years or your stop payment. This offer is limited to the first 1000 active upgrades.
 
5. Banner Impressions Exchange: You also get unlimited 1st level Banner advertisements in all of our traffic portals and Internet properties. This offer is incredibly valuable as it's considered prime real estate. Markethive properties are already receiving significant traffic, and as we grow, this traffic is included with the Entrepreneur 1 upgrade. Each E1 member gets an equal share of the total number of impressions from the massive traffic Markethive receives. 

Markethive has released the first of many money machines being the Banner Impressions Exchange (BIX). Non-Entrepreneur 1 members can also purchase banner impressions from the active Entrepreneur 1 associate who wishes to resell their impressions. These banner slots will only be available to buy from current Entrepreneur 1 members. Now that's a cool little business right there! 
 
The Banner Impressions Exchange is where any E1 associate can create a Banner Ad business within the Markethive system by listing their unused Banner slots/impressions up for bid. Choosing to transact with MHV is very easy as payments are automated within the system. You may also transact using BTC, ETH, Paypal, and others; however, you need to manage the transactions as the seller.
 
 6. Press Release Program: Markethive will also be delivering a Press Release system as a hybrid liken to PRNewswire (traditional distribution) to include Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, MarketWatch, TheStreet.com, Bizjournals.com, Business.com, Wired, Tech Crunch, Engadget, Computerworld, CNET News, InformationWeek, R&D Magazine and more in the Tech industry. Our Media List will be greater than 4000 media organizations, journalists, reporters, bloggers, producers, freelance writers, and editors across print, online, blogs, radio, and television.

 It will also publish to our growing social network followers (146,500 and growing via MH subscribers) and increasing WordPress blogs. When Markethive reaches 1 million members, our Social Following is projected to be at (700,000 – 2 million followers total) and about 150,000 WordPress sites. 

These WordPress sites will be mini news media and vertical news media like https://aimhigh.news along with publication to Markethive's portfolio of sites like https://Markethive.com, https://Markethive.net, https://allaboutco.in, https://aboutbitco.in, and https://aboutco.in.
 
Cointelegraph, a vertical tech news media organization, which charges about $8,500 per release with an Alexa rank (2,622), social followers (1.3 million), and 16,000 subscribers justifies their price. Markethive's press release will be priced accordingly and increase as our subscribers' reach grows. The second-biggest digital news media site to Cointelegraph is CNN, with an Alexa rank (15,665) that charges $1800 and only posts to their main site front page.

The Entrepreneur One Upgrade will include one Press Release per month for life as long as your Entrepreneur One Upgrade remains active and current. The free press release does not roll over, although additional Press releases will be discounted.

7. Sponsored Article Program: Sponsored content is a piece of brand journalism that lives on a publisher's website. The publisher's staff usually writes it, so the article matches the rest of their content's tone and voice. The Sponsored Article is published to the same distribution Markethive articles are posted on plus, notification of articles are sent to our social network, and 1000s of connected WordPress sites. Sponsored articles run from high-end media sites like Cointelegraph for $7500 to an average of $1200 for most other media systems in the general markets.
 
8. News Feed Boost: Entrepreneurs get one news feed boost (publish a post to the entire membership) per month. This does not accrue.
 
9. Co-Op Customer Acquisition Program: Markethive strategic campaigns will designate 60% to 80% of our revenue into Marketing and Advertising campaigns. These campaigns will point to Markethive assets like:

  • Markethive.com
  • Markethive.net
  • Aboutco.in
  • Allaboutco.in
  • Aboutbitco.in
  • Ewav.net
  • Iwav.net

Traditional Customer Co-Op programs charge $50 to $100 per customer. Cooperative marketing programs foster teamwork between a brand (Markethive) and its channel partners (Markethive Subscribers). Channel partners often don't have large marketing departments. 

Markethive is more equipped to create professional advertisements and deal with media placement. Markethive Entrepreneur Upgrade subscribers generate the demand, and Co-op marketing programs take advantage of the sales channel's local presence. This benefits both the partner and the brand.
 
10. Commerce Portals: To sell on our commerce portals, like Big Kahuna (A website builder like WIX), Beelancers (A freelancer service like Freelancers), Markethive Exchange (A full-service crypto exchange like https://idex.market/), you must be an active Entrepreneur One Upgrade to sell or trade. This eliminates processing fees and commissions found on Freelancers, Upwork, Guru, etc. 

Buyers have no obligation other than free registration with Markethive. This change in services where it is traditional to be constrained into the platform and pay high processing fees and commissions are eliminated with the Markethive Entrepreneur Upgrade system.
 
11. Crowdfunding Portal: If Markethive engages (likely we will) with a crowdfunding campaign, promoted to top crowdfunding systems like ICOranker, ICObench, Tokentops, Airdrops.io, and Cryptoslate.com, etc. We will be sharing the campaign traffic via all Entrepreneurs through our crowdfunding portal @ Markethive.io and giving all Entrepreneur Upgrades their own self replicated portal to help in the campaign. 

These portals will earn equal matching shadow shares if they bring in new ILP purchases and be traffic portals acquiring new members.
 
12. Texting: Ability to send a text to your Associates. Limited to one per day per Associate
 
13. Upgrade Groups to Store Fronts: Storefronts have landing pages, forms, shopping carts and designed to act as a vertical eBay or Affiliate portal.
 
14. Advertise to the Calendar: Publish events to your calendar included in the main Calendar page within Markethive.
 
15. Video Advertising: A video ad portal will be included with the Entrepreneur One, similar to the banner portal.

 

 

Let's Look At The Numbers Of The ILP Income Potential

The E1 Associates' share of the ILP represents 20% of the net revenue of Markethive and, based on real internal statistics and tracking, the projections indicate that by 2023 a member base of 500 million will yield a monthly income of $5.6 billion. 20% of that equals $1.2 billion allocated for the ILPs, divided by the maximum of 1000 ILPs, and returns a $1.2 million payment per ILP. 1/10th of that ILP (earned via the E1 upgrade) returns a monthly payment of $120,000. 

Even the external statistics confirm Markethive's projections, like our Alexa Ranking currently sitting at 3,797 at the time of writing, display Markethive is at the top 3 of similar sites in the industry. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency have made it so easy for Markethive to pass on the benefits and wealth to the community. 

This opportunity of upgrading to the Entrepreneur One loyalty program where you will receive a 1/10th iLP every year you are active and current will soon disappear, so don't miss out. Instead of a few investors taking the lion's share of the profits like all other platforms, Markethive is giving you the chance to be part of the early adopter phase. You will own a piece of this next-generation social market network that includes everything you need to be successful online. 
   
It's not about the bottom line for Markethive; it's about you, the member, the "rank and file." You are a virtual owner of Markethive; it's your company where you receive valuable tools and considerable returns from the ILP. The ILP is on track to commence revenue payments early next year and will grow as Markethive grows.

 

 

Moving Forward

As Markethive moves forward, we will be introducing some entry-level loyalty programs offering some extra fundamental services for those who cannot upgrade to the Entrepreneur 1 level. Stay tuned for that. The Apprentice Program will be entry-level available, costing a fraction of an E1 upgrade; however, it will not include the ILP increments. 

And of course, don't forget about the Referral Program that will unlock your Micropayment Faucet System. The Bounty program, Hive Rank, and MHV HI-LO game bring gamification to the Markethive ecosystem, making it fun, exciting, and increasing your earning potential within the hive. More about this in upcoming articles. 
 

 

Everyone Succeeds

Markethive truly wants everyone to succeed and as we are blockchain driven with our own consumer coin, (MHV), this is a reality and very much the future of social market networks. Now there is a real place to earn real online income while doing what you love. 

You can feel safe in knowing your data is protected and self-sovereignty is paramount in this collaborative environment. You are respected as an individual and your loyalty will be rewarded as Markethive is on track and on time with its milestones and set to deliver the additional promised services. Markethive’s traction is increasing exponentially and it’s all coming together as the next generation Market Network in a league all of its own.

 The Entrepreneur One Upgrade is a reciprocal blessing of a divine vision. 

How can you forge your future as an Entrepreneur and get your share of ILPs with the Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program? By clicking on this link… https://markethive.com/?upgrade

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Written by Deb Williams
Chief Editor and writer for Markethive.com, the social, market, broadcasting network. An avid supporter of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. I thrive on progress and champion freedom of speech and sovereignty.  I embrace "Change" with a passion, and my purpose in life is to enlighten people en masse, accept and move forward with enthusiasm.

 

 

TP

Wall Street’s Narrative of the American Dream Is One Of  Deception

Wall Street’s Narrative of the American Dream Is One Of 
Deception

MARKETHIVE AN INSPIRING STORY
 
With the entrepreneurial spirit, the qualities of integrity, wisdom, and benevolence manifest, which achieves much more than just a fat bank account. 

 

The Inspiring Story of Entrepreneur Teeka Tiwari

I didn’t always have a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. I didn’t always have a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio. And I certainly didn’t always have the freedom to travel the world, first-class, with my family and loved ones. Had you met me as a child in Britain’s foster system, you never would’ve thought I’d be writing this today. 

You see, I grew up dirt poor. Food stamps, clothing vouchers, free school lunch – the whole nine yards. My early years were spent ping-ponging between group homes, foster homes, and hospital wards (I was very ill as a child).

Looking back, I was an outcast in many ways. I was ashamed of being in foster care and would lie about it. As far as anyone else knew, I lived with my mother. That meant I was socially isolated. I couldn’t take the risk of people finding out, so I kept everyone at arm’s length. Sitting here 35 years later, I have no idea why I cared so much about other people knowing I was in foster care. But I did.

With everything I had stacked up against me, I had one thing going for me: a dream. I know that sounds corny… I think it does, too. But my dream of a better future allowed me to bear the burdens of my present. I don’t know what I would have done without it.

I dreamt of a better life – one where I could come and go as I pleased on my own terms… and buy what I wanted for those I cared about. I even went so far as to cut out pictures of New York City’s skyline. I imagined myself walking between the skyscrapers… living the life of a Wall Street hotshot. 

You have to understand how absurd that dream was at the time. Here I was – a 13-year-old boy with no connections, no prospects, an average student lodged deep into the British foster care system. By all reasonable observations, my dreams were delusional. And many good-intentioned people tried to talk me out of them.

But I was stubborn. I refused to believe the “good life” was only for a secret select few. I don’t know why I believed this… but I believed if I looked long enough and worked hard enough, I could find a pathway to my dreams. All I had to do was keep looking and keep trying.

My Path to My American Dream

Finally, I got my first big break, and it took me to New York City. (How that came about is a story for another day.) On July 9, 1987, I touched down in America at JFK International Airport with only $150 in my pocket. Soon enough, I was working three jobs. And I offered to work for free on Wall Street… until a Wall Street bigwig gave me a shot.

Make no mistake, I had humble beginnings. I started off as an assistant for the big-time brokers. But “assistant” is too fancy a title. I was a glorified gopher. I was the guy getting the coffee, the dry-cleaning, the breakfast order, the lunch order, etc. I never complained. I was just happy to be in the room. As my brokers bossed me around, I acted like a sponge, soaking in all the knowledge I could. And much to my mentor’s surprise, I aced the Series 7 brokers exam.

In two years, I became the youngest vice president in Shearson Lehman history. After 15 years on Wall Street, I left and ran my own successful hedge fund for a decade before retiring. And today, I’m living my American Dream.

Here’s why I’m writing this… Everything you’ve been told about achieving the American Dream is wrong. And I want to change that…

My Dream Came at a Cost

It took me two years to attain my dream of working on Wall Street. But it came at a cost… I couldn’t help but shake the feeling it was happening at the expense of other people’s dreams. 

Wall Street trained me to focus on putting fees first and customers second. For years, I toed Wall Street’s line that it takes 40 years of sacrifice – of locking your money away in fee-laden funds – just to achieve your dreams. But behind your back, I saw them laughing at you – the clients we were supposed to help.

You see, Wall Street has spent billions of dollars conditioning you to keep your money with them your whole life. That’s how they get all their fees. They don’t want you to be rich. They don’t want you to be financially independent. They want you constantly putting your money in their high-cost funds for the next four decades… so they can buy their fancy cars, put their kids in nice schools, and go on their great vacations.

One day, it hit me. I had become a parasite. I was feeding off others without providing value in return. As I faced that realization, I knew I had to make a radical change. So I quit my job… leaving millions of dollars on the table. I decided to launch my own independent research firm to share my insights with regular investors. I started building my life around the idea of giving others value in order to receive value.

 

Turning the Tables

Since leaving Wall Street, my goal has been to help create more millionaires than any other financial newsletter editor in the U.S. And I’m proud to say my ideas have helped numerous Americans achieve their dreams… I know this year has been rough. In the first 12 weeks of the pandemic, over 40 million people lost their jobs. At the same time, we’ve seen billionaires collectively grow a half-trillion dollars richer.

So people are saying, “Forget the American Dream. I’d just like to get back to even.”

https://www.brownstoneresearch.com/authors/teeka-tiwari/
 

EPICENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The Rise Of The Entrepreneur

Teeka's story embodies an Entrepreneur's qualities and identifies some additional challenges brought on by the Big Bank's and Main Stream Media's brainwashing and misdirection techniques. The opportunities for success and financial freedom are still plentiful but have taken on different forms with the massive changes going on in the world today.

To identify and take advantage of these emerging opportunities in the most efficient manner requires an Online Digital Presence with the necessary tools that are integrated into a system that provides transaction speed, privacy, and security built on Blockchain technology.

Currently, there is only one system that provides everything today's successful entrepreneur needs on one platform. 

The Markethive Inbound Social Marketing platform has it all. Their tools include email autoresponders, blogging platforms, storefronts, landing pages, social media broadcasting, tracking analytics, SEO, backlinking automation, messaging, e-commerce, and SEO, and more. 

Markethive is a Blockchain-driven system with cryptocurrency and all the fundamentals required to facilitate a successful, long-term business, building loyal customer relationships.

Integrally, it's a meeting place for aspiring entrepreneurs of all niches from all walks of life, where they can learn and earn in a collaborative culture. Markethive is a sovereign platform, built for the people, by the people, and of the people.  

This platform is a dream come true for all individuals and companies requiring a presence online in a world much maligned by monopolies. 

For additional information or to become a Free Member of Markethive, Click on the Banner below:

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Gene Aasen
A Markethive Entrepreneur and a strong advocate of the Markethive mission for technology, world progress, and freedom of speech. I support change and endeavor to help others understand, grow, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

 

 

TP