Sunday Shares #02: Selling Without Selling

coffee and work

It’s Sunday again and I have three great posts today from three great blogs that I want to share with you.

Each one of these posts have some profound insight that can impact your online success and I’ve personally applied something from each article.

Here are this weeks Sunday Shares.

1. How To Sell Without Selling: The Art of the No-Pitch Promotion

This post is from Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income and if you’re promoting affiliate programs online then this is a must read.

Too many times I see people start out and they’re just trying too hard too sell when they should just be focusing on helping the reader with their query.

One thing I learned long ago is that affiliate marketers aren’t supposed to sell. Our job is to get the visitor to the merchant site and let the merchant do the selling.

After reading this post, I immediately put up a resource page although I was thinking about it before. I also decided to do some case studies which I started this year.

There’s also a quote that stuck with me ever since.

“The moment dishonesty enters the selling equation is the moment you’re selling for all the wrong reasons”.

I’ve never been a dishonest affiliate marketer but if you’ve read my reviews of those Clicksure programs, you’ll realize that this speaks directly to those guys and the affiliate marketers that promote them.

2. Limitless: What If You Could Access More of Your Brain

I just watch the movie Limitless last week and after the movie I did a search on accessing more of your brain.

Turns of that this is really a myth but I did find this great article from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness.

The post has a game plan for unlocking more brain power as well as lots of great insight into how you can live a better, more organized and productive life. You probably won’t be as limitless as Eddie Morra but you may just be able to achieve things that you’ve always wanted to do but end up never getting around to doing.

This is a good post to bookmark and re-read every now and then as I’ve done.

If you haven’t watched the movie, you should definitely do that as well.

3. Why You Should Work from a Coffee Shop Even When You Have an Office

I read this post over a year ago and it’s an old post from 2013 I think.

This post is the truth and I actually had this experience while traveling and loved it. Every now and then I take the laptop out so I could get some work done instead of staying at home procrastinating. You can truly get a lot more work done.

Here’s my favorite quote from this article:

“The coffee shop environment combines the benefit of anonymity with the dull buzz of exciting activity. Unlike working at home, with the ever-present black hole of solitude and procrastination, a coffee shop provides the opportunity of human interaction, on your terms.”

I hope that you enjoy these posts and you learned something new that you can apply to your business. More awesome links to come with the next Sunday Shares.

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