Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Welcome To My New Subscribers!

Hello!  I am so happy that you decided to visit my blog.  Expect to be inspired to follow your dreams, dream big, never stop learning and to learn what you need to know to grow your internet or network marketing business and become the leader that you know you are!

This blog is not all about me and my life as a Wife, Mother and Entrepreneur.  It's about you, your dreams, your goals and your business.  Enjoy all of the resources that I have provided for you here and feel free to drop me a comment with your thoughts, requests and opinions.  I would love to hear from you!  If you like any of the information that you receive here and you feel that it can help someone else, share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.  I sincerely look forward to connecting with you!

To your continued success~
Monique Bradford

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I have lived through the effects of being born out of wedlock.  I grew up feeling confused and brokenhearted.  Thank God for his love and mercy to help me overcome my childhood.  I am a strong advocate for marriage.  Not only because it is Gods plan for Men and Women, but because it is in my opinion the best environment for a child to grow up in.  I believe that children should SEE what love between a Man and Woman is through their parents.  This is why I decided to Blog for NO WEEDING NO WOMB!

"No Wedding No Womb" is a nationwide dialogue officially opening up on September 22, 2010. The primary theme of this dialogue entails the alarming number of out of wedlock children in the African American community. On this day, nearly 100 popular bloggers across the U.S.A will blog in harmony on the subject, providing both insight and solutions to the epidemic.

From founder/organizer of the "No Wedding No Womb" movement Christelyn Karazin, comes a FAQ overview about the cause, for all who may question any element of what NWNW stands for:

  • Is No Wedding No Womb! about bashing single moms?
Absolutely not. NWNW calls for both MEN and WOMEN to put the needs of children first, and advocates that couples abstain from having children until they are emotionally, physically and financially able to care for them.

  • When you say, NWNW, are you saying that everyone should get married?
In my opinion, marriage is the ideal. However, if marriage is out of the question, NWNW parents are “wedded” to their commitment to their children, providing daily emotional and physical nurturing.

  • Are you bashing black men?
Lord, I’m trying not to. Deadbeat dads come in all melanin spectrums. But as a black woman, my focus for NWNW naturally hones in on the black community first. No other American culture has an astronomical 72% out-of-wedlock birth rate. Only males have the ability to fertilize an egg and create a baby and never be heard from again. Women hold that embryo, who becomes a baby, who becomes a child, who becomes an adult. Mothers can not physically be both mother and father, otherwise God would have created us in the likeness of hermaphroditic amebas.

When you say, “No Wedding No Womb!” are you advocating that women get abortions?
Urhm…no. I’m advocating for women to think more of their bodies and their future children BEFORE sperm meets egg. I’m advocating for men to STOP spraying their seeds all over The Creation.

  • Aren’t you being judgmental?
No. I see a lot of finger-pointing and fire breathing from men and women, blaming each other for the mess we’re in. If those people would look down at the child looking up at them for a moment, and take into account the damage being done, then ask what the child needs to thrive, the question of judging flies right out of the window. As my friend Roslyn Holcomb said, “Children thrive in families. Period. Full stop.”

  • What gives you the right to do this?
I’m a baby mamma’ LISTEN TO MY MISSION: 65535 NO WEDDING NO WOMB-2.’ I do this for my daughter, and my daughter’s daughter, and all the children of our future.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 Blog Traffic Tips

In every bloggers life comes a special day - the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else's blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader - you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that's about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers.

These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called "traction", which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.Top 10 Tips

10. Write at least five major "pillar" articles. A pillar article is usually a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good "how-to" lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn't news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.

9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.

You don't have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need an easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that's the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you've done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people's blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger's article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry - it's sort of like your blog telling someone else's blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.

This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important - it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.

5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at

3. Submit your blog to To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it's so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it's worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to This is another tip that doesn't bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it's worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have - your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your "Resource Box". You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.

1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I've listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won't stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link: 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Marketing 101: For Your Business!

I had to share this with all of my friends that are in the business of recruiting. You all know how much I love Dani Johnson, she has taught me so much in my entrepreneurial walk. If you are scratching your head trying to figure out how to market your business, then this is for you!
THIS IS NUTS… (read on)
In these two new videos, Dani Johnson talks about two very important topics. But before I actually go into detail about what those are, I have 2 questions to ask you…
1. Do you want to make free money in your business (the only thing needed in your part is a little bit of time)?
What I mean is, in this video Dani does a case study (kind of a continuation of the message we sent out last week titled Marketing 101: Squeezing Profits Out Of Your Existing Social Network (Part 1)) showing 100% of the test subjects making money in their businesses. 37% of the test subjects made a six figure income in this video. Now I’m not saying your going to make any money if you do this one thing Dani teaches in this video. In fact, you probably won’t! BUT of the test subjects that we used they all made money using this incredibly easy marketing strategy and the results are CRAZY!
2. Do you know how your business compares to a College and/or University?
Think for a moment, what are Colleges/Universities always doing? They are always recruiting new studentsfor their school (just like you in your business).
Now, what does a College/University do (and this is so true!) when a student spends over $30,000-$50,000 and even $100,000 on their education? They do the job of giving that student an opportunity to earn far more than that in their chosen profession. Also, they have built a culture around "You have to go to college to succeed".
What does a College/University do when a student spends $50,000 on their education to be a doctor, and then drops out or does nothing with what they were taught? Does the professor sit on his couch and cry and say "This is terrible, my students aren’t doing anything with what I’m teaching them!" No… He just keeps doing his job, teaching and making money doing what makes him money and in his case it would be teaching.
WHY (and we see it happen all the time) do people in their business worry if their team members/associates succeed or not? Is it really your fault if they fail? No, it’s not! And it’s not supposed to be, you are just like a College professor sharing the message giving people an opportunity. No need to trip out!
Watch these videos on marketing and make some money!
Topics include:
  • A case study showing 100% of test subjects making money applying one simple strategy
  • Proven method to put cash in your pocket this week (for free)
  • Mindset you need to get in to producing a 6 and 7 figure income.
  • One important sneaky little pitfall that many people do in their business, and how you can avoid it.
  • VIEW THE VIDEOS HERE: Marketing 101: Squeezing Profits Out Of Your Existing Social Network (Part 1)
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Oh no! The phone has teeth… or at least that’s what so many people think when they are working their home based business and treating it like a hobby.
You have to get past this amateur stage in your business if you want to succeed and make any money, otherwise it’ll pay you just as much as a hobby (which is usually nothing).
In this video training: CLICK HERE Phone Prospecting Demystified pulled from the secret vault of relationship marketing expert and success coach, Dani Johnson, you will see exactly what NOT to do when your on the phone with a prospect, and what to do. You can take what you learn in this video today and make some cash tonight!

Topics covered in this video include:
  • Live role play examples with Dani
  • Exactly how to approach your warm, cold, and lukewarm markets properly
  • How to handle any objection with ease no matter what the objection may be!
  • Learn how to create eager want in your prospect that will have them asking you to sign up.
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