Loading Your Hot Trends Tab
You already have a hot trends list gadget in your iGOOGLE page but it will be convenient to have the full hot trends page open in the next tab for more than just an at a glance view.
Book mark all of the following pages into your “Bookmarks Toolbar” Hot Trends folder in the following order:
In your FireFox Browser, go to:
http://google.com/trends (Different in that it will allow you to compare trend sites instead of just listing hot trends of the day.)
Now let’s set up your Blogger Blogs Tab.
Now you need to set up a tab where you will keep your bookmarks for your Hot Trends Blogger Blogs as you build them.
Refer to the”Browser Set Up” section at the beginning of this chapter if you don’t remember how to set up a “Bookmarks Toolbar” tab.
Name it what ever you like. I named mine “HT Blogs” to keep it short.
If you have a Blogger account, go to your account and sign in to your “Dashboard Page”. Bookmark this page to your “HT Blogs” tab on your “Bookmarks Toolbar”.
If you have not already signed up for a Blogger account, you need to do so now:
Go to: www.blogger.com/start
NOTE: You should have already set up a Google account when you signed up following the directions in the “Getting Organized . . .) section of Chapter 2, and though you have not used Blogger before, that Google account username and password will work for Blogger. In fact it will work for just about any Google service you use.
Now that your are signed in and viewing your “Dashboard” page, bookmark this page to your “HT Blogs” tab on your “Bookmarks Toolbar”.
If this is your first account with blogger and you haven’t used it before, I highly recommend you watch the video tutorial at the bottom of your Blogger “Dashboard” page.
For now you are done with this tab. You will load your different blog pages into this tab as you create them. We will create your first blogger blot later in this guide. But this reminds me, we need to take a little time to go over keeping your Hot Trends Profit system organized.
I will cover all other aspects of using Blogger later in this guide.
As you set up your different campaigns, you will want to keep records of what you did, how you did it and what the results of each campaign were in the amount of traffic you developed and the money you made.
In an effort to keep your Hot Trends business separate from your other business efforts but still available at the click of a browser tab, I’m recommending you use Google Spread Sheets or Word Processor Documents..
Go to: http://docs.google.com Bookmark this page to your Hot Trends Tab.
Here you will be able to create documents you can use to track your campaigns and have them all available right in your browser along with your other hot trends Google pages.
You can use the word processor to create documents you can later download in several different file formats such as RTF, PDF, WORD etcetera.
Your spread sheets where you organize your campaign information and results you can export in numerous file formats including csv, text, Excel etcetera.
I will get to how you set up your campaign documents in the appropriate section later in this guide. For now we are just getting our browser system set up for maximum production in the least amount of time.
There is a lot to be said for keeping your business organized to the point you are always prepared to take advantage of an opportunity when it arises, or in some cases before an opportunity even presents itself. However there is more to staying organized to the point that your online marketing system is ready.
Starting a any small business venture will place unprecedented demands on your organizational skills! While this Hot Trends Profit system is not hard to keep organized, (The way I’m showing you how to do it), if you are the type of person who strives to organize his or her projects and daily schedule to achieve maximum efficiency, you can expect to make some pretty serious profits with this system. However if you are kind of hit and miss at keeping things organized, about all you can expect is hit and miss profits.
The point will really come home to you when you get 2 or 3 weeks down the road, and maybe have been paying more attention to your primary source of income; then you find some time to do some hot trends research, find something that has real money maker potential written all over it and you realize you haven’t kept up your files,records, tracking, bookmarks or other organizational items and realize you’re really not prepared to take advantage of the opportunity in the timely fashion that is required in this endeavor to make it profitable and you end up frustrated and maybe giving up.
Internet Marketing doesn’t just require keeping clean records. You have to keep your computer up with proper maintenance so you don’t end up with some MalWare or Virus problem. You need to keep your registry clean, drives defragged, security updates current, automatic virus scans scheduled etcetera.
If you are not in the habit of doing regular maintenance on your computer or your computer is running slow, has strange quirks about the way it works, take some time and look around on line for some maintenance recommendations.
Here is a link to some good information I found on maintaining a Windows PC.
You should also check out this site if you have any serious problems:
This maintenance list they have there is great. I run through this every Sunday: http://www.suggestafix.com/index.php?showtopic=27337
Make these things part of staying organized and prepared so your computer will be prepared to see you through your projects.