The Hermit On The Mountain

The Hermit on the Mountain

A hermit lived high on a mountain top above a township, and every day as the people below him scurried around, doing their daily tasks, the old hermit would watch.

He had everything that he needed on his mountain, there was plenty of food and supplies, he had a small vegetable garden near his cabin, and he kept a few animals to supply his needs, near a rock pool filled with water that flowed down from further up the mountain.

His life was quiet and content, after breakfast and his morning chores, he would make his lunch and take it to the rocky outcrop where he could sit and watch the activity in the town below.

The town was a long way down, the people running around performing their daily deeds seemed like ants to him, but even through all the bustle and busyness it seemed so peaceful. It looked to him like a great ballet or dance.

He watched the activities in the town every day, finally he decided that he would go down to the town and experience this beautiful ballet for himself. He took his coat and started down the mountain. As he descended, he started to hear strange noises, the closer he got to the town, the louder they became.

Finally, he reached the foot of the mountain. The noise here was almost deafening, everywhere he turned there were people rushing around doing tasks he couldn’t even begin to understand, as he tried to walk through the streets, he was getting pushed and jostled by the crowds of people.

He could not understand where the peaceful and beautiful ballet had gone.

Unable to take it anymore, the hermit fled from the town, back to the safety of his mountaintop. Arriving home, he went to the outcrop and looked down again upon the town, to his amazement the beauty and silence had returned. He could still see all the ants rushing around below, but there was no noise anymore, all the screaming sounds and mixture of voices were gone, replaced with the serene silence he had always heard before.

He sat down and stared in amazement, asking himself how could such peaceful beauty come from such noisy chaos?

In our lives and businesses, we’ll often feel overwhelmed by what’s going on around us, but is it really the stressful pressure-cooker we believe it to be? When we feel overwhelmed, our natural response if to give up, to break down. But instead whenever you feel those times approaching, try to step outside of your normal behavioural patterns, try to step away from the daily issues and look back at them from afar.

Often, you’ll find that the situation or decision that you have lost control of, that is stressing you out, when you step away from it and see it without all the other clutter, it’s not half as bad as you think, and often when you view it from the outside (looking inwards) you can see the solution clearer than you would when you’re right inside the problem.

Each day, take a moment out, step outside of your business, your problems, find your ‘mountaintop’ and look down on your life from there.

It’s all about your perspective, when the one you have isn’t serving you, simply get up and go to another side of it.

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Are You Making This Email Formatting Mistake?

In the “old days” when people were only reading emails on computer screens, we were told to “word-wrap” the email text. This was done in order to keep the lines short and make it easier on the eyes. Easier to read…

However, now days many people read emails on their smart phones. Did you ever see how an email that is word-wrapped for a PC looks on the phone? It looks terrible!

It’s way more than just esthetics – people are less likely to read those emails which in turn will hurt your bottom line.

So what can we do to overcome this problem? Here is what I consider to be the better solution to this problem.

Instead of word-wrapping your text, write it without using line breaks inside paragraphs and place it all inside a <div> with a size limit.

When editing your html email, go to source view and add a DIV directive so it surrounds your text, like this: <div style=”max-width: 400px;”> your email text here</div>.

This will, on the one hand, limit the width of the text to 500 pixels (you can choose any size you like) and allows it to shrink down and auto-warp when viewing it on a smaller screen (such as a smart phone).

Problem solved

Did you like this post? This, and other topics like it, are being discussed on our Facebook mastermind group: Ely’s Practical Marketing Mastermind

6 Ways To Improve Focus When Working From Home

The great thing about online marketing is you can do it from home.

The bad thing about online marketing is…

…you can do it from home.

Which often means endless distractions from the internet, the kids, the pets, the neighbors, the housework and so forth.

Here’s how to improve your focus and get productive, starting today:

  1. Follow your own natural rhythms. Some people are more productive and focused in the morning while others do better in the evening. Figure out which hours work best for you, and then block those hours out. Schedule nothing during that time except for work.
  2. Notify your family, friends and anyone else that you have working hours and don’t want to be distracted.
  3. Have a place to work where you do nothing but work. If your workstation is also your play station, your browse-the-internet station and so forth, it will be too easy to get distracted.
  4. Put on music or tones that help you to focus. You’ll find these on YouTube when you search for focus music.
  5. Set deadlines for everything you do. If you have deadlines to honor, you’re more likely to get the work done.
  6. Plan your breaks. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and when it goes off, get up and walk around or do jumping jacks for a minute. You’ll be re-energized and ready to get back to work with clearer focus than if you just try to power through.

Working from home is fantastic in its flexibility, as long as you manage to focus your time.

Did you like this post? This, and other topics like it, are being discussed on our Facebook mastermind group: Ely’s Practical Marketing Mastermind

How to get 50, even 100x more engagement on your offers

Can you guess what today’s hottest social platform for business and branding is called? Here’s a hint: it’s Instagram.

I know what you’re thinking: “isn’t that just for college kids to post selfies and stuff?” And maybe it used to be. But there’s so much more to Instagram than pretty pictures. Instagram users engage 52 times more than Facebook users, and 127 times – no kidding – more than Twitter users.

Maybe it’s because Instagram’s toolbox provides an ideal way to target your best customers and present your brand, offers, and fun updates to people who are genuinely and already interested in seeing them?

Maybe it’s just that right now, people are fatigued by other platforms. Instagram’s a breath of fresh air to many and, now that it’s got over 400 million active users without too many brands in your face (unlike some others I could name…) it could be exactly what your business needs to explode in 2017 and beyond.

Because engagement equals sales, folks, and building relationships with customers on Instagram is super, super easy once you know what you’re doing.

My good friend and colleague Phil Carrick has just released an over-the-shoulder FREE video training course which, like all his digital marketing training products, walks you through everything you need to know to master Instagram for your business and build a huge, loyal, sales-driving following.

Phil’s going to show you:

  • Exactly what tools to use and when
  • How to create content people love to share
  • Why engagement is so sky-high and how to take advantage of it

The best part is, he supports students personally via his members’ area (you’ll get lifetime unlimited access) where you’ll meet some power-playing online entrepreneurs to learn from and share with.

Actually… maybe the best part is that anyone can do this in just a few minutes a day, even if you have zero tech skills. All you need is a mobile phone and you can start building your Instagram Empire right now, today.

Don’t wait – somewhere, right now, one of your competitors is already on it, making sales like crazy and loving every second.

Take a look – this could be the easiest, most efficient audience-nurturing strategy you’ll ever use.

Phil’s a solid guy. He says (and I agree) this video training course is awesome, and that if you decide differently you’re absolutely guaranteed a friendly, no-strings refund. Nothing to lose, tons to gain… go for it! Start today. It’s FREE!


Get traffic at zero costs. Here’s how…

It’s true!

Did you know…

Social media rebooted with remarketing to consistently remain in front of your audience.

It’s why social advertising shot to $31 BILLION dollars in just a few short years.

And it’s getting more expensive.

Not for you though. It’s FREE!

Who isn’t on Social Media today?

Your gurus, industry leaders, influencers and marketers are there right now using emotionally charged visual quotes every day resulting in easy profits.

They’re smart.

They finally got it and are focusing all their efforts on deeper level engagement because as humans we want to be inspired.

It’s basic human psychology but the trick is… to remind, and reinforce your message every day.

They will see you, agree and will like, share, tweet or pin your content and recommend you to their connections increasing your visibility so YOU get more leads, sales and customers without effort.

It’s magnificent because with credible quotes you automatically get associated with people of authority.

It’s why people will sit up and now listen to you.

See how effortlessly you get them to listen to you here.

It’s amazing.



BTW, Don’t forget to check out what you can claim near the end of the page.

It’s awesome!

HINT: Free video creator.

This is why you NEED to use the Facebook Pixel Today

The other day I asked the gang in my mastermind group if they know what Facebook Pixel is and if they use it. The replies I got caught me by surprise: about 40% did not know what it is and another 50% knew about it but never used it!

I believe it’s high time we shad some light on the Pixel, so… Let’s talk about the Facebook Pixel!

What is the Facebook Pixel?

The Facebook Pixel is a snippet of code you place on your website pages that allows Facebook to collect analytics data about your website visitors.

Why is the Facebook Pixel important for my business?

The basic function of the Pixel is to give you conversion tracking for your website visitors. i.e. you can see what actions your audience is taking.

Since we are using Facebook to do the tracking, it is possible for Facebook to identify the website visitors among its members. With this, Facebook enables you to build something called a Custom Audience, which is a list of Facebook members (who visited your website).

The importance of the Custom Audience is the fact you can use it as a target for advertising campaigns.

I’m sure you have experienced this yourself: you visit a website, searching for something, and then you start seeing ads on Facebook for the product or subject you were looking at. How do they do this? You may have guessed already… with Facebook Pixel!

This marketing technique is called re-targeting or re-marketing and is gaining popularity, as its proven to be highly effective.

PixelWhy do I think it is essential to start using the Facebook Pixel from day one?

You’ve probably been told you need to build a list with every marketing effort you do – and rightly so. A list (or email list) is your best and most basic asset. With a list of your own you have an audience you can turn to at any time and market to.

The biggest problem with building a list is the fact that most people who will visit your pages will only be there once. Even those that will visit more than once will not leave a trace and certainly will not sign-up for your list. This is especially true when you are starting out and people don’t know you or about you.

Using the Facebook Pixel you can recover a big portion of that lost traffic to your pages – in the form of a Custom Audience. Then you can use the custom audience to create very targeted ad campaigns, targeting people who already know you – they have been to your site!

BTW, why is it called a “pixel”?

The basis for the mechanism that allows Facebook to track your website visitors revolves around the communications that goes on between the visitors web browser and Facebook, when the browser is asking Facebook to supply it with an image to display. In order for that image to be as un-intrusive as possible, it is set to be the size of a single pixel – hence the name: “pixel”.

Where do I got from here?

For more information, you can join the discussion in my Facebook Mastermind group.

Every one who joins receive the FB Pixel Insert WP plugin as a free gift!



Brand New “human” Intelligence website app talks visitors in to action

A brand new “Artificial Intelligence” website software has just launched, and boy, I’ve never ever seen anything quite like this before.

It’s almost like having a real life human talking to your visitors.

With just a tiny bit of copy and paste code, your website or landing page is transformed in to a “Almost human” speaking machine that can deliver any audio message to your website visitor that you ask it to.
See it in action here
AIWIS launching June 14, 2017

It’s called AIWIS and it automatically “knows” your visitors name, then asks them questions which are related to the actions they take on the site.

Each time the visitor returns, they can be asked a different question so no message is ever repeated twice.

So how does AIWIS perform its magic?

It uses an ingenious combination of text to speech and cookies, so the owner of the site can create messages using shortcodes which are transcribed in to spoken audio.

These include:
[local time]
[time last visited]
[admins name]
…and that’s just to start off.

AIWIS is highly engaging, it’s a totally unique concept, and it’s a tool that you can use to send entirely customized messages to build a strong relationship between your visitor and the website owner.

It’s super easy to set up – just type in what you want it to say, then copy and paste some code on your webpage.

You really need to see this incredible tool in action to appreciate just how much it can help your business stand out and make sales.

Imagine how great it will feel to stand out from the boring ‘me too’ marketers and have something that will totally WOW your visitor all the way to the sale.


To get your hands on this amazing application and start maximizing your conversions – click here now before your competition beats you and you get left lagging behind, wishing you had acted when you had the opportunity.



Artificial Intelligence Website Interactive System – AIWIS

Online Worlds Collide: “AI” Meets Web Design
Customer Creating Landslide Revealed…

Artificial Intelligence Website Interactive System - AIWISArtificial Intelligence Revolution:

55% of Visitors Spend Fewer Than 15 Seconds on Your Website.

Should You Care?


According to data by Chartbeat, I’ve literally got 15 seconds to capture your attention… So, I guess I better make it quick. Tony Haile’s data and research findings show that people aren’t reading content on the web the way we presume they actually are! And the whole measurement system might be broken. Instead of tracking article views, we should focus on viewing time and page engagement.

As a person who makes a living online, it scared the heck out of me… And if you’re working online too… Whether it’s trying to make money online or you’re a millionaire marketer, You SHOULD BE!

Aiwis is here to evolve the internet. And it’s easy for anyone to become a part of.

How are you evolving the internet’s marketing future? You may ask…?

Well, here at the Aiwis headquarters we’ve been working on a method to ENGAGE, LEAD & CONVERT webpage visitors into RABID BUYERS, AVID FOLLOWERS & EVEN FRIENDS!

Over the past 12 months we’ve been working around the clock to develop an “Artificial Intelligence” based intuitive, flexible & engaging software platform that works on ANY website.

Allowing us to learn, grow and absorb information from our visitors & then interact with them to engage with them like NEVER, EVER before.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a computer program offline or online, typically incorporating an artificial neural network, that can learn to perform complex intellectual tasks. It comes in two forms:

Strong AI (or General AI): A hypothetical system capable of performing any intellectual task, similar to a human. This is the end-goal of many AI researchers… It’s something MANY people have been striving to do for many many years.

Narrow AI (or Applied AI): An Artificial Intelligence created to solve one specific problem. Once created, it cannot be applied to another task.

We’re working to blend the two seamlessly.
Making an almost “free-thinking, unique marketing system” that has human-like qualities and responses, questions & interactions.

With one goal in mind… CONVERSIONS!
Let’s level the playing field…

Gone are the times of needing to try and try and try to capture your visitors attention and engage them in a different, unique way to everyone else…

Gone are the times of struggling to keep your visitors clicking that little red “X” at the top of the web page within the first  5 to 15 seconds.

AND Gone are the times that you struggle to motivate your visitors to take any action you desire…

With Aiwis you’re about to bring Your Websites Literally To LIFE With Our Flexible new-age technologically advanced Artificial Intelligence Website Enhancement System That Can Learn All About Your Visitors And Speak To them Like A Human Being! Literally…

Your website is about to have a voice! LITERALLY!!! One that’s growing and growing in knowledge and evolving to send custom, personalized messages to your visitors…

Aiwis learns your visitors name, location, time, pages they visit and any information you choose to obtain from them.

Some by cookies, and a variety other information by what the system learns from by the user either entering their information or also from actions your website visitor does…

Aiwis Grows and learns as your visitors come and go, interacting with them to ensure the ultimate engagement

BRING YOUR WEBSITE TO LIFE With Intuitive Marketing Automation!


Social Media Marketing

Engage your leads through powerful personal custom messages leading them to anywhere you desire on social media.

Listen to your target audience and interact directly with them from your very own website. Build your lead lists and direct them into your social media platforms allowing you to enhance your connections

Contact Management

Effortlessly track both hot and cold traffic. From the first time, they visit to the countless returns you’re going to experience. The Aiwis brings a customer & visitor experience like no other.

Aiwis provides in-depth and detailed tracking including page views, time spent on site, and specific interests. Once you’ve begun tracking, you can nurture those contacts with an array of powerful processes and Aiwis makes it easy.

Email Marketing

Send personalized emails to your leads after capturing their attention using Aiwis’s voice & text on-screen messaging… Once Aiwis helps you to capture their email… Begin Mass email marketing to lead them back to your site with Aiwis just waiting to convert your prospects into RABID buyers!

Aiwis’s beautiful templates Integrate with existing third-party solutions. Watch email opening, track clicks, send follow-ups based on user decisions which Aiwis will help you achieve.


Forms & Messaging Templates

Design valuable forms for your campaign to collect information, give content or market your next webinar/Service/Product with the highly customizable form builder to convey your messages & Voice with ease.

Here at Aiwis we want you to SKYROCKET your conversions as quickly and easily as possible…. Our Pre-Made templates allow this.


Flexible, easy-to-use campaign management and time-line messaging creation. Build a campaign and define the actions and events your contacts will follow. Automate the process of connecting with contacts and nurturing them along the sales funnel or through any pages on your website you desire!


Use the data gathered from each of your Artificial Intelligence campaigns to improve your marketing efforts. feedback of campaign reports let you improve and perfect your marketing & messages.


Suitable For ANY Webpage Builder – Literally… ANY!

And More….

The system is really easy to use, navigate & setup!

The following steps will give you a web browser experience like NO other.:

  1. Log into the application
  2. Add website URL
  3. Aiwis creates a code – Add the code to website
  4. Adds Auto responder (Email service) & Choose layout/template
  5. Write welcome message which will be displayed to the user as text and voice
  6. Choose returning messages & content you wish to engage with user using shortcode.

How It Works For Visitor of website:

1) Your Visitor Lands on webpage
– The Software logs visitor’s information from cookies

2) The website asks for name and/or email address or any other information
– The software stores the information linked with the visitor of the information they’ve entered.

For example, the software can say:

“Hello there! I’m your new Artificial intelligence friend, please enter your name and lets begin!”

The software plays premade messages written by the software owner and auto fills the
shortcode then turns it into text which is played via the website – Which is then turned into
a voice using text to speech API’s (shortcode example: [NAME])

3) The website then refreshes upon visitor entering their details OR if visitor leaves, it will play upon return.

4) Upon refreshing of the browser automatically the software can welcome them back by their name and speak about information collected via their cookies OR information they’ve entered.

So for example – If the website owner asks the software to say:

“Hi John, Welcome to my site! I hope it’s a lovely day in Nottingham/England/Britain (you choose). The time is 11.01am, we have noticed you’ve been looking at (product/page name. eg:) our garden table sets. As a fast action takers bonus I’m giving you a 20% off discount, for the next 30 minutes”

The Software internally, will have the previous written message inside its database ready to be played by the text to speech API’s. This means that the message will be filled with shortcode inside the message.

To play to each unique visitor, their unique information. Here’s an example:


“Hi [NAME], Welcome to my site! I hope it’s a lovely day in [LOCATION]. The time is [TIME], we noticed you’ve been looking at (product/page name) e.g. our garden table sets. As a fast action takers bonus I’m giving you a 20% off discount, for the next 30 minutes”

5) Each time a visitor returns we can send different messages on different webpages.

– The Software stores information entered by the visitor and by the actions of the visitor, and tags the information allowing us to play it back using “shortcode” inside messages. e.g.

And more to come!

  • The user experience is unique and utilizing text to speech to play back using the cookie information we can make it interactive, and learn from them.

This will also be integrated with speaking animated characters as if they’re being spoken to.

  • It also hosts exit popup messages if visitor decides to leave.

Mobile Ready “AI” Capabilities…

Aiwis is ready to capture the attention and increase engagement on any platform.. Web OR Mobile! We know how important being mobile friendly with your business is…

So we’ve taken months and months, tens of thousands in resources to evolve our intelligent software for the mobile revolution. mobile browsing has now taken over web browsing so let’s capitalize on this!

Avoid Failure… Give them your message. Correctly!

One of the top ways to fail online is the fact that many people have a great way of failing to communicate value propositions, marketing messages and sales angles in clear, concise and compelling fashion.

This is a biggie! This is the debilitating disease called ‘failure to communicate’. For those old enough to remember the classic 1967 Paul Newman movie ‘Cool Hand Luke’, seared on the brain is a key line spoken by the prison warden to Newman who plays the maddeningly defiant inmate named Luke. “What we have here is a failure to communicate…”, upon which Newman is shot in the neck and on his way to exsanguination (aka bleeding to death).

Many entrepreneurs work hard to discover a point of differentiation then throw it all away it because they do not communicate their message in a clear, concise and compelling manner. I watch many entrepreneurs bleed to death through their failure to communicate.

Allow Aiwis to step in and not only be clear, be concise & professional… Wow your prospect with a web element never seen or experienced before.

Aiwis includes 47 lifelike voices spread across 25+ languages, so you can select the ideal voice and build your websites to engage potential customers and clients in many different countries.


The advanced voice system delivers the consistently fast response times required to support real-time, interactive dialog.

You simply enter the text you want converted into API, and Aiwis immediately returns the audio stream to your application so your application can play it directly or store it in a standard audio file format, such as MP3.

Natural sounding voices:

Aiwis’s with its voice API’s provides 47 lifelike voices and supports 24 languages, hosting an abundance of male & female voices with a wide variety of accents.

Aiwis’s fluid pronunciation of text in multiple languages allows you to deliver high-quality voice output and create applications for global users.

Fast Response:

Delivering lifelike voices and conversational user experiences requires consistently fast response times. Voice-enabled applications need to play synthesized speech without delay.

24/7 LIVE Heroic support:

Here at Aiwis we strive to give you the BEST customer support with a dedicated team of staff ready to answer your questions and make your experience with us the best it can possibly be. With our LIVE 24/7 support chat.

Technology that dives deeper…

Businesses and organizations create a huge amount of interaction data from phone calls, to web chat, to customer surveys and more. Piecing together interactions into a relevant analysis to be responded with… seems impossible. Not anymore…Using Aiwis to interact with your prospects and retrieve information to be stored and used is going to be a huge tipping point in your website & businesses interactive engagement process.

AIWIS launching June 14, 2017





Behavioral marketing – get ahead of the game with NASA technology

AIWIS launching June 14, 2017

Behavioral marketing is a brand new and highly innovative way of engaging with your website viewers based on multiple factors which can affect the message they get.

AIWIS (launching on June 14, 2017) is a brand new saas application, which gives you the opportunity to interact with visitors based on their behaviors, either on the website, (such as pages visited, number of return visits, or even continuing conversations from other AIWIS locations).

This means they can get an AR message with an offer, click on the link, and AIWIS will greet them by name and continue to talk about the offer to them.

AIWIS launching June 14, 2017

AIWIS will:

  • Show an interactive face (like Dominos pizza)
  • Welcome the visitor
  • Engage the visitor by asking their name
  • Ask for their email
  • Collect name and email and add to an autorespoder
  • Gives the visitor the chance to stop or replay the voice and exit the face to go to the offer
  • Can engage with visitor using I.P information, and tell them which page they last visited, when they last visited and how to customise this.

The effect that this has on your visitor is nothing short of magic.
Imagine how they respond when they are greeted by their name and location?

Pleasantly surprised?
Cared for?
Even loved…

There is nothing else out there that compares to this and the results that the beta testers have used have proven this.

Check them out here:

You even have the choice of male or female faces and a host of controls you can use to change the order and flow of the messages and even the language.


To get your hands on this amazing application and start maximizing your conversions – click here now before your competition do.