• Chelsea Wharf

    12 Luxurious Apartments in the Chelsea Area.

    Originally the complex was purchased at £50million. In the present market conditions RICS valuation will be approximately £42m.

    We are now looking for Cash buyers to purchase the entire block for £28.5m. A 2% sourcing fee is payable.

    Please contact David on 07737338935 for further enquiries.

    Friday, March 13th, 2009 at 20:19
  • Ad Service

     

    http://www.openx.org – this is an interesting site that lets you rotate your ads.

    Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 08:31
  • 3 Essential Elements of Trading

    For the Technical Trader there are 3 essential elements that should be used. One from each category is sufficient, otherwise it can fall into overanalysis quite easily:

    1. An Oscilator Indicator: Eg RSI, Stochastic, ADX etc.
    2. A Price Pattern: Eg candlestick patterns, bar patterns etc.
    3. A Level Indicator: Eg support/resistance or Fibonacci levels.

    Apart from the above the other 2 important factors are the following:

    1. Money Management: A Trader needs to have a clear and defined plan on how he will risk his money in doing trades. 2% risk strategy is industry standard.
    2. Psychology: A Trader needs to stay in top psychological condition, therefore some form of physical exercise is quite essential to bring success in trading.

     

     

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 01:47
  • Getting Started for a Cold Call

    There’s a little Girl Scout on the street carrying boxes of different flavored cookies, timidly trying to knock on her neighbors’ doors worried that somehow she’ll be booed out and that doors would just slam shut on her face after offering her cookies for just a few cents? Such a pitiful sight eh?

    But imagine what this little girl could  be feeling even before approaching doors.  Will they know that she is on official business and would just be selling cookies for the good of humanity?  Will she be able to speak her rehearsed cookie scripts?  Will she make her first order? 

    Little that we know that a lot of grown ups, even professional salesmen, experience anxiety the idea of making their own cold call.  Itís so normal to feel butterflies hitting big time up and down your belly, that just thinking of making the call (whether personal or business) would even want to make you throw up. 

    But, let me give you the exact explanation of what a cold call means.  A cold call is a personal call, it can be a visit or phone call to someone you know a little or someone whom you really don’t know.  The main reason for the call is that you are selling something for personal or official business.

    Others think that a cold call is only being made to total strangers, taken from phonebooks or referrals from other persons.  On the contrary, this cold call can be made to someone you already know or to a prospect you’re already familiar with.  It can be someone you met last month at a party or maybe a friend introduced him to you before and you found him to be a good prospect to sell the product.  But still, contacting someone you know breaks the ice for a moment.  Try to narrow your prospects at first where you feel comfortable, once you’ve mastered the technique that’s the time you can move on to a more challenging prospects you never even thought of approaching.

    The ordeal that you have to go through first is making that personal, meaning one on one, physical appearance or telepresence.  This can make you so tense that you feel like quitting everything.  There are even cold calls that make you feel like you will disappear in a heartbeat. 

    Even professionals like doctors, lawyers and professors feel the same, which is why they depend on friends or clients’ referrals for fear of losing their dignity and good name after making an unsuccessful cold call.  One deep breath can help do the trick.

    Nothing can be as uncomfortable as prospecting someone for your cold call.  The fear of being shouted at or making a fool out of yourself, are roadblocks and keep you from selling.  This can be overcome with the right attitude together with guarded planning, preparation and if possible – Training.  Believe it or not, salesmanship is possible for everyone.

    Take these simple tips on how to Cold Call

    Always be Positive

    Remember that cold calling is a powerful business strategy.  First be positive with your self.  Your co-workers and your prospects you’re about to make the cold call should be next to feel positive about.  There must be enthusiasm in your voice the people can feel right away.


    Prepare to be Prepared

    It’s not enough to know the procedure and having the right attitude.  Prepare the list of whom to be called or visited, how the introduction should be done, learn what prospects do and the most important part of all is that your offered product or service should be something that could be of good use for them.  Being well prepared can turn a simple cold call into real business.

    I am what I am

    Never sound too over reactive or obviously nervous on the phone or when you shake your prospect’s hand.  Never try to be somebody you are really not with an aim to getting the attention you need.  Assume that talking to your prospective customer for the first time should be the key to a lasting relationship. 

    Calm Down

    Anticipate that you’ll be declined.  That’s it.  It’s really hard but never take it as a personal attack on you.  Don’t let the feeling of being dismissed put you down and roll you back.  Be patient and learn from your mistakes.  You will reap a good harvest if you commit yourself to being persistent.  This will also help you find a strategy that will work in the long run.  Look at each turn down as if it were the next stepping stone.

    The Art of Questioning

    You cannot expect someone to believe you right away and just sign up after describing your company’s objectives.  You have to ask the right questions.  Ask what they do correctly and promptly to help you use it along the conversation.  A sure attention getter when opening a conversation can be "May I ask you about something Ms/Mr?"  People want to help and this question lowers their guard.  The next question will be "Can you help me out about this thing sir/ma’am?"  This question does not ask for a yes or no answer but would definitely give you a valuable response that you can use all through out the interaction.

    It’s possible that the little Girl Scout on the street asked the same question and left the doorway with 2 less boxes of cookies at hand!

     

    Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 23:04
  • Medium Term Trade Pattern using 3MAs + Daily Chart

    Below I will describe a trade pattern I use to do medium term trading that can last upto a maximum of 3 months.

    Here is how to set it up:

    1. Open a EUR/USD daily chart.
    2. Draw 3 Moving Average Lines, (20 – Orange, 50 – Pink, 100 – black).

    Rules:

    1. When the Orange Line crosses the Pink, followed by crossing the Black and the lines are in sequence, ie orange, pink, black for long or black, pink or orange for short we can enter a trade given the distance between orange and black is no more then 200 points.
    2. Set the stop loss to be at what the black line is set to.
    3. Set take profit to be 1000 points above/below.
    4. Set an expiry date of 3 months ahead.

    This is it! So far the EUR/USD have had 5 patterns like this from 2004 and it has been successful all 5 times.

    The track record is not as strong with other pairs using this system, so my advice is to only use this strategy with EUR/USD pair.

     

    Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 05:54
  • Trading Tips

    As a trader and educator, I have come across thousands of traders during the past 15 years. I can honestly say that I have never met or seen one trader be able to sit down in front of a screen each morning without a trading plan, look at a few charts, start trading, and make money consistently year after year. I am not saying it’s not possible, I have just never seen it. The people you see do well have a trading plan. Of that group that does well, it is typically the people with the short, simple trading plans that do the best. The key is making sure your trading plan is yours and works for you. Make sure it ensures that almost everything that can be a rule, is a rule. These don’t have to be the best rules, the fact that they are rules is what is key as rules take human emotion and thinking out of trading.

    In trading courses, here are a few questions I encourage students to think about and answer. Once they answer these objectively, I help make them robust through a back and forth email dialogue. I thought I would share them here for the benefit of our readers:

    1) Why Do You Want To Trade? The obvious answer is to "make money" but the successful trader takes this much deeper. Are you trying to get to a profit threshold that will allow you to leave your day job and trade from home? Are you retired and want to stop digging into savings to live so you want to trade to make up for that? Are you trying to create wealth with long term positions while enjoying your career outside of the markets? When students answer this question properly, it is easy for me to guide them into the right markets, time frames, and strategies.

    2) What Is Your Strategy? This one is key. I tell students to be as detailed as they can. In other words: When exactly do you buy and sell? How exactly do you handle stops and targets and so on? From my experience, the more you can make market speculating 100% rule based, the better you will do. Even though I tell students to be very detailed here, I always end up adding rules they didn’t consider.

    3) What Markets Will You Be Trading? This one is again very important as everybody is different. There are 4 major asset classes and many markets within them. They all have pro’s and con’s but the beauty is that a set of markets like the Futures may be perfect for one person and the Stock markets may be appropriate for someone else. By knowing someone’s goals, life style, account size, personality, and so on, it is easy to steer them in the direction of a set of markets that helps them achieve their goals in the safest and most efficient way possible. Also, within each asset class, the markets are very different. Maybe you trade the stock market and are more conservative and looking for a slower moving market, you would be well served trading the QQQQ but if you traded GOOG and BIDU, this would not work for you at all. In futures, the person that trades the DAX futures is going to be bored trading the Five Year Note futures. The point is, there is a set of markets out there for each and every person but every set of markets is certainly not for each and every person. I help customize that for people.

     

     

    4) How Much Capital Do You Have? I meet students all the time that are trading markets that are much larger than they should be trading with their account sizes. Furthermore, some people take on too much risk and leverage. This is a recipe for disaster. Having position sizing parameters and account sizes set in stone in a trading plan helps give you the best chance with the lowest risk.

    5) How Much Time Do You Have? This again is an important question. This will determine whether you should be a day trader, swing trader, and so on… Neither is right or wrong, better or worse. The key is to make sure you put yourself in the best position to succeed and depending on when you can watch the markets or do your analysis, there is a quality low risk market moving 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. This question goes deeper as well… For example, if you have plenty of time and want to be an active trader, I would still never recommend that someone sit in front of the screen all day. The best active day traders make their money in the early morning and there is a very specific market reason for this that we go over in class. Make sure when you answer the time issue question, you are not only thinking about today but also 5 and 10 years from now. I thought like this and it has guided me to quite a great life but all from planning.

    While I go over these questions with the groups in the courses, we don’t spend much time answering them in class. I have them do this work at home because EVERYBODY is very different. Each person’s goals, life styles, account sizes, personalities, and so on are very very different. Once you get your trading plan completed however and you have a successful track record of six months of solid trading results, lock that plan up and never share it with anyone. Use it to build an incredible life for you and your family. Hold on to the edge you have worked so hard to attain. Be happy to share your knowledge but that does not have to mean giving away your strategy.

    The goal of this piece was to get people to start asking the right questions. These simple ideas can sometimes be clouded by all the misleading marketing that exists in the world. I encourage you to ask yourself these questions and contact us at Online Trading Academy to further your trading education.

    Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 04:38
  • Copywriting Tutorial

    I found a very comprehensive tutorial for those of you looking to do copywriting for your particular business but are on a low budget to be able to hire a professional copywriter.

    here is the link: http://www.grokdotcom.com/author/jeff-sexton/

    Please leave us feedback on how you find the service.

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 17:05
  • 10 Blog Traffic Tips

    By Ray Edwards

    NOTE FROM RAY:

    I met Yaro Starak at Jeff Walker’s mastermind meeting in Las Vegas recently. I’ve been reading his blog for quite some time, and after meeting him in person I realized he is one sharp guy. I mean, how many people do you know who make six figures strictly from blogging? So I’m delighted to have Yaro contribute a guest slot on my blog.

    10 Blog Traffic Tips
    by Yaro Starak

    In every blogger’s 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 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 a 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 likely 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 often enjoy a spike in new readers.

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

    3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. 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 EzineArticles.com. 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.

    I hope you enjoyed my list of traffic tips. Everything listed above are techniques I’ve put into place myself for my blogs and have worked for me, however it’’s certainly not a comprehensive list. There are many more things you can do. Finding readers is all about testing to see what works best for you and your audience and I have no doubt if you put your mind to it you will find a balance that works for you.

    ANOTHER NOTE FROM RAY: This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and one of my blog mentors. 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:

    www.BlogMastermind.com

    Ray Edwards CopywriterRay Edwards is a direct response copywriter, marketing strategist, author, and speaker. He has written million-dollar sales copy for top marketers including Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Walker, Alex Mandossian, Matt Bacak and many others. Get more free copywriting information from Ray at RayEdwardsCopy.com.

     

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 15:44
  • Blogging For Six Figures? Writers Take Note!

    By Ray Edwards

    Could you start a business using only a blog, and build it into a full-time income in a very short period of time? Yaro Starak says you can, and he ought to know. He’s done it. And he’s helped lots of other people do the same.

    In this one hour interview, Yaro has some keen insights for anyone interested in the business side of blogging:

    • How it’s possible for anyone to start a blog from scratch and turn it into a full time income in a few short months, making $3,000 – $5,000 per month.
    • Why you should avoid “junk blogging” — you know, those auto-generated blogs designed to scam Adsense — and instead create something you can be proud of. And how that will ultimately create more income and freedom for you.
    • The secret of the five-minute blog install, and the free software that makes it possible for anyone to start a blog.
    • How one blogger turned his enthusiasm for cars into a $50,000 per month enterprise.
    • The 2-hour workday. How it became a reality for many bloggers, and how you can achieve it very quickly.
    • The master of the 10-minute blog post, and how he turned those little bursts of creativity into one New York Times best-seller after another.
    • A basic outline of how to start your blog, how to set it up and run it, created the content, and start making money from it right away.
    • The benefits of blogging that go beyond money, and why they’re so important.

    All this and a lot more in today’s interview with Yaro. Just click below to listen.



    Click to hear Six Figure Blogging Interview


    Find out about Yaro’s program that coaches you through setting up your own six-figure blog.

    Ray Edwards CopywriterRay Edwards is a direct response copywriter, marketing strategist, author, and speaker. He has written million-dollar sales copy for top marketers including Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Walker, Alex Mandossian, Matt Bacak and many others. Get more free copywriting information from Ray at RayEdwardsCopy.com.

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 15:27
  • What is a Blog?

    Posted by Wei Liang in September 16th 2008  

    Welcome to the first lesson to blogging.

    Before you can actually learn about blogging, you will need to understand on what a blog is all about and what kind of website a blog really is. If you don’t understand the key elements of why people create a blog, you will lose out on the potential of what a blog could do.

    A blog is a website in which an individual will post regular entries of comments, events that he have went through, experiences or even review of a website and product. Entries by the individual are posted in reverse chronological order which makes it easy for readers to check for updates on any content.

    I separate blogs into 2 categories – Personal blog (or also known as online diary) and Corporate blog.

     

     

    Personal blogs are blog in which individual share their daily experiences on activities that happen for that day. These blogs are usually not interested in making money online with their blog as it is meant to keep track of their daily life and share it with their friends and families.

    On the other hand, corporate blogs are blog in which individual or organization set up to promote knowledge of certain niche, to sell products and at the same time build rapport with their database of customers.

     

    Why Are Blogs So Widely Used

     

    There has been an increasing trend in the number of people who utilize blogs as a platform to communicate with people of similar interests as well as to arouse interest on those who know nothing of the particular topic. There must be some reasons behind this as to why people use blogs instead of a normal static webpage.

     

    1) 2-way communication

    Comments can be left on every article that you have posted and it encourages your readers to either add value or to ask questions related to the content. This will also spur on other readers who have answers to the questions to post their responses as well. As a result of this, the owner of the blog will interact more with his readers which will help to build up his creditability.

     

    2) Frequent indexing of blog content on search engines

    Due to the frequent updates in content, search engines spiders love to crawl to the blog more often. With more articles indexed, it will help in getting more traffic from search engines. Most of the highly competitive keywords are also snatched by blogs. If you don’t really understand the importance of this part, I will go through more in depth on this area when I talked more about Search Engine Optimization (SEOs).

     

    3) Easy to update blog

    I am personally not someone who is technically inclined in webpage. If I need to play with the HTML code everyday to add in new content, it will consume so much of my time. I believe most of you know nuts about HTML code and blogs are the best platform for us to use to update it regularly with ease. Therefore, many choose blogs instead of a static webpage.

     

    4) Organized information

    Content on a blog a listed in chronological order and it makes every post very organized. Readers are easy to search for information and know when the latest articles are published. This is very important since most of the internet users nowadays have very short attention span. If they think that your website is not organized and finding information is very tedious, they will most probably go off and visit another website. However, blogs do this for you automatically which saves a lot of trouble.

     

    You should now be able to understand more on what a blog is all about. You must understand these basics of a blog in order to progress further.

    Since this is only the first lesson, I will not provide you with any tasks to do. Just read and understand the content. Add in your valuable comments too if you have additional information or question to share with the rest.

    Stay tune for the next lesson on choosing your niche topic.

    Wei Liang

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 15:24
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