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Mentalists, Will You Choose a Free Blog Platform?

Several Months Ago, here on “Invent Mentalism” We Tested an idea

We had written an eBook with the help of a publisher a publisher and ran the experiment of putting it online on the publisher’s site and immediately it caught the eye of visitors resulting in a successful series of purchases, more than we had expected. Then for various reasons we pulled the eBook off of the site and began an offline analyzation process. One of the first things we came to realize was that having a blog helped. For those of you who have been thinking of starting a blog, this page has information that will hopefully be useful for you. We are going to talk about options that are available to start a free blog. It worked for us and maybe it can work for you.

Are You Meeting Your Needs?

The following types of free blog options that you have change their use guidelines on an ongoing basis, so we recommend going to the site that has a free blog option that has struck you as a possibility for your business or business idea. An example of checking what they allow and do not allow could be questions like are you able to link to another site or can you use their platform to sell online?

What Addons are You Considering for Your Free Blog?

Are you interested in starting a free blog in conjunction with a favorite topic and maybe would not mind bringing in some income at the same time? With so many free blog choices out there are you are unsure of which one would be the best choice for the long hall, plus want to make certain that you put together a blog that will grow with time and be compatible with online tools you might want to add to it.

When, if Ever, Should You Consider from Free to Premium?

There are many free blogs available, most have a premium paid version they hope you will upgrade to. This could be a something to consider in the future, but right now you first need to start a free blog and if you see results, such as making sales, going premium might then be something to consider.

Check Under the Hood of These Fine Free Blog Platforms

It indeed can be a little overwhelming with so many blog choices out there. Here are just a few options you have at your disposal, they include blogger.com (Google), Tumblr.com (visually based), Webs.Com, Weebly.com (easy and SSL), Penzu.com, Yola.com, EduBlogs.com (for teachers), Linkedin.com, WordPress.com, site123.com and so on.

Will People Pay You to Read Your Free Blog?

But the free blogs and what they offer do not stop at the ones we mentioned prior. For example, some might find moving their blogging from public to private, could have provide could have financial benefits. It depends on the content you give.

How You Might be Able to Make Money from the Content of Your Free Blog

First you need to ask yourself “Are you an expert in your field therefore are confident that having your industry followers would pay to read your blog?” Do members of your industry hunger for what you know? If so, you might want to check out Substack.com.

Are You Going to start, or have already, a blog?

Mentalists, as you have seen, you have many options when it comes to choosing and creating a free blog for yourself. The content on this page is made possible through content provided by USA Make a Difference, a volunteer based organization committed to the mission of making a difference in the lives of those for whom creating online is a big part of what they do.

The Relationship of Mentalism Conjuring to Marketing

Mentalism is Conjuring

There is a special breed of magician entertainers known as mentalists who perform conjuring tricks that create the illusion of them being able to do things like read your mind and make stunningly accurate predictions of the future. Mentalist magicians who have good character and ethics, do not use their deceptive mentalism craft to pose as authentic mystics, psychists and fortune tellers. Unfortunately, many do, and pray on vulnerable people. These individuals want to contact their deceased loved ones or to find true love. Or even seek out mystics to give them insights into the riches they will one day have.

Use Magic for Good

Mentalist magicians who intentionally make themselves look as though they have supernatural powers is wrong. For magicians to use magic tricks clothed as psychic demonstrations, is misleading. The unique “powers” of mentalists should be studied not for deception for capital gain, but for entrepreneurs, small businesses owners and micro businesses to learn ways of getting your special products or services to the people. Why is this different? Because entrepreneurs are solving the problems that the consumer faces. This can bring about more peace of mind for the customer, plus in some cases build health and happiness in their lives.

Gain More Sales

But how will you accomplish this? What psychological secrets do mentalists use to cast a “spell” on others that can be applied to gaining you more sales? Mentalists understand the power of reciprocity, meaning the more you give, the more you get. This idea is built into the routines of their act.

A Process for Getting More Customers

Online marketers can provide their small or micro business owner clients a system with which the business owner gives their prospects a special opportunity. This opportunity consists providing their prospects with a free instantly downloadable eBook in exchange for giving their email address. This all happens automatically on the business owners’ website. The prospect who signs up to receive your eBook is also put on your email list. Both the eBook and the newsletter need to be about helping your prospects to solve their problems that occur in your industry. All the aspects of this process occur automatically on your website and ultimately provide you with an email list of prospects you can then turn into clients.

Yianni Stamas Discusses Mentalism on the 4th Day of Christmas

The Bug Bit

Technically I am on holiday, but that does not mean the stopping of my exploration of magic (as in tricks, illusions, and effects) which is my passion. Recently I have been bitten by the bug of a magic subcategory known as mentalism. My budding interest in mental magic which is why I got involved with the InventMentalism.com project.

Test

So, I am going to give you an update on what is going on with the Invent Mentalism project on this day of four calling birds (originally crows). We did a test market for the eBook which for the most part was positive. But alas, not everybody loved it, though many did. For example, those who did find it useful (the audience that matters anyway) were folks from one of the largest magic organizations that is still operating today.

It is the 4th Day of Christmas

Oh, and not to get away from mentalism, but did you know that the phrase “Four Calling Birds” in relation to its origin in 1909 being derived from a much older traditional folk melody, was not originally “four calling birds?” It was “four colly birds.” And here is the kicker, it was not until recently in the 1950s and 1960s that “calling” instead of “colly” got to be more popular! Pretty much sealed by the 1970’s around when I first became aware of the tune.

Zooming to the End

In closing, for those who are interested, we still have plans to release “Invent Mentalism” but maybe in a slightly different form. Our aim all along was to come up with a manuscript that the magic and mentalism community would find to be relevant. These days many of us live on Zoom as a way of dealing with the limitations put on social interaction per COVID. So most likely the new format of InventMentalism.com will take its cues from that. Hope you have a great remaining of the upcoming 8 days of Christmas!

In Many Ways Psychic Readers and Mentalists are One and the Same

The thing that differentiates mentalists from psychic readers is that although they have the same bag of tricks one is doing what they do to entertain, whereas the other is charging because they are “true.” The quotes being put on each end of the word “true” is not an accident. Until the day that magicians can not do what fraudulent mind readers can, that word “untrue” must be used.

Too Much Too Soon Can Be Overwhelming

If you have an eBook that you were working on, and then got a publisher to accept it and put it on for sale, if this is a new experience for you it can be overwhelming. Every moment is potentially the moment someone will dis you on or write negative comments.

Unfortunately there is very little you can do when someone says negative things about you in a review. You can not suppress it, but what you can to is change how you feel and look at it. Look, most people have an axe to grind and sometimes takes it out on others. If you have worked hard on your eBook and get a negative review, you still need to keep going forward without taking down the eBook.

In retrospect, we wish that we did not take down our eBook when the going got tough. But we did. Our surface thoughts were “Hey, if people do not find it helpful, why put it out there.” But who knows why this review came through? If you know in your heart that your eBook is good, the person writing negativity about you is most likely jealous. Maybe they thought of doing a book themselves but were not able to write the book, let alone get it published.

“Invent Mentalism” has Been a Marketing Experiment

Downloadable Products

For those of you who are interested in selling downloadable products online, this will likely be of interest to you. We are going to briefly discuss “Invent Mentalism” which was our marketing experiment.

How it Started

To test out the downloadable product space we decided to write an eBook about something we know a lot about which is magic and mentalism. These two areas combined together to create the “Invent Mentalism” eBook which is a step by step process to invent your own mentalism effects which will give your act originality because you will perform mental tricks not available anywhere else.

Product Went Live

When we launched “Invent Mentalism” on the world’s largest eBook supplier on magic, it was an instant hit. In fact by Day 2 of the experiment, the book had achieved the status of being the “Hot Top Selling Marketing Book,” as well as “Hot Top Selling Marketing Author.” And then, shortly thereafter we pulled the eBook for personal reasons. But the proof was in the pudding and we liked this pudding.”

Invent Mentalism and Getting People to Buy Your Book

Are You Writing a “How To” eBook?

So, maybe you’re a magician or mentalist interested in learning about mentalism. It is very possible you found us either through search engines or maybe via links. All this said, a reason you could be here may have nothing to do with BUYING a book it is possible your are considering WRITING one of your own?!

Think First Carefully Before Investing in an Ecommerce Setup

If this is the case, definitely keep reading! We have had some degree of luck with “Invent Mentalism” in terms of book sales. Most of these sales were made on other people’s websites that specialize in selling eBooks. This is indeed something to consider before you go out there and invest in an eCommerce setup that could be for naught.

A Chance at Sales

We’re not saying that doing your own store on your website doesn’t work, we’re just suggesting lower priced ways of getting results. When you have your magic or mentalism on someone else’s website, you may still need to invest in ads, but if they have a built in audience, you may have a better chance of selling your eBook!

Mentalism is an Art

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An Actor Playing the Part of a Mentalism

Ever since completing the “Invent Mentalism” eBook we have been carefully experimenting with it and its audience. We take this very seriously because we consider mentalism to be a science as well as an art. A mentalist is not just a mentalist but is in actuality an actor playing the part of a mentalist.

The Science of Mentalism

The science part of mentalism is the visible and invisible working of the illusion of it all. Although as an audience member we might believe we are watching the mentalist’s every move, there are in truth things we cannot see. The execution of the effect we feel is the science of mentalism.

Magic of the Mind

“Invent Mentalism” in many ways focuses on the art of mentalism. This has to do with the presentation of the feat of mentalism. Since a mentalist is really an actor playing a mentalist, it is up to her or him to give the audience the sense that they are experiencing magic of the mind.

Exploring the Subconcious Mind

Surfacing of the Subconscious Mind

have long been interested in the subconscious mind. Does it exist? Was it just an early reality but now is widely ignored. It’s hard to say. All I know though is that if I listen to my thoughts, I do seem to have at least two modes of consciousness going on. And if I pay close attention to what I am hearing, I become convinced that one of the train of thoughts is conscious while the other is subconscious, surfacing.

The Torture

It should be noted that the subconscious thoughts often seem to not relate to the conscious ones. Usually it is my negative mind putting myself down and having the desire for me to stagnate and be tortured.

Helpful?

Do I feel in conjunction with my dual thought process that there is any benefit? The one plus I suppose is potentially knowing what the thoughts are underneath the thoughts and the more I become conscious of the unconscious (if that’s what it is), I can then ask it to kindly leave. Does this really work? I’m not sure. Nor am I sure if on any level if knowing is helpful.

Up the Hypnotic Stairs or Down?

Top of the Staircase

As promised in the prior post of this blog, we were going to get into the story behind our magic eBook a bit more. As we told you last time, within 2 days our eBook was number 1 in the marketing hot list as well as had a number 1 rating for marketing author. It all seemed up from there, like we were truly climbing the stairs in the mental magic eBook world.

Something Unexpected

But then something happened. Something we hadn’t anticipated. And it changed everything. The “up” staircase started looking like a “down” staircase. Against our better judgement we pulled the eBook out of the marketplace.

Careful

It’s funny how when you attain something that was once a big wish, it’s not always what is was cracked up to be. So beware, what goes up must come down. Be careful what you wish for.