Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5 Alternatives Ads companies Nigerians Can Make Money, Without google AdSense


Are looking for a list of the very best Google AdSense alternatives available in Nigeria? 

I have carried out all the research necessary and will provide you with a list of the very best contextual advertisement companies you can register with apart from AdSense.

Google AdSense alternatives are in large abundance on the web; however, not all of them are available in Nigeria.
Limitations can be due to geographical restriction or reception of funds in Nigeria.
The major reason Nigerians can’t register with several ad platforms and Affiliate programs online is because PayPal doesn’t allow Nigerians to receive money.
Consequently, any AdSense alternative that limits reception of funds to just PayPal becomes inaccessible to Nigerians.
All the AdSense alternatives I’ll list in this publication will include a breakdown of how you can also receive your funds in Nigeria.
There can be no doubt, whatsoever, that Google AdSense is the best contextual advertisement company on the web.
Not just because it is owned by Google, it’s one of the oldest and most organized ad platform on the web.
Although AdSense is the most popular ad platform on the web, people are always in search of alternatives.
Reasons may range from difficulties in getting an approved AdSense account to receiving a ban from the program.
Apart from all that, you can also decide to register with another ad platform to complement your money making strategy.
AdSense works very well with other ad networks, provided your blog doesn’t violate the Google ads placement policy.

here are the 5 Google AdSense alternatives available in Nigeria

Media.net

 Media.net is one of the biggest AdSense alternatives you can find out there. It’s owned by Yahoo! and Bing, and is operated in a very similar fashion to AdSense.

When you register with Media.net, you gain access to their thousands of Advertisers worldwide.
After reaching a minimum balance of $100 in your account, you can withdraw your funds using PayPal or Bank Wire transfer.
Like I said earlier, PayPal funds reception is not available in Nigeria; However, you can receive your funds using the Bank Wire Transfer method of payment.

Viglink

Viglink is an out-bound traffic monetization service for webmasters. It was founded in 2009 and has been growing ever since.
It is currently ranked among the top 10,000 websites in the world, just so you know it’s not a small company.
It is also another massive AdSense alternative you can register with easily and start monetizing your site.
After reaching the minimum payout for publishers, which is set at $20, you can withdraw your earnings using Bank Wire transfer; which unfortunately, is the only method of payment accessible to Nigerians.

Infolinks

Infolinks claims to have the third largest publisher Marketplace worldwide and rightly so. According to present Alexa stats, it’s ranked among the top 15,000 websites worldwide.
I consider Infolinks to be one of the very best alternatives to Google AdSense you can find out there.
Also, Infolinks offer a wide range of optional withdrawal methods which include: Bank Wire transfer, check, Payoneer, etc. which makes it an advertisement company suitable for Nigerians.

Chitika

Chitika is a search-targeted advertising company founded in May 2003. It is  located in the United States and available worldwide.
It is another very popular Google AdSense alternative available to Nigerian bloggers.
Chitika is listed in this post not just because you can easily withdraw your earnings in Nigeria, but because it’s one of the best options you have out there.
After reaching a minimum balance of $50, you can withdraw your Chikita Earnings using Payoneer, which is one of the most popular PayPal alternatives in Nigeria.
If you don’t have a Payoneer account yet, follow this guide to open one now.

Adversal

 Adversal is a popular display advertisement company that has been in business since 2003.
I consider Adversal a very good alternative to Google AdSense for Nigerian Bloggers. However, it’s approval procedure and requirements is slightly different from that of Google AdSense.
Publishers are required to get a minimum of 50,000 page views per month before they can get an Adversal account.
After reaching a minimum of $20 in your account, you can withdraw you Adversal earnings using Bank Wire transfer, which is available to Nigerian publishers.

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

8 ways to Build your Self-Confidence

Why is self-confidence so important? It is important because it gives you courage, self-esteem and assertiveness. When self-confidence is present, you are not afraid to take risks and to try new things.
Self-confidence is essential for a happy and successful life and is a quality of character that most people appreciate, when they see it in other people.
When you possess self-confidence, you do not allow what people think and say about you to affect you, and you don’t take things too personally. This means a more peaceful life.
Most people are not born with this quality of character. However, you can build it up. You can build self-confidence by changing your mindset and your attitude toward life, even if various personal experiences caused you to lose it.

Build Your Self-Confidence

I would like to suggest a few simple tips to help you build self-confidence.

Think about what you have already done in your life
Even if you experienced failure and unhappiness in your life, there certainly are a few achievements. These need not be great achievements, but quite simple things, like getting good grades at school or college, promotion at work, getting along well with your neighbors, getting your driving license, or learning to swim.
Thinking about those achievements makes you realize that you have experienced success in your life, and not all is failure. This would make you feel better about yourself and about your life, and improve your self-confidence.

 Focus on what you did and achieved, not on what you did not do and did not achieve
Why fill your mind with scenarios of failure? If you keep thinking about failure, you expect and anticipate it and attract it to you, and this further spoils your sense of self-confidence. Replace the negative movie in your mind with a movie about success. See yourself in your mind where you really want to be, living the life you really want.
If you can keep watching a movie of success in your mind, you will attract success. This process would build up your self-confidence.

Write down a list of your achievements and success
Take another step toward building your self-confidence and write down a list of your achievements and success, and at look at this list often.
You might say that you have never experienced success. You are wrong about that. You might have not experienced great success, but you surely had, even if only occasionally, experienced some kind of success. Even baking a good cake, being in good relations with your spouse or children, or going for a walk almost every day is success.

Build Up a Strong Willpower
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Think of your talents and abilities
Set a time each day to think about your talents and abilities, and find ways to develop and use them. Do not say that you have no talents and skills. Everyone has some. You just need to find them.

 Strengthen your willpower
Lack of self-confidence goes hand in hand with lack of willpower. If you strengthen your willpower, your self-confidence would grow strong too. I have written a lot about willpower in many articles, and suggested exercises to strengthen it. I have also written a book about this topic, so there is no need to go deeper into it here.
A stronger willpower means more assertiveness, more self-esteem and more confidence.

 Set small, simple goals
Set small, simple goals that are within you reach and go achieve them. This will greatly boost your confidence. I am talking about really small goals, such as cleaning and arranging your wardrobe, inviting friends to your house, starting to learn swimming, or taking a day off and having fun.
These small acts will make you feel better about yourself and increase your self-confidence.

 Develop a positive attitude
Instead of focusing on negative events and expecting the worse, make the effort to focus on the positive and expect positive results. This might not be easy if your mindset has always been negative. However, with persistence, you can change your mental habits and build a positive attitude. You will find plenty of information about positive thinking at this website.
It would help, if you strive to remove from your mind and from your vocabulary all negative words and refrain from using them in your conversation.

Give yourself motivational talks
Remove any negative commentary running in your mind. Be firm, and do not allow negative comments about you and about your life to run in your mind. You need to be more aware of what is going on in your mind and not allow negative comments and negative inner conversations to go on.

Exercise That Will Strengthen Your Concentration .

"The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun. When they are concentrated, they illumine." - Swami Vivekananda
When I was a child, I saw how a magnifying glass could burn a piece of paper, when the rays of the sun were focused through it on one point. The fire could only be ignited, when the sun's rays were concentrated on a small point. When the magnifying glass was moved too far away, or too close to the paper, the rays were not focused enough, and nothing happened.
This experience, describes vividly, how the power of concentration works. It is a skill, which enables you to fix your attention on one single thought or subject, while at the same time excluding from your awareness everything else.
"The power of concentration manifests as focused attention and as a one pointed mind."
When you focus your mind, you conserve your energies and do not dissipate them on irrelevant thoughts or activities. This is why, developing concentration is vital for anyone aspiring to be more efficient and take charge of his or her life. This skill is vital for every kind of success. Without it, your efforts get scattered, but with it, you can accomplish great things.
Concentration has many uses and benefits. It assists in studying, enables faster comprehension, improves the memory, helps in focusing on a task, job or goal, and therefore, achieving them more easily and efficiently. It is a powerful tool for the efficient use of creative visualization, and it also helps in developing psychic powers.
When this ability is strong, the mind obeys you more readily and does not engage in futile, negative thoughts or worries. This ability plays an important role in meditation, gaining mental mastery, and attaining peace of mind.
Without it, the mind just jumps restlessly from one thought to another, not allowing you to meditate properly.
Do you now realize, why it is very important and worthwhile to develop and improve the ability to concentrate?
To develop this power you need to train and exercise it. Forget all your excuses about not having the time or being too busy. Do not say that the circumstances are not appropriate, or that you cannot find a quiet place to exercise. With a little planning, desire and motivation, you can always find the time to exercise each day, no matter how busy you are.

The Restless Mind

Thoughts claim our attention constantly, wasting our time and energy on unimportant and useless matters. They actually, rule our life. We have become so used to this condition that we regard it as natural.
While breathing, we do not need to pay attention to each inhalation and exhalation. We become conscious of the process of breathing, only when we have some difficulty with breathing, such as when our nose is clogged, due to a cold, or when we are in an unventilated room.
It is the same with thinking. We become conscious of the constant onslaught of our thoughts, and of our inability to calm them down, only when we need to concentrate, solve a problem or study. We are also acutely aware of them, when we have worries or fears.

Learn How to Focus Your Attention

Learn how to focus your mind, control your attention, and strengthen your concentration skills with simple mental exercises.
With a focused mind your attention and mental powers will improve, and you would do everything better, more efficiently, and in less time.
Learn How to Focus Your Attention
Examine this familiar situation. You need to study something for your job or for an exam. You sit comfortably on the sofa with the book in your hands and start reading. After a while, you feel hungry and go to the kitchen to eat something.
You return to the book, but a few moments later you hear people talking outside. You listen to them for several moments and then bring your attention back to the book.
After a while, you feel restless and switch on the radio to listen to music. You continue reading a few moments, and then remember an incident that happened yesterday, and start thinking about it.
When you look at your watch, you are amazed to find out that one complete hour has passed, and you have hardly read anything.
This is what happens when one lacks concentration. Imagine what you could have accomplished, if you could control your attention and focus your mind!
A job that requires physical strength, such as carrying heavy loads, for example, strengthen the muscles. However, it is not the same as exercising daily in a gym. Reading and studying, exercise the mind, but to gain strong concentration, you need to practice exercises every day, just like training in a gym.

The Inner Resistance to Develop Concentration

To develop this ability, you have to train your mind. Most people believe that concentration is a strenuous and tiring activity, and that it involves exertion and tension, which are difficult and unpleasant. This belief, which usually starts at an early age, is not true.
Parents and teachers expect children to study, do their homework and get good grades. Sometimes, they use disciplinary measures against the children. This makes the children feel forced to do something they don't like doing.
Telling a child often, that he or she is not concentrating well enough, creates a subconscious aversion to concentration and study. These become associated with coercion, lack of freedom, and doing something they do not like to do. When children grow up, it is no wonder that their power of concentration is too weak.
Though most people would admit that good concentration is a great asset, yet, most of them, do nothing to strengthen it, because they don't know how, and because they lack the motivation to do so.
Concentration can be fun, if approached in the right way. It should be practiced with joy, positive attitude, optimism, and understanding of its great possibilities.

The Benefits of Developing the Power of Concentration

There are many benefits to developing the power of concentration. Here are a few of them:
  • Control of your thoughts.
  • The ability to focus your mind.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Freedom from futile and annoying thoughts.
  • The ability to choose your thoughts.
  • Better memory.
  • Improved Self-confidence.
  • Inner strength.
  • Stronger Willpower.
  • Decisiveness.
  • The ability to study and comprehend more quickly.
  • Inner happiness.
  • More powerful and efficient use of creative visualization.
  • -Deeper and more successful meditation.
Does this seem too good to be true? Develop the power of concentration and find out for yourself!

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Making Mistakes

Don't worry if you make mistakes. Only people who dare, try, and persevere, complete tasks and achieve success.
It is so comfortable to be passive, make no effort, and stick to the familiar. However, by doing so, we allow external influences shape your life.
Daring, trying new things, and making changes, seem intimidating. It is more comfortable to suffer, complain, and stay in the same place.


Why Daring Is Intimidating?


  • You afraid you might make mistakes.
  • You are afraid to look ridiculous.
  • You want to avoid criticism.
  • There is a lack of self-esteem.
  • There is a lack of self-confidence.
If you wish to let the above list intimidate you, and therefore, be unhappy, complain, and stay where you are, this is your choice. However, if you want to live a greater life, you should consider taking a step beyond your fears and start daring.
It is not so difficult to do.
It is a matter of attitude. It is a matter of changing your mindset. As the saying goes, 'it is all in the mind'.
After the first step, it would seem less intimating to dare, even if you make mistakes and bad choices.
All people who achieved success, any kind of success, dared to try. They did mistakes, and they failed over and again, but they did not give up.

Where Can You Dare?

This depends on you. It is advisable to start with minor matters, and as you gain confidence, do bigger things.
Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Start learning a foreign language.
  2. Go meet new people and friends.
  3. Take a trip abroad.
  4. Redecorate your home.
  5. Ask your boss for a raise.
  6. Start going to the gym.
Dare, don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes.
After gaining some experience you will feel more confident to dare handle bigger projects, such as:

  1. Find a better job
  2. Go back to college or start studying at the University
  3. Make the move you always wanted, to a new neighborhood, a new city, or a different country
  4. Start a business
  5. Turn a hobby into a business
These are just a few of the things you can dare to do.
If you make mistakes, it's all right. Everyone make mistakes. Learn from them and go on. As said earlier, all successful people made mistakes, but they didn't let their mistakes discourage them or deter them.
It's quite simple, though not so easy to dare, and be afraid to make mistakes. This has nothing to do with finance, physical strength or education. It is all a state of mind. It is something inside you.
You need to find the strength and courage within you. You should learn to be courageous and daring, and do things, without the need to be pushed and motivated from the outside.
You have this strength within you, you only need to be conscious of it, and strengthen it. Affirmations, visualization, and inner strength development are the tools to do this.
Learn to be a doer, by taking the initiative and acting now, without procrastinating or hesitation. Start with simple little things to gain experience and confidence.

  • Can you learn to speak fluently a foreign language, without making some mistakes at first?
  • Can you become a great cook, without learning, cooking and experimenting, and making some mistakes along the way?
  • Can you create a successful business, without learning, investing, making mistakes, and trying again?
  • Can you become an expert in any field, before you had enough experience?
Don't worry if you make mistakes on the way. By making mistakes, you learn to improve and do better.

How to Build Self Confidence

Building self confidence is important for everyday life and for achieving any task or goal.
How can you build self confidence, especially if you lack self confidence?
Stop judging yourself and comparing yourself to others. You might feel that you don’t measure up to other people, and this will further weaken your self confidence.
Accept yourself as you are, but also start working on building self confidence. It won’t appear suddenly. You need to work on developing it.
 Self confidence is an attitude, and attitude can be changed.

10 ways to Build Self Confidence:

1. Never tell yourself “I can’t.”
2. Always tell yourself “I can.”
3. No matter how many times you fail, there is always the next time.
4. Whenever you find yourself behaving with lack of self confidence, analyze what happened, and what caused you to behave in such a way.
5. When you catch yourself thinking how weak you are and lacking in self confidence, immediately start telling yourself the opposite.
6. Think of situations in which you usually lack confidence, but now, in your mind, visualize yourself acting with confidence.
7. Repeat several times a day affirmations such as:
“Self confidence is growing stronger and stronger in me.”
“I am able to deal confidently with every situation.”
“I feel strong and able to assert myself.”

8. Willpower and self discipline are very important for developing inner strength, assertiveness and confidence. There are special exercises to develop these abilities, and also a complete course to boost up your willpower and self-discipline.
9. Don’t postpone or evade difficult and unpleasant tasks. They can teach you inner strength.
10. Before performing an activity that requires the display of strength, assertiveness or confidence, take a few deep breaths and relax your body.

Why you lack self discipline

Self discipline is one of the most important requirements for achieving success, but too often, there is lack of self discipline.
A few of the reasons responsible for lack of self discipline:
People are not born with self discipline; they need to develop it, but they don’t know how to do so.
The erroneous notion that self discipline is something difficult to attain and requires too much denials.
Negative mental programming and negative environment are also responsible for this lack.
Laziness and lack of enough inner strength prevent one from being more self disciplined. In this situation, one avoids doing things that require effort and persistence.
People prefer comfortable laziness, instead of actions that require effort. Laziness is comfortable, since it is pleasant and effortless, while self discipline requires effort.
Fear of failure is also a reason for lack of self discipline. It prevents initiative and perseverance and leads to lack of inner strength.
Temptations weaken self discipline. We are all subject to temptations in many forms every day. We are exposed to advertisements in newspapers, magazines and on TV, telling us to buy this or that. We see a huge array of products for sale in the supermarkets and in the shopping malls, and we are offered many ways to pass the time, such as TV programs, movies, restaurants, concerts, sports competitions and many other sorts of entertainment.
How can you ignore the beautifully arranged and tasty food at the supermarket, or resist watching a TV show, which offers a pleasant escape from daily life? Accepting and following all these pleasures indiscriminately, and without using common sense tend to weaken self discipline.
Lack of self-esteem is another factor that leads to lack of self discipline.
Lack of goals or purpose in life is also responsible for lack of self discipline and vice versa.
Procrastination is another reason of lack of self discipline.
Lack of willpower, motivation and ambition are also causes for lack of self discipline.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Law of Attraction Real? What is the Real Secret?

Everyone is lured in by the thought of easy money, especially today. Personal debt is at an all time high and personal savings haven't been this low since the Great Depression. The Law of Attraction seems to promise wealth and abundance simply by thinking about it. Easy money right? Could the Law of Attraction be simply a myth? The truth is out there but it's not what you think.

If you have been to the bookstore lately or checked Amazon's top seller list you will notice that there are several books that are based on the Law of Attraction. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is one of the most popular right now. Why are these types of books so popular now? I believe it's because people are looking for a way out of the financial messes and the chaos of everyday life today. In our efforts to be more productive and to live up to some fictitious standard we have set for ourselves, we have over complicated our lives and are now getting ready to crash and burn. We have been spoiled and have the "I want it now" syndrome. We want a simpler life, a more meaningful life and we want it now. We want to be wealthy, we want to be debt free, travel the world and we want it now. These books seem to promise and easy way to our dreams.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with these wishes. They are indeed wishes that will lead us in the right direction. The problem is that we can't have them right now just by wishing for them. So is the Law of Attraction a myth? I don't believe it is entirely a myth. I do believe there is energy out there that we can not see but we can tap into if we know how. There is a greater consciousness that holds the answers to all questions and guides the way to all dreams. However, it's not as simple as sitting down and telling yourself that you really want a million dollars and "poof" it's attracted to you. Unfortunately, it is being portrayed that way, like easy money.

The Truth to the Secret

If there is something that you really want, say a million dollars. You should think about it everyday. You should right down your goal. You should brainstorm ideas everyday that will be leading you in the direction of your goal. Make a list of the things you do everyday that are not leading towards your goal. If your goal is to get your bedroom clutter free than is sitting on the couch and watching soap operas getting you closer to your dream? Now some will say," You need some time for yourself and to relax". That's true; you do need to relax at times. That's when meditation is good and plays a crucial role. Meditating will help you to relax and clear your mind from the daily troubles. Most importantly it helps clear away the clutter in your mind and lets you find a clearer, simpler path to what you seek. The answers are already there, you already know the solution to your problem. You just have to relax and listen.

Once you have relaxed it's time to get back to working towards your goal. The more you work towards your goal the more things will start to fall into place and the more opportunities you will see. Is it the Law of Attraction that has made these opportunities available to you? Could it be that you are so focused on your dream and really involved in making it a reality that your eyes are just opened to the opportunities that were always there but you couldn't see them? I think it's more the later.

Take for example two women that want to get their homes clean and clutter free. The clutter is overwhelming them and their husbands are getting very annoyed. They are embarrassed to have anyone over. They both work full time and have two children.

Woman A is very determined about her dream to have a clean home. She thinks about it everyday. She has sat down and made a list of what needs to be done and has figured out the best way to accomplish it. Even though she is tired when she comes home she is determined to make her dream a reality. So, she spends a half hour cleaning a particular room every evening. She devises a routine to keep the rooms clean. She starts having the kids pick up their own clothes and be responsible for their own rooms. She asks her husband to help clean the garage out and to help do the dishes at night so she can have a few more minutes to clean.

As the family sees her get serious about cleaning they get in on the act too. Woman A finds that she needs a bunch of boxes to take stuff to the thrift shop. As she is driving home from work the next day she sees a bunch of clean boxes that someone has thrown out and she brings them home. Was that the Law of Attraction working or did she just know what she needed and therefore her mind was on the lookout to fulfill that need?

It doesn't happen overnight but eventually her hard work pays off and her house is clutter free and beautiful. It makes her feel so much better and her husband and children are happy too. There is no more stress about finding things because everything is organized. Her routine is simple to keep the house looking good and she can relax and take it easy. Life is easier and the stress of knowing that the house needs to be cleaned up is gone.


Now let's take woman B. She too wants her home clean. However, she just complains that the task is just too overwhelming; she doesn't know where to start. She says that she'll clean on the weekend but when the weekend comes she says that she wants to spend time with the kids and relax for awhile. On a day off from work she watches TV and looks around her at the clutter and just feels bad and tells herself that she will never have a clean home. Then she goes shopping to make herself feel better and just comes home with more stuff to fill up her house and has spent more money on nothing.

Her husband and children never help out because they see no motivation on her part. In their eyes she obviously doesn't want the house to be clean that much or else she'd be doing something about it. Nothing is ever attracted to her to help her out because she's not looking. That same pile of boxes was probably there for her too but she drove right by them because she didn't know what she needed. She will never reach her dream and the strain on the marriage and family will always be there like an anchor.

So was there some mysterious force at work attracting things to woman A or was she just simply focused and determined and took the time to clear her thoughts to find a simple path to her dream. Once you get working on something then things do seem to just fall into place. It's getting started that can be the problem. You must force yourself to take action. Sitting and wishing for you dream alone will do nothing to attract it to you. Work for it and it will appear.

So is there some magical thing out there that you can pray to that will make your dreams come true? I don't think so. I believe there is a Law of Attraction but I think it is simply stated this way... if you are determined and are focused on your goal. If you live every minute of your life working towards your goal in some form, then you will know exactly what you need to fulfill your dream and your mind will be on the lookout for it. So opportunities that you never saw before suddenly jump out at you. I don't think this is so much attraction as it is focused attention and energy.

When you have accomplished your goal then you can really relax. You will finally be where you wanted to be instead of relaxing and watching soap operas or football and still wishing you were living your dream. The secret is that nothing comes easy... it just comes easier to those who actively seek what they are looking for.

Seek, and Ye shall find.
Mat 7:7

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