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My Link Bank https://mylinkbank.com Create, Learn, Link and Earn Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:12:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 HyperX Headset Review https://mylinkbank.com/hyperx-headset-review/ https://mylinkbank.com/hyperx-headset-review/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:31:44 +0000 https://mylinkbank.com/?p=202 If you’re a fan of video games, you may be familiar with the HyperX Headphones. GameStop heavily promotes them. They are very affordable with a tag ranging between $50 and $80, depending on your region, applicable tax bracket and so on and so forth. For that price, one would think these would come in right around the mid-level entry range for gaming headsets. This headset sounds like a $300 headset.
Versatile and Takes a Beating
I have owned my set for just over 2 years now. The headset is a bit heavier than you would expect, but it’s solid and it feels more solid than it looks. The ear cups are large enough to accommodate the biggest of ears, and they suction to your head just a bit. When I am wearing these babies, I can’t hear anything going on in my house, even when the volume is 10%.
The noise cancelation on the HyperX headphones as better cancelation than my Crutchfields. So if that is any indication, there you go. Those Crutchfields were almost a thousand dollars.
I can’t count the number of times I have dropped these headphones. There is actually a standing joke in our home about these HyperX Headphones. Over the past couple years, the family has gone through quite a few sets due to product failure, malfunction or simple not being able to take a knocking here or there.
A List of bad things that have happened to my HyperX Headphones – and they keep on working at pro performance levels:
They have been dropped on a carpet floor from a sitting position of about 3 feet at least 200 times.
They have been run over by an office chair on several occasions.
The cord (which is braided wire) has been run over many times by office chairs.
The dog took off down the road once with them. He took them all the way to the corner where a 5 year old ran them over with his new bicycle. (I can’t make this stuff up)
They have been thrown against a wall. No it wasn’t me raging. It was a child throwing a temper tantrum.
They have even been dunked in water. Okay, so how did this happen? The short version is, I was leaning over the tub trying to get the stopper to release so the water would drain after my child had gotten out. The HyperX headphones were cupped on my head around the temple area. So not firmly around my neck. Well, then it happened. Gravity won and they fell into the tub. I got them right out of course and after a couple of days drying in the hot sun, they surprisingly worked … still.
They have also been stepped on a few times.
These things surpass any other headset I have ever owned in the stress test department. Or should I say, the Real World department. Typical families can be brutal on gaming and computing hardware.
The fact that these things still work after all of that is amazing, and that is an understatement. The quality of the sound hasn’t changed one bit. The surround sound sounds more like 7.1, opposed to the 5.1 they advertise. The microphone also detaches in case you want to lay down and relax with some music. It’s a simple 3.5 mm jack. Just pops in and out. Easy as pie. The comfort factor on these things is a 9/10 for me. My children also love to wear these and call them the “secret headphones”. They say this because they think if they can’t hear anyone from inside there, no one outside can hear them either. The wire is very long and will easily accommodate you if playing a console in the living room.
The Downside
They don’t come with a USB adapter. They have a 3.55mm jack for both microphone and audio. This is something that you will have to purchase separately if you want to plug these into a usb connection on your PC/Mac or into an Xbox or PlayStation. You can usually get this adapter for $9.99 straight from the HyperX Website. Here is a link for ya! https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/landing/cloud-accessories (Choose the Dual 3.5mm Extension Cable)
Conclusion
The HyperX headphones are the best headphones we have ever owned, bar none. They are sturdy and solid. The quality on these is noticeable at first sight. For the price of $50 – $80, it feels like I won because these things seem like a $300 headset.

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Whose Site Is It Anyway? https://mylinkbank.com/whose-site-is-it-anyway/ https://mylinkbank.com/whose-site-is-it-anyway/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:56:37 +0000 https://mylinkbank.com/?p=189 By: Diane Hughes,

I spend a lot of time emailing with online business owners. Since that’s my specialty, I find a lot of people asking me questions about my success. What amazes me is that many of those people are asking the wrong questions!

The questions I’m talking about come from site owners who want to know how to make themselves look good online. These site owners want to write copy that is all about *their* company. They want to have a flash home page because *they* like it. They want to use *their* favorite colors in the design.

The problem is, it isn’t *their* site! Let me explain…

Think about it a minute. Why do you believe most department stores now willingly offer refunds? Years ago they didn’t. In fact, it was a well-known fact that, if you bought it, you owned it for life. Yet, in just the last 15 years or so, that way of thinking has been completely reversed. The reason? Customer demand.

Retailers recognized a customer need, and they filled it. They understood that customers were the ones who made the purchases and, therefore, the ones who kept their retail stores in business. The smart thing to do? Reverse the refund policy and keep customers happy.

Was it the store’s idea to offer refunds? No. If it were up to the stores, no money would ever be returned. After all, it’s *their* store, isn’t it? They can do what they want. Yeah, right! Not if they want to stay in business.

The same principle applies to your website. Sure, *you* may want to use certain colors on your site, but what would your customer prefer? Your favorite thing in the online world may be flash intros, but your customers might despise them. You may not like the idea of offering a guarantee, but what about your customers? Whose site is it, anyway? Yours? No, not really.

Before you get too entangled in making your site everything you want it to be, consider your customers’ wants and needs.

ACTION STEP 1
Make Your Copy Customer Focused – Go back to your site and read your copy. Does it say anything similar to this? “Welcome to my website. My company does this, that, and the other thing. I am the best company of my type on the Internet. My site has been online since 1999. Buy from me.” If so, you have some work to do.

Focus on your customers. What are their needs/wants? Rather than copy that says, “Me, me, we, us, I, I, I,” you want copy that acknowledges visitors, makes a connection with them, defines their needs, and offers solutions to their problems.

ACTION STEP 2
Turn Your Site Into An Invitation, Not An Eviction – Do you have a flash home page? If you check your stats, I’ll bet you’ll find more people who skip the flash intro of your site than people who actually view it.

Flash is extremely popular with Web designers, but it is extremely unnerving to site visitors. Don’t force flash on your customers.

ACTION STEP 3
Check Your Navigation – Can your visitors find their way around your site easily? How would you know? The best way to find out for sure is to ask a few people who have never seen your site before to surf on over and take a look around. Ask them to spend 10 or 15 minutes browsing. Then ask them to tell you about their experiences.

Paying due attention to your customers and their needs is one of the best things you can do to improve your online business. Put yourself in your customers’ place. When you turn your site into a welcoming environment specifically designed for your visitors, they can’t help but want to return again and again.

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Write Website Copy That Sells – Try a Little Flesh with Your Flash https://mylinkbank.com/write-website-copy-that-sells-try-a-little-flesh-with-your-flash/ https://mylinkbank.com/write-website-copy-that-sells-try-a-little-flesh-with-your-flash/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:18:59 +0000 http://mylinkbank.com/?p=145 Write Website Copy That Sells – Try a Little Flesh with Your Flash

Write Website Copy That Sells – Try a Little Flesh with Your Flash

By: Paul Matthews

Your website looks great: solid words, easy navigation, graphics just so, and maybe even a bit of flash with some multimedia.

But customers are not buying.

You wonder if it’s the writing. How can that be? You remembered the two key mantras for website content – “write for the search engines” and “write for the medium.” You used appropriate keywords to help search engines find you and traffic is up. Surely, customers enjoy reading your content because you laid it out with the internet in mind using short sentences, brief paragraphs, and bullets to list your key points. Customers might be reading, but they still are not buying.

Chances are your site copy has been optimized for technology not people.

Even on the internet, selling is still about connecting to people. So how do you press the flesh across broadband? Start where brick and mortar relationships do – trust. Why not become the trusted provider in your marketspace? You can use words to raise your credibility in at least 25 different ways.

Here are two of them:

1) write the way customers speak and
2) replace your pitch with a theme.

People instinctively trust strangers who speak like them. If you find this article useful, how would you tell someone? Are you really going to say, “I read an unusually amazing article that fundamentally increased my sagging sales”? Not likely. Weak copywriters, not people, use too many modifiers. “Amazing,” “fundamentally,” and “sagging” weaken trust. How’s your site for modifiers?

Give it the finger test.

You might not want fingerprints on your screen, so I suggest printing a copy of your homepage content. Now, put your baby finger on the first modifier you can find. Put your ring finger on the next adjective or adverb. Repeat until you run out of modifiers or fingers. If your page is a handful, you’ve got too many modifiers and your copy is hype heavy, not trustworthy. In addition to giving readers copy that matches how they speak, it helps to give them time to get to know you.

Customers need time before they trust.

They will get used to your site in tiny steps, so hold off selling; buy some time. Have a theme for your site, introducing your offer only after your customer feels comfortable. Themes are a subtle form of repetition because they continually reinforce a single concept. Repeated exposure to an idea usually makes it familiar and safe. Remember the first time you used instant messaging or the family car – not so scary now.

Let’s say your site is selling dental floss.

Instead of listing the benefits of DentaThread, you could tie the presentation together under the central idea “Some people have nothing to smile about.” The opening section could point out how the discomfort of gingivitis wipes the grin off a person’s face. Another segment would show how ugly cavities make someone too self- conscious to smile. Yet another piece would reveal how the high cost of root canal causes an individual to frown. In this way, three versions of one idea help the site grow on the visitor: one idea, three versions. Does your homepage have a theme? How many chances does your site give visitors to get comfortable with you?

In this article, I tried to use the language of my readers and hang it on a central idea, trust. Did it work? Did it help? If yes, I guess I proved my point. If no, I have 23 more ideas to go.

 

Author Bio
Paul Matthews is The Rezon8or specializing in high resonance copy that sells… all click, no slick. For a FREE site copy analysis and a chance to win a FREE homepage makeover go to www.therezon8or.com

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8 No-Fail Steps for E-Commerce https://mylinkbank.com/8-no-fail-steps-for-e-commerce/ https://mylinkbank.com/8-no-fail-steps-for-e-commerce/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:09:55 +0000 http://mylinkbank.com/?p=140 Eight No-Fail Steps for E-Commerce Marketing

Eight No-Fail Steps for E-Commerce Marketing

By: Jamila White, “The E-Commerce DivaTM

I know how to get a blank stare from just about any e-commerce web site owner. All I have to do is ask them about their web site marketing plan!

When I ask them about their web site marketing plan, I get that look. First the eyebrows go up. Then the eyes glaze over for a minute. And then the stammering begins.

“Uh, well, you know – I have my URL on my business card.”

“I, ah, I’m going to start an e-mail newsletter.”

Some of them may even mention something about “search engines.”

But practically no one has a plan! And you know how the old saying goes: “Failure to plan is a plan to fail.”

Most small business owners I talk to are frustrated. They think their web site is a big waste of money. An “online business card.” A “marketing expense” that doesn’t return any of its investment.

And no wonder:

You’ve spent thousands on a pretty web design. You shell out dough each and every month for web site hosting. You may even be paying a webmaster to update the web site regularly. And month after month, year after year, the sales barely trickle in.

Marketing your web site is frustrating. It’s confusing! So we end up doing what all of us do when we’re frustrated and confused: deal with it “later.” And later never comes.

Know what? It’s not your fault! No one ever taught you how to market on the Internet, this new medium. (They sure didn’t cover that in my marketing class when I was in school.) And there’s all that hype on the Internet – so called web marketing gurus who’ve made millions online. But guess what? The only thing they’ve ever sold is reports and e-books on – what else – “how to market on the Internet.” They’ve never packed and shipped a box or ran down the street after the UPS guy.

But what if there was a formula you could follow, a step-by-step guide to creating an online sales machine?

After 10 years of marketing and selling on the web, I’ve boiled it down to a winning eight-step formula. This formula works for any web business, for any product from amber gemstone jewelry to zebra-print home accessories. In a nutshell, the eight no-fail steps of this formula are:

  • Define Your Goals: With no clearly defined purpose, your web site can’t succeed. Be specific with each goal, adding both an amount and a timeframe.
  • Take a Snapshot: How’s your web site performing now? Know your traffic stats and your “three magic numbers.”
  • Define Your Market: Who are you talking to? Be specific about who your products are for, and where these customers exist.
  • Get Them There: Build targeted web traffic by getting your target audience’s attention and creating an ongoing dialog.
  • Turn Site Visitors into Customers: Once you’ve gotten them to your web site, make sure you seal the deal before they leave. Know what they’re looking for, and what information they need to make a purchasing decision. Give it to them, then ask for the sale.
  • Increase Their Spending: Would you like some fries with that hamburger? Since they’ve got their wallet open, ask for the add-on or upsell.
  • Get Them Back: It’s cheaper to get an old customer to buy again than it is to recruit a new one. Make the experience memorable, and make the next one convenient.
  • Get Their Friends: A happy customer can be your best sales tool. Empower them to spread the word about your products and web site.

When you work each of these steps, your e-commerce marketing can’t fail.

 

Author Bio
Jamila White, “The E-Commerce DivaTM“, helps small business owners develop their web marketing strategy to attract new customers and sell more products during her six-week “Supersize Your Web Sales”TM Tele-Bootcamp. Learn more at www.ecommercediva.com/supersize

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