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THE INBOUNDOUTBOUND MARKETING EVOLUTION -THE BUYER’SJOURNEY

THE INBOUND/OUTBOUND MARKETING EVOLUTION – THE BUYER'S JOURNEY

 

My introduction to online marketing consisted of a training course that heavily focused on a form of email marketing, mainly safelists, which I found to be a very confusing and overwhelming strategy that involved numerous email accounts and hundreds of advertising sites that took up all my time with very little results. After a while, I felt totally disillusioned and burned out with that and turned to social media marketing of sorts which was okay for a while but then became frustrating and nonsensical. 

Then by chance, I came across Inbound Marketing and it all made sense to me. “Inbound marketing” was a term coined by Hubspot which was founded in 2005, but invented and established nearly a decade earlier by Markethive (operating as Veretekk) way back in 1996 and known as Automated Marketing. For many companies needing to cater to the customer and prospects’ needs and as competition became more fierce they turned to inbound marketing to help give them the edge. 

 

Outbound Marketing

Prior to inbound marketing, we relied upon more traditional methods known as Outbound Marketing which included TV, radio and print ads, billboards, etc. Then with the internet, came paid and rented email lists, banner and display ads, most social media advertising, pop-ups, and pop-unders, etc. In direct contrast to Inbound marketing, these tactics have traditionally been thought of as interruptions and frowned upon, labeled as invasive, and often seen as driving an ideal buyer away. 

Outbound marketing aims at trying to reach as many people as possible, whether or not they are active buyers and in some cases has its merits. 

 

 

Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing is a marketing strategy by which you drive prospects to your website rather than outwardly advertising your products or services. The idea is that bringing potential customers to your website will familiarize them with your brand and offerings through targeted content, tailored to the needs and basic questions of people and offering solutions. Ideally, you’ll build a virtual relationship with the prospect, making it more likely that they will choose your product or service when they’re ready to buy. 

Typically inbound marketing involves blogging or content creation and integrates email marketing, marketing automation, social media monitoring & publishing, SEO, and analytics all in one. It incorporates landing pages and a content management system that assists you in optimizing your content. 

Outbound marketing brings your offering to your prospects. Inbound marketing brings your prospects to you. 

 

Inbound Marketing is a marketing methodology focused on attracting, educating, and empowering consumers via relevant content that actually helps and guides them until they are ready to purchase your product or service. That road to purchase is the buyer’s journey, an active exploration or research process that a buyer goes through, prior to and leading up to the actual purchase.

Out With The Old – In With The New

Back in the day, when I needed to buy something I would pace the shopping mall, searching and comparing until I found what suited me. When I bought my car I went directly to the car yard, talked to the salesperson to learn my options, get answers to my questions, took it for a test drive, and bought it. 

Now I search online before I take a step out of my home and go directly to that store I found most helpful online or maybe buy it online. The way we buy is evolving and according to Google, buyers on average now conduct 70% or more of their research online to help them with a purchasing decision, even before they think about contacting someone in sales or reaching out to a company for more information on their products and services. 

With any sales and marketing method, it must continue to evolve just as consumers’ buying behaviors are evolving. So what does that mean for marketers in the digital world?

Inbound marketing is a strategic process that has several elements to it and some of those elements are not just technical but to gain an insight into the psychological aspect. We need to understand what stages a prospective buyer goes through before making a purchasing decision.

Another way of looking at it is that inbound marketing is designed to better align you and your business with the Buyer’s Journey, which is becoming the natural process that today’s buyer goes through when searching for a solution online.

The internet, along with inbound marketing platforms, has made it easier for marketers to engage customers at the various stages of their journey using content marketing. That’s one of the main reasons that 88% of B2B marketers are using custom content marketing, which is up a whopping 86% from 2015.

 

What Is The Buyer's Journey? 

The Buyer's Journey was first described in 1968, long before the internet, and was perceived as a linear process.   However, today’s customers are sophisticated, savvy consumers who do their research and the internet has made it very easy to access a wide range of information, so these stages are not so cut and dried and it is why we need to be customer-centric in our inbound marketing efforts, with consistent and current relevant content. 

Each stage of the inbound buyer’s journey requires unique content types that range from website pages and blog articles to downloadable offers and video demonstrations. So the new Buyer's journey takes place online and inbound marketers have a golden opportunity to go the extra mile by helping them reach a decision with custom content that will attract and delight the potential buyer. 

 

The three basic stages of the Inbound Buyer's Journey are Awareness, Consideration, and Decision. 

  1. Awareness Stage: Through online research, the buyer is trying to identify their own problems and looking for answers, resources, education, research data, opinions, and insight.  
  2. Consideration Stage: Once the buyer has identified their problem, they begin more heavy research of specific solutions for that problem, whether it’s a good fit for them which leads them to potential solution providers, partners, or vendors.
  3. Decision Stage: After engaging with enough expert, trust-building content, the buyer can filter their solution provider list down and make a confident decision in who they want to work with or buy from.

Inbound marketing is designed to help prospects discover your business in the early stages of the Buyer’s Journey and to educate them on the benefits of your solution for them, all while building trust throughout the process.

 

The Strengths Of Inbound

Although inbound marketing is the preferred method and considered to be more successful due to its not only holistic but an empathic approach, outbound marketing, albeit marketer centric, still has a place, and to determine which one suits your purpose, you need to consider your specific business, audience, and marketing objectives. 

One of the biggest advantages of inbound marketing and what gives it substance is that it focuses on providing value for prospects. It’s educational and in some cases non-promotional and as inbound marketing aligns with the Buyer's Journey, it builds a relationship between your prospects and brand and is not seen as an annoying interruption. Rather it helps the buyer as they are already researching and obviously ready to buy.

Another major strength of inbound marketing is the long term return on investment (ROI) Whether it be sweat equity or money that you’ve invested, this strategy tends to have slower results for the first few months, however, those initial stages are necessary to build your digital marketing assets. It allows you to build your presence online and rank higher in the search engines. 

Eventually, the value of those assets will increase and your outlay to maintain or improve will be less. Digital assets like blog articles and perpetual choice offers can continue to generate leads years after they were originally created without costing an extra cent. 

 

What About Outbound?

The biggest strength of outbound marketing is its ability to get in front of a large number of people quickly and build awareness. When it’s done correctly, you can launch an outbound marketing campaign, get seen by millions, and have new customers within a few weeks, but the results usually depend on the amount of money you invest. 

The more you spend, the more results you get and when you stop investing, the results diminish. With outbound marketing, you don’t accumulate many tangible, long-term assets that continue to generate leads as you do with Inbound marketing. Plus, these days, outbound is generally more disliked by the consumer.

Having said that, there are businesses that have found great success by using inbound or outbound exclusively. There are many that have utilized both consecutively and have had tremendous results. Your marketing strategy really depends on your market, your type of buyer, and your goals. 

 

What Are Your Goals? 

What are you trying to achieve? Do you want to build brand awareness? Drive traffic? How many customers are you aiming to get and what’s your timeline for that goal?

Inbound marketing is the best long-term strategy, however, it will take time and probably won’t dramatically increase business in the first few months. 

Outbound marketing, on the other hand, can help you get customers in the door quickly, but it comes with diminishing returns.

Ideally, the best strategy is to combine a little of both, by taking an inbound approach to both, using outbound for brand awareness, following up with inbound for relationship, and brand-building.

This means you are measuring results accurately and you’re aiming for long-term brand-building alongside short-term growth.

 

Looking After Your Brand And Reputation

It’s important to consider how the tactics you deploy will affect your brand’s image. Launching an aggressive cold-calling campaign or obnoxiously posting fruitless or misleading advertisements too much on peoples’ newsfeeds may get a few sales, but how will that affect your reputation long-term? 

You only want to use marketing tactics that your brand can be proud of and that your customers would approve of if they knew how you executed them. More often than not, the truth comes out and it’s incredibly difficult to overcome a bad reputation.

 

Balance Your Outbound With Inbound

Here at Markethive, we believe in an inbound-focused approach that also uses outbound marketing when appropriate. This means using outbound channels like the Banner program where you can purchase banner impressions from our Banner Impressions Exchange. Your banners are displayed internally at Markethive and externally on numerous domains. 

This will successfully get your business in front of potential buyers, then by using Markethive’s inbound tools you will be focusing more on assisting with the buyer’s journey rather than selling upfront. This works because people are more likely to engage in a brand that helps them understand the buying process, instead of simply asking for their money.

The Next Generation

Markethive has been in the Inbound Marketing business for 25 years and is an ever-evolving platform. Now integrated with Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency as of 2018, it’s certainly keeping up with the changes and advances the marketing realm is experiencing with many still stuck in the old school ways. 

Markethive is always evolving and right now in the process of building a new engineering team to take its funnels (Pagemaker System) integrated into its landing pages which are groups or otherwise known as Storefronts. A self-replicating system will be added to these pages and aligning autoresponders, along with assignment rotators. This makes it Turnkey for members to just walk in and gain great results of a powerful inbound marketing campaign, utilizing another unique feature within this system – the CO-OP engine. 

Markethive delivers a proven Inbound Marketing platform outfitted with email autoresponders, blogging platforms, landing pages, social media broadcasting, Tracking analytics, SEO, backlinking automation, messaging, ecommerce, and SEO which is designed to build a large loyal long-term customer base. The benefits of these systems are to “attract”, “convert”. “close” and “delight” an individual on the buyers’ journey. 

This next-generation platform also has multiple commerce platforms, digital media sites, along a social network bringing together a community of aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers evoking a collaborative mindset. Above all its other benefits, Markethive is a concept and a vision with a focus on providing a universal income for all and being built on the blockchain allows Markethive to pay its members for all activity, regardless if you’re a free member or upgrade to one of our loyalty programs or memberships. 

We believe sharing our resources with you as you build your business and seek to reach your goals, benefits all of us. We welcome all to our collaborative world and ecosystem for the Entrepreneur, Markethive, the Market Network, built for you, by you, and with you.

 

ecosystem for entrepreneurs

 

Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals.

 

 

CRYPTOCURRENCY SPARKING A WAVE OF GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION

CRYPTOCURRENCY SPARKING A WAVE OF GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION

The future of finance is being redefined as cryptocurrency is becoming a thriving ecosystem, quietly encroaching on the territory of traditional finance institutions’. 

Over the last five years, Bitcoin users and transactions have averaged a growth rate of nearly 60% per year. Similarly, private and public investors have deepened their commitment to cryptocurrencies including Ethereum, Ripple (XRP), Stellar, and the upcoming Markethive Coin (MHV) along with a number of other cryptos across different sectors of the industry.

We are most definitely heading towards decentralized communities. Countries all over the world are taking notice of cryptocurrencies, particularly the countries that have suffered hyperinflation. One prime example is that of Venezuela, where inflation soared, trust in the national government policy, and currency plummeted led to a rise in the interest of cryptocurrencies.

 

Cryptography Begets Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has erupted into a $200 billion industry, sparking a wave of what is seen as a global disruption, however, in many ways a savior in this world of oppression and the autocratic system that society has been subject to. 

There is a rich history of innovation at the heart of cryptocurrency and blockchain. One of the core elements being cryptography and dates back to ancient times of nearly 4000 years ago in Egyptian and Mesopotamian writings only to enhance its linguistic appeal. 

Cryptography has been used throughout the course of history and evolved into being used to protect sensitive information with analog cryptography used in WW2. The science of cryptography continued to advance progressively throughout the centuries. It’s come a long way since then and as long as there is a need to protect sensitive data cryptography will continue to advance. 

Beginning in 1990, an entirely new form of cryptography, dubbed quantum cryptography, was under development by computer scientists hoping to once again elevate the level of protection offered by modern encryption.

Then came cryptographic techniques used to make cryptocurrencies possible. Cryptocurrencies leverage several advanced cryptographic techniques, including hash functions, public-key cryptography, and digital signatures. These techniques are used primarily to ensure the security of data stored on blockchains and to authenticate transactions.

 

 

Since then, a series of key events have continued to shape the sector

Year     Event


2009    Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first Bitcoin on a decentralized network


2011    Litecoin launches


2012    Ripple is founded


2013    The price of a single Bitcoin reaches $1,000


2015    Ethereum launches, introducing smart contracts into the crypto ecosystem


2017    Over 1,000 cryptocurrencies listed


2017    Bitcoin's price rockets past $10,000, reaching a peak just shy of $20,000


2018    EOS offers a blockchain-based infrastructure for decentralized apps (DApps)


 2019    Markethive, the first Blockchain-based Market Network introduces crypto coin (MHV)                 

 

Now, there are over 5,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation, some will stagnate and peter out and others will soar as they are built on innovative applications and have real use-cases giving rise to a rapidly evolving ecosystem.

 

The infographic below displays a cross-section of cryptocurrencies, stakeholders, and core applications across a sector that’s continuing to grow more important as we see the economic climate change dramatically.

 

Setting The Stage For The Bigger Picture

As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology continues to gain momentum, its longer-term ramifications will be a focal point. Essentially, its cryptographic foundation sets the stage for future developments in a financial economy.

  • Privacy

Anonymized transactions protect users’ data through cryptographic techniques.

  • Access

Providing a new financial model for 1.7B unbanked individuals around the world.

  • Efficiency

Steep reductions in settlement time and efficacy could save consumers $16 billion annually.

  • Security

Providing immutable, traceable records of security-rich transactional networks.

  • Programmable Money

Smart contracts could drastically eliminate manual and administrative work⁠, ultimately bypassing them altogether.

 

The Practical Advantages Of Cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrencies of today go beyond just replacing cash. This new token-based economy is evolving, with unique solutions emerging in finance, security, identification, social engagement, the marketplace, digital media, and ownership. Cryptocurrencies are adding both value and utility to the digital economy, and to the global financial market as a whole.

  • Payments

Digital cash can be used for both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar retailers for purchasing goods without the need for a trusted third party. 

  • Store of value

A new form of scarce native currency and a means of settlement.

  • Global Transactions

Borderless money that enables easy conversion between currencies.

  • Stablecoins

Crypto version of fiat which is tied to the value of resources like gold or the U.S. dollar.

  • Digital ownership

Digital handling, storage, and monetization of data.

  • Alternative finance

Digital assets such as collectibles, commodities, and tokenized securities

  • Decentralized utilities

Crypto-enabled networks, products, and services that exchange between assets.

 

Four Projects Set To Rock The Landscape

Cryptocurrency and blockchain offer cutting-edge advances that are diverse and transformative. These are just a few of the ways cryptocurrencies are breaking down barriers for people and companies worldwide, allowing them to grow personal wealth and enter the global market.

SPEDN auto-converts crypto to fiat for merchants, reducing exchange rate risk while offering convenient customer payment options. SPEDN makes it possible to spend Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without needing to cash out to fiat currency or load a plastic card.
 SPEDN currently supports Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the Gemini dollar (GUSD), and Zcash (ZEC), with many more coins coming soon.

 

ECOSC is a Malta-based company and has designed a platform using blockchain technology to embrace the oil and gas minerals and all products for trade. It is a global, decentralized supply chain management solution that aligns stakeholders, vendors, and buyers with the strategic management of supply and demand outcomes with cryptocurrency assets. 

ECOSC will reduce the risk of human error, counterfeiting, and fraud. It means less time will be spent processing documents and reconciling, which will increase the transaction process speed.

 

Blockchain Foundry provides custom blockchain consulting, development, and integration solutions that help leverage blockchain technologies. This firm targets governments and enterprises in need of customized blockchain solutions. 

Blockchain Foundry’s mission is to disrupt markets by leveraging the potential of blockchain technology. It eliminates middlemen, clearinghouses, and other mechanisms that can lead to errors, security breaches, or negatively affect your bottom line.

 

MARKETHIVE Market Network incorporates social media, digital media, ecommerce, ewallet, and inbound marketing that enables entrepreneurs, business professionals, commercial artists, etc, to utilize a blockchain-driven state of the art platform that encompasses every aspect of inbound marketing and social media engagement where it rewards all users’ activity with MHV and allowing all users’ to prosper on many levels. 

With the ability to take advantage of the many cottage industries within the ecosystem brings financial sovereignty, privacy, autonomy to every individual with a genuine opportunity to be in control of your future with peace of mind and set to champion the social media and internet marketing industry. 

 

The Blockchain Crypto Industry Is Expanding 

Worldwide, the numbers show that blockchain-based technology and cryptocurrency use is growing. Blockchain wallet users rose from nearly 9 million in 2016 to over 47 million recorded in March 2020.

Only 100 decentralized apps (DApps) were produced by developers in 2015. with that number skyrocketing to over 3,118 by 2020.

Overall, cryptocurrencies are helping to create an innovative and accessible financial system around the world giving back freedom and autonomy to the community at large. 

 

“Cryptocurrency deserves an opportunity to find a sustainable future in our economy.”
                                                                                     Adena Friedman, President & CEO of NASDAQ

 

While the future of the new cryptocurrency economy is still taking shape, one thing is for sure, cryptocurrencies are infinitely changing the way we view and measure the value of money.

Grounded in decentralized and autonomous systems, cryptocurrencies are having an unprecedented effect in the financial world. Ultimately, cryptocurrencies will help to transform finance as we know it, delivering a slew of investment opportunities across the global economy and a more secure, autonomous way to engage and conduct business online. 

 

 

ecosystem for entrepreneurs

 

 

Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

5 Reasons Why You Must Have Pinterest In Your Marketing Strategy

5 Reasons Why You Must Have Pinterest In Your Marketing Strategy

Pinterest is the newest social network on the Internet. Pinterest allows you to share, curate and discover things all over the Internet. The idea behind Pinterest is not new. However, it caught up the fancy of over 20 million users that have been using this new platform for an average of 410 minutes a month.

The year 2012 was the coming of age of Pinterest as it finally proved its worth. It has shown that it can drive traffic to websites which made it the darling of Internet marketers. Any business that relies on heavy traffic will surely benefit from using Pinterest. That is why a lot of marketers have been using Pinterest as part of the marketing strategy. In fact, early studies show that Pinterest has the potential to drive traffic to business websites better than Facebook. In 2012, Pinterest has outlasted Yahoo in driving organic traffic while it periodically beat Twitter in driving referral traffic to websites.

A leading eyeglass retailer has reported that 11 percent of their traffic is generated from Pinterest. Blogs which essentially are small businesses had more success when they start pinning their content on Pinterest. The numbers could go on and on and try to convince you why you must have Pinterest in your marketing mix.

It converts leads into sales. Like in any social media, Pinterest offers a myriad of activities that you can do. One of the things you can do in relation to marketing. The goal in this activity is to increase brand awareness to attract leads, which in turn can be converted into sales. If you are able to drive traffic to your site, chances are your audience will get acquainted with your products which can either lead to a sale or intent to buy. This is especially useful for business to business set up.

Gather intelligence about your buyers. Pinterest is great in getting to know who your customers are. It is a great tool to understand the needs and interest of your target customers. You can do this by viewing the pinboards of your customers to understand what the interests of your customer are.

Position as an industry thought leader. Position your Pinterest account as a thought leader. Make your boards as the primary source for information related to your industry. For example, if you are a furniture manufacturer pin awesome pictures of the latest trends in furniture design. You can also feature pins from other furniture industry movers and shakers so that your board will become the one-stop for information and resource about furniture. The board will be in the best position to draw customers towards your site because what you recommend is the trendiest furniture in the industry at that moment in time.

It can position events for your site. You can use Pinterest to position the buzz for your events. Pinterest is a great way to drumbeat events that are related to your business. You can also use Pinterest to feature how your furniture is being built.

It showcases your business personality. Pinterest allows your customers to take a peek at your business’ personality. You can showcase about your business culture through Pinterest.

Indeed, Pinterest affords business to have an effective call to action. It is about finding ways to make Pinterest fit for your business’ marketing needs. Once you get to make this work for you, the potential knows no bounds.

Maxwell Jacobs is the Owner of <a href="http://SolutionsforHomeProfits.com">http://SolutionsforHomeProfits.com</a>. Check us out anytime for marketing tips and a free subscription to our cutting edge newsletter. 
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Markethive is a concept and vision

Markethive is a concept and a vision.

It isn’t designed to compete with or replace Facebook or LinkedIn. But when compared to Facebook’s culture Markethive’s support, security and privacy are superior. Unlike Facebook, Markethive put’s her members first by sharing the benefits of and revenues of Markethive’s growth and success with our members.

But Markethive is not just a social network. Our social network system is foundational to our system but that is where we part ways with the traditional social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Markethive delivers an Inbound Marketing platform equal to or superior to Marketo and Hubspot. Do you know who they are and the tools they offer? They are email autoresponders, blogging platforms, landing pages, social Media broadcasting, Tracking analytics, SEO, back linking automation, messaging, ecommerce, and seo. The benefits of these systems is to “attract”, “convert”. “close” and “delight”. Building a large loyal long term customer base.

Inbound Marketing platforms charge high prices for these services. Even platforms that only offer vertical service like email charge high prices. For example with just email platforms with 5,000 subscribers:
 

  1. Aweber: $48/mo
  2. Mail Chimp: $10/mo
  3. iContacte: $118/mo
  4. Getresponse: $45/mo
     

Full service Inbound Marketing Platforms:
 

  1. Marketo: $3,195/mo
  2. Pardot: $4,000/mo
  3. Hubspot:  $3,200/mo
  4. Eloqua: $4,000/mo

 

Marketo sold to Adobe for $4.75 billion. That is how valuable our Inbound Marketing platform is. Along with commerce platforms called groups that are far more than just groups. They are integrated to the Markethive capture pages as the Markethive landing pages within the community of your Markethive, all part of the overall nurturing aspects of the system. They are designed to facilitate commerce in selling goods or services too.

Paid to learn is also made available to all members to have a clear path to learning the navigations of the system and the applications of applying Inbound Marketing to your goals. All of this, paid to learn, $3.500 per months’ worth of Inbound Marketing platform, 500 coins dropped on every new member, at the current rate of .13 ($65). Does this even compare to Facebook? Do we even waste our energy even discussing that old archaic backwards BOOMER social system?

Markethive is a digital media site, offering unique current articles into the Internet with a wide range of interests, as wide as our memberships. Markethive’s reach extends out to our social networks, our 3rd party news sites, our subscribers WordPress sites, gives Markethive customers, members and visitors unparalleled reach beyond the scope and imagination of any other platform.

This reach, content and growth of our subscribers, our content is the fuel that is driving our engines exponentially. As of this writing, our traffic has exceeded 65 million monthly impressions and over 435,000 unique daily visits. Each day this is increasing. Our social network followers total count is over 50,000 at this time and also growing exponentially.

Why? Engines

We need engines to drive our money machines. Money machines assigned to our members that have upgraded to our loyalty programs. One such money machine is called the BIX (Banner Impressions Exchange) an innovation where Marketihve’s impressions, a result of our traffic (engines), are assigned to a limited group in the (500 max Entrepreneur One loyalty program). This limited “franchise like” offer gives the member 1/500th share of the traffic to sell at market price; any or all of their impressions each month. For example as the numbers exist today, based on similar site impression prices (.01 per) $10/m with 75,000,000 monthly impressions divided by 500 gives you a monthly revenue of $1500 per month. When impressions can only be purchased from the 500 Entrepreneur Ones with an ever increasing members base these number will only improve. No one has ever done this before. We are first. We are giving our members our impressions to build a cottage business. This is only the beginning. We plan on rolling out many more money machines in the near future. Money Machines like:
 

  1. Press Releases
  2. Sponsored articles
  3. News Feed Boosts
  4. Video Ads
  5. Blogcasting
  6. Conference room advertising
  7. Pop Ups
  8. Article Email Notifications
     

The more we grow, the more we grow.

As we grow, revenues grow. Revenue pays you on your ILPs and funds more engineers and marketing for Markethive.  When you make more money, you have more resources to invest in further services, advertise and build your financial stability. Making you sound.

When we make money we build more services and promote Markethive in more places as we expand our territories. This increases our traffic we route to rotators to give the loyalty programs more signups, earning you more coins.

The entire system will eventually run exclusively on Markethive coins, producing a greater demand for the coin than there is supply. Services  in high demand from every company and entrepreneurs like Display Advertising, Press releases, Video ads, gamified product rewards, News Feed push, etc. Cointelegraph sells a press release to their from page for a few days for $10,000 just because of their traffic (Alexa Rank@ 2,172 which equals about 350 million impressions which would be about $4,200 per month for each Entrepreneur One upgrade member’s banner impressions alone.

Like I started out in the article, we are not even in the same orbit as Facebook, but way beyond anything they do. And no, we are not selling Markethive to them or anyone. I built Markethive for you and it is staying that way.

Now do you understand why Binance bought coinmarketcap.com for $400 million?  Why Adobe bought Marketo for $4.75 billion?

What are you waiting for?

Now a word from our founder

Attend our Sunday meetings, every Sunday at 10 am Mountain. See the link below

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200419T160000&p1=136&p2=213&p3=179&p4=64&p5=75&p6=234&p7=103&p8=47&p9=196&p10=28&p11=166&p12=259

Our meetings will take place in out Google Meets until we have our conference room ready.

Sincerely

Thomas Prendergast
Markethive.com
CEO

The Time Is Right Markethive Building Your Future On The Blockchain Are You Ready

Are you getting the audience your looking to reach on a daily basis. Markethive can help you in this area!

Connect with entrepreneurs, techies, crypto-nerds, artists, innovators, musicians and professional members both subscribers and traffic

Get first-mover advantage by advertising your product or service on Markethive and Markethive subsidiaries.

The average user comes to Markethive to learn how to build an Inbound Marketing campaign, promote their services, connect with other members and discover services to purchase.

Markethive provides a valuable inbound marketing platform, commerce portals and a social network where users can learn, engage, expand markets and be introduced to trusted providers.

Markethive provides education, mentoring, direction, and professional services.

Promote your brand to sophisticated members and curious visitors

The Markethive Member Blog Shares

Using automated subscribing members promoting other members blogs to the many social networks.

Shares – Last 30 Days – All Blogs

The Markethive Visitor Preferred Language

User distribution by preferred language

The Markethive Visitor Preferred Language

User distribution by preferred language

How to reach our audience

Build powerful campaigns with four placement types

CPM Display

Our banner placements earn millions of impressions each month.

Social News feed Boost

Present your message to all active members in the News Feed

Newsletter Sponsorship

Raise brand and product awareness among our global subscribers.

Press Release

Markethive press release system publishes to 1.700+ news sites, our social followers and Our heavily traffic sites & 15k+ members WP sites.

Sponsored Articles

Markethive is a digital media publisher platform where many writers publish, followed and attract traffic as well as our own writing staff.

Gamified Video Advertising

Your sponsored video randomly floats across the members dashboard rewarding them with coins and prizes for catching and watching the video.

Maps of our audiences

Markethive has powerful traffic engines that are growing valuable entrepreneurial vertical audiences.

Where to reach our audiences

Connect with passionate users across our network. Introduce your offer to users passionate about cryptocurrency. Recruit our very entrepreneurial traffic into your affiliate programs. Our banner program delivers a large 960 x 80 banner at the top of all pages

The Banner Program

The Banner Program is predominantly for advertising any other independent business or Markethive’s special offers to members on the Markethive platform!

These banners are displayed at the top of Markethive’s pages internally and also on the complete Markethive Network which includes the many websites Markethive Domains owns. This is Prime real estate and means your banners are not just viewed by members within Markethive, but also to the vast internet traffic audience. 

At present, there is one banner size of 960×80 accepted on this platform and unlike the Markethive Banners, which are accepted on other advertising sites, they must be on a white background whether they are animated or static. Research shows this to be very appealing to the onlooker and sets a high professional standard for the Markethive Platform. They must fit visually with the rest of the content.

These banners are not designed for you. You must either create the banner or appoint someone to create it for you. If you would like to design one, here are two sites you can utilize;

https://www.canva.com/
https://www.bannersnack.com


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Guidelines To Adhere To When Creating A Banner

Markethive.com and its affiliated media web sites receive large amounts of website traffic. To display one banner is included with your Entrepreneur One level membership. Until we deliver “impressions” you are limited to 1 banner with a duration maximum of 7 days (renewable). Compare pricing with AMBcrypto Banner Ad (Top Content) at $5,500 per month.
Banner rules and standards are as follows:

  • No adult content, hate speech, porn or otherwise controversial material.
  • Ensure your banner is sized to 960px x 80px.
  • No Borders
  • Backgrounds must be white
  • Images must not touch the border and can only be 20% of the banner area
  • Unprofessional banners or those that violate these guidelines will be rejected.
  • Animated banners (gif) are accepted.
  • Low resolution, chopping edged fonts, will be rejected.

Every banner must be approved by the banner quality control team. This is to your advantage and improves the success of your banner and keeps the level of quality design in Markethive high.

Markethive innovation will be delivering (BIX). Banner Impressions Exchange Coming soon! Our First Money Machine.

We live in a time of disruption, some innovation, some natural and some political. Markethive is an agent of change and disruption and many refer to Markethive as a Next Generation multi social SaaS commerce and media platform.

Markethive has developed 2 significant engines driving the platform into world prominence, those engines being traffic and subscribers. The 3rd engine Markethive is bringing to the market is advertising as a non-fungible token built into an exchange. This system delivers to the media buyer a transparent value for their impressions in an exchange type environment. This insures open market principles, allowing the media buyer to buy impressions from the exchange similar to buying coins in a coin exchange. The market sets the price.

What does that mean?

This means the CPM you pay is based on the market setting the price based on demand, effectiveness and availability. In other words, you will only pay what the market will bear and that assures you are getting the price determined on the value that represents how effective the traffic is.

Traffic impressions are like electricity, in that they cannot be stored, they are only effective at the moment as is electricity. As electricity the rate or cost is determined by the utility at a set rate, as is the case across the world or as is now that case the price is determined in the exchange based on supply and demand, making its value determined by the demand and effectiveness.

This also means third party sites can join the Markethive B I X exchange to put their impressions up for sale based on the same principle of supply and demand and the free market driving the value accordingly. Welcome to the BIX by Markethive.

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A BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED FUTURE Empowerment Autonomous Trustless

A BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED FUTURE
Empowerment Autonomous Trustless

Blockchain technology is becoming a tidal wave of innovation and practical blockchain applications are becoming more mainstream. It’s moving beyond the hype of a couple of years ago and now bearing fruit, bringing real benefits to individuals and organizations. 

Blockchain can be a tricky concept to get your head around, but to put it simply it is a tool that offers industries the ability to increase productivity and revenue, cut costs, ensure transparency and reduce wasted time and paperwork. It’s a new foundation underpinning our everyday tasks. 

The pivotal advantage of blockchain is that there is no central hub. It has the transparency of a distributed ledger combined with the cryptographic security of an immutable data chain that makes this technology an ideal instrument for any business to exchange and validate information. Blockchain is a baseline technology that can be configured in various ways to suit different purposes and accommodate individual businesses across the board. 

 

The Business Value With Blockchain

There are a few key areas where blockchain can add value to businesses and individuals, 

Cost Reduction
Businesses no longer have to pour profits into logistics, intermediaries, and administrative paper trails. The blockchain can streamline supply chains, cutting out the middleman and banishing processes that slow efficiency and eat profits.

Revenue Creation
The blockchain does away with administrative and collaborative boundaries, allowing for innovative strategies that simply weren’t viable before the advent of Blockchain technology. This is a new freedom, where distributed ledgers and cryptography pave the way for new infrastructure and revenue models. 

Consumer Impact
New business models provide the opportunity to meet the previously overlooked needs of consumers and communities. In the medical field, for example, where remote patient care and record-keeping may have been an issue in the past, blockchain advances provide ways to overcome those barriers using synchronized records and smart care devices on the network.

Freedom And Equality
Entrepreneurs, writers, and all types of creative artists are able to attain recognition, financial sovereignty, data privacy, and autonomy now that Blockchain has been utilized and is what drives the next generation social market network. Working online is at an all-time high and with the rise in social media and online marketing activity, blockchain makes it more equitable bringing true freedom for the individual. 

Blockchain Disruption

Blockchain is already making waves in financial services, tech companies, healthcare, social market network, and digital media. Below are two infographics from Visual Capitalist that were inspired by a McKinsey study researching a combined industry analysis with more than 90 distinct use cases. 

The Problem with Centralized Infrastructure

Today on the Internet, we must constantly trust one another with sensitive data, transactions, and records. Most of our interactions on the Internet run on centralized web servers, and massive amounts of user data often exist in a single database. Current databases are designed to be controlled by “trusted” admins who can read, alter, block, and even delete data. The centralized architecture of the Internet today is not only inefficient but vulnerable to censorship and targeted attacks by both hackers and internal bad actors.

The Value of Decentralization

The decentralized architecture of a blockchain is a global network of computers simultaneously running the software and validating the chain of transactions is what ensures that the transaction record is never compromised. Decentralization is critical as an architectural principle. It makes a blockchain network less likely to fail, harder to attack, and harder for bad actors to game the system.

As blockchain adoption spreads, it can become a driving force for promoting equitable societies, solving complex economic issues, and transforming how we live and work every day.

 

 

Two Practical Applications Of Blockchain

1. Smart Contracts
Blockchain and smart contract technologies function well in instances where legal contracts are required to maintain ownership rights and data privacy laws. These customizable, self-executing smart contracts on the blockchain can be easily managed by all parties. Smart contracts allow the decentralization of trustless transactions, worldwide and on a large scale. These can encompass different kinds of interaction, not only human-to-human but also human-to-machine and machine-to-machine.

 

Issues with ownership rights and royalties are commonplace within the entertainment industry. To navigate these issues, blockchain technology offers an unchangeable, traceable, real-time distribution, and reporting network for all involved. Ujomusic is one such application that is helping artists track their royalties worldwide. In the music industry, blockchain technology can bring artists and fans closer together, allowing listeners to pay micropayments to artists for listening to their songs directly.

Artists are not always paid in a reasonable time by major players who control the music industry, sometimes even waiting years to receive their earning for their work. By utilizing smart contracts, artists and studios can ensure that intellectual property agreements are met by other parties and smart contracts could be implemented that instantly pay artists once certain requirements are met.


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Data privacy issues, massive scale surveillance, also known as dataveillance and lack of freedom of speech in the social media realm have become a distinct problem. Markethive, a social media, and inbound marketing platform have not only addressed these issues to empower the individual, but it has also utilized smart contract technology.  

This is in the form of the Markethive Coin (MHV) which is a fungible cryptocurrency consumer coin, and the Incentivized Loan Program (ILP – Smart Contract). This enables all users to generate an income by just using the platform and the first-mover advantage of share acquisitions consisting of 20% of the company’s net revenue.  Markethive is a collaborative decentralized platform where its Entrepreneurial members can achieve viability and self-sovereignty. 

 

The Framework Of A Smart Contract 

Smart contracts help you exchange money, property, shares, or anything of value in a transparent, conflict-free way while avoiding the services of a middleman. Built upon the blockchain, a smart contract is usually:

  1. Pre-written logic in the form of computer code
  2. Stored and replicated on the blockchain
  3. Executed and run by the network of computers running the blockchain
  4. Can result in updates to accounts on the ledger (i.e. payment for an executed contract)

Using the Ethereum platform, smart contracts can be programmed using basic logic. On the most basic level, they can:

  • Perform calculations (i.e. calculating interest)
  • Store information (i.e. membership records)
  • Send transactions to other accounts (i.e. payment for a good or service)

But most importantly, it is important to know that smart contracts are autonomous. They are not controlled by anyone – instead, they self-execute based on a set of instructions that two parties have agreed to, which is the code.


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Benefits of Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are appealing for a variety of reasons:

  • Autonomy: There is no need to rely on third parties, which could be biased or not have your interests at heart.
  • Trust: Your documents are encrypted on a shared ledger, and all parties can have access to them.
  • Redundancy: Documents are duplicated many times over on the blockchain, and can’t ever be “lost”.
  • Safety: Documents are encrypted, making them near-impenetrable by hackers.
  • Speed: These contracts automatically self-execute, saving you precious time.
  • Savings: Smart contracts save you money by taking out the middleman.
  • Precision: Smart contracts execute the exact code provided, ensuring zero errors.
  • Transparency: For organizations like governments, they could add another level of transparency to dealings. Blockchain technology can set up a decentralized system that prevents any form of voting fraud or suspicious movements in the network.

The blockchain is already a disruptive technology, and with these benefits, the potentiality of smart contracts is an amazing step forward for fairer, faster, more lucrative, and trustworthy systems for the companies, organizations, and individuals who embrace it. 

2. Digital IDs
Reportedly, over 1.1 billion people worldwide still have no way to prove their identity according to the World Bank. Simultaneously, companies and financial institutions in both traditional and digital markets are being required to follow more stringent know-your-customer (KYC) initiatives.

Despite this, many providers are still not sufficiently meeting these standards; to further complicate things, regulations vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Markethive have migrated to the blockchain to securely and privately verify users. 

Blockchain’s multi-factor verification process eclipses the levels of security that traditional password protection offers. Identities are secured for the decentralized web, for example, data sharing by third party companies has resulted in intrusive advertising. Blockchain-based identification means that no third parties can access your personal data without your consent.   

The thing to be aware of is companies and platforms that claim to be blockchain-based but have a centralized identification protocol. There will be resistance from these entities that profit from the current system where people have no control over their personal data. Big companies manipulate data, so they are not very interested in decentralizing that type of information.  

The existence of blockchain-based, yet centralized ID platforms could cause confusion among organizations and the general public. However, it's likely that the advantages of the best decentralized platforms possessing enough reach will inevitably make themselves known to the masses, so that eventually a few dominant platforms will emerge. As we move forward the majority will realize the advantages of a completely decentralized system that offers security, transparency, privacy, and gives control back to the users. 


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Conclusion

The world is waking up to the impressive capabilities of the blockchain. As a foundational technology that anything can be developed and augmented on top of it, the potential applications of the blockchain go way beyond just payments or cryptocurrencies. In fact, the blockchain will revolutionize how we interact with intellectual property, capital markets, insurance, healthcare, government, social media, and internet marketing, along with many other sectors. 

Forward-looking companies that convert to the blockchain to improve the privacy and security of their data and create an environment that is unfettered from political and nefarious agendas, will be the winners on top. 

Just about every company that migrates to the blockchain and new companies launched built upon the blockchain, will prosper, as long as they deliver and make their prime agenda to benefit their customers.

 

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Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

The Answer To Working From Home In The Current World Of New Normal

The Answer To Working From Home In The Current World Of New Normal 

Working from home is looking to be a real positive as we move forward with the disruptive forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. In countries where the bell curve is starting to flatten, plans of reopening businesses are being discussed although social distancing measures are still enforced. Schools, planes, cinemas, everywhere that have seating in close proximity is being redesigned to cater in the aftermath of this unprecedented catastrophe and it’s looking like this will be with us for the foreseeable future and maybe even beyond. The golden age of socialization is over, now being replaced with an ever-cautionary way of living. 

There are 3,389,979 confirmed cases worldwide with more than 1,124,676 United States citizens who have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 65,510 have died according to worldometer.info. More than 1,000 additional deaths have been announced on a daily basis since April 2nd in the U.S.alone. 

As the spread of the virus continues, political leaders seek to reopen parts of the country. The economic effect is overwhelming, unemployment claims have spiked and people are starting to feel the negative psychological effects of isolation. Life has been fundamentally reordered because of this virus and although portions of the country begin to reopen, health officials have warned the return of communal events and socializing would come in stages as the virus could surge again with a new wave in the months ahead.    

 

  

Ballooning unemployment has been the result of this pandemic causing a deep recession. Historically, in any other recession we’ve had in the past, unemployment has been an issue but at a slower pace. This time we have reached record highs in only 2 months and it is being reported it will take a long time to recover. 

 

To Work Or Not To Work

America’s flight crew of various airlines has also reacted to the risky situation of the lack of COVID-19 protocol and restrictions. Although major airlines are allowing passengers to do some seat switching to help with social distancing, passengers are not required to wear masks or stay 6 feet away from each other. This has prompted a call from the union of flight attendants to the Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, to “end all leisure travel until the virus is contained”.   

There has been widespread anxiety among workers in the United States about returning to work as some states attempt to begin the long and tedious process of recommencing economic enterprise at this stage of the pandemic, a survey reveals.  

According to a survey conducted by Fishbowl, An overall 81% of workers that took the survey from across the U.S. indicated that they would not feel safe if their state were to reopen now. The survey was answered by 19,689 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the U.S. and included employees at companies such as EY, Deloitte, Accenture, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.

Given that New York is the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the states, it’s not surprising that the state recorded the highest percentage of 85.35% suffering from the anxiety of returning to work right now, with only 14.64% said that they would feel safe returning to work. 

Previous Fishbowl surveys have revealed that 54 percent of workers fear layoffs at their companies as a deep recession grips the country. Nationwide, at least 26 million people have lost their jobs in the U.S. over the last month.

 

Profound Psychological Change

There has also been a considerable demand for homes in rural areas as people react to the pandemic, wanting to relocate from the dense urban areas to a more virus-free country location. 
It has been reported that there seems to be a discerning psychological about-face as people are more interested in buying a house at the foot of the mountains and that’s a complete flip from the demand where everyone wanted to live in the city that has been the trend for a very long time. 

So how does that fit in on the job front? Even before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, work from home businesses and the remote job market was increasing as more and more people are seeking a more flexible lifestyle allowing them to work from home. Due to the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 lockdown, companies are increasingly asking employees to work from home, but there are many who have lost their job entirely or laid off as a result of the pandemic.  

 

New Opportunities

Thanks to the technology of social media we can all stay connected virtually, and it also opens up many opportunities for either remote employment or starting your own business from home. The possibilities are many in the online sphere, in fields such as IT and computer, freelance, content creators creative arts, customer service, education, translation, sales, and marketing, and there are many more being created as we enter into this new normal world. 

 


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The Next Generation

Now we have the next-generation approach to working online and completely facilitating your own business on a platform that caters to e-commerce, creative artists, marketers, entrepreneurs, in fact, anything that comes to mind.  This visionary company, Markethive is the perfect springboard to anything you choose to do. In and of itself you can earn an income as you are paid to be active on the site by just referring three people to join you. 

Markethive has incorporated Blockchain Technology meaning it has its own ecosystem with the Markethive Coin which is distributed continuously. So just using the platform you will accumulate the cryptocurrency and are able to purchase goods and services. Blockchain Technology and the cryptocurrency sphere has enabled Markethive to align itself with the users’ need and right to be in control of their data and how they use their time to monetize their efforts. As we move forward with the launch of the Markethive Wallet App and coin exchanges the MHV coin will then provide liquidity. 

So what we have here is a money-making platform where you can showcase your talents on a social media interface to a multitude of like-minded entrepreneurs. Markethive also delivers the reach across the internet. The ability to register and assign your many social networks into the Markethive system produces the reach into the literal billions. This is the epicenter of all things linear. Below the comparison chart that illustrates Markethive has integrated everything needed for successful marketing and business practice, increasing your brand exposure, and generating an income. 

In a nutshell, Markethive is a multi-dimensional, deep level linking dynamics, social organizational integrated system. Integrating Vast Social networks reaches, internal social network connections, unlimited interconnected WordPress blogs, the vast API news sites like NBC, Wired Magazine, Bloomberg, Western journal, Mashable and 1000s of other news sites, that continue to expand due to the power of your own Markethive network and the collaboration of separate Markethive groups all working in union with each other.

 

Unprecedented New Age

The opportunities and extraordinary value we have here at Markethive are unprecedented and as we move into an age where more people are looking to work from home. In many areas, the internet has become too complicated, too expensive, and too competitive. Not to mention the personal data breaches and lack of privacy that has become big news and a real controversy.

Blockchain technology has made it possible for Markethive to advance and offer far more for far less than any other platform or program out there today. Markethive’s vision is to give privacy, autonomy with every opportunity for true wealth via universal income while simplifying the process for anyone to successfully create and operate any business from the Markethive all-in-one platform. 

This incorporates all inbound marketing tools, including email autoresponders, a stellar blogging platform, Storefronts with eCommerce capabilities, press release, and sponsored article portals, banner program, and banner impressions exchange, a video hub with video advertising, wallet with integrated messaging app and coin exchange plus so much more. 

It’s essentially a complete blockchain commerce system – A Social Market Network 

This puts Markethive in the category of the next generation Market Network and the first to be built on the blockchain. Collaboration and the social media aspect is an integral component and the community spirit has brought Markethive’s vision into reality. Apart from all the features that can be accessed by free members, There is the opportunity to upgrade to The Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program. This is the premium highest level you will ever have the opportunity to acquire. It contains all the leveraged advantages you need to accelerate your success in Markethive. All the benefits are outlined here. This is a time-limited opportunity and there are only two more days to left to upgrade at the time of writing this article. 

 

CEO and Founder of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast says,

“Markethive has already established itself in every country in the world. With the phenomena of the Covid 19 virus forcing the entire world to go home by force in many countries, the world is discovering entrepreneurialism and it is in the not too distant future, Markethive will explode across the planet.

If you had the clear focus of projective reasoning and purchased an Entrepreneur One before this wave explodes, you will be one of the very few with a system that will produce many millionaires and the generational wealth that will materialize, and that is why we built the Entrepreneur One platform. We built it for the Markethive visionaries and early adopters. Do not miss this once in a lifetime event. Do not just stand by as this massive event passes you by. Join Entrepreneur One now before the others sweep it up.”

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Conclusion

What has transpired and will be with us in the wake of this global pandemic is the perfect storm for the next generation social and marketing platform, blockchain-driven, utilizing cryptocurrency to rise up from the devastation caused on all fronts. Called a Market Network noted by experts in the field, this is part of the new way of doing things. This is where complete sovereignty and financial freedom is not only possible, it’s probable.  

If you like the idea and freedom of working from home or in a position where this crisis has affected you and are looking to adapt to a new career path then this may be the perfect time to shine. Markethive is truly dedicated to your education, success, and sovereignty with the automated tutorials to learn all aspects of Markethive and improve your user experience, plus it also pays all members to learn the Markethive system. 

Markethive is at present, in BETA and as this is a mammoth undertaking, some features still in the works. Our target of 500 Entrepreneur Ones is almost complete which means we can move forward with more integrations making Markethive the first and only next-generation Social Market Network on Blockchain. We have the platform, now it’s up to us to learn it and take back control of our own lives, of our lifestyles and our personal happiness. 

 

 

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Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

 

THE INCENTIVIZED LOAN PROGRAM ILP A Powerful Way To Spread The Wealth

THE INCENTIVIZED LOAN PROGRAM (I.L.P) A Powerful Way To Spread The Wealth.

The Incentivized Loan Program is a powerful and beneficial way to spread the wealth. The ILP is essentially a loan and is regulatory friendly and in compliance with the UCC Code, in that, they can be compliant even with the most stringent regulatory frameworks around the world when it comes to fraud and money laundering. 

The ILP is like a convertible note which is defined as a type of short term debt financing used in early-stage capital raises. You can think of it as an IOU. 

It is essentially a legitimate way to finance projects via the blockchain and has been created and utilized by Markethive as an alternative crowdfunding means of raising funds.  Markethive is the first to offer the Incentivized Loan Program and will be one of the first companies to raise capital by decentralized crowdfunding of debt. 

ILP holders also share in the success of the company and enjoy a form of a return via interest from the net profit of the company which is 20% of the net revenue paid monthly and a balloon payment to be paid at the end of the duration of the note of 20 years. 

Here is a bullet point breakdown…

  • An Incentivized Loan Program creates a legally binding and conforming loan agreement. Because it is a debt instrument, it is not subject to tax and is compliant with the USA UCC code governing debt instruments. 

  • It is open to individuals around the world as loans are allowed almost everywhere.

  • The company doesn’t need to create tokens that are speculative and actually have no use. 

  • Markethive onboard operational capital through this debt structure. ILP holders are issued a transferable secure blockchain token.

  • The maximum amount of ILPs is limited to 1000, although we are targeting to distribute less than 1000. 1 share equals 1 full ILP.

  • Revenue generated from Markethive’s multiple revenue streams will fund the interest payments, paid through the ILP via the blockchain in MHV which can then be converted into the currency of your choice via the Markethive Coin Exchange.

  • 20% of the Net Revenue is paid to all ILP token holders per their pro-rata share as interest payments, as long as the principal is outstanding. A balloon payment is then paid out after 20 years and can be extended upon mutual agreement.  

  • The ILP Blockchain will securely, efficiently and accurately pay the interest payments on a periodical monthly basis. There can be no tampering with blockchain technology. 

  • ILP tokens are sellable through Markethive’s peer to peer auction-style exchange. This gives the ILP token holder control over their exit plan. 

  • ILPs can be broken down into fractions thereof. This can be down to 1/1000th of an ILP. There is a dedicated internal ILP Markethive Exchange being built where members can buy and sell their ILPs or fractions of their ILPs. This turns the ILP into a cash cow. 

  •  ILPs can also be obtained by upgrading from a free member to one of the Entrepreneur Loyalty Programs currently priced at $100 per month. A 1/10th of an ILP is allotted to you after 12 months of consecutive payments and for every year thereafter that you are an active subscriber. Come May1,2020 Price will change  No more Entrepreneur One, No ILP, so you'll want to act fast.

Imminent Growth – Lucrative Outcome

Based on the continual exponential growth according to internal and external data sources as well as ongoing development along with achieving every single milestone over the past 5 years, we are super confident we will exceed 5 million members within the next 2 years.

This is a very conservative estimate, however, based on this data, let’s play around with some figures. We can expect the following growth…

With just 10% of Markethive’s 5 million members upgrading to one of our Loyalty Programs at $100 per month equates to a monthly income of $5 million per month. 20% of the net revenue would be approximately $10 million per month. Divided by the maximum number of 1000 ILP shares, would represent a monthly income of $10,000 per month. For the holders of 1/10th of an ILP that represents a cool $1000 per month for a subscription payment of $100 per month. 

As the company grows the revenue will reflect that growth for a projected duration of 20 years before the loan becomes due which is regarded as a balloon payment. When we initially offered ILPs to our members, they were listed at $10,000, but as a growing amount of ILPs has already been acquired, the ILP is now listed at $100,000 per ILP.  As Markethive gets closer to exponential growth the value of the ILP will continue to increase along with the monthly interest payments. 

An ILP is like owning an Oil Well, as described by Thomas Prendergast, the Founder, and CEO of Markethive. 

Markethive is making it easy to access the ILPs for our rank and file members as we believe and embrace making Markethive everyone’s company. The Markethive coin along with the micropayment faucet is another process of giving our members long term wealth and revenue with a true ecosystem to make use of our coin beyond valuable.

Creating a “Universal Income” for entrepreneurs. Using our state-of-the-art integrated inbound marketing platform, social network, artificial intelligence, business services, ewallet, coin exchange, mining datacenter, incubator and blockchain income platforms for success in the crypto-preneurial and entrepreneurial markets.

View Markethive’s White Paper https://markethive.net/Markethive.Whitepaper.V4.pdf

 

So how do you get your hands on your share of an ILP? You can choose from the following 3 ways…

  1. You can wait for the ILP exchange to be completed and the Markethive wallet in place and then buy ILPs or shares from other members in the exchange.

  2. You can purchase ILP shares or partial shares from us (Markethive) directly. We sell full shares and fractions thereof as small as 1/100th for $1000. Purchase an ILP outright by contacting Douglas @ cfo@markethive.net (priorities are given to ILP purchasers) 

  3. You can upgrade to Entrepreneur One and receive a 1/10th share every year for up to 10 years, which works out to $1,200 a year and receive a 1/10th share. And once you have an Entrepreneur One account and stay current, you keep that account as long as you want.

Conclusion

Markethive’s growth and ever-improving Alexa Ranking, community involvement, the fact Markethive is a Social Network with continued interaction and engagement on the platform, becoming more prevalent each day moving forward. 

A social media platform with all the essential inbound marketing tools needed for growing a business, along with a cryptocurrency ecosystem to ensure universal income for its members. This company is not only poised for a successful launch of its system and Consumer Coin, but it is also set for long term growth and is the next generation of how we interact and conduct business online. 

Markethive is currently in Beta and start-up and the advantages you get today will not last long. You can be considered an early adopter.  Secure your future with the next generation Social Market Network offering you the perfect system for real long-term success, financial freedom, and a place you can call home. This web 3.0 model of social media, inbound marketing, and eCommerce is coming to fruition. This is truly the complete ecosystem for entrepreneurs. 

 

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THE RABBIT HOLE OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING MLM

THE RABBIT HOLE OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING (MLM)

The Multi-Level Marketing Industry has been around for decades starting out with home parties or Party Plan and predominantly seen by women as a way to supplement the family income. MLM companies never advertised on mainstream media, so relied on word of mouth and solicited recruitment of anyone inexperienced or otherwise, and that was all well and good until the hype of fulfilling dreams of getting rich beyond your wildest dreams, firing your boss, becoming your own boss all because of the unsustainable and complicated compensation plans created by the company to entice anyone that would listen.  

Over time the MLM industry has evolved online and this is when scams escalated and the promise of untold wealth for doing nothing really became a mindset.  Some companies have products albeit a few making outrageous claims about the benefits, but many don't have a product or service or at the very least they portray a facade of digital products that could normally be accessed online for free. The latter has been dubbed a money game showcasing their gimmicky comp plans since the internet era. Fundamentally, if an MLM company pushes recruiting and is only interested in building a team to fill up a matrix in the compensation plan, not focusing on acquiring customers to buy their product, this is considered a pyramid scheme and very much a red flag.  

There are programs that have failed, only to pop up later with a new name but similar model sucking in unsuspecting and usually desperate people looking to make an income online, or even worse believe the promise of getting rich quick. There are a number of individuals that keep launching new companies, all with matrix or binary comp plans then eventually closing them, then move on to the next, then another, and people losing money hand over fist with no recourse.

 

Common Sense. Do The Math

MLMs work by geometric expansion, where you get ten to sponsor ten, to sponsor ten, and so on. This is usually shown as an expanding matrix (looks very much like a "pyramid"!) with corresponding kick-backs at various levels.

The problem here is one of common sense. At a mere three levels deep this would be 1,000 people. At six levels deep, that would be 1 million people believing and expecting to make the amount of money promised to fulfill their dreams of becoming a millionaire. This, of course, must go on ad infinitum. This is proven to be unsustainable, there just wouldn’t be enough people in the world, let alone interested prospects, not to mention the attrition or churn rate of recruits. 

I have spoken to individuals who know its limitations and flaws and they just say, “That’s ok, at least I can make some money while it lasts.” What about the poor people that come in after you? 

The ethical question is, Are MLMs a morally acceptable way to make money? 

 

There are a few MLM companies that have been around for years that are legitimate as they concentrate on selling the products, some have even done away with their suspect compensation plan to stay in good stead with the Federal Trades Commission. (FTC)  Illegal pyramid schemes do have a product, but critics say that many MLMs have a business model that focuses on recruiting “downline” and getting new distributors to buy the product, rather than on actual sales to consumers, making them akin to pyramid schemes.

When you take a look at the FTC, and what they have to say about MLM companies, you need to offer retail products in order to stay in compliance with the law. This can be confusing for some however what it means is a company must have retail products that can be purchased by customers only without them having to become a distributor and buy into the opportunity offered through the comp plan to get those products.

 

Multi-Level Marketing Is The “Brand”

Robert L. FitzPatrick is an expert in examining and revealing deception and fraud in Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, and bogus home-based businesses opined,

“MLMs do not have brands in the same way that conventional companies do. Some MLMs have almost no "customers" at all other than their own “distributors” and most of them last less than a year. Arguably, MLM can’t be understood by business analysts because it more closely resembles a cultic religion than a business.

MLM’s “brand” is not based on products or on company culture, customer loyalty, or on new technology or social or political values. The brands of all MLM companies are one and the same, "multi-level marketing" itself, the contradictory business model, involving recruiting your own competitors and “being your own customer.” Each and all require “endless chain” recruiting and they always produce the same outcome: the majority of all “commissions” wind up in the hands of the top 1% of recruiters, kind of like a pyramid scheme always does.”

Polarization Runs Deep

While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps the most important. Anyone who has any experience with an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this is the problem. Polarization runs deep. 

There are a host of issues brought forth regarding multi-level marketing companies, often from former distributors and the disgruntled community is growing. If you search YouTube, you can find countless videos outlining the numerous problems with various MLM companies.

 

How MLMs Defend Themselves

There have been many arguments raised by MLMers. 

“How can it be a pyramid scheme if it’s legal?” 
Through some crafty loopholes. The fact that there is an actual product to sell allows them to operate and give the appearance of legitimacy. If you need to fill your matrix up to be eligible for commissions, it’s a pyramid scheme. 

“You just haven’t found a good MLM yet.” 
Wrong. A good MLM is an oxymoron. Multi-level Marketing is the brand. No matter what products they have, if the distributors are forced to recruit, then most are doomed to failure. The biggest problem with MLM’s is that most distributors don’t make a profit. In fact, a majority end up losing money. According to the FTC, an astounding 99% of recruited sellers lose money. From the FTC report: “MLM as a business model is the epitome of an “unfair or deceptive acts or practice”.

“But how is this any different from any other major corporation where the CEO makes the most money?” 
Because the people below the CEO at legit companies get paid salaries and have actual benefits. They don’t depend on endless chains of recruiting new members and asking for money upfront.

Comp Plans Detailed

Jeff Babener, Babener & Associates/MLMLegal.com published a guide explaining the major types of plans. The two outlined below became popular since the advent of computer technology.  

The Matrix Plan

This plan looks like a grid in which a distributor is limited to a certain number of recruits at each level. For example, in a 3-by-5 matrix, each level down to five can have only three downline distributors.

This type of plan is sometimes considered to be more gimmicky than others. Why? Because due to the width limitations, new recruits may find themselves placed underneath upline distributors who did not directly recruit them. In a three-wide matrix, for instance, the fourth distributor you personally sponsor would be placed under one of the first three distributors you personally sponsored (your first-level distributors).

Matrix plans have been subjected to attacks by regulatory agencies because they sometimes look like "a game." By and large, they have not had a successful record in the industry, and they foster nonproducers, which makes the upline distributors resentful. Nevertheless, several major companies operate matrix plans. 

 

Binary Plan

The binary plan is the newest on the scene. In a binary plan, a distributor is allowed to occupy one or more "business centers," each limited to two downline legs. Compensation is paid on group volume of the downline legs rather than a percentage of sales of multiple levels of distributors. In other words, payment is volume-driven rather than level driven. Sales volume must be balanced in the two legs to be eligible for commissions, which are paid at designated points when target levels of group sales are achieved. 

The distributor may occupy multiple positions and may re-enter or loop below the other two leg matrices in which he or she has been active. There is no depth limit on payment but each matrix has a finite amount that can be paid out, thus necessitating involvement in multiple two-leg matrices. 

The binary is the most controversial of plans. The binary had its unfortunate origins in the early 1990s in fraudulent gold coin programs, and its use later for other questionable products did not help. Those subsequent products were generally high-ticket one-time purchases such as consumer service or travel memberships, travel certificates, or overpriced prepaid phone cards. By the end of the 1990s, and after many legal challenges, the binary was not in great favor, and only companies like USANA, that had applied the concept to consumables, seemed to be around.

Critics charged that the implementation of binary plans brought on legal and business problems. Companies and distributors tended to promote the plan rather than the product, creating accusations of a "money game." Often plans had a one-time sale requirement which created a something-for-nothing atmosphere and appearance of payment for headhunting recruitment. 

The multiple business center approach was often presented as a "purchase of a business center," an "investment," or a "front-load" of product. The ability to stack personal business centers also created the possibility of front-loading. The required balancing of sales volume between legs meant that hard work might yield no payoff and income would be forfeited because personal production did not count if balanced sales volume did not occur. 

Finally, the multiple re-entry or looping created a "game-like" atmosphere in which an individual could end up in the downline of someone he or she had sponsored. For the distributor looking long term at a distributorship that might be sold, this "looping" also made it virtually impossible to place a value on a distributorship because no continuous downline genealogy could exist.

 

The Legitimacy Of Multi-Level Marketing

An issue in determining the legitimacy of a multilevel marketing company is whether it sells its products primarily to customers or to its distributors who must recruit new members to buy their products. In other words, does it emphasize getting products or services into the hands of consumers, or does it emphasize making money by finding new recruits? If it falls into the latter category, run away, fast. In the end, it’s the product, not the compensation plan that drives success.

Most people that are lured into these companies have little money to invest and want to believe the hype about utopian promises, get rich quick schemes, and how they can achieve great success. How they can fire their boss and be their own boss. Essentially, you are not your own boss. You have no control over the company, its products, people you recruit, or comp plan. 

Multi-level marketing companies are not new. However, with the rise of social media, more people are becoming fed up with their tactics. In fact, there is an anti-MLM subreddit devoted to calling out MLM practices and product quality. If you are considering buying a product from or signing up with an MLM opportunity, do your research first. 

 

Legitimate Company Investments Out Of Reach For Most? Not Any More.

The idea of investing in a legitimate company at a grassroots or shareholder level was out of the question. Only capital investors or entrepreneurs with millions of dollars were invited or could get involved. Hence the saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”, until now.

Markethive has been created for the rank and file to achieve success on every level. Starting out with the ability to promote your business with all the inbound marketing tools including blogging platforms, email services, CMS, etc, which you would normally have to pay for is free to use at Markethive. Then there is the collaborative social media platform of like-minded individuals which of course is free. It’s free but you get paid to use it! 

Huh? How? Blockchain Technology and Markethive’s crypto ecosystem has made this a reality for everyone to attain sovereignty and the freedom to create an income. It’s also the answer to an inequitable marketing industry.

But the icing on the cake is the ability to become a shareholder in Markethive via the Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program for $100 per month. This involves not only your cumulative share of an ILP (Incentivized Loan Program) but a number of cottage businesses that are like your franchises where the earning potential on these genuine products is huge.

The first one being launched at the end of this month is the Banner Impressions Exchange. (BIX) Markethive does all the work, drives the traffic and you sell your share of impressions for the price you set. You keep all the profits from the impressions you sell, for one small flat monthly fee of $100. Now that’s an offer never seen before and allows regular folks like you and me to realize financial success in a real company, not driven by greed or imperialistic status. 

Marketers and businesses pay 10 to 20 times more than $100 per month just for the inbound marketing tools mentioned above that you get for free in Markethive!  

Real Business. Real Services. Making Dreams a Reality

This is not MLM, this is a real business and social market platform with next-generation technology and provides services that are proven and products with substantiated and provable facts. These are products that are being used all over the internet for the purpose of creating exposure to all businesses and content. This medium is increasing exponentially as more companies choose to advertise online. It’s unfortunate that MLM victims are so accustomed to getting ripped off they find it difficult to determine a genuine company.

The Visionary and Founder of Markethive, Thomas Prendergast explains in this video the conditioned mindset of the many that keep them trapped in the merry go round of living week to week, paycheck to paycheck. He also elaborates on the BIX that will be open for all Entrepreneur One upgrades to trade,

What do the rich buy? A millionaire mindset vs the poverty mindset

Breaking News

The Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program for $100 per month is limited to 500 with the rollout of the first of many franchises (BIX) expected to launch on May 1st, 2020. After that date, if there are any E1s left they will be available for the purchase of $1,500 per month. Until then, we are calling on people to beta test the exchange.

The Entrepreneur Two, Three, Four, etc, have been taken off the table to focus on the Apprentice and Journeyman subscriptions. More on that soon. 

If you’re still thinking about upgrading to E1 to take advantage of the money machines Markethive has in store for you as well as becoming a shareholder, you only have 8 days left at the time of writing this. Don’t be a “shoulda, woulda, coulda”, that can be a costly exercise. You really can be your own boss with the control required to succeed in Markethive making it your primary source of income.  

Click this link to upgrade before May 1st.   https://markethive.com/upgrademe

 

 

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Deb Williams
A Crypto/Blockchain enthusiast and a strong advocate for technology, progress, and freedom of speech. I embrace "change" with a passion and my purpose in life is to help people understand, accept, and move forward with enthusiasm to achieve their goals. 

Sundays gathering and the current shift

It is Passover week and the celebration of the Resurrection of Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ). This Sunday we will celebrate His resurrection. Crucified on Wednesday and Mary found the tomb empty pre-dawn on early Sunday morning, an event that changed everything, whereas Jesus gave all of us a pathway to salvation and everlasting life. He is Risen!

Then there is 1948 an event not only prophesied by Christ in Mathew 24:32 but prophesied over 2500 years ago when Israel existed prior to the diaspora (the exilation of the Jews from their homeland) “Jesus said.. Learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.” ~ MATTHEW 24:32

When the LORD mentioned the fig tree in Jeremiah 24:5, Hosea 9:10, and Joel 1:6-7, He was always describing Israel. There is no one who could argue otherwise.

So, back to 1948.. 70 years ago, on May 14th, the ancient Biblical Nation of Israel was officially “reborn.” The LORD prophesied, around 3,000 years ago, that the Israelite Jews would be exiled from their Holy Land for around 2,500 Years. After that period of separation, He promised to return them to their Promised Land. We read in Ezekiel, Chapter 37 and verse 21 –

“Thus saith The LORD God: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them back into their own Land.”

 

In 606 BC, the Jewish exile began. In the exact number of Biblically-prophesied years later, God fulfilled His age-old promise to the Jewish people. He gathered them from all nations of the world, wherever they had been scattered, and brought them back into their God-given Holy Land. I love the mathematical prophecy which is found in the Book of Ezekiel. In Chapter 4, verses 4-6, the LORD said to Ezekiel –

“Lay upon your left side.. For I have laid upon you the YEARS of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety (390) days: so shall you bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when you have accomplished them, lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty (40) days: I have appointed you each day for a YEAR (430).”

God was speaking of judgment upon Israel, as a whole, but mentioned Judah separately from Israel because (at that time) the Nation was split into two Kingdoms. Judah represented the Southern Kingdom. There were 390 days of judgment against the ten Northern Tribes of Israel, and 40 days against the two Southern Tribes of Israel – which equaled 430 years of judgment against the Jewish Nation.

Israel was taken into captivity by Babylon for exactly 70 years. So, 430 years minus 70 years fulfilled during the captivity = 360 years remaining in the judgment. After the Babylonian captivity, many have wondered where exactly the remaining 360-year judgment was in Israel’s history? We must look to the Biblical “7X Factor” of God’s judgment.

Biblical scholars could not find any specific captivity or dispersion that fulfilled the 360 years left in the judgment, until a closer look into the Book of Leviticus revealed the “seven times” prophetic warning (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 27-28 & 33). In those verses, God warned Israel that if they continued in their disobedience then He would multiply their judgment by “seven.”

God always says what He means, and He means what He says. When we apply the 7X factor to the remaining 360 years of judgment against the Nation of Israel, we arrive at 2,520 years of judgment remaining. Now, the LORD gave the Jews the most sophisticated calendar on Earth. It is both a Lunar and a Solar calendar.

The Jewish calendar uses a 360-day Lunar (and Prophetic) year, and then adds a Leap Month on specific years to accurately coincide with the Solar cycle – which we use on our Julian calendar. The Holy Bible uses 360-day years for prophecies, and expects us to add the appropriate leap months on schedule. So, the easiest way to unravel this prophecy is to first convert it into days: 2,520 years x 360 days = 907,200 days of judgment remaining against Israel, after the Babylonian captivity.

We then convert the 907,200 days into our 365.25 day Solar (Julian) years (the .25 adjusts for leap years), and we end up at 2,483.78 years of judgment remaining. Starting with the 70 years of Babylonian captivity, we arrive at 536 BC. We then add the 2,483 years of judgment which are left – plus one year (because there is no “zero” BC or AD) – and we arrive at 1948 AD! How amazing is that?! God is truly right on time – all of the time.

In the spring of 1948, Israel was officially declared – and globally recognized as – a Nation again for the first time in over 2,500 years. HalleluYah! Prepare to have your mind blown even more… The time period of the Jews being exiled from their Holy Land by the Babylonians to the year in which Babylon destroyed Jerusalem was 19 years. The time period of Israel regaining their Homeland in 1948 to reclaiming Jerusalem as their Holy Capital City in 1967 was 19 years!

I believe that God had mirrored the years of their exile and their return for a sure sign that it was His Divine Hand at work. It was in June of 1967, when the Islamic armies surrounding Israel attacked the Jewish State from every border. They were looking to finish what Hitler started, by attempting to wipe out the Jewish people and the Nation of Israel from the face of the earth.

Though greatly outnumbered by tens of thousands of troops, the small number of Israeli forces not only defended their Nation valiantly but (after only a Six-Day War) they recaptured their ancient Biblical Capital of Jerusalem. Islamists had controlled the Holy City ever since taking it from the Christians centuries earlier. Israel defeated nearly a half dozen hostile Muslim nations in less than one week.

It became crystal clear, to all observers that God was with His beloved Nation of Israel in the War. Scholars and historians call the Israeli military victory nothing short of a miracle. The Six-Day War also mirrored an ancient battle in our Holy Bible to a tee. In the Book of Joshua, Chapter 6:3-4, we find that the Israelite Army won the victory at Jericho in only six days –

“You shall compass the city, all the men of war, going around the city once. Thus shall you do six days.”

By the 7th day, Joshua and his Army had obtained the victory – just as the Israeli Army did in 1967. There can be no doubt that the LORD, Himself, was fighting on behalf of Israel on both occasions. He always has, and He always will…

What does this have to do with Markethive? Keep reading….The Holy Spirit is guiding this letter.

No one can argue that we are not in the season of the end of the Church Age. All the signs are here and becoming more evident as each day passes by.

Matthew 24:37

As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

Jesus Christ said that end-time events would be like those during the time of Noah. What were those conditions like, and why should we be concerned?

Discussing the time near His return to earth, Jesus declared, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:26-27).

It appears people thought they were living normal lives during the time Noah lived, just before the Flood. They were oblivious to the impending disaster. So what was Jesus talking about?

Widespread violence

Since He said that the last days would parallel the society of Noah’s day, we can look further into God’s Word to learn what He meant. The book of Genesis explains what conditions were like at that time.

Not long after God placed human beings on earth, mankind quickly headed toward self-destruction. Following Adam and Eve’s example of rejecting God’s instructions, humanity became increasingly hostile and corrupt. By the time of Noah, “the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

Because of this, God said that He was “sorry” that He had created mankind (verse 6) and told Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (verse 13).

God’s grieving was not sorrow for making a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes. God gave His human creation the freedom to choose between right and wrong (Proverbs 1:29-31), and He was grieved in His heart to see how far humanity had fallen from what He originally intended.

Living in perilous times

It seems God gave humanity 120 years to change its evil ways. God said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years” (Genesis 6:3).

The 120 years of Genesis 6:3 refers to the time God’s longsuffering would continue with that generation (Barnes’ Notes on the Bible). During those 120 years, Noah preached a warning message, and God waited patiently for heartfelt reform (1 Peter 3:20).

Living in this evil society that refused to repent, Noah alone found favor in God’s sight as a “righteous” person. We’re told that he was “moved with godly fear” and built an ark (Genesis 7:1; Hebrews 11:7). Because of the widespread violence in the world at that time, God decided to repopulate the earth through this faithful man and his descendants (Genesis 6:17-18).

 

Violence today

The apostle Paul said that before Christ’s return the world would have perilous times, filled with pleasure-seeking, materialism, immorality, violence, idleness and a rejection of the things of God (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

A major reason for God’s bringing the great Flood was that the earth was filled with violence (Genesis 6:13).

Consider the age we live in. There’s been an alarming increase in global violence just in the past 100 years. Wars in the past 90 years killed more people than during the previous 500 years combined (“War and Conflict”). An estimated 203 million people were killed by wars just in the 20th century (Matthew White, Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, 2010, “Deaths by War”).

Between 170 and 360 million people were killed by governments in the 20th century, apart from war. Recently, more civilians have been dying in armed conflicts than combatants themselves, accounting for 90 percent of casualties since 1945. Just in the last decade, war has claimed the lives of an estimated 2 million children and has disabled another 4 to 5 million children.

A silent form of violence is perpetrated around the world by deliberate abortions of innocents. Each year about 44 million abortions are performed globally (“Global Abortion Rates, 2008”).

Globally, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has documented more than 125,000 violent terrorist attacks since 1970 (“2013 Terrorist Attacks”). Martha Crenshaw, a START board member, reported, “Sadly, it seems to be increasingly acceptable in certain belief systems to kill as many members of the other religious community as possible. Moral restraints seem to be eroding” (CNN.com).

Indeed, things are changing in the world. Jesus Christ said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). We are currently living in an age where these vices are becoming more commonplace. “We’ve seen a fairly steep upward trajectory in the total of terrorist attacks and fatalities worldwide,” said Gary LaFree, START’s director. “We are convinced that a big chunk of this is real change in the world.”

Indeed, things are changing in the world. Jesus Christ said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). We are currently living in an age where these vices are becoming more commonplace.

Substantial research on our Western culture has demonstrated the correlation between media violence and youths exhibiting violent behaviour in society. Studies show that in the United States a typical child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including 16,000 murders, on television before the age of 18. Television programs display 812 violent acts per hour. A recent study found that 15 percent of music videos contain interpersonal violence. Still another modern source of violent exposure is access to the Internet and video games (“The Impact of Media Violence”).

As the violence of this age increases, God’s message becomes more fitting: “There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone who dwells there will waste away” (Hosea 4:1-3).

 

Respect for life

After the Flood, human history began again through Noah’s family. God then reinforced the special significance and sanctity of human life.

Addressing Noah and his sons, God said, “Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:5-6).

Following this decree, God pointed to the rainbow as the sign of a covenant that He would never again destroy all the inhabitants of earth with a flood (verses 15-16).

Had God’s instructions to respect life been followed throughout history, it would have had the effect of upholding the sanctity of human life. Now, as in Noah’s day, we’re seeing a growing culture of flagrant disregard for human life.

Examples for us

The Flood of Noah’s day, like the destroying fire of Lot’s day, became an enduring example of punishment for disobedience. The apostle Peter echoed Jesus’ connection between these two events, explaining that God “did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:5-6; compare Luke 17:26-30).

Throughout human history there have been many evils committed. Why, then, didn’t God punish every generation of humanity for its sinful behavior? One reason is that God is longsuffering and merciful to His creation (Exodus 34:6-7), not delighting in the destruction of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). In His wisdom, sometimes God chooses to show mercy (Romans 9:15).

Even though all people have sinned and do sin (Romans 3:23), only God can determine when an entire society or nation has violated His laws to a critical point where He will tolerate no more. It was in God’s perfect judgment that He destroyed the world during the days of Noah, allowing it to serve as an example for all mankind to learn from. To learn more about the similar societal conditions that led to the sudden destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Lot’s day, please read the article about Sodom and Gomorrah.

History often repeats

In Noah’s day, the time of punishment came when God “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

A risk that people take when rejecting God’s merciful call to repentance is that their hearts can become hardened. God says, “In accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who ‘will render to each one according to his deeds’” (Romans 2:5-6).

The first time God brought His judgment on the earth, it was by a great flood of water. The next time God punishes the whole earth, it will be at Christ’s return, when He will “render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the LORD will judge all flesh” (Isaiah 66:15-16).

He will come unexpectedly

So Jesus Christ’s warning in Luke 17 was that when He returns in great power and majesty to save an unsuspecting world, the vast majority of people will still be eating and drinking, focusing on their everyday lives, unaware of the dangerous times they’re living in. Just as the people in Noah’s day, people in the end times will be ignoring the warning messages and rejecting God’s righteous ways (Matthew 24:37-39, 44).

Noah, the prophet of God, was very likely mocked and ridiculed for preaching “righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5). The Bible reveals that in the end times, prior to Christ’s return, people will also ignore warnings to repent. As Peter notes, “Scoffers will come in the last days, … saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’” (2 Peter 3:3-4).

Jesus added, “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day [of Christ’s coming and God’s wrath] come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:34-36).


20 years ago the Lord gave me a vision and an urgency to get what has taken me over 20 years of intense work to build. It once was Veretekk, the first Inbound Marketing platform started back in 1996 and closed down around 2014. I thought I was done but about the same time I was given a clear blue print vision to build Markethive and to restart from scratch. I built the blue prints and design interfaces based on what I had learned from building Veretekk.

I then came up with an innovative way to fund this new site with what was called the BOD (Bond of Debt) whereas loans were paid back in full in 20 years and in the meantime a percentage of the new revenue would be set aside and paid to the BODs.  We rose over $300,000 within a month and began building the new system.Then came the process of finding a name. We struggled with finding the right name. Names like: etolia.com; ewava.com; prosbay.com; sohogear.com; sohomeme.com; yayacom.com; youdontsay.com; memebubble.com; entreport.com; gear-head.com; freedomfox.com and more, but none of them popped for me.

One evening in basic despair for a name I fell asleep in deep prayer to the Father for a name. Upon waking He gave me the name “Markethive” for which all domains where available, all social networks and all trademarks were available. This name fit my parameters of being 3 syllables or less, two words with both words being common and both words being both a noun and a verb.

Markethive has been registered and used for over 19 years and that domain expired and became available on the day I searched it and I immediately bought it. Along with it I got all the other 20 some TLDs. Then I searched the social networks, the word Markethive was available on all of them. So I set them all up. Then came the Trademark and with trepidation I searched and was shocked, SHOCKED there was no Markethive trademark for any classes, so I purchased them all.

Do you see the divine influence here? Along the way I have experienced amazing miracles. Many many miracles similar to the following one: Early into building this in 1999 I was out of money on the verge of losing it all. Here is what happened (BTW: Just talked to my friend Garry Howard who was my account exec at NonstopNet to make sure the story was accurate).

I had just financed our first real server farm. $1 million dollars worth. We had just launched one of our first private labelled automated marketing programs (For Life Force International via Corey Citron) with over 50,000 members and 5000 paying us $50 per month for it. Our colo (data center) called NonstopNet, financed the deal and we justified the $50,000 based on our projections. Shortly after launching the system, NonStopNet accused us of spamming and shut all our servers down for 4 weeks, destroying the credibility of Veretekk and killing that income. This left me with zero money in the bank and zero capital coming in. We needed a miracle.

So Back to urgent prayer I went.

First out of the blue NonStopNet has a funding withdrawal (in an attempt to go public) and immediately fails. At the same time out of the blue I make $50,000 selling a domain from an unsolicited offer to buy it. I sold it and collected the badly needed funds.

I find a new colo Unified Web, for a fraction of what NonStopNet was charging me.  The bankruptcy trusty called me and told me we could purchase all our servers ($1 million worth) for $10,000 but had to have it all out in 24 hours.

Unified Web was 4 blocks away and sent the guys over to pick it all up and we were back up within 24 hours, owning all our equipment with $40,000 in the bank. OK? I call that divine intervention.

Are we living in Biblical times? Is Markethive a vision? Is the Lord returning in our lifetime? Are the ways things done in the world shifting dramatically? Is Markethive part of all this?

I believe we are. What do you believe? Within a matter of two years our traffic has surged to over 400,000 unique visits a day, over 60 million monthly impressions and 50,000 members. And our growth is about to become exponential. It is all about timing. I am grateful to the Lord for all of this and especially for you and those whom have upgraded to EntrepreneurOne.

Markethive has engines that are growing to become major engines. We are now building the money machines, for you.

Have you upgraded to Entrepreneur One yet? Why not?

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