Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Promote Yourself With Free Social Media! ( Yes even **YOU** can do it!) )

It is easy to use free online media on the web to promote yourself and your business or your passion. You can do create a website, blog and post videos- all for free or for very low cost- and you don't have to know a thing about programming.

Let me show you a few ways to do it!

If you don't have a website or blog, there are many ways to make one for free. You don't need to know HTML or any other language.  If you can type and point a mouse, and drag things around, you can do this today.

I put a website up for my friend in 20 minutes on Weebly- just point and click - choose a template , and add text and photos. Go here...

This will give you a ( yoursite. address.  You can also upgrade at low cost for your actual web domain like (

I use Yaho for my site design and web hosting. Yahoo has do-it-yourself website software, with templates. You can down load Sitebuilder, and get very low cost web hosting, through Yahoo for as low under $10/ month.

My friend Arp, who is a web designer, LOVES WordPress. He says anyone can use it and it is very easy to use,  You can get a free blog, or use their website templates and upgrade to a low cost webhosting.

At You can schedule conference calls and record them- all for free! Download the MP3's and you can create online classes or lectures that you can sell, or offer later.

I found my favorite spiritual teacher Story Waters through You Tube because his video was linked to another well known spiritual author I loved. Since I found Story, I have purchased his MP3's, and other programs for years because he is constantly offering free video "teasers," of his work. I have learned through watching him how powerful You Tube can be for marketing.

Just for fun, I created a video, which between my two You Tube channels, received over 18, 000 views. See the views in the lower right corner?

You can make videos on your computer, and post them to You Tube too. Remember to link your website or blog URL in the description area like you see below, you can get free exposure this way.

Also, use the Video Response feature! Just go to a video that is popular in your subject area, and scroll through the comments. Click into the comment box, and this box will appear.

Click on, "Create a Video Response, " and link your video to that video. Now when people see that popular video, they will be offered your video to view as an option.

It is time to flood the world with your passion and inspiration. Go do it now, the world is waiting!

Please let me know what you think! Also, please share this if it helps you!

Barbara Rivera

Do you have some ideas to add here ? Please post it in the comments!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Humanity's Immune Response, or Why We Must Act!

I am excited about the future of this planet and I can't wait to see the world that my children will get to live and play in. There is a growing awareness on the planet, and a movement towards choosing conscious positive actions versus unconscious fear based, reactions.

A few years ago I went to a wedding and I sat next to a woman who gives workshops for individuals who are wealthy and getting ready to inherit large sums of money.  I was encouraged to hear that her experience was that most of these people were interested in philanthropy, and they were interested in using a portion of their wealth towards a greater good.  I was surprised when she told me that most of these desires came from young people in their 20's.

I was reminded of that conversation after watching this video,  Humanity's Immune Response. This video is powerful, inspiring, and worth the time to watch.   Paul Hawkin, author of Blessed Unrest talks about how individual groups working toward social change and environmental justice are growing globally.   He goes on to say that he believes that this massive moment for social and environmental change is Humanity's Immune Response.

This makes sense to me as I have always felt a drive to speak and act from my passion regarding woman and birth.   When I can't create, speak and act towards releasing this energy- I literally get sick.  

Stephanie Dawn from Sacred Birth Work once explained to me that this, "call to action," comes from the Divine Feminine, which is being manifest into the world through us. This energy will create the inspiration,  and the urge to act in ways that will create real physical change. I am clear now that being a Birthworker (or #BirthKeeper )  is part of Humanity's Immune Response!

Do you have that energy running through you?  Do you feel frustrated, angry, depressed and in pain about the world? Do you keep telling yourself that you can't do anything about it? When you don't allow the energy of action within you to emerge, you aren't being the YOU that you are meant to be, then pain and depression happens. 

This you is needed to bring the Earth healing and balance.

You can use the power released from your anger or frustration and digest it, and use this energy to create to  positive change through your actions. There are many ways to magnify your actions big and small to add your light and energy to the World's Immune Response!

Start today!

Barbara Rivera