What Is True Financial Freedom?

Hi, everyone. My name is Raymond Jewel, and today we're going to talk about what is true financial freedom. 

So, let's talk about true financial freedom. When you hear the financial people talk about becoming financially free, their definition is a different definition than what wealthy people deem financially free.

So if you're going to work with a financial person from the financial institutions, you want to understand what financial freedom means in a sense that the wealthy people look at it. 

When you look at financial freedom in the financial planner stage, you'll see that on the screen here you have several steps. I've got five here, but there's many more. They want you to pay down your credit card debt, to save and invest 10% to 20% of your income, build a strategic reserve, whatever that means. Some people call it a rainy day fund. Wait to buy a home until you're ready and can afford it. Live within or below your means.

Well, this is fine if you're just focusing on today. But wealthy people don't do that. They don't focus on just getting by. They don't focus on... We call it lack. You will achieve what you focused on. So when you focus on lack, that's what you'll get, lack. So if you're focusing on just getting by, that's not being financial free. So I copied the above 5 items off the internet, five ways to achieve financial freedom. They are not focusing on abundance. This is very lack base. So when you focus on lack, that's what you get. You get lack, and chances are people never will achieve the 5 objectives because they will get frustrated living in a lack based future.

If you're going to go down this road, you have to have an abundance approach. So if you look at financial freedom, the way wealthy people look at it, they have an abundance focused image. They have a vision of what they want. And that vision is amazingly creative and it defines their wants and dreams, not needs and goals. So when you focus on wants and dreams, they're far in excess of things that you could ever imagine happening. 

So, if I asked you what are your wants and dreams, you'd come up with all sorts of crazy stuff. Wants and dreams are automatically abundance focused. 

But if I asked, what are your needs? And let's focus on financial freedom, which is based on needs, you'll just put down enough to get by. Just like this. Pay down your credit card debt. These are all mundane little things. Saving and invest 10% to 20%. Well, if you've got an average income of $50,000 a year and you earn that for 40 years out of your life, you've had millions of dollars flow through your hands over your lifetime. If you calculate a reasonable interest rate, maybe 4%. It's $4 to $5 million dollars that will flow through your hands over your lifetime.

And what do the financial people want you to do? They want you to save 10% or 20%. Where did all the other go? So when you understand wealth creation principles that are used by the wealthy, they maintain control of their wealth as they live their life. 

I know that sounds like a lot of voodoo and witchcraft, but it can be done. And that's why the old saying 10% of the people control 90% of the world's wealth, because the 10% think differently than the 90%. When you think like a wealthy person, you're focused on abundance. It's abundance based focus.

So, when you're focused on abundance and you're going through daily routines to try to build a financial freedom world, you will not do it based on a lack based focus. So, paying down credit cards may be one thing. Being debt free is a great goal. And there's nothing wrong with that goal, but it has to be a goal that fits into your total wants and dreams. So, if my wants and dreams are to have millions of dollars and to build a business that's generating incredible amounts of money, part of my wants and dreams will be to be debt free. So if that's my focus being debt free, that will happen.

And that's financial freedom. Let's go back to the way the wealthy think years ago. They had a vision of their wealth. They had an image of their wealth. They understand what wealth looks like and they're able to create that image. It's not that hard. It's very easy to do if you know how to do it. It's very simple and it's been used for thousands of years. These principles never change. They just get buried by other people that have another agenda. 

Financial institutions or financial planners will not share this with you. There's nothing wrong with working with a financial planner as long as you understand the basic wealth creation principles that financial people use, and have put together a life’s wealth plan of your life.

I recently wrote a book and you can get it at no cost just by going to whythericharerich.com and downloading it. In it you will be able to understand these wealth creation principles and how to implement them. So when you read the book, you'll understand the basic principles. If you want to go further, we've put together a workbook that you can get, so when you go to whythericharerich.com you will get an insight into how the wealthy think. We've been researching these principles for well over 35 years with unbelievable social proof. 

I've been teaching these principles to my clients for well over 30 years. And we all, my clients and I have grown wealth together with amazing results. So now, I'm offering it to the public because I think that people need a chance to get out of that 90% and move into the 10%. 

My goal is to make that 10% statistic higher and 90% lower, because if people understand full wealth creation strategies that the wealthy have been using for years, then you can literally sit down with a financial person and operate on above a level playing field because you'll have more insight than they have as far as the thought process before listening to them. So you'll know where their faults are and you'll be able to intercept them and not do them. 

You'll know the questions to ask.

But true financial freedom is an abundance based focus. Again, there's nothing wrong with being debt free, but that has to be part of your image, part of your wants and dreams. 

Now, let's separate the difference between wants and dreams and needs and goals. And I've done several videos on this, but I'll just touch on it briefly. If I were to ask you what your needs and goals are, they are baseline. They're just getting by and you would tell me what you need to pay your bills on a monthly basis.

You would probably say, well, I want to take a vacation. So, you're just planning on getting by basically. You'll achieve what you focus on. So if the rug gets yanked out from underneath you, you're in big trouble because you didn't plan beyond your needs and goals. 

But, if I were to ask you what your wants and dreams are, you would come up with amazing wild dreams. I want this car. I want a Ferrari. I want a bigger house. I want to fly first class all over the country. I want to build my business and have thousands of people buying my products. Whatever it is, your wants and dreams are far greater than your needs and goals. So if anything happens to you and the rug gets yanked out from underneath you, you're not even going to be phased. 

But the financial world runs around doing what they call a financial needs analysis. They want to analyze your needs.

So, they want to analyze what you need just to get by. They don't analyze your wants and dreams. They should have a wants and dreams analysis. Let's talk about what it is you want out of life. What is your daily dream? What is your daily want? And if it's to be debt free, if it's to build a strategic reserve, if it's to buy a new home, it's part of your wants and dreams. 

To wrap all this up, what we want to talk about is always focusing on abundance. Our mind talk has to be abundant, Mind talk, not lack. Abundance is key to achieving financial freedom and financial freedom is possible for anyone.

You just have to have it in your image and understand what it looks like.

Thanks for reading.
Raymond Jewell, PhD

CrowdFunding Critical Step

CrowdFunding Critical Step is making sure you have a solid reach! 

Reach is not being able to reach a goal, it's reaching a massive audience with your message. Without a huge reach your crowdfunding efforts will not achieve the results you are looking for. 

Imagine you are launching a new product or service and you want to use a crowdfunding platform such as Kickstarter, or Indiegogo. You develop a nice website on the crowdfunding platform that you chose, that is very attractive and compelling for the reader. It will have a high conversion rate and almost insure that when anyone gets to the site they will contribute by purchasing your product purchase or service. 

Now imagine, how you will get the people to the site. How many friends do you have? Is your social media large enough to prime the pump? This is where many crowdfunding programs stop and don't reach their goal.

The crowdfunding platforms will promote your companies products or service, if you are getting visits but if you aren't they will not help. Their reach is for the popular traffic, and they will not help unless you are getting traction. You have to create the initial push, and prime the pump, then they will assist you. 

Without a massive reach few will learn about your program outside of your sphere of influence. You can go to social media companies and pay for them to use their social media reach, but what happens after that? Do you keep going back to others to use their social media contacts? The cost can skyrocket!

You Can Do It On Your Own!

We all know you can go to social media companies and get them to promote your product or service, but that can get very expensive depending on the quality of the social media reach. The more targeted you get the more cash you will lay out. Every time you send out a promotional campaign you will have to pay fees to get it done. Every time you spend money you are eating into the funds you are trying to raise. 

YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN REACH, on your own and target it to a specific audience, and then reuse it anytime you want. There is a platform that allows you to do this and the learning curve is minimal. The concept is called "Inbound Marketing" and the platform is Markethive. It's a free platform that allows you to create a massive reach and build a campaign that is specific to your crowdfunding product or service.

Just as the graphic indicates the reach is a far as you want to take it. You can reach 100,000 or 100,000,000 it's up to you. Imagine how many people you can inform of your crowdfunding efforts when you reach over millions of people. 

So the critical step in crowdfunding is developing a continuous reach and then nurturing the reach so as to inform as many as possible about your offer. Imagine how easy it will be if you are building a business, and looking to get your message out to millions of people. The results are mind blowing!

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell

PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. He can be reached through Markethive.







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Turnkey Marketing Automation
Markethive Advantage
Markethive has fused the Social Aspect of Entrepreneurs with a state of the art very powerful Marketing platform for free. Email Autoresponders, Capture Pages, Blogcasting, etc.

Attain top SEO and reach billions of people on the Social Networks is a typical day for the Entrepreneur at Markethive

The Force Multiplier
When you gather the troops of Entrepreneurs as a family, with a common goal, the power of the Inbound Marketing of Markethive explodes exponentially.

Broadcasts in the trillions begin to happen, reaching SEO results unheard of and building lifelong partnerships with other Entrepreneurs is Markethive.

I started using Markethive a few months ago. The Tools are incredible, rotators, tracking, coop press releases, email autoresponders, capture pages, the blog platform is genius, the knowledge shared and the family of other entrepreneurs just makes the results of marketing with Markethive the very best.

It is all free, because they fund the system with advertising and then share 50% of the advertising with us in the affiliate program.

Steve Smith

I made this "first generation" capture page in the Markethive Blog system, to show you what can be done. It is swipe-able, so please use it for your own benefits. Make sure to change out the capture widget code! You need to remove this TAG too.

Thomas Prendergast

Perpetual Fundraising

FundRaising Relief 

Fund Raising issues

FundRaising Relief is something that all Charities and Non-Profit need. Raising money becomes a tough business with many Charities and Non-Profits going back to the same people over and over again for funding. 

One of the newer ways to raise money is through perpetual fund raising. This enables the group raising the money to receive cash flow to pay their bills. With a perpetual cash flow, running the charity or non-profit becomes an easier task, and allows the group to focus on the core function that the group was established to do. 

What ends up happening is groups spend more time raising money then doing what they were founded to do. We all know that time is something that can't be recovered so enabling the group to raise funding, out into the future, with only the up front effort is highly desirable. 


Fund Raising Solution

One of the ways to create a perpetual fundraising system is to offer something that is highly desirable  with huge value. When the public perceives when they are giving a charity or non-profit money, and they are getting huge value for it, they will continue to give. When they give and get value in return, over and over again, then the public will continue to come back for more giving. 

Instead of just giving out of duty, they public gives for value. We have prepared a video that will explain how our FundRaising Platform works so you can see how the perpetual giving idea will enhance your Charity or Non-Profit's future. You can also access another video that has some brainstorming ideas on how to use the platform. 

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell


PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. He can be reached through Markethive.


Incredible Network Marketing Principal to Success

Incredible Network Marketing Principal To Success that is over looked by most is, 

Respect the process = Success will come… 

Having respect for the process of Network Marketing is something that most people don't follow. This is why a small percentages end up failing. Now I know these are harsh words, but without the process the results will not happen. 

This is obvious and most know it, so you probably are asking the question, "why don't people follow a winning process"? The answer is right in front of us, it's intimidating! 

Yes, new and existing Network Marketers find the process intimidating, and will try every way they can to shake it off. I know, I just did it, and I've been doing this a long time!

Here is my story, "I signed up for the MLM Recruit On Demand System that dials calls for me and then people return my calls and then I call them back. Well I tested the leads sent to me without the call back option, and boy did my palms sweat. They were cold calls, I had done them early on in my business, and I knew how to do them but didn't want to. I feared the rejection that in reality would never happen. I tried to look for every reason not to call the leads. Finally I got myself together and said I must follow the process. I then called a few of them to get a feel for what happens when the new leads call me. I caught myself looking for reasons to not follow the process. The reason I signed up for this system was that interested people would call me back."

I needed to follow the process and get my head out of my backside. 

The process is laid out for a reason, do you know what that reason is? It's to make your success easier and quicker, but what do we do? We decide to not do it! Duh! We wonder why we are not able to achieve success. Phone calls are a major part of the network marketing business and if you can't do that you will not succeed. 

Every time I catch myself trying to not follow the process, I have a long talk with ME, and get back on track. You all know the process, and if you don't, message me through Markethive, and I will take you through it. 

Marcus Lemonis  who is on television with his show The Profit, always talks about People, Process, and Product. Process is primary to profit, after people. Without people you have no process, but with people, you can execute a process. Without a process a company is out of business so one can conclude that its is the most important part of building a business. 

In Network Marketing following a process is the difference between success and failure. This is the major key reason why many don't succeed in network marketing. This is the recipe for success or failure, there is not shortcut. 

So if you need to find out where to get the PROCESS, contact your up-line and ask what they do. If they don't know then keep asking up the ladder, someone will know. If that does not work, I will help you. But if making phone calls is hard for you I am sure you will not call me, but if you do I will be here for you.

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell


PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. 


Network Marketing Company Pays Daily

Saivian Cash Back

If you got paid daily for your business, would that be ok?

Do you keep your options open to creating revenue outside of your core business?

If you were introduced to a business that you could do easily and would be accepted by all of your friends and family would that be of interest to you?

If you answered YES to the above questions you owe it to your self to read further. This new company that I am going to present to you, will change your life forever, and will blow your mind. It's so easy that anyone can do it, that can talk. If you can talk, you can refer!

This new company will give you anywhere from 92% to 192% return monthly on your monthly expenses. You will add money to your life for doing what you normally do, on a daily basis. Getting a return on monthly expenses is a unique concept, but it really boils down to cash back. 

You also earn money for referring people to it, and they in turn get the savings you are getting. You can earn anywhere from $5 per day to $3000 per day. No sales just referring others. 

The Company:

The Company's name is Saivian and it is a brand new concept in affiliate marketing. Saivian is a BUYING CLUB that provides cash back on purchases. When people join they get 20% cash back on all the purchases that they normally make on a daily basis. The cash back far exceeds the monthly cost, so the club has benefits whether you run it as an affiliate business or not.

The cash back concept has been around for quite some time. Credit cards do it, big box retailers do it, so why not do it through affiliate marketing. In the other cases the cash back is very small, but with Saivian it's 20% which is huge. Most credit cards only give 1%-2% back which is nice, but not 20%. 


There is more money through the affiliate program. All you have to do is refer others to Saivian and you can get paid daily. The referral fees are from $5 per day to $3,000 per day, depending how many people you refer. The magic is that regardless of whether the person you refer decides to take advantage of the affiliate program or not, they will get tremendous savings through the cash back program, and you get the referral fee daily.

Everyone is a winner! 

Let's put it in perspective. In our current economy people are having trouble making ends meet and are looking for ways to supplement their incomes in a painless way. The Saivian program gives them a solution. When anyone joins the buying club they get an instant 20% cash back on existing purchases they make on a weekly basis. If they tell others they will get additional income through the referral program, and the more referrals that are made the income flow increases. 

The referrals do not have to be personally sponsored, except for the first 3 which gets the first $5 per day income stream going, they can be brought in by others on your team. At this point I would highly recommend that you watch several videos that can explain further how this program works, and then if you still have an interest in Saivian, please fill out the form and I will call you. Click here

Thanks for reading,
Dr. Raymond Jewell


PS: Dr. Raymond Jewell is a leading Economist specializing in the Small and Home Based Business Marketplace. He is a Alpha Founder with Markethive and manages several blogs on the hive. Dr. Jewell is a professional Network Marketer and represents several companies successfully. 


WordPress meets Markethive

WordPress meets Markethive

At one point the decision or revelation became the foundation of the Markethive blogging system. Markethive would make WordPress better.

Let me explain. At one time we considered creating a blog software solution, (Blog Press) with templates that would compete with WordPress. I know, stupid. But at the time, there were many who thought it was a good idea.

The argument went like this, “Joomla, Drupal, Blogger, Typepad, etc.” offer others options so we should too. OK, I said, but then the list of competitors grew from WordPress to a much larger list, and not only did it make us another “ME TOO” company instead of an innovative cutting edge customer centric juggernaut.

I made the decision to “not” jump in as yet another standalone (CMS) blog platform like Word Press, but rather to create a powerful system to make Word Press and other CMS far more manageable, with the goal to make them better. Particularly functioning on making the world heavy weight Word Press even better by enhancing the WP platform with a supporting blog platform so multiple content could be constructed with partner contributors, so we could build a Broadcasting system utilizing literaly millions of members social networks, so we could build massive WordPress sites by many members in collaboration producing powerful SEO campaigns.

The whole idea has manifested as one of the most powerful blog collaboration Inbound Marketing systems ever devised, and that is Markethive.

Our roll being to fuse a powerful vertical targeted social network of Entrepreneurs, thereby making the Word Press and other CMS system powerful by the very spirit of the Rise of the Entrepreneur!

The following lists have become our goal to support the top contenders with plugins, widgets and collaborative power and function.

But the video tells it all.

Choosing blogging software can be a scary process, especially if you are new to blogging. There are many different types of engines and content management systems (CMS) that could be used. Picking the software that you’ll need is not an easy task, given the wide variety and types on the Web today.

There are many different aspects to consider when choosing which blogging software to pick. For instance:

Programming language.

Many blog platforms run on either PHP or Rails, but you can find just about any flavor of programming language you are looking for.

What features you’ll need.

The type of software you might choose is very dependent on the type of blog you are going to run. Some blog software is geared more towards new users, while others are more developer and designer-friendly. It’s a matter of finding software based on the features you need.

The size of the software’s community.

If the software community is larger for one blogging system and much smaller and less active than another, the more active community is usually a better choice for software. More active users within the development community means more improvements on the code base, in a faster time frame.

The age of the software.

The age of the software shows the maturity of the blogging platform. Young projects are more unstable, and are more likely to have bugs.

If you are planning on extending the blog.

If you are thinking about adding things like forums, a store, or some other feature to your blog, some blogging software will be more suited to fill that need than others.

The blog software that you choose can have a big impact on your blogging. It’s important to choose the right software in the very beginning, so you can avoid the hassle of migrating to different engine later on. Here are the pros and cons of the 10 most popular blogging systems.

Here is the list of the top 10 blogging CMS solutions:

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WordPress is the most famous and widely-used blogging platform. It features a very intuitive web-based installer so anyone from skill level novice to expert can quickly install the software without any hiccups.

The WordPress community is a major asset to the blogging software. It has one of the largest and most passionate communities of developers and users, so one could find just about any theme or plugin imaginable. The possibilities for extending the software are endless, and many web sites and services have used the WordPress code base to build entirely different applications. WordPress also features integration with Akismet, one of the most effective spam protection systems for blogging software.

WordPress makes it easy for new bloggers to not only install the software, but also to download and install automatic upgrades to plugins with only one click. The learning curve for WordPress is fairly minimal, and if a new user runs in to problems, they can always check the extensive documentation. WordPress is perfect for the new blogger who wants to get his feet wet installing their first blog software, or the advanced developer who’s looking to extend the stable code into something entirely different.

If you are wanting to start a multiple-blog site, you can also check out WordPress MU. WordPress MU is the same code base as the mature WordPress single blog code base, with some added functionality.

2. Drupal
Alexa Rank  (2,497)-17

Drupal isn’t your typical blogging software. While it has an incredible community behind the code and many blogs use it for blogging software, it’s not just blogging software. Drupal is community software.

Drupal really shines as blog software for a blogging community. Performancing is a great example of using Drupal as a community of blogs. Whether you are wanting to power one blog to a 100, Drupal is an excellent choice.

Another strong point about Drupal is the versatility of the software. It comes packaged with a robust user system, but also a lot of community-friendly features like forums, books (for creating documents in a “book” structure) and a tracker which allows you to follow updates and content that other users have published recently.

Drupal also comes with a large community of developers and modules. With these modules, one could build any type of site or add nearly any sort of functionality to their Drupal installation. Many top-notch sites use Drupal to publish their multiple blogs and user communities. Performancing, Spread Firefox, The Onion, and Ubuntu and others.

Drupal is the perfect blogging software for anyone wanting to add a community to their blog with forums and extensions.

3. Joomla
Alexa Rank (2,689)-570

Joomla is a CMS that is similar to the community-friendly Drupal, and gaining traction every day. While Drupal is geared more towards developing community-flavored sites and blogs, Joomla seems to be geared more towards ecommerce (you can read more about the comparison between Joomla and Drupal here).

Regardless of their differences, Joomla is very much like Drupal in the fact that it’s easy to get anything from a simple site to a community blog in minutes. Joomla has a vibrant development community which has created many extensions.

Joomla is perfect for anyone wanting to build a blogging community site, or add ecommerce functionality to a blog.

4. ExpressionEngine
Alexa Rank (12,422)-2,466

ExpressionEngine is a very robust blogging platform, but isn’t free. The best feature about ExpressionEngine is the feature to publish multiple websites, either using different subdomains on a single domain, or across multiple domains.

You could use one code base to power multiple sites across multiple domains. The software features an extremely clean and simple backend that shouldn’t confuse the blogger. Designers and developers love ExpressionEngine for the fact that it’s quite easy to hand over a site and have the client update his own blog. It’s a solid all-in-one package.

ExpressionEngine is really geared for people who are trying to start a multi-blog site, but anyone can use the software quite easily thanks to its thoughtful and elegant design. A single license costs $99.95, but if you’re running a personal blog you can download the core version of EE.

5. Liferay
Alexa Rank (26,959)+3,284

Liferay Portal is a free and open source enterprise portal written in Java and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. It allows users to set up features common to websites. It is fundamentally constructed of functional units called portlets. Liferay is sometimes described as a content management framework or a web application framework. It comes with certain portlets preinstalled. These comprise the core functionality of the portal system.

The reasons to use Liferay Portal for your website are simple: it provides a robust platform to serve your site to all clients, be they desktop, mobile, or anything in between; it provides all the standard applications you need to run on your site; and it provides an easy to use development framework for new applications or customization. In addition to this, Liferay Portal is developed using an open source methodology, by people from around the world. The code base is solid, and has been proved to be reliable and stable in mission critical deployments in diverse industries.

6. DotNetNuke
Alexa Rank  (32,058)-238

DotNetNuke is an open source platform for building web sites based on Microsoft .NET technology. It is written in VB.NET and distributed under both a Community Edition BSD-style license and a commercial proprietary license. The Community Edition is a popular web content management (WCM) system and application development framework for ASP.NET, with over 6 million downloads and 600,000 production web sites as of October 2010. More than 8,000 DotNetNuke apps are available for purchase on Snowcovered.com. DotNetNuke.com has over 800,000 registered members as of October 2010.

Major Features:

Distinguishes between community (common features) and enterprise (full set of features) editions. 
Various modules, and data providers.
Provides language packs for about 60 languages.
Customizable through skins and templates.

Alexa Rank (32,333)+1482

Modx is not just an open source CMS but also a web application framework. Raymond Irving and Ryan Thrash began the MODx CMS project in 2004 as a fork of Etomite. In 2008 MODx users created a new logo and branding for the project. Now MODx allows for full segregation of content (plain HTML), appearance and behavior (standards compliant CSS and JavaScript) and logic (PHP, snippets).

Major Features:

As with Joomla, modx officially supports only MySQL database.
Not just CMS but a PHP framework for Web.
Freedom to choose jQuery, Mootools, ExtJS, Prototype or any other JavaScript library.
Supports PHP 4.3.11 and above.
Complete control of all metadata and URL structure for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Unlimited hierarchical page depth.
Can create custom fields and widgets for templates.
Role-based permissions for the Manager.
Ability to customize the Manager on a per-deployment basis.
Ecommerce integration via Foxy Cart.
Extensions: 622, also known as add-ons.

8. concrete5
Alexa Rank (33,631)-292

Concrete5 is an open source CMS started in 2003 as a rapid-design approach to building the now-defunct LewisAndClark200.org, the official site for the Ad Council's National Council for the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. Concrete5 is developed in PHP and is distributed under MIT software license.

Concrete5 features in-context editing (the ability to edit website content directly on the page, rather than in an administrative interface or using web editor software). Editable areas are defined in concrete5 templates which allow editors to insert 'blocks' of content. These can contain simple content (text and images) or have more complex functionality, for example image slideshows, comments systems, lists of files, maps etc. Further addons can be installed from the concrete5 Marketplace to extend the range of blocks available for insertion. Websites running concrete5 can be connected to the concrete5 website, allowing automatic upgrading of the core software and of any addons downloaded or purchased from the Marketplace.

9. Typo3
Alexa Rank (36,110)-8,334

TYPO3 is a free and open source CMS released under the GNU General Public License oriented to small to mid size enterprise-class users. TemplaVoila is an alternative template engine extension for TYPO3. A graphical mapping tool for creating templates is included, an alternative page module, the ability to create flexible content elements and an API for developers. New content element types can be created without programming. TemplaVoila facilitates more flexibility for maintaining web pages than TYPO3's standard templating, while making it possible to enforce a strict corporate design and allowing editors to work with content more intuitively.

Delivered with a base set of interfaces, functions and modules, TYPO3's functionality spectrum is implemented by extensions. More than 5000 extensions are currently available for TYPO3 for download under the GNU General Public License from a repository called the TYPO3 Extension Repository, or TER.

TYPO3 can run on most HTTP servers such as Apache or IIS on top of Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. It uses PHP 5.3 or newer and any relational database supported by the TYPO3 DBAL including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and others. Some 3rd-party extensions – not using the database API – support MySQL as the only database engine. The system can be run on any web server with a modern CPU and at least 256 MB RAM. The backend can be displayed in any modern browser with JavaScript. There is no browser restriction for displaying user-oriented content generated by TYPO3.

10. Alfresco
Alexa Rank (36,854)+2,483

Alfresco is an open source enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box web portal framework for managing and using standard portal content, a CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, a web content management system capable of virtualizing web apps and static sites via Apache Tomcat, Lucene indexing, and jBPM workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Java technology. John Newton (co-founder of Documentum) and John Powell (a former COO of Business Objects) founded Alfresco Software, Inc. in 2005.

11. b2evolution
Alexa  Rank (80,628)-14,427

b2evolution is another blogging platform that allows for a single installation of a blog, or a whole network of blogs, right out of the box. b2 probably has the weakest developer community behind it, with only a 200+ plugins (compared to Joomla’s 3,400+).

The software features a very easy-to-understand backend, ideal for beginners. b2 also has has a built in stats feature, which is something most blogging platforms don’t have out of the box. The software also features a post editor with a very minimal WYSIWYG editor, which is perfect for a beginning blogger.

While the b2 developer community may not be very large, it has a very promising code base and many people still use b2evolution to power their blogs and blogger communities.

The Irrelevant Others

Alexa Rank (102,395)+10,174

Alexa Rank (104,671)-32,048

Alexa Rank  (116,439)-16,212

Alexa Rank (154,173)-43,687

Alexa Rank (174,802)-9,166

Alexa Rank (187,704)-45,048

Being Irrelevant,

Alexa Rank (8,419,219)-2,169,053

There is no other blogging platform, that integrates support for all Blog CMS systems, engages social networks so reaches high into the stratosphere, nor institute a learning environment so building competent content teams is easily achieved.

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