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Make Money Online

Make Money Online

I watched an interesting webinar the other day by Jay Kubassek of ProU that brought up some interesting points I thought I’d share with you today.

It seems that in the past couple of years more and more

Make Money Online

people are searching Google to find out how to make money online. In fact, he pointed to a 400% increase in searches in the past two years!

Four trends since the beginning of the 2008 recession have caused many former employees, small business owners, and even business executives to look at how to make money online.

Is it any wonder?

Trend number 1: Underemployment. Not only are people unemployed but many more are UNDEREMPLOYED. How many of you are currently working for less than you were five or six years ago…please leave a comment if you are!

Trend number 2: Online advertising has EXPLODED over the past few years AND more-and-more people are comfortable searching online for items including how to make money online.

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Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

Whether you are starting a business or have a business in need of a rebirth good advice   from experts can improve your chances of success.

Good advice, however, doesn’t come cheap, nor should it for that matter. If you, like most aspiring entrepreneurs or small business owners and are on a limited budget paying for that advice can be a bit of a problem.

Fortunately we CAN get quality advice from experts who can help us build our new or evolving businesses. The great thing about these experts is that you don’t have to set an appointment, be on their schedule, or pay hourly fees; instead they can work around you. These experts come to your house, your business, your car, or frankly pretty much wherever you feel is convenient.

These experts in the form of books, whether traditional or audio books, give you the opportunity to get expert advice, when you want it, how you want it, and at an amazingly low price.

What top 10 books would I recommend for you if you are starting a business, thinking about starting a business, or attempting to jump Read the rest of this entry

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Get Serious About Business

Get Serious About Business

Most new entrepreneurs will start a home-based business much like a Kentucky Derby racehorse bolting out of the gate at full

Get Serious About Your Business

speed. After a couple of laps, however, they slow down and all too often come to a complete stop.

This is especially noticeable with those business owners who decide to begin their online presence with a blog. After a few short weeks the blog posts slow down and after a few months will come to a complete stop.

To turn you hobby into a business YOU MUST get serious about your new endeavor.

Here are five strategies to help you get serious about your business. Read the rest of this entry

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Too Late to Save for Retirement

Too late to save for retirement?

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Save For Retirement

Everyone knows, or has been told, that the earlier you start saving for retirement the better off you will be come the magic age where you can stop working a 9-5 job and begin drawing Social Security.

We are told about the “rule of 72” whereby the money you save for retirement will double every X number of years based upon your expected return on your investment. For example, an investment that averages 6% would double approximately every 12 years ($1000 after 12 years at 6% rate of interest would be $2000). Read the rest of this entry

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Putting Your Business On Autopilot

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Putting Your Business On Autopilot

Business on Autopilot

Put Your Business On Autopilot

When a pilot flies an airplane he can either hand-fly the airplane (control the airplane himself) OR put the aircraft on autopilot and relieve himself  of much of the physical labor required to keep the airplane on course.

In The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss points out that the New Rich are a able to live millionaire lifestyles because they have put their businesses or jobs on autopilot.

Having your business on autopilot means the day-to-day operation of your business, or job, is running without the need for YOUR CONSTANT supervision.

After all, what’s the use of traveling the beaches of the world if you’re constantly online, on your iPhone, or in CONSTANT touch with managers, buyers, customers, etc.? Read the rest of this entry

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What's Your Message?

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What’s Your Message? Does Your Online Message Say Who You Are?

As a business migrates from offline to online it’s important for the business owner to keep the message clear.

What's Your Message

What's Your Message?

That message MUST be consistent with what the business is and what it represents.

It’s too easy for new entrepreneurs to become sidetracked by “experts” touting program after program designed to build you business that unfortunately leads to competing and confusing messages about who and what your business really is.

For example, a landscaping business with a blog may give pointers to its readers about how and when to plant certain flowers. The business owner, after watching a seminar on affiliate marketing, decides to supplement his landscaping business by offering banner ads and text links to her site. Read the rest of this entry

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The 4-Hour Workweek Review

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The 4-Hour Workweek Review

Normally I’d reserve my book reviews for Amazon rather than a blog post, but this book is definitely different.
It’s a testament to what I’ve already read that not only have I bought the hard copy of a book but also the audio copy as well.

Originally published in 2007, the book was almost an instant success propelling Timothy Ferris to New York Bestseller status.

I’ve just begun to read The 4-Hour Workweek  but it’s easy to see why it was such a hit shortly after publication. Read the rest of this entry

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Make Money in Your MLM Business NOW!

Make Money in Your MLM business NOW!

Make Money In Your MLM Now!

Starting a MLM business, like any business, is exciting. We join our multi-level marketing companies with dreams of making money, touching hundreds if not thousands of lives, living our dreams and traveling the beaches of the world.

Once the initial excitement wears off, however, we are faced with the truth…our MLM is a business, and like any business you need to WORK to make money.

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What's Your Why?

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What’s Your Why?—What Motivates You To Be In Business?

What's Your Why

What's Your Why

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While it seems like a simple question, how many of you can articulate what it is that inspires you to be in business? I’m not talking about the intangibles we all have, like freedom, lifestyle, whatever…I’m talking about the knock down, nitty gritty, WHY. Read the rest of this entry

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Get Organized

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Get Organized—Or How to Eat An Elephant

Get Organized

Get Organized

Does it seem like the more you do, the more you have to do? Starting or running a home-based business can seem like that especially when you first start. It seems like you can NEVER get organized. I know, for example, that when I started my blog I thought it was going to be a pretty simple process. All I had to do was get a domain name, set up my WordPress account and I’d be off to the races.

I had no clue about things like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), syndicating, affiliate networking, and the list goes on. It seemed like the more I learned about blogging the more I needed to learn so I spent hours, days, studying the experts, reviewing software, plug-ins, and the list goes on.

So what did I do to get organized and make it a habit to blog EVERY day, learn something, EVERY day, and improve my website EVERY day? Read the rest of this entry

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