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E-Commerce and a New Beginning

E-Commerce and a New Beginning

After a long hiatus from our blog and a year plus of e-commerce experience through our Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon), it’s time to step back and evaluate what we’ve learned over the past 18 months. Like so many of my friends and relatives we were lured to the Internet with the hopes of building a business that would eventually replace our full-time incomes we’re not seeing the results we expected. We ARE making money…BUT…just barely breaking even at this point. Again, like so many of our friends and relatives…and I’m sure many of you, what we found was a maze rather than a road map to success.

Like so many novices we were inundated with “the latest and greatest” method to build a successful online business. Many of those who approached us were nothing more than multi-level marketing companies trying to disguise themselves as legitimate business opportunities. Others were pitch men with the latest and greatest software “guaranteed” to get your website to number one on a Google search. Sound familiar?

It seems every “successful” entrepreneur who can spell e-commerce has made at least $100,000 their first year and for the low, low price of $xxx they’ll share how they became successful—right!

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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

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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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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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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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My How Things Have Changed

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My How Things Have Changed—A New Old Perspective

It’s been over twelve years since I joined one of the largest multilevel marketing companies and my how things have changed. I’m sure most of you are thinking that the addition of technology is what I’m driving at and in fact you are PARTIALLY correct. Let me explain.

Twelve years ago I got a call from an acquaintance asking, “Hey Keith, do you keep your options open, are you looking to earn some extra money?”

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My How Things Have Changedsome extra money?"

Sound familiar to anyone? I’m sure it does and to many of us associated with network marketing this was our introduction. From there the path was probably pretty much the same; you go to a meeting, see the marketing plan, get a “prospect kit” and go home with your head filled with circles, money, and dreams.

A day or two later you got a call from your soon-to-be sponsor or your sponsor’s sponsor, had your questions answered and then made your decision. The next step was filling out your list, start talking to all your friends and family, anyone who’d hold still long enough and HOPE you’d find someone else excited about selling vitamins or soap from home.

Years ago we joined our MLM HOPING to get rich quick! We were going to sponsor hundreds of excited friends and family and develop a RESIDUAL income that would buy us mansions, Lamborghini’s, airplanes and yachts. Read the rest of this entry

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