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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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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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4 Reasons to Start a Home-Based Business

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4 Reasons to Start a Home-Based Business

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4 Reasons to Start a Home-Based Business

I’m sure most of you could come up with more than four reasons to start a home-based business and that’s OK. Today, however, I’d like to go over four reasons I find starting a home-based business can be a GOOD thing.

Reason Number One: Taxes

If you live in the United States and work as an employee you are in the WORST tax position you could be in relation to the tax codes. Now I’m not going to go into the politics of how taxes are structured but I will tell you that US tax code favors the risk takers in our CAPITALIST society. Therefore, business owners get the tax breaks.

When you drive to or from work your JOB it’s probably NOT a tax deduction.

If you have a home-based business do you need to drive to the post office, stop by the office supply store, go to a business meeting, etc.? Tax Deductible.

Need to fly to Seattle to visit your parents…probably not tax deductible.

Need to fly to Seattle for a business trip and also see your parents? Some of that COULD BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Please see a tax professional, but you can see that owning a home-based can have SIGNIFICANT tax implications. Read the rest of this entry

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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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Adding Value

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Adding Value—The Key to Magnetic Sponsoring

Not too long ago I was listening to a MLM guru talking about how he doesn’t go out hunting for leads; he lets the leads come to

Adding Value-The Key to Magnetic Sponsoring

him. After I got through laughing hysterically and picked myself off the floor I listened to what he had to say.

“Everyone walks around today listening to ONE radio station,” he said. “Can anyone guess which one that is?” he said looking around the room. Well of course all of us looked at each other with puzzled expressions. There’s NO WAY EVERYONE listens to the same radio station we were all thinking.

The speaker gave the question the obligatory, pregnant pause then continued, “Everyone in this room, in this building, and in this city listen to the same radio station; WII-Fm

Again we all looked at each other with even more bewilderment. We live WEST of the Mississippi river and EVERYONE knows all radio stations West of the Mississippi begin with the call letter “K” not “W”. The call letter “W” is reserved for stations EAST of the Mississippi.

“Everyone in this room listens to WII-Fm, he reiterated, station WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME (WII-Fm)?” Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook Marketing Ideas

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Facebook Marketing Ideas—Reaching Over 900 Million Prospects

 

Facebook Marketing Ideas

Now from the start I have to admit that I’m not a Facebook guru. In fact, up until yesterday I’d probably be the LAST guy you’d want to listen to about marketing on Facebook.

But then I got an e-mail from John Chow offering a free webinar about Facebook Marketing being presented by Amy Porterfield . If you didn’t know, Amy is a social media specialist and co-authored Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies.

Amy, by-the-way, has a background in marketing with Harley-Davidson and worked with Anthony Robbins two more reasons for me to listen to this Facebook Marketing expert.

All I can say is…WOW! Read the rest of this entry

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A Millionaire Mindset

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A Millionaire Mindset—Do You Think and Act Like a Millionaire?

 

A Millionaire Mindset

A Millionaire Mindset

Starting an online business has many advantages over a conventional brick-and-mortar business. Most online businesses, especially network marketing businesses have low entry costs and can be started on a part-time basis.

It’s no wonder then that thousands of people looking for additional income, a way to get out of the rat race, or a way to start a business choose network marketing.

While the low cost, part-time basis can have major appeal, it can also create significant challenges especially for new entrepreneurs without a Millionaire Mindset

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Great Blog Content

 

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Great Blog Content—5 Easy Ways to Get Ideas About What to Write

Blogging is one of the fastest growing, easiest, and least expensive ways to build a business online. Whether you goal is to increase traffic to an offline business or use the power of the Internet to grow an online business blogging may be for you.

One of the challenges people give for not starting a blog or foundering after a few weeks of blogging is the inability to come up with content to write about.

Let’s assume, and yes I know what “they” say about assuming, you have a blog already. If you have used Ray Higdon’s Prospect Target Matrix and have defined your target audience the rest will be easy. If you haven’t narrowed down who your target niche is I suggest you take time and decide who exactly are you writing your blog for. Bypassing this important step will only lead to frustration on your part. Haven’t you had enough frustration working your JOB?

 So how do you come up with great blog content? Content that will bring people to your blog? Read the rest of this entry

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Why An ONLINE Business?

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Why an ONLINE Business—Is an online business right for you?

If you are over forty, frustrated in your job, your business, your retirement, whatever…the thought of doing something different has probably crossed your mind. The idea of spending another twenty years or so in a cubicle or working for someone else probably isn’t too appealing. Nor is the thought of having to wait to retirement age…65 plus to learn how to surf or travel the world like you’ve always dreamed of.

Why An ONLINE Business

Why An ONLINE Business

If you’re under forty add another 20 plus years to that thought.

How do you change your situation? Be an entrepreneur!

The dream of owning a business, being the boss instead of being bossed is, in my humble opinion, the REAL American Dream. In fact I think it’s THAT dream that draws thousands of immigrants to our shores every year. It’s the opportunity to have a dream and the ability to ACT on that dream. Read the rest of this entry

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Are You a Primal Leader?

Are You a Primal Leader—Do You Draw People to You?

One of the keys of Attraction Marketing is understanding that humans are primal.

While we’d like to think that we have evolved greatly in the 21st century nothing could be farther from the truth. Humans are not much different than they were over 100,000 years ago.

Are You A Primal Leader

Are You a Primal Leader?

Anyone who has researched paleo diets, primal nutrition, or eating like a caveman understands that while we would like to think that humans have advanced PHYSICALLY over the past 10 or 20,000 years the truth is we haven’t.

Aficionados of the paleo/primal nutrition understand that humans evolved over 100’s of thousands of years. That being said they understand that the recent introduction of grains and dairy to human diets is has not improved our ability to process certain foods.

Humans have for the most part relied upon MEAT and FAT to survive for the vast majority of our existence. That being said, those who are proponents of paleo nutrition believe that human ailments such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and a vast majority of modern ailments are a result of trying to introduce unnatural foods and nutrition to our bodies. Read the rest of this entry

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