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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Blog Link Exchange for Big Traffic

Blog link exchange is surely an important way of driving traffic to your blog. But how does it work? The commonest method of link exchange is to link to a blog of you choice and the other blog links to yours. It starts by one party writing to the other and asking if they can link to his or her site in exchange for him or her linking to theirs. But what I find frustrating about this method is that links are exchanged only if both parties are willing to post links on their sites. It is a quid pro quo. I will link to your site if you link to mine. Period. But does it need to be like that? Why can't I link to the site I like without expecting the other party to do the same?

I have been think over this for some time now. Fortunately, recently I found the answer I was looking for.

This is what Michael writes in his article Link Exchanges ...

"Why is it that (new) bloggers these days will only link to somebody if they can do a link exchange with that person? I remember back in the good old days of blogging (2 years ago) when people would simply link to bogs that they liked and/or read. It trips me out how things have changed. Some of the requests I get really trip me out. It’s almost like me sending an email to Instapundit saying that I’ll link to you if and only if you link back to me. Yeah, that’ll be a successful tactic. Is blogging no longer about writing good content to get noticed or is it all about link exchanges to build traffic?"

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Is This The Death of Internet Marketing

I just got an email about Mike Filsaime's Free Report called - "The Death of Internet Marketing"

I will admit, like you may be feeling now, that I thought it was some hyped up offer to get me to join for free and get some offer...

...Turns out I was wrong. Way wrong.

The bottom line is, this report really opened my eyes to what really is the death of Internet marketing. The good news is, the report also shows you what you need to know to succeed in the near future.

The times are changing and I it would be a shame for anyone to not read this report and fail like many will.

I read it, and I wanted to share it with you ASAP.

I recommend you take a break from what ever it is you are doing if you can and get access to this report now.

Consider your future success by going here now...



PS - Mike says it will only be available for a few weeks at most so do not delay...

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Your Success is Equal to Your Why

Your WHY is the GOAL of your actions. Imagine doing something without knowing why you are doing it. What is the chance of your success? How will you know that the goal is achieved? A life without a why is goal-less and is like travelling on an ending road.

Knowing why you are doing something determines your success. Similarly, the size of your success is determined by how big or large your why is. A small why means a limited success. The bigger the why the larger is the success. It is true the bigger your dreams, the larger is your success.

Our lives are determined by our whys. When a child begins school at the first grade, his or her why is to move to the second, third grade, and so on. In the same manner, we move from on stage of our lives to the next because we have a goal. We know and have determined our goal. Our lives are not radar-less. Our why pushes us forward, gives us the impetus to continue even though the circumstances may be difficult.

Determine your why and the success in your life, business and all other undertakings is determined. Make your why bigger and your success becomes bigger.

Knowing the why means you will know when your goals are achieved. When you know why the end of the road is determined. Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People emplores us to "begin with the end in mind". Determine your goals and you have determined your success.

The why is the end. But if you want to succeed you must begin with the end. The end is the frame of reference or the criterion through which our actions are determined. Your actions must be congruent with your why. Keep the picture of your why in your mind and your actions will be determined accordingly. When your why is clear in your mind, your HOW, through which you achieve your why is provided. Your why brings your how. When you know where you want to go, determines which means, walking, riding, sailing or flying there, you take.

To succeed, determine your why and keep your actions congruent with the why.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Involvement and Ownership

In this post we are going to learn about the importance of "involvement and ownership" in selling and marketing. Again Joe Sugarman is our teacher.

“Talk to the prospect as if he or she already owns the product and is trying it out. Make the prospects use their imaginations to feel more involved in the buying process.”

Joe Sugarman

When we get involved and imagine what it would be like to own a product, we’re half way on our way to buying.

This trigger applies both to in person and print marketing. For example, if you were selling a new sports car in a show room, you would invite the prospect to get in the car to see and feel and smell what it would be like to drive it. Then, you’d encourage them to test-drive it, so they could experience the turning radius, brakes, CD player, and so forth. Your print ad should take the prospects on a similar mental journey, but your ad will need to guide them through the feelings of pride, exhilaration, confidence, and so forth of what this car will bring them.

Find an involvement device that ties in with what you’re selling. If you’re selling a car, you might offer a free “car toy” for taking a test drive. If you’re selling on the internet, allow people to listen to your testimonials, or take a virtual tour of your product or facility. Use contests and challenges to involve people. Joe tells of an offer he made about Spelling Computers in which people who found the spelling errors in his ad would get a product discount.

Use This Trigger!

Involvement and Ownership. If you sell person to person, plan your presentation to include helping people see, feel, hear and even smell what it will be like to own and use your product. Get them involved in the experience on physical and emotional levels. Practice using the feedback you’ve gotten from previous customers about what they experienced with your product. Then, encourage people to turn knobs, touch and “test drive” your product.

In print ads, develop copy that is designed to help people imagine what it will be like to use your product. Consider using an involvement devise in your ad that will cause people to take physical action as they consider your product – even if it’s to clip a coupon!

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Know The Product Nature

In the past three post we have learnt about the nature of the prospect. In this post we focus on the other component of sale, the nature of the product. One needs to understand the product nature to be able to sell it to the customers. Again we learn this from Joe Sugarman.

“Every product has a nature to it that you must understand to be successful in selling that product.”

Joe Sugarman

Learn everything you can about your product. Be an expert on how it’s made, how it’s used, and how it has unique applications for consumers. Talk to potential customers and get their insights. Discover the true nature of your product. Then, consider your own personal experiences and apply them to the value of your product. Tell the story of how your service will meet your customers’ needs or improve their lives.

“Each product has its own personality and nature – a special series of characteristics that can relate your product to a prospect. Recognize the nature of the product and relate its characteristics to the prospect and you will have the key to selling your prospect.”

Joe Sugarman

Use This Trigger!

* Make a list of reasons why people buy your product or service.
* What are the emotional reasons behind purchasing your product?
* What can you say to prospects to bring out these reasons for their consideration?

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Know the Nature of the Prospect

To continue our learning of the prospect, I present today some quatations and reflections by Joe Sugarman, the author of the TRIGGERS, on the topic know the nature of the prospect.

“You have a great product or service and you’ve figured out the basic appeal of your product in both emotional and logical ways. The next step is to learn about your prospect. What makes him or her tick? What are the emotional and logical reasons that your prospect will buy your product?” Joe Sugarman

What are the motivations of your prospects? If you don’t know, you must find out. You will then create a sales presentation that matches your product or service with your prospects’ desires. Whether your product is sophisticated or simple, it is tied to emotional needs, and knowing your buyer will enable you to trigger those emotions.

Use This Trigger!

Talk to your prospects and find out what is important to them. What emotions do they feel about your product or service? How can your product meet their needs? How can you best communicate that information?

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Here Are Correct Answers to Yesterday's Post

OK. You rated yesterday's items from 1 to 10, most important to least important. We'll see how you're thinking and are you thinking like a prospect?

OK. #1, and it won by a landslide is:

1. Who gave the presentation?

Is that a surprise? Its about YOU. People join people, they dont join companies. So the most important item toprospects by a landslide is "who gave the presentation?"

Again, that's from a prospect standpoint. Maybe to us its more important to know the company name, how long its been in business, whos the founder, and so forth. But the prospect wants to know exactly who gave the presentation. This is a people business, When you care about people, they relate to that.

2. Up-line support.

Back to YOU again, the 2nd most important factor, again by a landslide. Prospects need to know if YOU will be of any help to them. And will the up-line be any help?

So number one is, people join people ... but #2 is pretty much the same. They want to know if they can do it. And were definitely not going to join somebody we dont like, because then wed have to work with them.

3. Training Provided.

Look at this! They aren't even wondering about money yet, we havent talked about a company, were still talking about YOU. #3 is about you again. Do you have a conference call we can plug into? Do you have some systems in place to help us be successful? Do you have training? Does the company do training? Are you a good sponsor? Will you help me?

A LOT of people aren't sure they can do this. Maybe it's their first exposure to network marketing. But if they know they'll be trained by someone who's good, that raises their belief level.

One thing I do with my people, when I work with someone or when I sponsor someone I tell them please, please, listen to this specific tape. Or read this book. And I tell them please do not talk to anybody.

I dont want you to go try to sell your friends family. Let me work with you, help you get educated on this business. We'll work together to get you successful. So its critical that you help that person and give themthe training they need.

I know some new people get just the opposite. You join and the first thing you hear is, "OK. Lets go hammer the phones. Make your list today. We'll start calling tomorrow at 5:00PM when you get off work."

I'm saying, "Back up! Don't burn that bridge." If I just joined your business and had no idea what I was talking about, I'd probably say the wrong thing. I'd excited and leave things out. Youre excited that you joined, but lets say the right thing, not burn that warm market.

4. Marketing Plan and Potential Earnings.

So were almost halfway through the list. And NOW the prospect is finally wondering, "Can I make some money?" Its not really about can they make some money. Its more, can YOU train me? Can YOU help me make money?

And how much money isn't the issue. Its just, "Can I do this and make some money?" So 1, 2, 3 were about you. Then we finally get to money. They want to know a little about the compensation plan. Dont go into great detail, because they probably won't understand much of it, anyway.

5. Product Line.

We finally get to products. Are you paying close attention? Because if you've got a prospect, and you try to tell them the secret ingredients, how the product works or how your long distance service switches work, how deep the cables are buried or whatever your product or service is ...... then you're going at this bass ackwards! People don't care about that stuff. They just want to know, What's the product? Can I use it? Don't waste your time teaching them how many grams of sodium it has. Keep it simple.

Lets recap.

First, they need to like the person who did the presentation. So you need to learn a bit about them and identify with them.

Next, they want to make sure they can do it. They want to believe.

Third, they want to make sure you and the people you work with can train them.

Then comes money.

Then comes product line.

Is that how you had the first 5 on YOUR list? Do you follow this order of importance when you talk to people?

What should you remember:

People join people. They don't join companies.

6. Being first in the area.

Have you noticed we havent even talked about the company yet, but were being first in the area? People don't want to blaze a trail, but the they do want to see there's a large potential to have some growth there.

7. Company Literature shown.

There are a LOT of networkers who focus on the literature. But this isn't a reading business. It's a relationship business. If you don't believe that, take a look at the top 3 on this list again.

If you're relying on a sales brochure to sell someone or an audiotape or a videotape, youd better think again.

Its back to you.

If I have a real nice 3D presentation, holograms, smoke and lights, that's great. But if I don't connect with people on a personal level, nothing else matters.

8. Company Image.

Maybe you show a video featuring a 20,000 square foot office warehouse, on three acres in an exclusive suburb, all the bells whistles. Big whoop. That's #8 on their list, barely on the radar.

Why bother?

They just need to know the company is there, its legitimate, not hiding behind some post office box or working out of a storage unit, and will send them a check. Thats basically all they care about at this point.

So were almost to the end of what's important to prospects. But Ive been to a lot of presentations, and "Company Image" tends to be the FIRST thing shown mentioned.

"Hi. My company name is Blah-Blah. They're great. I'm now going to waste 20 minutes of your valuable time tell you all about them."

A lot of presentations that are done bass-ackwards, from a prospects angle ... which is the ONLY angle that matters.

9. Is The Sales Kit provided?

Now the prospect wants to know that you do have a good video, you do have good literature, youve got tools and services they can use to build their business. So YOU are still the most important thing and the sales kit is almost the least important thing!

But how many presentations have you seen where first they talk about the company, then they show the sales kit? Prospects dont care. They need to know if you can help them, if the upline can help them. Can they make some money? Can you help them be successful?

Which brings us to our final item ...

10. Company Management experience.

LEAST important to the prospect is that the president is a family man, and hes got four or five families to prove it. It does not matter to the prospect.

So this whole process is way simpler than most people


1. Make sure they like you.

2. Make sure they believe they can do it.

If you don't do those two, nothing else matter's. Think about all this for a second. You're talking to a prospect. You start off with the company management experience, which is the least important thing to them.

Now your prospect is leaning back, eyes are glazed over, zoned-out, nodding off.

They've heard it all before, and they just don't care. But what if you start with the most important thing first

- YOU!

Tell them a story about your experience in the business (or your upline's experience, if you're new). Tell them how you work with people, and exactly what you'll do to help them be successful.

THAT is what prospects want.

OK. It's time to score your quiz.

Take the difference between what you had and the correct answer. (E.g., if you had #10 Company Management experience ranked #1, youd have a difference of 9. Do that with every item. Now youll see how YOU are thinking, compared to how the prospect is thinking. When I took this test myself, I scored a twelve. That taught me was I was thinking more like the prospect. But remember, I've been at this since 1994.

A friend of mine with an insurance background took this test. He scored a very high number. He was thinking like the company owner, not like a prospect.To him, when you sell life insurance, you tell them the company is a hundred years old they're A+ rated. You give them all your flyers and brochures. Its all company, company, company. The least important thing was him.

So when he turned around those two things he had number 1 number 10 and number 10 number 1. When he turned those around in his mind his score was almost the same as mine. I'll bet there are a ton of networkers who look at this backwards.

It doesn't matter if you're a well-trained networker or completely new. You have to think like a prospect. What you know doesnt matter. It's what your prospect thinks that matters.

A lot of people have quit in this industry. You do a presentation and the prospect says, "Well, you know what? I already tried this and it doesnt work."

Or maybe one of your people sponsors someone new. And the first person they go to says, "You know what? I tried one of those things, they really dont work."

Why do you think most people fail in network marketing? They quit because something happened. Why do you think most people fail?

Of course, some people are just quitters. They quit school, they quit marriages, they quit jobs, they just quit because that's what they do.

But what Ive learned in network marketing is the biggest reason people fail is, they fail to get educated. If you were a ditch digger, a doctor, a lawyer, a carpenter, or a plumber, you'd have to get educated.

Network marketing is no different. You need to read books. Listen to audiotapes. Most important, find a mentor. When a young person decides to become a doctor, they go to school for 8 years first. They create ZERO income over those 8 years. They just study and go to school.Then they get out with a chance to make an income.

In network marketing, you can get educated and build your business at the same time. After 8 years of getting educated and building your business you can be making 10 times the money that a doctor will make.

So you have to get yourself educated first. And realize you've been doing network marketing since age 5, recommending products since age 5. You have a TON of experience doing this!

You've just never picked up the check before. So youre doing it since age 5. Nobodys every arrested you for recommending and promoting your favorite cereal or restaurant or movie. So it must be legal.

You have experience. You don't need any special degree to get started and be successful. I'd bet you will NEVER quit recommending or promoting things to other people.

You may just as well pick up the check. When you get your people to understand that, they will
never quit.

Take care,

Paul Birdsall

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

How To Think Like A Prospect!

Today you'll learn "How To Think Like A Prospect!"
A good friend of mine, Tom "Big Al" Schreider, has
traveled the world promoting his M-L-M business. He's
discovered what prospects consider most important in
deciding on a company.

Rate these items yourself, from 1 to 10, most important
to least important.

I strongly encourage you to REALLY do this exercise. It
will take maybe 5 minutes. Tomorrow, I'll give you the
REAL answers from prospects around the world.

And if you discover THEIR thinking is radically different
from YOUR thinking ... well, that could explain a lot!
One more thing: #1 in this poll won by a LANDSLIDE. Not
even close.

So it should be real easy for YOU, an M-L-M professional,
to get #1 right.


OK. Let's do it!
Get your pen. Here's the list:

  • Company literature shown
  • Marketing plan potential earnings
  • Training provided
  • Who gave the presentation
  • Product line
  • Company management experience
  • Up-line support
  • Company image
  • Sales kit provided
  • Being first in your area

Now just list those down from 1 to 10, most important to
least important.

Tomorrow: "The Correct Answers 1-5"

Take care,

Paul Birdsall

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

More Powerful and Better than Email Marketing...!

If you've been following what's been going on in the last few
days in the Internet Marketing scene then I'm sure by now you've
at least heard about

A lot of people are saying really good things about the site,

but are they true?

I decided to write up an honest review of the site, covering

what I believe to be its strengths and its weaknesses, just
to clear it up once and for all...
======================================= - Strengths and Weaknesses

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars (* * * * 1/2)

In A Nutshell

A catchy new viral marketing tool, capable of broadcasting
messages directly to people's desktops. Easy to use, and
caters primarily to those who have something they want to
promote and are looking for a better way to do it.

(Read on for why I didn't give it 5 stars)

1. Initial Impressions


When I was first introduced to, I wasn't
quite sure exactly what to think. Everyone was saying it was
going to be more powerful than e-mail marketing, but this
seemed like too bold of a claim.

I signed up anyway, since I usually give things a chance --
that's how I have found the several sites I do really trust
and rely on.

The signup process did take about 60 seconds, as advertised,
and their software program downloaded and installed in about
30 seconds. No long, tedious install processes here. If you
own downloadable software, you might want to take a look at
how quick their install process is.

Right after installing the software, it ran immediately, and
I was quickly presented with a tool to invite my friends.

Within one-click's access was my Inbox, the tool to send
broadcasts, a statistics page, and my favorite, the "Build
Your Network" page.

I'll get more into why that's my favorite page later.

2. Viral Growth

This is where the site really shines, in my opinion. The
purpose of a viral marketing site is that you should be able
to invite just a few people, and then it will start growing
on its own.

Many sites claim to work like this, but few actually work as
I'm not sure if it's because of their unique concept or the
slick implementation, but this site is REALLY viral. Here's
some of the testimonials they got, which I think sum it up

pretty well:

"I haven't ever seen a system build a downline so
fast. I joined your program just to try something
new. Four days later I had a downline of 43 people.
This is unbelievable."

~ Harry Joseph

"I invited just a handful of people only a few days
ago and I already have 48 members on 5 levels below
me. I am going to keep promoting this, but I see it
has a life of it's own now. I couldn't stop my
network from expanding if I wanted to!

~ David Parton

"This website is so viral - I received over 100
sign-ups and my network is already 5 levels deep in
less than 48 hours."

~ Rene Keiser

Although they obviously can't guarantee results for anyone,
the general consesus is that most people who do get those
initial few people in are experiencing results similar to

I give an A+ for spreading like wildfire.

3. Direct-To-Desktop Broadcasts

So, once you have the people in your network from the direct
invitations and the viral growth, then it really gets cool.
Now is when you get to broadcast whatever message you want
directly to their desktops.

Gone are the days of sending out emails and wondering if
they were received due to spam filters and crowded inboxes.

If you upgrade to their Platinum membership, then you can even
get exact statistics on the percentage of your broadcasts that
were opened, but the Platinum membership is not the subject
of this review.

Here's how it works -- the software is
what allows the direct-to-desktop communication to be
received. Since everyone in your network will have the application installed, just as you do,
this is what allows such smooth and instant communication
to occur.

Within one hour of your sending the message, everyone in your
network who is online will receive a notification on their
desktop that they can click to read your message.

Anyone who isn't online at the time will receive it when they
log on next.

I'm sure you can see why this type of communication has been
more successful than email as of late, so I won't get into
it too much here. The basic point though is that there's no
way your message can be lost, overlooked, or blocked by any

If you upgrade to their Platinum service you can do things
like embed video and sound right into the broadcast, but
again, I'll save the Platinum service for another review.

4. Building Your Network

Most sites out there nowadays don't really help you build a
network of people below you. They just throw you a URL and
tell you to run with it.

While this works for most advanced people, it's not something
that's very easy for people who are just starting out. went really far this time to make sure
that everyone has a way to bring people into their network,
regardless of skill level.

When you click on the "Build Your Network" link from within
their application, you'll be presented with a surprising
number of tools to help you build your downline.

Everything from banners, to popups, to text ads, to invitation
tools, to emails to send out, etc.

Then, they continue to offer something which I haven't seen on

any Internet Marketing site yet -- they have a "Starting From

Scratch" section, designed specifically for people who have
no list and no website with traffic.

If you're in that position, then you'll love this section,
since they detail specific strategies you can use to promote (or anything for that matter), even if
you don't have anything to start with.

Quite a valuable resource.

5. Not For Everyone

With all that said, the only downside to
is that it's not for everyone.

Of course, some might see that as an upside, since it's a more
targetted opportunity.

Basically, the bottom line is that is a
promotional tool. You need to have something you want to
promote or advertise before you can really make use of the

This is all due to the fact that the basic concept is that
you build a viral network of people, and then broadcast
something to it.

But, this "something" is whatever you want, so you must
already have something you'd want to send to a lot of people.

If you don't have something yet, you could start building your
network first, and then once you get something to promote
you'll be ready to launch it immediately.

If you do have something to promote, that's when the site
really shines.

6. Conclusion

I would recommend this site to anyone who has something to
promote or advertise.

It definitely works, and your downline will grow extremely
fast if you put some energy into getting it started.

The direct-to-desktop broadcasts are a killer app in today's
online climate, where emails barely even get through anymore.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it has
nothing to offer for people who don't have anything to

promote or advertise yet.

If you want to advertise or promote something to a lot of
people in a unique and poweful way, then this site is for

At any rate, my general opinion is that since it's so quick to

set up and try, if you have something you want to promote you
might as well go check it out.

You can always remove it later if you decide you don't like it.

Here's the link where you can sign up:

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Why Pay-It-Forward4Profit is Different?

By now I bet you have heard about PayItForward4Profit (PIF4P) or came across one of their sales website. If you have not taken time to check it out, I advise you to do so. PIF4P is a program with a difference. But what really makes it standout among most other internet home businesses? I will attempt to list here a few characteristics which has made it a success.

First, it is a DUPLICABLE SYSTEM. Anyone no matter their level of education and internet marketing experience can succeed in this program. A duplicable system teaches it members only one thing - how to bring traffic to the system. Then the system does the contact, follow-up, prospecting and conversion or sale for you. PIF4P members do only one thing only - They get traffic to their sales website. That is why you may be seeing many PIF4P website in every traffic programe you get into, forums, ezines etc. Now bringing traffic to your website is not so difficult if the system does the rest for you.

Second, it TEACHES YOU HOW TO GET TRAFFIC (leads). Above I have shown you how all that is required of you is to get traffic to your website. While other programs leave the task of learning how to get traffic to members, the PIF4P has developed a step by step success guide that teaches and gives its members all the tools for getting traffic. Isn't that terrific. All you need to do is follow the guide and do what it says. You do not require to do anything outside the guide. As such, you do not need to bother with all other methods and courses that are floating in the internet. If you stick to the guide you will succeed.

Third, it OFFERS LIVE TRAINING CALLS EVERYDAY. To complement the success guide, offer onward education to its members and follow up with new members, PIF4P offers different live training programs. The training sessions are also recorded and provided in the back office for members to access at their own disposal. For example, if you missed one of the live training sessions you can go to the back office and access it. The training sessions are done by the founders of PIF4P and they are remarkable. There are also a lot of question sessions where members get their problems resolved and share their experiences. The idea is also to help members explain the program to their downline. All what a sponsor should do is invite their downline to a training session. They are not required to explain the program to their members but if they can, they can do so.

Fourth, it is A FUNDED SPONSORING FRANCHISE. It is a solution to a problem. Franchises work. That is why they have modelled the system on a funded franchise proposal. For a franchise imagine McDonalds or Subway. PIF4P system builds your business like McDonalds or Subway. It teaches its members to do only 3 things. a) to provide customer service b) teach members how to take orders c) train new members to provide service and take orders. Unlike Mcdonalds and Subway, PIF4P is a funded sponsoring franchise - a low cost opportunity that has value. It pays you to prospect by providing easy and inexpensive programs to join with high value. It gets you into cashflow as soon as possible.

Those are only four characteristics that I think are outstanding but there are many others.

CAUTION: A word of caution. This program is not for everyone. It is for persons who are serious about making money and building a long time residual income. Dilly dallies cannot handle this. It is powerful. If you are not serious do not attempt to get in. Try something else please. But if you have what it takes ... Please

Check it out now...!

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Traffic, Traffic and More Traffic is all that Matters

In any online business traffic to the marketing website is all that matters, when you have a good working system. Just like in traditional offline business where advertisement is the soul of success of the business, so is with online business. Today, I am going to discuss the two most important ingridients in online business that determines success.

The first ingridient is a good, workable and duplicatable system. A system is very important in any business even offline. There is a story told in one of Robert Kiyosaki's (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad) books about the power of a system. He draws on anology of two business persons who started a business of selling water in a village where water was down a steep cliff. The task was to bring water up to the village. The first person decided to go down the cliff and carry buckets of water up and sold them to the villagers. He would do this the whole day, every day. Later when he had made enough money, he decided to buy a donkey and therefore increased the amount of water he brought and sold in the village. As he made more money, he decided to invest on a cart and therefore carried and sold even more water. His business was growing and succeeding but it was limited to what he could do at any given time.

The other person left the village and did nothing. But after one year he came back after having negotiated a loan and started laying down pipes and generators to pump water from down the cliff to the village. He put water meters which calculated how much each person or household would pay for the water used. He made the water available to the people around the clock and they did not wait for the donkey and the cart to come. He effectively drove the first person out of business. The reason for his success is he decided to build a workable system that supplied the village with water on continous basis. The other person failed because he did not have a system.

A system which is workable and duplicable is very important in an online business. But a system alone is not enough because online business is not like the village where the customers were determined and availble. Online, business is about search for customers.

Traffic is the second ingridient of success in online business. A good system without traffic will not work. It must be fed with traffic. In that sense, once you have a good system which is duplicable and working well, the only concern would to drive traffic to the website. Of course, the quality of traffic is important. But your success is determine by the size of the quality traffic reaching the website. Once the traffic reaches the website, the system takes over and does the prospecting and converting of the traffic to sign-ups or sales. Since the system is duplicable this should work also for those you bring in. If they too drive tones of traffic to their website the system will do the rest for them.

A good system therefore eliminates the task of contacting, prospecting and converting sign-ups or doing the sale. It leaves the person with one task only - GETTING TRAFFIC and DRIVING TRAFFIC to the website. When viewed this way doing business online should not be difficult but one has to make sure you have a good duplicable system. Then just do the traffic part.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Power of Reinvesting Profits in Advertising

The key to success in building a large organisation and huge residual income in network marketing is the understanding of the power of reinvesting profits in advertising. But it does not only work in advertising. Try it in everything you do, like in saving which is known as the power of compounding and see it work miracles.

Have you heard the story of doubling 1 dollar a day for thirty days. It goes like this next day you will have 2 dollars, the third day 4 dollars, the fourth day 8 dollars, the fifth day 16, the sixth day 32, Seventh day .... and so on to 10,737,418.24 dollars on the 30th day.

If you apply the above example into advertising and you reinvest your profits every month you can build huge organisation and residual income. Take for example if you are making a profit of $100 a month with your current advertising budget and you reinvest $100 the following month you have increased your budget. Let say your profit doubles the next month to $200 and you reinvest the whole amount again in advertising. The budget then doubles for the 3rd month to $400 and 4th month is $800. If you do this for 12 months in the 12th month your profit will be $409,600.

The same principle will apply to building your organisation. If with your current budget you are able to bring 10 persons into your organisation in a month, by doubling your budget next month you will bring 20 persons and in the third month 40 persons and so on. In the 12th month your organisation will have built to 40,960 persons.

The key to building a huge organisation and residual income is reinvesting your profits for advertising purposes. You will determine what percentage of the profits you want to apply for advertising every month. The higher percentage you allocate the bigger the profits earned.

The above examples will only work if your advertisement are pulling the best results. It is important therefore to test your advertisement so that you use the best one only. The key is also to know which advertisements work for you otherwise you will be wasting advertisement money on useless marketing.
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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Follow Up and Build a Huge Network of Buyers and Recruiters!

This may sound simple, but it works wonders in the viral marketing world. Many people fail in networking business because they do not understand the magic of follow up. They bring people in their downline and organisation but they never contact them to find out how they are doing and give tips on how to build their organisation too.

Network marketing and online business is about duplication. You duplicate what your sponsor and upline are doing and your downline duplicates what you do and theirs they do the same and so on.

Go ahead and contact the people you've brought in below you, and coach them on how they can start to bring people in, just like you did.

Then, coach them on how to coach the people below them, etc.

This is really powerful, because if you start passing what you know down the line, and part of what you know is passed down, then everyone will start passing the training down.

What's a good way to contact the people below you? Well, you probably have the contact info for the people you brought in individually. Call them if you can.

But, you might also want to consider sending out a broadcast with tips about how people can grow their network. After all, it will go to everyone below you, and it will cause your network to grow too.

If you do not have a way to broadcast your message to your downline so that they will see it and it does not end up in the BULK EMAIL folder as SPAM, we have found a very good program you can use. It is free to download and it will also build for you the organisation.

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That is it. Follow Up and increase your profits.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

This Has Helped Me Enormously!

This little concept has really helped me since I learned about it.

The concept is that everyone wants to make huge improvements in certain areas of their life (say, business), but making a huge improvement is never easy.

So, how about this? Make a 1% improvement every day. In a few days that won't be much, but a year later you're talking a huge, exponential improvement...Calculate it out yourself.

I apply this concept to everything I do. I especially apply it in my internet business by trying to just personally refer one more person every day.

Don't stop, and even a few months from now your network will be massive.

Just a thought!

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Monday, October 02, 2006

Most Popular 10 Home Businesses

By Stephen Karanja

If you are just starting to use the internet and are looking to make some money, here are the top 10 home businesses that you might consider.

1. Affiliate programs. In an affiliate program, you mostly act as a middleman between your partner company and the buying public. You will be promoting the goods and services that your partner merchant company sells, and in return you will receive a percentage of the sales you generate. Alternatively, you can also advertise your partner merchant’s site, and will be paid according to the number of people who you can redirect.

2. Paid Surveys. All companies who wish to stay competitive have to conduct market research. The internet allows these companies to conduct these surveys at a reduced cost. If you fit the demographic profile that is required for a particular survey, you may choose to participate and be compensated accordingly. While most paid surveys do not pay much, participating in a bunch of them is a good way to make some extra money.

3. E-mail processing. You will be asked to perform a few tasks concerning an e-mail, or a group of e-mail messages. You will most likely be paid according to the number of e-mails you process. Another easy job that just about anyone can do.

4. Home Data Entry. Home data entry is considered to be a great work-at-home opportunity, and it definitely deserves a spot in the top 10 home businesses. You will be doing mostly clerical work, inputting information that your clients will require. However, this sort of job usually pays well, provided that you can find a good employer.

5. Typing. This is a pretty straightforward job. People who do not have the time or the inclination to type their work may ask you to do it for them. Of course, you will receive a fee for completing such jobs. Considering that this job doesn’t require too much skill from the outset, it could be a great way to earn a little extra cash.

6. Medical Transcription. In medical transcription, you will be asked to type out on paper what doctors have recorded on tape. This particular work-at-home opportunity requires a little bit of training. A basic knowledge of medical jargon is required.

7. Legal Transcription. In legal transcription, you will be asked out to type on paper what lawyers have recorded on tape. Like medical transcription, this requires some training. An understanding of legal terms is often necessary.

8. Online Store. If you have something to sell, you can set up an online store on your website.

9. Call Center Agent. In the booming call center agency, there are many positions that are open to people who can speak English (or any of the major foreign languages) well. As long as you are willing to undergo some training and work at specified hours, you are most likely qualified to work in this growing industry.

10. Miscellaneous Freelance Work. If you have a salable skill that commands a price outside, then it is probably a skill that you can sell online as well.

Below is our most successful home business that you may want to consider. We give you all tools and support you need to succeed and you will join thousands of successful home business enterprenuers.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Legalities of Running a Home Based Business

By Stephen Karanja

Most people are put off by the legalities associated with running a home based business. But they forget that it for their protection and their customers such legalities are put in place. In this article, I will take you through the necessity of the legalities.

There is much enjoyment to be had in running a home business, but did you know that there are also quite a few legalities you will need to keep in mind? It is true, you will not be able to simply open up your doors and hang out a sign. As a matter of fact, depending on the business you are running in your home, there are probably a number of rules and regulations you will need to follow.

For example, if you are planning on opening a home day care business, you will need to have a license to operate. This will mean that a city inspector will come in and take a look at your residence to make sure it meets the safety codes and rules that your city and state has set forth for such home daycare centers. Additionally, you will need to permit occasional visits from the overseeing government agency to ensure you are still up to code.

If you are living in a covenant controlled community, you will need to dig up the bylaws of your homeowners’ association and take a look about what it says with respect to home based businesses. Some associations do not permit businesses to be run out of homes within their vicinity, while others only limit the kinds of business you may engage in or the hours of operation.

If you are not under the auspices of a homeowners’ association, you will still want to check in with the zoning commission to make sure that your proposed home business will not violate any zoning laws in your area. The same is true for signage. While you will need some signs that advertise the location of your business, you need to find out what the neighborhood and city limitations are. This may pertain to size, color, and also placement of any sign.

Other legalities to observe include insurance issues. For example, if a customer were to enter your home business location and fell in the course of doing business with you, your homeowners’ insurance will probably not cover any of the injuries she or he sustains. You will need to contact your insurance company to find out if you need a special waiver, rider, or a different policy altogether.

While these legalities may appear to be a wrench in your home business, do keep in mind that they are designed to protect you, your customers, and everyone else doing a similar kind of business. Adhering to certain standards and obtaining licenses and permits will actually give you a leg up with the competition, since you can show how your business is superior to anyone else’s – simply by displaying your licenses and permits. As a matter of fact, you could say that the legalities of running a business in your home make for great marketing tools!

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Successfully Work At Home with Your Own Home Business

By Stephen Karanja

Working at home can be joyous but also challenging. In order to be successful in working you own home business, it is necessary to observe some basic rules. In this article, I will give you tips on working home with your own business.

To own your home business and to work at home are the two most often uttered phrases when an employee is asked what they would love to do instead of going to work every day. Perhaps it is the sense of accomplishment that goes hand in hand with owning a home business, or maybe it is the joy of being at home in familiar surroundings while still doing work that will earn you a check. Whatever the case may be, successfully working at home with your own home business is not something that happens by chance but instead something that needs to be planned.

Here are some tips on working at home with your own business:

Set up a home office. Working at home has many perks, but if you do not have a dedicated work space, you will not be able to enjoy them very much. After all, your business’ credibility will suffer if prospective customers hear the Disney channel in the background. Set apart some work space that will allow you to close a door or at least to be undisturbed by whatever goes on in another part of your home.

Set some office hours and stick to them. It is tempting to devote every waking hour to your new business, but keep in mind that doing so will not only lead to a quick burnout, but it will also counteract any positive experiences you could have while working at home – such as spending more time with your family, actually cooking them a nutritious breakfast, or being home and available when the school bus drops off the kids. It is not fair to your family to work during off hours!

Learn to say “no.” For reasons that may invite endless speculation, when friends and family hear that you are now working from home, many will take this as an open invitation to drop by and visit, request that you watch their kids, or run some errands. It is important to gently but firmly say “no” when these requests fall during your business hours. Remember, you took this step so you could be home with your family! If you begin toying with your business hours to help out everyone who asks, you will find yourself compromising the time you have scheduled for your family!

Be innovative, think outside the box, and do not be afraid to try something new. This is true especially when it comes to marketing your new business! If, for example, you run a pet grooming business and if you own a dog, go ahead and dress the little canine up in a cute costume and then hand out flyers at the local park.

As you can see, running a successful home business depends on your ability to work at home undisturbed and with all the discipline that working for an employer previously demanded.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Very Profitable Home Business!

Engaging in a Profitable Home Business

By Stephen Karanja

The idea of starting a profitable business can be intimidating. But it need not be. In this article, I suggest some important considerations important in engaging in a profitable home business.

Not all home based business are profitable. Many of those who tried setting up a home based business found themselves at a loss and ended up closing down. Engaging in a profitable home business requires skills and a lot of patients, not to mention funds that can be used a capital. However, if you do you homework and invest enough time, effort and capital into your business, chances are you will reap some profits a few months after.

What can be considered profitable home business? Depending on you skills and present circumstances, you can always find a profitable home business that is suited for you. The key to finding this business is to take an inventory of what you have in terms of skills and resources. After conducting your inventory of what you have, study you target market. You might ask, what is a target market? Despite the somewhat intimidating term, target market simply mean the people whom you think will buy the goods or services you want to offer. So your task is identify these people who will serve as your market and find out their buying habits. Why do you need to know their buying habits? You are selling goods and services right? If you are selling or offering something, you should have a working knowledge as to how much and how often your target will buy such goods or services you will offer. For instance, if you are offering gardening services, you should be able to identify people who have gardens, what plants they want to have in their gardens and at what time of the year can you expect to sell your services to them.

After identifying your target market, identify your competitors. Your competitors could be your gauge as to how profitable the industry is. If there are many competitors who are doing really well in their business, you can safely say that this is a profitable home business. Usually, where most of your competitors are doing really well, this is an indication that there is still some room for you to start a business of the same nature.

What about the pricing of good of services, how does one go about it? The price of your goods and services play a big role in the success of your business. In order to have profitable home business, you should know the price, which your target market is willing to pay for your goods and services. Again, you gauge for your prices could be your competitors. Find out how much your competitors are changing their customers and compare their prices. If you are new and relatively unknown, it would be a good idea to peg your prices lower than those of the established businesses. People love good services but they also like to pay less for it so if you want to get into the boat of a profitable home business, start will lower prices.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Finding Your Top Home Base Business

By Stephen Karanja

Success means different things to different people. In this article, I will explore what success means. But ultimately it is you who will define your own success. Finding your top home business means defining your personal success.

Finding the top home base business is for you is not one of the simplest things in the world, but if you are able to pinpoint it, you have taken an incredible step towards personal success.

The top home base business for you is does not necessarily mean the most profitable in terms of money, nor is it the job that offers the best prospects of advancement. The best business for you is simply the one that can propel you towards your own definition of success, whatever that definition may be.

Most people define success as having a lot of money, or having a lot of people look up to you. While these are valid criteria for success, they leave out too many other variables that make up human happiness. No one really wants to make money for money itself. After all, who wants to spend their lives just accumulating paper?

We run after money because it represents a whole lot of the other things that we want in life. Money helps us take care of our basic needs, such as food, clothing, and shelter. It also gives us the capacity to do things and go places that we otherwise could not have engaged in. In other words, money gives us possibility. If it can provide anything beyond that, however, is open to question.

When looking for the tope home base business to engage in, how much you can earn from it is definitely an important consideration. But don’t neglect all the other aspects as well. For instance, will you be happy operating such a business? Would you able to really “sink your teeth” into it? If you take a person who was meant to be a teacher and place him in a job that denies him his dream, he will be unhappy, no matter how well he may be compensated in money. Similarly, take someone who absolutely wants nothing to do with children and place him in a classroom, and he will probably be miserable whatever the size of his paycheck is.

Before anything else then, take stock of your inclinations. The top home business for you is one that is in line with what you love. Such a business may not become the top moneymaker in the world, but in all likelihood it will succeed. After all, if you engage in the work that you love, it won’t be work at all. It will be a labor of love, and you will most likely find happiness in pursuing such an occupation. And, being happy with what you do, you will invariably end up doing an excellent job. This will be your key to greater financial rewards. Wouldn’t you rather have money and happiness both at the same time?

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Factors for a Serious Home Based Business Opportunity

By Stephen Karanja

Let me start by asking you whether you have seriouly given thought to starting your own home based business. If you have that is good. On the other hand, if you have not it does not really matter. In this article, I am going to take you through some important factors for wanting to have your own home based business.

Home businesses are forms of employment which are increasing in number annually. Individuals favor this type of employment as they are able to work out of their home and make a living by doing so. There are many beneficial factors which make engaging in serious home based business opportunity a wise decision. Some of these include being able to stay home with the kids, eliminate a work commute and be your own boss. There are various factors which equal a serious home based business opportunity and some of these will be discussed below.

Ability to Make a Good Living from It

One will find that a serious home based business opportunity is one which allows individuals to make a good living from their self-employment. As opposed to part time jobs from home, one who engages in a serious venture will be able to pay the bills and have money left over to spend on other items as well.

Business Plan

Individuals who have constructed a business plan for their home business will find that this in and of itself equates with a serious home based business opportunity. Those who take the time and effort to establish a business plan for their business truly show that they wish to make their business a serious venture and make it a complete success.

Offering Desired Goods and Services

One who is interested in engaging in a serious home based business opportunity must make sure that the goods and services which they offer to the public are desirable in nature. It is important to ensure that a home based business, or any business for that matter, offers items which will sell and make a good profit for the business owner. With a serious home based business opportunity, this is an absolute requisite.

Offer Convenient Hours to the Public

A serious home based business opportunity is one where the business owner will be sure to offer convenient hours to the public. As many individuals need to obtain goods and services at off-times, it is important that the business owner provides convenient hours for the public to take advantage of.


Many individuals take part in home based businesses. Some do so on a part time basis whereas others operate on a full time schedule. For those individuals who are interested in engaging in a serious home based business opportunity, they must ensure that certain factors are addressed. One should be able to make a living from their business, have a set business plan, offer great goods and services and be open to the public at hours most convenient to individuals who need assistance. By keeping these factors in mind, a business owner will be more likely to operate a serious home based business opportunity.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Work at Home Internet Business Opportunities: What’s Available?

By Stephen Karanja

Internet business is booming. Now, more than ever, can you can be sure to find work at home internet business opportunities. No matter where you are or what you do, you can be sure to find an opportunity that will allow you to make a decent living. It all depends on how well-informed you are.

To save you a little bit of work, this article will outline some of the most common work at home internet business opportunities available. This list includes:

Affiliate programs. No list of work at home internet business opportunities is complete without mentioning affiliate programs. Hundreds of thousands of people now make a full-time living in this burgeoning industry. In an affiliate program, you usually earn commissions by selling someone else’s product or advertising his or her site. It’s a simple enough concept. You sign up with a partner company, help them to sell their products or raise awareness of their company, and you get paid for your services. If you plan to make some money here, it is probably best to build your own website. If you do not have the technical knowledge to do so, you can buy some site generators or simply ask someone else to do it.

Online Data Entry. Another straightforward position. Often, data entry simply requires that you key in some information into forms that your employer will provide. While some training is needed to get started (and often a joining fee), it is nevertheless a simple job. As long as you can find a good employer, this is one of the easier ways to make money over the internet.

Writing. As you can imagine, writing is an important part of the growth of the internet. If you are reasonably literate and learn quickly, you can probably start writing for pay on the internet. There are an unlimited number of topics that you can write on, as well as a number of writing formats that are available. For example, you can choose to write content articles, an e-book, or simply run a blog. For excellent writers, work at home internet business opportunities are never lacking online.

Paid E-mails/Surveys. This is another straightforward work at home internet business opportunity. In paid e-mails, you are asked to read and open e-mails, for a small fee. With paid surveys, you are asked for your opinion on a variety of subjects; and again you will be paid a small fee for doing so. As in online data entry, most paid e-mails and surveys will come through an intermediary, so you will most likely be charged a joining fee.

While this small list of work at home internet business opportunities is not comprehensive, it does give you an idea of where to start. Try a few of these out and see which works best for you!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Some Great Ideas for a Home Based Business Opportunity

By Stephen Karanja

You have a computer, you have the drive and dedication to see your small home based business opportunity succeed, all you now need is an idea. You might have spoken to friends and family, some of whom are in business for themselves as well, and they might have given you some ideas about what works for them, yet unfortunately you do not really seem to be able to get excited about the work they have found to do. Do not despair, because in order to find a suitable small home based business opportunity, you need to first figure out what it is that you really enjoy doing, and then try to match it up with opportunities that are out there.

For example, if you enjoy helping other people, have an affinity for seeing happy children, and want to help your local neighborhood schools succeed, then your business opportunity may very well be to work as a fundraising consultant. Whether you market coupon booklets of local merchants, cookie dough, pizza coupons, or candy bars, there are some companies out there that will help you get started and who will even provide you with leads. You will realize a strong profit margin, and you will have the contentment of knowing that you helped a school succeed. The goal is for you to contact local schools, and other charitable organizations, and offer to do their fundraising for them. If they sign on and order from you, you will realize the profit. If you want to, you can even use your time and creativity to really help kick off the fundraiser and make it a resounding success!

On the other hand, perhaps you like the idea of helping college students. You might even have a lot of contacts in the student community, either because you yourself are a student, or because your have college kids at home. If you have folks come and ask you for help with resumes, and job finding, why not turn your friendly help into a lucrative business? With a professionally done website, you can specialize in helping college students to find that entry level job they so diligently studied for. Have the satisfaction of helping others, while also getting something out of the deal. You will, of course, need to stay informed about industry trends and power-wording, but this can easily be accomplished by simply reading online publications that speak on the subject. Word of mouth advertising in addition to some well placed ads on the bulletin board at the local colleges will make sure that you get interested students to find you. What a great way to not only have a small home based business opportunity but to also be helping someone as they embark on their professional journey in life!

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tips for Succeeding in a Work from Home Internet Business

By Stephen Karanja

Individuals these days are learning about the success which the combination of work at home opportunities and the Internet can bring about. For those who have a work from home Internet business, there are a few tips which they can follow in order to make it more likely that success is imminent in this type of business.

Choose a Lasting Business

First and foremost, an individual who starts a work from home Internet business must make sure that the type of business which is selected is one which will stand the test of time. This means that an individual should not choose a sales product that is a fad and will die out in a year’s time. The business should be based on a solid concept which will continue to be a necessary item or service as the years progress. If the Internet business is not focused on a sale of goods or services, the owner should be sure to choose a home business that is one that will not fade in the future.

Make Sure Time and Effort Can Be Expended

Most businesses take a lot of time and effort in the beginning, and throughout in some cases as well, in order for them to be a complete success. If one is able to expend the necessary time and effort they will find that the business will flourish as it is getting attention that is needed to make it a success. Therefore, it is imperative to be able to spend a good amount of time and effort on the project.

Ensure a Good Work Space

When setting up a home office or area in which the home Internet business can take place, it is important that the workspace is beneficial and will be well suited to the purpose. With that said, it must be spacious, accommodating and promote a beneficial work environment. By setting up a good workspace the business owner will be helping himself or herself out in the long run by ensuring that work will get done and business will prosper.

Have the Necessary Equipment on Hand

Each business will require specific items and materials in order for the business owner to be able to carry out their daily business in an easy, efficient manner. In order to make the work from home Internet business a success, it is crucial to have all of the necessary operating equipment on hand.


A work from home Internet business is one which has good chances of success overall. However, the amount of success will depend on what the business owner does to make it happen and taking the aforementioned items into consideration might just help with producing a desired result.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Constructing your Perfect Work at Home Business Idea

By Stephen Karanja

Working at home is a dream for many individuals who intend to make it a reality. Tired of long commutes, disgruntled employers and taking the children to daycare each and every day, individuals think long and hard about the perfect work at home business idea. In order to successfully construct a possible work at home business idea, the prospective business owner should consider a few different factors.

Part Time or Full Time

First and foremost, one should determine whether they wish to construct a work at home business idea for full time work or part time work. This will help the individual to better determine what line of work would be best. The hours that one is able to devote to their new business is an important concept to consider as certain jobs are more suited to part time work as opposed to full time work and vice versa.

One Individual or Multiple Employees Needed

It is also important to consider whether the business owner will be working alone or with others. Certain businesses need extra manpower whereas others are best carried out by one individual alone. In order to construct the best work at home business idea possible, the prospective business owner should determine whether they will be hiring any help to aid in the successful running of the business.

Space Available

One who is looking to start a business and run it out of their home should consider how much space is available to devote to the business and how much space a particular type of business will need. An individual will most likely already know how much room they have in which to operate their new business and this will help them to decide which type of business can be operated out of the home and which type cannot.

Overhead Costs

Although overhead costs of home-run businesses may not be as high as one who works out of their home, there still may be some types of business overhead involved. Prior to choosing a particular business, one should determine how much overhead they can afford and then narrow down their business choices with overhead costs in mind.

Desires of the Consumer Market

One who is developing the perfect type of work at home business idea must keep in mind the needs of the consumers. There are certain products and services which simply are not needed these days and one should try to avoid those types of goods and services. An individual who is trying to develop the perfect at home business idea will need to choose a business that will create a buzz amongst consumers and the business must be one that is needed by the general public. This will help to ensure the overall success of the work at home business idea.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Tips for Finding the Perfect Home Business Income Opportunity

By Stephen Karanja

Finding the perfect home business income opportunity is something which many individuals would like to see happen with regard to their employment options. Working from home provides many wonderful things for individuals such as not needing daycare providers, not having to commute and being able to work in a casual, comfortable environment. There are a few tips for finding the perfect home business income opportunity which individuals may appreciate to help them with their search.

Search Reputable Websites Online

One way in which individuals can find the perfect home business income opportunity is by searching on reputable websites which are available online to see what their options may be. By using a search engine and entering in terms relating to their desired home business income opportunities, the individual may find that there is a wealth of options available to them. Searching on websites for home business opportunities may yield great results for some individuals.

Obtain References

Another way to find a home business income opportunity is to obtain references from friends and family members who may currently be operating a home-based business or have done so in the past. By obtaining references of this type, one will be gaining advice from a trusted and reputable source as well as know whether this was a lucrative opportunity for the individual. Obtaining references is an important option to keep in mind.

Have Specifics in Mind

Prior to searching for a home business income opportunity, one should have specifics in mind relating to the home-based business. Items such as business type, hours needed to put in and number of individuals on hand to run the business are all things which should be considered by the future business owner prior to embarking on their search.

Consult “How To” Books

Although the Internet is a great resource to utilize when searching for the best home business income opportunity, one should not neglect to consult books relating to the subject of home businesses. There are a number of reputable “How To” books on the subject of starting home businesses and these are great references not only for finding home business income opportunities but also for helpful checklists relating to starting up the business.


A home business income opportunity is a wonderful thing to consider engaging in, whether on a full time or part time basis. In order to choose the best type of home-based business opportunity, the future business owner should search reputable websites online to gain information and obtain references. In addition, the individual should have specifics in mind relating to the desired business and consult books regarding home business opportunities. By doing these things, the individual will be that much more likely to see beneficial results.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Network Marketing is about Sharing

Copyright © Stephen Karanja

Many people have negative notions about network marketing. They associate network marketing with recruiting others into an opportunity, building downlines, selling, drawing lists of prospects, phoning the prospects, money etc. While these may be part of network marketing, in reality network marketing is something positive. Network marketing is about sharing your opportunity with others, especially those that you care about.

Sharing is associated with something good, beneficial, positive and rewarding. You share a good experience, delicious meal, a good story etc. Sharing is about positivity and not negativity. Bad things are not shared. Normally we share an opportunity because it is something good. It is something we want the other person to have and experience.

If we approach network marketing from a sharing perspective, we can avoid negativity. Those who have succeeded in network marketing always say that they do not try to sell the opportunity but they share it. They tell others about it. In other words, they do not attempt to force it on others. They just share and let those who want to take it, do so. They are not bothered about those who do not accept their sharing. The key notion here is share or tell and move on to the next. Share and move on.

The great network marketers know that you cannot force someone onto something they do not want or he or she is not ready for. Just like the Biblical parable of the sower demonstrates, not all that is sown will bear fruits. Only the seeds that fall on the good soil germinate, grow and bear fruits. Those that fall on the rocks are eaten by birds, those that fall on the dry land wither, those that fall on thorns are pierced by thorns and wither.

A good networker marketer is like a sower who scatters his or her seeds hoping that some will fall on good soil. He or she does not stop to gather those that fall on the sideways but will continue sowing. To succeed in network marketing stop selling and start to share. Tell others about the opportunity and the benefits. There are many ways of sharing and when you phone someone share, do not sell.

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