Financial Independence: Why Money is Good

Financial Independence: Why Money is Good

The way you think about money will determine how much of it you accumulate and your financial indepeSee all stories on this topic

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Time Targets: What’s the Focus of Your Life?

Time Targets: What’s the Focus of Your Life?

The level of fulfillment that you experience in life is directly related to “where” you spend yoSee all stories on this topic

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Selfishness in Service: A Paradox

Selfishness in Service: A Paradox

I moved to Texas at the beginning of 2013 to start my first full-time job post-college. After a 6-moSee all stories on this topic

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How To Make A Home Business Thrive

How To Make A Home Business Thrive

The garden metaphor for business has been done to death, but it does apply.  If you’ve recently started an home business or plan to do so in the near future, keeping the “growth” idea in mind is a good idea. The concept can be wonderful, and with  Home Business Successconstant attention, your new business will thrive.

Running your business from home has so many benefits.  You have no commute; you can work in your pajamas, and you can set your own hours.  For instance, I can work on my freelance writing career at any time of day or night.  That freedom is very enticing to most of us, so we need to focus on making our at-home endeavors profitable.

If you want your home based business to blossom, you must spread the word to the world beyond your family and friends.  Even a small advertising budget is better than none, and an ad that is carefully targeted at your customer base is well worth the expense.  I live in a very small community, so potential customers in my immediate area are few, but an ad in the local paper can bring in a small number of clients.  However, advertising on specialty writing sites is more productive.

Will Social Media Help Your home Business Thrive?

Social media may be overdone, but it still works.  Create a Facebook Fan page for your business and use Twitter.  These methods can bring in some new clients, and, once you’ve done wonderful work for them, word of mouth will bring in even more. I advocate this approach over plastering your neighborhood with flyers.   Several times a month, I pull one from under my wipers.  I have yet to use any of the home businesses who advertise this way.

Plug-in Profit WebsiteI’m not a joiner, but belonging to professional organizations does help bring in leads.  The old “who you know” adage is correct to a degree.  You still need to know your stuff, but talented people can watch their businesses fail if they don’t utilize their networking connections.

Growing a home business is like tending a garden, but I won’t belabor the point.  Just make sure the ground is fertile and that you water it regularly.  Then you can harvest a comfortable living.

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How Plug-In Profit Site Turns Affiliate Marketing Into Insane Profits

How Plug-In Profit Site Turns Affiliate Marketing Into Insane Profits

Since the concept was first introduced over 10 years ago and made popular by Amazon, affiliate marketing remains one of the easiest and most profitable ways for starting a home-based business and making money online. Affiliate marketing is stone evansabout selling other peoples products and services for a commission.

Affiliate marketing lets you sell popular name brands without the hassles and costs associated with creating and marketing your own products. We all know that making money in business is a marketing issue. Every business is a marketing business and it can be difficult to focus on marketing when you have to worry about product creation and delivery and customer service and all of the other issues associated with doing business.

Affiliate marketing is truly the best answer for the average person who wants to start a profitable online business. There is no other type of online business that allows you to make money faster.

What is the problem with Affiliate Marketing Programs:

The problem with most affiliate programs is that the average person doesn’t have the training, tools and know-how to actually make sales. To promote any affiliate product you need to have a website and targeted traffic that is interested in the products that you are marketing. For the average entrepreneur all of this technical stuff can put a stop to their dreams almost instantly.

The reason I like Plug-In Profit Site, which is not a business opportunity by the way, is because it allows the average person to not only make money selling multiple affiliate products but everything is essentially already done for you. It’s a duplicable system that has already been proven to be a million dollar producing business and it is also free.

What is so great about the Plug-In Profit Site:

pips12Plug-In Profit Site gives the affiliate marketer a website that is already set up and ready to go allowing them to promote multiple affiliate products and services at the same time.

For anyone who has ever been interested in earning multiple streams of affiliate income it really seems to be a great solution. The technical details have already been taken care of in a way that handles the actual selling of the affiliate products for you.

The success behind this system really lies with the founder, Stone Evans. He was working at a sandwich shop trying to provide a living for his family. He would spend hours every night learning the ins and outs of affiliate marketing and making money online.

After several years of trial and error he figured out a system for marketing five different affiliate products at the same time that eliminated the human component. This basically created an autopilot income.

The best part is that this system which has now been around for many years continues to be effective and perfect for inexperienced and experienced online entrepreneurs.

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Home Business Tips For Spending Your Time On What Makes Money

Home Business Tips For Spending Your Time On What Makes Money

There is a saying that 80% of our results are typically from about 20% of our efforts.  This is saying that 80% of the things we are doing is essentially wasting time. Obviously the truth is not as black and white as this. Even so it is worth considering how you are spending your time and whether your activities are contributing to the profitability of your business.

If you want to make money from a home-based business then everything you do or at least the majority of your activities need to be focused on those activities which will directly lead to you making money.  I read an article recently about personality traits of those who are consistently and continually successful in their online businesses.

The article also discussed those who are not successful even though they try over and over again. One of the reasons for those who continually fail indicated that they focus too much on perfection in areas that are not directly linked to producing sales.

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On the other hand, it was said that a trait of those who are habitually successful were that they don’t wait for perfection before moving forward. They put up a website and while they hope to improve it over time they get right to work on generating traffic and making sales instead of spending hours trying to make it the perfect website.

pips12How are you spending your workday? To oversimplify, are you spending your time organizing your office and attending to administrative details or are you spending your time on direct marketing activities that will lead to sales. You see it makes absolutely no difference how organized your office is or how nice your website looks if you are not making sales.

It is all about the sale. It is like a salesperson who spends an hour and a half every morning going through his leads and organizing them and making notes and planning his day instead of picking up the telephone and calling on those leads. There is a reason he does this and that is because picking up the telephone and calling leads is hard and it is uncomfortable and we are creatures that seek comfort. The problem is those activities are not going to put money in his wallet.

If you are not making sales you do not have a business. You can have the nicest office chair and furniture and professional looking letterhead and a website but if you are not making sales you have nothing. Make sure the essentials are in place but after that focus your time on activities that are directly related to driving traffic to your website because that is what will produce leads and those leads will produce sales and those sales will put money in your pocket.

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Time Management Tools and Techniques

Time Management Tools and Techniques

Good time management is essential to your success. Using an effective time planner and master list ySee all stories on this topic

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Taking Out the Trash: To clear your conscience, understand the baggage you carry.

Taking Out the Trash: To clear your conscience, understand the baggage you carry.

While driving home a couple weeks back, listening to my favorite talk radio show, I discovered sometSee all stories on this topic

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The Day after Devastation

The Day after Devastation

How do you pick up the pieces? The camera crews are gone, the interviews are over, and you’re leftSee all stories on this topic

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From Partime to Fulltime Online Business

Taking Your Part-Time Business To A Six Figure Income

Very few people are able to just quit their full-time jobs and start an Internet business. The majority of online entrepreneurs will need a transitional period for the income from their part-time business to grow enough and become steady to support Six Figure Incometheir personal and family obligations.

What often happens is that new business owners will have a few good months and they’ll quit their jobs to soon. They fail to realize that business can fluctuate and even though they may have had strong sales recently the next few months may be slower. That is the nature of business.

It is also that fluctuation which can provide unlimited opportunity for the business owner. Even so, it is recommended that new entrepreneurs transition slowly into a full-time business if they have previously worked in a job with a set salary or wage.

There are a number of advantages to holding on to your job even after your business has started to produce an income.

Revenue For Growth

One of the primary advantages of keeping your full-time job just a little while longer once your business starts to take off is that you’ll have more money to put back into your business to fuel growth. This can mean the difference between a business that produces a decent steady income and growing it into a multiple six-figure empire.

If you quit your job too soon you may have to cut back on advertising and marketing and therefore you might see your Plug-in Profit Sitebusiness start to level off in sales. Take advantage of the momentum when the growth is there and watch your business skyrocket before leaving behind your steady paycheck.

Less Stress, More Fun

Growing a new business can be an exciting time.  It’s not just about the money. It’s also about giving birth to something that is yours and that you have created which will provide for your family the rest of your life.

By holding onto your current job long enough for the business to gain a little maturity will allow you to enjoy it all that much more without so much pressure.

Other Obligations

A paycheck is not the only benefit most receive from their full-time job. For most people their health insurance, life insurance, short term disability and long term disability as well as retirement savings are integrated into their full-time job. These are fringe benefits of their employment and a big part of their total compensation.

Before leaving your full-time job to take on the life of a full-time entrepreneur it is very important that you work out how you’re going to meet these other obligations on your own.

Build a nest-egg and make sure you have banked at least 6 to 12 months of your monthly personal and business overhead before telling your boss ‘I Quit’.

These are just a few of the things to consider when making the transition from a job to a full time business. It will be different for everyone but for the most part these are important areas that will apply to most families.

There’s nothing more exciting than starting a full-time business. Take it slow, have fun and make your dreams come true.

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