Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Successful Blogger: Basic Tips

Everyone wants to become a Successful Blogger. But before you can be a Successful Blogger there are some BASIC tips you need to follow to get started before you can become an A-Lister:

1) Have a WordPress Blog. WordPress picks up on Google more than any other Blog.

2) Host your WordPress Blog on your own Server. HostGator has unlimited Hosting for only $10 a month. PLUS if you use the coupon code 'wordpress' you will get your first month for a penny! :)

3) CONTENT IS KING! That is no lie. Be sure to provide a lot of unique content for your readers so that they keep coming back for more.

4. Once you get a WordPress Blog and host it on your own Server be sure to add Simple Tags for your Blog keywords so that Google can pick up on your Blog even more!

5. Add an RSS Feed from Feedburner.

For even MORE Good Information to become a Successful Blogger click on the Links
Below :) :

10 Things every Blogger should Have

Blogging Tips for Beginners

Monday, October 29, 2007

Considering Biz Blog Overhaul

I am going to use my Biz Blog as an experiment also to make a great Successful Blog. I am making a mental list of all the things a Successful Blogger will need for my upcoming Successful Blogger series, and there is a lot.

Also for my Travel Blog, I had wanted to do a more focused approach to get traffic and Travel Booking Sales. I already write articles but they are not for the travel booking link. But I do have somewhat of a plan set aside for my Travel Blog.

I had 2 more articles published at EzineArticles.com . I am going to be more focused with my Articles also.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Blogging World - Successful Bloggers Part 1

Well this last week I had been focusing on Article Marketing and Blogging. I am using this Blog as a way to figure out new services to implement to Promote my Travel Blog. Although I have not been Updating my Travel Blog frequently as of yet I have been looking at various ways it can be Promoted.

I also noticed all the SUCCESSFUL Blogs share the same format. Which I am still trying to figure out what that is. Its very interesting. Most of them are hosted also on WordPress. I do have a WordPress Blog, and I am using for my Travel Blog.

Let me share with you some examples of these Blogs:

Celebrity Handbags for Rent

Do you all see the similarities? Do you also notice all the affiliate links to the right? Do you also notice that they mostly have the same template? Am I crazy?? I want to have a Successful Blog with my NICHE.

I am also proud of this Blog, I think I have some readers that like to read it every now and then and its always nice to have that. But, at the same time I want to have a Successful Blog.

I have more to say about this Subject, but I will be doing various Posts on it and my version of what makes a Successful Blogger.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another Great Social Media eBook

Today while checking out Blogs and Surfing I discovered a new Web 2.0 eBook with more information covering how to use it in order to get more traffic to your website or blog.

The eBook is called Authority Black Book which covers "64-Pages Of Resources For Web 2.0 Niche Domination,
Buzz Generation, Higher Rankings, And Endless Traffic
" . Very Good eBook to Compliment Michelle M.'s Social Media Daily. BOTH these eBooks are FREE.

Web 2.0 is really where its at right now with Internet Marketing.

Friday, October 26, 2007

BuyMyStupidEbook.com!! LOL!!!

Well as you all may know I have been posting about various FREE eBooks that help your Business or Online Marketing.

Well I came across a quite interesting eBook today LOL...

Where you are GUARANTEED to make Millions of Dollars NO EFFORT AT ALL!

LOL :)


Tips for Choosing a Dot Com

*Make sure your domain name is unique. You can only have so many 'Work From Home' title domains. In being unique, make sure that the domain name makes sense and represents what kind of business you are in.

*Make sure you actually use dot COM. People are more likely to remember a .COM Domain than .INFO, .NET etc...Especially keep in mind, when they see your domain one time from an Advertisement and try to remember it later, they will more likely to type in .com in the search bar than any other extension.

*Make sure it is memorable. I have a domain titled DirtPoorNoMore.com, it captures people's attention and wonders what you are promoting.

*Use your own Name in the title. I have PLENTY of .Coms with my name in the title, it just makes it easier in making up a name and making it my own. Some Examples: JackiesFamousJerky.com, JackiesGPT.com, JackiesCruiseTips.com, JackiesTravelDeals.com. It really flows, but of course it also depends on your own name.

*Be sure to not use numbers in place of real words, it can confuse the people when they later try remember your domain and they may give up searching for it.

*Take advantage of the Online Thesaurus when coming up with a name.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

MyBlogLog & Social Media

I had just signed up for it tonight and I am so HAPPY I did! :) I had been meaning to get more involved in Social Media & Social Networking Online. Well, MyBlogLog has all the Social Media networks all available in one place. I had added this Blog specifically and also linked all my other Social Networking sites with MyBlogLog and will be adding more Social Media sites as I go.

Whats also amazing about this site, is how quickly people find you and read your Blog. I will be going through the site more thoroughly in the next couple of days and see how I can get the most of it.

MyBlogLog is also powered by Yahoo!. Remember to also utilize the FREE Ebook about Social Media by Michelle M. when you begin to take advantage of Social Media.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Office Space

I love that movie. It mocks everything I hate about working for someone else.

My FAVORITE Quote from the Movie is from Peter, the main character, when he says "We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements."

AND ITS SO TRUE! Hey, though, if you Love your Job...Kudos to you. But for me and others, the time is NOW to escape the Rat Race. Keep in mind though, when you decide to make this move, that it will take hard work and consistency.

What would you do if you had a Million Dollars?

I was watching Office Space this weekend and about all the cliches of working for someone else such as Commuting to work, stupid Office Politics, having to go to work when you don't want to, changing desks, mandatory overtime, etc...ANYWAY

One of the questions that was asked is...What would you do if you had a Million Dollars? The main character Peter had asked his fellow co-workers that question because they said that if whatever you chose to do is what you are supposed to do with your Life.

If I had a Million Dollars I would own Multiple Businesses including Brick & Mortar, pursue my Dream of Singing (but privately) and kind of follow the trends of most Millionaires, like building my own Empire. I guess I would still be doing what I am doing now. I am also interested in Fashion Design. I had been interested in that as a teen also. I just like alot of things. I want to Invest, take care of Family, Donate, etc...


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why do some People Struggle in Business?

And others fly right through it...it boggles the mind. I sometimes I find myself struggling and I hate it. I don't think I am the 'struggling' type and I feel I have enough knowledge in my Brain to build an Empire but I am learning and slowly picking up speed.

I think its hard for some and easy for others because some have more confidence, some have already been in similar situations liked worked in Sales or had other Businesses like Brick and Mortar type Businesses such as Restaurants, Mortgage Firms, etc...

A lot of people say it just takes time really. I believe that but having doing this or attempting to do it for 7 years (since I was 18 years old but with some personal life happenings in between) I would think that my time should already be here. And it will come soon.

Anyone else who feels like they are struggling, remember like Dory in Nemo says "Just Keep Swimming, Keep Swimming"

Friday, October 19, 2007

Little Checks

I love getting Checks, its so unexpected when I do get them though. I usually get them from JD Premium Products and MLMPowerMarketing. But today I got one surprisingly from a new Affiliate SFI. Which is a company I don't actively Promote right now. I just have it for reference and because I like the way their site is set up.

What I really want is a couple of GREAT BIG Checks every month. Now time to work on Business...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Writing an eBook to Promote your Business

Today I came across a Post on someone who had Promoted their Business by Giving away a Free eBook. I was Intrigued. I see a lot more Network Marketers doing it in order build their Team for their Business.

See the concept of the eBook is to give good information to future or possible Prospects. They are satisfied with your information, so they want to learn more about YOU and when they do they discover your Business and think, hey I like this person, I like the information they have provided me and hey I am interested in their Business and sometimes join. If they decide not join you are still building your list. :)

I plan to write an eBook, not clear what to write about but I will work towards it.

Speaking of eBooks I came across a good one today by Jack Bastide, another Network Marketer who uses his eBook to Promote himself and his Business and provide Good information in the process...

Click HERE for the FREE eBook!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Worked on my Business

At first, I was too tired to...but then I took a Power Nap and a Shower and DID IT! You have to be CONSISTENT and I am not going to Stop but keep going! I cannot wait to see the Results! I REALLY want to be FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT AND I WILL BE FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT!!!

Again cannot wait to see Results. :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

How to put in Long Hours for a Business Start-up

I work full-time out of the home. I hate it. So I am doing my best to do as much as I can on my Business away from work. I get up around 8 am and sleep around 1 am. I also work 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. I have daily chores and things I need to do before work and after work plus I need to squeeze in things I need to do for my Business. Its not easy.

But you also have to be Consistent in your Business and make sure your Job and Home Life are also taken care of. The problem with this is Exhaustion from Work, Home Life and Trying to run a Home based Business from Home. So I had compiled a list of things to do to stay on task for your Business:

POWER NAP which is basically taking a 15-20 minute nap during the day or at night, depending on your schedule to revitalize and work on your Business.

SHOWER A hot shower is very refreshing and will give you some energy that you need to finish up Projects.

DRINK COFFEE nothing like drinking Coffee at night. It doesn't have to be a lot, maybe a cup or two to help you re-energize on your Business Projects.

ENERGY DRINK I am not big on those, but they can give you a quick jolt when you need it.

FOCUS on why you need to work on your Business.

Remember to not overdue it and cause a burn-out working on your Business. Remember this is your way to Financial Independence!

My Dream is to be Financially Independent!

That has always been my Dream, since I was a teenager.

Once I Accomplish my Dream, the two BIG Things I have planned on doing is:

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Different Types of Marketing

I LOVE MARKETING! I have always enjoyed Marketing and that is why I think it is Important that I learn everything about Marketing that there is. I actually plan on going to school and get my Bachelors in Marketing and Sales. But there are many types of Marketing and the ones I am greatly aware of are:

MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING/NETWORK MARKETING is described as recruiting people in your down line and make commissions off their sales and down line. Some levels go as many as 7 Levels down in Commissions. Most Network Companies offer Auto Ship for their Products or Services in order to give an 'Residual Commission' for their Members.

INTERNET MARKETING is using the Internet to Market Products or Services. Some examples include Search Engine Marketing, Pay Per Click, Email Marketing and Affiliate Marketing.

AFFILIATE MARKETING is a way to promote Internet Businesses through using another Affiliate and pay them commission based on every new sale or customer the Affiliate may bring them.

My Goal is to MASTER all of these Methods of Marketing. Marketing is a very Powerful way to do Business. Once you master Marketing, you will never have to worry about Sales again.

Worked on my Business

It took a couple of hours...I basically did Traffic Swarm and signed up for a 5 SafeLists...now I am going to try to write some Good Ads. I did not do any Writing though because well, its a lot work and I am exhausted. I have to do more writing though, I really would like to get some Travel Bookings on my Travel Site. I am trying to get the best Marketing techniques for each of the Businesses. I am Focusing on Leads for Travel Business, Travel Bookings and Sign-ups for Jerky. I am doing a lot of the Free stuff right now because I want to slowly work into this, I will be placing ad in the paper soon also. I would like to define my Marketing Goals better. For things that I need to be doing Daily.

I have also had some issues with my Jerky Domain, which is hosted on another site and that site is down at the moment because of it (Private site but part of it will be used for my Team site). So what I have to do is at least purchase a Direct Domain for the Jerky site so that people will know where to go to sign up and purchase Jerky.

I want to make all three of these things work to its FULL POTENTIAL so I can QUIT MY JOB and WORK FROM HOME and be FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT. I will do what it takes.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Back to My 30 Day Challenge

Well last night at 3 am, my normal time for brainstorming when I am not have to work and can stay up late enough to brainstorm, I decided to move forward with my 30 Day Challenge to help me stay Motivated and Consistent to make a FULL Time Income from Home.

What inspired me to do a 30 Day Challenge in the first place was Lynn Terry, and her $20k in 20 Days Challenge. Lynn of course has been working from home for many years so she is already a step ahead of myself and she is doing her own Challenge to earn even MORE Money from Home.

So what I am going to do is Blog about My 30 Day Challenge privately, not making any attempt to get Traffic to that Blog as I think it would be best if I did it on my own...I will be Posting my Blog Progress 30 Day Challenge link though on this Blog though.

Well My 30 Day Challenge, I set out my Plan tonight!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

1,000 $1 Bills easier than $1,000 Profit each time?

A lot of people have this notion that people are cheap. Yes, in general they are if those are the kind of people you want to attract. I know of a couple of Businesses that pay you $1 or $2 Per PERSON who enrolls in your Business Residual Income a Month! My Business personally pays me $50 per person who enrolls and about 4% Residual per month, which averages out the same. Plus we can get up to $50,000 in Bonuses when our Team gets Bigger and BIGGER.

Most of the Businesses costing $1,000 or more are Direct Sales and do not have Residuals coming in. Although some of them consist of One up or Two up sales, which means passing up one or two sales to your Up line in order to 'Qualify' for your Commissions and of course your Team Members would do the same when they join your Business. I know of some people who do really well with this kind of System.

I think it takes the same amount of work for you to earn $1,000 or 1,000 $1 Bills. I think you maybe able to automate the $1 Sales more easily though. Although I am very Surprised out how hard I have seen for someone to do a Free or Cheap Business

Basically my point is...its all in the power of your mind, what you can or cannot make. The only skill you need to make $1 or $1,000 is Marketing.

Market Saturation is a MYTH!

You will hear a lot about Market Saturation in MLM. It absolutely IRRITATESme! Market Saturation was started by those had failed at MLM and claimed MLM could never work because it never worked for them! Personally that is just B.S.

First of all, there are over 6 billion in the people in the WORLD. Over 300 million of those people live in the United States. In the United States, there is a new birth every 7 seconds, one death every 13 seconds, One international migrant (net) every 27 seconds, which means a net gain of one person every 11 seconds. According to the U.S. Government Census.

There are always people being born, growing up and moving out. Always someone out there who wants to build a Business, a Successful Business. There is room for everyone in every MLM Business if they CHOOSE to!

No such thing as Market Saturation on the Internet neither because the internet is exploding with Growth!

So next time a Prospect or a MLM failure tries to tell you otherwise you make sure to inform him with the facts!

Web 2.0 vs Automated Business Systems

I was reading an interesting discussion regarding the *New Web 2.0 and how it affects your Business and can make it grow. Web 2.0 is described as basically how Social Media affects the web today. People are using Social Networks and Social Bookmarking to build their Online Businesses.

Wiki defines it as In alluding to the version-numbers that commonly designate software upgrades, the phrase "Web 2.0" hints at an improved form of the World Wide Web. Technologies such as weblogs, social bookmarking, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds (and other forms of many-to-many publishing), social software, web application programming interfaces (APIs), and online web services such as eBay and Gmail provide a significant enhancement over read-only websites.

But there is also a growing number of Automated Business Systems for high ticket businesses such as 1st Step System or Reverse Funnel System used to attract people interested in making a big profit without having to call prospects and talk to them about your Business or Brand yourself on the Web by using Web 2.0. A lot of people call this "REMOVE the "human factor" from marketing." I disagree.

Personally I like both Systems, you can implement both of the techniques for your Online Business.

I like the Automation Business because all you need to focus on is Marketing aspect of your Business, which is great for your Direct Sales portion of your Business or smaller MLM type of Business. Like Jerky or Travel Bookings.

You want to eliminate the tire kickers and those that are not serious about joining a Business. Which gives me a new idea for my Lead Capture page that I plan on Building.

I think also you can use the Web 2.0 and then put the prospect through your Automated System and find yourself a TRUE Person interested in Joining and READY to Go! Whether it be for high ticket item or a regular MLM Business.

Anyway that is my opinion on these two new craze.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Working (Business)

Well I finally got started working on some Articles for my Travel Booking Link. I am going to have my Partner edit it since she is the writer in the family. I will be doing 2 more Blog Posts and one more article tonight. Hopefully. If not, I will try to do more tomorrow. No, you know what, I am going to make myself do it tonight before I go to bed.

Jacquelyn Butler, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

I had read a Post about PostCard Marketing and this day and age, there are easier ways to do it. Like the company SendOutCards which will process and ship and all you need to do is provide the shipping addresses and payment! I might look into it in the future.

Right now I am debating whether or not I should focus on both Sales and Networking of my Travel Business. My BIG Main Focus is to get Travel Bookings=$ale$= Travel Agents= Financial Independence. At least from that perspective is the way I look at it. Although I would like to build a team in the process. Hmmmm....

I also need to look into building my Team sites for both my Travel and Jerky Business.

Still have no concrete Marketing Plan. Sigh. Hmmm I will work on that some more. I also want to get a good list of Networking Forums and other Social Media.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Top 5 Marketing Tips on the Web Today

1. Social Media
is a great way to market your Business. Using Social Book Marketing such as sites like Digg or Del.icio.us, Social sites like MySpace or FaceBook etc...can bring a lot of Traffic to your website if used properly.

2. Blogging
is a great way to bring short term Traffic to your Blog and/or Website. Pinging and consistently Updating your Blog daily is a good way to bring you more Traffic.

3. Forums
by participating and placing your business link in your signature of your Posts will not only bring you Traffic but a following.

4. Article Marketing
will bring long term traffic by placing your Business and information about you in the Resource box for visitors who are more interested in learning what you do after seeing what you write.

5. PPC or Pay Per Click
can bring a lot of Targeted Traffic to your Website and/or Blog very inexpensively. Google Adwords is a good place to start.

Social Media?

While researching my fanny off for ways to promote my Project, I came across some new Internet Marketing information for promotion.

Social Media

Wiki defines it as "Social media describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share content, opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives, and media themselves. Social media can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. The social media sites typically use tools like message boards, forums, podcasts, bookmarks, communities, wikis, weblogs etc."

So anything like Digg, Del.icio.us, MySpace, Squidoo, YouTube etc...can all bring Traffic to your Website and/or Blog.

Honestly I have never heard of this until I read a online friend's of mines Blog.

Anyway she had found a resource that has given away a great FREE Resource on the subject and how to use it for your advantage to gain traffic to your Blog.

The EBook is called Social Media Daily BluePrint by Michelle MacPhearson. She has already given away more than 3,555 copies. This this is VIRAL and PACKED with information!

Click Here to get your FREE Copy :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Little Blog that Could....

And I am not referring to this one neither LOL

I am working on something BIG and I am reading A lot of information about it to Promote it. I think I chose a great niche, the niche deals with a specific business I am in, I am a in a Marketing Group and feel I am on the right track.

So whats my problem? I guess my fear is that if I plug my Blog and promote, promote, promote that I will actually get Sales from it. Maybe that is my problem. Sigh.

Entrepreneur Assist

Entrepreneur.com, aside from being a great Magazine for Aspired Business people and Entrepreneurs it also offers this free new service called Entrepreneur Assist. A Special Program for Entrepreneurs to add and build documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There is also a Planner, Library, Forms & Templates. The Program best of all is FREE to Business Owners.

Right now I am going to play with the Program and see how I can utilize for my Business. :)

Work at Jobs?

Don't want a Home based Business? Want to be just at home with your little one? It is possible. A good source for work at home job information is WAHM.com. I discovered WAHM.com some odd years ago before I became a mother and have been visiting the site ever since for guidance for WAH Job information, Business pursuits, etc...I met some wonderful people on the site also. Their WAHM Forum is a great place to go to ask questions etc...The former owner Cheryl Dumas is very wonderful and helpful.

Another place I like to go is MommyJobs.com.

When working from home you will most of the time be required to have both an Internet and Phone Connection. Also some companies may require that you have a headset for better communication with customers.

Here are a list of work at home jobs to get going:

Alpine Access

Also something to consider is becoming a phone actress from home.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Black Monday

Yes, EveryMonday Black Monday.

Why? Well that is the day I start my week going to work at the daily hell hole and hell hole is the name I had chosen for it. I also wear Black every Monday. I know it maybe a little extreme but its how I feel about working for someone else.

I hate commuting. I hate having to take orders from someone. I hate being treated like I am 5 years old. I hate a lot of things about working for someone else.

A lot of people would say I work for the best Company in the world and that is the least bit exaggerating. But I absolutely hate it and the fanatics make me sick. And I don't want to wrap my mind up into the company just so that 20 years down the line I will hate myself for not following my Dreams. Believe me I did thoroughly think about it if I could do that and I just couldn't. And that goes for any Company!

No one tells me how much I am worth or tells me how much time I have off. Its the worst! So if you are able to follow your dreams and work from home KUDOS to you!

I am actually contemplating if I should take a Promotion or not if I am qualified. I REALLY do not want to step into that direction, but at the same time we must move onward and upward no matter what area of our life right? I just don't want to have to focus on that, then I think my mind will get twisted up into the corporate world and that scares me more than anything. Oh and I have this theory that I think I am correct about. Ok remember how I mentioned I work for one of the best big companies? Well we have GREAT Benefits and my Theory is that the company wraps you up with their Benefits like Good Health Insurance, Paid Time Off AND Vacation and of course 401K and Stock Options, plus the Annual Promotions and Raises. People see this and then they grow to depend on the Company because of the Benefits, they get stuck and trapped and think that is all that they need and want. ITS NOT! GET OUT and PURSUE THOSE DAMN DREAMS!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

30 Day Challenge?

Ok so I am still deciding what my Goals are and how much work I want to acquire before I jump in with both feet. So I was thinking of getting My Goals straight and coming up with a 30 Day Challenge for myself. This is normally where the confusion comes in for me. :( I want to be Dedicated and Committed to achieving My Goals. But again this is where it comes in and why I believe I had put up this Blog, which is for Accountability for myself. I want this soooooooooo bad, you have no idea. :( I have wanted this for a few years now.

So what I am going to do is put up a 30 Day Challenge starting Monday, October 8th 2007 with my Goals.

Building Multiple Businesses?

This question comes up a lot with interacting with other business owners on various forums. Some say its a good idea, others don't think its a good idea.

I find it hard to Focus so I don't think its a good idea for myself to focus on more than one business. I did one time try to do but I just don't think its possible unless you are already successful in your current business. I am Focusing on my Travel Biz, my Travel Booking site and I really want to do my Jerky Business. . That is still a lot to focus and only two are related.

So just be sure to do your Research and decide whether or not you can handle more than one Project.

Can you really get FREE Stuff Online?

I figured I would do this Post to tie into the Survey Post since technically they are both about the GPT (Get Paid To) Industry.

The Famous Free IPod is real and I did actually get my own free black 30GB IPod for Free onOctober 2006.

Plus many other free items such as a Laptop, $500 Amex Gift Card, DS Lite, 2 $50 Gift Cards, over $1,000 PayPal Cash plus many more. If you are interested in learning more about it you can learn more about it at my GPT site JackiesGpt.com or My Blog.

Using my Free Laptop now BTW. :)

Its a FREE Brand New Toshiba Satellite with Windows Vista with a 15.4" diagonal widescreen. I am still excited about it, can't you tell? LOL.

Can you really Get Paid for taking Surveys??

The Answer is YES. I have been doing for Surveys a LONG time Online. Its not a lot of money, from one place I receive a couple of $5 checks every month from Pinecone. I have received Amazon Certificates about every couple of months from TestSpin.com and LightSpeedpanel.com.


The BEST place to find out about LEGITIMATE Surveys is SurveyPolice.com

Its not money that will let me retire from my 9-5 but I call it my Fun Money! :) .

My Coffee and My Laptop

My two favorite things to have in the morning. Every morning I make my pot of coffee and check emails and various sites I visit daily and just sit and relax. Unfortunately I have to then get ready to go to my 'JOB' but those few precious moments I get in the morning, really makes me feel like I am working from home and someday I will. :)

aha moment!!!

Its almost 3 am, I just watched another well, rags to riches story about the gangsta rapper 50 cent and I was first reading about his biography in the famousWikipedia. Then I moved onto Forbes Magazine because it came up on my search on Blingo and BAM! It helped me solve one of my issues with writing! LOL!!!

Anyway I will be jotting down my ideas for it tomorrow...and isn't amazing how your BEST ideas come late at night??

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Analysis Paralysis

I think I have it. That is why I cannot come up with a Marketing Plan. There is no true definition for 'Analysis Paralysis' but basically it means in wiki terms "Analysis paralysis is an informal phrase applied when the opportunity cost of decision analysis exceeds the benefits. Analysis paralysis applies to any situation where analysis may be applied to help make a decision and may be a dysfunctional element of organizational behavior. Often phrased as paralysis by analysis, in contrast to extinct by instinct."

Ok, I am going to decide on 2-3 Marketing techniques on each of the Businesses I want to work on and get started on it on Sunday. I am just going to have to research a little further and decide which techniques would work best for each part of the business and quit this nonsense. Jerky Direct is having a Fast Start Promotion until December 31st 2007. I want to do it really bad. We are now in the beginning of October. I have 3 months to do something BIG with it.

I also want to generate ton of Sales for my Online Travel Site and of course generate Pre-Qualified Leads for my Travel Business.

Network Marketing Success Secrets

Well I came across more Great Marketing information today.

One is an ebook written by a fellow Networker Marketer Melanie Milletics. Let me tell you, she knows her stuff with Marketing especially for Network Marketing. Anyway she is giving away this great ebook for FREE on how to Market your MLM Business. :)

FREE Network Marketing Success Secrets

Friday, October 05, 2007

My Blog

I am not quite sure why I am Blogging here and if I will update it, I guess I just need a place where I can discuss my business ideas and thoughts. I LOVE talking about Business and a lot of people around me hardly understand the concept of 'Business' and why it will ever be the greatest thing you will ever do and the freedom you will have when you pursue it and I am not talking about being self-employed but being a real business person or Entrepreneur. I can discuss it with my partner, because we are doing it together but I like to talk about it enough to make your brain EXPLODE LOL. I just love to ramble on and on and on...and if you ever get sick of it, remember to just keep surfing LOL but I will see be here rambling. LOL.

My One Year Goal for Financial Independence

I have one MAJOR Goal in mind this year and that is to FINALLY achieve my financial independence. I have a lot of work to do, like I had mentioned in a previous post. I am using all my skills I had learned from previous businesses/books/sponsors plus new information I find on the internet to come up with the perfect marketing plan. And let me tell you those opportunities that are free to check out before you join offer GREAT information about Marketing. These Businesses are great for something. I will list the ones that I think have the best Marketing information below:




The Purple Cowboys

So I have been following the marketing information and re-reading it and also learning a lot in the marketing group I am in.

Like I said also in a previous post I have a dilemma coming up with a tight marketing plan. I have a couple of things I am doing but its not enough. I just want to be good, really REALLY GOOD.

On the Business that I am ACTUALLY working on YTB and my Travel Booking site and partially my Jerky Business.

I do tend to overthink things sometimes though, but I am trying to apply less thinking and more action. I mean I am taking action but I just need MORE.

Anyway my Goal I am shooting for is August 2008 and I will do it THIS YEAR.

How to Investigate Home Business Opportunities

As I was surfing at my usual spots I came across this great report on investigating home business opportunities, the author of the report is giving it away for free. So I thought I would share this information with the rest of the world to watch for 'Scams' and such when looking for home based business.

Click HERE the Free 32 Page Report :)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Risky Business

How many of you are Risk Takers? (Business wise)

I, consider myself a risk taker. I have taken a lot of Business risks. I love working hard core business, like high risk investments. Any Business people don't want to touch I want to be involved. Why? Because I am not going to miss out on something BIG and screaming SCAM never chases me away. A lot of people say 12DailyPro was a Scam. I saw it as something different. A lot of people say MLM is a Scam. ITS NOT. I am not going to declare whether or not 12DailyPro was a scam. Because I still have not properly formed my opinion on it and I WAS involved in it.

But aside from 12DailyPro, MLMs, HYIPs etc...I would love to get involved in the Stock Market. That Business really intrigues me and I have considered many times to become a Stock Broker.

I also want to get involved in high end direct sales like Liberty League or the 1st Step System. But I figure I can save that for when I get REALLY Good. And its all still a learning process for me after all these years.......

I would love to be a Heavy Hitter. I think I have the balls for it (excuse my french LOL). I would train my people to market and make money. I love helping people too. I am just still learning it all too.

I just know I want to have my Freedom, Time and Money and Recognition is really Important to Me. I want to feel Important, I want people to look up to me like to those I look up to. Its a big thing for me, I think its a big thing for a lot of people. We all need to feel Good and Important.

Ok so here is what I am doing....

Well I had joined a specific Marketing Group to learn about Internet Marketing/Affiliate Marketing. Which is in a way related to my Network Marketing Business YTB so I can generate Leads and Sales for my Travel Booking site . I am so far off to a good start. I cannot wait to post when I start generating sales. I LOVE the Sales Business! :)

Also, my partner is working with me and its nice to have someone you love work with you on something you love. Its a nice change.

Part of it requires me to write articles and I just have not been inspired to write articles which is my dilemma. I have wrote a couple in my day but I am still working on getting inspired to write more as it is good marketing technique and a lot of people use it.

I find it funny that I can blog here but not where I should be working LOL, I guess I need some other kind of outlet for release and accountability for myself. Back then and maybe still now a lot of people don't take me seriously Business wise, it bothered me at first but it really doesn't matter.

I also have my Jerky Business which I would like to get off the ground. I think because of the smaller fee to join would be easier for those who are afraid of a big risk. Plus I just love the Business..

I will also be placing an Ad in the paper soon, I am still trying to come up with a formal Marketing Plan, which has been proving most difficult. I don't know why its hard to come up with a list to market with consistently.

My GOAL is for Financial Independence by August 2008. I need this, I want this and I want it NOW!

My Story in Pursuit of Financial Independence

When I was around 17 years old, I had been going to school and working and then I turned 18 and joined my first Multi-Level Marketing/Network Marketing Business. I went and saw a Hotel presentation and was just in awe, so I bought into the Business but then had came into some personal problems of my own and didn't do anything with it. I also later that year had joined AVON and Don Lapre's Infomercial Money Making kit and owned my own 900 number to publish and get Paid. I did not get paid from AVON but I did earn my first check from placing an Ad in the paper for my 900! That was awesome at the age of 18. :)

I, then got married and try to focus on my Work at Home/Financial Independent pursuits. My now (ex) husband was not in support of what I was doing but I did it anyway. I had tried product assembly and I had purchased Foreclosure lists and Car Repossession lists...then I moved!

I had moved to Mexico and we had so much money leftover from the move that we had opened up a Tienda (Store like 7-11 or Maverick). It was good, because we made money but honestly I HATED IT! Because I had to tend to the store all day. So, I enjoyed the food! LOL.

Then I came back and was still itching to make it on my own and not work and so I joined a SLEW of Businesses....literally! I don't know what came over me. But mainly I had joined Arbonne in the beginning and realized I could not do anything with that kind of business and then I made of friend at my new job where I temped after I came out of Job Corps, and she did AmeriPlan and her Upline was very Successful! But then I did not do anything with it for many months because busy with life and getting a permanent job and all and so I finally quit the Business. I was sad but I had put it behind me. I also joined Jerky Direct, Cogigen, and many others that were free and cheap to join. I was very dissatisfied but I did make money in GPT those 2-3 years I was joining all those opportunities. I was doing PTRs, Get Free Stuff and the big bad 12DailyPro plus HYIPs so I did make some money those years. I also sold AVON again for about a year and a half. I did good at it and my Jerky Business also starting off anyway. I also joined PAS which crashed right along with 12DailyPro and I was doing my best at learning Marketing and barely starting to show results before that happened.

So then finally after months debating I decided to go with YTB, because it was an honest and ethical company and I will be Posting about my Pursuit and Results and random things. Sorry for making this Post so long. I tried to fit as little in as possible LOL.