Thursday, February 21, 2008

Making Money Online

The First And Most Important Step To Making Money Online

Those of us who search for real legitimate ways to make money online all have the strong desire to achieve a level of income that can change our lives forever. We all get excited at the very thought of running our own home business and creating a steady flow of wealth from the Internet. However, over 95% of people who start an Internet marketing business fail to make little if any money at all. Why is there such a huge failure rate? 95% of people who fail compared to the 5% who earn a good income online is a very disproportionate statistic. Yet, what distinguishes the difference between the two groups really comes down to one simple but important thing: You must develop and maintain a drive of passion and enthusiasm for your online home business. That's the true first step towards making money online.

Don't the people who fail at making money online have enthusiasm? Of course they do. It's usually enthusiasm that get's them to invest in an online money making program in the first place. Unfortunately, it's the time and effort necessary to grow their business that puts out that fire. They become overwhelmed and discouraged because they learn that there's more to it then just investing money into an Internet program and generating wealth automatically. These people fail because they become enthusiastic about the wrong thing. They get excited about making a lot of money fast instead of focusing their passion on developing their business over the necessary period of time with the right amount of effort.

We all have things in our lives that we love to do. For example, most of us have hobbies that we enjoy doing. We took the time and effort needed to learn everything about that hobby and became good at it; not because we had to, but because we wanted to. That want is what drives us to continually improve our skills in a particular hobby. When you're in that mode, the effort doesn't seem like effort at all, does it? In fact, it's quite the opposite. It can be exciting to continually find ways to get even better at something if you love it. This is the type of enthusiastic passion that you need to apply towards an online home business.

When you apply the right level of passion and enthusiasm towards your Internet business, everything else will fall into place. That's why it's the first and most important step toward your journey to financial freedom. Once you set down that strong solid foundation, you'll be surprised how much easier building your home business becomes. It will almost seem effortless.

Get started now. Don't wait. Motivate and commit yourself to develop enthusiastic passion towards your new or existing Internet home business. Become excited at all the actions that you take to promote or improve your business. Think about how your actions now will benefit you financially in the future. Look forward to the day that you set yourself free with wealth generated from your successful online business as a result of the actions that you take today. Imagine all the things in your life that will become more enhanced by your success. Perhaps it's a home that you've always dreamed about or to finally provide those things for your family that you've always wanted to but couldn't with your current income. The moment you begin this powerful momentum, it will start to become a habit that's hard to quit. When you create this habit, there is no limit to the amount of success you can obtain.

For those who are still not willing to give the right type of effort and energy that's required to run a successful online business, then a home business is not right for you. You're better off working at a 9 to 5 job and earning a fixed income. But, if you feel excited and know that you can develop and maintain the right level of enthusiasm and passion, then you are ready to take that first important step that 95% of people fail to take. Commit yourself to this step and make the leap to join the 5% of those who are successful online. Good luck to you and your success!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Bend Local Marketing - Does the Internet Affect Your Local Business?

In my experience, I've found that it is natural for one to only consider that which exists in the realm of their own knowledge. Old dogs will tell you about how they've been running their businesses successfully without touching a computer, or without the use of conventional marketing tools. This, in turn, breeds these beliefs to some of the younger business owners, who look up to these individuals as mentors. The fact is, false information such as this is costing small businesses everywhere significant amounts of income! A sound marketing strategy is necessary in promoting your local business and in maintaining its welfare!

A Story to Tell
I was recently on the phone with a buddy of mine who was moving to Colorado from South Carolina. He told me about his plan to rent a truck, make the drive cross country over the period of a week or so, set up some job interviews before he left, and to buy a house when he got there. He also said that he was going to have to get an apartment before he arrived to give him a little time to get going with the house and what not. He then proceeded to tell me that he was in the process of booking flights, setting up rooms, looking for apartments, searching for good areas to live, places to work, paying for the truck, and so on. Can you guess how he was going about accomplishing all of these things? That's right, ONLINE!!! In today's age, information is available at the click of a mouse. Not only that, but you can also conduct a mass amount of business online, taking away the need for customers to resort to the phone, or to in store visits. And customers will actively pursue convenience, as my friend did! He was able to conduct over 90 percent of his required business online! So, the worst mistake a business can make, is thinking that the internet does not affect their local business!

Marketing Twins - Belief and Disbelief
I'll not throw numbers at you, as numbers don't speak the same language that real life examples do. But I will tell you that the statistics do show an astounding difference in business conducted by those who incorporate the internet into their marketing strategies and those who do not. In fact, I have seen the dramatic influence that internet marketing strategies have had on businesses invoking them for the very first time! To stake my point, simply denying the effectiveness of online marketing does not rescind how powerful it is, and it is a costly mistake on the part of any small business owner. Believe in the tools which are available to you, and they will bring success to you and your business.

The Convenience of Internet
Another reason why many small businesses do not incorporate internet marketing, is that they do not realize how incredibly convenient this is on the small business as well as the customer. Internet marketing provides tools which generate business at all times, without the need for constant attention and effort. It is like having an employee who costs very little, yet, does the work of several. It is cost efficient and productive! And never underestimate the convenience which this tool supplies to your customers. They will be thankful to you for every step you take in ensuring that they have access to the best service possible. This includes ready access to information, promotions, newsletters, and so on.

Taking the time to incorporate this medium is a sure fire way to enhance profit and spark a powerful driving force into the economy of your business. This is easy to do. So why not take advantage of this while you still have the upper hand in knowing the effectiveness of it, and being one of the first to properly utilize all that it has to offer. Put internet marketing to work for you!

Why are small businesses LOSING business and failing to promote REPEAT business with the tools that are available to them?

The fact is that most business owners simply do not know how to effectively market their businesses. Nor do they have the time to keep up with the constant changes occurring online, and in marketing and advertising.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home Businesses

Home businesses give the average person a chance to become very successful. Home businesses will be the next big thing in the future. Many people are failing to see the huge opportunities home businesses can offer. There are many benefits to starting or going into business for yourself. The tax benefits alone can help you out tremendously. Not to mention all the money you can make with your own business. Many people have a negative view on this type of industry but they are solely mistaken.

This industry gives everyone and I mean everyone the chance to become successful for little or no amount of risk. This is something that is unheard of. Just think about it for a second. Where else can you make hundreds of thousands of dollars for a minimal investment. No where else can you this. Before if you wanted to start a business you at least needed $20,000 dollars.

With a home business you only at most need a couple of grand, that's it. And you can get started. Many people fail to grasp this fact and fail to take advantage of the awesome opportunity this industry offers the average hard working individual.

Many people are not making the type of money they want at their day jobs. Many people are depending entirely are one source of income. Normally that sole source of income comes from their jobs. They are badly misleveraged. Everything they own depends on their income from their jobs. Their house, food, cars, clothing, and lifestyle depends on only one source of income their jobs.

When people lose their jobs they find out how badly they were misleveraged. Once they realize this it is normally too late for them. They normally have to take a lower paying job and give up the perks and the lifestyle they used to lead before. It is a harsh reality to be in. But this can all be avoided by creating a secondary source of income for yourself in your spare time.

Many people are beginning to wake up to the harsh realities that many of our white collar jobs are being exported overseas and corporations are downsizing and laying off employees just to save money. Many people are keeping their day jobs and starting a business part time. This is a very smart way to go. Creating that secondary income is a great way to ensure your family and your lifestlye can continue just in case anything were to happen at your job.

Times are changing and those who do not change with the times will get passed up by those who are willing to change with the times. Why do you think we have 20 year old billionaires but at the same time we still have baby boomers still struggling to make ends meet each month. The reason is because times are changing and those who are willing to change with the times will move ahead and those who don't will get left behind. Home businesses are a great way to start to change with the times.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Home Business Opportunity

Many people are looking for what home business opportunity they should pick. Now a days you can find a home business opportunity pretty much any where you go. What separates the really good home business opportunities from the really bad ones?

Lots of things separate the two from each other. When looking at a company there are many factors you must look at. You must do your due diligence, before joining up with any company. A home business is a great way to quit your day job. You must be sure it is really worth your time and money before joining up. When you are able to find the opportunity that works for you the rewards will be well worth your effort.

There are many things to look at before joining up with a company. One of the key things to look at when deciding to join a company is their training program. Now if you have experience in building and marketing for a business, then this may not be as important. But if you have failed in other businesses or if it maybe the first company you are joining, then this becomes a must.
Your training will determine whether or not you succeed. In business the key is to get targeted prospects to look at your site, product or whatever it is you are selling. Many people fail in business because they have no clue how to get targeted prospects or traffic to their service or product. It is a numbers game, period. This is a fact.

Many people are told to make up a warm market list and then to contact those people. This is the worst advice ever. Most of the time the warm market list consists of family and friends. And since most of them know you have no business background they will tear you to sheds. Plus you will also need to reach lots of prospects not one or two.

Many companies teach their reps to knock door to door to try and sell. Yes it works but it is very tough and you must be able to deal with rejection. There are much easier ways to reach lots of prospects without you having to go through all of that. And that is why the companies training is so vital. Many companies have bad training and many companies just want your money and that's it. You must make sure your company has great training in place so your chances of succeeding increase.

The next thing to look at is the comp plan. You must calculate if you can really make a living from the comp plan. Many comp plans are just designed do the company makes the fortune and you make the nothing. While the company is making the big bucks. There are many comp plans out there like this. You must do the numbers in your head and be realistic. Don't get fooled, there are many bad comp plans out there.

These are two of the main things you should look for when thinking about getting into any home business opportunity.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Successful Home Based Business

What are the keys to running a succesful home based business? These are a few of the key things I think anyone needs to run a successful home based business. 90 percent of people are not making any money at all with their business. Many things contribute to this but I think the companies are most at fault.

Many companies offer little training on how to properly market for a business. Many of the companies that do offer training offer really bad advice. For example, many companies are still going by the common MLM practice of creating a warm market list and contacting the people off of that list.

This is not practical and does not work at all. Sales and business is a numbers game, in order for any business to work they must consistently market to huge numbers of people. Creating a list of your warm market will not get the job done.

Many times in fact it ends up backfiring, due to all the negative responses received from family and friends. With that being said let's go over what I think are the main elements to creating a successful home based business.

The fastest way to grow any company, is to get on the phone and make sales calls. This is the most direct route you can take and it also works the best.

Many people fear rejection which is why they would rather jump off a cliff than have to make phone calls. Studies show 90 percent of people who are making sales calls to grow their business are making over six figures per year. That stat shows how powerful making sales calls can be.
The next way to grow your company is to advertise. Advertising can range from magazine ads, newspaper ads,Pay Per Click, TV ads, and radio ads.

Posting in free classified ads, I believe is completely ineffective. Yes advertising will cost you money. I believe to have a truly effective advertising campaign going you will need an advertising budget of at least $5,000 a month.

If you don't have the money that is fine, just use whatever amount of money you can put aside to advertise with. Advertising your business is a vital element, which is often overlooked by many business owners. If you are going to be spending on advertising it makes complete sense to hire a professional copywriter to write sales ads for you.

Finally the big craze right now is Internet Marketing. Now yes you can pay for PPC to get your ads placed in search engines but you will at least need $1,000 per month depending on the keyword. I know some people who are spending $10,000 dollars a month on PPC alone.

The other way is to get organic listings in search engines like Google and Yahoo. The thing to remember with organic listings is it at least takes ,at a minimum, 3 months for your websites to show up. And that depends on what keyword you are going after. Some keywords can take years to get top listings for. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you, period.

As you can see their are many things to know and to learn when trying to start a successful home based business. Just remember you cannot learn everything overnight. Take your time and really learn how to build a business and the payoff will be huge.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Start A Home Based Business

Why are so many people looking to start a home based business? The answer is really quite simple. The opportunity people get when they start a home based business is overwhelming. Many people take full advantage of all of the perks that come with starting a home business.
Although starting a home biz is a great way to get out of your 9 to 5 there are some precautions you should know about before you venture out and begin your biz. One of the first things you will notice when trying to start a home based business is everyone and I mean everyone will promise you something for nothing. You should just know this does not exist.

These companies or individuals are simply lying to you. They just want your money and will leave you high and dry. Now there are some great businesses out there. But you will have to do your due diligence before joining up with any company.

A home business gives the average the person the opportunity to make the kinds of money most people only dream of. Many people are not aware of how the times are changing. This is not the 1950's anymore. Going to college and getting a good paying job will not cut it anymore.

Many people miss this point entirely. People think if they get more degrees they'll be okay. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are now living in a global economy. What does that mean to the average college educated worker? Well it means instead of just having to compete against other Americans for jobs, you will now have to compete against the world. Don't believe me.

Why do you think so many jobs are being shipped overseas? Corporations only care about saving the company money, period. Many people fail to see this fact and that is the reason so many people, primarily the middle class are going to get left in the dust.

A home business gives you the chance to move ahead with the times. The tax incentives alone are great but even more importantly, a home biz gives you more leverage. Yes more leverage. Instead of having to worry about your company downsizing or your job getting shipped off to India, you can create a new income stream for yourself.

Many people are depending on 3 things to take care of them. Their job, the government and their 401k if they have one. All 3 are extremely risky and have no insurance. First off your job can fire you at any moment. Your job is not a secure income stream, it can be taken away at any moment. You have no control over what decisions your company decides to make.

You are pretty much at your companies mercy. The government is not what is used to be. We are in a financial crisis. Many experts are predicting Social Security will become bankrupt within 10 to 20 years. And if you just think about it there is no way our government is going to be able to take care everyone. And even if you do get government support, your lifestyle will dwindle immediately.

If you want to live like a poor person then have fun depending on the government. 401k's are the biggest scam of them all. 401k's offer no insurance or protection for the American worker. Sure 401k's work if the stock market is going up but in a down market you can get completely wiped out.

Imagine building a 401k for 30 plus years and then having it completely wiped out in less than 24 hours. Well this is not some fairy tale this is really happening to people. Talk to the door greeter's at Wal-Mart.

Many people will not see this coming until it is too late. Don't be one of them. Not having to depend on a job for money is such an awesome feeling. Not having to live paycheck to paycheck is also an awesome feeling. The choice is yours. You can continue to get passed up or you can join the winning side and start a home based business.