Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mobile Tech Smart phones & more.....

Lets talk Smart phones & mobile technology.

First, some basics:
   A cell or mobile phones combined with a mobile operating system equals a smartphone. It is a high-end mobile phone. The "mobile operating system" or (OS) is much the same as the "brains" on your home computer or laptop. Except, you are mobile, wireless! Like.....Google Androids, Apples iOS & Microsoft's Window 7.

   In as simple as it is, your smartphone aka feature phone in a handheld computer. I can assure you of this because I do 80% of my home based business through my smartphone. That includes blogging, socializing (Facebook, Tweeting etc.,)....internet surfing and pretty much everything you do on your home computer/laptop you can do on today's smartphone.

   Your smartphone can wirelessly connecting electronic devices (Wi-fi) examples are portable game systems(PSP, DSi), your laptop. They will take high-quality pictures, have a Global Positioning System (GPS) and a feature I truely love is the Touch Screen

   Yes, today's technology has allowed more computing in your handheld phone than that was in our first Mercury mission into space.

 Remember Dick Tracy's radio wristwatch......I know, I'm showing my age but it is absolutely amazing what these phones are capable of........
......Movies & TV shows can be fully watched in amazing clarity (HD -High Definition), listen to thousands of radio stations from around the world. lets, not forget that you can send e-mails, write on your blog, build websites........and run a complete internet business.

 Are you up to date? Is your phone all that it can be?

With a reported 50 million people in the USA alone owning a smartphone as of 2011. Keeping up on the advances is a most. Hope this helps clear up some of that. I remember once being told back in the day when I was selling desktop personal computers(PC), that if i didn't keep up learning about the advancements in PCs. I would be computer illiterate within two years. This goes the same for smartphones out cause they will next take over tablets????

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Is Direct sales home based business a better route........

...... if you are starting a home based internet business?

I asked this, simply because of the amount of technical & marketing skills needed to really become successful (aka. profitable).

   When most people starts a internet home business in the Multi-level marketing (MLM), they are often mislead, not only about the amount of effort needed to generate the income advertised, but also how to sustain that income.

  Even the best network marketers have people that will drop-outs, not do the necessary work or simply have a saturated market. 

What is Direct sales -- Can be defined like this, marketing and selling of products, directly to a consumer.
You have a product or service that you sale to a buyer ( consumer) in exchange for currency! No need to learn complicated matrix systems. Companies like Avon, Mary Kay, Shaklee, The Pampered Chef & Tupperware are prime examples of successful internet based direct sales companies.
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Do you already have a following, a trusted list. Perhaps, you have members in your current business. Why not have them buy from you products & services they will most definitely NEED, USE or UPGRADE! Build an extra income from those that already trust you.
Eliminating the many barriers to success financially that may have been experienced in other Direct Sales, Network Marketing or MLM opportunities. We are driven by our motto "Makes it Possible!"

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"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." --Thomas A. Edison

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Truth is Network/Internet marketing is hard work!

   I'd like to start off this entry, asking the question....How & why there are so many people in this industry (Network/Internet marketing)? When it is widely known that only 3% will ever be successful & less than 15% will break pass even or R.O.I. (Return On your Investment). I am asking myself this question, simply because I have been in this biz for a number of years now. I 've seen it all, well, most of it. I'm sure to see alot more interesting events as time goes on. And so many continued to promote, so many claim you can success doing almost nothing. Push button this......3 clicks that. Yet, most of these people barely understand what marketing is about, let alone what a business is!

   So, Let me tell you, there has been plenty of long hours.......buildling webpages, articles, blogs, telephone conferences, product & company reviews, set-backs, drop-outs. Just to name a few of the elements one goes through in the industry just to even get to my current position in this monopoly. But in the end, when you get that e-mail confirming a sale or a new prospect has come on-board. you realize that the efforts of yesterday.....has paid off today. (It has help pay bills, even supported me because of sitter issue for my child where quit my job). And thats what counts. But, its who I'm, what I want to become that will set me aside.

Tweet Traffic Rush!

   So what brings me to this point is that there is so much (excuse the term) junk out there that people invest their hard earn money to try and get rich quick. You'd think that as long as this type of press-agentry has been going on, it would be fewer of these nonsense opportunities, better yet fewer people falling for these sites. Yet, every year bring a fresh new crop of get rich quick enthusiants, that believe you can make money doing nothing! And that is why some of these "guru" make HUGH amounts of money and  YOU DON"T!
   Most times its out of desperation, hopeful wishing but I must say some of those types of marketer are very good at saying/writing their ads that it becomes impulsive buying that springs into action, leaving common sense behind.

Side note: MLM in itself is not the culprit, understand that as you know......there are people out there that will do ANYTHING for money.  However, there are redoubtable companies in this industry. So be vigilant in your quest to associate your business with these get rich quick now companies.
   Look, presume must have a product/service that someone is willing to pay money for and you get paid from the sale of that product/service.. Exchange of something for money. No product/service....well where will the money come from to paid you?

After reading this post.......some great related posts I did a few years back here >>

Think about this:
~ the average pay out for most products/services particularly MLM artifacts is about $3-$5 per person in your organization/downline ( thats at least 1000 people needed in your business to generate a $3000 - $5000 a month income)
~ Most,but not all MLM companies make their money from buildling an organization/downline not from the sales. Perhaps consider - direct-sales marketing to start off with. ( I say this because you get paid for what you are able to sale. You get to learn about marketing online....what works, what doesn't work. Plus, and very importantly, you can mature a following aka building a list that believe in you, your brand).

Things to consider in this business:
  • Prepared to do work: its that simply! Nothing worth something is ever going to be just giving to you. Especially money. 
  • Learn something NEW everyday about the computer, the internet & technology - there are many great marketing tools & duplication systems you can implement to help your small business. 
  • Yes, that right....Rememeber that you MUST treat your network/internet marketing undertakings as a "business". 
  • Keep in touch as much as possible with you prospects, clients/consumers & downline. 
  • Paying your dues.....meaning if you are new to online marketing, expect to learn alot before you earn alot
 "In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words:
people, product and profits.Unless you've got a good team,( the trilogy) you can't do much with the other two".
- Lee Iacocca

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

STOP.....Overcome procrastination

Eliminate the Time Wasters in Selling

By Brian Tracy

   -- The first major time waster in selling is procrastination and delay. This occurs when you find every conceivable reason to put off getting there with people who can and will buy from you. Everyone procrastinates. There is always too much to do and too little time. The difference between successes and failures is determined by people's choices about what they put off. Losers put off the important things that could make a difference in their lives. Winners put off low-value tasks and activities.

Stop Wasting Time

   -- According to Robert Half International, half of all working time, in all fields, is wasted. Most of this wasted time is taken up with coffee breaks, phone calls, and personal business, or other useless activities that make no contribution to your work.

Resolve to Overcome Procrastination

   -- The best way to overcome procrastination is to plan each day in advance, set priorities on your activities, and then make your first sales call as early as you possibly can. Get up and get going. When you launch quickly into a workday, doing something important as early as possible, you will work at a higher level of effectiveness all day long.

The Incomplete Sales Call

   -- Another major time waster is the incomplete sales call, requiring a callback. This occurs when you have not thoroughly prepared your presentation or taken all the materials you need for your sales call. When you are with the customer, you find you're missing the correct order forms, or other materials needed to close the sale. You then have to make arrangements to go back and see the prospect a second time, something that often does not happen.

Inaccuracies and Deficiencies

   -- You waste a lot of time in selling when you find yourself with a prospect, but without all the information needed to make an intelligent presentation. You may have the wrong facts, the wrong figures, or the wrong specifications. You have misunderstood what the prospect said she wanted and made a proposal that does not solve the prospect's problem or satisfy her need.

Lack of Product Knowledge

   -- This weakness can cost you hours of hard work. It boils down to ignorance of the product or service you are selling. This is invariably caused by laziness on the part of the salesperson. Fortunately it can be very easily overcome with time and study.

Poor Preparation

   --Thorough preparation separates the sheep from the goats among sales professionals. The top salesperson takes the time to diligently study every detail of her product or service. She reviews and then reviews again. She takes notes. She decides in advance that no one will ever ask her a question that she cannot answer intelligently and completely.

Unconfirmed Appointments

   -- Here's a common scenario. A salesperson sets off across town to see a prospect for an appointment. It was arranged in advance, so everything should go as planned, right? But when the salesperson arrives, the prospect has been called out of town, is in a meeting, or cannot see him for some reason. As a result, he has wasted the entire trip, including the time it now takes him to get back to the office. Sometimes a salesperson can lose half a day because he did not reconfirm an appointment.

Action Exercise

   -- Plan every day in advance; make a list of everything you have to do, and then set priorities on your list; always start with your number one, most important task

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What is this Home based internet business & why is it of interest to me?

About working a Home based business:

The Benefits of Owning a Home Based Business

1. Low Risk. Your initial start up cost is usually less than $500.00 and you can get started today. The money you spend is for product to consume yourself and share with others. The advertising cost is minimal because most if not all is done through word of mouth.

2. Residual Income. As you build your organization, the company will continue to pay you every week by a wire transfer into your bank or onto your very own debit card. Once you build your business and as it continues to grow the weekly income becomes greater and greater.

3. Flexibility. Whether youre full time or part time you choose your own schedule to work. You are not obligated to clock in or have to be somewhere at a certain time. Its your business and you determine the outcome of your financial gain.

4. Time Leveraging of Others. If you want to create true wealth you must leverage yourself with people. The larger your organization becomes the less time you will have to spend working the business. It is a must that you have a system that is duplicatable, easy to understand for your distributors that become leaders and will carry on your system to others.

5. You Are The Boss. Its your business and you have control, just follow the proven system like any good business would and you can write your own pay check.

6. Tax Benefits. When you own your own business the government will give you all kinds of tax benefits. You can write off a portion of your home office, vehicle, travel and many other things. Its a 1099 world out there!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two frogs....

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them
fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit
was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The
two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit
with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop,
that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took
heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down
and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again,
the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He
jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the
other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to
them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the
entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging
word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it
through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes
to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your
path. The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand
that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak
words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in
difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time
to encourage another.
Auther unknown

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   I posted this short story for the purpose of 1) its so very true. Words can be very powerful, both in a positive or negative manner. 2) Many people view home based business as a cope out, scam, looking for an easy way out.
   Well, i'm not here to dispute the scam part of this industry. Because they sure are out there. But with the proper contacts and good research, those can be avoided.

What I feel this story represents is......

   If you have a GREAT reason why you want to work from home. ( Children, extra income because of tough times, building your nest eggs, etc.,) you will find a way to see that the possibilities to generate that income online is enormous.

   When it becomes ONLY about the money, then you start to do things just to make a buck. You can see it all over. But in this industry..... it does take time. It takes time for people to see who you really are. Do you bring something to the table that others can relate to.

   So, if you are one of those people that have been thinking about working online, home based business, internet marketing and/or MLM. There are great companies/businesses and opportunities out there. Figure out what you really after. Because real people, in real online businesses make a honest living despite what others may say. Who are you listening to? And where are you getting your info?

Be a Sales Superstar
by Brian Tracy 

   This is a wonderful time to be alive and working in the profession of selling. Regardless of the ups and downs of the economy or temporary changes in your industry, there have never been more opportunities for you to achieve more of your goals—and enjoy a higher standard of living—than exist today by selling more of your products and services in the marketplace.

Commit to Excellence
  Ambitious people have one remarkable characteristic in sales. They dream big dreams. They have high aspirations. They see themselves as capable of being the best in their fields. They know that the top 20 percent of salespeople make 80 percent of the sales, and they are determined to be among that top group.

Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail
  Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are, and always have been, the greatest enemies of success and happiness. For this reason, top salespeople work continually to confront the fears that hold most salespeople back. The two major fears that stand as the greatest obstacle on your road to success are the fear of failure, or loss, and the fear of criticism, or rejection. These are the major enemies to be overcome.

Put Your Whole Heart into Your Selling
   Selling has often been called a transfer of enthusiasm. The more enthusiastic and convinced you are about what you are selling, the more contagious this enthusiasm will be and the more your customers will sense it and act on it. Human beings are primarily emotional in everything they so and say. This is why caring is a critical element in successful selling.

Position Yourself as a Real Professional 
 Top salespeople see themselves as consultants rather than salespeople. They see themselves as advisors, helpers, counselors, and friends to their clients and customers. They see themselves as problem solvers more than anything else.

Dedicate Yourself to Continuous Learning 
 To earn more, you must learn more. You are "maxed out" today at your current level of knowledge and skill. You cannot get more or better results by simply working harder using your present abilities. If you want to earn more in the future, you must learn and apply new methods and techniques. Remember the old saying: "The more you do of what you're doing, the more you'll get of what you're getting."

Action Exercise 
 Develop an action plan for personal and professional development. Prepare a "training schedule" for yourself exactly as if you were training for a marathon or a big competition.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Understanding your website and/or blog with SEO


   This is one of my best site for real talk information about understanding and building my websites and blogs over the years. 

   Stop by its free. Plus, daily newsletter and resource site for Webmasters that is updated daily. 

   At SiteProNews, they are dedicated to meeting the needs of novice and professional webmasters by providing the best collection of software tools, general resources and expert articles available on the Web today. 

   They give you the opportunity to learn from the Web’s top experts in HTML authoring, site promotion and submission, marketing and income generation.

How to check & compare your competitor keywords?

The internet marketing industry often separates SEO and SEM, implying that SEO itself is not a marketing strategy.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Amazon slashs Illinois associates/ Weekly Updates/ Assist Japan

Those who want to help can go to and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

In addition, with ongoing evacuations in the United States, the Red Cross Safe and Well website is a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies like tsunamis. There are several easy ways to register yourself or search for a loved ones.

   Safe and Well website: 
   - From a computer visit
   - Smartphone visit         - any phone, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 

Thousands of Illinois resident no longer allow to represent or make a income through their "Amazon Associates Program"

This is part of the e-mail I recent received the other, as they pull the plug on many individuals income. I know its not Amazon fault, but I believe with some associate, who's income is being generated by this program.....should have a choice. Then allow what ever tax needed to be implied by choice of the associated.  I'm just saying!"

Program for well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Illinois residents. Unfortunately, a new state tax law signed by Governor Quinn compels us to terminate this program for Illinois-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by Illinois-based affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We had opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by national retailing chains, most of which are based outside Illinois, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that its enactment forces this action.

   As a result of the new law, contracts with all Illinois affiliates of the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated and those Illinois residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to,, or

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Going Mobile in 2011

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Here's an exercise for you;

Imagine that it's possible for you to earn 10 times your current annual wage. If you're earning $25,000, imagine for a moment that it's possible for you to earn $250,000, a 1,000 percent increase.

Believe in Yourself

The first reaction of most people to that exercise is to smile briefly and then to begin thinking about why it isn't possible. One man said to me, "If you knew how many years it's taken for me to get to what I'm earning today you wouldn't be suggesting that I could earn 10 times as much."

There Are No Excuses

Mark Twain once wrote that there are a thousand excuses for every failure but never a good reason. The tragedy of the average American is that whereas his or her main preoccupation seems to be money, or the lack thereof, the average person has the inherent potential to earn far more than he or she is earning currently.

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Can Someone Be 10x Better?

Is the manager earning $250,000 per year ten times as smart as the manager earning $25,000? Ten times as experienced? Does he or she work 10 times harder? Of course not. None of these are physically or mentally possible, but there are people in every business earning many times more than others with the same average age, experience and intelligence.

I.Q. Doesn't Really Matter

In fact, a few years ago in New York, a thousand men and women were selected at random and tested for I.Q. Between the one having the highest I.Q. in this sample and the one with the lowest, there was a difference of only two and a half times. But between the person earning the most, who by the way, was not the one with the highest I.Q. and the one earning the least, who was not the one with the lowest I.Q., there was a difference of 100 times in income.

Here are two things you can do to start increasing your income.

First, identify the highest earning, most successful people in your field and find out what it is that they are doing differently from others who aren't doing as well. Copy them every day.
Second, set a goal to double your income over the next two or three years and then figure out what you'll have to do to achieve it. Get started!  

SMS vs. Email Marketing:

97% of text messages (SMS’) are read within approximately one (1) minute of receiving. Text message (SMS) marketing has an approximate response rate of 23%+. That is ten (10) times the response rate of email advertisements! On average, out of 100 marketing emails sent out, only 22% are actually read, with a response rate of less than 2%. * We have a winner! SMS hands down!

(*Information source: Direct Marketing Association/DMA 2010)

Mobitizing your business (or organization) helps you establish a unique, direct and effective connection with your customers (or members). Today’s consumers almost NEVER leave home without their mobile phone. That means with Mobitize, your customers are always within your reach and can receive your advertisements via text message (SMS) anywhere, 24/7, 365!

The Mobi-Adz solution allows you to send out text message (SMS) advertisements to customers that “opt-in” to receive them. You can send them targeted text messages (SMS’) informing them of the information you want them to know about your business. The most common types of messages our members currently send out to their respected “opted-in” customers include; discount offers via virtual coupons or promo code, news and announcements, advertising an event, exclusive limited time offers, VIP contests, weekly and or monthly updates on a cause etc…

Mobile Website:
The Mobi-Page solution is a customization mobile website page. Individuals often use it as a mobile personal profile (bio), or to highlight the business they currently work for or are currently promoting. Businesses often use it as a mobile business website to highlight their products, services and or opportunities. You can also link your social network profiles (Facebook / Twitter / MySpace etc…), YouTube videos, post pictures and important information you want people to know about you or your business (see picture below). Get the most out of your mobile (SMS) marketing package by creating and adding on the Mobi-Page link to all your text messages (SMS) advertisements

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