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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