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Easy Steps to Entering the World of Home Based Online Business – With Little Or No Cost – Quickly!

Posted on December 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The whole idea and purpose behind operating a online business is simply to make money. To do this & build a successful business, you must have the outside world know that you have a product, services or information to offer them…online! Believe me, there is an endless list of avenues to start your journey, but there is a simply and inexpensive way to build get your name recognition or as it is referred to your BRAND – your business reputation. It is call Blog or Blogging.


Web Journals – With a blog you can upload daily posts about anything that you want. Pictures, videos and other information can be uploaded on to your blog. Some people create personal blogs as a way to keep in touch with family members. But nowadays, blogs & bloggers are not just for personal journals…..internet marketer have discovered a powerful tool that allows businesses to connect with an audience quickly and efficiently. Everyone & anyone can have a blog created in a just short period of time. You can establish a personal connection with your targeted audience. It will however, take effort and frequent updates by adding new quality content to your site daily or weekly.

As we explore the use of blogs as a inexpensive starting point to your online business. If you are looking for a way to show off your expertise and also make a little money while doing it, consider starting a blog. How would you feel, to do something that you love and can make a living from it?

As I have pointed out in my earlier blogs, we must first figure out what you will market? What is your Passion? Do you know about something that others are interested in?

As a baby boomer, Over the course of my career, I have had the benefit of doing many different activities, learning different skills…whether it was from working, traveling or hobbies. And I am now turning some of them into a way to make extra income. Many of you have at least one skill or expertise ( you make not even have thought about this) that you have done on the side (hobbies, interests, arts & crafts, sports, music, etc.,). Maybe something you have done from being employed for many years. And you have always had a passion for a particular segment of that jobs. This can be your niche. LOOK…just start a blog about it!

Provide quality and unique content about this passion or interest, the traffic will come and your blog visits will start to grow. With the help of some very simply internet marketing strategies, one person connect with two people, those people tell two more and so on and so…!

There are many FREE blogging platforms to use if you are new to this. Sites like:

o Blogger.com,
o WordPress.org,
o Blogspot.com
o Typepad
o Bravenet, with many others across the web

How can you make money from blogs?

Once you have built a following with interesting & quality content. Your visitors will see that you have a product (arts & crafts, maybe an eBook on your expertise or service) you can provide them.

You can also add these income generating strategies like: o Google AdSense o Selling Advertising o Affiliate Marketing – Get paid for all products sold through your blog.

Sites that pay you to blog!

o American Consumer Opinion Panel- Place banners on your blog, get paid $0.50 per person that signs up
o b5Media- Get paid to write about what you love.
o Linkpost- They pay up to 70% per post. Receive payments monthly by PayPal, check, or direct deposit.
o Pay Per Post- This site offers you the opportunity to complete tasks
o PayU2Blog- Get paid per post.
o ReviewMe- Get paid from $20-$200 to review products and services on your blog.
o Smorty- Get paid to write your opinion about people, products, and services. Get paid weekly.

In up and coming blogs, I will actually start from scratch with a passion of mine. Combined with insights & tips I provide from my website, I will post, track these events as the blog grows enabling you to watch the actual growth through basic internet marketing strategies. Stop by and get a feel for what’s going on. When you find your true passion, you will be unstoppable in achieving your goals. Whether it be financial or personal, the internet makes it easy and affordable to make a name for yourself and build your online business.

I Wonder Why People Run When I Say, “Home-Based Internet Business”

Posted on December 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

It seems like I can talk about anything under the sun to any of my friends and family, but when I say these words, or any variations of these words, “internet home-based business” they run for the hills. Of course that is figuratively speaking. What actually happens is that they shut down. Their eyes turn to glass and they have nothing else to say. In fact at that moment they remember an appointment that they made six months ago that is going to start in 10-minutes. Then they say they will call me, when they have a time. Off they go and I don’t hear from them again for another six months!

So what is it about that term, Internet Business? I am really not sure, but I do know one thing. People have been scammed on the internet, they have been cheated, and they have given their best to their efforts and ultimately failed. When they are facing seeming failure, it becomes an issue of trauma. They have put so much into this internet thing they were trying to build, and it did not turn out as they expected. In fact it could happen to them two or three times before they throw in the towel. I believe that somewhere in their mental processes they throw up a defensive wall. They vow to themselves that they will never put themselves in the position to fail again.

It is true that there are people and businesses that scam people through internet home-based businesses. That is unfortunate and I believe as the industry has matured over the years, regulations have been set up to prevent the rapid spreads of scams on the internet. I think that the general population has grown savvy and they are able to recognize scams more readily and avoid them.

Another problem that should be considered is that we take people from the everyday work-a-day world and we make them business owners. They have to make the shift from being in charge of one little piece of an organization to the CEO of their own online business. The business either rises or falls on their performance. And the difficult part of that is that it could take months or even a year before they realize that they are at the top and the success or failure of the business depends on their ability to create success out of thin air.

Another complication to consider when we consider why people fail when they try to build a business online is that the function and technology of building an online business is very different from building a brick and mortar business. The brick and mortar business is a well-defined because it has been around for hundreds of years. Online business is an evolving technology that does not function like the business model that we have grown up with in this world. Because the technology is new and ever-changing, when you put someone in charge of their own home-based internet business, they have to be re-educated. In effect people have not failed in their efforts to build their own business; they simply went as far as their training would take them in the business.

The good news is we now have many, many models of success in online business. From those successes hundreds of training courses have been developed. Tools have been created to overcome the difficult places and turn the weakness into great strength. In fact more tools and online courses are being developed every day with the sole goal in mind of making the online entrepreneur a success.

Today with just the click of a mouse success tools can be accessed and implemented. Streaming webinars can be found across the internet to give us the “how-to” training that we need to be an online business success. Lead generation and phone technology have been developed to find targeted leads and even broadcast your message to them. When all else fails, if you are struggling with your home business, all you have to do is click into You Tube and you can bet that somebody has a solution to your problem in the form of a You Tube Video!

Let me conclude with this thought. You should never be ashamed to talk about your internet business with anyone. If they don’t want to hear it, move on. Then it should be your pleasure to go out and find the training and tools to put together a home-based internet business that you can be proud of. I predict that it won’t be long before they start asking you, “What was that intent thing you wanted to share with me? Tell me more.”

If you are struggling with building your online business and need to be mentored and trained, Check out my resource box to learn how you can tap into a massive amount of the most up-to-date online business training. Help is available I would be happy to partner with you to move you to a place of unbelievable success!

The Importance of Education Even When You’re Working At Home

Posted on December 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

Is formal education necessary to starting an online IM or networking marketing business?

I was in an Internet Marketing (IM) forum the other day and we were having a big discussion about the importance of education for Internet Marketers. The opinions were widely varied but there were some people who really are getting too caught up in some of these “gurus” who are blasting their products all over the ‘Net, starting with, “Watch how this high school (or college) dropout makes $5,623,500 in just one month!”


The main question came from a relatively new member to the IM industry asking if any of us would or would not recommend a formal education in studies of marketing, finance or economics and would it help in earning more money.

Now, personally, I am a high school “dropout.” I did go back and get my GED and finally went to college through an adult education program. I’ve also taken some online courses and night school courses over the years. And I’ll be honest, it wasn’t until recently that I genuinely started to appreciate the importance of education, regardless of how I’ve learned what I’ve learned over the years.

And I will say that while a formal education, meaning attending an accredited institution whether you go to a physical building or decide to enroll with one of the many online universities available today, may not be “necessary” to IM and starting your own business, education overall is extremely critical to the success of any business you decide to launch.

Why is that? Because unless you have a stash of cash to pay other people to do everything for you, you’re going to be in big trouble if you don’t have some type of post-high school education behind you. Even taking non-credit online courses or non-credit courses through one of the at-home correspondence schools, anyone deciding to launch a blog or an affiliate website absolutely needs an education in a variety of subjects.

What types courses can you take to help? First, a solid grasp of the English language, or your native language if you’re outside of the U.S. is very important. I say this because if you don’t know how to write or spell, how are you going to build your website or blog in the first place? How are people going to read your content?

So if you managed to pretty much slip and slide through high school without a solid foundation of writing, spelling and grammar, you’re going to need to have a healthy amount of cash saved up to pay ghostwriters for you.

Next, a good knowledge of computers and the Internet. It doesn’t matter if it’s MAC based or a PC, but you really need to know more than just how to turn on your computer or you’re going to waste a lot of money trying to pay people to do find things or even do things for you that you don’t know how to do yourself.

Fortunately, schools have gotten pretty advanced and most elementary school kids are now learning computers and the Internet to complete their homework. My stepdaughter isn’t even in “junior high” yet and she’s actually learned more about different software programs than I know! It’s pretty cool!

Do you need a formal education in math, marketing, finance or economics to succeed in IM? No. But it wouldn’t hurt to either take some adult courses in subjects like QuickBooks to help with keeping your revenue and expenses straight for tax time. And actually, most of the stuff you’ll need to know or learn when it comes to Internet Marketing or blogging you can actually learn on YouTube.

The bottom line is, the importance of education is largely dependent on what type of business you’re going to start, how well you did in high school and the subject areas you think you need some help with. But post-high school, a literal “formal” education isn’t critical to your success.