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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Should I get involved in multi level marketing?

Choose a product you want to buy. Choose a stable company. Don't ignore your very first instincts.
MLM (Multi Level Marketing) can be a legit home based business where you can make some money however, there are several things that you should ask yourself beforegetting involved.
Does the company have a real product to sale that people want?
Is it an answer to a need?
Does the MLM seem to be more about recruiting others that selling the actual product?
Is the product reasonably priced and would YOU purchase it if you were not involved the MLM?
Are people going to want to purchase the product again and again and not just be a one time sale to get you off their back from pushing the product.
How long has the MLM been in operation? Remember, you don't want to join a fly by night company but you also don't want the product to be over saturated.
The truthful answers to all of these questions are very important. Make sure you are being honest with yourself!!
There are many expensive health & wellness products out there these days being sold through MLM. Ask if someone is going to continue to purchase this product for $40/month if they can't prove it's really doing anything to benefit them.
What makes this product special? Can you go next door to your local store and buy a similar product for much less?
Remember the economy is still down and people are watching their money like a hawk! Why would they be willing to purchase your product in these difficult times? Will they really make money if you recruit them into your organization? Can you assure them they will make money with a straight face?
Make sure that you personally believe in the products you are selling and you feel no guilt when you try to sell the products to others because you know it has benefit!
Do your research. Understand the compensation plan and how you are going to make money BEFORE diving in head first!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Top home business ideas of 2010!

If you are thinking about starting a home based business, the number of opportunities can be overwhelming. We have listed a few of the TOP home business markets that are tried and true with growth potential.
1. Seniors Market.
2. Green Energy
3. Going Local. Making the world wide web local! Community websites.
4. Health & Wellness 
5. Pets

You are likely to need more start up money than you first think you will!
Know your your competition and how you will be different!
Marketing can be very expensive so be sure to read our article on "How to market your business on the cheap".

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tips for an organized life!

You cannot expect your home or family to be organized if you are not. Clearing clutter from your home today does not mean your home will stay clean. You must have a long range plan of how to stay organized.

Many people never start to organize because they feel it won't be perfect... so why get started. Always remember that if you do a little each day that getting something accomplished is more important than being perfect! Don't kick yourself in the rear by expecting perfectionism. You will be amazed what devoting just 10 minutes daily will get accomplished.

I use the 10 minute rule every single day. Have a messy house? Spend 10 minutes today sweeping the floor and 10 minutes tomorrow dusting the furniture. By the end of the week you have spent 70 minutes cleaning your house. The 10 minute rule applies to many other things you may want to get accomplished but just don't want to get started.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My little visitor!

How many of us take the time to really slow down and take a look around us at all the beauty in nature?  I know sometimes I forget in my rush to get things done.  But, today after a frustrating morning of running errands I finally made it home and I was greeted by this cute little lizard on my patio.  I quickly got my bags inside and rushed for my camera and was hoping he would still be waiting to have his photo taken, and he was!  I wish I had been able to get even closer, but, I scared him and he ran behind a board.  I waited for him to come out and of course he had changed colors trying to camouflage himself.  So, next time you are feeling frazzled from too much to do in too little time, stop and take a breath and look around you and see what nature has to offer!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ways to stay motivated.

Stop and really think about the things that you enjoy and things that bore you. It's important that you don't avoid important work that needs to get done just because you find it boring however, it's equally important to be able to dedicate some time to things you enjoy.

I bet you have you have never written your successes. You should keep a sort of diary of things you are proud of and would like to share with others. Read the list from time to time as a reminder of your accomplishments.

Avoid negative people and people that "one up" your stories. Network with positive people who you feel may embrace your business.

You should have both a personal and a business goal or mission. If you don't have one, get one immediately! Find something you have enjoyed doing or have always wanted to accomplish.

Purchase books or motivational audio recordings that inspire you. Listening to a CD when you are feeling down can be very uplifting!

It's difficult to be motivated in a home business when you have a dirty house! How you feel about yourself, your business and your home can have a BIG impact on your daily thoughts and activities.

Always accept feedback as a way to improve your business and not as a personal attack. Failure is ok as long as you learn from it and are willing to try again.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What type of business could you start from home?

What type of home business to start is one of the most daunting questions many want to be entrepreneurs face.

Make sure you take your time and give thought to current trends and how you will make money.

If you want to make 40k per year, break that down as to how much you would need to make per month, per week and per day. The number can be very scary and it may very well cause you to rethink your business plan or even the type of business. While you should have a passion about the type of business, you also have to be realistic as to its potential.

There is a current trend in America to "Go Green". Perhaps give some thought as to how you could capitalize using this concept.

How to be a better Husband, Wife or Life Partner!

Remember when you started dating your current love? I bet you tried to impress that person and did and said things that you would not normally say or do. It's important to be true to yourself!

I feel the most important thing I can tell you about love and relationships is that words are empty if they are not backed up with actions. You can tell a person that you love them all day long but it means nothing if you ignore that person or don't SHOW them you love them.

Do not yell at your partner. If you feel that you need to yell at your partner then YOU have made a mistake and need to go back, slow down and calmly figure out how to fix it. If you are yelling, your partner is no longer listening and anything you are yelling about is just causing anger and damaging your relationship. Many people feel that they must address a situation at that moment. It's usually much better to wait until the next day when you are both calm. Take 24 hours and think about how you can get your point across without upsetting your partner.

Just as not yelling is important, you certainly must never swear or hit your partner!

Remember to thank your partner DAILY for the little things they do for you. I now try to make sure to tell my wife how much I enjoyed dinner. I acknowledge the time and effort that went into cooking the meal and tell her how much I appreciate it.

Don't lose who you are in a relationship and feel you must merge into one. You are both individuals with different viewpoints, like and dislikes. Just think about how boring it would be if you had the same thoughts.

Tips For A Better Life

Buy a DVR. It will allow you more personal time by fast forwarding through commercials plus allow you to get more sleep.

Spend more time with senior citizens and young children.

Make people smile each day. Live for the moment.

Realize life is too short to worry and to hate people.

Don't try to win every argument. It's perfectly fine to just disagree!

It's a big mistake to compare your life to others! Another persons life may appear better but you really have no idea of their full journey.

No matter how bad a situation may appear to be.... it will change.

Family is very important. Call your family members and friends often. They will be there for you when you need them.

Never Envy another persons status in life. Live your life.

How to market your business on the cheap!

1. Social networking is a great way to get your message out and is free. Create a Facebook and MySpace page. Also don't be afraid to start tweeting! Twitter gets your message out on the internet instantly using the keywords you send.

2. Write an article and post it to websites like,, and

3. Utilize the signature line on emails you send to promote your business.

4. Window decals on your vehicle. You can create a moving billboard seen all around town!

5. Create a blog or website that has an RSS feed. Submit your RSS feed to RSS directories. Google the terms RSS and RSS directories if you are not familiar. Don't under estimate the power of regular content sent to RSS feeds. Search engines pick up on your content on various websites.

6. Post on FREE classified web sites such as and