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Making Money Online Through Affiliate Programs. What Are You Missing?

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

In the current economic environment is it any wonder that people are looking at alternatives to the conventional day job? There are many reasons why people look to working online as a means of income and it is important to recognise these reasons before entering into any online business.

There are so many get rich quick products being released these days, unfortunately most of them don’t work or perhaps are just missing a piece of crucial information. At the end of the day it is still worthwhile knowing the right way to do things properly. How do I know this? 5 years and thousands of dollars spent on these kind of products together with 20 years corporate experience have finally paid off.

I now know that there is nothing more important than understanding your circumstances, creating a plan and sticking to it. If you add this to a good basic grounding in Internet Marketing strategies you will very likely make money. I ask the following questions when helping people plan their business.

1) How Much Time Do You Have? In order to answer this you need to keep a diary of your movements for a week. Include social outings , recreation, anything that keeps you away from your computer really. If you don’t generally get home until 8 pm and are back at work at 8 am when can you really put time in to your business?

2) Do You Have Money? Yes, there are strategies to earn online without a lot of money but if you understand your own situation you can make a decision based on what will work for you. The last thing you want is to put yourself under further financial stress if you are doing this to make additional income.

3)What Are You Good At? What Do You Enjoy? This helps you to understand what you may succeed with. Personally, I enjoy writing so article marketing and blogging has become part of my arsenal but you may be different. By choosing something that you enjoy you are more likely to feel a sense of accomplishment rather than a dread of what you are about to do.

3) What are your goals? Ask yourself why you are doing this and what you want to achieve. Think about things that make you happy that perhaps you are no longer able to do. Maybe when you were a child you enjoyed painting and now it’s the last thing on your mind. Thinking about the little things like this as well as the big picture of “I want a house by the beach” allows you to make small changes and work towards a long term goal without feeling that you are achieving nothing.

4) Put it all together Once you have taken these steps you are in a position to see clearly how much time and money you can apply, and where you want to be and how you might get here. It’s now time to put it all together and work backwards to get a daily, weekly and longer term plan.

Of course these are the very early steps of your life making money online and you must apply the basics to whichever approach you take. I use a number of methods of Internet Marketing to ensure I have multiple income streams but if I do not stick to my tasks and remain organised it very quickly goes to pot. I have learnt about the many methods I use from one forum Bring The Fresh but the tools I use are separate to that and the final key that is often lost.

Personally, I use a suite of tools that I have built myself to manage my time, goals and business overall. I had to scrape things back to the core to understand what drives me to work at home and to find my motivation. I have used my background in Business Consulting and applied it to my own circumstances and now am working towards helping others to do the same.

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In addition, if you’d like to learn how to properly leverage Internet Marketing go to Bring The Fresh to see a live example of what works.

Proof That Obstacles Can’t Hold You Back

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Failure will come walking right to your door anytime you begin to hold back. It does not matter what level of success you have achieved. Put your heart and soul into something or failure will surely follow. Try this exercise to help you learn not to hold back. You will experience a new level of life.

1. What in the past have you wanted to achieve, made a couple steps toward it and then, pulled back? This is the area that you could succeed in if you would allow yourself to stop holding yourself back. This is the area or thing that you are not putting your heart and spirit into all the way.

2. Write a short statement (3 or 4 paragraphs is enough) about what would happen if you went all the way for this goal and did not hold back.

3. Make a list of three things that you in the way of you accomplishing this desire.

4. Write three action steps toward your desire that you could accomplish right now.

5. Make a commitment to do at least do these three things. No more and no less-just these three things.

Observe what happens to the obstacles that were in your way. Sometimes they will diminish or change. Sometimes they will completely eliminate themselves. These obstacles are replaced with other seemingly impossible and impassable things.

You will come to realize two things once you experience the “changing of your obstacles” in this exercise:

1. Challenges, problems, and desires will continually be in the way of your desires.
2. Should you continue to not hold back and to give it your all; obstacles will disappear, change or diminish on the way to accomplishing your desires.

All of us who are upgrading our lives to the next level will tell you that we faced obstacles, challenges, and insurmountable odds. This is the same for all successful people. But, we just keep going. Eventually, our success few bigger and bigger.

One of my personal sayings that I share with my audiences is, “The level of success for any person is directly proportional to that individual’s level of courage.” Please remember that courage does not relate to a lack of fear, but to doing things regardless of fear. You are giving your all and not holding back.

Amelia Earhart was the first pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. She proudly stated, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

Don’t hold back in your life or with your dreams. Don’t hold back at all and see what happens. You’ll amaze yourself at the new power and level of success you’ll achieve rapidly.

Sincerely Yours,
Dr. Michael J. Duckett

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Online Marketing: The Big Secret

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

There is one and only one online marketing secret. There is no secret, no magic bullet, or foolproof formula.

Ignore the daily emails we all receive from self-proclaimed internet millionaires who make thousands of dollars daily while traveling to the world’s most exotic vacation spots. If these folks are as wealthy as they claim to be, their money probably comes from selling worthless “secrets” and questonable business opportunities to newbies.

How can I make such a blanket statement? Because I have made free search engine optimization lessons available to online business owners for more than five years. In doing so, I have researched dozens of pieces of software and many more “can’t miss” online business programs. Very few are worth the cost of a lunch at a fast food restaurant. Many are entirely worthless.

Finding people who will offer to sell you “instant wealth” is easy. But, their information is seldom worth the $37-$250 price tag.

But, there are some tips and techniques that can help you become a successful internet marketer. And all they will cost you to get them is a few more moments of your time.

1. Begin by thinking, reading, and researching. Know as much as you can about the workings of your business as you can.

2. Almost nobody builds a successful business without putting in time and effort.

3. Ideally, Your website should offer people something they need. If not, it had better offer them something they want pretty badly.

4. Tell the truth. All of us are more inclined to buy from those we trust.

5. Your website and other promotional copy must respect people’s time. Who wants to read a repetitive 700 word sales pitch?

6. Remember that many people are afraid to buy from a faceless business on the Internet. But, a good guarantee can eliminate that fear.

7. Invest in products that can save you time and bring you success more quickly. Link building software, article submission software, and a good autoresponder are good examples.

8. Recognize the importance of aggressive marketing. Design a well-conceived marketing plan, and allocate at least 80 hours a month to marketing-related activities.

It would be nice if there were 5 steps you could take to guarantee success. Unfortunately, that’s just the stuff of dreams. But, if you develop a thoughtful business plan, work hard, and market your business aggressively, I like your chances.

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