Just a quick update to say HEY, I am still here! How are you all!? The summer has brought me time to rethink , refocus and relax. I am glad to say I HAVE relaxed and just gotten away from the computer in various ways, yet, not totally!
I am hoping the time away has brought new growth and new direction. I am so looking forward to simply sharing with you all the new things going on.
The new things are ALL my great kids are in public school now! My 15 year old just started 8th grade public school, First time! He has been homeschooled most of his life, He did have one year and a little more of a private school, but, it turned out to be a very bad experience and personally frustrating as a parent, as they set him back rather than helping him forward. Nonetheless, moving forward, we had some testing done to find his learning strengths and weaknesses. Results are still out…None the less, It is a tremendous beginning and looking forward to all the great things to be done before the year is through! I am anticipating the rewards of being a BOSS and all that has already accumulated!
My focus continues to refine. I think for all of us in business, particularly for newer online students and entrepreneurs, we want to find what works right now! I know that is true for me, There is so much noise and confusion out there and sitting in front of a computer striving to find the right path is definitely frustrating. Sitting on you butt, trying to get out of the office yet still in front of a computer is not really the result that any of us are looking for right?!
Life is so fleeting, so, that is my goal, to find things that allow me to experience life and not waste it in my home office. Time saved from being on a computer in any form is time spent with my family! GOAL!
That is were I am at! what is everyone else up to these days?
School beginning and Fall go hand in hand! I just love this time of year!! Blessing to you all, Talk soon!
You want to work at home. You are tired. You don’t know where you kids are. Your hubby is exhausted working 24/7 it seems like.. Does any of this sound familiar? Yes?
Are you and your partner working around the clock and still not paying bills. Is you every day job ever going to give you a raise. Do you want to really actually fire your boss? Is time for you to be a B.O.S.S.!?!
Why am I asking You these questions?
Because I want you to stop and think. Stop now and think about what you really want to be doing .. Make a mental picture right now.
What does it look like?
Write down some steps to get there.
Today, before you go to bed, do one productive thing to make a step toward those steps on that paper!
Why do I Care About What You DO?
I care because I know how you feel. I care because I hate being miserable or seeing people in misery, honestly! Life is so short to have a J.O.B. this is not satisfying.
How Can I look Great and Still do All I Need to DO?!
Drink plenty of water!
Get lots of sunshine!
Essentially, take care of yourself! If that means wash your face and moisturize, then take time to do just that.
Get up. Get dressed. Put your shoes on. be ready for the day and for anything that comes your way. This doesn’t mean be dressed to the T, but, be comfortable with yourself and your appearance. Have fun. Fix your hair or use a touch of makeup, even if its your favorite blush or lipgloss. My rule of thumb on lipstick is a little goes a LONG way.. The more natural the look,the better!
Clean Your House!
Now, do not get me wrong here, my house is not perfect… It never well be, but, I do like to get things off the floor and the counters and SHINE THE SINK . The Fly Lady is an inspiration to me and can help you out too if you are look for a way to keep your home clean and feel good about yourself!
Basically, take back your life!
That is it in a nutshell. To be your own boss, you have got to take steps to take back your life!
Is it going to be easy? Probably not!
Are you going to have to do some work? Most likely. Are you going to lose some sleep? Potentially! But, it is either that or keep doing things the harder way, losing more sleep and being more miserable until the day you die!
So, map out that plan and start taking steps now however small they may be…
You got this! You can do this! I believe in you! we will talk more later! Until then… TTYL! Gosh, I better go get some sunshine!
Lots of changes going on and I am excited to be in the midst of them. One of them is that I have been focusing on lead generation and found a great tool for you to try!
Lead Generation Tip
For most of us we have a warm market and a cold market when building mlm or a business. The warm market , being your friends family and relatives will normally never look at you the same once you approach them with your business opportunity, right? Enter MLM ROD- Recruit on Demand!
You will get 100 leads automatically for signing up for a one time 15 dollar fee. They also have 2 upgrade levels, but if you refer 3 people it is free. Yes, free! So go ahead and check them out and see if it is something that can help grow your business!
Number 2 change is my new wellness distributorship. It is a company that I have been in for over 10 years! so, I am excited about my changes and looking forward to all the next steps in front of me..
At the moment I am using Namecheap for webhosting. It has been a chore to get settled. I had lots of problems that need a friend of mine from Twitter to come in and take care of. Jim was amazing and did everything for me. He is a Web developer champ and if it weren’t for his moving all my sites over and doing all the heavy lifting I would have lost all my websites completely, because of my ignorance!
Yes you heard me right. I met this associate on Twitter and he has become a great friend and trusted associate, at that! Odd, but, true and so glad I did.
Well, that whole experience took over two weeks to sort out and was so time-consuming, but, I am now rested and looking forward to spending my extra time and energy on helping get people like you and me a income online without consuming a very sensitive warm market! Thus, I invite you on the journey!
I hope you are having a great summer so far and that it would truly be a lazy happy time for us all. Summer just goes by too fast!
When you hear about people getting scammed online, you have to wonder how they could be so dumb, right!? Well, it happens more than you think and it happens to smart, savvy people all the time. It is humiliating! I know! It happened to my husband and I!
Long story short, hubby sold a laptop computer on Craigslist. The West Coast buyer paid via counterfeit cashiers check. Imagine that! Before we knew it, though, it was too late!
Who is Stopping YOU from Being Scammed?
Are you expecting your spouse or a good friend and confidant that you trust to keep up on scams or warn you of a potential scam? Are you prepared with enough information yourself to prevent a scammer?
Because, in all honesty, your knowledge or lack of knowledge is the only thing, the only weapon you have standing between a thief scamming you or not. In many cases, by the time, a friend or spouse finds out, the mistake is already made. The damage is already done.
I was recently reading an article in the Reader’s Digest which prompted me to write this post. The article speaks of a woman who fell in love with a con man whom she meet through an online dating service. She only communicated with him via emails.
This person, Duane or Dewayne(they could not even remember how to spell their own name!) asked her for money many times, which she sent with the promise that (he) would come see her, but, something always happened to detain that visit, so, she never got to meet (him)!
(He) scammed her and she lost a ton of money to a virtual stranger. No one knows who “he” really was or where this person (or persons )really lives, and who is still out there ready for the next victim. Someone unprepared and unsuspecting, who would have no clue what to look for.
If this is you, read on.
3 Important Points to Remember To Avoid Scams!
In the video above, I discuss 3 of the primary things , the 3 R’s,you need to consider to successfully avoid scams online. Plus, I pull a trick on you, see if you can find it!
Know who you are talking to=Real.
Know who they are associated with= Relationship.
Make sure the people and their programs are fully vetted before you even consider them= Relevant.
Like mama always says, don’t talk to strangers! It is old, but, good advice still worth listening to.
12 Ways to Avoid Scams Online!
Do stay off dating websites.
Do not contact strangers, particularly, those whom you have no mutual relations with.
Do not answer or reply to strangers that you cannot associate anyone with on Facebook, Twitter etc. Block people you do not know if they start out a message with Hey, I want to know you better! . Particularly, if they have no posts or Tweets in their accounts or their account is new and they have no friends or followers. Beware!
Do NOT give money to a person you do not personally know and have only known of online.
Do NOT send money to Nigeria! Period. Most scams originate in Africa and Nigeria.
Do not wire unusual fees or payments to otherwise legitimate services or government services, such as the IRS, They will not email you and ask you to wire, transfer or send such things via Western Union or MoneyGram, etc. to them ever!
Publisher’s Clearinghouse will not email you or ask you to pay for fees to claim a prize, EVER! Never send them money, particularly, to Jamaica!
Tell this to everyone you know.
Do stay off of suspicious websites.
Do NOT give Network Marketers your information or personal details.
Use caution when buying online with your cellphone as these devices can fail to protect you from what you computer might normally.
ALWAYS take your time and never rush into a decision or a once in a life time opportunity! Stop! Think! Wait! If it is a good deal today, it will be a good deal tomorrow or MAYBE, not! Maybe, you just saved yourself some money down the drain by waiting and see if it is too good to be true, since, usually, it usually is!
The Web Makes It Easy!
You see, the web has allowed people too easily to take on identities that are not their own. They can put up a fake picture. A fake profile. They can be males posing as females or females posing as males or you could have several people posing as one person or even a corporation or business. This is why you must be very diligent to make sure you know who your friends are and who you are doing business with.
It is so easy for a would be scammer to pull a fast one on a potential unsuspecting victim, simply because they never thought about it. So, please, right NOW, think about it. Think about the chances of the next victim being you and how YOU can prevent it!
Even then, there is the possibility that the people who we are dealing with are still not the people they say they are, but, at least, we up our chances!
I had a good friend years ago whose mother had a boyfriend. I saw him at our place of work with her all the time. He was tall, silver haired and lived with her for many months. As quickly as he appeared , He vanished without a word. One day he just up and left. Disappeared. Never to come back.
I add this scenario simply to say, if you cannot trust someone you know and see, then, why on earth would you want to trust a complete stranger from only an email or an online ad or announcement of any sort?
You need think about what you are doing, because, in the end, you will not be able to blame anyone else, but, yourself. Police rarely can catch an online scammer. Much less, bring one to justice. Think about THAT.
We THINK we know people, but, do we really?! We think we are smart and savvy and can spot a con a mile away, but, can we really!?
Please be careful and never give out your money and information unless you don’t care to see it again. Most of us work way too hard to part easily with our money. Your knowledge is the only thing standing between you and a scammer!
Be safe out there and please, I hope and pray you are always fully informed so, that you can do all you can to avoid scams online and help others by passing this information on! Alrighty then! Thank you for reading and please do leave me a comment to let me know if this article has helped you in any way!
If you’re a busy mom interested in working at home, you’re really going to need to know exactly what it is that will be to your be advantage in a work from home or online based business!
There are endless numbers of “opportunities” being offered online, but, you need to look carefully at ALL the details, because, part of the problem with many of them is that they do not always give you the details until you send them money.
You could find yourself spending a fortune simply purchasing one of these “opportunities” since there tend to be those hidden up-sells. For those of you who do not know what an up-sell is, well, it is defined, in my terms, as a ploy to take more money from you in order to unlock more options or upgrades for the program.
Check out my video and get ready to learn how you can have a web-based income for $50 or less a month!
For one example: I recently was interested in one particular program, which offered a 10 day trail for $10.00. Sounds great, right?! Unfortunately, after the trail expires, one is automatically put on a monthly plan of 49.99, yet, that was just for the first level. They have a second level and even a third level. If you cancel, you are gone forever and cannot come back. That does not sound real nice, does it? Or the other recent one that is 10.00 dollars a day, which actually equates into $300 a month. What?!?
Finding which company that will be the greatest web based make money at home company for you is going to depend on you and what you enjoy and are good at.
With regards to the number of home based companies being offered you will find much outside of the box anymore in terms of conventional business models. You have a virtual plethora to choose from!
So, when searching for a business that will be the perfect fit for you, among the best things you can do is find something you’re intrigued in or, like I always say, what you love!
That might not be the answer you had been looking for, however, it does not matter how good the company is, if you’re not enthusiastic about it! Nor will you experience long lasting success.
Rule Number One! Do what you love, love what you do, especially, when you throw in a busy mom into the mix. Particularly, when you throw a busy mom in the mix!
So, what does the internet really have to offer?
And I am not talking about making cupcakes and cookies, either! Nothing wrong with that if you are a baker and If you are, GO for it! I support you 100%!!
The Best Work At Home Opportunities for Busy Moms Are…
I have been looking around for awhile now and it is an absolute zoo out there for us ladies! Men can just about go out and do anything! But for the ladies, WITH kids, it gets complicated!
So, for a busy mom with kiddos, who are looking to make a web based income for under 50 dollars a month, I have found that:
A. Blogging is by far the very best work at home opportunity out there. You can get a website for freein many cases and monetize it just as easily. What the plans are. How do the plans compare to each other? Do they charge you monthly or yearly for a cheaper “monthly” fee? I have found that on WordPress, you cannot monetize the free website format, but, for $8 dollars more , you can, which equals to about $96 that they bill you YEARLY. Make sure you know how, what and when you will be billed!
B. Finding a great product that you love and using network or online marketing, has the ability to help you build a successful career, especially, if you have supportive friends and family or even better a caring and knowledgeable partner/team leader, who can giving you the best . particularly, for busy moms or those with illness that cannot have parties or afford inventory!
C. Creating a gig or service that you can provide for other , such as writing, editing articles for websites. Creating graphics, music, announcements, business cards, logos. The list is endless….
Be sure to check out all compensation plans on service providers and ask many questions BEFORE you sign up. Do you have to sell or buy a certain amount of gigs or products a month? Or is there a monthly/yearly fee? How much do you get off your gig service or product? What is the training? Particularly, the training! etc. Always ask questions and be suspicious of anyone trying to rush you. A really good deal for you is one the one that is not rushed into!!
I have checked out quite a few “opportunities” in my adventures and here is what I have found!
Many of them are based on push marketing, not attraction marketing! To be successful, one needs only one thing! Education. With the power of the internet, you can get all the qualified leads you need, aka attraction marketing, but, to do that You need some information to go on. Who to target and how to target!?! We will talk about this in a later post…
If you are doing what you love, you will be able to do this all day. So, for now, I give you two of the best ways to make money. As well, think about who out there can you really trust to get you through the long haul and see you through to a prosperous future?! Let’s take a look at a few trusted names in web world..
The #1 work At Home web based business is……
(Okay, you did not think it would be that easy, did you!?!) LOL! Hold on, I am hopefully not going to let you down. Let’s look a a few of the contenders, at least, in no particular order! There is also a great vlog here with some good information that could be helpful, but, most of them are NOT going to be be cheap which is why I narrowed my list to $50 dollars and under.
Web-Based Business for an Online Income!
#1. Wealthy Affiliatehas a free basic/bare bone/2 fee websites membership package and a Premium membership package for $47.99 a month, which includes, how to build a website, how to make money with your website in training, videos, webinars, live chat and more.
#3. Forever Living is free to join. They have Aloe Vera and other health products, as well as essential oils. No inventory requirements. No pressure to buy more than you need!
#4. Usanais 30 dollars a month. With that gives you their business development system. Their tagline is Nutritional You Can Trust by using the purest ingredients and stringent testing.
#5. Avonhas a 15 dollar sign up fee! You need to by your own brochures each month.
#6. Beachbodyis $39.95 to sign up and then $15.95 a month thereafter.
#7. AmazingGrape( which is the MLM I am a part of) is $33.00 a month. You get a bottle of Premium Muscadine Grape seed/ skin plus a website, which we fondly call a business in a box!
#8. WordPress has good plans for creating a website if you already know what you are doing. To create a simple blog is free, but, to be able to customize or monetize it, you would need to buy the $8.95 per month package or the $24.92 per month package, both of which are billed YEARLY. Don’t let that snag you!
#9. Wix.com gives you everything for a website-Free-. Other options are from $4 to $24!
11. Check out fiverr.comand create a gig and sell your special services. You only need to take one look at their expansive list to see the incredible and endless opportunities you have to help others.
I hope that you will find that an impressive, but, still tidy list to see all the possibilities before you in creating an income online. It is certainly not a get rich quick scheme and could take more than a year to make any kind of income, but, with the right people, skills, and knowledge, which I hope to help you with.. It may not take as long as you think!