Seven Steps To Work-At-Home Success In 2012: The other day a woman said to me that her family was trying to put her
off from working at home because it doesn't exist. When I hear stories
like this I don't whether to cry or scream. I want to cry because I'm
thinking of the dream that is being snuffed out. I want to scream
because people do work at home. In fact, it's so prevalent now, you
can't go anywhere without meeting one of us. We're your friends on
Facebook, the person sitting next to you in the coffee cafe, and the
owner of the business you just bought something from.
How to Find an Endless Supply of Best-selling Ideas
for Your Nonfiction Book Title: Feel stumped when it’s time to create your book title? There’s no need
to stare helplessly at a blank page or blank screen. Instead, jump-start
your creation of a title by looking at successful books on today’s
best-seller lists and using the patterns you can identify in those
titles to spark your own ideas, tailored for your own book’s content and
How To Avoid a Pyramid Scam: A challenge to finding a work-at-home opportunity is avoiding scams.
the most feared swindles is the pyramid scheme. Unfortunately, most
do not know what a pyramid scheme is. As a result, they pass up viable
sales opportunities they erroneously believe are pyramids, but sometimes
caught up in Internet or "investment" schemes that are illegal pyramids.
The Difference Between Article Directories and
Individual Submission Sites: Article marketing is a marketing technique used both on-line and off.
My first experiment with article marketing resulted in my employer and
his co-writer being featured on the cover of Training Magazine. Fast
forward more than sixteen years and I still use article marketing on a
daily basis for myself and my clients.
3 Free Ways to Make Extra Cash from Home for the Holidays: The holidays are fast approaching and with it, come additional expenses from
travel, gifts and decorating. For many families who are already barely getting
by, the holidays are a time of financial stress; however, they can offset the
expenses of the holidays by earning extra income on the side. Here are three
ways you make money without incurring upfront expenses.
How to Create Bolder, Jazzier, More Intriguing B-to-B Email Subject Lines: Many of my b-to-b clients feel stuck in the mud when it comes to gaining the attention of their email subscribers. They use the same very limited number of techniques, strategies and angles time and time again. They realize recipients on their lists probably feel uninterested in hearing from them, which is but one step short of losing them when they unsubscribe.
Understanding Cloud Computing for SMBs: The buzz about cloud migration , or taking your business to the
cloud , is all over the internet. But between the geek speak and
the sales copy, it's hard for small and mid-sized business
owners to put cloud computing in perspective with their real
Here's a brief overview of the different types of clouds and the
various vendors in those markets right now. As you read, keep in
mind that the internet changes quickly. Read more...
Who Else Wants to Know How-To Write an Effective Advertisement?: Webmasters struggle everyday with the question of how they should
advertise their website. There are so many advertising venues; it
is hard to know which is the right venue or the right combination
of advertising venues.
The answer to this question is actually simple. The right venues
are the ones that allow you to earn enough sales from the
placement of your advertisement to make a profit. Your
advertisement should earn more money for you than it cost for you
to buy the advertisement.
How To Make Money Online - Steps to Success: One of the most popular ways to earn money is on the Internet. The appeal is
that working online allows you to start a business that doesn't require you
to talk directly to people (although you will need to respond to email) or
leave your home. For many who are shy or home-bound, an Internet business sounds
ideal. But an online business requires much more than launching a website.
The Internet is filled with abandoned stores and other business ventures that
never made a dime. Like any business start-up, you need to know what you're
doing, make a plan and WORK. Here are some steps to online business success.
Personal Branding, Authenticity and Truth for Introverts: Not far from my home in rural Western Massachusetts, you can enjoy brunch on weekends at a farmhouse cafe constructed of straw bales. On one wall, Strawbale Cafe sports what it calls a "truth window": Pull open the window shutters to see for yourself that the walls of the building truly are constructed of highly compressed, nearly airtight, stacked bundles of straw.
When it comes to branding, some introverts shy away because they think it involves putting on an act or creating a big fuss over something ordinary. Read more...
Good Press: Promoting Your Blog: There are numerous ways to get a blog noticed and mentioned
online. Some are good and others are atrocious. We're all aware
of "that guy" who simply joins conversations online and says, "Wow, that's interesting. Hey, have you read my blog about..."
Sometimes the blog covers the topic being discussed - but usually
it doesn't. Sometimes our "friend" doesn't even go to the
trouble of actually even trying to comment on the conversation
and simply spams his blog's links everywhere he can, hoping
someone somewhere will accidentally click the link instead of the
block button. Read more...
How To Have An Endless Stream Of Highly Qualified Free Leads: Getting hot, fresh leads, people truly interested in whatever it
is that you're selling, is the life's blood of most businesses.
Online or offline, most business owners dream of having customer
lined up, waiting at their door to get in and buy from them
The really big dreamers, dream of having so many customers that
they can be very selective, and can choose only the ideal
customers to work with. Read more...
Response and Rebuttal: Having a Good Argument on a Blog: According to one theory of knowledge, there are no original
facts. All knowing is gained through more knowing, each fact tied
to every other fact like a spider web - none supported completely
on its own, but all working beautifully in concert. Whether this
is ultimately true philosophically, it illustrates a key point of
online knowledge: Everything worthwhile refers back to something
else. Read more...
Online Marketing: Free and Low Cost Strategies That Make More Sales: The good news is that regardless of the continued massive growth
of the Internet, the rules of business haven't changed -
fundamental business strategy still applies. You start with your
ideal customer, you find out what their biggest problems are, you
then find or create solutions for those problems, and finally you
put the solution in front of the customer and the sale is made. Read more...
What Can Salon/Spa Owners Learn From an Italian Deli?: Recently a friend told me about an Italian Deli called Spolumbos
and all the right things they do to attract customers.
You are wondering what can I learn from an Italian deli on how to
run my salon or spa?
You can learn a lot from these three guys. See wealthy salon
owners understand the same secret these three deli owners
understand. That secret being they are not in deli business they
are actually in the relationship business. Read more...
Make More Money by Performing Keyword Research: Whether you're a virtual assistant, copywriter, web design pro or
search engine optimizer, keyword research is a useful and
necessary service you can add to your lineup to make more money.
Anyone with a website or blog who aims to rank high in the search
engines can benefit from professional-quality keyword research. Read more...
Copywriting Tips: Avoid 6 Common Pitfalls With Your Call to Action: Whenever you’re writing promotional emails or web copy, you have a hidden – or not so hidden – agenda of what you’d like the reader to do. There’s a certain step you hope they’ll take after they finish reading. Perhaps it’s to opt in to your newsletter, call you for a free executive briefing or purchase your latest product. Whatever that desired next step is, you get far better results when you tell readers explicitly to take that step. Copywriters call this explicit direction a “call to action.” Read more...
How to Ensure Work-At-Home Success: Some people have all the luck. They come up with a great idea, post it online and within months they're the next Internet sensation. The majority of people don't have it so "lucky" and some don't seem to have any success at all.
It's easy to attribute success to luck or a lack of success to having no luck. But the reality is that success is attainable and predictable ... at least when it comes to working at home. There are no secrets or missing keys. Read more...
21 Tips for Defeating Writer's Block: One of the most difficult aspects of article writing and
marketing, once you have been doing it for a longer period of
time, is how to come up with fresh topics to write about. It is
even more difficult to put your finger on ideas that are hot and
related to your topic. Read more...
Achieve Your Goals With This Mind Trick: Zig Ziglar had a quote which read: "An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat
and takes the tartar source with him."
And I wanted to take a moment to expand on that quote today,
because metaphorically "Moby Dick" is the big dreams we are
But how many of us really believe we will create them?
In the back of our mind is a seed of doubt... an uncertainty...
or an unconscious belief that "I can't really do that." Read more...