Mission Statement: Making extra income selling this very popular travel product.
- Show people this value, casually through conversation and automatically online through social networking.
- NOTE: Tweet Adder is a must for people who want to do this automatically on twitter. While Tweet Adder is automatic, it takes some time for it to build up and for you to see results. I recommend a combination of informing people casually through conversation and online through building a Twitter campaign with Tweet Adder. This is to create a 'marketing mix' that will promote on a wider scale than just 1 approach. It is a great value that is legitimate, so you won't have to hard sell.
Click #2 after clicking through THIS LINK for a short yet, comprehensive overview of the product! (Button #2, FYI #1 is a lot of back ground about the industry, company etc.)
1. Think about what you have a passion for. Is it sports? fashion? travel? health? movies?
2. Create a twitter name marketed towards your passion and possibly a blog. (We gotta make this fun and what is more fun than indulging in and sharing your passion?!)
3. Gather/create content that will attract followers to your blog/twitter account.
4. Use Tweet Adder to find those who are most likely to be interested in your blog and to manage your automatic twitter campaign. Tweet Adder is a great tool because it helps you build your distribution network. Remember, in order to make a lot of money - you need either A. a lot of money already (interest) or B. a lot of people. So, Tweet Adder helps you accumulate B. FYI, I've gained about 800 followers/month (beginning growth phase) with the help of Tweet Adder. It helps you gain exposure to more people so that you don't have to sell to your friends and family! Who enjoys that? (Takes time to learn and requires some tweaking - email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org I will help you!)
1. Watch #2, after clicking through this LINK
2. Think about what your passion is and what you can provide quality content about. (This works like a magazine, your goal is to attract subscribers with your content and make money through occasionally informing them about great opportunities (or ads) - you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts!)
3. Research Tweet Adder to help build your subscriber base via Twitter.
4. A. Invest in the Travel Club (Most solid business opportunity in terms of risk/return tradeoff, customer appeal, and value provided - everyone loves to travel!) B. Invest in Tweet Adder to build a distribution network for your product!
5. Email me for help when needed! email@example.com - I am an affiliate of the companies and consider you part of my team if you see the vision for this opportunity! If you want to join great, if not that's also fine. As long as you've were given a chance to learn about this I'm happy.
Be bold today!
How are you ever going to grow wealthy without taking a little risk?
Relatively small investment of time and money for a great opportunity!
Email me for more info today: firstname.lastname@example.org
I read an article today on MSNBC by Paul Wiseman entitled, "The Economic Recovery Turns 2 --- Feel Better?" and thought "how does one make it in such a difficult economy?" Most people just want a fitting job for their skills, experience, and education. Finding such a job is very hard in this present economy.
So, how does one make it in this economy? I believe that the key to prospering in this economy is - networking regularly and becoming very good at it.
How does one get started networking? We hear about it all of the time and feel like we have a generally good idea of what it entails, however there are multiple steps to networking. Networking begins with:
1. Having something of value to share with others
2. Being confident about the purpose of your networking
3. Presenting the most advantageous image for your cause
4. Displaying good communication skills and social awareness
5. Having good idea about your target audience and how to reach them
Have something of value to share with others. This step is pretty self explanatory. Who wants to listen to someone who does not have anything of value to offer? How do you get something of value to offer if you believe you don't have anything? Well, are you able-minded? Can you learn how to do something? Are you able-bodied? Can you offer the value of your physical labor places? Yes! You just have to find the places that need your skills. Do you have access to in-demand products or services that you can broker to people/businesses who have a need? Do you have specialized knowledge or experience in an industry or service? Connect with the people who can put you in front of people/businesses who can benefit from your value. If you are unsure of your ability to offer value to someone or want to offer value to individuals in a different capacity then you should consider going to school for it. Just do some research on the industry you plan on working in and get a good idea about the economic demand for it.
Be confident about the purpose of your networking. You have to network with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. People need to sense that you are confident about what you are offering and that you can confidently answer their burning question, "What's in it for me?" The best way to become confident about what you are offering is to know it inside and out. Know the selling points and the explanations behind them very well. You may be networking your own value to help on a project or consult someone. Make sure you can describe how your value fits nicely into their need to progress their cause.
Present the most advantageous image for your cause. I'm sure you've been told that you have to "look the part." This is because it's no secret that first impressions are critical and you can really capture someone with your charm within the opening seconds of your meeting. If you do, they will be much more receptive to your message because they will determine that they like you. If they like you, then they will hear you out. If you have a good value proposition and are confident in your delivery, you have a better chance to get to that next step than if you lack that preparation. Make sure to do research on how to look the part and act the part you are trying to get, and own it! A high degree of professionalism goes a long way, couple it with passion and you may become irresistible!
Display good communication skills and social awareness. Good communication skills can take you a very long way. The way you communicate alone can convey a lot about your background and level of intelligence. These two things are obviously important to an employer, client or business associate. In addition to signaling your background and level of intelligence, how well you communicate is often one of the first tests of your suitability for the role you are interested in. You have to fit in with the team and your communication is part of that equation. If at all possible observe people already in the role you want and take notes on their communication. Know the language of the industry and way of the industry and display that in your interactions with whom you are trying to link up with.
Have a good idea about your target audience and how to reach them. First you have to determine who your target audience is. This comes with having steps 1 and 2 of this article completed. If you know your value and have confidence in the purpose of your networking then you will know your target audience. Often times the greatest challenge is figuring out how to reach the contacts you need. A good idea is to start by telling your friends and family about what you are networking for and who you are looking to connect with (without making them feel as if they are giving sales referrals, but rather facilitating a mutually beneficial business relationship for you). Other options are LinkedIn's 'events' section (LinkedIn.com is a must for a serious professional networker), finding events on meetup.com, and asking people in groups that you belong to, if they know of any networking events. This is the essence of networking, connecting with people for the progression of some cause and connecting other people to people you know. So, this step will never stop for true networkers and you may find it very fulfilling. Personally, I love this part of networking.
Networking just begins with the 5 steps mentioned in this article. There are other keys to networking such as following up with prospects, keeping any promises you make, truly getting to know what others have to offer and what they are looking for before going full-on with your 'pitch' (an important courtesy many fail to respect), and of course looking to refer other people and give, not just get connections. Being a good networker begins as a science but like many skills in life, it becomes an art to an avid networker. The more natural your networking interactions are, the better and the only way to make your networking more natural is to network consistently!
It is no secret that there are less jobs in America. On top of that, a lot of the jobs that are available are not as sweet as they used to be. The jobs do not pay as well and they do not have as great benefits. There are many Americans who are hurting in this post-Great Recession economy. Many of us feel over-worked and under-paid. We used to be able to rely on our education or work experience to provide us with certain opportunities, but that is no longer the case. Many people feel cheated and know that they deserve more!
Are you unemployed or under-employed? Are you hungry to make more money? Are you looking for an escape from your current financial limitations? This is still the land of opportunity, it's just that there are less areas of opportunity. However, you can still improve your situation! You just need a fitting opportunity to do so. You need the right industry. You need the right product that pays well. You need to join a growing sector of our economy which is where a great area of opportunity lies. The financial services industry offers this great opportunity!
What if I told you that you could become part of the financial industry on a part-time basis? A lot of the financial products pay so well that you don't need to make a lot of sales and you can be successful on a part-time basis and then transition to full-time if you desire to do so. Do you have a clean record? Are you a social person? Can you learn material and apply it when you have an incentive to greatly help others and make a lot of money in the process? Do you believe in helping to improve the financial education and financial security of people you come in contact with, if they have a need? Would that add purpose to your life, to enlighten families about finances and connect them with a fitting product to solve their problem and reduce their financial risk?
Let's say that you just have other interests than becoming part of the financial industry. That is fine and I understand that there are many people that are simply interested in other things and do not necessarily see themselves in the financial industry. But, do you find it important to stay educated about money and financial topics so that you can steadily improve your own financial situation? Our government and employers failed to provide many Americans with the financial security that they desire and many people learned a lot from the last couple years and are searching for a new opportunity. It is time that you look more into ways to achieve your dreams!
Do you have an opportunity that you can grow and develop into a rewarding and lucrative business? If you do, is it the best one? Who says that you have to give up on your dreams of being rich and highly successful?
You just have to adapt to the current conditions. Isn't that what survival is about? I'm not just here to survive though, I want to thrive and flourish and I know that I am connected with the proper opportunity to do so. You can start it off as a side business. You may know very little about finance and insurance, but don't you think it would be a good thing to learn more about? You can look at it as a semester in college in Money 101 that actually provides you with the training, tools, and confidence you need to make more money and learn what to do with it at the same time! You can just start off going to the free financial education classes on weekends. There is no requirement to register right away and it is very reasonable should you choose to take a chance at your true potential!
Join me in building a side business that has a mission to empower middle-America with the knowledge and tools they need to be more financially secure! Just imagine how good it feels to be really really helping people and being paid very well for your results! And you can start with just "putting your toe in the water". You can take your time to research and feel it out before committing any money or too much time. It is a great movement and our economy has shifted in such a way that I believe this is the wave to be a part of, that will make you a lot of money for years to come.
This is not a one-size fits all business and I would hate for you to feel that you were set up for failure. So, I would like to talk to you, especially if you are in the Greater Chicago Area and go into more detail about the company and how this opportunity may fit very nicely with your strengths or potential.
You deserve MORE! You just need the right opportunity that will be the vehicle to get you more and this may be it or may not be. You won't really know unless you look into it more.
Contact me at email@example.com. Let's talk.
RESEARCH THE COMPANY WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY! http://www.wfgopportunity.com/
I had an interesting discussion with one of my friends recently. The topic was discovering the right business for him. Ever since I have known 'Sean' he has always come with a different business idea about every 6-9 months. From real estate rehabs, to owning hotdog stands, to a cleaning business, to trading commodities, it has always been something very different from the previous suggestion. I used to be very humored by the randomness of the business opportunities, which were simply the beginning of a short-lived plan, but I've always respected his desire to be an entrepreneur.
I can't really make fun of him because I've had several very different business ideas myself and I've learned a lot from them so they are the basis for this article.
1. Reflect on Your Past Business Experiences to Know What You Like and Don't Like
My first business was with one of my other friends, Joaquin. It was a very simple enterprise - mowing for neighbors in summer, raking for neighbors in fall, and shoveling for neighbors in winter. I don't even think we had a name to our company. Despite the simplicity of my first business endeavor, I learned a lot. I learned that I do not like braving the elements and earning money based off of long hours of manual labor. I also learned that the bigger houses did not necessarily pay more for our services than the smaller houses, even though the bigger houses had more property. Soon enough, I learned how to set prices for our services that were justifiable (i.e. "A small lawn costs $10 and a large one is $15! Take it or leave it!"). Another important lesson I learned from my first business was that the amount of money I made was limited by the amount of lawns myself and Joaquin could mow ourselves. There had to be a better way.
2. Decide What Your Passion is and Commit to Building a Business Centered Around It
My second phase of business experience came from network marketing. I will never forget being approached by a random man (turned out to be a good guy) my freshman year in college and being lured by the infamous, yet irresistible hook "Are you interested in making extra income?" Working in the cafeteria 12 hours a week was not my passion and I was too naive to say "it depends". So, being the ambitious, eager kid that I was, I replied "Definitely! How?"
Later that day I found myself in a nice conference room with a pumped up speaker and many skeptical people around him. He spoke about many basic, yet profound money and business principles. Right before my eyes, he became a business guru destined for great wealth! He went over how a franchise works and how I, yes ME!, could be an arm of the franchise! The next thing was the income POTENTIAL I could earn. Once I saw the numbers I was in! All I had to do was convince 18 year-olds with no responsible care in the world and little money to invest about $125, buy the products regularly, and become disciplined "evangelists" of this amazing business opportunity!
I became that MLM evangelist and rounded up about 8 people for this presentation (my excitement was key!) Only 1 person ended up registering about a month after and I was only in for 4 months. I actually ended up making a small profit, but at what cost? TIME, a lot of time, trainings, calls, prospecting, trying to motivate people, trying to get people to listen to the CDs and read the literature, following-up, taking an out-of-state trip for "the big picture" convention, arguing with naysayers, defending the company name after someone googles it and see "SCAM" after it, and realizing that the promises to follow the system and the one-size-fits-all almost cult-like pressure "not to reinvent the wheel" did not work for everybody and was not the best fit for me.
I did not have a passion for the business or the products so it was no longer for me. Too much work. That whole experience taught me one of the most valuable business lessons I learned. Trying to build a successful business requires a lot of time, energy, sacrifice, and dedication, if you are not in love with the value of the products/services and do not have a passion for the industry then you will feel overworked and underpaid just like how you felt at the job you were trying to escape (Remember me, the cafeteria-worker-no-more! Yes more. I was back in that uniform the following semester, haha).
So, at this point I know that I do not like manual labor, my income being restricted solely by my efforts, and that I do not have a passion for becoming an evangelist of some shadowy company with over-priced health and beauty products.
3. You Can Lose a Lot of Money If Things Don't Work Out As Planned. Limit Your Financial Risk As Much As Reasonable (You have to take some level of risk, just make sure it is well-calculated after A LOT of research)
From An Infomercial To A Short-Lived Enterprise
I was on summer break from U of I before my senior year and I did not have an internship. Financial struggles and my eager pursuit to attain financial independence as an undergrad came at a cost. My grades were just "ok" after 3 years. B's were perfectly fine with me. I actually thought "Do I really need to get an A in this class, I mean, I'm gonna be a self-employed young billionaire anyway? I just need the right business." Needless to say, I did not join the ranks of Mark Zuckerburg or Bill Gates, despite actually getting an idea patented and an offer to produce it, for a fee that I did not invest after doing some research about the offering party (glad I didn't, the "Wisdom Guru", would have become obsolete very soon due to the explosion of smart phone applications right around the corner, this is another story).
So, I was not in a good position and decided to do something about it. I worked as a valet to earn the income I needed that summer, but I knew that I needed something better on my resume than that! One day I saw an infomercial about selling all different kinds of home decor and gift items and making money from the margin, you didn't have to hold the products nor ship them, you just had to own the website that people bought the items from. After seeing the potential and writing an informal business plan, I applied for a credit card and invested in the website and start-up materials. I used the knowledge and experience I gained from being "an evangelist" of that MLM to recruit other people as "affiliate marketers" and designed a whole business model to have these people sell these items for me, to earn a commission.
I still remember the headline I used in my ad on the online job boards "ArtisticHomeGifts.com pays people $400* a week as Affiliate Marketers". After about 3 weeks and conducting 20 phone interviews (great learning experience), I had 15 affiliate marketers. I had invested in business cards, catalogs, and made a simple webpage for each affiliate that served as a "gateway" page. So when their referrals went to their page and clicked through the link, the website registered a unique link and any purchase from there on out was recorded to the affiliate marketer who was registered to that link. I had everything planned out great, but only 4 people ever made sales and the financial crisis hit on September 2008 and (my site officially launched in early August 2008) killed the demand for random home gift items. After beating a dead horse for 3 more months, trying to motivate my affiliate marketers to sell to people who were scared they were going lose their jobs or had a spouse that lost theirs, I decided to fold the operation, focus on academics (I had just started my senior year) and officially closed ArtisticHomeGifts.com about $2,500 in the hole!
4. Networking Regularly is a Must-Do For Any Future Entrepreneur
So, where am I now? What did I make of this business experience? I have a solid 9-5 to build financial security and professional experience to fall back on, but I also actively work to build a business that is my passion (financial advising) and regularly network to learn about the opportunities out there and make connections with the right people.
Even if you are not an entrepreneur yet, it is extremely important to network and work toward building your future brand in order to give yourself the best chance as possible, for when you decide to go out on a limb. And you learn about many up and coming businesses and opportunities, as well as receive tips and inspiration from entrepreneurs at various stages. Focus on the relationship and getting to know who they are and what the passion is behind their business. You can really make some great connections and possibly meet a future business partner. Also, by networking effectively, you expand your future market (who you can sell to).
5. Stay Educated About Your Passion/Future Industry and Gradually Increase Your Steps Toward Being In Your Business Full-time. Only You Will Know When You're Ready!
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This particular blog is about increasing your income and achieving business success. Is it any secret why I grouped these two topics on one blog? Probably not.
If we all learned anything from the Great Recession, it is that job security ain't' what it used to be. I'm sure many of us know someone who is unemployed and several people who are under-employed. That is just our new reality.
So, I believe we have a couple options to cope with this new reality and not only to cope with it but also to overcome it.
1. Research business opportunities and take steps to start a 'best-fit' (for your skills and the market you have access to) business.
2. Network and meet movers and shakers so that you can be in the loop about where the best job opportunities are and have a shoe-in through your connection.
3. Continue to be dissatisfied with your current circumstances and do nothing or keep doing what used to work, better before the Great Recession (staying with a company for the long haul and working hard to get promoted, hopefully the company doesn't pull the rug out from beneath you!)
If you are in the Chicago area and would like to learn more about the business opportunities out here and the pros and cons of the ones i've come across email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or if you would like to learn more about developing your network and networking in Chicago (downtown, west burbs, south burbs, etc.) you can also email me and I will give you some direction.
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