Thursday, February 21, 2008

Passive Income

Creating A Passive Income Online

To me, passive income means doing something once and then earning for a long time to come. A pop star, writer, movie star or rental property tycoon are examples, where they do something once and earn for many years o that one piece of work. In the past, this has only been available to a select few, thanks to the internet, it's now possible for anyone to experience the beauty that is, passive residual income.

This is something that you can start to do part time, then gradually this 'part time' passive income opportunity will eclipse your full time job and you will never look back again. Another benefit of having your own residual income business online, is the 'risk free' element involved. A small start up cost, with an even smaller monthly fee and you're away. And if it doesn't work, quit and that's the end of it. You do not have to take out a loan or re-mortgage your house.

If it's such a small risk, why isn't everyone doing it? I hear you cry. Well, the answer to that is simple, people are happy with their lot in life, no, sorry, people aren't happy with their lot in life, they're not happy, but equally, they are not willing to do what's needed, to change their life. As the old saying goes, 'If you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've been getting' To succeed, you must change something, it may be as small as working online for half an hour each evening at first. It drives me up the wall, when people start an online business and do very little, then wonder why they aren't earning a fortune. Doh! Follow the step by step, stick to it and you WILL be successful.

There are hundreds of passive income opportunities out there, on and off line. But the Internet has made the dream of passive residual income a reality. Today, creating a passive income online has never been easier, but there are some things to look out for.

If having your own residual income business appeals to you, a little bit of knowledge and a whole lot of drive, is all you need. With every residual income opportunity, there needs to be~

1. A product or service that people need and want
2. A step by step, PROVEN system that is so easy to follow, even your pet dog could implement the techniques.
3. Support and materials, online, offline, or indeed both.
4. History, I would never enter an passive income opportunity without a history of other people being successful with the company. In a new business, I know someone's got to be the crash test dummy, call me selfish, but I'll leave that part to someone else.
5. The opportunity to earn as much money as your heart desires.

If the opportunity checks all these boxes, you just need to ask yourself a few questions~

1. Am I going to do what it takes to succeed?
2. Have I got the desire to succeed?
3. Why do I want to succeed, are my reasons strong enough?
4. Will I stumble and fall at the first hurdle, or will I pick my self up and carry on with relentless determination?
5. Do I really want to change my life and live the life of my dreams?

If you answer these 5 questions correctly and you all know what the answers should be, you are set for success and a recurring monthly income that will change yours and your families lives forever. Go Get It!

Linden Huckle is the owner of Let Linden show you how to launch 6 automated affiliate income streams, that all provide monthly residual income:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Internet Marketing

The Truth About Making Money with Internet Marketing

Most people who get started with Internet Marketing often struggle before learning how to make money online. It's been reported that as many as 95% of small business owners involved in Internet Marketing fail to ever create a consistent income.

As a result there seems to be a prevailing mindset that it's hard to make money in the Internet marketing arena. Actually Internet marketing does not need to be complicated and is really a very easy process when you do it right.

So why do so many Internet marketers still struggle to make money online?

Possibly the problem is that many of them seem to do what my Grandmother used to call putting the cart before the horse. In other words, they have the Internet marketing process out of order.

Before you can start earning an income with Internet marketing you'll have to start connecting with your audience. Your primary goal as an Internet marketer should not be just to sell products. It should be to make a connection with your customers or subscribers. You have to develop a "connections mindset" and not a "selling mindset". Once you make the right connections with your audience the sales will begin to follow and it won't be hard to make money in Internet Marketing.

The best way to connect with your customers is by providing them with unique and useful information so that they can make an informed decision when they buy a new product. The bond that you create with your audience allows them to feel like they can trust you to provide information that actually helps them accomplish their goals and that you won't try to sell them crappy products just to make a few extra bucks.

For instance, let's say a new Internet marketing products is getting ready to launch next week - as usual. You already know that your subscribers are being swamped with a ton of emails from all of your competitors. The problem is that they're all the same old stuff with not an original idea in the bunch. If your subscribers are like me then most of those emails probably go right in the trash. I'm not going to read the same email 100 times...and neither is your subscriber.

So how do you break through all of that garbage and really seize the opportunity to make money online? You take the time and the effort to create unique content for your subscribers. Whether you create a short report, an mp3 or a video somehow you need to show your customers that they really are worth your time and effort to provide them with unique content.

This valuable content helps your customers feel more comfortable about making careful purchase decisions. When it's time to make a sale the customer is much more inclined to buy from you because you've earned his or her trust. When you establish a relationship built on trust you soon see that it's really not that hard to make money in Internet marketing.

Joanne Mason is an Internet Marketing consultant who has been helping small business owners make money online since 1998. To learn more about the right way to make money online visit

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home Businesses

Home businesses give the average person a chance to become very successful. Home businesses will be the next big thing in the future. Many people are failing to see the huge opportunities home businesses can offer. There are many benefits to starting or going into business for yourself. The tax benefits alone can help you out tremendously. Not to mention all the money you can make with your own business. Many people have a negative view on this type of industry but they are solely mistaken.

This industry gives everyone and I mean everyone the chance to become successful for little or no amount of risk. This is something that is unheard of. Just think about it for a second. Where else can you make hundreds of thousands of dollars for a minimal investment. No where else can you this. Before if you wanted to start a business you at least needed $20,000 dollars.

With a home business you only at most need a couple of grand, that's it. And you can get started. Many people fail to grasp this fact and fail to take advantage of the awesome opportunity this industry offers the average hard working individual.

Many people are not making the type of money they want at their day jobs. Many people are depending entirely are one source of income. Normally that sole source of income comes from their jobs. They are badly misleveraged. Everything they own depends on their income from their jobs. Their house, food, cars, clothing, and lifestyle depends on only one source of income their jobs.

When people lose their jobs they find out how badly they were misleveraged. Once they realize this it is normally too late for them. They normally have to take a lower paying job and give up the perks and the lifestyle they used to lead before. It is a harsh reality to be in. But this can all be avoided by creating a secondary source of income for yourself in your spare time.

Many people are beginning to wake up to the harsh realities that many of our white collar jobs are being exported overseas and corporations are downsizing and laying off employees just to save money. Many people are keeping their day jobs and starting a business part time. This is a very smart way to go. Creating that secondary income is a great way to ensure your family and your lifestlye can continue just in case anything were to happen at your job.

Times are changing and those who do not change with the times will get passed up by those who are willing to change with the times. Why do you think we have 20 year old billionaires but at the same time we still have baby boomers still struggling to make ends meet each month. The reason is because times are changing and those who are willing to change with the times will move ahead and those who don't will get left behind. Home businesses are a great way to start to change with the times.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Home Business Opportunity

Many people are looking for what home business opportunity they should pick. Now a days you can find a home business opportunity pretty much any where you go. What separates the really good home business opportunities from the really bad ones?

Lots of things separate the two from each other. When looking at a company there are many factors you must look at. You must do your due diligence, before joining up with any company. A home business is a great way to quit your day job. You must be sure it is really worth your time and money before joining up. When you are able to find the opportunity that works for you the rewards will be well worth your effort.

There are many things to look at before joining up with a company. One of the key things to look at when deciding to join a company is their training program. Now if you have experience in building and marketing for a business, then this may not be as important. But if you have failed in other businesses or if it maybe the first company you are joining, then this becomes a must.
Your training will determine whether or not you succeed. In business the key is to get targeted prospects to look at your site, product or whatever it is you are selling.

Many people fail in business because they have no clue how to get targeted prospects or traffic to their service or product. It is a numbers game, period. This is a fact.

Many people are told to make up a warm market list and then to contact those people. This is the worst advice ever. Most of the time the warm market list consists of family and friends. And since most of them know you have no business background they will tear you to sheds. Plus you will also need to reach lots of prospects not one or two.

Many companies teach their reps to knock door to door to try and sell. Yes it works but it is very tough and you must be able to deal with rejection. There are much easier ways to reach lots of prospects without you having to go through all of that. And that is why the companies training is so vital. Many companies have bad training and many companies just want your money and that's it. You must make sure your company has great training in place so your chances of succeeding increase.

The next thing to look at is the comp plan. You must calculate if you can really make a living from the comp plan. Many comp plans are just designed do the company makes the fortune and you make the nothing. While the company is making the big bucks. There are many comp plans out there like this. You must do the numbers in your head and be realistic. Don't get fooled, there are many bad comp plans out there.

These are two of the main things you should look for when thinking about getting into any home business opportunity.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Successful Home Based Business

What are the keys to running a succesful home based business? These are a few of the key things I think anyone needs to run a successful home based business. 90 percent of people are not making any money at all with their business. Many things contribute to this but I think the companies are most at fault.

Many companies offer little training on how to properly market for a business. Many of the companies that do offer training offer really bad advice. For example, many companies are still going by the common MLM practice of creating a warm market list and contacting the people off of that list.

This is not practical and does not work at all. Sales and business is a numbers game, in order for any business to work they must consistently market to huge numbers of people. Creating a list of your warm market will not get the job done.

Many times in fact it ends up backfiring, due to all the negative responses received from family and friends. With that being said let's go over what I think are the main elements to creating a successful home based business.

The fastest way to grow any company, is to get on the phone and make sales calls. This is the most direct route you can take and it also works the best.

Many people fear rejection which is why they would rather jump off a cliff than have to make phone calls. Studies show 90 percent of people who are making sales calls to grow their business are making over six figures per year. That stat shows how powerful making sales calls can be.
The next way to grow your company is to advertise.

Advertising can range from magazine ads, newspaper ads,Pay Per Click, TV ads, and radio ads. Posting in free classified ads, I believe is completely ineffective. Yes advertising will cost you money. I believe to have a truly effective advertising campaign going you will need an advertising budget of at least $5,000 a month.

If you don't have the money that is fine, just use whatever amount of money you can put aside to advertise with. Advertising your business is a vital element, which is often overlooked by many business owners. If you are going to be spending on advertising it makes complete sense to hire a professional copywriter to write sales ads for you.

Finally the big craze right now is Internet Marketing. Now yes you can pay for PPC to get your ads placed in search engines but you will at least need $1,000 per month depending on the keyword. I know some people who are spending $10,000 dollars a month on PPC alone.
The other way is to get organic listings in search engines like Google and Yahoo.

The thing to remember with organic listings is it at least takes ,at a minimum, 3 months for your websites to show up. And that depends on what keyword you are going after. Some keywords can take years to get top listings for.

Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you, period.

As you can see their are many things to know and to learn when trying to start a successful home based business. Just remember you cannot learn everything overnight. Take your time and really learn how to build a business and the payoff will be huge.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Start A Home Based Business

Why are so many people looking to start a home based business? The answer is really quite simple. The opportunity people get when they start a home based business is overwhelming. Many people take full advantage of all of the perks that come with starting a home business.
Although starting a home biz is a great way to get out of your 9 to 5 there are some precautions you should know about before you venture out and begin your biz. One of the first things you will notice when trying to start a home based business is everyone and I mean everyone will promise you something for nothing. You should just know this does not exist.

These companies or individuals are simply lying to you. They just want your money and will leave you high and dry. Now there are some great businesses out there. But you will have to do your due diligence before joining up with any company.

A home business gives the average the person the opportunity to make the kinds of money most people only dream of. Many people are not aware of how the times are changing. This is not the 1950's anymore. Going to college and getting a good paying job will not cut it anymore.

Many people miss this point entirely. People think if they get more degrees they'll be okay. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are now living in a global economy. What does that mean to the average college educated worker? Well it means instead of just having to compete against other Americans for jobs, you will now have to compete against the world. Don't believe me.

Why do you think so many jobs are being shipped overseas? Corporations only care about saving the company money, period. Many people fail to see this fact and that is the reason so many people, primarily the middle class are going to get left in the dust.

A home business gives you the chance to move ahead with the times. The tax incentives alone are great but even more importantly, a home biz gives you more leverage. Yes more leverage. Instead of having to worry about your company downsizing or your job getting shipped off to India, you can create a new income stream for yourself.

Many people are depending on 3 things to take care of them. Their job, the government and their 401k if they have one. All 3 are extremely risky and have no insurance. First off your job can fire you at any moment. Your job is not a secure income stream, it can be taken away at any moment. You have no control over what decisions your company decides to make.

You are pretty much at your companies mercy. The government is not what is used to be. We are in a financial crisis. Many experts are predicting Social Security will become bankrupt within 10 to 20 years. And if you just think about it there is no way our government is going to be able to take care everyone. And even if you do get government support, your lifestyle will dwindle immediately.

If you want to live like a poor person then have fun depending on the government. 401k's are the biggest scam of them all. 401k's offer no insurance or protection for the American worker. Sure 401k's work if the stock market is going up but in a down market you can get completely wiped out.

Imagine building a 401k for 30 plus years and then having it completely wiped out in less than 24 hours. Well this is not some fairy tale this is really happening to people. Talk to the door greeter's at Wal-Mart.

Many people will not see this coming until it is too late. Don't be one of them. Not having to depend on a job for money is such an awesome feeling. Not having to live paycheck to paycheck is also an awesome feeling. The choice is yours. You can continue to get passed up or you can join the winning side and start a home based business.