Posts by Danbarth87 12
December 15, 2014
There is part of my journey in home business that I am not proud of. But, I feel like it's important to share, even though I hate admitting it. There is an old saying that says if something sounds too good to be true, it IS! Early on when I began building an online business I was pitched something that sounded too good to be true, but I joined anyway. I thought, well, maybe THIS is the big exception to that rule! After all, if the website is a scam, I am sure it wouldn't be allowed on the inter
December 12, 2014
Why is it that some people buy......and others look at that exact same thing, and choose not to buy? Why do some people join..........and others choose not to join? Jim Rohn used to describe this phenomenon as "a great mystery". Why do people look at the same exact thing, and have completely different reactions to it? I've been thinking today about a quote Zig Ziglar once said, he noted, "Selling is essentially a transfer of feelings." Let's think about that for a moment. Does selling (which is
November 26, 2014
We all have dreams and goals. Even if you have never verbalized them, they are there. Some people go on a quest to attain their goals, to realize their potential and live out their dream. Others simply never take action and ignore them. If you are reading this, I assume that you are on that quest right now. You are pursuing that dream. Which is AWESOME! You can never live out your dreams and fulfill your goals if you don't try. But many people who start this quest get discouraged because their
November 19, 2014
You don't have to research home businesses long before you get a rather flowery, unrealistic picture of the whole venture. Everything is depicted as "easy" and "simple". No sweat. No hard work..... We see images of people on beaches, people in their pajamas sipping on a coffee while earning boatloads of cash while doing NOTHING. But we know better. It is hard work. This post isn't about hard work, though. It's about sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined as "the surrender or destruction of something p
November 15, 2014
I love to listen to music while I work. Blame my 5 years in the grocery industry when I had to listen to music drone on all day while I worked my shifts. Or maybe I was always like this. But I love working to music. Here is some of what I listen to: Classical music (my children know some of the classic composers already! They complain, but it's good for them, and good for the creative juices) Jazz (I could listen to Bossa Nova Jazz all day long) Neil Diamond (hey! No judging. haha) CHRISTMAS MU
November 13, 2014
Last year I fulfilled one of my dreams: to be on a TV show! I live on the coast of North Carolina where TONS of shows and movies are filmed. So, this was something I just had to do! I have tons of freedom with my schedule since quitting my management job June 19th, 2012, so time wasn't an issue, I just needed to find the right project. Finally I found the part I wanted to play, on Fox's show called Sleepy Hollow. It sounded fun. I applied and I got it! (I was an extra, but I did get some good s
November 11, 2014
Entrepreneurs often are big picture visionaries. This is GREAT! But, sometimes it's easy to be so obsessed with the big picture, that we can overlook the small things, the fundamental things. Last Saturday Utah battled Oregon in an epic College Football battle and learned FIRST HAND the importance of the small things. In an incredible 79 yard play, Utah's Kaelin Clay caught an amazing throw, and ran all the way down the field, and reaching the end zone, he brought thousands of roaring fans to t
November 01, 2014
Last month was Pitbull awareness month, so I missed it by a day. Most Pitbull advocates own one, so I am no exception. But, I am not sharing this to just say how much I love the breed, I have learned something about people since owning a Pitbull that is unfortunate, but very true. My Pitbull Lolly- She snuggles kittens (LITERALLY, it's kind of crazy) and has a sweet, quiet demeanor. I have learned that people by their very nature judge. It's just...........what we naturally do. An
I can't count how many times I have had students and colleagues that have gone through terrible trials. Health issues, financial crisis, even the death of a loved one. Saint Nikolai of Zica once said: "What is there that cannot happen to a man? Yet in every suffering one must have hope in God. Covered with festering sores and seated in his humiliation upon a dunghill, the righteous Job cried out: Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him! (Job 13:15)" If you are going to a really tough time
I've seen lively discussion about this online, and it's a question that a lot of internet marketers seem to disagree with one another over. Do you get better results with a squeeze page or a fully stocked blog? Some people swear by a squeeze page, others by a blog. So, which is it? Well, it depends on what your goal is. Squeeze pages can grow a list very quickly, so if your measurement of success is the number of opt-ins, then you would be very happy with squeeze pages and the results that come