Posts by Marilynm1 12
September 21, 2016
After putting it off for ages and then writing some appalling sales letters, I have produced one, not perfect, but quite good. I am proud of it.I finally focused on my target market.It happened after spending four hours wrestling with the sales letter I need for my membership site. I used the outline for the letter from a book I have about Internet marketing.I followed the suggestions and managed to produce a letter that was reasonable. But I knew it wasn’t right. It didn’t grab me
Our most important goals are not reached over night. They often take years or even decades to materialise.Reaching our goals is a process. It is a journey of a multitude of steps.The journey to success is on life’s road where we experience little successes or even huge success, sometimes a big break and small or even huge failures.We have to overcome challenges both big and small.Our attitude towards our life is reinforced for good when we are productive. Doing the right thing every day w
Have you heard of the 80-20 Principle?Richard Koch in his Book “The 80-20 Principle – The Secret of Achieving More with Less” is adamant that everyone, and every organisation and social group should use it in daily life.Why?It can help us all achieve much more with much less effort.Somethings are more important than others. The principle is that 80% of results come from 20% of causes.Some examples:20% of the population enjoy 80% of the wealth20% of products account for 80% of
I have been listening to a lot of webinars recently as I want to learn how to present them in my business.I began to write down quotes from many of the presenters. The quotes came from people who were passionate about what they were presenting and were in no way self-conscious. I then noticed great quotes are all around me. I only had to listen.Following are some of the quotes that resonated with me. They are not famous but deserve to be. I don’t want to come second. What’s the poin
My business looks like a dog’s dinner and I’m going to clean it up.Have you heard the old saying about business?“They don’t plan to fail. They fail to plan.”As part of my plan to stop procrastinating I am going to write a business plan to keep me on track.I don’t know how many times I have heard how important it is and I have still not done it. I have worked on my mindset. That has been a challenge. I have found the support to build an online business. This
I have a confession to make.I am an addict and my drug is information. I suffer from information overload.As a result, I delay or postpone action when I want to achieve something. I am convinced I don’t know enough.This makes me a first class procrastinator. My addiction is out of control.My behaviour has finally got to the stage where I want to do something about it. I am messing up my life – my business in particular.The first step I am taking is to ignore the next email that come
June 24, 2016
Before going into business most people have worked for someone else doing technical work. They were paid for a skill. For example, bus driver, secretary, nurse, administrative officer and hairdresser. In my case teacher.Does that apply to you? You are good at what you were being paid for but you were doing it for someone else.One day, for any of a number of reasons your employment ended.As a result, you decided to start your own business.I have always wanted to have my own business. I saw it as
I had been so pleased at having developed my website that I hadn’t got around to checking whether it matches up or not?On reflection it’s looking good. Thanks to the help I have received here at Wealthy Affiliate.I have to keep in mind that when someone clicks on it they get their impression not mine.When someone clicks on my website they will decide whether it is: Run by a legitimate operation TrustworthyI need to have answers to the following questions: Does it have credibility? D
June 20, 2016
I am a constant visitor to our local library. The sections I always browse are: Biography Business New Books CD’s Children’s BooksThese days we are not restricted to two books and a magazine so I always come home with a number of books and Cd’s under my arm. I don’t read every book from cover to cover. I don’t have time to do that but skimming through a book is not always a waste of time.An article in a business book caught my eye. The heading asked the question, "
I am always looking for nuggets of inspiration from people who are further along the road than I am.I am fascinated by people’s stories. I am inspired by members who are Ambassadors and deserve to be.The ‘Secrets Exposed’ series is a collection of books compile by successful Australian entrepreneur Dale Beaumont. He has searched out successful people in their field and recorded their stories. They write them themselves and answer a number of relevant questions.The secrets expo