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'Pathway To Success'
Volume 8, Issues #1-26, 2008
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Issue #26, 28th Dec 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Why Your Affiliate Marketing Program Does Not Produce Sales
Irena Whitfield

A quick look at ClickBank web page states there are over 10,000 vendors and over 100,000 affiliates. The ClickBank system is a dream situation for anyone looking to market digital products online. Easy setup and approval AND the best part there are over 100,000 affiliates who want to promote other people products. So essentially you have a built in sales force. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Break Through Your Fears to Achieve Your Dreams
Marcia Wieder, America's Dream Coach

Do you dream about a life where you have impact, contribute to others and maintain a great lifestyle? As you get closer to fulfilling this dream (or any others), don't be surprised if doubt and fear surface. But rest assured that there are simple and practical steps you can take. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

3 Ways To Get More Traffic To Your Website With Teleseminars
Bob Jenkins

The number one issue faced by any business person with a website today is getting traffic. Without visitors to your website, how will you ever be paid for your products and services (or through your affiliate recommendations)? One solution to this problem is holding a teleseminar. ... Read more

Issue #25, 14th Dec 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

How to Use Twitter for Business And Publicity
Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound

Twitter.

It's an unlikely name for a social networking site that some of the largest companies in the world are using for customer service, crisis communications, customer retention and one of the cheapest and most powerful marketing tools on the planet. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Seven Gemstones for Success
Gerri D Smith

Let your heart be in your labor and success will often follow.

When you set a goal, no matter how difficult it seems to accomplish, donít be afraid to take the risk. In life, some sacrifices are worth the challenge. So, stop making excuses. Life is too short to miss out on reaching for your goals and realizing dreams do come true. With a little effort and a little time on your part make a commitment to go for it! ... Read more

Subscriber Article

My Own Worst Enemy
Ronald Yip

Did you ever asked yourself "who is my own worst enemy"? Do you consider criminals roaming the dark street as your worst enemy? How about your boss who's killing you mentally and emotionally with stress and harsh words? The people in office who are engaging in graft and corruption, instead of helping those in need? ... Read more

Issue #24, 30th Nov 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

How To Trade For Advertising
Kevin Nunley

What do you do when you don't have enough cash to advertise? You trade!

Trading products and services for advertising is one of the hottest marketing topics in business discussions. And for good reason.

Bartering for ads can give the small business person excellent opportunity and value. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Don't Quit
(one the most classic motivational poems)

When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you're trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high; And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you quit. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Keep It Short Scholar
Diego Norte

We've all heard the normal KISS principle (Keep It Simple Scholar). When we talk about sales copy, it is important to keep it simple. It is also important to keep it short. ... Read more

Issue #22, 2nd Nov 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

The Infusion Insight: Effectively Manage Your Business and Your Life
Clate Mask

If you're like most business owners, you have more to do than time to do it. But, too many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their companies, they forget to take care of the other aspects of their lives. And the results can be devastating! Families are neglected, friends are lost, and the physical and mental health of the small business owner declines. (Just to name a few.) So, here are some tips for being able to successfully manage your company and your life ... Read more

Motivational Reading

The Simple Secret to Night-Time Motivation
Jason M. Gracia

You walk through the door, take off your shoes, and you do it. You do the one thing that saps your motivation in seconds. You sit down.

Itís true! It can be nearly impossible to pull yourself up from the couch once youíve settled in after a long day at work. A small change in routine, as a result, can lead to a major difference. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Selling the Greatest Product Online: You!
Diego Norte

This week I want to discuss making yourself marketable online, not in selling products, but in getting hired. Given our current economic state, a large majority of middle-class workers are asking themselves, what can I do to bring in a little extra income? ... Read more

Issue #21, 19th Octt 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

What Works & What Doesn't in Internet Marketing
Irena Whitfield

All the Internet business owners have one activity in common which they perform every single day: they are all seeking for ways that work in Internet marketing.

Everyone on the net today knows that one of the best tricks is viral marketing BUT even this must be done right to make it work for your home business. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Get Ahead in Tough Times
Peter Murphy

In hard times it can be difficult to stay positive. You may even have a lot of days when you think "why bother?" or "what's the point?"

When we have so much bad news coming at us both on TV and online 24 hours a day it is almost no wonder that we get discouraged and distracted so easily. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Affiliate Program Tutorial
Allan Gardyne

You joined an affiliate program. Here are the 18 steps to take next This Affiliate Program Tutorial aims to give you a quick overview. It's your road map to success as an affiliate. ... Read more

Issue #20, 5th Octt 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Attracting Activity to Your Blog
Michel Fortin

As with static websites, the success of a blog depends on attracting a steady stream of new and return traffic. It is just that the tools for blog promotion are slightly different, a bit more diverse and on the whole much more effective.

Blogs are designed with interactivity and social networking ability built in. They are ideal both for developing relationships and marketing your brand. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Who Are the Millionaires
Brian Tracy

The way you think about money will determine how much of it you accumulate more than any other factor. Your attitude toward money affects your emotions and your motivations. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Why Create A Squidoo Group?
Barkely (Linette Gerlach)

Why should you create a Squidoo group? Here are the top five ways creating a Squidoo group can benefit you. ... Read more

Issue #19, 21st Sept 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing An Affiliate Program
Michael Turner

When people decide to join an affiliate program to make extra money, or to have a full time job, they often do so with illusions and no idea of how the affiliate program actually works. Read the following top 5 mistakes people make when it comes to choosing an affiliate program and avoid these mistakes at all costs. Then, you will be able to be more effective and make more money for your time, so it is definitely worthwhile to read these warnings and avoid them. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Introduce Yourself with a Sound Bite
Rick Frishman

In our busy world, no one has time for the full story--they want a synopsis, a digest, a capsule that takes only seconds to deliver, is easy to swallow, and resonates in their minds. And it must contain everything they need to know. Since publicity is about getting your message across, brevity is a must. You must create a short introductory message that will cut through the din and draw attention to who you are, what you do, and the benefit it will provide. We call these messages sound bites. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

The Six Human Needs
Michael Angier

Tony Robbins has identified six basic human needs and believes everyone is--or can be-- motivated by their desire to fulfill these needs. ... Read more

Issue #18, 7th Sept 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

7 Ideas for Viral Marketing
Irena Whitfield

Viral targeted traffic is the real blessing for any business. It's free, efficient and automatic and so profitable. So, here I give you seven simple ideas to help you start your viral marketing campaign:

1. Purchase the branding rights to a viral E-book. Allow people to give away your free E-book to their visitors. Then, their visitors will also give it away. This will just continue to spread your ad all over the Internet. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Developing A "Lucky Streak" That Never Ends
Alan Tutt

One of the most influential Self-Image beliefs is one that says whether we are lucky or unlucky. This one belief affects many other beliefs, including those beliefs that define whether we expect other people to respond well to us, and whether we expect to do well on task-oriented projects involving no one but ourselves. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

4 Easy Steps to Stop Procrastination
Rigdha Acharya

Are you a victim of procrastination? Do you often find yourself unable to meet deadlines because you spent too much time in front of the TV, cooking or even sleeping? Well, I was exactly like that just a few years ago. But, thatís now Past. These days, I can set goals and achieve them easily without any complaints. And you can do the same.

Here are a few tips to get you started. ... Read more

Issue #17, 24th Aug 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Question To Answer: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur
Irena Whitfield

Frankly speaking, the above question is one of the most frequent I receive though it is not the best to ask if someone is seeking success. I would change it to: How to become an entrepreneur? because this is exactly where the biggest problem lies.

Most of the people who either start or think about starting a home business or online home business are not entrepreneurs.

And I would like to stress that the most important point is to create an entrepreneurial mind, and then you will easily become a successful entrepreneur.

So let's start with an entrepreneur: ... Read more

Motivational Reading

How to Finish What You Start!
Peter Murphy

How do I overcome the problem of diminishing motivation? I have started so many projects and most of them are never finished. I start out strong, I start getting doubts about the project, and I let it die on the vine. I seem to have a problem taking a task or project all the way to the finish line.

How many of us have started projects that we have not finished? In that matter, you are not alone. Welcome to the club. We often start projects due to some emotion of the moment, and then, we often do not finish - for the same reason. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

10 Blog Traffic Tips
Yaro Starak

In every bloggers life comes a special day - the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else''s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader - you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girl friend and best friend about your new blog but that''s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers. Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. ... Read more

Issue #16, 10th Aug 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Traffic Conversion Secrets Finally Revealed!
Dan Lok

People tell me all the time that their websites "don't convert."

(Not sure what "conversion" is? It's that "magical" transformation that turns a site visitor into a product/service buyer)

If you're a website owner who's unhappy with the business your Internet presence is generating, I wouldn't be surprised if you think your copy is the culprit, too. A lot of people think that if there's a problem with conversion that the sales copy must be at fault.

This is WRONG THINKING and potentially fatal to your website success. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Listen, Pause, Clarify and Validate
Michael Angier

Our ability to communicate effectively is one of the most precious skills we can develop. Most of the time when we think of communicating well, we think of effectively expressing ourselves. This is certainly important, but listening is the single most important of all communication skills. It's what Stephen Covey calls; Seek first to understand and then to be understood. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

3 New Methods For Article Marketing Success
Jim Sansi

It's amazing how much information is circulating around the Internet on how to conduct an article marketing campaign. Unfortunately most of these methods focus purely on dumping large amounts of recycled, re-worded and junk content on various article directories all over cyberspace, while this method may garner a few links it certainly falls short of delivering quality content to readers in your target market... readers that will be warmed up to your offer and ready to buy! ... Read more

Issue #15, 27th July 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

The 5 Must-Haves for Success In Affiliate Marketing
Irena Whitfield

Everyone coming to the Net is dreaming about wild success, fantastic incomes and lazy times. However, not all comes true for everyone.

There are those who are content to merely coast along with their online businesses. Others, however, prefer taking destiny into their own hands. They desire to steer the ship themselves and take it wherever they want to. They are motivated by deeply knowing that they can solve any problem and weather any storm their affiliate business might run into. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Why Isn't The Belief-Reality Connection Obvious?
Alan Tutt

The idea that we have the power to control every aspect of our lives simply by choosing what we believe is a very seductive concept. However, this seems to fly in the face of common sense and traditional science. And if it's true, then why isn't it obvious?

That's certainly a reasonable question to ask. After all, over the course of time, we've discovered how to do many different things, including how to harness the power of the atom for both destruction and electrical power, and how to create super-complex computer systems that can produce fantastically realistic special effects in movies and television commercials. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Small Business Planning: Three Myths
Denise O'Berry

Are you like 70 percent of small business owners working without a plan? Here are three myths that need to be dispelled about strategic planning for small business. ... Read more

Issue #14, 13th July 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

15 Ways to Sell More of Your Products on Clickbank
Rosalind Gardner

It's amazing how many Clickbank merchants miss the basics...! Are you a Clickbank Merchant? Are your sales of digital information products or software dismal? Perhaps you haven't seen even one Affiliate sale of your Clickbank product?

Then listen up... because as a Super Affiliate I've visited a TON of Clickbank merchant sites over the years and of those that I review, only about 10% are worth promoting... and some of those I have to run direct to the order page.

Here are 15 things that you can do to get affiliates to promote your site and sell more of your products on Clickbank. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

The Power of Focus
Alan Tutt

Anything is possible to that person who can focus their mind on one thing exclusively until that focus is no longer required.

Very few people are able to truly focus their minds. Most of us get side-tracked, distracted, lose interest, or simply try to do too much. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Are You Using Videos?
Irena Whitfield

In todayís internet marketing circles, it is a given that videos are a very effective marketing tool. No one will dispute this fact because everyone knows that they work. A video will raise conversion rates and increase traffic. Not sometimes, not once in a while, but pretty much every single time. What I was left thinking about that fateful day shooting pool was, if I know that videos are effective, why am I not using them? ... Read more

Issue #13, 29th June 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

6 Easy Ways to Drive Paying Customers to Your Site
Derek Gehl

Iíd like to share my top 6 traffic generation tips. If youíre not using any of these strategies the time to get started is today!

Traffic Tip #1: Give away free content

This is one of the best free traffic strategies out there. Simply write a series of short articles that are packed with useful information and tips, then submit them to online article directories and other free content sites. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Can Placebos Cure Our Sick Society?
Irena Whitfield

Everywhere you look, the news reports an increasing amount of violence in the world. Countries continue to go to war, children bring knives and guns to school, and the courts are full of citizens suing each other over minor grievances.

Most of us agree that the world would be a better place if there wasn't so much violence, yet what can we do? ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Internet Surfing Habits Revealed
Irena Whitfield

A new study published this week revealed some very interesting information on the way people surf the internet, and if its predictions are true, could have very interesting ramifications on anyone whose employment is based around the World Wide Web.

The studying, focusing on surfing habits over the past 3 years, initially seems normal. As if nothing interesting has changed. The total amount of people surfing the internet is up again this year and the amount of times a week that people surf the internet is also up. ... Read more

Issue #12, 15th June 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

5 Characteristics of a Good Make Money Online Niche
John Tan

This is the first post for the Question Wednesday Theme Post and the question that I want to answer today is: What make a good make money niche?

Here is my answer: I still remember when I just got started online, the main problem that I faced that cause me to stuck in my online business is Choosing A Niche. I am sure many of you face this problem till this day. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

13 Rules To Success!
Joe Girard

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE; hang around with positive people, stay away from cry babies and complainers, because they will pull you down to their level. If something isn't going right in your life, keep it to yourself, no one wants to hear your problems, make people believe you are having a wonderful time. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Question to Answer: The Many Facets of Viral Marketing
Irena Whitfield

In the beginning, email was the one way that viral marketing was started. Since that long ago day, viral marketing has gone from a marketing strategy to an art form and there are many ways to accomplish the objective of creating a successful viral marketing campaign. Seven of those ways are ... Read more

Issue #11, 1st June 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

15 Great ways to Get Traffic to Your Website
David Riklan

Many of our partners have asked me for advice on how to increase traffic to their website.

To help all of you better understand what's working for small to medium size websites, I have enclosed a list of 15 techniques we've used to help build SelfGrowth.com into a site that draws over a million visitors a month. Here they are ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Question to Answer:
How Will Consolidating My Debts Affect My Credit and My Overall Level of Debt?

Irena Whitfield

Consolidating your debts is essential if you want to avoid the interest trap and subsequently future grief and stress. Debt consolidation solutions relieve individuals and families, as there are few feelings worse than being overwhelmed with debt; it carries over to burden you in every other problem you encounter. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Who's Visiting Your Website and What are They Doing There?
Irena Whitfield

Have you ever wondered who is visiting your website and what they're doing there?

Although it's never a good idea to speak in generalities when it comes to people - after all, we're all as unique individuals, there are a few basic personality types and certain common behaviors or characteristics that you can use to your advantage when it comes to creating your next Internet Marketing Campaign. ... Read more

Issue #10, 18th May 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Generosity as Business Strategy
Bob Dunlap, ClickBank's Director of Marketing

Ever wonder why some products are wildly successful while others struggle? Not an easy question to answer, but successful products do share a number of characteristics.

First and foremost, they all meet a specific need or solve a current problem for the prospective consumer. Additionally, they all deliver real value, are well positioned and marketed, and are priced right. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Breaking Through the Either Or Syndrome
Lisa Jimenez

Letís take a little quiz. Read the following five questions and answer them as honestly as possible. Ready? Begin here ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Question to Answer:
Important Advice on Debt Consolidation

Irena Whitfield

One of the most frequent questions about debt consolidation I receive is about the benefits of debt and bill consolidation.

To answer this, first of all, I want to say that debt and bill consolidation are the same. When a person owes more than he makes, his stress levels rise, the collection agencies pester him, and he usually ends up running world of emotional delusion to escape. It seems we can never win in a high-paced world, but the fact is debt consolidation has helped thousands around the world to re-establish their lives. ... Read more

Issue #9, 4th May 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

There Is More to Tracking Than Conversion
Michel Fortin One of my coaching students recently asked me whether it's better to offer a free trial or a $1 limited time trial as an incentive to sign up for a paid newsletter subscription.

The answer involves the vital role of tracking and testing throughout your entire sales funnel. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Question to Answer:
Donít Fall Victim to Cash Advances

Irena Whitfield

I can't help starting with my basic principle: do not get cash advances.

The easy and convenient way by which cash advances are providing people with money is creating a social problem called "cash advances dependence". Many people arenít even aware that they are becoming dependent on cash advances. They have created a secure destructive nest for themselves of which even they arenít aware. The best thing is to admit you have a problem and get yourself out of it. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

The Top 7 Reason Why Every Business Should Have a Blog
Kenton Newby

It doesn't matter if you call it a "niche", a "target market", your "ideal prospects" or some other term...if you're selling products, promoting affiliate offers or simply creating content online for nearly any group of people as part of your online business, you absolutely MUST have a blog. These days, it's just not an option if you truly want long-term success. ... Read more

Issue #8, 20th April 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Viral Marketing In Its Purest Form
(Product Review)

Irena Whitfield

There are many ways to increase the amount of traffic to your website, and one of the most effective and easiest methods is known as Viral Marketing.

To use viral marketing to its fullest potential, you will need to employ many different techniques into the marketing plan of your site. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Question to Answer:
The Basics of Debt Consolidation and Refinance

Irena Whitfield

Nowadays most people realize the fact that the best way to repay their debts is to consolidate them. In this brief summary I would like to mention just the basics to make it absolutely clear. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

You Don't Have To Wait To Be Published
Georganne Fiumara

You don't have to wait for someone else to publish your words if you publish them yourself on your own blog.

Blogs are big, and anyone can choose to write one. If you make the right moves, you can attract more attention and make more money with a blog than if you have just one article published. ... Read more

Issue #7, 6th April 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Affiliate Marketing Basics: How To Convert Traffic Into Sales
Irena Whitfield

Whether you are in the online business for weeks or for years or whether youíre just getting started in Affiliate Marketing, one of the most important things you need is traffic specifically targeted traffic that you convert into sales.

Why? Because although itís become somewhat of a cliche these days, the truth is, the money is in the list but that means YOUR list, not the list of the people whose products youíre selling at least not if you want to be successful. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Question to Answer: When To Use a Cash Advance
Irena Whitfield

This is one of the questions I receive the most often. If you regularly read my articles and books, you know that basically I do not recommend it and will always tell you that you should not borrow to pay your bills or buy consumables or make unnecessary purchases with no regard to what a great bargain you might lose. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

5 Easy Ways to Ramp Up Your E-Book Sales
Irena Whitfield

It is quite surprising how many people think that once they've written their ebook, got their website up and integrated their shopping cart, they can sit back and start waiting for the money to come rolling in. They do not realize how wrong they are!

These days it's getting harder than ever before to be able to get people to notice you and just because you build it doesn't mean they're going to come. ... Read more

Issue #6, 23rd March 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Uncovering the Top Ten Sales Myths
Mark Winder

In the dog-eat-dog world of entrepreneurs, there's a basic truth that is irrefutable: if you have no customers, then you have no business.

Over the years, I've come to notice that most entrepreneurs that I get to work with, tend to fall into one category: they tend to be exceptional at executing their business - they perform their services better than their competition, or they have better products than most people in the market place; but when it comes to getting customers and making sales, they tend to fall a little short. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

My Top Ten Rules of Success
Donald J. Trump

If you've heard me speak, you may have noticed I emphasize several things repeatedly - never give up is one, being passionate is another, keeping focused is up there, and keeping your momentum runs a close fourth. I've learned those things from experience.

Here's the complete top 10 list I give when I speak at colleges: ... Read more

Subscriber Article

What Day Is It?
Robert Phillips

If you think of Wednesday as "hump day", chances are you have a job. Frequently I'm not certain what day of the week it happens to be. I'll have to check out a calendar to be sure. The clock at the bottom right corner of my PC will tell me the day if I just slide my mouse over it. I used to have a job and back then I sure as heck knew what day it was; I also knew how long until lunch and how long until it was time to call it a day. ... Read more

Issue #5, 9th March 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

How I Earned My Freedom and Quit My Job
Steven Lohrenz

Recently my online business has started making enough money to enable me to leave my job and strike out entirely on my own. I have had to work hard to be able to get to this point, but I attribute my ability to leave my job to the 3 things below (they're things you can do too) ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Can You Really Achieve Total Success?
Dr. Joe Capista

Success is one thing. Total Success something completely different. Find out what it takes to achieve Total Success from one of the top rated business owners in his industry. Dr. Joe Capista shares insights into how to create a life you can be proud of. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

10 Super Charged Ways To Spark Your Sales
Richard DeNoyer

1. Add a free interactive game to your web site. You could hire someone to create it. The game should be related to the theme of your web site.

2. Train your employees as a team instead of just individuals. Everyone must do their job in order for the others do theirs.

3. Make people feel like it's their idea to buy, they will be less hesitant. Tell them in your ad "You're making a smart decision for buying our product". ... Read more

Issue #4, 24th Feb 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Personal Loans And Payment Protection Insurance
Martin Sumner

Whenever you apply for finance such as a personal loan or a credit card, you're likely to be encouraged to take out an insurance policy to cover your repayments should you be unable to work because of illness or redundancy. Payment Protection Insurance, or PPI, can be useful in mitigating the financial effects of a sudden and drastic change in circumstances, but there has also recently been some controversy over the way it has been sold to customers, who in some cases were not properly advised on whether or not it was appropriate to their circumstances. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

How To Work With Beliefs To Change Your Life For The Better
Alan Tutt

There are 2 ways to work with beliefs in order to improve our lives.† The first of those is to work with the beliefs we already have and use them to produce results.

The concept here is to use what we already believe in order to produce changes. For instance, most of us believe that flipping a switch on the wall will change the state of a light, either on or off. We also believe that placing a key in the ignition of a car and turning it will cause the engine to come to life. These are beliefs that produce a result when we comply with them. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

7 Basic Rules for Internet Marketing
Mark McCullagh

Internet marketing strategies involve driving targeted (people who are interested in what you have to offer) traffic to your website, blog, or sales page.

That traffic then has to be converted into sales. This simple formula illustrates this process:

Traffic Conversions = Sales

Keeping this formula in your mind will help you in your internet marketing efforts because you will realize that you not only have to generate traffic, but also turn those visitors into buyers. ... Read more

Issue #3, 10th February 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Position Your Home Based Business to Profit From Debt
Adrian McCluskey

A variety of recognized financial experts suggest the biggest problem facing North Americans today is personal debt. We are a society that believes in and practices instant gratification. North Americans owe more money now than ever before. Installment debt, including auto loans and credit-card balances topped a record $1 trillion in 2006 - a one-third increase in just the past two years. Over the past decade, total household debt has soared from 80 to 93 percent of annual disposable income. More people declare bankruptcy each year than graduate from college. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

How To Be Happy Being You
Jacky Tustain

Personal Acceptance

What does acceptance mean to you Ė being resigned to something or finding peace within ourselves by Ďgoing with the flowí? When we accept something we take it at face value without question.

Acceptance of others and our lives can be very difficult. We donít like the way other people behave, we may not like the way we are, physically or mentally. The idea of acceptance being resignation to your lot seems to contradict a lot of what we try to achieve through self development and personal coaching. Iíd like to challenge that perception and look in more detail at personal acceptance. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Three Things NEVER To Do In Business
Dock J. Murphy

There are some things you should never do in business if you want to succeed. If you are already a successful business you are well aware of this. If you are a new business entrepreneur than these three tips may be very helpful to your business.

The first thing you NEVER want to do is to skimp on advertising. Without proper advertising your business will chance taking a big loss in services or product sales. An example of this is a small business that puts out childrenís audio CDís is introducing a new product. The business is new and practically unknown. They do have a website, and a small advertisement in the local newspaper. ... Read more

Issue #2, 27th January 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

The 10 Steps to Online Success
Derek Gehl

Here's a question I've been getting lately:

Okay, Derek, you said you had a guaranteed system for getting wealthy online - but how do I get started?!

I've got some great news...

You've *already* started by asking the question!

... Now here's your action plan ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Daily Motivation Secrets That Really Work
Peter Murphy

Everyday life can be frustrating in today's society. It is becoming more and more difficult for people to find happiness in the world we live in today. But it is important to try to stay positive and obtain daily motivation. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

20 Warning Signs You *May* Have A Debt Problem
Ty Lee

Iíd be lying to you if I said I didnít know what it was like to be in debt. And chances are, you would be too. The pressure of being in debt can make it hard to live. Period. Having to worry about things like making your next payment to creditors and simply putting food on the table can be, well, overwhelming. And if youíve been receiving letters and phone calls from creditors and banks, it makes things even worse. Then, when the bills really stack up, bankruptcy comes into play.

But I think weíre getting ahead of ourselves here. Iím going to list below 20 warning signs that you may have a problem with your debt situation. ... Read more

Issue #1, 13th January 2008 Click here!

Feature Article

Why People Buy
Mitch Meyerson

Perhaps you already know why people buy, but do you know all 51 reasons?

The more of those reasons you know, the better you'll be able to market. By Jay Conrad Levinson Geoff Ayling, in his superb book, Rapid Response Advertising, provides wannabe guerrillas with a full fifty reasons why people buy. ... Read more

Motivational Reading

Count Your Blessings
Jennifer Tankersley

I was driving home from an exhausting morning of dropping kids off at school, running errands, and fulfilling appointments. I passed a marquee on my route that displayed the simple phrase, Count Your Blessings. This is a phrase that I have heard many times in my life, but for the first time, I focused on what the words actually mean. I have always thought this phrase to mean that I should be grateful for what I have. It is often used when something bad has happened and in order to look at the bright side, I am reminded to count my blessings. However, on this sunny day, as I was tired and looking forward to reaching the home I share with my family, I thought about these words in a new way. ... Read more

Subscriber Article

Top 5 Mistakes Made By Article Marketers
Kevin Koop

While there are many ways to increase your website traffic, Article Marketing is one of the best as there are so many benefits. Sure, you can generate fast website traffic through Pay-Per-Click advertising but if you stop advertising, your traffic disappears immediately! ... Read more

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