Archive for June, 2010

A Friendly Entrepreneur Community

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Friends, readers, entrepreneurs … lend me your ears … um, I mean, your eyes! I have something wonderful to share with you and I have a recommendation, if you are interested in the benefits of a Friendly Entrepreneur Community where you can exchange ideas, insight and marketing information.

First, the recommendation.

Some of you know that I am active in a few online business and marketing forums and that I am a big promoter of the informational and networking value of these forums. You may also have noticed that since my Affiliate Power website was launched earlier this year, I have shown enthusiastic support here for one particular forum site – the Entrepreneur Forums at EvanCarmichael.com.

If you spend a few minutes visiting the Entrepreneur Forums, you will find that it truly is a Friendly Entrepreneur Community. And what does that mean?

Well, I can tell you from experience that every forum site online has its own personality. Some are extremely formal. Some are extremely relaxed, where anything goes. Some are geared mostly to “experienced” marketers and seem to show little tolerance and sensitivity to the inexperience of “newbies” – those new to business and marketing.

The Entrepreneur Forums combines the best of all worlds … Read the rest of this entry

Home Business Income The Hard Way

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You may have noticed: the competition is getting tougher for anybody trying to build a business online these days because everybody seems to be jumping on the Internet bandwagon. And quite a few of them are discovering ways to earn home business income the hard way. Maybe you can relate?

A lot of Internet and Affiliate Marketing “newbies” get in a real rush and try to skip some important steps in the marketing process. For example, they jump right into the advertising and marketing part before taking the time to learn and apply proper search engine optimization techniques. Web traffic is one of the keys to success, and search engine traffic can be very profitable because traffic from the search engines is typically targeted traffic. But if you fail to optimize your site, your blog, your articles, etc., you could miss out on some valuable traffic and sales. It will take you longer to make money online and that’s one way that could cause you to earn home business income the hard way. Take time to research and learn more about Search Engine Optimization.

Another way to build a business the hard way is to jump from program to program thinking the problem is the program when it could simply be your own marketing skills that need work. In many cases, if a product or program is not producing the desired results, it’s because either… Read the rest of this entry

Personal Development: 3 Quick Tips

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This post will highlight a few of Brian Tracy’s insights into Personal Development: 3 quick tips, in fact, that I have chosen from the many that can be found in his popular audio program, The New Psychology of Achievement.

In the program, Brian talks about the “inner game” of success: how we organize our thoughts and attitudes; how we set goals and get along with others; how we understand ourselves and release our personal brakes to accomplish extraordinary things.

Tip #1: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Brian talks about the Law of Cause and Effect: there is a reason for everything. “Thoughts are causes,” he explains, and “Conditions are effects. Your thoughts create the conditions of your life.”

If you do what other people do, you will eventually get the results that other people get and Brian points out that successful people have learned that if you change your thinking, you change your life.

“The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life more than any other factor,” he advises. “Top achievers think about what they want … and how to get it, most of the time. Average people think about Read the rest of this entry