Thursday, December 24, 2009

Why Do You Want to Become an Unsuccessful Entrepreneur?

If you are working hard but not getting desired result then what is the problem? Why are you become unsuccessful entrepreneur? Here you can see most common types of unsuccessful entrepreneurs.

1.Unplanned entrepreneur: they have no plan to execute. They do not know what would be next goal to achieve in the very next month. They do not have disaster management for disaster situation like recession. Are you one of them? The first step to start a business is making a business and marketing plan to ensure that you will not going wrong. Write your monthly goals in the paper and follow a plan to achieve them one by one.

2. Unfocused entrepreneur: Do you have loads of products but precious few sales? Are you in hurry to finish your lot of work? If you found answer ‘yes’ then you are a unfocussed entrepreneur.

In this situation you need to calm down and focus on them one by one. First take one project and plan out what to do or not. Focus on competitor’s sales like what product they will sale and what you can do to sell more. Now make your marketing strategy.

If you have another project then prepares its business plan and marketing plan separately. Do not merge with other project. Otherwise it will give you headache. Also you should check that it would work with previous project or not. If not then target this project into next year because it is not a good idea to run more than one project at a time with different taste.

The most common problem to handle more than one problem is staffing and money. Staffing is most crucial part of a business.
No one can effectively and profitably implement too many projects at once successfully.

3. Under Financed Entrepreneur: those entrepreneurs who are facing money problem. Are you likely to run out of money soon? Are you stretching your resources too thin? Or are you finding problems with loans? If you found the answer ‘yes’ then you are a under financed entrepreneur. When you want to promote more products or new products you need to ensure that you have enough money to promote them. If you want to start your business then you need to ensure that you have enough money for disaster. It is important because you can protect your business physically but you can not protect your business from natural disasters.

Make sure that you have enough funding to make it a success and to survive the first few months. Make a business plan and take a cost benefit analysis for financial needs.

Many successful entrepreneurs also became unsuccessful at the starting. But they have followed their elders or achievers. Leant them and implemented it on their business. Before start your business takes many advices and tricks for success .

Learn Secret From the Most Successful Entrepreneurs. Discover multiple ways to grow your business easily with these advices:

Good luck

Posted by Christopher Keenan

Monday, October 05, 2009

Work From Home Internet Business Is Booming On The Net

The work from home revolution on the Internet is in full swing. There has never been a better time or opportunity to make money online working at home in front of your computer. The number of money making opportunities is endless.

With today’s technology it is quite possible to run your entire business online from anywhere in the world using your laptop computer. You no longer need to leave your house to make a living for your family. It can be done from the comfort of your own home. No commute required. No travel time with reduced fuel consumption and maintenance on your vehicles. Best of all you are your own boss.

The amount of people using the internet worldwide continues to increase almost monthly. This bodes well for internet business entrepreneurs and anyone wishing to take advantage of the internet work from home business industry. Global Internet Statistics shows over 800 million people worldwide are now using the internet.

Just do a search for internet business opportunities on Google or your favorite search engine. You’ll find websites such as & promoting several top Internet home based business products and services from paid surveys online to network marketing and MLM businesses. If you already have your own website you can even sign up with Google ad sense and make money displaying Google ad words ads on your site. In fact everywhere you look on the net almost every single site you go to is making money from some form of advertising or work from home business opportunity.

The internet is forever changing the global job scene and the world economy with new internet opportunities arriving on the internet every day even as you read this. We can only hope that this will make the world cleaner and a better place to live with less pollution from automobiles and reduced pollution from factories. This in turn could create a backlash on the economy but it has yet to be seen. We all know the reasons behind why we are still using oil and gas rather than clean energy. (It would kill the global economy). Internet business could be just as threatening as electric cars and cars running on fuel cells.

We are indeed in a revolution. The last revolution was called the industrial revolution. Now, we are in the work-at-home revolution.

Posted by Chris Keenan

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How To Do Well In Something Even If You Don’t Seem To Have The Talent For It

By Ellesse Chow

One of the common grouses I hear, hindering people from going into a particular challenge is that they believe they don’t have the “X-factor” to excel in it. Usually, it’s after one or two failed attempts in that same domain. Or something so new that they didn’t know what to expect. They’ll say things like “Nah, I’ve tried before and I know I suck”, “I’m just not cut out for that” or “I can never be as good as him” and abandon the whole idea just to save themselves the embarassment. Even when it’s something that’ll definitely expand their lives if they’ll just give it a(nother) try.

I admit I’m not spared of this too. Besides judging myself previously for lacking the talent in sales, I used to think I was a lousy dancer… hehehe. I was a member of the high school choir and during one of our overseas concerts, I was handpicked to take part in an all girls performance item. We had to sing and dance a little at the same time. A few of us – myself included – were so “stiff” that we had to be given remedial lessons in our female instructor’s hotel room every other night before the concert! Yes, we were that bad!

Hardly anyone would comment I’m a bad dancer now whenever my friends and I go clubbing. In case you’re wondering, nope, I didn’t take any dancing lessons. I just changed my thinking. In fact, when I look at it, it’s probably the same process of thoughts that lead me to my sales success. Here’s how :

(1) Expect the Frustration

Trust me, when you’re being challenged with some role or work you’ve previously labeled yourself as having no talent for, the first thing to do is just to expect the frustration. It’ll inevitably bring back the nasty memories of how everyone jeered at you when you were on the stage not knowing what to say, for instance. Your ego is likely to convey that underlying message that you shouldn’t speak in public anymore just to avoid the pain of getting hurt or disappointed again.

Well, don’t beat yourself up over it. Be aware that this is your subsconscious’ way of protecting you. But despite the good intentions, choosing to run away from it is literally putting yourself on dystrophy mode. You’ll never be able to do well in public speaking not because it’s true you lacked the talent but rather because you’ve decided not to give yourself a second shot at it anymore!

(2) Make a Decision & Watch Your Focus Shift

In most of my cases, I realize my frustration and anxiety is at its worse when I’m split on a decision. Whether to take up the challenge or say “no”. The former requires some guts but whenever I do so, the negative energy caused by my frustration soon turned into proactive forces. I’ll start brainstorming ways to alleviate the situation. Such as putting in more effort to practice or research the skill I need to develop.

Strangely at the same time, I’ll find comfort within myself. For example, even though I was worried about affecting the necktie sales, I eventually told myself that my assistance was actually to help my brother-in-law resolve an urgent resource issue, which was far more pressing than a slight drop in Sales.

I find myself focusing on another aspect of the whole situation so much so that it takes the pressure off the results. Think of it this way. Assuming you’ve just taken an examination and the score for a pass is 50 marks. You got 45. If your focus is on passing, I’m sure you’ll feel terrible. But what if your plan is to do better than your previous grade, which was 20 marks? You’ll have achieved 125% improvement, way above what you’ve intended!

(3) Observe > Practice > Review > Practice

When the focus is shifted and the stress to perform is greatly reduced, you’ll gradually build up that self belief that it’s probably not going to be that tough after all. By following up this school of thought with the 4 action steps of observe, practice, review and practice, trust me, you’ll be able to hone the skill that you thought you didn’t have the talent for. Just like what I did to be better in dancing.

After my high school saga, I never really had a chance to dance again. Until my University hostel committee organized a party at a club where we were all invited to the dance floor after the dinner. I was initially reluctant to join them – mainly because I didn’t want to embarrass myself – but when everyone at our table popped down to the dance floor, a friend just dragged me by the arm. I didn’t have time to say “no”.

Under the music and shimmering lights, I suddenly realized that everyone was so busy having fun that no one would notice my obscure dance moves! I began to shift my focus. Instead of being conscious about my dance steps, I just concentrate on swaying my body with the music.
And as I did so, I started taking note of how others danced, played copycat a little, review the response from my friend on my moves – well, she didn’t say anything bad – and quickly continued with it. At the end of the day, I was having so much fun that for the first time ever, I felt that dancing wasn’t totally beyond me! As much as I thought it was.

(4) Have Fun In The Process!

Once everything becomes almost second nature to you through your observation, practice, review and continuous practice, what determines if you’ll ever do well in that domain really depends on how much fun you’re beginning to derive from it. Nowadays, I’m usually the one initiating for a chillout at the clubs, occasionally receiving a bonus compliment that I dance quite naturally. And yes, none believed that I used to be so bad in dancing that I had to have remedial lessons.

Do you now enjoy the attention of speaking on the stage? Are you gradually opening up to the idea of breaking ceilings of sales one after another? Will you like to go dancing to the tune of the music and sweating it out again? When you derive a lot of fun and satisfaction from that something you didn’t know you could do well in, it will eventually develop an impetus for you to know more, learn more and practice more. That, in turn avalanches your achievement as you become skilled in it.

Though I still face a lot of insecurities in reattempting stuff I used to do badly in – things that I totally felt I wasn’t born with the gift for – such little successes over the years have helped to mitigate that frustration and fear. I know there’s still a chance for me to do well in it.
What about you?

** Photo By Bombardier
Posted By Chris Keenan

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Web Browser Faceoff: Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome

Article By: by Barb Dybwad

We've had some pretty close races lately in our Lunchtime Poll feature, which got us thinking of the obvious question: which one of these contestants would win in a fantasy fight?

So we decided to pit some of these services and software head-to-head in a knock-down, drag-out cage match. So we decided to pit some of these services and software head-to-head in a knock-down, drag-out cage match. There may even be jello involved. There may even be jello involved. We're asking you, dear readers, to cast your vote for the ultimate winner in this 1 v. We're asking you, dear readers, to cast your vote for the ultimate winner in this 1 v. 1 battle each week, for as long as we can keep the worthy contestants coming. 1 battle each week, for as long as we can keep the worthy contestants coming. Read on to vote in this week's match! Read on to vote in this week's match!

No poll was closer than the Favorite Web Browser question earlier this month. No poll was closer than the Favorite Web Browser question earlier this month. The two victors far out ahead of the long tail were incumbent favorite Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox The two Victors far out ahead of the long tail were incumbent favorite Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox and relatively new challenger Google Chrome and relatively new challenger Google Chrome . . This week's Faceoff pits these two browsers against each other for ultimate fame and glory. This week's Faceoff pits these two browsers against each other for ultimate fame and glory.

Firefox Firefox is armed with an unmatched extension architecture for power users to tweak and modify to their heart's content. is armed with an unmatched extension architecture for power users to tweak and modify to their heart's content. But all those add-ons tend to slow things down — will Chrome's But all those add-ons tend to slow things down - will Chrome's relative speed give it the edge? relative speed give it the edge? Or is the lack of an official Chrome for Mac going to hold that browser back in the 10th round? Or is the lack of an official Chrome for Mac going to hold that browser back in the 10th round?

Cast your vote below until noon EST on Friday September 25th, and be sure to let us know your reasoning in the comments. Cast your vote below until noon EST on Friday September 25th, and be sure to let us know your reasoning in the comments. We'll recap the results later this week and start a new Faceoff next week. We'll recap the results later this week and start a new Faceoff next week.

Posted By Chris Keenan

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wake Up The Internet!

BuzzBot is the first technology of it's kind to bring interactive social networking featuBres to every website and any web-content on the Internet, all instantly and at a simple click of a button. Any website that you can type into your browser, you can now comment, blog and chat on - the entire Internet LIVE and Interactive!

Because we bring your whole world here and make ALL of it fully interactive!

Imagine the entire internet being taken from less than 5% of all websites having Interactive Social Features - to the ENTIRE Internet, 100% of all websites online having popular Social Interactive Features like those big sites that confine their features to just their website! This simply means any website that you can type into your browser, you can now become fully interactive on. This was the natural progression of the web anyway - we just made it full reality TODAY!

Welcome to the Future of the Internet. Welcome to BuzzBot!

To learn more about Buzzbot, click HERE.

Posted By Chris Keenan

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Home Business - 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider One Today

Today more than ever before people are looking to start a home business. When you think about what has happened in our economy over the last year who can blame them. High unemployment, foreclosures, big companies filing bankruptcy, is there really anything secure anymore.

People are turning to the home business arena to find the security that they used to find in the big companies. But are you ready to take that plunge or better yet why should you consider working from home? Here are three reasons for starting a home business.

1-- You are the boss. - The best thing about a home business is you are now in control. Think about what your boss does now at your job. They usually tell you what time you need to be at work and what time you can leave. They tell you when you can go to lunch and when to come back. They tell you when you can go on vacation and for how long. If you are sick you have to call them and let them know you are not coming in. This seems more like a master than a boss, but that's what we've signed up for.

When you are the boss you are in control of all of these things. Imagine you can go on vacation when you want for as long as you want. If you want to work 3 hours today you just do it. If you want to go to lunch for 2 hours you just do it. If you or your child gets sick you take them to the doctor, no one to call. You now have control over your time and also your life.

2-- The ability to do what you love and make money doing it. - Studies show that approximately 68% of people in the work force are working in jobs and careers they just don't like. Why would you want to do that?

By starting your own home business you have the ability to choose something you enjoy doing and get paid to do it. Imagine what it would be like to get up everyday, walk from your bed to your living room, click on your computer and you are at work. The good thing is that this isn't just work but your own home business. You're the boss, you set the rules and best of all you make the money. Sound like a dream but it can be reality.

3-- The tax advantages. - Here is a question. If you work at your current job and you come home to do some internet research at home. Can you write off your computer as a business expense? The answer is no. If you start a home business and work from home, using that same computer now becomes a tax write off. In fact a whole lot of other things can become tax write offs.

Here is a short list. Your phone, car, rent/mortgage, internet, cable bill, car, insurance, supplies you buy, magazine subscriptions, the list just keeps going. In fact, everything you use in your house has the potential to become a tax write off.

This even extends beyond your house. Imagine the meals you eat, dry cleaning, even that vacation you take all have the potential to become viable business expenses. Knowing this one fact alone could save you thousands of dollars every year in taxes. (Be sure to get an accountant (CPA) because he will know what can and can't be as well as how much of each to be deducted).

Today you can start a home business and enjoy the benefits of working from home. There are many options available to you and most can be started with low capital investments. The opportunities are there! GO GET THEM!

About The Author:

Hello everyone. Kevin White here. The reason for the articles I write is to inform people about what to look for and the trainings that are needed to succeed in online home business today. Yes I am a online home business owner myself and sell the vacation/affiliate product Global Resorts Network.

Posted By: Chris Keenan
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Monday, August 31, 2009

How To Take Control Of Your Life

I celebrated my 50th birthday earlier this month. As I have been slowly reflecting on how this milestone has impacted me, one thing that has come up is that I want to approach the second half of my life a bit differently. You see, I pretty much let the energy of life pull me along for my first 50 years. I’m not complaining; it seems to have unfolded pretty darn well. But now I’m starting to realize that what I make of my life is totally up to me, and with the clock ticking a little more loudly now, I am feeling a lot more motivated to step in and take control.

How do you take control of your life?

  1. Acknowledge that your life needs the same kind of planning that you give your weekends. We all have a lot more power to create awesome lives than we recognize. It starts with direction.
  2. Set aside time to focus on what you want to create with your life. Let dreams be born and believed in.
  3. Begin every day focused on your vision. Recognize that your attention fuels whatever you focus on.
  4. Uphold the vision throughout the day. Continue to visit your vision in your mind as your reality.
  5. Work on believing that your vision will manifest. Get in touch with whatever is holding you back from your vision and work on breaking through limiting thoughts.

As I reread my list here from the perspective of really wanting to make this happen for myself, I recognize that there is a discipline required. Just like the time I so easily invest each week in running or the gym, I need to spend similar time to building the life I want.

August 30, 2009 by Susan Hanshaw

Posted By Chris Keenan 8/31/09

Monday, August 24, 2009

Case Study: Are Internet Directory Submissions Still a Good SEO Method?

Most webmasters know that high rankings on Google and other modern search engines can only be achieved if a website has both optimized web page content and good inbound links.
While it is relatively easy to optimize the content of a website, it is more difficult to get good inbound links. A relatively easy way to get inbound links is to submit websites to Internet directories.

But do these Internet directory links still have value when it comes to search engine rankings? Can you increase the position of your website in Google's search results by submitting your site to Internet directories?

A case study:

An internet marketer tested three pages that were orphaned within the normal navigation structure of the website. These three pages were created to provide valuable content to search engines.

The three pages were submitted to some high quality paid directories (Yahoo, BestOfTheWeb, Joe Ant) and free directories.

About 45 days after the paid directory links went live, the web pages had increased visibility on search engines. Visits and conversions also increased and the tracking of the marketer indicated that at least 50 percent of the results could be attributed to the directory links.

The final results that were attributed to the directory link building included:
a lift of traffic to levels that other highly visible site pages receive within 90 days
an increase in monthly conversions for the business line of 45 percent year-over-year
What does this mean for your website?

Getting links from Internet directories should be a fundamental part of any search engine optimization strategy. You should submit your website to all big Internet directories and to Internet directories that cover your niche.

IBP's directory submitter can help you to submit your website as efficiently as possible to all important directories.

Links from Internet directories are only one way to get links from other sites. If you want to outperform your competitors, you also need links from websites that are related to yours. Links from blogs will also help. IBP will help you to get these links.

Don't forget to optimize your website content before building links. The better your website content has been prepared for search engines, the better the links to your website will work.
The Effect of the Yahoo/Microsoft Deal on Your Website

You've probably heard about the Yahoo/Microsoft deal. This will have a major impact on the search engine landscape and there definitely will be effects on your website rankings and the number of visitors that your website will get.

The basic facts:
Yahoo is going to give up their own search technology and use Microsoft's search technology instead. will power the organic and the paid search results on Yahoo (except for premium ads on Yahoo).

Self-serve advertising (i.e. the AdWords competitor) will be managed by Microsoft's AdCenter. Microsoft will get access to Yahoo's search technology and can use it to improve its own search technology.

What does this mean for your website?

You should optimize for will have a search market share of at least 15% (that's the current market share of MSN and Yahoo combined - some statistics show a much higher market share).If you do not optimize some of your website pages for Bing, you'll lose a lot of visitors and sales. Fortunately, IBP's top 10 optimizer already enables you to optimize your website for Bing.The optimizer works with the US version of Bing as well as with many country versions. Recent research has shown that Bing's traffic is more likely to convert.

Yahoo's inbound link data will probably be lost.Yahoo is the search engine that currently returns the most inbound link data. When Yahoo drops its index, that data will probably be lost. We recommend using IBP's link manager if you want to get an overview of the websites that link to your website.The link manager in IBP will retrieve all links that are returned by Yahoo, Bing, Google and other search engines.

A big PPC provider will be gone, an even bigger provider will appear.Microsoft will provide the search ads for Yahoo and Bing. Yahoo will close its own paid search offerings. That means that you will be able to manage your ads for both Yahoo and Bing in one user interface. It probably also means rising bid prices on Yahoo and Bing.

Yahoo might close some of their websites.Yahoo might put its Internet directory into question as well as their alternative search applications SearchMonkey and SearchBOSS. Applications such as Yahoo Maps might also be reconsidered because Bing offers similar services.

There will be two independent search result pages.Yahoo will have full control over the user interface of their search form. The ordering of the results, the layout and the whole search focus can be different from Bing. That means that you still might have to optimize your website for both search engines.

The deal still needs shareholder and legal approval. Yahoo and Microsoft hope that the changes will be in place by early 2010. If you want to participate from the change as soon as possible, you should optimize some of your web pages for Bing now.

Optimize different pages of your website for different search engines and different keywords. What works with one search engine might not work with another. Optimize each web page for a dedicated search engine/keyword combination to get better results.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Network Marketing Training - How Does Network Marketing Training Put an End to the Three Foot Rule?

Network marketing training is an often almost frowned upon subject. After all, isn't the allure of network marketing that anyone can do this and achieve success? Just share what you have with a few friends and family and you will be an overnight success, right? That is the mindset that is often sold in MLM, and the type of MLM recruiting most practiced, but the vast majority of those who attempt this as a business fail. The truth is, without proper training, you will find that you flounder around and struggle needlessly.

Committing to developing and improving yourself and going through network marketing education will only improve your chances for success. Think of multilevel marketing as a true profession. Would you ever attempt to join a brand new profession without the proper training? Who would hire you without adequate training?

Think of this kind of education as an investment in yourself and your business. By knowing even just a little bit more than someone else, you can offer awesome value to people and in turn get people coming to you to help solve their problems.

There are many many great multilevel marketing educational products out there, but there are a few that stand out from the pack.

My personal favorite network marketing training book is Magnetic Sponsoring by Mike Dillard. A corollary MLM training book written by Mike is MLM Traffic Formula. This is hands down the best internet network marketing training package I have ever purchased and used. It goes into how to stop marketing your company and creating a You, Inc. to market and sell people on yourself. It also teaches good ad copy and how to generate internet traffic towards your personally branded web pages.

Another great training book is The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing and By Ann Sieg. Great free ebook on essentials of the no-sell attraction marketing formula which has become very successful in multilevel marketing the past few years. It debunks many myths regarding old school MLM recruiting and teaches the user to actually market their business.

There are some other very famous MLM training packages out there, such as: Brilliant Compensation and Brilliant Exchange by Tim Sales, Duplication Nation by Randy Gage. Of course, these are just a few of the more well known training tools, but they each have their own unique perspective on what kind of skills you need to acquire in order to be successful.

So, go out there, invest in yourself and your network marketing business as you would a true profession. After all, that is the whole point of the training, achieving success, right?

Kurt Henninger

Kurt Henninger is a successful network marketer who helps others create their own version of true wealth online. Get your free 7-day cutting edge Network Marketing Training series to help you generate leads for free at:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

3 Simple Steps to Re-Wire Negative Thinking

Over the years, I have noticed that some of the most common, most painful, and most challenging blocks stem from thinking patterns. Often, it's not our outside circumstances, our luck, our families or our businesses that keep us stuck. Instead, what tends to hold us back and hurt us the most comes from deep inside - from our ways, in fact our patterns, of negative thinking.

When a negative thinking pattern gets activated, outside circumstance and rationale fade away, and those judgment-based, guilt-laden, chaos-seeking inner voices take over to color reality.

Some of the most popular examples of negative thinking patterns include:

· You have way fewer clients scheduled for the week than you'd like, and you say to yourself: "I just don't have the ability to be successful"

· You're having trouble getting interviews for a new job, and think: "I'll be stuck in this job forever"

· You go on a less-than-perfect first date and then decide: "I'll never fall in love with the right person"

· Your project is moving very slowly, so you conclude: "It's impossible for me to get ahead"

These negative thoughts all have something important in common: They are created around a story that is an absolute truth about the future. Using words like "never" or "always" are good clues that you have become stuck in absolute negatives. For example: "This will never happen"; or "Things will always be this way".

If you are someone who experiences negative thinking, you know how damaging and painful thoughts like these can be. And, the most dangerous part is that they can project you on a cycle that leads you on a downward spiral to being stuck and in pain. I call this The Wheel of Negativity. Here's what it looks like:

  • You create a negative thought →

  • You cling so tightly to this thought that you passionately collect evidence from the outside world to uphold it at any cost →

  • You become so mired in the thought and the evidence you've collected that you become unable to identify all of the positive aspects of your situation →

  • You feel stuck so you act stuck; you don't take any action to change your situation or you take a fear-based action→

  • Being stuck leads you to create more negative thoughts

  • The more you allow your negative thinking patterns to become activated, the more they become habit. They become your comfort zone and your first response to a situation. Without managing and transforming them, your negative thoughts run the danger of becoming part and parcel of your daily life.

    How often do you negative thoughts arise?
    What is the effect that they have had on your life and your attitude, your ability to really enjoy yourself?

    You CAN break the habit of your negative thinking patterns and turn them around. Here is a simple and tested 3-step process I developed for shifting from those negative thoughts to positive ones that encourage a joyful experience of life!:

    1) Isolate and Track Your Negative Thoughts: So often, we move through our days without even being aware the damage that our negative thinking patterns are doing. You can make a lot of progress by simply training your mind acknowledge them. The more that you can see your negative thoughts, the more you will bring them out of your blind-spot where they can do the most damage. Becoming a detective around your negative thoughts will allow you to see them much more clearly, then giving you the freedom and choice to change them. A great tool is to keep a log of all the negative thoughts that come up for you in a 24-hour period, including:

    1. the date and time
    2. the negative thought you had (I'll never make enough money, or I'll never live in a place that I love or I'll be stuck in this job forever)
    3. any details that seem important: if you had that thought while comparing yourself to a specific person, while visiting family, while working, when you are tired or hungry

    2) Create an Action-Based Alternative Thought for Yourself: This is where the "re-wiring" comes in to play. Once you are aware of your negative thoughts and how they function, you then have the freedom to create new, positive propelling thoughts for yourself. For each of the negative thoughts on your log, write down a replacement goal along with a concrete baby action step that will help reach your goal. Here are some examples:

  • I'll never make enough money → I want to earn more money than I do right now; I will reach out to 5 new potential clients each week

  • I'll never live in a place that I love → I want to improve my living conditions; I will look into fixing up my apartment or what else is on the market right now

  • I'll be stuck in this job forever → I would like a job that fulfills me; I will revise my resume so that I can attract a position that really makes my heart sing

  • 3) Have a Gratitude Attitude: This is the final step to re-wiring negativity, and it's a crucial one. Remember to acknowledge all of the things that are going right! You'll be amazed at what a shift in your thinking that can make!

    Following these three easy steps will move you well on your way to freeing yourself from the negative thinking patterns that keep you stuck, and propel you onto the road of realizing and achieving your goals!

    Author's Bio
    I believe with every fiber in my being that women have the power to transform the world. Because of this, I coach busy women who are looking to nourish their creativity and take their lives to the next level. I partner with my clients to create vitality, passion, and fulfillment in their lives. These women are often already doing or are ready to embark on projects that will launch them out into the world to have a voice, create inspiration, and take action. I support every woman I work with in being as BIG as she can be.

    That's one of my personal missions! To read more about me and what I do please visit

    Chris Keenan

    Tuesday, July 07, 2009

    Do You Have Paralysis by Analysis Symptoms?

    Note: Here is a great article by Zack Miller. If you are considering a home business, this is a must article to read first. Thanks Zack!


    Sit back and let’s take a walk back in history. Let’s examine some of our history’s greatest scientists, inventors and manufacturers. What type of men were they? Were they the type of people to just dabble in their work? Did they sit around and plan to plan their plan’s of attack? No, for if they did, Henry Ford would have never build a car and manufactured it. Thomas Edison would have never invented the filament for the light bulb or the Edi phone. Benjamin Franklin would have never discovered electricity and the list goes on. Now I am sure someone would have invented and discovered these things some where down the road. However these men are know through out the United States and even the world. They were some of the wealthiest people in that day and age.

    These men were not lazy. They were driven scientists, inventors and pioneers of there time. However, not every researcher is an expert inventor, or cutting edge pioneer. The Academic Community is filled with researchers that conduct research which never get farther than their blueprints and the lab doors. That’s not the case with every researcher. A small amount does what to free the world with cures and inventions. However the majority of researchers do get caught up in the analysis by paralysis. They become victims to the mundane day after day of busy work. Unfortunately, they can never break free from it and never advance in their careers.

    Business people are not immune to this factor either. They on the other hand will start doing research for something that they are interested in getting involved in. This is where analysis by paralysis will set in. They will get so consumed by their research of understanding how they can work it. They will start reading more and more, clicking here on a website and there on another website. Then before they know it they are way off topic and have information overload. They feel the business of researching is helping them move forward in achieving their goals, but it’s not. Three months go by and the research becomes the end, instead of a means to an end.

    This repeatedly happens to the new entrepreneurs who want to start a work from home business. Online internet business opportunities are becoming more and more popular these days. However most fall prey to the analysis by paralysis, few ever get started and take the necessary actions for success. The research piles up, but nothing ever changes. And nothing ever improves. The people that do take action become the veteran entrepreneurs. The ones making the big buck, living their lives the way they want. Driving nice cars and living in beautiful home. Doing want they feel like doing stress free for the rest of their lives.

    If you're thinking about becoming an internet entrepreneur, yes of course you will want to do your due-diligents. Make sure you find a system that works and is right for you. But don't stop there. You have to take decisive action as well. Remember, do one positive action a day for your business and in ninety days. You will definitely have your business on the right track. Sometimes moving forward requires a leap of faith. Don’t be scared to fail. Just make sure you are failing forward. If you know that there are problems in your life that need to be solved, don’t be that person that wants to rationalize and self-justify them. You want to be the person that, Takes Action.

    Author's Bio
    Zack Miller is a business coach and mentor that assists serious entrepreneurs in building a profitable online business with multiple incomes streams. Zack and his team have assisted hundreds of people in generating profits that exceed $250K or more in their first year. For more information and to contact Zack, CLICK HERE

    Posted by Christopher Keenan

    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Are You Ignoring 80% Of Your Market?
    Why You Should Be Reaching Out Across The Globe!

    Did you know that by mid-year of 2008, the worldwide number of Internet users had grown to more than 1.46 BILLION people, with the total amount spent online estimated to grow to $263 billion by 2010 from $170 billion last year!?

    With those figures in mind, consider that although the U.S. led the pack as of July '08 for the percentage of its population online (73.6%), that number still constitutes only 17% (and shrinking) of Web surfers worldwide—a fairly small segment of online users!

    The true current and future online growth is and will be in the world's most populous countries, such as China, India, Brazil, Russia and Indonesia. In fact, the Asian continent ranks first worldwide for the number of Internet users—578 MILLION and growing. Moreover, since 2000, Africa and the Middle East have witnessed what can only be described as a phenomenal increase of online users: a cumulative, eight-year 1,031.2 % and 1,176.8 % growth rate, respectively!

    Make no mistake about it: China, India, and these other rising economic powerhouses around the globe represent a HUGE POTENTIAL for every home-business owner. MASSIVE developments in technology, improvements in standards of living, and increasing disposable income are opening the floodgates to a vast array of virtually untapped business possibilities.

    That said, it's important to realize that this trend represents MUCH MORE than an interesting sideline marketing strategy for your business. Ignore this burgeoning source of increasing profits, networks, team members, prospects, and resources, and you do so at your own peril. If the U.S. is still your sole online market and source for customers, prospects, and team members, you're GREATLY limiting your reach...AND your profits. After all, what business owner would willingly turn away 80% of the possible customers coming into his store? Answer: The kind of owner who won't be in business much longer!

    Fortunately, the worldwide growth and reach of the Internet has leveled the international playing field for the small-business owner. Home-based entrepreneurs no longer have to leave international markets to the "bigger" companies and enterprises with deep pockets.

    Additionally, you can find a plethora of budget-friendly resources online to help you reach across the globe to prospects, customers, and team members in other countries. Pay-per-click pricing for the popular Google Adwords service and other PPC search engines has risen dramatically for U.S.-targeted advertising. However, many offer country-specific search engines and PPC ad opportunities—often for a fraction of the cost!

    Take a few moments now and check out these Websites. They'll make a great starting point for planning your international business focus:

    • Google International

      • Adwords: Regional and Local Targeting —Target your PPC ads to appear only in specific country, region, or city searches. This allows your ads to appear only for people searching for results in regional areas you choose.

      • Looking for good online advertising sources in a specific country? Try this Google search page. Simply enter the country in which you want to limit your search results, enter your keyword (i.e., online ads, classifieds, etc.), and click the Google Search button.

      • To find a Google search engine for a specific country, click HERE, then scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    • Yahoo! Search Marketing (formerly Overture): International— A nice overview for using Yahoo!'s PPC offering to reach the world.

    • International Search Engine Directory—A list of search engines per country. A great place to start for finding country-specific ad sources.

    • Search Engine Watch: Pay-Per-Click Search Engines—Get information on major PPC search engines, second-tier PPC players, and more.

    Start developing your international focus today. Don't make the mistake of ignoring 80% of your potential market—you can bet your competition won't!


    Statistical Resources:

    Internet World Stats - INTERNET USAGE STATISTICS, The Internet Big Picture, World Internet Users and Population Stats

    Computer Industry Almanac - Worldwide Internet Users Top 1 Billion in 2005. USA Reach Nearly 200M Internet Users.

    Posted By Chris Keenan
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    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Has Google A New - 50 Penalty?

    Webmasters in an online webmaster forum observed an anomaly in Google's results that might indicate a new Google penalty. Which websites have been penalized and could this affect your own website?

    Google penalty

    What has happened?

    Many webmasters reported that their websites lost all of their top positions on Google and dropped to position 50 and below.

    The problem is that the usual metrics shows that the websites are okay. For example, one of the websites was older than two years, the inbound links did not change and the Google PageRank in Google's toolbar also did not change. Another penalized website was older than 10 years.

    Why have these websites been penalized?

    There were several theories in the forum thread:

    1. Spam on another websites

    One theory was that the websites could have been penalized because the webmaster used spammy methods on another of his domains.

    Even if your websites are not linked, Google can still know that you are the owner of both websites. They have several ways to find this out, including WHOIS information and Google accounts.

    2. Links to spammy websites

    Your website might link to spammy websites even if you don't want to do that. Website widgets, counters and other plugins sometimes put invisible links to other sites on your website.

    The server might have also been hacked and there could be a link that you don't want on your website. (Editor's note: You can find a link checker in IBP: Tools > Broken link checker).

    3. Paid links from .edu domains

    A theory that looks very likely was the use of paid links from .edu domains. It seems that there are many hacked .edu servers that host websites on which these links can appear.

    Paid links from other sites might also cause problems. If paid links from .edu pages really can cause a ranking drop then this would enable your competitors to harm your website by purchasing these links for your website.

    What should you do now?

    We think that it's likely that Google is working on its paid link filters and that paid links from .edu domains and other sites are the reason for the problems.

    Stay away from paid links. Google doesn't like them and chances are that your website will get problems if you use them. Better focus on high quality organic links.

    Sunday, June 07, 2009

    How To Create Trust For High Google Rankings

    Trust is a major factor in Google's ranking algorithm. Some websites can get high rankings on Google for nearly any content they publish while other websites cannot get high rankings at all although they have optimized web page content.

    A high trust level is crucial if you want to get high Google rankings

    The reason why some websites do better than others is trust. Some websites have managed to reach a very high trust level with Google. That helps them to get higher rankings on search engines than you do.

    Google doesn't want to list spam sites in the search results. For that reason, it is important to show Google that your website is for real, that you're not a spammer and that you plan to stay in business for a long time.


    Here are some things you can do to show Google's algorithm that it can trust your website.

    1. Things you should consider about your domain name

    The age of a domain is important to Google. When you start a new online business, consider buying an old domain name if a suitable name is available.

    If you start with a new domain, buy it with a renewal period of two years and more. You show Google that your domain is not a throwaway domain by doing so.

    Check your WHOIS records and make sure that the contact information is correct. Do not use exotic top level domains. If you are in the USA, use .com, .net or .org. If you're in another country, use the official top level domain of your country.

    Don't overuse hyphens in your URL. For example, might look spammy.

    2. Things you should consider about your website content

    Make your contact information easy to find on your website. List a full address and not only your email address on your website. The more information about your company can be found on your website, the more likely it is that it will be considered a real business.

    Your website should have a privacy policy and terms and conditions (if applicable). Both should be linked from your sitemap.

    Don't use doorway pages. They annoy search engine spiders and website visitors. Doorway pages are a clear indicator of a low quality website.

    If possible, keep the HTML code of your web pages below 100 KB so that search engine spiders can crawl it easily. Regularly update your web pages to show Google that your website is alive.

    3. Things you should consider about your links

    Do not participate in automated linking schemes. If your website gets 2000 inbound links on a single day then Google might think that you try to game the algorithm with a link system.

    The links to your website should contain your keywords but they should not all contain exactly the same link text. If all links to your website used exactly the same link text then this would be a red flag for Google.

    Do not use paid links. Google does not like paid links and they might penalize your website if use them.

    If Google trusts your website then it will be much easier to get high rankings. Of course, your website still needs optimized web page content and good inbound links. IBP can help you to get both.

    Thursday, June 04, 2009

    Microsoft's new search engine Bing

    Microsoft's Bing search engine has just become publicly available, allowing you to decide whether Microsoft's latest effort has the goods to take on Google. Bing is available at and replaces Live Search.

    Bing Search

    Microsoft is expected to spend $80 million to $100 million on Bing marketing which would be a nice hedge against Yahoo! because Bing will most likely take market share from Yahoo!.

    Whether Bing ultimately succeeds or not, it will push Google to keep innovating search, and the new pay per click competition will ensure that Google doesn't get too greedy.

    How is Bing different from Google?

    Bing is not dramatically different from Google, but some people have found its results stronger. There are some visible changes:

    • Bing shows a preview of the web pages in the search results when you hover your mouse pointer at the right side of the search results.

    • Bing displays fewer results if it is certain that it has understood your intent. The search for "Facebook", for example, brings up just one result linking to the site itself.

    • Some search results are divided into categories. For example, if you search for the popular musician "Justin Timberlake", you'll get results in the categories news, songs, movies, biography, wallpaper and downloads. In addition, the search results show images, videos and the popularity of the musician.

    • Wikipedia searches can be displayed inline in the search results without leaving the Bing site by clicking the "Enhanced view" link.

    • Bing features a different background image every day. The image contains special hidden hotspots that lead you to more information (soon advertising?) about the image.

    • Despite the background image, Bing's homepage loads very quickly in your web browser because the search box and logo load first. You can turn off the background image.

    • Bing's video search lets you watch videos without leaving the search engine.

    • Bing offers specific health, shopping and travel search engines, as well as instant answers to travel searches. For instance, the search "Vegas hotels" displays a selection of hotels in Las Vegas, including hotel stars and prices.

    • Bing's search history lets you return to your most recent searches of the last two days. This feature can be turned off to protect your privacy.

    • Some of Google's features are missing, for example, Bing doesn't seem to recognize misspellings and returns no results in these cases.
    Posted by Chris Keenan

    Tuesday, June 02, 2009

    Sunday, May 24, 2009

    Network Marketing is a business model that incorporates the concept of buying high quality products from people that you know, like, and trust. Products are shipped from the manufacturer to the customer, and the only middle part of that is a distributor representing the network marketing company. There are no wholesalers, or advertising agencies, or any other entity in between. The concept of network marketing is for the distributor to connect with the customer in order to personally explain the value of the brand, the difference in quality of the products, and why buying from this brand will produce better results for the customer.

    Highly regarded businessmen Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki believe in network marketing, especially for home-based and small business owners, and teamed up to write a book about it, “Why We Want You To Be Rich.” That being said, there are companies that have tarnished the reputation of network marketing by operating in underhanded or devious ways. Most of these companies do not last long, and many times there was not a reputable product to sustain the company. Unless there is a solid foundation of products that people want to buy, and even refer to others because of the benefits they receive, a network marketing company can not survive, much less flourish.

    Network marketing was introduced to the world a very long time ago. I know that it is at least 53 years ago when my primary business launched under this business structure. People who are part of our brand believe that they pioneered the business model and are proud of it. Network marketers are business owners. It is their job to find customers and introduce them to products that are superior to those found in stores. If any of those customers want to have a home-based business of their own, it is the network marketer’s job to help them get started and provide support and leadership. Even though the network marketer takes on many hats in their business, they are not alone. Most parent companies provide training, support materials, all kinds of tools and services including home office staff. Upline business leaders help everyone in their group, and in general an unlimited amount of assistance is available.

    The opportunity to earn income is unlimited in network marketing. A business owner can work under the premise that the sky is the limit in regard to how many people they introduce to their products, their business, the benefits and solutions that their products provide. They enjoy support while they are in charge of their own business. It is the best of both worlds because they are independent and yet they are not alone. Some feel that network marketing is the very best business model in the world today.

    The internet has transformed network marketing companies. In the past, distributors would stock products and sell out of their homes or small businesses. Now, customers can order direct online, or by phone, and have products shipped from the company direct to the consumer. This saves a tremendous amount of time, inventory money, and offers the opportunity to use business time to reach more customers or spend more time educating customers on the value of the products. The internet also allows the opportunity to have a global business, connecting with people and business all over the world.

    There are as many compensation programs in network marketing as there are companies, almost. It is worth the time and effort to compare income structures because there are vast differences involved. You might find one company that will pay out up to 50% while another company may limit earnings to as little as 10%. Product is as important as income. It is also worth the time and effort to research the company’s products, their value, the potential to find customers interested in buying, the market trends, and length of time the company has been in business. Another factor that interests potential consumers is that high quality products from companies with long-term legacies of success will have a guarantee established because the brand is confident in the performance of the products.

    It may seem like there is a lot to consider when making the decision to join a network marketing company. It is more than worth your time invested, especially when you consider that for every successful home business network marketer, there is at least one that became associated with a failed company and may have lost both money and time that they can never get back. 53 years is the longest track record you will find in network marketing. A company that has a 53 year legacy of success, and is growing in distributors and expanding around the world, can offer a fantastic opportunity for a new network marketer. When the company’s products are in five major growth trends for the next ten years, it is not too late to get started. It is the perfect time to join and build the income of your dreams.

    I invite you to learn what you can about network marketing. See if you agree with the folks that consider this business model one that anybody can use to earn income and build a significant business. Think about the lives that you can impact with both the products and the ability to refer the business opportunity as well. Consider the time freedom and financial security that you can enjoy when you are in charge of your personal and financial destiny. In 2009, the best network marketing companies have laid the foundation for you to not only get started and grow quickly, but also earn income right away. There is a definite need for immediate income and you can find companies that recognize this and have implemented programs to deliver that money immediately.

    What I like best about the network marketing business model and the products that come from these companies is the personal communication involved and how unique and effective the products work. In today’s world, you often feel like a number ‘out there’ and it is hard to connect with a ‘live person’ to get help. And I know that I have purchased products, of all kinds, that simply do not live up to what they should. It is disappointing and you feel robbed of your hard earned money. With network marketing, that is different. There are people that you know, like, and trust behind the products and the business opportunity. They will answer your questions, and refer you to what can provide the solutions and results you seek. I prefer to use products from network marketing companies, whether that be nutrition, personal care products, home care products, computer products, or internet services. And it makes me feel good as a network marketer to offer this kind of value and service.

    Posted by Chris Keenan

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    Ten Things That You Should Know About Search Engine Optimization

    Search engine optimization is not difficult if you understand the basic concepts. If you know what to do, your website will get the best possible rankings on Google and other important search engines.

    Light bulbThe following list will help you to better understand SEO or to explain SEO to your clients:

    Four things you should know about link building

    1. Inbound links are very important

      The more websites link to your site, the easier it will be to get high rankings on Google. Google considers links to your site as votes for your site. The more votes your website has, the better your rankings will be.

      If more pages link to the website of your competitor, then it is likely that your competitor will get better rankings than you on Google.

    2. It is important to get the right links

      In addition to the number of links to your website, Google also considers the quality of the links. Links from unrelated websites won't help your search engine rankings as much as links from related websites that deal with a similar topic as your website.

      A link from a trusted website that itself has many links pointing to it will help your search engine rankings more than a link from a website with few inbound links.

    3. It is important to keep on link building

      Many of your competitors will continue to work on their links. If you don't keep on working on your links, your competitors will pass you in the search engine results sooner or later.

    4. Google doesn't like paid links

      Google considers links to your site as editorial votes for its quality. A paid link is not editorial. Google's anti-spam team has asked webmasters to report paid links. If your competitors report your paid links, Google might penalize your website.

    Three things you should know about web page optimization

    1. Search engines rank single pages in the search results

      You should optimize a single page of your website for a single search term. Do not optimize the same page for more than one search term. It is much better if a web page is highly relevant to one search term than somewhat relevant to many search terms.

    2. Google considers all pages of your website

      Although only a single page of your website will be listed in Google's search results for a search term, Google will consider all pages of your website. If you optimize different pages of your website for different keywords that are all related to a certain topic, then Google will think that your website is relevant to this topic and it will be easier to get high rankings for your keywords.

    3. Optimized web page content and inbound links work hand-in-hand

      If your website has both optimized content and good inbound links then it will be much easier to get high rankings on Google.

      A web page that has been optimized for the search term "green widgets" and that has many links from other web pages that use the term "green widgets" as the link text is much more likely to get a top ranking on Google than a page that only has the inbound links or the optimized content.

    Three things you should know about the technical aspects of your website

    1. Redirects can cause problems

      Web page redirects have been used by spammers in the past. That is why search engines don't like it much. A 301 redirect is the only server side redirect that search engines interpret as a permanent redirect.

      All other redirects (except for a meta refresh redirect in some cases) don't pass the links from the old page to the new page and they might even be interpreted as a spamming attempt.

    2. Search engines don't like duplicate content

      Google wants to list only one copy of a piece of content in the search results. If your web page contains the same content as another page on the web then Google will pick one version of the content for their search results.

      Google considers exact copies and near copies as duplicate content. Website navigation and boilerplate are usually ignored. Google compares your page's unique content with other pages and if it has a certain similarity to another page than it is considered a duplicate.

    3. You can create duplicate content by mistake

      Technically, the URLs, and can contain different content. That is why search engines treat them as separate pages.

      Only link to one version of these URLs. Otherwise, the other versions might be duplicates of the other.

    SEO is not a black art. If you do the right things in the right order then you will get the best possible rankings on Google and other important search engines.

    Your website must have optimized content and high quality backlinks from other websites. Our popular website promotion tool IBP helps you to get both.

    Friday, February 27, 2009

    Jack Canfield: Merging Business and Spiritual Principles for Success
    January 11, 2009 by Susan Hanshaw

    Last weekend I went out in search of a book that could set me into the new year with an inspired focus on the unlimited possibilities that I know are true for all of our lives. I came home with Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. The title perfectly expressed what I was looking for.

    Fifty seven pages into the read, the book has surpassed what I set out to receive. It’s not that the principles that Jack Canfield writes about are new, it’s that his ideas are a rare mix of spirituality and business. They’re grounded in practicality and yet they speak to the soul. He reminds me that it’s possible to achieve your dreams, but first you need to get in touch with those dreams, break them down into goals, and above anything else, believe in your ability to bring your dreams to life.

    I sat down to do a couple of different exercises, and it blew me away to discover just how vague I am about what I really want from my life. How can I focus on building the life of my dreams if I haven’t focused on what my dreams clearly look like?

    Jack Canfield has left me with a number of gems so far:

    Believing in yourself is essential to success. If you can’t believe in your ability to succeed with something, ask yourself why not? Identify what you need to do to feel confident about your ability to succeed and do it.

    Get clear on your vision and create very specific goals. The more definition you place on what you want to achieve, the better equipped your mind is to support the building.
    Make a habit of focusing on what you want to create through visualization and mental review of your goals. Keep your visions and the energy that supports them engaged and fully alive. Review your goals several times a day.

    Carry a written description of your most important goal with you. Make it a part of your life by reviewing it constantly.

    If you haven’t already, take the time to create a vision of your ideal life, and break that vision into specific goals. You can never be too clear on what you want to create.

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    Posted By Chris Keenan

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    What is Multi-Level Marketing?

    I'm sure that everyone reading this article has heard of McDonalds. It is a hamburger franchise that was started by Ray Kroc in the 1950's. This "franchise" was the precursor to "multi-level marketing.

    Ray Kroc opened numerous restaurants throughout the world called "franchising". A franchise was someone that purchased a restaurant from him, and was then taught to "duplicate" the efforts of Ray Kroc and what his restaurants represented.

    Ray paid these people handsomely for running the businesses for him, but in fact, these people actually "owned" the businesses he gave them to run. Ray Kroc simply took a small percentage of the income produced by these "franchises" and gave the rest of the income to the "owners". He even went out of his way to train them on how to run a business. When that business was trained, he opened another restaurant and did the same with them.

    He then continued to duplicate his efforts around the world, which popularly became known as "franchising". After opening numerous restaurants, small amounts of income from all of these restaurants produced a huge income for Ray Kroc.

    How does Internet marketing or "multi-level" marketing relate to this? Well. In the case of Ray Kroc, only he was allowed to expand his network. In multi-level marketing, individual business owners can expand their own network. This is exactly what happens in today's "Internet Marketing" boom!

    In order to make more income; you must be able to expand your business opportunity and /or products to many locations around the world. Franchising and Internet Marketing are your two best bets. Both work well, and both are highly recommended. If you have lots of capital, go with franchising, but if not, look seriously into Network Marketing. They are your two best bets for success.

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    Monday, January 05, 2009