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If you clicked above, you now have your first website! That was not difficult, was it? What if I said “you can have 2 of these websites FREE? Oh, My, she must be a looney tune. Not true. I have built my business from these same humble beginnings. I can ‘tongue in cheek’ as well as actually make you a promise: When you have read this post, and you want to claim your 2 FREE websites, I can make that happen.

First – Let’s start with the How & Why of building a website. Specifically why YOU need one. We will delve into what ensures a successful website – Inclusions and Exclusions.

Website Construction


In order for a website to promote your business, It must have two vital components.

1. A Domain name.

This is your website’s name. My domain here is http://AgeAdjuster.com.  In this case, I own this name and it may not be used by anyone else. The same is true for you when you name your site YOURNAME.siterubix.com.

2. A hosting platform.

Each website must be hosted – that is housed on a large server which is private or public. The server is

WordPress Websites

the connection to the world-wide web (the internet). Some companies charge a lot of money to host your website. Not here. The siterubix domain is hosted by WordPress, one of the world’s largest hosting platforms.

So…. To continue after you select your website name and it is hosted, you will need to address several areas as part of the support for your website.  It is essential that your website is secure, current, reliable, backed-up regularly and ready to support your online passion for business.

What are these necessary areas that must be in place?


  • Site layout and design – A theme that describes and enhances your offerings
  • Site back up – Off site secure backup to protect against unforeseen issues
  • Content development – Enhancements for font size, images and look & feel of your site
  • Email, social media and other interactive plugins – Leverage contact with your audience
  • Site health checker – An automated site crawler to make sure all links work, content is fresh, etc.
  • Security – Protection against hackers

These are required for any successful website. And…. they all cost money. This is an area requiring caution. Several companies lure you in with a very low cost but once you add the features the cost accelerates rapidly. You can pay around $200 per month for security alone. Adding the other required pieces and you will find yourself paying a huge monthly billing. May I please repeat myself, RELAX. When I said free at the start I meant FREE.

Why do YOU need a website?


The world of business demands online presence to succeed. “Just Google it” is a common phrase among people in this fast moving 2017 world. People go online to locate, check reviews, check availability and costs before purchasing services or products. And… the eventual purchase is usually conducted online as well.

And that is just the start – Online shopping is changing also! The proliferation of mobile devices has revolutionized online shopping. Most purchases are now conducted using the customer’s cell phone. What does that mean to you? I means your website must be optimized to work well on all mobile devices. This is not supported automatically by many of the providers. Mobile optimization is a whole new level of computer code supporting the webpages.   This is not to say, your site must be friendly for the laptop, desktop and giant monitors in use as well. We are fortunate! Our host, WordPress optimizes all websites so we are ready for mobile traffic the moment we set them up.

Any business is built on the principle of solving a problem or providing a solution, whether it is on or offline. A business website should be no different. People come to a website because they have a need or want advice on a particular issue. If you can build a website that caters to that need or provides that advice then people will trust in your site and will be influenced by the advice that your site gives them.

What does a successful website contain?


This depends on your business venture. If you are a retail store-front showing a catalog of items, the website is simply an online store front. However, if you are offering advice, service, recommendations, reviews and competition, your website must focus on these two items:

  1. Clear focus and expertise in a niche target market.

What is a niche target market? A niche is a single area of focus. For Example, weight-loss for women. While this may appear narrow and without the reach to build a large business, it is actually a market that easily expands into food, cooking, supplements, clothing, exercise, and all the elements that surround those expansions.

Notice I did not recommend the health industry. That is too broad. Health affects everyone in our world; we would be trying to do something for everyone. Your website would never be noticed. However, by choosing a specific area within health you are targeting a particular segment of people.

I have a website specifically related to Aging. We are all aging and some are more affected than others. If starts to become noticeable at around age 40 if steps have not been taken to minimize the effects. That is where my term Age Adjuster originated. I am 77 years old chronologically, but my metabolic age is 52. So, reducing the effects of Aging is an area I know and want to help others gain the upper hand.  I can use my site to become an authority, share experts’ discussions as well as vet chosen products.

Your customers are looking for sound content. Google ranks your website based on its content. Content is Essential – it Reigns. It is only through quality content that you establish yourself as an authority within your chosen niche. Without pertinent, clear, useful content your site will not be used. It joins billions of floating text in cyber space.

This may cause a little trepidation on your part. Do not go there. You do not have to be an accomplished writer to publish quality content. Please remember your passion, your dream and your interest. Your chosen niche does not have to be an area you are an instant expert. It just needs to be compelling to you to do due diligence – search, study, write and publish. Creating content is you talking about those things. In my example, earlier, regarding my niche on Aging, I write about things I have experienced. People who visit my site are looking for help, insight, and solutions. What do I gain? I gain more authority and credibility.

Content and Search Engines


All content is reviewed by search engines. Their software ‘crawls’ all over the content searching for common ground, attraction factors to searchers, plagiarism or attempts to fill the content with keywords but lacking continuity or value. To succeed your website must rank high within the search engines including google, bing and yahoo. As stated above, the key to rankings is quality content. Search engines are looking at how you engage your viewers, how they react, their comments and how long they stay on each visit. Your focus is on Your niche and your customers are seeking your expertise.

The result of your efforts from the search engine point of view is, your site is an authority site in your niche. Their response is to move your website identification to the first pages seen by your customers.  That is rank your site very high when anyone does a search looking for what you are expressing.

Content is King “Bill Gates”

Once your website ranks high within the search engines algorithms, you have reached a level of authority within your niche market. The search engines will consistently direct viewers to your page as it will post on the first view following their search. Your contents goal is to provide our viewers with advice, solutions, and information they are seeking. As they delve into your presented knowledge, you gain credibility and the viewers are confident and purchase your products or services.

Successful websites do NOT…..


  • Try to be all things to all people – as stated early in this post, chose and focus on a niche market. For details on determining Your niche, I have embedded a teaching link here.
  • Be seen as spam – careful selection and good judgment surround your choices of advertisements placed on your website pages and posts. I personally do not like sites that are too busy, have moving parts or flash. I prefer to deal with a subject and promote products and services that relate directly to that specific topic. I treasure my reputation and will not damage it with shameful or inaccurate advertisements. By the way, the search engines also will NOT rank you if they determine you are not providing content, just advertisements. So… advertising products via your personal quality product review will result in increased sales
  • Plagiarize – as discussed above, your content must be original and written by you or your hired writer. It must reflect your research, your thoughts, and your commitments. Your original content must engage your readers. At the risk of redundancy – do not copy and paste from another’s site, from a book or magazine or from a webinar without permission. Not only will this reduce your rankings, you will not be seen or respected as the authority. The search engine will know and you may be brought up on legal charges.

Sounds good – How do I build a successful website?


Your training can begin here and now! You, literally, can build a website in 5 minutes. The training is offered 24/7 via pre-recorded videos with activities following each teaching. At the tend of each teaching (10 in all for the first section), you will move your website into being recognized by google, determine your niche, select a name that reflects your purpose, select a theme to represent you and oh, so much more. Start here, sign in, name and email only. No credit card required. Take the training. Your only investment is your time. You will find the training to be university level training by experts, the tasks very doable and help as needed and such joy in seeing your first website up and available on the world wide web. Your two free websites are only the beginning of an exciting adventure with the world’s largest host, the best in the business and a whole community worldwide for support. By signing up today you will be an official member of the Wealthy Affiliate ‘club’. In addition to the 2 free websites, you will immediately have access at no extra cost to:

  1. A step by step beginners training program – robust enough to intrigue the professionals also
  2. Online available classrooms with Tutorials and Video walkthroughs
  3. Two fully equipped websites with your selected theme; ready for business
  4. Secure hosting
  5. Worldwide Community willing and available 24/7 to help and support
  6. Live chat providing instant support and encouragement
  7. A spam free environment
  8. My one on one support if and when required

All this at NO COST whatsoever. At the end of this post, you will find a very useful chart. This outlines the maximum investment, no up charges ever, to have up to 50 websites should you desire.  For your first 7 days, you will have access to all the information, help and support that you need to build your very own successful website. I have written a post on Wealthy Affiliate. It is a review and available here for your additional research.

Thank you for reading my post. Do you remember my promise? To get started and build your two FREE websites, type the name you want for your website (you can change it later). Click the blue button.

 

As always, I sincerely thank you for your interest. I am thrilled to help if I can. Please leave a comment below.

What is an Affiliate Program?

What is an Affiliate Program?

Affiliate Marketing – Key to Success

As a Beginner, how do I make money with Affiliate Programs?

Until about 3 months ago, I had never heard of Affiliate programs. I did follow several recipe blogs and the author would indicate she is using her favorite tool and the company rewards her for recommending it. But, I did not realize what it was.

Today, like being pregnant, everywhere I look I hear about affiliate marketing programs. LOL

My intention with this post is to enlighten you to the inner workings, the benefits and the challenges of affiliate marketing. You can make an intelligent informed decision if you want to join me in this adventure.

I need to tell you my impression of affiliate programs and this is backed up with data from several sources. I believe you must know and love the products you recommend. Now, this does limit your offerings but lets me know I am offering a genuine service and not just chasing the dollar.

However, let me stress that just because you love a product or service and the company selling it, you must do due diligence. We must research the merchant’s conversion rates. This ensures we are working as a team with the merchant – we advertise for them and they pay us a fair rate. Seeking the highest most valuable converting offers does not mean sacrificing who you are or your credibility.

My one-word Purpose is Passion. I believe our passion is revealed in our content through our sincerity. We will look at high value, high converting offers on high-quality sites to make our selections.

The Basics of All Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs are based on recommendations by the Publisher (you and me) posted on our websites. The customer sees the post, clicks on the provided link with the description and is transferred to the Merchant site for acquisition. Products need to be advertised to make them known to potential interested customers; thereby the company remains solvent o provide quality products and good customer service. Who are these players?

  1. Publisher (An individual like You & Me with an established indexed (via Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) website that is used to promote products that we have used, reviewed and are willing to recommend.
  2. Merchant (The company offering the products from the manufacturers. Some examples include Amazon, Wal*Mart, and Target). These Merchants offer a huge variety of products, gift cards, and registries.
  3. Customer (The World is shopping 24/7 on the internet). Frequently the Merchant will offer special pricing that we can share in our ads to increase customer awareness and spending.

What is the benefit for each player?

Publisher – We are paid a commission for sales and/or clicks. Several companies offer small remuneration to the publisher for customers clicking within their site.

Merchant – Increased sales due to generated new interest via the Publisher’s website.

Customer – Increased knowledge and availability of products that have a representation of reviews by third party persons.

How are we (Publishers) Paid?

The standard commission plan is also made up of three parts:

  1. Pay-per-sale – the affiliate (publisher) is paid when a customer arrives and purchases one or more products at a Merchant site. Some merchants pay a percentage of the sale while others pay a fixed amount.
  2. Pay-per-click – the merchant rewards the affiliate based on people (traffic) to their site. Each unique person clicking into the merchant site generates a small commission for the affiliate. No purchase is required for this type – we are paid for the click.
  3. Pay-per-lead – some merchants prefer to receive details of the potential customers viewing their site. There is usually a sign-up form which includes the customer name, email and occasionally a phone number. The merchant pays the affiliate for each customer who fills out the form and transmits it back to the company.

How the Program Works

These programs appear to be seamless as they are controlled via the merchant computer systems in the background. If you are an affiliate with your own website, you may contact the merchants and request to become an affiliate. Some, like Vitamix, limit the number of affiliates. But, most do not. Some will review your website to determine if you represent a publisher who is likely to move their products.

All affiliate generated activity is carefully tracked. The merchant assigns each publisher a unique Affiliate ID which is carried with each transaction by all customers who arrive via our publisher site. The customer activity including purchases is credited to the publisher during that transaction.

We may, as affiliates, review our data on the Merchant’s specific affiliate link area. All advertising or mention of the merchant in our blogs or ads carries our affiliate ID. Once the customer enters the merchant site, this ID identifies them as OUR customer

The Merchant’s create all advertiser material. We are able to create our own and have it authorized, but why add to the time and expense. Most merchants provide banners, squares and thumbprint sized advertisement with our affiliate ID already imbedded in the code. We need only to add the HTML code to our pages. The best use of these tools is to display them within your blog text so they enhance your details and not become a distraction. I personally do not use any moving ad inserts.

To determine which ads are generating the most traffic and revenue, we may research all the analytics. The Merchants, especially those that promote and track numerous companies offerings, have plug-ins to track all our traffic from EACH ad type.

Which Merchants’ Affiliate Program should I Choose?

The first recommendation is to stay within your niche. You may think this is too limiting, but I recommend one of Kyle’s teachings to explore where a single niche can take you. For example, a niche of painting with water-colors will obviously lead to brushes, canvas, etc. But, it also may lend itself to travel, hotels, clothing and relaxation techniques. The list is usually endless. If you have not selected your niche yet, I recommend a visit to “What is My Why” to discover your Why.

For this discussion, we will assume you have chosen your niche and have researched available companies (merchants) that are compatible and would make a good relationship. And… you know your competition. Another key ingredient is to have selected keywords (more teaching by Kyle) that are relevant and generating positive activity on Google. We are also assuming you have chosen the type of affiliate program you are interested in pursuing – per click, per purchase, etc. 

An area you may not have finalized before selection of merchants is their reputation. They must sell good products, have exceptional customer care, use wisdom in selecting mailing rates, have a defined and acceptable return policy and be known to pay their affiliates on time and with sound funds.

Commissions

You may think you should always choose the one who pays higher commissions.  Not true. If conversions are the same, then yes, maybe.  But, if they are not the same then do a little figuring.  Conversion techniques and associate rates may be complex. This is an area for further study.

Website

Just as you strive to make your website the most appealing and useful it can be, you are looking for merchant’s that create, update and maintain a great website. Make sure you can navigate easily and find what you’re looking for. Sometimes the site is so convoluted with details it makes it difficult to find the specific product. Plus, we really want our customers to be drawn to the merchant site on this visit as all purchases made on this visit are credited to us. Return visits are not linked to our affiliate ID.

As mentioned above, check out shipping and handling charges. Some merchants add expensive handling charges or are not well set up with shippers and the costs sore. I have heard of a person buying a 9.95 article only to pay $12.00 for shipping nd handling. Inexcusable in my book. Some will not only overcharge for shipping, but the delivery times are too slow to be useful to our customers. This practice hurts our customer and us. Make sure the website is overall inviting — you must comfortable buying from their site

Affiliate Link Staying Power

Are you familiar with cookies? Not chocolate chip but the variety that tracks computer activity and leaves a trail? Most of our customers leave cookies on. This means they can get back to a site easily and the site knows who they are. Cookie duration is a term used in the affiliate marketing arena to indicate how long a merchant site knows our customer if they should log back in using the same IP address (the location and ID of their computer). A 30-day cookie retention means when our customer clicks on the merchant link from our site, we will be paid commissions for all acquisitions for each visit during that 30 days. Some merchants offer 60 days and a very few do 90 days. These are difficult to find. Some like Amazon offer 24 hours ID retention. Determining their average order value is another indicator of a good choice for your comparisons.

One area I have run into that is troubling, is the unavailability of deep linking. I am an Associate for Univera and deep linking is an issue. I want to assist my customer’s access to the product directly for ease of shopping. If they chose to wander around on the site and buy additional items, that is a plus. But, to make them search for their purchase is unacceptable. This ability to direct them to a specific address within the merchant site is called deep linking.

Some Final Thoughts

This was clearly an introduction to affiliate marketing. I hope it enlightened you on how they function and how to select the best affiliate program for you. As I increase my knowledge and experience also with increased success, I will offer additional insight. Please visit my site often or subscribe to get alerts of new blogs!

Remember, the first thing to start your new career with income producing product recommendations is to build your website. I believe I have found the Best in the Business. Wealthy Affiliate offers a full-service platform, university level training, world-class support and a community of beginners to experts.

I have completed my personal review of Wealthy Affiliate and it is available for your access – here. Thank you for reading my blog; I hope you find a home here. I will personally help you in any way I am able.

 

Is Your LIFE Being Choked?

Is Your LIFE Being Choked?

We often forget to see what we are about. We are so busy earning a living to support ourselves and our family that we forget to see if we are happy. Are we doing what is best for us? I wrote a blog awhile back called Your Why. We explored WHY YOU want to be in business or not. Why you get up in the morning or evening and go to your job. Is it all about the income? Most likely not. But, would you like to do more, better, successfully?

We may not realize it but we may be choked – restricted to the ‘current situations’ without seeing a way out. A friend posted this video today for leaders. It is excellent and really identifies that many of us, as leaders, are “prone to move from one task to the next with mental speed and insightful clarity”. Even when we set goals and start implementing the Plan, we find “distractions, busyness, and just plain old bad habits have a way of gradually yet persistently working their way into our lives”. Soon we are ‘back to the old’, go to work, eat, sleep and forget about our passions, dreams, and goals. We often forget our hobbies and relationships too. My friend calls this “getting off purpose”.

Explore YOUR passions, report on them to family and friends, build a business around your passions and earn while having fun and doing meaningful things you enjoy.

“As leaders it is important that we get to the root of matters. Paying attention to the details while still seeing the big picture isn’t always easy. Even if you’re not very good at both, at least be aware of the importance of both to avoid getting blind-sided. Surround yourself with complementary talent and trusted advisors so you grasp a greater perspective and insight for an important matter. This will free you to do more of what you do best more profitably. No sense getting lost in the bushes and choked out of the beauty of how your business can bloom and grow”. ~ Kevin McCarthy

What is Your WHY? – Your Passion?

YOUR WHY

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What is an Age Adjuster? I believe we are not driven by our chronological age but by our LIVING AGE. I have experienced and subscribe to the theory that through science and technology we help create life-giving Purpose; Financial Freedom; Metabolic Makeovers; Opportunities to Serve others financially and emotionally; and provide building blocks to strengthen entire families. This is a place where Truth is spoken; Lives are being Blessed; and Passions, Dreams and Goals are achieved through Love, Trust, Commitment, Confidence and Growth. A Safe Place where YOU can find YOUR WHY!

Alert! Our DNA does NOT determine our success. I have, and you can, overcome obstacles from childhood, neighborhoods, schools, friends, enemies, bad business decisions, poor judgment, etc. etc. etc.  NOW is the time to make a choice to change the way you treat yourself: your health, your wealth and your purpose. Join Age Adjusters and Be Happy!

At Age Adjuster, the majority of our Culture is to Inspire Persons seeking their own way, Train in skills to improve Life at our Cellular Repair level, Bless Persons desiring to start their own online business, Help those suffering from Health issues and Strengthen Families. We seek methods and tools to redefine your life as far as you want. You will build Confidence and sheer happiness as you see your dreams being reached and you are positioned to help others find ways to fulfill their WHY.

How do you determine YOUR WHY?

Sometimes we wander through life aimlessly. We arise, work, eat and sleep. But, what is it that we really want? What makes us deliriously happy? To explore this phenomenon, we need to look at what happens when we face a significant crisis. Perhaps an illness, death in the family, distraught child or spouse, job loss, or another significant event that was not in your realm of consciousness.

If you are able to remember that event, you most likely experienced a tapping into reserves of energy, a power of purpose, a new surge of determination and courage you had not experienced. You KNEW YOUR mission. Your vision was clear.

Even if you had never before set goals, you found compelling ones. Were you seeing through a magnifying glass? You had never felt so focused, so energized or purposeful.  You knew you had to push forward, others were depending on you and you found a brand new exciting, in an unusual way, lease on life.

We may appear to ourselves and others that we are just survivors. Sometimes I hear men say “well, I work to put a roof over their heads and food in their bellies”; “what more do you want from me?”. They do not get it. We are ALL mammals, but not animals. Wild animals are designed to survive. Father God created us to crave more from life. On another blog page, I confront the issues surrounding addiction, the inside scope, the way out and the evil clinging to us. Today the rates of drug and alcohol abuse, depression and suicide, along with the growing reliance on antidepressant medications, is on an alarming upswing. Many of our military persons return from war-torn heartbreaking tours where they are abused and disillusioned. Grabbing ahold of a dream, a passion or goals seems to allude them.

The doomsday outlook crisis has not missed our working force. A look at our employee satisfaction statistics points to a crisis of purpose and meaning absent in most lives and job professions. This really drives the term coined in 2008 “The New Rich”. There is more money, more government support and less Freedom and contentment. Being rich is NOT a wealth issue, but a purpose driven life rich in Joy, Peace, reduced stress and earning an income doing what we enjoy. Working less, earning more and being our own boss. Solution: entrepreneurship!

German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said, ‘He who has a why can endure any how.’ Let’s get to know yours. I believe it is the 1st step to determine Who You are; What your goals are, What excites you; and how to achieve the life you will find Joy living. Indeed, only when you know your ‘why’ will you strive towards giving life your all. You will naturally stay motivated even when things seem a little out of balance. You willingly will move your life onto an entirely new, more challenging, and more rewarding trajectory.

One example is Tom Hale, BACKROADS,  who states  “My passion for bringing active travel experiences to more people has driven me over the last 35 years.”  Tom admits the first seven years of starting BACKROADS, he worked long hard hours for little return. Most entrepreneurs are NOT driven by money along. We all want to be clear on our passions and turn that into a life work that results in wealth as well.

How do we make that work for each of us?

This is not a one method, one answer serves all. You will have to do the work. You must ask yourself, what are my ‘happy places’, with whom do I enjoy exploring, how can I determine if I am happy. Years ago I did an exercise in a management class while working for the State of WA Department of Transportation Data Processing Software development section. Now this is a highly technical, black and white job. Little creativity needed and I loved it. But the exercise opened my eyes to a major problem. Try it: Draw a circle. Divide the circle into pie shapes using the following guidelines.

Allow a slice for:

  1. Time spent at your job
  2. Time spent exercising
  3. Time spent in quiet time praying and contemplating your life
  4. Time spent with friends
  5. Time spent with family
  6. Time spent commuting
  7. Time spent sleeping
  8. Time spent cooking or planning the meals
  9. Time spent working on the house
  10. Time spent on hobbies

I found this to be so disturbing, enlightening and life changing. I found my circle to be dominated by the time I spend working my job. That is working for someone else, without regard to my personal time, my happiness, my family and friends, my hobbies, etc. I found I did not know who I was!

This is certainly not the single answer to the question but it is one pathway for discovering your life’s purpose. From then on and even now, I ask myself at every turn, “Am I doing something I love”; “Am I finding happiness and a stress-free living doing this?” I used to volunteer for several organizations including serving on boards. I found the politics and demands on a volunteer to be out of my comfort zone. I admit, I am not a manager. I do not like to push people to do their job, to show up for work and to be committed.

The greatest news is once you discover who you are, what drives you, it is within easy access to help others. You suddenly have more energy, more compassion, more self-control and more drive without stress. You see what it is that YOU have to offer the world.  This is your opportunity to combine your unique talents, passions, compassion, and skillsets.

Ok, let’s look at a few questions to help you further define your Why – what you value most.

How will you know you appreciated and developed your life?

Sometimes we are not paying attention to where the focus we are adapting is coming from. The Bible says ‘to take every thought captive’. It is critical to capture each thought and make sure it lines up with what you want to have in your life – what Father God wants for you. We must stand for something. If not, we will easily fall for anything. When you decide how you want to measure your life you are taking a stand for something – living your life in alignment with your choice.

When we think of what is most important, it usually is not money. The important things in life are our families, friends, and community. Interestingly, your circle may have mimicked mine – most of your time goes to your job. In our improved world, we have a vision of vitality and prosperity extending to the world. The culture of humans as designed is rooted in caring — for Father God, for self, for nature, for the world and for the community.

Look around, you will see nearly all successful people celebrate with giving to their supported charity. The football players spend time in the hospitals cheering the young children on, giving time to them. They may share some wealth too but the children relish in the time given. One charity I am involved in, Univera Serve First®, is a public charity dedicated to providing nutritional support to impoverished children around the world. And… in case you are wondering, that includes our own United States of America. In fact, I participate as a volunteer every year in a 5K fun run to garner funds to help local food banks serve nutritious meals to their clientele.

Some have the opportunity to experience the giving first hand. But, most of us find true serving charities and give generously. It is a rewarding part of finding out who we are. In 1986 I traveled with my church to Poland. I have an account on my web page. Suffice to say, we brought needed supplies, musical instruments and support. It was a very rewarding trip with memories tucked away in my heart.

Let’s all live with purpose. Let’s focus on the items that matter most. We all can pursue our passions. Most are not able to abandon their regular salary but all can add a few hours per day to pursue their dreams. Moving into the realm of ‘being happy and satisfied’ does not eliminate the requirement to be responsible – paying off debt or providing for our families. The start is to find personal meaning while serving in your current job and find greater purpose through HOW you do your part. Remember attitude is a key element in success. A change in attitude to a positive will alter your outcome tremendously.

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

You may take on challenges that stretch you as much as they inspire you, but knowing your purpose provides the internal energy like a boat under power; it can handle any size wave if perpendicular to it. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you – there is little you cannot do when you have a clear purpose.

 

  1. When are you “In your Element”?

In The Element, Sir Ken Robinson says “our element is the point at which natural talent and skill meets personal passion”. When you are in your element, you are more productive, you add more value and you enjoy more personal and professional fulfillment. Listen up: that space is also when traditionally we all make the most money!

You have had some time to think about your strengths, likes, weaknesses, what are the things where you’ve always excelled? (You may be guilty of even wondering why some struggle with an aspect you find easy) Are you able to process special things like rearranging a room full of furniture? Are you a natural rebel – usually identifying where the “standard usual way” is in need of an update? Do you see patterns and opportunities amidst complexity? Are you creative; do you naturally ‘see a better way’; naturally process the solution that falls ‘outside the box’? Are you brilliant in details, precise, and excel in areas other find excruciatingly tedious? Are you a naturally gifted communicator – comfortable speaking to groups or individuals, a diplomat, a leader, a change agent, a networker, a problem solver or a technocrat? Here is a link to a free scientific strengths survey –http://www.viame.org/. Warning: the survey is very long but easy to answer. The results are detailed in a PDF. My results are posted on my site if you are interested.

A civil rights leader, Howard Thurmon, wrote, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” You may not have an innate talent for the area you are most passionate about, but very likely you do have more skill in that area than you think. Practice and commitment will help you develop.

  1. What Inspires You?

The word inspire comes from the Latin, meaning “to breathe life into.” It makes sense, when you work toward the things that inspire you, you literally feel more alive.  Let’s be clear, You “coming alive” isn’t referring to ‘getting into’ watching your favorite football team or going on that world cruise. It is so much more than that. It’s about connecting with your passion; knowing you grow your impact and influence incrementally when you focus on endeavors that “put a fire in your belly”,

We have moved into the why that isn’t about you but is about something bigger than you. Some are thinking about being the next Bill Gates or curing cancer. Even though you may desire to, we are talking about connecting you to a cause bigger than you but still very congruent with WHO YOU ARE and WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT.

  1. You DO add great value – Where?

If you hate the work you are doing, even though you are an expert, it does not lead to fulfillment. It is crucial you determine your greatest strengths and where you can add the most value. We often are not very good at seeing our own strengths. Ask a friend. I guarantee you have many strengths that are just hidden from your view. Think through how to apply your education (both formal and on-the-job), skills (physical and mental), knowledge (present job and from hobbies) and experience (both good and bad) to help you focus on opportunities, roles and career paths where you will gain the greatest sense of accomplishment and contribution. There are interest tests available at your local community colleges that will help pinpoint the areas where you are most likely to excel. My husband took the test and determined he would excel at being a minister – he became and loved being a car and RV salesman.

I hope you have gleaned some tools to move forward. If your passion and interest lean toward helping others, marketing, hobby sharing, etc. please consider building a website. Free Startup and excellent training. The link is here for you should you chose. No credit card required.

I hope for much success for you, find your greatest joy and live life Young, full of passion and Joy.


Start Earning Online – Home-based Business

“Would you pay $100 to start earning bigger monthly checks?”

That is a message I received this morning from a very well-known Network Marketing Coach. He goes on to say that Network Marketing (Multi-level Marketing) is the fastest growing method to increase your wealth known today.

I must agree and disagree.

He is charging $100 for a 3-hour training seminar to teach you to succeed. Now, on the surface, that seems to be a ‘good deal’. And, I have taken some of his training in the past and it is sound and well presented. But, I am now clearly more in favor of training wrapped tightly within a web design university course for a single low price with no upsell!  And…. FREE startup to try BEFORE you buy.  But… that is me.

The key to any business is relationships. The instructor described who is charging stresses relationships and gives excellent insight as to how to build those relationships. But… with Network Marketing, you ONLY make money IF you build a huge ‘downline’ made up of mostly other business persons who are building their downline. The problem is you must have a huge in-person social following to attract these followers, AND they want to build a business. (I know many Network Marketers that have a good following with products but cannot build a business. Some have one in their line that is successful; then their line is ‘out of balance’ and they are not receiving the higher paychecks.

Please do not think I am ‘slamming’ Network marketing. There are some good companies in our world, with excellent products, credibility, and good pay plans. I can speak to this industry as I have tried it three times. Two scam companies and one excellent company. I have never made even enough to cover the products I use from said companies.

So, what to do? I do agree that our ambitious hard-working individuals in the world are becoming more in-tune with working less, playing more and wanting greater incomes. That, my friend, means residual income. To learn more about residual income, please go to My Page on Residual Income.

I believe I have found the answer. I am now part of a global community of Attraction Marketing enthusiasts. You may say, ‘a new name for the same old?”. NO. This is NOT an MLM. This is YOU pursuing YOUR passions and providing a method for enhancing your industriousness to WORK for YOU – Not making someone else wealthy.

Even that model is not for everyone. Some of you may just want a place online to ‘show off your photos’, talk about your passion of rebuilding old cars or cooking. What is the key to it all? What is YOUR Why?

Having your own website!

I can show you how to own your own website for about $30 per month. AND….. that INCLUDES university level training, 25 websites should you want them J, a worldwide community ready, skilled and willing to help you, website hosting, website protection tools and so much more. There is NO UPSELL. The fee is locked in at purchase and covers everything.

There are so many scams “out there” that it is hard to know what to do. But, I can tell you, paying $100 to learn how to be successful in Network Marketing compared to a yearly total of about $350 for an up and running website is a no-brainer.

Now, to the money side. Chose to use your website for your fun, hobbies, etc. and… you are not looking to make money doing it. Is that right? Well…. Let’s talk about that. Do you have friends that would love to be able to share their passions with others in a professional way on Facebook, Twitter, etc.? If your friends decide to pursue their own website, you refer them and you are paid a small fee monthly for doing so. How cool is that? Plus, you can add a small professionally looking advertisement like this on your fun site and other enthusiasts that you do not know may want to follow in your footsteps. There is no commitment, no fee and no contract to get started. You may try it for FREE. You even are given the first level training absolutely free. If you decide to become premium you open all the doors of the university for no added cost.

Could YOU earn more by unlocking YOUR passion and incorporating it into a business?

I believe the answer is YES. You could accomplish your goals, attain your dreams and become part of the New Rich by utilizing the powerful tool of Internet Search Engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo working for you, 24/7, 365 days a year.

So….how much money you would WANT to earn and WHAT time commitment you are willing to make to succeed. Why?

There is another side to having your own website. You can become what is called an Affiliate Marketer. This means you actively promote other companies that you know offer quality products or services, AND you are willing to put your name behind. You must own your website and apply to each company for a no cost partnership. Then you place ads of varying sizes and text on your site to offer your visitors the opportunity to purchase. The companies you are representing pay you per click or per purchase for a specified period of time for each customer. Example: If you partner with Amazon and promote a pair of snow skis that you know well; and, people click on them and not only buy the skis but buy a jacket and poles – you are paid for each item purchased. This link is open for 24 hours in case they come back using the same ID and purchase a new blender for the kitchen.  LOL

Side note: once you are recognized in the various categories, you may receive requests from companies to partner with you!  This happened to me just last week. I was approached by a travel company in Europe to represent them on my pages. I do a fun travel log with a small offering of products I like that are related to travel. – I was thrilled! (Now, I did vet them and am confident they are real, honest and credible).

How does this sound to you?  Likely you have questions. I did. But, I can tell you I have been doing this for a while now and I find each day rewarding, fun and profitable. I want you to build your dreams, attain your success and spend time doing what You want. This is really a simple process with full support to train you, encourage you and give you the opportunity to attain that Freedom from the 8-5 making someone else rich. This does not even count your long commutes, wear and tear on your auto, fuel and clothes budget. I work from home, often in my pajamas. I schedule my time as I want, I take breaks or not, I eat lunch in or out and I work all night if I want. FREEDOM!

Want to learn more? Go to my Start Up page for more details, exploration of YOUR Why and how to grow your business. Click here to move to the Start Up page.

 

I would love to connect with you. If you have questions, want to join us or just comment, I welcome all.

 

 

Why are You Grateful?

Why are You Grateful?

Being grateful is a strengthening process. You shift your thinking and your energy bringing more Joy into your life. Always be grateful for who you are, what you have and those around you. You will find Peace, Joy and Love as you embrace your life and…. You will attract excellence for your efforts.

Count Your Blessings - Thankful and Grateful
Count Your Blessings – Thankful and Grateful

Yesterday I had the privilege of once again celebrating Thanksgiving here in the USA. Many of us do a mental or written remembrance on or before this day. It is good to remember every day!

Can you think of things you are eternally grateful to have experienced and have today? I can. I am so Thankful for…

  • My husband William
  • My two daughters
  • The unconditional Love of Father God
  • The ultimate sacrifice for me by my Savior Jesus Christ
  • Holy Spirit who guides me at every turn My two step-sons
  • My Sister in TX and Brother in FL
  • ALL of my grandchildren
  • Extended family, friends and business colleagues
  • Opportunity to pursue my entrepreneur spirit
  • My ability to pursue my happiness in health, wealth and purpose
  • Our US Military, Rescue and Police who protect us unselfishly
  • Having had a loving mother who taught me life principles and Loved Me
  • YOU. I appreciate you reading my blogs, giving feedback and caring about me

IF you would, please jot down your Blessings on the comments section. I would love to help you celebrate.

The scripture “Let go and Let God” comes to mind each day as I work on my blogs, my affiliate marketing and the joy of sharing.

Please do not:’

  • Allow life to pass you by
  • Wallow in your perceived injustices

    How do you measure JOY?
    How do you measure JOY?
  • Be apathetic
  • Focus on the negative

INSTEAD:

  • Reach out to our community
  • Share what you have with others (A smile goes a long way)
  • Take every thought captive – verify it is from father God or discard it

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5

  • Find the Good in each person. Reject the Bad – walk away.

Is There a Solution to Desirable Change?

YES! What is it you are hoping to do in 2017? What are your dreams? If they are relational, please seek a Bible-based local church or reach out to Be In Health in Thomaston, GA for guidance.

If you are focused on your health, please check out Univera, for science-based products designed to enhance your body, mind and energy levels. My access is: www.univera.com/ageadjuster. Please contact me for guidance, questions, and comments.

If you are wanting to pursue your own business, but do not have the cash or knowledge to do so, please check out Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is fully staffed to get you started in your own business. Each business needs a webpage. My preference is Affiliate Marketing. If you are unsure of what that is, again you will find it on Wealthy Affiliate. Please contact me for guidance, questions and comments here as well.

Success via an online business is rewarding, startup is FREE, training is phenomenal and the support resonates from the entire 800k community around the world. You will be able to show your gratefulness to your customers, your colleagues and to your friends and family.

Another Blessing is you can rest assured that Wealthy Affiliate has been vetted and is NOT a scam.

For me personally, Wealthy Affiliate has taken me from not having a clue how to build a webpage to success with 4 webpages currently. One is a fun site to post my travel logs and pictures from around the world. www.MyTravels.siterubix.com. Another is a Business site to introduce others to the fantastic business of online Marketing – better known today as attraction Marketing. www.AgeAdjuster.com. A third is a site focused on products I believe to be the best with my personal review and where to purchase. www.Honest-Reviews.siterubix.com. This site is income producing as the companies pay me a small fee for sending them buying customers.

Begin TODAY!
Begin TODAY!

The benefits of being in an online business for yourself are numerous. A few are:

  • No boss
  • Work from home, beach, hotel, train……
  • No inventory
  • Dress to YOUR personal style
  • Tax benefits in nearly every country
  • And…………. Many, many more.

At the risk of being repetitive, Click on Wealthy

No Credit card, no contract
No Credit card, no contract

Affiliate, fill in your name and email ONLY and begin your training for FREE. I believe you will be shouting from the rooftops with gratefulness!

THANK YOU

Thank You for Visiting
Thank You for Visiting