Why Affiliate Marketing doesn’t work.

Owning an online business is really no different than owning any other business. Without customers it is impossible to generate a cash flow. Think about it, a Physician without patients will not be able to buy the car they desire and live in the the house of their dreams

Owning an online business is no different. Without customers the business will fail. I have also watched this happen with freinds and family who signed up with the latest MLM craze. Without a marketing plan that will attract the potential buyer, the business will struggle to gain traction and grow. Honestly, if you are shy or scared to tlak with people there is a good chance that you are in for an uphill battle to gain customers. ANd, without customers, the businees is doomed. This is why ONLINE Businesses fail.

GUESS WHAT, This doesn’t mean that you should not look into the Affilate Marketing business. The freedom alone makes this field higly desirable. AND, with a little knowledge at the beginning your chances of SUCCESS grow dramatically.

I want to invite you to investigate this business for yourself. Even if this business is not for you, the time and investment will provide you with valuable information.

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A little humor to brighten up your day.

A fifteen year old Amish boy and his father were in a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again.

 

The boy asked, ‘What is this Father?’

The father (never having seen an elevator) responded, ‘Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is.’

 

While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, a fat old lady in a wheel chair moved up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened, and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched the small numbers above the walls light up sequentially.

 

They continued to watch until it reached the last number… and then the numbers began to light in the reverse order.

Finally the walls opened up again and a gorgeous 24-year-old blond stepped out.

 

The father, not taking his eyes off the young woman, said quietly to his son…..

‘Go get your Mother’

A Traditional Resume or a more Unique way of Advertising your Skills to prospective employers?

We live in a new world. One where technology tends to drive nearly every portion of our daily lives. Why not let technology take us to our next employer? Why not drop former “traditions” for more innovative ones. Many recruiting experts wonder if the traditional resume hasn’t been replaced. Especially in the age of social sites like Linkedin.

It is true that networking with potential employers has become easier now that we can connect with the world, and specifically with employment professionals. An electronic format makes it much easier for that connection to take place. Should that mean that the style and format changes as well? An interesting fact is that when a hiring manager reads a resume one of the next steps is to search online for social media pages the applicant participates in.

Is an online profile the same thing as an online resume? Many people think that it is. However, there are plenty of differences between the two. Despite the fact that LinkedIn has become widely popular and almost necessary when you’re looking for a job, job seeking still hangs on a static, “offline” resume.

To get hired you should make sure that your online profiles, as well as your resume, highlight you and the skills you posess. For that, you should know in what way are the two different.

Here are A few key differences between the resume and online profile:

* Different purpose

The purpose of a resume is to get an interview and lastly, get hired. The main goal of an online profile like LinkedIn is to network with other people from your industry and help you stay in the loop about what’s happening in your specific skillset.

Your online profile should read like a story of your skills. Make your profile a biography of who you and what how your skills have been shaped by your past experiences. LinkedIn works more like a general overview of all your knowledge, skills and experiences, while a resume should match your competences with the specific job opening you’re sending your resume for.

* Keywords

Some companies utilize an applicant tracking systems (ATS) that looks for the keywords the right candidate should have in his or her resume. Recruiters often use advanced search for keywords in LinkedIn profiles. Choosing the right keywords is much easier in resumes, since every job opening contains plenty of keywords and phrases you can use.

* Details and other information

Resume should contain only details related to the job position you’re applying for. It should be no longer than 2 pages. There is no limit to how long your profile should be. In fact, there should plenty of extra material such as links, videos, presentations or your publications. The Online world offers an excellent platform to brand yourself to a vast world of business minded people. Take full advantage of this

* Pics

Be careful about your photo selection: it should be a professional headshot, “facebook-like” profile pictures are out of bonds. On LinkedIn, you can also add a background photo to your profile. Choose one that isn’t disturbing and goes well with the industry you work in.

* Focus vs. generality

An online profile should be general. Stating comments such as “Look at what I’ve done in my career so far, this is what I can do and what I know”. Your resume should be saying: “My skills and previous work experiences make me an ideal candidate for you. Here’s how your company will benefit from hiring me.”

Not only should your resume be tailored specifically to each job, you should avoid being too general in your resume. It is important to choose the right wording and structure. Unlike in your LinkedIn profile, your resume should address the hiring manager directly and communicate a different message to the one who reads it.

Be Innovative Anticipators

What makes me unique to the IT world is my background in consultative sales and marketing. This give me the perspective of a business owner/partner to my firm as opposed to the technician that carries a toll box full of toys. Read this article from Dougtheis.com. If you or someone you know would benefit from partnering with a someone like myself that has extensive background in business development, let me know.
Business leaders want IT to be more than strategic partners. The goal now is for IT leaders to actually drive business opportunities — to be innovative anticipators. http://www.dougtheis.com/2018/02/cio-com-it-business-alignment-is-out-anticipators-are-winning-the-day/

Housing, budget deficits and your future

Depending on who is approving your new home purchase or refinance, your housing debt to income ratio can range from a 28% to over 50% of your total income. The thing to remember is that the debt to income ratio is calculated on Before Tax Income. That figure does not take into consideration your Federal or State Income Tax Rate, Your Cost of Insurance or Your Contributions into Your Retirement Plan.

This illustration shows the Debt-to-Income ratio for an average, middle class family.

Basic DTI Calc

As you can see based on these figures this family is well within the range for being approved based on income alone. But lets look deeper into the possibilities this family could be facing after signing the mortgage and loan documents.

 

If they are in an average tax bracket with average benefits the take home pay for this family could be

 $3240 per month. After the First Mortgage payment is paid they would have $1740 per month. Which means they are spending over 45% of their take home pay in mortgage payments alone.

What if they are like this couple from Florida that wrote the following on Edmunds.com? Thank you! We took delivery of our 2013 Odyssey EX-L, black with truffle leather (no nav. or rear ent.), from Crown Honda in Pinellas Park, Florida, last Saturday. We walked out paying only our first month’s lease payment: $408.88/mo, 36 months, 12,000 miles/year. Total we’ll be paying over entire lease is $14,719.68! Residual value $19,030 (give or take). I think we came out good on this deal! Their $1740 a month is now $1331 and they sill have to purchase insurance and fuel for the vehicle. With gas prices in the $3.50-$4.00 a gallon price range the average full tank of gas costs around $48.00. If that is the price per week this vehicle will add $211.00 a month to the budget.

Not mentioning utilities for the house, groceries, entertainment and emergencies that can pop up as a homeowner, I think you can see that budget deficits can be controlled in our own homes. I keep hearing people talk about the US Debt, the economy and other factors that honestly we personally have no direct control over. What if we start with us?

It seems easy to justify spending $50 for an evening meal when we don’t feel like cooking. What about the price of a night out? What about that insurance deductible due after a minor fender bender?

Thoughts? I’d love to hear them.

Life Explained

On the first day God created the dog. God said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said, “That’s too long to be barking. Give me ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten.”
So God agreed.

On the second day God created the monkey. God said, “Entertain people, do monkey tricks and make them laugh. I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? I don’t think so. Dog gave you back ten, so that’s what I’ll do too, okay?”
And God agreed.

On the third day God created the cow. “You must go to the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves, and give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty years.”
The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. Let me have twenty and I’ll give back the other forty.”
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. I’ll give you twenty years.”
Man said, “What? Only twenty years? Tell you what, I’ll take my twenty, and the forty the cow gave back, and the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back, that makes eighty, okay?”

Okay,” said God, “You’ve got a deal.”

So that is why the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves; the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family; the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren; and the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.