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Carl Willis and Julie Dubuc webinar

Stop the Agony of Ineffective Marketing Now

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Recently Julie Dubuc from JBN Global Solutions, LLC joined me to discuss a common challenge faced by many small business owners… ineffective marketing.

In this webinar we discussed how to identify your most profitable prospective customer and how to deploy a marketing system that engages your prospect with multiple touches.

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5 Great Businesses You Can Start from Home

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businesses you can start from homeThere are tons of options for you to consider if you want to work for yourself, and there are many great businesses you can start from home.

There are tons of ways that you can enjoy working from home too, while gaining the freedom that you want to spend more time with your family.

Working from home has been made easier by leveraging the internet, and most of all it’s now cheaper to work from home than it would have been years ago.

Today, I’ll share with you exactly how easy it can be to find the business opportunity that’s staring right you in the face, and how you can get started with little to no cost.

Businesses You Can Start from Home that You Didn’t Think of Before

You’ve heard that opportunity is all around you, but is it true? There are plenty of businesses you can start from home, but I’ve chosen to tell you about the top 5 options when it comes to demand and flexibility.

  1. Consulting and copywriting. If you are looking for markets in which there is a demand, it’s consulting and copywriting. Consulting is needed almost daily, because most companies are struggling to figure out what to do and how to do it. Finding the right consultant could mean the difference between making $1 million and $10 million. Copywriting works hand in hand with consulting, because once you offer your consulting, your copywriting can change the way a company does business forever.
  2. Online retail. What is your passion in life? Despite what you’ve been told, one of the easiest businesses you can start from home is online retail. What products do you love? Whether you love a certain type of clothing or product, there is someone else out there who will want to buy it too. Find your niche and capitalize on it!
  3. Ecommerce/Digital commerce. Shopping is now done mostly online and it’s growing. What happens behind the online shopping experience is important. This means that understanding how users interact with various design types matters. What type of designs attract you to look further? It’s best if you can have a company that is scalable, meaning that as you grow, you can access the help you need. You may want to consider starting with interns that need college credit, so that you can keep your initial investment low.
  4. Organization/Cleaning. Families are always busy, and the need for help is always there. The tough part is finding someone to help that checks out, and someone that you can afford. If you’re good at organizing and cleaning this could be a viable business opportunity for you. The overhead is low because you don’t really need an office. You can find others to work with you, allowing them to get their own clients while you give them the company name, logo, and licensing to use for a small fee.
  5. Membership sites. There are tons of ways to make money online, and a membership site is one of them. There are tons of sites for those who want to get coupons, get valuable tips on fitness, hunting, fishing, and much more. If there is a hobby or a unique interest, there is most likely a membership site out there for it.

The options for working at home are abundant, but it’s important that you do some research upfront to find out what is required for you to start your business.

Once you line up what you love in life with the options for businesses that you can start from home, you’ll be able to experience the freedom and profit you’ve been looking for!

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Business Opportunities from Home You Won’t Believe Exist!

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business opportunities from home you won't believe existIf you’ve been considering working from home, you may have found yourself combing through a very long list of business opportunities from home.

There are tons….to say the least.

They won’t all be right for you, so it’s important that you sit down and make a list beforehand of your skills, interests, and things that maybe you would like to try.

There are tons of opportunities ranging from tax preparer, copywriter, to direct sales, and many more. The one big question is this; what are you most passionate about?

If you want to work from home, the opportunities are truly endless, but it does take some time to identify what will be the best fit for you and your family.

Today, I’ll share some of the best business opportunities from home with you, and I’ll share with you how rewarding it can be.

Choosing from Some of the Best Business Opportunities from Home

While there are many home based business opportunities that exist, you’ll want to choose wisely. Not all opportunities are created equal, and this is true of any area in which you choose to work.

The great thing is, you can eliminate the worry when you take some steps to thoughtfully choose what you want to do.

Here are some things you can do to ensure you choose the best business opportunities from home.

  1. Make a list and check it twice. Make a list of all of your skills, gifts and talents. What is it that you are good at? Furthermore, do you enjoy using those skills? Write it all down, even if that means you have a list of 50 things.
  2. Follow your passion. Now that you know those things, what are you most passionate about? Write this down too, and don’t forget that what you are passionate about matters. What keeps you awake at night? What distracts you from focusing on other things? It’s okay to admit that you really LOVE something. That is what makes the difference between doing what you love and just working at a “JOB”.
  3. Does it work for you and your family? This is a really important question, because if what you want to do doesn’t work for you and your family both, it won’t matter much. Is your spouse supportive of you working from home? Can you find clients? What about income? These are important questions to ask, and if they aren’t supportive of what you are doing, then you’ll want to reconsider. If income is a big issue, then it’s best to wait before any investment would need to be made. It just really depends on what type of business you want to build.

Now that you know what you should be asking before you get started, I’ll share some opportunities I’ve come across that are great opportunities to work from home.

Business Opportunities from Home that Can Reap You Long-Term Profit

There are several business opportunities from home that you can start building into a strong and viable business.

Most individuals don’t make it when they realize it takes a lot of hard work in the beginning. The thing is, it pays off.

If you want to build your own business you have to think long-term, and you’ll want to think about longevity from a personal standpoint. This is why it’s important to look at the niche you want to get into as an investment.

Is there a need for it?

Always look for a need, so that you can solve the problem a customer has. This means that you’ll be most successful by looking at opportunities within the following marketplaces. (These are in no particular order of importance or range of possible income).

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Weight Loss
  • Make money
  • Real Estate
  • Dating
  • Relationships
  • Automotive
  • Internet Marketing

Are You a Quitter? (Warning: Tough Love Ahead)

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dont quit

“Quitters never win and winners
never quit…”

That was a saying I learned when I
was a kid.  It was a incentive to always
keep going.

Interestingly enough…

Nearly 90% of the people I have seen
start a business have quit!

Even more alarming….
The majority have quit within 30 days.

(hardly enough time to build anything,
much less a business)

Even more alarming…
The majority never called to ask for help.

These individuals can’t seem to figure out
why they aren’t successful…

…why they can’t make any money online

Strangely enough others have no problem
making money with the same programs.

The issue is mindset!

Let me try to make this as clear as I can…

Until you start thinking and acting like
a serious entrepreneur, you will continue
to fail!!!

A new program is not going to change the

A new sponsor is not going to change the
outcome (you won’t follow their advice either)….

Change will occur when you finally decide
to get focused and stay committed.

Your hopes and dreams are much too valuable
to act like a 2 year old in a room full of toys!

Evaluate your business from the perspective
of a business person….

…systems, cash flow, customer acquisition, etc…

Stop being a program hopping junkie!

If you would like to have a serious discussion
about creating a lasting business for yourself
call me…

Have You Forgotten Why You Started Your MLM Business?

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Have You Forgotten Why You Started Your MLM Business?

Today, my friend Shawn and I were talking about our business endeavors, including our respective MLM business pursuits.   In our discussion, we focused in on how the small business person can easily lose sight of the bigger picture.    Let’s face it.   Many a distributor has started their network marketing adventure with their sights fixed on a grand purpose, only to end up withdrawing from the race with their head hung low.

Drowning In Your MLM Business

So what happens to these courageous individuals who are willing to jump into the arena of small business?   The answer is simple.  They get swallowed up in the day to day minutia of building their MLM business.    The day they were presented with their business, nobody mentioned the rejection, the prospects that won’t seem to move any closer than regular tire kicking conversations, the distributors who never purchase product or add to the team and that is just the beginning.    To add to the burden there are things like marketing plans, tax considerations and the expenses of operating the business.   The picture of the purpose grows dim and ultimately, the network marketing distributor decides they would be better off “doing something else.”

Reconnecting To The Purpose of Your MLM Business

For both Shawn and I, the importance of reconnecting with the purpose behind our businesses has always been critical.  For me it is the purpose of funding my ministry work.  For Shawn, it is the opportunity to provide jobs to those who are rarely given a chance in our society.   In both cases, the purpose does not allow for failure or premature departure from the pursuit of the ultimate goal.   Reconnecting to the purpose of your MLM business will help put your real reasons for pursuing such an undertaking back in focus.   When you reconnect with the purpose of your business you find renewed hope, strength and endurance.

Today if you find yourself discouraged, because your MLM business is not growing as fast or as profitable as you would like it to, take some time to reconnect with the reasons you began that business in the first place.

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