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Are you on Track for 2017?

This post is updated from last year. I believe the content is relevant again this year. Your Thoughts? Hard to believe July is Here. Summer Solstice  arrived June 21, 2017, at 3:51 A.M. PDT Along with the seasonal change, we are heading towards the year-end and spend time calculating our Sales, Profits, and (maybe) Loss. Those operating with a business mindset, of course, are monitoring their progress weekly and monthly to...

Are you using the Power of Podcasting to Build you...

Does Podcasting have a place in you Business Building Social Media Tool chest? We all know the power of effectively using Video in branding and building your business. But before the surge of Video, Podcasting was and still is an effective method of building your Brand, communicating directly with your market base and generate new prospects. I started two Talk Show Formatted Podcasts over ten years ago. They generating a...

What is News, What is Fact?

What is Really News, Really ?   Is it incumbent on all NEWs reporting to be 100% verifiable and totally factual?   First of all I want to thank readers who have continued to visit this site even though I have NOT posted for almost a year. Our page offering the Audio of Think and Grow Rich has steady traffic of which we are very appreciative. What brought me back to post? I have spent this past year helping an old...

Networking, what is it REALLY…..

How many times a day do you hear the word Networking? If you spend any time on the Internet it is all over, BUT my observation is that it is misunderstood. The opinion is based on all the specious claims I see associated with Networking and Network Marketing. For the past 50 years, I have used Networking to provide steady and comfortable Income. But not the way most may think about it. I learned early that sales are easy if...

Customer Service congratulated….

There have been several posts on this Journey of Building a Business regarding Customer Service. Customer Service, in my opinion, encompasses many aspects of the business cycle. And one of those aspects is building a warm and friendly communication base with the INITIAL  Conversation. That was evidenced yesterday while shopping on line for an accommodation on our upcoming trip to visit son. He mentioned there were two Motels...

Are you Networking or Network Marketing?

Networking and Network Marketing.. Are they two distinct subjects? Or, do they blend together in a mutually beneficial circumstance?   These ideas struck me while driving home from a Horse Show Announcing gig yesterday and had the pleasure of talking to someone  (Hands-free Car system) I had met several years ago and enjoyed mutually beneficial business relations.. We chatted for a while and caught up on what’s...

Is your Blog/Website Elegantly Presented?

Does an Elegant Themed Website/Blog really make a difference? How important is the presentation in attracting visitors? Does it need to be “Elegant”? Well, in reality Content is King and there many very successful sites that follow a plain format… but when you combine a well designed, easily managed and attractive Elegant Theme to quality Content YOU are assured a winning combination. As most of you know I...

Are you Content Marketing?

Are you Content Marketing? Because Content Marketing seem to be where the action is. Blogs and social media have dominated the Internet since I arrived 6 years ago and it was through the creation of a lot of Content, I was able to create a positive Marketing environment for my niche products. I believe the Blog Content is King From a quote: One SEO boosting technique we’ve found that does make a significant difference in...

Opportunity Seekers Different than Entrepreneurs?

Is there a difference between an Opportunity Seeker and an Entrepreneur?   An Entrepreneur is one has possession of an enterprise, or venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. An Opportunity Seeker: Is a person that pursues an established opportunity, such as “joining” an MLM Marketing organization. Coming on the Internet 6 years ago, I  chased links to some...

Steps to Build MLM Marketing Success

We have not spent much time on this Business Building Blog talking about MLM Marketing Success MLM Marketing has actually seen an upsurge during these challenged economic times and the pool of mature work force seeking supplemental or full time income. A problem that many MLM Marketing aspirants find when using the Internet is they Lack a position of Authority and Recognition, What do you think about that, sound reasonable?...

Cross Promotion, an easy Path to Social Media Succ...

Don’t forget to LIKE this post above and be sure to Comment below ***************************************************** Cross Promotion of businesses  using Social Media has become a Successful endeavor. Two of my Favorite Horse Industry companies have just created a 3 day Cross Promotion campaign on the Social Media site, Facebook. Buckaroo Leather Products and Silver Steer Boutique have posted on their respective Fan...

6 Records needed for Business Income Tax sanity

Are Your  US  Business Tax Records Up to date? Many Home Based Business enthusiasts forget the importance of accurate Business Tax Records   The following 6 Steps to setting up Business Tax Records should be followed by all entrepreneurs, especially the Home based Business person   Is the accumulation and separation of your Business Income Tax Records a pleasant experience? If not, here is a list of 6 important...

What is Value of Internet Products?

Had an interesting conversation today about Value of Internet Products. I was discussing a Value Priced Client-Affiliate-Content Management System, which of course is not a product for everyone in the first place. Those possessing the Mindset of a Business person and understand Product Value will grasp the following easily. Surfing and searching for products and tool on the internet is frustrating when sees the gamut of...

Income Tax Time Looming for U.S. Small Businesses

This seems to be the time of year to be thinking US Income Tax preparation and understand your Deductions. Yes, it is Income Tax Deduction Time. This blog focuses on tips and trick to effectively grow your small business, be it On-line or Off-line. Closely associated with our weekly Podcast Talk Show, You Can Build It Talk Show  This show has followed the procedure of Business Creation, from inception of idea through to...

Internet Marketers, the IRS and 1099’s

If you are in Internet Business, start today to gather information for the IRS NEW 1099 Requirement Too many Internet Marketers and MLM distributors fail to address their Business as a Business. But anyone who wants to file an IRS Schedule C, to enjoy the deductions falls under the heading BUSINESS. We have a wonderful FREE resource that is helpful to understand some basic IRS Business planning facts on this site. Download...

Affiliate Marketing and Blogging

When I first arrived on the Internet about six years ago, I was bombarded with Programs Systems and Schemes to make millions Affiliate Marketing. There were, and still are, hard working marketers making fortunes through AffiliateMarketing, but what most fail to share is HOW TO grab the AUTHORITY to have your ads and, links clicked So many aspiring Internet business persons paid many dollars for the E-books, systems and...

What Social Media IS

A number of months ago in a minor fit of justified rage, I published a rant about what social media is not.  It’s finally time to publish the follow up and give you some incite as to why the rage. So, I guess I should just level with you and help you understand why I can’t stand seeing people butcher their brand by the misuse of Social Media.  By yelling, being irrelevant, and spamming everyone on your list you will...

Gambling on Your Business, Risk Taking Skills

Gambling on YOUR Business is probably the best odds for success available, if you have developed Risk Taking Skills. Risk Taking Skills was discussed on our Weekly Business Development Podcast,  You Can Build It Talk Show, on November 3, 2010. Click on the Icon to listen https://youcanbuild.it/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1103BMC.mp3 Many people shun the opportunity of engaging in Business Pursuits because of the Fear of Risk,...

MLM is a Solid Business Venue or Scam?

The MLM (or networking industry) is a Business Venue to consider. But the MLM Venue (as others) has several Flaws and those flaws have led business aspirants to think they are Scams. Yes, MLM Companies have popped up all over the globe, recruiting  unsuspecting people with  HYPE, and leading recruits to  believe this Business Venue is a real Business opportunity. However, so often MLM Business “leaders” often...

Money Making Power of the Blog

Blogging Effort offers Power Did you know that people of all walks of  life are generating an online income in their blog postings ? We did the research, We tested the system and in less than 3 weeks we put this blog on the front page of Google and within 4 weeks created an Alexa ranking of less than 1/2 million! Incredible numbers and we want to share it with you Knowledge is powerful and we have  proof of that knowledge....

Marketing Ideas For Your Blog

There are a huge number of ideas to make money online and blogging is one of the most popular. According to surveys, there are more than 200,000,000 blogs on….Read The Rest

Offline Life vs. Online Marketing

Frustration has set in, and there was a time or two in the last month where I felt like throwing in the towel and giving it all up. Yet, there were my goals still posted in notes on my computer desktop.

Is “Duplication” easy for New Business...

Can newcomers to the Internet and MLM marketing field really grow a successful Business through the much ballyhooed word DUPLICATION? The question of easy Internet Marketing Systems Duplication was posed on our Wednesday evening Talk Show by Jeff Beeman, July 14,2010. Listen to complete discussion below. The chart to the left is a “standard Flow” one is directed to expect to follow in growing their Networking...

Are you Driftwood, on the Sea of Business Building...

Working in a Phone room for 4 years, we used this term, DRIFTWOOD, to describe some of the people we may be talking to. What does it mean? Well quite simply a person that “Would” Drift from program to program chasing after the Pot of Gold Not to say that someone is doing something wrong in their personal search for a great company to partner with, other than they would have done themselves a greater service if they would in...

How my Alexa Ranking Grew and Helped Grow My Busin...

Image via CrunchBase How I improved my Alexa ranking If you’d asked me earlier this year where my Alexa ranking stood for my blog, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. In fact, I probably would’ve looked at you funny and asked, “What’s an Alexa ranking?” Being the social media fanatic that I am, however, I was hearing enough about Alexa that about four weeks ago I finally took the initiative to find out what it was and...

Focus on the New Year, Building Your Business

I was so inspired to start a post on the the 31st of December.. Sleep got in the way. Then Inspiration started to flow on the first day of the New Year. But.. I spent too much time opening E-mail and following many fine Blog posts in my RSS reader that seemed to say what I was brilliantly Thinking, so the muse escaped again. Transparencies were presented, shocking revelations of mistakes some well known people had made (I...

Top Ways to Build a Profitable List

If you have been considering the opportunity of joining the Internet marketing business, then, most probably you have already encountered the term “profitable list”. Those who have been in the same business for a longer stretch of time surely realize its importance. For certain, they have also tried their luck in doing so. The catch is that some people succeed while others don’t. Actually, the secret to it...

Is Your Law of Attraction factor Schooling or SWAR...

Interesting discussion at Focus Society Talkshoe EPISODE 250. discussing the Book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind**, by Joseph Murphy. It made me think about a Discovery Channel show on Swarming and the negative effects caused by this action. You may ask: How does this apply to Networking or MLM. And I hope you do, think about it for a minute. New marketers are typically taught to look for family and friends that could...

Update on Customer Service, The Real Secret to Suc...

Back in March I posted about Customer Service and how it seems to be a Lost Art of Business, especially in this Cyber Age of Impersonal Communication with Computer generated Phone Trees,  automatic generated Mail, and Robot Voices. One of My successful Clients, John Brand, 30 year owner of  Buckaroo Leather has always put Customer Service in priority position in his Family Business. Since John has entered the Internet...

What Social Sites are NOT

Over the years I have had my share of ups and downs in my personal and business use of social networking sites, as I feel that most honest people would confess that some after registering my account I just didn’t come back. There’s a multitude of great networks out there and you can find an audience on all of them and go crazy as you try to manage your workload and build a sustainable work flow of using all of these sites.

Are Your Headlines Killing Your Sales?

What You Need to Know About Headlines Have you ever wondered why some marketing tactics just don’t seem to work for your business? You sit and watch a competitor’s website grow and business soar and you’re just not quite sure how they do it. After all, aren’t all marketing tactics pretty much the same? The answer is a resounding “NO”! Marketing tactics that work are not about rocket science. They are often very simple...

Social Media is Buzzing

I was reading a great blog post by the site Mashable where they posted a post on “How Startups are using Social Media for Real Results“.  The post hit on 4 main points how social media helps small business startups save money and still deliver great value.  Read this great post to find out more. The post fired up my brain cells and I started thinking about all the companies you now see that want you to follow...

Building a Business, Building Recognition or Both?

Building recognition can be a difficult task in the branding process. There are many ways that you build recognition. However, you must start from

Is Everyone Cut out to Build a Business?

When I came on the Internet 13 years ago I was given the impression the whole World Population should be Starting Home Based Businesses. Of course I have spent the past 50 years getting Magazines and Direct Mail promoting the Joys and Freedoms of being an Entrepreneur and Building a Huge Business Empire. But they were nothing compared to the Ads touting Instant Success, No WORK Needed, We do it for you, No selling...

Are You Blogging?

Why don’t you have your own blog? It’s easier than you think!

Use Tools that Best Fit the Job while Building You...

I was a Skilled tradesman for 30 years,  and during my time working as a wood and metal pattern maker for the foundry or cast-able products industry I found that you can build a pattern more than one way , For example If  a blueprint were to be place in front of  five different craftsman I know that the job would get done.  Five  patterns would be made and for the most part using the same tools.  However, the techniques used...