It can be difficult to blog daily!

September 27th, 2012

Coming from someone who is not naturally talented at writing, it can be difficult to blog daily. I mean, I won the English award when I graduated High School. Maybe that counts for something? I don’t know. But some days it’s a little more difficult to use the creative side of my brain than others.

But as you might already know, I committed myself to post one new blog post daily, and I can’t go back on that commitment. So on those days where the creative juices are a little dammed up, I find myself procrastinating, hoping for some inspiration to start flowing.

Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t. And when it doesn’t, I become a late night blogger that has to proof read my post several times because of all the misspellings. And who wants to spend their evenings writing a blog post anyway?

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My Commitment to Blog Six Days a Week Starts Today!

September 21st, 2012

For those of us who have been in the blog world for anything longer than a day, we know what it takes to receive the kind of traffic we all covet. However, why don’t we do it?

Starting today, Sept. 21st 2012, I am committing to post a new, unique blog post six days out of the week. I can’t always guarantee that you’ll always love my content, but hey, that’s what blogs are all about, right? It’s about sharing a little bit about you….your hopes, desires, pet peeves, goals and so forth.

What I realized early on in my blogging career is that people respond to people. They want to know that there is a real person on the other end of the content who they can relate to and communicate with.

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Calling All Network Marketers – Guest Authors Invited

May 22nd, 2012

CFW Guest AuthorAs much as I would like to say that I know everything there is to know about the home based business industry, internet marketing and entrepreneurship, I don’t think I do (notice that I didn’t actually admit it). I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the content here on and will continue to do so, however, I feel like my readers deserve more. They deserve to hear from you…all the other successful Network Marketers and internet guru’s.

With that said, I am excited to invite you to become a guest author on! I know you have experiences and knowledge you would like to share with others who may be looking into a home based business or that might be struggling, looking for a way to make things work. The content you submit here will not only be useful for your readers, but they may also turn into a business partner or team member in your organization because of your content.

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Blogger, or a Self-Hosted WordPress Site

August 9th, 2011

One of the first things I do when starting a new business, or expanding online with an existing business, is a domain name search. If I can find a domain name that pops, is short and can be remembered, my business will start off on the right foot.

The second thing to take care of is a website and with any new business, the lower the start up costs, the better. However, in this post, you’ll learn that cutting corners with your website, in most cases, isn’t going to help you at all. Especially when it comes to free hosting. To attract as much internet traffic as possible, choosing a proper host for your site is at the core of its success.

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Avoid My Second Biggest Mistake

October 7th, 2010

Entreprenuer MistakeOne of the biggest selling points of a home based business is the System! S-Y-S-T-E-M, Save Yourself Time, Energy and Money. It’s already in place to ensure your success, or at least make it a bit easier for you to succeed. It brings in the all too familiar term, “turnkey.” It’s all about duplication and making things easier for the newest person in the company to get into profit quickly, or duplicate their Enrollers results.

Parts of the system includes scripts, lead generation and pre-built websites, so that when somebody finds your turnkey website, pre-populated with content and pictures, they can submit their contact information. That information then goes into a lead management system that sends out pre-written auto-responders that drip bits and pieces of motivational information about their decision to start a home business.

MY SECOND BIGGEST MISTAKE…..I didn’t build my list and USE it properly.

For the first few years as a network marketer I used their turnkey websites and systems to generate my leads and I allowed those leads to go into their pre-built lead management systems. I took on the belief that once I called that lead and introduced the business to them, whether they got started with me or not, that their information was then useless. The lead was then dropped and I paid it no more attention, at least when it came to continued marketing.

I might as well have been throwing twenty dollar bills down the toilet!!

Although I made my profit from the sale, I missed out on continued, residual profits that can and will come from building your email list. I let tens of thousands of email addresses go to waste….Email addresses for people who were desperate for information on how to make money from home!

A huge part of creating an online presence(Part of my first mistake) is setting yourself up to win regardless. Having a contact form on your site that sends the information captured(email, phone number etc..) into an auto-responder system of YOUR OWN, is where it’s at. You wonder how people can make millions of dollars online with a blog and how network marketers can have continued success regardless of the opportunity they are part of. It’s because the real money, the real income comes from continually marketing to your list of subscribers….people that have opted into YOU and what you have to offer them. And if what you have to offer them is of value…..well….that equals income for you.

Right now, I use AWeber for building my list. In my opinion, it is the best one out there. I did a post a while back on starting an email marketing campaign comparing a few other services. Feel free to check it out.

And feel free to subscribe to my emails to see how I do things. You’ll find the form on the left side of this blog.

So I think my point was made. Do it right the first time. Build the list!

WordPress Mobile Phone Apps

August 25th, 2010

You know what? Life actually gets busy sometimes! Yeah….who knew right? With all the hustle and bustle of day to day activities, it can be difficult to find the time to do a blog post. Between helping the kids with their homework, the honey-do’s, walking the dog, exercising, eating and everything else in between, finding time to blog can be a chore. But hopefully, if you’re looking to be effective, you won’t look at blogging as a chore. It’s a business.

And if you are anything like anyone else, you have a cell phone with you almost all the time. Well, what if you happened to be sitting at the dentist waiting for your appointment, waiting in the airport or relaxing on the beach, and you happen to have a WordPress mobile app installed on your phone? What could you possibly do with something like that? Instead of wondering how to cram the time in later or wondering when you were gonna to have access to a laptop, do a quick post right then and there from your phone!

If something like that would be helpful to you, I just happen to have a few links you might want to check out.

WordPress for:

If you don’t use any of these phones, do a search for your specific phone. Chances are, there will be an app available. If not, try searching for plugins that will make things a little easier when posting from your cell phone, like the WordPress Mobile Admin. They lighten to load a bit for you.

So there….no more excuses. Happy blogging!

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