10 Steps To Strategic Blogging

Posted by FBLorenzana | 12:55 AM | | 17 comments »

In the first few months of this blog, I made three posts I called Three Phases of Strategic Blogging:

1. MINDSETTING: The Key To Strategic Blogging
2. BRAINSTORMING: The Flesh of Strategic Blogging
3. ACTIONS: The Life of Strategic Blogging


Within these three phases, I enumerated 10 Steps To Strategic Blogging. I will enumerate them here in case you haven't seen them yet.

1. Determine the Purpose of Your Site
2. Determine the Content Ideas For Your Site
3. Determine Who are Your Competitors
4. Determine Your Audience
5. Determine Your Site Features
6. Determine Your Site Management Systems
7. Create A Timeline
8. Create Your Blog/Site
9. Develop Contents
10. Sustain the Benefits


But before we are doing these things, we must first look at ourselves, our TALENTS and our ATTITUDES. I will say it again: TALENT IS THE KEY, ATTITUDE IS THE DRIVING FORCE of all we want to achieve.

After we came to terms with ourselves, then there is the GOAL, the Goal Setting Activities or the number 1 in the list.

Whew! And why I am repeating these things here?

I think it is the time to revisit the GOAL and of course, if it is needed, RESET THE GOAL.

We oftentimes afraid to go back to our goal because we knew we failed along the way. But, this fear of revisiting the goal, more so, the fear of resetting the goal, will push us further away from our success and we are moving nearer to our impending doom.

I always come across with this: RINSE AND REPEAT. Yeah, it's true. But how?

Here, these are what I am doing.

1. Revisit Your Goal, reset it whether you achieved it or not.
2. Know Your Failures, make a list and arrange them according to severity.
3. Know Your Successes, make a list and arrange them according to frequency.
4. Reward Your Self, take a break and enjoy your failures and successes.
5. Share Them With Others.


That's it for now and thank you for all your time and patience.

Tino

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Last Sunday, I brought the idea of de-cluttering our home to my wife. 'We are going to get rid some of our stuffs that we are not using anymore.'

Like a cornered dog, she barked at me. 'How can we get rid of those stuffs and have some money in return, aber?!'

She had a point. We are living in a small village and our town is not urban, either. So, selling those goods in a garage sale is not a good idea.

'Why not give some to our neighbors for them to put some in good use?' I said.

'Nope. I don't want to see our things being used.'

Having no idea on how to get rid of those stuffs, I gave up. But, having an internet connection gives a lot of leverages, I tried to search on how I could solve our problem. Suddenly, I remembered that I am already enrolled with TripleClicks. Their slogan, 'Simple, Quick, Easy: De-clutter your Home, Turn them into Cash', hit me on the nape.

EUREKA!

I have a solution.

'We will sell those things online!' I shouted excitedly.

My wife is so skeptic in almost everything. She looked at me with her tiger-like eyes. She was waiting for me to explain how we're going to sell those things online.

'Well, it is something like this: 1) One must sign-up with TripleClicks. It's FREE. Since, I am already enrolled, I don't need to sign-up anymore; 2) One have to buy a credit for only 19 cents but, since, I am a member and have FREE 50 credits, we could sell 50 items online. Each credit is good for one item; 3)We are allowed to give sales pitch or descriptions for a single item summarized in 700 words with 3 pictures each of the items we want to sell online; 4) When someone buys our items, we'll be notified so that we could ship our items to the buyer; 5) Once delivery is confirmed, we get paid. It is easy. Just like that!' I said.

I have explained this in detail to convince her.

'TripleClicks is registered with Better Business Bureau, hence, it is legal and established business enterprise,' I continued to explain to her and to give her the assurance that I am not messing this up.

'And this is the greatest of all, in every sale we will make, TripleClicks will donate a portion to CARE, a non-profit organization that advocates poverty alleviation, women empowerment and awareness to climate changes.'

Our simple act could make a difference.

To cut the story short, we made available online some of our stuffs hoping to get a sale and make money online by just getting rid clutters at home.

You may do the same. Turn your clutters at home into cash with TripleClicks.

Or if you are having problem where to put your unused stuffs and if you are ready to part with them, turn them into cash, thus, make money online with this simple way.

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Are you selling products online?

Or trying to jump off the hook of your pesky boss and you are starting your home-based business online? Knock it off by TELLING GOOD STORIES!


Again, again, again. This is another piece of storytelling. If you have a knack of telling good stories, give it a try. You'll gain more than you have imagined.

If I will tell you now that if you want to make money online or become successful with your home-based business anchored on the Internet, you should make sticky contents because content is king, optimize your site or article to land on the first page of any search engine or keywords play great roles, then, well, you'll say: 'Back off I already knew those things, give me something new.'

Or, you'll say, 'Okay.'

You're bored, isn't it?

But if I will tell a story on how I was able to realize that storytelling could make a difference and I will give a scene on how it had happened, probably you'll stick to me for a few more paragraphs.

So, here it is.

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I WAS A DUMB ASS.

Last July, I had a chance to meet again my former professor who become my mentor, second only to my parents, of course, in everything I do. He didn't know it but I made him my model.

After more than 10 years, at last, we have had a good reminiscing time.

'How are you doing right now?' He asked.

'I am working with a cooperative and busy helping the poor', I said.

'Well, I read your posts in your blog. They're great but you stopped lately putting online your short stories, poems and rants. What are you so busy with, aside from your cooperative's works?'

I laughed and I sighed.

'I put up a blog hoping to make money online...at least to make ends meet. But', I paused, 'I was stuck into it but I haven't earned 10 dollars. No one is reading it, I supposed.'

I was totally giving up. And the lights were fading out. Shadows were oneing with darkness.

Astonished he shook his head. I saw in Ariel's eyes that he couldn't believe what I said. 'No one is reading it, huh?' He said. 'How are you doing it? I mean, the way you wrote your piece, the tone, etc?'

'Well, I wrote it like a feature essay, like the usual article thing.'

'I think you are making yourself dumb!' He knocked me down with this statement.

'I'm making myself, WHAT? DUMB?' I almost shouted.

'Yeah, I mean it. You are dumb ass. Well, I mean, you have the knack of telling stories. Tap it. Show to your readers, not tell them.'

'You are writing short stories and poems but it seems you do not know the power beyond them.' Now, now, the accomplished writer of him was coming out.

'Stories are experiences, personal experiences and your readers could relate to them. Stories are authentic experiences. Good stories could suck readers live with the time in the story. Stories and readers could become one. Hence, stories could affect your readers' behaviors. Readers cry because the story is sad, they laugh because it is funny, they get angry because the scenes invoke anger. Stories create emotions and you could control those as the writer. Use it.'

Uhummmmm...

'Stories, good stories or bad stories, are easy to remember. They stick. Have you not wonder why motivation speakers clicked to their audiences? Instead of giving lecture through PowerPoint Presentations, they use image-enhanced storytelling as medium.'

'Well, keep coming. Tell me more of you.'

'Stories are viral. Satisfied readers or listeners could repeat the story with their own version of it.'

Oh, the lights were flickering. Business signages were on, giving the area a glowing evening.

'Lastly, stories are subtle. You are only telling experiences not selling. But, selling is story telling.' He sipped his last drop of coffee. He stood and embraced me.

'I've got to go, the bus is coming. See you on December.' He flagged down the bus and waved his hand.

Whew! I did not have the time to thank him.

'Thank you, Professor.' I murmured.

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Sorry, that was long. I hope I made some points.

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Okay, telling stories do help you make money online.

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Just recently, I overheard my 11 years old son, Hans, telling something to his 4 years old little brother just to keep him away from his study desk. He said: When I was like you, Papa lulled me to sleep by his stories like how Bannuar (a folk hero in Ilocano) helped his village killed the great giant, Kabuntitiao, who ate all young children while pasturing their goats.

Hans stood up from his chair and did something like sky-walking, hands up in the air, then he suddenly grabbed his little brother on the neck and growled: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Kabuntitiao did just like that! Hans said.

Eman struggled a bit and run towards me. Scared!

I smiled. I opened my hands to embrace the kid who was scampering towards me. Upon catching his breath, he said: Do you really tell to Hans those scary stories Papa?

Yes, of course, but not all were scary.

Can you tell me some stories, too?

Sure, I will. But, you should be brave enough and promise to not to do something stupid. Keep away from your brother while he is doing his assignments or else 'Kabuntitiao' will eat you.

Okey, I will. Eman said.

And so, I made up some stories and lulled him towards sleep.

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Well, from the above example, Hans got rid of his brother from annoying him while doing his homeworks. I also made a point to discipline Eman to be brave and not to do something stupid.

I lulled him to sleep.

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And why I am telling you this?

I learned that telling stories could also change behaviors and kept some people stuck to you. You grabbed their attentions, created some emotions and inserted some lessons into the stories. What a great way to discipline your kids! Good stories stuck and the learning will be there for some time.

Have you ever wonder why BATMAN stories were sold like hot cakes?

Have you noticed that TV commercials are all stories of the benefits of merchandises being sold? All are good stories and at the end of the commercials are the products.

If your answers are YES, why not copy these to your online businesses?

Sales Pages are stories. Of course, not all of them do, but those sales pages that made money online are pages of stories, good stories if not great stories. Some are unbelievable, though.


Read them and they are all stories. Learn from them if you like to make money online telling stories.

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I made a post on GOOD STORIES SELL, you could visit it too.

If you have time, tell your stories with me. Put them here below and I will link them to your site, if there is any.
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Today, 07 October 2009, is the 57th anniversary of the first patent of bar code. Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver filed the patent on October 1949 and was granted on October 07, 1952. You can read more about the Barcode or Bar Code at wikipedia.

And Google celebrates this by putting a Barcode in its homepage. If you haven't notice it, here is a screen shot of the Google Barcode Logo.

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Barcode is the omni-present technical innovation that is seldom noticed or given attention to. Its importance is to put a distinct mark on anything with barcodes. Barcode was originally used to label railroad cars but evolved as useful tag in supermarkets and almost anywhere.

Coincidentally, Williard Boyle and George Smith, inventors of imaging technology using sensor called Charge-Coupled Device (CCD), were hailed as Nobel Prize in Physics Awardees. Their invention complimented the use of barcode or bar codes. Barcodes can be read by optical scanners called barcode reader using the the light sensing technology.

Google as always finds a way to celebrate great events. Google Barcode Logo is a good tribute to a very useful invention, indeed.

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Charles Kao, Williard Boyle and George Smith were hailed by Nobel jury as "Masters of Light" for transforming communication from copper-wire telephony and postal mail to the era of Internet, Email and instant messaging. These three great physicists unleashed the Information Technology Revolution.

It is high time and right to give them that recognition. I am not here posting this article and you are not here also reading if not of their breakthrough discoveries.

Charles Kao's 1966 discovery on fibre optic made possible of transferring text, music, images and videos around the globe in a split of a second.

While Williard Boyle and George Smith discovered that they could convert lights into electrical signals in 1969 and invent imaging semiconductor circuit called Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) sensor. This breakthrough revolutionised photography as well as medicine. Let us thank them if we owned digital cameras.

These three were chosen last Tuesday, 06 October 2009, as recipients of this year's Nobel Physics Prize.

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Twiter! Twitter?!

Posted by FBLorenzana | 3:17 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

From TODAY, I am starting an experiment on Search Engine Optimization. I dubbed it as KEYWORDS TERRORISM.

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I am not a SEO expert and I don't aspire to be one either. But, as I read blogs, they are all stressing some points on SEO and SERP concepts. Whoaa! What are those?

Okay, I read some of the importance of those concepts but I just can't grasped how would I do it. So much so that this site is sitting on sub-domain (sigh).

Enough with this self-pity. I can't make money online with it. I have to do something-- bundle those learning I made from burning the internet with my waking hours.

If those people did it, at least, I could do 1% of what they have done and I will leverage that 1% every week until I could say, 'Hey, I am 30% of your work!'

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Wikipedia
defines terrorism as the use of violence to create fear or terror and deliberately target the safety of noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause or individual. As a disclaimer, I am not espousing any form of terrorism. I am using this term as SEO technique and I have to twist the definition as deliberate acts of optimizing keywords for the purpose of gaining publicity. One characteristic of terrorism is targeting key installations to maximize single quick action.

To start the project, I will use the commonly used and oftentimes misspelled word twiter for Twitter. Yap, twiter instead of twitter. As twitter gained popularity, more people are looking what is this all about. During the course of their internet searches, many people misspelled twitter as twiter. Let us accept the fact that most people are not keen on spelling. The possibilities of typing twiter instead of twitter in search boxes are high.

So, if you are here looking for twitter but you mistyped it as twiter, then kindly click here. Twitter, that's it, not twiter (LOL). If you want to see a sample of twitter page, here is my twitter profile. Do follow me.

What the heck is this all about? Of course, probloggers advised that bloggers, especially newbies like me, should be ridiculously strict on spelling. But, this is an experiment. People are looking for something like twiter, grab this opportunity to maximize your search engine ranking, give them the information and lead them to where they should be.

Now, what other keywords you know that you could terrorized? Give me your opinions. Help me.

Let's twiter this!

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In my last post, I talked about me being scammed and cautioned also people not to rush things because making money online is now crowded as niche for an online home business. And there are people out there ready to devour the unsuspecting searchers of money through Internet. Ebooks are given as gifts of overpriced guide of a guru or gurus.

Well, I just assumed those things. I was scammed, that's it!

It is innate to people of being curious. They clicked and still clicking links. So, be it. If nobody clicks, no one could make money online. Just avoid those landmines.


If you could see the links up above, those are Google Ads. These ads are oftentimes parts of any web pages, may it be dynamic pages or static pages. Well, I do clicked on those ads even though I know that some of them could lead me to sites that possibly offering me ‘get rich quick’ schemes promising me millions. Yes, I clicked hoping this one is different. There you go, an ad offering me of making not only $1,000.00 a month but $100,000.00. More, a new home business that could make money online without even spending any cost, a guru offering me to duplicate his system that gave him a mansion and a car. An ad like this could be the answer of one’s dream. But, WAIT.

Those ads could shatter your dreams forever.

Let us take a look of ways of limiting your chances of falling victim to another Internet business scam. You must do these first before going full blast with your Internet home business. I always do these. It is stupidity to fall into the same trap for the second time.

  1. Search with Google or Yahoo the name of the Guru/s who is/are offering you a system. Try to look for what other’s say about him/them.
  2. If the site is promising you a ‘too good to be true income’ system, the possibility of being scammed is high.
  3. Ensure that the program has a money back guarantee for at least 2 months or more for you to try the program and return it later if it doesn’t work.
  4. If the program says you could duplicate the system, think of the scenario that millions came to know the system first before you. You are competing with millions.
  5. Try to check the business if this is registered. Establish the authenticity of the business first with Better Business Bureau or the likes.

It is better to become skeptic first than to lost time and money with scam programs. It is hard to trust someone we do not know.

Lastly, the knowledge you gained from any Internet searches could not make you money overnight. It needs perseverance, commitment and constant learning to make it effective. Apply your knowledge to one business, duplicate it and expand. (I am still trying to do this, LOL.)

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I was SCAMMED!

Posted by FBLorenzana | 6:47 PM | , , | 2 comments »

When I put up this blog, all I want to do is to journalize my journey of making money online through a blog. As I stated in this site's About Me, one of my friends, after talking to me, put up a sales page and maintained it for awhile and I also reported that the sales page do gave us some dollars enough only to meet the cost of domain name and cost of a year hosting. That sales page (I will not put a link here because we learned later that the MLM we promoted sucks!) was dedicated for a MLM company and for some months we did have referrals that gave us commissions. As novices of this niche, make money online, we fell as victims of nicely worded sales pages, we jumped into the bandwagon thinking only what we get in return, that is, making money online BIG TIME! and without even analyzing and knowing the credibility of the company we were in.

As only consolation for us, the sales article we used was given by the MLM and we did not put our pictures and full names on that page. I just can't imagine how devastating for us if we did those things. A newbie blunder but it served us good.

For all those who happened to be part or lured in to our sales page, I regret being part of a scam. I was scammed too. We were scammed. We folded the sale page and we did learned our lessons the hard way.

And why I am telling this here? Well, if so happened that you dropped by this site looking for opportunities of making money online or for a simple reason of knowing some stuff that pays you while doing some internet writing or just by being curious of the thing: blogging for money, then you will take some extraordinary efforts to pick good marketing programs. Picking the wrong one will destroy your credibility especially so, if the first clients you have are your personal friends or friends of your friends and family members.

While doing some researches on this niche and by blogs hopping, I learned a lot. This make money niche maybe is dirty and crowded but there are also true people who made money online by helping others. They help people through their blog posts as well as their ebooks. But, be careful. Some ebooks are good, some are good only in sales pages. Remember that. I have already learned those things and they almost made me bankrupt!

Well, don't grab an ebook when they push on you too much by giving extra free credits or ebooks or programs or putting days counter before they pull off those stuffs. Those are legal marketing tricks: STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT! Mostly, these ebooks are good as junks. You could wait for some time and search for a review for those particular ebooks.

Well, we are too late a hero to earn extra money on this niche and we do not need to rush anymore. Let us try to learn and take the knowledge somewhere and there we will make money online BIG TIME!

While doing your research, grab only free ebooks from blogs or bloggers who are giving away their ebooks which they paid for some dear sums of money. I'd like to give you an example, Sir Russell Bravo of russelldotcom.com is giving away his collections of ebooks and he also posted an article about The Truths Behind Ebooks in his site. Go there and grab one.

I will also give you some free stuffs here. I love these books, Make Your Knowledge Sell and Affiliate Masters Course.

I will be giving away some more in the future.

I hope you've learned something.

Thank you.

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When I started this blog, I asked my blogging friend Jake F. Ilac to make a template for me. He made the Arapaap Template and I used it for awhile.

The Arapaap Template is a magazine type template and it is great for articles accompanied with images and videos. I decided to change it later without even acknowledging my friend's contributions to the evolution of my site. Later on, I used one of his premium templates called Premium Magazine but changed it again afterwards with this present template I got from eblogtemplates.com.

This is long overdue.

I should have posted here that I will change template.

And...I should have made a post thanking my friend Jake.

If you are making money online, don't be a victim of this indecisiveness. Make it sure that you should be sticking for some times on one template. And of course, before putting your site online, you must have decided what are the features you'll need and incorporate them into your template so that you would not change template in the long run. Changing site template is inevitable, though, when your site is going bigger.

Well, this post is to acknowledge the effort of my friend, Jake F. Ilac, for giving me his template s without even asking any in return.

Jake F. Ilac makes a hobby of making templates for blogger. You may visit his site TUGOT if you want to know more about his projects. Get your blogger template from Jake F. Ilac.

Thank you Jake and I am sorry for this late recognition. LOL

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I received my first payment from Neobux yesterday. Here's a print screen shot as my proof. Join Neobux today and you will add a dollar to your assets.


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The minimum payout amount is set at $2.00 for your first payout request, $3.00 for the second, $4.00 for the third and so on until $10.00.

The best thing with this site is you'll receive payment instantly upon request or in less than 48 hours. Of course, it all depends on what payment services you are using.

If you are convinced , join Neobux NOW.

Thank you for your time.

Good story sells. And so, I thought.

Magazines, newspapers, films, etc are telling stories and they are being sold like hot cakes. Nowadays, people are being ‘sold’ by a good ‘story’ and not much of ‘facts’.

TV commercials are stories. Have you not wonder why they are effective? Facts are boring as well as overwhelming.

Of course, ethically, a well-told story should be supported with and by facts. But, facts should be interwoven in a good story to be effective.

In my quest to make money online, I learned that good story telling could make a difference in making money online. I have yet to make a decent income online, though. (LOL).


You’ve crossed some sales pages, I know. They are all telling stories on how successful they are by just using their newly found systems or programs. And mostly, people believed in them without giving attention to the disclaimers that are intentionally written in small letters at the very bottom of the pages. Few seem to care whether those stories are grounded in any factuality.

Good stories sell, I’ll say again.

I am convinced with this thinking. And I am starting to work on it. Let's see how far I could go.

A good story is a vital sales tool. This is an article that delves on this point. Here’s a paragraph of that article:

"How well does your sales organization use the story factor? Other than those glossy case studies produced by your marketing department, do your salespeople regularly share true examples of customer successes with prospects? Can each of your sales reps describe specific, real-life usage scenarios involving your current customers? These customer success stories are untapped knowledge in many organizations, knowledge that can be mined, managed and made available for everyone’s benefit.”

Indeed, it is true. It is helpful and powerful. If you want to know more, read the full article on how to craft your story as a sales tool. I dug a great idea TODAY. I hope you do too.

So, are you going to take advantage of the story factor?

Have you ever crafted your story as a sales tool? Share them here. Help me learn more and make money online.


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If you want to make money on the internet with your own internet home based business, than you need to know that information is much more valuable than money and it is an ongoing process which should never cease - unless you are already satisfied with your current level of online income.

Recently, while I was on Twitter, I had a random thought and I tweeted about it - the tweet was "Knowing And Doing Are 2 VERY Different Things". I got a response - "Is doing without knowing better than all knowing and not doing?" to which I responded with "Both are not good - but the lesser evil is doing without knowing. Better to live in regrets than to live in 'What Ifs'".

Not going to post the whole conversation here but to let you know that I do believe information is powerful and critically important to your success with your own home based business.

I believe that knowledge is power for effect - having information means that you have got the power to implement the strategies which you have learned to make money online.

Many people try and attempt to make money on the internet but they never had a plan and they never did use proven strategies to increase their chances of success. Even if you have a lot of money, if you don't know how to use it online, you will simply be dumping it into the gutter - never to see any return on investments.

You have to get higher education from people who have successfully made an income online either by buying their material or seeking their help. Some people will say that if you want anything, you can find it online. That's true. But the things you don't want is also available online.

So, by paying for information - you will be getting high quality, non-cluttered information which you can use to create a profitable income for yourself on your own internet home based business.

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I have noticed that for about two months, my blog is receiving posts that I did not even subscribed at. And it is now annoying. It dampens the credibility that I am trying to project here. Though, sometimes, I syndicated some free articles, I never wanted having two liners populating my blog as well as my feeds.

Since I started this blog, I already subscribed to its feeds so that I could also monitor how my blog's feeds look like when my subscribers received them. And annoyingly, two liner posts are populating my feeds. I am wondering how this happens because I never submitted my blog to any autoblogging platform.

Thus, I am appealing for some patience from you. I am working on it and I hope I could get rid of these two liner posts soon.

Another down effect of these spam posts is that I have to delete them. And I think Google doesn't want a blog that constantly deleting its posts. (Sigh)

My experiences working with a conventional co-operative-- which primary concern is helping the poor having decent savings through loans, that is, giving them additional capital to start or prop up their businesses -- gave me a hard earned lesson that it takes to build a business that earns a profit.

Having with me an on-time loan monitoring system as well as the progress indices of borrowers, I understand that successful people are those people who invested time and money early in their lives. I know this is a very simplistic view and it doesn't work always but I've seen successful people who are investing now and reaping all fruits in the near future. I've experienced this also myself. Don't be afraid to invest today. You have all the future to gain.

How about you? Do you really believe that investing time, money and efforts today are the tickets to earning big in the future?

For more realistic example, someone has to invest in education before getting all its fruits like having an established work or a sustainable business, may it be, offline or business online.

Having that said, I think it is unrealistic to expect someone with no or little knowledge of marketing, advertising, and building a business get money online quickly. There are lot of programs out there promising thousands of earning using no skill at all. As I am searching and re-searching ways of making money online and working at home, those rich quick schemes are scams. Don't be a victim.

Don't be alarmed, though, if you have a little knowledge on marketing, advertising, and building an offline or online business. You don't need a degree on marketing and advertising to have a business. While it is always an advantage having some decent education, making money online or having a home based business is not the domain of those learned individuals. Just look to where your passion is.

If you are WAHM and you need to be with your kids, just stick to what you loved the most, improve it and look for a good affiliate program to compliment it while you are working for it online. If you are not working online, look for company within your area that could help you earn money doing things you passionately loved. But, if you are really decided to earn extra money online, there are affiliate marketing programs that offer online guidelines and trainings on how non-marketing people will succeed using their affiliate marketing program. Invest your time first and invest money later.

One is SFI. SFI requires new affiliates to undergo a 30 days free-online training to prepare them to become successful affiliates using SFI's affiliate marketing platform. SFI is not MLM nor Ponzi Scheme.

Are you satisfied being an employee? Or are you dreaming to owning a good business?

For more motivations, just look for Robert Kiyosaki's Cashflow Quadrant and you will see the differences between employee and business owner, and between self-employed and investor.

Employee and self-employed people trade time for money or I will say: I am being payed because I worked regularly within the required working hours. Employee like me are motivated oftentimes with salary increases and oftentimes, have learned to reduce expenses to earn more.

On the other hand, business owners and investors learn how to concentrate their efforts and money up front, and are receiving larger returns in the future as their investments are leveraged and compounded. These people are earning money for things they did maybe, some weeks ago or some several months or years ago. They invested their time, money and efforts building businesses that give them earnings in the future. They have the right to say: "I am earning even while I am asleep."

Mostly of these successful investors are willing to pass their enthusiasm on to others. Learn from them.

I want to be like them and I supposed you also want to be like them, too.

Patience and great mindsets-- these could be ever-changing mindsets, open minds that see things as they grew -- are essentials to become successful online and offline.

Let us go back to the example of affiliate program that I mentioned above. As an SFI sponsor, my challenge is to find a way to pass along some of this knowledge and experience to my affiliates who have dreams of building home businesses but lack the knowledge and skills to make them happen.

And joining SFI and promoting EyeEarn helps me making this potential become a reality.

I always believed and hope that my efforts will be rewarded in the future. It has to succeed because that is the only outcome I will accept. That gives me the fortitude to weather problems and find ways around obstacles that would have otherwise defeated me several times over the last few years. Of course, I have to accept that it takes some times before payouts and there will be downturns along the way.

Are you bored waiting for that elusive returns? Patience is a virtue.

Take the case of our co-operative's members-borrowers, there are people who become successful because they never fail to persevere and never afraid to borrow money and invest it with their passion. There are also who failed in their businesses because they did not fully used their borrowed capital to their businesses and have been half-hearted working on and running their businesses along the way when they met that expected downturns.

Successful people are those people who never give up and those people who knew that payouts are not immediate and that earnings will come along the way. Keep banging that slot machine.

Most importantly: act on your dream, and pass your enthusiasm on to others!

TODAY, start investing for the FUTURE by joing us at STRONG FUTURE INTERNATIONAL.

Or by signing up at the side bar for future business opportunities. There is no harm giving a chance to your PASSION. Afterall, it is free. You need only your time to learn the ropes.

Can you now predict your future?

Don't ask me that question. I've seen it with SFI.

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I only started with SFI just recently, just about two months to be exact, and I might have licked things off a little differently than others. I spent a lot of time reading—reading SFI DBoard posts, reading training manuals, copying, and noting some other things that might help me propels my new found online business. This might be a little slow and off the mark but I decided to know more about the program before going all out in personally sponsoring people. I need to know first on how to support people who might want to join me here. So, I spent many hours studying what SFI could offer.

With this skeptic feeling, I frequently visited the DBoard and from time to time I came across some posts exhibiting frustrations or some what like "Am I doing this thing right?" type of undertone. Getting started with something new sometimes lead to moments of frustrations especially when things do not start so fast. But, I preferred being slow than to be dragged into a pit of scams.

But, wandering within SFI DBoard had helped me a lot. Of course, there are some posts that are showing some frustrations of making money online with SFI but there also lots of posts that lightens up a really bad day for new SFI affiliates.

SFI DBoard or Discussion Board helps a lot. Just keep reading and you could really find somethings that are truly motivating and inspiring tips. For you who would like to try this out as new affiliate of SFI, I advice you to add your visits to SFI DBoard. There are a lot of amazing people out there who are always ready to help somebody succeed in their chosen endeavours like the elusive search of true make money online program. Afterwhich, just go back to yourself and check your level of confidence. If you are like me, a skeptic one or just a cautious person, just find some time to remove clouds of thoughts that are blocking your own potentials of making money with affiliate marketing.

So, why I took so many days to figure how SFI works?

I just need to digest all that overwhelming information and let those sink in a bit. I learned that I should stop accumulating many information from a lot of money online opportunities that are bombarding everyone who are trying to make money online. I should take one at a time or just stop trying all at once. As a result of this procrastination, I asked myself: Can I make SFI as my money making online business? My answer is "YES!"

SFI trained me to become successful, afterall. My first month was fruitful eventhough I did not receive any cent from SFI. I received daily training module for 30 days and these could be used even outside the SFI format. All are free.

With SFI, I was forced to put a goal using their format, and forced to do-a-list-of-things everyday. I used the word 'forced' here because the urge to do those things is overwhelming. It is free and the best thing is-- being organized is helpful. With SFI— I get something organized, even if it's just my favorite posts. I've learned to create some routines or systems to approach a new venture. Thus, the name of the company truly reflects their vision: "A Strong Future."

One last thought: If you are still doubtful about SFI, just go for it. It's all too easy to procrastinate on the basis of "I'm still checking it out." If you decide its not for you, then at least you've looked at it properly and given the system a chance. Afterall, it's free.

Just discover how this SFI works by visiting Strong Future International.

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How To Make Money From Online Journalism?

With the recession still in full force, many people have decided to write for online journalism sites for another source of income. Here are some common ways and some good sites that will help you make money from writing articles:

1) WEBSITES THAT PAY YOU--The following websites are good ones that will pay you to write articles--ehow.com, associatedcontent.com, bukisa.com, triond.com, groundreport.com, firehow.com. Some of these sites allow you to republish articles from other sites--some don't. Check with each individual site to learn their particular submission guidelines.

2) WHAT TO WRITE--Write on topics that people are interested in right now. It's the recession, and jobs are scarce so write on topics like: "How To Get a Job during the recession", "How to start a recession-based business", "How to make money", etc. Just think about certain topics that people are interested in right now.

3) HOW OFTEN TO WRITE--Making money from online journalism is not an easy endeavor. You're definitely going to have to put the work in. I recommend writing 1 article for each of these sites 5 days a week--ehow, associatedcontent, bukisa, triond, groundreport, and firehow. That way by the end of the year, you'll have well over a 1,000 articles on the intert and a nice residual. Good luck everyone!

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What's all the rage lately about work at home or on line jobs? Why is the home based business industry the fastest growing on the planet? More importantly, how can you find work at home or on line jobs or businesses that are right for you and your needs? This article will help you understand some of the benefits of working from home, the different options that are out there, and how to choose the best opportunity for you.

Why Work at Home or On Line Jobs?

Working from home has many benefits.

Time flexibility - One of the most obvious is the time flexibility to do your work whenever you please. With your office just down the hall, it's easy to duck out for a break, go see your kid's baseball game, or do whatever you want. You can always come back and get your work done when you have time.

Efficiency - Another benefit to work at home of on line jobs is that they are more efficient. Without the distractions of co-workers, bosses, and all the other office drama and diversion, you can get quite a bit more done in a fraction of the time.

Set your own agenda - You avoid the agony of waking up to an alarm clock, knowing that you're on somebody else's agenda. You're going to work at the time that THEY have determined, to build THEIR dream. The alternative is definitely more inviting - namely, waking up when you want, working when you want, and ideally building your own dream. Imagine you could start your own business from home and completely write your own ticket, rather than just choosing from a list of work at home or on line jobs.

Build YOUR dream - You could actually be building something all your own, and setting yourself free financially, putting in less time than you ever would at some JOB. Why? Because 99% of all employers pay you based on time put in, not results. If you can learn to be results oriented, and have someone show you how to get the best results in the least amount of time, you could be making a 6-figure income working less than 30 hours per week. This is more possible than most people realize.

How Do I Find The Best Work At Home or On Line Jobs or Businesses?

In short, do your homework. Read all the information you can get your hands on, opt in to receive more information, watch video presentations, and above all else, make sure you talk to a real live person. Get the facts, and get your questions answered. Find a team or a mentor that you like, trust, and respect, who can show you the step by step pathway to success with your work at home or on line jobs or business.

Can I Really Do It?

This is a question that plagues many people. They assume that the people who are having success on the internet, whether they're involved in work at home or on line jobs or an online business, have some kind of special gifts or training or experience. But I can tell you that this is not the case. Average, every day people are creating massive incomes from home every single day. How? They did their homework, found a great company, and they have the passion and the drive to create the life of their dreams. You deserve to have it all - the time, the abundance, the freedom - and it's more possible now than ever before.

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Just this morning, a sad news came out that former Philippine President Corazon Aquino is dead.

I will make this post as a tribute to a wife of a martyr who gave up his own life to rally his people against a dictator.

Though, the democracy gained by our people was usurped and is being usurped by the people who gained their freedom, gained back their businesses and their old political turfs from the dictator-Ferdinand Marcos, I still believed that Cory Aquino had played a great role to what we--Filipino--have today.

It is just very sad that life today is still the same life with the Martial Law. The only difference is that corruptions and martial rules are not anymore controlled by one family but the oligarchs who gained the most freedom from the first EDSA People Power (the only People Power that I believed).

The democracy espoused by Cory Aquino never came down to the masses.

Nevertheless, I will always cherish the memories of that Yellow Ribbon Icon.

Recently, I became a member of this new private web site, SecretsToTheirSuccess.com, that shares the Internet marketing secrets of real people, just like you and me, who are earning $100,000+ per year with their own Internet businesses.

Just to give you some background, I'll tell you that every month, this site shares two new real-life stories of successful "Mom & Pop" type sites, providing in-depth interviews with the site owners and asking really tough questions about the exact steps, strategies, tools, and software that these people have used to build and grow their sites to their current success.

For example, two success stories that I just finished checking out are:


Real-Life Case Study #1 — Robert Clark

See exactly how Robert Clark turned his $275 a week paycheck into a highly profitable online business that takes him only 2 hours each day to run... while earning him over $250,000 a year in profits!






Real-Life Case Study #2 — Ken Calhoun

Ken grossed over $98,000 in sales with his Internet business in 2000 (his first full year online) and then tripled his sales to earn over $300,000 last year — almost all of it profit, all from his beachfront condo in Hawaii.







... as well as many other "real people" just like you and me who are creating a fortune on the Internet!

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Obviously, reading these interviews is a really powerful way to guarantee the success of your own web site, because you're getting a personal insider's tour of real sites, run by real people, that are making real money!

Anyway, as I was reading through the latest success stories, I couldn't help but notice that, despite dramatic differences in the business models they use and the products and services they sell, these successful web site owners all share three common "success traits" that played a major role in growing their online sales to $100,000 to $600,000 a year...

Success Trait #1:

First of all, one of the reason's why they're sooooo successful NOW is because they didn't let their lack of knowledge stop them. Despite the fact that many of them had no computer experience, never mind experience using the Internet -- and despite the fact that many had never owned a business before -- they just plain got started and didn't worry about making everything "perfect" the first time.

Remember, I'm not talking about rocket-scientists here. These are regular people, like you and me, who started running their web sites out of their own homes and are now making $100,000 to $600,000 a year with their sites.

And believe it or not, almost all of them were making a profit from day-one! Sure, they weren't all making buckets of cash right away; but their profits increased quickly as they continued to improve on what they started with.

Success Trait #2:

I've already mentioned that these successful web site owners didn't worry about making everything "perfect" right away. And this is important, because rather than overload themselves by trying to become Internet marketing gurus BEFORE they got started, they just dove in and focused on one marketing strategy at a time, working extremely hard to maximize their profits with one strategy before moving onto the next.

This is a trait that really amazed me because even though these successful web site owners are earning substantial incomes from their web sites, they ALL talk about how they plan to snowball their profits and sales even more by strategically adding another strategy... and another strategy... and another strategy... to their web sites, one at a time.

Success Trait #3:

Interestingly, the one point that kept coming up again and again, sometimes two or three times in a single interview, was that all of these successful site owners confess they could have been earning a MUCH bigger income MUCH faster had they only avoided the costly mistakes started educating themselves sooner.

And that's probably the most critical trait these success stories share -- they've all committed to educating themselves about the most profitable marketing strategies and techniques.

In fact, I could literally go on for pages and pages reeling off the hundreds of invaluable marketing strategies, techniques, tools, and software recommendations that these people share in their interviews, based on their own real-life experiences and commitment to educating themselves.

However, I know it will mean much more when you hear, straight from the horse's mouth, these...

"No BS" Examples Of Real People Making
Real Money on the Internet...

If you want to automatically skip the failing promotions, and start learning the tested, proven strategies that real businesses have already proven to be enormously successful, then I'd highly recommend that you visit http://www.SecretsToTheirSuccess.com to take a private tour of "Mom & Pop" web sites that earn $100,000 to $600,000 a year and discover the exact step-by-step strategies they have personally used to generate these massive profits!

You will instantly be exposed to extremely successful entrepreneurs like...


Real-Life Case Study #3 — Andy Bryant


Andy's site is generating an impressive $50,000 in sales per month... and even Andy's a bit surprised to discover that his $600,000 a year online income is the result of his own self-proclaimed vain quest to reverse his own hairloss!








Real-Life Case Study #4 — Ellen Cagnassola


Ellen is a work-at-home mom who produces homemade, personalized glycerin soaps. Discover the strategies she used to expand her offline business onto the Web, and how she gets big companies (like Johnson and Johnson) to distribute and sell her soaps for her... earning a hefty online income at the same time!






Real-Life Case Study #5 — Kelly Monaghan


Kelly Monaghan has quite literally built a $200,000+ Web business around his lifestyle. While he's bumping across Tibet in a jeep or white water rafting in Nepal, his four successful sites continue to bank his sales and profits....







... plus many, many more!

When I first came across http://www.SecretsToTheirSuccess.com I was shocked to find REAL successful people just like you and me who were willing to give away their most coveted Internet marketing secrets.

So if you want to skip the failing promotions, I highly recommend that you click here now and learn the "No BS Strategies" these real people are using to make real money on the Internet!

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Are you blogging today just to unload some burdens? Or, are you just blogging for fun?

How about doing those two but with added monetizations?

Both blogging and affiliate marketing could unload your burdens, let you have fun and earn some dollars. How do you like it?

Affiliate marketing is one way of the many ways in which bloggers generate additional revenue while blogging. Though the amount of revenue generated by a blog with affiliate marketing links may vary, it could always gives also satisfactions. Affiliate marketing essentially is building something--may it be products and/or programs-- for another company’s website. The company compensates you according to a previously agreed upon contract. This compensation may be awarded in a number of different ways.

You are may be compensated each time the advertisement is served, each time a unique website visitor clicks through the advertisement or each time a blog visitor performs a desired action such as making a purchase or registering with the website.

Recognizing Opportunities

Actually, there are overwhelmingly lots of affiliate marketing opportunities available. Many different companies and websites offer affiliate marketing opportunities. In most cases, all you have to do is submit your blog address/es with some basic information for approval. Almost all companies usually and most likely approve you in joining their affiliate programs unless the content/s of your site/s are deemed objectionable or in conflict of interest with their company's goals.

However, although getting approved to display affiliate links on your website is a rather simple process, this does not mean that you could always join almost all available affiliate programs that you could grab. It is advisable and it is far better if you could carefully select among these good companies, the bests that are suited also to the goals of your site and of course, your audience. Build your contents according to the goals of your site and if possible, only if possible and feasible, then you could integrate the links of affiliate programs. So, it is a must to recognize affiliate marketing opportunities that best suit your objectives.

Focus on your contents and the theme of your site and integrate only the best suited affiliate programs so that your blog visitors do not find the affiliate marketing links to be bothersome. Be subtle and don't force it on them.

Maximizing Opportunities

Once you have selected affiliate marketing opportunities, it is now time to maximize the opportunities and convert them into profits. A couple of critical factors should be considered while you are maximizing the opportunities of affiliate marketing. First, you must see to it that the affiliate programs which you are espousing or promoting suit the contents and also check the links if they are working. Second, promote your site in order to maximize profits.

One other thing also to consider in joining an affiliate program if it could give you new learning or if it could improve your life, not only financially but also your personal development. Strong Future International is one example of an affiliate program that trains affiliates online for 30 days before plunging into action in the affiliate marketing world. It is free to join.

While incorporating your affiliate program to your site, see to it that it brings added value to your blog. Always look for some ways to know the effectiveness of the program. You may use google analytics to analyze your blog from time to time. If you have not done that yet, get a google account and try it now with google.

If it is so happen that you are now doing affiliate marketing for some times now but you are still getting no results or few results, try to evaluate the placements of your links. Do it one at a time in order for you to monitor the effectiveness of any changes you have made. You may also use the google Webmaster tools in this case. However, if you want to be sure, try to join the number 1 site builder today, Sitesell. It is a one-stop site builder for successful marketers with free downloadable guidelines such as Affiliate Masters Course and Make Your Words Sell, a simple art of e-persuasion. Again, it is very simple to join and most of all, FREE SITE. Try to visit Sitesell and read their programs and I know you'll thank me for this.

You could also help to maximize the profit from your affiliate marketing opportunities by doing self-promotion to drive additional visitors to your blog. This will likely be beneficial because higher website traffic will generally translate to greater profit from affiliate marketing. Aside from doing some search engine optimizations for your blog, you should try to submit your site to some listing sites, join some free traffic exchange programs like WebCentreSurf, EasyHits4U and Traffic Swarm. (You may join them now. Links will open in new windows.)

Understanding Affiliate Marketing

Finally, you should pay careful attention to all agreements of all affiliate marketing programs you enter. There are some companies that place some restrictions on the usage of their links. It is far better to read all provisions of the agreement before opting in. You don't want your membership be terminated--especially when you are earning-- because you do something stupid that is against their policies.

I hope this will help you start or improve your affiliate marketing business. Happy marketing.

I already posted two viable money making home-based businesses while you are enjoying your time at home--the Pay To Click Program and Affiliate Marketing Program.


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Are you stuck with your work at home-based money making projects?

As I was continuing my money quest in this blog, I was so amazed of the numbers of people tapping the comfort of their computers or, I may say, the power of the Internet in generating the cash badly needed in these hard times.

While the power of Internet is perceived as unlimited, people doing businesses through it are being limit by what they know and what they do. So, while you intend to work at home, let us try to improve our ways of doing business in this virtual market.

Too many of us start our home-based businesses, so as the competition gets tougher, promoting our businesses is a must.

I will start to list things that are to be done. Please feel free to add some.

1. Start Networking

Networking turns the key of our business. Get involve with like minded people through forums and through attending some local events. Keep adding contacts. Just stay connected and keep filing up ideas and techniques. Sooner or later, you may come across with an idea that gives you a breakthrough to your chosen business.

2. Become Viral

I mean, create something that keeps on multiplying. Just promote, promote and promote and promote again. There are so many ways of promotion without making your bank's balances down. There are free marketing techniques out there like article marketing, joining forums, video marketing and joining free traffic exchange sites. In posting to forums, just be sure to not be like a salesman/lady giving sales pitch all the time. Build your credibility first, then relationships.

3. Improve Your Productivity

Hey, just don't get stuck with your computer. Take a walk. Enjoy your life. Do something that could make your day worthwhile. Do something for your family, catch with your lost family time. This is the reason why we want to work at home and do our home-based business. Build your family relationship. After all, when you are satisfied and happy, you could do more and that makes you productive. Happy people are productive people.

4. Makes Things Easy

Many people believe that they could build their credibility by making themselves hard to understand. In our home-based business, we need to be simple. Work at home opportunities need simplicity. We must try to create simple ways so that people could appreciate us and understand what we are trying to say or do.

5. Go Back To Whys

Always go back why you started your business. Don't forget it. It is so hard to accept that after a while, after investing so much efforts and time, you are out of your objectives. The WHYs will keep us always moving.

There are a lot of ways to improve our Internet Home-Based Businesses. These are only 5 of the many ways. Keep adding.