Oct 9, 2011

Do You Know Your Weak Spots? Here's How to Identify Them and What You Should Know

YOU as a Business owner must get to know your weak spots. It might hurt at first, but it's a must if you want to move forward in your business. Take the quiz, it will help you identify your week spots as a business owner...

Sep 24, 2011

Is your time worth what you think it is?

I think it's only fitting to share a few tips on how you can start to honor your time like a successful entrepreneur. The article has a simple formula to help you calculate how much each working hour is worth.

Sep 17, 2011

How to Critique Your Failures and Make Them Successes

This week's article offers some very practical ways you can turn your failures around. We don't pay enough attention to the value of failure, Henry Ford once said. "Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely."
Success comes when you learn to embrace your mistakes long enough to let the frustration settle and the lesson to emerge.

Sep 7, 2011

4 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success This Fall

For many of us, things are already picking up for fall. The kids are back in school, clients are ready to kick-start new projects, and time is once again... limited. But before you get swept up in the day-to-day, why not be proactive and set yourself up for your most productive season EVER? In this week's article, you'll learn to do just that!

Aug 21, 2011

A Little Thank You Goes a Long Way

Have you written any thank-you notes lately? In a professional context, writing the perfect "thank you" note can be a little delicate. So read on for 5 simple steps to make sure yours are in top form, it's never too late to say "thank you"! 

Jul 27, 2011

6 Easy Ways to Revive Your Business & Your Passion

Let's talk about reinvention especially for the ladies out there! Why NOW is the time for women to make the SHIFT towards entrepreneurship, towards a life of passion and purpose. Sometimes, reinvention comes in small steps, and other times, it requires bold action.

In today's article, their is six small ways you can mix things up in your business right away.

Jul 12, 2011

Should You Set Up Payment Processing?

Here is a quick and easy revenue booster that you can set up in minutes. If you haven't yet started accepting credit cards for your business, then get ready for increased sales, a competitive edge, and less invoicing headaches.

Today's article will help you decide whether setting up payment processing is the right move for your business, or not...

Jul 6, 2011

Do You Believe in YOU?

If you're doing everything you can externally to make your business work, but aren't getting the results you need, it may be time to look inside.

When your online business slows down in the summer, it's an ideal time to turn inward and focus on your higher self. This week's article will help you take an assessment of where you stand when it comes to a success oriented mindset... take the quiz!

Jun 27, 2011

How to Write a Sales Letter

It's time to write that sales letter! If you sell anything at your Website, a program, a product, a service, or a course, don't miss today's article on how to write a "slippery slope" sales letter. You could be getting MANY more sales than you are now by following this simple 13-step formula.

This is the most popular of the many articles Ali has written, so enjoy!

Jun 20, 2011

Your Fortune is in the Follow Up!

People seeing your message just once wouldn't be enough, so your fortune is in the follow up! Many marketing experts who test their strategies say that repetition is the key.

Look at all areas of your marketing and advertising in your business, and see where you need to add some follow up. See today's article for some quick places to look at to get you started...

Jun 15, 2011

What You MUST Understand About Your Web Numbers

Do you understand your web statistics? It's very important to understand your web numbers, that  information will help you immensely. It's not hard to learn and you will benefit!!!

There are four types of basic “Web numbers” to understand and what to do with those numbers. Learn your web statistics, once you do know, you will actually enjoy the process, because it gives you the power to continually IMPROVE.

Jun 5, 2011

Fraud-Proof Your Online Business

Today's article is about Fraud-Proof Your Online Business to avoid getting highjack!. Use common sense and never think you’re invulnerable to an attack that could derail your business. NEVER give ANY information to anyone via phone or email, especially if they call you!

Consider the following tips, they will help you fraud-proof your online business to protect yourself! 

Jun 1, 2011

Appoint Yourself the Expert!

Today's article is about a condition Ali sees in many of her newer coaching students. It's called "but-I'm-not-an-expert-yet-itis".

These people are afraid to play bigger because "they think" it's not their time yet. This will KILL your business and income!

Read Ali's article to discover her prescription...

May 30, 2011

"Coping With Information Overload"

Today's article by Jim Edwards is a very interesting topic, welcome! "Coping With Information Overload" is to help you effectively deal with the never-ending torrent of online information. Jim shares three simple solutions that will profoundly affect your ability to get things done!

Implementing simple strategies for dealing with information overload online will pay huge dividends in peace of mind and time savings in the future!

May 22, 2011

7 Ways to Use AUDIO to Increase Your Web and E-mail Sales

I know many people use video on their websites now but Ali wants to bring your attention back to audio. Why? Audio is still hot, easier and faster than video!

If you're NOT using audio yet, you're missing out on building a stronger connection with your web visitors and getting a slew more sales. Today's article will give you plenty of simple and effective ideas!

May 5, 2011

5 Ways to Keep Learning & Growing - Even on a Tight Budget

If you're tight on cash these days but want to keep growing, help is here! Don't forget about tried and true low-budget learning options. The five ways listed below are surely nothing new but are here for the taking... enjoy the article!

Apr 18, 2011

5 Reasons To Learn via Live Events

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz Resources

If you're not always learning and growing you will not be as successful in your business! In today's article Ali shares the 5 reasons that attending live events is one of the BEST ways to bring your business forward...


"5 Reasons to Learn via Live Events"
by Alexandria K. Brown The E-zine Queen

I remember six years ago making a decision that would change my life and business forever. I decided to travel across the country to attend a marketing seminar. A few things about this were completely new to me.

1) The fact that I was going to spend over a thousand dollars of my own money to invest in myself. (And also maxing out one of my credit cards to do so - yes, things were pretty tight back then!)

2) Traveling across the country alone and paying for my own flight, hotel, ground transport, meals, etc.

3) Throwing myself into a new environment where I didn't know anyone else.

I'm so glad I made that decision. Not only did I learn amazing information to help my online business (which was brand new at the time), but I met some folks who remain my friends to this day. And my investing in myself in that manner also sent a message to the universe that I was stepping up and "ready to play big."

Today, I spend a tens of thousands of dollars each year on continuing education, including attending live seminars and workshops. And it pays off TENFOLD!

Here are 5 reasons attending live events is one of the BEST ways to leapfrog your business forward:

1) Complete Immersion in Your Subject.

When my friend Jen was in college, she wanted to learn French, so she took the opportunity to spend a semester in France. She shared with me that by doing that she made progress faster than she'd ever thought possible. They call that learning by immersion, and it's proven to be one of the BEST ways to learn fast.

Hey, I'm a big fan of home study - books, CDs, and courses - and learning in "bits". But NOTHING compares to getting away from your office or home, spending a few days with teachers and other "students", and completely focusing on learning new strategies to improve your business.

2) People Who "Get" What You Do.

When I first started my online business, I really didn't have anyone else to talk with about it. My friends, while supportive and sweet, didn't "get" what I was trying to do and of course couldn't offer advice.

I remember walking into that first seminar and within five minutes realized I had hundreds of people to talk with who "GOT" what I was doing! We could exchange ideas, share resources, coach each other, and even cross promote. It was a whole new world and I could never go back.

3) More Business, More Leads, and more High-Level Opportunities.

It wasn't unusual -- even in the beginning of my attending live events -- to come home with on-the-spot sales, more subscribers to my ezine, a few joint venture partners, and speaking invitations.

Another tip I'll give you: The quality of the people at an event often correlates with the price tag of the event. I've found I generally meet more successful people at the events that cost more.

Case in point: In 2003 I attended a very expensive training (the deposit alone was $5,000.00) and for the four days there I sat next to a very successful marketer from Australia whom I got to know well during that time. Well, a few weeks later, he invited me to come speak overseas in Australia, all expenses paid and including a business-class flight! (I doubt that opportunity would have manifested so soon, had it not been for my being there live.)

4) Deals on Continuing Education and Coaching.

Many of the speakers at these events also offer home study courses or some type of continuing education. So it's a great place to check everyone out and decide whose stuff you want to get and who you want to continue learning from. Plus there are usually special offers given there to encourage buying on the spot.

This is a smart move, and you should plan to invest in at least one speaker's package while you're there. I recently attended a seminar in Dallas where I happily dropped $10,000.00 on three different programs while I was there, because their content had just what I was looking for to help skyrocket my sales for the coming year.

5) Visit New Places and Have FUN - in a Tax Deductible Way!

Talk with your accountant about this one, but in most cases these events and trips are completely tax deductible. After all, you're traveling there to learn, network, and increase your business.

And for many of us who work alone a lot, these trips are a great way to let off some steam and enjoy the company of others who are in the same types of businesses we are! Tip: Even if you don't imbibe, hang around the hotel bar. You'll find that's where everyone congregates and deals happen. But be sure to get OUT of the hotel at least one night to enjoy the city you're visiting!

BONUS: Access to the "Gurus" - in Person.

One more thing I forgot to add is that the speakers at these events are usually very accessible. You'll find them hanging out in the hallways, in the lobby, and in the bar. You can catch a few minutes of their time to ask them a quick question or discuss a point they made in their presentation. This is an extremely rare opportunity - you can't just call these guys and gals up and get them on the phone! This type of access is priceless and will also get you more exposure and credibility.

And When All Is Said and Done...

And when it's all over, you'll be dead tired, but you'll have more energy and enthusiasm toward your business than ever before. Plus you'll have new, powerful connections with people and proven strategies ready to implement!

© 2003-2011 Alexandria Brown International Inc.

Online entrepreneur Ali Brown publishes the award-winning 'Highlights on Marketing & Success' weekly ezine with 36,000+ subscribers. If you're ready to jump-start your marketing, make more money, and have more fun in your small business, get your FREE tips now at AliBrown.com


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May your day be colorful & bright!

Mar 9, 2011

This save 5-10 hrs typing per week!

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz & Fun

Today's article by Jim Edwards will help save you
a TON of time and effort!

Do you spend a lot of time on email or other
repetitive typing activities?
Want to cut down the time you spend on email by
90% or more?

Jim reveals the FREE program everyone in his
office uses to save time and avoid mistakes when
typing emails and responding to customer service

Why is this software so cool?

#1 - It's free!

#2 - It eliminates wasted time typing the text
over and over!

... His staff LOVE this software!

The software will help you save a lot of time you
can use to build your business, instead of
practicing your typing skills!
You might want to watch his video that should get
you really excited!
Enjoy reading...
Free Software-ShortKeys -
Quickly Eliminates Time Wasting Tasks
by Jim Edwards ©
All Rights Reserved

Ever find yourself repeatedly typing the same things over and over on your computer?

Maybe you type the same blocks of text into your email messages thirty times a day.

Or maybe you find it hard to remember a long website address and never seem to get all the characters correct when you type it into your web browser’s address bar.

Not too long ago, I came to the startling realization that I spent over 45 minutes every single day just completing repetitive email tasks.

Bottom line: that amounts to over 273 hours a year doing the same things over
and over again - talk about a waste of time!

Now multiply that times my in-house staff of 3 other people and you're talking about 1092 hours wasted on email!

Much to my delight, I discovered a free PC software program anyone can use that instantly gave me back almost all of that waisted time!

With email, I found myself answering the same questions repeatedly.

I spent way too much time retyping or hunting down the answer so I could copy and paste it into my email reply.

On the surface, a task that takes only 30 seconds to complete might not seem like a time waster. But if you perform that task 100 times throughout the day you will chew up almost an hour on repetitive activity.

What if you could reduce that time by 90% or more?

What if you could claim that time back and use it for other, more important things?

Well now you can, because a free software program called "ShortKeys" helps you reclaim the time you waste on most repetitive typing tasks.

Log on to ShortKeys and download the free version of the program, which offers all the features most of us will ever likely need or use.

"ShortKeys" is a macro utility, which means it performs repetitive tasks for you.
In this case, it allows you to set up replacement text or paragraphs for any given number of keystroke combinations you can define.

For example, I set mine up so whenever I type #7faq into an email message, the program automatically inserts six paragraphs with the most frequently asked questions I get from people surfing my 7DayEbook site.

The program quietly monitors your typing activity and, any time you type in a pre-defined keystroke combination, the program will automatically insert your replacement text.

You can use Short Keys with email, word processing, web browser, and even with your web page editor.

You simply choose a word and associate it with the replacement text. I like to begin the word with the # symbol since I rarely use it, especially as part of a word.

ShortKeys will then insert virtually anything you could type, including: simple sentences; extremely long web addresses; single paragraphs; even several paragraphs with up to 3,000 characters of text (and that’s a lot of text!).

Not only do you save time by not manually typing in the sentences or paragraphs, but you will greatly reduce the inevitable errors and typo’s all of us make.

I don't normally get this excited about a free piece of software, but if you ever find yourself typing the same text over and over, get a copy of this program and start using it!

Jim Edwards is an 11-year syndicated newspaper columnist and the co-author of an amazing ebook that will teach you how to quickly and easily use free articles to drive thousands of targeted visitors to your website or affiliate links…
Need MORE TRAFFIC to your website or affiliate links?
"Turn Words Into Traffic" reveals the secrets for driving Thousands of NEW visitors to your website or affiliate links… without spending a dime on advertising!
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To your success!

Feb 26, 2011

Google Strikes Back!!!

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Google Strikes Back!!!

If you haven't heard the big news, Google on February 24th posted an announcement on their blog. This is not good news for many!

» In Google's own words...

"in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking, a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries"

» Here's a few comments from Google...

"This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites, sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful"

This is not good news for anyone that swipe articles and/or videos from directories... get the full scoop at "Google Blog" to read more.

May your day be colorful and bright!