Category Archive: Entrepreneurial Success

Mar 24

You Can NOW Send Money via Facebook Messenger – Paypal Watch Out!

fb message money

Yes my friends, this is a real game-changer!  On Tuesday, March 17th Facebook announced that you can now send money to friends in messenger.

This will be accomplished with a really simple process.  What Facebook has done is added a dollar sign ($) at the bottom of the messenger screen.  All you have to do is tap on it and enter the amount you want to send to your friend and add a debit card and hit send.  It will be just that simple once it’s rolled out to every account.   To accept the cash all your friends will have to do is open the conversation add their own debit card and the funds will be transferred “right away.”  Boom!  That’s a beast-mode world domination move.

So Why Did Facebook Add This Feature?

According to them, conversations were already being had about money on messenger (I told you they’re watching).  According to FB, people were talking about sharing bills, sharing rides on Uber, etc.  So this was a natural progression for them to add this feature.

Facebook does not want it’s users to have to leave their site for anything.  They built this P2P service from the ground up, using their Facebook Ads system as the platform.  All payments processed will be encrypted, safe and secure.  Facebook is planning to go toe-to-toe with services like Paypal and Google Wallet because their service will be FREE of FEES ( at least for now) and will undercut Paypal and their dreaded fee structure.

The only major problem that consumers will have with this service is the fact that Facebook is tracking your every move and if you’re cool with that, then you’ll be cool with this service. I believe that Facebook is watching you more closely than the government.  Dan Kennedy who wrote in his book about Facebook makreting that Facebook is the tie that binds us.  Apple, Amazon, Ebay, Google…they all want the same thing and that is to know and understand consumers, better than consumers even know or understand themselves and by providing a service like this one, Facebook is getting closer and closer to cloning your consumer behavior, which is the main reason why all small business owners should seek to harness the power of FB.   Now is the time.

Check out the replay of my special webinar “The Top 10 Social Media Trends To Grow Your Small Business” and discover what’s hot and what’s not in social media today.

 

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Mar 11

The Print Money Formula 2.0

Larry Beacham did a webinar a few weeks ago for the Network for Women in Business.  The webinar was regarding his Print Money Formula. Man! It was hands down one of (if not) the best training webinar’s that I’ve ever participated in. First, Mr. Beacham provided a tremendous amount of value. This ended up being the kind of webinar training where even if you DID view it, you will want to view it again because the information was so good. So in this article I’d like to give you the top 3 things I learned from Larry Beacham’s Print Money Formula webinar.

Take What You Know and Turn It Into Dough

Everybody’s knows something about something.  And even though where you are right now may not be at the “guru” or “expert” level, you probably know more about some things than some other folks. And how you can tell that you know some things is when other people start to ask you questions about what you know. If you find that you are spending a lot of your time answering questions about a particular subject then that is probably your (as Larry puts it) MONEY ZONE. On a scale of 1 to 10 you may be a 5, but couldn’t a level 5 teach a level 3, 2 or 1? Yes you can.

Put Your Intellectual Knowledge in Digital Format

Any information product that you have should be presented to your target audience in a digital format. Digital is the best way to deliver your intellectual property because it can be instantly downloaded. And by digital this means your product could be in the format of an audio program, like a cd or it can be a downloadable report or e-book. Digital products is the wave of the future and you should make sure that everything you own has some form of digital delivery method.

Take the arduous work out of the process by accessing Larry’s Print Money Formula 2.0 program

In Larry’s Print Money Formula program he shows you how to take your ordinary walk around knowledge and turn it into instant cash daily. He shows you how to craft and structure a simple process that will help you to recognize the money all around you and how you can start collecting it TODAY. In other words, he’s going to show you how to truly MAKE money – manufacture it literally on the spot. He is also going to meticulously show you every last detail of how to implement the methods so that you get RESULTS.

If you have a chance, take the time to watch the video, he will walk you through the Formula and will show you how to take the next steps to monetizing your message. Plus he will show you all the bonuses that are included inside of his program, which makes the entire package just that much more valuable. But don’t take my word for it. See it for yourself.

Watch the video and pick up your very own copy of the Print Money Formula 2.0.

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Mar 09

February 2015 Monthly Goals Report

Here is my feedback on my goals for the Month of February:

In the month of February, I hired a coach.  He told me that if I didn’t have a detailed plan for achieving each and every one of these goals that I should get rid of them.  I am not going to get rid of my goals.  I may or may not achieve all of them in 2015, but I will leave them out there as a reminder of what I told myself that I could achieve.  I believe that I can achieve all of these goals, so I am not going to stray away from them.

FINANCES

  • I will easily pay off $6,000 in credit card debt by 12/31/15.

I am rebounding from my slip up and in the month of March I will report on exactly how much of this $6,000 that I have retired.

  • I will easily save a minimum of $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15.

I continue to work towards this goal.  In the month of March I will report on exactly how much I have accumulated towards this goal.

  • I will consistently be making an extra $10,000 per monthly by 12/31/15.

My extra rose a little bit and went from $942 in Jan. to $1,043 in Feb.  That’s only a $100 increase, so I have to work on specific plans like my coach has advised to accomplish this goal.

BUSINESS

  • I will easily publish a minimum of 300 videos/articles on my blogs by 12/31/15.

I have to develop a plan to make this happen.  I want video marketing to be an integral part of my strategy.  So this month. I was able to post 6 new videos on the Network for Women in Business Youtube account and I also posted a few new articles on my blogs.  I will begin to keep a tally so I can have an accurate count and will monitor my other business statistics which will go towards keep track of the overall health of my business.

  • I will easily re-launch my Social Media Mastery course by May 1, 2015.

I have not started on this as of yet. (same comment for Feb.)

  • I will easily with grace and style sell out my Small Business Boot Camp for Women by 7/15/15.

I am almost done with the website. Promotion to come soon. (I have created my plan of attack to promote this event heavily over soaicl media.  I will open the cart officially this weeken.

  • I will easily launch 2 live profitable webinars each month beginning January 2015.

I had one profitable webinar in 1 extremely profitable webinar and that was the Print Money Formula webinar with Larry Beacham.  That webinar generated $1,000.00 and of which I earned a $500 affiliate commission.  Not bad.  Larry Beacham is my coach and he showed me how to print money on that night.

  • I will easily publish 25 books on Kindle by 12/31/15.

I did not upload any books in February.  But I did figure out that network marketing is my best niche.

  • I will easily grow my Network for Women in Business to 200 members by 12/31/15.

By hiring a coach I have received confirmation on my strategy I just must execute it now.  I am working on the website and I am planning a complete relaunch for mid-April.

  • I will easily grow my network for women in business list to 10,000 by 12/31/15.

I do have a strategy for doing this. I will implement it.  I have added some new people to my list, I have to do a better job of keeping track of the numbers.

  • I will easily host my wellness business retreat at Canyon Ranch by October 15, 2015.

This event is scheduled. I need to begin promoting it.

  • I will easily have 5 professional speaking engagements by 12/31/15.

I spoke at 72 hours of Power in February and will be speaking at the SASSY Conference on March 14th, I am speaker at the Moms 2.0 Summit on May 1st

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • I will easily lower my blood pressure by June 30, 2015.

I went to doctor and my blood pressure was only slightly elevated. The doctor was concerned with my bottom number being over 90 and near 100. So he prescribed some medication and told me that I only need to take half of a pill. And he said only for 6 months. But my sugar levels and cholesterol levels are amazingly fine.

  • I will easily attend all of my well care visits by February 2015 and again in the Fall of 2015.

I am a little behind but I had my physical last week and I had my mammogram on Sat. I am sure both are fine. I am scheduled visit my obgyn and I have to schedule a colonoscopy soon as well.

  • I will easily post all updates from my well care visits on my blog by March 1, 2015.

I am a little behind, but I above list my latest updates.

  • I will easily complete a 7-10 Green Juice Cleanse 3 x’s per year by 12/31/2015

I have not started this yet, but I need to do one this quarter, so maybe next week.

  • I will easily with grace and style and discipline run/walk 3 miles per day for 6 days per week by 12/31/15.

I have not started walking yet.

  • I will easily release 50lbs of extra weight by 12/31/15.

So far I have lost 7lbs. that have stayed off consistently. I lost 10 in January, but gained 3 in Feb.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • I will easily complete Tony Robbins Personal Power 30 Day program at least once by 12/31/2015.

I am going to order this program and start it soon.

  • I will easily read 12 books by 12/31/15.

I am reading “Speak and Grow Rich” right now.  So far so good.

  • I will easily develop a rock solid daily morning ritual by January 30, 2015.

I am still working on a morning ritual. I do have a ritual but it’s not filled by any means with motivation and meditation.

  • I will easily attend church at least 1 per month every month by 12/31/15.

I have only attended church once this year and that was in Jan. I did not attend in Feb., but will make it my business to attend in March.

  • I will easily perform one act of giving each month by 12/31/15.

LIFESTYLE

  • I will easily find myself on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean at least once by 12/31/15.

I am going to work on this.

  • I will easily get regular spa treatments (massages and facials) on a monthly basis by 12/31/15.

I have not started this.

  • I will easily have a regular housekeeper by March 1, 2015.

Not yet.

  • I will easily treat myself to a new outfit and pair of shoes once a month by 12/31/15.

I bought myself two new sweaters in February.

  • I will easily begin the process of acquiring an investment property by 12/31/15.

I am still working towards this goal.  I may have to move this to 2016.

Well, as you can see, some of these goals are aspirational. You may see some changes here, but for now I will keep reporting.

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Mar 09

January 2015 Monthly Goals Report

Here is my feedback on my goals for the Month of January:

Overall I can say that writing these goals down have really helped me. I am off to a good start to this year as it relates to achieving these goals. Well, let me rephrase that…in some areas I am off to a good start and in other areas I am having a hard time getting the wheels turning. So with that being said there is proof in the pudding so I am now going to review my January of 2015. Here goes:

FINANCES

  • I will easily pay off $6,000 in credit card debt by 12/31/15.

I have consistently paid down on my credit cards. I paid X amount on my debt, but I slipped up by putting a random sporadic charge on one of my cards for almost $500 on something that I didn’t even really want. I promised myself that I would add that money back by the end of February. I will let you know how that goes.

  • I will easily save a minimum of $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15.

I have not dipped into my Mutual Fund savings and have consistently added funds every month, but it’s not enough to have $5,000 in liquid fun cash by 12/31/15. I am going to have to get more serious about this. One of the ways that I am doing this is by canceling a lot of monthly fees that are coming out of my account for items and services that I don’t even use. I have added these monthly fees up and they total over $600.00. So if I just saved that amount of money I would be able to save the $5,000. I will do better.

  • I will consistently be making an extra $10,000 per monthly by 12/31/15.

I am wondering if this is a reach goal and not a realistic one. Hmmm…All together if I add the money that I made that was EXTRA,, meaning above and beyond what normally comes in (and that’s what this goal is about-Turning my extra income into serious income.), then I made a total of $942.00. (Right now you can’t see this, but I had to stop writing to run reports to verify how much I earned that was “Extra.”I will do a better job of tracking this.

BUSINESS

  • I will easily publish a minimum of 300 videos/articles on my blogs by 12/31/15.

This goal may have been a little over zealous. I may just during one of my vacations knock out a large majority of these videos. But I have to come up with a strategy for this.

  • I will easily re-launch my Social Media Mastery course by May 1, 2015.

I have not started on this as of yet.

  • I will easily with grace and style sell out my Small Business Boot Camp for Women by 7/15/15.

I am almost done with the website. Promotion to come soon.

  • I will easily launch 2 live profitable webinars each month beginning January 2015.

I had one profitable webinar in January.

  • I will easily publish 25 books on Kindle by 12/31/15.

I did not upload any books in January.

  • I will easily grow my Network for Women in Business to 200 members by 12/31/15.

By hiring a coach I have received confirmation on my strategy I just must execute it now.

  • I will easily grow my network for women in business list to 10,000 by 12/31/15.

I do have a strategy for doing this. I will implement it.

  • I will easily host my wellness business retreat at Canyon Ranch by October 15, 2015.

This event is scheduled. I need to begin promoting it.

  • I will easily have 5 professional speaking engagements by 12/31/15.

I spoke at 72 hours of Power in February and will be speaking at the SASSY Conference on March 14th, I am speaker at the Moms 2.0 Summit on May 1st

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • I will easily lower my blood pressure by June 30, 2015.

I went to doctor and my blood pressure was only slightly elevated. The doctor was concerned with my bottom number being over 90 and near 100. So he prescribed some medication and told me that I only need to take half of a pill. And he said only for 6 months. But my sugar levels and cholesterol levels are amazingly fine.

  • I will easily attend all of my well care visits by February 2015 and again in the Fall of 2015.

I am a little behind but I had my physical last week and I had my mammogram on Sat. I am sure both are fine. I am scheduled visit my obgyn and I have to schedule a colonoscopy soon as well.

  • I will easily post all updates from my well care visits on my blog by March 1, 2015.

I am a little behind, but I above list my latest updates.

  • I will easily complete a 7-10 Green Juice Cleanse 3 x’s per year by 12/31/2015

I have not started this yet, but I need to do one this quarter, so maybe next week.

  • I will easily with grace and style and discipline run/walk 3 miles per day for 6 days per week by 12/31/15.

I have not started walking yet.

  • I will easily release 50lbs of extra weight by 12/31/15.

So far I have lost 7lbs. that have stayed off consistently. I lost 10 in January, but gained 3 in Feb.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • I will easily complete Tony Robbins Personal Power 30 Day program at least once by 12/31/2015.

I am going to order this program and start it soon.

  • I will easily read 12 books by 12/31/15.

I am almost finished “What to Say When You Talk To Yourself.” I have completed, “Start With Why” and I am almost finished “the Alchemist.” People have said that they were able to read the Alchemist in one setting. I have found the book to be completely boring. I keep picking it up and putting it down. I am in no way intrigued or even have a burning desire to find out how it ends. I was sad when I finished “Start With Why,” because for some reason this book intrigued me.

  • I will easily develop a rock solid daily morning ritual by January 30, 2015.

I am still working on a morning ritual. I do have a ritual but it’s not filled by any means with motivation and meditation.

  • I will easily attend church at least 1 per month every month by 12/31/15.

I have only attended church once this year and that was in Jan. I did not attend in Feb., but will make it my business to attend in March.

  • I will easily perform one act of giving each month by 12/31/15.

LIFESTYLE

  • I will easily find myself on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean at least once by 12/31/15.

I am going to work on this.

  • I will easily get regular spa treatments (massages and facials) on a monthly basis by 12/31/15.

I have not started this.

  • I will easily have a regular housekeeper by March 1, 2015.

I have not yet start this.

  • I will easily treat myself to a new outfit and pair of shoes once a month by 12/31/15.

I did buy myself some new shoes in January.

  • I will easily begin the process of acquiring an investment property by 12/31/15.

I am still working towards this goal.

Well, as you can see, some of these goals are aspirational. You may see some changes here, but for now I will keep reporting.

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Feb 05

Facebook Fan Page Call to Action Buttons

On December 11, 2014 Facebook announced the launch of Facebook Fan Page Call to Action Buttons.  This new feature will allow businesses to link these buttons to any destination outside of Facebook.  This is good news and is a major change that is highly favorable for small businesses.  As a coach, there is one thing that I’ve always advised small business owners about when it comes to social media.  And that is to find your idea clients on social media, but then to ultimately pull them out of social media and on to your list as soon as possible.  These new Call to Action (CTA) buttons will definitely help entrepreneurs to achieve this goal.

Facebook Call To Action Buttons Positioned In the Right Place

The new buttons are strategically placed in the within the time line just to the left of the “LIKE” button.  Now entrepreneurs can use their timeline cover images to assist in drawing attention to these buttons.  An example of making the maximum use of your timeline cover images to assist with ensuring that the appropriate action is taken is shown below:

FB Call to Action Button

What Can You Do With This New FB Call To Action Button?

The possibilities are endless for entrepreneurs when it comes to this Facebook Call To Action Button.  Some of the choices that you have to choose from as it relates to actions are:

  1. Shop Now – This is great for online stores and online sellers
  2. Contact Us – This is great for realtors, coaches and all other service providers
  3. Sign Up – For folks like me who have membership organizations and course offerings, this is perfect.
  4. Book Now – What if you’re a speaker, or personal trainer, comedian, photographer, etc?  This is great.
  5. Use App – If you have designed a custom app, this is perfect for you.
  6. Play Game – This is a perfect call to action for online gamers.

I am sure that based on the suggestions above that your creative juices have started to flow and you can see how this can be of benefit to you.

How to Maximize the New FB Call to Action Buttons?

The way you utilize these buttons will be different based on your business needs.  The beauty of these buttons is that they’re easy to to update.  You can actually update them everyday if you choose to.  But I would suggest a weekly or bi-weekly rotation.

I would also recommend that you change your timeline cover often.  Change to match whatever it is that you’re offering that week or month.  And make sure the timeline cover is relevant to your offer.  Can this get expensive?  No.  It doesn’t have to especially if you utilize the services of someone from FIVERR.  Here is the link to my favorite guy on FIVERR: https://www.fiverr.com/rudyisfat/design-header-image-for-websiteblog?funnel=201502051453428299099660 This guy does amazing work and it’s a steal for only $5.00.

The next thing you will want to do is create a post that is related to your offer and promote that post to get new traffic to your website and to ensure that your Timeline Cover and Call to Action Button and Offer are being seen by new people in addition to the ones who have liked your page.  This is really important.

The next thing you will want to do is TEST, TEST, TEST.  Make sure to test your offers to find out which CTA buttons work best for your page and your audience.  You will want to figure out, which CTA buttons have the best click through rates (CTRs) and Conversion Rates.  You will want to test different Timeline Covers with the same CTA button to see which creatives perform better than others.  All of this type of testing is done to ensure that you get the best possible response and that you achieve all of your goals.

Drive Massive Traffic With FB Timeline Call to Action Buttons

At the end of the day, the ultimate goal with this new tool (FB Timeline Call to Action Buttons) is to drive massive traffic to your websites, blogs or landing pages and increase your bottom line.  You can achieve a tremendous amount of success doing this with FB, as the site has over 1 billion users and your ideal clients are definitely on the site.  So get started now using this tool because it’s one of the best yet for Facebook Fan Pages.

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Jan 07

How Badly Do You Want Freedom?

freedomThis was the title of an email that I received today, “How Badly Do You Want Freedom?  It was interesting to me that as I read that title and then proceeded to read the rest of the email.  I noticed that this wonderful person was trying to sell me her opportunity.  Then I boldly thought to myself, “The last time I checked slavery has been over years!”  Then I thought to myself what is it that make people feel like they’re trapped?  Why do people feel as if they’re not free, especially, when no one is forcing us to do ANYTHING AT ALL.   If you don’t want to go to work, you don’t have to.  If you don’t want to live in a house, you don’t have to?  If you don’t want to drive a car, you don’t have to.  We really don’t have to do any of these things.

People Feel Trapped by the Simple Cost of Living

Then it dawned on me that  people are trapped by the simple COST OF LIVING.  The bare necessities of life are keeping people stuck in jobs they hate, living with people they can’t stand, eating cheap food and wearing cheap clothes.  Isn’t that interesting?

Think about it.  It does actually costs money to live.  You need a roof over your head, lights, gas, phone, food, etc and these are the bare essentials.  And unless you are extremely self sufficient, you won’t be able to have any of these things without income.   We need income to supply us with the things we need and not to mention the things we want.  So what does the average person do?  Right.  They go out and get a job.  But not just any old job.  We go out and get a GOOD JOB.  Well, most of the time it’s after we’ve done a few other things like go to school, then go to college.

This is what they have called the American Dream.  But the so-called American Dream has turned into a night mare for many people.  Especially in light of the fact that many folks have gone into debt (student load debt) to try to position themselves for that so-called “good” job.

Okay.  I am ranting.  So let’s get back to the question.  What do people want to be free from?  Well, I’ll tell you.  They want to be free from:

  • Jack ass bosses
  • Student Loan Debt
  • Credit Card Debt
  • Mortgage Payments
  • Car Notes
  • Getting Up When they don’t feel like it.
  • Time Clocks
  • 1 Hour Lunch Breaks
  • Spouses they can’t stand (but are stuck with because they can’t afford to leave)

And the list goes on and on.  But the answer is not always entrepreneurship.  Sometimes the answer is finding a career instead of a job.  It may mean that you still work for someone else, but at least you’re doing what you love.  Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.  Truth be told, most people don’t have the discipline to be an entrepreneur.  Because often times what happens is you end up being  a slave to your business versus being a slave to your job.  But the difference is that those who love what they do can work on their passion all night and hop right out of bed the next day and get right back on the saddle because they love what they do.

And that’s the real key to freedom…finding something that you love to do.  Because when you do what you love, work becomes play.  Then the next thing you should attempt to do is to get the monkey off of your back or in other words, GET OUT OF DEBT.  This will give you a real since of relief when you can honestly say that you don’t owe anyone anything.

So, at the end of the day, when you want to get rid of those things that you feel are keeping you in bondage bad enough, then you will do something to change that.  And you are already FREE to make that change.  If anyone never told you before, I’m telling you now…You’re FREE to change ANY situation that you find yourself in.  So the question becomes, How Badly Do you Want To Exercise Your Freedom?

 

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Dec 06

Why Continuous Learning is the Key to Success

quantum leapContinuous learning is the key to success because the only way to get to the next level in life is by learning something new.  You see the problem with most people is that they don’t know what they don’t know.  They’re in a state of unconscious incompetence.

I am really blown away by the success of some people.  I have seen them soar.  Some people have gone from average to above average in a seemingly short period of time.  Not just because they were good at what they did, but it was because they paid people good money to help them with the things that they were not good at.  These people weren’t unconsciously incompetent.  They knew what they didn’t know and they were smart enough to pay someone to handle those things that they were not good at.  Please pay close attention to this statement.  (they were smart enough to pay someone to handle those things that they were not good at)  You see this is the difference between those who are successful and those who are not.

It’s not easy.  As a matter of fact, it’s hard.  It’s damn hard.  I noticed that people really engage a lot of times when I conduct a lot of my trainings.  As a matter of fact, one gentleman came up to me and he said that he was blown away by my training because he felt as if I really new what I was doing.  I wasn’t one of those people that said SEO and didn’t even know that SEO stood for Search Engine Optimization.  I came across as knowledgeable because I am self taught.

I believe in continuous learning as the model for success

I know that applied knowledge is power, which is the reason why I will never stop learning.  Not only will I not stop learning, but I also will not stop applying the things that I have learned.  I am excited about the future because I know that if I keep learning and improving that I will continue to grow.  I read a statistic that most people stop learning by the time they turn 25.  I believe that it’s a tragedy.  I am committed to growing old with continuous learning as a part of my life plan because most problems in life can be cured with some good training.  A good friend once told me that.  And I believe him.

Become a member of the Network for Women in Business and get continuous training to grow your business.

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Nov 04

Women Networking – The Lifeblood of Female Entrepreneurship

Lately there has been a rise in women networking and that’s a good thing. Business women who surround themselves with other successful women tend to grow. This article explores why networking for women is so important.
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