Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nothing is More Important Than Persistence

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." --Calvin Coolidge

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Believe in the goal of becoming a millionaire

" This isn't something to discuss in terms of "possibilities" or "maybes". You must believe that you both deserve to be and will become a millionaire. Many people don't truly believe they deserve more money than what they're already getting. In fact, many people discount wealth as being bad, dirty, an evil and something ignoble to pursue. Yet, this ignores the reality that money creates opportunities both for yourself and for others. With more money, you can help more people just as much as you can help yourself. For example, you will have far greater opportunities to help others through charity donations, mentoring, creating projects that people can be a part of and possible even providing jobs if you're a business person. None of these things are tainted reasons for wanting to be rich."

Excerpt from: 6 Ways to Become a Millionaire

Be Willing To Work Hard

Think Big

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ask For Referrals

Word-of-mouth referrals are probably the least expensive and the most effective way of getting new business. This makes referrals the most important way for home-based businesses to market themselves. Here are several of the best ways of earning great referrals from customers:
  • Do great work: When you do great work, your clients are happy to give you great referrals. Do less-than-great work, and you'll be lucky to get any referrals.
  • Do your work on time and within budget: If you consistently deliver on your promises, you'll soon have more business than you could ever imagine possible. And you'll earn your clients' referrals.
  • Keep your clients well informed: When clients spend their money on you, they want to be kept apprised of your progress, not only to stay in touch with the project, but also to keep a watchful eye out for problems before they get out of hand. Do your clients a favor, and keep them informed about your project's progress. Whether the news is good or bad, your clients and customers will appreciate your forthrightness and candor.
  • Be dependable: If anything, you should always keep your word — even when it hurts. If you promise to do something, do everything in your power to keep your promise, no matter what it takes to follow through on it.
  • Be flexible: Customers and clients appreciate vendors who are flexible and willing to meet their needs, no matter what those needs are. Not only that, but also, they will pay more for that flexibility. Think what you can do in your business to better meet your customers' needs.
  • Thank your clients for their referrals: Everyone likes to be appreciated for what they do. Your customers are no different. Be sure to thank them for their referrals with a hand-signed card or small gift.
Excerpt From How to Succeed in Your Home-based Business

Help Me, Help You

"Your home business is not about the products or services that you sell. Your home business is not about the prices that you charge for your goods and services. Your home business is not about your competition and how to beat them. Your business is all about your customers, or clients, period. After all, your customers are the people that will ultimately decide if your business goes boom or bust. Everything you do in business must be customer focused, including your policies, warranties, payment options, operating hours, presentations, advertising and promotional campaigns and website. In addition, you must know who your customers are inside out and upside down."

Friday, February 22, 2013

What is Your Primary Motivation?

"This is one of the most obvious signs of most entrepreneurs heading for doom. If your primary motivation for being in business is to acquire wealth rather than to create and add value, then you’ve started off on the wrong foot. If the drive for money supersedes the drive to create innovative products/services that will add value to your target market, then is time for some serious soul searching."
Excerpt from 7 Reasons Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail in Business

Keep Going

"Entrepreneurs get so easily distracted. We’re creators and so always have new ideas of new projects to pursue. The average entrepreneur will only work at their business concept for 3-10 months before starting to give up on it. Decide what ONE thing you want to pursue and go get it. Dedicate 18 months to the project, build it strategically and you will be amazed at what unfolds for your life."

The Millionaire Messenger

The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard is about taking info that you are passionate about (and others want to know) and turning it into a message that you can sell: via ebook, webinar, video etc... It is a must read for those of us who itching to become millionaires. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What is Millionaire in Training?

My husband and I decided that we were going to work our booties off this year and make 1 million dollars. You heard me right. Our goal is to make 1 million dollars by March 1, 2014.
We don't want to be millionaires because we want to fancy cars, expensive jewelry etc.. We want to pay off our debt, buy a home in cash, and then have the time and resources to give back to our community.
We are self employed and have a miriad of ways that we could make money so we will just have to try them all to get the money coming in. I will be sharing some things with you here- maybe you could be a millionaire in training too.

Thought of the Day

A few days ago someone this on Facebook "What could you sell for $84 to 1000 people a month? If you do this you would make over a million dollars in 1 year." This got Jeff and I thinking. What could we offer for $100? Consulting, website hosting, an actual website? Hmmmm.. Time to think outside the box.