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Network Marketers and How to Find the Good Ones…

Where Are They? In this huge jungle of Internet Marketing you get to meet some really great people and you never know when or where it’s going to happen.

“The Good Towels!”

It’s those “special” dishes, the really “nice” sheets, and the big fluffy towels…

In my house, growing up, they were called the “good” dishes or the “good” sheets or the “good” towels.

What that meant, in plain English, was they were NOT to be touched or used. They weren’t for us.

I Am So Overwhelmed

I posted on my blog a while back about people who are overwhelmed by all the information they have been getting. They just don’t know what to do. They need to make money fast and can’t seem to do it online. Their common response to this is to sit and spin, to do nothing at all. Several years ago, my aging mother needed me to care for her. I stepped up to the plate immediately and quit my job (over-the-road truck driver) to stay home and move her into my home. She had five more good years to enjoy her life. At times, being tied to my house and never getting a break became a bit overwhelming. I even had a few occasions to feel sorry for myself. :0) Mom would gently remind me that she had cared for her Mom and my grandmother had cared for both her parents and her in-laws in their golden years. I wasn’t the only one who ever did this. She also asked me on one or two of my "Poor Carol" binges if I had regrets. NO!I did not! When life started getting tough for me and I had no income coming in, I just had to start looking for another route. One road was closed, so I backed up and looked for an alternate route. I knew that my destination was there at the end of the road. I just had to find it. When it got dark and dangerous and seemed like every step I took forward was forcing me back two steps, I just took bigger steps. Mom was always there to remind me that God would never give me more than I could handle. What if I hadn’t stepped up and someone less strong and independent than me had tried caring for her? Maybe they wouldn’t have been able to take the mental strain, or have been physically strong enough to lift her and care for her. Maybe they couldn’t have found an alternate way to support her. It could have ruined someone elses life. Mom could have ended up in a home! I was the lucky one! I was able to work through these overwhelming times and keep focused on that light at the end of the tunnel. I had Mom and my family and friends to support me. (Most of the time.) Bad things happen to people all the time. Sometimes there is just no way to avoid it. You certainly don’t want to wish that...

Do You Stink at Internet Marketing? Can’t Make Money Online?

I think that the #1 reason why most people fail to make money online is indecision! OK, why are you indecisive? You might be indecisive because you are intimidated by the all the technichal stuff . You might be indecisive because of the cost to learn the steps. ( Yes, it does cost both time and money to learn how to succeed online, but college costs time and money too.) Maybe you just don’t know where to go or who to talk to about earning a living online , who can you trust nowadays? Okay, let me start over. Maybe you’ve been working at your  JOB , the surest way to pay for that rent, electric bill, TV/internet subscriptions, food, car, etc. Then one day you start surfing the net, looking for a better way, and get bombarded with people making millions of dollars just by working on the internet , right from the comfort of their own home . You are pulled in and try what the program asks you to do, but what the heck are they asking you to do? Keywords… Websites… Search Engines… Social Marketing… Blogs? What in the heck is all that stuff??? You decide to try the old fashioned way, and  call up your family and friends about your new online opportunity . But what does that leave you with? Certainly not money in the bank, and probably just a lot of ridicule, a lot fewer friends and less invites to dinner at Uncle John’s. OK, don’t get discouraged… Why? Because there are people out there who do succeed at online marketing. If they can, so can you! The only difference between you and them is that they didn’t give up . If you are faced with unfamiliarity or something you don’t understand, say the meaning of the word or function of ‘keyword ’, give yourself a chance and read up on its definition. If you still don’t understood what it means. Just drop it for a bit, no point in getting frustrated. In a few days, try looking it up again… Most likely at this time, you’ll be able to grasp it, or at least learn a bit more about it. Get the idea? As the days passed, and as you repeatedly try to learn the function of a keyword in the search engine, you will start thinking that you aren’t so ‘dumb’ after all. It will all start making sense after all. OK, since you have spent time looking up the defination and meaning for ‘keyword’, why stop there? Remember you are not dumb ? Keep plodding...

What Does the Presidential Debate and Autism Have to do With Marketing Tips?

I know this is supposed to be a blog about marketing online and marketing tips , and I will get to that in just a minute. I just have a heart felt passion that I want to share with you all after watching the Presidential debates the other night. I was left feeling a bit confused and now I’m even curious about Governor Palin’s announcement that autism is an issue near and dear to her heart. Governor Palin has a nephew with autism , and that certainly identifies a personal connection to autism for the Governor, but other than that personal connection, what does she actually have in mind for autism programs ? What plan, if any, does she have in place for autism ? The answer, apparently, is none. The Governor said: “There are a lot of wasteful expenditures in the federal (government),” Palin said. “Let’s get rid of those and put them into strengthening NIH (National Institutes of Health) and these other areas where we can help our kids with autism .” “Here’s the difference between John McCain and our ticket and Barack Obama and Joe Biden ,” she said. “We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk. And that’s why in not just that first speech, but in every speech I give, I talk about being an advocate and a friend in the White House for our families who have members who have these special needs .” I have not heard Governor Palin indicate what expenditures would be cut and what autism programs would be funded in a McCain-Palin administration. Stating over and over that you are an advocate for autistic persons appears to be a clear example of talking the talk, but does not demonstrate that Governor Palin is prepared to walk the walk as she claims. At this point, I don’t think Governor Palin even has an actual plan for how to help autistic persons and their families. Senator Obama , on the other hand, has specified clearly what action he would take if he becomes President . The elements of the Obama plan include: 1. Appoint Federal ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Coordinator to Oversee All Federal ASD Efforts. 2. Fully Fund the Combating Autism Act and Federal Autism Research Initiatives . 3. Support Special Needs Education for children with ASD . 4. Support Universal Screening . 5. Work Together . Senator Obama , not Governor Palin , appears ready to walk the walk to help autistic persons and their families. I’m...

Is Your Life Good Enough…

You know, today’s world is so fast paced. It’s so easy to get caught up in chasing the rainbow… living for that “someday” when things will finally be right

What is the Biggest Mistake Newbie Marketer’s Make?

It’s the same reason 99.99% of the population will NEVER make it big online and never have their own successful business…

Who Else Wants to Learn How Not to Fail …

So many people seem to have problems getting started with their home based business. I know I did and I’ve read that up to 98% of people fail in their very first attempts. Most people forget that they are building a business for themselves and for their own reasons. Only what they put into it will they get out. Only what they sow is what they’ll reap.

Who is Carol, and How Does She Make Money Online?

I’m just a farm gal from Nebraska and my journey to working on the Internet is kind of long and detailed, but I’ll try to keep it short so you don’t get bored.

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