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Where do you want to be in 2-5 Years

2-5 years

Where do you want to be financially in 2-5 years?

10 Business Ideas For Making Extra Money After Work

Here are 10 reasons why it pays to work at home:

Personal freedom

If you’re used to spending hours in traffic to and from work every day, some of the most exciting advantages to starting a home-based business are your newfound freedom and the retrieval of lost time. The average American spends 348 hours each year commuting, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Suddenly with a home-based business, you have those extra hours to regain control of your personal life. Plus, there are no bosses, no dress code, no set work schedule, and no office politics to maneuver. All you need is personal drive, discipline, and time-management skills.

You get to keep the money you make 

It’s a simple principle: the harder you work, the more money you can make. Your earning potential is directly proportional to your performance, so you don’t have to wait for a raise or a promotion. You work harder, and you produce more. You’ll also save money on gas and food. Preparing lunch at home is more cost efficient and offers a nice break in your workday.

Increased opportunity 

With so many corporations and industries in a slump, starting your own home-based enterprise means you can create your own income-producing opportunities. Good job prospects can be scarce in some industries, and promotional opportunities within major companies are also shrinking.

Less risk 

Running a business from home takes much less startup cash than a freestanding business, or even a franchise location. And once your business is up and running, it’s cheaper and easier to maintain than a separate business location.

Tax advantages 

There are a number of tax advantages to having your home and office under one roof. You can deduct a part of your home’s operating and depreciation expenses on your home as business expenses. This can be a percentage of your mortgage, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and/or the expenses of household maintenance.

More time for friends and family 

This is especially important for parents of school-age children: you can see the kids off to school and on most days be home when they return. Also, if someone is sick, it’s easier to leave your home’s desk than one in someone else’s office.

Less stress 

It’s a little less stressful to juggle the demands of work and family when you know you can stay home to care for a sick child and generally set your own schedule.

Opportunities for professional growth

Being your own boss gives you the chance to wear a lot of hats: sales director, marketing professional, strategist, business development manager, and more. This gives you insight into and experience with all the aspects of running a business, which, in turn, makes you even more marketable.

Increased productivity 

Now that you no longer have to budget time and energy for commuting or a succession of useless meetings, you should have a lot more time and energy to make your business a success.

A creative outlet

Launching your home-based can be an opportunity for you to give birth to your passions and hobbies and create a money-generating outlet for your unique and creative talents.

by AllBusiness editors

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The Fear of Losing

Do you have a fear of losing when it comes to your network marketing/direct sales business?

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

Most people play not to lose than they actually play to win. Stepping in a direction of changing your life will always have a risk of it not working out but always consider the alternative. What happens if you don’t change your life? Do you want to be exactly where you are in 5-10 years? I surely don’t!  Feel the same way? Do something to change that.

If you have never heard of the law of attraction I would highly recommend you to watch the movie “Secret”. But long story short, what you focus on grows in your life. Therefore, if you are constantly focusing on negative things in your life and business, then you will attract even more negative things. However, when you shift your focus on all the positive things around you, you will start attracting more of the positive stuff in your life including your business. 

Play to win and get ahead in your life. What is your WHY in building your business? Really think about that. What is the WHY that makes you cry?  Why did you start your business? Really think about that, put it in front of you daily, and step out of that comfort zone so your not stuck.  You got this! 

Alison

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How to get People to Join your Business

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The question really is, how do you get people to do anything?

How do you get people to join your business? When someone says to me that no one is joining their team, I say “Okay, how many people did you prospect last week?” “Well, only two.” Well, okay, even if you’re amazing at recruiting, and you have a 50% close rate, that’s one person.

How many people are you asking on a daily basis? That’s a big question. Are you speaking with at least 2 new people a day, 10 people a week?

There is hope. Yes, there is.

So how do you get people to join your business? You have heard it is a numbers game and it certainly is, however, you should always be working on improving your skills. Mindset and personal development skills. There are many network marketing industry trainers out there to tap into.  Always work to improve your conversion rate and the way that you do that is by listening to network marketing trainings online, going through network marketing books, practice, all of these things. Spend time studying the network marketing industry. Learn more on persuasion, influence, prospecting, closing.

So, want more people to join your team? Number one, work on your skills and that comes with practice. That comes with studying. Number two, it does come to a numbers game. It does.

19 hard things you do to be successful

I don’t want to say to just keep prospecting without giving you the advice of work on your skills too, so it’s a one-two punch. You work on your skills, and you get out there and hit the numbers.  That is how you will build a large organization and an awesome business. Best wishes. You got this!

Alison Boers

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Forget Failures In Your Network Marketing Business

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything ...

Forget failures

Therefore, forget failures in your network marketing business. Also, it will be very hard for you to find someone of success that has made no mistakes or didn’t fall on their face a few times along the way. Why then does it matter that you didn’t succeed at something in the past.

Why do many people fail in network marketing? There are many reasons why they fail and I’m going to point out exactly what people should look for, so that doesn’t happen to them.

6 Reasons Why I Failed to Build a Network Marketing Business by profitableventure.com
  • Wasn’t prepared. The first reason why I failed to succeed in the network marketing industry was lack of preparation. …
  • Had the wrong perception. …
  • Lacked sales skills. …
  • Was afraid of rejection. …
  • Lacked leadership skills. …
  • I gave up too soon.
The thing about network marketing, is that if you stick with it and work hard, you can make an infinite amount of money. But, if you are like a lot of people, there’s a good chance you’ll get discouraged and quit.

It is all about what you focus on.

IF you focus on anything but where you want to go, you have already lost the game. Keep that goal in front of you at all times.  Where do you want to be in your business, who do you want to be?  Forget failures. You will have many ups and downs along the way, you will get many NO’s and that’s ok!  Above all, keep your eyes on the prize and keep reaching.  Stay strong, you can do this.  You got this!

 

Alison Boers  http://www.AlisonBoers.com

http://www.BellaCandleMom.com

 

Tonality

Geodynamics | Presentation skills – 1. Voice

Here’s the thing about tonality

This is the big problem, most people, they’re looking for a script. But if you use the wrong tonality in a network marketing recruiting script, it doesn’t work.

You can study network marketing recruiting materials all day long but if you don’t understand HOW to say things, your results won’t be great.

Ever practice what to say
to a prospect but it just didn’t
go well?
People that are good at sales are
naturally good at one thing that most
people don’t understand

It isn’t what you say, it’s HOW you 
say it, how you inflect your voice
at the right time.

Today, you are going to get to watch
a video that no one else in our space is
teaching.
IF you are serious about getting more results in your network marketing recruiting, be sure to watch the below video where he shares:
  1. How to sound when calling leads
  2. How to sound when you want to get someone to join or buy
  3. EXACTLY what I say to people after they have watched a presentation and more importantly HOW I sound

Ray Higdon’s Training

Ray Higdon is an incredible network marketing trainer.  Be sure to check out all his awesome business building information here at http://rayhigdon.com/blog/

You Don’t Get Paid by the Hour

“You don’t get paid by the hour. You get paid by the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn

It isn’t enough to say how much you have been working or that you have been “busy”. What have you been busy doing? In other words, how many people are you exposing to your presentation and opportunity each month/week/day? In addition, you will face some rejection. Not comfortably in your home office watching videos.  For instance, make it a point to talk to at least 2 new people a day about your business, that is 10 new contacts a week! Do this week after week. After that, your business WILL  grow.

Your attitude and belief will come across in the way you talk to people… some will catch your excitement, your urgency and your belief and choose to join you, going on to share their new business with that same level of excitement, passion and commitment as well.

Here’s the thing: in order to be successful in your business, you need to develop the attitude that you are going to the top. Along the way, you’re going to take a lot of people with you. Along the way, you’re going to leave even more people behind. Not because you chose to leave them there, but because THEY chose to stay there. And there’s nothing you can do about it. You have not control what others choose to do. Only yourself.

You got this!

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Alison Boers

www.BellaCandleMom.com

Stop Complaining and Change!

How many times have you seen an, “Ugh, I hate Mondays” post on social media?

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Those who are completely happy have put themselves in that position because anything other than happiness just isn’t acceptable. They made sacrifices and worked hard until they reached the level of happiness they were striving for.

It all comes down to identifying what it is that you want, formulating a plan to get there and then working hard until you reach your desired goal. It has nothing to do with luck.

If you are unhappy, you currently have two options: You can complain about it and hope it magically changes, or you can set out to make a change. For the latter, here is a simple four-step plan to help you achieve happiness. If you are unhappy you owe it to yourself to make a change — life is too short to delay any longer.

1. Determine why you are unhappy.

There are several reasons why you could be unhappy — you could be working a job that you don’t truly love, working with people you don’t enjoy being around or doing something you are over-qualified for.

It might not be work related at all — you might be in a dead end or unhealthy relationship. There could be a million different reasons, and it’s up to you to identify them. Whatever they are, just know that you aren’t going to find true happiness until you first single out what the problem is.

2. Change your attitude.

The first thing I mentioned above was the “FML” and “Ugh, I hate Mondays” social media status updates we all see on a regular basis — that type of attitude sets the tone. If you are constantly filling your head with a negative outlook, what do you expect will happen?

Negative thoughts breed negativity and unhappiness, while positive thoughts breed positivity and happiness.

When it comes down to it we are all responsible for our own happiness. The only way you will be happy is by changing your attitude and understanding that you are in full control, and fully capable of changing your situation.

3. Create a plan to reach happiness.

When you know why you are unhappy and are armed with a positive attitude, you can start to devise a plan to achieve happiness. This is where many people hit a mental roadblock and self-doubt enters their minds.

“I’m not going to find a better job.”
“I wont find someone else.”
“I’m too old to start a business.”

Excuses are made to justify remaining miserable. If you are serious about truly being happy you need to push all self-doubt out of your mind and commit to developing a plan to become happy. Determine what your ultimate end goal is and reverse engineer the steps you will need to take to reach it.

4. Take action and don’t look back.

With your plan outlined it’s time to move forward and never look back. Simply taking action doesn’t guarantee results — your journey to happiness could include mistakes, rejection and disappointment. But if you don’t take action there is only one guarantee, and that is your situation will never improve and you will remain unhappy.

Happiness isn’t going to happen overnight — you have to continue to push forward, regardless of how difficult it may appear.

~Jonathan Long~  Entrepreneur.com~

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill

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Some Succeed, Others Struggle

There are reasons why some people succeed, while others struggle.

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If you’re having difficulty converting prospects, here are 10 tips that can give you a leg up:

1. Make an excellent first impression: You may only get a few minutes to really impress someone.

2. Know what you don’t know: The easiest way to turn potential customers off is to come off like a know-it-all.

3. Practice what others teach: Find role models or mentors in the field and watch what they do, then emulate it.

4. Remember people’s names and faces: You never know when remembering someone is going to mean the difference between them listening to you or tuning you out.

5. Be a leader to those below you: As much as you want to climb the ladder, don’t forget to be a role model to those just getting started. They need you to set a good example.

6. Treat your business like a business: Even if direct selling isn’t your primary job, give it the time and respect it deserves, so one day you can make it your No.1 priority.

7. Research, research, research: Learn everything you can about potential customers, and your business. There’s no such thing as knowing too much.

8. Get strong at reading non-verbal cues: Customers often say more with their facial expressions and gestures than they do with words.

9. Act and don’t hesitate: When a decision needs to be made, don’t delay. Chances are, someone else is pursuing the same opportunity you are.

10. Confidence is everything: Belief in yourself is at least half the battle; think positive and you’ll get positive results.

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Alison Boers

The Sizzle Sells the Steak

 

imagesThe Sizzle Sells the Steak

If you’ve ever been camping, you’ve noticed that when you separate
logs on a campfire the fire goes out.  Push them back together and
the fire blazes up.  So with ONE log, you have nothing.

If you have two logs, you’ll have a flame, with three you have a fire,
with four you have a BLAZE!

When having a meeting, be sure that there are at least three people
there, and when the fourth person arrives, your meeting is really
blazing!  We call these sessions “sizzle sessions.”  Your MLM program
is the steak, and it’s the SIZZLE that sells the steak.

This is a good place to bring someone who isn’t quite as
hot as you’d like them to be, they’ll catch on fire!

If you’re at a public place like a restaurant, watch for people who
might be listening in on the conversation.  When the Sizzle Session
is over, hang around a bit and see if anyone approaches you.  They
might not approach while there’s a crowd, but they will after the
others leave.

Start the Sizzle Session by having people tell about something good
that has happened in their business.

When you are finished, part with something like this:  “Just think,
this is as hard as we will ever work!”  Those who have joined your
meeting that are involved in a regular JOB will be motivated to hurry
up and get to that same position.

These lessons have been adapted from “The 45 Second Presentation,”
by Don Failla.

Alison Boers