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Out of the Gates and Running – Online

WOW! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I reflect on what has happened to me and what I’ve experienced in this past month.

On February 8 I joined my first Internet Marketing business without a clue as to what I was getting myself into. To say I was overwhelmed out of the gates, in fact through the first 2 weeks would be an understatement. I have entered into the abyss, the great unknown in relation to my understanding of running a business online not to mention selling products as well.

I checked out at least 20 businesses, many claiming the same things; you’ve heard them before. “Join us, we’ll make you a Millionaire in your first 6 months!” or “plug into our system and your computer will literally start spitting out 100 dollar bills”. Well I’ve been down that road before in the 80′s and 90′s with MLM companies and the such, and if I learned one thing its that No Effort=No Reward, so there was no way I was going to fall for those empty claims.

After a few months of toying with the promises of selling cheap vacations to the latest nutritional products I came across a company that for lack of a better description, just had a good feel to it. The products they sell are exactly the materials and education I needed to take on this goliath of a journey that I had set out on. But more impressive than the incredible products I could get my hands on were the PEOPLE. I was invited to one of their webinars to get a preview of the types of training I might receive if I were to invest in. Twenty minutes into the training I knew that this was where I wanted to be. Conducting the training that night was a million dollar Internet expert giving everyone on the call insider secrets that all the top earners use to create their tremendous incomes.

I spent a few days letting all the information set in since I’ve learned not to make decisions based on emotion. I spent the time doing searches on the Internet about the business and its members. Needless to say I saw what I wanted and jumped in like a puppy into a swimming pool not knowing just how deep it is.

I went right to work taking in all the live training webinars and even the recorded trainings located in the back office. I signed up for my merchant accounts, secured my domain and opened my store. I had the great fortune to run across a gentleman named Dwayne Golden who teaches new and old comers how to master internet strategies and the how tos of networking on the internet. In 3 weeks my eyes have been opened to so many things and I’ve made some great strides toward achieving financial success through my Internet business.

At this time my focus is on the next 3 weeks.

Yours in Success,

Todd Marshall

[http://www.internetdreambuilders.com]

Myspace.com/edc4gold

702-358-2817

Why You Should Invest In A Monitored Security System

There are a lot of reasons that you should consider investing in a monitored security system for your home. A lot of things have changed in recent years and times are not as safe as they used to be. There used to be a time where it was safe to leave your doors unlocked and your windows raised when you went to bed at night without worrying about an intruder entering your home. Those times are long gone now, and those who want to stay safe have decided to lock their homes up tight and install alarms to scare off would-be burglars and others who intend to do harm. Here are some reasons that investing in a security system is something you should highly consider doing.

The best reason to have a security system installed is the sense of security that comes from knowing that there is a company monitoring your home. This means you will be able to go to bed at night and sleep peacefully knowing that there is someone keeping an eye on your home. It also means that you will not have to worry about going on vacation and leaving your home unattended.

Another great reason to consider getting a security system is the emergency assistance feature that comes with most of them these days. There is no way to predict when a medical emergency is going to occur in your home. When it does, you do not want to have to worry about trying to locate the phone in a state of panic. Instead, you will be able to go over to the security control panel and hit the emergency button that will alert the company monitoring your home that you are in need of medical assistance.

These are just a couple of good reasons to consider having a monitored security system installed in your home. There are other reasons that will help persuade you but hopefully these are two that are very important to you. There is nothing like having the peace of mind that you will gain when you know that your home is safe and secure. It is also a wonderful feeling knowing that when you need emergency assistance you can get it at the touch of a button. You will feel a weight lifted off your chest when you get your state of the art security system installed in your home.

Your Hobby, Your Job? Starting The Right Business For Happiness and Success

If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’ve already decided that you would like to own your own business, right? This is most likely your first real attempt at self-employment. 65 percent of the business owners out there are first-time owners. Almost 70 percent of new businesses are started from scratch by someone like you.

You probably also have an idea of the type of business you want to start. Keep in mind; some people make bad choices when choosing their business. They only look at the moneymaking side of it. Now I realize, we all want the money, but doesn’t your happiness matter too? Remember, this is your real life, not a fantasy.

Let’s say there are millions of dollars to be made in the paper industry. Let’s say it’s an easy business to get into. I will tell you right now, if you don’t love the paper industry, you will probably fail, regardless of how easy it is, or how much money you can earn. Doesn’t it just make more sense when choosing a new livelihood to choose something you enjoy doing?

There are many business start-up books which suggest not look at your hobbies as a business choice; I strongly disagree. If you can’t wait until you have time off to do the things you enjoy, don’t you think you would enjoy working more if you were doing those things as your job? Now keep in mind, when looking at your hobby as a potential business venture, there is one concern; spending all of your income and profits on your own hobby. Why aren’t cocaine dealers rich? Because they blow all their profits! Do you get what I’m saying? No, I’m not suggesting you take up cocaine dealing; just be careful that you don’t use up your income and profits for a fun time with your hobby before you’ve taken care of business and personal household needs.

A business can be cheap and simple, or complicated and expensive to start-up. If you like the outdoors, it could be as simple as buying a mower, edger, and blower and starting a gardening business. You could go out and buy a small flatbed trailer and haul gravel, decorative rock, or topsoil to people’s homes. Buy a chainsaw and cut down trees. Buy a vacuum, mop, and some cleansers and start a housekeeping service. There are many options for someone with little to invest. Most of the big companies you know of started out very small.

Here are some tips to help you pick your business. First, get your paper out and be prepared to take some notes. Then make a list of your hobbies and interests; things you enjoy doing. Under each one, list all the possible ways to make money with that hobby. Here is an example of what a list should look like:

GOLF

*Operate a golf course

*Build golf clubs

*Teach golf

*Sell golf equipment

*Operate a driving range

*Open a pro-shop

HORSES

*Board horses

*Rent horses for trail rides

*Tack and supply store

*Feed store

*Train horses

*Teach riding

I realize there are many more ways to make money off each of these lists; these are just examples. Spend at least a week letting your mind wander and keep your list with you at all times. You will be surprised at what you come up with on your list. Once your list is complete, look through it for any expertise you may have in any one field.

You’re always better off with more knowledge than the next guy. Some of the categories on your list might need more education to pursue; and education never hurt anyone. You don’t want to lose this opportunity by rushing into something before you’re fully prepared.