You Will Fail – But Are You a Failure?

Frustration of FailingEveryone fails.  It’s part of life.  An important part.  We learn from our mistakes, our failures.  But they do NOT make US failures.

Thomas Edison had over 10,000 failed attempts at harnessing electricity to create the light bulb.   But you know what he said?

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas A. Edison

If he had allowed those failures to determine HIM as a failure, he would have given up, would have never found the solution.  Someone else would have invented the light bulb.

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How To Make Something Bigger Than Yourself

all about meGet Rid of the Me Monster

I have to admit, I’ve always been a bit of  a Me Monster.  I’ve run a couple of offline businesses that were one person businesses.  I was  the owner, operator and only employee.   I’ve always liked it that way.

I know what needs to get done WILL get done.  And it will get done the way I want it done.  It’s all about ME!

But now I’m getting older.  I’ve always been pretty healthy, but what if something were to happen to me?   Something that put me out of commission for a couple days, a couple weeks?  I couldn’t work so therefore there would be no income.

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You CAN Do It!

cartoon girl with hand on cheekLooking at the Big Picture Can Cause Panic

Recently I moved my elderly mother in to live with me.  She’s 88 and dementia is setting in.

I put her manufactured home up for sale and it immediately sold.  So I had to make the 4 hour drive up to Washington to pack up her house – get the furniture sold, take a truck load of garbage to the dump and bring the rest back here to Oregon to be put into storage.

It took two weekends to get everything taken care of.  I’m the only immediate family member left, so everything fell on me to get this accomplished.  As I walked through her house on the first trip up, I thought “how am I going to do this by myself?”  I was looking at the big picture and it almost made me sick to my stomach.  There was just no way I could get it all done in 2 weeks.  No way!

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

An Image Can Stimulate Our Minds

So you’ve started your blog and you’re wondering how you can spice it up a bit.

You believe your content is pretty good quality, you’re offering solutions to your readers’ problems, you’re throwing in some personal experiences, empathizing with your audience.

But something’s missing. Old Man

You need a visual.

Sometimes a picture will convey what you just can’t quite get across with words alone.

A good photo or visual image will stick with us.  It can bring the content to life, tell a story,  stimulate our minds and help get the creative juices flowing.  An entire story could be written about the man in this image here.

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What Does it Mean?

question-mark-160071_150When I started out trying to find a way to make money online, I had no idea what some of the terms I was reading meant.  I had to go here and there to discover their meanings.

I decided to organize many of those terms and their meanings here in one place so that you won’t have to search far and wide to learn what they mean.

If you don’t find a specific term here, please leave it in the comment section below so I can add it to this list.

Above the fold – this means the top half of a web page.  It’s the portion you see when you initially go to a web page without having to scroll down.

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Your Worst Nightmare or Your Best Friend?

traffic jamTraffic.

It can be your worst nightmare…

…or your best friend.

In the real world, traffic is not something you seek out.  It slows you down, keeps you from getting where you need to be, distracts you from your goal.  It can prove disastrous and you try to avoid it if at all possible.  It can be your worst nightmare.

But in the world of internet marketing, it’s your best friend.  Traffic is your life blood.  You NEED it!  Without traffic you’re dead in the water, spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere.

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Is There a Secret to Making a Six Figure Income in Just a Few Days?

woman at computerIf you’re new to internet marketing, you might be thinking it’s an easy way to make money from home, sitting there in your pajamas with your computer as your only necessary tool.  You’ll just have to type a few words,  click a few buttons and PRESTO, the money starts rolling in.

Darn!  I wish it was that simple.  Okay, I admit, the title was just to draw you in.  As far as I know, there is no secret to making a six figure income in just a few days.  At least not when you’re just starting out.

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How To Make Money As an Affiliate

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a great way to get started making money online.

In a nutshell, it’s selling products for other people and getting a commission.

But wait!

That doesn’t mean you have to store any products at home or even put out any money at all.  That’s the cool thing about affiliate marketing.

You don’t handle the product.  You just promote it.

This is best done with a WordPress site of your own.  But if you don’t have one yet, don’t worry.  It’s really very easy to set one up.  I’ll write another post on setting up a WP blog.

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Can I Make Money Taking Surveys?

No Investment

There are many ways to make money online without having a website or even any start-up investment and taking surveys is one of them.

Although I have to admit this isn’t the best way to make money online, it was one of the first that came to mind, so I’m going to go with it and let you decide if it’s something you want to pursue.

Benefits

  • No start-up costs
  • No website needed
  • Kind of a fun way to spend some time
  • You don’t need any techie knowledge
  • Anyone can do it, although there are age limits on some sites

BUT -

Before you jump into this, I have to say it’s a risky way to make money online and you won’t make a lot.

If you’re just looking for a little extra pocket money, though, it might be an easy way to do it that just takes some time set aside each day.  You would not have to make any investment.

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Panic and a Guardian Angel

Panic.

The word itself can raise your blood pressure, increase your heart rate.  Panic can make you do things you would never do if you were thinking rationally.

I know you’re wondering how panic and a guardian angel can have anything to do with internet marketing for beginners.  But read on and you’ll see.

There have been two times in my life that I can think of when I really panicked.  I mean brain freeze kind of panic.

Out of Control

One time was when my ’68 Ford Fairlane suddenly careened out of control down Main street in Spokane, WA. many many years ago as I pulled away from a parking spot.

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