Thursday, May 14, 2015

MLM Curse and a Cure

I participated, promoted, and believed in the possibility of MLM for at least three decades.  Good times and bad I used some 'magical' thinking and the comfort of the group to stay and play.

No More!


The abysmal failure of MLM is covered up by blaming the victims.  The data suggests it is possible but totally improbable for anyone but 50 or fewer out of every 10,000 to succeed. That also means finding 9950 or more who will never succeed in order that you will. Just a fact.

I keep meticulous records and have used my business to reduce taxes to near zero.  Once I left the CONUS I am able to earn plenty without having to pay taxes in the US. Yes, I still have a program because I love the products! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A New Beginning.

Years have past since I looked at this site! I live in paradise, mine anyway, where I lose my sense of time.  I grew up on the northwestern flat lands of Minnesota.  Seasons appeared and disappeared every two weeks, with the exception of winter which runs from the middle of Octobers first snow, through the subzero temps of January into the end of April.  Leaves appear in May and the first two weeks of June were always my favorite.

I live in the first two weeks of June year round now. It seems I have been here only just over two weeks ago. It has been three plus years.

Heading forward I am taking on a new mountain. I will look for the ones with no top. The most interesting is called Integrity.  I'll have a lot to say too. I love to climb and my first evaluation suggests I am deficient in my integrity. Stay tuned!

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. - Ayn Rand

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference. - R. Buckminster Fuller

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. - Samuel Johnson

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. - Harvey Mackay

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Seven Money Making Ways Using Your Opt-In List

An opt-in list is crucial to any site or internet based company. Even for a small venture such as a niche profit site an opt-in list can make a world of difference and also add some extra income to your pocket. Rarely will you see an e-commerce site, big or small, that is without an opt-in list.

An opt-in list allows a company to market their wares and site via e-mail. With an opt-in list, a site and a subscriber consent to sending and receiving a newsletter from your company. You can keep your subscribers abreast of what is currently available in your site as well as whatever is planned.

Because there is mutual consent between the two parties, any mail sent to the list is not considered spam. There is a great number of successfully read promotional materials such as catalogs, newsletters and ezines that are sent because the subscribers themselves have signed up for them, meaning, they do want to be sent those items.

Building a list is crucial, only a small percentage actually subscribe to an opt-in list. Many people find promotional mails annoying but of you provide a good newsletter or promotional material, you will see your list build and grow. You can also achieve this by having good content on your site. If people like what they see and read on your site, then they will want more. Newsletters are a way to attract them back to your site.

But other than marketing your wares and your services, an opt-in list can also be used to earn extra profit. The more subscribers you have, the more money you can make. Here are seven ways to make money using nothing more than your list.

1) Place advertisements. Many corporations will be willing to pay to put their banners and ads on a list with many subscribers. Selling or renting out lists is not a good idea so rather than doing that, many companies would just rather place ads with lists that have a huge subscriber base. Your newsletter can have ads and each one spells money.

2) Have affiliations with other companies that have at least a semblance or relation to your site. Here other companies will provide links and brief descriptions of what their products and services. With every click made on the link that directs or leads a subscriber from your list to their site, the company will pay you. This is P4P or pay for performance.

3) Make deals with other companies by asking for a small percentage of sales done through your list. With every sale done by customers that have come from your list and have gone there because of your newsletter, the other company will pay you a small percentage of your sales.

4) You may also get products from other sites on a consignment basis and sell them to your list via your newsletter. Place descriptions, articles and photos of the product in your newsletter. There will be those who will buy from you and when that happens, you can order the product from the other site and sell it to your buyer.

5) Sell e-books or a compilation of your articles on your list. Manuals and how-to articles are in great demand. Many people will be willing to shell out money to gain knowledge about a certain topic and subject. With your existing list trusting your expertise in that area, an e-book may be offered and sold or used as an incentive.

6) Create a network out of your list. Get people to invite more people to view your site and subscribe to your list. The larger your list the more people will be able to click on your links and affiliate links as well as make your advertisement rates higher.

7) Subscribers are willing to pay for information if they know that it can be trusted and relied upon. Use your list to get more and more people to subscribe to you as well as browse your site. Lastly, you can use your list to earn money by making them your partners. Your list will be the bloodline of your growth and increase.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Knock Knock! Who is There?

While cleaning shelves and deciding what to keep and what to give away an old book appeared or Knock Knock jocks.

Are they still relevant?

Knock KNOCK! Who's there?


Yah who?

Gosh! I'm glad to see you too!

Knock KNOCK! Who's there?


Ella who?

Ella-Vator! Doesn't that give you a lift?

Knock KNOCK! Who's there?


Tarzan who?

Tarzan Stripes Forever!

Knock KNOCK! Who's there?


Soup who?


Knock KNOCK! Who's there?


Gable who?

Gable to leap tall buildings in a single bound. 

What are your favorites?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pass The Butter ... Please.     

This is interesting
 . .. .  

was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.   
It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?   They have come out with some clever new flavourings....     
The difference between margarine and butter?    

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!   
Both  have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.  

margarine can increase  heart disease in women by  53%  over  eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent  Harvard  Medical Study.  

butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in  other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because  they are added!  

tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.  

has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years. 

And now, for Margarine..  

Very High in Trans
fatty acids.  

Triples risk of coronary
heart disease ...   

Increases  total cholesterol
 and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)  

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of
breast milk  

Decreases immune response.

insulin response.  

And  here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING!

is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT   
These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).     
Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:   

*  no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

*  it does not rot or smell differently because it has
 nonutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.  Why?   Because it is nearly plastic .  Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?    

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')! 


Chinese Proverb:

When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it,  you have a  moral obligation to share it with others.  


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happiness...a quote

“So we do wish to live after all, but without having to suffer. We want to live happily, but not any sort of happy life.  We would like our happiness to grow continually rather than diminish; in fact, the knowledge itself that we might find an insurmountable obstacle in our path would diminish our happiness.  We long for happiness, but it should have no limits.”

            “Quite so.”

            “And not only should it have no limits, but is should last for a very long time, as long as possible; endlessly, if possible.”


            “Evidently, there is no such thing as unlimited happiness in this limited world; such happiness can only be found in the infinite, eternal God himself, in heaven.”

            Besides, all of us who are here, long for this, and every person, regardless of nationality, lives on such longing.  The longing comes from human nature itself, which is common to us all.

            Could God Himself, who has bestowed on us abilities and natural tendencies to reach our goal (eyes to see the objects that really exist, ears to hear the sounds that really exist), give His creatures a higher, intellectual longing, without offering them the chance to fulfill it?

            If this were the case, then that longing would be pointless.

            A God who has created in nature this somehow unquenchable longing for happiness, explicitly intending it to be unlimited, but without offering the way to satisfy this burning thirst, would not be acting sensibly nor lovingly.  In short, He would not be God.

            Therefore, there must be such happiness.

                                                                        Saint Maximilian Kolbe