Who Do You Want To Work With?

If you are just starting a business you’re eager and full of passion about being successful and becoming financially stable to get that freedom that you seek. All of that is great except you have to build relationships in order to build your business. Are you willing to sacrifice your dignity, character, and your credibility just to make a buck? Take a step back and decide who you want your ideal clients to be. So I’m asking you, “Who do you want to work with?”

You Make The Call

You’re an entrepreneur and you make the call as to who you do or don’t do business with. Step back for a moment, why did you or why are you looking to leave your job? Are you tired of a certain type of personality every day? Are the people you encounter daily speaking your language? Are you a stranger in your crowd now? Well, you have to decide if your values are being compromised if you’re going to stay or make a change so you are comfortable. This is your business and you get to choose who you want to hang out with. You build relationships.

Personally, if I can’t have a cup of coffee with you, become friends over the phone, get to know a little about you, and see if we have common ground, then we will not be entering each other’s circle. After working over 42 years of my life, the last thing I want is to be around someone that I don’t have anything in common with just because they have money and can pay for my service. Is it really worth it? You make the call.

Targeted Marketing

Is there such a thing as a perfect client or a perfect pool where buyers hangout and are ready to purchase certain items? Fishing would be good if we could find that fishing hole! My answer to that question would be yes and no. Why no? Well, let’s think about this for a minute. You hear on a daily basis that you should advertise or market in your targeted marketing area. Does this mean that there is a physical place where people are waiting to spend money or is this a place where people are looking for you to throw money at you because you have the real “goodies!” No!

Now I will answer yes! Yes, your perfect client or the perfect pool is where there are people who you want to do business with. These people are searching for a solution to their problems. You’ve chosen your niche and you’ve discovered that you have a service or a solution to solve the problem(s) that the people who you want to work with are having. Your perfect client(s) are online asking the “how-to” question in the search engines. They are in social media groups; like minds stick together in places where they discuss their problems and are able to come to some resolution.

There are several places and groups on social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn where you can find forums and groups of people who are looking for solutions to their problems. I’m basically saying, you have to put some effort into your research and find the best “fishing hole” for the fish that you’re trying to catch!

Features vs Benefits

Are you trying to sell yourself or are you discussing the features, benefits, and what your service or product can do to solve your potential clients’ issues? If you’re talking about yourself to potential clients, do you think they are listening? Some might be listening but most want to know what you have that will cure their pain, help them start a business, get out of debt or anything that they desperately need.

When you began your business, think back as to why you started. Did you start your business just to make money and get rich? Did you start your business to get out of debt? Or did you start your business because you recognized you could identify an issue or problem that seemed to be a common issue that people were online trying to find the solution for? You had been through this thing, found a way out, and at that moment you said to yourself, ” I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.” You had a solution and at this point, you found your purpose in life.

It was at this point that you became passionate about helping others solve a particular problem and you found yourselves unable to sleep, up at nights, and talking about this newly founded passion to everyone you met. At that point, you were talking about the benefits of your business and why you were the person to work with. Your passion came over as caring and you had empathy for the person who was going through that same issue. The important thing is that the people who you had a chance to share with knew it.

Trust

There’s one thing that tends to change everything that you do. Stephen M. R, Covey wrote, “There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world. One thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most thriving economy, the most influential leaders, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love.”

He goes on to say, “on the other hand, if developed and leveraged, that one thing has the potential to create unparalleled success and prosperity in every dimension of life. Yet, it is the least understood, most neglected, and most underestimated possibility of our time.”

That one thing is trust.

Conclusion

Simply put, trust is confidence in an individual or organization. It is other people feeling good about relying on you. Its value can hardly be overstated. Trustworthiness is the universally accepted test of good character,(Alexander Green, 2011).

Are you willing to sacrifice your dignity, character, and your credibility just to make a buck? So I’m asking you, “Who do you want to work with?”

“Always Progress!”

Wealthy Affiliate Review – Will It Work For Baby Boomers?

In this post, I am going to provide you with an informative, honest, and thorough review of what Wealthy Affiliate is and why it is suited for and will work for Baby Boomers. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie, just starting out, or if your former career path has provided you with sales and marketing strategy experience in affiliate marketing; this is for you. Wealthy Affiliate allows room for growth of even the most experienced.

Before I begin my review, I want to share my experience and give you my 10 cent sales pitch as to why this will work for baby boomers and really for any business in any industry online.

Wealthy Affiliate – The Overview & Highlights

The Wealthy Affiliate site can be considered a training program or platform dedicated to affiliate marketers that is fantastically designed for the baby boomer and the newbie, established entrepreneur, college student, part-time worker, stay at home mom, brick and mortar business, or anyone who is thinking about starting a business. All the tools are in one package so you don’t have to sign up for several systems to get your project up and running.

If you are a struggling baby boomer who has struggled to build a business online, have been ripped off or feel that you don’t have the “full picture”, Wealthy Affiliate is going to clear things up and is the place for you. You are going to learn how you can literally take ANY idea/passion/niche and build a very successful business online. No experience necessary. No technical skills.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online community with over 100,000 members and a training center. Founded in 2005 by Kyle and Carson, Wealthy Affiliate has become one of the most reputable and highest-rated resources to teach you the ropes of digital marketing and online business.

Whenever someone asks me about WA I always start by saying it’s not some money making scheme, easy system to riches or pyramid scam. So what is Wealthy Affiliate? Wealthy Affiliate University is first of all an online business community and a marketing training center. If you think that you will start making money by simply joining WA – I would suggest you walk away, it’s not going to happen. This is probably the biggest difference between WA and all the other online programs – Wealthy Affiliate does not sell hype and false promises, it doesn’t promise to make you rich overnight and it doesn’t promise you a shortcut to overnight millions of dollars. However, this program promises to teach, train, educate and support you. If you are willing to start and run a successful business – then keep reading.

Wealthy Affiliate Training Formats – Training For The Speed Of The Student

Clear Plan of Action

  • All levels of training – Beginner and Advanced
  • Video training, Step-by-step Tutorials and Courses
  • 13 Full, Interactive Classrooms with tasks to complete
  • Live & Interactive Help from owners and expert members
  • 2 Free Easy-to-Build Websites (you will also learn what to do with these sites)
  • State of the Art Hosting
  • A strict spam free environment.
  • No up-sells, ever. (except Premium, of course)

$0 Membership. Yes, completely FREE! You do not need any money to join Wealthy Affiliate, the basic free membership gives you all you need to get started: including 2 free hosted websites, training and all the support you need.

Wealth Affiliate’s Community Of Ready Experts – Who Do You Want To Work With?

  • 800,000 PLUS of community members IN 195 COUNTRIES

There is no other community in the world that you can walk into as a complete stranger and create unbelievably powerful business relationships. Every single day there are 10,000 or more people networking within Wealthy Affiliate, creating businesses together, offering each other insights, and building their network.

The SiteRubix – Create, Grow, And Manage Your Websites

 

2 Free Easy-to-Build Websites (you will also learn what to do with these sites). You will become the creator of your very own fully and highly functional website in seconds, really in seconds. Sure some may be a tad bit slower than others, especially if you are still harboring the “I can’t do this” mindset. I know you will be thoroughly surprised, as I was, when I created my first imperfect website. The neat thing is that there is a community here that gave me feedback and help to improve that site to what it is today. You Are Not Alone! Lose the fear!

Affordable Managed WordPress Hosting

As your business grows, your website platform is going to need to grow with you and allow for higher traffic websites, and more websites. At Wealthy Affiliate you can run several multi-million dollar websites from ONE platform in SiteRubix. You will not outgrow the platform here and as a Premium member you can host up to 50 websites total.

Whether you are just getting started within the online space or looking to grow several businesses to new levels, our hosting platform (called “SiteRubix”) will remain robust and powerful every step of the way.

What you get with your 0$ starter membership:

  • Instant access to over 500 training modules
  • 2 free websites along with free hosting
  • Access to 3 classrooms
  • Live support from the owners for the first 7 days and support from many experts inside WA!
  • 30 keyword searches a month

Million dollar businesses are running on Wealthy Affiliate platforms. Being Great For Any Niche, Just Request The Proper Tools

What interests you? What are you passionate about? We all have a hobby or something that gets us excited and motivated when we think about it. There are MILLIONS of different ideas that you could potentially tap into online and we are going to help you come up with your very own “topic” within Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Phase 1 of the Boot Camp Course(BCC) – 10 Lessons, Getting Your Busines Rolling, teaches you how to build an authority website, how to choose the direction that you want to move in, how to build your website, getting your website SEO ready, understanding and learning the keyword research process, and how to create insightful reviews.
  • Phase 2 of the BCC 10 Lessons, Content, Keywords, and Conversions, teaches you how to make your content a great or wonderful reader experience, mastering conversions, how to properly use affiliate links, how to properly create quality content, how to avoid the biggest visual mistakes on your website, and how to maximize your profits by leveraging products that you are not promoting!
  • Phase 3 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Give your Site Social Value, you learn how to incorporate social media to get more traffic to your site
  • Phase 4 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through, you learn how to spruce up your site to make it a better experience for your visitors through imagery and videos.
  • Phase 5 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Referrals, you gain a better understanding of your audiences in respect to converting them.
  • Phase 6 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Bing, Yahoo, and the Power of PPC, you will learn how to gain market share in Bing and Yahoo.
  • Phase 7 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, How To Scale Successful PPC Campaigns, you will learn the process of scaling PPC campaigns that lead to profitable and long term success.

Wealthy Affiliate “I’m Not Ready For Retirement” Final Word, Try It. Make a Decision Now!

I don’t want to seem pushy or salesy; you be the judge by trying it!

What do you have to lose?

I’ll tell you, time! You don’t have time to waste if retirement is knocking at your door and you need a supplement to your income now. You know your situation and why you are not financially prepared for retirement and you don’t have the time nor the money to be wasting jumping from program to program. You know if you don’t do something now, you’ll regret every day that you didn’t make the decision to begin. Why wait? It’s free to start!

I’m recommending that you make a decision now based on what you’re feeling and follow your gut and intuition and try Wealthy Affiliate.

If you think Wealthy Affiliate would be a great fit for you based on what I’ve discussed and said, then why not try it out!

If you have questions or comments about Wealthy Affiliate, please leave them below!

“Always Progress!”

I’m Down But Don’t Count Me Out Yet!

I’m Not Ready For Retirement

I’ve really been hard on myself as far as my life’s accomplishments are concerned. I’ve beat myself up for not reaching the rank of general, for not becoming the top logistics manager in the field, the physical educator that I could have been and so on. I’ve gone through a somewhat slum in my life and from the outside things look great but Continue reading “I’m Down But Don’t Count Me Out Yet!”