Entreprenurialism, Investing & Network Marketing
We just got back from a really short 2-night vacation. It was a spur of the moment type of thing, but really getting AWAY from business TOTALLY even for just a short while is one of the absolute best things you can do for your business.
We’ve resolved to take a 3-day weekend vacation at least once each quarter.
Because we’re always wired to the online world, it’s easy just to drift into the computer in your spare time and check email, or surf or just about anything.
But business and personal life needs a clear, direct truncation.
They need to be seperate.
That’s one of the things that makes working from home so challenging. Either you already know how to “compartmentalize” your different areas of life, or you struggle with it. But everyone who works from home suffers from “bleed-time” which is where you are not working optimally, and at the same time your not fully engaged in rest/recovery.
I’m going through Eben Pagan’s “Get Altitude” right now, and he calls it “The Grey Zone.”
As a home-based entrepreneur, you need to get quicker at moving from good work to absolutely no work. And back.
If you can master that, you’ll not only be able to make a lot of money from home, but you’ll be able to really, truly enjoy it.
(And unfortunately I know a huge number of people who make good money, but can’t fully enjoy it.)
And the separation of work and play is essential.
I posted over in my newsletter that my site is #1 of 2,630,000 competing sites for the term "mlm training" without the quotes around it.
And I'm number 2 (behind wikipedia) for the term "andrew murray" without quotes which has 1,050,000 competing sites.
How did I do it?
One thing I know for sure about business is that if you are going to specialize in one area, learn from the very, very, very best there is.
(And don't expect it to be free, but expect your investment to be profitable.)
A friend told me about glance.net the other day. It's a site where you can share your desktop with someone else, which is pretty cool if you need a tutorial or some help like that. I personally prefer to use gotmypc, which allows you to do the same thing AND to access your computer remotely (like when you are vacation.)
Another good one is this keyword density tool. What's great is that you can check articles and press releases, etc, because unlike most that require you to check URLs (meaning the site would already have to be published), this one allows you to just past int your test and checks it against 3 keywords you want to reference it against.
It's free to join and ANYONE can create a product and promote it there.
One of the things to look into when promoting a product is the Paydotcom APS score, or what is known as "The Affiliate Power Score."
Here is how Paydotcom explains how it is calculated:
This score is calculated on a daily basis and it depends on a number of factors such as the number of sales, total refunds, and affiliate earnings with special emphasis put on the number of unique affiliates making sales over the last 150 days with recent transactions having more relevance. There are other factors including the amount the affiliate earns and others but we do not publish this algorithm to protect the integrity of the score so that it is not manipulated in any way and it will always represent the most accurate representation of top products to promote for affiliates.
Right now you can become a Paydotcom member for free as an affiliate to promote somebody else's products OR as a product vendor to sell your own products. If you want to sell multiple products, the cost is only $29.
It's the quickest and easiest way to generate your own affiliate army. (And to build up your own Paydotcom APS score.)
Clickbank has a similar secretly-calculated formula to help affiliates compare the saleability of their products, which they call the gravity score.