Merriam – Webster defines the word sometimes as an adverb, meaning at times, now and then or occasionally.
Sometimes I really want to work for myself and answer to no one else but me. Other times, I’m stuck in the vortex of having a nine to five and doing what I’m asked to do. I’ve tried Network Marketing with many different companies. Unfortunately for me, they all ended up a bust.
So what’s an alternative choice?
I wrote a book titled, “Terror In The North Tower” which I am very proud of for my accomplishment. Due to financial reasons, I chose to self-publish my book. I will admit that I haven’t been very great about promoting it and really hitting a high sales goal.
I will never forget the feeling I had when the book was shipped to me. I was so excited to see the actual words in print! I haven’t had too many sales since 2016. I blame myself for not digging in and making it a priority.
However, I’m more determined at this point in my life to start promoting it more and work on writing the sequel to it. Many people have asked me, “Alicia, why haven’t you written the second part of your book”? I I have no excuses. I just haven’t sat down to start writing it.
To purchase the book click here. If you have any ideas on promoting a self-published book please leave a comment below.
This year I chose to feature small businesses for gift-buying and giving instead of actual gift recommendations.
Let’s face it 2021 has been a strange year. Businesses are still in comeback mode after all the shutdowns from 2020.
Apex QC Fans is owned and operated by Jack and Elaine Williamson and it is located in Parker, Colorado. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Apex QC Fans is A Premier Colorado Platinum QC Dealer! They’re native Colorado-based whole house fan and attic fan experts. BPI certified licensed residential contractor with over 30 years experience in the whole house and attic fan knowledge, and a Quietcool dealer.
Now is your chance to get a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan Systems installed and save up to $550.00 on a new system. They also provide attic fans, solar roof vents, UVAIRx, and Puraclenz advanced air and decontamination systems. They offer Military, Law Enforcement, and 55 discounts. They serve the South East Metro area; as well as Parker, Castle Rock, and other areas.
Annas Attic is owned and operated by Anna Locy and is located in Colorado. Anna takes fabric that once belonged to loved ones, and creates a tangible memory. With dignity and respect, she transforms sentimental materials into a lasting keepsake. Please visit her site and see what she can make for you or someone you know.
Grazing Upscale is owned and operated by Lindsay Giles and she is located in Aurora, Colorado. She is a mom, a wife, and a prior Army service member. She creates grazing boxes for any occasion and creates grazing tables for special events. She takes pride in each order she receives and makes all of them with love. These would make excellent Christmas gifts!
Janae Gibson is a Color Street Consultant. She is located in Aurora, Colorado. Color Street makes and sells gorgeous, customizable manicures with no dry time and for a fraction of what you would pay at the salon! I wish I was coordinated enough to use them. I tried and failed miserably at it. She has a special going on right now. French nails are buy 1 get 1 free, and the rest are buy 3 get 1 free. Please visit her site today.
I am so excited to introduce you to Odde’s Music Grill owned and operated by Chris Odde. Located in Westminster, Colorado. The OMG is your neighborhood bar, restaurant, and local music venue to sit down, relax and enjoy a great atmosphere with your friends, family, and co-workers.
Taunya Tobias Stillman is a Scentsy Consultant and is located in Bailey, Colorado. Scentsy is a family-based company that offers safe scent-based Products. Scentsy started with Wax and Warmers and has evolved over the years into a Fragrance company. Their Christmas line is here and cute too. Please visit her site today.
My wish for you this holiday season is that you and yours be healthy, happy, and blessed.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!
2020! I thought about what this year has been like for most of the world. A crazy pandemic kicked it off along with people being told to stay at home, work from home if they could. Our children were rooted up from their known comforts of school playgrounds, socializing with other children, and having their own time away from family.
2020 has brought a chance to look back at what brings us comfort in all the craziness. This year I decided to focus on my top 5 comfort picks for gifts. Not just to buy at the holidays but any day.
The Brentwood Quesada Maker
I find food can be very comforting. What’s better than making quesadillas? It sells on Amazon for $24.66.
It comes in a variety of colors and looks very cozy. You can find it on Slickdeals.com for just $59.99.
Each dog treat is homemade with quality ingredients. She also has collars and leashes available for a great price. Log onto her website Bare Bones Barktique today and order your furry friends something comforting.
Prices range from 12.00 and up.
31 Comfort and Cozy Gift IdeasThatKeepYouWarm
While surfing the world wide web I came across 31 different comforting and cozy gifts for every member of the family, friends, and even coworkers.
The Spoonful Of Comfort website has everything from weighted blankets, making smores, Jammies, Teas, Winterwear to anything you’re looking for.
If you’re and entrepreneur then you probably already have a DMO (Daily Method Of Operation ). Every successful person either in business, or entrepreneurship tells me they us a daily method of operations.
Five things I found to be very effective and they are easy enough that anyone can use them. These simple steps will help you to obtain the level of success once you apply them into your daily routine.
Personal Development — Having a POSITIVEmental attitude changes the way we think as a leader or an entrepreneur; which in turn leads to change for success. With so many ways to grab information no one can make the excuse that they don’t have time to do this.
Meditation and Exercise — Spend at least 15 minutes a day meditating on scriptures, a quick go to encouragement pocket book. Exercise daily to increase your body,mind and spirit. Exercising opens up the mind and make entrepreneurs get their creative juices flowing. Personally I find Pilates very relaxing and it works my abs off.
Sharing — Share your business opportunity with at least 10 new people or at the bare minimum 5 people to start building relationships and trust with. Make this a quick less than 2 minute introduction and ask them if they’re interested in watch a video, listening to a CD, Podcast or by whatever tools you can get in front of them within the a few days.
Creating Content — Create content people will want to read, look at and become interested in. Social media can work to your advantage. Learn how to leverage the time you spend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn and whatever other social outlet you’re using.
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Intellifluence is an easy way to build relationships and increase your blog, or company’s awareness and sales.
A few months ago I was web surfing for “work from home” opportunities and came across this new website opportunity called Intellifluence. After doing my due diligence, I signed up. Companies are always looking for people to review their products and share them with the masses. The internet has changed the way businesses market their products.
How Does It Work?
Using their platform allows your company to communicate directly with interested consumers, acting as the influencer. Most of the companies using this website are small businesses. With the bottom lines being right it makes marketing products even more of a challenge. Their pricing is reasonable with many options. One can cancel at any time without a penalty.
What Companies Work With Intellifluence?
All kinds of companies from Newair, Reedsy, and Simply Earth, to name a few. Any company that needs a little help to announce new products or opportunities should jump on board.
Once the decision is made to become an influencer click the join button and get started. I’ve made it easy for you by clicking my intellifluence link.
Once you join, you can earn badges to help promote yourself.
Getting Free Stuff and Getting Paid
What? Did I really just read that? Yes, yes you did. The beauty of signing up is some of the free sample items, money, and keeping what a collaborator pays for.
As a blogger, certain companies pitch their ideas along with the payment amount. Should you accept my advice, set up a Zelle Pay or a Venmo account for receiving payments. It’s better to be secure when it comes to your money.
Yes, I have made a few dollars and will continue my journey as an influencer. Whatever your decision I wish you all the success.
Here’s why I like Eric Worre. He’s been in network marketing for over twenty-five years. At one convention he had an ‘aha’ moment that changed his life forever. At that event, he decided to Go Proand become a Network Marketing expert. Since that time he has done just that by encouraging other network marketers to challenge themselves with obtaining every goal set. Through his book and CDs, thousands of people learn methods and techniques which they can use to see a change in the way they market themselves and the companies they represent.
I admire this man for speaking out and wanting to help struggling network marketers. He coaches people on the “seven steps” it takes to go pro. Eric’s wish is for you to decide to become a Network Marketing Professional. For you to truly Go Pro. Because it is a stone-cold fact that Network Marketing is a better way for generating financial security.
She is warm and encouraging, yet stern, and challenges every PAC member to be the very best they can be with their blogging skills. Whether a newbie or an experienced blogger, Lesly Federici makes people feel welcome and comfortable to ask questions about blogging. She coaches members to develop professional skills in writing, and blog presentation.
So What’s In It For Them?
The answer I would hope is to help others succeed with whatever they are trying to achieve. Some mentors just believe that they are truly helping people and want to see them succeed.
Find the teacher who has achieved what you want. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish a good mentor can assist you with getting the results.
Check out more than one person. Some people just don’t click. Just because one person said, “Hey how are you, I can mentor you”, doesn’t mean they are the right fit for you. Be persistent in your search for the right mentors. If your mentor isn’t open and communicating with you after several attempts go find someone else that is willing to take the time to appreciate you and your goals.
Be teachable! There is nothing worse than someone who says they want help from a mentor and then they aren’t willing to do what it takes to achieve their main goals.
Be willing to try over and over again if that‘s what it takes to create your visions and dreams into a reality.
Offer value to the person you want to mentor you. Show them that you are teachable, willing to work together in a partnership, and learn from them.
Well, I hope this article has helped you in some way. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
Three years ago I decided to start blogging more seriously about internet marketing, entrepreneurship, being an independent business owner and some things about life.
Making a decision to change a technique, business ventures, careers or anything takes action. Deciding to become a series blogger, one of the first steps I took was to search the internet for blogs and blogging advice.
How was I going to improve upon what I started? Searching and searching the internet is confusing, and overwhelming to say the least. During my search I found a little community called MLSP My Lead System Pro which lead me to eventually meet a community called the Power Affiliate Club. Yes I write about PAC a lot. Search my blog and you will understand why. PAC’s Infectious Mission
Action Creates Learning
Taking the actions necessary to become a better writer, author and presenter has led me to where I am today, an expert Power Affiliate Club Author. Looking back over the last three years, I have looked at my articles from when I combined my two blogs. Honestly I now see the major difference in my tenacious appetite to become the best.
I had to learn how to make words flow together, to include images, improve my blog site by adding more content for readers to view and hopefully interact.
When you consider the fact that there are over 58.3 million new blog posts a month and over 43.8 million views, how can a blogger survive?
Finding the necessary steps to my journey started with a thought. Searching throughout the world-wide web for answers. Being teachable, willing to learn and implementing those concepts and ideas.
Becoming more involved with the blogging community, reading positive mindset books, listening to CD’s. Basically doing anything to improve my mindset as well as my blogging skills. When a person does the investigating and implementing then a true learning curve can begin.
These are the actions that I took necessary to achieve my goal to become a writer and blogger.