Category Archives: HomeBusiness

5 Comfort Christmas Gifts For 2020

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.

Number 5

The Brentwood Quesada Maker

I find food can be very comforting. What’s better than making quesadillas? It sells on Amazon for $24.66.

Number 4

JML 10 Piece Microfiber Bedding Comforter Set

It comes in a variety of colors and looks very cozy. You can find it on Slickdeals.com for just $59.99.

Number 3

Let’s not forget our pooches!

Bark Bones Barktique

This home-based business is owned by Rachael Wood.

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.

Number 2

31 Comfort and Cozy Gift Ideas That Keep You Warm

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.

Prices range anywhere from $20.00 on up.

Sign up today and receive 10% off your order.

Lastly, NUMBER 1

I couldn’t decide on just one thing. I’m adding the link to an article I wrote a few years ago titled, My Top 5 Unique Gifts To Give For Christmas. My favorite one is the fruit-infused ice balls.

Here’s to wishing you and yours and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

5 Daily Methods Of Operation

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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 POSITIVE mental 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.

The Artistic Affilate otherwise known as Lesly Federici, RN has many helpful tips for creating content. In her article titled, 5 Creative Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back she shares many ways to make visitors “think outside the box”. Landing pages, funnels, custom side bars and widgets to name a few.

Sales and Marketing Training  —  Essential to any business growth is marketing and sales.   Sales equals income in the pocketbook! ! Marketing drives interest and curiosity which leads to SALES!

The road to success takes time and it takes one step at a time to achieve the end result.

Leave a comment and as always,

Gain The Advantage!

20 Profitable Small Business Ideas for Women With SproutMentor

As I was browsing through my Pinterest account

I came across this pin

20 Profitable Business Ideas for Women in 2019 by Hildha Mewend, owner of Sprout Mentor.

She offers great tips and resources if you’re searching for a way to make a more of a passive income.

From my Instagram account at connectwithalicia, (just scan the nametag below to find my account).

A new feature is titled, Ways To Work From Home.

After stumbling on her article I just knew it needed to be shared with my readers.

Please leave a comment.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Intellifluence A New Way To Connect Your Businesses With Consumers

I found an opportunity that fit’s my personality and my niche. Intellifluence is an easy way to build relationships, increase your blog or companies awareness and also sales.

A few months ago I was web surfing for “work from home” opportunities and came across Intellifluence. After much research I signed up. Companies are always looking for people to review their products and share with the masses. The internet has changed the way businesses market their products.

How Does Intellifluence Work?

Using Intellifluence allows your company to communicate directly with interested consumers, acting as the influencer. Most of the companies using this website are small businesses. Bottom lines are tight and marketing products are a challenge. There 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, Simply Earth and companies in need of review bloggers.

Becoming An Influencer

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.

Getting Free Stuff and Getting Paid

What? Did I really just read that? Yes, yes you did. The beauty of this website are some of the free sample items, some items the collaborator needs to pay for; however they get to keep it after doing a review.

As a blogger certain companies pitch there ideas along with the payment amount. Should you choose to accept my advise it to set up a Paypal account for receiving payments. It’s better to be secured when it comes to 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.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

I Just Finished The Self Made Women 10 Day Challenge

I just finished the Self Made Women 10 Day Challenge.

What an incredible ten days.

Self Made Women was started by it’s founder Cynthia Delaney. She has a passion and a heart full of love to help others succeed in life.

I met both Cynthia and her husband Bill Delaney about three years ago while I was involved with a network marketing company. They were active and one of the top leaders in this company.

After talking with her she said something to me that made the ” lightbulb” flash inside my head. She said; “Alicia I’ve watched you struggle with network marketing, mlm and daily money issues for awhile now. Take the SMW 10 Day Challenge and ignite your destiny”!

At first I was apprehensive about it because my excuse to be honest had always been “my husband does not support me and holds me back”.

During this journey I have discovered it’s not him, it’s me. What have I been afraid of? I’ve been afraid of being uncomfortable, letting go of the life we know right now for a better one.

Well No More!

It stops today!

I have found a tribe of women that will encourage and help hold me accountable for making the necessary changes to gain the advantages and success I seek.

Yes I have written articles about mlm and gaining success, however if I am not practicing what I want to help others achieve then what good are my words?

To be an example, one must pay forward abundance, success and blessings to others.

The time is here and now!

I am a Self Made Women and I challenge you to ignite your destiny.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

 Opportunities Are Always There 

Searching for opportunities to make our lives better seems to be an ongoing thing.

Improving one’s health and wealth are the two biggest ones I see people searching the world wide web for. 

Ideas happen everyday.  Benjamin Franklin invented many useful tools we use today.   How did those opportunities start?  A vision for a brighter future lead to the inventions we all use today. 

Has someone approached you about having a home business and you pop pooed the idea?

Opportunity just knocked at your door!  It was screaming at you “Let me in!”

Was this your last chance to change the world? Make your finances better, improve your health,  spend more time with your family,  finally get free from having a traditional job?  

Which by the way stands for “Just Over Broke”.  

I can’t answer those questions for you.  Only You can.  

Go out and sieze the day.   Make a difference in your life and someone else’s. 

 If and when a next opportunity knocks at your door take a serious look and listen to your intuition.  It may just be what you’ve been looking for.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

Why Would You Ever Want A Mentor


What Is Mentorship?

According to Wikipedia

 “Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.”

What Are The Benefits To Having A Mentor?

A good mentor is willing to encourage, uplift, help set career goals, business goals, learn a new set of skills to further your career or personal goals… and honors your dreams …

On June 13, 2015, I wrote an article on my personal blog titled “Advice Of Your Mentor(s)”.  One of my favorite mentors is Eric Worre (and still is). He has a great collection of  CDs and his popular book  “GO Pro” is available here , all worth a look if you’re interested.

Here’s why I like Eric Worre. He’s been in network marketing for over twenty years.  At one convention he had an ‘aha’ moment that changed his life forever. At that event he made the decision to Go Pro and become a Network Marketing expert.   Since that time he has done just that by encouraging other network marketers to challenge themselves with obtaining each and every goal set.  Through his book and CD’s thousands of people learn methods and techniques which they can use to see change the way they market themselves and 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 make the decision 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.

Lesly Federici, RN  amazes me each and every day.  She’s a Registered Nurse and the CEO and  owner of the Power Affiliate Club .

She is warm and encouraging, yet stern and challenges each and every PAC member to be the very best they can be with their blogging skills.  Weather a newbie or experienced blogger, Lesly Federici makes people feel welcomed 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 other’s succeed with whatever they are trying to achieve.  Some mentors just believe that they are truly helping people and want to see them succeed.

Think of it as leaving a legacy for others.  As a mentor you get to leave a lasting mark on society with the knowledge and wisdom that you have passed down to another person or group of people. Mentors have a great advantage to change the world around them for the better.

Finding The Right Mentor

  1. 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 end results.
  2. 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 Prepared

Be a 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.

 

Gain The Advantage,
Alicia Osmera

What Happened To Connecting With Other Bloggers?

The past few weeks I’ve been connecting with other bloggers, commenting on their sites and searching the world wide web for articles that spark my interest. 

Meeting new bloggers has been exciting and challenging. 

Robert Sutherland shares his thoughts on riding motorcycles and writing.  In this article he makes some valid points.  

  • Get started – The hardest part of riding a motorcycle or writing is getting started.
  • Keep moving – The hardest stuff to read is the prose that … just … inches … along … and doesn’t seem … to move … or make any progress … or go anywhere. Lose your balance on a bike and you crash. Lose your balance in your story and you’ll lose your readers.
  • The hardest parts of riding & writing – Think of the word: transitions.
  • All good things must come to an end – As an author, you choose where and when to end your story. Live it up! (We don’t have much control in life. That’s why we write.)
  • Stop 

It’s a great read you should take a trip to his article. 

Find and join other blogging communities. 

I wrote alot about PAC that’s because making the connections has improved my blog style, writing style and not to mention meeting new friends.

Another community I really like is Blogging Syndication Tribe on Facebook.   This community helps home business entrepreneurs with support and communication. 

How will you connect? 

Have you given thought to making connections with other bloggers?

Search the internet, find what interests you and remember in order to be a successful writer/blogger we need fellowship with others like us.

Here’s to connecting with you.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

 



Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

Three Day Quote Challenge

I was nominated by Sweta Ojha https://swetaojha.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/three-day-quote-challenge-day-1/ to participate in the three-day quote challenge.

Thank you for thinking of me Sweta Ojha.  Please stop by her blog site and check it out.

THE RULES SAY:

  • Pen down three quotes for three days
  • Nominate three blogs each day.  The nomination should not be repeated.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

 

Day One 

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Thoughts are important and can change our moods in an instant.

Today’s Nominee’s are:

  1. http://empowermentmomentsblog.com/
  2. https://wolf4915.wordpress.com/
  3. http://marketingofflineonline.net/author/kathrynruth/

These writer’s have a meaning and a purpose please check out there sites.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

Learning To Take Actions

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Three years ago I decided to start blogging more seriously about internet marketing, entrepreneurship, being an independent business owner and some things about life.

Decisions

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.  

According to WordPress.com  How many posts are being published?  (There are about 58.3 million new posts and 43.8 million new comments each month). MIND BLOWING!

My Improvements

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?

Necessary Steps

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.

GAIN THE ADVANTAGE!

Alicia Osmera

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