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Get Blogging is a great way to find resources to expand your business, ideas, even your brand awareness.
I joined up with them a few years ago just to get some blogging gigs and make some extra cash.
Starting today February 20, 2023, through Friday, February 24, 2023, their running an affiliate challenge for bloggers and creators. I’ve placed the information 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!
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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.
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.
I started a 30 Day blogging challenge 30 days ago.
I have completed other challenges in my fifty years on this earth. Out of all of them I’m probably more proud of this one. A chance to be creative with my own thoughts, ideas, expressions and share them with you my readers.
Has this challenge opened a magical door for me?
That I cannot answer at this time, and I can only hope that what I share with you encourages, uplifts and helps guide you toward success.
Are you as bombarded with bogus inquiries on line about your ‘business opportunity”?
Sometimes I think people are just board on the internet and this is the new; “ring the doorbell and run” prank that we used to play as kids to homeowners.
Sometimes you can tell when there is a fake lead from your auto responder and sometimes you can’t. (Example, Name: OJ Huxtable, Phone: 888-515-5555, Email email@example.com). Now really is this for real? I think not. I wouldn’t even attempt to waste my time or energy to even pursue this as a credible business partner let alone a lead!
Let’s discuss what makes a credible lead? Name, Phone Number, Email all these can be fake, phony, no good, and so on. How do you tell if it is credible?
The best advice I can give:
What about the name. Does it seem somewhat normal? (Joe, Jim, Candy, Amanda) I think you get the picture.
What about the phone number?
If you have a list of area codes for the United States that’s not to hard to figure out. A great site for information is All Area Codes.com ( All Area Codes. Com ).
What about the email address?
Bogus email addresses are used more then they are less and with identity theft as big as it is; people are scared to even leave a good email address to contact them at. Are you protecting your identity? Do you use a system such as Legal Shield’s Identity Theft Program? Contact Anita Corrigan at Anita Corrigan Legal Shield. Or do you use Life Lock? Life Lock Of course there are other’s but these are the only two the are recommended by Donald Trump!! (No politics here but he is a great business man).
Well than what’s the answer?
Be wise and go with your “gut” instincts. The gut never lies! It’s pretty easy to tell a real serious interested client than someone just playing jokes on you. Is there a simple solution to the problem? YES!
Encrypt a current email address: Another way to protect your email privacy is to use Thunderbird with Enigmail; Mac Mail with GPGTools; Outlook with GPG4Win. These tools allow you to encrypt a current email address and offer a suite of security enhancements to ensure that your data is being protected. Warning: these tools require some tech-savvy and can be tough to figure out.
Use a secure email provider! There are a number of email providers that have a model for providing top-notch security for free or for a nominal fee. The following tools provide a secure VPN for all internet browsing, a USB-key necessary email entry, and free email protection for your smartphone (iOS or Android) respectively: Unspyable, Countermail, and Shazzle.
Filter your spam (and keep your favorite inbox) If you are one of the many email users who doesn’t enjoy having a full inbox, especially one chock full of spam, you can create various filters to put particular emails into different inboxes. According to The Online Privacy Blog The Online Privacy Blog (In our survey, 39% of people say they set up filters in their email to automatically delete and stop spam.This technique is not only helpful for keeping spam out, but also keeping track of important emails (like bills). Most times, the ability to create filters is located in your email client’s “settings” menu, and the filters can be created based on specific words, addresses, subject lines, groups of people, and many other criteria. This is a nice stop gap solution to stop spam from getting to your inbox. )
Unsubscribe Even if the techniques above seem like too much effort, at the very least, unsubscribe from the emails that simply stuff your inbox. Most marketing emails that you find are just sent far too frequently will have an option at the bottom saying something like “Unsubscribe” or “Remove Me.”Clicking “Unsubscribe” usually takes you to an external website that lets you unsubscribe from receiving any further email from that particular sender. Make sure you click the option that completely removes you and doesn’t just limit emails.
Unsubscribing is one of the easiest ways to cut down the amount of spam entering your inbox on a daily basis, and over half of those we surveyed–51%–report unsubscribing to deal with spam.
Irritating as it may be solutions to the problems always exists.
Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself; “Where has the great American dream gone”?
In the past 10 years the U.S. Government reports that more than 3.5 million jobs have been eliminated in the past 10 years! What’s more frightening is that an estimated 55% of jobs created in the next 5-10 years will be at or just slightly above minimum wage. The modern two income family earners are not able to provide and care for themselves or their families like their parents.
At age 50 — 75% of the population has less than $5,000.00 saved up for retirement. Not to mention that if they were to take ill who’s going to take care of them? Medicare, Medicaid is not enough. Once you have worked so hard all of your life to earn your pension unless you’ve made a sustainable amount then you’re stuck with state run care. (I will not get on my soapbox about that issue).
What’s happened to the middle class?
Today if you’re making more than $27,500 a year you are doing better than half of this country. Realistically that’s not enough to buy food, pay the mortgage, car payments and other needs. The fact is that this is one of the reasons why both parents are working in a two parent family. Sometimes both parents are working multiple jobs to just barely make ends meet. Over the last few years the cost of living has risen but not the paychecks!
Once upon a time, most American families could afford a nice home, two cars, a motorcycle, a boat and a nice vacation at least once a year. I remember taking at least two vacations a year with my parents when I was younger. We were middle class and we were happy. But now I ask you; “Where is the American Dream”? Has it dies right in front of our eyes? The middle class is getting screwed at every turn. We work hard for what we have and it’s still not enough! Does every American need to be at the poverty level or below? Does every American need to be at the upper class level or above it?
After World War II the American Middle Class was thriving. Men were returning home from war opening new businesses, employing more people and happy to be alive. People wanted to work hard to earn what they had and keep it.
One of the biggest reasons that people come to America is to find the “American Dream”. It seems like now the illegal aliens that are coming to America are getting everything handed to them. But at what cost?
Some surprising facts:
According to a new CNN polls, 59 percent of Americans believe that is has become impossible for most people to have the American Dream. The American Dream is impossible to achieve in this country. So say nearly 6 in 10 people who responded to CNN Money’s American Dream Poll, conducted by ORC International. They feel the dream — however they define it — is out of reach. Young adults, age 18 to 34, are most likely to feel the dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it’s impossible. This age group has suffered in the wake of the Great Recession, finding it hard to get good jobs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 36 percent of Americans under the age of 35 own a home. That is the lowest level that has ever been measured.
Right now, approximately one out of every six men in the United States that are in their prime working years (25 to 54) does not have a job.
25 percent of all American adults do not even have a single penny saved up for their retirement.
The New Truth
We cannot survive alone here in America with a traditional “JOB” (Just Over Broke) or under whatever your case maybe. So what is the answer?
Donald Trump endorses network marketing as a great way to earn an awesome income from home. Now I know what you’re thinking it’s a scam. Really then …….
Why are women the top producers in network marketing? 89% of women are top earners. If network marketing was a scam then why is it so successful?
PLAN B IS NOW!
Have you got a PLAN B? Have you had the OPPORTUNITY? The time is NOW! The opportunity is HERE! Find your PLAN B and learn all you can to create the financial freedom your family deserves today.
FEAR is defined as an unpleasant emotion cause by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
We all have a fear of something. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the dark, fear of other’s leaving us and so on. We all have experienced fear at one time or another.
97% of the people who get into network marketing fail. Most of these people fail not because they have the wrong MLM company, poor up line support or even crappy leads. Most people fail in network marketing because they simply don’t have enough motivation to drive them to do the actions they need to do in order to succeed.
Fear of failure is a huge one for most people who are stepping out of their comfort zone to start-up in network marketing. How does one find the cause of the fear of “failure”? First we need to understand what it is that “failure” actually means.
Definition of FAILURE
1 a: omission of occurrence or performance; specifically: a failing to perform a duty or expected action
What is it that you are afraid of? Failing in your approach to other’s about your “opportunity” to make a residual income and change their lives for the better? Fear of not saying the right things to people? Fear of failing period!! One can only fail at what they are trying to do when they quit trying!
Debits, health, family and work environments can add to the stress we fell in our fears that lead us to failure. How can we overcome our fear of presenting our business opportunity to others?
Practice in front of a mirror, see yourself actually talking to a person about your opportunity and be passionate, enthusiastic and smile. Learn to master your reaction to yourself in front of the mirror and speaking to others will become a natural habit.
Exercise! Oh I know that is something most of us don’t really want to do. Exercise releases endorphin’s, endorphin’s make us happy. Happy people don’t go around fearing everything in life and worry about it too.
Motivation is what keeps us moving forward towards the finish line. Like a racer who is at the starting line and see’s themselves at the finish winning the prize.
Fears are real and they can be overcome. Speak to your sponsor in your network marketing business, let them know what you’re afraid of. If they won’t help you realize your full potential then move onto someone who will!
There are people like myself willing to guide you and keep you motivated to move in the right direction of success.