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Start an Income Producing Blog in 15 Minutes

If you have always wanted to start and income producing lifestyle or niche blog, what are you waiting for? It is so easy, Mommy Ramblings recently wrote about how you can start an income producing blog in 15 minutes. Check it out below.

So, you want to start a blog, this step-by-step guide will get you started with your domain name, blog server and website in about 15 minutes.

What Kind of Blog?

Think about what kind of blog you want to start. Maybe you already know, and that is good. If not, the first thing to consider is, the type of blog you want to start. Do you want to have a niche blog that will limit you to one topic or do you want a more general blog that gives you the freedom to post about different topics?

There are pros and cons to both.  A niche blog on a subject you are knowledgeable about can help build your credibility as an expert. Some say they rank better and are easier to make money with than a broad subject blog. However, others will say that a broad subject blog allows you to appeal to a larger audience and get more new readers from search engines thanks to the wide range of topics.

In the end, I believe if you are sharing great content, your followers will come whether you have a niche or broad topic blog, so blog about what you like to write about.  It is always easier to write about what you know and are passionate about. 

Own Your Domain 

Next,  you need to think of a name for your blog and register your domain URL. You might think you would rather skip buying your own URL and start blogging on a free site like Blogger or WordPress.com. If I can offer my first piece of advice,  it would be to start with your own domain name on self hosted site. I speak from experience as someone who started on wordpress.com. Within 6 months of my blog taking off,  I switched to a self hosted WordPress.org blog for a number of reasons.

First, it allowed me to add sidebar ads and affiliate links to monetize my blog as well as being able to use plugins which helped me to customize my blog easily. When you switch platforms, you have to transfer all your content from one platform to another. Many bloggers are not comfortable moving their content over, and so they have to hire someone to do the transfer for them.

Luckily, I am tech savvy and performed the transfer myself or I would have had to shell out a few hundred dollars to have my site transferred. Beyond that, when you do switch, you have to build up your stats again. All of that could have been avoided had I just started on a self-hosted WordPress.org site in the first place.

Register Your Domain

After you chose your domain name, you have to register it. The first step is to make sure your domain name is available. Go to BlueHost and click GET STARTED.

You will then be taken to a page that shows you the plans. I know you will be thrilled to see that it is not going to cost you an arm and a leg to get started when you use BlueHost. They have some amazing deals on their already low-cost hosting.

The great thing is one domain name is included with any hosting package you pick. The thing I love about BlueHost is that for their Plus, Prime or Pro hosting plans you  can host an unlimited number of websites with them for the same price.

That means you pay the same low price a month to host 10 sites as you would 1 site. If you want to branch out in the future and add more sites, you will not have to pay any extraRight now, the Prime plan is the same as the Plus and so, it is a no brainer to go with the Prime. 

Choose your plan and it will take you to the next screen where you can check to see if your domain is available. Just type the name in the new domain box and click on next. If your name is available, you are golden. If it is not, they will give you some alternatives or you can think of something else.

Once you have a name that is available you can advance to the next page where you will fill in your information.

 

There was a nice surprise on this page. As I was scrolling down, a pop up appeared with an offer to save even more. It said I could get 3 years for the price of 2. The new price was $4.95 a month, and as you can see, it is quite a savings.

The other great thing is with the Prime membership, many extras other companies charge you for things like domain privacy protection, site backup pro  and domain registration are FREE. You can add SiteLock security for just $1.99 a month, and I would recommend it. Okay, you are all set, just hit submit and we can move on to the fun part.

Install WordPress

Once you have checked out, you will get an email from BlueHost that will have your login information. Once you have that, you are ready to log on to your BlueHost CPanel.

The second icon on the first row under the heading WEBSITE is what you will click to install WordPress.org.

You will be advanced to another screen where you will click the down arrow to select your website and it will show up as the domain for installation. Click NEXT.

On the next page, you will fill out your site name which would be the name of your blog, your admin name that you will log on to WordPress with and your WordPress Password as well as, your admin email. Acknowledge the terms of service and click NEXT.

While WordPress is installing, you will see a bunch of themes on the page. Don’t worry about those and just wait until the installation is complete. I will go over themes once you log into your WordPress site. There are many free themes available as well as some like Genesis that many bloggers use because it is so easy to work with.

When the installation is complete, you will get an email with everything you need to log on to your new WordPress site. 

As you will see in your email, the address for your login will be http://www.YourDomainName.com/wp-admin. When you enter that address, you see the log in screen below.

Choose A Theme

Log in and look at the sidebar, you will see a paint brush icon and the word APPEARANCE. Click it and you will see THEMES. When you click that, you can have fun browsing themes for your blog. There are so many to choose from . There are many free themes you can choose from or you can go with the very popular Genesis Framework.

Genesis is very flexible and makes it easy to customize your blog easily whether you are a novice or advanced developer. The Genesis theme provides a secure, search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go, for a one time purchase price of $59.95. Once you purchase this theme you can use it on as many sites as you have, at any time. That is a super value!

You can then get a return customer discount on a Child Theme that works with your Genesis Framework. There are Child Themes for Lifestyle Blogs, Food Blogs, Business Blogs, Real Estate Blogs and more.

If you are looking for a low cost logo or custom blog theme etc, check out Fiverr. You can find some great graphic artists on there as well as virtual assistants or any other services you need to help you build a great income producing blog.

When you start making that income and need some user-friendly accounting software to help you manage payments, send invoices, manage projects, track time and so much more, try the free trial of FreshBooks. They are helping the self employed and small business owners, including bloggers to easily manage and run their business.

See, that was easy wasn’t it. We will cover more about customizing your blog and the best plugins to install but the hardest part is done! Give yourself a pat on the back, I am really proud of you!

 

The Benefits I Have With My Work At Home Career!

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There are so many benefits in being able to have a financially profitable career from home.  I have worked in the corporate world and upon the birth of my fourth child, I could not fathom leaving him and missing his life.  I had been home with my first three children as babies and only ventured back into the corporate world when they were in school full-time.  I was blessed to be able to find a way to work at home and never had to leave my fourth or fifth child in daycare in order to earn an income.  This reason is the number one benefit in working from home.  I am there for all of the firsts and that’s priceless.

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The second reason is that I have flexible hours and can take off when I need so I can still be a mom and go to my children’s events and activities.  I don’t have to fight with a boss over taking some time or be penalized without pay if I do take more than I am allotted and again this benefit is priceless.  Even if you don’t have children, flexible hours are wonderful for giving you options when scheduling doctor’s appointments, time at the gym, hobby time, going to school or any other activity or obligations you may have.

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Third benefit is the savings.  I don’t waste gas and time commuting, don’t have to buy lunch or coffee out, don’t pay for day care or wear and tear on my car. On top of that I have great tax benefits because I can write off many of my business expenses and save money not having to adhere to an office dress code.

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Other things I just love is that I don’t have to be subjected to illnesses from coworkers who come to work sick because they cannot afford to take time off.  You know the coworker that comes to work sick as a dog, tells everyone just how sick they are and then gets everyone else sick because they are touching everything, coughing all over and spreading their germs.  Yuck!  Same holds true for not having to leave your child in a germy daycare where parents who go to work sick also bring their sick children.  Then you most likely end up sick, with a sick child and spend more money and time going to doctors and on prescriptions.

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One of the last benefits I will touch on is how I can achieve financial and time freedom that allows my family the ability to save, pay off debt, go on vacations, and just enjoy life along with the time freedom working from home provides.  I would never have this working for someone else and would reach a ceiling that I could never pass no matter how hard I worked.  You just can’t get this working a typical J-O-B!

If you would like more information how you can find a legitimate, financially profitable and rewarding career that you can enjoy right from your own home office, contact us through our contact form and we will get right back to you with the information you need.

 

 

 

We Can Help You in Your Search for a Legitimate Work-at-Home Business!!!

In my experience of helping others find the financial freedom and flexibility working from home can bring, it never ceases to amaze me when I hear the misinformation so many people have about working from home.  First, we have those who don’t understand the concept that any credible opportunity will require work.  There are always those who feel that work at home is a vacation and maybe they will devote a couple of hours if that a week and expect to replace their income.  It is these same people I find who are skeptical about real opportunity and yet will sink a hefty sum of money into a scam that makes phony promises.  Somehow, the lies, the deception of scammers just sound more appealing than work.

If you are really looking to change your life, for whatever your reason or your “why,”  I implore you to do your due diligence when researching any opportunity.  If a company does not want to provide you with facts about their company or is asking for a hefty investment up front, you can probably be sure it is not on the up and up.

What about MLMs?  MLM opportunities are a dime a dozen.  They can be very risky, have a high percentage of failure, depend on what time you “got in” to determine if you will make any substantial income, have breakaways, require you to meet quotas in order to earn and to start from 0 every month, having you sell overpriced products to your friends and family as well as stock and inventory you may never liquidate.  Many people get involved with MLM companies over and over again hoping to find the one that works.  Lots of times they try to get in on the ground floor with a new company and that is so risky because the rate of failure of MLM companies in the first year or two is huge!  Then they can just kiss their investment good-bye and chalk up another MLM failure.

MLMs also carry a huge stigma because people have been burned and know others that have been as well.  Take the company Amway that had such a bad reputation they thought changing their name would cure that.  It didn’t, people learned it was just Amway under a different name.

So are there real businesses that are not scams and not MLMs around that you can successfully build from your home?  The answer is a resounding YES!!!  How can you tell what is a real opportunity and what is a scam?  Here are some important tips to help you in your evaluations?

1. Are they asking for an initial investment?  It is normal to have to make some kind of investment with any business venture whether working from home or not.  Uniforms, supplies, work attire, gas for commuting, self-help resources etc.  However, when you are asked to pay a substantial amount and have no guarantee of getting your money back if the opportunity is not for you, my advice is to walk away.  A legitimate company should offer you a grace period in which you can decide if the opportunity is the right fit, if not you should be given any investment made no matter how small.

2. Do they have a good support team to help you build your business.  Even with the most motivated, self-disciplined people it can be quite a change to work from home.  To be successful you really need a good mentoring team to help you, train you, coach you and just to vent to.  If the company is just interested in getting your money and then leaving you to your own resources, it is going to be tough if not impossible to be successful and will have you wondering if they are setting you up to fail.

3. Ask to see the companies credentials in print.  They should be happy to give you reports from the Better Business Bureau, and other accolades that the company has received.

If you are looking for an opportunity to build a home business and would like some help with finding credible companies to work with, please contact us using our contact form on the top of our webpage or clicking HERE.  We make it our goal to help moms and families find a way to reach their goals from home.

Don’t get scammed, contact us today for more information!

Stop Dreaming and Start Working!!!

If you are dreaming of the perfect opportunity to work from home, make your own hours, be your own boss, have unlimited earning power, financial security, the ability to build your savings, pay off your debt, and have peace of mind with a willable income for your family; you need to stop dreaming and start working!

There are a lot of scams, especially on the Internet making promises of big money for very little effort.  Maybe you have been the victim of one of these scams, maybe you know someone who has, either way I bet it has made you a very skeptical person.  It’s good to be skeptical, it is important to research any work opportunity with the facts.

Are there legitimate work at home opportunities?  The answer is yes, but you need to do your homework.  The first thing I will tell you is to open your eyes and your ears.  If someone is promising you huge money for doing next to nothing, it’s 99.9% certain it’s a scam.  Any opportunity that is legitimate will require WORK.  Working from home is possible but is not for everyone.  Individuals who do not have self-discipline will not do well managing their time. Unfortunately, it is these individuals that will flounder even in a legitimate work from home position because they lack the skills needed to be accountable for their own time.  They don’t put in the effort, work or have the drive to be successful.  They will often try by just being home, and then when they are not doing well, not making money, they look for someone and something to blame other than themselves.

People like this are dangerous because they have a very poor attitude and instead of looking at the situation for what it really is.  They failed because they did not work, they transfer the blame to the company and perpetuate lies so that others will not succeed where they failed.  As long as they are dissuading others and putting the blame on the company, they do not have to accept the truth.  It is sad though that so many people who are researching work from home opportunities do not do the due diligence needed.  Many times they will  just do a search on Google and read anything that comes up and make a decision based on that.  They should make a choice to only take their information from reputable sources like the Better Business Bureau.

Another industry that has tainted work at home opportunities are the MLMs.  Multi-Level Marketing is risky, requires a hefty investment, has an unbalanced compensation plan, requires you to buy inventory, meet quotas, and many fold in their first few years leaving people in financial ruins.

So what should you do when you are trying to find out if an opportunity is legitimate?

The first thing is check with the BBB on the company.  Check with the local and National Chamber of Commerce. Examine your feelings.  Is it a company you would be proud to be working with?    How are the company’s ethics?  Do they represent something you believe in?  Is the compensation fair?  Do you have to make a risky investment?  Get the facts and make an informed decision.

If you would like more information on legitimate ways to work at home full-time or part-time, please contact us for more information using our contact page or clicking HERE!

It Can Be You and It Can Be Now!!!

Gas prices have hit a ridiculous high in our area.  There has never been a time where it is more cost-effective to stay home as much as possible.  It is less expensive to shop online because even shipping fees tend to be less than the gas it would take to go out to shop.  One of the worst things is for people who have to commute a fair distance to work.  For so many the price of gas is taking such a toll and making it so that they are breaking even if they are lucky at the end of the work week.  If they have to pay for child care on top of that, it is likely  they are losing money going to work.

I think the ability to work from home has never been so attractive as it is now.  The problem is, there are so many scams that people are distrustful even of the legitimate opportunities.  It may be, that they were burned before or that they have heard horror stories of friends.  It may be, from things they read on the Internet.  However, to generalize and discount all work at home opportunities as scams, is a dangerous thing to do.  There are legitimate work at home businesses and opportunities out there.  You do have to educate yourself and do your due diligence.

Knowledge is power and you need to really research an opportunity.  I will tell you right off, that if you think you are going to make $1000.00 a week stuffing envelopes, you are in for a very unpleasant surprise.  If anyone tells you that you are going to make significant money doing close to nothing, I will tell you that it’s a scam.  There are legitimate home businesses and opportunities out there, but they all need you to do one thing…WORK!  You have to work, you have to treat it like any other business.  Just because you work from home does not mean you do not have to put in serious hours, especially when you are building your business.

So  then, why are there so many people bad mouthing companies that are credible and providing tremendous opportunity for people to work from home and realize financial freedom?  I will tell you why, there are so many people who decide to work from home and treat their business like a hobby.  They do not put any priority on it.  The biggest problem is they lack self-discipline and when they don’t have a time clock to punch or a boss breathing down their neck, they just don’t put the hours in that are needed to be successful.  They seem to think that they will coast by, and then at the end of the week or the month when they don’t earn what they were expecting they assign blame to the company.  Instead of it being a huge wake up call that they need to get their act together and buckle down and work, they quit.  They quit and then go on to tell everyone and anyone that will listen that the company is a scam, you will never make any money etc.  Instead of placing the blame where it should be and making a change they take the easy way out and quit.  People like this are dangerous because they do not want others to succeed in something they failed at.

No legitimate company will ever tell you that you do not have to put in hours, go to trainings, meetings etc., which are easy to attend from your computer or conference line.  If you want to be successful, you have to do the things needed to get you there.  You need to have a strong drive to work from home.

When you find a legitimate business, you have to remember to separate fact from fiction when on the Internet.  Look at the sources that are citing information or slandering a certain company.  What I notice about people on the Internet or in person who discount a company I know is legitimate, is that they often say something like, “I was with that company for 2 months and I made $50.  You can’t make money there, it’s a scam”  If I could talk to them I would ask, “Did you put in the hours you needed, how many hours did you work and what did you do?  Did you work with your team, did you attend meetings, special trainings etc?”  Truth be told, whether they admit it or not they did not do the activities necessary to be successful.  They came into this expecting a free ride and still get paid well.  That does not happen, you don’t get something for nothing.   You have to work for anything that’s worth it and you will have to make sacrifices especially as you get established.  It is not easy but if you are determined and work hard you will be successful beyond your wildest dreams.

With any business there are ups and downs, bad days and good.  So many are ready to throw in the towel after a bad day.  They don’t realize if they just press on and keep working that even though there will still be bad days, they will be successful.  Just talk to some of the most successful people and you will find that they have had some really bad days even in a business that they are extremely successful in.  They have days that everything just seems to go wrong.  The difference is, they know that it will pass, they chalk it up to a bad day and move on.  That is the difference between those who are successful and those who are not.  Persistence, drive, determination, and a winning attitude is what they have.

So, if you truly want to work from home.  You need to do your due diligence and find a legitimate opportunity.  Then, you need to put the time and effort in to be successful.  Last, when the going gets tough, you have to make the decision to press on.

You should ask yourself: If not me than who?  If not now than when?  Why not me?  Why not now?  If you are ready to take the next step contact us for more information on credible work at home opportunities.  It can be you and it can be now!

Are You Listening To A Leader Or A Failure Who Wants Company?

Do you know why some great companies get a bad name?  It is because the very people who go around bad mouthing work at home legitimate businesses are disgruntled because the business was not the get rich quick scheme they wanted it to be.

Business is work, many people go searching for that magic opportunity that will get them great wealth, financial freedom, flexibility, let them be their own boss but they do not want to pay their dues.  I am not talking about putting up money, I am talking about putting in time, doing real work, real work that will pay off in spades.

I see it all the time.  Someone hears about a company, they join that company and do the bare minimum if that.  They think that it is going to be easy and they will not have to do anything, they don’t attend any optional training meetings, even if they are online and convenient, they don’t put forth the effort to be a leader. They don’t come in strong, they are the most proactive when they are making the decision but then, they sit back.  When success does not find them in a month, two months, they quit.  They lack the drive to work, they lack the drive to persevere and they give up at the first sign of any resistance.  They jump ship and then to be certain no one attributes their failure to them, they go about bad mouthing the company telling others that they are a scam, no money can be made etc.  They will do everything in their power to thwart any one else from giving it a go.  They want company because misery loves company.

It takes the right person to do their due diligence, to make the decision to work, and do just that.  Those people are the leaders, those people are the ones who go above and beyond what is required, they are the small percent that reach and surpass their greatest goals and it is done because they persevere where other bail.

Make sure you are listening to leaders and not failures when you are trying to research a business. Don’t let others keep you down because they could not make it.  Reach for the stars if you want them, enjoy the ride but don’t give up and keep on going.  If you put the time in, put the work in, keep doing it, you will see that you can make it and you can be one of the leaders that did not give up.

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How can you tell a legitimate work at home job from a scam?

If there is one thing that I repeatedly hear, it’s the question, How can you tell a legitimate work at home job from a scam?

Well, it is very easy to find out if a company is legitimate.  You have to do your research or due diligence.  One of the first things you should look at, is how long the company has been in business.  You should only work with a company that has a proven track record of at least 7-10 years with consistent growth.

Know that there are no “get rich quick” jobs.  I think that is the biggest misconception  about people looking for at home careers.  They tend to forget that first word in “work at home.”  A legitimate work at home position will require “Work”  you are going to get out what you put in.

There are legitimate companies where you can indeed acquire a tremendous income and have residual income for life, but you have to work hard to make that happen.  Not everyone has what it takes to make it to the top, but if you have the drive, skills, determination and put that time in, you can realize your dreams of financial freedom and security, get out of debt and spend more time with your family.

Remember when you are doing your research that every company will have some unsatisfied customers and employees.  You need to evaluate the percentage in contrast with the number of employees the company does have, and the numbers of customers that spend their money with the company.

So if you see an ad for stuffing envelopes that promises you $1000.00 a week, you can bet that there is something fishy.  Also if companies ask you for a big investment that is a red flag.  Now of course many independent consultants need to purchase products or a start-up kit in order to do demonstrations, even fast food employees must buy a uniform.  I am not talking about such fees, if a company asks you to invest several hundred dollars for a position assembling products that is a red flag.

Another question you need to ask yourself is, does the company wants to see you succeed?  Do they offer free training, do they give new employees support, do they have resources to help you get started?

Bottom line is that yes, there are legitimate jobs where you can earn enough money to replace your income, pay off debt and have financial security for life.  Just do your research, evaluate the sources, check the company with the BBB, chamber of commerce etc.

Don’t let negative people get you down, like I said, there are always going to be those who did not cut it and they want to attribute their failure to a flawed company.  The most important thing is to work hard your first year and don’t give up.  Even if you have a rough start, if you stick with it and work hard you will have success.

Let the older or gray dogs in the company train you, listen to those who are successful, duplicate what they do.  Take direction and be coachable and open, if you do this you will likely be one of the gray dogs several years down the road.  If you bolt the first time you face rejection, you are going to flounder.

Remember do your research, and when you find a good company then you need to commit to do the best job you can and stick with it.  If you start to get down, tell your  company mentors, they will probably help you feel better by sharing stories just like yours and look where they are now.

Good luck and if you want any information please Contact Us through our Contact Page.  Go follow your dreams and remember, opportunity is knocking.  Make sure your ears and your mind is open.

Business Opportunity Meetings Filling Up For This Week!!!

If you are looking for a legitimate career with an established company, that you can do from home with no selling, no inventory, no deliveries, no parties and no cold calling–  contact us about getting a spot in one of our online business meetings in our virtual office to learn more.  There are only a limited number of spots for this week so contact us soon via the contact us page.  Take the first step toward a brighter future!!!