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Friday, September 28, 2007

Wow, I need some inspiration today




Everything seems to be going wrong.

Have you ever had one of those times when nothing you do is right? Everything you do seems to fail or fall flat?

Man, I've been working really hard, staying up long hours, doing lots of stuff that have amounted to "what seems like" nothing:
-- I've made only $7 on Adsense
-- I didn't get all the work done on my TO DO list
-- My tire went flat
-- My kid is expecting this wonderful birthday party and I haven't the energy to do it
-- A fraudulent charge appeared on my account, now my ATM and my bank account is frozen for 10 days
-- Visits to my blog are at an all time low

And that's just the short list . . .

I better get a bit of inspiration going here before I go out side, plop down on the curb and pull out my harmonica.

Then, I happened upon a little webpage called: Don't Give Up -- thank you Lord.

Did you know:

  • As a young man, Abraham Lincoln went to war a captain and returned a private. Afterwards, he was a failure as a businessman. As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too impractical and temperamental to be a success. He turned to politics and was defeated in his first try for the legislature, again defeated in his first attempt to be nominated for congress, defeated in his application to be commissioner of the General Land Office, defeated in the senatorial election of 1854, defeated in his efforts for the vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial election of 1858. At about that time, he wrote in a letter to a friend, "I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth."
  • Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up." (his capitals, mind you)
  • Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.
  • Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.
  • R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York City caught on.
  • Michael Jordan and Bob Cousy were each cut from their high school basketball teams. Jordan once observed, "I've failed over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed."
  • After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the 1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said, "Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the way. I don't take either one too seriously."
  • Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.
  • 27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
And there is so much more fascinating instances were people donned the habit of the Energizer Bunny and kept going . . . and going . . . and going. Made me feel so much better, made my problems and obstacles look so minuscule compared to mine. If you are having as bad a day as I'm having . . . go to: Don't Give Up.

In whatever you do . . . Don't give up!



Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's not about who you know, but how many people you know

Did you realize that if you knew 100,000 people (and they knew you in return) all you would have to do is ask each one of them for $10 and you would be a millionaire?

If you had a business with 100,000 customers, all you would need is an one item that cost $15.00 and you would profit $1,000,000 (because you need $500,000 for taxes, business expenses, advertising, etc.)

So, what does this tell you . . . it tells me that McDonalds who has billions and billions of people served, has billions and billions of dollars just from the sale of $2.49 Large Fries!

That's so unfair! All I want is measly million (Okay, 3 million in 2 days -- why do you have to be so technical?) [Eye roll].

I remember reading in Millionaire Blueprints Magazine that this guy called Joe Girard was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the No. 1 retail car salesman in history -- all because he understood the concept of the more people you know, the more money you can make.

Basically, he developed a database of everyone he knew and met.

"Joe developed a system of staying in contact with his customers and potential clients. For every phone call or personal contact he made, Joe would write down on a file card any relevant information. He then sent everybody on his list a unique greeting card every single month. These weren't high-pressure sales letters, just friendly reminders to let people know that he was thinking about him."
Millionaire Blueprints, Jan-Feb 2006, pg 63

Joe would send people birthday cards, 12-month follow-up referral cards and monthly "howdy do?" cards. Pretty soon he was sending out tens of thousands of cards every month -- and he was getting millions in business every year.

Wow, what a simple concept that we overlook. I mean, sending notes through the mail can cost you a bundle, but sending people e-mail and e-cards and newsletters cost you nothing! Why aren't more people taking advantage of that? Why aren't "I" taking advantage of that?

A new goal for Telemill: Acquire a database of 300,000 people that regularly receive some sort of information from me monthly. So, where to start -- let me get out my Christmas List . . .

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Have you ever lost time?

Okay, I'm working -- plugging along, getting some things crossed off of my TO DO list and I'm feeling accomplished today.

Then I take a break and grab some food. While happily chowing I click on my Stumble Upon button.

Don't know what that is? Well it's an evil little thing. It sits on your tool bar and when you click on it, it just randomly takes you to some of the coolest sites that you would never find yourself in a million years. So getting back to my story -- I click the stupid button.

And I came upon a website that is (for me) like Kryptonite to Superman. I just couldn't fight it. I was caught, trapped . . . and I lost 2 hours playing with the dog-gone thing!

It's called Idea Generator and it's simple really. You press the button and crazy ideas randomly pop up and it's so darn silly . . . and amazingly simple . . . and totally enthralling to me (yeah, I'm a simple minded smoe). Anyway, I took my break at 11:45 and now it's 1:45 . . . I lost 2 hours playing with this thing.

So now, I have to make up for it. So if the next few post if you read about some crazy concepts like: "eco-friendly rural sex toys" or "wicker growing machines" or even, "inexpensive edible appliances," then you know that I continued playing with this crazy web toy and I had to write on one of its generated ideas to justify my lose of productivity.

Pray for me. [Sigh]

A big thanks [feel the sarcasm] to Insanely Great News for introducing me to the un-productivity gun that would be Idea Generator.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bryan C Fleming's Millionaire Dollar Club


As you know, I'm always on the look out to help my readers (and myself) find ways and methods to reach the Millionaire Club. I came across Bryan C. Fleming the author of "Home of the Million Dollar Savings Club."

He has an excellent post entitled: Million Dollar Savings Club Turns 1 Year Old that outlines a really painless and easy way to save money. And the wonderful thing about this is he's taking the journey along with everyone else and he documents it right here.

He seems to be having good success with his method and it's worth a shot if you decide to do it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cleaning up can make you a millionaire (share what you know)


Want to know how to make millions? It's easy: Share what you know.

Yes, it's that easy. Package what you know and share it, then as the word gets out that you "know your stuff" package the information and sell it!

That's what Fly Lady did. I ought to know because I was there when she first started. Basically, she was a woman that started a website talking about how cleaning used to frazzle her -- the responsibility of keeping things clean; the clutter drowning her and her family; the sheer frustration that it seemed that she couldn't do anything "right now" because there was too much stuff in the way.

So, she started with her kitchen sink. She cleaned out her kitchen sink and made it sparkle. And the way she did it -- it just nearly choked me when I read it. Basically, she took all the dirty dishes, put them UNDER the sink. Closed the cabinet doors and cleaned her sink, put some glass cleaner on it, made it shine and sparkle . . . and instantly felt better.

She promised herself that no matter what happened in her entire house, she would keep the kitchen sink clean. And her "clean-ness" radiated from that spot. She went on to clean the surrounding area and keeping that clean . . . and ultimately devised easy ways and systems to keep everything in your house clean with very little effort.

And then, she told everyone about it.

Her friends started doing it with great success. Then they told friends and she had to find a way to package the information so she didn't have to repeat her story over and over again. And guess what? Now, she's a millionaire. Don't believe me? Read her story: The Fly Lady Making Millions.

I personally know her methods work because I've been using them for years. I discovered her in 2002, when I was overwhelmed with my new business and writing a book. I needed to keep my house clean and someone on a discussion board recommended visiting her website. Thank you Fly Lady!

Anyway, the point is every one of us has expertise, know-how, something we know to do that others could benefit from. It's probably stuff you don't think twice about because you know it so well. But let me challenge you a bit -- next time someone says to you, "How the hell you know how to do that?" or "Wow, that's amazing you know all about this stuff." or "Can you teach me to do that?"

Perhaps that's your million dollar money sign. Maybe you should think about using that knowledge in some way: write a book, create a class, consult, etc. to create the financial abundance you've always wanted. Just like Fly Lady.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tele-Jobs: Palm Coast Data

Looking for a data entry job? Palm Coast Data has work from home jobs and they are very easy to find. The only problem, the jobs are offered too people in a specific region. "Palm Coast residents west of the toll bridge" to be specific.

However, they require $60.00 deposit for a "SecureID Token" to protect their servers. As usual, I will always warn potential telecommuters about fees and money requirements placed on them before they can begin working. I've done a little research and so far I have not seen any complaints or problems reported about this deposit. But, I will say to anyone considering this avenue of employment to beware -- if you can't afford to lose the required $60, don't apply.

My philosophy will always be: "Money goes from the employer to the employee, not the other way around." Be careful and good luck.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Stanley Bing on Working from Home



Article entitled: Working from home? from Bing's Blog of Fortune Magazine. Excellent advice especially numbers 5, 7, and 8 -- I live them and you should too.

But the real fun is the comments that readers left. Some of them will have you giggling out loud.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Got a New Telecommuting Job

I got a new job using a free web tool that I reviewed a week ago. The job is to promote a music entertainer on the Internet.

They needed someone to get the word out on the Internet and they were looking for a “virtual assistant” to do the job. Basically, they thought that a person who could write a PR piece and distribute it to the media was all they needed. I knew I could do better.

So, I created this proposal/resume using Qlipboard. They were so impressed with it that I got the job! Now, each week they want me to send them a Qlippit of work that I’ve done for them.

This got me to thinking, hmmm. Could this little piece of free software be the key solution to the arguments of those stubborn managers who don’t want to let people telecommute because they can’t see their work? Could this little bit of free software possibly be a solution to that argument?

There are a few other accounts I would like to get to increase my income. I think I will use Qlipboard and other web tools to convince these potential employers to use me or hire my services. And that got me to thinking again, that I should create an article on the tools that telecommuters can use to convince their boss to allow them to telecommute. I mean, it worked for me and I know there are a lot of tools on the internet that employers are not aware of, but are essential to making working from home possible, easy and down right "common sense."

So, now I must fully endorse Qlipboard as a way for telecommuters to convince employers to hire them. I invite other telecommuters to try this method. It has worked well for me. (Please note, that because of this success and some other things I’ve done last week) I’m updating my goal meters, finally. Yea!

In case you're curious, here’s the Qlippit that convinced my client to choose me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

About your budget: GAS


Okay, today we are going to be "practical" and concern ourselves with an issue that is on our minds, daily. Gas.

Now, why would a telecommuter speak on such things? Well, even though my good fortune in finding telecommuting work helps me avoid the high cost of gas, I am still affected by the high prices. After all, my spouse commutes one hour one-way to his job. I have to take the kids to school and pick them up. They have various after-school activities that I must drive them to. Some of my clients require my attendance at important meetings periodically. So yes, I still spend money on gas. And that means I'm always looking for practical and helpful ways to offset that cost.

I found one helpful site called GasBuddy.com. It helps people find cheap prices within their city by providing the comprehensive listings of gas prices (both inexpensive and most expensive).

You simply go to your location on the map (Sorry - they only have U.S. and Canada locations), select the city closest to you. Then, they provide a list of the cheapest gas (and the most expensive gas) in that area. They even have a map to show you how far you must drive to get to that cheap gas. Excellent!

How do they do this? Well, people like you and me sign up to become a "member" (it's free) and when they purchase gas they note the price at that station. When they have access to Gasbuddy.com they enter the station, it's location and the price of gas there. GasBuddy.com tallies the results and put them in easy tables for visitor information.

Participating in GasBuddy: joining, putting in gas prices, referring friends and leaving messages in the forum gets you points that can be used to win free gas cards and other prizes.
Nice little site. I'm sorry I only just stumbled onto it recently.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tele-Jobs: VeraFast



Verafast.com is an Ohio company that assists newspapers with their customer service needs. A description f the customer service rep, job is:

We work primarily with the newspaper industry. Our customer service representatives work from their homes making customer service calls for our newspaper clients. In most instances, we are checking on the customer’s service and reporting back to the newspaper so they can take appropriate action.

You can not send a resume to apply for these home-jobs, you must fill out the online application. They have specific needs and you must have the required equipment set-up, so please carefully read their employment page. Their application page is NOT on secured servers (no https:// designation) -- so understand that you are submitting your private information to a "public page."

I'm not trying to get in your way of finding a telecommuting job, I just thought you should be aware of this before you apply.



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Please remember, dear job hunter, if your qualifications and experience do not fit the position, do us all a favor and refrain from applying. Employers do not want to be bombarded with resumes of people who can not do the job.

Telecommuting Jobs, Work at home jobs, telework, hom

Thursday, September 13, 2007

ALMOST a Top 100 Make Money Online Blog!


Have you visited 45n5.com yet? I had this guy on my list of websites to review when low and behold, I got the notice that I am 152 on this list of Top 100 Make Money Online Blogs. I couldn't believe it! I am so honored to be listed in any location near such wonder bloggers as: ProBlogger, Shoemoney, Dosh Dosh and Emoms@Home. Thank you 45n5!

Now for the review of this site:
If you are a blogger (or thinking about blogging) and you have not read at least 10 posts at 45n5.com then you are woefully behind dear students. This website is an absolute MUST READ, even if all you do is read blogs. There is so much information here about earning money online (even lists opportunties that do not require blogging or owning a website) that it just makes me dizzy and want to kick my butt at the same time. I have missed out on so much!

Here are some of my favorite and great money making posts from this site:

How to Sell A Digital Product Online

Get Paid for Your Videos Today!
How To: Build a Content Minisite in Under 10 Minutes

And please check out his funny money-making video spoof:

The Best Make Money Online Video On Youtube

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Auction Ads and the New Deal


As I've stated before, I've been investigating all kinds of "make money" opportunities in my endeavor to successfully meet my "challenge." Well, this is the first of many posts on "creating cash" that I hope you will enjoy.

Today, I came across a new deal with AuctionAds. Anyone who signs up will receive $25.00 automatically in their account. Wow, you might say, that's $25.00 free dollars for signing up and putting Auction ads on my blog. Sweet! Well yeah and no.

Yeah, they are giving out free dough, but they don't pay out until you amass $50.00 worth of people who have clicked over to E-Bay and successfully won the auction -- so you still have to have the lots of traffic to amass $25.00 worth of advertising revenue. Which I don't have right now. But what the hay, that shouldn't stop me from telling you guys about it, right?

So, for all you crazy kids out there with over 300 visits per day, that can amass $25.00 worth a revenue in a few short weeks, if not days. Go for it! As you can see, I'm going for it too.

Try AuctionAds

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ebay Buyers Should Not Become Ebay Sellers (Updated)


This is a public apology to my husband . . . he read my post and was upset with my rant. I was attempting to create a humorous piece -- about our misadventures with E-bay.

He didn't find it funny at all. Sorry honey.

I guess, I'll just stick to pointing out my little idiosyncrasies, it will be safer. [sigh]

Wow, trying to be a millionaire truly has it's ups and downs.

Learn this well, grasshoppers . . . keep your funny rants about your family members in your head.

Signed
Want-to-be-millionaire-still-married (maybe)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Want to meet a 21-year-old millionaire?

I am very impressed with Farrah Gray, a 21-year-old Black man that became a millionaire at 14 years old! There are many points in his story that gives clues to achieving wealth and prosperity.

1. Make use of basic resources;

2. See potential where others don't (or won't);

3. Don't be afraid to ask things from people and do be afraid to "go for it.";

4. Have confidence in your dream, your purpose -- even when no one else does;

5. Start/produce something that helps others;

6. Deal with rejection and press on;

7. Don't be afraid of new opportunities, take them and learn from them;

8. Teach others what you know how to do -- but make sure to get paid for it.

But his true motivation was to help his family (particularly, his mother). A quote from the ABC News article about him states:

Part of what motivated him to begin earning money at such a young age was watching his mother work so hard. "When I went to sleep she was up; when I woke up she was up," he said. "So I never really was sure that she did go to sleep. And I really felt that out of that feeling of struggle, my mom had a heart attack, and I said there must be something I can do to help her."

Read the entire article about him.


Millionaire by 26: Secrets to Becoming a Young, Rich Entrepreneur by H (Google Affiliate Ad)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

They're reducing the price of I-Phones, and it still doesn't matter

I was hanging out at Consumerismcommentary.com today and they are talking about the new I-Phone price. Apple dropped the price of the I-Phone by $200. Currently it stands at $399.00. And yes, I still want one!

But in reading the comments in Consumerism Commentary, I realized that the only reason I entertained the thought of buying an I-Phone in the first place is because I have AT&T as my service provider already. Not only that, but I've had my contract longer than 3 years, so I have no fees for changing my provider if I so wished. So really, I'm free.

Other people that are on other providers would have to switch (pay a fee to their current provider and then switch over to possibly higher fees and a "slave contract" with AT&T). Double punch in the ole wallet, yuck.

That's when I realized that poor Apple has dug itself into a hole, simply because it's not the price of the I-Phone necessarily (although $600 was steep for a phone) that was the problem. The problem is that Apple didn't realize something: Freedom and choice is always more valuable than gold.

I mean, isn't that why I'm ultimately taking on this millionaire challenge? Ultimately, I don't really want a million dollars for the sake of owning a million one dollar bills -- I want the freedom and choice that a million dollars (or more) can give me, right?

Poor Apple, I think they went about it the wrong way. The I-Phone would have been a SMASH HIT (even at $599) if they would have just known that having a choice of carriers would have been the cherry on top of the Sundae.

I-Phone

All the bells and whistles and the freedom to boot.

Yeah, that could have been their motto. Damn, I should have ventured into Marketing. I'm wasted here!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Millionaire Mommy Next Door

Man, do I want to be this lady when I grow up. The first person to comment on my blog (thank you!) . . . she has a bunch of good information on her blog. You definitely need to check her out. Though a young blog (like mine), her website is packed full of practical information is value to people who are SERIOUS about hitting the millionaire status.

Now, we all know that I profess to be serious about my potential millionaire status. And I may just make it (new things have been happening to me over the Labor Day weekend -- I'll tell you about it later). But this woman has already DONE it -- and is living proof of it.

I can hang out there for hours. I'm acquiring a few good online mentors -- and she might not know it -- but she's one of them.

Mommy Millionaire Next Door
http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/