Month: July 2008

Three quick news things i want to share.

I have a few things that i want to share just quickly with everyone. The first thing is something i found and just had to share with as many people as i could. It is a gift that is being given away with only a very small catch. The gift is Trevor Crook’s Copywriting Blueprint Formula, which is 10 hours of audio to get you really moving with putting together your copywriting. Normally the cost for this is $197.00, but he is giving it away free, with the hope that you will do the same, and give it away to at least 3 people in the next 24 hours, that would really benefit from it. Trevor is doing this as part of his goal to help 1 million entrepreneurs in the next 30 days.  You can find out a lot more by reading his site at http://www.trevorcrook.com/. I have only listened to a small part of the audio so far and really look forward to hearing it all, as i believe that this is really going to help me on my marketing. Ok the second thing i wanted to share is soon i will be making a few changes to the layout and theme of the blog here, i am attempting to align the layout and look of most of my sites and am considering if it is something...

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How small business costs you

Today more and more businesses are struggling to make a reasonable return on the investment the owners are making in either time or money. The primary issue in this becomes apparent when you start to consider that there are any number of businesses that when you take an outsiders look at the business you start to wonder how do they make money. The costs involved in operating a business and the commitments that are made towards the operation of the business such as leasing, and other contracts mean that many businesses are running on razor thin margins and find that it is more a case of it literally costs to much to close the business down then to continue operating at a small loss. Taking into account the costs of leasing, staff, out goings on the lease, cost of goods sold, insurance, and any number of other costs that most businesses are paying just to operate you suddenly start to realize just how amazing it is how some of these businesses do continue to operate. From an average estimate, without staff, a retail store needs to make a minimum of $100,000 per year in profit, to cover expenses and pay out a bare minimum to the owner. To consider just paying 1 or 2 staff, you would need to at least double that to $200,000 and depending on the...

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What is the true Value of Education

Education. It is something that i very important in some fields, ie Medicine, Law, and a number of other fields that cannot be practiced without having the prerequisite tertiary education. While There are so many fields that education is an essential, there are i expect just as many that list education as a requirement, while they almost all but pay no attention to it when making a hiring decision. At the same time, education plays almost no part in the immediate earning potential of a person. Just for one example, a college graduate may be able to make $40,000 – $50,000 dependent on their field of course, and on occasion some may be able to do a little better in their first year. In comparison, this year just passed i have earned, Over $50,000 while not even completing High School. Admittedly i have not earned this much money every year, since i left high school, although for the past 3 or 4 years i have come pretty close, and in all honesty i believe that i have probably learned more life lesson’s while working then i believe that i could have learned in university or college. Not only this i have gained a knowledge of quite a number of different business types, including, retail, wholesale, as well as businesses that are in very fast paced businesses. While I may...

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The four hour work week

Recently i have finished reading the book “The Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss, While the title of the book creates an idea about just what is inside, it could be said it isn’t entirely what the book is about. While it may sound as if i am starting out to review the book, this is not really my intention, what i want to do is give my opinion on where this book is really going. In my opinion the focus of the book is to show you ways and means to move from a mentality of you have to work constantly to earn the money you need to live, across to the mentality that the amount of time you personally work has no direct relation to the potential money you can earn. While it is not said as such in the book, this was the biggest mind shift i personally gained from the book. For me it has nothing to do with working a 4 hour week over a 40+ hour week, more so the real disconnection of the X dollars per hour mentality. In this respect i believe that the title is slightly deceiving, however on a number of occasion’s outside the book the author has well describe how the title was brought about. This title really gives the book some definition, which is what every...

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Lot’s is happening

It has been a little while since i last was here writing, to long for my liking. I have been having quite a full on time, mostly with work, but also in working on some online projects.  I have some plans for a few posts to come over the next week or two so do stay posted. Basically work is a little full on, i have managed to get the promotion i was looking for to coordinator, even though it took a while and will be a little longer till i really get into it, finally got where i want to be for the time being. However, with other things that have happened at work especially the last few days have been really short on staff and with pressure on everyone to minimize overtime it is not entirely possible. Oh well, just something we have to deal with and work on. In the way of online project’s, i have been putting in a bit of time building an online store.  Kind of frustrating, as i cannot find a script that does exactly what i want, however the one i have found that works for the most part how i want it, well kind of makes it really super difficult to update products in any reasonable amount of time. It takes anything up to 30 seconds to load the page...

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