Internet Marketing Madness – 3 Sanity Saving Strategies For Your Online Business Productivity

There are a vast amount of elements to sift through on the internet and it is more than enough “stuff” to make you feel like you are going crazy. And while you are going nutty, your internet marketing efforts have not produced any return on your time and money investments.

Trying to figure out what marketing strategies are best for your MLM opportunity or which informational course you should purchase and implement, are all a part of the dynamics of doing business in this virtual environment. There is, however, some relief with these 3 Sanity Saving Strategies that will keep you off the cliff and keep you in business.

Clear the Clutter From Your Mind – As the saying goes “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” There is some truth to this saying, no matter how ugly the truth sounds. Before creating tactics for your business building strategies, it is just as important to have an organized space as it is to have organized thoughts and a “free” mind; free of distracting thoughts, free of unproductive “noise,” and free of negativity. You may have heard the importance of changing your mindset; and eliminating your mind of all things that will prevent you from achieving your goals. This will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. When people feel overwhelmed, they start doubting themselves; and then they what? They quit? They stop working towards their goals and stop managing their online business. Don’t let this happen to you.

Unsubscribe from the Junk - Several years ago, you were on a hunt; a hunt to find the perfect internet business. You soon discovered that the perfect internet business did not exist and that your earning potential was not reliant up your MLM’s compensation plan, but rather, based on your leadership, knowledge and perceived value. Your email in-box is still getting flooded with ancient old solicitations for “making millions” online and over hyped home based business opportunities. But why? Do you even open these emails? If not, delete and unsubscribe from these lists. Dedicate a couple of minutes each day to cleaning out your flooded email account so that when you do check your email, you are greeted with communications that you actually want to read and will help you with your business building goals. Only remain subscribed to the lists that you are able to find true value and inspiration from. If you haven’t read an email from a specific list in 2 years, what do you think you are missing? Absolutely nothing.

Multi-Tasking Is Overrated – There are only 24 hours in a day; I get it. However, multi-tasking can be counterproductive and actually can cost you more time. When you try to write emails, tweet on Twitter, write a blog post, make a video, all while cooking dinner and changing the baby’s diaper, you are destined to feel like you will never be able to achieve or complete any business building activities that will help you create a steady residual income. Don’t put too much on your plate at one time. Focus on one business building strategy at a time and complete an activity before you start another one. By doing this, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and you will want to work even harder on your business. You didn’t start an online business to drive yourself in to the ground and waste time. Remember to engage in activities that are going to build your business and refrain from becoming involved in “busy work.” If you remember these two things, not only will you be able to keep all of your hair, but you could also build a successfully business during the process.

5 Ways BEER Can Make Your Business Better

Here are 5 business lessons I learned from drinking beer.

1. Be Committed
Arthur Guinness founded the company in the mid 1700s. He signed a 9000 (no that’s not a typo) year lease on the brewery. 9000 years! He was so committed and devoted to his idea he backed it with a 9000 year time frame. How committed are you?

2. Have a Process
How long does it take to pour the perfect pint? 119.5 seconds. And yes, they said that extra half second is very important. Not only can they tell you how long it should take to pour a pint, but they can tell you what angle to hold the glass, what kind of glass to use, how far to fill up the glass and how long to wait before toping it off. They have taken the time to create and document the specific system needed to create the perfect product. What kind of systems and processes do you have in place to make sure you produce the perfect pint… er product every time?

3. Create a Special Language
So, cute Guinness marketing guy had a little contest. He showed us pictures of a few of their brands. Apparently it’s popular to mix the beers together. Now remember I’m a one drink wonder so I didn’t know this, but some common mixes have special names. The black & tan, the half & half, etc. They’ve created their own internal language so that clients and team members alike know exactly what they mean. Communication is crystal clear. How clear is communication in your organization?

4. Squash the Rumors
Guinness is a dark, heavy, fattening beer right? Eeeerrrr – WRONG. In fact it’s 125 calories and one of the lowest calorie beer options. Because it’s so dark, most people think it’s going to be overly filling and as calorie laden as a meal. What assumptions do people have about your company? Do they assume you are too expensive? Or too inexpensive and therefore you don’t have the advanced knowledge they are looking for? Or that you don’t have the right programs for them? Or that they have to be at a specific level to work with you? Figure out what people are saying about you and correct any misconceptions.

5. Protect Your Ideas
The harp is the symbol that appears on Guinness products. Apparently, the Irish government thought the harp was a good idea and was planning to make it their symbol. But, Arthur protected his idea by trade marking his harp before the Irish government could get their hands on it. Are you protecting your ideas? Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean big business can kick you around. Educate yourself and use the tools that are available to protect what’s yours.

Who knew beer was so smart?

So where are you on the beer scale? Got it all together? Or are you secretly wasting time (and time is money) putting out fires, fixing miscommunications, checking and re-checking with team members to make sure everyone’s on the same page?

If that’s the case then here’s a 6th bonus lesson.

6. Engage in Your Business
Arthur Guinness engaged and invested in his business. He tightened up the ship with strong systems, created unique products (they use nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide like most beers) and made a decision to take action and be successful.

2012 Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy, Inc.

Top Benefits Of Investing in A Newly Constructed Home Rather Than A Pre Owned Home

Purchasing a new home instead of a pre-owned one comes with various sizable benefits. In the current housing market, new houses are priced very competitively with pre-owned houses, so except for those people who want an address with some history or who want to be in a distinct neighborhood that doesn’t have space for any newly constructed, most individuals will do better with choosing a new construction house.

A considerable benefit that new construction homes have over pre-owned is the warranty protection. Warranties are available when investing in a pre-owned house, but the protection is much more restricted in duration and scope as compared to the warranties on newly built houses. Warranties on newly built houses generally cover you for one year on basic finishing and appearance items, five years on appliances and other mechanical items, and ten years on structural items. With a pre-owned house, a conventional warranty is restricted to one year on the whole lot.

Power efficiency is an additional benefit of purchasing a newly built residence rather than a pre-owned residence. Residences built now are much more energy-efficient than residences constructed just a few years ago. Energy-efficient appliances and HVAC units in addition to improvements in insulation will generally save you sizable amounts of money on your monthly utilities, which will help offset the difference in mortgage payments between a newly built house and a pre-owned one.

New construction homes typically require less care and maintenance than older houses, and this further reduces your monthly costs. Advancements in exterior materials have resulted in homes that are more resistant to bugs and damage from the weather, and new inside finishes are holding up better to every day wear and tear. You’ll have less hassles and expenditure when you have less to do to keep up your home and fewer repairs to complete.

More often than not is it possible to have at least some customizations done at little to no additional charge and you can get what you really want without having to endure significant remodeling. New home builders can usually give you several floor plan variations and will often have design studios with consultants to help you select the right finishes so you can make your residence truly your own.

One final benefit of newly constructed homes is that builders are often making some very nice features in their new developments that are typically not available in older neighborhoods. New neighborhood features such as multi-purpose sport courts, large well-equipped community centers, and even nature trails can add considerably to the convenience and your enjoyment of your surroundings.

Clearly, there are a considerable number of noteworthy advantages and benefits to purchasing a new construction house as compared to a pre owned one. Factoring in the reduced cost of utilities, superior warranty coverage, reduced care and upkeep, and better features and amenities, new construction homes provide a really great worth. Although new homes may have somewhat higher purchase costs, savings on utilities and reduced upkeep costs will frequently offset the higher initial cost in the long-run.