Saturday, March 28, 2020

Home School vs School at Home: Week One

Well, we just completed our first week of doing school at home. I'll go ahead now and use that as my excuse for not blogging this past week, lol. Let me tell you, this is a big change not only for the adults but for the kids as well. They just aren't used to doing ALL of their schoolwork at home, and it sucks.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Break, School Closings, and Working From Home

What working from home is really like.

Working from home is a mixed bag, contrary to public perception, especially if you have kids. Summertime is rough, but if you can keep them engaged in other activities, it's not too bad. Spring break is the same way. But what happens when an unprecedented emergency, like the coronavirus pandemic, closes schools for an unspecified amount of time, and suddenly you're homeschooling your kids? Yikes!

Stressed out? Play some FREE online games!

We all get stressed out from time to time, don't we? Well, take a look at these FREE online games and see if you can't find one or two to help take the edge off. (Click on any of the images below to get started!)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Covid-19 and The Working From Home Wake Up Call

In the wake of the global pandemic created by the Covid-19 virus, working from home has become more of a necessity in many companies, rather than an optional idea. Telecommuting is taking place at companies you never thought it would. Colleges and universities are closing campuses and rerouting all classes and learning online. It's an unprecedented time in our world for the power of the internet.

Friday, March 13, 2020

VIsualization: How to Create a Modern-day Dream Board

I was recently inspired by something I read to update my "bucket list." You've probably heard of the term before. It's a list of things you want to do in this life before, you know, you "kick the bucket." It occurred to me that if we represented these items as images, this would be almost identical to the old-school dream boards (yes, I know many people still teach and use them) that were taught for decades.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Let's Talk About Money and Honesty

Let's take a few minutes to talk about compensation and honesty in marketing. 

Money is, of course, why people get into any business. Every business owner wants to make money.

There are many people who will advertise pie-in-the-sky numbers. Just remember, there is no such thing as "get rich quick." Anything that allows you to make quick money can disappear just as quickly, leaving the last members to join holding the bag with losses sometimes in the thousands of dollars. You don't want to get caught holding the bag.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Goal Setting Part One

Do you set goals? 
Short, medium, and long term goals?
Are they realistic goals (we'll cover this more in an upcoming blog post)?

Setting goals and keeping them front and center can help your business more than you can imagine.
Let's take a closer look.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Associates or Customers: Which do YOU have?

Do you have associates or customers?

Affiliate marketing is about selling products and signing up other affiliates to participate in the business. 

Network marketing is also about selling products and signing up other marketers to participate in the business.

So, what's the difference?

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

I Feel Like I'm Cheating By Using This Website

Yes, it's true.

I feel like I'm cheating by using this website. 
It's a site that I've been promoting on IBO Toolbox for a while now, but I thought that perhaps it deserves a little more detail into what it is and how it can help anyone with an online business to increase their sales.

Monday, March 2, 2020

My name is Michael, and I'm a business opportunity addict!

Several months ago, I removed 80% of the people on my Facebook "Friends" list. I had decided it was time to move on from networking my business on the social media website. Was that the right move? I don't know, but it did help me realize something this week.

"My name is Michael, and I'm a business opportunity addict!"