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Archive for January, 2007

Why Should You?

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

Why is it important to have your own web site, learn to read HTML and get through all the techno babble when you have an affiliate site all set up for you?
Are you really and honestly in business for yourself?
What if the affiliate program you have hung your star on goes out of business? What then?
What if you change ISPs how do you notify everyone of the change in email? Our carrier was Adelphia. Adelphia sold out to Comcast so all of our root email changed, but was that a worry? Not at all because all of my email comes through my web site address and even if it would move servers the email addresses would remain the same. When you have 300-400 personal contacts in your address book and 4000 to 5000 or more in a mailing list you can begin to see why having your own URL can be vital.
You have heard the money is in the list, it is in the follow-up but if you don’t have your own database and that company is gone your list is gone too. All the work you have done is down the drain. It isn’t hard to register your own domain and even if you start with your name.com at least you can begin to apply many more strategies to your business that are totally unavailable to you as an affiliate of someone else’s business. Think about it!

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

if your daddy walks you to school because your both in the same grade, you might be a redneck!

Thought for Today:

“Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may grow.”
-Louise Driscoll

Tips and Techniques

Adding comments to your web pages in addition to the content is useful when you want to remind yourself to update a section of text or indicate why you used a specific tag.
A comment must be surrounded by the delimiters. Web browsers will ignore the information between the delimiters. This prevents your comments from appearing on the page itself.
Keep in mind that users who view the source code will be able to read your comments.
Comments can also be used to hide web page elements that some Web browsers may not recognize. Example: using a comment allows you to hide JavaScript from older browsers that do no recognize JavaScript. This will prevent the browsers from displaying the code on the Web page.
Another great use for the comment delimiter is to hide certain areas of the page that are “under construction” until you are completed with them. It is not such a good idea to show a page “under construction” when visitors come in. A little content on the page is better than an “under construction” sign.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

In the training room, in the conference room and in the study hall we have been tearing apart Private Label Products the how to and the why use them.
Chet has been going over using PLRs with eBay not only as a source of income but also as a method of building a personal opt in list.
There are two ways to make an income in business and only two ways that I am aware of. Either you buy someone else’s’ product at wholesale, then sell it at retail or you produce a product yourself then retail it yourself. The beauty in buying resell rights products is simply that you buy it once then you can sell it as many times as the market will allow. Once your initial investment is recovered through sales, every other sale is 100% profit.
There are only a couple of rules in buying and offering resell products.
1. Read the end users license fully so you know that you can use the product in the manner you want to use it.
2. Read or use the product yourself so you know it is high quality and you are proud to attach your name to it.
If you want to know more about this and other business building strategies join us in the conference room. Check the calendar http://www.iswinning4u.com/calendar for the time and place.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

A man who was having heart trouble went to the doctor to see what his options were. Naturally, the doctor recommended a heart transplant. The man reluctantly agreed, and asked if there were any hearts immediately available, considering that money was no object.
“I do have three hearts,” said the doctor. “The first is from an 18-year old kid, non-smoker, athletic, swimmer, with a great diet. He hit his head on the swimming pool and died. It’s $100,000. The second is from a marathon runner, 25 years old, great condition, very strong. He got hit by a bus. It’s $150,000. The third is from a heavy drinker, cigar smoker, steak lover. It’s $500,000.”
“Hey, why is that heart so expensive? He lived a terrible life!”
“Yes, but it’s from a lawyer. It’s never been used.”

Thought for Today:

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own good deeds.
-Miguel de Cervantes

Tips and Techniques

There are some basic HTML tags you should add to every Web Page you create.
The tag should appear at the top of every web page you create. This tag identifies your document as a web page containing HTML code.
The tag should appear directly below the tag. The tag identifies the head section of the page which contains information about the page. So what exactly goes between the head tags? This is information about your page and is designed to be seen by robots that index the web so its importance cannot be under emphasized. In the study hall, you will find a bare bones template for a web page and a template for creating all the necessary tags to put between the and tags. Templates make it a whole lot easier to get a job done quickly.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time you took something out of the box it worked just exactly the way it should? Sometimes I really wonder why life hands out so many challenges. I look back on all of the things I know to be true, but somehow in the heat of a mess all of those sayings and pieces of advice just don’t seem to matter a hill of beans. You know what I am talking about, right?
How do you handle a challenge? Do you throw up your hands and say, “to hell with it?” Then come back later to try again.
Do you stick with it until you figure out a solution dispite the headache?
If you have kept good notes about your projects and programs, you might find that going for a walk, then coming back to look at notes having to do with handling a similar situation or problem might quickly resolve the current one. This is probably the biggest single reason to keep notes and not rely on memory. Have you started your journal yet?

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Eight-year-old Nina brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good…mostly A’s and a couple of B’s. However, her teacher had written across the bottom: “Nina is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit.”

Nina’s dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back: “Please let me know if your idea works on Nina because I would like to try it out on her mother.”

Thought for Today:

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. -Charles M. Schultz

Tips and Techniques

Setting up a web page requires thought and planning. Do you change around the furniture in your living room without first at least thinking about where you want to put things? Usually the furniture is heavy and there are always outlet considerations to think about. The look and feel of a web page is really no different. The considerations are what image do you want it to represent and what do you want it to do? Write your text first since everything else depends on what it is you want to say. While you write your text, I suggest you begin surfing. Sometimes it may take 200, 300 or more sites to look at while you are doing the research for your site. Look at what you like, but more point out the things you don’t like. Look at the meta tags used and how the graphics are used to enhance the overall appearance of the pages.

Happy designing!

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Important Two Words

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

The one thing that does hold people back above all things and is the one thing that lies behind inactivity is ignorance! Again it comes in many faces as does fear. It shows its ugly head as pride, intolerance, and prejudice and anger. Before a person can learn anything, he must first decide there is something to learn. Before he can even begin to gather information he has to know there is information to gather. Before he can know, he must absolutely admit that he does not know. And for most it is the hardest thing in the world to do. I understand that too is fear, a fear of being ridiculed or made fun of, but every major discovery ever came about because someone went beyond the unknown to discovering the unknown and it was done with two words – “I wonder…”

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Be On The Lookout For The Following New Viruses
RONALD REAGAN VIRUS
Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.

MIKE TYSON VIRUS
Quits after two bytes.

OPRAH WINFREY VIRUS
Your 300 MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 100 MB, then slowly expands to 200 MB.

DR. JACK KEVORKIAN VIRUS
Deletes all old files.

ELLEN DEGENERES VIRUS
Disks can no longer be inserted.

TITANIC VIRUS (A strain of the Lewinsky Virus)
Your whole computer goes down (but I think “we go on”).

DISNEY VIRUS
Everything in your computer goes Goofy :}.

PROZAC VIRUS
Screws up your RAM but your processor doesn’t care.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS
Terminates some files, leaves, but IT WILL BE BAAAAACK.

Thought for Today:

“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.” -Oprah Winfrey

Tips and Techniques

Web page Content – Things to Consider
Always display the most important information at the top of the web page. You have one time to make a good impression, just like the first kiss it can only happen once. The first three inches of your page must capture the visitor’s attention. If it does, then chances are, he will scan the rest of the page. If there is content – graphics and text that “match” what your visitor is looking for then you have a better opportunity of getting him to look deeper into your offer.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Taking action

I have met so many people that refuse to start anything until everything is perfect. They refuse to start a family until they have established themselves in business. Many of them then miss having a family at all.
I have met many people that work so hard they never take a vacation. There is so much in life to see and do.
I have met many people who dream all of the time. They have big plans and big dreams, but never act on them.
I have been told by a lot of people a whole lot smarter than me that the bottom line in inaction is fear. I do realize that fear can take on a good many disguises But, I want to tell you that fear is nothing more than a symptom. It is not the cause. Go back and read The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The ghost of Christmas future talked about three that are worse than death itself, who are they?

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

You Know You’ve Had Too Much Coffee When

Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.
You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.
The only time you’re standing still is during an earthquake.
You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.
You lick your coffeepot clean.
You spend every vacation visiting “Maxwell House.”
You’re the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don’t even work there.
Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
You’re so jittery that people use your hands to blend their margaritas.
You can jump-start your car without cables.
All your kids are named “Joe.”
Your only source of nutrition comes from “Sweet & Low.”
You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.
You’ve built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.
The Taster’s Choice couple wants to adopt you.
You’re so wired, you pick up FM radio.
Instant coffee takes too long.
When someone says. “How are you?”, you say, “Good to the last drop.”
You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
You’re offended when people use the word “brew” to mean beer.
You can outlast the Energizer bunny.
You think being called a “drip” is a compliment.
You think CPR stands for “Coffee Provides Resuscitation.”

Thought for Today:

“There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend”.
– Katharine Butler Hathaway

Tips and Techniques

Entering the information into your web design can be very exciting, it can also be one of the most exasperating learning curves you have ever been through. If and I do mean this is the biggest word in the English language. If you have done your planning well, you are going to know
1. What is the overall purpose of the page?
2. What is the logical conclusion?
3. Have I used the correct piece of technology to give and receive this information correctly?
Enter the text you want to appear on your Web page using your HTML or WYSIWYG editor.
Once the text is entered, you will begin the formatting process, adding graphics and links.

Happy designing!

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Basic 2 Planning

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

Once you are very clear with the answer to the question, “What do you want.” It is time to break it down into how are you going to get it. The steps are the same whether you are planning to build a web site, a life, a home, or a sky scraper!
Stage one: Gathering information
Stage two Organizing information
Stage three Brainstorming
Stage four Developing the processes
Stage five Taking Action

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

TOP TEN THINGS THAT MEN UNDERSTAND ABOUT WOMEN
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Thought for Today:

One must care about a world one will never see.
-Bertrand Russell

Tips and Techniques

Planning is definitely Basic 2. Without it you are going nowhere fast. Lets take a closer look at the list above
Stage one: Gathering information
This is the research stage – It means doing your homework. It means looking at sometimes hundreds of sites that offer the same or similar services or products. It means looking at them with a critical eye to determine how are you going to be different, unique and better so people will want to buy from instead of all those other guys.

Stage two Organizing information
While you are researching, how are you storing all of that information you are gathering. Have you set up your computer files in such a way that the data retrieval will be close to instantaneous? Do you have applications in place that will help you do your work quickly and easily? Your first year in business is designed to help you find those resources just as you need them no pile them on you all at one time. ( http://www.yourfirstyearinbusiness.com )

Stage three Brainstorming
Do you have a group you can bounce ideas with? You do if you are a member of WinAssoc and the Winning Way, the Internet Income lab, or Chet’s video club. We are here to help and you are welcome to attend any and all of the free sessions. ( http://www.iswinning4u.com/calendar ) for times and links to the conferences.

Stage four Developing the processes
In everything you do there is a process, learn them well. This takes time it doesn’t happen every night.

Stage five Taking Action
Finally it means writing and getting done action plans.
Happy designing!

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Basic Number One

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

Basic Number One

Planning your site, your business or your life. There is a quote I absolutely live by, “fail to plan and you plan to fail!” I don’t remember who said it, but it certainly is one of those diamonds each of us searches for. Plans begin with an idea. The idea develops through questions that begin with, “I wonder …” or “what if…” The plan itself is a clear concise statement of the end product. Let me repeat that, “the plan itself is a clear concise statement of the end product.”
Do you know what you want?

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

You Might Be A High Tech Redneck If…

Your e-mail address ends in “@over.yonder.com.”
You connect to the World Wide Web via a “Down Home Page.”
Your laptop has a sticker that says, “Protected by Smith and Wesson.”
You wire your network with jumper cables.
Your wife said either she or the computer had to go, and you still don’t miss her.
You’ve ever used a CD-ROM as a coaster to set your drink on.
You ever refer to your computer as “Ole Bessy.”
Three Words: Daisy Duke Screensaver
Your spell checker knows words like, “Y’all”, “Yonder”, and “Reckon.”
Your yard is full of dead CPUs, printers, modems and monitors.
Your belt buckle is made from a dead 3.5″ disk drive.
You ever felt you had to move your computer desk so it didn’t block the velvet picture of Elvis.
Yer mouse keeps knocking over yer spitcan.
Your wife catches you again with your “Farm Animals of the Orient” CD-ROM.
When you order your new pick-up truck with a gun rack and PCMCIA sockets.
Your PC Games collection consists of nothing but Bass Fishing tournament games.
You only buy from GateWay, ’cause the cow boxes are a hoot.

Thought for Today:

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison

Tips and Techniques

Organizing Information
Divide the information you gathered into different sections. Each section will become a separate web page. Each page must stand on its own. This is an important concept. A stand alone page, may or may not have links to another page, but if you are using the page as a sales page or a landing page, it will not have links except a form to an Autoresponder.

When organizing you information, consider that you want to include enough information for the visitor to be able to make a decision about the idea or product you are promoting. Include graphics that add to the story – never detract from it. Make sure they are optimized for the web. A large file size can increase the time it takes for the page to transfer and a busy surfer looking for information will quickly click away from the page.

Happy designing!

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