home based business

home based business opportunities..!!

A lot of people hoping to make money online are limited to working at it just a few hours per day or less. If you’re working a day job and are frustrated that you can’t spend more time becoming financially free, I have some good news for you.
Do you know what’s even more effective than having more time to work? Getting as much as you possibly can out of the time you do have available.

The reason is that if you’re not focused and effective during a short period of time, then having all day would just mean more wasted time. As a mentor of mine once said, “If you can’t make money in your spare time, you can’t make money full-time.”

Setting up the home office is a must..!!

So, here are 5 proven tips I want to share, based on what modern neuroscience has shown (not motivational fluff), that will help you to get even closer to your income goals in less time.

How Our Brains Work Against Us

There’s a meme floating around called “Scumbag Brain” that jokes about how the human brain works against us sometimes instead of doing what we want it to. For example…It’s easy to get motivated, but hard to stay disciplined.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that gritting your teeth and relying on willpower alone is not enough.

A home based business must be treated like any other business or job.

Think of the last time you were on an exercise program that did not last. You went to the gym religiously for several weeks…until you caught a cold, or missed a day. Then, it was back to your old habits and behavior again—not to mention feelings of guilt and self-blame (which make it even harder to bounce back).

The key is to avoid self-criticism by understanding how your mind works. We all get lazy or have setbacks.

The key is to get back on track again quickly when (not if) it happens.

Schedule 90-120 Minute Time Blocks

Set up a clock and stick to a time frame like that anyone that has a successful home based business will tell you this.

The easiest way to get something done is to set a specific time and place to do it, and then show up when the time comes. Otherwise, your goals and plans are not concrete enough, and you can fall into the procrastination trap.

It’s also a fact that people can only stay focused and productive for 90 to 120 minutes at a time, before we need a rest or diversion. It’s impossible to stay ultra-productive all the time. Don’t even bother trying.

Instead, schedule blocks of time when you’ll be doing nothing but working, and when it’s over, STOP. Take a 15-20 minute break, or wrap it up for the day.

Also, treat your scheduled commitment to yourself as seriously as you would your job. Isn’t it just as important?

Prioritize Your Top 5 Items

It helps to list the top 5 tasks to accomplish each day, preferably the night before. Then, when the time comes to work, work on one thing at a time, starting with the most important action item of the day.

When it’s finished, move on to item #2, and so on, until done. Do NOT try to do two things at once! Multi-tasking is a myth and a joke.

It gives people the illusion that they are getting more done, but in reality you lose concentration while switching back and forth between items because it takes time for the mind to get caught up again.

In your own home based business Create an Environment for Focused Work.

Your performance is affected the environment you’re in and the tools available to you, positively or negatively. Give your body and mind what they need to perform by setting up your workspace for success.

Before you start, clear out the clutter and remove any potential distractions. Have only one window open on your computer. Get away from email, phone, and social media until your work block is over. You can schedule a separate session for phone calls and email.

I have also found that upbeat music helps me move more quickly, as long as it’s not too distracting (and no vocals—otherwise my mind pays attention to the lyrics).

Like any business or job, Take a Fun Break away from home based business

Lastly, don’t forget to give yourself the rest you need, in order to have the concentration reserves you need to fuel your work.

 

So make a point to schedule periods each day for breaks, leisure, and fun as well as working on your home based business.

It’s just as important if you want to be consistent in the long run!

Hopefully you will find these tips to be as helpful as they were for me while growing my own 7-figure income!

 

Any home based business or home based jobs are not as hard as you may be thinking, maybe look at a Franchise opportunity as a lot of successful home based business companies are set up like this so you have a proven business model that is already set up and running..

Also, if you want to get even more done and make even more money in less time than you can achieve through your own efforts, consider licensing and promoting other people’s info products and sales funnels, rather than creating them all from scratch.

To find out how even brand-new students are making thousands per week with no website, no product, and no list, just by spending 30 minutes per day following a proven method, click here: http://m0be.com/atEWGr/df14e773. for details.

Create An Activity Management Plan

What is an activity management plan?

When you are constantly juggling between tasks and time, it is now the perfect moment when you know how to manage your activities to give more space and time for doing what you want. Isn’t that we are here for? Our long time credo to help others become financially free through online marketing and blogging (watch this video on what platform we use to do this here) means being 80% productive out of the 20% work we did. And we didn’t do just that by mismanaging our activities.

The 24-hour time you have is just like everyone else’s. What you do with them is the only thing that sets you apart. How then can you create this plan to manage all your activities?

SCHEDULE. Let us go back to the basics. Managing often begins with a layout. Try doing this in Excel or best, your calendar. Maximize your availability. The rich and successful people value their time so much they HIRE people to schedule it. Why not do it also? Finding a layout and formatting it might be the most challenging part because you have to maintain it in the future and it has to be the best one that you can understand and keep track off easily.

Create Activity Management Plan

LIST. Now that you have decided on a format, list down your activity that is as early as one week ahead. Again, this management plan is for your online marketing activities – not your time. The “time” part will follow.

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TRACK. When you feel like your days and long and your weeks are short, check back on your calendar and find out where all of your time is going and whether you have managed 80% of the 20% you have devoted to doing your Empower Network duties. Give yourself realistic goals and honest expectations. If you think researching the competition takes 2 hours than the usual, write that down.

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PRIORITIZE. After listing your activities and tracking which tasks are the ones that make you productive, prioritize them in order of how they will affect your health, wealth, and relationships. When you constantly address activities that make you rich, healthy, and emotionally stable, then wouldn’t you be leading a complete life then? Isn’t that one of our goals? Watch this video too on how I made myself one of the top 7 Figure earners in the online marketing industry. 

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Time is constant in our lives but activities are the ones that CHANGE. By giving more significance on activities that bring you success, it is easier then to let go of the ones that don’t. Discipline and perseverance will be your allies and procrastination your enemy.

Manage your activities and plan them in a way that will combat time and the hectic chaos of your life. Who knows, by being religious to such tasks, you might even end up with more time that usual for recreational activities.

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How To Begin Your Work From Home Career

Back before when we have discussed how working from home is the new era, it seems like we have struck a nerve from our readers both negatively and positively. We cannot help but also have questions from people who are not certain about their future when they work from home and join Empower Network Australia. Fortunately, there are people who are open-minded about the concept of becoming your own boss and building their enterprise while working from home who gave us quite positive feedbacks about it.

Apart from working at home is anyone’s dream, there are so many reasons that I can write on how fun, beneficial and productive working from home is. I couldn’t give more emphasis on its advantages but I also can understand how taking and making the first step to get started is the hardest part.

Start on your skillset. Do you know what kind of work do you want to do? Decide on a career path and start from there. You might have been in the corporate world so much you can’t think of a career to embark on that actually makes YOU the boss. But in reality, your skills should be something you capitalize on. What is the reason that makes your former boss pay you wages every month for? Use that! If you have been writing for the company for years, why not become a freelance writer or set up a firm where you can house writers and have companies pay them for hire per hour. Try WordPress or Blogger and make money off blogging. See how you can do this by watching this video here.

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Research, study and train. Leaving your corporate life can be daunting so make sure you have enough ammunition at hand to take the first step out of it. Look up on opportunities and different ways on making money while at home. Say, if you decided to start up a blog and capitalize on it, check out tutorials on making blogs and setting up money-making widgets from affiliates and ads. Apply all these research and train yourself on becoming very good at what you are currently teaching yourself with. Master tests online such as grammar, spelling, writing or typing tests. Get certificates from authorized institutions such as Google if you are into internet and online marketing.

Set up now. Furnish copies of certificates, permits, recommendations and referrals. Allot a small working space at home where you have your computer, internet, and phone all geared up and ready. Create a calendar for tasks you will do in the first 3 months of being a work-from-home employer to garner enough leverage in the playing field.

Now that you have decided that working from home is something you can build your career on, then get started on how to work from home and setting up your home office for your Empower Network business in the process. Hey, it was never easy. Check out how I started here by watching this video.

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Till next!

3 Major Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make

Marketing Mistakes - Scott Smith Empower Network

Business owners sometimes are unaware of committing one or two marketing faux pas that costs them millions of dollars in lost revenue and profits. Yes, it cripples their business but the extent of such mistakes might not give them the chance anymore to get back on their feet. Consumers are harsh and unforgiving and it will cost thousands again to rebuild another campaign to redeem themselves.

Marketing Mistakes - Scott Smith Empower Network

Whether business owners need more education or training, it is best to know what could be the possible outcome should they avoid committing the mistakes listed below.

Mistake #1. Not having a Unique Selling Point or USP.

Your USP is one thing that is going to set you apart from the rest of the competition. Without it, no can really differentiate you from the rest of the thousands of competitors who are also offering the same services that you are selling.

Mistake #2. Going into battle without ammunition.

Just like establishing a USP, every a marketing pitch has to have a strong offer. Prepare for the battle when you launch it. Turn it into a religion when you study, practice and devote all your time learning it.

Different businesses automatically send proposals and marketing letters that are poorly written that it is going to be miracle for someone to actually read it. They thought they can guarantee sales already by taking that huge leap into pushing their products aggressively.

When your sales and marketing are your foundation, establish them one by one. It might take time but the rewards are bigger and greater.

Achieve success by getting things right. Always prepare NOT to fail or you’ll end up preparing to FAIL at all. Athletes train all the time. Do you think they would win at the battlefield had they not practiced, exercised and prepared?

Mistake #3. No Sales and Marketing System.

So you’ve sent out your proposal and waited for a reply. How do you convert these leads?

How can you qualify if this lead is valid or not?

When brands form a system to market their brand, it does not establish on its own. A branch with a huge following like BMW, for example, might be doing well in one region but not in another. When I visited one BMW dealer in the area, I was surprised that they don’t have a marketing department at all. A marketing and sales department should be handy and ready to promote their business – and they should together and hold hands while at it.

Marketing your business is an art that you have to get down on your knees sometimes just to produce something creative – but it all boils down to one system. YOUR SYSTEM. Without that foundation, your efforts and conversions will go haywire.

Think this is it? There could be so many marketing mistake we could all do in a lifetime but the ones mentioned above are the basic marketing mistakes that we miss to correct but could certainly affect our businesses in the long run. I will be concluding more soon.

What about you? Have you committed mistakes in the past that affected your marketing efforts?

Keep posted for more marketing tips here.

Scott

Jumpstart Your Own Self-Hosted Blog

Empower Network or Create Your Own Blog

We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU.

We have dedicated this page to help our readers and followers on building their own brands and pages online. Eventually, if you are a member of Empower Network, you might also want to have an asset of your own – a page and blog that you can create and claim as your own brand.

Empower Network or Create Your Own Blog

Now we are going to create your own self-hosted blog and start safeguarding your blogs and content for the long haul. Position yourself at the top of your own niche and give your readers a different YOU. How to begin?

Brand Name and Domain. Have you decided on a name to use online? You can use www.fullname.com if its available or perhaps a nickname that you wanted to be known for. I’ve used www.dev.needavasolutions.com/scottsmith because it stands for me helping out everyone to be come 7 figure earners. The surfing part is what I do in between! Remember, once you decided on brand name, it would be hard to switch to something else or your followers will get confused. Seeking and deciding on your brand and domain URL is the hardest part of setting up your own site – its final and it sticks.

Hosting and Domain. Search for a hosting domain that has had several reviews on satisfied customers.  They usually give more discounts when you purchase a hosting plan for more than 1 year. For example, buying a hosting plan that will cost you $8/month for a year is more expensive than buying a hosting plan that will cost you $3/month for a year for 3 years.

Hosting plans already include a free domain for two years the most. Don’t get confused between hosting plan and domain. You can buy a domain anywhere and register for a www.yourbrandname.com but you need a hosting plan to “host” or cater all your files and content that you are going to be publishing online. A domain cannot stand alone without a hosting plan.

WordPress, Blogger or Joomla. Now that you have your www.brandname.com and is now hosted, you will have another choice to make – will you build your website from scratch or install it using WordPress or Blogger (there are others but I’ve just listed the major two)?

My blog is hosted with WordPress and notwithstanding its functionality and form, WordPress seems to be the best content management system online. Blogger, on the other hand, lacks the necessary plugins or functionalities that can make your blogging life easy. [Watch out soon for an in-depth tutorial on setting up WordPress]

Blog. Start putting and publishing content on your blog. Try posting everyday if schedule permits or at least three (3) times a day. Read about more blogging content here.

Now that you have your blog set up and ready – it is time to optimize and customize it! More of this soon!

Ciao,

Scott

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