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As you may know from previous posts, I’m a huge fan of Dennis Becker and have been going to his E1KAD Seminars for the past 3 years. I’m also a long time member of his Facebook Group, The IM Inside Track.

What makes Dennis’ groups and seminars so magnificent is the sheer number of big time and not-so-big time marketers who participate in both. Experts in all facets of running a business online .. all friends of Dennis Becker.

Dennis has just created and opened up a new membership site called IM Inside Track. Within this new site you’ll learn about:

Affiliate Marketing
Email Marketing
Income Generation Methods
Joint Ventures
Passive and Recurring Income
Product Creation
Productivity And Time Management
Self Publishing
Social Marketing
Technical Topics
Traffic Generation
And more ..

All of this and so much more for the Charter Launch Price of $1.99 per month. Yes, you read that correctly – $1.99 per month.
He has a 6 month plan and you can also pay for an annual membership for just $23.88!!!

This is the biggest no brainer I’ve ever seen. Of course after the initial launch is over, the price of the membership will go up as he adds more and more content.

Get in now for lowest price ever.

Getting Closer ..

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 22

8 days ’til my mother in law comes to visit. My office is almost cleared out, probably another 4-5 hours of steady work there. Then we’re getting some bedroom furniture for the room on Sunday. Whew.

Good things are happening! Mom’s impending visit jump-started some long overdue changes:
1. We’re actually doing some of the things we’ve talked about around the house
2. Clearing out the office and turning it into a real spare bedroom
3. Cleared out the garage and turned it into a real usable space, not just a storage area
4. We have a clear plan on how and what to do to finish off the other rooms and spaces we have available
5. We’re having discussions about what to do with the patio area (which we both want to enclose and incorporate with the building out back. Now it’s just a matter of deciding on a plan of action, then getting it done
6. We’re actually getting rid of a lot of stuff and junk we’ve just been holding onto
7. The greatest thing of all .. we haven’t killed each other!

On another note, we took two of our fur kids to the vet this morning and they did very well. They both got their shots, tests and heart worm prevention meds. Bella also got her nails clipped .. and I gladly paid the $26.50 to have them do it. Seriously. Bella is a little Chihuahua .. and I do mean little and she does not like to have her paws messed with. She us fights tooth and nail when we try to clip her nails.

Wrote the check and had the vet assistants do it, while we watched. Yep, she fought them as well, but we got to see how they handled her. And while I think we may be able to do it ourselves next time around, I might just write the check again. Hurts my heart to see her fight so hard, but it’s something that needs to be done on a more regular basis.

Dobby was totally quiet and just let the vet go about her business. He did great :)

Tough Box

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 21

I made a commitment to write for 30 days .. and it was intended to be 30 consecutive days. However, as you can see, I took a few days off. So to finish off the challenge I’m going to continue writing for the next 10 days and get myself back on track and complete my (slightly modified) commitment.

I spent the last few days working my butt off clearing out my office. My Honey’s mom will be here in 10 days, so we’ve had to ramp it up a bit.

Thank goodness I have such a wonderful family! My aunt and two cousins came over to help us. We managed to clear out 95% of the spare room/office and to get most of the stuff packed up in storage bins and boxes. My aunt is a machine! I thought she only had one speed: Go!
I soon found out she actually has two: Go! and Go Like Hell!

Everything was then moved out and into the garage. We moved a huge open cabinet with pull out shelves into a perfectly accessible spot. It’s perfect because it holds everything and it’s very close to where the bins and boxes will find their permanent home.

In any case, I’m hopeful the room will be ready in time.

Tip of the day: The featured image for this post is of the Homz 27 Gal. Tough Box.

It is simply the absolute BEST BUY ever! These containers hold a considerable amount of stuff. The sides are slightly angled, almost straight, so you get to use the whole box. The construction is top of the line and the lid fits snuggly. The lid also has holes for securing the box with cable ties or actual locks. They also stack perfectly. No wobble and no chance of the sides or lids buckling or bending.

It is, without a doubt, the Best Storage solution I’ve found .. and at under $9 each at Costco .. the deal of the century!


USWNT Win The World Cup!

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 20

The USWNT are the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions! The Team USA beat Japan 5-2 in what was the highest scoring Women’s Final ever. Wow, what a game!

That’s what I did today. Set myself up to watch the entire pregame, final match and the awards ceremonies afterward. Women’s sports are my thing. It’s what I love and it’s the niche which got me started online. The only “work” I did today was play around with my tee shirt designer and made a quick tee and put if up on Facebook.

There are some things I’ll change about the campaign over the next couple of days, but it was good to get something done and launched. And what a hassle that was! All kinds of little mistakes, do overs and oh shit, do it again. I learned all kinds of things like, to pay attention to the settings for my graphics sizes, the font, colors and getting pixel codes for FB retargeting. Yep, learned lots and tuckered myself out.

Anyways, that was my day .. spent it doing what I love :)

Happy Independence Day!

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 19

One thing I’ve noticed over these past 19 days is that my schedule really doesn’t lend itself to creating any kind of sustainable business habit. To elaborate, I still have a full-time job. I work the midnight shift, on a two week rotating schedule. Hours are usually from 8pm to 6am, sometimes from 6pm – 6am. My typical rotation looks like this:

Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat
Off      M       M       M      Off    Off    M      M     Off     Off      M       M     M    Off

and so on. I work a maximum of 3-10 hr days in a row, then have 2 days off. I get every other weekend off. If I have to work on a weekend, it’s only Sat and Sun. I’m off the two days before a weekend and two days after a weekend. I get to to have Mon/Tue off on one week and Thu/Fri off the next. I work every Weds. Pretty freakin’ great schedule, if you ask me. And yes, I designed it myself.

When I’m not working, I have my partner of 20 years, 8 cats and 3 dogs to share time and space with. Finding time to work on things when I’m off is the tricky part.

Anyway, the point is, trying to create any kind of a habit on my schedule it not easy. Doing my best to stick to whatever routine I can grasp onto .. and hoping for the best. I got off a 12 hr shift at 6am this morning and slept until 11:30 am. I’m on the computer thinking about things. I have the opportunity to write my Day 19 entry right now, so I’m taking advantage of it.

On another note, here’s something interesting that’s going on in a Facebook group I’m in:

The group owner is a product and website creator. She either creates or promotes products, and will sometimes offer a Done For You set up service as part of the deal.

She’s been making her living online full-time for about 10 years or more. Her business has been great for a long time, and over the past few months, evolving and seriously ramping up.

Last evening she asked her group members if any of them had the skills necessary to provide these set up services and if so, how much they would charge. Almost immediately she had 4 or 5 people raise their hands.

She then challenged them to put up a sales letter for their services, including Buy Buttons, and to tell customers why they should choose to use their services instead of someone else’s.

Within a couple hours she accomplished:
1. Identifying some possible outsourcers for her business
2. Helped a handful of her customers create an additional revenue stream
3. Helped raise the stature of those individuals within the group, as they are now being seen as “resident experts”
4. Increased her capacity to delivery these DFY products on a much grander scale
I’m sure other pluses will come to light as this event plays itself out.

I found it completely fascinating, hope you do too.

Preparing For The Sugar Solution

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 18

I didn’t get as much done today as I had hoped. I was just too tired from working last night and having to go in two hours earlier tonight to cover the holiday schedule. At least with 12 hr shifts I can usually get plenty of work done without being interrupted too often.

I’m off this 4th of July weekend and hope to get some work done around my house in preparation for my mother in law’s visit. I’ll sleep long and hard when I get home tomorrow morning and will be able to enjoy the festivities.
There is sooo much work to be done and only three weeks left to get ‘er done. Praying for inspiration and intervention!

Kinda having a rough time concentrating and staying on topic today. I know I’m mentally tired and a great sleep will do wonders. Doesn’t help me right now though, with 6 hrs left of my 12 hr shift. Ugh. Reckon a strong cup of coffee is in order.

I just got a huge spike of inspiration, courtesy of Brad Spencer. We’ve never met, and only know of each other through some Facebook marketing groups we both belong to. This evening he posted a “before” pic of himself as he embarks on his personal journey to a healthier lifestyle. Kudos Brad! My Honey and I are starting the Sugar Solution Impact Challenge to clean up our diets and make that all important lifestyle change. Always nice to know you’re not alone.

Lifestyle Changes Are Imminent

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 17

Okay, today I finished going through the TeeProfitsPro video tutorials and updating the website scripts. Next thing on the To Do List is to recreate all the tee shirt campaigns I lost when TeeProfitsPro moved from wordpress to the new platform.
Oh well. Once I have the sites and stores set up, I’ll start creating Facebook Retargeting Pixels for all the new campaigns.My goal is to have at least three campaigns up and running before Sunday.

On a personal note, I’ve agreed to join my Honey in the JJ Virgin Sugar Solution Group Challenge. So, spent some time today watching the program videos and doing the homework. Ordered some All In One Meal Replacement Shakes, the recommended extra fiber product and some snack bars. My goals for this program are: 1. lose weight, 2. lose my sweet tooth, and 3. learn to incorporate more plant based whole foods into our meal time regimen. My Honey really wanted to do this challenge and challenged me to join her. Well, you already know how I feel about challenges .. so it’s game on!

One thing I really like about the program already is that JJ believes we need not to eat every couple of hours to keep out blood sugar steady. She believes we should eat fewer meals further apart, to allow our sugar and insulin levels to drop so that our bodies start using our fat stores to fuel our bodies. That is what my body has always told me. I have a very hard time waking up and eating. I can usually go 3-4 hours after waking before I’m hungry and want to eat, and I sometimes forget to eat altogether until I realize I’m hungry. And that should be perfectly fine so long as whatever I eat is healthy for me and not loaded with sugar.

Between this Sugar Solution and our already moving toward a more plant based whole foods lifestyle, I’m looking forward to some amazing changes and weight loss.

TeeProfitsPro And The Women’s World Cup

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 16

Today was all about getting through the training videos for TeeProfitsPro.
Since deciding a few days back to concentrate on the activities which will help increase my cash flow, my focus has been better and I’ve been staying on track. Three more videos to go and I’ll be a tee shirt selling fool.

The weather has also been instrumental in steadying my focus. It’s been in the triple digits for the last 2 days, which means I’ve been staying indoors and using that time to work on my business. I’ve got a bunch of design ideas and am just going to go all out with campaigns and marketing.

The USWNT will be playing Japan in the FIFA Women’s World Cup of Soccer this coming Sunday! Woohoo! Fortunately I’m off that weekend and will be able to watch it in real time. First in line is a women’s soccer tee.

I had some designs up awhile ago, but they all had to come down when TeeProfitsPro changed from the wordpress platform to a remotely hosted platform. The system is immensely improved, however that means I have a lot of work to redo.

Today I’ll finish watching the remaining training videos and will commit to getting at least 3 tee shirt campaigns activated.

Halfway There

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 15

Halfway there! Woohoo! 15 days and except for maybe pushing the lateness of my posts a bit, I’ve kept on track.
The whole reason for doing this challenge is to train myself to write. Write something, anything, every day so I learn to take the time from my oh-so-busy schedule and consciously think about what I want to say. It’s an interesting thing really. Most of my entries here have been short and sweet. Some quite personal. Some where I’m explaining business things I’m doing and why. It’s all good.

I spent the better part of today watching training videos. I’m keeping to my word of going full bore on the tee shirt ecommerce platform and today was a day of intentional learning. One cool thing with this platform is that the developers are making it so we can sell out own products as well as tees, etc.

Along the way, I’ve discovered that I really really dislike webinars which are over an hour long. How much time to do I want to spend listening to and watching a recording? Always so much banter and getting off track. I’ve got things to do! Anyway, just something I’ve noticed.

Since I’m sold on TeeProfitsPro, I also took the opportunity to send out an email to a few friends and post in a Facebook group of marketers about the new system. Had a good number of folks asking me for details of the system, so used my affiliate link to send them to the website. I sure hope some of them jump on it with me because it really is a wonderful product and opportunity.

Pau for now .. more tomorrow.

Going Forward

30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 14

Continuing the thread from yesterday’s post, here are a couple of things I’m moving to the forefront of my online business ventures:
1. Tee Shirts – I’m using the truly phenomenal tee platform called TeeProfitsPro3.0. TeeProfitsPro is what TeeSpring wishes it could be when it grows up. Seriously. Think I’m kidding? Check it out for yourself:

2. Mobile Apps – The quickest and easiest way to create mobile apps I’ve found is a platform called Zapable.

3. Domaining – Buying and selling domains with starter websites for clients. Will also include mobile apps as an add on feature. Check out Master Domaining, by Gene Pimentel. Hands down the absolute best training on buying and selling domains as a business.

4. Affiliate Marketing – Building out niche affiliate sites for fairly passive income

Those are the four things I’ll be concentrating on to generate more immediate cash flow. I’ll post my progress as I go.

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