Protect Your Financial Security In Uncertain Times

December 13, 2008

Financial security is important to most of us right now. It’s not that we’re greedy. Many of us just want to be able to protect our families finances in these uncertain times.

Here’s What Happens When You Leave Your Financial Security In The Hands Of Someone Else

Fifteen years ago, I discovered what happens when you leave your financial security in the hands of someone else. I was injured in a horrific attack, which stopped me from working for a long time. As well as being a student nurse, I had a part-time job. Well, I knew that I’d lose my part-time wage while I was ill. But I was foolish enough to believe that the government would protect the little people like me, who only got a measly nurse training bursary of £360 a month.

I was wrong - they gave me one month of sick pay and after that I was on my own. To make matters worse, I discovered I was pregnant. And the bank were pressurising me to pay the £500 overdraft I’d ran up, just trying to pay the mortgage. Basically, I was in the shit up to my eyeballs.

So, when I began to recover from the illness, I decided there was no way I would trust anyone else with the financial security of my family ever again. And I started my first online business.

Now, you might not find yourself in the same position I did - and I really hope you don’t. But it made me realise that health is not something you can take for granted - no matter how young you are. And in these uncertain times, you need to do everything you can to protect your financial security.

Starting An Online Business Is Easier Now

When I started my first online business, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Lucky for me - most other people didn’t either, so I wasn’t the only one with a website that sucked. But there are better alternatives now.

One of them is Site Build It. I wish it had been available when I built my first website. It would have saved me thousands. Site Build it is more than just a website builder. It’s an online business course in a box. And it also includes a domain name, web hosting and everything else you’ll ever need to start and run a small business.

And from now, until 25th December, Site Build it are running a special 2 for 1 offer on their online business subscriptions. So, if you’ve been toying with the idea of starting an online business, in your spare time - to protect the financial security of your family, now might be the time to stop thinking and start doing.

What Makes Site Build It Different?

The thing that makes Site Build It so different, is that it includes everything you need to develop the skills to get your online business up and running. And everything is included for one low cost.

Over the years, I’ve tried several different website building packages and bought SEO tools and books, web hosting, internet marketing courses and countless different ebooks. But you get everything you need with Site Build It, at a fraction of the cost.

Don’t just take my word on how great this system is. Here’s what some successful Site Build It business owners are saying:

It’s been over a year now since I started my first website, which ranks within the top 1% of sites on the net and receives up to 1500 visitors per day. I now have a second site, and plans for a third before the summer of this year. I no longer work from home in the evenings and my income is constantly growing. Right now, it’s double what I was making when I was standing behind a chair.
~ >Michelle Schill

When you first start, you think… “Ok, maybe I will make some extra money. I never really thought that SBI! would help me, live my life like I mean to live it.
~ >Luisa Cupeles

After doing three sites and talking to hundreds of people, I know that SBI! is perfect for most small businesses. Actually, it’s the best. Look at me. I have gone from asphalt man, stuck in an old world business with no future, to “digital man” whose life knows no limits.
~ Judd Burdon

And here’s some of the benefits of starting a online business with Site Build It:

You don’t need to have an online business idea. Brainstorm It is powerful software included with Site Build It, to help you choose the best niche for you and find the best keywords.

You avoid making expensive mistakes. After you’ve used Brainstorm It, Niche Build It helps to ensure that you’ve chosen the right niche for you and the best path to take, in developing your online business.

You get help with ways to make money from your site. If you’ve never ran a business before, coming up with the best ways to make money online can be challenging. Monetize It helps you choose the best ways to make money from your website.

You don’t need any technical knowledge.
Building your site with Site Build It is easy. You don’t need to learn html and the special software trains you to build a site which is attractive to humans and search engines.

You don’t need any design skills.
And you don’t need to pay a professional designer to give your site a polished professional look. Site Build It comes with professional quality templates. And later on, if you do want to learn more about design - it’s compatible with design software such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

You don’t have to worry about making the wrong choices. Site Build it comes with a domain name analyzer, web hosting and all the tools you need to bring lots of visitors to your site.

You don’t need to buy any additional tools. Everything from list building, to autoresponders is included. Plus, you can easily turn your website into a blog if you want, or add forums, shopping carts and user generated content.

It comes with a guarantee. You can try Site Build It for 30 days and if you’re not 100% impressed, you get your money back.

Special Two For One Offer. And don’t forget, if you invest in starting an online business with Site Build It before December 25th, you get two subscriptions for the price of one.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you start two online businesses at the same time. You have a few options. Site Build It will allow you to start one subscription now and begin the free one within 9 months, allowing you time to get one online business up and running, before you start the second one.

Or you could share the subscription cost with a friend, which means you both get to start an online business for half price. Or you could keep one subscription for yourself and give the other to a friend or loved one for Christmas.

Check out this page to take advantage of the special offer and learn more about protecting your financial security with a Site Build It online business.

Still not convinced that Site Build It is right for you? Why not check out the videos below, so that you can be sure that you’re making the right decision.

Click here to read case studies on people like you, who have built successful online businesses with Site Build It.

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas For Business Owners

December 5, 2008

Coming up with unique christmas gift ideas can be a struggle for small business owners. Finding the time for christmas shopping is a nightmare, when you’re trying to run a small business, never mind trying to find a unique christmas gift.

It’s far easier to do it online and to make life a bit easier. And I’ve found some unique christmas ideas for business owners. Whether you’re a business owner yourself, or you’re buying a gift for a business owner, you should find a unique christmas gift here.

A Unique Christmas Gift Which Will Help Children Around The World

If you buy your Christmas gifts from Unicef, you’ll be helping children around the world. They sell gifts for adults and children and they also have a great range of fair trade items. And if you’re buying for someone who really doesn’t need more “stuff”, their unique inspired gift range is brilliant. You can buy a gift on behalf of the recipient, which helps children all over the world.

Unicef have a huge range of Inspired Gifts, including a tonne of porridge, a goat, a water pump and medicines for children with HIV.

A Self Improvement Book Which Actually Works

For folk who like reading self improvement books, get them one that actually works. Some self improvement books do little to improve people’s lives at all. But The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment really can make a massive difference to the lives of those who read it.

A Unique Pen Would Make A Great Christmas Gift

If you’re buying a gift for someone who writes, a unique pen would really be appreciated. If you’re writing a lot, it’s usually a whole heap easier to write with a pen that has a thick barrel.

A Unique Christmas Gift For Folk Who Want To Start A Business

For gift recipients who want to start a business but still haven’t managed to come up with an idea, you’d be doing them a huge favour if you enrol them in Tom Volkar’s Authentic Business Discovery Group. It’s a unique christmas gift and Tom is an excellent life coach to small business owners.

A Gift Certificate To Sponsor A Business Owner In A Developing Country

And if you’re buying a christmas gift for someone who already owns a business, a Kiva gift certificate, would make a unique christmas gift.

Kiva enables you to sponsor specific business owners, to help them grow their business. And a loan of as little as $25 can go a long way towards helping these people.

Do you struggle to come up with unique christmas gift ideas? Or do you have any unique christmas gift ideas you’d like to share in the comments section?

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Understanding Emotional Behaviour in A Screwed Up World

December 3, 2008

Understanding emotional behaviour is one way that we can make sense of bad situations and prevent them from happening again. And understanding our own emotional reactions is a good place to start.

Making sense of our own behaviour and reactions helps us to understand others. And through doing this, we can control our responses in particular situations. But can we do the same in an extremely challenging situation? I don’t know about you, but if I’m faced with a situation where I feel as though I’m at risk, I find this difficult.

Is It Possible To Control Our Normal Biological Response In An Extremely Challenging Situation?

In any situation where you have time to think, it’s quite easy to stop yourself and say - why am I feeling angry or upset? Or, what could be making that person behave like this? And control your response to the situation.

But if we are in a challenging situation where we fear our safety, a fight, flight, or freeze response kicks in. Fight, flight, or freeze is controlled by the central nervous system and it’s meant to happen to protect us in dangerous situations. But, does it protect us? And if not, are we able to override the fight, flight or freeze response?

An Example of Flight, Fight Or Freeze

Imagine I see Davina and Barbara arguing. I go over to try to calm them down and Davina wacks me across the face. Now I know myself, that if someone wacked me across the face for no apparent reason, I would have a hard time making myself stop to think about why they did that and what the best response would be.

The fight response would probably kick in and I would give Davina an absolute blasting and I probably wouldn’t have much control over what I said to her.

On the other hand - if I saw that Davina had a knife in her hand, the good old flight response might make me grab Barbara and try to flee to safety. This response would only be useful if we were faster runners than Davina.

Or, what if Davina pointed a gun at Barbara’s head? Perhaps I’d freeze, because I didn’t know what to do. That situation wouldn’t be particularly useful either.

So, is how useful is flight, fight or freeze in these situations, if it prevents rational thinking and doesn’t help in protecting us from danger?

Is It Possible To Control The Fight, Flight or Freeze Response?

In situations where we’re not in immediate danger, it is not so difficult to control our response - especially if we train ourselves to do so.

But, can we control the fight, flight, or freeze response in challenging situations? After all, most of us are not faced with situations which threaten our safety everyday.

So how can we train ourselves to control them? If we learn the habit of not allowing our behaviour or reactions to be affected by emotion, would that be enough to prevent the fight, flight or freeze response kicking in? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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How To Make Good Money In Terrible Times

November 22, 2008

Can good money still be made in a bad economic climate? I believe it can. But you have no chance of making good money, if you move from one crazy get rich scheme to the next.

And if money from your job is the only money coming into your home, you’re putting yourself at a massive risk. Both small and large businesses are struggling to make good money in this recession. And things are going to get much worse, before they get better.

Of course, if you have a good job which brings in a decent amount of money, I’m not suggesting that you give it up. But it’s definitely worth looking at these 3 ways to make good money, so you’re not reliant on one income stream:

Make Good Money Selling To The Super Rich

According to a New York Times report, the rich still spend money in a recession. And you may not be able to afford to set up in business to supply them with luxury yachts, or cars. But you could make good money by acting as a go between, connecting buyers and sellers.

This would be far easier if you already have good business relationships with ultra rich people who have mountains of money. If you don’t, it will take a good deal of time to establish such relationships.

Make Good Money By Selling Small Luxury Items

In The Lipstick Indicator To Great Wealth, Evelyn Lim explains that small luxury items not only sell well in a recession, the prices go up. It’s all about folk wanting to feel good, while spending a small amount of money.

Now, I’m not suggesting that going out and buying a lipstick, or some cheap fashion jewellery is going to help you make money. But you could make good money by selling it to others. You could sell it through party plan, or network marketing.

I tried party plan years ago, with the Body Shop. And it was ok. But you do have to fork out for a whole heap of their demo products to show folk at parties, so you’ve got to be seriously committed, if you want to make cash that way.

And I haven’t tried network marketing myself, but many people rave about it. And the WAHM message boards provide a whole heap of info on network marketing opportunities. Again you usually need to invest money upfront, in the company’s products. And you have to be willing to recruit others if you want to make good money, so you would need to feel confident about doing that.

You don’t need to pay money upfront to sell luxury items through affiliate programs. PepperjamNetworkis free to join and it enables you to partner with several leading brands who offer small luxury items. And, if you’re not used to affiliate marketing, Rosalind Gardners Super Affiliate Handbook will show you how to get started. The only downside is that Rosalind’s methods rely heavily on Pay Per Click advertising, which is great, if you’ve plenty of spare cash to start a pay per click marketing campaign but not so good if you don’t.

Make Good Money From Multiple Streams Of Income

I’m a big fan of the idea of creating multiple streams of income. It is dangerous to put all your eggs in one basket, as I discovered earlier in the year when I lost a huge amount of money on one business.

Some of the world’s most successful people made money by creating several streams of income. Felix Dennis, who is worth several hundred million dollars, created many different streams of income. And he didn’t begin to make huge sums of money, until he’d built around 20 different income baskets. If he’d focused on just one thing, he’d probably still be broke.

Naomi Dunsford believes that you’re putting your family at risk, if you rely one one income stream. And she went from being in debt to making over $176,000 in the last ten months.

She made that money from six streams of online income, including niche affiliate sites and selling her own products and services. And she is now running an Online Business School, to teach others how to make good money online, with six different streams of income.

Naomi’s course is not some crazy get rich scheme. It’s a practical business course which will show you exactly how to make money online, using six different methods. And she’s offering a 50% discount to the first 2000 people who enrol on the course.

Out of all the methods to make good money that I’ve mentioned so far, this is my favourite one, because you’re spreading your risk. And even if only two out of the six ideas do well, you’re still going to make good money. But don’t just take my word for it. Go read more about what’s included in Naomi’s Online Business School and listen to the free video and audio’s explaining some of the methods Naomi and her clients have used to make good money online.

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