Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Are You An Elvis Fan?

In Honor of Elvis Presley's grand 75th birthday celebration, Treasure Maison is offering free shipping and handling on ALL Elvis products. Take a look and see if there is something that catches your attention. Many additional products are also available at great savings.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is Your Boss a Bully?

During the month of September we are going to have several blogs addressing an issue many of you face on a daily basis, problems with your boss. I have faced this issue myself and know the difficulty this can bring in to your social and personal life. How do you know when your boss is a bully? What do you do to take care of the situation? Where can you turn to for help? How do you protect yourself? Stay tuned as we face this topic and break things down in to a language everyone can understand.

I will also be looking for those that are willing to share information about the difficulties they have had with their boss, and how they handled the situation.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Multiple Streams Of Income Online

Creating multiple streams of income online or offline is one way to securing a financial future. In affiliate marketing, you develop multiple streams of income to prevent yourself from being left out to dry if one of our income streams disappears. If you depend on just one source of income and suddenly the industry shifts, you will be left on the short end of the stick with no income.

Being involved in affiliate marketing is one of the more desirable ways of generating multiple streams of income online. This is because there are many types of affiliate marketing programs. There are a large number of affiliate marketing programs that you can sign-up for and start making money immediately. In affiliate marketing, you can make money by promoting and reselling your affiliate products and by recruiting new affiliates. What's good about this is that you can find all kinds of training materials that can enhance your marketing abilities. In affiliate marketing, you can be sure that there are genuine products to promote and sell and there is real income to make.

Either part time or full time, being an affiliate marketer is an excellent way to create multiple streams of income online by means of promoting products and services from your merchants. Here, you can get affiliate commissions without investing big bucks in making your own product and without worrying about book keeping, customer support and ecommerce. All you have to do is to promote and resell the products and services on your web site and pass on potential customers to the merchant's sites.

In affiliate marketing, it is advisable to promote more merchants on your web site so that your visitors will have a variety of destinations to choose from. Using multiple merchants on the same web site or niche means one have multiple streams of affiliate income. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this type of business strategy. This is one of the best ways to protect your business and expand your horizons. Through this, you can be assured that you won't experience crisis if one of your merchants close his or her program.

However, you should choose only those affiliate programs that interest you so that you can effectively advertise and promote them. Don't ever be tempted into signing up for numerous affiliate programs in the hope one of them will generate an income. You should select your products wisely and don't be engaged in selling products you know nothing about. Go with the products that excite you, and that you connect well with. It is your passion that ultimately captures your client and guides him or her to your affiliate link.

You should also work hard to make your multiple streams of income more stable. You can accomplish this by embracing some strategies and tactics as well as developing within yourself some characteristics that will help you become successful in any kind of business; such as patience, persistence, and thirst for knowledge.

Lastly, remember the old adage, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket". If one of them is lost, you can still have some left to make an omelet. What do these eggs have to do with multiple streams of affiliate income online? It goes without saying, that the more streams of income you have, the bigger and better your bank account becomes.

Discover the secrets to generating multiple streams of income online with affiliate marketing using an online marketing system.

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About the Author: My name is Lawren Smith. I am pleased that you have taken the time to stop by.

I grew up in Long Beach California. After graduation, I decided to get into computers. I have been in the technical industry for over 20 years. For the last 5 years, I have worked as a Sr. Software Engineer.

After a number of downsizings and changes in the technical industry, I decided that I wanted to work for myself and this is when I discovered the network marketing industry.

I made my move from software engineering to self employment about 6 years ago. I now work my businesses full time from home.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Have a Great Business Success Story?

Do you have a great homebased business success story that you are willing to share with others? If so, send us your story and share the details in 400 words or less. Allow others to learn from your personal experiences and tips. We look forward to sharing your experiences in an upcoming posting on Swannee Rivers WAHM Blog?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summer Sales at Treasure Maison

Check out the fabulous new items now available at online retailer Treasure Maison. Many items now offer free shipping and handling, and the summer special is- for every five items ordered at Treasure Maison, your 6th item is available at 50% off (up to $70) value. Take a look today and see how you can spiff up your wardrobe.

A Little PR Can Go a Long Way

Hiring a publicist or doing your own PR isn’t something most small business owners or entrepreneurs really want to do. You’re busy running the day-to-day operations that keep the doors to your business open and investing the little time and money you may have just doesn’t seem feasible or realistic.  Sound familiar?   But think about this. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a few years, media exposure is valuable to your success — just a little work on your PR campaign a day can produce tremendous results.
At the very least you have to have a strong brand and message. They’re what define you, and what will help differentiate you from your competition. When creating your brand and message, look to combine what makes you a) unique and b) valuable to your target market. Valuable and unique messages produce great PR campaigns and will attract better and more loyal customers.
After you’ve created your brand and message it’s important to employ consistency into all aspects of your business. You have to give the same message(s) over and over again through interviews, your pitches and your press materials, so be consistent and make your message your mantra. A repeatable and unique message is what will make you stand out from the crowd, forcing people to remember you and your product.
Your logos have to be a direct reflection of your branding and messaging too, along with all the little things like your voicemail message, how you answer your phone, your website design, etc. Think about it: If you’re branding your business as a fun and carefree company and your voicemail is dull and unenthusiastic, you’re not really holding true to your brand.
The thing about PR is that it’s in everything you do. It’s not just about landing interviews on television, it’s about how you interact with the public — how you deliver your message to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
Author: Drew Gerber
About the Author: L. Drew Gerber is CEO of Blue Kangaroo, Inc. and the creator of, a free media tool that moves the best interviews to the front of the line for journalists and producers. Gerber's business practices and staffing innovations have been revered by PR Week, Good Morning America and the Christian Science Monitor. His companies handle international PR campaigns and his staff develops online press kits for authors, speakers and companies with PressKit 24/7, a technology he developed. Contact Gerber at: or 828-749-3182. For more great free publicity advice, visit

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Are You an Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Many people have the desire to run their own business, but not all have what it takes to successfully do so. Having the right tools can put you on the proper path to business success. Click here for additional details.

Monday, August 2, 2010

3 Ways to Attract More Ideal Clients

Author: Allison Babb
As a small business coach, almost without exception, my clients need to work on gaining greater clarity on their target market.  We all start out thinking we are clear on it.  I know I did, until my own coach really challenged me to go deeper and deeper along the path to becoming intimately familiar with the market that I serve.
Here's an interesting outcome of doing that work... When business owners contact us on how to sell services effectively, they often comment that reading some of my web pages made them feel like I was reading their mind.  And that's pretty much the outcome you'd want for your own market as well.
You want to get so intimately familiar with their needs, challenges, frustrations and burning desires, that you can resonate quite strongly with who they are.  That's when you know you've got powerful clarity on your target market.
If you're not there yet, here are a few things you may want to do:
Who are they?
Start with your favorites.  Your favorites are those clients you really enjoy working with.  These are the ones who didn't even blink an eye at your fees.  They happily paid you because they truly valued what you do.  They were eager to work with you and continue to rave about your services.
Profile them.  Get as much information as you can about this type of client.  Demographics, psychographics, where they came from, etc.  Because this is the profile you'll use to get more of this type of client.
Don't have any clients yet because you're a new biz? No worries, just brainstorm on who you might want to have as an ideal client and start there.  For new businesses, resist the urge to get this perfect by the way.  The definition of your target market will evolve and will get more refined as you begin to experience working with your clients.  Just choose who you think it may be and dive right into working with them and better understanding their needs.
Where are they?
Most likely, your target market shows up in large numbers or in groups either online or offline.  Do a bit of research (google searches etc) on where they may be and show up there too.  You'd show up to make connections and to better understand the needs of your target market as well.  Listen to what's at the top of their minds, how they express their main challenges, questions they're asking, solutions they are seeking, etc., and take lots of notes.
If you're not quite sure where show up, an easy way to find one person and ask them where they meet with others in their industry.  Ask them if there are groups online or offline where they gather.  They'll tell you and you may just hear of meetings and other gatherings you didn't even know existed.  And what's even better is you can probably go speak at those venues too - excellent opportunity to position yourself as an expert in front of your ideal target market.
What do they want?
Surprisingly this is one of the most overlooked questions for us as business owners.  We often want to give people what we think they need.  Instead, ask them what they want. Use surveys, or listen intently to the questions they ask while they're working with you as your client, etc.  Get clarity on their most pressing problems in your area of expertise.  Resist the urge to interpret what they are saying to you by the way.  Instead pay close attention to the descriptions they use.  This is powerful information for your marketing.
If you have past clients, call them up and ask if they wouldn't mind helping you out with a little market research.  Most would say yes.  Then ask questions about what brought them to you, what were the key problems that prompted them to seek help, what were they hoping to have as an outcome, what did they most value, how did your services help them?  All the while, you'd want to be listening intently to their words.  Again, resist the urge to interpret.  You're understanding the language of your people so that you can magnetically attract them and to truly serve their needs in your area of expertise.

And now I'd like to offer you the FREE one-hour audio seminar for solo entrepreneurs on "How to Create a Steady Stream of Clients For Your Solo Business" at: Allison Babb is an author, speaker and Small Business Coach to solo entrepreneurs at:
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