Online businesses are becoming more and more prominent in today’s society, due to the fact that the majority of people looking for these types of businesses are currently working for an employer and are tired of making the employer rich. Most jobs today are looking to pay their employees minimum wage or less. Depending on where you live, this is currently hurting our employment rating throughout the country. Many people used to like going to work for someone else and bringing home that steady paycheck every two weeks to pay bills, but some people have evolved and are tired, and are getting educated on the internet about creating their own online business. The most successful businesses in the world, are only what you make it! You have to be knowledgeable and want to be taught something new in order for you to be successful in life. Your journey through life with a goal and determination will get you many places, without the determination, you will fail. You need to find discipline in yourself to go the extra mile when it comes to making your own online business.
There are a few motivated companies out there with individuals, with the potential to grow companies into the billions of dollars, but the learning curve and price to train people is substantial. Some smaller companies with less enthusiasm will create far fewer sales and less motivated people. Determining the price tag on your education is the key to your success in life and your ability to pay for it. Where you take your education after depends on your abilities to duplicate what you learned. If you researched the market today, you would find out that marketing is the #1 source of an online Businesses today and many companies that are already established, and are looking to train people to get their future started.
Entrepreneurs have a life, like not many in this world. Their wants and desires are made by their own hard work, efforts and the ability to control their meaningful attitude towards others to benefit themselves. This uplifting attitude towards others encourages people to embrace their own selves in a way that they’re not used to. Having a happy attitude and a positive way of life is the start, in becoming an Entrepreneur. Imagine a life where you can smile about your accomplishments instead of the negative attitudes when having to work for someone else’s dream. Working for someone else is a thing of the past. Today many people have the desire to be their own boss at their own expense and many instead of creating their business the traditional way of buying a structural type of business. The creation of the online business structure revolved around having experience in marketing and does not require a lot of experience to market online, most people today have had most of their training online for marketing where it is free and have pursued their profitable business in that direction. The internet has become the next library “so to speak” where people can view and or study anything the world in their home, this convenience has sparked many enthusiasts to become home-schooled instead of the traditional college.
Teaching yourself has become very popular with Entrepreneur’s that want to create their adventurous life without having to work for someone else. Being an Entrepreneur gives you the opportunity to be very flexible with your time and create your own hours of actual work and free time. Entrepreneur’s lifestyle is created by the hard efforts and dedication to have the determination to keep their focus on their goal. Setting goals are one thing, but staying focused without distractions is the key. Can distraction play a big role in your achievement? “Yes” very much indeed. All it takes is a friend to be discouraging about what your plans are in life, and this discouraged, feeling is simply laid in your hands to deal with and if dealt with improperly then the focus on the goal is lost.
The main reason people want to get rich in the first place is the fact that they don’t want to work hard. People have been searching for this dream for a long time, but this dream won’t become reality unless people work for it. You can’t be a millionaire without already having money, either to invest or to have a job earning that money. There are a lot of get rich programs out there that claim to help you get there within a year, but even in that industry, you have to be determined and want to work and will have to work more than eight hours a day just to reach your goal. Goals and actions are two entirely different meanings in life, one must have a goal to be successful and to reach this goal you will need to take a lot of action to achieve it. People try setting goals even after the New Year, but come to find out they never realized the importance of keeping their mind and efforts on that goal 24/7, because when you lose sight of your goal you start floating back into your own reality.
Distractions by friends or relatives or co-workers become concerning when you’re trying to keep your mind focused on your goals, friends don’t share the same dream or think that goals can ever be reached using their thought process. Your friends don’t see that light at the end of their tunnel like you do, some are not capable of seeing the light at all, even if they tried. The reality is keeping your mind focused and not distracted and working hard to achieve what you desire in life, without a plan of attack there is no success. Keep embracing yourself with other like-minded people for the same confidence they need for their success. The reality is, you can’t get rich, doing nothing unless you won the lottery and those odds are not in everyone’s favor, start thinking about the possibilities of working hard to achieve the life you desire. That life will be there waiting for you as you keep your mind on your goal.
Entrepreneurs aren’t already made, entrepreneurs are created from a person seeking to change their abilities to look at life differently. They are no different than you or I with respect to the similar things we want in life. Everyone has their own ideas in life, of what we expect life should be lived like and it doesn’t matter who you are out there, everyone has their own opinion of what it takes to succeed. Success is in everyone’s blood, but some choose to ignore the things in life that need changing to make situations better. Sometimes change is a big or little thing needed in someone’s life to make a difference in whether they are rich or poor.
What creates a great Entrepreneur and their Success in life, is the fact that they can stay focused on the changes they make to their lives, and become successful at those changes. The more you perform an action it becomes permanently implemented in your mind and you never doubt what you’re doing because it’s always repetitious in life. Just like waking up in the morning and driving to your job than returning home from your job. The need to change what we already made repetitious is the key to success. If you were to change or alter something in your day that you have not done before between the times of the repetitiousness this is called an action step, and your mind must adjust to the change “but” if this action step is not “continuous”, then your brain starts back peddling to the days before you started this new action. It diverts your mind back to the reality you created all your life. New actions are learned only by taking a new action step every day and staying focused on the changes they make. This is why and how an Entrepreneur can stay successful.
We as people are always searching for that dream of someday being financially set for life, and now since the online business has grown so much many people are looking at the internet as their possible savior for creating wealth. Who would have thought, that people would have evolved from working the traditional JOB to wanting more out of life than just a paycheck that just paid bills and never allows you to experience the world? Internet marketing has had a big increase in numbers due to many people wanting that online marketing experience to build their business. Many see this as an open door opportunity to build their own life and product’s for the world to see. Most people trying to get into a marketing career are facing the ideas of how much they want to spend to be taught the right way to make money online. Between MLM and affiliate marketing programs these steps to freedom might cost a pretty penny. But the payoff for someone buying a product from you could be very generous to your pocket.
There are other programs out there that are not associated with Affiliate or MLM marketing and allow you to make a smaller income in the beginning. And as your marketing skills grow so will your pay, but never as much as MLM or affiliate marketing. Marketing the Affiliate way has always been more profitable for the Entrepreneur building his brand..
The 10 steps Affiliate Marketing Plan
- Have a clear goal in mind of which Affiliate or MLM Marketing business you want to pursue and make sure that you understand what you will gain per sale and on the down-line sale.
- Find the Niche you are interested in pursuing.
- Do some research on the costs of Advertising whether it is paid or social to understand the costs around your marketing so that you have a plan of execution.
- Build your presence by creating a Website and Auto-responder and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) program to engage with customers.
- Stay focused on what you want and never lose sight of your goal due to stress and or others with negative thoughts.
- Always keep learning marketing to build your experience in the field.
- After you have structured your business and it’s in motion start to build a team to manage the different parts of marketing so that you’re not doing everything yourself.
- Hire a mentor to achieve your financial goal. Learning from their experiences will only help you to achieve financial freedom.
- Attend your Affiliate Titanium, Platinum and, or Diamond events to gain more experience and be around more like-minded people.
- Help others achieve their goals as well in life and become their mentor.
Affiliates around the globe are looking for many new channels in the social media world to attract new customers with many new tactics. Each day we as Entrepreneurs are always seeking new ideas to catch the customer’s eye since “that one” peek or impression can make or break a sell. Entrepreneurs have learned by repeated tactics like “you can’t catch another fish on the same worm” as an expression. I’ve seen many Entrepreneur gurus’s using the same Social Media platforms to create their targeting ads with high conversion rates and impressions, These guru’s have purchased marketing specialist’s to create effective selling ads to gain customers that convert so well. For entrepreneurs just starting out in this business, you have to have a lot of patience and a sizable income just to balance out the advertising costs. If you’re not situated to where you can spend at least a thousand dollars on advertising a month than these types of businesses might not be for you.
Social Media advertising costs are pretty pricey, especially if you have to pay someone else to perform these actions for you. The only way for you to spend the time on the business side of your business is when you start delegating responsibilities to others to complete the many actions of a business. The more you delegate the many parts of marketing, the more profitable your business will be. The learning process of a marketer can be profitable or not profitable depending on what your goal in life actually is, and who you want to be in life, you can learn many things about marketing to help your business, but on the other hand, might not be as helpful if you don’t have the most important thing in marketing and that is the customer.
Most people are online searching to get themselves out of a job working for someone else and working for themselves at home online. From my experience getting the high qualifying position that I could afford in one of the top affiliate marketing companies was crazy for me and easy to spend the money I needed to get there but to sit back and watch my profits plummet due to the lack of marketing.
When I first started I felt very much stressed that I had just spent a lot of money and had no understanding of how to market any products. Even with the very little help from the affiliate company. The stress just got bigger with no more money to spend on trying to advertise and build my social media myself. The answer is not spending a fortune on becoming an affiliate with any company and choosing to get a mentor to guide you in the right direction.
Many companies out there, let anyone become an affiliate marketer and sell products online and most of them are free to join. The rest are nowhere close as expensive as buying into an affiliate big corporation type company.
So do not make that type of step until you have already marketed online and have made some profits. I’m not saying the larger companies are bad, just their pricing levels to be top affiliates are very expensive.
In most types of affiliate companies, you do have mastermind packages where you take a trip with the company and mingle with the higher up individuals so they can guide you to becoming more successful in your journey to becoming an online marketer.
Have you ever wondered what the grass looks like on the other side of the fence? Or asked yourself if what you want in life is achievable? Without you actually trying to take a step in that direction, you will never know if it is achievable for you. If you go through life always wondering what if, then your path is clearly defined as one that is a follower and not a leader, leaders will seek out what they can make an investment to create wealth, and not spend it on small things that don’t create an asset for them. Assets in life, can change your income due to the possibilities of what the asset brings to your life, having many assets and keeping your mind on a higher goal only makes you successful in life.
Don’t dream of what may come or what might be, take that step out of reality and make it happen in your life by taking a step in the direction you think is plausible for you. Only your mind has the power to change what you want and the ability to overcome the stress, and negativity to get you there. As you reach each level of your goal in life, your stress level comes down due to your ability to overcome something new and positive in your life. Many people grow up in life going through school with other like-minded people in search of learning different curriculums to get to their goals in life, but when they get to their job/career and find out that there are so many people applying for the same position, they get discouraged and get disappointed in their decisions to become who they wanted to be in life. Take a chance to see what the possibilities are on the other side of the fence before you choose to settle for a job/career that may not take you where you want to be in life.
Mindset is the major key involved in becoming an Entrepreneur. Due to all of life’s distractions, people seem to lose their minds at times thinking of the why’s or how’s in life rather than the I can or I will. When we start developing into an Entrepreneur, we learn how to change our mindset and find the personality that’s hiding within. This development changes the way we perceive new changes in our lives and helps build a stronger person and personality. Many “guru’s” in the marketing business like Gary Vaynerchuck, Tony Robin’s and Grant Cardone have mentioned many times when they speak at events, that mindset is a priority in life to be successful and you have to be able to reprogram what has already been programmed in your mind to achieve a greater life. The meaning of mindset is an attitude, disposition or mood (an intention or inclination), this meaning represents the different areas of the mind that have to be changed. Others can give advice and direction to your life, but only you have the choice of what path you take in life. Only you can make that positive change in yourself to provide the confidence to stay on the right path in life.
These are the 5 (keys) needed to grow your own online Marketing Business:
- A desire, need, want
- Action, plan, execution
- Social media to grow your presence
- Positive mindset
- Mentor to show you the correct path to success
Without these five steps, people usually start backtracking to their old ways, due to the fact that they cannot perceive the quality in having a good mindset to calm the distractions from others with negativity, and instead to create a positive attitude. Moving forward in life isn’t always easy, but moving forward knowing you’re going to reach a determined goal is mind-blowing. So set a goal in life and be positive about your goals and around others and take the 5 key steps to achieve your goals.
Many businesses have come and gone in the Lane County district, but one of many have tested the times and survived by remaining open. Head Start of Lane County has had an Executive Director (Annie Soto) for 24 years, and I had a chance to interview her during normal business hours and went through the many services offered at her location. Annie Soto is an astonishing person to be in charge of so many employees that love and care for children’s needs. As she stated she “helps children get ready for school and get ready for life” by quality educational services.
Head Start Provides A Variety of Services
They also screen children for hearing, vision, height, weight and provide an assessment. These are indicators of where the children’s strengths are for areas of growth. Head Start doesn’t just help the children, but also the parents get help back into the community by getting to go back to school and get better jobs in the community. And for immigrants, they help them with getting drivers licenses and such. All of these services are provided by state funding and the office of Head Start. Annie Soto is very knowledgeable about the history of Head Start of Lane County and was admiring the fact that this establishment was started in 1965 for children and their well-being. Ages run prenatal through age 5. There are 22 locations of Head Start and approximately 51 classrooms all in the Lane County district, these locations teach children of these ages the many things in life they need to get them ready for life. Head Start works with Lane County Dental to make sure the children’s teeth are treated and cleaned as well as seen by Well Child Services for the medical examination. Including up to date shots, these doctors and dentists get the children up to date medically for entering school.
Leveraging Social Media for Community Awareness
When I was interviewing Annie Soto, I brought up the topic of social media and her reaction was that social media has brought more awareness to her programs, and plans on keeping the awareness throughout the community, as we all know social media plays a big part in today’s business. Creating the awareness and support for many businesses to stay alive in tough economy’s, this program also delivers meals prepared in Head Starts Large complete kitchen to different schools in the community regulated by Head Start. Challenges that were faced by Annie Soto through the years have been that the program is funded to families and parents in the poverty levels in accordance with low incomes, and the increase in state minimum wages and sometimes parents in these levels are not eligible for the services anymore.
CSK Dynamic Ventures Supports Head Start of Lane County
These types of programs are very much regulated and micromanaged by the government but this facilities executive director feels that she is always in a learning state of mind to help families and children get through her open doors, and get the education or care needed to live a happier life in the real world. When I had brought up the topic of what would you have done differently over the years and she replied that keeping a hold on staff due to other programs has had its challenges. I had a great interview with Annie Soto, as she demonstrated great knowledge about her business and the community and the well being of children that she comes in contact with.
Elizabeth is the owner of this Panaderia Mexicana business. This business has been in Eugene, Oregon for 15 years and Elizabeth has been a worker for this business for some time and finally bought the business for her family. The products sold at this store are more common Mexican candies, breads (handmade), birthday and other events, cakes and piñatas for parties. Mostly, this store is known for their bread that is made in the store and distributed to local businesses and food trucks that service the area.
Elizabeth y su esposo son los propietarios de esta panadería, localizada en Eugene, Oregon y ha estado establecido por 15 años.
Elizabeth había sido empleada de esta panadería hasta que hace poco tiempo tuvo la oportunidad de comprarla. Los productos que se venden en esta tienda son: pan mexicano recien horneado día a día, dulces mexicanos, pasteles para cumpleaños y ocaciones especiales, además de piñatas entre otros.
This store sees a lot of different cultures and nationalities visiting the store from Florence, Roseburg and as far as Bend Oregon. People travel far just to get a taste of the special bread made by Elizabeth and family. When asked about what challenges they have encountered while running the busines she had said that, the prior owners did not advertise too much and she is taking action to advertise more, especially on the social media side and get her store name out on the market. This has been a challenge since it’s a new business for her, and she is still learning the many processes of business aspects and the many ways of free and non-free advertising in the community.
Esta panadería tiene clientes de diferentes partes del Condado de Lane, como Florence, Roseburg, y aún desde Bend, Oregon; la gente viaja sólo para saborear el rico sabor del pan hecho por Elizabeth y su familia. Cuando le pregunté qué desafíos han encontrado desde su adquisición del negocio, ella me dijo que los dueños anteriores no hacían mucha publicidad del mismo, por lo que ahora su esposo está usando el internet para poder promover su panadería y atraer a más personas de todas las culturas que viven en Eugene, Oregon. Esto es una réplica para ellos que están aprendiendo el proceso de publicidad en la comunidad en forma gratuita y no gratuita.
The other challenges Elizabeth is facing in this business is the times of heavy traffic and times where there is little or no traffic during the day. The awareness of the community was a big factor for her as well due to the offset location of the business from the busy main road. Elizabeth is determined to keep this business a float for more than the next 10 years if possible. She encourages people from all over Oregon to stop by and try her bread and see what she has to offer at her store. This business is open Monday-Sunday from 6am to 9pm 2160 11th ave. Eugene, OR 97402.
Otro reto es dar a conocer la localidad de la tienda, ya que su ubicación no está muy a la vista de la calle principal. Elizabeth es una persona muy positiva y trabajadora por lo que su negocio se mantiene y prosperara por los próximos 10 años si es posible. Ella invita a toda la comunidad en Oregon que visita su panadería y prueba su pan con auténtico sabor mexicano.
El negocio esta abierto de lunes a domingo de 6:00 a.m. a 9:00 p.m. 2160 11th ave. Eugene, OR 97402.
Maria Contreras is the owner of Tienda Y Panaderia Santiago, and has established the business for approximately 11 years. Maria works at the store with her family as a family business. Maria says that the bread she makes is just like being in Oaxaca, MX. Many customers travel from afar to get some of the hot bread she makes fresh daily. Some travel from as far as California, Washington, Salem, and Portland. Maria also sells Piñatas for big or small parties as well as other common Mexican products. Her store is full of Mexican candy to the smell of home-baked Mexican bread.
María Contreras es la dueña de la Tienda y Panadería Santiago es un negocio establecido por aproximadamente 11 años. María trabaja en la tienda con su familia como un negocio familiar. Ella dice que el pan que ella hace es como el auténtico pan Oaxaqueño. Muchos de sus clientes viajan desde lejos para probar el pan fresco y recien sacado del horno todos los días, algunos clientes vienen de California, Washington, Salem y Portland. María tambien vende Piñatas de varios tamanos para las fiestas y algunos productos mexicanos como dulces. El olor del pan recien horneado impregna su panaderia abriendo el apetito.
When talking with Maria, she said she had found an increase in sales since she has been using Facebook for her advertising. About 3 years ago, she was asked by customers if she could get other special products from Oaxaca, MX, and she said that she is researching the needs of customers and may need a bigger business as soon as business picks up. Some of the challenges she has faced through the years are when it gets hot outside, and the bread is fresh from the ovens. It’s hard to sell, so she’s thinking of some new ideas to work around some of these challenges for the store.
Cuando platicaba con María, me comentaba que ha notado un incremento en sus ventas desde que está usando el facebook para promocionarse. Aproximádamente desde hace 3 años, sus clientes le han pedido productos especiales de Oaxaca, México, ella está tomando en cuenta esto y piensa que necesita un local más grande para poder seguir satisfaciendo a sus clientes. Uno de los desafíos a los que ella se enfrenta cada año es que en la temporada de calor, el pan no es muy apetecible por lo que esta pensando en nuevas ideas para enfrentar este reto en su tienda.
The store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 7am-8pm and Sunday 7am-11am
1039 River Rd Eugene, Or 97404
Phone: (541) 461-1650
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