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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Why Now is a GREAT Time to Start a Home Business

Considering Starting a

MLM Business?

Here are a few reasons why now

is a great time!

One of the things that really appealed to me 15 years ago when I was considering and then getting started with a home business were the tax benefits. Most people don't realize how much money can be saved from taxes alone during the first few years of building a business.

So, one reason to consider a business now would be the tax benefits.

Another was the simple cost savings of not having to drive to/from work each day; business clothing; business lunches and misc.; wear and tear on a vehicle; and not to mention day care costs if you have children.

So, another reason would be the savings you'll gain from NOT spending money on work requirements.

Finally, the ability to set your own hours, be your own boss and determine for yourself (through your efforts, of course) what your paycheck is going to be.

Need I say more on that one? Below, you'll find some quotes by some popular business experts and publications about the Network Marketing profession. What more do you need to know? Network Marketing has provided the answer for me, and many others.

"In the 2006-2016 decade, there will be 10 million new millionaires in the U.S. alone...many of those new millionaires will be from the emerging powerhouse industry of Direct Selling."
--Paul Zane Pilzer, Economic Advisor to 3 Presidents and Bestselling Author of The Next Millionaires

"An investor's industry with steady annual growth, healthy cash flows, and long-term prospects for global expansion."
-Fortune Magazine

"It's the best investment I've ever made."
-Warren Buffett, Billionaire Investor and Richest Man in the U.S; owner of a Direct Sales Company.

" workers have more free time and disposable money for recreation and vacation time than clock-punchers and Americans at large."
-Entrepreneur Magazine

Good luck in your search!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Are You Walking Past an MLM Fortune?

Over the last 50 years, many strong Direct Sales/Network Marketing businesses have been built by notifying those closest to us about our new business endeavor.

Now, if you have an MLM business, you may be backing away already at what you are reading here, and I do understand that. But, replace the concept of bugging and harassing your friends and family with simply notifying.

This 5 minute video will share some ideas with you about how to do this and HANG ONTO YOUR FRIENDS!!

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

Friday, January 09, 2009

My New Year's Challenges for 2009

My New Year's Challenges

Live Life More, Love More, Work Less, Earn More – may sound crazy, but it can be done with proper mindset. I begin each day with a mindset routine that involves meditation; reading positive reinforcement and development books; having a daily action plan with my 3 Most Important Activities first on my list, and first checked off. Being effective and efficient in getting these things done will free up my time mentally and physically to enjoy more life, love more, work less and earn more.

Stay Fit and Focused – I recently had an elbow injury that made me really sit up and take notice about how important health is to a fun, active life. Although my injury was not serious, it definitely impaired my ability to do many of the things I enjoy doing. At one point, squeezing the toothpaste tube was painful. I can only imagine what a seriously debilitating illness or injury could be like. I resolve to eat clean, healthy organic food and move my body to stay fit and lean. Focus will make this happen.

Connect More – In December, 2008, I reconnected through Facebook with about 30 or so friends from as far back as elementary school. Just laughing and re-living old times brought such joy to my day and my life. I found myself laughing more, feeling more lighthearted and being happier all around. It reinforced for me the importance that people play in our lives. Relationships are the most important part of life and I have not always been the best at cultivating them. Play time with my friends is tops! This includes my business associates who have become such good friends as well!

Outsource More – this fits in with the work less, earn more. For the last 9 years, I have managed almost ALL of my online activities all by myself. I built my websites; updated them; wrote articles; blogged; and did anything that came along to promote myself and my business. I'm tired. And, I'm ineffective in many areas because no one person can do it all. So, I'm ready to surrender the stuff I don’t love. My passions are connecting with people and getting them started in business; writing; and coaching. I'll keep these areas and let someone else use their expertise to make me look better!

Buy American as much as possible – I absolutely love travel; other cultures and a global connection. And, I want to keep my own country strong so that we continue to contribute to the world in a positive way. At the top of this list, I won't be buying products made in China AT ALL. While I love the Chinese culture, I have absolutely had it with the Chinese government and all of its twisted policies designed to dis-empower its people and hold them down. The violence and hostility in Tibet has been the final straw. Outsourcing is one thing, but we have literally handed over almost all of our manufacturing jobs to China. And, buying those products is supporting the "sweat shop" mentality perpetuated there. I'm also anti-Wal-Mart.

Well, there are 5 clear challenges to keep me busy this year. And, I feel excited and empowered by each of them, so that is a good sign.

Would love to hear some of your challenges for the new year, and I'll keep you posted on how mine are playing out over the year.

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer