If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Patriotic Cap, Navy
America’s founding fathers knew the importance of placing their faith and trust in God. “In God We Trust,” is printed on our money to serve as a continual reminder of our need to rely on God. This awesome baseball cap from Kerusso will help you share your faith and remind those around you that true hope is only found when they look to the Lord.
Front: In God We Trust
SUBJECT: TAP INTO THIS SECRET CONTENT MARKETING GOLDMINE!
A lot of people don't know that submitting articles*directly* to ezines is a wonderful way to supercharge article marketing efforts.
It makes perfect sense, but somehow this content marketing method is grossly overlooked by beginners and gurus alike.
That is GOOD NEWS for you!
When you submit your article to an article directory you are one of MANY other articles on the site.
Maybe your article will be found - maybe not.
But when your article appears in an ezine it's the ONLY article in that ezine.
So, every reader of that ezine can read YOUR article without the distraction of a million other articles all screaming "read me!"
The Directory of Ezines of course!
If you are a member log in and start finding the right ezines now.
If you are not a member go to this site and sign up.
You get access to a HUGE list of ezines, helpful marketing lessons, and more.
P..S. The DOE will help you find great places to advertise, publish your articles and more! It's a powerful resource, which is why all the top marketers are members too!
I wish there were more hours in my day! I am so exhausted!
Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity - unabridged audio book on CD
By Tim Challies & Lloyd James (Reader) / christianaudio
Do More Better by Tim Challies is a short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you to learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God. You will learn: common obstacles to productivity; the great purpose behind productivity; 3 essential tools for getting things done; the power of daily and weekly routines, and more!
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 2.9 hours; 3 CDs; read by Lloyd James.
Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity
By Tim Challies / Cruciform Press
Do More Better is a fast-paced, practical guide to productivity that shares what author Tim Challies has learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, this guide book will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God.
- Common obstacles to productivity
- The great purpose behind productivity
- 3 essential tools for getting things done
- The power of daily and weekly routines
And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity.
It is impossible to serve God and money. You can't do both. Jesus said this-
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24 ESV
I have seen many people in business who call themselves Christians actually attempt to do this, serve God and money. In fact many internet marketers appear to have a "spiritual quality" to them and they talk about being blessed by God and wanting to help people gain the level of success they have. This is very prevalent in the Internet Marketing world. In my experience when I have encountered people who claim to be Christians online, especially in Internet Marketing, and they have achieved some level of success I make a point to ask them for their help and guidance. Almost always I have been disappointed with their answers. Mostly what I get is "Have you bought all the materials available?". If you say no they don't want to help you. They believe you would be wasting their time. How I interpret that answer is they are serving mammon and so I don't want to be involved with them or their business. It is a good measuring stick for me to find out their priorities because it shows that if you have not lined their pockets with money you are not worthy of their help.
Now for sure, there is a truth that to actually run a successful and profitable business you must be committed to that business like you are committed in a marriage. However, what Jesus is talking about is a matter of priorities when He said you cannot serve both God and money. If your relationship with God is not your first priority and money and success are then no matter how much money you make you will not be fulfilled and successful. You will always be striving for more and more money and stuff because that is what first priorities do.
Is it possible to actually run a successful business and NOT serve money? Yes, it is. However, we must be very careful how we conduct ourselves in the business world. If you cannot put God above everything else Jesus said you are not worthy of Him. See Matthew 10:37,38. If you have a difficult time with making God your first priority then it is time to do so now, before you start any business venture. If you already have started you need to pray everyday for God to lead you in your business activities. You must apply Biblical principles to your business life and not worldly wisdom. The reason is that every day there will be at least one choice to make and quite possibly several choices where how you conduct yourself will ultimately depend on how you have ordered your priorities. If you want to serve God you will make the Biblical choice of loving God and putting your neighbor above yourself. If you don't you will be serving mammon or money or success.
So what I would recommend is that you sit down now and make the Biblical choice of serving God first in all things. No exceptions. No compromises. Do this and you will have no regrets. In this world of online business do not be a counterfeit Christian. Be a real Christian and God will bless you in ways you will not expect.
And quite possibly He will give you monetary blessings as well.
A man could have all the money in all the banks in all the world, and be worth nothing so far as God is concerned, if he were still living "to and for himself"!
W. Ian Thomas
I Must Have Told You A Million Times Not To Exaggerate!
I hope you believe me because today, especially on the www, people say or write just about anything. If you do not check it out to find out if what is being said or written is true it could be a complete lie.
On my facebook page I keep getting ads that show a pic of a celebrity doing something bad or even dying but when you click on the link it goes somewhere else completely unrelated. Unscrupulous people know how to get people to click on things with a just a picture or a headline. Lots of time and money is spent to find out what it is that will grab someones attention on a webpage.
I try to not do anything misleading. I really attempt to tell people the truth and not to embellish the truth with exagerations or misleading titles or headlines. Maybe that is why it is taking me longer to make significant headway in the world of internet marketing. I am not sure.
Way back when I first tried to make money by selling on EBay, I joined a group, for a fee of course, and they were tasked in teaching me how to make it work. Right off the bat when I wrote something about a product I was attempting to sell my "mentor" changed the wording in such a way that I could not agree with it. I wrote something like "most" and he wanted me to change the word to "all". I said I know the products does not do "all" but that it does "most" and for me to write "all" would be a lie. He tried to intimidate me into doing it his way but I would not budge and I never went back to him as a mentor.
So, if you are just starting out in the world of online marketing know that if you decide to do things honestly it may take you longer to see the results you want. However, in the long run you will be better off knowing you are doing things the right way and not just chasing the quick buck. Honesty builds businesses, not dishonest tactics. Honesty gets repeat customers. Dishonest practices may get a sale now but once the customer realizes they have been duped they probably, see- "probably" but not "never", will not buy from you again.
So be honest. It is "ALWAYS" the best policy.
Know You Are A Target
In today's world there are many people who are out there hunting for people like you. If you are trying to make some extra money or start a full time business online you are a target. If you don't know this already you will after you answer just 1(One) "How To Make Money" ad. You fill in a form or call a number and you will become a target of people trying to get your money. That's right. The business of selling "How To" products is a billion dollar business. Especially the "How To Make Money" niche.
The promise is if you spend money on their course you will learn their secrets of success that has turned some of them from a broke, homeless person into a multi-millionaire. They say if they did it so can you.
Is that true?
The truth is only 1 in 10 will actually make money online even if you buy those expensive courses. Or 10 out of 100. Then of those 10 maybe 2 will actually make more than, get this now, $100 a month. That is it. Those people who actually do make money, real money, are about 1 percent of all online entrepreneurs. The odds are not in your favor even if you spend money, big money. I know. I have spent big money, tens of thousands of dollars, and spent years following the secrets of the successful online entrepreneurs. But I found out a secret these people do not want you to know.
The information they are selling you for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars is actually available for only a few dollars and in some cases may not cost you a penny. You see, these so-called gurus know that most of you will not do your own research. They rely on the fact that most people will not study to learn on their own so they package free information or information from books they bought into courses and then sell them. Then they recruit others into their club so they will sell their information for them. Once you become their recruit you keep paying a monthly fee for the privilege to keep getting their information. Now they got you and they hope the info they sell you will be enough to keep you in their club for a very long time.
They will have events and conventions in exotic locations so you can mingle with the few who have made millions. Their hope is you and countless others will keep spending whatever their monthly fee is so that their pockets will keep getting lined with your money every month. And what are you getting for your money? Something you can have for free or at most a few dollars by going to your local library or bookstore and spending some time doing actual research.
Again, I know. I have reports on this website that I and others have sold and made good money on for years and most of the info in my reports is stuff anyone can research and find for themselves.
So now you have a choice. You realize you are a target. A person with a few dollars looking to turn that into something more. Will you be seduced by the gurus and mentors and spend thousands of your hard earned dollars buying information from them? Will you keep spending money every month for the privilege of being one of their club members that allows them to maintain their lifestyles of wealth? I hope not.
Stop being the target of those people and do it yourself.