Are you thinking about starting your own business? How about doing network or internet marketing? Have you told a few people and they were negative. Have you heard comments like these: "Oh everything on the internet is a scam" or "No one really makes money on the internet" or "The only real way to make money is to have a job". These comments are very negative, and when some people hear them they get very discouraged.

Do not tell everyone your dreams. Neither will everyone be supportive of you or encouraging if you are doing something out of the ordinary. Many people are followers. If everyone isn't doing it than they aren't about to try it. Only tell people that you think will be helpful to you.

Many times when you are just starting out it takes a lot of confidence and self-motivation to keep you going, because in the beginning you will be making little or no money at all. There will be many days that you might even doubt yourself. So, you have to surround yourself with people that are supportive and will be encouraging to you. Also, there maybe people to discourage so that they can steal your ideas. That's another reason to not tell everyone what you are going to be doing. It's really none of their business.

Let people think what they want to think. Is it easy? No, its definitely not, because in general people like to know what you are doing. If they ask. You can just say that you are working on something, and you don't have to go into the details. Things happen for people at different times. Don't feel the need to explain why you haven't done something. That is just a pitfall for a pity party. You don't have anything to feel bad about. Some people love to hear drama. It's what their lives evolve around. So, don't give them anything to gossip about. This isn't just about making money. It can be anything that you want to do. I always say if you want to know information about something look it up. We are living in the information times. Everything is practically right at our fingertips. There's no reason for people to be ignorant these days. If they are it's because they want to be. Many people love to live in the dark. In reality you know who you're real friends are, and if you really aren't sure you will find out. So, whatever you have planned keep on working on it. Don't stop. Who cares what people think. You don't have to put all your business in the streets. Successful people rarely make their plans known to the world.
Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1052 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-09 Comments


If you are in the blogging world you no doubt know about Wordpress. It's one of the most talked about and recommended blogging platforms, because it has so many features. I also think that it is a good blogging platform. The software is free, but you have to pay for hosting. It's not a lot of money, but if you are in debt (such as myself) you still might find that you don't want an extra bill to pay. So, I am using Ucoz. I have used Blogger, Weebly, and Blinkweb in the past. Blogger and Weebly shutdown my blogs. They had an epiphany that my blogs were spam blogs which was not the case. (You can read about my experience with Weebly in a later blog post) Blinkweb had some issues and I contacted support about them and they never solved the issues. Also, it is for a beginner and I wanted more features and they didn't have them. Blinkweb has other business tools such as a sales page and website.  If you want to get online quick you might find the sales page or website useful. However, I wasn't impressed with the blogging platform. Which is the service I used.  I felt that they needed to do some upgrading. I don't know if they will or not but I couldn't stay around and wait for them. Also, the site would be down and my blog/site wouldn't be displaying. Which I found to be very unprofessional.

I had did some searching because I was looking for another home for my blog. I had looked at Ucoz, but I didn't look at it thoroughly. One of my favorite blog authors Lynn Terry did a blog post about them. After, I read her blog post I decided to take another look at them. I liked what I saw so I immediately started moving my blog over to them. You can build a website for free and they also give you the option of upgrading. If you would like to do that later on. You can also get a domain name too. So, you have all the makings for a professional looking site! Their customer service is absolutely excellent! Ucoz is for the novice as well as the newbie. Whether you know html or don't you can still utilize this website/blog service. I am loving it! So far so good! It's something for everyone! You can really make your blog/site your own! I was able to use Disqus commenting system which I wasn't able to use with Weebly or Blinkweb because they didn't allow you to edit the blogging templates. (Weebly only allows you to edit the website template) 

There are many blogging platforms you can use. You can do an online search and find one that will fit you.
I know sometimes things can be tight financially, but you don't have to let that stop you from blogging.If you want to have a professional looking site that allows you to get a site up quick and gives you a lot of control. I highly recommend Ucoz.

I know there is so much you can be worried about online. I know sometimes it can worry people because they hear so many things online and they really don't know which direction to take. The direction to take is what works best for you right now. Stop worrying and start blogging. You'll blog much better too! That is exactly what I did!


Category: Blogging | Views: 888 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-06 Comments

Have you ever visited a website or seen an offer on t.v. and decided to investigate, because they were offering something that was free? Only to find out that what they were offering really wasn't free. I once joined a program, because they said it was free, but once I joined I couldn't hardly use the site, because you had to pay to use the majority of the features. It wasn't like they said that you could only use certain features for free, and than you have to upgrade. I was very disappointed. Had they just explained that in the beginning I could of saved myself a lot of time by not even joining. It was really of no use to join. Another time I joined a program and company said it was free, but the only thing free was to make an account. Everything else you had to pay for. I just think that is false advertising, because in reality it isn't free.

I'm like if it's not free it's not free just say so. Don't lie and say that it is. I don't mind even if a company says that only certain features or free, but you have to upgrade to get additional features. That's fine with me, but just say that. Don't lie and say it's free and when people join they can't use any of the features for free. I don't know about you , but that's false advertising in my book. I wouldn't want to join a business or program that doesn't tell the truth up front. Maybe they think once they get you to join that you will take the next step. I don't think so. (not me anyway)If some of the features for a program are free, and I like them. I certainly will upgrade. I have no problem with doing so at all, but to be lied too. Maybe they don't consider it lying, but it certainly isn't telling the truth. That's for sure.What do you think? Have you signed up for a program only to find out it wasn't free?
Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 775 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-06 Comments

Do you promote your business anywhere or everywhere even at inappropriate times? Are you constantly telling people about your business no matter where you are or what the occassion is? Do you rudely interrupt people's conversations just so you can tell them about your business. Do you post a comment on other blogs about your business and leave a link no matter what the topic is about? Congratulations you are a bonafide shameless marketer!

The quicker you realize that's what you are than you can get this problem solved the fastest. It's so annoying but you see people all over the internet that have this problem. You might be asking yourself. What is the difference between a shameless marketer and a spammer? Even though they have many common denominators. A spammer is mostly online. They just constantly flood message boards with the same message over and over again usually about their business or whatever they are promoting.


However, a shameless marketer can be online and offline. Someone who inappropriately promotes their business and do crazy things in the process. Many people don't even realize they are shameless marketer's, or if they do they won't admit to it. I think when someone emails you about writing a guest post on your blog, and they know that they won't be writing about your particular subject than that constitutes as being a shameless marketer. Why would you want to mess up the flow of someone else's  blog just so you can get hits back to your website or blog?You might say,"Why are you writing a post about shameless marketer's?" Because I think it is important for people to know that these tactics are shameless and rude. It's time to start promoting in a better way.

 Everyone isn't interested in hearing about your business, and even if they might of been you will turn them away by constantly pestering them about it. It's a better way to get people to know about your business and it doesn't consist of being rude and selfish. If you want to tell people about your business be engaging and not a pest. People don't like pests. Everyone hates shameless marketing tactics and you should too!

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 1308 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-05 Comments

Don't get me wrong I like to add widgets to my site too. They really make your website stand out, and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. However, if you have too many on your website it can slow your website down, also it can make it cluttered. It is easy to get addicted to adding them to your site, because I have had to talk myself out of putting up a couple more. It's nothing wrong with adding them but just make sure that they are aiding your site and not crippling it. Here are a few tips on how to pick the right ones for your site:

  • Make sure the widget has something to do with your site or it's topic. If it doesn't than you may want to reconsider adding it.
  • Make sure it is the right size too. You wouldn't want it to be too big or too small for your website. Test out the different sizes to make sure you are choosing the right size.
  • Make sure you choose the right color for your website. If your website is green you want to reconsider the color purple for your widget.
  • Make sure the widget is an asset for your website and not a hindrance. What are the benefits of having this widget on your website?
  • Decide where you will be adding the widget. Will it be on your sidebar or on a particular page on your website?
  • Decide what kind of widget will it be. Will it be one that moves or stands still or is a popup? This is just to make sure you don't have too much going on your website.
  • Do you really need another widget? Or you just adding it too feed your addiction of widgets?

Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 785 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-03 Comments

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With the economy like it is everyone should be thinking about multiple streams of income. Perhaps you already have that's why you have been reading this blog. No job is secure these days. It's best to have your camel tied. I'm not against going to college, but I don't think going to college facilitates your success in life, because you can be trained to do any job. In fact, you have to undergo training the majority of time before you start a job, even if you have been to college. Often times, many people don't even end up working in the field that they went to college for.

It's best to have more than one way to make money. The internet is a great way to do this. There are many things that you can do to make money online. Many times people fail because they assume that you don't have to do anything to make money online. That is so far from the truth. I don't know where that idea came from, because even when you work a job you have to do something that's why it's called work. It's essential these days to have multiple streams of income. Whether you are selling something for a company, freelance work, blogging, etc. It is absolutely a must these days. You can ask yourself what you like to do or what you are good at. That will put you in the direction of what you can look into doing. I know sometimes people don't even give things a chance. They just write it off without even checking it out. If it can help you make some extra money at least look into it. Don't be so narrow minded. How will you know it won't work if you haven't looked at it or tried it? Probably because the majority of people only think that a job is the only way you can make money.

It's not if you don't already know. I'm not telling you to quit your job if you have one, but I'm saying be looking to other ways to make income as well. You may even get to the point that you can quit your job.If you already are doing other things to make money. That's great! Keep on doing it and don't stop. Even if it's not going the way you want. The tide will eventually turn, because it always does. If it's fear of what people are going to say. Don't tell them, because it's none of their business anyway. If it's laziness get off the couch and start looking. If it's procrastination just do it! You can start by reading this blog if you aren't already. May we all be prosperous!
Category: Internet Marketing | Views: 808 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-31 Comments





Self-improvement or personal growth is something that will be part of our lives forever. This is something that everyone needs. If we make the effort, we can and will improve ourselves. It's easy to stay the way that we have always been, however, negative it may be, but it takes a lot of courage to make the changes that we know we need to make. No one can decide to do this for us. We have to do this for ourselves.




One of my favorite books that really helped me is, "The Magic Of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz. It really helped me overcome a lot of obstacles which I felt were keeping me down. I was very shy. A lot of the techniques he advised were very helpful. It's still one of my all-time favorite self-development books. It helped me to overcome my shyness of dealing with people (not being able to ask questions and being able to state my opinion). Anyone knows that if you are trying to promote any kind of business you have to be able to tell people about it. One of the techniques he advised was just to ask the question. What can the person do to you? That really helped me.
It is not easy to feel positive all the time. One day you might be feeling great and the next day you might not be feeling so great. It is like a flower. You have to keep watering it so it will grow. It really helps to apply what you are learning too. Take one thing at a time. No matter how small you might think it is. For instance, it could be something that you want to stop doing like drinking pop. First write that goal down then, proceed not to do it. You will be surprised at the results, because once we put our mind to it nothing can stand in our way. It's really that simple.
Once you start your journey to self-improvement there will be many people who will try to get in your way. Why? Because they do not want to see you improve. If you change who will listen to all of their problems or keep you being involved in a bunch of foolishness. That's why making these changes is so important.
If we can master ourselves we can master anything. Whether it is business, health related or simply just being better human beings. It's really worth the time into developing yourself. Is it easy? It might not be in the beginning but it gets easier as you go along. If you make up your mind to do it then, it can be done. You will want to check out the,"Successful Self-Improvement Tips" page. It has many tips that will guide you on your journey to self-improvement. This page will cause you to think in a whole new way. We all need help sometimes and it's nothing wrong with that. We can help and encourage each other. Let's have a toast! (I have a bottle of welch's sparkly grape juice) To being the best that we can possibly be in anything and everything that we set out to do!
Category: Business | Views: 973 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-31 Comments

Do you want to make some easy cash? How about taking surveys? It's a great way to make some extra money and it doesn't interfere with what you may already be doing such as: working a job, internet marketing, or building your business. In fact, the money you make will come in handy. Use this money to pay bills, treat yourself or save it for a rainy day. Remember, this is something you can do in your spare time so, you don't have to stress yourself out about it. Set a time of day to login to complete your offers and take surveys. Consistency is  key. I know I don't have to tell you what to do with extra money. It's nice to have more than one income coming in these days and cash paying online surveys are a great way to help you do that. It's easy money and you aren't going to get it no easier than this. I know you want to know do you really get paid from taking surveys. Yes, you do. I will be sharing some pictures of the checks that were sent to me. So, you will be getting proof. I'm going to start with my favorite online survey site which is Cashcrate.
Cashcrateis my number one favorite survey site. It is the site that I have been paid the most money so far. With Cashcrate you earn money by taking survey completing offers, watching videos and referrals. For every new member you refer you earn 20% of what they earn and 10% of what there referrals make. Plus, you get a $3.00 bonus when your referrals earn their first $10.00. See my check below:






TreasureTrooperis a fun survey site. It's similar to Cashcrate in a lot of ways because you complete offers, take surveys and you can earn money by getting referrals. You also earn by doing cash tasks and cash surveys. You can also do treasure hunts. You can earn an extra $100 if you win one. Also win you refer people you get an extra 20% of all the offers they complete for life. In addition, you'll get 5% commission from anybody that your friends refer. So, if you like a challenge you will like Treasure Trooper. See my check below:








Ipsos is a nice survey site where you earn reward points which you can redeem for gift cards, e-certificates,  charity donations, and you can earn cash.

Here are a couple more survey sites that I encourage you to check out than join they are SquishyCash , Toluna,andFusioncash.









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Category: Work From Home | Views: 5049 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-29 Comments

Do you have books that you are not reading anymore and they are just sitting around collecting dust? Couldn't you use the extra room on your bookshelf for books that you haven't bought yet, but you will buy soon? You probably have thought about recycling them, but why do that when they are still in mint condition and you can sell them and make some extra cash. You could also use the extra room in your house too. Especially, those textbooks that you know you will never use again. This is a great opportunity to sell them and make some extra money. This is especially for you if you have boxes and boxes of books that you have probably forgotten about in the basement.

It's easy to sell your books and you can do so in 3 easy steps:

1. Enter your book isbn number.
2. Print a shipping label.
3. Get paid.

 Three very easy ways to sell your books. Shipping is also free. So you sell your books which is no cost to you. You might ask friends or family members if they have books that they don't want anymore. If they do ask them to give them to you. You can sell them and make some extra money. This is fast easy and free. So, where can you sell your books at to start making money?

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Category: Work From Home | Views: 4226 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-27 Comments

I believe this is an easy way to make your images clickable, and especially if you don't have time or are not that savvy with html. I have found this method so easy to use. I hope you find this video to be helpful. Thanks for watching!

Views: 847 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-25 Comments

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