Have You Made a Decision or a Commitment?

commmitmentA Story of 3 Frogs on a Log

A lot of people know this one, but here is goes anyway:

3 Frogs were sitting on a log in a pond. One frog decided to jump off. How many Frogs are still sitting on the log?

All of them. One simply decided to jump into the water, it never actually took the necessary action to do so.

Talk is Cheap

I speak with folks all of the time that tell me that they have decided to really do this or that and while their voices sound sincere and full of determination they don’t realize for a second that I very seldom rely on what is said, more often than not I will watch their actions to figure out if they are committed or not.

A lot of people don’t know this, some of you do, but I market a network marketing opportunity. What? Haven’t been hit over the head with one of my strategic, hard sell marketing lines??? Ah, no you haven’t. As a matter of fact, chances are that you don’t have a clue as to which network marketing company I’m involved with at all. The reason? I haven’t invited you.

Successful People Take Action

While this may sound a bit pompous and even snobbish, I don’t tell everyone about my network marketing opportunity because I am not looking for folks that tell me how much that they want to make money, I don’t want “everyone” in my business rather, I look for people that send me emails and give me phone calls about my other “lead in” opportunities. I look for those that take the initiative and actions that show me that they are committed to really getting the information they need to become successful.

Sometimes I will not answer my phones and just see who calls back. Seem a bit ridiculous? It may be, but I can tell you this. When I do offer up my opportunity to folks, I KNOW without a doubt that they will give their all. Not everyone signs up, no problem, but those that do will not make a simple decision to get involved with my company, but they will commit to building their business as well – and they do.

Are You Going After Your Dreams or Is Your Show On?

So what type of person are you? Have you made a decision to succeed or have you made a commitment to your success? There is a huge difference and not only how you look at things or are perceived by me, but a difference in your behavior. A little tip for you here, making a commitment means that you get off of the TV and free up your schedule from any other activities that are “time wasters” and use that time to free yourself from the chains of economic slavery.

So, have you made your decision today or have you made a commitment to your success?

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Free Online Classified AdsPromoting Your Site With Free Classified Ads

I think probably everyone knows about the free online classified ads sites that are out there and maybe just as many of you have actually used some of these sites to promote your businesses or your blogs or whatever. The question I have for you though is are you posting to these sites in a way that will provide you with quality results.

Now since all of these sites are free, and there are quite a few, the ROI that you are looking for is based on how much time you put into these sites. I mean, if you know what you are doing, if you have a successful strategy you can actually post a number of ads on a large number of sites and get some decent responses, but you do have to post a lot. Not very passive.

Keep It Simple and Keep it Short

One of the issues that many new to classified posting forget is that when posting an ad you aren’t there to explain anything. As a matter of fact, you want to err on the side of not posting enough information. You have to get folks to click on your link in the ad and that is your number one, main purpose in life on a free classified ad site. You aren’t here to talk about the ins and outs of why your business is so freakin’ awesome.

Post Free Online Classified Ads That Are Cool, Not Boring

I would rather post an ad that read something like this:

“Bad-ass Business Is Making People Money

No Experience required – Free Training

Go to: makemoneyeverywhere.com”

Now if I post something like this, I’m going to get a response from someone and it’s a hell of a lot better to post this info and get them to want to click on the link just to see what it is that to sit here and tell people over and over and over how cool your opportunity makes people because it’s so easy to make money from home from the comfort of your couch blah, blah, freakin’ blah!

This is a case of less is more.

Image is Everything, Be Professional In Your Look

If you can possibly swing it, and I know fifteen bucks a month is a real strain on the budget right now, but go out and get a domain name and then sign up with a small hosting account. I spend a whole $8 a month to host up to 25 domains. Get a fairly cool domain name and forward it to your affiliate or referral account. Don’t send out those www.wearesocoolfool.com/id=captgooseslick, sort of looks a little bit amateurish, wouldn’t you say?

Compare a link like that to www.makemoneyonlinenow.com – not that make money online now is available, but you get the message.

Just using these 2 simple tips will help you in terms of getting that click rate up. Just focus on the fact that you don’t have to be the hippest marketer on the planet, rather you just need people to click on those links. That’s the first part of how we generate some good traffic from free online classified ads.

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