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Hey. WOW!! It has been a while since I have posted on my blog. I guess the main reason why is life. I have been busy in my personal and business life, conventional business life.

I have also been learning and trying to figure out the elusive magic of “makincashonline”. It has been a trial and error process. I have made some money and lost some money. But regardless I have learned some valuable lessons. I have learned what the flash in guys do and how to avoid falling for that trap. I have learned that not everybody can be the first in. I have learned that cyclers stall out very quickly no matter how cleverly structured they are. I have learned that 2 x ? matices take forever and a day. I have even learned that “pay it forward” promotions even though they sound great just end up costing you more money to get started before you stop.

Sounds pretty bleak doesn’t it? But all is not lost there are lots and lots of great opportunities out there. Especially if you want to market a lotion or potion or what have you. But with most of those programs you need to typically be on an auto-ship and who wants that? Not me that’s for sure. So what am I excited about these days you may be asking? I do have something. Something I want to share with you. It is something I feel so good about and believe in so much that I took the time to build a website.

I wanted to find something I could do without the need to push products or services on my family and friends. I wanted something I could do and be successful on my own if that had to be the case. I wanted something that could provide both monetary and time leverage. Something that would work 24/7 with a minimal effort from me, I did not want to spend a ton of time doing a given task. I wanted something that would be around for the foreseeable future. I believe I have found not only one such program but two!!

I have been doing these two programs for a little while now and they have been preforming as per their respective claims and program parameters since I started with them. The website I built has general information as well as company approved videos and a start on proof pictures. I will be doing a post featuring my programs in the near future, so I wont be getting into them here now. I will however drop the linkMCO1 to the website so you can check them out there at your leisure. Please feel free to drop me a message and let me know what like best about the programs.

www.makincashonline.com

Until next time….take care

Why Can’t You Get Anybody To Join You!!

That is an amazing question.  I believe it needs some serious consideration. I have been suffering with this problem too, and wanted to know the answers. Then it came to me, like a beacon of light.

Let’s just clarify this quickly first. I don’t mean that you can’t get anybody to join you in your business, we can all get some. But it is typically a slow and hard process for most networkers. Now you may be the exception and seem to sign people all day every day, but that is not the norm.
I knew it couldn’t be me, personally, I am a decent sort, you know honest, hard working, dedicated etc… like most of us are. I knew it couldn’t be my business opportunities because they have too many success stories for them to be flawed.  So it wasn’t me, and it wasn’t the business, so what could it be.
And then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Success! That was the missing ingredient! People like to join people who have shown them success! I don’t mean “Look at ME!!” either. The people that have followed me have been the ones that have made money with me in the past and want to do it again. So then the question became “how do I get new people to join me?” And I struggled with that for awhile.
Until I found my solution to this problem. It was in the form a very low cost business that has a very quick return on investment/profit success business model. You see people could join this business for a measly $25 with Zero/admin fees or any other additional costs. And with the structure of this business having a 2×2 “follow you” matrix no matter were they join you in the matrix or how long it takes them to find their two people, as a business leader, you could put some people under them and they will make money. NOW YOU ARE A FREAKIN’ HERO!!

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When you help people make money/experience success and then suggest a new business they could join you in as well, “your primary business”, now they will be more willing to follow you. Because you have proven yourself a legitimate successful business leader. So that was the missing ingredient to your ultimate success. Success itself! Even just on a small quick scale.
Now that you have taught the new person what success feels like they will want more. And they will do the same thing you taught them. They will get their new people to join the quick low cost/risk opportunity get some fast success, and then they well most likely get their new people to join them in their main business too which just so happens to be your primary one  also!!
I hope this helps you to build a massive business. Oh what’s that? You want to know the name of this low cost/risk quick success business? Okay! Here is the link for you:

Low Cost Success Opp!

Join it! Your success starts here!! Got questions? My number is on the link.

HOLY COW!! Those are some pretty big cuts coming!

 

I don’t know if you have had a chance to keep up on the news. I was listening to news story yesterday on CBC Radio, Canada’s official news radio, which stated that America was going to make some massive cuts in government spending. I was blown away by the size of the cuts.

85 Billion dollars to be cut from government spending. They are cutting from the federal budget. These cuts are going to be across the board, so no service sector will be spared. They are anticipating 750,000 jobs will be cut. These are all good paying positions.

I remember people saying to me, get yourself a good secure government job, you will be set for life. I guess that reasoning is no good anymore. It goes to show how trying these times are.

Three quarter of a million jobs gone just like that, good paying jobs with benefits and retirement packages. The drop in supporting businesses revenue may result in further layoffs. Not to mention the loose of the disposable income that these jobs provided into the communities.

The real lesson here is that you cannot count on any type of job for security anymore. People will just have to wake up to the idea that you must provide your own security in life. Working for someone else, though easy to do, have zero security. When things get tough they will cut you from the bottom line to persevere. It is just common business practices and the government are just now learning the lesson.

So what is a person to do? Well the number one best solution is to start a business of your own. A home based business is the best type to start as the start up cost is typically smaller than conventional business start ups. Not to mention the overhead required before you can realize a profit is very small with home based businesses.

I have been in home based businesses now for several years and have added quite nicely to my annual income streams. Not to mention the tax savings that a business affords you. By building a home based business I have diversified my income streams. So if my conventional business slows down, which it does from time to time, I don’t sweat it as I have a  couple of other sources of income coming in.

These home based businesses have allowed to get virtually debt free, live just a little better on a day to day bases.  We seem to run out of month now before we run out of money. It has allowed us to afford several vacations a year. All these things were unthinkable a few years back before I got started in this awesome industry. My wife used to hate me joining up in these deals, but she is pretty happy about it now.

I just want to let you know there is a better way out there, a better way to earn money, a better way to structure your earnings and expenditures, a better way to just live your life.

I have two main home based businesses that I highly recommend, they are working well for me, and they will work well for you.

Firstly is my Beachbody business that you can find out more about at http://glenmcdonald.biz

And secondly is a my online advertising business to learn more about this on click here http://bannersbroker.com/getfreewithglen

Or you can contact me via email at getfreewithglen@live.com

In closing I would like to say I hope the new round of cuts do not affect you or at least not too harshly if they do touch you. I hope you find some sound advice in my blog and take the bull by the horns and provide you and your family with the only true security and start your own business today.

 

I cannot believe this. I could not imagine this happening, can you?

Work your life, forty five maybe fifty years and then you retire to enjoy your so called “Golden Years” and it is ripped away from you because you are still carrying debt with you!! I was saddened and maddened when I read that. What has our society come to when that the average person cannot make money enough in his or her working years that they have to manage a debt load in retirement? Thinking about that blew me away. I couldn’t imagine trying to pay down debt on forty percent of what I couldn’t live on when I was working. It is no wonder so many elderly people look so down trodden.

 

The article was talking numbers like, of the people not retired yet but are over fifty-five about two thirds of are still in debt. Half of all retirees are still on the hook for about twenty-five thousand dollars and one sixth of all retirees are owing a staggering one hundred thousand dollars or more. These are current stats Canada numbers here. It has me concerned for the generation coming up to retirement. If our parents couldn’t pull off retirement debt free and have a little buffer to keep them going and we are doing what they did how are we going to fair any better?

 

I have actually been concerned about it for a while now. I will not be a sad statistic we I am retired so I have decided to be pro-active. I am employing some strategies which are starting to pay off already. I have read some books that have taught me to be my own boss. There are definite advantages to risk and reward. You are either working on your goals and dreams or you are working on someone else’. But rest assured some ones retirement is going to be better because of your actions, the only question is who’s? Business ownership is the best and surest way to secure your future. Not all businesses are created equal and some are definitely better than others. All businesses allow for tax write offs, and let me tell you it is a lot better to pay for things with pre-tax dollars than after-tax dollars. But that is just the beginning.

 

Some businesses are very time consuming, and please don’t confuse self employment as a true business. I spent several years doing that, they are good and can be more lucrative than a typical job. While I was reading a book called the “Cash flow Quadrant” I realized that real business had to be independent of my efforts alone. Meaning that for true wealth and freedom into your golden years your business must be leveraged on the efforts of others. So how do we all get freedom if we have to gain our freedom on the backs of others, wont some people have to be poor so others can be rich? Well there actually is a business model where everyone can succeed. Enter referral marketing, direct selling or network marketing whatever you feel comfortable calling it. This industry allows for leverage to take place over time making it possible for people to enjoy true residual passive income well into their retirement years and even beyond.

 

The start up cost is typically very small, so most everybody can afford to get involved. The products and services are usually of a very high quality so that people will use them and continue to use them for years and years to come. The model is very simple find a product or service you can believe in and start to use it yourself and over time find others who will benefit from the use of these phenomenal products. As they start to use the products and share with people how great the products are the network starts to grow. As it grow so does your passive override commissions and as the products get used and re-ordered by a growing team of users and consumers so grows your residual income. But not just your income because everybody who joins is the head of their business they too are growing a leveraged income just like you. That is the best system out there in my mind to help everybody gain financial freedom. Team work makes the dream work!

 

I remember when I was a kid; I think it was a shampoo company that explained it the best. They showed a girl using their product and she liked and told two friends, and the TV screen split into two images. And then they told two friends and the screen split again, now four images and they told two and the screen images double again. Now let that happen again and again and again till there are a thousand people or more all using the products you introduced to first few people. And now imagine your are receiving a small override passive residual income off of all those sales no matter how big it grows for the lifetime of the company. That my friend is true wealth creation that is lifestyle freedom that is retirement. The only question is when do you get started and how fast do you want to get to retirement?

 

I am doing it and it is working great. I am, this spring, selling my conventional business because my networking business has been consistently paying me more and it is growing. I am really excited about my future and where it is taking me, I highly recommend to everyone they seriously check this fast growing industry out.

 

Why Direct Selling is Rocking it right now.

 

Direct selling as an industry is not new. It earliest roots, that I have found, are from a German based international company call Vorwerk, founded in 1883.  That’s right 1883, your read that correctly. So you can see the industry and concept is not relatively new at all. It has been around long enough to prove its viability. So the companies today are just like any other company in any other industry trying to improve on products, on delivery and on profits for both the direct seller/marketer as well as for them selves. Good sound business practices there.

 

So why the bad press a lot of the time? Well it is very plain an simple YOU. Yes you,. You are the variable in the equation. The products are the same for everybody, nobody gets a better version, they are all the exact same. The compensation is the same for everybody. Everybody gets the exact same commission scale the only difference between you and the person making more than you is time and technique. So if an opportunity does not pan out for you it is not because it is a scam or pyramid scheme that you did not get in on top of. It is solely your responsibility. Win or lose its up to you. But most people don’t like to admit that they failed, so they blame the tool. If you build a fence and it falls over is it the hammers fault?

 

Direct selling rocks because everybody has the exact same chance for success. Direct selling generally has a low start up cost. So most people can afford to get started in a direct selling business. The products are excellent and fairly priced. If they weren’t, with today social media and internet a bogus company would not last long at all.

 

Why should you do a direct selling opportunity? This is why! First and foremost are the obvious tax advantages. I mean lets face it, with the price of gas alone would your buy a gallon of gas with pre-taxed dollars or after- tax do0llars? And that is just the first of many, visit your government website and see what are the typical business expense write offs you can expect. The average network/direct selling marketer can typically tax shelter between $8- $16 thousands dollars a year just by actively being involved in a business. What would that alone do for you?

 

Now lets say you go out and just do a little bit of the marketing plan that most companies provide, and you start making an extra $500 – $1000 per month part time, how would that help you out? Would pay down some debt? Save up for that trip you always wanted to take? Put it away for the kids college someday? How do you make this money every month, month after month after month? That is the beauty of this type of marketing the product are typically high quality consumable products, so people keep buying and using them. That is called residual income. Some of the worlds largest corporations have residual customers. Think cable, telephone, internet, insurance, food….On top of that most direct selling/marketing companies have a multi-level or referral over-ride commission pay schedule so people that you share it with start doing it you get a bonus from their sales too. And that is called leverage and that is the way big banks make there money.

 

So this industry has the best products, the best marketing model(word of mouth), the best income retention, and the best income growth system. The only think that can mess it up is you by getting involved and never getting started. Or worse yet quitting the first time someone says no to your products or services. So if you cant take a no just be a user of the products and services. But if you can still take a no, just like when you were a little kid and you asked your mommy for a second cookie and she said “NOOO”, then by all means my friend find  a business that suites you and your style and go for it. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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Ahhhh, Family get togethers!! You got to love them! Well I guess actually you don’t, but I sure do. I love my family, they are my world. You know what I mean? My children mean more to me than breath in my own lungs! That is a powerful statement but that is the truth! I would do absolutely anything for my kids no question.  I am sure just about any real father and daddy, well heck parent of either persuasion would feel pretty much the same way. So for me the times we spend together are my favourite times.

Like take tonight for example, it was my youngest sons birthday. I don’t know about your place, but around here when its your birthday you get to decide what your favourite meal is and that is what we are having for dinner. So today my wife and I spent some time building homemade perogies, and we’re not even Ukrainian! But it was great! Yup I am a sap I love my wife and enjoy her company. Its was great to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with the little wifey chopping, slicing, dicing, frying, and sautéing to make the stuffing.  After making these lovely little perogies I decided to stack them up. Take my advice don’t do it!! All was well after a little coaxing and some mild cursing to get them apart again. They cooked up beautifully. We had a delicious dinner of homemade perogies, sausage and topped it off with homemade cake and presents. No the sausage and presents were not homemade, but the rest was!

In three days my wife and I are off to the Mexican Caribbean coast for two weeks! We rented two condos in the north end of the hotel zone of Cancun for a week. We are spending it with… you guest it! Family! My wife’s sister and brother are coming down to join us on the Sunday, we get there on Saturday, and then a cousin of my wife’s and her other half are going to be joining the group on Monday. This will be great! We have been to Mexico several times now but this is the first time staying like a local in condo, no resort, no wristband, just are pasty white skin and Canadian accents to give us away. We are looking forward to it. Then the second week is just my wife and I in an adult only spa seaside resort in the Mayan Riviera. Just the two of us enjoying the fun, the sun, the spas.

Then back home we go to winter and to work. But is that not why we work, so we can have the ability to enjoy our free time the way we like? I know it is for me. That is what drives me to do the things I do. I love to be able to provide for my family and take holidays with my wife and my children a couple of times a year. To have my things paid for. So I own them! My cars, my work truck and equipment, my house(almost). My credit cards are on a use and paid program I don’t like to carry a balance. I started out in life with nothing just a strong back and a good work ethic. Well I wasn’t out there to long when I broke that. Left me in a chair looking around wondering how I build from here. It was tough, wife, four young kids,  me sole bacon getter, and BOOM just like that in a chair! Wakes one up in a hurry. I had a small disability pension and my medical needs were covered. I had to find something to do. For the first time since we were married my wife had to get a job. That was hard for me to take. It was then that I was first introduced to network marketing and what really got me listening was the leveraged nature of this business. Think about it for a minute. You get it going and say over a year or so you build it up were your make just a grand or two extra a month on the side. And then something happened like you got laid off or cut back on at work. You wouldn’t be so destitute. And if life stays going good you can go on that vacation you always wanted. Or do something boring like pay down a credit card(clever just not very sexy). Or heaven forbid something horrible like what happened to me. If I had built a safety net before I got hurt my wife might not have had to go to work.

Now fast forward a few years I have, with the help of network marketing, not just the money side but the self development side, have bought and sold two conventional type business, both started from scratch(one is a franchise though). I have raised in relative comfort seven young adults, all with good work ethics and strong family values(I love you all so much). I have designed and built a house(almost paid for). We travel several times a year, as a couple and as a family. Are next big goal is a whole family trip, all our children, their significant others, grandchildren all on a dream family vacation to Africa. Do the safaris and the whole nine yards. We can see that day coming in the next ten months or so, when the weather makes sense for us to do it, we‘ll do it.  We are not rich by any stretch but we are doing pretty good by most peoples standards. I am not wanting to toot my own horn here, I just trying to say that yes network marketing works.  Its working for me, and it is working for people on my team, both above and below me in the system we are working.  All I really want to say here is take a good look at network marketing or direct selling or affiliate programs because if you will commit to working with the systems, and don’t quit before you win, you will win!  I am, we are, and so are they.

I am actually a little diversified in them now but I recommend you find just one to start with and work it till it pays, then maybe try a second one. But whatever one you choose an whatever business model you choose make sure you believe in it 100%. You can never sell something you don’t whole heartedly believe in and the people can always smell a rat!

So if you are not in an opportunity yet or if you feel ready to try and add a second one I’ll provide links to the ones I am doing and you can check them out if you like.

Hope this finds you well and have an amazing day!

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