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Why Is This Better Than a Lottery Ticket?

People day in and day out buy lottery tickets. They buy just about every conceivable type and style of lottery tickets. People will pay lotto max or whatever provincial or state run lottery system out there. Then there are the federally run lotteries. On top of that there are the countless little quick picks, too numerous to name “scratch card” type that people buy on a whim. In 2012 Americans alone spent $65,500,000,000.00, yup you read that right sixty five and a half billion dollars on lottery tickets in 2012!(1) That number is up a whole 8 billion over the year before! Why?

I believe it is a sign of the times. People are struggling so they are hoping for a solution. They are putting their money on either a random or heavily speculated sequence of numbers. The odds are astronomical to say the least. A typical ticket holder’s odds of winning in a local state lottery are about 18 million to 1 not very promising if you ask me. And then with the Federal Super Lotto your odds jump to staggering 120 million to 1. Wow!! Mind blowing and yet people show up consistently week after week to buy a ticket, because heaven forbid they miss a week and that is the week their numbers come up!! It blows me away that people will put their hopes and faith into a system that is designed to extract their money.

I myself prefer to believe in opportunities and my ability to work them and make them successful. I perfer things that are tangible and is something I can have a chance of controlling. If not completely, at least to some degree. I over the years have tried several opportunities from typical MLM opportunities, to direct selling plans with over rides, to forced matrix systems. And I have had varying degrees of success with certain ones in every type of business model. And obviously I have totally flopped in other versions of the very same models. So needless to say not all that glitters is gold, but, in every case I hand a direct hand in my own successes and my failures.

The concept I get really excited about now is a hybrid between the typical forced matrix designed compensation plans and a standard mlm or multilevel marketing compensation plans. It is the best of both worlds. The speed of a simple small forced matrix and the sustainability of an MLM pay plan. Beautiful!! Now doesn’t that sound about as good as pay plan can get? Second to none I am sure. I think it will be a while before something can come out that will top that.

My business partner and I have teamed up, with our combined 25 years of experience in this industry, and have taken it even one more step better. We have developed our exclusive “TEAM BUILD” rotator, so, now even if you have tried every other deal out there and have no one left that will even answers the phone when call, or you are that person that has never made a dime on line, or even a complete introvert, YOU can be successful with our system. All you have to do is join our “TEAM BUILD” rotator via the “next in line” referral link when you ready to join! As soon as you are on “board” you then simply submit your referral link to the system once you have successfully enrolled. It is that easy! We believe that once you have success you will not be able to help yourself, you will tell people about the “TEAM BUILD” system you joined!! As you will be making money online again and again and again! So just like you would with a good movie or book or restaurant you will want to tell your friends and family. And your friends and family will want to join the “TEAM BUILD” rotator too. And in that way, you will be able to “give back” to the very system that helped you find success online!

Drop us a message at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/glenmcdonald.biz to find out more or to get started. As with any opportunity timing is everything, and this is no different, and the time is now! We have partnered up with a very stable 12 year old debt free company with awesome products and an incredible compensation plan that is second to none. Add to that our incredible “TEAM BUILD” rotator system and your success is virtually guaranteed!! Everything is in place but you! Drop us a message TODAY at the above mentioned Facebook page and let’s get YOU started down the internet highway to SUCCESS!

(1) http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/27/news/economy/powerball-lottery-sales/index.html

Decisions Decisions Decisions!!

There are so many business and financial opportunities out there these days, what is one to do! How does one decide what they should do? Do I invest my money at risk? Do I do my next start up? These are some serious questions you need to consider before you jump into anything.

Let’s look at investments first. No I am no broker or self-guided guru, like most people out there, so I rely on the experience and guidance of others. This method has its pro’s and con’s. With brokerage firms you are guided by their alleged experience and expertise. Hopefully they have a long running track record of successful gains for their clients. But past performance is no guarantee of future gains, and those returns have to be high enough to stay profitable after commissions and capital gains on the principle. But even with the best companies that can be difficult.

So investing can be good if you have the right firm or opportunity and enough money to put in that you can afford to risk loses or heaven forbid you lose the whole shot on a high risk high yield deal. Because of those reasons I tend to say out of investments.  This can seem good to people but when the negative happens it can be devastating to people. And loses can be devastating, trust me.

So with that being said, and tried, I tend to prefer something that I can have some control in. Business opportunities. With business opportunities they are very vast in scope and cost. I have done several over the years. I have done a few business startups from scratch. These were mostly I the construction industry and it is very hard to build up something big enough that you can sell or have be something that you take a back seat to and have a secure retirement from. With that realized I got into a bricks and mortar style of business, started that from scratch, built it up to something and sold it at a profit.

I took those profits and looked at a typical franchise set up. That was kind of fun, they have their benefits but they also have their down sides. The benefits are you are branded by the parent corporation and you can usually get better purchasing power via the association. The down side you not free to direct your business at your leisure you must follow the corporate structure. It is difficult to be flexible to local business environs and market situations as corporate has to consider all franchisees regardless of location and everything must be even across the board. The plus side is a structured success formula that should work for most people, the down side is the typical pricey upfront set up costs. I was able to afford that and it was fun and profitable and I still enjoy an income stream from it as I was in the position to finance the sale of it for the new purchaser. And a foot note on that is hopefully that does not come back to bite me, as nothing is for certain.

So now I look at stuff that does not require a heavy up front cost. I like stuff that can help more people get into a positive financial situation. I like that with these type of business opportunities you are not corralled by franchise marketing and operational/territorial regulations. You can be creative in your marketing and acquisition of customers and/or partners. The only rules are that you follow ethical business practices and do not mislead people you are talking to. These opportunities tend to follow the honesty is the best policy and the do unto others as you would have them do unto you principles which sit just fine with me. I can get behind an industry that is built with those guidelines.

If you are looking to build and ethical profitable business and are not scared of a little hard work I would be happy to work with you to achieve all that you can possible achieve. I offer a no pressure opportunity for you to fully consider the ins and outs of what I do. I am here to answer all of your questions and if you decide to join me I am here to help you in any way I can be as successful as you desire.

Have an amazing day!

Cheers.

What is the best way to secure your future?

 

Savings?

Some may say savings is the best way to plan for your retirement. I think it is better for the bank than for you. The way the banking system works with its fractional leverage rules, the more money you lock away in the bank the more money they can loan out at interest. The interest they pay you on your savings in marginal at best if at all. If you have too much money to through around and have made all the other types of investments, I guess you could throw some into savings. But I would question your sanity. In my opinion savings is the worst thing you can do with your money. The main reason is that a dollar put away today may only have a buying power of thirty cents twenty or thirty years from now. Savings are good for short term only, like saving up for a trip or a major purchase, stuff like that.

 A year from now

Investments?

If you have some money kicking around investments is a way better way to go. Buying an investment is a better way to start to leverage your money. Buy into mutual funds or GICs are a surer way to develop larger dividends on your surplus money. Or better yet is investing into real estate holdings, real estate holdings are good for long term investments as they produce income from tenants and typically property values rise about 2-3% a year so over twenty or thirty years you can have a nice little nest egg. The beauty of this program is that you can even leverage the equity to acquire more holding properties. If you were to do this as often as possible over twenty years you could have a nice portfolio to help with retirement.  Another popular investment is into a second business, typically a franchise so it can be as turn-key as possible for you as you’ll probably still have your regular job too.

 

So that is all good and even great if you already have some money to invest. But if you don’t! Then what? How do you get ahead? There is an industry that is just the perfect thing for people that do not the large sums of capital needed to get into the investments world. It is the industry known as direct marketing, referral marketing or network marketing. This is an awesome way for the average person to use time as the medium to leverage up till the money starts to flow in. You see the old adage time is money is truer than you think. If you have money you can save time and start to leverage it right away, however if you do not have money the only thing you can leverage is your time. You have to be willing to commit some time to get the marketing opportunity off the ground. Once you put in some time, some other people who have joined you will start to put time in too and now you have just leveraged time. Keep leveraging time till the money starts to flow in. Once that starts to happen you can now start to leverage time and money, and that is the start of freedom.

 

Referral marketing generally comes in two formats. One type is you talk to people and over time build a network of like minded people who are all working towards a common goal, these are generally referred to but not limited to MLM type companies. Highly lucrative and typically have a great longevity as you are building relationships with your people, and likewise so are they. The other type is more of a passive referral type business were you put out your offering and people you may or may not know will join up on the product or concept offering. They will stay to as long as they are making money and or using the products.

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I personally do a mix of both types. And so far I have better success with the first type of business model. But with that being sad I am just getting started with the latter business type. In closing I would say whatever business you decide to try, or both like I have, just grab something and get started. You will be glad you did! I know I am. Already!!

 

All the best to you.