By Arthur Orchid

For those you ignore who Jennifer Ledbetter aka PotPieGirl is, I recommend you to read One Week Marketing.In many ways this post involves tips and good practices taught by Jernnifer in her best seller One Week Marketing.

I use this product every week and appreciate reading
PotPieGirl's newsletter [1]. On her blog I found this post " Should we boycott squidoo part 2? " where I thought I should add my 2 cents.

Prior to my answer what is behind the word boycott: this action to refuse unfair products or services appeared in
1880 in Ireland. Charles Cunningham Boycott the estate agent of a landlord faced a protestation from farmers he refused a discount in their rents. He not only refused but also fired them from the land. Instead of being violent everyone in the locality refused to trade or work with him. Boycott soon felt isolated. Everyone in the fields or the house refused to work again for him. Businessmen stopped to make money with him. Even the postman stopped delivering his mail.

boycott-pictureImage credit krcla

From this time boycott became an action of preparing isolation of a company. So let's now explore that question: Should we boycott squidoo?
You have to play by the rules.

When I get the info about the new rules applicable on squidoo, for sure that was like thunder. Why? because my very first OWM campaign was health related (How to cure ...).

Obviously it has to be experienced like a new challenge.
What kind of challenge then?

  • Thinking and Acting differently
  1. why not promote something different from ClickBank usual best
    sellers (make money / how to cure / etc.) there are some categories that now should worth an extra look.
  2. why not promote something from another Affiliate network (physical
    products may be) from ShareASale, LinkShare, etc.
  3. why not watch something different from CB market place to get some
    inspiration (Msn, AffiliateNicheClub - as you suggested -, Dmoz, eBay,
For everyone feeling lost at one moment or another I'll quote a sentence read on an email from Kyle & Carson: "Don't think about making a fortune in the next day, think about making a dollar in the next week...and building upon that."

That's true:
Baby steps make you feel so much better than thinking you're unable to achieve a Great-Huge-Long-Term-Goal.

Learning from the OWM plan is already IMO a sort of useful step to get
enough experience and later on make some money on the way.

The main advantages it has compared to other products is:
  • it is splitted in several days / tasks to follow
  • was tested by Nick T. to see if it could work for anyone
  • was writen by someone who recently ignored what an upload is (ha ha
    ha: you made some much improvments since this time!).

Example: give yourself as many opportunities (pages / articles / blog
posts / lenses / ...) as possible to cumulate $5-10 at the end of the month.
You'll feel in an encouraging mood.

Little by little you'll walk along the path to financial Freedom where spending a few thousands bucks in a one week cruise is no more a kind of madness.

As we say "an image worth a thousand words" so why not print out an image
of your next little step and stick it on your wall? That way you'll visualize your next (easy) goal to be reached?

I remember PPG you do the same with sentences for inspiration...

To Your Success!

[1] Straight Talk with PotPieGirl.

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By Arthur Orchid

Are you also one of those people who you'd like to Start a Business from Home? Have you got enough money to make this dream come true? Are you a reasonable person or an adventurous entrepreneur? Do you need more informations about Grants to Finance your Home Business Creation? If so, read this article to discover new ideas to finance your own business creation.

Yes, many people dream of running a home business of their own but few people think that they can't afford to get their small company running. Small business grants are valuable financial tools that many aspiring entrepreneurs can use. While you may think that there's no such thing as small business grants but you can get some cash for your endeavor through a number of resources. There's a lot of work in this quest but you may find that the payoff is well worth the effort. Of course, the process of getting small business grants isn't simple. You have to work with your specific state. You home state is the ideal place to start looking for a grant for small business.

Sooner or later you may need some extra free cash to build or keep your company growing... It doesn't matter if your business has already started or whether you just have the concept under way. The small business grants are designed to help you establish a new little company. They're also designed to help established smaller organizations expand and improve. The small business grants don't come directly from the federal government. This doesn't mean that you can't get your hands on money to start your own business. Your home state can help you by giving you funds for financial assistance. All you need to do to get started is to find the right Web site for your state. [1]

Once you do find your state's Website that offers information for obtaining small business grants, you have a lot of work to do. Planning and organization is crucial to your ability to receive one of their financial resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. This does require some work but it will pay off if you're approved. A business plan that is well thought out and well organized is your best tool for getting a grant for a little company. Make sure that you are thorough in this endeavor. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your passion as well as your knowledge in your field of interest. This is the the first and may be the most important opportunity to convince someone your project can be profitable.

If you communicate with enough sincere Faith and passion, your customers will also feel it from your heart and your website. Also think about them as you fill in the forms. It helps to have an outside source to encourage the state to take your organization seriously. Whenever you're trying to get money for a small company it helps if you can find an expert in your field to give his thoughts about your efforts. You'll have a better chance of landing small business grants from your state.

If all else fails, consider a low interest loan to help finance your company. You can always go back and apply for small business grants once you are up and running. In this case, just keep in mind the best you can do to keep your business profitable is to refund your loan as soon as possible. You need balanced accounts to think freely and keep focused on your business.

To Your Success!

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