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Getting paid to travel or paying to travel

Getting paid to travel or paying to travel
Work from anywhere – get paid to travel!

I thought I’d make today’s blog on the beauty of travelling and getting paid to do it instead of paying to travel!

It’s almost April and perhaps time to start day dreaming of what to pack for your summer holidays, but are you going on your dream holiday to your ultimate destination?

Just imagine a life where you could choose anywhere in the world you’d love to visit, you could expand your work from home company there too by introducing people from that country or location to your business.  Then plan your holiday with some meet ups to see your team expanding in that ultimate location.  Firstly, you’d be receiving a cheque from that country each month, secondly, you’d be on a business trip so your expenses to get there, while there and coming back again would be tax deductible, thirdly – is a fortnight enough??  Why not stay for a month or maybe 3!

Some people travel and stay in Australia during summer holidays while their kids are off, European destinations for half term holidays and home for term time!  They have incomes from each of their destinations, their kids learn to explore and experience different cultures not to mention learn multiple languages, and they have the most incredible life.

Another couple in the business are retired so they take different family members away on dream family locations a few times each year and have a greater income now they are retired and travel the world than when they worked full-time jobs and couldn’t afford holidays.

The beauty is really having the choice to do what you want to do, having the money to choose how you want to spend your time and income.

If anyone would like to know more about creating an international business, please feel free to contact me.  Click here to send me an email.

 

How to work from home this summer

How to work from home this summer

If you are anything like me, sitting in an office on a sunny day watching the clock tick by isn’t your idea of fun, I’d much rather have the flexibility to be outside when the sun is shining, and likewise be there for my family when they need me then do the work when it suits me.

I also like that my income increases every month, meanwhile my workload stays the same! Is that something that would appeal to you too?  If so, then here are a few reasons why you should take a look at working with me:

  1. You can work online, offline or both!  Whether you are afraid of technology or love it, there are activities I can show you to boost your income and create a sustainable business.
  2. You set your own timetable – whether you want to work when the kids are sleeping or grab 15 mins here and 15 there, between a hectic lifestyle to save for a holiday or pay off some credit cards, this business allows for that.
  3. The company I work with has a recorded trading history spanning 39 years so you can be assured they are not here today gone tomorrow.  If you put time and effort into a business, you want to know you’re building a residual income.
  4. They are privately owned, cash rich and debt free so they don’t rely on banks or lenders to operate and therefore are extremely stable.
  5. You can receive cheques from different countries!  With a local headquarters in most of the 158 countries they operate in, you can not only trade and create an income stream, your business will be supported by local staff paid for by this company.
  6. They are an extremely reputable company, working with the governments in each of these 158 countries so you have no barriers to entry wherever you want to set up your business.
  7. You don’t have overheads like rent, rates or staff either – they pay for the staff in each country to support the business owners there, you simply follow a blueprint which I provide.
  8. You have peace of mind that this isn’t a pyramid scheme or unlawful activity because they have won excellence awards from the direct selling association in UK & Ireland, (and others worldwide), they work with governments in each of those countries they operate in and they win an annual Investors in People award because of the level of training and rewards they give back to the people involved in their business.
  9. You don’t have to carry stock or invest thousands in products to sell – the company distribute orders in just a few days either direct to you or your customer.  You get all the benefits of a franchise without the headaches or costs!
  10. You would be operating in the trillion dollar health and wellness industry – this marketplace is continuing to expand globally, (google it for more info.)
  11. Like the idea of an uncapped income? – that’s what’s on offer here!  You can create a business that will pay you your worth as decided by you, not by someone else.
  12. You can create a willable income so your family can receive monthly payments long after you’ve gone.  I love how responsible that is!
  13. You receive online training and support wherever you are based in the world, backed up with local company organised events and training to ensure you receive the best support available.
  14. You don’t need experience of the market or need to have worked in a business environment before because training is provided.
  15. Lastly, you can get started today by simply opening an account.

Want more information?  

Get in touch by sending me an email, I can register you on an online webinar with information on how to get started in your country, or share a presentation online at a time that suits you.

This isn’t a get rich quick scheme, it’s a viable business that offers you the ability to choose more money, more time, more freedom… and to choose what you want out of life.

If now isn’t the right time, why not follow me on Facebook and get in touch when you’re ready to take action…

Open for International Business

Open for International Business

It’s been a busy time creating and preparing new resources and thanks to a number of developments taking place in the background over the last couple of months, I can now help any new business start ups to create an international growing business from the moment they start.

Network marketing has created millionaires for decades using local launch parties as their main business tool, and more lately through Facebook, however so many other options have opened up that don’t require you to speak infront of people, ask family and friends to host parties for you, be a Facebook expert to promote it online or spam your profile with promotional messages either!

I often meet people who don’t have their own business already because they don’t know how else they would promote it without having to do these things!  That is why my recent developments are a game changer for you and your future!

So what does this mean for you?

Online training and resources to show you in a friendly, easy to understand way how you can grow your business from your kitchen table.  Therefore if there isn’t local training in your country, that won’t stop or hinder your success.

Online resources to give you the tools you need when you need access to them.

Weekly online presentations so you can develop your business in any of the 158 countries where the company have local headquarters, product centres and staff on the ground to support your team and customers there.

Would you like to receive multiple cheques from different countries?

If imagining a life where you have a part-time business from home that creates cheques from a number of different countries that are sent directly to you brings a smile to your face, then I’d urge you to get in touch with me to see how it could really happen.  Please feel free to contact me by emailing gracecarlisle @outlook.com (without the space) so I can show you how it all works and answer any questions.

 

 

Rush hour traffic dread

Rush hour traffic dread

For the first time in as long as I can remember, I need to drive in rush hour traffic tomorrow morning.  I’m taking a family member into the city for an appointment, then going to a meeting with my final marketing client, but as the appointment is first thing it means getting up when I’d usually be sleeping to sit in traffic for an hour and I’m dreading it!

I forgot what it was like to dread rush hour and now I realise I’ve been taking my new work from home benefits for granted!  It reminded me what it was like to groan at the thought of the following morning, having to get as many things organised as possible the night before.  I love an early morning at home, when all is quiet and the sun comes up over the hills where we live, I enjoy the feeling of getting a head start and planning my day ahead, however early mornings to leave the house should be saved for holidays and days out competing horses in the sunshine!

So, I’m looking for other people like me who don’t want to spend hours each day sitting in traffic, who crave flexibility and want more out of life.  I firmly believe that creating a system is the key to being smart with your time, rather than getting caught in the trap of trading your time for an hourly wage Monday to Friday and the joys of rush hour traffic.  If you’re reading this and want to know more about what I do to see if it might be something you’d be interested in, please get in touch.  Click here to email me an include your location and contact details so I can share some information with you.

Why I love working from home especially in January

Why I love working from home especially in January

rainy januaryIt’s a cold, rainy Friday in January here and I’m enjoying a cosy afternoon working on my laptop with our dogs basking in the heat from the lit fire in front of me.  It wasn’t that long ago when I would have been counting the minutes to 5 O’clock so I could then drive for an hour and half in heavy traffic just to get home to a cold house and wish that one day, I could work from wherever I wanted!

I see people all the time offering work from home opportunities that wrongly promise big pay days with little to no work.  Videos from beach hammocks, tours of garages filled with super cars and claims of overnight successes (with large buy-in fees).  I have to burst the bubble and speak out to say that whether you work from home, from your favourite cafe, or from the laptop in your backpack while you travel the world, the work still has to be done!  However having the flexibility to choose when and where, puts you in control of your income and your diary, while having a system allows you to leverage your time.

If you want big pay days, you have to put in some elbow grease, but please make sure you’ve got the right company or product behind you to give you the reliability and support you deserve for taking that step out of your comfort zone to creating a system for you and your family to enjoy the life or lifestyle you want.  Although this is slightly off-topic, being able to build your business in an hour a day or few hours a week will also be important if you’re fitting it around full-time work at the start.

I heard the phrase that ‘summer bodies are made in the winter’, and thought how similar network marketing can be where summer businesses can be made in the winter too.  Which leads me onto the point that if you have to put in the work somewhere, why not do it on a cold wintry January, with your dogs at your feet and the fire lit in front of you!

I hope that whatever home business you choose to invest your time and effort in, that you get to enjoy the sun while it shines, building your business around the important things in life, whether that’s your family, your passion, hobbies or holidays!

Happy January everyone – thanks for reading!

 

The benefits of an international business

The benefits of an international business

international businessOne of the benefits of an international business that I enjoy is the ability to generate international payments! I can receive a payment not just from the country where I live, but because I’m creating a system, it is working 24/7 so I don’t have to.
Like any new business, the majority of the work is done in the beginning, setting it up and getting the momentum going. However once that’s done and you’ve learnt how to do it, it can be a ‘rinse and repeat’ anywhere in the world.

Because of the nature of the business I enjoy the most, (network marketing) if anyone I’ve helped to set up has international contacts, my income increases from that country too. I may have never set foot in it, however as their business grows and develops, mine does too!  If you use Facebook, you can see how easy it is to connect with people in different countries.  Show them a way to generate an extra few hundred pounds/dollars/euros a month and they will create another system in the country where they live too!!

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll probably know that I work alongside a company called Forever Living, who have been going for almost 40 years and are in 158 countries around the world. In the early years, people had to drive all over the country to meet new people and get them started in their business. However now we have online presentations, which is handy for people living 100 miles from me and essential for people living 1,000 miles away. Skype can be handy if the connection on both sides is good, however I tend to use a mix of webinars whatsapp calls and messenger services too.

We are all well versed in the traditional 9-5 working week, you get paid for 40 hours a week and trade those hours for enough money to exist in the remaining hours of the week.  There’s a statistic that in most developed countries, we could all be homeless if we didn’t work for 3 months.  This scared me when I heard it first, mostly because I was in that category too!  I didn’t have enough saved to cover my overheads for more than 3 months but so many people every week get caught in that exact trap and then what happens?! It’s even harder to get a job, to be respected and everything could slip away very fast!

This is another benefit to an international business – you see, the hours you can work at the moment are the hours when you can generate an income, but what if those hours extended beyond 9-5 but didn’t involve you working longer hours?  What if people could purchase things from you online, from over 158 countries?  That would make you commissions around the clock!  So your working week just grew from 40 hours to 168 hours a week!

The countries in the opposite hemisphere could be your new favourite in this scenario, because when you’re sleeping, they’re generating income for you!

The beauty of consumable products – available globally

You may have heard that the next trillion dollar industry is health and wellness.  If so, then you’ll know this is a growing global industry ~(and a good place to have a business).  What if you were to have access to over 200 products that were consumable so they ran out and people would order them again to keep enjoying the benefits of feeling healthier, having more energy, achieving their goal weight, enjoying a healthier lifestyle.

Now, combine that with your online shop and you have a global business that is in the right place at the right time!!

Not sure how you’d promote it?  That’s the easy bit, if you can use Facebook, I can show you how to promote your business with Forever Living online for free.

So, you have two sides to this scenario from the perspective of working alongside Forever Living’s blueprint.  You can show people in different countries how to do what you’re doing locally and they do the same thing, generating an extra income for you from that country too.  Or, you can generate residual sales by selling the products direct to people in any of the countries where this company operate.  Because they are in 158 countries, they work with the governments in each country and keep stock locally, so if someone in that country orders it, it’s delivered to their door within a few days, while the commission is allocated to my account.  I love that I don’t need to worry about logistics, export duties, laws or regulations because they have already created products compliant with the regulations of the area they are being sent to.

If you are in another line of business, you wouldn’t receive the same blueprint, or websites provided by the company but the principles are the same.  If your products are downloadable like info products, it saves you on delivery and logistics, so if you have tangible products, you would need to research postage options, and items mentioned above for the countries you are interested in targeting.

If you want to find out how to start your very own international business today, just contact me and I can share the information with you that is relevant in your country to get you started right away.

 

What do you REALLY want to accomplish in 2017?

What do you REALLY want to accomplish in 2017?

more time freedomNow that New Years Resolutions feel like a distant memory, it’s the perfect time to decide what you really want to accomplish this year.  The number one thing I hear most often is something that Santa can’t fit down the chimney – time!  We all spend it but we can’t get it back.

Before I started this business, I agonized over the decision of time versus money regularly.  As a self-employed marketer, I could work every hour and have money but no time, and when I did get more time to spend on holiday etc, it cost me twice because I wasn’t working!  The last recession made me nervous of creating a system within my marketing business as I didn’t want a team of people relying on me in time for the next recession to hit as marketing is often the first cost to cut when times are hard.  So I continued to feel like I was always working and missing all the important things in life.  My dad would regularly say “Gracie, you’re so busy rushing through life, you’re missing everything, please slow down pet!”  I would always reply with “It’s ok dad, things will change, I’ll soon not need to work as hard and get to visit more often.”  But I eventually realised that if I didn’t change, nothing else would either, So I started searching for a system that would let me be time smart and recession proof!  If you’re reading this, you might be in a similar position of wanting to create more time and money to enjoy life’s journey.

The way I see it you have three options.

  1. Keep doing what you are currently doing and stay where you are.

If you’re happy with where your life is right now and are comfortable so you don’t need/want to have, be, or do more then this isn’t a bad option.  You go to work, you receive a certain amount of money every month and you budget where that will be spent.  You have the same amount of time every month, you spend it however you do now and nothing ever changes.  If that makes you feel uncomfortable or (for me I felt sick to my stomach at the thought of it), then read on…

2. Ask your boss for a pay increase, or look for another job with higher earning potential/or less hours.

This might involve going back to night school and getting more qualifications so you can apply for a new job a year or two down the line, missing 2 nights a week with family, friends or hobby time.  Or, look around for other jobs that you can do with your current qualifications, so get the papers, look online, apply for jobs, go for interviews, and try to increase your salary that way.  If you want more time, try to make sure your larger salary doesn’t come with more demanding hours and a longer commute.  Or, you could look for work that’s nearer to home to save commuting time, although in this case, make sure you’re not reducing your salary as you’ll probably end up working more hours to make up for the shortfall!

3.  Start your home business in part-time hours alongside your current work and family life.  Everything else stays the same until your business grows enough to decide if you still want to work full-time.  We support you each step of the way and you follow a blueprint that has been working for 39 years so far.  (You get free holidays and a car plan with this option aswell)

How is this possible?  Let me explain, you spend as little as 3 hours a week (or as much as you want if you need faster results) growing your new income, meeting new people and changing your work life balance for the better.   The blueprint is designed to allow you to make money from the start, there’s no waiting time of 3 to 5 years to break-even like there is in traditional business.  You instantly make a commission on the products they manufacture and deliver to on your behalf as soon as your account is open!

If you are used to the theory of working one hour and getting paid for that one hour?  try this – You get paid over and over on the same activity because these products are consumable!  So, finding a customer once can generate an income again and again.  You can even help them order online from any of the 158 countries we are in!

Used to the theory of you doing all the work to just get paid on your own work, not work generated by people on your team, even if you trained them and showed them what to do?  try this – You receive an increasing income when you show other people what you do, without you having to spend more and more time doing all the work yourself.  So, you spend the same amount of time each month, but your income grows because you spend some of that time showing other people what you do.  Can you imagine replacing your 40 hour a week job with a 10 hour working week business because you worked smart and followed a blueprint?

If you chose option 3, please get in touch and I can help you with more information or to get started.  You can see from the third scenario above that it’s in my interests to help you get your business off to the best start.  I have a number of tools to help you get started wherever you are based in the world.  Click here to email me now.

My favourite FREE work from home tools for international business

My favourite FREE work from home tools for international business
My favourite tools for international business from home
work from home tools for international business

We live in an online era, we hear about the benefits and downsides every day, but do you know what resources you can use for free to earn money from home?  After using online tools and staring square eyed into various laptops over the years before making my switch to home business life, I thought I’d share my favourite free tools to build an international business from home.

There are so many ways to work from home including selling your services, freelancing your skills, creating products, being a virtual assistant, creating info products, writing a book, creating courses, consulting etc.  If you read my blog you’ll know my preferred method is network marketing with a company called Forever Living.  One of my reasons for this is because they operate in a growing market sector (health and nutrition) across 158 countries and can deliver their tangible products to anyone in those countries while I get the commission in my bank account. Regardless of your chosen business model, hopefully these resources will be able to help you too.

Skype
Skype is perhaps the most obvious choice and it can be very handy, however in my experience if you’re talking to a new user, it can take 40 mins to talk them through how to connect to you, checking web cams are installed or connected and then have the conversation cut short in the first few minutes due to not enough wifi in their area. This is even after they’ve installed it and think it’s all working so it’s not always as seamless as it first appears. They can also have an old version installed on their machine or be working either off the internet version or the app on their laptop, all of which have buttons in different places which makes it harder to talk them through. This can be disheartening when trying to communicate to someone who isn’t tech savvy so there are alternatives!

Whatsapp
Whatsapp calls, this free app is used mainly as a messenger programme for friends, however when faced with needing to speak to someone on the other side of the world for business, it rarely disappoints and doubles up quite nicely to speak to them for free! Because it’s only audio being up and downloaded, most wifi networks are able to handle it.
I combine this with an online presentation offered through one of the websites offered by Forever Living when I’m speaking to someone about my network marketing business. It lets me click through the images on my laptop from home, while talking to them at the same time. It also avoids the embarrassing video calls if they aren’t comfortable or used to that. The downside of it is that you need their direct telephone number and this isn’t always easy to get if you don’t know the person and haven’t built a trust yet having only connected in business over the internet.

Facebook calls
Facebook calls, If you don’t have someones number, but you’re connected to them online through Facebook, there’s the call option there! This is also good to talk them through one of our online presentations as it can be done through their phone, while I click through my presentation on their computer or laptop.

Freelancing websites
If you sell your skills, there are lots of different websites where you can showcase your talents and look for people with interesting projects that fall within your remit. Odesk, People per hour or fiverr are all quite good. They’re also great if you’re wanting work done and don’t know where to go to find someone with the right skills to complete it. You can decide what your total budget is and choose between the freelancers bidding for your project. I would mention however that you get what you pay for so don’t always go for the lowest bidder. Look at their portfolios of work to see who you want to work with, check their responses to make sure they’ve read your description properly and are really capable of delivering the quality of work you are looking for.

What are your favourites?
That’s it, these are my favourite online tools that I’ve used to build my business from home. The best bit is that they’re all location independent, you can use them from anywhere as long as you have a phone or laptop which is what it’s all about for me!  Please feel free to email me and share your favourites so I can add them in too!

What do you want to achieve?

What do you want to achieve?

For many people, thinking about goals, aims and things they want to achieve this year, or in 10 years time is an activity reserved for New Years resolutions and then possibly forgotten about by 4th or even 5th January. When I work with new people, I show them that the importance of knowing their goals is similar to knowing the postcode or destination to put into your sat nav before leaving for a long trip. If it doesn’t know where to take you, you won’t get there! Or worse still – you won’t know if you got there!
Also, when you do head off, you might have ‘via’ routes, on the journey.  In the free coaching I provide for my team members, these are short term goals. You need to reward yourself when you’ve reached each milestone to keep building your confidence, competence and motivation too.
My aim for today’s post is simply to ask you to think what your short term and long term goals are.  If you weren’t confined to the hours of your current work, and you were able to have a work from home business bringing in an extra income to achieve something you’ve always wanted for yourself, what would that ‘something’ be?
If it’s not too personal, please feel free to comment below or email me, I love to hear what peoples goals are.  The diversity is always inspiring however I’m going to bet there are a few similar themes in everyone’s responses.

  1. Rainy day fund.  Who doesn’t want to feel secure that their bills are covered should something happen and their usual source of income stop for a while.
  2. Christmas Presents.  Not wanting to save all year for Christmas presents is something I’m hearing a lot lately and I completely understand why!  Having a savings account set aside to spend at this time of year without having to think about it or put anything on credit is definitely an advantage.
  3. Big holiday.  This is the third most common goal I hear each week.  Whether it’s a first family holiday, or that holiday on your bucket list that you’ve always wanted to go on except bills got in the way, holidays are pretty high on my list too.

If you are a visual person, ‘Pinterest‘ is a brilliant app to let you search for and save images that represent your big goals in one place to remind you what you’re working towards.

Personally, I’m a big fan of creating vision or goal boards, but I go one step further, I put dates on the things I’m working towards.  I love having one in my work space that I see every day, it keeps me motivated and reminds me what I’m going to receive if I keep working towards it.

At the minute I have images of New York everywhere as I work towards an incentive for a free holiday there next year.  I also have a photo of a cruise ship as there’s a trip for a five star, all inclusive, holiday for two people when I do an agreed level of activity.  The reason I love these two so much is that my goal doesn’t involve paying for them.  They’ll be provided as a bonus on work I’ve done which is already well paid so that makes it even sweeter when I get there!  My short term goals include things I’ll achieve on the way and I have them all pinned on a lovely board given to me years ago by my mum.

I hope everyone enjoys this exercise, it’s one of my favourite essential activities for business success!

Why you need a system to create work life balance

Why you need a system to create work life balance

time vs moneyYou work, you sleep, you get paid at the end of the month, you get taxed, you pay your bills and hopefully there’s something left at the end to spend or save.  You rinse and repeat for 40 years working for someone else and hopefully you will have paid off the roof over your head in time to retire.  You hope that pensions exist when that time comes so you can finally get some free time and not have to work anymore.

I am no stranger to hard work, but surely I’m not the only one who thinks there are a few things wrong with the scenario above.  You work a 40 hour week, get paid 37.5 hours (or thereabouts because eating lunch is done on your time,) and trade your skills and time for money.  But what if you want to trade less time in return for more money?  We are taught from a young age that there’s only one option here to which is to work even harder in a higher paying job.  However, I’m suggesting that there is another way to do this – you could alternatively create a system in your spare time alongside your full time job until that system is paying more than your day job.

There are many internet gurus out there promising schemes that you invest large sums of money in return for a loose promise of a greater return.  There is even the suggestion of info products that you can charge for by the download.  However you need substantial skills which take a lot of learning to execute this well (those same guys will charge you thousands to teach them to you).

One of the methods I use is network marketing, which is a people to people business with a minimal startup cost, skills you can learn while you earn and company training to teach you what you need to know for free.  However you need to choose the company you associated yourself with very carefully.  You want a few things, firstly the company needs to have a trustworthy reputation so look for one with a headquarter building in bricks and mortar in your country.  Others can leave as quickly as they arrived as they have no financial committment to your area.  You also want a consumable product, as the most expensive part of any transaction is finding a new customer.  Therefore if the customers are largely repeat buyers, the business is a lot more profitable and easier to be successful at.  Next you want high quality products that do what they say they will.  Having a consumable product is no good if your customers don’t want to buy again when it runs out!  Next it needs to be in an industry that is growing.  The health, nutrition and wellness market for instance has been dubbed the next trillion dollar industry because as people we all have a few things in common, we are all born, we all die and looking after our health helps prolong the inevitable.  Governments worldwide are educating people on how to exercise more, eat healthier and look after themselves.  This in turn is also helping to expand this market.

I personally, work with a company called Forever Living, they are an American company who operate in 158 countries around the world.  This means I can operate in any of those countries too so I never need to worry about running out of customers.  They have over 200 products, spanning a number of product ranges including the health, nutrition and wellness markets.  They have been operating for almost 40 years now and have consistent recorded growth for the past 35 years.  They have won awards from the DSA Direct Selling Associations in the UK and Ire where I’m based, which means they are independently audited by a government body to ensure they are who they say they are, they do what they say they will and they adhere to stringent guidelines on how the conduct their business.  They distribute these high quality products on my behalf so I don’t have to spend time waiting in post office queues or doing the leg work necessary with other network marketing companies.  They have a 60 day money back guarantee on all of their products which gives me, and my customers peace of mind.  Lastly, you don’t need a lot of customers to make money with this business.  It is designed to help you leverage your time, and get paid more for your efforts.  You look after a few customers and show others how to do the same.  Everyone deals directly with the manufacturer in a vertically integrated business model and it’s in everyones interests to help the people they introduce as they will in turn also earn more.

I have a full presentation I can share with anyone who would like information on this opportunity via skype or in person if you’re based in Northern Ireland.

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like more information by emailing gracecarlisle @ outlook.com

Why November is a great month to start your home business

Why November is a great month to start your home business

I’ve outlined my 5 favourite reasons why November is a brilliant month to get your home business up and running.  If you have any questions, or would like to know more, please feel free to contact me about it.

  1. It gives you spending money in time for Christmas!  Starting in November gives you a few weeks to learn how everything works, talk to people and with my help get set up before people are shopping for Christmas presents.  This then means that when people are buying your products for Christmas, you are making the commissions, not the high street shops.  This in turn, gives you more money to spend on your own Christmas presents. (Score!)
  2. You get to buy at cost price!  Aside from the consumable high quality health and nutrition product ranges, there are also sports products, an amazing aloe based skincare range, makeup and cosmetics range and products for animal care.  This means that instead of paying full retail for your Christmas presents, because you have an account directly with the manufacturer, you’re buying them at cost price!  Your family and friends get the same high quality products, but they cost you a lot less than full retail value.
  3. January holiday shopping is more fun!  With the first 2 months of business under your belt, you now have an extra income.  Because it’s so flexible it could be on top of your current full time salary, however when you start browsing expedia, Jet2 and Thomas Cook, you may not have to dip into the savings you’ve been holding onto.
  4. No January Blues.  Without having to buy on credit card, you won’t have the same craving for payday that you may have had the year before!  Using your new income to pay for presents at the time instead of relying on credit means it doesn’t have to be paid back, and with ‘Forever’ there are no limits so you can make as much as you like without your boss saying ‘ that’s enough overtime’ or ‘we’re capping your bonus this year’.
  5. This last point is my favourite!  For everyone starting this month (November 2016) I have an extra special offer, so email me for details or send me a message through my facebook page.  We can have a chat to see if it’s a good fit for you and go from there.

 

Increasing productivity when you work from home

Increasing productivity when you work from home

I’mMorning routine going to share one of the precious methods I use to help me increase my productivity and results in my home business…

Simply – Start your day with you first.

This consists of three activities that set my mindset for the whole day ahead and make sure that I get something accomplished when working from home for myself.  I know it’s a little morbid but my favourite quote on this is “Only dead fish go with the flow”  I don’t know who said it but I think it explains how things go when I don’t have a mission to accomplish.

The first thing I do each morning is focus on gratitude for 5 minutes.  This can be saying ‘thank’ when the first foot touches the floor, and ‘you’ when the second one touches the floor.  (I got this particular idea from Rhonda Byrne’s ‘The Secret’) While I make my way to the fridge to take my aloe and supplements, I simply think of everything I’m grateful for including my health, the health of my family, the loved ones in my life, having the ability to run my own business from home that can take me anywhere in the world, living in the country and thank God for the privileges I have in my life… Yours may well be different, and while I get more from it if I actually write these things down in a notepad at the side of my bed, sometimes I like to double up on activities to make the most of the time I have so simply using that time in the shower or while getting dressed to think of all the things in my life that are good still gets me the desired outcome, which is a positive state of mind for the second part.

The second thing I do is to sit on the edge of the bed, breathe for 5 minutes and listen to or watch something that inspires me.  For me, it’s a morning meditation to focus my mind on doing things that create a good outcome for the day to pro-actively set my intention.  For you it could be something on youtube, part of an audio book etc, or even a great music track that makes you feel inspired.

The third thing I do is to go for a 10 min walk to get my blood pumping and energy flowing.  While I’m walking, I think of 3 things I could do that day to move my business forward.  Being outside whether it’s cold, rainy or sunny always helps me to think outside the box and the creativity is always greater in nature than when I’m sitting in the office staring at my laptop.  When I get back, I turn on my laptop, flick on the kettle and write those three things down at the top of my diary page for the day and that’s where I start!

That’s it!  It takes me half an hour at the most, if you don’t have time in the mornings, get up half an hour earlier and start with a positive morning audio that makes you feel like getting up by putting your ear phones in when your alarm goes off and letting it wake you up, then do your gratitude, then quick exercise to get your blood pumping and get going.

I started this routine after reading ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod, then adapted it to what I needed from my day.  I find if I don’t fill myself up first, and instead start the day by scrolling through Facebook I just take on the junk of everyone else’s day.  Then I stumble through my morning routine without any sense of urgency and seldom accomplish something that could drive my business forward.

If you have any comments or questions on today’s blog, please feel free to email me on gracecarlisle@ outlook.com

 

Making money for Christmas

Making money for Christmas
What do you want for Christmas?
What do you want for Christmas?

As Halloween displays are replaced by Christmas scenes in shops, thoughts turn to how to afford presents for family, friends and loved ones. While some savvy savers have been setting aside money each month to ensure this expenditure is covered, others turn to credit cards and put the impending January blues to the back of their mind in a ‘deal with it later’ mindset.
There is however another way that I would love to share with you. It doesn’t involve not being able to do things throughout the year, or a credit card bill to pay after. It involves a few hours a week creating an extra income to top up your current salary so you don’t have to cut corners – the best of both worlds really! The company I work with is called Forever Living and they have a home business opportunity in 158 countries that involves three simple steps. You use the products yourself, you share news of these products with others, then show other people how to do the same. It’s something that I fitted around a very busy lifestyle when I started and the longer I do it, the more I wonder why I was happy working in a traditional office job for so long, where my income never grew and my
So what would you really love to buy them this Christmas? Close your eyes for a moment and dream again, this home business is something that fits flexibly around your current commitments, but that doesn’t mean it only provides a small income. Where would you like to be this time next year? Would Christmas for the kids be paid for, or would you like to buy something big for yourself next year too. Take just a few moments more and think – if you were whispering in Santa’s ear, what would you ask for? A new car, new house, family holiday, or maybe time? Time to spend however you wish? This business is about creating a system that builds, you spend the same time each month doing things that grow your income. If your part-time home business was bringing in more money than your day job, that dream about time could become a reality!
There are over 200 products in this range and they cover everything from animal care, to fitness and supplements, to personal care so if you know anyone who uses tooth paste or deodorant you have a business. The quality of the products makes it easy because not only are they fantastic at making us look better and feel better, they are also consumable! Therefore when they run out, people order them again!
To anyone wanting to create a home business like this – I provide a lot of support to give them the best start possible, and I understand that everyone’s strengths are different, so if you like using Facebook, I can work with that. If you prefer speaking face to face, I can help you build a business that way too and many other methods.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me. My email is gracecarlisle @ outlook.com (without the spaces) and let me know what area you are in so I can provide the right information. We have both online and offline local training, so you are sure to get the support that is best suited to you.

Why you don’t need to be tech savvy to make this home business work

Why you don’t need to be tech savvy to make this home business work

Aerial View of Bologna, ItalyYesterday I decided to log off, tune out and try something different to promote my business and I had a lot of fun. It was rewarding too which is always good! I called a friend who also works in the same business I do, we put on some trainers and walked through the local housing developments putting leaflets on our products and business through letter boxes.

This was my first time doing this activity and I’ll be the first to admit, I have a habit of sitting behind my laptop and leveraging social media, (which isn’t a bad thing as I’m inspired by how easy it is to run a global business), but this is a business you can do regardless of how tech savvy you are! I just love that whatever your skill – we can work with that to help you work from home and either earn an extra income in flexible hours around your current working hours or replace a day job.

When I meet with a new team member via skype or locally over a coffee, they have the potential to run their business however they would like, so I always start with looking at the skills they have, so they can play to their strengths. Some people love talking to new people, some love being online, others love face to face conversations, and some are more introverted like myself and like to build relationships with people over Facebook to build their business.

So, just in case you are wondering how I got on yesterday, I received an order for one of our nutritional health drinks and a Bee Pollen supplement dubbed ‘Natures speed!’ The lady had been advised by her hairdresser just the day before that she should start drinking our gel to help with the condition of her hair and the cheaper product she had bought in a well known high street shop (that I won’t name) wasn’t the same quality so she should find our brand. I also got a referral of someone to contact about the business, I received messages last night from one of the people who got my leaflet through their door and I left some samples with 2 other lovely ladies who I’m meeting with again on Thursday morning.

My little trip through the neighbourhood was really worthwhile and something I’m going to do a lot more often now! While some of the people I spoke to had heard of the products and asked for them by name, most weren’t even aware of them or the opportunity to work from home.

It got me thinking though, there are thousands of housing developments in my country, this is a task I could do anywhere! If I lived in Italy for instance and walked around my neighbourhood, I would find other houses with people just like me who want to earn more, live more and work less, this simple activity can work anywhere in the world! It even sparked a daydream of a working holiday where I could promote my business and increase my earnings as I walk through each town. How many other people do you know who also like to travel, but can’t get enough time off work to do more than one destination each year? Would they be interested in earning while they travelled and seeing the world without the constraints of returning within the week to get back to their office job? I certainly know of a few!

If anyone would like information on this home business, you can do it from over 158 countries worldwide as the company I work alongside have offices across the globe to hold your stock, do your paperwork and deliver your orders. I would be delighted to help you receive the training, help and support you would need to get your business off to the best start so please feel free to contact me via email with a little bit of info about you. Click here to email me on Gracecarlisle @ outlook.com

My 5 top tips to build your work from home business in 1 hour a day

My 5 top tips to build your work from home business in 1 hour a day

Most people have to work full time while they build a home business until it overtakes the full-time salary, so you’ve got to be smart with your time and these are my top five tips on how to do that.

  1. Spend your time on income producing activities to bring money in, don’t spend time scrolling through Facebook, become a ‘do-er’!
  2. Schedule your social media updates for the week ahead, then post when something happens that you’d like to post about or share when you work from home.
  3. Audio books: self-development is really important when you are in business for yourself.  You need to be focused, positive and keep moving even when things don’t always go to plan, so having the right mindset is really important.
  4. Schedule your time, i.e. if you know you have an hour after dinner when you sit around the house and don’t do anything productive, then schedule that time to work on your business.
  5. Make a list every night before you go to bed, or first thing in the morning, of at least one big thing you could do the following day to move your business forward. e. making that call to someone who you know could give you business, or creating a Facebook event to promote something.  This makes you think in terms of high leverage activities, so your time is spent doing the important things to move you forward and not the mundane activities that just tread water.

I also made a short 2 min video on this topic which you can see below:

That’s it!  If you’d like to receive info on the work from home business I use, please just click this link https://www.gracecarlisle.co.uk/go/information/

How a home business can save you money before you start

How a home business can save you money before you start

rich-dad-poor-dadAs an employee, you work, your tax and national insurance is deducted, you get paid, you pay your bills and what you have left at the end of the month is your own to save, spend (or wish you had.)  As a business owner, money comes in, you get paid, you pay your bills, then you pay your national insurance and are taxed on the profits.

So, you’ve just decided to start your own home based business but want to begin part-time (as most people do with us) and keep your full-time job until you are able to earn more part-time than you do in your day job. In this scenario, you receive your pay as usual, but also submit a self-assessment tax return at the end of your financial year giving you an option to claim back those business expenses like diesel receipts as you are surely going to deliver some orders, cafe and restaurant receipts from meetings with potential team members and customers.  A portion of your home heating and electric costs, because your home also serves as your office. Some clothing costs, as you need clothes for meetings.  As we are a health and nutritional company, supplements, skincare and other products you may need to use yourself so you can review and recommend them would also be a cost of business and therefore a cost to be deducted from your turnover figure.

Please seek professional advice from your accountant and conduct your own research before making any decisions, however it is well documented how employees get the short straw when it comes to actually getting paid. No need to take my word for it, google Robert Kiyosaki to listen to his opinion.  “Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else. ” Robert Kiyosaki, A keen advocate of creating a system to gain financial freedom, (also a fan of network marketing) he wrote an inspirational book called ‘Rich dad poor dad’ which I’d really recommend for anyone who wants to review their financial situation.

If anyone would like more information on my work from home business, or to simply be added to my subscribers list and get notified when I upload new blogs on working from home, please click here to email me and get in touch!

How to work AND avoid childcare bills

How to work AND avoid childcare bills

Toddler girl in her car seatI know a lot of friends and colleagues who have started a work from home business just like mine because their childcare bills were too expensive for them to go to work. I met with another young mum yesterday who with three small children, faced a £30 per hour bill to look after them and therefore was actually worse off if she earned any less.  If you are able to afford childcare, it doesn’t always mean you are happy about the large sum exiting from your bank account every month, and if a few extra hundred pounds a month might help towards that then please read on…

Many jobs with healthier salaries are also very full time, meaning you get even less time with your kids!  Family members, friends and favours can always help short term, or on those emergencies sick days when you just can’t be there to look after them, but what do you do when going to work is making you financially worse off?!

Hopefully the following is music to your ears, as I think I might just have the answer!
The home business I operate can be done from home, your sofa, kitchen table, or anywhere you can be with a phone in your hand! Some of the girls on my team meet up in soft play areas where their kids play together as they plan and promote their businesses. Home businesses don’t have to be small either! The beauty about the blueprint we use is that you simply do the same kind of activities each month, but you’re paid more for them as your team grows.  The company is in over 155 countries around the world, and you can trade in any of those countries once registered.

Feel like you wouldn’t know where to start?  That’s where I come in!  I have an extensive marketing experience and I help each person on my team individually to find activities they are comfortable with so they can grow their businesses without feeling like a fish out of water.  This business is a way to turn the tables on the way we have had to work traditionally.  Why not operate a business around your family commitments and needs, it doesn’t have to be the other way around.  When you are the boss, you decide if you take the day off, or do an activity with your kids that also helps grow your business!

Wondering how you can have more time without having less money?
You make a percentage on anything you do, but you also make a percentage on anything that anyone in your team does.   We have grown up with the understanding that you get paid for each hour you work, then work 50 weeks to get 2 off each year. However it doesn’t have to be like that! Don’t get me wrong, hard work is required if you want to grow your business and get paid more, however it can be done on your terms, with the needs of your family at the heart of it and therefore work to live, rather than living to work.

So what’s stopping you?
The days of having to sit in an office while someone else gets to enjoy the important moments, are over. There is no need to revive them, let them fade like a distant memory!!  Now is our time to take centre stage, grow thriving businesses that not only look after our families now, but well into the future.  This business is about creating a system that grows and supports you, even providing paperwork to make your income will-able giving you further peace of mind!
If anyone would like information on the home business I use, click here to email me and get in touch!

Five things that any work from home business must have before you should get involved

Five things that any work from home business must have before you should get involved

In this video, I explain the five main criteria that any work from home business or network marketing company needs to have before you should get involved with them.
they are:

1) You have residual bills, you need a residual income, therefore make sure they have consumable products
2) Recession resistant – research their growth chart and make sure they’ve got a recorded track record showing their product sales during times of recession
3) Increasing or expanding market, I operate in the health and nutrition market which is dubbed the next ‘trillion dollar industry’
4) Reputable company – make sure it’s not a pyramid scheme, ensure they are audited and above board. The DSA is the direct selling association which is a governing body who independently audit and ensure that companies are who they say they are and do what they say they’ll do. Forever Living products have an excellence award with the DSA so that gives me peace of mind.
5) Easily replicated – make sure if you need to build a team, that what you need to teach them to do is easy for them to show other people. The easier this is, the bigger your team can grow, and therefore your income increases.
This is what I spend my time doing now, teaching other people to do what I do, so if you’d like to know more about the company I work with, Forever Living, please click here to email me

or click here to check out my facebook page  or visit my youtube channel by clicking here!

 

How to build a work from home network marketing business without talking to family and friends

How to build a work from home network marketing business without talking to family and friends

Many people have started a business in network marketing, ran out of friends to ask then given up in a short space of time.  I have a few methods I teach my team to make sure they never run out of people to help with their opportunity by using a few simple methods.

Talking to people you know can be a great way to share information on your business, and get new team members from it.  However, whether your friends and family are going to be interested or not can be down to luck to a certain degree and those first few people you share it with can make or break the future of a business for a newbie whose confidence hasn’t been established in their new career yet.

I use attraction marketing, which to anyone who hasn’t heard of it is a way to get people who are interested in what you have to offer, to come to you!  I use Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and my website to draw people who want to work from home and create a system and a better lifestyle to contact me and join my expanding team.

Don’t get me wrong, I speak to people and use messaging facilities on social media too, but if you’re not ready for that stage yet and want to build your business first before approaching close family and friends, then feel free to get in touch and find out about the training I offer everyone on my team to sidestep this familiar problem lots of people in the business face.

The Forever Compensation Plan Explained

The Forever Living marketing plan is another term for their compensation plan explaining how much you get paid from your activity.

The easiest way to understand it is by watching this video, however if you prefer to read it, then I’ve written an explanation below:

 

 

As a new person within the plan, you can begin at ‘novus’ level on 15% discount, then acquire two CC’s (points) worth of orders to achieve the next commission level of assistant supervisor, or you can purchase a discounted box of products also called the ‘business in a box’ to arrive at the same place.  This gives you a selection of heavily discounted products to try yourself and use to launch in your own home, or share with family and friends so they are aware of the benefits and quality encouraging more sales through your business.

The next level in the forever living marketing plan is called supervisor and at this level, your commission increases to 38%.  To reach this level, you and anyone you introduced to the opportunity will have accumulated a total 25CC’s (in your whole team) over 2 consecutive months.  Once at this level, you make the difference on your commission, and the commission of anyone you introduce to the opportunity, so you are already earning 3% of your team members overall retail business.  Now, you will be encouraging the people you introduced to the business to find 2-5 key people for their teams, and your collective total will once again propel you to another pay rise.

The next commission rate of 43% is referred to as assistant manager.  You simply continue to do the same activities of using facebook / phone / internet or face to face if that is your preferred method to introduce the company to more people who may wish to sell the products until you achieve 120CC’s over 2 consecutive months meaning you have reached manager level and 48% commission on anything you sell personally.  You also earn 18% commission on products sold by new people to the opportunity at assistant supervisor level, 13% commission on products sold by people at Supervisor level on your team and 8% on products sold by people at assistant manager within your team.

Once at manager stage, you show others how to do what you have done and when they achieve it too, you receive 6% of their overall business.  (This is known as being a first generation manager to your business).  When they do the same and help their team members through to manager level, you also receive 4% of their overall business.  They are known as second generation managers.  As they show their team members how to reach manager level and they achieve it aswell, you receive 3% of their overall business and they are known as third generation managers.

There are further pay rises when people achieve certain numbers of managers in their business.

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I hope this explains a little more about the company but if you’d like to hear more and are interested in joining our team, please get in touch and email me.  My email is gracecarlisle @ outlook.com (without the spaces) alternatively click here to get in touch and include your location and best details to contact you on.

How to work from home

How to work from home

work-from-homeTo work from home you need a few things.

  1. A laptop / computer with internet connection
  2. A mobile phone
  3. Motivation to be consistent, reliable and dependable
  4. A system to follow

If you have the items above you have two main choices:

  1. Become an internet marketer and develop your own system, based on affiliate marketing (ie recommending products in return for a percentage of the sale) or selling courses that can be sold over and over but produced once.  This is great if you know how to build websites, and enjoy blogging and video editing for endless hours of the day tweaking squeeze pages and email campaigns, and then want to produce a course to sell in the first place, however for the majority of the population in just about every country, it’s not something that’s easy to learn or make money from.

2) Second option is to choose an mlm company to do all of that for you and you learn the skills of network marketing.  This is where I come in!  I am looking for people who want to work from home, I’m a coach and consultant and I help my team stay motivated, keep on track and develop their own teams to do the same.  I show you the techniques and methods that work, and make the difference between concentrating on income producing activities, and floundering on Facebook by spamming profiles and losing friends!  We work alongside a company called Forever Living who distribute products into 158 countries across the globe.  We receive orders via social media, locally via our phone / text from friends, family etc, or online, then the company sends those products to the person who ordered them and takes care of all the postage costs, stock, exchange rates etc and in return sends us a cheque each month from each country the goods were ordered from.  We also have a team website with tutorials and videos on many different methods to make sure you are fully supported in your business within our team.

Sounds interesting right? It is!

There are 2 income producing methods with this company

1) You earn a percentage on the products you sell

2) you can also earn a percentage on the products your team (anyone you introduce to the company) sells, receiving a cheque at the end of the month for as long as you are active with the company.  So, do you know anyone else who might like an additional cheque coming into their household for anything typically from £200-£600 per month from part-time hours, working from home, at flexible times to suit them?  Great! Then get in touch!

So, how does that work? Let me explain…

Because they are in so many countries, the company works on a points system, referred to as case credits (CC’s) within the company.  This centralises everything in a much easier to understand method for purposes of incentives and commissions rather than constantly working out exchange rates etc.  So each CC has it’s own monetary value associated with it.  In the UK 1CC=£159 wholesale / £229 retail so for the purposes of the explanation below I’m going to use UK figures.

Where do you start?

There are two places you can begin, 1) You can start on 15% commission and selling goods only at this point.  After you have accumulated 2CC’s or sales of £458 you have received your first promotion and unlocked another 20% commission.  You are now on a total of 35% commission and can introduce other people to the business too.  This is easier than it sounds if you’ve heard of the revolutionary ‘Clean9’ 9 day cleansing system.  You and 3 friends decide to give it a go and you will have achieved that target.  The 35% commission level is referred to as Assistant Supervisor level.  There is however a way to begin on this level and that is if you wish to buy the ‘starter kit’.

2) You can start on this level by accumulating 2CC’s just by buying the business ‘starter kit’ and begin your journey on 35% from the first sale.

The starter kit is a box sold at £199.95 which contains a discounted £260’s of the companies most popular products for you to use and experience so you have a better understanding of the products you are selling.  It also includes guides and step by step tutorials showing you the easiest way to launch your new business.

To get started, you open the box and start using the products yourself and create pamper boxes by putting a few of these products together into a small box and lending them for just a couple of days to friends so they can ‘sample’ and feel the high quality for themselves, hopefully receiving an order in return.  This way you’ve experienced the products, the people you know have also heard about their benefits and you’ve made it work for you by using the pamper boxes to your advantage.  This gives you momentum from the start as you’re making 35% on every order and the aim is to cover the cost of the box quickly, then build your business onwards and upwards!

The products are all consumable, so they run out and people need to order them again to keep experiencing the benefits.  You can also provide a link for them to order directly from the website, this means that the goods are sent directly from head office and you receive your commission in your monthly cheque.  Once your commission level has increased to 35% or any other level on the commission plan, it can never go back down again, you are there for life unless you wish to move up and increase your commission level again.

If you would like to join my team at either level, please fill out the form below and I’ll explain how the team building incomes work and how you get started…

How to travel the world while you earn

How to travel the world while you earn

round-the-world-travelI’ve toyed with this idea for a while now, but it wasn’t until last year when I found the right system that could really make it happen.

We all know someone who took a gap year and waited on tables or worked in a few bars while travelling up the gold coast or through the States right?  I always liked the thought of travelling world to experience new cultures and earn while I travelled to fund my trip, however the thought of trying to find work in every town I stopped in, or working when I wanted to be sightseeing, having to commit to one workplace for a few weeks just didn’t cut it for me.  I love my home life and the people in it, so time was too valuable to disappear for long periods at a time, but it’s too expensive to do it any other way for a lot of people.

I’m sure you can tell that I like my home comforts, and I’m not fond of relying on other people to give me work, so the thoughts of a laptop lifestyle putting me in control far outweighed the traditional backpack lifestyle, especially when I could afford to do and see the things I wanted while spending that valuable time away from home.

Facebook_logo-7Therefore…working from my laptop on Facebook, social networking sites and using skype to remotely run a profitable business – now that sounds more me!

I’m not an internet marketer by trade, but I think I saw the potential in this opportunity because of my marketing and business background.  I’m going to introduce a company to you which you may or may not have heard of, however I’m also going to explain something that doesn’t occur to a lot of people, therefore they miss out on this opportunity by not knowing just how well it could support them!

The company uses a network marketing system, if that word scares you – let me ask 2 questions, 1. are you on Facebook and 2. do you know how to use iphone apps like skype?  If you answered yes to those questions, then I can assure you that you’re going to want to read this!  If you answered no to the second one, you should probably download it as you’ll need it when you’re away anyway! Forever Living is a company who sell health and nutritional products into over 150 countries worldwide.  What that means is that if you know anyone in any of those countries who wants to buy any of their products, or work from home, then you can make money from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

As a business owner with the company, you can sell their products and introduce people to the business in any of these countries from your laptop.  By doing these two activities, you earn commission on the products you sell, and when you have an active business, you also receive a commission on the products sold by the people you introduced to the company.

Did you read the word selling? Is that a bad word?  Let me show you how simple this is.  I’m hoping that because you’re reading this paragraph, you agreed above that you are on Facebook right?  So, that means you know how to post a status update, well, there’s not much more to posting on a page or a group and that’s one of the areas where I come in.  My business is to coach you and show you how to do these things and build your business.  There are so many ways to promote your business and I enjoy coaching and mentoring my team every step of the way.  Now I should mention here that all the products are consumable, therefore when they run out and people order them again, the company delivers them and you receive your commission once again.  You can now hopefully see how you could create a residual income without having to do the same ‘shift’ you did in the bar / waitressing scenario?  So, can you see how it could give you more freedom AND more money to spend while you’re there?

When you introduce new people to the company you can do this through a variety of ways too, by talking to people e.g. telling like minded people what you’ve done so they can do the same,  by posting on Facebook about how you’re funding your trip – that should get a lot of interest, by sending Facebook messages to friends and people you know etc.  This is another area that I help with, showing you the right way to do these activities in a way that’s good for you, i.e. ‘not salesy’ and compliant i.e. not making claims etc.  If you work at this business, you can have something that you genuinely want to share with other people so they can enjoy life more and spend less time working – who wouldn’t want to hear how to do that!ranch-pic

If this idea sounds like something you might be interested in, please click here and drop me an email.  I’d be delighted to share more information with you.  Let me know where you’re planning on travelling to as my favourite subject is people making tehir dreams a reality.If you’re planning it for later this year, getting started at home and building up a momentum means you can spend more time having fun while you’re out of the country!

As for me, my trips will continue to be done in stages, we got married last year and travelled through a few states in America staying on a ranch, enjoying rodeos, some sightseeing then experiencing vegas, this year we plan to head in a different direction so I’ll blog about that when we get our flights booked!

How to get more time in your day

How to get more time in your day
juggling life
juggling life

Busy? Too much to do and not enough time to do it?  Simple answer is that you need a system.

If you have a fixed salary, your days will likely be spent working a 40 hour week, so for around 5 months of the year you leave home in the dark to go to work, and arrive home in the dark after work, weekends are spent getting everything washed, re-stocked and ready to start the next week.

It’s not a lifestyle that agreed with me but for the first 10 years of my working life, I thought it was all there was.  We were brought up to study hard, work hard and try to get a good job so we’d have job security and a nice lifestyle, however life didn’t work out like that.  Recessions and tough economic conditions meant that many of my friends found it hard to get jobs even with great qualifications.  Once we got jobs and were working our way up the corporate ladders, recession hit, forcing me and many others to look around for a more reliable way to earn a living.

You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time, you can only make better use of your time which is a skill in itself.  I’ve found that time is your most valuable asset in life, therefore if you want to enjoy more of it, you need to work less.  To work less, you need a system that keeps working while you’re sleeping and leverages greater value for the amount of time you put into it.

In the corporate world, climbing the promotion ladder allows you to earn more while you spend the same time, however take on greater responsibility, some additional stress, a 40+ hour working week and hopefully your boss sees your potential and wants to reward it with pay increases and promotions.

If this isn’t your current situation, or it is but you aren’t sure you want to work a 40 hour week, for 40 years in a race to retirement to get some time off, then please read on…

The system you are looking for needs to have a few characteristics

  1. If it is associated with a company;
  • it needs to have a stable, solid and positive reputation
  • it also needs to have a recorded history that demonstrates market share and responsible management and or owners

If you choose to work alongside a company, your reputation is only as good as the company you work with.  If it has a history of poor customer care, poor products, or is associated with bad business practice, that can have a reflection on you, therefore you need to do your research.  For your own peace of mind, you also need to know that if you are putting time, effort and money into a business with a company, that the rug isn’t going to be pulled out from under your feet when you’ve done all that hard work, so one with a good history is essential.  This is especially true in the mlm market or multi level marketing companies where most only last a few years.

2. The products or services sold by you or the company need to have a history of low price sensitivity and / or be consumable

You don’t want to replace 9-5 work with the constant need to create new material, courses, products etc because if you slow down or stop for a while, what you’ve created runs out and people stop buying.  I have found greatest success in working with a company that sells tangible products and creating a system that keeps them selling when they run out and re-order those same products.

3. The market you are selling to needs to be growing

You want to avoid a saturated market and a stagnant market so that the audience and demand for your products is always increasing.

4. It needs to be able to run on autopilot or be replicable

If you have to keep on doing the same tasks over and over, you aren’t leveraging your time.  The Forever Living multi level marketing system works well because it focuses on simple tasks that anyone can do, therefore they are easily replicated.  Each new person has their business launched by the person who introduced them showing the products to a new audience and instant customer base, they then introduce people they feel would be well suited to the work from home lifestyle, and go to trainings to learn how to do these two things.  This process is replicated, and a percentage is paid on products sold directly, with another percentage paid on the products sold by the new person who after ‘learning their trade’ continue to benefit in the same way.

The Forever Living Opportunity

The Forever Living Opportunity

There are many ways to explain the opportunity, however this video is my favourite. It’s only about 5 minutes long and gives a basic overview of what it has done for Emma and her family. If you would like to know more, please feel free to get in touch by email or phone, my details are on the contact page.

If you would like to hear more, please click here to contact me today.

The Coffee Shop Lifestyle

The Coffee Shop Lifestyle

cafe lifestyleEver been curious as to how some people seem to work from coffee shops while you only get to pass through quickly on your lunch break?

Well as a self-employed business person, coffee shops are a great place to meet someone for the first time, or to meet in a convenient location between two locations and I seem to be spending quite a lot of time in the comfy chairs of these wonderful places!

As a Forever Living business owner, I usually meet or skype people who are interested in joining my team.  At our first meeting, I’m trying to decide if they would be a good fit for my team and if the opportunity I’m showing them aligns with their goals and aspirations in short and long term.  Some of my team prefer to use Facebook as a means to communicate with potential members and customers, and that works for them, however I prefer a mix of both.

I’ve found that the most efficient way to interview for new team members is in coffee shops as we’re both relaxed, there aren’t any distractions like kids and tv, and for mothers especially, it gives them half an hour to concentrate on them for a change and take a break from being a mum, a wife, the cleaner, chauffeur etc.

I’ve also found that coffee tastes completely differently in some cafes to others!  Even the same brand can differ greatly from one franchise to the next!  I used to be delighted just to order a latte and enjoy peace and quiet so I could concentrate for an hour, however now I have my favourites and good staff make amazing coffee wherever they are working.

If you would like to swap flourescent office lights for cafe sofas, please get in touch with me as I am expanding my team throughout 2016.

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