"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

"Never part with your dreams. When they're gone, you might still exist, but you cease to live." - unknown

When you work for yourself it requires hard work and perseverance to get a business going and keep it running successfully. Therefore, it is vital that you stay motivated. It is also very important that you do not forget that you still need to take a break every now and then.

Long hours are a necessity sometimes. But if you don't take breaks, it will not take long until you became burned out. Rather than helping your business by working hard, you could actually be harming it.

How Often Do You Need a Break?

When you work for someone else, you generally get a break every couple of hours. That's a good rule of thumb. Sometimes you may not get a break quite that often, but if you go for several hours without a break, it can start affecting the quality of your work.

When you are self-employed, you don't have to stick to a strict break schedule. If you come to a stopping point, you can go ahead and take a break even if it's not time yet. If you have appointments or important errands to run, you can adjust your breaks accordingly. But it's important to make sure that you don't work too long of a stretch without taking a break.

If you're working on a difficult project and begin to get tired or frustrated, a break could be just what the doctor ordered. Nor does a break have to be particularly long to be effective. Five minutes away from your desk or computer could be all you need to feel as good as new.

How Can You Get the Most Out of Your Break?

Sitting silently during your break may only make things worse if you are really frustrated. Getting your mind off of what's bothering you for a few minutes will help more. Here are some ways you can do that:

* Taking a brisk walk can help you clear your head.

* Turn the radio on and listen to some soothing music.

* Renew your focus by reading a chapter from a favorite book or an article from a magazine that interests you.

* If you are a crafter, you could work on your latest project for a few minutes.

* Try to switch to a less stressful activity for a short time if you are swamped with work and you don't feel you have time to take a break.

* Play a game on your cell phone or the Internet. Just don't get so wrapped up in it that you forget to go back to work.

Taking breaks at regular intervals can help avoid burnout and can help you recharge your batteries. When you are stressed out, a short break can improve your outlook, allow you to see things more clearly and be more productive.

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by Kim and Charles Petty

Is there a demand for affiliate marketers today? Yes, there is a huge demand. One of the challenges faced in the affiliate marketing industry is that it sometimes sounds too good to be true: advertising that's guaranteed to work or it's free! Newcomers wonder if it's possible, and skeptics claim that the cost effective prices of affiliate marketing lower the bar for online advertising. But there is a good reason that affiliate marketing has experienced steady growth throughout the ups and downs of online advertising-it works. And affiliate marketing has evolved to become a reliable source of sales for a wide range of marketers.

Affiliate marketing has evolved from the early years when some touted it as the future of online advertising, and others claimed it was the downfall of the medium. It's now a sophisticated channel that generates anywhere from five to 25% of online sales for many of the world's biggest brands.

Almost all major multi-channel marketers have an affiliate program of some kind. The important thing to remember is that affiliate programs now come in all shapes and sizes. The concept of a wide-open affiliate program with an unlimited and uncontrolled number of affiliates is a thing of the past. Nearly all marketers agree that affiliates add value to an online marketing effort, but the program must be tailored to meet the marketer's objectives.

Affiliate marketing did not bring an end to other, higher priced forms of online media advertising. The success of the affiliate marketing in delivering sales cost effectively by way of a pay-for-performance model paved the way for other forms of performance-based advertising, such as CPA-based search and portal advertising, to create acceptance among direct marketers. Affiliate marketing has evolved, with affiliates and marketers becoming more sophisticated and programs more integrated with other forms of online marketing.

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by Kathleen Gage

Recently I received an email message that went something like this, “I want to do exactly what you are doing in my business.” Come to find out what this person wanted to “do” was make lots of money using the Internet without having to work at it.

I almost fell out of my chair. I wasn’t sure if it was from the fact that I was now in my tenth hour of working that day and I was tired or being taken off balance by my surprise at this person’s belief that you don’t have to work at something to be successful. I don’t know why this would really surprise me as I have been hearing people say this type of thing for years.

The fact is my business did extremely well in 2004 and much of that has to do with my knowledge and use of the Internet in my overall marketing. It also had to do with the fact I am very systematic in my approach to building my business.

More times than not, people who are successful online and off have systems in place. The fact is anyone, yes anyone, can increase revenues substantially by incorporating the use of the Internet into overall marketing. However, to think you don’t have to do anything and reap unbelievable benefit is the great frustration of those of us who are using the Internet effectively.

Increasing revenues using the power of the Internet takes vision, planning and implementation. All of this is connected to your systems.

Do you have systems in place?

If so, how effective are they?

Are you consistent with what you do?

Do you track your results?

Do you think in the short term or long term with your systems?

Anyone who is succeeding using the Internet in their marketing has effective systems in place, they are consistent, they track results and they think in both short term strategies and long term.

Do you?

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From Other Affiliate Marketers.

Affiliate marketing can be one of the best and easiest way to earn money online today. But as the competition keeps getting bigger and bigger, you may need some ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the affiliate marketers. The major reason is that many of your competitors are promoting the exact same affiliate programs, in the exact same area or on the exact same advertising websites.

Here are some tips that you may want to consider in order for you to stay in this business and have the chance to set yourself apart from other affiliates in your market.

#1 Your Own Website/Blog

It is essential for you to have your own website/blog if you are considering affiliate marketing as your professional career. Potential customers primarily go to websites/blogs in order to search and sometimes purchase items that they are looking for. It will be much easier for them to remember your website/blog name than a long affiliate URL. Once they are on your site, then you can point your visitors to the affiliate products on your website.

#2 Write Your Own Affiliate Ads

Many affiliates marketers just publish the same ad that is supplied by the affiliate program and that is being used by all of that programs affiliates. In this case, check the affiliate programs TOS or you may want to email the owner of your affiliate program and ask them if you can write your own ads. This way people will not become immune to your ads. Sometimes, when your potential customers keep seeing the same ads over and over again, they may just skip it all together. Besides, the primary purpose of your ad is to attract people to read them and be curious enough to click through to your website.

#3 Build a Strong Relationship with Your Customers

In order for you to fully answer the questions of your potential customers, try and buy the product yourself if you can afford to. You can then share with your potential customers what a great experience you have had with the product, and this could make them interested enough to buy the product. You may also be able to provide support, a tutorial or steps on how to use the product.

#4 Your Own Products when Possible

Once you have established your website/blog, try to have some products or services that your customers can not find on any other affiliate’s site. You want your customers to keep coming to your site and the best way to do that is to have something on your site that they can’t find any where else.

#5 Admit Your Mistakes

We all make mistakes and admitting your mistake will boost your reader’s confidence in you. The idea is to be totally honest about the products that you are trying to market. If you find out that a program you were promoting is a scam, stop promoting it and inform your readers about it. This will help you build credibility with your customers.

#6 Don’t Market Too Many Programs

With services such as Clickbank, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and try to market everything in their marketplace. It is better to focus on one market and market products that your potential customers would want. This is called niche marketing.

Affiliate marketing is definitely here to stay and it can become a great way to earn a part time or a full time income. However, it won’t happen overnight. Like everything else in life, you’re going to have to put a lot of hard work into it.
To Your Success!

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Twitter is still a relatively new social networking site and using it can be an art form all of its own. It is totally unlike anything you will do anywhere else.

Twitter allows you to add url links in your twits (you will need to restrain yourself from getting carried away and posting links too often.) The short length of the messages (140 characters) you are allowed to send means that you have to approach the task in a completely different way. It takes a bit of work and a bit of thought to use Twitter effectively.

Make sure that your twits are of value and are interesting. If you can keep abreast of breaking news, and the latest trends in your area of expertise, you can build up a reputation as being someone to watch out for. This will keep you on people's friend lists, and give you the chance to broadcast an occasional message about your own website or profile which will encourage them to visit.

Since you are looking to build a long term business presence, you will need to take a long term view and work to build up your network of friends. These friends can see your twits on their twitter home page, so it is well worth making the effort to cultivate as many as you can.

As with just about any other social networking site you can mention, you have to put in the hard work at the start to establish yourself as a credible, helpful contributor who is there to do more than just give a sales message and win customers.

Driving social network traffic is never quick or easy, but you can build up a reputation which will result in regular visitors to your site, who have every chance of becoming regular customers.

You can follow me on twitter here: http://twitter.com/ejcooksey

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As you may know from previous posts, George Pluss has been running the Dime Sale Marathon #2 since March 23. This is something you shouldn't be ignoring. He is offering his best sellers from MyProfitAffiliate.com starting at a dime again!

So if you wanted to grab one of his excellent quality best-selling products, now is the perfect time. There is one catch though...he is only offering one product at a time. The first best-selling product in the Dime Sale Marathon #2 completed as a success and the price is now back to normal.

Today the second bestseller started, here you go:
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And let me remind you: He only selected the best of the best products for this Marathon.

This time he is offering the completely "100% free system" some have been using to make $100 - $150 per DAY.

You only need to be able to type.

Time - you already have.

And no, this is NOT 'paid to type ads' sort of crap. (never fall into those scams!)

Bottom Line: If you want to get into Online Marketing, but can't build sites, write converting salesletters, code scripts or software and don't have thousands of dollars to invest, this may be the ONE and ONLY method to get you started.

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As I write this the price is still under $4.00. But it will be increasing by $0.10 with each sale. So why wait? Within minutes after this post smart folks will rush to grab the huge value. You should be among them...

BTW, if you are interested in making some fast and easy money you can promote the Dime Sale Marathon products too. And he is still be paying 100% commissions. Right to your paypal account, instantly, no waiting at all. You will learn more in the members area after you get in.

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  • Review a gold sponsors website – 5 entries (2 reviews maximum)

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  • Secret links – In some of my posts I will include an instruction to write a post or to link to a gold sponsor, the first five people that complete the secret links and I receive pingbacks from will receive a whopping 20 entries

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Gold prizes(3): Consist of a prize package of 1 gold prize, 1 silver prizes and 2 bronze prizes.

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Mystery Prizes (?) – These will be thrown in as the contest goes on so that more people can
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Winners will be announced on May 1 at 6 PM EST.

*please note that there can only be 1 prize per person

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