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The Laws I Learned About Building Wealth Online

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They don't teach money in school and most people fail at learning it on their own. I've always been interested in learning what it took and takes for others to make money online without sacrificing my whole life. As I continue to learn, I've picked up a few nuggets here and there. I must say, if you want to diversify your financial portfolio, building wealth online is an excellent way to start. 

When the internet first started, few could ever imagine how far reaching it’s effects will be more than a decade down the line. It’s a fact of life now that the internet will continue to change virtually every aspect of our everyday life. As the world’s internet population keeps expanding, so does the opportunities for entrepreneurs and ordinary folk looking to escape the slavery of a nine to five job.

Online wealth building is for everyone. The sheer amount of opportunities presented online enables anybody to start building wealth online. There are just so many areas to explore and regardless of your level of talent, skill or interest, you will find something that suits you.

Someone once said that ‘you can turn any passion into profit online’ and this is more true now than ever before. It seems like the biggest problem is not in finding a suitable program, but rather in not getting distracted by all the various options that we get bombarded with. Every single day new opportunities open up and it’s our natural tendency to get in on the action. Online wealth building however relies on focus and having the discipline to not get distracted.

If you are committed to building your wealth online it holds many obvious advantages. The freedom to work on your own clock and answering only to yourself are the main reasons why so many make the shift from the office to the spare room at home. Many online wealth building programs create false illusions that leave many aspiring newbies out in the cold after investing their valuable time and money. 

The internet is a tough world when it comes to making a living, but then again so is it out there in the ‘real’ world. Don’t expect an easy ride, but don’t be put off either. There are just so many opportunities online that you are bound to find your place sooner rather than later.

I would like to offer you what I consider to be the five laws of online wealth building, that can help you greatly towards creating long term success online. I would encourage you to use these laws to evaluate potential opportunities or just to evaluate your current position.

The Law Of Excellence:
Things tend to move really fast online. It is critical that you commit yourself to excellence and to always keep learning and improving. If you don’t you will most certainly fall behind. Strive for excellence. You can’t keep doing the same things and expect to improve, nor does doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better.

The Law Of Quality:
I like the term ‘wealth building’ because it implies that it’s not some instantaneous thing. Quality always gets rewarded long term and although some of the ‘get rich quick’ schemes online work, they rarely work long term. There is a big difference between making a quick buck and building wealth. Whatever you create online, strive for quality first as this will ensure sustainability in what you do. 

The Law Of Choice:
Wealth is a choice. Just like poverty is. You’ve probably heard this before, but never really understood it completely. Being wealthy starts with a choice and it’s a choice you have to make daily and on a regular basis. The internet is responsible for the largest distribution on wealth in history. The power is shifting from the big corporations to the guy (or girl) in his garage with a single laptop. You can choose to be part of this or to keep doing what you’ve always done.

The Law Of Persistence:
When it comes to online wealth building, for some the learning curve will be greater than for others. Regardless of your skill level you will face many challenges and often consider packing it in. This is where persistence and perseverance comes in. Realize that you will always meet with much difficulty before you succeed – it’s essential for your personal growth and developing to a level of success.

The Law Of Value:
Whatever you do online, be a team player! I cannot overemphasize that enough. Your wealth and success is directly proportional to the amount of value that you add to other people. If you want to be more successful, just think of how you can add more value to other people’s lives.

Financial success is most certainly obtainable for virtually anybody. There is however a big difference between obtainable success and sustainable success. Just think back at the story of The Three Little Pigs – you want to build your ‘house’ from brick and make sure that your success is sustainable long term. After all, who wants to quit their day job only to go back after six months?
 

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through online and community speaking engagements. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out “The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success” @http://amzn.to/1bWA7Vw . Many blessings and much success to you!! Check out my websites learn more about me and what I do to help you here. Connect with me on Instagram for motivation, inspiration and information to start, market and grow into the CEO of you! Get tips, strategies and so much more here

Profitable Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

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“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” –Ronald Reagan

It’s tax time again! You may not like this time of year, but many people do. Was saving money, making money or spending money on your list of resolutions for 2018? If so, here’s a great opportunity to start the year off right. Don’t just talk about it, be about it and just do it! Instead of using your tax refund that you allowed the government to hold all year with no interest to buy something of no value, utilize it to increase your financial portfolio and better the life of yourself and those around you. You will be much better off in the long run and you will reap what you sow. A harvest well planted grows bountiful in rewards. Listed below are 5 things you can do today to increase your net worth.

1. Buy a house. As a homeowner, you get to deduct the interest you pay to the mortgage company. Even though home ownership comes with a lot of responsibility, the good outweighs everything. Instead of being the 3rd party in a transaction, it will be you and the bank. Not you, the landlord and the bank. Home ownership helps you build wealth. You will have an opportunity to build a solid credit history with on time monthly payments.This gives you leverage. If you are renting or leasing, your landlord enjoys this benefit. He/she is basically enjoying the financial rewards of your inability to do this and creating wealth at the same time. Things have changed a lot with buying a home. I suggest you seek a qualified, licensed Realtor and mortgage professional to help you along the way. Interested in learning about investment real estate? Check out "5 Things to Consider When Buying Investment Property."

2. Start a home-based business You may feel that starting a business can be costly and overwhelming. Well… you are right for the most part. However, a home based business offers so much more flexibility and are typically less expensive to start versus a brick and mortar type of business. Most home based business owners start while they are still working a job to make ends meet. That’s the uniqueness of this type of opportunity. Being a business owner gives you the right to write off expenses while conducting business. It also provides you with another means of income and you are not so dependent on your job. Business owners save an average of $500.00 monthly on their taxes and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That’s about 10 to 18 percent. You have the flexibility to do what the average tax payer cannot do which gives you more diversity in your portfolio. You can deduct home office space, utilities, gifts and incentives to name a few. Check with your local tax advisor about the advantages in your state. Interested in working from home? Check out "Start Your Own Drop Shipping Business.:

3. Invest in stock options. Even though the Dow has its ups and downs, your money has a greater chance to increase versus being placed in a bank account at 0.5% to 2% interest. Search and investigate the companies growth history over the last five years so that you can make a wise decision. Hire a broker if you don’t feel comfortable with your knowledge. Join an investment club, watch you-tube videos and read books. There’s so much information available at your fingertips about how to build wealth. 

4. Pay off credit card debt with the highest interest. Most of your monthly payment is going towards the interest and not the balance. This activity makes it literally impossible to ever pay it off in a reasonable amount of time. Debt is the handicap of wealth. The only way to get rid of it is to stop accumulating it. Credit card debt can be good and bad. Depending on what you are using it for justifies its value.

5. Donate to charityThis is the most rewarding aspect of giving. You haven’t been blessed until you can bless someone else. Not only will you impact the lives of others, but you will contribute to your personal well being by utilizing it as a deduction next year to do the same thing again or find a new cause. Find a charity you are passionate about. Utilize its mission to make you a better person. Get involved with the charity and its purpose. Your time and donation will be indispensable to those in need.

I hope you found these five tips worthy. Encourage others to take this challenge. Be the spearhead of this endeavor and watch how your life and your circumstance will change for the better. Not only will you be happier, you will also feel more accomplished. Blessings!

“The person who does not know where his next dollar is coming from usually does not know where his last dollar went.” –Unknown

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and internal motivation. I provide inspiration through online and community speaking engagements. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out “The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success” @http://amzn.to/1bWA7Vw . Many blessings and much success to you!! Check out my websites learn more about me and what I do to help you here. Connect with me on Instagram for motivation, inspiration and information to start, market and grow into the CEO of you! Get tips, strategies and so much more here

8 Tips for Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn

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If you are not using LinkedIn to grow your business, you are missing out on a huge world of business opportunity.  According to www.statista.com, during the most recently reported quarter, LinkedIn had 467 million members and is consistently growing. Which means this is a huge opportunity to connect with professional people. 

LinkedIn is an amazing and useful business tool, and yet far too often its true value is overlooked. This is by far one of the best tools available so make sure that you take advantage of it. When using any social media platform, think strategy. Especially with LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn works on a referral basis, make certain you build relationships with others so that they may refer you. 

1. Complete your profile – Your profile is at the heart of your online business branding. Your LinkedIn profile will almost always rank very well in a Google search. You want to have a solid profile because first impressions can make or break you. Make sure your profile is completely filled out with no missing information.

2. Connect with all in and out of your profession – You should connect with as many people as you can. Begin with those you know and trust and then you will be able to make recommendations to other users when they are looking for an introduction. If you want to find the opportunities that are out there, you need to keep your communication lines open on LinkedIn. The more connections you make the more you will be able to grow your business and improve your sales.

Treat the janitor with the same respect you treat the CEO.

3. Create a call to action – It is easy to do and so important. You need to create a call to action on your profile. When people arrive and read what you have to say, they’ll feel inspired and much more likely to click through on your links that will take them to your website.

4. Make sure you are compelling – Most LinkedIn profiles will put you to sleep. There They are so boring and show nothing of the personality of the individual. Make your profile interesting and compelling. Tell people who you are, who the people are you help, what you offer for sale in services or products, and anything else that could be important to making you interesting for those that find your profile. Adding videos and other information to show your uniqueness will give you an advantage. 

5. Recommend others and ask for recommendations – Give and you will receive. If you recommend then you will be recommended. When you recommend others without them asking you to do so, they return the favor and this will help to improve your profile and build credibility, which will improve your business profile.

6. Be and stay professional - This is a no brainer. Make certain your profile lives and represents your brand. Don't post anything that is offensive or that would come back to haunt you later on. Remember.. would your grandmother approve?

Know who you are speaking to and engage them in what you are speaking about.

7. Post consistently and connect with your readers - Out of sight is out of mind. Just as with any other social platform, your presence is needed in order to build and grow relationships. Choose to diversify what you post. Motivation, inspiration, information and a little humor can go a long way. 

8. Provide Resources About Your Business - Don't spam the platform or your readers. That's the quickest and easiest way to turn people off. In order to show your knowledge, provide information about things that are going on within your industry. Everything shouldn't be promotional. When the opportunity presents itself, offer something to attract your readers to your email list. Learn more about email marketing with the Email Marketing Success Bundle.

These 8 tips, even though they may seem so common, they are often so missed. The more you pay attention to the specifics, the more you will be able to differentiate yourself and connect with your target market, get referrals and grow your business. Listen LIVE here. 

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

How to turn your email list into cash

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People need stories more than bread itself. They tell us how we live and what we do.

The money is in the list.. Yep! It's true. In any area of business, having and maintaining a good, quality list can equal dollars in the bank for you and your brand. When I started my business 25 years ago, everything was word of mouth and based upon the referral system.

Now customers want to stay in touch with you and see what's going on more now than ever before. Customers relate to brands and they connect with a one on one relationships. Just out of curiosity.. Are you on my email list

The first thing you need to get right when it comes to email marketing (relationship building) is the subject line. It should be attention grabbing! Make it so compelling that your customers can't help but to click and open. If you can’t get your subscribers to open your emails, it really doesn’t matter how good the actual email is.

It’s easy to spend a lot of time crafting a great message and then just slap a subject line on it at the end. Spend some time writing them, research great topics and see what type of headline gets you good open rates. Here are five tips to get you started.

Keep It Short and Simple, BUT Amazing

You want your readers to see the entire subject line before they click it. You also want to make it easy for people to scan through their emails. Try to get your point across in 50 characters or less. Pay attention to how your subject lines look on your own devices. 

Another great idea is to keep a swipe file of subject lines that grabbed your attention. Even if the emails are on a very different topic, you can adapt them for your own needs. Don't recreate the wheel. Just make it yours. 

Avoid “Spammy” Words

No one, I mean no one, wants to be spammed. Not only is it unprofessional, it's a quick way to get on the blocked list. This completely defeats your purpose. Eliminate using any word that are associated with spam emails. Words like “sale”, “discount”, “coupon”, “free”, “limited time offer” and even “reminder” are over used and even if they don’t trigger a spam filter and actually make it to your reader’s inbox, chances are high they’ll get ignored.

Instead, start by using the emails you’re saving in your swipe file and then go back and see what subject lines got the best open rates. Try to analyze why they worked well for your market. Not everything will work well in every niche. Find the types of subject lines that get your readers to open your emails and tweak from there.

Personalize It

Most people want to feel connected to what they like and enjoy. While personalizing emails with someone’s first name has been overused in some markets, it still works well for many of us. Give it try and see if it works for you. Don’t overdo it, but use it when you really need them to open the email. Switch it up every now and then with a lighthearted intro. 

Depending on what data you collect when your readers sign up, you can personalize other things like their location for example. Seeing the name of your state or even city in an email subject line is sure to quickly get your attention.

Pique Their Curiosity

Let's face it! Most people are nosy and it’s hard to ignore subject lines that sound intriguing or only tell part of the story. Using “…” at the end of your subject line works well.

The idea here is simple. You want them to click and open the email to find out what the heck you’re talking about or how the story ends.

Frankly the best tip when it comes to crafting compelling subject lines is to keep a swipe file of examples that got you to open the email. Be creative and don't be afraid to add personality. Make it lively and conversational. 

Signing up is a strong signal to buy. Send them an email until they do.

Don't Forget to Close the Deal

Obviously your goal is to build a relationship, make your list aware and yes, sell a product or service. Nevertheless, don't make every email about selling. That too will turn off people and probably get you blocked. Tell jokes, share stories, dive into a glimpse of your life. Your goal is to entice the buyer to hit the buy button on a regular basis. The more you learn your audience and attract them to your brand, this will get easier.

Well that's it! I hope you got a feel for why email marketing should be a part of your business and your brand. it is the beginning of building relationships into buying customers. If you like to learn more about email marketing and how you can profit from your relationships, check out the Email Marketing Success Bundle and start creating emails that make money.  

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

 

 

Stay Motivated and Achieve Your Goals

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Being able to achieve the goals you set isn’t always easy. This is why it is incredibly important to be able to stay motivated to get what you want in the long term. In today's hectic world, it can be even more challenging to stay focused on reaching your goals. If you are looking for things you can do to help you stay motivated to achieve your goals here are several tips to consider.

Make Sure Your Goals are Yours

All too often we live for those who expected something different from us. This leads to inconsistency and eventually depression. If you are not living your goals for you, you won’t be highly motivated to complete them. One of the most significant challenges in staying motivated and sticking to your goals is making sure that the goals you've set for yourself are ones that you truly want to attain. Often our goals are reflections of what others think we should do, rather than what we truly want to achieve. Make sure you are setting goals for things that make you happy and are ones that you want to accomplish. This will make it easier to attach complete to the goal.

Visualize the Results

  Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on  Instagram  and let's learn more about each other.    Blessings,    Nichelle

Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on Instagram and let's learn more about each other.

Blessings,

Nichelle

Start with an end in mind. It is important to clearly visualize the results you want in order to stay motivated in reaching your goals. When you visualize the results, you want to think about how it will feel to reach your goals and what it will look like when you finally achieve them. Visualizing your goals will be what keeps you going through setbacks and challenges. If you need assistance with clarity, let talk. Connect with me here for a 15-minute POWER session.

Tap into Other People’s Positive Energy

This is so key. Jim Rohn once said “you are the sum of the five people you hang around.” As a self-motivated person myself, I still find it plausible to be around others who challenge me and lift me up. Surrounding yourself with positive thinkers who emanate positive energy is important to staying motivated in reaching your goals. Humans give and receive energy and inspiration, by surrounding themselves with the positive energy of others. This will ensure you are receiving more than you are handing out.

Set Your Goals High and Don’t Stop Until You Get There.

Get Organized

Get rid of the old and receive the new. If you’re still holding on to it and you haven’t used it, the chances are slim that you will. Bless somebody else with it. Not only should you organize and declutter your life and environment, but you should take time to organize your thoughts as well. Having an unorganized mind and environment will quickly zap your motivation and energy. Begin creating a to-do list to keep your thoughts organized and schedule specific times to complete each task.

Stop Worrying About What You Can’t Control

When it comes to staying motivated in reaching your goals, it is important to take control of what you can, and stop worrying about what you can't. If you tend to play the "what if" game you will never reach your goals. The best thing you can do is let go of the things you can't control and start focusing on producing quality work.

Staying motivated to reach your goals is something that you can accomplish. Following these tips and keeping your end goal in mind will keep you excited and motivated and allow you to achieve anything you want. The 5 Day Mindset Diet is a great tool to help keep you on track.

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

Yes.. You Can Start a Business with Little Capital

"Many people work the business wrong, then claim the business is wrong when it doesn’t work.” - Len Clements, Founder & CEO of MarketWave, Inc.

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“Don’t hate what you don’t understand” - John Lennon

Yes.. I said you can start a business with little capital. I didn't say free, but I said little capital. Real talk.. anything free won't give you everything you need to be profitable. When going into business, you must be prepared to invest something in you and/or your business. Don't be fooled! This is the truth. 

So let's dive into the how you can do this. Pay attention, take notes and just think about the fact that if you want something, you gotta give it all you've got. No excuses. Excuses don't go to the bank. But desire and results make regular deposits. When I was literally broke, I had to get my mind positioned to receive this. 

Here's the truth, most people dream of starting their own business, but most don’t have enough capital to do so. The most popular business in America is McDonald’s. It has a recognizable name and most everyone has eaten at one. To become a franchise owner, the company requires a minimum of at least $750,000 of non-borrowed personal resources to consider you for a franchise.

The average person doesn’t have that so they continue to look for something that they can afford. The reality, most brick and mortar highly profitable franchises are going to cost a significant amount of money to start. They are also going to require liquid assets and a book of financials to offer you the opportunity. Not to mention, the fees you will pay to use and profit from their name.

If you still are interested in becoming a business owner, may I suggest you consider multi-level marketing? The reason multi-level marketing or MLM’s are so popular is because of its low cost to become a business owner, the ability to work from home and the reality that you can run your own business from anywhere in the country. It literally is considered a franchise with little to no fee and the rewards are astronomical. Your small join or sign -up fee is buying a piece of a company, just like a franchise, that was started by someone else.

You buy the opportunity to market the business, be the CEO of your own organization, use the products and even more, partner with other business leaders and earn an income while doing so. This income can be as large or small as you want. Depending on your efforts, your ability to learn and be coachable, you determine your growth from there. Now I must be honest and say this is not so easy to do. Just like owning a brick and mortar franchise, you must put in the work in order for it to be successful. This is the main reason why most don’t succeed at Multi-Level Marketing.

Networking is an essential part of building wealth.
— Unkown

If you are considering an MLM home based business? It could be a very lucrative home based business option for you, but you should also know exactly whether or not what you are getting into is truly an MLM home based business or something else. Plus, you need to weigh out the positives and negatives of an MLM home based business before you decide that it is the right business for you.

Making sure you are actually getting involved in an MLM home based business, or multi-level marketing home based business, is important to save yourself some difficulties later. An MLM home based business involves the direct selling of products or services through the recommendations or endorsements of independent representatives/distributors. So, if you are the representative, you receive a commission on any sales that came from your endorsements. Also understand that most products sold through an MLM home based business are not necessarily advertised through mainstream media or in stores. They are considered specialty items and typically can only be purchased through you.

The currency of real network marketing is not greed, but generosity.
— Keith Ferrazzi

The confusing part of determining if your MLM home based business is legitimate is that there are a number of pyramid schemes out there that are dangerously similar to legitimate MLM home based business concepts. Remember, a pyramid scheme is illegal, and getting involved in one can cause you more trouble that it is worth. You will need to do your research into any MLM home based business that you are considering so that you are sure the MLM home based business you are going to run is valid and legal. Usually, if your investment in proportionate to the product or service you are selling, your MLM home based business will probably be valid.

There are a number of advantages to having an MLM home based business. First of all, you will be working from home where you can virtually set your own hours, which is probably why you are considering an MLM home based business in the first place. Also, you will not have to manufacture (profit saver) any products, because you are usually selling things that are already made and the MLM home based business will usually come with a pre-determined marketing plan. Many people suffer through the process of determining the most effective methods for marketing their products, but with an MLM home based business, you are relieved of that stress. Consider it a business in a box with all the bells and whistles. Just in case I've peaked your interest, check out what I've been doing for eight straight years with success here

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The disadvantages of having your own MLM home based business, though, depends a bit on your personality. If you have good leadership skills and are as self-starter, then an MLM home based business will pose little hardship to you. However, if recruiting and selling gives you hives, then starting and maintaining an MLM home based business may be more of a challenge, since your success depends on your ability to be proactive in the business by possibly recruiting and selling your products/services.

Still, having your own MLM home based business means that you can live out your dream of being your own boss, having flexibility in your work schedule and create an extra stream of income that could possibly replace your current one. The cool thing is, you do not need any prior experience unlike most high paying jobs. You can rely on your personality, your desire to learn and your ability to share information as the benchmark to maintain your business.

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Just like corporate America, MLM organizations look for leaders. Those individuals who have a desire to exceed expectations, help the organization grow and develop a rewarding lifestyle doing so. Still, do your research to make sure your MLM home based business is a legal business so that you can truly enjoy the true freedom that the MLM home based business offers. There are many opportunities to create the income and the life you deserve if you are willing to put in the sweat equity and work.

I am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on Instagram. Learn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

  Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on  Instagram  and let's learn more about each other.    Blessings,    Nichelle

Hey there.. I'm Nichelle! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love meeting new people. I enjoy eating gourmet foods, traveling and spending quality time with my family, not to mention helping others live a bigger and a better life.  I'm kind of a social butterfly too. If that's you, connect with me on Instagram and let's learn more about each other.

Blessings,

Nichelle

Cha -Ching with the Bitcoin Bling: 4 Strategies to Get Yours

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If you haven’t heard of the latest craze in investing, you’ve been under a rock. It’s being called a risky business investing in highly volatile bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. The future of virtual money has hit the mainstream and it is hot right now. With no physical presence, these currencies are all electronic or virtual in nature. They don’t even have intrinsic value. However, no one can deny that right now these cryptocurrencies are extremely valuable and those who invested in the early days, and held on to their investments, are living the high life now as multi-millionaires and some have claimed the title of billionaires!  Does it pay to get in early? Well… it depends on who you ask. 

I invested $40 dollars in Bitcoin in 2015. The last surge I saw my investment climb to $800. Wowzer.. off of $40??? If that's a great indication of the future, well I'm jumping on the bandwagon looking for a greater return. Nevertheless, as my grandmomma would always say, "Never put all your eggs in one basket." What a wise woman she was. 

Here are 4 investing strategies that I've gathered along the way.

1 –  Expect Volatility Early On

It’s basically a given for cryptocurrencies that they are going to be extremely volatile. One minute the price is sitting at 5 digits, and the next it’s at 4 or even 3 digits! It’s unpredictable and if you don’t take its volatility seriously, you could get in a lot of trouble. You could panic and sell off your crypto so you can minimize your loss.

However, if you’ve braced yourself for scenarios like this, then you’d probably just shut down your computer, or turn off your TV, and lie down and sleep off your doubts. Tomorrow is a different day, the price could go back up, and all will be fine with the world. Being prepared for volatility is tough, but it’s doable.

2 –  Play at Your Own Risk

Do your research before you start investing in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. When you’re dealing with hard-earned money, you don’t want to lose everything in one day.  You’re investing to make a profit sometime in the future. Don’t go all in without studying what you’re putting your money into.

3 – Be Versatile in Your Investment Portfolio

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Don’t just invest in bitcoins. If possible, invest in other cryptocurrencies as well as traditional assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At least if bitcoin prices drop, then you’re not going to be totally in the red. Your other investments will help keep you afloat.

4 – Seek Different Storage Options

Store your virtual coins in cold wallets. Investing is a long-term game, and it is not advisable to keep your cryptocurrencies in online wallets such as your exchange’s wallet, or even your mobile app wallet. Keep your private keys in cold wallets such as paper or hardware wallets since these aren’t connected to the Internet. You can keep small

Well this is just a synopsis of how interesting Bitcoin is and will grow to be. I don't know about you, but I love to stay on the cutting edge of what's next. The more you are in the know, the more opportunities you have to profit. If you are interested in learning more and how to invest in it, The Basics and Need to Know About Bitcoin is a great place to start. '

I hope you found this information interesting and enlightening. Connect with me on Instagram for information, inspiration and motivation to push you out of your comfort zone. Let's start, market and grow to our next level.

Blessings and Peace,

Nichelle

 

3 Real Estate Tips that Will Make You Money

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If you are seeking to diversify your wealth building portfolio, real estate investing is always good and at the right time, it’s SUPER hot! When it's hot dozens of real estate seminars begin rolling across the country and thousands of people spend thousands of dollars investing in education.

It's startling to learn that of all those thousands of eager folks who attend these seminars, only about 5% are serious enough to take what they’ve learned and buy at least one investment house. Why? The real estate gurus sell the "sizzle" and make profiting from real estate sound easy. The truth is that it's simple, but not easy. 5 Things to Know Before You Buy Investment Property will give you insight into what is required.

As a real estate broker and a licensed agent for 18 years, I must say that real estate is exciting. Nevertheless, you need knowledge in order to make it work otherwise you may be at risk of losing more than you gain. It can also be very profitable if done with the right knowledge and a great team by your side. So if you are seeking to add additional streams of income to your portfolio in 2018, real estate is an excellent alternative.

Here's a quick plan that will enable anyone to begin building financial independence with real estate.

There are three basic steps to investing in single family homes that will help you move forward.

1. Buy homes below full market value. Yes, people really do sell homes for less than the home's full value. The key is to understand that most home owners will only consider a purchase offer that is all cash and within 5% to 10% of their asking price. The successful investor learns to find financially distressed home owners who have no choice but to sell for less than market value. They have lost their job or been suddenly transferred; they are divorcing; they been living beyond their income; the family has been overwhelmed with medical bills and not uncommonly these days, their money has gone to support a drug habit. Those are examples of motivated sellers. They must sell, and they will accept something other than a conventional, all cash offer.

2. Find motivated sellers who are looking for you? How do you do this? Work at it! It’s not easy, but it’s done every day by new and experienced investors. Like any business it is important to develop a little marketing plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  The Business Plan Template will help you with your planning efforts. Real estate investing does involve sales. You can’t be afraid to ask for the money. In order to convince the distressed seller that you know what you are doing, you must sell your skills and be confident. Your goal is to be there when they need you and it is your responsibility to get the job done with little to no hiccups. You are there to solve their problem by buying their house. Be a solutionist!

After you've found a motivated seller and built a relationship, create a win-win situation.  You must understand how to frame offers that provide benefits for both you and for the homeowner. A good real estate investor quickly learns that this is not a business of stealing property, but of solving problems in a way that benefits the seller. Don’t ever come across as a scam.

The homeowner is in a tight spot of some kind and you can save them from public embarrassment and in most cases, give them at least a little cash to get a fresh, new start. Save them from their misery and you will be their hero. Always do right by the people you do business with. Word of mouth is the fastest way to build or tear down your business.

3. Understand that you make your profit when you buy! Never make a purchase until you've carefully determined exactly how you will get to your profit. If you hold it as a long-term investment, will the monthly rental income more than cover the monthly mortgage payment? If not, it may be a liability. Will you sell the deal to another investor for fast cash? Great option if there is leverage. Will you do some minor fix-up and sell the property for full value? This could be quick cash if you can get at least $10,000 or more out of it. Will you quickly trade it for a more desirable property? Value is the key here. Bottom line… Have a plan before you buy otherwise you can and will be out of a lot of money.

These three steps and the tools that I’ve shared will change your life. You can start this business with just three to four hours per week and profit significantly. What's the missing ingredient? Your determination, perseverance and perhaps knowledge. Are you ready to grow your investment portfolio in 2018? Join me on a learning, action oriented mission with How to Buy and Profit with Real Estate. If you will unfailingly follow the plan and strategies for a few months you will be well on your way to financial independence.

am Nichelle Womack. As a people building coach, lifestyle and business strategist, I specialize in helping you reach your greatest potential through self-reliance and pushing you to and through your internal greatness. I provide information, inspiration and motivation through online and offline community engagement, power speaking events and one on one consulting. Positive thoughts and language are my fuel for energy and my desire to help you find yours. Looking for more great life tips, check out "The Master Tip Manual for Personal Success".  Many blessings and much success to you!!  Connect with me on InstagramLearn more about me and what I do to help you at The Start Up Ceo

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5 Things They Forgot to Tell You About an Email List

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When I started my business 25 years ago, email was no where in sight. Our business was acquired through word of mouth and referrals. Business was good back then.

Today, if you don't have an email system or know what it is, you may not only be missing out on a lot of money, but your competitors may be acquiring your customers. Email is the back door to building a solid community of consistent buyers. Business today can be be so much greater. 

If you are interested in building a business that last and remains profitable, these 5 steps will give you a cutting edge on what you need to do to get on the map. 

The first thing you need to do..

1. Build a one on one relationships with people who follow you. There's something to say about a relationship that goes beyond social media. Through email marketing, you can share personal stories that will bridge the gap and draw you in closer to your customers. Not only is this good personally, but financially it can pay off big time. People typically buy from people they trust, respect, like and know. By you popping in their email box on a regular bases, they will get to know you and how you operate. If you need help building a list or understanding how to grow your email list, check out The Email Marketing Success Bundle. 

2. You own your list. It's not on rented space. Since social media is not owned by the content provider, you are at the mercy to their analytics, shutting down the site and blocking you from your account. We all know too well Meerkat, Blab and others who have lost out to the online world. Both sites lost momentum. All of the relationships that were not on email were lost. How horrible is it to build your business then lose it? By the way, are you on my list?

3. Your customers gain a real insight into your business and life. When you are constantly in contact with your clients, share your ups and downs and your struggles. This builds the relationship bond stronger and allows for a personal point of view. 

4. It's the cheapest way to run a business. All you need is an email address and an autoresponder to communicate. As you build your business, you will want to add on other resources as time goes by. The Start, Market & Grow Online Guide is a great nugget of information to get started with the process. 

5. It's the easiest way to monetize. No one goes into to business just to say they are in business. If your goal isn't to make money, perhaps you just have an expensive hobby. Many people earn a serious profit from live streaming, email marketing and just simply showing up consistently online. Business is strategic and making money should be a part of the strategy. 

These 5 tips will not only give your business life, but also should give you a position to remain competitive in an already crowded market. 

Are you ready for business growth? Contact me for a one on one consult and let's put a growth plan together for your business success. 

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Until next time blessings and peace,

Nichelle

 

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6 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2018

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A goal without a plan is just a wish.

For any business, online or offline, content marketing is the best and easiest way to get information to your clients or customers on a regular basis. This is also the perfect way to gain the trust of your customers and consistently increase your sales. The problem is choosing the most effective type of content and presenting it in an attention grabbing manner.

If you are seeking to grow your business in 2018, check out these tips on choosing the most effective content for your content marketing strategy. 

1. Point out the competition’s mistakes. We all make mistakes, but people, in general, want to avoid painful experiences as much as possible. By pointing out all the ways your competitors fail to make life easier for your potential customers works to your advantage. Don't bash the competition, just show and tell why you are a better choice.

Content such as a top ten list on this kind of thing such as “10 most common mistakes” or “10 things you don’t want to do” are especially effective in driving people to you, rather than your competitor. I’m not saying you should specify or point fingers at specific competitors . That’s not professional. Instead, use general statements and point out what makes your company better than others. You never want to burn the bridges of others because you never know where it will lead. Keep the game clean, but competitive. 

2. Give out industry “secrets.” Make it so specific to the customers needs and wants. Express how much it will help them if they had it and how it can help them with their problem. I always like to consider myself as a solutionist to the start up's problem. Honestly, there's really no secret to success but hard work. You can also create content with bullet point lists showing how to do things faster and easier or how to make something work better. It's fair game! Use what you have to stand out and differentiate yourself. 

People love lists about things because lists are easy to filter through and pick out those points that pertain to them specifically. They also help people retain the information. 

3. Organize it for them. One of the biggest hurdles for some people is the organization of certain things. Do the work for them by giving them plans and ways to organize things to make their life simpler. If you can make something straightforward and easy for someone, they will appreciate it and repay you with their business. 

4. Answer common questions. When you're discussing a common problem or situation,  do people tend to have the same questions. By providing the answers before someone even asks the questions, you make them feel more comfortable. It gives them the impression your company truly cares about them and their needs because you’ve taken the time to learn what they want or need. Is your business ready for 2018? Take this assessment in order to find out. 

5. Latest trends reports. The latest and greatest is always in demand. This is a way to help your clients and customers keep up to date with the latest information from your company. This type of content lists the newest information or technologies and explains them in an easy to understand fashion.

6. Get proactive with social media. Unless you've been under a rock, social media is the new media for engagement, advertisement and building a profitable business. The right strategy is consistency. The more you show up, the more you will get noticed. Build relationships and get to know the people you are connected to. 

Don't be overly pushy and don't forget to ask for the sale. After all, your business won't grow if no one knows what you do. There are so many great resources available to assist you in growing your online platform and be more strategic in your business practice. Landing pages are key. Especially if you don't have a website. They are cheaper and easy to create and maintain. Landing Monkey is a great place to start. It's easy to learn and operate. SociLiveStream offers better engagement on Live stream while reaching multiple platforms. InstaStories is another video creation that will help you dominate Live streaming., more specifically, Instagram. 

Effective content marketing is all about continually giving the client or customer whatever information they deem useful. It demonstrates to prospects your company is paying attention to the needs of their clients and responding in an resourceful and expeditious manner. If the frequency and/or quality of information begins to slow down, your client base will begin to find another source of information, taking their sales dollars with them.

Making use of a freelance writing service is a good way to fulfill the needs of consistent and effective content writing. By using writers to help create your content, you can easily continue to provide fresh, new content. Once you have the articles, reports and other documents, offer them to your customers freely through email or a blog. Not only will your customers thank you in replies and comments but, more importantly, with their continued loyalty.

Be different, stand out and grow your business consistently. If you need assistance growing your business, check out my resources to help you start, market and grow your business.  Are you social? Connect with me on Instagram for tips, motivation, inspiration and motivation. 

Until next time blessings and peace,

Nichelle

 

How to Write Emails That Capture Your Reader's Attention

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When I started my business 25 years ago, there was not much emphasis on an email list. Today, if you have a business, you should also have an email list. If you don't have a list then not only are you missing out on a lot of money, but possible future money too.

Big brand businesses have been doing this for quite sometime. There's not a day that goes by that I don't get an email from the one's I'm signed up with. Building a list can take time. You must also have something to offer the list to make signing up enticing. 

The contents of the email marketing messages can keep your readers focused if they are written and presented well. Since readers like to scan through emails instead of reading them entirely, they understand more when less is explained, but emphasized. So your content should be convincing and well written without any grammatical or spelling mistakes. Work towards gaining the trust and interest of your readers. 

The biggest selling point is to be consistent throughout your email message. In other words, say what you are going to say and get straight to the point. 

A small list that wants exactly what you’re offering is better than a bigger list that isn’t committed.
— Ramsey Leimenstoll

Don’t cloud the email body with lots of sites, products and services. Keep the
flow steady, tight with great content and well focused. Building relationships with your readers is the ultimate goal.

Inside the email, have good navigation and tell your readers right where you want them to go. If using links, make certain you can click on the link and it opens. This is very important. 

Also, make sure whatever you ask your readers to do in your email, be it sign up for a newsletter, get a report or purchase a new eBook or package, this process should be able to be done as directed. The following 6 Tips will show you how to write emails that capture your reader's attention. 

1. Your email subjects should impress & invite. Have a compelling opening message in the title. It must be attention grabbing!

2. Focus on keywords to get the attention of your readers in the title. Perhaps whatever you are writing about with a fact. 
3. Use bullet points or a numbered sequence. It makes the subject easier to understand.

4, Use plain layman language to present your ideas. Use powerful, smaller words and words that are simple to comprehend. Know your audience and who you are speaking to. 
5. Avoid using puns or metaphors. They tend to leave the reader confused and not clear on what you are asking or referring to. Be straightforward with your message. 
6. Try to grab your readers with the conclusion, then sum up at the end. Give them a bone to nibble on until the next time. 

7. Don't sign off without a call to action. This is where you gain commitment and expect results. If not the first time, maybe the second. But never forget to ask for what you want. 

By giving your readers a well prepared, targeted email message, you are preparing to see how they will reward you in return. Again, I go back to the point of the email and that is to build a relationship and earning the right to ask the customer to buy what you have to offer. Make it interesting and worth the read each and every time. 

If you are interested in learning how to build an email list with powerful content and strategy? Check out The Email Marketing Success Bundle

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Until next time, blessings and peace

Nichelle

 

 

5 Customer Focused Sales Strategies

Selling is an art and a skill. In order to be effective in getting results, you must understand who you are talking to and what it is they need from you. There are 5 selling strategies that you can use to find more customers and close more deals and they are classified as the 5 C's of selling.

1. Connecting with people. It is through connection that we identify who people are.

2. Having real conversations. Conversations break the ice and uncover a need.

3. Communicating is a deeper version of a conversation. It is here that you explore how you can help.

4. A community is your tribe. This is where you can be yourself and get the support.

5. Collecting is the core of why you are in business. Without collecting, you are just enjoying a hobby.

For more specifics and details, listen to the video below. If you need further assistance in identifying, clarifying or growing your business, contact me here for a one on one session.

If you would like to learn more about selling online or offline, check out the Start, Market and Grow Online Guide here.

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