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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

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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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