Archive for January, 2011:
There is a hard question to ask and answer about ourselves and that is:
We all have them, we have internal mental roadblocks to success that can stop us in our tracks. The challenge is to find out what these roadblocks are, they are usually hidden quite well in our mind. These roadblocks usually have nothing to do with logic. Then they seem to jump out right when we set a goal and make a success declaration. They are holding you back achieving success.
When you set a big goal, a goal that gets you excited, starts the juices flowing, you visualize the success of the goal then all of a sudden out of the blue pops the roadblocks to success. The roadblocks will infiltrate your thinking and start coming up with reasons why you cannot achieve that success or goal. Or they may be: I will have to do this first before I can do that. They will come into your mind in the form of what seems like logic, but it is not logic.
If you want to be a millionaire you have to change the way you think about money, business and just about everything else. To develop a millionaire mindset you need to put old ideas behind you and embrace the possibilities of the future.
1. Never refuse a challenge. Millionaires never refuse to challenge themselves, either at work or in their personal lives. They expect things to be difficult and they thrive on the challenge involved in overcoming obstacles and succeeding. Just because someone tells them that something can’t be done, doesn’t mean they will believe it.
2. Take calculated risks. Just because you accept a challenge doesn’t mean that you have to be an idiot and accept all challenges. Before jumping in it is critical to evaluate the risks involved in every business venture and determine whether you can afford the risk. That often means determining in advance just how much money you can afford to invest and not exceeding that figure.
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If you need some quick money making ideas then you should look at some of the various ways you can make money online. Now there are some techniques for making money online that take a while to build up, but once you have them rolling, they bring in some passive income every single month.
Those are always nice if you like to have residual income and be able to get paid without doing any more work. But they take a lot of effort to get them started and there are certainly faster ways to make money online. So let’s take a look here.
The quickest way I have found to make consistent cash online is to write articles for other people. This is known as freelancing. It can be really easy to get started at this with services such as Textbroker. You simply start an account and browse through the articles that people want written, and you can accept or reject the offers.
You know what the topics are and what quality level is expected and how much you will get paid for writing it. Then you write it and submit it and the author approves it and you get paid, normally about 3 or 4 dollars.
This is a lot of money, people. I can write an article in about 12 minutes or so if I am taking my sweet time, and that translates to a lot of money if I am willing to sit and write articles for an hour or two each day.
Multiply these numbers. Can you commit to writing articles for 2 hours every night? If you can, then that will be about $500 extra dollar per month at least. This is good money for just doing a bit of extra work every day on your computer. But in order to hit those kind of numbers, you have to commit to doing it every single night. If you just do it sporadically then you cannot count on making quite so much. You only get paid for the work you do, obviously.
Now if you are willing to be patient and go the long route, you can write those same articles and publish them on your own web properties and start making residual income from them. This will not get you much money in the short run but it can build you a long term business asset over the long haul.
“Join our program and retire in 3 months…” yeah, right.
We all want to get to a place where we have ongoing, hands-off income that continues without us having to work for it. These ads play into that desire by offering us the promise of “easy continuing income.”
The reality is often far from the sales pitch.
The first step in developing an ongoing, passive income is to dispel some of the myths surrounding the sales hype.
Here are some of the most common myths about creating a passive, ongoing online income:
Not even A-list celebrities are impervious to the topsy-turvy real estate market. According to CNN Money and the San Francisco Chronicle, Scarlett Johansson bought a stunning Spanish style villa in Hollywood Hills in 2007 for $7 million, threw down even more cash to remodel it to her exacting specifications—and now it’s being listed by Sotheby’s for over $2 million less than what she paid.
The interiors are lovely, albeit surprisingly laid-back for a star who’s known for being so va-va-voom (not that we were expecting pin-up girl posters or anything, but the décor does feel sweeter and more approachable than we would have guessed coming from someone we always associate with big-time glamour).
The main floor of the gated four-bedroom house opens up to a light-flooded atrium—or in fancy (and somewhat preposterous) real estate terms, a “romantic loggia”—which ScarJo outfitted with cushy white slip covered sofas, jute rugs, and an old-fashioned piano. The kitchen is done in a similarly homey style, featuring charmingly retro lemon yellow “Big Chill” dishwasher, a wide farmhouse sink and pretty, colorful Spanish tiles.
Clearly the 25 year-old got the memo on how to turn her bathroom into a spa—hers is tricked out with soft, moody lighting and gleaming, perfectly uncluttered marble countertops (and also boasts his-and-hers sinks for her and her husband Ryan Reynolds). To take full advantage of its sunny Southern California location, the eco-conscious actress installed solar panels to keep the home powered naturally. And to round out the estate, there’s a lap pool, and lush, beautifully landscaped terraces, patios, and cascading gardens. All yours for $4.95 million.