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7 Steps to Go From Broke to Millionaire in Less Than One Year (From Upcoming Reality TV Show)

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People usually dismiss this headline as being sensationalistic and unrealistic. But did you know that to go from 0.01 to over one million dollars in less than 30 days is not only possible but actually a mathematical certainty? I thought you wouldn’t believe me so I brought along a chart to prove it to you.

$ 0.01

$ 0.02

$ 0.04

$ 0.08

$ 0.16

$ 0.32

$ 0.64

$ 1.28

$ 2.56

$ 5.12

$ 10.24

$ 20.48

$ 40.96

$ 81.92

$ 163.84

$ 327.64

$ 655.36

$ 1,310.72

$ 2,621.44

$ 5,242.88

$ 10,485.76

$ 20,971.52

$ 41,943.04

$ 83,886.08

$ 167,772.16

$ 335,544.32

$ 671,088.64

$ 1,342,177.28

My jaw almost fell to the floor when I realized this for the first time almost six years ago. If you count the amount of dollar signs you will end up with only 28. Each figure is the double of the preceding figure. In other words if you had the means to start doubling a penny and the subsequent results for 28 days straight, you would end up with the amount at the bottom of this money pyramid, as incredible as it may seem.

Now, most people when they see the irrefutable evidence staring them in the face, do the next logical thing, they start looking for the figures that are impossible to double in little time. For some it is going from twenty to forty thousand, to others it is going from 167 to 335 thousand but for some it is as little as going from $655.36 to $1,310.72. But do you realize that higher figures are actually easier to double than small ones? Think about it, I mean what kind of investment allows you to successfully make 0.01 turn to 0.02? If you have $1,000.00 it is much more feasible to find an investment that will enable you to double that amount and it can be done very quickly if you have all the resources lined up before you start doubling. And this is where the article begins. Since our time is limited I will be very general about some of those resources so follow me closely.

  1. Know on what level of money you are: Are you counting pennies or handling singles and two digit figures? Or maybe you’re in the hundreds or thousands category? Or you could you be graduating into the tens or hundreds of thousands. If you are already in the Million-dollar level and you arrived there the right way, then there are many, many lessons you obtained along the journey. You see, in order to honestly and dutifully acquire a million dollar network you must first become a millionaire. A millionaire in the way you talk and also in the way you walk. Really all you need to change your financial status is to change your mental status. Once this is accomplished, you will be able to talk the talk and walk the walk almost immediately, and as you recognize and realize what you were meant to be and do, you will develop a passionate and proactive approach to life and replace the passive reactive one, that have governed you in the pass. It takes less than one year, starting today, for you to live the life of your dreams, but you need to believe it and never let go, more importantly, you need to start now, not just today but now.
  2. Make Smart Fast-Growing Investments: Things move with a different speed than they did 50, 20 or even 10 years ago. This new reality works in your favor, when it comes to becoming a millionaire in just a few months, because the population in general and even businesses expect fast results, therefore, they create a collective consciousness to produce fast results, as well. Take advantage of everything around you such as: online auctioning, direct marketing through the web, even the bad real estate market offers great opportunity for people with their eyes open for money-making opportunities.
  3. Find Innovative ways to combine fastgrowing investments: Once you are clear on what level of money you are, you can focus on doubling the consecutive amounts everyday or every so many days, however you arrange it. Make sure you take the time to experience the feeling of actually making those pennies double consistently, especially when your money goes from one level to the next. When you reach the sixth level (hundreds of thousands) you can always choose to divide the amount into tens of thousands or even thousands to make it easier. For instance you could divide $167,772.16 into 5 amounts of $32,554.44 or into 10 amounts of $16,777.22 or even into 20 amounts of $8,388.61.
  4. Create New Investment Alternatives: Look around for creative ideas and put yourself in an innovation mode. You will be surprised at how quickly you can come up with an original idea of your own. Once you have an original idea there are certain elements you need to consider in order for it to fly the way you want it to. Begin by making a lasting impression. Then promote your creative idea vigorously. This can be achieved, depending on what you are doing, by offering coupons or free samples and then finding the right prospects at the right place. Also always surround your product or service with momentum and grandeur, in other words, always stay close to wherever the action is taking place. Remember to keep your eyes open and roaming for opportunities to pop up at any given moment.
  5. Design your master plan: There are certain key parts in the design of your master plan. First you need to determine what the task is, in other words what exactly you expect to accomplish. It may sound simple but at times the single most difficult thing for people to do is establish exactly what they want. After this is determined, you need to break it down into individual important pieces of the big puzzle, and enumerate them. Then, you attach a time-frame to each piece of the puzzle that needs to be accomplished. Set a realistic deadline to finish your project, commit to your master plan, and carry it out unwaveringly.
  6. Apply the Success Formula: It maybe true that there is no such thing as a success “magic” formula but this does not mean the success formula does not exist; it does. And it’s a mathematical formula too. It begins with a vision enhanced by faith plus action (Vf + A). To that result you subtract pessimism and then multiply it by determination (perseverance) all of these elements are once more enhanced by enthusiasm (passion, positive attitude) and finally that result is divided into every opportunity that comes your way. It looks roughly like this in a scientific format: (Vf + A – P x D)e/O = Success
  7. Use your most valuable external resource: None of us is an island. We need people to be able to function and also to really enjoy the fruits of our labor. Networking is one of the most powerful and valuable tools to accomplish your goals in a timely and effective manner. Indeed people are your most important external resource. They are your eyes and ears and even body when you cannot be everywhere you need to be. The more widespread your network, the more powerful you become. This is what James Surowieck said about his latest book The Wisdom of Crowds On ABC’s 20/20: “Even though no one person in the crowd knows everything, if the crowd is big enough and diverse enough, you just have access to so much more knowledge than you do if you asked an expert or even a small team of experts. On the show Millionaire the experts get the answer right, about 2/3 of the time, but the audience is right about 91% of the time.”

People from all walks of life, amongst extremely difficult circumstances have amassed great fortunes in relatively little time, and they did not always do it in times like these, when we have great tools like YouTube, MySpace, eBay, or the web on a whole that make the process a lot faster. Also they did not always make it because they had the right connections or got a lucky break. But almost all of them at some point decided to stop and take some time to think of what they were up against, what they had to do in order to get where they wanted, and finally made the choice to start doing the first thing they could do that day. For you, that day is today.

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Where to Find Those Efficient and Hardworking Affiliates?

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Everyone wants a hardworking affiliate, employee, associate, partner, or even spouse, and why not? It’s the next best thing to doing the work yourself. However with the massive outbreak of work and income opportunities available online, how can you beat everyone else and find that one (or more) ideal person who will make your online business explode with success? Here are some of the most ingenious and uncommon ways to snag the idea affiliates for your affiliate program

Direct Sales Agents

Direct sales people are really one of the most enterprising, hard-working individuals in business. They mostly work on commissions or rebates and are willing to literally go door-to-door offering their products to anyone and everyone they bump into. Imagine how much easier their job would be if they could be an affiliate and simply work via the Internet and a mobile device or desktop.

Also, most direct sales people tend to carry more than one brand in their product arsenal so signing up as an affiliate would be almost the same type of work but using a different approach.

Colleges and Universities

Many college kids would be interested in a part-time income opportunity if it would mean funds to help pay for their education, loan, or partying. All you have to do is make sure to offer them products they can endorse as a student.

Freelancers

Did you know that the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest annual report show that 75% of U.S. businesses used freelancers in 2011? Freelancers earned a whopping US$990 billion in 2011 which is a 4.1% increase from the previous year. The only industries where the number of freelancers decreased were in insurance, finance, and construction. Most probably your affiliate program isn’t a part of these 3 industries.

Furthermore, online business and finance experts are predicting the growth to increase incrementally every year even with an economy that is improving. People just want income security and more control over their earnings. With the spate of lay-offs, it’s understandable why many would prefer to work as an affiliate than as an employee.

Scout For Them At Affiliate Conventions

There are annual affiliate conventions held in different cities around the country. You should try to catch one when it is held somewhere near your location. The average turn-out for these types of conventions has increased regularly over the years. Last year, many of them were sold out weeks before the event.

Advertise!

The US Census Bureau has said that as of 2012, 15% of Americans are poor, 43% of young adults depend on their parents to some extent for money. Even more surprising is that the median income of young adults in 1982 was $31,583 and last year it was $30,604 for the same age group! Income is dropping and people are looking for ways to earn additional income outside of their 9 to 5 jobs. That’s where you can come in playing the hero and helping others realize their dream income.

Finally, go online and talk about your product. Make the affiliate marketers come to you and have the luxury of picking the best candidates. You will need some help in marketing your affiliate program so target a marketer who’s experienced in affiliate program and SEO.

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Recession Is Here… Six Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make During Recessions And How To Avoid Them

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The U.S. is officially in a recession. What is a recession? A recession is a business cycle contraction or general economic decline due to significant drop in spending and other commercial activities. Most pundits and politicians will blame Covid-19 crisis for the recession, but even pre-Covid-19 the proverbial writing was on the wall.

The U.S. had over 120 months of economic growth, which was the longest expansion in the modern history. Other indicators, such as negative yield spread on treasuries (long term bonds having lower interest rates than short term T-notes), were pointing to an imminent change of the economic cycle and an impending recession. The only real question was: when and how bad?

Then Covid-19 came… If the cycle was going to change anyway, Covid-19 acted as a huge and unexpected accelerant to make the recession much more immediate and severe.

Inevitably during recessions all classes of real estate, including residential homes and condominiums, will be negatively impacted as lower consumer spending and higher unemployment rates affect real estate prices and marketing times.

Here are the six costly mistakes home and other real property sellers make during recessions and how to avoid them:

Mistake #1: This will pass and real estate market will be hot again soon

First thing to remember is that real estate cycles are much longer than general economic cycles. Even if the general economy recovers, which eventually it always does, a typical real estate cycle takes as long as 10 to 15 years. The cycle has four key stages: Top, Decline, Bottom and Rise.

Let us consider the last real estate cycle, which lasted approximately 14 years:

  • 2006 – Prices hit the Top
  • 2006 to 2012 – Prices Decline
  • 2012 – Prices hit the Bottom (Trough)
  • 2012 to 2019 – Prices Rise*
  • 2020 – Prices hit the Top
  • 2020 to? – Prices Decline

*NOTE: In 2016 the national residential real estate price index reached its pre-recession 2006 peak levels. It took 10 years for the real estate market to recover.

The way to avoid this mistake is to recognize that real estate cycles take years to run and plan accordingly. Additionally, nobody knows for sure when the prices will hit the top or bottom until after the fact.

Mistake #2: Low interest rates will make the economy and real estate market rebound

Between 2006 and 2011 the interest rates (Fed Funds) were continuously cut by the Federal Reserve Board and went from low 5% to almost 0%. However, that did not stop the real estate recession and depreciation of property values.

Undoubtedly, low interest rates made the economic decline and real estate recession less severe and saved some properties from foreclosures, but it still took six painful years for the real estate market to hit the bottom and then four more years for the prices to go back to their pre-recession levels.

Some markets had never fully recovered. For example, residential home prices in some parts of California, Arizona and Nevada are still below their 2006 highs.

To avoid this mistake, one needs to realize that although low interest rates help stimulate the economy and the real estate market, they do not cure them.

Mistake #3: I don’t need to sell now, so I don’t care

If you do not need to sell until the cycle plays out, which typically is over ten years, then you will not be as affected, especially if you have a strong equity position, limited mortgage debt, and solid liquid assets.

However, it is good to keep in mind that “life happens” and either professional or personal circumstances can change and we may need to sell property before the downturn runs its course.

Furthermore, if a property has a mortgages and its value declines to the point being “upside down,” meaning the mortgage loan balance exceeds the value of the property, then the options of selling, refinancing or even obtaining an equity line of credit, will be significantly limited.

This does not mean that everybody should be rushing into selling their real estate if there is no need to do so, just keep in mind that circumstances may and often do change and property options will be affected, so plan in advance. As one wise proverb says: “Dig your well before your thirst.”

Mistake #4: I’m selling, but I won’t sell below my “bottom line” price

This is a common and potentially very costly mistake. Generally speaking, every seller wants to sell for the highest price and every buyer wants to pay the lowest price. That’s nothing new. When selling real estate, most sellers want to achieve a certain price point and/or have a “bottom line.”

However, it is important to understand that the market does not care what the Seller, or his/her Agent, think the property value should be at. The market value is a price a willing and able buyer will pay, when a property is offered on an open market for a reasonable amount of time.

Overpricing property based on Seller’s subjective value or what is sometimes called an “aspirational price,” especially in a declining market, is a sure first step to losing money. When a property lingers on the market for an extended period of time, carrying costs will continue to accumulate and property value will depreciate in line with the market conditions.

Additionally, properties with prolonged marketing times tend to get “stale” and attract fewer buyers. The solution is to honestly assess your selling objectives, including the desired time-frame, evaluate your property’s attributes and physical condition, analyze comparable sales and market conditions, and then decide on market-based pricing and marketing strategies.

Mistake #5: I will list my property for sale only with Agent who promises the highest price

Real estate is a competitive business and real estate agents compete to list properties for sale which generate their sales commission incomes. It is not unusual that Seller will interview several agents before signing an exclusive listing agreement and go with the agent who agrees to list the property at the highest price, often regardless if such price is market-based.

Similarly to Mistake #4, this mistake can be very damaging to Sellers, as overpriced properties stay on the market for extended periods of time costing Sellers carrying expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities and maintenance.

Furthermore, there is the “opportunity cost” since the equity is “frozen,” and it cannot be deployed elsewhere till the property is sold. However, the most expensive cost is the loss of property value while the real estate market deteriorates.

During the last recession, we have seen multiple cases where overpriced properties stayed on the market for years and ended up selling for 25% to 40% below their initial fair market values.

The solution is to make sure that your pricing strategy is based on the market, not empty promises or wishful thinking.

Mistake #6: I will list my property only with Agent who charges the lowest commission

Real estate commission rates are negotiable and not set by law. A commission usually represents the highest transactional expense in selling real properties and is typically split between Brokers and Agents who work on the transaction

Some real estate agents offer discounted commissions, in order to induce Sellers to list their properties with them. But does paying a discounted commission ensure savings for the Seller? Not necessarily.

For example, if the final sales price is 5% to 10% below property’s highest market value, which is not that unusual, due to inadequate marketing, bad pricing strategy, and/or poor negotiation skills, it will easily wipe out any commission savings and actually cost the Seller tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenues.

The solution is to engage an agent who is a “Trusted Advisor,” not just a “Salesperson.” A Trusted Advisor will take his/her time and effort to do the following: 1) Perform Needs Analysis: listen and understand your property needs and concerns; 2) Prepare Property Analysis: thoroughly evaluate your property and market conditions; 3) Execute Sales and Marketing Plan: prepare and implement custom sales and marketing plan for your property; and 4) Obtain Optimal Results: be your trusted advocate throughout the process and achieve the best possible outcome.

Finding such a real estate professional may not be always easy, but it certainly is worth the effort and will pay off at the end.

In conclusion, this article has outlined six costly mistakes real estate Sellers make during recessions and how to avoid them. The first mistake is not understanding that real estate cycles are long and take years. The second mistake is a misconception that low interest rates alone will create a recovery. Another mistake is not realizing that circumstances may change and not planning in advance. Mistakes number four, five and six pertain to understanding the market value, proper pricing and selecting the right real estate professional.

By understanding and avoiding these mistakes, real estate Sellers have significantly better chances of minimizing the negative impact of a recession while selling their properties.

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Useful Tips To Build The Best Gaming Computer

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Every gamer will want their computer to be the best gaming computer among their peers. Sometimes, with a little knowledge and tips and tricks, it is possible to build the best gaming computer and show it off to your peers. This article will show you how:

1) You can’t get the best gaming computer from computer retailers

If you want to get the best gaming computer, you have to build your own. Different gamers have different requirement for their gaming machine. Unless you are willing to pay a high price, you will not be able to buy a commercial computer that fulfills all your gaming needs. The only option you have is to build your own gaming computer.

2) You don’t have to be rich to build the best gaming computer

It is not necessary to burn a hole in your pocket to build the best gaming computer. With some due diligence, do some market research and compare prices around the marketplace. Merchant such as TigerDirect and NewEgg give regular discount to their products and you could save a lot of money if you catch them during their promotional period.

3) Most expensive parts do not have to be the best part

Sometime, the latest model or the most expensive model does not have to be the best part for your computer. It requires various components to work together to form the best computer system. When choosing a computer part, what matters is how well it can integrate with the rest of the components. Compatibility is more important than individual performance. What use is there if you spend lot of money on the latest quad-core processor and find that your motherboard doesn’t support it?

4) You don’t need to change the whole PC to own the best gaming computer

It is a misconception that you have to change the whole gaming machine to build the best gaming computer. If you already have a good barebone system, what you need to do is to upgrade the necessary parts and your gaming computer can roar back to life instantly.

5) Brand is important

Unless you want to see your computer system malfunction every few days, it is important that you purchase the parts from branded manufacturers with strict quality control. Motherboard brand such as Gigabyte, ABIT, ASUS are some quality brands that you can consider

If you follow diligently to the tips stated above. You will be on your way to build the best gaming computer. While price can be an issue, it is better not to scrimp on important computer parts such as motherboard, CPU, RAM and graphics card as it will cost you more to upgrade in the future.

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