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Manage your time to earn more in less time

Manage your Time to Earn More in Less Time

People talk about the 80/20 rule quite a bit.

20% of your customers produce 80% of your profits.

80% of your problems come from 20% of the customers.

20% of your activities produce 80% of your results.

Let’s talk about this in regard to how you’re spending your time. Since 80% of your activities only produce 20% of your results, and the other 20% of your activities are producing 80% of your results…wouldn’t you be better off concentrating only the 20%?

Let’s say someone works 12 hour days. It’s almost unbelievable to me that people work that much, but I’ve spoken with MANY who do so. Sure I could understand and have done a 12 hour day right before a vacation or on the last day of finishing a project. But working that long every single day? That’s the surefire recipe for a breakdown, both physically and mentally.

Applying the 80/20 rule to their 12 hour days means the 80% is 9.6 hours and the 20% is 2.4 hours. If we cut out the 80% that isn’t producing very well for them, we would only have 2.4 hour days. Now there’s a schedule I like.

Something I often suggest to my coaching clients is to make an activity log for the next week. Every day, simply list all the activities for the day and how long it took you to do them. At the end of the week rate each of those activities by how well it is building your business.

You’re going to find you’re wasting way too long on certain activities.

You may find like many of my clients these activities include:

– Reading too many blogs (Limit the number you subscribe to)

– Subscribing to Internet marketing newsletters that only sell without providing good quality content.

– Answering Email All Day (no more than twice per day and shoot for once per day or less)

– Surfing the Forums (I can’t think of a bigger waste of time if you’re not there for the purpose of generating traffic by participating)

– Calling Someone Without a Specific Plan in mind (you can waste an hour with no results – keep it short and planned)

All of the above are activities people do to make them FEEL like they’re working instead of doing any real work. They also consume your day.

What are you personally doing that is wasting your time?

What do you do to replace the real work of your business?

Usually these are activities that consume much of your day…and don’t show any real results at the end. They are part of the 80% producing only 20% of the results.

Next ask yourself which activities really bring in the cash.

For example, for me, these cash producers include:

#1 – Writing (used for the blog, new products, and article submissions)

#2 – Copywriting (sales copy for my sites, tests, and emails)

#3 – Product Development (recording videos and doing interviews to create products)

#4 – Business Development (creating systems for others to do the work – could also be listed as the real #1 cash producer but I love the writing part the best)

Where do I waste my time?

I asked myself this question lately and had to answer I had slacked on following my own email rule (answering no more than twice per day max which I do for the coaching clients). So I’m pushing myself strictly back to this.

I’ve also allowed myself to check the comments on my blog too often. So for the time being I’m turning off blog comments. For me they are part of the 80% that’s not really producing the results.

Be honest with yourself…and figure out where you waste your time. What parts of your business are the 20% producing 80% of the results? Which parts are the 80% only producing 20% of the results? What can you eliminate or outsource immediately?

Miami condominiums- a smart investment

Miami Condominiums- a Smart Investment

Miami is one of the most craved for places of residence in the United States. Its location in the southeastern part of Florida and the fact that Miami is one of the largest cities in this metropolitan area make it the place to call your home. Furthermore, the fact that Miami is thought as an international cultural and financial center gives you another good reason to want to purchase a home here.

Whether you buy a house or a condo does not matter that much as long as you live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. However, nowadays you should look more into the idea of buying a condo instead of a house, because there are certain advantages that you would not want to pass out on.

Miami condo development has increased considerably in the last few years and the main reason is the advantages that living in a condo bring. Not too long ago, Miami condominiums were mostly desired by single home- buyers or people who were entering the market of high- priced living accommodations for the first time. However, nowadays more and more families choose to invest in a condo.

Miami condominiums offer people amenities that they probably could not afford after buying an expensive house. You can have access to swimming pools, exercise rooms, tennis courts and many other facilities that you do not have to pay for. Miami condo development has reached its peak in the last few years together with the high demand for condos. Many condo developers are raising the standards for how a Miami condominium building should look like and the facilities that one can have. For example, there are condo buildings that offer each resident his/ her own private elevator.

Another selling point for Miami condo development is the fact that there is nothing like a spectacular view to wake up to every morning. Miami condominiums surely offer you that. Whether you weak up and see the bay, or you see the beautiful park next to you or you go to sleep watching all those lights that make Miami special, you know you have made a great investment.

Moreover, when buying a condo you do not have to worry if something broke down, or if your house is a little messy because once you purchase a condo, you will have maintenance, building insurance and repairs just by paying your monthly fee.

Miami condo development is highly linked to the services and advantages that condos offer to everybody. If before a condo was considered more suitable for a single person, nowadays it can be a great place for vacation with your family or even to live there, enjoying all the benefits that Miami condominiums offer. It may seem like a big investment at the beginning, but as time passes by I can assure you that you will see the benefits of owning a condo and be very confident that you have made the right choice when deciding to invest in this market.

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Resorts 360: a phenomenal opportunity for the best travel experience with unparalleled income

Resorts 360: A Phenomenal Opportunity for the best travel experience with Unparalleled Income

There are numerous travel clubs operating online. Most of them make many unrealistic offers. In this respect, the vacation club created by Resorts 360 Team has proven to be different and highly beneficial for its members. You could save up to a staggering amount of $1200 or even more on your first vacation after obtaining membership at the prestigious Resorts 360 Vacation Club. Their exclusive booking engine for members will allow you to book all your destinations reservations well in advance and even at very shorts notices. Such flexibility and freedom for planning holidays is not provided by most other online vacation clubs.

The Resorts 360 Team also provides for lucrative business opportunities for its members. This is because you can earn up to $18,000 in residual monthly income. This venture also provides a compensation plan that is more lucrative than most other popular and established travel deals. If you decide to work with Resorts 360 Team for generating some income, you will earn $100 on your first sale itself. Then another $100 for your second sale and when you are able to complete a third one, your subscription for the Vacation Club will become completely free. There is also the provision for cent per cent matching coded bonuses. If others earn $1k or even $5k every week in coding bonuses, then you will also earn the same amount.

As a member of the Vacation Club of the Resorts 360 Team, you can gain access to more than 4000 properties or resorts dotted around 85 different and beautiful countries all over the world. As a member of this club, you will get greater benefits and discounts compared to other non-members. For instance, the rents for such properties begin at $1,599 per week. If you become a member, you can avail unlimited access to these resorts and will have to pay an initial amount of only $399 a week. For a subscription in the first year you will be required to pay only $398. You can also make two payments on your credit card of $199 each. For an annual renewal of membership for the Resorts 360 Vacation Club, you will have to pay an amount of $249.

Some added benefits that you can avail as a member of the Resorts 360 Vacation Club are the availability of more than 4,000 vacation and travel deals at the lowest cost with an unbelievable 50% to 75% savings, CSA Travel Insurance that is provided at any level to protect purchases, presence of more than 100,000 live weeks that are updated every minute via XML feed, open membership where customers can become members from any country, acceptance of all credit cards online as well as in Real Time without any kind of delays or interruptions in service, and their customer service that is very friendly and supportive.

Thus, with a membership at the Resorts 360 Vacation Club you can experience great holidays in a wide variety of unforgettable and magical locations all over the world. From relaxing cabanas on expansive sea beaches to glamorous penthouse suites in cities, to even ski chalets in cozy mountains, you can experience all of these as a member of the Vacation Club created by Resorts 360 Team. Find further details on www.Resorts360Team.com

Photography tips while traveling

Photography Tips While Traveling

Whether you’re embarking on a family vacation or your family reunion, it’s going to be a special time. When we think of trips we’ve taken, we tend to remember them best with photographs. Here are some ideas to enhance your vacation as well as your memories of them.Location Preparation

1) Since you know where you’re going (that’s a minimum requirement), doesn’t it make sense to check out the location before you get there? Create a list of attractions, accommodations, special points of interest, amusement areas, shopping, etc. A good source to help you do this is: the Places and Travel section of msn.com ( http://groups.msn.com/Browse?CatId=179)

2) Figure out the photo opportunities for each appropriate venue. Anyone can take a “that’s nice” picture of the kids at an amusement park. Wouldn’t you rather capture a “WOW” photo that could be hung over the mantle?

3) Depending on the location you’re traveling to, you can see what books are written about them that highlight the best photo opportunities for the entire area

4) If you’re cyber-savvy, start at www.google.com and search using different combinations of: your destination, best photography locations, for images of the location, scenic spots, etc. The options are endless.

5) If you’re off to a non-big city area, scout out the national parks in the area. The great thing about national parks is that the scenery is usually so breathtaking, that a so-so shot looks outstanding, just because of the subject. Once in www.nps.gov, do a search on photos and you will be presented with terrific shots of all the parks

Photography Preparation

OK, you’re either traveling through or you’re at a wonderful location full of photo opportunities. You began this leg of your trip at the crack of dawn and as you’re pulling into the most scenic overlook for 400 miles, the sun is just starting to crack the horizon.

You instinctively pull the car over, grab your camera and your tripod, and look for the best spot to set up. Just one tiny little problem… YOU FORGOT YOUR TRIPOD! Rather than smack yourself on the forehead then, why not plan these things now, before you leave?

Your list should include AT LEAST the following consideration…

1) Do I need to repeat – BRING YOUR TRIPOD? It doesn’t take up much room, and as explained at www.best-family-photography-tips.com/tripod-photography.html, tripods allow you to capture entirely new categories of photographs that won’t be possible without one

2) Memory. Of course, bring all the memory you have, but also pack your portable storage device (explained at http://www.best-family-photography-tips.com/digital-photography-tutorial.html)

3) If your camera has a hot shoe, bring your external flash, and any additional equipment that can be used to help with bounce flash

4) Remember your external shutter release cable for those long exposures. How else are you going to get that “angel-hair” look of the waterfalls?

5) Don’t forget the basics like: batteries, battery charger, camera bag, and additional lenses and filters (if applicable on your camera)

6) And just in case you need it, bring the manuals for your equipment.

Finally, don’t get so wrapped up in taking perfect shots that you don’t enjoy the trip. Remember to use the tripod so that you’ll be in at least some of the photos.For more useful tips & hints, please browse for more information at our website :- <a href=”http://www.adsence-dollar-factory.com”>http://www.adsence-dollar-factory.com</a>                                     
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Make a connection with your ezine readers

Make a Connection With your Ezine Readers

Are there ezines that you receive that you just can’t wait to read? I know I have 3 or 4 that I read as soon as they hit my inbox, and others that I print and put in my “reading box” next to my desk.

What do you think makes me want to read those few right away?

It’s the personal connection I feel to the author, even if I don’t know that person (some I’ve met, some I haven’t yet). Besides the valuable content I get each time I read their newsletter, I am most interested in finding out what’s happening with them, personally and professionally.

As they share more about themselves and their lives, I get to know, like and trust them (and their products or services) over time (and you know that people only buy from people they know, like, and trust, right?). And eventually I tend to make the investment in them and their offerings.

For example, I was (and still am) a subscriber to Chris Barrow’s “More Profit in Less Time” ezine for about a year when I learned through it that he was holding a live event in NYC. I signed up (at $200), attended the event, and left as a client (for $450/month). Do you think I would have invested that kind of money if I hadn’t gotten to know, like, and trust CB and his materials? Of course not.

So, how can you put more of YOU in your ezine to make that connection with your readers? Try some of the following:

1. What’s going on with you?

Can you think of two or three things that are happening in your life right now that you could share with your readers? You only need to get as personal as you feel comfortable with, so don’t feel that you need to share everything, by any means. Just a couple of things that you can share comfortably that your readers might find interesting as well as help them feel more connected to you.

For example, are you going on vacation soon or did you just get back from a trip? This is usually an easy topic to start with, and don’t be surprised if your readers write to you to suggest hotels, tell you their experiences when they visited the same locale, etc.

Or do you have a pet that you can relate stories about? You’ll be amazed at how many of your readers will feel like they really know you if you share your latest “adventures with Rover” stories.

2. Ask for help.

If you are trying to make a decision about something, ask your readers for suggestions and feedback. To continue the vacation example above, say you are considering taking a cruise. Ask your readers for suggestions as to their favorite cruise line, or which ones to avoid. They’ll be happy to help!

Or for an another example, I know when we go to sell our house in the next few years that the first people I’m going to let know about it are my ezine readers. Maybe none of them would be interested, but they might know someone who is!

3. Add photos.

I try to add a photo every week if I can (it’s not hard when I take a lot of pictures of my daughter!). A photo of yourself is also a really good idea. It goes a long way in helping your readers see you as a real person.

Try to incorporate these ideas into one section of your ezine, either at the beginning or the end. You can call it anything you like: A note from you, personal reflections, from the desk of_______, etc. Personally, I like to see it at the beginning since it’s usually the part I read first.

Remember not to take up too much space, though. You still want the majority of your ezine to contain quality content for you reader, since that’s why they signed up in the first place!

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