Your Attitude Will Determine Your Results

What’s your attitude about life and business?

I’m out here this morning taking a walk around and noticing how beautiful a day it is, listening to the bird’s chirping, feeling the breeze and seeing the blue sky.

And then it brings me back to the thoughts of what’s going on in the world right now we have riots going on, we have protests or what they want to call protests going on and then the bickering politicians.

Like a bunch of children that are mad because they aren’t getting what they want.

It’s crazy and there’s nothing we can do about it.

The reason I bring this up is that in life, we have only one thing that we have control over and that is our own internal thoughts our own internal attitude.

And attitude is everything.

You can join the protesters or be like the looters, or the whiny politicians, but where will that get you?

When you trying to accomplish things online, or in your personal life, or in your business life, it doesn’t really matter, our attitudes are what makes a difference in whether or not we’re going to be successful or not.

If you don’t have your head screwed on right and you are thinking, there’s no way you can accomplish what you are trying…

guess what, you’re right… not because of outside influences, it’s because of your attitude.

The things you think about most of the time is what you are going to get.

That’s why you need to control you, and what you think.

The way you do this when you are building something new, is to follow the lead of someone who has been where you are today and has achieved what you aspire to accomplish in your life.

You also need to have a vision of where you want to go, a game plan.

You know where you are right now, and you need to know your destination.

What is it you want your life to look like in a year, 5 years and beyond?

So, where is it that you want to go?

How are you going to get there?

Do you have a plan?

Know what tools you need to use?

What methods you’re going to use?

If you don’t then, you’re really in trouble. You are at the starting line, the race has begun and you don’t know how to run the race.

There’s only 2 ways to go in life and in business. You either go forward or you go backward.

There is no such thing as just maintaining. When go this route you are actually going backwards. Watching everything else move forward while you just hand tight.

Before you know it, life has passed you by.

So, what you need to do is you need to have somebody to follow or work with that has been in your shoes.

A person that you can trust and that can help you go from where you are today to where you want to be.

It doesn’t matter if you are just supplement your current monthly income so that you can treat your family with things that you can’t do now

Maybe save for a great vacation that you’ve always wanted to take…

or maybe you want to make enough to replace your income and have some freedom in your life.

Either way, you can take the path that so many newcomers or people that have been around and haven’t made any money. The path the losers take.

But if you are serious about what you want to accomplish, then you need to choose the road less traveled.

This is the path where you work with a mentor, someone that has been there, done that and knows how to explain in a commonsense way that you can follow.

The last thing you want, or need is joining a program or a coach that has forgotten what it’s like to be at the beginning of the journey. They will only cost you time and money.

This is so so very important… having a mentor is everything.

That’s the first thing to need to understand. We all need a mentor, no matter where we are in life.

If it’s something you have no experience doing, then without a coach you will spend years trying to master it.

When we were kids growing up, learning how to walk, learning how to ride a bicycle, learning how to play baseball or, soccer our parents were there to help.

If you wanted to play the piano, you needed a coach to learn how to play.

We needed teachers to help us learn how read and write. The list goes on and on and will continue the rest of ours lives.

So why is it so hard to recognize that you need help from a teacher in order to build a business online?

That’s what I’m talking about today.

If you are going to be successful online, then you need to find a system, a program, a mentor that you can follow that will help you go from where you are right now, to where you want to be in the shortest period of time possible.

Let me ask you this, when you wake up a year from now, what do you want to see?

Do you want to see another year gone by with nothing to show for it… or do you want to see a new person energized with a spring in your step knowing that you took charge and have total control of your future?

When you have the right attitude you accomplish more and are able to accept direction from others that can help you with lessons they have learned that will take you from not knowing how to start to be a successful marketer online.

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What To Charge For Your Membership Site

You can turn away or bring in the right market for your membership site based on the price. Price doesn’t always indicate value, though – that’s for the members to determine. What you need to do is figure out what you want to charge based on the type of value and the number of members you want to attract.

Limited Memberships Mean Higher Fees

If you have a limited membership where you only let a certain number of people in the group at any given time, then your fee structure will be based on that. Figure out the time and effort the membership will take from you, how much you want to earn each month, and then use that information to determine the monthly fee.

For example, let’s say you’ve created a membership that you’re only going to allow ten people to join. In this membership you allow open office hours, a one-hour personal call each week, unlimited email interaction, a weekly teleseminar, and a monthly webinar on a topic of interest to the group. Plus, you have a private Facebook group for members current and past only.

You can go by the time it takes you to conduct all this work, or you can instead just determine how much you need and want to make. Let’s say you’ve decided you want to earn $100K a year with the membership. With only ten paying members allowed at any given time, you’ll need to charge about $833 a month to each paying member to earn $100K a year.

Unlimited Members Means Lower Fees

With unlimited members allowed, you won’t have time for the one-on-one work, so it’ll be hands off other than interaction in a private forum. So, let’s say your membership offers a learning center, with a new course added each month that relates to the niche, plus a group coaching forum. Through the membership you’ll offer other opportunities, but they’ll all be group format and no one-on-one activity. For example, you may offer a teleseminar monthly on a topic, as well as early intro to new products and services.

In this case, you need to find out how many potential customers you can attract to meet your goal of $100K a year. If the market has one million people in it, how many of those can you convert to paying subscribers? At $27.97 a month you’ll need about 298 members to meet the $100K a year goal.

You’ll need to study whether it’s a possibility or not. If not, you may have to raise or lower the price to ensure that you attract the right amount of regular members to the membership. Here are some examples of how it might break down.

Goal $100K a year:

418 Members @ $19.97 a Month
298 Members @ $27.97 a Month
174 Members @ $47.97 a Month
You’ll need to also keep in mind the payout to affiliates, marketing, advertising and so forth, but this gives you a general idea of what to consider when pricing your membership for best results. It always starts with your goal, big or small group, and your audience. How many of them are there, and how many can you attract and keep happy?

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Extra Income – Online Business Opportunities

Extra Income

Extra income can make a big difference for people seeking greener pastures.

You can turn a hobby, an interest, knowledge, skill or a passion, into a profitable business from home that fits in with your lifestyle goals.

Look at the financial benefits by focusing on the end goal.

Extra income rids you of only one-source of income and having to worry about how to make ends meet.

It can help pay off your home, clear any outstanding debts, build savings and investment, go for a holiday or do the things you dream about.

A WEBSITE WORKS ALL YEAR ROUND, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

Online Business Opportunities

Online business opportunities require commitment, the desire to learn, targeting the right traffic and, pursuing your goals.

An online business is not restrained by geographical demographics.

It opens the door to a vast selection of products, services and information to sell and promote to a global market that works all-year round.

There is a variety of online income avenues to pursue through the most affordable and cost-effective forms of promotion.

Treat your website as a business and it will generate long-term, ongoing, passive and residual income around the clock.

Pick a Niche

A niche is a more focused or smaller part of a broad market.

Niche marketing is focused to targeting those visitors who will be interested specifically on those products, services or information.

Affiliate niche programs have digital and physical affiliate products to promote and make money.

Drop shipping allows you to sell niche products through your website, eBay or Amazon.

Bricks and Mortar Business

A website can help business stand out from their competition because it will increase its visibility in their community, promote to target audiences, find a new consumer base or to develop another profitable niche that compliments an existing business.

Food Ideas

For example, an information website is a great way to showcase inspiring recipes, cooking methods, and handy hints designed to make time in the kitchen easier.

Visitors can re-discover tried and tested old favorites along with fabulous new tastes.

They can get tips on how to choose the best quality produce from fresh vegetables, seafood and cheeses to creating delicious, healthy meals that are balanced and nutritious.

Over the years you may have accumulated favorite recipes from your own cooking experiences, there are your mother and grandmother’s unforgettable dishes and those you enjoy with your family on special occasions.

And, of course, there are the time-tested great dishes of your heritage.

Aside from earning affiliate income through your website, you can create your own cookbook and self-publish it via Kindle Direct Publishing and promote it on Amazon Books.

Case Study:

Work at Home Moms (WAHM)

Crystal Maleski

makedinnerseasy.com

Crystal, a non-techie, turns her passion for cooking into a successful online business. It all started with some emails to friends about easy dinner ideas. Now this WAHM, with four teenage kids all in sports, loves how she can work whenever and wherever she wants.

“While I loved my career when I was single, I found the stress of working long hours when I had small children was very taxing. I no longer feel stressed when one of my kids needs to stay home from school. I can take care of them and still work on my business. I wake up excited every morning. There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment that I feel when I learn something new or master a new skill.”

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Solo Build It! Action Guide

The Action Guide (in written and video format) includes:

*Brainstorming and Keyword Research Tool

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Thousands of people around the world have started and succeeded in building their online businesses using SBI!

Case Study:

Gerhild Fulson Solo Build It! Review

JustLikeOma.com

“How hard can it be?” Gerhild Fulson thought when she volunteered to build a web presence for the ministry she and her husband had founded in Germany. She chose a recipe site as her “training ground.”

A few years into her webmaster career, a lightbulb went off in her head. Her recipe site had enough business potential to raise all necessary fundings for their ministry — if she only treated it as a business.

Once she switched her mindset from “building a website” to “building a business,” profits started to soar. She redesigned and rebranded her web presence, grew a massive following on Facebook and Pinterest, added a store, and is now selling more digital cookbooks than ever before. She also started selling print-on-demand items, like T-shirts and mugs.

“Most importantly, since I really do enjoy all that I do, I’m just going to keep on doing it, together with my hubby. With an online business, as long as there’s internet, there’s no telling where we’ll go.”

“The alternative? Since I’ll soon be 70 and hubby 80, should we be sitting in those proverbial rocking chairs? I think not.”

The Aspiring Entrepreneur

When you create an e-business you are building an asset that makes you money.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, you have the desire to own a business and that creative spirit to turn that interest into financial gain by investing into the ideas and ways that make money.

Financial freedom gives you the freedom of choice to live the lifestyle you desire.

It is the path to pursuing dreams and enhancing your quality of life mentally, physically, socially, financially, intellectually, creatively and spiritually.

My name is Andrew Papas and I am an Internet Marketer and Self Publisher.

Affiliate Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Solo Build It! My goal is to bring together the best resources available and legitimate Online Business Opportunities that can work for you.

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Monograms – Engrave Special Moments!

Special life moments require a unique type of gift. Monogram gifts make special occasions like birthdays and weddings a little more personal. A monogram is a decorative motif that uses one, two or more letters of a person’s name, usually in a fancy font. In most circumstances, the letters used are the initials of the person receiving the gift.

Monogram Styles and Arrangements

A monogram comes in many different styles and arrangements. The arrangement of the initials can vary based on the recipient of the gift being given. These are the common types of monograms that might be seen:

The initial style monogram
uses a one-letter monogram, usually a first or last initial, or the letter of a company

Block style
popularly used in three-letter monograms, letters are all the same size and width

Traditional style
typically used with names in a three-initial format, the middle letter represents the first letter of the last name and is slightly larger than the side letters which are indicative of the first and middle name

Stacked style
used best with the three-letter monograms, the first and middle initials are stacked and placed to the left of the initial of the last name

Interlocking
used with fonts that have flourishes on them, allowing the elements to touch one another

Circle monogram
a style that works best with two or three-letter monograms, letters are fit inside and in the shape of a circle

Diamond
works in the same way as the circle monogram, only the letters are enclosed in a diamond shape or take the shape of a diamond

Split-Letter
a small space overlaps the initial character, and this space can contain the entire word that the initial letter stands for

Different Ways To Monogram

Monograms can be created using the font and arrangement that fits the occasion. Many monogrammed gifts are often made by etching or engraving the monogram into the gift. An example of these is jewelry, drinking glasses, wooden keepsakes, etc.

Other ways to monogram include embroidery and vinyl decals. Many jackets or polo shirts may be emblazoned with the monogram of a company or the owner in embroidered letters. These letters can also be done in various fonts. Vinyl decals are made for items like plastic tumblers and car windows.

Why Monogram?

Monograms are a great way to make a gift personal for the recipient. Most monogram gifts are also functional, meaning that the recipient can use it instead of just sitting it on a shelf. For special occasions, using monograms provide a personal experience and shows the thought of the person giving the gift.

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5 Tips to Take Care of Your Newly Replaced Windshield

Have you just had your windshield replaced? If so, you are on the right page. In this article, we are going to share with you a couple of tips that will help you take care of your newly replaced windshield. With these tips on your mind, you can prevent further damage and save a lot of money. Without further ado, let’s take a look at 5 of the tips that you may want to consider. Read on to find out more.

Be Gentle

After you have got your windshield replaced, make sure you get at least 60 minutes before taking your car outside on the road. The thing is that the adhesive requires at least a couple of minutes to get hard and set. If you don’t give it enough time to settle down, the windshield won’t be able to fit firmly into the frame. And this can be disastrous and can have a negative impact on the structural integrity of your car.

Apart from this, it can cost you a good deal of money as you will have to spend more money to reinstall the glass. For the next 24 hours, you should be very gentle with your vehicle. In other words, you should shut the doors of your car gently and drive it on even roads.

Keep the Retention Tape in place

Although removing the retention tape won’t make your car look ugly, it plays a great role in fixing the position of the molding in addition to keeping the glass in place. Therefore, you may want to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you drive your car just like before. Therefore, it is a good idea to leave the retention tape untouched if you want to be on the safe side.

Don’t Wash Your Car

For the next 24 hours, don’t think about a car wash. In fact, you don’t even try to wash the car yourself. Ideally, you may want to wait for at least two to three days before you take your car for a car wash. This is of paramount importance.

Keep a Window Open

The integrity of your vehicle windshield will be negatively impacted if the air pressure inside the cabin continues to build up. Therefore, we suggest that you keep at least one window open slightly. This will allow the hot air to escape the vehicle and prevent any cracks or leaks. This step is quite important if you want to equalize the pressure inside your car.

Change Your Route

If you had to replace your car windshield due to rough roads, we suggest that you take an alternate route. In other words, you may want to drive along a different route, in addition, to park it in a shady spot.

Replacing your car windshield costs a great deal of money. Therefore, you may want to get it done by a professional and follow the steps given in this article. This will help you make sure that the windshield stays in place.

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Common Questions About Machine Learning

In this article, we are going to talk about machine learning. We will answer a lot of common questions that most people may have on their minds. Without further ado, let’s get into details. Read on.

1. What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a type of (AI), aka Artificial Intelligence that empowers a system to learn and make decisions itself without being programmed. These algorithms make the computer smart enough so that it can make choices on the basis of the data it has without any human intervention. The primary aim is to make algorithms that allow a system to learn and make their own decisions in future, based on the past data.

2. Why do we need Machine Learning?

Given below are some of the reasons we use these in the here and now.

2.2. Prediction while Traveling

We all have been using GPS system while traveling in our lives. Whenever you book a cab it tells you the approximated fare and time required to reach your destination. How does your smart phone do that? The answer is machine learning! It calculates the velocities and location of our vehicles. based on this information, it even tells us if there is traffic jam on this road. The programmers did not program the computer to tell you that there is a traffic jam, but they designed a system that makes smart decisions on the basis of past and current events of people who passed by that area. Plus, it warns you about the traffic jam.

2.3. Search Engine Optimization

web search engines automatically show you the accurate results based upon your location and past searches. Programmers don’t program it to show you those results, but it gives accurate results within seconds according to your interests and recent searches.

2.4. Spam Mail Classification

In our email boxes, the system automatically classifies some emails as spam or junk mails and some mails as primary mails that could be very important for us. The system is never wrong and it is all possible with the help of these learnings.

3. Types of Machine Learning:

The basic idea of machine learning is the same for all types but it has been further divided into 3 following types:

3.1. Supervised Learning Supervised learning is one of the most popular types of machine learning and it is easy to understand and implement. In this type, the algorithm is trained on given data but and the data needs to be labelled. You allow the system to predict the data and you make corrections if the predictions it makes are not accurate enough.

3.2. Unsupervised Machine Learning

Unsupervised machine learning works without any labeled data but you have to provide a lot of data so that the system understands the properties that provide a base for the decision it has to make. This can improve the productivity in a lot of fields.

3.3. Reinforcement Learning

It is based upon trial and error methods. The system makes mistakes and learns from them in order to avoid these mistakes again. For example, in a maze, when the system fails to find a path, it won’t go on the same path again because it knows that the path doesn’t work. It labels positive outcomes and negative outcomes and runs on the basis of these outcomes.

In short, these were some of the common questions about machine learning. Hopefully, the answers to these questions will help you get a deeper insight into this field of science.

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Coastal Beach Farmhouse Interiors

The coastal farmhouse beach home is a sanctuary of warmth, comfort and serenity, simple and understated yet alive with your creative design elements. An exciting blend of farmhouse and coastal design it mixes elements of the old world rustic charm and new clean lines, using natural reclaimed wood, earthing metal and distressed vintage furniture to give your home a clean, and earthy look. The coastal style brings elements of the water into your home and brings in the vibes of peace and tranquility. These two styles blend together to bring an earthing yet invigorating interior to your home.

This gorgeous living room with a rustic blue patina sideboard and a huge antique arch floor mirror brings in elements of the coastal farmhouse style. The stunning farmhouse old door coffee table uses reclaimed woods and studded iron, and the cool, airy translucent sheer curtains give a coastal feel to the room. Turquoise, aqua and teal pillows on a white sofa chaise gives a laid back luxurious ambiance.

The kitchen is the main focus of the house as we all love a well prepared meal and there is nothing like a family cooking together. The dining table is custom- made from old carved doors with beautiful unique detail. With eight stylistic chairs, each upholstered in different fabrics, selected individually by each family member, the uniqueness in design is quaint and exotic. Warm red paisley mixed with teal blues bring out the patina of the old woods in the table. Sheer white self checkered curtains and beach greenery brings in the coastal vibe. Stainless steel ultra modern appliances and of course the table would be incomplete without vintage glass bottles and mason jars. Shells and driftwood complete the setting.

Bring in the tranquility of the beach into your home office with these natural wood antique barndoors carved in florals and ocean waves. The office table is made from brass cladded vintage doors and the legs are painted a deep ocean blue. State of the art computers and a huge television screen hangs in front of the desk for virtual meetings. A huge magnificently detailed arched bookcase houses your collection of books, shells and driftwood while the cool watery blue and frothy white twill upholstered office chair is the coastal element. Earthy rustic armoires with vintage carved floral detail in whitewash play with the blue blown glass jar that carries a beautiful arrangement of palm fronds and pampas grass.

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Know Your Rights: Choose a Doctor for Your L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim

In Washington State, work injury claimants have the right to choose their doctor or attending provider (AP) for their claim. This right is part of RCW 51.36.010. Surprisingly, many people that suffer a workplace injury don’t know that they can select their own doctor. Yet, the only requirement is that the doctor or the provider must be part of the L&I Medical Provider Network (MPN).

L&I claim and your right to choose a doctor

There are many reasons for which people with an L&I claim or a workers’ compensation claim are unaware of their rights. Explicitly, the main reasons I see include:

• Not understanding how a workers’ compensation claim works. Most people never had a L&I claim They don’t know what an attending provider is, or what is their role. In fact, the attending provider has a very important role in L&I claims. This provider manages treatment, reports progress, and provides critical assessments throughout the claim. Therefore, it’s important for work injury claimants to choose a doctor or provider who will help them recover and manage their claim productively.

• Not realizing how a provider becomes their attending physician. Often, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) considers the provider that filed the application for benefits as the attending physician. If that provider is an urgent care provider, it’s unlikely they’ll agree to be the attending provider on the workers’ comp claim. If you had a workplace injury and treated in emergency setting, you should seek follow-up care from another doctor that will be an effective AP.

Making your own decisions in your L&I claim

In addition to the reasons above, there are other cases where work injury victims follow recommendations from others. In practice, many recommendations don’t help you choose the right provider for your claim. Such cases include:

• Being directed to a specific clinic or medical provider. Frequently, work injury claimants tell me their employer told them to see a specific doctor for initial treatment. Then, when they report their injury back at work, the employer provides the name and address of a specific medical provider or clinic for further treatment. Here, claimants are usually under the impression they can only see that provider.

• Getting referral to occupational medicine doctors from a primary care physician (PCP). Some people ask their primary care doctor for guidance after a work injury. Some PCPs are members of the MPN and can easily become the attending provider. Often, this is an ideal situation. However, when the PCP is part of a large medical group, the work injury claimant gets a referral to the “occupational medicine” division of the same group. These groups are often a L&I COHE. This practice is common at The Everett Clinic and Kaiser Permanente, among others. Yet, many folks with an L&I claim or a workers’ comp claim don’t realize they don’t have to get treatment there. Regardless of insurance, workplace injury claimants can treat with any provider in the MPN. Even if the attending doctor isn’t part of the same medical group as their primary doctor.

Changing a doctor in your L&I claim

There is no doubt that the attending provider has a critical role in a workman’s compensation claim. One key right is the ability to choose the doctor for your claim. Moreover, with some narrow exceptions, you also have the right to change the doctor for an L&I claim. Changing the attending provider is very simple. More explicitly, you can download and fill the Transfer of Care form (from the L&I website) and send it to your claim manager. As always, keep a record of all communications. This way, you can track and document your decision to designate a new provider.

Final remarks

In summary, the attending provider plays a very important role in workers’ compensation claims. And remember – people with a work injury claim have the right to choose their attending provider. Therefore, it’s important to choose a physician that’s going to focus on helping you get better and will help move the claim forward productively. Finally, if your attending physician isn’t right for you, then you have the right to switch to a different provider.

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