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Home Business Tips - Article by John Colanzi



How To Plan For Success
(c) by John Colanzi

Marketers come online and they're in such a hurry to make money, they neglect one of the most essential ingredients to success.

They don't take the time to put together their battle plan. They know where they want to go, but they never sit down and map out how they're going to get there.

They're like ships without a crew. They're tossed to and fro and have no idea why.

If you're serious about your business, you need a plan.

Your business should be planned like a well thought out battle. If you haven't got your plan in place you'll suffer casualties.

You won't suffer loss of life, but you will suffer losses of:

* Money

* Time

* Opportunity

Just as the well honed warrior prepares for all possible occurrences, you must be prepared to last through the slow times, and be just as prepared to capitalize on the times when it appears you can do no wrong.

The first step on your march to the flag is to decide who you are. In the immortal words of Shakespeare, "In brief sir, study that which you most affect".

Know your strengths and know your weaknesses. You'll never be truly successful until you've first made an inventory of your-self. You can study all the "How-To's" and you may even make money, but to be truly be successful you must have your "Why-To's" in place.

Once you've decided who you are and listed your strengths and weaknesses, the next step is to determine how much money you have for your war chest.

Only use money you can afford to lose. As any professional trader or championship gambler will tell you, "Scared money never wins!"

Don't mortgage your house or max-out your credit cards because you've got the million dollar sure-fire winner.

You'll be so busy worrying, you won't be able to think clearly.

Take money you won't miss and test-test-test. Your thinking will be much clearer and when your testing finally hits on a winning formula you'll be ready to capitalize.

When you've got your winning formula, you should pyramid your profits to expand your business. A minimum of 50% of your profits should go back into your business in the first 6 months.

If you're only using money you can live comfortably without, you should place 100% back into marketing, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the fruits of your labors!

The final step in your battle plan is to keep a log book.

Just as generals study battles from the past and chess players study strategies from the old masters, you must begin your own manual.

Don't rely on your memory!!

In your manual keep every advertising campaign you've waged. Be as detailed as possible. List what has worked and what hasn't.

Key your ads to determine where your profits are coming from.

Test media used, actual ads and sells letters, etc. Sculpt your business. If your business is based on profits, the best way to insure profits is the same way you'd carve an elephant out of granite.

"Remove everything that's not an elephant!"

In your business remove everything that isn't profitable.

Be ruthless with that chisel.

Don't marry any method of promotion, or any one opportunity.

If you do you'll spend time chasing losses, instead of accumulating profits.

Put some thought and effort into your plan and you'll be a step ahead of the competition.

Wishing You Success,
John Colanzi

Copyright (c) John Colanzi.

John Colanzi uses the Plug-In Profit Site to earn multiple streams of income from home on the Internet. What about you?


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Feature Article: Create the Right Mindset to Succeed with a Money Making Home Business

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Alan Mater

There are many reasons to start a money making home business. Some for the extra money, others for the freedom. While the reasons differ, there is one thing that seems to always be true.

You must have the right mindset. No matter what your intentions are for starting your own home online business, without the right mindset you're setting yourself up for failure. Harsh, but true.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first
five years.

This is very sad. It has nothing to do with not having the right intentions. You can dream big and have realistic goals that you want to achieve, but there is an underlying factor involved, and it is the key to your success.

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!" - Henry Ford

So many people go into business with the wrong mindset. Sometimes their goals are just plain unrealistic. For most though, they have a lot of doubt; they have a lot of fear of the unknown.

Fear is healthy, but it shouldn't stop you from accomplishing your goals. If you have the mindset that you want to succeed, then you will. If you have the mindset that you will fail, then you already have.

I started this website with a lot of unknowns, but that didn't stop me from accomplishing my goals. I take the doubt that I have and transform it into positive energy. I put that positive energy to good use. A positive mindset is a good mindset to have.

You can accomplish anything with a positive mindset. If you're looking to earn extra money from home by getting paid to take surveys, data entry jobs or start an online business, then what is stopping you? The only thing keeping you from your goals is yourself.

Do you have the right mindset?

When searching for a home business online opportunity or ideas to earn money with the internet, don't think that you can't do it or that you're not good enough. The truth is that ordinary people just like you are making a very nice income from the comfort of home.

The good news is that you can too. Just find the right making money online opportunity that will help you achieve your goals. With the right mindset, nothing can stop you!

About the Author:

Alan Mater is a freelance proofreader and an affiliate making money online. He is a proud member of the Plug-In Profit Site and is always looking to help others achieve success online. Sign up for his free newsletter and be sure to visit Alan's Home Money Making Blog.