The Real Value of a Brand! Earn Monthly Income or Sell for a Lump Sum!

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brand checkToday I am so excited to have in my hand the “down payment”  of the earnings I will received from selling off one of the brands/businesses that I’ve started and developed!

Today I want to look at what went into creating the brand, the sales history, the benefit I’ve received from it, why I’m selling it, and the total sum I will receive once the sale is complete!  We’ll also talk about how you can potentially do the same! Continue reading

New Amazon Policy, New Strategy, “New” ebook

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writingI’ve got a lot of stuff “cooking” that I’m excited to share with you all in future posts.  I’ve also been trying out a lot of new strategies and have been doing a lot of testing of new ideas.  I’ll be sharing my findings when I have enough data to show what works and what doesn’t!  Today though, I’d like to talk about a couple of major changes that my impact you and your business. Continue reading

October Income Report

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graphWell ladies and gentlemen… it’s that time again!  As I mentioned in my last post, October felt very disappointing as the sales were actually down from last month (when usually this is the middle of the upswing.)  Upon further investigation, I’m noticing that in my second account, I’m actually not far off from last year (actually slightly better!)  It was my first account that really took a dive (from last year)!  After looking into this, I understand some of the reasons.  As frustrating as this is, knowing the problem is the first step!  Now I can create a strategy to solve the problem!  … But I’m getting ahead of myself here, so let’s get to the usual stuff! Continue reading

Live On Less Than You Make- The Strategy That Helped Me Pay Off My House… Again!

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Paid house for useIt is nearing the end of October and traditionally this has been a higher sales month for me.  This year seems to be flip-flopped from years past.  October has been one of the worst months in a while… but we’ll get to this in my next income report- so why am I mentioning it?  I created a post some time ago and I’ve been sitting on it for a couple of months- not sure whether or not I should publish it.  In talking to several of you, it seems like it will be beneficial.  Now seems like the perfect time to talk about budgets, particularly because October is not going quite as well as I had personally hoped (though it’s still going great!)  In addition to this, the holidays are coming up and I realize that budgets can struggle for those who celebrate the traditions that are involved.  The information contained in this post explains how I budget and why I don’t freak out during lower sales months (but I used to!)  I hope you gain something from it to implement in your own business and personal finances!  Note, I edited the post slightly to keep it current, but essentially, this was the original content.  Enjoy!

A few months ago, I paid off my house… again!  If you’ve been following,  you know that  starting this online business enabled me to pay off my first house! Continue reading

EPIC FAIL! My Greatest Area of Weakness and Why You Probably Shouldn’t be Listening to me!

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2014-08-29 13.50.23Ok, so I’m having a bit of a bad day.  What better time to write about my epic failures?!  Do you ever feel like you don’t have a clue how to run a business?  Me too!  I know, I know, you’re rolling your eyes right now because you’ve read my income reports.  I am the first to admit that I have some things figured out- and these are the things that I freely share.  There are parts of the business that are working for me and I have developed systems that can implemented and repeated over and over for fairly consistent income… but then there are the parts that I simply can’t figure out- Not for the life of me!  If you’re struggling with parts of the business or if there are areas of business that seem harder than learning Chinese (If you are from China, insert the difficult foreign language of your choice) then this post is for you! Continue reading