Invest in Yourself : The 5 Best Ways to do It

When thinking about investing, people usually think about money and the best place to put it to get it to grow.  But when it comes to the life that you want to live, money is only a part of it.  And creating wealth is a side effect how well you invest in yourself.

So, exactly what ARE the best ways to invest in yourself?  Well, I am going to share what experts who have gone before me have provided as a guide.



5 Top Ways to Invest in Yourself

1.  Define what it is that you truly want.  One of the keys to this is to be specific.  Get very clear.  Sounds easy, right?  But when you thing about what you want, what usually pops into your head is what you don’t want. I like to refer to Napolean Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich Book which includes a section on defining your Major Definite Purpose.  Then set reachable goals to achieve what it is you want.  Solidify your commitment by writing down the goals and the actions that you will need to take daily to accomplish your goals.

2.  Reprogram your subconscious mind.  All of the authors of some of the most respected wealth generation and self development books list this as a MUST.  Your thoughts become things.  And many of your thoughts are coming from your subconscious mind.  This is an extremely important concept and one of the most powerful actions you can implement to invest in yourself.

Your subconscious mind responds to emotion and feeling, so the key is to focus on positive thoughts.  Positive thoughts become positive things and the positive and negative thoughts cannot occupy the mind at the same time.

You could create an entire business and blog around this topic.  Here is a great resource for you to get started.

3.  Read books that will help you grow.  Whatever it is that you are trying to improve upon, read up on it.  If you want to grow in your spirituality, read books about it.  Want learn how to create wealth, read about it.  And do a little research first.  See what the best selling books are on the topic you want to learn more about and see what leaders in that area recommend.  EVERY SINGLE mentor of mine (it doesn’t matter the area) recommends reading…  and listening to audio… to deepen your understanding.

I love personal development because it can be applied to anything.  These are some great reads that should be in everyone’s library.

The Secret

Think and Grow Rich

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind


4.  Get the training and knowledge you need in order to reach your goals.  This may seem self explanatory, but many people say they really want to do something and then never invest in the training to learn.  When you are investing in yourself, investing your time is important…  but sometimes you need to make a monetary investment in order to get the knowledge you need.

If your desires and goals are important enough, you’ll find a way to make an investment in the training you need to be successful.

It may mean that you attend seminars and events or even buy products or courses to further your knowledge.  This doesn’t mean you have to buy everything under the sun.  Be responsible and ask yourself if you need it to get to the next level.  But if you feel that it is necessary, find a way to make it happen, not an excuse downplay it’s significance.

5.  Find a mentor or coach.  Surrounding yourself with people who have what you want and can help you get there is extremely important.  Think about it this way.  If you wanted to become an electrician, you wouldn’t hang out with painters to learn how to do that…  it’s the same with anything else.  Look for people who have knowledge in the areas you are looking to gain knowledge in and connect with them.

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As you can see, I HIGHLY VALUE investing in yourself.  You are your own best asset and the creator of your life, so it only makes sense to develop, cultivate and maximize your best asset.

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Work Online from Home – Should you or shouldn’t you?

work-online-from-homeWhen people get sick of their jobs or start feeling like they’re not getting paid what they are worth, they start looking at other alternatives.  In my case, I was completely sick of Corporate America politics and I started thinking about starting up my own business. 

Did I have dreams that I would find work online from home?  No…. not at first.

I was looking to start up a brick and mortar business originally.  A novelty store.  And then I started looking into the reality of what that would take.  It was going to take a lot of time, a lot of work.  And I found myself asking ‘will it be worth it?’

I set some criteria for myself.  If I was going to work that hard to make something work, I wanted to love it.  If I earned a good income, I wanted to be able take vacations.  And when I had kids, I wanted to raise them.

So in the beginning, it wasn’t ‘working online’ that I wanted.  It was more freedom

Being an entrepreneur and running your own business can be extremely rewarding and I kept coming back to the same issues.  Time commitment and return on time investment (time is my most valuable currency so I put a big price tag on it!).

Work Online from Home – Is it Worth Looking in to?

If you are considering whether or not you want to work online from home, you have to examine your motives.  What do you want to get out of it.  Why work online as opposed to on location somewhere?  Do you have a family member or child you need to be home to care for?  Are you wanting a more flexible lifestyle?

The reason you need to ask those questions is that there are several different ways you can work online.  If you don’t really NEED to work from home,  you’ll just be trading one job for another and you’ll need to learn new skills.

In my case, I had very clear intentions.  I wanted to work online from home because 1) I wanted to be home with my kids, 2) I wanted to be able to work part-time, and create a full-time income.

So what I was really looking for wasn’t another full-time job or business to manage, spending 40-90 hours a week on.  I was looking for freedom and flexibility.

Traditional business models, whether online or offline, will NOT offer you that, but leveraged income business models will.  Having said that, these business models require you to be your own boss and run your own business… 

If you have reasons to work online from home, but don’t want to be your own boss, you might want to look at these traditional stay at home jobs or even data entry jobs, instead.

After some soul searching, digging and researching, I finally found what I was looking for.  A way to work online from home, using a leveraged income model that would allow me to build a full-time income.  I am now running my own online business, working part-time and I’m home with my  4 year old and running my 8 year old all over for soccer tournaments!

So, in the end working online from home is totally worth it for me!  And the funny thing is, it wasn’t all that hard to get started.  It just required my commitment and focus.

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I wish you every success in finding what you are looking for and living a life that YOU want to live.

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Online Jobs for College Students – Basic to Entrepreneurial

online-job-for-college-studentsIf you are a college student or the parent of a college student looking for a way to earn some money online while going to school, there are several jobs and opportunities available.

What a great opportunity.  When I was going through school, there were no online jobs for college students… things have come quite a way since then.

Working online usually allows for a lot of flexibility, so that is definitely a plus.

Now, I’ll cover some different types of income opportunities.  Standard jobs that pay hourly or by task, as well as businesses that are easy to start up and can actually bring in quite a nice income.

So whether you strictly want to work for someone else, or you have an entrepreneurial interest, I’ll cover these areas for you.

 Online JOBS for College Students

Here is a list of companies that provide online jobs for college students.  It’s mostly data entry, call center, etc.  Not glamorous and it doesn’t pay much, but it’s spending money.

VirtualBee – Fill out an evaluation and get on a waiting list.  Work as little or as much as you want.  You must be 18 and have a computer with Javascript enabled in the browser.

HEA Employment – Must have nowledge of MS Word and Excel and be able to type 40 words per minute.  Must work at least 20 hours per week.  $10/hour.

Capital Typing – Medical transcription, language  translation, data entry.

Teletech – Must be able to work 4-6 hours at a time in a quite environment and have a PC.  Various positions available.

 Asurion – Call center opportunities. Must have experience.


OK.  So all of these jobs are real and pay.  But honestly, if it were me, I would rather waitress or go to work somewhere, on location…  something at least a little interesting.  No offense. 

Yes, you can get paid for pretty mindless tasks.  But if you’re going to spend the time, why not consider something that can help you add to your skillset and let you scale your income if you want to?

If you are cut from a different cloth, you may want to consider starting an online business.  One you can cultivate and grow.  One that you can build on and increase your revenue.

I’m an Entrepreneur, so that’s the way I think.

Are you a young entrepreneur?  Check out the following section to see if you want to pursue an online business.


Online Businesses for College Students

The opportunity in this section is an online businesses and this particular business has a very low cost of entry and you can expand your skillset and income potential.

DS Domination – This is an Online Business that has training courses that will TEACH you step-by-step how to PROFITABLY drop-ship on Ebay.  The basic course costs $19.95 per month, and people are learning how create an income by copying, pasting, listing and selling products on ebay.  No inventory required.  83% of people using this system are successful.  AND you can scale up!  Get more information on DS Domination HERE.

Honestly, most college students who read this post will go for the data entry jobs… and I absolutely get that.  But if YOU want something more, stretch yourself.  You might surprise yourself!


I hope this post has given you some helpful information on online jobs for college students!  Feel free to comment.

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Online Business Ideas for EVERYDAY People


Looking for a business you can run from your computer?  There are tons of great things you can do online, but I wanted to take some time to create a post with online business ideas for people who don’t necessarily have a lot of internet savvy.

So, even though being a social media consultant or a website designer are cool businesses, this post is for people looking for an online business that doesn’t require a 6-12 month learning curve!


Top Online Business Ideas for Anyone


    1. Nutrition/Weight Management Coach – The Weight Loss industry is a $61 Billion industry, with an increasing number do-it-yourself dieters.  According to current research, this trend in fueling the growth of online programs. You don’t need to be a certified nutritionist or personal trainer to get into this industry.  If this is an area of passion for you, starting up a website that offers meal plans, exercise regimes and personal counseling could be a great fit.
    2. Hand-made Craft Retailer – Are you a crafter at heart?  If you make jewelry, clothing, pottery, decorative wreaths, embroidery, anything really, you have an online marketplace already set up for you to set up a store.  Etsy is one of the most successful e-commerce sites of its type, with over 60 million unique monthy visitors.  If you can order supplies wholesale and produce items quickly, you can make a tidy profit.
    3. E-Book Publisher – With the advent of all the e-readers in the marketplace, a new opportunity has opened up for aspiring writers and now you don’t have to worry about getting ‘published’.   Set up an account at Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and you are on your way!  Amazon’s site has great tutorials for formatting your book and is a lot of great info on the web, too.  With the right marketing, you could make some great income this way.
    4. Blogging – Have something you’re interested in and like sharing it with others?  You can blog about what you like and put advertisements on your site to generate income.  You can also recommend products or tools and earn affiliate commissions if people purchase the products.  
    5. E-Bay Drop Shipping – List, Sell, Order, Ship.  ALL from your computer.  This process has become much easier and can be a great money maker if you follow the rules.  The great news is, there is a company called DS Domination that provides step-by-step instructions on HOW make money with drop-shipping. They’ll show you how to set up an account, how to find products to list and how to list to get products sold.  DS Domination boasts an 83% customer retention rate, which means its training products work.  I personally have many testimonials from people who make money within a week!  And once you learn how to do it, just 30 minutes of your time could produce $100 or more.


These are practical and reliable Online Business Ideas people have used to establish profitable online businesses.  I’d love to hear you feedback.  Get going on your online business today and keep me posted on how you’re doing!

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Are you ‘Just Another Statistic’ in the Home Business Arena?


Does is take Super Powers to Succeed in the Home Business Arena?


You know, to be completely honest, there’s this crazy statistic that says 95% of people in the Home Business Arena will fail.  It doesn’t matter if it’s Network Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing, etc.   But let’s examine what that really means.

You can break it down like this.  If someone comes into a Home Business as a hobby, and with the mindset of, “I’ll give it a try and see what happens”, they are setting themselves up to fail.  These people often jump into a program without skill, knowledge and experience (which is OK if you are realistic and willing to learn) and will most likely quit on themselves at the first sign of discouragement.

Now let’s take a look at a someone who is dedicated to their business.  These people “Develop” and Maintain unwavering beliefs.  Beliefs that They CAN and WILL succeed if they simply don’t quit.

These types of people absolutely commit themselves to personal and professional growth and development. They soak up knowledge, and training and implement it into their business without hesitating. They do this because they KNOW what the outcome will be when they simply educate themselves, and apply what they learn.

home-business-statisticIf we were to look at that statistic and apply it only to those who “Stuck With It”, The True Home Business Arena Success Rate would then be closer to 95%, as opposed to 5%.


The great Wayne Gretsky said,

“You Miss 100% of the Shots you DON’T Take”.


Imagine if he never took his first shot, or worse…  if he never took another one every time he got stopped…..

The only way you can succeed is if you continue – even when things aren’t working out the way you want.


“The Only Way To Fail Is To Quit”

This path to Home Business Success will require you to stay determined and focused on your goals by maintaining the belief that you will get there with effort, and consistency.

With that being said, I wanted to share this inspiring video. It really embodies the struggles that some will go thru on their path to victory, yet with effort, eventually reach their goal.


I’d love to hear your comments on this.  Are you part of the 95% that quit, or are you writing your success story…  I’d love to know.  🙂

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DS Domination Review – Find out what DS Domination is and How it Works


Trying to gauge whether DS Domination is worth looking into?

I hear you.  Let’s just dive right in and take a look….


DS Domination Review – What is it?

The DS stands for Drop Ship.  In a nutshell, DS Domination is a training program that shows you HOW to drop ship products for a profit on Ebay and Amazon.  It really is as simple as that…

Now, at fist glance, drop shipping doesn’t sound very sexy….  but here is the deal.

If you could find cheap ‘in-demand’ products, sell them on ebay an or amazon at a nice profit, and not have to stock or ship any of that stuff AND do all this with a few clicks of a mouse and a very short period of time….   well, some people consider that to be sexy.  🙂

DS Domination Review – Quick Income

This training will show you WHERE to find cheap ‘in-demand’ products, HOW to price and list the products on Ebay or Amazon, and HOW to drop ship the products from Amazon directly to your purchasers.

One of the things I really like about this method is that you SELL the product first, THEN purchase and ship to the customer…  So you don’t have to worry about selling inventory.

AND you can execute this in a very small amount of time.

86% percent of people who use DSD are successful and stay with it.

Take a look at this guy…


Click here to check out these results….. 


DS Domination Review – Build a Residual Income

In addition to being able to earn an income by drop-shipping, you can also earn an affiliate income by sharing the DS Domination Program with others.

It costs $9.95 per month to become an affiliate with DS Domination (although this in NOT required) and the Pro Subscription is $19.95 per month.  You can learn the basics and make some money at this level.  Plus, with the ongoing subscription, you get great automation tools to help make listing and tracking much easier AND live weekly training webinars that include a Q&A session.

The Elite Membership is $99.95 per month and it will cover more in-depth sourcing options and how to reduce ebay fees, as well as provide you with Price Tracking Tool.   In addition, you will get software that helps you to source products to list for some huge time savings and there is live weekly training specifically for Elite members.  All of this is designed to increase your profit margin on the drop shipped items and put more money back in your pocket for the products you purchase for your customers (oh, by the way…  get Elite through me and I’ve got a template guaranteed to double the returns – this is just for people on my team) .

If you so wish to build a residual income, in addition to the drop shipping income, this is a nice perk.  Earn 50% commissions on all front-line referrals.  Just 2 referrals on a subscription and YOUR monthly service is FREE.

And here’s a cool feature.  DSD offers a product called Marketing XTreme.  This product contains lessons on how to market the product online, as well as providing access to a highly targeted traffic source.

Here’s some info on the DS Domination Affiliate Compensation Plan…

DS Domination One-Time Purchase Products

Unleashed, Monopoly and Marketing XTreme are one-time purchase products.

‘Unleashed’ gives the top-tier places to obtain products cheaply and shows you the best places to get cash back on the products your purchase for you customers, putting even MORE money back in your pocket.  It also shows you how to reduce Paypal fees and tons of other great stuff like how to make hundreds of dollars per sale.

‘Monopoly’ focuses on helping you become a powerhouse Amazon seller, with super ninja strategies and tricks to eliminate all other competition, setting you up to make huge profit margins.

As mentioned above, ‘Marketing XTreme’ shows you how to market DSD online so that you can earn a residual income that way, as well.  You earn commissions on ALL of the products your referrals purchase.


OK…  there one more product… which is absolutely, ridiculously good.  DSD launched this product in May 2014 and it is causing a sensation.  This isn’t my first rodeo and this product impresses me beyond all others I have seen so for.

It’s called Genesis.  I really need to write a whole blog post on this and I will, shortly, with all of my amazing results (I’m doing my own case study).  This training will show you how to source hot-selling products and sell loads of them on Amazon…. this is about volume selling, my friend.  And when you can sell 100 of 1 item per day and make $4-$5 per sale…   you do the math.

Get more info here.

My Plans with Respect to DS Domination

I don’t just decide to put my time into any old affiliate program out there.  I purchased the products.  I went through them.  I KNOW several people with various levels of online experience from basic beginner to more experienced than I, who have had success with this.

I get excited when I come across a product, service or opportunity that I feel gives people with little to no online experience a chance to make some money.

The fact that the product teaches you how to make money using 100% of your own efforts is a plus because not everyone wants to build a team of people.

On the other hand, for those who like creating residual income streams, the fact that DS Domination has such a high retention rate makes marketing this product VERY attractive.

I am pursuing this as a six figure income stream to add to my portfolio.


I have ALL of the products and have already begun to execute the first strategies.


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Having all of the advanced courses immediately puts the odds of success more greatly in my favor by learning how to drop ship high-ticket items – which is where all the big bucks are actually made.  🙂

Want to see first hand what DS Domination is all about?  Purchase the $19.95 Pro Subscription here. 

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Unique Article Wizard Review – UAW Pro

unique article wizard review   Unique Article Wizard Review – What’s New with UAW Pro?!

This tool is one that I have used many times, mainly for submitting article to directories for backlinks.  But I’ve also used is to supply guest post to blogs.

All of this was included in the membership and was very reasonable.

UAW has been around long enough for those in the SEO community to know that they are a great tool to have for backlinking.  The quality of the links is very good AND you can use the service to drip feed for several months if you wish.


UAW has recently drastically updated their services and they are providing one stop solutions for marketers.  Get the details here in my video.


Unique Article Wizard Review – Overiew of UAW PRO

So with the basic UAW PRO Service,  you can create and submit as many articles as you want, at the rate you want to directories for backlinks.  These backlinks are of very high quality and UAW maintains a high standard to ensure this.  In addition to that, you get the Social Exchange Wizard for human social signals and sharing of your content. It is natural, which Google loves!

You also get access to a plugin that will provide guest post articles to your blog in whatever category and whatever frequency you wish.

In addiont to these services, you also get 7900 credits monthly, which can be used for a variety of things.  You can use the credits to purchase high quality articles for your blog, or articles for SEO backlinking, and you can use the credits to make your directory submissions for you.  Talk about a time saver!

In addition, you can use credits to build authority to author profiles. (You may want different authors for different niche blogs, since it might not make sense to be an expert in two very different niches).  

And one of the most comprehensive features, for those of you are interested in, or are currently building a private blog network, is the Authority Builder module, which will allow you to have content created, posted, and distributed, as well as  backlinks and social signals managed automatically FOR you for a particular blog you are building authority to.

The way I see it, this is a one stop-shop tool that will cut out the need for some of your other outsourcing, if you are doing that.

It’s all that and a bag of chips!  🙂

And that pretty much the nitty gritty.  I hope you’ve gotten some good information from this Unique Article Wizard Review.  Go ahead and try it out for a month, you can cancel your subscription at any time with no penalty.

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