What is Residual Income?

What is residual income and how can we set it up to our benefit.

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We hear the term ‘residual income’ talked about a lot in network marketing, but it’s a concept that confuses many people. If we have a look at the general term ‘Income’ it can be thought of as being divided into three main groups:

1. Earned Income – that which we would earn from our job, with a weekly or monthly salary. When you stop working, you stop earning.

2. Passive (or residual/recurring) income – money received on a regular basis with little effort required to maintain it.

3. Portfolio income – such as we might receive from a portfolio of stocks and shares.

Residual income can therefore come from a number of sources including rental from a property, royalties from publishing a book or even, some might argue, a pension. Many recording artists receive residual income in the form of royalties; Sir Paul McCartney might have left the Beatles many years ago, but he will still receive an income from the work he did whilst part of the band. In sum, it reflects an ongoing payment for work that was done some time ago. Harry Potter might be the name everyone is familiar with, but the recurring income from all the hours and hours of work that went into creating him will go to J.K. Rowling.

In the world of sales and network marketing, residual income is therefore the repeat regular income generated from the payment of a product or service, that must be renewed on a regular basis in order to continue receiving its benefits.

Psychologically, the idea of creating and receiving a residual income for life is a powerful motivator for many internet and network marketers; particularly if they don’t already have excellent pension plans in place, or if they are looking to put all their energies into building up a successful network marketing business so that, after a few years, they can either quit their full time job, move to part-time, or even retire early with a monthly income to look forward to.

If you are an internet marketer and wish to generate a residual income, there are a number of ways to do this, but basically you would create a website and fill it with affiliate content as well as something that you have created yourself, such as an e-book, that you can sell. In theory, it could practically run on autopilot.

If you are a home based network marketer, you would generate a residual income from selling your products or service to customers and, at the same time, encourage new distributors into your business. You will then create a residual income from the repeat sales to your customers, and also from the sales generated by your distributors.

Sounds easy? In theory it is, but in practice you need to make sure that you have a product that people want, and will continue to want despite changing trends. For example, would Sir Paul still be receiving royalties if no-one bought the Beatles music, or J.K. Rowling if no-one ever read a Harry Potter book or watched a film?

The simple answer is NO. Every product or service needs an audience. So if you have a great website it won’t make you any residual income if no-one visits it, and you won’t make any residual income in network marketing if you never offer your product to anyone, or its so obscure that there is only a small market for it.

The key to success is Marketing. One of the main reasons why people fail at network marketing, or only generate a tiny residual income, is that they give up too early. Network marketing is a game of longevity. Build your business from the ground up. Offer your products to as many people as possible (by whatever means suits you best). Bring new distributors into your business and TEACH them how to be successful; let them learn from your mistakes. But, most importantly of all, don’t give up at the first hurdle. Some network marketers are quick off the starting blocks but run out of wind easily, and others pace themselves all the way round the track. Who hasn’t heard the story of the tortoise and the hare?

Do these things, and you will generate for yourself a solid residual income that will allow you to set your own goals and achieve your own dreams. Affiliate Marketing University

Five Simple Self Motivation Tips For People Who Work From Home

Having a work from home business is one of the dreams for just about everyone I know, but it comes at a price.

In every success story you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker

In every success story you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker

Sure, you’ve got the freedom to do what you want when you want, or so you think, but running a successful work from home business requires dedication, enthusiasm, lots of hard work and above all, plenty of self motivation.

After all, there’s nobody but you looking over your shoulder and urging you to complete your tasks, so how do you maintain a level of self-motivation that will see you achieve the goals you want?

Here are my top 5 self motivation tips:

1. Decide On Your Goals And Write Them Down

To get motivated, you need to know what you’re aiming to achieve, so plan short, medium and long term goals. The goals you choose need to be realistic and achievable. There’s no point in setting the goal-posts so high they’re out of reach – you’re doomed to fail, and failure is not very motivating!

Write your goals down and place them in a spot where they’re clearly visible and remember to re-visit them as often as possible.

Tell somebody else about your goals and dreams. Verbalizing and visualizing your goals makes them feel real.

2. Don’t Let Your Feelings Get In The Way

We don’t always wake up every morning with the exuberance we would like, particularly when there’s no time-card to be punched. People with work from home businesses require a level of self motivation that those in the regular work force can’t even begin to imagine.

Feelings are only that – feelings. They DON’T run your life! Remember the old song “Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Stone?” Life is a bit like that; some days you’ll wish you never got out of bed, others you’ll power through your day.

When the only person you have to answer to is yourself, make sure the messages you’re hearing are the right ones. Hitting the Snooze button is not going to make you or your home based business a success, so no matter how you feel, get up and do it anyway! Even really bad morning people find their motivation levels rise once they get started, regardless of how they felt earlier in the day.

3. Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination kills self motivation, but procrastination can be overcome with a well-structured daily schedule. People with work from home businesses, particularly Internet businesses, can find it difficult to set up a daily schedule because every day is different. The aim is to prioritize your tasks, giving the highest priority to those activities that will make you money.

Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed with the number of things you have to do. The answer is to complete each task before moving on to the next one. Procrastination can leave you feeling frustrated at never having achieved anything, so when you complete each task you set yourself, reward yourself for your achievements.

4. Reward Yourself

Work from home businesses don’t have somebody in the corner office to give you that bonus you worked so hard for, or a day off in lieu, so you need to be able to reward yourself for your efforts. Your self motivation will increase enormously if you give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. Your reward doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything.

Reward yourself with a night off and watch the latest release DVD, or go to the park with the kids. If you’ve had a financial gain, play a round of golf or have your hair done – it will make you feel great. Here’s a self-motivation suggestion from a friend who works for himself: “I like to write down my to-do list and award myself a large red tick
as I complete each item. It may sound silly, but those big red ticks help give me a feeling of achievement.”

5. Have Fun!

Home based businesses can be incredibly hard work, so a sense of humor is a key ingredient in your success recipe. Try not to take yourself or your business too seriously. Learning to enjoy yourself while you work your home based business keeps you enthusiastic and motivated, and staying enthusiastic and motivated helps you keep your stress levels under control.

Self motivation is its own reward and a jewel in the cap of your new-found freedom in successfully operating your very own work from home business.

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Happiness is the Key to Success

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.

Success will no lower its standard to us we must raise our standard to success.

“If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” —Herman Cain.

So are you happy in your day to day efforts? Do you find your self seeking the secrets to success that has eluded you? Stop procrastinating and get yourself on the road to success. Why not make today the day you decide to take control of your life and destiny?

Greatness does not come to those who wait, it is taken by those who go after it with passion. Creating a happy life style and pursuing your passion is easier than you may think, so many people are living the life that they have dreamed of, why not you?

”Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

Setting out this very minute will put you on the path to find the secret to success, action, action, action. Yes action will start a series of events that will set you up for the life of your dreams.
My dream life has me skiing more than working, enjoy my days as I see fit. How do you see your dream life? I bet definitely not working nine to five, week after long week, slowly moving to the one day that you retire. Set your self up now to create your dream life. Get the information you need and put it to work right away.

Procrastinate no more! “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit.” Aristotle

Wow! What timeless piece of valuable knowledge, that is also appropriate today. Learning from those that have created the dream that was thier life, will give anyone that becomes the student of the secrets to success, a great advantage.

Make the impossible,possible. Plan to succeed and make that life your reality. Happiness is the key to success. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
” Picasso

Everyone can learn the secrets to success and happiness,when we follow knowledgeable and inspiring people. Set your goal to happiness and pursue it with all of your passion. Life is not a dress rehearsal, it is live action, action, action! Learn the eleven Laws for success Click Here!
Joe Kennedy Extreme skier,artist and entrepenuer find out more at www.JoeSkiBum.com

Ten Tips to Accomplishing Your Goals

Ten tips to accomplishing your goals. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to move ahead on the road of success so much faster than others do?

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Have goals so big you feel uncomfortable telling small minded people.

Accomplishments seem to come easy to them. While they may experience problems and challenges from time to time, they never let them get the upper hand or dampen their positive attitude. These people manage to bypass all the obstacles that get in their way, and things always work out as they plan them to or even better. Being an entrepreneur is not just about having sass and style, it is most importantly about having success. While there are varying definitions of success, in this context success means accomplishing great things, achieving, progressing, and thriving. In order to accomplish great things, you must first decide to do so. In order to achieve, you must make that your intent. Progress by its very definition means to do measurably better than before, and to thrive means to enjoy the work and enjoy the rewards of it. You too can achieve all of your goals and more with these ten tips for accomplishing your goals:

1. Have a Goal – It’s one thing to have ideas about what you want to achieve and it’s another thing to have a focused realistic goal. Everyone can decide who they want to be, what they want their life to be like and what we would like to do and have. Goals are realistic dreams that you work toward achieving.

2. Believe in Your Goals – Believing you can achieve your goals is as important as working toward achieving them. Having a positive mindset each day will allow you to work towards your goals even during difficult periods.

3. Focus – You should have a list of short-term goals and long-term goals that you have thought through, careful that each one is really something that you wish to achieve, and that you are willing to do what it will take to make each one happen.

4. Visualize Your Goals – Think about each of your goals in turn, and get a picture of how things will be when you achieve each goal. Do this daily or twice a day in the morning and the evening, and make it a part of your daily routine.

5. Positive Notes Work – At the beginning and end of each day, you should write about what goals you are going to work towards that day. You can do this on a file in your computer or in a notepad. You can listen to music while doing it to involve both your logical left brain as well as your intuitive and creative right brain in the experience.

6. Live in the Now – When you start to worry about the future this can lead to thinking negatively about yourself, this can manifest into negative self-denigration. Fight this destructive way of thinking by stating the outcome you want in the present tense. “I have…” Write positive affirmations on cards you keep with you at all times, and read them aloud at least twice a day and when you start to feel self-doubt creep in.

7. Set a Date – A goal without a date is just a hope. Don’t be afraid to set a date down for achieving your goals. When checking your progress, you might decide to change the date, but having a date will keep you focused on what you want.

8. Have a Plan – Consider the date on which you decide to achieve each goal, and decide what actions you need to take to arrive at your destination successfully. Write down your plan of action, and keep it where you can see it on a daily basis. If you have an inspiration board, put it next to it.

9. Get to Work – Have tangible plans of action for achieving your goals and don’t let excuses keep you from doing what you need to do whether it’s making calls, meeting people or going places.

10. Accountability is Key – Find a mentor or an advisor who is willing to call and ask how you are doing, someone to whom you are willing to be accountable. Give this person permission to prod and encourage you if you are not doing what you said you would do to achieve your goals.


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What Stops Good People From Making Money Online

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Whether you are that person who is struggling to be successful in a home based business; or a seasoned, successful business builder looking for a way to take your business online; or someone looking to cut through the layers of hype, fluff and bogus information and “systems”, you will love what you find here.

Our vision at Pure Leverage is quite different than what you may have found in other companies, and other systems. We are different because we are truly committed in not only providing you with top notch products to market, sell and profit from; a lucrative pay plan where you keep most all of the profits; but also the training and mentoring you need to be successful.

We offer something that works for “the little guy”; the part timer; the stay home mom; the “non guru” who doesn’t have time to figure out complicated systems, set up and marketing.

We also offer something for the full time, home business internet marketer who wants to add a primary or additional income stream.

If you’ve looked around, or been involved in some other programs, you know what I am talking about.

The confusion, the frustration is overwhelming, and causes most people to throw up their hands in despair. Learning how to market; be an entrepreneur; and finding real success can be challenging.

We are here to change that for you and anyone looking for a change.

Here are some statistics you’ll find interesting:

Every 11 seconds, someone starts a new home based business.

Over 70 Million People earn an income in Home Based Internet and Network Marketing and Direct Sales.

Sadly, fewer than 5% people in this industry do it full time.

And the reason? Because they can’t afford to do it full time.  In the past, there just has not been enough time in the day to work a full time job, care for a family and other obligations and then try to build a side business and create the income needed to quit the job.

The reality is, many of the “old methods” of building a leveraged income takes way too long. Calling family and friends; begging people who have no interest to take a look; scheduling home meetings and constantly looking for new people to show your business to – it’s a long, slow, painful process.

Not any more!

The internet changed everything.

With over 3 million people a DAY logging on and looking for a way to make money, doesn’t it make sense to put yourself out there, with your business, so that some of those people can find you?

Our #1 priority is to help you grow and prosper; not only financially, but personally, and give you the ability to not only create positive change in your own life, but also the lives of others, all around the globe.

We’ve built our system around the average, normal, non-guru individual, who wants to learn how to make an income, online, without home parties, hotel meetings, grinding it out on the phones, calling leads and people who aren’t really interested or motivated.

As you plug into our system, follow our training, you are going to find the success you are looking for.

What are those things that every successful online business owner needs?

A blog or website – we offer you a turn key blogging platform, pre-formatted and ready to go; integrated with social media marketing components

Lead Capture – you’ll get a fully functional lead capture system, pre-configured with sales letters that convert and sell!

Marketing training – no business succeeds without marketing; you’ll get world class marketing training on how to attract leads and prospects; connect with them and convert them to paid sales!

Leadership and Mindset Training – becoming an entrepreneur is a skill set you can learn, and we will teach you how to lead and succeed!

Products to Sell – You will earn a very lucrative income marketing the Pure Leverage system and products; or sell your own or other products and services right from the Pure Leverage Platform.

So, there you have it – a turn key system and the training to be successful.

And, do you know what one of the #1 selling products is online right now? Information Products – the “how to’s” for doing different things. And, what is one of the top selling information products? How to Make Money….

Guess what we sell here at Pure Leverage? Along with the tools to run an online business, we offer the “How To Make Money” Information Products…

Maybe you have already been successful building a business, whether in Network Marketing, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing, or whatever,. And, maybe you have been frustrated because you’ve had a hard time helping your team actually make money, too.

It is one thing to live the home business lifestyle, without a boss, a job or an alarm clock; it’s another thing to live the INTERNET lifestyle – where automated income and truly making money while you sleep is a reality.

So, if you are ready to take action, earn daily income, and residual income, on a leveraged basis, CLICK HERE or the banner to the right to learn more.


Your Friend in Business,

Joe Kennedy