We’ll need to understand the Power of Words if we want to do business by godly principles. The book of Proverbs is full of instructions to listen to advice, over-look insults, give honest testimony, and to speak healing, truthful words. Well these five verses seem to sum a whole bunch of principles regarding the power of words in our daily lives and relationships.
We don’t want to be a fool, right? So we need to be willing to listen to advice, and not show annoyance – rather to overlook an insult.
In fact, while we want to speak the truth and deal honestly ourselves, we need to be alert to the lies that will pierce us like a cruel weapon.
But hey, besides avoiding evil, let’s remember that we have the power of words; we can speak HEALING WORDS as well! (Notice that line that says, “…but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”)
Let’s pause there a moment. Do we know HOW to speak healing words? Our parents may have taught us to speak politely, but who will teach us to speak healing words?
God’s Word says right there, that the tongue of the wise brings healing. It would seem then that we must follow the Bible’s instructions for becoming wise – then, we may count on the healing words to flow from our tongue easily.
Notice too, that truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. Do you want a long and happy life? Stick to the truth and chances are great that you’ll get to live a long time. Even eternity if we trust in Christ to pay our sentence for sin.
Don’t you like that line: “Joy for those who promote peace.”? That’s what I want to do!
So in my business dealings I need to apply these principles by;
listening to advice,
give honest testimony,
make my tongue speak healing,
make my lips speak truthfully – to last,
and promote peace – and receive joy.
Does this give you an agenda too, for using the power of words wisely?
Here you are, after seeing the INFINii Video, right?
INFINii (Video) has everything you need to sell like hot cakes!
Oops, what INFINii video? You missed it? Go see it here; and I’ll wait for you: INFINii (It’s not terribly long).
You’ve seen it? Great.
Okay, we’re ready to discuss the INFINii video you just watched.
It starts with three testimonials from people making a lot of money.
The black woman with the shopping cart said she’s making lots of money, and loves it.
They are just 3 of thousands of INFINii members doing surprisingly well with this business model. e-Commerce, buying and selling online – quite often using drop-shipping.
Then you heard the voice of Kevin Hokama, who is one of the owners of the company. (He was for many years in the US Forces, and developed this kind of eCommerce online on the side. Now he’s retired to Japan, and makes a good instructor for how this all works).
Kevin explains two basic ways to sell online; dropshipping/selling on eBay, and shopping/then selling on Amazon.
In fact, INFINii provides training and software for a number of more advanced methods, but these simple ideas are introduced to newcomers. You can, if you want to take advantage of the more advances strategies to become a big retailer online. You have some wonderful surprises ahead if you decide to join!
I hope you do! OK, only if this really appeals to you and you are prepared to work it. (You would only be miserable if I twisted your arm and MADE you do it).
Some folks are too dense or scatter-brained and have no self-discipline. I can’t imagine them doing well. Sorry, I trust you’re not one of them. 🙂
INFINii has the software, tools, and training to make this possible, but you have to bring some brains and willpower to the table.
It looks fast and easy when Kevin does it in the INFINii video, and he says it takes only 30-40 seconds. but that is after you have done it long enough to be fast. Maybe others are so quick from the word GO, but I’m not there yet.
At the beginning it took a longer time as I researched each product to make sure it will bring a profit. There are also extra steps at the beginning for what they call “Internationals.” That’s those of us who live in Canada, or any other country outside of the USA.
I’ll write more on to the fees and, the question the INFINii video may have raised in your mind: is this really worth that much? Stay tuned. 🙂
Just for fun go to the main entrance to the INFINii website.
You get a sense of the global situation with e-Commerce surpassing the traditional local stores. And that big changing number? That’s how much business this company has done already! Impressive, eh?
Are you READY right now?
Well, sure you can sign up immediately: Just click the BIG YELLOW BUTTON UNDER THE VIDEO. INFINii
4 stages of a successful marketer? What are they?
I’ve just listened to a video where a man, Rob Fore, who has a downline of over 10,000 shared about the Four Stages or Levels in operating a multi-level marketing. You may already know most of this; I thought I did too, but hearing Rob explain the progression from one level to another is quite helpful. I always find it useful to keep the BIG PICTURE of my plan in mind, while I’m working on the individual, or current part. Therefore, I found these 4 stages of a marketer quite interesting.
Stage/Level 1 – This is where we are still learning to market our business – which we must remember involves P E O P L E. We need to find, recruit and persuade people to join us in our business. We must memorize our scripts until talking to people comes naturally to us, and we’ll have to put in lots of hours. Of course, you are working on a Brand of YOU, that attracts people to follow you.
How long do we stay at this first of 4 stages of a marketer? Rob said when you have recruited 24 people and through them a downline of about 200 you will feel like you’ve been through Basic Training.
Stage/Level 2 – Your Brand of YOU is getting known and recognized! So about half the time you are still looking for p e o p l e and recruiting, and the other half the time, potential team members are coming to ask you if they can follow and join you. By now you should have an effective personal blog, reaching your targeted niche, and you should be leveraging your time and skills so that you are still signing up 2-4 people a week, but now it doesn’t take so long. Your work load is much easier in the 2nd of the 4 stages of a marketer!
Stage/Level 3 – Here the skating is much, MUCH easier! About 90% of the people who come to you, are attracted to you and begging to join under YOU. People have come to know and like and TRUST you. They see you succeeding and they want to hang on and ride the gravy train with you. By this stage of the 4 stages of a marketer you are a mentor and trainer. Signing up new people just – comes naturally! In fact, you will probably work less than 10 hours a week to get the results you got in Level 1. Sounds nice, eh? The work of your downline is now blessing you, and causing you to prosper.
Stage/Level 4 – Rob said that when you get to this level you will KNOW that you have as much financial freedom as you want. Most people who get to this stage start investing their money and let IT do all the work for you. You may still appear to be in your multi-level Business, but you may just be going through the motions. Ah, I understand! That’s because now you can focus on the things you wanted to do all along and for which reason you were working your business. This is why you went through the 4 stages of a marketer.
In my case, I want to go visit missionaries and ministries and see what kind of money they really need. (I know how handicapped they all seem to be for lack of funds). And if I really get some free time at last …. well, I have some books in my head that I should write!
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What’s your preferred business model? Do you find yourself dithering over whether you will do better in eCommerce – that is selling stuff online – or building a multi-level marketing team – OR – are you a clever money-handler?
I’ve got news for you! INFINii has all these, plus more business models are added every few months. If you become an INFINii member you will have the opportunity to work in all three. Just pick or use your preferred business model, or dabble in all three until you find your most profitable area to specialize in.
When I first signed up, it was the idea of learning to do fairly automated drop-ship selling online that I expected to be doing. And I am working at it, (although, because of an unusual collectors stock sort’a put into my hands, I’m doing most of my work manually there).
Then INFNii began to introduce their Partner Plus Plan. Whow-he-e! So much more money is possible just for recruiting others to become active members of INFINii! I’m not so good at rattling numbers of fast and accurately, but the one that inspires me as a goal is to learn $50,000 a month…. That’s becoming my intermediary goal. Never mind that there are much higher numbers further along!
You know, I think this will become my preferred business model. For the time-being, I’m giving time to both of them.
But here it is July 14, 2016, and I’ve just learned that our fearless and very talented INFINii owners have been testing another business model for more than six months. It is carefully monitored and automated, but each one can choose whether you want the system to remember you like “low risk” or “medium risk” or whoa! “high risk”.
Honestly. I must tell you that I’m too chicken to try this business model. It sounds so safe with all their precautions and thoroughness – that causes me to think it is safe to recommend to others. (Who knows, I may even try it one day). But oh, I do beg you to be wise and cautious if this proves to be your preferred business model. I’d hate to have you turn into a foolish gambler . . .! Please don’t do that!
Still, it seems only fair to let you know that signing up with INFINii gives you a smorgasbord of business models to choose from. If you are quite new to online businesses, I would recommend signing up for Prime at first. You can upgrade to Surge or Excel when you grow to those levels. If you like recruiting (and Kevin does a fine job of showing us how to do this easily online), then you will want to sign up for the Partner Plus business too. And… yes, if you think you can be SAFE handling financial trading, then you could sign up for Signal Forge – all from the same link.
Note: You can sign up for Signal Forge alone if you don’t care for the rest, but if you do that, you will sign up as a non-member for $199 US. IF – you choose membership and one of the other models first, then Signal Forge will only cost $99/month.
How often are you giving away your email list? Do you even notice when you do it?
I’ve learned long ago not to ever send an email to EVERYONE in the address book of my email program. It is not just our immediate family and closest friends in there. Especially if you use an email program like Outlook or Outlook Express, because it captures the email of every piece of spam that comes in to you too.
Or those forwards that a friend sent you? Really cute picture, or an inspirational article. But it may have been a spammer who set that in motion and urged everyone to send it to their friends. They knew something you didn’t; that their email would end up in your address book and next time you send out a forward, they would get a copy –
AND LO AND BEHOLD, they would be able to see ALL your emails in your Address book! What a harvest for their next mailing!
Nor do they stick to cute kittens and inspirational stories. They use their mailing list to SELL whatever they are selling, or to lure innocent people to sites they should NOT be visiting.
Avoid Giving Away Your Email List
Here’s a little etiquette rule or two to keep you safe;
1. Respect the Privacy of all the people you correspond with. As you have discovered, you can enter one email address after another, and if you use a comma or a space after them, the system WILL send you email to each of them. Don’t do that! Consider that a great rudeness, for you expose your family and friends to others, who may not have the manners to keep from claiming those addresses for their address book. Tell yourself that it undressing your loved ones to strangers! Horrors!
2. When to Send Carbon Copy. Sometimes in some situations you do want to write the same message to two or more people. You want them to know that you are sending a copy to the other person. Therefore, you use the line that says CC. or Cc. which stands for ‘carbon copy.’ This is proper etiquette if you are sending a notice or reminder to all the members of a committee. Or if you are negotiating between two parties and you don’t want the one party to think the other party is getting some extra secret information, so to be totally open and above board, you send both of them the exact same email. You prove it by entering both their emails in the CC field.
3. When to Send Blind Carbon Copy. There are other situations though, where you as a secretary may be responding to someone else on behalf of your boss. But your boss needs to know what you wrote in his name, so he should get a copy of that email, but not necessarily the recipient of it. So then you use the line, or change the choice to B.C. or Bcc. which stands for Blind Carbon Copy. That means, there is a carbon copy, but not openly acknowledged.
Obviously, this feature can be misused when people are not honest and honourable in all their dealings with people. Which brings me to another strong and main etiquette rule when it comes to emails. Be careful what you write in every email. Simply because someone else could be seeing your words and if that should embarrass you, you may have great trouble!
Not only might someone be sending someone else B.cc. of emails to you, they might be forwarding them too, and you would never know.
Always mind your manners in your emails. You never know when they can be used against you!
Don’t jeopardize your friends’ emails by showing them opening in forwards. In fact, don’t send forwards unless truly necessary, and only to selected people. Not everyone in your address book.
Get a brand new email – If you get a lot of junk mail and spam, and abide by the above rules.
You’ll be surprised for how long your Inbox will seem very quiet and tame.
Remind me to tell you some other time about using a number of emails to filter your correspondence, so if one ends up on a spammer’s list, you don’t have to start your online life all over again!
So how is your website business?
Is it making the kind of income you had expected?
Is it taking longer than you thought?
Guess what; I know a new way to monetize your web business. There’s a special new network opening up for solopreneurs – and it is free to sign up! It’s called Trafeze, and the idea is that you can connect with some niche sites owned by solopreneurs who have heaps of traffic coming in, and they are willing to make private deals with business people who want to advertise where the right kind of potential customers hang out.
The network, Trafeze, is free to join, but you’ll have to work out your own fair deals with the niche site owners who have the appropriate traffic you want to connect with.
How do I know about this? Well, I’m an SBI member, and our fearless leader and CEO, Ken Evoy, is always coming up with brilliant ideas that benefit a lot of us. There are truly a lot of SBI members whose sites attract over 5000 visitors a day! They are not totally content with AdSense or affiliate ads, and open to private deals with advertisers. Ken has promised that his staff will screen them carefully before we even get to talk to these potential advertisers, but the SBI owners will benefit, and so will YOU, if you are a business person ready to advertise on a niche site that fits perfectly with your product(s).
In a way it’s a bit like that Uber taxi alternative. An unofficial setup that benefits both drivers and passengers, and eschews a lot of red tape.
You can sign up here, either as a Traffic Buyer or a Traffic Supplier: https://trafeze.com.
I can sure see the value of this, but my best SBI site doesn’t reach the 5000 visitors a day mark, so I can’t go active just yet. I have signed up though and will watch for when I can get a match-up or two!
Say, you’ll want to see the Trafeze blog and discover what others are saying about this;
“what are your business offers?” I was asked this week.
Oops! I didn’t have an answer ready right away.
Can I make a list to share when someone asks, or should I prepare just one of my business offers to give when asked?
I think what I’ve learned from MLSP is to first screen the prospect and find out which of ‘my business offers’ he or she would be most interested in.
On the other hand, I’ve booked a table at a community Garage Sale this Saturday. Should I not have some business cards ready with my promo links? It’s a chance to meet strangers face-to-face, and I may have a chance to ask questions, but who knows in advance which of my offers, or opportunities each one might respond to?
There. I stopped writing to go prepare handouts with my business offers. Now, I’m not saying this the best or only way to present your business offers to others, but just in case you have no clue where to start, I thought I’d show you my way of doing this at this time. (In a couple of months I may have another plan. My Business Offers for church Garage/Yard Sale.
You will notice that I have designed them as mini-flyers, 4 to a sheet, and when this PDF file is printed duplex, that is, on both sides of one sheet of paper, when I cut them apart I will get 4 flyers to a sheet of paper. I ran off 12, and got 48 mini-flyers, or posters if you will.
On one side I promote my novel, my sister’s book, which I’m selling for her, and I’ll have a couple of boxes of used books there. If they buy any book, I’ll slip one of these in it, and they will find at home that the other side links to my blogs and my offers to online ventures. Free advertising!
(Incidentally, since I’m selling 22 pots with slips from my large and prolific Christmas Cactus I also printed up some labels to put on those white containers. That way the buyer can see what kind of lovely pick flowers the cactus will give them. ~~ Christmas-Cactus-labels. I’ve already cut the labels apart and just need to tape them to the plant containers.)
What if ‘my offers’ means the free e-books that people give away online to lure you into giving up your email address – making them your LEAD?
Well, yes, I’ve just been thinking about that too. Hm-m…. I was going to sell the cacti cheap – just to get them out of my house. Maybe $1.00. I would really like to get signups for my eAction mailing list, then I can promote all or any of my business ventures to them by email for a long time to come. But would people sign up for a cactus slip?
I think I’ll design a subscribe form yet, and print out an article or two about online marketing to give away as a freebie.
Can you wait until next week? I’ll report on how this promotional opportunity turned out for me.