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The Power of Words

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,
overlooking insults,
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?

This past weekend I had my first Amazon sale! To understand what that means I need to share the very beginning of my eCommerce learning curve.

The earliest stages of eCommerce involve learning to sell on eBay and or Amazon. Some people have sold on eBay off and on for years. So this is an easy transition for them. In my own case, I had tried to sell my family history book a number of years ago, and it did not sell, so I gave up.

Well… I did cross-link my eBay items on Bonanza, and one item sold there.

But last year I tried again, with about 8 or 10 items to begin with, and it was slow going. Then I heard that eBay is like doing garage sale-ing compared to Amazon where things go highway-fast and you need to behave in a more professional manner. Sales can happen in fast multiples! So… I talked to my brother who has a collection of models he’d like to sell. He’s stuck in a wheelchair and technical stuff zooms over his head. He thought about it a while, and then agreed to let me try this.

I had not really thought through the fact that the commitment I’d made to write a history book for a non-profit ministry was going to eat so much of my time this year. So after a few weeks I said to my brother that I would have to give this up until my book project was done. However, I’d leave up on eBay and Amazon his items that I had listed.

Then I just sort of ignored my eCommerce Learning Curve for a few months. I almost forgot those items.

Then, out of the blue on Saturday I got an amazon email saying, “You made a sale! Here’s your next steps. . ..” Wow, my first Amazon sale!

Fortunately their instructions were easy.

johnny-lightning-gold-series-63-ford-galaxie-500

What sold was a small red diecast model Ford Galaxie 500. I packed it up. Printed out the mailing label, and taped it over the box.

Sunday after church I took it to a postal outlet and sent it off. (Though I knew it wouldn’t really get on the way until early Monday morning). The next step was to report it as shipped to Amazon. I guess I can go back again and thank the customer… but this is not that hard.

Besides, I’ve learned in the meantime, more about how to use social media to advertise and alert people to the items for sale. I will certainly do more of that once I have more time for it.

Hey, I’ve made my first Amazon sale! and that without advertising… When I can dedicate more time and use that marketing information, I should do much better and keep climbing steadily on my eCommerce Learning Curve.

Say… if you are ready (and have the time) to start on your own eCommerce Learning Curve, I recommend you see this video to see what it would take and what tools are available to you HERE

My office nook shows me to be a book lover

You’re the Book lover in your house? That is most of them are yours, and you don’t let anyone else clean them up – or get rid of them – even though you know that you have more books than you really need or can handle?

Crazy, isn’t it? These books were our treasures at one time, but we never get around to looking in them any more. Someone else could enjoy them, but…. well, we don’t want to throw them in the garbage! That would be cruel! So you are a hoarding Book lover, eh?

However, it might soothe your book-friendly spirit, if you could learn how to sell those books to someone else who is craving them, and willing to pay a handsome price for it.

There is a couple that have a webinar course, in which they show you how to discover your most marketable books, how to clean and refresh the books so they look as new and appealing as possible, and where to sell them online, where you can make 10 times, or 100 times, or EVEN MORE of what a used book is usually thought to be worth!

I confess, I’ve been a book hoarder all my life. A very possessive book lover. The above describes me to a T!

When I was a child and was given ten cents by my visiting grandpa, I made the mistake of spending it on an ice cream cone. A week or so later I realized that I could have bought a book in the store next-door for that same ten cents. From that day on I’ve been very careful to spend my money on books or tangible things like that, rather than snack food that will be through my body in 24 hours or less.

For many years I couldn’t afford to buy books, but I found a number of ways to get them, including being a book reviewer. Then, after my Dad died, I inherited, not only all the books my parents had had for years, but also those my sisters had left there. Suddenly I had enough books to fill all the shelves along the longest wall in my new home. Still, I looked at those books last year, and realized that I truly didn’t NEED or WANT all of them. Now, how to get rid of them, without offending my ‘love of books’ generally?

Well, the Book Boss course has the answers! It just came out in September of 2016.

Derrick’s main secret is to sell them through Amazon. He gets giddy when he talks about making 5000% return on his investment! He has gone around to various places to buy whole boxes and pallets of used books at fire sale prices. His garage is constantly full, and he keeps selling like crazy!

I happen to have an agreement to write a history book for a non-profit charity, and I know I need to finish that project first before I can jump into selling books like Derrick. But I know this is right up my alley. Writing and selling books is a dream lifestyle for me! I can hardly wait to start!

If you feel the same way, you want to check this out and consider this as a new part-time or full-time career as a Book Boss on your own terms; Book BOSS Course

after seeing INFINii video

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?

4 stages successful marketer

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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preferred business model

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.