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The state of Black business in America today is getting better. The perceptions by others outside our culture are not as extreme as in the past. Perhaps in part, to America having a Black Nobel Peace Prize, nominated President.
The problem, however, still remains within our community.
How we perceive ourselves, has been and remains a problem. It has been etched in our minds over years that somehow we are inferior in certain areas. Taking care of "business" is certainly one of those areas.
When I say "etched", I mean that we have been conditioned and programmed to have a set of beliefs about ourselves, which for the most part are negative. This programming has been handed down from generation to generation, without us in many cases, ever being aware of the invisible "mental triggers" which can control our behavior.
Don't believe me? OK then. Try getting in front of a group of Black people from varying backgrounds, age groups, education and income levels, and simply say in a volume loud enough to be heard, "A Nigga ain't ....".
And then listen, as the group will chime out on que, what they perceive is the answer to the end of that sentence. They will shout out or say the exact same four-letter-word, that starts with an "s" and ends with a "t".
It doesn't matter if those people ever even met before the proclamation was made. There would still be a "unified voice" in finishing the comment. And those that didn't utter the word, probably still thought it in silence.
That should make you go ...."hmmm". How can that be? Where did they get that idea from? Who taught us that? What's the reason behind it?
The reason is simple. We have all been programmed. The process that got us into this mental condition or state is very complex and at this late stage in the world's cultural development, still very hard to untangle.
So let's not take away from what's at hand right now, to try to delve into the "mysteries" of mind control and the "mastery's" of slave-mind conditioning. This is not about what has happened to us, as much as it is about, what are we going to do about it now.
So it doesn't matter where you live, who you went to school with, what your Mama or Pastor said or didn't say. We're programmed and conditioned to believe certain things about ourselves, consciously or subconsciously. That general perception, for the most part, is negative.
This is a big problem, especially for any Black business owner or entrepreneur. Starting a business of your own is already hard. Add to that weight, the burden of having to overcome invisible issues in a customers head. Preconceived notions about all Black business, which may cause many to fail or never start in the first place.
The obstacle is significant because, in the marketplace it translates to, "you can't do business with Black folks"; "they over charge"; "they give poor customer service"; "they do shoddy work"; "I heard bad things from a friend of a friend, who had a cousin, whose neighbor said...".
Or some prospects who are fully capable and can afford what you're offering to say, "why do I have to PAY that for YOUR merchandise? Why can't I have it for FREE" or "Where's the "hood" DISCOUNT?" or "You too HIGH".
The hidden meaning in FREE is, it's not worth paying for anyway. Give a "brotha/sista a break" or the "hook up". "High" is relative to the product/service being offered and how, when and where else you can get it.
The hood Discount refers to a belief that "why should I pay you retail when you stole it or paid wholesale for it. Why you gonna try and make a profit off me?".
This is a major problem and as Black people, we are either a part of the perpetuating of the problem or a part of the solution. Ask yourself where you side.
Are you still programmed and conditioned by invisible/internal "mental triggers" that when stimulated cause a certain predetermined behavior?
Or have you been awakened and can "see" for yourself what really is going on all around you and to the people you care about deeply?
The Black Business Builders Club, continues to grow and endure because there are some in our community that have, by whatever means, been able to break or outgrow, that mental grasp that continues to hold many others of us down and out (of control).
They have cleansed and reconditioned their minds to be strong enough to withstand the attack from within (their own minds and from their own families and friends). How they did it, I don't know. I suspect only by the grace of God.
They are home-based, full-time and part-time business owners, entrepreneurs, conscientious consumers, corporate and government workers and others in our commUNITY. They are our real heroes and sheroes.
They have decided, for whatever reason, to not only do good for themselves and their families, but to do right by the community by starting a business. Or as consumers, to work to recycle Black dollars.
Ultimately, they want to be solely responsible for their own destiny and financial well-being and not dependent upon someone else for earning a living or for access to the products/services of their own choosing.
Many have already started and are working to grow a successful business, the right way to provide for themselves, their families and the general community at large. They provide goods and services that are as good, if not better, than the same or similar products/services offered by other groups. They give good quality service at a fair price, while earning a reasonable profit.
As a point of unification and solidarity, many have joined the Black Business Builders Club. Not because we have the best resource, tools, benefits and training to be found anywhere. Not because we have some of the greatest people in the business world associated with us. Not because we have we have been consistently bringing value to the marketplace for a long time; or because of, or in spite of me.
They mainly join us because, membership in the Black Business Builders Club makes a statement. It says, that the member has made a concerted effort and conscientious choice to be identified as a "Black Business Advocate".
They have put their money where there mouth is and decide to be counted among the ranks of those seeking to become a part of the solution and not remain a part of the problem.
They understand the importance of organization and the need to come together in harmony around business, financial and community issues.
They know that they could probably start their own organization but choose rather to join one whose parent organization, the National Black Business Trade Association, has been around for over 16 years. That is nationally and internationally recognized, debt and (mental) disease free.
They want to unify and work with serious (but fun) people who are real everyday folk, but who are about real business. And not just start another, high priced, ego or guru-centric, "me-too" membership website (anyone can do that).
They understand that as solo business owners and entrepreneur there is value in establishing an extended network of contacts and resources.
Together, our goal is to help stem the tide of negative images, stereotypes, rumors and innuendos, that have cast a less than positive light on Black business.
By increasing our membership roles, we want to show that at this point in history, we have reached new heights in this "free enterprise" system.
The news media, currently is highlighting this fact all the time now. We want to continue to expand positive exposure for Black businesses.
Its time for us to tell our own story and have that story have a happy ending. We are writing the "story" every day. Its not just about us, but future generations coming behind us.
The story is, we are more than just "mom-n-pop" operations and we do more than trade in only ethnic items with limited distribution or customer bases.
We do more than work out of the basement of our homes. Or the trunks of our cars. Or with our kids crying in the background while we're on the phone.
We do more than run Fortune 1000 franchises. Of all sizes and annual revenues.
We do more than just sing. We run record labels and manage talent.
We do more than walk run-ways, We create fashion shows and design clothing.
We do more than network marketing/MLM. We create extraordinary incomes.
We do more than invent great products and create great new services. We provide the world with significant contributions.
The fact of the matter is ... We do it all! And the best is yet to come!
We have moved from the streets to the suites, back to the house and now around the world.
We take pride in our businesses and will protect and nurture them by uplifting, empowering and inspiring tools for their success and growth.
Also on the other side of this advocacy, we won't let anyone hide behind the "Black thing". Be they rich or poor, Black or white. Whatever.
There are some who pretend to be a Black owned business when that's not the case.
There are some who are taking advantage of our trend-setting gift and get to market first using us as front men. We will have to compete and win.
There are some who use "Black" as an excuse for poor service and higher than necessary pricing. We're not having it!
We will hold Black businesses accountable and will leave no Black business behind that seeks to grow using proper business principles.
There is no scarcity, but universal abundance for all who adhere to the universal laws of success. We want all Black businesses to prosper.
The marketplace is rapidly changing. We have made some historical miscalculations that have caused us to get off track.
Its time to make the necessary corrections and move full speed ahead.
For example, just a few short years ago, when you bought a Black book you bought it from a Black bookstore. You had no other choice.
The major chains and bookstore outlets didn't carry very many Black books at all. You couldn't go to Border's or Barnes and Noble to buy. You could only find the best Black books in Black bookstores.
Why, because for years those and other large chains, would not carry Black books, with Black subjects and written by Black authors. They didn't see a market for it.
Black bookstore owners were the enlightened entrepreneurs and retailers at the forefront of making a way for creating and growing a whole industry of Black writers, editors, printers, publishing and distribution companies.
Black bookstores got cut out of the loop when the large book chains saw the hand writing on the wall. This is a Black business tragedy and market miscalculation.
Now large chains have whole sections dedicated to "African American" literature, when just a few years ago their general consensus was Black do not read. What happened? They changed their minds.
Their "perception" has changed because it made good business sense. Black readers represented for them a new market. They took the market.
Black bookstores could not compete without its old customer base who was lured away from them and so many Black bookstores have disappeared. Those that remain, do so with a dogged determination to still help de-program Black minds.
And we should buy from them. When we buy from them we are not "supporting" them as in making a charitable donation. We are doing business with them. Their price is the price of the book. Yes, the chains can knock off a few pennies here and there, but should we sell out our Black bookstore for a few pennies? How do you see that?
Sometimes Black consumers only see doing business with Black businesses as charity. They equate "support" with "charity". So when you ask the Black consumer to "support Black businesses".
The "mental trigger" of that (programmed) consumer reacts with ... "when I buy from a Black business I am not really doing a business transaction, I'm helping a brother/sister out."
While that may be true, its true also when you do business with anyone. Who you spend your money with is who you help out.
But that doesn't stop the programmed mindset. The "mental trigger" makes one believe, "because I'm helping you out (negro), don't charge me the full price. Throw something "extra" in the bag, give me the 'hood' discount, or else I won't come back and will tell everyone I know ... you high!"
This is not the case and we need to deal with this as a line item issue when helping Black consumers become more aware of Black businesses. Don't support Black businesses ... patronize them.
I know, I've gotten off track but, if you are still reading (thank you). So back to perceptions.
Our perception (of ourselves) has not changed and makes no sense (or cents).
We still talk about Black people not reading. Barnes and Nobles has changed their perception, and all other large chains have changed their perceptions. Is this progress? Or what?
Black bookstores lead the way to open opportunities for others to advance and get a foothold in this economy. They provided access to good information in the form of reading materials, research and history resources, posters and Black art, by and about us. They allowed us to use their stores after hours for book clubs and community meetings. They served us well.
They helped to feed and free our hungry Black minds. They didn't think or even imagine that we would abandon them just to go to the mall.
Another example. During the Civil Rights era, there were some who lead the way for the masses to enjoy better public accommodations and equal access.
For those too young to remember, Black folk couldn't drink from water fountains in public parks or use public toilets or sit in certain seats on buses or in movie theaters.
That newly legislated "access" led to a depletion and decline of most Black businesses left in the path of the flight "downtown" to spend (give away) our money.
The leaders of the day hoped to find more education (enlightenment) for our people in colleges and universities, that we could not have historically attended.
This shift and trend, caused a "Brain drain" in our communities nationwide and within historically Black colleges. The trend also created a slow down in the development of Black businesses. People took corporate jobs under what were then called "pacification programs".
The call of the day was to "get a good job", move out of the old neighborhood and find a new set of (white) friends and spend all of your money while trying to impress.
In the process, we abandoned those who helped us get ahead. So, have we progressed as a result? How far have we gotten? How much further do we have to go? What's our next biggest challenge?
I say its economic and financial development and Black consumer awareness.
Its tackling the "free enterprise system" with a vengeance and using it to better leverage our position here as a people. So as to ensure that future generations will not be put back, put out or put under because of us misreading the times or the intent of those in our midst.
As consumers, we need to be more responsible (response able) and not merely reactionary (trends come and go). Being reactionary has only caused us more harm then good in the long run. We tend to jump quickly when that "mental trigger" is activated.
As business owners and entrepreneurs, we need to stay on top of forecasts and trends and not assume loyalty just because we're Black. We need to win back Black consumers' confidence. We need to "fight fire with fire". We need to be the best in all that we do. We need to lead and not follow. We need to take charge and lead by example. Showing others the way to financial success.
We are now living in the "Information Age", the age of the Internet and digital/telecommunications. We are at the beginning of the "Nanotechnology Age" and we should working in that area now. So there's still plenty ahead of us to do.
Now is the time for us all to awaken and establish ourselves in the right positions and build a strong foundation. There's a lot of work to be done.
Until the Black business sector is fully operational and contributory, we as a people, will continue to suffer from all the negative historical programming and miscalculations that still exists.
The Black Business Builders Club is spearheading the call for Black business development as a hedge against other market, historical and political conditions. We are seeking to find like minded people to join us as we move forward with us.
We know we can't be all things to all people. We know our niche. Its home-based, small office, full and part time, entrepreneurs. business owners and sales distributors.
We are helping Black people start, grow and develop across all business lines. We do this by providing access to good information in the form of benefits, resources and networking. Enabling them to ignite the flame of the "entrepreneurial spirit" within Black people everywhere.
We want our members to transfer learned skills and behavior, within family units and provide entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to job taking.
Membership helps us accomplish our mission and goals. Our aim is to put a new positive spin on Black entrepreneurship. We believe that every month is Black business awareness month. We are building a Black business and consumer network. We invite all to participate.
Peace and Blessings,
Lee Green, Chairman, National Black Business Trade Association
CEO, Black Business Builders Club
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Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) - Black people are creating power by using Twitter because more and more of them are understanding a concept that their White counterparts have understood for years. And that is:
Your Human Capital (what you know) (times) Your Social Capital (who you know) (times )Your Reputation (who trusts you) = Your Level Of Success.
That’s why you can find so many Black CEOs, Black Accomplished and Award Winning Authors, Highly Regarded Economist, Famous Talk Show Hosts, Famous Artists, NBA Basketball Players, Teachers, Black Scholars, Black Technology Experts, Journalists, Publications, Musicians, and…even Oprah — are all on Twitter.
It has helped individuals who were:
* Business Owners / Entrepreneurs
* Community Activists
* Media Personalities - Emerging and/or Established
* College Students
For example, it allows business owners to connect with their customers. It allows community activists to connect with their supporters and donors. It allows media personalities and writers to connect with their audience. College students can find out about scholarship information. Mothers can find discounts on products. Professionals can find out information on new jobs and career opportunities. Celebrities can connect with their fans. Artists and musicians can learn about the art and entertainment industry. It’s definitely a place for everyone. It is not like Myspace.
Blacks can be micro-influencers on Twitter to millions of people, far extending their particular region.
The Top Blacks In The Community–also known as the–Who’s Who of Twitter…
There are various groups of high profile and influential Blacks that one can find on Twitter. And the following are a real small snapshot of the rather large population that resides on Twitter.
But they are all can be grouped in the following categories:
* Well Known Celebrities
* Corporate Leaders & Power Brokers
* Social Change Agents — also known as Community Activists or Grassroots Activists
* High profile Journalists & Bloggers
* Highly Regarded Eclectic Artists & Poets
* The People — also known as The Community
* Emerging Thought Leaders and Start Ups
Well Known Celebrities/Brands - defined as anyone that is visible and recognized or well known by the people (the community). Some of these well known brands or celebrities can actually fall in other categories but because they are recognized nationally and or globally - they are categorized here.
Corporate Leaders & Power Brokers - defined as anyone that is working at the C-level (CEO/CFO/CIO) and anyone that is behind the scenes who can influence or make an impact on someone at the C-level or Celebrity level.
Professionals - defined as anyone that has received a degree to serve in a particular industry. Example: Human Resource Manager, Doctors, Lawyers, Registered Nurses and so forth.
Entrepreneurs and Black Owned Companies - defined as anyone that has created their own business and/or brand and is serving a community and population. Some of these entities are staples in the Black community. For example: Essence Magazine, Jet Magazine and etc. are all on Twitter.
Social Change Agents and Leaders - defined as anyone that has created a plan, program and/or institution to help solve a particular issue or help a particular community.
High Profile Journalists & Bloggers - defined as anyone that can communicate to a large group via writing and by the use of the medium of either a traditional publication or medium or through their blogs, influencing that medium.
Highly Regarded Ecletic Artists & Poets - defined as anyone that partakes in the art world (paint/video/draw) and has a strong cult like following.
Emerging Thought Leaders & Start Ups - defined as anyone that has a new concept - a new idea - making new waves and will eventually rise to the forefront based on their innovative way of thinking. They have connected with early adopters and more and more people are listening to their voice.
And last but not least…
The People - defined as the community voice. These people will engage an individual in regards to concepts/products/news issues/current events/local issues and etc. They will answer your questions - take your polls. Because they are the most vocal of their community, they also have their own following. Their personality is strong and they emerge as a leader within their group.
Black Solutions Expert explains, “To find these particular individuals you must log on: http://www.twitter.com and add /(their name) Replace the @ with the / (or backslash). It’s just like a website, adding back slash and their listed Twitter names.
To find it you would go to http://www.twitter.com/blacksolutions
The same applies for the following leaders:
Well Known Celebrities:
@Oprah, @StarJonesEsq, @dambisamoyo, @AlfredEdmondJr, @warrengeezy, @goodenufmother, @chezjanie, @fatbellybella, @GeorgeFraser, @MarcyPolanco, @danamo, @serenajwilliams, @4Thegiant, @tymusic, @iamdiddy, @Antwone_Fisher, @questlove, @JaneeTMB, @missfree, @ToureX, @THE_REAL_SHAQ, @solangeknowles, @nyctimes, @2motivate, @MCHammer, @QtipTheAbstract, @snoopdog
And those were just a small snapshot of all the Black celebrities that are on Twitter.
Corporate Leaders: Imagine that you are having a problem with UPS or you want to know how to get hired by UPS - here is just one example of a corporate leader (in management position) on Twitter:
Heartfelt Stories: There is a Black woman on Twitter - fighting for her life in her battle against Cancer. She tweets stories of struggle and accomplishments to the people that follower her:
Women Empowerment: There are sub-groups and leaders that have emerged to strictly empower women, such as these two leaders, again there are so many more as well:
Entrepreneurs: There are so many Black Entrepreneurs that go undiscovered because they don’t have the marketing dollars to support their wonderful ideas. We have listed a few entrepreneurs - but there are countless others…
@CassyJ, @DiversEvents, @Freed2Travel, @2Serenity, @CarnellUNYC, @BlackTennisPros, @teenbizcoach
Social Change Agents and Community Leaders:
@GoodFathersOnly, @BTYB, @stephaniedm, @clos1919, @kwame06, @WORLDOFMONEYORG, @HBCUCareerCntr, @thefriendraiser
Mentors: These individuals have volunteered to mentor Black adults and children who need it:
@mysskay, @blacksoulfuleye, @CharTheArtist
Newspapers and Publications are on there:
@MIChronicle / Michigan, @blackpresence
Powerful Journalists and Bloggers:
@kweeneverything, @j_adisa, @malikalex, @soulrebelJ, @AaronBBrown, @DryerBuzz, @bigced, @bizziemommy, @blacksolutions, @donlemoncnn, @iluvblackwomen, @Egyptsaidso, @GinaATL, @synergyblog, @Maroonsista, @TJAbif
Emerging Thought Leaders and Start Ups: Thought leaders are something that our community knew from the beginning and we talked about it.
Now, we can see this on Twitter because we can observe their conversations or their concepts.
@BrandonFrame has been on CNN’s Black in America Part 2. And he is highly regarded in the community.
@NPBN has a multimedia company that gives Blacks more power to control their own voice. And,
@TheRealCeaza7 - This thought leader is paying homage to all Black women in May. He will be tweeting historical facts. Again, we’ve only given a snapshot.
@NPBN, @FSho1, @sunmanpatu, @BrandonFrame, @iemike, @imjustjoshin, @teenceo, @Mr_Success, @DarionRobinson, @theblackreport, @DaUrbanNerd, @JanksMorton, @yadsocial
Technology Experts: We have to give this brother his own category. Surely there are more brothers doing their thing - we’ve seen about 200 leaders in this category. But @lspearmanii is by far the leader of the trends for technology. He definitely needs to be followed.
Book Clubs & Publishing Companies:
@gritsbookclub, @OneWorldBooks, @RawSistaz
Socialites and Networkers: There are Black socialites that know exactly who is who and where to go within their city. We’ve only selected one example, but there are countless more that are tweeting about the VIP events and where they are going:
@The6footer - Angel White (Black Socialite in Detroit & Mover and Shaker)
Highly Regarded Eclectic Artists and Poets: Remember when the community would hear a song - or see art and we found our music via word of mouth. These individuals already have a strong following. And again, these are only a few of them…
@vivafidel, @SpeaksBeliefs, @iyaDedE, @PiKaHsSo, @mikkeyhalsted, @lalahathaway, @saulwilliams
And last but not least…
The People: Before we talk about the “people”, it should be noted that these twitter leaders have a personal brand that works - because they are simply being themselves. You will notice that those who are following them - seem to be compelled to engage them. They will support you, they will debate you, they will tell others about you. Here is a small snapshot of these twitter leaders:
@IamRah, @beautifulcurare, @CoffeebreakDMV, @vgchefYoliOuiya, @jameelawms, @deltalady, @astroMELANIN, @NobleSon, @Onei73, @JFarand, @SweetChhavvi, @TatiAnaCanCanA, @lovejonz618, @SagLady09, @just_yappin, @iamararebird, @ispear, @dvineexpression, @MelindaWeekes, @khadijah307, @mzsuzuki, @WWAHHMpreneur, @soulfulbeauty, @Iheartlexie, @KJonesMorehouse, @Jo3ll3, @AFROPICK1, @JahariMarie, @reecy_Kup, @Baby_Lexie, @ComCorrec, @sexytassy1, @blackhippychick, @sassycrass, @tyronem, @FOCUSEDenergy, @Geronimo766, @LondonDiva, @alikidd, @HypeBigelow, @kemmuhammad, @MPactMedia
Public Service Announcement: “If you are on Twitter and not getting the response that you want, you may be tweeting wrong.” - explains Black Solutions Media
Black Solutions has researched social networking sites for 15 years - and the affect they have on the Black community. Twitter came as the leader for the Black community, but not without initial skepiticism. Lisa Singleton explained, “We hired The Giants Den Firm to assist us with our research, because as everyone knows this firm is the leader when it comes to innovation. But initially, we were still very skeptial. Black Solutions has a unique duty to make sure what we report is going to be beneficial to our community. So we did grueling studies staying up every hour and calculating which time is an effective time to communicate and get a result. We also found out which network would really help us. So, yes I too - a former skeptic - created an account and realized that this could be a very key communication tool for us. Imagine if we had Twitter during Hurricane Katrina.” Black Solutions has been studying sites like Black Planet and Facebook and Myspace and etc. Twitter continues to be the leader of the pack.
“There are so many free tools that are out there for Twitter that can make tweeting easier. And, we’ve designed a free book to help out as well.” Derrick Marsh explains what he would tell any individual that isn’t having the success on Twitter that they should, “If you aren’t getting the reception or the response that you should be getting, it’s probably your tweets. And again - I would tell point them to our comprehensive and free-no-catch- guide for the Black community.” Mr. Marsh tweets resources, tips, news alerts, job offers, all media information that pertains to the Black community. But he explains that he likes to have a lot of fun too, “But I reallly want everyone to know that there is a lot of fun going on in the twitterverse. For example, just last week Highly Acclaimed and World Famous Music Artist Erkyah Badu (@fatbellybella) had fun with someone who was impersonating a celebrity. We all laughed and had fun. The imposter @Gabrielle_Union - who clearly isn’t Gabrielle Union - continues to fight with Ms. Badu who was clearly just having fun.”
The Guide : “Our Tweets” has
* Organization Tools
* Networking Tools
* Cell Phone Applications
* Public Service Announcements - How to make a good impression vs. How to make a fool out of yourself
To get started on Twitter:
1. Go to http://www.twitter.com/blacksolutions
2. Follow “Black Solutions”
3. And if you want (via request - no pressure) A Free Complimentary Guide will be sent to you via the twitter system.
About Black Solution
Black Solutions is a research and media advisory group for the Black Community. The firm researches the facts and provides information, tips and resources with the sole goal of uplifting the Black Community.
About The Giants Den Firm
The Giants Den Firm serves start ups, research companies, non profit organizations, business leaders, corporations and personal brands with an extensive array of business consulting services.
About Black Business Builders Club
A Black business membership organization. The Club provides the latest resources, benefits, training and tools to assist business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world.
About Lee Green
Black business advocate, chairman of the National Black Business Trade Association, CEO of Black Business Builders Club and author of the "Black Folks Guide to Making Big Money on the Internet".
FYI: if you want to follow me on Twitter please do: @LeeGreen or @bbbclub.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Making money online is great, but too many people get it wrong!
It would be foolish of me to expect any business to make me money on it's own, but many people do. Or they just don't think it through.
The reality is, you have to make the business work! Then the business will produce for you.
And here's another secret ...
That means if you're not making at least $1-2k a month, there's something you're doing wrong ... but fortunately, it's something that can be fixed. You see, you've got to "open your doors" with a gameplan of how the revenue will come in.
Here’s a typical conversation/mindset with an online networkers:
”Lee, I’m going to join this business opportunity. It looks really good!”
"Great! Do you know how to market that business?"
"Well no, but the guy I talked to said he would help me."
"Well that’s good, but let me ask you a question - what if he doesn’t help you? Then what?"
"Well I don’t know…"
"EXACTLY… what IF you knew how to market BEFORE you joined this business opportunity?"
"Well then I wouldn’t have a fear of failing with it."
If you want to take the failure rate out of the, equation learn how to market FIRST before you ever join another business opportunity or start ANY business, even if it's brick and mortar.
Now there are businesses out there that have a marketing system already in place...
Here’s a simple rule of thumb for any business - If you know EXACTLY how you are going to market that business before you start it, then the odds are in your favor.
If this idea of knowing EXACTLY how you will market your business before you start is new to you, don’t worry. It took me years and thousands of dollars to learn it. The Black Business Builders Club will help you learn along the way.
I know... your gut reaction to 'learn', 'train', 'mentor', 'coach', etc., is "Aww man... this is gonna take a while." WRONG! Your daily "homework" is to apply what you learn in the Club for whatever business you are in so you can make money the right way, which is the easy way. Don't put the "cart BEFORE the horse".
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
United States of America (Press Release) February 5, 2009 -- The aftershock of these events will have far reaching consequences and will impact the lives of millions of Black people on every continent.
Most importantly, this news has just recently broken, which means you are in a very unique position of being in the right place at the right time, and if you listen to what we're about to say, you can easily turn this to your advantage and make a small fortune from it.
Anyone who acts now, can make a very rapid income.
Black Business Builders Club (BBB Club) is making headlines....BIG headlines!
We've developed a success strategy for making money from a very unorthodox technique that has proved to be incredibly efficient and profitable. What's more, this strategy can easily be duplicated by absolutely anyone, from practically any country in the world.
And here's the most exciting part. The BBB Club has created a simple website where this amazing money making strategy is explained in great detail. There are a series of three (3) videos. After watching the initial overview, you will have the option to hear a testimony and/or learn more about how you can make a fortune.
And when we said you were in the right place at the right time......we weren't exaggerating. Because for a short period, the BBB Club accepting new members at an amazingly low entry.
That's right! For once you're actually getting in on the ground floor ahead of the crowd. You'll be at the front of a new global trend that generates hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue and profit.
And there's absolutely no risk whatsoever on your part!
But you have to hurry. This could be your first and last chance to finally get one step ahead of everyone else.
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There's some serious money to be made by anyone who gets the information today.
For more information:
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Lehman Brothers gone bankrupt... Merrill Lynch taken over by Bank of America ... AIG, the world's largest insurance company, forced into a restructuring and then Bank of America rescued by the government ... and the saga continues.
On the economic scene things seem to be going from bad to very bad... and horrific may be yet to come.
"Times are tough and we've got to face the music. ... Everyone is worried about their job, it's inevitable," one Lehman staffer told MSNBC yesterday. "It's clear we're one step away from a financial meltdown," added Nouriel Roubini, chairman of the consulting firm RGE Monitor.
Although, we have a lot to celebrate with the recent Inauguration of President Obama, in reality when it comes to your future, you already know you can't depend on the government... you can't depend on your employer... and you sure as heck can't depend on the banks and Wall Street!
So who CAN you depend on? Who MUST you depend on?
Gaze into any crystal ball and you'll see only one class of people whose future looks bright: Self-reliant entrepreneurs.
Join forces with Black Business Builders Club and let's create a brighter future for ourselves and our families.
Friday, January 02, 2009
Why would one need to add power to email marketing? The answer is simple—for amazing results! Many individuals and businesses are discovering the power of email marketing and achieving great results from this new age sales tool. By implementing a few simple steps, one can boost the power of email marketing and see the great results that follow.
Steps To Power Email Marketing For Great Results
Listed below are a few tips that add power and zing to your email marketing campaign. These have been explained further later:
1. Compose short, succinct emails
2. Acquire subscriber permission
4. Give offers
5. Make the language easy to understand
6. Avoid using spam words
7. Include the URL of your website
Compose Short, Succinct Emails
This is the first mantra in adding power to email marketing. Great results will stem from it. Emails must be short and to the point. All information need not be given in a single email. Your agenda should be to grab the attention of the reader or prospective customer, and then guide him or her to your website. A long drawn email will most probably not be read through, or worse, trashed. So keep it short and sweet.
Acquire Subscriber Permission
No body likes to be burdened with junk mail. So get the permission from subscribers before sending them email marketing newsletters. Sending bulk emails will result in your getting spam complaints and spoil your reputation. This is not an ideal scenario while launching a power email campaign. Instead of great results, your venture just might collapse. So it is better to be safe than sorry. Getting client and subscriber permission requires only an additional button on your website.
Personalization goes a long way in the business of email marketing. One can do this by adding the subscriber’s name to the mail. By adding the name of the client or customer to the mail, the receiver will feel that you have created a mail, newsletter or offer especially for them and will be more inclined to check the mailout.
Freebies work like nothing else while adding power to email marketing. Great results like an increased subscriber base and higher sales will happen if you advertise free gifts and offers regularly. These promotions will keep clients interested in your business venture while earning you their respect as well. All this results in eventual sales.
Make The Language Easy To Understand
You do not want to test your subscribers’ intelligence through your emails, nor are you trying to test their knowledge of any language. So avoid using complicated and confusing words. Use easy to understand and short sentences. Even someone with the very basic know-how about the language should be able to grasp your message. Simple language is an important aspect to power your email marketing and will get you great results.
Avoid Using Spam Words
As far as possible, avoid incorporating words that could be marked as spam by internet service providers. Some sure shot spam filter catchers are $$$, make easy money, and earn $1000 overnight. Some top of the line email marketing software as well as auto responder services have a built in feature to catch potential spam words in your email. Use this feature regularly.
Include The URL Of Your Website
Always remember to use the url of your website in your emails. This can be added below your name and signature. Adding the website url adds credibility to your mail and directs traffic to your site. Result—greater sales.
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Monday, December 15, 2008
The most profitable business in the world is selling information. And by “information” I don’t mean just books. I’m talking about selling books, reports, videos, or software.
Or to be more specific…selling downloadable books, videos, or software on the Internet.
Here are some of the key benefits of selling downloadable information products online:
* You don’t have to stock or ship any inventory. (Before I “saw the light” about selling downloadable products, I sold books and tapes that were delivered through the mail. We had to dedicate an entire room of our house to stocking inventory…and we were always making last minute rush trips to the post office in order to meet shipping deadlines. This is not fun.)
* You don’t have to do anything when the product is sold. If you set up your business correctly (I’ll show you how in the videos) then your products are delivered automatically right after someone buys. You can actually live the “Internet fantasy” of making money in your sleep.
* You do the work once and get paid over and over. Heck, you don’t even have to do the initial work if you don’t want to. In the videos that come with this course, I’ll show you how to get other people to make your products for you.
* Each sale is pure profit. Since you’re selling a downloadable product, you have no “hard cost”…so every sale is mostly “gravy”. In fact, the only money you “pay” is the cost of accepting credit cards…and this only happens when you make a sale.
The vast majority of people who are making huge amounts of money are doing so with their own information products.
If you're really serious about making money online, then you must consider creating your own information products. The truth is that it is not difficult at all.
For more information specifically about selling information products, I recommend the Black Business Builders Club which extensively covers this subject.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Whenever life acts we respond. If you win the lottery you might be happy. If you lose your job you may be angry. Whatever your reaction it will depend upon your attitude. Fortunately, we control our attitudes.
In determining how we face life it is our attitude that is the key. See whether or not you agree with the following statement.
"You are responsible for all of your experiences of life."
This statement is absolutely true but it is somewhat of a trick. The trick is that it does not say "in life" but "of life." You are not responsible for everything that happens to you, but you are responsible for how you react to what does happen to you. The formula is that, "Life acts. You react." Your reaction is under your control. In any life situation you are always responsible for at least one thing. You are always responsible for the attitude towards the situation in which you find yourself. Your attitude is your reaction to what life hands you. You can have either a more positive or a more negative attitude. Your attitude is under your control and can be changed. With the right attitude you can be a resilient person.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Imagine ... With just the initial work creating some promotional videos for your product or service, you get a lifetime of FREE advertising from it, simply by following our directions and posting the videos on YouTube (and other free video sites).
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Forum Traffic Secrets has lots of useful tips - especially the part about what NOT to do
Forum Traffic Secrets is a fantastic report. It is filled with meaty "how to get traffic" tips. Fortunately, it's fluff and fat free. The ideas about increasing productivity (like the stopwatch tip) will save me a lot of time.. And the sample signature files are great (I've already borrowed the format ). Anyone interested in creating free traffic would be smart to get this report.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
"A valuable tool for anyone selling on eBay !"
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Would highly recommend this software to any serious e-bayer. Easy to use and saves time researching feedback. The Ad Creator is very easy to use and a great little feature to use in your e-bay sells.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
How The Black Business Builders System Can Make You More Money Than You Ever Thought Possible!
There has never been a better time to become involved in Direct Response Marketing than right now. And you are truly in the right place at the right time, because the system you hold in your hands (or at least have infront of you) will allow you the opportunity to make all of your dreams -- both personal and financial -- a reality.
Nowadays, more people than ever are choosing to leave the workplace and enjoy the freedom that comes with being their own boss. But unless you're employed by someone else, the only way you'll ever be able to enjoy a work-from-home lifestyle is with a solid, proven business opportunity.
What Would You Consider To Be the Perfect Business Opportunity?
The Black Business Builders Club program is one of the greatest business training opportunities ever created. We know you've probably heard claims like this many times before, but by the time you're finished reading this page and visiting our site, you'll see why the Black Business Builders Club training program stands head and shoulders above the rest.
We've been in Direct Response Marketing since 1998 and during that time we've researched and investigated hundreds of different moneymaking opportunities. A few of them were worthwhile, but the majority of them were useless schemes designed by people whose only concern was taking your hard-earned money.
Perhaps you've even ordered one or more of these so-called "opportunities", only to find that what you were promised and what you received were two completely different things.
If so, you will find the information within these pages to be a pleasant surprise. We've taken the best parts of all the legitimate opportunities we found, combined them with our expertise and knowledge of the Internet, and developed a surefire way for anyone regardless of their experience to achieve whatever level of wealth they desire.
But before you find out more about this incredibly easy money making system, ask yourself this question: What would you consider to be the perfect business opportunity?
Based upon our many years of research and experience, we've found that all successful business opportunities have the following features in common:
* They offer unlimited potential for wealth!
* They offer multiple streams of income!
* They offer the potential to start generating cashflow within just hours of starting!
* They offer re-occurring income from a single effort (residual income)!
* They feature products with universal appeal!
* They're simple to understand and easy to work!
* They can be worked from anywhere!
* They allow you to set your own hours!
* They thrive despite the economy!
* They offer direct, one-on-one support!
* They don't take weeks or months to start up!
* They avoid the problems associated with owning your own traditional business like, employees or overhead!
* They don't cost an arm and a leg to start!
* They don't require and personal direct selling!
* They don't involve stocking or having inventories of products you must sell other people!
Wouldn't you agree that any business opportunity with all of the above characteristics offers you your greatest chance at achieving the kind of wealth everyone dreams of but few ever achieve?
Well, Black Business Builders offers you the potential to plug into all of these fantastic features and a whole lot more! But before we get into that, you should find out first what truly makes this opportunity a no-brainer.
The Multiple Different Ways The Black Business Builders Club Can Make You Money!
That's right! This business opportunity doesn't just offer you one way to build a huge income; it has the potential to offer you three different ways to earn money and several methods you can use to do it!
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Saturday, October 25, 2008
Enough of this BS.....
Building a successful online business that pays YOU on a regular basis....
Boils down to TWO simple TRUTHS!
1-Drive targeted visitors to your website
2-Convert those visitors into revenue
The first problem for most people is they don't have have enough of number one above - targeted website traffic...
Does that sound like you??
The second problem is when you ask website owners what they did today or this week to promote their website so they would have more visitors...
Most will shrug their shoulders and say "well, I really haven't done anything this week to promote my website...."
Maybe that sounds like you too...?
I believe one of the definitions I have heard when it comes to insanity is....
"Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...."
If you want to drive more targeted visitors to your website - you need to be proactive......
In the last year, with just a handful of websites.....
I had over 1.2 million unique visitors
No blackhat seo tricks - (that is a losing strategy - been there...done that)
What you want is long term and steady growth traffic AND.....
You want to go about it in a White Hat fashion. Give the people AND the Search Engines Exactly what they want.
You Win - The Visitors Win - And Google is Happy!
Such a simple approach.... Why don't more people follow????
The main reason is they don't know how or they think it is to complicated....
I want to introduce you to Traffic Tactics Gold (TTG).
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PS - Start learning and doing the simple things on a regular basis - that end up making your business more profitable
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Try searching the different ways to make quick cash online through a search engine and you will be bombarded with hundreds of relevant methods. Some of these methods are genuine while there are others that are nothing but scams. It is very important for you to be knowledgeable enough to differentiate the good methods from the bad ones. Following are some of the proven ways that have a good earning potential.
Get Paid To Perform Surveys
This is one of the oldest and most effective ways to make quick cash on the World Wide Web. It allows you to work right from the comfort and pleasure of your home. You will enjoy doing these surveys and will also get paid for your work. Different companies pay different amounts. It depends upon the reputation of the company, the kind of products or services you are surveying, and the amount of surveys you perform within a set time period. If you enjoy filling out forms, this is the way to go for you. Despite being one of the best ways to make quick cash, the process is very simple. All you have to do is to answer certain questions about the products offered by large corporations or marketing research firms. It requires minimal efforts, but has a high pay.
Best Ideas For Moms
Even if you are a married woman and a homemaker, you have plenty of ways to make quick cash. Some of the best home jobs for moms may include network marketing, teaching, auctions, graphic design, web design, writing, home typing, data entry, home décor, recipes, crafts, sewing, and much more. If you like, you can even run online malls. Drop shipping can be a good option for you in this regard.
Affiliate marketing is also a very effective way. As per this method, you have to sell products and services offered by different companies. You can choose a niche that interests you. Always remember that it is easy to sell something that you would also like to buy for yourself. So, you are recommended to be genuine in your approach. You can sell these products right from your website, or you may just redirect the visitors to the company’s website. Every purchase that the visitors referred by you make, earns you a commission.
Overall, there are virtually endless ways to make quick cash. It is you who has to decide which one is the best to suit your needs.
No matter which of the above methods you choose to go for, your success will depend upon the amount of hard work you put into it and how consistent you are. Using these proven ways to make quick cash online have helped millions of people earn an additional decent income. Some of them have even used these ways as full time jobs, and the good news is that they are doing well also.
Peace and Blessings,
Black Business Advocate
Black Business Space
Black Business Builders Club
Monday, June 23, 2008
When you hear "eBay" and "money" in the same sentence your probably think of becoming an eBay seller.
You place product listings in the eBay marketplace, buyers bid, you pay your eBay seller fees and what you have left is your profit margin.
There is, however, another way to build a business which still revolves around eBay but which doesn’t involve you selling a single thing in the eBay marketplace.
This "other way" opportunity is based on the eBay affiliate program and a great tool which makes entry into this opportunity not only possible but also super easy. This tool is called "Build A Niche Store".
Now if you don’t know – an affiliate program enables you as an individual internet entrepreneur to promote the products of a company in exchange for a commission on all sales that you refer.
You are basically operating as an internet middleman and connecting internet browsers to particular products and companies through you own network of websites and marketing methods.
If we return to the eBay affiliate program, eBay actually invites you to promote all of the product listings in the eBay marketplace and in exchange for your efforts will pay you up to 75% of the revenue they make from each sale you refer plus up to $35 for each new active eBay member you refer.
You can have a read about the eBay.com affiliate program here
What this means is that you can earn up to three quarters of eBay’s revenue simply for connecting people to the products listed in the eBay marketplace.
Not only do you get to partner with the best branded marketplace in the world, you also get access to and control over ALL of the products listed in this marketplace. The eBay product inventory becomes YOUR product inventory and yet you do NOT have to stock items, deal with customers, organize shipping or process refunds.
You are no longer limited to selling only those products which you can buy and sell for a profit margin. You can choose ANY niche market and promote those eBay products relevant to your chosen niche outside of the eBay marketplace, funnelling targeted traffic through to eBay and into your own affiliate commissions.
Golf clubs, sewing kits, laptops, dog collars, diamond rings, Florida real estate…
If you know eBay you know how BIG it is – there are NO limits.
At this point you might be thinking - well this sounds interesting but in reality is there any money in it? Well, here’s the shocker – eBay's top affiliates make over 1 million dollars a month. That’s right – 8 figures a year without stocking, selling or shipping a single thing!
Now eBay does provide some basic free tools to help you succeed as an eBay affiliate and build an affiliate business BUT it has been the development of a tool outside of eBay that has really opened this up as a legitimate business opportunity.
The tool, as I mentioned earlier, is called "Build A Niche Store" and what it enables you to do is build eBay affiliate websites targeted to any eBay niche you want. These act as the medium through which you funnel targeted visitors to eBay.
Here are a couple of examples, one targeting Race Cars and the other Golf Equipment:
Race Car eBay Affiliate Website
Golf eBay Affiliate Website
As you can see, these are professional looking websites that contain all of those eBay products related to their target niche inside a searchable store format, each of which automatically contains your eBay affiliate id.
These stores then automatically update as new products are listed for sale and old listing expire from the eBay marketplace and the software has built in development features which enable you to create new store pages, add content to these pages, create content pages, modify your template etc etc.
Basically, in the space of about 10 minutes (once you are familiar with how the software works) you can create a fully functional eBay affiliate website targeted to the niche market of your choice.
Your store content is all search engine friendly which will provide the foundation for attracting targeted traffic from the search engines and you can then use the development features to attract more targeted visitors which will in turn mean more eBay affiliate commissions.
It really is a brilliant concept and I’ve been hearing great things about the guys behind the project and the member forum which you get lifetime access to when you purchase the product.
Build A Niche Store comes with a step by step user manual which will walk even the most technically inexperienced through setting up their eBay affiliate website, 9 professional template layouts which can be customized (from inside your admin panel) to match your target niche, lifetime member forum access, comprehensive product support and possibly most importantly – an UNLIMITED domain license which means you can build as many of these niche websites as you want for the small one time fee.
Think about how many niches eBay caters to!
How big could your eBay affiliate business be?!
This product gets my full recommendation – check it out today…
Click Here To Read More About Build A Niche Store
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We all know the importance of traffic generation for the success of any online venture – be it a website selling some products or services, or simply a money making blog. In order to make any profit out of the venture, you first need to have targeted, high quality, contextually relevant traffic on it! “People will buy what you’ve got only if they can first see what you’ve got!” And that summarizes, in one short sentence, how essential it is to have customized traffic directed your way! Let’s take a look at how effective some of the more popular ways of generating traffic are.
Pros And Cons Of Traffic Generation Ways
* Article marketing. A bit time consuming, but can direct a decent volume of quality traffic your way, as people who read those articles will most probably be directly or indirectly interested in the products or services that the article talks about.
* Viral marketing. Leaving the URL of your website in random forums, discussion boards, YouTube videos, as well as in all your outgoing emails, as a signature, will lead to a pretty high quantity of traffic generation no doubt, but the quality of that traffic is highly questionable.
* Link exchanges. Exchanging links with related websites can be useful, but exchanging links with just about anyone and everyone will not really serve much purpose, because the search engines, though they give a very high importance to the number of back links you have, also take into consideration the relevance of the content, on those source link pages, to your website.
* Social marketing. Participating in forums “related” to your product segment can be beneficial in traffic generation to a small extent, if you share useful information with the readers of that forum and end your posts with a link to your website.
* Mass emailing. Unfortunately, this once-very-successful method of traffic generation has totally lost its effectiveness today, because people are simply not interested in clicking on links from strangers anymore. It can even get you blacklisted as a spammer today in fact!
* SEO. This is still by far one of the best techniques for getting good-quality traffic, which has the potential of “converting into customers.” The idea is that, if search engines find your site good enough to list it in the top 10, then it must have some useful information regarding whatever they are looking for!
* Pay-per-click. Highly expensive and equally misused method of traffic generation! Before you can figure out what’s happening, your competitors would have started clicking on these pay-per-click ads!
* Directory pages. Well-organized directory pages of related products are a useful resource for visitors and can assure a fairly decent percentage of both one-way and reciprocal links.
The above compilation was just a small endeavor to make it slightly easier for you to select the most suitable method of traffic generation for your needs