On Line Business
Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:52 AM
2005 Dodge 3500 Dually, 4x4, Laramie, BD exhaust brake, PacBrake air bags, 2007 Arctic Fox 990 Camper
Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:43 AM
Anything you did before retirement that could be turned into an online business ? The sky is the limit, but I wouldn't be looking for stuff like Medical Transcription or envelope stuffing....
Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:47 PM
Working on line is something I have been thinking about doing since I recently retired. I would like to spend winters in the US and as a Canadian, I can't easily work there. Even selling products would be risky without the right permits so probably not pracitical. Working in an internet based business seems to solve that problem. Anyone doing this or have any good ideas for a business?
You might want to check this site for some ideas http://nurvers.com/
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:53 PM
It's a unique online greeting card and gift-sending business to send REAL greeting cards thru the mail for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, congratulations, sympathy, thank-yous, etc.-- for as little as $1 per card. You go online, select your card, type your message, and click "Send Card." Your card is printed, stuffed, stamped and mailed for you the next day! You can even insert your favorite digital photos and have your own handwriting font and signature. Add gifts and giftcards, too.
The BEST way to know if this will really work for you is to send a free card to someone you care about, and check out the system and the business opportunity. Please give me a call at 480.495.7153.
Lovin' full-timing, with businesses on the road
2007 New Horizons 5th wheel pulled by Chevy 3500 dually
"Be the change you wish to see" -- Gandhi
Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:39 AM
Rene & Jim
Exploring North America since 2007. SKP #103,274
Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:20 AM
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:44 AM
Rene & Jim
Exploring North America since 2007. SKP #103,274
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:13 AM
I was involved in a similar sales/weight loss/telemarketing/multi-level marketing plan for two years. I worked upwards of 60 hours a week and NEVER showed a profit. They are a well known multi-billion $ corp that makes a very, very, very few wealthy. Even went to a conference in Minneapolis four years ago and LOTS and LOTS of hype.
A great product that I still use but no longer sell.
I'm not trying to disillusion you, but don't go out and buy a new Prevost counting on those commissions.
I just looked at their website. EXACTLY like the company I was involved with. Be prepared to buy your way up to the next marketing level, monthly fees for their training, EXPENSIVE leads, expensive advertising, etc. Be prepared to spend at least 6 hours on the phone EVERY day making sales calls getting rejected on about 99% of the calls. That time is in addition to time you spend on nightly training calls, which are really just pep and hype talks. You will need a nationwide call plan with unlimited minutes and ISP with lots and lots of data.
GO IN WITH YOUR EYES WIDE, WIDE OPEN. I did it WITHOUT any kids around that I had to care for.
Edited by Doug7155, 04 May 2012 - 08:25 AM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:56 PM
Thank you for your concern. I have researched a few other companies & my husband & I even tried doing Quick Star (now Amway Global) & it either looked like, or actually was exactly like you described. Someone in your upline always tells you about a person that is doing great & making money & "you can too" (<--- cheesy salesman voice). In this company, I actually do know people doing quite well & I've been in this for less than 2 months & already making headway. Yes, there is rejection but over the years I've worked in retail & as a hairstylist & there is always rejection in every job. Also, not only can this travel with me through out the country, but traveling can be a plus. We will be meeting new people all the time. Sometimes all you need is an ice breaker & that person becomes your best friend. I know that I'll never be one of the people that get $50,000 a month doing this, I just want to get healthy & help my family out along the way.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:50 PM
I chose the businesses we promote because we've either purchased the same training programs and did well with them, or are very familiar with the authors of the other programs. I (Micki) even wrote one on becoming a grant writer for Bob Bly, a well known leader in the copywriting field. Because I've not only used a few of his publications myself but, also, had to meet his standards meticulously when writing for him, I know how value-packed his books are. You really get the HOW TO, not just the WHAT TO from the books we've selected. That's one of the most important things to look for in any reference product.
I've written (or am writing) three of my own: A set of grant writer's tools to help track proposals through all the stages of proposal development, submission and follow up. This is a good writing field that can be done from anywhere. My other two are on running a CPR and First Aid certification business, and running a Local Ad Flyer business. With a bit of ingenuity and imagination, both could be done while traveling or full-timing, even though they are more easily managed from a permanent location.
Types of freelancing that I'm comfortable recommending include writing articles, web pages, blogs, product descriptions, resumes, travel writing, copywriting, press releases, newsletters, grant writing, business proposals, resumes, marketing materials (brochures, handouts, publicity pieces,) pairing with a web designer to write the content for his clients, writing case studies, sales copy, SEO copywriting, speech writing, or writing presentations. Think of the many things you're seen written in your personal and work life. Somebody is getting paid to do this. And in this economy businesses who need these written pieces can't always afford a staff employee anymore.
Other portable careers include direct marketing, Internet research, graphic design, page layout and design, family history videos, videography, video editing, photo editing, photography, stock photography, web design, social media consulting, site auditing, public relations, genealogy consultant or researcher, or being a "guru" in a field you already know a lot about.
There are many others that I'm less familiar with, but if none on my list are your niche, keep looking. Someone will be doing just what you dream of, and can show you the way.
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