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Can Relationships be Formed Online

I can’t tell you how many times recently I’ve heard “You can’t create relationships on the internet. You have to do that face to face.”

About 10 years ago I would have agreed with you.
Maybe even 5 years ago. But…times change. We live in a different world now than we used to. Many people are working from home. They don’t commute to a building where they can meet others around the water cooler and chat. (OK…gossip…either way…) Facebook and twitter are the new water coolers.

I can remember a time, about 10 years ago, when I would go to the store in our little town, my husband could pretty much count on the fact that I would be gone for at least an hour to go about 2 miles down the road, grab a couple things and come home. What in the world took so long? I was chatting with people. Catching up on what had been going on in their lives and catching them up on me. Today, everyone is in a hurry. They are rushing from here to there and there to there. Very few people have time for face to face chats anymore. We get updated on what’s going on in our friends’ lives via their facebook status updates and their tweets.

Heck…my mom lives in Montana and I live in NY.  I see her once a year if I’m lucky enough to have her fly home for a visit.  But…we are closer now than ever.  We keep in touch long distance via facebook, email and phone calls.  She moved to the middle of nowhere when the grandkids were all very little (some weren’t even born yet).  They now range in age from 12 to 22.  They all have a relationship with their Grandmother.  Even though they rarely ever see her.

I have  a very good friend who lives in Washington state.  She has been there for me through thick and thin.  She knows things about me that no one knows.  I met her online around 2005.  I met her in person just three times.  She’s like a sister to me.  Our relationship began as a business partnership and evolved into a great friendship.

Another friend I met online helped my family find a place to live when we decided to move from NY to KY.  I had met her in person about three times prior to that.  Our relationship was formed online.

Now…do I suggest that you send your life savings to, or agree to marry, someone you met online and have never met in person?  Absolutely not.  You must use your common sense.

I do, however, know that people join in business people they know, like and trust.  Can that know, like and trust be formed on the internet?  YES…absolutely!  However, it only works if you are open and honest.  If you are feeding people a line, most will see through your BS.  Oh sure…you may get one or two who fall for it, but the majority of people…the ones you really want on your team…will see right through any shenanigans you try.

Bottom line…be honest…be real…be genuine and you can form relationships with people over the internet.

 

What is Your Money Mindset?

I was talking with a friend the other day and I couldn’t believe the conversation. She had seen my posts on facebook and on my blog about making money from home and wanted to know more. I explained to her that she has a lot of great things to talk about when we talk, so she could write those things in a blog and share her posts with others and begin making money. We will teach her everything she needs to know once she gets started.

She asked “How much money can I make?”

I answered “As much as you want. It’s entirely dependent on how much you put into it. This is a business. It requires real effort to earn real money.”

She said “I don’t know. If I make more than a couple hundred a week I will lose my food stamps. Do you know if I will be making that?”

I said “You know…on second thought…this probably is NOT for you”

I was flabbergasted!! Lose food stamps??? HELLO??? What is wrong with society these days? This person is afraid to make money because she will lose the handout she’s getting?? Don’t get me wrong… food stamps are there to help people when they are down. But…they are NOT meant to be a lifestyle. That is possibly the most ludicrous statement I’ve ever heard in my entire life!

My good friend Kim Klaver and her empower network earnings check

Where is your money mindset?

Are you stuck in poverty mode?

When you hear of the big income earners, what is your reaction? Do you think “I could never do that” or “That must be a lie” or something like that?

Or do you think “YES…now I know what is possible in this company!!”

Your mindset will determine where you go from here.

This photo shows my good friend Kim Klaver holding a check representing her $62,500 2nd quarter earnings for 2013 from Empower Network.  Your results may vary.  Results are dependent on effort, mindset, and many other factors.  See income disclosure here.

How Much Money Will I Make Working From Home

Here is a question I received this week.  I have received permission from the writer to answer it here on my blog because others may have the same question.

Roxanne,

You say that you have made enough money over the past 12 years working from home to support your family of four.  I am sick and tired of my job.  It sucks.  I have enough money in the bank to support my family for about a month.  Can you guarantee that I will make money if I start this home business with you?  Also, the thing I really love and would like to blog about is animals.  I have dogs and cats and rescue other animals.  Is that something I can make money blogging about?

Thank you,

KT

Hi KT,

First of all, NO ONE can guarantee your income or even guarantee that you will make any money.  My success is based on my efforts as your success will be based on your efforts.  You must commit to doing a couple hours of work EVERY day.  This is not a “set it and forget it” type of business.  It’s very important that you understand that.

With that said…yes…you can blog about animals and have good results if you follow the steps we outline for you.  That’s the beauty of this system.  It will work with any business, any topic.  A good friend of mine, Kim Klaver, began her business with Empower Network about 3.5 months ago.  She has made well over $60K and was invited by the company to a special retreat for the top 100 income earners in Empower.  She started at the bottom with no one, just like I did.  Just like you would.

I would not, however, recommend that you quit your job before you start making money with this.  If you have 2 hours a day (everyone can find 2 hours a day to make money), you can do the steps and work Empower to start making money.  When you have sold a few of the blogging systems and inner circle memberships, you will be making enough to pay for your monthly costs and have some extra coming in.   The more time and effort you can put into it, the faster you will go.  It’s all up to you.  After you start making money and see how easy it is, you can come up with an exit strategy of when your last day at your job will be.  The beauty of this system is that you can blog about anything you want.  So, yes, you can blog about what you love!

So…let’s get you started right away.  The quicker you get started, the quicker we can help you start making money.

Click here to join now.

I look forward to working with you!

Roxanne

 

 

How to Turn an Everyday Expense into an Income

I’ve found a great way to make money from home. In the past, I have tried selling all kinds of things from nutritional supplements to lingerie. Loved the lingerie home parties, but people can only buy so much of the stuff and then they are done. Nutritional supplements are great but they are one of the first things to go when people start cutting back on their budget.

Before I go any further, let me tell you…I LOVE residual income and leveraging the efforts of others. I love the idea of getting paid from not only my efforts, but the efforts of others. I had someone ask me once…”Would you rather get paid for only 100% of the effort you put into something or 10% of the efforts of a few hundred people?” Well…it makes sense that 10% of the efforts of a few hundred people will pay more than 100% of the effort I put in. And my love of network marketing was born. (If you are unsure what I’m talking about, view the brochure “Are You Walking Past a Fortune?” here. This was written by my good friend, Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter.)

Many network marketing/direct sales companies have great products. I, however, was looking for a company with products that people buy anyway. This way, all I have to do is show them how to shop at a different store and help them show others. The company I found has everything you would find at a department/drug store. Toothpaste, shampoo, first aid supplies, household cleaners, candles, and a wide range of everything.

Here’s how it works…between everyone you talk to and everyone they talk to and everyone they talk to, eventually have 8 to 10 regular users of the product and 1 out of those who wants to build their own business. Then you will be making around $500 extra per month.

What could you do with an extra $500/mo?

I learned early on that it was best to leverage the time and effort of others as well as my own time and effort. Once I build my business big enough, I will be able to sit back and relax and collect a check for the rest of my life. Build it once, build it big and retire.

Do you think you could ever work for 10 years and retire with an income for life from your job? I doubt that would ever happen. Join me in business. You will be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it?