Annies Home Journal

Annies Home Journal contains information and articles, about working from home, as well as business opportunities, and what it takes to make a home based business work.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Mentor Tips:

To be successful, you must first be yourself.

"This above all; to thine own self be true." Shakespeare

Be grateful for who you already are and the value you have to offer, and you'll find yourself growing in value as you work for the good of others.

One mentor said he doesn't ask people if they want to "do the business," he asks them, "Do you want to own your life?"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"One thing that keeps Gold-setting from becoming Gold-GETTING is the critical question of whether or not you believe you can accomplish your Golds - any of them."

Robert Butwin

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

10 Blazing Ways To Skyrocket Your Profits
Copyright © Ann Williamson

10 Blazing Ways To Sky-Rocket Your Profits

3 Easy Steps to Make Money Online:

1. Use a "P.S." at the end of your ad copy. This
is where you either want to repeat a strong benefit
or use a strong close like a free bonus.

2. Publish a free ebook and give it away from your
web site or in your e-zine. This will increase your
traffic, sales and e-zine subscribers.

3. Create multiple streams of income with your web
site. You could sell your own products, join affiliate
programs, sell advertising space, etc.

4. Give your visitors compliments in your ad copy.
This can earn their trust and put them in a good
mood, in return they will be easier to sell too.

5. Create new products or services only if there is
a strong need for them. You won't have anyone to
sell them to if you don't have a market.

6. Sell your backend products to your customers
right after they order. Take them to a "Thank You"
web page that includes other products you sell.

7. Sell a few products on your web site instead of
selling a large amount of products. To many choices
can overwhelm your visitors and they won't buy.

8. Include content and free stuff on your web site
that promote the products you're selling. If they
don't read your ads, they may read your offerings.

9. Remind your visitors that you're human not just
a web site. You could publish information on your
family life, a picture of yourself , a profile, etc.

10. Provide a "Contact Page" on your web site.
Give your visitors as many options to contact you
as possible. This will add credibility to your business.
Quote of the Day:

"Let us be about setting high standards for life, love,
creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these are so
are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting
high standards makes every day and every decade worth
looking forward to." -- Greg Anderson

It really works!

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday party. We went to Chuck-e-Cheese. She was 2. What a great day it was. Emmi played, opened her presents and got a personal concert from chuck-e-Cheese himself. (She wasn't too sure about him.) Being able to watch her having so much fun, was all I needed. That in itself made my day!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

"If you keep on doing what you have always been doing, you are going to keep on getting what you have already got." This is a true statement. One of the secrets to succeeding is deciding to make a change. These changes could be in any aspect of your life, business, personal, health, etc. You must define the life you want and create the plan to get it! After all, success is living the life you truly desire to live spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally, as you have defined it.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Whatever you put center stage in your mind, magnifies itself. Create a vision of what you want and focus on it! Concentrate on where you're going. You'll act and learn and act some more...till you have what you want.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Network Marketing for the New Generation
Copyright © Ann Williamson

Network marketing has always been a great way to get the word out about any business. No matter if you are selling a product, service, or business opportunity, being a savvy network marketer means increases in your sales in no time at all. Today, more and more people use network marketing to achieve their goals than ever before.
If you do not know what network marketing is there is no reason to give up. Here is a good definition of what network marketing is: Network marketing is the art & science of empowering, communicating and developing a relationship with another human being based on their needs and not mine or yours.
Network marketing means getting your name out there by talking with other people and making industry contacts. The more people that you know and begin developing a relationship with, the better chance you have of presenting your product or opportunity. And remember, the contacts that you make have contacts of their own, so in time word begins to spread about you and your products or business opportunity.

Network marketing is all about getting in touch with people that you can help the most, and in turn they will be helping you. Of course your number one target should be people in your direct industry. In other words, people that would be interested in buying your product or opportunity are the people that you should network with.

The best way to get started in network marketing is by making yourself accessible to a large amount of people. On the Internet, social networking sites such as and Forum Groups have become quite popular for individuals and businesses alike. With these services you can introduce yourself to millions of people without ever having to do too much work. Another way of network marketing, might be speaking to a group of individuals, attending seminars, and of course, business cards are still an effective network marketing tool. As you meet people and introduce your business opportunity to them, another person is added to your network. For many years businesses have been using network marketing as a way to reach the next level, and today this still holds true.

The good thing about network marketing is that even though someone may not buy your product or opportunity right away, down the line that same person may be looking for a product or opportunity similar to yours and remember the conversation that they had with you or the email you sent or the presentation you gave. None of this; however, would be possible if you did not network; and remember; do not be afraid to be aggressive.

Network marketing also helps put you on the right track to making big profits. Generally speaking, network marketing does not cost a thing, or at the least a very minimum investment. All you have to do is find people to network with and get started. It does not get much easier, and cost efficient than that.
In conclusion network marketing has always been a great way to make contacts, as well as sales. In today’s fast paced and highly competitive world, if you do not take advantage of network marketing, you will never reach your fullest potential.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Guess who I spent last night with? Rascal Flatts. Wow! What a great night it was. In case you can't tell, I am a Rascal Flatts fan. They were in concert here in Charlotte last night and I went. For three guys, they sure are talented. The only thing I was disappointed in was that they didn't play long enough. Want to know what else happened? As they say, what happens in Charlotte, stays in Charlotte. lol
I will tell you this, that while I was out enjoying "the boys," I was still making money with my Pay It Forward 4 Profits Funded Franchise System. How good is that? Having fun and making money at the same time.

If you too would like to earn money by having a home based business, then check out the site below.

Have a good one!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Today, I was able to spend the day with my daughter and what a busy day it was. We went out to lunch and then spent time at a local Nature Museum where we got to experience the "Talking Tree." The kids all sit around a make shift "play" campfire as if they were camping in the woods. Then ole Mr. Tree wakes up. As the kids here the different animal sounds, Mr. Tree explains what kind of animal they are hearing and the characteristics of each. She and I both had fun!

If I was still working my 9-5, I would not be able to do such things. Being a stay at home working mom is great!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Working At Home For Stay At Home Moms

Working At Home For Stay At Home Moms
Copyright © Ann Williamson

Do you have young children at home and want to spend time with them during the day? Are you one of those moms that prefers to watch your kids as opposed to sending them to a daycare. If you answered yes, then being a stay at home mom is for you. But for some moms, this is not possible. They need to work so that they can make enough money to support their family. But luckily, there is a way around this. More so now than ever before, moms are working at home so that they can care for their kids while also making money.

There are two options available to you, if you want to be a stay at home mom that still works. First, you can ask your current employer if you can start working from home. This is a great thing to do if you think that you can successfully complete your job from your home office. But the fact of the matter is, that you may have a job that does not allow you to do this, and even if you do, your employer may not be too excited about the idea. There is no harm in asking though. Simply tell your employer what your situation is, and ask them if there is anyway around it.

For some people; however, transitioning their office job to their home is impossible. If you are one of those people, do not let your dreams of being a stay at home working mom fade away. Your other option is to start your own home based business. Does this sound like too much work for you? To most moms the answer is yes. Did you know though, that in many cases you can start a home based business without much stress or start up cost involved?

If you want to start your own business that you can run from home, there are several things you will need to do. First, do a lot of research. The best place to find information on a home based business is online. The reason for this is that the majority of home based businesses have something to do with the Internet. By researching this option online, you will be able to come up with the details and information that you need in order to get off to a successful start. Second, talk to people who are already building their own home based business. Ask questions. Find out what they did to get started and how they did it. Next, take advantage of free offers. The Internet is full of home based business opportunities and most will offer free trial periods.

Being a stay at home mom and still working is a definite possibility. There are thousand of moms all over the world who are taking advantage of this lifestyle and enjoying the flexibility that goes with it. There is no reason why you can’t be next.

In conclusion, being a stay at home working mom can give you the best of both worlds. As your business grows and you are becoming a successful home business entrepreneuer, you will also have the peace of mind in knowing that you are taking care of your children at the same time. Remember though, you need to do your “homework” first. Look into the options listed above so that you can enable yourself to stay at home with your kids, and make money at the same time.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Home Business Miracle

Funded Sponsoring Franchise System Is Revolutionizing the Home-Based Business Industry!
Copyright © Ann Williamson

More and more people are leaving the office grind behind to work at home. Whether downsized, outsourced, or sick and tired of cubicle hell, people like never before are saying goody bye to the corporate life and starting home-based businesses. One tool making it easy for a person to have a home-based business is the Internet. Along with the Internet, comes a diverse lot of income earning opportunities and people are jumping on board.

One Internet based product tapping into the home-based business market is the “Funded Sponsoring Franchise system.” Now, why would someone develop a product like a franchise? Because, franchises are soooooo successful. Think about it. When was the last time you saw a McDonalds or Subway fail? Chances are you haven't. Of course, there are key ingredients that are the basic components of ANY franchise. These ingredients are made up of providing customer service, taking orders and teaching others to provide quality customer service (training others). The reason a franchise system works is because it is duplicative. The process is simple. You provide customer service, take the order, and train new employees to do the same thing. Then repeat the same process. The system does the rest. People that buy into McDonalds or Subway know that they are buying into a simple process, a process that works time and time again. Get the picture? That is why they are so successful.

The same thing can be done with the “Funded Sponsoring Franchise” system. With this system, people know they are buying into a successful product. The reason it works is that it allows folks to make money without spending a dime to market. Now, how can this be possible? Well, I’ll tell you. This is where the “Funded” comes in. The system provides people with a low cost business opportunity that yields high value by consistently producing returns that can erase your expenses. Not only does the system create a never ending source of leads for you, but it also provides for residual income by constantly having something that the prospects will come in and purchase. You have a product which goes out and finds the prospects for you, weeds through them so you only have the serious prospects and then the retail product itself funds your advertising. Neat, huh? In return, you take those people and show them your business opportunity (the training part).

The Internet, print, and broadcast media are full of ads for great-sounding work at home opportunities. Sadly, the work at home industry is full of scam companies that advertise high income home-based jobs. Some ads are specific while others are vague and keep you in the dark about the exact nature of the pie in the sky venture.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Do your research before you plunge into any work at home opportunity. Talk with others who are working at home. Check out franchises or Internet opportunities with the Better Business Bureau. If an opportunity offers you a free trial, try it, but be sure you cancel within the specified time period if you decide the opportunity is not for you. Despite the scam artists, there are thousands of options in the work at home industry and one of them will suit you.

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