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Make Money With Minimum Investment Using VoIP

Few decades back, it was believed that making money using internet is not possible. But, with a new domain of VoIP, it looks that the dream has come true with VoIP. It has offered a great opportunity for small and big companies as well. This means that not only can end users, but multi-national companies are also availing the benefits of it. After knowing the fact that VoIP has got a great potential in terms of making money, people are turning as VoIP resellers. These days, many known players of the industry are trying their hands in the same field. The users of PSTN services are switching over to IP telephony. IP telephony has a faster speed than PSTN, which is the reason of its popularity.

VoIP is an acronym for Voice over internet protocol that provides a cost-effective calling using internet. This facility of making internet calls provides users an opportunity to make free PC to PC and cheap PC to Phone calling. The best part is that one doesn’t requires to pay any installation fees or any other additional requirements. What you need to do is to have a computer system with you with a good internet connection. This way, you can look for the best suitable name to use. There are so many websites available on the web which are into the business of providing this easy and handy way to make international or national calling. You just have to choose what suits you the best and avail its value added services. There are end numbers of calling plans available on these portal in accordance with the destinations. Hence, it becomes even more easier for users to opt for his choice of plan that can suit his needs.

The cost-effective and no risk approach has led to VoIP reaching heights. This is the reason why we can find so many VoIP resellers coming across. This is because we don’t require to invest any huge amount as an investment. Anyone can a reseller and make money. Infact, this trend is already gaining huge popularity. So, those who are also thinking on the same line can try VoIP resellership.

Home Based Businesses – Why Do Most People Fail at It?

I’ve read many articles that tell how few of people succeed in Network Marketing or with their Home-Based Business.  While the numbers vary depending upon the source, it seems that around three to five percent succeed and the rest fail.  That means that 95 to 97% fail!  This is an extremely high failure rate for any kind of business.  Why does this happen?

While there are a number of reasons, here are the three that stand out in my mind.

  1. People are unwilling to take the time to learn new things.  This has several aspects to it.  In some cases, they don’t have a good mentor and this will quickly lead to failure.  But more often, it has to do with the motivation and willingness to learn.  Let’s face it, learning can be fun, but it can also be time consuming and hard.  In my case, even though I have done business and marketing for years, I quickly discovered when it came to building my own online marketing business, I had a lot to learn and fortunately for me, I had great mentors to point me in the right direction.   But even then, it took a significant time investment and a willingness to accept these new ideas.
  2. People don’t take action on what they learn.  Up above, I mentioned that learning can be hard.  It’s more than learning is fun, but doing something with that new learning is hard.  The first time you apply something new, you are going to feel clumsy and you are going to make mistakes, but that is the learning process.  You can’t be afraid of the effort it requires nor be afraid to make mistakes.  Because each time you do it, you’ll feel more comfortable and get better at it.
  3. People don’t persist.  My first attempt at doing Pay-Per-Click was a total failure.  At that point I could have decided that this wasn’t for me and quit, which is what most people would have done.  But instead I determined to persist and kept learning and improving until I had high Click-Through-Rates (CTR) and consistently ranked in the top half of the first search page for my keywords.  This persistence has lead to my success.

So what can you do to succeed with your business?  My recommendations are:

  1. Make sure you are part of a great team and have a great personal mentor.
  2. Be willing to learn everything you can from them.
  3. Take action (immediately) on everything that you learn.
  4. Persist even when it seems hard or that you are not making progress.

Now that I think about it, these are the keys to success in life, no matter what you are pursuing.

Zack, Miri, the P-Word and the Laws of Success

The “p-word” is Porno, and Zack and Miri, life long friends decided to make one. Busted and broke, Zack thinks it would be an easy to make a porno and make money. Miri thinks that if it were easy, everyone would do it. Zack raises the money, finds a studio, writes the script and together they select the cast. They are on a roll and ending their financial problems does seem easy, but before they shoot a scene, they lose their studio, props and investment. Miri was right…not so easy. This movie was not a tale of persistence or success, they never do make their porno and the best we can figure out is that they never do change their financial situation. Friends, Zack and Miri, do fall in love, but nothing else changes.

Their experience is true for so many who seek positive financial change in their lives, assume the change will be easy and rush, headlong, into disappointment.

Not everyone that I talk to about getting started in a home-based business gets started. In fact most don’t. I have learned over the years, that when a prospective business partner says no to me, what they are really saying is that there must be an easier way to make money. There must be an easier way to make money than sales, there must be an easier way to make money than marketing, there must be an easier way to make money than saving and investing, there must be an easier way to make money than taking classes at night to improve skills. There must be an easier way. Period.

As Zack and Miri found and most wealth seekers find: There isn’t. Faced with the harsh reality that there isn’t an easier way, wealth seekers either quit seeking wealth or they vow to acquire the necessary skill sets to gain and retain wealth. Few people choose the latter. The majority, never quite letting go of the misplaced belief that there must be an easier way, drift aimlessly from project to project, opportunity to opportunity becoming increasingly disillusioned with each failure.

Unfortunately few people ever make and complete the journey of wealth creation. According to the Tax Foundation’s July report of individual income tax data, ten percent of American households make over $100,000 per year. In their book, The Millionaire Next Door, Stanley and Danko indicate that the average household income of millionaires is $247,000.

When Stanley and Danko wrote their book, they focused on millionaires because they thought that many American households could attain that level of wealth within a single lifetime. “About 95 percent of millionaires in America have a net worth of between $1million and $10 million. Much of the discussion in this book centers on this segment of the population. Why focus on this group? Because this level of wealth can be attained in one generation. It can be attained by many Americans.”

Why do some succeed while others ultimately fail?

People who seek and ultimately gain wealth gain different skill sets from those who don’t. Napoleon Hill places Specialized Knowledge among the 15 required assets to create wealth in his book, Think and Grow Rich. How long does it take to acquire Specialized Knowledge or a new, usable, skill set? 1000 hours, according to Michael Masterson in his book, Automatic Wealth. That is roughly 2 years at 10 hours a week for the person who has a full-time job and is seeking to change his or her financial picture. So one must either gain Specialized Knowledge or align himself with one who has it. Every other success strategy or characteristic outlined in Napoleon Hill’s Books requires work to attain or practice. Desire, Self-Control, Autosuggestion, Faith and a Definite Aim, require daily practice. Forming a Mastermind group does not require daily practice, but it does require a commitment to that group, and it often does require rearrangements within social networks. That is changing the people you hang out with.

The Success Strategies are also known as Laws of Success. They are so called because they cannot be negotiated with, they simply are.

The irony is that without any knowledge of the Laws of Success, Zack and Miri employed them. They had a Definite Aim: to change their financial picture. Their living situation reinforced that aim daily. Their group of actors and camera-men became their Mastermind Group and their group became self-reinforcing facilitating Faith, Autosuggestion and Specialized Knowledge. Zack initially had Persistence and Imagination to overcome the setback of losing their equipment, set and props. But lost Self-Control and Persistence when he realized he loved Miri. Without knowing the Laws of Success, he used the Laws of Success. Without knowing the Laws of Success, he broke them. Breaking the Laws of Success will undo the plans of success as Zack discovered, because he never did achieve his Definite Aim: to change his financial picture.

The truth is that whether we acknowledge them or not, we live in a world governed by Laws, Rules and Regulations. Many of which we use without acknowledgment and many of which we break in ignorance. We take for granted that we can leave our home without floating away because gravity allows us to walk down the street. We understand that what goes up, must come down and that our best hope is to control the nature of the landing.

Such are the Laws of Success. They exist and they work no matter our state of awareness.