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How To Create Your Own Vision Board

We have a common expression “I’ll believe it when I see it”, but life really works the other way around – “you’ll see it happen when you believe it”.

Every accomplishment starts out with belief. You’ve got to believe that you have acquired what you desire before actually starting out. A vision board is a tool to help you believe and achieve your goals.

Here are easy steps to start your own vision board:

  1. Get yourself a plain, white board, approx 30″ wide. You can get it at your local office supplies store.
  2. Write down all your desires and goals on a notepad. This will help you in the gathering process.
  3. Now to gathering your “dreams” – Find any magazines where you can find pictures of your desires. Another good idea is to search on the web for images and simply print them out. You can type words of inspiration and print them out as well.
  4. In no particular order, glue your cut-outs on your board.
  5. Hang your vision board in a distance where you can simply role your eyes to see it.
  6. You don’t want to miss this step – you need to have intention, you need to visualize, you need to believe, you need to take positive action and be grateful with your current state, no matter how bad the circumstances are. Gratitude will defend you from any negativity.

Once your vision board’s up, you’ll soon attract the things you desire, you’ll be more open to opportunities and more.

Hope this post inspires you to create your own vision board.

Feel free to post any comments/feedback that you have, or post a link to your vision board photo if you’d like…

“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it”
— Marcus Aurelius

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The Home Business Lifestyle of Aurelius Tjin

So that’s my video tour of the apartment.

The point of this video was not to brag or boast, but to show you the potential of what an Internet marketing business can do for you. I want to show everyone that it is possible for anyone to get what they desire from an Internet business.

Buying this luxury apartment wasn’t easy – I had a real burning desire to succeed in this business. I overcame many obstacles and blockages throughout my venture, and still am, but faith, determination and a strong will had attracted what I desired.

I’m living proof of it, and I want to help you reach yours goals as much as I can from the products, tutorials and valuable information I’ll be sharing with you in the coming months and years.

Thanks for reading and watching this blog post.

Feel free to leave your comment/feedback in the comments field.

A big thanks to these people who have contributed to my success (a formal blog post will be posted soon):

Frank Bauer, Edmund Loh, Mike Filsaime, Doug Champigny, James Shramko, and the Warrior Forum

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When Outsourcing Goes Wrong

About eight months ago, I hired a programmer. This programmer, who I can’t name, worked on a software which I had assigned him to.  It was a software which would process my entire sales process, so I know that this kind of project would take time.

We both agreed on the requirements of the project, like how often to report to me, service fees etc. The programmer estimated the project to take 2 1/2 months, based on my requirements.
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Your Biggest Problem in Internet Marketing

UPDATE: I’ve compiled some of the most frequent problems and writing some reports based on these problems. Be on a look out for the release of these reports.

Here’s how it works…

You tell me your biggest problem in Internet marketing (your biggest).

I’ll create short but meaty 15-30 page reports based on your problems. This, of course, depends on the demand.

Your response will help me better answer your problems in greater detail.

A few things to note:

  • Be specific
  • Don’t expect me to make you rich
  • Be aware that I do have my own set of expertises, and they are: Graphics, traffic generation, creating products, list building, blogging, productivity, technical areas of setting up your website, joint-venturing and some copywriting. The fact is, I can’t be everything to everyone.
  • Every month I’ll release one or two new reports based on this campaign.

That’s all :)

Please post your “biggest problem” in the “comments” box.

Thanks in advance, and looking forward to hearing from you.

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Are You Making These Seven Common Grammatical Errors?


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One of the biggest mistakes of internet marketers relates to how they overlook the nuances of the language. Despite our developed expertise on SEO jargons and profound methods of internet marketing, we sometimes make the silliest grammatical errors making an otherwise fine web print go awry. Our efforts in marketing our content are futile if we cannot present them in readable form.

As web marketers and writers, we adapt a conversational tone to make readers understand our message perfectly. What we speak is what we write, and what our readers see is what they hear. I don’t mean to lecture, but this “dumbed-down” version of the written language can only go so far. When you cross the threshold of the frantic grammar police, you will start to lose credibility among your readers and subscribers.

Here are seven critical mistakes that we should avoid in our web prints:

1. There, Their, They’re

Playing with contractions is risky if you quickly type what you think. “There” is a multi-functional word that denotes a point, place or space. Since “there” is used as an adverb, noun, pronoun, or adjective, we woefully abuse the usage of the word making it a possessive pronoun (their) or as a contraction of “they are” (they’re).

Examples:

There – “Why are you going there?”
Their – “Without their help, we  can’t get this done”
They’re – “They’re going to the beach this afternoon”

2. Affect and Effect

It could be typo for some, but others make this mistake that stops the reader on its tracks. “Affect” is a verb while “effect” is a noun. Nouns and verbs have different usage. Verbs have a past tense (affected), while we usually put the word “the” before a noun (the effect). The difference in usage should serve as a hint when you encounter these words. Examples:

Affect – “The weather affected our summer holiday”
Effect –  “The effect was unbelievable”

3. Than, Then

“Than” is used to compare objects and ideas, while “then” is used to organize events chronologically. Examples:

Than – “Mary is prettier than Linda”
Then – “John’s going to do some shopping and then fill some gas on the way back”

4. Your, You’re

“Your” is a possessive pronoun just like “their”, while “you’re” is a contraction of “you are” just like “they’re”. Examples:

Your – “It’s your problem that you missed out”
You’re – “There’s thirty minutes to go and you’re still here”

5. Its, It’s

Like the point above, “its” is a possessive pronoun. “It’s” is a contraction of “it is”. Examples:

Its – “That dog is a Labrador but I don’t know its name”
It’s – “It’s fascinating how big the universe is”

6. You, Me, I

“You”, “Me”, and “I” are interchanged because the writer is sometimes confused with what he writes. “What can you do for I?” instead of “what can you do for me?” will bring a top quality content many notches down. The thing is, whether you say you and me or you and I, etc depends on whether these personal pronouns function as subjects OR objects in the sentence:

* You and I should go see Africa some time.
* Mrs Jones has said she wants to interview you and me.

Whatever happens, these words should not be interchanged since it is painful to read.

7. P.S. and P.P.S against P.S.S., P.P.S

Have you ever stumbled upon a salesletter or email where the writer uses P.S., P.S.S instead of P.S, P.P.S ?

When we want to add a section to our blogs or web copies, we add P.S. in the end of our articles for effect. However, some writers feel the need to put an extra “S” after the “P.S.” just to be cute. Strictly speaking, P.S. means post scriptum and P.P.S. means post post scriptum, which are critical elements of formal correspondence.

Everyone trips up once in a while. Even I had a fair share of nudges from my editor when I make the same mistakes. Most of these common hiccups can be fixed with careful proofreading and keen observation in finding these mistakes.

Remember that marketing and content go hand in hand. Marketing builds the flair, while content builds the substance.

Do you know of other common grammatical mistakes that we must avoid? Share it with us or give a shout out with your comments.