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Choose an online RSS Reader that’s free, fun, easy to access, easy to set up and has a search feature built in.

There are many choices of RSS Readers available. Some are free and some are services you must pay for. Some are completely online while others have software to download onto your computer.

Our suggestion is to keep your RSS Reader choice simple. Think about it for a moment, since you are going to be consuming Really Simple Syndicated content doesn’t it make sense to use a really simple tool to deliver the content you want to consume?

One of the leading RSS Readers with easy access, easy set up and built in search comes from our friends at Google. The Google Reader fits all the requirements for Secret #1. In addition to easy access (requires a Google account), point and click simple set up and a RSS feed search feature already built in, Google Reader is free and does not require a software download to enjoy all of the benefits.

Your Google Reader already has many of the features other RSS Readers will charge for.

What’s Working – What’s Not

Get rich quick schemes kind of evaporated in 2009. In 2010 and especially from this month forward, it’s all about building your business from the ground floor.

That includes looking at your online efforts from the perspective of a brick and mortar entrepreneur.

1) You want to know which titles you’ll wear in the business – will you just manage everyone working for you (meaning freelancers and service providers)?

2) Will you have a hands on approach to the graphics or content?

3) Will you oversee the marketing and advertising development for your products and let outsourced professionals handle all the rest?

You need a plan, and part of that plan is to evaluate each of your opportunities to see which business model would best suit your personal preferences and your financial needs.

It might be info product creator, software developer, service provider, membership site coordinator – there are many options for you to consider.

For the rest of 2010, you’ll want to look at things a bit differently.

Rules are being implemented left and right online and off that were never part of an earlier model.

So everything you do needs to be above the board.

Start with a niche that won’t get you into trouble.

Yes, some of them stand to help you make a fortune, but is it something where you’ll have a lot of trouble posting content online?

Then move on to what you can learn – and from whom.

1) Are there available resources to teach you about this marketing strategy?

2) Do the marketers teaching it have good reputations or will they be instructing you to “Do as I say and not as I do.”?

Go after something that’s ethical, provides you with enough happiness to get by on and the financial success you’re after.

Remember, it’s not all about the money.

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The Year You Finally Get Everything You Deserve?

Is The Year 2010 The Year You’ll Finally Succeed as an Internet Marketer?

What obstacles have been holding you back from achieving the kind of success you’ve always dreamed about for the last five months?

Do you even know what’s hurting your financial success? Not everyone does.

New marketers can tend to spin their wheels forever, running out of money in the process until one day they quit trying and leave the IM business frustrated and broke.

What I want you to do before this month is over is to slow down, reassess strategy and move cautiously for a few days. Now STOP trying any and all get rich quick schemes. Let go of them now or everything your working for will disappear.

If you’re still working a job, don’t quit until your Internet Marketing business is flourishing. That way you won’t be dealing with the stress of money and then grasp at straws as a last resort.

If now is the time to re-focus for where you want to be with your business at the end of 2010, start with a couple of questions similar to these…

Q: Do you love working one on one with people?

Q: Are you fond of writing and research?

Keep asking yourself questions to drill deeper in on what you really want.

Now as you learn, take baby steps to build your business the right way. Don’t go too fast or you may skip an important component that could make the difference between success and failure.

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I’ll Get Totally Focused… In a Minute!

One big problem I see from the folks who come to me for Internet Marketing advice is they just can’t seem to figure out what to do next.

Not only that, but their path(s) meander all over the place – from learning the latest PPC non-slapping techniques to how to launch new poducts and even working on an info product they can call their very own. Maybe an e-Book or something more ambitious?

Information overload is smacking us right between the eyes.

There are greener pastures though where overload stops if you’re willing to look at the rest of 2010 and make a FOCUSED plan now instead of jumping all over the place as you go along.

Part of that “One big problem” we talked about earlier is that we’re all kind of like kids in a candy store.

We’re looking at one bright shiny new object after another and aren’t really sure what they do anyway OR we already own more IM bright shiny objects than we can count.

How about we start right here and right now?

For the rest of 2010, let’s do better things!

Sit down and map out your plan month by month. Afterall, you only have 7 months to plan out instead of 12. How about we just get started on the rest of this month and next month? Imagine the possibilities.

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Look What’s Inside (candy-coated popcorn, peanuts & a prize)!

For your comfort and ease maybe you should take a look at what the future holds.

Join me for a quick glance at what the “Little Black Book of Internet Marketing Predictions 2010” has to show you.

If your life and business feels a little stuck because what you shot for in January is still out there somewhere trying to find you, then read on.

Here are topics and conversations we’ll explore in our series…

  • How’s Your social Marketing Thingy Working Out?
  • I’ll Get Totally focused… In a Minute!
  • Is the Internet Marketing Pie Still Big Enough?
  • Are My Info Product Days Numbered?
  • What’s New & Trending Around Info Products NOW?
  • ¿Habla español?
  • You Just Missed Mothers Day. What’s Seasonal Selling?
  • Is This the Year You Finally Get Everything You Deserve?
  • Strategies That Work & Don’t
  • What Coaching/Consulting Really Mean to Your Bottom Line

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Time Management & Tomatoes

Questions usually show up around business conversion sooner or later. One of the big ones asked and overheard on a regular basis is about what are good time management systems, tools etc.

For several years now I’ve run across a common thread in the time management tapestry. That common thread wraps around the core concept of timing tasks using some kind of count down mechanism telling you a certain amount of time has passed. Like an oven timer.

Until recently the name was a mystery to me.

Enter the Pomodoro Technique and common sense instructions on how to use the technique.

What I like is there’s finally a name for the set of tools surrounding what had only been a vague reference. That this set of free tools has been hanging around since 1993 or so also prompts a big thumbs up.

My own experience with Pomodoro is still a work in progress. While I enjoy the timed value for doing mundane tasks and assignments, I have difficulty stopping work on something I enjoy doing.

For another (more in depth) look give this blog post by Alyssa Gregory a read through. Good stuff.

Francisco Cirillo (the Pomodoro creator) has further insights on the current happenings around the technique on his blog. 

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Adventures In WordPress Land

Have you ever let something overwhelm you to the point you just plain stopped in your tracks?

Yes?

For the longest time I know I have. This blog is a perfect example of one of those “overwhelm” moments for me.

Even though I’ve been earning a living online for more than 3 years, this is my very first WordPress blog… and for most of the last 2 years this blog has sat idle collecting cyber-dust.

So what makes now the right time to blow off the dust, dig in and have some fun?

Especially after 2 years of only using the Liquid Life Solutions domain as a way to create affiliate link re-directs in my hosting account (if you don’t know what that means, ask. I’ll be happy to show you).

Simply this…

It is time.

Yes I know that may sound too simple and you’re thinking there’s got to be some other deeper more mysterious reason behind sudden inspiration.

Nope. None as far as I know right now.

However I’m open to the possibilities of what might surface as I work and play here in my new sandbox.

And yes. I’ll share as any those reasons show up (sounds like great topics for future posts).

You see, I’m finding “overwhelm” is overcome by just the doing of the activity. No matter how much we might regret or dread the task, or even what other “stuff” may be showing up in our lives on any given day.  

Want to learn with me? Great!

Then lets you and I have the adventure in WordPress Land. What do you think?

Let me know in the comments.

It is time.