Online Home Business, Internet Marketing and Network Marketing Success, Just Do It!

You’ve got to be in it…

To win it. I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard that saying before? It’s a saying in an ad campaign by the New York State Lottery. I don’t remember the exact words, but it was something like this; a dollar and a dream N.Y. State Lottery but, you have to be in it to win it!

I love that saying. I just feel that it’s directed to the people with the wrong people. Plus the first part of it (a dollar and a dream.) is so amazingly accurate. Because it’s directed towards the dreamers, that will spend their last dollar on a dream or winning millions of dollars. Nevertheless, this article is defiantly not about playing the lottery. But it is about winning and I would say that it’s about winning whatever it is, that you want.

It’s about winning in your online home based business, it’s about winning in network marketing and it’s about winning in life. It’s about you achieving whatever it is that you desire, just by doing. Taking consistent, positive action daily, towards achieving your desired outcome.

And with that, let me share my life experience with “being in it.” As a young karate student, I didn’t hold back and attended every class my teacher had to offer. Friday nights were fight night, and once a month he would have other karate schools come with their students and we would spare (fight) with the students from the many different schools.

My teacher would tell me; Joe, these guys are all higher ranking students and teachers, are you sure that you want to do this? Being the nut that I was, of course I would answer; yes Sensei. (teacher) Then I would gear up and spare against, green, brown and even black belt instructors and these guys and even the women would literally kick my butt. This went on for the first couple of years. The only thing that saved my neck was the fact that I did have some experience fighting and defending myself from being raised in the ghettos of the Bronx. But that just helped a little, these people were trained and well seasoned martial artist.

However, every lump I received was a gift. By the time I became a brown belt, which is one level before black belt, I was pretty much, untouchable by everybody in my division and many others higher up. Why? Because I did it, I was in it and I was in to win. Not only was I a great fighter, I also became the head instructor of the karate school and found one of the most rewarding roles of my life, I had become and still am Sensei Joe.

Now, back to business.

I’m a martial artist, and a former New York City construction worker. That never finished high school. So, what am I doing here writing articles? Doing It! That’s it. I’m in it, to win. I also am well versed in keyword research, search engine optimization, list building, email marketing social marketing and affiliate marketing just to mention a few of many new skills as an online entrepreneur that I have developed from just, doing it.

You don’t hear me saying; doing perfect. You hear me say; doing it and that’s it. Just do it. Look, I know that I’m not the best writer in the world, but I write. I write for you, but I most importantly I write for me. So I can become a better writer. And I am getting better and better with every article that I write. It’s just the way it is, its law. Can we do more? Yes we can, and yes I do. We can do much more. Many of which are described in my blog. However this is one of the foundations of my success. It can also become a very important part of your success. Now, nobody else can “just do It” for you but you. You have to do it.

I’m just going to finish off with one question for you. What did you do today, to bring you one step closer to achieving your goals?

Because the more you do, the closer you’ll come to achieve your goals. So if you do just a little bit every day, you will definitely achieve most of, if not all of your goals someday.

A little extra.

As I mentioned earlier; I’m not the greatest writer. So here is a quote from someone that is; The law of nature is, Do the thing, and you shall have the power; but they who do not the thing have not the power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

JosephDiego Diamante, a former New York City construction worker

Now a Current Internet Home Business Entrepreneur.

Specializing in Free Lead generation, through, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Blogging, Social marketing, list building and many more internet marketing strategies

Direct Mail Marketing is Hard Work, But the Rewards Are Amazing!

Direct mail for real estate investing is advertising targeted directly at consumers or businesses. The key is that the actual physical advertisement goes directly into the hands of the targeted person. There is nothing in the middle to distract the recipient, like a magazine, a newspaper or a radio.

In addition, good direct mail always includes a “call-to-action.” This means requesting that the recipient makes a phone call, sends an email or goes to a website for more information. Other forms of marketing often only spread the company’s word or message in a vague way.

The other advantage of direct mail real estate marketing is that you can track and measure the results. If you send out 1000 letters, and 100 people respond, you know you have achieved a 10% response rate.

Direct mail marketing requires effort.

Direct mail it not as easy as simply placing and ad in a newspaper or on a billboard. So, why try it? Because it works!

If you place an ad in a newspaper it’s nearly impossible to know how many people see it and what the effect is. But with direct mail you know exactly how many mailings you have sent out. And if your mailing has a low response rate you know you have to make changes the next time around. But if it’s a huge success you know you shouldn’t change a thing.

And the best reason of all to use direct mail? Because it’s created millionaires in many industries… including real estate investing.

If you follow the proven steps – the steps the pros have honed to a fine art over the last 50 years – direct mail is one of the best marketing methods available.

Direct mail marketing strategies for real estate investors:

1) Target your market – Choose your market and choose your customers. As cost effective as direct mail marketing is, it can be a waste of time and money if you spread your resources too thin and market to everyone. After all, one good lead is more valuable than 100 bad leads. The solution? Choose your target market, and get as much value out of that market as you possibly can.

2) Start small – Even the biggest companies test the waters by mailing to a small group before mailing out millions of sales letters. This is especially important for smaller real estate investors.

3) Continual follow up – Don’t just mail once and stop. Studies have shown that each time you make contact with a potential customer or client the more likely it is that you’ll make the sale. Don’t give up on the first try.

4) Never stop educating yourself about direct marketing – There are incredible resources out there: books, blogs and seminars about direct marketing for real estate investors. What worked last year might not work today in direct marketing, so you have to keep up on what the pros are saying about the subject. In short, the more you know the better off you are.

5) Test, test, test! – The best investors make it the top by continually learning, testing and improving their direct marketing campaigns. Use a spreadsheet or a simple database to keep track of your mailings and responses.

Possible target groups for direct mail marketing:

Bankruptcy – People going through a bankruptcy often need to get rid of their houses quickly. Check your local court documents for bankruptcy filings and names of contacts.

Divorce – Just as with bankruptcy, people going through divorce often want to unload their houses quickly.

Death – Estates with property, especially those divided among multiple heirs, often need to be liquidated quickly. Quick sales are often more important to the sellers than getting the highest price, so there can be great opportunities to get cheap real estate.

Pre-Foreclosure – Homeowners who are behind on their mortgages often would rather just sell their properties than go through a lengthy foreclosure process.

Delinquent taxes – Due to the power of the IRS and local and state governments, many homeowners are forced to sell their homes when they get behind on their taxes.

Direct mail marketing overview:

Be professional – Not only in your marketing but also in your manner when dealing with homeowners. Your marketing message should clearly communicate the benefits you are offering your customers.

Repeat, repeat, repeat – Remember, it takes multiple messages and multiple contacts for a seller to decide that you are “real” and pick up the phone to call you.

Always be positive – Don’t waste your time dismissing your competition or putting them down. Not only is this an advertisement for your competition, but it makes you look unprofessional and distracts from your message. Tell your clients why you are the best, and tell them why choosing you is the only logical choice.

How to remove grease stains out of your uniform

If you work as a chef, then you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your uniform, especially your chef coat or cook shirt, is getting grease stains on it. Although it can be a hassle, don’t worry!

One of the easiest ways to prevent grease stains from getting on your chef coat or shirt, is to wear a full-length chef apron over your uniform. This will not only protect your uniform, but also protect you from flames and heat as well as sharp objects while running around a busy kitchen.

If you do get any stains on your clothing however, the first thing to do is grab a piece of paper towel and some water. Make sure it’s lukewarm if possible. Start blotting your uniform with the wet paper towel in order to get rid of any excess oil or grease that may be on it. You can also use laundry detergent for this step, but make sure you don’t rub too hard when using soap because that will just ruin your clothes even more. After doing this step, take another dry part of the same piece of cloth and dry out what was left from the dampened one so no moisture remains behind.

If there are still greasy spots remaining after these steps have been taken, try mixing up baking soda with vinegar until you form a paste which you can apply to the stained area. You can either do this with a brush or your bare hands, but make sure you don’t use an old rag because it might get hard and greasy after drying out which will ruin whatever cloth you used for blotting before. After applying the paste, leave it on until air dries up completely (which could take around ten minutes). If there’s still grease stains left on your chef coat or shirt at that point in time, try using hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar since it has more degreasing abilities than vinegar does.

It is important to wash any stains off immediately because they can become permanent if left alone for a long time. You need to use an enzyme cleaner before washing your uniform in order to get rid of any dirt that might have been transferred onto it during the cooking process, especially when dealing with meat stains.