Saturday, February 27, 2010

Network Marketing and Making Money Online

When I was younger, somewhere in my teens, I was interested in trying to make money in some other way than going to work every day.

I found that some websites that let you get a free domain also had a way to sign up for putting ads on your website and getting paid if people clicked and bought something from them. I was a newbie at this, so I decided to sign up and try it out. I put ads everywhere I could find to check out my "shopping website". I put banner ads all down the page and hoped for the best, but my traffic never did any good. People don't want to visit a website that has nothing but banner ads on it, unless you have some kind of hook, so I gave up on this project.

A few years later, my best friend told me he had found a program called Quixtar and said it was a way to get yourself a better income. After learning all about it, I decided to give it a try. The problem was my parents were able to buy many of the things Quixtar sold at much cheaper prices in the store. Another problem was they only shipped the products once a week and not even to your house unless you made a certain amount of money per month with them. I never renewed my membership because it was starting to cost me more money than I could afford.

Many years went by without me getting into any more programs. Going to school full-time and working part-time to pay for it didn't leave me much time for this kind of thing.

After I met the love of my life and moved to Texas to be with her, things started to change a bit. within a couple of years of being here, the economy started getting worse and worse. Her job was affected and we started to realize that normal work was no longer a secure way of providing for your family. For years, people would tell you network marketing was a waste of time because it was not secure work. It depended on how many other people you could get to join you. "Working a 9-5 job full-time is the only way to live your life and be secure" is the mindset of many people in the world. This economic problem proved that was no longer true. People with established careers were being laid off by the millions. We needed another way to do this.

Last year, we started looking into ways of making money online. My wife came across many programs and some were not good for us. Some of them had sneaky ways of being sure you got charged more money before you could react to it. We kept on digging around though for the perfect program.

We tried iJango, but because the founder had such a bad history, the company was failing miserably. It was a good idea, but the leadership just was not there.

In August last year, we shifted to Peoplestring. This has so far has been the best program we signed up for. We have been disappointed in the lack of communication from the head office in what is going on with the business, but they do pay when they are supposed to. Promises of the program kept going unfulfilled, but at least we were able to make some money. We still have high hopes for Peoplestring but we realize it may take longer than we need it to get going full swing.

Through Peoplestring, we met some amazing leaders. These guys know the ins and outs of network marketing and opened our eyes to many ways of making it work. They have become good friends of ours and have helped us at every turn on how to make this work. My wife is working this stuff full-time, when she is able to, and I am working full-time at my job and taking care of things so she can get this working for us. We are hoping within a year, we will be done with the J.O.B. lifestyle and we will be our own bosses, financially free.

The team we are with is called Team IMG, which stands for "Insomnia Marketing Group". Right now we are pushing 2 programs, TrafficWave and LGN Prosperity. These 2 companies have a long track record of being true to their word and our team is growing very rapidly, so we think this could finally be the answer we have been searching for.

If you want a way to get out of your J.O.B. and be your own person, check us out, we are there all the time to help anyone who needs it, new or experienced in network marketing.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter 2010 continues for Texas

Yesterday, we got yet another winter storm for our area. This makes 4 snowstorms for an area that is usually lucky to get 1 per year. Must be that global warming *rolls eyes*.

We got another 2-3 inches of snow yesterday here. It was hard to tell exactly how much we received because much of it melted before the storm was actually over. Schools remained open but that was because it never really accumulated on the roads, just the grass.

Here is some quick video I took of the white landscape outside our house here in Granbury Texas.

So far this season we have gotten about 12-13 inches of snow, which is basically unheard of here in North Texas. I am glad the children got to experience this because they may never see this kind of thing again in their lifetimes.

We are hoping this was the last time it will snow here this year, because many of us are ready for it to start warming up again now. I have a feeling though that this year may be a bit cooler than usual, which is not unwelcome news since we had many days above 100 degrees last year during the summer. Time will tell, but I'll be sure to update here as we get further into the year.

I just hope we get a good storm season this spring. Last year was slow to start.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Taste of Spring, then Winter continues...

This has been a very unusual winter for us here in North Central Texas. It has been colder, and more snow than any winter in recent memory for this region. I have been here for almost 4 years so far and I can already tell this is not a normal pattern.

This evening, we have a bit of a taste of spring coming in the form of thunderstorms. This is the kind of weather I love to experience. It's entertaining and fun to watch the progression of the storms here in Texas. This is my passion for weather. Normal rain is boring to me, unless it is very heavy, or you add some lightning and thunder.

After this event this evening, it will be cooler again and by Tuesday, we have yet another risk of accumulating snows. It is a very good chance this time from a few days ahead, which is not normal since it is very tricky to predict snow in this area. A difference of a few miles could mean a couple of inches or not one flake of snow. We are border lined with the precipitation.

It will probably be a much lighter dusting of snow this time around compared to the several inches we got a week ago, but in this area of Texas, we normally get 1 snowfall per winter, and this one will make it 4 times, all spread out from Christmas Eve, to late February. We are all hoping this will be it, because spring is so close, but maybe this is indicating a cooler spring ahead, who knows?

The weather service has already issued a special statement to prepare people for what is coming. 2 inches of snow here in Texas, is like 10 inches in the northern states. It can shut things down very easily. We will have to wait and see what happens in the next couple of days. I will report back here with the way it all unfolds. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sometimes I get so tired

My life right now has its ups and downs. Right now, I probably have one of the best schedules at work, but many times i just wish I could sleep in. My shift is 5am-2pm Monday through Friday. Weekends and evenings off. This may not seem like something so special, but this is in a "big-box" retail store. Most people have rotating schedules, but mine is consistent. It lets me enjoy my family since now I am home when they are home.

My one good day to sleep in is now Saturday. Sunday I try to get up earlier, so I can be more ready to sleep Sunday night. Getting up at 4am for work means going to bed by 9:30 pm. My whole life so far I haven't had to go to sleep so early every day. I guess I am getting ready for retirement, when it's early to bed and early to rise hehe. It is very hard for me to go to sleep by 9:30pm. This leaves me a bit more tired each day and by Friday, by around 8pm I am ready to crash. It's a price to pay, but the evenings and weekends off deal is way too good to change things around. This is the kind of schedule I have been wanting for a long time now, so I can be home when family is home. I can live with being a little more sleepy each evening if it means being with my wife.

Family is all we truly have in life, enjoy it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Socialism in our schools...

After a cancelled school day on Friday February 12th, today the school had their valentines day parties to make up for the day they missed. My wife and I are very annoyed right now however at how the school deals with the giving out of Valentines cards, and I think this is now common in every school.

Our grandson is in second grade and he has a person in his class he really does not get along with. They fight a lot, get in trouble a lot, you just can't put them together. When it came time for making up his Valentines cards, we suggested he leave this boy out because they are not friends and we don't want him dealing with this other boy any longer. Every other person in the class had a card made up for Valentines Day.

Today, my wife gets a call from his teacher saying he is there in tears because he didn't make this one card out for the boy he doesn't like, and therefore, he can't take part in any gift exchanges in class. They do this so no child leaves in tears because they didn't get a card from someone, yet they put our grandson in tears for not being able to participate.

This has to be one of the dumbest rules for a class on Valentines Day. Even if you hate someone, you still have to give them a card in order to get one from your own friends? I remember when I was in elementary school and you never expected to get a card from everyone in class, that was part of the excitement. You wondered if you would get that card from the person you liked, or maybe from a secret admirer. That was the FUN of Valentines Day when I was a child. Now it just sucks. It's another type of socialism being taught to our children in school. Everyone is a winner, everyone is loved by everyone so we all get cards *gags*. This is just another way our children are being taught to think everyone is equal, when we all know damn well they are not.

We would love to make enough money so we can both quit our jobs and home school our grandson. This way he can be taught the way all American children should be taught, the way it was done originally. Things just keep going downhill for our way of life, makes me wonder what's next......

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow be gone!

This is perfect Texas weather for you. If you don't like the weather, wait till tomorrow. 2 days ago we had a record setting snowstorm. If you saw the area today you'd call me a liar. It's all gone!

There is a little snow left in some spots like in shaded areas on the ground, but other than that, the grass is green again. I was out driving today doing some errands, and the snow was melting so fast, there were rivers running down the roads and waterfalls running off the rooftops.

This is good though, because it really gets the ground a good soaking before it starts to get warm outside in another couple of months.

For a location we only normally see 1 snowy day per year, we have gotten at least 3 this season. What global warming?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snowmageddon Hits Texas

Ok, so it's not exactly Snowmageddon by many people's standards, but for this region, the snow that fell today is not something you see every year..... or every decade for that matter.

It started this morning before dawn as rain and snow mixed together here in Granbury. It didn't build up too much because it kept melting, however, for areas a little further north of us, the snow built up very rapidly. In Weatherford, about 20 minutes north of us, they have gotten close to 8 inches of snow and it is still coming down as I write this. Here in Granbury, where the snow stuck, I can see maybe about 2 inches so far.

Here is a short video I took of the snow falling here. This is something that you maybe see once per year here in this area of Texas, but so far this year, we have seen at least 3 mini-snowstorms.

After the sun goes down tonight, that is when the problems will start. It is going to be cold tonight, well below freezing, so all the roads will ice-up and we don't have a lot of equipment that can remove ice and snow from roads very well. I have to be in work for 5am tomorrow, it may be a "fun" drive, guess I better leave early.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pet Peeve's

Today I just wanted to talk about my 2 biggest pet peeves. These are things I see all the time these days and every time I do, it just annoys the heck out of me.

My first and probably biggest pet peeve is being directly lied to, especially by a reputable corporation. When things are promised to you by a certain date on the calendar, that day should NOT go by and have nothing happen.
This has happened many times. We get promised things by a certain date, that date comes and goes, and the item promised is never received. If you can't promise something by a certain day, just tell me the TRUTH. I respect someone a hundred times more if they just come to me and say "You know what? We are not sure when we can get that to you but we are working hard on getting it there soon." Why can't they just say that?
One other issue that goes hand-in-hand with this one is being "left in the dark." This is when there is a complete lack of communication about something important. At work, I have seen plans change repeatedly without anyone saying what the deal is. Some explanation can do wonders for morale.

My second pet peeve is when someone seriously thinks they are better than you and they flaunt it publicly. I just don't like this kind of attitude because it brings down the mood of people. There is no need to flaunt your strengths making everyone else look weak. There is nothing to gain from this and in many cases it actually is not true. Vanity is the devil's favorite sin. Help your colleagues be better at what they do rather than show them how much they suck at it and everyone wins.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Perfect World


No, I'm not talking about our real world. You all know it is FAR from perfect. I am actually talking about an MMORPG. What is unique about this one is it is a free to play or F2P Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (this is what MMORPG stands for by the way :P).

This game has great graphics. They really spent a while in making the game look visually appealing to players. This is important in a free game because you need a hook to make them look further. People have low expectations for free online games, so this helps in a big way. There is a definite Asian theme to the graphics and music, however the music is more modern and upbeat, but definitely Asian.

There are 4 different races to choose from and each one has 2 classes to play as. This results in 8 different classes or jobs to play the game as. From Mages, to Barbarians, to Rogues, all the classic types are here and each one has it's own strengths and weaknesses. Each class can also solo very well for the most part, but ones without healing magic may need to rest every few fights.

I have built myself up to level 18 and I am still very new to the game, but from what I have seen so far, this is a great choice if you want to play something but you don't have the money to play one of the more mainstream games like World of Warcraft, or Final Fantasy XI etc. There are many quests which really help you level and they break up the grind a bit as well.

Check out this game if you are looking for something new. You have nothing to lose.