What Is Attraction Marketing?

A majority of online marketers when spewing all of their knowledge about attraction marketing, fling those words around not even considering whether they’re understood or not

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This is certainly not to put your ability to understand or putting your intelligence in question. When I first heard the term I automatically thought about looks. Of course after I thought about it for a while I began to appreciate what it really means.

Do you ever look back to when you were a kid how you constantly wanted to fit in. The kids who were physically adept, good at tetherball, soccer, tag etc or who “looked” cool were the “attractive” ones. They didn’t do anything to try to be attractive, they just inherently were.

All of the other kids wanted to be near them because they had what the other kids wanted. The celebrated kids became even more popular because not only were the kids attracted to them but were also following the crowd. Now the popular kids had two things going for them. The attraction factor and the fact that everyone else wanted to fit in.

I know a little female whose identity will remain anonymous because of the possible, albeit slim chance she will ever read this. At the time she was about 8 or 9 years old and her biggest resentment in life was that she didn’t have “any” friends. I think she had a set of twins for friends but it wasn’t enough.

I had a chance to watch her in action a couple of times as she was put into family and friend situations, get-togethers. The harder she tried the further away the other kids would get. She pushed herself on the other kids. She wanted to have a record, a story of friendship that is acquired over years… in about ten minutes.

“Do you like me?” was expressed more than once and was chiefly answered silently but with a look. It must have been very agonizing for her. I know it was for me.

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So you can relate to what I had to do. I had to rescue her. I had to inform her what was happening, what she was bringing on herself. I told her that what she was doing, trying to force herself on the other kids, was having the opposite effect. That just acting as herself and treating the other kids just the way she herself wanted to be treated and having an enjoyable time would get the desired result…in time.

I talked for an hour, pretty much saying the same words over and over again. Her face and her words finally said “Oh, I get it” and you could see the enthusiasm and anticipation bubbling up as she got ready to go “back into the ring”. I watched, feeling pretty clever about having “saved” her as she went back and…did exactly the same thing she was doing before.

Awareness of Attraction Marketing is really the same thing.

When I was originally introduced to Internet Marketing and for way too long after that I wanted to let EVERBODY know about my shot at freedom. At the time I was involved with a network marketing company. I would call people and set up a time to get together, expose to them the opportunity and then be completely confused as to why they didn’t get as excited as I was.

“I’ll think about it”. “I have to talk to my wife or husband first”. ————– You fill in the blank if you’ve been through it. I’d make myself feel better by saying well, they just make their decisions differently from me, they’ll come around.

It’s the next day or a couple of days later and I’ve just become that little girl. All of a sudden I can’t get anyone to answer the phone. Nobody will even come to the door. I’m hunting these people all over town and the harder I hunt the faster they run.

I just couldn’t understand why people, my friends, my family couldn’t see what I saw. Or why they didn’t want to improve their lot in life. Actually I still don’t understand that one. But that’s the way it is.

For as long as I can remember, since I was old enough to get a job, I haven’t been happy or satisfied with the status quo. 

How can anyone be satisfied with the fact that they are told what time to be at a certain place, whether or not they can go to lunch and how long to take for lunch.

They’re told how long they have to stay, if they have to stay past the normal quitting time. “But I have plans”. Doesn’t matter. Nothing in your life matters. Your boss’ needs matter. End of story.

Well those types of people, for the most part, will always be right where they are. There are a million and one reasons why these people choose to stay in their limited life situations and only they know what those reasons are. You don’t need to know. You just need to move on.

So, when it comes to online affiliate marketing you’ll become attractive to other people who have similar interests as you when you become like the person they want to be. You won’t have to find them. They’re already looking and at some point, they’ll find you.

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What Is FIRE Or Financial Independence Retire Early?

I’m 64, well almost and maybe a little slow and behind the times but it seems there’s been a movement going on for a few years called FIRE, an acronym which stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It’s mostly amongst millenials I think.

Sounds good to my way of thinking and the interests I have and write about on various platforms. Until…

You dig into it a little bit and realize there are two sides in this movement according to Robert Farrington of The College Investor, the “lean” and the “fat” movements and they are described just as you think they would be.

I’m a big believer in “to each his own” but the “lean” people are the majority of these movements at 80-90%.

The “leans” believe in frugality and minimalist living. In other words, spending as little as possible with no or little emphasis on earning more.

Now, am I the only one who thinks this is sort of the opposite way of thinking to Financial Independence Retire Early?

Back in the 1970’s, (yes I was there in a big wayJ), these kinds of people were called hippies.

I don’t have anything against people who are happy with their incomes and who like to watch their pennies and live frugally but…

Shouldn’t the “leans” section of the Financial Independence Retire Early movement have just started their own club? Maybe call it “The National Penny Pinchers” or “We Got Nothin’ and We’re Happy Damn It” clubs.

Maybe since most of the movement is young people, they’ll change their way of thinking as they get older. This is America and they can do and think whatever they want. I sincerely wish them the best in whatever they choose.

I just think God meant for us to LIVE and enjoy life to whatever extent makes us happy. It’s just that a lot of things which people consider making them happy involve money.

So we have to find a way to get to the point of having time and financial freedom to choose and do whatever that is that makes us happy as long as it doesn’t hurt or interfere with other people.

Since the turn of the 20th century and the industrial revolution we’ve been told we can find a nice employer who’ll let us work for 40 hours a week for 40 years and then we can retire and live off 50% of what we couldn’t live on when we were working.

The only people getting rich and being in a position of freedom are the employers. It’s great they’re getting rich but…

What about you?

I don’t know how old you are or what your situation is but I do think for most people building an internet business is the shortest way to freedom.

Now, I’m not talking about get rich quick scams because they are out there. But doing your due diligence and looking for trustworthy individuals to recommend pathways is definitely doable.

I’m not even telling you that you have to do a certain kind of business. If you already have a product or service or you’re very passionate about a certain area of life which can be monetized, all you have to do is learn how to market it on the internet.

I say “all you have to do” not to say it’s easy. There’s a learning curve involved. But hey, if I can learn this stuff, you can too.

If you don’t have a product, service or red hot passion for something, you can still have a business on the internet. Most people start out with affiliate marketing which, if you don’t know, is selling other people’s products or services for a commission on the deal. This can also be very lucrative.

I could give you some examples of the kind of money some affiliates are earning but you wouldn’t believe me and it would sound like hype. So if you’re so inclined you’ll find out for yourself at some point. So to the 10-20% of the Financial Independence Retire Early crowd, I’m on your side. You’re my kind of people. I’m in pursuit, not quite there yet, of that time and financial freedom. The more I do it the more I believe in it.

Will You Die or Run Out of Money First?

Some of the most common questions people have about retirement are questions like “do pensions run out” and “what happens if I run out of retirement money?”

First of all, the answers to those two questions respectively are, they can and you’re screwed. That might sound harsh but this is a serious subject and honest and straightforward answers are necessary.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say, I just don’t want to find myself in that position.

The good news is there is a way to get out of, or avoid it whether you’re in that position now or you want to make sure you avoid it in the future.

BUT! There is no magic wand and nobody is going to take care of you and do it for you. YOU have to do it yourself and it takes work. If that’s a four letter word you’re afraid of then look at the second answer in the second paragraph for your position in life.

Let’s say you would like or need to make $5000.00 a month for say 20 years. You would have to have about $1.7 million in your retirement funds to pull that off. That, of course, is if you didn’t do anything else when you stopped working.

How many people do you think are in that position? Are you? I don’t think too many people are in those shoes. So, they have to find another way or live in poverty for the rest of their lives.

Through not just this article but my website rogerdblackwell.com I have information about not just one way to avoid disaster in your later years, but several.

If you’re already passionate about something there may be a way to turn that interest into income. If you already have a product or an idea for a product we can guide you down that path too.

No passions or products? Get a chunk of other people’s passions and/or product’s income by affiliating yourself with them.

This is free training that I’m passing along to you that will teach you how to take advantage of the internet and the $2.5 trillion being spent every year on retail products.

You can use this training to show you the path to whatever floats your boat.

More importantly, to avoid the total disaster of the poverty train. You’re the only one who can do it. I don’t know anyone in their right mind who wants to even come close to running out of money in retirement. I don’t want to live frugally either. I want to live! That means total time and financial freedom.

Are You Tired of Living Paycheck To Paycheck?

You hear that term a lot lately don’t you? With the government shutdown there’s almost a million people who don’t even know when they’re getting their next check. I really feel for them.

Almost all of those people are, as most people in America, living paycheck to paycheck. What does that mean exactly anyway?

According to businessdictionary.com:

A term referring to a situation in which an individual must meet all financial obligations with current earnings from one pay cycle to the next. Individuals who live paycheck-to-paycheck typically have no significant liquid assets. This state of financial vulnerability may rapidly lead to insolvency in the event of job loss or unexpected expenses such as medical bills.

Paycheck To Paycheck Is No Way To Live

I must admit, that’s how I’ve lived for most of my life too. Although I’m not completely to the point of not having to worry about money any more, I’ve had a taste of what it’s like to have plenty of money on hand and let me tell you something…

it’s a much better place to be. Some people say money doesn’t bring you happiness. Maybe not but it sure beats not having it.

So, can you change that? Can you get yourself to the point of not having to live paycheck to paycheck? You can.

It’s simple. Not easy but simple. Not easy because it takes work and persistence. You have to be consistent at making a little bit of progress every day. Half the battle though is finding the right vehicle. I have a recommendation so keep reading.

I’ll be talking in general terms about an industry that, quite frankly, you would be crazy to not get involved with at this stage of your life. Its not just a business for baby boomers either, its for anyone who is not happy with the plan that has been thrown at you.

84% of New Businesses Today are Started By Baby Boomers

That stat is the result of a survey by a company called Guidant Financial, based in Bellevue, Washington. Their survey found that 84% of new business startups are by people between the ages of 40-60.

Now, granted those people don’t all fall in the baby boomer generation, but it’s pretty obvious that people are seeing the light and becoming much smarter in planning their futures.

Home Office Businesses vs Living Paycheck To Paycheck

There definitely was a time, which you already know when you could work for a company for 40 years or so and retire with a gold watch and a somewhat livable retirement. Those days are long gone for several reasons. People live much longer and companies can’t afford to support them for that long.

Companies and governments made retirement promises to people, to entice them to stay, that they found were just too expensive to live up to.

Realize also, if you’ve never thought about it, that a private company is owned by a person or persons and by working for them you are helping to make their dreams come true, to make them rich.

When you open your home office business, whether it’s a baby boomer business or not, you are entitled to tax benefits that wage earners are not. You don’t have to spend hundreds of thousands or even a million dollars to start your business. Those kinds of rates are related to buying a franchise. You can do that if you want to and you have the money but there are alternatives that cost much less.

How Much Money for A Home Office Business?

The kinds of business for baby boomers and anyone who is looking is the internet affiliate marketing business. As a baby boomer myself I chose to get involved.

Getting involved in an internet affiliate marketing business and having affiliate programs selling other people’s products is proving to be a very lucrative road to take for more and more people every day.

You can set yourself up in a home office business for less than $1000, in some cases a lot less. One thing to look out for though is be sure that whatever level you join at, you are eligible for ALL of the commissions and bonuses etc in the compensation plan.

Here’s Your Solution To Living Paycheck To Paycheck

I have done a lot of research on affiliate marketing companies and I strongly advise you to do your due diligence as well. There are resources online where you can read about affiliate programs and “how to” reviews.

Like I said earlier, as soon as you establish a home office business you will start holding on to more of your money. That is just the beginning of your new career in which you will be working towards the dreams of yourself and your family rather than making the dreams of someone else come true.

I want to warn you that none of the success you desire will come easily or if you don’t have a very strong “why” you are doing it. If your “why” is weak, your efforts and resolve to succeed will be weak too. What is your “why”? Think about it.

If you need an example, my “why” was 3 fold. I never did like working for someone else and wanted to be my own boss. (I’m the best boss I ever had:), I wanted to bring my wife home from her job; she is a very severe diabetic and should be in a position where she can be the safest she can be. The biggie of the biggies is “we want to do whatever we want to do whenever we want to do it”.

So the bottom line is if your reason is big and strong enough and you do your due diligence and have the will to succeed there’s no way you can fail.

The most important and exciting part of this baby boomer business plan is that with some affiliate programs the income you create is residual and will keep coming in even if you decide to stop working. In other words, work hard for 1-3 years or whatever it takes and then you can do whatever you want whenever you want to do it.

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Making Money After Retirement

The reasons people look up “making money after retirement” are many, probably as many as the words on this page. This article is about an alternative to working after retirement. Some people don’t have to work. They just want to stay busy. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people just don’t have the money to retire comfortably.

Looking For Retirement Help?

There’s another wide ranging question. What kind of retirement help are you looking for? I’m a baby boomer, born smack dab in the very middle of the era of 1946-1964. That would be 1955 and do you know what I did not do for most of my life? That’s right, think ahead and save money for retirement.

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Making Money After Retirement

I have a very strong feeling I’m not alone in that boat:) I don’t know exactly what the numbers are except I know they’re high. A very large number of people are not prepared to retire with no worries. If you’re one of the few people who have no money worries in your senior years and just want something to do, then working for something to do might work for you.

But even then, you won’t be able to control your own time. So you might want to pay attention to what I have to say as well. If the retirement help that you are looking for is a handout then I can’t help you. But I can help you to help yourself.

How to Earn Money in Retirement-Jobs for Retired People?

Just writing that sub headline made me shudder. Every day that goes by, it’s being proven over and over again that the 40 year plan doesn’t work. In fact I’ve revised the wording of the plan to say “work for 40 years to retire on 50% of what I can’t live on now”. You may have heard me say that before but I repeat it often because it’s not only important…it’s so true!

I like to work. I’ve always liked to work. I don’t like working for someone else. I’ve never liked working for someone else. To have a job and to have to work in your prime years is bad enough but then you want me to get another job after I retire? Count me out.

So here’s the bottom line for me (just in case I haven’t repeated myself enough yet:). I want to keep busy and I want to make enough money in order to have the time to do what the heck I want to do. Ok, that should get the point across:)

Listen, I know you are starting to get a little worried because that retirement date is drawing closer and closer. You may be 10, 5 or even 1 year away. Obviously the further away you are the better. You may have already retired and find it a struggle.

I found a better and faster way rather than looking for jobs for retired people. Why in the world would you want to subject yourself to that environment if there’s a possible alternative?

Let me just say that anything honest and respectable I salute. This is not meant to put down anyone who is at that retirement age and working at Wal Mart or a fast food restaurant. I’m just here to present an alternative. Not just an alternative but something that could exceed your wildest dreams of retirement.

How to Retire and Still Make Money

Haven’t you worked to make someone else rich long enough? The answer to your retirement worries is to start your own home business. I’m not talking about a franchise that costs hundreds of thousands or even a million dollars. I’m talking about a business you can start for very little money. You could change your whole remaining future, which could be a lot of years, with a 2-5 year business plan. Some people change their lives in a year.

Don’t expect to start hearing (reading:) a bunch of hype because that is not what I’m talking about. I’m not talking about any get rich quick schemes because, frankly, there is no such thing.

I’m talking about a legitimate business plan that you could work at, even work hard at for a time and not only earn a significant monthly income but an income that keeps coming in whether you decide to work or not. Once you build it up it’s relatively easy to maintain.

Working After Retirement?-Fuhget About It

You can start a business part time if you’re still working. Let’s say you’re 10 years away from retiring, you work a business plan for 1-3 years and retire even earlier than you had planned. What if you’re 5 years away? same thing. Two years away and you could create some spectacular timing. What if you’re already retired? Well, then you can work full time and get there even faster. You need something to do anyway, right?

One of the great things about having a home based business is the tax advantages. You could save a significant amount of money just on the tax savings.

Right now the economy is humming along pretty good. But you never know what’s going to happen when it comes to the economy from one year to the next. As you probably already know, there’s really only one thing, person you can count on and that’s the guy or gal looking back at you in the mirror.

Not only do you need to increase your income you need to have assets which are valuable. What I propose to you will not be for everybody for all sorts of reasons or should I say, excuses.

This article you are reading could change your life and your future in a very big way. It may not be for you. That’s ok too. I believe you are reading this article for a reason, don’t you? You certainly have nothing to lose by taking a look. Put your name and email in the box and stick around and learn something. It won’t kill ya, it just might be the answer to your prayers.

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Can I Still Fund My Future At My Age?

Have you waited too long to fund your future? The answer depends on what you’re willing to do about it and/or how old you are.

If you’re under 30 and doing work you love, that you’d (almost:) do for nothing , you can probably set up a financial plan that will provide you a pretty good retirement.

If you do fall into that category count yourself lucky, not because you’re still young but because the percentage of people who actually love what they do is very small.

The number of people who, maybe not hate but are dissatisfied with their job is around 70%. That’s a lot of unhappy people running around so they should be very motivated to change what they’re doing, right?

And that’s not even considering whether they make enough money to put away for retirement. Lots of people can’t even fund their lifestyle now, never mind funding their future.

A humorous, but not very funny when you think about, saying about retirement I heard some time ago was “how are you going to live on 50% of what you can’t live on now?”.

So What Can You Do To Fund Your Future?

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Have you ever heard someone say “if you have to ask how much it is, you probably can’t afford it”? Doesn’t “how much money do I need for retirement?” sort of sound like the same thing? I know that it really is a legitimate question and most people are just looking for a ballpark figure.

I think it’s fair to assume, or read into, the question that a lot, not all by any means, of the people are asking not only how much money do I need for retirement , but how do I make more?

Or when they ask that question on the internet they are saying that they already know they don’t or won’t have enough, I need to know how to earn more.

When you search on the internet using that question you are provided with a shipload of websites that are all basically saying the same thing; use a retirement calculator, add up what you think you’ll get from your retirement plan, add that to what you think your Social Security will be and voila!

Then some will actually tell you that you need to figure out what prices will be in the future, how much you’re spending now, how much you’re going to spend in the future and, I even read one that said plan on spending less than you do now because you need to plan to live on 80% of what you are living on now. Well how exciting and enticing is your retirement future with that kind of thinking?

If you are satisfied with that kind of limited thinking and living then you might as well stop reading now and go continue planning your poverty filled retirement. Seriously, if you’re anything like me, your dreams of funding your future don’t include counting pennies and applying for government assistance.

What Are You Willing To Do To Get Where You Want To Go?

Do you want to have “just enough” to retire, just enough to make it month to month? Or do you, and this is my motto, want “to do anything you want to do any time you want to do it”? Well, I know that’s kind of a no-brainer, so then the question becomes; what are you willing to do to get to that point?

If a good majority of the people who ask the question “how much money do I need for retirement?” aren’t also asking; how do I make more?, I’ll eat my hat (smile).

Fund Your Future

This is where we separate the men from the boys and the women from the girls. Have you ever considered your own business? Not a 10 or a 100 or a 500 thousand dollar franchise but just a simple home based business. Simple but potentially very lucrative, one you can start for under $1K.

There’s Not Only An Answer, It’s A Shortcut

There is an industry that has gone through some very long and strenuous growing pains but today is really coming in to its own.

That industry is top tier affiliate marketing and with the unprecedented number of people reaching the retirement age (baby boomers) and the uncertainty of the economy, people are looking at the industry and the opportunity with renewed vision and are more open to the possibilities than ever before.

Affiliate marketing is how most people start on the internet but you have to be careful. You don’t want to do all the setup work just to make nickels and dimes, which I’ve done. That’s why I say top tier affiliate marketing and not just affiliate marketing.

In top tier affiliate marketing the commissions are much bigger and therefore much more lucrative and desirable.

You can do some of the smaller commission affiliate marketing but it should be part of your plan, not all of it.

So the question of “how do I fund my future?” is legitimate. If you’re really serious about it, start exploring how you can make more. The more you make and the more you have the less you will be forced to ask that question. Do it right and you won’t have to worry about it anymore.

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