3 Tips for Turning Your Hobby into a Money Machine

It all started as a result of schoolteacher Lori Lange looking for a way to stay home with her son.

Famous in her circle of friends for organizing themed dinner parties, Lori was continually being asked to share her recipes …

So she decided to start a food and entertainment blog where she posts recipes, party ideas, cooking experiences, diet suggestions and more.

Now ten years later, her recipegirl.com site gets as many as 1.8 million page views per month and earned her a subscription list of 24,000 people.

She’s also published a collection of recipes in “The Recipe Girl Cookbook,” has large companies such as Kraft and Gold Medal hiring her to develop recipes with their products, and gotten the opportunity to travel, doing tours such as a cheese-tasting tour of Europe and a culinary tour in Mexico.

“I’m making more than I ever would have teaching and I have the ability to travel, live where I want and do what I love, ” she says.

Sounds ideal doesn’t it? Making more than you ever thought possible…doing something you love…and having the freedom to do what you want, where you want and when you want.

It’s okay if recipes aren’t your thing. You can develop information products and resources about anything. About your business. About a hobby you love. About a subject you know a lot about.

The thing is…there must be thousands of recipe sites on the Internet. And I imagine many have come and gone in the ten years Lori’s has been around. Truth be told, whatever your topic or interest is, there’s a chance that other people are writing about it and making money.

So what makes a site like Lori’s build a substantial subscriber list and still be going strong ten years later?

Today I’ll discuss three things “Recipe Girl” does well that will help you create better information products…no matter what the format your info-product takes (books, webinars, speaking, coaching etc.)

Click here to continue reading…

See you next time…unless I figure out how to automate that too,

Darcy Juarez, “Queen of Automation”   

GKIC Director of Marketing

P.S. Do you have a hobby you’d like to turn into a money-making business? Or do you currently  offer info-products, but haven’t had a lot of luck attracting eager buyers? If so, then I have some good news for you.

This weekend only, you can get Dave Dee’s killer four-hour training that takes you step-by-step through how to create your own info-product FREE when you purchase Dan Kennedy’s Info-Product Recipe. It’s the perfect combination with Dave’s foolproof method and Dan’s recipe that gives you his closely guarded secrets and never before disclosed ingredients to creating information products that continue to sell year after year after year.

And while you will still be able to get Dan’s Info-Product Recipe after this weekend, Dave’s training is not for sale anywhere and will be locked away in the GKIC vault after midnight on Monday, February 24, 2014. So you’ll have to hurry. For more information or to get your copy, click here now or go to www.gkic.com/inforecipe

February 22, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Busy, busy this time of year between tax prep, shopping and of course taking care of my home business. But, I just had to take a moment, show down, and make the time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas or if you don’t celebrate Christmas, wish you the very best of holiday season and success in the new year.

Wes
www.WesWaddell.com and www.SpidersMarketingWeb.com

December 17, 2013

Start Your Own Candy Bouquet Business, It’s So Easy!

Candy Bouquet Books

Recently, Candy bouquets have become a popular gift together in addition to gift baskets. Many times, I saw an individual’s eyes sparkle when they received a candy bouquet. I can understand why.

Candy Arrangements are floral like edible creations that are not only beautiful but also delicious. People want to surprise their loved ones with unique gifts (not just box of sweets or flowers) and a candy bouquet is the answer. It makes a recipient feel really special. Almost all kids and adults love candy and always welcome candy bouquet gifts. Believe me, your candy bouquet gift will be a hit!

Candy Bouquet arrangements are the perfect gift for any occasion. For example, your sweetheart will be blown away if you give her or him Chocolate Roses instead of the usual bouquet of flowers for St. Valentine’s Day. A candy bouquet can be of any shape, size, color, or theme.

Candy Bouquets can be an amazing centerpiece for any party. People will not stop talking about it! If you want to be a hero of a party, create a candy bouquet centerpiece.

Here is one of my candy bouquets.

Click Here for Your Sweet Start!

November 3, 2013

The Greatest Financial Gift You Can Give to Your Children

The Greatest Financial Gift You Can Give to Your Children

By Tom Dyson, publisher, The Palm Beach Letter

I wrote this essay for your children and grandchildren.
You’ve probably heard about America’s huge debt load. The U.S. government’s financial obligations now exceed $663,000 per American family. This burden will fall on the youngest Americans.
It’s unethical. It’s unfortunate. But it’s the reality.
With this giant financial obligation bearing down on them, it’s critical that now – right now – your children and grandchildren learn about money and finance. They need to know the basic principles… like how to be independent, why debt is dangerous, and how to grow money.
They don’t teach finance in schools. If you don’t teach them this knowledge, no one will. They call this financial illiteracy.
If our children are financially illiterate, they have as much chance of survival as a swordsman in a gunfight. There will be no mercy for the financially illiterate in the future. It’s likely these people will live as indentured servants to the government and its creditors.
But if our kids have a grasp of finance and its basics – and they obey its laws – they will grow up rich. They will be in a position to help other Americans, too.
Below, you’ll find the three vital financial concepts all children need to understand. Please pass them on to your children and grandchildren as soon as you can. I have three young children… And these three concepts are my starting point for their financial education.
First of all, our kids must know that they are not entitled to money or wealth… or anything for that matter, even Christmas presents. They must earn money. I want my children to learn that they shouldn’t expect anything to be handed to them. I don’t want them to rely on the government for their livelihood, like many people do right now.
So many people treat money and prosperity as an entitlement. The government even calls its welfare programs "entitlements." This word – and what it represents – gets stamped into young people’s brains. Kids act as if they are somehow entitled to toys, video games, and cars. But why should they be? Just because they have parents, it doesn’t mean they should get everything they want… or anything at all, for that matter.
I plan to regularly remind my children of this when they are old enough to understand it. And I’m not going to pay my kids an allowance. An allowance would reinforce the sense of entitlement. They can make money by earning it: doing the dishes, making their beds, mowing the lawn… there are a million things. My wife and I will pay them for doing those things. But I’m not going to just give them money.
The second concept our children need to understand is debt. Debt is expensive. If you abuse it, it will destroy you. Like the entitlement mentality, debt is an enslaver. It robs you of your independence. I avoid debt in my personal life… and when I’m choosing investments.
The best way to illustrate the cost of debt is to calculate the total amount of interest the debt generates in dollars over the lifetime of the loan, instead of looking at the interest rate (like most people do). Once you look at it like that, you can see how expensive borrowing money really is.
For example, say you borrow $100,000 with a 30-year mortgage at 7%. Over 30 years, you’ll end up paying $140,000 in interest to the bank. In the end, you’re out $240,000 for a house that cost less than half that. Not a good deal.
The third thing our kids need to learn is the power of compound interest and the best way to harness it.
Compound interest is the most powerful force in finance. It is the force behind almost every fortune. The brilliant Richard Russell calls compound interest "The Royal Road to Riches." And it’s mathematically guaranteed.
Let’s say, for example, you have $100 earning 10% annual interest. At the end of a year, you’ll have $110. During the second year, you’ll earn interest on $110 instead of $100. In the third year, you’ll earn interest on $121… and so on. This is the power of compound interest. The numbers get enormous over time, simply because you’re earning interest on your interest.
Because time is the most important element in compounding, it’s an incredibly powerful idea for children to understand. They have the ultimate edge in the market: the time to compound over decades.
The stock market is the best place to earn compound interest. You buy companies that have 50 years or more of rising dividend payments ahead of them. Then you let the mathematics work.
As soon as my kids are old enough to understand some arithmetic, I am going to sit down with the classic compounding tables and show them which stocks they have to buy. I’ll use Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, and Philip Morris as examples.
Another very safe place to save and compound your money is our "Income for Life" strategy. It involves using a uniquely designed, dividend-paying, whole life insurance policy from a mutual life insurance company. This type of policy is one of America’s best-kept and most misunderstood secrets.
After that, assuming they have the discipline to follow through, they will get rich. There’s no doubt about it.
In sum, you have the responsibility to educate your kin about finance. If you don’t, no one else will, and they will suffer for it.
Encourage them to work hard and avoid the entitlement mentality. Teach them the power of compound interest and explain the dangers of debt.
If you do this, you will equip your kids and grandkids to survive financially in the difficult circumstances ahead. You’ll provide them with something that nobody can place a price on: the power of independence.

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> Marketing Review,Training — Wes @ 2:15 pm

October 23, 2013

DEWFlyin.com Gets New Social Website Design

Deer Park WA Municipal Airport just had their 1st Annual Fly in and recorded record crowds for any event in Town. I had the opportunity to attend and ran around with a smile from ear to ear all day. It was the first airshow I had been to in several years and the best show I had been to in more than 20 years. Being able to get up close and personal with the planes was totally the highlight for me.

beechstaggerwing-2-smWalking along the ramp and standing right on the side of the taxiway as they slowly taxied by was totally a thrill.

That personal feeling and welcome attitude made a real impression on thousands of people that attended and left me thinking… shouldn’t our websites do the same thing? Imagine how much longer your prospective and current clients would stick around your site if it made them feel welcomed and at home?

It was with that idea that we set about a brand new design and feel on the Deer Park Municipal Airport Fly-in website at: www.DEWFlyin.com

Check it out and let us know how we did.

Happy Flying!

Wes Waddell

www.WesWaddell.com

> Marketing Review,Training — Wes @ 12:15 pm

July 26, 2013

Can You Really Just Watch a Video, Make Cash…?

Hey Marketing Friend,

Have you seen this yet?

http://5minutemogul.net/151479

It sounds like a pretty insane new system for making money online where everyone gets paid, GUARANTEED…

I’m on day 2 now of trying it out without spending one single cent! Want to try it too?

Kimball Roundy is the guy who put it together, he’s built some of the most successful online systems that have ever been online.

My status so far is quite a few signups without working too hard, but still just getting started. Of course, it’s only day 2 so what do you expect? Nobody said it was with no effort at all that you find success.

It’s pretty cool how Kimball designed the whole idea and put the technology together to virtually GUARANTEE that anyone who joins will get paid… I’m getting excited to see how it really works.

The process is that even if you’re the last person to join and never refer anyone… (as long as you spend some money on products) Of course you make a lot of $ if you do refer people, but it’s cool that you don’t HAVE to

Of course if you plan on doing this with no cash output to start, then referrals is what is required.

That’s where this message comes in and where you can help me out most.

It’s pretty crazy, and you owe it to yourself and your family to at least check it out.

http://5minutemogul.com/151479

Let me know what you think?

Wes

June 13, 2013

Watch a Video, Make Money Online! Can it Really Be That Easy?

Hey,

Check this out http://5minutemogul.com/151479

It’s a pretty insane new system for making money online…

The most exciting part os that EVERYONE gets paid! Even if you’re the last person to join and never recruit anyone…

GUARANTEED!

Kimball Roundy is the guy who put it together, he’s built some of the most successful online systems that have ever been online.

It’s pretty crazy, you should check it out.

http://5minutemogul.com/151479

Let me know what you think?

June 12, 2013

Is Your Email Account Is In Jeapordy of Being SHUT DOWN!?

Your Email Account Is In Jeopardy of Being SHUT DOWN!

This is a similar subject line that thousands of Internet
Marketers and small business owners are seeing week in and
week out with their email service providers.

In some cases, they're getting a warning first, and in other
cases, their accounts are being frozen in an instant. 

- Emails can't go out...
- Opt-in pages don't work... 
- They can't even login to their account to download THEIR
OWN SUBSCRIBERS...

That's just the tip of the iceberg!

It's happening to brand new marketers and seasoned pros that
have been in the business for a decade! 

It COULD happen to you, if you're using a 3rd party ESP to
send your emails!

So why is this happening? 

There are a few reasons...

1. ESPs are tightening up requirements 
It doesn't matter if you've been perfect up till now... they
may be LOOKING for an excuse to let you go

2. Complaints from users 
We recently tested 4009 email addresses at a WELL-KNOWN ESP.
We got 4 complaints and were put on warning!

DID YOU KNOW???
Over 47% of all subscribers use the "Spam" button to
unsubscribe instead of clicking on the link? 

3. Spam Trap Hits
This is a little shady here... Many of the ESPs are lumping
honeypots in with spam traps. Honeypots are email addresses
that essentially went out of service and have been converted
to traps to catch people that don't regularly clean out
their list. 

The problem is... if you've had a valid subscriber - even
someone who double opted in - and they abandoned an email
address, it could later be converted to a spam trap and just
like that... you're shut down. 

These are just a few of the TOP reasons why ESPs are
shutting down marketers like you and me...

The kicker is that you TRUST them with your most valuable
asset, your list! 

And in many cases, I'll bet you're not even regularly
backing up your list... So if they should ever lock you out
of your account, you'd be dead in the water!

Here's the solution:
1. Buy your OWN email software (the one I use and highly recommend is
arpReach)
-> (arpReach)

2. Have it installed on your server/website.

3. Quit WORRYING that you'll wind up another statistic... 

Check it out now before it's too late and you're a victim of
your current email service provider!
Learn the Facts Here!

May 17, 2012