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FlareCopter | Getting On A Different Path | Home Based Biz Ops

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It seems Home Based Biz Ops are a dime a dozen and quite frankly many of them suck. There has bee a lot of trial and error for me as a home based business entrepreneur.

As I start to write this I realize it has been quite some time since I last posted on this site and much has changed so allow me to bring you up to date.

First of all when I started with FlareCopter I was located in New York City. I and my partner now reside in Florida. We came here for the winter and it was just so beautiful we decided to stay. In the process of this geographical change much has changed with our business model. While much has changed one thing has remained constant and that is the cash flow provided by FlareCopter.

Cash Flow Is Necessary For Your Home Based Business

Many people start their home based business with a few misconceptions. Maybe the biggest is buying into the lie that is told by almost every marketer on the planet which is “This won’t cost you a thing or much”.

That is a flat out lie. I am not sure where people got the idea and began to believe the idea that there is a free lunch but it is not true. Perhaps it is from years of watching our government do exactly that, putting in no effort and getting rewarded for it, but we don’t own our own printing press and the political side of that is for another day. Suffice it to say that mere mortals actually must put forth effort and their own money to get results.

If you are not willing to engage your time, effort and money in this then don’t even get started or you will lose much of each.

Having said that there are ways to maximize all of the above and FlareCopter is one of those ways. I am not saying it is the only way but it is the way that is working for me. Allow me to explain and give a few examples.

Things You Need To Possess To Start Home Based Biz Ops

The first thing you need is desire and it must be unquenchable. If you think you are going to give half an effort and get a full result then you are kidding yourself and yet I see this all the time.

It comes in the form of believing the mopes selling the systems that tell you all you have to do is push this “Magic Button” and riches will be yours. You must get this idea out of your head. If it were that simple then everyone would work for themselves.

So assuming you have the desire the next thing you need is time. This may be the most crucial element. Given enough time you will succeed no matter how many mistakes you make.Ever heard the saying “Even a blind squirrel finds a few nuts every now and then?” Given time your efforts will pay off. Period!

The problem is that most of us have a shortage of time already. What with working to just do life and pay the bills that takes at least 40 hours not including travel time. So you are left with putting in a 12-15 hour day and sometimes more or finding a way to make more money in less time which is why most of us want to try home based biz ops in the first place.

This is where FlareCopter comes in to the picture for me. It allows me to work 2-3 hours per day, 5 or 6 days a week and replace the income I used to make working 60-70 hours a week. In fact it has not only replaced that income but exceeded it.

While the income is awesome the real reward is the time it frees up for me to pursue my longer term goals. To recap those goals are as follows:

  • Build a list of like minded people to network with
  • Rank my websites to build passive income
  • Partner with like minded people in various business opportunities
  • Do all of this with the goal of decreasing my time spent working as time goes on

Imagine if you could take your 40 hour work week and compress it into a 10-15 hour week and make the same money you were making before? This takes the pressure off you when starting a home based business which brings me to the  next thing you must possess and that is effort.

Realistically how much effort can you bring to home based biz ops if you are already working a 40+ hour work week?

Maybe you can put another 20 hours in a week to build your opportunity but for how long before you explode or your family does? This is the main reason most people fail. It is not for lack of desire. It is because you just do not have the time. Time is not something we are going to get more of so we have to be smarter about how we use our time. We must maximize the amount of time we have. This is where ROI (Return On Investment) comes in.

If I can go sell FlareCopters and work 3 hours a day and make $300.00, and I do regularly, then that leaves me another 5 hours to focus my desire on home based biz ops. But if I am already working an 8 hour day I need to work a 13 hour day to get the same results.

How long can you work 13 hours a day before you explode?

This truly is the reason most people fail. But something that also contributes to the failure is the by-product of this which is fear. See it is a catch 22. Let’s say you cut back your hours at your current J.O.B. (Just Over Broke)…well…you are gonna make less money and that leaves you less money to put at risk. Fear of failing will cause you to not try the things you need to because you are just not sure and you can not afford to be wrong or the bills don’t get paid. This is a very real fear, a valid fear and quite simply reality.

It is actually an advantage when you are starting and have nothing to lose but most of us are not in that position. Most of us do have something to lose and other people counting on us and our ability to provide.

This is the thing most leader’s in the Home Based Business market fail to acknowledge. To them it is some sort of weakness to deal with the reality of having to pay your mortgage. Their attitude is just don’t let anything stop you. For some that may work but for most it is just not an option.

This brings me to the third thing you need and that is quite simply money. This idea that you can start a business for $50.00 and never spend a dime to grow it is absolute rubbish and this idea needs to be abolished. It is not fair to the Home Based Biz Ops reputation and not fair to people trying to start their own home based business. So I will say it out loud and if you want to click off this website to find someone that will blow sunshine up your ass then so be it.

It is going to take an investment of real cash to grow your business!

The Truth About Home Based Biz Ops

Here is an example of dishonest marketing:

Empower Network tells you that for $25.00 you can start your own home based business. Maybe you can to get their up front initial fee paid. What they forget to tell you is that to completely follow their plan will cost you thousands of dollars in upgrades and their whole program is based on paid advertising. Obviously paid advertising is not free.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this is a bad program. I am saying it does not cost only $25.00 and in fact costs much more if you want to be successful.

So as not to single out Empower Network I will give you another example. There is another company out there advertising a 21-Step System and supposedly you can start for Free. Of course only after you pay the $49.00 application fee. They guarantee that if you do not make a profit with-in 30 days they will pay you $500.00. Sounds pretty good right? Problem is that Step-6 in their 21-Step System calls for you to invest another $1000.00+ for additional material and without it you can not complete the rest of the steps. In my opinion this is one of the most scandalous frauds I have see but apparently none of this is illegal because it happens all the time.

The main point is that it takes money to make money and if you believe otherwise you will fall victim to many of these “Businesses”. Another point is that these marketer’s would not sell their wares in that fashion if they did not know that people believed it. So take off the blind fold and deal with reality. If you want to make money you are going to have to spend some.

FlareCopter has solved the 3 main problems I was faced with Time, Effort and Money. I am not saying it is the only way to go but I am saying it has worked for me. If you want to learn more you can email me at glenn@flarecopter.com and I will be happy to speak with you.

To Your Success,

Curtis Group Inc / Home Based Biz Ops

 

Ad Media Profit Review – Alert

Ad Media Profit Review – Update

Ad Media Profit Review

Sorry Folks, I may have laid an egg on this one. I am recommending to my team to hold off on any more funding of this program until they get a few things ironed out. Please understand I am not saying this won’t work out, I am only saying for now let’s use some caution. Sometimes these short-term programs blow up out of the gate but when they go good they go very good indeed.

As an example, about 18 months ago I pulled 18K out of a program I had a little over 2K in placements. That is not the only time. I also in the last year pulled almost 9K out of a program I put a little over 500 dollars into. Collectively I have earned way more than I have lost.

The thing to remember with companies like Ad Media Profit and for that matter Ad Click Express, another revenue share program we like, is that they can be very volatile and you have to spread yourself out if you are going to play this game. A few of them will work and work big but several are going to blow up in your face. That is why you buy a few of these and spread your risk.

Having said all that, I am not walking away from Ad Media Profit, I am just suggesting caution. Back to my story of how I pulled 18K out of one opportunity. Since then this opportunity looked like it was going to die an ugly death and yet now it looks like it may be coming back for another run and yes I am building a new position so if it pays off again it will add to my profits.

So for now just hang tight with this and in the meantime continue to spread your risk. That is the key to having success with the short term stuff. Hope this update helps.

 

Flare Copter – Generating Cash Flow

Flare Copter For Cash Flow

Flare CopterIf you had told me 30 days ago that I would have made a profit of…I don’t know…at least 5 thousand dollars selling a novelty toy called Flare Copter I would have laughed at you and yet that is exactly what has happened. Oh and if you think I worked hard for it you would be very mistaken. Today I am going to show you exactly what I am doing to generate this money and just how easy it is.

For a minute I am going to digress and give you a little back story. About a month and a half ago now my friend came to me with this, what I thought, ridiculous idea. I indulged him because he sent me 100 pieces of this product for Free. Told me to pay for them after I sold them. I think…pretty bold statement. But this guy is not only a business associate but a friend and so I say why not?

To be honest I had no idea this was coming. I was on the ropes, waiting tables in a restaurant and wondering how the pieces were going to come together. Mind you, I knew they would but was secure in the idea that this might take a minute to get back on top…lol. And then came along Flare Copter. To say this is a game changer would be an understatement.

Seriously not everyone could do this. Actually anyone could do this but many will think they can’t. They are wrong. Essentially I go out most nights for 2-3 hours and play with an LED Toy called Flare Copter. It is amazingly cool and fun to play with and I make much more money playing than I ever made working.

I don’t sell Flare Copter. I demonstrate it! That is all I do. When I shoot it into the air people are amazed. I mean it shoots 100-150 feet into the air like a rocket and then floats back down to the ground like a parachute, all the while lit up like fireworks. It is totally cool. Based on sales volume I am not the only one that thinks so.

Does Flare Copter Have Staying Power?

Listen I know you have heard it a thousand times before but if you really want some freedom to build your home based business then you are going to have to find a way to replace your income without having a full time job. The thing is that I am finding is that Flare Copter is not just a cash flow generator but is in fact a monster on the verge of going viral. In the first 30 days my partner and I generated over 5K in profits each and this month we expect to bank over 20K each. That is phenomenal growth. Frankly, at least for now, there is no end in site.

If you decide to develop a Flare Copter distributorship there are several things to consider.

  • The Margins are huge on Flare Copter

Once you are buying in large quantities your cost drop all the way under $2.00 per 3 pack. You can sell each 3 pack for $10.00. That’s better than a 500% mark up. This leaves you many options including developing your own distributorship and having other sellers under you.

To give you the idea of how powerful that is I want to give you a real life example. As my partner and I have been out demonstrating Flare Copter we have engaged many people who have shown an interest in demonstrating Flare Copter themselves. Those people already account for about $600.00 in profit to me and my partner each for just being a conduit. You can do this too. That is how large the margins are.

What started out as a way to generate cash flow is quickly turning into an opportunity to hit a home run. This toy has the potential to have longevity and to saturate the market would be impossible as there will always be more kids and the product itself will not last forever and so there will be repurchases.

  • You are In At The Start for Flare Copter

It’s kind of funny. Flare Copter is in many places around the world but for some reason just made it to the US in the last couple of years. Thing is nobody has really taken advantage of it yet. Frankly that is surprising. When you see the response you get from people it seems like this would have taken the US market by storm but no one has really, as of yet, capitalized on this. Sometimes the simplest ideas are overlooked and the idea of Flare Copter is simple. It is flat out fun to play with and I don’t care how old you are.

If the response in NYC is anything like the response you will see then this thing is going to go viral and when it does look out. Imagine being in front of that. The money to be made is enormous. We are not talking thousands we are talking at least hundreds of thousands if not millions.

I know I can’t sell you on this and I won’t but I will tell you if this kind of thing is for you…don’t miss this. There is a ton of money to be made.

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The Entrepreneurial Way – Home Based Business

Cash Flow So as we mentioned in the last article cash flow is critical to your success while building your home based business. The thing is sometimes the thing you think is going to just generate “cash flow” turns out to be something much bigger.

This brings me to the topic of discussion I want to have today and that is about one of the greatest skills the entrepreneur possesses and that is the ability to think quick, move on your feet and make things happen. The most vital skill of the entrepreneur is to be able to think on their feet and turn on a dime when necessary. Sometimes opportunities come up at the worst moment, or so it seems, but as it will often turn out this was the thing that became the Cornerstone of your success. I have recently come right up against this and it has caused me to have to move quickly, be creative and make some personal sacrifices and take more than a few chances but the payoff will be huge. My partner and I have already made way more than we invested.

Go Big or Go Home – Home Based Business

As you are all aware my main goal is to build my online presence and generate residual income by building a team of like minded people and a strong subscriber base that would all push towards the same goal at the same time. This remains my main focus but for a minute I have to move in another direction to, in the longer term, facilitate the growth of my long term projects.

So the other day I was talking about the importance of being able to generate cash flow to build your business without taking so much time to do it that you have no time left to build your actual business. Some would call it luck that I have found a simple solution to this challenge. I do not call it luck. A specific series of events occurred but they only occurred because I allowed myself the chance to make the connections necessary for this “lucky” thing to happen.

To recap, in my last post, I was talking about this idea that a good friend of mine gave me to make some cash to develop my business. He told me it would not take a ton of time and he was right. He also told me that it would replace the income I was making with half the work and he was right about that too. To tell you the truth he way understated the income potential of what he showed me. Honestly though this is not the point of this post. If you want to read that post you can find it Here

Having The Entrepreneurial Mindset

So this great opportunity comes up but I literally have to put the brakes on everything else to get it all organized set up so it can grow and grow it will. This thing that was just going to generate some quick cash flow made me a few thousand dollars already and I am only three weeks into it. I think that kind of result deserves some extra attention for a minute while I build it and then I can refocus back on the longer term projects.

The beauty of this is that these longer term projects are exactly that…longer term! I love MCA (Motor Club of America) and Get Weekly Paychecks and I will continue to grow these businesses on a consistent basis. In addition there are also a couple of other opportunities we recently have started to get involved with that I will be posting on our Biz Ops Page. None of that changes the fact that at this exact moment in time to reap the full benefit of this opportunity full energy will be required for a couple of months.

The beauty of it is that full attention in this instance means somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-30 hours a week. That leaves me a significant portion of time left to devote to my longer term goals. The thing is though is that you have to be quick on your feet.

You have got to be able to recognize the opportunity when it arises and when it does you must take action…even if you can not afford too. You must because that is what the entrepreneur does. Essentially if you are an entrepreneur then you know no other way to be.

To your continued success…

 

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Home Based Business Funding

Home Based Business Cash Flow

Home Based Business

The message of this article is that you will need cash flow for your home based business. It also needs to be a source of cash flow that does not take up so much of your time that you have none left over to build your business. This is going to take time and money. The Guru’s would have you believe otherwise. They would have you think that your mouse is attached to money and all you have to do is buy their $47.00 software which then turns out to be more like $200.00 with all the upgrades…”If you really want to be Successful”…lol…and then of course all you do is push the “Magic Button” and the money flies right out of your computer screen. I actually have an image of that somewhere in my computer.

So anyway that is not how it works. Building your home based business requires the same commitment to its growth that its offline counterpart needs. As I have mentioned before this is something that for some reason eluded my for quite some time. The problem is that building your business takes cash and oftentimes the necessary commitment to generating cash flow leaves you no time.

Let me give you a personal example. As I have mentioned before I really took a crash and burn over the last 12 months and had to rely on a job to pay my bills and not even all of them. So here I am working 50-60 hours a week at a job waiting tables and that left me little time to develop my business. Make no mistake I was still going to do it but it was going to take significantly longer unless I could devote more time to develop my home based business.

So to make a long story short, the other day I was talking with one of my long time associates and friend out in California. In the course of the conversation he asked me what I was doing to generate cash flow while I was building my business. I told him. He asked how much money I was making…I told him. Then he asked me if I would be interested in making a couple of hundred dollars a day for a few hours of work. Now understand I have known Greg for a few years and we have done business together and I really have a tremendous amount of respect for him and his wife so I paid attention.

My first thought when he told me what he was doing was that it could not be this simple. In reality I have come to find out that it is really that simple…lol.

I have a product that no one else has and I don’t even have to sell it. I literally get to play like a kid and get paid for it. When I say get paid I am not talking about ten bucks an hour paid. I am talking about 35-50 dollars per hour and that is when it is slow. Because of this increased cash flow I can replace my income and work about 15 hours a week instead of 45-50 hours per week and all of that extra time can now be devoted to my home based business, plus I have my freedom back to determine when, where and how often I work.

Cash Flow Needs For Your Home Based Business

So what is it that we need cash flow for? Well advertising of all sorts but advertising comes in many forms with many payment options and prices. There are many free options for advertising and they work but take time to set up. Realizing that your time is worth money even these are not free. Speaking specifically to paid options though there are still many to look at and frankly as you are learning you may lose some money.

Here is a short list of a few of your options for Paid Advertising

  • CPC
  • PPC
  • CPM
  • Solo Email Ads
  • AdWords
  • Ezine Advertising
  • Safelists
  • Traffic Exchanges (Premium Memberships) – Also have free options in exchange for viewing sites
  • Forum Advertising

In addition to that there are other costs involved with building your home based business such as the cost of the various programs you are trying to build. I have found that because of money constraints that many times I have left the party too soon and missed a great opportunity just because I was not generating enough money soon enough to cover my costs. Let’s face it and realize that in the beginning this is going to cost some money to maintain. Below is another short list of business expenses you will have on an on-going basis.

Other Home Based Business Expenses

  • Web Hosting
  • Purchasing Domains
  • Autoresponder
  • High Speed Internet
  • Office Expenses (Printer Ink, Paper etc…)
  • Educational Material

This is to name just a few additional expenses of running your home based business. I am not telling you this to scare you in any way but you have to understand that the same rule applies to your online business as would to an offline business, ie: if no one knows your pizza shop exists then you are not going to sell many pizza’s no matter how good it is.

So anyway the bottom line is you need cash flow for your home based business but you also need to be able to accomplish that in the shortest time possible so you have time left over to build your home based business. I think I have found an easy way to do just that. Having said that I am not going to go into a ton of detail on this post. If you want to know more then fill in the contact form and I will get back to you with the details.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

To Your Continued Success,

Glenn