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James Holmes on The Tom Chenault Show Home Business Radio

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest host with my friend Tom Chenault of the Tom Chenault Show. It wasn’t my first time on the show and I am glad to say it won’t be my last either. Tom and I are working together to help people achieve their goals working from home by providing them with direct mentor-ship… maybe this would be right for you.

I wanted to provide you with the recording from last weeks show and provide you with the details for this Sunday also. Regardless if you are already building a home based business or just doing research in an effort to learn how to make a full-time income from home, the radio show will provide you with a ton of actionable content and inspiration to move forward in pursuit of your dreams. (To Read the Complete Post and Listen to the recordings of the show, click on the title link above)

The Online Ad Network Review and Recommendation

The Online Ad Network (TOAN) is an advertising platform owned by Brian Rooney who is also the co-founder of the the popular TrafficWave auto-responder. The Online Ad Network uses a worldwide network of websites to push the banner and text ads of its members on an unlimited basis for a relatively small monthly subscription.

As you likely know, I am a huge proponent of viral marketing and I believe banner advertising has evolved to be among the most powerful forms within this media segment. I am excited about TOAN because it allows its members to leverage banner and text advertising on an unlimited basis without the need to earn credits by reading ads.
Why Do I Recommend The Online Ad Network?

There are two core reasons I recommend TOAN and why I feel you should take action and join today for $1 for a 15 day trial. First, you get unlimited banner and text ads meaning you can add banners and text ads for an unlimited number of programs and achieve tens of thousands of monthly impressions.

Second, you receive placement in our 3×10 matrix allowing you to earn money by referring others to TOAN while benefiting from *spillover from me and my upline… so you can benefit financially even if you are not a great recruiter.

*Spillover is not guaranteed
Understanding the Benefits of a Simple System (To read the complete post and watch a short intro video click on the title link)

New Program Launches Can Be Good… Worldprofit is 18 Years Old Which is Great!

Wrapped up another Friday Worldprofit Bootcamp with George Kosch with a great appreciation for being with Worldprofit since May 2010. As I write this article I have enjoyed real profits for 28 straight months. The company is 18 years old, so it has a proven track record of success. Everyone gets giddy about new launches which I have no problem with, but what I get giddy about is quality and the value of businesses that are built to last.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I am a HUGE fan of the multiple income streams model and I work to master the model every day. Yes, I want to master the art of creating endless unique income streams.

My advice is that you should focus on one primary business and created automated sales funnels that create multiple congruent income steams to support a diverse and sustainable business.

I joined Worldprofit because it serves as the perfect traffic and lead generation program to support my primary business. Worldprofit is a training, traffic, and lead generation platform designed to help you leverage up any viable business you are building.

I wanted to provide another sneak peek behind the curtain to see a small part of what is available to you when you join me and my mentor-ship program in Worldprofit. In this video George Kosch reveals the core components of our system which evolves with new benefits and features every month. (Click on the Title Link above to read the complete article and watch the video)

The FTC Business Opportunity Rule… Facts Every Networker Must Know

The #1 topic of conversation the past two weeks on my web-conferences and forums has been the FTC, SEC, Zeek Rewards, and how to correctly evaluate business opportunity programs. I have made the comment several times that the Federal Government makes it all very clear in their rules and supporting documentation. In the end their intent is not to harm you as the entrepreneur, but rather to protect consumers and provide guidelines so that business owners remain compliant with the law.

I have previously posted articles concerning the FTC rules concerning website compliance and I certainly will continue to write on this topic in an effort to help you stay clear of the law. One of the keys to building a business that is sustainable is building it legally based on integrity within the rules and recruiting in an honest way.

I am not an attorney, so to share my opinions about the rules or offer my interpretation of the rules would provide little value for you. Therefore, I have decided to provide you with three crucial resources to help you better understand your obligations under the law.

1.) The Business Opportunity Rule Video

2.) The FTC Facts for Consumers PDF Document for immediate download

3.) A Summary of the Key Points (taken directly from the FTC)

Once you have watched the video, read both the PDF and the summary below… you will possess the knowledge to make better informed decisions about what program(s) to join and how to promote them with integrity.

Step 1. Watch the Video

The Business Opportunity Rule Overview and Key Provisions

Step 2. Download the PDF

Click on the link (no opt in required): FTC-FACTS-for-Consumers-PDF

Step 3. Understand the Following Facts

The disclosure document

Under the Rule, sellers have to give you a one-page disclosure document that offers five key pieces of information. Use the information in the disclosure document to fact-check what the seller tells you about the opportunity and what you find out from your own research.

The document has to:

  • identify the seller;
  • tell you about certain lawsuits or other legal actions involving the seller or its key personnel;
  • tell you if the seller has a cancellation or refund policy. If so, what are the terms of that policy?
  • say whether the seller is making an earnings claim. If so, the seller has to give you another document called an earnings claim statement; and
  • give you a list of references.

The Rule says that a seller has to give you the disclosure document at least seven days before you sign a contract or pay them anything. Use that time to check out the information in the disclosure document, including contacting references. Be aware that some questionable bizopp promoters have been known to name “insiders” who give glowing – but bogus – recommendations. Don’t just talk to the few people they suggest. Choose whom to contact. What if what the seller is telling you is different from what’s on the disclosure document or what you hear from another buyer? Step on the brake. An inconsistency could be a tell-tale sign of a bizopp rip-off.

In addition, the disclosure document has to be in the language the seller used to offer you the bizopp. If you discussed the deal in a language other than English, the document has to be in that language. Also, the seller has to make it clear that if you buy a business opportunity from them, your contact information will be given to prospective buyers in the future.

The earnings claim statement

What if the seller makes a claim about how much money a person can earn? Under the Rule, they have to give you a separate document that says in big type across the top: EARNINGS CLAIM STATEMENT REQUIRED BY LAW.

This document has to include:

  • the name of the person making the claim and the date;
  • the specifics of the claim;
  • the start and end date those earnings were achieved;
  • the number and percentage of people who got those results or better;
  • any information about those people that may differ from you – for example, the part of the country where they live; and
  • a statement that you can get written proof of the seller’s earning claims if you ask for it.

Since the Rule gives you the right to see written proof for the seller’s earnings claims, savvy buyers exercise that right and study those materials carefully. Compare that information to what the seller has told you about how much money people make. If the dollar amounts don’t line up, your best bet is to walk away. Like the disclosure document, the earnings claim statement has to be in the same language that the seller used to communicate with you.

Misleading claims

The revised Business Opportunity Rule spells out that certain practices are against the law. For example:

  • It’s illegal for bizopp sellers to say anything that contradicts what’s in their disclosure document and earnings statement.
  • Under the Rule, sellers can’t claim they’re offering you a job when they’re really promoting a business opportunity.
  • The Rule makes it illegal for sellers to misrepresent the nature of the investment – for example, to claim they’ll help you line up locations, outlets, accounts, or customers or that you’ll have an exclusive territory if it’s not true.

The revised Rule puts new protections in place for prospective buyers. But for added protection, take the time to find out what the Rule requires of sellers. Did they give you the disclosure document with the five key pieces of information? If they made earnings claims, did they give you a separate statement with the specifics? If you spot a seller who isn’t complying with the law, it’s a red flag: You could be in the cross hairs of a bizopp scammer.

  • What else can you do to add an extra layer of protection? Before you buy a business opportunity:
  • Study the disclosure document, the earnings claim statement, and the proposed contract.
  • Insist on seeing proof in writing for earnings claims, including statements like “Earn up to $10,000 a month!” Phrases like “up to” aren’t a way out for the seller. It’s an earning claim and it’s your right to demand proof.
  • Interview current owners of the seller’s business opportunity. Ask the tough questions – like if the information in the disclosure document matches their experience with the company.
  • Listen to sales presentations with a critical ear. They are – of course – trying to sell you something.
  • If a seller doesn’t give you the information you know they have to provide, walk away.
  • Consider getting professional advice. Ask a lawyer, accountant, or business advisor to read the paperwork before you sign.
  • Check out the seller with your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General’s Office, and the Better Business Bureau. Do a few internet searches by entering the company’s name and “complaint” or “scam.” You could get an eyeful. But be wary: No complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the company is legitimate. And scammers have been known to post phony testimonials online.

My Final Thoughts and Advice

In the end… it is your responsibility to understand the rules!

The network marketing, direct sales, and Internet Marketing professions all present a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in creating a part-time or full-time income. In my experience, the legitimate programs require work and consistent application of daily disciplines to achieve results. There are no shortcuts, so make a commitment to yourself.

When evaluating any business opportunity engage in a disciplined approach to due diligence, make sure you know the program is compliant and set-up to provide you with a fair chance of accomplishing your goals.

Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions and require the person recruiting you to measure up to the standards you would require of any professional.

Please feel free to post a comment below and share your thoughts and questions about the FTC Business Opportunity Rules and the experiences you have had within our profession.

I am here to help you succeed, please let me know how I can make a difference and impact your life!!

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How to Make $1,000 per Day the Lazy Way and Get Instant Cash Deposits

Learn how to take action on a simple 1-2-3 step formula designed to put instant deposits into your bank account working just a couple of hours per day… I call it the Lazy Guy or Lazy Girl method because you only need to invest about 2 hours of focused time each day.

I just finished attending a very truthful and powerful webinar conducted by David Wood the co-founder of Empower Network (EN). It created a huge sense of accountability and also produced a huge epiphany for me and I suspect that you will have a similar experience.

As I previously explained a couple of months ago when I posted my review of Empower Network, although I have known David for quite some time, I still evaluated EN just as I would any other income stream or business opportunity. The only regret I have is not getting involved on day one… you see I actually knew about this before it launched last year. The good news that these are still the early days as this is just getting started.

The best way to evaluate Empower Network for yourself is to register for this new and exclusive Webinar and take action if you feel Empower Network is right for you.

Here is the Webinar Registration link: http://123cashflowsystem.com

I don’t know if Empower Network would be good for you or not… I don’t know if you are looking for a primary program or adding another income stream? Either way, I think you will benefit from attending this Webinar regardless of your current position as you can apply these principles to any aspect of business or life.

I am here to help you succeed and sharing what is working for me is a great way to add value for you. Please feel free to post a comment below and connect with me personally if I can help you in anyway.

Have a blessed day!

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Special Invitation to Participate as a BETA CPA Offer with James Holmes

I am part of small group who is BETA testing an amazing CPA offer which converts a $6 purchase into $120 in income paid to you directly to you, which you can use for any purpose you choose… business or play!

I would advise that you use some of your new found commissions to fund your paid marketing strategies for whatever program you are building as your primary business. One of the best ways to experience exponential growth in your business is through investing in paid advertising.

This is an ideal way for you to create some fast marketing dollars to leverage.

This email is going out to my general list and shared on my blogs, so even if you are not on my personal team you can still come into our BETA group.

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Beware of the ‘Big Special Deal’ in Network Marketing a Lesson from Eric Worre

It would sound better if I told you that I have made great decisions 100% of the time during my four years in the home-based business industry. But as you know, I am all about keeping things real with you at all times. So, I must confess that I have fallen for the “big deal” twice and I am going to share those stories with you here. Before I do, I want to share a valuable lesson that I learned from my first network marketing mentor Eric Worre.

I entered into network marketing for the first time in 2008 with Agel Enterprises, where I met Eric Worre, Randy Gage, and Randy Schroeder… I know that is quite an impressive field leadership team. Early in my experience I flew to Los Angeles to attend an Agel event hosted by Eric Worre, during his opening comments he made a revealing statement that I remember as if I heard it just yesterday.

So what was the big revelation? Eric said “every time I hear about the ‘big special deal,’ I know that the end is near.”

I heard what was said but I didn’t really accept it as true, so along my journey over the past four years I have been seduced twice by the tempting and all too good to be true ‘opportunity’ and I want to share my experience with you to help you learn from my mistakes. (To read the complete article click on the think link above)

My 2 Year Anniversary as a Member of Worldprofit with Lessons Learned and Recommendations

I joined Worldprofit as a Platinum Member on May 10, 2010 and have enjoyed every day of my journey fully engaging with this community and it’s founders. This morning I was volunteering an hour in Worldprofit’s Live Business Center with Dr. Jeffrey Lant. While having a little fun bantering with Dr. Lant I realized that today is in fact my anniversary date marking my second year at Worldprofit… it has gone by very fast.

Dr. Lant asked me to share with the more than 200 people visiting the site what I had learned on my first two years. As I thought about that question I realized that the answer would take hours to complete, so I opted to share one key principle or topic of lessons learned from each of the three company founders. I thought it would be fitting to share my thoughts with you here in order to share the lessons and perhaps add value to help you grow your business. (To Read the Complete Post Click on the Title Link Above)

My First 60 Day Review of Dot Com Secrets

Last month I posted my first 30 day review of Dot Com Secrets X and I am happy to report that my personal results as well income from affiliate sales continues to be strong… I am very impressed with this program. Over the past few weeks I have received email inquires is from individuals interested in joining the program, but a little hesitant without getting personal attention to their questions. I am always glad to help, so just send me an email to: james@askjamesholmes.com

Today, I wanted to share a message I received over the weekend in order to help anyone who has the same questions as addressed in the email and my reply as follows.

Email from a visitor to this blog-site:

“hi, i would like to sign up for the 30 day trial but i need to know beforehand how much other expenses will i have. i am on a VERY LIMITED budget (i’m unemployed and broke). i see you mentioned paid solo ads, how much will this cost me and is it a must for the first 30 days? i have just enough money for the trial ($1), and joining an autoresponder (about $20), what else must i pay for?

also is it possible to make enough money the first 30 days so i can continue with the membership?”

My reply to my new friend:

Thank you for contacting me regarding Dot Com Secrets X. If you join from my links that follow, I will help you with both coupon codes for the solo ads (so there will be no added expense) and the link for Aweber’s auto-responder service will provide a 30 day trial for $1 for that as well. Therefore, your total 30 day expense will be $2 for everything.

Here are the links:

Join Dot Com Secrets X ($1 Trial): http://askjamesholmes.com/DotComSecrets

Join AWeber Auto-Responder ($1 Trial): http://lovemylist.aweber.com

Be sure to clear you browser cookies to ensure that you sign-up with the correct links.
After you have joined Dot Com Secrets X, send me an email with a copy of your receipt and I will send you ‘promo codes’ and a list of Solo Ad sites that will provide you will enough mailing credits to make sales to cover future monthly installments to both Dot Com Secrets X and AWeber.

Final thoughts on Dot Com Secrets X and Start-Up Cost

Russell Brunson has done a phenomenal job building a membership site that truly takes you by the hand and step by step teaches you exactly how to make money successfully online using proven traffic that converts to sales with offers that convert. Dot Com Secrets X is not a scam and you can certainly be up and running in your first month with an investment of $2 and a few hours of your time each of your first 4 weeks.

The skills and tactics you will learn during your trial month can be applied to promoting any quality product or service online with similar results. The program is comprehensive, easy to set-up and amazingly effective.

If you would like to take advantage of the same offer I made to the person noted above, simply sign-up and send me an email and I will take care of your immediately.

Multiple Streams of Income Model Explained (Free Video)

I recently presented an extensive training on my One 24 Profits ‘Multiple Income Streams’ model as a guest trainer for the webinar series hosted by Kay Brasher… it is a great community and event. Kay has done a great job attracting many of the top trainers in online marketing and the series has experienced tremendous growth in popularity.

I wanted to share a recording of the video and audio of this training session. If you have been trying to make real money online and have struggled to figure out how so many people are having success using systems, this webinar will be a true eye opener.

(To View the Complete Blog Post and Watch the Video… Click on the Title Link Above)