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               A Home-Based Business Online
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      November 6

                  Editor: Elena Fawkner
              Publisher: AHBBO Publishing
                
                 Contact By Email

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                     IN THIS ISSUE
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      1.   Welcome and Update from the Editor
      2.   Home Business Idea of the Week - Private
           Investigator
      3.   Online Business Idea of the Week - Temporary
           Help Agency
      4.   Article - Taming the Email Tiger
      5.   Telecommuting Openings
      6.   Guest Article - Why Do Most Network Marketers
           Fail?
      7.   Special Announcement - Give the Gift of Hope to
           Disadvantaged Children this Christmas
      8.   Freebies
      9.   This Week's Web Site Pick
      10.  Next Week
      12.  Subscription Management
      14.  Contact Information

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1.  Welcome and Update from the Editor
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Hello again and a warm welcome to all new subscribers!

I mentioned last week that I had received an enquiry from
Beverly (and Shiloh, her yellow lab guide-dog), wanting to
know if there were any reputable envelope-stuffing
opportunities available online and asked that any
subscribers who knew of such an opportunity pass it along.
Unfortunately, all of the responses I received, and my own
enquiries, all seem to support the view that these so-called
"opportunities" are nothing but a scam.

So, A Home-Based Business Online, rising to the challenge,
is now officially on a mission to find reputable, legitimate
home-based income-producing work (whether business
opportunities or "jobs") for those of you who just want a
way to make a little money on the side rather than launching
into a full-scale business of your own.  Starting next month,
I'll be featuring such opportunities on an occasional basis.
Because I will be personally researching and testing each of
these opportunities before I recommend them, I need a few
weeks to do some groundwork before getting Project
Moonlighting off the ground.

I would welcome your assistance with this project. If YOU
know of any LEGITIMATE money-making opportunities that fit
the bill, please let me know about them at
Contact By Email .

Special thanks go to Tom Koziol of
this week who has offered to try and help Beverly and her
group, the National Federation of the Blind of Greater Miami,
find suitable money-making opportunities.  While on the
subject of Tom, as many of you will know if you subscribe to
his Cashclique.com Dollar$ign Newsletter, Tom is working
with the IVE League's Christmas books-for-children charity.
I am proud to say that A Home-Based Business Online has also
joined forces with Cashclique.com and the IVE League to
promote this worthy cause.  You can help the IVE League give
the gift of hope to disadvantaged children this Christmas.
Full details are in section 7 below.

Remember, this newsletter is for YOU!  If you have comments
or suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed,
or would just like to share your experiences with other
subscribers, I want to hear from you!  Please send comments,
questions and stories to: Contact By Email

See you all again next week.

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                ** A Personal Endorsement **
                      by Elena Fawkner

I often receive email from visitors to the A Home-Based
Business Online website asking me how I got started in my
business and where I got my hands on all of the reports and
e-books and other resources I make freely available.

When I first started thinking seriously about starting an
online business, like many of you, I was overwhelmed by the
vast array of information and resources available to me.
Fortunately for me, I lucked out early.  I was referred to
a site that I was told would answer my every question and
meet my every need.  Skeptical by that time, I took a look
anyway.  At that stage I had spent probably $500 here and
there buying that e-book, this software, access to that
site.  I'm sure you've all been there.  You may still be
there.

Then I paid 50 bucks and became an Internet Marketing
Warrior. What I found in the Warriors Secret Site literally
took my breath away.  Here I had access to absolutely
everything I could possibly need and it was all FREE!  And
not just information for my own use, either.  There were
MANY resources such as reports and e-books that actually came
with full reprint and resell rights!

The reason I am writing this personal endorsement for this
issue of the newsletter is that I received an email from the
founder of the Warriors, Allen Says, this week.  He has just
spent over $6,000 buying up the rights to many MORE resources
that he is making freely available to his members.  I just
visited the updated site.  Here's just the tip of the
iceberg of what's available:

-> You get the book "The Secrets of An Internet Marketing
Warrior", the book that reveals the "ultimate law" of
internet marketing.  Learn why every move you take must make
use of this law.  Learn the secret of forcing the internet
to make you money automatically.

-> You get the DirectMarketingProTM follow-up autoresponder
script, the complete script to run follow-up autoresponders
from your own domain.

-> You get Affiliate Master TM, a complete affiliate script
to start your own affiliate program.

-> AND you get 3 hot new products to sell.   You can start
making $15.95, $22.95 And $30.00 profits immediately.

This week's newsletter has already gone way too long and I
don't have room to detail it all here but PLEASE, do yourself
a big favor and go visit the site.  I guarantee, you won't be
disappointed.

And, by the way, if you're looking for a good affiliate
program, all members are eligible to become resellers and
earn $30 for every new member they refer.  Just refer two and
already you're in profit!

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2. Home Business Idea of the Week - Private Investigator
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A private investigator is someone engaged by a company or an
individual to carry out an investigation or to perform
research in exchange for payment.  Private investigators
are often engaged by law enforcement officers, attorneys,
insurance companies and business people as well as, of
course, suspicious spouses.

The types of activities a private investigator engages in
include surveillance (tailing, stakeouts, videography,
photography, audio recording); detection of listening
devices and cameras; undercover and covert operations;
corporate espionage and competitive intelligence; background
checks; locating missing persons; relationship, marital and
custody investigations; skiptracing; locating missing heirs
and witnesses; conducting injury or wrongful death
investigations; investigating accidents, fires, property
damage; locating assets and stolen property; providing
security services; evidence gathering for legal proceedings;
and process serving.

Not all private investigators do all these things, of
course.  Most will specialize in a few areas.  Some focus
exclusively on marital infidelity cases, others on
insurance fraud.

Licensing requirements for private investigators vary from
state to state.  Most states require PI's to be licensed but
some have no licensing requirements whatsoever.  The first
step is to ask your State Department's Division of Licensing
for their current requirements for professional investigators.
These requirements will also include educational
prerequisites.  You should be prepared to undertake a course
of study to qualify for your license.

Full report:
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Useful sites:

-> How To Investigate
  

-> Infoguys.com
  

-> National Association of Investigative Specialists
  

-> National Association of Legal Investigators
  

-> PI Mall
  

Recommended books:

-> How to Make $100,000 a Year as a Private Investigator
   by Edmund Pankau

-> Introduction to Private Investigation: Essential
   Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator
   by Joseph Travers

-> Undercover Operations: A Manual for the Private
   Investigator by Peter Anderson

-> Serious Surveillance for the Private Investigator
   by Bob Bruno

-> Mega-Marketing for the Private Investigator: How to
   Drastically Increase Your Agency Business with Effective
   Mega-Marketing Techniques by Ralph Thomas

-> Private Detective and Investigator Course by Max Dabbah

Visit for links to
all these titles.

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There are many more home-based business ideas like this at
with more being added
all the time.

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3. Online Business Idea of the Week - Temporary Help Agency
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[Editor's Note:  This week's Online Business Idea report was
not written with the internet in mind.  Nonetheless, it is a
very comprehensive report and the idea is one that lends
itself readily to an online environment either exclusively
or as an adjunct to an offline business.  Consider the
possibility of creating an interactive database at your
website where people interested in temporary assignments can
"meet" employers with that need.  You could generate your
income by charging employers and "temps" a fee to access the
databases.  By keeping your databases relatively local (say,
city-wide rather than state or national) you will be able to
compete more effectively with the national giants that have
already gained a foothold in this arena.]

This is a service business with excellent growth potential,
strong stability, a nationwide market with a growing demand
and a risk factor that's rated average or less than most new
business ideas.  Temporary help services are well suited to
absentee ownership situations; require no experience or
technical knowledge on the part of the entrepreneur; and
have only minimal equipment needs.  Net profits before taxes
for some established temporary help services have been
reported as high as $500,000 per year.

There's a difference between regular, private employment
agencies and a temporary help service.  The employment
agency is a "brokerage" office that matches unemployed
persons with available jobs.  The temporary help service
hires people onto its own payroll, sends them out on
contract jobs, and pays them accordingly.

Temporary help services make money "off the top."  They send
out temporary workers on one-or-two-day-only jobs paying $15
an hour to the worker, and collecting $20 an hour for the
time the worker spends on the assignment.  More and more,
businesses are willing to pay the premium costs for a
trained person for just a few days at a time, than to accept
the burden of a 40-hours per week payroll obligation and the
task of finding enough work to keep such a person busy
enough to justify a full-time salary and the attendant
support costs.  Businesses everywhere are finding it easier
to pay more for "temporaries" than hired 40-hours per week
"permanents."  That's the secret of success with this kind
of business, and the point to keep in mind when selling your
services.

Full report:

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Useful Site:

Recommended book:

-> Start Your Own Temporary Help Agency
   Prentice Hall Editorial

Visit for a link to
this title.

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There are many more online business ideas like this at
with more being added
all the time.

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4. Article - Taming the Email Tiger
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By Elena Fawkner

Email ... friend or foe?  On balance, I would have to say,
"friend".  But there are times ... like when I download my
mail in the morning ... all 200+ items of it, only to find
a good 40% or so is nothing but junk, that I have to
acknowledge that there is a "dark side", as well.

In this article, I want to give you some tried and true
tips for taming the email tiger from a raging, voracious,
demanding beast ... into a sleek, efficient, purring engine
of productivity.

So, Tiger Taming 101, here we go.

Tip #1 - Familiarize yourself with your email software, in
particular the filter function.  Your email software has
many inbuilt features designed to make your email processing
(both receipt and delivery) more efficient.  Learn what
features come with your email program and USE THEM!

Tip #2 - Use Filters
Full-featured email programs such as Eudora, Pegasus and
others allow you to apply filters to your incoming mail.
These 'autopilots' can move, delete, copy or forward a
message depending on the criteria you set to apply to the
To:, From:, and Subject: fields in the email's header.

If you have set up appropriate folders (see Tip #3), your
filters can be set to automatically forward incoming mail
into the appropriate folder, leaving only messages that
don't fall into a pre-set folder in your inbox.  This makes
it relatively easy to sort through what's left, and get rid
of the junk in a minimum of time and with a minimum of
effort.

Tip #3 - Use folders to organize and prioritize incoming
mail.
You could set up folders for Newsletters, Urgent Items,
Priority Items, To Do This Week (or individual Monday
through Friday folders), Current, Pending, Development etc..
Decide on a time of the day or a day of the week to review
and action the contents of each folder.

Set up your filters to redirect your incoming mail to the
appropriate folder as much as you can.  For example, use
filters to direct mail with the subject: "A Home-Based
Business Online" (and the names of all other newsletters you
subscribe to) to your Newsletters folder.

Tip #4 - Check your email only once or twice a day.
Don't fall into the trap of checking your mail every time
you see that little icon flashing "New Mail".

If possible, disable the icon or the "You've Got Mail" pop-
up message all together.  All it does is break your
concentration and implant the subconscious imperative that
checking your email is a priority.  It is, but only at the
predesignated time of day you have nominated.

Responding to every email as it comes in only fragments your
attention and concentration and undermines your productivity.

Tip #5 - Make a decision about each piece of mail and act on
it AT ONCE.

When reviewing your incoming mail, the first decision you
need to make is whether to open it at all.  Some messages
you can safely delete without bothering to open.  These
typically have subject lines such as "EASY $$$$ FOR YOU",
"How I earn $12,000 a month while I sleep", and "I saw your
add [sic] in the Classifieds".  They are, of course, SPAM
and can safely be deleted without reading them.

The rest you will need to open.  Be very wary of opening
attachments to emails unless you know the person it's come
from -- this is a good way of catching a virus.

Decide NOW what action you need to take in response to the
emails you open.  Some can go straight into the trash bin,
others you can answer immediately if the response will only
require 1-2 minutes.  Others will require more time and
should be filed in the appropriate folder you have created
for this purpose (see Tip #3 above).

Whatever decision you make, make sure you only make it
once.  Don't let a read item continue to sit in your inbox.
Before long you will forget what it is, only having to waste
time reading it again.  Think of your inbox as a waystation
- a place for your email to sit only until your next review
session.

Tip #6 - Use your email program's address book to manage
email addresses.
Most address books that come with email software allow you
to enter the contact's name, real address, email address,
phone numbers and other basic information.  By selecting a
contact from your email address book, the email address
will be automatically inserted into the "To:" field.  This
can also be applied to groups of contacts.

Tip #7 - Reduce email volume by getting your email address
off unwanted lists (where you can) and by choosing the
digest mode for the lists you are subscribed to.

Tip #8 - Reduce unwanted mail by practicing basic anti-spam
tactics such as:

-> using the filters that come with your email program (see
   Tip #2)to automatically delete messages with certain
   addresses or subject line keywords;

-> avoiding entering on-line sweepstakes or ordering online
   from companies that don't have a privacy policy;

-> thinking carefully before submitting your email address
   to classified ad and FFA sites.  You will be bombarded
   with spam; and

-> using an "unlisted" email address to be used only when
   communicating with those you want to be able to access
   you.  You treat this address as you would an unlisted
   telephone number.  In other words, be selective about who
   you give it to!

Email may well be recorded in history as one of the most
significant technological advances of the twentieth century.
There is no doubt that used efficiently, it can make an
immeasurably positive impact on our personal productivity.
Be sure to control this tool though, and not the other way
around.  By implementing the above tips consistently, you
can be sure to catch that tiger by the tail.  Don't let go
though, whatever you do!

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5. Telecommuting Openings
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-> Translator/Interpreter
Optimal Communications
Orlando, FLORIDA USA
Florida based translation and interpreting company seeks
bi-lingual individuals for freelance medical and legal
assignments. Must be fluent in native language and English.
Experienced preferred. Mostly have positions throughout
Florida, however we are rapidly expanding nationwide. Need
all languages, primarily Spanish and Creole. Translation
assignments can be done from home. Great pay and flexible.
Contact us at or fax resume to (407)
699-4536.

-> Telemarketer #99-27
eFrenzy.com
123 Tenth Street
San Francicso, CALIFORNIA 94103 USA
We are currently seeking an experienced professional to work
on the telephone out of our office or to telecommute (work
from home), making telephone calls to our prospects in an
effort to assure our database is accurate and expanded.
We are looking for a rockstar telemarketer, who wants to
make big things happen.  If you meet the qualifications
below, please do not hesitate to send us your resume.
Positions are available across the nation.
Responsibilities:
Make outgoing phone calls and take incoming phone calls from
business professionals.  Effectively ask questions that
result in answers for improved and expanded database
information to support our sales staff. Enter information
into a lead database. Assure data is accurate. Coordinate
activities with others in the office. Duties and role may
change in the future.
Skills/Requirements:
Good speaking voice. Excellent telephone skills. Telephone
Survey experience or Telemarketing Experience. Comfortable
with PC data entry when using the phone
Fax:  415 723-7824
Email:
URL: 

-> Home-based Virtual Technical Recruiting
EagleTech Consulting
Phoenix, ARIZONA USA
Home Based technical recruiting opportunity. Incredible
commission rate. If you have a computer, internet connection,
and experience in recruiting, sales, or consulting, you can
take advantage of "Virtual Recruiter" status and possibly
earn a six figure plus income from your home. This is a
totally internet focused recruiting effort with complete
training provided either live or via the internet. We have a
proven system for success with cutting edge support.  No
quotas. Work and train at your own pace.  Take home the
"Lions Share" of your recruiting fees. Being a virtual
headhunter is truly being in business for yourself. Top gun
sales people encouraged to apply.
Requirements
Entrepeneurial spirit a must. Some experience in sales or as
a recruiter a must. Able to function totally unsupervised.
Self motivated individuals only. Work out of a "Virtual
Office" in your home as an independent contractor, utilizing
all the amenities of an agency such as an online application
to manage your business, Web Site, and advertising.  If you
can follow a blueprint for success, the Sky Is The Limit.
Those that are driven to succeed, please e-mail your resume
first to and then call Ralph
Toole for details at 781-659-3331.

-> Medical_Transcription
Total eMed
5301 Virginia Way, Ste 250
Brentwood, TENNESSEE 37027 USA
Are you tired of the daily commute? Why not telecommute?
Concerned about being a Subcontractor? Now you can be an
employee and work in the comfort of your own home on
employer-provided state-of-the-art technology!  Total
eMed.com, the emerging leader of Internet-based
transcription services, is offering immediate at home
opportunities to qualified medical transcriptionists with at
least 2 years multi-specialty transcription experience.
Preference given to those with a working knowledge of MS
Word, Windows, the internet and the AAMT Book of Style for
Medical Transcription. Our compensation package includes:
paid training, flexible scheduling, paid time off (PTO) plan,
holiday differential, paid down time, medical/dental/life
insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan. In addition, we
provide the PC, software and internet access at no cost to
you. Join our team of medical transcriptionists working at
home!  Submit resumes by fax, email or apply online.
Fax:  256 852-0333
Email:
URL: 

-> Real Estate/Broker
Econobroker
P. O. Box 2371
LaGrange, ILLINOIS 60525 USA
Econobroker, an internet-based discount real estate broker,
is looking for a licensed Real Estate Agent (broker's
license preferred) to work at home.  This part-time position
with flexible hours will be responsible for inputting
listings in the Realtor Multiple Listing Service that we
receive from our website. Following up with questions and
queries from home will also be required. All work
assignments will be passed via e-mail. Position reports to
Midwest Regional Broker working out of our Chicago office.
Areas currently available are: CA, NY, PA, DC.  If you're
looking for a rewarding and exciting job working for a
growing company that offers great pay and stock options,
fax your resume to: 708 401-0444

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6. Guest Article - Why Do Most Network Marketers Fail?
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By Gordon Taylor

Many of the clients that consult me about starting a home
based businesses ask this question in some form or another.
"I hear great things about Network Marketing, and would love
to give it a try, but I have known several people that have
tried it and failed. Should I give it a try?"

My answer is always "YES." I believe Network Marketing,
MLM, Cooperative Marketing or by any other name you want to
call it, is by far the best choice for a home based business.
Network Marketing presents unlimited, residual earning
potential and is directly responsible for more self made
6 figure incomes than any other entrepreneurial venture on
this planet. Period.

Yet, many people fail when trying Network Marketing. When
failure occurs, most run back to their comfortable former
income generator, THE JOB. Others keep trying one program
after another, blaming their failure on the program, their
upline, the product etc. And most are right in their
assumption. But the reason that those components failed is
not really the program, or the people or the product. The
reason all of those components failed is for one or more
of the 4 general reasons you are about to discover.

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                   Reason Number One
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By far the number one reason that most people fail in
Network Marketing is a lack of leads. All programs teach
you to work your warm market. Make a list of everyone you
have ever known. Your friends, relatives, old school mates
you haven't seen in many years.

While that may have worked in the 70's, 80's and early
90's it is no longer true. Your immediate warm market,
friends and relatives, is still very important, and can give
you a real boost as you start your new business. But the
rest of the old training isn't valid any more. We are at the
dawn of the new millennium, and with it are new success
stories, using new methods of selecting and sorting prospects.

The truth is, no matter how many people you know, most of
them will never join your program  or any one else's. It
doesn't matter if they're your closest friends, good family
members or casual acquaintances, most of your warm market will
not join you in your success.

What was that word I just used at the end of the last
sentence? Success? Yes, if you learn to overcome the four
reasons I am listing here, you will be a success in Network
Marketing. Pretty big statement to make, but absolutely true.

A new era requires a new approach and many people are
adapting the new technologies that are emerging, to their
programs and having unheard of results.
 

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                    Reason Number Two
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The second most common reason for Network Marketing
failure is training. Not lack of training, but lack of
proper training. Most organizations are so busy trying to
produce results, that they tend to neglect the importance of
training. Notice I said most. Some companies have realized
the importance of this valuable resource and have
incorporated excellent on going training programs.

You would not believe the number of companies spending tons
of money on glitz and glamour in the form of presentation
materials, supply systems and product development and have
little or no training beyond initial new distributor
orientation.

Most professionals, regardless of their profession, never
stop training. The same is true in most good MLM companies.
And if not within the company, certainly within successful
groups within those companies. Constant, consistent training
is an absolute requirement for success in Network Marketing.

Stop training and your organization will fall apart.
Another big statement, but the facts are indisputable.
 

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                     Reason Number Three
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The third reason most common among Network Marketing
failures, is lack of program adaptation. Times are changing
faster than ever, and we must adapt to the change or your
business is dead.

Not all of us are computer whizzes, capable of adapting
all this new technology to our programs. But all of us are
capable of learning it. Companies on the leading edge of
this market sector are adapting these technologies to their
operation, and then sharing it down the line with their
distributors.

A few years ago, most people never even heard of the
Internet. Now it is becoming a dominant force in every
aspect of your life. It will affect both your personal and
business future, and unless you learn how to understand and
use these new technologies, your business is doomed to
failure. Another big statement, but none the less fact.

There are people that will argue this point with me
endlessly. The fact is that I have been involved with
computers for more than 30 years, yes 30, and never have I
seen a technology impact every day life as the Internet has.
It will change the way we do everything. Everything. Brick
and Mortar store chains are already feeling the impact of
the Internet, and the Internet is only responsible for about
5% of all retail sales at this point.

There are many figures being thrown around about the
number of people that are coming on line. The most consistent
number, and the one that I think is most accurate, is 47,000
a day. A DAY! Now, armed with the technology that is out
there, what does that say about your prospect base?

 
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                     Reason Number Four
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The fourth reason most Network Marketers fail is due to
running out of money. Many people pay their startup fee,
buy products and sales aids and run out of money before
they ever make a dime from their business.

The key word here is business. Many people enter into
a Network Marketing program without thinking of it as a
serious business. And it really is a deadly serious business.

It requires the same types of attention any business does.
If you open a gift shop on the corner, you know that it
is going to take money and time. Network Marketing is no
different, except that as a home based business you can
control how much time and money you invest.

By adapting the new technologies available to your
program you can leverage that time and money investment.
Used properly, technology can increase the amount of
exposure your program gets by hundreds of times.

For example, on any good day, the average Network
Marketer might get to do his/her presentation 3 times.
Extrapolating that out to a normal month that's an
average of 60 people a month that listen to your
presentation. We all know the industry percentages of
conversion means that 9 will take it to the next level
and maybe one will sign up.

By using technology to sift and sort prospects, you
can reasonably expect to present your opportunity to
at least 1000 a month. That means that you will talk
to 50 people a month, but those 50 are already at
the next level, and you will find your conversion rate
on those 50 to be at an unheard of 50%, not 5%.

So, you have talked to 10 less people a month, but
put 24 more into your business. These numbers are real,
they are being accomplished every day and are about
average.

And, you have leveraged your time and money by talking
only to qualified prospects, qualifying them much more
economically by using technology and avoiding the
pitfall of running out of money.

____________________________________________________________

Gordon Taylor is a Professional Network Marketer who has
been in the business for more than 20 years. To learn
how to acquire and take advantage of these technologies to
make your business explode, contact him at
or visit his website at

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Children who have been discarded for one reason or another.
Children who didn't ask for the abuse, but who live with it
day in and day out.  Children whose only quality time is
between episodes.

We at the Ive League have decided this year is the year
these children will get a gift they will use and enjoy for
years to come.

Candy is traditional.  No doubt about it.  It is also
traditionally forgotten after it is eaten.  Toys too are
traditional.  No doubt about it.  Also, traditionally broken
or discarded before New Year's Eve.

We aren't anti-toy, anti-candy.  That simply isn't our
focus.  Rather, we are asking you to put books in the
stockings of children who otherwise might only get candy or
coal.

We want every child who has the misfortune to reside in any
abusive or neglectful situation to receive at least one book.
One book that may change their life.  We make no savior
claims.  We know we can't stop abuse permanently.  We'd like
to, but facts are facts.

The question then becomes: "What can we know?"

We know you can touch a soul, tickle a heart.  We know you
can bring a smile to a face over and over.  We know you can
ignite a spirit and fan a desire to achieve.  We know you
can make a difference through kindness.  We know reaching
out and saying, "here, this is for you, no strings attached",
is powerful and can be that one ray of sunshine keeping the
dream of a better life alive in a child's heart.

We believe if you reach out, extend a hand and a kind word,
you can touch a life.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if that life
grew up and found a cure for cancer?  Became an astronaut or
a world class sprinter or swimmer? Became the best they
could be in spite of their circumstances.

All you need to do is tell us, in the remarks section of an
order form, to whom you want the book(s) mailed.  It is that
easy.  Every child everywhere must be allowed to experience
the caring spirit of the holiday season.  They cannot be
forgotten simply because they are children.

As stated, the where we send the book(s) isn't important.
What's important is that you initiate the exchange. You are
the catalyst. You gave a child the gift of opportunity.  Go
to: and order one or
more books for the children.

On the order form, tell us where you want the books
delivered and we will send them to arrive about a week
before Christmas.  If you do not designate a location, we
will have the books come to our address for distribution
throughout northern California.

We accept credit cards over a secure server so you do not
have to worry.  You may also mail check, cash or money order
for your book(s).  The ordering address is on the site.

Wherever possible, volunteers from the Ive League will use
their time, gas, vehicles and energy to personally see that
your wonderful gift finds the minds that would otherwise be
looking out a bleak window into an overcast shrouded
holiday.

We realize it may not seem like much, but we know what a
book can do.  We are in the business of education.  We see
first hand how eager young minds absorb words and pictures.
What a super feeling.

We hope you will join with us in helping those less
fortunate.  Please go to:
, look over the
selection and place your order.  The step by step
instructions make it easy to order to make a child smile.

Thank you.

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