Monthly Archives: April 2007

"The ME Factor" The Exact Steps To Maximize Your Return On Investment – The Return On Investing Your Time!

Once you understand there are only a couple of ways to make money, the next step is to decide which one maximizes you return on investing time.

This introductory article examines the primary ways to make money and announces The ME Factor for delivering the highest return to you for your time.

Regardless of how you make money, to achieve a maximum return on your own investment in time devoted to making money, you must achieve the maximum score possible for you on “The Me Factor” scale. The highest score possible is 100.

There are many ways to make money and most of them fall into one of two categories: They are:

1. A job where you exchange time for money.
2. Money works for you and makes more money.

There is a hybrid of of these two. This hybrid is usually described within the context of leverage and residual income.

For example, if you have a membership program people pay you a certain amount of money each month to belong. Gold’s Gym, Bally’s, and other fitness clubs are examples of membership clubs. If you own one, you have a job and hopefully have continuity income from recurring monthly or annual fees. If you own a restaurant, you have people walking through the door. However, you have no continuity income.

A membership program is a good example of a business benefiting from leverage and it is considered by some to be a residual income model. Once you have developed the monthly product for one person, it is easy to deliver that product to 2 or 2,000 or 20,000 or more people. The work is in developing the product and continually developing the list of subscribers.

The business model most commonly associated with residual income is network marketing or multilevel marketing. I know there are a lot of people who place that business model in the same category as satan. Factually it is a business model that is very successful. I have learned a great deal about developing business from successful, professionally managed network marketing companies. For one example visit International Success.

Another model is where you have money making money as opposed to exchanging time for money. People I know in that position still spend time monitoring their investments. Money is the primary leverage and this model works as long as the stocks, real estate or other investments produce the targeted return.

Work Is Required For Every Money Making Model. The Key Is Spending Your Time On What Gives You The Most Satisfaction. Announcing “The ME Factor”

You are well served by spending the time you have doing what you like to do and optimizing the return on your investment of time and money. Your return is measured by the amount of money you make and the enjoyment you experience making it. “The ME Factor” is calculated by your rating of how well you are doing making the money you want and your rating of how much you are enjoying how you make money. ME = Money Score x Enjoyment Score.

The ME Factor is key. Again it is a rating developed from the amount of money you make and your level of enjoyment in making it. More on that in the next article.

Now if you thought I was going to tell you the best way to be happy making money you were mistaken. Only you can do that. But I do suggest you look at not one, but more than one way. Some call this multiple steams of income. I don’t think a cab driver by day who waits tables at night thinks about multiple streams of income, but that person does have multiple streams of income. Before you allow a negative thougt to enter your mind’s eye when I describe the cab driver, let me assure you I have met some of the happiest people anywhere when taking a cab and when being served in a restaurant.

Once you understand that multiple streams of income are possible, then you know there is a solution for problems on each side of The ME Factor equation. If you don’t like a particular job you have, you can begin working at something you do like a lot more outside of your primary job. There are many people doing what they love as a result of following that path. Maybe you really enjoy your work but would really like to make some additional money. You can select another source of income based on what you enjoy doing.

What makes sense for you? In the next article we will begin to look more closely at examples of how to calculate and increase your ME Factor score and then increase it.

May you and all permanently experience prosperous health, happiness and abundance

Steve Pohlit
Business Development Consulting

P.S. Please consider what you are doing today and whether you are solely exchanging time for money. If you are, then you need to develop leveraged income. Can you still do what you are doing now and develop leveraged income? Absolutely! For some examples please visit International Success and watch the fee video.

© copyright Steve Pohlit 2007 all rights reserved

Jason Potash Says It Best

Read this now because it might be another
15 months before you see it again.

Yes, it’s THAT time sensitive.

15 months ago (on December 6th 2005, to be exact)
something major happened online.

Maybe you missed it. It passed by so fast that many
people *blinked* and it was gone within 24 hours.

I am talking about PortalFeeder.

Chances are, you’ve heard about PortalFeeder. Or,
at least you’ve heard *crazy* rumors about it.

There are so many half-truths flying around out
there, you don’t know what to believe anymore.

Let me quickly explain and set things straight…

Back in December 2005, every IM forum was
plastered with chatter and buzz about this new
“product”.

In fact, since PortalFeeder was such a new and
unconventional type of program back then, most of
the talk was made up of wild assumptions and
short-sighted predictions.

“Dead in 6 months” was one person’s exact words.

Others claimed that PortalFeeder was nothing more
than a bunch of $67 scripts and tools dressed up
into a big fancy monthly membership site.

Was this the truth?

But, the big question on everyone’s mind is… what
REALLY happened to PortalFeeder?

As you can tell, nobody has been saying a peep
about PortalFeeder since the doors closed back on
December 7th 2005.

Where do things stand today? Is anybody making
money?

I have some contacts on the inside and am pleased
to report that YES, PortalFeeder is bigger and
stronger than ever.

One PortalFeeder member went from $0 to $10K per
month in just 30 days.

Another member is making $3000 per month in pure
PROFIT after a mere 4 months.

Want to see some more real results and proof like
this?

You’ll see what has been happening behind closed
doors once you visit this site:

http://www.portalfeeder.com

Hint: A LOT has been going on that you don’t know
about.

The good news is, for the first time in over 15
months, PortalFeeder will be accepting new
members starting at 12 noon today (Thursday, April
26th).

But, just like in the past… there are only a limited
number of seats available.

This is NOT an ambush-style, full-out, 200 marketers
hammering their lists, type of product launch.

I am only among a handful of people that even know
about this.

And there is a good reason for it. You see,
PortalFeeder can’t handle 1000 new members all at
once.

Once you realize how robust this software is, the
nature of their new “Mentors” program and their
high level of customer service, you’ll understand
why.

They simply cannot support a flood of 1000 new
members. That’s why only a limited quantity of
members will be accepted.

If things are as crazy as they were back in December
’05, PortalFeeder will quietly close their doors again
real soon, then step away back into the shadows…
and create another few dozen amazing success
stories just like the ones you will see on this page:

http://www.portalfeeder.com

Go ahead. While there is still time (and seats
available), do yourself a favor and check out what
PortalFeeder has become today.

After 15 months of construction… version 2.0 was
just launched and this thing is bigger and *beefier*
than ever before!

If you are tired of quilting together piece-by-piece,
the information you need to succeed online, or have
a hard drive full of tools and scripts that you never
use… PortalFeeder could be exactly what you’ve
been searching for.

There is a reason why current members have been
referring to PortalFeeder as “The Total Solution”.

You’ll see why once you take a peek at what version
2.0 has to offer you. All the training, software, tools,
services and personal mentoring is yours for the
asking, at a price way less than you’d expect.

Visit this page after 12 noon Eastern today for
complete details:

http://www.portalfeeder.com

May you and all permanently experience prosperous health, happiness and abundance

Steve Pohlit
Business Development Consulting

Steve Pohlit has more than 20 years experience running very large and medium sized companies. Steve now designs and implements processes with large and small companies that will deliver improved business performance for the long term. Most projects are self-funding within 90 days. . Learn more about the process of Increasing Profits by 30% or More In 90 Days or Less by visiting http://www.stevepohlit.com or you can call 727-587-7871 and speak with Steve directly. Have a question? Click Here To Visit Ask The Consultant If you want to learn how to use a blog to build your business then register for the the free mini-course “Blogging for Profits” at Steve Reports and Blogging For Profits. Did you know you can make a ton of money by referring a business that converts to consulting project? Just thought I’d mention that.

Three Days With Gary Halbert

In the fall of 2005 I received an invitation from Gary Halbert to a seminar in Orlando Florida titled “Root Canal”. He wrote many things in his invitation, but I will never forget the sentence where he said he was “the only instructor”.

At other seminars on copywriting and direct response marketing, Gary was always mentioned. Well, he was not just mentioned. There was usually a story to go with it. You either really liked this man or didn’t. Regardless, everyone respected his work.

I was one who liked the man and was fascinated by his marketing mind. Of course I raised my hand almost the instant I received the invitation and several months later I was off to Orlando for the Root Canal seminar.

There were about 60 of us in a small hotel conference room. Gary arrived early sat down and didn’t stop for three days. It was the most remarkable experience. A master just told us as much as he possibly could in three days about what he knew. True to form, he also would have had a large audience rolling out of their seats during a late night comedy hour and I do stress the late night part.

Brock Felt during his launch of Pipeline Profits tells of being called on by Gary for a hot seat and being told by Gary to sit down. I can tell you that is true since I was there. There were others with very recognizable names. I experienced the difference between someone successful and a master.

I know Gary’s influence is with us as long as we want it to be. I am sincerely grateful for having made the decision to attend Root Canal and to have met, talked and experienced his brilliance in person.

The loss of the human form is difficult for all of us. I pray his family. friends and admirers find peace in the letters, tapes and many memories he left all of us. Gary thank you for what you gave.

Steve Pohlit

PS If you have not visited and book marked and copied his work published there go to The Gary Halbert Letter now and get started

Blogging For Profits: Why You Need A List Of Adult Keywords

(I have had to set up addional controls on the blogs I publish so there is a minor delay in issuing the 10 Minute MBA Report. Obviously it takes me longer than 10 minutes to publish a report that will give you an MBA in 10 minutes. It will be well worth the wait.)

If you publish a blog and if you invite comments to your blog, you will need a list of adult keywords. Why? Because your blog will be spammed and most of the spammed messages to your blog will include a sex term.

Today I had over 200 spammed messages to this blog. I estimate 90% of them were sex related. Of course I had to inspect all of them (LOL) Since I have the box checked that all comments have to be approved by a moderator, none of these went public.

If your blog receives an occasional spam comment, so what. If your blog starts receiving hundreds a day, that is a problem. The two alternative I am aware of are to not allow comments or to list keywords in you blog filter that are commonly used by spammers. I am hoping a person reading this tells me about another method. If there is one please email me.

When you go through this process you simply login to your admin panel (for WordPress based blogs) click on Manage then click on Awaiting Moderation. You can then see all the comments waiting for your approval. When viewing them you can see the main keyword being used in the spam message. If there is a long message and sex is one of the keywords, by having sex in the filter the entire message will be blocked.

Today I went through my spammed comments for this blog and made my list of keywords and added them to my filter. I have to tell you I have been around for awhile but some of these words caught even me off guard.

To add a keyword to your filter, click on options in the blog admin section, then discussions and then scroll all the way down where you will see a block for comment blacklist. In that section paste your list that you developed in your notepad editor, click Update Options and your are good to go. Again all of these instructions are for a WordPress based blog which is the only one I recommend in Blogging for Profits.

May you and all permanently experience prosperous health, happiness and abundance

Steve Pohlit
Business Development Consulting

Steve Pohlit has more than 20 years experience running very large and medium sized companies. Steve now designs and implements processes with large and small companies that will deliver improved business performance for the long term. Most projects are self-funding within 90 days. . Learn more about the process of Increasing Profits by 30% or More In 90 Days or Less by visiting http://www.stevepohlit.com or you can call 727-587-7871 and speak with Steve directly. Have a question? Click Here To Visit Ask The Consultant If you want to learn how to use a blog to build your business then register for the the free mini-course “Blogging for Profits” at Steve Reports and Blogging For Profits. Did you know you can make a ton of money by referring a business that converts to consulting project? Just thought I’d mention that.