Book Review: Richest Man in Babylon

by admin on September 1, 2014

This book takes back you to the time when Babylonians invented several ways to simplify complicated tasks and tells you how they harnessed their limited resources to become one of the richest country in the world.

This book was often recommended by the great motivational speaker late Jim Rohn but every time he mentioned this book in his seminars he also followed it with a comment that very few people will heed to his advice and get this book.

This book can be a nice present to a person who has just graduated and about to begin his career.

It teaches the time-less principles of saving money and making more money it also tells that riches are not only measured by money but money is important even if you want to make the world a better place.

Money can be used to build hospitals, schools, Universities or on a smaller scale it can help charities to help more people.

The story starts with a person named Bansir, a chariot builder who is glumly looking at a half-finished chariot when his friend, a musician comes to meet him and asks Bansir to lend him some money to which the former replies that he hasn’t got much money to lend. Then they both venture out to find how some people become wealthy while others don’t.

They seek the counsel of a wise man named Arkad who at that time is the richest man in Babylon. The King of Babylon commisions Arkad to teach people in that country about making and saving money.

Following that Arkad teaches seven solid principles of creating and increasing wealth through different stories. This is a book you should always have handy if you want to become wealthy and help others.

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My early days on the Internet

by admin on August 31, 2014

Around 2004 I started searching for business opportunities online. I downloaded some ebooks and started devouring them. I was hunting and pecking for every bit of good information I can find about internet business.

I joined some paid to read emails program hoping to make some money in my spare time. I laugh when I think back about the programs I joined.

Fortunately, I was introduced to Warrior forum early in my career and I met some nice people who answered my questions and guided me in the right path.

My next encounter was with Plugin profits site I read an ebook written by Stone Evans it was really good and comprehensive it gave me an idea of how everything works in online business.

Then I bought a cookie cutter site called 1st Promotion something like CB mall the sales letter for that site was unusual and I did had some success with that. But I don’t know whether it will work these days with Google frowning on sites that don’t have unique content.

I vaguely remember the years I joined different programs because I was like Alice in Wonderland completely unaware of timeline. I must say I was in a kind of trance – a long one indeed.

I did come across some ebooks and programs that offered good information. Honest Riches by Holly Beth Mann was a good read. She launched her site when Rich Jerk ebook was making waves on the internet.

I found some valuable sites like hard2findads.com,thegaryhalbertletter.com, hardtofindseminars.com,Simplelogy,copyblogger and a few others which offered valuable insights on marketing and life.

Around 2012 I came across Jason Fladlien and Robert Plank. While Jason is a marketer at heart, Robert Plank is a geek when it comes to PHP and WordPress. I admire their speed at which they crank out products.

I read a Kindle book by Robert Plank called 100 time saving tips it was written in conversational style. One thing I find unique about these two guys is that when you read what they write or listen to them speak a part of their personality rubs on you.

You get inspired to be productive and action-oriented. Jason Fladllien knows a good deal about NLP so he writes in a way that forces your mind to take action on his ideas. I have great respect for both of them.

I keep discovering and sharing sites that offer good information. If you know of any other good content sites like the ones I mentioned above please leave a comment below.

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Write Everyday – Yes, Even on Weekends

by admin on August 30, 2014

If you are in to online business then make it a habit to write
everyday. It could be a blog post like the one you are reading now or it could be replying to someone in a forum or sending a private
message.

Whatever it is make sure you practice the art of writing
everyday. This will help you to grow your business by leaps and bounds.

When I was young I use to read a lot of books but I always kept my
mouth shut and observed when others talked. While it helped me
to gain insights in to human nature it did not make me attractive on a social level.

My friends used to think I was a show-off or that I considered them to be inferior to me in terms of intelligence. I never thought in that way but that’s how people perceived me.

While on the internet, if you don’t talk(that is write) you may not be considered as an egoistic person but people will seldom know you exist.

If you want to be successful in your online business then here are some tips to get you started.

Create a blog(if you haven’t done already) and post your thoughts
regularly.

Join Internet marketing forums like Warrior forum or Earn1kaday.net forum and develop forum buddies by sending private messages.

A word of caution here. Don’t promote anything in the private messages otherwise you might get banned from the forum your goal is to build relationships with people who might help in your business.

Reply to questions in Yahoo answers or Wikianswers. You may not know this but there are lot of things you know that others may not set up a good profile and start helping people with your knowledge it will help you in your business.

Post your thoughts on Facebook and I don’t mean sharing quotes. Post your take on topics what do you personally feel about certain topic say Law of Attraction.

Don’t just read blog posts and move on post your comments about what you think about the post or write something that the author has not covered in that post.

If you are someone that hate writing articles you have no excuse replying to blog posts because a reply to blog post doesn’t have to be 500 words you can simply tell what you feel in just a few words and get noticed by others.

But your motive should not be to seek attention to yourself but to add value to that post. Remember the saying “speak to express not to impress”. If you express yourself well the impression part will happen all by itself.

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