Archive for December, 2009

Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.” – Shakti Gawain

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

To see the entire list, please click on this link.
Inspirational Quotes and Images

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Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin L. Powell

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

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Inspirational Quotes and Images

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Making a Profit with an Online Business (Part 5)

Posted in General Management, Making a Profit with an Online Business with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

You need to decide how much time you want to invest in making a profit with an online business. Selling your products or services will require more than drop shipping, and a whole lot more than the affiliate model. If you’re interested in spending less time, then I have another option for you.

5. Sell ad space. Please keep in mind, unless you have a website with an insane amount of traffic, this option won’t make you rich…or even keep you in business. It can provide a cost-free way of making some money. Sell ad space, banners on the top and margins of your site. Like I mentioned, this is only attractive to advertisers if you’re getting a sizable amount of traffic. If not, don’t waste too much time here. Perhaps you can work on more site optimization and/or utilizing my other suggestions.

If you’re interested in a business consultation, for more information, please refer to my Behind the Scenes Consulting. If you have questions, please email me at Robert@RobertFinkelstein.com. I welcome your comments below. Thank you.

Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.” – Denis Waitley

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

To see the entire list, please click on this link.
Inspirational Quotes and Images

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Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , on December 27, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” – Peter Drucker

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

To see the entire list, please click on this link.
Inspirational Quotes and Images

I invite you to subscribe to my blog, “Behind the Scenes – Life and business tools for a more successful you.” You’ll find the “Email Subscription” box on each page of my blog. If you have any business questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.

Recommended Reading – Updated

Posted in General Management, Life Management, Recommended Reading with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

Every Saturday, I update my Recommended Reading list. Three new books each week. I think you’ll find my suggestions thought-provoking, inspiring and educational.

To see the entire Recommended Reading list, with over 75 titles, please click on the link. “Recommended Reading

*If you’re interested in purchasing any of the books on my Recommended Reading list, for your convenience, I’ve linked all the covers directly to their respective pages on Amazon.*

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Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , on December 25, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

To see the entire list, please click on this link.
Inspirational Quotes and Images

I invite you to subscribe to my blog, “Behind the Scenes – Life and business tools for a more successful you.” You’ll find the “Email Subscription” box on each page of my blog. If you have any business questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.

Making a Profit with an Online Business (Part 4)

Posted in General Management, Making a Profit with an Online Business with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

So…let’s say you don’t want to sell any products, you don’t have a service to sell and you’re not interested in the drop ship model…how else can you make money online? I’ve got a very easy method that only takes a little time and no money. Sound good? Read on.

4. Become an affiliate. Now depending upon what business you’ve been in, you may or may not be familiar with being an affiliate. Quite simply, it’s all about earning a commission for referring customers to other online site, who then buy their products. I told you it was simple. What’s nice about this is that there’s no risk to you, and the partnering company, which may never even know who you are, benefits too. For example, on my Recommended Reading page, each book is directly linked to it’s Amazon page. If you follow the link and buy the book, or even stay on Amazon and buy something, I earn an affiliate commission. Granted it’s very small, but it something. In some businesses, commissions may be as high as 20+%, which can definitely add up. The idea here is that by adding links or banners to your websites, you simply drive traffic to other sites (businesses), who in turn reward you with a commission for each sale. You might be surprised at how many businesses do this. You just have to do a little research…and before you know it, you might start getting unexpected checks in the mail.

If you’re interested in a business consultation, for more information, please refer to my Behind the Scenes Consulting. If you have questions, please email me at Robert@RobertFinkelstein.com. I welcome your comments below. Thank you.

Inspirational Quotes and Images – Updated

Posted in Inspirational Quotes and Images, Life Management with tags , , , , on December 23, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” – Henry Ward Beecher

My Inspirational Quotes and Images page is updated daily.

To see the entire list, please click on this link.
Inspirational Quotes and Images

I invite you to subscribe to my blog, “Behind the Scenes – Life and business tools for a more successful you.” You’ll find the “Email Subscription” box on each page of my blog. If you have any business questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.

Making a Profit with an Online Business (Part 3)

Posted in General Management, Making a Profit with an Online Business with tags , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

Let’s say you don’t have a product to sell or any service that you provide…then what? Trust me there are still plenty of options for making a lot of money online. The next one I want to suggest is one that I had a lot of experience with when I was V.P. of Operations for a sporting goods company. We did manufacture our own products, but that didn’t stop us for only selling them. We carried a huge online inventory. Key word there is obviously “online.” Allow me to clarify.

3. Drop ship it. Simple economics – The less you have to touch a product, the higher your margin will be when it’s sold. So why not sell products you never have to touch. In other words, have the manufacturer ship it directly to your customer. Thus, you become the middle man. You can carry products that are out of your price range. The idea here is that you have access to customers that the vendor doesn’t. You market and sell their stuff, getting their brand out to the public, while they do what they do – manufacture. They may sell their products as well, but you know if the market has room for you too. It’s really a win/win. You get to carry an inventory that…well, you don’t have to inventory. Not literally. Of course it’s your responsibility to make sure your vendor keeps whatever products your selling either on hand or in the pipeline. You’re the one the customer trusts and will rely on for delivery. Customer places the order online and pays you – You place the order and pay your vendor – The vendor packs and ships the order to your customer. It’s a beautiful thing.

If you’re interested in a business consultation, for more information, please refer to my Behind the Scenes Consulting. If you have questions, please email me at Robert@RobertFinkelstein.com. I welcome your comments below. Thank you.