Are You Killing Your Business? Tell People About It!

So you want to start a MLM or work at home business? If you are like most people you have gone through the typical business checklist:

– I have a passion for my MLM or work at home business – CHECK

– I have a product to sell with my MLM or work at home business- CHECK

– I have a great looking website for my MLM or work at home business- CHECK

– I have a budget for my MLM or work at home business – CHECK

– I’m ready to go! – WRONG

It doesn’t matter whether you have an internet / MLM based business or a “brick and mortar” business you must tell others about it or you will flounder. The last thing that many budding MLM’ers do is consider how they will promote their MLM or work at home business. And, that is the business “kiss of death”.

How you promote your MLM or work at home business depends on where your audience will be. This can really be divided into two parties depending on whether your MLM business is internet based or “brick and mortar” based.

For internet based MLM’s or work at home businesses their audience will of course be on the internet – that goes without saying. Therefore you need to go where the big fish are! This means you can follow one of two primary schools of thought. You can either choose to “rent” an audience in the form of an e-zine. This will allow you to get your message out to thousands of warm prospects who are eager to hear about your specific topic. Another school of thought is to create your OWN warm prospects by purchasing opt in subscribers who WANT to hear about information you have. The first method takes less work and usually results with quicker results. The downside is that you only get a one shot mailing to get your word out. The latter method takes longer to develop your customers but you also have many opportunities to convince them through your auto responder follow-ups. You typically get more customers in the long run with this method – IF you can wait long enough.

For “brick and mortar” MLM businesses the advertising is different. First of all their customers are primarily not looking for them on the internet. Instead, their customers want, or sometimes must come to a physical location to get their product. If I’m selling software, hardware or any other item that can be shipped then I would always use a combination approach of a web site as a service tool with traditional offline advertising methods (newspaper, television, radio, etc.)

For products that can’t be shipped (think ice cream parlor, restaurant, etc.) then I would always choose offline media that is visually appealing. Your customers have to picture themselves at your location or you will fail. You just can’t convince someone to try your new restaurant with words alone. You must show them a picture and that photograph must be aesthetically appealing as well.

Offline advertising typically takes longer to convert customers but the goal is different than internet based media. The goal here is to create a longer term customer that will return again and again plus tell their friends about it. Offline businesses live and die on customer service as much as initial marketing. This is something that internet based businesses usually don’t have to worry about.

The bottom line is that you must plan every detail of your MLM or work at home business before launching your ship. If you miss even a part of the equation you are setting yourself up to become a MLM statistic!

What Animals Reveal About Why We Kiss

Kisses are nearly universal, whether given as a greeting, a sign of affection, or a tentative indicator of the first stirrings of attraction.

In many cultures, a kiss on the cheek is a common way of saying hello or goodbye. Despite my European upbringing, I have always been a little wary of kissing strangers, even if it’s just a light peck-there is that uncomfortable moment when you may not be so keen to engage in the ritual but risk offending a new acquaintance.

Maybe for me, kissing, in whatever form, is more personal and intimate-a gesture reserved for “special” occasions. At the same time, one can think of many more unpleasant ways to say hello-for a cat or a dog, a sniff of the bum or a whiff of each other’s breath may be the preferred way to go. I suppose, then, that an air kiss to each cheek (the face, not the butt) isn’t so bad after all.

It’s all about perspective.

Why do so many animals kiss? For the many species who greet one another with a kiss or a sniff, it’s about exchanging a wealth of information-who they are, how healthy they are, what their hormone levels are, where they have been, and what they have eaten. Such can be the power of even the simplest kisses. Take prairie dogs (link is external). They are known for their “greet-kiss,” which goes a little like this: Two prairie dogs approach, they lock teeth, swap some saliva, and then, inevitably, one of two things happens-they fight or they go about their business. Do they fight because one is a poor kisser? More likely, it’s because they don’t belong to the same social group.

Among we humans, nothing is as momentous as that first kiss (link is external) when it comes to arousal, romance, and love. It usually does not lead to a fight, but it can rock your world or shatter your dreams. And, oh, how nerve-racking it can be.

What’s so important about the first kiss? There is evidence to suggest that, via touch, taste, and smell, it aids us in assessing the long-term potential of a mate. Through the saliva, scientists speculate, kisses help us acquire a range of information about a potential mate, including hormone levels, health, and genetic compatibility (We’re more like prairie dogs than you thought.) We also learn about basic compatibility based on how well we kiss together. And once you kiss, a suite of chemical reactions in the brain and body are activated. Sparks really can fly.

We aren’t the only species to kiss for “love,” but others have developed different approaches. Cardiocondyla elegans (link is external), a species of ant, has a decidedly special kiss. Unlike humans and bonobos (link is external), which share our passion for tongue kissing, C. elegans plays antennae hockey to get in the mood. We don’t have antennae, of course, but not all human cultures, past or present, embrace mouth-to-mouth contact as a sign of affection. In ancient Egyptian and several cultures still vibrant today today, such as some Inuit societies, sniffing each other’s breath, licking around the face, or simply rubbing faces is still the way to go.

Regardless of what form your kiss takes, it’s thought that once a partner has been selected and you are in a relationship, kissing serves to maintain and strengthen the bond between you. So go ahead-kiss fervently with your mouth, sniff each other intensely, or rub noses with abandon. However you go about it, not only will you learn a lot about a mate, it will be sure to get your motor revving.

Kissing Tips For Men

From the time that a girl is young she’s used to kissing as her only means of showing affection. So from an early age they put a lot of weight into kissing. A lot of men no matter how old or young are ready to just get down to business and do the nasty deed. They don’t understand that some women, if not most women judge men more based on how well of a kisser they are before thinking of what could happen down the line.

It’s not that men don’t like kissing, they’re often just too eager for their own good. And a lot of women are turned off by this, kissing is something that women take very seriously and men need to learn how to appreciate it more, but how do men learn how to appreciate kissing more then the anticipation of sex?

Well first they need to remember what makes kissing so special in the first place. They need to remember how excited they were when they were young at the thought of kissing a girl for the first time. If they can remember this then maybe they can learn how to appreciate it more as adult men. So what can you do to remember the joy of kissing? Here are a few things that you can begin to do today to experience that electricity that went down your spine the first time you would kiss a girl.

Remember the anticipation:

First you need to remember the anticipation that you felt when you were first dating a girl. You weren’t thinking of sex or any kind of sexual contact at that point, you were just thinking about how awkward it would be that first-time kissing her and how much you were going to enjoy it. It was the anticipation that made it exciting, even if it was just a peck on the lips you still felt that jolt shoot down your spine. Close your eyes and try to remember that, it will help you to understand more of where a woman is coming from and why she enjoys kissing so much.

See it as a strong display of affection:

As I mentioned earlier, some women if not a lot of women see kissing as more of a display of affection than sex itself. This is why you need to make sure that you are good at it. Women judge a man based on how well of a kisser he is. They feel that if a man is not a good kisser then you will probably not be too good in bed either. If this is the case then you will not even get to the bed if you can’t master the kissing part first. So make sure, especially when you are kissing a woman for the first time, that you relax and let things flow naturally, just enjoy it and think of nothing else.

See it as a sign of things to come:

You have to learn to see kissing as a sign of things to come. That way you will go the extra mile to make sure that you do it right. You’ll make sure that you don’t rush things and she will see you as a patient guy. She will go to sleep at night filled with anticipation of what it will be like to be with you down the line. The rare exception to the rule is the girl that doesn’t like to kiss, but this extremely rare as most women like to kiss so it is a good idea to learn how to appreciate the art. Remember kissing is a display of affection and the more affectionate you are seen as the more appreciated you’ll be.

Guys can learn to love kissing just like women love kissing. They just have to learn that kissing is not just something that you do before sex. They need to learn how to appreciate it for the loving act that it is. Not to sound corny or anything, but once you learn how to appreciate kissing, believe it or not, women will appreciate you much more. So remember that the next time you decide you don’t want to kiss a woman.