Have You Hugged Your 'Guru' Today?

Written by Rick Beneteau

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As I did with my former pre-Internet mainstreet business, my inner heart tells me this ISrepparttar way that I need to continue to do business online. Why?

I can tell you in no uncertain terms that this philosophy is largely responsible forrepparttar 117618 success I have enjoyed forrepparttar 117619 past 4 years, while so many are struggling or have failed onrepparttar 117620 Internet. You must have come across countless success stories of *real* gurus who have achieved massive fame and/or wealth from simply focusing onrepparttar 117621 needs of, and helping, others.

Giving=Receiving is really one ofrepparttar 117622 few great laws of this wonderful universe!

Having said that, there is usually a yang for every yin, right? And here's that side of things.

*Some* people will try to abuse your giving spirit and attempt to dominate your time, as if it was their God-given *right*. You must be able to recognize when you're being taken advantage of and then politely say, like I do, something like "the clock will have to start ticking now and my consulting rate is $495.00 per hour.":-) You'll see how quicklyrepparttar 117623 conversation stops!

There will be others who are simply "takers", that will not even acknowledge, let alone thank you for your help. Weeks ago, I spent over an hour (on a Sunday nonetheless) doing some research and responding in-depth to a very difficult question (this should really have been a consultation!) that was posed to me by someone in seemingly dire circumstances. Sentrepparttar 117624 email twice (again a week later/neither bounced) because I sensedrepparttar 117625 importance of a resolution for this person and didn't want to takerepparttar 117626 chance they overlooked it. Not a hi, hello or how are you from them since.

I've never expected any kind of "award" for efforts like this, but a nice email from someone stating they are appreciative of your efforts is always a nice little *reward*. Sometimesrepparttar 117627 reward can come inrepparttar 117628 form of a high quality fruit-and- truffles package that arrives every Christmas without fail from a wonderful couple I helped just one time a few year ago!

But neither thankless or intrusive people should ever haverepparttar 117629 power to make us stop helping those who need our help. It goes withrepparttar 117630 territory of being in a position to influence and even lead, a position quite frankly, we should be very grateful to be in.

My advice is simple, but not always easy to follow through on. If you find yourself inrepparttar 117631 fortunate position where people think enough about what you have to offer that they will ask you for help, then makerepparttar 117632 same vow I did. Help them. Every last one of them!

In cyber-terms, Sell a MEG but Give a GIG. It will surely help others, but inrepparttar 117633 end, it will help YOU even more!

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Is your website idea a "bad" idea?

Written by Chuck McCullough

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You don't have to concentrate so much of your time and effort trying to find that undiscovered niche. If you have an idea that you like, and that you feel you would enjoy trying to make money from... go for it!

Figure out if there is a way that you can do things a little better, or a little different from what your competitors are doing.

Find a slightly different, more focused aspect ofrepparttar subject area that want to go into.

For example: Instead of tackling "Real Estate", try "Real Estate for Texans", or whatever state you live in.

By narrowing your focus you can greatly decreaserepparttar 117617 number of competitors that you will have.

If you can't narrowrepparttar 117618 topic down any, that's ok. As long as it is a subject you will enjoy learning more about, go ahead and do it anyway.

As you learn more and get more experience you will start to see niches form that you would have never been able to spot inrepparttar 117619 beginning.

Don't hold off your online business while you wait to discoverrepparttar 117620 next million dollar niche. This approach is like putting off enjoying life until you have wonrepparttar 117621 lottery.

The problem with this is that if you never actually winrepparttar 117622 lottery, you will have missed out on some great chances to enjoy life.

The Internet isrepparttar 117623 same way: Don't risk passing up great opportunities because you were onrepparttar 117624 sidelines trying to find that ONE idea that will make you rich.

So, when you ask me if your website idea is a bad idea... my response is:repparttar 117625 only bad ideas arerepparttar 117626 ones that never get acted on!

Chuck McCullough is the author of a new ebook titled: "Affiliate Mistakes: Maximizing Your Profits From Affiliate Programs!" Get your free Email Course at: mailto:maximizing@affmatch.com or visit http://www.affiliatemistakes.com

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