Residual Income - What It Is and Why You Need ItWritten by Hamish Hayward
As you surf net, you will come across a wide variety of business opportunities. Invariably, each one will claim to have best compensation plan available and many will claim to offer “residual income”. However, a cursory examination of many of these pay plans will reveal that, although there may be a very real earning opportunity, it cannot truly be described as residual income.
What exactly is residual income anyway? Simply put, residual income can be defined as any payment system where you receive regular, ongoing payments as a result of a single sale. The frequency of payments may vary – they could be weekly, monthly, quarterly etc. – but they are regular and ongoing with no further selling activity once initial sale has been made.
Some potential residual income opportunities are listed below:
Telephone calls and line rental Mobile phone supply, line rental and calls. Electricity supply . Gas supply. Web hosting supply. Autoresponder supply (monthly rental). Any software which is supplied based on a rental basis. Property rental.
These are just a few examples, there are plenty more. Any product or service which is provided on a lease or rental agreement has potential to provide you with residual income. Ideally, your customer will automatically renew each week/month without any requirement for action (effort) by either your or your customer.
There may also be some scope for residual income with disposable or consumable products. In this case, mechanics of reorder process have a critical bearing upon your earning capabilities. For true residual income, reorder process should be automatic as described above. This is not simply a matter of semantics or a pedantic definition. There are several reasons why you should target genuine residual income.
Many people who set up their own small home business do so with express intent of eventually replacing their salary. Due to regular nature of payments, residual income is ideal for this. In fact, it’s considerably better than having a salary as you continue to get paid for work that was done in past.
With genuine residual income, automated reorder process means that you don’t have to spend time servicing and supporting your existing customers. You can focus your energies on finding new customers and/or recruiting new distributors/affiliates, thereby continually growing your business at fastest possible rate.
If your customer needs to take some action to reorder then, even with a consumable product that needs to be replenished periodically, there is a “break point” in process. The customer may decide to economise and do without product that month, they may decide to use one of your (many) competitors or they might just simply forget to order.
Prostatitis: What Is It?Written by Loring A. Windblad
When I was just a young lad of 29 or so I was a married "career military man" and came down on orders to go to Vietnam, an assignment to a combat zone which meant my wife and I would be separated. I had been married only 4 years at this time and still qualified as an idealistic, as well as naive, young married man. So…..I determined that I would abstain from sex for time I was gone, being totally faithful to my wife.
By time I had been in Vietnam for 6 months several things had happened. I wanted to get out of service and go to college, so talked it over with my wife: decision? To stay in service. Now faced with being a "career solder" I extended my tour of duty for a chance at a promotion which would be relatively easy to get in Vietnam and much more difficult elsewhere. I also began experiencing some "twinges" and "shooting pains" in groin area - mostly like there was a needle inserted and someone "gave it a twirl"! They happened maybe once a week, twice a week, at first, and very mild.
Time passed. I remained not only physically faithful to my wife, I also abstained from masturbation. And pains both increased in intensity and in frequency. By time I had been in Vietnam for 10 months I was having severe pains many times a day and I had received a letter from my wife asking for a divorce because "she was pregnant and wanted to marry other guy!" I dealt with it as best I could, finally talking it over with my Commanding Officer who put me on immediate Emergency Leave to go home and try to persuade my wife to stay with me.
I got home in mid-August. And, just as a precaution, I went to local military hospital and had a complete checkup, explaining in particular shooting pains in my groin area. I returned later in week to see doctor and get results of tests. That morning my wife announced, when we woke up, that she had decided: she wanted divorce because.... The doctor said 'you are just fine, there's nothing wrong with you at all."
I said "Doc, I understand that there's nothing wrong with me. You have run all tests and they came back just fine. But I keep having these pains" and I described them and how long I'd been having them and their increasing severity and frequency.
The doctor replied "Oh, That! Not to worry, it’s just old Hawaiian disease, 'lack-a-nookie'! You say you are home from Vietnam? (confirmed) Well, solution is simple, what you've got is prostatitis. You're young, so just regular sex a couple of times a week should take care of it and it'll go away with no permanent damage."