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Volume 1 - Issue 105 - Monday, August 24, 2003

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GREETINGS! From The WEB PRO TIMES EZINE

What A Day!
The Weather's grand all over the net.

Welcome to The WebPro Times. The ezine where business people, opportunity seekers, entrepreneurs and professional marketers meet.

DELIVERED MONDAYS
VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 105

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Our Format for the WebPro Times is:

--> Editors Article
--> Guest Article (as they are approved)
--> Janes Jingle
--> Contest of the Day (win prizes)
--> Smart Tip of the Day
--> Smart Resources of the Day
--> Smart Fre.ebie of the Day
--> Continuing Saga of J and P

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EDITORS ARTICLE

Web Pro Times - Issue 5, August 24

WHY HIM AND NOT ME?

Not everything is about money. Don't groan. It's true.

Money is not that hard to make. Sometimes idiots make a lot of money and you find yourself scratching your head and saying: "How did that nut make it? I know more than him. I work harder than him. Why him and not me?"

Why him and not me? It's an interesting question...

(Editors note: We are using the rhetorical "he" if there is such a thing. We are including women here so don't send me any hate mail ladies, I just don't want to keep typing him/her all day.)

At any rate, back to why him and not me?....

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

Entrepreneurs are a weird lot but they do have certain characteristics in common.

Here's a quiz for you.

Entrepreneurs are:

A) People who have blue eyes
b) People who wear rose colored glasses
c) People who always see the cup as half full
d) Predators

Successful people:

A) Learn to drive when they are sixteen
b) Drink wine instead of beer
c) Have children when they are nineteen
d) Never take no for an answer

Business People:

A) Dress any way they like
b) Travel by car
c) Pay attention to detail
d) Speak softly

Wealthy people:

A) Spend a lot of money
b) Live by a budget
c) Buy anything they want
d) Disregard others

People Who make it are:

A) Inclined to do Wheelies on motorcycles
b) Try airplane Gliding
c) Cook Something gourmet
d) All of the above.

Those who have made it:

A) Are generally reclusive
b) Have a sense of humor
c) Read Proust
d) Wear plaid

Entrepreneurs:

A) Keep secrets
b) Help others
c) Eat only lean steak
d) Own cats

The correct answers to this
whiz quiz can be found below
under the Jane's jingle.

SO WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURS

Here are seven:-See if you agree:

Entrepreneurs are:

- Persistent
- Have a sense of humor
- Take calculated risks
- Pay attention to details
- Help others
- Optimistic
- Bend the rules

Persistence, in my book, is probably more important than brains. I know a lot of people who have had great business success who wouldn't be able to tell James Joyce from a rolls Royce, but that really doesn't make the difference. Sticking to your goal- focusing like a laser on what you want to achieve and never giving up are essential to success.

I don't think I have ever met anybody in business whether on the net or in the bricks and mortar world who isn't slightly bizarre or eccentric in some way. Those of us who have had some success in business know how to, and do, often make complete fools of ourselves. We know how to laugh at ourselves when we do and usually we can get others to laugh. Humor and laughing are two very important elements in success. Without them, work is just deadly.

Next you need to throw in a little risk taking. If you always play it safe, you will probably always be sorry and be forever regretting opportunities that you were just too afraid to try. But risk taking doesn't mean flying by the seats of your pants. Before you get into any business venture you need to thoroughly investigate it and make sure it is on the up and up. No need to dive in head first, stick your toe in and try it out. Entrepneurship is really risk taking tempered with wisdom and experience.

Paying attention to details is critical. If you don't have a good filing system and can't put your hands on anything when you need it and are, in general, a mess-forget it. You will not succeed. Any business takes planning and organizing. It's boring, drudge work and if you want to make it, find a way to do it. If you think you can hire someone to do this while you remain a mess, I think you will find you are wrong. Your employees will follow your lead in this area. If you are a mess, they will be too and so will your business ultimately. Every business has its routine, boring aspects. Someone needs to do them and you need to stay on
top of the details as well as the big picture or your business will get away from you as it grows.

Helping others sounds more like a spiritual undertaking than a business tactic, but, in fact, it is critical to the success of your own business. On the net especially, networking with other people in your business area is critical. Often that means you lend a hand, teach them what they need to know-no money involved. It will come back to you a thousand times when you need someone to help you or beta test for you or advertise a product or service that you want to get out quickly.

There are times, on the net, when we all want to tear our hair out. Nothing is going right. No one is listening or responding. All of us get hit in the head once in a while. The question is are you prepared to get hit in the head many times and still get up again the next morning and get right back into the game. If you answered yes, you are optimistic about your business and your ability to succeed. This is vital.

As most of you know, I am a New Yorker. We have lots of traffic lights in New York and you know,when the traffic light says: "DON'T WALK", in theory you are not suppose to walk. If you are like me, you look both ways and, if there are no cars coming, you walk-even when it says DON'T WALK. I am in my Australia office right now. In Australia, when the traffic light says don't walk, YOU DON"T WALK. Hoards of people stand ,at attention ,on a street corner for two or three minutes with not a car in sight, and they really DON'T WALK. This probably explains why technical advances in Australia are about 10 years behind the states. Bending the rules a bit when no one gets hurt is par for the course for all business people.

Well I have gone on long enough.

Find out if you have the entrepreneurial spirit. Check your answers out to the quiz right below the Jane's Jingle.


SIDEBAR:

For our new readers: You should know: We always end our articles with a jingle to emphasize the point. You can capture the essence of our articles in the Jane's Jingle section every week.

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JANES JINGLE

Jane's Jingle is the summary and conclusion of the editors article and
generally captures it's essence so if you need to cut to the chase, you can always skip straight to the jingle :-)

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Entrepreneurs are a special lot,
They usually know what they got.
They do what it takes to get things done,
While making sure to create some fun.
It doesn't take genius or worldly knowledge,
You may not have even gone to college.
It takes a certain je ne c'est quoi,
And knowing exactly who you are.

Answers to the quiz

C,D,C,B, D, B,B

How many did you get right???

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GUEST ARTICLE

Guest articles are seen here when we receive an article that is in keeping with the theme of WebPro Times.

TELL ME YOUR WHAT AND WHY-- AND I'LL SHOW YOU HOW
By Charles Lalonde

In the Internet Marketing and Home-Based Business community, there is no shortage of credible experts who will teach you HOW to build a financially successful business. Why then is the percentage of people who take these courses and who actually go on to build a financially successful business so low?

A clue for the answer to this disturbing fact can be found in a quote by Mark Twain:

"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want."

My experience with thousands of entrepreneurial and sales individuals has verified the truth of this statement. For example, while teaching a course (at a large College) for people who had chosen to start their own business, there were very few who could tell you specifically, and with passion, WHAT they wanted from their business and WHY they wanted it!

You might be saying at this point, I know exactly WHAT I want from my business-success and lots of money. This sounds reasonable enough who doesn't want to be successful and make a lot of money? The problem is these desires are too nebulous and they lack a meaningful purpose to keep you motivated through challenging times.

If you doubt this statement, listen to what Albert E. N. Gray, author of "The Common Denominator Of Success", says on this subject:

"Many men with whom I have discussed this common denominator of success have said at this point, "But I have a family to support and I have to have a living for my family and myself. Isn't that enough of purpose?"

No, it isn't. It isn't because its not a strong enough of a purpose to make you form the habit of doing the things you don't like to do. For the very simple reason that it is easier to adjust ourselves to the hardships of a poor living than it is to adjust ourselves to the hardships of making a better one. If you doubt me, just think of all the things you are willing to go without in order to avoid doing the things you don't like to do.

All of which seems to prove that the strength, which holds you to your purpose is not your own strength but the strength of the purpose itself."

I find that most people have a difficult time defining their WHAT and WHY correctly. When doing this, you need to be very specific and focused. For example, you may define your WHAT and WHY this way:

"I want to be a millionaire (the WHAT) so that I can help disadvantaged children reach their true potential (the WHY)."

This is good, but may I suggest something even more powerful:

"I want to have a million dollars in cash (the WHAT) so that I can open a self-development center and help disadvantaged children reach their true potential (the WHY)."

It's very important for the WHAT to be specific. In our first example, if you become a millionaire in assets like land, you won't have the cash for your project to help children. Furthermore, the WHY must also be specific because it's the WHY, not the WHAT, that motivates you to succeed.

The following steps are recommended to establish your WHAT and WHY for success:

1. Make a list of everything you want, and then prioritize your list until you have narrowed it down to the top five most important.

2. Now, write out in detail WHY you want these five things that you have identified as your WHAT.

3. Next, carefully analyze which one of these five things you want the most. Remember, you must passionately want this one thing, or it will not have the power to motivate you.

4. Finally, determine HOW you will achieve it and what training you will need to succeed.

A quote by Albert E.N. Gray will provide you with a final thought on this subject:

"But as long as you live, don't ever forget that while you may succeed beyond your fondest hopes and your greatest expectations, you will never succeed beyond the purpose to which you are willing to surrender. Furthermore, your surrender will not be complete until you have formed the habit of doing the things that failures don't like to do."
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Charles Lalonde is a Certified trainer, writer and speaker who believes in always being a student. He is the author of Revealing The Secret Formula In Think and Grow Rich. For a FREE copy of the "Success and Wealth Secret Revealed Insider Report", click on http://www.thoughtstoriches.com/cgi-bin/aff/click.cgi?janes
and end your search for the key to outstanding success and prosperity.
Copyright 2003 Futures Management Services Inc.
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CONTEST OF THE DAY

Contest Winner 8.17.03 - issue 104

Congratulations to the Winner of last week's contest.

Pamela Heywood
http://www.pamela-heywood.com

The question: How many furlongs in a mile?

The answer: There are 220 yards in a Furlong

Pamela got her answer with a really neat piece of software called convert. See Freebie of the day.

Here it this week's contest question.

How many "F's" are in the following paragraph...

"Sending your offers to tens of thousands of online subscribers can be extremely profitable if you offer great products, service and prices. Your offers could easily get hundreds of orders and large numbers of repeat orders. Make sure you offer lots of bonuses too. This helps speed up the decision to buy. Affiliates are also a great way to make lots of sales."

This weeks prize - Fr.ee ad submitter that will blast your ads out to 2.5 million websites. This one is a beauty.

Send your answers to...
mailto:webprotimes@jpeads.com?subject=Contest-Answer

Contest Rules: First correct answer we receive WINS!

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SMART TIP OF THE DAY!

A good way to get traffic to your site is pay per click search engines. The way this works is you bid on a word or phrase and when someone searches and uses that word or phrase, sees your ad and goes to your site, it is recorded as a click and you get charged what you bid for that click. In a sense you pay only for results. Make sure you choose words that call up a limited number of results. Better to have highly targeted words than general words that call up thousands of results. Do a search on your words or phrases first before you submit them with a bid.

Here are some good pay per click search engines
http://www.1list.com?trends
http://google.com/

Search


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SMART RESOURCES OF THE DAY


Recommendation & Review:

Email Traffic tactics - Jimmy D Brown

Wouldn't it be great if you could earn thousands of dollars a month just by mailing select offers to your own list?

It would be natural to think that you'd need a reasonably large list to do that right. A list with 50,000-100,000 members in it.

Not true.

Email marketing is still the most powerful form of advertising online if you know what to do and how to do it.

Our good friend, Jimmy D Brown, has just released his brand new report that shows you step-by-step how he generates thousands of dollars a month from his smallest list which has just over 150 members in it.

The best part is you can grab this priceless information right now for just $19.97 and you get Freee Master Reprint Rights. That's right you can sell it and keep 100% of the profits!

If you are serious about your marketing and making money online, make sure you  don't miss this one.

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This one gets the WebPro Times seal of approval!

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SMART FR.EEBIE OF THE DAY

Here's a neat little piece of fre.e software called Convert offered to our members by Pamela Heywood: It converts English, American and Metric conversions of various weights & measures.

http://www.joshmadison.com/software/convert/


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THE CONTINUING SAGA OF J AND P
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P?

Yes J?

Did you notice last week, at the top, of the WebPro Times that you just included
our Australia Office and you failed to include our New York Office?

Why, J, would I do something like that?

Well, it was either you or some Gremlin came along and erased our New York Office.

J, if it's important to you, I will include our New York Office.

You bet it's important to me. I don't want people to think we come from some hick town in Australia and speak crocodile tongue.

Oh now hold the phone, J. Just one minute. It's better that people feel we come from Black Out City and that they might not be able to get in touch with us because
the lights go out every now and again.

P, I am going to put your lights out if you don't include the NY office.

Okay, J. I'll include the NY office, I certainly don't want to risk getting mugged by you.

Thanks, P. You're a gem.

Oh and by the way did you notice how many mistakes you made in last week's issue, P?

J?

Yes, P?

Don't start....

Phil Basten & Jane Mark
Publishers - WebPro Times
http://jpeadvertising.com


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