How to thrive during quarantine.

Yes, for some, being stuck at home sucks. But we should also keep in mind, working from home is the lifelong goal of many. Tons of people have been yearning for the opportunity to break free from the monotony of the office life and start a business of their own… well, now you have a chance. So, instead of thinking about everything you could possibly miss out on during this crisis, you should think of the money you will be missing out on by not taking action NOW. Because, I…

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A message from our CEO.

In times like these, we all need to take a step back and evaluate what is important to us. For some, it’s business, for others, family, for few, it’s our legacy – what we will leave behind, as well as be remembered for. As I sit here writing this, my mother is in the hospital, and cannot have visitors, because the hospital cannot risk allowing the virus into its doors. What an eye-opener – being turned away from visiting someone you love. When I created Smartr, the entire purpose of…

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Stuck at home? Get your side hustle on.

I never knew getting toilet paper would be such a difficult task. After visiting 6 stores, I was losing my motivation, but that doesn’t stop an entrepreneur, right? In fact, once I felt that sudden urge of discouragement, it was followed by an immediate surge of energy and determination. I am going to find some paper for our family to wipe their butts, no matter what I have to do. As I walked into the 7th store with my new feelings of success, I found toilet paper. Suddenly, I am…

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Why You Will Never Be Rich

Many years ago, I had a beautiful Ford Mustang. It was my dream car at the time… a GT model, stocked with a 4.6L V8. Of course, being your typical car nut, I gutted it, rebuilding everything I could to give the car more horsepower, torque, and a more menacing growl. My buddies and I worked on this car in the evenings. It allowed us to drink some beers, shoot the shit, and stare at the car more than anything. We would periodically change a part, or get caught up…

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Why do so many people fail at affiliate marketing?

They are just trying to make money. They are selling the same thing every other person just trying to make money is selling. They don’t know how dangerous their affiliate links look on their YouTube video that has 4 views. They aren’t trying to deliver value to people as much as they are just trying to make a sale. They are not a sales professional. They are not a leader. Not only do they not have the ambition to follow through after they try getting rich quick, people can sense…

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How can I earn $100 by using apps?

This is exactly why we created Smartr Marketing… we saw the need for income-generating apps to hit the marketplace. So we obliged. The truth is, in order to make money at anything, a transaction needs to take place, a sale needs to be made, and an exchange of value needs to happen with both parties involved. Unfortunately, it is difficult for people to understand that concept… so, they want to make money from home, but they don’t want to talk to people. Well, if you get rid of the label…

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How do I overcome my resistance to change?

Life is full of ups, downs, and stagnation. And even though it may suck on a down, it is only happening because we still have something to learn. Once we learn the needed lessons, we start going back up. The further up we go, the better it feels. Ultimately, it can end up feeling so good that we decide we don’t want to go further than where we are right now. After all, we fought for where we are right now. It took hard work and effort to get where…

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Over 95% of Shopify businesses fail.

Is it surprising? It may be to some, but not to me. I walked into the local pizza place the other day to pick up our pies, and the team behind the counter had 6 different tablets and screens in front of them. When I asked why so many, the manager told me, “Well, this is our POS, this is for GrubHub, this one is for Favor, this one is for….” She named off a few delivery models I had never even heard of before. I was stunned! As a…

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Can I really make money with MistPlay?

Sure… it pays, but let me tell you a little about how ads work, so you understand how time you lose to make money from these platforms. When I pay for an ad, I am paying for someone to click or engage with my ad. Well, it can take dozens of people scrolling by before anyone ever clicks an ad. When they do, an impression or engagement is tripped. Depending on your ad spend and settings, you could end up paying, let’s say, .30 cents for someone to watch the…

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Which affiliate program would work best for a $5,000 to $8,000 product sale?

An affiliate program is made when a company decides to share a percentage of a transaction with a person who wants to promote that company. Meaning, paying a person $5k-$8k per sale would ultimately mean you have an extremely large transaction happening. Even at a mere 10% commission, you are talking about a $50,000 to $80,000 dollar transaction taking place. This has little to do with a platform, and more to do with a positive company history that a creditor (providing merchant services) would trust. So, you need: To make…

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