iPocket Video Review 2018

iPocket Video Review 2018 by MyBizTips

This is my short video review of the great smartphone video training course – iPocket Video Review 2018 by MyBizTips. Today’s smartphones and iPhones have excellent video quality and most have high definition and 4k.

You no longer need to invest in expensive video equipment. You only need to learn how to get the best from your phone! Now you too can make Hollywood quality videos that you’ll be proud of.

Ideal for personal use, just to improve your own video skills, or if you run a business add video production to your services.

Get immediate access now and I’ll also include two free ebooks that compliment Joe’s course. Go here and get immediate access: http://bit.ly/mbt_ipkt

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Turning Committed Ideas into a Business | Small Business Idea

Turning Committed Ideas into a Business | Small Business Idea

You’ll recall no doubt that we left this subject with you having identified those ideas on your list that you had said you would be committed to if you were able to start a home-based business in any / all of them. So what’s next for your small business idea?

 

Let’s put them all in the order in which you personally would love to have a business in that area; ignore cost issues, for now, just put them in the order your most committed to.

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Right – done that?

 

When you have, let go back to that startup cost question and close that off.

 

Look at your list, which of the small business ideas will require equipment that you don’t have or can’t reuse in order to get started? Look at those business ideas, ask yourself what can I do in the small business idea (market) that doesn’t involve all the equipment?

 

Is it possible I could outsource some of the tasks of the business to other people and allow me to start the business? Can I scale up (start small and grow)?

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Just asking these questions, especially if your number one chose is on this list, will make you start to be creative in how you look at the business ideas, the more excited (committed) to a business the more creative you’ll be to find ways and to stay in business.

 

When you have done this and there is really no other way to start any of the home based business ideas, just strike it through. And forget about it. If you have strong pangs of disappointment over any you have removed, go back to it and ask yourself the questions above again.

 

Okay we’re done! Well, alright no we’re not, but we do now have the list of business ideas that we can consider as our home based business.

 

Next time we cover this topic we’ll look at which of those ideas have a real market and which ones don’t. That’ll be next week (not Sunday), so watch for next article.

 

If you would like some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level coaching course, to start your own online business. You can take a look here NOW!

 

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How to Get Even More Done With the Two Minute Rule

In the modern workplace, there is always so much to do. And even more if you are building an online business startup. The bulk of tasks to be checked off that to-do list often seems insurmountable.

But there are ways to overcome that overwhelming feeling. One tip discussed before is taking on the most important tasks first. These are usually the ones that take the most time to complete, and the ones requiring the most creativity and brainpower. Once those are done, your mind can relax with the easier tasks for the rest of the day.



So, what’s next?

This is where the two-minute rule comes in. Have a look at your to-do list. Which tasks can be done in two minutes or faster? Once you’ve identified them, finish off those quickfire tasks right away. With that, you’ll be ticking off more boxes out of your to-do list. The more it clears up, the less stress you will feel as the day goes on.

The two-minute rule has one main benefit.

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It’s a quick and easy way to kill procrastination. These small tasks usually get neglected – “I’ll just do them later; they won’t take long anyway.” This excuse keeps popping up, and it compounds the number of small tasks yet to be done.

This rule can also help free up your Mondays.

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Often, you’ll find that it’s these small tasks creep their way into the next day’s list of tasks. Or worse, they can rollover well into the following Monday. No wonder many Mondays give people really bad headaches.



By applying the two-minute rule, that pile of unfinished work will soon disappear. The less overwhelmed you feel about the things you need to get done, the more you will actually get done.


 

If you are interested in creating an online business startup but have no clue where to start, you should download my FREE EBOOK below to get a list of small business ideas that you can later try out.

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Laser Focus Your Success

Laser Focus Your Success | Small Business Tips | Work From Home

Did you know there aren’t actually 24 hours in a day?

Okay, well, of course, there are, at least on a regular clock. But what I really mean is, you don’t get to use all 24 hours in a productive way that you may like.

Take me for example, if someone could invent a pill that would allow my body to recover from the day’s activities instead of having to go into a semi-conscious coma for 8 hours in every 24, I’d be at the front of the queue.

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Laser Focus!

I am willing to wager, there’ll be readers of this article agreeing with me. If you are one of those great! It means we are aligned and we share similar values for success and security.

Well anyway back to the subject in hand, 24 hours, right.

Here’s the thing – each day has a finite number of hours and minutes.  And how you spend your time will decide whether or not you achieve your goals.

What’s really bad is – when it’s gone, it’s gone! You will NEVER get that time back. You can’t pop down to the time bank and ask for a time overdraft or a loan.

Nope, when you use your time you only get to use it once.

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Here’s the good news though! We live in an age where we can use technology to create multiple opportunities to create wealth for ourselves even while we sleep!

If you do the work to create great popular and in-demand products and services and set up the right technology to support and service your clients, you will get your future time back – in abundance!

But you have to do the work first and what better time to start than now?

Practice that focus, you can start here.

So make your goals more important than other ‘things’, focus on productive tasks that drive your business idea forward, get laser focussed on your business goals, avoid unproductive interruptions, remember the ding of the email and instant message chats?

Turn off the TV (moving wallpaper as I call it), get your partner to sort your kids out (if you have any), lock yourself in the study, or your office or your bedroom – wherever you need to be to get laser focussed time.

AND get on with building your independent future. Do it now do it today, because your future self and your future family will thank you for it!

Until next time, have a great day!

P.S. Practice that focus, you can start here.

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Tackle Your Most Challenging Small Business Ideas First

Do you like working in the morning, in the afternoon, or late into the night? Maybe you like doing it after your day job, right when you get back home. Whatever your preferred work schedule, here is another rule of thumb to keep in mind to maximise your productivity. The rule is to work on the most challenging small business ideas first.

Have a look at your to-do list. I’m sure it’s loaded with tasks you must finish. If you can recall the article on prioritising, an important thing is to identify the most important tasks to get done right away. You may identify two, three, or even more tasks that fit into this category.



Amongst the many important tasks, which one should you do first then?

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Figuring out the answer to that may be another chore. True, prioritisation may have eased up your planning phase; however, having multiple important tasks can catch you off guard again.

Finding out the one task you must work on first has thus become a chore. But it does not have to be if you know this extra trick.

Ask yourself which task is the most challenging.

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Which one will take the most time to complete? Which will require the most creative energy or brainpower? Also, what is that one task you would rather not do before the day ends, when you’re already feeling drained?

Those questions will lead you to that one specific task you have to accomplish first. Once you’ve zeroed in on it, focus on that task completely until it’s done.

This takes advantage of your brain’s peak performance level.

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Each day, when you are just getting started working on your online business startup, you are at your most creative and productive state. Your mind is sharpest at this point in time, and you are able to solve problems a lot more easily. Your mind is in the best condition to tackle difficult projects. Taking advantage of your heightened mental state, you can finish those challenging tasks with flying colours.



If you are interested in creating an online business startup but have no clue where to start, you should download my FREE EBOOK below to get a list of small business ideas that you can later try out.

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Why You Shouldn’t buy a Franchise?

Why You Shouldn’t buy a Franchise?

When looking to start your own home based business one very popular option is to look at investing in a franchise. There are a number of advantages with franchises; an established name, a sales territory, sales leads, advertising and marketing, to name but some of the major benefits.

 

Well, at least that’s how most franchises would tell you. But just stop a minute and think this business model through.

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Unless it’s a very unique and specialist franchise, what possibly can be an advantage in investing in the name of a known brand?  Just think about this; you are buying a business name that (hopefully) is recognised by your potential customers, but how uniques or well respected is that brand, is it significant enough to mean any good independent competitors can’t compete?

 

That’s especially true when you remember you don’t have an exclusive sales territory – what that means is that no other franchisee can promote in your area, but you still have every other competitor in your sale area too.

 

What about those leads, well that may have some value, but how good are those leads? Are you still expected to follow-up on enquiries or are they actual orders? What if you can’t afford the investment in the franchise?

 

Well many franchises can arrange financing to help you start your franchise business, sound great – but you still have to pay the loan back, assuming you meet their requirements for lending in the first place.

 

Assuming you are still considering a franchise, ask yourself why are you getting in to your own home based business, is it to become independent and be able to run your own business the way you want to, to make as much profit as you can and keep the majority for yourself?

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You can probably tell I don’t have a high regard for franchises, don’t get me wrong some (like McDonalds) are great franchise opportunities, but they come with almost cast iron guarantees of success, many franchises don’t.

 

No, starting your own business is tough enough, but immediately committing to paying a franchise fee, plus a percentage of turnover (or target turnover) and potentially any financing, even before you pay yourself! Doesn’t sound like a great way to start your own business in my view.

 

If you want to have another job and/or another boss, then a franchise will surely take you there. I don’t think that’s for you though, else you wouldn’t have read this far.

If you want to start small and don’t have enough budget to buy a franchise, check out Passive School.

 

Have a great weekend.

Avoid Eyestrain When Working on your Online Business Startup

When you’re working on your online business startup, you’ll often be in front of a computer screen. Then again, you can’t help it, since doing business online is the standard today. Whether you like it or not, you will have to spend time facing a screen.

However, this can be a problem, especially when you’re also facing a screen for nearly eight hours a day for your day job. Too much time glancing at a computer display can strain your eyes. Left unchecked, this can damage your vision in the long term.

Remember to take care of your eyes with these three simple techniques.

Look away from the screen every 20 minutes.

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A major cause of eyestrain is when your eyes focus on only the monitor – and nothing else – for a really long time. To give your vision some rest, make it a habit to look away from the computer every 20 minutes. Glance at something farther – say 20 feet away – for about 20 seconds. Afterwards, you may get back to work on screen.



Cover windows to reduce glare.

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Reflections of windows and walls can also hurt your eyes whilst working in front of a computer. They are distracting and would compete with the things your eyes want to focus on. To avoid this, shut the curtains or close the blinds. With less light reflecting off the glass of your monitor, you can eliminate glare.

Don’t forget to blink.

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When you’re concentrating on a task in front of a screen, chances are you would neglect blinking. Later on, you’d probably notice your eyes feeling dry. Which is why you should not forget to blink – it rehydrates the eyes. Dry eyes can hurt, so blink away to keep them moist.



Your eyes are very important assets, so it’s always wise to take good care of them. These simple steps can be a big help already. Your eyes will stay healthier, and your vision will stay clear for longer.


 

If you are interested in creating an online business startup but have no clue where to start, you should download my FREE EBOOK below to get a list of small business ideas that you can later try out.

How the Pomodoro Technique ‘Hacks’ your Brain to be More Productive

In our modern world, there are so many things that can distract you. Social media notifications, email, instant messages, sudden phone calls, you name it. Not to mention the more important things that you need to get done. The stuff that compete for your attention all at once can seriously steal away much productivity.

Thankfully, there is a nifty little brain hack that can help you out. It’s called the Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro technique forces you to deliberately focus on one task.

It’s always tempting to accomplish everything on your to-do list as fast as you can. Normally, you would resort to multitasking to get everything done. However, this would only distract your brain constantly, making you even less productive.



But the Pomodoro technique forces you to work on just one task for a given block of time. During that phase, it would be quite easy to push aside other tasks in favour of focusing on one.

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It also helps you to avoid burnout.

The technique also includes regular breaks in between time blocks, helping you to avoid stressing your body and mind out too much. Also, anticipating these breaks is a great motivation to help you finish your tasks faster.



The breaks also run on scheduled times so that you don’t overstep the bounds. We all know how tempting it is to extend a break for ‘just another minute’.

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The technique is as easy as five steps.

Just follow the infographic below, and you’ll be on your way to surprisingly scaled-up productivity levels!

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Every 25 minute time block is called a pomodoro. It’s also recommended that after four pomodoros, take a longer break of 15 minutes. That way, your mind will be well-rested for the next sprints of focused work.

 

If you are interested in creating an online business startup but have no clue where to start, you should download my FREE EBOOK below to get a list of small business ideas that you can later try out.

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60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom Coaching and Tuition

60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom Coaching and Tuition

Happy Sunday everyone,

We are now almost halfway, 28 days to be precise, into the 60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom coaching and tuition.

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If this is your first view of the diary of Mind Your Own Business I recommend you go back over the earlier emails in this series to follow the progress thus far.

 

We now have our shop live on the shopify platform and our FB business page set up to start creating content, run ads and drive traffic.

 

You can see the latest progress here: https://gamingedge.co

 

So what have we done in week 4?

 

Well, from the outside looking in, you won’t see very much (if any) change to the site or the Facebook page, that’s because we have set up the customer support portal, created an image for our Facebook ad using free image design software recommended by the Online Marketing Classroom course presenters.

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In addition we have searched and identified the best suppliers for our product niche and created the sales channels to our store!

 

The store and Facebook pages are live now and our next steps is to start to drive traffic to the store.

 

Now all that might sound complicated if you’ve never built a store before, but I can assure you the Online Marketing Classroom coaching is excellent and very easy to follow.

 

Next week is week 5 of the 60 Day Challenge course, we are going to start to set up and run ads and learn how to process the sales and to scale up as the volume of sales increases.

 

Remember if you want to learn more about the product support I’ve subscribed to, then click on the links below to watch a free webinar, alternatively visit the product home page for an overview of the programme itself.

 

Fee webinar here: http://bit.ly/myobwbnar

 

Home Page here: http://bit.ly/1kmyob

 

For passiveschool: http://bit.ly/mbtcoach

 

eStore Shopify affiliate link: http://bit.ly/myobshop

 

If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry level coaching course, you can take a look here

 

Until next time, thanks for reading.

 

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8 Tests To Your Perfect Niche

8 Tests To Your Perfect Niche

Hello again,

 

Did you miss me? I missed you, that’s why I’m back in touch!

 

I left you hanging a bit last time, niche finding – remember?

 

As I said, yes, by all means, build your business around something you are passionate about, there’s a big advantage in building a business around your passion.

You already have a built in motivation to get up and at ‘em in the morning, because you love your subject matter.

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Which is great, as I pointed out before, but how do you know if your passion is in a niche that has a demand ( we call it ‘a hungry crowd’)?

 

Well, here’s 8 tests you can do to research if your niche has sufficient demand to build a successful business.

 

1 – Is there enough other people as passionate about your subject (aka niche) as you are?

This is fairly easy to do, go to your favourite search engine and enter a few words and phrases (one at a time, obviously – lol), then filter using time and select ‘past year’ have a look at the search results and make a note of the number of search results come back for those words and phrases. You want millions of return search result volumes.

 

2 – Is there competition for your niche?

There’s a number of free keyword research tools that can tell you how much competition there is in a niche over a period of time.  Remember competition is good! You don’t want to have ‘High volumes of competition but any niche with medium competition means you have a good chance of making a viable business.

 

3 – Go deep!

Eh? WTF are you on about now? Go deep means to go more specialised in your niche, if you’re into video games, maybe go and research just PS4 games and products as a niche. If you like fishing, think about researching just sea fishing, fly fishing, I think you get the idea.

 

4 – Who’s talking about it?

You can check out forum search lists for the volumes and age of topics around your niche, the higher and more current the better.

 

5 – How many problems are there in your chosen niche and can you find better, unusual, new ways to help solve them?

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6 – Can you make your own product (eventually) or will you only ever be able to sell other people’s products?

This is much more the case with physical products, but if you find a niche that has digital product opportunities, then there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t create and promote your own.

 

7 – Are you passionate about this niche (or sub-niche – remember going deep)?

It’s not enough to be interested in a niche if you want to be able to run a successful business in that niche, you have to be committed.

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8 – If you don’t know where to start – just start.

Take your passion, create a blog page, join forums, post and tweet about your subject, see what interaction there is, what kind of videos are available. Just this action alone will start to make you think more creatively about your possible profitable niche.

 

I hope you’ve found this of interest and that you’ll go forward in your search for a successful online business.

You can start here at Passive School.