Saturday, June 8, 2013

Key to Multiple Streams of Income

Having multiple streams of income may sound like a lot of work. Don't you have to juggle several businesses at one time?

Well not exactly. With proper planning some income streams will almost take care of themselves. For instance consider investments in stocks or bonds, they don't need lots of work to deal with. In fact the less work you do with those after your initial purchase the better as leaving them alone is more cost effective,
Spread your time  evenly over those income streams that require you deal with matters regularly. So blog often on successful traffic generating blogs. Take care of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), update your skills as required, it is surprising how skills quickly dull as you don't use them.

Keepp a diary for ideas. It may just be a notebook. As ideas come to you for products, services, blog posts or such, write them down in outline straight away. Most ideas you can forget, but your notes will allow you to remember the real gems.

Check your idea diary regularlyfor ideas. The more ideas that you note down the more ideas you will get. It is surprising how once started the flow of ideas comes more easily.

Accept time  as a real cost. It can  take several months for an idea to bear fruit with a small cash stream. Keep working the paying streams and only let them go if they don't show a real return after two years at least.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

First International Sale on Zazzle

A few days ago. I received an e-mail from

I am used to their e-mails. I often get several per month telling me of a sale or an offer that they have running very soon.

This e-mail was notifying me of a sale. One of my items had sold a few minutes before and they were congratulating me.

I still get a thrill at the news of any sale. It is always fun and I like to see what sold and learn what commission I earned.

But with this sale there was an additional surprise. After many months of only selling to U.S. based customers. This customer was in England!

My old home. I wish I could have hugged the buyer right there and then. I was so excited.

With this one sale I have gone from selling quite locally, all over the lower 48 States to an International seller. Maybe one may say I can claim to be an international fashion house now.

Well that might be a bit much. but for this one designer and seller. I feel like I am in the bright lights now. One international sale under my belt. I am happy.