My 5 Tips to Be Strong & Happy During Lockdown✊

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

Caption to this pic: “EXTREME Social Distancing”

Just kidding 😅 this was taken a few years ago on holiday in Spain 😎🌞 I sure do miss travelling ✈️

Anyway, just wanted to reach out to those of you who might be having a tough time atm, esp if you’re in lockdown.

Here are some of my tips…

1. Establish a daily routine 🗓– even something as simple as getting up early, making your bed and then getting on with daily chores can be helpful in keeping you active mentally

2. EXERCISE DAILY 💪 – but mix things up, don’t do the same thing, one day do some bodyweight training, another day follow a routine on YouTube, keep your mind/body guessing

3. Reach out to friends 👋 – and do video calls, never underestimate the power of connections at this time, use technology to stay connected and keep your mental health upbeat

4. Comfort others 🙏– there’s that famous saying that goes, you forget your problems, when you try to help others with theirs

5. Learn something new 📖 – use this time to read a book you’ve always been meaning to get round to

If you think of any more? add them to the comments, would love to hear yours.

If we look after ourselves, and also look after others, we should all be fine 😉👍

Take care, Be well and Be safe.

MV

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2 Skills that will Make You Highly Valuable This Year

Happy New 2021!! 🎇🎉

The start of a New Year and a New Decade! 

Now, think back all the way to 2010. 

Take a brief moment to think about the person you were and what you were doing back then. 

Did you imagine your life would be like it is today? or that the world would be like it is today? 

I’m guessing your answer to both is “No”. 

Because I certainly couldn’t imagine being where I am today, considering the ‘state’ I was in back then. 

😥My grandmother who raised me had just passed away. 

😥My marriage had just ended painfully. 

😟I was fired from my job, while still coming out of a global recession. 

Yes, all three of those events happened one after the other pretty much in the same space of time. Talk about terrible 3’s! 

It was too much for me to imagine back then that I’d be where I am today, happy in all areas of my life, personally, emotionally, professionally & financially. 

If you had told me that 10 years ago? I wouldn’t be able to hear or want to believe you, as I was too overwhelmed by the haze of pain and tears. 

But that’s just how much things can change in 10 years… And now here we are, coming into the first year of a new decade

And sadly, we have a new challenge facing us that none of us has ever faced before. I’m speaking of course about COVID-19 which has impacted so many people around the world from jobs to businesses to personal lives… It’s been a tough year for everyone. 

And it’s also unsettling not knowing for sure when it will be over… 

But one thing we are sure about, is that we weren’t ready for it. 

So I know you might still be in relaxation, festive mode, but I think it’s important to ask the question… Are you ready? 

Whether you have your own business, still have a job, or searching for new opportunities… 

Are you really ready for this new decade? 

Because life as we knew it is about to change. And it will change a lot… 

Another good question to ask yourself is, 

“How Do I Start Preparing For The New Decade?” 

If we take a look at history, there are some certainties that have never changed. And one of them is this… 

People with special, relevant skills in the marketplace are always of value to others. 

And with the world inevitably going online, there are 2 types of skills that will be highly valuable and even irreplaceable, they are… 

1) The ability and skillset to market and provide products and services online 

2) Helping companies (large or small) communicate and market their products and services to win customers online  

If you have the skills that can help companies (and yourself) navigate through uncertain & challenging times, you become a highly valuable and irreplaceable asset….to others and especially to yourself. 

2 Types of business models I recommend you look into for 2021 are:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • e-Commerce

If you want more detail about what they are and also how they work in action… 

I can send you a video training series for free, explaining the 2 business models and how to make a start with them, which I think you’ll find insightful and useful, especially if you want to learn how to build a business around the things you love.

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Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think.

Looking forward to the year ahead, let’s make it an awesome one! ✊

 Mark

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6 Ways To Let Your Dreams Come To You

Ever notice when you’re feeling great, good things just seem to go your way naturally, even effortlessly? 

And when you’re not feeling great, the opposite happens, tasks, deadlines, personal relationships can suddenly feel chaotic and overwhelming really easily. 

I believe how we feel about ourselves is directly connected to the reality we create in our lives: good or bad. 

Once you’re clear about what you want in life, simply ‘ask’ for it. You do that by visualising it regularly, combined with…

Making sure the dominant energy you feel is ‘good’. 

You can do that by, 

  1. Taking time out & stopping when you’re exhausted
  2. Self reflect and focus on your wins (no matter how small)
  3. Physically work out to flood yourself with endorphins
  4. Surround yourself with good people (as often as possible)
  5. Commune with the natural world (every chance you get)
  6. Forgive others (and just as important…forgive yourself)

“Do whatever you can…to make yourself feegood while visualising and acting on your dreams

Only after all the negative energy ‘blocks’ are removed from our path…can our dreams make their way to find us. 

I believe our job is to help clear the way, so it can happen sooner : )

Mark

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⏺Start and grow online an online business and income streams based around your interests

⏺Set up automated systems to create the freedom to work anywhere & anytime

⏺Generate ‘passive income’

⏺Use a proven formula that has the potential to bring in 6-figures a year, using a simple but incredibly vital ingredient

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Is It Possible To Be A Successful Entrepreneur With All That’s Happening In The World Right Now?…

It doesn’t take an expert to see the global economy has shifted dramatically and traditional business models are shifting too. 

Physical ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses are struggling and many have gone under because people are at home consuming more things online than ever before. 

It’s just the reality. 

So, is it possible to build a successful business even with all that’s happening in the world right now?… 

Definitely. If your business is online

Think about it… 

Online entrepreneurs don’t need physical stores, they’re not tied down to any physical location, they don’t require staff or employees and they have no limitations on the markets they can sell to.  

Here’s some more food for thought… over 2.5 Trillion per year is currently being spent in retail purchases online which means people, lots of people….are online and buying things all the time. 

Everything from small items like books, phones, cameras, to digital products like online training and self-development courses all the way up to larger goods like furniture, cars and even luxury homes. 

Yes, you can even buy a whole house online now! 

There’s a real opportunity here and there’s never been a better time to leverage the digital economy by learning how to build an online business than right now

Mark

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⏺Use a proven formula with the potential to bring in 6-figures a year, using a simple but vital ingredient

7 Reasons Why Affiliate Marketing Is The Greatest Way To Start A Business

Affiliate Marketing

If you’ve started reading this, it’s probably because you’ve got an interest (or curiosity) in starting an online business or maybe you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money online.

So what is affiliate marketing? And who is it good for?

Affiliate marketing is in my opinion, a great option for new entrepreneurs and seasoned pros alike, but it’s an especially good start for people who are beginners because of its simplicity.

How does it work?

Affiliate marketing is about recommending products and services you like, you’re passionate about and believe in, to others who might benefit from them too.

What happens is that you get paid each time someone makes a purchase of the product or service you’ve recommended.

So, why is it good for beginners?

For a start, coming up with your own range of products and services can be a challenging, time-consuming, costly and ENORMOUS undertaking.

Affiliate marketing allows you to leverage products that already exist and are already successful in the market.

Since the production and fulfilment are handled by the manufacturer, you personally don’t have to worry about customer service and you also don’t have to stock or deliver the products yourself.

All you have to do, is promote it.

Here are 7 Reasons why, in my opinion, affiliate marketing is the greatest way to start for any aspiring entrepreneur

1. Low start-up costs

You can get started with little budget, some affiliate programmes are even free of charge. Credible sites like Amazon offer free affiliate memberships called “associate programmes” where you can earn commissions by endorsing the products and services you’ve used.

As an example and comparison, if you were to buy into a physical franchise business, you’d easily be looking at tens of thousands in capital investment – not to mention, if it folds, you’re also liable for the losses.

Running an online business in comparison to purchasing a physical business is a MUCH less costly investment with low to almost zero funding and risk.

2. You only promote quality products you believe in

Companies with affiliate programmes usually go through a rigorous beta-testing phase and hone their product through trial-and-error at their own expense to make sure they’re of a high standard.

The hard work has been done and the best buying market for the product has been identified. All you have to do now is promote it.

Of course, having said that, it would be wise to do your homework and check out the reputation of the company you’re marketing for. And it does help if you personally believe in the products and services you’re endorsing.

3. You can do it on your own – anywhere

You can join an affiliate marketing programme and run it anywhere on your laptop or mobile device. There’s no need to hire staff or rent an office to get started. This means you’re also geographically free to run your business wherever you choose: your living room, an internet cafe or on the beach (as long there’s wifi! :)).

affiliate marketing - laptop living
You can run an affiliate marketing business anywhere with a laptop or mobile device.

4. You don’t need to be an expert at online marketing

Do you know how to shop online? because that’s pretty much the basic principle you need to get started.

If you know your way around a computer, have decent internet access, together with some basic online awareness, you’re already equipped to start the ball rolling.

5. A ‘side project’ that could become something more

This is something you can do alongside your current job. And because the business is online, most of the work can be “automated”, which means you can leave your business to run while you get on with other things (work, meetings, gym, family etc).

When you start to experience successes with your affiliate business and find that your income matches, or even surpasses your current income, is the time you could consider focusing on it full time to work on growing it even more.

6. Global Audience = Global Customers

The internet enables you to target local and global audiences in a way that is unprecedented. Any individual in the world who needs the product you’re promoting is a potential customer you can reach within seconds.

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In terms of reaching an audience the world is your market.

7. You can become profitable much quicker than a traditional business

People who start with a traditional “bricks and mortar” business, often take years of hard work to gain momentum and may also involve serious (financial) risks.

It’s hardly surprising that many new business owners and entrepreneurs give up or go bust; approximately 91% of new businesses fail within 5 years of starting.

The time to profitability with affiliate marketing tends to be shorter than traditional businesses because there’s no “start-up” collateral or products to develop.

Your overheads will also be much lower because you won’t need premises or staff.

Tip: When assessing an affiliate programme, look for a culture of (ongoing) support.

Check if the affiliate programme provides training and support for its members. If they do? that’s even better. The ones that look after their members with a long-term vision are usually the ones that do very well.

A culture of community support and a network of expertise you can tap into, combined with high-quality products for you to promote, will increase your ability to grow your business quicker and achieve profitability sooner.

The world and how we do business is changing.

Affiliate marketing is changing the way people do business.

According to Forbes, around 52% of new businesses are now home-based.

Many first-time self-made millionaires and multi-millionaires over the last five years have used affiliate marketing as a part of their strategy for wealth creation.

So, how do you get started?

The affiliate market has many diverse “niches” to choose from. The key is to get involved with a service or product you’re genuinely passionate about.

Shop around and do a bit of research. Focus on the industries and the topics you have an interest in, or even better, passionate about.

Are you into Health and Fitness? This industry is now estimated at $4.2 Trillion. This is a massive market with people constantly searching for high quality products, training and coaching.

Is Personal Development your thing? The positive thinking and self-development market is estimated at around $11 Billion – filled with people constantly purchasing products to help improve and enhance their well-being.

The opportunities are out there. You just need to tap into the niche that aligns with what you’re interested in.

Go through a respected site like ‘Clickbank’. That should help acquaint you with the affiliate options available on the market and also who’s offering affiliate marketing opportunities for your particular “niche”.

Best business strategy: Be genuine.

You don’t have to buy everything you promote, but trying the product or at least researching the results it’s given others before giving your opinion and endorsement gives you credibility.

It will also make you more believable – people tend to know when someone is genuinely passionate. Having personally tried something you’re recommending will help make you come across as more authentic and convincing.

However, there’s nothing wrong in promoting a product you haven’t personally tried, as long as you’re honest about it.

My advice, in that case, would be full transparency by making it clear your recommendation is based on your “opinion” of the product. Maybe share some positive testimonials & results provided by others to add credibility to your opinion.

Remember you’re not only promoting a product, but you’re also building a reputation for yourself as well.

If done right, affiliate marketing can be an exciting, personally rewarding, fulfilling, fun and highly profitable business – based on simply promoting products and services you like, you’re passionate about and you believe in.

Mark

Mark Villarosa - Digital Entrepreneur

I’m an online entrepreneur on a mission to inspire and teach people how to leverage the power of the internet to create the freedom they want in life.

Access the same free video training I learned from, and you’ll learn how to…

⏺Start and grow online an online business and income streams based around your interests

⏺Set up automated systems to create the freedom to work anywhere & anytime

⏺Generate ‘passive income’

⏺Use a proven formula with the potential to bring in 6-figures a year, using a simple but vital ingredient