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Easter Break And A New Beginning

chicks to symbolize a new beginningFirst The Easter Break

Easter is traditionally a time for a new beginning. You may wish to read a lovely article from a nearby Church about Easter and New Beginnings.

I know some of my readers don’t celebrate Easter, and I just found out last week that it falls on different dates in different cultures. For instance the lovely lady who helps me round the house is happy to come on Easter Monday to clear up any debris that may result from my visitors over the next few days, because she celebrates Easter according to the Romanian Orthodox calendar.

So if Easter isn’t a holiday for you this weekend I hope you’ll indulge (or ignore) me!

Easter breakI’m having a little Easter break this weekend, for the best of reasons. My beautiful grand-daughters are here to stay with me, and have brought their cutie-pie Dog-dog.

They are pictured here in their Easter dresses with Dog-dog. (Actually he was a naughty boy and rolled in something unmentionable on his walk this morning, so all the activities were delayed while he had an unscheduled hosing down.)

It’s Good Friday as I write this, because my little family is visiting another Nanny who lives about an hour away, so I’m snatching time to make a quick Easter post then scheduling it for Easter Sunday publication. I have a full program of Bunny Cuddling and Easter Egg Hunting over the next day or so. I suspect some serious chocolate tasting will be part of the events too.

To be honest, unusually for me, I’m really welcoming a break, because the business events of the last six weeks or so have totally overwhelmed me and I’m pretty exhausted!

For readers who have missed the major sagas:

  • WordPress security problems nearly destroyed by blog – all fixed now by moving to Managed WordPress Hosting
  • The crooked plumber (I’m pleased to report that he has been removed from the RatedPeople website for “poor service”, and they emailed me to warn against using him. So there IS justice after all.
  • new beginning for Blogging After DarkAs I come up to the UK end of financial year, it’s always a really busy time in my offline business too, and I am more than ever before “Blogging After Dark”.
  • Ten days ago my printer just went BANG. For “normal” people, this would be a minor issue. Oh no… because it’s networked in to work under Linux for my offline client in Manchester, my son had to login remotely from Spain to redo all the setup work on its replacement, and replicate what he did for me while visiting at Christmas.
  • And that was AFTER a week long battle to even get the replacement printer into my office. Don’t ask!
  • A massive influx of USA members into my Premier Cashback team has generated a revived interest in the business from new people, and from those who looked at it first time round and decided not to go ahead.

Yes, they all had happy outcomes, in the end, but it’s been an anxious time – even the exciting experience with the USA team was tense, wondering if the payments would “clear” the 14 day cooling off period. Yes, they’re now clearing, day by day.

New Beginning – Family

On the family front, my younger son and his wife (and Bailey) are moving into a new home – drivNew beginning for Baileying the final van-load of furniture there even as I write. This is the culmination of a series of moves in their property development business which has now grown to the point that they are able to afford a home of their own in parallel with the “project being done up to sell”.

They have worked really hard and made tons of sacrifices to get to this point, and I’m proud and pleased that I was able to help fund their business start-up from earnings I made in an online business about six years ago.

Bailey will have a huge garden now – replacing the pocket-hanky sized one that he’s had to suffer for the last two or three years. So he loves his new home.

New Beginning – Business

Well – happily there is NO new business, because I have been in Premier Cashback since summer 2015; but I have been both active and passive – as my other time commitments allow.

Although I realised the potential of Premier Cashback from the outset, it was something of an act of faith at the time. However, over the last six weeks (even before the USA team joined in my team) the success stories have just started rolling out in our group – for both active and passive members.

Seeing it happen before my eyes has completely fixed my resolve that this is the business to take me to a comfortable retirement.

So it’s the beginning of a new confidence.

Previously when people would pitch me on other businesses on Facebook or by email, there was always that little “I wonder if…..?” moment. But the new beginning for me is that I am completely uninterested in the earning potential of any other business – because I know that none can surpass Premier Cashback.

The pleasure of telling a completely  passive member to check their e-wallet because their cashback has arrived is just brilliant. What more could I (and they) want?

Training and Advertising

I WILL still continue offering Internet Marketing training and advertising to those of my team who want to be active members and take control of their Premier Cashback rewards. Of course I will be following the training myself too – my retirement business is still a “work in progress”.

I will also be USING (as opposed to promoting) a few advertising programs. Two of them I just don’t rate the earning potential for typical online marketers, and the third is a co-operative that members can either promote or be passive (and buy guaranteed signups)  – but not both. Obviously I’m passive, and buying sign-ups 🙂

New Strategies

Affiliate ClubI mentioned a while ago that I am taking coaching in the Affiliate Club. All the activity above, plus my regular stint of blog commenting meant that I haven’t fully taken advantage of the new strategies being taught in the Affiliate Club.

So I will be spending more time learning to promote Premier Cashback.

If you’d like a taste of what I’ll be learning, click >>> for a free video about what you’ll get in Affiliate Club coaching.

I’m not giving up my blog, because – quite apart from the new team members who found me through my blog and joined from reading my regular posts – my blog serves as a reference point for all my accumulated knowledge of Premier Cashback. See the loyalty points tab on the menu. In that category there’s usually a post I can send to answer a prospect’s questions.

However, part of my “new beginning” is that I will be spending less time on my blog (which appears – finally – to be on an even keel) and more time trying out the Affiliate Club strategies for list building and traffic generation – with the aim of growing my Premier Cashback team.

What Will You Be Doing Differently?

Can you believe that a quarter of 2016 has already passed by?EggHunt

What has improved in your business? I’d love to hear what the first 3 months of 2016 has brought you.

Please share your progress in the comments below.

Or if you are planning a new beginning for the second quarter, I’d love to hear about that too.

Meanwhile – I have a serious Easter Egg Hunt to plan!

 

 

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Edward Thorpe - March 27, 2016

Hi Joy,

Thank you for the wonderful picture of your granddaughters and Dog-dog. Absolutely loved hearing about your sons and how they are so supportive of their ‘Mum’.

This post is like a breath of fresh air that does resemble an awakening of new possibilities. Really fun to read because your optimism and gratitude shines throughout. Maybe my favorite post from you – ever! Thanks, Edward

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    Joy - March 28, 2016

    Awwww Edward, Thanks 🙂 How kind!

    You cheered me up now they’ve gone and I’m left with an empty house – oh, and some Easter eggs, so life is still good.

    Yes, I’m very optimistic about what’s happening in my online business at the moment. Be sure I’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the news as it happens.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Harleena Singh - March 27, 2016

Hi Joy,

Happy Easter to you and yours 🙂

That’s such a delightful picture of your grandkids, and of course, you need this time off to be with your loved ones. And with your son shifting to a new home, all the more time to be spending with them and helping however you can. Business and work carries on, and at such times, we all need to take it off for a while and spend time with our family.

Yes, so many months have passed and time flies, doesn’t it? We are also working on our projects slowly, and they will take their own time as well.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Easter weekend 🙂

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    Joy - March 29, 2016

    Hi Harleena

    How lovely to see you on my blog again. Yes, it’s good to be self-employed so that I can choose when I need to take time off to help with my family.

    I had a lovely Easter break, and hope that you and Vinay did too.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Kim Willis - March 28, 2016

Hi Joy,

Another Easter change! (I’ve just read Adrienne Smith’s blog and she has just announced a significant change.)

Anyway it’s good that the cash back program is working well for you. It’s good to learn that you will still keep your blog running, although your time involvement will lessen. Understandable!

I have no changes to announce, so will just keep plugging along as usual.

Good luck Joy

Kim

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    Joy - March 29, 2016

    Hi Kim,

    Yes, funny that. Unlike some others I hadn’t seen that coming!

    You may (or may not!) be surprised to learn that YOU were part of the decision making process for me reducing my time involvement, when you said that you had reduced the number of blogs you comment on. It doesn’t seem to have done you any harm, so I’ll see where it leads me.

    At the moment I don’t seem to have been any “quieter”, but it’s early days and I’ve hardly been on the PC because of the above mentioned family visit.

    Will certainly be including your blog in my “preferred” list, so do plug along.

    Thanks, Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Mandy Allen - March 28, 2016

Wow, what a busy time, Joy! I love Easter, not least because I am a singer and the Easter music is so challenging and fun to sing. Christmas music is rather delightful but often very much more sedate and therefore much easier to grasp. I too will be busy over the next couple of weeks with end of year tax stuff for my offline businesses. Once that is done I am off to see Dad for a week and recharge my batteries in the sun of Spain. What have I accomplished in the first quarter of the year? Well, I have resurrected my blog and delivered Reiki at an introductory event so helped a lot of people become aware of the powers of this amazing energy, and I have started a new volunteering opportunity which is truly fulfilling.

Enjoy the journey!

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    Joy - March 29, 2016

    Hi Mandy,

    Well you’ve been busy too haven’t you? Ah… a bit of sun in Spain – that sounds so tempting. I was out on Sunday and got absolutely drenched and pelted by hail stones. Anyway, at least now the clocks have changed here we get more light in the evenins so that always feels better.

    I look forward to reading more about Reiki on your blog, and hope your next quarter is as productive as this one has been for you.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Kathryn Maclean - March 29, 2016

Hi Joy,
How lovely to see your grand-daughters in their Easter best. Along with dog-dog of course.
Good you are taking a break and starting out fresh after all your troubles with your website and a plumber? How nice to see your son and his family have a new place and a lovely garden for their dog.

All the best to you and happy belated Easter.

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    Joy - March 29, 2016

    Thanks Kathryn,

    I had a lovely few days with the girls and Dog-dog, and I feel so much better for it – although it was an exhausting few days, it’s a different kind of tiredness.

    Just been on the phone with Matt and he’s very excited about starting his new house project.

    Hope you had a good Easter too,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Mi Mub - March 29, 2016

Hi Joy

So great to hear about your plans and it is good to know you are moving ahead and have a great plan to still go further and do a lot more.

Nowadays I am focusing more on resolving technical issues related to my blogs and also seriously thinking to consolidate my so many blogs into two and concentrate earning from them in addition to my blog consultancy business.

Here in my country Easter is celebrated on Sunday and so many friends of mine do visit my home and we spend good time together.

Many thanks for sharing

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    Joy - March 30, 2016

    Hi Mi,

    Gosh – the technical issues are the one thing that stress me out the most! I must keep up with your blog more often as I still have so much more to learn.

    Yes, I once had several blogs, but I’ve just recently deleted a batch of them to concentrate on this one. Doing this part-time meant that keeping up with too many blogs was just impossible. I’m much happier to have cleared them down.

    I had a great Easter with my family, it’s a lovely time of year – even though the weather on Easter Sunday was so bad I got drenched! LOL Hope you do better for weather.

    Great to see you here again – yes I think the future is looking good… for both of us.

    Catch up again soon,

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Adrienne - March 31, 2016

Hey Joy,

Well since we’ve chatted privately I’m aware of how things have been going on with you but this is my change to publicly say, way to go girl!!! I’m SO very proud of you and as I’ve always said, I so admire those who have a full-time job outside the house and on top of that take something else on. I know how time consuming it is with me working this full-time so I applaud you my dear.

I’m glad that the blog issues are behind you and your business is taking off. I know we all get pitched a lot and although I have a feeling a good bit of those businesses are good, we have to be at the right place at the right time in order to be open to the prospect of it.

As you know my business just exploded this year which I was thrilled about. A funny thing happened though, something came into my life that was totally unexpected and too good for me not to get involved in it. Just like how you believe that your Cashback opportunity will fund your retirement, I feel the same away about this venture and I have a feeling if I work it really hard for the next few months that the profits will not only start rolling in but boost my retirement to a place I was afraid it would never reach.

I love when that happens but I knew something was coming into my life, I just had no idea what.

My hat is off to you my dear and I wish you the very best moving forward. Now let’s go make some serious money so we can help others do the same. 😉

~Adrienne

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    Joy - April 1, 2016

    Hi Adrienne,

    Thanks for your kind words and encouragement – just now, and through my “troubles”… well, right since I first found your blog you have been an inspiration to me.

    Being self-employed – as you will know – is a double edged sword. You are free to do what you went, when you want, but the buck stops here. So when I could manage it I took time for Premier Cashback, but when I couldn’t I had to stop and do the work that was paying the bills day to day.

    My next post is celebrating my first step onto the Premier Cashback career plan 🙂 I “kept it quiet” until I saw it “in the flesh” so to speak. This puts me in the position that I have my front line team in place so everything I do now will be to help others in my team to duplicate my success.

    I’m so thrilled that you have also found the right business to give you the retirement income you deserve and I look forward to hearing more about it in a few weeks time. I just know it will be a success for you because you’re such a hard worker. Good luck and let’s catch up again soon.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Atish Ranjan - April 2, 2016

Hello Joy,

Sorry to coming late here! Happy Easter.

Awww! Your grandkids are so cute, and their Dog-dog too.

Though I don’t celebrate Easter, I am always filled with joy when there is some festival coming as they give us an opportunity to relieve our stress, and unite us. That’s what festivals are made for.

Good to read your plans too. Enjoy your break, and then the new beginning.

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    Joy - April 2, 2016

    Hi Atish,

    Thanks for your kind words about my “little-uns” – they’re real cuties. They’ve gone back home now and I miss them.

    Yes, these festivals of any type are good to give us a break and get together with loved ones.

    Well, one week on, I’m back in the swing of work now and my new beginning really got off to a great start as I hit the Ruby Status qualification in my Premier Cashback business, so it’s all systems go.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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Jake - April 15, 2016

I’m going to make better my photo editing service and make people happy with their great new photos )

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    Joy - April 16, 2016

    Hi Jake,

    I hope you’ll be very successful with your photo editing service. By the way, your comment had to be rescued from spam because there’s no gravatar showing, so you might like to think about adding one.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

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