Easter Break And A New Beginning
First 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!
I’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.
- As 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 – driving 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 🙂
I 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?
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!