Is true prosperity really material??

good samaritanThere’s a scripture that I would like to read today.

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

There are actually three kinds of prosperity listed here:

  1. Financial prosperity,
  2. Physically prosperity, and
  3. Spiritual  prosperity.

See if you can find the spiritual prosperity in this verse:

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.

Now, I bet you can find the part about physical prosperity

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Well, that was easy; Here we read that we are to be as healthy as we are spiritual. This is “physical prosperity”.

But we won’t stop there. It’s also easy to see the financial prosperity that God is talking about in this verse

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Do you see the three kinds of prosperity here? Most people do see it, unless they have been pre-conditioned to reject financial prosperity.
Though well-versed they may be in scripture, they fail to recall the tremendous financial blessings of Job, Abraham, and Joseph. Or how God specifically decided to make Solomon the richest man who ever would be, when he asked God for the spiritual prosperity of wisdom.

Yes, it is true that many “prosperity” preachers have perverted the purpose of prosperity to mean something that is consumed upon one’s lust, as James condemns.
They missed the point…the purpose of prosperity is to be blessed and to bless others.

How could the good Samaritan pour oil and wine on the injured man, if he himself had no oil and wine to give? How could he have put him on his own beast, if he was too poor to afford transportation? How could he then have afforded to lose three days wages tending the mans wounds? And how in the world could a poor Samaritan have afforded three nights stay at an inn. It sounds to me like he was a prosperous Samaritan.

And if that’s not enough, he writes a blank check to the inn keeper by saying, “Take care of him, and when I return this way,I’ll pay you back”.

Does that sound to you like the kind of prosperity that could get things done?
Does that sound to you like the kind of prosperity that could bless God’s kingdom?

What would you do if you had a million dollars, those of you who so despise the idea of God dumping money on His people? Would you bless others? Would you backslide?

The good Samaritan is a beautiful passage, but do you think the Samaritan was a backslider? Was he so financially blessed that he couldn’t live for God?
That’s not what we see. We see a man who was so blessed by God that he himself was a blessing.

Doesn’t that sound like the way prosperity is supposed to be?

How to achieve success in your Internet Marketing Business

If you want to be successful selling in your internet marketing business, there are some basic steps to follow

Choose the Right Product.

Maybe you love pickled herring for a snack each night. That doesn’t mean everyone else does. Choose a product that has enough potential customers for you to make a profit.

Sell to the right market.

Just because you drive a harley and like quilting doesn’t mean tha you are the typical consumer. Find out where your average prospect hangs out and meet them there.

Branding

Shakespeare was wrong. A good name is everything! Make sure that your company name is relevant, meaningful, and memorable.

Size up the competition.

If you want to sell books online, you most likely will be eaten alive by Amazon. Make sure the market is not saturated. Once you pick the right market, find out what your competitors are up to. Price your product accordingly.

Write good content.

All of the internet runs on information. Your customers go online to find information about what you are selling, not just to find out where to buy it. The more informative you can be, the better. So write some good articles and post them on your website.

Promote your content.

If you can afford it, get one of your competitors to post an article of yours on their website, with a link back to yours (I cover other promotional strategies in my internet marketing program).

Buy the best advertising you can afford

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PREPARING FOR SUCCESS

The first step in Internet Marketing Success is choosing the right product.
If you choose the wrong product, you are wasting your time on everything else.

You need to sell a product that has a market. For example, if you were selling buggy whips, you wouldn’t be able to make very much money, unless you found a group of people who wanted buggy whips, and you would also need to find enough of these people to make it worth your time selling online.

Finding your “Target Market”

Your target market is just that group of people who want what you have. You need to find out who wants what you have, and then determine if there is an entire group of people who want it.
For example, if you were selling buggy whips, your target market would be the Amish. But since the Amish make most of their own products, you wouldn’t have much of a market to sell to.
What you need to do is find a product that has a big enough customer base for you to profit off of.

If you have a product that doesn’t have a large market, you can still make a profit off of them, provided there are enough people who want what you have. It doesn’t have to be a large group of people, just enough of them to make you a livable income
Here are some examples of products and their target markets:

  • Electronics. Target market: Just about everyone
  • Food. Target market: Everyone eats. You would have a market with everyone except maybe farmers. And even they tend to buy some of their food
  • Soap— Almost everyone uses soap to wash their bodies with each day.
  • Books—Although many people opt to use electronic devises for finding information, there will always be plenty of people who want to pick up an actual book to read.

Market Saturation

Now, just because a product has a large target market doesn’t mean that it’s the product you should choose to sell. Every single example I gave you above is about a product that has a large target market. However, the market is so large that there is very little room for you to muscle your way in and dominate the market. That’s called “market saturation”, and it’s why so many people fail at internet marketing: they pick a market that is so big, the competition is almost undefeatable.

What you want to do is to pick a product in a market that has a big enough customer base for you to profit from, but in a market that not a lot of people are selling in.

I hope that you have enjoyed this article.

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Rock, Sand, H20

rockpaper scissors

This  video is so inspirational, I would call it almost as fundamental as having a daily schedule.

If you get this one thing right, you will always succeed.
Here’s to your success!
–Sue

P.S.>The Rock represents Jesus

All of us have things in our life that we would say take priority over other things, but we don’t always live like it. In the video (which I still strongly suggest you watch, you don’t need speakers to get the point), there is a man with some sand, some water, and one big rock. He wants to fit all of these things in the vessel, but there’s only one way to do it…and that’s by putting the main, or “meatiest”, pieces in first, in the proper order. I think the symbolism is obvious here. As internet marketers, we need to “seek first the kingdom” and keep the main thing the main thing. I’ll write more on this tomorrow. Please watch the video even if you have read about this concept before. It is powerful!

https://vimeo.com/50564751

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When is “free” a bad thing

So many websites on the internet offer “freebies”. Free downloads, free gift offers, even free vacations.
When you sign up for something free, there is (almost) always a trade off.
Here’s a list of some of these freebies, and their reason for being free.

1. Free Samples.

Many places will want you to sign up for a free sample and most of the time, they will indeed send you something free. But along with that free cerficate or voucher comes a catch: your information gets sold to third parties who will send you offers that you may, or may not want.

2. Free insurance quote.

Steer clear…if you really want a quote, you would do better to call several of the major insurance claim companies, unless you want insurance agents from EVERYWHERE calling you day and night.

3. Free email.

We all know about this, but what most of you don’t know is that many free email accounts have a clause in their “Privacy” (hmmph!) policy, that says they can show your emails to anyone they choose. It’s usually marketers who don’t know you personally and use your information for market research purposes. Harmless, probably unless you just happen to be one of those people who think that their personal emails should be… well,…personal

4. Free information.

This can be good or it can be a nightmare. Most people who send you free information are hoping to keep you “in their loop “ so that you will return to their website and think about buying their product. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will every visit their website every again, once you get that free download; but they hope you will.

Well, that’s the innocent side. But the very, very invasive side to free information are the people who shamelessly sell your email address to third party vendors who flood your email with unsolicited offers.

It is illegal for anyone to sell your information without your permission, unless they specifically state in their “terms of service” or “privacy policy” that they may do so. So read the fine print.

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