How To Change The URL Of Your Page

I have been asked this question by a couple of my coachees and thought it might be useful for those of you who are blogging and putting new pages onto your websites.

If you look a the url of this page you will see that it is as follows: http://lynne-thomas.com/how-to-change-the-url-of-your-page/

The default setting would be something like: http://lynne-thomas.com/?p336

This is all controlled by the “permalink” that you will see before the page title in your draft copy. Next to the link you should see an option to “change permalink”. Click on this and you will be taken to the setting page where you will see lots of options. If you can’t see it then just go to settings in your menu options on the left hand side in your dashboard and then choose permalinks from the list below. Once in the page choose the option called Post Name and click on it so that the radio button is showing checked. Then save the changes by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.

This is important because it helps with search engine optimisation and makes it easier for Google and other search engines to find your content. It also makes your posts and pages look more professional.

If you need help just contact me and I will go through it with you.

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How To Find Good Keywords

How To Find Good Keywords

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Too Old To Start A New Business?

If you think you are too old to start a new business then think again. Recent  combined research has shown the following to be true…

The average entrepreneur is 40 when they launch their startup. People over 55 are twice as likely as people under 35 to launch a high-growth startup. The average age of a successful startup with over $1 million in revenues was 39. Age was less of a driver to entrepreneurial success than previous startup and industry experience.

The founder of Walmart was 44 and the founder of McDonalds was 53 so they obviously were not too old to start a new business were they?  It is thought that age is far less important than experience but obviously that is also up for debate when you look at the founders of Facebook, Microsoft and Apple who were in their 20s.

It is fair to say then, I think, that age is most certainly not a barrier to success. In fact being able to draw on life and business experience is probably what makes these older entrepreneurs more successful. What they lack in technical and modern application knowledge they more than make up for in old school business sense and work ethic.

In today’s uncertain world, there is no longer such a thing as a job for life. We hear every day of traditional business closing down and their staff being out of a job. The older you are the more frightening this is as your chances of finding alternative employment are lower.

The closures are due, in part, to the march of the internet companies and the ease of shopping that they bring with them. This is a fact of life today though and not likely to change any time soon. You have a choice. You can either ride the crest of the wave and get involved or you can be washed over and left wondering what happened.

I was 51 earlier this year and I started working online about 3 years ago. The freedom that it gives me is great as I get to choose where I work, when I work and how I work as well as who I work with, but for me it is the security that it offers me that is just as important. Knowing that I am managing my own destiny and that I am not going to fall victim of someone else’s bottom line helps me to sleep soundly at night.

I love my work and I love my life. I just wish I had done it years ago. I don’t let my age hold me back. I am more excited about this business than I have ever been about any job I have ever had. It gives me a reason to get up in the morning and keeps my mind sharp and active.  I am also quite proud of the fact that my 20 something sons ask for my help now with websites and other online activities.

So don’t think you are too old to start a new business. Have a look at this video series to show you what you could be doing this time next year! It is introduced by Stuart Ross who is my mentor and coach and it will show you just how simple it is to get your own business up and running online.

You don’t need any previous online experience and you don’t need any special IT skills as you can start this business with just the basics. The beauty is that you learn as you go along and you have someone to work with you every step of the way.

Too old to start a new business? Never

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Are you worried about redundancy?

Are you worried about redundancy? I have found a redundancy free industry that you can join today.
I have found a redundancy free industry that you could join today!

Are you worried about redundancy? It is a sad fact that there is no such thing as a job for life any more. Every day we hear of companies closing and laying off staff.  After being the victim of redundancy myself, I wanted to see if there was such a thing as a redundancy free industry. Good news, there is…

The internet has opened up limitless opportunities for us worldwide, but particularly in the west. Anyone can “set up shop” from the comfort of their own home with hardly any costs and not have to worry about getting premises or staff.

Here are some interesting statistics about the growth of online industries:

  • 5 million people in the UK are now registered as self-employed that is 1 in 7 of the workforce
  • 64% of all small businesses started in the UK in 2015 were started by women
  • 74% of those women did not have children and did it as a lifestyle choice
  • Information/education is the fastest growing industry on the planet right now
  • Online courses are becoming the most popular way of learning especially by the younger generation

How can knowing this help you?

There are very few if any redundancies reported with online companies right now. Knowing that there is an ever growing demand for information and that people are paying many thousands of pounds for it should give you a clue as to the industry you should be getting into. If you learn something you can sell this knowledge on to someone else.

You don’t have to know a lot about something either, you just need to know more than the person you are teaching. You can therefore learn as you go and pass on the information as you learn it. How simple is that for a business idea?

Starting your own business also helps you to stay employed and avoid the threat of redundancy. You can build a business online around just about anything. There are lots of companies you can join as an affiliate who pay you commission to sell their products if you don’t have any of your own to sell. You can sell products that are associated with hobbies and interests or products that you have used yourself and recommend to others.

The beauty of online working is that you can do it anywhere you choose. As long as you have a laptop and an internet connection you are good to go. A business that you can pick up and take with you is a very enviable thing, you are no longer tied to a particular region, country or even hemisphere.

How much does it cost?

Did you know that you can start an online business for about £18. All you need is a domain name and away you go. You can build a website easily with WordPress which means you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. You don’t have to pay someone to add content to it either as you can do it yourself very easily through blogs, posts and pages.

If you want to buy into a business system that you can run your business from this can cost from as little as £197 for the system I use up to £1,000s of pounds, it depends on your business and what you need it to do.

How quickly can I get it up and running?

You can get your business up and running in about 48 hours. You need to wait about 24 hours for your website to go live so that you can publish it but then you can get cracking.

Obviously depending on what you want to do with your business will determine the actual set up times but simple sales and information websites can be done this quickly.

What support do I get?

If you have your website hosted (which I recommend) if there are any problems you can email or contact their support service. They are usually available 24/7 but they are all very quick to respond to your requests.

YouTube and Google are awash with people who are willing to answer just about any problem you can think of and much of this information can be obtained for free. For more individual support you can get advice from a business coach and mentor.

I want to start a business but don’t know where to start

Contact me for a free and no obligation chat. I would love to talk to you about your business idea and give you some initial pointers to get you started straight away. See below for my contact details.

Are you worried about redundancy? Here is my redundancy free industry.
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5 Tips For Managing Your Wealth

Manage Your Wealth
If you don’t look after it, someone else will!

Having your own business is great but if you don’t look after your money it soon disappears. Here are some tips for managing your wealth once you get it.

 

1. Get an accountant. Although you might be thinking that they are an expense you can do without right now, or your budget doesn’t allow for one, trust me they are worth every penny. A good accountant will save you at least 5 x what they charge. They will give you advice on what business structure you should have, how you can pay less tax and insurance and how you can save money on interest payments etc. They will also keep you up to date with tax laws so that you are not unknowingly doing something that might cost you a lot in the future in fines.

2. Set yourself up as a limited company rather than a sole trader or partnership. It might cost a little more to do but the rewards and benefits far outweigh the costs. Although the recent changes to dividend payments mean that you won’t get away with paying no tax, you will still pay far less if you are a director of a limited company drawing dividends than if you pay yourself a wage. Your accountant will be able to set it all up for you and explain it in more detail.

3. Think before you buy. The internet has made impulse buying almost a natural event. It is so easy to get something now with one click that we buy things without thinking about it. Beware! This could be costing you money that you could better use somewhere else. Not everything on the internet is the cheapest or best. The internet should be used for research and comparison purposes and it is great for this. Use this information to shop around, your local independent might be cheaper than the national organisations. Don’t spend money on something you could do yourself. I have heard of people who are still spending thousands of pounds having a website built. You can do this yourself quite easily with WordPress, if you can use Microsoft Word you can use WordPress.

4. Put everything you can through your business. It took me quite a while to realise that I can claim for most things. When you are a limited company you pay tax on what is left after you pay for everything. This is the opposite to employees who pay tax before they spend anything. The more you spend through your business, the less tax you will have to pay. Again your accountant will be able to give you lots of advice and support on this.

5. Re-invest. It is tempting to spend what you earn in your business, particularly if that is what you are used to doing as an employee. As a business owner though you need to keep some back to re-invest in new machinery, new premises, vehicle maintenance, advertising budgets etc. You should obviously get more back in return than you invested if you are doing it correctly so this is a far better use of your money than blowing it on a round the world cruise, that can come later.

These tips were shared with me by one of my mentors when I first started in my marketing business. They have been very valuable to me and have stood me in good stead. I hope they help you too.

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07736 396519. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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How To Positively Impact On Your Family’s Wealth

How to positively impact on your family's wealth
How to positively impact on your family’s wealth

If you want to be able to positively impact on your family’s wealth you will probably be looking for another job or a second job or some other way to make extra money. The question you should be asking is “how much more money would you like to be making” for it to stand a chance of becoming a reality?

It’s not a trick question. To achieve the end result you must first decide what the end result is going to be. In essence, you need to be working backwards. Without a clear idea of where you want to end up a meandering round-a-bout sort of journey is likely to take place. This is not what you want. You want to be able to go directly from A to B because this will help you to positively impact on your family’s wealth much sooner.

How to get your end result today!

The first thing you need to do then is decide how much you would need to have the desired effect. Would an extra few pounds or dollars per month make the difference or are you looking for a sizable chunk?

Let’s assume you would like to earn an extra 10,000 per year. That is your starting point. you have made a decision that this is the figure you are going to achieve. This is your end result and it is important to have this in your head today because now you can make a firm plan as to how to get it.

Planning is for Pussies

Not true. No successful people get to where they are without having made plans. Whether these are business men, politicians or sports persons. The planning process was critical to their success.

If you are serious about positively impacting on your family’s wealth then you need to get a detailed plan done. What might you include in it?

  • The amount you want to be making
  • The date that you want to be making it by
  • The best route (as you see it today) of achieving this
  • People who you can ask for help or guidance
  • A list of training that you might need to take
  • A list of opportunities that offer this kind of extra income
  • A break down by month of what you need to have achieved

To reach the 10,000 per year goal (which sounds a lot) you need be earning just over 833 per month, this makes it sound more achievable doesn’t it. To break it down further you would need to be making about 40 per day (based on 4 x 5 day week). Now this seems much more likely to be achievable doesn’t it?

So what can you do to make 40 per day or 833 per month? Start making a list.

Taking action is necessary for success

It might sound obvious but taking action is necessary for success. You can make all the great plans in the world but unless you act on them nothing will happen.

You need to be making sure that you are doing something every day towards your goal. It doesn’t have to be a giant leap, baby steps are just as good, you just need more of them.

Put your plan somewhere you can see it every day. Mark off what you have done so that you can see your progress and this will also act to motivate you.

Don’t stop until you get there

I say this over and over again in my coaching sessions but I can’t stress enough how true it is. The ONLY way you will fail is if you give up before you achieve your goal.

Be persistent. If something gets in your way then find a way around it. If someone gives you negative feedback then simply ignore them and find someone more positive to work with or talk to about your plans.

 An idea that could help you achieve this goal

If working for yourself and starting your own business was on your list of possibilities then maybe I can help.

I am a member of a group of entrepreneurs who work online at home. We all have our own independent businesses doing all sorts of things and coaching is my particular specialty.

If you would like to know how you could be making the amounts of money we mentioned earlier or even a lot more, then have a look at this FREE video series which will show you how simple it is to make money from home online and positively impact on your family’s wealth.

 

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07736 396519. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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A Simple Internet Business

If  you are looking for a simple internet based business that anyone can do then look no further. Watch this video by Stuart Ross who will explain how he swapped his 70 hour a week job for one that gives him freedom and choice – and how he can teach you to do the same.

Watch video here.

 

 

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07736 396519. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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Facts About The Rising Home Business Industry

Facts about home businessesDepending on whose statistics you read, there are somewhere between 23.3 million and 34.7 million households in the US that have people who work at home either as part of their primary job or for a second job, and this figure is growing daily.

There is no denying that the trend towards home working is growing, with back-office positions like business process outsourcing and data processing being among the fastest-growing online jobs, according to a new report.

As more people start to make the most of the opportunities that the internet has to offer more jobs are created. People now need website designers, content marketers, article and post authors, back office support (admin and accounts), advertising expertise and so on.

The difficult financial climate of recent years is also forcing more traditional companies to find ways of cutting costs and outsourcing is a solution that many are turning to. Instead of employing a person to sit in an office all day and have to pay their tax and national insurance contributions as well as holiday and sick pay, they just pay someone to do what is needed when it is needed.

This has given rise to the number of opportunities available for those of us who want to work from home and especially those of us who want to be self-employed and own and run our own businesses.

Recent research that I did for a previous post revealed that over 5 million people in the UK are now registered as self-employed. That is a staggering 1 in 7 of the workforce. So what’s the attraction?

Well the obvious thing is not having to battle through the rush hour traffic to get to the office. Then there is the fact that you can pretty much choose your own hours (depending on what you decide to do) and you can work around the kids and other commitments.

A surprise in this research though highlighted that 64% of home businesses were started by women but that 74% of these women did not have children. They started their home businesses because of the freedom that it created for them rather than out of necessity.

The top sectors for home businesses were retail, consultancy, education and coaching. It is no shock then that the fastest growing industry on the planet right now is life coaching followed by online education and information. People just cant seem to get enough information these days and you can find it everywhere and in just about any format.

It would seem that the tradition of trading time for money is coming to an end. The idea of going to work and working for someone else is becoming a little outdated. We are beginning to wake up to the fact that working all week to make someone else rich is not really what we want to be doing. At least not in an ideal world.

Have a look at this video where Stuart Ross talks about leveraging the internet and making money for ourselves and our families instead of for large corporations. It also enables us to have more time and freedom to do the things we love with the people we love.

Perhaps now is the time to start thinking about what you want out of life. Perhaps you should think about joining the growing trend of starting your own home business and working from home.

For more information or for a no obligation chat please contact me by one of the methods below.

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07736 396519. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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Positively Impact On Your Family’s Income

Positively impact on your family's income
Positively impact on your family’s income by learning to sell online

Positively impact on your family’s income by learning how to sell things online from the comfort of your own home.

Free video series shows you how!

 

It isn’t difficult, anyone can do it. It makes a brilliant second income that can, in time, turn into a main income. It is easy to fit around the kids or other commitments and if you are working then you can work it around that too, I did.

Affiliate marketing means selling other people’s products and services online for a commission. Not dis-similar to how things work out in the real world. The affiliate programs are usually free to join and getting set up couldn’t be easier.

I became one by accident as I was looking around for someone to help me improve my coaching website so that I could attract more customers from anywhere in the world. I knew I wanted to work online because of the freedom it would give me.

I found a company who taught me everything I needed to know to get my website looking and performing better than ever before. As part of their training they offer a simple “turn-key” business system that you can buy and run all your online business tools from, websites, emails, lead capture pages etc. They also offer a free affiliate programme for those who don’t have their own products to sell so that you can practice what you are being taught.

The products are so good, I know because I am using them, that I decided to sell them as well as my coaching services. The commission is excellent, you can earn up to 40% on products that range from $29.95 to $20,000.

The real beauty is that you are taught everything you need to know and you can earn while you learn.  It is a simple and affordable way to positively impact on your family’s income without any of the risks of traditional business models.

This website is funded by this activity so as you can see there is not that much to it. Have a look at the pages and see how it works and how working with me would get you earning much more quickly. You can get started for just £197. I can then show you how it all works, what you need to do to attract customers and how advertise for free if you have a limited budget.

This is a genuine business opportunity and as such will require a certain amount of time and effort from you. But if you are persistent, coachable and willing to try then there is no reason why you couldn’t grow this business into something that not only becomes a full time wage but a way for your family to enjoy a lifestyle of freedom.

For more information please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer any of your questions. All my contact details are listed below.

If you want to positively impact on your family’s income then don’t delay get started today!

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07852 119529. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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Improve Your Lifestyle Massively With This Fantastic Opportunity

Improve Your Lifestyle MassivelyImprove your lifestyle massively by doing something very simple. It is something anyone can do. You don’t need to be a certain age or gender and you don’t need any special skills or knowledge.

Have you ever dreamed of having more time for yourself? Do you sometimes wish you weren’t tied to your job and to the hours it requires of you? Are you cash rich but time poor? There is a way to be rich in both.

Sometimes the security of an income becomes more of a problem for us than a solution. The knowledge that we are safe and that our bills will be covered at the end of the month keeps us going back for more. We are concerned that if we do anything else then we might end up on the street. Sound familiar?

This mind set imprisons us. We don’t have the courage to do something we would really enjoy because we are too busy doing what we have to do to earn a living and to remain safe. We never get to experience the greater joys in life because we are tied to the office for most of our lives.

Think for a moment what you would do if you could free yourself of those shackles. Now think about being able to do those things, but also being comfortable in the knowledge that not only are you covering your bills but you are making more money than you did in your job.

This is not a pipe dream, it is a reality. To improve your lifestyle massively you have to take a few simple steps to start your journey to success. Baby steps at first and then bigger and bolder ones as you come to realise the truth – you are the master of your own universe. You can become whoever and whatever you choose as long as you are prepared to try.

I have found a way to work from home, be my own boss, choose how much I earn and decide the hours I want to work. I can spend time with my family and friends and I can work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. I am an internet marketer. I sell products and services online and get paid for doing it.

I didn’t have to worry about losing my income to start with because I worked it around my job and only gave it up when I could comfortably afford to do so. I didn’t have to worry about the fact that I knew nothing about marketing products online because I had help every step of the way. I didn’t have to worry about finding things to sell or people to sell to because I had help with that too.

You can improve your lifestyle massively with this fantastic opportunity just as easily as I did. Don’t get me wrong, it is not some get rich quick thing that you can earn thousands for doing nothing. This is a genuine business opportunity and as such will require hard work and effort on your part – but nothing that you will require degrees and certificates for. Everything you need to know you will be taught and lots more besides. It really is something that anyone can do.

I chose to be an affiliate marketer which means I sell products and services for other people and they pay me a commission for the sales I make – just like in the real world. I work with a company that has a great product line that ranges in price from just $29.95 up to $20,000.  I get commission of up to 40% on any sales I make of those products.

I can also earn a passive income as they also sell subscriptions. I get paid commission on every one of those subscriptions every month while the customer continues to subscribe, and I don’t have to do a thing for this money – how cool is that?

The company I work for is an online training academy and they have produced a simple “turn-key” business system to help people just like me to become self-employed home business owners. I learned how to do it by following their training programs and because I have used them myself  and now how excellent they are, it makes it much easier for me to sell them.

I am now cash and time rich and am living a lifestyle that I truly love. This website is funded by my affiliate activities and so you can see there is nothing so very difficult about it. Have a look around the pages and see how it works and how working with me will help you to achieve your goals much faster.

Don’t wait for the perfect time as there is no such thing. Don’t wait for some life shattering event to motivate you as this will just make it harder. Don’t wait for your kids to grow up and leave home as they will miss out on so much and you will wish you had done it sooner – trust me. Improve your lifestyle massively with this fantastic business opportunity today and you will never look back!

 

Lynne Thomas. Business Development Coach

07852 119529. info@lynne-thomas.com Skype: lynne.thomas33

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