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    Cyber Monday 2011 Makes History

    Cyber Monday 2011 Makes History

    $1.25 Billion Dollars! Online spending is up again this year showing a continuing trend for people to shop online. Spending on Cyber Monday is up 22% from last year totaling 1.25 Billion smackers spent online just on Monday November 28th, 2011. Cyber Monday's recording breaking spending happened just after Black Friday showed ...

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    Making Extra Money During The Holidays...

    Making Extra Money During The Holidays...

    How Would You Like To Make Some Extra Cash During The Holidays? The Holidays are fast approaching. Now is good time to get prepared to make some extra money... While most people are spending money during the holidays, what if you could be making some extra money? Well you can. The holidays can be ...

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    Step-By-Step Search Engine Optimization - SEO Made Simple

    Step-By-Step Search Engine Optimization - SEO Made Simple

    Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a topic that is often made to be more complicated than it really needs to be. Yes, there are some tips, tricks, and advanced techniques that you can learn along the way, but your initial SEO work can be broken down in to a ...

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    Webinar Replay: Dissecting A Profitable Affiliate Website

    Webinar Replay: Dissecting A Profitable Affiliate Website

    We had a packed house for this - all lines totally maxed out - and when one person left, another jumped on. I apologize to anyone that couldn't get on the webinar for the whole thing - but have no fear, the replay is here... In this webinar, we went over ...

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    Willpower As A Skill?

    Willpower As A Skill?

    Breaking news: Willpower is NOT a limited resource – it can be built! As another year closes and we move into 2012, many of us are thinking about our goals and resolutions for this next year. Where do we want to go? What do we want to learn? What ...

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    Happy Holidays from IIA!

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    Just a quick note to wish a warm Happy Holidays to you and your family this season!

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    Willpower As A Skill?

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    will-powerBreaking news: Willpower is NOT a limited resource – it can be built!

    As another year closes and we move into 2012, many of us are thinking about our goals and resolutions for this next year. Where do we want to go? What do we want to learn? What do we want to accomplish?

    Closing The Gap

    One simple technique I like to use for reaching my goals is called
    “Closing The Gap”. In this process, you take stock of where you are at now and where you want to be. It is a good idea to be specific and write these things down in detail. Once you have an accurate view of where you are and where you want to be, you can work towards closing the gap.

    closing-bridge-puzzleTo actually close the gap, you can map out all the smaller steps that need to be done or simply take the next action that will bring you closer (like joining IIA to get the training you need to start a profitable internet business ;) ). If you just keep taking that next step towards your goal, you will find that eventually you arrive at it.

    Key Ideas:

    1. Take a realistic inventory of where you are at (Point A)

    2. Create a detailed vision of where you want to be (Point B)

    3. Take consistent action steps to close the gap from Point A to Point B

    Sounds pretty simple – so…

    What holds us back from closing the gap?

    3751870419_8c555c6a8eIt’s that dang thing called consistency and the lack of consistency is a thorn in all our sides. Consistency is powerful. Even very small steps over time can yield a large result like how small drops of water can eventually erode rock and metal.

    Real world examples:

    · One of my students reached a number #1 ranking for ALL their main keywords in 6 months just from working on their SEO strategy for 10 minutes per day. (If you don’t know what it means to be ranked number one for all your main keywords – it’s a big deal that equates to more traffic and more money for you).

    · A friend of mine lost 30lbs in a few months by exercising only 20 minutes per day and eating healthier.

    · A colleague of mine wrote his first book in 9 months by only committing to writing one page per day.

    It just goes to show – small steps over time can yield fantastic results!

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    If lack of consistency is what holds us back from closing the gap…

    How can we be more consistent?

    Taking consistent action towards our goals really comes down to our willpower.

    According to the dictionary:

     Willpower is the ability to control oneself and determine one’s actions.

    That’s exactly what we need! If we have the willpower to take consistent actions we can close the gap on all our goals!

    weaklingThis sounds fantastic; however, many of us are not up to par in the willpower department. When it comes to taking consistent actions, we get distracted or give up too early. If we just had some more willpower, we probably wouldn’t have these problems…

     

    So how do we get more willpower?

    You’re in luck. New studies are showing that willpower can be strengthened like a muscle. A strong will power will be a powerful tool in your success arsenal. In fact, with enough will power, you can do almost anything you put your mind to.

    To strengthen your will power, practice doing small things each day that force you to take control of yourself. Examples of this would be keeping your back straight throughout the day, meditating for a few minutes, or drinking 8 glasses of water each day.

    Anything that you can do that forces you to control or discipline yourself will strengthen your will power over time. It will help if you keep it simple at first – like just work on keeping your back straight. Just like you wouldn’t go into the gym and try to bench press 400 lbs after not working out in years – don’t overdo it when starting to strengthen your willpower either.

    imagesMany people make goals and New Years resolutions, but without consistent action and the willpower to carry out those actions, nothing gets done. The exciting part is that it only takes small steps over time to equal big results and the will power needed to get you to actually take those steps can be strengthened over time! So start strengthening your will power today and maybe by this time next year, you can be the Arnold Swarchenegger of will power!

    Remember:

    You can strengthen your will power by doing something each day that forces you to control or discipline yourself. Start with something simple like just keeping your back straight or meditating for a few minutes. Your small efforts will compound on each other and over time your will power will increase exponentially until it becomes easy for you to finish anything you want to do!

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    Cyber Monday 2011 Makes History

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    $1.25 Billion Dollars!

    Online spending is up again this year showing a continuing trend for people to shop online.

    Spending on Cyber Monday is up 22% from last year totaling 1.25 Billion smackers spent online just on Monday November 28th, 2011. Cyber Monday’s recording breaking spending happened just after Black Friday showed 26% increase from 2010 with $816 million dollars spent.

    More Buyers This Year

    Spending this year increased due to more online buyers and more spending per buyer. Approximately 10 million people purchased goods online on Monday, up 11% from 2010. Average spending per buyer was also up 9% from 2010.

    What does this mean for you?

    As someone that is already running an internet business or just starting one, this is great news. There are so many opportunities to make money online right now and as spending continues to increase online, there is even a larger money pie to grab a piece of. (If you even made 1% of 1%, you would have made over $100,000 grand in one day).

    If you didn’t get a piece of this years spending, don’t worry. With the continued growth trend, 2012 is set to be even bigger, and you still have a year to prepare. The Internet Income Academy is here to make sure that you have the resources you need to make 2012 a stellar year for your internet business.

    This video on holiday affiliate marketing will give you a head start…

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all IIA members!

    We are all grateful for this wonderful community we have.

    If you want to learn more about this Holiday Tradition called “Thanksgiving” check out this link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

    November Community Contest: Win A Web Design Package!!!

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    web-designThere are many IIA members that have been working diligently on their websites, but could use a little professional design pizazz – well now you can get it – FOR FREE! Get the most community points in November and you will get hundreds of dollars worth of web design for free. Good luck to all!

    Check out the contest here. Good luck to all!