Ready To Get Serious About Making Money?

While I've been accused of all three, I don't personally consider myself a Coach, a Mentor or a Guru.

But I can be a serious asset to your online business.

As you know, I just celebrated 15 years in business. From the very beginning, I have been helping others start and grow successful businesses as well. For almost a decade of that time I have been running an active discussion forum online where I answer questions, share resources, and brainstorm ideas.

I also share tips, resources and detailed tutorials for free here on my blog. Why do I do this? It's a labor of love, and a way to pay it forward. I had a very hard time starting out myself - and I'll go into more detail about that in a future post.

For now, I'd like to focus on you. How many hours a day are you working on your online business? Are you earning as much as you could should be? ...

It's Time For a Serious Evaluation

We're almost halfway through the year. If you're not absolutely thrilled with how your business is doing right now, now is a good time to stop, step back from it all, and do a serious evaluation.

Here are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself:

  • How many hours are you working?
  • What do you spend the majority of your time doing?
  • Which business tasks do you most enjoy doing?
  • Which business tasks do you least enjoy?
  • How much money are you spending?
  • Are those investments paying off?
  • Is your blog/website running at maximum profit potential?
  • What are the primary sources of the revenue you're earning?
  • How can you increase/improve what's already working?
  • Are you struggling to reach your market?
  • Does your site convert as well as it should?
  • How can you reach more people, and improve conversion rates?
  • Are you inspired & motivated, or ready to throw in the towel?

These questions should prove as a great starting point to get you brainstorming and evaluating the current status of your business, and where you can make improvements that will help you earn more - in less time.

You Could Be Earning More Money!

No matter what your answers are to the questions above, or where you are with your online business right now, you could be doing MUCH better.

Whether you're just starting out and getting things set up, or you're looking to grow/expand and increase your revenue while decreasing the hours you spend working online, there's always room for improvement.

I know this because I am constantly improving my own business. From the way it operates (efficiency), to the ROI of time spent vs revenue earned, all the way down to "quality of life" (how I spend my time) - which in my book is a very high priority. It's the reason I started an online business in the first place.

I Can Help You With That...

First, make sure that you're making the most of the years worth of archived tutorials here at ClickNewz. You'll find everything from an easy checklist on how to start a wordpress blog, a live example of how to write a blog (did you know there are 7 elements you should include in every post?), one of the free - and easiest - ways I make money blogging... and so much more.

I pour my heart into ClickNewz, and encourage you to make good use of the Search feature here anytime you need help with something specific. You should also make sure you're subscribed (which you can do below) so that you get notified of new tutorials and resources as they're published.

And if you EVER have questions, need help, or just need a second pair of eyes on something, stop by my discussion forum and just ask. ;-)

Ready To Take Things To The Next Level?

In addition to all of that, I can actually help you personally.

I can look at your website and help you make strategic changes that will improve your rankings and conversions. I can share valuable resources with you that I use myself, and show you how to use them. I can brainstorm with you to choose the best niche for YOU, and help you create your website and marketing strategy.

I can help you with time management, accountability, profit potential, site design, marketing plans, and basically everything you need to make more money in less time with your online business.

I've been doing this for more than six years for hundreds of other people just like you. I've seen people go from no idea where to start, to making their first sale online - all within 30 days. I've seen people with years invested that are earning a full-time living improve their business model dramatically.

Sometimes it's the smallest changes that bring the biggest results. Sometimes it's a complete overhaul, with plenty of help to make it happen. Whatever the case, I can help you with that...

I will NOT be your "Coach".

People have asked me for years now why I don't offer coaching packages. You know, the kind where you pay me $5,000 and I work with you personally to take your business to the next level?

I don't have anything against coaching, but personally... I prefer to earn my money doing what I teach. Again, it goes back to quality of life for me.

That said, I do have a Private Mastermind Group where I offer all of the online business help you could ever need. In addition to ongoing Q&A and brainstorming, I host live Brainstorming Hour calls twice a week on Monday and Thursday.

I rarely mention this group, and don't even have a page with sales copy and big red headlines. I've kept it somewhat quiet because I like to keep the quality as high as possible. It's less about money for me, and more about having a space to work with serious action-takers, which is my passion.

Would You Like To Join Us?

All you have to do is register at the forum, confirm your registration by email, and you can then upgrade here to become an Elite Member and gain instant access to my Private Mastermind Group.

You should watch the video below, and read through some of the comments below that, before making your decision...

The group is still open for new members (for now - I often close it for long periods). And it's still ridiculously inexpensive to join at only $37/month - or $30/month with the annual option. ;-)

I would LOVE to help you take YOUR business to the next level!

Best,

p.s. The current rate is only $37/month or $360/year (which comes out to only $30/month!) - and that's an awesome deal for my "non-coaching". :) Especially considering I have over 15 years experience actually working in the trenches online (and not just coaching, which is the case with most "coaches"). You won't get better help, a more devoted person, or a better deal... anywhere on the web. Period.

About Lynn Terry

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Discussion

  1. Thanks for this timely post Lynn. As you know I'm looking at getting more out of my online business right now so I'll definitely work through those questions :)

    For anyone thinking of joining Lynn's brainstorming forum...DO IT. It's the best thing I've ever done and my business is moving forward in leaps and bounds. I love the supportive community it is and Lynn really does share highly valuable advice. Thanks so much Lynn for *everything* you do. I appreciate you :)

  2. Hi Lynn! I would love to see you do private coaching! I have always wanted to bounce ideas off you and brainstorm with you, but, like you, there are some websites or niches that I don't want everyone to know about. Sometimes I have an idea for a website or product and I need to keep it a secret from everyone.

    Have you ever thought about offering this private mentor group through Skype or just plain old email? Then it's all private and you can talk back and forth without worrying that someone is going to take your idea and run. I have seen it happen so much with the online world, and I actually had two ideas that I told someone about and they took it and started it.

    You could also have a form or something your private members fill out about them and their business idea and that gives them a head start, kind of a check list of things you need to know. Then create a checklist of things to go over with each client. That way it could be kind of streamlined in a way and give you time to think about what would be best for that particular person and their business ideas etc.

    Thanks for listening and if you ever change your mind let me know, I'll be your first customer!

    Kristina Cottrell

    • Good points, Kristina. You have my wheels turning. This may be an option I'll consider, but I would probably only offer it to Elite Members.

      There are so many benefits to the private group, outside of specific site brainstorming. Resources, challenges, live calls, accountability, tech help, etc. Adding in an option to consult with Members at a higher level is definitely an idea I'll put some thought into! ;-)

  3. Lynn - thanks for going into such detail here, and I was especially interested in your reasoning for not doing high-powered, high-dollar coaching. I admire how you really, really have applied all you know and continue to do so, and you help so many people.
    If anyone is considering joining Lynn's Private Mastermind Group - do it! - Lynn's Elite Forum and Mastermind group have been a very important boost to my online business.
    Thank you!
    Diana

    • Thank you Diana. :D I have considered coaching, and like the idea discussed above in the comments. For me it boils down to: do I want to spend my time coaching, or spend my time *doing* - so I can best help others *do*. I also have to consider how many hours I want to be available to "work", and my travel schedule...

  4. New2Websites says:

    Hi Lynn!
    This is the first time I've stumbled on your website whilst researching affiliate marketing and I feel like I just got a well-needed kick-in-the-arse! I am just getting started and have been a bit discouraged but I appreciate the vast amount of Guru's out there sharing some of their success tips and giving us newbies a reality check.
    Great blog. I will be checking out some of your other posts :)

  5. Hi Lynn, I've been burned by internet marketers repackaging the same old information at outrageous prices. It's a treat to see someone offering personal help at a reasonable price. I love the practicalno-nonsense advice that you give and am looking forward to checking out your elite membership

  6. Hank Johnson says:

    Ms. Lynn,
    Please forgive my formality; I don't know you well enough to be too informal. Your video impressed me more than any other marketing piece ever could.

    I really would like to join your group because I took you at your word. and what I believe was a sincere, honest presentation. I have been looking for someone who speaks earnestly and hopefully honestly to a true neophyte when it comes to wanting to start a reasonably profitable Internet business. I do like to write and I believe a "blog" is probably a better opportunity for me to be reasonably successful. The problem I'm having is: where do I begin? Perhaps joining your group to learn the basics, launch a blog that would be interesting to potential readers, and of course, bring in some supplemental income would be a real blessing.

    I am a retired person living on a fixed income with a quest to engage the Internet as an opportunity to enhance the lives of others much more than I currently am able to do. Although I have ventured into Internet marketing, my effort(s) have yielded zero. I'm currently of the mindset to wipe the slate clean and learn from one who has "been there and accomplished that" (as you have after 16 years is it?).

    Please forgive me if I have been to verbose; my level of frustration is significant. I won't go into a lot of the "bloody details" other than to say I had my share of being "scammed". I am therefore cautiously optimistic about ...

    Am I a reasonably good candidate that youi might consider for your group?

    • Hank, I'm sure Lynn will respond herself to your final question. I can understand your frustration and am moved to respond myself in the interim.

      Lynn, and the Internet Marketing professionals with whom she associates, are all among those with the highest integrity for which you could ask. I've experienced many of them directly in person and in events on the web.

      On this blog, you can get a small measure of what Lynn makes available from her own experience and so generously shares. In the Elite Forum, Lynn and other members respond to each person's individual needs... no cookie cutters.

      If you are intent and committed to having a successful business on the web, you could not be in a better place!

    • Thank you Sheila :D

      Hi Hank,

      You are certainly a good candidate. I can help you from the very start, and help you put every piece into place. We'll start with choosing the right topic, niche, angle and market combination - that suits you best. :)

  7. Hi Lynn - I am very interested in what you are offering, but I do have a question. I am not an Affiliate marketer like your good self, and wonder if the group is made up of Affiliate marketers. If this is the case, I wonder what I could contribute and take from the group?
    Perhaps a trial would clarify this...
    Caroline

    • Oh gosh no, we have a great mix of different business types, including many service based business (which is what I started out with myself). I have a wide range of experience in various models over my last 15 years in business, and you'll find it's a great mix on the inside.

      If you're on the fence, join for a month only. You can cancel if you find it's not a good fit for you - but I think you will. :)

  8. Hi Lynn,

    I have been receiveing your online newsletter for over a year and just recently, in February, joined the forum as a Elite member. I have gained so much in doing so, unlike other programs that you pay thousands for.
    If anyone out there is thinking of joining the Elite group, do it it is well worth it. I have gotten the personal attention that I would not get from paying thousands for training. I have worked with some big name marketing coaches as a VA and have now learned it is not what you pay but the attention you receive from a forum or group coaching, the one-on-one attention that Lynn gives is well worth it. I encourage veterans and newcomers, come and join us, now is the time to take YOUR business to the next level, I did and am doing it.

    Thank Lynn for all your support and dedication to helping all of us.

    Corina

  9. Dear Lynn

    What kind service that you will offering in the Elite group?
    Its important for me to know cause our Timezone was absolutely different.
    I live in Indonesia, is it will make a trouble for me?

    • No trouble at all, Devilova :)

      The forum is open 24/7. We have live sessions (Brainstorming Hour) on Thursdays at Noon Eastern and on Monday's at 8pm Eastern - to give everyone options. And all calls are recorded, with the archives available in the private forum 24/7.

  10. Hello Lynn,

    I too am very hesitant in joining....please hear me out...I have been recieving your newsletter since 2010, I have been apart of other "join and we will help" but alas I have not created anything...mainly...information overload...and just not sure where to begin, if this will work....and just getting the personal help...you join but your pretty much on your own...I am inspired by you and your success but find I am not able to just start and get to a finish line...so of course this adds to the frustration and the uncertainty of programs like yours.

    • Corina says:

      Hi Angela,

      I was like you very unsure about buying or paying for programs and not getting the help that I needed. I have boughten into other programs, which I have not gotten the one-on-one like I do with Lynn. I have now started taking my business to the next level and have gotten the one-on-one help that I needed to know how-to and the help that I needed to understand the how-to. Lynn has been there for me for the past two moths and so has the Elite members of the group.
      The best thing you can do is join for one month and try it you got nothing to lose but a lot to gain from experience of Lynn and the others in the group who have been where you are now.

      • Thank you Corina :)

        Angela - Corina is right. You can join for a single month and try it out. No risk. We'll help you out personally. And you'll have a whole community to help you, including me.

  11. Well Lynn, I have decided it is time to quit playing at this and kick it into high gear! I am awaiting your email confirming my registration so I many upgrade to become an Elite Member and gain access to my Private Mastermind Group.
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    ~ Marge

    • We got that taken care of, right? I'm off schedule today so I'm a bit tired and brain fried, lol. I'm thinking we got everything squared away, but if you need me for anything at all just send an email! Angie or I will get you taken care of. ;-)

  12. I can attest to the fact that Lynn knows what she's talking about. I have read through many of the posts here within Clicknewz, and applied a lot of the lessons learned to my main business site - and have reached a bit of success. Although I won't be joining her Mastermind Group (due to non-business related issues), I imagine there will be a personal level of teaching. I base this on her (blogging) style as well as her responses to comments(including mine). Here's hoping I can join next time around.

    • Thank you Kathleen. :D I'm definitely very engaged with the group, and the individual members. I do hope you'll join us at some point. But until then, stay in touch here & other places! ;-)

  13. I was inspired by you and your success in life and find It that i am not able to just start and get to a finish line.

  14. Lynn is the real deal. I think I'm going to jump on this deal.

  15. Hi Lynn,
    I think there is a lack of clarity about the difference between a coach, a mentor and a consultant. Some people blend them, but what I was taught in coaching school is that a coach is different than a consultant in that a coach isn't teaching you or mentoring you through sharing what they already know related to your business. That is what a mentor does - or a consultant.
    It gets murky when you blend those two things, coaching and consulting. However, there are great things about blending them.

    • Great points, Jenn! I think the terms are intermixed a lot in our industry, and there's some confusion about what to expect. I much prefer leading a mastermind group and active community that works together for the greater good of everyone involved. It's been working out GREAT for almost 7 years now! :D

  16. I am interested in getting started in affiliate marketing. I have no experience nor am I a computer techie. Is this group a good place to get all the step by step info and techniques to get started on the right path of success? I am open to any suggestions you have for me on where to start and the steps I should take in getting started.

    Thanks for you time and advice.

    • Absolutely, Angie! We have had new members come in without a clue where to start, helped them brainstorm a great niche - and make their first affiliate sale within 30 days! If you're ready to really dig in, you'll get A LOT out of it - no matter your experience level. You'll have the benefit of the collective experience from the group. ;-)

  17. Mary S. says:

    Hi Lynn - What days/ times is the Mastermind/ brainstorming group offered? I'm committed to a temp full-time job (days, M-F thru 5/17) - if I go ahead & join today, will I be missing out on anything? I can do nights after 5 pm but no weekdays til this temp test scoring project ends.
    The other issue is that I have a moderate hearing loss which means it's a bit hard to understand TV, videos and and similar media if not closed-captioned. Email or some other print format would be ideal for me because no sound is involved but I understand that I'm likely in the minority here.
    Anyway, right now the issue is the temp job schedule; once that's done my time will be more my own. I've started 'monetizing' my blog but need help with SEO and related 'technical difficulties.'
    Thanks!
    Mary S.

    • Hi Mary,

      The majority of the brainstorming happens in text format within the Private Brainstorming Forum. We also have live sessions on Thursdays at Noon Eastern and Monday's at 8pm Eastern. They are all recorded, available 24/7 in the forum, and you can watch visual playbacks or just download the audio files - either/or.

      I'm also completely deaf in the right side. :)

  18. Bill K. says:

    Hi Lynn, sent you a message but I am wanting to join but am unable to until my registration is approved.

    Thanks Bill K.

  19. David K says:

    Hi Lynn.

    I would like to subscribe to the Brainstorming/Elite membership.
    I have two questions... Are these two one and the same - or two different groups?
    Also, where do I join/sign up for this? I have not been able to find it anywhere. (although I DID come across it the other day; NOW I can't seem to find it).

    Thanks Lynn!

    • It's one and the same. You just register on the forum at http://www.clicknewz.com/members/ then upgrade to Elite Member to join the Private Brainstorming Group. Once you register, and confirm your registration, you can click on the link there in the private forum area to upgrade. :)

      If you need any help, or run into any problems, just give me a shout!

      • David K says:

        Hi Lynn.

        Well, I THOUGHT I had correctly followed the instructions you gave me previously to upgrade but I am encountering a vBulletin Message which states there are no paid subscriptions available.

        And I thought I was computer-literate. Hmmm. Can you help, Lynn?

        Thanks!

        • Hi David,

          I just looked up your account and it appears as if you got all that sorted. It's showing you as upgraded under the username MoreFocus. Let me know if you have any other issues. See you at the forum! :)

          • David K says:

            Hi Lynn!

            Many thanks to both you and Angie for your quick help in getting me out of the "starting blocks"!

            Now, if I can just live up to and APPLY my username, well, there ain't no stopping me (even with my bad grammar) LOL

            -- David

          • You're most welcome, and I apologize for the issues - we tightened security recently so it's been a bit more manual than usual in some cases. I appreciate your patience! ;-)

  20. Philippe says:

    Hi Lynn, I have been trying for the last 15 minutes and I still can't upgrade. the only message I have after clicking on upgrade is "ClickNewz Members Area does not have any paid subscriptions available to which you can subscribe."

    It would be a shame if I could use the $27 try out.

    Can you help me?

    Philippe

  21. Philippe says:

    Thank Lynn, I just upgraded.

    See you on the other side :-)

    Philippe

  22. Hi Lynn,

    I have been following your blog and just signed up your email list today, and then got an email notification about this offer. I already registered on your forum and I am waiting for your approval to purchase the elite membership.

    Thanks and I am ready to start :)

    • Hi Samuel,

      I just approved your registration - my apologies, we had to tighten security last week. You can now log in at http://www.clicknewz.com/members/ username: Samurai - See you there! :D

      • Samuel says:

        I just joined and posted my first "intro" thread. Thanks Lynn for this generous offer.

        One question: in the video you said we can sign up for monthly and then after a few days cancel it and switch to yearly plan.. not sure if I can do that at the original yearly price after you raise the fee today?

        • Hi Samuel,

          That was a few days ago when I originally posted the video :) Obviously that wouldn't work now, but you could sign up to check it out, and after an hour or so make a final decision...

  23. Hi Lynn,

    I don't know if we have ever corresponded online or not, but I've been thinking, "I need a mastermind group!" and here you are. Just upgraded. I occasionally enjoy your articles, but I know from experience that I'm MUCH more likely to take advantage of advice and training if it is a structured group that meets by phone (especially one I pay for!)

    I look forward to the calls and to meeting more community members. I'm just a little afraid you'll charge me double when you see how much HELP I need! lol... My number one goal this year is to leverage my time and ideas and create online/residual income (currently my income is from coaching, writing, and occasional workshops) and you're right - the year is almost half over!

    You always offer quality content with a kind spirit and no hype. I'm not entirely clear on what I need, exactly (or what I'll receive from the group), but it seems like a no-brainer at the price. Thanks for the heads up and the nudge.

    Kate

  24. Michael says:

    Lynn, I was attempting to sign up for the brainstorming sessions, however I kept getting the following message:

    ClickNewz Members Area does not have any paid subscriptions available to which you can subscribe.

    Is the offer to join still valid until midnight today?

  25. Fudgesickles! Did I miss the window to register?

  26. I have to say I am just blown away here. "Elite Membership" could very well be the best money you ever spend (even at the new price) in your online marketing education.

    I've spent over a year now trying this, trying that, joining this/that, trying to follow people who turn out to be just full of "fluff" to the point it has made me leery of everyone asking for money for a teaching product or a membership. Being skeptical now has certainly saved me a lot of money, I'm sure, but could have deprived me of something I couldn't even put a pricetag on that I have been desperately looking for... that is the information inside the membership area on Lynn's site. I'm so glad I took the plunge!

    I only joined yesterday, and already have my money's worth just in listening to a couple of the archived mastermind sessions. Lynn doesn't hold back. She shares everything! I think I've finally found someone who can explain social media/marketing in a way that I can understand it and put it to work for me. Of course, there's much more than that, but this is a subject I never thought I'd be able to wrap my old brain around.

    Thank you, Lynn!

    • Thank you Chris :D I am really glad to hear you're happy with the group so far. I look forward to getting to know you better and working with you toward your goals!

  27. Lynn,
    I just wanted to say thank you! I've just joined the forum a week ago and already got so much input from Lynn that I seemed to wake up and found myself working again - i just didn't know anymore how to improve (although there's a lot of room LOL) My site anymore so YES - a great idea to join the forum if you want to improve your business!

  28. Hello Lynn. My goal is not primarily to be an affiliate marketer. My goal is to create an online tutoring business. The greatest challenges will be the following: how to acquire a client base (market to them, attract them) and how to handle certain "hassles" (no-shows, short-notice cancellations, etc).

    How much and in what ways would I gain from being part of the Elite Membership circle?

    Thank you.

  29. I joined the private Mastermind group last spring, then I had to leave when my hours were cut. My online business wasn't yet established. I still can't rejoin -- tough finding decent work in your 50s -- but I will say with total confidence that Lynn's services are the real deal and I will rejoin just as soon as I can.

    Speaking of jobs and the future thereof, I honestly feel that working on your own will be the standard way of living within the next decade. I really do not feel that traditional jobs will ever come back the way they were before, especially for older people. So for us, online is the only future left. So anyone considering starting an online business would be wise to get started now.

  30. Sheila Krichman says:

    I want to sign up for your Ridiculous Offer. Sheila Finkelstein referred me to you. I can't get A Weber to work with AOL, so I'm unable to sign up without your help. Can you sign me up manually so that I can be [art of the group? Please, please. I'd really appreciate your help!

  31. Sheila Krichman says:

    I forgot to add that I want to sign up for the annual Mastermind group.

    • Hi Sheila,

      There is no Aweber involved in the process, so you can go ahead and register at the forum and then upgrade from there. If you don't receive the confirmation email from the forum to confirm your registration... just send me an email (asklynnterry@gmail.com) and Angie or I will confirm it from our end so you can upgrade via PayPal. :)

      I look forward to working with you!
      Lynn Terry recently posted..How To Become An Affiliate Niche BloggerMy Profile

  32. I'm sorry, I'm confused about how to find out about the special deal going on right now for the Mastermind group. I'm already a regular member so I don't have to register first.

  33. Hi Lynn,
    this might just be the encouragement I need to get myself going again... I have been trying Internet Marketing since late 2007 and was going quite well until the last Google Penguin; that's when Google wiped my site off page 1 of the search engines and my earnings - and interest - have plummeted since. I just got tired of putting so much effort into something and then within a day it was literally all taken away, and I just could not muster the enthusiasm any more to keep going since. But reading about your Mastermind Group and listening to your video have definitely perked my interest again, so you will probably see me on the inside soon! :-) Happy New Year!
    Petra

  34. Hi Lynne,
    Sorry you've got the flu. Wishes for a speedy recovery.
    I got your offer about the NY's week special of $240 for the forums and specialized help. The idea of some personal brainstorming is very appealing. I do the website, social media and PR for a chef who has a restaurant, a product line and a soon to be published cookbook. I need help with SEO, keywords and marketing the ecommerce site for the products. I have some, but am confused about using them. The restaurant and products are gourmet, high end and expensive. So the usual discounts, give aways etc. don't work for our concept. Locally the products are in Whole Foods and specialty food stores. I think there is an online market for this, but can't quite figure it out. Would this be the right place for me to learn how to get the right SEO in code and copy on the page? We are not an affilitate marketer, but the producer. I have tried to find resources that specialize in the food field, but haven't found one that seems to be a good fit. Do you think your program is the right place for me or if not what would you recommend?

  35. Hi Lynn,

    As of early February I will be living in a timezone 12-13 hours ahead of North America.
    What time of day do calls take place?

  36. Hi Lynn, thanks for your efforts. How customized will this group be? How much time will we be able to focus on our individual projects?

    Thanks.

    • Hi Justin,

      I brainstorm with each member who posts in the forum individually, in their own request & review threads. And do my best to answer every single question during our two Brainstorming Hour sessions each week. :D Feel free to join us for a month, there is no contract. I think you'll really enjoy the group!
      Lynn Terry recently posted..How to Build a Successful Six Figure BusinessMy Profile

  37. Hello Lynn and all,

    I left the Mastermind Group in December '12 because of day-job issues. Now that's changed for the better! I'll be back just as soon as I have my new laptop.

    Anyone working online have issues with Windows 8? This laptop is brand new but has to go back. The tech people in my new job told me Windows 8 is incompatible with their software. (I have the option of working at home some days.)

    I can imagine someone working totally on their own also having problems with the new operating system. Many of us providing services online work on documents clients send us. Anyone have a brand-new computer?

    Also, I'm in agreement with Kristina: I too hesitate to tell a group about a niche idea as I'm afraid it'll be stolen. Ideas aren't copyrighted so that's a valid concern. Many times people want private masterminding to go over ideas they're not ready to share yet. Lynn, do you have any ideas as to what we can do to prevent stealing in the Mastermind Group?

    Other than that, I'll say it again: for anyone who's on the fence about joining the Mastermind Group, compared to so many others who offer what they say are similar services that end up being little more than fluff, and charge in the thousands ... Lynn is the real deal! She's been at it for a long time, she knows her stuff, and most importantly, she does it in a way others don't.

    She operates in the real world. Many of the others seem not to. How many times have you heard a marketer justify their prices by saying people won't "value" their training unless the cost is very high? That scientific correlation actually does operate under some very specific conditions; in most others, regardless of what they say, it simply does not apply.

    People are thinking differently today. I value Lynn's products and services, both free and paid, that much more because of her affordable prices. I'm already a customer and am about to be one again. So I'm solidly in her market. Plus, the people here live in the real world. Most of us don't have thousands to spend. We want it. That's what so many of us are working towards. Many of us are just getting started; others are moving along but not where they want to be. It's ok to admit it: it's not in most bank accounts just yet!

    Online work is the future. For many of us, it wasn't just our choice, it was thrust upon us.

    I'm not just excited about my new online business. I really do love working online. But I also have to.

    I'm in my late 50s. For us the good jobs are never coming back. Many aren't coming back for anyone. If you need a job, you toil in a warehouse, cashier in retail, serve at Mcdonald's -- if you can get hired.

    Sometimes, like me, you may get the occasional contract gig that ups it a bit, makes life better. For a while. This new stint (SEO writer, and I love it!) is temporary til summer. It may possibly be seasonal, but no promises. No benefits. Constant need to keep up with the group, quotas ... the knowledge that this will end and, if my business doesn't take off, I'll have to return to the factory that is itself cutting back.

    How many of you want that as your future? If you're older, this is the future. That should be enough to get most going.

    It's not just me. Tough times for many. I'm one of the lucky ones. If I can last out the next couple of months and get this business self-supporting before they furlough me, I'll never have to go back to that hell again.

    How motivating is that?

    I'm ready to do whatever it takes. Sounds like the rest of you are, too! So Lynn, you really are doing a vital service, for those of us who both love it and need it.

    • Thank you Ana! I look forward to seeing you back in the group. :D

      As for idea theft, it does happen sometimes. I've seen it more publicly than within a private group like ours, as everyone in the group already has a business they are working on diligently. That said, people who steal ideas... are not the types that generally become competition, lol.
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