Monday, November 23, 2009

How to Survive Being Laid Off in this Economy

Being laid off is one of the most fearful moments a mom or dad can feel. It's important to understand that even in this economy with unemployment increasing it's not over. You have several options available to you. Assess your situation, verify your resources and find a solution and act. That may be easier said than done but the fact remains you have to take control of your situation versus leaving it up to someone else.

You've just lost your job now what? Take some time and assess your situation. Who do you know that may help you with an opportunity or another job. Where are you at financially right now? What will you do to ensure that someone else isn't in control of your life in the future? With the answer to those questions you can begin to formulate a game plan. You can analyze what you have going for you and what your limits are.

Then you need to verify your resources and be truthful with yourself. Who can help you get a job even if it's part time? What can you do to ensure that losing your job is not something you will have to fear in the future? How can you make a living on your own or earn money part time from home. Can you do consulting work, can you start your own business from home and be in control of your own life. Occasionally it takes our backs against the wall for us to really open our eyes to what is possible. When you are verifying your resources on is your money that you may have saved, in the bank or retirement accounts maybe even cash value on insurance policies. You have to protect that resource and make it last as long as possible. When you spend or invest money you need to ensure it's for either survival or opportunity, obviously if you start a business it will take some of your liquid cash but it may also leave you in control.

The bottom line is this; you must assess your situation, verify your resources and find a solution. You have to act. Your company did not look out for you, your boss is not paying your bills and the government isn't giving you a bailout. You have two basic choices you can assess your situation and choose to wait it out spending your savings slowly over time till another opportunity comes or you can decide to create your own future. Do what America's founding fathers did and start your own business or develop your own way of making money and be in control of your life and no longer feel stress.

Stacy O'Quinn is a Christian Dad, Husband, Business Owner, Motivator and Business Developer. He currently focuses heavily on helping others create Six Figure Income from home. He's assisted several already and believes that the biggest key is being a real person and providing real guidance to a new person just starting up. He openly provides tips and techniques to anyone looking to work from home and he has a vision of creating 10 New Six Figure Income Earners. If that is your desire than join him at

Good Luck,
Stacy O'Quinn

Friday, November 20, 2009

What Makes a Successful Home Based Business

What Makes a Successful Home Based Business – 5 Tips

While many people would claim any attempt to generate more money from home as a home based business that may be true if you don’t classify making money as a requirement for success. Working from home is extremely lucrative in the right environment. Several things must be in place.

1. Support and Training: Bottom line no one should have to figure out how to get started making money. The process to be trained and to get support when needed should be readily available. Too often people do not ask for references when they start a business from home for the first time. Remember in the beginning you should never have to recreate the wheel. You shouldn’t even consider it till you are well passed 6 figures annually.

2. Lucrative Model: Every business you have to have a way to attract clients. You have to have a way of getting the word out. You have to have a product that people desire and you must have a way to present it. What is the process you receive and access the training we talked about earlier? Any new home based business that is successful needs to have shown there is a lucrative model. A lucrative model is a model that works for many not just one or two.

3. Profit Margin: Many times any difficulties in the marketing process can be overcome if the profit margin is lucrative enough. Meaning if you have more money per transaction it’s much easier to advertise for instance. A home business with a lucrative profit margin will mean you have more freedom to learn and grow your new business much more effectively. Never work with a company that plants the vision of spend spend spend now to reap the reward off in the distant future. While it may work for some, how many never make it?

4. Track Record: This is one litmus test that you cannot ever leave out. How long has the business been in existence? Often times this will tell you a lot about a company. While all new companies promote ground floor opportunities most of them fall through completely leaving a path of destruction for those who believed in it.

5. Risk vs Reward: The corner stone of every opportunity in life. Every new venture will have a certain amount of risk. We faced risk when we got on our bike the first time when we learned to ride it. We only learned to ride it because we took that risk. Now look we developed a lifelong skill. You can never eliminate risk, risk should only be measured objectively which means you must remove all hype. Look at those that already have the “reward” you are after. Are they real people? Are they approachable? If not what do that have to hide? Look for genuine people and you most likely have found a model that presents some risk but still achievable rewards for many.

Our 5 tips on what makes a successful home business definitely is not comprehensive but it is our sincere hope that you make a good solid decision. If you have solid training, lucrative model, large profit margin, track record and the risk vs reward is properly balanced you are well on your way. Remember once you make a decision never look back. Devote and commit yourself 110%. The most successful business model still take dedication to maximize its potential.

Stacy O'Quinn is a Christian Husband, Dad and builds a lucrative home business. He has a vision of creating 10 New 6 Figure Income Earners. Do you want to know what he does? Take a free tour and speak to him directly

Friday, November 13, 2009

Coastal Travel Success Continues...

Coastal Travel, has been the simplest way to work from home and make legitimate income. It's 10:06 am and this is not a normal morning for me. I decided to spend some time with my wife this morning and then I wrestled around and played with my 5yr old daughter and 3yr old son. I'm just getting to work.

Now of course I normally get working sooner. But how many 30 year old dads get the choice on when they show up to work and when they can sleep in and spend quality time with their family. That freedom is something that I absolutely love about Coastal Travel. We've been doing it since July 27th 2005.

Recently we received an email from one of the our advertising partners we work with and in that email snapresponse shared some success stories that folks have had using their advertising. (We don't do our own marketing in Coastal Travel we use advertising companies for that)

Sue C. from CO made $4,200 off of 100 leads!

Selene L. from FL says, one of the first leads that came to me, has signed up with DFI! I have 2 others going through the system, and both were aged leads!

Natalie W. from NV will be getting a DFI Platinum sale ($9,705 profit) off of her Coastal Platinum Leads!

Angela L. from PA made $170,000 in the last 11 months with the same leads!

Congrats to Angela, Natalie, Selene and Sue you ladies ROCK!

That's not bad, I wander how many people did not send an email in to say thanks! I've made a lot of money and not sure I've ever decided on my own to send an email in and say thanks to the advertising companies. Heck currently I'm not even using that particular company... I'm using our other advertising agency called Prime.

Between now and the end of the year my family will make between 15-25K if I had to guess. We definitely could do better, we will not do worse that's for sure. Not a bad income working part time. This is our only source of income!

Freedom is Great,
Stacy O'Quinn

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Hope Equation

We are all designed for a bigger purpose. We all have a uniquely different part to play but a part that must be played specifically and is important. But often times we don't realize our part for several reasons. The path we travel is what I would term the "Hope Equation"

Through life we have moments of Joy and we have that Joy because something has entered our life and given us Hope.

-We may have a new opportunity? If you work from home this probably happened to you when you started with your company.

-We may have received a gift that gave us opportunity?

-A window of time may have opened that has allowed us to see something that is possible for us that we did not see before?

Once we have that Joy we develop Hope for what we see is possible and a vision is planted in us. But that is when life seems to get difficult. We start to walk toward our vision because of our Hope and we will face opposition. The purpose of Hope is to allow us to Endure.

Endurance is required for us to grow and develop. It builds character and skill set in our lives. Think about the first time you rode a bike; was it easy? If you did not Endure would have ever developed that skill of riding a bike? It was the Hope or vision of what is possible that allowed you to move forward and develop that skill.

Sometimes as we Endure our natural temptation is to is the path of least resistance. Our flesh is strong and with out that Hope often times we will not persist through our season of Endurance. Our flesh is smart too our "self" knows how to challenge us best. When I would go to the gym for years I ran 3 miles a day several times a week and when I was 20 minutes into my run which usually lasted 30 minutes. I would hear that voice in me start to say, "You've ran over half way that's good enough today". "Or doctor says you only need 20 minutes of cardio you are good".

When I started working full time from home it was a similar challenge. I would be in my spare bedroom working and my "self" would say man you need to spend time with your kids. It was something I wrestled with like dang what kind of mom or dad would want to ignore their kids? Then that Hope of what was possible kept me on track. Then I started to think well if I don't work 25-30 hours at home without my kids getting involved with my work I will work 50-60 hours somewhere else for someone else and that will not be any good either.

Our 'self" or flesh is very good at choosing the path of least resistance it is only Hope that will allow us to Endure develop to create a skill set to make our Joy a reality.

Someone dieting or working out only stops when their Hope for what is possible for them becomes smaller than their desire to eat or stay home from the gym.

I encourage you to Endure and grow and have a prosperous week!
To Your Success,
Stacy O'Quinn

P.S Hope Equation is (Joy+Hope=Endurance)