The "Our Abundant Lives Newsletter" is published monthly by the Life More Abundant Club, which provides high quality home business information and resources to budget-conscious Christians. It is a members-only publication written and edited by Life More Abundant Club administrator Cynthia K. Lee. Copyright 2009 - All Rights Reserved. You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the LIfe More Abundant Club. If you prefer not to receive these newsletters, please send an email with "remove members lmac news" in the subject line. Please do not share this newsletter with others. It is for your eyes alone.
Table of Contents
-- Article: "Looking Back and Looking Forward" by Cynthia K. Lee
-- Article: "Faith at Work: the 4 Investment Categories with the Biggest Payoff" by Winnie Anderson
-- Hot Marketing Info
-- Club Classifieds
-- Fabulous Freebies
-- Links of Interest
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Looking Back and Looking Forward
The Life More Abundant Club is easing into its third year of existence with about 250 members. Sixty percent of them are Internet-users and the remaining 40% don't own or don't wish to use computers in connection with their home business activities. Most of our members were referred to the Life More Abundant Club by the quarterly catalog called Scoopified. It contains more than 50 pages of listings regarding alternative health, nutrition, business, politics, lifestyle and more. It's a fascinating collection of information and information products. If you are not already a subscriber, you can get a sample issue by mailing $3 to: Scoopified, P.O. Box 277, Bellingham, WA 98227.
I founded the Life More Abundant Club in the autumn of 2006 but did not officially launch it until January of 2007. It has served more as an information and advertising resource for members than an income-generating program, although it is possible to earn one-time $5 and $10 new member referral bonuses for referring new members to the Club. The Life More Abundant Club publishes the online Our Abundant Lives Newsletter for Club members only, the online Your Abundant Life Newsletter, a free publication offered to all who visit the Club website, and the (more or less bimonthly) Life More Abundant Club Newsletter for offline members.
The second program I founded, in January 2008, developed into the Christian Home Business Association (www.christiansprospering.com), with a greater emphasis on Christian inspirational material, supporting and connecting Christian entrepreneurs in a wide range of home businesses, and generating a regular and growing monthly income. It has a monthly dues payment ($10 a month) rather than a one-time or annual membership dues structure like the Life More Abundant Club. The Christian Home Business Association publishes the always-free Christian Inspiration Gazette four times a year.
A project that I plan to launch within a few months (God willing) is the Abundant Life Ad Sheet. Those of you familiar with the mail order home business opportunity industry will be familiar with ad sheets. If you are not familiar with ad sheets, they are 8 1/2 x 11" pages that are covered with display ads, often front and back. An ad sheet can be a single page or extend to several pages. The Abundant Life Ad Sheet will be a Christian-identified publication intended to serve Christian entrepreneurs. Ads about Christian products, publications or services can place free 1-inch camera ready ads or 35 word classifieds. Other ads will be $1 per inch. This new, strictly offline undertaking reflects my ever deepening involvement in and enjoyment of the mail order industry and community.
Given the fact that I'm managing two time and task-intensive programs of my own, plan to start a third one soon, am holding down a demanding full-time day job that I love in the non-profit sector, and am caring 24/7 for a house-bound invalid husband and five four-legged, fur-covered creatures, I have decided that I need to adopt a firm policy of not joining any home business programs Club members invite me to join, regardless of their merit, and regardless of the level of friendship and/or good intentions of those extending the invitation. So please don't take it personally if I don't join programs you present to me, even if the program is free to join or even if you are willing to pay my way into the program.
For my first three years of involvement with Internet home business opportunities I did "play the field," like so many others routinely do. Nowadays, I simply don't have the time or the desire to spread myself any thinner than I'm already spread. I am always happy to list programs you are excited about in the "Our Abundant Lives Newsletter" Club Classifieds section, however. So please keep em' coming! It helps me a lot if you can write two or three paragraphs about the program you are recommending and include relevant links and contact information. Thank you.
And on the home front...
My husband Johnny has been home for five weeks now (after spending almost 3 months in a hospital or nursing home) and recent medical tests and consultations indicate that even though he still has a fair amount of weakness and pain he can remain at home for the longer-term. The antibiotic-resistant staph infections he developed are being managed rather than healed. We are very grateful for having our lives at home back again and for continued prayer support and good wishes from family, friends and Club members.
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Faith at work: The 4 Investment Categories with the Biggest Payoff
By: Winnie Anderson
The economic collapse we’re experiencing was really a long time in coming and now that we’re looking backwards with clear and sober eyes, we can recognize the signs for what they were. Many of us were spending as though there was no tomorrow, investing our money without fully understanding or paying attention to the risks we were exposing ourselves to, and not saving enough for the rainy day that we know always comes.
A minister spoke recently about the need to continue to give to our churches even though we may be faced with tough choices as families and individuals. He talked about the worldwide economic mess and how we had been investing in the wrong things over the years.
He was right.
While we work to right our individual financial houses and nationally to correct our out of sync economy, as Christians, we must work to ensure that we learn the important lessons from this situation and not lose sight of where we should really be investing our time, talent, and treasure – with our God.
So what are the investments that will “pay off” the most for us in both the short and long term? There are four sound investment categories:
God and Our Faith As people of faith we understand that we’re working towards the day when we’re reunited with our God. When there are no more tears, no more pain, no more suffering in any way. But as Earth-bound humans it can be all too easy for us to allow earthly pleasures and strife to distract us and lead us astray until we find ourselves trying to “serve two gods”. Each of us must reflect on how we can grow deeper in our faith, more consciously make God the center of our everyday lives, and share that joy with those around us in a community of faith, “for it is in giving that we receive, forgiving that we are pardoned, and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.”
Health -- Ours and Our Families We all know on some level that without our health we have nothing. It’s no secret that the cost of healthcare has skyrocketed. In 2007, General Motors spent $5.6 billion to provide health insurance to it’s 1.1 million workers and retirees. Living a healthier lifestyle benefits the companies we work for and therefore could positively impact our jobs as well as our personal financial situation. A healthy life is a joyful one, where we’re able to participate in the activities we love and continue to work as we need to. Reflect on the lifestyle choices you make that negatively impact your health. Choose the one single issue that’s most negative and resolve to improve in that area. If it’s smoking, quit. If it’s lack of exercise, get off the couch. Your body and your life were given to you by God. Not doing what you can to take good care of ourselves is not appreciating what He’s given us. We must lead the way for our families in this area acting as a positive role model for good health. And we can’t forget our emotional health.
Ourselves – understanding ourselves, growing our talents, growing spiritually We get frustrated because we want a promotion or to work on some project rather than doing our best where we are. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to improve our station or to achieve more, but it means being patient – listening for the messages God’s sending us, trusting that we’re in the place He needs us to be, and being faithful in our belief that all things happen when they’re supposed to. That doesn’t mean we sit by waiting for something to happen. Look for ways you can improve your key skills. Is there training available in your community or online? Do you have a friend who will teach you some software she knows if you teach her a skill you know? Do you have skills needed in a growing industry like healthcare? Can you take a certification program to begin a whole new career? Reach out to your local college, university, or trade school to investigate courses, schedules, and costs.
Our Family One of the benefits of having less money to spend is we look for creative ways to have fun and that often means spending more time with those we love. As spring comes, working in the yard is a great way to get things done while working together. It encourages talking about things in general, something family members may be loathe to do otherwise. Visiting local places of interest, bird watching, gardening, making dinner together, putting together a scrapbook from old photos are just several fun things you can do together that create memories that last a lifetime.
The recession isn’t going to end any time soon so it’s up to each of us to take action that will allow us to thrive in the future. One way is to invest in those things that truly matter and produce a return on investment that’s genuinely priceless: faith, health, family, and our own personal development. God is showing us the way if we only listen and observe.
Author Resource:- Winnie Anderson publishes The Mustard Seed, a twice-monthly ezine that shares information and tips to connect your faith to your work life. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus calls her ebook "...provocative and reflective." Get a free chapter to Faith From 9 to 5: How to Overcome the Seven Deadly Sins and Live Your Faith at Work when you subscribe to The Mustard Seed.
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As you commune with God each day, take a moment to thank God for every good thing you see around you. Each time you give thanks for even the smallest blessing, you increase your prosperity consciousness---your recognition of God as the unlimited source of all supply. Prayer keeps you connected to this loving Source.
- Candi Foster, from the article: "Have Hope ... Be Ready to Receive"
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Hot Marketing Info
A New Twist On Building A Contact List: http://www.listwonderextreme.com/?mid=lindamiller
Over 10,000 have joined this free list building service since late February 09: http://www.superlistexplode.com/?mid=wallyc
Everyone is atwitter about using Twitter to create a presence on the web and to get the word out about their products and services. Click here to get a good basic primer on how to use Twitter. Click here for another link that will introduce you to the best Twitter strategies to use.
A Free 89-page Internet Marketing Report with lots of solid info about landing pages, PPC (Pay Per Click) and more: http://www.on2url.com/app/adtrack.asp?AdID=431287
You can pump out your own lead capture pages, also known as squeeze pages, easily and quickly using this program. Cost is only a one-time $17 and you get resell rights, so if you make just one sale you get your investment back. Sophisticated marketers use squeeze pages to help them build their lists. A typical squeeze page will offer visitors an incentive for filling out a form with their name and email address. The incentive is usually a freebie that would be viewed as attractive by most visitors. Squeeze pages are ideal for use with manual traffic exchanges and autosurfs and work well in other contexts as well. http://powerdynamtics.com/squeezepage/
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Disclaimer: The Life More Abundant Club administration does NOT officially endorse or recommend any of the "Club Classifieds" programs listed below simply because it does not have the time, money or inclination to research every program that Club members enthusiastically recommend and want to share with their fellow Club members (and those who read the free newsletter published by the Club, which also features Club Classifieds). So, do your own research and proceed with caution.
My Income Portfolio (MIP) - David Aronov has launched a new program to help average inexperienced entrepreneurs as well as frustrated survivors of unsuccessful attempts establish a profitable home business. My Income Portfolio has been carefully designed to provide members with the ability to generate multiple streams of income, drawing on the strength of group support and the experience and leadership of a veteran marketer and investor. The profit potential is in the thousands of dollars! A successful marketer with decades of experience in online and offline marketing strategies, David has a reputation for integrity, reliability, and a sincere desire to help others. His flagship business, Network Growth Services, was founded in 1993. My Income Portfolio gives members referral commissions as well as profits from multiple income generating programs that are selected and managed for them. Naturally, members always have the option of joining or not joining the programs researched and selected by My Income Portfolio as strong income vehicles. Once you make your program/portfolio selection(s), My Income Portfolio will work behind the scenes to build your business and take care of tedious business details for you. You can request details about My Income Portfolio by email at: email@example.com or by snail mail at: MIP, 15127 N.E. 24th, Suite #103, Redmond, WA 98052.
Freebie Force - Whoever said, "nothing in life is free," didn't do their homework. Imagine getting dozens of products and services absolutely free. Get free books, catalogs, CDs, cell phone, clothing, coupons, food, health & beauty products, internet access, jewelry, long distance phone cards, magazines, mouse pads, laptop computer for teachers, pet stuff, posters, software, sports stuff, videos, voice mail, and much more--all for FREE! Many companies are willing to give you their product or service free to get their name out to the public. There is no obligation on your part to purchase anything else. Sometimes you may be asked to fill out a questionnaire, or answer a survey, but never asked to send any money. Reference refers to source of these freebies and many more. Please note membership allowance is only sponsor only because it is a private club. You might want to use user referral: wg1 or just click on the below URL. You can contact Will at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more on a 30-day free trial, please visit: www.freebieforce.com/wg1
Love investing and no-recruiting-required passive income programs? Clay Montgomery is very happy with his results with a little known (non-robot) Forex system developed by a retired airline pilot. He says you can get going with less than $100 capital to invest and can realistically expect a 5% daily return on your investment. For details about the system and contact information for Clay, click here.
Iggly-Biggly - The owner Lisa had a nation-wide clothing business and a couple of years ago, the business did over $300,000,000 in sales. She knows her business. In 2007 a tornado destroyed her warehouse but out of that tragedy will spring a new business that will do even greater things. Last year she went to Europe and was invited to a meeting where she saw an example of what our program is doing. She came home and decided to begin a similar project. She needed a product and had access to flip flops and decided to go with that as they were inexpensive. She will add other items to the product line in days to come. Don't get hung up on the product, although it is a good one and a great company. It is about what this money can do for you and your family. You become a distributor for $20 and will receive a pair of flip flops. You can sell them, wear them, or give them away. At the same time you are placed in a 2x4 matrix. We will cycle and cycle in this and that is how we make money. There is no more out of pocket cost and you do not have to sell anything. You will receive another pair of flip flops every time you cycle. We will have a replicated website soon and Lisa plans to send out the first checks in 1 to 2 weeks. She plans on the first checks to be $500, the checks will be weekly, and then by the end of the year hopefully they will be 6 figures. This program is international. Everyone needs to sign up at least two. I have some that need the $20 if you want to pay their way. We want to keep this going and will if everyone will do their part. $20 is not that much and just about anybody can come up with it. Then when they begin to get their checks, it will be worth it. Your referrer will be: Sheila Hollie 817-239-2534 or email@example.com This is easy! VERY VERY IMPORTANT- Just go to: http://www.igglybiggly.com and pay $20 (this site accepts credit cards or you can log into PayPal to pay). Then send an e-mail with the subject line-that you just paid for an igglybiggly distributorship, and e-mail it to : firstname.lastname@example.org with your 1.) name, 2.) email 3.) address, 4.)phone number and 5.)your referrer (Sheilla Hollie) and 6.)tell how you paid (credit card or PayPal) That's it---you're done. Then just get on the conference calls every night at 8 PM EST and find out when the website is done and get much more important information. Listen to a live call each night at 8pm EST 785-686-1812 PIN 2805# . This link will provide some additional info: http://www.byoaudio.com/play/WVmy41HX .
Marketer Tom Matyasovszky knows a lot about home business advertising and marketing because he's been active and successful in managing home-based businesses for many, many years. He recommends the following links to give your home business promotions a real boost! http//www.trafficswarm.com/go.cgi?573543
http://quakehits.com/?r=58079 , http://piratehits.com/r=58225 , http://4profithitspro.com/?r=58292 You can email Tommy at: email@example.com (that's a lower case L after 1945) or phone him at: 203-334-8366 EST.
Aloha Coffee Mug Club, the website is:www.extramoney.us/mugs. The moderator is Meredith Hawk, phone 817-428-9665. There are live conference calls: The call times are. Mon. and Thurs. 9:20pmEST, Wed. 1pmEST, Sat. 12noonEST. 712-429-0700 PIN531521#. If you decide to join my I.D.# is sh2534. I have joined because it seems like such a fun business. Sheila Hollie 817-239-2534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran Internet Marketer Dan Caswell has several recommendations. After more than a decade of working in home business opportunites he has learned how to spot outstanding programs and how to provide top notch mentoring and marketing assistance to those who join him in those programs. Program 1: www.ultraproteam.com Program 2: www.perfectprofitcenter.com Program 3: www.downlinehelper.com -- This is a recruiting-optional program that pays you every 5 days. Very unusual and profitable pay plan. Program 4: www.smokingpays.com This program's product is remarkable! If you are a smoker or know smokers, this is a must-see website. The income potential is very high and the cost very low. Program 5. http://adviewglobal.com/ some good advertising resources here. Program 6: http://www.wealth.epicfortune.com/ You can and should email Dan at: email@example.com or phone him at: (573) 239-9595 to get the full scoop on these opportunities and his helpful guidance and assistance.
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Corky has found a really, really, cool and totally free money-making program. Watch This Video Demo here: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/4530520?fr=yvmtf Click on this link to sign up, download, install and start earning: http://GetTheBar.com/Default.aspx?mrid=iSbCwPbklO92WKYATVSeTg==/ You can contact Corky at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising Opportunity http://officialubiee.com/tag/Bonham The person who introduced me to this program has always provided me with really good information and resources. You can join as a Free member and promote the system. But if you want to advertise your programs, you need to upgrade for only 2 Euros (about $2.60 U.S.) per month. Then, for each additional business url that you advertise, you pay an additional 1 Euro, and it is paid right to your sponsor as their commission. I am going to list the following businesses:http://bonham1.4xambush.hop.clickbank.net/ http://www.mynetwealthteam.com/?id=30193 This will only cost me 4 Euros per month, which is a bargain price. email@example.com
Sims' Solid Gold Selections. Learn About A Master Plan for Wealth Development, Creating Residual Income and Solid Income Programs by visiting this veteran marketer's website. http://www.sedeberry.ws/
The Grand Slam Stamp Club. Mike Lavign swears by the Grand Slam Stamp Club. He says that he has used it for some time now and that "it has never failed to deliver to me cash and first class stamps at very litt and sometimes no cost. It's so inexpensive and easy to use and the fact that this program is monitored makes a big difference for the better as well. You get get a flyer/application for the Club by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Mike Lavign, P.O. Box 3251, Pahrump, NV 89041-3251.
Longtime Internet marketer Clay Montgomery recommends a brand new program that provides marketers on a tight budget with all the tools and training they need to be successful for just $7.50 a month as well as the chance to earn money while building their contact list. Clay can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-274-0328. Here's the link for the program: http://www.mymarketingmoney.com/jamaffiliates/pages/pickupcash.php
Unique Home Business Opportunity called NHR Products. In addition to offering members quality health-enhancing products, this program offers an unusual and unusually profitable and affiliate-friendly payment plan. This is NOT your average nutritional MLM. You can get more details by visiting the website at: http://www.nhrproducts.com/mhood or you can contact Mike at: email@example.com or 1534 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79106-4426.
ZenZuu is the Next Generation Social Networking Platform for People from All Walks of Life, and It's FREE to join. Charles Lee loves this program because of ZennZuu's practice of sharing 80% of its worldwide advertising revenue with its active members who joined for free. He recommends that your first listen to the sizzle call and conference calls. The sizzle call is a 3-minute recording available 24 hours a day. Call 1-646-222-0545. Conference calls take place Monday through Saturday at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m, all at Eastern Standard Time. Dial: 1-646-519-5860 and then put in the PIN code: 3214#. THEN you can sign up at Charles' affiliate webstie: http://Join.ZenZuu.com/CharlesLee . This is what your affiliate website wil look like, but it also can use the ZenZuu affiliate website to promote your own affiliate programs. You can phone Charles at: 248-796-2220. His address is 15808 Southfield Rd., Detroit, MI 48223. Charles also has some information about a $1,000 Gas and Fast Food Reward Certificate and fundraising information.
Julius is Jubilant About The Inter-Club. A savvy entrepreneur, Julius knows how valuable private clubs and associations can be. In addition to the Life More Abundant Club, Julius has now found great support and benefits from The Inter Circle, an organization "for, by and about ethical mail order entrepreneurs." A one-time payment of $25 brings many benefits, including a one-year members-only subscription to The Mail Order Dealer's Digest; reprint rights on articles, features, and other materials; unlimited one to one consultations with the administrator, free advertising opportunities. Oh yeah, you can also make money with this program by referring people to it! You can contact Julius at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Dollars Wonder Program is wonderful according to Donnie. www.10dollarswonder.com/?espirit is a low cost ($10 to start) passive income program recommended by Donnie Henderson, who is very happy with it and can be contacted at: email@example.com It accepts payments via Alertpay and Egold.
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Links of Interest
A top Christian website than offers a variety of information, inspiration and newsletters: www.Crosswalk.com
www.FaithAtWork.com Faith at work is an organization dedicated to empowering people to explore, discern and act on their many gifts and calls in the complexity of their daily loves for the good of God's world.
Tools For Freedom - Alternative information source, everything you don't hear about in the mainstream media. Lots of info on the site. There is also a free glossy catalog. Click on the last button on the home page menu to get the catalog. www.toolsforfreedom.com
Irish Culture and Customs: www.irishcultureandcustoms.com