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    Sunday, September 27th, 2009

    The “new” economy is online – learn how to work it!
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    Detroit, Mich. (September 2009) —  In this challenging economy, people have noticed the world is quickly changing from the industrial to the technical industry. This means people are moving from manufacturing work, which was popular throughout 1990’s, to the ever-growing world of the internet.

    Why? Because the internet is the largest market place in the world, with billions of buyers and sellers all coming together to exchange goods and services for cold-hard cash. And, if you’re not capitalizing on the internet…you will be left behind!

    People are earning from hundred to thousands of dollars a month via the web – using automated systems. “The money is NOT automatic, but if your system is automated – the money will come. It takes time to get there but once the you know what you’re doing online and your systems are in place it can happen,” said Detroiter Ralph Claxton, who is the founder of Tech Club CPR (www.techclubcpr.com),  an internet coaching and training organization located online.

    Claxton’s Michigan partner, Pam Perry, of Farmington, is the chief visionary of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.  She is a publicist turned social media marketing expert.  The two met online early this year via a mutual twitter friend and have been tweeting, blogging and podcasting ever since.

    Claxton and Perry spent thousands of dollars on internet training over the past few years. They each clunked down almost $20,000 in live seminars, online courses, books, teleseminars, e-courses, home study courses and personal coaching from the “masters” of internet marketing.

    Now, the two internet marketing mavens have come together to help other entrepreneurs and authors make money online – without spending an arm and leg.

    On Saturday, October 17 from 10 am-4pm (Sweetest Day in Michigan), The Tech Club CPR will host a sweet deal for those who are serious about making money online leveraging social media.

    Authors, entrepreneurs or those just looking for an additional revenue stream can come to the “boot camp” at the Courtyard Livonia, 17200 N Laurel Park Drive in Livonia, Michigan near Laurel Park Mall.

    “Because we get calls all the time from people who want to learn how we do what we do, we wanted to share our resources, experiences and give them an up-close and personal event to show what we do behind the scenes. Our mission is to help people crack the internet code,” said Perry.

    The Tech CPR Boot Campis basic training for people who are comfortable with the internet but find it hard to really leverage it to make money online, brand themselves and keep up with all the new social media tools. “If you can log on, browse, click, drag and drop online, we can help you get to the next level,” said Claxton.

    Claxton and Perry will provide hands-on internet training so that everyone will leave with knowledge of how to play the game of Social Networking.

    Those who attend the Tech Club CPR will discover….
    ·        How to master every technique needed to become an advanced internet marketing money-making machine.
    ·        All the tricks, tips, and secret techniques used to easily navigate the internet like a pro.
    ·        How to use Social Networking to earn a hefty income with popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
    ·        How to build a stable online business just by following along with a few video tutorials.
    ·        How to Use YouTube, Google, Ning and other sources to increase traffic to your blogs or affiliate links
    ·        How to Utilize CPA networks, Clickbank, Commission-Junction and E-Junkie to maximum effect

    This Boot Camp is different from others because people will get personal attention that will cater to those from beginner to the advanced level. “Without all the techno-speak,” added Perry.

    “All the other courses were too techy and made me feel intimidated. We won’t do. I personally want to help people avoid costly mistakes I made when attending over-priced seminars that left me with more questions than answers.  Me and Ralph want everyone to leave our boot camp ready to go get paid without having had to pay an arm and a leg.”

    Added Claxton, “the last event we did in Farmington Hills,  people walked away feeling empowered. They had their ‘aha’ moments – and we still get tons of testimonials,” said Claxton.

    To see the videos of some of the testimonials and more details, go to: www.TechClubCPR.com.

    For more information on early bird registration for the boot camp event on Sat, Oct. 17, go to Tech Club CPR website or contact Pam Perry via info(at)ministrymarketingsolutions.com.


    Brand YOUR Best Life!

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    Also, ask about Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc. monthly Teleseminars, Webinars, Home Study Courses, bootcamps and online forums, blogs and podcasts.

    Also get the Christian Writers Market Guide available from www.e-junkie.com/pamperry (The tool every Christian Writer Should have)

    Visit the PR PRO Shop at www.e-junkie.com/pamperry get free stuff there too.

    WHY SHOULD HIRE OR CONTINUE

    WITH A PR COACH…

    Hold you accountable. It’s too easy to neglect or postpone tasks critical to the sales and marketing of your book.  I require a commitment from you to buckle down and get them done.

    Develop and refine your ideas…make a plan. You have great ideas. Some are easy to put into practice and others need refinement. I have a working knowledge of hundreds of PR strategies and marketing know-hows to adapt to your book.  Come away with a workable plan that fits your schedule and budget!

    Share a wealth of PR strategies and secrets. When you’ve just “run out of ideas” on how to market and sell your book, I will educate you in the industry and PR principles you’ll use to get results.

    Provide you with the contacts you need. When you need contacts or resources for the marketing of your book, I have an extensive network of media and publishing industry contacts and know where to find the information.

    Give you perspective from the outside looking in. It’s possible to lose the ability to “see the forest for the trees” once your book is published and ready for sale. I am there to take a fresh look, knowing what to look for, seeing the market potential and providing you the accurate, frank and honest feedback that you need to be a success.

    Go to: www.prbootcamponline.eventbrite.com for next teleclasses (Oct. 20)


    Need help to get started with branding yourself “online” too – don’t know where to start? Start here… www.prbootcamponline.eventbrite.com & www.techclubcpr.com


    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

    Home-based businesses are estimated to be a $427
    billion-a-year industry. In recent studies it was found that as many as 105
    million people in North America alone were working at home. Considering this
    information, it is obvious that home-based businesses can be successful and
    authors Jill Hart and Diana Ennen will help you succeed with your own.

    So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home
    Mom
    details all the basics of starting a business in a
    spiritual, motivational, and comprehensive manner. From deciding what type of
    business to start to keeping your family and faith first, this helpful tool
    details every aspect of establishing a business. With proven success tips
    utilized by the authors and others who own work-at-home businesses, this
    inspiration approach will provide you with the resources you need to start your
    own home-based business.

    So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home
    Mom
    includes:
    * Detailed information on types
    of businesses to start
    * Ideas and assistance for setting up, operating, and
    marketing your business
    * Definitions and descriptions of work-at-home
    terminology and processes
    * Help for developing your Website
    *
    Explanations of the business nuts and bolts, including bookkeeping, taxes, and
    more

    About the Authors
    JILL HART is the founder of Christian Work at Home Moms,
    CWAHM.com. Jill is a co-author of So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom.
    Jill has published many articles and is a contributing author in Laundry Tales,
    The Business Mom Guide Book, I ll Be Home for Christmas, and Faith Deployed. She
    holds a bachelor s degree in human development and family studies. Learn more
    about working from home at http://www.cwahm.com/work-at-home/
    .

    DIANA ENNEN has been a leader and mentor in the
    work-at-home industry since starting her business, Virtual Word Publishing, in 1985.
    She is the author of many books, including Virtual Assistant the Series;
    Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA
    and Words from Home: Start,
    Run, and Profit from a Home-Based Word Processing Business
    . She resides in
    Margate, Florida, with her husband and their three children.

     

    Below is an interview with the authors of So You
    Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom
    – Jill & Diana.

    If you have questions they are happy to answer your
    questions anytime. Leave a comment below or email Jill@cwahm.com or
    Diana@virtualwordpublishing.com

    How long have you been working at home?

    Jill Hart – I’ve been
    working at home since 2000. I had to go back to work full-time for a brief
    period in 2003 when my husband got out of the Air Force. At that point I got
    even more serious about making my business work and I’ve been home full-time
    since then.

    Diana Ennen – I’ve
    been working at home since 1985, when my son was born. He’s now graduated
    college and already working towards his own career. I absolutely love it. I
    can’t imagine doing anything else.

     

    What types of businesses do you operate?

    Jill Hart – I run
    Christian Work at Home Moms, CWAHM.com, a website full of free resources, job
    listings and information about home businesses. I also write articles and books
    (yes, more books to come!) and am a blogger for sites like Time/Warner’s
    Christian Momlogic.com and a member of the Guideposts blogger team

    Diana Ennen– I’m the
    President of Virtual Word Publishing. I’m a
    virtual assistant and specialize in marketing & publicity. I’ve also written
    numerous books on how to start a VA business and offer PR and VA Coaching.

     

    Tell us about your book? How do you think it can benefit
    those who want to start a business?

    Jill Hart – The book
    has been such a “God thing.” He orchestrated the entire sequence of events –
    from putting Diana and I together as co-authors to bringing us to the right
    publisher. The book is a hands-on practical guide for anyone who wants to build
    a business from home. We cover topics ranging from how to select the right type
    of business for you, to how to get started, to how to market and grow your
    business.

    Diana Ennen – I think
    one of the best features of our book is that it’s not only informative, but
    motivational as well. You’ll feel like friends are helping you on your journey
    to success. Also, we discuss numerous types of businesses to start and provide
    proven methods to achieve success. We also often hear how starting a business
    can be so overwhelming. That’s why we pay special attention to all the how tos.
    We feel very confident our book will help, not only those starting a business,
    but those already in business wanting to expand it.

     

    What types of businesses are featured in your book?

    Jill Hart – We have
    such a great range of contributors – everything from direct sales companies like
    Southern Living at Home and Avon to unique product-driven businesses like BSM
    Media and GrillCharms. These woman are amazing and give readers a great insight
    into how they’ve grown their businesses in very different ways.

    Diana Ennen – We cover
    everything from direct sales companies to specialized areas such as medical
    transcription and virtual assisting. Also, Jill shares detailed information on
    starting a community based membership site. We think you’ll get a lot of helpful
    tips too from such work-at-home powerhouses as Maria Bailey and Lesley Spencer
    Pyle.

     

    Do you have any tips for success for Christian
    entrepreneurs that you’d like to share?

    Jill Hart – I think my
    favorite tip – shared with me by one of our contributors, Tammy Degenhart,
    almost ten years ago is that working together benefits everyone. She told me,
    “Jill, what you give to others God brings back tenfold” and I’ve seen that hold
    true time and time again. It may not be in financial gains and it may not look
    like what we expected but God is so faithful in that when we work together there
    is no competition – it’s a win-win situation.

    Diana Ennen – Do what
    you believe in and use your own skills and prior experience to find the business
    that’s just right for you. Research/Research/Research. The more you research,
    the better your business. Continue to market and be out there. So many once they
    find a few clients stop marketing. You need to get out there continually. You
    then become the go to person when someone needs services or products that you
    offer.

     

    What are some of the challenges that you see with those
    starting or operating a business?

    Jill Hart – In my
    experience, I’ve talked with many women who get frustrated because success
    doesn’t come easily or quickly. Working from home may sound easy, but in reality
    it can actually be just as hard as working outside the home. There are many
    unique challenges, especially when working at home while raising children. If
    women don’t prepare themselves, they can become discouraged and
    disheartened.

    Diana Ennen– One of
    the major challenges I see is losing belief in yourself that you can do it.
    That’s why I think a faith-based book will be so beneficial. Even when times get
    tough, you can rely on your faith to forge ahead.

     

    With the economy, do you believe it’s still a good time to
    start a business? Why?

    Jill Hart – I think
    it’s a better time than ever. The internet is so much more widely used than it
    was even nine years ago when I began my website. If people do their research and
    find a company that fits them as well as their budget this can be a great time
    to break into the work-at-home field.

    Diana Ennen
    Absolutely. In fact, I think there’s never been a better time. You might have to
    work a little harder, but it absolutely can be done. Plus, there are so many
    businesses who need us more than ever because of the economy. For example, with
    virtual assistants because businesses are downsizing they are seeking the help
    of a VA to help on an as needed basis.

     

    Your book is written from a Christian perspective? Tell us
    a little about that and how you feel that makes it so unique?

    Jill Hart – My faith
    is central to who I am and therefore central to my business. I began Christian
    Work at Home Moms because I wanted women to have a safe place where they could
    discuss not only business things, but also talk about an area that doesn’t get
    talked about a lot in business circles – how our faith affects our businesses.
    The book is written in a way that doesn’t hit anyone over the head with our
    faith, but it’s true to who we are and talks about things from the vantage point
    that we see life – through the lens of our faith.

    Diana Ennen – There
    are so many books out there today on starting a business. However, few have the
    Christian mom in mind. We provide a lot of scriptures and examples of how you
    can use your faith to help you. Our hope is that not only will your business
    thrive, but it might just give a little boost to your faith as well.


    Learn more about the book at Beacon
    Hill Press
    or SoYouWantToBeAWAHM.com.

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