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About dotcom50

Gerry Morand began his online business as a way to develop income for retirement. After saving a percentage of his salary for over 25 years in various RRSP's, he realized that he had not accumulated anywhere near the amount required for retirement. Due to market fluctuations and management fees, the total value of his investments had not grown with compounding interest but barely matched what was invested dollar for dollar. He founded the internet marketing site Starting Over 50 as a way to build residual income to support his retirement. At the site, we teach average people how to make extra income online by simply blogging and sharing links in social media! If you are interested in learning more, please visit www.startingover50.com.

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Is your life defined by the job you hold?

In today’s world, people tend to be defined by their occupation.

In news stories or even on game shows, people are introduced by their names followed by their job titles.

This seems strange to me considering that the majority of people say they are unhappy with the job they are in and dread going to work each day.

Not only are we labeled by the position we hold at work, but the only real goals we have in life are usually centered around the work we do as well. Continue reading

Building Your List With Solo Ads

If you have been interested in online marketing and have been doing your research about it, no doubt you’ve heard that “the money is in the list.”

It is one of the lines most entrepreneurs will tell you quite soon in the process of setting up your business.

Recently, I watched this video about the most effective ways of building your contact list & sales through solo advertising.

I’ve posted it here for your viewing pleasure:

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Will you outlast adversity

Life’s journey is more like a marathon than a sprint.

You have to have endurance to keep moving forward no matter how many walls you hit along the way.

At some points you may be able to dart forward and quickly reach your desired short term goal.

But to reach your ultimate goal, or the finish line, you have to keep plodding toward it relentlessly at whatever pace you can maintain.

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Lesson I Learned From a 21st Century Brands Podcast

How many of you are old enough to remember the TV show “The Jetsons”?

JetsonsIt was a cartoon that premiered in 1962 based on a futuristic family that lived in the 21st century. Now that we have actually reached that point in time, I would like to share with you a few things I learned from listening to a podcast on the subject recently.

A great marketing show that I like to listened to is Terry O’Reilly’s “Under the Influence” on CBC radio. You can check it out here:

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Taking Responsibility for Your Actions Today

People will often blame outside events for the situations they find themselves in.

They feel it is not their fault that their life didn’t turn out right, it has to be due to some outside factor or influence.

Don’t fall into this trap!

You are the only one who can determine your outcome by taking responsibility for your actions.

See what I mean in the following video:

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